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Van Wert County Fair results, p8-9

Jefferson choir selling mums

The Delphos Area Art Guild has begun taking registration for its fall classes. Guitar Lessons taught by Tim Zerkel will begin on Sept. 16 for a 10-week course. Join Zerkel in a group environment where no prior experience is required. Guitar 1 for ages 7-11 will be held from 5-5:50 p.m. on Mondays. Guitar 1 for ages 12 to adults will be held from 7-7:50 p.m. on Mondays. The cost is $150. Lessons will be held at DAAG studios at 201 N. Main St. Use the Second Street entrance.

DAAG names fall classes


Schools promote food allergy safety
BY STEPHANIE GROVES Staff Writer sgroves@delphosherald.com DELPHOS — School is back in session and students returning to the classroom who suffer from severe allergies require a plan of action. From medications to meals, kids, parents and all school personnel must to be equipped to manage a food allergy reaction. Delphos City Schools School Nurse Stacey Ricker said the first couple weeks of school are spent going through emergency medical forms and identifying students at risk. If a student has an allergy — food, bee sting, environmental, etc.— a care plan is sent home for the parents to complete as soon as possible. These care plans are kept in each office for quick and easy access if a student reports with allergic reactions. Care plans are also completed for students with asthma, seizures, diabetes or Signs outside Franklin Elementary School classrooms any medical condition which note any student allergies. (Delphos Herald/Stephanie may require prompt intervention by staff members. All staff Groves) members who have weekly contact with an affected student are notified of the allergy. “Emergency action plans are developed for each student stating ‘if you see this,’ ‘do this’, Ricker detailed. The emergency action plans are made to be easily understood by anyone who may come in contact with the student. The care plans, action plans and emergency medication go with the student on all field trips. St. John’s Nurse Jean Gemmer said every student with allergies to food is different and reactions can range from vomiting to anaphylaxis. The treatment of their allergy symptoms also vary. “We follow the physician guidelines and orders,” Gemmer explained. “We have a Food Allergy Action Plan for our students, a central location for medication and work closely with the parents and student.” Ricker said that any medication brought into Delphos City Schools requires healthcare provider instructions and signature on the school’s med-

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ication forms. “We have specific forms for the life-saving medication epinephrine, which is the injection administered for anaphylactic reactions to allergies,” Ricker explained. “All students with severe peanut allergies have epi-pens [Epinephrine] in the school office.” “Some of our students have Epi-pens for use for severe allergic reactions,” Gemmer detailed. “We follow the individualized plan for each student from their physician.” Ricker said that designated staff members are trained and certified on administering the injection and other medications by the school nurses. Depending on the physician’s orders, some students may carry their own epi-pens and some students may have two epi-pens in the school clinic or office. If a child is permitted to carry their own epipen, Ohio law states a back-up pen must be provided to the school office. If an epi-pen would have to be used in this District, 911 will always be called by the staff. See ALLERGY, page 10

Delphos teams split in football, p6

Jefferson choir students are selling Mums again this year. They are in a 9-inch pot with 15-16-inch foliage. Colors are yellow, red, purple, white and bronze. The cost is $10 per mum with $4 of that student profit. Orders and money are due by Sept. 12. To order, contact a choir member or call the high school at 419-6951786 and ask for Choir Director Tamara Wirth. Delivery/pick-up date is 6 p.m. Sept 27 at the high school garage.

Delphos native Wannemacher earns spot on ‘The X-Factor’

Friday night football scores Ada Spencerville Ott.-Gland. Van Wert Crestview Hicksville Jefferson Paulding LCC St. John’s Allen East Col. Grove 39 21 42 0 41 18 41 0 21 6 32 22 Wannemacher BY NANCY SPENCER Herald Editor nspencer@delphosherald.com NASHVILLE — On Wednesday and Thursday, “The X Factor” will debut its third season on FOX network channels. Locals may see a familiar face during one set of the auditions but they might not recognize the voice. When Brad Wannemacher sang in the St. John’s High School choir, no one really noticed. The 2009 graduate was more concerned with golf than singing. “I really like to sing but I didn’t have the confidence then to let everyone hear my voice,” Wannemacher said from Nashville in a phone interview with The Herald. “I decided that if I was going to change my life, I had to change. I put myself out there and won a spot on the show. This is the craziest thing I’ve ever done. It was amazing and incredible.” Wannemacher said the notoriously ruthless “X Factor” judge Simon Cowell and the rest were very cordial and genuinely interested. “I told the judges I was from Delphos, Ohio, and they all said, ‘Where in the heck is Delphos, Ohio?’ They asked me what I was doing and when I told them I was majoring in recording industry, they were impressed,” he said. Wannemacher is a senior at Middle Tennessee State and while he’s in the heartland of country music, he prefers pop/rock. “Most people come to Nashville to make a name in the country music business,” Wannemacher said. “I’m just here to study and get my degree. I like pop/ rock music.” See X FACTOR, page 10

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M o s t l y sunny this morning then becoming partly cloudy later in the day and into tonight. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms tonight. Highs in the mid 80s and lows in the mid 60s. See page 2.


Giant sunflower plants garden surprise
Avid gardeners Bill and Barb Kroeger have had a bumper crop of sweet potatoes, onions, green peppers, potatoes and tomatoes this year. The one crop they had not anticipated was the 9-10 foot gigantic, volunteer sunflower plants growing at the edge of their garden. Pictured is Kroeger holding up the 8-10 pound, 15-inch diameter seed head. (Delphos Herald/Stephanie Groves)


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2 3 4 5 Information submitted 6-7 8-9 The Better Business Bureau of 10 Lima has received inquires from 11 consumers who have receiv12 ing messages on their computer

Better Business Bureau warns of computer scam
claiming to represent Microsoft. It states that you have a serious problem with your computer and your database could be compromised. You are given a number to call to fix this problem. They tell you that they can fix the computer right then. You are given instruction to follow but for a fee which they ask for your credit card number. They tell you to type in some codes and click on the box. This gives them control of your computer. They take control of your computer, download malware or a virus which allows them to hack into or mine your database for sensitive data. Microsoft will not contact computer customers in this manner. Do not give your credit card number. Do not allow them access to your computer. If you have, call your computer tech person and have them check over your computer and contact the BBB. For more information or to report a suspected scam, contact Cheryl Parson at 419-223-7010.

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For The Record
At 5:23 a.m. Tuesday, Delphos Police were called to the 500 block of South Jefferson Street in reference to a theft complaint at a residence in that area. Upon officers’ arrival, the victim stated that sometime in the overnight hours, someone had gained entry into the unlocked vehicle and had taken items from inside. At 7:10 a.m. Tuesday, police were called to the 1400 block of South Clay Street in reference to a theft complaint at a residence in that area. Upon officers’ arrival, the victim stated that sometime in the overnight hours, someone had gained entry into the unlocked vehicle and had taken items from inside. At 7:15 a.m. Tuesday, while on routine patrol in the 900 block of South Main Street, police came into contact with Johnny Ray Foust, 51, at which time it was found that Foust had an active arrest warrant issued out of Paulding County for failing to appear in court. Foust was taken into custody and was later turned over to Deputies from Paulding County. At 5:17 p.m. Tuesday, Delphos Police were called to the 200 block of Holland Avenue in reference to a burglary complaint at a residence in that area. Upon officers’ arrival, the victim stated that someone had gained entry into the residence and had taken electronics from inside the residence. One Year Ago Thursday afternoon, a secretly-planned event was conducted at the Van Wert County Regional Airport. Nearly 150 residents with special needs showed up at the airport to take a once-in-a-lifetime hot air balloon ride. The Sugar Bear balloon is unique at the Van Wert Hot Air Festival in that it will be the only one with a special shape.


Delphos St. John’s Week of September 9-13 Monday: Hamburger sandwich/pickle and onion, assorted fries, romaine salad, peaches, fresh fruit, milk. Tuesday: Chicken wrap/ lettuce/ tomato/ cheese, black beans, romaine salad, pears, fresh fruit, milk. Wednesday: Sloppy Jo sandwich, carrots, romaine salad, mandarin oranges, fresh fruit, milk. Thursday: Italian grilled chicken sandwich, broccoli, romaine salad, mixed fruit, fresh fruit, milk. Friday: Stuffed crust pepperoni pizza, green beans, romaine salad, applesauce, fresh fruit, milk. ————— Delphos City Schools Grab and go lunches are available every day and must be ordered by 9 a.m. Week of September 9-13 Monday: Corn dogs, corn, fresh fruit, milk. Tuesday: Pasta w/meat sauce, garlic bread, salad, sherbet, milk. Wednesday: Pizza, veggies with dip, fruit, milk. Thursday: Meatball sub or sloppy Jo sandwich, green beans, fruit, milk. Friday: Chicken nuggets, bread and butter, peas, fruit, milk. ————— Ottoville Week of September 9-13 Monday: Hamburger, tomato slice, corn, carrot six, peaches, milk. Tuesday: Taco salad with cheese, lettuce, tomato (4-12); tacos (K-3), refried beans, corn chips, pineapple, milk. Wednesday: Turkey slice, mashed potatoes with gravy, corn, butter bread, applesauce, milk. Thursday: Corn dog, french fries, romaine blend lettuce, cherries/blueberries, milk. Friday: Chicken breast, baked potato, butter bread, green beans, mixed fruit, milk. ————— Fort Jennings Local Schools Chocolate, white or strawberry milk served with all meals. High school - A la Carte pretzel and cheese every Friday. Additional fruit and vegetable daily for high school. Salad bar will be Wednesday and pretzel and cheese on Fridays. Week of September 9-13 Monday: Macaroni and cheese, green beans, dinner roll, fruit. Tuesday: Mini corn dogs, cheese stick, carrots, banana cake, fruit. Wednesday: Fiestata, dinner roll, corn, fruit. Thursday: Popcorn chicken, dinner roll, mixed vegetables, fruit. Friday: Meatball hot pocket, baked beans, shape up, fruit. ————— Spencerville Schools Week of September 9-13 Monday: K-4: Cheesy breadsticks, pizza dipping sauce, carrots and dip, pineapple, milk. 5-12th: Stuffed crust cheese pizza, chips and salsa, carrots and dip, pineapple, milk. Tuesday: Meatballs with mozz cheese, green beans, fresh veggie and dip, Goldfish crackers, applesauce, milk. Wednesday: Breaded chicken patty sandwich, steamed broccoli with cheese sauce, carrots and dip, raspberry lemon slushie, milk. Thursday: K-4: Corn dog, baked beans, fresh veggie and dip, cheetos, watermelon, milk. 5-12: Chili cheese fries, cheesy breadstick, water melon, milk. Friday: K-4: Popcorn chicken, cheesy mashed potatoes, fresh veggie and dip, biscuit, applesauce, milk. 5-12: Popcorn chicken bowl, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn, biscuit, applesauce, milk. —————

25 Years Ago – 1988 Ottoville volleyball team defeated Kalida 18-16, 11-15 and 15-4 Tuesday. Leaders for Ottoville were: aces, Kelly Kaufman 3, Terri Hilvers 3; points served, Carmen Flores 19, Kaufman 8, Maria Honigford 5; sets, Kaufman 25, Lauri Turnwald 22, Flores 10; spikes, Cheryl Klima 13, Hilvers 12, Kaufman 7; kills, Klima 5, Hilvers 3, Kaufman 3; blocks, Hilvers 2. John Steinke of St. Marys won the Duggan Memorial Shoot Labor Day at Delphos Sportsman Club over a field of 32 other shooters. Steinke shattered 96 of 100 clay targets. Ken Diltz won the 21-24-yard trophy breaking 94 of 100 targets. Steve Crockett won the 17-20-yard trophy breaking 91 of 100 targets. Crockett won by forfeiture over W. Rob Nolte. St. John’s cross country team took third in the Allen County Invitational Tuesday at Faurot Park, Lima. Blue Jay runners were Dan Mueller, 12th, 19:16; Travis Pittner, 13th, 19:20; Kev Beckman, 15th, 19:35; Chad Querry, 17th, 19:42; Scott Schimmoeller, 19th, 19:43; Doug Hohman, 25th, 20:09; and Greg Knippen, 28th, 20:40. 50 Years Ago – 1963 Around 125 antique cars, “from 1900 vintage on,” plus “we hope 10 or 12 high school bands,” will participate in the Old Fashioned Days parade one week from Saturday, according to Chamber of Commerce President Mel Westrich. Westrich said the Sept. 14 event will be the sixth annual parade

held during Old Fashioned Days. Tom Nomina, 6-foot-5, 270-pound pro footballer, is slated to play both offensively and defensively for the Denver Broncos in their American Football League opener in Denver Saturday night against Kansas City. Nomina is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Nomina, near Delphos, and graduated from Delphos St. John’s and from Miami University, Oxford, where he excelled in football. Norlynne Grewe, elder daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Norbert Grewe, West Fifth Street, is in Lake Placid, New York, where she has a position in the editorial department of the town’s newspaper. A graduate of Delphos St. John’s, Grewe received her Bachelor of Arts degree at Notre Dame College, Cleveland, in June. 75 Years Ago – 1938 Star Café defeated Coombs Shoes 3 to 2 Tuesday night in the opening game of a five-game championship kittenball series being played at city athletic field diamond one. Coombs had two errors and the Star had three. R. Ditto of the Star team furnished a thrill when he hit for the circuit in the fifth. The Four Horsemen Membership campaign being conducted by Delphos Aerie of Eagles came to a successful close last Wednesday. The four teams were captained by Joseph Ostendorf, Frank Holden, Hugh Bickel, and Fred Wreede. The team winning the campaign, however, was captained by Clarence Hoelderle. This team was organized by Hoelderle and challenged the Four Horsemen. The annual homecoming will be held at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Fort Jennings, Sunday. Rev. Charles Stroh is pastor. A basket dinner will be enjoyed at noon in Memorial Hall. A song service and an organ concert are scheduled for the afternoon program. Mrs. W. L. Carter will present an informal recital on the Everett organ which the congregation hopes to purchase in the near future.

The Delphos Herald
Nancy Spencer, editor Ray Geary, general manager Delphos Herald, Inc. Don Hemple, advertising manager Lori Goodwin Silette, circulation manager
Vol. 144 No. 61

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ODOT release weekly road report
Information submitted 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 September 9, 2013 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 2013 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.-10 a.m. the following morning. The following is project information for the coming week: Ohio 117/309 interchange -The entrance ramp to I-75 northbound from Ohio117/309 is closed as of Aug. 29 for at least one month to allow for construction of the new northbound ramp and new northbound pavement on Interstate 75. -Traffic on Ohio 117/309 eastbound wishing to access I-75 northbound will be directed to Ohio 117, Greely Chapel Road to Fourth Street back to I-75. Ohio 117/309 westbound will be directed to Lost Creek Boulevard, Ohio 117, Greely Chapel Road and Fourth Street back to I-75. Fourth Street interchange -The southbound entrance and exit ramps at Fourth Street remain closed for reconstruction. Traffic is detoured to the Ohio 65 interchange then north on Ohio 65 (St. Johns Road) to Fourth Street. Electronic message boards have been placed on I-75 advising motorists to use Ohio 65. Northbound ramps are open. I-75 Mainline -Traffic on I-75 northbound has been switched onto the new concrete pavement from just south of Fourth Street to a point prior to the Ohio 117/309 interchange where traffic is then transitioned back to the existing pavement. This will allow crews to complete the construction of the new concrete pavement at the south end of the project. -Paving of the new lanes on I-75 in the northbound direction outside the barrier wall from just south of Fourth Street to Ohio 117/309 is completed at this time. Paving in the southbound lanes from south of Fourth Street to the Ohio 117/309 interchange is underway. 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. -Motorists should be aware that all entrance and exit ramp merge areas have been shortened throughout the project area. Drivers on I-75 are encouraged to use the passing lane through the zone if they do not wish to exit. Signs advising this have been placed throughout the project area. 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 117 between Ohio 309 and the service road behind McDonald’s was closed Friday and will reopen Monday at 6 a.m. to allow for reconstruction of the pavement and of the intersection. Traffic detoured onto Lost Creek Blvd. back to Ohio 117. Traffic on Ohio 309 will not be affected and access to the restaurants at the intersection will be maintained. Ohio 81 from just west of Stewart Road to just west of


Neubrecht Road east of Lima is one lane in each direction in the existing eastbound lanes for pavement reconstruction. All ramp movements are currently maintained at the interchange with I-75. Allen County Ohio 309 between the village of Elida and Eastown Road will be restricted to one lane through the work zone for pavement repair. Work is being performed by Allen County ODOT maintenance garage. Putnam County U.S. 224 a half mile west of the village of Kalida to the CSX railroad in the village of Ottawa will be restricted to one lane through the work zone for pavement repair and resurfacing. Work is being performed by Bluffton Paving, Bluffton. Ohio 108 south of Miller City to just north of Miller City will be restricted to one lane through the work zone for pavement repair and resurfacing. Work is being performed by Bluffton Paving, Bluffton. Ohio 694 from the Glandorf corporation limit to just north of Glandorf will be restricted to one lane through the work zone for pavement repair and resurfacing. Work is being performed by Bluffton Paving, Bluffton. Ohio 634 between the village of Cloverdale and Road T-I-22 restricted to one lane through the work zone for drainage work. Work is being performed by the Putnam County ODOT maintenance garage. Van Wert County Ohio 49 inside the corporation limits of the village of Convoy restricted to one lane through the work zone for pavement repair and resurfacing. The project is expected to be completed during the week. Work is being performed by Shelly Company, Findlay. Ohio 117 near its intersection with Ohio 116 is now open. U.S. 127 three miles south of Van Wert closed Aug. 13 for 45 days for bridge repair. Traffic is detoured to Ohio 81 to Ohio 118 back to U.S. 127. Work is being performed by Brumbaugh Construction, Arcanam.

The Delphos Herald wants to correct published errors in its news, sports and feature articles. To inform the newsroom of a mistake in published information, call the editorial department at 419-695-0015. Corrections will be published on this page.


The Delphos Rotary Club would like to thank the many sponsors for their help and support of the summer Music in the Park series. Thanks to all the organizations that provided concessions before the concerts: the Delphos Area Art Guild, the Delphos Museum of Postal History Board of Directors, the Delphos Canal Commission, Tender Times, the Trinity United Methodist Church Missions Committee and Cub Scout Pack 42 for making popcorn. Also thanks to the Parks and Recreation Department for keeping the park area clean and inviting. We are especially grateful to the Hanser family for the pavilion, which is a beautiful place to hold concerts. Most of all, we would like to thank everyone who attended and enjoyed the concerts. We’re sure the musicians appreciated your attendance as much as we did. The Delphos Rotary Club


ST. RITA’S A girl was born Sept. 5 to Kendra and Matt Cross of Ottoville.


Wheat Corn Soybean $6.18 $5.93 $14.76



WEATHER FORECAST Tri-county Associated Press



2:30-4 “DARE TO DREAM TOUR” 2013

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TODAY: Mostly sunny in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 80s. Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph. TONIGHT: Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 60s. West winds around 10 mph. SUNDAY: Partly cloudy in the morning then becoming mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 80s. North winds around 10 mph becoming northeast in the afternoon. SUNDAY NIGHT: Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 50s. East winds 5 to 10 mph. MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT: Mostly clear. Highs in the lower 80s. Lows around 70.

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September is Library Card Sign Up Month
September is Library Card Sign Up Month and we here at the library hope that you already have a library card but if you don’t, one may be obtained very easily at our circulation desk. Your Delphos Library card allows you access to over 8 million items through our catalog, but what if you just use your Kindle or ereaders for reading material? We can also help since the library also has access to the SEO eBook and download center as well as the Ohio E-book project. With your library card, eBooks and audios can be delivered to your electronic devices. The library will also be participating in the Big Library Read program. This program allows our library to feature “Nancy Clancy, Super Sleuth” in both eBook and audiobook formats from Sept. 16–30. During this two-week reading period, Book one from the Nancy Clancy series will be available for every patron that wishes to read it—no holds, no wait lists. Check the library’s website or Facebook page for more details. The library will also begin hosting a “Tech Drop In” night once a month starting in September, where patrons can bring their devices in and have one-on-one assistance with learning how to use the device. The first tech night will be held at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 25. The children’s department is now accepting registrations for story time for toddlers and preschoolers. More information on dates and times are available on the library’s website delphos.lib.oh.us, Facebook or by calling the library at 419-694-4015. The annual book sale will be held from Sept. 19-21. We have many books, paperbacks, magazines and books on CD for sale. Stop in early for the best selection. New DVD titles added this month to the collection: The Big Wedding Curious George Escape from Planet Earth Gibsonburg A Good Day to Die Hard The Green Berets Gunsmoke Honor Flight: One Last Mission Ironman: The Rise of Technovore The Jim Henson Collection Oblivion Music CD’s added to collection: Backstreet Boys-In a World like This Mickey Mouse ClubhouseMinnie’s Favorites Harry Connick, Jr. - Every Man Should Know One Direction-Take Me Home Fiction ‘The Daughters of Mars’ by Thomas Keneally In 1915, Naomi and Sally Durance, two spirited Australian sisters, join the war effort as nurses, escaping the confines of their father’s farm and carrying a guilty secret with them. Though they are used to tending the sick, nothing could have prepared them for what they confront, first on a hospital ship near Gallipoli, then on the Western Front. Yet amid the carnage, the sisters become the friends they never were at home and find themselves courageous in the face of extreme danger and also the hostility from some on their own side. There is great bravery, humor and compassion, too, and the inspiring example of the remarkable women they serve alongside. ‘Road from Gap Creek’ by Robert Morgan A sequel to Robert Morgan’s novel “Gap Creek” which was an Oprah Book Club Selection and an instant national bestseller, attracting hundreds of thousands of readers to its story of a marriage begun with love and hope at the turn of the 20th c e n t u r y. Robert Morgan t a k e s us back into their lives, telling their story and the stories of their children through the eyes of their youngest daughter, Annie. Through Annie, we watch as the four Richards children create their own histories, lives that include both triumphs and hardship in the face of the Great Depression and then World War II. Much more than a sequel, “The Road from Gap Creek” is a moving and indelible portrait of people and their world in a time of unprecedented change, an American story told by one of our country’s most acclaimed writers. Nonfiction ‘The Big Disconnect’ by Catherine Steiner-Adair Have iPads replaced conversation at the dinner table? What do infants observe when their parents are on their smartphones? Should you be your child’s Facebook friend? As the focus of family has turned to the glow of the screen—children constantly texting their friends, parents working online around the clock—everyday life is undergoing a massive transformation. Easy availability to the Internet and social media has erased the boundaries that protect children from the unsavory aspects of adult life. Parents often feel they are losing a meaningful connection with their children. Children are feeling lonely and alienated. The digital world is here to stay, but what are families losing with technology’s gain? As renowned clinical psychologist Catherine SteinerAdair explains, families are in crisis around this issue, and even more so than they realize. Not only do chronic tech distractions have deep and lasting effects, but children desperately need parents to provide what tech cannot: close, significant interactions with the adults in their lives. Drawing on real-life stories from her clinical work with children and parents, and her consulting work with educators and experts across the country, Steiner-Adair offers insights and advice that can help parents achieve greater understanding, authority and confidence as they come up against the tech revolution unfolding in their living rooms. ‘Unbeatable’ by Jerry Barca This is the first book to tell the complete story of the incredible 1988 season that brought the fledgling Fighting Irish back to the top of college sports in what many consider to be the greatest unbeaten season of college football ever played. With a completely unlikely but forever memorable cast of characters—including the slight, lisping coach Lou Holtz; the star quarterback, Tony Rice; five-foot-nothing Asian kicker, Reggie Ho; NFL-bound Ricky Watters; and a crazed and ferocious defensive line, among others—Notre Dame whipped millions of fans into a frenzy. This roller coaster season of football includes the infamous Catholics vs. Convicts game (Notre Dame vs. Jimmy Johnson’s #1 ranked Miami Hurricanes). The two teams were undefeated when they met at Notre Dame Stadium, with the Irish winning in the final seconds by a final score of 31-30. With original reporting and interviews with everyone from the players to the coaches, detailed research and access to the Notre Dame archives, Jerry Barca tells a gripping story of an unbelievable season and the players who would become legends. More than a Notre Dame book, “Unbeatable” is a compelling narrative of one of the most incredible sports stories of the last century— the unlikely tale of an underdog team coming together and making history. Memorials To Love and to Cherish by Kelly Irvin Blueberry Surprise: Love Finds a Way by Wanda Brunstetter The Homesteaders Sweetheart by Lacy Williams Hawaiian Interlude by Dorothy Francis Top of the Moon by Lorena McCourtney In Memory of Marciel Etzkorn by Warren and LaDonna Peterson Apollo: The Epic Journey to the Moon, 1963-1972 by David West Reynolds Time New Frontiers of Space: From Mars to the Edge of the Universe by Jeffrey Kluger In Memory of Gordon Fullerton by Paul and Jane Sadler The Girl you left behind by JoJo Moyes In Memory of Delores Sheeter by Charles and May Miller Down Syndrome Parenting 101: must have advice for making life easier by Natalie Hale I can, can you ? by Marjorie Pitzer Off we go for a haircut by Avril Webster Off we go to the dentist by Avril Webster Off we go to the grocery store by Avril Webster In Memory of Tommy Broecker by Bob and Joyce Lause From The Children’s Corner: ‘Bedtime Math, A Fun Excuse To Stay Up Late’ by Laura Overdeck Here’s something fun and valuable to add to the bedtime ritual: math!! Yes, I did say fun. Overdeck and the ‘Bedtime Math’ folks have as their mission to make math a fun part of kids’ everyday lives. Inside, readers will find page after page of math fun, for instance, squirting ketchup, weighing pumpkins and rolling cheese. This book mirrors the program ideas used in the recent Bedtime Math programs presented at the library. ‘Penelope Crumb’ ‘Penelope Crumb Never Forgets’ both by Shawn K. Stout Miss Crumb is a delightful and extraordinary fourth grader who discovers (when a student in her class draws a picture of her) that she has a big nose. So does the longlost grandfather she’s never met. Penelope is going to need all her heart and soul to navigate some tricky family issues and gain the outcome she desires: to bring them all back together. Penelope is a Junie, Ramona and Clementine all wrapped into one special package. ‘Road Trip’ by Gary and Jim Paulsen This is a quintessential Paulsen novel with a lot of story packed in to a compact 100 pages. Ben and his dad are going on a road trip to rescue a border collie and as their trip ensues, a colorful band of travelers develop. First Ben invites his thuggish friend Theo, and of course, they take Atticus, the resident border collie. Add Gus and his school bus (new transportation) and Mia, a waitress who needs to get out of town and you have one motley crew. Plus, someone sinister is following them. This is a fast and fun read. ‘Titanic: Voices From The Disaster’ by Deborah Hopkins Hopkins, known for treatment of nonfiction for young people, has sewn together the story of the sinking of the Titanic using testimony from survivors, witnesses and photos, newspaper articles and other actual accounts of the tragic disaster. Though the story has not changed, this book presents a whole new way to experience and understand the events as they unfolded. Readers will feel like they are transported inside the story. ‘The Beatles Were Fab (And They Were Funny)’ by Kathleen Krull and Paul Brewer You knew that the Beatles were talented, hip and way cool, but did you know they were funny? Humor was an outlet that allowed them to deal with the sudden mania and press of fans everywhere they went. This large and colorful picture book tells the story of their immediate rise to fame, and some of the fun answers they gave to interviewers. Question: If one of you stopped being a Beatle, what do you think you’d do? George: I think I’d train elephants in a zoo!


The Humane Society of Allen County has many pets waiting for adoption. Each comes with a spay or neuter, first shots and a heartworm test. Call 419-991-1775.


At just 6 months old, Emma is learning to be a lady and doing well in basic obedience classes. She is learning “sit” and “down” and is very eager to please. Emma loves toys and people and she would make an excellent companion.

Chewy is just as loving and playful as they come. He loves his toys but when this little guy is in your arms, he will give you so much love.

The following pets are available for adoption through The Van Wert Animal Protective League: Cats Minx, M, 4 years, 2 1/2 years, neutered, front dewclawed, yellow mackerel, tiger, names Sherman Tank and Mini Me M, 3 years, shots, dew-clawed, neutered, black/gray/ white, named Figero Kittens M, F, 9 weeks, shots, dewormed, black and white, white and gray M, F, 6 months, angora, gray striped M, F, orange, tabby Dogs Dachshund, M, 12 years, long haired, shots, named Indy Brown Lab, F, 12 years, spaded, shots, name Montana Black Lab, F, 4 years, name Lily Rat Terrier, F, 11 years, spayed, name Zay Shepherd mix, F, 3 years, black and brown, name Bella Lab/Beagle/Dalmatian, M, 3 years, fixed, shots, white with black spots, name Casper Shepherd mix, F, 3 years, fixed, yellow, name Foxy Mix, F, 1 year, black and brown, medium size, name Lucy Rot, F, 5 years, spayed, shots, purebred, name Babe. For more information on these pets or if you are in need of finding a home for your pet, contact The Animal Protective League from 9-5 weekdays at (419) 749-2976. If you are looking for a pet not listed, call to be put on a waiting list in case something becomes available. Donations or correspondence can be sent to PO Box 321, Van Wert, OH 45891.

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“The hardest job kids face today is learning good manners without seeing any.” — Fred Astaire, American dancer-actor (1899-1987)

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DEAR EDITOR, September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Gold in September stands for kids with cancer. An opportunity is available to you to raise awareness and support for these special kids. An organization called CureSearch holds an event called CureSearch Walk to raise money and awareness. This is a nonprofit organization that funds life-saving research through the Children’s Oncology Group (COG). There are more than 200 children’s cancer centers across the U.S. Some of these centers include Nationwide Children’s in Columbus, Toledo Children’s Hospital and St. Jude’s Hospital. CureSearch is a research organization that is strictly dedicated to research of children’s cancers. Ninety-six percent of all money raised goes directly to research. Several individuals who partner with CureSearch are the Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation and major league baseball player Craig Breslow’s Strike 3 Foundation. There are several walks to be held in the next few weeks. Today, one is being held in Toledo and one is taking place on Sunday in Fort Wayne. Dayton is hosting a walk in mid-September and Columbus will offer one on Oct. 4 in conjunction with an evening at the zoo. For a complete list of walks or to donate, please log on to www.curesearchwalk.org. In memory of my granddaughter, Alivia, who passed at the age of 3 in 2011, I have donated to CureSearch. Won’t you join me in raising money and raising awareness for the need to find cures for children’s cancers? Sincerely, Betty Shobe Delphos

The plagues of Michigan
I know you guys are going to think I’m a big whiner. The last two times I have gone to Michigan, bugs were involved. We spent Labor Day weekend by the lake and no, it wasn’t fishflies — it was sand fleas. I know, I know; I shouldn’t be such a baby but I was the only one they bit. I’m serious. I had like a hundred (perhaps a light exaggeration) bites from my knees down and no one else had a single nibble. I even doused myself with insect repellent and they were still biting me. I put socks on. The little buggers just chewed a ring around my ankles above the socks. The bites just look like little red dots until you get the skin’s reaction to the sand flea slobber. Yes, I said slobber. Sunday morning the itching started. I’m not sure how many of you have had poison ivy but the sensation is similar. No matter how much you scratch, you still itch. Itch — scratch. Itch — scratch. It becomes maddening — all-consuming. I can remember a summer from long ago when Kristen Macwhinney Ulm and I were at our cottage with our parents. We took the John boat to the beach a lake over and sunned ourselves and swam and had a wonderful afternoon. We made our way back to the cottage and had supper and when we were settling in for bed, the itching started. You know, the slobber thing. Kristen, who is a bit taller than I, had, and this is no exaggeration, more than 100 bites on her legs; we counted them and gave up at more than 100. (We had lain in the sand for hours that afternoon and the sand fleas had a feast!)

WASHINGTON -- Waging a little bit of war be reticent in light of experience is to be wise. Sane and wise seem like good starting points for is like being a little bit pregnant. History and human experience tell us that adult debate, especially when the stated goals of neither is possible, yet we seem bent on believ- a strike against Syria are nebulous to potentially nightmarish. ing it. Or, should I say, deceiving ourselves. Even as regrettable as our Iraq adventure President Obama’s call to strategically strike was in retrospect, absent the a few targets in Syria to teach President Bashar al-Assad a les- KATHLEEN PARKER weapons of mass destruction Saddam Hussein wanted the son — and John Kerry’s asserworld to believe he had, the tion that this would not be war clearly stated goal of a then— should give everyone pause. international coalition was to What would we call it if another take down Saddam, who was country fired missiles our way? considered a legitimate threat. I remember well watching This time, we can’t even the second plane fly into the rustle up support from our most second tower on 9/11 and saying loyal ally, Britain, much less to all gathered around the TV: the international community, an inconvenience “We’re at war.” We know it when we see it. Doubtless, the that puts the U.S. in possible conflict with international law, as Obama himself has menSyrians do too. Our ponderous slog toward non-war, mean- tioned. Speaking to CNN in late August, Obama while, is scaring all the wrong people. Not remarked that without a U.N. mandate “there are Assad, who by most accounts can survive a questions in terms of whether international law limited strike. Not Syria’s friends, who see us as supports it [missile strikes].” Indeed, military lawyers tell me that using flaccid and indecisive. force without international sanction violates Us. What can we be thinking? According to Obama, we’re thinking “shot international law unless the action is in selfacross the bow,” which means we’ll so frighten defense. Much as we despise what Assad has Assad that he’ll stop fighting for his survival. done during two years of civil war, we clearly Not likely. The implication that we’ll follow suit are not in imminent danger from Syria. As always, we have to wonder: Who is the with something worse should he not accede to our wishes is rendered moot by our assurances greater threat? Assad? Or those who seek to depose him, including the Muslim Brotherhood that we won’t, in fact, do worse. Murkier still is the Senate Foreign Relations and al-Qaeda? Administration officials insist Committee resolution stating that our policy is that most of those in the opposition are moderates, but hasn’t such faith blinded us before? to “change the momentum on the battlefield.” As Congress convenes next week to consider Even as we declare non-war in the most circumlocutory sort of way, Americans are asked whether to authorize Obama’s use of force, here to place their faith in illogical assumptions and are a few questions to ponder. What if: — The Syrian response is more chemical unlikely outcomes. These include that our interference in a civil war will instruct other rogues weapons or some other hostile action? — A couple of our planes are taken down to watch out and that Assad will receive the message that the use of chemical weapons won’t in the event the Pentagon deploys Air Force bombers? be tolerated. — We kill a few women and children? In a fresh round of cognitive dissonance, those who hesitate on the brink of a lim- Given the ample time we’ve allowed Assad ited war of choice, especially Republicans, to prepare for a strike, it is probable that the are dismissively characterized as “war-weary.” weapons delivery systems we aim to hit have Democratic strategist James Carville put a finer been positioned close to civilians. Suddenly point on it: Iraq Syndrome, aka “Blame Bush.” we are no better than Assad, just another killer Thanks to the previous administration’s han- of innocents. Finally, the worst question follows all of dling of Iraq — a not-so “cakewalk” of “shock and awe” — Americans are hesitant to have the above: Then what? The worst-case scenario isn’t necessarily inevitable, but the risk another go in the Middle East. These seem to me excellent reasons for seems greater than any justification thus far hesitation. To be war-weary is to be sane. To offered.


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Wasted time
Bertrand Russell said, “The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.” I want to believe this is true, especially, of course, on the days that I waste a lot of time. I generally try to be productive and feel like I’m contributing somehow, but then there are those days that I simply cannot motivate myself. No matter how much I tell myself I should get off the couch, turn off the TV, get off the Internet, etc., I just cannot bring myself to do it. I am inert. Then, at the end of the day, I feel guilty for not doing anything meaningful. I guess what Bertrand Russell meant is, I shouldn’t feel guilty about those “wasted days.” I shouldn’t because I enjoyed them. I enjoyed being lazy, taking a break from work to possibly watch some mind-numbing television or catch up on celebrity

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Calendar of Events
TODAY 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 1-3 p.m. — The Delphos Canal Commission Museum, 241 N. Main St., is open. 1-4 p.m. — Putnam County Museum is open, 202 E. Main St. Kalida. MONDAY 11:30 a.m. — Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff St. 6 p.m. — Middle Point Village Council meets. 6:30 p.m. — Shelter from the Storm support group meets in the Delphos Public Library basement. 7 p.m. — Marion Township trustees at township house. Middle Point council meets at town hall. Delphos City Council meets at the Delphos Municipal Building, 608 N. Canal St. 7:30 p.m. — Alcoholics Anonymous, First Presbyterian Church, 310 W. Second St. Delphos City School Board of Education meets in the Administrative Building on Jefferson Street. TUESDAY 11:30 a.m. — Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff St.

What’s next?
When visitors come to the museum for their second or third time, the question that usually pops up is: What’s next? Of course there is always the nagging problem of finances and if small independent museums like ours aren’t careful, that’s all they will ever work on. Fortunately our board of directors keeps evolving and with that comes fresh ideas and lots of new challenges for me. We have an excellent core group that is concerned about the future — next year, maybe even the next five to 10 years. I must admit that when I started this project over 18 years ago, I never dreamed that we would have come this far. Just this week, we had a large group of visitors from Germany that had come to spend time with the people of their sister city, St. Marys. We had a large group of sisters who toured the museum as part of their annual family get together. The organizer was from Dayton and she chose to spend a few days in Delphos. She had sisters from Arizona, Colorado and California. Can you imagine someone planning a family vacation to visit Delphos, especially if they don’t have any relatives in the area? You would be surprised at how many people have stopped in while traveling the Lincoln Highway as part of the 100th anniversary of the highway’s completion. OK, so you are still waiting for an answer to “What’s next?” The answer is quite simple. It is time we, as a town, get organized. Many years ago, I wrote an article about all the attractions in Delphos, the hidden gems that would bring people to our hometown. I heard you chuckle. Attractions you say? Where shall we start? How about with the two museums? Do you realize in order to see everything there, you would need an entire day? Need a place to stay? The Microtel is right here — clean, well appointed and at a reasonable cost. For each tour we have run from MPH tours, there have been people who have come to spend the previous night at the Microtel. They always say it is a relaxing way to start a vacation. What else do we have? Restaurants that will satisfy so many different tastes: Mexican, Chinese, Italian, Greek, steak houses, delis, coffee houses, specialty chicken, all the major fast food chains and local pubs, saloons and watering holes. Have any of you been to all the parks in Delphos lately? Stadium Park, the town pool, Garfield Park, the Hanser Pavilion, the shelterhouses and how about the Westrich Little League fields? Have you seen all the new equipment and landscaping that was installed by our local Kiwanis Club? How about the running track at the high school and the enhancements made by the Stadium Club? We have treasures in our midst like the Zane Grey birthplace, the Ostendorf Hotel, the Dienstberger House and let’s not forget about the magnificent church buildings and Oscar Velasquez’s outdoor murals. Just take the intersection of the Lincoln Highway and State Route 66 where you will find the Veterans’ Memorial Park, a Lincoln Hwy control station sign and the full-size murals on the Best One Tire and Delphos Herald buildings. Have you checked out the library and its new annex? I was just there the other day and even with all the cutbacks, there are free services you don’t normally find in communities our size. You have an interest in art? It’s all around us from Mike Bendele’s magnificent metal doors on St. John’s Church to the restorations of the late 19th/early 20th-century architecture of numerous buildings on Main Street. Have you seen the awesome three-dimensional murals done by the Delphos Area Art Guild that are in the Postal Museum? Just stop and look at the Central Block Building, the former Remlinger Drug and the Shenk & Lang buildings, the offices of JoAn Smith, Ace Hardware, the former Phelan Hotel and how about the Museum of Postal History? Anyone interested in antiques, coins and collectibles? Check out the Trading Post, the two antique malls or the boutiques and specialty stores of clothing, furniture, consignments and restaurant supplies. You’d never guess how many places you can find pizza, baked goods or ice cream in Delphos. We are fortunate to have social clubs and banquet halls fit for a party of any size and they are fully-equipped, clean and reasonably-priced. We have a recreation center open 12 months a year. Our cemeteries are visited by genealogists and they are the final resting places for people like “Dummy Kim” and canal boat Captain Crenshaw. Canal enthusiasts have walked the banks of the waterway and climbed on the locks that were part of that history. Everything I have mentioned is just inside the city limits of Delphos. So what’s next? We need to gather all the principal people involved with these attractions along with the ones I may have overlooked and we need to develop a travel and tourism organization right in the heart of Delphos. Every homeowner, every business person, everyone who can see what I am talking about needs to come forward to lend a hand, some time and maybe even a few dollars to put Delphos’s star on the map and bring people from all over the world to see how great life can be in America’s Friendliest City. What do you say? Will you join me? If you are interested, drop me a note, put a note on our website (www.postalhistorymuseum.org) or give us a call at 419-204-5315 and leave a message. If we all did just a little, what do you think could happen? Last but certainly not least, we have several seats still available for our trip to Monticello and Williamsburg slated to depart on Sept. 28.

Have you said yes to organ donation?
BY KAITLYN THOMPSON Community Outreach Coordinator Lifeline of Ohio

Becky Miller of Landeck holds a picture of her late brother, Mark, who provided a heart to a transplant patient upon his death. (Submitted photo)

On June 1, Lifeline of Ohio launched its latest campaign encouraging Ohioans to register as organ, eye and tissue donors. The “Have You Said Yes?” campaign celebrates registered donors who said yes and asks them to share why they made the decision to register as a donor on a virtual wall of heroes. The online wall brings awareness to the critical need for organ, eye and tissue donation and thanks those heroes who registered their decision to donate in the Ohio Donor Registry. Becky Miller of Landeck celebrates the heroes like her brother who gave gifts of life when they became organ donors in their death. She thinks it’s important to thank registered donors for saying yes because of the life-saving and healing legacy they’re choosing to leave. “My brother Mark was a star athlete in Allen County and while he never got the opportunity to become a husband or a father, instead he became a hero and a life-saver as an organ donor,” Miller said. “My family and I just received an update that my brother’s heart is still beating in his recipient 17 years after Mark died and donated his organs. Don’t underestimate the power you have to save lives when you register as a donor.” Registered donors can visit the wall of heroes at www. haveyousaidyes.org and leave a message describing why they said yes to donation. Posts also can be made via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (#sayyesohio) and all respondents are entered into a contest with a weekly giveaway, such as tickets to a Columbus Crew soccer game. Lifeline of Ohio hopes putting a face to the 56 percent of Ohioans who have said yes will bring awareness to the critical need for donation and inspire others to register their decision to donate. Say yes today when you renew your license at your local Bureau of Motor Vehicles agency or by visiting www. lifelineofohio.org.

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Wildcats pound Panthers 41-0
By TREY SMITH DHI Correspondent news@delphosherald.com PAULDING — A victorious Jefferson Wildcat football team improved to 2-0 overall and 1-0 in the Northwest Conference Friday night on the road against the Paulding Panthers in a 41-0 game plagued by injuries, cramps and penalties. The Red and White came out clicking on all cylinders, getting off to a quick 7-0 lead on a 61-yard dash by senior tailback Zavier Buzard (25 rushes/208 yards, 2 TDs). On Paulding’s first possession, the ‘Cats’ defense held strong, as they did most of the night, and forced the first of many 3-and-outs. Head Coach Bub Lindeman was very pleased with the defensive effort. “Coach (Ben) Rahrig and the defensive staff did an outstanding job getting our young men ready for the task at hand,” said Lindeman after the game. “Our guys had an excellent week of practice and executed our game plan very well.” The ensuing DJHS possession resulted in another touchdown by Buzard, this one a pitch from the 2 yard line. Early success for Delphos came to a screeching halt, however, due to a major injury to a member of the Panthers’ kick return team. The lengthy delay to take care of the injured Paulding player seemed to stall the momentum for the Jeffcats. Although the offense seemed to falter, the Jefferson defense (5 sacks, 24 yards lost) capped off another stop with a sack by sophomore linebacker Dalton Hicks. The Wildcats seized the opening and scored for the third time in the half on a quarterback scramble by senior Austin Jettinghoff (4 rushes/ 28 yards, 1 TD; 9/15 passing for 161 yards, 1 TD). Both teams continued to trade blows for the remainder of the quarter, though unable to capitalize on any drive. With little time left before halftime, Jefferson drove down to the 3 yard line while also using up as much clock as possible. It seemed as though the Wildcats were going to score again and put the game out of reach. The Panther defense thought differently as they made a tremendous goal-line stand and kept the ‘Cats out of the end-zone. “That’s what happens when we play as a team, as a group of all 11 guys out there playing their role,” stated a somber Paulding head coach Kyle Coleman. “It’s frustrating for us as coaches because we see glimpses of great play but yet we lack the ability to play that way on a consistent basis.” Delphos went into the break with a 21-0 lead over a disheartened Panther team. With a new fire of intensity, the Red and White came out of the half and took complete command of the game. A major block by Tyler Mox (3 receptions/57 yards, 1 TD) opened the path for fullback Jordan McCann and re-ignited the Jeffcat offense. Later on the same possession, a jet sweep hand off to Ross Thompson (2 rushes/21 yards, 1 TD; 4 receptions/79 yards) resulted in Jefferson’s fourth touchdown of the night. Although the defense for Delphos held strong for the majority of the game, the offense flickered out again near the end of the third quarter. With a comfortable 28-0 lead, the Red and White headed into the final stanza. The fourth period consisted of one touchdown by Mox on a diving catch in the end zone off a pass from Jettinghoff from 10 yards away. Kicker Kurt Wollenhaupt added his fifth and final extra point of the night to increase the Wildcat lead to 35-0. The Jefferson JV finished out the remainder of the game and sealed the final margin of victory on a 4-yard TD run by Aaron Parkins (8 rushes/71 yards, 1 TD). Jefferson returns to Stadium Park next Friday night in a big NWC encounter against the also undefeated Bluffton Pirates. The Panthers travel to Antwerp, still looking for their first victory. See WILDCATS, page 7




St. John’s defenders Autin Heiing and Cody Looser corral LCC speedster Mykale Rogers during the teams’ rivalry contest Friday night at Stadium Park. (Delphos Herald/Randy Shellenbarger)


Thunderbirds run past Blue Jays in grid action
By JIM METCALFE Staff Writer jmetcalfe@delphosherald.com DELPHOS — No matter what offense or defense you might run — even in today’s more-prevalent spread offenses — it still comes down to blocking and tackling. In the mind of St. John’s gridiron coach Todd Schulte, his team sorely lacked the latter Friday night against growing archrival Lima Central Catholic. So much so, the visiting Thunderbirds downed the host Blue Jays 21-6 in nonleague action under the Stadium Park lights. “It’s a simple as that. It doesn’t matter how fast you are or your opponents are; if you can’t block them, you’re not going to do much offensively,” Schulte explained. “It’s not just up front, either; it’s all over. We’re not blocking people. We also missed a lot of tackles on defense. It’s as simple as that.” The Blue Jays (0-2) got the first big break, with senior Jason Wittler recovering a Colin Stolly fumble at the visitor 44 on the game’s fifth play from scrimmage. St. John’s senior tailback Tyler Jettinghoff (15 rushes, 65 yards) ran for eight and then the Jays couldn’t get a first down, turning the ball over on downs at the 36. “That’s our first turnover all year and we give up the eight yards on the first play. We then owned the next three plays and got the ball back,” LCC coach Jerry Cooper said. “That set the tone for us defensively all night. When we took the ball right down the field and scored, that set the tone for us with our offensive line.” The T-Birds (2-0), using their myriad weapons in the backfield, smartly drove those 64 yards in four plays, set up by a 38-yarder by Dimitri Floyd (7 totes, 82 yards). At the host 13, senior speedster Mykale Rogers (7 rushes, 65 yards; 2 catches, 105 yards) took a Jet sweep to the left and showed great patience in and out of his cuts, veering toward the pylon for the tally. Stolly added the conversion for a 7-0 edge with 7:17 showing in the first. The LCC defense, who held the Jays to 130 yards of total offense (all rushing), forced a 3-and-out and took over at the host 48. It took them 13 plays to go the distance — all but one a run — and finished it off on a 4th-and-goal 1-yard Stolly sneak over right guard. Stolly’s kick made it 14-0 with 11:14 left in the half. The Jays gained a first down on their next drive but punted away, with Ben Wrasman (4 punts, 38.8-yard average) pinning the visitors at their 13. The Jays forced a punt by Stolly and commenced at their 47. They garnered the LCC 30 in four plays but two sacks of quarterback Nick Martz (7 rushes, 1 yards) threw them back 19 yards and they had to punt. The Thunderbirds ran out the final 2:03 of the half.

The Jays punted on their first possession of the second half but Wrasman’s 50-yard boot was downed at the LCC 4. Two plays hence, including a motion call that put the visitors at the 3, Stolly dropped straight back and found Rogers on a crossing route (left to right on the right-side numbers at the 16; he turned up and no one was going to catch him as he completed the 97-yarder catch-andrun score with 8:20 showing in the third. Stolly made it 21-0. LCC got a turnover on the Jays first play from scrimmage — after junior Evan Hays returned the kickoff 25 yards to the 40 — as Cameron White picked off a pass at the visitor 44. They ran off 10 plays and 4:58 before turning the pigskin over on downs at the host 23 as the Jays forced a 4th-and-8 incompletion by Stolly. The Jays started to get something going, using five running plays to attain the guests’ 35. However, two incmpletions ended the threat. The Jays forced a punt and then used a 33-yard Hays punt return to set up shop at the guests’ 36. Jettinghoff had two runs for 18 yards, senior fullback Luke MacLennan (6 rushes, 61 yards) ran for 13 and then Jettinghoff took a toss off right tackle and would not be denied the end zone, plowing through the defense for the six with 8:51 left. A bad snap on the conversion kick left the score 21-6. See JAYS, page 7

Friday Local Round Up
at Eggerss Stadium handing the host Cougars a 42-0 loss in the Western Buckeye League opener. The Titans (2-0, 1-0) opened the game’s scoring with a1-yard Logan Rieman run in the first period, with Mitch Niese adding the conversion. Rieman threw a 22-yard scoring toss to Zac Kuhlman later in the period and Niese added the conversion for a 14-0 edge. The visitors put 21 points on the board in the second stanza: a 10-yard Rieman run; a 2-yard run by Brad Raser; and a 9-yard pass from Rieman to Tyler Zender; with Niese adding all the point-afters for a 35-0 halftime edge. O - G tacked on the final score in the third as Shane Schroeder ran in a 10-yarder. Van Wert (0-2, 0-1) is at Shawnee Friday. —— Thursday Correction In Thursday’s Local Roundup regarding the Jefferson at Ottoville volleyball matchup, the Herald inadvertently reported that Jefferson won the contest. In fact, the host Lady Green won the matchup in four.

Information Submitted LadyCats whitewash Musketeers in PCL soccer KALIDA — The Kalida girls soccer team took a big step toward a Putnam County League title with a 4-0 shutout of Fort Jennings Friday night at Kalida Soccer Stadium. Scoring goals for the host LadyCats (4-0-1, 2-0-0 PCL) were Makenna Vorst with two and one each by Brittany Kahle and Jackie Gardner. Kahle, Gardner and Joni Kaufman had assists for the hosts, who dominated the offense with an 18-2 shots on-goal edge.

OHIO DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES DIVISION OF WILDLIFE Weekly Fish Ohio Fishing Report! CENTRAL OHIO Deer Creek Lake (Fayette/ Madison/Pickaway counties) Crappie are providing the action here right now as we wait for the saugeye fishing to pick up later this month; fish woody structures using a jig or minnow suspended by a bobber. Remember, at this lake, crappie must be nine inches or longer to keep. Baitfish abound right now, creating a challenge to anglers. Channel catfish are being caught in the upper end of the lake using cut bait in the evenings. Indian Lake (Logan County) Saugeye are being caught along south bank and around the Moundwood and Dream Bridge areas; try crankbaits and worm harnesses trolled near the bottom, with jigging also being effective. Anglers are catching largemouth bass in the canals around cover; try spinner baits, tubes and crankbaits. Bluegill are still being caught in the channels; use wax worms, nightcrawlers or crickets. Try fishing the lily pads for crappie; use a minnow or jig and fish openings in the lily pads. NORTHWEST OHIO Maumee River (Defiance County) - Anglers have been catching saugeye below the Independence Dam using small jigs and twister tails. The dam can be accessed from Independence Dam State Park, off SR 424. Try using beetle spins (white or chartreuse), or inline spinners. Ottawa River (Allen County) This river, which passes through the city of Lima, is a good place for channel catfish. The best locations

are from downtown to the Collett Street railroad trestle; nightcrawlers, chicken livers, raw shrimp and commercial catfish baits are all popular with local anglers. Fishing access is mainly limited to the shoreline; however, some anglers do use small boats or canoes. Bucyrus Reservoir #4, Outhwaite Reservoir (Crawford County) Located in central Crawford Co., 2 miles northeast of Bucyrus off SR 98, this 160-acre reservoir contains populations of saugeye, yellow perch, largemouth and smallmouth bass, channel catfish, crappie and bluegill. The best areas are around the artificial fish attractors spread liberally around the reservoir, those near the fish shelves located at the southeast and northeast corners or the weed bed at the northeast side. For bass, try minnows, plastic worms, tubes, crank baits, small jigs and crayfish. Saugeye can be caught using smaller jigs tipped with a twister tail, spinner baits and minnows. There is shoreline access around this entire reservoir, as well as two modern ramps located at the southwest corner; access is from SR 98. There is no motor size restriction but a “No Wake” zone exists throughout. NORTHEAST OHIO Berlin Lake (Stark/Mahoning/ Portage counties) - Anglers worked hard to put some walleye on ice this weekend; the bite was inconsistent but walleye were being caught. Anglers had their best success trolling shad raps and flicker shads; although the bite was slow, many anglers picked up enough crappie to make a meal while trolling these same setups.

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For Week of September 9-14 MONDAY Boys Soccer Ottoville at Continental (PCL), 5 p.m. Spencerville at Paulding JV, 5 p.m. Girls Soccer Lincolnview at Jefferson (NWC), 5 p.m. St. Marys Memorial at Elida (WBL), 7 p.m. Van Wert at Kenton (WBL), 7 p.m. Boys Golf Jefferson and Lincolnview at Spencerville Quad (NWC), 4 p.m. Coldwater at St. John’s (MAC), 4:30 p.m. Fort Jennings at Leipsic (PCL), 4:30 p.m. Van Wert at Celina (WBL), 4:30 p.m. Kenton at Elida (WBL), 5 p.m. Girls Golf Lincolnview at Minster, 4 p.m. Volleyball Jefferson at Antwerp, 5:30 p.m. Crestview at Parkway, 5:30 p.m. Spencerville at Waynesfield-Goshen, 6 p.m. Coldwater at Van Wert, 6 p.m. St. John’s at Miller City (V only), 7 p.m. Girls Tennis Elida at Kenton (WBL), 4:30 p.m. Van Wert at Celina (WBL), 4:30 p.m. TUESDAY Boys Soccer Kenton at Van Wert (WBL), 5 p.m. Elida at St. Marys Memorial (WBL), 7 p.m. Miller City at Kalida (PCL), 7 p.m. Girls Soccer St. John’s at Crestview, 5 p.m. LCC at Ottoville, 6 p.m. Boys Golf Lincolnview at Columbus Grove Quad (NWC), 4 p.m. Bath and Liberty-Benton at Kalida, 4:30 p.m. Girls Golf Lincolnview tri, 4 p.m. Volleyball Jefferson at Columbus Grove (NWC), 6 p.m. USV at Ottoville, 6 p.m.

Weekly Athletic Schedule
Lincolnview at Allen East (NWC), 6 p.m. Paulding at Spencerville (NWC), 6 p.m. Kalida at Continental (PCL), 6 p.m. Crestview at Ada (NWC), 6 p.m. Co-Ed Cross Country St. John’s, Ottoville and Lincolnview at Elida Invitational, 5 p.m. WEDNESDAY Boys Soccer LCC at Ottoville, 5 p.m. Lincolnview at Woodlan, 5 p.m. Boys Golf Lincolnview, Ada and Allen East at Jefferson (NWC), 4 p.m. Volleyball Columbus Grove at Miller City (PCL), 5:30 p.m. THURSDAY Boys Soccer Van Wert at Lima Senior, 7 p.m. Girls Soccer Kalida at Jefferson, 5 p.m. Continental at St. John’s, 5 p.m. Ottoville at Miller City (PCL), 5 p.m. Elida at Van Wert (WBL), 5 p.m. Fort Jennings at Crestview, 7:30 p.m. Boys Golf Lincolnview, Spencerville, Crestview and Bluffton at Allen East (NWC) at Colonial, 4 p.m. Crestview at Allen East Quad (NWC), 4 p.m. Marion Local at St. John’s (MAC), 4:30 p.m. Ottawa-Glandorf at Elida (WBL), 5 p.m. Van Wert at Defiance (WBL), 5 p.m. Girls Golf Lincolnview and Hicksville at Paulding, 4 p.m. Volleyball Van Wert at Kenton (WBL), 5 p.m. Coldwater at St. John’s (MAC), 5:30 p.m. St. Marys Memorial at Elida (WBL), 5:30 p.m. Crestview at Jefferson (NWC), 6 p.m. Wayne Trace at Ottoville, 6 p.m. Bluffton at Lincolnview (NWC), 6 p.m. Ada at Spencerville (NWC), 6 p.m. Kalida at Ayersville, 6 p.m. Columbus Grove at LCC, 6 p.m.

Laine Laudick s a v e d both Lady Musketeer (2-2-1, 1 - 1 - 1 PCL) shots, while Erin Osting nabbed 14 saves for the visitors. Kalida visits Jefferson (at Fort Jennings old field) 5 p.m. Thursday, while the Musketeers are at Crestview at 7:30 p.m. ——Titans shut out Cougars in grid action VAN WERT — The Ottawa-Glandorf grid team took the Van Wert crew to the woodshed Friday night

Girls Tennis Elida at Ottawa-Glandorf (WBL), 4:30 p.m. Defiance at Van Wert (WBL), 4:30 p.m. FRIDAY Football Crestview at Wayne Trace, 7 p.m. Bluffton at Jefferson (NWC), 7:30 p.m. St. John’s at St. Henry (MAC), 7:30 p.m. Allen East at Spencerville (NWC), 7:30 p.m. Elida at Wapakoneta (WBL), 7:30 p.m. Ada at Columbus Grove (PCL), 7:30 p.m. Van Wert at Shawnee (WBL), 7:30 p.m. Boys Soccer Miller City at Fort Jennings (PCL), 5 p.m. Kalida at Pettisville, 5 p.m. Boys Golf Fort Jennings at Kalida (PCL), 4:30 p.m. SATURDAY Boys Soccer Ottoville at Sidney Lehman, 11 a.m. Cory-Rawson at Lincolnview, 11 a.m. Girls Soccer Crestview at Lima Senior, 11 a.m. Elida at St. John’s, 1 p.m. Bath at Fort Jennings, 1 p.m. Lincolnview at Coldwater, 1 p.m. Cory-Rawson at Kalida, 1 p.m. Boys Golf Jefferson, Ottoville, Fort Jennings, Spencerville, Kalida and Columbus Grove at Delphos Country Club Invitational (St. John’s host), 8:30 a.m. Elida in Tom Pickerel (Genoa Area) Invitational at Maumee Bay, 10 a.m. Volleyball Elida and USV at Bluffton, 10 a.m. Kalida at Crestview tri-match, 10 a.m. Co-Ed Cross Country Crestview at Eaton Invitational (Fort St. Clair), 8:30 a.m. St. John’s, Ottoville, Lincolnview, Spencerville, Elida, Kalida, Columbus Grove and Van Wert at Ottawa-Glandorf Blue/Gold Invitational, 9 a.m. Girls Tennis Elida at Bryan, 10:30 a.m.


Saturday, September 7, 2013

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Ardner Open

A total of 19 foursomes helped make the 12th annual John Ardner Memorial golf outing a great success, with proceeds benefitting the Delphos Stadium Club. The Ardners: Shawn and Jennifer and Nolan and Carey thank all those participating and the many local sponsors of prize donations. (Submitted photo)

We have another season of these highly-anticipated, highly-rated — according to Nielsen, ESPN.com., Yahoo and EVERY other measure! — Pigskin Picks. I plan on having at least four regulars: Yours Truly, Dave Boninsegna, Bob Weber (one of my correspondents) and Brian Bassett, former sports editor of the Times Bulletin but now a simple college student; along with at least one guest. This week, it will be Charlie Warnimont, sports editor of the Putnam County Sentinel. I will also open it up to you, my 10,342.1 faithful readers. If you want to be a part of this, e-mail your name to me at — jmetcalfe@delphosherald.com. I will put you on the list and will send you the games early in the week. Dave won it last fall/winter with a 120-74 overall mark (57-29 in the college ranks, 63-45 in the National Football League) — the scum! I came in second with a 111-83 mark (45-41 in college, 66-42 pros). This year, it’s war! The GPs combined for 96-68 (45-22, 51-46). Here are the games: COLLEGE: Florida at Miami (FL); Oregon at Virginia; South Carolina at Georgia; Texas at BYU; Notre Dame at Michigan; Cincinnati at Illinois. NFL: Atlanta at New Orleans; Cincinnati at Chicago; N.Y. Giants at Dallas; Philadelphia at Washington; Miami at Cleveland; Green Bay at San Francisco. ——-



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JIM METCALFE COLLEGE FLORIDA: Gators have a snarling defense and “stuff” still hangs over the Hurricane program. That gets old. OREGON: I don’t think the Quack Attack will miss Chip Kelly much, especially with still-loaded roster. SOUTH CAROLINA: Mr. Crowder got taken to the wood shed for being so gassed last week. He takes it out on the Bulldogs, especially with QB Aaron Murray unable to beat a ranked team and ’Dawg ‘D’ isn’t its usual self. TEXAS: Must-win for a Longhorn program missing from the national conversation. MICHIGAN: Irish coach Kelly’s earlier comments sting in the Big House as great rivalry comes to an end for foreseeable future. CINCINNATI: Illinois rebuilding, while Bearcats seem to be reloading. PRO: ATLANTA: Should be a wild one. Saints defensive woes will take a toll against Falcons. CHICAGO: Should be an oldfashioned knockdown, drag-out war. Perfect for Da Bears in Soldier Field. DALLAS: No excuses for Romo anymore. Giants defense has issues. WASHINGTON: Interesting to see what Eagles’ break-neck offense means for their defense. RGIII will be just fine. CLEVELAND: Browns are due to win an opener. SAN FRANCISCO: Kaepernick ripped apart Packers’ de4fense last January. Did anything change? ——-


DAVE BONINSEGNA Florida: This isn’t the Miami team it used to be. Florida should roll to move to 2-0. Oregon: Is beating Nicholls State worthy of jumping OSU in the poll??? Virginia isn’t Nicholls but the outcome will be the same. South Carolina: This should be a good contest but can the Bulldogs stop the Gamecocks running game? Hate to say it but I am saying not and the Gamecocks will come away with the win. Texas: BYU lost at Virginia, while the Longhorns didn’t start well vs. New Mexico State. Texas will need a faster start this week and get it as they beat BYU. Notre Dame: After Brian Kelly’s statements earlier (he backed off later) and the Irish canceling its scheduled dates with Michigan from 2015-17, Wolverines will have that in mind. Cincinnati: Cincy makes it 2-0 on the early season against the Big 10. NFL: New Orleans: Brees for sure is the better of the two QBs in the game; that should be enough to give the Saints the win in week 1. Cincinnati: Bengals should get off to a good start with a win over Da Bears. N.Y. Giants: The Cowboys are 0-4 against the Giants at the now-named AT&T Stadium and with Eli Manning at the helm, I think they make it 0-5 after Sunday. Washington: Redskins try to spoil Chip Kelly’s debut as Eagles coach. I am giving the edge to Washington; I think RGIII will just outplay Vick and the Eagles. Cleveland: This could be the snoozer game of the week. Toss-up game but I will go with the Browns just because they are at home. San Francisco: Colin Kaepernick accounting for four total touchdowns in the 49ers’ 45-31 divisional dismantling of Green Bay last year. As much as I hate to pick this one, I will take the 49ers. ——-

BOB WEBER Florida – going with Florida Oregon – going with Oregon Georgia – going with Georgia Texas – going with Texas Michigan – can’t believe it but Michigan Cincinnati – going with the Bearcats New Orleans – going to be a great game but Drew Brees and the Saints Cincinnati – the Bengals Dallas – the Cowboys Washington – the Redskins Cleveland – the Browns San Francisco – the 49ers ——— BRIAN BASSETT Florida - Miami is going to struggle this year. Oregon - Virginia is not there yet but close. South Carolina - Georgia can’t win the big game. Texas - Texas is underrated so far this year. Michigan - night game at the big house. Cincinnati - Illinois is just not very good. New Orleans - the Saints are going to be hungry with Sean Payton back. Cincinnati - Andy Dalton and A.J. Green have had another offseason together. Giants - Dallas is an average team at best. Washington - Will be jacked to have RG3 back. Cleveland - Browns will be sneaky good this year. San Francisco - Just going with the home team here. ——-

CHARLIE WARNIMONT Florida - I saw where the Gators were upset that they weren’t favored by an ESPN analyst for the game. Should be enough motivation to beat their in-state rival. Oregon - Not many teams can fly across the country and return home with a win. The Ducks still flying high despite the coaching change. Georgia - Another tough game for the Bulldogs after opening with Clemson. Bulldogs win and make their fans happy after opening-game loss. Texas - Heard Texas is looking for an improved 2013. Getting a road win against BYU would be a step in the right direction. Cincinnati - Bearcats pounded Purdue last week. Get another win over a Big Ten opponent this week. NFL New Orleans - Sean Payton returns for the Saints and they take a step towards reclaiming the division crown. Chicago - An interesting first week matchup between two teams expected to do well. Just going to go with the home team. Dallas - Only because it’s Dallas. Washington - RG III returns to the Redskins and gives them a big boost in week one. Cleveland - Browns have struggled in season openers since returning to the league. Time to start a new trend. San Francisco - 49ers were one play away from possibly winning the Super Bowl last year. Have a feeling they would like to get another shot.

Slumping Votto homers, Reds beat Dodgers 3-2
By JOE KAY Associated Press

JEFFERSON 41, PAULDING 0 Jefferson 14 7 7 13 - 41 Paulding 0 0 0 0 - 0 FIRST QUARTER DJ- Buzard 61 run (Kurt Wollenhaupt kick) DJ- Buzard 2 run (Wollenhaupt kick) SECOND QUARTER DJ- Austin Jettinghoff 12 run (Wollenhaupt kick) THIRD QUARTER DJ- Ross Thompson 4 run (Wollenhaupt kick) FOURTH QUARTER DJ- Tyler Mox 10 pass from Jettinghoff (Wollenhaupt kick) DJ- Aaron Parkins 4 run (run failed) TEAM STATS Jefferson Paulding 1st downs 22 6 Rushes/yards 52/391 19/8

Comp/att/int 9/15/0 9/18/0 Passing yards 161 60 Total yards 552 68 Fumbles/lost 2/0 0/0 Punts/avg 4/36 7/31 Penalties 9/90 2/10 JEFFERSON Rushing- Buzard 25 carries, 208 yards, 2 TDs; Parkins 8 carries, 71 yards, 1 TD; Jordan McCann 8 carries, 41 yards; Jettinghoff 4 carries, 28 yards, 1 TD; Thompson 2 carries, 21 yards, 1 TD; Dalton Hicks 1 carries, 6 yards; Corbin Betz 6 carries, 22 yards. PassingJettinghoff 9-15, 161 yards, 1 TD. Receiving- Thompson 4-79 yards; Mox 3-57 yards, 1 TD; McCann 1-19 yards; Buzard 1-6 yards. Tackles-Hicks 10, Gorman 10, Mox 8, Thompson 7, McCann 7, Kirby 5.

CINCINNATI — Joey Votto emerged from his deep slump when the Reds really needed him. Votto singled and hit a 2-run homer on Friday night, leading Cincinnati to a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers that kept its momentum going in the NL Central race. The 2010 NL MVP has been having a tough time, watching his batting average fall to .300 after he led the league at .361 on May 24. The Reds got a run in the fourth when Votto ended his 0-for-13 slump with a single off Stephen Fife, Jay Bruce singled and Ryan Ludwick grounded into a double play. Votto hit a 2-run homer — his 22nd — off J.P. Howell (2-1) in the fifth inning for a 3-2 lead. “This is one game,” Votto said. “You’re only as good as your last at-bat.” His last at-bat on Friday? The decisive homer. “Joey coming through was a big thing for us,” said Mike Leake, who went 7 2/3 innings. “When you’re in a slump, it’s tough — not that his was a big one. I’m glad for him.” Manager Dusty Baker asked Votto if he wanted a day off Friday to regroup. Votto decided to play and broke out.


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“Defensively, we played very well outside of a couple of big plays. They are explosive but I felt we held them down,” Schulte added. “I don’t want to take anything away from them — they are a good team with a lot of athletic players and lots of speed — but when you’re offense can’t get anything going, your defense is on the field too much.” Rogers returned the ensuing kickoff 14 yards to begin LCC’s drive at the 24 with 8:44 left. Despite two holding penalties for 20 yards, the Thunderbirds came up with two big plays — 29-yard and 17-yard runs by Rogers — in compiling an 18-play game-sealer.

LIMA CENTRAL CATHOLIC 21, ST. JOHN’S 6 Score by Quarters Lima CC 7 7 7 0 - 21 St. John’s 0 0 0 6 - 6 FIRST QUARTER LC - Mykale Rogers 13 run (Colin Stolly kick), 7:17 SECOND QUARTER LC - Stolly 1 run (Stolly kick), 11:14 THIRD QUARTER LC - Rogers 97 pass from Stolly (Stolly kick), 8:20 FOURTH QUARTER SJ - Tyler Jettinghoff 5 run (run failed), 8:51 TEAM STATS Lima CC St. John’s First Downs 18 7

The Jays begin MAC play at St. Henry 7:30 p.m. Friday, while LCC hosts Marion Pleasant.

Total yards 395 130 Rushes/Yards 55/283 29/130 Passing yards 112 0 Comps./Atts. 4/9 0/4 Intercepted by 1 0 Fumbles/Lost 1/1 0/0 Penalties/Yards 4/33 1/5 Punts/Aver. 2/31.5 4/38.8 INDIVIDUAL STATS LIMA CENTRAL CATHOLIC RUSHING: Kalito Lasenby 25-96, Dimitri Floyd 7-82, Mykale Rogers 7-65, Colin Stolly 11-39, Aidan O’Connor 2-7, Ethan O’Connor 1-2, Team 2-(-)8. PASSING: Stolly 4-9-112-0-1. RECEIVING: Rogers 2-105, A. O’Connor 1-5, Lasenby 1-2. ST. JOHN’S RUSHING: Tyler Jettinghoff 15-65, Luke MacLennan 6-61, Austin Heiing 1-3, Nick Martz 7-1. PASSING: 0-4-0-1-0. RECEIVING: None.

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Beef Senior Beef Showman Audrey Bowsher Intermediate Beef Showman Austin Sorgen Junior Beef Showman Allison Bowsher Champion Beef Showman Audrey Bowsher Champion Supreme Female Overall Michael Joseph Reserve Supreme Female Overall Austin Sorgen Grand Champion Beef Feeder Calf Liliana Dietrich Reserve Champion Beef Feeder Calf Sophie Wilson Dairy Steer Best Rate of Gain Tanner Matthews Dairy Steer 2nd Best Rate of Gain Adam Schumm Grand Champion Dairy Steer Tanner Matthews Reserve Champion Dairy Steer Caden Ringwald Dancer By Gina took first place in the Little Leaders Division of the Van Wert County Fair Cheer Competition. Members of the team include, Performance Steer Best Rate of in no order, Josie Schulte, Cassidy Schafer, Jada Schafer, Lillian Goecke, Sydney Eley, Karly Mawhorr, Rileigh Rahrig, Avery Rahrig, Jenna Rode, Gain Lexi Renner, Gracie Renner, Brooke Hellman, Kirsten Jackson, Lila Jackson, Lillian Hempfling, Alex Davis, Kristina White, Ali Miller, Haley Ronnie Schumm Teman, Kambryn Rohr, Paige Kline, Abby Shafer and Kennedy Sterling. (Delphos Herald/Dena Martz) Performance Steer 2nd Best Rate of Gain Brett Schumm Grand Champion Performance Steer Brett Schumm Reserve Champion Performance Steer Lauren Schmid Show Steer 1st Weight Class Liliana Dietrich Show Steer 2nd Weight Class Austin Sorgen Show Steer 3rd Weight Class Austin Sorgen Show Steer 4th Weight Class Libby Price Show Steer Best Rate of Gain Audrey Bowsher Show Steer 2nd Best Rate of Gain Ronnie Schumm Grand Champion Show Steer Austin Sorgen Reserve Champion Show Steer Libby Price Swine Class I Drive A - 1st Layken Klinger Class I Drive A - 2nd Justin Gibson Class I Drive A - 3rd CJ Mohr Class I Drive B - 1st Courtney Gorman Class I Drive B - 2nd Mark Evans Pathfinder Lillian Hempfling took second Class I Drive B - 3rd In the Van Wert County Fair Turkey Show, Cassidy Beining placed second with her flock; place in the Fair Dress-up Contest with her Ryan Keber Colleen Schulte placed first; Derrick. Jewell showed his turkey; and Lillian Hempfling won goat. (Submitted photos) Class II Drive A - 1st junior showmanship. All are with Pathfinder of Delphos 4-H Club. Betty Vorst Class II Drive A - 2nd Hannah Leary Class II Drive A - 3rd Chase Clark Class II Drive B - 1st Nick Keber Class II Drive B - 2nd Katie Vorst Class II Drive B - 3rd Tyra Trentman Class III Drive A- 1st Wesley Schier Class III Drive A - 2nd Mark Evans Class III Drive A - 3rd McKenzie Davis Class III Drive B- 1st Troy Patterson Class III Drive B - 2nd Jaxon Buzard, 3, son of Crystal and Jeremie Olivia Leary Buzard of Delphos won the 3-4 age group tractor Class III Drive B - 3rd pull at the Van Wert County Fair. He will comCarley Springer pete in Columbus in January at the Ohio Power Class IV Drive A- 1st Show. Pathfinders Marie Mueller, Anna Mueller and Lucy Bonifas all showed chickens at the fair. Lainey Werts Class IV Drive A - 2nd Jason Wittler Junior Showman 4th Taylor Hughes Morgan Miller Casey Gibson Class VII Drive B - 3rd Laney Jones Senior Showman 2nd Dairy Feeder Calf Winner Heat Class IV Drive A - 3rd Garret Mueller Intermediate Showman Kyle Williams Six Elliott Lloyd Class VIII Drive A- 1st Katie McClure Intermediate Dairy Feeder Maggie Allmandinger Class IV Drive B- 1st Madelyn Lamb Intermediate Showman 2nd Showman Dairy Feeder Calf 2nd Place Cain Lautzenheiser Class VIII Drive A - 2nd Gabe Evans Ashley Dealey Heat Six Class IV Drive B - 2nd Katie McClure Intermediate Showman 3rd Intermediate Showman 2nd Morgan Miller Tanner Matthews Class VIII Drive A - 3rd Devann Springer Makenzie Bowen Dairy Feeder Calf Winner Heat Class IV Drive B - 3rd Chase Clark Intermediate Showman 4th Jr. Dairy Feeder Calf Showman Seven Lucas Etzler Class VIII Drive B - 1st Josh Kroeger Morgan Miller Layken Klinger Class V Drive A- 1st Elijah Wortman Senior Showman Winner Junior Showman 2nd Dairy Feeder Calf 2nd Place Kurt Hoerston Class VIII Drive B - 2nd Brock Bonifas Betty Vorst Heat Seven Class V Drive A - 2nd Brock Bonifas Senior Showman 2nd Champion Feeder Calf Showman Kyle Williams Tyler Priest Class VIII Drive B - 3rd Justin Gibson Maggie Allmandinger Dairy Feeder Calf Winner Heat Class V Drive A - 3rd Tanner Matthews Senior Showman 3rd Dairy Feeder Calf Winner Heat Eight Ethan Kemler Champion Gilt Troy Patterson One Alyssa Bowen Class V Drive B- 1st Wesley Schier Senior Showman 4th Maggie Allmandinger Dairy Feeder Calf 2nd Place Ronnie Schumm Reserve Champion Gilt Jason Wittler Dairy Feeder Calf 2nd Place Heat Eight Class V Drive B - 2nd Mark Evans Champion Swine Showman Heat One Brett Schumm Morgan Klinger Champion Barrow Kurt Hoerston Lauren Schmid Dairy Feeder Calf: Best Rate of Class V Drive B - 3rd Elijah Wortman Dairy Dairy Feeder Calf Winner Heat Gain Brett Schumm Reserve Champion Barrow Senior Dairy Showman Two Ethan Kemler Class VI Drive A- 1st Brock Bonifas Korey Oechsle Adam Schumm Grand Champion Dairy Feeder Destiny Coil Grand Champion Market Hog Intermediate Dairy Showman Dairy Feeder Calf 2nd Place Calf Class VI Drive A - 2nd Elijah Wortman Austin Sheets Heat Two Alyssa Bowen Rileigh Tinnie Reserve Grand Champion Junior Dairy Showman Taylor Hughes Reserve Champion Dairy Feeder Class VI Drive A - 3rd Market Hog Lillian Hempfling Dairy Feeder Calf Winner Heat Calf Laney Jones Brock Bonifas Champion Dairy Showman Three Abbi Marbaugh Class VI Drive B- 1st Champion Farrow to Finish Alyssa Bowen Ashley Dealey Herdsman Brianna Ebel Wesley Schier Champion Jr. Holstein Female Dairy Feeder Calf 2nd Place Champion Showman of Class VI Drive B - 2nd Reserve Champion Farrow to Matt Oechsle Heat Three Showmen Katie McClure Finish Champion Sr. Holstein Female Taylor Hughes Adam Schumm Class VI Drive B - 3rd Garret Mueller Matt Oechsle Dairy Feeder Calf Winner Heat Reserve Champion Showman of Courtney Gorman 3rd Place Farrow to Finish Champion Jersey Female Four Showmen Class VII Drive A- 1st Kurt Hoerston Morgan Curran Abbi Marbaugh Kurt Hoerston Troy Patterson 4th place Farrow to Finish Champion Holstein Female Dairy Feeder Calf 2nd Place Junior Beef Herdsman Trophy Class VII Drive A - 2nd Elijah Wortman Matt Oechsle Heat Four Brett Schumm Catlyn Richey Junior Showman Winner Grand Champion Dairy Female Chayten Overholt Senior Beef Herdsman Class VII Drive A - 3rd Brett Schumm Morgan Curran Dairy Feeder Calf Winner Heat Caden Ringwald Lainey Werts Junior Showman 2nd Reserve Champion Dairy Female Five Class VII Drive B- 1st Colt Lautzenheiser Morgan Curran Betty Vorst See RESULTS, page 9 Tara Vorst Junior Showman 3rd Dairy Feeder Dairy Feeder Calf 2nd Place Class VII Drive B - 2nd Elliott Lloyd Sr. Dairy Feeder Calf Showman Heat Five

2013 Van Wert County Fair results

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Saturday, September 7, 2013

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Today’s Crossword Puzzle
ACROSS 1 Add sound effects 4 Longest river 8 Eur. nation 11 Oops! (hyph.) 13 High cards 14 Luau welcome 15 Backless slipper 16 Assortment (2 wds.) 18 Moon, in poetry 20 Corn units 21 Misfire 22 Petite 24 Root for 27 Shaken 30 “-- Lang Syne” 31 Is sick 32 Carnival city 34 Two-bagger (abbr.) 35 Intuition 36 Rice wine 37 Cavalry weapons 39 Say 40 -- publica 41 Kenya’s loc. 42 Visored cap 45 Top contractor? 49 Tended carefully 53 Crazy, to Pedro 54 Copper source 55 Matador’s foe 56 Pasternak heroine 57 Blouse 58 Pitcher in a basin 59 Wet dirt DOWN 1 Sell cheap 2 Nope (hyph.) 3 Jungle knife 4 Appointed 5 Here, in Paris 6 Superman foe Luthor 7 Vane dir. 8 Corsica neighbor 9 Within reach 10 Jazz jobs

Junior Dairy Herdsman Grant Mefferd Senior Dairy Herdsman Austin Sheets Junior Dairy Feeder Calf Herdsman Morgan Miller Senior Dairy Feeder Calf Herdsman Alyssa Bowen Jr Goat Herdsman Lillian Hempfling Sr. Goat Herdsman Joel Germann Junior Groomsman Adalynn Longstreth Senior Groomsman Haley Pollock Jr. Flocks Person Katlyn Wendel Sr. Flocksperson Anna Mueller Junior Rabbit Herdsman Brynn Mollenkopf Senior Rabbit Herdsman Katelyn Welch Junior Shepherd Sidney Doner Senior Shepherd Austin Sorgen Junior Swine Herdsman Trevor Gibson Senior Swine Herdsman Justin Gibson Senior Turkey Flocksperson Emily Greulach Junior Turkey Flocksperson Hunter Blankemeyer Goats Senior Goat Showmanship Zayne Weck Intermediate Goat Showmanship Joel Germann Junior Goat Showmanship Lillian Hempfling Champion Goat Showman Amanda Lobsiger Grand Champion Meat Goat Female Amanda Lobsiger Reserve Champion Meat Goat Female Amanda Lobsiger Grand Champion Dairy Goat Female Joel Germann Grand Champion Dairy Market Goat Amanda Lobsiger Reserve Champion Dairy Market Goat Logan Miller Boer Market Weather Class 1 1st Samantha Bonifas Boer Market Weather Class 1 2nd Zayne Weck Boer Market Weather Class 2 1st Lillian Hempfling Boer Market Weather Class 2 2nd Alex Bonifas Boer Market Weather Class 3 1st Logan Miller Boer Market Weather Class 3 2nd Amanda Lobsiger Grand Champion Boer Market Goat Logan Miller Grand Champion Boer Market Goat Logan Miller Reserve Champion Boer Market Goat Amanda Lobsiger Market Goat Best Rate of Gain Amanda Lobsiger Market Goat 2nd Best Rate of Gain Logan Miller Poultry Senior Poultry Showman Riley Armstrong Int. Poultry Showman Jenalle Bonifas Junior Poultry Showmanship Morgan Bonifas Champion Poultry Showman Riley Armstrong Champion Bantam Breeding Pen Morgan Bonifas Champion Standard Breeding Pen Travis Lichtensteiger Champion Bantam Pen of Two Riley Armstrong Champion Standard Pen of Two Travis Lichtensteiger Best Eggs Ashlynn Henderson Second Best Eggs Garrett Henderson Champion Broiler Pen Austin Leeth Reserve Champion Broiler Pen Taylor Williams Grand Champion Roaster Pen Marie Mueller Reserve Champion Roaster Pen Anna Mueller Champion Waterfowl Project Cody Gamble Reserve Champion Roaster Pen

Grand Champion Showman of Showmen was Adam Schumm and Reserve Grand Champion Showman of Showmen was Kurt Hoersten. (Submitted photos)

12 Listened to 17 Does and bucks 19 Clingy seedpod (var.) 22 Corduroy rib 23 RN stations 24 No gentleman 25 Centers 26 2004 movie “-- Enchanted” 27 Some sails 28 Latin I verb 29 Sea barrier 31 Melodies 33 Above, in verse

35 36 38 39 41 42 43 44 46 47 48 50 51 52

Plunging neckline Amble along Liverpool chap ET carrier Passion Lumber flaw Cherbourg cash Get ready Lather Pantyhose color Highway Sporty truck Use an oar Before

Colleen Schulte at the fair with her ducks.

Junior and Missy’s parents are driving them 12 hours away from their hometown to The University of Getting Out of My Parents’ House. Sure, there are plenty of local community colleges and state schools they could have attended, but then they would have to come home every night to live with those stupid cash machines who raised them. They’d sooner marry someone their parents hate than live at home another day. And they will, but first Junior and Missy will have to waste $200,000 getting useless degrees in Binge Drinking and Hooking Up, or as colleges and universities like to call it, “Communication Studies.” The hotels this week are full and the stores are packed with college freshmen and their parents shopping for just the necessities, the things you really need to get good grades in college -- full-length mirrors, hairdryers, juicers and Keurig coffee machines. All the things the parents wished they had when they went to college but couldn’t afford. Junior and Missy won’t be staying in a dorm, silly; their parents have bought them a condo near campus where they can really crack the books -- and host nightly beer pong parties. What is truly stunning is how plain it is that the incoming freshmen cannot stand being in the presence of their parents. It’s as if the parents, especially the moms, are wearing an invisible forcefield that smells like skunk. If their teenager gets too close to them, the kid’s nose wrinkles and their eyes go rolling. You can read the expression as if it

Pathfinders on the Van Wert County Junior Fair Fashion Board include Michaela Hoffman, Maddie Pohlman, Lucy Bonifas and Colleen Schulte. Anna Mueller Taylor Hughes Champion Game Bird Best Rate of Gain 2nd Project Award Ashlynn Henderson Mark Evans Grand Champion Poultry 1st Light Weight Market Project Class Austin Leeth Sophia Wilson Rabbits 2nd Light Weight Market Champion Single Fryer Class Elijah Wortman Morgan Hamrick Reserve Champion Single 1st Heavy Weight Market Fryer Class Samantha Klinger Ethan Greulach Grand Champion Meat Pen Grand Champion Market Leslie Marbaugh Lamb Reserve Champion Meat Ethan Greulach Lacey Wynkoop Grand Champion Market Champion Doe & Litter Lamb Allison Hauter Ethan Greulach Reserve Doe & Litter Reserve Champion Market Hunter Gillespie Lamb Sheep Emily Greulach Senior Sheep Showman Reserve Champion Market Adam Schumm Lamb Intermediate Sheep Emily Greulach Showman Grand Champion Kylee Agler Performance Lamb Junior Sheep Showman Sophia Wilson Emily Greulach Grand Champion Champion Sheep Showman Performance Lamb Sophia Wilson Sophia Wilson Champion Sheep Showman Reserve Champion Sophia Wilson Performance Lamb Grand Champion Ram Nicholas Doner Austin Sorgen Reserve Champion Reserve Champion Ram Performance Lamb Award Nicholas Doner Sidney Doner 1st Medium Weight Market Grand Champion Ewe Class Austin Sorgen Ethan Greulach Reserve Champion Ewe 2nd Medium Weight Brendon Doner Market Class Best Rate of Gain Emily Greulach

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were on a banner in foot-high letters over their head: “Why can’t you just give me all the money I need and leave? I can do everything myself!” Everything, that is, except earn the money that makes the whole scam possible. The parents don’t seem to notice that all their buying isn’t making the kids love them more; if anything, it makes the rift bigger. Parents are tossing money down a deep hole of resentment that gets deeper with each dollar spent. What would the freshman class look like if they had to spend a year or two working before they could run away from home: if they were required to pay for some of their own tuition, instead of working for that year or two after they flunk out freshman year? What if college entrance requirements were teacher and employer recommendations instead of SAT scores? That, of course, will never happen. Higher education is all about thinking outside the box. Except when it comes to higher education. Just because it hasn’t worked for years, and it gets more unaffordable each year, why change it? What college would students choose if they had to pay for it? The University of Getting Out of My Parents’ House or the community college down the road? Sure, everybody wants to go to a “good” school, to go to their first choice, but is the math they teach down the street any different than the math they teach far away? Is Geology 101 different at Harvard than it is

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at UCLA? Is biology different in Nebraska than it is in Florida? If it is, something’s very, very wrong. Why is there an English department at any school? If you got an 800 on your SAT, it’s a good bet that you already speak English. For all that money, shouldn’t you be learning something you don’t know? Say, French, Farsi or Finnish? What are you going to do with that English degree? Teach English to people who already know it? That must be tough. How did Shakespeare and Dickens ever get by without one? How did they make it in life without ever studying Shakespeare or Dickens? Or maybe they did because they never went to college. Still dying to get a degree in Pop Culture from some Ivy League school? Go to community college for two years and then transfer over. You’ll still get your highstatus scroll and you’ll also have saved enough money to have a big, splashy wedding to someone your parents despise. That’ll show them. (Jim Mullen is the author of “Now in Paperback!” and “Baby’s First Tattoo.” Contact him at JimMullenBooks.com.)

Q: I like Kevin O’Connor as host of the TV series “This Old House,” but I also liked former host Steve Thomas. What happened to Steve? Why did he leave the show? -- B.T.M., Stuart, Fla. A: In 1989, Steve Thomas replaced the original host of “This Old House,” Bob Vila, who had hosted since 1979. The show’s producers credit Steve with the successful launch of a new series, “Ask This Old House.” After 14 years, Steve decided to move in a different career direction. In late 2002, Kevin O’Connor was a vice president at a Boston bank. He and his wife appeared on an episode of “Ask This Old House,” seeking help in removing paint-encrusted wallpaper from their 1894 Queen Anne Victorian home in north Boston. He was later asked if he wanted to “help out.” He, of course, thought he was wanted for his financial expertise. Instead, the show’s execs asked him to do a screen test. He took over for Steve Thomas in 2003. Steve has since made many appearances on TV talk shows, hosted “Renovation Nation” and is currently involved in Habitat for Humanity.

Newest host of ‘This Old House’ was once a banker

DID YOU KNOW? The colonel. Some might rememmedical term for snow blind- ber him as an on-screen cowboy in TV and movies. ness is chionablepsia. Q: When did Wild West McCoy was given a star on the Hollywood Walk shows come to an of Fame and appeared end? When did on the box of Wheaties they begin? -- V.J., cereal. Parsons, Kan. DID YOU A: The first and KNOW? Although most famous Wild James Cagney is best West shows were remembered for his staged by William gangster roles, his first “Buffalo Bill” Cody job as an entertainer beginning in 1883. The shows featured James Cagney was as a female dancer in a chorus line. rope tricks, melodramas and sharpshooters (Send your quesperforming for crowds around the world. Wild West shows tions to Mr. Know-It-All at enjoyed tremendous popular- AskMrKIA@gmail.com or ity for several years, but with c/o Universal Uclick, 1130 the “taming” of the Western Walnut St., Kansas City, MO frontier in the early 1900s, 64106.) the popularity of the shows dwindled. After World War I, several attempts were made to revive the shows, but they all failed. Historians generally agree that “Colonel Tim McCoy’s Real Wild West and Rough Riders of the World,” which ran for only one month in 1938, was the last of the great traditional shows. Before entering the world of entertainment, Tim McCoy (1891-1978) was decorated in World War I. During World War II he rose to the rank of

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592 Wanted to Buy 930 Legals
ORDINANCE #2013-24 An Ordinance to provide for an increase in the city income tax levy from 1.5% per annum to 1/75% per annum by amending section 181.03 of the codified ordinances of the City of Delphos, Ohio and declaring an emergency. RESOLUTION #2013-7 A Resolution authorizing the Safety Service Director to prepare and submit an application to participate in the Ohio Public Works Commission State Capital Improvement and/or Local Transportation Improvement Program(s)) and to execute agreement as required for obtaining financial assistance. RESOLUTION #2013-8 A Resolution authorizing the Safety Service Director to prepare and submit an application to participate in the Ohio Public Works Commission State Capital and/or Local Transportation Improvement Program(s) and to execute agreement as required for obtaining financial assistance. RESOLUTION #2013-9 A Resolution authorizing the Allen and Van Wert counties Board of Elections to conduct an election on November 5, 2013 for the purpose of an increase in the Income Tax from one and one-half percent (1.5%) to one and three-quarters percent (1.75%) for the purpose of providing funds for general purpose, said Levy commencing on January 1, 2014 and continuing until repealed in accordance with law and declaring it an emergency. RESOLUTION #2013-10 A Resolution authorizing the Safety Service Director to prepare and submit an application to US Department of Homeland Security for the FY 2013 Staffing and Adequate Fire and Emergency Responses (SAFER) and declaring it an emergency. Passed and approved this 5th day of August, 2013. Kimberly Riddell, Council Pres. ATTEST: Marsha Mueller, Council Clerk Michael Gallmeier, Mayor A complete text of this legislation is on record at the Municipal Building and can be viewed during regular office hours. Marsha Mueller, Council Clerk 9/7/13, 9/14/13


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serious thought. Take the path of least resistance until you know you can achieve positive results. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -Protect your reputation. Uncertainty regarding your status and personal relationships will cause confusion. Ask questions and let your intuition help you make the right choice. Choose love and equality. nothing can slow you down, so get moving! AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -Bypass anyone trying to stifle your plans or your emotions. An inventive approach will add to your appeal in the workplace or at home. Try to mingle if you have time. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- It’s a good day for drawing up contracts or reviewing old papers. MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2013 If you forge new partnerships In the year ahead, you’ll have the with people of similar talents and chance to learn a lot from working interests, you’ll find much success. with others. Open your heart and ARIES (March 21-April 19) -express your desires and plans for Jump into a challenging situation the upcoming year. Strive to be true and show everyone that you have to yourself and conscientious of the the skills to handle the impossible. world around you. You will make a powerful connection VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- with much potential. Revisit old plans and people you TAURUS (April 20-May have done business with in the past. 20) -- You may want to make Discussions will lead to agreements changes at home, but be careful. and an opportunity to do something Disagreements or carelessness can gratifying. lead to hurt feelings. Seek advice LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -- Say from all the concerned parties little and do a lot when it comes to before taking the plunge. your work or career. You can achieve GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -recognition if you are hardworking. Do your own fact-finding. Someone Don’t let personal matters interfere is likely to present you with false with your productivity. information. Be responsible for SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) whatever you choose to do. -- Know what and what not to Romance will ease your stress and share. Your ideas for professional improve your personal life. advancement are sound, but CANCER (June 21-July 22) -keep them to yourself until they’re Check out destinations packed with implemented. historic information involving your SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. family background. Educational 21) -- Your innovative ways will help exploration will broaden your outlook others, but you must be careful not and the way you express yourself. to let anyone take advantage of you. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -Invest more of your time and money Concentrate on changes that will into your home and family. make you feel good about who you CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. are and how you look. Don’t let 19) -- The more you accomplish, anyone discourage you. Someone the more buzz you’ll attract. A close to you is likely to show partnership will bring new life to an jealousy -- just ignore it. old game. You’re in a cycle where Copyright 2013 United Feature Syndicate, Inc.


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VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV Associated Press ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — Beset by divisions at home and abroad, President Barack Obama candidly acknowledged deep challenges Friday in pursuing support for a military strike against Syria from international allies and the U.S. Congress. He refused to say whether he might act on his own, a step that could have major implications for the U.S. as well as for the remainder of his presidency. The White House laid out an intense week of lobbying, with Obama addressing the nation from the White House Tuesday night. “I did not put this before Congress just as a political ploy or as symbolism,” Obama said, adding that it would be a mistake to talk about any backup strategy before lawmakers vote on a use-of-force resolution. The president spoke to reporters at the end of a two-day international summit, where he sought backing for a strike against Syria in retaliation for a deadly chemical weapons attack against civilians. But Obama appeared to leave the summit with no more backing than he had when he arrived. In fact, Russian President Vladimir Putin, a staunch ally of Syrian President Bashar Assad, said he was the one with support from the majority of countries attending the Group of 20 meeting. Putin insisted anew that Obama seek approval from the United Nations before taking military action, despite the fact that Russia has blocked previous Security Council efforts to punish Assad throughout Syria’s bloody 2-year civil war. The White House tried to counter Putin’s assessment by releasing a joint statement from the U.S. and 10 other countries announcing support for “efforts undertaken by the United States” to enforce an international prohibition on chemical weapons use. The statement did not specify military action against Syria, but administration officials said the intent was to show international support for that type of response. The countries signing the statement with the U.S. were Australia, Canada, France, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Turkey and the United Kingdom. Putin said the U.S. push for military action has been supported only by Turkey, Canada, Saudi Arabia and France. “The use of force against a sovereign nation is only possible as self-defense — and Syria hasn’t attacked the United States — and on approval of the U.N. Security Council,” Putin said. “Those who do otherwise place themselves outside the law.”

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The drop in the unemployment rate in August to a 4-year low was hardly cause for celebration. The rate fell because more people stopped looking for work. More than 300,000 people were no longer working or looking for a job. Their exodus shrank the so-called labor force participation rate — the percentage of adult Americans with a job or seeking one — to 63.2 percent. It’s the lowest participation rate since August 1978. Once people without a job stop looking for one, the government no longer counts them as unemployed. That’s why the unemployment rate dropped to 7.3 percent in August from 7.4 percent in July even though 115,000 fewer people said they had jobs. If those who left the labor force last month had still been looking for work, the unemployment rate would have risen to 7.5 percent in August. “Pretty disappointing,” said Beth Ann Bovino, U.S. chief economist at Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services. “You saw more people leave the job market and fewer people get jobs. Not a good sign.” Back in 2000, the participation rate hit a high of 67 percent. At the time, women were pouring into the labor force. But women’s participation fell modestly through the mid2000s — then dropped sharply from late 2009 through 2013. Women’s participation rate was 57 percent last month, down from a peak of 60 percent in 2000. For men, the participation rate fell last month to just below 70 percent — its lowest point on records dating to 1948. Men’s participation peaked in 1949 at 87 percent and has declined gradually in the decades since. In a 2011 report, the Congressional Budget Office noted that the recent drop

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Employers are sketching a hazy picture of the U.S. job market for the Federal Reserve to weigh in deciding this month whether to reduce its stimulus for the economy — and, if so, by how much. The economy added 169,000 jobs in August but many fewer in June and July than previously thought. The unemployment rate fell to 7.3 percent, the lowest since 2008, but only because more people stopped looking for work and were no longer counted as unemployed. All told, Friday’s report from the Labor Department pointed to a lukewarm job market: Hiring is steady but subpar. Much of the growth is in lower-paying occupations. And many people are giving up on their job searches in frustration. The proportion of Americans working or looking for work reached its lowest point in 35 years. The sluggish jobs report reflects a U.S. economy that’s still struggling to accelerate. The economy grew at a modest 2.5 percent annual rate from April through June, and most analysts think it’s weakened since then. The Fed has been buying $85 billion a month in Treasury and mortgage bonds to try to keep home-loan and other borrowing rates low. Many economists have expected the central bank to taper its monthly purchases after it meets Sept. 17 and 18. Friday’s data may lead the Fed to slow its bond buying more gradually than it might have

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otherwise. “Soft employment gains only muddied the waters,” said James Marple, an economist at TD Economics. “While the data did not take September tapering off the table, it does suggest that the Fed will use a lighter touch.” Marple and some other economists say they now think the Fed may announce this month that it’s trimming its bond purchases by $10 billion rather than earlier expectations of $20 billion. The revised job growth for June and July shrank the previously estimated gain for those months by 74,000. July’s gain is now estimated at 104,000 — the fewest in more than a year and down from a previous estimate of 162,000. June’s was revised to 172,000 from 188,000. In the past three months, employers have added an average of just 148,000 jobs. For the first five months of the year, they had added an average of 199,000. Stock prices rose and fell through the day as traders pondered the job report’s impact on the Fed and tensions over the prospect of U.S. military action against Syria. The Dow Jones industrial average finished down nearly 15 points. Broader stock averages closed essentially flat. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note slipped to 2.93 percent, from 2.95 percent before the jobs report was released. One possible concern for the Fed is that most of

in women’s participation was particularly steep among those with dependent children and well-educated women married to highearning men. Another factor in the declining participation is that the oldest baby boomers have reached retirement age. But Craig Alexander, chief economist at TD Bank Group, says “demographics cannot explain the amount of decline” in labor force participation. Many Americans without jobs remain so discouraged that they’ve given up on the job market. Others have retired early. Younger ones have enrolled in school. Some Americans have suspended their job hunt until the employment landscape brightens. A rising number are collecting disability checks. “It’s not necessarily people retiring,” Bovino says. “It’s young people going back to school” rather than taking their chances on a weak job market. Labor force participation for Americans ages 16 to 19 was just 34 percent last month. That’s near their record low of 33.5 percent set last year. It isn’t supposed to be this way. After a recession, a brightening economy is supposed to draw people back into the job market. But it hasn’t happened. Labor force participation “certainly shouldn’t be at current levels,” Alexander says. There aren’t enough jobs being filled. Employers are hiring about 4.3 million people a month — before layoffs, dismissals and resignations. In 2007, before the Great Recession, they were hiring 5.2 million a month. There are three unemployed people, on average, competing for each job opening, compared with 1.8 when the recession officially began in December 2007.

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A blue placard dangling from the rear-view mirror is the equivalent of parking gold for drivers in many cities — they can park for free and for as long as they want. Now there’s a gold rush on for them. And as the number of vehicles displaying a disabled placard has soared with an aging population and loosened eligibility standards, cities are seeing the impact in more congested downtowns and the loss of millions of dollars in revenue. Now, officials are pushing back, tightening standards for those who can get the placards and making sure that the only people who get the privilege are those who really need it. “It was astonishing to see car after car after car with the disabled placard,” said Portland City Commissioner Steve Novick, who is seeking a solution to the problem in a city with a reputation for bicycling and mass transit but still reliant on the car. It’s common in the city to find blocks in which there are more cars with placards than without. Stroll by a parking meter and you will see the placards through the windshields of both beaters and BMWs. In the city’s annual survey of roughly 9,000 downtown meters, just over 1,000 vehicles had disabled placards in October 2012, a 72 percent increase in five years. In the core area of downtown, a third of the vehicles had placards. As a result, Portland lost an estimated $2.4 million in meter revenue last year, and the lack of turnover frustrates store owners, deprives the severely disabled of spaces near their destination and forces drivers to circle blocks in search of a spot. Authorities issued 186 citations for unlawful use of a permit the fiscal year ending June 30, but believe there is more abuse. Cheaters are tough to catch because the placard is generally valid and the driver, who may be borrowing one, is only at the car for a couple of minutes during the workday. Experts say the easiest way to stop abuse is to make the disabled pay the meter, especially those not in wheelchairs. Places such as Philadelphia, Raleigh, N.C., and Arlington County, Va., did so and there was more turnover in the spots.

the hiring in August was in lower-paying occupations. This continues a trend that emerged earlier this year. For example, retailers such as clothing stores, groceries and electronics outlets added 44,000 jobs. Hotels, restaurants and bars added 27,000. Temp hiring rose by 13,000. Dean Baker, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, says lower-wage industries have been generating a disproportionate role in hiring because many unemployed people have become desperate enough to take such jobs. Aside from their low pay, many of those workers are being limited to fewer hours than they’d like. “In a weak labor market, workers can’t find anything better,” Baker said. Phillip Bailey, 39, took a job three months ago in kitchen prep at a McDonald’s in Detroit after his unemployment benefits ran out. But his new job pays just $7.40 an hour, and he’s usually scheduled for only about 15 to 20 hours a week. He’s working many fewer hours than he did in previous jobs. Bailey used to conduct home energy audits, which found ways for people to reduce utility bills. “This is a lot less than I’m used to making,” he said of his current job. “It’s impossible to get by.” The August jobs report showed that hiring in higher-paying fields was more mixed.

DETROIT (AP) — Americans are paying record prices for new cars and trucks, and they have only themselves to blame. The average sale price of a vehicle in the U.S. hit $31,252 last month, up almost $1,000 over the same time last year. The sharp increase has been driven by consumers loading cars up with high-end stereos, navigation systems, leather seats and safety gadgets. It’s a buying pattern that began around two years ago with low interest rates that let buyers choose pricier cars while keeping monthly payments in check. And automakers have also offered cheap lease deals that include fancy options. Add in booming sales of expensive pickup trucks, and you get record high prices. But those conditions could soon change. Although sales are expected to keep rising, automakers say the next wave of buyers who replace older cars will be more costconscious, shunning expensive radios and cushy seats to reduce payments. Ford is starting to see that trend in pickup trucks, and is adding a lower-priced model to its topselling F-Series line. Most car buyers shop based on expectations for a monthly payment, with the average running around $450, said Jesse Toprak, senior analyst with the TrueCar.com auto pricing website. Since bank interest rates run as low as 2 percent and automakers offer no-interest financing, buyers now have a choice between a lower payment or a nicer car. Unlike rising mortgage rates, shorter-term auto interest rates have remained fairly stable. “If you can keep your payment the same and get more car, most consumers in the U.S. just get more car,” said Toprak, who calculated the record average price. The average price, he said, went up about $1,400, or 4.5 percent, in the past two years, far faster than normal. The result is a dream scenario for automakers and car dealers: People are paying record high prices just as demand returns to levels not seen since the Great Recession. It’s also a dream for people like Zachary Bier, a 26-year-old engineer and sales representative in New York City who just leased a $52,000 BMW 335i to replace a 3-Series with an expiring lease. He set out to match his old $650-per-month payment with hopes of getting more features.

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Wannemacher’s parents, David and Connie, have been very supportive. “They said, ‘OK. If this is what you want to do, we’re behind you’,” he said. “They are with me 100 percent.” Wannemacher auditioned on June 12 in UFO Arena in New Orleans. He is unsure if he will be on Wednesday or Thursday but said those here at home should watch for the New Orleans audition segment. “The X Factor” broadcast at 8 p.m.

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Answers to Friday’s questions: Bugs Bunny, created in 1936 by a group of artists at Warner Bros., including Chuck Jones and Fritz Freleng, got his name from original sketches submitted by a Warner story man Ben (“Bugs”) Hardaway. He marked the drawings “Bugs Bunny.” The rest is history. Charlie Brown’s father was a barber. Today’s questions: How many Perry Mason novels did Erle Stanley Gardner write? Did 007 have any significance for James Bond beyond representing his “license to kill?” Answers in Monday’s Herald.


more frequent. “With a dairy allergy, kids get juice instead of milk,” Schrader detailed. “Prior to using butter on the food being served, we set portions aside for those who have the dairy allergies.” Signs may be posted outside of classrooms notifying all who enter of a peanut allergy in the classroom. Some parents ask the school nurse to provide educational seminars to classes of children with life-threatening allergies, which brings an awareness to the risks and how to identify the signs and symptoms of reactions. Children are encouraged to do other things such as lunch with the teacher, bring in pencils, erasers or other trinkets to celebrate birthdays, holidays etc. Ricker said the elimination of treats brought into school has been very well received by the Delphos City School community. “It takes a little of the worry off our staff members and parents of children who may share a classroom with a peanut allergy student,” Ricker stated. “It significantly cuts down the risk of exposure in the classroom and saves lives. We are thrilled it is going so well!” Parents of children with peanut allergies can send their children to school in the morning with great confidence the risk of exposure in the classroom is greatly reduced, alleviating some parental worries of their child being exposed.

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