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Finance meeting to follow council
Joe Martz, chairman of the Finance Committee, has scheduled a finance meeting for Monday after the regular council meeting at the Delphos Municipal Building to discuss budget and finances. The meeting is open to the public.

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BY NANCY SPENCER Herald Editor nspencer@delphosherald.com DELPHOS The Delphos City Council Finance Committee went on a fact-finding mission for options to replace lost revenue into the citys coffers Monday. Finance Committee Vice Chair Jim Knebel ran the meeting. His first question concerned the government DEFA loan payments for the wastewater and water plants and the reservoir. Auditor Tom Jettinghoff said he had talked with Ohio Water Development Authority several months ago and there was a sixmonth deferment option but OWDA wanted to see a concerted effort by the city to attempt to do what was necessary to make the payments. It was also asked if the loans could be refinanced at a more attractive interest rate and Jettinghoff said no, government loans are at a fixed rate and cannot be refinanced. He added that an additional loan with an area bank was at 2 percent and there would not be much savings there. Safety Service Director Greg Berquist suggested council approve a water and sewer rate increase for one year to show DEFA the city is serious about trying to meet the loan payments. It will get us through 2014 and 2015 will look a little better, he said.

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Boosters set pork chop dinner


The Delphos Jefferson Athletic Boosters will hold a pork chop dinner from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 27 in the Jefferson High School cafeteria. Meals are carry-out only. Pre-sale tickets are $7.50 and can be purchased from any fall sport athlete, booster member or at Delphos Discount Drugs by Friday. The meal includes a pork chop, baked potato, corn and dinner roll.

The committee also visited the fire departments bottom line and asked if there was a way to trim enough with collaboration between the union and administration to avoid the layoff of three firefighters and 30 part-time firefighters. Platoon Chief and Union President Don Moreo said the union was willing to take a near 7-percent reduction in pay to keep two guys on station per shift and the Michael Fay (left) is shown with his attorney William offering was turned down by Kluge, Lima, during Tuesdays pre-trial. (Putnam Sentinel/ the administration. Knebel Nancy Kline) asked Berquist why the idea wasnt workable. Its still creating overtime, Berquist said. The fire department has a perpetual circle of overtime. See FIGURES, page 12

Fay pleads guilty to two counts of murder


BY NANCY KLINE DHI Correspondent news@delphosherald.com

Library sets Halloween party


Sign up will begin Thursday for an OldFashioned Halloween Party at the Delphos Public Library. The party will take place from 4-5 p.m. Oct. 29 in the First Edition Building. It is open to children 5-10 years of age. Children are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes as they will parade through the library at the end of the activity hour. Activities will include creepy crafts, startling stories and gruesome grub. The program is limited to 30 children. Call the library at 419-695-4015 to register.

Village council meeting changed


Fort Jennings Village Council has changed its October meeting. Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Jennings Branch Library. The public is welcome.

Legion holds flag disposal ceremony


The Delphos American Legion held its annual Flag Disposal Ceremony Monday. Hundreds of flags from military gravesites and those turned in by residents were properly disposed of with the VFW and Veterans Council participating in the function. (Delphos Herald/Mary M. Grothause)

OTTAWA During a pre-trial hearing Tuesday morning, Michael Fay pled guilty to killing two Ottawa boys. He faces up to two consecutive life sentences without parole. Fay, now 18, was accused of killing brothers Blake, 17, and Blaine Romes, 14, on the morning of May 9. The three teens and their mothers shared a house trailer in Ottawa. Todd Schroeder, Putnam County Assistant Prosecutor, outlined the events leading up to the killings. He said Fay and the Romes brothers got into an argument on the evening of May 8. Later that night, while the Romes brothers were asleep, Fay remained angry. After taking a shower, he left the trailer to drive to a Taco Bell in Lima. He arrived there at 1:06 a.m. on May 9. Schroeder said the Taco Bell was only one mile from a storage unit where he drove to obtain a gun. Fay returned to the trailer, then waited until a train was going by around 2:18 a.m.. When the train blew its whistle, Fay shot Blaine in the head. Schroeder said Blaine was sleeping on the couch. Fay then decided to finish the job and went into the bedroom where Blake was sleeping. Fay then shot Blake and additional acts of violence occurred, according to Schroeder. Schroeder said Fay then took steps to conceal and hide the evidence. The state is recommending 30 years to life for each charge of aggravated murder. Judge Randall Basinger reminded Fay that these sentences could run consecutively. Other charges, including abuse of a corpse, tampering with evidence and grand theft of a motor vehicle, were dismissed. The defense has requested a pre-sentence report. Sentencing has been scheduled for Nov. 18 at 10:30 a.m.

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City school treasurer, state looking at $125,000 issue


BY STEPHANIE GROVES Staff Writer sgroves@delphosherald.com DELPHOS During the Monday night school board meeting, Treasurer Brad Rostorfer reported the Delphos City School District has received notice from the state regarding the amount of money spent on students in 2012 verses 2013. Monies appropriated for the District Federal Maintenance of Effort was $125,000 less than the previous year. We hired two teachers from Allen County, Rostorfer said. We also cut $700,000 out of the budget. The district is communicating with state officials to work out the issues. Also in the works is a proposal to repair the west side of the middle school building above the girls restroom area. That work should begin in the near future. Instead of the Straight A Grant, we have decided to go another direction, Rostorfer stated. A teacher is putting together a technology grant. Delphos City Schools Superintendent Kevin Wolfe gave his report on Race to the Top. Its been a quiet month and work has begun on Student Learning Outcomes (SLO), Wolfe said. Teachers have attended workshops in Allen County. Wolfe said data collected from the SLOs will be submitted today and the team will meet with district representatives after school on Oct. 28 to discuss the next step in the program. School principals Mark Fuerst, John Edinger and Doug Westrick have completed their five-minute walkthroughs and are now completing formal evaluations. In November, the team will participate in a training on the I.S. System, Wolfe detailed. It is an informative assessment which checks students growth. See SCHOOL, page 12

Elida honors Students of Month, discusses upcoming legislation


BY CYNTHIA YAHNA Herald Correspondent news@delphosherald.com ELIDA Honors and achievements for students of the month topped the Elida School Board meeting Tuesday. Board member Sally Ulrich introduced the students that were to be honored. Each were given an achievement pin and congratulated by Superintendent Don Diglia and School Board President Dennis Fricke. The following students were designated as students of the month for October: Elida Elementary School Emalee Cunningham, Weston Eversole, Brionna Jackson, Eben Jackson, Dalton Swickrath and Kaleb Wolfe; Elida Middle School Ethan Foster, Jon Frueh, Bailey Gibson and Chloe Press; and Elida High School Mercedese Barnett, Garrett Brinkman, Sabrina Kline

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and Josh Palmer. Diglia presented the fall legislative review on state board requirements and several house bills and one senate bill. House Bill 237 is about curriculum and instruction. Senate Bill 96 would require one unit of world history or world culture study for graduation and would take effect the school year following passage. House Bill 193 is a placeholder bill for new graduation requirements. The state boards proposed graduation requirement transition for the current ninthgrade, class of 2017 (3) tests and seven graduation points, eighth-grade, class of 2018 (5) tests and 12 points; seventhgrade, class of 2019, (8) tests and 20 points; and the sixthgrade class of 2020, (10) tests and 25 points. See ELIDA, page 12

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For The Record VW Sheriff investigates burglary in Pleasant Township OBITUARIES The Delphos
Information submitted VAN WERT Sheriff Thomas M. Riggenbach released a statement that deputies are investigating a residential burglary that occurred in Pleasant Township. Sheriff Riggenbach stated the burglary occurred during the morning daylight hours on Tuesday. Deputies learned that a female approached the resident who was outside. The female suspect talked to the resident while outside the home. The female suspect continued speaking with the resident and at some point a male suspect, who had remained in a truck, went into the home. While inside the home, the male suspect stole money and property from the residence. The female suspect is described as white, 54-56 tall, 110-120 pounds with short light-colored hair and wearing a bandana on her head. She was in the company of a white male. The suspects vehicle is described as an older model light-colored pickup. Anyone seeing a female or vehicle Tuesday morning matching this description is asked to contact the Van Wert County Sheriffs Office. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact the Van Wert County Sheriffs Office at 419-238-3866 on online at www.vanwertcountysheriff.com and use the Submit a CrimeTip link. People providing information can remain anonymous. The Bureau of Criminal Investigations from the Ohio Attorney Generals Office was contacted to process the crime scene.

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One Year Ago The FORT Adventure after-school program, sponsored by the county Safe Schools/Healthy Students Initiative grant, is back in full swing. Seventyseven students are enrolled in the fall session. FORT (Focusing on Remarkable Things) Adventure is open to all students in grades 1-4.

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Parents Night crowd as junior quarterback Greg Klausing passed 14 yards to senior tight end Kevin Wrasman for the winning score with 11 seconds left. 50 Years Ago 1963 A bow and arrow brought down a six-point buck near Grover Hill Tuesday morning. The successful archer was Norman Brewer of Delphos. He and Don Moore of Delphos belong to Pleasant Valley Archers in Fort Jennings and both recently took part in a recent safari by 10 Delphos area men to Wyoming. Others who hunted with the twosome were Art Sheeter, Robert Parsons, John Phillips and Blank Parsons, all of Delphos. Winners in the Over 40-Under 40 golf tournament held this past weekend at the Delphos Country Club and the winners wives will be afforded taxi service, escorts and free dinners Saturday night when the dinner party celebrating the outcome of the tourney is held. Reservations are necessary for non-tournament members and can be made by contacting Don Kurtz or at the clubhouse. Junior Mothers Club members met at the Ohio Power Company Tuesday evening for a cooking demonstration given by Gale Bourquin, assisted by Mrs. Merle Pitsenbarger. A drawing was held for the prepared foods and were won by Mrs.

25 Years Ago 1988 Jefferson Senior High School has been notified by National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) that Kim Carmean and Mike Goliver have been designated commended students in the 1989 national merit scholarship program, according to George F. Ervin, principal. Winners of the recent annual Fort Jennings Lions Club sweepstakes were top winner of $1,500 cash or a trip for two to Las Vegas, Doug Von Sossan of Fort Jennings; second-place winner of $700 was Bob Schuerman Jr. and Kenny Miehls; third-place winner of $400 was Bill Warnecke Sr. Winner of the 50-50 drawing was Bea Roby of Fort Jennings. St. Johns players dedicated their game against state-ranked St. Henry to their parents and then delivered the best present possible a 17-13 come-from-behind upset win. The Blue Jays shocked playoffcontending St. Henry Friday night before a

Officer: Holmes gave self-satisfying smirk


CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) A police officer responding to the deadly Colorado theater shooting testified Tuesday that he asked James Holmes twice whether he had an accomplice, but Holmes only looked at him and smiled. Officer Justin Grizzle described the smile as a selfsatisfying offensive smirk during a pretrial hearing over Holmes statements to police before he was read his Miranda rights. Grizzle and officer Jason Sweeney were among the first officers to arrive at the back exit to the theater on July 20, 2012, and found Holmes standing beside his car. It was a chaotic scene with screaming and

bloodied victims still fleeing the theater as officers handcuffed Holmes and searched him. Sweeney said that when he asked Holmes if there was another shooter, Holmes answered No, its just me. Other officers have testified that they asked Holmes the same question without realizing he had already been asked. It was just chaos with everybody trying to figure out what was going on, Sweeney said. Roughly two hours would pass before the confusion subsided and detectives would read Holmes his rights anything you say can be used against you. In the meantime, officers also asked Holmes questions about weapons and explosives.

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The girls repeatedly intimidated Rebecca selected varieties and called her names, the sheriff said, and at one point, the younger girl even beat up WINTER HAVEN, Fla. After 12-year- Rebecca at school. Both girls were charged as juveniles with old Rebecca Sedwick committed suicide last month, one of her tormenters continued to third-degree felony aggravated stalking. If make comments about her online, even brag- convicted, its not clear how much time, if any ging about the bullying, a sheriff said Tuesday. at all, the girls would spend in juvenile detenThe especially callous remark hastened the tion because they did not have any previous arrest of a 14-year-old girl and a 12-year-old criminal history, the sheriff said. girl who were primarily responsible for bullyThe sheriffs office identified the two girls, 24 oz. ing Rebecca, Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd but The Associated Press generally does not said. They were charged with stalking and name juveniles charged with crimes. Inparents. the Deli Save up to $3.00 lb. the 14-year-old released to their The bullying began after Kretschmar a boy Rebecca had been Yes, I bullied Rebecca and she killed her- girl started dating said. self but I dont give a and you can add the seeing, the sheriff Virginia Brand A man who answered the phone at the last word yourself, the sheriff said, quoting a 14-year-olds Lakeland home said he was her Facebook post the older girl made Saturday. Police in central Florida said Rebecca was father and told The Associated Press none of tormented online and at school by as many its true. My daughters a good girl and Im 100 as 15 girls before she climbed a tower at an abandoned concrete plant and hurled herself percent sure that whatever theyre saying to her death Sept. 9. She is one of at least a about my daughter is not true, he said. dozen or so suicides in the past three years At their mobile home, a barking pit bull that were attributed at least in part to cyber- stood guard and no one came outside despite bullying. shouts from reporters for an interview. 95% Fat Free, No MSG, Filler or Gluten The sheriff said they were still investigatNeighbor George Colom said he had never ing the girls, and trying to decide whether the interacted with the girl but noticed lb. her playing parents should be charged. roughly with other children on the street. Im aggravated that the parents arent Kids getting beat up, kids crying, Colom doing what parents should do, the sheriff said. The kids hang loose unsupervised all said. Responsible parents take disciplinary the time. Save up to $2.00 lb. action. A telephone message left at the 12-year-old About a year ago, the older girl threat- girls home was not immediately returned and ened to fight Rebecca while they were sixth- no one answered the door. graders at Crystal Lake Middle School and Orlando attorney David Hill said detectold her to drink bleach and die, the sheriff tives may be able to pursue contributing to the said. She also convinced the younger girl to delinquency of a minor charge for the parents, bully Rebecca, even though they had been if they knew their daughters were bullying best friends. Rebecca yet did nothing about it.

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Country Music Princess Kellie Pickler tickets released today


Information submitted VAN WERT First Federal of Van Wert proudly presents the wildly popular and musically gifted Kellie Pickler to the Niswonger Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 25. This young woman is first and foremost a force of nature, known for following her restless small-town dream to the upper reaches of the music world. Pickler was first recognized as one of the six finalists in the fifth season of the popular reality TV show American Idol. While on tour with Idol, Pickler recorded her first album, which firmly established her in the country music industry. Her breath-of-fresh-air personality took her to the top with hits including Red High Heels, Dont You Know Youre Beautiful, Best Days of Your Life and I Wonder. Kellies new release The Woman I Am, comes available on Nov. 11. Pickler combines beauty, wit, humor and guilelessness in a way that has attracted fans from her first days in the spotlight to her crowning glory on Dancing With The Stars. Experience Kellies most recent video, Someone Somewhere Tonight, at www.NPACVW.org. Pickler is presented by First Federal of Van Wert. Supporting Sponsors include Dark Horse Productions, Mercer Landmark, Your Lima Hometown Stations, T102 WIMT, Willow Bend Country Club and CakeCrazy. Tickets are reasonably priced from $27-$59 and are released for sale at noon today. The box office is open from noon to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at 419-238-6722 (NPAC). Order tickets online any time of day www.NPACVW.org. Presale tickets, available by purchasing the Grand Series or bundling three or more events, have been very popular. There is a lim-

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Lincoln Highway Run and Ride registration deadline extended


Information submitted Area runners and bicyclists take note registration for this years Lincoln Run and Ride has been extended to Saturday. This event, in recognition of the Lincoln Highways 100th birthday, will take place on Nov. 9 between Convoy and Van Wert. Early entry fee is $25. Registrations entered after Saturday will be $30 and run-day registration will be $35. Commemorative T-shirts are $15. Check-in will begin at 8 a.m. in Fountain Park. Awards for first place male and female in the 7-mile and the 5K will be given at noon, again in Fountain Park. A third award will also be given to the male and female who show the best Lincoln Highway Spirit that is, a red-white-blue motif. If weather requires a change, check-in and awards will be held at the Hotel Marsh. Runners may participate in either a 5K or a 7-mile run. The 5K run will begin at Alexander & Bebouts parking lot beginning at 10 a.m., while the 7-mile will begin at 10:05 a.m. starting at the intersection of Lincoln Highway and Tully Street, just north of Convoy. Bicyclists will follow the 7-mile course beginning at 10 a.m. Transportation to Alexander & Bebout and Convoy will be provided by bus. Full details are available by calling the Convention & Visitors Bureau at 419-238-9378 or by visiting their website, www.visitvanwert. org, and following the Special Events link.

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Local Boy Scout District names new district executive


Information submitted LIMA The Great Oaks District of the Boy Scouts of America announces the appointment of Jim Mason as its new local District Executive. Mason most recently served as the Scouting Executive for Logan and Champaign counties. Mason has a long history with the Boy Scouts and was selected as one of the Top 50 Scoutmasters in the United States. The public will be able to meet and talk with the incoming Mason at a meet-and-greet event to be held from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Boy Scout Shop located at 752 W. Robb Avenue, Lima. Light refreshments will be served. Please call Andrew Tata at 419-422-4326 for further information.

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Information submitted VAN WERT The Van Wert Area Nurses Association sponsored its 13th annual Hit the Road bus trip on Oct. 9 to Michigan City, Ind. Forty four nurses, three allied professionals and one friend participated. On the way to and from Michigan City the group watched educational videos on The 1918 Flu Epidemic, Prevention and Treatment for MRSA Infections, Superbug Infections and Treatment of the Next Pandemic, Proper Administration and Prescribing of Antibiotics, New Global Threats in Our Society and The Healing Capabilities of Laughter in Medicine. The group then had the opportunity to shop at the Lighthouse Premium Outlet and enjoy the Blue Chip Casino. The bus trip funds the three annual nursing scholarships given in the spring of each year. The arrangements were made through the YWCA Travel Department. A big thanks to Rosemary Foreman, RN nursing association member and experienced tour guide for the YWCA, for being our escort for the day. Thanks goes out to all members for their generous gifts they donated for the raffles. Those traveling included Elaine Barnes, Sue Beining, Kathleen Bodiker, Jan Borg, Karen Brown, Leigh Carey, Cindy Cook, Amy Cox, Brenda Edwards, Robin Feicht, Karla Fent, Rosemary Foreman, Karen Gardner,

Participants in the Van Wert Nurses Association Hit the Road trip that travelled to Michigan City, Ind. on Oct. 9. (Submitted photo) Juith Goodge, Julie Gauvey, Diane Grothaus, Rosemary Hagar, Joyce Halpin, Jackie Hernandez, Cyndi Hesseling, Karen Hoersten, Mary Howard, Shirley Jarvis, Linna Kelly, Carolyn Kesler and Laura Klausing. Also attending: Janet Knapped, Barbara Laing, Sandra Lack, Joan Long, Jean Ludwig, Phyllis Matthews, Dee Miller, Joyce Morris, Stephanie Okay, Dian Peters, Jenny Profit, Mary Kay Purport, Lisa Rodman, Reese Rohrs, Kathy Scheldt, Barbara Showalter, Daniel Smith, Sharing Smith, Suzy Stripe, Janelle Sites, Carolyn Wells and Wayne Warren.

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Information submitted VAN WERT From 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday is the 27th Apple Festival at the Van Wert County Fairgrounds. Whats new at the Apple Festival? Saturday morning from 8 a.m.-noon, American Legion 40/8 will be serving a pancake and sausage breakfast: pancakes, apple pancakes, sausage, biscuits and gravy. Have breakfast and enjoy the Apple Festival. Saturday morning/afternoon take a look at the past. Thanks to the Old Fort Model A Club of the Fort Wayne, Ind., area, who will have on display 10-15 Model As from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. between the commercial and horticultural buildings (weather permitting). Adjacent to the antique cars, apple butter will be made in a copper kettle for the second year after its return to the Apple Festival. Come enjoy breakfast, crafts, good food, apples, school art display, trains, antiques, mums and much more this weekend; free admission thanks to the Van Wert County Agricultural Society and our sponsors, including Brickners Ambulance Service which was omitted in our publications.

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Information submitted LIMA The Ohio State Beauty Academy is excited to announce a student hair competition taking place Thursday with the theme Hair the Music. The showcase of student talent will take place at the UNOH Event Center with doors opening at 5:30 p.m.; the event will start at 6 p.m. Hair the Music will feature hairstyles in five different categories: country, pop, hip hop/R&B, classical and rock/punk. There are more than 70 students competing in the show. Each student will be judged on the following criteria: creativity and uniqueness, degree of difficulty, technical skill, presentation/neatness and overall look. There will be a first-, second- and thirdplace team within each category. The show is free and open to the public with a special intermission performance from Lyns Academy of Dance. Please come and enjoy the creative visions of Ohio State Beauty Academy students in Hair the Music.

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BELLEFONTAINE YMCA Camp Willson, a charitable not-for-profit organization, is a wonderful place for family camping, enrichment programs for children and weekends for adults. The camp is currently taking registrations for the following programs. Mother/Daughter Weekend, Nov. 1-3. Enjoy a funfilled relaxing weekend and connect with your daughter. We will offer activities like rock climbing, nature hikes, fishing, horseback riding, crafts, giant swing and so much more. Cost $165/pair, $50 for each daughter beyond pair. Fall Festival Camp, Nov. 8-10. Join us for a funfilled weekend playing on the giant swing, archery, horseback riding, campfire cooking, Saturday night party and so much more! Ages: 7-16. Cost $100. Call YMCA Camp Willson, located in Bellefontaine, at 1-800-423-0427 for registration information. Visit our website at ymcacampwillson.org.

Pictured, left to right, are Laurie Piper, Fall Fright Festival committee member; Elizabeth Saunier, president; Pat Freeman, Lodge youth activities chairman; and Lisa McGuire, vice president.

Van Wert Elks donates to Fall Fright Festival


Information submitted VAN WERT Van Wert Elks Lodge 1197, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, recently donated $100, along with 1,000 drug awareness coloring books, to the Van Wert City Parks and Recreation Department towards the annual Fall Fright Festival to be held on Oct. 26 at the Van Wert County Fairgrounds. This will be the 21st year the Parks Department has been able to provide a free and safe Halloween event for the children of the community. The drug awareness coloring books will be distributed to the children attending in the goodie bag they receive when they enter the event. The main event of the Festival is the costume judging with cash awards in several categories. Van Wert Elks Lodge 1197 is proud to be able to assist in this event for the children of the community.

YWCA youth fall swim lessons registration now open


Information submitted VAN WERT The YWCA of Van Wert County is now accepting registration for its holiday swim lesson session. The eight-week session begins Oct. 28 and runs through Dec. 20. Classes are tentatively scheduled for Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings. Call for specific class times. Open registration will begin at 6:30 a.m. Monday. The YWCA offers two basic youth swim programs: Preschool Swim Program and Learn-to-Swim Program. The Preschool Swim Program works with children 3-5 years of age teaching them the basic water propulsive skills, creating awareness of their aquatic environment and working on gaining greater aquatic independence. All preschool level classes have a maximum of six participants to ensure safe, quality one-on-one instruction. The YWCA also offers a Parent-Child class for children 6 months old to 2 years of age which requires an adult participant to work with the enrolled child in the pool under an instructors supervision and leadership. These classes are 30 minutes long. Class fees are $42 for the eight-week session. The Learn-to-Swim Program begins at Level 1, helping participants feel comfortable in the water and works up through Level 6, which refines strokes and teaches participants to swim with ease, efficiency, power and smoothness over great distances. All upper level classes have a maximum of eight children enrolled to ensure safe, quality one-onone instruction. These classes are 45 minutes long. Class fees are $56 for the eightweek session. The YWCA is a United Way and Van Wert County Foundation funded agency. For more information, contact Danni Chiles, program director, at 419-2386639 extension 101.

More than $27,000 in egineering scholarships available through EFO


Information submitted The Engineers Foundation of Ohio (EFO) is offering more than $27,000 in academic scholarships to qualifying engineering students for the 20132014 academic year. Its programs like EFO scholarships that continue to give Ohio a technological edge in the international marketplace by encouraging our best students and engineers to remain in the state, EFO Executive Director Tim Schaffer said. Each year, EFO offers the scholarships to top engineering students from throughout Ohio. To qualify for most EFO scholarships, applicants must be U.S. citizens, permanent residents of the state of Ohio, and be graduating high school seniors admitted to an engineering program approved by the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET) at an Ohio engineering college or Notre Dame. In addition, candidates must meet the minimum academic standards of a SAT score of 600 in math and 500 in reading or composition (or an ACT score of 29 in math and 25 in English) and a 3.0 grade point average on the four-point scale. Additional criteria apply to some scholarships. For instance, the Lloyd A. Chacey, PE, Memorial Scholarship provides $2,000 annual grants to college juniors and seniors who must apply in their sophomore years. EFO, a nonprofit charitable organization established in 1964 by members of the Ohio Society of Professional

YMCA Halloween costume dance


Information submitted VAN WERT The YMCA of Van Wert County has announced a YMCA Halloween Dance on Friday from 6-9 p.m. This dance is open to the public for fourth-, fifth- and sixth grade kids. The kids are welcome to dress up in their Halloween costumes. There will be a $3 admission for each child and a concession stand available including pizza. Information about this and other programs available at the Van Wert YMCA can be found by calling (419) 238-0443 or visiting www.vwymca.org. The YMCA of Van Wert County is partially funded by the Van Wert County Foundation and United Way.

UNOH to host fall open house


Information submitted results of a test administered at 11 a.m. at the UNOH Event Center. The scholarship testing is only offered to high school seniors. The open house will feature information about bachelor degrees, associate degrees and diploma programs in majors such as accounting, agribusiness management, business administration, health care administration, information technology, marketing, medical assisting, health information technology, paralegal, office management, travel and hotel management, computer forensics, and sport marketing and management. An advisor for the programs that are offered One-Night-A-Week will be on campus to talk about the unique educational options for adults. There will be opportuni-

Engineers (OSPE), also sponsors educational programs including MATHCOUNTS for junior high school students and the Imagine Engineering coloring contest for second-graders. All EFO-supported programs and scholarships exist to elevate interest in math, science and engineering. EFOs scholarship application and brochure, which details the specific criteria for the scholarships offered this year, may be obtained from ohioengineer.com (click on Students & Educators, then on Programs for Students, then on Scholarships and print from PDF files); in high school guidance and career offices throughout Ohio; or by calling EFO at 614223-1177. The deadline for applications is Dec. 15.

LIMA The University of Northwestern Ohios Colleges of Business, Occupational Professions and Health Professions will hold an Open House at 1441 North Cable Road, Lima, on Oct. 25, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The university will offer scholarships to students based on

ties to discuss financial aid, employment possibilities and program curricula with department staff. Tours of the University of Northwestern Ohios 210plus acre campus will be available. The open house is open to the public. For further information, contact the Admissions Department at (419) 998-3120 or in person at 1441 North Cable Road in Lima.

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BY LOVINA EICHER This second week of October turned out to be nice and sunny although mornings are cool. It was a perfect week to catch up on outside work. One evening, my husband Joe and the boys cleared out one of our gardens and tilled it. Joe planned a ground cover crop this year to help replenish the soil. We werent used to doing this when we lived in Indiana but with the soil being so sandy around here, it will help. This year, we are trying a winter radish, although not edible, that will help prevent weeds and also replenishes the minerals needed in the soil. Several families in our church district have tried them and had good results. The girls are also raking leaves every chance they get. They are accumulating on the ground faster than they can keep up with our many trees. There are signs of autumn everywhere, including farmers who are starting to harvest their crops. We had some very happy children last night. Minnie, the miniature pony that daughter Susan trained and is also the mother of our miniature pony, Prancer, is ours to keep now. Her owner called and wondered if we would want her. He said we can just have her since Susan trained her and hes not really set up to take care of her this winter. The children wanted to go get her right away last night. Grapes are ripening late at the U-pick orchard this year due to the colder weather weve had. Tomorrow we plan to go pick grapes to put into juice. We are out of grape juice so it will be nice to have some on hand again. Cider and popcorn and apples are also a favorite snack around here this time of year. Saturday morning, we started out for Berne, Indiana, to attend the reunion of my Grandpa and Grandma Grabers family, who are both deceased. They have almost 1,400 descendants now. It was a large gathering which Im guessing over 1,000 attended. This reunion was held in a large shed at my cousin Dave and Mary Grabers. They furnished all the grilled chicken for everyone. We sure appreciated all the bother they went through. Its not easy getting ready for a crowd this big. The rest of the food was a carry-in. There were casseroles, mashed potatoes, gravy, salads of all types, lots and lots of desserts: cakes, pies, cookies and bars. Lemonade and coffee were served for drinks. There was more than enough food. I took cherry and apple pie but there were many different kinds of pie there. The last time this reunion was held was nine years ago at Uncle Elmer and Aunt Emmas. We were unable to attend so its been awhile since Ive seen some of my cousins. I did see a lot of them at the funerals of cousins Dan and Chris in January. Our thoughts went to their families that day thinking of their missing

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Information Submitted COLUMBUS The Ohio High School Athletic Association released its weekly football computer ratings Tuesday. The weekly computer ratings are released every Tuesday afternoon beginning after the fourth week of the season, leading up to the final report on Nov. 3. Beginning this season, there are seven football divisions. The largest 72 schools are in Division I, which is divided into two regions. The top 16 teams in both Division I regions will qualify for the playoffs. The top 20 schools in both Division I regions are shown below. There are approximately 108 schools each in Divisions II through VII, which are each divided into four regions. The top eight teams in each region will qualify for the playoffs. The top 12 are shown below. Ratings are listed by division and region with record and average points. Log on to the football page at OHSAA.org for an explanation of how the ratings are calculated. The complete report showing all teams in every region is linked below in PDF format. Staff Writer jmetcalfe@delphosherald.com OTTOVILLE The girls soccer tournament has begun. Fort Jennings and Miller City, two Putnam County League rivals, renewed old acquaintances Tuesday night in the first match of the Division III sectionals at the Ottoville Sports Complex. The Lady Musketeers scored twice in the second half to emerge as a 2-0 winner to advance to the 5 p.m. match Saturday against topseeded Kalida. After a scoreless first half, both teams picked up the attack. When we play a good first half, we tend to play a good match. When we struggled the first half, like we did tonight, we tend to struggled the whole way, Fort Jennings mentor Rod Wagner commented. I think part of that was our nerves, it being the opening match. I think we settled down quicker because we are a more veteran team. Miller City head man Ron Bruce noted his teams overall youth. Weve got freshmen and sophomores in the lineup, especially on defense and midfield, where last year we had seniors, Bruce acknowledged. Its been a learning process all season for these girls as to how quick the varsity game is versus anything else and how you have to elevate your game for the tournament. The keepers were up to the task as Lady Musketeer

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OHSAA Football Computer Ratings Oct. 15, 2013 Division I (top 16 from both regions qualify for the playoffs) Region 1 - 1. Hudson (7-0) 23.5571, 2. Lakewood St. Edward (6-0) 21.339, 3. Austintown-Fitch (7-0) 20.7214, 4. Canton McKinley (7-0) 20.3469, 5. Mentor (6-1) 16.9286, 6. Marysville (6-1) 16.8929, 7. Cleveland Heights (6-1) 15.8714, 8. Westerville Central (6-1) 15.7785, 9. Stow-Munroe Falls (6-1) 15.2571, 10. Wadsworth (6-1) 14.1929, 11. Elyria (5-2) 12.0214, 12. Cle. St. Ignatius (4-3) 11.6633, 13. Solon (4-3) 11.3286, 14. Strongsville (5-2) 11.0071, 15. Shaker Hts. (5-2) 10.0929, 16. Massillon Jackson (4-3) 9.9019, 17. Brunswick (4-3) 9.9, 18. Green (4-3) 8.9571, 19. North Royalton (3-4) 8.6643, 20. Tol. Whitmer (3-4) 8.3714. Region 2 - 1. Cin. Archbishop Moeller (7-0) 23.4489, 2. Centerville (6-1) 22.3367, 3. Cin. Colerain (7-0) 21.7316, 4. West Chester Lakota West (6-1) 21.1, 5. Hilliard Davidson (7-0) 19.35, 6. Pickerington North (7-0) 18.6327, 7. 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Cin. Glen Este (4-3) 8.25, 9. Cin. LaSalle (3-4) 8.249, 10. Harrison (4-3) 7.8357, 11. Vandalia Butler (4-3) 7.7357, 12. Cin. Anderson (3-4) 7.5929. Division III Region 7 - 1. Akron St. Vincent-St Mary (7-0) 19.6501, 2. Poland Seminary (7-0) 17.3786, 3. Chesterland West Geauga (6-1) 17.3429, 4. Hubbard (7-0) 17.1714, 5. Alliance Marlington (6-1) 13.5643, 6. Chagrin Falls Kenston (5-2) 13.5143, 7. Louisville (7-0) 13.3786, 8. Aurora (6-1) 12.45, 9. Alliance (5-2) 11.0357, 10. Warren Howland (4-3) 10.6643, 11. Chardon (4-3) 9.6071, 12. Norton (6-1) 9.1643. Region 8 - 1. Tol. Central Cath. (7-0) 22.1929, 2. Norwalk (6-1) 15.2143, 3. Clyde (6-1) 14.65, 4. Sandusky Perkins (7-0) 13.5, 5. Tiffin Columbian (6-1) 12.8714, 6. Napoleon (5-2) 10.4714, 7. Defiance (4-3) 7.8786, 8. Parma Padua Franciscan (3-4) 6.9786, 9. Medina Buckeye (3-4) 6.1286, 10. Lodi Cloverleaf (2-5) 5.2, 11. Elida (4-3) 4.8643, 12. Maumee (2-5) 4.3643. Region 9 - 1. Cols. Marion-Franklin (6-1) 15.2643, 2. The Plains Athens (7-0) 15.25, 3. Chillicothe (6-1) 13.0714, 4. Circleville Logan Elm (6-1) 12.9143, 5. Dover (5-2) 12.0306, 6. Cols. Brookhaven (5-2) 11.3947, 7. New Philadelphia (6-1) 10.9357, 8. Granville (5-2) 9.8857, 9. Millersburg West Holmes (5-2) 9.4, 10. Thornville Sheridan (5-2) 8.7714, 11. Dresden TriValley (5-2) 8.4571, 12. Cols. Mifflin (4-3) 7.9618. Region 10 - 1. Wapakoneta (6-1) 16, 2. Mount Orab Western Brown (7-0) 14.0649, 3. Springfield Shawnee (7-0) 13.8643, 4. Day. Thurgood Marshall (3-3) 12.2715, 5. Franklin (6-1) 12.0286, 6. Tipp City Tippecanoe (7-0) 11.3857, 7. Celina (6-1) 10.4429, 8. Springfield Kenton Ridge (6-1) 10.0357, 9. New Richmond (6-1) 9.4929, 10. Trotwood-Madison (4-2) 7.3889, 11. Hamilton Ross (4-3) 6.9429, 12. Bellefontaine (3-4) 5.9857. Division IV Region 11 - 1. Chagrin Falls (5-2) 12.5286, 2. Peninsula Woodridge (5-2) 12.0786, 3. Fairview Park Fairview (6-1) 10.6857, 4. Cle. John Hay (6-1) 10.2698, 5. Struthers (5-2) 10.2571, 6. Minerva (4-3) 10.0571, 7. Cle. Benedictine (5-2) 9.8857, 8. Perry (4-3) 9.7429, 9. Chardon Notre DameCathedral Latin (4-3) 9.7286, 10. Cortland Lakeview (4-3) 7.8929, 11. Youngstown Cardinal Mooney (4-3) 7.4986, 12. Cle. Central Cath. (5-2) 6.8357. Region 12 - 1. Caledonia River Valley (7-0) 17.8071, 2. Bryan (7-0) 15.1429, 3. Kenton (7-0) 15.0214, 4. Genoa Area (7-0) 13.65, 5. Wauseon (6-1) 11.8571, 6. Galion (6-1) 11.5429, 7. Wooster Triway (5-2) 11.2071, 8. Sparta Highland (6-1) 11.0786, 9. Millbury Lake (5-2) 10.9571, 10. Upper Sandusky (6-1) 9.7857, 11. Ontario (5-2) 8.5714, 12. Bellville Clear Fork (5-2) 8.1143.

Senior Ashley Gable of Fort Jennings tries to get around Miller City senior Whitney Niese during Division III girls sectional soccer Tuesday afternoon at Ottoville Sports Complex. (Delphos Herald/Jim Metcalfe) (8-5-4) junior Erin Osting stopped five shots and nine for the contest (versus 10), while Lady Wildcat (3-103) netminder Amanda Simon nabbed five saves against seven attempts on the goal. Osting came up with a big save at 26:10 when Jessica Schmenk fired from the top of the box and it hit off a defender, forcing the junior to gather in the orb. The Orange and Black finally broke the ice at 24:33. Off a corner kick from the right side, off several ricochets, Emily Grone got control from just four yards out of the left post and put the ball in the twine just before Simon could get there. Osting stonewalled a couple of tries at 20:26 a 19-yarder by Bailey Schroeder and 18:25 a 24-yarder by Schroeder. At 9:45, Schmenk had a look from 18 yards on the right wing that just nicked the top of the cross bar. The Musketeers garnered the big insurance tally at 11:08. Grone got a steal near midfield and made a terrific run down the middle. Simon came out to try and cut off the angle and the Jennings senior slapped a 16-yarder that just got past the diving keeper and trickled in the right side of the net. The final opening for the Wildcats was at 8:14 when

Boston holds off Tigers 1-0 behind Lackey, bullpen


NOAH TRISTER Associated Press DETROIT Once again this October, one run was enough. The Boston Red Sox scored it and now they lead an AL championship series that seemed to be slipping away last weekend. John Lackey edged Justin Verlander in the latest duel of these pitching-rich playoffs and Bostons bullpen shut down Detroits big boppers with the game on the line to lift the Red Sox over the Tigers 1-0 Tuesday for a 2-1 advantage in the ALCS. Mike Napoli homered off Verlander in the seventh inning,and Detroits best chance to rally fell short in the eighth when Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder struck out with runners at the corners. This game had the feel it was going to be won or lost on one pitch, Boston reliever Craig Breslow said. Lackey kept us in the game. Every inning where he was able to throw up a zero gave us a lift. Despite three straight gems by their starters, the Tigers suddenly trail in a best-of-7 series they initially appeared to control. Game 4 is tonight at Comerica Park, with Jake Peavy scheduled to start for the Red Sox against Doug Fister. Peavy set the tone Tuesday during a pregame news conference, when he sounded miffed that so much of the attention was focused on Verlander before Game 3. Its been funny for me to watch all the coverage of the game coming in, Peavy said. Almost like we didnt have a starter going today. Our starter is pretty good, too. Lackey backed that up and then some. He allowed four hits in 6 2/3 innings, striking out eight without a walk in a game that was delayed 17 minutes in the second inning because lights on the stadium towers went out. It was the second 1-0 game in this matchup between the highest-scoring teams in the majors. Dominant pitching has been a running theme throughout these playoffs, which have included four 1-0 scores and seven shutouts in the first 26 games. The runs are pretty stingy, Tigers manager Jim Leyland said. This is what its about in postseason, is good pitching. After rallying from a 5-run deficit to even the series in Game 2, Boston came away with a win in Detroit against one of the games best pitchers. The Tigers had a chance for their own comeback in the eighth when Austin Jackson drew a 1-out walk and Torii Hunter followed with a single. But Cabrera, who failed to reach base for the first time in 32 postseason games for the Tigers, never looked comfortable against Junichi Tazawa, swinging and missing at the first two offerings and eventually chasing an outside pitch for strike three. Fielder looked even more overmatched against Koji Uehara, striking out on three pitches. Uehara also worked the ninth for a save, ensuring that Lackeys fine performance wouldnt go to waste. Lackey pitched poorly his first two seasons in Boston after signing an $82.5 million, 5-year contract in December 2009. Then he missed all of 2012 following elbow ligament-replacement surgery. Hes been better this season and he

16 yards and Osting got the save. When we got that first goal, we seemed to settle in, Wagner added. What youre seeing with us this year is our lack of depth due to injuries and how we are battling through and doing what we have to. If we can keep our starters in the match, while keeping them fresh, were pretty good. Thats how weve won this year. Shots were few and far between in the first half as both teams struggled with the dreaded nerves of first-match tournament jitters and the added intensity the second season requires. Our girls were excited to play today but it had been three weeks since we had a match. You could see the rust, Bruce added. We never really had a good rhythm. Its impossible to have the same type of intensity and speed of the game in practice that you have in a match. We played hard the entire way but we never really calmed down. The best opportunities for the Musketeers were at 36:40, when Jordan Horstmans 16-yarder was denied by Simon; at 27:50, when Marissa Good was stopped from nearly the same spot; and at 3:47, when Grone was stymied by Simon from 16 yards. Osting was equal on the other end. At 23:00, Schmenk was denied on a 14-yarder; at 12:30, she again was stopped on a 12-yarder; and at 5:30 and 5:10, when two 25-yarders by Taylor Kaufman were rejected by Osting.

See OHSAA, page 8

NHL Glance
Associated Press EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W Toronto 7 6 Detroit 7 5 Montreal 6 4 Tampa Bay 6 4 Boston 5 3 Ottawa 5 1 Florida 7 2 Buffalo 8 1 L OT Pts GF 1 0 12 27 2 0 10 18 2 0 8 20 2 0 8 23 2 0 6 12 2 2 4 11 5 0 4 16 6 1 3 11 GA 16 16 10 15 8 16 28 21 GA 15 21 17 12 22 21 25 20 Calgary 5 3 0 2 8 18 17 Phoenix 6 4 2 0 8 17 17 Vancouver 7 4 3 0 8 20 22 LosAngeles 7 4 3 0 8 17 19 Edmonton 7 1 5 1 3 21 32 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Mondays Results Detroit 3, Boston 2 Washington 4, Edmonton 2 Minnesota 2, Buffalo 1 Tuesdays Results Buffalo 4, N.Y. Islanders 3, SO Chicago 3, Carolina 2, SO Toronto 4, Minnesota 1 Vancouver 3, Philadelphia 2 Pittsburgh 3, Edmonton 2 Tampa Bay 5, Los Angeles 1 Detroit 2, Columbus 1 San Jose 6, St. Louis 2 Nashville 4, Florida 3 Montreal 3, Winnipeg 0 Dallas at Colorado, 9 p.m. Ottawa at Phoenix, 10 p.m. Todays Games N.Y. Rangers at Washington, 8 p.m. Calgary at Anaheim, 10 p.m. Thursdays Games Vancouver at Buffalo, 7 p.m. Carolina at Toronto, 7 p.m. Edmonton at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m. Pittsburgh at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Columbus at Montreal, 7:30 p.m. New Jersey at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m. Minnesota at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. Boston at Florida, 7:30 p.m. St. Louis at Chicago, 8 p.m. Los Angeles at Nashville, 8 p.m. San Jose at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Detroit at Colorado, 9 p.m.

Lots of points, yards around Ohio football fields


RUSTY MILLER Associated Press A lot of players and teams are scoring a lot of points and piling up a lot of yards around Ohio high schools. So lets get out of the way and get right to the numbers BIG HALF: Athens piled up points and yards in an 83-14 win over Albany Alexander. Athens ran just 30 plays in the first half, building a 77-7 lead before the break. The Bulldogs scored 11 TDs on 11 possessions averaging a TD less than every three plays and posted 655 yards in the first two quarters. Athens finished with 785 total yards. Joe Burrow completed all 11 of his pass attempts for 285 yards and five TDs. Trae Williams had 253 yards rushing and three TDs on just eight carries. CATCHING A RECORD: Justin Sawmiller broke the national reception record in Kentons 48-2 win over Elida. Sawmiller now has 363 catches, breaking the mark of 358 set by Davis Howell of Christian Howell Academy in Knoxville, Tenn. Grant Sherman finished with 534 yards passing and six TDs in the game, with Colyn Blackford totaling 201 yards receiving and Sawmiller 163. NOTEWORTHY: Ashtabula Lakeside earned its first Premier Athletic Conference win since 2009 with a 33-7 triumph at Eastlake North, giving the Dragons three wins more than the last three years combined; St. Marys Memorial led 23-6 with less than 2 minutes left in the third quarter but lost to Defiance 27-23, extending its losing streak to 18 games; in a battle of unbeatens, Dar Stanford caught 10 passes for 200 yards and Thomas Wibbeler passed for 300 in Zanesvilles 28-14 win against New Philadelphia; Zak Sheridan accounted for all four of his teams

kept the defending AL champions off balance Tuesday by effectively changing speeds. Napolis first at-bat in the majors was against Verlander on May 4, 2006, at Comerica Park. He homered then, too. In the last two games, the Tigers have started Verlander and 21-game winner Max Scherzer and the Red Sox won both. Throw in Anibal Sanchezs outstanding effort in the opener, when the Red Sox managed only a ninth-inning single in a 1-0 loss, and Detroits three starters in the ALCS have combined to allow two runs and six hits with 35 strikeouts in 21 innings. Still, the Tigers have fallen behind because their bullpen blew a 4-run lead late in Game 2 and the offense came up empty at home on Tuesday. Detroit stranded runners on first and third in the first, then wasted Jhonny Peraltas leadoff double in the fifth. Peralta reached third with one out but an overanxious Omar Infante struck out and Andy Dirks grounded out. Verlander needed every bit of focus after Jacoby Ellsburys 1-out single in the sixth. The Tigers have not held runners well this year but a number of pickoff throws helped prevent a steal. Amid all that, Verlander got Shane Victorino on a flyout and after Ellsbury moved to second anyway on a wild pitch, Dustin Pedroia grounded out to end the threat. Napolis homer was the first run allowed by Verlander since Sept. 18 he pitched six scoreless innings in each of his last two starts in the regular season before blanking the opposition for 21 innings in the playoffs.

Metropolitan Division GP W L OT Pts GF Pittsburgh 6 5 1 0 10 23 Carolina 7 2 2 3 7 15 Islanders 6 2 2 2 6 19 Columbus 5 2 3 0 4 12 Washington 6 2 4 0 4 17 New Jersey 6 0 3 3 3 11 Rangers 5 1 4 0 2 9 Philadelphia 7 1 6 0 2 10 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W Colorado 5 5 Chicago 6 4 St. Louis 5 4 Minnesota 7 3 Nashville 6 3 Winnipeg 7 3 Dallas 4 2 L OT Pts GF 0 0 10 18 1 1 9 18 1 0 8 21 2 2 8 17 3 0 6 13 4 0 6 17 2 0 4 9

GA 4 15 13 17 18 19 11

Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA San Jose 6 6 0 0 12 30 9 Anaheim 5 4 1 0 8 18 12

TDs in Duncan Falls Philos 28-7 win over Thornville Sheridan; Brock Fargus passed for 224 yards, ran for 168 and accounted for four TDs in Dresden Tri-Valleys 33-14 win against New Concord John Glenn; Norwalks Breck Turner broke several program records in a single night at Bellevue, rushing 19 times for 284 yards and 5 TDs in a 51-39 win; unbeaten Sandusky Perkins scored on the first play against winless Port Clinton en route to a program-record point total in a 73-16 win; Norwalk St. Paul scored 68 points in a 35-minute span in a 68-20 win against Plymouth; and Milan Edisons Austin Utter ran for 228 yards and 6 TDs in a 62-26 win at Sandusky St. Mary as the Chargers piled up 530 yards rushing on 52 attempts. EARLY ZEROES: In a 60-12 win over Reedsville Eastern, Glouster Trimble allowed a first-half TD the first time it had allowed a point in the first half of a regular season game since Aug. 31, 2012, a string of 14 games in a row with a shutout at halftime; Lucasville Valley has allowed 20 first-half points this season, 13 in the regular season opener at Portsmouth and seven points in a Week 2 game against Van Buren. Since then, the Indians defense has pitched a first half shutout in the last five games. BIG NIGHT: Orwell Grand Valleys Jake Vormelker led the way in a 56-40 win at Windham. He rushed 33 times for 280 yards the third-highest total in school history and the eighthhighest in Ashtabula County and ran for five TDs. He also threw a 24-yard TD pass and added a 56-yard interception return for a touchdown. See FOOTBALL, page 8

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Titans pound Lady Green out of sectionals


By JIM METCALFE Staff Writer jmetcalfe@delphosherald.com OTTOVILLE Ottovilles girls soccer team had to play perhaps a perfect match to beat the OttawaGlandorf Lady Titans in the second match at Tuesdays Division III Ottoville sectional. The Titans didnt let them. They dominated the proceedings and scored eight times in the first half as they eliminated the Lady Big Green 9-0. That is a good team that has everything. If we could have kept them down the first 15 minutes or so, things could have been much better for us, but they hit us fast, quick and hard, Ottoville coach Tim Kimmet said. They are a team that felt slighted by not being a seed here and they have something to prove. I think they are going to make some noise from here on in. O-G coach Allison Schroeder hopes to use all those assets as the team moves on. We have a lot of depth and I am not afraid to use any of the girls at any time. We dont lose a lot, if anything, with our bench, she assessed. We had nine goals and eight different scorers, which is good news for us because you cant just focus on stopping one or two girls; we have a lot of capable girls that can score. O-G (9-3-5) advances to take on second-seeded Continental at 7 p.m. Saturday. The Titans did not even giving up a shot on-goal as senior netminder Megan Hoehn only once had to venture out of the goal mouth to

Ottoville junior Courtney Von Sossan tries to contain Ottawa-Glandorfs Lindsay Prichard in the second sectional girls soccer contest at Ottoville Tuesday night. (Delphos Herald/Jim Metcalfe) come up with a long ball by Ottoville (5-11-1) at 13:40 of the second half. Meantime, O-G hammered 21 shots on-goal at senior keeper Danielle Trenkamp (11 saves) and several others that were close but missed the target. The scored at 34:53. Off a corner kick from the right side, Megan Siefker found Michelle Maag for an 8-yard header inside the near post. At 33:25, Siefker got control of the orb at the top of the box on the right post and fired inside that post for a 2-0 edge. Just 1:01 left, it was 3-0. Courtney Maag also got possession of the ball on the left wing and went inside the left post from 16 yard. It became 4-zip at 26:59. Danielle Schroeders 20-yarder was deflected by Trenkamp but right to Alex Verhoff for a point-blank putback inside the left post. With 19:40 left in the opening half, the Titans got a bit of luck to go up five goals. Lindsey Prichards original effort from the left side bounced off a defender and came right to Marna Hempfling on the same side; she put in a 16-yarder from the wing. The onslaught continued. At 15:42, Michelle Maag set this one up with a pass out of the middle to the left side, when Elissa Ellerbrock chipped a 10-yarder over the top for a 6-0 edge. At 14:00, the Titans used a quick sequence in front of the net to go up by seven goals. Michelle Maag delivered a free kick from 25-yards out on the right side to the left wing,

Davis Love III has no plans for Champions Tour


DOUG FERGUSON Associated Press SAN MARTIN, Calif. In a perfect world, Davis Love III will celebrate his 50th birthday next year at Augusta National. If he cant play his way into the Masters, he will be gearing up to play the RBC Heritage at Hilton Head. The Champions Tour is not in the plans for now. I know its coming but Im not ready for it, Love said last week as he embarked on his 29th season on the PGA Tour. Love missed three months of the 2013 season because of neck surgery and thus finished out of the top 100 on the money list for the first time. He has lifetime membership because of his 20 career wins. When Im scratching to make cuts, when I dont feel like I can win, thats when Ill go over, Love said, referring to the Champions Tour. Luckily Im exempt, as long as I can shoot decent scores. Im not going to stay over here and take up a spot. Ill be honest with myself. Youll be honest with me. What helps is his power, which is why players like Vijay Singh, Fred Couples and Kenny Perry looked as if they belonged on the PGA Tour after turning 50. If I was an average hitter or a short hitter, Id be waiting for my birthday, Love said. But Im still excited about playing out here. His goals for the year start with getting in all the big tournaments that once were not an issue. He hasnt played a World Golf Championship since 2009. He has not played all four majors in one year since 2011. And he has never missed The Players Championship Jordan Spieth did it. He worked his way in them real quick, he continued, smiling at his audacious comparison with a kid only four months older than Loves son. But thats what I have to do. If I get hot before the end of January, I might be in the Match Play. If not, the next WGC and then the Masters. What really gnaws at him is he has never missed The Players Championship dating to his rookie year in 1986. Love isnt entirely ruling out the Champions Tour. He would lean toward playing the Champions Tour event at Pebble Beach. But for now, hes staying put. Youve got to pick one or the other, he said. Youre either going to chase FedEx Cup points and Ryder Cup points, or youre going to chase Charles Schwab Cup points. And right now, Im going to chase these. Then he paused to smile before adding, We can reevaluate on April 12. He turns 50 on April 13. ___ GUAN DEFENDS: Guan Tianlang is gearing up for what he hopes is a return to the Masters. Guan is defending champion next week at the Asia Pacific Amateur, to be played at Nanshan International Golf Club in China. The winner gets an invitation to the Masters. The 14-year-old from China not only became the youngest player in a 72-hole major, he made the cut at Augusta National despite a two-shot penalty for slow play. Guan turns 15 during the second round of the Asia Pacific Amateur, which is stroke play. He said Tuesday more people recognize him in China but that his Masters appeared helped accelerate growth of golf in his homeland. Guan also made the cut in New Orleans, and then missed the cut in three other PGA Tour events. The one big change for this year the teenager is no longer using a belly putter. He explained he switched to a conventional method a month ago. ___ MAJOR PERKS: U.S. Open cham-

when Katelyn Kaufman made a quick pass inside to Ashley Siefker for an on-the-mark 10-yarder. With just 58 ticks remaining in the half, Prichard launched a corner kick from the right side that curled just inside the near post. We started with 16 girls this year and battled injuries all year; we were basically playing with 13 most of the year. We played hard all year and tonight, even as we fell farther behind, Kimmet added. We lose seven seniors and thats always difficult. We had no freshmen this year but we will have up to nine freshmen next year and they have all played soccer before. This year, we had there or four that never played before, so that was tough. We overcame a lot. The Titans used their ballpossession game to control the orb in the second half and keep it mainly in their offensive end. They still had their shots but perhaps not the same as in the first and Trenkamp made seven saves. Thats exactly what we wanted to do, Coach Schroeder added. When you have such a big lead, its easy for your players to lose focus in the match. We didnt tonight the second half; we used both sides of the pitch all night long and especially the second half, The Titans just missed at 37:13 when a 25-yard pooch by Danielle Schroeder just hit off the cross bar and out of bounds. The only score of the second half came at 31:22. Off a throw-in from the right side, Schroeder delivered a feed to Ellerbrock, whose 6-yard header found its mark.

As wins mount, so does pressure on No. 4 Buckeyes


RUSTY MILLER Associated Press COLUMBUS Its a long way away from Oklahomas major-college record of 47 consecutive victories. Still, Ohio State may be feeling the pressure of having the nations current longest winning streak 18 games. I can feel sometimes pressure mounting on players when you (are on a) streak, coach Urban Meyer said. You start hearing about streaks. And its my job as a coach and our coaching staff (to make sure) its all about today. The fourth-ranked Buckeyes (6-0, 2-0 Big Ten) can tie for the second longest streak ever at Ohio State when they host Iowa (4-2, 1-1) on Saturday. The Buckeyes had won 19 straight, including a national championship, in 2002, and were ranked No. 3 when they fell at Wisconsin, 17-10. The 2005-06 team was ranked No. 1 when it lost 41-14 to Florida ironically, coached by Meyer in the national title game. The most sustained streak at the school is 22 games, encompassing the 1968 national championship. The top-ranked and unbeaten 1969 team had scored almost as many points (62) in its opener as it had allowed through the first eight games (69). But it still was upended 24-12 at archrival Michigan, kicking off the Ten-Year War between Woody Hayes and his former Ohio State lieutenant, Bo Schembechler. Long winning skeins dont come along very often. So its only natural that when one does, it draws a lot of attention. Also, it piques the interest of opposing teams who would like nothing better than to quash the streak and steal some headlines. As much as players talk about focusing on the present, the streak is always on the periphery, a consideration that only a few grudgingly acknowledge. It brings a little bit of pressure, defensive tackle Joel Hale said. Its great to be part of something outstanding. What are we 18-0 now? Going for 19-0? But our main goal right now isnt to win the next four games, its to beat Iowa. Not everyone around the Buckeyes program considers the streak a 500-pound gorilla in the locker room. Co-defensive coordinator Everett Withers believes winning several games in a row doesnt mean a buildup in pressure. I really dont believe it does. Every game is its own entity and you go in and you work on every single game and not look at whats happened in the past, he explained. The hardest thing as a coach is youre always thinking about the next one. As soon as you just finished with Northwestern, boom, we have a bye week but we are all planning on how to stop Iowa. There are already enough potential distractions and white noise around a major program. A winning streak almost gets lost among the other possible distractions. We dont really pay too much attention to that, wideout Corey Brown said. We always emphasize a one-game season. We dont really talk about the winning streak too much. Told that the Buckeyes could match the second-longest streaks ever at the school, Brown felt that would be a notable achievement but nothing that would get in Ohio States way. I mean, its a good honor, but thats not our ultimate goal so we dont spend much time on that, he added. Were more worried about winning this next game and then winning some more games after that. BUCKEYES BUZZ: Its hard to argue with the results: Six wins in six games, a 2-0 record in Big Ten play, back-to-back victories on national TV against ranked opponents. Behind the scenes, it seems, the 2013 Ohio State Buckeyes must be pretty solid as well. Meyer has extolled the leadership qualities of last years team which went 12-0. He was asked this week how the leadership was on his current squad. I was panicky going into the season because I thought it was poor, he replied. It was certainly poor in the spring and obviously when you have issues like we had in the summer, then that questions the leadership of the team. He was referring to the legal problems which enveloped RB Carlos Hyde and CB Bradley Roby, along with a problem from earlier in the year for RB Rod Smith that resulted in all three sitting out games at the start of the season. Thankfully, things have changed, Meyer said. Im not saying its great yet because they are still only halfway home but through the first half the season, they have done a very nice job, he added. Theres good chemistry, good alignment and good leadership right now. CHANGING GEARS: In the 40-30 victory over Northwestern 10 days ago, the Buckeyes defense adapted to the Wildcats two quarterbacks, fast wide receivers and a lethal short passing attack. Thinking on your feet is a big deal for a team. The opponents make changes, so do you. Co-defensive coordinator Everett Withers was impressed that the Buckeyes were able to go to more of a press or manto-man coverage to pressure Northwesterns offense at other spots. Youd like to be able to say you can press guys the whole game, he said. If I had my druthers, wed walk up and press every snap. But you cant. Thats not realistic. And some of the coverages dont allow you to do that anyway. Doran Grants fourth-quarter interception in press coverage helped turn the tide. That was a game-changing play because we were in press and they werent expecting us to be in press and threw the ball out there, he added.

pion Justin Rose took advantage of some of the perks attached to winning a major. He sat in the Royal Box when Andy Murray won Wimbledon. Another treat was his annual J.R. Challenge, when 10 of his best mates from England get together once a year to play golf and get caught up. This year being U.S. Open champion, I felt like I could call in a couple more favors, and we played some great tracks, Rose said at the PGA Grand Slam in Bermuda. We played Pine Valley. We went back to Merion. So to have the opportunity to bring 10 of my best friends to Merion and a play a round of golf was very special. ___ NAS BACK: When last seen on the PGA Tour, Kevin Na was playing the Masters against his doctors advice and ringing up a 10 on the par-3 12th hole at Augusta National. He finally made his return last week in the Frys.com Open, and after opening with a 75, felt better than ever. Na bounced back with a 67 to make the cut and a 64-64 week gave him a tie for third. Na went to South Korea for his rehabilitation. He spent more than two months going through acupuncture, chiropractic work and physical therapy, then he returned to America to slowly start practicing again. He played one Web.com Tour event to make sure his back was good, and off he went. His next stop is Las Vegas, where he won his only PGA Tour event two years ago. ___ TRIPLE DIGITS: David Duval had just reached No. 1 in the world for the first time. Tiger Woods had eight PGA Tour wins and one major to his credit. And an Irishman named Padraig Harrington was on the cusp of cracking the top 100 in the world. See GOLF, page 8

Bengals QB Dalton getting it done without fanfare


By JOE KAY Associated Press CINCINNATI Andy Dalton doesnt throw the prettiest passes. Hes not the swiftest when he has to scramble. Hes not piling up statistics that stand out, except for one. His team wins. The third-year Bengals quarterback is ranked in the middle of the pack of NFL passers this week. His team leads the AFC North all by itself with a 4-2 mark, the first time its been alone at the top since the end of the 2009 season. For now, it has quieted fans who wonder if hes capable of taking Cincinnati to the next step. Andy has done a great job all season, running back Giovani Bernard said. Hes going through a lot of scrutiny but hes been able to block all that out and been able to play (well). Dalton has been the focal point since another poor showing in the playoffs. The Bengals are 23-15 in the regular season under Dalton but 0-2 in the playoffs. He played two of his worst games in playoff losses at Houston each of the last two seasons The ultimate test will be whether he gets Cincinnati back to the playoffs for a third straight season and wins this time. Dalton ranks 16th in the NFL this week with a passer rating of 87.2. He has completed 65 percent of his passes with eight touchdowns and six interceptions. His fourth-quarter passer rating of 76.9 ranks 21st in the NFL. One of the things hes done best: avoid mistakes that decide close games. I dont know that his predecessor has won these kinds of games week-in and week-out, you know? coach Marvin Lewis asked. Lewis was referring to Carson Palmer, who set numerous club passing records while leading the Bengals to AFC North titles in 2005 and 2009. Palmer had a vastly different team around him the defense finished in the bottom half of the league rankings during four of his seven seasons as a starter, putting pressure on the offense to score a lot of points. Cincinnatis defense has ranked in the top 10 in each of his first three seasons, taking a lot of pressure off Dalton and the offense. The Bengals dont need Dalton to put up huge passing numbers in order to win with their West Coast offense. Lewis likes to point out that Dalton was thrown into the starting job right away as a rookie. By contrast, some of the NFLs top quarterbacks had time to learn on the bench, allowing them to excel right away when they got the job. Were very supportive of him, Lewis added. As I told him, its his football team. He just has to keep doing it his way. Theres going to be a play that makes you go, Ah, shoot, but they all have that. Were asking for special. Were looking for special each and every day. Thats what the expectations are. Hes got to keep shouldering that and keep moving forward. One main area for improvement is how Dalton responds when the pocket breaks down. Hes shown a tendency to hold the ball too long or force a throw. The overall results are pleasing. Dalton has a chance to become only the fifth quarterback in NFL history to lead his team to the playoffs each of his first three seasons, along with Pat Haden, Dan Marino, Bernie Kosar and Joe Flacco. NOTES : The Bengals filled an open spot on their practice squad Tuesday by signing DE Kendrick Adams, who opened the season with Cleveland and played in three preseason games before being waived. Last season, he spent time on the practice squads at Tampa Bay, Detroit and Cleveland. The Bengals play at Detroit (4-2) on Sunday, their only indoor game this season. The Bengals won their only previous game at Ford Field and have beaten the Lions four straight overall.

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Big Green, Wildcats tie in PCL soccer


By JIM METCALFE Staff Writer jmetcalfe@delphosherald.com OTTOVILLE Kalida had already secured the Putnam County League boys soccer title when they invaded Ottoville Soccer Stadium Monday night to tangle with archrival Ottoville. The Big Green (11-3-2, 1-21) had a better first half but the Wildcats (11-2-3, 3-0-1) dominated the second to end up with a 1-1 draw to end the regular season for both teams. Shots were few and far between in a tight-checking first half. Most efforts never got through to the keepers as the defenders kept deflecting them away. The Wildcats had the first shot early on but Big Green backup keeper Austin Markward subbing for the injured Colin Bendele (6 saves vs. 7 shots ongoal) got the stop. At 34:57, the Big Green had their first foray, with Wildcat keeper Brent Hovest (5 saves vs. 6 shots on-goal) out of the goal; however, the hosts could not connect on a crossing pass. Kalida had the next opportunity at 30:06 when Ian Richey got a 12-yarder from the left wing but Markward just a week off the golf team got the save. It took another 23 minutes before either team could get a shot at the goal: at 6:52, the Green and Golds Alex Horstman took a shot from just outside the box on the right wing that just trickled wide left. The hosts got the first tally with just 3:41 left in the opening half. Horstman, on a throwin from the right sideline just outside the 18 box, connected with Brandt Landin, who headed a 12-yarder just before Hovest could intercept. Thats exactly what we were hoping to have happen. We knew we had to be more of a defensive team tonight because of our lack of depth, Ottoville head man Eric Gerker explained. We hoped we could get a goal off a counterattack and it worked. We basically had to try and hold on from there once we got the lead. Kalida mentor Mark Czubik wasnt pleased with his teams effort the first half. We had already wrapped up the PCL title coming in, so I dont think my players had the right mindset coming into the

Ottovilles Lucas Maag battles Kalidas Alex von der Embse for possession of the ball during a boys soccer tussle Monday night at the Ottoville Sports Complex. (Delphos Herald/Charlie Warnimont). match, he explained. For me, though, its another match to win. We talked a lot about ball possession because we were terrible the first half; that was the big thing we discussed. Whatever coach Czubik told his troops to do the second half worked. They took advantage of the Big Greens defensive strategy of dropping more defenders into the box and forced longer shots to own the possession most of the way in their offensive half. They had numerous chances at the goal, including six of their nine corner kicks, in the last 40 minutes. A couple of early tries: Austin Swift at 32:45 and Adam Langhals at 25:20; just missed their target. The hosts had an opening at 30:01 when Jared Fanning on a counter fired from the right side but Hovest made the stop. At 18:51, Kalidas Devin Kortokrax let loose from the top of the circle but a defender deflected it out of bounds. Kalidas offensive assault continued, though the Big Green had a chance at 11:50 when Joel Beinings 16-yarder was denied. At 8:08, after an intense scramble in front of the net, Langhals had a 7-yarder deflected over the top by a defender. At 6:29, Richey nearly curled in with screwball action a corner kick from the right side but Markward knocked the orb out of bounds. Twice more, Markward denied Kalida offerings: at 5:46 and 4:50; but he could not at 1:32. Kortokrax, on the right sideline, lofted a ball toward the middle in front of the goal: Langhals was in the vicinity and when Markward couldnt quite get there to grab the ball, a defender accidentally knocked the ball into the net. This was the best match weve played in quite a while, Gerker added. We almost hung on. Our normal keeper, Colin Bendele, broke his hand against Fort Jennings last week and we knew Austin had some junior high experience in goal. He played great; it just came down to that one play and he just didnt come out quick enough to stop the ball. Czubik figured his team played more to his liking. We played like I know we can. We had better ball possession, he added. We knew coming in they would like play more of a defensive strategy and they showed that right off the bat. We tested their keeper more the second half and he made some great saves; we also had a bit of bad luck. Both teams open Division III sectional play at Continental Saturday: Kalida plays at 1 p.m. versus Wednesdays Continental/Fort Jennings winner and the Big Green plays Miller City at 3 p.m.

4-K Tire and Michelin North America donate to soccer association

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The Delphos Soccer Association has received $1,950 in donations and equipment from 4-K Tire and Michelin North America. Over the last 13 years, the Michelin Soccer Program has been able to donate funds and equipment because of committed dealers like 4-K Tire. These donations play an instrumental role in helping youth stay in the game by funding scholarships, uniforms, field upkeep and other essentials. This community program partners Michelin tire dealers with local soccer organizations nationwide. The dealers purchase customized soccer balls which are redeemed with certificates sent to the soccer organization. For every MICHELIN tire sold to the general public at 4-K Tire during the 30-day soccer ball giveaway, $2 is donated back to the soccer organization. The donations are used to provide scholarships, uniforms and other equipment for the soccer leagues. Michelin emphasizes safety on the road and this translates to the soccer field as well. Whether you have done this program for one year or more than 13, youre going to have a blast, said Kristin Reynolds with 4-K Tire. Kids love it, parents love it, and all of us at the dealership really enjoy being able to interact with the soccer community. Theres nothing better than seeing the direct positive impact it has on everyone involved. The Michelin Soccer Program promotes activity while facilitating a lifelong partnership between the Michelin tire dealer and the soccer organization. Michelin is always looking for unique ways to give back, and the perfect partnership is between our dealers and community soccer leagues, said Jason Strand, Michelin Marketing Manager. Weve had great success with this program over the past 13 years and we look forward to many more. To learn more about the Michelin Soccer Program, visit MichelinSoccer.com. To find out more about 4-K Tire, contact Kristin Reynolds, 419-692-2034, at 226 S. Pierce St. in Delphos or visit 4ktire.com. In the picture are, from left, Kassidee Reynolds, Kenzee Reynolds, Kris Reynolds, Frank Reynolds and Kylee Reynolds of 4-K and Nate Ankerman of the DSA. (Delphos Herald/Jim Metcalfe).

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Harrington reached No. 100 on April 18, 1999, and stayed there for the last 14 years. The streak ended this week when he fell to No. 101. He is playing the PGA Grand Slam of Golf in Bermuda this week as the defending champion. No ranking points are available for the 36-hole exhibition. Does he think he can add to his total of

three majors, even though he has gone five years without? I do but I have to figure out a different way with playing who Padraig Harrington is now than necessarily who I was over the years, Harrington added in Bermuda. Im a different person and I have a different attitude to the game at this stage, so I have to work with that. I have to figure out whats the best way of getting the best game out of me now.

Other one-man bands: Keaton Metz had four receptions for 103 yards and a TD, 37 yards rushing and a TD and a 93-yard kick return for a score in Wapakonetas 45-13 win over Ottawa-Glandorf; and Clear Forks Kadin Chrastina ran 36 times for 253 yards, completed 9 of 14 passes for 95 more yards, scored three TDs, ran in a 2-point conversion and kicked a PAT, punted, returned punts and kicks, played DB, booted a 35-yard field goal and never left the field in a 24-22 win over Mansfield Madison. ONE IF BY LAND: Loudonvilles Kolton Edmondson rushed for 274 yards on 14 carries and scored three TDs, plus threw for another, in a 62-22 win over East Knox; Andover Pymatuning Valleys Quintin Ratliff ran for 234 yards on 15 attempts and scored three TDs in a 52-27 win against Vienna Mathews; Chillicothe Uniotos Dillon Binegar had 18 carries for 227 yards and three TDs in a 53-22 win over Chillicothe Huntington; Fredericktowns Austin Hathaway ran 29 times for 215 yards and two TDs and threw for 177 yards in a 54-40 loss to Richwood North Union; and Painesville Riversides Marcus Jones had 200 yards rushing on 18 carries and scored twice in a 40-35 win over University School.

NICE AVERAGE PER CARRY: Joel Bell is the No. 2 back behind Austin Combs (844 yards, 20 TDs in 6 games) in Liberty-Bentons offense. But the senior wingback made the most of his two carries in a 54-7 win over Pandora-Gilboa when he broke loose for 56- and 58-yard TDs. GOOD CALL ON 3RD AND LONG: Facing third and 33 from his own 37-yard line, Columbiana Crestviews Collin Gilbert raced 63 yards and the Rebels scored two plays later for a 14-7 lead they never relinquished in a 37-27 win over New Middletown Springfield. Gilbert ran for 249 yards on 26 carries and passed for 101 yards and another touchdown. AIRING IT OUT: Cole Murtiff was 24 of 36 for 380 yards with two TDs in Bucyrus 37-36 upset of previously unbeaten Upper Sandusky; Kaden Sapp had 359 yards passing for five TDs in leading Edon to a 54-7 win over West Unity Hilltop; and hotlypursued prep basketball star Luke Kennard was 26 of 32 for 229 yards and four TDs in Franklins 42-39 victory over Germantown Valley View. PLACEMENT TEST: Findlays Grant McKinniss set a school record by kicking four field goals in a 59-40 loss to Lima Senior, connecting from 25, 33, 40 and 37 yards. McKinniss has converted nine field goals through seven games, two shy of the schools season record.

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Region 13 - 1. Duncan Falls Philo (6-1) 12.9429, 2. Newark Licking Valley (6-1) 12.0786, 3. Gnadenhutten Indian Valley (6-1) 11.8929, 4. Zanesville Maysville (6-1) 10.1714, 5. Steubenville (5-2) 8.4662, 6. Bexley (5-2) 8.3643, 7. Carroll Bloom-Carroll (4-3) 7.4, 8. Wintersville Indian Creek (5-2) 7.2286, 9. Cols. Bishop Watterson (2-4) 7.2222, 10. Byesville Meadowbrook (6-1) 5.6857, 11. Richmond Edison (4-3) 5.5143, 12. Uhrichsville Claymont (4-3) 5.1643. Region 14 - 1. Kettering Archbishop Alter (6-1) 15.0642, 2. Clarksville ClintonMassie (6-1) 13.6735, 3. Cin. Archbishop McNicholas (5-2) 12.2287, 4. Urbana (7-0) 12.0143, 5. Washington C.H. Miami Trace (5-2) 11.9971, 6. Middletown Bishop Fenwick (5-2) 10.8143, 7. Germantown Valley View (6-1) 10.6714, 8. Circleville (5-2) 10.4643, 9. North Bend Taylor (5-2) 10.3857, 10. Minford (6-1) 10.3643, 11. Carlisle (5-2) 9.5857, 12. Cin. Wyoming (5-2) 9.4429. Division V Region 15 - 1. Akron Manchester (6-1) 15.8143, 2. Navarre Fairless (6-1) 11.5714, 3. Columbiana Crestview (6-1) 11.2857, 4. Beachwood (5-2) 11.1, 5. Sullivan Black River (5-2) 10.0286, 6. Youngstown Liberty (5-2) 9.7286, 7. Youngstown Ursuline (3-3) 9.236, 8. Gates Mills Gilmour Acad. (6-1) 8.949, 9. Canton Central Cath. (4-3) 7.0429, 10. Cadiz Harrison Central (3-4) 6.7714, 11. Magnolia Sandy Valley (4-3) 6.5214, 12. Garrettsville Garfield (4-3) 6.0786. Region 16 - 1. Columbia Station Columbia (7-0) 12.55, 2. Coldwater (6-1) 11.6786, 3. West Salem Northwestern (6-1) 11.6714, 4. Loudonville (7-0) 11.4857, 5. Huron (5-2) 11.25, 6. Pemberville Eastwood (5-2) 10.8429, 7. Findlay Liberty-Benton (6-0) 10.8056, 8. Doylestown Chippewa (5-2) 9.9786, 9. Creston Norwayne (5-2) 8.5429, 10. Liberty Center (5-2) 8.1071, 11. Orrville (4-3) 7.9214, 12. Archbold (6-1) 7.75. Region 17 - 1. Cols. Bishop Hartley (6-1) 14.5714, 2. Wheelersburg (7-0) 13.0714, 3. St. Clairsville (6-1) 12.6726, 4. Baltimore Liberty Union (6-1) 12.2357, 5. Martins Ferry (6-1) 11.7482,

6. Proctorville Fairland (4-3) 9.3429, 7. Chillicothe Southeastern (3-4) 6.1071, 8. Williamsport Westfall (3-4) 5.5143, 9. South Point (5-2) 5.5116, 10. Portsmouth West (3-4) 5.05, 11. Ironton (2-5) 5.0145, 12. Piketon (3-4) 4.0571. Region 18 - 1. Cin. Hills Christian Acad. (7-0) 13.2429, 2. West Jefferson (6-1) 13.0643, 3. Hamilton Badin (6-1) 12.7714, 4. Cin. Mariemont (5-2) 11.1, 5. Richwood North Union (6-1) 9.6429, 6. Day. Chaminade Julienne (4-3) 9.398, 7. Cin. Madeira (5-2) 9.2071, 8. Brookville (5-2) 9.1643, 9. Waynesville (5-2) 8.9643, 10. St. Bernard Roger Bacon (3-4) 6.4357, 11. Reading (3-4) 6.2071, 12. Cin. Purcell Marian (3-4) 6.0. Division VI Region 19 - 1. North Lima South Range (7-0) 11.4929, 2. Mogadore (6-1) 10.9143, 3. Kirtland (7-0) 10.1861, 4. Cle. Villa Angela-St. Joseph (7-0) 9.7429, 5. Cuyahoga Hts. (5-2) 8.7429, 6. Louisville St. Thomas Aquinas (5-2) 8.2944, 7. Brookfield (5-2) 8.1, 8. New Middletown Springfield (5-2) 7.6046, 9. McDonald (5-2) 7.5071, 10. Newcomerstown (4-3) 6.3429, 11. Ashland Crestview (3-4) 5.2429, 12. Sugarcreek Garaway (3-4) 5.1929. Region 20 - 1. Haviland Wayne Trace (7-0) 12.85, 2. Delphos Jefferson (7-0) 12.5286, 3. Convoy Crestview (5-2) 9.7857, 4. Defiance Tinora (6-1) 9.4143, 5. North Robinson Colonel Crawford (6-1) 9.05, 6. Ada (5-2) 8.6286, 7. Lima Central Cath. (5-2) 8.55, 8. Defiance Ayersville (6-1) 8.2929, 9. Bucyrus Wynford (4-3) 8.2157, 10. Northwood (5-2) 7.6571, 11. Hamler Patrick Henry (5-2) 7.5214, 12. Bluffton (4-3) 6.8143. Region 21 - 1. Cols. Bishop Ready (7-0) 16.7357, 2. Lucasville Valley (7-0) 12.9571, 3. Bellaire (5-2) 12.2078, 4. Centerburg (7-0) 10.7286, 5. Newark Cath. (6-1) 9.8429, 6. Oak Hill (6-1) 7.9714, 7. Beverly Fort Frye (6-1) 7.8643, 8. Woodsfield Monroe Central (4-3) 7.4643, 9. Gahanna Cols. Acad. (4-3) 6.7214, 10. West Lafayette Ridgewood (4-3) 6.0357, 11. Crooksville (3-4) 3.7571, 12. Stewart Federal Hocking (3-4) 3.6926. Region 22 - 1. Williamsburg (5-2) 9.6214, 2. Cin. Country Day (7-0) 9.2316, 3. Mechanicsburg (5-2) 9.1429, 4. Cin.

Summit Country Day (6-1) 8.9668, 5. Casstown Miami East (6-1) 8.7286, 6. Lewisburg Tri-County North (6-1) 8.4571, 7. New Paris National Trail (6-1) 8.4495, 8. West Liberty-Salem (6-1) 7.4643, 9. Arcanum (3-4) 5.8143, 10. FayettevillePerry (5-2) 5.7357, 11. West Alexandria Twin Valley South (5-2) 5.2643, 12. London Madison Plains (3-4) 5.2357. Division VII Region 23 - 1. Berlin Center Western Reserve (7-0) 15.3571, 2. Norwalk St. Paul (6-1) 9.9357, 3. Wellsville (6-1) 8.8143, 4. Danville (6-1) 8.6724, 5. Lowellville (5-2) 8.4184, 6. Ashland Mapleton (5-2) 8.0357, 7. Plymouth (5-2) 5.1714, 8. Garfield Hts. Trinity (3-4) 4.9071, 9. Southington Chalker (4-3) 4.8196, 10. Mineral Ridge (4-3) 4.4929, 11. Lucas (3-4) 4.1, 12. Youngstown Christian (2-4) 3.4722. Region 24 - 1. Fremont St. Joseph Central Cath. (5-2) 8.7857, 2. Arlington (5-2) 8.3929, 3. McComb (6-1) 8.0541, 4. Leipsic (6-1) 7.7929, 5. Tol. Christian (5-2) 5.9071, 6. Sycamore Mohawk (3-4) 5.3429, 7. Tiffin Calvert (3-4) 4.9929, 8. Edon (5-2) 4.95, 9. Pandora-Gilboa (5-2) 4.8442, 10. Hicksville (3-4) 4.3714, 11. Delphos St. Johns (3-4) 3.8429, 12. Lima Perry (2-5) 3.15. Region 25 - 1. Shadyside (7-0) 15.2286, 2. Glouster Trimble (7-0) 12.9571, 3. Steubenville Cath. Central (7-0) 10.0571, 4. Racine Southern (6-1) 9.8857, 5. Malvern (5-2) 7.2643, 6. Caldwell (5-2) 6.4143, 7. Beallsville (4-3) 6.2929, 8. Willow Wood Symmes Valley (5-2) 5.5429, 9. Crown City South Gallia (4-3) 4.9214, 10. Lancaster Fairfield Christian Acad. (4-3) 4.2431, 11. New Matamoras Frontier (3-4) 4.1214, 12. Grove City Christian (2-5) 3.9065. Region 26 - 1. North Lewisburg Triad (7-0) 14.7357, 2. Maria Stein Marion Local (7-0) 12.6929, 3. Covington (7-0) 11.0286, 4. Sidney Lehman Cath. (6-1) 10.4857, 5. Bainbridge Paint Valley (6-1) 10.0214, 6. Fort Loramie (5-2) 7.8153, 7. Cedarville (5-2) 7.6857, 8. Portsmouth Notre Dame (5-2) 6.8643, 9. Cin. Riverview East Acad. (4-3) 4.391, 10. Fairfield Cin. Christian (3-4) 4.2814, 11. Day. Jefferson Twp. (3-4) 4.0253, 12. DeGraff Riverside (3-4) 3.3182.

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Coke exec: Diet Coke under pressure

NEW YORK (AP) Diet Coke, the countrys No. 2 soda, may be losing some of its pop. During a conference call with analysts Tuesday, a CocaCola executive noted that Diet Coke was under a bit of pressure because of peoples concerns over its ingredients, alluding to the growing wariness of artificial sweeteners in recent years. Steve Cahillane, who heads Coca-Colas North American and Latin American business, noted that the issue wasnt specific to Diet Coke, but that many diet foods and drinks in the U.S. are facing the same concerns. We believe very strongly in the future of Diet Coke, Cahillane stressed, noting that the drink was still the No. 2 soda in the U.S, after knocking Pepsi from that perch in 2010. The company still sells twice as much regular Coke as Diet Coke. Cahillane also noted that the company is investing in boosting Diet Cokes performance, pointing to recent promotions with singer Taylor Swift as an example. Soda has been under fire from health advocates for several years now, and Americans have been cutting back on sugary fizz for some time. But in a somewhat newer development, diet sodas are falling at a faster rate than regular sodas, according to Beverage Digest, an industry tracker.

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WASHINGTON (AP) The Fitch credit rating agency has warned that it is reviewing the U.S. governments AAA credit rating for a possible downgrade, citing the impasse in Washington that has raised the threat of a default on the nations debt. Fitch placed the U.S. credit rating on negative watch Tuesday, a step that would precede an actual downgrade. The agency said it expects to conclude its review within six months. The announcement comes as House and Senate leaders face a Thursday deadline to raise the nations $16.7 trillion borrowing limit. Fitch says it expects the debt limit to be raised soon. But it adds, the political brinkmanship and reduced financing flexibility could increase the risk of a U.S. default. A Treasury Department spokesman said Fitchs announcement reflects the urgency with which Congress should act to remove the threat of default hanging over the economy. Dow Jones industrial futures were essentially unchanged Tuesday evening. Fitch made its announcement after financial markets had closed. Lawmakers spent most of Tuesday trying to reach an agreement to lift the governments borrowing limit and avoid an eventual default. The limit is a cap on how much debt the government can accumulate to pay its bills. The government borrows in most years because its spending has long exceeded its revenue. Fitch is one of the three leading U.S. credit rating agencies, along with Standard & Poors and Moodys Investors Service. S&P downgraded U.S. long-term debt to AA+ in August 2011. But three months ago, it raised its outlook. That was in part because of tax increases and spending cuts that have helped shrink the budget deficit. S&P has said its unlikely to change its rating because of the debt-limit fight. Moodys said last week that even if Congress failed to raise the limit by Thursday, Treasury could make its interest payments ahead of other bills, leaving its creditworthiness intact. Fitch took a dimmer view Tuesday. It said Treasury might not be able to prioritize its interest payments. It is unclear whether it even has the legal authority to do so, Fitch said. A credit rating is an assessment of how able a country or company is to repay the money its borrowed. A AAA rating lets companies and governments borrow at super-low rates. So far, most investors have remained confident in U.S. debt, though rates have risen on short-term Treasury bills and shot up Tuesday as Congress deadline neared. In a rare move, Fidelity Investments and JP Morgan Chase said last week that they had purged their money market funds of all U.S. bills that come due soon after this week. Still, rates have remained stable on longer-term debt, like the benchmark 10-year Treasury note. That shows that investors remain confident in longer-term Treasurys. The rate on the 10-year note is important because it affects rates on mortgages and many other loans. Jack Ablin, chief investment officer at BMO Private Bank, said Fitchs warning was no surprise. Creditworthiness is a function of two thing: ability and willingness, Ablin said. No one is questioning our ability. But there is uncertainty about our willingness to pay.
DEAR BRUCE: In another year, we will most likely be buying a new vehicle, mainly because our family size will be increasing. We want to be as smart as possible about this and plan to sell our current vehicle on the open market since well never get the real value for it from a car dealer. Also, since we have always believed in bigger down payments as a way to finance less and pay things off sooner, we would like to make a larger down payment on the new car. We did this with our house and got a good jump-start on the equity. But is it wise to do this when buying a car as it will only depreciate with time? -- Cindy, via email DEAR CINDY: You raise two essential questions. First, is selling the vehicle on the open market a smart way to go? It may or may not be. If you are concerned about your cars ability to maintain its value or fear the engine is ready to quit, I would feel more comfortable trading the car. In todays world, used cars are doing relatively well, and you should get a decent return. Second, as to the down payment, youre right: The more you put down, the less you finance and the quicker you pay it off. Youll want to start shopping for the financing, as well. The dealer may offer you low-interest or even 0-interest financing, but that may not necessarily be the best deal. How can 0 percent interest not be a good deal? If you pay cash, borrowing the money elsewhere, oftentimes you can get a substantial reduction in price or a cash refund. Either way, the answers are not always clear. Who said this should be easy? DEAR BRUCE: I am a 49-year-old male and recently divorced. I am $28,000 in credit card debt. My income is $72,000 a year. My mortgage is $110,000 and car payment is $260 a month. Although I can make the unsecured credit card payments, I am thinking of liquidating the $28,000. I have stocks in various companies. The money I would use to make the monthly credit card payment, I would invest in a deferred compensation program available through my employer. I just cant see paying 12 percent to 15 percent interest on unsecured loans. If I sell my stock, I will be debt-free except for the house payment and car payment. What is your advice? -- J.K., via email DEAR J.K.: Sounds like a plan to me. I agree, paying 12 percent to 15 percent on an unsecured loan is not a good idea. If you sell the stock, you will be debt-free, and you can start making payments to rebuild the savings. If you recognize that you dont have the discipline to make those payments, you might want to consider shopping around for a lower credit card rate. But you seem to know which way to go and why, and you seem to have the discipline to carry it off. If thats the case, go in peace and start a new life. DEAR BRUCE: My husband and I are in the process of buying the house and land where he grew up. He has 32 acres, and his sister has 10 acres and the house. My husband originally paid her $20,000 to make this fair. His sister died a few years

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ago. Her husband lived there until he moved into an assisted living community closer to his daughters two years ago. The house has been for sale two years for an exorbitant price. The brother-in-law and his oldest daughter are horrendous to work with, and my husband has to try to reason with them concerning the price. Impossible! But this is not my problem. My problem is: What happens to me should my husband pass away before me? Where will I go? His land and the house will immediately go to his two adult children (first wife passed away). This house is in the country and not anywhere close to my friends or family or his friends and family. I will not live here. I can almost guarantee you that his kids will sell and buy their own homes where they want to live. Not in this little town, for sure. I hate to be unreasonable; I want what is fair for all involved. This land is important to my husband, and he will see to it that the house and land stays in his family. This will be our retirement home in a few years. Do I just have to move out and give the house to them if he passes away before me? This is what my husband thinks I should do since it is their inheritance. I think this is so unfair! My suggestion is to sell it to them at what we have paid on it and then assume the note. Am I wrong? I also feel the $20,000 my husband originally paid should be considered part of the purchase price we have to pay the brother-in-law. The home is being purchased in both of our names. This is scary to me to think I will have nowhere to go and his kids will receive a free home we had to pay for. Do you have any suggestions? We have talked with a real estate attorney, but he is the father of my husbands sons wife. -- K.L., via email DEAR K.L.: You say that the house is to be in your and your husbands names. At least half the house will belong to you should your husband predecease you. If it is titled (as it should be) to the survivor, then it will be entirely yours. Since you dont want to live in the house, you should be able to work out some kind of deal where the children from his first marriage could buy out your interest. If they dont want to buy it, put the house on the market. The idea of the house going to your husbands adult children is absurd. You are his wife, and you should get the house. He can certainly say you will be obliged to sell the house and give them first right to refusal, which means that they can buy the house for whatever you are offered for it. I dont see anything unfair. (Send questions to bruce@ brucewilliams.com. Questions of general interest will be answered in future columns. Owing to the volume of mail, personal replies cannot be provided.)

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By MARILYNN MARCHIONE Associated Press tain other environmental chemicals can have very weak, hormone-like effects. Tests show BPA in nearly everyones urine, though the chemical has been removed from baby bottles and many reusable drink containers in recent years. The federal Food and Drug Administration says BPA is safe as used now in other food containers. Most miscarriages are due to egg or chromosome problems, and a study in mice suggested BPA might influence that risk, said Dr. Ruth Lathi, a Stanford University reproductive endocrinologist. With a federal grant, she and other researchers studied 115 newly pregnant women with a history of infertility or miscarriage; 68 wound up having miscarriages and 47 had live births. Researchers analyzed blood samples from when the women were discovered to be pregnant and divided them into four groups based on BPA levels. Women in the top quarter had an 80 percent greater

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A smartphone can contain a lot of information that its owner would rather keep private. But 39 percent of the more than 100 million American adult smartphone owners fail to take even minimal security measures, such as using a screen lock, backing up data or installing an app to locate a missing phone or remotely wipe its data, according to Consumer Reports Annual State of the Net survey. At least 7.1 million smartphones were irreparably damaged, lost or stolen and not recovered last year, Consumer Reports projects. Yet 69 percent of smartphone users hadnt backed up their data, including photos and contacts. Just 22 percent had installed software that could locate their lost phone. The report revealed that though most smartphone users havent suffered serious losses because of their phone, there are wireless threats that merit concern. Among them: malicious software. Last year, 5.6 million smartphone users experienced undesired behavior on their phones, such as the sending of unauthorized text messages or the accessing of accounts without their permission, Consumer Reports projects. Those symptoms are indicative of the presence of malicious software. The location tracking feature that all smartphones have can also leave users vulnerable to wireless threats. One percent of smartphone users told surveyors that they or a person in their household

BOSTON New research suggests that high levels of BPA, a chemical in many plastics and canned food linings, might raise the risk of miscarriage in women prone to that problem or having trouble getting pregnant. The work is not nearly enough to prove a link, but it adds to the biological plausibility that BPA might affect fertility and other aspects of health, said Dr. Linda Giudice, a California biochemist who is president of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. The study was to be presented Monday at the groups annual conference in Boston. Last month, ASRM and an obstetricians group urged more attention to environmental chemicals and their potential hazards for pregnant women. BPA, short for bisphenol-A, and cer-

risk of miscarriage compared to those in the bottom group even though they were similar in age and other factors. However, because the study is relatively small, there was a big range of possible risk from only slightly elevated to as much as 10 times higher. It may be that women with higher BPA levels do have other risk factors for miscarriage that might be amplified by BPA, Lathi said. The study is not cause for alarm, but its far from reassuring that BPA is safe for such women, she said. To minimize BPA exposure, avoid cooking or warming food in plastic because heat helps the chemical leak out, she said. Dont leave water bottles in the sun, limit use of canned foods and avoid handling cash register receipts, which often are coated with resins that contain BPA. Its impossible to avoid it completely, Lathi said.

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had been harassed or harmed after someone used tracking technology to pinpoint their phones location. Consumer Reports also projects that at least 5.1 million preteens use their own smartphones. In doing so, they may unwittingly disclose personal information or risk their safety. A smartphone can be quite secure if users take a few basic precautions, Consumer Reports found. Those precautions include: -- Using a strong passcode. A four-digit one, which 23 percent of users reported using, is better than nothing. But on Android phones and iPhones earlier than the iPhone 5, a thief using the right software can crack such a code in 20 minutes, according to Charlie Miller, security engineer for Twitter. A longer code that includes letters and symbols is far stronger. -- Install apps cautiously. Malicious apps may not lurk around every corner, but

If you use an insecure Wi-Fi hot spot, Consumer Reports advises that you make sure apps that handle sensitive data use secure transmission -- or use a virtual private network.
theyre out there and can be tricky to spot. For example, Consumer Reports projects that 1.6 million users had been fooled into installing what seemed to be a well-known brand-name app but was actually a malicious imposter. iPhone users have one source for apps, Apples App Store, where there have been few reports of malicious apps. If you use an Android-based phone, you can get apps from numerous sources, so stick

with the two most reputable: Google Play and Amazons Appstore. -- Be alert to insecure Wi-Fi. A projected 13 million users engaged in financial transactions at hot spots in hotels, retail stores and airports last year. Before using any app to do business at a hot spot, users should check the apps privacy policy to see whether it secures wireless transmissions of such data. Otherwise, they may disclose sensitive information to a nearby criminal. -- Turn off location tracking. Disable it except when its needed, such as for driving directions. Only one in three smartphone owners surveyed by Consumer Reports had turned it off at times during the previous year. -- Clean out your old phone. Before you sell or recycle your phone, remove any memory card, restore its factory settings and make sure all sensitive info is deleted.

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Too Late should accept friendship with family member over

Dear Annie: Several in the near future. When we started dating, years ago, I was cut out of the life of a family member I had we just wanted to have fun. previously been close to. No I have since graduated and explanation, nothing. Sud- am currently working. He is denly Im persona non grata. also a graduate, but has yet to I tried to talk to her and asked find a job. The problem is, I what I had done. I told her have begun to really care for him and want to that if she would change our status just discuss it with from just dating me, I would apoloto in a relationgize, if necessary, ship. However, he although I wont still doesnt want to apologize for take that step. He something I dont says its because he know Ive done. hasnt started his I just found out career yet. He also that this person thinks we are too is now a grandyoung to be thinkmother. I posted ing about marriage, a congratulatory message on her Annies Mailbox and I agree with that. Im not interFacebook page, and now Im blocked. When ested in marrying in the next the rift occurred, I asked my few years, but I do want to be parents to intervene and find in a relationship with someout what was wrong. They one for a few years before I refused, saying they didnt start thinking about marriage. This has left me wonderwant to get involved. I asked my ex-friends parents and ing whether I should take was told it wasnt any of their it down a notch and enjoy business. I tried writing this whatever time we have left person and asking for an ex- together, or walk away. Confused and Sad planation. No response. Dear Confused: If I no longer care to reconcile, but I would still like an youve been dating for a year, explanation. Too Late To you are already in a relationship whether he acknowlTry Again Dear Too: Were sorry edges it or not. He believes you have been stonewalled, making it official is akin to but this is not uncommon. a pre-engagement, and hes Of course, it would be nice not ready for that. If you enif she would tell you why joy being with him, feel free youve been cut off, giving to continue and use the time you the opportunity to ex- to start thinking about marplain or apologize. And there riage. Relationships dont is nothing wrong with giv- come with guarantees. Only ing a blanket apology, not time will help you decide. necessarily for wrongdoing, But until there is a commitbut for somehow damaging ment in place, we suggest that the relationship, even un- you not build your choices intentionally. But too many around his. Do whatever is people believe that spell- best for YOU. Dear Annie: Tell Trying ing out the reason would be more damaging than silence, To Get Granny To Shower or they may subscribe to the that for around $200, Granmind-reading school, think- nys bathtub can be made ing you should know the safe and easy. A shower seat reason. The fact that no other is just the beginning. Add a person will intercede on your hose extension to the showerbehalf indicates there is little head so she can direct the hope of reconciliation or of flow where she wants it and finding the explanation you not have water get in her desire. Accept it and move face. Then install a pole that extends from floor to ceiling on. Dear Annie: I have been just outside the tub so she in a relationship with a won- can hold on as she gets in and derful guy for a year. We are out. I ordered mine through in our mid-20s. Both of us are a well-known drugstore. interested in moving abroad Marsha, Age 76

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LOS ANGELES (AP) A marine science instructor snorkeling off the Southern California coast spotted something out of a fantasy novel: the silvery carcass of an 18-footlong, serpent-like oarfish. Jasmine Santana of the Catalina Island Marine Institute needed more than 15 helpers to drag the giant sea creature with eyes the size of half dollars to shore Sunday. Staffers at the institute are calling it the discovery of a lifetime. Weve never seen a fish this big, said Mark Waddington, senior captain of the Tole Mour, CIMIs sail training ship. The last oarfish we saw was three feet long. Because oarfish dive more than 3,000 feet deep, sightings of the creatures are rare and they are largely unstudied, according to CIMI. The obscure fish apparently died of natural causes. Tissue samples and video footage were sent to be studied by biologists at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Santana spotted something shimmering about 30 feet deep while snorkeling during a staff trip in Toyon Bay at Santa Catalina Island, about two dozen miles from the mainland. She said, I have to drag this thing out of here or nobody will believe me, Waddington said. After she dragged the carcass by the tail for more than 75 feet, staffers waded in and helped her bring it to shore. The carcass was on display Tuesday for 5th, 6th, and 7th grade students studying at CIMI. It will be buried in the sand until it decomposes and then its skeleton will be reconstituted for display, Waddington said. The oarfish, which can grow to more than 50 feet, is a deepwater pelagic fish the longest bony fish in the world, according to CIMI. They are likely responsible for sea serpent legends throughout history.

On the edge: House shutdown plan fails; now Senate


WASHINGTON (AP) Time growing desperately short, Senate leaders took command of efforts to avert a Treasury default and end the partial government shutdown Tuesday night after a last big effort by House Republicans abruptly collapsed. Aides to both Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and the Republican leader, Mitch McConnell, expressed revived optimism about chances for a swift agreement. As hours ticked down toward a Treasury deadline, the likeliest compromise included renewed authority for the Treasury to borrow through early February and the government to reopen at least until mid-January. While a day of secret meetings and frenzied maneuvering unfolded in all corners of the Capitol, Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., stood on the Senate floor at midafternoon and declared, We are 33 hours away from becoming a deadbeat nation, not paying its bills to its own people and other creditors. In New York, the stock market dropped and the Fitch rating agency warned that it was reviewing the governments AAA credit rating for a possible downgrade, though no action was near. The firm, one of the three leading U.S. credit-ratings agencies, said that the political brinkmanship and reduced financing flexibility could increase the risk of a U.S. default. According to Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew, unless Congress acts by Thursday, the

Newtown, Conn., to keep school razing under wraps


HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) When the old Sandy Hook Elementary School is demolished, building materials will be pulverized on site and metal will be taken away and melted down in an effort to eliminate nearly every trace of the building where a gunman killed 26 people last December. Contractors also will be required to sign confidentiality agreements and workers will guard the propertys perimeter to prevent onlookers from taking photographs or videos. The goal is to prevent exploitation of any remnants of the building, Newtown First Selectman E. Patricia Llodra said Tuesday. We want to be absolutely certain to do everything we can to protect the privacy of the families and the Sandy Hook community, she said. Were going to every possible length to eliminate any possibility that any artifacts from the building would be taken from the campus and end up on eBay. Demolition is set to begin next week and be finished before the Dec. 14 anniversary of the shootings. Town voters last month accepted a state grant of $49.3 million to raze the building and build a new school, which is expected to open by December 2016. The contractors confidentiality agreements, which were first reported Monday by The News-Times of Danbury, forbid public discussion of the site as well as photographs or disclosure of any information about the building. Llodra, the superintendent of schools and other town officials have been discussing how to handle the demolition for weeks. Llodra said they want to shield the victims families and the community from more trauma, and dont want any part of the school used for personal gain. Most of the building will be completely crushed and hauled away to an undisclosed location. Some of the demolition dust may be used in the foundation and driveway of the new school, Llodra said. The town also is requiring documentation that metal and other materials that cant be crushed and are hauled off-site are destroyed, she said.

Iran presents nuclear proposals at Geneva talks


JOHN HEILPRIN Associated Press GENEVA With PowerPoint slides and feel-good phrases, Iranian negotiators presented world powers on Tuesday with what they said was a plan to break a decade of deadlock over Tehrans nuclear program, declaring the time had come to end the countrys walk in the dark of international isolation and crippling sanctions. Neither Iran nor the six nations negotiating with it revealed details of the proposal. But their guarded comments indicated some progress had been made and a rare private meeting between Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi and the chief U.S. negotiator, Wendy Sherman, suggested a better tone compared to previous encounters. Speaking in English, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif outlined the proposal, entitled An End to the Unnecessary Crisis and a Beginning for Fresh Horizons. A member of one of the delegations meeting with Iran told The Associated Press the plan offered reductions in both the levels of uranium enrichment being conducted by Iran and the number of centrifuges doing the enrichment a key demand of the six powers. He demanded anonymity because he was not authorized to divulge details. Irans state TV, which closely reflects government views, said Tehran offered to discuss uranium enrichment levels. The report also said Iran proposed adopting the additional protocols of the U.N.s nuclear treaty effectively opening its nuclear facilities to wider inspection and monitoring if the West recognizes Irans right to enrich uranium. The Iranian presentation was followed in the afternoon by what European Union spokesman Michael Mann said were very detailed technical talks for the first time. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki repeated the same phrase, saying that while it wasnt a breakthrough at this

government will lose its ability to borrow and will be required to meet its obligations relying only on cash on hand and incoming tax receipts. By all accounts, however, an end seemed near for the impasse that has once again exposed a government so divided that it sometimes borders on dysfunction. Politically, neither party is faring well, but polls indicate Republicans are bearing the brunt of public unhappiness as survey after survey shows their approval ratings plunging. There was no indication Tuesday night of the terms of a possible deal under discussion by Reid and McConnell, although the contours of an agreement had already come into shape on Monday, before what amounted to a daylong detour to give Speaker John Boehner and House Republicans time to craft a conservatives-only solution. As it stood previously, the bipartisan Senate talks were focused on a plan to allow the Treasury to borrow freely through Feb. 7 and reopen the government with enough funds to carry over to mid-January. Congressional negotiators would be appointed to seek a long-term deficit reduction plan, and in the meantime federal agencies would receive increased flexibility to deal with the impact of across-theboard spending cuts due to take effect on about Jan. 15.

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Keep in mind this is nothing final, just a proposal, Diglia said. I do have some concerns about these bills. Ulrich reported that there will be family fun day held on Oct. 26. It is an event that went over so well in the spring. I encourage you all to come and we are selling spaghetti dinner tickets for $8. Please see any school board member for purchase, she said. School Treasurer Joel Parker gave a Top 10 list of what voters may not know about the Elida schools: No. 1 Elida has lost $1.2 million in inventory tax (change in tax policy); No. 2 Elida has lost $665,000 in state aid; No. 3 Elida lost $686,313 to community schools during fiscal year 2012-13; No. 4 Elida local schools still employ 250 people (after the cutting of 43 positions over the last decade); No. 5 Elida spends less than 9 out of 10 schools on fiscal caution/watch; No. 6 Elida spends less than 42 schools in southern Ohio, which is a high poverty area; No. 7 The state funding model is still broke, still over-reliant on property taxes; No. 8 Staff members have taken three years with no base pay increase; No. 9 The Elida local schools have been rated excellent three of the last five years; and No. 10 State aid in 2014 will match what the district had in 2004. As Oct. 21-25 is National School Bus Safety Week; the board approved the following resolution, that:

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The Elida local school district joins the school districts throughout Ohio and the nation in celebrating the importance of National School Bus Safety Week. This years theme Stand back from the yellow and black! reminds students to be cautions any time they cross the street. The greatest risk to our children is when they are outside the school bus. Student injuries and fatalities occur as a result of motorists who attempt to pass a stopped school bus with flashing red warning lights while students load or unload. Nearly one million Ohio students ride on school buses each day and over 15,000 bus drivers are dedicated to providing safe transportation for children in the state. National studies show school buses are the safest method for transporting young peopleup to 22 times safer than passenger cars. Ensuring the safety of students as they enter and exit the bus is crucial. Bus drivers are trained to be cautious but need assistance from parents to make sure they watch for school buses stopped to load and unload children. The Ohio Revised Code requires motorists to stop for a school bus anytime it has stopped to load or unload. In Ohio, those buses will display red flashing lights as well as a stop sign on the side of the bus. Motorists may not resume motion until the school bus has resumed motion. Bus drivers in Ohio are required to file reports with law enforcement when motorists pass them. In some communities, cameras are being used to facilitate this reporting. The Elida local school district supports the goals and ideals of School Bus Safety Week. School board members entered into an executive session at the end of the meeting for the purpose of discussing the appointment or employment of a public employee and adjourned with no further business. The next Elida school board meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Nov. 19.

Obama presents Afghan war vet with Medal of Honor


WASHINGTON (AP) Four years after risking his life in Afghanistan, William D. Swenson solemnly received the Medal of Honor on Tuesday in a case of battlefield bravery with some odd twists: The young Army captain questioned the judgment of his superiors, and the paperwork nominating him for the award was lost. He left the military two years ago but wants to return to active duty, a rare move for a medal recipient. The nations highest military honor a sky blue ribbon and medal was clasped around Swensons neck by President Barack Obama at the White House. The president described how Swenson repeatedly exposed himself to enemy fire to recover fallen comrades and help save others during a battle against Taliban insurgents in the Ganjgal valley near the Pakistan

stage it certainly is positive that there was enough information to have technical discussions. Theyve come forward with something this morning, but we need to work harder on it to get down to the nitty gritty, Mann told reporters. Both he and Psaki said the talks would continue today. Araghchi was also upbeat, describing the afternoon session as positive and constructive, on the website of Iranian state television. He said the six powers the United States, Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany asked for details and discussed explanations offered by Iranian negotiators.

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border on Sept. 8, 2009. The fight claimed five Americans, 10 Afghan army troops and an interpreter. Swenson is the second Medal of Honor recipient from that fight, just the second time in half a century that the medal has been awarded to two survivors of the same battle, Obama said. Two years ago, Obama presented the Medal of Honor to Marine Cpl. Dakota Meyer for heroic actions in the 2009 fight. Obama noted that although Americas highest military honor has been bestowed nearly 3,500 times, never before had the public been able to see any of the bravery it was designed to recognize. Video taken by the medevac crews helmet cameras shows Swenson delivering a severely wounded soldier to the helicopter and kissing him on the head before returning to the heat of battle.

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Wolfe also reported on enrollment numbers, which are as follows: high school, 328; middle school, 246; Franklin, 385; and Landeck with 127 for a total of 1,086 students, 18 less than last year. Open Enrollment numbers show 99 new students and 83 going out for a net of 16 students. In addition, there a currently 33 students attending Vantage Career Center. Wolfe announced that school bus drivers will complete their annual emergency evacuation drill on Nov. 5 in the school parking lots. The board approved hiring substitute teachers Kristi Gallmeier and Tori

Metzger; sub cook Nicole Fetzer; sub aide Lori Hicks; sub bus driver John Ted Kerner; and instructional aide Kayla Dukes. The board also recommended the approval of the Five-Year Forecast. Its due to the state by the end of the month, Rostorfer stated. There were some minor changes with payment of workbooks, where one-half the workbooks are paid for from the general fund since the change in law. Members of the board approved students out of state FFA Trip to the National Convention in Louisville, Ky., Oct. 30 through Nov. 2. The students will miss two to three

days of school, depending on their departure time on that Wednesday, Wolfe said. Supplemental contracts for head girls track coach Damon Ulm and seventhgrade girls basketball coach Larry Bub Lindeman were also approved by the board. A new umbrella liability policy was approved, which will cover any school employee not specifically named on the policy. This policy took named positions handling money out of the previous policy, Rostorfer stated. It saved the district money. The next meeting will held at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 11.

Judge Randall Basinger also announced that Elida is the school of record for Fay. The state filed a motion earlier this month to determine the school of record. It was indicated Fays custodial parent, Victoria Fay, is a resident of Ottawa. At the time the alleged acts in question were committed, Fay was a 2012-13 student at Elida High School in Allen County. Following the hearing, Fay was ordered to return to the Wood County Juvenile Detention Center.

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Knebel asked how much was saved by the recent lay-off announcements. Jettinghoff said with buyouts, unemployment and guaranteed overtime, the move saved little and may even cost more than keeping all the full-time firefighters and part-paid firefighters. Jettinghoff added that the unions proposal would work until the end of the year. Moreo said his department had several proposals that were deemed unacceptable by the administration and he and the fire chief had gone back and trimmed even

more and then learned of the layoffs. So what youre saying is, Councilman Osting began, We are laying off three firefighters and still have the same problem with overtime and probably wont save any money. Jettinghoff agreed and added that the police layoffs with the guaranteed overtime that fosters will see that account just break even. Knebel said when the talk of layoffs was first brought up, he was OK with it until he learned about the auxiliary and part-paid layoffs that must accompany them. I think we need to find a better option to save money if

we can, he added. Councilman Mark Clement asked Jettinghoff what his ideas were coming up with the $1.1 million in lost revenues. Im sure you have ideas. I just dont know what they are, Clement said. Clement did a quick add with the $400,000 generated by the 1/4-percent income tax (if passed), the $190,00 from furloughs and more than $100,000 if the city insures employees only. Im already at almost $700,000 without laying off a single person, Clement said. We can do this. We just need to look at the numbers and the possibilities.

Police Chief Kyle Fittro also painted a grim picture with three full-time officers. I need to know what you want for your citizens, Fittro said. There is a real possibility we could have times when there is no officer on duty. Councilman Josh Gillespie said he wasnt comfortable with that option. I dont think we ever want to not have an officer on duty and I think we need two for officer safety, he said. Fittro said he would work up numbers for different scenarios and provide them to council. Council will meet in regular session at 7 p.m. Monday.

Answers to Mondays questions: The phrase best man is of Scottish origin and recalls the days when a bridegroom simply kidnapped the woman he wanted to marry. To help him in the task, he would enlist a cadre of friends. The toughest and bravest was the best man. The origin of the word nightmare is a creature but not a horse. According to ancient superstition dating back to the 18th century in England, people thought a female monster or spirit a so-called mare would sit upon a sleepers chest, causing a feeling of suffocation from which the sleeper would try to free himself, sometimes waking in the process. Todays questions: What is the definition of everyones favorite Scrabble word syzygy? What was the first restaurant? Answers in Thursdays Herald. Todays joke: The children were lined up in the cafeteria of a Catholic elementary school for lunch. At the head of the table was a large pile of apples. The nun made a note and posted on the apple tray: Take only ONE . God is watching. Moving further along the lunch line, at the other end of the table was a large pile of chocolate chip cookies. A child had written a note, Take all you want. God is watching the apples.

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