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Saturday and Sunday will be the final days to purchase pre-sale season tickets for the Delphos Municipal Swimming Pool. The pool will be open from noon to 8 p.m. both days, weather permitting. Presale prices are: Single $60 Family $170 Over 55 $50 Regular prices effective June 3 are: Single $80 Family $195 Over 55 $70 Checks are made payable to City of Delphos. To purchase a family pass, the applicant must provide a copy of their 2012 federal income tax form to show proof of dependents. The pool season runs Saturday through Aug. 25. Pool hours are noon to 8 p.m. General admission $5 Reissued pass $5 Swim lessons $50/session Pool parties $125 Evening swim (6 p.m. to close) $2 Children under the age of 2 are admitted for free. Little Swimmers are required for children who are not toilet trained.

BY STACY TAFF Final pre-season Staff Writer pool pass sale DELPHOSOn May 7, a vote this weekend was held that resulted in the Delphos

Maas Delphos first female firefighter

volunteer class. I actually tried twice before to get on but I didnt, so I went ahead and tried for my Level 1 over at Apollo and I got that. This time I finally got on, she said. There was another girl in my volunteer class but in my Level 1, I was the only female. It was challenging. They were all stronger than me, which was kind of a downer but I got through it. Maas says her fellow firefighters have made her feel at home. Theyre really accepting, extremely nice and helpful with everything. I really enjoy being around them and working with them, she said. Being the first female was a bit nervewracking at first but its also really exciting. It feels really good, feels like a big accomplishment. Maas Fire Chief Dave McNeal says he Breaking in to a profession usually and the rest of the department are sought by men, Maas has encoun- happy to have her aboard. Shes a great person and she tered a few challenges along the way. I went through Apollo for my shows up for squad duties, he said.

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Delphos, Ohio Everyones looking at her as one of us and well treat her like we treat everyone else. Shes been an EMT with us since January 2010, so the firefighters have seen her at accidents and on other calls. We think hiring her was a pretty good decision. Safety Service Director Greg Berquist says Maas was hired because she was a good candidate, regardless of gender. We look at the application, character, availability. Its slower finding people in the area that can commit. Response time is critical, he said. Her response was timely; it was a good opportunity to diversify in the department. The position is what the city calls a part-paid, for which the employees are paid per call. Maas says she hopes to progress to full-time firefighter before moving on to other goals. See MAAS, page 10

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Fire Department hiring its first-ever female firefighter. Native Kelly Maas was informed May 13 that she would become part of the team. With three years experience as an EMT with Delphos, Maas is no stranger to the district. She says shes wanted to get into the emergency services field for as long as she can remember. Ive always been interested in the medical field but around eighth grade, freshman year, EMS really caught my eye, she said. I had decided on that and then I was talking to someone who suggested maybe becoming a full-time firefighter and I said yeah, thats what I want to do.

St. Johns Elementary graduates 61 eighth-graders

Tickets on sale for Doty Classic LIMA Tickets remain on sale for the Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic (presented by Racing Optics), featuring the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series, at Limaland Motorsports Park on July 10. Twenty different drivers have won the Classic, with Danny Smith, Steve Kinser and Dale Blaney being the only 2-time winners. This will mark the 12th visit by the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series to what is one of the most highly-regarded tracks on the schedule. Tickets are available by calling the LMP ticket hotline (419-998-3199) 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Thursday, visiting www.limaland. com and at the track box office every Friday night. Thursdays Minor League Results: Orioles 7, Cubs 4; Tigers 15, Indians 9; Mets 11, Pirates 10; Reds 15, Dodgers 9. Sixty-one eighth-graders from St. Johns Elementary will join the high school ranks next year. Their graduation ceremony included a Mass and special recognition of the class. Above left: A group of boys follow along with the Mass. Above right: Eighth-grade girls were cantors for the Mass. (Delphos Herald/Nancy Spencer)

Ohio Senate pitches update to school funding plan

Associated Press COLUMBUS Majority Republicans in the Ohio Senate proposed an education funding plan on Thursday that they said spreads more money to more school districts, as they look to leave their mark on the spending blueprint. The Senate plan would increase state spending on K-12 education in the twoyear budget by more than $717 million compared to the current budget, which ends June 30. Schools would see an additional $141.6 million in direct state aid under the GOP-controlled Senate plan, compared to the funding formula the House passed in its version of the budget bill. Senate President Keith Faber told reporters the money stems from expected adjustments to state revenue and Medicaid caseload projections. It is a significant investment across the spectrum, said Faber, a Celina Republican. Faber cautioned that the education proposal is still a work in progress. Additional changes could come Tuesday in the Senate Finance Committee. A full Senate vote on the budget is planned for June 6. Senators also added $54 million to help schools meet a state mandate that students must know how to read before leaving third grade. Early childhood education would also see an additional $30 million over the budget period. State aid school districts get for each student would see a boost compared to Gov. John Kasichs proposed figures up from Kasichs $5,000 per student to $5,745 in the first year and $5,800 in the second year of the budget. The Senate is also con-

sidering whether to set aside another $50 million for the governors proposed Straight A fund, which will deliver grants to districts for innovation and efficiency measures. The chairman of the Senate finance panels education subcommittee said senators planned to continue to evaluate changes to the Straight A fund over the weekend. See FUNDING, page 10

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Mostly cloudy today with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 80s. Mostly cloudy tonight with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 60s. See page 2.



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DELPHOS The Delphos portion of the Miami and Erie Canal may see much-needed improvements. Delphos Canal Commission President Lou Hohman has announced a committee has been meeting to finalize a request for the funds from the state to restore and improve the canal. Once the request is forwarded to the state, local citizens will be asked to send personal requests to the proper legislators, encouraging them to provide the needed funding, Hohman said. He added that future news releases would provide names and addresses of those who receive those requests. The commission has also announced the semi-annual Canal Clean Up from 8:30 a.m. June 22. Volunteers will register at the Hanser Pavilion and sign waiver forms. All ages are welcome and civic organizations are encouraged to work as a group. Those participating should dress accordingly for the weather and the possibility of coming into contact with skin irritants.

Sarah Jane residents enjoy Tincaps game

Sarah Jane Living Center residents enjoyed a day out on May 22 and attended a Fort Wayne Tincaps baseball game in Indiana. Joan Schulte, Don Rupert, Bonnie Winstel and Harry Wagner watch as the Tincaps fell to South Bend. (Submitted photo)

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One Year Ago Three fourth-grade boys are the winners of the St. Johns Feelin Good Mileage Club for the 2011-12 school year. Braden Ladd, Cody Williams and Adam Fischer tied for first place, walking over 60 miles each. They were awarded sporting good gift certificates. Their class was also the overall class winner and were treated to a party by Van Wert County Hospitals Wellness Center, the sponsor for the club. 25 Years Ago 1988 Jefferson athletes qualified for three events in the Class A state track meet this weekend at Ohio Stadium, Columbus. Mark Hulihan cleared 6-6 to finish second in the high jump at the regional meet Saturday at Bowling Green. Damon Ulm also qualified for the high jump with a fourth-place finish. Also qualifying were the Jefferson girls 4x400-meter relay team of Kim Carmean, Laura Schmelzer, Heather and Stephanie McClure in fourth place, and the 4x200-meter relay team of Carmean, Schmelzer, Kathy Grothaus and McClure, also placing fourth. The Commercial Bank presented three $1,000 college scholarships to area high school students at high school awards ceremonies. Awarding the scholarships were Ronald Elwer, senior vice president, and Paul Wreede, executive vice president of the bank, to Michael Schlereth of St. Johns High School, Kristine Carroll of Elida High School and Tammy Mox of Jefferson Senior High School. A flower auction and bake sale highlighted the meeting of Leatherwood Garden Club convened in the home of Juanita Moore. She was assisted by Agnes Geckle as co-hostess. Esther Jostpille was winner of the hostess gift, a potted plant. Next meeting will be June 23 at the Topp Chalet. Hostesses will be Elizabeth Jones and Esther Jostpille. 50 Years Ago 1963 Its summer vacation at Mrs. Robert Bendeles kindergarten on East Third Street. In place of preschoolers, 12 housewives and high school students were gathered there Saturday morning to study drawing. William Lee, assistant art professor at Ohio Northern University in Ada, is their instructor. The art professor was asked to teach the course by Mrs. Robert Obermeyer. Sally Kiggins was elected president of Psi Chapter Alpha Dela Omega Sorority during a meeting held Tuesday evening in the home of Mrs. Kenneth Buettner. Other officers named were Janice Wanamaker, vice president and historian; Mary Ellen Gerdeman, corresponding secretary; Carol Schuerman, recording secretary and Dianna Hammons, treasurer. Fred Dray, son of Harold F. Dray of Delphos, was awarded a varsity O and jacket at the Ohio State University appreciation banquet Tuesday evening. Fred is a member of the pitching staff of the Buckeye baseball team which this year finished second in the Big Ten standings. 75 Years Ago 1938 Juliana Wannemacher, sophomore at Mary Manse College, Toledo, won the championship in the annual tennis tournament held at the college and was presented with the cup at the Class Day exercises held on campus Sunday. Her rival in the finals was her sister, Louise Wannemacher, who is a senior in the college. Dorothy Wannemacher and Verena Brinkman of Ottoville, and Adelaide Benning of Glandorf, attended the exercises. The Old Timers swamped the Delphos Merchants in a Memorial Day game played at Waterworks Park. The score was 12 to 3. Ray Ditto pitched for the Old Timers for eight innings. Guy Tilton was sent to the mound to hurl the last inning. Clair Ditto, regular Merchant pitcher, stayed for six innings. McGreevy hurled for two innings and Sterling pitched the final inning for the Merchants. Seniors of Ridge Centralized High School were honor guests at the annual banquet of Ridge High School Alumnae Association held Monday evening in the Van Wert gymnasium. During a brief business session election of officers resulted in the re-election of Mayden Jones as president; Merle Knittle as vice president; Clarabel Stuckey, secretary; and Ruth Haines, treasurer.


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David Earl Dave Robinson

Aug. 2, 1934-May 28, 2013 David Earl Dave Robinson, 78, of Fort Wayne, surrounded by his family, peacefully went to his Heavenly Father on Tuesday, May 28. He was born on Aug. 2, 1934, in Putnam County to David H. and Ada E. (Sherrick) Robinson, who preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy J. (Truesdale) Robinson; daughters, Darcy J. (William) Foley and Trudy A. (Matthew) Robinson-Foley; granddaughter, Kaitlinn Foley; grandsons, Keaney and Felix Robinson-Foley; four sisters; and many nieces and nephews. He is also preceded in death by one sister. Mr. Robinson graduated from Gomer High in 1952 and earned a business associates degree from International Business College. After serving in the Army in Heidelberg, Germany, from 1957-59, he married Dotty. He then went on to be an accountant for General Telephone and retired after 31 years. However, his lifelong passion revolved around farming and the relationships he built as a result. He loved the trials and triumphs farming brought and lent a hand to anyone in need on the farm or elsewhere. As a member of the Silver King of Yesteryears Tractor Club, he enjoyed restoring and showing his tractor collection. Similarly, he was a member of the Cadillac and Lasalle Club (CLC). He was a member of St. Pauls Lutheran Church, a former member and treasurer at Bethany Lutheran Church and a supporter of various charitable organizations, including The American Red Cross. He was sad when his bout with cancer eight years ago meant he could no longer give blood since he was only a few pints short of the 100pint Club. Robinson loved spending time with his family, especially winter holidays in Northern Michigan. He will be remembered as a man that was always there for his family and would do anything to enhance their futures. During the last eight years, time with his three grandkids brought great joy and motivated him to continue his struggle so theyd remember papa and know his love. A funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Pauls Lutheran Church 1126 S. Barr St., Ft. Wayne, with visitation one hour prior. Burial will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Walnut Grove Cemetery, Delphos. Visitation will also be held from 2-8 p.m. on Sunday at Elzey Patterson Rodak Home For Funerals, 6810 Old Trail Rd., Ft. Wayne. Memorials may be made to The American Red Cross in memory of David E Robinson. Visit to leave online condolences.

Associated Press Today is Friday, May 31, the 151st day of 2013. There are 214 days left in the year. Todays Highlight in History: On May 31, 1669, English diarist Samuel Pepys (peeps) wrote the final entry of his journal, blaming his failing eyesight for his inability to continue. On this date: In 1790, President George Washington signed into law the first U.S. copyright act. In 1859, the Big Ben clock tower in London went into operation, chiming for the first time. In 1889, more than 2,000 people perished when a dam break sent water rushing through Johnstown, Pa. In 1913, U.S. Secretary of State William Jennings Bryan proclaimed the 17th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, providing for popular election of U.S. senators, to be in effect. In 1941, Tobacco Road, a play about an impoverished Southern family based on the novel by Erskine Caldwell, closed on Broadway after a run of 3,182 performances. In 1962, former Nazi official Adolf Eichmann was hanged in Israel a few minutes before midnight for his role in the Holocaust. In 1970, a magnitude 7.9 earthquake in Peru claimed an estimated 67,000 lives. In 1977, the trans-Alaska oil pipeline, three years in the making, was completed. In 1985, at least 88 people were killed, more than 1,000 injured, as over 40 tornadoes swept through parts of Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York and Ontario, Canada, during an 8-hour period. In 1994, the United States announced it was no longer aiming long-range nuclear missiles at targets in the former Soviet Union. Ten years ago: President George W. Bush visited the site of the Nazi death camps of Auschwitz and Birkenau in Poland as he challenged allies to overcome their bitterness and mistrust over the Iraq war and unite in the struggle against terrorism. Anti-government extremist and bomber Eric Rudolph was arrested outside a grocery store in Murphy, N.C. Air Frances Concorde returned to Paris in a final commercial flight.

WEATHER FORECAST Tri-county Associated Press TODAY: Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 80s. Southwest winds 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph. TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 60s. South winds 15 to 20 mph. SATURDAY: Showers and thunderstorms likely. Highs in the lower 80s. Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph. Chance of precipitation 70 percent. SATURDAY NIGHT: Mostly cloudy with showers likely and isolated thunderstorms through midnight. Then partly cloudy with a chance of showers after midnight. Lows in the lower 60s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation 70 percent. SUNDAY: Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers. Highs around 70. SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY: Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs around 70. MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT: Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the lower 70s. WEDNESDAY: Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 70s. WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT: Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 50s. Highs in the upper 70s.

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Minaj, Carey not returning to American Idol

AP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) Nicki Minaj is following Mariah Carey out the door on American Idol. The hip-hop diva posted Thursday on Twitter that it was time to focus on the music, just a few hours after Carey announced she wasnt coming back to the Fox talent competition so that she could focus on her upcoming tour. Minaj and Carey became new judges on Idol this season, along with country singer Keith Urban. Minaj and Carey frequently bickered on the show, creating a feud that was uncomfortable for both viewers and contestants. Fox and Idol producer FremantleMedia said in a statement Thursday that Minaj was a superstar who brought a level of honesty and passion to the show and that Carey will remain an inspiration to Idol hopefuls for many seasons to come.

HURT, J. Richard, M.D., of West Jefferson, funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. today at Zion Lutheran Church, with a graveside and military service to follow. In lieu of flowers, the Hurt family suggests memorial contributions be made to: Zion Lutheran Church, 221 South Center St., West Jefferson OH 43162; The National Parkinson Foundation - contribution instructions can be found at; or Hurt-Battelle Memorial Library, 270 Lilly Chapel Rd., West Jefferson, Ohio 43162. GROVES, Thomas E., 71, of Delphos, visitation will be from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday at Strayer Funeral Home, with a Masonic Service following at 4 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made in Toms memory to the family. Condolences may be shared at GERDING, Jane M., 75, of Glandorf, Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Glandorf, the Rev. Tony Fortman officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. today at Love Funeral Home, Ottawa. There will be a Glandorf Fire Ladies service at 7 p.m. and a Rosary and CL of C service will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Glandorf St. Johns Cemetery Fund, Glandorf CL of C, Glandorf Fire Ladies or to the charity of the donors choice. Condolences may be expressed at:

Arvind Mahankali, 13, wins National Spelling Bee

JOSEPH WHITE Associated Press OXON HILL, Md. After years of heartbreakingly close calls, Arvind Mahankali conquered his nemesis, German, to become the champion speller in the English language. The 13-year-old from Bayside Hills, N.Y., correctly spelled knaidel, a word for a small mass of leavened dough, to win the 86th Scripps National Spelling Bee on Thursday night. The bee tested brain power, composure and, for the first time, knowledge of vocabulary.

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Parents encouraged to discuss safe driving with teen, review insurance

Information submitted COLUMBUS With the warm weather upon us and more young drivers on the roadways with their friends, Ohio Lieutenant Governor and Department of Insurance Director Mary Taylor is urging parents and family members to discuss driving safety with their teen driver. Taylor also said its important to conduct an insurance review to determine the family has adequate insurance protection. Its important that parents discuss appropriate driving behavior with their children to help keep them safe behind the wheel, Taylor said. In addition, talking with the familys insurance agent or insurance company about the right auto insurance will help keep the family financially protected in case of an accident. Car accidents are the leading cause of death for US teens and mile for mile, they are involved in three times as many fatal crashes as all other drivers, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Research shows inexperience and immaturity combined with speed, not wearing seat belts and distracted driving aggravates this problem. Parents may also be unsure how to best approach insuring a teen driver. Most insurance companies consider unmarried drivers under the age of 25 a higher-risk, which translates into higher auto insurance premiums. To assist parents, Taylor offers tips to help protect their driving teens and get the best value for their auto insurance dollar: Lay the Ground Rules: Establish driving rules for safe driving, such as not speeding, seat belt usage, minimal number of passengers, no mobile phone texting (now illegal for teens in Ohio as is talking on the phone for those 17 and under) and the amount and time of day driving is permitted. Details about Ohios new distracted driving law are available at ban.stm. Shop Around: Ohio has a competitive personal auto insurance market but no two insurance companies charge the same rates. Compare costs and coverages between insurers since having a teen driver in the household does greatly affect the familys auto insurance premium. Take advantage of discounts that various insurance companies offer, such as good student discounts. Most insurers also offer discounts for having more than one car on a policy and having both your auto and homeowners insurance with the same company. Purchasing a Vehicle for your Teen Driver? The difference in the cost of auto insurance for a teen driving a newer, expensive sports car versus a modestlypriced economy car with liability coverage only can be significant. If shopping for an additional vehicle for your teen to drive, the cost of insurance should


be part of the conversation. Make sure you discuss options with your insurance agent or insurance company. They can provide quotes on the cost of insurance for the various vehicles you may be considering to purchase. Consider Revising Deductibles, Coverage: Whether purchasing an additional car or sharing the family car with your teen driver, you can reduce your auto insurance premium costs by raising the deductibles on physical damage (collision and comprehensive) coverages. Determine if you can afford to absorb a larger portion of your loss in the event of an accident. Also, consider eliminating physical damage coverages on older vehicles - unless a lienholder, such as a bank, requires the coverage to be maintained. Your insurance agent or company will be able to calculate the premium savings so that you can make an informed decision. Ohioans with insurance questions can call the Departments consumer hotline at 1-800-686-1526. Information, including the Departments new auto insurance consumer guide and young drivers guide to auto insurance is also available at You can follow the Ohio Department of Insurance on twitter @OHInsurance and on Facebook at OhioDepartmentoflnsurance.

Wiltsie speaks to Rotary

The Delphos Rotary Club heard from James Wiltsie III, the new owner of The Rustic Cafe in Delphos. Wiltsie officially takes the helm on Saturday with a Grand Opening celebration scheduled for June 22. The Rustic Cafe serves breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as ice-cold beverages. Rotary member Matt Altenburger, left, thanks Wiltsie for attending the meeting. (Submitted photo)

Panel approves $1 billion rebate to Ohio employers

COLUMBUS Directors of Ohios insurance fund for injured workers on Thursday unanimously approved Gov. John Kasichs proposal to send rebate checks ranging from $5 to more than $3 million to businesses, local governments and schools. About 210,000 businesses and public employers would see one-time rebates in June or July under the $1 billion plan signed off on by the board of the Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation. Money for the one-time rebate stems from solid investments by the agency, which provides workers compensation insurance for Ohio employers and covers about two-thirds of the states workforce. The agency said its net assets have grown to $8.3 billion. The rebate is separate from a court dispute over employer payments. NEWSPAPER NOTE: The state REPRODUCTION is appealing 133LPI minimum required, a judges March decision 150LPI recommended.

Van Wert featured in national publication

Information submitted VAN WERT Van Wert has once again received national attention for its success in promoting the Lincoln Highway yard sale. The May/ June issue of Midwest Living Magazine contains a rather lengthy article about the popularity and growing number of multi-state yard sales. Larry Lee, director of the Van Wert Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, was contacted by Midwest Living editors in April of 2011 about their interest in making sure Van Wert was included in the article. Lee spent several weeks communicating with the editors and eventually arranged for them to meet with him in August 2011 during the Lincoln Highway yard sale. Two reporters, a photographer and Lee met at Balyeats Coffee Shop for lunch and an interview. They were certainly impressed with the community, with the neatness of Main Street, the friendliness of the people and were really interested in learning more about Balyeats, saying it was a page out of the past and unlike anyplace else they had experienced on their travels throughout the Midwest, Lee said. They wanted to know more about our history, the library, the courthouse, how the yard sale got started and its economic impact on the community. The story shares several stops the group made along the sale route, the people they met and some of the more unusual items they discovered. The photographer was fascinated with Balyeats. Each of us had to order something different for lunch that day, Lee said, and before we could eat, the plates had to be arranged just-so on the counter in order

Van Wert County Convention and Visitors Bureau offices at 136 E. Main St. (across from Balyeats). Complete the collection or give someone a unique gift with one of these special miniatures. (Submitted photo)

Van Wert miniature landmarks COMFORTABLE available RIDE Miniatures of Van Werts landmark buildings are now available for purchase at the Main Street Van Wert/


awarding $860 million in repayments from the fund to employers the judge says were charged excessive premiums for nearly a decade. The bureau has said the money involved in the lawsuit has been set aside. The president of group representing the workers in the lawsuit acknowledged the rebate program would help Ohio employers reinvest in businesses. However, Earl Stein, president of Pay Us Back Ohio BWC Inc., also said that if the bureau wanted to show its commitment to economic development, it should immediately refund the $860 million the court ordered them to repay 270,000 employers. Stein is also a plaintiff in the classaction lawsuit. Local governments and schools in Ohio could see almost $113 million in rebates, according to the Kasich administration.

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for him to photograph each one and he took picture after picture of pie slices. The final story, as it appears in the magazine, contains a photograph, not of all the food, but of Dale Davies behind the counter, as well as several photographs taken at stops along the yard sale. Midwest Living is a magazine dedicated to providing its readers a wealth of region-specific information and inspiration, focusing on travel and events, food and dining and home and garden, as well as other editorial content categories. It is published bi-monthly and reaches 4.1 million readers, primarily in the 12 Heartland states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin. This is not the first time in recent years that the yard sales have brought attention to the community. In May of 2010, American Profile, a weekly supplement that appears in several small-town newspapers including our own Times Bulletin; ran a story about Van Wert and the Highway 127 yard sale.

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IRS Commissioner Steven Miller was already having a rough day at the House Ways and Means Committee when one particularly hot question shoved him into the lower depths of a church-state inferno. The question concerned a letter sent by IRS officials in Cincinnati to the Coalition for Life of Iowa, linked to its application for tax-exempt status. Please explain how all of your activities, including the prayer meetings held outside of Planned Parenthood, are considered educational, said the letter, which was released by the Thomas More Society, which often defends traditional religious groups. Organizations exempt under 501(c) (3) may present opinions with scientific or medical facts. Please explain in detail the activities at these prayer meetings. Also, please provide the percentage of time your organization spends on prayer groups as compared with the other activities of the organization. Welcome back to the religious liberty wars of 2013, in a scene captured by the omnipresent eye of C-SPAN. Questioning this government entanglement in issues of doctrine and even worship, Rep. Aaron Schock (R-Ill.) asked: Would that be an inappropriate question to a 501(c)(3) applicant? The content of ones prayers?

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Miller, already on his way out as IRS leader, had stressed he would not address individual cases. Thus, he replied: It pains me to say I cant speak to that one either. ... Speaking outside of this case, which I dont know anything about, it would surprise me that that question was asked. IRS officials have, of course, confessed that they inappropriately targeted conservative groups -- especially those with tea party or patriot in their names -- for extra scrutiny when they sought nonprofit status. Allegations of abuse or harassment have since broadened to include groups conducting grassroots projects to make America a better place to live, to promote classes about the U.S. Constitution or to raise support for Israel. However, it now appears the IRS also challenged some individuals and religious groups that, while defending key elements of their faith traditions, have criticized projects dear to the current White House,

such as health care reform, abortion rights and same-sex marriage. At the heart of these fights are questions often raised about a variety of groups on the left and the right. Was it partisan politics when African-American churches worked to promote economic justice during campaigns when those efforts helped President Barack Obama? What about liberal religious groups that stressed voting green on environmental issues during campaigns when those efforts often led to support for Democrats? In recent years, religious conservatives have been accused of turning projects linked to their teachings on abortion and marriage into vaguely partisan efforts to oppose Obama, while indirectly supporting his opponents. Thus, the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and the global Samaritans Purse humanitarian project faced IRS review -- for the first time ever. During the most recent White House campaign, the Graham organization ran ads against gay marriage in North Carolina. In one, the elder Graham was quoted saying: I believe it is vitally important that we cast our ballots for candidates who base their decisions on biblical principles and support the nation of Israel. I urge you to vote for those who protect the biblical definition of marriage between a man and a woman.

In a letter to Obama, the Rev. Franklin Graham claimed: I believe that someone in the administration was targeting and attempting to intimidate us. This is morally wrong and unethical -- indeed some would call it un-American. ... I do not believe that the IRS audit of our two organizations last year is a coincidence -- or justifiable. Meanwhile, on the religious left, the Rev. Barry W. Lynn of Americans United for Separation of Church and State is convinced that the younger Franklin is -- no coincidence at all -- drawing justifiable scrutiny because of his disgust with President Obama. While the Graham ads didnt mention politicians by name, this was clearly an effort by one of the Graham families taxexempt groups to directly affect the outcome of the election, he argued in the On Faith forum at The Washington Post website. If this brazen action led to IRS scrutiny, Im fine with that. My only regret is that the agency didnt yank the BGEAs tax-exempt status for doing so. The problem isnt that the IRS is being too aggressive in this area, said Lynn. Its that its enforcement efforts have been sporadic, unfocused and tepid.
(Terry Mattingly is the director of the Washington Journalism Center at the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities and leads the project to study religion and the news.)

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A.C.T.S. NEW TESTAMENT FELLOWSHIP 8277 German Rd, Delphos Rev. Linda Wannemacher-Pastor Jaye Wannemacher -Worship Leader For information contact: 419-695-3566 Thursday - 7:00 p.m. Bible Study with worship at 8277 German Rd, Delphos Sunday - 7:00 p.m. For Such A Time As This. Tri-County Community Intercessory Prayer Group. Everyone welcome. Biblical counseling also available. DELPHOS BAPTIST CHURCH Pastor Jerry Martin 302 N Main, Delphos Contact: 419-692-0061 or 419-302-6423 Sunday - 10:00 a.m. Sunday School (All Ages) , 11:00 a.m. Sunday Service, 6:00 p.m Sunday Evening Service Wednesday - 7:00 p.m. Bible Study, Youth Study Nursery available for all services. FIRST UNITED PRESBYTERIAN 310 W. Second St. 419-692-5737 Pastor Harry Tolhurst Sunday: 11:00 Worship Service - Everyone Welcome Communion first Sunday of every month. Communion at Van Crest Health Care Center - First Sunday of each month at 2:30 p.m., Nursing Home and assisted living. ST. PETER LUTHERAN CHURCH 422 North Pierce St., Delphos Phone 419-695-2616 Rev. Angela Khabeb Saturday - 8:00 a.m. Prayer Breakfast Sunday - 9:00 a.m. Worship Service Tuesday - 10:00 a.m. Good Morning, Good Shepherd; 7:00 p.m. Altar Guild Wednesday - 7:00 p.m. Worship with Communion; 7:45 p.m. InReach/OutReach Meeting Thursday - 7:00 p.m. VBS Meeting Saturday - 8:00 a.m. Prayer Breakfast Sunday - 9 a.m. Worship Service; 10:00 a.m. VBS Meeting FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD Where Jesus is Healing Hurting Hearts! 808 Metbliss Ave., Delphos One block so. of Stadium Park. 419-692-6741 Lead Pastor - Dan Eaton Sunday - 10:30 a.m. - Worship Service with Nursery & Kids Church; 6:00 pm. Youth Ministry at The ROC & Jr. Bible Quiz at Church Monday - 7:00 p.m. Teen Bible Quiz at Church Wednesday - 7:00 p.m. Discipleship Class in Upper Room For more info see our website: www.delphosfirstassemblyofgod. com. DELPHOS CHRISTIAN UNION Pastor: Rev. Gary Fish 470 S. Franklin St., (419) 692-9940 9:30 Sunday School 10:30 Sunday morning service. Youth ministry every Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. Childrens ministry every third Saturday from 11 to 1:30.

ST. PATRICKS CHURCH 500 S. Canal, Spencerville 419-647-6202 Saturday 4:30 p.m. Reconciliation; 5 p.m. Mass, May 1 - Oct. 30. Sunday - 10:30 a.m. Mass. SPENCERVILLE FULL GOSPEL 107 Broadway St., Spencerville Pastor Charles Muter Home Ph. 419-657-6019 Sunday: Morning Services 10:00 a.m. Evening Services - 7:00 p.m. Wednesday: 7:00 p.m. Worship service.

ZION UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Corner of Zion Church & Conant Rd., Elida Pastors: Mark and D.J. Fuerstenau Sunday - Service - 9:00 a.m. PIKE MENNONITE CHURCH 3995 McBride Rd., Elida Phone 419-339-3961

KINGSLEY UNITED METHODIST 15482 Mendon Rd., Van Wert Phone: 419-965-2771 Pastor Chuck Glover Sunday School - 9:30 a.m.; Worship - 10:25 a.m. Wednesday - Youth Prayer and Bible Study - 6:30 p.m. Adult Prayer meeting - 7:00 p.m. Choir practice - 8:00 p.m.

ST. PAULS UNITED METHODIST 335 S. Main St. Delphos Pastor - Rev. David Howell Sunday 9:00 a.m. Worship Service

DELPHOS WESLEYAN CHURCH 11720 Delphos Southworth Rd. Delphos - Phone 419-695-1723 Pastor Rodney Shade 937-397-4459 SPENCERVILLE CHURCH Asst. Pastor Pamela King OF THE NAZARENE 419-204-5469 317 West North St. Sunday - 10:30 a.m. Worship; 419-296-2561 9:15 a.m. Sunday School for all Pastor Tom Shobe ages. 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 Wednesday - 7 p.m. Service a.m. Morning Worship; 7:00 p.m. and prayer meeting. Wednesday Service TRINITY UNITED TRINITY UNITED METHODIST METHODIST CHURCH Corner of Fourth & Main, 211 E. Third St., Delphos Spencerville Rev. David Howell, Pastor Phone 419-647-5321 Sunday - 8:15 a.m. Worship Rev. Jan Johnson, Pastor Service/Communion; 9:15 a.m. Sunday - 9:30 a.m. Sunday Adult Bible Study; 10:30 a.m. School; 10:30 a.m. Worship serWorship Service/Communion; vice. 11:30 Radio Worship on WDOH; 1:30 p.m. Vancrest/Communion; UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST 6:00 p.m. Outreach Committee 102 Wisher Drive, Spencerville Tuesday - 4:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Rev. Elaine Mikesell, Speech Therapy Interim Pastor Wednesday - 6:00 p.m Acts Sunday 9:30 a.m. Cafe; 10:00 Bible Study a.m. Worship Service. Thursday - 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Suppers on Us AGAPE FELLOWSHIP Friday - 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. MINISTRIES Jessica Rahrig Shower 9250 Armstrong Road, Spencerville MARION BAPTIST CHURCH Pastors Phil & Deb Lee 2998 Defiance Trail, Delphos Sunday - 10:00 a.m. Worship 419-339-6319 service. Services: Sunday - 11:00 a.m. Wed. - 7:00 p.m. Bible Study and 6:00 p.m.; Wednesday - 7:00 p.m. HARTFORD CHRISTIAN CHURCH (Independent Fundamental) ST. JOHNS CATHOLIC CHURCH Rt. 81 and Defiance Trial 331 E. Second St., Delphos Rt. 2, Box 11550 419-695-4050 Spencerville 45887 Rev. Chris Bohnsack, Rev. Robert King, Pastor Associate Pastor Sunday - 9:30 a.m. Sunday Fred Lisk and Dave Ricker, school; 10:30 a.m. Worship Deacons Service; 7:00 p.m. Evening worMary Beth Will, Liturgical ship and Teens Alive (grades Coordinator; Mrs. Trina 7-12). Shultz, Pastoral Associate; Mel Wednesday - 7:00 p.m. Bible Rode, Parish Council President; service. Lynn Bockey, Music Director Tuesday & Thursday 7- 9 p.m. Celebration of the Sacraments Have you ever wanted to preach Eucharist Lords Day the Word of God? This is your Observance; Saturday 4:30 p.m., time to do it. Come share your Sunday 7:30, 9:15, 11:30 a.m.; love of Christ with us. Weekdays as announced on Sunday bulletin. lida omEr Baptism Celebrated first Sunday of month at 1:00 p.m. Call rectory to schedule Pre-Baptismal IMMANUEL UNITED instructions. METHODIST CHURCH Reconciliation Tuesday and 699 Sunnydale, Elida, Ohio Friday 7:30-7:50 a.m.; Saturday 454807 3:30-4:00 p.m. Anytime by Pastor Kimberly R. Pope-Seiberlin request. Sunday - 8:30 a.m. traditional; Matrimony Arrangements 10:45 a.m. contemporary must be made through the rectory six months in advance. NEW HOPE CHRISTIAN CENTER Anointing of the Sick 2240 Baty Road, Elida Communal celebration in May Ph. 339-5673 and October. Administered upon Rev. James F. Menke, Pastor request. Sunday 10 a.m. Worship. Wednesday 7 p.m. Evening service.

LIGHTHOUSE CHURCH OF GOD Elida - Ph. 222-8054 Rev. Larry Ayers, Pastor Service schedule: Sunday 10 a.m. School; 11 a.m. Morning Worship; 6 p.m. Sunday evening. FAITH BAPTIST CHURCH 4750 East Road, Elida Pastor - Brian McManus Sunday 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Worship, nursery available. Wednesday 6:30 p.m. Youth Prayer, Bible Study; 7:00 p.m. Adult Prayer and Bible Study; 8:00 p.m. - Choir. GOMER UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST Rev. Donald Rock 7350 Gomer Road, Gomer, Ohio 419-642-2681 Rev. Brian Knoderer Sunday 10:30 a.m. Worship

TRINITY FRIENDS CHURCH 605 N. Franklin St., Van Wert 45891 Ph: (419) 238-2788 Sr. Pastor Stephen Savage Outreach Pastor Neil Hammons Sunday - Worship services at 9:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m. & 6:30 p.m. Wednesday-Ministries at 7:00 p.m. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 13887 Jennings Rd., Van Wert Ph. 419-238-0333 Childrens Storyline: 419-238-2201 Email: Pastor Steven A. Robinson Sunday 9:30 a.m. Sunday School for all ages; 10:30 a.m. Family Worship Hour; 6:30 p.m. Evening Bible Hour. Wednesday - 6:30 p.m. Word of Life Student Ministries; 6:45 p.m. AWANA; 7:00 p.m. Prayer and Bible Study. MANDALE CHURCH OF CHRIST IN CHRISTIAN UNION Rev. Justin Sterrett, Pastor Sunday 9:30 a.m. Sunday School all ages. 10:30 a.m. Worship Services; 7:00 p.m Worship. Wednesday - 7 p.m. Prayer meeting. PENTECOSTAL WAY CHURCH Pastors: Bill Watson Rev. Ronald Defore 1213 Leeson Ave., Van Wert 45891 Phone (419) 238-5813 Head Usher: Ted Kelly 10:00 a.m. - Sunday School 11:10 a.m. - Worship 10:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. - Wednesday Morning Bible Class 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. - Wednesday Evening Prayer Meeting 7:00 p.m. - Wed. Night Bible Study. Thursday - Choir Rehearsal Anchored in Jesus Prayer Line - (419) 238-4427 or (419) 232-4379. Emergency - (419) 993-5855

ST. ANTHONY OF PADUA CATHOLIC CHURCH 512 W. Sycamore, Col. Grove Office 419-659-2263 Fax: 419-659-5202 Father Tom Extejt Masses: Tuesday-Friday - 8:00 a.m.; First Friday of the month - 7 p.m.; Saturday - 4:30 p.m.; Sunday - 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Confessions - Saturday 3:30 p.m., anytime by appointment. CHURCH OF GOD 18906 Rd. 18R, Rimer 419-642-5264 Rev. Mark Walls Sunday - 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Worship Service. HOLY FAMILY CATHOLIC CHURCH Rev. Robert DeSloover, Pastor 7359 St. Rt. 109 New Cleveland Saturday Mass - 7:00 p.m. Sunday Mass - 8:30 a.m.

IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH Ottoville Rev. John Stites Mass schedule: Saturday - 4 p.m.; Sunday - 10:30 a.m. ST. BARBARA CHURCH 160 Main St., Cloverdale 45827 419-488-2391 Fr. John Stites Mass schedule: Saturday 5:30 p.m., Sunday 8:00 a.m. ST. JOSEPH CATHOLIC CHURCH 135 N. Water St., Ft. Jennings Rev. Charles Obinwa Phone: 419-286-2132 Mass schedule: Saturday 5 p.m.; Sunday 7:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. ST. MICHAEL CHURCH Kalida Fr. Mark Hoying Saturday 4:30 p.m. Mass. Sunday 8:00 a.m. & 10:00 a.m. Masses. Weekdays: Masses on Mon., Tues., Wed. and Friday at 8:00 am; Thurs. 7:30 p.m.

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BREAKTHROUGH 101 N. Adams St., Middle Point Pastor Scott & Karen Fleming Sunday Church Service - 10 a.m, 6 p.m. Wednesday - 7:00 p.m. CALVARY EVANGELICAL CHURCH 10686 Van Wert-Decatur Rd. Van Wert, Ohio 419-238-9426 Rev. Clark Williman. Pastor Sunday- 8:45 a.m. Friends and Family; 9:00 a.m. Sunday School LIVE; 10:00 a.m. SALEM UNITED PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 15240 Main St. Venedocia Rev. Wendy S. Pratt, Pastor Church Phone: 419-667-4142 Sunday - 8:30 a.m. - Adult Bell Choir; 8:45 a.m. Jr. Choir; 9:30 a.m. - Worship; 10:45 a.m. Sunday school; 6:30 p.m. - Capital Funds Committee. Monday - 6 p.m. Senior Choir. ST. MARYS CATHOLIC CHURCH 601 Jennings Rd., Van Wert Sunday 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m.; Monday 8:30 a.m.; Tuesday 7 p.m.; Wednesday 8:30 a.m.; Thursday 8:30 a.m. - Communion Service; Friday 8:30 a.m.; Saturday 4 p.m. VAN WERT VICTORY CHURCH OF GOD 10698 US 127S., Van Wert (Next to Tracys Auction Service) Pastor: E. Long Sunday worship & childrens ministry - 10:00 a.m. Wednesday Service: 7:00 p.m. facebook: vwvcoh TRINITY LUTHERAN 303 S. Adams, Middle Point Rev. Tom Cover Sunday 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Worship service. GRACE FAMILY CHURCH 634 N. Washington St., Van Wert Pastor: Rev. Ron Prewitt Sunday - 9:15 a.m. Morning worship with Pulpit Supply.

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Putnam libraries announce June childrens programming

The Putnam County District Library has announced the following childrens programming for June: Summer Story times District library locations will have Ready to Read story times June 10-26 and July 8-24. These story times will include six critical pre-reading skills that can help your child become better readers. The schedule for all locations is as follows: 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays at Columbus Grove; 6:30 p.m. Mondays at Continental; 10 a.m. Tuesdays at Fort Jennings; 10 a.m. Tuesdays at Kalida; 10 a.m. Wednesdays at Leipsic; 10 a.m. Wednesdays at Ottoville; Ottawa Mon. at 10:00 a.m.; and 10 a.m. Wednesdays at Pandora. All are welcome to attend these free programs.


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TODAY 7:30 a.m. Delphos Optimist Club, A&W DriveIn, 924 E. Fifth St. 11:30 a.m. Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff Street. 1-4 p.m. Interfaith Thrift Store is open for shopping. SATURDAY 9 a.m.-noon Interfaith Thrift Store is open for shopping. St. Vincent dePaul Society, located at the east edge of the St. Johns High School parking lot, is open. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Delphos Postal Museum is open. 12:15 p.m. Testing of warning sirens by Delphos Fire and Rescue. 1-3 p.m. Delphos Canal Commission Museum, 241 N. Main St., is open. 7 p.m. Bingo at St. Johns Little Theatre.

Epic 3D (PG) Fri.-Thurs: 3:00/7:00 1 p.m. June 17 at Kalida; Epic (PG) Fri.-Thurs.: 1:00/5:00/9:00 11 a.m. June 18 at Fort Now You See Me (PG-13) Fri.-Thurs.: Jennings; 1:00/3:30/6:00/8:30 11 a.m. June 20 at Hangover Part 3 (R) Fri.-Thurs.: Columbus Grove; and 1:00/5:00/7:00/9:00 1 p.m. June 20 at Leipsic. Fast and Furious 6 (PG-13) Fri.-Thurs.: 1:00/3:30/6:00/8:30 Dig into Dinosaurs at the After Earth (R) Fri.-Thurs.: Library 1:00/3:00/5:00/7:00/9:00 The district library will Van-Del Drive In have Dig Into Dinosaurs with 10709 Lincoln Hwy. Dale at four Library locations Van Wert in June. Friday through Tuesday Screen 1 Join Dale from The Ohio Fast and Furious 6 (PG-13) State University for this interThe Hangover 3 (R) esting program. Screen 2 All are welcome to attend Epic (PG) this free program sponsored Iron Man 3 (PG-13 by the Friends of the Putnam Screen 3 County District Library and After Earth (PG-13) area local businesses. Star Trek Into Darkness (PG-13) Register to win Big Splash Indoor Waterpark tickets; winAmerican Mall Stadium 12 ner will be drawn after the last 2830 W. Elm St. in Lima presentation. Saturday and Sunday The schedule on June 19 is After Earth (PG-13) 11:15/1:30/2:00/4:35/ as follows: 6:50/7:25/10:20 9:30 a.m. at Ottawa; 11:30 a.m. at Pandora; 1:30 p.m. at Ottoville; and 3:30 p.m at Continental. Umbrella Stories at the Library The Putnam County District Library will have Umbrella Stories with Storytelling Lady Rita at six Library locations in June. Register to win DeBrand Chocolate tour tickets; winner will be drawn after the last presentation. The schedule is as follows: 11 a.m. June 24 Ottawa; 1 p.m. June 24 - Kalida; 11 a.m. June 25 - Fort Jennings; 1 p.m. June 25 at Pandora; 11 a.m. June 27 Columbus Grove; and 1 p.m. June 27 Continental. Family Fun Movie Night The Putnam County District Library in Ottawa will have a movie at 6 p.m. June 25. Due to licensing we can not post the movie title outside the library. For any questions call the Ottawa Library at 419-5233747. For more programs visit our website at www.mypcdl. org.

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Jays miss chances early, fall in Regional semifinal

By JIM METCALFE Staff Writer HAMLER Missed opportunities. In whatever sport one is talking about, missed opportunities have a strong tendency to come back and bite you in the end. That was what happened to St. Johns on a warm, sunny and windy Thursday afternoon in its Division IV baseball semifinal at Patrick Henrys Garrold Parratt Field. The Blue Jays left the bases loaded in both the first and second innings, with a chance to potentially blow the game wide open against Northwood, and the Rangers rallied behind two solo blasts by Justin Rohrs to grab a 4-3 victory. The Rangers (18-10) advance to take on the winner of the second game between McComb and Tinora at a time to be determined today. The Jays (13-15) got it rolling with a 2-spot in the top of the first against Ranger ace and complete-game winner (128 pitches, 78 for strikes) Nick Russell. With one down, senior Ryan Buescher (2-for-3, 1 run) singled off second baseman Jack Romstadts glove for a single and classmate Troy Warnecke was walked. An out later, senior Clay Courtney was hit by a pitch to load the bases and with junior T.J. Hoersten up to bat, Russell uncorked a wild pitch that scored Buescher and moved runners up. An out hence, Hoersten got aboard via a throwing error, plating Warnecke for a 2-0 lead. Senior Drew short by Warnecke, with Geise getting tagged at home trying to score and putting runners on the corners and then another hit batter (senior Andrew Metzger). However, a strikeout of the next batter ended the threat. That seemed to help Russell settle down after that. We got runners on all day. We just couldnt come through with the big hit enough to get more of them home; what we hit too often didnt drop, first-year St. Johns coach Ryan Warnecke explained. That was big not to get more runs in the first two innings but we still had confidence. Curtis didnt get a chance to warm up on the mound during pre-game and he never looked comfortable; he didnt have his best stuff. We knew they could hit the ball but those two home runs, without the wind, likely would have been fly-ball outs. Northwood stranded Jacob Davenport on second in the second frame. The Jays got a 2-out infield chopper up the gut by Buescher in the fourth. Rohrs then went yard for the first time in the bottom of the fourth, getting the ball up into the wind blowing toward right field and clearing the fence at the 310-foot area for a 2-2 tie. Brandon Hoffman was left stranded on second base. Hoersten walked with two outs in the St. Johns fifth and advanced on a wild pitch but went no farther. Segura was walked with two down in the Ranger fifth. See JAYS, page 7


St. Johns got a 2-out rally going in the top of the seventh of Thursdays Regional semifinal, with senior Clay Courtney sliding safely into second when Northwoods second baseman mishandles a TJ Hoersten grounder. Courtney later scored to make it 4-3 but the Blue Jays couldnt get any closer. (Delphos Herald/Tom Morris) Wagner was hit by a pitch to reload the sacks but the Jays left them that way. Northwood got a run back in the home half against St. Johns senior starter Curtis Geise (7-2; 101 pitches, 59 for strikes) on a leadoff walk to Evan Perkins, a bunt single through

the infield (Josh Segura) that put runners on the corners and a wild pitch that got Perkins across home plate. The Jays again loaded the sacks in the second: a 1-out infield hit to deep short by Geise, a hit batter (Buescher), an infield hit to deep

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W.S. Northwestern 5, Elyria Catholic/Ottawa-Glandorf 4, Genoa Area 3, Shelby 2, Orrville/Heath 1. 4x800 Meter Relay: 1. Mil. Edison 7:58.21; 2. Van Wert (Kase Schalois, Seth Kopp, Connor Holliday, Jared Fleming) 8:00.56; 3. Perkins 8:01.88; 4. Defiance 8:02.00; 5. Ottawa-Glandorf 8:03.49; 6. Eastwood 8:04.93; 7. Shelby 8:17.28; 8. Huron 8:19.30. Discus: 1. Burdette (ON) 168-11; 2. Roberts (WI) 1623; 3. Castle (WAU) 159-7; 4. Mawhirter (PE) 157-5; 5. Zappa (PE) 154-2; 6. Bryer (GE) 154-2; 7. Huey (CL) 139-3; 8. Glaser (WS) 138-3. Long Jump: 1. Coburn (CL) 22-2.75; 2. Wollenslegel (CL) 21-5.75; 3. Armistad (GA) 20-11.75; 4. Cushler (ME) 20-10.25; 5. Nolletti (WS) 19-07.00 20-8.50; 6. Snowden (EA) 20-6.50; 7. Missler (BE) 20-5.50; 8. Weaver (HE) 20-2.50. Pole Vault: 1. Rowland (BE) 15-4; 2. Majoy (HU) 15-0; 3. Studer (NOR) 14-8; 4. Fraker (DE) 14-4; 5. Ball (ELY) 14-4; 6. Faneuff (CL) 14-0; 7. Trent (PE) 14-0; 8. Johnson (ORR) 14-0. Preliminaries - Top 8 in each event to Todays Finals (Elida and Van Wert Athletes): GIRLS 100 Meter Dash: 7. Amanda Clay (V) 12.61. 400 Meter Dash: 2. Amanda Clay (V) 58.7. 300 Meter Hurdles 30: 12. Whitney Meyers (V) 49.28. 4x400 Meter Relay: 9. Van Wert (Whitney Meyers, Alicia Danylchuk, Jacey Eikenberry, Amanda Clay) 4:12.88. BOYS: 110 Meter Hurdles 39: 14. Kevin Russell (E) 16.53. 4x200 Meter Relay: 6. Van Wert (Kevon Pierce, Terrance Branson, Nick Krugh, Seth Kopp) 1:31.85. 4x100 Meter Relay: 7. Elida (Nick Pauff, Desmend White, Khory Kesler, Brandon Stinson) 44.09; 15. Van Wert (Kevon Pierce, Terrance Branson, Caleb Lloyd, Nick Krugh) 45.24. 400 Meter Dash: 8. Seth Kopp (V) 51.74. 300 Meter Hurdles 36: 8. Quentin Poling (E) 40.52. 4x400 Meter Relay: 1. Elida (Brandon Stinson, Clark Etzler, Nick Pauff, Quentin Poling) 3:23.83; 6. Van Wert (Seth Kopp, Quincey Salcido, Nick Krugh, Jared Fleming) 3:26.75. _______________ Sanders finishes U of F track career with 4 AllAmerican honors PUEBLO, Colo. Delphos native Tim Sanders finished his University of Findlay track and field career by grabbing seventh place in the nation in the 400meter hurdles (52.02) at the NCAA Division II National Championships held May 23rd in Pueblo, Colo. See ROUND UP, page 7

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Associated Press James scores 30, Heat take Game 5, 90-79 rebounds for the Pacers, who got 22 points from Roy Hibbert and 17 from David West. Schwartzel takes lead at Memorial DUBLIN Charl Schwartzel made sure one hole didnt ruin an entire round Thursday in the Memorial. Schwartzel hit the ball so consistently well at Muirfield Village that the former Masters champion twice had stretches of four straight birdies. And when he made a double bogey with an 8-iron in hand and his ball on a tee toward the end of the round, he got rid of that bad taste with one last birdie for a 7-under 65. Schwartzel had a 1-shot lead over Scott Piercy and was six shots clear of 5-time winner Tiger Woods. Woods hit the ball well enough to be much closer, though he missed too many birdie chances and didnt make up any ground on the par 5s. Woods was one shot worse than 53-year-old Fred Couples, the Presidents Cup captain at Muirfield Village this fall, and one shot better than 14-year-old Guan Tianlang, who has played more PGA Tour events than Woods over the last two months. Rory McIlroy, meanwhile, might be headed for another short week at the tournament Jack Nicklaus built. After opening with a birdie, McIlroy didnt putt nearly well enough to atone for some loose shots, finishing with a 78. Bill Haas and Matt Kuchar each had a 68, the best score of the afternoon. Josh Teater, Russell Henley and Kyle Stanley were at 67, while Charlie Wi, Matt Jones and Michael Thompson shot 69. Former PGA champion Keegan Bradley shot 71.

MIAMI LeBron James scored 30 points, Udonis Haslem made his last eight shots on the way to a 16-point night and the Miami Heat used a dominant third quarter to turn things around and beat the Indiana Pacers 90-79 in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals on Thursday. Mario Chalmers scored 12 and Dwyane Wade added 10 for the Heat, who lead the series 3-2 and will look to close it out at Indiana on Saturday night. The Heat ousted the Pacers in six games in a second-round matchup last season. Paul George had 27 points and 11

Kazmir, big 4th inning lead Indians past Reds 7-1

Associated Press batting .204 in May while Raburn was in a 3-for-24 skid. Bailey, who threw 45 pitches in the fourth, lasted 3 2/3 innings, his shortest outing of the season. The right-hander allowed seven runs tying his season high. Kazmir, a 2-time All-Star with Tampa Bay, had his career sidetracked by arm problems that began in 2009. He was traded to the Angels that season but was 9-15 in 2010 and appeared in only one game the following year before being released. The Indians signed him to a minor-league contract in January after he pitched in an independent league last season. Kazmir, who was 0-1 and allowed 11 earned runs in 13 innings in his past three starts, won for the first time since May 9. Cincinnati loaded the bases with one out in the third. Derrick Robinson led off with a single and singles by Shin-Soo Choo and Cesar Izturis loaded the bases. Votto, who came into the game batting .417 in May, hit a slow roller to the right side and Kipnis started the double play. Votto went 0-for-4, snapping his careerlong 18-game road hitting streak. Bailey retired the first seven hitters before Gomes reached on an infield hit. Third baseman Todd Frazier charged the slow bouncer but couldnt make the barehanded grab. See INDIANS, page 7

CLEVELAND Scott Kazmir allowed one run in seven innings and the Cleveland Indians scored seven runs with two outs in the fourth to defeat the Cincinnati Reds 7-1 on Thursday. The fourth-inning rally, which featured six straight run-scoring hits, gave the Indians a split of the annual Ohio Cup interleague series. The Reds won in Cincinnati on Monday and Tuesday before the Indians took both games when the series shifted to Cleveland. The Reds have lost nine in a row at Progressive Field and havent won in Cleveland since May 22, 2010. Kazmir (3-2), recording his longest outing in the majors in three years, dodged a bases-loaded jam in the third when he got Joey Votto to bounce into an inning-ending double play. Run-scoring singles by Michael Brantley and Yan Gomes, an RBI double by Ryan Raburn, a 2-run double by Michael Bourn and an RBI single by Jason Kipnis chased starter Homer Bailey (3-4) in the fourth. Asdrubal Cabrera added a run-scoring double off Alfredo Simon. Jay Bruce drove in Cincinnatis only run with an RBI single in the sixth. The Indians carried a 5-game losing streak, in which they scored 14 runs, into

the series. Cleveland had also dropped seven out of eight but the bats woke up when the Reds hit town. Cleveland homered twice Wednesday, including a game-clinching 3-run homer by Jason Giambi, and fell one run off their biggest inning of the season Thursday. Cabrera was hit by a pitch to start the fourth and took second on Carlos Santanas 1-out single. After Mark Reynolds struck out, Brantley, who was in a 1-for-15 skid, singled sharply through the left side to score

Cabrera. Gomes followed by lining a single to left, scoring Santana. Raburns double to left scored Brantley before Bourn drove a double into the left-field corner for two more runs and a 5-0 lead. Kipnis, who was in a 4-for-34 slump, singled to right to score Bourn and finish Bailey. Cabrera doubled to right against Simon. Brantley and Kipnis werent the only Cleveland hitters to break out of slumps in the inning. Santana came into the game

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Round Up Indians
(Continued from page 6) He also ran on the 4x400meter relay team that set a school record of 3:08.70 and ended up eighth in the nation. The top eight in relays and individual events are named All-American. This is the fourth time Sanders has been so designated in his college career. He was the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference indoor 60-meter hurdles and 110-meter hurdles champion in his four years. He also received AllRegion honors in the outdoor 110-meter hurdles (14.37) the past two years; the 400-meter hurdles (52.02); and the 4x4 relay (3:08.70). He also had a career-best time of 47.1 in the 400-meter open event. Findlay finished ninth as a team with 29 points in the national meet. (Continued from page 6) NOTES: Raburn left the game in the fifth with cramping in his lower legs. Hes listed day-to-day. The Reds begin a 3-game series today in Pittsburgh. RHP Johnny Cueto (2-0) takes on Pirates LHP Wandy Rodriguez (6-2). Votto is the only Cincinnati player to appear in all 54 games this season. The Indians continue their 5-game homestand today against Tampa Bay. RHP Corey Kluber (3-3) faces Rays righty Alex Cobb (6-2) in the opener of the 3-game set. Indians RHP Justin Masterson, who defeated the Reds on Wednesday, is 4-0 with a 0.36 ERA in his past 25 innings at Progressive Field. Cleveland 1B Nick Swisher was honored by the FBI Citizens Academy Foundation before the game. Swisher donated $25,000 to the organization in support of the FBIs Child ID Kit program.

(Continued from page 6) Geise got aboard on an error with one down in the top of the sixth and moved up on a wild pitch but could get no farther. Rohrs commenced the Northwood sixth by doing the same thing he had done two frames earlier, just clearing the fence around the 320-foot mark to take the lead for good for his crew. Myles Habel; singled, advanced on a sacrifice bunt by Davenport (an error on the play allowed both runners to be safe). A hit batter (Hoffman) and a 1-out hit batter (Jordan Schell plated Habel. The Jays made it interesting in the seventh. With one down, Metzger beat out an infield nibbler that hugged the third-base line but was forced at second by Courtney. He advanced on a Hoersten booted grounder and scored as Wagner lined a single into right, putting runners on the corners. However, Russell got the final batter looking to end the Blue Jays spring season. We ended up in the Regionals; thats a credit to the kids, Coach Warnecke added. We could have packed it in at any time because we struggled, especially early, but the kids battled all season and slowly turned it around. The Jays also bid adios to seniors Andrew Grothouse, Craig Klausing, Aaron Beck and Dylan Stump. ST. JOHNS (3) ab-r-h-rbi Curtis Geise p 4-0-1-0, Ryan Buescher c 3-1-2-0, Troy Warnecke ss 3-1-1-0, Andrew Metzger cf 3-0-1-0, Clay Courtney rf 3-1-0-0, T.J. Hoersten 2b 3-0-0-0, Drew Wagner 1b 3-0-11, Craig Klausing 3b 4-0-0-0, Ben Wrasman lf 3-0-0-0. Totals 29-3-6-1. NORTHWOOD (4) ab-r-h-rbi Evan Perkins cf 3-1-0-0, John Segura 1b 3-0-1-0, Steven Gutekunst pr 0-0-0-0, Nick Russell p 3-0-0-0, Justin Rohrs 3b 3-2-2-2, Myles Habel c 3-1-1-0, Jacob Davenport ss 1-0-00, Brandon Hoffman lf 1-0-0-0, Jack Romstadt 2b 3-0-0-0, Jordan Schell rf 2-0-0-1. Totals 22-4-4-3. Score by Innings: St. Johns 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 - 3 Northwood 1 0 0 1 0 2 x - 4 E: Rohrs 2, Klausing, Romstadt; LOB: St. Johns 11, Northwood 7; HR: Rohrs 2; Sac: Davenport. IP H R ER BB SO ST. JOHNS Geise (L, 7-2) 6.0 4 4 3 4 6 NORTHWOOD Russell (W) 7.0 6 3 1 2 9 WP: Russell 4, Geise; PB: Buescher; HBP: Buescher (by Russell), Metzger (by Russell), Courtney (by Russell), Wagner (by Russell), Hoffman (by Geise), Schell (by Geise).

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Daughter-in-law should let husband handle mother

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Dear Annie: I have been and bypass Mom whenever married to a wonderful man possible. Its terribly sad, but for 35 years and have ter- you cannot force her to be a rific children and beautiful better person. (She sounds grandchildren. Our marriage mentally ill.) Dear Annie: I am a has been great, except for my manipulative and emotion- skinny woman with large ally blackmailing mother-in- breasts. I know there is a crazy stereotype that women law. Our only fights have like me are wild party girls. stemmed from lies and Im actually quite conservamade-up stories this woman tive. But other women seem to think its OK to tells. She has depoke my breasts or stroyed relationlift them, probably ships with other to check whether family members they are real. and blames me for Last week at a it even when we party, some insuflive miles away. ferable girl I just I support my husmet turned the band in any deentire conversacision he makes tion to my breasts. regarding her, and I walked away to I have never badcool off, but somemouthed her. She recently Annies Mailbox one overheard me say that the girl pulled the ultimate scheme. Knowing that was obnoxious. So poking I had never met my sons girl started shouting at me, fiancee, my mother-in-law and you can guess how the took it upon herself to tell rest of the night went. Annie, please tell your her the truth about me. After a three-hour visit with my readers that just because a soon-to-be daughter-in-law woman has large breasts and her parents, the poor girl doesnt mean she wants to was in tears when our son be poked and prodded in came home from work. Our public. Where have basic soson said if he hadnt known cial graces gone? Staying the truth, he would have be- Classy Dear Classy: You hang lieved his grandmother. She was very convincing and around with some inapproeven brought on fake tears. priate, rather creepy women. Our children are now so up- Your body, all of it, belongs set with their grandmother to you. If someone touches that they do not want her your breasts, gasp in horror near their kids, planting lies and perhaps yell loudly for the police. What nerve. in their minds. Dear Annie: Thank I have tried to be the better person over the years, you for recommending the Family-to-Family welcoming my mother-in- NAMI law into our home, giving class to Parents at Wits her birthday presents and End. When I took that 12even planning anniversary week class, I learned so parties when none of her oth- much about mental illness, er children could or would. as well as finding support and hope from other parents. But Im done. My husband has con- I have no doubt my son is fronted his mother many doing better because of it. times regarding her destruc- Grateful Mother tive behavior, but she says he doesnt see the real me. Now I worry that she is trying to come between my husband and his father, who is ill. My mother-inlaw doesnt return our phone calls or tell us when Dad is in the hospital. We hear everything through a third party, sometimes days after it happens. How do I handle this? Daughter-Out-Law Dear Daughter: Perhaps if your husband had set stricter boundaries with more dire consequences years ago, this situation would be better now, but there are no guarantees. Some people are beyond reasoning with. Its time to step back and let your husband handle his mother. As long as she believes she can control him, she will do so. Your husband should try to get his information about Dad through other sources

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Ohio St president jabs Notre Dame, Catholics, SEC Big asteroid swinging by
AP Legal Affairs Writer COLUMBUS (AP) The president of Ohio State University said Notre Dame was never invited to join the Big Ten conference because the universitys priests are not good partners, joking that those damn Catholics cant be trusted, according to a recording of a meeting he attended late last year. Gordon Gee also took shots at schools in the Southeastern Conference and the University of Louisville, according to the recording of the December meeting of the schools Athletic Council that The Associated Press obtained under a public records request. The university called the statements inappropriate and said Gee is undergoing a remediation plan because of the remarks. Gee was on a long-planned family vacation and unavailable for comment, Ohio State spokeswoman Gayle Saunders said. He apologized in a statement released to the AP. The comments I made were just plain wrong, and in no way do they reflect what the university stands for, he said in the statement. They were a poor attempt at humor and entirely inappropriate. There is no excuse for this and I am deeply sorry. Gee, who has taken heat before for uncouth remarks, told members of the council that he negotiated with Notre Dame officials during his first term at Ohio State, which began more than two decades ago. The fathers are holy on Sunday, and theyre holy hell on the rest of the week, Gee said to laughter at the Dec. 5 meeting attended by Athletic Director Gene Smith, several other athletic department members, professors and students. You just cant trust those damn Catholics on a Thursday or a Friday, and so, literally, I can say that, said Gee, a Mormon. The Big Ten had for years courted Notre Dame, but the school resisted as it sought to retain its independent status in college football. In September, the school announced that it would join the Atlantic Coast Conference in all sports except football but would play five football games each year against ACC teams. In the recording, Gee referred specifically to dealing with the Rev. Ned Joyce, Notre Dames longtime executive vice president, who died in 2004. Father Joyce was one of those people who ran the university for many, many years, Gee said. Gee said the Atlantic Coast Conference added Notre Dame at a time when it was feeling vulnerable. Notre Dame wanted to have its cake and eat it, too, Gee said, according to the recording and a copy of the meetings minutes. Notre Dame spokesman Dennis Brown called the remarks regrettable, especially the reference to Joyce, who served Notre Dame and collegiate athletics so well and for so long. Gee contacted Notre Dames president, the Rev. John Jenkins, to offer an apology, which was accepted, Brown said Thursday in an email, declining to say when the apology was made. Notre Dame has a storied collegiate football history and is perhaps the nations pre-eminent Roman Catholic university. Ohio State, with about 56,000 students on its main campus, is among the countrys biggest universities, and it has its own long football tradition. A message was left with Smith, the Ohio State athletic director who attended the December meeting and who also is a 1977 Notre Dame graduate. NCAA President Mark Emmert declined to comment, saying he hadnt heard the remarks. Ohio States Athletic Council meets monthly during the fall, winter and spring and makes recommendations on athletic policy including ticket prices. Decembers meeting was at Ohio Stadium. Gee was introduced by Athletic Council then-chairman Charlie Wilson, and Gees name and introduction are included in written minutes of the meeting. His comments drew laughter, at times loud, occasionally nervous, but no rebukes, according to the audio. Ohio State trustees learned of Gees offensive statements in January, met with the president at length and created the remediation plan for Gee to address his behavior, board president Robert Schottenstein said in a statement. Comments by a university leader about particular groups, classes of people or individuals are wholly unacceptable, Schottenstein said. These statements were inappropriate, were not presidential in nature and do not comport with the core values of the university. Gee has gotten in trouble before for offhand remarks, most recently during a memorabilia-for-cash and tattoos scandal under football coach Jim Tressels watch.

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WASHINGTON Astronomers getting their first closeup glimpse of a giant asteroid about to whiz by Earth found a surprise bonus rock. A smaller moon asteroid is circling the larger space rock, an unusual but not unheard of space phenomenon. The larger 1.7 mile-wide rock named Asteroid 1998 QE2 will be the closest to Earth today at 4:59 p.m. EDT. Dont worry, though. It will still be 3.6 million miles away. NASA scientist Paul Chodas (ChOHduhs) said its one of the larger asteroids to swing by Earth and is the size of the space rock that wiped out the dinosaurs. The smaller rock was discovered Wednesday night by astronomers using radar to look at QE2. The moon asteroid is about 2,000 feet wide. Thats about average for such nearEarth objects.

DC marks Supermans 75th anniversary with logo

By MATT MOORE Associated Press What to get Superman for his 75th birthday? DC Entertainments starting with a new logo. The company, part of Warner Bros. Entertainment, unveiled the new logo Thursday in honor of Supermans 75th anniversary. It ties in the iconic characters familiar red and blue colors, along with his everpresent cape, and the legend 75 Years. Its first appearance is on the cover of Superman Unchained by DC co-publisher Jim Lee and writer Scott Snyder on June 12, along with a new animated short being produced by Zack Snyder, portions of which will be shown at San Diego Comic-Con in July as a sneak-peak. Snyders finished version, which will pay homage to Superman, will debut in full later this summer. Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara said Thursday the new logo is part of a yearlong celebration of what he called the first super hero whose exploits have jumped from the pages of comic books to radio, television, movies (the latest incarnation, Man of Steel, is due out this summer) and video games, among other media. We are proud to commemorate this milestone with exciting entertainment across the entire Studio and across the globe, ensuring this enduring icon reaches new generations of audiences, he said of the character created in Cleveland, Ohio, by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster and who debuted on the cover of Action Comics No. 1 in June 1938. Diane Nelson, president of DC Entertainment, called Superman undeniably the greatest super hero in the world and likely the most influential comic book character of all time.

Notable words from the National Spelling Bee

Associated Press OXON HILL, Md. (AP) A look at some unusual, difficult or otherwise noteworthy words from the 2013 Scripps National Spelling Bee. SMELLFUNGUS a critic or faultfinder, taken from a novel by 18th-century absurdist Laurence Sterne. Gokul Venkatachalam, 12, of Chesterfield, Mo., spelled it correctly. MALACOPHILOUS adapted to pollination by snails. I dont know if thats possible, said aspiring comedy writer Amber Born, 14, of Marblehead, Mass. After spelling the word correctly, she leapt for joy and dashed back to her seat. CYANOPE a person with fair hair and brown eyes. Caleb Miller, 13, of Calhoun, La., asked if it came from the Greek word ops, meaning eye. Told yes, he responded, Thank goodness. He still misspelled the word, going with p-s-i-a-n-o-p-e. Told the correct spelling, he said, Oh, youve gotta be kidding me. BILBOQUET a device having a cup or spike at the top of a stick to which is attached a ball on a string. This word looked like it might trip up 11-year-old Vanya Shivashankar of

Poll: 2 in 5 women would consider parenting solo

BY JENNIFER AGIESTA and JOCELYN NOVECK, Associated Press As Christy Everson was nearing age 40, she made a decision: She wanted to have a child, even though she was single and it meant doing it all alone. Her daughter, conceived via a sperm donor, is now 2 1/2 years old, and Everson hopes to have a second child. Was it worthwhile? Well, Im thinking of doing it again, arent I? she says. Everson and women like her are part of a shift in American society. An Associated Press-WE tv poll of people under 50 found that more than 2 in 5 unmarried women without children or 42 percent would consider having a child on their own without a partner, including more than a third, or 37 percent, who would consider adopting solo. The poll, which addressed a broad range of issues on Americas changing family structures, dovetails with a recent report by the U.S. Census Bureau that single motherhood is on the rise: It found that of 4.1 million women whod given birth in 2011, 36 percent were unmarried at the time of the survey, an increase from 31 percent in 2005. And among mothers 20-24, the percentage was 62 percent, or six in 10 mothers. The AP-WE tv poll also found that few Americans think the growing variety of family arrangements is bad for society. However, many have some qualms about single mothers, with some two-thirds or 64 percent saying single women having children without a partner is a bad thing for society. More men 68 percent felt that way, compared to 59 percent of women. The survey found broad gender gaps in opinion on many issues related to how and when to have children. One example: At a time when the can-you-have-it-all debate rages for working mothers, women were more apt than men to say having children has negatively impacted their career. And this was true especially among mothers who waited until age 30 or older to have children. Fully 47 percent of those mothers said having a child had a negative impact on their careers. Of women overall, 32 percent of mothers reported a negative effect, compared with 10 percent of men. For Everson, who lives in a suburb of Minneapolis and is now 44, being the only parent means daily responsibilities that naturally suck up some of the time she used to spend on her career as a financial consultant.

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Olathe, Kan., the sister of the 2009 champion and one of the favorites. She paused while pretending to write the word on her hand, a common technique among spellers. But she got it right and advanced to the finals. CABOTINAGE behavior befitting a second-rate actor. There was no acting from Eva Kitlen, 14, of Niwot, Colo., who struggled with this word, breathing quickly into the microphone, before getting it wrong. Can I maybe get a different word? she asked. I hope you get a different word, pronouncer Jacques Bailly responded. She did not. TENERAMENTE a musical direction meaning tenderly. Grace Remmer, 14, of Jacksonville, Fla., who plays violin, chuckled with relief after being asked to spell this word, which helped propel her to the finals. She still asked Bailly to use it in a sentence, which turned out to be a gem: The piano teacher repeatedly encouraged the Incredible Hulk to try to play the lullaby teneramente. OLEACRANON the clinical term for the funny Associated Press bone. 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But she sees it as more of a tem- attorneys office announcing the criminal filing said there were porary career setback, and feels shes already getting back on two explosions. track with her toddler now over age 2. Soon, she says, Ill be Prosecutors allege Barnes placed dry ice in two water getting back on my A-game. bottles and locked one inside the vending cart. When a coFor Joyce Chen, a hospital occupational therapist in San worker came to take over the cart, Barnes opened the cart and Francisco, its a question of what kind of career she wants to one bottle exploded, Emami said in the statement. have. Chen, 41 and also a single mother, is happy to have work Barnes then took the second bottle from the cart and walked that she not only enjoys, but that she can balance easily with through Toontown, placed it in a trash can and left the area, caring for her 10-year-old daughter. Ive been blessed, she according to the statement. The bottle exploded a short time says. I have a decent income. I dont feel like I need to climb later after a janitor removed the trash bag and put it on the the ladder. I enjoy what I do, but I can leave it at the end of the ground. day and not think about it. No one was injured in the blasts, although several bystandChen also credits a strong community of friends from ers reported ringing in their ears, prosecutors said. church for helping make her family work. That community Barnes has cooperated with investigators and told them the has helped me raise my daughter, she says. She hopes to get blast was an isolated incident with results he did not expect, married one day if the right situation comes along. said Anaheim police Sgt. Bob Dunn, who did not elaborate. But Chen feels that a single mom can do just as good a job Barnes father Raymond Barnes said he did not know of raising a child as two parents can. Overall, the poll found exactly what happened but thought his son was just silly, not decidedly mixed results on that question: Thirty percent of thinking and messing around with dry ice without realizing respondents said yes, 27 percent said no, and 43 percent said the severity of what might occur. it depends. Whatever it was, there was nothing sinister about it, At 26, Jacqueline Encinias is at a much less established Barnes told KCBS-TV on Wednesday. Hes a good kid. Never point in her career. A married mother of a month-old baby in been in any trouble. Albuquerque, N.M., she aims to go back to school to study Calls to the address Barnes shares with his father rang accounting. For now, though, she says shes just looking for unanswered Wednesday and Thursday. something to get me by. Encinias says that she would probDry-ice bombs are easy to make, and on a much smaller ably not have made the choice to be a mother alone. scale, are sometimes used as classroom chemistry demonstraI wouldnt want my child to grow up with just one parent, tions, said John Goodpaster, an explosives expert at the Purdue she says. If other people want to do it, its OK, but its not for School of Science at Indiana University-Purdue University me. Support of a partner is crucial to her, she says. (Finding Indianapolis. the right person to parent with was a key factor in the decision The size of the explosion, however, can vary greatly to have a child, the poll found, cited by both current parents and non-parents.) Shermeka Austin, a 23-year-old student in Warren, Mich., feels the same way. That would not be a choice for me, being six percent each year. But the a single parent, Austin says. She hopes to get married and (Continued from page 1) Senates plan would change have children one day, but first, she says, she wants to focus on We believe we can add that cap to 6.25 percent in the her goal of opening her own bakery. Once she achieves that, shed be happy to make sacrifices in order to have kids. In the to that in a meaningful way first year of the budget, and poll, about three-quarters (76 percent) of women without chil- to provide real opportunities a 10.5 percent in the second dren said that it was important for them to reach certain career for change and innovation year. in our local public schools, State Sen. Chris Widener, goals before they start a family. While 42 percent of unmarried women said they would said Sen. Randy Gardner, a a Springfield Republican, said senators found that by consider single parenthood, compared with 24 percent of men, Bowling Green Republican. Under the House version using higher caps, they could answers varied greatly as to the ways theyd consider going about it. Thirty-seven percent of women said theyd consider of the budget, district funding equalize even more dollars to adopting solo (compared to 19 percent of men), about a third increases would be capped to all districts. of women 31 percent said theyd consider freezing their eggs, and 27 percent would be willing to use artificial insemination and donor sperm. Stacey Ehlinder, a 28-year-old event planner in Denver, (Continued from page 1) says she would consider some of those options at some point if necessary though shes currently in a relationship headed I would like to get in a full-time department somewhere, towards marriage. She says shes surprised by the high percentage of poll respondents who had doubts about single even if its not Delphos, Id still like to be a volunteer here, mothers. It just seems like these days there are so many more she said. Eventually, I want to get my paramedic and hopefully get on Lifeflight one day. definitions of a family, she says. I like the challenges that come along with this, she Ehlinder is confident that if she does have children, shell be able to balance career and motherhood. In my industry, continued. If theres anyone out there who doesnt have the and in companies Ive worked for, Ive seen flexibility given motivation to pursue their dreams, Id just like to tell them to to mothers, she says. It makes me feel confident that I could hang in there and give it time. Everything happens when its supposed to. juggle things and be the mother I want to be. Maas is a St. Johns graduate and is the daughter of Kim Many respondents, in interviews, said that while the optimal situation for raising kids is two parents, theres no pre- and Larry Maas.

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