Cloudy today

with areas of
fog this morn-
ing. A chance
of showers
through-
out the day. Highs in the
upper 50s and lows in the
mid 40s. See page 2.
BY STEPHANIE GROVES
Staff Writer
sgroves@delphosherald.com
SPENCERVILLE —
Spencerville Village Solicitor
Al Smith’s resignation was
under question Monday
during the village council
meeting. Smith resigned in
September but said he would
stay on until the village found
a replacement.
As reported during the
Nov. 4 council meeting,
Johnson said that after receiv-
ing Smith’s resignation letter
in September, he had been in
contact with other munici-
palities inquiring about legal
representation. He said the
trend is that municipalities do
not have one main solicitor
and they use firms with mul-
tiple attorneys since many
attorneys do not have the
time to dedicate themselves
to one municipality.
In addition, Johnson said
the village will use lawyers
from the Lima firm Cory,
Meredith, Witter, Anderson
& Smith Professional Legal
Association with Smith as
its legal representation with
Steven Kessler sharing the
solicitor’s duties.
Kessler was introduced
by Smith to council dur-
ing the Nov. 18 meeting.
He explained that Kessler,
who graduated from Ohio
Northern University Law
School, and he would be
splitting time as village solic-
itor.
An inquiry from coun-
cil member Michael Bice
opened discussions regarding
the resignation.
“You tendered you resig-
nation, Al,” Bice said. “Do
we need council’s action on
that?”
Mayor P.J. Johnson said
that council would be pre-
sented with an ordinance,
which they would act on. He
said that there have been a
few questions about secur-
ing representation for the vil-
lage and reflected back on
the statements from the Nov.
4 meeting.
“Municipalities do not
have full-time representa-
tion,” he explained. “They
(legal council) only come to
meetings with hot topics and
firms handle the represen-
tation rather than any one
individual.”
In short, there are multiple
representatives for villages.
“An ad was put out there
and I received some names,”
Johnson said. “After research-
ing the potential candidates, I
did not find a good fit.”
Johnson said he was
thankful Smith came forward
and said he represents the
community very well and has
the village’s best interest at
heart.
Smith said it was clear no
one was interested in the job
(as solicitor). He also made it
clear that if council members
had someone else in mind,
he would again tender his
resignation.
“I don’t get paid much to
do this,” he added. “I lose
money.”
He said a flat fee may not
be financially feasible for the
village.
“It’s never been about
the money for me, though,”
Smith added.
Councilman John Miller
said a discussion he had trig-
gered the conversation about
the resignation.
“Somebody showed inter-
est and that’s where it may
have come from,” Miller
stated.
BY ED GEBERT
Times Bulletin Editor
news@delphosherald.com
PAULDING — No new
answers have been found
with the discovery of a shoe
that is thought to be evidence
in a half-century-old murder
case in Paulding.
Paulding County Sheriff
Jason K. Landers released
an update on Monday which
stated that the shoe, which
had been found in the old
Paulding County Jail in
October yielded no DNA pro-
file.
It was hoped that DNA
evidence could help investi-
gators in an attempt to solve
the 1960 murder of then-14-
year-old Nancy Eagleson of
Paulding.
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
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Accepting Arnold C. Dienstberger grants for their groups were, front from left, Jay Metzner (Optimists), Nikki
Duvall (Community Health Professionals) and Kelly Rist (Delphos Public Library); row two, Kathy Gengler
(Marbletown Festival Committee), Beth Gerow (Girl Scouts), Jeffrey Neumeier (Cub Scouts), Police Chief Kyle Fittro
(Police Dept.), Denny Hickey (St. Vincent de Paul) and Kevin Wolfe (Delphos City Schools); and back, Bruce Hiltry
(Habitat for Humanity), Kerry Neumeier (Cub Scouts), Mayor Michael Gallmeier (Delphos Parks and Rec), Jim
Mesker (Knights of Columbus) and Denise Cressman (Delphos Public Library). (Delphos Herald/Nancy Spencer)
Also accepting grants were, front from left, Becky Strayer (Interfaith Thrift Store), Dorothy Hoffman (Delphos Canal
Commission), the Rev. David Howell (Community Unity, Delphos Ministerial Association) and Boy Scouts Adam Schneer
and Jason Ditto (Boy Scouts); row two, Platoon Chief Don Moreo (Delphos Fire and Rescue), Joyce Hale (Delphos Senior
Citizen Center), Karen Edelbrock (Delphos Community Christmas Project), Clara Hanf (Delphos Stadium Club), Shauna
Turner-Smith (Delphos Area Art Guild) and Gary Levitt (Museum of Postal History, Rotary); and back, Ray Geary
(Delphos Little League), Ron Kimmet (Kiwanis), Ryan Carder (Hope Lodge 214), Ron Ebbeskotte (Athletic Boosters Track
Fund) and Jamey Wisher (Delphos Fire Assoc.).
Dienstberger grants
total $315,000 this year
Income
tax may
return on
May ballot
Delphos Council
BY NANCY SPENCER
Herald Editor
nspencer@delphosherald.com
DELPHOS — A .25-per-
cent income tax increase
proposal made its way back
on the Delphos City Council
agenda Monday. Sponsored
by Finance Committee Chair
Joe Martz, the resolution
will again ask Delphos resi-
dents within the city limits to
OK the issue on the May 6
Primary Election ballot.
“I’m proposing this again
because I feel residents may
now have a better idea of
what is at stake if we don’t
see an increase in revenue,”
Martz said.
The issue will read:
“Shall the ordinance
providing for one-quarter
percent (.25%) increase
in taxation, from one and
one-half percent (1.5%) to
one and three-quarters per-
cent (1.75%) per annum,
on income to provide funds
for general purposes, said
levy commencing on January
1, 2015, and continuing
thereafter until repealed in
accordance with the law, be
passed?”
The measure generates
approximately $400,000 per
year.
The city still faces
$458,203 in deficit spend-
ing for the 2014 budget.
That has been whittled
down from $1,120,000 with
staff reductions, including
two firefighters, a custo-
dian and two maintenance
personnel; reduced operat-
ing costs from the loss of
Reser’s Fine Foods; retire-
ments and resignations in
2013 that were not filled;
a three-hour furlough for
all personnel except fire-
fighters and police and a
7.5-percent reduction in
department head salaries;
a 25-percent reduction in
elected official pay; and a
50-percent split on a health-
care premium increase,
totalling $661,797.
BY NANCY SPENCER
Herald Editor
nspencer@delphosherald.com
DELPHOS — Next year will be a
little better for local non-profits and
those they serve after the Arnold C.
Dienstberger Foundation doled out
$315,000 in grants Tuesday evening at
The Delphos Club.
This was the 16th annual distribution
of money raised from investments held
by the not-for-profit foundation head-
quartered in Delphos. With Tuesday’s
awards, the foundation has topped $3.6
million in grants.
See GRANTS, page 12 See CITY, page 12
See SHOE, page 12 See SOLICITOR, page 3
Council raises questions
about solicitor’s resignation
Dienstberger spelling bee winner
Nineteen Franklin Elementary School fourth- and
fifth-graders spelled 174 words in 19 rounds before
declaring Emily Dienstberger the winner. Dienstberger
will move on to the Allen County Spelling Bee early next
year. Ethan Dunlap will serve as the alternate. (Delphos
Herald/Nancy Spencer)
Shoe provides no answers
in Paulding cold case killing
Ottoville will hold its
annual Winter Fest from
noon to 2 p.m. on Sunday
at the Parish Center.
Santa will arrive by fire
truck at noon and proceed
into the center to hear
wish lists from children.
Refreshments and
raffles will be offered with
children’s entertainment
provided by the Ottoville
Mothers Club. Coloring
books will also be avail-
able for a coloring contest.
Ottoville plans
Winter Fest
Fort Jennings Elementary
will hold kindergarten
registration for the 2014-
15 school year on school
days beginning Monday
through Dec. 20.
Visit the elementary
office between 8 a.m. and
3:30 p.m. to register a child.
Children must be 5 years
of age by Sept. 30, 2014, to
be eligible for kindergarten.
Parents are asked to bring
the child’s birth certificate,
Social Security number and
immunization records at
the time of registration.
For questions, call
419-286-2762.
Kindergarten
signup set
Retirees to hold
Christmas lunch
U.A.W. Local 962
Hayes Albion/Trim Trends
will hold a Christmas lun-
cheon at noon Monday at
Friends Church on Mulberry
Street in Spencerville.
The cost of the meal is
$6 and a $5 optional gift
exchange will be held.
RSVP by Thursday
by calling 419-647-4564,
419-667-3399, 419-300-
4844 or 419-692-2406.
City tweaks
plowing schedule
Due to the economic
conditions of the City and
the reduction in staff, the
City wishes to inform the
citizens of the revised
snow removal protocol.
The maintenance depart-
ment will not plow the
road ways unless the snow
accumulation is three
inches or more. The main
arteries will be given first
priority and then the sec-
ondary streets. The alleys
will be last to get plowed
if time and funds allow.
Hey kids! The Delphos
Herald has a direct line
to Santa himself.
Letters can be mailed to:
Santa Letters, 405 N. Main
St., Delphos, OH 45833;
dropped off at the offce;
or e-mailed to nspencer@
delphosherald.com.
Letters need to arrive at
The Herald by 5 p.m. Dec. 13
to forward to Santa.
Herald taking
letters to Santa
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Corrections will be published
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Thirteen lives lost on Ohio’s
roadways this Thanksgiving holiday
Information submitted
COLUMBUS - Provisional numbers
released Monday by the Ohio State Highway
Patrol show there were 13 people killed on
Ohio’s roadways this Thanksgiving holiday,
which is two below the four-year average.
During the reporting period, which began at
midnight Nov. 27 and ran through 11:59 p.m.
Sunday, 13 people were killed in 11 crashes.
This is an increase from last year, when 12
people were killed in nine fatal crashes
Of the 13 killed, seven were not wearing
an available safety belt, three were killed in
two OVI-related crashes and one pedestrian
was killed.
“Even though we are encouraged that
OVI-related fatalities decreased this holiday,
lack of safety belt usage remains a sig-
nificant problem area,” said Colonel Paul A.
Pride, patrol superintendent “Motorists need
to remember that wearing a safety belt is the
single most important thing they can do to
protect themselves during a crash.”
The State Highway Patrol arrested 503
drivers for OVI during the holiday week-
end, a nearly nine percent increase over last
year’s holiday.
Provisional statistics through November
of this year show that alcohol-related fatal
crashes are down with 277 killed in 2013
compared to 468 when compared to the same
time period in 2012. Additionally, those
killed while not wearing an available safety
belt has also declined during the same period
with 379 this year and 531 in 2012.
A complete statistical analysis of the
Patrol’s enforcement activity over the holi-
day weekend is available at statepatrol.ohio.
gov.
More than half not wearing
a safety belt
Mary Jane Koester
July 26, 1931-
Nov. 30, 2013
Mary Jane Koester, 82,
of Ottoville, died 1:50
a.m. Saturday at St. Rita’s
Medical Center.
She was born July
26, 1931, in Glandorf to
Lawrence and Luella
(Duling) Schroeder, who
preceded her in death.
On July 30, 1955, she mar-
ried Alphonse W. Koester,
who died April 7, 1977.
Survivors include three
children, Mark (Lisa)
Koester of Elida, Anne
Koester of Alexandria,
Va., and Sue Koester of
Ottoville; three grandchil-
dren, Amanda Ott, Jonathan
Koester and Amy Koester;
two great-grandchildren,
Ethan Ott and Lincoln Ott; a
sister, Pat (Don) Jostpille of
Glandorf; and two sisters-
in-law, Helen Schroeder
of Delphos and Margie
Schroeder of Kalida.
She was also preceded
in death by three broth-
ers and a sister-in-law,
Carl Schroeder, Tom
(Janet) Schroeder and Dan
Schroeder.
Mary Jane retired as a
seamstress with Drapery
Stitch of Delphos. She was
a member of Immaculate
Concept i on Cat hol i c
Church, Ottoville, and had
been a 4-H advisor for the
Ottoville Up-To-Date.
Mass of Christian
Burial will begin at 10
a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph
Catholic Church, Fort
Jennings, the Rev. Charles
Obinwa officiating. Burial
will follow in St. Mary’s
Cemetery, Ottoville.
Visitation will be from
2-8 p.m. Friday at Love-
Heitmeyer Funeral Home,
Jackson Township, where a
Scripture service will begin
at 7:30 p.m.; and one hour
prior to the service Saturday
at the church.
Memorial donations may
be made to the charity of the
donor’s choice.
Condolences may be
expressed at: www.lovefu-
neralhome.com.
The following individuals appeared Tuesday before Judge
Charles Steele in Van Wert County Common Pleas Court:
Probation violation
Christopher L. Blue, 34, Van Wert, admitted violating his
probation by having a positive drug test and by refusing to
attend Recovery Group.
He was re-sentenced to three years community control
under the same conditions as before with the additional condi-
tion of up to six months at the WORTH Center.
An 11-month prison term was deferred.
Sentencings
Nicollette Collins, 23, Oakwood, was sentenced for posses-
sion of drugs, a felony of the fifth degree.
Her sentence was: three years community control, up to six
months at WORTH Center, 30 days jail, 200 hours community
service, two years intensive probation, driver’s license suspended six
months, ordered to pay court costs and partial appointed attorney fees.
An 11-month prison term was deferred pending completion
of community control.
Harold Eldridge, 38, Paulding, was sentenced for posses-
sion of drugs, a felony of the fifth degree.
His sentence was: five years community control, up to six months
at WORTH Center after he completes any sentence in Indiana, 30
days jail, 200 hours community service, two years intensive proba-
tion, ordered to pay court costs and partial appointed attorney fees.
A 12-month prison term was deferred pending completion
of community control.
Taylor Agler, 21, Van Wert, was sentenced following her
previous admission to violating her probation in two separate
cases. She was re-sentenced to three years community control
under the same conditions as before with the additional condi-
tion of up to six months at the WORTH Center.
A nine-month prison term on each case was deferred.
Matthew Foehl, 28, Convoy, was sentenced for trafficking
drugs, a felony of the fifth degree; and for possession of drugs,
also a felony of the fifth degree.
His sentence was: three years community control, up to six
months at WORTH Center, 30 days jail, 200 hours community ser-
vice, two years intensive probation, driver’s license suspended six
months, ordered to pay restitution of $300 to the West Central Ohio
Crime Task Force, court costs and partial appointed attorney fees.
A nine-month prison term was deferred pending completion
of community control.
The automobile used in the crimes was ordered forfeited to
the task force.
Vernon W. Heatwole
June 15, 1927-Dec. 2, 2013
Vernon W. Heatwole, 86, of
Delphos, went to be with his
Lord and Savior on Monday
morning.
He was born June 15, 1927,
in Elida to William and Dora
(Powell) Heatwole, who pre-
ceded him in death.
On Aug. 5, 1948, he married
Miriam Brunk, who survives in
Delphos.
Survivors also include his
son, Michael (Deb) Heatwole
of Elida; four daughters,
Lavonne (Jerry) Simpson of
Gainsville, Fla., Joan (John)
Gerig of Medford, Ore., Shirley
(Sam) Whitt of Lima and Jan
(Dick) Warrington of Columbus
Grove; nine grandchildren and
six great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by
brothers, Virgil, Raymond and
Lewis Heatwole; sisters, Alma
Hartzler and Grace Heatwole;
and granddaughter, Shannon
Whitt.
A funeral service will begin
at 11 a.m. on Friday at Harter
and Schier Funeral Home,
the Rev. Tim Thurston offici-
ating. Burial will be at Pike
Mennonite Cemetery in Elida.
Friends may call from 4-8
p.m. Thursday at the funeral
home and one hour prior to the
service on Friday.
Condolences may expressed
at www.harterandschier.com.
One Year Ago
The Arnold C. Dienstberger Foundation
surpassed its record-breaking $305,000
grant presentation from last year Tuesday
evening during ceremonies at The Delphos
Club. Twenty-nine recipients shared in
$320,000, including $45,000 each to St.
John’s and Delphos City schools.
25 Years Ago – 1988
Children in the morning storytime
session at the Delphos Public Library
made ornaments Friday after hearing the
story, “The Golden Christmas Tree.” The
tree will be displayed in the Christmas
Tree Festival sponsored by the Delphos
Historical Association at the library.
Preparing to hang their ornaments were
Dan Hemker, Gina Berelsman, Kristy
Fetzer, Bruce Renner, Kyle Goedde, Brad
Berelsman, Brian Clark, Mike Hemker,
Kurt Hall, Elliot Hall, Audra Miller and
Brian Spears.
Ottoville High School graduating
class of 1939 recently celebrated its 50th
anniversary. Attending the reunion were
Mary (Ricker) Grothouse, Ruth (Miller)
Raatterman, Marie (Schlaagbaum)
Kohlrieser, Constance (Wannemaker)
Osting, Marjorie (Looser) Dunlap, Norma
(Eickholt) Smith, Marie (Friemoth)
Musgrave, Martha (Beining) Noonan,
Norbert Grote, Melvin Grote, Alma
(Hohlbeing Schnipke, Louise (Myers)
Elkins Wagner, Alice (Wannemaker) Maag,
Joseph Weber, Melvin Becker, Walter
Schweller and Francis Wannemaker.
Hugh Pohlman was honored by
American Legion 191 recently as the
only 70-year member of the 70-year-
old Spencerville post. He was presented
a 70-year pin by post commander Jim
Walker and post adjutant Dick Black. Post
191 was chartered in 1919 shortly after it
was established nationally that same year
as a veterans’ service group by General
John J. Pershing.
50 Years Ago – 1963
Members of the Catholic Ladies of
Columbia decided not to hold a Christmas
party during a meeting of the organiza-
tion held Tuesday night. Instead the
group will hold a holiday party at its
first meeting in January. Team captains
for the membership drive were named
by the president. Rose Allemeier and
Florence Trentman will serve as captains
of the gold team and Florence Reindel
and Esther Hempfling as captains of the
blue team.
Mrs. Don Miller opened her home
to the members of the Past Chiefs
Association of the local Pythian Sisters
Tuesday night for their annual Christmas
dinner. Mrs. William Brittingham and
Mrs. Kenneth Fronk served as assistant
hostesses. There were three guests pres-
ent: Anna Point, Ann Miller and Zelma
Patton.
Delphos Past Presidents Parley held
its annual Christmas party Tuesday eve-
ning at the House of Vogts. Hostesses
for the evening were Clara Tilton, Mrs.
Anton Van Autreve and Mrs. Walter
Foster. Election of officers was held with
Mrs. Richard Shirack named president
for the coming year. Mrs. John Helton
will serve as secretary-treasurer for the
group.
75 Years Ago – 1938
St. John’s High took two games from
Celina Immaculate Conception at St.
John’s auditorium Friday night, the var-
sity winning by a score of 32 to 24 and
the Best Evers nosing out the Celina
reserves by a one-point margin, 16 to
15. St. John’s had used two full teams
in the second quarter, Rekart, J. Clark,
E. Clark, Grewe and Lisk replacing
Grothouse, Vonderembse, Huysman,
Ditto and Klausing in the latter part of
that period.
Officers were elected Friday evening
at the meeting of the Women’s Bible
Class of the Methodist Church held with
Mrs. John Wolfe, West Fifth Street. The
following were chosen to serve during
the ensuing year: Mrs. Fred Allemeier,
president; Mrs. Thomas B. Snow, vice
president; Mrs. Joseph Foltz, secretary;
Cora Fisher, assistant secretary; Mrs.
George Gilpin, treasurer; Mrs. Ed Falke,
pianist, and Mrs. John Wolfe and Mrs.
Fred Allemeier, representatives to the
Sunday School board.
A golden jubilee celebration will be
held in St. Nicholas Church, Miller City,
Tuesday morning. A Solemn High Mass
will be celebrated and will be followed by
the blessing of the statue of St. Nicholas.
This statue was made by August Schmidt
of Cologne, Germany, the German wood-
carving artist. December the sixth is the
feast day of St. Nicholas.
WEATHER FORECAST
Tri-county
Associated Press
TODAY: Cloudy. Areas of
fog in the morning. Chance of
showers and patchy drizzle in
the morning. Then chance of
showers in the afternoon. Highs
in the upper 50s. South winds
10 to 20 mph. Chance of mea-
surable precipitation 40 percent.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT:
Cloudy with a 40 percent
chance of showers. Lows in the
mid 40s. Southwest winds 10 to
20 mph.
THURSDAY: Mostly
cloudy. A 20 percent chance
of rain in the morning. Cooler.
Highs in the upper 40s. West
winds 10 to 15 mph.
THURSDAY NIGHT:
Cloudy. Chance of snow pos-
sibly mixed with rain through
midnight. Then snow likely after
midnight. Light snow accumu-
lations possible. Colder. Lows
in the upper 20s. Northwest
winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of
snow 70 percent.
FRIDAY: Cloudy with a 50
percent chance of snow. Highs
in the lower 30s.
FRIDAY NIGHT: Partly
cloudy with a 20 percent chance
of snow showers. Lows 15 to
20.
SATURDAY AND
SATURDAY NIGHT: Partly
cloudy. Highs in the mid 20s.
Lows 15 to 20.
SUNDAY: Mostly cloudy.
A 30 percent chance of snow in
the afternoon. Highs around 30.
MEEKER, Delores B., 78,
of Lima, services will begin
at 10:30 a.m. today at Siferd-
Orians Funeral Home, Lima,
Father Charles Obinwa officiat-
ing. Burial will be in St. Joseph
Cemetery, Fort Jennings.
Memorial contributions
may be made to the Kidney
Foundation. Condolences may
be expressed online at www.
siferd-oriansfuneralhome.com.
MCDOUGLE, Treva M.,
89, of Ottawa and formerly
from Leipsic, services will
be held at 11 a.m. today at
Hartman Sons Funeral Home,
Columbus Grove, Pastor Rich
Rakay officiating. Burial will
be in Truro Cemetery, near
Columbus Grove. Donations
may be made to the char-
ity of the donor’s choice.
Online condolences may be
expressed to hartmansonsfu-
neralhome.com.
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CLEVELAND (AP) --
These Ohio lotteries were
drawn Tuesday:
Mega Millions
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Megaplier — 3
Pick 3 Evening
3-2-9
Pick 3 Midday
3-6-0
Pick 4 Evening
8-2-7-7
Pick 4 Midday
5-5-0-1
Pick 5 Evening
8-5-8-4-8
Pick 5 Midday
3-7-7-0-8
Powerball
Estimated jackpot: $81M
Rolling Cash 515-20-21-
24-30
Estimated jackpot:
$100,000
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BRIEFS
Deer-gun season opens
with 22,620 deer harvested
Information submitted
COLUMBUS – Hunters checked 22,620
white-tailed deer on Monday the opening day
of Ohio’s deer-gun hunting season, according
to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources’
(ODNR) Division of Wildlife.
The deer-gun season remains
open through Sunday. Hunters
are encouraged to take to the
field to enjoy the five days
remaining in the deer-gun sea-
son. Hunting is the best and
most effective management tool
for maintaining Ohio’s healthy
deer population.
Approximately 420,000
hunters are expected to partici-
pate in this year’s season. Find
more information about deer
hunting in the Ohio 2013-14 Hunting and
Trapping Regulations or at wildohio.com.
So far this season, hunters have harvested
109,932 deer compared to 113,107 at the same
point in the season last year, which represents
a 3 percent difference.
Counties reporting the highest num-
bers of deer checked in 2013: Coshocton
(940), Ashtabula (880), Tuscarawas (853),
Muskingum (831), Guernsey (742), Harrison
(738), Carroll (698), Knox (645), Columbiana
(584) and Licking (572).
The ODNR Division of Wildlife remains
committed to properly managing Ohio’s deer
populations through a combination of regu-
latory and programmatic changes. Progress
toward reducing locally abundant herds closer
to target levels is expected and strides have
already been made in reducing deer herds in
many counties that are above their targeted
levels.
Hunters are encouraged to harvest more
antlerless deer in some areas of Ohio this
season to help the needy in their area and
also manage deer populations. The ODNR
Division of Wildlife is working with Farmers
and Hunters Feeding the Hungry
(FHFH) to help pay for the
processing of donated venison.
Hunters who donate a deer to
a food bank are not required to
pay the processing cost as long
as funding for the effort is avail-
able. More information about
this program can be found online
at fhfh.org.
Other opportunities for hunt-
ers to donate venison can be
pursued through Safari Club
International’s Sportsmen Against Hunger
program. Information about this program
can be found at safariclubfoundation.org.
Whitetails Unlimited chapters also use local
funds for programs such as venison donation.
Go to whitetailsunlimited.com to find a local
chapter and make a donation.
Deer hunting in Ohio continues to be a pop-
ular activity for many who enjoy the outdoors.
Ohio hunters checked 218,910 deer during the
2012-13 season. Ohio ranks fifth nationally
in resident hunters and 11th in the number of
jobs associated with hunting-related industries.
Hunting has a more than $853 million econom-
ic impact in Ohio through the sale of equip-
ment, fuel, food, lodging and more, according
to the National Shooting Sports Foundation’s
Hunting in America: An Economic Force for
Conservation publication.
Allen Co. Health
signs ‘Breastfeeding
Welcome Here’ pledge
Information submitted
LIMA – In an attempt to improve the health outcomes of
babies and children, and to set an example to other worksites
and businesses in Allen County, the Allen County Health
Department has signed a “Breastfeeding Welcome Here”
pledge. By taking the “Breastfeeding Welcome Here” pledge,
the Health Department agrees to provide a welcoming environ-
ment where breastfeeding mothers are able to sit anywhere and
enjoy a welcoming attitude from staff, management and, to the
fullest extent possible, other patrons while breastfeeding.
In accordance with the pledge, the health department has
placed the “Breastfeeding Welcome Here” logo on the door
windows to be in full view to all who enter the establishment.
Staff members are knowledgeable of how to handle complaints
about breastfeeding and a private breastfeeding area is avail-
able to those who wish to have privacy while breastfeeding.
Staff and concerned customers will be informed that breast-
feeding in public is protected by Ohio state law, Ohio Revised
Code 3781.55, and that this business welcomes breastfeeding
patrons.
Well documented benefits of breastfeeding include:
• Increased mother/infant bonding
• Reduced health care costs
• Less environmental waste
• Reduced infant mortality
• Decreased risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS),
ear infections, GI infections, obesity, diabetes, and many oth-
ers.
Breastfeeding also contributes to a more productive work-
force since mothers miss less work to care for sick infants.
Employer medical costs are also lower.
The health department joins Allen County WIC and the
City of Lima in signing the “Breastfeeding Welcome Here”
pledge. For more information on how your business can take
the pledge, visit the Activate Allen County website at www.
activateallencounty.com and click on Breastfeeding Support in
the Workplace under the Healthy Workplace tab.
Information submitted
KALIDA — The Putnam
County Historical Society will
hold its 28th annual Christmas
open house from 6-9 p.m.
Friday and 1-4 p.m. Sunday
at the museum in Kalida. This
year’s theme is “Once Upon a
Christmas.”
Victorian doll houses will
be on display along with a
60’s Christmas, childhood
memories, antique Christmas
decor and carols on the parlor
organ.
The Christmas raffle will
include a decorated Christmas
tree, a nativity centerpiece
and Christmas wreath. The
drawing will be held Sunday
afternoon. Tickets are $1 each
or six for $5.
Entertainment will be pro-
vided throughout the weekend
and homemade cookies and
punch will be served in the
kitchen.
The museum will also
be open from 1-4 p.m. Dec.
15 and special tours can
be arranged by calling the
Putnam County Historical
Society.
Putnam Historical
Society schedules
Christmas open house
Dominion East
Ohio Energyshare
accepting applications
Information submitted
LIMA — Local Ohio
Salvation Army offices are
now accepting applications
for Dominion East Ohio’s
EnergyShare program that
helps families who have
exhausted all other forms
of winter energy assistance.
EnergyShare is entering its
13th year in Ohio.
To qualify for one-time
EnergyShare assistance, a per-
son must live in the Dominion
service area, be a Dominion
customer and must have:
— A household income no
higher than 175 percent of
the federal poverty level, be
unemployed or demonstrate a
need for assistance;
— Exhausted all other
state and federal energy assis-
tance; and
— Received a shutoff
notice or have their service
already disconnected.
Dominion works with
local Salvation Army offices
to help eligible participants.
Every dollar contributed to
this fund goes to pay recipi-
ents’ Dominion East Ohio
heating bills.
EnergyShare is supported
by donations from Dominion
customers, employees and
EnergyShare partners.
Dominion covers the pro-
gram’s administrative costs,
allowing all donations to go
toward paying heating bills.
Local Salvation Army offic-
es in the Dominion service
area accept applications for
EnergyShare assistance and
administer distribution of the
funds. In the past decade,
EnergyShare has helped more
than 62,000 area people,
including more than 6,200
last year.
2014 dog
licenses on sale
Information submitted
PUTNAM COUNTY —
The sale of 2014 dog licenses
began on Monday. The dog
license fee will remain the
same as 2013 at $16 per
license.
New this year is the option
to buy a three-year or lifetime
dog license. The cost for the
three-year dog license is $48
per license. Cost for the life-
time dog license is $160 per
license. One year, three-year
and lifetime dog licenses are
only good for the dog they are
purchased for. If something
happens to the dog and you
no longer own the dog, that
dog license is now invalid and
no refunds will be given per
state law.
As always, it is a state law
to have a current dog license
for all (both indoor and out-
door) dogs over the age of
three months or within 30 days
of getting a dog. Dog licenses
are required to be on every dog
at all times per state law. The
purchase of a dog license is
state law and is important for
the operations of the Putnam
County Dog Shelter.
Solicitor
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“Some were passed over due to
their history,” Johnson said. “That’s
why I did my own investigating. The
company they keep was negative.”
“When Al tendered his resigna-
tion, I felt we needed to keep him
on until the water treatment plant is
complete,” Miller added.
As reported during the Nov. 18
meeting, councilman Michael Bice
said that there have been people driv-
ing on the sidewalk on Fourth Street
and driving down the alley near that
location the wrong way. Johnson
said he would pass the information
to Police Chief Darin Cook.
“If Chief Cook or another officer
sees someone driving over the curb
or sidewalk, they will get ticketed,”
Johnson was firm. “I gave a citation
out three courts ago for that very
same offense.”
“I spoke to the resident (whose
curb and walk is being driven over)
and told him to buy metal fence posts
and snow fence and put that up where
people are driving,” Cook stated. “It
is the homeowner’s responsibility.”
Cook also reported that one of
the Toughbook laptop computers
utilized in a cruiser is out of com-
mission. A new comparable unit,
which would have shock absorbers
to take the wear and tear of being in a
cruiser, will cost close to $750. Cook
said they will also take the computers
from the patrol car and bring it inside
each night to eliminate any conden-
sation from varying temperatures.
Cook also inquired about his
accrued vacation time.
“I have 92 hours of vacation and
16 hours of personal time to take this
year,” Cook stated. “I’d like council
to consider carrying over the time to
next year when the village is more
stable.”
Village Clerk/Treasurer Dawn
Bailey said those matters are adopted
by ordinance.
“I’m not saying he (Cook)
doesn’t deserve it,” she added. “It
sets a precedent. Sick time carries
over but with vacation time, it’s use
it or lose it.”
“We can’t survive on two full-
time officers only,” Cook stated.
“Part-time officers can only work 28
hours or we have to pay insurance.”
“Because of our group size, we
fit into a different category,” Johnson
added. “Apart-time officer can work
no more than 30 hours over 40 weeks
in one year’s span of time.”
On another topic, Cook asked
council if they notice their windows
shaking.
“I found out what’s been doing
that — cannon mortars,” Cook said.
Cook reported the resident has
no license for the cannon mortars
and explained to the resident the
ATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco,
Firearms and Explosives) would be
interested in talking with him. The
resident claimed his buddies hooked
him up with the materials for the
mortar cannons.
“He will get a visit from the ATF
for shooting them off within city
limits,” Cook said. “He was setting
these off back during Summerfest.”
Council also passed three resolu-
tions on their third reading including:
authorizing Reliable Plumbing and
Heating contract for utility bill col-
lection; authorizing EMS contract;
and authorizing fire contract.
Village Administrator Sean
Chapman reported that he spoke
with Mayor Johnson after the Oct.
18 village council meeting where
Girl Scout Troop 20372 requested
funds — estimated from $200 to
$400 — from council for the remod-
eling of the Spencerville Scout Hall
bathroom.
“I contacted the troop leader to
advise them that we would purchase
the materials necessary for them to
complete the project,” Chapman
said. “I will work with the troop on
purchasing the supplies and help in
any way to see the project through.”
As Chapman reported at the last
meeting, the controlling board and
the transfer switch for the generator
at the waste water treatment plant
was damaged during the storm on
Nov. 11.
“We had Buschur Electric
replace one of the components to
get the generator up and running;
however, there was another item that
was bad,” Chapman said.
Buschur Electric provided a pro-
posal to replace the existing transfer
switch, which is being submitted
to the insurance company due to
the cost — an estimated $15,000.
Chapman added the village has had
a great track record with The Ohio
Plan and have had very few, if any,
claims since joining. He said he was
hopeful the claim will not result in
an increase of the village’s annual
premium.
Chapman said the street crew
repaired a main water line break in
the alley behind 107 N. Main St.
The repair required digging around
the main natural gas line to access a
small hole in the pipe, which required
a 6 x 8-inch clamp. In addition, on
Nov. 25, Chapman took advantage of
the vendor’s annual sale to stock up
on $7,000 worth of repair clamps for
2014. The clamps (80) and invoice
will not arrive until after the first of
the year.
“It may be time to begin seri-
ous discussions regarding the col-
lection of the village’s utilities bills,”
Chapman said. ” I would like to con-
sider having a Utilities Committee
meeting to discuss this issue further.”
As reported at the Nov. 18
meeting, Chapman has proceeded
with securing a new Construction
Administrator (CA) for the water
treatment plant project and with the
assistance of Mayor Johnson and
Richard Kirk of Kirk Bros., Inc.,
has drafted a Scope of Services for
the new CA. Chapman said he had
contacted Peterman Associates, Inc.
from Findlay, who have shown an
interest in the project.
“I am hoping to recommend a
new CA to council by the Dec. 16
Council meeting,” Chapman report-
ed. “I have met with two firms who
I feel are both more than qualified to
perform these services for the village.
I am going to request cost proposals
from each and make a recommenda-
tion to council.”
“We have exceeded the CAbud-
get on the water treatment plant,”
Johnson stated “Any additional costs
from the CA will be Kirk Bros.
responsibility to pay.”
Chapman explained he had a
meeting with Dennis Feltner, who
is the WSOS representative admin-
istering the Moving Ohio Forward
Demolition Grant Program.
“As you may recall, we were
granted close to $11,682 for the
demolition of vacant residen-
tial structures within the village,”
Chapman said. “We were unable to
obtain owner consent forms from
either property and did not find out
until later that we can have our attor-
ney take legal action and get the
demolitions completed in that man-
ner.”
Chapman said Feltner stated the
village still has time to get a couple
of demolitions in, but will need to
act swiftly.
“It will be $11,000 for two
demolitions, which is in the budget,”
Johnson said.
Chapman said he received
notice that the OPWC application
for funding a street resurfacing pro-
gram in 2014 was approved for a
grant in the amount of $78,000. The
total estimated cost of the project
is $115,000 and involves the plan-
ing and resurfacing of the following
streets: Seventh Street; Canal Street
between Second and Fourth streets;
Sixth Street between Elizabeth
and Michael; Pearl Street between
Second and Fourth streets; and
Michael between Fifth and Sixth
streets. It also includes the leveling of
two sanitary sewer manholes.
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The Next Generation
Information submitted
Van Wert Lodge No. 1197, Benevolent
and Protective Order of Elks, recent-
ly donated $50 to the Big Brothers/Big
Sisters Program. The monies will be used
for its annual Christmas party.
The party will be held on Dec. 12 at
the Wright State Lake Campus. The night
will include a game room, iPad room, a
fun room and, of course, treats and Santa.
Van Wert Elks Lodge is proud to be
able to help sponsor this event for the
kids.
Vantage to host Christmas
buffet luncheon
Information submitted
VAN WERT — Celebrate an early Christmas at Vantage
Career Center. Back by popular demand, the annual Christmas
luncheon, prepared by Culinary Arts students, will be held two
days this year from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Dec. 12 and 13.
On the all-you-can-eat buffet, patrons will find a full salad
bar, roasted turkey, stuffing, ham, homemade noodles, mashed
potatoes, corn, green beans and rolls, an assortment of deli-
cious desserts and beverages for just $8.95 (plus tax).
Reservations are necessary for this special event. Call
1-800-686-3944 or 419-238-5411, ext. 2425, to reserve a spot.
Martin gets
first deer
Chase Marti n,
11, got his first
deer Nov. 21 during
the Youth Shotgun
hunt. The doe was
harvest ed f rom
Paulding County.
He is the son of
Chad and Amy
Martin. (Submitted
photo)
Information submitted
The University of
Northwestern Ohio has
announced its Dean’s List for
the October Session 2013 for
students in the College of
Applied Technologies. The
following full-time students
received a grade point aver-
age of 3.5 or better:
Delphos
James Brodie
Matthew Hall
Cory McManus
Nicholas Metzger
Michael O’Brien
Joel Pennell
John Poce
Patrick Redmon
Samuel Ross
Lukas Seltzer
Shawn Wales
Trevor Walker
Drew Calvin
Elida
Nicholas Panessa
Nathan Schulte
James Warner
Fort Jennings
Jason Hemker
Nichholas Neidert
Gomer
Mitchell Phelps
Kalida
Tyler Erhart
Ottoville students receive dictionaries
Pictured are students from Mrs. Sherri Edelbrock’s third grade classroom at Ottoville Elementary with their
Webster dictionaries the class received from the Ottawa-Glandorf Rotary Club. This is the 11th year OG Rotary
has distributed dictionaries to all third graders in all Putnam County public and parochial schools. There were
a total of 490 dictionaries donated this year. Literacy is one of the core missions of Rotary. Rotary completes this
project annually in October in honor of Noah Webster’s birthday. (Submitted photo)
UNOH names Dean’s List
Local students move on
to district competition
The Ottoville VFW Post #3740 recently
held the local competition of the Voice of
Democracy Program. This year’s theme is
“Why I’m Optimistic About Our Nation’s
Future.”
Post Commander Otto Wenzlick, left, and
Ladies Auxiliary chairlady Jann Eickholt,
right, present awards to first place, Taylor
Mangas, and second place, Jonathon
Landwehr. Of the 22 entries received this
year, the first- and second-place winners will
be sent to District 2 competition.
The Voice of Democracy is the Veterans of
Foreign Wars premier scholarship program.
Each year, since 1947, more than 100,000
high school students compete for more than
$2.5 million in scholarships and incentives.
Competition is open to students grades 9-12
who write and record a broadcast script on
an annual patriotic theme. (Submitted photo)
Elks donate to Big Brothers/Big Sisters
Pictured are Gerald T. Mazur, Exalted Ruler, and Nancy Eberle of Big Brothers/Big
Sisters. (Submitted photo)
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Power up your brain
Much has been written about the energy level of
the current generation of kids. They are less active
physically. Obesity and poor diet are growing con-
cerns. But just as worrisome is the fact that young
people today seem easily bored, more worried, and
less involved in the types of activities that create a
positive outlook on life.
An effective technique for restoring your mind’s
“energy”, no matter how old you are, is the daily
practice of silence.
Many experts recommend taking 10 to 15 minutes
out of every day to spend in the quietest place avail-
able. Do not read, write, or listen to music. Just practice
throwing your mind into neutral and saturating your
thoughts with peaceful experiences, words and ideas.
Have you ever noticed the tempo of things around
you? If you listen to the wind in the trees or the
buzzing of insects, you’ll notice that nature has a
very even pace. But if you listen to the traffic on city
streets or the sounds
of people shopping
during the holiday
rush, you’ll real-
ize that most of us
speed around at an
unnatural pace.
The problem with
this frantic pace
of living is that
too often people
don’t take enough
time to rest and
relax. Even young
people need to
take time to give
their minds and
bodies a break. It
can restore your
energy, ease
the stress and
tension in your
life, and, yes,
help you main-
tain a positive
outlook.
Choices from the Ground
Up is weekly Media In
Education (MIE) series
sponsored by:
Media
In Education
Skim through the
articles and ads in
today’s newspaper
to identify a relaxing
activity to participate
in or a relaxing
place to go. Create
a 30-second radio
commercial selling this
activity or place.
People committed
to certain causes or
concerns often put their
energy into sharing
their views with others.
One way they do this
is by writing letters to
the editor and other
opinion pieces found
on your newspaper’s
editorial pages.
Look for examples of
such opinion pieces in
your newspaper. Cut
out examples in which
the writers appear to
be totally committed to
the cause or concern.
Then try your hand at
writing a letter to the
editor about something
you feel strongly about.
Be sure to research
your topic first.
Happy
Birthday
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COMMUNITY
Landmark
Calendar of
Events
Delphos St. John’s
Elementary
DEC. 5
Sara Hempfling
Tanner Calvelage
DEC. 6
Jim Klima
Mitch Mills
Bret Clay
Ann Wrasman
Evan Benavidez
Rosanne Truman
Kristen Miller
TODAY
9 a.m. - noon — Putnam
County Museum is open, 202
E. Main St., Kalida.
11:30 a.m. — Mealsite
at Delphos Senior Citizen
Center, 301 Suthoff St.
Noon — Rotary Club
meets at The Grind.
6 p.m. — Shepherds of
Christ Associates meet in the
St. John’s Chapel.
6:30 p.m. — Delphos
Kiwanis Club meets at the
Eagles Lodge, 1600 E. Fifth
St.
7 p.m. — Bingo at St.
John’s Little Theatre.
Delphos Civil Service
Commission meets at
Municipal Building.
7:30 p.m. — Hope Lodge
214 Free and Accepted
Masons, Masonic Temple,
North Main Street.
9 p.m. — Fort Jennings
Lions Club meets at the
Outpost Restaurant.
THURSDAY
9-11 a.m. — The Delphos
Canal Commission Museum,
241 N. Main St., is open.
11:30 a.m. — Mealsite
at Delphos Senior Citizen
Center, 301 Suthoff St.
1-3 p.m. — The Delphos
Museum of Postal History,
339 N. Main St., is open.
5-7 p.m. — The Interfaith
Thrift Store is open for shop-
ping.
6:30 p.m. — Delphos
Ladies Club, Trinity United
Methodist Church.
7 p.m. — Delphos
Emergency Medical Service
meeting, EMS building,
Second Street.
7:30 p.m. — Delphos
Chapter 23, Order of Eastern
Star, meets at the Masonic
Temple, North Main Street.
FRIDAY
7:30 a.m. — Delphos
Optimist Club meets at the
A&W Drive-In, 924 E. Fifth
St.
11:30 a.m. — Mealsite
at Delphos Senior Citizen
Center, 301 Suthoff St.
1-4 p.m. — Interfaith Thrift
Store is open for shopping.
SATURDAY
9 a.m.-noon — Interfaith
Thrift Store is open for shop-
ping.
St. Vincent dePaul Society,
located at the east edge of the
St. John’s High School park-
ing lot, is open.
10 a.m.-2 p.m. — Delphos
Postal Museum is open.
12:15 p.m. — Testing of
warning sirens by Delphos
Fire and Rescue.
1-3 p.m. — Delphos Canal
Commission Museum, 241 N.
Main St., is open.
7 p.m. — Bingo at St.
John’s Little Theatre.
BY LOVINA EICHER
It is Friday and everyone
is home today. Yesterday
was Thanksgiving Day. My
sister Emma, her husband
Jacob, and children, sis-
ters Verena and Susan and
daughter Elizabeth’s friend
Timothy all joined us for
T h a n k s g i v i n g
dinner.
I put the tur-
keys in about 6
a.m. and they
were ready by a
little after 11 a.m.
and we sat down
for the meal at
noon.
We added an
eight-foot table
to our 10-foot
kitchen table and
put out 19 place
settings. It would have 21
if daughter Susan and her
friend Mose had been there.
But Susan went with her
friend Mose to Charlotte to
have Thanksgiving dinner
with his family
I prepared an 18-pound
turkey and a 21-pound tur-
key but had a lot leftover.
On the menu besides tur-
key was mashed potatoes,
gravy, dressing (which I
had stuffed in both tur-
keys), mixed vegetables,
corn, overnight salad,
express salad, dill pick-
les, hot peppers, sliced
cheese, homemade bread,
butter, strawberry jam,
cheese ball, and crackers,
veggies and dip, pump-
kin roll, angel food cake,
homemade Reeses bars,
ice cream, pumpkin, pecan,
and peanut butter pies.
My sisters brought some
of the food, too, so there
was more than plenty. That
means the next few meals
should be easy.
The afternoon was spent
playing various board
games. The day went too
fast.
This morn-
ing, we cleaned
everything up
and the girls are
doing laundry
now.
Joe and I plan
to take our horse
and buggy to
town after I get
this written.
The boys are
hauling manure
out to the fields.
Hopefully every-
thing will be done before
noon so they can all have
the afternoon free to do
whatever they want.
Joe ended up being off
work all week from the
factory and so did daughter
Elizabeth.
This week went by way
too fast. Thanksgiving
Day is already passed.
Thanksgiving is a day
to remember what many
blessings we have, a time
to sing praises unto the
Lord thanking him for all
he has done, a day to spend
with family and friends and
make new memories, a day
to remember how blessed
we are to have another
bountiful harvest put up
for the long cold winter.
Do we appreciate our
blessings enough? How
often we take for granted
that we have plenty of food
and a warm place to stay.
A holiday such as
Thanksgiving Day is a nice
time to reflect on all of
our blessings but let us also
remember to thank God
daily.
I hope everyone had an
enjoyable and safe holi-
day. May God bring many
blessings to each of you
readers.
A thank you to all of you
for your support through
years of penning this col-
umn. A special thanks to
Jean from Ohio (reader of
the Times-Reporter in New
Philadelphia) for sending
daughter Susan the very
nice wall-hanging. She
loves the horse on there
and it is already hanging in
her bedroom. She wants to
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May God bless you for such
kindness.
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1 1/2 cups mayonnaise
1 tablespoon orange juice
3 cups cooked turkey
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1/4 cup pecans, toasted
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Bluffton to present ‘Messiah’
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BLUFFTON — Bluffton
University will present
its 118th performance of
Handel’s “Messiah” at 4 p.m.
Sunday in Founders Hall. The
event is free and open to the
public; a free-will offering
will be taken.
Dr. Mark J. Suderman,
professor of music and direc-
tor of choral activities at the
university, will conduct the
oratorio for the 12th time at
Bluffton, where he has taught
since 2000. The 20-member
orchestra includes faculty and
community members, while
students, faculty, staff and
community members com-
prise the 72-voice chorus.
Soloists are Sarah Diller,
a Bluffton native and 2011
university alumna, sopra-
no; Sandra Agans Krueger,
alto; Jon Jurgens, tenor; and
Timothy J. Bruno, bass.
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Jefferson varsity girls basketball coach Dave Hoffman,
left, was the guest speaker at a recent Delphos Optimist
Club meeting. Hoffman presented the outlook for the
coming basketball season. Hoffman is entering his 32nd
year of coaching girls basketball at Jefferson. Delphos
Optimist member Roger Gossman thanked him for com-
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Landeck CLC plans Christmas party
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The November meeting of the Landeck
CLC Council 84 was opened with prayer
and salute to the Flag. Eighteen members
were in attendance.
Prayers to the sick and birthday wishes
were sent out for November.
Door prize winner was Ethel Schwinnen.
Club 25 winner was Kathy Seifker. Lois
Dietz, Norma Ditto and Laura Ladd were
our 50/50 winners. The November gas card
winner was Dan Fischer. Congratulations
to all our winners.
A special thank you to all the ladies
for tasty baked goodies at the Landeck
pumpkin festival for “Make a Difference
Day” on Oct. 26. The extra baked items
were sent to the men’s shelter per Ruthie
Hammons. The manager said that this was
a treat for the men who seldom receive
home baked items.
The turkey party was once again a huge
successful event. All of the proceeds will
be used for charity. A special thank you to
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Election results for November 2013
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Twelve Christmas bags were delivered
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Janet and Velma gave an update on our
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Refreshments and the white elephant
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jmetcalfe@del-
phosherald.com
VAN WERT — The St.
John’s girls basketball team
has struggled putting the ball
in the basket so far in the
2013-14 campaign.
That trend continued
Tuesday night inside The
Cougars’ Den of Van Wert
High School.
The Lady Blue Jays shot
11-of-29 from the field —
including 1-of-8 from 3-point
land — in falling 50-31 to the
host Van Wert Lady Cougars
in non-league action.
“Right now, we just
aren’t play-
ing with any
conf i dence
offensively.
It’s like we
are going
too fast at
times,” Jays’
mentor Dan
J. Grothouse
e x p l a i n e d .
“We are too
quick to put
the ball on
the floor or too
quick to try
and get it out of our hands.
Even on good shots, we
seem to be trying to shoot
too quickly. Again, we have
to find a way to build confi-
dence in what we are doing
offensively; there were times
we did have success.”
Perhaps Van Wert coach
Lance Moonshower figures
it’s his pressure defense to
blame.
“We are better when we
speed the game up and get
into transition. I felt our
defense set the pace early,”
he explained. “The only thing
I was displeased about in that
regard was I felt we gambled
a bit too much; we generally
want to overplay and such
but not against this team, and
it took a while for our girls
to understand that. Once they
did, we were more solid.”
Also hurting the offensive
effort for the Blue and Gold
(1-2) was 18 turnovers (9 for
the hosts).
The Cougars
(3-1) canned 19-of-
44 from the floor
— including a solid
6-of-15 from deep
(40%) — for 43.2
percent.
The Cougars
started off quickly,
scoring the first
eight points of the
night — forcing
three early miscues
— with their full-
court man-to-man
defense, with junior
Erin Morrow (10 markers, 5
boards, 4 assists) netting five.
The Jays finally tallied on a
deuce by sophomore Sydney
Fischbach (5 rebounds) at
4:30 and they did get with-
in 8-6 on a second-chance
12-footer by sophomore
Rachel Pohlman
at 1:10. Van Wert
retaliated with five
in a row before St.
John’s junior Tara
Vorst netted a tri-
ple from the right
wing with 10 sec-
onds to go to get
them within 13-11.
The Jays —
who shot 5-of-8 in
the first period —
went very cold in
the second, getting
only a late fielder by sopho-
more Lexi Hays and singles
by senior Emilie Fischbach
and freshman Jessica Geise.
On the other end, the Cougars
were getting more balanced
scoring, including five from
senior Cheyenne Handy (15
for the game) and three by
junior Alexis Dowdy (11
counters), to gain a 25-12
edge on a pull-up 10-footer
from the left wing by junior
Riley Jones at the 50-second
mark. Hays drove for a deuce
with 15 ticks left for that
25-15 deficit.
The Jays actually shot 50
percent in the third period;
alas, they were only 2-of-4
as they also committed four
errors. The hosts outscored
their guests 17-4, with Handy
nailing a pair of trios and
Dowdy four markers, to seize
a 42-19 bulge on a putback
by Jones with 6.1 ticks show-
ing.
The nearest the Jays got
was 16 — twice — in the
fourth period
as they won the
finale 12-8.
“ T h e r e
were times we
didn’t defend or
rebound as well
as we’d like but
it wasn’t those
areas that were
the problem,”
G r o t h o u s e
added. “It came
down to our
struggles with
the ball. We just aren’t com-
fortable handling the ball at
this point but we will keep
working at it. Hopefully, that
will come.”
Overall, the Jays finished
8-of-12 st the stripe (66.7%);
secured 22 caroms (8 offen-
sive) as seniors Brooke Zuber
(3 assists), Erica Saine and
Emilie Fischbach had three
each and had nine fouls.
Senior Amanda Boberg and
freshman Jessica Geise led
the Jays with six points each.
They visit Parkway Thursday.
“We started out well on
offense going inside but then
we went away from that; we
started jacking up long shots,
so I was not pleased with
that,” Coach Moonshower
added. “St. John’s is the type
of team that you want to
put away when you have the
chance and keep attacking;
you don’t want to give them
a chance to come back.”
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Geise
Boberg
Pirates too much
for Grove girls
By Dave Boninsegna
DHI Correspondent
news@delphosherald.com
COLUMBUS GROVE — The Putnam County League
schedule got underway on Tuesday evening at Columbus
Grove as the Lady Bulldogs hosted the Continental Lady
Pirates.
Despite outscoring the Pirates in
the third period, the hosts could not
contain the speed of their guests as
Continental came away with a 46-39
victory.
Paige Ordway tallied 23 points for
the Pirates, while pulling down seven
boards.
Jade Clement knocked down three
from beyond the arc to account for
her nine points for the Bulldogs; Julia
Wynn added eight markers and 12
boards in the effort for the hosts.
The Continental defense forced
28 Columbus Grove turnovers as the
guests were able to jump in the pass-
ing lanes for steals and create pres-
sure in between the circles.
“There are some turnovers that
you can live with as a coach; there
were some that we had pressure on
but too many that led to points.” Grove coach Brian Schroeder
commented.
The Pirates led 9-5 after the first quarter as the home team
hit just 2-of-10 from the field; however, Continental was not
much further behind, going only four of 10 attempts.
Both teams appeared to get into a bit of a groove in the sec-
ond frame, each missing on just three attempts as the Pirates
took a 24-14 lead into the break.
Ordway got a stickback that put the guests up 15-7 midway
into the second and Clement hit the first of her three from long
rang to cut the deficit to five at 15-10 with 3:33 remaining
before the break. However, Continental got its first 10-point
lead of the contest late in the frame on a McKenna Scott steal
and hoop, making the score 22-12 in favor of the Pirates.
Ordway and Julia Wynn (8 points) traded baskets to end the
first half.
The guests started out the third the way they ended the
first half with Sloane Zachrich pushing the Pirate lead out to
14. However, the Bulldogs clawed back as Clement drained
another triple and Sammi Stechshulte got her first points of the
game, bringing the hosts to within seven at 32-25 with 4:13 to
go in the third.
Nevertheless, as quickly as Grove came back, Ordway
forced back-to-back turnovers that she converted into baskets
to bring the Continental lead back to 10 at 37-27. Clement
nailed her third long-range shot with 17 seconds left in the
canto to make it a 37-30 contest heading into the final period.
The Bulldogs held their guests to just two baskets from the
field in the final eight minutes as seven of the home-team play-
ers got in the book with Kyra Yinger dropping a triple late to
make it a 45-37 contest. Ordway connected on the front end of
two foul shots to round out the Pirate scoring.
“We are a pretty balanced team; that is good in some
aspects but we are looking to a variety of girls to score for us,
Schroeder added. “Jade is just a freshman; she is one of our
players that come in early every morning and shoot; Sydney
McCluer, Rachel Shumacher and some others come in and get
some extra shooting in.”
The loss drops the Bulldogs to 1-2 overall and 0-1 in the
PCL; while Continental moves to 3-0 and 1-0.
In the JV contest the home team came away with a 39-18
victory, leading 17-0 at one point.
Continental (46)
Fitzwater 1-0-2, Scott 3-1-7, Quigley 0-2-2, Zachrich 3-2-8,
Ordway 9-4-23, Kindillen 2-0-4. Totals 18-9-46.
Columbus Grove (39)
Schumacher 2-1-6, Stechshulte 2-0-4, Wynn 4-0-8, McCluer
1-0-2, Diller 2-1-5, Yinger 2-0-5, Clement 3-0-9. Totals 16-2-
39.
Scoring by Quarters
Continental 9 15 13 9 - 46
Columbus Grove 5 9 16 9 - 39
Three-point goals: Continental, Ordway; Clement 3,
Schumacher, Yinger.
JV score: 39-18 (Columbus Grove).
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BASEBALL
Major League Baseball
Players Association
MLBPA EXECUTIVE
BOARD — Named Tony
Clark executive director.
American League
HOUSTON ASTROS —
Acquired OF
Dexter Fowler
and a player to
be named from
Colorado for
OF Brandon
Barnes and RHP Jordan
Lyles.
MINNESOTA TWINS —
Agreed to terms with RHP
Ricky Nolasco on a 4-year
contract.
NEW YORK YANKEES
— Agreed to terms with C
Brian McCann on a 5-year
contract.
OAKLAND ATHLETICS
— Acquired OF Craig Gentry
and RHP Josh Lindblom
from Texas Rangers for OF
Michael Choice and INF
Chris Bostick. Acquired RHP
Luke Gregerson from San
Diego for OF Seth Smith.
SEATTLE MARINERS
— Named Dan Wilson rov-
ing minor league catching
coordinator.
TAMPA BAY RAYS —
Acquired C Ryan Hanigan
from Cincinnati and RHP
Heath Bell from Arizona.
Agreed to terms with
Hanigan on a 3-year contract.
Tampa Bay sent RHP Justin
Choate and a player to be
named to Arizona. Arizona
sent LHP David Holmberg to
Cincinnati.
National League
CHICAGO CUBS —
Named Eric Hinske first-base
coach.
PHILADELPHIA
PHILLIES —
Acquired RHP Brad
Lincoln from the
Toronto Blue Jays for
C Erik Kratz and LHP Rob
Rasmussen.
New York-Penn League
STATEN ISLAND
YANKEES — Named Steven
M. Violetta chief executive
officer.
American Association
AMARILLO SOX —
Traded INF KC Serna and
LHP Matt Wickswat to Sioux
Falls for INF Cory Morales.
FARGO- MOORHEAD
REDHAWKS — Traded 1B
Keith Brachold to Amarillo
for a player to be named.
Frontier League
S C H A U M B U R G
BOOMERS — Signed RHPs
James Bierlein and Dexter
Price to contract extensions.
BASKETBALL
National Basketball
Association
Clark 1st ex-big leaguer to run MLB players’ union
By BERNIE WILSON
Associated Press
SAN DIEGO — Tony Clark said he’s
“blown away” that he is the first former
major leaguer to become head of the
baseball players’ union.
The executive board of the Major
League Baseball Players Association
voted unanimously Tuesday to appoint
Clark to replace Michael Weiner, who
died Nov. 21 of brain cancer. The deci-
sion is pending a vote of the general
membership.
Clark was an All-Star in 2001 and
played for 15 seasons with Detroit,
Arizona, the New York Mets, New
York Yankees, Boston and San Diego.
The 41-year-old was appointed deputy
executive director in July and had been
acting executive director since Weiner’s
death.
The executive board is meeting this
week at Torrey Pines Golf Course in San
Diego. Clark went to high school in the
San Diego area and played basketball at
San Diego State.
After retiring during the 2009 season,
Clark had opportunities in broadcasting
and coaching.
Instead, he said he woke up one day
and told his wife that he should work for
the players’ union, “having no idea that
we would be sitting before you, Dec. 3,
2013, in this capacity but appreciating
all the while that Michael’s vision for
our organization, my involvement with
it and the hope and having and making
a difference for our group, active and
inactive and those that are coming next,
was the final decision-maker for me.”
Clark spoke on a conference call and
then to a handful of San Diego reporters.
Clark joined the MLBPA staff in
March 2010 as director of player rela-
tions.
He got active in union affairs after
attending his first executive board meet-
ing in 1999. From there he became
a team player representative, before
spending his last seven seasons as an
association representative. As a player,
Clark was actively involved in 2002
and 2006 collective bargaining as well
as negotiations on revisions to the Joint
Drug Agreement.
“I expected to be tied to
the hip with Michael for 20
years,” Clark said. “He rides
off into the sunset, I ride
off into the sunset, we ride
off into the sunset, having,
Lord willing, affected the
game positively. Blown away,
yes. Humbled, yes. Excited
to carry on the vision that
Michael put into place, yes.
… Focused, not just now
but going forward on what
we stand for, who we are and
how we’ve arrived at the place
we’ve arrived? Blown away, yes.”
Jeremy Guthrie of the Kansas City
Royals and free agent outfielder Curtis
Granderson spoke glowingly of Clark.
Guthrie pointed out that Weiner had
been groomed before he took over for
Donald Fehr in 2009 and Clark was
groomed to replace Weiner, “although
the time came way too fast, much more
fast than any of us hoped or expected.”
Guthrie recalled he met with Weiner in
2012 after the cancer has been diag-
nosed and the two agreed that Clark
appeared to be the best candidate to
eventually succeed Weiner.
“Michael had the intuition, the fore-
sight, whatever it was, to bring Tony
on board when he did and to have him
at his side,” Guthrie said. “Tony clearly
rose to the top as someone that we’d
never necessarily had planned to see in
this position but when we needed to find
someone, his candidacy was clear, that
he was someone prepared to do this.
“I think this is a unique time,”
Guthrie said. “Baseball changes a ton
and our union continues to progress and
now we have a former player on board.
I don’t think there’s a bet-
ter player that’s ever been
a part of this game, one
as prepared, one as intel-
ligent, one as powerful,
one as knowledgeable, as
Tony, to step in and do
that. It’s funny how things
happen, but preparation
has been on our side.”
Granderson said that
when the 6-8 Clark walked
into a meeting Monday,
he didn’t have to say a
word and the other players
stopped talking and took
their seats.
“That was an additional confirm-
ing moment for me as far as this per-
son demanding attention,” Granderson
added. “The information he’s going to
provide is going to be of importance, no
matter when he’s speaking or what he’s
speaking about.
“The idea of him being a player, you
never forget that as part of his resume
but that’s not all he is. For some rea-
son people have coupled him to that
category but he is by far more than that
and will continue to be more than that.
That’s just a chapter in his background.
This is a new chapter and there will be
many new chapters.”
Tuesday’s Sports Transactions
Clark
Battered Browns sign quarterback Caleb Hanie
Associated Press
CLEVELAND — Battered and bruised at quarterback, the
Browns have gotten a little healthier.
With Brandon Weeden and Jason Campbell recovering
from concussions, Cleveland signed quarterback Caleb Hanie
on Tuesday, giving coach Rob Chudzinski another option this
week at New England.
The Browns considered adding Hanie to their
roster last week,but decided to sign Alex Tanney off
Dallas’ practice squad. Tanney, perhaps best known
for a trick-shot video on YouTube, backed up
Weeden on Sunday against Jacksonville. Weeden
was diagnosed with a concussion following the
32-28 loss to the Jaguars and is following the NFL’s program
for head injuries.
Campbell, who sustained a concussion last week against
Pittsburgh, has improved and is moving closer to being ready
to play. Browns coach Rob Chudzinski said Monday that
Campbell has been cleared for football activities but not yet
for practice. Per league rules, Campbell must first be exam-
ined and cleared by an independent physician before he is
permitted to return to the field.
Campbell was injured when he was struck in the helmet
on a blindside hit by Steelers cornerback William Gay, who
wasn’t penalized but was later fined $15,750 by the league.
If Campbell and Weeden are healthy, Campbell would
likely get the nod to start. Weeden passed for a career-high 370
yards against Jacksonville but he had two interceptions and a
fumble in the final minutes of the first half and the Jaguars
converted the three turnovers into 13 points.
The two QBs may need more time to get well and
Chudzinski may have to choose between Tanney and Hanie
to face the Patriots (9-3) and coach Bill Belichick. Chudzinski
may prefer Hanie because he has started four career regular-
season games and has more experience than Tanney, who has
played only in the exhibition season.
Hanie spent four years backing up Jay Cutler in Chicago
and was third on Denver’s depth chart last season behind
Peyton Manning and Brock Osweiler. The 28-year-old went
0-4 for the Bears in 2011, completing 51-of-102 passes for 613
yards with nine interceptions.
Hanie was signed as a free agent by Baltimore in
April and was with the club in training camp before
he was released in August.
Cleveland’s coaching staff spent Tuesday put-
ting together a game plan for the Browns, who have
dropped three straight, six out of seven and fallen
from the playoff race. It’s still not clear who will start
at quarterback but at least Chudzinski and his staff have two
healthy alternatives in Hanie and Tanney.
It’s been another one of those seasons for the Browns,
who can’t seem to catch a break at quarterback. After Weeden
was hurt in the team’s second game, Brian Hoyer, who began
the season as Cleveland’s No. 3 quarterback, led the team to
consecutive wins over Minnesota and Cincinnati before his
season-ending knee injury.
Weeden has twice been benched and Campbell, the 20th
different starter for the Browns since 1999, stabilized the posi-
tion before he was injured.
NOTES: The Browns placed linebacker Brandon Magee on
injured reserve with a chest injury. He was hurt Sunday against
Jacksonville. He appeared in eight games and recorded three
special-teams tackles.
Bengals bring back OT Dennis Roland
CINCINNATI — The Bengals brought back offensive
tackle Dennis Roland on Tuesday, adding to their depth on
their injury-depleted line.
Ohio Pro Football Round Up
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Dantonio: ‘No issues’ with Buckeyes
From Media Sources
EAST LANSING, Mich. — Mark
Dantonio wants to make it abundantly
clear there is no lingering animosity
between him and the coaching staff at
Ohio State.
“There are no issues,” Dantonio said
Tuesday. “A lot of times I think it’s the
media bringing up things that happened
two years ago that are trying to create
that.”
Still, the matchup is an intriguing
one.
Dantonio’s 10th-ranked Spartans
take on the second-ranked Buckeyes on
Saturday night in a Big Ten champion-
ship game full of story lines. Dantonio
was an assistant at Ohio State under
Jim Tressel when the Buckeyes had
their national title season in 2002. Now
he’s standing in the way of a different
Ohio State staff that is on the verge of
playing for a national championship.
Michigan State hasn’t played in the
Rose Bowl since 1988 but the Spartans
(11-1) have a chance to end that drought
with a win this weekend.
Dantonio is even acknowledging the
far-fetched possibility that the team
he coaches could work its way into
the BCS championship discussion this
year.
“When we — or however you want
to put this — if we’re 12-1 at the end
of the week, why not us?” Dantonio
asked. “If certain scenarios take place,
which obviously, last week you saw a
lot of scenarios take place. There are no
givens in college football.”
Dantonio did say he thought the
Buckeyes (12-0) should play for the
national title if they beat Michigan
State,and there was no real hint of any
tension between him and the school
where he once coached.
Dantonio is from Zanesville, Ohio,
and he was an assistant at Ohio State
before taking over as the head coach at
Cincinnati before the 2004 season. He
later moved on to Michigan State.
Tressel remained in charge at Ohio
State until he was forced out before
the 2011 season amid a memorabilia-
for-cash scandal. Urban Meyer even-
tually took over the Buckeyes and
they haven’t lost since, winning 24
straight games over the last two sea-
sons. Meyer’s aggressive reputation
from his days at Florida immediately
drew attention throughout the Big Ten,
where “flipping” recruits suddenly
became a major topic.
Dantonio was asked about that on
signing day in 2012 and replied he
thought it was “pretty unethical” to
aggressively pursue verbal commit-
ments from other programs. Dantonio
was speaking generically — and
released a statement a couple days later
insisting he wasn’t directing his com-
ments at any school in particular.
Last season, after Ohio State’s 17-16
win in East Lansing, Michigan State
complained that the Buckeyes had sent
“incomplete” video before the game.
Spartans defensive coordinator Pat
Narduzzi told the Detroit Free Press
that Ohio State had deleted pre-snap
motions and shifts before plays on
video of its first four games that season.
Narduzzi indicated that the Spartans
had complained to the league, although
Michigan State athletic director Mark
Hollis said he and Gene Smith, his
counterpart at Ohio State, had settled
the issue.
Dantonio wasn’t about to dwell on
any of that Tuesday.
“All that is resolved to my satisfac-
tion,” Dantonio said. “I think coaches
are very competitive people by nature
and they’re going to try and win, and
they want to try and get every single
little bit of information that they can.
But yeah, there’s no issues. There’s no
issues.
“I have some very, very good friends
that are on Ohio State’s staff.”
As for this week’s controversy of the
moment — whether Buckeyes offen-
sive lineman Marcus Hall should be
suspended for Saturday’s title game
after being ejected against Michigan
last weekend — the Spartans weren’t
about to cry foul.
“I’m excited that no one is suspend-
ed,” Michigan State linebacker Max
Bullough said. “I hope no one does get
suspended. I want to play their best. I
think if we were in that same situation
they’d say the same.”
Although there is a lot at stake this
weekend, it doesn’t look
like there will be much of a
war of words leading up to
this title game.
“Obviously I worked
for Coach Tressel and he’s
had a huge impact on my
life, had some very excit-
ing times when I was
there,” Dantonio added. “I
understand the traditions,
I understand the expectations that go
along with being there. Have deep
respect for Ohio State and what they’ve
been able to accomplish.”
Ohio State expects to fix leaky
defense
COLUMBUS — Forgive Luke
Fickell if he is defensive about Ohio
State’s defense.
As a Buckeyes nose guard in the
1990s, he endured too much heartbreak
against Michigan to not appreciate a
win over their rivals. OSU’s 42-41 win
Saturday sure felt a whole lot better
than its more throwback 13-9 loss in
1996 — the third time in his four years
UM ruined an unbeaten Buckeyes sea-
son.
So what went wrong last week-
end? Ohio State’s defensive coordina-
tor laughed.
“What do you mean what went
wrong?” Fickell asked. “Did we win?
Did we win? Did we win? … I went
into that game undefeated three of my
four years and didn’t come away with
success. Whether it would have been a
42-41 win, I bet you I would be really
happy to have one of them back.”
Truth is, though, he knows the sec-
ond-ranked Buckeyes have some fixing
to do before Saturday night’s Big Ten
championship game against No. 10
Michigan State.
While the focus will be on Ohio
State’s record-smashing offense against
the nation’s best defense — the Spartans
allow only 237.7 yards per game — the
other sides of the ball may figure just as
prominently.
“That stuff about our [offense and
their defense] is good for the media and
all that,” OSU coach Urban Meyer said.
“But as far as winning the game, we’re
going to have to play excellent defense
against their offense.”
If not quite an anchor, Ohio State’s
defense has been the only cause for
concern on a team likely bound for the
BCS title game with a win on Saturday
in Indianapolis.
An off-and-on unit down to three
returning starters vanished against a
Michigan offense ranked 96th nation-
ally, surrendering 451 yards passing
and 603 overall — the most OSU has
allowed since 1980.
Ohio State fell to 30th in total defense
(355.8 yards per game) and 101st in stop-
ping the pass (255.8).
Its latest performance underscored
any number of question marks, including
a lack of depth at linebacker, an uneven
secondary and the youth of a defen-
sive line that has at times had its way
but struggled to consistently pressure
Michigan quarterback Devin Gardner.
Fickell also said an aggressive game-
plan — a head-on mode that has helped
the Buckeyes amass a national-best 39
sacks this season — left Ohio State more
susceptible to the Wolverines’ screens and
misdirection plays. OSU, for instance,
was blitzing on Gardner’s early 84-yard
throwback screen pass to Jeremy Gallon.
“But like we say to our kids, do you
want us to stop and just play all base
and not be aggressive because they’re
going to hit you on something?” Fickell
asked. “You’ve got to move on. It all
comes down to awareness.”
Bottom line, Meyer said, the defense
must get better by Saturday. Or else …
“We won’t win the game,” he said.
“We won’t win that game this time.
That’s just very simple. We have to
play much better.”
As for Michigan State’s take on the
Buckeyes’ high-wire win over UM?
“Any time you see your opponent
give up that many yards the week
before you play them, you’re licking
your chops,” MSU quarterback Connor
Cook said.
OSU players say they
embrace the challenge.
Though Cook has thrown
for 2,119 yards and 17
touchdowns, a no-frills
Spartans offense just
as content to stay on the
ground could play into
their hands. The Buckeyes’
rush defense ranks fifth in
the country, limiting opponents to 100
yards per game.
“We were exposed [Saturday],”
Meyer added. “We didn’t play very
well, and when that happens, you’ve
just got to get it fixed. I have a lot of
confidence we will.”
Asked what he would tell fans who
are down on the defense, cornerback
Doran Grant smiled.
“Just tune in Saturday,” he replied.
NO SUSPENSIONS: The Big Ten
announced the two Ohio State players
ejected for their role in the melee at
Michigan will not be suspended for the
Big Ten championship game.
The league did, however, issue a
public reprimand of senior offensive
lineman Marcus Hall for “his actions
while exiting the playing field.” The
starting guard slammed his helmet to
the turf and raised his middle fin-
gers to the crowd after he and fresh-
man receiver Dontre Wilson, along
with UM backup linebacker Royce
Jenkins-Stone, were ejected for throw-
ing punches in the second-quarter fight.
The league also reprimanded the
OSU staff for “failing in its duty to
effectively manage the process of
escorting” Hall to the locker room
but otherwise praised the coaches and
officials.
“The officials and coaching staffs
from both institutions did a good job of
containing the situation once it started,”
the Big Ten wrote in a statement. “As
bad as it was, we’re fortunate the
incident did not escalate any further.
More can and should be done by both
coaching staffs in the future to prevent
similar incidents from detracting from
this rivalry.”
Meyer called Hall’s gesture “non-
sense” and said he was “very disap-
pointed and angry” about the scuffle.
“That’s not us,” he added. “That’s
not Ohio State and it’s not them.”
Buckeyes’ Miller takes Big Ten
offensive honors
CHICAGO — Ohio State quarter-
back Braxton Miller is the Big Ten’s
Offensive Player of the Year for the
second straight season.
Miller has averaged 265 yards of
total offense and accounted for 29 total
touchdowns while leading Ohio State
to a 12-0 record despite a knee injury
early in the season. The Buckeyes will
play Michigan State in the Big Ten
championship game on Saturday.
Wisconsin’s Chris Borland was
announced as the Defensive Player of
the Year on Tuesday and Penn State’s
Christian Hackenberg as Freshman of
the Year.
Dantonio was selected Coach of the
Year by both the coaches and media
after leading the Spartans to an 11-1
record — 8-0 in conference play — and
the Legends Division crown.
Borland is the fifth Badger to receive
the Big Ten’s top defensive award,
along with Erasmus James (2004),
Jamar Fletcher (2000), Tom Burke
(1998) and Troy Vincent (1991). He
ranks third in the conference with 9.3
tackles per game.
Hackenberg is the third Nittany Lion
and second in as many seasons to be
selected Freshman of the Year, joining
Deion Barnes (2012) and Curtis Enis
(1995). He averaged 246.2 yards pass-
ing and threw for 20 touchdowns.
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Van Wert notched 6-of-8 free
throws (75%), nabbed 23 boards
(12 offensive) as senior Kaitlynn
Hall had four and 12 fouls. Senior
Claire Butler added three steals.
They visit St. Marys Memorial
Thursday.
In junior varsity action, St.
John’s got 1-of-2 free throws
by junior Halie Benavidez and
two more by classmate Colleen
Schulte in the final 14.1 tivks to
help the Jays (3-0) hold off the
Cougars (0-4) 28-24.
Schul t e and cl assmat e
Samantha Wehri led the scoring
with seven each. For Van Wert,
freshman Emma Kohn had nine.
VARSITY
ST. JOHN’S (31)
Tara Vorst 1-2-5, Rebekah
Fischer 0-1-1, Emilie Fischbach
0-1-1, Brooke Zuber 0-1-1, Rachel
Pohlman 2-0-4, Erica Saine 1-0-
2, Amanda Boberg 3-0-6, Jessica
Geise 2-2-6, Lexie Hays 1-1-3, Sydney Fischbach 1-0-2.
Totals 10-1-8/12-31.
VAN WERT (50)
Riley Jones 3-0-6, Kaitlynn Hall 0-0-0, Alexis Dowdy
4-3-11, Emilie Moonshower 1-0-3, Claire Butler 2-1-5,
Cheyenne Hardy 5-2-15, Erin Morrow 4-0-10, Emily
Bair 0-0-0. Totals 13-6-6/8-50.
Score by Quarters:
St. John’s 11 4 4 12 - 31
Van Wert 13 12 17 8 - 50
Three-point goals: St. John’s, Vorst; Van Wert, Handy
3, Morrow 2, Moonshower.
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JUNIOR VARSITY
ST. JOHN’S (28)
Brooke Richardson 0-0-0, Madilynn Schulte 1-3-5,
Emilie Grothouse 1-1-4, Maddie Pohlman 1-0-2, Halie
Benavidez 1-1-3, Sam Kramer 0-0-0, Samantha Wehri
3-1-7, Colleen Schulte 2-2-7. Totals 7-2-8/13-28.
VAN WERT (24)
Alexis Ayers 0-0-0, Ally Jackson 0-0-0, Megan
Sonnleitner 0-0-0, Cassidy Sinning 2-2-6, Phoebe
Eutsler 1-1-3, Morgan Magowan 0-0-0, Kelsey Dotson
0-0-0, Domonique Grothause 1-0-2, Emma Kohn 3-2-8,
Meghan Moonshower 2-0-5. Totals 8-1-5/10-24.
Score by Quarters:
St. John’s 11 7 1 9 - 28
Van Wert 5 8 2 9 - 24
Three-point goals: St. John’s, C. Schulte 2, Grothouse;
Van Wert, Moonshower.
Jays
Round up
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from page 6)
Left guard Clint
Boling tore the ante-
rior cruciate ligament
in his right knee dur-
ing a 17-10 victory in
San Diego on Sunday.
The Bengals put him on
injured reserve Tuesday.
Cincinnati is consid-
ering sliding left tackle
Andrew Whitworth into
Boling’s spot and using
Anthony Collins at left
tackle, his best position.
The Bengals (8-4) host
the Colts (8-4) on Sunday.
Indianapolis can clinch the
AFC South championship
with a win on Sunday or a
Tennessee loss.
Roland has played for
the Bengals since 2008.
He played in the first three
games this season and was
released on Sept. 25. He
re-signed with Cincinnati
as a free agent.
The Bengals also made
a move with their prac-
tice squad, signing cen-
ter Scott Wedige of
Northern Illinois. He was
on Cincinnati’s practice
squad for three weeks last
season.
Arizona signed Wedige
for the last five weeks of
the season and he played
in two games. He opened
camp with the Cardinals
and was claimed off waiv-
ers by the Giants on Aug.
20. They waived him three
days later.
The Bengals released
defensive end Aston
Whiteside from the prac-
tice squad. Whiteside,
from Abilene Christian.
Whiteside had been on
their practice squad since
Nov. 11.
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Woods closes chapter on California childhood
By DOUG FERGUSON
Associated Press
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — Of all the
memories from Tiger Woods’ roots in Southern
California, it’s easy to overlook the time he
made an appearance in the Tournament of Roses
parade.
OK, so he wasn’t the grand marshal. And he
had just turned 18.
Woods, coming off his first U.S. Amateur
title, rode on the Chiropractic Centennial
Foundation float that required seven tons of
flowers to build. He wasn’t the only celebrity on
the float on Jan. 2, 1995. Also riding were singer
Lee Greenwood, Hall of Fame baseball player
Joe Morgan and Olympic champion speedskater
Cathy Turner.
The majestic float was toward the end of
the order, trailed only by the Icelandic Horse
Adventure Society and the International House
of Pancakes.
For sure, there were far greater moments
with a golf club in his hand.
Woods was only a toddler when he first went
head-to-head with Sam Snead. It was only two
holes, and Woods made bogey on both of them.
Now, he is only four victories from breaking
Snead’s record for career PGA Tour victories.
Woods made his PGA Tour debut at Riviera
in the 1992 Nissan Open when he was a
16-year-old junior in high school. He might
have made the cut if not for a growth spurt dur-
ing the week that made the shaft in his driver too
short. More on that later.
He never won what he often referred to as
his “hometown event” at Riviera. He made
up for it by winning five times at Sherwood
Country Club and that doesn’t include his win
over David Duval at the illustrious “Showdown
at Sherwood” in what amounted to Monday
Night Golf.
Woods returns to Sherwood this week, in
effect closing a chapter on golf in the area he
always called home.
The Tiger Woods Learning Center, a superb
complex that recently received a Golden Bell
Award for excellence in education, remains his
tie to Southern California. And the Tiger Woods
Foundation headquarters will stay in Irvine.
But he stopped playing Riviera in 2006 after
he narrowly made the cut. The only regular
event in California that Woods still plays is in
Torrey Pines, a 2-hour drive from his hometown
of Cypress in Orange County. The only time
Los Angeles area golf fans could see him play
was the World Challenge, a holiday event that
attracts an 18-man field of players from the top
50 in the world.
This is the last year at Sherwood. Woods is
moving the event to Isleworth, his old home in
central Florida. Then, it could be headed to the
Bahamas.
When he won the Canadian Open in 2000
with that 6-iron out of a bunker and over the
water, his late father, Earl, said that day, “In
every tournament, he’ll hit shots that people will
be talking about for 30 years.”
One thing is certain — Woods
leaves a trail of stories behind.
Here are five from his time in
Southern California.
TIGER VS. SLAMMIN’
SAMMY
Woods was just starting kin-
dergarten when he was invited to
join Snead at Calabasas Country
Club just north of LA. They
played two holes, starting with
a par 3. Woods hit into a creek
fronting the green and Snead sug-
gested he just pick it up and drop
it.
“That kind of ticked me off, so I decided to
play it out of the water,” Woods once recalled.
“I knocked it on the green and two-putted for
my 4.”
THE DEBUT
Woods missed his first seven cuts on the
PGA Tour, starting with the 1992 Nissan Open
in his debut at age 16. He opened with a 72 and
was in reasonable shape to make the cut until
what his father said was a growth spurt. Woods
shot 75 the next day and headed back to high
school.
“I was hitting the ball good the first few days
of the week,but then I suddenly outgrew my
club shaft,” Woods said a year later.
His father said they didn’t figure out what
happened until the tournament was over.
“He was in a growth cycle and those teen-
age muscles just grew overnight,” Earl Woods
added.
THE END OF RIVIERA
A beautiful afternoon off Sunset Boulevard
turned nasty without warning and Woods was
on his back nine at Riviera without rain gear
in 2006. He bogeyed two of his last three holes
for a 74 to presumably miss the cut — until
three more players dropped shots coming in and
Woods made the cut on the number.
He was to be paired Saturday with J.B.
Holmes, a big-hitting rookie who had just
smashed his way to victory in Phoenix. The next
morning, Woods was a no-show. He withdrew
because of the flu and he has not been back to
Riviera since.
THE POWER MOVE
It was baking hot in August for the
“Showdown at Sherwood” in 1999, a nationally
televised exhibition against David Duval, who
had returned to No. 1 in the world. Because it
was not an official PGA Tour event, the caddies
wore shorts.
A PGA Tour rules official ordered them to
change into pants. Duval’s caddie complied.
Woods’ caddie, Steve Williams, did not. The
rules officials made it clear to Williams that if he
did not change into trousers, it would be the last
time he caddied on the PGA Tour.
Woods, listening to this conversa-
tion, interrupted by saying, “Guess
I’ll be playing in Europe next year.”
Williams wore shorts. Woods
won the match. And it wasn’t long
before shorts were approved for cad-
dies on the PGA Tour.
THE WIN
Of the five wins at his World
Challenge, none was more meaning-
ful than in 2011. One shot behind
with two to play, Woods birdied his
last two holes to beat Zach Johnson.
It was his first win since his personal
life came crashing down, a span of 26
official tournaments over 749 days.
“If he steadily progresses, keeps getting con-
fidence and moving forward,” Jim Furyk said
that day, “he’s going to return and be one of the
best players in the game again.”
Woods won three times the following year,
five times this year. For his swan song at
Sherwood, he is No. 1 in the world.
A big week of golf on 3 continents
Joost Luiten better hope his decision to hit
one shot at the BMW Masters doesn’t keep him
out of that other “Masters.”
This is the last big week of tournaments
around the world as players try to finish inside
the top 50 to earn an invitation to Augusta
National in April. Luiten is at No. 52 going into
the Nedbank Challenge, but here’s where it gets
interesting.
Luiten had a sore shoulder in Shanghai. He
had to play two of three “Final Series” events on
the European Tour to be eligible for the finale in
Dubai. So he chose to hit one shot off the first
tee at Lake Malaren in the BMW Masters and
withdraw. He rested his shoulder for two weeks,
played Turkey and then tied for fourth in Dubai.
However, that added one tournament to his
total in the world ranking formula. If he had not
been required to play the BMW Masters, Luiten
would be at No. 49.
Ultimately, however, his performance will
dictate whether he gets into the Masters. Even
though it’s late in the year, the fields on three
continents are packed with good players at the
World Challenge in California, the Hong Kong
Open and the Nedbank Challenge in South
Africa.
The strongest field is in California, though it
will have no bearing on the Masters because all
18 players at Sherwood are already eligible (and
all of them are in the top 30).
Miguel Angel Jimenez (No. 48) is playing
in Hong Kong, by far the weakest of the three
fields. If he doesn’t play well, the Spaniard risks
being passed in the ranking by Richard Sterne
(No. 51) or Luiten in South Africa. Also playing
in South Africa are Gary Woodland (No. 57 but
already in the Masters), Kiradech Aphibarnrat
(No. 60) and Peter Uihlein (No. 67).
The final tournament of the year is the
Nelson Mandela Invitational, though the field
is expected to be weak. Among those expected
to play are Branden Grace, currently at No. 50.
For the players who don’t quite crack the top
50, Augusta National takes the top 50 one week
before the Masters. Then again, Geoff Ogilvy
missed the top 50 by one shot in Australia at the
end of last year and went backward at the start
of a new season.
WHEN GOLF GETS IN THE WAY OF
FOOTBALL: Jason Dufner took to Twitter
to ask tournament host Woods if the World
Challenge could change to 36 holes on Thursday
and Friday “so I can watch my beloved Auburn”
play for the SEC Championship.
If nothing else, it got Woods to tweet some-
thing for the first time in a month: “Petition
denied.”
Auburn and Missouri play at 1 p.m. PST, so
Dufner’s best hope is to play so poorly in the
opening two rounds that he’s off the course by
then.
Woods, who went to Stanford, has no such
problem. The Cardinal and Arizona State
play for the Pac-12 title at 4:45 p.m. PST,
well after the third round is over. Meanwhile,
Oklahoma State (Hunter Mahan) goes after
a Big 12 title when it plays Oklahoma at 9
a.m. PST.
ROOKIE STARS: One of the best rivalries
in golf this year was not a rivalry except when
measuring achievements on two tours.
Jordan Spieth started the PGA Tour season
with no status and earned temporary member-
ship, won the John Deere Classic, qualified
for the Tour Championship, was picked for
the Presidents Cup team and finished No. 7
in the FedEx Cup standings. It was the best
rookie season on the PGA Tour since Woods
started with no status and won twice in his
first seven tournaments in 1996.
Across the ocean, Hideki Matsuyama was
equally impressive on the Japan Golf Tour.
The 21-year-old Japanese star didn’t turn
pro until April. He won four times this year,
and his win last week in the Casio World
Open made him the first rookie to win the
Japanese money title with just more than $2
million. Matsuyama had a pair of top 10s
in the majors (he tied for 19th in the PGA
Championship), and he earned his PGA Tour
card for the 2013-14 season. In his first tour
event as a member, he tied for third in the
Frys.com Open.
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BROOKLYN NETS - Reassigned assistant
coach Lawrence Frank to a non-bench role.
CHICAGO BULLS — Assigned G Marquis
Teague to Iowa (NBADL).
OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER — Assigned F
Andre Roberson to Tulsa (NBADL).
FOOTBALL
National Football League
NFL — Suspended Detroit LB Travis Lewis four
games for violating the NFL’s policy on perfor-
mance-enhancing substances.
BUFFALO BILLS — Signed OT Jamaal Johnson-Webb to
the practice squad.
CHICAGO BEARS — Signed DT Tracy Robertson to the
practice squad.
CINCINNATI BENGALS — Re-signed OT Dennis
Roland. Placed G Clint Boling on injured reserve Tuesday.
CLEVELAND BROWNS — Signed QB Caleb Hanie.
Placed LB Brandon Magee and DB Chris Owenson injured
reserve. Signed DB Julian Posey from the practice squad.
DALLAS COWBOYS — Placed RB
Lance Dunbar on injured reserve. Signed
FB Tyler Clutts
DETROIT LIONS — Signed CB Akwasi
Owusu-Ansah to the practice squad.
GREEN BAY PACKERS — Signed RB
Kahlil Bell. Released S Jerron McMillian.
Signed CB Antonio Dennard to the practice
squad.
INDIANAPOLIS COLTS — Signed LB Daniel Adongo
and OL Xavier Nixon from the practice squad. Placed LB
Mario Harvey and RB Daniel Herron on injured reserve.
Signed FB Robert Hughes and DT Jeris Pendleton to the
practice squad.
KANSAS CITY CHIEFS — Signed DT Jerrell Powe.
Released DT Kyle Love. Signed FB Toben Opurum to the
practice squad.
NEW YORK JETS — Signed KR Darius Reynaud. Placed
KR-WR Josh Cribbs on injured reserve.
WASHINGTON REDSKINS — Signed DL DaJohn Harris
to the practice squad.
Canadian Football League
MONTREAL ALOUETTES —
Promoted Mark Weightman to president
and CEO.
HOCKEY
National Hockey League
DETROIT RED WINGS — Recalled
C Cory Emmerton from Grand Rapids
(AHL).
LOS ANGELES KINGS — Recalled
D Jeff Schultz from Manchester (AHL). Assigned F Tanner
Pearson to Manchester.
COLLEGE
ILLINOIS-CHICAGO — Released junior G Joey Miller.
MIAMI (OHIO) — Named Chuck Martin football coach.
RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE — Named Leo Bush wom-
en’s volleyball coach.
ROBERT MORRIS — Announced men’s indoor and out-
door track, tennis and cross country and women’s golf, tennis
and field hockey will be phased out following the 2013-14
academic year.
UCLA — Agreed to a 6-year contract extension with men’s
football coach Jim Mora through 2019.
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DEAR BRUCE: After
looking for a job, I finally
found an opening that suited
me perfectly. The pay is much
less and I would have to relo-
cate, but that’s OK with me.
I sent my resume with a
cover letter as requested and
have been waiting patiently. I
called the Human Resources
department to ask if the job is
still available and the lady said
it was. I asked her if there are
many applicants. She said that
there are and the search com-
mittee has to evaluate all the
resumes before they can ask
for interviews. She would not
or could not say when or if I’d
be called for an interview.
Should I send a new letter
explaining my situation and
work ethics? How much or
how often should a job-seeker
keep inquiring about a job
without becoming a pest?
I am 55 years old and have
30 years of experience. You
mentioned once that age dis-
crimination really does exist
in the workplace. Do you
think that might prevent me
from getting work? I am get-
ting desperate and nervous.
-- Reader, via email
DEAR READER:
Addressing your last com-
ment, about age discrimina-
tion and could it prevent you
from getting work? Possibly.
The fact that you are desper-
ate and nervous does not sit
well. You don’t want to con-
vey that.
The more serious ques-
tion you asked is should you
send a new letter explaining
your situation and work eth-
ics? Absolutely! Explain that
you are very interested in the
position, even though the pay
is lower than you currently
receive, and that you are will-
ing to relocate for this job.
Forget about the resumes and
cover letters. They have a
habit of getting lost on some-
one’s desk. A personal letter,
not too long, is a good idea.
If you don’t hear anything
after three or four weeks, I
wouldn’t have a problem with
sending another letter. Let
them know you’re still here
and would like an opportu-
nity to explain why hiring you
would be to their advantage
as well as yours.
DEAR BRUCE: My hus-
band and I inherited $100,000.
We are both 54 years old,
working full time and in good
health. Our children are col-
lege graduates and on their
own. Our house is paid for,
and we have no other debts.
What sound financial advice
would you give us for invest-
ing some of this money? --
L.M., via email
DEAR L.M.: Your ques-
tion is one that is often asked.
If this is money you want to
invest and grow, you will have
to take a certain degree of risk.
That means the stock market. I
am not suggesting you should
go out and buy wildly specula-
tive stocks at your age. You
haven’t indicated any other
monies, so I assume they are
not substantial.
I would talk to a good bro-
ker about investing with solid
American companies that
are paying decent dividends
and are performing well in
the market. You notice that I
said “American companies,”
which doesn’t mean you can’t
invest in the foreign market,
but with $100,000, I would
keep it here.
DEAR BRUCE: We are
retired and have a grown-up
son who works full time. He
does not want to marry until
he has a stable job, which is
not possible in this unstable
job market. We want to trans-
fer our rental commercial
property to him to give him
some financial security. How
we can transfer it without
costing us an arm and leg?
-- Jay, via email
DEAR JAY: All you have
to do is transfer the property
to your son. In the event that
you don’t wish to pay any tax-
es on the transfer, you simply
claim against your lifetime
exemption. Unless the prop-
erty’s value is in the millions,
you’re home free.
I don’t see any good rea-
son to transfer the commercial
property to give him financial
security. We would all like to
have stability, but why try to
purchase it for him? To get
him to marry? I don’t see any
purpose in that.
I would keep the property
in your name. I don’t see how
giving your son a substantial
amount of money is going to
help him, but I can see a lot of
problems that it could create.
(Send questions to
bruce@brucewilliams.com.
Questions of general interest
will be answered in future col-
umns. Owing to the volume of
mail, personal replies cannot
be provided.)
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VWCH receives Guardian of Excellence Award
Information submitted
VAN WERT — Van Wert County
Hospital is proud to announce it has been
named a 2013 Guardian of Excellence
Award winner by Press Ganey Associates,
Inc. The Guardian of Excellence Award
recognizes top-performing facilities that
consistently achieved the 95th percentile
of performance for patient satisfaction.
The Press Ganey Guardian of
Excellence Award is a health care indus-
try symbol of achievement. Fewer than 5
percent of all Press Ganey clients reach
this threshold and consistently maintain
it for the one year reporting period. Press
Ganey partners with more than 10,000
health care facilities, including more than
half of all U.S. hospitals, to measure and
improve the patient experience.
According to Mark Minick, Van Wert
County Hospital’s president and CEO,
“Our patients are center to the care we
provide and our staff members take great
pride in providing compassionate, per-
sonalized care to our community. This
award recognized the dedication our
employees have to patient care and our
commitment to providing an excellent
patient experience.”
“We are proud to partner with Van
Wert County Hospital,” said Patrick T.
Ryan, CEO of Press Ganey. “Achieving
this level of excellence reflects the orga-
nization’s commitment to delivering out-
standing service and quality. Van Wert
County Hospital’s efforts benefit patients
in Van Wert and will lead to improved
patient experiences.”
About Van Wert Hospital
For more than 100 years, Van Wert
Hospital has been delivering superior
patient care and advancing new treat-
ments. As an independent nonprofit
community health system, Van Wert
County Hospital remains committed to
the region’s healthcare needs for genera-
tions to come. Van Wert Hospital is com-
mitted to today, focused on tomorrow.
Visit www.vanwerthospital.org for more
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Derry Drugs to close this month
BY ED GEBERT
Times Bulletin Editor
news@delphosherald.com
VAN WERT — Van Wert’s last locally-owned pharmacy
will soon be gone. Derry Drugs will be closing Dec. 17.
“We have reached an agreement to basically sell our files
and our business to CVS on the 17th,” said Derry Drugs owner
Paul Svabik. “This has been a long process and a hard process
at the same time. Telling the employees, that was the most
difficult part of it.”
Derry Drugs opened for business when Bill Derry opened
the doors in 1953.
“Sixty years of business speaks highly. You just don’t see
that much anymore,” Svabik remarked.
Svabik went on to say that he came to Van Wert from
Michigan in 1985. At that time, there were nine pharmacies
doing business in the county, and seemingly all of them were
doing good business.
“Through the years, we went from nine to three today in
27 years.” he related. “We are the last ones to remain in busi-
ness. Walmart was not here and the CVS store was Revco, but
Revco went bankrupt and CVS bought them up. We were out
of those nine, the only one left out of them. There are a lot
of complexities in this business. Plus we are not competing
against our neighbors anymore. There are some good busi-
ness people in Van Wert, but those competitors are long gone.
Now there CVS and Walmart; those are multi-billion-dollar
corporations.”
Pharmacy customers of Derry Drugs will have their file and
records taken to CVS Pharmacy. Svabik, Mike Krugh, and a
few others from the Derry staff will move to the Ervin Road
location.
The reason for the move, according to Svabik, is not an
easy one to explain.
“There is no one real reason,” he insisted. “We weren’t a
sinking ship by any means. We still had a viable business, but
at the same time there were multiple factors that have affected
us and continue to make it harder.”
Among the reasons cited by Svabik include the uncertainty
for the future of healthcare providers, the increasing volume
of mail order pharmacy business, the need to carry bigger
volumes to meet price points and the complications of reim-
bursement issues.
Svabik commented, “Ours is certainly a different case than
other business closings we may have recently experienced in
Van Wert.”
Over the past couple of months, Svabik said he has been
focused on the transition for patients and the possibilities
for the employees, but he will soon do some work about the
future of the Derry Drugs building at 1191 Westwood. He did
confirm that the building will be put up for sale, but no further
thought has yet been given to the facility. At this point, the
transfer of patient information is a high priority to ensure that
customers will be able to walk into CVS on Dec. 17 and be
able to obtain the same service.
An uncertain future is all that is known about the Front
Porch Gifts section of Derry Drugs. Svabik stated that he is
looking to see if anyone is interested in the store that has been
an important part of the business for many years.
Store founder Bill Derry retired from the business at the
end of 1989, but many people have worked at the store and
have been an important part of the service given to Derry
customer. With Svabik and Krugh heading down to CVS, oth-
ers may follow as well. Some may elect to come along while
others may choose to call it quits. Svabik, who at the leading
of Derry himself, has become very involved in the community.
He said he has been speaking with some of the higher-ups at
CVS about increasing that company’s community involve-
ment.
But the Derry name that has been a part of retail Van Wert
for the past six decades will cease to operate in less than
two weeks. Still, Svabik is grateful for the past years and the
people who have been a part of the life of Derry Drugs.
“We’ve been given an awful lot by our customers,” he said.
“We’re thankful for that.”
Cyber Monday draws $1.74B
billion holiday dollars
NEW YORK (AP) — Cyber Monday is
still on top.
Retailers from Wal-Mart Stores to Amazon
started rolling out “Cyber” deals at the begin-
ning of November, and kept them going on
Thanksgiving and Black Friday. That led
some to wonder if earlier sales would put a
dent in Cyber Monday sales. The date has
been the biggest online shopping day of the
year since 2010.
But shoppers delivered. In fact, shop-
pers bought online at the heaviest rate ever
Monday, according to research firm comScore
Inc., which tracks online sales.
The group said Tuesday e-commerce
spending rose 18 percent from last year’s
Cyber Monday to $1.74 billion, making
Monday the top online spending day since
comScore began tracking the data in 2001.
The figure does not include purchases from
mobile devices.
“I always wait for the deals on Cyber
Monday,” said Stephanie Appiah, 25, a stu-
dent who picked up a Google Chromecast
video streamer with free shipping on Monday.
“It’s better than Black Friday because you
don’t have to deal with other people.”
The strong online performance was in
contrast to overall spending.
Over the four days beginning
on Thanksgiving, spending
fell an estimated 2.9 percent to
$57.4 billion, according to the
trade group the National Retail
Federation. Overall, the NRF expects holiday
spending to rise 2.9 percent to $602.1 billion.
“Any notion that Cyber Monday is declin-
ing in importance appears to be complete-
ly unfounded,” comScore Chairman Gian
Fulgoni said in a statement Tuesday. “While
it’s true that many retailers are bleeding their
Cyber Monday promotions into the weekend
before and the days afterward, Cyber Monday
itself continues to be the most important day
of the online holiday shopping season.”
However, he did say that early promo-
tions had some consumers buying more items
earlier in the weekend, suggesting that Cyber
Monday could have even been stronger were
it not for the emergence of this trend.
Consumer electronics and video game con-
soles and accessories were among the biggest
sellers of the day. Home and garden products,
clothing and accessories, as well as sports and
fitness products also performed well.
ComScore tracks U.S. online sales based
on observed behavior of a representative U.S.
consumer panel of 1 million Web users.
One big online shopping trend so far this year
is shoppers researching and buying on mobile
devices like smartphones and tablets, said
Forrester Research analyst Sucharita Mulpuru.
Holiday weekend
gives a boost to
auto sales
DETROIT (AP) —
Americans proved last month
that they’re head over heels about
small sport utility vehicles. They
also wanted to buy more than
just video game consoles and
big-screen TVs on Black Friday.
November auto sales rose
9 percent above a year ago,
with a solid piece of the gains
coming over the Thanksgiving
holiday weekend. Sales ran at
an annual pace of 16.4 million
cars and trucks last month, the
best in almost seven years.
The numbers gave further
evidence that the small SUV
is replacing the car as the
vehicle of choice for families
and aging baby boomers.
Erich Merkle, Ford’s top
sales analyst, said the small
SUVs gained two percent-
age points of market share in
November compared with last
year, while small and midsize
cars lost two points combined.
Compact SUVs like the
Toyota RAV4 and Honda CR-V
now make up 15.5 percent of
U.S. sales. Through November,
Americans bought just over 1.8
million of them, a 21 percent
increase from a year ago.
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10 AM – SAT. DEC. 21 - 10 AM
100 ACRES – PRIME FARMLAND
SALE LOCATION: Lincolnview Schools- Cafeteria;
watch for signs – parking – restrooms- breakfast
provided
It is and will be only offered as – ONE PARCEL – FIRST
CLASS northwest Ohio farmland;
primarily PEWAMO and BLOUNT soils; aerials indicate
tiling; rectangular shape (survey underway) being
½ mile – 2640 feet- north/south and approximately
1650 feet frontage east/ west on Middle Point Road;
no ditches or point rows; entered in the 2013 FSA
program; paved side road parking but also near a State
highway; professionally farmed for many years; highly
desirable large parcel – see STRALEYREALTY.COM
for all aerials, FSA information, soil map, auditor’s card
with survey forthcoming (or) call for complete brochure;
drive past – look it over – walk it if you wish – agent on
site Thursday, Dec. 12 – 2 PM-4PM
419 W Ervin
Van Wert, OH
419-238-9733
800-727-2021
EVERYTHING WE TOUCH—TURNS TO SOLD
FARM LOCATION: Section # 20 Ridge W, Van Wert
County, OH; approximately 2 miles SE of Van Wert;
½ mile EAST of the intersection of Jennings Road and St.
Rt. 116 with the farm being on the NORTH side of Middle
Point Road – 1 ½ miles WEST of Lincolnview Schools;
watch for signs –
OPPORTUNITY AT HAND
TERMS: $50,000.00 deposit w/ balance due in 30
days; fiduciary deed awarded with all 2013 property
taxes paid; seller to pay transfer tax; possession day of
sale w/deposit and signed contract; buyer responsible
for certificate/ title insurance; sale subject only to Van
Wert County Probate Court approval; Case # 2013-
1164; Keister & Baker Law Office, LLC., Van Wert, OH
SELLER: HELEN L. COOPER ESTATE (by) MR.
CHARLES WAYNE KAHN, SR. EXECUTOR
AUTIONEERS: William C. Straley, CAI; Chester M.
Straley, App: Philip J. Fleming, Jane Germann
Garver Excavating
419.203.0796
rgarv42@yahoo.com
Locally Owned and Operated | Registered Van Wert Contractor
Registered and Bonded Household Sewage Treatment System Installer
Fully Insured
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Today!
Digging • Grading • Leveling • Hauling • Fill Dirt
Topsoil • Tile and Sewer Repair • Stone Driveways
Concrete Sidewalks • Demolition
Ditch Bank Cleaning • Snow Removal • Excavator
Backhoe • Skid Loader • Dump Truck
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105 Announcements
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Christmas Open House.
Crafts, clothes, misc.
Nov. 29-30, Dec. 1-7,
9am-?. Past Deer Creek
Apts., 11411 Ridge Rd.
125 Lost and Found
FOUND: BLACK LAB in
the Delphos St. John
area. Identify collar when
calling. 419-296-7375
FOUND@ JIM’S Res-
taurant: A beautiful, early
Santa Surprise. Gray kit-
ten, very friendly. 727 E.
5th St., Jim’s Restaurant
Ph: 419-692-3518, ask
for Margaret. Rudolph
says Good Present!
305
Apartment/
Duplex For Rent
1 NICE downstairs
bedroom apartment
w/range, refrigerator,
washer/dryer. $425.00 in
Ottoville. Phone:
419-453-3956
2 BEDROOM in Del-
phos. Stove, refrigerator
and water included.
$415/mo +deposit. Im-
medi ate possessi on.
Text only before 5pm,
Text/Call after 5pm.
419-203-6810
2 BEDROOM, 415 E.
8th, Delphos. Appli-
ances, curtains, lawn
care. No pets. $410/mo.
419-236-9301
419-692-7441
2BR DELPHOS Apt.
Washer/ Dryer, new
stove & refrigerator in-
cluded. New flooring.
$450/ mo +deposi t .
419-296-5123
ATTRACTIVE,
SPACIOUS, 2 Bedroom
Delphos Apartment.
Washer/Dryer hook-up,
fridge, stove & off-street
parking. 419-203-2216
DOWNTOWN APT. Very
nice & newly remodeled.
Large second story apt.
in Downtown Delphos.
4Bdrms, dining room,
large kitchen, 2BA, a
very large family room,
par t i al l y f ur ni shed.
$800/mo +utilities. Call
419-236-6616 for view-
ing.
320 House For Rent
803 E. Third St. 3 Bdrm,
washer/dryer hook-up, 1
car garage. No Pets.
$550/mo.+deposit.
419-234-7505.
325
Mobile Homes
For Rent
RENT OR Rent to Own.
1,2 or 3 bedroom mobile
home. 419-692-3951
425 Houses For Sale
DELPHOS, 420 E. Ninth
St. 3BR, 1BA, single
family, Fixer-upper.
1140sq.ft. Lease or
Cash. $500 down,
$399/mo. 877-519-0180
545 Firewood/Fuel
SEASONED
FIREWOOD: Oak, Ash,
Hickory. All split, well
seasoned, 18” in length.
419-910-1404
575 Live Stock
GROUND COBS:
$3.25/bag, $3.15/50,
$3/100 bulk $80/ton +up.
Bedding & feed quality,
semi’s available.
Bag Organic Shaving:
$2.75/bag, $2.65/50,
$2.50/100. Some Cedar
25¢ more. Wood & fuel
pellets $4.35/bag.
Kenneth Schmucker,
4220 S. 150W,
LaGrange, IN 46761.
260-463-9939x1
577 Miscellaneous
CHRISTMAS CANDY &
Nuts. Fresh and better
than ever! Gift certifi-
cates -any amount
-always the right sizes &
color! Delphos ACE
Hardware, 242 N. Main,
419-692-0921
586
Sports and
Recreation
SNOW SKIS: Kneiss 1,
fiberglass, 71 inches
long. $40.00. Phone:
419-204-8353
592 Wanted to Buy
Raines
Jewelry
Cash for Gold
Scrap Gold, Gold Jewelry,
Silver coins, Silverware,
Pocket Watches, Diamonds.
2330 Shawnee Rd.
Lima
(419) 229-2899
640 Financial
IS IT A SCAM? The Del-
phos Herald urges our
readers to contact The
Better Business Bureau,
(419) 223-7010 or
1-800-462-0468, before
entering into any agree-
ment involving financing,
business opportunities,
or work at home oppor-
tunities. The BBB will as-
sist in the investigation
of these businesses.
(This notice provided as
a customer service by
The Delphos Herald.)
670 Miscellaneous
LAMP REPAIR
Table or Floor.
Come to our store.
Hohenbrink TV.
419-695-1229
930 Legals
PUBLIC NOTICE
Division of the State
Fire Marshal Bureau of
Underground Storage
Tank Regulations
Pursuant to the rules
governing the remedia-
tion of releases of petro-
leum from underground
storage tank (UST) sys-
tem(s), notice to the pub-
lic is required whenever
there is a confirmed re-
lease of petroleum from
an UST system(s) that
requires remedial action
plan. Notice is hereby
given that a confirmed
release of petroleum has
occurred from the UST
system(s) located at:
EXPRESS MART
150 W. CANAL ST.
BOX 82
OTTOVILLE, OH
PUTNAM COUNTY
RELEASE
#69000431-N00001 &
N00002
A proposed remedial ac-
tion plan (RAP) dated
November 4, 2013, was
submitted by the owner
and/or operator of the
UST system(s) for the
review and approval of
the State Fire Marshal
(SFM). Once the SFM
has reviewed and ap-
proved the proposed
RAP, the owner and/or
operator of the UST sys-
tem(s) will be required to
implement the proposed
RAP.
A copy of the proposed
RAP, as well as other
documentation relating
to this release and the
UST system(s) involved,
is maintained by the Bu-
reau of Underground
Storage Tank Regula-
tions (BUSTR), and are
available for inspection
and copying by the pub-
lic. Please make all re-
quests for copies or for
inspection of the pro-
posed RAP or for the in-
spection of the RAP and
other related documen-
tati on i n wri ti ng to
BUSTR, P.O. Box 687,
Reynol dsburg, Ohi o
43068.
An order form and other
publications that may
help you to understand
the requirements for
c o mp l i a n c e wi t h
BUSTR’s rules and regu-
lations may be found on
t he I nt er net at
http://www.com.ohio.gov
/fire/bustMain.aspx or by
calling our office.
The SFM will accept
written comments on this
RAP for a period of 21
days from the date of
publication of this notice.
You may submit any
comments regarding this
site and the RAP, in writ-
ing, at the above ad-
dress. For further infor-
mation, please contact
Drue Roberts at (614)
728-4588. Please refer-
e n c e r e l e a s e
#69000431-N00001 &
N00002 when making all
inquiries or comments.
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Miler practical miles. Call
(419)238-2155 for de-
tails.
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with CDL. Dedicated,
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Today’s Crossword Puzzle
ACROSS
1 Complain
5 Fiber-rich grain
8 Sir’s companion
12 Bassoon kin
13 Dazzle
14 Peace Prize city
15 Clutter
16 Woodsy
18 Roulette bet
20 Large parrot
21 Luge surface
22 Swallows
25 Cat call?
28 Best or Ferber
29 Chew
33 Stage whispers
35 Video game pioneer
36 Sari sporters
37 Not as quiet
38 Cows’ mouthfuls
39 Persia, now
41 Place
42 Integrity
45 Scrooge’s exclamation
48 Elev.
49 Wets
53 Reuben base (2 wds.)
56 Arm bone
57 Partner
58 Dressy accessory
59 Pork cut
60 Record
61 Conniving
62 Troubadour prop
DOWN
1 Hair untangler
2 Cain’s victim
3 Sub -- (secretly)
4 “Goodfellas” actor
5 Klutz
6 Roused from sleep
7 Avila saint
8 Nov. and Feb.
9 -- spumante
10 Knighted Guinness
11 Current fashion
17 Snack on
19 Pants parts
23 Mdse.
24 Barracks offs.
25 Chagall or Antony
26 Hairy twin
27 Breeze or gale
30 Hammer target
31 General vicinity
32 Lean and sinewy
34 Platter
35 Close relatives
37 -- -relief
39 Coves
40 List price
43 Dory mover
44 “-- be sorry!”
45 Unruly kid
46 “The Mammoth Hunters”
heroine
47 Pitch in
50 Matty of the diamond
51 Clingy fabric
52 Rational
54 “Ciao!”
55 Susan of “L.A. Law”
Answer to Puzzle
We were a Nielsen family last week. We
received little diaries to fill out, marking when
and what we watched on TV for a week. If we
recorded a show and watched it later, we wrote
that down, too.
The first thought that runs through
your head when you start filling out
the diary is to give the shows you
love a boost, even if you went to a
movie that night or to a friend’s house.
Should I write down what I would have
watched? Then I realized, no, it’s my
favorite show’s job to keep me from
going to the movies when it’s on. Or
at least get me to record it. So we were
very scrupulous with our diaries.
It turns out that other than the
nightly news, we don’t really watch
much TV at all. I imagine every family watches
TV differently: Some people leave it on all day
long; others just watch certain shows. We are the
others. Sue watches a lot of football; me, I can
barely sit through the Super Bowl. Sue watches
college football on Saturday, the pros on Sunday
and I watch stuff I’ve recorded on Sunday night.
There was space at the back of the diary
where we could write notes about our viewing
habits or comments about television in general.
They even said we could use extra sheets of
paper if we liked. So I told them this:
Most of what is on television is not just bad
-- it is toxic. Remember the Miley Cyrus blowup
a few months ago on the MTV awards show?
The one that did exactly what a publicity stunt is
supposed to do -- get her tons of free publicity?
Ninety-nine percent of the country didn’t even
see the show, but that didn’t stop the professional
blatherers (all on TV, of course) from giving her
all the free publicity one person could stand.
There was not a word about the MTV show that
aired right before the “awards” show. It’s called
“16 and Pregnant,” a long-running series on
MTV which, if you go by the lack of outrage, is
just hunky-dory.
Doesn’t anyone find it odd that if we
ran a transcript of the dirty jokes and double
entendres on last night’s prime-time sitcoms
in the newspaper, people would cancel their
subscriptions in droves? Why is it that TV can
get away with things print can’t? (Not that we’d
want to.) Because money.
It is all about advertising money. But let me ask
you, when was the last time you bought
something because you saw it advertised
on TV? Is that why you bought your car?
Because you saw it doing figure eights is
a desert? Is that why you bought the food
in your fridge? Are you really going to
decide what kind of beer to drink because
one company’s ads have cute horses and
another one’s ads don’t? Do you think
there’s a man alive out there who hasn’t
heard of Viagra or Cialis? Why are they
still advertising? But if advertisers want
to throw their money away, television is
happy to let them.
It turns out a lot of us barely watch television
on TV. We watch Netflix movies on our
computers; we watch three-minute clips of the
late-night shows when our friends post the links
on Facebook. When we do actually sit in front of
the set, we do it alone, watching something we
recorded a month ago. Sitting in the living room
watching one show that’s “fun for the whole
family” is an idea that went out with floppy discs
and mix tapes.
And why is it legal for cable and satellite TV
to sell us “packages” that charge us for channels
we don’t watch? Maybe cable TV companies
haven’t noticed what the Internet did to the
record, book and newspaper businesses the past
few years. But they will. After it’s way too late
to save themselves.
Jim Mullin
THE VILLAGE IDIOT
TV or not TV, that is the question!
BEETLE BAILEY
SNUFFY SMITH
BORN LOSER
HAGAR THE HORRIBLE
BIG NATE
FRANK & ERNEST
GRIZZWELLS
PICKLES
BLONDIE
HI AND LOIS
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 The Herald – 11
Tomorrow’s
Horoscope
By Bernice Bede Osol
Dad needs to tell
daughter to butt out
Dear Annie: I am in my
60s and have been married
for 10 years to a wonderful
man. It’s a second marriage
for both of us. He was a wid-
ower, and I was divorced.
The problem is his daugh-
ter, “Emily,” who has been a
thorn in our sides
from Day One.
When we mar-
ried, we signed a
prenup. My hus-
band has invest-
ments, which are
primarily in his
children’s names.
My house was
paid for, and his
wasn’t, so he sold
it and we moved
into mine. It’s still
in my name be-
cause I intend to leave it to
my children after both of us
pass on.
Emily has been com-
plaining to her father that he
should have his name on the
deed to my house. I am not
willing to do this, because
if we divorce, he gets 50
percent of all of my assets,
including the house. I don’t
have a lot of money, I don’t
make a lot of money, and I
also don’t ask my husband
for money. Yet, Emily tells
him I’m only after his money.
I think Emily is evil and
mean, and I don’t want to
be around her. She gives bill
collectors our phone number,
so we get harassed about her
missing payments. The rea-
son she wants her father’s
name on my house is because
she wants to inherit it. I am
sick of her manipulations,
but not sure what to do. Her
father always takes her side,
and it makes me wonder how
much he loves me. — Fed Up
Dear Fed Up: Your prob-
lem isn’t Emily so much as
it is your husband, who re-
fuses to tell her to knock it
off. Please talk to him (do
not badmouth his daugh-
ter) and explain that your
prenup protects both of you
and preserves your assets
for your heirs. Reassure him
that if you die, he can live
in the house for the rest of
his life, but then it passes to
your children. Say that Em-
ily’s constant pressure on this
issue is creating problems
within your marriage, and he
needs to make it clear that she
must stop. How he handles
that will determine whether
he can be trusted to put you
frst — or whether you need
counseling to assess your fu-
ture with him.
Dear Annie: My wife
and I recently mar-
ried. The wedding
was in Texas, but
most of our fam-
ily lives elsewhere.
Although we were
disappointed, we
understood that
many folks would
be unable to attend
due to the travel
and hotel costs.
Here’s the prob-
lem. Not one of
these relatives sent
so much as a card, let alone a
gift. In the past few years, we
have attended several family
events and always gave gifts.
Sometimes we had to travel
great distances and pay for
hotels and plane fares. We
expected they would return
the favor. Their failure to do
so leaves a bad taste in our
mouths and makes us not
want to attend any events
they plan in the future. —
Confused in Texas
Dear Confused: Many
people feel that if they did
not attend the event, they
do not need to send a gift,
although a card with good
wishes is always proper. But
please do not treat your wed-
ding as a fundraiser. While a
gift is welcome and appropri-
ate, it should not be the point
of the invitation. And gifts
may still be forthcoming. We
hope they will extend their
good wishes, but you cannot
demand that they do so.
Dear Annie: I read the
letter from “Manager,” who
said his employees never
complain about having to
stand all day.
Well, here’s a complaint.
I’ve got a bad knee. I have
a brace, and I use a topi-
cal analgesic. My manager,
though, has no idea. I never
complain, even though I
wind up in bed the next
day. Just because a person
doesn’t complain doesn’t
mean everything is hunky
dory. Complaining could get
you fred. — Retail Worker
in Florida
Annie’s Mailbox
www.delphosherald.com
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2013
You may get left with all the work
if you aren’t quick to delegate odd
jobs. Be fair in your assessments
as well as to those you deal with.
Learn as you go, and you will
gather knowledge, expertise and
everything you need to advance.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec.
21) -- Look after family obligations
that require thought and change.
Educational pursuits or picking up
new skills should be considered.
Scouting for profitable prospects
will pay off.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
-- Present ideas and share your
thoughts about future investments.
Your sincerity and know-how will
capture interest and help you close
the year with a bang. Celebrate with
the one you love.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) --
Demands will put you in an awkward
position. Do whatever needs to be
done and move along. Lowered
vitality can be expected. Complete
what you started and get some rest.
PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) --
Say little and do more. Your actions
will be your ticket to success. Follow
through with your promises, and
you will be able to collect what you
deserve in return.
ARIES (March 21-April 19)
-- Delays will set in while dealing
with colleagues or peers. Counter
any negativity you face with a
suggestion, a solution and a smile.
Don’t shun change; it’s your best
option.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) --
Put partnerships and romance first.
Check out what everyone else is
doing and follow suit if it will help
you get what you want. Socializing
will have its benefits.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20)
-- Business partnerships can be
prosperous. Don’t be afraid to
make changes. Pick up last-minute
items that you’ve been meaning to
purchase before the year comes to
a close.
CANCER (June 21-July 22)
-- Social activity should include co-
workers. The information you gather
while conversing with your peers
will be advantageous. Shopping
for bargains will lead to worthwhile
purchases. Romance is highlighted.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) --
Encourage others to share your
adventure. Planning something that
will inspire and excite you will also
earn you a reputation that is sure to
please. Look, see and do.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) --
Get busy and get things done. The
more you do without the help of
others, the greater the rewards and
satisfaction. Love is on the rise, and
you will impress someone special.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) --
Travel will be in your best interest.
This is a wonderful time for you
to learn about new cultures and
traditions. Getting together with
friends or meeting new people will
be inspirational.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22)
-- Take any opportunity you get to
visit new places. Romance is in the
stars, and travel will do wonders for
your love life. A makeover or image
update will turn out well.

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12 – The Herald Wednesday, December 4, 2013 www.delphosherald.com
Trivia
Answers to Monday’s questions:
The five longest rivers in the world are the Nile in Africa
(4,180 miles), the Amazon in South America (3,912). Mississippi-
Missouri-Red Rock in the United States (3,710), Chang Jiang
(Yangtze) in China (3,602) and Ob in Russia (3,459)
The first hotel to have Gideon Bible was the Superior Hotel in
Superior, Montana.
Today’s questions:
What makes a glass of champagne fizz?
Why were there no U.S. competitors in 1912 when swimming
events for women were introduced at the Olympics?
Answers in Thursday’s Herald.
Today’s joke:
A man enters his local bar holding a frog and an iguana. He
sets them down on the bar and says to the bartender, “I bet you
$1,000 that my frog here can sing any song you can think of.”
“OK,” says the bartender. “How ‘bout ‘Blue Moon’?”
The man whispers something to the frog, and the frog starts
singing “Blue Moon.”
“That’s amazing,” says the bartender as he slaps down
$1,000.
“I’ll bet ya another $1,000 that my iguana here can do that
to.”
“OK, I can believe a frog, but not an iguana. You’re on. Have
him sing the ‘Star Spangled Banner’.”
The man whispers something to the iguana and it sings the
“Star Spangled Banner.”
As the bartender hands over another $1,000, a businessman
comes up and says, “I just saw that and I was amazed. I want to
buy your iguana for $100,000.”
The man said OK, and he exchanged the iguana for the
money and the businessman left.
The bartender said “What are you nuts?! You could have
made millions with that iguana!”
The man said “Oh, the iguana can’t sing. The frog’s a ven-
triloquist.”
Grants
City
(Continued from page 1)
The Dienstberger Foundation was started with the sale of the
Delphos Memorial and Sarah Jane nursing homes by Arnold
C. Dienstberger to Vancrest Health Care in Van Wert. The
proceeds were invested and each year since 1998, the founda-
tion has spread the wealth to local charities, organizations and
schools. In the first year, the foundation gave away $72,000 in
grants.
Former foundation president Rick Miller presided over the
distribution with President Nick Clark, Vice President Lonnie
Miller, Treasurer Doug Harter, Secretary Jerry Gilden and
Trustees Bill Massa and Doris Neumeier doling out checks.
Thirty-one recipients shared in $315,000, including
$45,000 each to St. John’s and Delphos City schools.
Recipients included:
• St. John’s Schools, $45,000, accepted by high School
Principal Adam Lee. Lee said the funds would be used for
technology upgrades and continuing education for teachers.
• Community Health Professionals, $5,000, accepted by Nikki
DuVall, who said the money will be used to assist patients with home
health and hospice care so they don’t have out-of-pocket expenses.
• Delphos City Schools, $45,000, accepted by
Superintendent Kevin Wolfe. He said the money would be
used for technology upgrades.
• Delphos City Parks, $15,000, accepted by Mayor Michael
Gallmeier, who said the money will be used for the third and
final phase of repairs to the swimming pool.
• Marbletown Festival Committee, $1,000, accepted by
Treasurer Jim Knebel. He said the money would be used for festi-
val costs with proceeds to help install restrooms at Garfield Park.
• Delphos Ministerial Association, $4,000, accepted by the
Rev. David Howell. The association assists transients with
food and lodging with a Good Samaritan Fund. Rev. Howell
explained the money would be put in that fund.
• Delphos Community Christmas Project, $15,000, accept-
ed by Karen Edelbrock. The project assisted more than 410
children with toys and clothing for the holidays last year.
• Delphos Stadium Club, $35,000, accepted by Treasurer Clara
Hanf. She said the funds would be used for further improvements at
Stadium Park, including a lighting project, sidewalks and benches
at Stadium Park and landscaping and benches at Waterworks Park.
• St. Vincent de Paul Society, $5,000, accepted by Denny
Hickey. He said the grant helps provide assistance to residents
for rent, utilities, food and prescriptions. Hickey noted the
group has already helped more people this year than in all of
2012.
• Athletic Track Boosters, $5,000, accepted by Bob
Ebbeskotte. He said the track will need resurfaced in the future
and the grant will help with that.
• Delphos Habitat for Humanity, $5,000, accepted by
Executive Director Bruce Hilty, saying the money was an impor-
tant piece of the future of the next Habitat home in Delphos.
• Delphos Canal Commission, $15,000, accepted by Trustee
Dorothy Hoffman. She said the money would be used for a new fur-
nace for the museum building.
• Delphos Museum of Postal History, $15,000, accepted by Curator
Gary Levitt, who said the funds would be used for renovations to the
second floor of the museum, including installing restrooms.
• Delphos Optimists Club, $5,000, accepted by member
Jay Metzner, who said the funds would be used for the club’s
youth projects.
• Delphos Police Department, $10,000, accepted by Chief
Kyle Fittro. He said the grant will be used for several projects,
including officer training and technology upgrades.
• Delphos Kiwanis Club, $10,000, accepted by members Cindy
Metzger and Ron Kimmet. Kimmet said the funds will be used for
upkeep on existing playground equipment and completing the refur-
bishment the sand volleyball courts, including a fence at the north end
and a solid border around the court to keep the sand in place.
• Delphos Rotary Club, $10,000, accepted by member Gary Levitt,
explaining the funds would be used to bring the 2014 Concert in the
Park series to Stadium Park next summer.
• Delphos Public Library, $3,500 accepted by Director
Kelly Rist and Children’s Librarian Denise Cressman. Rist
said the library is working on a teen area and purchasing AWE
computers for the children’s area.
• CWU Interfaith Thrift Shop, $5,000, accepted by Becky
Strayer. Strayer said the money will help the replacement of
the shop’s heating and cooling unit.
• Delphos Boy Scouts, $500, accepted by Scouts Jason Ditto
and Adam Schneer, who said the group uses the funds for camp.
• Delphos Girl Scouts, $500, accepted by Girl Scout Leader
Beth Gerow. She said the money would be used for day camps
and other activities.
• Delphos Cub Scouts, $500, accepted by Den Leader
Kerry Neumeier and his son, Jeffrey. He said the funds would
help with camp.
• The Delphos Fire Assoc., $5,000, accepted by member
Jamey Wisher. Wisher said the money would be used to
upgrade the fire department’s extraction equipment.
• Delphos Fire and Rescue, $10,000, accepted by Platoon
Chief Don Moreo, who said the funds will be used for
upgrades to the department’s extraction equipment as well.
• Delphos Senior Citizen Center Inc., $25,000 accepted by
Director Joyce Hale, who said the money will be used to continue
providing services to the community, including transportation.
• Community Unity, $2,000, accepted by the Rev. David
Howell, stating the funds help local people deal with dif-
ficult times. Community Unity serves a free hot meal each
Thursday, holds four free food giveaways a year and distrib-
utes 200-250 school supply packs each year.
• Knights of Columbus, $5,000, accepted by Grand Knight Jim
Mesker, who said the funds will help with repairs to the K of C hall.
• Hope Lodge 214, Free & Accepted Masons, $5,000, accept-
ed by member Ryan Carder. He said the funds will help with
updates to the lodge and continue the Mason tradition in Delphos.
• Delphos Little League, $5,000, accepted by coach Ray
Geary. He said the money will be used to help pay for umpires.
• Delphos Area Art Guild, $1,000, accepted by Guild President
Shauna Turner-Smith. She said the grant will help provide program-
ming and further the appreciation of art in the community.
• Families United, $2,000, for activities for challenged individuals.
(Continued from page 1)
Cost-saving measures still
being looked at include the reduc-
tion of three part-time recreation
staff members and contracting
with Allen County for police, fire
and rescue dispatching.
Additional revenue increase
proposals include a one-half
percent income tax reciproc-
ity reduction ($360,000); a
5-percent water and sewer rate
increase ($194,192); a one-quar-
ter percent income tax reciproc-
ity reduction and a 2.5-percent
water and sewer rate increase
($187,096); or a 7-percent
resident/3.5-percent industrial
water and sewer rate increase
($266,724).
Community Improvement
Corporation President Dave
Roach outlined what his group
has been doing.
“We have helped several busi-
nesses in Delphos settle some
land problems as well as the city
for the Gressel Drive Water Loop
Project,” Roach said.
Roach said his group has also
received updates from Van Wert
County Economic Development
Director Cindy Leis and Allen
County Economic Development
Director Jeff Sprague.
“A website to list all the cur-
rently available,” he said. “I’ve
also met with the existing indus-
try in town to see what they think
we should be doing and I’ll just
say they were optimistic.”
Roach added his group is
looking to pick up options on
land.
“We need a minimum of 80
acres to be attractive to an indus-
try,” Roach said. “And we’re
all looking at the super site in
Van Wert hoping that gets filled.
That would help Delphos tre-
mendously.”
Resident Tim Honigford also
addressed council urging some
type of action to fix the budget-
ary problems.
“We have seen you hold
meeting after meeting and still
nothing is done,” Honigford
said. “We need to see some
action from council.”
The Finance Committee will
meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, with
a meeting of the Safety Service
Committee to follow to discuss
changes to dispatching.
(Continued from page 1)
According to Landers, the shoe was found in the old jail
building as renovation was underway. The single shoe was
found in the basement of the building in a narrow passageway
behind stone walls. The passage had been blocked for years by
a wall which was added to the basement.
The small-sized, high-heeled, black shoe was thought to be
missing evidence from the case, specifically one of Eagleson’s
shoes she was wearing the night she was killed in November,
1960.
A shoe was uncovered when the newer wall was partially
demolished. Also uncovered was an old license plate, a piece
of material and some animal bones.
There was no proof that the shoe belonged to Eagleson but
a shoe, her dress, scarf, purse and personal belongings disap-
peared in the years since the case was being actively worked.
According to Landers, the investigation remains open at this
time. No one was ever charged with the killing.
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