Partly cloudy this

morning then a
chance of light
snow this after-
noon and snow
showers tonight.
around one inch.
Highs around
15 and lows 5
to 10 with wind
chills -10 to zero.
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Herald Correspondent
ELIDA — Tony Cox has been ele-
vated superintendent at Elida Local
The school board welcomed Cox
Tuesday night.
Cox presently holds the position
of high school principal at Elida. His
education is with the University of
Dayton, holding a master of science
in education and allied professions.
Also, he has a bachelor of arts in
communication with the University
of Toledo. He previously taught at
Shawnee Middle School as principal.
Cox has a vision for Elida Schools.
“I want to ensure that every stu-
dent participates in a rigorous and
engaging learning experience in order
to prepare them for success in a
globally interconnected society by
being the highest quality educational
system possible. I have lived in Lima
three-quarters of my life and I am
aware of the rich culture that Elida
schools have to offer. I want to thank
the board for having the confidence
in me for this position,” he said.
Newly-elected board members Jeff
Christoff, Jason Bowers, Christine
Ulrich and Pat Schymanski (incum-
bent) began their first official duties
during Tuesday’s meeting.
Christoff and his wife have been
residents of Elida for 16 years and
currently have three children in the
Elida Local Schools. He earned a
B.S. in pharmacy from Duquesne
University in 1988 and then earned
his Ph.D. in medicinal chemistry and
pharmacognosy from The Ohio State
University in 1993. He has been a uni-
versity professor ever since, spending
the last 16 years at Ohio Northern
University’s College of Pharmacy.
He continues to practice his pro-
fessional skills as a part-time pharma-
cist in hospital, community or nuclear
pharmacy settings.
“I bring a wealth of experience to
the school board from prior service
as a member or chair of various local
or national committees, task forces,
or boards representing the governing
interests of numerous professional,
academic, health care and religious
organizations,” Christoff said.
Bowers and his wife, Nikki, have
four daughters currently in the school
system; he was a 1993 graduate of
Elida High School and works for the
American Township Fire Department.
Ulrich is married to Mike Ulrich,
a retired Lima firefighter. They have
one daughter, Ashley, who is a sopho-
more at Elida.
The family moved here from
Southern California 19 years ago
and have lived in the Elida School
District since.
She graduated from The Medical
College of Ohio and is employed at
Van Wert Medical Services as a nurse
practitioner in an internal medicine
practice. For the past nine years, she
has served on the Board of Directors
for the Ohio Association of Advance
Practice Nurses as a Regional
Director for the Northwest Ohio area.
She has been active in legislative
activities and policy-making activi-
ties at the state level and is also a
member of the Lima Fire Department
Ladies Auxiliary.
“One of my priorities would be to
enhance the communication between
the school board, administration,
staff and the public. Improvements
to existing methods can be made to
increase transparency, move forward
and focus on what is important: the
students,” Ulrich said.
This is national school board
appreciation month and recognizing
the school board was Don Diglia,
school superintendent.
The Museum of Postal
History will host its third
annual Gala on Feb. 9.
The event will be held
at the Museum of Postal
History, 339 N. Main St.,
Delphos. Doors open at
5 p.m. with cocktails and
light hors d’oeuvres served.
A buffet dinner will be
served at 6 p.m. with a
short program to follow.
The public is invited.
Tickets for the Gala are
$25 per person and can be
purchased by contacting
Gary Levitt at 419-303-
5482, Ruth Ann Wittler at
419-296-8443 or by sending
your name and payment to
Museum of Postal History,
PO Box 174, Delphos OH
45833-0174. Tickets will be
held for pickup at the door.
Deadline for reser-
vations is Feb. 1.
Postal museum
celebrates love at
3rd annual Gala
‘Celebrate Mardi Gras
with Casino Night!’ annual
chamber dinner theme
Information submitted
The Delphos Area
Chamber of Commerce
will hold its
annual dinner
on March 1 at
the Knights
of Columbus
hall (1101
Elida Ave.,
Delphos) from
5-11 p.m.
The theme
is “Celebrate
Mardi Gras
with Casino Night!”
Entertainment is provid-
ed by UltraSound Special
Events, Inc., with casino
games, a silent auction, door
prizes, 50/50 and more.
This year’s event is open
to the public.
Tickets are $55 per per-
son or $420 for a table of
8. Ticket includes dinner, 2
drink tickets, and gaming
chips. To RSVP, contact the
chamber by Feb. 19.
Grand prize drawing tick-
ets are also on sale for $10
each, available at the cham-
ber. Enter for
a chance to
win a $1,500
travel voucher
at Spectacular
Advent ur es.
The winner
will be drawn
the night of
the event;
need not be
present to
The chamber is currently
accepting donations of door
prizes, silent auction items,
and sponsorships
Sponsorship categories:
— Bourbon Street
— French Quarter -$500
— Canal Street -$250
— Orleans Street (Table
Sponsor) -$80
Staff Writer
Village council members
unanimously elected Randy
Wieging as president pro
tem and councilman Duane
Hoersten to fill the vacated
council seat during Tuesday
night’s meeting.
Members also by-passed
the three-reading rule and
passed by emergency an
ordinance to hire a solicitor
and a resolution to set time
and place of regular council
meetings. Both were passed
Bill Wildenhaus was
retained as the village solici-
tor and regular monthly vil-
lage council meetings were
set to take place at 7:30 p.m.
on the third Tuesday of the
month in the library.
Council member Greg
Brown gave the Police
Committee Report and said
the project with the three
Christmas families went
well and the police cruisers
are all running fine. Chief
Ethyl Vaughn said every-
thing is going great and had
no particular incidents to
Mayor Jim Smith thanked
Chief Vaughn and Brown for
all they did for the Christmas
Smith said he received
notification the grant the vil-
lage had applied for through
the OPWC (Ohio Public
Works Commission) did not
get funded.
“The grant was to re-do
Railroad Street from Second
Street to High Street,”
Smith said. “We can have
Poggemeyer re-evaluate the
project this summer.”
Smith also said the work
on the sewer line running
from State Route 634 to
Auglaize River is on hold.
“There is nothing we can
do until spring,” Smith said.
During the October meet-
ing, Smith discussed a wash-
out area between State Route
634 and the river and an addi-
tional three areas close to
State Route 190 which could
cause potential problems in
the future.
Jennings council
elects Wieging
president pro tem
Delphos Canal Commission holds Volunteer Day
The Delphos Canal Commission sent out a call for volunteers to participate in a
canal cleanup project. Ten people answered the call and braved single-digit wind chill
and a frozen canal on Dec. 30 and 31 to clear trees and brush between Cleveland
Street and the railroad and north of Clime Street behind St. John’s Annex. Trees were
removed and chipped from the west bank or towpath. Assistance was provided by the
Grand Lake St. Marys State Park Canal Land program that provided an employee
and chipper to be used alongside the canal commission’s chipper. The Delphos Canal
Commission continues to sponsor such events to improve, enhance the canal corridor
in Delphos and prepare the towpath for future improvements. (Submitted photo)
See JENNINGS< page 12
See COX, page 12
Browns Backers donate to Stadium Club
The Delphos Browns Backers made a $1,000 donation to the Delphos Stadium
Club on Tuesday. Browns Backers President Stan Wiechart, left, presents the check
to Stadium Club Trustee John Nomina. The money is earmarked for improvements
and enhancements to the football facilities at Stadium Park. (Delphos Herald./Nancy
Team Tournament
at St. John’s, 5 p.m.
Van Wert at O-G
Quad, 6 p.m.
Girls Basketball
Jefferson at Lincolnview
(NWC), 6 p.m.
St. Henry at St.
John’s (MAC), 6 p.m.
Fort Jennings at
Ottoville (PCL), 6 p.m.
Columbus Grove at
Spencerville (NWC), 6 p.m.
Elida at Shawnee
(WBL), 6 p.m.
Bath at Van Wert
(WBL), 6 p.m.
Crestview at Paulding
(NWC), 6 p.m.
Van Wert at O-G
Quad, 6 p.m.
Co-Ed Swimming
and Diving
WBL Diving
(Defiance), 3 p.m.
Boys Basketball
Lincolnview at
Jefferson (NWC), 6 p.m.
Miller City at Fort
Jennings (PCL), 6 p.m.
Spencerville at Columbus
Grove (NWC), 6 p.m.
Shawnee at Elida
(WBL), 6 p.m.
Van Wert at Bath
(WBL), 6 p.m.
Paulding at Crestview
(NWC), 6 p.m.
St. John’s at St. Henry
(MAC), 6:30 p.m.
St. John’s, Spencerville
and Columbus Grove at
LCC Invitational, 5:30 p.m.
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TODAY: Partly cloudy in the
morning. Then cloudy with a 50
percent chance of light snow in
the afternoon. Highs around 15.
Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph.
Wind chills 10 below to zero.
TONIGHT: Cold. Cloudy
with snow showers likely
through midnight. Then mostly
cloudy with a chance of snow
showers after midnight. Areas
of blowing and drifting snow
through the night. Snow accu-
mulation around 1 inch. Lows
5 to 10 above. West winds 10
to 20 mph. Chance of precipita-
tion 60 percent. Wind chills 10
below to zero.
cloudy with a 30 percent chance
of snow showers. Highs around
15. Northwest winds 10 to 15
mph. Wind chills 10 below to
Very cold. Partly cloudy. Lows
around 5 below. West winds
10 to 15 mph. Wind chills 15
below to 25 below zero after
FRIDAY: Mostly sunny.
Areas of blowing and drifting
snow. Windy. Highs 15 to 20.
cloudy with a 50 percent chance
of snow. Areas of blowing and
drifting snow. Windy. Lows
around 15.
Wheat $5.42
Corn $4.05
Soybeans $12.89
Bernice Keselica
Aug. 17, 1926- Jan. 20, 2014
Bernice Keselica, 87, of
Delphos, died at 1:22 p.m.
Monday at St. Rita’s Medical
She was born Aug. 17,
1926, in Chenoa, Ky., to
Ledford and Ollie (Lee)
Webb, who preceded him in
In 1966, she married to
Joseph Keselica, who passed
in 1978.
She is survived by her
daughter, Linda (Brooks)
Klaus of Delphos; her grand-
son, Brent (Kim) Binkley of
Delphos; three great-grand-
children, Makayla, Hunter and
Cole Binkley; many nieces,
nephews and friends; and her
brother, Donald (Ella) Webb
of Ypsilanti, Mich.
She was preceded in death
by her son-in-law, Kenneth
J. Klaus; her brothers, Kelly,
Rufus, Etna and Colson
Webb; her sisters, Nadine
Epperson, Mabel Webb and
Rose Collins; her sister-in-
law, Dorothy Webb; brother-
in-law, Henry Collins and
nephew, Michael Webb.
She retired in 1988 after 22
years at Teleflex in Van Wert.
She attended First Baptist
Church in Van Wert.
Bernice was a very spe-
cial person and a great mom,
grandmother and great-grand-
ma, always being there for
them and putting them first.
She will be forever missed
by those who loved her. She
enjoyed traveling and doing
things with her longtime
friends, Pat, Linda, Shirley
and Marilyn. One of her
favorite things was her return
trips home to Kentucky.
Funeral services will begin
at 11 a.m. Friday at Harter
and Schier Funeral Home, the
Rev. Steve Robertson offici-
ating. Burial will follow in
Woodlawn Cemetery in Van
Visitation will be from 2-8
p.m. Thursday at the funeral
Memorial contributions
may be made to American
Cancer Society or Relay for
One Year Ago
Winners in St. John’s Junior High
School Geography Bee have been
announced. They include Mackenzie
Stose, eighth grade, Champion Jaret
Jackson, eighth grade; and third place,
Ethan Kerzee, sixth grade.
25 Years Ago – 1989
Jerry Nusbaum was named boss
of the year and Jim Martin received
the Paul Ricker Distinguished Service
Award at the Delphos Jaycees annual
Bosses Night and Appreciation Dinner
held at the American Legion hall.
Jaycee Deb Talboom received the orga-
nization’s Keyman Award. Jaycee of the
month awards went to Cathy Hughes for
November and Tom Honigford and Deb
Wade for December.
Principal Mike Estes of Elida Middle
School has announced that Nathan
Griffith, an eighth-grade student, has
won the spelling bee contest held
recently. Griffith is the son of Mr. and
Mrs. Michael Griffith. Angie Sterling, a
seventh-grader and daughter of Valicia
Sterling, won second place. Third-place
winner was Jackie Robbins, also a sev-
enth-grader and the daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Paul Robbins.
It took a three-minute overtime
Friday evening for the St. John’s Blue
Jays to claim a 68-61 victory over
the New Knoxville Rangers and retain
their perfect 6-0 record in the Midwest
Athletic Conference. Leading scorer for
the Jays was Steve Jettinghoff with 27
points. Doug Eggeman added 14 and
Curt Mager and Scott Suever 10 each.
50 Years Ago – 1964
Delphos Kiwanis Club met at the
House of Vogts Tuesday evening for
its regular weekly dinner session and
noted the 49th anniversary of Kiwanis
International. President Gene Hayes
presented the 1963 achievement report
to the members and also announced
the committees for the year 1964.
Songmaster Harry Crede led the mem-
bers in several songs and announced that
next week the program will be on the
proposed new Delphos Memorial Home.
Modern chemicals used in agricul-
ture, their benefits and harmful effects,
were topics of discussion at the Green
Thumb Garden’s Club’s guest dinner
program Monday evening at NuMaude’s
Restaurant. Mrs. Ralph Best was pro-
gram chairman and Doris Mills and Mrs.
Harold Manore were hostesses.
Mrs. Louis Mueller was hostess to
the members of the Agenda Class of
Trinity Methodist Church Monday eve-
ning in her home on Harmon Street.
Mrs. Charles Daulbaugh served as
co-hostess. Devotions were given by
Dorothy Rigdon and Eileen Nichols
presented the lesson.
75 Years Ago – 1939
Leslie Peltier, noted Delphos astrono-
mer, has again reported a discovery of
special note. On Tuesday night Peltier
discovered what is apparently a new
comet. His discovery was immediately
reported to Yorkes and Harvard obser-
vatories and has been confirmed. This is
the seventh comet the local man has dis-
covered, three of his previous discoveries
have been named for him alone and three
for him jointly with other astronomers.
Delphos Jefferson divided a twin-bill
at Ridge Centralized High School Friday
night. The Jefferson reserves won their
game 23 to 19 after putting on a last-
minute spurt which netted them five
points. The Red and White varsity went
down to defeat in a heart-breaker in the
last 50 seconds of play by a one-point
margin, 19 to 18.
The members of the intermediate
class of the United Brethren Sunday
School met Friday evening at the home
of Dorothy Rupert, West Third Street.
In the games, Donnabelle Adams,
Marjorie Baird and Margaret Fought
were most successful. Present were
Phyllis and Marjorie Baird, Margaret
Fought, Margie Blythe, Edna Harpster,
Donnabelle Adams and the hostess.
Associated Press
Today is Wednesday, Jan. 22, the 22nd day of 2014. There
are 343 days left in the year.
Today’s Highlight in History:
On Jan. 22, 1984, the Los Angeles Raiders defeated the
Washington Redskins 38-9 to win Super Bowl XVIII (18),
played at Tampa Stadium in Florida; the CBS-TV broadcast
featured Apple Computer’s famous “1984” commercial intro-
ducing the Macintosh computer.
On this date:
In 1498, during his third voyage to the Western Hemisphere,
Christopher Columbus arrived at the present-day Caribbean
island of St. Vincent.
In 1901, Britain’s Queen Victoria died at age 81.
In 1917, President Woodrow Wilson pleaded for an end to
war in Europe, calling for “peace without victory.” (By April,
however, America also was at war.)
In 1922, Pope Benedict XV died; he was succeeded by
Pius XI.
In 1938, Thornton Wilder’s play “Our Town” was per-
formed publicly for the first time in Princeton, N.J.
In 1944, during World War II, Allied forces began landing
at Anzio, Italy.
In 1953, the Arthur Miller drama “The Crucible” opened
on Broadway.
In 1968, the fast-paced sketch comedy series “Rowan &
Martin’s Laugh-In” premiered on NBC-TV.
In 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court, in its Roe v. Wade deci-
sion, legalized abortions using a trimester approach. Former
President Lyndon B. Johnson died at his Texas ranch at age 64.
In 1987, Pennsylvania treasurer R. Budd Dwyer, convicted
of defrauding the state, proclaimed his innocence at a news
conference before pulling out a gun and shooting himself to
death in front of horrified spectators.
In 1994, actor Telly Savalas died in Universal City, Calif.,
a day after turning 72.
In 1998, Theodore Kaczynski pleaded guilty in Sacramento,
Calif., to being the Unabomber in return for a sentence of life
in prison without parole.
Ten years ago: South Dakota politician Bill Janklow was
sentenced to 100 days in jail for an auto accident that killed a
motorcyclist, Randy Scott. (The 64-year-old Republican was
released on May 17, 2004.) Enron Corp.’s former top accoun-
tant, Richard Causey, surrendered to federal authorities; he
pleaded not guilty to conspiracy and fraud charges. (Causey
later pleaded guilty to securities fraud and was sentenced to 5
1/2 years in prison; he served 4 3/4 years.) Actress-dancer Ann
Miller died in Los Angeles at age 80.
Five years ago: President Barack Obama signed an exec-
utive order to close the Guantanamo Bay prison camp
within a year (however, the facility remains in operation,
with Republican and some Democratic lawmakers repeat-
edly blocking efforts to transfer terror suspects to the United
States). The Senate Finance Committee cleared the nomina-
tion of Timothy Geithner as treasury secretary, 18-5, despite
unhappiness over his mistakes in paying his taxes. A Chinese
court sentenced two men to death and a dairy boss to life in
prison for their roles in producing and selling infant formula
tainted with melamine that was blamed for the deaths of at
least six babies and sickening thousands more.
One year ago: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s
hard-line bloc fared worse than expected in a parliamentary
election, forcing Netanyahu to negotiate a broad coalition
deal. The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved a
resolution condemning North Korea’s rocket launch in Dec.
2012 and imposing new sanctions. An Indonesian court sen-
tenced Lindsay June Sandiford, a British grandmother, to
death for smuggling cocaine into Bali (Sandiford is appealing
her sentence). Linda Pugach, who was blinded in 1959 when
her lover, Burton Pugach, hired hit men to throw lye in her
face — and became a media sensation after later marrying
him — died in New York at age 75.
Today’s Birthdays: Former Sen. Birch Bayh, D-Ind., is
86. Actress Piper Laurie is 82. Actor Seymour Cassel is
79. Author Joseph Wambaugh is 77. Actor John Hurt is 74.
Singer Steve Perry is 65. Country singer-musician Teddy
Gentry (Alabama) is 62. Movie director Jim Jarmusch is
61. Hockey Hall-of-Famer Mike Bossy is 57. Actress Linda
Blair is 55. Actress Diane Lane is 49. Actor-rap DJ Jazzy
Jeff is 49. Country singer Regina Nicks (Regina Regina)
is 49. Rhythm-and-blues singer Marc Gay (Shai) is 45.
Actress Katie Finneran (TV: “The Michael J. Fox Show”)
is 43. Actor Gabriel Macht is 42. Actor Balthazar Getty is
39. Actor Christopher Kennedy Masterson is 34. Pop singer
Willa Ford is 33. Actress Beverley Mitchell is 33. Rock
singer-musician Ben Moody is 33. Actress-singer Phoebe
Strole (TV: “Glee”) is 31. Actress Sami Gayle (TV: “Blue
Bloods”) is 18.
NIENBERG, Dale J., 63, of Kalida, 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. today 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
FABIAN, Ervin “Butch” E., 70, of Delphos, a Military
Committal Service will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday at Alspach-
Gearhart 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.
OSENGA, Joseph L., 63, of Fort Jennings, 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. today at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may
be made to the family. Online condolences may be left at www.
1 dead in Purdue shooting; student in custody
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — A Purdue University
engineering student opened fire inside a basement classroom
Tuesday, killing a teaching assistant and prompting officials
to put the campus on lockdown, police and the university said.
Cody Cousins, who is believed to have targeted Andrew Boldt
inside the Electrical Engineering Building, surrendered to a police offi-
cer within minutes of the attack, Purdue Police Chief John Cox said.
Investigators were trying to determine a motive for the shooting,
which happened around noon on the campus in West Lafayette,
about 60 miles northwest of Indianapolis. No one else was injured.
“This appears to be an isolated and intentional act,” Cox said.
Boldt, a 21-year-old senior and teaching assistant from West
Bend, Wis., died at the scene. Cousins, a 23-year-old senior,
who according to police has addresses listed both in Warsaw,
Ind., and Centerville, Ohio, was being held on a preliminary
charge of murder Tuesday night at the Tippecanoe County Jail.
Students described a chaotic scene on the campus. Sophomore
Nick Wieland told the Journal & Courier that he was in a base-
ment classroom adjacent to the one where the shooting occurred.
“I heard a couple (shots) and then I heard a man scream,”
Wieland said. “Then the last few kind of trailed off as I got
under my desk. . (I was) just very scared. That’s what I felt
the entire time.”
Julissa Martinez, a freshman in nursing, told The Associated
Press that she was in a psychology class on another part of the
campus when she received the text alert from university offi-
cials telling students to seek shelter.
She said her professor briefly kept teaching, then stopped
lecturing so students could contact people to let them know
they were safe.
“He tried to get everything under control because people
were freaking out,” Martinez said, adding that students were
nervous because there was a lot of speculation about the sever-
ity of the situation.
The shooting was reported at 12:03 p.m. and Purdue
officials issued the campuswide text alert shortly afterward.
Cousins was taken into custody outside the engineering build-
ing within minutes of the shooting.
Around 1:15 p.m., the university texted students to tell them
there was no ongoing threat on campus and that normal operations
would resume in all buildings except the engineering facility.
But the university later announced that classes were being
suspended through Wednesday. Special counseling services
were being offered to students at several sites around campus.
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Penrod selected as
OSBA president-elect
Information submitted
COLUMBUS — A Hocking County
man has been selected as the Ohio
School Boards Association’s 2014
president-elect. Ed Penrod, a school
board member at Logan-Hocking Local
Schools and Tri-County Career Center,
will become OSBA president in 2015,
following his term as president-elect.
Penrod, in his 17th year on the
Logan-Hocking school board and 14th
year on the career center board, has
served on numerous OSBA
committees. They include
the Board of Trustees,
Executive Committee,
Federal Relations Network,
Del egat e Assembl y
and Southeast Region
Executive Committee.
He also served as
Southeast Region presi-
dent in 2004 and has rep-
resented OSBA on several
national committees. In
recognition of his dedica-
tion to professional devel-
opment and service, OSBA has pre-
sented him with multiple Awards of
Achievement and the Master Board
Member award.
On his local boards, Penrod has
worked on policy, finance and strate-
gic planning committees, and served
multiple terms as board president and
vice president. He also has served as
an OSBA legislative liaison for both
of his districts.
In addition, the veteran board mem-
ber oversaw a major Ohio School
Facilities Commission construction
project at Logan-Hocking that resulted
in six new school buildings and a
major upgrade and addition to the mid-
dle school. Based on community input
and support, the project also included
a new state-of-the-art auditorium and
athletic complex.
A professional clinical counselor,
Penrod is committed to his community,
as well. A founding member of the
Hocking County Family and Children
First Council, he also has served as
a board member and finance chair
of the Southeastern Regional Council
on Alcoholism and a member of the
United Way Board of Hocking County
and Hocking County Farm Bureau.
Local honors include the Logan-
Hocking Local School District 1989
Distinguished Service Award, induc-
tion into the Logan High School
Academic Hall of Fame in
1991 and Ohio House and
Senate resolutions for out-
standing efforts on behalf
of area youth and dedica-
tion to promoting services
to children.
Penrod is president
and chief executive offi-
cer of PRISM Behavioral
Healthcare in Southeast
Ohio and has extensive
experience at all levels of
clinical counseling, super-
vision and administration. A
U.S. Army veteran, he served as a
chaplain in the Army National Guard
and Reserves following his active duty
He earned a bachelor’s degree in
communications from Asbury College
in Wilmore, Ky., and master of divin-
ity and master of arts degrees from the
Methodist Theological School in Ohio
in Delaware.
Penrod and his wife, Debbie, live
in Rockbridge. They have two sons,
who are Logan-Hocking Local School
District graduates, and one grand-
In its 59th year, the Ohio School
Boards Association leads the way to
educational excellence by serving
Ohio’s public school board members
and the diverse districts they represent
through superior service, unwavering
advocacy and creative solutions.
Outstanding Senior
Volunteer sought
Information submitted
Every day, Ohio senior
volunteers generously give
their time and service to
help others. Now here’s
your chance to give back by
nominating a deserving older
adult in your community for
his or her outstanding ser-
vice through the Salute to
Senior Service® program.
Sponsored by Home
Instead, Inc., the franchisor
of the Home Instead Senior
Care® network, Salute to
Senior Service recognizes
the invaluable contributions
of adults age 65 and older
who give at least 15 hours a
month of volunteer service
to their favorite causes.
“Seniors have so much
to give and make a posi-
tive impact on our com-
munities daily,” said Bill
M. Mullenhour, owner of
the Home Instead Senior
Care office serving Lima,
Findlay, Bowling Green,
Fremont and Celina. “Senior
volunteerism not only ben-
efits others, but also helps
seniors stay active and
socially engaged in their
communities – important
elements of healthy aging.”
Members of the commu-
nity are asked to nominate
and vote for these everyday
heroes now until March 1
at SalutetoSeniorService.
com. State winners will be
determined by popular vote.
A panel of senior care experts
will then select a national
Salute to Senior Service win-
ner from among the state
Home Instead, Inc.,
will donate $500 to each
of the state winners’ des-
ignated and approved non-
profit organizations and
their personal stories will
be shared online on the
Salute to Senior Service
Wall of Fame. In addition,
$5,000 will be donated to
the national winner’s des-
ignated and approved non-
profit charity.
To complete and submit
an online nomination form
for a senior age 65 or older
who volunteers at least 15
hours a month, and to view
the contest’s official rules,
visit SalutetoSeniorService.
com. Completed nomination
forms can alternatively be
mailed to Salute to Senior
Service, P.O. Box 285,
Bellevue, NE 68005.
For more information
about Salute to Senior
Service or the Home Instead
Senior Care network’s ser-
vices, call your local Home
Instead Senior Care at
‘Heartbeat’ bill
backers target state’s
GOP in mailer
Supporters of a strict abor-
tion bill in Ohio are targeting
Republican state senators in a
mail campaign, claiming they
have failed to keep their word.
The so-called heartbeat bill
would effectively ban abor-
tions after the first detectable
fetal heartbeat — as early as
six weeks into pregnancy.
The measure met its demise
in 2012 after the Senate’s
GOP leader, who has since
retired, blocked it from a vote.
The idea was re-introduced
in the Republican-controlled
House in August, where it has
not had a vote.
The group Faith2Action is
mailing postcards to residents
suggesting the lawmakers are
“Republican in name only.”
Small businesses may
qualify for tax break
The state tax commissioner is
reminding Ohio small-business
owners that they may be eli-
gible for a recently enacted tax
In an alert issued Tuesday,
Commissioner Joe Testa urged
taxpayers to visit the Ohio
Department of Taxation website
to learn whether they’re eligible
and how to file for a 50-percent
write-off on their first $250,000
in business income from 2013.
Testa says a majority of
small businesses and entrepre-
neurships structured as pass-
through entities will be eligible
for the deduction. It was enact-
ed last year as part of a package
of state tax changes included in
Ohio’s two-year state budget.
The value of the deduction
is capped at $125,000 of adjust-
ed gross income reported on
an Ohio personal income tax
More extreme cold
temperatures on the way
DHI Correspondent
VAN WERT - Extreme, cold temperatures have returned to
our area for the next few days with a chance for repeat condi-
tions next week as well.
“Two more arctic outbreaks are heading our way, one this
week and one next week,” said Van Wert County Emergency
Management Director Rick McCoy. “These events are not
expected to be as intense as the one that swept through Ohio and
others areas of the country during the first week of January, but
we will still be seeing temperatures at least 20 degrees below
normal for this time of year.”
The recent cold wave that struck the area during the first
week of January produced two days that measured negative 15
degrees, a cold-spell that now ranks in the top 17 coldest days
in Van Wert County history since recording began in 1924. The
coldest days ever recorded in the county were Jan. 17,1982, and
Jan. 20, 1985, when temperatures fell to negative 22 degrees.
This week, temperatures will reach a high in the teens during
the day and will drop to single digits and below zero at night.
The National Weather Service is predicting periodic clippers
coming out of the Northwest that are expected to bring an inch
or two of snow, but no big snow events are yet on the horizon.
“Wind chills will again be an issue throughout this week at
zero to 20 degrees below zero,” noted McCoy. “But, it is still
too early to tell how strong of an arctic plunge we will see next
McCoy reminded readers that households will again need to
let their faucets drip so pipes do not freeze during the cold snap.
The local director also highlighted the importance of taking pre-
cautions against frostbite while outdoors, checking on neighbors
and the elderly, and taking steps to keep animals and pets safe
from the extreme temperatures.
According to an old wives’ tale, whatever date receives the
first measurable snowfall equals the amount of days during the
winter season that will receive measurable snowfall. During
the 2013-14 winter season, the first snow occurred on Oct. 24,
meaning 24 snows this winter. To date, Van Wert County has
received 17 measurable snowfalls this winter season.
See COLD, page 12
Get equipped
for fitness
Active lifestyles sometimes require special
equipment, and recreational gear can enhance the
enjoyment of physical activity. People can spend a
little or a lot of money being active.
Take a look at the sports pages of this newspaper.
Team sports often require fees for uniforms, different
kinds of equipment, even reservation fees for courts
or, in the case of swimming, pool memberships. Just
one of the great things about being part of a school or
league is that some of the costs are divided among all
the team members.
Individual fitness activities may also cost money.
But if you sink your teeth into a daily routine, the
cost of a good pair of athletic shoes may be your only
big investment, one which will pay for itself through
better health.
However, the road to physical fitness can be almost
cost-free. Think about some of the movements you
make every
day. Do you drive or ride short distances
that you could safely and easily walk?
Do you call or text someone who is just
a room or two away? Physical activity
takes many different forms, and it has
many different benefits. You probably
don’t need to spend money on extra
gear to get fit.
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Health Fact
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found in its “Status
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report. About 14
percent report no
recent physical
activity at all.
Everyone should
try to include 30
minutes of physical
activity each day.
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Point-in-Time Counts
set for Tuesday
Information submitted
LIMA — Lima/Allen
Council on Community Affairs,
along with other community
organizations, will participate in
the annual Point-In-Time Count.
The count is completed to deter-
mine the number of sheltered
and unsheltered homeless fami-
lies and individuals in the com-
munity. The numbers are impor-
tant when community organiza-
tions apply for grant funding to
assist target populations.
The Point-In-Time Count
will be conducted starting on
Tuesday, from sundown until
sun rise the following morning.
We are looking for communi-
ty volunteers and assistance with
the donations of new blankets,
winter hats, gloves, socks, coats
and personal hygiene products,
such as toothpaste, tooth brush-
es, soap, bottled water and non-
perishable food items.
Items can be dropped off
at Lima/Allen Council on
Community Affairs, 540 S.
Central Avenue, Lima.
For more information please
contact Centralized Intake
Director, Marva Cowan at 419-
227-2586, extension 138.
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Big Brothers Big Sisters needs
‘Bowl for Kids’ Sake’ support
Information submitted
PUTNAM COUNTY — Big Brothers
Big Sisters of Putnam County is appeal-
ing to the community to support Bowl
for Kids’ Sake, the mentoring organiza-
tion’s biggest annual fundraiser.
The donor-funded organization chal-
lenges everyone — mentors and men-
tees, their friends and families, partners,
community leaders, as well as others
who may not have time to mentor but
support Big Brothers Big Sisters’ mis-
sion — to join “Bowl for Kids’ Sake”
and “start something” to change the life
of a child forever.
The nation’s leader in quality one-
to-one youth mentoring services, Big
Brothers Big Sisters focuses on edu-
cational achievement, avoidance
of risky behaviors such as juve-
nile delinquency, higher self-esteem,
confidence and the ability to relate
to others.
“All the money raised in Putnam
County stays in Putnam County
helping our kids”, said Melissa
Weaver an Ottawa-Glandorf alum-
ni and School-Based Specialist of
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Putnam
County. “Bowl for Kids’ Sake” brings
the whole community together in sup-
port of a positive future for our kids.”
Funds raised allow Big Brothers Big
Sisters to carefully match additional
children in Putnam County with quality
mentors and provide ongoing assistance
for mentors, mentees and their families
to help sustain long successful relation-
ships unique to its programs.
Bowl for Kids’ Sake will be held in
Pandora Feb. 1 and in Ottawa Feb. 8.
To join Bowl for Kids’ Sake 2014,
take the first step and contact Casey
Simon at 419-523-4016 or email csi- You can make a
BIG impact with just a LITTLE effort.
St. John’s VEX robotics team competes in tournament
St. John’s High School VEX Robotics team competed in Bellefontaine on Jan. 11 against 29 other Ohio teams in
the VEX Robotics Qualifier. They made it to the quarter semi-finals. St. John’s had the only team at the tourna-
ment that could hang their robot from a 40-inch bar. Team members include from left to right: Andrew Shawhan,
Nick Pohlman, Connor Hesseling, Mentor Melvin Rode, Quinn Wise and Patrick Stevenson. (Submitted photo)
Public invited to attend Van
Wert County Spelling Bee
Information submitted
VAN WERT — Sandra Freeman, coordinator for gifted
services, Western Buckeye ESC, cordially invites the public
to attend the 2014 Journal Gazette Van Wert County Spelling
Bee. The County Bee is scheduled for 7 p.m. Feb. 3 at the
Marsh Foundation School Auditorium.
Thirteen contestants representing seven Van Wert County
schools in grades four through eight will compete for the
honor of representing Van Wert County at the Journal Gazette
Regional Spelling Bee in Fort Wayne, Ind., on March 8.
Individual school champions are:
Crestview Elementary — Matthew Lautzenheiser, grade 5;
Tiffany Thompson, grade 6
Crestview Junior High — Emily Fegley, grade 7; Amber
Lichtenberger grade 8
Lincolnview Elementary — Ariel Pruden, grade 5; Kirsten
Stemen, grade 6
Lincolnview Junior High — Carly Wendel, grade 7;
Braxten Robey, grade 8
St. Mary of the Assumption School — Catherine Kopack, grade 4
Van Wert Elementary — Rachel Spath, grade 5
Van Wert Middle School — Angel Haller, grade 6; Marshall
Healey, grade 7, Bri Martz, grade 8
Van Wert resident, Doug Grooms, is the pronouncer for the
County Bee. Judges for the contest are Kathy Mollenkopf, princi-
pal, Crestview Elementary; Nita McKinney, principal, Lincolnview
Elementary; and Mark Bagley, principal, Van Wert Middle School.
Jeffrey Snyder, superintendent of Lincolnview Local
Schools, will preside as Master of Ceremonies.
Roger Salisbury, principal of Lincolnview Marsh School, is
in charge of the physical set up of the competition.
The Van Wert Federal Savings Bank is sponsoring the awards
for the event and in recognition of the 125th Anniversary of
the Bank, will present $125 to the winner. Second- and third-
place spellers will also receive awards and all participants will
receive recognition of their participation.
Contestants are to report to the Marsh Foundation School
Library at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 3.
Vantage releases
honor roll
Information submitted
Listed below are the stu-
dents who achieved A B Honor
Roll status the second nine
weeks of the 2013-14 grad-
ing period at Vantage Career
Center. The asterisk * denotes
a 4.0 grade point average.
Delphos Jefferson Juniors
Troy Claypool
Lahanna Lehman
Sarah Thitoff
Mackenzie Urton
Delphos Jefferson Seniors
* Libbi Brown
Brayden Ditto
Brooke Hesseling
Aleksandr Stone
Delphos St. Johns Juniors
* David Leathers
Mayleen Plescher
Ottoville Juniors
Nicholas Grote
Jordon Gudakunst
Megan Risner
Ottoville Seniors
Andrew Horstman
Lucas Maag
Alex Schnipke
Benjamin Schnipke
4-H Exchange Club seeks members
Information submitted
VAN WERT — The Van Wert County 4-H
Exchange Club members would like to invite
4-H members to join our club. There are many
opportunities to join the Exchange Club.
Our purpose is to promote Van Wert County
4-H both at home and with other states.
Each summer, the club travels to or hosts
4-Hers from other states to exchange ideas,
cultures and make new friends. The exchange
has hosted and traveled to Wisconsin, Kansas,
Minnesota and Arkansas.
The club is also committed to the com-
munity, which they host the Holiday Light
Show. It was started as both a fund raiser and
an opportunity to provide the community with
a family oriented low cost holiday activity.
The club also does two pork BBQ dinner
fund raisers in the spring and fall to fund their
This is a family oriented organization with
members, parents and siblings actively par-
Our club has most of our work at the end of
November and weekends in December.
The club is open to any youth age 13-18. If
interested in connecting with our club, please
contact Cindy at 419-203-1413 or Jay at 419-
The Exchange Club is pictured with a 4-H group from Wisconsin. (Photo submitted)
Nurses association
accepting scholarship
Information submitted
VAN WERT — The Van
Wert Nurses Association will
award three nursing scholar-
ships this May.
Applicants must be work-
ing toward their first degree
in nursing or an advanced
degree in nursing and have
already been accepted by an
accredited school of nursing.
Applications may be obtained
by writing the association at
P.O. Box 921, Van Wert, OH
45891 or via e-mail request to
Applications must be com-
pleted in full and returned no
later than April 1.
Scholarships will be award-
ed at the May 12 meeting.
College students can
help shape future
Information submitted
PARSONS, WV — College students looking to challenge
themselves and grow in an environment with the power to pos-
itively impact young lives will want to check out Horseshoe
Leadership Center.
“We’re looking for college-age students who want to use their
skills, energy and passion for shaping a better world by influencing
today’s teens and children,” said David Cooper, Horseshoe Director.
“Horseshoe summer camp counselors make all the difference
in the lives of campers,” he continued. “Yes, Horseshoe is fun,
friends and all the great times that happen at camp, but it is so
much more. Each week adds experiences to help our campers
become all they can be, with an ultimate goal of returning home
ready to serve others and build better futures for all.”
Horseshoe’s summer season includes nationally-recognized
teen civic leadership and entrepreneurship camps, Adventure
Camp for 7–12 year olds and Youth Opportunity Camps for
low-income boys and girls.
Summer residential AmeriCorps members build on prior
experience and develop new skills to help teens and children
become more productive citizens and always find something
more within themselves in the process. Summer positions
provide a living allowance, an AmeriCorps Education Award
to eligible summer AmeriCorps members, meals and lodging.
For information, call Horseshoe at 304-478-2481, e-mail horse- or write Horseshoe Leadership
Center at 3309 Horseshoe Run Road, Parsons, WV 26287-9029.
Apollo preps for
an interactive
information day
Information submitted
LIMA — Approximately
675 sophomores in Apollo
Career Center’s 11-mem-
ber district will visit
Apollo during 411Blast on
Jan. 31. Parents of sopho-
more students interested in
attending Apollo for the
2014-15 school year are
also invited to attend.
This day is designed to
expose students to career
possibilities that they may
not know about. Students
choose two programs of
interest and then spend
half the day visiting those
labs, meeting the instruc-
tors and participating in
fun, interactive demos and
This day provides stu-
dents with more informa-
tion to base their career
decisions upon and gives
them first-hand knowledge
about the Career Center
prior to enrollment which
begins in February.
For more information,
please call 419-998-2921.
Fol l owi ng 411Bl ast ,
Apollo Career Center will
hold a community-wide,
campus-wide celebration
of career technical educa-
tion, so save the date for
The event will be from
5:30-7 p.m. Feb. 11 and is
designed to connect with
the community, alumni,
students and prospective
students. The entire dis-
trict is invited to this last
chance opportunity to see
Apollo Career Center as it
is, prior to the beginning
of the $53 million building
project that begins in the
Wright State students
attain fall dean’s list
Information submitted
A total of 2,361 Ohio students
at Wright State University earned
dean’s list honors during the fall
2013 semester based on their
grade point averages. All students
must take 12 or more credit hours
and must have achieved at least
a 3.5 grade point average to be
placed on the dean’s list.
Collin Buettner
Brandon Gable
Emily Edinger
Brooke Kline
Bethany Jettinghoff
Allison Reindel
Amanda Teman
Tiffany Culp
Fort Jennings
Alyssa Piasecki
Kelly Kehres
Stacie Chandler
Marissa Smith
Emily Turnwald
Jessica Doepker
Middle Point
Avery Etzler
Renee Ball
Miller Mackenzie
Hanna Keller Hanna
Keaton VanDemark
Adam Oehlhof
Samantha Jones
Angelo Katalenas
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Wednesday, January 22, 2014 The Herald — 5
Calendar of
Allen County
9 a.m. - noon — Putnam
County Museum is open, 202
E. Main St. Kalida.
11:30 a.m. — Mealsite
at Delphos Senior Citizen
Center, 301 Suthoff St.
Noon — Rotary Club
meets at The Grind.
6 p.m. — Shepherds of
Christ Associates meet in the
St. John’s Chapel.
7 p.m. — Bingo at St.
John’s Little Theatre.
9-11 a.m. — The Delphos
Canal Commission Museum,
241 N. Main St., is open.
11:30 a.m. — Mealsite
at Delphos Senior Citizen
Center, 301 Suthoff St.
1-3 p.m. — The Delphos
Museum of Postal History,
339 N. Main St., is open.
5-7 p.m. — The Interfaith
Thrift Store is open for shop-
7:30 p.m. — American
Legion Post 268, 415 N. State
7:30 a.m. — Delphos
Optimist Club, A&W Drive-
In, 924 E. Fifth St.
11:30 a.m. — Mealsite
at Delphos Senior Citizen
Center, 301 Suthoff St.
1-4 p.m. — Interfaith
Thrift Store is open for shop-
9 a.m.-noon — Interfaith
Thrift Store is open for shop-
St. Vincent dePaul Society,
located at the east edge of the
St. John’s High School park-
ing lot, is open.
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. —
Delphos Postal Museum is
12:15 p.m. — Testing of
warning sirens by Delphos
Fire and Rescue.
1-3 p.m. — The Delphos
Canal Commission Museum,
241 N. Main St., is open.
7 p.m. — Bingo at St.
John’s Little Theatre.
1-3 p.m. — The Delphos
Canal Commission Museum,
241 N. Main St., is open.
1-4 p.m. — Putnam County
Museum is open, 202 E. Main
St. Kalida.
1:30 p.m. — Amvets Post
698 Auxiliary meets at the
Amvets post in Middle Point.
4 p.m. — Amvets Post 698
regular meeting at the Amvets
post in Middle Point.
7:30 p.m. — Sons of
Amvets Post 698 meet at
Amvets Post in Middle Point.
9 a.m. to 7 p.m. — Ottoville
Branch Library is open.
11:30 a.m. — Mealsite
at Delphos Senior Citizen
Center, 301 Suthoff St.
JAN. 23-25
THURSDAY: Sue Vasquez, Pam Hanser, Beth Metzger,
Ruth Calvelage, Mary Lou Schulte and Carolyn Paul.
FRIDAY: Mary Jane Watkins, Deloris Knippen, Valeta Ditto
and Mary Schnipke.
SATURDAY: Judy Green, Kathy Ulrich, Joyce Day and
Mary Schnipke.
THRIFT SHOP HOURS: 5-7 p.m. Thursday; 1-4 p.m.
Friday; and 9 a.m.- noon Saturday.
Anyone who would like to volunteer should contact Catharine
Gerdemann, 419-695-8440; Alice Heidenescher, 419-692-5362;
Linda Bockey, 419-692-7145; or Lorene Jettinghoff, 419-692-
If help is needed, contact the Thrift Shop at 419-692-2942
between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. and leave a message.
Family ‘snowed in’ after storm
It is the middle of
January and we are getting
more snow. We have had our
share of winter weather this
month. My husband Joe and
daughter Elizabeth didn’t go
back to the factories until
Jan. 9 because of all the
snow we got. They had a
longer holiday
break than they
expected. The
school’s doors
also stayed closed
for three more
days after their
Christmas vaca-
The house
seemed really
quiet on Jan. 9
when everyone
finally left for the day again.
We enjoyed being
“snowed in” for a few
days. But with temperatures
below zero it was too cold to
go out to enjoy it. We have
completed two puzzles that
are 1,000 piece puzzles over
these winter storms.
It seems every puzzle
goes together faster than
the one before, now that
the children can help put
it together instead of mess
it up as they would do
when they were toddlers.
I remember sometimes a
puzzle would get messed up
two to three times and then
maybe a piece was miss-
ing before it was completed.
Now we can leave it unat-
tended with no little ones in
the house.
Daughter Susan will
have her 18th birthday next
week on Jan. 24. Our second
daughter has reached adult-
hood. Time does not stand
still for anyone.
Susan was born at home
with Joe’s Aunt
Sylvia being my
midwife. We had
quite a time find-
ing a ride for her
to go home the
eight miles. Snow
drifts were piled
as high as our
trailer home win-
dows. We lived in
a trailer home at
my parents at that
time. How thankful we felt
that Susan was born with-
out any major problems dur-
ing a winter storm like that.
Susan is now a lively, ener-
getic young lady and loves
to spend time with horses
and ponies. Writing stories
is also a hobby for her.
Jan. 9 also brought back
sad memories of a year ago
when brother Amos was in
an accident that took the
lives of two of my first
cousins. I am sure their
lonely wives and families
have had a long year of
missing their loved ones. In
a matter of seconds our lives
could be changed. Only God
knows what lies ahead of
each of us. Let us always let
“Him” guide us and accept
the changes life brings.
Right now it is snowing
so hard that visibility isn’t
good. I hope and pray every-
one will get home safely
from work and school.
I need to get busy.
Seemed like I didn’t have
time to sit down to write
a column but once again I
waited until the last day to
get this in the mail.
We have been making
ice cream with our hand-
cranked ice cream freezer. I
will share my recipe.
6 eggs
3 1/2 cups sugar
4 teaspoons vanilla
1 teaspoon salt
1 box vanilla instant pud-
3 cups milk
3 cans Milnot or cream
Beat eggs and beat in rest
of ingredients. Pour into a 6
quart freezer can and freeze
in an ice cream maker.
Editor’s Note: The USDA
advises against consump-
tion of anything contain-
ing uncooked eggs. Readers
accept responsibility of any
health risks associated with
the recipe.
Information submitted
The January Blues Concert at the Allen County Museum
has been rescheduled for 7 p.m. Jan. 29.
Due to the earlier cancellation of the concert because of
weather, visiting artist Justin Johnson was unable to make it to
Lima but the Blues in Schools program is pleased to welcome
Reed Turchi.
Students at the Liberty Arts Elementary School and St.
Gerards have already designed and made their cigar box gui-
tars. Turchi will be teaching the students about the history of
cigar box guitars and how to play their instruments.
Raised in Asheville, North Carolina, Turchi attended the
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, where he was
was an American Studies major with a concentration in
Southern Studies. He founded his own record label, Devil
Down Records, to release music from the Southern Folklife
Collection and draw attention to some of the North Mississippi
blues musicians. North Mississippi Blues is a regional offshoot
of the Country Blues style. Turchi is also the director of the
Ardent Music label and member of the band, TURCHI.
This event is free and open to the public.
Museum reschedules
Blues concert
JAN. 22
Mary Watkins
Virgil Turango
Doug Rode
JAN. 23
Wayne Warnecke
Jared Elwer
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6 – The Herald Wednesday, January 22, 2014
‘Kittens press way
over Lady Green
Staff Writer
OTTOVILLE — The Bath girls basketball program has
built up quite a reputation over the past four decades of full-
court pressure basketball.
Ottoville (7-7) found out first-hand what that was about
Tuesday night as the Division II AP’s 10th-ranked Wildkittens
(15-1) forced 21 turnovers in amassing a 51-29 girls cage vic-
tory at L.W. Heckman Gymnasium at Ottoville High School.
The game was originally sched-
ule for Jan. 7 but was postponed
due to weather.
“That is one heck of a team.
They have a great program, a great
school and a great coach that all
exhibit class,” Ottoville mentor
Dave Kleman explained. “That is
why we scheduled them years ago;
they are a measuring stick for you.
They force you to grow up quickly.
I have mental notes already and
we’ll look at the film and talk about
what we need to do to get better.”
However, Bath mentor Greg
Mauk wasn’t too enamored of his
unit the first half
“In all honesty, I thought they played harder than we did the
first half, for whatever reason; I don’t blame us playing Sunday
(at Pickerington Tournament) for that,” Mauk explained. “I
credit Coach Kleman for having those girls ready to play. They
didn’t come in thinking that they should roll over for us; they
got every loose ball and rebound.”
Whether using full- and half-court man pressure or 2-2-1
full-court and 2-3 zone half-court defense — even some 1-3-1
half-court — the Wildkittens (15-1) made things tough on a
young Lady Green (7-7) squad (starting two freshmen, two
juniors and a senior, with plenty of other youth off the bench)
from the get-go. When they weren’t forcing turnovers, they
stymied the hosts into 11-of-34 shooting (2-of-12 triples) for
32.5 percent.
Still, despite forcing five turnovers in the first period, the
’Kittens weren’t exactly taking advantage, hitting a mere 3-of-
16 shots in that span (18-of-46 for the night, 8-of-19 down-
town, for 39.1%) as the Lady Green man scheme held its own.
Ottoville scored a free throw at 6:21 by senior Taylor Mangas
(5 markers, 2 assists) for its only lead of the night and Bath
took the lead for good at 6:06 on a 3-ball by Jenna Hollar. The
biggest lead was 7-1 when Alyssa Manley (4 dimes) scored a
basket at 2:54. Mangas drove the middle for a deuce at 2:38 to
close first-period scoring at 7-3.
The guests began to slowly pull away in the second period
as their defense continued to harass the Green and Gold. They
forced four more errors and a 3-of-9 shooting span, all seven
points by junior Annie Lindeman (6 boards 3 assists). Bath
had five girls score at least a point in the period and their big-
gest lead of the half was 21-7 on a deuce by Manley at 1:23.
Lindeman banked in a trey from left of the key at 1:02 to com-
plete the first half at 21-10, Bath.
Bath came out with a new sense of purpose in the third
period and put the pedal to the metal, turning the hosts over
eight more times and reaping more offensive rewards — 7-of-
14. Bri Smith (10 counters on 3 triples, 6 boards) scored a pair
of treys to lead the effort and 6-1 Danielle VanDyke (4 boards,
4 blocks) added five counters. When Cassie Best (9 points, 4
thefts) sliced to the basket for a layin at 1:35, Bath led 40-15
before Mangas hit a 10-footer with 4.1 ticks on the board to get
the scoreboard to read 40-17, Bath, at the end of three.
Wildcats struggle in loss to Raiders
DHI Correspondent
HAVILAND – For one quarter,
Delphos Jefferson battled with host
Wayne Trace in non-league girls basket-
ball action as the lady Wildcats trailed
only 13-11 after eight minutes of action.
However, it was all Raiders from
there as the red, white and blue out-
scored Delphos Jefferson 36-17 in the
final three quarters for a 49-28 win.
Wayne Trace used the twin towers of
Sylvia Young (6-3) and Lauren Speice
(5-11) to dominate the boards, finishing
the night with a 50-34 advantage. The
lady Raiders also limited the Wildcats
to 8 of 53 shooting on the night (15
percent), including 4 of 40 (10 percent)
over the final three periods.
“We really struggled shooting the
basketball tonight,” commented Delphos
Jefferson head coach David Hoffman.
“Once we missed some shots, then we
got to a point where we didn’t want to
shoot the basketball anymore and we
can’t do that.”
The Wildcats battled back twice in
the first quarter, tying the game at 8-8
on a Rileigh Stockwell basket and again
at 11-11 after a Hannah Sensibaugh
free throw. However, Wayne
Trace took the lead for good
with a Sylvia Young bucket
late in the stanza to make it
Quarter number two
proved to start the down-
fall for Delphos Jefferson.
Wayne Trace opened the
quarter with ten straight
points, highlighted by two
Erin Mohr treys, to grab a
23-11 advantage.
Stockwell hit a pair
of free throws to get the
Wildcats on the scoreboard
at the 2:56 mark but that would be all
of the Delphos Jefferson points in the
period. Madi Poling rounded out the
first half scoring by hitting one of two
charity tosses to put the Raiders on top
24-13 at the intermission.
“I thought it was a very solid first
half for us,” noted Raider head coach
Bethany Hughes. “The girls took care of
the basketball much better tonight and
we were able to play solid defense as
well. It was a good effort for us tonight.”
The lady Raiders stretched their lead
in the contest at the start of the third
quarter. Wayne Trace got a basket by
Speice, one of two foul shots from
Shayna Temple and a pair of charity
tosses by Poling to widen the margin to
“It was a key for us to come out in
the second half and continue to play
hard and smart and the girls did that,”
Hughes continued. “We put together a
solid 32 minutes tonight and that was
good to see.”
Sensibaugh stopped the tide tempo-
rarily with a trey for Delphos Jefferson
but the Raiders weren’t done. Mohr and
Brenda Feasby added baskets for Wayne
Trace as the Raiders pushed the advan-
tage to 33-16. The red, white and blue
went on to take a 35-22 lead into the
final period.
“The first quarter
we were able to take
advantage of some
things against their man
defense,” Hoffman noted.
“When they switched to
zone, their size came in
to play and we didn’t do
a good job of moving the
basketball. Wayne Trace
played a good basketball
game tonight.”
The lady Raiders
opened the final period
with nine straight points,
i n c l u d -
ing three
b u c k e t s
by Young,
to widen
the margin
to 44-22.
From there,
W a y n e
T r a c e
cruised to
the 49-28
Mohr led
all scorers
with 17 points
for Wayne Trace, which moves to 9-5 on
the season. Young chipped in 11 markers
and eight rebounds while Speice posted
seven points and 15 rebounds. Temple
and Feasby also grabbed eight and seven
boards, respectively. Feasby dished out
six assists for the Raiders with Mohr
recording five.
Stockwell topped the Wildcats with
13 points and nine caroms while also
recording four steals. Brooke Culp
picked up four steals as well.
The lady Wildcats drop to 6-9 on the
Delphos Jefferson rallied from a
20-17 halftime deficit by outscoring host
Wayne Trace 16-10 in the second half to
post a 33-30 victory over the Raiders in
the junior varsity contest.
The Wildcats move to 7-8 on the
year with the victory while Wayne Trace
drops to 9-4.
Jessica Pimpas led the way for the
visiting Wildcats with 10 points and
Heather Pohlman chipped in nine mark-
ers. Pimpas also picked up six rebounds
to lead Delphos Jefferson while Shelby
Koenig and Mackenzie Hammons
grabbed five boards each. Taylor Stroh
dished out three assists and recorded
three steals.
Cougars down Kalida in offensive struggle
By Charlie Warnimont
DHI Correspondent
KALIDA — Van Wert
and Kalida both suffered
through long periods where
shots did not fall during their
non-league matchup Tuesday
Fortunately for the
Cougars their shooting
drought came early.
With only one field goal
through the first 11:36 of
the game, the
Cougars were
able to overcame
the lack offense
to get back in the
game, then seal it
at the free throw
line late as Van
Wert escaped Kalida with a
41-38 win. The Cougars are
now 6-6 on the season, while
the Wildcats dropped to 10-5.
Van Wert came out as cold
as the night air missing all 1o
of their field goal attempts in
the first quarter as they fell
behind 16-4 after eight min-
utes. The only points for the
Cougars came on free throws
by Drew Myers and Matt
Bidlack. The Wildcats built
their lead behind eight points
from Joe Gerdeman and four
from Luke Langhals.
The Cougars’ notched
their first field goal 17 sec-
onds into the second quar-
ter as Connor Holliday hit
a driving layup. Three min-
utes would run off the clock
before Van Wert scored again
as they used a 6-0 run to
pull within 16-12.
Holliday and Bidlack
had baskets for the
Cougars, while Kyle
Keber and Myers
each had a free throw.
Gerdeman ended the
run with Kalida’s
only points of the quarter on
a foul line jumper. Michael
Smelser ended the first half
scoring with a jumper that
pulled the Cougars within
18-14 at halftime.
Both team struggled offen-
sively in the third quarter as
Van Wert managed to out-
score Kalida 9-5 to even the
score at 23-23 going to the
fourth quarter. The Cougars
scored the first six points of
the quarter for a 20-18 lead
as Kalida continued to strug-
gle shooting. The Wildcats
had a stretch of 12:22 where
they hit just one field goal
before Devin Kortokrax and
Gerdeman scored on back-to-
back possessions to put Kalida
on top at 22-20. A free throw
by Gerdeman with 1:18 left
in the quarter had
Kalida up three
points before Joey
Moreland drained
a three-pointer
from the right side
to even the score
going to the final
eight minutes.
The fourth quarter was
back and forth as there were
seven lead changes and
two ties. Van Wert took a
35-33 lead on a basket by
Myers before Luke Langhals
drained the Wildcats only
three-pointer of the night for
a 36-35 Kalida lead. Two
free throws by Myers with
2:11 left gave Van Wert the
lead for good at 37-36. The
Wildcats had chances to
regain the lead but turned
the ball over on four straight
Van Wert cashed in on
two of those missed Wildcat
opportunities as Holiday
and Stoller both hit two free
throws for a 41-36 lead.
Kortokrax pulled Kalida
within three with 16.7 sec-
onds left with two
free throws before
the Wildcats fouled
Smelser with
14.3 seconds left.
Smelser missed the
front end of a one
and one and Kalida
rebounded. The Wildcats
went for the tie, after a
timeout, only to see Adam
Langhals’ 3-pointer bounce
off the rim and into the hands
of a Van Wert player. Kalida
did not foul and the Cougars
ran out the clock.
Column: Bookies and the NFL both wary of weather
Associated Press
LAS VEGAS — Roger Goodell
once had his beer freeze while watch-
ing a game in Chicago, so sitting
outside at the Super Bowl shouldn’t
be too much of a burden for the NFL
But what if — and this is a very real
possibility — the stadium is blanketed
in the kind of blizzard-like condi-
tions that wreaked havoc across the
Northeast on Tuesday? What if the
NFL doesn’t get lucky and score a
chilly yet tolerable Super Bowl eve-
ning at the Meadowlands?
Even worse, what if snow, sleet, ice
or any combination in the first outdoor
cold weather Super Bowl determines
who wins the big game?
Could happen, and Goodell and
other NFL officials won’t be the only
ones poring over weather forecasts
leading up to Feb. 2. Oddsmakers in
Las Vegas will be keeping a close
eye on it, too, as a possible factor in
whether the Denver Broncos can cover
what is now a 2½-point spread against
the Seattle Seahawks.
“Probably the most important guy
being interviewed next week will be
(television weatherman) Al Roker,”
said Jimmy Vaccaro, who runs the
sports book at the South Point hotel.
That’s not necessarily a bad thing,
especially if the forecast doesn’t
include wind and snow or sleet.
Goodell has embraced the idea of
cold, though he had little choice in
the matter after NFL owners decided
to reward the owners of the Jets and
Giants for getting a new stadium by
giving them a Super Bowl.
He’ll sit outside for the misery that
could accompany the usual mastery of
a Super Bowl. If all goes according to
plan, he will hand out the Lombardi
trophy to the best team in the land, and
everyone will go home happy.
But some who are in the busi-
ness of making the point spread for
the game believe that if something
like Tuesday’s storm hits the day of
the game it could tilt the
game in favor a team that
relies more on power
football and defense
rather than finesse. And
in this Super Bowl, that
would be the Seahawks.
“With the game being
in New York and the
early forecast for below
normal temperatures in
the teens that certainly
favors a defensive team
and a running team,”
said Jay Kornegay, sports
book director at the LVH.
“That would certainly be
an advantage to the Seahawks.”
Partly because of that, Kornegay
and his oddsmakers made the
Seahawks a 2-point favorite when
betting opened Sunday for the game.
But bettors enamored with the idea
of Peyton Manning winning a second
Super Bowl quickly caused the odds to
shift to Denver’s favor with a flood of
money on the Broncos.
The knock on Manning, though,
is that for all his greatness he’s not
a good cold-weather quarterback. He
played much of his career inside in
Indianapolis and is 4-7 in games that
are below freezing at kickoffs, though
some of those were games where he
played sparingly because the Colts had
already locked up playoff seeding.
Others were against New England,
when the Patriots clearly had the bet-
ter team. And Manning did complete
39 passes for 397 yards and four
touchdowns against Tennessee last
month when the temperature at kickoff
in Denver was 18 degrees.
“I won’t try to answer it because I
didn’t give it any valida-
tion in the first place,”
he said afterward about
his supposed cold-weather
Both football fans and
oddsmakers found out
how unpredictable a big
storm can make the game
last month when winter
weather made conditions
miserable in several cit-
ies. It took players in
Philadelphia, Pittsburgh
and Baltimore the first
half to get used to the con-
ditions, then they responded
with an unlikely series of wild plays
and drama in lighting up the score-
board in the second half.
That has oddsmakers scratching
their heads about what to do about this
year’s game. They often figure things
out in advance with lines that come
remarkably close to the final result,
but a Super Bowl in the snow would
be something new to everyone.
“If it’s big snow you can take all the
handicapping and anything we thought
we knew and throw it out the win-
dow,” said Johnny Avello, the book
director at the Wynn hotel.
Source: Bills’ Pettine
meeting again with Browns
Associated Press
Pettine is getting a second
look from the Browns, who
could be zeroing in on their
next coach.
Buffalo’s defensive coor-
dinator was having a second
interview with Cleveland
owner Jimmy Haslam and
CEO Joe Banner on Tuesday
night, a person familiar with
the Browns’ plans told The
Associated Press. The meet-
ing is taking place in Mobile,
Ala., site of the Senior Bowl,
said the per-
son who spoke
on condition
of anonym-
ity because the
team is not com-
menting during
its search.
P e t t i n e
impressed the Browns during
Thursday’s first interview and
if his second meeting goes
well, the team may be able to
end a search that has dragged
into its fourth week.
The fact that Haslam and
Banner traveled to meet with
Pettine indicates the team has
strong interest in making him
their seventh full-time coach
since 1999.
Pettine just completed
his first year with the Bills,
and the team improved on
defense. Though the Bills still
struggled against the run, they
finished second in the NFL
with a franchise-record 57
The 47-year-old Pettine
spent four seasons as a defen-
sive coordinator under Rex
Ryan with the New York
Jets before joining the Bills.
Pettine also has worked as an
assistant in Baltimore.
Bills Hall of Fame running
back Thurman Thomas hopes
Pettine stays put.
“Hey #Browns leave our
DC alone,” Thomas posted on
his Twitter account.
Earlier, Adam Gase,
Denver’s highly regarded
offensive coordinator, called
Haslam and informed him he
was withdrawing his name
and would not interview after
the Super Bowl.
The 35-year-old Gase,
who will lead the Broncos’
high-powered offense against
Seattle, was the first candidate
contacted by the
Browns after they
fired Chudzinski
following a 4-12
season. Gase
declined an ini-
tial interview
request because
he wanted to con-
centrate on the playoffs, and
the Browns would have had
to wait until after Feb. 2 to
speak with him.
Haslam said last week the
team is “prepared to wait as
long as necessary” to hire
a coach, and the Browns
quickly moved ahead without
Gase, who enjoys his role
with the Broncos and may not
be ready for a head coaching
The Browns are the only
team without a head coach
and have interviewed at least
eight known candidates —
the list is still growing — to
become their fourth coach in
the past six years.
Besides Pettine, the team
has set up a second interview
with Seattle defensive coordi-
nator Dan Quinn.
See GREEN, page 7
See BROWNS, page 8
See WILDCATS, page 7
See KALIDA, page 8
See NFL, page 8
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 The Herald — 7
Slights become motivation
for Seattle’s receivers
Associated Press
RENTON, Wash.— Somewhere along
the way, “pedestrian” became a favored
word for the Seattle Seahawks’ receivers.
Doug Baldwin, Jermaine Kearse and
Golden Tate each used the word in some
fashion after the Seahawks beat San
Francisco to win the NFC championship
Sunday. It was their way of responding to
critics who have panned Seattle’s receiv-
ing corps as one of the weak points in the
Seahawks roster.
“It irritates the hell out of me when
we’ve got guys who constantly want to talk
about our receiving corps,” Baldwin said
after the 23-17 win over the 49ers. “Talking
about we’re average. We’re pedestrian.
We’re going to walk our … to the Super
Bowl. Pedestrians.”
Seattle’s receiving crew was supposed
to have more experience and be considered
a strength before the season began. That’s
when the Seahawks were expected to have
Percy Harvin and Sidney Rice as their start-
ers, with Baldwin, Tate and Kearse filling
secondary roles as extra receivers catch-
ing passes from Russell Wilson. But then
Harvin missed 15 out of 16 regular-season
games following hip surgery in August and
Rice was lost for the year after Week 8 with
a knee injury.
It’s left an unheralded, underappreciated
group as Seattle’s pass catching options.
And while they despise being cast as a
weak link, they also are more than happy to
use those slights as motivation.
Perhaps no player feeds off the negativ-
ity more than Baldwin. Before the NFC
title game, the undrafted free agent out of
Stanford talked about carrying a “boulder”
around on his shoulder, not a chip. Then he
made sure to note that pundits on Sunday
morning were again pointing to Seattle’s
receivers as the reason Wilson and the pass
game had been struggling.
“They were talking about Russell
Wilson was struggling and the reason he
was struggling was his receiving corps was
appetizers,” Baldwin added. “I’ll take that.
I’ll be an appetizer. But that’s a good …
appetizer if you ask me.”
Baldwin responded with one of the best
games in his career on Sunday. He fin-
ished with six catches for 106 yards — the
second-most in his three seasons — includ-
ing a 51-yard reception in the first half that
helped loosen the 49ers defense.
But he wasn’t alone.
Tate had four receptions and Kearse
made one of the biggest catches in his
young career. On fourth-and-7 early in
the fourth quarter, Wilson’s hard count got
the 49ers to jump into the neutral zone.
Knowing it was a free play, Seattle’s receiv-
ers broke off the original routes and headed
vertical to the end zone. Kearse was able to
get a step on Carlos Rogers and pulled in a
35-yard TD pass from Wilson with 13:44
left that gave Seattle a 20-17 lead that the
Seahawks did not relinquish.
“When you run a route you got to
always expect that the ball could come to
you. But when the ball is in the air it’s all
instinct, it’s all play-making ability,” Kearse
said. “Russ threw a good ball at me, it just
shows the trust he has in us and you know
we’ll just try to make the best of every
Then later, prodded by Baldwin, Kearse
followed the line in the wide receivers
“I’m just a pedestrian trying to walk my
way to the Super Bowl,” he added.
What makes Seattle’s group of receiv-
ers unique is the lack of credentials. Take
Harvin out of the equation, and of Seattle’s
top five receivers, four were undrafted:
Baldwin, Kearse, Ricardo Lockette and
Bryan Walters. Tate was the only draftee,
taken in the second round in 2010. It’s
another example of general manager John
Schneider’s ability to unearth hidden talents
but the group also comes with a built-in
motivation to prove wrong anyone who
overlooked or undervalued their potential.
They also play in an offense where
numbers will never be extraordinary. Only
four times in 18 regular and postseason
games this season did Seattle attempt 30
or more passes. Three times they didn’t
even attempt 20 throws. That leaves limited
opportunities when the offense calls for the
tight end and running backs to be involved
in the pass game as well.
And all that is without Harvin, who is
expected to have recovered from a concus-
sion in time for the Super Bowl.
“At the end of the day, we want to
be a team that makes
the big play when
we need to,” Wilson
said. “Always make
the consistent ones
but make the big play
when we need to, and the guys have done
that all year.”
Harvin could be back to practice later
this week for the Seahawks and is expected
to be available for the Super Bowl.
Harvin missed Sunday’s NFC champi-
onship game win over San Francisco after
suffering a concussion a week earlier in the
divisional playoff win over New Orleans.
Harvin was not cleared by doctors in time
to play against the 49ers.
Seattle coach Pete Carroll told report-
ers that Harvin could be cleared in time to
practice as early as Wednesday, based on
how Harvin was feeling over the weekend,
but there were still “a couple of clearances”
needed before he could practice.
Harvin had three receptions against New
Orleans before getting hurt late in the first
half. It was the second game of the season
for Harvin, who had hip surgery in August.
Sherman writes he’s not villainous:
Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman
wrote in a column for that he’s not
a villainous person.
Sherman has been a regular writer for for most of the season. He
wrote that his postgame interview Sunday
with Fox reporter Erin Andrews stemmed
from adrenaline and his dislike for San
Francisco wide receiver Michael Crabtree.
Sherman screamed during the interview
that Crabtree is a subpar receiver.
Sherman wrote, “It was loud, it was in
the moment and it was just a small part of
the person I am.”
After the game, Sherman didn’t back
down, calling Crabtree “mediocre.”
Sherman wrote that his personal problem
with Crabtree stems from an incident dur-
ing the offseason in Arizona but he didn’t
Carroll pulled Sherman aside on
Monday and made sure his fiery cor-
nerback understood that his rant against
Crabtree was overshadowing the Seahawks
reaching their second Super Bowl in fran-
chise history.
Sherman seemed to get Carroll’s mes-
“He was really clear that the last thing
he wanted to do was take something away
from our team, what we had accomplished,”
Carroll said.
Sherman became the focal point of
attention — both positive and nega-
tive — after Seattle beat San Francisco
23-17 on Sunday to win the NFC cham-
Sherman was already going to be
in the spotlight for what he did on San
Francisco’s final offensive play, twisting
his body to deflect a pass intended for
Crabtree into the air and allowing time
for teammate Malcolm Smith to run
over and make an interception in the end
zone to clinch the Seahawks’ victory.
The athleticism on the play was worthy
of praise. But Sherman’s antics from that
point drew praise from some for being hon-
est and unfiltered and criticism from others
for being too harsh and combative.
“This is a very emotional kid and that’s
what drives him,” Carroll said. “We did sit
down and talk about it because I want him
to present himself in his best light. He’s an
incredible kid.
“He has a great sense about things and
understanding and sensitivity and aware-
ness and he cares and he’s a very thoughtful
person so when he puts out those kind of
thoughts he has to know what he’s saying
and understand it and I think he’s very
understanding at this point that he caused a
stir that took away from the team.”
Sherman had been rarely targeted by
the 49ers, with most of Colin Kaepernick’s
passes being thrown in the direction of
Byron Maxwell.
But in the final minute,
Kaepernick decided to take a shot
to the end zone with Crabtree and
Sherman matched up one-on-one.
Sherman won the matchup,
staying in position to deflect the
pass and have it fall into Smith’s hands,
similar to a tipped interception from
Sherman to safety Earl Thomas in Week 15
against the New York Giants.
Except this was far more meaningful,
giving Seattle its second conference cham-
But Sherman didn’t let the celebration
end with Smith and his teammates.
Sherman ran over to Crabtree and gave
him a pat on the backside, then appeared to
extend his arm for a handshake.
Instead, Sherman got shoved in the
face before picking up his personal foul
as his celebration continued. The taunt
included a choking gesture in the direction
of Kaepernick.
Asked about the incident afterward by
Fox reporter Erin Andrews, Sherman lit up
Twitter with a rant that began: “I’m the best
corner in the game. When you try me with
a sorry receiver like Crabtree, that’s the
result you gonna get. Don’t you ever talk
about me!”
And Sherman didn’t back down
later, apologizing to Andrews but calling
Crabtree “mediocre.”
Carroll added he viewed the situation
as a father talking to his son and wanted
Sherman to realize some more thought
should have gone into what he was saying.
For Carroll, the return to New York is
heading back to where he got his start as a
head coach in the NFL, albeit a short-lived
tenure as the head coach of the Jets. Carroll
was the Jets head coach for one season
in 1994 before getting fired after a 6-10
League talking to 49ers about sideline
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — San
Francisco coach Jim Harbaugh said Tuesday
there’s been communication between the
NFL and the team after Seattle’s Jeremy
Lane ran into an unidentified person on the
49ers’ sideline during the NFC champion-
ship game.
Harbaugh said that general manager
Trent Baalke had spoken to the league.
“Yeah. There has been some contact
there. Trent’s talked to them about that,”
Harbaugh said. “I do, though, have a per-
spective of that because I did see it. I was
standing closer to the sideline than the per-
son that got run into.”
Carroll said Monday that the Seahawks
had reached out to the league to find out
more about what happened and that he was
disappointed there was not a penalty called
on the play.
Lane was running downfield on punt
coverage on the first play of the second
quarter of Seattle’s 23-17 win Sunday. Lane
was blocked into the 49ers bench then ran
into a person on the sideline not in uniform.
Lane popped up and returned to the field.
Harbaugh said Tuesday that “our guy
was in a spot back where he was supposed
to be. I saw it with my own two eyes.”
“You don’t know which way to go other
than you kind of hold your ground and pro-
tect yourself,” Harbaugh added. “That was
his reaction and mine as well. I would be
willing to be called and say the same thing
on the record.”
Goodell suggests
ditching the PAT kick
Associated Press
Roger Goodell doesn’t want
to stand pat with the PAT. He’s
suggesting potential changes in
the extra point that, well, might
have some legs.
The NFL commissioner
says the extra point kick after
touchdowns, which had a suc-
cess rate of nearly 100 percent,
is too automatic. Sure is.
And with few teams
attempting 2-point conversion
plays until desperation hits
late in games, the old 1-point-
er from 20 yards is the way
coaches go. All that does is
draw yawns.
So Goodell wonders if the
league can add excitement by
making some major adjust-
ments to the extra point, sug-
gesting perhaps making a
touchdown worth seven points
instead of six, with teams hav-
ing the option to run a play for
another point.
But failing on that play
would cost them a point.
Gimmicky, for sure. But if
Goodell likes the idea …
A look at how changes to
the extra point would affect
Passing any changes to the
playing rules in the NFL is,
unlike the extra point kick, no
The competition committee
meets with the players’ union at
the NFL combine in February,
where any new proposals or
ideas are discussed. It’s not
unusual for the players to have
input in potential adjustments,
as they did recently on defense-
less player penalties.
The powerful committee,
chaired by Atlanta Falcons’
President Rich McKay, meets
for about a week in early March
and comes up with any propos-
als, whether from the teams or
union or, yes, the big boss.
At the league meetings later
in March, the committee presents
potential changes for discussion
by all 32 owners, who can either
vote on them or table them.
McKay said Tuesday: “We
do anticipate the topic being
The idea of toying with the
extra point is not entirely new.
John Mara, owner of the New
York Giants and among the
most influential members of
the competition committee,
says “it came up for brief dis-
cussion in past meetings but no
action was taken.”
It took the NFL years to
come around on the 2-point
conversion, which can be a pass
or run play from the 2-yard line
— and under Goodell’s appar-
ent preference, could be worth
one point if the kick is elimi-
nated. The 2-pointer existed
in the old AFL from 1960-69
and college football has had it
since 1958.
But it was defeated several
times in NFL owners’ votes
before it passed in 1994 as part
of a package of changes to help
the offenses.
Coaches will hate any
changes, particularly ones that
would mean more decisions for
them to make. They so rarely
go for the 2-pointers until the
fourth quarter and are reluc-
tant to do so then because,
well, there’s nothing automatic
about those attempts. Indeed,
less than half (33 of 69) worked
in 2013.
“I will say this: Since 2000,
I believe, over 99 percent of the
extra points are made,” Falcons
coach Mike Smith said. “It’s
almost a given that it is going
to be made. I’m sure that the
competition committee will
address it. As a coach you have
to play how the rules are.”
Short-yardage backs such as
All-Pro fullback Mike Tolbert
of Carolina shouldn’t mind the
elimination of PAT kicks. Nor
should running quarterbacks
such as Russell Wilson, Colin
Kaepernick and Cam Newton,
whose improvisational skills
would be a huge advantage.
Kickers? They probably
will shrug and practice their
field goals — which is what
they normally do regarding
extra points anyway.
Rosters would get slight
revamping, with teams likely
keeping at least one power
back active every week and
having two on the roster. Often,
those guys also play on spe-
cial teams, so their presence
wouldn’t throw a lineup out of
Teams would work even
more on their short-yardage
packages, beginning in training
camp. They would use their
PAT offenses in other situations
on the field in games, too.
While going for a fourth-
and-2 near midfield is less
rare than it once was, it might
become all the more common
when coaches know the more
times they attempt such plays,
the more seasoned their play-
ers will be when trying for the
extra points.
It’s impossible to gauge the
owners’ thinking and a three-
quarters majority is needed to
pass any rules changes.
“I know a lot of times when
we’re at owner meetings, those
things are brought up, and it’s
great when you’re in those
meetings because you hear all
the different opinions that are
brought up with that,” Jaguars
coach Gus Bradley said. “I’m
sure there will be discussions
about that. I’m excited about
hearing all those.”
Goodell doesn’t get a vote.
Then again, it sounds like
he already has cast his.
Goodell ready to tackle
elements at Super Bowl: He’ll
be wearing a coat and no doubt
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With the only thing to be decid-
ed in the fourth period being the
final score, the Lady Green out-
scored their foe 12-1, with junior
Courtney Von Sossan (6 points)
scoring five and freshman Brooke
Mangas (6 points) adding four.
“The good thing for us the
first half was we played hard and
won a lot of the loose ball plays,”
Kleman added. “They came out
from halftime and played a lot
harder. For us, we have the physi-
cal ability but with so many young
and inexperienced players, it’s
more a mental thing now. There’s
no magic wand to wave and poof
— you have experience. We’ll get
there; we keep improving and this
game will hasten that develop-
Overall, Bath finished with
7-of-14 shooting at the line (50%);
with 23 boards (seven offensive);
seven turnovers; and 13 fouls.
Madison Dackin led all scorers
with 14.
“The only adjustment we really
made at the half — and I let them
know about it at halftime — was we
had to play smarter,” Mauk added.
“We were fouling too much in our
press the first half and disrupting our
rhythm. Our press needs to be con-
stant and in the flow to really work.”
Ottoville amassed 5-of-9
free-throw shooting (55.6%); 32
rebounds, 10 offensive, as junior
Lexie Wannemacher had four; and
13 fouls.
In junior varsity action,
Ottoville scored the only points in
overtime to seize a 37-35 victory.
Freshman Alexis Thorbahn led
the Lady Green (13-1) with 11.
For the Wildkittens (8-5),
Brittanie Ulmer netted 11.
Both teams return to league
action Thursday: Ottoville hosting
Fort Jennings in the PCL and Bath
visiting Van Wert in the WBL.
BATH (51)
Bri Smith 3-1-10, Audrey
Brandon 0-0-0, Tara Herr 0-0-
0, Jenna Hollar 2-0-6, Danielle
VanDyke 2-2-8, Alyssa Manley
2-0-4, Ellie Dackin 0-0-0,
Madison Dackin 5-3-14, Courtny
Johnson 0-0-0, Cassie Best 4-1-9.
Totals 10-8-7/14-51.
Nicole Kramer 0-0-0, Taylor
Mangas 2-1-5, Brooke Mangas
2-2-6, Monica Sarka 0-0-0, Alicia
Honigford 1-1-3, Alexis Thorbahn
0-0-0, Courtney Von Sossan
2-1-6, Haley Landwehr 0-0-0,
Annie Lindeman 3-0-7, Lexie
Wannemacher 1-0-2, Lindsey
Wannemacher 0-0-0. Totals 9-2-
Score by Quarters:
Bath 7 14 19 11 - 51
Ottoville 3 7 7 12 - 29
Three-point goals: Bath,
Smith 3, Hollar 2, VanDyke 2,
M. Dackin; Ottoville, Von Sossan,
BATH (35)
Sami Mosley 2-0-5, Bailey
Dackin 0-4-4, Kennedy Metcalf
1-1-3, McKenzie Perry 3-0-8, Tori
Whitaker 0-0-0, Haley Garland
2-0-4, Brittanie Ulmer 3-3-11,
Britlynn Faulder 0-0-0, Haylee
Brenek 0-0-0. Totals 6-5-8/13-35.
Madison Knodell 1-0-2, Autumn
Neer 1-0-2, Nicole Kramer 0-0-
0, Chelsey Boecker 1-0-2, Alexis
Thorbahn 5-1-11, Courtney Von
Sossan 2-0-4, Haley Landwehr
1-0-3, Lexie Wannemacher 1-3-5.
Totals 15-1-4/9-37.
Score By Quarters:
Bath 7 10 12 6 (0) - 35
Ottoville 7 14 6 8 (2) - 37
Three-point goals: Bath, Perry
2, Ulmer 2, Mosley; Ottoville,
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Danae Myers scored a dozen points to
pace Wayne Trace and Estie Sinn recorded
eight markers. Myers also had six boards for
the Raiders with Leah Sinn dishing out four
assists and recording five boards.
Wayne Trace returns to action Thursday
as the lady Raiders visit league-leading
Hicksville in Green Meadows Conference
Delphos Jefferson also returns to league
play Thursday as the lady Wildcats travel
to Lincolnview in a Northwest Conference
Taylor Stroh 0-0-0, Heather Pohlman 0-0-
0, Brooke Culp 1-0-2, Lindsay Deuel 0-0-0,
Katie Goergens 2-0-5, Rileigh Stockwell
4-4-13, Hannah Sensibaugh 1-1-4, Gabby
Pimpas 0-1-1, Shelby Koenig 0-0-0, Makayla
Binkley 1-0-2, Jasmine McDougall 0-0-0,
Tori Black 0-1-1, Jessica Pimpas 0-0-0.
Totals 5/26-3/27-9/14-28.
Stacy Flint 0-0-0, Erin Mohr 7-1-17,
Shayna Temple 3-1-7, Lauren Speice 3-1-
7, Brooke Wilcoz 2-0-4, Brenda Feasby
1-0-2, Estie Sinn 0-0-0, Madi Poling 1-0-
3, Sylvia Young 4-3-11, Leah Sinn 0-0-0.
Totals 16/39-2/9-11/17-49.
Score By Quarters:
Jefferson 11 2 9 6 - 28
W. Trace 13 11 11 14 - 49
Three-point goals: Jefferson, Goergens,
Stockwell, Sensibaugh; Wayne Trace, Mohr
Rebounds: Jefferson 34 - 12 offensive
(Stockwell 9, McDougall 5), Wayne Trace
50 - 14 offensive (Speice 15, Temple/Young
Turnovers: Jefferson 14, Wayne Trace 19.
Assists: Jefferson (4 (Culp, Deuel,
Stockwell, G. Pimpas 1), Wayne Trace 18
(Feasby 6, Mohr 5).
Steals: Jefferson 12 (Culp, Stockwell 4),
Wayne Trace 9 (Feasby 3).
JV Score: 33-30 (Jefferson).
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From travails to triumph,
Trevathan leads Broncos
Associated Press
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — As prom-
ised, Danny Trevathan has snuffed the
showboat in him after his humiliating
gaffe in the NFL opener.
He morphed into a standout line-
backer in his second season and led
the Broncos in tackles after his inaus-
picious debut in Denver’s rout of the
Ravens in September.
Trevathan blamed excitement over
his first career start for his premature
celebration of a sure pick-6 of Joe
Flacco when he flipped the football
aside just before crossing the goal line.
That decision left teammate Wesley
Woodyard with an ankle injury and
made Brandon Stokley the new
Don Beebe. On the other hand, if
Trevathan doesn’t pull a Leon
Lett, maybe Peyton Manning
takes the rest of the night off
and doesn’t get a chance to
make history with his seventh
touchdown throw later on in
Denver’s 49-27 win.
Trevathan’s miscalculation
was reminiscent of Lett’s gaffe
in the Super Bowl in 1993
when Dallas’ defensive line-
man was returning a fumble
for a score in the Cowboys’
52-17 win over Buffalo. Beebe
chased down a hotdogging Lett and
knocked the ball loose just before he
crossed the goal line.
This time, as Woodyard casually
bent down in the end zone to pick up
the souvenir for Trevathan, who was
celebrating a few feet away, an alert
Stokley dived for the football and
knocked it out of the back of the end
Instead of a touchdown, it was a
Instead of hugs and high-fives,
Trevathan got harangues from team-
mates and defensive coordinator Jack
Del Rio, a former linebacker.
“I promised myself I would never
put my team in a place like that again,”
Trevathan said this week. “I’ll make
up for it. I’ll do whatever I’ve got to
do. I promised those who were laugh-
ing at me, I’m going to make them suf-
fer. I’m going to be here and grind it
out, I’m going to pick it off next time,
do whatever I’ve got to do to go ahead
and get that off my back.”
Redemption came one month later
in Dallas when Trevathan deked Tony
Romo into throwing an interception at
the Dallas 24 in the waning moments
of a shootout, and it came just four
days after he was carted off the prac-
tice field with a knee injury that at
first had him fearing his playing days
were over.
Trevathan briefly thought about
jumping up and trying to score.
Remembering the Ravens game, he
decided to just stay down, allowing
Manning to come on and run out the
clock until Matt Prater’s field goal
won it 51-48 as time expired.
That was one of many big plays for
Trevathan, a sixth-round pick from
Kentucky in 2012 who led Denver
this season with 124 tackles and has a
dozen more in the playoffs, where he’s
helped hold the Chargers to 65 yards
rushing the Patriots to 64.
He’ll be a big part of Denver’s
designs to throttle Seahawks running
back Marshawn Lynch in the Super
And it all goes back to his big blun-
der in the opener.
“Sometimes setbacks are setups for
bigger things to come,” coach John
Fox said. “I think in his case, it was a
learning experience.”
Trevathan worked his way into the
starting lineup this summer when the
Broncos moved Wesley Woodyard to
middle linebacker and inserted Nate
Irving on the strongside with star Von
Miller having to sit out the first six
games on a drug suspension.
“Danny’s got things that you
can’t coach. He’s got speed. He’s got
instincts,” linebackers coach Richard
Smith said. “So, this gave us the
opportunity to get more speed on the
A shoulder stinger would eventually
render Woodyard, a fellow Kentucky
alum, a backup.
“Even though
he’s not on the
field, he’s with me
in my head all the
time,” Trevathan
said. “That’s how
I’m going to carry
There’s that
maturity again,
that growth that the
Broncos believe
will come in handy
in the Super Bowl, where Trevathan
can get the ultimate redemption.
“Life is a game. It’s ups and downs,
highs and lows. But, you know, I like
my lows and I like my highs because
without my lows, I never know what
my highs are,” Trevathan added. “It
was a rough, roller-coaster year but
we pulled it together. I’ve got a strong
faith in God and I’ve got a strong faith
within my team. We’re here now and
we’ve just got to get this one more
Champ Bailey finally reaches first
Super Bowl: Champ Bailey finally
gets a chance to live up to his name.
The 12-time Pro Bowler is headed
to his first Super Bowl in his 15th —
and most trying — NFL season, one in
which he missed 11 games and parts
of two others because of a nagging
foot injury.
“It hurt not being out there,” Bailey
said after Denver topped New England
in the AFC championship game, “but
here I am. I’m on the field and my
team’s still in the running. That’s what
it’s all about.”
Bailey’s subdued celebration
and measured reaction in delirious
Denver stood in stark contrast to the
scene in Seattle later Sunday night,
where Seahawks cornerback Richard
Sherman stole the spotlight with his
game-saving deflection, his taunting
of Michael Crabtree and his television
rant on the field afterward.
The two contrasting styles will
draw much attention in the days lead-
ing up to the Super Bowl on Feb. 2.
Sherman is the 25-year-old trash-
talking leader of the league’s best
defense, Bailey the 35-year-old sage
of a unit that’s been through the ringer
this season but has come on strong
over the past month despite injuries
that cost them several starters, includ-
ing Von Miller and Chris Harris Jr.
Bailey is one of the league’s top
cornerbacks but he’s clearly on the
downslope of his spectacular career
that includes the most Pro Bowls by a
defensive back in NFL history.
Bailey was greeted in the locker
room by former teammate John Lynch,
who was with him the previous time
he’d come this close to the Super Bowl
— 2,919 days earlier.
One week after sealing a play-
off win with a 100-yard interception
return to hand Tom Brady his first
playoff loss back in 2006, Bailey had
another interception in his grasp and
the end zone in his sights but Hines
Ward somehow came down with the
football instead and Pittsburgh went
on to beat Denver 34-17 for the AFC
title following the 2005 season.
“I said he’d play really big and I
think quietly he really did,” Lynch
said. “It’s been a tough year. Everyone
thinks he’s old, over the hill, but he’s
been a great player throughout his
whole career and great players, when
it matters most, play great.”
Bailey had no spectacular plays
this time, no pick-6s or takeaways or
forced fumbles or sacks, just his usual
steady play and calming leadership.
He was hardly tested by Brady at all
and finished with three tackles.
Peyton Manning, who knows a little
bit about overcoming injuries and long
odds to reach the Super Bowl, said he
was “certainly happy for Champ, I
know a lot of people are.”
“There’s a guy — let’s see, Champ’s
one year younger than me so he’s in
his 15th season — like I said, it’s hard
to get to the Super Bowl. It’s hard to
win it, but I’m telling you it’s hard to
get there,” Manning said. “… I’m glad
that he’s back out there on the field.
He’s battled through some injuries and
has stayed at it and been committed to
his rehab.”
Bailey started just three games this
season and finished just one of those,
against Jacksonville on Oct. 13. After
aggravating his foot injury in his two
other starts, he was relegated to slot
duty by the time he finally got healthy
in mid-December.
That changed when Harris got hurt
in the Broncos’ playoff win over San
Diego and Bailey started Sunday oppo-
site Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie,
then moved into the slot on pass-
ing downs to thwart the heart of the
Patriots’ offense.
“I knew I’d be back at some point,”
Bailey said. “My coaches, teammates,
they never gave up on me. They knew
I’d be back to 100 percent at some point.
Here I am, I’m playing probably my best
football of the year — because I haven’t
played much. I’m just looking forward
to the next one, making sure my body is
right for the next game.”
And don’t count on him getting caught
up in the comparisons at the Super Bowl
between him and Sherman, who repre-
sents this new breed of cornerback, the
bigger, athletic DBs who trash talk as
well as any of the receivers they cover.
About the only trash-talking that came
out of Bailey’s mouth Sunday was when
he was asked about how the Broncos shut
down the Patriots’ ground game.
The Broncos held LeGarrette Blount
to 6 yards on five carries a week after
scoring four TDs against Indianapolis.
“Well,” Bailey added matter-of-fact-
ly, “they didn’t play the Broncos last
Notes: Fox said RB Knowshon
Moreno is day to day after X-rays on
his ribs were negative and CB Tony
Carter has a pinched nerve but no
concussion. … The Broncos return to
work Thursday.
Associated Press
The Top Ten teams in the third Associated Press Ohio high
school basketball polls of the 2013-2014 season with first-
place votes in parentheses and won-loss record, total points and
position last week at right:
1, Mason (13) 16-0 205
2, Wadsworth (4) 15-0 191
3, Kettering Fairmont (4) 16-1 178
4, N. Can. Hoover (1) 14-1 143
5, Reynoldsburg 14-1 118
6, Berea-Midpark 14-0 109
7, Tol. Notre Dame 9-1 78
8, Cin. Princeton 12-2 67
9, Canton McKinley 12-3 32
10, Stow-Munroe Falls 13-1 26
Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, Perrysburg 17.
1, Millersburg W. Holmes (14) 14-0 204
2, Kettering Alter (3) 14-0 176
3, Clarksville Clinton-Massie 16-0 151
4, Clyde (1) 15-1 148
5, Athens (2) 16-0 121
6, Steubenville 16-0 108
7, Akr. SVSM 13-1 76
8, Spring. Kenton Ridge 15-1 75
9, Tol. Rogers 11-2 63
10, Lima Bath (1) 12-1 16
Others receiving 12 or more points: None
1, Oak Hill (12) 13-0 202
2, Cols. Africentric (5) 15-1 176
3, Andover Pymatuning Valley (3) 13-0 165
4, Archbold 13-1 148
5, Doylestown Chippewa (1) 14-1 126
6, Casstown Miami E. 14-1 100
7, Beverly Ft. Frye 12-1 81
8, Ottawa-Glandorf 13-2 63
9, Findlay Liberty-Benton 12-1 59
10, Versailles (1) 12-2 56
Others receiving 12 or more points: None.
1, Newark Cath. (10) 12-2 170
2, Reedsville Eastern (5) 12-0 167
3, Ft. Loramie (4) 13-1 158
4, Berlin Hiland 13-2 133
5, Bridgeport (2) 17-0 124
6, Fayetteville-Perry (1) 14-0 121
7, Bowerston Conotton Valley 14-0 93
8, Minster 12-2 64
9, Maria Stein Marion Local 13-2 63
10, Zanesville Rosecrans 14-3 24
Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, Holgate 20.
Associated Press girls
state basketball poll
(Continued from page 6)
The 43-year-old Quinn, who
presided over the NFL’s top-rated
defense this season, met with the
Browns on Jan. 1. Per NFL rules,
the Browns can conduct a second
interview with Quinn by Sunday,
but are not permitted to offer him a
job until after the Seahawks’ season
is over.
Gase drew the Browns’ atten-
tion and soared up their wish list
of candidates after helping quarter-
back Peyton Manning shatter sever-
al league records this season. Also,
Haslam received a glowing recom-
mendation on Gase from Manning,
who has a long-standing relation-
ship with the Haslam family because
of their Tennessee ties.
Gase, too, fit the outline —
young, offensive-minded — of the
type of coach Banner wanted to
bring to the Browns, who have lost
at least 11 games in each of the past
six seasons.
Gase is the second high-profile
coach to remove his name from con-
sideration. New England offensive
coordinator Josh McDaniels also
told the Browns he was not inter-
ested in pursuing their opening.
The Browns also have inter-
viewed former Tennessee coach
Mike Munchak and Dallas special
teams coordinator Rich Bisaccia and
both could be brought back for sec-
ond meetings.
The team also plans to meet with
Atlanta offensive coordinator Dirk
San Francisco coach Jim
Harbaugh said he has been contact-
ed by the Browns about members
of his staff. Cleveland may want to
interview defensive line coach Jim
Tomsula or offensive coordinator
Greg Roman.
Harbaugh would not confirm
which coaches Cleveland asked
about and was reluctant to offer
much information.
“To go into any further detail, I
don’t think helps our situation, their
situation,” he added. “Their search
is their search.”
(Continued from page 6)
“This was our fifth game
in nine days and I was wor-
ried about our legs. I was to
start the game and they came
out on fire,” Van Wert coach
Mark Bagley said. “Give
them credit they made plays,
but our kids never backed
down. We’ve been com-
petitive in every game but
one, Lima Central Catholic.
We had a heartbreaker last
Friday (Elida) and our kids
learned from that. Our kids
just battled. Our strengths
are quickness, driving to the
basket and outside shooting.
Our outside shooting was not
there tonight, but we started
getting penetration and we
started to make plays.”
Holliday led the Cougars
with 15 points, seven of
them in the fourth quarter.
Myers added seven points
and Bidlack six.
Gerdeman had 17 points
to lead Kalida and Kortokrax
battled his way to 10 points,
seven below his average.
“Van Wert found a way to
win tonight and we found a
way to lose,” Kalida coach
Dick Kortokrax said. “To
me, we just wasted a good
first quarter, because we
came out ready to play and
we really dominated, then
they put a lid on our basket.
We had a very difficult time
scoring the last three quar-
ters, whether it was the foul
line or any where. They sim-
ply manned us and played
much more aggressive than
we did. They came out that
third quarter and just tied us
up. This is a learning experi-
ence and we’ll see if we can
learn any thing from this loss
and get ready for Leipsic
Saturday night.”
Kalida managed a split
on the night as their junior
varsity posted a 51-36 win.
* * *
Van Wert 13-33 13-16
41: Holliday 6-3-15; Myers
1-5-7; Bidlack 2-2-6; Stoller
1-2-5; Moreland 1-0-3;
Wortman 1-0-2; Smelser
1-0-2; Keber 0-1-1; Keirns
Kalida 14-33 9-16 38:
Gerdeman 6-5-17; Kortokrax
3-4-10; L. Langhals 3-0-7;
Zeller 2-0-4; A. Langhals
0-0-0; Roebke 0-0-0; Miller
Score by Quarters:
Van Wert 4 12 7 18 - 41
Kalida 16 2 5 15 - 38
Junior Varsity: Kalida
Three-point goals:
Van Wert 2-9 (Stoller 1,
Moreland 1); Kalida 1-7 (L.
Langhals 1).
(Continued from page 6)
The so-called sharps —
those who wager the big-
gest money in this gam-
bling city — usually wait
until closer to the game
to make their bets, and
they may wait even longer
for this game. The 10-day
forecast coming out this
week will shed some light
on the possibility of a
storm, but most will prob-
ably wait until the weather
picture becomes clearer to
put their money down.
“There will probably be
more money on Seattle if
the forecast is for colder
than normal with rain or
sleet,” Vaccaro said. “But
the biggest thing that will
make the wise guys get
off their wallets now is if
Denver goes to 3 (point
favorite). If it’s 85 degrees
out they will still take plus
3 with Seattle.”
It won’t be 85, might
not even be 35. But the
bookies and the NFL have
at least one thing in com-
mon for a Super Bowl that
could be remembered for
all the wrong reasons.
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BUSINESS Wednesday, January 22, 2014 The Herald — 9
Chamber’s Ray Miller and Crystal
Image awards finalists announced
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VAN WERT — The Van Wert Area
Chamber of Commerce is pleased to
announce the 2014 Ray Miller and Crystal
Image finalists. These two award recipi-
ents along with Milestone and Golden
Shovel recognition awards will be present-
ed at the 92nd Annual Dinner and Awards
Ceremony on Jan. 30 at Willow Bend
Country Club, featuring keynote speaker,
BWC Administrator Steve Buehrer.
The Ray Miller Award finalists include
Eric McCracken of Lee Kinstle GM Sales
and Service, Eric Hurless of Stahl Stoller
Myer Insurance Center and Gary Taylor of
Taylor Auto Sales. These three outstanding
individuals were nominated for their strong
commitment to the community through
volunteer work, participation in community
organizations and outstanding service to
the Van Wert community. Last year’s Ray
Miller award was presented to attorney
Chuck Koch for his long history and com-
mitment to community development.
The Crystal Image Award finalists
include Main Street Van Wert and Statewide
Ford Lincoln. Both nominees, though quite
different in their structure and mission were
nominated for their demonstrated leader-
ship within the Van Wert community by its
many faceted contributions, including busi-
ness responsibility, productivity strength,
employee empowerment and service to the
community. Eaton Corporation received
the 2013 Crystal Image Award for its out-
standing economic impact and community
“The Van Wert business community
has made tremendous strides in hiring and
investments in their businesses over the
last year,” Chamber President/CEO Susan
Munroe said. “Room to still grow and
expand… absolutely. But this event pro-
vides an opportunity to set aside an eve-
ning to celebrate our accomplishments and
honor those individuals and businesses that
invest their time and resources into helping
our community build economic success.”
The Chamber would like to thank the
following companies for their generous
support of this important annual event that
recognizes the many area businesses and
individuals for their accomplishments and
contributions to the greater Van Wert area:
Premier Sponsors: Alexander & Bebout,
Inc., and Central Insurance Companies
Awards Sponsors: Van Wert County
Hospital, Vantage Career Center, Van Wert
Manor, Culligan Koorsen Fire and Security
and U.S. Bank.
There are limited seats still available for
the Chamber Annual Dinner and Awards
Ceremony at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 30 at Willow
Bend Country
Club. Please contact the chamber by this
Friday at 419-238-4390 or chamber@van- You may also register
online at
Crystal Image nominee Main Street Van Wert brings people and businesses
to downtown. (Photos submitted)
Crystal Image nominee Statewide Ford Lincoln’s flagship community pro-
gram “Drive One For Your School” has delivered thousands of dollars to Van
Wert County’s schools.

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General Dynamics Corp. 95.30 -0.17
General Motors Company 38.34 -0.26
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Close of business January 21, 2014
Hurless McCracken Taylor
CVB has advertising space
available for non-profits
Information submitted
VAN WERT — The Van
Wert Area Convention and
Visitors Bureau has con-
tracted the The Cheap Sign
Company of Lima to install
six “junior billboards”
along approaches into the
city of Van Wert. The orga-
nization is willing to share
these advertising spaces
with other local non-profit
organizations to help them
advertise their presence in
the community and special
events sponsored by those
The billboards are
five feet by 11 feet in
size located on US 30 at
Vision Park, US 30 at the
Mendon Road intersection
(a double-sided sign), on
US 127 south at Hickory
Sticks Golf Course, on US
127 North near the Cooper
Farms facility and on US
224 east near the intersec-
tion with Convoy Road.
Due to Ohio Department
of Transportation regula-
tions, the signs may only
be used by 501(c)3 and
501(c)6 organizations and
cannot contain any com-
mercial or political adver-
tising. Groups wishing to
use the signs may choose
to use one, all six or any
combination thereof.
Organizations retain
control over the produc-
tion of the signs and The
Cheap Sign Company will
work directly with the
non-profit group to guar-
antee the sign meets their
The cost of each sign
is $45 for the first month,
which covers the cost of
producing the sign, while
the CVB will over the
monthly rent. If the sign
remains in place for more
than one month, the non-
profit organization will be
billed for $45 per sign
rental fee.
Billboards will be rent-
ed on a first-come first-
serve basis. If interested,
contact the CVB at 419-
238-9378 or stop at their
office at 136 E. Main St.
VW Visitors Bureau joins AAA
Great Vacation Travel Expo
Information submitted
COLUMBUS — Larry Lee, executive director of
the Van Wert Area Convention and Visitors Bureau,
announced recently the bureau will participate in the
Great Vacations Travel EXPO presented by AAA this
Friday-Sunday at Veterans Memorial in downtown
Billed as a one-stop shop for everything related to
travel, the event offers central-Ohio consumers infor-
mation and EXPO-only deals, along with the best ever
travel values on everything from exotic cruises to
affordable escapes that are close to home.
With more than 250 exhibits, attractions and events
— including the Van Wert Area Convention and Visitors
Bureau and regional partners of Ohio’s Historic West —
the EXPO is a destination in itself. Favorite travel spots
come alive with interactive events and experiences that
are as entertaining as they are helpful and educational.
The six counties of Ohio’s Historic West (Van Wert,
Auglaize, Mercer, Shelby, Darke and Miami) will show-
case the best of the region with interactive exhibits, live
cooking demonstrations and food tasting and friendly
travel experts. Many great prizes will be given away
during the show, including a Sweetheart Package to
The Inn at Versailles, a gift basket from KitchenAid
Experience in Greenville, tickets to a performance at
the Niswonger Performing Arts Center, a Stephanie
Dawn bag and gift certificates to many fine dining
establishments in the region. For more information and
to win free tickets to the show, visit Ohio’s Historic
West on Facebook.
The Great Vacations Travel EXPO opens Friday
and runs through Sunday at Franklin County Veterans
Memorial in downtown Columbus. EXPO hours are
noon-7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday and 11
a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $8 at the door (AAA
members receive 50 percent admission). Children
16 and under are admitted free. For additional event
details or to purchase tickets in advance, visit www.
Stechschulte named Wannemacher’s
vice president of Internal Systems
Information submitted
LIMA — Bob Stechschulte has joined Wannemacher
Total Logistics’ Executive Leadership Team as vice presi-
dent of Internal Systems.
Stechschulte will be respon-
sible for overseeing, develop-
ing and maintaining the infor-
mation technology and engi-
neering systems, as well as the
company’s ISO 9000 and SQF
Level III quality systems at
all of Wannemacher’s various
In addition to
Wannemacher’s four Lima
Distribution Centers locations,
Stechschulte’s responsibilities
will include the Wannemacher
Liquid Fill plant in Van Wert and
the Wannemacher Spray Drying
facility in Upper Sandusky.
Stechschulte has been with Wannemacher for 11 years.
Prior to his being named to his new position, Stechschulte
was Wannemacher’s Director of Information Technology.
He graduated in 2002 from Ohio Northern University with
a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science.
Stechschulte resides in Bluffton, is married and has
three children.
About Wannemacher Total Logistics
Wannemacher Total Logistics was founded in 1991 and
includes freight logistics, distribution services, warehous-
ing, transportation, contract packaging,and spray drying.
Their strategic Lima, Ohio location is within a seven hour
drive of 60% of the nation’s population. For more informa-
tion, please contact Andy Wannemacher, Vice President at
Wannemacher Total Logistics, at 419-225-9060.
PC-ER opportunity
for veterans
Many of the nation’s employ-
ers are actively
recruiting return-
ing veterans. They
know veterans
bring a higher level
of problem-solving
skills, dependabil-
ity and stability to
a job and are thus
worth the extra
recruiting effort. A
new franchise ini-
tiative starting in
Ohio this spring,
called PC-ER
(Personal Computer
and Equipment Repair), is
expanding these options to
include a self-employed oppor-
PC-ER has been selected
by Walmart to put an initial 20
PC-ER franchises inside of Ohio
Walmart locations to serve the
maintenance and repair of PCs,
tablets, smart phones and other
devices. PC-ER is like similar,
corporate-owned, services you’d
find at Best Buy and Staples.
Unlike those others, however,
PC-ER stores will be primar-
ily veteran owned and operated
franchises. And they will exist in
the highest-traffic locations pos-
sible – the local Walmart.
My friend, Maggie
is the founder of
PC-ER, LLC and
has opened sev-
eral pilot stores in
Walmart stores in
Ohio over the past
seven years. She
has owned and
operated a separate,
yet similar service
for individuals
and small busi-
nesses for 19 years.
Maggie knows
what it takes to suc-
ceed, and she has built the infra-
structure, including policies, pro-
cedures and marketing programs
necessary for success.
Walmart has offered Maggie
an initial 20 Ohio stores to open
these veteran-operated fran-
chises between Feb. 1 and April
30. If the initial 20 stores are
filled, more will become avail-
able. This can be any store in
Ohio with the available retail
space. The franchisee will tell
Maggie the preferred location,
and Maggie and Walmart will
find the nearest available store.
Stechschulte Pohl
See VETERANS, page 12
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local insurance office.
25-30 hours per week.
Must be willing to get
property & casualty in-
surance license; will
train. Mail resume to:
Gi l den I nsur ance
Agency, PO Box 167,
Delphos, OH 45833
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The Times Bulletin is
looking for a part-time cus-
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20-30 hours per week.
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SUBJECT: Purchase of
a School Bus
FOR: Delphos City
Schools, 234 N. Jeffer-
son St., Delphos, OH
Sealed proposals will be
accepted by the Board of
Education, Delphos City
School District, Delphos,
Ohio, at the office of
Brad Rostorfer, Treas-
urer until 12:00pm on
February 28, 2014 for a
72-passenger school
bus according to the
specifications of the Del-
phos City Schools Board
of Education.
Bids will be publicly
opened and read aloud
by the Treasurer at
12:00pm on February
28, 2014 at the Board of
Education office for the
tabulation of bids and a
report thereof to the
Board at its next meet-
All bids will state that the
bus, when assembled
and prior to delivery is in
compl i ance wi th al l
schools district specifica-
tions, Ohio School Bus
Mi ni mum Standards,
federal regulations and
in accordance to Section
4511.76 Ohio Revised
Code and all other perti-
nent provisions of law.
Each bid must contain
the name of every per-
son interested therein,
and shall be accompa-
nied by a Surety Com-
pany bid bond or a certi-
fied check upon a sol-
vent bank payable to the
order of the Treasurer of
t he Del phos Ci t y
Schools, in the amount
of ten (10) percent of the
amount of the bid and
conditioned that if the bid
is accepted a contract
will be entered into and
the performance of it
properly secured.
Specifications and in-
structions to bidders are
on file in the office of the
Treasurer of said Board,
234 N. Jefferson Street,
Delphos, Ohio 45833.
The Board of Education
reserves the right to
waive informalities and
to reject any and all bids.
All bids shall be firm and
final and not withdrawn
for a period of sixty (60)
days from the time of the
bid opening.
By the order of the
Board of Education of
the Delphos City School
Brad Rostorfer,
Joe Rode, President of
the Board of Education
NOTE: There will be
trade-in buses as fol-
1. Bus #3 - odometer
reading 113,000
2. Bus #8 - odometer
reading 117,000
1/22/14, 1/29/14
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with CDL. Dedicated,
no-touch, automotive
freight available. Starting
point Lima, OH. Home
daily. Daily Rate $160.
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40 Tool for a sculptor
43 Showed the way
44 Make cookies
46 Mirage sights
48 Was cranky
50 Yak
51 A law -- itself
52 Dashboard gauge
57 Beige
58 Flair for music
59 Masking --
60 Belt holder
61 Mole, maybe
62 Iffy attempt
1 Color
2 Charged particle
3 Toupee, slangily
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44 Con game
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47 Helps a hoodlum
48 Power source
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50 Like a horror fick
53 Skip stones
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55 MPG monitor
56 CSA soldier
K: My lower back
has been giving
me trouble. Could
you describe
some exercises to
strengthen it?
If misery loves
company, you’ll be
glad to hear that there
are many people who
have back problems.
One large survey
conducted by the
government found
that about one out
of every four adults
had suffered from
back pain lasting at
least a whole day in
the previous three
The good news
is that an exercise
program designed to
stretch and strengthen
your back and core
muscles can help you
heal from back pain
and help prevent a
repeat episode.
Both strengthening
exercises and
stretching are
essential. The bones
of your spine (the
vertebrae) hold you
upright. They are
stacked on top of
each other like a roll
of dimes. That stack
is like a column, but
the bones in that stack
stay on top of each
other only because
the muscles attached
to those bones keep
them in proper
When those muscles
are weak, changes
in the position of
the bones can cause
pain. Nerves that run
between the bones
can be pinched, and
ligaments that attach
the bones to each
other can become
Stretching is
important because
sometimes the pain
comes from the
muscles themselves.
As we get older,
our muscles tend
to stiffen up more.
When a stiff muscle
is suddenly asked to
work, it can cause
pain. If the muscle
is gently stretched, it
becomes more ready
to work. Supple, well-
stretched muscles
are less prone to
injury. Stretch gently,
without bouncing.
If you aren’t used to
stretching, start by
holding a stretch for a
short time. Gradually
build up to roughly
30-second stretches.
It’s not just your
back muscles that
need strengthening
and stretching; other
muscles also are im-
portant in keeping
your back straight.
Specifically, a stretch-
ing and strengthening
regimen should target
your back, abdominal
and buttock muscles.
Together, these mus-
cles help maintain an
upright posture and
support the back dur-
ing walking, standing
and sitting.
The muscles of the
upper legs also need
to be strong and
flexible. When they
are weak and tight,
they can strain the
supporting structures
of the back.
If you were
exercising before
your back pain and
had to slow down
or stop because of
it, don’t resume
exercising at the same
level as before the
episode. If you try to
pick up where you
left off, you might
hurt your back again.
Gradually build back
up to where you were
I advise working
with an expert to
develop a suitable
exercise program.
Ask your doctor
to recommend a
physiatrist (a doctor
who specializes in
physical medicine), a
physical therapist or
a reputable personal
trainer. The right
exercise program will
help you build strong,
flexible muscles that
will be less prone to
To get you started,
I’ve put descriptions
and illustrations of
several back-strength-
ening exercises on
my website, AskDoc-
Strengthening and stretching
program can heal back pain
Ask Doctor K
Komaroff, M.D.
Answer to
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 The Herald - 11
By Bernice Bede Osol
Man should stop writing
letters to wife and talk to her
Dear Annie: A couple of
years ago, you published my
letter signed “No-Win Situa-
tion in Wisconsin.” My wife
and I had been sharing a vaca-
tion with another couple, and
I witnessed the husband kiss
my wife on the lips as they
left. You said if I trust my
wife, not to worry
about it.
After you
printed my letter, I
wrote this couple a
half-sincere “take
the high road” let-
ter, admitting I
could have been
wrong about inter-
preting that kiss
and invited them
to come for din-
ner and stay over.
They never replied.
But a month later, they drove
into town and met my wife
for lunch while I was at work.
The husband asked my wife
whether I felt “neglected.”
How smug is that?
A couple of weeks later,
my wife and I celebrated our
25th anniversary at a lovely
vacation spot, and a week lat-
er, she stayed overnight at this
couple’s home while visiting
a mutual friend who was ill.
I am getting the distinct
message that I am the one
with the problem, and there-
fore, I can be completely by-
passed when she makes deci-
sions involving this couple.
While I do not feel it would
be right to ask my wife to
close the door on this friend-
ship, that last visit had me los-
ing sleep. I wrote my wife a
letter about my feelings, and
even though I realize their re-
lationship could be nothing, it
still upsets me.
Now that this husband has
retired, I fear the pace will
quicken in his efforts to put
our friendship back where it
was, but whatever my insecu-
rities and shortcomings, I get
angry just thinking about it.
Am I making sense or just go-
ing bananas? — More Maine
Dear Maine: We doubt
anything untoward is go-
ing on, but your wife is de-
liberately disregarding your
feelings. She thinks you are
being foolish, and so she ig-
nores you. This makes you
feel marginalized and angry.
Please stop writing letters
and simply talk to your wife.
Tell her gently that seeing this
couple behind your back only
makes you distrust her, and
that eats away at the core of
your marriage. Tell her you
will back off if she will be
more respectful of your feel-
Dear Annie:
My wonderful hus-
band delivers oil to
people’s homes and
works hard keeping
homes toasty and
warm throughout
the winter. It is a
demanding job, but
for the most part, he
enjoys it.
The problem
is, some custom-
ers don’t plow or
shovel paths to
their tanks. Their driveways
are cleared and the paths to
their bird feeders, but my hus-
band has to pull a heavy hose
through knee-deep snow to
reach the tanks.
By the time he gets home,
he is soaked up to his thighs,
cold and exhausted. This
is enough to make anyone
cranky. He sure would appre-
ciate it if people could make
his job easier by shoveling a
path to their tank. — Please
Be Kind
Dear Please: Thank you
for reminding our readers that
any service people who need
to have access to outside areas
of their homes should not get
lost in a snowdrift because the
path isn’t plowed. This is not
only for the person who deliv-
ers oil. It’s also the postal car-
rier, the meter reader and the
cable repairman. If you know
someone is coming, please
see that they can get there.
Dear Annie: I totally
agree with “I Need Nice
Clothes, Too.” The bigger
sizes are tucked into the fur-
thest corner of the store, the
selection is small, the styles
are horrendous, the sleeves
are too tight and the tops are
too short.
My other complaint is that
the large-size models don’t
look like me. They are tall
with fat stomachs. I am 5
feet 4 and the grandmother of
four. There are a lot of older,
mature women with money to
spend, so I hope the manufac-
turers start listening. — In-
verness, Fla.
Annie’s Mailbox
You will finally be forced to
make tough decisions that you have
managed to avoid in the past. The
only way to make progress will be to
address any longstanding problems
once and for all. You may not like
change, but it will be necessary to
accept it this year.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19)
-- Knowledge will be the defining
feature of your future success. Take
part in anything that will give you an
edge over the competition. A romantic
interest will develop swiftly.
PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20)
-- Look after any chronic health
problems. Don’t cut corners with legal
or financial concerns. Stay informed
about any important matters and don’t
allow stress to wear you down.
ARIES (March 21-April 19)
-- A relationship may preoccupy
you today. Remain calm and try to
be fun and lighthearted. You will
be emotional, and it’s better to be
positive, affectionate and devoted
than upset.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20)
-- Now is not the time to pause and
reflect. Move forward and reach for
your goals. Professional matters could
work out in your favor if you make an
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) --
Decide what you need to do to update
your image for the better. Socializing
with someone who interests you
romantically will have a positive
outcome, but be careful not to move
too fast.
CANCER (June 21-July 22)
-- Stop yourself before you overreact
and do something you may regret.
You will lack important details about
a situation that is bothering you. Don’t
make a hasty play.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Take
advantage of any opportunity you
have to travel today. If you can’t get
away, content yourself with research.
New information will help you plan
your future.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) --
Do whatever it takes to stay ahead of
the curve. Concentrate on your work.
Push your proposals forward without
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) --
Don’t let conflicting feelings paralyze
you. Make decisions that will
eliminate interactions with people
who are causing you grief. You are at
a crossroads in your life.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22)
-- Limitations are evident. If you
carry on with your current approach,
you will lose your footing. Focus
on friends and creative endeavors.
Clandestine activities will blow up in
your face today.
21) -- You will need to accept help
from a capable person. If you go it
alone, you won’t get off the ground.
This is not the time to rely exclusively
on your own resources.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan.
19) -- You can’t trust anyone else to
do your job correctly. If you wish to
advance, you must show your worth
to those with influence. Business trips
are likely to be profitable.
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Answers to Tuesday’s questions:
In the 20-kilometer (12.4-mile) women’s race walk at
the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, Australia, the three lead-
ers were disqualified within sight of the finish line for
receiving a third red flag for either having both feet off the
ground at the same time or for bending the knee of her lead
foot. Under Olympic race-walking rules, three red flags
and you’re out.
The favorite beverage of TV detectives Dan Tanna on
Vega$ and Barnaby Jones on Barnaby Jones was milk.
Robert Ulrich played Dan Tanna in Vega$ from 1978-81;
Buddy Ebsen starred in the title role in Barnaby Jones
from 1973-80.
Today’s questions:
What percent of the 3,000 plant species with known
anti-cancer properties are only found in rain forests?
What long-running cartoon strip, introduced in 1930,
was created by the artist whose earlier comics included
The Affairs of Jane, Beautiful Babs and Dumb Dora?
Answers in Thursday’s Herald.
Today’s joke:
Three buddies die in a car crash, and they find them-
selves at the pearly gates.
They are all asked, “When you are in your casket and
friends and family are mourning upon you, what would
you like to hear them say about you?”
The first guy says, “I would like to hear them say that
I was the greatest doctor of my time, and a great family
The second guy says, “I would like to hear that I was a
wonderful husband and school teacher who made a huge
difference in our children of tomorrow.”
The last guy replies, “I would like to hear them say…
(Continued from page 9)
A franchisee would expect an initial investment
of $20-25k, and the first year earnings in the $50-
65k range. Maggie’s pilot stores have achieved
growth in subsequent years. The PC-ER billable rate
is an industry average $75/hour.
Every veteran knows that training is key. Maggie
is coordinating with a recognized business school
for online entrepreneurial training. The online train-
ing is followed by 30-hour of entrepruenial training
for each franchisee, and then followed by a one-year
mentorship with a business professor.
Further, Maggie is lining up support for most, if
not all, of the franchisee’s startup costs. She is coor-
dinating with the Small Business Administration
now, and each Ohio county has a revolving loan
fund to help entrepreneurs.
Veterans and entrepreneurs share two common
traits: they both know risk, and they can adapt to
unfamiliar environments. This isn’t for everyone.
After serving our country in the military, it is under-
standable that most returning veterans will prefer a
steady paycheck to the stress of starting a business.
The PC-ER franchisee, on the other hand, will need
to bring confidence and creative energy to succeed,
and to grow the company.
The US economy is flat. The businesses that
succeed today are those that help people maintain
their stuff. People are keeping their cars longer, their
homes longer, and their PCs longer. Mechanics,
handymen and computer repair services are the hot
businesses in this economic climate. Pair that with
the thousands of daily Walmart customers that will
see your “Veteran Owned and Operated” PC-ER
shop, and you’ve got two fundamental business
requirements in your favor.
The veteran franchisee will need an “exit strat-
egy.” Will he keep his PC-ER store long term, or is
it the first of many business ventures? The common
valuation for such an operation is roughly 1-2x of
annual revenue. For example, assume you were to
achieve the low end of earnings of $50k. You could
(in line with the LLC rules) sell your established,
fully operational and Walmart-collocated franchise
for $50-100k. Or you can buy additional locations
thus making you a PC-ER franchise enterprise.
Special pricing alternatives exist for this as well.
PC-ER offers an alternative to the many job
programs available to veterans. It offers an income
similar to other veteran career opportunities in
today’s job market. And, it offers benefits that, in
my opinion, are ideal for the returning veteran, such
as: 1) independence, 2) purpose, 3) a low-key and
friendly environment, and 4) ownership.
This franchise opportunity is available to all
veterans and their families. If you are a veteran or a
family member of a US Veteran and you are looking
for a new challenge, I strongly urge you to introduce
yourself to my friend, Maggie, at
Chris Pohl is an entrepreneur in Cincinnati. He
served in the Army Reserves from 1984 to 1998.
(Continued from page 3)
During these 17 snow-
falls, the county has
received 33.0 inches of
snow; with the rest of
January and all of February
and March to come, the
snowfall tally will contin-
ue to climb. Last year, Van
Wert received 33.05 inches
of snow the entire winter
season, a number that was
nearly reached this year by
The average snowfall
for the county is 31 inches.
Some of the biggest snow
events in Van Wert County
since 1924 included 1964
and 1974 when 63 inches
of snow were received,
1982 when 82 inches were
received and 1978 when 83
inches of snow fell.
(Continued from page 1)
Students of the month recognized for January
were Alayna Place, Gavin Risner, Mason Weldy
for the elementary school; Lillian Niebel, Gavin
Braun, Caleb Jones, Hailey Rode for the middle
school; and Taylor Kesler, Hannah Malone, Logan
Malone and Samuel Watkins for the high school.
In other action, the board:
— Accepted the resignations, all for retire-
ment purposes, of Jackie O’Connor, middle school
teacher; Martha Sackett, high school art teacher;
and Judy Siefer, bus driver;
— Approved Donna Peters as Title I tutor to
provide services to eligible students at the Center
for Autism and Dyslexia;
— Approved van drivers Doug Drury and
Dave Morman;
— Appointed Pat Schymanski to a two-year
term for educational foundation delegate;
— Approved services with Mike Campbell
photography for the Elida High School yearbook,
Reflector II, 2013-14 edition;
— Approved the donation of a Hobart mixer to
Church on the Streets in Atlanta, Ga.; and
— Approved the Bulldog Youth Athletic
Association as a school-related organization for
the 2013-14 school year.
In conclusion to the meeting, Mr. Joel Parker
stated, “I would like to congratulate Tony Cox on
his new position. We look forward to working with
you in the future.”
(Continued from page 1)
Smith thought using a tractor-
driven camera from Columbus
Grove would enable them to see
inside the line. He said the cost to
use the camera is $100 per hour,
which would include filming the
interior of the sewer line. Smith
also said because of the safety
issues, he would like to keep the
farmers from farming those areas
which run perpendicular to the
highways. Early conjecture is the
pipe may have overflowed and
caused blown seams during the
flood in 2008.
Smith addressed snow remov-
al and commended Maintenance
Supervisor Ted Wrasman on
doing a great job this year.
“The tractor seems to be
working great,” Smith said. “I’ve
had no complaints about snow
Smith also reported the Water
Treatment Plant pump came
back on Tuesday and has been
“It was an impeller, which
was covered under warranty,”
Smith said. “It’s running at the
same rate as it was after it was
first installed and working fine.”
Since the installation of the
pump in mid-October, which
served as the village’s primary
pump, there have been ongo-
ing issues with its operation. In
December, the pump was taken
out and sent back for repairs and
in November, the pump was
down and the village was running
on its secondary pump.
Smith also said the village
needs a third pump, which would
serve as a spare, and he’d like to
wait until spring to see how the
new pump performs.
“We’ll get a Barnes as a
spare,” he said. “We’ll run the
Gorman Rupp pump until we can
no longer run it.”
Both Smith and Wrasman
agreed the Gorman Rupp Infinity
model the village is using as their
secondary pump is difficult to get
replacement parts for and almost
obsolete at close to 4 years old.
Discussion turned to taking
down the holiday banners and
replacing them with the usual
banners. In addition, members
entertained the idea of using solar
lighting with the holiday banners
next year.
The next council meeting will
be held in the library at 7:30 p.m.
on Feb. 18.
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Retiring Elida Superintendent Don Diglia, left, stands with Students of the Month
recognized for January who attended Tuesday’s board meeting. Students of the Month
include: Alayna Place, Gavin Risner, Mason Weldy for the elementary school; Lillian
Niebel, Gavin Braun, Caleb Jones, Hailey Rode for the middle school; and Taylor Kesler,
Hannah Malone, Logan Malone and Samuel Watkins for the high school. (Delphos
Herald/Cynthia Yahna)