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$312,350, with Van Wert City Schools in line for a $38,930 rebate, Vantage $20,320, Crestview $12,620 and Lincolnview $11,330. Other parts of the proposal would continue on into the future. Kasich also requested tripling the funding for the Safety Grant Program from $5 million to $15 million. The additional monies would be used to support the administration’s efforts to promote workplace safety and encourage investment in programs and technology that leads to greater protections for Ohio workers. See BWC, page 12
BWC plan could mean rebates for local gov’ts, schools
ALLEN COUNTY — Governments and schools in Allen County should see a $1,110,140 rebate following a plan released Monday by Ohio Gov. John Kasich and Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) Administrator/CEO Steve Buehrer. Kasich’s office released specifics on the plan which would also triple safety grants and reduce the workers’ compensation rate for public employers by four percent. According to a release from Kasich’s office, the rebates and reforms are possible thanks to a largerthan-expected balance at the agency. “Our goal is to support the health and safety of Ohio workers while maintaining stable workers’ compensation rates for employers, including local governments,” said Buehrer. “This rebate will return nearly $113 million to local governments and schools who are already seeing the lowest rates in 30 years thanks to recent annual rate reductions.” The total in returns is $112.8 million, with schools getting the largest share at approximately $42.5 million, followed by cities receiving $37 million, counties $16.5 million and townships $7.6 million. The rebate for the City of Delphos is $301,140; Elida would receive $6,930; and Spencerville Village would receive $3,990. Delphos City Schools would receive $3,940; Elida would receive $56,390 and Spencerville would receive $19,050. Also under the proposal, nearby Putnam County would receive $303,650, with Ottoville Village in line for $9,580, Fort Jennings $420 and Kalida $4,530. Ottoville Schools would receive $10,730, Fort Jennings $9,016 and Kalida $9,490. Van Wert County’s proposed rebate is
FFA offers Food For America Tour
FFA Treasurer Kylie Fritz tells her group about the produce section of Chief’s and where the various vegetables and fruits come from geographically during the Delphos FFA Food For America Tour Tuesday. Delphos FFA members offered the annual tours to third-graders from St. John’s and Delphos City School’s elementaries through Chief Above: Devin Sanders, left, Emma Buettner, center left, and Logan Dickman, right, Supermarket, Mox Nursery, Hempfling Dairy Farm, Miller’s Cattle Farm, Friedrich watch as Mason Vonderwell feeds a calf at Hempfling’s Dairy Farm. (Delphos Herald/ Hog Farm and Heidelbaugh Sheep Farm. Stacy Taff)
The Middle Point Ballpark will host a Co-Ed 6’s Sand Volleyball Tournament beginning at 10 a.m. on May 25 (after the Run for Warriors 5k). The cost is $60 per team. Basic power rules will apply. Champions will receive T-shirts! Contact Ryanne Bollenbacher to register at email@example.com or 419-968-2834. Registration deadline is May 22. New sand and bigger courts are coming before this tournament. Mostly sunny this morning, then partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 80s. Partly cloudy tonight with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 50s. See page 2.
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City schools to seek roof bids for high school
By NANCY SPENCER firstname.lastname@example.org DELPHOS — Area contractors will pick up bid sheets for a Jefferson High School roofing project today in the Administrative Building. Delphos City Schools Board of Education approved Treasurer Brad Rostorfer to seek bids for the project to be completed this summer. Rostorfer said representatives from Carlisle SynTec, a roofing specialist company, performed a scan on the roof and found several places that had retained moisture. Carlisle recommended those places be removed and patched and then a fleece-backed roofing material be used to cover the entire roof. This will save the district a considerable amount of money, according to Carlisle. Rostorfer said the main bid will include this process and a secondary bid will include tearing the entire existing roof off and replacing it. He added that both options come with a warranty. The existing roof was installed in 1991 and is seven years out of warranty. Permanent Improvement Funds will be used for the project. The school board was provided with and approved a preliminary list of 75 seniors set to graduate at 9 a.m. June 1 in the Jefferson Middle School Auditorium. All seniors will need to meet the requirements of Delphos City Schools and the State of Ohio. Superintendent Frank Sukup announced High School Principal John Edinger received the Ohio Graduation Test results. This year’s sophomores scored as follows: Reading - 91 percent; Writing - 91 percent; Math - 94 percent; Social Studies - 91 percent; and Science - 88 percent. A 75 percent is needed in each category for the district’s passing score. Sukup noted Edinger was very pleased with the results and they showed an improvement from last year. The school board issued the following teaching contracts: Donna German and Heather Brickner — continuing; Kathy Ulrich, Jamie Lewis, Amos Place, Anne Byrne, Brandon Benfeldt, Josiah Stober and Nicole Tobe — 3 year; Christine A. Grothaus and Heather Patrick — 2 year; and Margie Miller and Kory Zenz — 1 year. Ticket prices were also submitted by the athletic department and approved by the board. Gate tickets for football and boys basketball will be $6; adult presale football and boys basketball and gate for volleyball and girls basketball will be $5; student presale for football and boys basketball and gate for volleyball and girls basketball will be $4; adult junior high football, basketball and volleyball are $3; student junior high football, basketball and volleyball — $2; adult ticket packs are $20 and are good for any home event; and student ticket packs are $15 and are good at any home event, including for adults at junior high events. See ROOF, page 12
Vancrest dishes it out for Mother’s Day
Vancrest Healthcare Center of Delphos held a Mother’s Day Ice Cream Social Sunday afternoon. Staff served vanilla ice cream topped with fudge, chopped nuts, cherries, whipped cream and colorful sprinkles to residents and their family members. (Delphos Herald/ Stephanie Groves)
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By The Associated Press Today is Wednesday, May 15, the 135th day of 2013. There are 230 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 15, 1863, Edouard Manet’s painting “Le dejeuner sur l’herbe” (The Lunch on the Grass) went on display in Paris, scandalizing viewers with its depiction of a nude woman seated on the ground with two fully dressed men at a picnic in a wooded area. On this date: In 1602, English navigator Bartholomew Gosnold and his ship, the Concord, arrived at present-day Cape Cod, which he’s credited with naming. In 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed an act establishing the Department of Agriculture. In 1930, registered nurse Ellen Church, the first airline stewardess, went on duty aboard an Oakland-toChicago flight operated by Boeing Air Transport (a forerunner of United Airlines). In 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed a measure creating the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps, whose members came to be known as WACs. Wartime gasoline rationing went into effect in 17 Eastern states, limiting sales to three gallons a week for non-essential vehicles. In 1972, Alabama Gov. George C. Wallace was shot and left paralyzed by Arthur H. Bremer while campaigning in Laurel, Md., for the Democratic presidential nomination. (Bremer served 35 years of a 53-year sentence for attempted murder.) Ten years ago: Emergency officials rushed to a series of mock catastrophes in the Chicago area on the busiest day of a national weeklong exercise. Runaway Texas Democrats boarded two buses and headed home after a self-imposed exile in Oklahoma that succeeded in killing a redistricting bill they opposed. Five years ago: President George W. Bush, addressing the Israeli Knesset, gently urged Mideast leaders to “make the hard choices necessary for peace” and condemned what he called “the false comfort of appeasement.” Emmy-winning composer Alexander “Sandy” Courage, who created the otherworldly theme for the original “Star Trek” TV series, died in Los Angeles at age 88.
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(Purita) Buck, Robin (Paul) Hoff and John Williams; and a stepgreat-grandson, Kelton Dodge. She was also preceded in death by her stepfather, Raymie Williams, who raised her; a grandson, Jeron Steven Robey; a stepgrandson, Richard Buck; a brother, John Williams; and a sister-in-law, Donna Williams. Mrs. Robey was a graduate of Gomer High School, class 1948, which continues to meet once a month. She had been employed at City Loan & Savings, Warehouse Associates and Otis Wright Trucking, all of Lima. Marilyn was a member of the Gomer United Church of Christ where she held many positions in the church, currently a deaconess. She was a member of the Ladies of Fun and Fellowship of Cairo and the Progressive Mothers Club of Columbus Grove. She loved to cook, especially homemade noodles and chocolate scotcheroos, taking trips and vacations with Bill, working in the yard and flower garden of which she was very proud. She was a faithful follower of the Bath Wildkittens softball and basketball team. She loved watching her children and grandchildren sporting events. Marilyn truly enjoyed spending time with family and friends and looked forward to the yearly family vacation to Port Clinton. Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. Friday at Gomer United Church of Christ, Gomer, Pastor Gary Ginter officiating. Burial will be in Cairo Eastside Cemetery, Cairo. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Thursday at Hartman Sons Funeral Home, Columbus Grove. Preferred memorials are to the Gomer United Church of Christ Memorial Fund or the church’s organ fund.
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One Year Ago New Landeck CL of C officers include Kathy Siefker, treasurer; Catherine Heitz, president; Jolene Bockey, trustee 2 years; Norma Ditto, trustee 4 years; Laura Ladd, secretary; Kay Siefker, vice president; Rosie Hilvers, inner guard; Martha Etzkorn, trustee 6 years; Therese Rahrig, monitor; Velma Wehri, promoter; Helen Kimmett, cheer lady; and Sue Radabaugh, photographer. 25 Years Ago – 1988 Graduation ceremonies for 37 Fort Jennings seniors will be held May 27 in the high school gymnasium. Guest speakers will be the Rev. John A. Cox and the Rev. John Shanahan. Student speakers and honor graduates are Cheryl Marie Meyer, valedictorian; Linda Kay Inkrott, salutatorian; Karen Sue Lindeman and Janet Marie Krietemeyer. Delphos volunteers recognized at Allen County Chapter, American Red Cross, annual luncheon Thursday were Edna Jane Nolte, Vera Loetz, Betty Wiesenberg, Carolyn Rice, Mary Hiller, Louise Mox, Jerry Kemper, Esther Lemke and Angela Kill. Nolte received a 20-year pin, Rice a 30-year pin, Kemper a 10-year pin, Kill a five-year pin and Lemke was awarded a certificate. Division I winners of the Catholic Daughters of Americas poetry contest are Lori Norris, Aaron Sever and Kelly Kimmet. Winners in Division II of the contest were Traci Grothouse, Katie Hanser and Molly Calvelage. Poetry winners were honored recently at a potluck dinner hosted by the Catholic Daughters of the Americas at Knights of Columbus Hall. 50 Years Ago – 1963 Additional officers for Delphos’ clean-up, paint-up, fixup campaign have been announced. Dick Schlagbaum, Bill Remlinger, and Bob Shenk are serving as co-chairmen of the drive. The Rotary Club and Bob Rozelle form the drive’s finance committee. The retail committee consists of the Chamber of Commerce, Bill Gladen, Bill Remlinger, and Gene Laudick. Ruth Coffee was elected president of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary during the regular meeting held Monday evening in the Eagles club rooms. Other officers elected are Ethel Wrocklage, vice president; Estella Wieging, chaplain; Helen Vance, treasurer; Sharon Archer, conductress; Ruth Miller, inside guard; Tanya Wiley, outside guard; Leola Behringer, Edna Kortokrax and Mary Vondran, trustees. A service of recognition will be held Sunday in the Delphos Evangelical United Church honoring its members of the senior classes at Jefferson, Lincolnview and Benzonia Central high schools. Bibles will be presented to Larry Bame, Dennis Kiggins, Donald Marks, John Thatcher and Willie Vasquez by Robert McBride, serving as the committee.
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Delphos police were called to a car/motorcycle incident at approximately 5:59 p.m. Saturday. Reports indicate Tiffany M. Geise, 20, of Delphos was northbound on North Jefferson Street approaching the stop sign at the intersection of West Fourth Street when she rolled through the intersection failing to stop at the stop sign. Debbra L. Merritt, 49, of Van Wert was operating a motorcycle and traveling westbound on Fourth Street and did not have a stop sign. To avoid a collision with the Geise vehicle, Merrit layed the motorcycle down. No contact was made between the two vehicles. Merritt’s motorcycle sustained minor damage to the right side. Merritt was transported to St. Rita’s Medical Center by Delphos EMS with nonincapacitating injuries. Geise was cited with failThe following individuals appeared Tuesday before Judge ure to stop. Charles Steele in Van Wert County Court of Common Pleas: Sentencings Megan Fischbach, 23, Delphos was sentenced for attempted unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, a misdemeanor of the first degree. Her sentence was one year community control, Corn $6.83 30 days jail at a later date, substance abuse and psychological Wheat $6.76 assessments and treatment, 50 hours community service, pay Soybeans $14.93 court costs and partial appointed counsel fees. A 180-day jail term and $1,000 fine were deferred. Robert K. Stoller, 30, Van Wert, possession of drugs, felony five, was sentenced to three years community control, WEATHER FORECAST 30 days Electronic House Arrest, 30 days jail at a later date, Tri-county 100 hours community service, substance abuse assessment Associated Press and treatment, two years intensive probation, driver’s license TODAY: Mostly sunny suspended six months, pay court costs and partial appointed in the morning, Then partcounsel fees. A nine-month prison term was deferred. Alisha Stemen, 21, Van Wert, possession of heroin, felony ly cloudy with a 20 percent five, was sentenced to three years community control, 30 days chance of showers and thunjail at a later date, 60 days Electronic House Arrest (or jail), derstorms in the afternoon. 100 hours community service, substance abuse assessment Highs in the mid 80s. West and treatment, turn in a list of prescription drugs to probation, winds 15 to 20 mph. TONIGHT: Partly cloudy two years intensive probation, driver’s license suspended six months, pay court costs and partial appointed counsel fees. A with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. nine-month prison term was deferred. Lows in the upper 50s. He will remain in jail until EMHA established. Kevin Clay, 28, Van Wert, was sentenced on two different Northwest winds around 10 cases. In the first case for possession of drugs, felony 5, he mph through midnight becomappeared for a probation violation. He admitted the violation ing light and variable. THURSDAY: Partly and was sentenced to nine months in prison, with credit for 130 days already served. The second case was for sentencing cloudy with a 20 percent for two counts of breaking and entering, each a felony five. chance of showers and thunHe was sentenced to 11 months in prison for each count to be derstorms. Highs in the upper served concurrently but consecutive to the nine months in the 70s. South winds around 5 first case. He was also ordered to pay restitution to several vic- mph shifting to the west in the tims: Elmco Engineering ($5,775), Uptown Laundry ($520), afternoon. THURSDAY NIGHT: Van Wert Glass ($1,504), First Friends Church ($195) plus Mostly clear through midcourt costs. night then becoming partly He was remanded to jail for transfer to prison. cloudy. Lows in the upper Probation violation Jeremy Rollins, 36, Van Wert, admitted to probation vio- 50s. Light and variable winds lations for failing to get permission from probation to move, becoming northeast up to 5 failure to report to probation and failure to complete counsel- mph after midnight. ing. He was sentenced to serve his previously deferred prison EXTENDED FORECAST sentence of 9 months. With credit for 193 days served. FRIDAY: Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of See COURT, page 12 showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 70s.
Sept. 29, 1930-May 13, 2013 Marilyn A. Robey, 82, of Cairo, died at 4:37 a.m. Monday at Lima Memorial Hospital. She was born Sept. 29, 1930, in Lima to Frances and Velma T. (Hunt) Davis, who preceded her in death. On Jan. 1, 1950, she married Albert D. Robey, with whom she shared 42 wonderful years until his passing on Nov. 6, 1992. Survivors include her best friend, Bill Parsons, of Columbus Grove; three sons, Tom (Barbara) Robey of Hubbard, Jeff (Judy) Robey and Steve (Pam) Robey of Cairo; a daughter, Teena (Ron) Ebbeskotte of Delphos; four brothers, Paul (Lena) Davis of Addison, Ill., Fred (Shirley) Davis and Bill Williams of Gomer and Roger Williams of Yellville, Ark.; a sister, Carol Recker of Lima; nine grandchildren, Kelley (Kevin) Lacey, Karen (Todd) Witt, Susan (Chris) Serenari, Wendy (Adam) Dodge, Jason (Amanda) Robey, Josh (Taylor) Robey, Zach (Kristen) Ebbeskotte, Lindsay Ebbeskotte and Ryan Ebbeskotte; 13 greatgrandchildren, Marin Butler, Madden Witt, McKenna Witt, Addison Serenari, Chris Moore, Erin Moore, Earl Smith, Jr., William Smith, Gavin Hutchison, Aiden Robey, Jeron Michael Robey and twins expected in July; a great-great-granddaughter, Rosalie Hope; three stepgrandchildren, Robert
Delphos Police were dispatched to an accident at 7:11 p.m. on Sunday at the 300 block of South Pierce Street. A pick-up owned by John A. Nomina was parked southbound on the west side of Pierce Street when it was struck head-on by David G. Betz, 36, of Delphos. Betz was traveling northbound on Pierce Street and went left of center striking the Nomina pick-up. Nomina’s vehicle sustained functional damage to the center front part of the truck. The vehicle driven by Betz sustained disabling damage to the center front area of the car. No injuries were reported. Betz was given a breathalyzer test and cited with operating a vehicle intoxicated (OVI) and no operator’s license.
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Tom Groves, 72, of Delphos is recovering in St. Rita’s Medical Center after surgery. Get well wishes can be sent to St. Rita’s Medical Center, 730 W. Market St, Lima OH 45801.
ST. RITA’S A boy was born May 11 to Cherilyn and Aaron Bensinger of Elida. A boy was born May 13 to Jamie and Dustin Schaadt of Venedocia.
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WHITMORE, Don D., 77, of Spencerville, funeral services will begin at 10:30 a.m. today at Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home, Spencerville, the Revs. Jan Johnson and Charles Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Ohio City, where the Spencerville Veterans will conduct Military Graveside Rites. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to the Heart of Cancer societies of to Trinity United Methodist Church in Spencerville.
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Staff reports Delphos City Council met in special session Tuesday evening, a meeting first made public last Saturday. All members of council and of the administration were present, including the city Law Director Clayton Osting. After roll call, council retreated to closed door executive session for an hour and 45 minutes, to discuss unspecified matters of litigation. Upon completion of the closed-door session, council re-entered the regular chambers and upon calling the meeting back into session, Council President Kim Riddell advised that the executive session had been completed and no information regarding the closed door meeting would be discussed in any manner. The meeting was then abruptly adjourned.
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Lincolnview teachers learn safety measures
BY LINDSAY MCCOY DHI Corresonpondent MIDDLE POINT — Lincolnview Local Schools held an approved teacher inservice day on Monday to focus on school safety and to train teachers what to do in the unfortunate case that the school would come under attack by a shooter or other dangerous person. James Burke of the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy was present in the morning to educate teachers and staff on active shooter responses. Burke highlighted previous instances, including Columbine and Virginia Tech, that have pushed schools to have a plan in place for such an event. Burke was followed by local officials trained to respond quickly in the case of an emergency. Officer Keith Allen of the Van Wert Sheriff’s Department informed staff on what first dealings with the sheriff’s department would consist of if such an event were to occur. “Do not enter the hallways at all,” said Allen. “Once you are in a secure location, stay there.” He went on to discuss the step-by-step process that would occur hopefully only minutes after a shooter incident was reported. Responding officers’ first priority would be to take
Park giveaway winners announced
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Stinky flower blooms again at Ohio State
By KANTELE FRANKO Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A large rainforest plant known as a corpse flower because of its awful smell has bloomed again at an Ohio State University greenhouse, and there’s more excitement because another corpse flower there is expected to open soon, a spokeswoman said. A 6-foot titan arum, nicknamed Woody after Buckeyes football coach Woody Hayes, opened Tuesday to reveal its bold, reddish-purple color and release its rotting-flesh smell a little over two years after it first flowered. A second corpse flower opened briefly at the greenhouse last May, and a third is expected to open for the first time in seven to 10 days, spokeswoman Sandi Rutkowski said. The greenhouse extends visiting hours during such blooms, but people who want to catch a peek or a whiff have to do so quickly because the rare blooms sometimes last only a day or less. Some of the plants never bloom, and there’s no guarantee that those that bloom will do so again. “I think we’re pinching ourselves,” Rutkowski said. She said having three or four blooms within three years is a credit to good luck and to the skill of the Columbus greenhouse’s program manager, Joan Leonard. “It is luck, but it’s also due in large part to Joan’s incredible skills at getting things to grow, at nurturing them, sort of knowing what to do when,” Rutkowski said.
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by the shooter in an attempt to bring them down. Allen informed teachers to be aware of items within their classroom that could be used to fight off an armed individual. While teachers are encouraged to think of their own safety and the safety of their students, they should be aware that responding officers will also be thinking of their personal safety. A person should be careful not to surprise an officer and to keep hands in the air while evacuating the area. Allen reminded that if a gun is found to not pick it up to give to officers. Officers may mistake a person for the shooter and shoot them before asking any questions. In these situations, it could take hours Officer Keith Allen of the Van Wert County Sheriff’s Office speaks to staff at for conditions to be marked Lincolnview during an in-service day focusing on school safety on Monday. (Times safe and during this time, Bulletin/Lindsay McCoy) students and teachers will have to remain where they out the shooter before any hardest things to deal with,” teachers and staff how fast are. It is important for a more lives can be threatened. said Allen. “But we will try they can actually occur. teacher to have a plan even Second, those who have been to get everyone out of the One video taught viewers those this plan could change injured will be tended to and building without having to what responses to take first easily as there is no way to in such a situation. If able, prepare for every situation. will be followed by the safe see this.” In such instances, offi- people should first run and evacuation of all those that In addition to the Van cers will encourage stu- get away from the area if Wert Sheriff’s Department, remain in the building. It is then the responsibil- dents to walk single file it is safe to do so. If it Van Wert Fire Department ity of principals to account with their hands upon each is not safe to escape the and Emergency Management for every child and staff others’ shoulders and eyes area, a person should hide were also in attendance at member. Allen also warned shut tightly to keep them for out of the shooters view and the in-service. These local that evacuation from the witnessing this life-altering behind something that could services would also be stop a bullet. Once hidden, actively involved in the case building may take teachers sight. Following Allen’s talk, a person or group of people of such incident within a and young students past the he presented clips of actu- should be ready to fight in local school. bodies of those deceased. “It will be one of the al shooting events to show the event that they are found
PAULDING — Not everyone is happy with the Paulding County commissioners’ plans to dissolve the county Emergency Management Agency agreement and put the EMA under the jurisdiction of the sheriff’s office. Ohio Fire Chiefs Association President Bruce Moritz said the association was not in favor of the move and would not be until it was vetted and discussed in a public forum. Moritz said it would open up a “whole new can of worms” and he would like to know the reasoning behind the commissioners’ decision. Moritz also said that the Buckeye State Sheriff Association had told his agency they had been approached by the Ohio County Commissioners Association, who asked them to take over the EMA duties in Paulding County. With regards to the Paulding County Emergency Management Agency (EMA), commissioners are urging members of the group’s member municipalities to dissolve the countywide executive EMA board and allow the agency to be restructured under their direction. Commissioners are making visits to each village council and township meeting to get each one to sign off and dissolve Paulding County’s current EMA board. The document that townships and villages are being asked to sign is only two sentences long. It gives no explanation, other than “…it has become necessary to change the method” of providing EMA services. No plan for a proposed new organization has been issued. It is not clear whether local entities would have any input or control whatsoever in how the EMA is operated. “People need to be informed of the change and what it will entail. They should not sign anything until they understand any repercussions and basically what is going to happen. It is going to effect each police and fire department,” Moritz said. The county commissioners reported there are supervision issues within the EMA. They see the current board’s oversight of the director as intermittent rather than ongoing and would like to see a change, according to a discussion held last Monday morning in their office. They would also like to see things done in what they called a “timely fashion.” Commissioner Tony Zartman said the commissioners have been approached by citizens and first-responders about an “ongoing situation,” but refused to elaborate, saying he could not discuss what was said in executive session. “We have our reasons for making a change,” said Fred Pieper, chairman of the board of commissioners. However, no reason was given. See EMA, page 12
Knepper, Reynolds place in God, Flag and Country oratorical
Samantha Knepper, left, and Kylee Reynolds recently competed in the God, Flag, and Country State Competition in Fairborn. Samantha is daughter of David and Melissa Knepper and is a fifth-grader at Jefferson; Kylee is daughter of Frank and Kristin Reynolds and is a homeschooled eighth-grader from Spencerville. Both received first place in their school, district and zone levels of the competition and placed fifth at the State level in their age groups. The program is sponsored by the Fraternal Order of Eagles. (Photo submitted)
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Renner receives scholarship
Dean Renner of Venedocia has been awarded the Dairy Farmers of America Scholarship for the 2013-14 academic year. He is the son of Carl and Kathy Renner and is currently a junior at The Ohio State University, majoring in agribusiness and applied economics. He is a peer mentor for the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences and parRenner ticipates in St. Paul’s Outreach and the Newman Center. A 2010 graduate of Jefferson High School, Renner plans to volunteer for a Christian organization or work for a non-profit after finishing his program at Ohio State. The Dairy Farmers of America Scholarship, Vantage students walk for a cure during their own “mini-relay” on campus on May 3. open to agribusiness and applied economics (Submitted photo)
Vantage raises $2,500 for Relay for Life
Information submitted manicure or pedicure during their academic class. Over $1400 was raised just with this one event! Then there were Friday Morning Munchies for the staff, which brought in another $200. The “big event” was the mini-relay for life held during lab time on May 3. Each program donated $25 to be a part of the walk. Since construction is complete, a spacious area behind the building was turned into a walking track for the day. Snacks and soft
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In a terrific team effort, Vantage students and staff pulled together to raise $2500 for the Van Wert County Relay for Life! Many events and activities were held, beginning in March, to focus on raising money for a cure. Cosmetology instructors Amy Grothouse and Susie Smith teamed up with academic teachers for “Mani-Pedi” day. Students who donated to the cause were allowed to get a
drinks were sold, and students walked for 2 1/2 hours. Again, Cosmetology students played a part in the day by selling Colors for a Cure hair extensions, raising additional money. For every lap the students walked, they received a colored bead (representing all the different types of cancer) for their lanyard. More than 9,000 beads were handed out. One final event, the Harlem Shake Challenge, will take place over the next few days at lunchtime. Students and staff members were encouraged to put together a team and videotape their version of the Harlem Shake. Everyone will have a chance to vote for their favorite video by donating money. The video that raises the most money will receive a pizza party lunch. Grothouse and Beth Evans are co-team leaders of the Vantage Relay for Life team. Evans said, “It was just awesome to see all the students walk the first lap together. Before the walk began, students who had relatives or friends touched by cancer were asked to raise their hand. There were a lot. They all understood why we were doing this and its importance,” Evans said. The Vantage team also participated in the Relay for Life at the Van Wert County Fairgrounds.
Y.O.U.T.H. Crew members place in arts competition
Five of the youth of Delphos First Assembly of God recently participated in the statewide Fine Arts Competition at the Columbus Convention Center. The include, from left, Kierston Freund, Emily Freund, Eli Freund, Rodney Brown and Sara Brown. Hundreds of teens from Ohio made presentations in a variety of categories. Kierston Freund (female vocal solo), Eli Freund (artwork/painting) and Rodney Brown (short sermon) each received a rating of superior with an invitation to go to the National Fine Arts Convention at the Orlando Convention Center in Florida in August. Emily Freund received an excellent rating for her artwork and children’s lesson. Sara Brown received an excellent rating for her worship solo dance and children’s lesson. Kierston (artwork), Eli (solo guitar) and Rodney (children’s lesson) also received a rating of excellent. The Youth C.R.E.W. (Christ Reaching Everyone’s World) meets at 6 p.m. Sundays at The ROC. (Submitted photo)
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Family mourning loss of foals, readying for church
BY LOVINA EICHER Our garden is beginning to fill up more and more. So far, we have potatoes, onions, peas, lettuce, radishes, red beets, carrots and dill planted. Hope to get time to plant corn, green beans and zucchini this week yet. I’ll wait until next week to put out any tomato and pepper plants. The seeds we planted last week, though, are up already. My husband Joe planted potatoes in a different way this year. He laid them on top of the soil and covered them thickly with straw. From what we have heard from people that do this, the potatoes do very well. The straw, when watered down, will keep a lot of moisture in dry weather. It also helps keep the weeds down. Friday evening, we had to get the veterinarian out here to help our horse Itty Bit deliver twin foals but both were dead. We were disappointed but glad we could save Itty Bit. This is rare that we have two horses having full term twins 9 days apart. Itty Bit is Ginger’s mother, so they both have the same genes. Can any of you readers give us information on horses having twins? What percentage of horses have twins and what percentage of them will live? Ginger was able to deliver hers without a problem. Itty Bit is also doing well since the delivery. Our miniature pony, little Prancer, is also doing well. When daughter Susan takes Minnie for a ride, the other children can keep him entertained enough so Prancer won’t follow them. When Minnie comes back, it’s so cute to see Prancer run up to her and start nursing before she has her harness off. Daughter, Lovina, 8, Susan is training this tiny spends hours with the minia- pony, Sunny. ture ponies. Susan is training a pony named Sunny. Lovina can ride and drive Sunny now. It won’t be long until Sunny is ready to go back to its owner. Tomorrow is Ascension Day, so my husband Joe and daughter Elizabeth won’t have to go to work. They are both glad for the break. Elizabeth is working 10-hour days again. The children will stay home from school on Ascension Day, which will be a relaxing family day in honor of our Savior’s ascension to Heaven. We attended church services Sunday at our neighbors Joas and Susan’s house. We were invited back for the evening meal. Our turn to host church services will be June 2, Lord willing. That day will come up fast, so we are trying to get a lot of cleaning done. Sister Emma and her daughter, Elizabeth, came to help us clean the canning room in the basement yesterday. Taking all the canned jars off the shelves and cleaning them and putting them back on is time-
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Cavaliers pound out MAC triumph over Jays
By JIM METCALFE firstname.lastname@example.org DELPHOS — Coldwater brought out the bats early and often on a brilliant, warm and breezy Tuesday night at Stadium Park and battered their way to a 19-5 Midwest Athletic Conference rout of host St. John’s. The Cavaliers (22-4, 8-1 MAC) pounded out 18 hits and garnered 10 free passes and two hit batters in posting their numbers. Matt Selhorst went 4-for-5 (and a sacrifice fly) with seven runs batted in, while leftyswinging Drew Otten was 3-for-4 (sac fly; 3 RBIs, 2 runs), Christian Schramm (2 RBIs) and Matt Kramer both 2-for-3, lefty Grant Muhlenkamp 2-for-4 (2 runs) and Brody Hoyng (3 runs) and Malave Bettinger (2 runs) both had three walks. The Jays held their Senior Night for Curtis Geise, Troy Warnecke, Ryan Buescher, Andrew Metzger, Clay Courtney, Craig Klausing, Drew Wagner, Andrew Grothouse, Aaron Beck and Dylan Stump. “Coldwater is a nice-hitting team. They seem to hit it wherever the ball is pitched — inside or out, up or down — and put it where they want to,” St. John’s coach Ryan Warnecke noted. “We hit the ball, too, but we couldn’t keep up with their offense. Our defense seemed to play scared tonight; we were afraid to make a play.” Coldwater coach Brian Harlamert was pleased with his team’s overall effort.
Senior Troy Warnecke slides into home Tuesday night on Clay Courtney’s double, upending Coldwater catcher Matt Kramer in the third inning. (Delphos Herald/Tom Morris) “We came out ready to get good swings and only briefly went into a bit of a lull in the middle innings,” he added. “We also showed great discipline at the plate; that shows a lot of guys that know how to play the game of baseball.” The Cavaliers took a 2-0 lead against Jays’ starter T.J. Hoersten in the first on three hits,
including a run-scoring single by Selhorst (plating Otten). A passed ball scored the first run. The Blue Jays (8-14, 3-6 MAC) had a chance to retaliate right away against Coldwater righty Greg Gilliland (5-0) on a single by Geise, a walk to Buescher and a runscoring single by Warnecke. Metzger forced
Buescher at third but Courtney walked to load the bases. The next two batters were retired to leave a 2-1 deficit. The Cavaliers went up 4-1 in the second on three more safeties, including a 2-run liner to right by Otten. Three more hits, a hit batter and an error produced three more runs in the third, chasing Hoersten for Drew Wagner. The error scored the first run, a triple by Muhlenkamp plated Selhorst and a double — greeting Wagner — by Schramm scored Muhlenkamp for a 7-1 advantage. The Jays got within 7-3 in the third on a walk and two hits, with the big blow a 2-run double to right center by Courtney (Buescher and Warnecke). Coldwater got a single tally in the fourth on a walk and three hits, including Selhorst’s RBI knock to right (Bettinger). The hosts got two on with two down in the fourth (Klausing and Buescher). The guests tacked on two more runs — making it 10-3 — in the fifth on two errors, a walk and one hit by Selhorst that scored Otten. Earlier, a sacrifice fly by Mitch Henye (3 RBIs) got Hoyng home. The hosts battled back within 10-5 in the home half against reliever Derek Thobe on three walks, a double-play grounder by Wagner (scoring Metzger) and an infield hit by Klausing that got Courtney home. See JAYS, page 8
Kalida knocks off top-seeded Grove in softball tournament
By DAVE BONINSEGNA The Delphos Herald email@example.com COLUMBUS GROVE — Kalida baseball coach Jim McBride is retiring after this season and his Wildcats were attempting to extend his career one game longer as they took on the Columbus Grove Bulldogs in the Division IV sectional finals at Grove on Tuesday afternoon. The Wildcats struck for three runs in the top of the first inning and never looked back as they beat the topseeded Bulldogs 9-3 to move on to the districts at Elida. Neil Recker went 2-for-4 with a pair of runs batted in. Kyle Kehres was 1-for-3 while knocking in three. Austin Swift pitched three innings, giving up two runs, while striking out three and walking four. Kehres came on in relief and gave up one run to get the win. Kalida put the lead runner on in each of the first five innings. Brent Hovest led the game off with a double and was followed by a single by Swift and a run-scoring base hit by Recker. Rob Kleman (2-for-4, 2 RBIs) followed two batters later with the second double of the inning for the guests, giving the Wildcats a 3-0 lead. The second inning started much like the first for the visitors with Austin Horstman delivering a single and coming around to score after an error and walk brought up Swift with two on and one out. The Kalida pitcher flied out to center, allowing
Pettibone stays unbeaten, Phils top Indians
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jonathan Pettibone pitched neatly into the seventh, Kevin Frandsen and Domonic Brown hit solo homers and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Cleveland Indians 6-2 on Tuesday night. John Mayberry Jr. had three hits and three RBIs, including a go-ahead two-run double for the Phillies, who won their third straight game to get within two games of .500. Pettibone (3-0) allowed two runs and four hits in 6 2-3 innings, the longest of
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Horstman to tag up and score from third, making it a 4-0 ballgame. Columbus Grove threatened in their half of the second, loading the bases with one out, but Swift got back-to-back strikeouts to end the inning. The Wildcats did as they had done the previous two innings when it came to their at-bat in the third. Kehres was hit by a pitch to lead it off and scored later in the frame on a single by Horstman. The Bulldogs had another opportunity in their half of the third. Brady Schafer singled home Brandon Benroth to get the ’Dogs on the board but the inning could have been a lot bigger. Blake Hoffman led off with a single, followed by the Benroth baseon-balls. However, Matt Jay hit a liner to short that was gloved by Trent Gerding, who then fired to second to double off Hoffman. Swift got Kody Griffith to ground out to short to end
the inning with the Bulldogs leaving the bases loaded for the second consecutive inning. The ’Cats weren’t done. Once more in the fourth, the lead batter (Hovest) reached safely with a walk, followed by a Swift single that moved Hovest from first to third. Recker flied out to center, bringing home Hovest. After a Swift steal of third, Kehres flied out to right, allowing Swift to tag and score, adding two more to the count and giving the Wildcats a 7-1 advantage. In the bottom of the fourth, it appeared that the Grove bats were about to come alive as Josh Verhoff (2-for-3) led off with a triple and Trent Vorst (2-for-3, 1 RBI) followed with a run-scoring double. However, that is when coach McBride brought in Kehres in relief, who promptly set down the next three batters to end the threat. See KALIDA, page 8
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his five career starts. Three relievers got the next four outs and Jonathan Papelbon finished in a non-save situation after Philadelphia tacked on two runs in the eighth.
Bailey’s 6-hitter helps Reds beat Marlins 6-2
MIAMI (AP) — Homer Bailey pitched a six-hitter to earn his first victory since April 5, and the Cincinnati Reds extended their winning streak to four games by beating the Miami Marlins 6-2 Tuesday night. Xavier Paul hit a threerun double for the Reds, who took advantage of consecutive bases-loaded walks by Ricky Nolasco. Brandon Phillips, who began the night tied for the NL lead in RBIs, drove in two runs. Bailey (2-3), who threw a career-high 125 pitches, tied his major league best with 10 strikeouts and walked none in his fourth complete game. He retired the final eight batters, and his last pitch was a 97 mph fastball. The right-hander, who has had spotty run support this
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Midwest Athletic Conference League Meet At Versailles High School Girls Team Rankings - 6 Events Scored: Marion Local 61, Minster 52.50, Coldwater 36.83, Versailles 36.33, New Bremen 16, St. John’s 15, St. Henry 6, Parkway 4.33, New Knoxville and Ft. Recovery 3. Boys Team Rankings - 5 Events Scored: Minster 50, Versailles 48, Coldwater 37.50, St. John’s 20, New Knoxville 11, St. Henry 10, Parkway 7, New Bremen 6, Marion Local 5.50. Finals (10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1): Girls 4x800 Meter Relay: 1. Coldwater 9:41.15; 2. Minster 9:48.32; 3. Versailles 10:18.50; 4. St. Henry 10:23.37; 5. New Bremen 10:25.39; 6. Ft. Recovery 10:35.62; 7. Marion Local 10:49.30; 8. Parkway 12:10.49. Boys 4x800 Meter Relay: 1. Versailles 7:55.31#; 2. Minster 8:05.29; 3. St. Henry 8:25.84; 4. Coldwater 8:35.14; 5. New Bremen 8:41.84; 6. St. John’s 8:44.93; 7. Marion Local 8:47.36; 8. Parkway 8:52.77. Girls Shot Put: 1. Eiting (MI) 35-10.50; 2. Mescher (ML) 34-1.25; 3. Bruns (V) 32-11.50; 4. Jones (NB) 32-3.50; 5. Leugers (C) 31-10.75; 6. Dirksen (ML) 31-5.50; 7. Wellman (C) 31-4.50; 8. Osterholt (SH) 29-11.75. Boys Shot Put: 1. Kramer (C) 50-10.75; 2. Hegemann (MI) 46-10.50; 3. Didier (V) 46-3.75; 4. Hueker (MI) 44-10.25; 5. Rios (C) 44-4.75; 6. Gehron (P) 42-4.50; 7. Mark Boggs (SJ) 41-10; 8. Stucke (V) 41-0.50. Girls Discus: 1. Bruns (V) 119-11; 2. Chrisman (ML) 109-9; 3. Meyer (ML) 100-6; 4. Maurer (NB) 100-4; 5. Madison Kreeger (SJ) 97-3; 6. Reed (V) 95-2; 7. Will (MI) 91-6; 8. Kuck (NB) 89-0. Boys Discus: 1. Hegemann (MI) 154-2; 2. Rios (C) 140-7; 3. Stucke (V) 136-11; 4. Nate Schroeder (SJ) 132-2; 5. Beyke (SH) 122-5; 6. Hippley (P) 121-9; 7. Kuck (NK) 118-0; 8. Poeppelman (V) 115-0. Girls High Jump: 1. Kramer (ML) 5-2; 2. Alyssa Faurot (SJ) 5-0; 3. A. Winner (V) 5-0; 4. (tie) McGowan (MI) and Rammel (C) 4-8; 6. Hellwarth (P) 4-8; 7. M. Francis (MI) 4-8; 8. (tie) Shellabarger (P), V. Francis (V) and Leugers (C) 4-6. Boys High Jump: 1. Pothast (V) 6-4; 2. Dues (MI) 6-2; 3. Wilker (V) 6-2; 4. Mackie (NK) 6-0; 5. Kuntz (NK) 5-10; 6. (tie) Hess (ML) and Bergman (C) 5-8; 8. Otting (MI) 5-6. Girls Long Jump: 1. Thobe (ML) 16-0.50; 2. M. Francis (MI) 15-5.50; 3. Rindler (C) 15-1.75; 4. Jutte (MI) 15-0.75; 5. Kramer (ML) 14-11.25; 6. Horstman (NK) 14-11.25; 7. V. Francis (V) 14-8.25; 8. Monnin (V) 14-5.75. Boys Long Jump: 1. Ben Youngpeter (SJ) 20-2.50; 2. Dippold (C) 20-0.50; 3. Thobe (MI) 19-11; 4. Barga (V) 19-9.25; 5. Thobe (MI) 18-5; 6. Klamar (V) 18-4.25; 7. Manger (NB) 18-3.75; 8. Homan (ML) 17-8.25. Girls Pole Vault: 1. Hemmelgarn (ML) 10-6; 2. Heckman (MI) 9-6; 3. Wellman (C) 9-0; 4. Jutte (MI) 8-6; 5. Honigford (C) 8-6; 6. Alicia Buettner (SJ) 8-0; 7. Bechtol (V) 7-6; 8. Homan (NB) 7-6. Preliminaries (top 8 to Friday’s Finals) Girls 100 Meter Hurdles: 1. Rammel (C) 17.17; 2. Horstman (NK) 17.29; 3. V. Francis (V) 17.61; 4. Meiring (MI) 17.67; 5. Berning (ML) 17.79; 6. Richard (MI) 17.92; 7. Platfoot (V) 18.02; 8. McClurg (NB) 18.06. See TUESDAY, page 8
Lady Lancers dethrone defending champion Knights
By BRIAN BASSETT DHI Correspondent MIDDLE POINT - When the Crestview Lady Knight softball team is involved in a 1-run tournament game, odds are that they are the winner. The Lincolnview Lady Lancers (16-3) gave the Lady Knights a dose of their own medicine, however, Tuesday evening in the sectional championship game at Lancer field. Lincolnview, behind a dominating performance from junior pitcher Ashley McClure and a clutch RBI single by senior centerfielder Jodie Doner, beat Crestview 1-0 to take the sectional championship. The Lady Lancer win prevents the Lady Knights from claiming their 11th straight sectional title. Crestview (13-9), the reigning state champion, had won 13 of the 14 previous sectional titles. “It feels great,” admitted Lincolnview coach Kent McClure. “We’re not done yet. We’ve got to play them Thursday.” McClure was referring to the final Northwest Conference game of the season for both teams, which will take place Thursday at Crestview. As far as Tuesday’s contest, both McClure and Crestview sophomore pitcher Terra Crowle were incredibly good on the mound, combining to surrender only eight hits. McClure got the best of her counterpart, however, by taking a no-hitter into the sixth inning. The Lincolnview ace eventually gave up two hits, but allowed no runs while striking out five and walking two in her seven-inning
season, lowered his ERA at night to 1.80. His ERA in three daytime starts is 7.16. The Reds climbed a season-best seven games above .500 as they began a ninegame trip. The Marlins, who have the NL’s worst record, lost their third game in a row and fell to 5-12 at home. A brief, uncharacteristic bout of wildness proved costly for Nolasco (2-5), who gave up six runs in five innings. He hit a batter with a pitch and walked two — both with the bases loaded.
Lincolnview’s Jodie Doner swings at a pitch in the Lancer’s sectional softball game against Crestview on Tuesday night. (Delphos Herald/Brian Bassett) outing. “Ashley pitched a great game. Actually (assistant) Coach Coppus, (senior catcher) Lauren (Calvert) and Ashley pitched a great game. We scouted them during the year and obviously, that worked,” explained Coach McClure. See LANCERS, page 8
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Jays best Big Green in hardball action
By JIM METCALFE firstname.lastname@example.org OTTOVILLE — St. John’s scored all four of its runs in the first two innings and held off a late Ottoville charge, grabbing a 4-2 non-conference baseball triumph on a brilliant but chilly Monday at Ottoville High School. The Blue Jays (8-13) rode the complete game of senior right-hander Andrew Metzger (2-1; 3 hits, 2 earned runs, 5 bases-on-balls, 3 strikeouts; 94 pitches). The visitors compiled 10 hits against sophomore right-hander Joel Beining (2-2; 4 2/3 IPs, 4 earned runs, 4 BBs, 1 K). Junior Alex Horstman came on in relief in the top of the fifth and retired all seven batters he faced. “Andrew dug deep today. He pitched very well and had a nice fastball and curve,” Jays coach Ryan Warnecke said. “We played good defense behind him and that has been a trend for the last couple of games; hopefully, it stays that way. Offensively, we came out hitting. Everyone will see what we only scored in the first two innings but we had chances the next three. We have been stressing that the last week or so; making contact and putting the ball in play.” Even in a loss, Ottoville mentor Tony Castronova was pleased. “We hit the ball well today, just right at them. You want to see that heading into the tournament,” he added. “We played good defense and we got good pitching. Joel settled down after the first two innings and Alex came on in relief and did a great job. We open the tournament Wednesday and might have been peaking ahead a little bit; kids will do that sometimes.” Senior Ryan Buescher (1 run, 1 run batted in) and senior Troy Warnecke both went 2-for-3 for the Jays, while senior Clay Courtney went 2-for4. Metzger helped himself with two RBIs, including a run-scoring double in the first. Senior Bryan Hohlbein was the big bat in the Big Green (8-9) lineup with a 2-for-3 day and classmate Craig Odenweller knocked in both runs with a double in the bottom of the seventh. The Jays scored twice in the first frame: 1-out singles by Buescher and Warnecke, a run-scoring double to right by Metzger — a heads-up throw by Brandon Boecker nabbed Warnecke at third — and then an RBI-double by Courtney for a 2-0 score. The only base-runners for Ottoville in the first four frames were via
Monday Round Up
Wildcats pounce on Bulldogs ELIDA — The Jefferson baseballers rode solid pitching from junior Ross Thompson and gave him plenty of help with an 11-hit attack, besting Elida 11-3 Monday at Ed Sandy Memorial Field. Thompson tossed 104 pitches (67 for strikes) in his complete game, ceding three hits and two runs (1 earned), walking two and fanning eight. Senior Tyler Wrasman led the Wildcats with a 4-for-4 day (2 doubles; 4 runs batted in, 2 runs scored); Zach Ricker went 2-for-2 day (walk and hit by pitch; 2 runs batted in, 1 run), as did classmate Seth Wollenhaupt (sacrifice fly and sacrifice bunt; 2 RBIs, 1 run). Sophomore Adam Purdy — who took the loss for Elida with four innings of work (6 hits, 7 runs, 5 earned, 3 walks, 1 hit batter, 5 Ks), junior Max Stambaugh and junior Justin Murphy had the hits for the Bulldogs. The Wildcats went up 3-0 in the top of the second on three hits, including Wrasman’s 2-run double to left center to plate Jordan Herron and Tyler Talboom, and a sacrifice fly by Wollenhaupt earlier in the frame (Drew Kortokrax). They made it 5-0 in the third on a walk, an error and a 2-run single by Wollenhaupt (Ricker and Austin Jettinghoff). The lead climbed to 7-0 in the fourth on a walk, a bunt single by Wrasman and a wild pitch, plating Talboom. A single by Ricker scored Wrasman. Elida got on the board in the home half on a leadoff walk to David Diller and a 2-out double by Stambaugh. The Red and White made it 8-1 in the fifth on a walk to Zavier Buzard, a steal and an error. It became 9-1 in the Delphos sixth on a Wrasman leadoff single, two stolen bases and a single by Ricker. The Wildcats made it 11-1 in the seventh on three hits, including another 2-run double by Wrasman (Wollenhaupt and Herron). The Bulldogs got two in the seventh on a pair of hits and an error, plating Justin Murphy and Logan Frysinger. Jefferson is slated to head to New Knoxville for a 5 p.m. Thursday game, while Elida is headed to LCC that same day. JEFFERSON (11) ab-r-h-rbi Ross Thompson p 5-0-0-0, Zach Ricker ss 3-1-1-2, Austin Jettinghoff c 3-1-0-0, Drew Kortokrax rf/lf 4-1-1-0, Zavier Buzard cf 3-1-0-0, Seth Wollenhaupt lf/1b 2-1-1-3, Jordan Herron 3b 3-1-1-0, Tyler Rice ph 1-1-1-0, Tyler Talboom dh 0-2-0-0, Dylan Haehn ph/rf 2-0-0-0, Tyler Wrasman 2b 3-2-24. Totals 29-11-11-9. ELIDA (3) ab-r-h-rbi David Diller ss 2-1-0-0, Ian Haidle 2b/3b 3-0-0-0, Adam Purdy p/rf 3-0-1-0, Max Stambaugh dh 3-0-1-1, Jake Porter cf 2-0-0-0, Justin Murphy cf 1-1-1-0, Jesse Wheeler lf 2-0-00, Logan Frysinger lf 1-1-0-0, Josh Carder rf 1-0-0-0, Riley Overholt 2b 1-0-0-0, Travis Watkins c 3-0-0-0, Drew Laing 1b 2-0-0-0. Totals 24-3-3-1. Score by Innings: Jefferson 0 3 2 2 1 1 2 - 11 Elida 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 - 3 E: Jefferson 2, Elida 2; DP: Elida 2, Jefferson 1; LOB: Jefferson 5, Elida; 2B: Wrasman, Stambaugh; SB: Wrasman 2, Ricker, Kortokrax, Buzard, ; CS: Ricker (by Watkins); Sac: Wollenhaupt; SF: Wollenhaupt. IP H R ER BB SO JEFFERSON Thompson (W) 7.0 3 3 1 2 8 ELIDA Purdy (L) 4.0 6 7 5 3 5 Hambleton 3.0 5 4 3 2 1 WP: Purdy 3; HBP: Ricker (by Purdy). ——— Lady Titans overwhelm Jeffcats DELPHOS — Megan Kitchen threw a 2-hit shutout and the Jefferson defense committed nine errors to help visiting Ottawa-Glandorf a 13-0 fast-pitch softball rout in five innings Monday afternoon at Lady Wildcat Field. Kitchen fanned 10 Lady Wildcats. Taylor Branham only gave up seven hits to the Lady Titans and fanned four. Jefferson’s game at Kalida tonight has been cancelled, so the Lady Wildcats’ next outing is slated to be at Fort Recovery 5 p.m. Friday. Score by Innings: Ott.-Glan. 2 3 2 6 0 - 13 7 1 Jefferson 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 2 9 WP: Megan Kitchen; LP: Taylor Branham. ——— Lady Bearcats trounce Ottoville OTTOVILLE — Spencerville opened up the offense in the last three innings versus host Ottoville Monday afternoon, exploding for 13 runs in trouncing the Lady Green 13-1. Ottoville led 1-0 after two innings and held the Lady Bearcats down until the final three frames. Tori Johnston picked up the win on the mound for the visitors, tossing a complete game. Kenzie Martin took the loss for Ottoville. Leading hitters for Spencerville were Mackenzie Ringwald (3-for-4 with a double and 2 runs batted in) and Johnston (3-for-5, a double, a triple, 6 RBIs, 2 runs scored). Martin picked up two hits for the Lady Green, who committed six errors. Ottoville commences tourney play Wednesday at Lincolnview versus Parkway (5 p.m.); Spencerville is slated to host St. Marys Memorial Thursday. Score by Innings: Spencerville 0 0 0 0 4 5 4 - 13 10 1 Ottoville 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 - 1 7 6 WP: Tori Johnston; LP: Kenzie Martin. 2B: Mackenzie Ringwald (S), Tori Johnston (S). 3B: Tori Johnston (S).
walks: Jacob Turnwald with one down in the first; Derek Schimmoeller (2 walks) with two down in the third; and Luke Schimmoeller to start the fourth. He reached third on two groundouts (Boecker and Jared Fanning) but couldn’t score. The Jays went up 4-0 in the second, combining a single by Drew Wagner, a wild pitch, a 2-out walk to Curtis Geise, a run-scoring grounder up the middle by Buescher, a hit batter (Warnecke) and a bases-loaded free pass to Metzger that plated Geise. The Jays, who stranded Craig Klausing in the third, had a chance to add to their lead in the fourth on a 1-out hit batter (Buescher), a wild pitch and a single to left by Warnecke; however, another dead-eye throw — this from Turnwald — nailed Buescher at home. The Blue and Gold loaded the bases with two down in the fifth. Courtney singled but was gunned down trying to steal by Luke Schimmoeller. Gage Seffernick walked but was eliminated on a Wagner grounder. Klausing walked and Ben Wrasman singled to center to end Beining’s stint on the mound, replaced by Horstman. He promptly induced a groundout to first by Geise to end the threat. Hohlbein got the first hit for the Green and Gold to lead off the fifth but Odenweller bounced into a 6-4-3 double play to end the inning. Derek Schimmoeller led off the Ottoville sixth with a walk but went no farther. Fanning walked to start the home seventh and Hohlbein singled to right with one down. Odenweller then drove a 1-2 pitch to deep left for a 2-run double. After Coach Warnecke visiting the mound and with T.J. Hoersten ready to go, Metzger induced a pop-up by Derek
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Schimmoeller to end the contest. The Jays return to the diamond tonight at home versus Coldwater and open tourney play Thursday versus WaynesfieldGoshen at Perry. The Big Green begins its tourney trail 5 p.m. Wednesday at Crestview, facing Lincolnview. ST. JOHN’S (4) ab-r-h-rbi Curtis Geise ss 3-1-0-0, Ryan Buescher c 3-1-2-1, Troy Warnecke 2b 3-0-2-0, Andrew Metzger p 3-11-2, Clay Courtney lf 4-0-2-1, Gage Seffernick rf 3-0-0-0, Drew Wagner 1b 4-1-1-0, Craig Klausing 3b 2-0-1-0, Ben Wrasman cf 3-0-1-0. Totals 28-4-10-4. OTTOVILLE (2) ab-r-h-rbi Derek Schimmoeller cf 2-0-00, Jacob Turnwald lf 2-0-0-0, Luke Schimmoeller c 2-0-0-0, Brandon Boecker rf 3-0-0-0, Jarrod Fanning 1b 2-1-0-0, Alex Horstman 3b/p 3-0-00, Bryan Hohlbein ss 3-1-2-0, Cory Fischer dh 3-0-0-0, Joel Beining p/3b 0-0-0-0, Craig Odenweller 3-0-1-2. Totals 23-2-3-2. Score by Innings: St. John’s 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 - 4 Ottoville 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 - 2 DP: St. John’s 1; LOB: St. John’s 9, Ottoville 5; 2B: Metzger, Courtney, Odenweller; CS: Courtney (by L. Schimmoeller). IP H R ER BB SO ST. JOHN’S Metzger (W, 2-1) 7.0 3 2 2 5 3 OTTOVILLE Beining (L, 2-2) 4.2 10 4 4 4 1 Horstman 2.1 0 0 0 0 1 WP: Beining 2; HBP: Buescher (by Beining), Warnecke (by Beining).
Pirates best LadyCats in PCL softball
By DAVE BONINSEGNA The Delphos Herald email@example.com KALIDA — The baseball and softball tournaments are already underway but the Kalida Wildcats and Continental Pirates still had some unfinished Putnam County League business on the softball diamond in a make-up of a game previously rained out. The Pirates jumped on Kalida pitcher Emily Schnipke for four runs in the first inning and paced their way to a 8-3 victory. Leva Weller pitched a complete game for Continental to get the win, while helping her cause at the plate in going 2-for-4 with a pair of runs batted in on a 2-run double in the first. Nicole Recker was 2-for-4 for the home team, scoring a run. Summer Holtkamp tripled and was 1-for-4. Continental got out of the gate quickly as the first five batters reached: Alex Quigley, McKenna Scott and Taylor Williamson had consecutive singles, Williamson’s bringing in the first two runs of the game. Weller doubled home Williamson and Sara Deken singled to bring in Weller to make it a 4-0 count. Schnipke and the LadyCats settled down in the second for a fairly easy inning. In the top half of the third, the Pirates put two more on the board on two passed balls and four wild pitches. Kalida got on the board in the third after Recker hit a 2-out single and came in to score when Holtkamp tripled to right. Schnipke held the guests at bay in the fourth but Weller did in one better in the bottom half on the frame, getting the home team out in order on just seven pitches. Continental added two more runs in the fifth after a leadoff walk to Sloan Zachrich. Kiana Warnimont reached on an error and both scored on a error later in the inning, giving the Pirates a 8-1 advantage. The home half of the sixth brought two runs across: Melissa Jorrey led the inning off with an infield hit and moved to second on a wild pitch. One out later, Andrea Bellman singled, moving Jorrey to third. Jorrey came in to score on a wild pitch, while Bellman moved to second. Bellman came around to score while Kayla Siefker reached on an error, bringing the score to 8-3. Weller retired the side in order in the bottom of the seventh to secure the win for the guests. Continental heads back to the diamond today to face Columbus Grove. Continental (8) Alex Quigley 3b 5-1-2-0, McKenna Scott 2b 4-1-2-0, Taylor Williamson ss 4-1-1-2, Leva Weller p 4-1-2-2, Sara Deken c 4-0-1-1, Erica Fitzwater rf 4-0-0-0, Krystal Prowant cf 4-1-1-0, Sloane Zachrich 1b 2-2-0-0, Kiana Warnimont rf 4-1-1-0. Totals 35-8-10-5. Kalida (3) Nicole Recker dh 4-1-1-0, Summer Holtkamp cf 4-0-11, Melissa Jorrey c 3-1-1-0, Amy Smith 2b 3-0-0-0, Andrea Bellman 1b 3-1-1-0, Kayla Siefker ss 3-0-0-0, Skylar Basinger lf 2-0-0-0, Katelyn Kortokrax lf 1-0-0-0, Whitey Smith 3b/p 2-0-0-0, Laine Laudick rf 3-0-0-0. Totals 28-3-4-1. Score by Innings: Contin. 402 020 0 - 8 Kalida 001 002 0 - 3 WP: Weller; LP: Emily Schnipke. Pitching IP R ER BB SO Continental Weller (W) 7.0 3 2 1 5 Kalida Schnipke (L) 6.0 8 5 3 6 W. Smith 1.0 0 0 0 0
Knicks fall in 3-1 hole after 93-82 loss to Pacers
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Knicks talked a good game but did not play one. After their Game 3 loss at Indiana, New York’s players seemed to understand their problems. They talked about making the extra pass, hitting the boards and playing with a sense of urgency in Game 4. Not much changed. The Knicks lost 93-82 on Tuesday night to fall behind 3-1 in the second-round series. If the Knicks have another game like the past two when the series resumes Thursday at Madison Square Garden, they will have an entire offseason to figure out why they fell short of their high expectations. “There’s not too much to say,” Knicks forward Kenyon Martin said. “It’s no time to talk. We just have to get ready for Thursday and be ready to win a game. That’s the bottom line.” George Hill scored 26 points and Paul George had 18 points, 14 rebounds and seven assists, leading the Pacers to within one win of their first conference finals appearance since 2004. “We wanted it,” George said. “For us to come out with that edge, still, after being up 2-1 and being on our floor for Game 4, for us to be up and ready and have an edge to play, it just speaks to how focused we are right now.” It was a far cry from what Indiana experienced a week ago in New York. Or last year at home against Miami. Last week, the Knicks rallied from a Game 1 loss, using a 30-2 run to blow out Indiana at Madison Square Garden and even the series. A year ago, the Pacers held a 2-1 lead over Miami but gave away Game 4 and never won again. Miami went on to win the NBA crown. So the Pacers went into Tuesday night determined not let it happen again, certainly not with former stars Reggie Miller and Rik Smits in the house watching their old team hand it to their old rivals. “I just think that our focus has been better than it was,” Indiana’s David West said. “We might have surprised ourselves going in there and getting Game 1. Naturally, we may have had a little letdown, but we talked about maintaining our home court and our focus in these two games and we were able to accomplish that. Our next goal is to compete hard with an opportunity for a close-out game in a tough environment.” The Pacers were strong defensively again, had another big rebounding advantage (5436) and never really let the Knicks challenge them in the second half. They can wrap up the series Thursday night in New York. Desperate New York tried everything to change the script. Nothing worked. Martin played 29 minutes and J.R. Smith logged 31 despite missing practice Sunday and Monday because they were ill. Guard Iman Shumpert started even with a sore and swollen left knee that had the Knicks so worried they brought an orthopedic doctor to Indy to examine it Tuesday. The doctor determined there was no structural damage. Amare Stoudemire was called for four fouls in 11-plus minutes in his second game back since March 7 and had only four points and four rebounds. NBA scoring champion Carmelo Anthony finished with 24 points before fouling out with 2 minutes left in the game. He took only four shots in the fourth quarter and was held without a basket over the final 12 minutes for the second straight game. Smith, the NBA’s top sixth man, scored 19 points, most coming in a futile attempt to rally his team late. And on a night New York shot just 35.6 percent from the field and 28.6 percent on 3-pointers, the ugliest part may have been how the Knicks lost their composure, giving away points on technical foul calls, arguing
with the refs, even smacking the press table in frustration. “I can’t lose hope,” coach Mike Woodson said. “It takes four games to get out of this series. We go home, we handle our business and we get back here on Friday and see if we can force Game 7.” Game 6 would be Saturday, but given the Knicks’ track record at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, it might not matter. New York dropped to 0-4 at Indiana this season. The Pacers and Memphis Grizzlies are the only playoff teams that are unbeaten at home. Indiana has won all five home games by double digits and has won five of its last six overall. New York is convinced it can get things turned around quickly after losing five of its last seven, mostly because of horrendous shooting. “It’s do or die, we got to win the next game,” Anthony said. “But there’s no need for anyone to hang their heads at this point. We’ve still got a game to play, we’ve still got to play basketball and we’ve got to do it being very confident and knowing and believing that we can do it.”
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Wednesday, May 15, 2013
(Continued from page 6) Boys 110 Meter Hurdles: 1. Wilker (V) 16.39; 2. Schlater (C) 17.07; 3. Stoner (MI) 16.89; 4. Reichert (SH) 17.21; 5. Bergman (C) 17.22; 6. Steinbrunner (V) 17.24; 7. Stein (P) 17.36; 8. Westerbeck (NB) 17.82. Girls 100 Meter Dash: 1. H. Winner (V) 13.13; 2. Barga (MI) 13.18; 3. A. Winner (V) 13.22; 4. Thobe (ML) 13.23; 5. Hess (ML) 13.30; 6. Maddie Burgei (SJ) 13.55; 7. Rindler (C) 13.59; 8. Dahlinghaus (MI) 13.65. Boys 100 Meter Dash: 1. Mackie (NK) 11.61; 2. Carmean (P) 11.67; 3. C. Winner (V) 11.84; 4. Dippold (C) 11.67; 5. Siefring (C) 11.74; 6. Wilker (ML) 11.86; 7. Kauffman (MI) 11.96; 8. Stechschulte (MI) 11.97. Girls 4x200 Meter Relay: 1. Versailles 1:48.11; 2. Minster 1:50.57; 3. Parkway 1:52.97; 4. Coldwater 1:53.48; 5. New Bremen 1:53.95; 6. Marion Local 1:54.16; 7. St. John’s 1:54.83; 8. St. Henry 1:57.05. Girls 4x100 Meter Relay: 1. Versailles 51.00; 2. Minster 52.28; 3. Marion Local 52.95; 4. Coldwater 53.14; 5. New Bremen 53.42; 6. Parkway 53.51; 7. St. John’s 54.23; 8. St. Henry 54.97. Girls 400 Meter Dash: 1. A. Winner (V) 59.92; 2. Thobe (ML) 1:00.95; 3. T. Winner (V) 1:01.38; 4. Honigford (C) 1:01.60; 5. Barga (MI) 1:02.55; 6. Jutte (MI) 1:03.44; 7. Hemmelgarn (ML) 1:03.84; 8. Niekamp (C) 1:07.92. Boys 400 Meter Dash: 1. Schultz (MI) 49.76; 2. Mackie (NK) 50.86; 3. C. Winner (V) 51.25; 4. Kauffman (MI) 51.45; 5. Subler (V) 51.70; 6. Kremer (NB) 52.48; 7. Jared Knebel (SJ) 52.70; 8. Staugler (C) 53.85. Girls 300 Meter Hurdles: 1. Enneking (MI) 48.28; 2. Horstman (NK) 48.84; 3. Baker (P) 49.12; 4. Meiring (MI) 49.51; 5. M. Winner (V) 50.35; 6. Monnin (V) 51.41; 7. Berning (ML) 51.47; 8. Samantha Bonifas (SJ) 51.61. Boys 300 Meter Hurdles: 1. Pothast (V) 41.30; 2. Tebbe (MI) 42.13; 3. Wilker (V) 42.53; 4. Westerbeck (NB) 42.78; 5. Sekas (MI) 43.32; 6. Schlater (C) 43.40; 7. Reichert (SH) 43.60; 8. Dennison (P) 43.64. Girls 200 Meter Dash: 1. Barga (MI) 26.96; 2. H. Winner (V) 27.10; 3. Thobe (ML) 27.25; 4. Bohman (V) 27.16; 5. Hess (ML) 27.88; 6. Boyle (NK) 27.93; 7. Rammel (C) 28.10; 8. Dahlinghaus (MI) 28.12. Boys 200 Meter Dash: 1. Mackie (NK) 23.18; 2. Carmean (P) 23.20; 3. Schultz (MI) 23.40; 4. Will Buettner (SJ) 23.50; 5. Dippold (C) 23.69; 6. Wolf (MI) 23.83; 7. Paulus (V) 23.87; 8. Kremer (NB) 24.05. ——Lady ’Dawgs whitewash Cavaliers ELIDA — Elida senior Aryanna Brown threw a 5-inning no-hitter on Senior Night at Dorot5hy Edwards Field in leading the Lady Bulldogs to an 11-0 rout of Coldwater Tuesday. Brown fanned five and didn’t walk a batter. She helped her pitching cause with two runs batted in, as did Ericka Smith and Skylar Hurst. Taylor Thompson and Brett Pauff had two hits each for Elida (11-10). Score by Innings: Coldwater 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 03 Elida 3 4 1 3 x - 11 10 1 WP: Aryanna Brown (5-6); LP: Borgerding. RBIs: Elida (Aryanna Brown 2, Ericka Smith 2, Skylar Hurst 2, Caitlin Schroyer). Multiple hits: Elida (Taylor Thompson 2, Brett Pauff 2). —— Patriots oust LadyCats MILLER CITY — Patrick Henry and Kalida both had five hits in their Division IV sectional final Tuesday afternoon at Miller City. However, the Patriots were able to take advantage of seven Wildcat errors as they posted an 8-0 win. The win sends Patrick Henry (14-8) to the Division IV district semifinals at Elida next week against the winner of the game between Ottoville and Parkway Wednesday. Kalida bowed out of tournament play at 7-10. Patrick Henry scored twice in the first inning and added two runs to their lead in the third inning. A four run sixth inning added to the Patriots lead. Katie Kurtz picked up the win for Patrick Henry as she didn’t allow a run on five hits with six strikeouts and two walks. Katy Hammer had a single and double for the Patriots with two RBIs, while Kayla Fintel had a single and RBI. Alexis Crouse had a single and Lindsey Meyer had a single. Emily Schnipke took the loss for Kalida as she allowed eight runs, two earned, on five hits with five strikeouts and three walks. Skylar Basinger and Laine Laudick both had a double for Kalida. Mariah Doepker, Amy Smith and Summer Holtkamp all had a single for the Wildcats. *** Kalida 000 000 0 - 0 5 7 Patrick Henry 202 004 x-852 WP-Kurtz. LP-Schnipke.
(Continued from page 6) The visitors kept on coming in the sixth against the third St. John’s hurler, Gage Seffernick. They compiled one hit, four baseson-balls — one bases-loaded to Heyne — and sacrifice flies by Otten (Blake Splanger) and Selhorst (Hoyng) that put the scoreboard at 13-5, Coldwater. The Cavaliers finished their scoring with six in the seventh, sending 10 to the dish. An error helped open the door but two walks — one with the bases juiced to Heyne (Splanger) — and four hits finished the job. One was a bases-clearing double by Selhorst, as well as an RBI double by Schramm and a run-producing single by Splanger. Both teams return to action in the tournament Thursday: St. John’s versus WaynesfieldGoshen (Division IV Perry) and Coldwater vs. Lima Central Catholic (Division III at Shawnee). COLDWATER (19) ab-r-h-rbi Brody Hoyng cf/lf 3-3-0-0, Drew Otten 2b 4-2-3-3, Malave Bettinger dh 3-2-1-0, Greg Gilliland p 0-0-0-0, Derek Thobe p 0-0-0-0, Mitch Heyne 1b 2-2-1-3, Matt Selhorst 3b 5-1-4-7, Grant Muhlenkamp rf 4-2-2-1, Jason Bills ph 1-0-0-0, Christian Schramm lf 3-12-2, Mitch Schoenherr pr/cf 2-0-0-0, Matt Kramer c 3-1-2-0, Blake Splanger c 1-2-1-1, Adam Klosterman ss 5-3-2-0. Totals 36-1918-17. ST. JOHN’S (5) ab-r-h-rbi Curtis Geise ss 4-1-1-0, Ryan Buescher c 2-1-2-0, Troy Warnecke 2b 3-1-1-1, Andrew Metzger cf 3-1-0-0, Clay Courtney rf 1-1-1-2, Aaron Beck ph 1-0-0-0, T.J. Hoersten p/1b 2-0-0-0, Andrew Grothouse ph 1-0-0-0, Drew Wagner 1b/p 3-0-0-1, Gage Seffernick p 0-00-0, Dylan Stump ph 1-0-0-0, Craig Klausing 3b 2-0-1-1, Ben Wrasman lf 3-0-0-0. Totals 26-5-6-5. Score by Innings: Coldwater 2 2 3 1 2 3 6 - 19 St. John’s 1 0 2 0 2 0 0 - 5 E: Geise 3, Wrasman 2, Wagner, Klausing; DP: St. John’s 2; LOB: Coldwater 11, St. John’s 8; 2B: Schramm 2, Courtney; 3B: Otten, Selhorst, Muhlenkamp ; SB: Hoyng, CS: Otten (by Buescher); SF: Otten, Heyne, Selhorst. IP H R ER BB SO COLDWATER Gilliland (W, 5-0) 4.0 4 3 3 4 2 Thobe 3.0 2 2 2 3 3 ST. JOHN’S Hoersten (L) 2.0 7 7 6 1 0 Wagner 3.0 6 3 1 3 2 Seffernick 2.0 5 9 5 6 1 Hoersten pitched to 3 batters in the 3rd WP: Hoersten 2, Wagner 2; PB: Buescher; HBP: Klausing (by Gilliland), Heyne (by Hoersten), Muhlenkamp (by Wagner).
(Continued from page 6) The game, which lasted less than an hour-and-a-half was well played on all accounts. Neither team committed an error. “You’ve got to give them all the credit in the world,” explained Crestview head coach Owen Pugh. “They got the hit tonight when they needed it.” That hit came in the form of Doner’s RBI single in the top of the fifth. With the game tied at zero, Calvert singled to open the frame. Junior first baseman Macey Ashbaugh then bunted Calvert to second. Crowle got a quick strikeout for the second out of the inning. With two strikes on Doner, Crowle threw a changeup which Doner stayed back on long enough to drive the pitch into center field and score senior Courtney Gorman, who was running for Calvert. “Our seniors are going to come through,” McClure said of the Doner hit. “Having Courtney Gorman on as a courtesy runner was key.” Lost in the shuffle was a very nice outing put in by Crowle. She allowed five Lady Lancers hits and one earned run, while striking out nine and walking only one in seven innings. The first real Crestview scoring threat came in the bottom of the sixth when junior catcher Riley Guest picked up a 1-out single. Junior third baseman Brooke Bowen then walked to put runners on first and second and senior DP Brittany Helt bunted the runners to second and third. Junior first baseman and three-hole hitter Kirstin Hicks then came up but flew out to deep left field to end the inning. “In the sixth inning we had the people we wanted up. We had base runners in scoring position and we had Kirstin up. We couldn’t have drawn it up any better, and it just didn’t happen,” Pugh said. The Lady Knights threatened again with one out in the bottom of the seventh. Freshman second baseman Haley Helm and sophomore shortstop Mackenzie Riggenbach each singled to put runners on first and second, prompting a mound visit by Coach McClure. “I told them let’s get the out. Then it will be second and third with two outs and the bottom of the order (up). We just needed to get an out. If we keep them to one run we’ll play them to extra innings,” explained McClure. Fortunately for the Lady Lancers it didn’t come to that. Ashley McClure induced a ground ball to herself and retired Helm at third. A flyout then ended the game and gave the Lady Lancers the sectional title. “It’s just not going our way right now. You’ve got to put the ball in play more than we did tonight. We didn’t get it done,” Pugh explained. Beside Doner and Calverts hits in the fifth, Crowle scattered three more. Sophomore shortstop Bailey Neate singled in the first, Ashbaugh singled in the third and freshman DP Autumn Proctor reached on an infield single in the sixth. No hitter on either team had multiple hits,and there were no extra-base hits for either team. The excitment of Tuesday’s game only further sets the stage for Thursday’s contest. A win for Crestview (7-1) would give it the outright NWC championship. A Lincolnview (6-2) win would force a 3-way tie atop the conference between the two teams, Lima Central Catholic (7-2) and possibly Columbus Grove (5-2). Thursday’s game will be the second attempt to make up a game from eariler this season. The game was most recently postponed after an inning of play with, fittingly, the score tied at zero. L’view 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 - 1 5 C’view 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 2 WP - A. McClure; LP Crowle.
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Kalida added two more in the sixth on straight hits by Swift and Recker, followed by a 2-run double by Kehres to give the Wildcats a commanding 9-2 lead. Verhoff got his second extra-base hit of the game in the sixth with a leadoff double and scored two batters later on a fielder’s choice off the bat of Hoffman, making it 9-3. However, the Bulldogs could do no more damage in the inning as Kehres got the last two batters. Kalida (9) Brent Hovest 3b 2-2-1-0, Austin Swift p/lf 4-3-3-1, Neil Recker c 4-2-2-2, Kyle Kehres lf/p 3-1-1-3, Rob Kleman 1b 4-0-2-2, Trent Gerding ss 4-0-1-0, Randy Zeller 2b 4-0-0-0, Austin Horstman rf 3-1-2-1, Adam Knueve rf 1-0-0-0, Kyle Vorst cf 4-0-0-0. Totals 33-9-
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WASHINGTON (AP) — After weeks of debate and number-crunching, the Defense Department announced plans Tuesday to furlough about 680,000 of its civilian employees for 11 days through the end of this fiscal year, allowing only limited exceptions for the military to avoid or reduce the unpaid days off. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, in a memo to the department, called the decision “an unpleasant set of choices” between furloughing workers or cutting training and flight operations. And during a town hall meeting with about 6,400 department personnel in Northern Virginia, Hagel was direct: “I tried everything. We did everything we could not to get to this day this way. But that’s it. That’s where we are.” Telling the workers, he was sorry, Hagel said that after repeatedly going over the number, officials could not responsibly cut any deeper into training and other programs that affect the military’s readiness for combat. He added, “We’ll continue to search for ways to do better, but right now I can’t run this institution into the ditch.” Hagel said that the department will be evaluating the budget situation over time and will try to end the furloughs early if at all possible. But he and other officials also warned that while they will do all they can to avoid furloughs in the next fiscal year, they can’t promise it won’t happen. The furlough notices are expected to begin going out May 28, and workers will have several days to respond or seek appeals. The unpaid days off would begin no sooner than July 8, according to the memo. Officials said the furloughs will save the department about $1.8 billion. “I understand that the decision to impose furloughs imposes financial burdens on our valued employees, harms overall morale and corrodes the long-term ability of the department to carry out the national defense mission,” Hagel said in the memo. “I deeply regret this decision.” J. David Cox Sr., national president of the American Federation of Government Employees, called the fur-
He said he ordered the FBI to investigate Friday — the day the IRS publicly acknowledged that it had singled out conservative groups. “Those (actions) were, I think, as everyone can agree, if not criminal, they were certainly outrageous and unacceptable,” Holder said. “But we are examining the facts to see if there were criminal violations.” Numerous congressional committees already are investigating the IRS for singling out tea party and other conservative groups during the 2010 congressional elections and the 2012 presidential election. But Holder’s announcement takes the matter to another level, if investigators are able to prove that laws were broken. Holder said he wasn’t sure which laws may have been broken. In an opinion piece in Tuesday’s editions of USA Today, acting IRS Commissioner Steven Miller conceded that the agency demonstrated “a lack of sensitivity to the implications of some of the decisions that were made.” He said screening of advocacy groups is “factually complex, and it’s challenging to separate out political issues from those involving education or social welfare.” Miller said the agency has implemented new procedures that will “ensure the mistakes won’t be repeated.” See TARGETING, page 12
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“Texas” sick of being bullied by ex’s new girlfriend
Dear Annie: I am finally hours, and I was the secdivorced. My ex and I have ond appointment of the day. a minor child together. He When I asked the receptionhas met my new partner, ist why the long wait, she and they get along great told me the doctor likes to while at our son’s sporting flirt with the nurses at the events. I thought it would be hospital. This same doctor healthy for our son to see us charged me for a hospital visit after he popped his head as friends. I also thought it would into my room to say he was be nice to meet my ex’s new running late and didn’t have girlfriend since they’ve been time to see me. If doctors know a couple as long they are likely to as I’ve been with run late, why don’t my guy. I made they stretch the several requests to time between apintroduce myself, pointments? I’m but she refuses to sick and tired of meet me. I find physicians expectthis odd, because ing their patients to she helps take care finance their fancy of my son when homes and golf he’s in my ex’s memberships while home. It seems to they treat us so be a control tactic on her part. Annie’s Mailbox poorly. –Fed Up in Louisville My ex never Dear Fed Up: stands up to this woman about her treatment Some doctors cannot help of me, and although I’ve running late if they have never said a nasty word to emergencies. And others her, she sends me ranting are working to schedule emails regularly. She once less crowded appointments mailed a four-page hate let- or to phone patients when ter about my parenting skills. they are behind. But your most effective policy is to I feel bullied. For the record, my ex is find doctors who are more kind to me when she is not accommodating to your around. But when he’s on schedule. If you consistentthe phone with me and she’s ly wait more than an hour nearby, he becomes rude and for a regular appointment hostile. I’m sure he’s put- because the doctor is “flirtting on a show for her. I’ve ing,” tell the doctor (not the always promoted my child’s receptionist) that you will father in a positive light, but be looking for another phyI am tired of this infantile be- sician and why. Dear Annie: You have havior. It’s exhausting. Requests, questions and printed letters about adoptees messages about school searching for their biological activities often go unan- families, but I think people swered, or I get one-word ought to look at this in a difresponses from him. Then ferent manner. If you don’t he accuses me of not keep- know your biological family, ing him informed. My fam- you also won’t know whether ily has suggested that I stop the person you fall in love communicating with him with is a sibling. Everyone altogether. What do you needs to know who his or her family is. –Just a Thought think? –Texas Dear Texas: If you have an opportunity to talk privately with your ex, calmly explain that it is difficult for you to deal with his inappropriate behavior on the phone, and you would appreciate it if he would be civil in your interactions. Otherwise, you will expect him to get his information through the school, and you will instruct the office to include him. His girlfriend seems abusive to you, and it’s a shame your ex doesn’t have the backbone to stand up to her. (She may be abusive to him, as well.) We trust she does not take this out on your child, but please keep an eye on that. Dear Annie: I just left my dermatologist’s office after waiting an hour to see him, and I’m furious. Don’t doctors realize that their patients’ time is also valuable? Another doctor left me sitting in his office for two
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Trio of troubles threatening Obama’s second term
By CHARLES BABINGTON and JULIE PACE Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama seemed to lose control of his secondterm agenda even before he was sworn in, when a school massacre led him to lift gun control to the fore. Now, as he tries to pivot from a stinging defeat on that issue and push forward on others, the president finds himself rocked by multiple controversies that are demoralizing his allies, emboldening his political foes and posing huge distractions for all. It’s unclear how long he will be dogged by inquiries into last year’s deadly attack in Libya, the IRS targeting of tea party groups and now the seizure of Associated Press phone records in a leak investigation. But if nothing else, these episodes give new confidence and swagger to Republicans who were discouraged by Obama’s re-election and their inability to block tax hikes as part of the Jan. 1 “fiscal cliff” deal. Taken together, these matters will make it harder for the administration to focus on its priorities — racking up a few more accomplishments before next year’s national elections. “It’s a torrential downpour, and it’s happening at the worst possible time, because the window is closing” on opportunities to accomplish things before the 2014 campaigns, said Matt Bennett, who worked in the Clinton White House. From here on, he said, “it’s going to be very, very difficult.” So far, there’s no evidence that Obama knew about — let alone was involved in — the government actions in question. But a president usually is held accountable for his administration’s actions, and Republicans now have material to fuel accusations and congressional hearings that they hope will embarrass him, erode his credibility and bolster their argument that his government is overreaching. Even some of his Democratic allies are publicly expressing dismay at the AP phone records seizure. Obama advisers on Tuesday cast the trio of controversies as matters that flare up in an institution as complex as the U.S. government, and they questioned the impact of them. The one exception, advisers said, was the brewing scandal at the Internal Revenue Service, which they see as the issue most likely to strike a chord with Americans. The IRS has apologized for what it calls “inappropriate” targeting of conservative political groups, including tea party affiliates, that were seeking tax-exempt status in recent years. Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday he had ordered a Justice Department investigation. But he distanced himself from the decision to subpoena the AP records, saying he’d had no part in it, stepping aside because he had been interviewed in a government investigation into who provided information for a news story that disclosed details of a CIA operation in Yemen. The press case sparked bipartisan outcry, with several GOP and Democratic officials questioning Holder’s department’s actions in the matter. Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus said the attorney general should resign over the issue, adding: “Freedom of the press is an essential right in a free society.” Connecticut Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy, both Democrats, called on the Justice Department to explain the records seizure. And Rep. Steny Hoyer of Maryland, the House’s second-ranking Democratic leader, said, “This is activity that should not have happened and must be checked from happening again.” As the press and IRS issues boiled over Tuesday, many conservative activists stayed focused on the attack last September in Benghazi, Libya, that killed four Americans, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens. Republicans have spent the past eight months accusing the Obama administration of ignoring security needs before the attack, and of revising subsequent “talking points” to play down the role of Islamic terrorists in the assault, which occurred at the height of Obama’s reelection campaign. Hillary Rodham Clinton — the secretary of state at the time, and a possible presidential candidate in 2016 — is the target of many GOP accusations. Despite the noisy controversies, White House advisers tamped down suggestions that Obama would make any sudden moves, such as firing top officials or shaking up his team. Aides said they want more details from an inspector general report on IRS actions before deciding how to proceed on that issue. On all three matters, the White House Tuesday steered blame to other administration agencies. The disputed Benghazi talking points, advisers said, were chiefly the CIA’s work. In discussing the IRS controversy, the White House has emphasized the agency’s independent status. And Obama’s spokesman has deflected all questions about AP phone records to the Justice Department, saying that the president and his aides didn’t know about the case until they read press reports Monday. Asked why Obama couldn’t simply ask the attorney general about the Justice Department subpoenas, Carney said, “A great deal prevents the president from doing that. It would be wholly inappropriate for the president to involve himself in a criminal investigation that ... involves leaks of information from the administration.”
WASHINGTON (AP) — States should cut their threshold for drunken driving by nearly half— from .08 blood alcohol level to .05—matching a standard that has substantially reduced highway deaths in other countries, a federal safety board recommended Tuesday. That’s about one drink for a woman weighing less than 120 pounds, two for a 160-pound man. More than 100 countries have adopted the .05 alcohol content standard or lower, according to a report by the staff of the National Transportation Safety Board. In Europe, the share of traffic deaths attributable to drunken driving was reduced by more than half within 10 years after the standard was dropped, the report said. NTSB officials said it wasn’t their intention to prevent drivers from having a glass of wine with dinner, but they acknowledged that under a threshold as low as .05 the safest thing for people who have only one or two drinks is not to drive at all. A drink is defined as 12 ounces of beer, 4 ounces of wine, or 1 ounce of 80-proof alcohol in most studies. Alcohol concentration levels as low as .01 have been associated with driving-related performance impairment, and levels as low as .05 have been associated with significantly increased risk of fatal crashes, the board said. New approaches are needed to combat drunken driving, which claims the lives of about a third of the more than 30,000 people killed each year on U.S highways — a level of carnage that that has remained stubbornly consistent for the past decade and a half, the board said. “Our goal is to get to zero deaths because each alcohol-impaired death is preventable,” NTSB Chairman Deborah Hersman said. “Alcohol-impaired deaths are not accidents, they are crimes. They can and should be prevented. The tools exist. What is needed is the will.” An alcohol concentration threshold of .05 is likely to meet strong resistance from states, said Jonathan Adkins, an official with the Governors Highway Safety Association, which represents state highway safety offices.
Tougher drunken driving threshold recommended
Kasich eyes mobility among elderly Ohioans
By ANN SANNER Associated Press COLUMBUS — Gov. John Kasich said Tuesday his administration plans to launch a program aimed at preventing falls among older Ohioans and their consequent injuries. The 61-year-old Kasich, speaking at a luncheon hosted by AARP Ohio, said pride may keep elderly residents from using a walker or a wheelchair at a time when they could use assistance. And when they fall, it takes them longer to recover from injuries, he said. After the speech, the governor said specifics on the program were not yet available, and added that the state can’t prevent falls and injury in all cases. “But everybody we save, everybody we help means we’re getting better,” he said. The director of Ohio’s Department of Aging said about 14 percent of those who leave the PASSPORT in-home nursing care program for more expensive nursing homes do so because they have fallen. “We are going to be working along to create programs to ensure that these individuals and their health care workers know how to keep people from falling,” said Aging Director Bonnie Kantor-Burman. “It’s very, very simple, but we haven’t trained people appropriately.” She said more details on the initiative would be released in September. Kasich floated the idea of having college students volunteer to drive elderly Ohioans who can no longer safely get behind the wheel. Students played a key role in checking on the elderly last summer when many were without power after a storm, he said. Kasich’s speech to the powerful lobbying group also included his take on exercise. The governor urged older Ohioans to make physical fitness a priority. “Now I know that some of our seniors might worry, ‘Well, if I go to the gym, what do I wear?’ No one cares what you wear,” he said to laughter. “Just go, OK?” Kasich said he feels better after putting in time at the gym, and then he doesn’t
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On Monday, the IRS said Miller was first informed on May, 3, 2012, that applications for tax-exempt status by tea party groups were inappropriately singled out for extra scrutiny. At least twice after the briefing, Miller wrote letters to members of Congress to explain the process of reviewing applications for tax-exempt status without disclosing that tea party groups had been targeted. On July
25, 2012, Miller testified before the House Ways and Means oversight subcommittee but again did not mention the additional scrutiny — despite being asked about it. Miller’s op-ed did not address why he did not inform Congress after he was briefed. Miller was a deputy commissioner at the time. He became acting commissioner in November, after Commissioner Douglas Shulman completed his five-year term. Shulman had been appointed by President George W. Bush.
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Answers to Monday’s questions: “The Christmas Song,” popularly known as “Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire,” was written on a hot summer day by Mel Torme and Bob Wells, who were hoping that wintry thoughts would cool them off. An onychophagist is a person who bites his or her nails. Today’s questions: What animal is pictured on bottles of Yellow Tail wine? Who was the first woman to be named Sportsperson of the Year by Sports Illustrated magazine? Answers in Thursday’s Herald. Today’s joke A preacher was walking down the street when he notices a little boy trying to ring the doorbell but it’s just out of his reach. He watches his efforts for some time and walks over to press the bell. After he pressed it he leveled down to the boy and asked, “Now what?” To which the boy turned and shouted, “Now we run!”
Don’t be a party to teenage drinking. It’s against the law.
u It is illegal to host or allow teen
drinking parties in your home.
u Parents can be prosecuted. u It is unsafe and illegal for anyone
under 21 to drink.
u Everything associated with a violation, such
as personal property, can be confiscated.
The board established a supplemental position for assistant golf coach to be paid $550 and be issued only if the participation numbers are at a level to merit a junior varsity team. Currently, there are 18 golfers signed up and an assistant coach will be needed. The board decided the number of participants that will require an assistant is 13. In the Superintendent’s Report, Sukup announced the year’s productivity on Race to the Top was coming to a close and FFA member Wes Roby placed first in the the State of Ohio in Landscape Management at the FFA Convention. In other business, the board: • Named Rostorfer as its designee to attend the mandated Certified Public Records Training scheduled in Delaware on July 26; • Approved a resolution for membership to the OHSAA for all athletics offered by the school for grades 7-12; • Accepted the supplemental resignation of Vera White as freshman class advisor; • Accepted the retirement resignation of Norbert Renner as middle school maintenance/ custodian as of Aug. 30. Renner has been with the district for 16 years; and • Issued supplemental contracts to Whitney Hohlbein for junior varsity football and junior high basketball cheerleading advisor; Alyssa Weis for junior high football cheerleading; Danielle Carder for eighth-grade volleyball; and Sherri Stewart for seventhgrade volleyball.
The plan also calls on the state legislature to change the way the BWC works. Currently, premium collection is done in arrears, meaning businesses and agencies pay their premiums afterthe-fact in subsequent periods. If the plan is approved, the premiums would be made in advance. To help facilitate the move, the plan would lower the premium rates for private companies by two percent and public employers by four percent as well as offering multiple time-payment options. It also calls for an additional $900 million to pay for transition costs, putting the total cost of the proposal at $1.9 billion.
Holder says he played no role in AP phone subpoena
By PETE YOST Associated Press WASHINGTON — Attorney General Eric Holder on Tuesday defended the Justice Department’s secret examination of Associated Press phone records though he declared he had played no role in it, saying it was justified as part of an investigation into a grave national security leak. The government’s wide-ranging information gathering from the news cooperative has created a bipartisan political headache for President Barack Obama, with prominent Republicans and Democrats on Capitol Hill expressing outrage, along with press freedom groups. The government obtained the records from April and May of 2012 for more than 20 separate telephone lines assigned to AP and its journalists, including main offices. AP’s top executive called the action a massive and unprecedented intrusion into how news organizations do their work. Federal officials have said investigators are trying to hunt down the sources of information for a May 7, 2012, AP story that disclosed details of a CIA operation in Yemen to stop an airliner bomb plot around the anniversary of the killing of Osama bin Laden. The probe is being run out of the U.S. Attorney’s office in the District of Columbia. Asked about it at a news conference on a separate topic, Holder said he removed himself from the leaked-information probe because he himself had been interviewed by FBI agents as part of the investigation. He said he wanted to ensure that the probe was independently run and to avoid any appearance of a conflict of interest. It was the Justice Department’s No. 2 official, Deputy Attorney General James Cole, who made the decision to seek news media phone records, the department said. “This was a very serious leak, a very grave leak” that “put the American people at risk,” Holder said. He called it one of the two or three most serious such episodes he had seen since he became a prosecutor in 1976 but did not say specifically how the disclosure of information about the plot had endangered Americans. In February, CIA Director John Brennan provided a lessthan-ominous description of the plot in testimony to the Senate Intelligence Committee. He told the panel that “there was never a threat to the American public as we had said so publicly, because we had inside control of the plot and the device was never a threat to the American public.” The bomb plot came to light after the White House had told the public it had “no credible information that terrorist organizations, including al-Qaida, are plotting attacks in the U.S. to coincide with the anniversary of bin Laden’s death.” In a letter to AP on Tuesday, Cole said the Justice Department had adhered to its rules for subpoenas for the news media and hadn’t sought information about the content of calls. “The records have not been and will not be provided for use in any other investigations,” Cole wrote. In response, AP President and CEO Gary Pruitt said the department’s response failed to justify the breadth of its subpoena, which included phone numbers in locations used by more than 100 journalists.
worry as much about nutrition. “I only say that because I just had some Ben & Jerry’s Chocolate Fudge Brownie last night,” he said. On a more serious note, the Republican governor called again for expanding the federal-state Medicaid program to cover thousands more low-income Ohioans, a policy position that AARP Ohio has supported. Medicaid expansion is one of the key components of Democratic President Barack Obama’s federal health care law. Opponents fear being stuck with the long-term costs of an expanded program, which would be paid for mainly by the federal government. Kasich, a former congressman who chaired the U.S. House budget committee, said the state would withdraw from the expansion if the federal government didn’t meet its obligations. “If the money’s not there, we withdraw. We’re not going to bankrupt Ohio. It’s just this simple. Does anyone here doubt that I’m not tough enough to withdraw?” Kasich quipped. “So we need to get that done.”
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Arraignment/change of plea Michael Whisman, 22, Van Wert, appeared on two different cases. He changed his plea to guilty trafficking drugs, felony 5. He was then arraigned on two new charges: trafficking drugs, felony 4, and possession of drugs, felony 5. He entered guilty pleas to both new counts. The court ordered a pre-sentence investigation and set sentencing for June 11. His surety bond was then revoked and bond set at $20,000 cash in each case after he attempted to use another’s urine for a drug test.
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