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DAAG offers fall classes, workshops
DAAG has named its upcoming fall classes and workshops. Photography Classes, DSLR Basics and Camera Basics with Joyce Honigford, ages 14 and over begins Wednesday. This is a 6-week class. Linda McClure will teach Theatre 101 for kids ages 7 through high school with an expressive nature. The 8-week class begins Thursday. In the Adult Art Series, Pumpkin Pottery class with Sherri Kahle will be held on Oct. 8 and 10. Create a gorgeous everlasting pumpkin with a personally carved-out design. Additional classes to sign up for now are: — Sew a Tote bag with Jodi Hershey for kids ages 7-13; — Photoshop for Beginners for ages 14 – adult; and — Itty Bitty Art Class child and parent class Call 419-741-4118 or visit www.delphosareaartguild.com to view additional details and register online.


Delphos Optimist Club turns 25
The Optimist Creed Promise Yourself To be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind. To talk health, happiness and prosperity to every person you meet. To make all your friends feel that there is something in them. To look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true. To think only of the best, to work only for the best, and to expect only the best. To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own. To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future. To wear a cheerful countenance at all times and give every living creature you meet a smile. To give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others. To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit the presence of trouble. BY NANCY SPENCER Herald Editor nspencer@delphosherald.com DELPHOS — The Delphos Optimist Club is celebrating its 25th year this month. Chartered on Sept. 30, 1988, by the Lima Noon Optimists with 40-plus members, the club is still going strong with numerous projects that benefit Delphos youth. “That’s really our focus,” charter member Gary Levitt said. “Optimist International is a multinational organization that understands what’s really important in life beyond our families — what really matters — kids. They are our future. “When you have two very strong school systems, you have a lot of youth and a lot of talent. We want to bring that out. It’s our purpose. Optimists have always been a ‘Friend of the Youth’.” Ticking off a laundry list of the club’s activities, it’s easy to see that focus. The club hosts events like the Junior World of Golf Tournament; Punt, Pass and Kick; an annual Easter Egg Hunt with more

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than 6,000 stuffed eggs; the Fourth of July Fishing Derby; volleyball tournament; Oratory Contest; Essay Contest; Santa Visitation; and more. To support youth achievement, the organization has formed the Optimist Scholarship Foundation, which gives away four $1,500 scholarships each year and gives monthly awards to students, including the “Optimist Student of the Month” and “Most Improved Student.” To foster community-minded youth, the club pays the local Boy Scout charter fee and sponsors two Junior Optimist Clubs to hopefully groom new members. Levitt said the club has been a positive influence in his life. “Being an Optimist is not a large commitment but I personally get a big return,” he said. “It’s a great group of people I consider among my friends and I can’t think of a better way to start a Friday morning than with the Optimists. The Optimist Creed may sound like ‘pie in the sky’ but I have recited it to myself a couple of time to lower my blood pressure.” See OPTIMIST, page 10

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Village anticipates Auglaize St. reopening
BY STEPHANIE GROVES Staff Writer sgroves@delphosherald.com OTTOVILLE — Ottoville Village Council received good news from Brian Goubeaux of Choice One Engineering, who explained that the seeding of the grass areas disturbed by the Auglaize Street construction will begin today and the new paving will be completed by Tuesday of next week. “The project is progressing well,” Goubeaux detailed at Thursday’s meeting. “There are a few driveways that need cutback and a chip out of a section of new curb which will be cut out and re-done.” Mayor Ron Miller said residents should be back in their driveways by Wednesday. Council also addressed a change order with regards to the non-performed work entailing rehab of sanitary lines, which reduced the cost of the project by almost $40,000. The change order also added the replacement and addition of curbing to the project to the tune of close to $14,000 and added five days to the completion date, which was originally scheduled for Oct. 5. Street Supervisor Barry Koester explained that the original cost of the 60 feet of curb was $11 a foot, which is now $14 a foot because of the labor intense process. “Add additional Geo-grid and a linear foot price on a curb that had to be hand formed,” Goubeaux explained. During last month’s meeting, Goubeaux addressed the fiveyear Capital Improvement Resolution which allows an Ohio Public Works Commission (OPWC) application to be filed by his company for the village. He and the council agreed that applying for Bendele Addition improvements, which may cost $500,000, and another smaller project — slip lining of sanitary sewers for $50,000-$75,000 — may be smaller projects approved by the commission. Since that time, Goubeaux has submitted the applications to OPWC for both projects. See VILLAGE, page 10

TODAY Boys Soccer St. Marys Memorial at Fort Jennings, 1 p.m. Eastbrook at Lincolnview, 1 p.m. Defiance at Kalida, 1:30 p.m. Girls Soccer Eastbrook at Lincolnview, 11 a.m. Crestview at Van Wert, 11 a.m. Fort Jennings at Elida, noon Kalida at Bluffton, 1 p.m. Volleyball Elida and Kalida at Van Wert Invitational, 9 a.m. Crestview Lady Knight Invitational, 9 a.m. Ottoville at St. John’s, 10 a.m. Lincolnview and Wayne Trace at Hicksville, 10 a.m. Columbus Grove at Continental (PCL), 10 a.m. Co-Ed Cross Country St. John’s and Elida at Kalida Wildcat Invitational, 9 a.m. Lincolnview at Edgerton Invitational, 9 a.m. Spencerville at Best of the West (Boys only), Botkins, 9:30 a.m. Columbus Grove at Bettsville Booster Invitational, 10 a.m. Van Wert at Otsego (MI) Invitational, TBA Girls Tennis WBL Meet at OttawaGlandorf, 9 a.m.


Zombies to invade Delphos — again
Information submitted DELPHOS — America’s Friendliest City will become the scariest city on Oct. 13 when zombies lurch, creep, crawl, grunt and groan down Main Street in Delphos for the second annual Zombie Walk. Zombies will meet at the corner of Fifth and Main streets and need an entry fee of canned goods to be donated to local food pantries. The Zombie Market will be held from 2-4:30 p.m. and the walk begins at 5 p.m. and will travel down Main Street, ending at Brentily’s Steak House for the Zombie After party. Prizes will be give for the Best Dressed, Most Original and more. This is a family-friendly event. In case of rain, the walk will be held on Oct. 20.

The second annual Zombie Walk will be held Oct. 13 in downtown Delphos. (Delphos Herald file photo)

Patchy fog this morning then sunny today and clear tonight. Highs in the upper 70s and lows in the upper 40s. See page 2.



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Delphos Jefferson Middle School and High School cheerleaders held a mini-cheer camp Thursday afternoon for 102 girls attending kindergarten through fifth grade. Head Varsity Cheerleading Coach Teri Suever said the cheer camp event is a prelude to the group, along with the school cheerleaders, to perform after the football game with Lima Central Catholic tonight. A mini-cheer camp will also be held during basketball season for a performance at some point in the season. (Delphos Herald/Stephanie Groves)

Jefferson cheerleaders hold mini-cheer camp for 102

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For The Record
At 9:12 p.m. Wednesday, Delphos Police were called to the 700 block of Fort Jennings Road in reference to a breaking-and-entering complaint at a residence in that area. Upon officers’ arrival, the victim stated that someone had entered their unlocked garage and entered a parked vehicle taking the victim’s purse from inside. At 2:16 a.m. Wednesday, police were called to the 400 block of Suthoff Street in reference to a domestic violence complaint at a residence in that area. Upon officers’ arrival, the victim stated that Jason Osting Osting, 40 of Delphos, had caused physical harm to them. Officers found probable cause to arrest Osting and transported him to the Allen County Jail. He will appear in Lima Municipal Court on the charge. At 11:51 a.m. Tuesday, police were called to the 400 block of South Cass Street in reference to a domestic violence complaint at a residence in that area. Upon officers’ arrival, they met with the subjects involved in the altercation. Upon officers investigating the complaint, they found probable cause to arrest both Joshua Fultz, 28, of Delphos and Mary Fultz, 26, of Delphos on charges of domestic violence. Joshua Fultz Both subjects were transported to the Van Wert County Jail and will appear in Van Wert Municipal Court on the charges. At 1:41 a.m. Monday, police were called to the 600 block of East Seventh Street in reference to a criminal damaging complaint at a resiMary Futlz dence in that area. Upon officers’ arrival, they found that an unknown subject had broken out the windows on the front door of the residence, along with spray painting symbols on the exterior of the residence.

Two sent to hospital after crash
Two Delphos teens were transported to St. Rita’s Medical Center for possible injuries following a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Second and Pierce streets at 6:49 p.m. Tuesday. According to police reports, a vehicle driven by Dane Conley, 17, of Delphos, was traveling westbound on East Second Street

No injuries in two-vehicle collision
A Delphos man was cited for failure to yield to oncoming traffic following a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of West Fifth and North Canal streets at 2:35 p.m. Tuesday. According to police reports, Brian Wisener, 45, of Delphos, was traveling northbound on

One Year Ago Vantage Blue Chippers are students who have a 4.0 GPA for a nine-week period. The following students have accomplished this goal: Harley Noll (Parkway), Tressa Ringwald (Lincolnview), Cora Finfrock (Crestview) and Destiny Hines (Van Wert).

Rod Schroeder and Brad Yerick. The top five individuals receiving first team PCL honors were: Jeff Giesige, Kalida, 76; Jim Cook, Fort Jennings, 77; Jeff Grant, Continental, 77; Jared Burgei, Kalida, 78; and Greg Kortokrax, Ottoville, 78. 50 Years Ago – 1963 John Barnes of Fort Jennings has done it again. He attended the Putnam County Fair at Ottawa this year for the 78th consecutive year. Barnes believes this is some kind of a record. For many years, he called the races at the Ottawa fair. He is 86 and his wife is 83. Barnes said his parents were also fair “goers” and they arose at 4 a.m., traveled by a two-horse carriage and were at the fairgrounds at daybreak. Bob Cat and Wolf awards were presented during the meeting of Cub Pack 65, held Thursday evening at Trinity Methodist Church. Bob Cat awards went to Steve Kaskel, Scott Lucas and Paul Schweikle. Wolf awards were presented to Richard Stose, Michael Hallard, Craig McGue and Craig Alquire. A general meeting of the American Lutheran Church Women of St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church was held in the parish hall Tuesday evening. During the business session, 1964 officers were elected as follows: Mrs. Elmer Freund, Sr., president; Mrs. Donald Mox, vice president; Dorothy Arnold, secretary; Mrs. Oscar Mox, treasurer;

FOUST, Michael, 37, of Findlay, funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Coldren-Crates Funeral Home, Findlay, with Pastor Craig Cramer officiating. Burial will be in Bright Cemetery, Marion Township. Memorial contributions may be made to Hancock County Pheasants Forever, in care of Coldren-Crates Funeral Home in his memory. Online condolences may be made at www.coldrencrates.com. WEBER, Austin James, 19, of Ada, Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11 a.m. today at the English Chapel on the campus of Ohio Northern University, Ada, with Father Dave Young officiating. Burial will be in St. Paul Cemetery, Ada. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Red Cross, Ada Athletic Boosters or the charity of the donor’s choice. Condolences may be expressed at www.hansonneely. com. DIENSTBERGER, Doris A., 87, of Delphos, funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Delphos, with the Rev. Angela Khabeb officiating. Visitation will be from 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday at the church. Burial will be at a later date. Her body has been donated to the Ohio State University College of Medicine. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Peter’s Lutheran Church. To leave online condolences for the family, visit www. harterandschier.com. WEIGING, Merlin J., 84, of Upper Sandusky, a Memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. today at the Transfiguration of the Lord Catholic Church with the Rev. John Stowe, OFM Conv., officiating the service. Burial will follow at the St. Peter’s Catholic Cemetery in Upper Sandusky. Visitations will be held one hour prior to service time today at the church. Memorials may be made to the St. Peter’s Catholic School and can be sent to Lucas-Batton Funeral Home 476 S. Sandusky Ave., Upper Sandusky OH 43351. Online condolences may be sent and attempting to make an improper left turn to www.lucasbatton.com. at the traffic signal when his vehicle collided with an eastbound vehicle driven by Trisha Hobbs, 16, of Delphos. Hobbs and her passenger, Brandon Hittle, WEATHER FORECAST Highs in the upper 70s. South 18, of Delphos were transported to St. Rita’s, Tri-county winds 5 to 10 mph. where they were treated and released. Associated Press SATURDAY NIGHT: Conley was cited for an improper left turn. Mostly clear through midTODAY: Sunny. Patchy night. Then partly cloudy with fog in the morning. Highs a 20 percent chance of showin the upper 70s. East winds ers after midnight. Warmer. North Canal Street and stopped at the posted around 10 mph. Lows in the lower 60s. South stop sign and then proceeded into the intersecTONIGHT: Clear. Lows winds 5 to 10 mph. tion, failing to see a vehicle driven by Lawrence in the upper 40s. East winds 5 SUNDAY: Partly cloudy Brown, 61, of Delphos, traveling eastbound in to 10 mph. with a 40 percent chance of the inside lane of West Fifth Street. SATURDAY: Sunny. showers. Highs in the upper 60s. No one was injured.


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Esther Walterick, secretary of education; and Mrs. William Loetz, secretary of stewardship. 75 Years Ago – 1938 There was an exceptionally large attendance at a meeting of Delphos Aerie, Fraternal Order of Eagles Monday night. Plans were started for the 40th Anniversary Membership Drive which will get under way soon and continue for several months. A number of Delphos Eagles and their families will go to Rockford on Thursday to attend Delphos Night at the Family Night Party. Nine merit badges were awarded to Scouts of Troop Three, Delphos, at a Court of Honor session which was held at the Knights of Columbus hall Monday evening. The awards were as follows: Carl Hotz, Music and Pathfinding; Edmund Holtz, Jr., Pathfinding, Athletics and Swimming; Richard Shirack, Cooking and Swimming; and Robert Kindley, Handicraft and Angling. Audrey Heidlebaugh, near this city, was hostess to the members of the Delta Omicron Sorority at her home Monday evening. In cards, honors were awarded to June Long and Norma Jean Ditto. Present were Frances Baxter, Zoe and June Long, Norma Jean Ditto, Mrs. Roscoe Thompson, Mrs. F. Ray John, Lorene Ransbottom, Rosalie Ditto, Marjorie Buettner, Lois Long, Dorothy Baxter and the hostess.

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Feds direct $100M in grants to help broke Detroit
DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. government directed more than $100 million in grants Thursday to help bankrupt Detroit tear down vacant buildings and spur job growth but the help falls far short of the wider bailout some city leaders had sought. Gene Sperling, chief economic adviser to President Barack Obama, said the administration scrounged through the federal budget and found untapped money that “either had not flowed or had not gotten out or not directed to the top priorities for Detroit.” But considering the Motor City is at least $18 billion in debt, it will take a far

25 Years Ago – 1988 Jerry Neumeier presented a $300 check to Monte Druckemiller, president of the Delphos Stadium Club. The check was proceeds of the Kiddie Tractor Pull at Canal Days and will go toward payment of the new concession stand and restrooms at Stadium Park. Sponsors of the tractor pull were Wellman Seed, Metzger Bros., United Equity Elevator, Violet Implement, Mid-Ohio Chemical, City Feed Elevator, Neumeier Bros. and Busy Bee Rental. Changing Times League of Ohio Child Conservation League met to workout at the Delphos Fitness Center. Following the workout, a meeting was held at the home of Marilyn Lause. President June Korte led a discussion of plans for the OCCL spring conference to be held April 1 at Delphos Training Center. Fort Jennings won its first-ever Putnam County League golf tournament Monday afternoon with 327 at Country Acres, Kalida. Members of the team are Steve Schroeder, Dan Good, Jim Cook,

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Today is Friday, Sept. 27, the 270th day of 2013. There are 95 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 27, 1991, President George H.W. Bush announced in a nationally broadcast address that he was eliminating all U.S. battlefield nuclear weapons and called on the Soviet Union to match the gesture. On this date: In 1540, Pope Paul III issued a papal bull establishing the Society of Jesus, or Jesuits, as a religious order. In 1779, John Adams was named by Congress to negotiate the Revolutionary War’s peace terms with Britain. In 1854, the first great disaster involving an Atlantic Ocean passenger vessel occurred when the steamship SS Arctic sank off Newfoundland; of the more than 400 people on board, only 86 survived. In 1928, the United States said it was recognizing the Nationalist Chinese government. In 1939, Warsaw, Poland, surrendered after weeks of resistance to invading forces from Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union during World War II. In 1941, on “Liberty Fleet Day,” the United States launched 14 rapidly built military cargo vessels, including the first Liberty ship, the SS Patrick Henry, which was personally launched by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in Baltimore. In 1942, Glenn Miller and his orchestra performed together for the last time, at the Central Theater in Passaic, N.J., prior to Miller’s entry into the Army. In 1954, “Tonight!” hosted by Steve Allen made its network debut on NBC-TV. In 1964, the government publicly released the report of the Warren Commission, which found that Lee Harvey Oswald had acted alone in assassinating President John F. Kennedy. In 1988, three days after placing first in the men’s 100meter dash at the Seoul (sohl) Summer Olympics, Canadian sprinter Ben Johnson left for home in disgrace, stripped of his gold medal by officials who said Johnson had used anabolic steroids. In 1991, the Senate Judiciary Committee deadlocked, 7-7, on the nomination of Clarence Thomas to the U.S. Supreme Court. In 1994, more than 350 Republican congressional candidates gathered on the steps of the U.S. Capitol to sign the “Contract with America,” a 10-point platform they pledged to enact if voters sent a GOP majority to the House. In 2001, President George W. Bush asked the nation’s governors to post National Guard troops at airports as a first step toward federal control of airline security. Ten years ago: President George W. Bush and Russian President Vladimir Putin urged Iran and North Korea to abandon suspected nuclear-weapons programs but disagreed over how to deal with both countries; Putin also declined at the end of a two-day summit at Camp David to pledge any postwar help for Iraq. Entertainer Donald O’Connor died in Calabasas, Calif., at age 78. Five years ago: China marked its first spacewalk as astronaut Zhai Zhigang floated outside the Shenzhou 7 for 13 minutes. One year ago: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, holding a diagram of a cartoon-like bomb, told the U.N. General Assembly that the world had only a matter of months to stop Iran before it could build a nuclear bomb. NFL referees returned to the field, after a tentative deal with the league ended a lockout; games had been marred by controversy, blown calls and confusion as substitute referees officiated during the first three weeks of the season.

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STATE/LOCAL The Friends of Bear’s Mill presents 2013 Legendary Fall Open House
Information submitted GREENVILLE — The Friends of Bear’s Mill will hold its annual Legendary Fall Open House from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 5 and 6. The event will include free guided tours and grinding demonstrations by Master Miller Terry at noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. both days. Delicious foods such as our famous French Market 18-Bean Soup, brats and hotdogs from the grill, apple dumplings, caramel apples, pumpkin cookies and gourmet coffees will be offered. This event is free to the public. Donations are greatly appreciated. Visitors will be entertained with live music from 12:304:30 p.m. Saturday by Brian Keith Wallen and Ted Yoder. Brian is a rootsy blue-grass musician and Ted plays the hammered dulcimer. Drawing on his pop and rock-n-roll roots, Ted is able to create something never heard before: a dulcimer that doesn’t sound like a dulcimer “should.” Both Brian and Ted will be performing solo sets and a set together too. Blues, folk, rock and bluegrass will be represented throughout the day. Live music from 12:30-4:30 p.m. Sunday will feature Ron and Elaine Marshall, a husband and wife acoustic duo from Versailles. Both sing while Ron plays the guitar and Elaine helps out on light percussion. Trading off with Ron and Elaine will be “Nobody Special,” a group of three friends who used to play together in bands of years past. Percussionist Perry Walls is from Ansonia, guitarist Roger DeMange is from St. Henry and guitarist Ron Marshall from Versailles. Country and classic rock will be represented all day. Down by the old mill stream, John Bundy and Greg Adams will be set up along the millrace with their duck decoy carvings and rustic willow furniture. Both of these skilled Indiana artists will be demonstrating their individual crafts and answering

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The Friends of Bear’s Mill questions all weekend during the open house. Additionally, Al Tuttle, a Certified Ohio Beekeeper will be at the Mill both days from noon-4 to speak about his fascination with honeybees and share their health benefits. Al will have an observation hive on site as well as local honey for sale. “The mission of the Friends of Bear’s Mill is to provide a rich cultural experience and community-oriented events including educational tours, demonstrations and nature walks while preserving the Mill’s historical significance and natural beauty,” said Outreach Manager Merri Niekamp. “This is a fun, familyoriented event that appeals to young and old alike. Bear’s Mill offers a beautiful fall setting that encourages the community to come out and celebrate the harvest and changing of the seasons with nature … take in some history, grab a bowl of delicious bean soup with corn bread, perch on a straw bale and relax to some local entertainment,” Niekamp concluded. In addition to stoneground flours and meals, the Mill Store offers kitchen and gourmet goods as well as Boston Stoker Coffees and Bakehouse Breads. Original pottery by the Bear’s Mill potters, giftware and women’s jewelry and accessories are also available for sale. The gallery at Bear’s Mill will feature the October artists for the “Art at the Mill” series. Included will be the images taken by Ohioans Vicki Rulli and Tom Heaphy, then printed on wood selected for its grain and overall character and beauty. Silver jewelry and vessels produced by silversmiths Nathan and Linda Jones of Indiana complete the exhibit. “Unique new items are coming in daily,” stated Julie Clark, retail manager. “And of course we have the traditional pumpkins, gourds and bittersweet that everyone looks forward to displaying in celebration of the autumn season,” she explained. Bear’s Mill, a working national landmark, is operated by The Friends of Bear’s Mill, a non-profit organization. Bear’s Mill is located at 6450 ArcanumBear’s Mill Road about five miles east of Greenville. For more information, contact Bear’s Mill at 937-548-5112 or visit www.bearsmill.com.

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Pollsters have been asking Americans questions about God, sex and babies for a long time and the answers used to be pretty predicable. Early in the 20th century, it was easy to predict which flocks of believers would produce the most children -- with Mormons reporting the highest numbers, followed by Catholics, then Protestants and so forth as fertility rates declined. But things changed as the century rolled on and America became more pluralistic and, in elite zip codes, secular. After Woodstock and the Sexual Revolution, it was clear “what really mattered wasn’t what religion you claimed to be practicing, but the degree to which you actually practiced it -- especially whether or not you were in a pew week after week,” said journalist Jonathan A. Last, author of “What to Expect When No One’s Expecting.” These days, people who attend worship services once a week or more have a sharply different fertility rate from those who avoid religious sanctuaries. “It really doesn’t matter what kind of services we’re talking about -- Catholic, evangelical, Jewish, Mormon, whatever. What matters is whether you show up,” said Last. The bottom line: An activity that encourages people to get married sooner, stay married longer and have a higher rate of happiness

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while married will almost certainly produce more babies. “When it comes to people having what people today consider large families -- three or more children -- there are two Americas out there,” he said. The division is between those who actively practice a faith, especially a traditional form of faith, and those who do not. This is crucial information in an era in which declining birth rates affect debates about a wide array of hot-button cultural issues: from Social Security to national health care, and from immigration reform to the future of major religious groups. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently reported that U.S. births appear to be leveling off, although the numbers continue to show some decline. While

birth rates edged up for women in their early 40s and throughout their 30s, rates kept falling for women in their 20s and among Latinas. A key factor, Last explained, is “aspirational fertility,” or the number of children that parents say they want to have. In the early 20th century, a clear majority of Americans favored having three or more children. Now, 66 percent of those who seldom or never attend worship services say zero, one or two kids is ideal, while 41 percent of those worshipping weekly desire three or more children. If a woman frequently attends worship services, it is much more likely she will have a larger family, if that is her goal. It’s hard to pin political or cultural labels on some of the behaviors that are inspiring so many people to avoid marriage, to marry later, to have fewer children or to have children later in life. At one end of the cultural spectrum is the 30-something male whose solo life remains focused on his Xbox. At the other end is the professional woman working 70-hour weeks while striving to rise in a major law firm, even as her biological clock ticks loudly. Of course, it also matters that children are expensive. In his book, Last examines a variety of expenses and career realities and concludes that it costs about $1.1 million to raise a single child, with home costs and college expenses higher in prime locations. When living in New

York City, San Francisco or Washington, D.C., having two children is “having a lot of children,” he said. “What’s countercultural in one city is normal in another.” The bottom line is that Americans who choose to have large families are almost certainly making “some kind of theological statement,” he said. “They are making countercultural decisions and people just don’t keep taking specific countercultural actions without having some kind of purpose, a larger reason for what they are doing. ... “Think of it this way. At some point, you have to ask: ‘Am I the most important -- or even the only -- character that matters in the movie of my life?’ ... Parents just can’t think that way, and the more children you have, the less you can afford to think of yourself as the center of everything that happens in the world. ... That’s a very important lesson to learn about life.” (Terry Mattingly is the director of the Washington Journalism Center at the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities and leads the GetReligion.org project to study religion and the news.) DISTRIBUTED BY UNIVERSAL UCLICK FOR UFS

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A.C.T.S. NEW TESTAMENT FELLOWSHIP 8277 German Rd, Delphos Rev. Linda Wannemacher-Pastor Jaye Wannemacher -Worship Leader For information contact: 419-695-3566 Thursday - 7:00 p.m. Bible Study with worship at 8277 German Rd, Delphos Sunday - 7:00 p.m. “For Such A Time As This”. Tri-County Community Intercessory Prayer Group. Everyone welcome. Biblical counseling also available. DELPHOS BAPTIST CHURCH Pastor Jerry Martin 302 N Main, Delphos Contact: 419-692-0061 or 419-302-6423 Sunday - 10:00 a.m. Sunday School (All Ages) , 11:00 a.m. Sunday Service, 6:00 p.m Sunday Evening Service Wednesday - 7:00 p.m. Bible Study, Youth Study Nursery available for all services. FIRST UNITED PRESBYTERIAN 310 W. Second St. 419-692-5737 Pastor Harry Tolhurst Sunday: 11:00 Worship Service Everyone Welcome Communion first Sunday of every month. Communion at Van Crest Health Care Center - First Sunday of each month at 2:30 p.m., Nursing Home and assisted living. ST. PETER LUTHERAN CHURCH 422 North Pierce St., Delphos Phone 419-695-2616 Rev. Angela Khabeb ST. PAUL’S UNITED METHODIST 335 S. Main St. Delphos Pastor - Rev. David Howell Sunday 9:00 a.m. Worship Service DELPHOS CHRISTIAN UNION Pastor: Rev. Gary Fish 470 S. Franklin St., (419) 692-9940 9:30 Sunday School 10:30 Sunday morning service. Youth ministry every Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. Children’s ministry every third Saturday from 11 to 1:30. TRINITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 211 E. Third St., Delphos Rev. David Howell, Pastor Week beginning Sept. 29, 2013 Sunday - 8:15 a.m. Worship Service; 9:15 a.m. Church School for all ages; 10:30 a.m. Worship Service/Recognition Sunday; 11:30 Radio Worship on WDOH; Noon Super Salad Lunch Celebration; 7:30 a.m. Ladies Bible Fellowship. Wednesday - 6:00 p.m. Bible Study; 7:00 p.m. Prayer Time; Chancel Choir. Thursday - 4:30 p.m. -6:30 p.m. Suppers on Us Friday - 3:00 p.m. Mustard Seeds; 6:00 p.m. Wedding Rehearsal. Saturday - 3:30 p.m. Cassie Lindeman and Jordan Martin wedding. MARION BAPTIST CHURCH 2998 Defiance Trail, Delphos 419-339-6319 Services: Sunday - 11:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.; Wednesday - 7:00 p.m. ST. JOHN’S CATHOLIC CHURCH 331 E. Second St., Delphos 419-695-4050 Rev. Dave Reinhart, Pastor Rev. Chris Bohnsack, Associate Pastor Fred Lisk and Dave Ricker, Deacons Mary Beth Will, Liturgical Coordinator; Mel Rode, Parish Council President; Lynn Bockey, Music Director Celebration of the Sacraments Eucharist – Lord’s Day Observance; Saturday 4:30 p.m., Sunday 7:30, 9:15, 11:30 a.m.; Weekdays as announced on Sunday bulletin. Baptism – Celebrated first Sunday of month at 1:00 p.m. Call rectory to schedule Pre-Baptismal instructions. Reconciliation – Tuesday and Friday 7:30-7:50 a.m.; Saturday 3:30-4:00 p.m. Anytime by request. Matrimony – Arrangements must be made through the rectory six months in advance. Anointing of the Sick – Communal celebration in May and October. Administered upon request. ST. PATRICK’S CHURCH 500 S. Canal, Spencerville 419-647-6202 Saturday 4:30 p.m. Reconciliation; 5 p.m. Mass, May 1 - Oct. 30. Sunday - 10:30 a.m. Mass. SPENCERVILLE FULL GOSPEL 107 Broadway St., Spencerville Pastor Charles Muter Home Ph. 419-657-6019 Sunday: Morning Services 10:00 a.m. Evening Services - 7:00 p.m. Wednesday: 7:00 p.m. Worship service. SPENCERVILLE CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE 317 West North St. 419-296-2561 Pastor Tom Shobe 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Morning Worship; 7:00 p.m. Wednesday Service TRINITY UNITED METHODIST Corner of Fourth & Main, Spencerville Phone 419-647-5321 Rev. Jan Johnson, Pastor Sunday - 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Worship service. UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST 102 Wisher Drive, Spencerville Rev. Elaine Mikesell, Interim Pastor Sunday– 9:30 a.m. Cafe; 10:00 a.m. Worship Service. AGAPE FELLOWSHIP MINISTRIES 9250 Armstrong Road, Spencerville Pastors Phil & Deb Lee Sunday - 10:00 a.m. Worship service. Wed. - 7:00 p.m. Bible Study HARTFORD CHRISTIAN CHURCH (Independent Fundamental) Rt. 81 and Defiance Trial Rt. 2, Box 11550 Spencerville 45887 Rev. Robert King, Pastor Sunday - 9:30 a.m. Sunday school; 10:30 a.m. Worship Service; 7:00 p.m. Evening worship and Teens Alive (grades 7-12). Wednesday - 7:00 p.m. Bible service. Tuesday & Thursday– 7- 9 p.m. Have you ever wanted to preach the “Word of God?” This is your time to do it. Come share your love of Christ with us.


NEW HOPE CHRISTIAN CENTER 2240 Baty Road, Elida Ph. 339-5673 Rev. James F. Menke, Pastor Sunday – 10 a.m. Worship. Wednesday – 7 p.m. Evening service. ZION UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Corner of Zion Church & Conant Rd., Elida Pastors: Mark and D.J. Fuerstenau Sunday - Service - 9:00 a.m. LIGHTHOUSE CHURCH OF GOD Elida - Ph. 222-8054 Rev. Larry Ayers, Pastor Service schedule: Sunday– 10 a.m. School; 11 a.m. Morning Worship; 6 p.m. Sunday evening. FAITH BAPTIST CHURCH 4750 East Road, Elida Pastor - Brian McManus Sunday – 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Worship, nursery available. Wednesday – 6:30 p.m. Youth Prayer, Bible Study; 7:00 p.m. Adult Prayer and Bible Study; 8:00 p.m. - Choir. GOMER CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH 7350 Gomer Road, Gomer, Ohio 419-642-2681 gomererucc@bright.net Sunday – 10:00 a.m. Worship

GRACE FAMILY CHURCH 634 N. Washington St., Van Wert Pastor: Rev. Ron Prewitt Sunday - 9:15 a.m. Morning worship with Pulpit Supply. KINGSLEY UNITED METHODIST 15482 Mendon Rd., Van Wert Phone: 419-965-2771 Pastor Chuck Glover Sunday School - 9:30 a.m.; Worship - 10:25 a.m. Wednesday - Youth Prayer and Bible Study - 6:30 p.m. Adult Prayer meeting - 7:00 p.m. Choir practice - 8:00 p.m. TRINITY FRIENDS CHURCH 605 N. Franklin St., Van Wert 45891 Ph: (419) 238-2788 Sr. Pastor Stephen Savage Outreach Pastor Neil Hammons Sunday - Worship services at 9:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m. & 6:30 p.m. Wednesday-Ministries at 7:00 p.m. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 13887 Jennings Rd., Van Wert Ph. 419-238-0333 Children’s Storyline: 419-238-2201 Email: fbaptvw@bright.net Pastor Steven A. Robinson Sunday– 9:30 a.m. Sunday School for all ages; 10:30 a.m. Family Worship Hour; 6:30 p.m. Evening Bible Hour. Wednesday - 6:30 p.m. Word of Life Student Ministries; 6:45 p.m. AWANA; 7:00 p.m. Prayer and Bible Study. MANDALE CHURCH OF CHRIST IN CHRISTIAN UNION Rev. Justin Sterrett, Pastor Sunday– 9:30 a.m. Sunday School all ages. 10:30 a.m. Worship Services; 7:00 p.m Worship. Wednesday - 7 p.m. Prayer meeting. PENTECOSTAL WAY CHURCH Pastors: Bill Watson Rev. Ronald Defore 1213 Leeson Ave., Van Wert 45891 Phone (419) 238-5813 Head Usher: Ted Kelly 10:00 a.m. - Sunday School 11:10 a.m. - Worship 10:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. - Wednesday Morning Bible Class 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. - Wednesday Evening Prayer Meeting 7:00 p.m. - Wed. Night Bible Study. Thursday - Choir Rehearsal Anchored in Jesus Prayer Line - (419) 238-4427 or (419) 232-4379. Emergency - (419) 993-5855

FAITH MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH Road U, Rushmore Pastor Robert Morrison Sunday – 10 am Church School; 11:00 Church Service; 6:00 p.m. Evening Service Wednesday - 7:00 p.m. Evening Service ST. ANTHONY OF PADUA CATHOLIC CHURCH 512 W. Sycamore, Col. Grove Office 419-659-2263 Fax: 419-659-5202 Father Tom Extejt Masses: Tuesday-Friday - 8:00 a.m.; First Friday of the month - 7 p.m.; Saturday - 4:30 p.m.; Sunday - 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Confessions - Saturday 3:30 p.m., anytime by appointment. HOLY FAMILY CATHOLIC CHURCH Rev. Robert DeSloover, Pastor 7359 St. Rt. 109 New Cleveland Saturday Mass - 7:00 p.m. Sunday Mass - 8:30 a.m. IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH Ottoville Rev. Jerry Schetter Mass schedule: Saturday - 4 p.m.; Sunday - 10:30 a.m. ST. BARBARA CHURCH 160 Main St., Cloverdale 45827 419-488-2391 Rev. Jerry Schetter Mass schedule: Saturday 5:30 p.m., Sunday 8:00 a.m. ST. JOSEPH CATHOLIC CHURCH 135 N. Water St., Ft. Jennings Rev. Charles Obinwa Phone: 419-286-2132 Mass schedule: Saturday 5 p.m.; Sunday 7:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. ST. MICHAEL CHURCH Kalida Fr. Mark Hoying Saturday – 4:30 p.m. Mass. Sunday – 8:00 a.m. & 10:00 a.m. Masses. Weekdays: Masses on Mon., Tues., Wed. and Friday at 8:00 am; Thurs. 7:30 p.m.

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

Sunday - 10:00 AM Worship Service Tuesday - 9:00 AM Nodole Making; 7:00 PM Altar Guild. Wednesday - 9:45 AM Good Morning/Good Shepherd Bible Study; 7:00 PM InReach/OutReach. Saturday - 8:00 AM Prayer Breakfast Sunday - 10:00 AM Worship Service; 11:00 Am Pork Loin Dinner Fundraiser

FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD “Where Jesus is Healing Hurting Hearts!” 808 Metbliss Ave., Delphos One block so. of Stadium Park. 419-692-6741 Lead Pastor - Dan Eaton Sunday - 10:30 a.m. - Worship Service with Nursery & Kids Church; 6:00 pm. Youth Ministry at The ROC & Jr. Bible Quiz at Church Monday - 7:00 p.m. Teen Bible Quiz at Church Wednesday 7:00 p.m. Discipleship Class in Upper Room For more info see our website: www.delphosfirstassemblyofgod. com. DELPHOS WESLEYAN CHURCH 11720 Delphos Southworth Rd. Delphos - Phone 419-695-1723 Pastor Rodney Shade 937-397-4459 Asst. Pastor Pamela King 419-204-5469 Sunday - 10:30 a.m. Worship; 9:15 a.m. Sunday School for all ages. Wednesday - 7 p.m. Service and prayer meeting.

IMMANUEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 699 Sunnydale, Elida, Ohio 454807 Pastor Bruce Tumblin Sunday - 8:30 a.m. traditional; 10:45 a.m. contemporary PIKE MENNONITE CHURCH 3995 McBride Rd., Elida Phone 419-339-3961 CORNERSTONE BAPTIST CHURCH 2701 Dutch Hollow Rd. Elida Phone: 339-3339 Rev. Frank Hartman Sunday - 10 a.m. Sunday School (all ages); 11 a.m. Morning Service; 6 p.m. Evening Service. Wednesday - 7 p.m. Prayer Meeting. Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8-noon, 1-4- p.m.

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TODAY 7:30 a.m. — Delphos Optimist Club, A&W Drive-In, 924 E. Fifth St. 11:30 a.m. — Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff St. 1-4 p.m. — Interfaith Thrift Store is open for shopping. SATURDAY 9 a.m.-noon — Interfaith Thrift Store is open for shopping. St. Vincent dePaul Society, located at the east edge of the St. 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. — The 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. MONDAY 11:30 a.m. — Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff St. 6:30 p.m. — Shelter from the Storm support group meets in the Delphos Public Library basement. TUESDAY 11:30 a.m. — Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff St. 7 p.m. — Delphos Coon and Sportsman’s Club meets. 7:30 p.m. — Alcoholics Anonymous, First Presbyterian Church, 310 W. Second St.

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Ottoville class of ‘48 celebrates 65 years
The Ottovile class of 1948 celebrated its 65th reunion at Henry’s Restaurant, Ottawa, on Sept. 13. Around the table, clockwise from left: Leo Wurst (classmate) and his wife Phyllis, Deloris Eickholt (classmate), Doris German (classmate), Marty Gerdeman (classmate), Dick Maas, Jeanette Brickner (classmate), Rita Mae Pohlman (classmate), Jim Fischbach (classmate), Albert Deitering (classmate) and his wife Sandi, Margie Hermiller (classmate) and her husband Vernie, Irene Stechschulte (classmate), Marie Maas (classmate), Nancy Kleman (classmate), Elmore (classmate) and Rosemary Markward, Dorothy and Kenneth Miller (classmates). The Millers met at Ottoville School and have been together ever since. (Putnam Sentinel/Anne Coburn-Griffis)

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Knights, Lady ‘Cats end in soccer draw
By JIM METCALFE Staff Writer jmetcalfe@delphosherald.com FORT JENNINGS — Both Jefferson and Crestview had moments Thursday afternoon where both of their coaches were extremely pleased. They also had times during their Northwest Conference girls soccer match where they didn’t. When the final gun sounded, the teams were locked in a 3-3 draw at Keith Hamel Memorial Field in Fort Jennings. “For some reason, we got off to a sluggish start; we didn’t play well at all the first half and I didn’t feel we played well overall,” Jefferson coach Josiah Stober said. “We didn’t do the things we’ve improved at so much over the season. We didn’t communicate well, we didn’t pass well; we were just sluggish.” Crestview coach Melissa Mefferd had a different perspective. “We started really well, getting that first goal. We came out aggressive,” Mefferd explained. “Unfortunately, we can’t seem to maintain it the whole match; that has been our problem the last six matches. We’ve focused on trying to play for 80 minutes and, outside of a spurt in the second half, I felt we did that. When we got down 3-2, I’m proud of the girls for fighting back. We could have gotten down mentally and didn’t.” The first eight minutes, neither squad could get a good look at the goal. That changed at 31:28 when Crestview (1-10-2, 1-1-2 NWC) got the first shot and made it pay off. Keyed by a lead pass from junior Kylee Gent, freshman Kylee Agler made it work as she got a good run down the right side, juked a defender, veered toward the goal and with junior netminder Kayleigh O’Conner (4 saves vs. 8 shots on-goal) out to try and cut off the angle, fired a 16-yarder into the left side of the twine for a 1-0 edge. Jefferson’s first open look came at 21:54 when junior Kylee Haehn turned and fired a 12-yarder from the left wing but the shot hit a defender and Crestview sophomore goalkeeper Alyssa Walter (9 saves, 14 shots) gobbled the orb up. At 13:07, Haehn again got open from 16-yarder but the shot was deflected over the top by Walter. At 9:50, freshman Addison Schimmoeller’s 18-yarder was deflected out of bounds by a defender. Crestview made it 2-0 at 5:55. Senior Brooke Bowen made a great run from midfield down the middle, veering toward the left post as she neared the goal. Again, with O’Conner trying to cut off the angle, the senior fired a 12-yarder to the right side of the cords.



Jefferson freshman Arianna Knebel and Crestview senior Brooke Bowen race to get possession of the ball during girls soccer action Thursday at Hamel Memorial Field. (Delphos Herald/Jim Metcalfe) Crestview learned a lesson about playing to the whistle at 2:26 and it cost them a goal. With a defender down in front of the net, Walter and her defenders stopped playing, expecting a whistle, but none was coming. Junior Adrie Miller fired a 16-yarder from the right wing inside the post for a 2-1 deficit. “I just told the girls about playing through that,” Mefferd added. “Our keeper is a compassionate girl and when her teammate went down, she went to help her. It’s just one of those things you have to learn; no matter your personal feelings, you have to remain focused and keep playing.” Bowen had the first opening of the second half but her 16-yarder on the right side of the 18-yard box hit the right post and bounced out of play. Jefferson (4-6-2, 2-0-1) then seemed to seize momentum and pressed forward with its attack. At 37:03, Walter had to make a diving save of a 1-touch 14-yarder by Haehn. Haehn was just wide right on a 16-yarder from the left wing at 25:10. The hosts had two prime chances within a couple of seconds of each other at the 24:20 mark: first, on a free kick just outside the box, Haehn’s 19-yarder was deflected by Walter to her left, with freshman Arianna Knebel there for a follow shot - this time, Walter got the stop. Walter made another deflection of an 18-yarder by Haehn at 15:45. The attack continued and the Red and White finally tied it at 2-2 with 15:27 showing; sophomore Logan Hamilton made an inside pass from the right side to Haehn, whose curling 20-yarder went over the top of Walter and into the net. At 10:06, the Wildcats made it 3-2. Off Haehn’s corner kick from the left side, Knebel got possession at the top of the box, turned and fired inside the right post. Crestview knotted it at 3 with 5:03 left. On an original run by Bowen, her 12-yarder was blocked by O’Conner but the ricochet came back to senior Desiree Hiday, whose middle 8-yarder found the left side of the net. The Lady Knights had the final chance on-goal as Bowen’s 18-yarder was knocked away by O’Conner. “The second half, we had a 10- to 15-minute spurt where we showed what we can do when we do the little things. We got more shots on-goal in that span than we did the rest of the match,” Stober added. “We just couldn’t connect on more shots. We passed the ball better, we moved quicker, we talked more. It took us a while to get into the match.” Crestview visits Van Wert at 11 a.m. Saturday. Jefferson visits Cory-Rawson at 5 p.m. Monday.

Fitch joins old hats Kalida and Ottoville in District golf
By Charlie Warnimont DHI Correspondent news@delphosherald.com

Jefferson senior Tyler Rice tries to sink a putt during Division III Sectional golf action Thursday at Auglaize Golf Course. (Delphos Herald/Charlie Warnimont)

DEFIANCE — At this time last year Nick Fitch was playing football for Jefferson. A shoulder injury forced him off the football field and onto the golf course. Little did he know the move would be a good one as Fitch was one of four individual qualifiers to advance from the Division III sectional tournament at the Auglaize Golf Thursday. Team wise, Kalida and Ottoville are catching fire as they shot their best rounds of the season to finish one-two in the sectional. Tinora was the third team to advance from the sectional. Fitch, along with the Wildcats and Big Green, advance to the Division III district tournament in Bowling Green next Thursday at the Stone Ridge Golf Course. The district tournament starts at 8:30 a.m. Fitch was a physical player for the Jefferson football on the gridiron and had some of that same mentality when he moved to the golf course. But having played a full season of varsity golf, Fitch’s game has improved to the point where he shot an 83 Thursday to not only lead the Wildcat squad but sneak in as the third individual not on a qualifying team.

Lady ‘Dawg defense holds off Titans
By DAVE BONINSEGNA DHI Correspondent news@delphosherald.com GLANDORF — The Elida Lady Bulldogs soccer team was coming off an offensive explosion in a 8-1 win over Kenton. On Thursday night at Titan Field against Western Buckeye League foe Ottawa-Gladorf, the Lady Bulldogs let the defense do the work as they blanked the Titans 1-0. Lindsey Hall got the lone goal for the Bulldogs, while keeper Caitlyn Shroyer had a stellar performace in the net with seven saves in the first half and 10 in the second 40 minutes. “This is the best performace that we have seen by her (Shroyer); that was a big confidence-booster for her and a breakout game. If we can get more like that, it really puts us at the top; that is all that we can ask for,” Elida coach Brady Overholt stated. The Titans had the first attempt of the match but Abby Waddle was able to deflect the ball away and send it back towards the Elida offensive end of the pitch. Not long after, Hall knocked the ball past O-G netminder Megan Hoehn off of a corner

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Information Submitted Panthers outlast Jeffcats in NWC volleyball PAULDING — Jefferson traveled to Paulding Thursday night and fell in a Northwest Conference marathon 25-19, 23-25, 25-23, 20-25, 15-11. The Wildcats’ record is now 5-11 and 0-5 in NWC. Wildcat senior Kamie Pulford led serving in going 21-of23 with five aces. Senior Katie Goergens had 14 kills and classmate Rileigh Stockwell had 12 killss. Senior Gabrielle Pimpas had six digs and junior Brooke Culp dished 30 assists. “We played well tonight. Our consistency has improved but we are struggling to finish close sets,” Jefferson coach Joy DeVelvis noted. “I’m happy to see that our girls didn’t fold after losing a close set and continued to fight and play hard. Brooke really worked hard and made a lot of great plays for us; she racked up 30 assists and she had nine saves! Her aggressiveness is a great asset to our team. She consistently sets the ball well, giving Rileigh and Katie the opportunity to gain so many kills.” See ROUND UP, page 7

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kick with 31:13 showing on the scoreboard. “We got that one early and we were banged up tonight but after we got to 20 minutes, we just packed the box on defense. She (Hall) has scored eight or nine off the corners this year; she just got to the back side and put it in,” Overholt noted. The rest of the match can be summed up in two words: Caitlyn Shroyer. The senior made stop after stop and with the aid of defenders Waddle and Erika Stoodt, the Bulldogs were able to twart off the Titans attack. Elida dodged a bullet early in the second half when the hosts got a penalty kick off of a handling call inside the box. However, the Michelle Maag kick went high, keeping the score at 1-0. Midway into the second half, the home team had three consecutive corner kicks but were unable to capitalize. Shroyer gathered in five more saves, including a sliding one with 15:25 to go as the O-G offense continued to pound away with no results. The victory sends the Bulldogs to 8-4-1 on the season, while Ottawa-Glandorf drops its second in a row and falls 7-3-3. Elida hosts Fort Jennings for a noon-time start Saturday.

Minster ekes past LCC to grab sectional title
By JIM METCALFE Sports Editor jmetcalfe@delphosherald.com LIMA — Minster edged Lima Central Catholic 316-317 on a warm Thursday morning/afternoon to claim a Division III Sectional boys golf crown at Hawthorne Hills Country Club. Arlington was third at 323, followed by Parkway (340), New Bremen (342), Lincolnview (347), Fort Recovery (352), Marion Local and St. Henry (359), Spencerville (362), Lima Temple Christian (381), Waynesfield-Goshen (420), Perry (422) and New Knoxville (426). The Lancers were led by Logan C. Miller’s 81, followed by Joshah Rager (85), Derek Youtsey (87) and Justis Dowdy (94). “We started off playing well but then we struggled the rest of the day. We seemed a little tired as well and that hurt us,” Dowdy reflected. “Our short game let us down today: whether it was putts that lipped out, chip shots that were too short, missing very makeable putts from short distances or whatever, we didn’t do it well today. I also agree with every other coach that the greens were much different today than they were when we practiced Monday; they were slower earlier, like at our home course, Hickory Sticks.” Dowdy was still pleased with his team’s progress over the past year. “Last year at sectionals, I felt we’d be a better team this year than last year and we

Though Lima Central Catholic is no longer a member of the Northwest Conference, tonight’s showdown at Stadium Park with NWC front-runner Jefferson is still a big game for both clubs. The Wildcats (4-0, 3-0 NWC) are ranked second in Division VI, Region 20, while the Thunderbirds (3-1) are standing tied for 12th in that same region. In Anna, St. John’s is looking to turn things around against the Rockets in Midwest Athletic Conference action after a 1-3 start (0-2 MAC), while the Rockets enter at 2-2 overall. LCC AT JEFFERSON The Wildcats have answered some of the questions that head coach Bub Lindeman and his staff had at the start of 2013, especially up front on both sides of the pigskin. “Those were the two biggest areas of concern we had coming in: we only had one guy back on each line. Everyone knows the game is still won or lost up there,” Lindeman said. “That is still a work in progress but we have come a long way; we don’t have all the answers but we have a lot more than when we started. They have opened a lot of holes for Zavier (Buzard) in the running game and given Austin (Jettinghoff) good protection. We hang our hat on defense and the play of our front line has enabled us to continue to do that. “The biggest surprise of this year, though, has been the kids. They have bought into what we’re trying to do lock, stock and barrel. Our motto this season is ‘All In’ and they have done that. They have worked hard since the end of last season, during the winter, spring and summer, up til now. We have great leadership from our seniors in doing so.” They will need more of that tonight as the speedy Thunderbirds come calling. “Everyone knows what the hallmark of LCC is: great athleticism.

They can put more great athletes out there than most NWC teams can,” Lindeman added. “What we have to do is first, keep their skill athletes in front of us on offense. They will get some big plays but if we limit them by playing smart, sound, fundamental defense and keep it close to the end, we’ve done our jobs. They want to get off to a quick start and strike quickly, so weathering the early surge will be crucial for us. These games have become physical matchups but we have to try and not allow them to get going, so being physical will be even more important tonight.” ST. JOHN’S AT ANNA For Blue Jay coach Todd Schulte, there isn’t one thing you can really point to as the culprit in the team’s slow start. “If we knew what it was completely, we’d have fixed it by now. It isn’t for lack of effort,” he explained. “These kids do some good things and work really hard in practice but when we get into games, something doesn’t click. Whether it’s a lack of execution somewhere on offense or lining up wrong on defense, it’s something. We have not made things easier for ourselves this year with those kinds of mistakes. It’s more mental mistakes than physical. “Early on, it could be blamed on the overall starting varsity inexperience we had but it seems to keep happening.” That is why Schulte figures a quick start will be beneficial for his Blue Jays tonight at Anna. “We need something good to happen for us right away and get off quickly. That would definitely put us in a better frame of mind,” he added. “Where we were inexperienced at the start of the year, Anna had a lot of veterans back. They feature a solid tailback in Williamson — he leads the league in rushing. He isn’t the fastest guy we’ve seen but he runs hard and people bounce off of him - he has great balance. They also have a returning senior quarterback that gives them an important threat in the passing game to complement their preferred running attack.” Both games kick off at 7:30 p.m.

Spencerville senior James Schaad tees off on No. 18 Thursday afternoon during Division III boys sectional golf action at Hawthorne Hills Country Club. (Delphos Herald/Jim Metcalfe) improved a lot,” Dowdy added. “The kids worked hard and got a lot better. We only lose one senior from today’s golfers — Logan — and I expect a lot more improvement for next

year. These kids worked yard to get better and I see the same this time around.” The Bearcats were led by Mitchell Youngpeter’s 84, Chance Campbell’s 85, James Schaad’s 90, Parker Campbell’s 103 and the 109 of Brian Wood. “We played about average today. I would gave liked if we had played better but it seemed that everybody struggled overall; the team scores were down,” Spencerville head man Mike Harmon noted. “We’ll probably miss second a couple of guys but a couple of shots. I think the pressure alone elevates the scores. Then you throw in the fact that the greens were faster today than we usually see at Hawthorne; the kids struggled to adjust to their speed.” Harmon realized that this was another stepping-stone for his overall young and inexperienced crew. “Two of our five guys here, today was their first time here; one of my freshman was shaking after his first tee shot. It’s the first time they teed off with 40 people watching, which adds to the nerves,” Harmon added. “We lost a lot of talented players from last year’s team. This year, James is our only senior. “What I saw positive today was the kids finally seemed to grasp how a positive attitude can make a huge difference. Our attitude today was as good as I’ve seen all year. They didn’t let a bad hole ruin the rest of the day. That was one of the lessons I was trying to get through to them all year.”


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(Continued from page 6) Leading Paulding Players: Jaycie Varner – 13 kills; Brooke Combs – 3 kills; Stephanie Baldwin – 12 kills; Morgan Riley – 2 aces; Kaley Varner – 13 assists; Faith Vogel – 12 kills; Sierra McCullough – 3 kills, 3 aces. Jefferson travels to Bath on Monday. Paulding won the junior varsity match 25-16, 25-20. ——Vikings broom Lady Green OTTOVILLE — Powerhouse Leipsic handed host Ottoville a 25-19, 27-25, 25-15 Putnam County League volleyball loss Thursday. Leading the hosts was Annie Lindeman (12/13 serving, 3 aces; 20 digs; 13/17 hitting, 7 kills) and Lexie Thorbahn (23/24 setting, 9 assists). Leipsic also won the junior varsity match 25-23, 25-23. Ottoville visits St. John’s 10 a.m. Saturday. ——— Lady Knights overpower Bearcats SPENCERVILLE — The Crestview Knights defeated the Spencerville Bearcats 25-18, 25-18, 25-11 in Northwest Conference volleyball action Thursday at home. The Bearcats were led by Schylar Miller with 20 assists and Katie Merriman with 10 kills. Crestview hosts its own invitational starting at 9 a.m. Saturday, while Spencerville hosts Lima Temple Christian 6 p.m. Monday night. ——Defiance grabs WT girls invite PAYNE — Defiance’s girls golfers bested Celina 177-190 to grab the 7-team Wayne Trace Invitational held Thursday at Pleasant Valley Golf Course in Payne. Team Scores – Defiance 177, Celina 190, Wapakoneta 194, Paulding 204, Lincolnview 205, Antwerp 227, Parkway 235 Tournament Medalist – Mansa Benninger (Defiance) with a 40 Runner-Up – Jerika Bland (Paulding) with a 42 Third Place – Annabelle Weisgerber with a 43 ——— Lady Tribe bests Elida SHAWNEE TOWNSHIP — Shawnee’s volleyballers bested visiting Elida 18-25, 25-18, 25-23, 25-16 in Western Buckeye League action Thursday at Lappin Gymnasium. Elida stat leaders: Kills - Torie McAdams - 13 Assists - Katie Hawk - 19 Digs - Erika Kiel - 24 Aces - Ally Bader/Torie McAdams - 3 Blocks - Summer Grogg - 2 Elida falls to 6-9 (1-4 WBL). The Shawnee junior varsity won two sets to one but the Eldia freshmen won by the same score. Elida is in the Van Wert Invitational starting at 9 a.m. Saturday. ——LadyCats down Blue Streaks in girls soccer tussle ARCHBOLD — Kalida’s girls soccer crew went on the road Thursday night to Archbold and came back home with a 2-0 triumph. Goals scored for Kalida came from

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Lindsey Erhart and Alexa Ellerbrock. Assist for Kalida were from Makenna Richey and Brittany Kahle. Kalida (9-0-1) and the Lady Blue Streaks (8-3-0) each had seven shots ongoal. Each goalkeeper: Kalida’s Sarah Verhoff and Archbold’s Madison Kohler; had four saves. Kalida visits Bluffton at 1 p.m. Saturday. —— Grove volleyballers sweep Mustangs HARROD — Columbus Grove paid a visit to The Corral of Allen East High School Thursday night for Northwest Conference volleyball and bumped off the Lady Mustangs 25-13, 25-16, 27-25. Pacing the Lady Bulldogs (12-2, 5-0 NWC) were Julia Wynn (18 kills), Sammi Stechschulte (9 kills), Rachel Schumacher (21 assists), Briana Glass (14 assists; 9/9 serving) and Sydney McCluer (6 digs). Grove won the junior varsity match 25-16, 25-20. They visit Continental for a 10 a.m. Saturday matchup. ——Lady Cougs bump off Defiance VAN WERT — The Van Wert girls soccer team won a hard-fought 5-2 victory over visiting Defiance in Western Buckeye League action Thursday at home. Hannah Hulbert started the scoring off and then added another before the half. Lauren Mathew scored three in the second half with assist from Hannah Hulbert and another assist from Emily Bair. The Lady Cougars play in their Kick for the Cure game against Crestview on Saturday at home at 11. ——Wildcat junior high gridders 3-2 The Jefferson Junior High football team upped its record to 3-2 Thursday evening with a 36-0 smashing of the Crestview Knights. The Jeffcats jumped out to an early 8-0 lead on the first series of the game, with a 6-yard run by Cole McKee and Brenen Auer running in the 2-point conversion, and never looked back. The ’Cats forced a Crestview punt on their first possession after an unsuccessful first drive, giving the ’Cats possession at their own 45. The Jeffcats scored again quickly with a big run by Auer off the right side; the 2-point conversion pass failed, giving them a 14-0 lead. Crestview’s next possession ended on a interception and return by Auer, setting the Wildcats up inside the Crestview 30 and ending the first quarter. Delphos continued to push the Knights around in the second Quarter, scoring on a pass from quarterback Tyler Bratton to Auer. Bratton ran in the conversion for a 22-0 lead early in the quarter. The next Crestview drive stalled and the ensuing punt was blocked by Jordan Bonifas, giving the Jeffcats good field position inside the Crestview 45. The Jeffcats again scored quickly on yet another touchdown pass from Bratton to Auer; the conversion pass failed, making the score 28-0. Bonifas blocked another punt on the next Crestview possession but the ’Cats’ drive ended on an interception, ending the first half.

Panthers ‘net’ sweep of Lady Jays
By JIM METCALFE Staff Writer jmetcalfe@delphosherald.com DELPHOS — The Midwest Athletic Conference is a powerful volleyball conference, with numerous state champions through the years. St. John’s saw that once again up close and personal Thursday night at Robert A. Arnzen Gymnasium, with Parkway being the rude guests in a 25-13, 25-16, 25-11 sweep. “Every matcjw e play, I see such improvement out of the girls. They are such a great group; they work hard, they maintain a great attitude and they get along so well,” Lady Blue Jay coach Carolyn Dammeyer said. “I play all 15 girls: two freshmen, five sophomores, five juniors and three seniors; and we are getting valuable experience at the varsity level. That is what we lacked at the beginning of the year.” The Lady Panthers (12-7, 2-4 MAC), who, according to head coach Jeff Marbaugh, have struggled with consistency, particularly in the mental approach. They found that this night, maintaining that focus through all three sets. They made it difficult for the rebuilding Lady Blue Jays (3-13, 0-6 MAC) to get on any run all night, with the best the Blue and Gold could do was a couple of points here and there. “We found what we’ve been searching for all season tonight; we haven’t always been able to do that this year. I was pleased that this was the most consistent we’ve been all season,” Marbaugh added. “We kept attacking, digging, getting touches on their attacks, serving well, everything. We showed what we’re capable of doing when we stay focused on our game plan and what we’re trying to get done.” Leading the way for the home team were the likes of junior Bekah Fischer (4 kills, 2 blocks), freshman Jessica Geise (4 kills, 2 blocks), senior Brittney Claypool (7 kills), senior Alicia Buettner

St. John’s freshman Jessica Geise goes high for an attack versus Parkway Thursday night at Arnzen Gymnasium. (Delphos Herald/Randy Shellenbarger)

(4 kills), sophomore Madelyn Buettner (4 kills), junior Haleigh DeWyer (11 digs), junior Colleen Schulte (10 assists) and freshman Maya Gerker (8 assists). “We play such a tough schedule, especially the MAC,” Dammeyer added. “They don’t cut you any breaks when you’re trying to get through growing pains. I am a firm believer that tough competition only makes you better. My hope is that by the time tournament time rolls around, we shall see the results of all our hard work.” On behalf of the Panthers, Sarah Gehron contributed 14 digs, eight assists and two aces. She got plenty of help from Raegen Bransteter (12 kills, four blocks), Clista Hellwarth (5 kills, 3 blocks), Whitney Rollins (11 assists), Madison Roehm (15 digs) and Paige Hamrick (13 digs). In junior varsity action, the visitors grabbed a 25-17, 25-23 triumph. St. John’s hosts Ottoville for a 10 a.m. JV start Saturday, while Parkway plays Marion Local Thursday.

“He has gradually gotten better,” Jefferson coach Chad Brinkman said. “He shot 39 Wednesday in a practice round and he went out today and he did it. He is very happy, very pleased. He came in as a rough diamond. He was a physical player on the football field and he is a very physical golfer. He had to learn to kind of find some technique. He is starting to find those subtle things that help you from one sport to another.” Jefferson was one of the first teams to finish and Fitch had to wait through some anxious moments as other scores were being posted to see if his round would hold up. “You could see the nerves,” Brinkman said. “Being his first year may have helped him, not knowing what to expect. He just went out and played and it showed in his score.” As a team, Jefferson finished with a 356 team score for sixth place. Carter Mox finished with an 88, Zack Wannemacher had a 91 and Ryan Bullinger had a 94. Tyler Rice finished with a 107. While Fitch will be new the district tournament, Kalida and Ottoville are old hats to the district scene as they played in the districts last year. www.edwardjones.com And the two teams appear to be playing their best St. John’s senior T.J. Hoersten follows www.edwardjones.com golf as they advance in the tournament, having the flight of his shot Thursday at Auglaize. shot their best rounds of the year Thursday. Kalida won the sectional with a 318, while Schnipke said. “We threw out an 87. We had three Ottoville rebounded from a poor showing in the scores in the 70’s, that’s unreal. For us this year with Putnam County League tournament to shoot a no seniors, it’s unreal to shoot a 318. In my wildest 328. Tinora finished third with a 343. dreams I was hoping we’d come in below 330. The Wildcats played well in their practice round They just hung Sunday at Auglaize and followed that up with a in there and did ­ STOCKS solid showing in the sectional. what they had to Quotes of local interest supplied by “I don’t know what toan say,Edward they played some Roth do. They didn’t With Jones IRA, any earnings are EDWARD JONES INVESTMENTS unreal golf, one through five,” Kalida Jones coach Ken letIRA, anything With an Edward Roth any earnings are Close of business September 26, 2013

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bother them.. They stayed focused and came out 86 and sophomore Brendan Schnipke with an 88. here and played golf.” Senior Ryan Kemper had a 110 for the Big Green. The Wildcats were led by freshman Jeff “It’s all confidence,” Brown said. “When things Knueve with a 77, while juniors Zach Erhart went bad Monday, the wheels just seemed to and Brady Mathew both had a 78. Freshman fall off and I talked to them about it Tuesday and Trent Siebeneck shot an 85 and sophomore Evan Wednesday, about being confident. They are good Recker had an 87. Siebeneck was new to the enough to play here and we are a good enough lineup Thursday but the move paid off for the team to play well. It was just all about confidence. veteran Kalida coach. Just hitting shots you want to hit and putts you want “I was hoping no one would see that,” to hit.” Schnipke said of the lineup change. “We played Connor Lautzenheiser had an 85 to lead the Paulding Invitational here and the practice Crestview, while Jake Mengerink had a 91, Ronnie round and he (Trent) shot better than the kid that Schumm a 103 and Jon Germann a 97. Cain was second team PCL Monday. I just went with Lautzenheiser finished with a 105. him. Their scores are so close, I felt I’d give each Ryan Rau led Fort Jennings with an 88, while one of them a chance and see what they did. I got Luke Luebrecht had a 90, Sam Vetter a 92 and Nate lucky, it paid off.” German a 98. Alex Sealts had a 104. At the PCL tournament Monday, the Ottoville TJ Hoersten led St. John’s with an 86 and Austin golf team finished sixth in playing one of their Lucas had a 91. JR Keirns and Brandon Slate had worst rounds of the season. But with the season 102s and Nate Leathers a 121. The Blue Jays finon the line, the Big Green turned the tables, ished 11th in the 13 team field. shooting their best 18-hole score of the season. Ayersville’s Matt Engel advanced as an indi“It absolutely was a great day,” Ottoville vidual with a 73. Leipsic had two players advance coach Jim Brown said. “Those kids showed a in Emilleo Guerra with an 80 and Neil Haselman lot of resiliency to bounce back. To say we per- with an 84. formed poorly Monday is an understatement and *** for them to stick it out, come in here, bear down Team Scores: and play some good golf is great. It was the best 1. Kalida 318; 2. Ottoville 328; 3. Tinora 347; we have played all year. It shows a lot of class 4. Ayersville 347; 5. Leipsic 347; 6. Jefferson 356; from those kids.” 7. Wayne Trace 359; 8. Crestview 365; 9. Fort The Big Green were led by junior Wesley Jennings 368; 10. Fairview 380; 11. St. John’s Plbg12. & Htg;A00238;3x6 (b1) Markward with an even par round of Columbus;Reliable 72, which 383; Antwerp 407; 13. Pettisville 435. was the low score of the day by a stroke. Senior Luke Schimmoeller had an 82, while senior Matt Turnwald had an
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possibly other) cancer recurrence. Losing weight and keeping it off can help improve survival. When some of my patients hear advice like the ACS has given, they are skeptical. To them, cancer is a powerful force, and it seems unlikely that a healthy lifestyle could do much to tame it. I tell them that the advice is supported by large and welldone scientific studies. There is little doubt from those studies, for example, that survivors of breast cancer who are overweight have a worse prognosis than those of normal weight. Or that those who exercise regularly have a better prognosis than those who don’t. We even are beginning to understand why. A research study was published recently which showed regular exercise leads to hormonal changes that discourage the growth of breast cancer cells. It’s not anecdotal: It’s science. (Dr. Komaroff is a physician and professor at Harvard Medical School. To send questions, go to AskDoctorK.com, or write: Ask Doctor K, 10 Shattuck St., Second Floor, Boston, MA 02115.)

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Dear Annie: My wife of greetings came that way, 25 years feels that emailing either. I don’t know what to and texting male friends is do. Do I mention that nothing nothing to be concerned about. ever came in the mail, or By accident, I discovered she should I let it go? She’s always good about had visited one of these men when she was supposed to sending Christmas presents, be at her girlfriend’s for the and I send her things in the weekend. She swears nothing mail, as well, but this has me happened. But I checked her perplexed. — Mailbox Mary Dear Mary: Since this laptop and found photographs friend specifically told you of the two of them. When I asked about to watch the mailbox, it means something the pictures, she was either lost in claimed she was the mail or she planning to send forgot to send them to me but it. If the former, never got around she probably is to it. We went wondering why for counseling you haven’t said after the weekend anything. If the trip, and things latter, she is likely calmed down for a embarrassed. How while. She ceased good a friend? If communication you can casually with that guy, as far as I can tell. Annie’s Mailbox say that whatever she meant to But I recently found email evidence that send never arrived, do so. she is still communicating Otherwise, say nothing. If with the other guy she knew she wonders why you haven’t from high school. They close acknowledged a card or gift, their emails with “love you she will ask. Dear Annie: This is for bunches” or “xxxoooxxx,” and I found one that said, “R,” whose mother is type AB and whose grandmother “Good night, Sexy.” My wife has no idea how is type O. A person with much this drives me crazy. Group O blood does not carry She sees nothing wrong with either the A gene or the B this communication. Could gene. Therefore, none of that you expound on this type of person’s biological children affair and the potential harm can be AB. However, your advice it can cause? What should we about everyone involved do? — Emotionally Drained Dear Drained: An getting tested was right on. As emotional affair is one a person who performs blood of emotion, rather than typing, I can attest to the fact physical, intimacy. There is that I have surprised a few no sex. However, there is people who thought they were deception, betrayal, intimate one type when in fact they communication (texts, emails, were another. — Jacksonville, phone calls) and an emotional Fla. Dear Fla.: Thanks for connection to the other person at the expense of the correcting us. You are right marriage. Often, the person that a Type O cannot produce involved denies that it is any a Type AB. But in exceedingly circumstances, an kind of affair, claiming it’s rare “only friendship.” But healthy individual’s blood type can friendships do not involve change. (This most commonly secrecy and lies and do not occurs after a bone marrow threaten the marriage. Please transplant). Mom could have go back to counseling. Your been adopted, or more likely, wife needs to understand how either Mom or Grandma is her actions undermine your mistaken about their blood trust, and you both must work type. Our main concern is the on ways to put your marriage granddaughter’s desire that Grandma be unrelated. But back together. Dear Annie: My friend even if Mom were adopted, and I enjoy writing letters and Grandma still raised her. As receiving things via regular far as we’re concerned, that mail. For my birthday, she makes her the mother. told me to watch the mailbox because she was sending me something. Well, long story short, nothing arrived. I did get cards from other people in the mail. She also has my email address, but no birthday On September 8, 1565, the first permanent white settlement was founded in St. Augustine, Florida.

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No compromise: Government on brink of a shutdown?
DONNA CASSATA Associated Press WASHINGTON — Moving closer to the brink of a government shutdown, House Republicans vowed Thursday they won’t simply accept the stopgap legislation that is likely to remain after Senate Democrats strip away a plan to dismantle President Barack Obama’s health care law. A sense of confusion settled over the House, both over how to avoid a shutdown and how to handle even more important legislation to increase the government’s borrowing ability to avert a default on U.S. obligations. Short of votes, House leaders shelved a vote that had been expected this weekend on the debt limit measure and gave frustrated GOP lawmakers few clues about what they plan to do to avoid a shutdown. The chaos sets the stage for weekend drama on Capitol Hill, with the Senate planning to send the fractious House a straightforward bill today to keep the government operating through Nov. 15 rather than partly closing down at midnight Monday. Speaker John Boehner of Ohio and several rank-and-file Republicans said the House simply won’t accept a “clean” spending measure, even though that’s been the norm in Congress on dozens of occasions since the 1995-96 government closures that bruised Republicans and strengthened the hand of Democratic President Bill Clinton. “I don’t see that happening,” Boehner said. Still, he declared that “I have no interest in a government shutdown” and he doesn’t expect one to occur on Tuesday. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada said the Democratic-led chamber will not relent. “The Senate will never pass a bill that guts the Affordable Care Act,” Reid declared. A partial government shutdown would keep hundreds of thousands of federal workers off the job, close national parks and generate damaging headlines for whichever side the public held responsible. Washington faces two deadlines: The Oct. 1 start of the new budget year and a midOctober date — now estimated for the 17th — when the government can no longer borrow money to pay its bills on time and in full. The first deadline requires Congress to pass a spending bill to allow agencies to stay open. The mid-month deadline requires Congress to increase the government’s $16.7 trillion borrowing cap to avoid a first-ever default on its payments, which include interest obligations, Social Security benefits, payments to thousands of contractors large and small, and salaries for the military. The standoff just four days before the end of the fiscal year increased the possibility of a shutdown, with no signs of compromise.

The No. 2 Democrat in the Senate, Dick Durbin of Illinois, said that because of the time it takes the Senate to approve even non-controversial bills, if the House amends a Senate-passed spending bill and returns it to the Senate over the weekend, “That is a concession on their part that we’re going to shut down the government.” Not far from the Capitol, at a community college in Largo, Md., Obama insisted he would not negotiate over his signature domestic achievement, either on a bill to keep the government operating or legislation to raise the nation’s borrowing authority. “The entire world looks to us to make sure that the world economy is stable. You don’t mess with that,” Obama said of the debt ceiling/default measure. “And that’s why I will not negotiate on anything when it comes to the full faith and credit of the United States of America.” Responding to Obama’s non-negotiable stand, Boehner said, “Well, I’m sorry but it just doesn’t work that way.” Meeting behind closed doors, House Republican leaders encountered resistance from their rank and file over the debt limit measure even though they were attaching a list of other Republican favorites such as green-lighting the Keystone XL oil pipeline, blocking federal regulation of greenhouse gases and boosting offshore oil exploration. Republicans who lost the presidential election and a shot at Senate control last year are trying to use must-pass measures to advance agenda items that the Democraticled Senate and Obama have soundly rejected. The last-ditch effort on “Obamacare” comes just days before coast-to-coast enrollment in the plan’s health care exchanges begins Oct. 1. Despite the popular items, the leadership was struggling to win over its recalcitrant GOP members, especially tea party-backed lawmakers pressing for deeper, deficit-cutting spending measures. The spending cuts the Republicans would attach to the debtlimit legislation would be likely to represent a small fraction of the almost $1 trillion in new borrowing authority the bill would permit. “Among conservatives, there’s a lot of angst about that,” said Rep. John Fleming, R-La. Proposed changes include requiring federal workers to contribute more to their pensions, along with other items from a failed 2011 deficit-cutting effort. Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., the chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, insisted that the House accept the Senate bill. “Republicans have got to put an end to the tea party temper tantrums and pass our bill without any gimmicks and without any games,” she said.

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St. John’s Athletic Boosters held their annual take-out Barbecue Chicken Dinner fundraiser Thursday evening at the Knights of Columbus Hall on Elida Road. The dinners were sold with pre-sale tickets and the club handed out 797 of the tasty meals. Pictured is Larry Heiing picking up two dinners from Booster Julie Rode through the drive-through.

Deal reached on Obama mocks GOP for ‘crazy’ UN resolution on Obamacare predictions Syria weapons LARGO, Maryland (AP) — mentation. “The closer we get,
MATTHEW LEE Associated Press UNITED NATIONS — The five permanent members of the deeply divided U.N. Security Council reached agreement Thursday on a resolution to eliminate Syria’s chemical weapons, a major step in taking the most controversial weapon off the battlefield of the world’s deadliest current conflict. Senior U.S., Russian, British and French diplomats confirmed the agreement, which also includes China. The full 15-member Security Council met behind closed doors Thursday night, and Britain’s U.N. Ambassador Mark Lyall Grant said he would introduce the text there. A vote on the resolution still depends on how the full council responds to the draft, and on how soon an international group that oversees the global treaty on chemical weapons can adopt a plan for securing and destroying Syria’s stockpile. Diplomats said the earliest the Security Council could vote would be late today. Both Lyall Grant and a senior U.S. State Department official described the draft resolution as “binding and enforceable.” But the draft resolution, seen by The Associated Press, makes clear that there is no trigger for enforcement measures if Syria fails to comply. Instead, it states that the Security Council will “impose measures under Chapter 7 of the United Nations Charter,” which will require a second resolution. Chapter 7 allows for military and nonmilitary actions to promote peace and security. Russia, Syria’s most powerful ally, had opposed any reference to it. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov held hastily scheduled talks Thursday afternoon to resolve several last-minute disputes on the text. With just five days to go before Americans can begin signing up for health care under his signature law, President Barack Obama on Thursday ridiculed Republican opponents for “crazy” doomsday predictions of the impact and forecast that even those who didn’t vote for him are going to enroll. With polls showing many Americans still skeptical of the law known as “Obamacare,” the president went back to the basics of explaining how nearly 50 million uninsured Americans will be able to buy coverage in new government-run exchanges while mocking Republicans for trying to block its imple-


the more desperate they get,” Obama argued. “The Republican party has just spun itself up around this issue,” Obama said. “And the fact is the Republicans’ biggest fear at this point is not that Affordable Care Act will fail. What they’re worried about is it’s going to succeed.” House Republicans are inserting provisions that undermine the health care law into a short-term spending measure needed to avoid a government shutdown on Oct. 1 and into legislation that would increase the government’s borrowing ability, which the Treasury says will hit its limit in mid-October.

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Current member of the local club and an Ohio Optimist Lt. Governor, Michael Friedrich feels the club is the strongest it’s ever been. “We have a good core group and younger members coming in,” Friedrich said. “I started in 1990 at age 10 helping my grandma, Doris Dickman, and fell in love with ‘Optimism’.” Friedrich was the secondyoungest to join the local club as an adult and hopes he inspires others. “I do what I do for the kids,” he said. “I’m in a profession I could die young. I’m a firefighter and an advanced EMT. I want to help the kids we have now and hopefully, someone will be there for the next generation or even my kids.” The club will celebrate its anniversary with a dinner including special guests on Sunday at the Delphos Museum of Postal History. The Optimists meet at 7:30 a.m. on Fridays at Mary’s A&W Restaurant.

“We may have a better shot at it than we thought,” Miller said. Also attending the meeting was Jon Fortman of Fortman Insurance in Ottawa who discussed employee benefits, renewal options and the effect of the Affordable Care Act on the insured in the near future. Council explored varying healthcare providers including Medical Mutual — the provider the village has now — United Healthcare and IHC Health Solutions. The village has until Nov. 1 to explore their options and make a choice. “Whatever you [council] decide to do, you are locked in for one year,” Fortman detailed. Fortman also gave members of council information on how the Affordable Care Act will affect insurance policy rates. “Rates will be based on a community rating and will affect preferred groups,” he explained. Board of Public Affairs officer Phil Hilvers reported the village’s water towers were recently inspected. The 1,000-gallon tower was found to be in good shape and the 2,000-gallon tower is in need of interior and exterior painting. “The paint is flaking off and needs attention,” Hilvers said. “We are getting a price on the painting so we have a plan.” Hilvers also discussed Chad Knippen’s schooling. In June, council recommended a September meeting with BPA, the Utility Committee — comprised of council members Jerry Markward, Karen Hoersten and Tony Langhals — Knippen and Water Treatment Plant Supervisor Steve Wittler to discuss Knippen’s interest in acquiring a Wastewater degree and license by taking classes geared toward working at the plant. Hilvers asked council if an agreement needs to be drawn up. “Everything needs to be in writing,” Miller said. “Maybe a pay raise when he does work down there,” Hilvers said. “Give him some incentive and make it beneficial for him to take the classes.” Langhals said that everybody needs to know what all the expectations are. Markward said the committee needs to get together on the paperwork. “When and if he does sign up [for the classes],” Markward detailed. “It’s $650 for three-hour classes once a week for 16 weeks.” “We can draw it up and everybody signs it. Get it notarized,” Miller said. “He [Knippen] also agreed to stay a certain amount of time,” Hilvers said. Council agreed that by the next village meeting on Oct. 28, there would be a rough draft of the agreement between the village and Knippen, which can be read by and tweaked by council members in November and then finalized in December.

Answers to Thursday’s questions: John Bardeen won two Nobel Prizes in physics. In 1956, he and W.B.S. Shockley and W.H. Brattain were awarded the prize for the invention of the transistor. In 1972, he and L.N. Cooper and J.R. Schrieffer were awarded the prize for developing the BCS theory, which uses physics to explain superconductivity. Bananas first grew in tropical Asia and were eaten by the ancient Greeks and Romans. Banana plants were transported from the Canary Islands off northwest Africa to the Americas soon after the New World was discovered. Today’s questions: What is the most widely-cultivated plant? What country has the highest number of physicians? Answers in Saturday’s Herald.



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