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Library football
program Feb. 11
Have you ever wondered
how a football is made?
Children in grades 2-6 will
be invited to learn all about it
when a representative from the
Wilson Football Factory visits
the Delphos Public Library at 5
p.m. on Feb. 11 instead of Feb.
10 as previously announced.
Dan Riegle, salesman
with the company, will be
the special guest for the
“Football Fever” program.
Wilson makes the most
famous football in the
world — the official ball of
the NFL. Riegle will bring
video and actual examples
and material to demonstrate
how the ball is crafted.
Call the library at 419-
695-4015 to register.
Dollar General still a question in Ottoville
Staff Writer
OTTOVILLE — A number of
residents attended the Ottoville
Village Council meeting Monday
night to express their concerns
about the ongoing planning stag-
es of the construction of a Dollar
General Store on US 224.
Ottoville School Superintendent
Scott Mangas was present to voice
his concerns about safety issues
— schoolchildren crossing US
224 — to get to the Dollar General
Other residents and business
owners also voiced their concerns.
Mayor Ron Miller said school-
children crossing US 224 is a
safety factor and is the biggest
“Everything is on hold until
Dollar General’s corporate
office makes a decision,” Miller
said. “They prospect all over
the country and then select the
few locations where they want
to build.”
He said John Schimmoeller
of Schimmoeller Construction in
Kalida has been working on the
property taking core samples.
Schimmoeller addressed the resi-
dents’ concerns and said he felt
these would work themselves out
in time. Schimmoeller did not feel
council needed to address the issues
now since the corporation was still
in the planning stages.
“I’d like to see Dollar General
come in,” Miller said, “for every-
body’s convenience.”
Miller said that if anyone has any
suggestions, he is open to talking
with them.
Villagers will see an increase in
their sewer rates on their first quar-
ter billing in April. Council mem-
bers passed on emergency measure
an ordinance raising sewer rates
to 50 cents per 1,000 gallons. In
February 2013, council approved
raising sewer rates 25 cents per
1,000 gallons, which increased the
village’s revenue by $8,000 per
Board of Public Affairs mem-
ber Dan Honigford said the sewer
increase is needed for infiltration
and inflow repairs needed at the
water treatment plant to be in com-
pliance as required by the Ohio
Environmental Protection Agency
(EPA). He said the funds will also
be used for training another waste-
water operator.
Council heard for the first time an
ordinance accepting the annexation
of 19.253 acres of land owned by
the Putnam County Port Authority
located at the Industrial Park, which
is set to be purchased by Jim Miller.
In addition, members heard the first
reading of an ordinance amending
the Community Reinvestment Area
Village council members made
a number of appointments, which
included a new council president,
Randy Altenburger, and new coun-
cil member Darren Leis. After the
vote, Leis joined the meeting and
was sworn in by Miller, who admin-
istered the oath of office.
Members also approved Fiscal
Officer Jeanne Wannemacher to
attend the Auditor of State Local
Government Conference March
5-6 and appointed Miller and
Wannemacher to the Tax Incentive
Review Council. In addition, coun-
cil authorized Roger Miller to
continue as the village’s Putnam
County Port Authority representa-
By unanimous vote, Main Street
Market’s TREX liquor license was
approved. Council also exercised
the option to grant Real Waste
Disposal an exclusive franchise for
the collection of refuse within the
village for three years.
During the Police Report,
Chief Herrick informed council
that Deputy Stetler had resigned.
Herrick has advertised for another
deputy to replace him.
Council members discussed the
intersection of State Route 66 and
US 224, which used to have a
3-way light until a storm in 2012
knocked it down. The village
has been looking to replace the
light and the Ohio Department of
Transportation (ODOT) has stated
the village should replace it with
a regular traffic light. Councilman
Tony Langhals spoke with ODOT
about the traffic issues at the inter-
section: drivers not stopping, etc.
ODOT has requested data about
those vehicles not stopping at this
intersection before they make any
Council requested Chief Herrick
patrol the intersection.
returns to 2nd
Ward seat in
Herald Editor
DELPHOS — Jim Fortener
will return to the city’s 2nd
Ward council seat next month.
Fortener was appointed by
council after a short executive
session during a special meet-
ing Monday evening.
“I know you guys know
where my heart lies from
spending the last two years
on council,” Fortener said to
his peers. “I am passionate —
passionate for our town.”
Second Ward resident
James Schrader also expressed
interest in taking the seat.
“I want to be more
involved in the community,”
said Schrader, who works first
shift in maintenance and engi-
neering at Potash Corp. in
Lima. “I’m new to this. I want
to become part of the solution
instead of someone just com-
Roadside Assistance calls triple in January
Staff Writer
DELPHOS — The American
Automobile Association (AAA) reports
that throughout January, 80 percent of
the roadside assistance calls have been
attributed to battery problems.
Senior Public Relations Manager for
AAA Ohio Auto Club Kimberly Schwind
said that they have had triple the call vol-
ume in January and it is much the same
throughout the Midwest region.
“We expect the same this week
through the weekend,” Schwind said.
“Crews are working in extremely cold
weather with high call volumes.”
The AAA website reports that as the
temperature drops, so does the crank-
ing power of a vehicle’s battery. At
32 degrees, the battery has 15 percent
less starting power than it does at 80
degrees; at 0 degrees, it has 35 percent
less power; at -20 degrees, it has less
than half the cranking power while the
engine needs 3-1/2 times the power to
• Faulty batteries cause more car
starting problems than any other fac-
tor. Turn off all unnecessary lights and
accessories if vehicle starts are sluggish.
• Dim head lamps or sluggish engine
starts may be signs a new battery is needed.
• When purchasing a battery, rely on
advice given by auto parts or service
personnel, who will cross-reference the
vehicle for the proper replacement bat-
In Delphos, auto parts stores have
seen the sale of batteries double in the
past few weeks. Car Quest co-owner
Joe Wrasman said he has had quite a
few customers in his store having their
batteries checked.
“This weather makes people think
about preventative maintenance,” he
said. “They have a battery that’s four or
five years old and get it checked or buy
a new one so they don’t get stranded
Wrasman said fuel supplements like
gas line anti-freeze for regular and die-
sel engines have also been in demand.
Auto Zone Store Manager Tod
Sturgeon said battery sales are up due to
the deep freeze.
“In the past week, we have had over 90
battery cores turned in, which will go to our
distribution center for recycling,” Sturgeon
added. “That’s double the number of core
returns than what we normally see during
this time of year.”
There are a few more preventative
measures drivers can take to be safe
and not stranded this winter. Sturgeon
recommends people keeping their fuel
tanks close to full and using a pre-mixed
50/50 anti-freeze to avoid moisture and
water freezing in the fuel lines and heat-
ing and cooling systems.
Schwind said there have been a high-
er number of lock-out calls from people
who are at home and have locked them-
selves out of their cars after starting
them to warm up.
Mostly sunny
today and
clear tonight.
Highs 15
to 20 with
wind chills
-15 to -25
this morning. Lows 5-10
with wind chills -10 to
zero tonight. See page 2.
See AAA, page 12
See SEAT, page 12
Today’s smile
Brett Halsey
See OTTOVILLE, page 12
Games rescheduled
The Delphos ath-
letic departments have
rescheduled games.
St. John’s postponed its
girls game at Lincolnview
to noon Saturday and
will play its boys game
at LCC Tuesday.
Jefferson will play its girls
game at Miller City Feb. 5
but will not make up its boys
game versus Arlington.
Wrestling: St. John’s
in OHSAA State Team
Duals (Bath), 5 p.m.
Elida at Lima Senior
Quad, 6:30 p.m.
Girls Basketball (6 p.m.):
St. John’s at ML (MAC);
Paulding at Jefferson (NWC);
Spencerville at Crestview
(NWC); Lincolnview at
LCC; Kenton at Elida
(WBL); Miller City at Kalida
(PCL - from Saturday); AE
at Columbus Grove (NWC).
Ridgeview Behavioral to
double in size, add 150 jobs
Times Bulletin Editor
site of the former Van
Wert County Home is
now becoming one of
the top employers in the
Ridgeview Behavioral
Hospital held a ground-
breaking ceremony on
Tuesday for its 16,500-
square-foot addition, which
will essentially double the
size of the hospital, dou-
ble the number of patients
and double the number of
workers at the facility.
According to Hospital
Administrator Pat Tracy,
after the addition is com-
pleted this summer, the
facility will be able to
hold 75-80 patients and
add another 150 jobs.
Already 155 people are
employed by Ridgeview
“This expansion will
provide growth and
opportunity, not only to
those we serve, but actu-
ally the entire commu-
nity itself,” Tracy stated.
“We’ll be able to pro-
vide a greater amount of
care for a population that
is vastly underserved. It
will be creating jobs in
an area that recently has
been facing an uncertain
economic time. What
I’ve seen from the people
here is that they are hard-
working, ready to pitch in
and they will do whatever
it takes to make this a
The hospital addition
will stretch behind the
current facility. The hos-
pital itself is on Lincoln
Highway East near the
intersection with Ringwald
Rd. The address is 17872
Lincoln Hwy.
Tracy gave sincere
thanks to both Business
Outreach Coordinator
Sarah Smith and to
the Van Wert County
Commissioners for help-
ing to make this expan-
sion happen.
County officials join with the team at Ridgeview Hospital Tuesday for the ground-breaking ceremony of the hos-
pital’s new addition. The expansion will be complete in the summer and will essentially double the operation of the
mental health and substance abuse treatment facility. (Ed Gebert/Times Bulletin)
See RIDGEVIEW, page 12
2 – The Herald Wednesday, January 29, 2014
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Associated Press
TODAY: Mostly sunny.
Highs 15 to 20. Southwest
winds 10 to 20 mph. Wind
chills 15 below to 25 below
zero in the morning.
TONIGHT: Cold. Mostly
clear. Lows 5 to 10 above.
South winds 10 to 20 mph.
Wind chills 10 below to zero.
cloudy in the morning then
becoming mostly cloudy.
Windy. Not as cold. Highs in
the upper 20s. South winds 15
to 20 mph becoming 20 to 30
mph in the afternoon. Wind
chills 10 below to zero in the
Cloudy through midnight then
becoming mostly cloudy. A
40 percent chance of snow.
Not as cold. Lows around 20.
Southwest winds 10 to 20 mph.
Parked car hit,
police investigating
Delphos Police are investi-
gating a hit-skip accident that
occurred on Tuesday.
Michael Strayer had
parked his vehicle in the park-
ing lot at the rear of the Thrift
Shop at 11:50 a.m. Tuesday.
At approximately 1:30 p.m.,
it was discovered that there
was damage to the right front
corner of the vehicle.
According to the report,
security video will be
reviewed to see if any suspect
vehicle will be identified.
Allen County Fatal Crash Summary
Report to be released Friday
Information submitted
LIMA — In partnership with the Lima-
Allen County Safe Community Coalition,
Allen County Coroner Gary Beasley will
release the 2013 Allen County Fatal Crash
Summary Report at 11 a.m. Friday at the
Lima-Allen County Regional Planning
Commission, 130 W. North St., Lima. In
addition, local law enforcement will be pres-
ent to provide information to the public about
overtime traffic safety enforcement scheduled
for the upcoming Super Bowl weekend.
In Allen County, during 2013, there were
seven fatal crashes and seven related fatali-
ties. Following is a brief summary of the
• There were seven fatal crashes, resulting
in seven fatalities;
• Two fatal crashes occurred on urban road-
ways in the City of Lima;
• Five fatal crashes occurred on rural road-
ways – two in Bath Township and one each in
Richland, Marion and American townships;
• No fatal crashes occurred during an iden-
tified holiday period;
• 57.1 percent occurred on dark unlighted
roadways and 42.9 percent during daylight
• 71.4 percent of the fatal crashes occurred
on dry pavement during clear or cloudy condi-
tions – not during inclement weather;
• There were three motorcycles and one
ATV involved in fatal crashes as well as
one semi-truck; the remaining vehicles were
SUVs or mid- to full-size passenger vehicles;
• No pedestrians, bicycles or trains were
involved in fatal crashes;
• Two fatalities involved drivers who had
been drinking and one was speed-related;
• Four fatal crash victims were male and
three were female; while of the 11 drivers
involved in fatal crashes — six were male and
five were female;
• Of the 11 drivers involved in fatal crash-
es, only one was under 21 years of age, four
were 21-35, two were 36-50 and five were
46-55; none were over 65;
• One vehicle occupant, who had the option
to use a seat belt, chose not to do so and sus-
tained fatal injuries;
• One person died while using the vehicle’s
lap/shoulder belt; and
• One motorcyclist who died did not wear a
helmet as well as one ATV driver; the remain-
ing two motorcyclists were wearing helmets.
Driver errors or bad decisions, by all who
use area roadways, result in the continued
unnecessary loss of life in Allen County as
well as all across the U.S. There are some
simple steps everyone using public roadways
can take to stop such senseless deaths.
• Drive sober. Remember “buzzed” driv-
ing is drunk driving. Designate a sober, non-
drinking, driver or give the keys to someone
who has not been drinking.
• Wear your seat belt. A seat belt keeps you
in your seat inside your vehicle – the safest
place for you to be in the event of a crash and
increases your chances of survival as well as
reduces the risk for serious injury.
• Pay attention and look before you turn.
Obey signs and signals – do what they tell
you to do. At an intersection, look left, then
right, then left again. Expect the unexpected
– anticipate what other drivers might do.
Observe, anticipate and plan ahead.
• Obey speed limits and follow at a safe
distance. Speed limits protect you, the driver
and your passengers as well as others using
public roadways, including pedestrians and
cyclists. Allow a safe distance between you
and other vehicles.
• Drive defensively. Remember, you are shar-
ing the roadway with other drivers who may or
may not be making good safety decisions.
The 2013 Allen County Fatal Crash
Summary Report will be available for
review and comment during normal busi-
ness hours at the Lima-Allen County
Regional Planning Commission. Staff is
available to answer questions. The Report
can also be accessed on the Internet at www.
lacrpc.com – click on “What’s New” and
select the 2013 Allen County Fatal Crash
Summary Report.
Corn $4.12
Wheat $5.46
Soybeans $12.94
A boy was born Jan. 27
to Kylie and Scot Miller of
A girl was born Jan. 27
to Sarah Hawkey and Chris
Hefner of Elida.
Dec. 17, 1961-
Jan. 23, 2014
Sharon A. Minnig died
Thursday at St. Joseph
She was born Dec. 17,
1961, in Lima to Camillus J.
and Alma (Burgei) Minnig,
who preceded her in death.
She is survived by
a son, Cameron Mock of
Monroeville, Ind.; a daughter
Emily Mock, of Monroeville;
sisters, Karen (twin sister
of Sharon) Adkins of Van
Wert and Diane Feathers
of Monroeville; broth-
ers, Frank (Mary) Minnig,
Robert (Jean) Minnig of Van
Wert and Jeffery Minnig and
Joseph Minnig of Delphos;
sister-in-law, Kim Ralston of
Fort Jennings; and her com-
panion, Steve Spuller of Fort
She was also preceded in
death a brother, James; twin
brothers, John and Joseph;
twin sisters, Carolyn and
Marilyn; and a sister-in-law,
Rebecca Minnig.
A Celebration of Life
Service is planned for a later
Preferred memorials are
to be made to the family,
which they will administrate
until a memorial gift can be
Klaehn, Fahl & Melton
Winchester Road Chapel is
in charge of arrangements.
I. Jean Paullus
Sept. 6, 1930- Jan. 26, 2014
I. Jean Paullus died at
her Van Wert residence on
She was born on Sept. 6,
1930, to George and Mary
(Geise) Brickner.
On Sept. 6, 1952, she mar-
ried Jack Paullus, who sur-
vives her.
She was a loving mother to
her children, Joi (Paul) Mergy,
Joe (Jessica) Paullus and Jeff
(Trudy) Paullus. She is also
survived by four grandchil-
dren, Alek Mergy, Anthony
Gober, Jason Paullus and
Kathryn Oder; a great-grand-
child, Maddison Mergy; and
two sisters, Marcile Rinard
and Rita Myers.
She was preceded in death
by three brothers, Arnold,
Carl F. and Paul Brickner;
and three sisters, Margaret
Alexander, Irene Ditto and
Delores Gribler.
She had been employed as
an executive secretary at the
Van Wert Borden’s Cheese
Plant and later at the Van Wert
Chrysler Amplex Plant.
The family will receive
visitors from 1-2 p.m. Friday
at Brickner Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made
to the Van Wert Civic Theater.
Condolences may be left
on our website, www.brick-
nerfuneralhome.com or sent
to bricknerfuneralhome@
One Year Ago
Ohio Child Conservation League (OCCL)
Dimples and Grins Mother’s Club held its first
meeting in 1976 in the home of Pat Grothause.
What started out as a Service League fol-
lowing an Achievement 10 Programming for
mothers of younger children has evolved into
a club geared toward home life and grand-
25 Years Ago – 1989
Jan Odenweller, chairman of the Delphos
Heart Fund campaign, presented certificates
of appreciation to Jim Friedrich, president of
Future Farmers of America; Brian Klausing,
president of Jefferson Honor Society; Annette
Kaverman, president of St. John’s Future
Teachers of America; and Gina Calvelage,
vice president of St. John’s Honor Society.
Delphos Boy Scout Troop 65 recently
competed in the Shawnee Council Klondike
Derby at Camp Lakota, Defiance. Scouts
attending were Bryan Dunlap, John German,
Ryan Hall, Melvin Maas, Andy Ream, Drew
Shaffner, Tony Schaffner, David Stemen, Rick
Stemen, Jason Stevenson, Jamie Vogt, Jeff
Vogt, Ryan Vogt, Nathan Wannemacher and
Josh Weeden.
The 100th visit of the American Red Cross
bloodmobile to Delphos is scheduled for Feb.
2. The first visit of the Red Cross bloodmo-
bile to Delphos was on Nov. 12, 1953, at the
Knights of Columbus hall, Elida Avenue. It
comes to Delphos now six times a year with
four of these at the K of C Hall and two at
St. John’s High School, said Bloodmobile
Chairman Betty Wiesenberg.
50 Years Ago – 1964
Elizabeth Wiley was hostess to the mem-
bers of the Mary Martha Bible Class of the
Christian Union Church Tuesday evening in
her home on Suthoff Street. The meeting was
called to order by the president, Hazel Diltz.
Gladys Sellers gave the lesson and scriptures
taken from the 23rd Psalm. Emily Rupert gave
the closing prayer.
St. Agnes Juniorettes met recently with
Karen Maas as hostess. Refreshments were
served and in a game played, Carol Geise
received the prize. After a short business
meeting, the girls worked on their project,
which was rolling bandages for the missions.
The meeting was closed with prayer.
The Pilgrim Fellowship of the Ottawa
River United Church of Christ at Rimer met
recently with Craig Wood as host in the home
of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wood.
Cheryl Reynolds was in charge of the business
meeting. Plans were made to hold the next
meeting in the social rooms of the church,
with Sherri Jameson presiding.
75 Years Ago – 1939
The St. John’s-Ottawa Varsity game at St.
John’s auditorium Friday night developed
into a marathon, the Blue and Gold scoring
machine making it a regular parade to the bas-
ket, especially in the last quarter. They won,
47 to 14. Grothouse opened the scoring in the
final period with a field goal, with Huysman
and Klausing counting from the field. The
entire St. John’s line-up was then changed
and Lisk made a long shot. Buescher scored a
free throw and field goal. Jim Clark closed the
scoring with a field goal.
Mrs. Lawrence E. Schmidt reviewed “The
Little Green God” at the monthly meeting of the
Woman’s Home and Foreign Missionary Society
of the Presbyterian Church conducted at the
church Friday afternoon. The president, Mrs. J. H.
Jenkins, was in charge. Mrs. Harry Woodcock led
the devotionals and a selection was sung by Mrs.
H. W. Bell and Mrs. Woodcock.
The Jefferson Wildcats and Cubs came
through Friday night with a double victory
over Wren. The local varsity won 29 to 27 in an
overtime contest and the reserves defeated the
Wren second 22 to 19. The few Delphos fans
who accompanied the team provided plenty
of rooting under the leadership of Mary and
Juanita Pollock, cheerleaders. Betty Norbeck
and Donnabell Stemen, two other Jefferson
cheerleaders, were unable to attend the game.
Associated Press
Today is Wednesday, Jan. 29, the 29th day of 2014. There
are 336 days left in the year.
Today’s Highlight in History:
On Jan. 29, 1964, Stanley Kubrick’s nuclear war satire “Dr.
Strangelove Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the
Bomb,” starring Peter Sellers (in three roles) and George C.
Scott, premiered in New York, Toronto and London.
On this date:
In 1820, Britain’s King George III died at Windsor Castle.
In 1843, the 25th president of the United States, William
McKinley, was born in Niles, Ohio.
In 1845, Edgar Allan Poe’s poem “The Raven” was first
published in the New York Evening Mirror.
In 1861, Kansas became the 34th state of the Union.
In 1919, the ratification of the 18th Amendment to the
Constitution, which launched Prohibition, was certified by
Acting Secretary of State Frank L. Polk.
In 1929, The Seeing Eye, a New Jersey-based school which
trains guide dogs to assist the blind, was incorporated by
Dorothy Harrison Eustis and Morris Frank.
MCKOWEN, Elizabeth
“Betty” Jane, 84, of Delphos,
Mass of Christian Burial will
begin at 11 a.m. Thursday at St.
John the Evangelist Catholic
Church. Burial will follow in
St. John’s Cemetery. Visitation
will be from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.
today with a Parish Wake
Service at 7:30 p.m. at Strayer
Funeral Home, 1840 E. Fifth
St., Delphos. Memorial con-
tributions may be made to the
Delphos Canal Commission,
American Cancer Society
or The Bridge Hospice Care
Center and because of her love
of shoes, bring a pair of shoes
to donate to those who are in
need. Online condolences may
be shared at www.strayerfu-
Sharon A. Minnig
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LACCA celebrates
20 years
Information submitted
LIMA — Lima Allen Council
on Community Affairs is cel-
ebrating 20 years of services to
the community at 6 p.m. Feb. 21
at the Veterans Memorial Civic
and Convention Center.
The dinner and awards ban-
quet is $25 per person, which
includes free parking in the
downtown garage.
All are welcome! There will
be lots of great success stories, a
50/50 raffle and a silent auction
of children’s artwork.
Please join us for this event.
Attire is business casual. To
make reservations, call Laura Art
at 419-227-2586.
Checks should be made
to Lima Allen Council on
Community Affairs.
Please contact Art for more
Food, Faith and
Fun! celebrates love
Information submitted
ELIDA — Food, Faith & Fun!
will be held at 5:30 p.m. Feb.
16. The menu will be Gloria’s
famous meatloaf, cheesy pota-
toes, mixed vegetables, bread/
butter and dessert. This month’s
activity is Celebrate L-O-V-E.
The event will be located
at Immanuel United Methodist
Church, 699 Sunnydale
Avenue, Elida.
This event is open to the
public and we would love to
have you join us! Bring your
friends and neighbors to this
fun family event. If you have
any questions regarding this
event, please contact the church
at 419-331-2366.
Marion Township renews
Site Review Program
Information submitted
MARION TOWNSHIP — The Marion Township Trustees
met Monday at the Marion Township office with the follow-
ing members present: Jerry Gilden, Joseph Youngpeter and
Howard Violet.
The purpose of the meeting was to pay bills and conduct
ongoing business. The minutes of the previous meeting were
read and approved as read. The trustees then reviewed the
bills and gave approval for 26 checks totaling $25,915.81.
Albert Suniga from the Allen Soil and Water Conservation
District was present to renew the Site Review Program with
the township. Gilden made a motion to renew it, which was
seconded by Youngpeter and passed unanimously.
Road Foreman Elwer advised the trustees the Annual
Inventory for 2014 was completed and filed with the Allen
County Engineers office and the Sign and Road Inventory
was done for January.
The county has removed the trees and stumps for the
ditch in the Cremean Road area.
He questioned about updated insurance cards for the
vehicles and Fiscal Officer Kimmet will call the insurance
company regarding this.
Kimmet gave the trustees a copy of the email from Tom
Mazur regarding Issue 1 Monies.
He presented an application for a Worker’s Compensation
Seminar which Elwer will attend.
There being no further business, a motion by
Youngpeter to adjourn was seconded by Gilden and
passed unanimously.
Dominion East Ohio may limit
usage for larger Lima customers
Information submitted
LIMA — Dominion
East Ohio is advising its
large industrial and com-
mercial customers in its
West Ohio territory that
they may experience an
interruption in their nat-
ural gas service due to
a restriction of inter-
state pipeline deliveries
into Dominion’s delivery
system. If that interstate
pipeline restriction is sig-
nificant, Dominion will
ask that businesses use
the least amount of gas to
prevent physical harm to
facilities or potential dan-
gers to personnel.
This would include the
protection of materials
in processing that would
otherwise be destroyed.
It would not include vol-
umes needed to maintain
plant production. The
affected customers will
be promptly informed
when this restriction is no
longer in effect. At this
time the company does
not anticipate any service
impacts its 65,000 Lima-
area residential customers.
“We may have to limit
service to some larger
customers to ensure that
our residential and critical
service customers receive
their natural gas supply.
The company wanted to
give ample notice to our
larger natural gas users so
that they can implement
their business continuity
plans accordingly,” said
Scott Miller, vice presi-
dent and general manager,
Dominion East Ohio. “We
are also advising our resi-
dential customers to take
prudent steps to conserve
natural gas use in their
homes as well, by volun-
tarily turning down their
thermostats and lower-
ing the setting on their
water heaters if they can
do so safety. We want all
of our customers to be
safe and careful during
this extremely cold weath-
er and we appreciate their
As always, Dominion
recommends that if cus-
tomers smell gas that they
leave the area and call
Dominion at 1-877-542-
2630. If Lima-area resi-
dential customers experi-
ence any service interrup-
tions, they should please
notify Dominion as soon
as possible at 1-877-542-
2630. However, in the
event of an electric power
outage, natural gas appli-
ances may not work.
Dominion East Ohio is
a unit of Dominion, one
of the nation’s largest pro-
ducers and transporters of
energy, with a portfolio
of approximately 23,500
megawatts of generation,
11,000 miles of natural
gas transmission, gather-
ing and storage pipeline
and 6,400 miles of elec-
tric transmission lines.
Dominion operates one of
the nation’s largest natu-
ral gas storage systems,
with 947 billion cubic feet
of storage capacity and
serves retail energy cus-
tomers in 15 states. For
more information about
Dominion, visit the com-
pany’s website at www.
available for Clean
Ohio Funding
Information submitted
LIMA — District 13 Natural
Resource Assistance Council
(NRAC) announces the appli-
cation period is now open for
Round 88 of Clean Ohio Green
Space Conservation Funding.
Approximately $700,000
is available to local communi-
ties and non-profit organiza-
tions to preserve natural areas,
protect streams and create out-
door recreational opportunities.
Applications for Green Space
improvements under the Clean
Ohio Round 8B program will be
accepted today through April 24.
District 13 is comprised
of Allen, Auglaize, Hancock,
Logan, Mercer, Putnam, Shelby
and Van Wert counties.
Applications for Green
Space Conservation funds may
be requested through the Ohio
Public Works Commission,
65 E. State St., Suite 312,
Columbus, OH 43215, phone
(614) 466-0880, can be down-
loaded off the internet at www.
pwc.state.oh.us. or can be
obtained through County NRAC
representatives (see below).
Applications can be submit-
ted to Chairman Howard Eistro,
50 Town Square, Lima, OH
45801-4900. District 13 NRAC
requires twelve (12) copies of
the application to be submitted.
District 13 Natural Resource
Assistance Council is comprised
of 11 representatives of the eight
county districts. They include:
— Dave Bassett, Bassett
Associates, dbassett@bassettas-
— Allison Brady, Auglaize
Co., Heritage Trails Park Dist.,
— Tim Brugeman, Hancock
Co., Hancock Park Dist., tbru-
— Kristofer Myers, Logan
Co., Bellefontaine Joint Rec.
Dist., k.myers@ci.bellefontaine.
— Kent Hinton, Mercer Co.,
Mercer County Sanitary Dir.,
— Bob Flickinger, Putnam
Co., Putnam Co. ODNR, bob.
— Richard Millhouse,
Shelby Co., Shelby Co. Parks
Dist., lilexplorers@embarqmail.
— Clarence Oberlitner, Van
Wert Co., V.W. Soil & Water,
— Tom Mazur, Regional
Planning Comm., tmazur@
Kevin Haver, Allen Co.,
Johnny Appleseed Metropolitan
Park Dist., khaver@jampd.com
Applications and copies of
the District 13 scoring meth-
odology are posted and can be
downloaded at the Ohio Public
Works Commission website,
Coroner: 2 firefighters
died of burns, fumes
TOLEDO (AP) — Mourners are tak-
ing to social media to pay tribute to two
Toledo firefighters killed while fighting
a weekend apartment blaze.
Thousands of condolence messages
from all over the country have been post-
ed on various Facebook tribute pages,
and a page has been created for those
who would like to take prepared meals
this week to colleagues of the fallen
Flags around the city have been low-
ered to half-staff, and the message “Gone
But Not Forgotten” is flashing on two
dozen digital billboards in the region,
The (Toledo) Blade reported.
Autopsies released Tuesday showed
that both Stephen Machcinski, 42, and
James Dickman, 31, died from burns and
carbon monoxide on Sunday.
Firefighters found both inside the
burning apartment building, carried them
out on stretchers and tried unsuccessfully
to save them.
Investigators have not released a cause
for the fire or details about what hap-
pened to the men.
A memorial service for the firefight-
ers has been scheduled Thursday night
at Toledo’s downtown convention center.
Masses in celebration of the firefight-
ers’ lives are planned for today and
Sunday at the Church of St. Patrick.
Dickman was on the job for six months
and had previously been with the Perkins
Township fire department near Sandusky.
Machcinski had been a firefighter for 16
years. They worked at the same Toledo
A Web camera trained on the National
Fallen Firefighters’ Memorial in
Emmitsburg, Md., showed flags whip-
ping at half-staff on Monday. Flags will
remain lowered there and in Toledo for
three days.
Jamie Armstrong, of Toledo, is orga-
nizing a citywide effort to provide meals
for all of Toledo’s firefighters this week.
“When a family loses somebody the
neighborhood usually comes together,
they bring dinners for the week so you
don’t have to deal with all of that in addi-
tion to your loss, and I thought wouldn’t
that be cool if we could do that for the
firefighters,” she told WTOL.
Toledo Fire Chief Luis Santiago has
suggested people can make donations to
the Toledo Fire and Rescue Foundation.
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Vantage students provide service with a smile
Information submitted
VAN WERT — At Vantage Career Center,
students find the “best of both worlds.” They
receive a first-class career technical education
while meeting all of the academic requirements
for high school graduation. In addition to trade
and industry programs and business programs,
Vantage also offers specialized programs in ser-
vice careers described below.
Due to the tremendous advances in the medi-
cal field, outstanding career opportunities are
available to students in our health technology
program. Many healthcare workers provide basic
bedside care and take vital signs such as temper-
ature, blood pressure, pulse and respiration. They
may also prepare and give injections, collect
samples for testing, feed patients and assist with
bathing and personal hygiene. Students complete
a State Approved Nurse Assistant Program and
learn medical terminology, medical insurance
and computer skills. Health technology stu-
dents assist at the annual Vantage Bloodmobile.
They learn a wide-range of medical techniques
through clinical instruction at healthcare facili-
ties and extensive job-shadowing opportunities.
In this program, they develop work ethics, medi-
cal skills and patient care skills.
In the Early Childhood Education program,
high school students discover that working
with young children can be very rewarding.
This program prepares students to work in a
licensed childcare facility, operate a daycare
center, become a nanny or teach young children.
Students create and provide developmentally-
appropriate preschool materials for children,
learn the day-to-day operations of a state-
licensed preschool and explore careers that
deal with the education of young children. In
addition to receiving instruction in planning
and conducting lessons, the students apply
principles of child development and child psy-
chology as they prepare the children for kinder-
garten. Upon completion, students are prepared
for college and immediate employment in the
childcare field.
The culinary arts program is the starting line
for many students who are interested in careers
in restaurant services and hospitality manage-
ment. Students in this program operate the Cup
and Saucer Restaurant, a full-service restaurant
located at Vantage, which is open to the public
three days a week throughout the school year.
This two-year program is also the foundation
for students who plan to pursue further educa-
tion for chef training or food service manage-
ment. Students have the opportunity to become
Serve-Safe certified and to receive the ProStart
Certificate of Achievement. After graduation,
students are prepared for professional culinary
programs, immediate employment and further
Avantage (French for “new beginnings”) is
the name of the Vantage Cosmetology Salon, a
fully certified and licensed program by the state
of Ohio and open to the public three mornings
a week throughout the school year. Students
create, cut, style, color and recommend hair
designs for clients. They use advanced tech-
niques to deliver a wide range of skin care and
nail treatments while experiencing a full-service
salon environment. After successful completion
of the program at Vantage and achieving the
requirements of the state board of cosmetology,
they are eligible to take the state cosmetology
examination and become a licensed cosmetolo-
gist shortly after graduation. They will be pre-
pared for immediate employment in a salon/day
spa, advanced licensure and further education.
If you are interested in finding out about
career opportunities in any of these fields or
have questions about the service programs at
Vantage, please call Mike Knott, student ser-
vices supervisor, at 419-238-5411 or 1-800-
686-3944, ext. 2032, or email him at knott.m@
It’s almost time for the annual Vantage Open
House and BBQ Sandwich Dinner! Mark it on
your calendars from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Feb. 10.
If you haven’t seen the new school yet, this is
your chance! Tour the building, see the labs,
check out the new equipment, talk to the staff
and students.
Do you have a sophomore who is interested
in attending Vantage? There will be a Parent
Information Session in the Community Room at
6 p.m. to help answer questions you may have.
Interested in going back to school yourself?
Adult Education representatives will also be
there to answer questions about Vantage Adult
Ed classes.
No time to cook? Help support school-wide
student activities by eating dinner at Vantage.
Tickets for the BBQ Sandwich Dinner will be
available at the door for just $5 for adults and
$3 for children. Dinner includes sandwich,
chips, cookies and bottled water. It’s going to be
a great night. You won’t want to miss it!
Marissa Garza (Jefferson), a senior in the Vantage Early Childhood Education program, works
on a lesson about food with children during pre-school in the lab. (Submitted photo)
Ohio State-Lima receives STARS Silver
Rating for sustainability achievements
Information submitted
LIMA — The Ohio State University at
Lima has received a STARS Silver Rating in
recognition of its sustainability achievements
from the Association for the Advancement of
Sustainability in Higher Education. STARS,
the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and
Rating System, is a new program that mea-
sures and encourages sustainability in all
aspects of higher education.
AASHE’s STARS program is the only
one of its kind that involves publicly report-
ing comprehensive information related to
a college or university’s sustainability per-
formance. Participants report achievements
in three overall areas: 1) education and
research, 2) operations and 3) planning,
administration and engagement.
“STARS was developed by the cam-
pus sustainability community to pro-
vide high standards for recognizing cam-
pus sustainability efforts,” said AASHE
Executive Director Stephanie Herrera.
“The Ohio State University at Lima has
demonstrated a substantial commitment
to sustainability by achieving a STARS
Silver Rating and is to be congratulated
for their efforts.”
Unlike other rating or ranking systems,
this program is open to all institutions of
higher education in the U.S. and Canada,
and the criteria that determine a STARS
Rating are transparent and accessible to
anyone. Because STARS is a program based
on credits earned, it allows for both internal
comparisons as well as comparisons with
similar institutions.
“We are very proud to have achieved a
STARS Rating for our sustainability accom-
plishments. We look forward to watching
our sustainability efforts grow and improve
through the STARS program,” said Ohio
State Lima’s Interim Dean and Director
Gregory S. Rose.
For more information about AASHE, visit
For more information about the STARS
program, visit stars.aashe.org.
Defiance College to
host Northwest Ohio
Science Olympiad
Information submitted
1, more than 500 students in
grades six through 12 will
travel to Defiance College
to take part in the Northwest
Ohio Science Olympiad. This
will be Defiance College’s
second year hosting the event,
where teams of students com-
pete in science-related chal-
Defiance College is calling
on students, faculty, alumni
and members of the Defiance
community to assist in this
competition. Volunteers with
expertise in the sciences are
greatly needed in a wide range
of scientific topics: earth and
space sciences, chemistry,
technology and engineering
and general science areas, as
well as volunteers to help with
general activities associated
with running the program.
“It is a privilege for
Defiance College to host this
tournament and a great oppor-
tunity to introduce hundreds
of young people to our great
campus and science program,”
said Lorie Rath, director of
alumni affairs. “Plus, it’s a lot
of fun to see the excitement
and competitive spirit that sci-
ence is generating in these
The event will be held from
8 a.m.-4 p.m. at various loca-
tions on the Defiance College
campus. Lunch and a T-shirt
will be provided for all volun-
teers. To assist with the Science
Olympiad tournament or to
get more information about
the event, contact Steffanie
Brumett at 419-783-2572 or
Defiance College, char-
tered in 1850, is an indepen-
dent, liberal arts institution
in Northwest Ohio offering
more than 40 undergraduate
programs of study as well as
graduate programs in educa-
tion and business. Defiance
College has received national
recognition for its educa-
tional experience of service
and engagement. The college
website is www.defiance.edu.
Findlay to host mathematics competition,
$1,000 scholarship to UF available
Information submitted
University of Findlay will host
a Mathematics Association of
America AMC 10/12 contest
on Feb. 19 and offer a $1,000
scholarship to the top scorer
should they choose to attend the
University and major in math.
The AMC 10 is a 25-ques-
tion, 75-minute multiple-choice
examination in secondary
school mathematics containing
problems which can be under-
stood and solved with algebra
and geometry concepts.
The AMC 12 is a 25-ques-
tion, 75-minute multiple-
choice examination in sec-
ondary school mathematics
containing problems which
can be understood and solved
with pre-calculus concepts.
The main purpose of the
AMC 10/12 is to spur inter-
est in mathematics and to
develop talent through the
excitement of solving chal-
lenging problems in a timed
multiple-choice format. The
problems range from the very
easy to the extremely diffi-
cult. Students who participate
in the AMC 10/12 should find
that most of the problems are
challenging but within their
grasp. The contest is intended
for everyone from the aver-
age student at a typical school
who enjoys mathematics to
the very best student at the
most special school.
A special purpose of the
AMC 10/12 is to help identify
those few students with truly
exceptional mathematics talent.
Students who are among the
very best deserve some indica-
tion of how they stand relative
to other students in the coun-
try and around the world. The
AMC 10/12 provides one such
indication and it is the first in a
series of examinations.
The AMC 12 is one in a
series of examinations (fol-
lowed in the United States
by the American Invitational
Examination and the USA
Mathematical Olympiad)
that culminate in participa-
tion in the International
Mathematical Olympiad, the
most prestigious and diffi-
cult secondary mathematics
examination in the world.
In this way the very best
young mathematicians are
recognized, encouraged and
Another valuable com-
parison students can make
is between their own level of
achievement and their lev-
els in previous years. In par-
ticular, they are encouraged
to begin taking the contests
early in their mathematics
studies and to look back with
pride each year on how they
have learned to answer ques-
tions that they could not have
answered previously.
The $1,000 scholarship,
sponsored by the University’s
math department, will be
renewable for four years as
long as minimum require-
ments are met.
Students in grades 9-10
are welcome to take the AMC
Students in grades 11-12
are welcome to take the AMC
Any student who ranks in
the top 2.5 percent (nation-
ally) of AMC 10 and top five
percent (nationally) of AMC
12 qualify to participate in
the American Invitational
Mathematics Exam.
To register, visit Findlay.edu,
Keyword: math competition.
From the Vantage Point
Choices from the Ground
Up is weekly Media In
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Energy to burn
Calories are units of energy. People can “burn”
them simply by breathing. Of course some activities
burn more calories than others.
Look for a picture of someone interesting in
today’s newspaper. Using the information to the
right, figure out how many calories the person in
the picture would burn if they continued the activity
for an hour. Then figure out how many calories you
burned this morning while at school or on the job.
Newsmaker calories:
Person in picture: _____________________
What they are doing: __________________
How many calories burned in an hour: ____
Burning calories at school or work:
Activity: ____________________________
Length in minutes: ____________________
Number of calories burned: _____________
Burning calories at school or work:
Activity: ____________________________
Length in minutes: ____________________
Number of calories burned: _____________
Burning calories at school or work:
Activity: ____________________________
Length in minutes: ____________________
Number of calories burned: _____________
Total number of calories burned: _______
The list below from
www.diet-i.com shows
the approximate calo-
ries burned by a 150
pound woman doing
the activity for an hour.
If you weigh less, you
will burn fewer calo-
ries. If you weigh more,
you will burn more.
Sleeping, 55. Eating,
85. Sewing, 85. Knit-
ting, 85. Sitting, 85.
Standing, 100. Driving,
110. Office Work, 140.
Housework, moderate,
160+. Golf, with cart,
180. Golf, without
cart, 240. Gardening,
planting, 250. Dancing,
ballroom, 260. Walking,
three mph, 280. Table
Tennis, 290. Garden-
ing, hoeing etc., 350.
Tennis, 350+. Water
Aerobics, 400. Skating/
blading, 420+. Dancing,
aerobic, 420+. Aero-
bics, 450+. Bicycling,
moderate, 450+. Jog-
ging, five mph, 500.
Gardening, digging,
500. Swimming, active,
500+. Cross country ski
machine, 500+. Hiking,
500+. Step Aerobics,
550+. Rowing, 550+.
Power Walking, 600+.
Cycling, studio, 650.
Skipping with rope,
700+. Running, 700+.
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 The Herald – 5
Columbus Grove
City Building
Eichers staying warm,
completing jigsaw puzzles
It’s 7:30 a.m. and another
cold morning with the tem-
perature in the single digits
again. The wind chill has to
be way below zero. I stepped
out on the porch for a few sec-
onds and the wind bit at my
face. We are also
getting more snow.
What a crisp clean
scene we have with
a layer of freshly
fallen snow on the
My husband
Joe left for work
at 3:45 a.m. and
daughter Elizabeth
left at 5:15 a.m.
When Elizabeth
left, Joe’s tracks out of the
driveway were covered with
new snow.
Our house can be a bit of
a challenge to heat when the
wind chill is this cold. The
propane gas lights really help
heat the house and we keep
them on a little longer than
usual. We ordered a “jacket”
for our coal stove in the base-
ment. It will go around the
stove and has a door on it
so we can control how much
heat will stay in the base-
ment. That way we can keep
the basement warmer only on
laundry days when we use
the basement. I think that will
help bring more heat up to the
main part of the house, espe-
cially on cold windy days
such as today.
Tomorrow, I will go help
make sub sandwiches for a
benefit to help a young family
with hospital bills from this
community. The father was
diagnosed with a rare cancer
and has been getting treat-
ments at the Mayo Clinic if
I’m not mistaken. The mother
has also had several differ-
ent surgeries in the
past year or two.
They have two
small children; it
is always reward-
ing to help with
those need. May
God help them
through this trial in
life and grant them
the courage to
face the unknown
future. With God
all things are possible.
We were told to dress
warmly tomorrow with the
cold weather. We will be
making the subs in an insulat-
ed outside building which is
heated. With the doors open-
ing and closing all the time,
it can cool it down pretty
We have completed our
third 1,000-piece puzzle this
winter. Evenings are enjoy-
able working around the
puzzle while we each talk
about our day. Hearing that
cold wind blowing outside
makes it seem even more
cozy and comfortable inside.
Our neighbor lady Irene gave
us two 1,000-piece puzzles
last year. One is a Darrell
Bush puzzle which we want
to glue for one of the children
to hang in their bedroom. The
only problem is more than
one of the children want it
so we might have to draw
names. It is called “Autumn
at the Lake” and is a very
nice scene of a log cabin by
the lake with a dock and a
boat. The sun is setting in the
On the back of the box
are five more puzzles by
Darrell Bush. But this one
seemed to catch their atten-
tion. Some of the children
want to start another one
this winter and if it stays
this cold, we just might have
I hope everyone will stay
healthy through these bitter
cold days. I feel envious of
the people in Florida right
now. Wherever you are, may
God bless each and every
one of you!
3 eggs, separated
2 tablespoons sugar
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 cup milk
1 1/2 cups whole wheat
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking pow-
Beat egg yolks, sugar,
and oil. Add half of the milk
and stir. Add dry ingredi-
ents and remainder of milk.
Mix until blended. Beat egg
whites until stiff and fold
into batter. Fry over medium
heat in heated waffle iron.
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 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 shopping.
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.-2 p.m. — Delphos
Postal Museum is open.
12:15 p.m. — Testing of
warning sirens by Delphos
Fire and Rescue.
1-3 p.m. — Delphos Canal
Commission Museum, 241 N.
Main St., is open.
7 p.m. — Bingo at St.
John’s Little Theatre.
1-3 p.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.
6:30 p.m. — Shelter from
the Storm support group
meets in the Delphos Public
Library basement.
7 p.m. — Delphos City
Council meets at the Delphos
Municipal Building, 608 N.
Canal St.
Delphos Parks and
Recreation board meets at the
recreation building at Stadium
Washington Township
trustees meet at the township
7:30 p.m. — Spencerville
village council meets at the
mayor’s office.
Delphos Eagles Auxiliary
meets at the Eagles Lodge,
1600 Fifth St.
8 p.m. — The Veterans of
Foreign Wars meet at the hall.
11:30 a.m. — Mealsite
at Delphos Senior Citizen
Center, 301 Suthoff Street.
7 p.m. — Delphos Coon
and Sportsman’s Club meets.
7:30 p.m. — Alcoholics
Anonymous, Fi rst
Presbyterian Church, 310 W.
Second St.
9 a.m. - noon — Putnam
County Museum is open, 202
E. Main St., Kalida.
11:30 a.m. — Mealsite
at Delphos Senior Citizen
Center, 301 Suthoff St.
Noon — Rotary Club
meets at The Grind.
6 p.m. — Shepherds of
Christ Associates meet in the
St. John’s Chapel.
6:30 p.m. — Delphos
Kiwanis Club meets at the
Eagles Lodge, 1600 E. Fifth
7 p.m. — Bingo at St.
John’s Little Theatre.
JAN. 30
JoAnn Hamilton
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Associated Press
NEWARK, N.J. — The booming
voice rose above the din at Prudential
Center to interrupt the hullabaloo
and proclaim, “That concludes the
Denver Broncos’ media day session.”
The five happiest people in the New
Jersey Devils’ arena were the team’s
starting offensive linemen.
They had dreaded this hour-long
interview session not for its notorious
nuttiness but because it meant more
face time with the media than they’d
spent all season speaking with report-
ers, at least on the record.
Carrying on the tradition of
Denver’s Super Bowl teams of the
late 1990s that let Shannon Sharpe
dish up the sound bites, these laconic
linemen would rather be seen and not
“Yeah, that’s exactly what it is: let
your pads do the talking,” left tackle
Chris Clark said. “It’s not about the
glitz and glam for us.”
Yet, it was hard to ignore this
group that allowed the fewest sacks
in the league and eight times kept
Peyton Manning from getting touched
at all — including both playoff games
— while also boring the holes for
fifth-year running back Knowshon
Moreno’s first 1,000-yard season.
Anchored by prized free agent
acquisition Louis Vasquez, the mas-
sive right guard gave Manning ample
space to step into all those throws
to set NFL records with 55 TDs and
5,447 yards through the air.
All this despite losing star left
tackle Ryan Clady to a season-ending
foot injury in Week 2 after signing a
$52 million contract. He underwent
surgery and joined last year’s starting
center, Dan Koppen (knee) on I.R.
Clark replaced Clady, leaving just
two members of Denver’s
O-line starting at the
same position as last year:
left guard Zane Beadles
and right tackle Orlando
Franklin. Manny Ramirez
slid over from right guard
to center, where he had
never started an NFL
game and had a spectacu-
lar season — his first as a
full-time snapper since 2000, when he
was in high school.
Vasquez was just the rock John
Elway envisioned when he snatched
him away from San Diego; he’s the
only 2012 free agent in all of football
to earn All-Pro honors this season.
“I thank God every day that we
have him,” offensive line coach Dave
Magazu said.
So does Manning, whose 20 sacks
were the fewest of any quarterback
who started all of his team’s games.
Yet, the line took some heat earlier
this season when Manning missed
some practices for the first time in his
career because of a gimpy right ankle
courtesy of a couple of hard hits by
former Indianapolis teammate Robert
Mathis that helped make for a very
unhappy homecoming.
“We were getting killed,” Magazu
On the airwaves, yes.
On Twitter, for sure.
In the court of public opinion,
But not really on the football field.
OK, the line was still somewhat
of a work in progress, with some
room for improvement, and the back-
ups were banged up, leaving
little margin for error.
“But what are you going to
do?” Magazu asked. “Quit?”
That’s exactly what John
Moffitt did.
The backup guard/tack-
le decided not to return
from the team’s bye week
in November, staying back
home in Seattle, where he had
started his career, because he’d lost
his love for the game and preferred his
health to a healthy paycheck. He gave
up $312,500 that was remaining on
his contract this year, plus any playoff
“It was a tough situation to lose a
guy like that,” Clark said. “He brought
great excitement to the room. He was a
hilarious guy to be around. And it defi-
nitely was a shocker because he was
having fun. But it’s a hard game and it
takes a lot out of a guy and sometimes
you can stick with it and sometimes
you don’t want to stick with it.”
Even when he quit in early
November, it looked like both of his
former teams — the Seahawks and
Broncos — were on a collision course
for Sunday’s Super Bowl, but so what?
“I don’t care about the Super
Bowl,” he told reporters the day after
telling John Elway he wasn’t coming
Asssociated Press
NEWARK, N.J. — Richard Sherman
couldn’t wait to start talking Tuesday.
No surprise there.
Even before his allotted hour began at
Super Bowl media day, Seattle’s polarizing
cornerback started answering questions from
a podium set up in the middle of a hockey
arena in downtown Newark.
By the time the official clock
started on the Seahawks’ ses-
sion, Sherman was already on
No. 6.
“Whatever you got,” he said,
egging on reporters to ask any-
thing they wanted.
For sure, Sherman presented a much dif-
ferent side than that angry 20-second rant
after the NFC championship game, which
sparked a national debate over sportsman-
ship and racial attitudes.
He was charming, funny and didn’t raise
his voice at all except to make sure he could
be heard by the horde of media gathered
around him, which was at least a dozen-deep
at times. He went out his way to praise his
teammates. He had nothing but nice things
to say about Sunday’s opponent, the Denver
But it never came across as some sort
of mea culpa, as though Sherman had been
coached by public-relations people on the
best way to shore up his image. No, this
seemed to be a guy simply taking advantage
of the opportunity to show there’s far more to
him than what people saw after he tipped a
pass to help clinch Seattle’s victory over San
Francisco, then went off on 49ers receiver
Michael Crabtree in a brief interview while
still on the field.
“People think I’m a loud-
mouth, an angry guy,” Sherman
said. “That’s a big misconcep-
While he was astonished by
some of the racially-charged comments that
were directed his way, he seemed pleased
that the episode sparked more serious debate
about racial stereotypes — in particular, all
those people who referred to the dreadlocked
defensive back as a “thug.”
While Sherman made clear his disdain
for Crabtree during the infamous interview
with Fox’s Erin Andrews, he didn’t mention
his teammates until later, after he had time
to calm down and conducted a more formal
news conference that was seen by far fewer
6 – The Herald Wednesday, January 29, 2014
See BRONCOS, page 7
Ricker committs
to ONU soccer
Information submitted
Jennings soccer standout Seth
Ricker has verbally committed
to Ohio Northern University.
Ricker, a senior, was Putnam
County League Co-Player of
the Year and a District First-
Team selec-
tion for the
past two sea-
R i c k e r
is co-cap-
tain for the
Paces et t er
Premier U18
team located
in Toledo.
He helped
lead his club
team to a
R e g i o n a l
s e mi f i n a l
appearance in
Des Moines,
Iowa, in 2013.
“I chose Ohio Northern
University over other univer-
sities because of their strong
academic performance and
successful men’s soccer pro-
gram,” Ricker said. “Coach
Ridenour is willing to work
with the demands of my engi-
neering program.”
Besides playing soccer,
Ricker is also very involved
in his school and commu-
nity. Seth is active in National
Honor Society, student coun-
cil, 4-H, band,
Scholastic Bowl
and St. Joseph
“ONU was
in the National
game in 2012
and have been
OAC champi-
ons for the past
five years,”
Ricker said. “I
want the oppor-
tunity to play
for a National
and feel ONU has the talent
to repeat their championship
run again.”
Seth is the son of Kevin
and Brenda Ricker and the
brother of Troy Ricker.
Bulldogs win 2
Information submitted
BLUFFTON — Columbus Grove’s wrestling unit tuned up
for Saturday’s Northwest Conference meet with a pair of wins
Tuesday night at Bluffton.
The Bulldogs belted Northwest Conference foes Lincolnview
55-6 and Bluffton 55-11.
Getting two wins for the Bulldogs were 106-pounder
Preston Brubaker (major decision and pin), Eli Schroeder at
132 (void and decision), Christian Stechschulte at 145 (void
and major decision), Tyler Schroeder at 152 (pin and void),
Andrew Burgei at 160 (void and pin), Alec Gladwell (decision
at 182, pin at 170) and Alex Burgei (2 voids).
The lone victor for the Lancers was Alex Rodriguez, who
pinned Justin Calvelage at 5:01 of the 113-pound match.
The victors for the Pirates were at 120, where Anthony
Badiel-Lum technical-falled Justin Calvelage 15-0; and at 126,
where James Mortimer won by void.
All three teams meet again in the NWC meet Saturday at
Allen East.
106: Preston Brubaker (C) maj. dec. Autumn Proctor 17-4.
113: Alex Rodriguez (L) pin Justin Calvelage, 5:01.
120: Double void.
126: Double void.
132: Eli Schroeder (C), void.
138: Isaac Siefker (C) pin Lee Clay, 3:46.
145: Christian Stechschulte (C), void.
152: Tyler Schroeder (C) pin Josh McKinney,
160: Andrew Burgei (C), void.
170: Adam Birkemeier (C), void.
182: Alec Gladwell (C) dec. Doug Hicks 4-2
195: Alex Burgei (C), void.
220: Andrew Nichols (C) pin Courtney Taylor,
285: Double void.
106: Preston Brubaker (C) pin Josh Haugh, :26.
113: Double void.
120: Anthony Badiel-Lum maj. dec. Justin Calvelage 15-0.
126: James Mortimer (B), void.
132: Eli Schroeder (C) dec. Nick Luke 17-12.
138: Garrett Hauenstein (C) pin Shawn Justins, :46.
145: Christian Stechschulte (C) maj. dec. Cole Wilson 12-2.
152: Tyler Schroeder (C), void.
160: Andrew Burgei (C) pin Clay Wilson, 2:48.
170: Alec Gladwell (C) pin Josh Bracy, 3:53.
182: Will Selhorst (C) pin Dylan Pletcher, 1:48.
195: Alex Burgei (C), void.
220: Eli Wiswasser (C), void.
285: Double void.
Broncos’ quiet O-line
makes loud statement
Sherman is downright
charming on media day
See SHERMAN, page 8
Kyle Shanahan in mix to be Browns coordinator
Associated Press
CLEVELAND — Former Redskins offensive coordinator
Kyle Shanahan will get a chance to convince the Browns he
should call their plays.
Shanahan, fired following a rocky fourth season with
Washington, will interview Wednesday to be Cleveland’s
offensive coordinator. He’s to meet with coach Mike Pettine,
who has been assembling his staff since his hiring last week.
The 34-year-old Shanahan and father Mike Shanahan, the
Redskins’ former head coach, were let go by Washington on
Dec. 30 after going 3-13. Shanahan has interviewed for at least
two other coordinator positions this month but
was passed over by Baltimore and Miami.
Also, the Browns intend to interview Raiders
quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo on Thursday.
Shanahan spent four seasons with Washington
after two as Houston’s offensive coordinator.
He and his father’s relationship with Redskins
quarterback Robert Griffin III reportedly dete-
riorated during this past season and at least partly
contributed to the team’s decision to move in
another direction.
Shanahan’s offenses finished in the top 10 in
the NFL in yards four times.
DeFilippo spent two seasons in Oakland —
his second stint with the team — after work-
ing for the New York Jets. He was an assistant
quarterback coach on the same staff as Pettine,
who spent four seasons as Rex Ryan’s defensive
coordinator before going to Buffalo last season.
A native of Youngstown, Ohio, DeFilippo also coached at
San Jose State.
Pettine hired former Buffalo linebackers coach Jim O’Neil
as his defensive coordinator on Monday and named seven
other assistants to his staff.
An experienced offensive coordinator is crucial to
Cleveland’s turnaround. The Browns, who had four offensive
players in the Pro Bowl, are expected to select a quarterback
early in May’s draft and the new coordinator will have a hand
in his development.
The Browns were interested in former Houston coach Gary Kubiak
but he was hired as Baltimore’s offensive coordinator on Monday.
Steelers hire James Saxon as running backs coach
PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers have hired for-
mer Minnesota Vikings assistant James Saxon as the team’s
running backs coach.
Saxon replaces Kirby Wilson, who left the Steelers to take
the same position in Minnesota earlier this week.
Saxon will try to help revitalize a running attack that ranked
27th in yards and 29th in yards per carry in 2013. Saxon is the
second offensive assistant brought in by the Steelers in the last
two weeks. Pittsburgh hired former Tennessee Titans coach
Mike Munchak to coach the offensive line earlier this month.
Saxon’s previous coaching stops include Miami, Kansas
City and Buffalo. He played eight seasons in the NFL from
1988-95, running for 533 yards and five touch-
Chris Johnson tweets knee surgery went
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Titans running back
Chris Johnson says surgery to repair torn menis-
cus in his knee went perfectly.
Johnson shared an update after his surgery
Tuesday on Twitter. He also wrote, “now lets get
on the grind.”
The running back told The Tennessean he was
having surgery in Pensacola, Fla., with Dr. James
Andrews to repair Johnson’s knee. He hurt his
knee in a win over San Diego in September.
Johnson didn’t miss a game in 2013 and sat out
only one practice late in the season. He rushed for
1,077 yards, the second-lowest total of his 6-year
career. Johnson is due $8 million in 2014 and has
said he won’t take a pay cut.
Also Tuesday, the Titans announced that Mike Sullivan
had agreed to join new coach Ken Whisenhunt’s staff as an
assistant offensive line coach.
Panthers give Rivera 3-year extension
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Ron Rivera is staying in Carolina
after leading the Panthers to their first playoff appearance
since 2008.
The Panthers rewarded “Riverboat Ron” on Tuesday with
a 3-year contract extension that runs through the 2017 season
after Carolina finished 12-4 this season and won the NFC
South championship.
See NFL, page 7
MLB OKs protective cap
for pitchers, fit for camp
Associated Press
NEW YORK — Big league
pitchers might feel safer on the
mound this season.
Major League Baseball has
approved a protective cap for
pitchers, hoping to reduce the
damage from line drives to head
that have brought some terrify-
ing and bloody scenes in the last
few years.
The heavier and bigger new
hat was introduced Tuesday
and will be available for test-
ing during spring training on a
voluntary basis. Major leaguers
and minor leaguers won’t be
required to wear it — comfort is
likely to be a primary concern.
“Obviously, it’d be a
change,” 2-time Cy Young win-
ner Clayton Kershaw of the Los
Angeles Dodgers told the MLB
Network. “I’m definitely not
opposed to it. I think it’d take a
lot of getting used to. You don’t
look very cool, I’ll be honest.”
The safety plates made by
isoBLOX are sewn into the hat
and custom fitted. They weigh
an extra six to seven ounces —
a baseball weighs about five
ounces, by comparison — and
offer protection to the forehead,
temples and sides of the head.
They’ll make the
hats about a half-inch
thicker in the front
and around an inch
wider on the sides.
Several pitchers
have been hit in the head by
line drives in the recent seasons.
Brandon McCarthy sustained a
brain contusion and skull frac-
ture after being struck in 2012
and Doug Fister was hit during
the World Series that October.
Toronto’s J.A. Happ and
Tampa Bay’s Alex Cobb were
sidelined after being hit last
McCarthy tweeted that he
had already tried out the forti-
fied cap and that it was “headed
in right direction but not game
Said Arizona reliever Brad
Ziegler: “I think they’re on
the right track but the hat they
approved isn’t remotely close
to comfortable enough to wear
in games.”
In an email to The Associated
Press, he wrote,
“If you’re not 100
percent focused
on executing your
pitches, you have
almost no chance
of success. And that hat is
uncomfortable enough that it
would be a big distraction to
wear it.”
“We talked to a lot of guys
who had been through this and
they provided a wealth of infor-
mation to help us,” said Bruce
Foster, CEO of the 4Licensing
Corporation, parent company
of isoBLOX. “We went through
a myriad of different designs to
develop this.”
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Carolina lost at home in
the divisional playoffs to the
San Francisco 49ers.
Rivera started the season
on the hot seat after a 1-3 start
but the Panthers rebounded
to win 11 of their final 12
regular season games to earn
a first-round bye in the play-
Rivera had one year left on
the 4-year, $11.2 million contract
he signed in 2011 when first
hired as head coach.
Financial details of the new
deal were not immediately avail-
“The improvement of our
team has been reflected in the
progress of the record over the
last three seasons under Ron
and we look forward to building
upon that foundation,” Panthers’
owner Jerry Richardson wrote in
a release.
Rivera is 25-23 in three sea-
sons as the Panthers head coach.
The decision to extend
Rivera isn’t surprising.
Panthers’ general manager
Dave Gettleman said two days
after the season ended he had
“ultimate faith” in Rivera as the
team’s coach.
He made good on that state-
ment this week, giving Rivera
three additional seasons at the
The 52-year-old Rivera went
6-10 and 7-9 in his first two sea-
sons in Carolina, starting those
seasons 1-5 and 1-6 respectively.
After Carolina stumbled
out of the blocks this year with
another poor start there was talk
about Rivera’s future with the
But following a road win
at Minnesota in Week 5, the
Panthers got hot behind quarter-
back Cam Newton and a stifling
defense led by middle linebacker
Luke Kuechly.
Rivera did his part, too.
He took on a gambler’s men-
tality after the slow start often
going for it — and succeeding
— on fourth downs, earning him
the nickname “Riverboat Ron.”
Rivera quickly deflected
praise from this past season,
saying “Any success we have
enjoyed is the result of a team
effort by players, coaches, scouts
and the entire organization, and
our ultimate goal remains win-
ning the Super Bowl.”
The next challenge for Rivera
will be sustaining that success.
Since joining the NFL in
1995, the Panthers have never
been to the playoffs in back-to-
back seasons.
The extension comes two
days after Rivera led his team to
a victory in the Pro Bowl.
Cowboys demote Kiffin,
add Linehan as play-caller
IRVING, Texas — The
Dallas Cowboys decided one
year with Monte Kiffin as
defensive coordinator and Bill
Callahan as play-caller was
Kiffin was demoted Tuesday
in favor of defensive line
coach Rod Marinelli and Scott
Linehan was hired as the pass-
ing game coordinator who will
call plays.
The staff shuffling comes
after the Cowboys gave up the
most yards in franchise history
and finished last in the NFL
in total defense and had their
worst offensive output in yard-
age since 2005.
Martin: Dolphins’ language made him feel trapped
Associated Press
DAVIE, Fla. — Tackle Jonathan
Martin says the persistence of vulgar
language around the Miami Dolphins
made him feel trapped, so he left the
team before lodging allegations at the
root of a bullying scandal.
Owner Stephen Ross said he’s proud
of the way the franchise responded to
the case.
Martin’s comments, which aired
Tuesday on “NBC Nightly News,” came
in his first interview since the scandal
broke. He left the Dolphins in October
and alleged he was harassed daily by
teammates, including guard Richie
Incognito, who was suspended for the
final eight games.
“I’m a grown man,” said Martin,
24. “I’ve been in locker rooms. There’s
vulgar language used in locker rooms.
One instance doesn’t bother me. It’s the
persistence of it. I wish I would have
had more tools to solve my situation. I
felt trapped, like I didn’t have a way to
make it right. It came down to a point
where I thought it was best to remove
myself from the situation.”
New York attorney Ted Wells began
a league investigation in November and
his report will be released after the
Super Bowl.
Ross, speaking at a news conference
to introduce the Dolphins’ new general
manager, said he spoke with the NFL
and Wells to get a sense of what will be
included in the report.
“I have an idea what will be in it,”
Ross said Tuesday. “I haven’t seen the
report. I don’t know exactly what his
conclusion is. When it comes out, we’ll
do what has to be done. In my mind, I
know what direction we’re going. …
The respect that we gained by how we
handled the situation that took place
here says a lot about this organization
and the people that are running it.”
Following an 8-8 season tainted by
the scandal, Ross decided to keep coach
Joe Philbin and part with general man-
ager Jeff Ireland. Former Tampa Bay
executive Dennis Hickey was intro-
duced as Ireland’s replacement Tuesday
and Ross talked briefly about the case
that rocked the franchise at midseason.
Incognito becomes a free agent this
winter. When asked if he or the 6-5, 312-
pound Martin will play for the Dolphins
again, Ross equivocated.
“I don’t believe so — well, I can’t
say that,” Ross replied, adding with a
chuckle, “Therefore I retract that.”
Wells’ report is expected to address
the roles of Philbin, his staff and Miami
management in the case.
One issue is whether
anyone on the coaching
staff ordered Incognito to
toughen up Martin.
The case inspired
a national debate about
workplace bullying.
Ross tried to put a
positive spin on the fran-
chise’s direction at a
news conference Tuesday,
stressing the need for
more organizational har-
mony and better teamwork.
Then, as the media
began to question Ross about Dolphins
dysfunction, Philbin and executive
Dawn Aponte rose from their front-row
seats and left.
As Ross said, his team’s teamwork
needs work. The owner’s candid com-
ments came during the formal introduc-
tion of Hickey.
Hickey replaces Ireland, who clashed
with Philbin and Aponte during the
Dolphins’ tumultuous 2013 season.
“The reason we made the change
wasn’t because I didn’t think highly of
Jeff,” Ross said. “But we needed to have
harmony within the organization where
everybody had respect for each other
and operated with the same mindset at
all times.”
The news conference was filled with
awkward pauses and the mood was sub-
dued because Hickey’s hiring came after
two candidates turned down the job,
while others also gave the Dolphins a
stiff-arm. Several were concerned about
the team’s power structure and Ross’
loyalty to Philbin and Aponte may also
have deterred potential GMs.
Ross said Hickey and Philbin will
report directly to him. Aponte — a sala-
ry-cap expert as executive vice president
of football administration — will report
to Hickey.
Ross shrugged when asked about the
candidates who rebuffed him.
“I set out the characteristics I was
looking for,” he replied. “People might
have other ideas in their mind. We were
pretty clear in the structure. It’s not an
unusual structure. I think we have very
talented staff that I’m very
comfortable with.”
Ross said compatibility
between the new GM and
Philbin was his top prior-
ity in the search. Hickey
said that when he met with
Philbin, they clicked.
“As we sat there it was
kind of like, ‘Yeah, this
fits’,” Hickey added. “I feel
like we’re already on the
same page and our philoso-
phies are the same and we
want to build a winner and do
it together.
“I see an organization that has the
foundation, people and vision to become
a championship organization. My com-
mitment is to be a complement to all the
talent that has already seen assembled
Hickey has been with the Buccaneers
for 18 seasons, including the past three
as director of player personnel. He’ll
have final say over a draft for the first
The Bucs won four division titles and
one Super Bowl championship during
his time with them but went 28-52 over
the past five years. Tampa Bay had a
mixed record in the draft in recent years,
including three players who made the
all-rookie team in 2012, and also several
glaring misses in the second round.
Before Miami turned to Hickey,
New England Patriots director of
player personnel Nick Caserio and
Tennessee Titans’ vice president of
player personnel Lake Dawson turned
down offers. Cleveland Browns’
assistant general manager Ray
Farmer withdrew from consideration
last week.
(Continued from page 6)
The O-linemen felt Moffitt fit right in,
although he didn’t like the way grown men were
prized by the public simply because they made
millions playing a game and not curing cancer.
Now, Moffitt does some radio gigs, some
blogging, a little stand-up comedy, something his
former teammates wouldn’t dare try.
Are you kidding?
It was hard enough to meet the media for an
hour on Tuesday, answering questions both seri-
ous and silly.
“Maybe it’s just the personality,” Magazu
added. “We talk about: ‘Let’s just go play.’ We
know this is all important but I don’t know;
sometimes I think guys just feel uncomfortable.
I think with offensive linemen, we’d rather be
playing and being in our little room and in our
little cocoon or whatever and enjoy each other’s
Manning ‘had concerns’ about comeback:
When Manning returned to the NFL after a series
of neck operations that sidelined him for the
entire 2011 season, there was plenty of talk about
when — and even whether — he would return
to the level of play that earned four MVP awards
and two Super Bowl appearances.
He ignored others’ voices.
He couldn’t ignore his own questions.
“I certainly had my concerns that entire time,”
Manning said Tuesday at Super Bowl media day,
less than a week before he’ll lead the Denver
Broncos against the Seattle Seahawks. “I had my
concerns because the doctors just couldn’t tell
me anything definite. They wouldn’t say, ‘You’re
going to be back at this time, at 100 percent
strength level.’ They couldn’t tell me. So when
the doctors can’t tell you that, how do you really
know? It was a matter of a lot of faith and trust.”
Manning scoffed as he recalled what some
said as he prepared to move to the Broncos from
the Indianapolis Colts.
“There was a lot of ‘narrative’ out there.
That’s kind of my new word for the year,” he
said with a smile. “There was a lot of ‘narrative’
out there on what I couldn’t do: ‘He can’t throw
to the left.’ And, ‘He really struggles throwing
to the right.’ I’m like, ‘How do they know? I’ve
been throwing in private the entire time.’ … At
the time, throwing to the left was about the only
thing I could do well. So there was a lot of misin-
formation out there.”
As it turned out, Manning would be just fine.
Last season, he led the Broncos to the playoffs,
earning NFL Comeback Player of the Year honors.
Broncos coach John Fox called Manning’s
immediate success in Denver “truly remarkable.”
“To build on that,” Fox added, “and to have
the kind of season he’s had to this point this year,
I think is unprecedented.”
From the very moment it began in September
— on opening night, Manning threw a record-
tying seven touchdown passes in a victory over
the reigning champion Baltimore Ravens — this
season has been all about Peyton.
(Continued from page 6)
Foster said the cap went
through extensive testing and
provided protection from line
drives up to 90 mph in the
front of the head and 85 mph
on the side.
Line drives in the majors
have been clocked at even
faster rates.
While the hat is “slightly
bigger” than a regular base-
ball cap, Foster added: “It’s
not going to be a Gazoo hat.”
Several years ago, MLB
introduced larger batting hel-
mets that offered increased
safety. But big-leaguers most-
ly rejected them, saying they
looked funny and made them
resemble the Great Gazoo,
a character on the “The
Flintstones” cartoon series.
In recent seasons, pitch-
ers have said they would try
padded caps, provided they
weren’t too cumbersome.
“You see guys get hit with
line drives. I know in the last
couple of years there have
been several of them. So it
happens. You want to be wary
of it,” All-Star closer Glen
Perkins of the Minnesota
Twins said. “Player safety is
important. I think finding a
solution is good.
“But by the sounds of what
they have, I don’t know if
that’s entirely feasible to go
out there with basically a hel-
met on your head and pitch.
Without seeing it or trying it
on, I hate to make a blanket
judgment. But just thinking
out loud, that seems a little
bit much. Just the bulkiness.”
In December 2012, MLB
medical director Dr. Gary
Green presented ideas on
protective headgear to exec-
utives, doctors and train-
ers. The prototypes under
study included some made
of Kevlar, the high-impact
material often worn by mili-
tary and law enforcement and
NFL players.
Several companies tried
without success to make
a product that would be
approved by MLB and the
players’ union. While isoB-
LOX was first to get the OK,
other firms still might submit
Foster explained the cap’s
design diffuses the impact of
being hit, rather than only
absorbing the shock. The
technology will be available
on the retail market for ball-
players of all ages in a form
of a skull cap.
A memo from MLB will
advise teams that the caps
are available in spring train-
ing and pitchers who express
interest in testing will be fit-
ted. MLB can require minor-
leaguers to wear it but has no
plans now to do that.
“I think it will be one of
those things that people will
wear them when they have to
wear them. Maybe a guy here
or a guy there,” Perkins said.
Star closer Grant Balfour
said, “I am always appre-
ciative of anything that will
make the game safer. That
being said, I may try it. Just
not sure yet until I see it. Has
to fit with a cap and be com-
MLB didn’t make the
use of helmets or protec-
tive cap inserts mandatory
for batters until the National
League required them for
the 1956 season. Helmets
weren’t required until the
1971 season and, even then,
they weren’t mandatory for
players already in the big
leagues. An earflap on the
side of the head facing the
pitcher was required for new
players starting in 1983.
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Steven Holcomb
Ted Ligety
Alpine Skiing
Fast Facts

Along with a friend, he started a com-
pany called “Shred,” which is also his
nickname, marketing ski goggles and hel-

He won three gold medals at the 2013
World Championships – super-G, com-
bined, giant slalom – and became the first
man to do so since Jean-Claude Killy did
it in 1968.

He first strapped on a pair of skis at
two years old in his hometown of Park
City, Utah, and began competing in
races at the age of 10.

When he first started skiing with the
U.S. Ski Team in 2004, he competed
with a big “Mom and Dad”written on the
front of his helmet, indicating them as his
primary sponsor.

As a kid, he picked up the nickname “Ted
Shred,” which eventually just turned into
“Shred,” because of his enthusiasm for
skiing and his ability to ski quickly and hit
fter a lackluster performance in Vancouver, Ted Ligety has a lot to prove.
Though he was the 2006 Olympic champion in the men’s combined, he missed
the podium in that event by fve-tenths of a second
in 2010. He is, however, arguably one of the favorites to
take home at least one medal in Sochi. Coming of a
season in which he won three gold medals at a world
championship – the frst time in 45 years a man has
done so – Ligety is poised to tear up the slopes and
recapture the gold medal that eluded him at the
Olympics in Vancouver.
Fast Facts

Before bobsledding, he
was an alpine skier for
12 years, switching sports
in 1998.

His story is one of great triumph,
having overcome an eye problem
that nearly took his vision and
ruined his career.

He served in the Utah Army National
Guard for seven years, before receiving an
Honorable Discharge in 2006.

His medals aren’t limited to the Olympic
track. He’s also won the Army Achievement
Medal, Army Commendation Medal and
Army Service Ribbon, among others.

Currently in school, he is scheduled to
graduate with a Computer Science diploma
from DeVry University in 2016.
e is a man of many hats. A former alpine skier, military man and now Olympic
champion bobsledder, 33-year-old Steven Holcomb is charging into his third
Winter Games. He piloted the American four-man bobsled team to its frst
gold medal in 62 years at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.
Holcomb is looking to not only repeat as a gold medallist,
but also to end another drought in the second sport he
competes in. The U.S. two-man bobsled team has not
won the event since 1936.
Julia Mancuso
Alpine Skiing
Fast Facts

Her teammates call her “Super-Jules.”

She holds the record for most U.S.
championship titles won by either a
man or a woman with 16 titles.

She currently resides in Squaw Valley,
Calif., where a ski run at a local
resort was renamed “Julia’s Gold”
following her 2006 Olympic gold

When she’s not skiing, some of
her favorite pastimes include yoga,
surfing and stand-up paddling.

In 2005, she received a plastic
tiara from her coach for good
luck and wore it in 2010 after her
silver-medal run and at the medal

She has her own lingerie line
that she launched in 2010 called
“Kiss My Tiara,” referencing her
ulia Mancuso has some big shoes to fll since Lindsey Vonn announced her
withdrawal from the Sochi games, but her past exploits have set her up
perfectly. Heading to her fourth Olympics, she has become the U.S.’s best hope
at a medal on the slopes since Vonn’s knee injury took her out of the game. Mancuso
is no slouch when it comes to the podium. Though she didn’t
medal in her frst Olympics in 2002, she picked up a
gold in giant slalom at the 2006 Winter Games and
two silvers – downhill and combined – in Vancouver
in 2010. If any American woman can bring home an
alpine ski medal, it’s Mancuso.
Noelle Pikus-Pace
Fast Facts

She is the mother of two chil-
dren, Lacee and Traycen, and
has been dubbed the “fastest
mom on ice.”

The sled she used in Vancouver for
the 2010 Winter Olympics and the sled
she’s using in Sochi were both designed
by her husband, Janson.

She had originally retired after a disap-
pointing fourth-place finish in Vancouver,
but announced her return to the track in
the summer of 2012.

In December of 2013, she broke a track
record in Park City, Utah not once, but
twice. Posting a 49.80-second first run, she
destroyed the 12-year-old record previous-
ly held by Canadian Michelle Kelly by 0.11
seconds, before posting an even faster
time of 49.74 seconds in her second run.

She broke the Utah Valley University
high-jump record when she was in
he “fastest mom on ice” is speeding into Sochi with one goal in mind: an
Olympic medal. Noelle Pikus-Pace has been very close to achieving her dream
a few times in her career, but an untimely freak accident, and later one-tenth
of a second, caused her to fall short. She may have been down for the count then,
but she is defnitely not out of it now. Pikus-Pace heads
into Sochi as one of the favorites to not only medal,
but win gold. The World No. 2-ranked woman on
the track (at the time of publication) will have her
family’s support as she chases what has proven to
be an elusive Olympic medal.
(Continued from page 6)
He said that was the thing he really regrets.
“All these cameras should go to my team-
mates,” Sherman said, listing off much of the
Seattle roster at various times during his Q-and-A.
“I have the best teammates in the world.”
But he sure didn’t shy away from the atten-
Media day was made for guys like him.
Sherman arrived at the podium lugging a
camera, which he used to shoot video and snap a
few pictures of the media staring back at him. He
looked every reporter in the eye and hopped out
of his seat several times to make sure he could
hear the query, very much a guy who majored
in communications at Stanford. He joked around
with celebrities and fist-bumped a couple of
aspiring school-age journalists — neither much
taller than the barrier in front of Sherman.
He told the kids to study hard and never be
afraid to ask questions if there’s something they
don’t understand. Though he admittedly showed
poor taste after the NFC title game, including a
choke sign toward the 49ers, he considers him-
self to be a role model. There is a side, he said,
that most people never see: the guy who gives
back to the inner city and never forgets where
he came from.
After the arena clocked reached zero, an
NFL official arrived to pull him away. But
Sherman stuck around to answer a couple of
more questions, even sitting back down in front
of the mic for one reply so it would be audible
to everyone.
Finally, it was time to go.
Not that he was ready to leave.
“I could do this all day,” Sherman added.
“Thanks, y’all.”
Meantime, Marshawn Lynch was there. He
even talked a bit.
Then he was gone, cutting short his appear-
ance after 6 1/2 minutes.
And then he was back, albeit to the side of
the “mixed zone” the NFL created for players
not on podiums or in microphone-equipped
speaking areas at the Prudential Center.
But this time he wasn’t speaking, except
briefly to Deion Sanders for NFL Network, to
the Seahawks website and to Armed Forces
Seattle’s star running back, wearing a cap,
hood and dark sunglasses, even acknowledged
he was trying to avoid being fined by the
league for not meeting his media require-
ments Tuesday. That’s why he returned to the
floor of the arena rather than disappear com-
pletely after he cut short his Q-and-A with
perhaps 100 media members packed together
trying to hear his pearls of wisdom.
When he came back, one reporter asked
Lynch, “Are you trying to avoid being fined
by standing here?” Lynch twice nodded his
head yes.
Earlier this month, Lynch was fined
$50,000 for not cooperating with the Seattle
media. The NFL put the fine on hold, saying it
would be rescinded if he complied with media
“Players are required to participate and he
participated. We will continue to monitor the
situation,” NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said
Lynch has required media sessions today
and Thursday. The Seahawks play the Broncos
on Sunday.
Along with letting slip a profanity to
Sanders, he three times described himself as
“smooth” to the Hall-of-Fame cornerback,
adding: “I ain’t never seen no talk that won
me nothing.”
Earlier, Lynch answered 16 questions at
the outset of the Seahawks’ 1-hour avail-
ability, with topics ranging from the Denver
defense to teammate Michael Robinson to,
well, why he avoids interviews.
Whether Lynch will feel like showing up
the next two days, when the Seahawks will
be available in a hotel ballroom — no barriers
between them and the media — is uncertain.
Lynch also talked to teammates while
standing around. Several youngsters in the
stands above him asked to have footballs
signed and he obliged once they tossed him
the souvenirs. He also signed a Seahawks
helmet but he didn’t converse with the fans.
While he did that, about five dozen media
members stood in front of Lynch and shouted
out a few questions. He ignored almost all of
them as time ran out in Seattle’s availability.
Lynch watched as the scoreboard clock
counted down to zero and, when it was
announced the Seattle portion of media avail-
ability was over, he left for good.
DEAR BRUCE: I understand
that money in only a husband's or
wife's name can still be claimed
(shared) by the other in a divorce.
Can an inheritance gift to a per-
son remain the sole property of
that person to whom it was given
and held outside of the sharing
in the event of a divorce? --
Gordon, via email
no absolute answer to your ques-
tion. It depends on the laws of the
state where the divorce is being
sought. If there is a prenuptial
agreement or a postnuptial, that
could put the money aside as the
sole property of the one person;
it's not a matter under ordinary
circumstances to be considered
in a divorce.
In general, if an inheritance
is received during the marriage,
the monies are considered to be
property of both and are very
likely to be shared in a divorce.
DEAR BRUCE: Our benefi-
ciaries are our three children.
When one of us passes away, will
the three children (they’re all
adults) still be the beneficiaries
of the surviving spouse? Also,
would the surviving spouse be
able to sell the home without
having to pass the monies on to
the children, since the property is
the main asset, divided equally,
for the three? I have a feeling we
need to do some type of amend-
ment to our will, but wanted to
see if you could do this clarifica-
tion before we do. -- H.C., via
DEAR H.C.: I think we have
to go back a little here. First of
all, you mentioned your benefi-
ciaries are listed as the three chil-
dren. That would be only in the
event that you both pass away.
No matter how you slice it, a sur-
viving spouse would be at least
entitled to a third of the estate.
In terms of the survivor being
able to sell the home and not
pass the monies to the children
-- absolutely! The survivor can
do what he or she wishes.
You and your spouse should sit
down and discuss exactly what
you want to happen. I assume
that you want your entire estate
to go to your children. You
should probably have all of your
assets passed to the surviving
spouse. The survivor will then
leave everything to them.
If you are concerned that one
of you doesn’t want the entire
estate to go to the kids, you
can set it up so a portion of the
money goes into a trust and the
surviving spouse would be the
beneficiary of the trust, but the
principal couldn’t be spent. You
have to sit down and discuss your
DEAR BRUCE: I’m a con-
servative investor and have been
putting my money into real estate
rentals over the years and into
very safe money market bond
funds, government bonds, CDs
and a 401(k). Due to my some-
what higher income (six figures),
from several small businesses
and conservative investments, I
get hit hard with income taxes
each year. What do you recom-
mend for someone like me to
safely reduce my tax burden?
-- Tom, via email
Congratulations! You are doing
well and you don’t need my
advice, but I will mention this
to you: Putting your money into
money markets funds, govern-
ment bonds and CDs might have
been a good strategy when the
interest rates were decent, but
today it is one that has little to
recommend it.
You mentioned you would like
to reduce your taxes. Frankly,
what I think you should do is
consider increasing your income.
That means getting your money
out of these nonproductive envi-
ronments and getting it into the
stock market. There will be years
when you will make a lot less
and may even lose money, but
over a period of time, reasonably
conservative investments in solid
American companies will yield 6
percent to 8 percent on average a
year. Rather than worrying about
taxes right now, I would work on
increasing my income.
DEAR BRUCE: I am 81 year
old, and my wife is 80. We have
$80,000 in liquid assets. What
is your opinion on pre-paying
funeral costs, which I assume
are averaging $8,000 to $9,000?
-- Norm, via email
DEAR NORM: I am very
much in favor of pre-paying
funeral costs, and this still may
be a viable enterprise. With your
relatively modest assets, $8,000
to $9,000 seems high. You might
wish to consider cremation,
which is far less expensive than a
traditional embalming and burial.
That having been observed,
if you are more comfortable
with a traditional burial, by all
means pay for a modest funeral.
It would be another matter if
you could predict exactly when
you were going to go. If there is
money left over, it could be used
for a more elaborate funeral.
But given the fact that one of
you is likely to go before the
other, spending 10 percent of
your assets for a funeral, in my
opinion, is unjustified.
DEAR BRUCE: If you win
the lottery, do you have to pay
taxes on that win? -- Reader, via
like to see you win, but if you
do, yes, you will have to pay fed-
eral taxes, and if there is a state
income tax, that would have to be
paid too. I have often wondered,
since the odds are so incredible
against winning, why you should
not be able to keep all the money
if you win, but the government
doesn’t see it that way.
Send questions to bruce@
brucewilliams.com. Questions of
general interest will be answered
in future columns. Owing to the
volume of mail, personal replies
cannot be provided.)
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Who gets an inheritance
when a couple divorces?
Ford finishes 2013
strong, but faces a
tough year
— Ford Motor Co. enjoyed
one of the best years in its his-
tory in 2013, but the celebra-
tion won’t last long.
The Dearborn-based auto-
maker posted a pretax profit
of $8.56 billion — the second-
highest in the past decade —
and worldwide sales were up
12 percent to 6.3 million cars
and trucks. That was a faster
pace than Toyota, the industry
leader, whose sales rose 2 per-
cent to 9.98 million.
But Ford has already
warned of leaner results this
year as it launches a record
23 vehicles and builds seven
plants around the world. It’s
anticipating 13 weeks of
expensive down time — up
from five in 2013 — at its
two U.S. pickup truck plants
to prepare for the launch of
a new aluminum-clad F-150.
And instability in South
America and price competi-
tion in the U.S. are constant
Ford expects pretax profit
of between $7 billion and $8
billion, and says its operating
margin and cash flow will
also fall because of the vehi-
cle-introduction costs. Chief
Financial Officer Bob Shanks
said capital expenditures will
total $7.5 billion this year and
in the next two to three years,
up from $6.6 billion in 2013
and more than twice what it
spent four years ago.
Ford’s fourth-quarter net
income totaled $3 billion, or
74 cents per share. Excluding
a big tax gain, net income was
31 cents per share, 4 cents
better than analyst estimates,
according to FactSet.
Investors initially reacted
favorably to the news. Ford’s
stock rose 2 percent in morn-
ing trading, but was flat at
$15.71 by late afternoon.
Buckingham Research
analyst Joseph Amaturo
urged investors to sell Ford
stock and set a $12 one-year
price target. He noted that
Ford’s fourth-quarter pre-
tax earnings fell 24 percent
even though the company
reported a 3.5 percent rev-
enue increase. He also esti-
mated that the downtime at
Ford’s truck plants this year
could cut North American
pretax profits by $800 mil-
But others told investors to
stick it out.
“We think Ford will reap
benefits from the truck transi-
tion and growth in Asia Pacific
in 2015,” said Standard and
Poor’s Capital IQ analyst
Efraim Levy, who has a “Buy”
rating on the stock.
GE plans shutdown of last Fort Wayne facilities
General Electric Corp. is planning
to shut down the last of its Fort
Wayne facilities after more than a
century in the city where it once had
thousands of workers.
GE announced Monday it expect-
ed to close its motor testing lab and
executive center in a year, eliminat-
ing nearly 90 jobs as it moves the
work to Monterrey, Mexico, The
Journal Gazette reported.
Company officials said they’ll
enter a 60-day bargaining period
that will allow unions representing
some of the workers to make alter-
native proposals.
The closing is unlikely to be
averted and negotiations will focus
on protecting transfer rights and
retirement benefits for those work-
ers, said Brent Eastom, president
of International Union of Electrical
Workers local 901.
“Honestly, the writing’s been on
the wall for more than 10 years,” he
said of the closing decision.
The Fairfield, Conn.-based cor-
poration first arrived in Fort Wayne
in 1911 when it bought the former
Jenney Electric Light Co. GE once
had almost 10,000 workers at its
Fort Wayne site, where 13 buildings
now sit mostly vacant.
The Fort Wayne shutdown fol-
lows GE’s decision last fall to cut
130 jobs at its Bloomington refrig-
erator factory, where it also dropped
a planned $161 million investment
and addition of 200 jobs that had
been announced in 2010.
GE said it would have fewer than
20 employees working from their
homes in the Fort Wayne area once
the offices there were closed.
The company hasn’t decided what
will happen to the GE facilities, GE
spokesman Matt Conkrite said.
“GE is considering options for
this location, and will continue
to consult with both the mayor’s
office” and local economic develop-
ment officials, he said. “There is
nothing new to report at this time.”
The job cuts include about 30
workers at the motor testing lab and
about 60 in its executive center.
“They’ve seen the work slowing
down,” Eastom said. “I wouldn’t
say they were shocked or surprised.”
Questions and answer
about Obama’s wage plan
WASHINGTON (AP) — Relatively
few Americans — less than 5 percent
of hourly workers — toil for the mini-
mum wage today.
Yet President Barack Obama’s push
to offset years of inflation by raising
the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour
would ripple through the economy and
touch the lives of millions more work-
ers and their families.
Here are some questions and answers
about Obama’s proposal:
Q: How much is the U.S. minimum
wage now?
A: It’s $7.25 an hour, or about
$15,000 per year for full-time work.
For a worker supporting a family of
two, that falls just below the federal
poverty line.
A minimum wage of $10.10 would
mean earning about $21,000 per year.
Q: How many Americans work for
minimum wage?
A: About 1.6 million, according to
the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
They are a smaller share of the work-
force than in previous decades.
Another 2 million people are paid
even less, because of various excep-
tions in the law. Many are waiters,
bellhops and others whose wages are
augmented by tips from customers.
Their minimum is lower — $2.13 an
hour — and hasn’t gone up for more
than two decades. Obama supports
boosting the minimum for tipped work-
ers to $7.07.
Together, both groups make up 4.7
percent of workers paid by the hour,
and even less of the workforce when
salaried workers are included.
Q: Are these the only workers who
would get a boost from Obama’s plan?
A: No. Millions more people who
earn less than $10.10 an hour would get
an automatic raise. Many of them work
in states that have imposed a minimum
wage that’s higher than the current
federal one.
And some people who already make
more than $10.10 would get raises, too,
as businesses adjusted their pay scales
Democratic lawmakers pushing for
the increase predict it would lead to
raises for some 30 million people.
Republican opponents counter that it
could force companies to reduce hiring
or even lay off some workers.
Q: How many states have a mini-
mum wage higher than the federal one?
A: Twenty-one states, plus the
District of Columbia, according to
the National Conference of State
None is as high as the wage Obama
seeks. Washington state’s is highest at
$9.32 an hour, adjusted annually for
inflation. California’s minimum wage
is set to climb to $10 in 2016.
State lawmakers aren’t waiting for
a divided Congress to act. Democratic
legislators are pushing minimum-wage
increases in more than half of the states
this year, although several are political
Q: Who makes minimum wage?
A: Most are workers in part-time
jobs. They tend to be in the service
industry, especially in restaurant and
sales jobs.
Most are adults. But teens and young
people make up a disproportionately
large share: half of minimum-wage
workers are under age 25.
Nearly three-quarters have a high
school degree or more education. More
than three-quarters are white.
Nearly 2 out of 3 are female.
Q: Where did the minimum wage
come from?
A: It started at 25 cents per hour
in the 1938 Fair Labor Standards Act.
Since then, Congress has raised it 22
times. Its value peaked in the 1960s,
but the wage hasn’t kept up with infla-
tion since then.
The last increase was in 2007, dur-
ing the presidency of George W. Bush.
It was phased in to reach $7.25 in 2009.
Obama wants the wage to be indexed
to inflation, so it would rise automati-
cally in the future.
Q: Why not raise the minimum wage?
Q: Many congressional Republicans
and other opponents say that would
dampen hiring or even spark layoffs
at a time when the nation is struggling
with high unemployment. They argue
that much of the cost would be passed
along to consumers as higher prices.
And they say it isn’t an efficient way
to help the poor, because many people
earning the minimum wage are part
of a middle-class or higher-earning
Q: So what do Obama and Democratic
supporters say?
A: They say that raising the mini-
mum wage would boost the economy
and create jobs, because cash-strapped
workers tend to spend any extra money
that comes in. Supporters argue that
boosting low wages would help narrow
the gap between the nation’s poorest
and richest families. And they say full-
time workers with families shouldn’t
have to live in poverty.
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SUBJECT: Purchase of
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FOR: Delphos City
Schools, 234 N. Jeffer-
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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
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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
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30 Castro’s land
32 Rx givers
34 Better trained
35 Pharaohs, now
37 Crochet project
38 Charge
40 Formation flyers
41 Aid and --
42 Appointment
43 Memo abbr.
44 Ski lift (hyph.)
45 -- Stanley
46 Sea barrier
48 Kimono sash
50 W-2 info
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Today’s Crossword Puzzle
Ask Mr. Know-it-all
Actors drinking ‘near beer’
Q: I have been watching
"Gunsmoke" all my life, and I'm still
the biggest fan. When the actors are
at the saloon drinking "beer," what
are they actually drinking? -- S.S.,
Hawthorne, Calif.
A: I checked many different
sources and called several local
thespians, and they all said the same
thing: Years ago, the drink was
known as "near beer," but it's just
called nonalcoholic beer these days.

Q: Recently, I heard a reading by
David Birney. I remember him from
earlier TV days. What was the name
of his TV show, and can you provide
any other information? -- M.E.,
Whittier, Calif.
A: David Birney was born in 1939
in Washington, D.C. He starred in the
TV series "Bridget Loves Bernie" in
the early 1970s. He also played the
part of Officer Frank Serpico in the
series "Serpico" in the late '70s. He
has been a guest actor on numerous
TV shows over the years, and he had
recurring roles in "St. Elsewhere,"
"The Love Boat," "Glitter" and
others. Birney was married to
Meredith Baxter from 1974 to 1989.
They had three children together.
Q: I have a true or false question
concerning the actor Jamie Foxx.
Is he the grandson of the late Redd
Foxx? -- R.D.E., Fort Smith, Ark.
A: False. Jamie Foxx's real name
is Eric Marlon Bishop. His stage
surname is a tribute to Redd Foxx.
Q: Did George Clooney play
Jackie's no-good boyfriend, Booker,
on "Roseanne"? -- M.T., Owensboro,
A: You are absolutely correct.
Clooney played Booker Brooks in 11
episodes from 1988 to 1991.
Q: I seem to remember that
Christiane Amanpour married a
fellow news anchor. Am I correct,
and, if so, what is his name? -- G.T.,
Gadsden, Ala.
A: Christiane Amanpour is
the global affairs anchor of ABC
News and the chief international
correspondent for CNN. She married
James Rubin in 1998. Rubin was
assistant secretary of state and
a spokesman for the U.S. State
Department during the Clinton
administration. He is a political
adviser, a journalist and an adjunct
professor at Columbia University’s
School of International and Public
Affairs. The couple has one son,
Darius, who was born in 2000.
Q: I have many fond memories
of my childhood. I always think of
Mom in her kitchen. She loved to
cook and bake. Mom didn’t often
need a cookbook, but when she
did, she used her “Fannie Farmer’s
Cookbook.” Was there really such a
person as Fannie Farmer? -- H.W.,
Pearland, Texas
A: Yes, Fannie Merritt Farmer
was a real person. She was born in
Boston in March 1857. Her parents
had unusual plans for their daughter:
They wanted her to get a solid
education and attend college. After
she graduated from high school, she
had a stroke that left her paralyzed.
Her doctor discouraged further
In time, Farmer gained some
mobility and was able to walk
again. During her rehabilitation, she
developed a passion for cooking. She
studied at the Boston Cooking School
until 1889. After that, she became an
assistant director; in 1894, she was
appointed director.
Farmer’s first book, “The Boston
Cooking-School Cook Book”
(1896), was so popular it became
known simply as “The Fannie
Farmer Cookbook.” It went through
more than 20 editions. Her book
was significant in that she provided
an exact list of ingredients and
precise measurements, making the
results more dependable. In 1902,
she established her own school and
named it Miss Farmer’s School of
Cookery. The school continued to
operate until 1944. She died in 1915;
she never married.
Jackson’s 1988 autobiography
“Moonwalk” was edited by
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.
(Send your questions to Mr.
Know-It-All at AskMrKIA@gmail.
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Dear Annie: Why is it OK
to photograph children and
babies half-dressed or naked?
I don’t mean pornography. I’m
writing about family photos,
TV shows and magazine
Babies are
people who have no
say over their own
bodies. I feel sorry
for these children. I
don’t think it’s cute
or adorable. They
would look just as
cute in a little dress
or suit. Why exploit
them this way?
I believe
there should be
a law against
photographing children
who are not fully dressed. --
Concerned in Galesburg, Ill.
Dear Galesburg: Babies
and toddlers like to be naked.
They often remove their
clothing whether you want
them to or not. And they
generally make a mess, so
their clothes must be changed
several times a day. Most
people would disagree that
they aren’t cute and adorable,
with or without clothes.
There are laws against child
pornography, which is sick and
disgusting. But babies without
clothing are in a perfectly
natural state of being.
Dear Annie: “We are
here! We are here!” This is a
gentle suggestion to consider
reminding your readers that
they can contact their local
YWCA for help with many of
the issues you address in your
The YWCA has been in
existence since 1858. Each
branch or affiliate embraces the
following mission: “YWCA
is dedicated to eliminating
racism, empowering women
and promoting peace, justice,
freedom and dignity for all.”
As an example, our local
YWCA provides shelter for
victims of domestic violence
and sexual assault. Please let
your readers know they can
contact their local YWCA
when they need help. We are
here, and we are here to stay!
-- Jennifer Graf and Heather
Farwell, co-chairs, YWCA
Clinton, Iowa
Dear Jennifer Graf and
Heather Farwell: We are
happy to recommend that our
readers contact the YWCA, as
well as the other service and
counseling agencies we often
mention. Your organization
does a wonderful job for the
community, and we appreciate
the reminder.
Dear Annie: I agree
wholeheartedly with your
response to “Searching for
Answers.” He said his wife
had the energy to run
five miles a day, but
wasn’t interested in
sex. Among other
things, you asked
how much he was
helping with the
house and kids and
said his wife might
want to do something
just for herself.
I was married
to a nice guy for 10
years, and we had
two small children.
We both worked full-time
jobs, but once we got home
from work, I began my second
job, which consisted of fixing
dinner, doing laundry, cleaning
the house, ensuring the kids
had their homework done and
driving them to after-school
My ex’s evening consisted
of eating dinner and then
leaving to drink beer with
his friends and work on their
race cars. Requests for help
taking care of the house and
the kids went unheeded. When
he returned home at night, I
was exhausted, and he was
expecting sex. I became angry
and resentful and couldn’t
stand the thought of him
touching me.
Husbands, if you would do
your part to help with the kids
and household chores, your
wife’s attitude toward you may
change. Take her out to dinner
once a week. Don’t ask her
where she would like to go.
Make all of the arrangements,
and let her relax for a change.
Tell her how great she looks.
Encourage her when she wants
a little time for herself. She’ll
appreciate you for it.
Above all, do these things
without the expectation of
sex. Working mothers are
exhausted. Once we can see
that you aren’t doing these
things for sex, we’ll be able
to appreciate you for your
genuine care and concern for
the family. -- Single Grandma
and Lovin’ It
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Answers to Monday’s questions:
Greek goddess Hera’s name is an anagram of her moth-
er’s name, Rhea.
Wyatt Earp served as a technical adviser to silent movie
cowboy stars Tom Mix and William S. Hart.
Today’s questions:
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When it comes to Internet and texting shorthand, what is
the meaning of WRUD?
Answers in Thursday’s Herald.
A Taliban was sitting in a cave when he hears over a
dune the voice of one American solider: “One American
solider is better then 10 Taliban fighters” so the Taliban
angry sent over ten of his high-ranking soldiers. After
a lot of gun fire and yelling and screams of agony the
Taliban heard the voice again.
“One American solider is better then 100 Taliban fight-
So the Taliban sends over 100 of his highest ranked
soldiers sure of victory. After a lot of gun fire and yelling
and screams of agony the Taliban heard the voice again.
“One American solider is better then 1,000 Taliban
fighters.” So the Taliban sent his toughest, meanest,
personal guards over the dune. After hundreds of bullets
fired, and explosions and the screaming and crying, it
was over.
The Taliban now wondering what happened goes over
the dune where he finds a wounded Taliban solider who
says, “Don’t send anymore men; it’s really a trap there is
really two of them!”
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Council asked Fortener and
Schrader several questions
after they each introduced
themselves at the beginning
of the meeting.
Councilman Kevin Osting
asked each what they felt was
council’s No. 1 priority. Both
answered quickly and cited
the budget, with Fortener add-
ing binding residents together,
getting more people involved
and issues at the wastewater
treatment plant.
Councilman Josh
Gillespsie asked if the pair’s
family brought in $1,000
and had $1,200 of expenses,
would he decrease expenses
or try to add income.
“I would cut expenses right
away but still look for more
income,” Fortener said.
Schrader said he would
look for more income before
cutting expenses.
Council also asked
Fortener what mistakes he
thought council has made in
the past 6-9 months.
“For myself, I think voting
against the Fisher Plumbing
and Heating zoning was a
mistake,” Fortener began.
“I think we should also, as
a council, have been more
forceful and more support-
ive with the income tax levy.
Third, we prolonged too many
decisions. We went meeting
after meeting and at the end
still didn’t make a decision.”
After Fortener’s appoint-
ment was announced,
Councilman Joe Martz told
Schrader he hoped he stayed
involved but council felt
Fortener’s time on council
gave him and edge.
“Both candidates have
good strengths but Jim already
has experience,” Martz said.
Fortener will be sworn in
at the Feb. 3 council meeting.
(Continued from page 1)
“With these cold tem-
peratures, more people start
their vehicles in the morn-
ing,” Schwind detailed.
“Unfortunately, they acciden-
tally lock the door and don’t
have a spare set of keys to
get in.”
In general, the weather has
been treacherous for drivers.
Schwind says there has been
an increase of roadside assis-
tance calls from drivers who
have spun out off the road into
a ditch.
“If the vehicle is still
working and the driver stays
in the vehicle to wait for help,
it is crucial they brush the
snow off, out and away from
the tail pipe to keep gases
[carbon monoxide] — which
will eventually cause death
— from building up in the
car,” Schwind explained.
Schwind advised driv-
ers to have emergency gear
in vehicles just in case they
become stranded, including:
• Blankets and extra warm
• Flashlight and extra bat-
• Shovel and a bag of cat
• First aid kit;
• Cell phone and charger;
• Jumper cables; and
• Road flares and triangles.
Schwind said if driv-
ers calling for assistance are
experiencing long wait times,
they can go online to the
website or use the mobile
app to request assistance. For
more information visit ohio.
(Continued from page 1)
Council also discussed an ordinance for unsafe structures
within the village, which was discussed for a property at 130
S. West Canal St. Councilman Carl Byrne made a motion to
contact the owner and have the property evaluated.
“The siding and windows have been removed,”
Wannemacher stated. “The windows have been boarded up
and the house has been left abandoned.”
Honigford also expressed concerns with council’s decision
to sell land next to the 200,000-gallon water tower. He felt
there would be issues that could arise if there is not room for
maintenance vehicles around the tower. Vaughn Horstman was
also present and after the discussion about the maintenance
issues, council offered to sell him the track of land which will
not include the property needed for maintenance at the water
tower. In addition, the sanitary sewer will be extended to that
Honigford also informed council of the high quote received
from Homeland Security for the installation of a security sys-
tem in the firehouse. He said he will get additional quotes and
bring them to a future meeting. Honigford also discussed the
leaky roof and deterioration of the siding on the firehouse and
said he will get quotes for the repairs..
Wannemacher reported the permanent appropriations for
the 2014 Budget totaled $1,672,948.66, which was reviewed
and approved by council.
Council also changed the certificate of estimated resources
and added $115,178.79 to the Capital Fund to pay the final
payment for Auglaize Street project.
The next council meeting will be held in council chambers
at 7 p.m. on Feb. 24.
(Continued from page 1)
“We would like to recog-
nize the Van Wert County
Commissioners; an excel-
lent bunch of people. If you
were to ask me, thinking
of starting a business here
small or large, I would tell
you to talk to the commis-
sioners and the trustees of
Middle Point. They have
helped guide us through this
whole process,” Tracy told
the attendees at the ground-
For his part,
Commissioner Todd
Wolfrum was pleased to
be a part of this economic
growth. The hospital itself
started with the purchase of
the facility for Ridgeview
in 2012.
“This is 300 jobs for
the community, basically
out of nowhere,” Wolfrum
exclaimed. “Three hundred
jobs is huge for our com-
munity. These are good jobs
for young people, which has
been a little bit vacant in
our community for a while.
Keeping young people
here is what we need to be
Ridgeview Behavioral
Hospital provides help for
mental health as well as sub-
stance abuse disorders.
Tracy noted, “It will
remain our vision to contin-
ue to grow and create oppor-
tunity while continuing to
provide the highest degree
of care for our patients. It
will remain our values to
promote integrity, profes-
sionalism, leadership and
quality care that far exceeds
all expectations.”
The new expansion car-
ries a $2.5 million price tag.
It was designed by Design
Collaborative Architects
+ Engineers and will be
built by Tomas & Marker
Construction of Columbus
and Bellefontaine.
Obama vows to flex presidential
powers in State of the Union speech
Associated Press
WASHINGTON — Seeking to ener-
gize his sluggish second term, President
Barack Obama vowed Tuesday night in
his State of the Union address to side-
step Congress “whenever and wherever”
necessary to narrow economic dispari-
ties between rich and poor. He unveiled
an array of modest executive actions
that included increasing the minimum
wage for some federal contract work-
ers and making it easier for millions
of low-income Americans to save for
“America does not stand still and
neither do I,” Obama declared in his
annual prime-time address before a joint
session of Congress and millions of
Americans watching on television.
Draped in presidential grandeur,
Obama’s address served as the open-
ing salvo in a midterm election fight
for control of Congress that will quick-
ly consume Washington’s attention.
Democrats, seeking to cast Republicans
as uncaring about the middle class,
have urged Obama to focus on eco-
nomic mobility and the gap between the
wealthy and poor. His focus on execu-
tive actions was greeted with shouts
of “Do it!” from many members of his
For Obama, the address was also
aimed at convincing an increasingly
skeptical public that he still wields
power in Washington even if he can’t
crack through the divisions in Congress.
Burned by a series of legislative failures
in 2013, White House aides say they’re
now redefining success not by what
Obama can jam through Congress but
by what actions he can take on his own.
Indeed, Obama’s proposals for action
by lawmakers were slim and largely
focused on old ideas that have gained
little traction over the past year. He
pressed Congress to revive a stalled
immigration overhaul, pass an across-
the-board increase in the federal mini-
mum wage and expand access to early
childhood education — all ideas that
gained little traction after he proposed
them last year. The president’s one new
legislation proposal calls for expanding
an income tax credit for workers without
Republicans, who saw their own
approval ratings fall further in 2013,
have also picked up the refrain of income
inequality in recent months, though they
have cast the widening gap between rich
and poor as a symptom of Obama’s eco-
nomic policies.
“Republicans have plans to close
the gap, plans that focus on jobs first
without more spending, government
bailouts and red tape,” said Rep. Cathy
McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., in the
Republicans’ televised response to the
president’s speech.
The economy and other domestic
issues, including health care, dominat-
ed the president’s address. He touched
only briefly on foreign policy, tout-
ing the drawdown of American troops
from Afghanistan this year and reiter-
ating his threat to veto any new sanc-
tions Congress might levy on Iran while
nuclear negotiations with the Islamic
republic are underway.
Even as Washington increasingly
focuses on income inequality, many
parts of the economy are gaining
strength, with corporate profits soaring
and the financial markets hitting record
highs. But with millions of Americans
still out of work or struggling with stag-
nant wages, Obama has found himself
in the sometimes awkward position of
promoting a recovery that feels distant
for many.
“The cold, hard fact is that even
in the midst of recovery, too many
Americans are working more than ever
just to get by, let alone get ahead,”
Obama said. “And too many still aren’t
working at all.”
The president’s speech drew an eclec-
tic mix of visitors to the House cham-
ber. Among those sitting with first lady
Michelle Obama were two survivors of
the Boston Marathon bombing, as well
as Jason Collins, an openly gay former
NBA player. Republican House Speaker
John Boehner brought business owners
from his home state of Ohio who say
Obama’s health care overhaul is hurting
their companies. Willie Robertson, a star
of the television show “Duck Dynasty,”
also scored a seat in the House gallery,
courtesy of the Republicans.
Though Obama sought to emphasize
his presidential powers, there are stark
limits to what he can do on his own. For
example, he unilaterally can raise the
minimum hourly wage for new federal
contractors from $7.25 to $10.10, as he
announced, but he’ll need Congress in
order to extend that increase to all of
America’s workers.
The executive order for contractors,
which Obama will sign in the coming
weeks, is limited in its scope. It will not
affect existing federal contracts, only
new ones, and then only if other terms
of an agreement change.
Republicans quickly panned the
executive initiative as ineffective. Said
Boehner: “The question is how many
people, Mr. President, will this execu-
tive action actually help? I suspect the
answer is somewhere close to zero.”
White House officials countered
by saying many more working people
would benefit if Congress would go
along with Obama’s plan to raise the
minimum wage across the board.
“Give America a raise,” Obama
Among the president’s other execu-
tive initiatives is a plan to help workers
whose employers don’t offer retirement
savings plans. The program would allow
first-time savers to start building up
savings in Treasury bonds that eventu-
ally could be converted into traditional
IRAs. Obama is expected to promote
the “starter” accounts during a trip to
Pittsburgh on Wednesday.
The president also announced new
commitments from companies to con-
sider hiring the long-term unemployed,
the creation of four “manufacturing
hubs” where universities and businesses
would work together to develop and
train workers, new incentives to encour-
age truckers to switch from dirtier fuels
to natural gas or other alternatives and
a proposed tax credit to promote the
adoption of cars that can run on cleaner
fuels, such as hydrogen, natural gas or
The president’s go-it-alone strategy is
in many ways an acknowledgment that
he has failed to make good on two major
promises to the American people: that he
would change Washington’s hyper-par-
tisanship and that his re-election would
break the Republican “fever” and clear
the way for congressional action on
major initiatives.
Some Republicans have warned that
the president’s focus on executive orders
could backfire by angering GOP lead-
ers who already don’t trust the White
Obama isn’t abandoning Congress
completely. He made a renewed pitch
for legislation to overhaul the nation’s
fractured immigration laws, perhaps his
best opportunity for signing significant
legislation this year. But the odds remain
long, with many Republicans staunchly
opposed to Obama’s plan for creating a
pathway to citizenship for the 11 million
people already in the U.S. illegally.
Seeking to give the GOP some room
to maneuver, Obama did not specifically
call for a citizenship pathway Tuesday,
saying only, “Let’s get it done. It’s time.”
Opening a new front with Congress,
the president called for an extension
of the earned-income tax credit, which
helps boost the wages of low-income
families through tax refunds. Obama
wants it broadened so that it provides
more help than it does now to work-
ers without children, a view embraced
by some Republicans and conservative
Obama singled out Republican Sen.
Marco Rubio of Florida, who has pro-
posed replacing the tax credit with a
federal wage supplement for workers in
certain low-paying jobs. Unlike Obama,
however, Republicans have suggested
expanding the tax credit as an alternative
to increasing the minimum wage.
Sebenoler takes Elida
Village Council seat
Herald Correspondent
ELIDA — Mike
Sebenoler was sworn in at
the Village of Elida council
meeting by Village Solicitor
Austin Klaus as a new coun-
cil member. Sebenoler takes
the seat vacated when Kim
Hardy become mayor.
The council appointed
Sebenoler after the mem-
bers went into executive
Sebenoler has been a
resident of Elida since 1986
and is a 1978 Elida High
School graduate.
“I have been interested in
this position for a while and
was waiting until the next
election; however, this posi-
tion came up and I decided
to apply,” Sebenoler said.
“I want to make the village
a better community and be
a good steward for taxpay-
Police Chief Dale
Metzger gave his monthly
activity report for January.
The department received
111 calls for service, which
generated three general
cases and one traffic acci-
dent report.
In January, the depart-
ment also updated the com-
puter systems in the patrol
vehicles; both vehicles are
updated and equipped. Tech
Guy Solutions of Delphos
installed back-up hardware
to the department’s comput-
ers in case there would be a
crash or other issue.
All officers went to state-
required training in Lima
and are all current with
the required training and
updates for 2014.
The police department’s
policy and procedure man-
ual has been updated and
submitted to Klaus for
The next scheduled
council meeting will begin
at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 11.
Winter storm causes wrecks, gridlock in the South
ATLANTA (AP) — The mad rush began
at the first sight of snow: Across the Atlanta
area, schools let out early and commuters
left for home after lunch, instantly creating
gridlock so severe that security guards and
doormen took to the streets to direct cars amid
a cacophony of blaring horns.
Georgia State University student Alex
Tracy looked on with amusement.
“My family is from up north and we’re
used to driving in the snow and stuff, and see-
ing everyone freak out, sliding and stuff, it’s
pretty funny,” Tracy said.
Mary McEneaney was not as amused
with her commute from a fundraising job
at Georgia Tech in Midtown Atlanta to her
home about five miles away — normally a 20
to 40-minute drive, depending on traffic. On
Tuesday, it took her 40 minutes to move just
three blocks. She made it home three hours
“I had to stop and go to the bathroom at the
hotel,” she said. “At that rate I knew I wasn’t
going to make it until I got home.”
A winter storm that would probably be no
big deal in the North all but paralyzed the
Deep South on Tuesday, bringing snow, ice
and teeth-chattering cold, with temperatures
in the teens in some places.
Many folks across the region don’t know
how to drive in snow, and many cities don’t
have big fleets of salt trucks or snowplows,
and it showed. Hundreds of wrecks happened
from Georgia to Texas. Two people died in an
accident in Alabama.
In Atlanta, the gridlock was so bad, a baby
girl was delivered alongside Interstate 285,
said Capt. Steve Rose, a spokesman for Sandy
Springs police in suburban north Atlanta. He
said an officer made it to the mother and her
husband in time to help with the delivery and
both parents and baby were OK.
What would have been a 45-minute com-
mute on a typical day in Atlanta turned
into a more-than-five-hour journey for Lisa
Webster, who is five months pregnant and
was traveling with her screaming 16-month-
old son.
Webster spent about four hours crawling in
her car along Interstate 75 northbound from
Midtown Atlanta to Marietta — “I think we
were going maybe 2 miles per hour,” she said
— before deciding at a local grocery store
to walk. Hoofing it the remaining half-mile
home turned out to be the highlight of her
“We were out, we were stretching our legs
we were moving faster than all of the stopped
cars,” she said. “I could see an end in sight.”
As many as 50 million people across the
region could be affected by the time the snow
stops today. Up to 4 inches of snow fell in
central Louisiana, and about 3 inches was
forecast for parts of Georgia. Up to 10 inches
was expected in the Greenville, N.C., area and
along the state’s Outer Banks.
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