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50¢ daily www.delphosherald.com The Welsh Society of Northwest Ohio/Gomer will hold its annual Welsh Breakfast, Bake Sale and Flu Shots on Oct. 19. Breakfast will be served from 8:30 -10:30 a.m. in the Gomer Congregational Church Fellowship Hall. Tickets are $7 per person and can be purchased at the door. The traditional Welsh menu includes scrambled eggs and mushrooms, bacon and sausage, hash brown potatoes, hot biscuits with homemade jelly, beans, fruit with authentic Welsh cream, coffee, tea and orange juice. There will also be a bake sale during the breakfast with many baked goods. All profits go towards the two $500 Welsh scholarships given to students with a Welsh descent. Flu shots will be available from 8-10 a.m. at the church. There is no cost to Medicare Part B recipients. Insurance cards need to be presented.

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Council OKs reduction of salary pay
BY NANCY SPENCER Herald Editor nspencer@delphosherald.com DELPHOS — A special council session yielded an ordinance to reduce the salaries of the Delphos safety service director and department supervisors by 7.5 percent Thursday evening. Council approved the ordinance the reduced the following per bi-weekly pay period: safety service director $2,506, payable one-third from the General Fund, onethird from the Sewer Fund and one-third from the Water Fund; the chief of police $1,679.46-$2,098.40; the fire chief $1,679.46-$2,098.40; the superintendent of water $1,867.40-$2,078.46; the superintendent of wastewater $1,867.40-$2,078.56; the maintenance foreman $1,557.74$1,911.99; superintendent of park maintenance $1,557.74$1,911.99; full-time administrative sergeant of the police department $1,707.02 (for first shift), $1,741.48 (for second shift) and $1,750.10 (third shift); full-time assistant superintendent of wastewater, $1,634.11-$1,711.75; and full-time assistant supervisor of water $1,634.11$1,711.75. The ordinance takes effect with the next pay period. Council’s next regular meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Oct. 21.

Area farm ground brings in possible record price
BY ED GEBERT Times Bulletin Editor news@delphosherald.com VAN WERT — If anyone was worried that the value of farm ground in Van Wert County was going to fall after two wind farms were constructed in the area, it appears they needn’t have worried. Three tracts of farm ground near the intersection of Richey Road and Elm Sugar Grove Church Road in northern Van Wert County were sold at auction Monday at what many believe is

A tractor is seen pulling a disk across farm ground that was just sold at auction on Monday. The price per acre was an unofficial all-time high in Van Wert County. (Times Bulletin/Ed Gebert)

a record price — $14,055 per acre. “We believe this may be a new record for the county and it certainly shows that Midwestern farmland values continue to be strong,” stated Jerry Ehle, sale manager for Schrader Real Estate and Auction Company in a press release. “We had healthy participation by both farmers and investors and once bidding opened, it moved quickly past $3 million (total for all three tracts). Our high bidder was an investor from the Netherlands.” See RECORD, page 10

Flu shots are available from the Delphos Community Health Professionals from 12:302:30 p.m. on October at the Delphos Senior Citizens, 301 E. Suthoff St. There is no cost for those with Medicare but they must bring their card. The cost is $30 for all others.

Senior center hosts Activate Allen County flu shot clinic

City learns about transportation plan
BY NANCY SPENCER Herald Editor nspencer@delphosherald.com DELPHOS — City administration, the Delphos Area Chamber of Commerce, CIC, Delphos Parks Department, Canal Commission and MiamiErie Canal Corridor Association all had a voice at the Allen County Active Transportation Plan Project kickoff meeting in Delphos Thursday. The plan falls under the auspices of Active Allen County, a Center for Disease Control initiative. Activate Allen County has contracted with the Greenway Collaborative and Poggemeyer Design Group to develop an Active Transportation Plan for Allen County. According to Activate Allen County plans, consultants will work to develop a plan that will assess the gaps, barriers and bottlenecks that keep people from walking or biking within a neighborhood and throughout the county over the next year. The program claims a prioritized plan will assist communities with improving quality of life through improved safety, crash reductions, enhanced health and well-being, energy savings and pollution reduction. The purpose of the plan is to reshape the transportation system to make walking and bicycling an easy and safe choice for everyday activities. Greenway Collaborative representative Norman Cox gave the presentation that introduced the program and had participants share their ideas of what their hopes and concerns are and what opportunities they see for downtown Main Street, the surrounding neighborhoods, between Delphos and Lima and between Delphos and Spencerville. According to Delphos Safety Service Director Greg Berquist, Lima, Spencerville and Delphos proposed the first project which would link the three by a hiking, biking and walking path along the canal in Delphos, south to Spencerville, along the railroad tracks from Spencerville to Lima and back to Delphos along State Route 309. Cox said the plan, if implemented, makes a community more attractive to job creators as well as providing benefits for citizens.

TODAY Football Jefferson at Columbus Grove (NWC), 7:30 p.m. Fort Recovery at St. John’s (MAC), 7:30 p.m. Spencerville at Bluffton (NWC), 7:30 p.m. Kenton at Elida (WBL), 7:30 p.m. Celina at Van Wert (WBL), 7:30 p.m. Ada at Crestview (NWC), 7:30 p.m. Boys Soccer New Knoxville at Ottoville, 6 p.m. SATURDAY Boys Soccer Ottawa-Glandorf at Kalida, 7 p.m. Volleyball Spencerville at Miller City (Varsity only), 9 a.m. Hicksville at Crestview, 10 a.m. Columbus Grove at Ottawa-Glandorf, 11 a.m. Co-ed Cross Country WBL at St. Marys, 9 a.m. NWC at Van Wert Reservoir (Crestview host), 10 a.m. Mostly sunny today and clear tonight. Highs in the mid 70s and lows around 50. See page 2.

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“Job creators are looking for vibrant downtowns, green infrastructure, recreation amenities and a creative entrepreneurial environment,” he said. “You could fashion this trail to enhance your downtown and bring more people through Delphos to see what you have to offer. You already have a great start with the Canal Commission Museum, the Museum of Postal History and several eateries.” Cox also outlined how the

The Greenway Collaborative, Inc., representative Norman Cox met with city officials and other entities Thursday afternoon at the Allen County Active Transportation Plan Project kickoff meeting in Delphos. (Delphos Herald/Nancy Spencer) program can improve quality of life. “A properly-marked trail would increase activity levels, reduce crashes and injuries, enhance health and well-being, reduce pollution and give a sense of place,” he added. The program also promotes rethinking streets, noting that more recreation time is spent on streets than in parks and streets define a community’s character. “You need to look at your

streets and try to see what others see,” Cox said. “Are they busy? Are there people moving around? Who would want to stop at a cafe, no matter how charming it looks, when the streets are deserted?” Participants led Cox on a walking tour of Delphos to assess intersections and well-traveled roads for possible paths of a trail and to explore the points of interest that would be found on the trail.

Dixon says Van Wert County budget good — for now
BY ED GEBERT Times Bulletin Editor news@delphosherald.com VAN WERT — After nine months, the Van Wert County budget looks to be in good shape, according to County Auditor Nancy Dixon. Dixon gave a report at the Thursday morning meeting of the county department heads. She did note that the $365,000 penalty given the county by the State of Ohio is having a huge effect on the budget. Those funds are included in the 2014 budget under expenses but County Commissioner Thad Lichtensteiger revealed that there is hope growing that the money will be covered by insurance. “We still have that huge $365,000 obligation hanging over our heads, and that’s a huge difference-maker for us because we got a little bit of a chirp from our risk-liability insurance carrier… that they are preparing a document for us to sign. So we’re getting the chirp that perhaps they are going to cover that,” said Lichtensteiger. “And that’s enough of a difference-maker that it moves us from $180,000 in the red to $180,000 in the black just by that one decision there.” The $365,000 penalty was the state asking for federal funds back from the completed sewer project on U.S. 127 and St. Rd. 118 south of Van Wert. The money was used correctly and the project was successfully completed but a piece of paperwork was not filed in a timely manner. Despite the state releasing the funds to the county, an auditor found that the deadline for returning a request for the funds was missed. Since this spring, the commissioners have been appealing to state and federal agencies, as well as talking to political leaders, to find some way to negate the penalty. A payment plan has been scheduled for 2014 with the majority of the balance backloaded while more efforts to negate the fine are made. If Lichtensteiger is correct that the insurer may cover the amount, the county’s financial situation will greatly improve. “We’re hopeful that in the next month we will see some positive outcome from that,” he commented. Commissioner Stan Owens added that even if the insurance claim is not paid, “We’re not just going to walk away when we feel we have a legal avenue to pursue. We’re not just going to walk away from it because we feel they definitely should pay it.” Another major financial consideration is health insurance for county employees. The commissioners have been working for months looking for a better rate. The county’s insurance has been with a five-county consortium for at least 20 years but have not found comparable coverage at a lower price. However, this year, Lichtensteiger noted a few insurance quotes that could save the county significantly. One possibility could cut the insurance funding from a projected $2.25 million for the year down to $1.5-$1.75 million. “We could save some serious money next year,” Lichtensteiger declared. “We’re doing a lot of research and a lot of due diligence before we make an ultimate decision. We’d like to save a bunch of money for the county but we’d also like to be able to save the employees some money. I think that’s our ultimate goal.” Those numbers could drop even farther with the use of private exchanges but those proposals are still under investigation. Another idea being floated to cut expenses is to offer a higher deductible but offer to pay the additional deductible our of county funds. In most cases, employees do not go over the current deductible. “We are trying to be innovative and look at all avenues and lower our costs, and the employee’s costs if possible,” Owens stated.”

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Putnam County Educational Service Center receives $25,000 in traffic safety grant
Information submitted OTTAWA — Mike Klear, project director of the Putnam County Safe Community Coalition, announced Thursday the Ohio Department of Public Safety’s (ODPS) Ohio Traffic Safety Office awarded $25,000 in federal traffic safety funding to the Putnam County Educational Service Center for federal fiscal year 2014. “Partnerships are critical to the success of any safety effort and we are committed to working with law enforcement and other safety partners to address traffic safety concerns in Putnam County,” Klear said. The Putnam County Educational Service Center (E.S.C.) has identified that education about traffic safety for the community regarding the importance of seat belt use, motorcycle safety, dangers of distracted driving and impaired driving will impact the safety and welfare of the citizens in Putnam County. The E.S.C., through the Safe Communities Coalition, will use the grant funds to deliver the many dangers of traveling our roadways and tips to being safer while traveling our roads and highways. The E.S.C. and the Safe Community Coalition are committed to the local effort of saving lives, reducing the fatalities in our community and improving the

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OBITUARIES The Delphos Herald
Nancy Spencer, editor Ray Geary, general manager Delphos Herald, Inc. Don Hemple, advertising manager Lori Goodwin Silette, circulation manager The Delphos Herald (USPS 1525 8000) is published daily except Sundays, Tuesdays and Holidays. The Delphos Herald is delivered by carrier in Delphos for $1.48 per week. Same day delivery outside of Delphos is done through the post office for Allen, Van Wert or Putnam Counties. Delivery outside of these counties is $110 per year. Entered in the post office in Delphos, Ohio 45833 as Periodicals, postage paid at Delphos, Ohio.
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Van Wert Co. Sheriff release September activity report
Information submitted VAN WERT — Sheriff Thomas M. Riggenbach has released the Sheriff’s Office Activity Report for September. Sheriff’s Office cruisers traveled 24,523 miles while on patrol, answering citizens’ complaints, serving criminal and civil papers, performing other Sheriff’s Office functions and transporting prisoners to state institutions and juveniles to juvenile detention center facilities. Of the 24,523 miles driven, 3,023 miles were made on inmate transports, for a total of 17 trips. There were 672 prisoners housed in the Van Wert County Correctional Facility. The average daily inmate count was 54 for the month. Inmates housed for other counties generated MTD $8,736, YTD $42,504. Other inmate programs generating income, which are paid into the county General Fund are In the Deli Inmate Work Release, MTD $622.73, YTD $7,492.02; Inmate Phone Service, MTD $471.12, YTD $4,363.01; Inmate Pay To Stay, MTD $0, YTD $0; and the Office of Child Nutrition Services-

quality of life for our citizens. The funds are passed through ODPS from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to support the efforts of safety partners statewide and focus on traffic safety priority areas such as restraint use, impaired driving, motorcycle safety, distracted driving and youthful drivers. Members of the Putnam County Safe Community Coalition consist of representatives from the Ohio Department of Public Safety, Lima Memorial Health System, St. Rita’s Ambulatory Care Center, Putnam County Engineer’s Office, Health Department, Educational Service Center, Dept. of Public Safety, OSU Extension, ODOT and Local Law Enforcement. Competitive grant proposals are accepted and reviewed by Ohio Traffic Safety Office. The FFY 2014 competitive grant process solicited grant proposals from state agencies, non-profit organizations, colleges, universities, hospitals, political subdivisions and other interested groups within selected Ohio counties and jurisdictions (based upon the number of fatal crashes). For more information about the Office of Traffic Safety and statewide efforts to improve safety on Ohio’s roadways, log on to ohiohighwaysafetyoffice.ohio.gov/index.stm.

Gerald J. Cooper
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Government Donated Food ing September. There were Entitlement, MTD $587.58, five Sheriff sales conducted YTD $4,950.59. The food during September and five cost per meal per inmate Sheriff sales received. There was $1.27. The inmate work were eight new criminal crews worked a total of 1,147 investigations forwarded to hours at the Sheriff’s Office, the Detective Bureau with Fair Crew, Hiestand Woods 12 felony charges and one and Jail. misdemeanor charge filed, Deputies handled a total four search warrants and five of 148 citizens complaints subpoenas were prepared and with reports being filed and Save $16,733 up to $1.81in property recovhandled a total of 92 com- ered. Forty web shecks were plaints that did not require processed for residents. There reports or any further investi- were 27 sex offender regisgation. There were 11 traffic trations for periodic registraaccidents investigated dur- tions, change of addresses, varietiesor other offender ing the month. There were selected employment 30 traffic citations issued to status changes conducted durmotorists and 45 traffic warn- ing the month of September. ings issued. Deputies filed There were no sex offender 17 criminal cases. Deputies notices sent or delivered to made 145 assists to motorists residents, schools, day-care and other departments during facilities, pre- schools durthe month and handled seven ing the month of September. funeral procession escorts. There were 425 automated While on patrol, deputies emails sent 24 tooz. county resifound 29 open doors at busi- dents from the Sheriff’s nesses, schools and residential Office advising residents of house checks. Seventy-three Savesex up tooffenders $3.00 lb. registering an homes of vacationing county address within one-mile of Kretschmar residents were checked for a their residence during the Virginia Brand total of 693 times and a total month of September. There of 17 business and residen- were 40 new or renewed tial alarms were answered. handgun Concealed Carry Deputies served 94 papers Licenses issued during the received from the Courts dur- month of September.

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One Year Ago Sondra Ambrister 95% Fat Free, No MSG, from Filler orThe GlutenRitz in Lima educated many ladies at the Delphos Curves on Wednesday about the importance of breast health and all the various items available for not lb. only breast cancer survivors but all ladies. Curves hosted the event in observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. 25 Years Ago – 1988 Mayor Harold Wieging signed a proclamation designating Oct. 16 as “National Catholic Daughters of the Americas Day.” Present for the signing were Pat Heiing, community chairman for Court Delphos; Mary Jeannette Menke, state secretary for the Ohio Court CDA and local regent for Court Delphos; and Syvilla Odenweller, membership and extension chairman for Court Delphos. First-place winners in the football fundamentals program were Andrew Cano, 12, son of Mr. and Mrs. Temi Cano; Jon Casemier, 11, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dave Casemier; Josh Theobald, 10, son Deli of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Theobald; James In the Smith, 9, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dan Smith; and Rob Clark, son lb. of Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Clark. A jitney auction was held at a recent meeting of Catholic Ladies of Columbia. Bertha Schmelzer and Martha Ardner were in charge. Martha Hageman and Velma Hasenkamp were selected chairladies for the card party Oct. 18 at Knights of Columbus hall. Winners in 50-50 were Luella Grothouse, Mary Topp, Dorothy Deffenbaugh and Rosemary Noonan.

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Earl H. Pohlman, 81, of Delphos, died at 2:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Rita’s Medical Center. 405 North Main St. TELEPHONE 695-0015 He was born Oct. 20, 1931, Office Hours at his home in Delphos, to Otto 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. and Cora (Fecker) Pohlman, POSTMASTER: who preceded him in death. Send address changes On Feb. 28, 1976, he was to THE DELPHOS HERALD, united in marriage to Esther 405 N. Main St. (Michel) Dickman, who passed Delphos, Ohio 45833 away on Dec. 22, 2012. Survivors include three stepsons, Denny (Maribeth) Dickman of Van Wert, Byron (Ellen) Dickman of Germany ORRECTIONS and Glenn (Barb) Dickman of Delphos; five stepdaughters, The Delphos Herald wants Cynthia (Ray Hobbs) Altman to correct published errors in of Findlay, Darlene (Paul) its news, sports and feature Langhals of Cloverdale, Diane articles. To inform the newsBishop of Ottawa, Deb (Jerry) room of a mistake in published Dunnigan of Columbus Grove information, call the editorial and Marcia (Larry) Klima department at 419-695-0015. of Ottawa; two sisters, Ethel Corrections will be published up to $5.00 Schwinnen of Save Landeck andlb. on this page. Imogene Ellerbrock (Bob) USDA Choiceof Ottawa; nieces and nephews, James Schwinnen, Dennis Pohlman, Terry Wannemacher, WEATHER FORECAST Dan Noonan, Donna Kring, Tri-county Beth Calvelage, Byron Regular or Thick Cut Associated Press Ellerbrock, Marie Moreno and Todd Ellerbrock; 18 stepgrandTODAY: Mostly sunny. children; and 42 step-greatHighs in the mid 70s. East grandchildren. He was also preceded in winds around 10 mph. TONIGHT: Clear. Lows death by sisters, Rosemary around 50. Southeast winds 5 Noonan and Eleanor Wannemacher; and brother, to 10 mph. SATURDAY: Mostly Arthur Pohlman. Highs in the upper 70s. Earl served in the Army dur- sunny. lb. ing the Korean War. He was a South winds 5 to 10 mph. Product of the States SATURDAY NIGHT: life-long farmer and served as a United Washington Township Trustee. Partly cloudy. Chance of He was a member of showers and a slight chance of Delphos St. John’s andon was Save $7.96 4 a a thunderstorm through midlife member of Delphos VFW, night. Then chance of showAll Varieties Knights of Columbus and the ers after midnight. Lows in the mid 50s. Southwest winds Delphos Eagles. He enjoyed hunting and 5 to 10 mph shifting to the fishing. He was a man with west after midnight. Chance a wonderful sense of humor, of measurable precipitation 30 enjoyed music and loved to percent. SUNDAY THROUGH dance. Mass of Christian burial will COLUMBUS DAY: Mostly be at 11 a.m. Monday at St. clear. Highs in the upper 60s. John the Evangelist Catholic Lows in the upper 40s. Kristi K. Osborn MONDAY NIGHT: Partly Church, the Rev. Dave Reinhart cloudy. Lows in the lower 50s. officiating. Burial will be at St. 12 pk. Kristi K. Osborn, 38, Limit 4 - Additionals 2/$5 TUESDAY: Mostly cloudy John’s Cemetery. of Anna, died at 6:50 a.m. Visitation will be from 2-8 with a 30 percent chance of Thursday at her residence p.m. Sunday at Harter and showers. Highs around 70. after battling cancer. Friends Schier Funeral Save $1.80where on 3 Home, may call from 2-4 and 6-8 there will be a Parish Wake at p.m. Sunday at Schlosser 7:30 p.m. Funeral Home & Cremation Memorial contributions may Services, Wapakoneta, be made to the Alzheimer’s Wheat $6.56 Corn $4.08 where other arrangements Association or St. John’s Parish Soybeans $12.50 are incomplete. Foundation.

Gerald J. Cooper, 75, of Van Wert, died at 3:52 p.m. Wednesday at his grandson’s residence in Delphos. He was born Dec. 6, 1937, in Dayton, to Frank J. and Josephine Cooper, who preceded him in death. He married Betty L. (Hartman), who preceded him in death in 1992. Survivors include his brother, John (Sharon) Cooper of Dayton; four sisters, Joann (Thomas) O’Brien, Martha (Howard) Weinert and Celilia Cooper all of Dayton and Mary (Howard) Jaynes of Baraboo, Wis.; three grandchildren, David Beck and Stephanie Beck both of Delphos and Christopher Beck of Venedocia; five nieces; and 10 nephews. He was also preceded in death by his son, David J. Beck in 2002. Mr. Cooper was a veteran of the U.S. Army and retired from Kennedy Kit. He was a member of American Legion Post #178, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5803 and Fraternal Order of Eagles Lodge #886 all of Van Wert. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Cowan & Son Funeral Home, Van Wert, the Rev. Dave Reinhart officiating. Burial will follow in Woodland Cemetery, Van Wert. Military rites will be done at grave site by a combined honor guard of V.F.W. and American Legion Posts of Van Wert. Friends may call one hour prior to the service on Saturday. Online condolences may be sent at cowanfuneralhome.com.

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Judge tells ONU to cut tuition by still legally dead
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ADA (AP) — A university in northwest Ohio will lower tuition for the next academic year to what students paid prior to the recession. Ohio Northern University on Thursday announced it will cut the sticker price to college for new students by 20 to 25 percent. Tuition for existing students will be frozen for next year at 2013-2014 rates. The university’s president Daniel DiBiasio says the conventional high-tuition, highfinancial aid model is not sustainable. The school also kicked off a four-year graduation guarantee in most undergraduate programs. Students who meet certain expectations, but aren’t able to graduate in four years will receive a semester for free. Ashland University in northeast Ohio announced a similar initiative in August. The announcements come after a summer pitch by President Barack Obama to overhaul federal student aid.

STATE/LOCAL man he’s Dave Koz and Friends Christmas Tour
Information submitted VAN WERT — Fresh off the sold-out Dave Koz and Friends at Sea Mediterranean cruise and a show at London’s Cadogan Hall, eight-time Grammy nominee Dave Koz is now back in the States, where he’s sitting in with the band on “The Arsenio Hall Show” on Oct. 15 and getting ready for the holidays. Dave always celebrates in a big way, entertaining thousands of his closest friends in a jaunt that takes him from coast to coast. Now celebrating its 16th anniversary, this year’s Dave Koz and Friends Christmas Tour will feature renowned singer Oleta Adams, who first came to prominence when Tears for Fears asked her to appear on their The Seeds of Love album and who has released eight acclaimed CDs of her own, crossing effortlessly between R&B, jazz, popular and gospel music, Jonathan Butler, who was the first black artist played on white stations in his native South Africa and has since earned accolades in the R&B, contemporary jazz and gospel fields, and Japanese born pianist/composer/producer Keiko Matsui, who has shared the stage with everyone from Stevie Wonder to Miles Davis. The tour arrives at The Niswonger Performing Arts Center of Northwest Ohio on at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 10. Tickets range from $29$45 and are available online, www.npacvw.

Autoerotic asphyxiation possible in Castro death
COLUMBUS (AP) — Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro’s death by hanging in his prison cell may not have been suicide after all but an ill-fated attempt to choke himself for a sexual thrill, authorities said in a report issued Thursday. The report also said two guards falsified logs documenting the number of times they checked on Castro before he died. Castro, 53, was found hanging from a bedsheet Sept. 3 just weeks into a life sentence after pleading guilty in August to kidnapping three women off the streets, imprisoning them in his home for a decade and repeatedly raping and beating them. The report, from Ohio’s prison system, raised the possibility that Castro died as a result of autoerotic asphyxiation, in which people achieve sexual satisfaction while choking themselves into unconsciousness. Castro’s pants and underwear were around his ankles when he was found, the report said. He didn’t leave a suicide note, a full psychological evaluation had found no sign he was seriously mentally ill or contemplating suicide and investigators could find no reason he would’ve taken his own life, according to the report. In fact, the day Castro died, the warden had recommended

FINDLAY (AP) — An Ohio judge says a man who stood before him in court is still legally dead. Donald Miller Jr. was declared dead in 1994, eight years after he disappeared from his home in the northwest Ohio town of Arcadia. Miller resurfaced about eight years ago and went to court this week to have the ruling changed. His former wife opposes the move. She says she doesn’t have the money to repay the Social Security benefits that were paid out to her and their two children after Miller was declared dead. The Courier newspaper in Findlay reports that she claims Miller vanished in the 1980s to skip out on child support payments. A Hancock County judge who denied Miller’s request for a reversal of the death ruling calls it a “strange, strange situation.”

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he serve his time apart from the other inmates, an option Castro expressed interest in, the investigation found. The findings were forwarded to the Ohio Highway Patrol “for consideration of the possibility of autoerotic asphyxiation,” the report said. The Highway Patrol said it would have no comment pending the release of its own investigation. Franklin County coroner Jan Gorniak, who classified Castro’s death as a suicide last week, said Thursday that her office was never told his pants were down. But she said she stands by her finding of suicide. In Castro’s cell, officials found a Bible open to John Chapters 2 and 3 and pictures of Castro’s family arranged “in a poster-board fashion,” according to the report. Surveillance video indicates guards didn’t do at least eight required checks on Castro the afternoon and evening before his death and falsified the logs, the report said. Two checks were done just before Castro died. The report also said staff failed to make sure Castro watched a suicide prevention video when he arrived in August. Similar allegations of falsified logs have been made against two other guards in the Aug. 4 suicide of a death row inmate just days before he was to be executed.

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Bravery is knowing the right thing to do and doing it willingly in the face of considerable risk, and even fear, with the full knowledge of the risk. It is not fearlessness; being fearless in the face of danger is reckless or foolhardy and a man who does what he knows to be the right thing despite his fear is undoubtedly braver than the man who feels no fear. Many a brave soldier or firefighter has faced a hail of bullets or gone in to a burning building with great fear in his or her heart, but knowing it was the right thing to do. We usually think of bravery as involving physical risk such as injury or death, but there is also moral bravery, where we risk humiliation or the negative judgement of our friends, family or colleagues. For example, speaking an unpleasant but necessary truth, such as telling someone that what they are doing is wrong, as in blowing the whistle on illegal practices in the workplace. Doing the right thing frequently requires courage, because we are not always rewarded, and may even be punished or ostracized for doing so. St. Thomas Aquinas considered bravery to be crucial for the virtuous life precisely because a kind of moral or psychological courage is often necessary to carry out the other virtues. The good life requires fortitude and endurance because it is sometimes a long and hard journey, and one brave act does not make one brave.

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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 Oct. 13 Sunday - 8:15 a.m. Worship Service; 9:30 a.m. Church School for all ages; 10:30 a.m. Worship Service/Baptism; 11:30 Radio Worship on WDOH. Tuesday - 7:30 p.m. Finance Meeting. Wednesday - 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Flu Shots at Trinity; 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. 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 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.

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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. 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.

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 GROVER HILL ZION UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 204 S. Harrision St. Grover Hill, Ohio 45849

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. 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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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.

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.

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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. GRACE FAMILY CHURCH 634 N. Washington St., Van Wert Pastor: Rev. Ron Prewitt Sunday - 9:15 a.m. Morning worship with Pulpit Supply.

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Friday, October 11, 2013

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Wildcats keep working toward NWC crown; Jays seeking to keep post-season hopes alive
By JIM METCALFE Staff Writer jmetcalfe@delphosherald.com Jefferson stands atop the Northwest Conference standings — tied with Ada at 4-0 — and hits the road to Columbus Grove tonight to continue in its quest. St. John’s is basically out of the Midwest Athletic Conference race but still has a shot at the Division VII playoffs, ranking 12th in Region 24, as the Blue Jays host Fort Recovery. JEFFERSON AT COLUMBUS GROVE Jefferson head coach Bub Lindeman figures the B u l l d o g s might be a team with nothing to lose, especially coming off their first win of the season (1-5, 0-3 NWC). “Everything we see from them is they are getting better each Gorman week. They started a lot of inexperienced underclassmane early but they are getting experience and playing better as a result of it,” Lindeman explained. “We see out of them what we saw from Crestview last Mox week as far as their offense goes: a zone read attack; Crestview ran some of it last week but Grove is more out of the gun. Riley Brubaker is their number one runner and he does a nice job of reading the defensive end. “ D e f e n s i v e l y, they run the base 4-3 cover 2; they mix in a couple of other coverages, like man, cover 1 and 3, but what they really do is try to blitz off the edges with their outside linebackers.” Jefferson, coming off a 34-21 victory over Crestview, has an offense averaging 39.8 points and 394.7 yards behind Zavier Buzard (139 rushes, 1,135 yards, 21 TDs; 4 catches, 33 yards, 1), Ross Thompson (9 rushes, 109 yards, 2; 22 catches, 343 yards, 3), Austin Jettinghoff (55-of-97 passing, 783 yards, 5 TDs, 2 picks; 14 punts, 36.4-yard average), Tyler Mox (14 grabs, 215 yards, 1), Joe Gorman (5 for 68), Jordan McCann (4 for 53), Trevor Dudgeon (4 for 46), Kurt Wollenhaupt (27-of-30 extra points) and linemen Adam Crabtree (15 pancake blocks), Justin Stewart (11) and Isaac Illig (11). The defense ceding 10.5 points and 181.2 yards, has Dalton Hicks (44 solo tackles, 31 assists, 4 for losses), Thompson (36 and 20), Gorman (28 and 12), Mox (24 and 12), Illig (26 and 10) and McCann (22 and 13). “We’re six weeks into the season. We have to take care of the football, which we have done well all season; last week’s two interceptions were the first two turnovers of the season,” Lindeman added. “We have to tackle well this week, which we have done well this year. We have to play good, sound, disciplined defensive football this week and do our assignments; we did that better the second half last week once we settled down. We had a turnover early and fell behind, trailing for only the second time all season. “We have played well in all three facets of the game to this point and we need to have that continue.” See PREVIEW, page 7

LadyCats end net regular season with sweep of Jeffcats
By JIM METCALFE Staff Writer jmetcalfe@delphosherald.com DELPHOS — Jefferson’s volleyball crew was honoring six seniors playing their home finales Thursday against Kalida at Jefferson High School. Alas for the home Wildcats, Kalida’s visiting LadyCats proved to be rude guests as they downed the Jeffcats 25-19, 25-22, 25-21. Playing those home finales were Lindsay Deuel, Katie Goergens, Gabby Pimpas, Kamie Pulford, Rileigh Stockwell and Kenidi Ulm. “We were already worked up before we came into the gym tonight; it’s emotional for them and me. They have worked hard all these years,” Jefferson coach Joy DeVelvis explained. “They came out and played well as a group. We moved much better tonight as a team, which is a positive going into the tournament. We were much better defensively.” Neither team had much of a lead for the first half of the first set as it was 11-10, LadyCats (10-11), after Goergens (4 kills, 4 digs) put down a spike off the Kalida block. However, Kalida senior Madison Burgei (3 kills, 4 blocks), returning from injury, put down a kill and gave the serve to senior Lexi Decker (2 aces, 13 assists). Mixing in an ace, a kill and a stuff by sophomore Allison Recker (6 kills3 total blocks) and a pair of hitting errors, the visitors built a 17-10 lead. Later on, a 4-0 run put the visitors up 21-12 on a stuff by Recker. The Red and White tried to rally and did get within 24-19 on a hitting error, forcing Kalida coach Kristen Stechschulte to call timeout. However, Burgei put down a bomb on set point. “We had some good runs each set. That was the key for us,” Stechschulte explained. “We’ve had injuries to three starters and they are now all

Jefferson senior Katie Goergens tries to hit through Kalida’s Allison Recker during season-ending volleyball action Thursday at Jefferson High School. (Delphos Herald/Jim Metcalfe)

back. It takes time to work them back into the lineup and get on the same page, which is one reason for inconsistency.” The other two returning from the shelf are junior Morgan Niese (10 kills, 4 blocks) and junior Caitlin Stechschulte. Kalida slowly built a 10-4 lead in the first set, keyed by another 4-0 run, forcing DeVelvis to call time. It didn’t do a lot of good as a 5-0 spurt — with freshman Carlee Miller (2 aces, 5 kills) serving four of the points — put the guests up 15-5 on a spike off the defense by senior Elizabeth Turnwald. Back came the hosts behind Goergens and Deuel (4 kills) as they battled within 23-22 on a kill on an overpass by junior Desteni Lear (3 kills, 4 digs). However, the Lady Wildcats could not dig up a hit by Turnwald and then a hitting error on set point put the visitors in command. See WILDCATS, page 7

Lady Green, Musketeers battle to scoreless draw
By BOB WEBER DHI Correspondent news@delphosherald.com OTTOVILLE — Thursday night in front of a nice crowd at the Ottoville Sports Complex, the Ft. Jennings Lady Musketeers and Lady Green of Ottoville played their last regular season soccer game. The match was hard-fought defensively on both ends and the Lady Musketeers dominated on the offensive end; however, the game ended in a 0-0 tie. Thursday marked the final regular season game for 13 (7 Lady Green, 6 Lady Musketeers) playing the game they loved and gave their all during their high school years. Before the Big Green faithful acknowledged their seniors, the outgoing Lady Musketeers were recognized and given a flower by the Lady Green soccer team members. Seniors Cassie Horstman, Emily Grone, Nicole Ricker, Jamie Saum, Ashley Gable and Marissa Good were the six seniors Lady Musketeers’ Head Coach Rodney Wagner recognized. For the home squad, playing their last regular-season home game in front the Big Green faithful, seniors Stephanie Horstman, Haylee Koester, Monica Sarka, Megan Schnipke, Danielle Trenkamp, Amy Tumblin and Karin Wendeberg walked across the field one last time arm and arm with their parents. The first half saw the Lady Green have the first real scoring chance at the 37:07 mark when sophomore Carly Kortokrax broke loose and sent a shot on goal that was saved by Musketeer junior goalie Erin Osting. That would be the only real scoring threat the Lady Green would have for the half. On the other sideline, the Lady Musketeers controlled the ball for much of the first half with numerous shots from Gable, Saum and Grone on the Lady Green goal. Trenkamp, the Lady Green goalie, played very well in goal throughout the game and quite often tipped the ball in the air and was able to control or save the ball before it crossed the line. Also, the Lady Green defense played hard during the first 40 minutes, anchored by sophomore Alena Horstman clearing the ball out of danger many times. The second half was a continuation of the first for the Musketeers with time after time the visitors sending shot after shot at the goal. The Lady Musketeers challenged the Lady Green defense till the last second but the home squad was up to the challenge as time expired with the game ending in a 0-0 tie. The Lady Musketeers (8-4-4, 2-1-1 PCL) will next week be right back in Ottoville as they start their tournament run facing the Wildcats from Miller City at 5 p.m. Tuesday night. The Lady Green (5-10-1, 0-4 PCL) will also start sectional play at Ottoville where they will take on the Lady Titans of Ottawa-Glandorf in the second game Tuesday night. Saves- Ft. Jennings - Erin Osting (4); Ottoville Danielle Trenkamp (11).

Gordon takes pole at Charlotte Motor Speedway
By STEVE REED Associated Press CONCORD, N.C. — Jeff Gordon is feeling rejuvenated as the NASCAR Sprint Cup season winds down. Gordon carried over a strong performance in Kansas last weekend to Thursday night by winning the pole for the race Saturday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Gordon, who is fourth in the Chase standings, said it’s been a frustrating season but that he’s feeling better with each passing race. “I feel like we knocked it out of the park tonight,” Gordon said. Gordon turned a lap at 194.308 mph to edge Kevin Harvick for his ninth pole at Charlotte, tied for the second most in track history. Greg Biffle qualified third for the Saturday night race, Jimmie Johnson was fourth, and Kasey Kahne — who held the pole for most of the night — will start fifth on Saturday night. Dale Earnhardt Jr. celebrated his 39th birthday by qualifying sixth for his 500th Sprint Cup start. Ryan Newman was seventh, followed by Juan Pablo Montoya, Kyle Busch and Kurt Busch. Gordon was upbeat after the qualifying, saying things are finally starting to mesh for the No. 24 Chevrolet team. “The thing is it’s really hard to maintain your confidence in what you’re doing when you’re struggling,” Gordon said. “I felt like all year long we have been racing better than we have been qualifying, but that qualifying was a weakness for us and we needed to get better track position. It’s hard not to get down when things aren’t going well. … It’s hard to come in here all bubbly and having fun, because honestly it wasn’t fun.” The 42-year-old Gordon hasn’t won a race on the Sprint Cup series this year, but believes he’s going to need to win one to have a legitimate shot at winning is fifth Cup championship. Gordon enters the weekend 32 points behind leader Matt Kenseth with six races left. Kenseth qualified 20th. “This will be one of our worst qualifying efforts of the year so we have a lot of work to do,” Kenseth said. Kahne was hoping Thursday night would give his team momentum after what has been a disappointing showing so far in the Chase. He enters the weekend in 13th place, 83 points behind Kenseth. For a while it looked like his early lap would hold up.

Information Submitted Joseph earns all-MAC in cross country COLDWATER — St. John’s senior Megan Joseph earned first-Team AllMidwest Athletic Conference after finishing 11th in the league meet Thursday at Coldwater. “We ran very well tonight. Our goal going in was to get Megan a first-team spot; only the top 12 get all-league and we knew going in it would be close,” St. John’s coach Steve Hellman explained. “She had been close a couple of times in previous years, so with the 11th-place finish, she met one of her goals going into the season. Baylee Lindeman set a new PR of 27:02, so she is starting to get in shape after her injury. “For the boys, Curtis Pohlman 17:46 and Aaron Hellman 18:58 led the way with setting new PRs. To finish eighth as a team was great considering this was our first full team since 2008. “I am so happy for my two seniors, Aaron and Megan, to set PRs at their last league meet. They are the leaders in helping turn the program around and show my six freshmen how to race. This was a good starting point as we head to districts next Saturday in Ottawa.” ——Lady Pirates whitewash Jefferson BLUFFTON — Host Bluffton shut

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out Jefferson 6-0 in girls Northwest Conference soccer Thursday night at Steinmetz Field. Scoring goals for the Lady Pirates (7-6-3) were two from senior Jill Steinmetz, one each from freshman Sarah Theisen, junior Kirsten Thorgaard and freshman Katie Burkholder and an own goal. Theisen had two assists and Steinmetz, senior Molly Moser and freshman Brooke Koontz had one each. The Pirates owned the shots on-goal 15-4 and had two corner kicks. Lady Wildcat (6-8-2, 3-1-1) freshman Makaya Dunning had nine saves; freshman Jadyn Barhorst had four. Jefferson begins Division III sectional pay 7 p.m. Saturday at Elida. ——Musketeer boys sting Hornets FORT JENNINGS — Host Fort Jennings handed invading Cory-Rawson a 4-0 boys soccer loss Thursday. The Musketeers (8-7-1) scored three times in the first half: in the 11th minute on a Troy Ricker goal (assists from Spencer Dray and Alex Berelsman), in the 15th minute as Mark Metzger scored on a scramble after a corner kick) and in the 37th minute as Berelsman assisted Seth Ricker. In the sixth minute of the second half, Berelsman assisted Troy Ricker. Jennings won the shots on-goal 15-4 and the corner kicks 5-3.

Kyle Rossman saved six For the Hornets (4-10-2) and Alex Vetter three for the hosts. The Musketeer junior varsity beat Liberty-Benton 4-1 to improve to 7-22. ——— Celina sweeps Lady ’Dawgs ELIDA — In a battle of Lady Bulldogs, visiting Celina swept host Elida 25-14, 25-15, 25-13 in Western Buckeye League volleyball Thursday. Elida stat leaders: Kills - Torie McAdams - 6; Summer Grogg - 4 Assists - Erin Bowman - 6; Katie Hawk - 5 Digs - Erika Kiel - 15 Aces - Erika Kiel - 2; Torie McAdams - 2 Elida stands at 9-13 (3-6 WBL). Celina’s JV won 2-0 and their freshmen also won 2-0. —— Wildkittens shut out LadyCats BATH TOWNSHIP — Host Bath shut out Kalida 3-0 in girls soccer action Thursday. Alyssa Manley scored twice for the Wildkittens (10-3-2) and McKenzie Perry once. Bath had 10 shots on-goal to the LadyCats’ (12-1-2) six. Goalie saves for Kalida came from Sarah Verhoff (4) and Laine Laudick (3), while Audrey Brandon had six for Bath.

But then a series of drivers eclipsed his time, capped finally by Gordon, who had the last car on the track. “There were a lot of good cars at the end of the session and that kept leading up to things getting faster and faster,” Harvick said. Gordon called it “the most exciting qualifying pole ever.” Harvick said he would have been happy starting on the outside row had he not won from the pole last week at Kansas. “Obviously we wanted to be greedy and get that again tonight,” Harvick said. “But it’s been nice to see the speed. It seems like everybody is able to find a little more and dig deeper when it is Chase time.” Kyle Larson, making his Sprint Cup debut in Phoenix Racing’s No. 51 Chevrolet, qualified 21st.

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Verlander sends Tigers past A’s in Game 5 gem
By JANIE McCAULEY Associated Press OAKLAND, Calif. — Justin Verlander pitched another Game 5 gem in Oakland while carrying a no-hit bid into the seventh inning and Miguel Cabrera homered to lead the Detroit Tigers past the Athletics 3-0 Thursday night and back into the AL championship series. Joaquin Benoit retired Seth Smith on a fly ball with two on in the ninth to close out the deciding game of their division series. The Tigers became the first team to reach the ALCS in three straight years since the New York Yankees from 1998-2001. Game 1 is Saturday in Boston. The Tigers went 4-3 against the Red Sox this year. Verlander gave up a clean, 2-out single to Yoenis Cespedes in the seventh to end his chance at the third no-hitter in postseason history. The hit hardly fazed him, however. Verlander made it a postseason-record 30 straight scoreless innings against one team. He struck out 10 in eight innings.

Powerful Tigers too much for Lady Blue Jays
By JIM METCALFE Staff Writer jmetcalfe@delphosherald.com DELPHOS — The Midwest Athletic Conference is a powerful volleyball league. Just ask St. John’s. The Lady Blue Jays saw it with their own eyes as the power-hitting Versailles crew gave them a 25-9, 25-5, 25-8 beatdown Thursday on Senior Night at Robert A. Arnzen Gymnasium. Three Lady Blue Jays played their last match at Arnzen Gym: Kaylie Youngpeter (9 digs), Brittney Claypool (9 digs) and Alicia Buettner (4 kills). “These are three great girls; they have worked hard and showed a lot of determination and dedication throughout the year,” Jays’ coach Carolyn Dammeyer noted. “We could have rolled over from the start against a team like this but we played great defense; we were scrappy and never quit. I am so proud of the girls for showing great character.” The Tigers (20-2, 8-1) had simply too much firepower for the Blue Jays (4-15, 0-9). “It was nice for us to get some other girls in there and get into good form for the tournament,” Versailles coach Karla Frilling explained. “We run some different sets, like a 3-option offense, and when we have the ball control we did tonight, we can run it well.” It started from the opening volley and never let up. Though the Blue Jays tried to slow down and dig up the attacks of Versailles, the Tigers were regularly putting them down. Set one culminated on a kill by Brett Bey. The Tigers built an early 5-2 lead on a bash by Amanda Winner (11 kills, 3 aces). After Alicia Buettner put down a kill of her own, a stuff from Christa Putthoff gave the serve to Kristin Langston (8 aces, 8 digs). After she put in three of those aces, Taylor Winner (9 kills) had three stuffs and Lauren Bruns five kills, including a pair of bombs, one of those bombs gave the visitors a 20-4 edge. A kill by Claypool broke the 15-point run but the Tigers easily put away the set on a hit out of bounds by the Blue and Gold.

St. John’s senior Alicia Buettner goes high for a spike attempt against Versailles in season-closing net action Thursday at Arnzen Gymnasium. (Delphos Herald/Jim Metcalfe)

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Kelly, Greinke set for Game 1 of NLCS
By R.B. FALLSTROM Associated Press ST. LOUIS — Carpets were still drying out from a champagne bath and a few players looked bleary eyed after a workout at Busch Stadium. A day after advancing, there wasn’t much time to rest for the St. Louis Cardinals. “Obviously, it was a great celebration and a lot of fun,” reliever John Axford said Thursday. “The clubhouse guys, I don’t know if they even went home.” The Los Angeles Dodgers don’t have home-field advantage in the NL championship series, but they got a few extra days to savor early postseason success. Zack Greinke was getting ready to go in Game 5, then went on stand-by, and now he guards against feeling too good in the opener Friday night. “Once we won it, it was just kind of make the best adjustments possible,” Greinke said. “I mean, there’s not much you can really do.” No telling which side will benefit, the team on a roll or the team coming off a break. Joe Kelly, who flourished as a replacement starter with St. Louis and gets the call for Game 1, was elevated to the fifth starting spot and then waited almost two weeks before actually getting on the mound. “You could be laid off for eight days and come out and play absolutely the best baseball you’ve ever done,” Kelly said. “You could come out and play the next day and not have a good game. This is all about execution.” As a youth, Kelly was a budding skateboard star with a sponsor. Like other Cardinals youngsters, he’s seemed oblivious to the pressure. “It’s Game 1 of the NLCS, but me being me, I’m going to go out there and just pitch like it’s another game,” he said. The staff aces won’t go until later in the best-of-seven series, with the Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw set for Game 2 and the Cardinals’ Adam Wainwright ready for Game 3. Rookie Michael Wacha, who has flirted with a no-hitter his last two starts, goes in Game 2 for St. Louis. Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said he’d probably announce the rest of the starting assignments on game day. The series matches a largely homegrown team seeking its second World Series appearance in three years against one that’s been among the biggest spenders trying to get there for the first time in a quartercentury. The Dodgers spent well over $200 million to put together their team. “I think the payroll gets thrown out there in general, and then it becomes an expectation,” Mattingly said. “You’ve got these highprofile guys, you’ve got big names, guys making big money, you’re supposed to win.” They won the NL West for the first time in four years, then eliminated the Braves in four games in the NLDS. Greinke is among a half-dozen Dodgers making $15 million or more and Mattingly said it’s like having a pair of aces. “So it’s nice to start a series with a guy of his caliber,” Mattingly said. “In this environment, it’s nice to have those two right on top.” St. Louis led the National League with 97 wins, including a major league-high 33 by rookie pitchers. The Cardinals’ payroll is at about $119 million outlay, a large chunk going to players like Chris Carpenter, Jason Motte and Rafael Furcal who didn’t make it to opening day and another, Jaime Garcia, who was sidelined for the year in mid-May. The Dodgers won three of four in St. Louis in August, notably limiting rookie Shelby Miller to just two pitches in one start after taking a liner by Carl Crawford off his elbow. This is the third straight NLCS appearance for the Cardinals, who’ll try to keep winning without their cleanup man. Allen Craig met with foot specialist Dr. Robert Anderson in Charlotte, N.C., Thursday for a second opinion on a left mid-foot sprain that’s sidelined him since early September. General manager John Mozeliak said the team expected to learn about therapy options “if we’re going to try to get him ready for the next series.” Craig’s .454 average with runners in scoring position led the majors. “It’s a tough injury and one you can’t be aggressive with,” the GM said. Replacement starter Matt Adams’ two-run homer helped the Cardinals finish off the Pirates with a 6-1 victory in Game 5. Mozeliak said the Cardinals would likely not make any roster changes for a series matching their largely homegrown roster against the free-spending Dodgers. Mattingly isn’t optimistic that outfielder Andre Ethier, limited to three at-bats in the division series by a left ankle injury, will be ready for regular duty in the series after getting pushed in a workout Wednesday.

The third set was very much like its predecessor. A stuff by Blue Jay junior Bekah Fischer (3 kills) made it 4-3, Versailles, but an off-speed kill by Bruns gave the serve to Langston once more. Three kills by Bruns (15 kills) and three aces keyed a 10-0 run to put the visitors up 14-3. A hitting error broke that spurt but it was only a matter of time as the hard-hitting Tigers finished the sweep on a hitting mistake by the Jays. “Versailles is a fantastic volleyball team; they have so many weapons,” Dammeyer added. “I know they took Marion Local to five sets the first week of the season but what I saw tonight, I think they are the better team right now. We played a great match against a fantastic team; they are just that good.” Versailles also won the junior varsity match 25-6, 25-8. Jessica Geise led the hosts with 14 digs and five kills and Colleen Schulte had nine digs and 12 assists. St. John’s opens Division IV sectional action at Elida Thursday versus Perry at 7:30 p.m. Versailles plays in Division III action Thursday.

ST. JOHN’S VS. FORT RECOVERY The Blue Jays (2-4, 2-2 MAC) have been struggling to find a consistent level of play through their first six games. Head coach Todd Schulte sees a team in Fort Recovery going through much the same. “They will have three good plays in a row and then have three not-sogood ones. What they do is play hard every play and play with a physical edge,” Schulte said. “What we see is an offense that runs the spread and then — with the same personnel — before you know it, they are in a doubletight, 2-back look and run power. Our defense has to be on its toes as to what they are doing. “Defensively, they have two guys in particular that we are concerned about: defensive tackle Dues and defensive end Timmerman. They both are tough to block and create a lot of havoc.” The Jays, off a 28-14 loss to Marion Local, come in with an offensive average of 16.7 points and 227.2 yards behind Tyler Jettinghoff (100 rushes, 532 yards, 8 scores), Luke MacLennan (46 rushes, 258 yards, 2; 10 catches, 220 yards, 2), Nick Martz (67 totes, 244 yards, 1; 24-of-66 passing, 325 yards, 2 TDs, 6 picks), Evan Hays (5 catches, 50 yards), Ben Wrasman (11of-13 extra points, 14 total points; 24 punts, 35.4yard average) and linemen Spencer Ginter (8 pancake blocks) and Wes Buettner (3). On the defense are Cody Looser (41 solo tackles, 25 assists), Austin Heiing

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Looser (33 and 17), Hays (24 and 14), MacLennan (29 and 8), Jordan Mohler (27 and 10) and Nate Schroeder (22 and 11). “Just like last week, we have to find playmakers, whether it’s one guy or a group of them, That cost us last week and this year,” he added. “We actually had chances to keep last week closer and you have to find a way to capitalize when those opportunities present themselves. What I find most disappointing is we are making many of the same mistakes in week six as we did in week one. “We know we are out of the league race but we still have a shot at the playoffs; in my mind, we have to win out to take care of business and play week 11.” Both games kick off at 7:30 p.m.

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The LadyCats had the better of the proceedings in the third set, scooting to a 9-5 lead on an ace by junior Nicole Recker (9 assists). Back came the Wildcats, mainly as the LadyCats started to see both hitting and serving errors creep into their game, to take a 10-9 lead on a Deuel pounder. The lead went back and forth until 14-14 — on a Kalida player in the net; a kill by Allison Recker gave the LadyCats the lead for good. They slowly erected a 24-17 edge on a miscue but the Jeffcats were not ready to go home. A kill by Deuel

and her two aces around a spike by Goergens put the hosts within 24-21 and forced Stechschulte to call time. A hit off the block and defense by junior Alexis Vorst sealed the sweep. “We fell behind and had to play catchup every set. That’s difficult to do consistently,” DeVelvis added. “We seemed to show more of a sense of urgency and more intensity when we were battling back but we just couldn’t quite get over that hump.” Jefferson opens Division III tourney play Wednesday at Lincolnview against Parkway starting at 7:30 p.m. Kalida takes on Wayne Trace

in Division IV action Thursday at Ottoville, with a 7:30 p.m. start. “it’s a good time to be getting everybody back; we’ve had the chance to at least get them some match action before we head into the tournament,” Coach Stechschulte added. “This was Morgan’s third match back and she played particularly well.” Jefferson junior Brooke Culp was 19-of-19-serving (1 ace) and added 11 assists. Junior Kennedy Hoffman led the guests with eight digs. Kalida’s junior varsity (10-5) outlasted Jefferson (7-11) 25-10, 18-25, 25-22.

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DEAR DOCTOR K: My teenage daughter is obsessed with her weight. She doesn’t eat enough, and although she’s thin, she believes she’s fat. Could she be anorexic? DEAR READER: Think about eating as a continuum. On one end, people eat in a balanced way and don’t worry much about their weight. On the other end, people severely restrict their food intake and think constantly about their weight. They are often diagnosed with anorexia. As with most illnesses, there is not a magic dividing line between having the illness and not. In fact, there’s a big gray zone where people don’t meet the criteria for the disease, yet they’re not normal, either. An example is “prediabetes.” Tens of millions of people in the United States have blood sugar levels that are not high enough to be called diabetes, but also aren’t normal. It’s important to recognize them, because such people have a higher risk for developing diabetes in the future. It’s the same with anorexia. People in the middle may meet some criteria for anorexia. They don’t have an officially recognized eating disorder, yet they don’t have a healthy relationship with food, either. Many of these people have what a Harvard Medical School colleague calls “almost anorexia.” It sounds as though your daughter may fit this description. My colleague, Dr. Jennifer Thomas, with Jenni Schaefer, has written an informative new book on this topic called “Almost Anorexic: Is My (Or My Loved One’s) Relationship With Food a Problem?” You can learn more about it at AskDoctorK. com. It’s common for teens to worry about their weight and appearance. But consider the following to judge if your daughter is heading into more dangerous territory: -Frequent weight changes. Drastic intentional weight loss or frequent weight changes -- regardless of actual weight -- are a red flag for almost anorexia. -- Frequent restriction. Someone with almost anorexia might follow rigid dietary rules, such as eating only at specific times or eating only a specific number of calories. Breaking these rules typically leads to extreme guilt. -- Infrequent compensatory behaviors. Your daughter may occasionally force herself to vomit or use laxatives inappropriately. Maybe she exercises excessively on occasion, working out until she has burned the exact number of calories she just

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Dear Annie: I am a respectful to my late wife’s 36-year-old man. I was in an memory? — Lonely Widaccident 25 years ago and suf- ower fered a mild traumatic brain Dear Widower: How injury. It was tough growing long ago is “recently”? While up. When I was 23, I moved your dating life is not your out on my own. This is when daughter’s business, we can the real trouble understand her conbegan. First, I cern if your wife started drinking, died less than six and then I abused months ago. She my medication. In may worry that 2002, I wrecked you will rush into my car while drivan inappropriate or ing intoxicated. abusive relationship The judge told me out of loneliness, to go to a brain so please be cauinjury rehab and tious. Regardless, get my life back this is your decision. in order. I started Please talk to your my first one six Annie’s Mailbox daughter and assure months later. I am her that no one will in my fourth one right now. take her mother’s place in My parents became my your heart, but you miss the legal guardians without dis- companionship and warmth cussing it with me. After the that another person can proaccident, I received money vide. Explain that it is unfair from a settlement and was of her to expect you to remain assured by the attorney that alone for the rest of your life, no one could touch it with- and you hope she will someout my approval. Yet my day be happy for you if you parents have gone through find love again. that money without any input Dear Annie: After readfrom me. They used it to get ing the letter from “Broken” their house ready to sell and about her husband’s affair promised to reimburse me. with his father’s hospice They sold the place a year nurse, my hair is on fire! ago, and now they have the I am a licensed clinical nerve to say that I gave them social worker by profession the money as a “gift.” I did and have been CEO of a large no such thing. What now? — regional hospice for 27 years. J.D. In hospice, both the patient Dear J.D.: You need to and family are one unit of talk to a lawyer. Your par- care. Professional boundarents undoubtedly requested ies are important. This work guardianship in order to pro- is emotional and intimate by tect you at a time when you its nature. But sexual or perwere going through some sonal relationships are never difficulties. And it’s also pos- appropriate. Patients and sible they expended a great families are in a vulnerable deal of money on your care position. The supervision and rehab and felt that tak- of that nurse and her ethical ing the settlement money was standards are absolutely unsomehow justified. The judge acceptable. who issued the guardianship “Broken” should ask for can be asked to remove it. the administrator of that hosBut in order to get the money pice program and make a back from your parents, you formal complaint. If she does might have to sue them. not get a response or resoluDear Annie: I recently tion, she should make a comlost my wife after many years plaint to the agency in her together. It was an amazing state that licenses and regumarriage, and I miss her im- lates hospice providers. She mensely. would be doing others a faI am looking to find a vor by not allowing this kind companion. The problem is, of behavior to continue. Any my daughter is not in my cor- hospice that allows such a sitner on this issue. How can I uation to continue unchecked reason with her that it’s my should not be able to care for life and dating or even mar- patients and their families. — rying again is not being dis- I Am Appalled
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NEW YORK (AP) — You can almost hear Wall Street exhaling. The Dow Jones industrial average soared more than 300 points Thursday after Republican leaders and President Barack Obama took what investors saw as steps toward ending a 10-day budget standoff that has threatened to leave the U.S. unable to pay its bills. Wall Street’s hopes for a deal drove the Dow to its biggest point rise this year and ended a three-week funk in stocks. They also injected some calm into the frazzled market for short-term government debt. Republican leaders said Thursday they would vote to extend the government’s borrowing authority for six weeks. A spokesman for Obama said the president would “likely” sign a bill to increase the nation’s ability to borrow money so it can continue paying its bills. “Congressmen and women are coming to terms with how calamitous it would be if the debt ceiling was not raised,” said Joseph Tanious, Global Market Strategist for J.P. Morgan Asset Management. “Cooler heads are prevailing.” The Dow jumped 323.09 points, or 2.2 percent, to close at 15,126.07, its high for the day.

Feds will let states pay to reopen national parks
WASHINGTON (AP) — Under pressure from governors, the Obama administration said Thursday it will allow some shuttered national parks to reopen — as long as states use their own money to pay for park operations. Governors in at least four states have asked for authority to reopen national parks within their borders because of the economic impacts caused by the park closures. All 401 national park units — including such icons as the Grand Canyon and Yosemite and Zion national parks — have been closed since Oct. 1 because of the partial government shutdown. More than 20,000 National Park Service employees have been furloughed, and lawmakers from both parties have complained that park closures have wreaked havoc on nearby communities that depend on tourism. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said the government will consider offers to use state money to resume park operations, but will not surrender control of national parks or monuments to the states. Jewell called on Congress to act swiftly to end the government shutdown so all parks can reopen. Utah Gov. Gary Herbert said his state would accept the federal offer to reopen Utah’s five national parks. Utah would have to use its own money to staff the parks, and it will cost $50,000 a day to operate just one of them, Zion National Park, said Herbert’s deputy chief of staff, Ally Isom. Interior Department spokesman Blake Androff said the government does not plan to reimburse states that pay to reopen parks. Costs could run into the millions of dollars, depending on how long the shutdown lasts and how many parks reopen. Congress could authorize reimbursements once the shutdown ends, although it was not clear whether that will happen. Governors of Arizona, South Dakota and Colorado have made similar requests to reopen some or all of their parks. A spokesman for Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer said the Republican governor is committed to finding a way to reopen the Grand Canyon, one of the state’s most important economic engines

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SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Blood banks are declaring fewer critical shortages these days and in some cases cutting staff in response to dwindling demand for blood — the result of fewer elective surgeries being performed and medical advances that curb bleeding in the operating room. The nation’s blood-collection system has undergone a dramatic change from just a decade ago, when agencies that oversee the blood supply worried whether they could keep up with the needs of an aging population. Now blood banks are making fewer but more targeted appeals for donations and reducing the size of their operations. Blood centers shifted “from a collect-as-much-as-you-can mentality to a collect-to-need mentality,” said Dr. Darrell Triulzi, medical director for the Institute for Transfusion Medicine in Pittsburgh and a former president of AABB, formerly known as the American Association of Blood Banks. “They started collecting only what they needed. That’s new to the industry. We’re still learning how to do that well.” Job cuts have been a part of the process. The Indiana Blood Center announced in June that it would eliminate 45 positions in a restructuring that also involved reducing its mobile operations, closing a donor center and cutting other costs because demand from hospitals had fallen 24 percent from the previous year. The Community Blood Center of the Ozarks in Springfield, Mo., announced in March that it was cutting staff by nearly 18 percent. Blood centers in Florida, West Virginia and Connecticut have taken similar steps. The blood-collection system began changing dramatically with the Great Recession, when Americans who had lost their jobs and health insurance put off non-critical procedures. The need for blood is still falling even as the economy recovers. Demand dropped by 8.2 percent from 2008 to 2011 and continues to drop, according to a report by the AABB. Contributing to the decline are blood-management programs, which include collecting blood lost during an operation and returning it to the patient, maximizing hemoglobin levels to prevent anemia and using medications to reduce bleeding during surgery. Blood-management programs have been around for more than a decade, but have only started catching on in larger numbers in the past several years, Triulzi said. The AABB surveyed hospitals and blood centers about blood-management programs in 2011 and found nearly a third of hospitals surveyed had started such programs. Advances in surgical methods, including laparoscopic techniques that use small “keyhole” incisions, have also curbed the need for blood. Experts say that doesn’t mean there’s a blood glut, but there are fewer times when blood banks declare shortages and issue urgent pleas for donations, which were once commonplace. Instead, blood centers have altered their approach, holding fewer drives and often targeting people with specific blood types. Some are even offering gas cards, T-shirts or the chance to win tickets to NFL football games as incentives.

Obama signs bill to pay military death benefits

.DES MOINES, Iowa I’m hearing are going to be (AP) — Harvest is in full right up there.” swing across the country, and The best crops in the U.S. farmers in many states are are in areas that received surprised at the abundance adequate rain combined with of corn they’re getting from cooler temperatures at the their fields. time corn pollinated, a welDairy farmer Ben Steffen, come sight after last year’s who also grows corn, soy- dismal harvest due to the beans and wheat on 1,900 drought withering corn and acres near the southeastern soybean fields and burning Nebraska town of Humboldt, up pastures. Record harvests said his first corn field are likely this year in many brought in 168 bushels an states, including Alabama, acre, above the average of Georgia, Indiana and Ohio. 140. All that corn will help “I’m surprised that what refill bins that had been empI’m hearing from my neigh- tied after last year’s droughtbors there are some really reduced harvest of 10.7 bil(Continued from page 1) completed, the sale has not closed and no paperwork has been filed outstanding yields,” he said. lion bushels, the lowest since at any of the county offices at the courthouse. The listed owners “I don’t know if I would 2006, said Chad Hart, an There were three tracts of ground on the auction block, two of prior to the auction were David Wilson, Nicholas North Co., Inc., consider it a record crop at agriculture economist with this point, but the numbers Iowa State University. which are adjacent with a third connected at one corner. The tracts and Janice Wilson Terhune. were all approximately 78 acres each of tillable cropland. In total, In the same release, the auction company’s president, R.D. the 233 acres brought a price of $3,275,000. Most of the 233 acres Schrader, said that potential buyers of farm ground seem to be are Hoytville soil, with a few areas of Nappanee soil. looking long term. The land is within the boundaries of the Blue Creek Wind Farm, “Most of the people attending our auctions are focused on the although there are no turbines on the land. The location is just north enduring value and stable returns provided by farmland,” he said. of the Stoneco quarry and less than one mile from the Van Wert- “Operators and investors who are buying for the long term don’t Paulding County Line. worry too much about whether prices are up or down month According to reports, the auction brought around 100 people to to month. They are more concerned about location, soils and Answers to Thursday’s questions: the Van Wert County Fairgrounds. Although the auction has been other farm-specific factors.” The dachshund, one of the oldest dog breeds in history, gets its name from one of its earliest uses — hunting badgers. In German, Dachs means “badger,” Hunds is “hound.” The peregrine falcon was first animal to be listed as an (Continued from page 2) reporter, Mrs. Howard Metzger. After was effected at a regular meeting of a social evening, the club planned to the group conducted in St. John’s High endangered species in the United States in the late 1970s. Court Delphos No. 707, Catholic meet in the home of Mrs. Roger Slusser School assembly Monday evening. The It still remains on the list. Today’s questions: Daughters of America met this week at for its next meeting. following are the new officers: Donald What is the most common species of domesticated the Knights of Columbus club rooms Say, president; Robert Kindley, vice for a business session and a “1492” 75 Years Ago – 1938 president; Thomas Stallkamp, secre- bird? Where did gangster Al Capone get the scar on his party. A donation of $50 was made to Austrian and German refugees tary-treasurer; and Stanley Suever, vice cheek? the St. John’s School Festival. During appealed for United States aid in find- president. Answers in Saturday’s Herald. the party, games of bunch were played ing asylum in America or other counThe Treasurers and Secretaries The Outstanding National Debt as of 11 p.m. Thursday with Mrs. William F. Morris receiving tries. The appeal said that many of the teams in the K of C bowling league high honors and Mrs. James Hemker refugees would be sent to concentration will swing into action Tuesday night was $16,749,610,6790,876. The estimated population of the United States is low. camps and some faced execution, if at the Recreation club. Members of The Intellexus Club met in the home they entered Germany or came under the Treasurers team are R. Weger, Dr. 316,820,729, so each citizen’s share of this debt is of Mrs. John Jervis at Rimer recently. German rule once again in the German- R. Brown, E. Ricker, J. Metzner and $52,869. The National Debt has continued to increase an averNew officers were elected as follows: occupied regions of Czechoslovakia. J. Helmkamp. The Secretaries are J. president, Mrs. Richard Hamilton; Reorganization of the local branch Schmit, P. Wulfhorst, V. Metzner, C. age of $1.82 billion per day since Sept. 30, 2012. secretary-treasurer, Mrs. Jervis, and of the Catholic Youth Organization Reinemeyer and R. Ricker.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Families of fallen troops will be assured of receiving death benefits under legislation President Barack Obama signed Thursday amid a national firestorm after the Pentagon suspended the roughly $100,000 payments during the partial government shutdown. Obama signed the bill into law after it won final passage in the Senate earlier in the day. But his chief spokesman, Jay Carney, had said the measure was unnecessary because a military charity had stepped in to continue the payments. Carney also had declined to say whether Obama would sign the bill, which reinstates benefits for surviving family members, including funeral and burial expenses, and death gratuity payments. The Pentagon typically pays out $100,000 within three days of a service member’s death. It said 29 active-duty service members have died since Oct. 1, when parts of the government shut down in a dispute between the White House and Congress over the president’s health care law. The Pentagon had said the lapse in funding meant it had no authority to continue the payments, but that explanation that did not sit well with members of Congress in either party. The Pentagon said a law allowing members of the military to be paid during the shutdown did not cover the death benefit payments. Congress passed and Obama signed that measure into law before the shutdown began, and lawmakers insisted the benefits shouldn’t have been affected.

28 years in prison for corrupt ex-Detroit mayor
DETROIT (AP) — A former Detroit mayor was sent to federal prison for nearly three decades Thursday, after offering little remorse for the widespread corruption under his watch but acknowledging he let down the troubled city during a critical period before it landed in bankruptcy. Prosecutors argued that Kwame Kilpatrick’s “corrupt administration exacerbated the crisis” that Detroit now finds itself in. A judge agreed with the government’s recommendation that 28 years in prison was appropriate for rigging contracts, taking bribes and putting his own price on public business. It is one of the toughest penalties doled out for public corruption in recent U.S. history and seals a dramatic fall for Kilpatrick, who was elected mayor in 2001 at age 31 and is the son of a former senior member of Congress. While Detroit’s finances were eroding, he was getting bags of cash from city contractors, kickbacks hidden in the bra of his political fundraiser and private cross-country travel from businessmen, according to trial evidence. Kilpatrick, 43, said he was sorry if he let down his hometown but denied ever stealing from the citizens of Detroit. “I’m ready to go so the city can move on,” Kilpatrick said, speaking softly with a few pages of notes before U.S. District Judge Nancy Edmunds ordered the sentence. “The people here are suffering, they’re hurting. A great deal of that hurt I accept responsibility for,” he said. In March, he was convicted of racketeering conspiracy, fraud, extortion and tax crimes. The government called it the “Kilpatrick enterprise,” a yearslong scheme to shake down contractors and reward allies. He was doomed by his own text messages, which revealed efforts to fix deals for a pal, Bobby Ferguson, an excavator. Prosecutors said $73 million of Ferguson’s $127 million in revenue from city work came through extortion. The government alleged that he in turn shared cash with Kilpatrick. Agents who pored over bank accounts and credit cards said Kilpatrick spent $840,000 beyond his salary during his time as mayor, from 2002 to fall 2008. Defense attorneys tried to portray the money as generous gifts from political supporters who opened their wallets

“It’s not ideal, but if there’s something we can do to help reopen it, Gov. Brewer has been committed to trying to find that way,” said spokesman Andrew Wilder. Brewer and state legislative leaders have said they would make state funding available, but “the state cannot pay the federal government’s bills indefinitely,” Wilder said. Businesses outside the Grand Canyon have pledged $400,000. October is a peak month for tourism in Arizona and other parts of the West. In South Dakota, a spokesman said Gov. Dennis Daugaard is considering the government’s offer, but wants to see how much it would cost. Daugaard, a Republican, “appreciates the federal government’s willingness to evaluate other options,” said Dusty Johnson, Daugaard’s chief of staff. “When we get the numbers, he’ll consider it more fully.” Herbert, also a Republican, said in a letter Tuesday to President Barack Obama that the shutdown of national parks has been “devastating” to individuals and businesses that rely on park operations for their livelihood. Utah is home to five national parks, including Zion, Bryce and Arches, which attract visitors from around the world. “The current federally mandated closure is decimating the bottom line of bed-and-breakfast business owners and operators in Torrey (Utah), outfitters at Bryce Canyon City and restaurant owners in Moab,” Herbert wrote. He estimated the economic impact of the federal government shutdown on Utah at about $100 million. Androff said the Interior Department will consider agreements with governors who “indicate an interest and ability to fully fund National Park Service personnel to re-open national parks in their states.” Decisions about which parks to reopen and for how long have not been made, Androff said. All 401 park service units nationwide are eligible for state donations, Androff said. Figures compiled by a coalition of retired park service workers indicate that some 700,000 people a day would have been visiting the parks and that the surrounding areas are losing $76 million in visitor spending per day.

States joining forces to scrub voter rolls Corn harvest above
SEATTLE (AP) — More than half of states are now working in broad alliances to scrub voter rolls of millions of questionable registrations, identifying people registered in multiple states and tens of thousands of dead voters who linger on election lists. Poll managers are looking for more states to get involved and say the efforts are necessary because outdated voter registration systems are unable to keep up with a society where people frequently move from one state to another. While many of the registration problems are innocent, some election leaders fear the current disorder within the system is inviting trouble. “It creates an environment where there could be more problems,” said Scott Gessler, the Republican secretary of state in Colorado. “It’s a precursor to potential fraud, there’s no doubt about it.” Half of all states have now joined a consortium anchored by the state of Kansas, compiling their voter registration lists at the end of every year to assess for duplicates. That program has grown rapidly since beginning in 2005 in an agreement between four Midwestern states. Meanwhile, seven states are coordinating on another project that makes those assessments more frequently with advanced algorithms — while also checking for deceased voters. The efforts are already finding massive numbers of outdated or problematic registrations. This year, the Kansas project identified some 5 million records that were questionable in 22 states and also identified some people who voted in multiple states, according to officials. The newer project — known as the Electronic Registration Information Center — identified hundreds of thousands of other registrations that need updating, including 23,000 people who were dead.

for birthdays or holidays. “It is difficult to quantify the total cost of the devastating corruption instigated by Kilpatrick. … But one thing was certain: It was the citizens of Detroit who suffered when they turned over their hard-earned tax dollars but failed to receive the best services,” the judge said. Kilpatrick was convicted in March, just days before Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder sent an emergency manager to Detroit to take control of city operations. The city filed for Chapter 9 bankruptcy in July, overloaded with at least $18 billion in long-term debt. Edmunds said Kilpatrick can’t be blamed for the bankruptcy — he’s been out of office for five years — but “corruption has its own cost.”

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