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The holiday shopping season started as a marathon, not a sprint. More than a dozen major U.S. retailers stayed open for 24 hours or more on Thanksgiving Day through Black Friday, and crowds formed early and often over the two days. About 15,000 people waited for the flagship Macy’s in New York to open at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving. Long checkout lines formed at the Target in Colma, Calif., on Friday morning. And by the time Jessica Astalos was leaving North Point Mall in Alpharetta, Ga., after a six-hour buying binge that started on Friday’s Prep Football Thanksgiving, another wave of shoppers was coming in about State Semifinal Scores 5:30 a.m. on Friday. Division II: Cle. “You just have to be out in the midst of all of it,” said Glenville 41, Medina Ricki Moss, who hit stores near Portland, Ore., at 5:30 a.m. on Highland 13; Loveland Friday. “It’s exciting.” 38, Zanesville 35, 2OT This year may cement the transformation of the start of the Division III: Akr. holiday shopping season into a two-day affair. SVSM 17, Cols. MarionFor nearly a decade, Black Friday had been the official start Franklin 9; Trotwoodof the shopping season between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Madison 54, Clyde 7 It was originally named Black Friday because it was when Division IV: Clarksville retailers turned a profit, or moved out of the red and into the Clinton-Massie 21, Kenton black. Retailers opened early and offered deep discounts. 20; Youngs. Mooney But in the past few years, store chains have been opening 37, Steubenville 7 on Thanksgiving. Division VI: Haviland This year, several welcomed shoppers for the first time Wayne Trace 57, on Thanksgiving night, while Gap Inc., which owns Banana Mechanicsburg 10; Kirtland Republic, Gap and Old Navy, opened half its stores earlier on 10, Cols. Ready 7 the holiday. Today’s Prep Football Wal-Mart stores, most of which stay open 24 hours, has State Semifinal Games for the past several years offered doorbusters that had been Home Team Listed First; reserved for Black Friday. And Kmart planned to stay open 41 Games kick off at 7 p.m. hours starting at 6 a.m. on Thanksgiving. Division I Regional That has led some to question how much further Black Finals (State Semifinals) Friday will creep into Thanksgiving, which along with Region 1: 1 Lakewood Christmas is one of only two days a year that most stores are closed. St. Edward (11-1) vs. 2 “Black Friday is now Gray Friday,” said Craig Johnson, Mentor (12-1) at University president of Customer Growth Partners, a retail consultancy. of Akron InfoCision The earlier openings have met with some resistance. Stadium – Summa Field Workers’ rights groups and some shoppers had planned Region 2: 1 Hilliard protests on Thanksgiving and Black Friday to decry the way Davidson (13-0) vs. 2 Cin. some store employees were forced to miss holiday meals at Archbishop Moeller (12-1) at Dayton Welcome Stadium home. But as of Thursday afternoon, there were no reports of widespread protests. Division V State Judy Espey ducked out of a Thanksgiving family dinner to Semifinals: 1 Akron buy a 50-inch flat-screen TV at Wal-Mart near Clifton Park, Manchester (11-2) vs. N.Y., for $288. But “I don’t really dig the Thanksgiving night 1 Cols. Bishop Hartley thing,” she confessed. “I feel bad for the workers.” (12-1) at Mansfield Arlin Field; 5 Coldwater (11See SHOPPING page 10 2) vs. 1 West Jefferson (12-1) at Piqua Alexander Stadium – Purk Field Division VII State Semifinals: 1 Berlin Center Western Reserve (13-0) vs. 1 Glouster Trimble (13-0) at St. Clairsville Red Devil Stadium; 3 Maria Stein Marion Local (13-0) vs. 8 Delphos St. John’s (9-4) at In October, memWapakoneta Harmon Field bers of Delphos Curves raised $400 during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Forecast which was donated to the Partly cloudy American Cancer Society this morning on Monday. Owner Amy then becoming Mox said Curves’ mismostly sunny sion is strengthening today and clear women and promoting tonight. Highs women’s wellness. She in the lower 40s and lows in said she is very proud the upper 20s. See page 2. of the members for supporting this great cause. Index Pictured are, front from left, Joyce Gable, Debbie Obituaries 2 Bell, Celie Friemoth, Barb State/Local 3 Kroeger, Relay for Life Opinion 4 Income Specialist Jamie Community 5 Orozco and Mox; and Sports 6-7 back, Barb Geise, Grace Classifieds 8 Haselman, Jean Steele, TV 9 Cheryl Pelasky and Sally World News 10 Hangartner. (Delphos Herald/Stephanie Groves)

The Delphos Area Art Guild has announced upcoming events. Guitar with Tim Zerkel Winter session is set to begin Monday. Guitar 1 and 2 for ages 7-13 and ages 13 through adult for beginners or more advanced. The cost is $150 for 10 weeks Call 419-741-4118 or visit to view additional details and register online. The Holiday Gift Boutique will be open through Dec. 19. The guild has a range of items from ceramics, decorative glass, crochet, hair accessories, doll clothing, coffee baskets, jewelry and more. All created by local artists and artisans. Hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday; 1-8 p.m. Thursday; and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.

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Time, preparation key to winter driving
BY STEPHANIE GROVES Staff Writer DELPHOS — Driving on snowand ice-covered pavements can be very demanding for even the most skilled driver. Whether maneuvering in the white fluffy stuff or slushy ice, drivers should make extra preparations before starting out on the road and keep in mind some safety tips in order to arrive at their destination safely. The American Automobile Association (AAA) recommends drivers follow these tips for safer winter travel: avoid driving while fatigued; never warm up a vehicle in an enclosed area; properly inflate tires and never mix radial tires with other tire types; keep the gas tank at least half full to avoid gas line freezeup; do not use cruise control when driving on any slippery surfaces; and always use a seat belt while driving. Delphos Police Chief Kyle Fittro says each year during the winter, he sees the same types of accidents and most of them can be attributed to human error in judgement. “Drivers just need to take a little extra time,” Fittro said. “They follow too closely behind a car or approach a stop sign too quickly for the weather conditions and end up rear-ending a car or sliding through an intersection and T-boning another vehicle.” There a plenty of new drivers trying to navigate in snowy conditions and it is crucial to review the skills and special considerations required to handle weather-related driving conditions. Mastering these skills could mean the difference between a safe driving experience and one with disastrous results. Tri-County Driving School Instructor Tom Osting says one of the biggest problems he has is parents protecting kids and not allowing them to drive in the ice and snow. “Young drivers with a permit should be driving in the winter weather with their parent,” Osting said. “Kids need 50 hours of drive time — 40 during the day and 10 at night.” Osting stresses exercising some preventative measures for driving during the winter months. He said tires are a huge part of driving and those that are worn to 3/32-inch or less will not grip the road well. He

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recommends having all four tires inspected and purchasing new ones if the tread is worn past 3/32. “If it’s snowing or raining, make sure the vehicle’s headlights are turned on,” Osting elaborated. “It’s a state law that drivers must use headlights when the windshield wipers are on.” In addition, if the vehicle has antilock brakes, Osting says not to pump them if the car begins sliding. “Everybody has a gut feeling and whether a driver is in snow, fog or rain, listen to that gut feeling and drive in accordance,” he said. AAA has these tips for driving in the snow: • Accelerate and decelerate slowly; See DRIVE, page 10

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Mary Jo Behrns and Executive Director Becky Strayer from the Interfaith Thrift Store’s Social Service’s Pantry chat while looking at food items, which are available for clients in need of assistance. (Delphos Herald/Stephanie Groves)

Community assistance requests up 25-35 percent from 2012

DELPHOS — With October’s unemployment statistics — Allen County reporting 7.7 percent, Van Wert at 6.7 percent and Putnam tallying 5.9 percent — the numbers are a good indicator of the economic climate families and individuals struggle in each day. More and more are grappling with overwhelming financial strains and turn to community outreach programs for assistance. In Delphos, both the Interfaith Thrift Store’s Social Service’s Pantry and St. Vincent dePaul Society have seen a huge increase in families

requesting food and financial assistance. Social Services Executive Director Becky Strayer said they have helped more than 1,000 clients, including single mothers, families and individuals. Strayer said before the holidays and with the added heating bills, it is normal to see the needs of the community increase. This year, the closure of Reser’s has also added to people’s financial woes. “This month, we have helped 72 families with food, rent, and utilities,” Strayer added. “At this time last year, we worked with 54 families needing assistance. That’s up close to 35 percent,” Strayer affirmed. See HELP, page 10

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For The Record
PRINE, Ralph E., 56, of Delphos, funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. today at Harter and Schier Funeral Home, Pastor Wayne Prater officiating. Burial will be in Ridge Cemetery. Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Preferred memorials are to the family. AGNESS, Winfred E. “Bud,” 88, of Spencerville and formerly of Grover Hill, funeral services will begin at 10:30 a.m. today at Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home, Spencerville, the Rev. Keith Hamblin officiating. Burial will be in Spencerville Cemetery, with military graveside rites conducted by the Spencerville Veterans. Preferred memorials are to Roselawn Manor Nursing Home Activities Fund. Condolences may be expressed at tbayliff@woh. FISCHBACH, Alice M., 83, of Fort Jennings, Mass of Christian burial will be at noon today at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Fort Jennings, where there will be a memorial visitation one hour prior to the service with the Rev. Charles Obinwa officiating. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church. To leave online condolences for the family, visit THATCHER, Evelyn M., 83, of Delphos and formerly of Lima, funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday in the Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home in Spencerville with the Rev. John Spyker officiating. Burial will follow in the Goodwin Cemetery near Elgin. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Diabetes Association. Condolences may be expressed online at One Year Ago Local dancers will appear in the Ohio Northern “Holiday Spectacular” at the Civic Center in Lima this weekend. They are Kennedy Sterling, Madeline Brantley, Allison Miller, Hayleigh Bacome, Cassidy Schafer, Gracie Renner, Anna Menke, Kristina White, Jade Schafer, Aryon McClurg and Camden Schafer. 25 Years Ago – 1988 Six Delphos high school students are currently competing in the county Americanism and government tests sponsored by the American Legion. Students include Aimee Stough, Julie Mosier, Garrett Thompson, Chad Sybert, Cindy Houdeshell of Jefferson and Bryan Kimmet of St. John’s. Delphos Senior Citizens Center will hold its monthly evening euchre party Dec. 1 at the center, 301 E. Suthoff St. Winners of the October party were Clarence Gable, first; Pauline Gremling, second; Mary Hirn, third, and Jim Pohlman, free admission ticket Lucille Carder, Floyd Schlereth and Jim Pohlman were 50-50 drawing winners. Melanie Miller scored 18 points to lead Ottoville to a Putnam County League win over Fort Jennings 50-38 Monday night at Fort Jennings. Shirley VonSossan and Amy Maag led Fort Jennings with 11 points each. Ottoville held a 27-26 rebounding edge. Cheryl Klima led Ottoville with 10 rebounds. 50 Years Ago – 1963 Delphos St. John’s Blue Jays and “Old Timer” Alumni cagers lifted the lid on the parochial school’s 1963-64 basketball season Wednesday night in the annual Prevue at the local gym. The Blue Jay varsity squad set the pace in the evening’s main event and routed the “Old Timers” 50-36. The “Old Old Timers” defeated this year’s Reserve cagers 29-25 in the preliminary game. Old Old Timers seeing action were John Giesken, Ralph Wagner, Chuck Cramer, Barney


Altman, Whitey Wannemacher, Gip Pohlman, Dick Vogt, Jerry Fischer, John Wellman, Arnie Fischer, Paul Etgen and Jim Clement. The Nifty Sixties Club met recently at the home of Dianna Hammons, North Main Street, with games being played. Prizes were awarded to Marilyn Stant and Janet Feathers. During the business session, plans were made to hold a dinner and theater party for the December meeting. Rebecca Circle of Trinity Methodist Church met Tuesday evening at the home of Mrs. Robert McDonald, North Jefferson Street. Mrs. Paul Rozelle was in charge of the meeting. Mrs. Don May presented the lesson. She was assisted by Mrs. Harry McCue, Mrs. Neil Leininger, Mrs. Gilbert Mericle, Mrs. McDonald and Mrs. Rozelle. 75 Years Ago – 1938 At a regular meeting of Delphos Aerie of Eagles held Monday night, preliminary plans were made for the annual Eagles Christmas party which will be held Dec. 23. D. G. Gengler has been named as general chairman of the program for the party. The regular monthly wrestling show will be held following the regular meeting on Dec. 19 and the Family night party will be held Dec. 22. The Ottoville Birthday Club members were hostesses on Sunday evening at their annual party given for the pleasure of their husbands. A three-course chicken dinner was served at Millie’s. Mayme Harman provided the music during the dinner hour and for the dancing. German and old-time songs were sung by the guests led by Mrs. Alex J. Wannemacher. An art and handicraft display is being exhibited at the Delphos Public Library. The display consists of soap sculpture, wood carving and weaving done by sixth-grade pupils of St. John’s School under the supervision of Sister Mary Hildalin. There are also plaques, silhouettes and figure drawings by the seventh- and eighth-grade art classes of Jefferson School under the supervision of Ruth Steinle.

OBITUARY The Delphos Lois Keck Herald
Lois Keck, 88, of Delphos, passed away Friday evening at St. Rita’s Medical Center. Visitation will be held from 2-8 p.m. Monday with Mass of Christian burial at 11 a.m. Tuesday. Arrangements are incomplete at Harter and Schier Funeral Home.
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Today is Saturday, Nov. 30, the 334th day of 2013. There are 31 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 30, 1782, the United States and Britain signed preliminary peace articles in Paris, ending the Revolutionary War. On this date: In 1803, Spain completed the process of ceding Louisiana to France, which had sold it to the United States. In 1835, Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known as Mark Twain, was born in Florida, Missouri. In 1874, British statesman Sir Winston Churchill was born at Blenheim Palace. In 1900, Irish writer Oscar Wilde died in Paris at age 46. In 1936, London’s famed Crystal Palace, constructed for the Great Exhibition of 1851, was destroyed in a fire. In 1939, the Russo-Finnish War began as Soviet troops invaded Finland. In 1962, U Thant of Burma, who had been acting secretary-general of the United Nations following the death of Dag Hammarskjold the year before, was elected to a four-year term. In 1966, the former British colony of Barbados became independent. In 1981, the United States and the Soviet Union opened negotiations in Geneva aimed at reducing nuclear weapons in Europe. In 1982, the Michael Jackson album “Thriller” was released by Epic Records. In 1988, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts and Co. was declared the winner of the corporate free-for-all to take over RJR Nabisco Inc. with a bid of $24.53 billion. Ten years ago: U.S. soldiers in Iraq fought back coordinated attacks throughout the northern city of Samarra. Two South Korean contractors were killed in a roadside ambush. Nathaniel Jones, a black man, died during a fight with Cincinnati police in a case that heightened racial tensions. Walt Disney Co. vice chairman Roy E. Disney stepped down from the board of directors. Mark Philippoussis gave Australia its 28th Davis Cup title, beating Spain’s Juan Carlos Ferrero 7-5, 6-3, 1-6, 2-6, 6-0. Former U.S. congressman and World Bank chairman Barber B. Conable Jr. died in Sarasota, Florida, at age 81. Gertrude Ederle, the first woman to swim the English Channel, died in Wyckoff, N.J., at age 98. Five years ago: Space shuttle Endeavour returned to Earth after a nearly 16-day mission to repair and upgrade the international space station. The world’s most comprehensive legalized heroin program became permanent with overwhelming approval from Swiss voters who simultaneously rejected the decriminalization of marijuana. One year ago: Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets in Egypt, denouncing President Mohammed Morsi and a draft constitution that was approved earlier in the day by his Islamist allies. Citing insufficient evidence, prosecutors in Los Angeles dropped the murder case against Lois Goodman, a tennis referee who had been arrested before a match at the U.S. Open in connection with her husband’s death.

HARROD —A man remains in critical condition following a Friday morning single-vehicle car crash. William P. Mack, 58, of Harrod, was driving a 1990 Chevrolet 2500 pickup truck eastbound on Faulkner Road near Johnston Road. Mack traveled off the left side of the roadway for an unknown reason and struck a large tree. The crash occurred around 9:28 a.m. Mack was not wearing a seat belt and was trapped inside the vehicle. He had to be freed by mechanical means by the Westminster Fire Department. Mack was transported to Lima Memorial Hospital by Westminster Fire/EMS, where he was treated for severe injuries. He was later life-flighted to a Toledo area hospital and is currently listed in critical condition in the intensive care unit. The Lima Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is currently investigating the crash. Alcohol is believed to be a factor in this crash and the crash remains under investigation. Also assisting on scene was the Allen County Sheriff’s Office and Miller’s Auto.

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ST. RITA’S A boy was born Nov. 21 to Ciara Burrell and Chris Boneta of Spencerville. A boy was born Nov. 22 to Julie and Rodney Brenneman of Elida. A boy was born Nov. 23 to Holly and Tyler Giesege of Cloverdale. A girl was born Nov. 26 to Ashley Jettinghoff and Chad Reynolds of Delphos. A girl was born Nov. 26 to Kristen and Ryan Stechschulte of Kalida.


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Interim Board of Health member needed
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PUTNAM COUNTY — The Putnam County District Advisory Council will be accepting resumes from any county resident interested in completing the remaining term of the current Board of Health member, Jeff Ducey, which will end in March 2014. Ducey is unable to fulfill the remainder of his term due to his election to the Ottawa Village Council. The selected member will assume the position in January 2014 and may be reappointed for a full five-year term at the annual District Advisory Council meeting held in March 2014. There will be a special District Advisory Council meeting on Dec. 16, at 4:30 p.m. at the Putnam County Health Department to select the interim board member. Resumes will be accepted at the Putnam County Health Department until the close of business on Dec. 10. Resumes should be addressed to: Dr. Mary Ann Myers, Health Commissioner.


Those Were The Days
A difficult beginning
It was a bitter cold Saturday in January, 2000, when we arrived as the new pastor and wife of Delphos First Assembly of God. The day had begun with a few friends helping us load some of our furniture and belongings in the U-Haul parked in front of our home in Williamstown, West Virginia. It was difficult leaving the house that had been our home for 16 years. Although the house was built in 1910, it was our “dream home.” It was a big house with lots of room and had been the place where both sides of the family gathered to celebrate special days, Thanksgiving and Christmas. 506 West Fourth St. had been our safe haven and we had invested so much time, money and love in making it a place where we could celebrate life with our three children. Each of them had graduated from high school while living there. It had been a place of so many memories, joys and challenges, but now it was time to turn the page and literally move on. The past few weeks had been both stressful and exciting. On Sunday morning, Jan. 9, I had shared with our church family at River of Life Assembly of God in Marietta, Ohio, that we would be preaching at Delphos First Assembly of God and the church membership would be voting as to whether or not they wanted me to be their new pastor. Our church family at Marietta was very upset at the prospect of us leaving, but I explained that I wanted them to know so they could be praying with us for God’s will to be done. I preached twice at Delphos on Jan. 16 and was elected as the new pastor. Janie and I both felt that God had confirmed to us that Delphos would be our new home and place of ministry. On Jan. 23, I wept as I preached my farewell sermon and we shared that we were leaving and thanked everyone for the wonderful years of church growth and spiritual blessings that we had been privileged to have during our time at Marietta. The meal that followed was more like a funeral than a celebration as our church family struggled with how to express what they were feeling. Just six days later, it was time to go. Not only were we leaving our home behind, we were leaving most of our family, friends and the church family that we had been blessed

Marion Township looks to upgrade phone and Internet
Information submitted MARION TOWNSHIP — The Marion Township trustees held their regularly scheduled meeting on Monday with the following members present: Joseph Youngpeter, Howard Violet and Jerry Gilden. The purpose of the meeting was to pay bills and conduct ongoing business. The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved as read. The trustees then reviewed the bills and gave approval for 26 checks totaling $10,797.71. Road Foreman Elwer advised that the Road and Sign Inventories for November are done. He made the trustees aware of some issues with the heating system in the maintenance building and the age of the system. He also had quotes on removing trees in the ditch in the Cremean Road area and asked Violet if he would contact the county to see what help they could provide. Fiscal Officer Kimmet reminded Elwer that a Certificate of Insurance is required by the township for any contracted work. Kimmet read a letter for ODOT regarding changes to the ORC pertaining to signage at railroad crossings and advised of a memo from the County Association regarding this issue and that the County Engineers office was also looking into this. He also gave the trustees information regarding the phone and Internet system and they agreed to make changes necessary to upgrade the system which would result in a savings to the township. There being no further business, a motion to adjourn by Gilden was seconded by Violet and passed unanimously.

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‘Just in the Nick of Time’ tickets
Information submitted VAN WERT — Tickets are available for Off Stage Productions’ upcoming comedy detective play “Just in the Nick of Time” written by Linda Daugherty. The production is being directed by Dan Bulau and produced by Sara Ricker. Performances are at 7 p.m. Friday and Dec. 8 and at 2 p.m. Dec. 9 at the Marsh Foundation Auditorium, 1229 Lincoln Highway, Van Wert. Tickets are priced at $3 for children 12 and under. Adult tickets are $7. All tickets are on sale at 211 South Walnut Street between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Tickets will also be sold at the door. For more information: email info@offstagetheatre. com or call 419-605-6708.

to pastor for seven years. We said a tearful goodbye to those who had helped us load up, I climbed in the U-Haul truck, Janie slid behind the wheel of our car and we began our journey toward Delphos. When we arrived several hours later, we were pleased to find that some men from the church family of Delphos First Assembly were waiting to help us unload. I still remember the comments of Bruno as we struggled to get our 35-inch floor model television down the steps and into the basement. “You better put this TV on some blocks because we’ve had a lot of problems with flooding.” The people of the church had worked hard to eliminate the water problems in the basement, but the piles of debris, missing ceiling tiles and remnants of carpet still sticking on the floor made it obvious that the basement had not been used for several years. We had brought enough furniture to set up what would later become our family room in the basement, a table and chairs, some living room furniture and one bedroom. We thanked those who had been so good to help us, turned the furnace up to get the house warmer and some hours later got into bed hoping to get at least a few hours of sleep before church the next morning. It had been an exhausting day physically and emotionally, but we were trusting and hoping that we were being obedient to God and that He would continue to take care of us and help us to be a blessing to our new church family, the people of Delphos and the surrounding communities. Sometime during the night, I woke up, got out of bed and made my way to the bathroom. My wife was awakened by the sound of something coming from outside of the bedroom. She walked toward the bathroom, found me lying on the floor, apparently unconscious, and with blood trickling down my face. She didn’t know if I had just had a heart attack, what was wrong with me or what had happened. We had no cell phone, no phone service in the house and didn’t know who or where to call if we would have had a phone! See BEGINNING, page 10



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MASON (AP) — Kings speeds of up to 68 miles per hour. Island amusement park says the Kings Island says fans wantfirst night rides on its newest ing to be among the first night roller coaster will go to people riders can sign up on its website who raise money for a designated for the fundraiser and must collect children’s charity. at least $100 each for a nonprofit The park says the “Banshee” organization called A Kid Again. will be the world’s longest invert- The group supports children with FREMONT (AP) — An ed roller coaster when it opens life-threatening illnesses. Participating fundraisers get Ohio motorist traveling at more in April. The $24 million project than 125 mph was charged will take riders through 4,124 feet access to ride the Banshee for a of track and seven inversions at two-hour window April 17. Friday with vehicular homicide after his car struck a minivan, killing a couple inside, the State Highway Patrol said. Andrew D. Gans, of Kent, faces two counts of vehicular homicide with a reckless specification after Thursday night’s crash on the Ohio Turnpike, where both vehicles burst into flames. The victims, Wilbur and Margaret McCoy, both 77, of Toledo, were wearing seat belts when they were hit and were trapped inside of the minivan, the patrol said. Gans, 24, suffered injuries that are not life-threatening and was hospitalized for psychiatric evaluation at a Toledo hospital, said staff Lt. Anne Ralston, a patrol spokeswoman. Gans has spoken with investigators, but Ralston declined to comment on what he said or whether he offered any explanation for the erratic driving that was reported. EXCLUSIVE GET UP TO A He will be taken to jail folOFFER lowing his release from the hospital. No court date has been set and the case will go to a grand ® jury. The patrol said the incident Mail-in Reward when you buy a new set of FOUR Avenger remains under investigation. Touring LSR , Cooper Zeon RS3-A , Cooper Zeon RS3-S , Two troopers separately spotCourser AXT , Courser HSXTour or Courser HTR Tires. ted Gans’ car but weren’t able to catch or keep up with it before Offer available at you local Best-One: the crash near Fremont, about Courser AXT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $60 40 miles southeast of Toledo, Courser HSXTour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $60 Ralston said. BEST ONE TIRE & SERVICE OF DELPHOS Cooper Zeon RS3-A . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $60 Other drivers began calling 502 N. Main St. • Delphos Cooper Zeon RS3-S . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $60 dispatchers about the speeding, Courser HTR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $60 419-695-1060 weaving vehicle just before 7 Avenger Touring LSR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $50 p.m., about 20 minutes before it crashed into the back of the Rebate Promotion valid from December 1 thru 31, 2013. minivan. The driver covered For more information, go to roughly 60 miles in that time and passed two troopers, each *GO TO BESTONETIRE.COM FOR REQUIRED DOWNLOADABLE OFFICIAL OFFER FORM AND FOR OFFICIAL TERMS & CONDITIONS. FORM AND TERMS & CONDITIONS ALSO AVAILABLE AT POINT OF PURCHASE. REWARD PAID VIA MASTERCRAFT TIRES VISA PREPAID CARD, ACCEPTED of whom tried to pull behind the EVERYWHERE VISA DEBIT CARDS ARE ACCEPTED. THIS CARD IS ISSUED BY CENTERSTATE BANK OF FLORIDA, NA PURSUANT TO A LICENSE FROM VISA U.S.A. INC. CARD DOES NOT HAVE CASH ACCESS AND CAN BE USED AT ANY MERCHANTS THAT ACCEPT VISA DEBIT CARDS. OFFER IN EFFECT FOR TIRES PURCHASED FROM DECEMBER 1, 2013 THRU DECEMBER 31, 2013. OFFER BASED ON AVAILABILITY OF ELIGIBLE NEW TIRES AT TIME OF PURCHASE. ELIGIBLE TIRES ARE THE AVENGER TOURING LSR, COOPER ZEON RS3-A, COOPER ZEON RS3-S, COURSER AXT, westbound car but lost sight of COURSER HSXTOUR OR COURSER HTR TIRES REWARD DEPENDS ON QUALIFYING TIRES PURCHASED AND AVAILABILITY OF ELIGIBLE NEW TIRES AT TIME OF PURCHASE. it as it sped away, Ralston said.

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Friday, November 30, 2013

“It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.” — Paulo Coelho, author “The Alchemist”

That tree is mine
The Thanksgiving leftovers are put away, the mountains of dishes washed, the football games taken in and the dog is snoring contentedly on the couch. Another successful Thanksgiving meal with family. Now it’s time to turn my attention to the bare Christmas tree. Many already have their Christmas lights up and on outside, blazing proudly in the night. The holiday season doesn’t start for me the same as a lot of people. Some celebrate with the crushing Black Friday shopping frenzy. I’d rather have two forks stuck in my eye than go shopping the day after Thanksgiving. I don’t care for shopping all that much to begin with, let alone purposely subjecting myself to such a vicious, dogeat-dog experience. And that’s just finding a parking place. Some make an event of it. They set their alarm for some ungodly hour, stand in line for a few more hours, just to find that the item they wanted has already been sold out. No thanks. On Facebook, I saw people who had all the ads spread out with the times circled and routes drawn and everything color-coded. Looks interesting, just not for me. That is my husband’s domain. He is the shopper. He often skirts on the outside edges when I ask where we are going when we leave on a mission. “Oh, just here and here,” he says. Six stores later … Christmas for me starts when I put in “The Christmas Story” and lug all the boxes out from under the steps and clean out the bottom shelf of my closet where the “highly-prized” Christmas ornaments are carefully placed


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each year. The corner for the Christmas tree is cleared and furniture rearranged, etc. Ralphie is cunningly placing Red Rider BB Gun ads in his mother’s magazine as I am untangling lights and trying to figure out how I came to be with a few less strands than I had last year. Curious. Hey, didn’t we get a new thingamabob last year to plug them in to? Where is that? I was so excited when I found it on sale last year and now I don’t even know what I did with it. One flick of the switch and the whole living room was on or off. After the movie is over, I dig through the CD rack and find my favorite holiday tunes and we’re off with sleigh bells ring-tingtingling and so forth. “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” is another of my must-see holiday classics. To me, the Grinch’s big heart bursting out of its tight bindings is better than George Bailey hearing Clarence getting his wings. Sorry, sis. George running down the street after he finds he does have purpose and a place doesn’t compare to that poor dog in his oversized reindeer antlers struggling to pull the overflowing sleigh of ill-gotten goods up the mountain. To each his/her own. Anyway, when I finish my chocolate milk and catch up on Facebook, Ralphie goes in and that tree is mine.

Should you worry or is US military at the ready?
BY PAULINE JELINEK The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Warnings from defense officials and some experts are mounting and becoming more dire: The nation’s military is being hobbled by budget cuts. “You’d better hope we never have a war again,” the House Armed Services Committee chairman, Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon, R-Calif., said of the decline in what the military calls its readiness. So should Americans be worried? A look at what the Pentagon means by “ready” and where things stand: Readiness It’s the armed forces’ ability to get the job done, and it’s based on the number of people, the equipment and the training needed to carry out assigned missions. As an example, an Army brigade has a list of the things it would have to do in a full-level war, called its “mission essential task list.” And a 4,500-member brigade is deemed ready when it has the right supplies and equipment, is in good working condition and pretty much has that full number of people, well-trained in their various specialties, to conduct its tasks. Military units are rated on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being the best, or fully ready. Typically, a unit freshly returned from a tour of duty would carry a 5 rating, since it’s missing people because of casualties or because some are moving on to other jobs, and it’s missing equipment that was battered or worn in the field and is in for repairs or must be replaced. A unit can be sent out in less-thanfull ready status, but officials warn that would mean it could do less, take longer to do it, suffer more casualties, or all of the above. The U.S. military rating now Detailed information on that is classified secret so adversaries won’t know exactly what they’re up against. But because of ongoing budget fights, officials in recent weeks have given broad examples of readiness lapses in hopes of convincing Congress and the American people that cutbacks, particularly in training budgets, are creating a precarious situation. For instance, an Air Force official says they’ve grounded 13 combat fighter/bomber squadrons or about a third of those active duty units. And the Army says only two of its 35 active-duty brigades are fully ready for major combat operations. The service typically wants to have about 12 ready at any given time so a third of the total can be deployed, a third is prepared for deployment and a third is working to get ready. Analysts say a decade of massive spending increases have built a strong force superior to anything else out there. “We could certainly fight another war on the order of the first Gulf War (1991) without any problems; the Air Force could do air strikes in Syria,” said Barry M. Blechman of the Stimson Center think tank. “We wouldn’t want to get involved in another protracted war (like Iraq and Afghanistan), but in terms of the types of military operations we typically get involved in, we’re prepared for that.” See READY, page 10

Success for Ohio manufacturer accessing global markets
BY US SENATOR ROB PORTMAN that employs 700 Ohioans in eight facilities throughout our state in Findlay, London, Napoleon, New Miami, Pandora and Wooster. ADS is the world’s largest producer of corrugated high-density polyethylene or HDPE pipes used for drainage and sewage systems. ADS has employed Ohio workers for generations and is a recognized industry leader whose products are used throughout the United States and around the world. In 2011, ADS alerted me to discriminatory treatment that their HDPE pipe products were facing in Mexico. Despite the fact that ADS’s products were among the best in the world, their products were being excluded from the Mexican drainage and sewage pipe market by Mexican authorities who were refusing to follow the mandatory certification standards in Mexican law. ADS had operated in the Mexican market for three years under Mexico’s established standards and certification procedures, before Mexican regulators without warning refused to apply their domestic laws and denied ADS products the needed government certification. While operating in foreign markets requires companies to closely follow changing laws in those countries, ADS’s sit-

Food stamps and turkey tales
WASHINGTON — If you peruse the news on any given day, the farm bill/food stamp debate produces KATHLEEN PARKER two general impressions: Republicans are heartless turkey thieves; Democrats are spendthrift welfare caterers. If only neither were a little bit right. As with tabloid stories, there’s always a smidgen of truth in the headlines. Yet surely, too, there is some middle ground between such harshly ideological views. But no. We have grown fond of the facile and have wandered far from any willingness to meet halfway, especially when you get more bucks for your bang with hyperbolic indictments of the other side. The holiday season provides fresh corridors of shame. Last week, Gene Sperling, White House economic adviser, put a Thanksgiving spin on the GOP’s efforts to extract the federal food stamp funding from the farm bill. “At a time when people are about to sit around the table with their families to celebrate a meal,” Sperling intoned, “it hardly seems the right time to be pulling food off the table for millions of our neighbors.” Mission accomplished. Imprinted on the collective mind is a craftily placed message: Republicans don’t care about poor people. Distilling further, given that Republicans are mostly white — and the welfare model is associated with the Ronald Reagangenerated, African-American “welfare queen” — the inference can be made that Republicans don’t care about non-whites. Ergo, Republicans are selfish, greedy “haters.” Never underestimate the subliminal power of a holiday message. What better time to tap into the emotions of a turkey-induced, somnambulant populace? While the foregoing is not really true in any significant way (racists exist but don’t define the GOP any more than a few welfare scammers define the vast majority of foodstamp recipients), Republicans are nothing if not committed to executing their party’s operating principle — cut spending at all

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costs — no matter the consequences or political repercussions. While Senate Democrats want to reduce food-stamp spending by $4.5 billion over 10 years, House Republicans want to cut $39 billion, primarily by getting tougher on qualifications. Republicans seem equally committed to handing their plates to President Obama for second and third helpings of scorn and ridicule, even as their fortune cookie reads: “You’re winning, shut up!” Whether Republicans are correct on the economic merits of spending cuts is politically less significant than the more-urgent reality of perception. What could seem more heartless than cutting nutrition aid for 47 million poor people, including 210,000 children whose school meals likely would be eliminated or reduced, in the midst of an anemic recovery from recession, a still-lousy job market and, as Sperling pointed out, the holiday season. Forget optics, this is the visceral equivalent of puppy mills. Here’s the proper GOP message: “Our entire entitlement system needs reform, but now is not the time to cut food stamps. This is because people still can’t find work thanks to a sluggish economy that this administration’s policies have failed to improve and the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is merely making worse.” Oh, stop, it’s not THAT brilliant, then again … While the ACA continues to dog Democrats, and the president continues to use his executive power to usurp Congress’ role in amending the law, Republicans could seek ways to help poor people eat better food, perhaps by tying nutrition education to food-stamp subsidies. Wait, the previous farm bill did just that through education and nutrition incentives. Instead, Republicans want to cut nutrition education, though they do want to make certain types of unhealthy foods off-limits to food-stamp users. This seems not so much heartless as brainless. The party that wants to teach a man to fish; whose most-recent presidential nominee advocated “self-deportation” of illegal immigrants; and which has mocked New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s nannification of food choices — doesn’t seem much bothered by limiting individual choice when it comes to poor folk. See PARKER, page 10

Part of my job is to fight for American workers who are encountering unfair and illegal trade barriers in other countries. Even though those fights can sometimes go on for years, when we can create a level playing field for Ohioans and Ohio companies, everyone wins. Ohio is home to countless innovative businesses, ranging from high tech job creators to advanced manufacturers and service providers. Since we compete in a global economy, many jobs at these Ohio companies depend on exporting products to customers around the world. In fact, over one quarter of Ohio manufacturing jobs are dependent on export sales. I have visited over one hundred Ohio companies in the past few years and seen first-hand the innovative research, development, and advanced manufacturing that Buckeye State workers are doing every day. When these U.S. companies are able to access global customers, they support good-paying jobs at home. However, when our trading partners skirt international trade rules and engage in unfair trade practices to keep U.S. products out of their markets, we must step in to level the playing field. One of these innovative Ohio job creators is Advanced Drainage Systems, a Columbus-based company

uation had a concerning twist. In 2012, Mexican regulators implemented a new standard for these pipes. The new standard required pipe producers to meet criteria tailored to aid Mexican companies, while shutting-out global competitors with more innovative products like Ohio-based ADS. That type of discrimination was a clear violation of international trade law and unfairly targeted Ohio workers. Unfortunately, the refusal to follow established Mexican law and the implementation of a subsequent unfair standard were only the tip of the iceberg in ADS’s quest to receive fair treatment in Mexico’s drainage and sewage pipe market, as they were compounded by delays and shifting requirements from the Mexican government. I have worked closely with my Ohio colleagues— Senator Brown, Reps. Stivers, Tiberi and others—to stand up for ADS’s rights in Mexico. And recently, after years of intervention with U.S. and Mexican authorities, ADS finally received the three-year certification that is required by Mexican law that will allow it to sell its products to Mexican consumers. This victory was a big win for Ohio workers and our goal of ensuring a level playing field for all American companies. This ruling provides needed certainty for Ohio workers in the global marketplace. See MARKETS, page 10

Moderately confused

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T his and
The Lincoln Highway began in Times Square, Broadway and 42nd streets in New York City. From New York, it angled southwest through Trenton and Philadelphia, where it turned west beginning its coast-to-coast route. Trenton was 10 miles from where Washington and his brave Continental Army crossed the Delaware on Christmas in 1776 and then marched to Trenton, where they surprised the British and the Hessian troops. Washington knew the Hessians would be sleeping off their Christmas celebrations. This was a great victory for the Continental Army. Then to Philadelphia, on the east side of Pennsylvania, was where the U. S. Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were signed in Independence Hall. From there, the route went through the Amish Country, near Lancaster. The rolling hills then gave way to the Allegheny Mountains. The Lincoln Highway entered Ohio at East Liverpool and continued west to Canton, home of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The route continued through or towns like Massillon, Wo o s t e r, Mansfield, Crestline, Bucyrus, Upper Sandusky, Williamstown, Lima, Cairo, Gomer and Delphos. It actually did go through Lima, sometime between 1913 and 1919. It exited Lima by way of West Street, headed northwesterly with what is now State Route 115, to Ord’s Corner, where it turned westerly toward Gomer and Delphos. Gomer became the center of national attention on Saturday 29 October 1939 when Admiral Byrd’s “Snow Cruiser,” traveling from You Chicago Boston Putto Them In on the Lincoln Highway, scraped the corner of a bridge just east of Gomer,

Lincoln Highway II

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TODAY 9 a.m.-noon — Interfaith Thrift Store is open for shopping. St. Vincent dePaul Society, located at the east edge of the St. John’s High School parking lot, is open. 10 a.m. -2 p.m. — Delphos Postal Museum is open. 12:15 p.m. — Testing of warning sirens by Delphos Fire and Rescue. 1-3 p.m. — The Delphos Canal Commission Museum, 241 N. Main St., is open. 7 p.m. — Bingo at St. John’s Little Theatre. SUNDAY 1-3 p.m. — The Delphos Canal Commission Museum, 241 N. Main St., is open. MONDAY 11:30 a.m. — Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff St. 6:30 p.m. — Shelter from the Storm support group meets in the Delphos Public Library basement. 7 p.m. — Delphos City Council meets at the Delphos Municipal Building, 608 N. Canal St. Delphos Parks and Recreation board meets at the recreation building at Stadium Park. Washington Township trustees meet at the township house. 7:30 p.m. — Spencerville village council meets at the mayor’s office. Delphos Eagles Auxiliary meets at the Eagles Lodge, 1600 Fifth St. 8 p.m. — The Veterans of Foreign Wars meet at the hall. TUESDAY 11:30 a.m. — Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff Street. 7 p.m. — Delphos Coon and Sportsman’s Club meets. 7:30 p.m. — Alcoholics Anonymous, First Presbyterian Church, 310 W. Second St.

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Wright’s Truck stop is located west of Van Wert and is typical of the old time gas station truck stops. (Submitted photo) went out of control and landed in muddy Pike Run, tearing down a farm fence and the bridge guardrail. The vehicle was “a 37-ton giant…55 feet long, 20 feet wide and 16 feet high.” It was designed by Dr. Thomas Poulter for Byrd’s Antarctic expedition. Poulter and nine other passengers were involved a Safe Place. in the crash. The crash of the Snow Cruiser brought national media attention to Gomer, plus an estimated 125,000 spectators to the event over the weekend. The crash was blamed on a break in the hydraulic line that controlled the steering and breaks. Earlier in the day, the Snow Cruiser traveled through Delphos, right down Fifth Street, part of the Lincoln Highway. My grandparents lived at 626 E. Fifth St., so at the age of 8, I had a “ringside spot.” I can remember the event just like it was yesterday. Naturally, Dad drove us to Gomer on Sunday to view the wreck. It was awesome. See HIGHWAY, page 10

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DEC. 1 Scott Jackson Danielle Dancer Gerald “Jerry” Kraft Jr. Paige Smith Kathy Joseph Ellyas Donathan DEC. 2 Alan Landwehr Karen Ricker Casey Jettinghoff Emma Brinkman

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Jefferson opens boys Jays face off against old campaign with blowout win foe Flyers in State semis
By JIM METCALFE Staff Writer By JIM METCALFE Staff Writer DELPHOS — The shoe was on the other foot. The last few seasons, the Vanlue boys basketball team has been bigger and more experienced than the Jefferson crew. Friday night in the season-opener at “The Stage” of Jefferson Middle School, the host Wildcats were the bigger, more veteran and deeper crew and they took advantage big-time, pounding the visiting Wildcats 77-39. “We knew we were bigger and stronger inside and that was one area we tried to exploit with a lot of success,” Jefferson coach Marc Smith explained. “My whole focus tonight — especially for our first game — was to come out with great effort and play the entire way with that same effort; I felt we did that, especially defensively. We want to play at our high standard every night and not worry about the opponent.” The hosts crushed their foe on the glass 48-27 (14-6 offensive) as senior Ross Thompson had a double-double with 12 boards to go with 19 points and 6-5 sophomore Trey Smith had nine boards and 31 counters. Senior Nick Haggerty led the visitors with seven (and 14 points) as head coach Dean Birchmeier only carried eight players on the varsity team. For Birchmeier, it’s a different style than what Vanlue has played the last few seasons. “We don‘t have the size we did; Jefferson was bigger, stronger and more experienced across the board,” he said. “That is something we have to get used to. We were outplayed in every phase across the board; handling the ball, rebounding, getting back on defense, knowing what we are doing, everywhere.” The hosts delivered 17 assists (on 31 made baskets) — with freshman Jace Stockwell (7 boards, 4 steals) dishing five and senior Austin Jettinghoff (8 counters, 5 thefts) adding four — to only nine for their opponents. Delphos also canned a solid 31-of-61 shots, 4-of-17 long range, for 50.8 percent to 17-of-55 for Vanlue (3-of-19 from deep) for 30.9 percent. “Our ball movement was excellent. We have shot the ball well through the preseason and so you’re a little worried that you’ll comer out in your opener and maybe jack shots up,” Smith added. “We were a bit jittery with the first game but once we settled down, we were fine. We want to play at a high tempo and we did have a few too many turnovers but I can live with that the first game, especially since it is something new for a few of them; when they play hard on defense like this, we’ll give them more freedom. Plus, we played about 50 games during the summer and in scrimmages and it’s the first time we’ve had everybody together, so as a coaching staff, we’re still figuring it out.” Jettinghoff downed a triple to open the contest and the hosts never trailed. Using their man-to-man defense,


Jefferson sophomore Trey Smith goes up strong for 2 of his game-high 31 markers in the Wildcats’ season-opening 38-point win Friday night at The Stage. (Delphos Herald/ Randy Shellenbarger) extending it into a full-court trap throughout, they pushed the tempo with either steals or rebounds and ran off the first eight. With the tandem of Smith netting nine and Thompson six, they seized an 18-6 lead on a Thompson putback with 1:21 showing. It was more of the same from the Delphos crew the second period, though they spread the wealth around with five players getting at least two points. Smith scored six and Jettinghoff five. The hosts forced eight of the visitors’ 20 miscues but with the higher pace, also turned it over six times (18 total). When Jettinghoff came off a screen for a top-of-the-key triple with 1.9 ticks on the clock, the Jefferson edged was 39-14. The hosts built a quick 42-14 spread early in the third period before the guests made a mini-run of eight straight to lessen the deficit to 22 midway through the stanza. It was all Delphos after that; with Thompson exploding for six of his nine counters the rest of the way and Smith five of his seven (the other two came from senior Tyler Mox), Delphos ran off 13 straight before a 3-ball from the right wing by Vanlue junior Austin Smith (9 markers, 4 assists) with 2.2 ticks left made for a 57-25 scoreboard. The largest lead of the night — 40, at 77-37 — came late in the game as the Delphos bench emptied. “I don’t expect us to be outstanding in any one area but we want to do everything very well,” Birchmeier added. “The challenge is for us to see if we can get to that point. Our goal for the season is to see if we can get to that point.” Vanlue, which also received 10 markers from 6-3 senior Jacob Coldren, ended up 3-of-7 at the line (42.9%) and added 16 fouls. They visit Kalida tonight. Jefferson notched 11-of-17 free throws (64.7%) and 13 fouls. They visit Ridgemont this evening. In junior varsity action, Jefferson ruled from the start with a 22-0 first period and went on to a 62-12 rout. Freshman Drew Reiss led the way with 13 points and sophomore Grant Wallace added 10. Garrett Cornette was high man for the visitors with five.

Outside is a quartet that has caught the remainder of the passes completed There’s both good and bad about play- this season: junior ing a team so many times over the course Evan Hays (8 grabs, of seasons, like St. John’s is doing at 7 p.m. 103 yards; 17 punt tonight against Midwest Athletic Conference returns, 12.4-yard senior foe Marion Local in Division VII State average), semifinal action Andy May (7 for at Wapakoneta’s 105), senior Ben Wrasman (5 for 38; Harmon Field. Not only do these 39-of-47 extra points, Martz two archrivals play 42 total points; 40 every season but punts, 36.5-yard averhave played more age) and junior Tyler Conley (3 for 33). than a few times in Up front, senior left tackle Spencer Ginter the playoffs, the last paves the way with 18 pancake blocks, along being two seasons with junior left guard Wes Buettner (7) and ago when the Flyers senior center Ryan Shumaker (4). Defensively (ceding averages of 19.9 beat them 21-14 in the Division VI State points, 195.5 yards rushing and 136.6 yards passing per outing), the unit is led by linesemifinals. Shumaker For St. John’s (9-4) backers in senior Cody Looser (88 solo stops, head coach Todd 56 assists), junior Austin Heiing (64 and 39) Schulte and his staff, there is good in that the and Jettinghoff (47 and 27; 2 interceptions), Blue Jays know what the 2-time defending along with secondary mates Hays (52 and 38; 2 picks) and sophomore Jordan Mohler (52 champion Flyers will do. The bad is that the Flyers’ head coach Tim and 19; 2 picks), ends MacLennan (46 and Goodwin and his staff know what the Blue 13) and senior Jason Wittler (25 and 30) and sophomore tackle Trent Closson (30 and 21). Jays are doing. Schulte knows that the Flyer (13-0) “There are no surprises either way. We offense — which averages 37.5 know what has gotten us to this points, 205.7 yards rushing and point and they know what has gotten them to this point, so 143.4 passing per game — will be spearheaded by senior quarterneither is going to go away from back and Pittsburgh-commit Adam that; there are subtle things you Bertke under center (102-of-156 can possibly do but basically, passing, 1.307 yards, 15 scores, 5 there are no surprises,” Schulte picks; 64 rushes, 350 yards. 6 TDs acknowledged. — despite missing several games The Blue Jay offense (averagwith a broken hand). ing 26.5 points and 294.4 yards “The only thing really different per game) is led by its more offensively from the first time we balanced and better-executing played them (a 28-14 Flyer win in running game (averaging 245.8 week 6 at Stadium Park) is that they yards per game) and the 3-headare running Bertke a lot more. They ed backfield of senior tailback Buettner have used three guys at tailback and Tyler Jettinghoff (254 rushes, 1.546 yards, 28 scores; 8 catches, 82 yards; switch them out at will,” Schulte said. “They 15 kickoff returns, 21.7-yard average), senior have a lot of size on the perimeter that are fullback Luke MacLennan (103 carries, 936 tough to match up with and they are a balyards, 8; 17 catches, 280 yards, 3; 11 kickoff anced offense. They aren’t the biggest guys returns, 25.4-yard average) and junior sig- up front but they have good size and they nalcaller Nick Martz (126 rushes, 653 yards, move well.” 6; 47-of-111 passing, 612 yards, 4 TDs, 10 picks). See JAYS, page 7

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Mon dieu! What a horrid week we all had, some more horrid — or is it horrider?? — than others. The best was regular Dave Boninsegna who went 7-4-1 overall — OK, maybe his wasn’t that bad, the stinker! — finishing 5-1 in college (how DOES he do it? Hint, hint) and 2-3-1 in the NFL. He now stands 79-63-1 (44-27, 35-36-1). He even got the Grey Cup right - too bad it doesn’t count! Regular Bob Weber went 6-5-1 (4-2, 2-3-1) to get to 89-54-1 — 50-22 and 39-32-1). I and first Guest Picker Brian Bassett went 4-7-1, both 3-3 and 1-4-1. I tumble to 79-64-1 (42-30, 37-34-1). With second GP Erin Cox (plugging in in an emergency situation) going 2-9-1 (1-5, 1-4-1), the GPs are now a combined 137123-1 (72-59, 65-64-2) VARSITY Erin and John Parent, Times Bulletin Sports Editor, are the GPs. VANLUE (39) Here are the Games: Colton Huston 1-0-2, Austin Smith College: Ohio State versus Michigan; Alabama at Auburn; Clemson at South Carolina; UCLA at USC; Texas A & M at Missouri; 3-2-9, Nick Hagerty 7-0-14, Sam Minnesota at Michigan State. Wagner 1-0-2, Devin Hendricks 1-0-2, NFL: New Orleans at Seattle (Monday); Denver at Kansas City; Tampa Bay at Carolina; Cincinnati at San Diego; Arizona at Jacob Coldren 4-1-10, Tim Reed 0-0-0, Philadelphia; NY Giants at Washington. Andrew Ross 0-0-0. Totals 15-2-3/7-39. JIM METCALFE JEFFERSON (77) Jace Stockwell 1-0-2, Drew Reiss COLLEGE: started to play to their capability; so was named interim head coach. The 0-0-0, Josh Teman 0-0-0, Austin OHIO STATE: have Panthers. Cam Newton will outplay Bruins are riding high right now and Jettinghoff 3-0-8, Ross Thompson 9-1rookie QB Glennon for Tampa Bay. continue their dominance. 19, Trey Smith 11-8-31, Tyler Mox Michigan QB Gardner CINCINNATI: Chargers were great Missouri: The Tigers control their 3-0-6, Nick Fitch 3-0-6, Dalton Hicks is a turnover machine. on offense last week, terrible on defense. own destiny: Win and they’re in the SEC 0-0-0, Kurt Wollenhaupt 1-0-3, Tyler Their defense may not be that bad but Don’t expect same on offense this week championship game. A and M IS in disarRice 0-2-2. Totals 27-4-11/17-77. against a Buckeye in blacked-out game. ray right now; I am taking Mizzou. Score by Quarters: offense firing on all PHILADELPHIA: Eagles have finally Michigan State: This is a tune-up for Vanlue 6 8 11 14 - 39 cylinders, that’s too figured it out on offense. Desert teams Sparty to take on the Buckeyes in the Big Jefferson 18 21 18 20 - 77 not the same in cold weather. 10 Championship game; State wins big. Three-point goals: Vanlue, Smith, much. A U B U R N : NEW YORK GIANTS: Road teams NFL: Coldren; Jefferson, Jettinghoff 2, Smith, Another heart over tend to win in these NFC East archrivalSeattle: Seattle is smoking hot right Wollenhaupt. head pick but if anyries. This game is in FedEx Field; you now; they keep it going with a win at —— one can run on Crimson Tide defense, do the math. home on Monday night. JUNIOR VARSITY it’s Auburn. ——Denver: For the first time this seaVANLUE (12) SOUTH CAROLINA: Fool we once DAVE BONINSEGNA son, both the Denver Broncos and Anthony Moore 0-0-0, Cole College: Kansas City Chiefs are coming off lossKeeney 0-0-0, Quin Creager 0-1-1, against a strong team, shame on you, Ohio State: The GAME; not going to es. The AFC West rivals will meet for the Travis Wingate 1-0-3, Andrew Biller Clemson. There isn’t a twice here. USC: Trojans may have become the be much of a game O-H….I-O second time in three weeks; Denver won 0-1-1, Chris Ward 0-0-0, Garrett Alabama: the game two weeks ago and will do Cornette 2-1-5, Andrew Ross 1-0-2. surprise team of college football after Kiffin fiasco. The biggest again this week. Totals 3-1-5/8-12. MISSOURI: Read South Carolina chance this seaCarolina: The Panthers are playing JEFFERSON (62) like a team that wants to go to the Super Drew Reiss 6-1-13, Josh Teman comments above; just apply it to Aggies son for Bama to get knocked off; Bowl; Tampa is just bad. Carolina gets 4-1-9, Cole Arroyo 3-0-6, Alex and Johnny Football. MICHIGAN STATE: Will Spartans be u n f o r t u n a t e l y, the win. Neubert 0-0-0, Ryan Goergens 2-0-4, don’t think it will Cincinnati: The Bengals got a rest Kyle Wreede 2-0-4, Brandan Herron looking ahead? Not a chance. PRO: happen. Have to last week and have a lead in the AFC 2-2-6, Christian Stemen 2-2-6, Grant SEATTLE: Seahawks may have the go with the Tide North; they go into San Diego and get a Wallace 4-2-10, Austin Blanton 1-0-2, win on Sunday. Nick Long 1-0-2, Drake Schmitt 0-0-0. only secondary that can match up with to roll. Drew Brees and his receivers. Plus, S o u t h Arizona: Carson Palmer has the Totals 28-0-6/13-62. there’s a reason Seattle doesn’t lose in Carolina: The Cardinals on a 4 game winning streak, Score by Quarters: front of the 12th Man. Gamecocks have including a dismantling of the Colts last Vanlue 0 3 2 7 - 12 DENVER: I’m not worried about won four straight in the series; Clemson week. I am taking the Cards in this one. Jefferson 22 8 16 16 - 62 is having problems scoring. I am liking Three-point goals: Vanlue, Peyton and Broncos getting over tough loss. I might with Chiefs. South Carolina. Wingate; Jefferson, none. CAROLINA: Buccaneers have UCLA: USC is 6-1 since Ed Orgeron See PICKS, page 7


Team 1 is comprised of, left to right, front Row: Morgan Schuck, Evelyn Vonderwell, Team 2 is made up of, left to right, front row - Jace, Troy Pseekos, Issac Mershman, Ghavin Bitters, Aubree Bayman and Annabelle Stepleton. Second Row: Joshua Unland, Avery Altenburger and Riley Wenzlick; and back row, Jarrett Radler, Brooke Altenburger, Layken Brinkman, Ella Wilson, Tanner Hetrick and Alex Martz; and Third Row, Coaches Alayna Wrasman, Ella Druckenmiller, Bradyen Hensley and Aubrey Dudgeon. See more photos on page 7. Kevin Osting and Jimmy Bayman. Absent is Trey Hershey. (Photos Submitted)

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NY Giants: The Giants and Redskins are battling to avoid last place in the division. Despite losing last week to the Cowboys, I am taking the Giants to rebound. ——BOB WEBER COLLEGE OHIO STATE - Being that I remember those days in the 90’s when the team up north ruined great years for my beloved Buckeyes, I’m still going with Buckeyes to come away with the win. ALABAMA - I’ll be rooting big time for the Tigers but the Tide keeps rolling. SOUTH CAROLINA - Tajh Boyd vs. Jadeveon Clowney - two great athletes that we’ll be watching on Sundays next year. Clowney will have the best in this matchup. USC - The Trojans are on a roll and Head Coach Ed Orgeron has done a fabulous job in reviving this program. Star receiver Marquise Lee is also back for the Trojans. MISSOURI - The Tigers leas the SEC in sacks (35), interceptions (18) and have forced turnovers in 41 straight games = long day for Johnny Football. MICHIGAN STATE - The Spartans continue to

roll with their defense leading the way. Next stop Buckeyes in Big10 Championship game. PROS SEATTLE - Monday night and the loudest stadium with the 12th man will make it very difficult for Brees. DENVER - Very unsure regarding this pick; however, Peyton and the boys get it done. CAROLINA - Love the Panthers and how Cam Newton is leading this team. CINCINNATI - I’m going with the Bengals even though their road record is horrible this year. PHILADELPHIA - Please Eagles, keep winning!!! I can’t stand the Cowboys (Editor’s Note: Ouch; a shot to my solar plexis!). WASHINGTON - These two teams are going nowhere fast. I hope (because he’s on my fantasy team) Robert Griffin III has a big night against the Giants. ——— ERIN COX COLLEGE: Michigan: Go Big Blue — of course I’m talking about Kentucky basketball here. I would rather pick that other team that thinks they’re Big Blue rather than OSLose. Alabama: “Sweet Home Alabama” is a great song. South Carolina: The ol’ ball coach will outcoach Clemson.

USC: Picking UCLA because of their color didn’t work for me last week so I don’t like them anymore. Texas A&M: My dad told me to pick this. After my failure last week, I thought I should get a second opinion. Michigan State: Those Golden Gophers completely failed me last week. Turns out they’re not so golden. NFL: New Orleans: I think the Saints can handle the Seattle crowd because that’s going to be the main factor. Denver: Peyton has something to prove this week. Carolina: Carolina looks good this year. Tampa Bay, not so much. Cincinnati: Maybe that week off will help Cincy get enough preparation. Arizona: The Cardinals have started looking good and they should be able to handle the Eagles. Washington: Is it considered a tie if neither team scores? Maybe RGIII got some help from his dad in the locker room last week that will help him out. ——— JOHN PARENT Ohio State: I’ll take the Buckeyes here and I don’t expect it to be particularly close. Michigan looked like a fraud with their top-15 pre-season ranking when they nearly lost to UConn early in the season and they seemed to have regressed from there. OSU 47-13 Alabama: Auburn is an outstanding rushing team but a one-dimensional offense is probably in big trouble against Alabama. If the Tigers can move the ball

through the air, they can keep it interesting, but I expect the Tide to roll, 38-18. Clemson: An underrated rivalry game and one with two upper-tier teams this season. Clemson quarterback Tahj Boyd is a difference maker. I’ll take Clemson, 33-27. USC: As bad as Southern Cal looked early, their talent has shown through since Lane Kiffin was shown the door. UCLA gets better every season and I expect a close contest, but the Bruin defense has been unimpressive recently. Gimme USC 37-26. A&M: Not much defense will be played in this one. Missouri is better than most people realize but A&M is more than just Johnny Football. Aggies win a shootout 49-44. Minnesota: Minnesota is one of the best stories in all of college football this season, but even with all the momentum in the world, they can’t match the Spartans in terms of talent. Still, with the Legends division already wrapped up, Sparty doesn’t have much to play for. I like the Gophers to pull the upset as MSU looks ahead to the B1G title game, 27-24. PROS Seahawks: Seattle is tough to beat at home, but yet another suspension has left their secondary awfully thin. That’s bad news with Drew Brees and the Saints coming to town. Can Russell Wilson make enough plays? With Percy Harvin healthy again, I think so. Seahawks 31-27. Denver: The Chiefs are coming off two games

where their defense has been torched by Peyton Manning and Philip Rivers. Now, with Tamba Hali playing on a bad ankle, they have to face Manning again with the Bronco coming off a brutal loss at New England. Denver will take out some frustration this week and the Chiefs’ free fall continues, 46-17. Carolina: Early in the year, this looked like maybe the worst game on the schedule, but the Panthers have won eight straight to thrust themselves in the middle of the playoff race while the Bucs have taken three-in-arow. The Panthers defense is among the elite and will be too much for rookie Mike Glennon. Carolina 24-14. Cincinnati at San Diego - Rivers and the Chargers have been playing well at home of late and scored 4 last week against a tremendous Kansas City defense. Andy Dalton played well in the middle of the year but hasn’t been the same guy over the past few weeks. Chargers 29-17. Arizona: The Eagles have won just one of their last 11 home games and Arizona has surprised many by staying in the playoff race this far into the season. Neither team has shown great consistency this season. I’ll take the Cardinals in what’s basically a pick-em game, 27-24. NY Giants: The Redskins are awful on defense. While Robert Griffin III has taken plenty of heat this year, he has very little around him. The Giants aren’t a great team, either, but are 5-1 in their last six. One team trending up and the other one down. I’m taking the Giants, 22-13.

Team 4, coached by O’Connor and Weiss, has Kobe O’Connor, Ayden Weiss, Isaiah Freewalt, Maya Calvelage, Brayden Pohlman, Emma Lindeman, Carter Sherrick, Elijah Team 3 has, left to right, front row: Talan Siefker, Ava Munoz, Isaac Dickman, Kennedy Mueller, Alena Fuerst, Aubrey Lybarger and Kali Yates. Sterling and Morgan Kimmel. Second row: Romelio Olmeda, Triston McIntosh, Dillon Shough, Sebastian Baughn and Callie Shawhan. Back row: Coach Derek Sterling. Absent from photo: Ellie Rahrig and coach Tony Rahrig.

Team 5, headed by Kunz and Sara Stearns, has Emma Kunz, Trevor Stearns, Alanna Team 6 with coaches Michelle Boggs and Swick, has Drew Boggs, Victoria (Tori) Knebel, Laila Sites, Gwen Wagner, Ian Fairchild, Conner Baldauf, Olivia Donathan, Swick, Austin Shafer, Austin Coil, Emma Cooley, Elijah Swick, Cheyenne Weber, Maddie Asher Spring and Boston Reynolds. Gerdeman, Grant Ulm and Lydia Hablitzel.


Team 8, with coaches Casemier and Jackson, has front from left, Lea Rudasill, Piper Team 7, coached by Waltmire and Dave Moenter, Mason Waltmire, Austin Moenter, Kyrstin Moore, Aaron Moenter, Logan Gossett, Grace Brickner, Audrey Violet, Preston Osenga, Alyvia Lindeman, Kierstin Jackson and Dylan Hummer; and second row: Henderson, Elayna Will, Brayden Klaus and Raina Pence. Greyson Rode, Aiden Pohlman, Alex Herron, Abby Kerner and Trace Casemier. Absent is Greg Cline. (Continued from page 6) over Arlington. “We got off to a quick start and that really helps. I felt we came out ready to play,” Schulte added. “I felt we dominated the line of scrimmage from the start. We had two running backs over 100 yards and that comes down to good blocking up front that allowed our backs to square their shoulders. “Our number one goal on defense was to take away Rettig; we did not want him to beat us and we shut him down. “We are still getting better in every phase — we aren’t the same team that was 2-4 after week 6 — and feel like we haven’t played our best game yet. Hopefully, that will be tonight.”

In the running game, look for Aaron Nietfeld (157 carries, 914 yards, 15 TDs), oft-injured Jacy Goettemoeller (130 rushes, 669 yards, 17 TDs; 10 catches, 123, 1) and Hunter Wilker (38 totes, 319 yards, 4; 42 grabs, 664 yards, 6). Outside is featured 6-2 Troy Homan (51 catches, 703 yards, 11), 6-7 Ryan Bruns (21 for 249 yards, 3) and 6-1 Austin Albers (10 for 117, 1). “Defensively, they are still the same aggressive, fast unit. They really come after you and try to disrupt your offense,” Schulte continued. “They move so well, even the linemen; they just don’t stay blocked and they get a lot of helmets on the ballcarrier.” That 3-4 unit, which gives up 8.2 points, 92.2 yards rushing and 107.3 passing, is spearheaded by linebackers Jacob Kunkler (10 solos, 111 assists, 5 sacks), Brandon Prenger (6 and 90, 6; 62 extra points) and Joe Schwieterman (5 and 88), end Peyton Kramer (4 and 65, 5) and cornerback Nate Nagel (9 and 53; 6 interceptions). “It comes down to execution; we know what we want to do, so for us, that is the running game and moving their guys off the ball,” Schulte said. “Defensively, it’s the same thing; execution and controlling the line of scrimmage. Then you can talk about special teams — which they excel at. In games like this, turnovers, penalties, missed assignments and field position are all amplified. You can’t give a team this good a short field. We have to strap them up from the opening kickoff.” The Jays come off their first shutout of the season, 33-0

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The Herald – 9

Tomorrow’s Horoscope
By Bernice Bede Osol
living. Consider your options, but don’t make an impulsive move. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -Express your feelings and make unusual plans that will bring about a change at home or where you reside. Romance should be planned and a commitment made. MONDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2013 Your ability to wheel and deal will amaze those around you, but don't be too eager to get involved in joint ventures. Focus on yourself and your own advancement this year. Trying to do too much for others will result in your own loss. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- You may be charming, but before you try to convince others to give you their support, make sure you have your facts straight and you know what you are talking about. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Interact with a variety of people. You will gain popularity if you are benevolent. Others will be interested in your plans and support your efforts. Romance is on the rise. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- Seek sound advice from someone you respect. You need an impartial opinion. Take a long, hard look at your motives. Selfdeception is apparent. Rethink your next move. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- Direct your energy into physical activities or furthering your objectives. You will accomplish a lot if you are determined. Your creative ability will be replenished, so use it. ARIES (March 21-April 19) -Rewards will head in your direction if you offer help. You will be appreciated and recognized for your attributes. Expect lots of activity at home. Early preparations should be underway. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -Jealousy and stubbornness must not be allowed to take over. Spend quality time with the people you love. Career moves that will give you greater freedom can be made. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Making new acquaintances will be entertaining. Get involved in a worthwhile cause, and you will open up doors to business partnerships. People from your past can change your future. CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Enjoy the company of someone you think is special, but don't feel the need to pay or to do too much in order to win favors. Keep the relationship equal. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Avoid taking unnecessary risks. Don't let someone you love goad you into taking on an expense you cannot afford. It is you who will have to suffer the consequences of your actions. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -Network, learn and communicate all you can with individuals who have the knowhow and information you need to get ahead. Don't let your emotions stand in the way of your advancement. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -- Concentrate on work. Personal relationships will interfere with reaching your goals. Take advantage of a chance to learn from someone with a different background, skills or expertise. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- Focus on people, places and pastimes. The information you acquire will contribute to something you can use in the near future. Someone from your past will influence a decision you make now. COPYRIGHT 2013 United Feature Syndicate, Inc.


SUNDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2013 Keep things moving along, but don’t use force or pressure when intelligence and diplomacy will get you so much further ahead. Open your heart to those in need and gravitate toward unique solutions that will improve your life as well as the community you live in. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- Come together with people who share your concerns and interests. You can make a difference if you question what’s wrong and demand change. Speak up and make changes. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Keep your finances in order and your sights on your personal goals. Don’t feel pressured into making a choice when clearly you are in the driver’s seat. Make a decision and don’t budge. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -Question your values and change your goals. Re-evaluate your position, and if you aren’t happy with the way things are going, do whatever it takes to change your course of action. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- Do what you can, but don’t overstep your bounds. Listen, and you will realize your choice is clear; following through will come easy. Romance will improve your day. ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- A change in your financial situation can make a difference to your standard of living. Don’t be too quick to give up a position you enjoy. Stick to basics and moderation. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Talk about matters that concern you personally. You can resolve issues and make plans and agreements that will help improve your relationships with the people you care about most. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You’ll be torn between what you want and what you are allowed to do. A heated discussion will make matters worse. Include whoever is holding you back, and you may reach an agreement. CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Share your thoughts, feelings and intentions, and you will get a favorable response. Don’t let excess stand between you and what you want. Reasonable plans will seal a deal. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Fair and straightforward discussions will help alleviate future problems. Keeping an open mind and making simple plans will be the prerequisites to compromise and equality. Embrace change. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- A day trip will bring you joy, adventure and a closer connection to someone you love. Romance is highlighted along with personal alterations that make you look and feel your best. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -- Don’t overspend on home improvements. Uncertainties will arise regarding how you feel and the way you are currently




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St. Vincent de Paul Society Treasurer Dennis Hickey said in the past year they have helped 500 families. “We can help them once every two months with rent, utilities and prescriptions up to $150,” Hickey explained. “Currently, we are seeing a spike of 20 to 25 percent in calls for assistance.” Hickey said they have assisted 75 families in the past month and attributes the increase to loss of jobs, cutting of hours — some are down to 30 hours per week — at their place of employment and higher utility bills. “There’s just not enough out there to help them take care of their financial obligations,” Hickey said with empathy, adding it is very unfortunate that they see (assist) the same people year after year. “We are seeing their children and grandchildren — second and third generations — coming to us for


help,” Hickey explained. During fiscal year 2012, Social Services provided $84,000 in financial assistance to families for living expenses. “Just because they make a whole lot of money doesn’t mean they can manage their money or have enough of it to cover expenses,” Strayer said. “Maybe these people have court fees, hospital bills or some kind of unexpected bills.” Last year, the St. Vincent de Paul Society collaborated with the folks managing the Community Christmas Project and prepared 109 food boxes, which were distributed to people in need in the Delphos Public School District. Strayer said this year, Social Services is working with Community Unity Free Supper On Us to offer their clients free financial seminars sponsored by local financial institutions. She said the tentative plan is to offer six seminars beginning on Jan. 2. The

focus is to better equip people to live in this challenging economic climate and give them the tools to succeed. “We want to be more than a BandAid,” she spoke passionately. “We want to be the stitches.” She said a few years ago, there was a homeless man who took a Financial Literacy class and exceeded all expectations. “After a year, he bought a small Certificate of Deposit and opened a checking account,” Strayer said with enthusiasm. Strayer said she welcomes talking with anybody who may need assistance. People can call, get information and schedule an appointment to come in. “We can help people by going on line with them and filling out all of the information to get signed up for services through the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services,” Strayer said. Likewise, Hickey said St. Vincent de Paul Society will take people’s

information after they call, check their eligibility and make arrangements for them to pick up whatever they need. “That’s our mission and helping them makes it worthwhile,” Hickey said proudly. Each organization appreciates any donations, canned and boxed food items, paper products and monetary gifts. “All donations are greatly appreciated,” Strayer said. “We have a wish list of the most given away and requested foods.” “We usually run out of peanut butter and jelly and pasta,” Hickey added. “Paper goods, toilet paper and paper towels usually run short also.” Hickey said that donations can be dropped off at Hickey Morris Insurance Agency located at 452 E Second St. For more information about Interfaith Thrift Store’s Social Service’s Pantry, call Strayer at 419-692-2942; the St. Vincent de Paul Society, call for the Ministry Center at 419-695-4050.


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• Drive slowly since everything takes longer on snowcovered roads; • The following distance should be increased to eight to 10 seconds which will increase margin of safety and provide the longer distance needed if you have to stop; • Know your brakes. Whether you have anti-lock brakes or not, the best way to stop is threshold breaking; • Don’t stop if you can avoid it. Slow down enough to keep rolling until a traffic light changes; • Don’t power up hills; • Don’t stop going up a hill; and • Stay home. If you really don’t have to go out, don’t.

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Delphos was, and still is, blessed by having the Lincoln Highway going right through town. There were several gas stations and Maude’s Restaurant on Fifth Street. In fact, at the corner of Main and Fifth, there was Brigg’s Marathon on the southwest corner and Kurtz Sohio right across the street to the east. Some say there was a gas station on the northwest corner also but I can’t recall that. There was German’s Shell at the corner of Fifth and Fort Jennings Road and other gas stations on the west end of Fifth Street. They were all “full-service” stations, where you got your oil checked and your windows washed for free. There were several notable bridges along the Delphos – Gomer route. One was the an attractive old triple-arch bridge over the Ottawa River, just west of Gomer, and another was a unique structure with arched parapet walls, just east of the wreck site, also crossing Pike Run. There was also the bridge with several arches across the Auglaize, which was pictured in Lincoln Highway part one, in last week’s Herald. Many homes, especially those on East Fifth Street, lost their front yards when the highway was widened to handle the increase in traffic. The Veterans Memorial is at the corner of Fifth and Main. There were other favorite spots near Delphos on the Lincoln Highway. There was the Lincoln Highway Dairy and the Lincoln Inn (also known as Steve’s), a favorite night club, just west of town. Glass milk bottles from the Lincoln Highway Dairy are still very collectable. At one time, the Lincoln Highway entered Delphos on East Second Street, turned north on Main Street until Fifth Street, where it turned west toward Van Wert. In or near Delphos, the Lincoln Highway crosses the Miami–Erie Canal, the Jennings Creek and the West Jennings Creek near Mox Nursery. This section of the road was known as Ridge Road for many years. It rides the beach ridge of the Old Lake Maumee, a glacial lake. Riding the ridge is very noticeable for many

miles as you head west. More “famous” spots between Delphos and Van Wert were the truck stop and the “Old Dutch Mill” near Middle Point. Just a few years back, there was the Wassenberg Peony Farm on the south side of the road, closer to Van Wert. There were acres and acres of pink, white and red peonies and many species of beautiful Iris in all colors. The first Van Wert Peony Festival was held in 1932 with a really big parade. Just as you enter Van Wert, you pass the Marsh Foundation (children’s home) and the headquarters for the Ohio State Patrol. Other spots in Van Wert are the Marsh Hotel, the Van Wert County Courthouse, Balyeat’s Coffee Shop and the beautiful Brumback Library. In 1919, it was a really big deal when a three-mile-long U. S. Army transportation convoy passed through Delphos and Van Wert from Washington, D.C., to its destination in San Francisco. West of Van Wert, it crossed the Indiana State Line, continuing to Fort Wayne, then entering Illinois, where it by-passed Chicago. The state of Iowa capitalizes on the Lincoln Highway as it crosses near the center of the state. One special highway landmark in Iowa is the bridge in Tama with “LINCOLN HIGHWAY” cut into the cement on each side of the bridge. The headquarters for the National Lincoln Highway Association is in Iowa.

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In Nebraska, the highway crossed the Platte River and on to Wyoming, where it crossed the Continental Divide, west of Cheyenne. In Utah, the route skirted the south end of the Great Salt Lake and then linked the Nevada towns of Ely, Eureka and Austin. The main route crossed the Donner Pass in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, near the state line between Nevada and California. It traveled on down to Sacramento, looped around to the south through Stockton to enter San Francisco via Oakland and the bay ferry. There’s a story of an old man in one of the western states who made his home on a little muddy section of the Lincoln Highway where he sold gas and food. He had a good racket going where he would direct travelers to the shorter route where he used an old water spring to make a huge mud-hole. When the cars got stuck, he would charge to have his team of horses pull them out. He also charged a pretty penny for gas. As time went by, the Federal Government created the system of numbering the roads or highways, with much of the Lincoln Highway becoming U. S. Route 30; later still, I-80 ran along side these routes from coast to coast. US 30 was constructed through Van Wert County in 1968. The four-lane Route 30 was being constructed around Delphos during the

1978 blizzard and completed Delphos in 1980. It was only in recent years when the four lane was completed east of Beaverdam. Gary Levitt, in Curator Corner, reminded Delphos residents of all the treasures we have in our town. First of all, we were a part of the old Great Black Swamp with the beach area of the old glacial lake, Lake Maumee, skirting the north edge of town. This ridge road west of town became part of the Lincoln Highway. As a result, it is a garden spot for farmers with some of the most productive soil on Earth. The Miami–Erie Canal came through in 1845, then three or four great railroad systems and the Interurban criss-crossed our town. In 1834, the first road was cut through this dense woods from the Auglaize River, through the present site of Delphos to the village of Van Wert, by William Scott and William Brady. Then came the Lincoln Highway and the Harding Highway, along with other roads coming into Delphos like 190, 697, 66 and 309. After all the transportation sources came many beautiful churches, several parks, the library, two great school systems, two museums, Veterans Memorial Park, the Microtel and the two murals painted by Oscar Velazquez. Soon, we will have a Bed & Breakfast on Bredeick Street where visitors can sit along the Jennings Creek in between visits to our many interesting sites. The list is endless. We should take every opportunity to capitalize on this. The Western Ohio Lincoln Highway Association was recently formed. Local members include Bob Ebbeskotte, Linda Baker and Theresa Bradstock. Anyone interested in joining can contact Linda Baker. The next meeting for the group will be in Gomer on Dec. 17. The program will be the Snow Cruiser. Our country celebrated Thanksgiving this past week and we sure have much to be thankful for. Now we are preparing for Christmas. The time between the holidays is very short this year. As we Christians prepare for Christmas, let us wish a Happy Hanukkah to our Jewish friends. Happy Hanukkah!

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The problem Even those who believe the situation is not yet dire say that eventually these budget cuts will catch up with the force. Some analysts say another two or three years of training cuts, for instance, will leave the U.S. military seriously unprepared. As an added wrinkle, the cuts come just as the military had planned a significant re-training of the force. That is, the bulk of U.S. forces were organized, trained and equipped over the past 12 years for counterinsurgency wars like Iraq and Afghanistan and now need to sharpen skills needed to counter other kinds of threats in other parts of the world. For instance, much of the Air Force focus in recent years has been on providing close air support for the ground troops countering insurgents and not on skills that would be needed if the U.S. were involved in a

conflict with a foreign government — skills like air-to-air combat and air interdiction. A solution There’s broad agreement in Washington that budget cuts should be tailored rather than done by the automatic, acrossthe-board cuts known as sequestration over the next decade. There is not agreement on politically sensitive potential savings from closing and consolidating some military bases, holding the line on troop compensation that has grown over the war years or drawing down more steeply from the wartime size of the force. Finding replacement cuts for sequestration is the priority of budget talks led by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and his Senate counterpart, Patty Murray, D-Wash., who are facing an informal Dec. 13 deadline to reach a deal. Any agreement that they negotiate could still be rejected by their colleagues.


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Wouldn’t nutrition education illuminating smart choices be a wiser, more-conservative path than just saying no? When it comes to health care, reducing obesity, the second-leading cause of preventable death behind smoking, should be a bipartisan, national imperative. Thus, wise Republicans should meet Democrats in the middle on this one, not only because keeping nutrition aid and education in place is the right thing to do but because more people needing help merely underscores the conservative view that Democratic policies, especially the ACA, are making the job market worse and more people hungry. When your opponent is headed into a perfect storm, why follow him? (Continued from page 1) cousin told him about a deal on a big-screen TV. “I said, ‘I’m not going to do it. Those people are crazy’,” Gopalakrishnan said before heading to a Wal-Mart on Friday.

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Answers to Friday’s questions: The original Catch-22 is the catch that prevents a U.S. Air Force pilot from asking to be grounded on the basis of insanity. A man “would be crazy to fly more mission and sane if he didn’t, but if he was sane, had to fly them. If he flew them, he was crazy and didn’t have to; but if he didn’t, he was sane and had to.” Isaac Asimov’s first book was Pebble in the Sky, written in 1950. Today’s questions: In how many films did Basil Rathbone play Sherlock Holmes? Who started the craze of eating goldfish? Answers in Monday’s Herald.


I began to sit up, but fell back to the floor. In a little while, my head cleared and I tried to reassure Janie that I was alright. Apparently, I had passed out and struck my head on the door as I fell, which caused a small cut on my forehead and the resulting blood. We were both shaken, but decided we may as well tough it out and try to get some more sleep. We had all survived the Y2K care of January 2000; catastrophic things didn’t occur like so many had predicted and we were determined not to let this little incident stop us from the purpose God had for us at our new place of ministry. As I write this, I’m sitting at my desktop computer in the basement of the parsonage. With help from the good people of Delphos First, we made many improvements to the basement. New ceiling tile, new carpet, fresh paint, etc., were completed during our first year of living here. Our home and the basement have been filled with the sounds of family, friends and the six grandchildren and two great-grandsons that have been born since we’ve lived here. Almost 14 years have passed since that difficult day and night in January. Our church family and our God have been with us in the good days and the bad. We’ve experienced the joys of being “on the mountain top” and the sorrow of being “in the valley.” There have been times of miracles and laughter as well as dark days of despair and disappointment. Together we have lived and together we have loved. Isn’t that what life is all about? I’m convinced that our faith is best expressed by how we live, how we love and how we treat people. We’re so thankful and Janie and I feel so blessed that we’re still here despite a difficult beginning.


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While operating in global markets has enormous potential for Ohio workers, we must also make sure that our competitors are playing by the rules. When given an even playing field, Ohio workers are the best in the world. Ohio workers have unique skills and expertise to compete with anyone, and we must ensure that their ability to compete isn’t impeded by unfair government policies.

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