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Thursday, July 11, 2013
50 daily Delphos, Ohio
Telling The Tri-Countys Story Since 1869
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Obituaries 2
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Too wet to farm
Staff Writer
DELPHOS Since the
beginning of July, Van Wert,
Allen and Putnam counties
have seen much higher than
average rainfall totals which
has made it nearly impos-
sible for farmers to harvest
their winter wheat.
Van Wert County OSU-
Extension Educator Dr.
Curtis Young reports the
winter wheat is ready to
be harvested and the big-
gest concern for the farmers
is getting into the fields.
Running huge equipment
into the saturated fields will
be a challenge.
Farmers risk damaging
the soils by creating ruts and
compacting soils, Young
explained. Also, because
the seed heads are so ripe,
the grains are falling out
ground shatter a condi-
tion that will decrease the
farmers yields.
In addition, Young said
farmers will have to navi-
gate their combines through
fields and not smack the
kernels out with the reel on
the machinery.
Young said the weather
forecast for the next few
days into the weekend looks
to be drier than in the recent
past. He anticipates a lot
of action (harvesting) this
Yields have the potential
to be very respectable since
the grain matured naturally
and filled in properly this
year, he said. Test weights
are holding good as long as
there is no cycling of wet/
dry weather.
Another concern for
wheat crop is a fungus
called Head Scab (vomi-
toxin), produced by fungi
(molds) growing on grain or
grain products.
Vomitoxin is a stable
toxin that has ill effects on
livestock predominantly
swine if it is present in
feeds, Young said.
Allen County Farm
Service Agency Executive
Director David P. Nusbaum
reports that there is little
wheat off in his county since
farmers cannot get into their
There are concerns for
the fungus vomitoxin since
it lowers the quality of the
grade and in turn, decreases
the crop values quite a bit,
Nusbaum stated.
Nusbaum said another
important consideration
is crop insurance for such
Farmers should contact
their local crop insurance
agent, he said. They will
need a record from the grain
elevator to make a claim
should they take a loss.
Putnam County OSU
Extension Educator James
Hoorman said the county
has seen a scattered mix of
rainfall totals occurring over
10 of the last 16 days.
Miller City did not
get much rain and Findlay
received up to 4 1/2 inches,
Hoorman reported.
Winter wheat, water
standing in fields
Cheerleaders set
chicken BBQ
St. Johns High School
cheerleaders are selling tick-
ets for their fourth annual
chicken BBQ on July 18.
Dinners include a pork
chop or half-chicken with
corn, baked potato and roll.
Tickets are $7 per dinner.
Pick up for all pre-sold
tickets will be from 4-6:30
p.m. in the east parking lot
at St. Johns High School.
All proceeds from
the BBQ will go back
to the cheerleaders.
Contact any cheerleader or
Tricia Patton at 419-303-5376.
Tickets will be
sold until Friday.
Library to
host mobile
computer lab
The Delphos Public
Library will host the
State Library of Ohios
Mobile Technology
Training Center from
July 30 through Aug. 5.
The Mobile Technology
Training Center is a 35-foot
bus equipped with 10
networked PCs, a digital
projector, a networked
printer and wireless Internet
through the librarys router.
The computer systems run
Windows 7 Professional
with Microsoft Office 2010.
All classes are free and
taught in a casual, friendly,
no-pressure environment.
Stop by or call the library
for more information or to
register. Space is limited to
10 individuals per class.
Call the library at 419-
695-4015 for more details.
High winds in excess
of 50 mph and rain
moved through Delphos
Wednesday afternoon,
blowing down a huge
Maple tree on Sixth Street
which fell on top of power
lines running between
Franklin and Washington
streets. Tension on the
wires snapped two
power poles in half (one
of poles at right) and the
tree landed on top of a
vehicle (above). Delphos
Police and Firefighters
arrived on the scene to
block and direct traffic
away from the hazardous
area. (Delphos Herald/
Stephanie Groves)
High winds
down trees,
power lines
See WET, page 4
Storm brings up leak at library;
new teen area approved
Staff Writer
DELPHOS The board of trustees
of the Delphos Public Library met for its
monthly meeting Wednesday afternoon.
The strong storms that rolled through
the area allowed Director Kelly Rist to
address the re-emergence of the leak in the
foundation of the main building.
Youll remember we repaired part of
the foundation a while back. Its held up
until now but on the bright side we know
where its coming from, she said. The
leak is in the southwest corner of the
boiler room; I was able to see it. It will be
taken care of but Im not sure how much
it will cost.
Im also planning to put in for a grant
for a back-up generator, which weve
talked about previously.
Rist announced the continuing suc-
cess of the Summer Reading Program, of
which two weeks remain. Also, plans are
being made for a teen group section in the
library for young adult readers.
Ive been told we have a bigger group
of teen readers at the library than ever
before, Rist said. Weve sat down with
some of them and asked them what they
would like to see and weve decided it
would be a good idea to have an area
closed off and have a staff member there
who is geared towards teens. Theyre
very excited about having an area of their
Rist shared some statistics with the
board on the Delphos librarys standing
out of 251 libraries around Ohio as far as
cost per circulation and operating revenue.
With cost per circulation at $1.96, the
Delphos library is 17th in the state, with
Dr. Earl S. Sloan Library coming in last
with $33.84. Total operating revenue is at
$430,861, which puts the Delphos library
at 177th out of 251.
I think it really says a lot when you
rank 17th for cost per circulation and
177th for total revenue, Rist said.
In other news, plans have been made
for the librarys Canal Days tent, which
will be open between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
on Saturday in front of the post office.
This years theme is magic. Well be
doing the learning portion so well have
some experiments set up and well tie
those into books, Rist said.
The next meeting will begin at 4 p.m.
Aug. 14 in The First Edition Building.
Hellman Wrasman
Information submitted
Two Delphos natives are celebrating Jubilees as Sisters of
Notre Dame this month.
Sr. Mary Cyrilla Hellman, a daughter of St. John Parish,
Delphos, is observing her 70th Jubilee.
Sr. Mary Gail Wrasman, also a daughter of St. John Parish,
is celebrating her 50th Jubilee.
During her teaching career, Sr. Mary Cyrilla taught at
five Catholic schools in Toledo, Immaculate Conception
in Bellevue, St. Joseph School in Monroeville and St. Paul
School in Norwalk.
Sisters of Notre Dame
celebrate Jubilees
See JUBILEE, page 4
After 16-year run, lineup announced for fnal TabFest
DHI Correspondent
MENDON Tabfest Charity
Music Festival will be returning to
Mendon July 26-27 for the very last
time after a 16-year run. This annual
festival plans to go out with a fantastic
event featuring a full-musical lineup.
After doing this for 16 years, rais-
ing more than $40,000 and close to
10,000 pounds of aluminum can tabs
for charity, we have decided to go out
with a bang with one last great event,
said Tabfest founder Curt Albers. We
have another great lineup of bands and
we hope our long-time supporters will
join us to write the final chapter in the
Tabfest story and put an exclamation
point on our long-time commitment to
supporting local charities.
Tabfest is an annual charity concert
campout that has become one of the
largest and best-known music festivals
of its kind within the region.
This years musical lineup will
include the much-expected eclectic
mix of classic rock, Blues, Jazz, coun-
try, folk, funk, jam and Bluegrass
Special performers will include
Freekbass, The One-Eyed Show,
The Spikedrivers, The Recipe, Mike
Perkins, Aliver Hall, Purple Overcoat,
Petey and the Diners, Fox Valley
Harvest, Skilless Villains, Mike
Switzer, Steve Snethkamp, Ryan
Fox, Aaron Cooper, and others to be
announced at a later time.
The festival will begin on Friday
and will feature event co-founders
and St. Marys own, The One-
Eyed Show, and long-time Tabfest
favorite, Mike Perkins. Funk king
Freekbass will lead the bill on
Saturday, along with The Recipe
from West Virginia and The Spike
Drivers from Columbus.
The One-Eyed Show
See TABFEST, page 4
Jefferson slates JH FB
Jefferson has slated a junior
high football meeting for 5
p.m. Wednesday in the high
school weight room. Players
are parents are to attend.
Midget FB sign-ups set
Sign-ups for the Delphos
Midget Football Association
will run from 6-7 p.m. Aug.
5 at the Stadium Park shelter-
house. This is for anyone ages
9-12 years old not currently on
a team. You must be 9 by or on
Sept. 1 and no older than 12.
Try-outs will be from 6-7
p.m. Aug. 12-13 near Diamond
4. Contact Ron Ebbeskotte at
(419) 692-7191 with any ques-
Annual Soccer Camp this
weekend, next
The fourth annual Youth
Soccer Camp will be held
9-11 a,m. Saturday and July
20 at the Delphos Annex.
Registration is 8:15-8:45 a.m.;
cost is $25 and includes a
T-shirt. Any questions, e-mail or
call Kristy Hasenkamp (567-
ACME District post-
The Jefferson ACME
District baseball game ver-
sus Coldwater was post-
poned to 6 p.m. today (at
St. Henry) due to weather.
2 The Herald Thursday, July 11, 2013
For The Record
The Delphos Herald wants
to correct published errors in
its news, sports and feature
articles. To inform the news-
room of a mistake in published
information, call the editorial
department at 419-695-0015.
Corrections will be published
on this page.
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Answers to Wednesdays questions:
The eyes on the face of the Man in the Moon are created
by the Sea of Showers and the Sea of Serenity on the lunar
surface. The Sea of Showers is the left eye and the Sea of
Serenity, the right.
The five celebrity cohosts of the daytime TV talk
show The View when it first aired were Barbara Walters,
Joy Behar, Meredith Viera, Star Jones and Debbie
Matenopoulos, with Walters and Behar initially alternat-
ing appearances.
Todays questions:
What would you be served if you ordered pastillus
botello fartum from a menu written in Latin?
What is the fastest speed any human has ever traveled?
Answers in Fridays Herald.
Rev. Donald E Hurley
March 20, 1927
July 10, 2013
Rev. Donald E. Hurley, 86,
of Cridersville and formerly
of Wapakoneta, died at 4:07
a.m. Wednesday at Otterbein-
Cridersville Retirement
He was born March 20,
1927, in Spencerville to Roy
and Della Orchid Hurley, who
preceded him in death.
On May 14, 1947, he mar-
ried Betty June Richardson,
who also predceded him in
death on October 31, 2011.
Rev. Hurley was a retired
minister, tradesman and
mechanic. He was a U.S.
Navy Veteran serving dur-
ing World War II and was a
member of the Navy SeaBees.
Don enjoyed woodworking
and making birdhouses, gar-
dening, making his own beer
and dandelion wine and old
Turner Classic movies. He
was a self-taught Jack of all
trades, taking apart machines
and putting them back togeth-
er, could wire anything and
was interested in everything.
He also drove truck for Pepsi
Survivors include three
sons, Donald E. (Cheryl)
Hurley, Jr. of Sevierville,
Tenn., John W. (Lorraine)
Hurley of Spencerville and
Dwight D. (Edna) Hurley
of VA; a daughter, Cheryl
A. (Michael) Teets of Erie,
Mich.; 10 grandchildren and
15 great grandchildren.
Memorial services will
begin 10 a.m. Saturday
at Bayliff and Son Funeral
Home, Cridersville, with Rev.
Rick Lamb officiating. Burial
will follow at Spencerville
Cemetery. Military rites will
be observed by V.F.W. Post of
6772 of Spencerville.
The family will receive
friends from 4 7 p.m. Friday
at Bayliff & Son Funeral
Home, Cridersville.
Memorial contributions
may be made to the American
Red Cross.
Condolences may be shared
James A. Jim Illig
Oct. 31, 1928-July 9, 2013
James A. Jim Illig, 84,
passed away at 8:54 a.m.
Tuesday at The Ohio State
University Medical Center in
He was born October 31,
1928, in Ebensburg, Pa., to
A.J. and Della (Byrne) Illig,
who preceded him in death.
On October 24, 1953, he
married the love of his life
Lucille Kahle at St. Rose
Catholic Church in Lima. She
survives in Landeck.
Jim worked at Sealtest and
Pride of Lima before start-
ing up I & K Distributors,
Delphos in 1966. He grew
this business into a multi-
state food processing and
distribution company by the
time he retired. He was active
in the Landeck community in
many ways. He started the
Landeck Boy Scout Troop
in 1963 and led the troop for
several years. He co-chaired
the Landeck Centennial
Celebration in 1973. He loved
fishing, hunting and playing
pinochle. He was a mem-
ber of St. Johns the Baptist
Catholic Church, Landeck.
He was a U.S. Army Veteran
who served during the Korean
Conflict from January 4,
1951, to December 11, 1952.
He was a life member of the
American Legion Post 268
of Delphos, Delphos VFW
Post 3035, Eagles Post 471
of Delphos and the Knights
of Columbus, Lima, and just
celebrated 50-year member-
ship in the CK of O now
the Foresters. His most trea-
sured memories were the Illig
family gatherings around the
kitchen table and his visits to
Also surviving are six
sons, Mark (Barbara) Illig
of Asheboro, N.C., Thomas
(Anne) Illig of Macedonia,
Ohio, Donald (Chris) Illig of
Seville, Ohio, Paul (Maria)
Illig of Lima, Steven (Donna)
Illig of Landeck and David
(Erika) Illig of Delphos;
three daughters, Doris Sadik
of Palatine, Ill., Mary Lou
(Carl) Weber of Ada, Ohio,
and Karen (Kevin) Buettner
of Ottoville; 30 grandchil-
dren; two great-grandchildren
and two brothers, Robert Illig
of California and Leonard
Illig of Tiffin, Ohio.
He was also preceded
in death by two brothers,
Ronald Illig and Francis Illig;
and four sisters, Rita McCoy,
Betty Switzler, Jean Welker
and Nancy Lauer.
A Mass of Christian Burial
will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday
at St. John the Baptist
Catholic Church, 14755
Landeck Road, Landeck,
with Rev. Dave Reinhart offi-
ciating. Burial will be in the
church cemetery.
Friends may call from
2-8 p.m. Friday at Harter &
Schier Funeral Home, 209 W.
Third St., Delphos, where a
parish wake service will be
held at 7:30 p.m. on Friday at
the funeral home.
Memorial contributions
may be made to The Delphos
Visiting Nurses or The
Landeck Community Fund.
Condolences may be
expressed at www.hanson-
Putnam and Allen Counties
release fatal crash reports
Information submitted
The Lima-Allen County
Safe Community Coalition
reports there were no fatal traf-
fic crashes on Allen County
roadways during the month
of June. So far this year, there
have been two fatal crashes,
resulting in two fatalities.
During the same six-month
period last year there were
three traffic fatalities; how-
ever, in all of 2012, there were
a total of seven fatal crashes,
resulting in seven fatalities.
According to the National
Highway Traffic Safety
Administration, each traf-
fic fatality has a comprehen-
sive cost of $3,366,388. Total
comprehensive costs for 2013
Allen County fatal crashes is
The Putnam County Safe
Communities program reports
that for the months of April
1, 2013 to June 30, 2013
there were no traffic deaths in
Putnam County.
The fatality cost in Putnam
County for April 2013 to July
2013 was $ 0.
Mike Klear, Putnam
County Safe Communities
said, Please help prevent
deaths in 2013.
As of July 9, the state of
Ohio preliminary data from
the Traffic Statistics section
shows 406 confirmed fatalities
in 2013 as compared to 576
for the same period in 2012.
A decrease of 170 deaths from
this time last year. Locally,
Putnam County has had zero
traffic deaths to date, which is
one less than last year at this
You can find provisional
fatality information along with
other resources on the Ohio
Department of Public Safety
website at: www.publicsafety.
It is up to each of us in
Putnam County to be smart
and to buckle up, not drink and
drive and be aware, not dis-
tracted while you are driving
on our roadways, Klear said.
The Putnam County Safe
Communities Coalition is ded-
icated to keeping our county
roads safe so we dont have
to grieve over someone in our
county. Please be safe when
walking, biking or driving a
car, truck, SUV or motorcycle.
The Safe Communities
program was developed
through the Ohio Department
of Public Safety to estab-
lish and/or expand commu-
nity partnerships to create
safer, healthier communities
throughout Ohio.
For more information about
the Economic Impact of Motor
Vehicle Crashes or the Putnam
County Safe Communities
Coalition, feel free to contact
Klear at the Putnam County
Educational Service Center.
Corn $6.59
Wheat $6.54
Soybeans $15.93
Electronic table
stolen from vehicle
At 3:55 p.m. Sunday, Delphos
Police were called to the 900
block of North Main Street in
reference to a theft from a motor
vehicle in that area.
Upon officers speaking with
the victim, it was found some-
time in the overnight hours, some-
one had gained entry into the
unlocked vehicle and taken an
electronic table from inside.
Car theft victim
hears location of
vehicle on scanner
At 1:24 p.m. Sunday, Delphos
Police were called to the 400
block of South Clay Street in ref-
erence to a motor vehicle parked
at a residence in that area that did
not belong to the homeowner.
Upon officers arrival, the
homeowner stated that the vehi-
cle arrived within the past few
hours and they had no idea who it
belonged to. While officers were
speaking with the homeowner,
the owner of the vehicle arrived.
He stated that when he returned
home a short time before, he
noticed the vehicle was missing
from his residence and had no
idea who had taken it. He said
he overheard the police call on
the scanner and knew where to
come to.
Bicycle missing from
At 4:23 p.m. Sunday, Delphos
Police were called to the 200
block of West Clime Street in
reference to a theft report.
Upon officers arrival, the vic-
tim stated someone had taken
a bicycle from outside of the
The following individuals appeared Wednesday before
Judge Charles Steele in Van Wert County Common Pleas
Changes of pleas
Dale Wright, Jr., 21, Van Wert, changed his plea to guilty on
a charge of illegal conveyance of a deadly weapon in a school
safety zone, a felony of the fifth degree.
The court ordered a pre-sentence investigation and set sen-
tencing for Aug. 21.
Paula Wilder, 58, Van Wert, changed her plea to guilty to a
charge of endangering children, a felony of the third degree.
She was originally charged with endangering children, a felony
of the second degree, which was reduced for her plea.
The court ordered a pre-sentence investigation and set sen-
tencing for July 31.
Bond violation
Matthew Parr, 20, Van Wert, admitted to bond violation by
not giving his proper address to his probation officer.
He was re-released on a surety bond with the condition that
he not enter 103 Daniel St., Van Wert, for any reason.
Probation violations
Kelsey Frye, 22, Rockford, denied that he violated his
probation for failing to report to probation and failing to report
his address. He was ordered to be held in jail until a hearing
is scheduled.
James Vinson, 43, Van Wert, admitted to violating his pro-
bation by leaving the state of Ohio without permission.
He was ordered to serve his suspended time of 12 months in
each of three cases, concurrently.
He was given credit for 214 days served.
Desma Chesbro, 21, Van Wert, denied violating her proba-
tion by failing to attend a class as Westwood. She was ordered
to be held in jail until a hearing is held.
Terry Warren, Jr., 26, Van Wert, was sentenced for posses-
sion of drugs, a felony of the fifth degree.
The sentence was six months in prison with credit for 36
days. He was also ordered to pay court costs.
Jerad Caldwell, 26, Van Wert, was sentenced for possession
of drugs, a felony of the fifth degree, and for violating his pro-
bation in a prior case.
The sentence was 12 months prison in the prior case and
nine months in prison in the new case to be served consecu-
tively. He was given credit for 145 days served. He was also
ordered to pay court costs.
One Year Ago
Around lunch time Tuesday, the Allis-Chambers Tractor Ride
caravan came through town to have lunch before heading out of
town to Wapakoneta. Delphos residents Fred Calvelage and Dick
Heitz were among the riders. It started in Grand Rapids, Mich.,
and well finish up in Plain City for the national show, Calvelage
said. Dick and I just joined them when they passed by the Van
Del Drive-In.
25 Years Ago 1988
Ottoville Jaycees held their annual fishing derby recently at
Woldies Lake, Ottoville. Event chairman was Jim Gerdeman.
Winners were Jaime Knippen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Virgil
Knippen; Suzanne Byrne, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Terry Byrne;
Marie Hilvers, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hilvers and Sean
and Krystal Hess, children of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Schlotterbeck.
Mayor Harold Wieging, Safety Director Roger A. Hazen
and Rick Schuck, superintendent of the water department, have
declared a water emergency within the city of Delphos. Although
it rained hard for a few minutes in some locations in Ohio Sunday
evening, rainfall did little to resolve the drought conditions that
have plagued the state for several weeks.
The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation and Nationwide Insurance
companies are providing sponsorship for local 4-H members
Kelly Meyer and Sharon Yarnell to participate in the 1988 state
4-H leadership camp. Meyer, daughter of Don and Kay Meyer
of Fort Jennings, has been active in 4-H for nine years. Yarnell is
the daughter of Wayne and Betty Yarnell of Continental. She is a
10-year 4-H member and is currently enrolled in the Miller City
Green Promise 4-H Club.
50 Years Ago 1963
The program at Rotary Wednesday at NuMaudes Restaurant
was conducted by John A. Metzner and Louis Scherger, who
reported on attendance at the Rotary International convention
recently held in St. Louis, Mo. They told of the many items of
business that were transacted for the Rotary International and of
the various social activities which had been prepared by St. Louis
Beulah Jacobs was hostess to the members of the Ladies
Aid of the Christian Union Church Wednesday afternoon at a
meeting held in the church basement. The meeting was opened
with a song and prayer by Emily Rupert. Theola Wilcox was in
charge of devotions. The session was closed with a prayer by
Flora Spring.
Mrs. Steve Eickholt entertained the members of the Charity
Workers Club Wednesday in her home of West Second Street.
The evening was spent playing 500, with first prize being award-
ed to Mrs. Albert Laudick, and traveling prizes to Mrs. Carl Maas
and Mrs. Gregory Wiechart.
Associated Press
TODAY: Mostly sunny.
Highs around 80. North
winds 5 to 10 mph.
TONIGHT: Clear. Lows
in the upper 50s. Northeast
winds around 10 mph.
FRIDAY: Mostly sunny.
Highs around 80. Northeast
winds 5 to 10 mph.
Lows in the upper 50s. East
winds 5 to 10 mph.
NIGHT: Mostly clear. Highs
in the mid 80s. Lows in the
mid 60s.
Teen fails to yield after
stopping, causing crash
A Delphos teen was cited for
failure to yield after stopping fol-
lowing a two-vehicle accident at
the intersection of West Fourth
and North Jefferson streets.
Dale Gerdeman, 55, of
Delphos was traveling westbound
on West Fourth Street when a
vehicle driven northbound on
North Jefferson by Jacob McEroy,
19, of Delphos stopped at the
posted stop sign on Jefferson
Street and then proceeded into
the intersection, striking the
Gerdeman vehicle.
No injuries were reported.
A boy was born July 8 to
Danielle and Walter Cockerell
of Elida.
A girl was born July 9 to
Bethany Maas and Aaron
Hibbard of Fort Jennings.
A girl was born July 9 to
Nicole and Nathan Tobe of
These Ohio lotteries were drawn
Classic Lotto
25-39-40-45-47-49, Kicker:
(twenty-five, thirty-nine, forty,
forty-five, forty-seven, forty-
nine; Kicker: eight, four, six, five,
seven, nine)
Estimated jackpot: $40.2 mil-
Mega Millions
Estimated jackpot: $13 million
Pick 3 Evening
(seven, two, eight)
Pick 3 Midday
(eight, five, zero)
Pick 4 Evening
(five, three, five, six)
Pick 4 Midday
(three, four, nine, three)
Pick 5 Evening
(five, seven, eight, four, eight)
Pick 5 Midday
(six, four, six, zero, zero)
30-31-45-55-59, Powerball:
(thirty, thirty-one, forty-five,
fifty-five, fifty-nine; Powerball:
Rolling Cash 5
(thirteen, eighteen, twenty-six,
twenty-seven, thirty)
Estimated jackpot: $197,000
In the story about 101-year-
old Bernice Dupler in the July
3 edition of The Delphos
Herald, the average take-
home pay was only $1,260
per year, not monthly.
New Image Salon
Youll look
brand new
Next to Alco in Delphos
Open Mon.-Fri. 10-8;
Sat. 10-6; Sun. 11-4
Thursday, July 11, 2013 The Herald 3
Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program
volunteer training to start soon
Information submitted
The Area Agency on
Agings Long-Term Care
Ombudsman Program
serves the elderly popula-
tion receiving long-term
care. This includes resi-
dents of nursing homes,
assisted living facilities
and some in-home care.
An Ombudsman vis-
its residents; learns their
needs, desires and prob-
lems; and advocates for
the rights of these resi-
The agency covers seven
counties: Allen, Auglaize,
Hancock, Hardin, Mercer,
Putnam and Van Wert.
Volunteers are needed in
each county to service this
vulnerable population.
Training sessions will
be starting soon to certify
volunteers as Ombudsman
Associates. Volunteers
who pass a background
check will receive free
training and the support
needed to be effective
in this role. To register
for this training, or for
more information, please
contact Heidi Pence,
Volunteer Coordinator, by
or by phone at 419-222-
0563 or 1-800-653-7778.
Michael W. Smith tickets now available
Information submitted
Tickets for the Oct. 5 Michael W. Smith
concert, presented by Van Wert Federal, are
now available at the Niswonger Performing
Arts Center of Northwest Ohio.
Grand Series and Select Series tickets
were released last week and now the public
is invited to purchase single tickets to this
concert featuring one of Christian and Adult
Contemporary Musics biggest stars.
Michael W. Smith is a multi-Grammy and
Dove Award-winning artist who took the
music world by storm in 1991 when Place
in this World hit number six on the Billboard
Hot 100. He has sold over 13 million albums
and recorded 29 number one hit songs, 14
gold albums and five platinum albums. He
tours the world, selling out concerts every-
where he goes. The Niswonger, along with
Van Wert Federal Savings Bank, Dark Horse
Productions, WTLW 44, WTGN 97.7, Willow
Bend Country Club, The Hubbard Company
and Cakecrazy, is proud and pleased to pres-
ent Michael W. Smith in concert.
Tickets may be purchased now by stopping
by or calling the box office (419-238-6722)
or on-line at Lines may
be busy, so keep trying. Box office hours are
12-4 p.m. but tickets may be purchased 24/7
The Niswonger Performing Arts Center of
Northwest Ohio is located at 10700 SR 118
South in Van Wert.
Allen Co. Board of Developmental
Disabilities to host provider fair
Information submitted
LIMA - The Allen County Board of Developmental
Disabilities (ACBDD) will be hosting a Provider Fair from
4:30 - 7 p.m. July 18 at the Marimor School Gymnasium,
located at 2550 Ada Rd., Lima. This event will allow indi-
viduals and their families the opportunity to research various
options available to them in the Allen County area.
Representatives from a wide variety of agencies will be in
attendance to provide valuable information regarding the ser-
vices they can provide to individuals with disabilities. These
groups will include agencies and individuals that provide
residential, community, transportation and day waiver services.
This event is free and open to the public.
For more information regarding the Provider Fair, please
contact Theresa Schnipke at 419-221-1385 ext. 1321.
The Allen County Board of Developmental Disabilities
provides services to more than 800 individuals with disabili-
ties and their families in Allen County. It is the organizations
mission to partner with eligible individuals and their families
to assure the availability of the services and support needed
to participate within their community as they choose. The
driving forces behind these efforts are the agencys volunteer
board members, as well as staff, families, Marimor Industries,
Marimor School, Help Me Grow, other affiliated agencies,
advocates and the individuals served by the organization.
Administrative offices are located at 2500 Ada Road, Lima.
Additional information can be found at
E - The Environmental
Dear EarthTalk: Is there a link
between the recent spread of mosquito-
borne diseases around the world and
environmental pollution?
Meg Ross, Lantana, FL
If by pollution you mean greenhouse
gas emissions, then definitely yes.
According to Maria Diuk-Wasser at the
Yale School of Public Health, the onset
of human-induced global warming is
likely to increase the infection rates of
mosquito-borne diseases like malaria,
dengue fever and West Nile virus by cre-
ating more mosquito-friendly habitats.
The direct effects of temperature
increase are an increase in immature
mosquito development, virus develop-
ment and mosquito biting rates, which
increase contact rates (biting) with
humans, she reports.

To wit, the U.S. Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention (CDC) reported
a record number of West Nile virus
infections in the continental U.S. in
2012 with some 5,674 documented cases
including 286 deaths. The virus uses
insects as hosts where they reproduce
and then are transmitted to humans via
mosquito bites; it can also be transmitted
via blood transfusions, organ transplants
and breast feeding.
While its still far less common, U.S.
cases of mosquito-borne dengue fever
also known as breakbone fever for the
feeling it gives its victimsrose by 70
percent in 2012 as compared with 2011.
The CDC reports 357 cases of dengue
fever in the continental U.S. in 2012,
up from 251 in 2011. The majority, 104,
was in Florida, but New York had 64
and California 35. Most of the infections
were imported on people travelling to
the U.S.Puerto Rico played host to
4,450 dengue fever cases in 2012, up
from only 1,507 in 2011. But some of
the cases in Florida likely came from
mosquito bites there. The virus behind
dengue fever thrives in tropical and sub-
tropical environments. The increased
warming predicted for the southern U.S.
along with increased flooding means
dengue fever will no doubt be spread-
ing north on the backs of mosquitoes
into U.S. states that never thought they
would have to deal with such exotic
West Nile and dengue fever arent
the only mosquito-borne diseases on
U.S. public health officials radar.
Chikungunya, which hitches a ride on
the ever expanding Asian tiger mosquito
and can cause high fever, fatigue, head-
ache, nausea, muscle and joint pain, and
a nasty rash in humans, comes from
tropical Africa and Asia. But cases have
started appearing in Western Europe
in recent years and are expected to
make it to the U.S. East Coast at any-
time. Likewise, Rift Valley fever, which
brings with it fever, muscle pain, dizzi-
ness, vision loss and even encephalitis,
was limited to Kenya only a decade ago
but today has spread across the entire
African continent and is expected to
make an appearance in Europe and the
U.S. soon.
While researchers are hard at work
to find vaccines against these dis-
eases, concerned Americans can take
some basic precautions to minimize
their chances of getting mosquito
bites. Keep screens on all the win-
dows and doors in the house that can
open. Outside, wear long pants and
long-sleeved shirts when possible and
cover up with an insect repellentthe
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
(EPA) says only those formulations
containing the chemical DEET have
been proven effective but there are
plenty of all natural alternatives out
there. In the meantime, our best defense
against these diseases may be keeping
our carbon footprints down, as the less
global warming we cause, the less well
have to deal with an onslaught of tropi-
cal mosquito-borne diseases.
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the onset of human-induced global warming is likely to increase the infec-
tion rates of mosquito-borne diseases like malaria, dengue fever and West
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Memorial Antique
Tractor Tour set
Information submitted
Saturday, Aug. 3, the Van
Wert County Historical
Society, Kennedy-Kuhn
Inc. and the Scott Equity
Exchange are sponsor-
ing the Jon Amundson
Crossroads of America
Memorial Antique Tractor
Tour VII. This is a trac-
tor ride for all models of
pre-1970, rubber-t i red
tractors, able to maintain
eight mph while touring
southern Van Wert County
and northern Mercer
County. The 38-mile tour
will include visiting the
Harley-Davidson Museum
in Mendon, water stops
and a lunch stop.
The fee for tractor driv-
ers is $15. Wagon riders
are $8 which includes the
lunch. Registration dead-
line is Wednesday. For
additional information,
call Larry Webb at (419)
203-5779. Registration
fees should be made out
to the Van Wert County
Historical Society and
mailed to Webb, 6831 John
Brown Road, Van Wert,
OH 45891.
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Farmers struggling with wheat harvest
Ag Educator
Putnam County
With rain occurring in 10 of
the last 16 days, wheat harvest
is progressing slowly this year.
With nearly perfect conditions for
wheat growing (cool temperatures,
plenty of moisture, low disease),
wheat yields and wheat quality
were expected to be outstanding.
However, wheat is being lost in
the field and the quality is quickly
declining. With high humidity and
continued rain, the wheat is starting
to sprout or even drop out of the
heads, causing both a decrease in
quality and in yield.
Last year, due to the drought and
high temperatures, most wheat was
harvested by July 1. This year, the
good growing conditions had farm-
ers hoping for 85 to 100 bushel
wheat, but now the rain is making it
difficult to harvest. Most wheat was
planted late last year, so the wheat
stalks are shorter than normal which
will also reduce straw production.
Wheat straw is in short supply, so
farmers may be able to get higher
prices for straw if they can get both
the wheat for grain and the straw
harvested on time.
Ed Lentz, Hancock Extension
Educator, advises farmers to try
to get the wheat harvest as soon
as possible and before Monday.
Generally, grain elevators do not
accept sprouted wheat due to qual-
ity and storage issues. If you have
livestock, sprouted wheat may be
fed but it heats up fast and spoils
Rutgers University says: Where
large amounts of rain fall, getting
combines into the field may be dif-
ficult. Where fields are passable,
grain may be mature but high in
moisture. It is important to get
wheat out of the field quickly after
the kernels have matured to avoid
loss of yield, reduced quality and
ultimately sprouting in the heads.
Combines operate most efficiently
and with less kernel damage when
grain moisture is between 13-20
percent. If wheat is harvested much
above 14 percent it needs to be
dried relatively quickly to prevent
sprouting in storage. Wheat is hard-
er to dry than corn because of the
high humidity this time of the year
and because it packs tighter than
corn thus grain depths in the bin
need to shallower or fan speeds/
volumes greater.
Purdue University says: Farmers
who plan to harvest or already have
binned wet wheat need to pay close
attention to some specific handling
and drying skills to prevent spoil-
age and loss of quality. Unheated
air drying in a bin equipped with
a drying fan and fully perforated
floor is limited to grain moistures
of 16-18 percent. A maximum of no
more than 20 percent may be dried
without adding heat, if stirrers are
The fan should be turned on as
soon as the bin floor is covered and
it should be run CONTINUOUSLY
day and night, rain or shine, until
the grain moisture in the upper lay-
ers is below 15 percent. The high-
er the temperature and the lower
the relative humidity, the drier the
wheat will become. Soft wheat
will reach lower moistures given
the same air conditions than hard
wheat. Once the moisture content
drops below 15 percent, the ambi-
ent air loses its drying potential
and the fan should operate only
during the good part of the week.
To reach the desirable moisture
content of 13 to 14 percent, fan
operation between 8 a.m. and 10
p.m. usually succeeds in most parts
of Ohio and Indiana.
Heat is required for wheat mois-
tures above 20 percent. Drying
should be accomplished fairly rap-
idly to reduce the risk of mold
development and subsequent spoil-
age. To be safe, a two to three foot
deep batch in a bin should be dried
with two to five cfm/bu to 14 per-
cent in 24 hours. No more than three
to 20 degrees Fahrenheit should be
added as a heat source.
In a bin drying system, the dif-
ference between moving air through
corn versus wheat is significant. For
the same airflow per bushel, wheat
can be filled only 60 percent as
deep as corn. Thus, 10 feet of wheat
is equivalent to 16 feet of corn in
terms of resistance to airflow. As
a rule of thumb, a bin filled with
10 feet of wheat will require one
horsepower of fan capacity per 1000
bushels of grain to deliver one cubic
foot of air for every bushel of wheat.
Thus, a 30-foot diameter bin filled
to 10 foot with 5,600 bu of wheat
would require a 5.5-HP fan. For
more information, see Purdues fact
sheet on Drying Wheat to Prevent
Spoilage and Sprouting.
Ohio Farm Bureau offers free
online food preservation meeting
Information Submitted
COLUMBUS Those interested in learning
how to preserve fresh foods at home are invited
to join the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation
(OFBF) for a live online meeting at 7 p.m.
The event is free and open to the public, but
registration is required by Monday.
To register, visit and click
Food Preservation Web Meeting.
People want to preserve the excess food
from their garden to enjoy year-round, said
Janet Cassidy, OFBF senior director, marketing
communications. Meeting attendees will learn
how to use water bath canning and freezing
Cassidy will be joined by Linnette Goard,
food specialist, food safety, Ohio State
University Extension. Guests can submit ques-
tions prior to and during the event.
Additionally, participants can join the Our
Ohio Cooking group, open to anybody inter-
ested in talking about Ohio foods and cook-
ing. The group is a great place to meet other
local food enthusiasts, network, share recipes
and ask questions before and after the event.
To join, visit Facebook and search Our Ohio
The vision of the Ohio Farm Bureau
Federation is to create a partnership between
farms and consumers. Members include farm-
ers, gardeners, food and wine enthusiasts,
teachers and more. For more information, or to
join, visit
Pig virus migrates to US,
threatens pork prices
Associated Press
DENVER Pork prices may be on
the rise in the next few months because
of a new virus that has migrated to the
U.S, killing piglets in 15 states at an
alarming rate in facilities where it has
been reported.
Dr. Nick Striegel, assistant state vet-
erinarian for the Colorado Department of
Agriculture, said Wednesday the Porcine
Epidemic Diarrhea Virus, also known as
PED, was thought to exist only in Europe
and China, but Colorado and 14 other
states began reporting the virus in April,
and officials confirmed its presence in
May. The virus causes severe diarrhea,
vomiting and severe dehydration in pigs,
and can be fatal.
It has been devastating for those produc-
ers where it has been diagnosed. It affects
nursing pigs, and in some places, there has
been 100 percent mortality, he said.
Striegel said the disease is not harm-
ful to humans, and there is no evidence it
affects pork products.
He said outbreaks are not required to
be reported to federal officials, so the
extent of the spread is difficult to deter-
mine, but in Colorado at least two large
production facilities have seen outbreaks.
The virus has been confirmed in
about 200 hog facilities in 14 other
states including Arkansas, Iowa, Illinois,
Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota,
Missouri, North Carolina, New York,
Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, and
South Dakota, according to the American
Association of Swine Veterinarians.
Dr. Lisa Becton, director of swine
health information and research for the
National Pork Board, an industry trade
group, said the impact on the availability
of pork and meat prices is difficult to
At this point, I really dont have any
indications what that potential impact
would be. Obviously, we know for indi-
vidual farms the impact is severe, espe-
cially if its a sow farm that has baby
pigs, because baby pigs do suffer the
most from the disease, she said.
According to the Iowa Pork Industry
Center, an industry advocate, the abil-
ity to test for the disease is limited. It
is believed to be transmitted by infected
food or feces, and can be contained by
quarantining infected animals and wash-
ing down trucks and production facili-
Becton said the disease can spread
quickly and has killed entire populations
of pigs under 7 days old.
As they get older, by the time theyre
weaned at around three weeks of age,
death loss can be around 80 percent or
in severe cases upwards of 100 per-
cent. Typically, after weaning mortality
declines dramatically, she said.
She said veterinarians are still not sure
how the disease got to the U.S.
Phil Lukens, co-owner of Lukens
Farms located about 100 miles north of
Denver where about 20 pigs a year are
raised for market, said he has not been
warned about the new disease, but he
said most farmers already take stringent
precautions to protect their pigs.
There are so many viruses, you
always assume the worst. We keep our
place clean, and we quarantine new ani-
mals for 30 days, Lukens said.
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He said earlier in the
season the nearly per-
fect conditions for wheat
growing (cool tempera-
tures, plenty of moisture,
low disease), wheat yields
and wheat quality were
expected to be outstand-
ing (85 to 100 bushel).
However, wheat is being
lost in the field and the
quality is quickly declin-
ing. With high humidity
and continued rain, wheat
is starting to sprout or
even drop out of the heads,
causing both a decrease in
quality and in yield.
We had potential for
good yields but now,
wheat crops are sopping
wet, Hoorman stated.
Most grain moisture may
be running 20-30 percent
and will require heat to
dry out.
Hoorman said that com-
bines operate most effi-
ciently and with less ker-
nel damage when grain
moisture is between 13-20
percent. If wheat is har-
vested much above 14 per-
cent, it needs to be dried
relatively quickly to pre-
vent sprouting, molding
and subsequent spoilage
while in storage.
Even if they [the farm-
ers] get it off, they will
have to dry it down,
Hoorman detailed. Wheat
packs in a bin much denser
than corn or beans and the
high humidity also adds
time to the process.
The last few growing
seasons have taken quite
a toll on farmers and their
wheat crops.
Low wheat prices
will force more and more
farmers to grow corn and
beans, Hoorman said.
A representative for
United Equity, Inc., in
Delphos reported they
have not received any
winter wheat yet. They
said if any farmers have
had the opportunity to
harvest wheat, right now
they have it in their bin
drying out.
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All proceeds from the
event will go to charity and
attendees are encouraged to
save their aluminum can tabs
from the event to be recy-
cled in support of the Ronald
McDonald House Charities.
Tabfest will once again
be held at the Mendon
Speedway at Grand Lake
Motorcycle Club located
at 8619 Deep Cut Rd. in
Mendon. Presale weekend
passes are currently avail-
able for a discount at tabfest. Tickets can
also be purchased at the gate
at the time of the festival
for $50 for a two-day pass,
$25 for a Friday one-day
pass, $30 for a Saturday one-
day pass. Ticket purchases
include primitive camping
and live music. Early bird
camping passes for July 25
are available for $15.
for more information on
Tabfest and the Harmony
for Ohio Foundation.
Visitors can purchase tick-
ets, get directions and view
full details about the event
on this page.
(Continued from page 1)
She was principal of Lial Catholic
School, sponsored by the Sisters of Notre
Dame in Whitehouse, and a Diocesan
education supervisor and consultant.
She also ministered as a school con-
sultant for the Sisters of Notre Dame,
instilling her love of children and shar-
ing her teaching technique among the
younger Sister of Notre Dame teachers.
While in Norwalk, Sr. Mary Cyrilla
volunteered at local prisons through St.
Paul Parish for many years. In her 70th
year of religious life, she continues her
prison ministry in Toledo and visits
patients at Mercy St. Anne Hospital and
area nursing homes.
During her teaching career, Sr. Mary
Gail has taught in seven schools of
the Toledo Diocese, including Central
Catholic High School in Lima. Currently
,she is a teacher at Notre Dame Academy
in Toledo.
The Sisters of Notre Dame, Toledo
Province, minister in nine states, Papua
New Guinea and Rome, Italy. Well known
as educators, the Sisters also serve in
pastoral and social services.
To learn more, visit www.toledosnd.
org or the Toledo Sisters of Notre Dame
on facebook.
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9-11 a.m. The Delphos
Canal Commission Museum,
241 N. Main St., is open.
11:30 a.m. Mealsite
at Delphos Senior Citizen
Center, 301 Suthoff Street.
5-7 p.m. The Interfaith
Thrift Store is open for shop-
8 p.m. American Legion
Post 268, 415 N. State St.
7:30 a.m. Delphos
Optimist Club, A&W Drive-
In, 924 E. Fifth St.
11:30 a.m. Mealsite
at Delphos Senior Citizen
Center, 301 Suthoff Street.
1-4 p.m. Interfaith
Thrift Store is open for shop-
8:30-11:30 a.m. St.
Johns High School recycle,
enter on East First Street.
9 a.m. - noon Interfaith
Thrift Store is open for shop-
St. Vincent dePaul Society,
located at the east edge of the
St. Johns High School park-
ing lot, is open.
Cloverdale recycle at vil-
lage park.
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Delphos Postal Museum is
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.
1-3 p.m. The Delphos
Canal Commission Museum,
241 N. Main St., is open.
1-4 p.m. Putnam
County Museum is open, 202
E. Main St. Kalida.
11:30 a.m. The Green
Thumb Garden Club will
meet at the Delphos Public
Library for luncheon and pro-
Mealsite at Delphos Senior
Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff
6:30 p.m. Shelter from
the Storm support group
meets in the Delphos Public
Library basement.
7 p.m. Washington
Township Trustees meet at
the township house.
Delphos City Council
meets at the Delphos
Municipal Building, 608 N.
Canal St.
July 12
Jo Ann Schroeder
Rose Reeder
Olivia Johnson
So simple is this
summer menu
Pasta Pesto Salad
1 pound bow tie pasta
1/3 cup prepared or
homemade pesto
1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons milk
Ground pepper
1 cup grape or cherry
tomatoes, halved
Grated Parmesan
Cook pasta in a large
pot of boiling salted water
until tender. Drain. Rinse
under cold water. Drain
well. Dump pasta onto a
baking sheet with a rim.
Add 4 tablespoons pesto.
Toss to coat. Let cool to
room temperature, toss-
ing occasionally. Whisk
mayonnaise, milk and
remaining pesto in a bowl.
Season to taste with salt
and pepper. Transfer pasta
to a large bowl. Add may-
onnaise mixture and toma-
toes. Toss to coat. Sprinkle
with Parmesan cheese
before serving. Serves 8.

Ranch Grilled Bread
1 packet (1 oz.) Hidden
Valley Original Ranch
Dressing Mix
1/2 cup butter
2 loaves French bread,
cut in half lengthwise
Soften butter and stir in
dressing mix. Spread on
bread. Grill or broil until
golden. Makes 2 loaves.
Mozzarella Bread
Variation: Sprinkle 1/2
cup shredded mozzarella
cheese on top before grill-
ing or broiling.

Peanut Butter
Whoopie Pies
3/4 cup marshmallow
3/4 cup crunchy peanut
Chocolate cookies
Fold marshmallow
crme into peanut butter
until marbled. Sandwich
between soft chocolate
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JULY 11-13
THURSDAY: Sue Vasquez, Martha Etzkorn, Sandy Hahn,
Jo Briggs, Valeta Ditto and Jo Briggs.
FRIDAY: Irma Buettner, Ruth Calvelage, Judy Kundert
and Marie Hirn.
SATURDAY: Kathy Ulrich, Norma Vonderembse, Cindy
Elwer and Helen Bonifas.
THRIFT SHOP HOURS: 5-7 p.m. Thursday; 1-4 p.m.
Friday; and 9 a.m.- noon Saturday.
Anyone who would like to volunteer should contact
Catharine Gerdemann, 419-695-8440; Alice Heidenescher,
419-692-5362; Linda Bockey, 419-692-7145 or Lorene
Jettinghoff, 419-692-7331.
If help is needed, contact the Thrift Shop at 419-692-2942
between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. and leave a message.
MONDAY: Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes, cauliflower,
bread, margarine, fruit, coffee and 2 percent milk.
TUESDAY: BBQ chicken, corn OBrien, cauliflower,
Heavenly Hash tarts, coffee and 2 percent milk.
WEDNESDAY: Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, California-blend
veggies, bread, margarine, peaches, coffee and 2 percent milk.
THURSDAY: Baked spaghetti, broccoli, garlic toast, peaches,
coffee and 2 percent milk.
FRIDAY: Taco salad, fruit, coffee and 2 percent milk.
Moening to give overview
of Lima Crane and
Shovel at AC Museum
Information submitted
When people think of the
Lima Locomotive Works,
they think of steam loco-
motives. Less recognized
but no less important was
the production of construc-
tion equipment that was
used to build this country
throughout the 20th century.
Between 1924-81, thousands
of shovels, cranes, road pack-
ers, pavers and other equip-
ment were locally produced
by the Lima Locomotive
Works, Lima-Hamilton,
Baldwin Lima Hamilton and
Clark Equipment. Unlike the
steam-powered locomotives,
this equipment was fueled
by gasoline, diesel and elec-
tric, making it more adapt-
able to time, technology and
circumstances. More than 70
different models of shovels
and cranes bore the familiar
Lima trademark. How was
it that a locomotive company
got started producing shovels
and cranes?
The Allen County
Historical Society will host
Bernie Moening, who will
present a historical overview
of the Lima Shovel and Crane
Most people will recog-
nize Moening as a familiar
face behind the counter at
the Lima Post Office. Few
may realize his phenomenal
expertise on locally-made
shovels, cranes and heavy
equipment. His father, grand-
father, great-uncle and broth-
er all worked for the Loco
Works. His grandfather was a
foreman at the brass foundry
and his father was a sheet
metal worker producing cabs
for shovels and cranes. As a
boy, he would go to the fac-
tory and watch the men test
Lima cranes in the testing
I would hear my father
talk about some of the
machines they built but didnt
take a serious interest until
my father passed away in
1983, he said.
Moening is a 1969 grad-
uate of Lima Senior High
School and life member of
the Cridersville Historical
Society. He retired from the
Lima Post Office in 2006,
where he worked for more
than 36 years. Moening pro-
vides historical consulting
on Lima-made shovels and
This program is free and
open to the public.
The Allen County
Museum is located at 620 W.
Market St., Lima.
6 The Herald Thursday, July 11, 2013
Associated Press
Site: Loudon, N.H.
Schedule: Friday, practice
(Speed, noon-1:30 p.m.), quali-
fying (Speed, 3:30-5:30 p.m.);
Saturday, practice (Speed, 11 a.m.-
12:30 p.m.); Sunday, race, 1 p.m.
(TNT, noon-4:30 p.m.).
Track: New Hampshire Motor
Speedway (oval, 1.058 miles).
Race distance: 318.46 miles,
301 laps.
Last year: Kasey Kahne won,
taking the lead on the 240th lap
when leader Denny Hamlin fell
back with a 4-tire stop. Hamlin ral-
lied to finish second.
Last week: Jimmie Johnson
won at Daytona to become the first
driver since Bobby Allison in 1982
to sweep the season races at the
track. Tony Stewart was second.
Fast facts: Five-time series
champion Johnson leads the stand-
ings, 49 points ahead of Clint
Bowyer. Johnson and Matt Kenseth
are tied for the series victory lead
with four. Kevin Harvick and
Kyle Busch have each won twice.
Hamlin won at the track in
September. Morgan Shepherd,
at 71, is attempting to become the
oldest driver to start a Sprint Cup
race. Jim Fitzgerald set the record
at 65 years, 6 months, 20 days at
Riverside in 1987.
Next race: Brickyard 400, July
28, Indianapolis Motor Speedway,

Site: Loudon, N.H.
Schedule: Friday, practice
(Speed, 1:30-3 p.m.); Saturday,
qualifying (ESPN2, 10-11 a.m.),
race, 3:30 p.m. (ABC, 3-5:30 p.m.).
Track: New Hampshire Motor
Speedway (oval, 1.058 miles).
Race distance: 211.6 miles, 200
Last year: Brad Keselowski
won, taking the lead when fellow
Sprint Cup driver Kevin Harvick
was slowed by Amber Copes
lapped car.
Last week: Matt Kenseth won
at Daytona, pulling away on the
final restart.
Fast facts: Kyle Busch has six
victories this year to increase his
series record to 57. Hes racing
along with fellow Sprint Cup driv-
ers Kenseth, Kasey Kahne and Joey
Logano. Regan Smith leads the
standings, six points ahead of Sam
Hornish Jr. Smith won this year at
Talladega and Michigan.
Next race: STP 300, July 21,
Chicagoland Speedway, Joliet, Ill.


Site: Newton, Iowa.
Schedule: Friday, practice;
Saturday, qualifying (Speed, 7-8 p.m.),
race, 8:30 p.m. (Speed, 8-11 p.m.).
Track: Iowa Speedway (oval,
0.875 miles).
Race distance: 175 miles, 200
Last week: Timothy Peters
raced to the first of his two 2012
victories. Ron Hornaday Jr. was
Last race: Ty Dillon won at
Kentucky Speedway on June 27.
Fast facts: Matt Crafton leads
the season standings, 22 points
ahead Jeb Burton. Crafton won at
the track in 2011. Chase Elliott,
the 17-year-old son of longtime
Sprint Cup driver Bill Elliott, is
making his fourth series start.
He won a NASCAR K&N Pro
Series race at the track last year.
Ryan Blaney won at the track in
Next race: Mudsummer Classic,
July 24, Eldora Speedway,
Rossburg, Ohio.

Site: Toronto.
Schedule: Friday, practice,
qualifying (NBC Sports, 5:30-7
p.m.); Saturday, first race, 3:33
p.m. (NBC Sports, 3-6 p.m.);
Sunday, second race, 3:33 p.m.
(NBC Sports, 3-6 p.m.).
Track: Streets of Toronto (street
course, 1.75 miles).
Race distances: 148.75 miles,
85 laps.
Last year: Ryan Hunter-Reay
raced to his third straight victo-
ry, winning under caution. The
Andretti Autosport driver finished
the season with four victories and
won his first series championship.
Last week: Scott Dixon won in
IndyCars return to Pocono, lead-
ing Chip Ganassi Racings sweep
of the first three spots. Charlie
Kimball was second and Dario
Franchitti third.
Fast facts: The event is the sec-
ond of three doubleheaders. The
first race will feature the series
first standing start since 2008 at
Long Beach. Team Penskes
Helio Castroneves leads the stand-
ings, 23 points ahead of Hunter-
Reay. Castroneves won this year
on the oval at Texas. Hunter-Reay
has two victories this season.
Andretti Autosports James
Hinchcliffe, from Toronto, has
three victories this year. The
Indy Lights race is Saturday.
Next race: Honda Indy 200,
Aug. 4, Mid-Ohio Sports Car
Course, Lexington, Ohio.

Next race: Hungarian Grand
Prix, July 28, Hungaroring,
Budapest, Hungary.
Last week: German star
Sebastian Vettel won the German
Grand Prix for the first time, hold-
ing off Kimi Raikkonen. The Red
Bull driver leads the season stand-
ings and has a series-high four


Next event: Mile-High NHRA
Nationals, July 19-21, Bandimere
Speedway, Morrison, Colo.
Last week: Johnny Gray raced
to his fourth Funny Car victory of
the season, beating Ron Capps in
the final in Norwalk, Ohio. Khalid
alBalooshi won in Top Fuel, Mike
Edwards topped the Pro Stock
field, and Matt Smith won in Pro
Stock Motorcycle.

Car: Today, Limaland Motorsports
Park, Lima, Ohio; Friday-Saturday,
Eldora Speedway, Rossburg, Ohio.
Late Model: Today, Red River
Co-op Speedway, Winnipeg,
Manitoba; Friday, River Cities
Speedway, Grand Forks, N.D.
Online: http://www.worldofout-
Sprint Car: Friday, Gas City I-69
Speedway, Gas City, Ind.; Saturday,
Kokomo Speedway, Kokomo, Ind.;
Sunday, Lawrenceburg Speedway,
Lawrenceburg, Ind. Online: http://
Leake leads Reds to 6-2 win over Brewers
Associated Press
Cincinnati Reds reeling, Mike Leake
knew he had to pitch a strong game.
After a shaky start, the right-hander
delivered for his team.
Leake scattered four hits over 8 1/3
innings and Brandon Phillips had three
runs batted in, lifting the Reds to a 6-2
win over the Milwaukee Brewers on
Cincinnati put the leadoff runner on
base in each of the first seven innings.
The Reds snapped a 3-game losing
streak that had dropped them five games
behind St. Louis in the NL Central.
It would have been a graveyard
in here if we didnt pull this one out,
Leake said.
Leake (8-4) bounced back from a
rare rough start in his last outing and
seemed to get stronger as the game pro-
gressed. He allowed four walks while
striking out two.
It wasnt the best game Ive
pitched, he said. They made me work
and they were aggressive towards me.
That was one thing that worked to my
advantage. I made some pitches when I
needed to, to get out of jams. They put
some pressure on me.
Milwaukee starter Johnny Hellweg
(0-3) had trouble throwing strikes,
was battered for his fourth consecutive
appearance and sent back to the minor
leagues after the game. The right-hand-
er, who made his major-league debut
on June 28, allowed four runs on four
hits and five walks in 4 1/3 innings in
his third start.
I think theres improvement there
from the other two starts but still some
things he needs to work on, Milwaukee
manager Ron Roenicke said.
Leake allowed four runs in just five
innings during his last start July 5 in a
7-4 loss to Seattle and gave up a first-
inning run to Milwaukee.
I didnt think he was going to make
it because they were hitting the ball
hard off him, Reds manager Dusty
Manager said.
He then settled down, giving up
Sean Haltons first major-league home
run and a walk to Jeff Bianchi in the
Leake then retired the next 13 bat-
I just kind of attacked them and
mixed it up a little bit more, he added.
Jonathan Lucroy reached on a
1-out single in the ninth against Leake
and Baker turned to closer Aroldis
Chapman to finish the game in a non-
save situation.
Shin-Soo Choo had two singles, a
double and a walk. Phillips had two hits
and drove in runs in the first, third and
seventh innings.
Jay Bruce went 2-for-4 with a walk,
driving in a run in the fifth and seventh
The Reds could have scored more
runs but were 3-for-14 with runners in
scoring position.
We have to cash in on a couple of
those opportunities, Baker added. I
know it sounds greedy right now but
we want all the runs we can get. You try
not to keep them in the game.
Acquired in the 2012 trade that
sent Zack Greinke to the Los Angeles
Angels, Hellweg has struggled in three
starts and one relief appearance. In 10
2/3 innings, he has given up 20 runs on
19 hits and 12 walks while striking out
three batters.
He was optioned to Class A
Wisconsin in the Midwest League after
the game to keep him pitching every
fifth day, Roenicke explained, adding
other Brewers affiliates have off days
that would have gotten Hellweg off
The Reds made it 1-0 in the first
on Choos leadoff double and a 2-out
single by Phillips.
Milwaukee tied it in the bottom of
the inning on a sacrifice fly by Carlos
Cincinnati got a sacrifice fly from
Devin Mesoraco in the second and
added another run in the third when
Zack Cozart scored from third on
Phillips groundout. Cozart scored
again to make it 4-1 in the fifth on a
groundout by Bruce.
Haltons made it 4-2 in the bottom
of the fifth.
Cincinnati scored twice in the sev-
enth off Hand to make it 6-2 on RBI
singles from Phillips and Bruce.
Notes: Brewers OFs Ryan Braun
(sore left thumb) and Norichika Aoki
(left elbow tightness) were out of the
lineup. They are expected to start
today at Arizona. Reds LHP Sean
Marshall, on the DL with shoulder
soreness, threw a 42-pitch bullpen ses-
sion Tuesday and said he felt no sore-
ness on Wednesday. He added there is
no timetable to begin a minor-league
rehab assignment. Reds OF Chris
Heisey was wearing a compression
sleeve on his left arm Wednesday after
being hit by a fastball from RHP Wily
Peralta on Tuesday night. He was out of
the Reds lineup.
Auto Racing Glance
MLB drug probe litigation
could be lengthy
Associated Press
We may never
know exactly what
Alex Rodriguez
and Ryan Braun
are being accused
of in Major
League Baseballs
Biogenesis investigation if they beat the rap.
Thats because details likely will be caught in a tangle
of legal gymnastics involving MLB, the players union
and probably an arbitrator, who could rule no discipline
is warranted.
Lengthy proceedings make it nearly a certainty most, if
not all, suspensions would be served in 2014.
Among the early legal issues: Does the commis-
sioners office have the right to announce any suspensions
before grievances are decided by an arbitrator? Can a
player not previously disciplined under the drug agree-
ment be suspended for more than 50 games because of
multiple violations?
Three people familiar with the investigation said if
management and the union cant agree on the process,
arbitrator Fredric Horowitz likely would be asked to
decide. The people spoke on condition of anonymity
because no public statements were authorized.
MLB has spent most of the year investigating about 20
players for their links to Biogenesis of America, including
A-Rod and Braun, both former MVPs. Miami New Times
reported in January that the closed Florida anti-aging
clinic had distributed banned performance-enhancing
drugs to major leaguers.
Lawyers for the commissioners office have been inter-
viewing players and many, including Braun, have refused
to answer questions about their dealings with Biogenesis,
the three people reported. Braun was interviewed in late
June; Rodriguez is scheduled to be interviewed Friday.
Braun and Rodriguez have claimed they didnt do
anything that merits discipline.
The players refusal to respond to MLBs questions
were first reported by ESPN and the New York Daily
See MLB, page 7
Sports Editor
Im not going to get into who should have been voted
into the Midsummer Classic or not. When you depend
on the fans, they sometimes sometimes? allow emo-
tion to get the best of their judgement.
As that great American philosopher, Gomer Pyle, might
opine: Surprise! Surprise! Surprise!
Thats part of what makes the Midsummer Classic what
it is and as the French might observe: Vive La Difference!
After all, isnt that what Major League Baseball
and throw in the National Football League, the National
Basketball Association and the National Hockey League
are really all about: the fans?
I get that professional sports are about making a profit
for the owners, the players, the networks, etc., but you
dont do that by alienating the fans. You get people to
come to games, to watch these modern-day gladiators on
the tube, to listen to these events on the radio, to go to your
websites and read about the comings and goings of your
team on and on, in order to make those dollars.
Those do not happen without us, folks!
Remember that, ALL you guys.
With the NBA Finals done for a month and NFL
training camps not quite open now is the time for our
football heroes to get some vacation time MLB has the
team sports spotlight all to its lonesome.
That can be a positive: with such good stories as the
Los Angeles Bums er, Dodgers Yasiel Puig making a
late push to be included on the National League team;
the possibility that the Pittsburgh Pirates will finally
finally! have a winning record and make the playoffs
after a professional record-setting run of futility; with a
tremendous second-half chase shaping up in the American
League East one or two of those teams will not make
the playoffs amongst the regular headlines, those are
items MLB want there.
Unfortunately, it can also be negative to have the sports
world solo as far as team sports. The biggest issue right
now is the MLB investigation into performance-enhancing
drugs involving Biogenesis and how far-reaching it will
eventually become.
I dont know to really think: one side of me hopes they
nail the cheaters I think MLB ignored some obvious
signs and so did we all in the name of our sports and our
heroes and the other part hopes they are innocent and
will be judged so because I WANT to give them the benefit
of the doubt.
I wont go into the third part!
We shall see!
I am a Los Angeles Laker fan. I have been since
they acquired Kareem Abdul-Jabbar from the Milwaukee
Bucks in 1975 and remain so.
I will remain so as they go through this forced-rebuild-
ing process after the fiasco that was the Dwight Howard
Anyone that thinks they can simply pick up and carry
on like nothing has happened after Howard signed with
the Houston Rockets for basically nothing in return or
a bunch of roster occupiers to keep salary-cap space for
the hoped-for free-agent Class of 2014 (good luck!)and
hope that you dont embarrass the Laker brand is, well,
not involved with reality.
Fans talk about what his replacement on the roster,
Chris Kaman, has averaged over his career and isnt a bad
sub but that isnt what hes done lately.
You basically gave up a still-young center in Andrew
Bynum now being considered by an up-and-coming
Cleveland Cavaliers for a one-year crapshoot (for noth-
ing, in essence) and further compounded it by signing
a far-beyond-his-prime Steve Nash to run a high-tempo
offense with a slow, slower, slowest group and you gave
away your future to do so.
You keep a head coach over Howard to run an offense
that simply does not fit your personnel maybe in two
years if you let Kobe go and actually get a bunch of young,
fast, athletic pups in there to actually run a fast break by
some kind of magic, drafting, trades.
You keep thinking Kobe can play millions of minutes
a year, keep going as if he hasnt aged a day, isnt coming
off a major, major injury and will be his old self is he
going to take 50 shots a game to prove he still has it?
I have actually posted some of these thoughts on some
of the teams forums; I dont think I am alone.
I will be honest: one never really knows what pro
athletes will do when their in this case manhood is
challenged and they may surprise me.
I repeat: we shall see.
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Couples looks to break through in US Senior Open
Associated Press
OMAHA, Neb. Fred Couples
feels like hes overdue for a win.
Hes played seven events on the
Champions Tour this year, has been in
the top five in six of them and comes
into the U.S. Senior Open today off
three straight runner-up finishes.
I would like to win something, he
said Wednesday, adding that he even
came in second in a member-guest
tournament in California last month.
Couples most recent victory was
just under a year ago at the 2012
Senior British Open. He looked ready
to win two weeks ago in the Senior
Players Championship but a back-
9 collapse left him tied for second
behind Kenny Perry.
Couples added his bothersome
back is feeling fine, so if the man
nicknamed Boom Boom for his pro-
digious drives can find the fairway at
Omaha Country Club, no one would
be surprised if this is the week he
breaks through.
Fred still hits the ball a tremen-
dous distance, Bernhard Langer said.
He hasnt lost any distance; maybe
gained some with the equipment and
all that. Hes capable of producing
very low scores. Wherever he tees
up, hes one of the main favorites, no
doubt about it.
Couples, Perry, Langer, Tom
Watson and David Frost are among
the top contenders at the 6,700-yard,
par-70 Omaha Country Club.
The fourth of the five senior majors
will be a test of stamina for the 50-and-
over golfers, especially with weekend
highs forecast in the low 90s with high
humidity. The course is hilly, featuring
elevation and topographical changes
that belie the popular image of the
central plains.
Nebraska, youd think flat and
hot, Perry said. I got the hot part
right but its the hilliest golf course
Ive ever been on.
Drives in the fairway will be at
a premium with the rough cut high
and the greens small and sloped. The
312-yard 13th hole is drivable but
the course features the second-longest
par-3 in U.S. Senior Open history in
the 230-yard third hole and the third-
longest par-4 in the 494-yard 10th.
The 53-year-old Couples scaled-
back schedule begins to ramp up now.
After the U.S. Senior Open, he plays
the British Open at Muirfield and
Senior British Open at Royal Birkdale
in consecutive weeks which might
be a little much, he said.
For a man with a notoriously bad
back, the schedule is taxing, in no
small part because of the challenge the
Omaha Country Club presents. Even
in the best of circumstances, golfers
will find themselves with a good num-
ber of side-hill and downhill lies. And
then theres that gnarly, 4-inch rough.
Roger Chapman will try to become
the first defending champion to repeat
since Allen Doyle in 2006. Chapman,
who also won the Senior PGA
Championship last year, has not been
able to recapture his 2012 magic. He
has one top-10 finish in 13 events.
Notable first-time entrants are
Colin Montgomerie, who turned 50
last month and tied for ninth in the
Senior Players Championship; Rocco
Mediate, who lost a playoff to Tiger
Woods in the classic 2008 U.S. Open
at Torrey Pines; and Duffy Waldorf,
who has six top-10s in 11 Champions
Tour events this year.
Perry, the Charles Schwab Cup
points leader, is looking for his second
win of the year in a senior major. He
shot three straight rounds in the 60s to
win the Senior Players Championship
by 2 shots over Couples and Waldorf
in Pittsburgh.
Playing on the regular tour last
week in West Virginia, Perry was three
shots off the lead after two rounds of
the Greenbrier Classic before balloon-
ing to 73 on Saturday and finishing
tied for 41st.
Watson shot in the 60s in three of
his four rounds at the Greenbrier but
tied for 38th after a 72 on Saturday.
The 2014 Ryder Cup captain has two
top-10 finishes in six Champions Tour
Hot and cold, Watson said,
describing his game this year. I strug-
gled yesterday and today in practice
rounds here. Then I got on the practice
tee and at the end of the session I start-
ed hitting the ball well again. Whether
its going to work on the golf course
tomorrow is anybodys guess but at
least its on the upswing. If I can keep
the ball on the fairway and get there on
Sunday, thats all Im trying to get to.
Langer, the Champions Tour
money leader, is trying to regain the
form that helped him win twice in
the spring. Langer, who won the U.S.
Senior Open in 2010 and tied for sec-
ond last year, limited his practice to
two 9-hole rounds because of the heat
and humidity. He added the rough is as
thick as anywhere in the world and
even if theres no wind, a golfer could
be in contention shooting par.
Stricker the man to beat at John
Deere Classic
SILVIS, Ill. Steve Stricker might
be the only golfer on the PGA Tour
who isnt peeking ahead to Muirfield
and next weeks British Open.
Strickers single-minded focus on
TPC Deere Run, combined with his
recent dominance of the course, makes
him the man to beat at this weekends
John Deere Classic.
Stricker, 46, is playing a reduced
schedule this season and hes skip-
ping the Open Championship to cel-
ebrate his wedding anniversary with
his wife Nicki in Wisconsin.
But Stricker won the John Deere
Classic three times from 2009-11. Hes
not about to pass on a shot at a fourth
title just down the road in Illinois.
I owe a lot to this place. Its a spe-
cial place for me, Stricker said.
Stricker and Zach Johnson, who
grew up about 100 miles across the
Mississippi River in nearby Cedar
Rapids, Iowa, are the unquestioned
headliners this week.
Thats largely because most of the
worlds top golfers are already concen-
trating in Scotland.
Theres no Tiger, Rory or Phil
in this field. In fact, the only golfer
ranked in the top 10 in the world thatll
play Deere Run is Louis Oosthuizen
and hes 10th.
Just eight of the worlds top 50,
including Stricker, Johnson, Keegan
Bradley and Nick Watney, have com-
mitted to the tournament. But what the
field lacks in star power it should make
up for somewhat in depth, as nearly
half of the top 100 on FedEx Cup
points list will tee off today.
Johnson also serves as an executive
board member for the tournament.
Johnson broke Strickers 3-year win-
ning streak here in 2012 but enters his
hometown event in a bit of a slump. He
followed up a third-place finish at the
Crowne Plaza Invitational in late May
by shooting 13-over par at the Memorial
Tournament and missing the cut at the
U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club.
Johnson added that although his
putting remains up and down a
worrisome sign because of how many
birdie chances Deere Run presents
hes feeling more and more confident
in his driver.
Johnson also notched top-5 finishes
at Deere Run in 2009 and 2011 before
beating Troy Matteson on the second
hole of a playoff last year.
Strickers reduced schedule also
appears to be doing wonders for his
game in 2013. He has four top-10s in
seven events including a memo-
rable eighth at the U.S. Open.
Bradley will be making his Classic
debut and is seeking his first win of
the year. Watney will also be looking
for a breakthrough after missing three
straight cuts from mid-May to Merion.
Jonas Blixt initially announced he
intended to return to his native Sweden
after winning last weeks Greenbrier
Classic but remains scheduled to tee
off today with Watney and Oosthuizen.
Perhaps no one in the field will
have more fun this weekend than
The South African is a self-
described farm boy with an affinity
for John Deere equipment. Oosthuizen
celebrated his 2010 British Open by
buying a John Deere tractor and even
brought family and friends to the Quad
Cities this week so they could tour the
companys facilities.
Mickelson looking to finally con-
quer links golf
INVERNESS, Scotland Just
when he thought hed finally under-
stood the unique nature of links golf,
Phil Mickelson arrived at last years
British Open and missed the cut for the
first time at a major in five years.
I dont know what to say,
Mickelson repeated as he prepared to
leave Lytham two days earlier than
Fresh off another disappointment
a sixth second-place finish at the
U.S. Open last month the American
is back for another go on a links course
as he plays the Scottish Open starting
today, a week before the British Open
at Muirfield.
Any self-belief must be in short
supply whenever he flies to Europe
he hasnt won here in 20 years, since a
victory in a second-tier Challenge Tour
event in Paris in which he narrowly
beat Steve Elkington.
But links golf is something that
continues to appeal to Mickelson. And
while Woods, McIlroy and the rest
of the worlds top seven have headed
to courses across Britain to prepare
for the British Open in non-compet-
itive conditions, the eighth-ranked
Mickelson will be at Castle Stuart this
week practicing his bump-and-runs
and low drives into the wind with a
title and prize money at stake.
Mickelson is a regular at the Scottish
Open and came closest to winning it in
2007 when he lost a playoff to Gregory
Havret. Mickelson is one of only four
Americans in the field.
He has reasons to be optimistic. He
says his driving and putting what he
claims have been the weaknesses in
his game for the past five years are
now his strong points.
His decision to put five putting
greens in his garden back home, all
with different surfaces, appears to be
paying off.
Mickelson has had a difficult past
month. Still coming to terms with the
heartbreak of losing out to Justin
Rose at the U.S. Open, he missed the
cut at the Greenbrier Classic last week
in his first outing since Merion.
Maybe a trip to Scotland, with his
wife and kids in tow, will do him some
Mickelson plans to visit the local
battlefields from the middle of the 18th
century during his time in northern
Weather shortens Ohio Amateur
to 54-hole event
CANTON The leader never
even showed up at the course.
Corey Richmond, who posted an
8-under 63 before the heavy stuff
came down in Tuesdays first round,
maintained a 3-shot lead without hav-
ing to leave his hotel on Wednesday
while others battled the elements in the
107th Ohio Amateur.
With the threat of heavy rains,
rumbling thunder, crackling lightning
and dangerous weather peppering
Brookside Country Club, tournament
officials finally conceded to Mother
Nature and shortened the tournament
from 72 to 54 holes.
Its been the theme of the sum-
mer, explained Jim Popa, executive
director of the sponsoring Ohio Golf
Association. It seems like every-
where we go weve battled the weath-
er and this week its gotten the best
of us.
With thunderclouds the color of a
bad bruise hovering overhead, Popa
and the OGA suspended play early in
Wednesdays second round. Half of
the field hadnt even teed off and the
other half was on the course, many not
even halfway done.
Those players will return to soggy
Brookside Country Club this morning
at 8:30 to complete their rounds. The
second wave of 72 players keep in
mind, half of the field has yet to even
tee off in the second round will then
play starting at 11 a.m.
When everyone has finished the
second round, there will be a cut to the
low 60 scores and ties. The survivors
will return on Friday for the final 18
It will mark the first time since
1990 at The Sharon Golf Club that
the prestigious event hasnt gone a full
four rounds.
Warm, humid and dry weather is
forecast for both today and Friday.
The 21-year-old Richmond, who
also had a hole in one in his glitter-
ing opening round, is being pursued
by 2010 winner Michael Bernard, an
Ohio State player from Huber Heights,
and Andrew Dorn, a junior at Coastal
Carolina from West Chester.
Chase Wilson, a former High
Point College player from Zanesville,
completed his first round early on
Wednesday and finished with a 67. He
had just gotten started with his next 18
when the weather hit.
Also at 67 was Tyler Light of
nearby Massillon, who tied for low
amateur in last weeks Ohio Open at
Westfield Country Club.
Bowling Green graduate Parker
Hewit of Westfield Center was at
69, with Dublins Nathan Clark and
Akrons Dan Belden the only other
players with subpar rounds.
(Continued from page 6)
MLB hopes to complete the player
interviews in mid-July but is not sure
whether it will meet that schedule.
Management then will have to decide
what discipline it intends to impose.
Baseballs joint drug agreement
calls for a 50-game suspension
for a first offense, 100 games for
a second and a lifetime ban for a
third. Among the players linked to
Biogenesis, Torontos Melky Cabrera,
Oaklands Bartolo Colon and San
Diegos Yasmani Grandal have served
50-game penalties following positive
testosterone tests.
The drug agreement specifies that
if a suspension for a first PED offense
is challenged by the union, the viola-
tion is not made public unless the
penalty is sustained in arbitration.
However, discipline for second and
third offenses are announced and
served while the grievance is liti-
There also is a provision stat-
ing the commissioners office may
publicly announce the discipline of
a player if the allegations relating to
a players violation of the program
previously had been made public
through a source other than the com-
missioners office or a club or their
employees. The sides or the arbitrator
will have to decide whether the media
accounts of Biogenesis are covered
by that clause.
Each players case probably will
be handled in a separate arbitration,
which could slow down the process
while the sides secure dates before
Horowitz or agree to retain other
The three players who already have
served suspensions also may claim
they cant be penalized under a provi-
sion prohibiting multiple disciplines
for the same use. In addition, they
cant be penalized for conduct that
took place before they were given
notice of their positive drug test.
It may be difficult to discipline play-
ers for refusing to answer questions.
Commissioner Bowie Kuhn
suspended Ferguson Jenkins in
September 1980 after the Texas
pitcher was arrested in Toronto and
charged with possession of cocaine,
hashish and marijuana. Kuhn wrote
to Jenkins saying he imposed the
penalty because the pitcher declined
to cooperate with this offices inves-
Following a grievance hearing,
arbitrator Raymond Goetz lifted the
suspension two weeks later.
As a practical matter, the com-
missioner was compelling Jenkins to
jeopardize his defense in court. While
this may not actually violate any prin-
ciples of constitutional or criminal
law, it offends the moral values of our
society on which the legal privilege
against self-incrimination is based,
Goetz wrote.
He wrote players should not be
required to prove their innocence
because this approach would stand
the requirement of just cause for dis-
cipline on its head.
In the Biogenesis case, an arbi-
trator would have to rule whether
refusing to answer questions while no
criminal charges are pending may be
penalized under the just cause pro-
vision of the drug agreement.
Horowitz, a veteran of baseball
and NHL salary arbitration cases,
was appointed baseballs arbitrator in
June last year. Shyam Das, who had
served since 1999, was fired in May
2012, three months after overturning
a 50-game suspension imposed on
Braun. Das ruled the urine sample of
the Milwaukee star was not handled
by the drug collector in the manner
specified by baseballs drug agree-
Kawasakis big hit in 9th gives Toronto 5-4 win
Associated Press
CLEVELAND Munenori Kawasaki hit a 2-run
single with the bases loaded in the ninth inning and the
Toronto Blue Jays beat the Cleveland Indians 5-4 Tuesday
Kawasaki, who broke an 0-for-18 slump, lined a 1-2
pitch from Joe Smith into left-center field to score two
runs. A third run scored when centerfielder Michael Bourn
booted the ball for an error.
Colby Rasmus drew a 1-out walk off Rich Hill
(0-1). After Maicer Izturis flied out, J.P. Arencibia was
announced to bat for Josh Thole. Joe Smith relieved
Hill but Arencibia singled and Emilio Bonifacio walked
to load the bases. Kawasaki fell behind in the count but
came up with the clutch hit Torontos struggling offense
has needed.
Neil Wagner (2-3) struck out Ryan Raburn with the
bases loaded to end the eighth after the Indians tied the
game. Casey Janssen allowed two runs in the ninth before
Steve Delabar retired Michael Brantley on a fly ball for his
first major-league save.
Indians starter Justin Masterson took a 2-hit shutout
into the seventh but Bonifacios 2-run single put the Blue
Jays ahead.
The Indians tied the game in the eighth off All-Star
reliever Brett Cecil on Brantleys RBI single.
Following Nick Swishers
walk, Brantleys hard-hit ground
ball shot past shortstop Jose
Reyes and into center field, tying
the game. Carlos Santana lined
a single to left but Swisher was
forced to stop at third and the
bases were loaded.
When Raburn was announced
to hit for Jason Giambi, Toronto
manager John Gibbons called on
Wagner to replace Cecil. Raburn
struck out to end the inning.
Asdrubal Cabreras 2-out
single and Kawasakis throwing
error in the ninth cut the lead to 5-4 but Delabar recorded
the final out.
The Blue Jays, who had been blanked in two of their
last three games, struggled against Masterson. Toronto
finally broke through thanks to two hits and a pair of
Toronto starter Esmil Rogers allowed one run in six
Adam Lind doubled with one out in the seventh and
moved to third on a groundout. Izturis walked on four
pitches before Thole walked on a 3-2 pitch to load the
bases. Bonifacio, who struck out with a runner on third to
end the fifth, lined a 2-1 pitch into right field to score Lind
and Izturis, giving Toronto the lead.
The clutch hit came on Mastersons 120th and final
pitch of the night. The right-hander, a member of the
American League All-Star team, allowed four hits, struck
out six and walked five.
The Blue Jays were shut out by four pitchers in
Mondays 3-0 loss to Cleveland.
Giambis RBI single gave Cleveland the lead in the
second. Brantley and Santana walked to start the inning
before Giambi singled to center. The Indians had runners
on first and third but Rogers retired the next three hitters.
Cleveland traded Rogers, who was making his eighth
start of the season, to Toronto for infielder Mike Aviles and
catcher Yan Gomes in November. Rogers struck out seven
and held Cleveland to four hits.
Masterson didnt allow a hit until Rasmus led off the
fifth with a double. Rasmus hit a 1-0 pitch over Brantleys
head in left field and took third on a groundout. Izturis hit
a ground ball which second baseman Jason Kipnis fielded
on the edge of the grass. He threw to first for the out and
Rasmus held at third. Bonifacio struck out on a 3-2 pitch.
Masterson was coming off his shortest start of the sea-
son when he allowed six runs in 4 2/3 innings in a 7-0 loss
to Detroit on Friday. He threw a 6-hit shutout in his start
before against the Chicago White Sox.
Regular Season Standings (July 9)
Team Record Win % GB RF RA
Orioles 9-4 .667 - 135 98 W3
Pirates 8-5 .583 1 127 68 W1
Reds 8-5 .583 1 144 123 W2
Indians 6-7 .500 2 136 118 L1
Tigers 6-7 .600 2 109 144 L5
Mets 7-6 .500 2 111 140 W5
Cubs 5-8 .417 3 119 105 L2
Dodgers 3-10 .250 4 85 180 L7
July 9 Results
Cubs 16, Pirates 1
Tigers 9, Dodgers 3
Reds 16, Indians 2
Mets 11, Orioles 9
July 4th Tournament Results
First Round
Orioles 17, Dodgers 8
Pirates 1, Mets 0
Tigers 10, Reds 3
Cubs 8, Indians 7
Pirates 10, Orioles 3
Cubs 9, Tigers
Pirates 9, Cubs 6
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By Bernice Bede Osol
Maybe Dad wants to
be taken advantage of
Dear Annie: My parents
bought a house 15 years
ago. When Mom died seven
years later, Dad decided to
refnance and take Moms
name off the deed. The bank
needed a co-signer, so my
sister and I agreed to be the
co-borrowers. Dad is now
75. Four years ago, he mar-
ried a 47-year-old divorcee
with a 22-year-old daughter.
Since then, they have been
living on my dads Social
Security without making any
effort to get a job. Now he
wants to sell the
house and move to
Mexico to be clos-
er to her family. I
asked Dad to give
us what would
have been half of
Moms share to
be split among his
seven children.
He doesnt want
to give us any-
thing. But without
my signature, he
cant sell the prop-
erty. Im concerned that this
woman is taking advantage
of my father. What should I
do? -- Not Fair
Dear Not Fair: Unless
your mother put in her will
that the property should go to
her children, please give it to
Dad without strings. He has
been living with this woman
for four years. There doesnt
seem to be any physical or
emotional abuse, nor is she
trying to steal his money and
leave him. If shes taking ad-
vantage of him, he doesnt
object. We know you want
to protect Dad, but if he is of
sound mind, please let him
make these decisions on his
own -- for better or worse.
Dear Annie: I was sit-
ting in my car at the drug-
store when a couple came
out of the building, and the
man started taking pictures
of my car with his smart-
phone. I put my hand up
and asked him to stop pho-
tographing me. The woman
started yelling, saying I was
in a parking lot and she could
take pictures of whatever she
wants. Why does everyone
think that just because their
phones can snap pictures
they can take a photo of any-
one they want, whenever
they choose? -- Annoyed
Dear Annoyed: Because
they can. Unless they use the
photo for illegal purposes,
they can take pictures of
your car and anything else. If
you see the photo posted on-
line, you can ask that it be re-
moved, but there are no guar-
antees they will cooperate.
In fact, this particular couple
sounds excessively rude, ir-
ritating and a bit immature.
Unfortunately, theres not
much you can do about it.
Dear Annie: We read
the letter from Pa and Ma,
who were hurt that the step-
children spent more time
with the in-laws. They asked
whether they should move
across the country to be clos-
er to their son. We have two
young children and love our
parents. However, years ago,
we moved far away for bet-
ter jobs. Both sets of grand-
parents are in their 60s and
retired. They are fairly unin-
volved in our lives and visit
perhaps once every
two or three years.
They never offer to
babysit and refuse
if we ask. Our vis-
its to see them are
costly and unpleas-
ant. We receive no
fnancial help from
them, nor do we
expect it. Theyve
also made it clear
that they dont plan
to leave us any-
thing when they
die. It makes us sad that our
kids will never have a strong
bond with their grandpar-
ents. Pa and Ma sound like
they want to spend time with
the grandkids, want to help
out and want to be a big part
of their lives. If they lived
near us, we would adopt
them as our kids grandpar-
ents so they could spend time
together. We have done this
with seniors at our church,
who let our kids call them
Grandma and Grandpa.
Please suggest to Pa and
Ma that they look in their
area for a family with young
children who would love to
have them in their lives. --
Two Sides to Every Story in
New England
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ten by Kathy Mitchell and
Marcy Sugar, longtime
editors of the Ann Landers
column. Please email your
questions to anniesmail-, or write
to: Annies Mailbox, c/o
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Street, Hermosa Beach, CA
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If you give it your all, substantial
strides can be made in the year
ahead. You already have most of
the answers; you just need to apply
them more effectively.
CANCER (June 21-July 22)
-- Oddly, the more you have to do,
the better youre likely to function.
Whether youre stuck in the office
or out running around, youll be
getting things done.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- The
best ideas youre apt to get today
are likely to involve ways to save
money. Be sure to apply them,
either for your own account or
someone elses.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
-- Spending time with people
not in your usual crowd will give
you a fresh approach on things.
Additionally, conversing with these
people will invigorate your thinking.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) --
Seek out some quiet place where
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-- One of your best attributes is
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others ideas, and to use them in
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Dec. 21) -- An important idea can
be achieved if you slightly alter
or modify your present course
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Jan. 19) -- Youre likely to get an
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-- Take some time to figure out new
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PISCES (Feb. 20-March
20) -- This could be one of those
interesting days when unexpected
developments prove to be the most
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able to take advantage of any
shifting conditions.
ARIES (March 21-April 19)
-- Any flashes of inspiration should
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they concern your home or family.
Follow up on your hunches and
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TAURUS (April 20-May 20) --
Your mental faculties are extremely
acute, giving you the power to
solve all kinds of problems. Put this
force to work on something thats
really important.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) --
Accurately sizing up work- related
situations shouldnt be too difficult.
Chances are youll arrive at your
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