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50¢ daily www.delphosherald.com BY NANCY SPENCER Herald Editor email@example.com DELPHOS — Those within the city limits of Delphos will see a 1/4-percent Income Tax Levy on the May Primary Ballot. Delphos City Council amended language on the measure Monday following recommendations by the Finance Committee, which met prior to the regular council session. Council brought the resolution off the table to make the changes and pass it. Language was changed to earmark the money from the increase for parks and recreation and also limit the income tax increase to three years. After three years, the measure can be placed on the ballot for renewal or allowed to expire. The ballot language now reads: “Shall the ordinance providing for a one-quarter (.25%) percent increase in taxation, from one and onehalf percent (1.5%) to one and three-quarters percent (1.75%) per annum, on income to provide funds for parks and recreation said levy commencing on July 1, 2014, and continuing thereafter for a period of three (3) years in accordance with law, be passed?” The levy, if passed, would raise approximately $400,000 in revenue. Councilman Mark Clement was fully behind the changes in the ballot language.
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“I think this is a much easier sell since it secures the parks and rec services rather than going into the General Fund where citizens don’t really know what happens to the money,” he said. Finance Committee Chair Josh Gillespie would also like to see council pass legislation outlining what council is prepared to do to balance the budget if the measure doesn’t pass. “We didn’t communicate the levy and what would happen one way or the other very well to our citizens the last time,” Gillespie said. “We need people to know exactly what is at stake.” Councilman Joe Martz agreed. “We need the quarter-percent income tax increase,” he said. “We’re not going to keep parks and rec people out there and lay off police officers.” Mayor Michael Gallmeier told council the list for candidates for the safety service director position has been narrowed to seven with interviews scheduled to whittle the list down to the top three. He asked a representative from council sit in on the subsequent Delphos native Julia Pohlman, left, is congratulated by fellow Colts cheerleader and interviews with the three before he chooses friend Ann Buck after learning she would appear in the Pro Bowl in Honolulu on Sunday. the new director. He also asked council to form a committee (Kasidee Karsten photo) to review the two letters of interest for the open 2nd Ward council seat. See COUNCIL, page 10
Pohlman to cheer at Pro Bowl
Information submitted Julia Pohlman, born and raised in Delphos, just completed her third season as an Indianapolis Colts cheerleader. This past December, the Colts organization announced that Julia, a squad captain, has been selected to represent the Colts at the 2014 Pro Bowl in Honolulu, Hawaii, on Sunday. One girl from each of the 26 cheerleading squads in the NFL are selected to attend this exciting week long event. “It is such an honor to have been selected to represent my teammates at Pro Bowl,” Pohlman said. “Words can’t express the emotion I felt when they announced my name at the game. I was overwhelmed with love from my teammates. I feel so blessed to have been given this opportunity and it is truly the best gift I could have ever been given. I want to
thank all of them for believing in me!” She has been given 12 routines to learn before arriving in Hawaii and has been working on them every day to make sure that she is prepared when she gets there. She continues with daily stretching, workout routines and clean eating to ensure that she is in prime condition for the game. Before becoming an Indianapolis Colts cheerleader, Pohlman graduated from St. John’s High School and then went on to receive her undergraduate degree from the University of Dayton, where she studied exercise science. From there, she went on to graduate from Ball State University with a master’s degree in sports administration. It was during her first year at Ball State she decided to audition for the Colts. She is the daughter of Keith and Mary Lou Pohlman
Library hosts ‘ductivities’
Erin Pohlman puts the finishing touches on a duct tape lanyard she made for her sister at the Delphos Public Library. Teens were invited to the library for “ductivities” Saturday. Find out more about upcoming teen activities by following the library Facebook page and visiting delphos.lib.oh.us.
Ohio proclaims State of Energy Emergency for propane deliveries
BY LINDSAY MCCOY DHI Correspondent firstname.lastname@example.org VAN WERT - The Ohio Propane Gas Association (OPGA) is working at all levels to relieve Ohioans and their fuel providers from the current distribution and infrastructure problems that have caused a large fuel shortage problem for portions of the United States. According to the OPGA, the country’s supply of propane is strong but is not currently located where it is needed. In the fall of 2013, abundant grain crops were being harvested simultaneously throughout the upper Midwest and this large, wet crop required massive amounts of propane in order to dry the crops for storage. This increased demand reduced propane inventories throughout the Midwest and has resulted in local fuel providers being forced to import propane from much farther distances if and when possible. “We have a great need during a huge shortage,” OGPA Executive Vice President David Field said. On Friday, Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) granted Van Wert County a waiver allowing propane truck drivers to drive extended hours and bypass the normal 36-hour resting period to increase the amount of propane coming into the county for an additional 30 days. Thanks to this ruling for Van Wert Propane Inc., which had been forced to make delivery cuts to customers, has now received three additional truck-loads of propane. “While this doesn’t help alleviate the shortage, it will help keep deliveries on schedule,” said Van Wert Emergency Management Director Rick McCoy, who applied for the recently received transportation limit waiver. “It is unknown at this time, though, if additional shipments will continue to come.” OPGA has continued to seek relief from state and federal Hours of Service restrictions to release other counties across Ohio from the set transportation limit. The Ohio State Emergency Management Agency contacted McCoy in concern of the recent shortages and then presented this information to Governor John R. Kasich for review. Late Saturday afternoon, a State of Energy Emergency for propane and heating oil was declared by Governor Kasich for the state of Ohio. This emergency declaration waived previous regulations still in place for many of Ohio’s 88 counties for motor carriers and drivers transporting propane and heating oil. “The big concern is this cold wave and getting enough shipments to keep up with the heating of homes and other facilities,” noted McCoy. See PROPANE, page 10
Locals hosting Chinese visitors
Much colder today and tonight and partly cloudy. A chance of snow showers today. Highs 10 to 15 and lows around -5. Windchills -10 to zero.
Beth Metzger of rural Delphos and her daughter, Lanette Shultz, were honored on Sunday evening to have seven guests from China. Pizza, the universal food, was served for supper. The guests, six students and their English teacher, are part of a group of 24 students and two teachers attending school at Temple Christian on Brower Road in Lima. They are all from the city of Fushun in the LioNing Province of northern China and the students are all 13 years old. Most of the visitors are staying in Lima-area homes. Lanette’s daughter, Kenzie Suever, is in the eighth grade at Temple Christian. Two boys and two girls are guests of the Shultz – Suever family, while Leo Yin, Eileen Zhou and their teacher, Jane Zhang, 42, are guests in the Metzger home. Above, front from left, Jane Zhang, Christine Sun and Eileen Zhou; and back, Andy Wang, Coffee Jin, Kenzie Suever and Leo Yin. Read more about our Chinese guests in THIS & THAT in Saturday’s edition of the Delphos Herald. (Delphos Herald/Helen Kaverman)
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Vol. 143 No. 156
Ervin ‘Butch’ E. Fabian
Sept. 19, 1943 Jan. 16, 2014
Joseph L. Osenga
Oct. 28, 1950 Jan. 19, 2014
Marcia L. Grone
May 13, 1967-Jan. 18, 2014 Marcia L. Grone, 46, of Delphos died at 5 a.m. Saturday at her residence surrounded by her loving family after battling cancer for the last five months. She was born May 13, 1967, in St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima, to Irvin and Mary (Baldauf) Grone, who survive in Delphos. Other survivors include her son, Zach Grone, at home in Delphos; his father, Nate Price of Fort Jennings; three sisters, Linda (Steve) Coil, Cindy (Kevin) Michel and Laurie (Ron) Culp of Delphos; a brother, Roger (Sara) Grone of Delphos; special friend, Clint Mox of Delphos; and eight nieces and nephews, Philip, Matt and Shannon Coil, Jeff, Jason and Rachel Michel and Aaron and Josh Culp. Marcia started working at Mary’s A&W at the age of 11 and was currently manager. She also took parttime work for several years with the Old Barn Out Back. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, a 1985 graduate of St. John’s High School and graduated from Lima Tech with a two-year degree. She enjoyed gardening and taking care of the flowers at A&W. She loved animals but most of all, she loved spending time with her son, Zach, and going to his sporting and school events. Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11 a.m. today at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, the Rev. Dave Rienhart officiating. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery. Preferred memorials are to the American Cancer Society, Delphos Hospice or Zach’s Education Fund. Leave condolences at harterandschier.com.
Norma A. Meyer
Nov. 16, 1932Jan. 18, 2014 Norma A. Meyer, 81, of Ottawa died at 9:40 a.m. Saturday at her residence. She was born Nov. 16, 1932, in Lima to Sylvester and Hilda (Schumaker) Schroeder, who preceded her in death. On Sept. 13, 1952, she married Daniel Meyer, who survives in Ottawa. Norma is also survived by two sons, Dean (Charlotte) Meyer and Mike (Pat) Meyer both of Ottawa; a daughter, Jill (Tom) Bullinger of Fort Jennings; seven grandchildren; a great-grandchild and one on the way; two stepgrandchildren; two stepgreat-grandchildren; a brother, Howard (Jeannie) Schroeder of Columbus Grove; and a sister, Virginia (Don) Holtkamp of Kalida. She is also preceded in death by a brother, Mark Schroeder. Norma was a homemaker. She was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Ottawa, and its Altar Rosary Society, Catholic Ladies of Columbia, Minister of Praise, Eucharistic Minister and a Mass server. She was a servant of God and servant of others. Norma was also president of Best Grandchildren’s Club and a member of CRHP Class Three. Mass of Christian Burial will begin 10 a.m. today at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Ottawa, with Fr. Matt Jozefiak officiating. Burial will follow at church cemetery. Memorials may be given to Putnam County Hospice or American Heart Association. Condolences may be expressed to: www.lovefuneralhome.com.
Dale J. Nienberg
Sept. 17, 1950Jan. 19, 2014 Dale J. Nienberg, 63, of Kalida died Sunday at his residence. He was born Sept. 17, 1950, in Lima to John Nienberg and Marcile (Elwer) Nienberg-Schmitz, who preceded him in death. He is survived by a nephew, Mike (Teresa) Nartker of New Riegel; a niece, Paula Nartker of New Riegel; five greatnieces; one great-greatnephew; and two greatgreat-nieces. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Susan Nartker. In 2003, after 30 years of teaching, coaching and administration, Dale retired as Kalida High School’s principal. He was a 1973 graduate of The Ohio State University, Columbus, and a member of The Ohio State University Alumni Association, the Van Wert and Paulding chapters. He was the president of the Putnam County Library, a Master Gardner and a member of the Kalida Lions Club. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Michael Catholic Church, Kalida, Father Mark Hoying officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday and 2-8 p.m. Thursday at Love Funeral Home, Ottawa. Memorials may be made to the Putnam County Library or Planned Pethood, P.O. Box 350908, Toledo 43635. Condolences can be expressed at www.lovefuneralhome.com.
Ervin “Butch” E. Fabian, 70, of Delphos died Thursday at his residence. He was born Sept. 19, 1943, in Convoy to Ervin “Dutch” and Elizabeth (Burk) Fabian, who preceded him in death. Survivors include his children, Keith (Maria) Fabian of Willcox, Ariz., Holly (Dave) Baird of Delphos, Stacy (Robert) Wilson of Convoy and Nicole Riley of Celina; stepchildren, Eunice Bernhardt of New Bremen, Texas, and Kevin Miller of Benson, Ariz.; brothers, Ed (Faith) Fabian of Convoy and Paul (Robin) Fabian of Van Wert; a sister, Donna Scott of Paulding; grandchildren, Ashley Nicole Tosh, Jamie Bennett, Derek Poling, Dallas Baird, Rachael Wilson, Christian Riley, Elizabeth Baird, Reanna Wilson, Deberah Wilson, Cade Riley, Andrew Siqueiros, Amanda Enrico and Raymi Rios; five greatgrandchildren; and his dog, “Bosco.” He was also preceded in death by a brother, Raymone E. Fabian. Fabian retired from Kennedy Kit Manufacturing in Van Wert. He was a United States Army veteran and a lifetime member of the Van Wert American Legion and V.F.W., where he was a member of the Color Guard. He was also a big supporter of giving blood to the American Red Cross. He had previously been a member of the Van Wert and Delphos Eagles. A Military Committal Service will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday at AlspachGearhart Funeral Home, Van Wert Friends may call from 1-4 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Preferred memorials are to the Van Wert American Legion or DAV.
Joseph L. Osenga, 63, of Fort Jennings died at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Ohio State University Hospital in Columbus. He was born Oct. 28, 1950, in Lima to Joseph E. and Mildred (Thatcher) Osenga. His father survives in Cloverdale and his mother preceded him in death. He married Susan Keeling on Dec. 12, 1980, and she survives in Fort Jennings. Mr. Osenga is also survived by his son, Brent (Bethann Martin) Osenga of Delphos; his daughter, Hollie Rust of Dayton; two brothers, Kim (Pam) Osenga of Van Wert and Scot (Marcia) Osenga of Van Wert; and four grandchildren, Cole Gasser, Skyler, Liberty and Piper Osenga. He was also preceded in death by his half-brother, Dennis Pollack. He was a member of the National Guard for six years and a 1968 graduate of Grover Hill. He had worked at Orbitron for 20 years, where he was the union president, on the union committee for many years and was highly respected for his leadership abilities. After the closing of Orbitron, he was currently working on his 19th year at Eaton. He truly enjoyed his grandchildren and his life revolved around his family. He enjoyed fishing, camping and traveling with his Susie. He was an avid Buckeye fan. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Father Chris Bohnsack officiating, at Harter and Schier Funeral Home with visitation one hour prior to the service. Burial will take place at Walnut Grove Cemetery. Visitation will also be from noon-3 p.m. and 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the family. ST. RITA’S Online condolences may A girl was born Jan. 15 to Mallorie and Ryan Calvelage of be left at www.harterandschiOttoville. er.com. A girl was born Jan. 16 to Jessica and Brian Binkley of Spencerville. A girl was born Jan. 17 to Heather and Russell Hamilton 133 E. Main St., Van Wert of Ottoville.
WEATHER FORECAST Tri-county Associated Press TODAY: Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of snow showers. Much colder. Highs 10 to 15. North winds 10 to 20 mph. Wind chills 10 below to zero. TONIGHT: Very cold. Partly cloudy. Lows around 5 below. Northwest winds around 5 mph shifting to the southwest after midnight. WEDNESDAY: Cloudy. A 50 percent chance of snow in the afternoon. Highs around 15. Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph. Wind chills 10 below to 20 below zero in the morning. WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Cold. Cloudy with a 40 percent chance of snow showers. Lows 5 to 10 above. West winds 10 to 15 mph. Wind chills 10 below to zero. THURSDAY: Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of snow showers. Highs around 15. THURSDAY NIGHT: Partly cloudy. Lows around 10 below. FRIDAY: Mostly sunny. Breezy. Highs around 15. FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT: Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of snow. Windy. Lows 10 to 15. Highs in the upper 20s.
Driver fails to yield exiting lot causing crash
No citations were issued in a two-vehicle crash investigated by Delphos Police at approximately 9:44 p.m. Sunday on Gressel Drive. According to the report, a vehicle driven by Alan Miller, 57, of Columbus Grove was traveling north on Gressel Drive and attempting to make a right-hand turn into the Lakeview Farms parking lot when his vehicle collided with another driven by Jon Minard, 42, of Mount Vernon, who was exiting the parking lot and failed to yield to the Miller auto. The vehicle collided head-on with minor damage to the Miller auto and damage to the headlight, bumper and hood of the Minard auto. No one was injured.
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Bryan Area Foundation awards grant to 4-H Camp Palmer pool
Information submitted BRYAN — The Grant Making Committee of the Bryan Area Foundation has given a grant to 4-H Camp Palmer in the amount of $25,000. These funds will be used to support the replacement of a new swimming pool at camp. The Bryan Area Foundation grant will be used to fund construction of the new pool. Also, the grant will encourage similar support in the effort to replace a pool that was originally built in 1957. Last year, the 4-H Camp Palmer Board decided to choose a design build process and voted to hire The Patterson Company as the builder along with consultant Kurt Carmen. “This grant award is a great boost toward the fund raising efforts toward this project. We are extremely grateful to Bryan Area Foundation,” said Bill Goodson, Executive Director of 4-H Camp Palmer. The new pool will have a number of new features including: expanded deck, much wider pool (75 foot length by 42 foot wide), step entrance, accessible pool lift, water volleyball, sprayers and more. The Bryan Area Foundation is a publicly supported foundation using donations to accomplish diverse philanthropic goals. Since its founding in 1969, the Bryan Area Foundation has contributed over $7.6 million to a wide spectrum of community based projects and programs. For more information on the Foundation, visit the organization’s website at bryanareafoundation.org. 4-H Camp Palmer is accepting continuing donations to support the replacement of the camp’s pool. Currently about 40 percent of funds ($200,000 raised thanks to many generous donors of the estimated $495,000 needed) have been raised with an anticipated new pool in place by summer of 2015. The demand and use of 4-H Camp Palmer has grown steadily since 1947 serving over 295,000 regional youth. 4-H Camp Palmer is a place where adventure and excitement of discovery merge to lift minds of 21,000 camper days of youth and adults annually 4-H Camp Palmer has also organized a brick memorial fundraiser to support the pool fund. A 22 x22-foot patio will be built surrounding the camps flagpole at the center of camp. Dedicated 8x8-inch bricks can be purchased by individuals or businesses. For more information on ways to support 4-H Camp Palmer pool project or order your memorial brick please call 419-237-2247 or email: email@example.com.
Private police exempt from records law
COLUMBUS (AP) — Under current state law, more than 800 privately employed Ohio police officers who carry guns, use deadly force, and search, detain, and arrest people are allowed to keep their records secret, even from crime victims. The private police officers, who work for 39 employers made up of mostly private universities and hospitals, are — like their employers — exempt from the public-records laws that public-sector police agencies must follow. Critics, including Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, say it’s time to demand the same accountability and transparency from private police officers. “The public policy is clear, that the state is giving them the same power as (public) police departments. For all other purposes, we should be treating them the same insofar as openness and giving the public information,” DeWine said. DeWine told The Columbus Dispatch that he will ask state legislators to change Ohio law to make private police forces subject to public-records laws. “It’s hard to envision the legislature would intend private police to make an arrest and that they should be treated differently than a police officer for the city of Columbus,” he said. Records with the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy show that there are 814 state-trained and certified officers on the job with 17 hospitals and health-care systems, 16 private universities, three railroads, an arboretum and a bank. They’re allowed to make a felony arrest anywhere, anytime. Of public-records requests filed with all 16 private university police departments and three Columbus-area hospital systems by the Dispatch, just one — the Licking Memorial Hospital — provided copies of reports on arrests made by their officers in 2013. Fourteen of them largely said they are private and have no duty to turn the records over, while one agency didn’t have any arrests.
Last weekend to see ‘Avenue Q’
BY P.S. LUHN It’s always fun to go to a play that features people you know. Especially very talented people. And it’s a great joy to either see something you’re very familiar with, making it easy to catch the subtle nuances you may have overlooked before. But sometimes it’s very nice to be totally surprised by something completely new and different. This feeling is the one many Van Wert Civic Theatre patrons may experience as they discover the current VWCT production, “Avenue Q”. “Avenue Q” is a musical that takes a lot of chances; stretches the envelope. You will see things on stage which will challenge your ability to suspend disbelief. It may encourage you to dig deep to keep the story and message foremost in your conscience while disbelief threatens to force its way in. Originally, inspired by a book by Jeff Whitty and scored and scripted by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx, this musical started as an idea for a television series. “Avenue Q” was quickly adapted for the stage and, after a brief stint off-Broadway, made its Broadway debut in 2003. The unique ideas presented in a simplistic, yet complicated manner, soon made fans and ran for a very-respectable 2,534 performances over six years. The play itself features Muppet-like characters who say and do the most outrageous things. And they do them without benefit of the usual staging for puppets. The actors “playing” the characters roam the stage with them voicing them and giving them movement and personality. You can’t miss the actors, but you are soon drawn into the story and the Avenue Q residents’ personalities. The cast of Sesame Street wannabes bring their insecurities, and dreams to life in a way that is often blunt, profane and shocking. This is definitely not Sesame Street! This story explores the coming-of-age many youth must endure, including racism, love and one’s purpose in life. The story is sometimes a bit off-putting, perhaps edgy, but throughout, the writers have allowed the actors to infuse vitality and personality into their characters. I must admit I did not find this script appealing. To each his own. But I knew that I would be entertained and delighted by the efforts of this talented cast and crew. Directed by Jerry Zimmerman, assisted by Linda McClure, the cast featured crafty veterans of the stage. Zimmerman gives himself one of
the most important parts, because he knows he can make his “Princeton” spring to life. But he also has pros such as Dan Basinger, Roger Rex, Kristin Lee, Nick McClellan and Mark Sampson to work with. All these stars shone brightly. I expected them to knock me out and they delivered. This cast transitioned smoothly from start to finish. The music, directed by Dee Fisher, was smooth and unobtrusive and highly professional. The voices were powerful when they needed to be and muted when it made sense. I would be remiss if I did not mention the surprise performance that stood out for me. Perhaps it was that I had not seen her before. Perhaps it was because I may have expected less from the character “Kate Monster” than I got. I was very impressed with both by Jamie Allen’s range and spot on pitch. She is a young talent VWCT should encourage. I was only disappointed when she sang a trio with Zimmerman and Rex, “I Wish I Could Go Back to College.” The three made a nice picture, and harmonized almost perfectly. I did wish, however, that Allen’s character were not so far upstage. I felt at times she was fighting to match the intensity of the others’ powerful voices. There is one “guest celebrity” portrayed. I won’t give him away. But you can go and see for yourself. Cedric Reeder plays “Gary” with enthusiasm and an often beautiful voice. He got off to a very slow start, losing the orchestra and his pitch, but gradually slid into his role gracefully. I think as the run of the show progresses he will have a little more fun with his character. I had concerns about the supposedly straight-backed, Midwestern, aging audience at VWCT. Is this show too much controversy? Too many crude references and words? Zimmerman et al have found a way to subtly tone down the New York hip. In addition, I believe that because it’s puppets, the storm is softened. At any rate, this audience loved the show and so did I. Were we offended? Not so much. I told a cast member following the production, “Hated the script, loved your show.” I came away with a greater appreciation for the Avenue Q story. This group made a believer out of this audience member. If you get the chance, let this cast of stars work their magic on you, too. “Avenue Q” continues through Sunday. Call the box office at 419-238-9689 for reservations and visit vwct.org for more information.
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Information submitted VAN WERT — Van Wert County Hospital will offer Active Parenting Now! — a free workshop for parents of children ages 5-12. The six-session video and discussion program will be held on Thursday evenings. Beginning this Thursday for six weeks, each session will be held in the hospital’s conference room B&C from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Van Wert 3 CONVENIENT Hospital is located at 1250 S. LOCATIONS Washington St. IN LIMA This parenting workshop is funded by a grant provided •Elizabeth at Market by the Ohio Children’s Trust Fund. The mission of the Ohio Children’s at Trust Fund •Allentown Cable (OCTF) is to take a leadership role and be a catalyst •Bellefontaine in preventing child abuse and Kibby neglect at in Ohio. For more information about this class, visit www.vanwerthospital.org. Registration is required and can be made by calling 419-238-8672.
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‘Ride Along’ rolls into No. 1 spot
LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Ride Along” arrived in first place at the weekend box office. The Universal buddy cop comedy featuring Kevin Hart and Ice Cube debuted with $41.2 million, according to studio estimates Sunday. The strong opening for “Ride Along” marks the biggest debut for a film released during Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend and puts it on track to top the $40.1 million record set by the 2008 monster movie “Cloverfield” for the biggest opening of January. “It certainly appears with business at this level and with a CinemaScore of A and our exit polls supporting that, it’s safe to say we’ll break a few records,” said Nikki Rocco, head of distribution for Universal. “Ride Along” is the first starring role for Hart, whose box-office status has been on the rise since the success of his 2013 stand-up film “Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain” and memorable stints in such movies as “Think Like a Man,” ”This Is the End” and “Grudge Match.” “He’s everywhere it seems,” said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst for box-office tracker Rentrak. “I know he was co-starring with Ice Cube in ‘Ride Along,’ but this really was marketed as a Kevin Hart movie. There’s no question he’s a movie star now who doesn’t require any qualifications before his name.” In second place, Universal’s Navy SEAL drama “Lone Survivor” starring Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch and Ben Foster earned $23.2 million in its second weekend in wide release, bringing its domestic total to $74 million. Open Road Films’ animated film “The Nut Job” featuring the voices of Will Arnett and Brendan Fraser opened in third place with $20.6 million. The weekend’s other major new releases, Paramount’s spy series reboot “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit” and the Fox horror flick “Devil’s Due,” respectively opened in fourth and seventh place. “Jack Ryan,” which stars Chris Pine in the titular role, debuted with a disappointing $17.2 million. The film directed by and also featuring Kenneth Branagh performed better overseas, where it nabbed $22.2 million in 29 international markets. “Devil’s Due” featuring Zach Gilford and Allison Miller as parents expecting their first child amid spooky occurrences birthed $8.5 million in its opening weekend. Several films nominated for Academy Awards last week received a bump at the North American box office following their nods on Thursday, including “American Hustle” in sixth place with $10.6 million, “August: Osage County” in eighth place with $7.6 million and “The Wolf of Wall Street” in ninth place with $7.5 million. “The Wolf of Wall Street” also scored $27 million in 19 international territories. The best picture contenders “Gravity,” ”Captain Phillips,” ”12 Years a Slave” and “Dallas Buyers Club” were all rereleased in theaters this weekend following their Oscar nominations. “Gravity” is up with “American Hustle” for the most trophies with 10 nominations each at the 86th annual ceremony set for March 2. “The Oscars definitely have an impact on studios’ decision-making process,” said Dergarabedian. “These are movies that would normally be played out, finished, pretty much done in terms of box office, and now they’re getting a completely new lease on life.”
Jack and Jane Leininger of Delphos announce the engagement of their daughter, Jodi L., to John P. Greco, son of John and Sherry Greco and the late Melanie Greco. The couple will exchange vows on March 22 at Staughbaugh Center, Youngstown. The bride-elect is a graduate of St. John’s High School and the University of Toledo. She is a substitute teacher at Boardman Local Schools in Youngstown. Her fiance is a graduate of Boardman High School, Youngstown, and the University of Toledo. He is an offensive lineman for the Cleveland Browns.
Producers pick ‘12 Years a Slave’ and ‘Gravity’ 10 things to look for in 2014 at the movies
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — For the past six years, every feature film chosen by the Producers Guild of America for its top honor has gone on to win the best-picture prize at the Academy Awards. Sunday night, Steve McQueen’s historical epic “12 Years a Slave” and Alfonso Cuaron’s space odyssey “Gravity” tied for the guild’s highest honor. While an Oscar tie is unlikely, the rare PGA split keeps the Academy Awards race wide open in one of the tightest three-way battles in years. It may have been shut out by the producers, but David O. Russell’s con caper “American Hustle” still remains very much in the running following a week of big showings at the Golden Globes, Oscar nominations and Screen Actors Guild Awards. Rounding out the 10 nominees in the PGA’s feature category were “American Hustle,” ”Blue Jasmine,” ”Captain Phillips,” ”Dallas Buyers Club,” ”Gravity,” ”Nebraska,” ”Saving Mr. Banks,” and “The Wolf of Wall Street.” NEW YORK (AP) — Hollywood may be hoping for a little less drama in 2014. 2013 was a tale of two cinemas. Blockbusters like “The Lone Ranger” and “After Earth” flopped spectacularly while many in the industry (including Steven Spielberg) bemoaned the increasingly commercial trajectory of the studios. And yet by the end of the year, Hollywood had set a record with nearly $11 billion in revenue, while critics hailed the year’s crop — from “Gravity” to “12 Years a Slave” to “Inside Llewyn Davis” — as one of the best in years. The movie business remains, as ever, an incomprehensible Jekyll and Hyde act of up and down, hit and bomb. How will 2014 unfold? The plot, at least, will be unchanged. However much some would like to see a new rhythm to Hollywood’s seasonal cycle, the year will move to the familiar pattern of sketchy spring releases, summer superhero blockbusters and fall awards-contenders. Here are 10 things to look for at the movies in 2014: STELLAR SCI-FI Anticipation runs especially high for “Interstellar” (Nov. 7), Christopher Nolan’s deep space travel adventure starring Matthew McConaughey. Nolan, the director of “Inception” and “The Dark Knight,” is one of few directors whose name alone makes fanboys salivate. His imprimatur promises a cinematic experience (he likes to shoot with IMAX cameras) that few today can match. Nolan’s name also looms large in “Transcendence” (April 18), which he produced. The artificial intelligence tale, starring Johnny Depp and Rebecca Hall, is the directorial debut of Nolan’s longtime cinematographer Wally Pfister. Other science-fiction entries in 2014 include a reboot of “Robocop” (Feb. 12), a futuristic, time-traveling war film with Tom Cruise; “Edge of Tomorrow” (June 6), the Wachowskis’ latest fantasy oddity, “Jupiter Ascending” (July 18); and Ryan Gosling’s directorial debut “How to Catch a Monster” (no date yet), a less effect-heavy domestic drama that tunnels into an underwater realm. HOLD-OVERS FROM 2013 This year will benefit from last year’s unusually good leftovers. George Clooney’s World War II art rescue tale “The Monuments Men” will open Feb. 7 after being delayed from December. James Grey’s Ellis Island drama “The Immigrant” (undated), starring Joaquin Phoenix and Marion Cottilard, could emerge as an Oscar dark horse after earning acclaim on the festival circuit. Bennett Miller’s “Foxcatcher,” featuring a dark turn from Steve Carell, will bow sometime in 2014. “Grace of Monaco,” with Nicole Kidman as Grace Kelly, opens March 14. The schedule for 2014 will doubtless contain its own shifts, too. The seventh “Fast & Furious” film, planned for July, was moved to 2015 following the death of star Paul Walker in November. MARVEL’s EXPANDING UNIVERSE Marvel’s world domination continues with “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” (April 4), “The Amazing SpiderMan 2” (May 2), “X-Men: Days of Future Past” (May 23) and “Guardians of the Galaxy” (Aug. 1). The last, the lone nonsequel, represents Marvel’s reach for another ensemble team-up film, and, with a cast including Chris Pratt and Bradley Cooper, perhaps something a little different than its usual output. MUSICALS SING AGAIN Though 2013 contained no major live-action musical, several are coming this year. Clint Eastwood, of all people, directs the screen adaptation of the hit production about Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons in “Jersey Boys” (June 20). “Annie” (Dec. 19), produced by Will Smith and Jay Z, will get a contemporary update with “Beasts of the Southern Wild” star Quvenzhane Wallis as the titular orphan. Rob Marshall (“Chicago”) will transfer James Lapine and Steven Sondheim’s Grimm fable “Into the Woods” to the big screen (Dec. 25), with Meryl Streep as the Witch and Depp as the Big Bad Wolf. The Muppets, too, will be back in “Muppets Most Wanted” (March 21), a caper where Jim Henson’s furry troupe travels to Europe. And not yet dated is John Carney’s “Once” follow-up, “Can a Song Save Your Life?” a similarly naturalistic musical starring Keira Knightley as an aspiring singer and
——— Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Hollywood.com. Where available, latest international numbers are also included. Final domestic figures will be released today. 1. “Ride Along,” $41.2 million. 2. “Lone Survivor,” $23.2 million ($6 million international). 3. “The Nut Job,” $20.6 million. 4. “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit,” $17.2 million ($22.2 million international). 5. “Frozen,” $12 million ($24.6 million international). 6. “American Hustle,” $10.6 million ($12 million international). 7. “Devil’s Due,” $8.5 million ($2 million international). 8. “August: Osage County,” $7.6 million ($13 million international). 9. “The Wolf of Wall Street,” $7.5 million ($27 million international). 10. “Saving Mr. Banks,” $4.1 million. ——— Estimated weekend ticket sales at international theaters (excluding the U.S. and Canada) for films distributed overseas by Hollywood studios, according to Rentrak: 1. “The Wolf of Wall Street,” $27 million. 2. “Frozen,” $24.6 million. 3. “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit,” $22.2 million. 4. “Boonie Bears,” $14 million. 5. “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” $10.9 million. 6. “Despicable Me 2,” $9 million. 7. “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,” $8 million. 8. “12 Years a Slave,” $7 million. 9. “Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones,” $6 million. 10. “47 Ronin,” $5.5 million.
Wedding insurance expands as nuptials get pricier
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Worried about the groom getting cold feet? There’s an insurance policy for that. With the cost of the average American wedding reaching about $26,000, insurers have been selling a growing number of policies to protect against losses from extreme weather, illness and, in one firm’s case, even a sudden change of heart. Cheryl Winter spent $500 for Hartford-based Travelers Cos. Inc. to cover her daughter’s $50,000 destination wedding last October in New Orleans, where her biggest concern was a potential hurricane. The weather cooperated, but the limousine never showed up. Her daughter took a taxi cab to the church, and they used the insurance policy to claim the deposit money they couldn’t get back from the limo driver. “No one wants to be walking in the French Quarter in a long gown and high heels,” said Winter, who lives in the Houston area. The insurance is offered by a small number of U.S. companies. Insurers declined to pro-
vide data on the number of customers beyond saying they are growing steadily. It can cover losses from issues ranging from bankrupt wedding halls to cancelations forced by unexpected military deployments. Travelers says issues with vendors account for about a quarter of the claims, with most of those related to issues with photographers or videographers. For Travelers, an insurance giant with annual revenue of $26 billion, the policies will not make or break the bottom line. But the wedding insurance it began selling in 2007 is also a way to connect with a couple who might later think of the company for home insurance and other life milestones. “It could be the beginning of a relationship with a young couple,” said Ed Charlebois, a Travelers vice president for personal insurance. Wedsafe, backed by Aon, also offers wedding insurance, which differs little from the specialty insurance that firms may offer for other kinds of events and celebrations.
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By JIM METCALFE Staff Writer email@example.com COLDWATER — It’s never been about effort for the St. John’s girls basketballers this 2013-14 campaign as they have struggled to a 4-10 record coming into Monday night’s Midwest Athletic Conference clash at The Palace of Coldwater High School. It’s been about confidence, especially at the offensive end, and that trend continued in a 55-39 loss. The game was postponed from Jan. 2 due to weather. “We just aren’t where we need to be with our confidence on the offensive end. We’ve been working at it and striving for it but it’s not quite there yet,” Jays mentor Dan J. Grothouse explained. “We have glimpses of Geise where it starts to come together and then we have those killer droughts. Like tonight, we’d have a drought and they’d build a lead; we’d come back and then have another drought. It’s a lack of consistency.” The Cavaliers (10-4, 4-1) scored the first 10 points of the contest, using its 2-2-1 denial and trapping pressure in the full-court and a half-court man, with Lauren Leugers (11 points, 9 boards before fouling out) scoring six of those points. The Jays (4-11, 2-3 MAC) finally broke on the board with a free toss by sophomore Sydney Fischbach (11 counters, 12 boards) at 3:17. The only thing that went right for the Jays in the opener was they got the Cavaliers in foul trouble, getting into the 1-and-1 with 18.6 ticks left on the clock. After the hosts grabbed a 16-2 edge on a basket by Sarah Kanney (14 counters, 7 steals, 4 boards), the Jays received two singles by sophomore Rachel Pohlman at 18.6 ticks and a buzzer-beating putback by freshman Jessica Geise (13 markers, 8 caroms) to get within 16-6. The Jays didn’t take advantage of their free throws, hitting 4-of-9 in the first period (9-of-22 overall for 40.9 percent). The Blue and Gold continued to get Coldwater in deeper foul trouble in period two (15 fouls by halftime), with two players picking up their third fouls and three their second. However, they hit only 4-of-10 freebies in the span. The Cavaliers still managed to soar out to a 27-11 edge on a 3-pointer by Erica Sudhoff at the 2-minute mark before St. John’s closed with a 7-2 rush, including back-to-back layins by Fischbach at 1:24 and 1:00, to be within 27-18 before Karla Borgerding’s two free shots at 48.3 ticks made it 29-18. Once more, as in the first period, the Jays came out of the gate with a 2:10 drought, allowing the Orange and Black to get a 35-18 edge on two Kanney foul shots at the 6-minute mark. The Cavaliers also shored up their defense without fouling. Coldwater’s biggest lead was 17 points — the latter at 41-24 on 1-of-2 free throws by Hannah Bruns (6 rebounds) at 2:25. The Jays finished off the third with a 4-0 mini-spurt in the last 1:25: a Geise 8-footer and a Fischbach drive at 56.3 ticks; to get within 41-28. See period three for what happened in the fourth: an opening scoring drought of 4:34. That allowed Coldwater to erect a 49-28 edge — again using its full-court pressure — on a free throw by Leugers. Geise scored five markers and senior Brooke Zuber four down the stretch to close the contest for the guests. “We’ve had great effort all season; we’ve competed hard all year, especially the last several games,” Grothouse added. “The sad part is we have nothing to show for it. We do some good things but we can’t sustain them, then when we miss a shot, have a turnover or miss a rebound, it all seems to snowball. It remains a work in progress.” St. John’s finished shooting 15-of-43 from the field (missing all 7 3-pointers) for 34.9 percent; staying even on the glass against the bigger Cavaliers, losing the battle 35-31 (12-14 offensively); and adding 22 miscues and 17 fouls. Coldwater notched 20-of-44 shooting (2-of-6 3-balls) for 45.5 percent; 13-of-23 at the stripe (56.5%); and with 20 miscues and 21 fouls. Joelle Hemmelgarn dished five assists, while 6-2 Denise Schwieterman Sydney added six boards. Fischbach In junior varsity action, the Cavaliers improved to 11-3 (4-1 MAC) with a 32-26 win. Morgan Grunden was high scorer with 12. For the Jays (9-6, 2-3), Emilee Grothouse and Samantha Wehri each tallied eight. St. John’s hosts St. Henry Thursday.
VARSITY ST. JOHN’S (39) Tara Vorst 0-0-0, Rebekah Fischer 0-0-0, Emilie Fischbach 0-0-0, Brooke Zuber 2-0-4, Madilynn Schulte 0-1-1, Rachel Pohlman 0-3-3, Erica Saine 0-00, Amanda Boberg 1-0-2, Halie Benavidez 0-2-2, Jessica Geise 6-1-13, Lexie Hays 1-1-3, Sydney Fischbach 5-1-11. Totals 15-0-9/22-39. COLDWATER (55)
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FORT JENNINGS — Columbus Grove started off with a 14-4 lead after one and went on to down Fort Jennings 63-41 in Putnam County League girls basketball action Monday night inside “The Fort” of Fort Jennings High School. Leading the way for the Lady Bulldogs was Julia Wynn with 15 markers, along with 14 from Lynea Diller and 11 by Jade Clement. Guiding The Lady Musketeers was Kylie Jettinghoff with 13, along with nine from Cassie Lindeman. The Bulldogs notched 26-of-60 shooting, 3-of-8 downtown, for 43.3 percent; 8-of-15 at the line (53.3%); with 23 boards (7 offensive) as Wynn and Sammi Stechschulte had nine each; and with 11 errors. Kyrah Yinger had six assists.
COLUMBUS GROVE (63) 2-pt. 3-pt. FT Pts. Sydney McCluer 2-1-2-9, Jade Clement 4-1-0-11, Sammi Stechschulte 1-0-0-2, Rachel Schumacher 1-0-2-4, Julia Wynn 6-0-3-15, Kyrah Yinger 1-0-0-2, Lynea Diller 7-0-0-14, Brooke Hoffman 1-1-0-5, Brooke Endicott 0-0-0-0, Mackenzie Wurth 0-0-0-0. Totals 23-3-8-63. FORT JENNINGS (41) 2-pt. 3-pt. FT Pts. Cassie Lindeman 3-0-3-9, Emily Kehres 2-0-1-5, Erin Osting 0-0-1-1, Jessie Young 0-0-0-0, Keri Eickholt 1-0-0-2, Alyssa Schimmoeller 0-0-00, Gabby Clippinger 3-0-2-8, Jenna Calvelage 1-0-1-3, Min Metcalfe 0-0-0-0. Totals 10/35-1/7-7/14-30. Score By Quarters: Columbus Grove 14 18 15 16 - 63 Fort Jennings 4 10 11 16 - 41
The Lady Musketeers finished 41-of-16 shooting, 0-of-5 from 3-land, for 39 percent and 9-of-22 from the line (40.9%); grabbing 30 rebounds (5 offensive) as Jettinghoff and Lindeman added four each; and 18 turnovers. The Lady Musketeers visit Ottoville Thursday, while the Bulldogs visit Spencerville
Lady Knights pull away from Lady Jays
By LARRY HEIING DHI Correspondent email@example.com CONVOY — The St. John’s girls basketball team hung with the Crestview Knights for most of their game at Crestview Saturday evening at “The Castle” to kick off a varsity girls-boys doubleheader. ”We played well for the first three quarters,” Blue Jay coach Dan Grothouse said. “Our team just didn’t have consistency today to put them away.” Crestview pulled away in the end for the 45-32 non-conference victory. The Lady Jays started well in the first quarter with buckets from Jessica Geise and Lexie Hays for a 2-point lead. After a free throw by Crestview’s Emily Bauer, Sydney Fischbach’s layin and a triple by Madilynn Schulte extended St. John’s lead to six points. Crestview’s Mackenzie Riggenbach hit a pull-up jumper before the first quarter ended with the Knights trailing 9-5. St. John’s full-court pressure defense lead to a steal by Rachel Pohlman and a bucket by Geise for their largest lead of the game at six. Crestview started to come back — not from the field but from the charity stripe, scoring four freebies around two from Hays and a Lindsey Motycka rebound and coastto-coast driving layup at the other end cut the lead to two. Geise connected for two and Crestview got two more points from the foul line by Bauer. The Knights finally caught the Jays with 2:15 left in the half when Riggenbach scored on a give-and-go around the post. Both teams exchanged two made free throws and headed to the locker room tied at 17. The third period opened with Bauer picking up her third foul and Hays made one free throw for the lead. Motycka made an old-fashioned 3-point play with a bank shot and foul. The Lady Jays also started to get in foul trouble with both Fischbach and Tara Vorst picking up their third fouls. An assist from Riggenbach to Terra Crowle for an easy bucket pushed the Crestview lead to four. Brooke Zuber drained a 3-ball with 1:31 left in the period but the Knights answered with a deuce from Motycka. St. John’s crept back within one on a turnaround in the paint from Erica Saine. The third quarter ended just like the second with both teams making a pair of free throws, with Crestview holding onto a slim 26-25 lead. The Blue Jays stayed within striking distance and tied the score at 30 with a trey from Saine in the fourth. Then things began to fall apart for the Lady Jays defensively when the Knights got a 3-point play, followed by a steal by Riggenbach for the coast-to-coast layin. Riggenbach continued to wreak havoc on the Jays’ offense, breaking up a pass, with Kennis Mercer picking up the loose ball and passing to Bauer for the bucket at the other end. The Knights continued to play aggressive defense for the remainder of the game to pull away and outscore the Jays 19-7 in the final eight minutes for the win. “We kept looking for a big basket in the fourth quarter to get us back in the game and we couldn’t get one. Give our girls credit, though — we battled the whole game; Crestview has too many weapons and just wore us down,” Grothouse added. The Knights had three players in double digits with 14 points from Bauer, 13 from Motycka and Riggenbach’s 10. The Lady Jays were led by Geise’s nine points and Lexie Hays added eight. In the rebounding department, both teams were almost identical with the Knights grabbing 16 boards compared to 15 by the Lady Jays.
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Eagles soar over Big Green
By BOB WEBER DHI Correspondent firstname.lastname@example.org OTTOVILLE — Saturday night saw one of the better area boys basketball teams brave the weather and travel to take on the Ottoville Big Green at the L.W. Heckman Gymnasium. The Liberty-Benton Eagles brought their very experienced squad to Putnam County and came away with a convincing 60-44 win over the Big Green. The Eagles started quickly with some long-range shooting as seniors John Darnall and Zach Garver connected on three 3-pointers, giving the visitors a 13-5 lead after the first quarter. The Big Green could only connect on one field goal in the first quarter; however, they were able to get the Eagles into early foul trouble as Garver and senior Adam Cytlak picked up two early fouls. Veteran head coach Steve Williman had to go to his bench early and it seemed to slow down the early momentum the Eagles had in the first quarter. The Big Green tried to take advantage and junior Brandt Landin led the attack with seven of his nine first-half points in the second quarter. With about four minutes to go in the first half, Williman had seen enough and reinserted both Cytlak and Garver. They both played out the half without getting their third foul and Garver hit a big 3-ball at the end of the second quarter to help the Eagles go into the locker room with a 24-15 lead. The second half saw the Big Green try to stage a valiant comeback on the Eagles as senior Luke Schimmoeller led the attack with seven points in the third quarter. However, the closer the Big Green got, the bigger the shots came from the Eagles with Cytlak, Darnall and Garver notching 3-balls and allowing the visitors to outscore the Big Green 17-14 in the quarter and push their lead out to 41-29 after three quarters of play. The fourth quarter saw the veteran leadership of the Eagles as they played keepaway from the Big Green for most of the quarter. With the Big Green trying to come away with some
VARSITY ST. JOHN’S (32) Brooke Zuber 1-0-3, Erica Saine 2-05, Jessica Geise 4-1-9, Lexie Hays 1-6-8, Sydney Fischbach 2-0-4, Madilynn Schulte 1-0-3, Halie Benavidez 0-0-0, Tara Vorst 0-0-0. Totals 11-7-32. CRESTVIEW (45) Terra Crowle 1-0-2, Kennis Mercer 0-3-3, Mackenzie Riggenbach 3-4-10, Emily Bauer 3-814, Lindsay Motycka 6-1-13, Kiersten Hicks 1-13. Totals 14-17-45. Score by Quarters: St. John’s 9 8 8 7 - 32 Crestview 5 12 9 19 - 45 Three-point goals: St. John’s, Saine, Schulte, Zuber; Crestview, none. ——JUNIOR VARSITY ST. JOHN’S (28) Emilee Grothouse 2-0-6, Maddie Pohlman 1-0-2, Sam Kramer 3-1-7, Samantha Wehri 2-1-7, Colleen Schulte 1-3-6, Totals 9-5-28. CRESTVIEW (34) Leslie Skelton 3-2-8, Claire Zaleski 3-4-10, Kenadie Speith 1-1-3, Maci Baker 4-5-13, Kristen Etzler 0-0-0, Ashley Dealey 0-0-0. Totals 11-1234. Score By Quarters: St. John’s 5 1 9 13 - 28 Crestview 6 5 14 9 - 34 Three-point goals: St. John’s, Grothouse 2, Wehri 2, Schulte; Crestview, none.
VAN BUREN — The Van Buren Wrestling Invitational was held over the weekend with a total of 26 teams competing in the two day event. Otsego claimed the team title with 176 points and Riverdale was second with 145. The best local team finish was Columbus Grove, finishing in seventh place with two individual runner-ups. Alec Gladwell placed second in the 170-pound bracket after dropping the championship match to Jake Wise of Elmwood 3-1. His teammate, Will Selhorst, competed in the next weight class at 182 pounds and lost in a 10-2 major decision to Gibsonburg’s Jacob Auld to claim runner-up. The Bulldogs had a fourth-place finish by 126-pounder Brett Sampson, losing a tough overtime match to Trevor Bowman of Arcadia. The other placer for Columbus Grove was Preston Brubaker in sixth place, also losing in overtime 12-10 to Otsego’s Austin Jacobs. Jefferson had four wrestlers place and finished 10th as a team. “We wrestled this weekend without two of our guys that would normally get us team points — Hunter Binkley and Dylan Hicks. Without them in our lineup, we couldn’t muster up enough team points to place higher,” said Wildcat coach Mike Wilson. David Grant was the top placer for the Wildcats with a pin of Le’On Palamo from Ottawa-Glandorf at 2:37 to win the third-place matchup at 106 pounds. “I’m glad to see David have a good weekend and place high in a tough tournament,” Wilson said. Dustin McConnahea dropped down from the 285-pound weight class to compete at 220 pounds and had a productive weekend, finishing in fourth place after getting pinned by Riverdale’s Caleb Tracy in 4:09. The match in the championship round for third place at 182 pounds had a pair of local grapplers. Lincolnview’s Doug Hicks defeated Tyler Foust of Jefferson in overtime 10-6. The final Jefferson wrestler to place was senior Tanner Vermule.
Information Submitted Fourth quarter propels Panthers over Musketeer boys FORT JENNINGS — McComb outscored host Fort Jennings 24-15 in the fourth period Saturday night to push the Panthers toward a 61-49 non-league boys cage triumph inside “The Fort” of Fort Jennings High School. Topping the Panther scorers were Clay Grubb with 22 — including 10-of-14 at the line — and Clay Dysert added 11. Leading the Musketeers were Nick Von Sossan with 20 markers (4 treys) and Connor Wallenhorst nine. The Musketeers finished 13-of-38 from the floor (6-of19 beyond the arc) for 34.2 percent and 17-of-25 from the foul line (68%). They amassed 19 boards (5 offensive) as Josh Wittler nabbed five, six turnovers and 21 fouls. The Panthers tossed in 17-of-35 shots, 4-of-11 3-pointers, for 48.6 percent and 23-of-30 free shots (76.7%); grabbed 22 boards (5 offensive) as Trey Hanes had five; and added 11 miscues and 19 fouls. Grubb added five blocks and Dysert and Mitch Schroeder three thefts each. The Musketeers host Miller City Friday in PCL play.
MCCOMB (61) 2-pt. 3-pt. FT Pts. Clay Grubb 6-0-10-12, Clay Dysert 3-0-5-11, Trey Hanes 0-2-2-8, Chas Shoop 2-0-4-8, Taylor Reardon 1-1-2-7, Drew Siferd 0-1-0-3, Blake Glaser 1-0-0-2, Mitch Schroeder 0-0-0-0, Travis Clark 0-0-0-0. Totals 13-4-23-61. FORT JENNINGS (49) 2-pt. 3-pt. FT Pts. Connor Wallenhorst 3-0-3-9, Nick Von Sossan 2-4-4-20, Nate German 0-0-0-0, Mark Metzger 0-0-7-7, Josh Wittler 0-0-0-0, Drew Grone 0-0-1-1, Logan Sickels 1-04, Austin Kehres 1-2-0-8, Alex Berelsman 0-0-0-0. Totals 7-6-17/2549. Score by Quarters: McComb 15 13 9 24 - 61 Fort Jennings 13 14 7 15 - 49
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big steals, the Eagles time after time either went to the foul stripe where they converted 11-of-13 in the quarter or found sophomore Nathan Craft all alone underneath with four big baskets to seal the victory. The Eagles (10-4) will be back in action Friday night for a Blanchard Valley Conference game starting at 6 o’clock at Cory-Rawson. The Eagles had three players in double figures on the evening with Darnall (20), Craft (18) and Garver (16). The Big Green (5-10) will travel to Paulding next Saturday night starting with a junior varsity tip at six o’clock. Landin led the Big Green in scoring with 17 points and Schimmoeller and junior Tyler Roby chipping in nine points each. In the JV game, the Eagles also came away with the victory 46-28 as freshman Anthony Masterlasco (12 points) and junior Jon Dager (10 points) led the Eagles in scoring. Sophomore Dustin Trenkamp scored 11 points for the Big Green.
VARSITY LIBERTY-BENTON (60) Adam Cytlak 0-1-3-6, John Darnall 1-4-6-20, BJ Lawson 0-0-0-0, Alec Rhodes 0-0-0-0, Zach Garver 3-3-1-16, Brandon May 0-0-0-0, Nathan Craft 8-0-2-18. Totals 12/21-8/17-12/16-60. OTTOVILLE (44) Colin Bendele 0-0-2-2, Tyler Roby 1-2-1-9, Austin Honigford 0-1-1-4, Brandt Landin 5-1-4-17, Luke Schimmoeller 4-0-1-9, Kyle Bendele 1-0-1-3. Totals 11-4-10-44. Score by Quarters: Lib.-Ben. 13-11-17-19 - 60 Ottoville 5-10-14-15 - 44 Three-point shots: Liberty-Benton - Darnall 4, Garver 3, Cytlak; Ottoville - Roby 2, Honigford, Landin. ————JUNIOR VARSITY LIBERTY-BENTON (46) Tyson Neiling 1-0-2-4, Jaret Kern 0-0-1-1, Spencer Osborne 2-1-0-7, Tyler Vorst 2-0-0-4, Jon Dager 3-0-4-10, Jacob Schimmoeller 2-0-0-4, Storm Shepherd 1-0-2-4, Anthony Masterlasco 6-0-0-12. Totals 17-1-9-46. OTTOVILLE (28) Brendan Schnipke 1-0-5-7, Rudy Wenzlick 0-0-1-1, Alex Krouskop 0-13-6, Eric Von Sossan 1-0-1-3, Dustin Trenkamp 2-0-7-11. Totals 4-1-17-28. Score by Quarters: Lib.-Ben. 11-10-8-17 - 46 Ottoville 5-9-4-10 - 28 Three-point shots: Liberty-Benton - Osborne; Ottoville - Krouskop.
——— LadyCats down Lady Lancers KALIDA — Nicole Recker netted 15 and Kylie Osterhage added 14 as the Kalida girls basketball unit handed Lincolnview a 56-48 non-league contest Saturday at The Wildcat Den. The game was postponed from Jan. 7. Osterhage was 8-of-14 at the foul line. For the Lady Lancers, Julia Thatcher poured in 20 and Christine Stemen 16. Lincolnview compiled these stats: shooting 17-of-50 overall, 4-of-17 3-pointers, for 34 percent and 10-of-15 at the line (66.7%); 18 boards (7 offensive) as Hannah McCleery had five; eight miscues; and 19 fouls. See ROUNDUP, page 7
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
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Crestview boys Wildcats own 4th period in control St. John’s surging past Rockets
By LARRY HEIING DHI Correspondent email@example.com CONVOY — The good news for St. John’s boys basketball coach Aaron Elwer is that the grueling 5-gamesin-8-days segment, combined with school finals, is over. The bad news is that the Blue Jays boys is in the midst of a 3-game losing streak and tired after Saturday night’s 49-34 non-league loss at “The Castle.” What was billed as an exciting mega-game with both the junior varsity and varsity squads from the girls and boys programs alternating contests ended with St. John’s heading back home with no victories. The boys game was the last of the rescheduled dates due to the football playoffs and the girls game was a weather-related makeup, with St. John’s athletic director Todd Schulte explaining “we had nowhere else to put the boys game on the schedule, so we came up with the idea to play all four games together.” The Knights are undefeated and the number one team in Division IV and showed why. The Knights opened the scoring on a 3-pointer from Conner Lautzenheiser, followed by a bucket inside by Tyson Bolenbaugh, and never looked back. Junior Andy Grothouse got the Jays on the board with a driving bucket over two Crestview defenders but the Knights went on a 9-0 scoring spree, leading to an Elwer timeout to regroup down 13-2. Fellow Blue Jay junior Tyler Conley scored inside after the timeout to end the offensive drought. Aaron Hellman entered the game for the Jays and popped a pair of 3-pointers in the first quarter but the locals still trailed 18-10. The Jays exhibited their tough man-to-man defense in the second stanza. After Grothouse made a free throw, Evan Hays stole the Crestview pass at midcourt and laid it in at the other end, forcing Knight coach Jeremy Best to call time. Conley made it a 4-point game with a free throw but the Knights scored the last six points of the half to lead 24-14 at the half. The Jays came out in the second half attacking the basket underneath. Senior Ryan Koester was fouled on a shot inside and made both charity tosses. After a Crestview miss, Conley found a streaking Koester inside for the bucket and the lead was down to 24-18. Crestview didn’t make a single shot from the field in the third quarter and the Jays began to claw closer. Hays found a cutting Grothouse on an inbounds pass for the easy layup. Crestview was held scoreless in the half until Isaiah Simerman made a free throw after four minutes had ticked off the Ray Etzler Gymnasium clock. The Knights got their only other points of the quarter on two free throws from Damian Helm to lead 27-20 heading to the final eight minutes. Helm continued to score in the opening minutes of the fourth quarter with two triples and the lead went to 13. “Damian really stepped up for us in the final period,” Best noted. Luckily for the Blue Jays, they got in the bonus so they could score without using up valuable time. Conley and Hays made both ends of their 1-and-1s to bring the Crestview lead to single digits at 33-24. Helm continued his offensive outburst with a 3-point play on a shot in the lane. Hays tried to lead the Blue Jays back with a driving basket between defenders, followed by a acrobatic move for two, and his defense forced a turnover that forced Best to call timeout with 2:43 remaining. Trailing by nine points, the Jays were forced to foul. Lautzenheiser missed the front end of a 1-and-1, the Knights’ only miss of the quarter from the charity stripe. Grothouse hit a long 3-pointer and hit another three later in the period but it wasn’t enough. Crestview was a perfect 12-of-12 free throws in the final minutes to secure the victory. “We had a great start to the game and a great fourth quarter,” Best added. “We made foul shots when it counted in the end after missing some in the first half. St. John’s played great defense, especially in the third period, but our defense was pretty good, too.” After shooting only 34 percent from the field against New Knoxville, including 8-of-33 from 3-point range the night before, St. John’s shot 11-of-33 from field (4-of-14 3-pointers) for 33.3 percent. Leader for the Jays was Grothouse’s 11 points and fe3llow junior Hays chipped in eight points. “Crestview’s defense forced us to take uncharacteristic shots,” Elwer added. “They forced us to execute at a high level against a physical and strong team.” The Knights made 13-of-27 field goals for a respectable 48 percent shooting average, led in scoring by Helm with 22 points and Bolenbaugh added 11. A big difference in the game was foul shots. Crestview had 25 attempts, making 19 (76%). Meanwhile, St. John’s was 8-of-12 (66.7%) from the charity stripe. St. John’s did win the battle on the boards with 18 rebounds, while Crestview had 16. Turnovers were low, even with great defenses by both squads, with St. John’s committing 10 miscues and Crestview only nine. Crestview takes its undefeated record against Shawnee at home Tuesday night. The next action for the 7-4 Blue Jays is Friday night in a MAC matchup at St. Henry.
VARSITY ST. JOHN’S (34) Andy Grothouse 4-1-11, Evan Hays 3-2-8, Eric Clark 0-2-2, Ben Wrasman 0-0-0, Aaron Hellman 2-0-6, Ryan Koester 1-2-4, Alex Odenweller 0-0-0,Tyler Conley 1-1-3, Jake Csukker 0-0-0. Totals 11-8/12-34. CRESTVIEW (49) Preston Zaleski 0-1-1, Cam Etzler 1-4-6, Connor Lautzenheiser 1-4-7, Damian Helm 6-7-22, Isaiah Simerman 0-2-2, Tyson Bolenbaugh 5-1-11. Totals:13-19/25-49. Score by Quarters: St. John’s 10 4 6 14 - 34 Crestview 18 6 3 22 - 49 Three-point goals: St. John’s, Grothouse 2, Hellman 2; Crestview, Helm 3, Lautzenheiser. ———JUNIOR VARSITY ST. JOHN’S (29) Gage Seffernick 4-2-12, Aaron Reindel 0-0-0, Josh Warnecke 1-0-3, Robby Saine 1-2-4, Jaret Jackson 1-1-4, Owen Baldauf 1-0-2, Austin Heiing 2-0-4. Totals 10-5/8-29. CRESTVIEW (49) Dylan Grandstaff 4-0-9, Cody Mefferd 7-6-21, Cyler Miller 0-1-1, Nate Owens 4-0-9, Braden Van Cleve 3-3-9. Totals 18-10/18-49. Score by Quarters: St. John’s 5 8 8 8 - 29 Crestview 12 22 6 9 - 49 Three-point goals: St. John’s, Seffernick 2, Warnecke, Jackson; Crestview, Grandstaff, Mefferd, Owens.
By JIM METCALFE Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org PANDORA — Jefferson and Pandora-Gilboa went at it on even terms for three quarters Saturday night before the Wildcats pulled away with a decisive fourth period to snag a 61-51 nonleague boys basketball victory at The Launching Pad of Pandora-Gilboa High School. The Wildcats (9-5) were topped by the tandem of sophomore Trey Smith with 22 points — including 12-of-13 at the free-throw line — and senior Ross Thompson with 20. The Rockets (2-10) received 13 from 6-5 senior Jared Tousley. 12 from 6-3 senior Alex Osborn and 11 by senior Seth Schmenk. With both teams coming off close Friday-night wins, the Rockets led 36-33 to open the fourth period but Thompson (9 boards, 2 assists, 2 steals) hit 1-of-2 free throws at 7:47 to start the Wildcats’ winning rally. After 6-5 senior Colin Fenstermaker (4 boards) hit a putback for the Rockets to answer, Smith (7 boards, 4 steals, 2 assists) scored a basket, only to see Osborn (4 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 thefts) retaliate. However, Smith hit a pair of free throws (7-of-7 in the quarter), senior Tyler Rice a 3-ball and Smith a 3-point play in transition at 6:12 to give the Wildcats the lead for good at 44-43. Thompson hit a tough jumper in the paint at 5:53 to finish the 10-0 spurt. Schmenk (5 caroms) broke that string with a tough basket but senior Austin Jettinghoff (7 markers, 2 dimes, 2 robberies) hit another trey from the left wing at 4:35 to start another killer 10-0 streak — to give the visiting Red and White a 56-45 lead with 1:25 showing. The visitors salted it away by hitting 5-of-8 singles in the final minute (14-of-20 in the stanza, 20-of-31 for the game for 64.5%). “We’ve played in a lot of close games this year, which I think helped us tonight. There was no panic in these guys, even as we got behind and had to keep coming back,” Jefferson head
Blue Jay wrestlers 14th at CIT
By LARRY HEIING DHI Correspondent email@example.com CLEVELAND — The St. John’s wrestling team traveled to Cleveland to compete in the 52nd annual Catholic Invitational Tournament held at Cleveland State University. The long drive was worth it as they tied a score record with four grapplers placing, including a freshman, sophomore, junior and senior, an historic achievement accomplished along with a personal milestone being reached. The Jays — with only nine wrestlers participating — finished 14th out of 30 teams in the ultra-competitive event that included many Division I powers. Freshman sensation Brett Vonderwell became the first freshman ever to place at C.I.T. for the Blue Jays. He lost his opening match to second-seeded Richard Jackson from much larger Toledo Central Catholic 13-10. Vonderwell then defeated four wrestlers in a row, including the seventh seed, before losing in the consolation semifinal to a Division I wrestler. After the loss, Vonderwell pinned Lyndon Engle of Dayton Carrol to lock up fifth place. Senior Austin Martin reached the 100-victory milestone in his first match of the invitational with a pin of John Szep of Lake Catholic.He won his next two matches to start 3-0 with a 18-3 tech fall in round 2 followed by a close 1-0 decision in the quarterfinals. Martin came up short in another close match 2-1 to Eric Fashnacht from Padua to drop into the consolation bracket. Another loss dropped Martin into wrestling for fifth place, falling again by one point to Mason Kooser. Austin’s younger brother, sophomore Avery Martin, matched his sibling’s performance with his own sixth-place finish. He started the tournament with two before falling to the first seed at 113 pounds, Kristopher Hill of Columbus Bishop Hartley. Martin forfeited his last matchdue to a shoulder injury suffered in his previous loss. Wes Buettner secured the second seed to earn a first-round bye. Buettner came out strong with a first-period pin in his first action followed by a 14-0 major decision over Chris Hughes of Dayton Carroll. His next opponent was returning Division I state placer, Joe Heyob from St. Xavier, as well as the fourthranked wrestler in the state of Ohio in the large school division; he knocked Buettner from the championship round. Buettner dropped his next match to fall into the match for fifth place, then came back with a 12-0 major decision to earn fifthplace honors. Alex Haunhorst went 3-2 at 160 pounds. Evyn Pohlman went 2-2 at 126, as did Justin Siefker at 138 and Austin Schulte at 220. Patrick Stevenson lost both matches at 132. The next action for St. John’s will be Wednesday at home when they host the O.H.S.A.A. team state duals. Wrestling begins at 5 p.m. andthey will wrestle the winner of the Ottawa-Glandorf and Van Wert matchup. Columbus Grove and Spencerville will also be competing.
to Jaelen Summerours (Moeller), forfeit. 126: Evyn Pohlman: bye; pinned by Michael Farrar (Toledo SJ), 1:11; dec. Caleb McDonald (LCC) 5-3; pinned by Jake Guteirrez (Springfield CC), 1:39. 132: Patrick Stevenson: pinned by Patrick Keefe (Hartley), 3:31; pinned by Anthony Ferritto (St. Ignatius), 4:30. 138: Justin Siefker: dec. Magaid Ball (St. Francis) 3-2; lost 4-3 to Joshua Campbell (Summit CD); bye; lost 21-4 technical fall to Tim Rooney (St. Charles). 145: Brett Vonderwell: lost 13-10 to Richard Jackson (Toledo CC); bye; 8-0 major dec. over Matt Sander (Badin); 8-2 dec. over Milan Butler (Cleveland CC); pinned Chris Stockard (Toledo St. John’s), 2:33; 10-1 major dec. over Joseph Eisele (LCC); pinned by Tristan Brady (St. Ignatius), 1:23; 9-4 dec. over Lyndon Engle (Carroll). 152: Austin Martin: pinned John Szep (Lake Cath.), 4:45; 18-3 technical fall over Gregory Rohan (LCC); 1-0 dec. over Cole Delaney (St. Charles); lost 2-1 dec. to Eric Fashnacht (Padua); lost 7-4 dec. to Johnathan Tallarigo (Moeller); lost 4-3 to Mason Kooser (C-J). 160: Alex Haunhorst: pinned by Jake Conners (Elder), 3:32; bye; 11-2 major dec. over Tyler Garcia (LCC); 2-1 dec. over Jesse Campbell (Summit CD); lost 4-2 dec. to Andrew Jewell (Toledo St. John’s). 170: Wes Buettner: bye; pinned Dickey Anderson (Toledo SJ), 1:48; 14-0 major dec. over Chris Hughes (Carroll); lost 17-2 technical fall to Joe Heyob (St. Xavier); lost 10-1 major dec. to Steve Welling (St. Francis); 12-0 major dec. over Hughes. 220: Austin Schulte: bye; pinned Kit McDonald (St. Charles), 1:09; pinned by Allen Viancourt (Benedictine), 1:25; pinned by Mike Penn (St. Ignatius), 2:54.
man Marc Smith said. “Our losses have been to some extremely good teams, like Crestview, Fort Recovery, Perry and Columbus Grove. We grew up a lot this week because we’ve found that mental toughness. We had so many kids step up; for example, Austin didn’t shoot well but he hit a big 3 to help us pull away. I felt we also wore them down.” The Rockets used their height advantage inside in the early going. The Rockets beat the Wildcat press and got the ball particularly to Osborn (8 points in the period). They shot a hot 8-of12 in the stanza (23-of-46 overall, 4-of-14 from deep, for 50%). The Wildcats somewhat matched that by netting 5-of-8 from the line (5-of-6 by Smith) and Thompson hit three deuces. When Tousley (7 rebounds, 2 assists) scored in the paint with 3.1 ticks on the board, P-G led 16-11. The Wildcats were in trail mode the entire second period, led by six from Thompson, nearing within 22-21 on a lob pass from freshman Jace Stockwell (5 markers, 4 dimes, 3 thefts) to Smith with 1:48 showing. Helping their effort was seven forced turnovers. However, Tousley (5 in the period) scored in the paint at 36 ticks and sophomore Hunter Hovest (6 assists) slipped in a 3-ball from right of the key with 3.2 ticks on the board for a 28-21 edge. The Wildcats remained in chase mode throughout the third stanza, with Thompson dropping five, Smith four and Stockwell a bomb as they again got within a point — 34-33 — on a Thompson fast-break layin at 1:26. A Tousley deuce had given P-G its biggest lead of the night at 34-26 at 3:15 before Schneck gave them a 36-33 edge on a basket with 49 seconds showing. Jefferson finished shooting 19-of-39 from the field (3-of-12 long range) for 48.7 percent. They stayed even on the glass with their bigger foe 23-27 (8-10 offensive) as junior Nick Fitch added four and amassed a mere seven miscues
VARSITY JEFFERSON (61) Jace Stockwell 1-2-5, Austin Jettinghoff 2-2-7, Ross Thompson 9-2-20, Trey Smith 5-12-22, Tyler Mox 0-0-0, Nick Fitch 0-0-0, Tyler Rice 2-2-7. Totals 16-3-20/31-61. PANDORA-GILBOA (51) Dustin Rieman 1-0-3, Jacob Wauters 0-00, Seth Schmenk 5-0-11, Brian Schneck 2-0-5, Hunter Hovest 1-0-3, Alex Osborn 6-0-12, Jared Tousley 6-1-13, Colin Fenstermaker 2-0-4. Totals 19-4-1/4-51. Score by Quarters: Jefferson 11 10 12 28 - 61 Pan.-Gilb. 16 12 8 15 - 51 Three-point goals: Jefferson, Stockwell, Jettinghoff, Rice, Jettinghoff; Pandora-Gilboa, Rieman, Schmenk, Schneck, Hovest. ——JUNIOR VARSITY JEFFERSON (37) Drew Reiss 2-2-6, Josh Teman 7-2-18, Cole Arroyo 0-0-0, Ryan Goergens 4-0-8, Kyle Wreede 0-0-0, Brandon Herron 0-0-0, Nick Long 1-0-2, Drake Schmitt 1-0-2. Totals 13-2-5/17-37. PANDORA-GILBOA (29) Jason Walther 0-0-0, Layton McCullough 2-04, Jordan Hopkins 0-0-0, Erik Young 0-0-0, Josh Moore 0-0-0, Brett Schulte 1-0-2, Tyler Morris 0-0-0, Zane Traxler 0-0-0, Kyle Verhoff 3-0-6, Jacob Miller 3-2-9, Cole Alexander 3-2-8. Totals 11-1-4/9-29. Score by Quarters: Jefferson 12 4 6 15 - 37 Pan.-Gilb. 6 5 8 10 - 29 Three-point goals: Jefferson, Teman 2; Pandora-Gilboa, Miller.
and 10 fouls. “On paper, this probably shouldn’t have been close but Pandora played well; they had a last-second win the night before after a losing streak to good teams like Leipsic, which showed me they can play,” Marc Smith added. “They gave us all kinds of trouble in the post, especially early on. We finally got a handle on that and rebounding and then we started to take over.” P-G ended 1-of-4 at the line (25%), with 16 errors and 20 fouls. In junior varsity action, the Wildcats advanced to 9-5 with a 37-29 victory. Josh Teman totaled 18 markers to lead the winners. Jacob Miller was high scorer for the Rockets with nine. P-G returns to the court Tuesday at Bluffton. Jefferson entertains Lincolnview Friday.
Catholic Invitational Tournament Team Scores: Moeller 239.5, Toledo Central Catholic 209, Padua 145.5, St. Xavier 144.5, Lake Catholic 141.5, St. Ignatius 141, Hartley 122, Elder 113.5, Ready 96, Carroll 75, Springfield CC 71.5, Benedictine 69, Toledo St. John’s 67.5, Delphos St. John’s 65.5, Newark Catholic 54.5, Chaminade-Julienne 54, St. Francis 52.5, Elyria Catholic 42.5, St. Charles 41.5, Lima CC 34, Cleveland CC, McNicholas 24.5, Badin 22, VASJ 20, DeSales 16.5, Summit Country Day 16, NDCL 12, Holy Name 9, St. Thomas Aquinas 8, Trinity 6. Results of St. John’s Wrestlers: 113: Avery Martin: pinned John Donahue (Badin), :35; pinned Jordan Rodriguez (Toledo CC), 1:52; pinned by Nick Berry (Carroll); lost
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Bulldogs bash Bowling Green ELIDA — Elida used solid scoring balance to down Bowling Green 67-48 in non-league boys cage action Saturday night on the Union Bank Court of the Elida Fieldhouse. Purdue-bound Dakota Mathias led the winners (11-2) with 23 markers (4 bombs) but Austin Allemeier added 16 (2 treys) and Clark (Continued from page 6) Etzler 11. Stone, with six trifectas, led BG with 23. “Tanner was seeded sixth going in and I had to fight hard to get Elida edged BG in the junior varsity contest 43-38. him that seed,” Wilson added. “That proves how tough the competiElida takes on Toledo Bowsher at 7 p.m. today in a Martin Luther tion was in Tanner’s bracket.” King Jr. Holiday Shootout. BOWLING GREEN (48) Vermule lost a close match 8-4 to Antonio Vasquez of Gibsonburg. 2-pt. 3-pt. FTs Pts. Lincolnview wrestlers finished in the middle of the team standStone 1-6-3-23, Gardner 2-1-0-7, Riggs 2-0-1-5, Markey 0-1-0-3, Walker 0-1-0-3, ings in 15th place. Alex Rodriquez placed fourth in the 113-pound Stewart 0-1-0-3, Carsey 1-0-0-2, Ludwig 0-0-2-2. Totals 6-10-6/10-48. bracket, dropping his final match to Allen ELIDA (67) 2-pt. 3-pt. FTs Pts. East’s Schuyler Caprella. Clark Etzler 3-0-5-11, Max Stambaugh 0-1-0-3, Austin Allemeier 4-2-2-16, Louis All the local teams will be in the St. John’s team competition Gray 1-1-1-6, Dakota Mathias 3-4-5-23, Caleb Press 2-0-0-4, Chance Weitz 2-0-0-4. Wednesday. Totals 15-8-13/16-67.
Kiersten Siefring 0-0-0, Joelle Hemmelgarn 0-0-0, Ali Dues 0-0-0, Erica Sudhoff 1-2-5, Hannah Bruns 5-3-13, Leah Homan 1-0-3, Megan Klosterman 0-0-0, Bridget Dues 1-0-2, Sarah Kanney 5-4-14, Karla Borgerding 0-3-3, Lauren Leugers 5-1-11, Denise Schwieterman 2-0-4. Totals 18-2-13/2355. Score by Quarters: St. John’s 6 12 10 11 - 39 Coldwater 16 13 12 14 - 55 Three-point goals: St. John’s, none; Coldwater, Homan, Sudhoff. ——JUNIOR VARSITY ST. JOHN’S (26)
Brooke Richardson 0-1-1, Emilie Grothouse 3-0-8, Maddie Jettinghoff 0-0-0, Maddie Pohlman 1-0-2, Sam Kramer 0-2-2, Samantha Wehri 3-2-8, Colleen Schulte 2-0-5. Totals 6-3-5/9-26. COLDWATER (32) Carlie Alig 1-0-2, Kirsten Homan 0-0-0, Mariah Bruns 0-0-0, Megan Frilling 0-0-0, Danielle Welsch 1-24, Morgan Grunden 3-3-12, Maddie Schoenherr 3-1-7, Brooke Klosterman 1-0-2, Josie Luthman 2-1-5. Totals 8-37/12-32. Score by Quarters: St. John’s 0 10 13 3 - 26 Coldwater 3 8 17 4 - 32 Three-point goals: St. John’s, Grothouse 2, Schulte; Coldwater, Grunden 3.
Kalida closed with 17-of-30 fielders (3-of-9 beyond the arc) for 56.7 percent and 19-of-26 freebies (73.1%); 27 boards (4 offensive) as Osterhage had six; 17 miscues; and 14 fouls. Kalida hosts Liberty-Benton tonight, while Lincolnview brings in Jefferson Thursday.
LINCOLNVIEW (48) 2-pt. 3-pt. FT Pts. Ashton Bowersock 3-0-0-6, Claire Clay 0-0-0-0, Katlyn Wendel 0-0-0-0, Julia Thatcher 7-1-3-20, Grace Gorman 2-0-1-5, Hannah McCleery 3-0-0-6, Christine Stemen 0-3-7-16. Totals 13-4-10-48. KALIDA (56) 2-pt. 3-pt. FT Pts. Nicole Recker 3-1-6-15, Makenna Vorst 0-0-0-0, Brittany Kahle 0-1-5-8, Nicole Reindel 0-1-0-3, Kennedy Hoffman 0-0-0-0, Joni Kaufman 0-0-0-0, Kylie Osterhage 3-0-8-14, Elizabeth Turnwald 4-0-0-8, Allison Recker 4-0-0-8. Totals 14-3-19-56. Score by Quarters: Lincolnview 14 8 9 17 - 48 Kalida 20 8 13 15 - 56 ———
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Families need to find balance for visiting grandparents
Dear Annie: You have vice was cherished and no printed many letters from one would dream of askolder people who are upset ing Grandma to clean up because they are estranged the house. But on the other from their grandchildren extreme, we’ve heard from or because they are not al- children whose parents were lowed to visit as often as they physically and emotionwould like. Here are a few ally abusive and still expect questions these folks might to have full access to the consider: grandchildren. The healthi1. Do you treat est relationships your adult chillie somewhere in dren like adults? between. Or do you mar Dear Annie: visits with unI am in a lovesolicited advice less marriage. and criticism My husband and disguised as conI barely speak cern? Typical topto each other. I ics that should be mostly stay in my off-limits include room because it’s child discipline easier than dealand housekeeping with my life ing. when I’m not by 2. Do you conmyself. stantly make jokes Annie’s Mailbox Do people reat your children’s ally hold hands expense or revisit sensitive and kiss goodnight? This issues from their youth and has never happened to me. I then, when they object, have panic attacks, and this claim they have no sense of is a problem. But I know I humor? am capable of love if given 3. Do you expect to be the chance. Unfortunately, treated like royalty while vis- there are no more chances for iting, rather than pitching in me, because my husband just like family members should? doesn’t care. What can I do? This is especially frustrating — Lonely Lady when babies and young chilDear Lonely: Your mardren are involved and par- riage sounds terrible. Are ents could use an extra hand. there children? Are you fiBring a dish to share or help nancially dependent on your prepare dinner and clean up husband? Are you unwilling after. Change the kid’s dirty to consider divorce? Why diaper. Get your duff off of did you marry this man? Yes, the sofa. couples hold hands and kiss 4. Do you consistently goodnight and care deeply undermine your children’s for each other. Please get authority in front of their some counseling, with or own children? without your husband, and 5. Do you find yourself see what you can do to make complaining to peers about your life better. your children’s reluctance Dear Annie: “Vermont to invite you over or to take Reader” was upset that your advice about parenting? people use the handicapped If so, trust me, it means the stalls to change their child’s time before, during and after diaper. Some stalls serve your visits is stressful to your double duty, as there is no child and his or her partner. other accommodation for diAnd the grandchildren will aper changing and the handieventually pick up on this. capped stalls are the only arYou are grandparents. That eas large enough. doesn’t make you infallible. Most bathroom visits Take responsibility for your tend to be short, regardless end of things. — Rolled Up of the reason. A person needthe Welcome Mat ing to wait for another to finDear Rolled: You make ish is not handicapped-spesome good points, although cific. It happens to everyone. we remember a time when Sometimes we need to show grandparents received more a little bit more latitude. — respect, when a parent’s ad- Seen It
The San Francisco 49’ers scored the most points in a Super Bowl, with 55 in 1990 against the Denver Broncos. Miami Dolphins scored the fewest points, with three in 1972 against the Dallas Cowboys.
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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2014 You have had to fight hard to overcome obstacles in the past. To ease the situation in the future, you must change your whole approach. Pressuring yourself has been a major part of the problem. The simplest methods will likely lead to the highest returns in the year ahead. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- Implement a clear system to prepare yourself to meet your goals. Traveling may be the best way to find the information you need to move forward. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- You will be bogged down with added responsibilities today. You may have to handle someone else’s financial matters or estate. Get informed before making any big decisions. ARIES (March 21-April 19) -You will tend to react prematurely and get into trouble if you don’t listen carefully to what others have to say. Nothing will be as it first appears. It’s best to wait and let others approach you. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- The harder you are willing to work, the better off you’ll be. Your eagerness to take on responsibility will impress someone who is searching for the right person to do an important job. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -Plan to go out and have a fun and social evening. You are likely to have interactions with children, and you will be surprised what they can teach you. CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Family matters will probably require some damage control. Awkwardness may result from your current limitations. Make use of your resources, even though family members may not be eager to follow orders. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- While you are busy defending yourself, you are likely to uncover some extremely valuable information. Find an opportunity to take a little trip. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Don’t let anyone impede your progress. Remain aware of past mistakes to avoid falling into the same patterns. Financial strategies should be presented carefully. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -- Don’t be overtaken by your emotions. You will do well today if you can present a stable front. Take the time to further develop your creative ideas. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- You will have good ideas for improving your finances. If you stay grounded, you will make all the right decisions. Trust your instincts, but don’t get carried away. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23Dec. 21) -- Restlessness will lead to personal changes. If you communicate your differences, reforms can be made fairly easily. Likeminded individuals will offer you their support. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Don’t be aggravated if things don’t turn out your way. Putting in extra time and energy will be
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McALLEN, Texas (AP) — Account information stolen during the Target security breach is now being divided up and sold off regionally, a South Texas police chief said Monday following the arrest of two Mexican citizens who authorities say arrived at the border with 96 fraudulent credit cards. McAllen Police Chief Victor Rodriguez said Mary Carmen Garcia, 27, and Daniel Guardiola Dominguez, 28, both of Monterrey, Mexico, used cards containing the account information of South Texas residents. Rodriguez said they were used to buy tens of thousands of dollars’ worth of merchandise at national retailers in the area including Best Buy, Wal-Mart and Toys R Us. “They’re obviously selling the data sets by region,” Rodriguez said. Garcia and Guardiola were both being held Monday on state fraud charges. It was not immediately known whether they had retained lawyers. Rodriguez said he did not know whether they were the first arrests related to the Target breach. Target did not immediately return phone and email messages left Monday, which was Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The Minneapolisbased company said last week that it has stopped more than a dozen operations that sought to scam breach victims by way of email, phone calls and text messages. McAllen police began working with
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An explosion Monday morning that brought down part of an animal feed processing plant in Omaha left two people dead and 10 others seriously hurt, authorities said. The search for bodies in the crippled International Nutrition plant progressed slowly Monday, but the death toll wasn’t likely to get bigger. Omaha Police Lt. Darci Tierney said Monday evening that all 38 of the workers who were in the building at the time had been accounted for. Through much of the day, authorities declined to say how many died while they sorted out what happened. Officials say two died, 10 were hospitalized and seven were hurt but refused treatment. The other 19 workers escaped. Search-and-rescue experts worked into Monday evening to stabilize the building. It wasn’t immediately clear whether their work would continue into Tuesday. “We haven’t cleared the building yet because of the significant risk to our people,” Interim Omaha Fire Chief Bernie Kanger said. Authorities don’t know what caused the blast, but Kanger noted that there were no hazardous chemicals at the plant. International Nutrition makes products that are added to livestock and poultry feed to make them more nutritious.
Speeches, marches honor Martin Luther King Jr.
ATLANTA (AP) — As the nation remembered and reflected Monday on the legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., leaders and everyday Americans talked about how far the country has come in the past 50 years and how much more is to be done. At Ebenezer Baptist Church in King’s hometown of Atlanta, civil rights leaders and members of King’s own family spoke about poverty, violence, health care and voting rights, all themes from the civil rights struggle that still resonate to this day. “There is much work that we must do,” King’s daughter Bernice King said. “Are we afraid, or are we truly committed to the work that must be done?” The event in Atlanta featured music, songs and choirs and was one of many celebrations, marches, parades and community service projects held Monday across the nation to honor the slain civil rights leader. It was about 50 years ago today that King had just appeared on the cover of Time magazine as its Man of the Year, and the nation was on the cusp of passing the Civil Rights Act of 1964. King would win the Nobel Peace Prize later that year. Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal said not many states could boast a native son that merited a national holiday. “But we Georgians can,” he told the audience. Deal said this year he would work with state legislators to find a way to honor King at the Georgia Capitol, which drew a standing ovation. He did not give any specifics, but civil rights leaders have suggested a statue. The only current tribute to King at the state Capitol is a portrait inside the Statehouse. “I think that more than just saying kind thoughts about him we ought to take action ourselves,” said Deal, a Republican.
Postal Service, union wrangle over Staples outlets
WASHINGTON (AP) — The opening of Postal Service retail centers in dozens of Staples stores around the country is being met with threats of protests and boycotts by the agency’s unions. The new outlets are staffed by Staples employees, not postal workers, and labor officials say that move replaces good-paying union jobs with low-wage, nonunion workers. “It’s a direct assault on our jobs and on public postal services,” said Mark Dimondstein, president of the 200,000-member American Postal Workers Union. The dispute comes as the financially struggling Postal Service continues to form partnerships with private companies, and looks to cut costs and boost revenues. The deal with Staples began as a pilot program in November at 84 stores in California, Georgia, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania as a way make it easier for customers to buy stamps, send packages or use Priority and certified mail. Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe said the program has nothing to do with privatization and everything to do with customer service and driving up demand for the agency’s products. “The privatization discussion is a ruse,” Donahoe said in an interview. “We have no interest in privatizing the Postal Service. We are looking to grow our business to provide customer convenience to postal products.” Staples spokeswoman Carrie McElwee referred questions about union concerns to the Postal Service. She said the company “continually tests new products and services to better meet the needs of our customers.” Union leaders fear that if the Staples program is successful, the Postal Service will want to expand it to more than 1,500 of the company’s other stores. That could siphon work and customers away from nearby brick-and-mortar post offices, taking jobs from postal workers and even leading traditional post offices to close. Union leaders have been visiting Staples stores to meet with managers, asking them to share the union’s displeasure with upper management. Dimondstein asked to meet with the Staples CEO Ronald Sargent, who has declined. The union plans to hold “sustained” protests this month at Staples stores in the San Francisco and San Jose, Calif., area that would be expanded elsewhere. Union officials also are considering how they can exert pressure on Staples shareholders. “If Staples insists on continuing to refuse to staff those stores with postal workers, we’re going to urge people to take their business elsewhere,” Dimondstein said. The union says it’s not asking to shut down the program. It wants the counters to be run by postal employees, not workers hired by Staples. The average postal clerk earns about $25 an hour, according to the union, plus a generous package of health and retirement benefits. The Staples post office counters are run by nonunion workers often making little more than the minimum wage.
“That’s how we embed truth into our words. I think it’s time for Georgia’s leaders to follow in Dr. King’s footsteps and take action, too.” In the fall, a statue of 19th-century white supremacist politician and newspaperman Tom Watson was removed from the Capitol. Deal also touched on criminal justice reforms his administration has tried to make, including drug and mental health courts, saying too many people are not being rehabilitated in prisons. “Let’s build a monument, but the monument should inspire us to build a better world,” said the Atlanta event’s keynote speaker, the Rev. Raphael Warnock. He also said the growing disparities in income, opportunity and health care are indications of a continuing struggle for equality decades after King’s death. The event closed with the choir singing “We Shall Overcome,” with visitors singing verses in Spanish, Hebrew and Italian as audience members joined hands and swayed in unison. President Barack Obama honored King’s legacy of service by helping a soup kitchen prepare its daily meals. Obama took his wife, Michelle, and daughters Malia and Sasha to DC Central Kitchen, which is a few minutes away from the White House. New York City’s new Mayor Bill de Blasio marked the day by talking about economic inequality, saying it was “closing doors for hard-working people in this city and all over this country.” “We have a city sadly divided between those with opportunity, with the means to fully partake of that opportunity, and those whose dreams of a better life are being deferred again and again,” he told an audience at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.
the U.S. Secret Service after a number of area retailers were hit with fraudulent purchases on Jan. 12. The Secret Service confirmed that the fraudulent accounts traced back to the original Target data breach from late last year. Investigators fanned out to McAllen-area merchants and reviewed “miles of video” looking for the fraudsters, Rodriguez said. From that, they were able to identify two people and a car with Mexican license plates. With the help of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, investigators confirmed the identities of their suspects from immigration records of when they had entered Texas in the same vehicle. Police prepared arrest warrants last week and waited for them to return.
Study: Nearly half of black men arrested by age 23
NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly 50 percent of black men and 40 percent of white men are arrested at least once on non-traffic-related crimes by the time they turn 23, according to a new study. One of the authors of the study published this month in the journal “Crime & Delinquency” said the statistics could be useful in shaping policy so that people aren’t haunted by arrests when they apply for jobs, schools or public housing. “Many, many people are involved with the criminal justice system at this level,” said Shawn Bushway, a University at Albany criminologist. “And treating them all as if they’re hardened criminals is a serious mistake.” The peer-reviewed estimates didn’t rely on arrest records but instead on an annual federal Bureau of Labor Statistics survey of about 7,000 young people who answered questions each year from 1997 to 2008 on a range of issues — including if they had ever been taken into custody for something other than a traffic offense. Selfreported crimes ranged from underage drinking to violent assaults. The authors found that by age 18, 30 percent of black
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Council has 30 days from Jan. 10 to fill the open position. If not, then the mayor can appoint someone. Council heard on first reading an ordinance authorizing the mayor to prepare, submit, negotiate and enter into an agreement with the Allen County Commissioners and Allen County Sheriff for dispatching services for the city. The contract with the county will cost Delphos $80,000 a year for the 24/7 service, saving the city more than $100,000 the first year and more than $150,000 the second, including the salaries of two part-time records clerks to take care of the required paperwork for the police department. The second ordinance heard on first reading was to establish the positions of records clerk for the police department with hourly pay for two clerks $12 per hour each for no more than 48 hours each in a pay period (bi-weekly). If the ordinance is passed, a Civil Service test will be necessary to fill the positions. Council suspended the rules and passed an ordinance on first reading to contract with Washington Township for fire protection and rescue services for 2014 for $31,973, a $326 reduction from last year’s contract. Township officials met with the mayor and acting Fire Chief Kevin Streets, who agreed to accept the reduced amount. Township officials receive the agreed-upon amount from residents for fire protection. Also heard on first reading was an ordinance authorizing the mayor and/or safety service director to enter into a contract with Allen County Refuse to supply solid waste, refuse and recycling services to the city and its residents at the same rate as in the past five years at $15 per month for each utility customer. ACR also holds a big item collection the first Saturday of the month in the city parking lot across the municipal building. The measure extends the current 5-year contract another year. John Berens from Allen County Refuse spoke briefly to
council and offered the freeze of rates for the next year. Council heard on second reading an ordinance establishing the employee share (50%) of health insurance fees associated with Obamacare. The new fees for employees range from $8.42 per month for employee-only coverage to $32.10 per month for employee/spouse/three or more children coverage. These fees are in addition to what employees are currently asked to pay on their health care premiums. Pet Schwiegeraht from Miller Valentine Residential Development spoke to council about the proposed $8.5 million renovation to Deer Creek Apartments at the southeast edge of town. The current facility, built in 1988, has 70 two-bedroom, one-bath units; and 14 two-bedroom, one-bath and one den units. The rehabilitation would include the same total units with six one-bedroom, one-bath; 48 two-bedroom, two-bath; 24 three-bedroom, two-bath; and six four-bedroom, two-bath units. The new plans also call for a clubhouse with community room and business center, a new playground, in-unit laundry, green design (Energy Star) and walking trails. “These apartments are adequate when they were built but they no longer realistically portray the current needs in housing,” Schwiegeraht said. “We will make a substantial upgrade to facility and grounds.” The company will relocate the existing residents at their cost and seek federal funding for the project. Their deadline to apply for funding is Feb. 20. “We need an ordinance or motion from council to show we have your backing for this project,” Schwiegeraht added. Schwiegeraht said several public meetings will be scheduled and held at the Delphos Eagles to outline the project for the community. In other action, council voted unanimously to write-off $481,981.33 in Chef Solution debt. The company filed for bankruptcy in 2012. The next council meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Feb. 3.
men, 26 percent of Hispanic men and 22 percent of white men have been arrested. By 23, those numbers climb to 49 percent for black men, 44 percent for Hispanic men and 38 percent for white men. Among women, 20 percent of blacks, 18 percent of whites and 16 percent of Hispanics were arrested at least once by age 23. Further research on the arrests themselves, convictions and recidivism rates are in the works, said the study’s co-author, University of South Carolina criminology professor Robert Brame. “Among criminologists, I don’t think they’re that surprised or alarmed by the findings,” Brame said. “The alarm and concern is among people not as familiar with the patterns.” The last time a similar estimate was made was in 1967, when researchers using statistics reported to the FBI found that by age 23, 34 percent of all men would have been arrested at least once. Brame and Bushway’s estimate for all men is 40 percent. Overall, the 1967 estimate said 22 percent of all people were arrested at least once for a non-traffic offense by age 23; the new study’s overall finding is 30 percent.
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St. John’s wrestlers recorded five pins and a technical fall en route to a 44-30 win over Cory-Rawson Thursday at Rawson. Mike Kramer, 112, Shawn Kimmet, 125, Kevin Place, 152, Chad Martin, 160, and Dan Vonderwell, 189, had pins. Don Vonderwell, 135, added a technical fall. With the win, the Blue Jays improve their dual meet record to 2-4. 50 Years Ago – 1964 Top awards at the annual Delphos Junior Chamber of Commerce Bosses Night went to Stan Backus, Paul Birkmeier and Eugene Warnecke. Keith Kiggins, vice president of Delphos chapter, presented the Key Man Award to Backus. Jim Mesker, state director, presented the Outstanding Boss Award to Jerry O’Connor, who received it for Birkmeier; and Gene Laudick, last year’s award winner, presented the Paul Ricker Distinguished Service Award to Warnecke.
Plans for the annual Past Commanders and Past Presidents banquet were made at Monday night’s meeting of the American Legion Auxiliary held in the post club rooms. The banquet will be held Feb. 1. Bertha Humpert and Martha Maas were hostesses for the meeting. Mrs. Kiggins and Irene Granger will be hostesses for the Feb. 3 meeting. Mrs. Leo Fischer, president of St. John’s Rosary-Altar Society, presided at the meeting of the organization held Monday evening in the Little Theater. Mrs. Rolland Van Oss, community and world service chairman, reported on the Holy Father’s infant clothing collection conducted at the December meeting. Edna Hedrick, communications chairman, again asked for old magazines to be placed in both nursing homes and in Starr Commonwealth. 75 Years Ago – 1939 The Treasurers defeated the Guards in the K. of C. Bowling League games rolled Thursday night at Recreation
On Monday, the U.S. DOT Midwestern office also issued a regional order which allowed transporters to move product more freely. This regional order, which impacts 10 states, is alleys. The final score was 2,118 to unprecedented in recent Ohio experience. To date, 30 states 2,034. The Guards won the first game have issued Hours of Service relief in order to keep propane 737 to 712 but the Treasurers came supplies moving to fuel providers and customers. back in the last two games and won 684 to 623 and 722 to 675. Satterthwaite again led the individual scoring when he hit the pine for a total of 207 in the first game. The members of the Mary Martha Answers to Saturday’s questions: Bible Class of the Christian Church The name of filmmaker Spike Lee’s production comheld their regular meeting Thursday evening at the home of Mrs. Peter pany is Forty Acres and a Mule Filmworks. The name Fuerst, South Main Street. Mrs. Walter refers to the unfulfilled promise of compensation made to Wisher was in charge of the conclud- freed black slaves during the Civil War. Georgia was mentioned in the titles of three No. 1 hit ing prayer. In a contest, Mrs. William songs in the 1960s and ’70s: “Georgia on My Mind,” Grunden proved most successful. The Men’s Brotherhood of the Ray Charles (1960); “The Night the Lights Went Out in Methodist Church is planning to spon- Georgia,” Vicki Lawrence (1973); and “Midnight Train to sor a troop of Boy Scouts in Delphos. Georgia,” Gladys Knight and the Pips (1973). Today’s questions: The movement was started at a meeting In what women’s race at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, of the Brotherhood this week when Kenneth Connelly, Shawnee Area exec- Australia, were the three leaders disqualified within sight utive of Lima, was in attendance. It of the finish line? What was the favorite beverage of TV detectives Dan was also decided to hold the annual Father and Son Banquet Feb. 16 with Tanna on Vega$ and Barnaby Jones on Barnaby Jones? the Ladies Aid of the church serving Answers in Wednesday’s Herald. the dinner.