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Fort Fest underway
More than 100 motorcyclists, including 20 members of the Chained Eagles of Ohio, escorted the Ohio Vietnam POW/MIA Wall, above, and the Eyes of Freedom Display from Sidney to Fort Jennings for Fort Fest on Friday afternoon. The POW/MIA Wall is located in Memorial Hall and available for viewing from 9 a.m. to close today and from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. The Eyes of Freedom Display will be housed at the fire station and available for viewing from noon to close today and from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. At right: Fort Jennings Fort Fest celebration began Friday morning with Camp 1812/ Senior Day in the park, which is an interactive camp for grade school children who had the opportunity to learn about crafts and skills used by militia and Native Americans. Pictured are grade school children taking instruction on how to play 2-ball, a game played by tossing two balls connected in and by a leather case and tossed/caught with a wooden stick notched out at the end. Events continue at the park today and Sunday. Above right: During Camp 1812/Senior Day, grade school children were instructed on how to throw a Tomahawk. Pictured is a participant who caught on quickly, hitting and sticking a tomahawk during his turn. (Delphos Herald/Stephanie Groves)

Representative Latta visits area farms Pool hours change
Effective immediately, the Delphos Swimming Pool will open at 2 p.m., weather permitting, for the rest of the season. This is due to the cool weather conditions and the loss of staff. The evening swim hours will begin at 5 p.m. instead of 6 p.m.

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Ardner Open taking teams The 12th annual John Ardner Memorial Golf Outing set for Sept. 1 at The Oaks Golf Course (2425 South Kemp Road) is taking teams. The noon shotgun start includes golf, cart and dinner for $45 per person. RSVP your team by Friday by contacting Nolan Ardner (419-303-9583) or Shawn Ardner (567-204-1062). TODAY Football Scrimmages: Jefferson at Bath, 10 a.m.; Elida at Fort Loramie, TBA Boys Soccer: Ottoville at Spencerville, 11 a.m.; Lincolnview at Lima Senior, 2 p.m. Girls Soccer: Lincolnview at Lima Senior, noon; Wapakoneta at Ottoville, 6 p.m. Co-ed Cross Country: St. John’s/Lincolnview/VW at OHSAA Early-Season Invitational, 9:30 a.m. Partly cloudy today and mostly clear tonight. Highs in the mid 70s and lows in the lower 50s. See page 2.


U.S. Representative Bob Latta, left, talks with Dan “Boomer” Bonifas about his concerns Friday during a visit to the Bonifas farm. (Delphos Herald/Nancy Spencer) Herald and Times Bulletin Staff Reports news@delphosherald.com They were joined on the family farm on ConverseRoselm Road by Dan’s parents, Richard “Bunny” and Dr. Jane Bonifas. The farm has been in the family for 142 years and six generations of Bonifases. They farm 400 acres and have 200 head of

VENEDOCIA — Dan “Boomer” Bonifas and his wife, Janet, were ready for the visit from U.S. Representative Bob Latta Friday morning.

beef cattle. Latta said he was using August as a work period to get out and talk with those he represents in agriculture. “I have 14 counties and I represent the largest number of farmers in the state,” he said. “To do my job, I have

to talk with the farmers and see what they need. A little less than one percent of the population of Ohio is on a farm and just a little under two percent are in the country and they provide food for the rest of the country and world. If we can’t provide our own food, we’re in trouble. The family farmer is the backbone of this country.” Latta himself is no stranger to the farm, having been raised in an agricultural family. His wife’s family farms as well. Dan opened the dialogue with Latta by voicing his concern about the recent portrayal of farmers. “I’m worried about the image we have,” he explained. “We’re getting a bad reputation by what a few do. We raise and have a good, safe product.” His mother agreed. “This is our livelihood,” Dr. Bonifas said. “We want to see our farmland reach its potential. We care for the land and try to keep the soil rich and viable. We do what we can every year and it’s still a gamble.” Janet wanted to make sure Latta knows the importance of what he and Congress do. “I want him and others in Congress to be aware that

every time they set a policy or pass legislation, it impacts the family farmer,” she said. “We have a lot invested in this — a lot of time and energy. I hate to see them legislate for those few who cause a problem. They should be legislating for everyone.” The Bonifases, like most family farms, feel like they are drowning in regulations. “There are $1.8 trillion of regulations on businesses, individuals and farmers in this country today,” Latta declared. “And people wonder why sometimes things get more expensive? You have to hire more people to figure out what the regulations are. There’s a real question about some of these regulations if they are even necessary. And have the regulators seen what those regulations would do out in the real world? I have asked them if they know the impact and they can’t tell me. They don’t go out there and see what is happening. There’s a disconnect.” Latta mentioned the effort 18 months ago at making new safety rules for farms that would have kept farm kids from working on family farms. See LATTA, page 10


Allen County Fair opens Friday


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Opening day of the 163rd Allen County Fair saw a flurry of activity, including a ribbon-cutting ceremony, 4-H livestock deliveries and the Kewpee Showcase of Bands at the Grandstand. Above left: Under the direction of Jan Hare, St. John’s Marching Band use flash and some fancy footwork while presenting its show to a packed grandstand during the Kewpee Showcase. Above right: 4-Hers Rachel and Hannah Dienhart are entering their cute little Nubian goats, which will be housed in the Sheep and Goat Barn. (Delphos Herald/Stephanie Groves)

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For The Record
One Year Ago The Young Riders Horse Club had five members qualify against high standards to compete at the Ohio State Fair Junior Fair show at the Ohio State Fairgrounds. They include Jeanale Bonifas, daughter of Larry and Heather Bonifas of Landeck; Reagan Priest, daughter of Bob Priest and Kara Priest of Van Wert; Leah Lichtensteiger, daughter of Dave and Janice Lichtensteiger of Ohio City; and Lindsey and Paige Motycka, daughters of Joe Motycka of Convoy.


25 Years Ago – 1988 When Harold Glen Brooks photographed Baxter Bridge one February morning in 1985, he never thought the photo would win a contest and be included in an album bound for Australia. So he was more than a little surprised when he was notified recently his photo had captured first place in Category A of the Lima-Allen County Community Ambassador Photo Contest. His winning print will be included in an album community ambassador Kim White will present to her host family in Australia. Delphos Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary presented a gift of $200 to the Delphos Public Library for its services to the elderly. Taking part in the presentation were Helen Gasser, president of the auxiliary; Mary King, trustee; Nancy Mericle, library director; and Doris Keller, junior past madam president of the auxiliary. Larry W. Deitering, son of Larry and Diane Deitering of Delphos, has been named to the dean’s list for the second semester at St. Francis College, Fort Wayne. He achieved a 4.0 grade point average. Deitering is a graduate of St. John’s High School. 50 Years Ago – 1963 The Gospel Mariners Quartet will appear Saturday night at Delphos Evangelic United Brethren Church, according to the Rev. Walter Marks, pastor. Ned Williman, baritone member of the group, is the son-in-law of Rev. and Mrs. Information submitted

Marks and has written many of the songs the quartet sings. Peppers and cabbage are grown in the tri-counties primarily for home use and sale at roadside stands. But last week two extension service representatives looked over experimental fields grown for St. Marys Foods, Inc., and decided peppers and cabbage show promise as a commercial project. The group toured the farms of Al Metzger, northeast of Delphos; Oscar Hempfling, southeast of the city; and Norbert Niemeyer and Karl Krendl, who both farm south of Delphos. Guest speakers at the weekly Rotary luncheon meeting Wednesday at NuMaude’s Restaurant were Irvin Hanf, Service Director for the city of Delphos, and Councilman George Grothous. Both spoke in regards to the tubing of the canal for the purpose of creating off-street parking. 75 Years Ago – 1938 Further plans for the annual K of C picnic to be held Sunday were made at a regular meeting of the local council held in the K of C rooms Tuesday evening. The picnic for members of the local council and their families will be held at P. A. Warnecke’s grove, east of this city, beginning at 2:45 p.m. Sunday. In the event of rain, the outing will be held at Leo German’s place east of Delphos. The Delphos senior league is now without the services of two regular teams. Miller’s Opticians, one of the favorite kittenball teams here for a number of years, has disbanded. Loetz Market has also dropped from the schedule. Russell Judkins, manager of the league play in Delphos, stated that all league games on the Miller and Loetz schedule will be forfeited to the opposing team as the games appear on the league schedule. Mrs. Don Ford, East Second Street, entertained the members of the Nira Club and three guests at her home Tuesday evening. Her guests were Mrs. Robert Lyle, Mrs. Frank Bowsher and Mrs. Lawrence Lang. In euchre, Mrs. James Dillion was high and Margaret Collette, second.

Janet E. Smith


Feb. 1, 1956-Aug. 15, 2013 Janet E. Smith, 57, of Spencerville, passed away peacefully at 6:19 a.m. Thursday at St. Rita’s Medical Center, surrounded by her family after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born Feb. 1, 1956, in Lima to Richard and Shirley Potts Harruff, who survive in Spencerville. On April 26, 1974, she married her best friend and soul mate, Jessie J. Smith, who died Sept. 29, 1995. Survivors include a son, Richard (Sandra) Smith of Celina; a sister, Sherry Wieter, and her fiance, Scott Ditto of Delphos; nephew, Curtis Harruff of Lima; nieces, Beth Wieter of Spencerville, Mandy (Mat) Miller of Spencerville and their children, Mathew and Logan, Jamie (Scott) Bruce of Wapakoneta and their daughter, Amaya, Tammy Coil of Spencerville and her daughter Amber; and brothers-in-law, Leon Wieter and Dennis Harruff, both of Spencerville. She was preceded in death by her sister, Pamela Harruff; and sister-in-law, Roxanne Harruff. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday in the Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home in Spencerville, the Rev. Andrew J. Atkins officiating. Burial will follow in the Spencerville Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. In lieu of gifts or flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Allen County.

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Mary Lou Atkinson
Dec. 25, 1931-Aug. 11, 2013 Mary Lou Atkinson, 81, passed away peacefully at home on Aug. 11 after a courageous battle with lung cancer. She was born in Van Buren, Ind., on Dec. 25, 1931, to Guy Robin and Elizabeth (Volk) McKee. Living all of her young life in Delphos, Mary Lou moved to Chagrin Falls where she married the love of her life, Russell “Russ” R. Atkinson, on Sept. 5, 1970. He preceded her in death on Nov. 15, 2011. She is survived by her son, Robert (Shea) Alexander of Youngstown; her daughter, Toni Carroll (Michael) Jones of Brandon, Miss.; her stepson, Russell (Nancy) Atkinson Jr. of Rockwood, Mich.; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Also preceding her in death were four brothers, Wendell McKee, Paul McKee, James McKee and Charles McKee; and a stepdaughter, Cheryl Kinsey. Her family and faith, centered at her home in Chagrin, were most important to her. At her request, services will be private and arrangements made by StroudLawrence Funeral Home located in Chagrin Falls. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to Hospice of the Western Reserve, 17876 St. Clair Avenue, Cleveland OH 44110.

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ODOT releases weekly road report
reopened in approximately one month. Electronic message boards have been placed along I-75 to guide traffic for the Allen County fair to the appropriate exits. Northbound traffic on I-75 may use exit 124 (Fourth Street), southbound traffic on I-75 can use exit 125 (Ohio 117/309) or exit 122 (Ohio 65). Exit 124 southbound will remain closed throughout the fair. There will be no access to I-75 from Fourth Street during the fair. Use Ohio 65 or Ohio 117/309 to access I-75 from the fairgrounds. Signs have been placed throughout the area to guide traffic to and from the fairgrounds. -Paving of the new lanes on I-75 is under way in the northbound direction outside the barrier wall. Paving will continue north to the Ohio 117/309 interchange. Traffic on I-75 could be affected at times. Motorists are cautioned to watch for concrete trucks entering and exiting the highway over the next several weeks as the operation continues. · Ohio 117/309 is two lanes in each direction without a center turn lane from just east of the interchange with I-75 to Bowman Road during a safety upgrade project which will reconstruct areas of the pavement and install a raised curb median in the center of the roadway. All traffic is currently traveling on the north side of the roadway while work takes place on the south. Only two lanes of traffic are maintained, one lane in each direction, from Willard Avenue (Speedway) to the west of the I-75 interchange. This part of the project will be completed this fall. · Ohio 81 from just west of Stewart Road to just west of Neubrecht Road east of Lima is one lane in each direction

The following is a weekly report concerning construction and maintenance work on state highways within the Ohio Department of Transportation District 1, which includes the counties of Allen, Defiance, Hancock, Hardin, Paulding, Putnam, Van Wert and Wyandot. This report is issued each week beginning in April and continues through November. For the latest in statewide construction, visit www.ohgo. com. Please contact us at 419999-6803 with any information needs. Construction and Maintenance Projects Week of Aug. 19 I-75 Reconstruction Project For the most recent information concerning the I-75 reconstruction project through Lima and Allen County, and the safety upgrade of Ohio 117/309 on Lima’s east side please visit: www.odotlima75.org · I-75 between Fourth Street and Ohio 81 in Lima will have occasional nighttime lane restrictions during reconstruction of the existing lanes of pavement, replacement of mainline bridges and reconstruction of the interchanges. Work began in March and will continue through fall of 2015. Traffic is maintained two lanes in each direction the majority of the time. Lane restrictions generally occur from 7 p.m. until 10 a.m. the following morning. All ramp entrance and exits are currently available. -The I-75 northbound exit ramp to Fourth Street reopened on Thursday. The northbound entrance ramp is expected to reopen in approximately two weeks and the southbound ramps are anticipated to be

in the existing eastbound lanes for pavement reconstruction. All ramp movements are currently maintained at the interchange with I-75. Allen County There are no projects scheduled by the Allen County maintenance garage which will significantly affect traffic in the coming week. Putnam County Ohio 65 between Leipsic and the Henry County line and between Columbus Grove and Ottawa will be restricted to one lane through the work zone for pavement repair. Work is being performed by the Putnam County ODOT maintenance garage. Ohio 12 in Columbus Grove is now open. Van Wert County Ohio 66 north of its intersection with U.S. 30 will close Monday for two days for a culvert replacement. Traffic will be detoured onto U.S. 224 to U.S. 127, to U.S. 30 back to Ohio 66. Work is being performed by the Van Wert County ODOT maintenance garage. Ohio 66 south of its intersection with U.S. 30 will close Aug. 26 for two days for a culvert replacement. Traffic will be detoured onto U.S. 224 to Ohio 189, to Ohio 190 back to Ohio 66. Work is being performed by the Van Wert County ODOT maintenance garage. Ohio 117 near its intersection with Ohio 116 will close Sept. 3 for two days for a culvert replacement. Traffic will be detoured onto Ohio 116 to Ohio 81, to Ohio 66, back to Ohio 117. Work is being performed by the Van Wert County ODOT maintenance garage. U.S. 127 three miles south of Van Wert closed Tuesday for 45 days for bridge repair. Traffic is detoured to Ohio 709 to Ohio 118 back to U.S. 127. Work is being performed by Brumbaugh Construction, Arcanam.

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Delores “Dolly” V. Sheeter

Sheriff asks farmers to inspect corn near intersections
Information submitted VAN WERT — Van Wert County Sheriff Thomas M. Riggenbach is seeking assistance from area farmers and landowners to enhance motorists’ public safety. This is the time of year when cornfields reach their full height and can also hamper visibility at intersections. When the view of approaching traffic is blocked, the results can be serious accidents. Anything which removes sight obstructions, such as trimming the tops of corn stalks down to the level of the ears, helps insure motorist safety. Sheriff Riggenbach asks everyone who farms throughout Van Wert County to inspect intersections where they have corn and remove sight obstructions. This allows all motorists to travel Van Wert County roads with a higher degree of safety.

Delores “Dolly” V. Sheeter, 85, of Delphos, passed away on Friday afternoon at her residence surrounded by her loving family. Arrangements are pending at the Strayer Funeral Home.

COLLINS, Linda Lea (Fox), 63, of Venedocia, funeral services will be at 5 p.m. today at Harter and Schier Funeral Home, Pastor Thomas Emery officiating. Burial will take place at Venedocia Cemetery at a later date. Visitation will be from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorial contributions can be made to the Middle Point Fire Department or Venedocia Lions Club. To leave online condolences for the family, visit www.harterandschier.com.



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TODAY: Mostly sunny in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 70s. East winds 5 to 10 mph. TONIGHT: Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 50s. East winds around 5 mph. CLEVELAND (AP) — These SUNDAY: Mostly sunny. Highs around 80. East winds Ohio lotteries were drawn Friday: around 5 mph. Mega Millions SUNDAY NIGHT: Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 60s. 07-13-26-36-46, Mega Ball: Southeast winds around 5 mph shifting to the south after 37 midnight. Megaplier MONDAY THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT: Mostly 4 clear. Highs in the 80s. Lows in the mid 60s. Pick 3 Evening FRIDAY: Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of 4-0-6 showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 80s. Pick 3 Midday 4-7-6 Pick 4 Evening 5-0-3-7 Wheat $6.01 Pick 4 Midday Corn $5.94 2-7-2-3 Soybeans $13.97 Pick 5 Evening Associated Press 7-4-8-3-9 Pick 5 Midday Today is Saturday, Aug. 17, the 229th day of 2013. There are 3-5-6-9-6 136 days left in the year. Powerball Today’s Highlight in History: Estimated jackpot: $60 million On August 17, 1943, the Rolling Cash 5 Stay in contact with Allied conquest of Sicily during 03-26-29-30-38 World War II was completed as Estimated jackpot: $130,000 your hometown. U.S. and British forces entered Don’t miss out on all the Messina. local news, sports, and community events. An Internet connection is all you need to Fort Jennings Schools get a great deal on the High school - Ala Carte pretzel and cheese every Friday and area’s most comprehensive newspaper. salad bar every Wednesday. High school - additional fruit and vegetable daily. Week of August 21-23 Wednesday: Pepperoni pizza, corn, cocoa bar, fruit. Thursday: Chicken and noodles over mashed potatoes, $ 00 peas, dinner roll, fruit. Offer ends 9/30/13 Friday: Hot dog, baked beans, cake, fruit. Ottoville Local Schools Week of August 21-23 Wednesday: Pizza, chips, corn, pineapple, milk. 405 N. Main St., Delphos, Ohio Thursday: Hamburger, french fries, green beans, applesauce, milk. Friday: Chicken nuggets, tossed salad, butter bread, pears, milk.





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Canal saves life of A.R. Tabler


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The canal probably saved the life of A.R. Tabler, fireman, at the Hinde & Dauch paper mill Saturday night when gasoline which he was pouring into the gas tank of his automobile took fire. Tabler had gone into the company’s garage, where a car, a Ford sedan, and the company’s truck was stored. He started to fill the tank of his car from a 5-gallon can when fumes from the gas took fire from a lantern he had with him. The burning fluid was thrown over his clothing and he saved his life by running to the canal and throwing himself into the water. His right hand was badly burned, the skin of the entire back of the hand being burned. He was taken to the office of a physician for treatment. The fire department was called to the scene of the fire. The machines were moved out and the flames soon extinguished. The upholstering of the sedan was damaged and the machine was otherwise scorched. One tire was burned on the truck and this machine was otherwise scorched. One tire was burned on the truck and this machine also was considerably scorched. The building was not damaged. Delphos Herald, March 23, 1926 ————— To Rehearse For Concert The members of the Delphos Choral society will meet for rehearsal at Jefferson auditorium Tuesday evening. The ladies are requested to meet promptly at 7:30 and the men at 8:00. It is especially requested that all members be present as work for a concert to be given after Easter will be taken up in earnest at this time. Delphos Herald, March 23, 1926 ————— Rubber Roads Said to be Best A plan for widespread promotion of rubber roads in Great Britain has been reported to the Commerce Dept. by its London office. For durability, cleanliness and freedom of vibration, roads made from rubber blocks are said to be unequaled. A British rubber paving block company has been formed, with the idea of selling such roads for “special quiet areas,” such as surround hospitals, historic buildings and bridges. Delphos Herald, July 20, 1928 ————— Police and Firemen Prefer Comfort to Being, ‘Dressed Up’ They are certainly fine new uniforms and it does seem too bad that the people of Delphos have no opportunity to see their new service uniforms just now. But at that, you can’t exactly blame the members of the police and fire departments for delaying the initiation was indefinitely delayed. The uniforms are of a good grade of material and not at all of the summer variety. Hence, all people who have been suffering from the heat, will appreciate the position of the police and firemen, who, naturally, prefer comfort to being “dressed up,” in their new uniforms. The new outfits do make a pleasing appearance of the police and firemen when they get a chance to wear the new clothing, which, in the meantime is reposing in solitary state in the office of Mayor Williams at the city building. Delphos Herald, July 20, 1928

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————— Famous Negro Runner Marries Cleveland Girl Minnie Ruth Solomen, comely colored maid in a local hair-dressing parlor, wrinkled her nose in the general direction of Los Angeles and Miss Quincella Nickerson today and went to the railroad station to say goodbye to her brand new husband, Jessie Owens, negro sprint star. The ill-at-ease Jessie, non too sure of his welcome after stories got about that he was planning to marry the Los Angeles colored girl while Minnie Ruth waited for him here, arrived by train at 6 p.m. last night and within 4 hours he was married. Delphos Herald, July 6, 1935 ————— Gramm Truck Wind in Contest The Gramm truck, manufactured in Delphos, won in a contest against three standard makes of trucks two weeks ago when subjected to a severe test. The trucks were tried out at Batavia, N.Y. for two weeks, hauling sand. Frank Mericle, of Delphos, made the demonstration for the local company. The Batavia council was in the market for a truck and after the demonstration the Gramm truck received the vote of four members of the city council. Two other trucks received one vote each, while the fourth received none. The Gramm truck was purchased and is now in service there. Delphos Herald, Sept. 7, 1926 ————— Slippery Pavement causes Accident with Delphos and Lima cars A slippery pavement was the cause of an automobile accident in which several Delphos people were involved Friday evening. Ralph Brickner, driving a Maxwell coach and accompanied by Miss Helen Schosker, Mrs. Wm. Diller, Mrs. A.S. Brenneman and Arthur Diller, was returning to Delphos from Lima. A Chevrolet coach ahead of his car slowed down suddenly and Mr. Brickner applied his brakes. The car skidded on the wet pavement, turned sideways on the road and was struck by an Essex coach, driven by H.C. Ross, Lima. The Ross car was thrown into the ditch and turned over on the side. It was badly damaged. Ross was not injured. Miss Schosker was thrown from the car to the pavement and had a number of scratches and bruises but was not otherwise injured. The other occupants of the Delphos car escaped injury. The frame of the Maxwell was bent as were the fenders, and the body was somewhat sprung. The accident happened about one mile east of Elida. Delphos Herald, Dec. 1928 —————Shooting at Threshing Site As a result of a threshing dispute in which Winifred Williams was shot and killed at the Green farm, near Bluffton, one week ago last Saturday, three indictments for murder in the first degree were returned by a special jury in Hancock County court at Findlay. The indicated men are, Homer Green and his two sons, Merritt, 26 and Lehr, 20. On account of feeling against the accused men and threatened mob violence they are now being held in a secret jail. The slaying of Winifred Williams, and the shooting of his father took place on the Green farm a week ago. It culminated a grudge between the two families which existed from the time Green leased his farm to Edgar Hartman on a grain share basis. Homer www.edwardjones.com Green said that he had rented his farm to the tenant with the understanding that he was to have the threshing right, when harvest came.

He later learned that Bart Williams and his son were given the threshing rights on the farm. The shooting took place when the Williams threshing outfit was driven to the Green farm. Winifred Williams was instantly killed and Bart Williams, the father, was wounded, when a shotgun in the hands of Merritt Green was discharged. Delphos Herald, Sept. 7, 1926 ————— Will Receive War Equipment Assurance that Delphos will receive a number of World War (one) trophies has been given in a letter to John Wahmhoff curator of the local museum, written by Earl Fisher, former Delphos resident, who is acting under the direction of the adjutant general in the distribution of the war materials. The letter from Mr. Fisher asked as to whether the application for the materials has the approval of the local Legion post. He states that it has been the policy to take care of all Legion applications first but that no such application has been received from the Delphos Legion. This matter will come before the meeting of the Legion here next week and it is likely that it will receive the approval of this organization. A formal application blank was entered with the letter from Mr. Fisher and this will be filled out and sent in by Mr. Wahmhoff as soon as the Legion has given its approval. Mr. Fisher states that the allotment which will be sent to Delphos includes: a machine gun, 10 rifles, 10 bayonets, 2 canteens, 2 sabres, 1 cartridge case and 2 helmets. These were all taken during the war and will make an interesting addition to the museum. It is housed in the basement of the library building and is carefully arranged and classified. It is open each week at least once. It is frequently visited by classes from the local public and parochial schools and on these occasions, Mr. Wahmhoff gives interesting explanations of the various exhibits. Delphos Herald, Sept. 9, 1926 ————— Notice Eagles Picnic at Fisher’s Grove, 2 1/2 miles east of Ft. Jennings, Sunday, Sept. 14. All members and their families are urged to attend. Bring your friends. It will not be necessary to bring tickets, as all refreshments will be free. Members having automobiles are urged to stop at Eagles hall between 8:00 and 9:30 and assist in furnishing conveyance for those who have no machines. John Altenburger, W.P. Delphos Herald, Sept, 9, 1926 ————— Continued in next Saturday’s paper

Fair Board Director petitions available, 5 positions open
Information submitted VAN WERT — Positions for Van Wert County Fair Board Director from the City of Van Wert, Villages of Van Wert County (to include Delphos), Willshire Township, Ridge Township and Harrison Township, are to be elected at the 2013 fair by members of the Van Wert County Agricultural Society. Persons desiring to run for a Fair Board Director position who reside in those areas may obtain a petition at the Van Wert County Fair Office by speaking with Troy Oechsle, Fair Manager. Fair Board Directors are elected by voting held on the last day of the Van Wert County Fair, Sept. 2, at the Fairgrounds office. Votes may be cast by fairgoers who purchase a Membership ticket to the fair and reside in Van Wert County. The Membership ticket is purchased in advance of the fair and the cost is $18. Membership tickets will not be sold after 5 p.m. Aug. 27. This ticket also provides admittance to the fair for all six days the fair is held. These “voting” Membership tickets are only available at the Fair office or directly from Fair Board Directors. There are 24 retail stores and businesses in Van Wert selling “non-voting” or season tickets to the fair. These tickets are the same at $18 but do not carry voting privileges. Season tickets will not be sold after 5 p.m. Aug. 28. The Fair office is open daily from 9 a.m.–5 p.m. and from 9 a.m.–noon Saturdays. The Van Wert County Fair dates are Aug. 28 through Sept. 2. Contact the Fair office at (419)238-9270, vwfair@bright.net or at vanwertcountyfair.com.

‘Ohio’s Dragons and Damsels’ set for September
Information submitted LIMA — Tri-Moraine Audubon Society and the Johnny Appleseed Metropolitan Park District will feature “Ohio’s Dragons & Damsels” at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 3 in the meeting room of OSU Lima’s Visitor and Student Services Center, 3900 Campus Drive. Take the Mumaugh Road entrance to the campus. It’s the first building to your left (first left turn). The program is free and open to the public. Dragonflies and damselflies are fascinating insects. The adults are ravenous predators that fly at speeds up to 35 mph. The larvae are dependent upon clean waters, making them important indicators of water quality. Robert C. Glotzhober, retired senior curator of natural history at the Ohio Historial Society, finds almost any area of natural history of interest and enjoys sharing his enthusiasm for the wonders of nature with groups. In 2008, he was awarded the Wildlife Diversity Conservation Award by the Ohio Division of Wildlife for his work with dragonflies and damselflies in Ohio.

In 2011, he was given the Distinguished Professional Interpreter Award by the Great Lakes Region of the National Association for Interpretation. The stars and starlets of the program are still flying in good numbers and those who attend the meeting are invited to visit one of the district’s parks to make observations and build upon what they learn at the presentation. At 1 p.m. Sept. 21, the Allen County Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist group, Johnny Appleseed Metropolitan Park District (JAMPD) and Tri-Moraine Audubon Society will host a “Fungi Hike” at Kendrick Woods located west of Lima, half a mile north of SR 81, on Defiance Trail. The hike will be led by Robert Antibus, professor of biology and biology department chair at Bluffton University and JAMPD commissioner. Dress for the weather with sturdy walking shoes. Insect repellant, camera, binoculars as desired. Free and open to the public. Experienced and beginning naturalists are welcome.

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“A lie has no leg, but a scandal has wings.” — Thomas Fuller, English clergyman (1608-1661)

Actions speak louder
Bullying. We’ve all met or known one and some of us share their tendencies. They seldom act alone and are seldom challenged. They usually have their own entourage of friends who are either too scared to go against them or just glad it’s someone else being picked on and not them. We’ve all seen the effect of bullies. Here are just two examples of extreme cases of when those being bullied finally pushed back: April 20, 1999, Littleton, Colo. — 14 students (including killers) and one teacher killed, 23 others wounded at Columbine High School in the nation’s deadliest school shooting. Eric Harris, 18, and Dylan Klebold, 17, had plotted for a year to kill at least 500 and blow up their school. At the end of their hour-long rampage, they turned their guns on themselves. Klebold and Harris were both intelligent, came from solid homes with two parents and had older brothers who were three years their senior. When the two boys entered high school, they found it difficult to fit into any of the cliques. As is too common in high school, the boys found themselves frequently picked on by athletes and other students. April 28, 1999, Taber, Alberta, Canada


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— One student killed, one wounded at W. R. Myers High School in first fatal high school shooting in Canada in 20 years. The suspect, a 14-year-old boy, had dropped out of school after he was severely ostracized by his classmates. The list goes on and on. Bullying is not something kids need to “get over” or “tough out.” Bullying is something that needs to be stopped. It’s not a right of passage or a trial by fire. It’s mean, hurtful and can have lasting effects on the victims. Teens who are already struggling with the crushing burdens of growing up are forced to “survive.” It can become so bad students refuse to go to school — or in some cases, come to school prepared to make it stop. All I know is, doing nothing shouldn’t be an option. Inaction equals approval.

deep recession, in 1982, the 10.8 percent unemployment rate exceeded the unemployment rate of even this past recession. Yet just a year later, For the last several weeks, the President has confident businesses were investing, and the been talking about his intention to once again economy created 1 million jobs in a single month. pivot to focus on the issue that has plagued his And by this point after that recession began (66 administration — how to create more jobs for months), the economy had recovered all its lost unemployed Americans. The jobs reports over jobs and gained 9.1 million additional ones. Similarly, at this point after the shallower the last few months have been indicative of how his previous attempts to solve the problem of 1990 recession, the economy had recovered all job losses and gained an additional 8.4 million unemployment have failed. Take the July jobs report. That report showed jobs. At this point in the so-called jobless recovery after the 2001 recession, that 195,000 net jobs were the economy was up 4 million created in June. Typically, jobs. 195,000 jobs per month Yet today, 67 months after would be healthy: It would the recent recession began, the roughly match the number economy is still down 2.2 milof jobs needed to absorb the lion jobs. This makes it the growth of the working-age worst economic recovery since population. But with millions the Great Depression. of Americans still out of a Dive deeper into the numjob, we have to do more than bers and you’ll find that the simply keep up. average unemployed person Looking behind the numhas been searching for a job bers explains why the report for eight months. Many more was so disappointing. have simply given up looking. First, while 195,000 net In fact, under President Obama, jobs were created in June, for every net job created, five the number of Americans other people have given up working part-time jumped by Portman looking for a job. 432,000, which means the number Why has this recovery been so poor? It’s of Americans working full-time actually fell. Much of this shift is a predictable result of certainly not a lack of “stimulus.” President Obamacare, which inadvertently encourages Obama’s staggering $1.7 trillion in stimulus employers to shift their employees to part-time initiatives have only proven once again that work in order to avoid expensive new health-care governments cannot borrow and spend their way to prosperity. And the Federal Reserve has mandates. Investor’s Business Daily recently reported shown that endless monetary stimulus can be a that retailers have begun cutting employee hours policy dead-end as well. Instead, the president’s policies have contribat a rate not seen in three decades. They call it “a sudden shift that can only be explained by the uted to the sluggish recovery. The single largest predictor of job growth is onset of Obamacare’s employer mandates.” Cutting worker hours will not show up in the business investment. In fact, over the past sevunemployment rate, yet it represents another bar- eral decades, the link has been nearly perfect: rier for families struggling to make ends meet. Every 1 percent increase in business investment The president’s announced delay of the employer leads to a 0.27 percent increase in private-sector mandate until after the 2014 election may only jobs. The more businesses invest and expand, the more employees they will hire, and the delay the law’s resulting shift to part-time work. And that is not the only job-killing impact stronger the economy will grow. Yet four years since the recession was of this law. Its expensive new burdens apply to businesses with 50 or more employees, which declared over, business investment remains is creating a new class of businesses known as sluggish because entrepreneurs lack faith in “49ers.” Don’t expect these employers to create the economy. Business surveys reveal that the new jobs as long as Obamacare is on the books: impact of Obamacare, a surge in regulations, the threat of cap-and-trade, and trillions in new The government fines would be too large. Secondly, even if we were gaining full-time government debt have led to less investment and jobs, 195,000 would be inadequate to put people more caution. In this uncertain environment, back to work in an economy that lost 8.7 mil- investing, expanding, and hiring new employees lion jobs during the recent recession. Producing are simply too risky. Washington cannot encourage job creation enough jobs for the new workers entering the labor force is not good enough. As has been by punishing job creators. Instead, lawmakers the case after every recession since the Great should simplify the tax code, replace Obamacare Depression, a strong recovery is also needed to with patient-centered health reforms, encourage energy exploration, and rein in runaway spendput Americans back to work. Steep recessions like the one we experienced ing. Entrepreneurs want to expand, and millions a few years ago are typically followed by sharp want to work. Washington should remove the recoveries. For example, during the last equally shackles and unleash the economy’s potential.

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The meaning of Hillary
WASHINGTON — Three years out and you’d think the deed was done: Madame President Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton. She’s everywhere these days because: (a) It’s August; (b) Reporters are bored with President Obama; (c) Reporters are bored with Joe Biden; (d) Clintons are never boring. Correct. Op-ed columns are filled with advice about what Hillary needs to do. She needs a narrative. A message. It can’t be that she’s a Clinton or a woman. It has to be … What? Here’s a thought: She can save the world. Yes, all right, perhaps a trifle hyperbolic, but hear me out. And keep in mind that this works only as a long game. We may not live to see salvation but one has to start somewhere. Thus far, invasions, bunker-busting megabombs and killer drones seem not to be having the desired effect. Let’s begin with a working (and provable) premise: Women, if allowed to be fully equal to men, will bring peace to the planet. This is not so far-fetched a notion. One, men have been at it for thousands of years, resulting in millions and millions of corpses. Two, countries where women are most oppressed and abused are also the least stable. Three, as women become more empowered, especially financially, countries become more stable. When women have money, they can feed their families, get health care, educate their children, start businesses and so on. The ripple effect is stronger families, stronger communities, and ultimately saner nations. This fact, reinforced by numerous economic studies, has not escaped the attention of corporate America, which is investing heavily to reach women in developing coun-


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tries. As Muhtar Kent, the CEO of Coca-Cola, put it: “Women are already the most dynamic and fastest-growing economic force in the world today.” What does this have to do with Hillary? Quite a bit. Rewinding the tape to 1995 at the U.N. Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, then-first lady Hillary Clinton empowered women as never before with just a few words: “Human rights are women’s rights and women’s rights are human rights, once and for all.” Imagine that. Well, of course, we can imagine that. Our Founding Fathers created the instruments to codify this concept, even if it took a while to imprint on our psyches and to be reflected in our laws. But elsewhere, in places where women are tortured, abused, sold into slavery and disfigured, all to the “glory” of men, it was a trumpet blast from heaven’s gate that caused the earth to tremble: Women are human beings, too. How do you say “wow” in Lingala? At the time, it was a revolutionary statement and helps explain why Hillary is one of the most recognized and revered individuals in the world. While Americans obsess about Hillary’s hair and married life, others have been studying her for inspiration. To millions, she is a role model and a warrior for women’s right to self-determination. As secretary of state, she continued the work of her predecessors, Condoleezza Rice and Madeleine Albright,

who first insisted that women’s rights be part of our foreign policy, and then pushed further. Under Hillary’s watch, Obama made permanent the Office of Global Women’s Issues and appointed longtime Hillary colleague Melanne Verveer as ambassador-at-large. These strides in soft diplomacy may get less ink than, say, John Kerry’s progress toward Middle East peace talks, but they are no less important in the longer term. Far newsier than yet another round of “peace talks,” necessary though they be, are the implications of the global explosion in women’s economic and, therefore, political power. Whether one likes or dislikes Hillary, few dispute that she has matured in her public role. Her resume can be topped by few and the symbolic power of electing a woman president — especially this woman — can’t be overestimated. Many doubtless shudder at the prospect of Hillary Clinton as the most powerful person in the world, but we’ve done worse. For what it’s worth, many in the Bush White House said privately they hoped Hillary would win because they felt she was the better prepared to handle international challenges. Whatever transpires during the next three years, we can be sure the world’s women are watching closely. In 2007 when I traveled through the Middle East with then-first lady Laura Bush, every woman I met was riveted by the U.S. presidential election and wanted to talk about only this: Will Hillary win? In 2008, it seemed possible. In 2016, barring a Benghazi surprise, it seems probable. Kathleen Parker’s email address is kathleenparker@ washpost.com.

Abortion coverage for Congress under health law?
By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated Press WASHINGTON — The politics of the abortion debate are always tricky for lawmakers. They may soon get personal. An attempt to fix a problem with the national health care law has created a situation in which members of Congress and their staffers could gain access to abortion coverage. That’s a benefit currently denied to them and to all federal employees who get health insurance through the government’s plan. Abortion opponents say the Obama administration needs to fix the congressional exception; abortion rights supporters say such concerns are overblown. The abortion complication is another headache for the administration as it tries to shoehorn members of Congress and certain staffers into insurance markets coming later this year under President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul. An amendment by Iowa Republican Sen. Charles Grassley — who opposes “Obamacare” and abortion — requires lawmakers and their personal staff to get private coverage through the same markets that uninsured Americans will use. Last week, the Office of Personnel Management said the government would keep paying its share of premiums for lawmakers and affected staffers who must leave the federal employee health care system by Jan. 1. That eased a major anxiety for several thousand staffers accustomed to getting the same benefits as other federal employees.

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Calendar of Events
TODAY 9-11:30 a.m.— Delphos Project Recycle at Delphos Fuel and Wash. 9 a.m.-noon — Interfaith Thrift Store is open for shopping. St. Vincent dePaul Society, located at the east edge of the St. John’s High School parking lot, is open. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. — Delphos Postal Museum is open. 12:15 p.m. — Testing of warning sirens by Delphos Fire and Rescue. 1-3 p.m. — Delphos Canal Commission Museum, 241 N. Main St., is open. 7 p.m. — Bingo at St. John’s Little Theatre. SUNDAY 8-11:30 a.m. — Knights of Columbus benefit for St. John’s School at the hall, Elida Avenue. 1-3 p.m. — The Delphos Canal Commission Museum, 241 N. Main St., is open. MONDAY 11:30 a.m. — The Green Thumb Garden Club will meet at the Delphos Public Library for luncheon and program. Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff St. 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. 7:30 p.m. — Jefferson Athletic Boosters meet at the Eagles Lodge, 1600 E. Fifth St.

Parcel Post celebrates 100 years
The more you learn about today’s post office, the more difficult it seems to follow all the rules. Today, because of automation, there are rules for shape, sizes, weights, thickness and readability. If you look at the mail you receive, most pieces already have a barcode printed right above your address. These rules have had to evolve as the machinery has become more sophisticated and more and more mail is handled by automation It’s quite amazing how the handling of mail has changed from the old Post Office Department to the modern day United States Postal Service. For one, there were some very interesting rules that Postmasters were required to follow. Those of you over the age of 50 might recall that if you sent a parcel and you also wanted to send a letter in or on it, you had to pay separate postage for the letter. The clerk was supposed to ask you what was in the package and if it contained First Class matter. Of course people objected to both the question and the fact that they had to pay additional postage for the letter. The regulation as it reads today states: “Parcel Post mail is not sealed against postal inspection. Regardless of physical closure, the mailing of articles at Parcel Post prices constitutes consent by the mailer to postal inspection of the contents.” Keep in mind that First Class mail cannot be opened under any circumstances – we call that sanctity of the seal. In the early part of the 20th century, there was one group that really pinched pennies and even got a little joy out of beating the establishment. I am referring to college students. During that time frame, you didn’t have the modern conveniences of washing machines in dormitories ,and since mail delivery of parcel post was quite swift, it was very common for students to mail their dirty laundry home and get back the clean items in a short time frame. Being cautious about postmasters understanding the true letter of the law, the regulations spelled out exactly what was to be done. It stated that postmasters should be extremely diligent by inspecting packages of dirty laundry for personal letters stuck in amongst the clothes. I assure you I believed in having patrons pay the correct amount of postage, but dig through dirty laundry? I think not. One additional regulation written in those early postal manuals dealt with minors who might be receiving “questionable material” through post office box service. Remember most people received their mail at the post office. If you need further explanation as to what was “questionable” think of the items arriving in a plain brown wrapper. Still not sure what it meant? Please note they specifically stated “minors.” The postmaster was given a directive that if he or she were to discover that minors were indeed receiving this material through the mail, they were required to contact the parents or guardian of the recipient and make them aware of the situation. I don’t think that would go very far today. The Post Office is celebrating the 100th anniversary of parcel post this year. In the early 1920s, there was a man named William H. Coltharp who was located in Vernal, Utah. He was interested in building a bank in Vernal and wanted to use bricks made by the Salt Lake Pressed Brick Company in Salt Lake City, Utah. Vernal being more than 120 miles away meant that freight charges for the 80,000 bricks would be four times the actual cost of the brick itself. After becoming familiar with post office operations, the bricks were loaded into crates that could not exceed 50 pounds in weight and mailed from Salt Lake to Vernal. The post office became aware of the situation and stated “it is not the intent of the United States Postal Service that buildings be shipped through the mail.” But there really wasn’t anything to stop them from doing it. The Bank of Vernal was completed and was nicknamed “The Parcel Post Bank.” The building still exists and is still used as a bank; it now serves as a branch office of Zion’s Bank and is located on West Main Street in the city of Vernal. Get a load of that smile! Chelsea is a young and beautiful shepherd / rottweiler mix that somehow grew up smaller than either breed. She has a muscular, compact frame and gorgeously square muzzle. Couple that with her eyeliner pattern and abbreviated tail, and you have one impressive pup. Chelsea loves fetching toys and relishes human contact. Willie is a 2-year-old tabby that has a unique pattern and is addicted to watching the world outside. Willie was caught in a trap and found with several puncture wounds from being attacked by other cats. Luckily, after being held for 90 days, he tested negative for any diseases and now can be adopted. Willie is an incredibly nice and docile cat with an old soul.

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Mini Soccer Preview Capsules
OTTOVILLE BOYS SOCCER Ottoville head boys soccer coach Eric Gerker won’t have his usual deep team as he begins the 2013 season at 11 a.m. today at Spencerville. He only has 14 players this fall, 11 of them lettermen from a 12-4-1 edition of a year ago (3-1-0 in the Putnam County League). The two most experienced veterans are fourth-year seniors Alex Horstman (midfielder) and Lucus Maag (forward). The next two are juniors back for their third seasons of varsity ball: Brandt Landin (midfielder) and Austin Honigford (defender/sweeper). The remainder of the veterans will enter their second seasons of varsity soccer: Jordan Kelch (senior defender/ sweeper), Colin Bendele (junior goalkeeper), Joe Van Oss (junior defender), Joel Beining (junior midfielder/defender), Jared Fanning (sophomore forward), Drew Williams (sophomore midfielder/forward) and Rudy Wenzlick (sophomore defender). The Big Green open today, then follow that up with a home match versus Van Wert Monday (5 p.m.), a road match at Riverdale Wednesday (5 p.m.), a home match against Bryan 1 p.m. Aug. 24 and an Aug. 27 road contest at Lincolnview (5 p.m.) OTTOVILLE GIRLS SOCCER The Ottoville Lady Green soccer squad opens 2013 6 p.m. today versus Wapakoneta. Fourth-year head coach Tim Kimmet will not have quite the depth he has had as 16 players on this year’s edition, with none of them freshmen. However, 10 of them are veterans from last fall’s 11-7 unit (1-2-1 in the Putnam County League). Expect strong leadership — especially on the defensive side of the pitch — from experienced seniors Monica Sarka (midfielder), Megan Schnipke (defender), Daniel Trenkamp (goalkeeper) and Amy Tumblin (defender). As well, two juniors in Courtney Von Sossan (midfielder) and Lexi Wannemacher (midfielder) and sophomores Dana Eickholt (forward), Alena Horstman (defender) and Erica Brickner (defender) are also back to lend a veteran hand. Besides this evening, the next three outings for the Lady Green and Gold are at home versus Van Wert (6 p.m.) Tuesday, a road match versus Jefferson Thursday (5 p.m.) and a home matchup versus Bryan 11 a.m. Aug. 24. SPENCERVILLE CO-ED SOCCER The Bearcats host Ottoville 11 a.m. this morning but will do so with an extremely youthful unit. Among its 22 players are one senior — fourth-year midfielder Tricia Riley — one junior in third-year man Byron Gay (goalkeeper/forward), six second-year sophomores (out of seven total) in David Wisher (forward), Billy Sidey (defender), Cole Ward (defender/goalkeeper), Austin Rex (forward), Noah Schweitzer (defender) and Riley Klaus (midfielder); and a baker’s dozen of freshmen. Besides this afternoon’s contest, the Bearcats will have a home match against Botkins 5 p.m. Aug. 27. LINCOLNVIEW BOYS SOCCER The Lincolnview Lancer boys of cohead coaches Mark McCleery and Nick Evans open 2 p.m. today versus Lima Senior at Lima Stadium. The third-year program (15-13-5) has a limited bench with only 14 players out, eight of them veteran starters from last fall’s 6-7-5 edition. Three of those returnees are seniors in Bryce Campbell (midfielder), Dalton Kayser (defender) and Conner McCleery (midfielder/forward). Four 11th-graders also are back in Austin Leeth (midfielder/forward), Dalton Schmersal (defender/goalkeeper), Wyatt Schmersal (defender) and Tyler Wannemacher (defender). The Lancers have two other matches in the next two weeks: Tuesday at home (5 p.m.) versus the Fort Wayne Fusion and a home match versus Ottoville Aug. 27 (5 p.m.). LINCOLNVIEW GIRLS SOCCER Lincolnview’s girls footballers visit Lima Stadium to battle Lima Senior noon today. However, the Lady Lancers continue to struggle with the depth issue as only 12 girls dot the 2013 roster. Expect veteran seniors such as Cassie Hale (forward/ defender), Lydia Myers (defender) and Joanne Myers (defender) to lead the effort. As well, juniors Julia Thatcher (midfielder/forward), Claire Clay (midfielder/defender) and Hannah McCleery (forward/defender). Other than this afternoon’s matchup, the Lancers will host Crestview in the Northwest Conference opener 5 p.m. Aug. 26.

Jays get first live work on gridiron
By JIM METCALFE Staff Writer jmetcalfe@delphosherald.com DELPHOS — Football coaches use the first scrimmage of any season as the first chance to really see what their guys can do against someone other than a familiar jersey. For St. John’s coach Todd Schulte, the Blue Jays’ scrimmage versus Van Buren Friday night at Stadium Park was also a chance to maybe answer some questions entering the 2013 regular season in two weeks. “I really did not know what to expect from our guys coming into this scrimmage. I had a lot of questions coming in as to how we’d compete,” he explained. “We competed well, so that was good to see. We’ve been battling some injuries during the pre-season and have had to move people around; we’ve had to get some younger guys in there or different guys than we expected. It is what is.” After the junior varsity teams tied 0-0 after two series each of 10 plays (the Black Knights scored on two touchdown tosses when they went six plays from the Jays’ 15), the varsity took the field. Tyler Jettinghoff scored on a 25-yard touchdown sojourn on the final play of the Jays’ first series of 10 plays. Each team had two series. When it went to more situational activity, such as starting from the opponent’s 35, Jettinghoff tacked on a 7-yard run.



St. John’s offensive linemen Jaret Jackson (55), Spencer Ginter and Wes Buettner go up against the Van Buren front wall Friday night at Stadium Park. (Delphos Herald/Dena Martz) Starting at the opponent’s 15 saw St. John’s Mitchell MacLennan score on a 14-yard run, Andy May grabbing a 15-yard scoring toss from Nick Martz and Jettinghoff adding a 15-yard scoring run. Andy May added all the extra points (unrushed) and a 20-yard field goal. The Knights then retaliated with a 15-yard TD pass, a 2-yard scoring run and another 12-yard scoring toss. In game situation, Jettinghoff finished off the Jays’ first series on play five with an 18-yarder. The Knights countered with a 4-yard run on their 10th play. “I’ve coached long enough — our coaches have done this long enough — that you see things you’ve always seen, that you’ve done before,” Schulte added. “It’s normal to see things you did well and what you didn’t do well. We’ve got a lot to work on but that’s what you find out in your first live action like this.” The Jays will host Celina 5:30 p.m. Thursday (instead of Friday) to finish pre-season preparations.

Local Golf Round Up
Jefferson is in an NWC quad at Bluffton Golf Course 4 p.m. Wednesday. Team scores: LINCOLNVIEW 168: Joshah Rager 37, Justis Dowdy 41, Logan Miller 44, Troy Patterson 46, Damon Norton 48, Braden Thatcher 48. CRESTVIEW 179: Jake Mengerink 40, Connor Lautzenheiser 43, Cain Lautzenheiser 48, Ronnie Schumm 48, Jon Germann 51, Cyler Miller 52. JEFFERSON 189: Nick Fitch 45, Carter Mox 47, Ryan Bullinger 48, Tyler Rice 49, Zach Wannemacher 51, Jacob Hamilton 53. ADA 202: Slade Downing 38, Connor English 43, Alex Nickelson 55, Logan Reedy 66, Steve Gray 70, Chanler Hughart 78. ——Bearcats seize ‘W’ in league tri-match KALIDA — Led by the 42 of medalist Mitchell Youngpeter, Spencerville’s boys golf crew seized a 187-211-215 Northwest Conference tri-match win Friday at Country Acres Golf Club. Chance Campbell added a 45 for the Bearcats (5-0, 1-0 NWC), who next visit Paulding (Auglaize Country Club) for an NWC quad 4 p.m. Monday. Logan Diller was low man with a 45 for the host

Rager paces Lancer boys to NWC quad win VAN WERT — Lincolnview boys golf team took a Northwest Conference quad match Friday at Hickory Sticks. Led by Joshah Rager’s medalist-winning 37, the Lancers downed host Crestview, Jefferson and Ada 168-179-189-202. Jake Mengerink led the Knights with a 40, while Nick Fitch was low scorer for the Wildcats with a 45. Slade Downing was low man for the Bulldogs with a 38. Crestview hosts another NWC quad match involving Lincolnview 4 p.m. Monday.

Europe builds a lead on American soil
Associated Press from the hole. “Part of the problem we had with it was the rules official lasered the flag and made it public information. So he gave them a number,” Lewis said. That was a moot point, however, when Ciganda eventually dropped from an entirely different spot. She hit her fourth shot just off the green and holed a 15-foot putt right when it looked as if the Americans would take the lead. “The explanation was about as bad as the ruling, I thought,” Lewis added. “I don’t think it was correct. It took way too long. It killed the momentum of our match. It killed the momentum of the matches behind us and it’s just not what you want the rules officials to ever do.” It was a tough day for Lewis, coming off a Women’s British Open title at St. Andrews. Lewis struggled with the pace of light-

Bulldogs (1-3, 1-1), who are in a Crestview Quad 4 p.m. Monday. Ben Heilshorn was the best scorer with a 47 for the Panthers (0-2, 0-1). Team scores: SPENCERVILLE 187: Mitchell Youngpeter 42, Chance Campbell 45, James Schaad 46, Keaton Gillispie 54, Parker Campbell 64. COLUMBUS GROVE 211: Logan Diller 45, Brandon Hoffman 54, Logan Hardeman 54, Kyle Welty 58, Noah Oglesbee 59, Cody Woods 60. PA U L D I N G 215: Ben Heilshorn 47, Justin Adams 51, Brad Crawford 56, Kaleb Becker 61.

OHIO DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES DIVISION OF WILDLIFE Weekly Fish Ohio Fishing Report! CENTRAL OHIO Kiser Lake (Champaign County) This 394-acre lake is perfect for a quiet day on the water since no motors are allowed. The lake has a good population of largemouth bass; try plastics, top-water baits and crankbaits along the lily pads or cover on the north side of the lake. Crappie will become more active as the water cools this fall; fish with minnows in the old creek channel, around woody cover, or dip baits in the lily pads. Bluegill are also being taken around aquatic vegetation and cover using wax worms. Kokosing River (Knox County) - Part of Ohio’s first water trail, this stream provides a good day on the water catching smallmouth bass and rock bass. Smallmouths are active around cover in pools and runs; use small tubes or crankbaits in crawfish or shiner patterns around woody cover and boulders. Rock bass can be caught in the same areas using the same baits. Channel catfish can be caught in deep pools using shrimp, nightcrawlers and prepared baits. NORTHWEST OHIO Wayne Carr Lake (Paulding County) - This 15-acre lake located on CR 11, just 1/2-mile south of CR 424, should be producing nice bluegill and largemouth bass right now. The best fishing for bluegill is usually along the shoreline, using nightcrawlers fished under a slip bobber. For largemouths, try casting nightcrawlers, minnows or plastic worms. There is a public use boat ramp available but boats

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PARKER, Colo. — Europe took an important step Friday toward winning the Solheim Cup on American soil. Carlota Ciganda of Spain salvaged an unlikely par from a hazard on the par-5 15th hole and kept her and Suzann Pettersen from falling behind. Pettersen won the next hole with a birdie, sending them from 2 down at the turn to a 1-up victory in a pivotal fourballs match that staked Europe to a 5-3 lead. A long day at Colorado Golf Club ended with Stacy Lewis, on the losing end of that match, getting into a heated discussion with an official over the use of a laser by the official to determine the right drop. At one point, Lewis threw her hands in the air. Along with using a laser, Lewis was upset with the length of the chaotic ruling. The laser was used to make sure Ciganda’s options would be equal distance

are restricted to 10-HP motors. In addition, there is a 10 fish daily limit on bluegill and an 18-inch minimum size limit for bass here. Killdeer Plains Pond #30 (Wyandot County) - This pond is located southeast of Harpster, off TWP Hwy. 125. Just south of the railroad tracks, turn west and follow the gravel lane back to the pond. Largemouth bass should be biting now; try the west bank in the mornings or evenings with weedless soft top-water baits over the weed beds. A jig-and-pig fished along the weed line and in open-water pockets is another effective technique. No ramp is available; however, small boats may be used. There is a 10-HP limit. Wading is also popular along the east and south shores. NORTHEAST OHIO Atwood Lake (Carroll/Tuscarawas counties) - White bass are active this time of year and are easy to catch; watching for surface disturbances or circling birds can reveal the location of feeding schools of these fish, which may then be caught on a variety of small, minnow-imitating baits such as silver shad raps or spoons. Division of Wildlife sampling in the last few years found excellent numbers of white bass from 10-14 inches. Numerous channel catfish are also present, with most 16-plus inches and many exceeding 2 feet long. Catfish are also biting well and can be caught off the bottom near structure such as points, humps and creek channels on a variety of natural baits. Nightcrawlers, cut fish, chicken liver and shrimp can all prove effective.

Rees gets 2nd chance as Notre Dame’s starting QB
Associated Press SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Tommy Rees has seen the highs and lows of being quarterback at Notre Dame the past three years. He won his first four starts as a freshman at Notre Dame Stadium, Yankee Stadium, Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and the Sun Bowl. Last season as a junior, he helped rally the Irish to victories against Purdue, Michigan and Stanford and started in a victory over BYU as Notre Dame ultimately advanced Rees to the national title game. The lowlights? An embarrassing 28-27 loss to Tulsa in 2010 when Rees threw three interception, fumbling the ball on first-and-goal from the 7 in the fourth quarter in a 35-31 loss to Michigan two seasons ago and being pulled at halftime while struggling against Stanford in the 2011 regular-season finale. He was also arrested a year ago after running away from an offcampus party and knocking the wind out of a police officer who caught up to him and then he was booed by the Notre Dame fans moments before entering the game in the fourth quarter against Purdue and leading the Irish to victory. He won the starter’s job back by default after Everett Golson was suspended for the semester because of academics. But Rees believes he’s ready, saying all he’s been through has taught him lessons. “It’s a journey. I’ve learned a lot,” he said. “The past year’s been pretty crazy. I would never have guessed that coming in here. But you just deal with everything one step at a time and lean

ning-fast greens on the front nine as she and Lizette Salas fell too far behind to catch up in morning foursomes. Lewis played with another U.S. rookie, Lexi Thompson, who twice squandered good birdie chances late in the fourballs. Lewis is 1-5 in the Solheim Cup. Pettersen and Carolina Hedwall led the European charge by winning both their matches. Pettersen, playing in her seventh Solheim Cup, drilled a fairway metal into 20 feet on the 16th hole that set up Beatriz Recari for the eagle putt to take charge in a foursomes match. In the afternoon, it was Pettersen’s 7-foot birdie putt on the 16th — after Thompson three-putted for par — that gave Europe the lead. Hedwall was part of what European captain Liselotte Neumann called her “Swedish Vikings” to lead off the warm, sunny opening session south of Denver. Hedwall and Anna Nordqvist finished the front nine with two birdies to build a 3-up lead and they never let Lewis and Salas any closer.

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on the people you care about and care about you. I’ve had a great support system throughout it all.” The 6-2, 215-pound senior heads into the season as possibly the biggest question mark facing a Notre Dame squad eager to show last year’s 12-0 regular season wasn’t a fluke. Rees showed last season he could come in when Golson was struggling or injured and provide a spark. But can he provide the same consistency when opposing coaches are game-planning against him? He doesn’t have Golson’s arm strength or running ability. In the only start last season when he played the entire game, Rees was 7-of-16 passing for 117 yards with one interception in a 17-14 victory over BYU, missing seven straight passes and attempting only three overall in the second half. While those numbers aren’t inspiring, coach Brian Kelly said with Rees at quarterback he knows what to expect. “If you use a word, very comfortable starting the season where maybe there was a little anxiety last year not knowing what we were going to get from Everett,” he said. Kelly acknowledges the Irish need to score more points after averaging 25.8 points a game last season, ranking 78th in the nation — the lowest among BCS teams. But the Irish were only slightly better when Rees was the starter for most of 2011, averaging 29.2 points a game. The last four games Rees has started and played extensively, the Irish haven’t scored more than 17 points. The biggest knock against Rees as a starter was that he turned the ball over too often with 14 interceptions and five fumbles in 2011. Although Rees’ performance that season is generally considered disappointing, his 65.5 percent completion rate was the second best in school history, trailing only Jimmy Clausen at 68 percent in 2009. His career completion rate of 64.2 percent is the best in Notre Dame history. His 20.7 completions per game in 2011 rates fourth in school history, while his yards per game of 220.8 that season ranks eighth.


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Logano sets track record in qualifying at Michigan
Associated Press BROOKLYN, Mich. — On another record-setting day at Michigan International Speedway, Joey Logano raced to one of the fastest qualifying speeds in NASCAR history. Logano won the pole at 203.949 mph Friday in his No. 22 Ford, breaking the track record set by Marcos Ambrose last year. Ambrose’s mark of 203.241 came on the first Sprint Cup weekend on a newly paved surface at MIS. His record lasted 14 months. Logano’s speed was the ninth-highest by a NASCAR pole winner — and the fastest since Bill Elliott set the record of 212.809 at Talladega on April 30, 1987. “I don’t know how fast it is but it feels freaking fast,” Logano said. Kurt Busch qualified second and points leader Jimmie Johnson was third. Logano is 16th in the Cup standings and this is his first pole of the year. He could use a good showing this weekend as he tries to make a final push to reach the Chase for the Sprint Cup. Logano is 27 points behind 10th-place Martin Truex Jr. and hasn’t won a race this season. But a victory at Michigan could change everything, vaulting him closer to Chase position on points and boosting his chances at a wild card. There are four races left before the Chase. “We’re 27 points out. That doesn’t sound like a lot but the amount of cars that are in between us is a lot,” Logano added. “We’re one bad race from saying, ‘we’re out.’ So we’ve got to make the most out of these four.” It’s the sixth career pole for the 23-yearold Logano. He’s coming off three consecutive top-10 finishes, although he hasn’t won in over a year. Logano finished ninth at Michigan in June. Busch is in 11th place in the standings, so his solid starting position comes at a good time for him. Busch started second in this year’s earlier race at MIS but finished 35th. “It’s really neat to overlay exactly what we did here in June, when we were outside pole, and try to improve on that,” Busch said. “The pace today was just quick. It was just an extreme pace that the qualifying simulations were showing us. I shot for a 35.35 (seconds) in my mind for a lap time and ran a 35.347. I thought it would be good enough for the pole but Logano just hit it perfectly.” Despite the high speeds, Busch said his ride was pretty smooth. “When your car is good, it’s very stable,” Busch added. “When you run 203 mph and you’re kicking yourself a little bit like I am for just going in a little too light, that’s just because the car was stable. So 203 mph is not a problem. “That’s what Dave Ferroni, my PR guy, asked. He said, ‘Is that the fastest you’ve ever gone around a track in a stock car, average speed-wise?’ And I said, ‘Unbelievable. At 203 mph it didn’t feel like it’.” Mark Martin qualified fourth and Dale Earnhardt Jr. was seventh. Defending Cup champion Brad Keselowski was ninth. Johnson has never won in 23 Cup races at Michigan. “Of course we wanted to be a little bit better but we had a very smooth and clean practice session made some good changes to the car and found speed as the session went on,” Johnson said. “Came close to getting another pole during qualifying, so all in all just really good.” Grand-Am series to make debut at Kansas Speedway KANSAS CITY, Kan. — The new road course at Kansas Speedway will get its first real taste of speed this weekend when the Grand-Am series visits the 2.37mile circuit for the first time. There’s a lot riding on tonight’s race, too. The merger between the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series and the American Le Mans Series announced earlier this year means Kansas Speedway could be left out of a combined schedule next season. More established venues such as Road Atlanta and Daytona are virtually assured of dates, making it more difficult for a newcomer such as Kansas to land a race weekend. “The issue is simply math,” Kansas Speedway President Pat Warren said. “How many races are there going to be on the schedule next year? How many places are they going to go and which tracks may or may not be included? I don’t think it’s a reflection on Kansas Speedway. It’s not a reflection on the track or the market and it’s not a reflection on the long-term.” Indeed, even if Kansas Speedway is left off the schedule of the rebranded United SportsCar Racing series next year, Warren told reporters it would aggressively pursue future races. “They have to make some decisions for 2014 that are some tough decisions,” he added. “As they try to figure out how they want to grow the series, what they want to do to bring the two series together, we just don’t know where we fit in that picture.” Rather than focus on things they can’t control, Warren and his team are focusing on what they can: a strong sports car debut that could convince series powerbrokers to stick around. Officials are anticipating a crowd of


about 15,000 — and are hopeful for more than 20,000 with good weather — for tonight’s Grand-Am Rolex Series race. The 2-hour, 45-minute race highlights two days of events at Kansas Speedway that also include today’s Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge developmental series and two races in the Lamborghini Super Trofeo series. The early feedback from drivers about the surface has been positive. Daytona Prototypes were doing more than 190 mph on the main track before reaching Turn 1, the most demanding on the circuit. The tight left-hander sends cars through an S-curve and down the back straightway before a hairpin turns sends them on the return. They get back on the main track in Turn 2, head down the backstretch and through Turns 3 and 4 to complete a lap. “It’s a very challenging track, I can tell you,” said Max Angelelli, a former Rolex series champion. “It’s not like you approach a corner, brake, turn, go back on throttle, and that’s it. You have two corners that are extremely technical.” Angelelli and teammate Jordan Taylor are chasing point leaders Ryan Dalziel and Alex Popow as they enter the 10th stop on the 12-race schedule. Jon Fogarty and Alex Gurney are second in points with familiar names such as Christian Fittipaldi and Scott Pruett also giving chase. “It’s one of the fastest tracks we’ve been to,” said Oswaldo Negri Jr., who turned some of the quickest laps at Kansas during last year’s testing session. “It’s one of the hardest ovals that we have gone to; it is much faster than Homestead or any of the others. There aren’t many passing zones but the track is fun to drive and we had a good car when we tested there, so I am looking forward to being back.” Funny Car points leader Hagan tops qualifying BRAINERD, Minn. — Funny Car points leader Matt Hagan topped qualifying Friday in the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway. Hagan had a run of 4.044 seconds at 315.34 mph in his Dodge Charger. He has four event victories this year. “This whole year has been phenomenal,” Hagan said. “We’re going to keep working hard. Dickie (Venables, crew chief) put a great horse under me and I’m riding it. We have a consistent car and it shows on the track and in the points.” Clay Millican led the Top Fuel field and Vincent Nobile topped Pro Stock qualifying. Millican had a 3.773 at 326.63 and Nobile finished in 6.580 at 209.43.

NASCAR-Sprint Cup-Pure Michigan 400 Lineup
Associated Press After Friday qualifying; race Sunday At Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, Mich. Lap length: 2 miles (Car number in parentheses) 1. (22) Joey Logano, Ford, 203.949 mph. 2. (78) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 203.695. 3. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 203.47. 4. (55) Mark Martin, Toyota, 203.218. 5. (31) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 203.114. 6. (42) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 202.988. 7. (88) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 202.817. 8. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 202.8. 9. (2) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 202.726. 10. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 202.384. 11. (15) Clint Bowyer, Toyota, 202.304. 12. (20) Matt Kenseth, Toyota, 202.23. 13. (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 202.117. 14. (43) Aric Almirola, Ford, 201.799. 15. (29) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 201.641. 16. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, 201.59. 17. (56) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 201.59. 18. (21) Trevor Bayne, Ford, 201.337. 19. (99) Carl Edwards, Ford, 201.033. 20. (27) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 200.736. 21. (39) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 200.613. 22. (17) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 200.613. 23. (38) David Gilliland, Ford, 200.518. 24. (34) David Ragan, Ford, 200.261. 25. (83) David Reutimann, Toyota, 200.178. 26. (9) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 199.994. 27. (14) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 199.983. 28. (10) Danica Patrick, Chevrolet, 199.689. 29. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 199.518. 30. (47) Bobby Labonte, Toyota, 198.829. 31. (5) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 197.906. 32. (95) Scott Speed, Ford, 197.704. 33. (13) Casey Mears, Ford, 197.672. 34. (32) Timmy Hill, Ford, 197.028. 35. (36) J.J. Yeley, Chevrolet, 197.012. 36. (30) David Stremme, Toyota, 196.98. 37. (87) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, owner points. 38. (93) Travis Kvapil, Toyota, owner points. 39. (51) Brendan Gaughan, Chevrolet, owner points. 40. (35) Josh Wise, Ford, owner points. 41. (98) Johnny Sauter, Ford, owner points. 42. (7) Dave Blaney, Chevrolet, owner points. 43. (33) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, owner points. Failed to Qualify 44. (19) Scott Riggs, Toyota, 193.372.

Browns rookie LB Mingo still in hospital
Associated Press CLEVELAND — The speedy linebacker is still in the hospital. The change-of-pace running back needs surgery on his broken leg. The starting right guard will miss part of the regular season. Following an impressive win, the Browns were hurting. Browns rookie outside linebacker Barkevious Mingo remained at The Cleveland Clinic on Friday, a day after suffering a bruised lung in the first half of an exhibition win against Detroit. Mingo, the No. 6 overall pick in this year’s draft, will spend a second night in the hospital, where he was taken before the end of the Browns’ 24-6 victory over the Lions. Browns coach Rob Chudzinski said the team doesn’t know how Mingo sustained the injury. “We looked at the tape,” Chudzinski said Friday. “There wasn’t a big hit that you could see. Obviously he had a number of plays with some contact but it was hard to determine which hit it was.” Also, Chudzinski announced running back Dion Lewis will need surgery to repair his broken leg. It’s possible the versatile Lewis could be placed on injured reserve and lost for the season. Chudzinski told reporters the 6-foot, 240-pound Mingo was having trouble breathing before he left the field and was eventually transported by ambulance to the hospital, noting doctors are being cautious with the 22-year-old former LSU star.

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West Branch Lake (Portage County) - This site offers a variety of quality angling opportunities. Muskellunge have been biting periodically; these large fish are suspended over deep water and may be caught trolling large (6- to 10-inch) medium-running crankbaits in baitfish patterns. Walleye have also been biting in deeper water; jigging with curlytailed grubs or trolling worm harnesses in orange or chartreuse near structure 15-20 feet deep has been productive. Numbers of walleye are fair but most caught will be more than 15 inches, with a good proportion more than 20 inches. Largemouth bass are being caught in weedbeds from 5-10 feet deep; Texasrigged 6- to 8-inch plastic worms in dark colors and white or green pumpkincolored soft plastic jerkbaits have begun to produce fish. SOUTHEAST OHIO Burr Oak Lake (Athens/Morgan counties) - Sunfish can generally be found this time of year in most places using nightcrawlers and wax worms fished under a bobber. In past years, good catches of largemouth bass have been reported by anglers fishing in the early morning near woody structure and also by the dam; try using top-water lures and crankbaits. Ross Lake (Ross County) - The fishing pressure for channel catfish at this 127-acre lake is generally low, so despite the heat, you can still reel in fish; try fishing tight-line from shore using nightcrawlers or chicken livers. While fishing for largemouth bass is most productive in the spring and fall, if you’re up for a little bit of a challenge, they can still be caught in the summer. Picture an imaginary line at the midpoint of the lake between the fishing pier on the east side and the northern-most pier on the west side and you can locate an old submerged “road bed”; try slowly dragging a Carolina rig with your favorite plastic bait across the road bed and along its sides. Fish are more likely to be feeding in early morning and late evening when the weather is cooler. SOUTHWEST OHIO Cowan Lake (Clinton County) Bluegill are being caught using nightcrawlers or wax worms; there are good fishing opportunities along woody debris shorelines and pier areas. Channel catfish are being caught using chicken livers, cut bait, shrimp and nightcrawlers cast from the pier area; keep the bait off the bottom and about 3-6 feet deep. Anglers should keep in mind that there is plenty of forage for fish this time of the year and can result in lower success while angling, so be patient. Rocky Fork Lake (Highland County) - Bluegill are being taken at 4-8 feet using red/wax worms; look for shoreline areas with woody debris or submerged trees and brush to be most productive. A variety of catfish are being caught using nightcrawlers, shrimp, stink bait, cut bait and chicken livers tight-lined along the bottom in 5- to 10-foot depths. As water temperatures cool down, try for saugeye by trolling crankbaits, casting jigs, or drifting with a night-crawler harness. OHIO RIVER Serpintine Wall, Downtown Cincinnati (Hamilton County) - Anglers are having success catching blue cats in the morning hours; try using chicken breast. Greenup Dam - Hybrid-striped bass and white bass should be moving this

time of year. For hybrids, try cut and live baits off the bottom. For white bass, try top-water lures as well as skipjack, chubs, shiners and cut bait. Early mornings will probably produce the most catches. LAKE ERIE Regulations to Remember: The daily bag limit for walleye on Ohio waters of Lake Erie is 6 fish per angler; minimum size limit is 15 inches. … The daily bag limit for yellow perch is 30 fish per angler on all Ohio waters of Lake Erie. … The trout and salmon daily bag limit is 5; minimum size limit is 12 inches. … The black bass (largemouth and smallmouth) daily bag limit is 5 fish per angler; minimum size limit is 14 inches. Western Basin: Walleye fishing was best north of the Toledo water intake, around West Sister Island, 3 miles north of Crane Creek and north of “C” can of the Camp Perry range. Trollers have been catching fish on worm harnesses or with divers and spoons; drifters by casting mayfly rigs or weight-forward spinners tipped with worms. … Yellow perch fishing was best around “B” can of the Camp Perry range, north of “C” can of the Camp Perry range, near the Canadian border south of East Sister Island, east of the Kelleys Island airport and on the dumping grounds east of Marblehead; perch-spreaders with shiners fished near the bottom produce the most fish. … Largemouth bass fishing continues to be good in harbors and nearshore areas around Catawba and Marblehead. Central Basin: Walleye fishing has occasionally been good around the weather buoy along the Canadian border, west of Ruggles Reef and around the Huron dumping grounds trolling crankbaits or worm harnesses. Excellent fishing was reported in 68-74 feet of water north of Ashtabula and in 65-74’ northwest of Conneaut; anglers are trolling dipsydivers, jet-divers and wire-line with blue, yellow, purple, green and orange spoons. … Yellow perch fishing has been good in 46-50’ north of Cleveland and in 52’ northwest of Fairport Harbor. Excellent fishing was reported in 46-53’ northeast of Geneva, in 48-52’ north of Ashtabula and in 56-62’ northwest of Conneaut; spreaders with shiners fished near the bottom produce the most fish. Shore fishing off the Cleveland area piers has been slow. … Smallmouth bass fishing has been good in 10-20’ around harbor areas in Cleveland, Fairport Harbor, Geneva, Ashtabula and Conneaut using nightcrawlers, soft craws, leeches and crankbaits. … White Bass fishing is picking up with small fish being caught off the short pier in Fairport harbor; best spots to try are East 55th Street and East 72nd Street piers in Cleveland, the long pier in Grand River and the short pier in Fairport Harbor. On the lake, look for gulls feeding on shiners at the surface; the white bass will be below. Anglers are using agitators with jigs and small spoons. … The water temperature is 70 degrees off Toledo and 73 degrees off Cleveland, according to the nearshore marine forecast. … Anglers are encouraged to always wear a U.S. Coast Guard-approved personal flotation device while boating. ——Drawings to be held for Controlled Waterfowl Hunting Opportunities FINDLAY – Waterfowl hunters are invited to participate in special drawings for controlled hunting opportunities. The drawing dates and times are as follows: Pipe Creek Wildlife Area Early Teal

and Goose Hunt - Osborn Park 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Registration is from 5-6:20 p.m. at Osborn Park, 3910 Perkins Ave., Huron. East Sandusky Bay Metro Park Early Teal and Goose Hunt - Osborn Park 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Registration is from 5-6:20 p.m. at Osborn Park, 3910 Perkins Ave., Huron. Adult participants are required to present their current or previous year’s Ohio Wetland Stamp or Resident Hunting License. Youth hunters are required to bring their 2012 or 2013 Resident Youth Hunting License to be eligible to participate in the drawings. For more information on Ohio’s wildlife resources, call 1-800-WILDLIFE or visit wildohio.com on the web. ———Sept. 1 kicks off Early Migratory Game Bird hunting seasons COLUMBUS – Sept. 1 kicks off the State of Ohio’s 2013-14 bird hunting seasons for mourning dove, Canada goose, rail, moorhen and snipe. The seasons were approved by the Ohio Wildlife Council. New this year, bag limits for Canada geese and teal have increased and possession limits after the second day of hunting have increased for all migratory game bird species. Ohio’s dove season is Sept. 1-Oct. 21 and Dec. 15-Jan. 2, 2014, with a daily limit of 15 birds and a possession limit of 45 birds after the second day. Controlled dove hunts will be offered at Fallsville, Rush Run, Spring Valley, Indian Creek and Bott state wildlife areas. Bott Wildlife Area will hold its drawings at the Indian Creek Headquarters. These controlled hunts will take place Sept. 1-2; hunting hours will be noon to sunset. Controlled dove hunts will also be offered at St. Marys Fish Hatchery on Sept. 1-2, 7, 14 and 21. Youths 17 years old and younger will be given priority on Sept. 1-2. Opening day drawings for all of these hunts will take place at noon Aug. 24 at the respective public area headquarters. Drawings for the other hunts

will be held the day of the hunt at noon. Maps and details are available at wildohio.com. Questions about these hunts should be directed to the ODNR Division of Wildlife’s District Five office at 937-372-9261. Canada geese may be hunted statewide Sept. 1-15 during the special early season, with a daily limit of five birds and possession limit of 15 birds after the second day. The Mercer Canada Goose Zone will be open during the early Canada goose season. The early teal hunting season is Sept. 7-22 with a daily bag limit of six birds and possession limit of 18 after the second day. Sora rails, Virginia rails and moorhens can be hunted Sept.1-Nov. 9 with a daily limit of 25 rails and 15 moorhens. Hunting season for snipe is Sept. 1-Nov. 25 and Dec. 15-Jan. 4, 2014, with a daily bag limit of eight. The woodcock hunting season is Oct. 12-Nov. 25 with a daily bag limit of three. Waterfowl hunters must have a valid hunting license in addition to a state wetlands habitat stamp endorsement, a federal duck stamp and a Harvest Information Program (HIP) certification. Hunters must obtain a new HIP certification each year. Licenses, permits and stamps are available online at the Wild Ohio Customer Center. Federal duck stamps are available at duckstamp.com. A state wetlands habitat stamp endorsement and a federal duck stamp are not required to hunt doves, rails, moorhens, snipe and woodcock. Only nontoxic shot may be used to hunt waterfowl, rails, moorhens and snipe. Hunting hours are sunrise to sunset. The only exceptions will be on wildlife areas that have specially posted hunting times for doves. The 2013-14 Ohio Hunting and Trapping Regulations and the 2013 Migratory Game Bird Hunting Seasons brochure can be found online at wildohio.com. The 2013 Migratory Game Bird Hunting Seasons brochure will be available by late August at license outlets, ODNR Division of Wildlife district offices or by calling 800-WILDLIFE.

“Anytime that there’s that kind of injury they just want to make sure everything is OK in terms of his health and breathing and everything else,” Chudzinski said. Mingo was on kickoff coverage and the punt return team and he took a few snaps at outside linebacker in the first half before he left the field and went to the locker room, escorted by a team trainer. Mingo has been working with the second-team defense but the Browns expect to him to get significant playing time this season as part of their deep rotation of outside pass rushers. He was one of five Browns players injured in Cleveland’s second straight win. Lewis broke his left fibula when he was tackled after catching a pass in the third quarter. Lewis, acquired in a trade from Philadelphia in March, has shown flashes of being a perfect complimentary back behind Trent Richardson, who made his exhibition debut against the Lions and rushed for 33 yards in two series. “He’s one of the guys that had had an opportunity to show what he could do, really catching our eye,” Chudzinski said. It’s been a tough week for Cleveland’s running backs. On Monday, Montario Hardesty dislocated his right thumb and then underwent arthroscopic knee surgery on Thursday. Brandon Jackson will likely move up the depth chart into Lewis’ spot until the Browns decide their next move.


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who loves photography and enjoys taking action photos. Responsiblities would be to take pictures of our area sporting events and provide them to the Delphos Herald for our print and online editions. Any applicant must provide their own equipment.

SPORTS PHOTOGRAPHER The Delphos Herald is seeking an individual

The Delphos Herald is looking for a

Interested applicants contact: Nancy Spencer at the Delphos Herald 419-695-0015 ext. 134 or stop at the office at 405 N. Main St., Delphos, Ohio

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330 Office Space For Rent 555 Garage Sales/ Yard Sales 660 Home Services 080 Help Wanted
INCOME TAX preparer needed. Duties include personal income tax return preparation, spreadsheet work and basic bookkeeping. Must have accounting degree or tax preparation training and experience and be able to handle telephone calls and scheduling. Seasonable full time from January to May, part time available thereafter. Please send resume to: Commercial Tax Records Inc., P.O. Box 85, Fort Jennings, OH 45844.


To place an ad phone 419-695-0015 ext. 122
FREE ADS: 5 days free if item is free or less than $50. Only 1 item per ad, 1 ad per month. BOX REPLIES: $8.00 if you come and pick them up. $14.00 if we have to send them to you. CARD OF THANKS: $2.00 base charge + $.10 for each word.

Telling The Tri-County’s Story Since 1869

THANKS TO ST. JUDE: Runs 1 day at the price of $3.00. GARAGE SALES: Each day is $.20 per word. $8.00 minimum charge. “I WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR DEBTS”: Ad must be placed in person by the person whose name will appear in the ad. Must show ID & pay when placing ad. Regular rates apply

4 great large offices, kitchen area, conference room, waiting room, can be furnished. Lots of storage, newly remodeled. Private entrance, private restroom, second floor, utilitilies included. $700 month.

MOVING SALE! 621 S. Main. Friday 6-8pm, Saturday 9am-2pm. Glassware, craft items, X-mas decorations, some furniture, baskets, etc.



105 Announcements
ADVERTISERS: YOU can place a 25 word classified ad in more than 100 newspapers with over one and a half million total circulation across Ohio for $295. It’s easy...you place one order and pay with one check through Ohio Scan-Ohio Advertising Network. The Delphos Herald advertising dept. can set this up for you. No other classified ad buy is simpler or more cost effective. Call 419-695-0015 ext. 138

235 General
SPORTS EDITOR If you enjoy covering high school athletes, here is an opportunity to run your own show in a sports-crazy market. As the sports editor at an AP award-winning newspaper and website, you will cover games, recruit and direct a small group of stringers to assist with coverage, edit copy, layout pages (In-Design), take digital photographs, and work with Internet-based, multi-media products and re sources. You get to work with good equipment and direct the sports report in collaboration with an experienced editor. The successful candidate will be able to build solid relationships with coaches and athletic directors and create a balanced report, featuring all sports at five local high schools. This is an ideal opportunity to work in print and digital media, including webcast activities. To apply, please send your resume and a letter of application, including you compensation requirements, to Ed Gebert, editor, at PO Box 271, Van Wert, OH 45891, or forward them by e-mail to egebert@timesbulletin.co m. The Times Bulletin is an equal opportunity employer and offers a smoke-free workplace with full complement of benefits.

240 Healthcare

320 House For Rent

Registered Nurse
Van Wert Manor, a 100 bed rehab and skilled nursing facility in Van Wert, Ohio is seeking a full-time Registered Nurse to join our team! We offer an excellent facility/organizational culture with a strong compensation and benefit package. If you are interested, Please fill out application and contact: Van Wert Manor Attn: Administrator, 160 Fox Road Van Wert, Ohio 45891, Fax 419-238-6696 or administrator@ vanwertmanor.com. EOE

Open Fri-sun 9am-5pm

604 W 7th, Delphos Updated 3 bedroom ranch. New furnace and AC, recent roof and bath/kitchen updates. 3 car garage! $75,000. Approx. $402.62 per month.
www.chbsinc.com 419-586-8220

SATURDAY 8AM-4PM, Sunday 1-4pm. Trampoline $20, Fooseball table $50, Ping-Pong table $20, Knickknacks, Dryer $50, Dishes, Dining Hutch and table. 20880 Rd. 23-T. Take Defiance Trail North off Lincoln Highway. 419-286-2223

State Wide Service Commercial-Residential

Call Bruce at 419-236-6616 for more information.
555 Garage Sales/ Yard Sales

577 Miscellaneous
IN-STOCK MARY KAY products 50% off. 419-695-6412

419-910-0419 800-582-0218
670 Miscellaneous
LAMP REPAIR Table or Floor. Come to our store. Hohenbrink TV. 419-695-1229

Tom Reek Trenton, OH

1341 KRIEFT, Delphos. Fri.--Sat. 8am-4pm. Office & other furniture, sofa, women’s plus-sizes, humongous amount of items.

592 Wanted to Buy

OTR SEMI DRIVER NEEDED Benefits: Vacation, Holiday pay, 401k. Home weekends, & most nights. Call Ulm’s Inc. 419-692-3951 R&R EMPLOYMENT & R&R Medical Staffing Now Hiring! •Sanitation •Maintenance •Assembly •Packing •RN •LPN. Hurry time is running out CNA classes starting August 26, apply today! Accepting online www.rremployment.com or call 419-232-2008 WANTED: FARM Help. Send replies to Box 114 c/o Delphos Herald, 405 N. Main St., Delphos, OH 45833 Free and Low Priced Merchandis

Raines Jewelry
Scrap Gold, Gold Jewelry, Silver coins, Silverware, Pocket Watches, Diamonds.

Advertise Your Business For a low, low price!
To advertise call 419-695-0015 ext. 128
To be connected to your ad rep.


Apartment For Rent


1BR APT for rent, appliances, electric heat, laundry room, No pets. $425/month, plus deposit, water included. 320 N. Jefferson. 419-852-0833.

2BR, W/D Hook-up, Garage, Patio, Yard, Kitchen appl. included. Newer building. No Smoking, No pets. Ph:419-233-7911 ATTRACTIVE DELPHOS 2 bedroom apt., garage, washer/dryer hook-up. 419-203-2216. NICE, CLEAN, 1BR Apt. for rent. Stove & Refrigerator included. Electric heat. $400/mo +deposit. 419-296-5123

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COMBINED NEIGHBORHOOD Garage Sales. 519 & 603 South Jefferson Street. DELPHOS Friday 8/16 8am-5pm. 604 W. 7th Saturday 8/17 8am-2pm. Well updated and Like new love seat, maintained 3 Bedroom, couch, sectional, lamps, 3 Car Garage! New roof, coffee table, metal todhigh efficiency furnace, dler beds, baby items, indoor and outdoor toys, and a/c, updated kitchen, bath and more! ride-on toys, child’s taRent-to-Own and Land ble/chairs, wagon, high chair. Lots of kids and Contract available! adult size clothes: Boys: $525/mo. newborn-3T and 12-18, chbsinc.com or Girls: 8-12 and Jr. sizes, 419-586-8220 Women’s: plus sizes, St. John’s boys uniform shorts, cleats. Portable Mobile Homes dishwasher, books, kids’ 325 For Rent books, 26” bicycles, kids tricycles, fishing poles, DVD & VHS movies, RENT OR Rent to Own. toaster oven, twin and 1,2 or 3 bedroom mobile queen sheets, home dehome. 419-692-3951 cor, CD’s, Xbox and Playstation2 games, rugs, lots of odds & ends. GARAGE SALE! Aug. 8th-18th. 9am-8pm. 20515 St. Rt. 189, Ft. Jennings. Furniture, ladies clothes, children’s items, jewelry, dishes, small appliances, pet supplies.

Cash for Gold
2330 Shawnee Rd. Lima (419) 229-2899

080 Help Wanted
DIESEL-TRAILER MECHANIC with own tools for Van Wert operation. Experience with Class 8 tractor/trailer, having a CDL class A is a plus. Salary based on experience. Fax resume to 419-623-4651 or call 419-238-2155 DRIVERS: HOME WEEKLY/BI-WEEKLY. Layover/Detention/ ShortHaul Pay. 70% D&H, 90% NO Touch. No Canada, Hazmat or NYC! BC/BS, Dental, Vision, 401k etc.. Class A CDL w/6mo. Exp. 877-705-9261

640 Financial
IS IT A SCAM? The Delphos Herald urges our readers to contact The Better Business Bureau, (419) 223-7010 or 1-800-462-0468, before entering into any agreement involving financing, business opportunities, or work at home opportunities. The BBB will assist in the investigation of these businesses. (This notice provided as a customer service by The Delphos Herald.)



Home Repair and Remodel


FREE: MOTOR Oil, approximately 30+ gallons. Contact 419-692-2713


Sales Representative Position
dhi Media is searching for a full-time sales representative. If you appreciate working as part of a team, enjoy working with businesses large and small, thrive in a busy and creative environment, and love using the web and social media sites, this position may be a perfect match for you. Candidates who succeed in sales possess above average written and oral communications skills, work with multiple deadlines and projects and demonstrate effective organizational, time management and planning skills. The successful applicant will learn and work with dhi Media’s many products. Applicants must demonstrate a working knowledge of the internet and active participation in social networking and media. The successful candidate will play a key role in developing the company’s online campaigns and social media strategies. We pay our sales representatives using a draw and commission plan. The parent company offers a full schedule of benefits including Health Insurance, 401K and vacation. We are an equal opportunity employer. For consideration, please forward a professional resume and cover letter detailing how you will apply your skills and experience to the marketplace. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Mail to: Don Hemple, Advertising Manager 405 N. Main Street, Delphos, Ohio 45833 E-mail to dhemple@delphosherald.com Or deliver to 405 N. Main Street, Delphos, Ohio

PROFESSIONAL CARPET and flooring installation, carpet restretches & repairs. Licensed, insured, free in-home quotes. 419-953-7473


www.DickClarkRealEstate.com SUNDAY, August 18, 2013 1`:00-2:30 p.m.

Delphos • $132,000 Dick Clark 419-230-5553
Dick CLARK Real Estate

703 Carolyn Dr.

5555 Leatherwood
Elida • $149,900 Dick Clark 419-695-1006
Dick CLARK Real Estate

Fitzgerald Power Washing & Painting
Interior, Exterior, Residential, Commercial, Decks, Fences, Houses, Log Homes, Stripping, Cleaning, Sealing, Staining, Barn Painting, Barn Roofs FREE ESTIMATES Insured • References A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau


Home Improvement


Harrison Floor Installation
Reasonable rates Free estimates harrisonfloorinstallation.com Phil 419-235-2262 Wes 567-644-9871 “You buy, we apply”

Carpet, Vinyl, Wood, Ceramic Tile

Security Fence •Pass Code •Lighted Lot •Affordable •2 Locations
Why settle for less?



Don’t make a move without us!

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Residential & Commercial • Agricultural Needs • All Concrete Work


Krista Schrader ........ 419-233-3737 Ruth Baldauf-Liebrecht ... 419-234-5202 Jodi Moenter ................ 419-296-9561 Amie Nungester ............... 419-236-0688 Lynn Claypool .............. 419-234-2314 Janet Kroeger .................. 419-236-7894 Del Kemper .................. 419-204-3500 SUNDAY, AUGUST 18

Home Improvement
Windows, Doors, Siding, Roofing, Sunrooms, Pole Buildings, Garages


419-339-9084 cell 419-233-9460

Mark Pohlman

Roofing, Garages, Room Additions, Bathrooms, Kitchens, Siding, Decks, Pole Barns, Windows. 30 Years Experience




202 N. Washington Street Delphos, OH 45833

“Put your dreams in our hands”
Office: 419-692-2249 Fax: 419-692-2205

EAlty llC

OPEN 7 DAYS 9 AM - 5 PM Sundays 11-5 PM


PRICE REDUCED! 3-4BR, 2.5BA, finished basement, garage, 1 acre & more! Owners want offers! Jodi will greet you.

“The Key To Buying Or Selling”

Country setting with mature trees! 2 acres, 3BR, 2BA, heated garage, outbuilding, 3 seasons room addition & more! Krista will greet you.

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Joe Miller Construction
Experienced Amish Carpentry Roofing, remodeling, concrete, pole barns, garages or any construction needs. Cell

9557 St. Rt. 66, Delphos, OH 45833





1 HOUSE Open House Sunday 1-3 1 OPEN SATURDAY 1-3 PM
Charming updated 1 brick/vinyl ½ story, 1416 square foot home lo3 bedroom, 2 bath ranch home with open cated near on shopping, restaurants and updates. downtown. This 3 floor plan 1.24 acre lot. Many Includes 24’x24’ attached garage and 36’x24’ Morton building. bedroom, 2 bath home with a shaded fenced in back yard Move in a ready! (42)eat-in Brad Stuber features beautiful kitchen 419-236-2267/Derek and pine floors in upWatkins 419-303-3313 stairs bedrooms. Must see to appreciate! (7) Miller 419-236-3014 1Sandy OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY 1-2:30 PM 3BR/1BTH ranch corner lot, built apx. Remod1402 sq. Brick ranch withon 3 bedrooms and in1920, 1 full bath. ft, interior completely remodeled July 2013, large 3 car deeled in 2004. Detached 2 car garage built in 2008. (51) Mike Reindel 419-235-3607 tached garage. Hot tub stays. Owner is agent. (130) Devin Dye BY419-303-5891 APPOINTMENT $65,000-Elida SD $99,900-Elida Cute 3 bedroom, 1 bath 1 ½ story SD on nice 66x132 lot. Brick ranch with 3 bedrooms 2 living full baths. Built in 1920, appx. 1378 sq.and ft. of area,Remodeled enclosed breezeway. (122) Bonnie Shelley 419-230-2521 in 2004. Detached 2 car garage built in 2008. $74,000-Delphos SD (51) Mike Reindel 419-235-3607 1-1/2 story home with 3BR/1BA and over 1800 sq ft living space. Many updates includingSD updated bath $164,900-Ft Jennings w/whirlpool tub/shower, newer windows, roof & water 3 bedroom, 2 bath brick/vinyl ranch home with open floor heater. Basement. Detached garage w/loft. plan on 1.24 lot. Many updates. Includes 24’x24’ (75) Barb Coilacre 419-302-3478 FARM FOR SALE attached garage and 36’x24’ Morton building. Move in Approx. 30 acres in Union Twp, Van Wert County. Apready! prox. 20 ac tillable w/ balance wooded. ( 42) Brad Stuber (188) Devin Dye 419-236-2267/ 419-303-5891 Derek Watkins 419-303-3313
7040 Elida Rd., Elida $ 89,900-Delphos Jefferson SD $112,000-Elida SD

Tim Andrews

509 Lincoln Street, Van Wert 19074 Rd. 19, Ft. Jennings Price Reduced! $94,900-Van Wert SD $164,900-Ft Jennings SD


N Ph. 419-339-4938 UNEVE ETE? C CON R or 419-230-8128
Car Care

Transmission, Inc.
• automatic transmission • standard transmission • differentials • transfer case • brakes & tune up


Concrete leveling of floors, sidewalks, patios, steps, driveways, pool decks, etc.

Across from Arby’s


Sales Representative Position
Times Bulletin Media is searching for a full-time sales representative. If you appreciate working as part of a team, enjoy working with businesses large and small, thrive in a busy and creative environment, and love using the web and social media sites, this position may be a perfect match for you. Candidates who succeed in sales possess above average written and oral communications skills, work with multiple deadlines and projects, and demonstrate effective organizational, time management, and planning skills. The successful applicant will learn and work with Times Bulletin Media’s many products. Applicants must demonstrate a working knowledge of the internet and active participation in social networking and media. The successful candidate will play a key role in developing the company’s online campaigns and social media strategies. We pay our sales representatives using a draw and commission plan. The parent company offers a full schedule of benefits including Health Insurance, 401K and Vacation. We are an equal opportunity employer. For consideration, please forward a professional resume and cover letter detailing how you will apply your skills and experience to the marketplace. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Mail to: Kirk Dougal, Publisher P.O. Box 271, Van Wert, Ohio 45891 E-mail to kdougal@timesbulletin.com Or deliver to The Times Bulletin Media office: 700 Fox Road, Van Wert, Ohio


Chimney Repair

419-236-1496 419-692-5143

Call Dave cell


2 miles north of Ottoville

DAY’S PROPERTY home/office MAINTENANCE Mike LLC 419-235-1067
Brent Day 567-204-8488
• Mowing • Landscaping • Lawn Seeding

Tree Service


• Trimming & Removal • Stump Grinding • 24 Hour Service • Fully Insured

• Grain Bins • Support Structures • Dump PIT’s • Conveyors • Continuous Dryers • Custom Fabrication B & S Millwright, LLC
Office: 419-795-1403 419-305-5888 • 419-305-4732


(419) 235-8051

Cute 3 bedroom, 1 bath 1 ½ story on nice 66x132 lot 2 bedrooms upstairs, 1 bedroom downstairs.. Built in 1920, appx. 1378 sq. ft. of living area, enclosed breezeway, 1 ½ car garage. Must see! (122) Bonnie Shelley 419-230-2521 1-1/2 story home with 3BR/1BA and over 1800 sq ft living space. Many updates including updated bath w/whirlpool tub/shower, newer windows, roof & water heater. Basement. Detached garage w/loft. (75) Barb Coil 419-302-3478 Approx. 30 acres in Union Twp, Van Wert County. Approx. 20 ac tillable w/ balance wooded. (188) Devin Dye 419-303-5891 00072528

Price Reduced! $61,000-Elida SD

Any • Carpentry • Framing • Siding •Roofing • Pole Barns •Any repair work FREE ESTIMATES 30 years experience!


TEMAN’S Classifieds OUR TREE Sell! SERVICE • Topping • Thinning To advertise • Trimming • Deadwooding Stump, Shrub & Tree Removal call Since 1973 419-695-0015 419-692-7261

$74,000-Delphos SD


Bill Teman 419-302-2981 Ernie Teman 419-230-4890


Saturday, August 17, 2013

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Tomorrow’s Horoscope
By Bernice Bede Osol
You’re in a cycle where personal change is indicated. CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Get serious about a creative endeavor that you want to get up and running. You stand to prosper if you stay within your means and produce a useful service or product. MONDAY, AUGUST 19, 2013 Explore an intellectual path that will link you to the people and things that will bring the highest returns in the year ahead. Don’t let personal responsibilities stand between you and your desires -- proper organization and preparation will allow you to take care of both. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You should try new and adventurous avenues that will motivate you to reach for the stars. Strive to be your best, even under difficulty. Romance will improve your day. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -Discuss with a colleague the way you want to see a situation move forward. Do your best to work with someone trying to meet you halfway. Compromise and discipline will help you find common ground. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -- Put more thought into self-improvement projects and activities that challenge you. Romance is on the rise, but motives may be questionable, be they yours or someone else’s. Excess is something to be avoided. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- Steps you take to improve your surroundings or change your lifestyle will benefit you financially as well as ease your stress. An unusual offer will bring you greater stability. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- If you frankly express your thoughts, you will get a favorable response. Do what you can to improve the way you live and your relationships with your friends and colleagues. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Eat properly and start a regimented routine that will strengthen you mentally, physically and emotionally. Keeping fit and living a simpler, more moderate life will result in greater happiness. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -The changes you plan to make will help get your finances in order, so don’t delay. Strive to budget wisely. A contract, commitment or partnership with someone should be signed, sealed and delivered, for safety’s sake. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -Engage in activities that allow you to broaden your horizons. You will find inspiration if you look for it. Added responsibility will come with benefits. ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Put more thought into the way you conduct yourself at work or on the home front. A change of heart can lead to greater happiness with someone special. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Not everyone will agree with you, but that’s the way it should be. Be careful when sharing information -- someone with ulterior motives may butter you up. Don’t make any moves unless you’re fully prepared. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -You’ll discover interesting information regarding someone who can help you in a professional capacity. Love is on the rise, and making plans with someone you care for will have gratifying results. CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Do something creative or sign up for an unusual activity or community event that will help you find fresh ideas with which to approach life. There are some exciting options out there. Distributed by Universal UClick for UFS


SUNDAY, AUGUST 18, 2013 In the coming months, broaden your prospects by looking outside your current situation. A change will offer you a new lease on life as well as a chance to explore and expand your skills. Educational pursuits or apprenticeships will help you reach your full potential. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- A mental or physical journey will help you choose a direction better suited to your talents and happiness. Don’t let anyone make you feel guilty for wanting to fulfill your dreams. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -Spend some time with people who share your concerns. Taking part in an event that allows you to help a cause you believe in will result in an unusual opportunity. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -- Don’t worry so much about what others think. You have your own style, ideas and opinions, and you deserve to be heard. Be your own person, and others will follow your example. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- Don’t set limitations on what you can accomplish. Be creative and innovative and strive to bring a unique approach to all your endeavors. Change your living habits or arrangements to fit your needs. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- Search out information that will help you reach a new goal or allow you to join forces with someone looking to venture down a similar path. Remember, you’re not alone. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Set your sights on things that will help you get along better with the people you care about most. Nurture important relationships and share your emotions and desires, while listening carefully to the needs of others. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -Do your best to reduce the amount of stress in your life. Talk over your plans with someone who could aid you in your pursuits. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -You’ll impress whoever you encounter with your bold ideas and general verve. An opportunity will develop through an unusual source. Network, socialize, present and promote. Step into the spotlight. ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Don’t take on more than you can handle, either at home or with extracurricular groups. Participating is fine, but taking over isn’t. Try to maintain harmony in all your spheres. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Take a look inward and determine if there is something in your life that needs changing. Take action based on your emotions, with increased harmony as a goal. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Listen carefully and be precise about what you want and what you are willing to offer. Romantic activities or plans will bring you closer to someone special.




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JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER Associated Press HONOLULU — A woman who lost her arm in a Maui shark attack kept repeating that she was going to die, said the California high school teacher who jumped into the water to save her. “As soon as we stand on the beach, we heard this blood-curdling scream,” Rick Moore, 57, of Laguna Niguel, Calif., said Friday. “We look out and there was blood everywhere in the white water around her.” He put on flippers and swam to her, said Moore, who teaches physical education and health at Creekside High School in Irvine, Calif. “About 10 feet from her, I saw her floating on her back, with no arm,” he said. “It was completely severed from her body.” The 20-year-old German visitor was snorkeling at Palauea Beach in Makena when the shark bit off her arm Wednesday afternoon. With the bikini-clad woman’s other arm around his neck, Moore backstroked about 100 yards through strong ocean currents.

NEW YORK (AP) — Electric bills have long been take-it-or-leave-it affairs: Pay one rate for all the power you used the month before, no matter when you used it. But some electric companies want to shake-up that rigid business model. They are increasingly offering plans that sound like come-ons from mobile phone companies: Free nights, free weekends and prepaid plans. “We are seeing a transformation in the way people buy and use electricity in the U.S.,” says Steven Murray, president of Direct Energy’s residential energy programs. The more customized plans are made easier by the growing use of digital meters that wirelessly link electric companies and customers, allowing both to track usage in real time. Digital meters have not only spurred competition, they have also enabled traditional utilities to reduce their costs by encouraging customers to use electricity during off-peak hours, when it

Power companies dangle CIA acknowledges Area 51 free nights and weekends — but not UFOs or aliens
is cheaper. Forty-two percent of U.S. electric customers have digital meters, up from less than 5 percent in 2008. In 2015, more than 50 percent will have them, according to Navigant Consulting. This new breed of electric plans comes with risks. Customers can end up paying a lot more for power than they expected. Some plans offer low introductory rates that can quickly skyrocket. Others have high early-termination fees. Some fixed-rate plans are a great deal if power prices rise, but they may seem awfully expensive if prices fall. If customers are careful, though, they can pay less. Dorothea Miller of Sinking Spring, Pa. signed up for a Direct Energy plan that gives her one day of free power every week. She picked Saturday, and now saves as much of her housework as she can until then. She stops short, she says, of letting mountains of dirty laundry or dishes accumulate in anticipation of Saturday’s free power. “We pretty much run things the way we did before the plan, but now we set our dishwasher to go on after midnight (Friday) and do most of our laundry on Saturday,” she says. TXU Energy offers a similar plan to Texas customers that offers free power every night from 10 p.m. until 6 a.m., or free power Saturdays and Sundays, in exchange for a higher rate during other times. Customized plans are most prevalent in the 13 states and Washington, D.C., where regulators have allowed companies to compete to sell electricity. In those states, the number of customers that have signed up with electricity suppliers that offer these types of plans rose to 13.3 million in 2011, from 8.7 million in 2008, according to the most recent numbers from the Compete Coalition, a group that lobbies to expand competitive electricity markets. The plans are also popping up in other states. LAS VEGAS (AP) — UFO buffs and believers in alien encounters are celebrating the CIA’s clearest acknowledgement yet of the existence of Area 51, the top-secret Cold War test site that has been the subject of elaborate conspiracy theories for decades. The recently declassified documents have set the tinfoil-hat crowd abuzz, though there’s no mention in the papers of UFO crashes, blackeyed extraterrestrials or staged moon landings. Audrey Hewins, an Oxford, Maine, woman who runs a support group for people like her who believe they have been contacted by extraterrestrials, said she suspects the CIA is moving closer to disclosing there are space aliens on Earth. “I’m thinking that they’re probably testing the waters now to see how mad people get about the big lie and cover-up,” she said. For a long time, U.S. government officials hesitated to acknowledge even the existence of Area 51. The CIA history released Thursday not only refers to Area 51 by name and describes some of the aviation activities that took place there, but locates the Air Force base on a map, along the dry Groom Lake bed. It also talks about some cool planes, though none of them are saucer-shaped. George Washington University’s National Security Archive used a public records request to obtain the CIA history of one of Area 51’s most secret Cold War projects, the U-2 spy plane program. National Security Archive senior fellow Jeffrey Richelson first reviewed the history in 2002, but all mentions of the country’s most mysterious military base had been redacted. So he requested the history again in 2005, hoping for more information. Sure enough, he received a version a few weeks ago with the mentions of Area 51 restored. The report is unlikely to stop the conspiracy theorists. The 407-page document still contains many redactions, and who’s to say those missing sections don’t involve little green men? It’s not the first time the government has acknowledged the existence of the super-secret, 8,000-square-mile installation. Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush referred to the “location near Groom Lake” in insisting on continued secrecy, and other government references date to the 1960s. But Richelson, as well as those who are convinced “the truth is out there,” are taking the document as a sign of loosening secrecy about the government’s activities in the Nevada desert. The site is known as Area 51 among UFO aficionados because that was the base’s designation on old Nevada test site maps. The CIA history reveals that officials renamed it “Paradise Ranch” to try to lure skilled workers, who can still be seen over Las Vegas flying to and from the site on unmarked planes. Beginning with the U-2 in the 1950s, the base has been the testing ground for a host of top-secret aircraft, including the SR-71 Blackbird, F-117A stealth fighter and B-2 stealth bomber. Some believe the base’s Strangelovian hangars also contain alien vehicles, evidence from the “Roswell incident” — the alleged 1947 crash of a UFO in New Mexico — and extraterrestrial corpses. The CIA history mentions an “unexpected side effect” of the high-flying planes: “a tremendous increase in reports of unidentified flying objects.” The report notes that the U-2 and Oxcart planes, which flew higher than civilians believed possible, accounted for half of UFO sightings during the 1950s and ’60s. A likely story, said Stanton Friedman, a self-described Ufologist from Canada. “The notion that the U-2 explains most sightings at that time is utter rot and baloney,” he said. “Can the U-2 sit still in the sky? Make right-angle turns in the middle of the sky? Take off from nothing? The U-2 can’t do any of those things.” Even for those who do not believe in UFOs, the mystery surrounding the site — situated about 100 miles northwest of Las Vegas, across miles of desert speckled with Joshua trees and sagebrush — has been a boon. One Nevada bicycle event company produces an “X Rides” event that incorporates mountain biking near a certain heavily guarded patch of Nevada desert. Las Vegas’ minor league baseball team is called “the 51s.” Small-town restaurants along State Route 375, officially designated the Extraterrestrial Highway, sell souvenir T-shirts to tourists making their way to the boundary of Area 51, which consists of a no-trespassing sign, an armed guard on a hill and a surveillance camera.

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NEW YORK (AP) — The back-to-school shopping season is kicking into high gear, but stores have been pushing it for a month. They’re working hard to get parents to spend, spend, spend on notebooks, computers, clothes and other student needs. The National Retail Federation trade group predicts that families with school-age children will spend an average of $634.78 on shoes, clothes, supplies and electronics, with total back-to-school spending expected to reach $72.5 billion. But how do you spend wisely and find the best deals? Here are a few tips from the experts: — PRIORITIZE: Even though it is tempting to get all of your shopping done at once, you should go in steps, says Marshal Cohen, chief industry analyst with The NPD Group. Buy essentials first, then hold off on anything that is more of a treat than a necessity — those sorts of items will most likely be cheaper later. “Take advantage of sales as they occur,” he says. “The longer we get into the season, the more likely products are going to go on sale.” Another reason to wait, in terms of clothing especially: the fickleness of teen fashion trends, Cohen says. Buy as much of that as you can in September or after school starts. “There’s nothing worse than buying something for your kid and finding out nobody is going to wear it,” he says. “If green is the color no one is wearing (Continued from page 1) and you bought a green sweater, that’s going to sit in the closet, and you wasted a lot of money doing that.” — DO YOUR HOMEWORK: The deals are out there, but to take advantage, you have to study up. Check out brick-and-mortar stores’ websites or sites like pricegrabber.com or dealnews.com to compare prices to make sure you don’t overpay. Find out when the sales on items you want are. The best deals are on the weekends, Cohen says, but you’ll have to fight the crowds. Store circulars are also an invaluable resource. But Matt Ong, a senior retail analyst at personal finance site nerdwallet.com, warns not go overboard comparing prices on relatively cheap items. “The best strategy is to price compare on some of the larger items, in terms of the right time and right store to shop at. It is difficult to price compare 97-cent erasers,” he says. Better to save $10 or $20 on a backpack than to waste gasoline chasing nickels and dimes. Another helpful task before you hit the stores is to hit your child’s closet, and make sure you’re not buying something they already have. “You’d be amazed at how many things are in there,” Cohen says. “There’s nothing wrong with teaching kids how to be a little bit frugal.” — CAPITALIZE ON STUDENT DISCOUNTS: Did you know that signing up with a .edu email and the Boeckman Farms and Mercer Landmark in Rockford on Friday. At the Heffelfinger Farms, he was asked about progress on a new Farm Bill in Congress. The efforts to work out a new bill have yielded only slow progress but Latta said he was told by the House Agriculture Committee Chair that the work will continue. “We’re on a one-year continuing resolution on the old Farm Bill, but we need a new Farm Bill because we want to get rid of things like direct payments; there’s $20 billion in cuts there; there’s $20 biladdress at Best Buy could get you a $100 off a MacBook or iMac? Or that Amazon offers free twoday shipping for college students? There are a host of ways that students can get discounts, but it takes a little research to uncover. “Every retailer differs,” said Mark LoCastro, public relations manager for dealnews.com. Check your favorite stores to see If they give student discounts. Even if you don’t find anything online, ask in the store. — GET YOUR KIDS INVOLVED: One way to make sure you’re not going to waste money on something your child doesn’t want is to get him or her involved early. First, it can help teach about budgeting and making shopping decisions. Second, he or she will be more invested in the purchases. “Some parents have learned it doesn’t necessarily pay to buy cheap. You’ve got to pay for what kids are going to use and want,” Cohen says. — TEAM UP WITH OTHER PARENTS: Every child has a list of school supplies, and it’s easy to wind up over buying if, say, they need four pens that only come in packs of eight. Coordinating with a neighborhood group can not only help cut out buying in excess, but you can also swap items you already have with other families. Creating an email list or a group on social media sites like Facebook is an easy way to coordinate.

“It dawned on me — I was in danger now,” he said. “The shark is around me and she’s bleeding. I start praying out loud, ‘God, God protect us.’ She said, ‘I’m dying. I know I’m going to die.’” She was starting to lose consciousness, he said. Moore’s buddy, Nicholas Grisaffi, 61, of Laguna Beach, Calif., stood in neck-high water and took the woman from Moore and carried her limp body out of the water. “What was left of her shoulder was in my chest,” said Grisaffi, who teaches homeless fourth- and fifth-graders. “I had a pure-white rash guard on” but there was very little blood on it, an indication of how much blood she lost. The two teachers said they put the woman in a bystander’s kayak, using it as a stretcher to bring her up a trail leading to the street. The woman’s three friends were in shock as Moore performed CPR. “Pretty much everybody was out of control except me and Rick,” Grisaffi said. “If we’re not there, she’s not saved. Nobody did a thing. They just stood there in shock, watching the blood and everything.”



“If it wasn’t for the American farmer mobilizing, they would have got that rule pushed on America. I’m not sure where we’d be in the future trying to keep kids on the farm!” Latta exclaimed. “It’s just absolutely horrendous what comes out of Washington. They write the rules and just say, ‘OK, you guys, just do it’.” Latta toured the Bonifas farm, petting cattle and chatting about feed and new innovations implemented to keep livestock more comfortable and healthier. (Continued from page 4)

A soybean field ran adjacent to one of the livestock barns and Bonifas was eager to show how good the crop looked this year. “There’s a lot of pods on these plants,” he said. “They look really good. Now we just need them to fill out and fill up with beans.” Latta noted the difference between last year and this year and how the crops look. “It’s good to travel through the countryside and see healthy crops,” he said. Latta also visited the Heffelfinger Farms on Greenville Road in Van Wert

lion in cuts on the food and nutrition side,” revealed Latta. “This Farm Bill, as it was first proposed, only 20 percent will impact agriculture. The other 80 percent is on the food and nutrition side. It’s important to keep moving forward. The Farm Bill was combined with food and nutrition legislation back in 1973 to get more support from urban districts. That support has been necessary. Although the farm side used to contain the majority of the attention, now it is the food and nutrition actions which compose most of the bill.

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“Under this scheme, (the government) will be paying the administrative costs,” said Rep. Chris Smith, R-N.J., author of the abortion funding ban for federal employee plans. “It’s a radical deviation and departure from current federal law, and it’s not for all federal employees, but for a subset: Congress. Us.” Smith is calling on the Obama administration to specify that lawmakers and staffers must choose a plan that does not cover abortions. The funding ban, in place since the 1980s, is known as the Smith amendment. The personnel office refused to address the issue on the record. Instead, its media office released a generic statement, saying: “Federal law prohibits the use of federal funds to pay for abortion except in the case of rape, incest or when the life of the woman is endangered. All plans available in the marketplaces will comply with the law.” Obama, who supports abortion rights, has said previously he does not want his health

care overhaul to change existing laws on abortion. An independent expert on the federal employee plan said abortion opponents appear to have a legitimate question, but the applicable laws are so arcane that it’s hard to tell who’s right. “This goes into a legal thicket the complexity of which I can’t begin to fathom,” said Walton Francis, lead author of an annual guide to federal health benefits. “It would take lawyers hours to decipher the interrelationship between these statutes, and they would probably come to different conclusions.” Abortion opponents say the longstanding ban on “administrative expenses” related to abortion coverage precludes the personnel office from dealing with health plans that cover abortion. “To comply with the Smith amendment, they would have to advise members and congressional staff that they can only choose plans that do not cover abortions,” said Douglas Johnson, legislative director of the

National Right to Life Committee. “And, of course, they would have to enforce it.” Abortion remains a legal medical procedure in most cases, but it’s subject to increasing restrictions in conservative-leaning states. So far, 23 states have barred or restricted abortion coverage by plans in the new health insurance markets. But 27 states and Washington, D.C., have not. Under the health care law, every state must have at least one plan that does not cover abortion. Judy Waxman, a leading attorney for the National Women’s Law Center, said the outcry from abortion opponents is overblown. In the new insurance markets under Obama’s law, states decide whether abortion coverage can be offered, she explained. If it’s allowed, insurers decide whether they want to offer the coverage. They may not use federal funds to pay for it and must set aside part of the premium collected from enrollees into a separate account to cover abortions. “No federal money will go to abortion,” she said.

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Sheriff ’s deputies Friday expanded evacuation orders to 1,600 homes near the Idaho mountain resort community of Sun Valley as a wind-driven wildfire burned its way through sage and pine trees. The evacuation orders for the 100-square-mile Beaver Creek Fire included homes in drainages and foothills west of the towns of Hailey and extending to north of Ketchum in central Idaho. More than 600 state and federal firefighters were working to get the blaze under control and protect homes in the affluent resort region that’s a second home to celebrities such as Arnold Schwarzenegger, Tom Hanks and Bruce Willis.

Answers to Friday’s questions: The U.S. Government was given the right to tax its citizens in 1913 by way of the 16th Amendment to the Constitution. The first minimum wage, institute in 1938, was 25 cents per hour. Today’s questions: Is Chicago the windiest city in the U.S.? How much water does the average American use every day? Answers in Monday’s Herald.


WASHINGTON (AP) — A resurgence of violence and a renewed threat from al-Qaida have recently revived flagging U.S. interest in Iraq, officials said Friday as Baghdad asked for new help to fight extremists less than two years after it forced American troops to withdraw. Faced with security crises across the Mideast, North Africa and Asia, the White House largely has turned its attention away from Iraq since U.S. forces left in 2011. But the country has been hit with deadly bombings at a rate reminiscent of Iraq’s darkest days, stoking new fears of a civil war. More than 1,000 Iraqis were killed in terror-related attacks in July, the deadliest month since 2008. The violence has spurred Baghdad to seek new U.S. aid to curb the threat, said Iraqi Foreign Minister Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari. He said a U.S. assistance package could include a limited number of advisers, intelligence analysis and surveillance assets — including lethal drones. “There is greater realization in the Iraq government that we should not shy away from coming and asking for some help and assistance,” Zebari told reporters Friday in Washington. He described U.S. interest in Iraq after the 2011 troop withdrawal as “indifferent, completely” but said that seemed to shift as the White House realized al-Qaida’s resurrection there. “Recently I noticed, and during this visit specifically, there is a renewed interest because of the seriousness of the situation and the challenges,” Zebari said. “I think that is because of the threat of terrorism, the threat of the renewal of al-Qaida and its affiliates has become a serious, serious concern to the U.S.”

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