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Thursday, December 5, 2013

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Homes chosen for decorating contest

Seniors interested in attending the Delphos Senior Citizen Center Christmas luncheon have through Friday to make reservations. Lunch begins at 11:30 a.m. with entertainment to follow. Call 419-692-1331 to join in the celebration.

The names and addresses of homes in the second annual Betty Honigford Decorating Contest have been announced. People can place their votes for the People’s Choice Award through Sunday by calling 419-695-8470, emailing or placing a paper vote at the Delphos Municipal Building. Homes in the contest include: — Larry Heiing and sons, 501 E. Third St.; — Clint and Diane Gable, 508 W. Second St.; — Vikki and Roger Gossman, 531 E. Fourth St.; — Dave and Sue Ricker, 204 N. West St.; — Larry Deitering, 6060 Defiance Trail; — Tom and Carolyn Pittner, 670 William Avenue; and — Steve and Theresa Goodwin, 712 N. Main St.

Mary Lou Paxton, left, Kathy Seffernick, Marianne McNamara and Bill McNamara, friends of Janet Grothause, fill snack bags Tuesday for boxes that will be delivered to Jeff Grothause’s unit in Afghanistan. Jeff is the son of Janet Grothause (inset), the late Hubert Grothause and stepson of Mary M. Grothause of Delphos. (Delphos Herald/Nancy Spencer) BY NANCY SPENCER Herald Editor DELPHOS — The 10th Mountain Division Army unit serving in southern Afghanistan will receive a Christmas surprise from Delphos this year. Janet Grothause knows how much a little something from home means to soldiers serving overseas. She once sent banana nut bread to her son Jeff, who is a member of the unit. “I sent it frozen but it takes a while to get there and even in the refrigerated section of the plane, things don’t always keep,” she said. “I called him and told him not to eat the bread because I was afraid it had spoiled. He told me, ‘Mom, it’s gone. Don’t worry. We’re all fine.’ They just love anything from home.” Janet and her family, friends and neighbors took time on Tuesday to start packaging 150 boxes for her son’s unit. Mountains of snacks, including homemade cookies, candy and other treats, along with bandannas, popcorn and dental packs — all donated — filled tables at the Senior Villas Community Center. The devoted mom purchased flat rate boxes for shipping so they could be filled to the top without worrying about the cost. Jeff is on his seventh tour of duty, his third in Afghanistan. He’s also served in Bosnia, Uzbekistan and Iraq. With 17 years under his belt, the career military man plans to attend

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Sgt. Major School when he returns stateside. He is also the son of the late Hubert Grothause and stepson of Mary M. Grothause of Delphos. The group is still taking donations of snacks, money for postage and other items through Sunday. They can be dropped off at the Senior Villas Community Center at 263 N. Elida Road.

Today’s game Div. III: Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary (14-0) vs. Trotwood-Madison (11-2), 7 p.m. at Massillon Paul Brown Tiger Stadium Friday’s games Div. VI: Kirtland (14-0) vs. Haviland Wayne Trace (13-1), 11 a.m. at Canton Fawcett Stadium; Div. IV: Youngstown Cardinal Mooney (10-4) vs. Clarksville Clinton-Massie (13-1), 3 p.m. at Massillon Paul Brown Tiger Stadium; Div. II: Cleveland Glenville (13-1) vs. Loveland (14-0), 7 p.m. at Canton Fawcett Stadium Saturday’s games Div. V: Columbus Bishop Hartley (13-1) vs. Coldwater (12-2), 11 a.m. at Massillon Paul Brown Tiger Stadium; Div. I: Mentor (13-1) vs. Cincinnati Archbishop Moeller (13-1), 3 p.m. at Canton Fawcett Stadium; Div. VII: Glouster Trimble (14-0) vs. Maria Stein Marion Local (14-0), 7 p.m. at Massillon Paul Brown Tiger Stadium

Franklin set to present ‘Santa’s Rockin’ Christmas Eve’
Franklin Elementary students are set to present their Christmas play, “Santa’s Rockin’ Christmas Eve”, at 7 p.m. tonight in the school’s gymnasium. The play revolves around a television show waiting on Santa to arrive to get the festivities started. (Delphos Herald/Stephanie Groves)

A slight chance of rain this morning then becoming colder this afternoon with a slight chance of rain and snow. Snow likely tonight possibly mixed with sleet through midnight. Snow and sleet accumulation of 1-2 inches. Highs in the lower 50s and lows in the upper 20s. See page 2.


Vote on divisive Ohio energy bill delayed again
BY JULIE CARR SMYTH AP Statehouse Correspondent COLUMBUS — A proposal to adjust Ohio’s renewable energy and efficiency mandates stalled for a second time on Wednesday amid opposition from environmental and consumer interests and some majority Republican lawmakers. The future of windfarm projects yet to be built in Van Wert and Putnam counties could depend upon the fate of this bill. Senate Public Utilities Chairman Bill Seitz, who sponsored the measure, cancelled a scheduled committee vote Wednesday, signaling an uncertain fate for the sweeping bill. “This decision reflects nothing more than my adherence to the principle that it is more important to get this complex subject done right than to get it done quickly,” he said in a statement. Seitz, a Cincinnati Republican, had made significant revisions to the bill after it stalled before Thanksgiving in hopes of lining up needed committee support. That included removing a provision that would have allowed power companies to opt out of meeting some state alternative energy requirements. But opponents continued to balk. See ENERGY, page 10


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TUMC Christmas Bazaar prepared to serve 700

On Wednesday, Trinity United Methodist Women and a multitude of volunteers got busy in the church kitchen preparing for the annual church bazaar. This year, church volunteers have prepared enough beef, ham, mashed potatoes, gravy, noodles, green beans, coleslaw, rolls and pies to serve over 700 dinners. Proceeds from the bazaar will be used for outreach programs. Working on preparing food for the dinner is, from the left, Anita Dunlap, Dian Staup, Kay Ahten and Diana Mullen. (Delphos Herald/Stephanie Groves)

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Thursday, December 5, 2013

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At 7:25 p.m. Nov. 26, officers were dispatched to the 400 block of North State Street in reference to a domestic violence complaint. Upon arrival, officers spoke with the victim and found that VanDyke the suspect had left the scene. After further investigation, probable cause was found to arrest the suspect, Travis VanDyke. At the time of the report, officers were unable to locate VanDyke therefore a warrant was issued for his arrest. On Friday, VanDyke was taken into custody and transported to the Van Wert County Jail without incident. At 12:39 a.m. Nov. 28, officers on patrol observed a male subject, later identified as Patrick Holmes, creating a disturbance in front of a local establishment on East Second Street. Holmes was advised to leave the area and to cease his disorderly conduct at which time he did comply. At 1:06 a.m., officers Holmes observed Holmes to be back at the establishment again causing a disturbance with other patrons. At that time, officers did take Holmes into custody and transported him to the Allen County Jail on a charge of persistent disorderly conduct. At 6:12 p.m. Friday, officers were dispatched to The Point Marathon for a theft incident that had occurred. Upon officers’ arrival, it was found that a male subject had entered the store, concealed items in his coat and left without paying for the merchandise. The subject was identified and charges of theft are pending at Lima Municipal Court. At approximately 12:21 p.m. Saturday, the Delphos Police Department received two separate phone calls about a male subject causing a disturbance in the 600 block of Clime Street. Upon officers’ arrival, they located the subject identified as Johnny Ray Foust. Foust was transported to the Delphos Foust Police Department where his disorderly conduct continued. As a result, Foust was arrested and transported to the Allen County Jail where he was charged with disorderly conduct by intoxication. Foust appeared in Lima Municipal Court on the charge and was found guilty. Foust was given a $100 fine and made to pay court costs. At 1:12 p.m. Saturday, officers were dispatched to a disturbance at an East Third Street home. Upon arrival, officers met with the female victim who stated that she was assaulted by a male and female subject at that residence. The suspects were identified and charges are pending at Lima Municipal Court. At 11:08 a.m. Sunday, officers were dispatched to Chief’s Supermarket in reference to a shoplifting incident. Upon arrival, officers met with the store manager who stated that the subject had already left the store but was known by store employees. The suspect was located and interviewed by officers. Theft charges are pending at Lima Municipal Court. At 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, officers on patrol observed the driver of a vehicle commit a traffic violation in the 800 block of Skinner Street. Due to this, a traffic stop was initiated. Officers then made contact with the driver identified as Frankie Gibson. After investigating the incident, officers found probable cause to arrest Gibson for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. Gibson was also found to be in possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Gibson was transported to the Van Wert County Jail where he will face charges of OVI, possession of drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia, as well as traffic violations.


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Ruth ‘Tula’ Kleman
Sept. 2, 1914-Dec. 4, 2013 Ruth “Tula” Kleman, 99, of Delphos, died at 5:35 a.m. Wednesday at Vancrest in Delphos. She was born Sept. 2, 1914, in Putnam County, to Alexander and Katie (Hetrick) Dunlap, who preceded her in death. She married Gilbert John Schulte, who preceded her in death on Dec. 13, 1935. She then married Charles Louis Kleman, who preceded her in death on Jan. 31, 1970. Survivors include three sons, Jerome (Wilma) Kleman of Newark, Keith (Julia) Kleman of Venedocia and George (Joyce) Kleman of Wadsworth; two daughters, Raylene (Elmer) Fischer of Delphos and Charlotte Smith of Burleson, Texas; a brother, Paul (Bea) Bill Dunlap of Cridersville; a daughterin-law, Joan Schulte of Fort Jennings; a sister-in-law, Joyce Dunlap of Springfield; 25 grandchildren; 48 greatgrandchildren; and 34 greatgreat-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Herbert “Bud” Dunlap and Kenneth Dunlap; seven sisters, Iona Hole, Gert Fetzer, Lill Dunlap, Dodie Fetzer, Nell Vogt-Dickman, Pat Dickman and Leah Fetzer; a son, Gilbert Schulte; a daughter, Alvina H. Stallkamp; two sons-in-law, Carl Smith and Bill Stallkamp; a granddaughter; and a great-granddaughter. Mrs. Kleman was a house wife and was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Eagles Auxiliary #471, a life member of VFW Auxiliary #3035 and American Legion Auxiliary #268. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Father Chris Bohnsack officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Ottoville. Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Friday at Harter and Schier Funeral Home, where there will be an Eagles Auxiliary service at 5 p.m., a VFW Auxiliary service at 7 p.m. and a Parish Wake at 7:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Delphos Senior Citizens Transportation Fund, Vancrest Activities Department or State of the Heart Hospice.

One Year Ago The Village of Gomer will resurrect the tradition of Bob Shelmadine’s Christmas from 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Never married, Shelmadine lived alone and collected and repaired toys each year to be given to children around Gomer, in Gomer School and in Lima. Today, Shelmadine’s home is the Gomer Welsh Community Museum.

each of the four schools. Students and PTO members will be selling tickets. 50 Years Ago – 1963 Mrs. Foy Martin welcomed the members of the Ladies Aid of the Christian Union Church to her home on Euclid Street Wednesday for the Aid’s annual Christmas dinner meeting. Officers were elected to serve for the coming year. They are: Emily Rupert, president; Emma Gould, vice president; Elizabeth Wiley, secretary; Rose Garbor, assistant secretary; Martha Stockton, treasurer, and Goldie Ralston, assistant treasurer. Court Delphos No. 707, Catholic Daughters of America will hold a combined business meeting and dinner Dec. 10 in the Knights of Columbus club rooms. The committee to serve Tuesday night included Mrs. Melvin Martz, Mrs. John Helmkamp, Mrs. John Pitsenbarger, Mrs. Charles H. Myers, Mrs. Hubert Wulfhorst, Mrs. Ralph Hoehn and Mrs. Leander Calvelage. Members of the American Legion Auxiliary met in regular session Monday night in the post club rooms with plans being made for a Christmas party for children of both Post and Auxiliary members. The party is slated for Dec. 21. The unit voted to donate two books to the Delphos Public Library just as it has done for some years. 75 Years Ago – 1938

25 Years Ago – 1988 St. John’s Coach Bob Arnzen said he was hoping for a close contest with the visiting St. Henry Redskins and it couldn’t have been any closer. The Blue Jays squeezed out a 62-60 victory and now own a 2-0 record in the young season. The Jays had three players in double figures. Curt Mager led the way with 25, Doug Etgen added 16 and Steve Jettinghoff 13. Agnes Kimmet and Jean Best trimmed the Delphos Green Thumb Garden’s Club’s entery in the Christmas Tree Festival at the Delphos Public Library. The tree is decorated with birds, bird houses, bird feeders and other treats for the birds. Chairman of the club’s tree decorating committee is Rita Koester. Delphos P a r e n t - Te a c h e r s Organization Vice President Rose Morris, Jefferson High School senior Kelly Dunlap, and senior Julie Lyle displayed items to be raffled Dec. 19. The proceeds will go for supplies to

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Eddie Hanf, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hanf of Delphos, is becoming widely known in dancing circles. Over the weekend, he and his wife instructed 100 dancing teachers in tap and novelty dancing at the Congress Hotel in Chicago. During Christmas week, they will appear before 250 dancing instructors at the annual Dancing Convention of the Southern Dancing Teachers to be held in New Orleans. Walter Meads, representing the Delphos Presbyterian Church, won second place in the Van Wert County Prince of Peace Declamation contest held at Van Wert on Sunday night. Dorothy Baxter, of east of Delphos, took second place in the Allen County contest which was held Sunday night at Elida. Miss Baxter won first place at Morris Chapel contest and was entitled to enter the Elida meet. The Christmas spirit is very much in evidence in Delphos these days. And the Civic Club is fostering a movement which will tend to increase the Yule spirit. At a meeting of officers of this organization, it was decided to arrange for a Christmas program for the week before Christmas. A public address system will be placed on Main Street through the courtesy of C. E. Fox. The American Legion has donated the use of its rooms and programs will be broadcast each evening of the week of Dec. 18.

The Delphos Herald wants to correct published errors in its news, sports and feature articles. To inform the newsroom of a mistake in published information, call the editorial department at 419-6950015. Corrections will be published on this page.


KOESTER, Mary Jane, 82, of Ottoville, 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. HEATWOLE, Vernon W., 86, of Delphos, funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. Friday at Harter and Schier Funeral Home, the Rev. Tim Thurston officiating. Burial will be at Pike Mennonite Cemetery in Elida. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today at the funeral home and one hour prior to the service on Friday. Condolences may expressed at www.

Today is Thursday, Dec. 5, the 339th day of 2013. There are 26 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 5, 1933, national Prohibition came to an end as Utah became the 36th state to ratify the 21st Amendment to the Constitution, repealing the 18th Amendment. On this date: In 1776, the first scholastic fraternity in America, Phi Beta Kappa, was organized at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va. In 1782, the eighth president of the United States, Martin Van Buren, was born in Kinderhook, N.Y.; he was the first chief executive to be born after American independence. In 1791, composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart died in Vienna, Austria, at age 35. In 1792, George Washington was re-elected president; John Adams was re-elected vice president. In 1831, former President John Quincy Adams took his seat as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives. In 1848, President James K. Polk triggered the Gold Rush of ‘49 by confirming that gold had been discovered in California. In 1932, German physicist Albert Einstein was granted a visa, making it possible for him to travel to the United States. In 1955, the American Federation of Labor and the Congress of Industrial Organizations merged to form the AFL-CIO under its first president, George Meany. In 1979, feminist Sonia Johnson was formally excommunicated by the Mormon Church because of her outspoken support for the proposed Equal Rights Amendment to the Constitution. In 1991, Richard Speck, who’d murdered eight student nurses in Chicago in 1966, died in prison a day short of his 50th birthday. In 1994, Republicans chose Newt Gingrich to be the first GOP speaker of the House in four decades. Ten years ago: The two makers of flu shots in the United States, Chiron and Aventis Pasteur, announced they had run out of vaccine

and would not be able to meet a surge in demand. A suicide bombing on a commuter train in southern Russia killed 44 people, two days before the nation’s parliamentary elections. Six children were killed during an assault by U.S. forces on a compound in eastern Afghanistan. A federal judge in Utah threw out the case against two civic leaders accused of bribery in their efforts to bring the 2002 Winter Games to Salt Lake City. Five years ago: The Labor Department reported that an alarming half-million jobs had vanished in Nov. 2008 as unemployment hit a 15-year high of 6.7 percent. A judge in Las Vegas sentenced O.J. Simpson to 33 years in prison (with eligibility for parole after nine) for an armed robbery at a hotel room. Death claimed actresses Nina Foch at age 84 and Beverly Garland at age 82. One year ago: Port clerks returned to work at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach after an eight-day strike that paralyzed the nation’s busiest shipping complex; they had won guarantees against the outsourcing of jobs. Jazz composer and pianist Dave Brubeck, known for his exotic and challenging rhythms in pieces such as “Take Five,” died in Norwalk, Conn., a day before he would have turned 92. Today’s Birthdays: Singer Little Richard is 81. Author Joan Didion is 79. Author Calvin Trillin is 78. Actor Jeroen Krabbe is 69. Opera singer Jose Carreras is 67. Pop singer Jim Messina is 66. College Football Hall of Famer Jim Plunkett is 66. World Golf Hall of Famer Lanny Wadkins is 64. Actress Morgan Brittany is 62. Actor Brian Backer is 57. Pro Football Hall of Famer Art Monk is 56. Country singer Ty England is 50. Rock singer-musician John Rzeznik (The Goo Goo Dolls) is 48. Country singer Gary Allan is 46. Comedian-actress Margaret Cho is 45. Writer-director Morgan J. Freeman is 44. Actress Alex Kapp Horner is 44. Rock musician Regina Zernay (Cowboy Mouth) is 41. Actress Paula Patton is 38. Actress Amy Acker is 37. Actor Nick Stahl is 34. Rhythm-andblues singer Keri Hilson is 31. Actor Frankie Muniz is 28. Actor Ross Bagley is 25.

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ST. RITA’S A girl was born Dec. 3 to Alesha and Robert Andrews of Elida. A girl was born Dec. 3 to Andrea and Kory Sebenoler of Elida.



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“Holiday Remembrance Service”
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Please join us for our annual holiday program to honor and remember your loved one who has passed away. Our hope is to bring you comfort and meaning during this difficult time. All families are invited.

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CLEVELAND (AP) — These Ohio lotteries were drawn Wednesday: Classic Lotto 10-21-26-34-45-47, Kicker: 5-1-2-3-3-9 Est. jackpot: $53.5 million Mega Millions Est. jackpot: $291 million Pick 3 Evening 9-7-3 Pick 3 Midday 2-2-9 Pick 4 Evening


TODAY: Cloudy. Slight chance of rain in the morning. Then slight chance of rain and snow in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 50s. Temperatures falling into the 30s in the afternoon. West winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of measurable precipitation 20 percent. TONIGHT: Snow likely possibly mixed with sleet through midnight. Then snow likely after midnight. Snow and sleet accumulation of 1 to 2 inches. Colder. Lows in the upper 20s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 70 percent. FRIDAY: Cloudy. Chance of snow in the morning. Then snow likely in the afternoon. Much colder. Highs around 30. Northwest winds 5 to 15 mph. Chance of snow 60 percent. 6-2-6-8 FRIDAY NIGHT: Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance Pick 4 Midday of snow showers through midnight. Then partly cloudy after 6-1-5-0 midnight. Colder. Lows 15 to 20. Northwest winds 10 to 15 Pick 5 Evening mph. 9-6-9-0-9 SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT: Mostly clear. Pick 5 Midday Highs in the mid 20s. Lows around 15. 2-3-3-4-7 SUNDAY: Mostly cloudy. A 40 percent chance of snow in Powerball 0 6 - 0 9 - 1 1 - 3 1 - 4 4 , the afternoon. Highs in the upper 20s. SUNDAY NIGHT: Snow likely possibly mixed with sleet. Powerball: 25 Lows in the mid 20s. Chance of snow 60 percent. Rolling Cash 5 MONDAY: Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of 08-09-14-27-37 snow showers. Highs in the lower 30s. Est. jackpot: $110,000 MONDAY NIGHT: Mostly cloudy. Lows 10 to 15.

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Local Red Cross chapter changes name, organization plan
BY LINDSAY MCCOY DHI Correspondent VAN WERT — The Van Wert County Chapter, the Allen County Chapter and five other chapters of the American Red Cross adopted a new name, the West Central Ohio Chapter, on Tuesday. In addition to this name change, the chapter combined valuable resources from throughout its seven-county territory. These changes are to make the agency more efficient in providing the vital services and programs expected of the Red Cross. The American Red Cross of West Central Ohio serves Allen, Auglaize, Hardin, Mercer, Paulding, Putnam and Van Wert counties. “This switch is a reflection of the ongoing transformation of the national organization,” said West Central Ohio Chapter Executive Director David Collins. “We serve much more than Allen County and the new name seemed more fitting of our service delivery area.” This evolution of the Red Cross began nearly two years ago throughout the nation and Van Wert is now adjusting to the most vital changes that will be affecting its local chapter. “This change has made it much easier on local directors,” said Regional Marketing Communications Director Amanda Aldrich. “Before, directors were responsible for one or more counties and every little task taking place within that area. Now, a variety of things will be taken off their plates so that they can provide better services to a community in times of need.” This need was already shown in Cloverdale after that community was devastated by a recent tornado. “There is no elimination of staff positions with this transition,” affirms Collins. “We are improving the way we’re doing business to serve our clients in a more efficient and


Apollo Career Center hosts craft show
Information submitted LIMA — Apollo Career Center will hold its 24th annual Christmas at Apollo Craft Show from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. The locations of the center is 3325 Shawnee Road, Lima. Admission is $2, children 12 and under are free. The proceeds from the craft show are divided among the Apollo student clubs to fund community service projects and assist students competing at state and national competitions. One of the largest shows in the region, Apollo Career Center hosts over 100 crafters. Sandwiches, snacks and drinks are available for purchase. For additional information, call 419-998-2917.

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focused manner. We are always seeking to improve our service delivery efforts and make the best use of the generous donations provided by our supporters. We want to provide better services to our local community and to disaster victims like those affected by the heavy storms.” Four counties within the West Central Ohio Chapter recently trained, prepared and practiced together to provide assistance as a team. Because they had already worked together and knew one another, the response in Cloverdale was much smoother and easier for both staff and clients of the Red Cross. This is the goal the Red Cross is striving for through its newest centralized reorganization effort. Community chapter executives are expected to maintain office space and emergency response assets in each county served by their local chapter. It is the responsibility of these community executives to ensure the Red Cross is ready to provide compassionate care to those affected by local disasters, to teach lifesaving health and safety skills and to provide assistance to members of the Armed Forces and their families. All contact numbers and locations of the current offices will remain the same to eliminate confusion. Volunteers will continue to be essential for delivering programs and services, supplementing office hours and providing leadership and advocacy. In addition, funds raised by the American Red Cross of West Central Ohio will continue to be used locally. “The Red Cross and the West Central Ohio Chapter will be providing the same delivery, same service and same quality,” said Aldrich. “We will be there as long as we are needed.” The American Red Cross of West Central Ohio office is located at 610 S. Collett St. in Lima. For more information on becoming a volunteer or donating to support the Red Cross response, visit or call 1-800-RED CROSS.

There are many actions that individuals and communities can take to prevent pollution of waterways and to clean up the messes that are already there. Pictured: Local community volunteers clean up the Des Moines River. (Photo by Rastoney, courtesy Flickr) replace concrete and other hard surfaces around our homes with porous materials, so that rainwater drains naturally into the ground and not into pathways that lead it into waterways. We can landscape with native plants and natural fertilizers, and refrain from over-watering our lawns and gardens. And we can properly dispose of hazardous products (that is, not right down the drain), wash our cars at professional carwashes (where there are proper wastewater treatment procedures), recycle used motor oil, and use nontoxic alternatives for household chemicals whenever possible. Of course, there is only so much that individuals can do on their own. While preventing pollution at the source is important, many waterways have so much legacy pollution in them already that they need to be cleaned up directly—no small job and typically way beyond the scope of a few individuals. Some municipal, county or state governments might be inclined to help, but getting friends and neighbors involved first is a good way to demonstrate community support. Also, local businesses, nonprofit groups, youth centers and schools are often looking for ways to get people involved in community service projects, so asking around town might be the best way to enlist dozens or more volunteers. Another way to get the ball rolling is to sign up with American Rivers’ National River Cleanup program. Individuals, organizations and anyone interested in conducting a cleanup on their local river can register with the program and get free trash bags as well as assistance with media coverage, volunteer promotion and technical support. The program has helped more than a million volunteers participate in thousands of cleanups covering more than 244,500 miles of waterways across the U.S. since it began in 1991. “These cleanups have removed more than 16.5 million pounds of litter and debris from America’s rivers and streams,” reports American Rivers. 2012 was the most successful year to date in the history of the program, with 400+ registered cleanups, 92,500 volunteers nationwide, 3.5 million pounds of trash removed from American waterways, and 39,000 miles of waterway cleaned. The group is hoping 2013 will turn out to be another record year for the program.

Partnership for Violence Free Families hosts Mental Health First Aid training
Information submitted LIMA—Through generous grants made by the Quatman Foundation and the HealthPath Foundation of Ohio, Mental Health First Aid is being brought to Allen, Auglaize and Hardin counties. The Mental Health First Aid Course is comprised of two sessions that have been slated from 8 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Jan. 24 and Jan. 31. Participants completing the sessions will be accredited as Mental Health First Aiders. Similar to First Aid and CPR, Mental Health First Aid teaches individuals how to help those experiencing mental health challenges or crises and identify local resources. Mental health challenges – such as depression, anxiety, psychosis and substance use – are shockingly common in the United States. In fact, more than one in five American adults will have a mental health problem in any given year. The National Council for Behavioral Health certifies individuals throughout the nation, including Partnership for Violence Free Families to provide Mental Health First Aid courses to prepare their communities with the knowledge and skills to help individuals who are developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. Identified on SAMHSA’s National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices, the training helps the public better identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and know of local resources. For more information on Mental Health First Aid, visit Thirty individuals will have the chance to participate in the sessions. The cost is $20 and includes the Mental Health First Aid Manual. To register, call PVFF at 419-549-8530, ext. 3, or email

CLYDE (AP) — The Toledo couple killed last week when a car traveling at high speeed struck their minivan on the Ohio Turnpike are the mother and stepfather of a member of the Vantage Career Center administration. Vantage Adult Education Director Pete Prichard’s mother, Margaret McCoy, and stepfather Wilbur McCoy, both 77, were hit by a car traveling at more than 125 mph on the expressway. Both vehicles burst into flames. The McCoys were each wearing selt belts when they were hit and were trapped inside the vehicle Thanksgiving night. The driver of the speeding car, Andrew D. Gans of Kent, faces two counts of aggravated vehicular homicide with a reckless specification after the crash. Gans made a court appearance Monday in Sandusky County Court. Bond for Gans was set at $1 million — actually $500,000 for each homicide count against him.

E - The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: Is there a way to get local communities involved in cleaning up waterways, like rivers, lakes, streams and creeks? — Rebecca, via e-mail Indeed, many of our local waterways have seen better days, thanks to decades of pollution. And cleaning them up and preventing further damage can be challenging, since much of the contamination has accumulated over time and results from what is known as “non-point source” pollution, which accounts for as much as 60 percent of the water pollution in the U.S. “When it rains, fertilizer from lawns, oil from driveways, paint and solvent residues from walls and decks and even pet waste are all washed into storm sewers or nearby lakes, rivers and streams—the same lakes, rivers and streams we rely on for drinking water supply, boating, swimming and fishing,” reports the nonprofit Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). “Also, improper handling of materials around the house can lead to pollution.” According to NRDC, each of us can do our part to reduce this run-off pollution and thus help protect local waterways. For one, we can

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Information submitted COLUMBUS (AP) — A Democrat vying to be Ohio’s lieutenant governor said Wednesday he will not allow roughly $700,000 in outstanding state and federal tax liens owed by him, his wife and their Cincinnati publishing business to derail his candidacy. In a nearly two-hour media teleconference with reporters, state Sen. Eric Kearney discussed the debts, which have complicated his party’s hopes of unseating Republican Gov. John Kasich next year. Kearney said he was providing unprecedented amounts of information — including from personal tax returns and the account books of KGL Media Group Inc., the company he owns with his wife, Jan-Michele — to openly address reporters’ questions.

LIMA — The Allen County Republican Luncheon is set for noon Friday. Ray Yonkura, the chief of staff for Congressman Jim Jordan, will be the guest speaker. Yonkura will give guests “An Insight into Congress.” He has served as Congressman Jordan’s chief of staff since Jordan was first elected to Congress in 2006. He has a unique perspective of all that is happening in Washington, D.C. The luncheon will take place at the Elk’s Lodge, 302 West North St., Lima. The cost of lunch is $8. Everyone is welcome to attend. Reservations are required. To make reservations, call 419-331-5655 or email to



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Elida FFA earns awards at Parli-Pro contest


The Elida FFA Senior Parliamentary Procedure Team placed second gold out of seven area schools at the recent sub-district contest held at Jefferson. The team qualifies for the District 4 contest, which was held at Parkway High School on Wednesday. Team members are, seated left to right, Riley Overholt, Emily Siefker, A.J. Siefker and Lindsey Seiberling; and, standing, Mitchel Kamine, Brent Sevitz and Paige Wehrly. The contest consists of a written test and practicing six parliamentary procedure abilities, which are provided by the judges. The students run a mock FFA meeting showing their parliamentary procedure, teamwork and debating skills. (Submitted photos)

The Elida FFA Beginning Parliamentary Procedure Team placed second gold out of four schools at the sub-district contest and also qualified for the District 4 contest. The team consisted of all first-year members. Team members are, seated left to right, Tracey Long, Jenna Foust, Madison Barge and Destiney Askins; and, standing, Cassidy Conn, A.J. Robbins, Ben Strayer and Oddyssey Ousley.

Allen County Cattlemen receive fair award
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The Elida FFA Greenhand Parliamentary Procedure “B” Team placed second gold out The Elida FFA Greenhand Parliamentary Procedure “A” Team placed third gold out of six schools at the sub-district contest. The Greenhand teams consists of all first year of six schools at the sub-district contest. Team members are, seated left to right, Karistudents. Team members are, seated left to right, Donnie Ardner, Mallory Etzler, Jarrett lynn Baley, Sky Stemen, Olivia Morales and Caleb Newland; and, standing, Dylan Cristy, Cummins and Dalton Blymyer; and, standing, Hannah Fleishans, Devon McVickers and Kirsten Chaney and Andrew Line. Katelyn Groves.

ALLEN COUNTY — The Allen County Cattlemen’s Association was honored recently at the Allen County Fairs’ annual meeting as the “2013 Fair Supporter of the Year.” The cattlemen have been longtime fair supporters providing help to build facilities, provide scholarships, sponsor shows and provide premium monies to a variety of beef classes and exhibitors. The association annually doubles the premiums on the fair’s carcass show held following the fair—a great tradition for exhibitors and the public. They have sponsored the rate of gain for Jr. Fair exhibitors for 30-plus years. “The Allen County Cattlemen have been one of the greatest supporters of the fair. They have provided the resources to improve the facilities, programming and give the youth an added incentive to do well at the fair,” said General Manager David Grimm in making the announcement. Cattlemen’s president Joe Sanders of Harrod said they were delighted to receive the award and thanked the fair board and members present. The cattlemen’s association was began in 1938. It was started to provide management help in raising cattle and many years later became a vehicle for beef promotion. The cattlemen generate most of their money at the annual fair where they sell the ever popular rib eye and hamburger. In other annual meeting news, Dwain Holt was elected to the board of directors through an at-large position. Other board members re-elected include Brad Hoy, Clyde Ditto, Dennis Scott, Gary Kramer, Robert Phillips and Joe Swaney. The board recently elected officers for 2014. They include: President Dan Kimmet, Vice President Dwain Metzger, Treasurer Shelly Reiff and Secretary David Grimm. The Allen County Agricultural Society is the manager of the annual Allen County Fair and fairgrounds. The Fair is the largest event that happens in west central Ohio each summer and attracts approximately 170,000 people in late August. The 2014 Fair will be held Aug. 15-23. You Put Them In a Safe Place. The Fair is one of many events held at the grounds, which provides an economic impact of $25 million each year to the economy of Allen County and nearby communities.

Temperature control is important for grain storage
BY JAMES J. HOORMAN Ag Educator OSU-Extension Putnam County The following article is condensed version written by Purdue and Iowa State University. Managing Dry Grain in Storage AED 20. More dried grain goes out of condition because grain temperatures are not controlled than for any other reason. Improper control of temperature causes moisture to move or migrate from one part of the grain mass to another, where the moisture can accumulate and cause grain spoilage problems. Optimal moisture rates for wheat, oats and barley storage are 14 percent moisture for grain stored up to six months or 13 percent for more than six months storage. For corn storage, allow no more than 15.5 percent moisture if sold by spring, 14 percent for six-12 months storage and 13 percent if greater than one year. For soybean storage, allow no more than 14 percent moisture if sold by spring, 12 percent for six-12 months storage and 11 percent if greater than one year. Usually two or three cooling cycles are needed to cool or warm the grain to the desired storage temperatures. In Ohio and most parts of the Midwest, aerate grain to cool to 35-40 F for winter storage. Start an aeration cycle when the average daily temperature, (high day temperature + low night temperature) / 2, is 10-15 F cooler than the grain. Operate aeration fans long enough to cool all grain or spoilage may occur. About 150 hr. (nearly a week) are needed for each cycle to cool grain in the fall assuming a fan capacity of 1/10 a cfm/ bu. However, about two weeks after the cycle is completed, outside temperatures will have dropped another 10-15 degrees so repeat the aeration cycle. With low airflow rates (less than 1/5 cfm/bu), you can largely ignore outdoor humidity. Cooling the grain is important. Farmers are advised to keep the fan running even if outdoor air has high humidity for a day or two. Any rewetting during these wet periods helps offset the unwanted drying during previous good weather periods. Many operators with airflow rates of 1/10th cfm/bu operate the fan continuously from the time the initial fill is placed in the bin at harvest, until outside air temperatures of 35-40 F have prevailed for at least one-two weeks. With higher airflow rates (more than 1/4 cfm/bu), each cooling cycle is short enough that aeration can be delayed a day or two to avoid warm, high humidity air conditions. But if there are any signs of heating or hot spots, no matter what the season or the weather, run the fan continuously until no heating can be detected. Making sure all grain has cooled is especially important during the last aeration cycle. With a suction system, unload some of the grain and check the temperature of the first few gallons to check the bottom grain. Check the next few gallons to check the critical center mass. If any temperatures are higher than the air temperature, run the aeration fan until all grain is cooled. See GRAIN, page 10

Conservation Stewardship Program deadline approaches
By John Crabtree Center for Rural Affairs The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) just opened the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) for new enrollments in 2014. Through Jan. 17, farmers, ranchers and foresters interested in participating in the program can submit applications to NRCS. The CSP rewards farmers, ranchers, and foresters for maintaining existing conservation practices and adopting additional practices on cropland, grassland, non-industrial private forestland and tribal lands. The program helps producers foster clean water, better soil management, improved habitat, energy efficiency and provide other natural resource benefits. The CSP is a continuous sign-up program that has periodic cut-off dates for ranking applications. Jan. 17 is the deadline for the coming year. Applications can be filed at your local NRCS office. The Center for Rural Affairs also encourages potential applicants to call the Center’s Farm Bill Helpline to learn more about the application process and help uncover and overcome barriers encountered during the sign-up by calling 402-687-2100 or emailing Traci Bruckner at tracib@ By 2013, CSP reached over 60 million acres enrolled nationally. CSP is one of the most popular and effective conservation programs and many will apply, which is why the Center for Rural Affairs has fought so hard to protect threats to this funding in the current farm bill and appropriations debates in Congress. Producers interested in applying should contact the Center for Rural Affairs helpline and their local NRCS office as soon as possible to meet the deadline. Established in 1973, the Center for Rural Affairs is a private, non-profit organization working to strengthen small businesses, family farms and ranches, plus rural communities through action oriented programs addressing social, economic and environmental issues.

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of the Ohio Association of Foodbanks, highlighted the importance for funding federal hunger relief programs. She noted that, “Hunger increases health care costs, lowers worker productivity, harms children’s development and diminishes their educational performance.” Both Fisher and Hamler-Fugitt support a comprehensive farm bill that will save taxpayer dollars and help all Ohioans. Twice the Senate has acted – passing bipartisan farm bills that address the needs of Ohioans. This year, the House passed a partisan, party-line bill. But the House’s action is better late than never, and House action has enabled the Senate and House to work out their differences in a farm bill conference committee. See FARM, page 10

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Committee plans ‘Christmas in Landeck’
Information submitted The Landeck Community Committee has been involved in several projects to help unite and improve the small town. At 5 p.m. on Dec. 22, a Christmas in Landeck will be held with participants meeting in the back room of the Landeck tavern. Anyone is welcome to attend with free cookies and hot chocolate warming everyone. A sleigh (hay) ride will be given so Christmas decorations can be viewed. Around 8 p.m., Christmas caroling will be enjoyed. A Christmas decorating contest will be


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TODAY 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 shopping. 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 shopping. St. Vincent dePaul Society, located at the east edge of the St. John’s High School parking lot, is open. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. — Delphos Postal Museum is open. 12:15 p.m. — Testing of warning sirens by Delphos Fire and Rescue. 1-3 p.m. — Delphos Canal Commission Museum, 241 N. Main St., is open. 7 p.m. — Bingo at St. John’s Little Theatre. SUNDAY 1-3 p.m. — The Delphos Canal Commission Museum, 241 N. Main St., is open. 1-4 p.m. — Putnam County Museum is open, 202 E. Main St. Kalida. MONDAY 11:30 a.m. — Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff St. 6 p.m. — Middle Point Village Council meets 6:30 p.m. — Shelter from the Storm support group meets in the Delphos Public Library basement. 7 p.m. — Marion Township trustees at township house. Middle Point council meets at town hall. 7:30 p.m. — Delphos City Schools Board of Education meets at the administration office. Delphos Knights of Columbus meet at the K of C hall.

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held for Landeck-area citizens. Call Joan Mason for details at 419-235-4300 and to enter the contest. Tim Hamilton has eliminated himself from the contest. The Pumpkin Fest was held with proceeds going toward the playground equipment. The group should be within $3,000 of paying off their interest-free loan. A large group of riders was welcomed by members this year as they passed through Landeck on a several-day ride. Future plans include a pork chop dinner and a senior citizens get-together. The next meeting is on Monday and any one is welcome.


Retired teachers meet Dec. 12
Putnam County Retired Teachers Association will meet at 11:30 a.m. Dec. 12 at Dick’s Steak House, 206 South Broad Street, Kalida.

Bingo prizes for area nursing homes will be collected and a tour of the Putnam County Museum will be given after the meeting.

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Akron SVSM’s Dante Fine justified — and enough — for Steelers’ Tomlin Booker Jr. is AP Mr. Football
By RUSTY MILLER Associatd Press COLUMBUS — Saturday was a big day for the Booker family. Dante Booker Jr., a star linebacker at Akron’s St. Vincent-St. Mary High School, is headed to Ohio State. The Buckeyes went to Michigan and pulled off a dramatic, 42-41 victory over their rivals to remain unbeaten. Later that evening, Auburn shocked 2-time defending national champion Alabama 34-28 on Chris Davis’ 100-yard-plus return of a missed field goal in the Iron Bowl. Dante Booker Sr. played defensive line for the Tigers. Asked which outcome was the biggest news in the family, the younger Booker laughed and Booker replied, “It was definitely close. They were about equal, I’d say that.” More good news came on Wednesday. Dante Booker Jr. was announced as the 27th winner of the Ohio Associated Press Mr. Football award, given annually to the best high school player in the state. See FOOTBALL, page 7 By JIM METCALFE Sports Editor Who knows what was really going through the mind of Pittsburgh Steelers’ head coach Mike Tomlin in Thursday night’s Thanksgiving Day battle with archrival Baltimore? I am sure most fans know he was where he shouldn’t have been on Jacoby Jones’ kickoff return. He was basically oh-so-close to the field — right on the line — and then did a two-step to put himself barely on the field, so much so that the official on that sideline had to side-step the coach. Quite frankly, he should have been flagged, no matter the intention. He is a new member of the National Football League’s Competition Committee, so he should have known better. After all, everyone else was where they were supposed to be — behind the white area. Refer to the replays. To me, the giveaway was the smile he had on his face shortly after, as if he knew he “got away with it” — I don’t pretend to know if Jones would have scored but it was pretty clear he had to avoid the coach. He was fined $100,000 by the NFL and, to his credit, he will not appeal the fine. He admits he shouldn’t have done it. Jones also didn’t blame the coach for his not scoring, which he told reporters that night he should have. Good for both men.


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NFL Team Stax
Associated Press Week 13 TOTAL YARDAGE AMERICAN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE OFFENSE Yards Rush Pass Denver 5502 1463 4039 San Diego 4819 1310 3509 N. England 4533 1473 3060 Houston 4383 1401 2982 Cincinnati 4364 1351 3013 Pittsburgh 4063 922 3141 Buffalo 4047 1670 2377 Kansas City 4047 1488 2559 Tennessee 4019 1399 2620 Indianapolis 4002 1313 2689 Cleveland 3987 988 2999 Oakland 3976 1597 2379 Miami 3863 1064 2799 Baltimore 3708 973 2735 N.Y. Jets 3645 1496 2149 Jacksonville 3427 847 2580 DEFENSE Yards Rush Pass Houston 3647 1392 2255 Cleveland 3681 1187 2494 Cincinnati 3778 1213 2565 Tennessee 3919 1368 2551 Baltimore 3948 1201 2747 N.Y. Jets 4005 924 3081 Pittsburgh 4086 1381 2705 Miami 4121 1461 2660 Buffalo 4249 1458 2791 Oakland 4281 1234 3047 N. England 4346 1658 2688 Kansas City 4395 1407 2988 Indianapolis 4407 1543 2864 Jacksonville 4573 1565 3008 Denver 4610 1202 3408 San Diego 4639 1413 3226 NATIONAL FOOTBALL CONFERENCE OFFENSE Yards Rush Pass Detroit 5094 1382 3712 Philadelphia 4843 1762 3081 Green Bay 4794 1563 3231 N. Orleans 4753 1119 3634 Washington 4634 1805 2829 Chicago 4577 1318 3259 Seattle 4372 1754 2618 Atlanta 4253 973 3280 Minnesota 4120 1593 2527 Arizona 4024 1066 2958 Dallas 3941 1021 2920 Carolina 3933 1552 2381 St. Louis 3883 1366 2517 N.Y. Giants 3849 1052 2797 San Fran 3732 1569 2163 Tampa Bay 3543 1274 2269 DEFENSE Yards Rush Pass Seattle 3414 1286 2128 Carolina 3478 963 2515 San Fran 3740 1266 2474 Arizona 3795 999 2796 N. Orleans 3838 1358 2480 N.Y. Giants 3995 1226 2769 Detroit 4139 992 3147 Tampa Bay 4233 1281 2952 St. Louis 4280 1308 2972 Washington 4489 1306 3183 Green Bay 4517 1511 3006 Atlanta 4598 1625 2973 Chicago 4632 1843 2789 Minnesota 4891 1447 3444 Philadelphia 4947 1386 3561 Dallas 5059 1520 3539 AVERAGE PER GAME AMERICAN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE OFFENSE Yards Rush Pass Denver 458.5 121.9 336.6 San Diego 401.6 109.2 292.4 N. England 377.8 122.8 255.0 Houston 365.3 116.8 248.5 Cincinnati 363.7 112.6 251.1 Pittsburgh 338.6 76.8 261.8 Buffalo 337.3 139.2 198.1 Kansas City 337.3 124.0 213.3 Tennessee 334.9 116.6 218.3 Indianapolis 333.5 109.4 224.1 Cleveland 332.3 82.3 249.9 Oakland 331.3 133.1 198.3 Miami 321.9 88.7 233.3 Baltimore 309.0 81.1 227.9 N.Y. Jets 303.8 124.7 179.1 Jacksonville 285.6 70.6 215.0 DEFENSE Yards Rush Pass Houston 303.9 116.0 187.9 Cleveland 306.8 98.9 207.8 Cincinnati 314.8 101.1 213.8 Tennessee 326.6 114.0 212.6 Baltimore 329.0 100.1 228.9 N.Y. Jets 333.8 77.0 256.8 Pittsburgh 340.5 115.1 225.4 Miami 343.4 121.8 221.7 Buffalo 354.1 121.5 232.6 Oakland 356.8 102.8 253.9 N. England 362.2 138.2 224.0 Kansas City 366.3 117.3 249.0 Indianapolis 367.3 128.6 238.7 Jacksonville 381.1 130.4 250.7 Denver 384.2 100.2 284.0 San Diego 386.6 117.8 268.8 NATIONAL FOOTBALL CONFERENCE OFFENSE Yards Rush Pass Detroit 424.5 115.2 309.3 Philadelphia 403.6 146.8 256.8 Green Bay 399.5 130.3 269.3 N. Orleans 396.1 93.3 302.8 Washington 386.2 150.4 235.8 Chicago 381.4 109.8 271.6 Seattle 364.3 146.2 218.2 Atlanta 354.4 81.1 273.3 Minnesota 343.3 132.8 210.6 Arizona 335.3 88.8 246.5 Dallas 328.4 85.1 243.3 Carolina 327.8 129.3 198.4 St. Louis 323.6 113.8 209.8 N.Y. Giants 320.8 87.7 233.1 San Fran 311.0 130.8 180.3 Tampa Bay 295.3 106.2 189.1 DEFENSE Yards Rush Pass Seattle 284.5 107.2 177.3 Carolina 289.8 80.3 209.6 San Fran 311.7 105.5 206.2 Arizona 316.3 83.3 233.0 N. Orleans 319.8 113.2 206.7 N.Y. Giants 332.9 102.2 230.8 Detroit 344.9 82.7 262.3 Tampa Bay 352.8 106.8 246.0 St. Louis 356.7 109.0 247.7 Washington 374.1 108.8 265.3 Green Bay 376.4 125.9 250.5 Atlanta 383.2 135.4 247.8 Chicago 386.0 153.6 232.4 Minnesota 407.6 120.6 287.0 Philadelphia 412.3 115.5 296.8 Dallas 421.6 126.7 294.9

I get that his players are coming to his defense — they almost have to — but if it had been on the other side and it had been their returner, think they’d have agreed? I also don’t think the league should take away a potential draft pick as further punishment; this coming from an acknowledged not-fan of the Steelers. He made a mistake and will pay a fine; let it be done with. If he does it again, all bets are off. What isn’t good is the officiating crew that did not throw a flag. I get that they will miss calls: holding, pass interference, etc.; but this was very straightforward. The official had to step back from the field to not run into the coach and having been on the sideline covering many a football game in high school, I am well aware of the constant reminders that officials have to tell teams, coaches and players about the “neutral zone” or whatever the official term is. It seems — whether it is true or simply perception, I leave to you, my 11,341 faithful readers! — that the NFL has had to apologize for its officials a lot more these days.

I get that with slow motion, SuperSlo Motion, Super-Duper Slo-Mo, Hour-Glass Slo-Mo and Ice Age Slo Mo (I made those two up) and such, there is more scrutiny than ever and it isn’t going to get any better. I think Commissioner Roger Goodell is smart to have a bigger pool of officials to choose from. There is far too much money — and fantasy points! — to have silly mistakes by the officials. Just like with depth helping out competition on a team, it can’t help but make officials more accountable and work to get better at their jobs. There will still be mistakes (these are fallible human beings) but let it be for the usual — holding, interference, etc. ——— I better do this now before a certain friend — who shall remain nameless in order to protect his identity from the masses — beats me to death with this. Two weeks ago, I was talking about how the game of professional football has changed and how good coaches, like Don Shula, proved they could win in the pre-modern (that is, before 1976, when holding for offensive linemen was “legalized” but not for cornerbacks) era and in the passing era. I made a combination of wide receiver Paul Warfield and bruising fullback Larry Csonka into Paul Csonka. Mea culpa.

Local Round up
Information Submitted Jefferson junior high splits cage games The Jefferson eighth-grade girls team won a air of recent games but the boys lost in junior high. On the girls side, the Lady Wildcats’ eighth-graders moved to 2-0 with a 45-17 win over Bluffton and then a 37-18 rout of Lincolnview. Versus the Pirates, scorers were: Sarah Miller 16, Devyn Carder 13, Macy Wallace 7, Kalit Polhman 4, Tristine Lehmkule 3 and Greta Fitch 2. Against Lincolnview: Devyne Carder 9, Macy Wallace 8, Sarah Miller 8, Greta Fitch 6, Tristine Lehmkule 2 and Mikayla Bennett 2. On the boys side, the eighth-graders fell 40-35, with scoring from: Alex Rode 19, Tyler Bratton 8, Brenan Auer 4, Caleb Lucas 2, Curon Shanahan 2. Lincolnview defeated Jefferson’s seventh grade 40-7. Jefferson’s next game will be home 5 p.m. Thursday against Ridgemont. There will only be an eighth-grade game. ——— Musketeer boys split vs. Wayne Trace The Fort Jennings eighth-grade boys bested Wayne Trace 50-40 behind 16 markers each from Finn and Wehri and 13 from Hoersten. However, the Raiders beat the Musketeers 50-31 in seventh grade despite 22 points from Nolan Grote. ——Bluffton places 23 fall athletes on Academic All-HCAC BLUFFTON — The Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference recently announced the fall honorees of the HCAC All-Academic awards for the 2013-14 school year. Twenty three Bluffton University athletes were recognized for their efforts in the classroom. Football led the way for the Beavers with seven honorees. Women’s soccer and men’s soccer both See ROUND UP, page 7

Browns quarterback carousel broken
By TOM WITHERS Associated Press BEREA — The Browns’ muddled quarterback situation has gotten messier. They have four quarterbacks. No starter. With Brandon Weeden and Jason Campbell both recovering from concussions and two new quarterbacks on the roster, Browns coach Rob Chudzinski will wait until later this week — and maybe until game time — to name his starter for Sunday’s game at New England. Chudzinski doesn’t know if or when Weeden and Campbell will be medically cleared to practice, so there’s nothing he can do but be patient. Even for the Browns, who have had three different quarterbacks start games this season and used an NFL-high 20 starters since 1999, this is new territory. Unwelcome territory. For once, the Browns’ quarterback carousel isn’t spinning. It’s stalled. “It’s a very fluid situation, unique, one that I haven’t necessarily been around,” said Chudzinski, who had the Browns at 3-2 in his first season before they dropped six out of seven and out of playoff contention. Free agent Caleb Hanie, signed by the Browns on Tuesday, struggled to describe Cleveland’s strange dilemma. “It’s a little, I don’t know what the word would be for it,” described Hanie, who started four games for Chicago in 2011. “It’s part of this league. It’s a crazy league. One week you’re sitting at home eating Thanksgiving with your family and the next week you could be playing for the Browns.” With Campbell out last week, the Browns signed Alex Tanney off Dallas’ practice squad. And when Weeden was diagnosed with a concussion following Sunday’s loss to Jacksonville, the Browns brought in Hanie, who has been out of the league since he was released by Baltimore in August. Hanie had been staying sharp by throw-

NFL Individual Leaders
Week 13 AFC Quarterbacks P. Manning, DEN P. Rivers, SND Roethlisberger, PIT Brady, NWE Locker, TEN Keenum, HOU Dalton, CIN Ale. Smith, KAN Tannehill, MIA Manuel, BUF Rushers J. Charles, KAN Moreno, DEN Ry. Mathews, SND Chr. Johnson, TEN Spiller, BUF Be. Tate, HOU F. Jackson, BUF Jones-Drew, JAX Green-Ellis, CIN R. Jennings, OAK Receivers Ant. Brown, PIT And. Johnson, HOU A.. Green, CIN Ke. Wright, TEN Edelman, NWE Welker, DEN De. Thomas, DEN J. Gordon, CLE Shorts III, JAX A. Gates, SND Punters Fields, MIA M. King, OAK Associated Press Att 480 434 461 471 183 190 433 440 451 249 Att 219 202 178 205 138 151 152 194 176 126 No 85 82 72 71 70 68 67 64 64 64 No 61 71 Com 327 304 297 286 111 103 266 261 280 145 Yds 1011 842 782 774 656 646 633 616 614 588 Yds 1103 1123 1103 840 711 717 1061 1249 764 726 Yds 4125 3633 3375 3267 1256 1433 3144 2736 3115 1595 Avg 4.62 4.17 4.39 3.78 4.75 4.28 4.16 3.18 3.49 4.67 Avg 13.0 13.7 15.3 11.8 10.2 10.5 15.8 19.5 11.9 11.3 Yds 2984 3474 TD 41 23 21 19 8 8 22 16 17 9 LG 46 25t 51 30t 77 60 59 44 25 80t LG 47t 62t 82t 45 44 33 78t 95t 59 56t LG 66 66 Int 9 9 10 8 4 3 16 6 13 4 TD 9 9 3 4 2 4 7 5 4 4 TD 6 5 7 2 4 9 10 7 2 3 Avg 48.9 48.9 Lechler, HOU S. Powell, BUF Anger, JAX Quigley, NYJ Ry. Allen, NWE McAfee, IND D. Colquitt, KAN Huber, CIN Punt Returners 62 35 75 59 59 54 71 59

2986 1613 3449 2713 2706 2470 3224 2643

65 66 61 67 65 60 65 75

48.2 46.1 46.0 46.0 45.9 45.7 45.4 44.8

Whitworth could be moving inside Bengals’ line
By JOE KAY Associated Press CINCINNATI — Andrew Whitworth doesn’t mind moving. The Pro Bowl left tackle got shifted inside the Bengals line when left guard Clint Boling tore a knee ligament during a 17-10 win in San Diego on Sunday. Whitworth might just stay at the guard spot when the Bengals (8-4) host the Indianapolis Colts (8-4) on Sunday. It’s a move that Whitworth embraces. He played guard earlier in his career and excelled at the position. Tackle Anthony Collins would start next to him. “At tackle, it’s a lot more light feet and dancing per se than at guard,” Whitworth said on Wednesday. “At guard, it’s more of a mauling position. It’s a physical, strong, violent position. A lot of things you can do at guard, you’re not allowed to do at tackle. You can’t grab and throw guys, you can’t really drive on guys that much.” Offensive coordinator Jay Gruden thinks that Whitworth’s willingness to move is a good example for others on the team. Whitworth was picked for his first Pro Bowl last season. “That’s a great thing about Whit, he’s a great leader and a Pro Bowl left tackle and it might affect his Pro Bowl status but he doesn’t care; he just wants to help the team win,” Gruden said. “And that’s what we need around here.” The line shuffling didn’t seem to bother the Bengals, who rushed for 164 yards against the Chargers.

ing to a friend on his high school’s field in Forney, Texas. That’s a long way from facing the Patriots and their defensive-minded coach Bill Belichick in Foxborough, Mass. Hanie worked out for the Browns last week but the team decided instead to sign Tanney. Chudzinski planned to have Hanie and Tanney divide the plays with Cleveland’s first-team offense in Wednesday’s practice. That’s about as strategic Chudzinski could get until he knows whether Campbell or Weeden will be in the mix to face Belichick, who promised his team will be prepared for any Browns quarterback. Chudzinski couldn’t even commit to who he would start if all four quarterbacks are available. Weeden and Campbell must be granted permission to return to the field by an independent neurologist, the final step in the NFL’s protocol on head injuries. Chudzinski did not indicate if one of his two starting QBs was closer to coming back than the other or timing for a return. Weeden was injured at some point in Sunday’s 32-28 loss to the Jaguars.

Doss, BAL Ant. Brown, PIT Benjamin, CLE Edelman, NWE McCluster, KAN Holliday, DEN Hilton, IND Thigpen, MIA K. Martin, HOU Br. Tate, CIN Kickoff Returners Holliday, DEN Todman, JAX Q. Demps, KAN K. Martin, HOU Jac. Jones, BAL Br. Tate, CIN Ta. Jones, OAK D. Reed, IND Cribbs, NYJ Thigpen, MIA Scoring Touchdowns J. Charles, KAN Moreno, DEN De. Thomas, DEN Ju. Thomas, DEN Welker, DEN Cotchery, PIT

No 23 20 22 30 47 26 17 24 29 25 No 20 22 23 31 17 24 16 24 20 27

Yds 359 255 257 349 454 250 159 206 243 201 Yds 568 614 641 824 450 615 394 590 490 658

Avg 15.6 12.8 11.7 11.6 9.7 9.6 9.4 8.6 8.4 8.0 Avg 28.4 27.9 27.9 26.6 26.5 25.6 24.6 24.6 24.5 24.4 Rec 2 2 10 10 9 8

LG TD 82t 1 50 0 79t 1 43 0 89t 1 81t 1 34 0 34 0 87t 1 29 0 LG TD 105t 1 59 0 57 0 50 0 73 0 71 0 41 0 39 0 42 0 50 0 Ret 0 0 0 0 0 0 Pts 66 66 60 60 54 48

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TD Rush 11 9 11 9 10 0 10 0 9 0 8 0

“Those guys just stepped up,” running back Giovani Bernard said. “That’s the biggest thing about football these days: Once one guy goes down, you have to have somebody to step up and fill in. (Collins) did that for us. He did a great job for us. And Whit, having to move to a different position and still being able to do what he does, it helped us out.” Whitworth split time between tackle and guard in his first three seasons from 2006-08, moving around because of injuries. He settled in at left tackle in 2009 and has started every game there. He found it challenging to change spots during a game, even though he knew what he was supposed to do at guard. See BENGALS, page 7

Thursday, December 5, 2013

The Herald — 7

Associated Press AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W N. England 9 Miami 6 N.Y. Jets 5 Buffalo 4 South L T Pct 3 0 .750 6 0 .500 7 0 .417 8 0 .333

NFL Glance
South PF 322 252 189 267 PF 285 264 174 230 PF 292 249 263 231 PF 464 298 279 237 PA 261 248 310 307 PA 274 267 352 323 PA 216 235 278 297 PA 317 214 277 300 N.Orleans Carolina Tampa Bay Atlanta North Detroit Chicago Green Bay Minnesota West W 9 9 3 3 W 7 6 5 3 L T Pct 3 0 .750 3 0 .750 9 0 .250 9 0 .250 L T Pct 5 0 .583 6 0 .500 6 1 .458 8 1 .292 PF 312 285 217 261 PF 326 323 294 289 PA 230 157 285 340 PA 287 332 305 366

After long season, task is simple for Buckeyes
From Media Sources COLUMBUS — It might seem as if the pressure just keeps building and building on No. 2 Ohio State. That’s not really the case. “That’s the beauty about the position we’re in,” center Corey Linsley said. “We really do control our own destiny. We just have to win this game and then it’s all set for us.” Still, the risks and rewards are elevated — even after the Buckeyes’ biggest win of the season against archrival Michigan. Now they have to turn right around and play yet another major showdown. They meet No. 10 Michigan State in the Big Ten championship game on Saturday — the latest in a long line of games which have required focusing on the task at hand instead of Big Ten, big bowl and BCS dreams. In a way, however, as the long season has unfolded, it’s actually easier to concentrate and discard all the extraneous white noise. Roll the dice, play the game, see what happens. A lot of the pressure went away on Saturday night, after the Buckeyes had pulled out a 42-41 win at Michigan Stadium. The Buckeyes were about 30 minutes north of Columbus when they saw on the TV sets and their smartphones on the team bus that Auburn had shocked top-ranked Alabama on a lastplay, 100-plus-yard return of a missed field goal. That not only pushed the Buckeyes into the coveted No. 2 spot in the BCS rankings behind Florida State but it also touched off a wild celebration on the bus. Cell-phone video of the moment when it was all but assured that Ohio State would move up a spot into control of a national championship berth showed screaming, laughing and a lot of back-slapping and high-fiving. “That was a real exciting moment because a lot of guys were watching the game on the bus,” linebacker Ryan Shazier said. “A lot of guys got hyped from it. That something like this fell into our favor, everything just played out like it should have.” Now it’s up to the Buckeyes (12-0) to not let this chance slip through their fingers against the Spartans (11-1) at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. “We have done everything we need to do up to this point,” Linsley added. “We can’t start doing things that we haven’t done. We’ve never paid attention to the BCS. Never. That’s never been our primary focus — to jump somebody in the BCS. Our primary focus every week was to win the game by as many points as we needed to win. We can’t start changing stuff up now.” It would be easy to let up. The Buckeyes survived a last-minute 2-point conversion pass that was intercepted by Tyvis Powell to beat Michigan in an instant classic. Now is when the more experienced players need to show and tell the others how to stay the course. Coach Urban Meyer, 24-0 on the Buckeyes sideline to extend a schoolrecord winning streak, is convinced that the seniors on the team are strong enough leaders to not permit a letdown or a loss of focus. After all, in the midst of the cheering on the bus, wide receiver Corey Brown stepped up front, quieted everyone and told them that their work wasn’t finished yet. The mood changed immediately. “The first thing is you feel pretty strong about the leaders on our team,” Meyer said. “I didn’t feel very strong about them back in January and February but I feel very strong about them now. It was a very draining, emotional win (at Michigan). It’s almost like that threehour bus ride home was a very good opportunity to let it all out of you and get back to work. “I’m concerned about (the team’s focus) but I trust our leaders.” Ohio State edged Michigan State 17-16 a year ago in a game that the Buckeyes trailed at halftime but came back to win. It helped set them on course for where they are now — within reach of all of their goals. They just need to win the next game — the Big Ten’s best offense (Ohio State) against its best defense (Michigan State) — in a make-or-break game for both teams. Of course, this focus thing works both ways. The Spartans can leap into the BCS picture, or at the very least assure themselves of a Rose or other top bowl, by upsetting the Buckeyes. It’s not as if they’re satisfied to have merely reached the title game. “We certainly have come a long way but right now we’re focusing on beating Ohio State and letting the cards fall,” Michigan State punter Mike Sadler said. “There’s only so much we can control and we just want to beat Ohio State and let the rest take care of itself.” Defense never rests: It is the most anticipated Big Ten showdown in years, the most unstoppable offense in Ohio State history against the stop sign of a Michigan State defense. Does it get any better? “It’s miserable,” Buckeyes offensive coordinator Tom Herman replied. “Fun? Have you watched that tape? Those guys are really, really good.” He is kidding. Sort of. Saturday night’s Big Ten championship game in Indianapolis is why coaches coach and players play. OSU left tackle Jack Mewhort called it a “classic smash-mouth game” — a test of mind, body and will that will match strength against strength. “With everything at stake,” Meyer said. A dynamic but bruising veteran offense has carried second-ranked OSU (12-0, 8-0 Big Ten) to 24 straight wins and the brink of its first trip to the national title game since 2007. The Buckeyes have scored a schoolrecord 79 touchdowns — 15 more than the previous mark set in 1995 — wield the best rushing offense among BCS teams (321 yards per game) and are well on course for the highest-scoring season in 123 years of OSU football. Their 48.2 points per game are nearly six more than the 1969 team’s record yield. All that’s in Ohio State’s way? The nation’s best defense. When MSU defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi said the Spartans would be live tackling in practice this week — unlike before OSU’s 17-16 win in East Lansing last year — scout team quarterback Damion Terry tweeted, “Pray for me.” Big Ten offenses have often felt the same.

W L T Pct Indianapolis 8 4 0 .667 Tennessee 5 7 0 .417 Jacksonville 3 9 0 .250 Houston 2 10 0 .167 North Cincinnati Baltimore Pittsburgh Cleveland West W 8 6 5 4 L T Pct 4 0 .667 6 0 .500 7 0 .417 8 0 .333 T Pct 0 .833 0 .750 0 .417 0 .333

W L Denver 10 2 Kansas City 9 3 San Diego 5 7 Oakland 4 8

NATIONAL CONFERENCE W Dallas 7 Philadelphia 7 N.Y. Giants 5 Washington 3 East L T Pct 5 0 .583 5 0 .583 7 0 .417 9 0 .250 PF 329 300 237 269 PA 303 281 297 362


W L T Pct PF PA Seattle 11 1 0 .917 340 186 San Fran 8 4 0 .667 297 197 Arizona 7 5 0 .583 275 247 St. Louis 5 7 0 .417 279 278 ___ Today’s Game Houston at Jacksonville, 8:25 p.m. Sunday’s Games Atlanta at Green Bay, 1 p.m. Minnesota at Baltimore, 1 p.m. Kansas City at Washington, 1 p.m. Buffalo at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m. Miami at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m. Detroit at Philadelphia, 1 p.m. Indianapolis at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. Cleveland at New England, 1 p.m. Oakland at N.Y. Jets, 1 p.m. Tennessee at Denver, 4:05 p.m. Seattle at San Francisco, 4:25 p.m. N.Y. Giants at San Diego, 4:25 p.m. St. Louis at Arizona, 4:25 p.m. Carolina at New Orleans, 8:30 p.m. Monday’s Game Dallas at Chicago, 8:40 p.m.

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The 6-4, 220-pound senior had 87.5 tackles during the regular season, including 18 for minus yardage. He was also a force at tight end while leading St. Vincent-St. Mary to a No. 1 ranking in the AP’s regular-season poll, a perfect season and a spot in tonight’s Division III state championship game at Massillon’s Paul Brown Tiger Stadium. The Fighting Irish (14-0) are going for their second title in a row. He becomes one of the few players to be honored as Mr. Football who is primarily a defensive player. Most are running backs who go for 2,000 yards or quarterbacks who pass for 40 touchdowns. Booker’s coach, Dan Boarman, has been around. He coached another Mr. Football — 2005 winner Delone Carter — when he was coaching at Copley. Yet Boarman has seen things he has never seen before out of Booker. “His abilities are just amazing: his wingspan, his reach, his vertical,” Boarman said. “He went out for basketball for the first time last year and played on a state finals team. And you know the basketball here is pretty good.” Oh, yeah. Basketball is “pretty good” at St. Vincent-St. Mary. You may have heard of an alumnus named LeBron James. James, who was also an all-state football player when he wasn’t winning three AP Mr. Basketball awards, is no stranger to Booker or the rest of the players at his old high school.

F. Jackson, BUF Bernard, CIN Decker, DEN J. Gordon, CLE Kicking Gostkowski, NWE J. Tucker, BAL M. Prater, DEN Vinatieri, IND Novak, SND Suisham, PIT D. Carpenter, BUF Sturgis, MIA Succop, KAN Folk, NYJ ——NFC Quarterbacks Foles, PHL R. Wilson, SEA A. Rodgers, GBY Brees, NOR J. McCown, CHI Romo, DAL 8 7 7 7

(Continued from page 6) 7 4 0 0 1 3 7 7 FG 28-30 29-31 15-16 26-29 23-26 24-26 23-25 23-30 20-23 25-26 0 0 0 0 LG 54 53 54 52 50 48 55 54 51 50 48 42 42 42 Pts 118 109 104 101 99 97 95 94 94 91

S. Bradford, STL Glennon, TAM M. Ryan, ATL M. Stafford, DET Rushers A. Peterson, MIN L. McCoy, PHL A. Morris, WAS Forte, CHI M. Lynch, SEA Re. Bush, DET Lacy, GBY Gore, SNF D. Murray, DAL Stacy, STL Receivers Garcon, WAS B. Marshall, CHI Cal. Johnson, DET Jeffery, CHI J. Graham, NOR D. Bryant, DAL Cruz, NYG Douglas, ATL J. Nelson, GBY Gonzalez, ATL

262 290 490 500

159 182 325 296

1687 1962 3471 3825 Avg 4.63 4.69 4.83 4.54 4.33 4.74 3.97 4.04 4.91 4.35 Avg 11.7 12.7 18.0 15.8 14.5 13.2 14.1 13.7 15.3 10.5

14 13 19 27 LG 78t 41t 45t 55 43 39 56 34t 41 35 LG 44 44 87 80t 56t 79 70t 80t 76t 25

4 5 12 14 TD 10 5 6 7 9 3 6 8 7 4 TD 3 9 12 5 12 9 4 2 7 5

Punters A. Lee, SNF S. Martin, DET Nortman, CAR Weatherford, NYG Morstead, NOR Bosher, ATL Hekker, STL Donn. Jones, PHL Chr. Jones, DAL Locke, MIN Punt Returners Dw. Harris, DAL Sherels, MIN Hyde, GBY Ginn Jr., CAR G. Tate, SEA Hester, CHI Page, TAM T. Austin, STL R. Randle, NYG Sproles, NOR Kickoff Returners C. Patterson, MIN Dw. Harris, DAL Hester, CHI

PAT 34-34 22-22 59-59 23-23 30-30 25-25 26-26 25-25 34-34 16-16

Att Yds 261 1208 232 1088 206 996 214 971 224 970 180 854 207 822 203 821 142 697 160 696 No Yds 84 980 78 990 72 1299 70 1109 68 988 68 896 66 931 66 906 63 961 62 653

No 62 48 49 66 44 48 60 65 66 53 No 17 16 19 19 36 15 20 32 25 22

Yds 3018 2308 2327 3119 2074 2206 2760 2946 2986 2381 Yds 238 209 242 231 418 167 221 279 210 147

LG 62 72 72 68 61 63 63 70 62 65 Avg 14.0 13.1 12.7 12.2 11.6 11.1 11.1 8.7 8.4 6.7 Avg 34.0 31.3 28.2

Avg 48.7 48.1 47.5 47.3 47.1 46.0 46.0 45.3 45.2 44.9 LG 86t 86t 93t 41 71 81t 52 98t 32 28 LG 109t 90 80 TD 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 TD 2 0 0

Page, TAM Dam. Johnson, PHL Spurlock, DET Ginn Jr., CAR Scoring Touchdowns J. Graham, NOR Cal. Johnson, DET M. Lynch, SEA A. Peterson, MIN Ve. Davis, SNF B. Marshall, CHI D. Bryant, DAL Fitzgerald, ARI Forte, CHI Gore, SNF Kicking Hauschka, SEA Crosby, GBY Walsh, MIN Hartley, NOR Gould, CHI D. Bailey, DAL Feely, ARI P. Dawson, SNF Henery, PHL Gano, CAR

15 17 15 19

399 441 338 418

26.6 25.9 22.5 22.0

44 33 36 38 Ret 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 Pts 72 72 66 66 60 56 54 54 50 48

TD Rush Rec 12 0 12 12 0 12 11 9 2 11 10 1 10 0 10 9 0 9 9 0 9 9 0 9 8 7 1 8 8 0 PAT 36-36 30-30 31-32 36-36 32-33 36-36 27-27 34-34 34-34 33-33 FG 26-27 26-30 22-25 20-26 21-24 19-21 22-24 19-22 18-23 18-20

Att 196 305 251 477 184 440

Com 124 198 168 323 120 285

Yds 1791 2672 2218 3794 1461 3140

TD 19 22 15 29 9 24

Int 0 6 4 8 1 7

No Yds 32 1088 22 689 36 1015

LG Pts 53 114 57 108 54 97 55 96 58 95 53 93 52 93 55 91 48 88 55 87


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Round up

“It’s a completely different position and really everything happens very different than it does at tackle,” Whitworth added. “So it’s an adjustment but having played it before, I did have some experience. It had been a long time. Definitely as the game went on, felt more confident doing different things.” He’ll be more comfortable there on Sunday after practicing at guard this week.

The Bengals’ running game has been inconsistent but they need to get it smoothed out heading into their December schedule. They have three games in Cincinnati and one in Pittsburgh. “We figure the last four games, we have an opportunity for four bad-weather games,” Gruden said. “So establishing some kind of running game is going to be important to keep the clock moving, keep our defense off the field and try to get something.”

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Seniors Shawn Frost, a First-Team All-HCAC honoree at wide receiver, and junior Jacob Huber both earned their second straight HCAC All-Academic awards. Junior Joey Simpson was joined by four sophomores who were honored in their first year of eligibility. Derrick Bowman (Lima/Bath), Aron Gibson, Troy Lind and Austin Siefker (Lima/Bath) made it seven student-athletes from football, the most ever honored from a Bluffton University football team. Seniors Maggie Armstrong, Liz Webb, Katie Steenrod and Megan Moreo (Spencerville/Delphos Jefferson) are all 3-time honorees from the women’s soccer team, earning Academic All-HCAC for each year that they were eligible. Sophomores Virginia Keim and Hannah Krull picked up their first HCAC All-Academic award following the 2013 campaign. Junior Caleb Berlon secured his second consecutive HCAC AllAcademic honor. Senior Dylan Mathews, junior Isaac Banks and sophomores Chris Wagler (Leipsic/Pandora-Gilboa), Ryan JohnsonEvers and Jake Headings gave the men’s soccer team six honorees, matching the women and giving Bluffton 12 total from soccer. Seniors Lindsay Krohn and Hailey Phillips were joined by junior Emily Broughton and Jenny Brown (St. Marys/Memorial) in being honored by the conference. It marked the third straight year that Krohn has earned Academic All-HCAC recognition. To be named All-Academic HCAC, a student-athlete must have completed a full year at the institution, be a varsity athlete and carry a minimum cumulative grade point average of at least 3.50 through the semester preceding the end of the season.

Monday Hi-Rollers Adams Automotive 77-27 Agri-Tech 73-31 Dick’s Chicks 67-37 Studio 320 57-47 Full Spectrum 50-54 Dickman’s Ins. 45-59 Heather Marie Photo. 31-73 Ladies over 160 Cheryl Gossard 171-170, Stacy Prine 193-162, Brittany Rahrig 181-193-223, Lisa VanMetre 195214-226, Pam Dignan 191-182, Doris Honigford 184-181, Connie Paddubny 202, Donna Bendele 167, Carol Ricker 168-191, Denise Courtney 183, Robin Allen 164167, Deb Schurger 161, Marianne Mahlie 167-167-160, Chris Mahlie 254-225-231, Karen Dickman 187, Nikki Wenzlick 176, Jacquie Edwards 168, Sherry Fetzer 162, Kelly Hubert 163-174. Ladies over 500 Stacy Prine 506, Brittany Rahrig 597, Pam Dignan 521, Doris Honigford 505. Ladies over 600 Lisa Van Metre. Ladies over 700 Chris Mahlie 710. Monday Rec. 11-25-13 The Pittsters 34-6 2 Left & A Right 32-8 Delphos Rec. Center 28-12 PCS Nitrogen 26-14 Honda of Ottawa 26-14 Bunge 22-18 Jenn. Mowers & Mopeds 20-20 Duke’s Sharpening 18-20 Niedecken’s 14-26 Vanamatic 10-30 Cabo 6-34 Men over 160 Allen Nester 166-171-179, James Schrader 194-179-170, Derek Daulbaugh 160, Ryan Robey 173-201, Darrell Myers 165, Michael Mesker 178, Gliseo Olivarez 164, Dan Rostorfer 166, Shawn Allemeier 165-196, Brian Gossard 178-226-254, Tim Martin 230-267-233, Scott German 225-254-194, Bruce VanMetre 187-230-255, Ron Wilhelm 177-200, Kevin Kill 195214-200, Mark Mansfield 171168-239, Dave Breaston 167-253184, Jeff Milligan 232-192-211, Mark Radabaugh 180-170, Terry Lindeman 211-268, Rob Ruda

181-257-223, Butch Prine Jr. 191234-278, Randy Ryan 221-232182. Men over 525 James Schrader 543, Brian Gossard 658, Scott German 673, Bruce VanMetre 672, Ron Wilhelm 529, Kevin Kill 609, Mark Mansfield 578, Dave Breaston 604, Jeff Milligan 635, Rob Ruda 661, Randy Ryan 635. Men over 700 Butch Prine Jr. 703. Tuesday Early Birds 11-26-13 Delphos Rec. Center 102-18 Floor’s Done by 1 60-60 Pin Pals 58-62 Sleets Coins 53-67 Old Duck Farts 44-76 The Grind 43-77 Ladies over 160 Janice Kaverman 199191, Missy Boecker 168, Holly Schrader 164-165, Mary White 166-173, Kendra Norbeck 176, Shawn Heiing 164, Doris Honigford 173-197, Lisa VanMetre 214-222-216, Robin Allen 171, Nikki Rice 187-187-254, Tammy Ellerbrock 202-174. Ladies over 500 Janice Kaverman 525, Doris Honigford 524, Tammy Ellerbrock 522. Ladies over 600 Lisa VanMetre 652, Nikki Rice 628.


Ted Kill 586, Bill Stemen 592.

Tuesday Merchant Nov. 26, 2013 R C Connections 161-44 Pitsenbarger Supply 148-58 Ace Hardware 143-54 Lear’s Martial Arts 140-52 Men over 200 Jerry Mericle,222 Mark Biedenharn,219-221 John Allen,237-245-215 Joe Geise,213227 Denny Dyke,240 John Adams,216 Larry Etzkorn,267 Shane Lear,213-211-247 Bruce VanMetre,207-279 Ted Kill,225 Bill Stemen,212-212 Dave Stemen,233. Men over 550 Jerry Mericle 556, Mark Biedenharn 631, Bruce Kraft 568, John Allen 697, Joe Geise 620, Denny Dyke 592, John Adams 574, Larry Etzkorn 608, Shane Lear 671, Bruce VanMetre 682,

Wednesday Industrial Nov. 27, 2103 Unverferth Mfg. 41-15 Topp Chalet 34-22 Buckeye Painting 33-23 D & D Grain 32-24 Rustic Cafe 32-24 D R C 13th Frame Lounge 32-24 Heather Marie Photo, 29-27 K-M Tire 24-32 Flexible Foam 22-34 John Deere 22-34 Cabo 19-37 Westrich 16-40 Men over 200 Shawn Stabler 203-207-267, Rob Shaeffer 205, Clint Harting 227-220-234, Butch Prine Jr. 212-212-279, Brian Gossard 218237-227, Shawn Allemeier 268202, Bruce VanMetre 214-223, Phil Austin 255-206-212, Aaron Schimmoller 216, Chris Goedde 246-224, Matt Hamilton 256, Matt Hoffman 210, Brian Stepleton 247226, Jerry Looser 226-234, Bob White 225, Duane Kohorst 221, Jeff Rode 204-222, Chad Rode 214, Travis Sherrick 221-211, Mike Rice 202, David Wieging 236, Dale Riepenhoff 257, Bruce Moorman 201, Dan Kleman 211, Zach Sargent 205, Russ Wilhelm 203, Matt Metcalfe 245-203, Josh DeVelvis 233, Alex VanMetre 244265, Frank Miller 233-223-206, Dave Miller 246-202, John Allen 224, John Jones 214-235-210, Jim Thorbin 213-220-227, Brent Miller 205-202-265, Brian Sharp 247-242-234, Kyle Early 286243-230, Dave Moenter 223-225226, Randy Fischbach 204, Brian Schaadt 300-202, Jason Mahlie 258-208-255, Kyle Profit 211-278204, Lenny Hubert 208-232-231, Terry Trentman 214-217-243, Sean Hulihan 202-216. Men over 550 Shawn Stabler 677, Clint Harting 681, Butch Prine Jr. 703, Brian Gossard 682, Shawn Allemeier 645, Bruce VanMetre 623, Phil Austin 673, Aaron Schimmoller 587, Chris Goedde 660, Matt Hamilton 644, Matt Hoffman 581, Brian Stepleton 641, Jerry Looser 636, Duane Kohorst 573, Jeff Rode 601, Chad Rode 582, Travis Sherrick 629, Mike Rice 576, David Wieging 615,

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PUBLIC NOTICE Division of the State Fire Marshal Bureau of Underground Storage Tank Regulations Pursuant to the rules governing the remediation of releases of petroleum from underground storage tank (UST) system(s), notice to the public is required whenever there is a confirmed release 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 action 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 approved the proposed RAP, the owner and/or operator of the UST system(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 Bureau of Underground Storage Tank Regulations (BUSTR), and are available for inspection and copying by the public. Please make all requests for copies or for inspection of the proposed RAP or for the inspection of the RAP and other related documentation in writing to BUSTR, P.O. Box 687, Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068. An order form and other publications that may help you to understand the requirements for compliance with BUSTR’s rules and regulations may be found on the Internet at /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 writing, at the above address. For further information, please contact Drue Roberts at (614) 728-4588. Please reference release #69000431-N00001 & N00002 when making all inquiries or comments. 12/4/13,12/5/13,12/6/13

Today’s Crossword Puzzle
ACROSS 1 Have a hunch 5 Jungfrau or Eiger 8 Boundary line 12 Bear constellation 13 Tall tale 14 Ancient ointment 15 Fetch 17 Nesting place 18 Fast food inits. 19 From Seoul 21 Dentist’s advice 24 Waistcoat 25 Objective 26 Annie, for one 30 Bank offerings 32 Historical period 33 Murmurs 37 Hard to find 38 -- choy 39 Gargantuan 40 Tequila cacti 43 So-so grade 44 Sly 46 Find seats 48 Bovary’s title 50 IRS employee 51 Pack -- -- (quit) 52 Carrot, e.g. (2 wds.) 57 Person from Dundee 58 Obtained 59 Hardy green 60 Resistance units 61 Unseal 62 Gush forth DOWN 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Mink, e.g. Before, in verse “C’-- la vie!” Carefree adventures Sir -- Guinness 54, to Ovid Glance Dig in Challenges

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DEAR DOCTOR K: I can hear my heartbeat in my left ear. Should I be worried that I might lose my hearing? DEAR READER: A few years ago a patient of mine asked me the same question. What he was worried about was not that he might have an ear condition which could take away his hearing -- he was worried he might be going crazy! I told him that if all he heard was his heart, he wasn’t crazy. On the other hand, if he heard the voice of Abraham Lincoln whispering in his ear, he might have something to worry about. A condition called tinnitus causes unusual sounds in the ears: high-pitched hisses, lower-pitched buzzing sounds, clicking. This is a remarkably common problem; an estimated 50 million people in the United States have it to some degree. I consulted with my colleague Dr. David Vernick, assistant clinical professor of otology and laryngology at Harvard Medical School. We agreed that what you describe sounds like what’s called “pulsatile tinnitus.” This is a rhythmic thumping or whooshing only you can hear, often in time with your heartbeat. The most common causes of pulsatile tinnitus include: -- Conductive hearing loss.

blood vessel disorders Dr. Anthony L. Komaroff, M.D. Many can cause pulsatile tinnitus.

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This type of hearing loss intensifies internal head noises -- sounds such as breathing, chewing, and blood flowing through the ear. Conductive hearing loss makes it easier to hear blood flowing through two large blood vessels that travel near to each ear. These are the carotid artery and the jugular vein, which circulate blood to and from the brain. (I’ve put an illustration of these blood vessels, and where they sit in relation to your middle and inner ear, on my website, -- Carotid artery disease. The accumulation of fatty buildup (plaque) inside the carotid arteries can create turbulent blood flow. This can cause a pulsating sound. -- High blood pressure. When blood pressure is high, blood flow through the carotid artery is more likely to be turbulent. That turbulence generates the pulsatile tinnitus. -- Blood vessel disorders.

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These include an abnormal connection between an artery and vein, twisted arteries, or a benign blood vessel tumor behind the eardrum. -- Ear muscle disorders. Tiny little muscles that attach to the bones inside the ear can sometimes go into spasms, and this can cause pulsatile tinnitus. Most of the time, pulsatile tinnitus is nothing to worry about. If it doesn’t go away on its own or becomes really bothersome, talk to your doctor. Your doctor will likely examine your ears and listen to the blood flow through the arteries in your neck. He or she will listen for an unusual sound that blood makes when it rushes past an obstruction. If your doctor hears this sound, you’ll likely need a test to look for a narrowing or malformation in your carotid artery -- and possibly surgery to correct the problem. Otherwise, you may need a hearing test or other additional testing. (Dr. Komaroff is a physician and professor at Harvard Medical School. To send questions, go to AskDoctorK. com, or write: Ask Doctor K, 10 Shattuck St., Second Floor, Boston, MA 02115.)

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Allen County Amanda Township Timothy K. Richer et al. to Dean R. and Joyce D. Buettner, 2100 N. Grubb Road, $78,000. City of Delphos Habitat for Humanity-Lima Area to Thomas W. Stanton Sr. and Melanie A. Martin, 932 N. Washington St., $92,000. Martin J. Meyer to Christine R. Fetzer, 126 N. Main St., $70,000. Daniel L. and Sandra A. Wannemacher to Douglas and Michele Martz, 1241 Rose Anna St., $24,500. Heritage Meadow Development to Jamie L. Stemen, 1230 Grothause St., $32,500. James E. Meyer to Irvin B. and Mary C. Grone, 706 E. Fourth St., $81,000. St. John Parish Foundation to David J. Martz, 130 E. Sixth St., $35,000. Village of Elida Frank V. and Alces L. Fierro to Glen B. Van Atta Jr., 4703 Stonecrest Place, $325,000. Marion Township Secretary of Housing & Urban Development to Charles J. Jacobs, 3155 Cremean Road, $60,000. Joseph E. and Jennifer K. Guagenti to John P. Bockey, 8871 Piquad Road, $175,500. Timothy D. and Dawn C. Rees to John R. and Sherry L. Rister, 6770 W. State Road, $147,000.

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By Bernice Bede Osol


Dear Annie: My 58-year- the meantime, what can I old mother has a best friend do to help my mother? She whom she has known since misses her best friend. — they were both 5 years old. Omaha, Neb. Dear Omaha: You actuWe call her “Aunt Marsha.” She’s been at all of our wed- ally owe Marsha an apology. dings and holidays. She is You promised to include still friendly with her ex- her, and then you didn’t, nor daughter-in-law, who hap- did you let her know. We pens to be a good friend of realize it was your friend who changed the plans, but mine. you still should In years past, have informed when Aunt Marsha Marsha. Instead, has a male comshe felt excluded panion in her life, from your famishe typically falls ly. That said, she off the face of the is being rather Earth. Recently, unforgiving she found a new and pigheaded guy who happens about it. If you to be married, so haven’t apoloher communication gized, please do with us is limited. so. The rest will Right now, simply have to Aunt Marsha is Annie’s Mailbox run its course. upset with both my Dear Annie: mother and me because her ex-daughter-in-law My husband and I agree that was in town with her new it is bad behavior to use one’s husband and daughter, and cellphone while in the comthey stayed with me. Aunt pany of others, unless it’s Marsha knew about the visit, an emergency. However, he and I told her if we planned even thinks someone looking any family events, I would up information or showing let her know. However, when pictures is rude. I disagree. my friend arrived with her He also feels justified in sayfamily, she said that having ing something to the offendher ex-mother-in-law in at- ing party. I think it’s best to tendance at dinner would be say nothing and simply not awkward. So I did not invite go out with them again. It’s too embarrassing to everyAunt Marsha. When my mother next one. What is your take on saw Marsha, she mentioned this? — Tired of Arguing Dear Tired: Showing how nice it was to see my friend, and of course, Aunt pictures on your phone to Marsha was miffed that she people at the table is not rude wasn’t included. After sev- unless it turns into a slide eral attempts to contact my show. Looking up informaaunt, I received an email that tion is fine as long as it is she was upset and hurt, and pertinent, such as checking that she had waited around the time of the movie you are for a phone call to be invited planning to see. It is also OK over and it never came. She to speak up when someone said, “I know it is your house talks or texts incessantly. Say and your company, but my politely, “Could we make this a cell-free zone for the feelings are hurt.” Annie, I never intended to duration?” If they refuse, hurt her. It’s just how things then you can stop going out worked out. But she still with them. Dear Annie: I read the hasn’t spoken to either my mother or me in six months. letter from “Waiting,” who She ignores my mother’s doesn’t like it when the calls, cards and attempts to bank tellers chitchat with reach out. It’s possible that the customers. I enjoy the when her current male com- personal touch and suggest panion is out of the picture, that those who don’t use the she will come running to us ATM instead. — Louisville, for support, as usual. But in Ky.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2013 You can turn a possibility into a reality if you are receptive to new ideas. Strive to be your best, and you will find ways to improve your standard of living. Stick to your game plan and refuse to take on burdens that don’t belong to you. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- Listen to what’s being said, but don’t rush to follow what others do. Make your moves based on what is most likely to bring you the highest reward. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Focus on looking your best. Update your image, and you’ll make an impression that will influence what someone does for you. Financial prospects are looking good. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- Stick close to home. Travel and communication will lead to delays and frustration. Make alterations to the way you earn a living. Let your passion lead the way. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- Re-evaluate your relationships with friends, relatives and neighbors. Associate with the people who have the most to offer and are willing to share. Romance will change your love life. ARIES (March 21-April 19) -Let bygones be bygones and make a toast to the present and the future. Concentrate on contracts; finalize and tidy up loose ends. A change in finances looks promising. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -Travel to destinations that will bring you closer to the people and things you love. Social activities will lead to nostalgia and reconnecting. Romance is in the stars. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Put greater emphasis on the relationships you have personally and professionally. Massage any problems that have the potential to come back to haunt you. Listen to complaints and make changes. CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Make some alterations at home to accommodate the activities you will embark on between now and the end of the year. Shop for something unusual at a bargain price. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Your charm and wit will put you into the spotlight. Use whatever chance you get to impress and influence people you want to work with or spend more time with in the future. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Work diligently to clear up a project that needs to be completed with precision and detail. A chance to spend quality time with someone special will spice up your love life. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -Refuse to get into a disagreement. Compromise, and you will bypass a situation that is getting blown out of proportion. Make love, not war, and you will have more fun. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- High energy will get you to the finish line in time to move on to more entertaining activities. Don’t let jealousy stand between you and a romantic evening. DISTRIBUTED BY UNIVERSAL UCLICK FOR UFS






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3 banks failed to meet some relief tests: monitor


WASHINGTON (AP) — Three of the biggest U.S. lenders failed this year to meet some requirements for giving relief to struggling homeowners in a $25 billion settlement over foreclosure abuses, according to an official. The monitor overseeing the settlement said in a report issued Wednesday that Bank of America Corp., JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Citigroup, Inc., together failed to meet seven of the 29 requirements tested in the first half of the year. The failures include requirements to notify borrowers of any missing documents in mortgage modification applications within five days of receipt and to give borrowers accurate information before foreclosure is started. Monitor Joseph Smith said the banks had taken steps to correct the errors. “ We proactively addressed the monitor’s findings and are pleased that he determined our corrective action plan is complete,” JPMorgan spokeswoman Amy Bonitatibus said. “While we satisfied our consumer relief requirements in May, we continue to provide mortgage relief to struggling families across the country.” Citigroup said in a statement that it “remains committed to fulfilling the terms of the national mortgage settlement for the best interests of its clients.” The New York bank said it became aware of some problems in May and began taking corrective action.

Tech gurus help boost speedy Internet in schools
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Needed to keep a school building running these days: Water, electricity — and broadband. Interactive digital learning on laptops and tablets is replacing traditional textbooks in many cases. Students are taking computerbased tests instead of fill-in-the bubble exams. Teachers are accessing far-off resources for lessons. Technology is changing the way students are taught — and tested. But there’s a catch — most of it is occurring in schools that have rich connectivity to the Internet. Although nearly every school has Internet access, classrooms frequently are not connected or the connections are super slow. The hurdle is limited capacity inside schools to transmit data, or bandwidth. “It’s the backbone. We have to actually think not just about the sustainability of the current traffic, we’re talking about exploding traffic,” said Raj Adusumilli, assistant superintendent for information services in the Arlington Public Schools in northern Virginia. The effort to get high-speed Internet access in every school got a boost Wednesday from the philanthropy of two technology gurus — Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg and Microsoft Corp. co-founder Bill Gates. Zuckerberg’s Startup: Education and Gates’ foundation have contributed a combined $9 million to the nonprofit EducationSuperHighway, a San Francisco-based nonprofit working to improve connectivity in schools. “When schools and teachers have access to reliable Internet connections, students can discover new skills and ideas beyond the classroom,” Zuckerberg said in a statement. The funds are expected to be used to provide technical expertise to schools and use competition to help drive costs down. It likely would cost billions to get highspeed Internet access to every school in America. President Barack Obama this past summer set a goal of having 99 percent of students connected to high-speed Internet connections within five years. Also, the Federal Communications Commission is weighing changes to a program to increase connectivity in schools. Today, about 80 percent of schools have Internet capabilities that are too slow or isolated to places like front offices and computer labs, said Richard Culatta, director of education technology at the Education Department. Many schools have the same amount of connectivity as an average home. That means several hundred kids or more operate on an Internet connection similar to that used in a house by four family members. That leads to networks that are slow and prone to crashing. “There are many examples of fantastic things happening across the country, but they are happening in places where infrastructure is in place that supports these types of innovations,” Culatta said. At Jamestown Elementary School in Arlington, Va., first and second graders use iPads to document the growth of caterpillars for a science project or record themselves reading out loud as they make electronic books. “It’s fun. You can draw and make books and movies,” said 7-year-old Braeden Meeker. “We learn writing and math. We learn a lot of things.” But one day in class, the system crashed when students tried to look up their house on a Google map. The district has upgraded to high-speed broadband, or Internet access that is always available and faster than dialup, in middle and high schools and is in the process of doing the same in elementary schools. The district’s goal is to assign a device to each student by 2017. In some districts, particularly rural ones, cost is a huge factor in getting access to lines that would bring broadband into schools. To buy the equipment and install Wi-Fi costs an estimated $30,000 to $50,000 per school and to run fiberoptics into the school can cost tens of thousands more per mile, said Evan Marwell, CEO of EducationSuperHighway.

Obama: Income inequality a defining challenge
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama prodded Congress to raise wages and secure the social safety net as he issued an overarching appeal Wednesday to correct inequalities that he said make it harder for a child to escape poverty. “That should offend all of us,” he declared. “We are a better country than this.” Focusing on the pocketbook issues that Americans consistently rank as a top concern, Obama argued that the dream of upward economic mobility is breaking down and that the growing income gap is a “defining challenge of our time.” “The basic bargain at the heart of our economy has frayed,” the president said in remarks at a nonprofit community center a short drive from the White House in one of Washington’s most impoverished neighborhoods. Though he offered no new initiatives, Obama blended a call for Congress to act on pending short-term economic measures with a long vision aimed at correcting a growing level of income inequality in the United States. The speech came amid public doubts over Obama’s stewardship of the economy, as his overall approval ratings sink and as he seeks to move past the health care troubles that have consumed his presidency in recent months. He acknowledged his administration’s “poor execution” in rolling out the flawed website that was supposed to be an easy portal for purchasing insurance, while blaming Republicans for a “reckless” shutdown of the government. “Nobody has acquitted themselves very well these past few months,” Obama said. “So it’s not surprising that the American people’s frustrations with Washington are at an all-time high.” Worse for Americans, he added, are their growing difficulties in trying to make ends meet no matter how hard they work. The speech coincided with growing national and international attention to economic disparities — from the writings of Pope Francis to the protests of fast-food workers in the U.S. The president cited the pope’s question of how it isn’t news when an elderly homeless person dies from exposure, but news when the stock market loses two points. And he noted that in the United States, a child born into the bottom 20 percent of income levels has less than a 5 percent chance of making it to the top income levels and is 10 times likelier to stay where he is — worse than other industrial countries such as Canada, Germany and France.

Top general to teens: Watch what you post online!
WASHINGTON (AP) — If they don’t believe their parents, maybe America’s teens will listen to the Pentagon’s top general. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey worried aloud Wednesday that the next generation of possible military recruits is ignorant about the damage that can come from showing bad or illegal behavior online. “I worry a bit about … the young men and women who are now in their teens, early teens, and who probably underestimate the impact of their persona in social media and what impact that could have later in life on things like security clearances and promotions” and so on, he told a conference in Washington. He said military officials have been considering the idea of giving people a “second start. In other words … say to young men and women, ‘You know what, you probably exposed some things in your social media persona … Twitter or Facebook … that would disqualify you, actually, from service. But we’re going to give you a shot at starting over … if you agree from this point forward to live to the

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State and national advocacy groups struck out against the measure, saying it would harm Ohio’s budding renewables industry, hike electricity bills for Ohio residents and businesses and favor politically generous utility executives over average consumers. The Union of Concerned Scientists submitted a petition to Seitz on Monday questioning the goals of the legislation. “Renewable energy generation in the Buckeye State has nearly tripled since 2008, and Ohioans are benefiting from downward pressure on wholesale electricity prices and reduced pollution,” the group wrote. “Energy efficiency programs have reduced energy demand by billions of kilowatt-hours and saved consumers millions of dollars. Ohio is now home to thousands of clean energy jobs thanks to the investments energy efficiency, solar, and wind companies have made in our communities,” they told Seitz. Meanwhile, the liberal think tank Innovation Ohio released a campaign finance analysis showing Ohio’s four major electric utilities have contributed nearly $2.7 million to gubernatorial and legislative candidates and state-


wide political parties in Ohio since May 2008. More than half of that went to current members of the Legislature, the review found. “The utilities, armed with a mountain of cash and an army of lobbyists, have spent five years giving generously to the very people who could enact a change in the law that would benefit their bottom lines while costing Ohioans more on their electricity bills and jeopardize jobs in the state’s emerging energy sector,” the report said. Seitz’s bill revisited a 2008 Ohio law under which utilities were required to produce 12.5 percent of their energy from renewable sources, such as wind, solar and hydropower, by 2025. Another 12.5 percent must come from so-called “advanced energy,” such as clean coal or a state-of-the-art nuclear reactor, in what’s been called the “25 by ‘25” standard. Seitz argues that Ohio’s in-state renewables mandates — which he labels “envirosocialist” — need to be addressed before they risk being declared unconstitutional, as similar rules have been elsewhere in the U.S. He said Wednesday he will proceed on the issue along three paths: pursuing a compromise on the sidelined bill; holding extensive hearings on separate

legislation that would completely wipe out the 2008 mandates; and mapping a legal strategy through meetings with interested parties aimed at “judicial invalidation” of Ohio’s mandates. “Approximately half the states that have renewable portfolio standard mandates have mandates that are less costly and less ambitious than Ohio’s,” Seitz said. “In most cases, those states’ mandates do not include unconstitutional and uneconomic requirements that renewable power emanate from sources located in that state, to the exclusion of cheaper sources from elsewhere in the United States.” It was not clear whether Gov. John Kasich, a fellow Republican, would go along with wiping out the mandates. The company Enerfab has scheduled a ribbon-cutting event in Seitz’s hometown today to tout an energy initiative backed by Kasich that could be jeopardized by the sidelined renewables legislation. The Kasich-backed law, which took effect in September 2012, bolstered market opportunities for energy-efficient combined heat and power systems by providing incentives paid for through Ohio electric utilities’ energy efficiency rebates. The governor’s energy adviser is expected at the event.

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set of values that we describe.” Officials later said there is no formal proposal on the table. Rather, Dempsey was merely expressing the growing challenge the military and other employers face assessing their recruiting pools in the no-holds-barred environment of the Internet. More than three-fourths of teenagers have a cellphone and use online social networking sites such as Facebook, according to the Pew Research Center’s Internet and American Life Project. Educators say kids have used their mobile phones to post everything from videos of school drug searches, to nude images of girlfriends or boyfriends. Most parents, they say, have no idea. According to recent polling from The Associated PressNORC Center for Public Affairs Research and MTV, young people say digital “abuse” — such as taunting someone online or threatening them — remains prevalent. Young people also report that they aren’t very offended by the slurs and mean-spirited videos they see on social networking sites that target minorities and overweight people.

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Freezing grain slightly decreases the potential for spoilage but is not needed for grain that is properly dried, aerated and managed. Because of possible problems, freezing grain is not encouraged. Condensation during aeration can be a problem in grain cooled well below freezing. It may be difficult to warm grain in the spring without condensation immediately freezing into ice. Frozen chunks of grain block aeration warming cycles and grain unloading. In the winter, operate aeration fans in frozen grain only with relatively dry air that is as colder than the grain. In the spring, start warming grain as soon as the average daily air temperatures are about 10 degrees warmer than the

grain to avoid excessive condensation and freezing. High airflow aeration for warming grain is advantageous because faster warming reduces the need for aerating in undesirable (particularly high humidity) weather. Observe dry grain in storage weekly during the critical fall and spring months when outside air temperatures are changing rapidly, and during the summer. Check at least every two weeks during the winter. Establish a regular day of the week and time of the day to check grain. For more information, go to this website: The Putnam County Extension Office will be offering a Soil Health & Cover Crop Workshop from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday. Cost is $30 and registration is required. Call the Extension office 419-523-6294 for details by Monday.

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I’m honored to be part of the farm bill conference committee and my goal – and that of my Senate colleagues – is to work with our House counterparts to send a common sense, bipartisan bill to the President. As negotiations continue, these are the top five priorities we must consider in the bill: First, I cannot support a bill that harms those in need or down on their luck. The proposed farm bill cuts the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, by nearly $40 billion, a proposal that will leave too many Americans hungry. Almost 90 percent of SNAP households are made up of seniors, the disabled, and families with children. For millions, SNAP helps buy groceries when wages are tight, savings have been depleted, and families are struggling to make ends meet. The House cuts are bad policy. Such a proposal, especially during the holiday season, is a non-starter. Second, we must improve the farm

safety net. As I’ve traveled the state, Ohio’s farmers have told me that they don’t need and don’t want direct farm payments. That’s why I introduced a bill with my Republican colleague, Senator John Thune (R-SD), to streamline the farm safety net, save taxpayers billions of dollars, and make farm programs more market-oriented. The Senatepassed farm bill builds on my legislation and ensures that production and planting decisions are determined by the market, not by a government program. Simply put, Ohio corn and soybean farmers must have a farm programs that separates planting decisions from government programs – programs that the House keeps while cutting SNAP. Third, the Senate’s farm bill also incorporates many portions of the Local Farms, Food, and Jobs Act that I introduced with many members of the Senate Agriculture Committee. This commonsense legislation connects farmers with new consumers who live nearby their farms. Expanding local farmers’ markets keeps more money in Ohio – strengthening our local economy – and increases

Ohioan’s access to nutritious, locallygrown food. Fourth, the Senate’s Rural Development title invests in our communities. Whether it is a water and sewer project in Henry County, a low interest loan to Buckeye Power, or bringing broadband to southeast Ohio, the farm bill must make sure our rural communities have the tools, programs, and capital they need to succeed. Finally, Ohio is home to approximately 130 companies that use agricultural crops to make new products ranging from natural pet foods, biobased paint, to soy ink and toner. These companies create jobs – and new markets for our farmers and our manufacturers. The Senate’s Farm Bill strengthens bio-based manufacturers and spurs new agricultural innovations. This farm bill affects all Ohioans. It is a jobs and innovation bill, an economic development bill, and, of course, about the food all of us eat. That’s why I will continue to fight to pass a comprehensive farm bill. It’s the responsible thing to do, and Ohio depends on it.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Fast & Furious” star Paul Walker was killed by injuries from both the impact and subsequent fire when the Porsche his friend was driving smashed into a light pole and tree, according to an autopsy released Wednesday. The actor died from the “combined effects of traumatic and thermal injuries,” according to the autopsy released by the Los Angeles County coroner’s office. The 2005 Porsche Carrera GT was driven by Roger Rodas, who was dead from “multiple traumatic injuries” before the car exploded in flames, the autopsy said. Results of toxicology testing will take another six to eight weeks. Walker starred in all but one of the six “Fast & Furious” blockbuster films that glorified fast cars and dangerous driving. Sheriff’s investigators are still trying to determine what caused Rodas to careen out of control Saturday. They have said speed was a factor in the crash about 30 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles. Meanwhile, Universal Pictures announced that it has shut down production for an unspecified time on “Fast & Furious 7.” The seventh installment of the street racings series started shooting in September and was on break for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Answers to Wednesday’s questions: According to scientists, dust particles and dish towel fibers inside the glass make champagne fizz. they found that if the glass was totally smooth and debris-free, carbon dioxide molecules in champagne would not bubble up; they would evaporate without ever being seen. There were no U.S. competitors in 1912 when swimming events for women were introduced at the Olympics because the United States wouldn’t permit women to compete in an event in which they couldn’t wear long skirts. Today’s questions: What was the first single-letter ticker symbol on the NASDAQ stock exchange? What popular fruit was declared a vegetable in a unanimous 1893 U.S. Supreme Court decision? Answers in Friday’s Herald.


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