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COLUMBUS – The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is providing $16 million in funding to local communities for transportation improve- ments throughout Ohio. ODOT is spending the next few months working with local communities to address fund- ing needs for two specialized transportation programs: a small city program and a local bridge-replacement program. Approximately $8 million will go to smaller municipali- ties as part of the Small City Program, which provides fed- eral funds to cities with popu- lations from 5,000 to 24,999. This money can be used for any roadway or safety projects. The Municipal Bridge Program will award $8 million for structurally deficient bridg- es carrying vehicular traffic. “This is a great opportu- nity for the Department of Transportation to reach com- munities on a local level, and help fund priority projects that might otherwise not be thought possible. I strongly advise every community that has a need to apply and we will work to help as many as possible,” ODOT Director Jerry Wray said. Local governmental enti- ties, Regional Transportation Authorities, Transit Agencies, and Natural Resource or Public Land Agencies are eligible to apply for funding.


TODAY Boys Basketball Ottoville at Paulding (ppd. from Jan. 25), 2 p.m. Jefferson at Fort Jennings, 6 p.m. Marion Local at Spencerville, 6 p.m. LCC at Elida, 6 p.m. Ayersville at Kalida, 6 p.m. Bath at Columbus Grove, 6 p.m. St. Henry at Van Wert, 6 p.m. Wayne Trace at Crestview, 6 p.m. Girls Basketball Spencerville at Perry, 1 p.m. Leipsic at Kalida (PCL), 1 p.m. Columbus Grove at Arlington, 1 p.m. Fort Jennings at Elida (ppd. from Jan. 6), 2 p.m. Tinora at Crestview, 2 p.m. St. John’s at Ottoville, 6 p.m. Wrestling Columbus Grove at Carey Classic, 10 a.m. Co-Ed Swimming and Diving Sectionals at Ayersville, 11 a.m.


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Heart disease claims a life every 39 seconds


DELPHOS — Heart disease is the No. 1 cause of death in the U. S. for both men and women. The American Heart Association (AHA) reports 2,200 Americans die of cardiovas- cular disease each day, an average of one death every 39 seconds. February marks American Heart Month and health professionals are encouraging each and every person to do a little something more for themselves to improve their heart health. Allen County Department of Health’s Director of Nursing Becky Dershem said American Heart Month is a great way to raise awareness and it’s really important for people to exercise the changes they make now 365 days a year. “The key is, people may feel like they can’t do it all,” Dershem explained. “The changes can be made

in baby steps and they don’t have to do everything in one week. They can work toward a goal.” The most common type of heart disease in the United States is coro- nary artery disease (CAD), which results from a process known as atherosclerosis or hardening of the arteries. The condition is caused by fatty deposits (plaques) of cholesterol building up in the inner linings of the heart’s arteries. The plaque blocks arteries, prevents oxygen-rich blood from reaching the heart and can cause heart attacks, angina, heart failure and arrhythmias. A heart attack or myocardial infarction (MI) occurs when the blood flow that brings oxygen to the heart is severely reduced or cut off com- pletely by a buildup of plaque. When a plaque in a heart artery breaks, a blood clot forms around the plaque and can block the blood flow through the heart muscle, which starves the heart for oxygen and causes dam-

age or death to parts of the heart. The AHA reports that almost every 34 seconds, someone in the United States has a myocardial infarction. The five major symptoms of a heart attack include; pain or discom- fort in the jaw, neck or back; feeling weak, light-headed or faint; chest pain or discomfort; pain or discom- fort in arms or shoulder; and short- ness of breath. Some health conditions and life- style factors can put people at a high- er risk for developing heart disease. People can prevent heart disease by making healthy choices and manag- ing any medical conditions they may have. Start by eating a heart-healthy diet rich in vegetables, fruits, fiber-rich whole grains, lean meats and poultry, fish at least twice a week and fat-free or 1 percent dairy products — low in saturated and trans fats, cholesterol, sodium and added sugars — is a way to help cholesterol levels. Get mov-

ing for at least 30 minutes of moder- ate-intensity aerobic physical activity for a total of at least 150 minutes per week. Avoid tobacco smoke. “People can walk a few more steps each day and add more fruits and vegetables to their diets,” Dershem explained. “Just adding a few more fruits to the diet and making small changes which people continue with, will make a difference.” By adopting a heart-healthy life- style, people can prevent and/or man- age High Blood Pressure (HBP) — the “silent killer — which is a mis- understood medical condition. Of all people with high blood pressure, over 20 percent are unaware of their con- dition. The AHA recommendation for healthy blood pressure is a systolic measure of 120 or less and a diastolic reading of 80 or less. By keeping blood pressures in the healthy range, people are:

See HEART, page 10

Kahle puts a ‘spin’ on function

are: See HEART, page 10 Kahle puts a ‘spin’ on function BY STEPHANIE GROVES Staff Writer


DELPHOS — Sherry Kahle is the owner and art- ist of SLAK Designs and

has a Bachelor of Science in Art Therapy from Bowling Green State University and

a Masters in Education from

The University of Findlay. She has taught art in a vari- ety of settings, including Children Resource Centers, Nursing Homes, public and private schools and a number of different art organizations. Kahle is an artist who mainly creates pottery but who also loves to do design

work for tattoos, business and company logos, vinyl decals and much more. She also substitutes at a few public schools in Allen County and teaches pottery classes and workshops from her studio. “I am very blessed to be able to do what I love and what God created me to do,”

Kahle said. “Art is my thera- py. It’s my form of communi- cation and release of creative energy.” In 2010, Kahle was diag- nosed with cancer. It was during that time she was blessed with the awareness of how important art was to her and how she could touch other’s lives through it. This

Wolfe praises district working through challenging times


DELPHOS — Delphos Public School Superintendent Kevin Wolfe has been at the helm since August and

reports that everything has been good. “We have a great community, staff and student body,” Wolfe said. “Everybody has been working diligently

to keep up with all the challenges.”

He said this winter has been the big- gest challenge for the district, as well as for many other districts in the region. “We can’t keep cutting hours and

canceling days,” Wolfe stated. “The wind chills we have experienced are at dangerous levels.” Wolfe said the biggest challenge is the constant influx of changes from the Ohio Department of Education. For example, Ohio’s new system for evaluating teachers, the Ohio’s Teacher Evaluation System (OTES), which provides educators with a detailed view of their performance, focusing on specific strengths and opportunities for improvement. Each teacher will be evaluated according to Ohio Revised Code and the Evaluation Framework, which is aligned with the Standards for the Teaching Profession adopted under state law.

See WOLFE, page 10

Profession adopted under state law. See WOLFE, page 10 Wolfe Sherry Kahle works on a new


Profession adopted under state law. See WOLFE, page 10 Wolfe Sherry Kahle works on a new

Sherry Kahle works on a new piece of pottery. (Submitted photo)

is when she decided to pur-

sue her dream of building a pottery studio to work and teach from and travel to art festivals. Kahle believes that creating art is her gift from God and that it is her respon-

sibility to share it with others. “I believe that creating

a work of art that pleases or communicates in such a way that it positively impacts someone’s life is essential to

an artist,” Kahle said. She said throwing on the potter’s wheel is what she enjoys the most. Kahle said she identifies most with functional pottery, which is pottery that is useful for pur- poses beyond decorative with

pieces that include plates, platters, mugs, bowls, jugs and vases. “It’s so relaxing for me that I get lost in the process and enter a world where time doesn’t exist, or should I say ‘time flies like the clay’,” Kahle mused. “I also enjoy

creating pieces that are meant to be used in a person’s everyday life that they can also display as art.” Kahle explained the form of a pottery piece is not only meant to be used but also can hold an artistic quality that when glazed can be a form of art on its own. She said glazing is an essential part of pottery that can create a look

and a feeling that draws you in. Kahle said life’s expe- riences inspires her art as well as the drive to create a

piece that positively impacts another person’s life. “Over time, my art has evolved into works that are more functional and meant

to be used in everyday life as

well as being an aesthetically pleasing piece to display,” she stated. “My techniques and craftsmanship have improved over time, as well.” Kahle said her mother is

a huge influence in her art career.

See SPIN, page 10

is a huge influence in her art career. See SPIN, page 10 Chinese students visiting the

Chinese students visiting the United States stopped in the Delphos Canal Commission Museum to learn about local history. Andy, back left, Leo, Coffee and Jane; and front, Eileen, Jane and Christine stand in front of an old corn sheller from the Grothause farm. Read more about the students who are staying with area families in Helen Kaverman’s This and That on page 3. (Submitted photo)

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The Herald Saturday, February 8, 2014 For The Record St. John’s Week of Feb. 10-14

For The Record

February 8, 2014 For The Record St. John’s Week of Feb. 10-14 Monday: Chicken patty
St. John’s Week of Feb. 10-14 Monday: Chicken patty sandwich, mashed pota- toes/gravy, Romaine salad,

St. John’s Week of Feb. 10-14 Monday: Chicken patty sandwich, mashed pota- toes/gravy, Romaine salad, peaches, fresh fruit, milk. Tuesday: Corn dog, broccoli, Romaine salad, applesauce, fresh fruit, milk. Wednesday: BBQ pork sandwich, peas, Romaine salad, mixed fruit, fresh fruit, milk. Thursday: Chicken and noodles/roll, carrots, Romaine salad, pears, fresh fruit, milk. Friday: Beef and cheese nachos/breadstick, black beans, Romaine salad, strawberries, fresh fruit, milk.

Delphos City Schools Week of Feb. 10-14 Monday: Franklin/Landeck/Middle - Mini corn dogs; Senior - Chicken fajita, lettuce and cheese, corn, Mandarin oranges,milk. Tuesday: Spaghetti with meat sauce, garlic bread, Romaine salad, sherbet, milk. Wednesday: Pizza, tossed salad, fruit, milk. Thursday: Meatball sub or sloppy jo sandwich, corn, fruit, milk. Friday: Chicken nuggets, bread and butter, green beans, chilled peaches, milk.

Ottoville Week of Feb. 10-14 Monday: Hamburger with tomato slice, corn, carrot stix, peaches, milk. Tuesday: Taco salad with cheese/lettuce/tomato; K-3: tacos, refried beans, corn, pineapple, milk. Wednesday: Turkey slice, mashed potatoes with gravy, butter bread, applesauce, milk. Thursday: Corn dog, french fries, lettuce, straw- berry cup, milk. Friday: Popcorn chicken, baked potato, butter bread, mixed fruit, milk.

Fort Jennings Week of Feb. 10-14 Chocolate, white or strawberry milk served with all meals. High School - additional fruit and vegetable daily. High school - a la carte pret- zel and cheese every Friday and salad bar every Wednesday. Monday: Popcorn chicken, baked beans, cheese slice, fruit. Tuesday: Turkey slice, mashed potatoes, dinner roll, peas, fruit. Wednesday: Fiestata, broccoli, muffin, fruit. Thursday: Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes, mixed vegetable, dinner roll, fruit. Friday: Breaded chicken sandwich, carrots, cheese slice, shape up, fruit.

Spencerville Week of Feb. 10-14 Monday: Grades 5-12: Pepperoni pizza, green beans, fresh veggies and dip, applesauce, milk; Grades K-4: Wedge slice cheese pizza, fresh broc- coli and dip, applesauce, milk. Tuesday: Cheeseburger sandwich, baked beans, fresh veggies and dip, peaches, milk. Wednesday: Chicken nuggets, pumpkin bake, carrots and dip, cinnamon and sugar breadstick, applesauce, milk. Thursday: French toast, sausage patty, smiley fries, 100 percent juice, milk. Friday: Chicken and noodles, mashed potatoes and gravy, fresh veggies and dip, dinner roll, pears with red jello and topping, milk.

Weak US jobs report also offers hints of optimism


Associated Press

WASHINGTON — A second straight month of weak job growth renewed concerns Friday that the vigor displayed by the American economy late last year may be gone, at least for the moment. The Labor Department’s monthly employment report showing a tepid gain of 113,000 jobs in January followed December’s puny increase of 75,000 — far below last year’s average monthly gain of 194,000. Yet the report provided some cause for optimism. Solid hiring last month in manufacturing and construction point to underlying strength. And in a healthy sign, more Americans began looking for

jobs, suggesting they were more hopeful about their prospects.

A sizable 115,000 formerly unemployed people also said they

found jobs. Their hiring reduced the unemployment rate to a sea- sonally adjusted 6.6 percent, the lowest in more than five years. Most economists say they think hiring will strengthen dur- ing 2014 as the economy improves further. Job growth “clearly has downshifted over the past two months,” said Doug Handler, chief U.S. economist at IHS Global Insight. “But we still believe the economic fundamen- tals remain strong and … forecast an acceleration of growth later in the year.”

Toledo building owner indicted in firefighter deaths

TOLEDO (AP) — The owner of an Ohio apartment building accused of setting a blaze that killed two firefighters has been indicted on aggravated murder charges that could carry a poten- tial death penalty if he’s convicted. A county grand jury in Toledo indicted Ray Abou-Arab on Friday in the Jan. 26 blaze. He also faces two counts of murder, eight counts of aggra- vated arson and one count of tampering with evidence. A message seeking comment was left for his attorney. The 61-year-old suspect is being held on $5 million bond. Court documents allege Abou-Arab was in a garage at the site of the fire near down- town Toledo just before an apartment resident said she saw the blaze break out. Veteran firefighter Stephen Machcinski and rookie James Dickman were killed.


One Year Ago Delphos Animal Hospital presented three more pet fire rescue kits Thursday to fire departments from Ottoville, Fort Jennings and Kalida. Participating in the presentation were Drs. Bonnie and John Jones of Delphos Animal Hospital, Ottoville Fire Chief Dan Honigford, Kalida Fire Chief John Schimmoeller, Fort Jennings Firefighter Doug Meyer and Drs. Sara Smith and Marisa Long from Delphos Animal Hospital.

25 Years Ago – 1989 First-place winners in the Landeck School bee are Nathan Stant, first grade; Lindsey Rahrig, second grade; Amanda Stant, third grade; and Christine Miller, fourth grade.

Finalists in grade five are Lisa Wrasman, Julie Rahrig and Heidi Mueller. Sixth grade finalists are Melany Pohlman, Paul Radabaugh and Eric Mueller. The school champion will be named Friday at Jefferson Middle School. A Longsberger basket-weaving demonstra- tion will be given by Terri Miller at the Catholic Daughters of the Americas meet- ing Feb. 14 at Knights of Columbus hall. Chairladies are Mary Ann German and Kathy Shaw. They will be assisted by Cecilia Hanser, Patricia Schmit, Mary Ellen Hemker, Marcey Brickner, Donna Maloney, Bertha Schmelzer and Luella Grothouse. First-place winner in the prints division

in the third annual 11-county area Lima Art

Association Invitational was Fort Jennings stu- dent Jason Wieging, who won for his woodcut, “Sawmill.” He received a certificate and $50. Other winners were Missy Utrup, second-place winner for her tempera painting, “Quilt,” and Crystal Birkemeier, second-place winner for her linoleum print, “Swan.”

50 Years Ago – 1964 St. John’s cagers won one and lost one Friday night at the local gym, the Blue Jays taking the varsity tilt 96-70 from the Crestview Knights and the Reserves losing to the

Crestview Reserves 61-53 in the curtain-raiser. Four Jays scored in double figures. Jim Carder topped the list with 23, twin Jerry chalked up 19, Mark Sever had 16 and John Rupert 12. At the Ottoville High School Sweetheart dance Sunday night in the school gym will be Thomas Pittner and Alice Horstman, king and queen of the ball. Thomas is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Pittner, Ottoville, and Horstman is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Horstman of Cloverdale. The Delphos Jefferson Wildcats zipped past Elida’s Bulldogs Friday night 98-90 in a game played in Elida. Individual scoring honors went to Elida’s Jim Baxter, who rippled the nets for 12 from the field and four from the bonus line. For the Wildcats, Gordie Vogt had 26, Kenny Jackson, 25; Jack DeWitt, 23; and Monte Druckemiller, 16.

75 Years Ago – 1939 The members of the Faith-Hope Class of the United Brethren Church and one guest, Florence Baer, met Friday evening at the home of Irene Miller, North Main Street. The opening hymn was followed by prayer led by Marion Rigdon. Howard Hoover was in charge of the Scripture. On March 3, the class will meet at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Brown, North Franklin Street. Preliminary plans are being made for the annual St. Patrick’s Day party which will be held at St. John’s. The following are members of the executive committee for this affair: Dr. W. J. Clark, Ray McKowen, Anna McCollister, Mrs. Arthur Humpert, the Misses McMahon, Mrs. John Mueller, Jr., Mrs. Henry Ricker, Mrs. Raymond Stallkamp and Mrs. E. O. Steinle. The members of the Fortnite Pals Club met Friday evening as guests of Mrs. Joseph Mesker, South Canal Street. Mrs. Ed. Haehn was high in the five-hundred, Mrs. Charles Wechter second and Mrs. George Laudick third. On Feb. 13, Mrs. Laudick will entertain the club at her home on East Jackson Street.


Associated Press

Today is Saturday, Feb. 8, the 39th day of 2014. There are 326 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History:

On Feb. 8, 1974, the last three-man crew of the Skylab space station, consisting of Jerry Carr, Bill Pogue and Edward Gibson, returned to Earth after spending 84 days in space. (Skylab remained in orbit another five years before plunging to its destruction in 1979.) On this date:

In 1587, Mary, Queen of Scots was beheaded at Fotheringhay Castle in England after she was implicated in a plot to murder her cousin, Queen Elizabeth I. In 1862, the Civil War Battle of Roanoke Island, N.C, ended in victory for Union forces led by Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside. In 1904, the Russo-Japanese War, a conflict over control of Manchuria and Korea, began as Japanese forces attacked Port Arthur. In 1910, the Boy Scouts of America was incorporated. In 1922, President Warren G. Harding had a radio installed in the White House. In 1924, the first execution by gas in the United States took place at the Nevada State Prison in Carson City as Gee Jon, a Chinese immigrant convicted of murder, was put to death. In 1942, during World War II, Japanese forces began invading Singapore, which fell a week later. In 1952, Queen Elizabeth II proclaimed her

accession to the British throne following the death of her father, King George VI. In 1968, three college students were killed in a confrontation with highway patrolmen in Orangeburg, S.C., during a civil rights protest against a whites-only bowling alley. In 1973, Senate leaders named seven mem- bers of a select committee to investigate the Watergate scandal, including its chairman, Sen. Sam J. Ervin, D-N.C. In 1984, the Winter Olympics opened in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia. In 1989, 144 people were killed when an American-chartered Boeing 707 filled with Italian tourists slammed into a fog-covered mountain in the Azores. Ten years ago: President George W. Bush denied marching America into war against Iraq under false pretenses and said in a taped interview broadcast on NBC’s “Meet the Press” the U.S.-led invasion was necessary because Saddam Hussein could have developed a nucle- ar weapon. The National Football Conference won the Pro Bowl, defeating the American Conference 55-52. In the National Hockey League All-Star Game, the Eastern Conference defeated the Western Conference, 6-4. At the Grammy Awards, rap funksters OutKast won album of the year for “Speakerboxxx-The Love Below” and Beyonce took home a record-tying five trophies. Five years ago: Robert Plant and Alison Krauss won five Grammys, including album of the year, for “Raising Sand.” R&B singer Chris

Brown was arrested on suspicion of making a criminal threat (he was later sentenced to five years of probation for beating his longtime girlfriend, singer Rihanna). The NFC rallied to a 30-21 victory over the AFC in the Pro Bowl. One year ago: A massive storm packing hurricane-force winds and blizzard conditions began sweeping through the Northeast, dump- ing nearly 2 feet of snow on New England and knocking out power to more than a half a mil- lion customers. Today’s Birthdays: Actor Jack Larson (TV:

“Adventures of Superman”) is 86. Composer- conductor John Williams is 82. Newscaster Ted Koppel is 74. Actor Nick Nolte is 73. Comedian Robert Klein is 72. Actor-rock musician Creed Bratton is 71. Singer Ron Tyson is 66. Actress Brooke Adams is 65. Actress Mary Steenburgen is 61. Author John Grisham is 59. Actor Henry Czerny is 55. The president of the Philippines, Benigno Aquino III, is 54. Rock singer Vince Neil (Motley Crue) is 53. Rock singer-musician Sammy Llanas (The BoDeans) is 53. Former Environmental Protection Agency administrator Lisa P. Jackson is 52. Actress Mary McCormack is 45. Rock musi- cian Keith Nelson (Buckcherry) is 45. Retired NBA player Alonzo Mourning is 44. Dance musician Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo (Daft Punk) is 40. Actor Seth Green is 40. Actor Josh Morrow is 40. Rock musician Phoenix (Linkin Park) is 37. Rock musician Jeremy Davis (Paramore) is 29. Rock musician Max Grahn (Carolina Liar) is 26. Actor Ryan Pinkston is 26. Professional surfer Bethany Hamilton is 24. Actress Karle Warren is 22.





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WEATHER FORECAST Tri-county Associated Press

TODAY: Cloudy. Slight chance of snow in the morn- ing. Then snow likely in the afternoon. Snow accumula- tions generally less than one half inch. Highs 15 to 20. South winds around 10 mph. Chance of snow 60 percent. TONIGHT: Cloudy. Snow

likely through midnight. Then chance of snow after mid- night. Snow accumulation up to 1 inch. Not as cold. Lows


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VAN WERT — The Van Wert Soil and Water Conservation District has begun taking orders for tree seedlings. The seedlings are

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Tomorrow morning, our friends from China will leave Northwestern Ohio. They have enjoyed their three week visit with us. It’s been interest- ing to hear some of their impressions of our country, which they will take back to their Asian homeland. If we all get to know each other better, maybe the world would be better off. Of course, we still have those groups in the Middle East who think the rest of us are just a bunch of infi- dels and they are waging war against anyone who does not believe and behave as they do. Most of the time when we think of China, we remember the pictures of The Great Wall of China in our geography books. That was one of the original Seven Wonders of the World and remains one of the most amazing feats of mankind. The wall along the northern borders of China is 8,851.8 kilometers (5,500 miles) long. With a history of more than 2,000 years some of the sections are in ruins or disappeared. However it is still one of

are in ruins or disappeared. However it is still one of Chinese Visitors Part II An

Chinese Visitors Part II

An Amish buggy on road in front of them, near Kenton. (Photos submitted)

on road in front of them, near Kenton. (Photos submitted) Jane, Eileen, Oscar, Dr. Earl Lehman,

Jane, Eileen, Oscar, Dr. Earl Lehman, Jeff and Leo during Ohio Northern University.

the rest of us, especially against us Americans. During their three-week stay in Northwest Ohio, our Chinese visitors have been given a variety of things to do and places to go. With Martin Luther King Jr. Day being a free day from school, Beth Metzger took her guests to visit the Amish County near Kenton. The Arctic Blast followed and gave them plenty of free snow days. Activities just seemed to fall into place. During their visit to St. John’s Catholic Church in Delphos, the kids took a lot of pictures of the massive structure and the beautiful interior. Everyone went to church with Beth on Sunday. During the afternoon, they went for a visit to the Delphos Canal Commission Museum. Lanette Shultz and her daughter, Kenzie Suever, brought their guests over to join the tour, which was conducted by Marilyn Wagner. They toured all three floors and were not even ready to go home, when 3:30 came. Marilyn said: “For a group of 13-year-olds, they were especially attentive, inter- ested and polite. They all spent Super Bowl Sunday at the Shultz home, where Jane Zhang, the teacher in

a visit to

the group, treated them to lessons in Chinese cooking. A favorite on the menu was the “dumplings.” These

delicious little pastries are filled with ground beef (or pork or chicken), leeks, onions, celery, etc. Jane’s son, Jeff, has been a guest in the home of Dr. Earl Lehman, a retired professor of math and engi- neering at Ohio Northern University. Beth was privileged to be included on

a tour of the pharmaceutical depart-

ment and a special piano concert at

the hall. Jane was especially impressed

with the St. Vincent de Paul Society during their Saturday morning visit

to the group’s “store,” which is locat-

ed behind St. John’s Schools. She praised the work they do, with the proceeds used to help the needy. Last Thursday, the group went to Toledo to celebrate the Chinese New Year. It was New Year’s Eve and 12, 14 or 16 courses were served. Dumplings are the specialty for that celebration. The Chinese use the lunar calendar and this is the Year of the Horse.

See VISITORS, page 10

the most appealing attractions of the world. (See more history at the end of this article.) Most of us ordinary citizens of the United States wonder why our US government has borrowed all that money from China and think it should stop. We are also annoyed to find “Made in China” on so many items we purchase. We want to see more of “Made in the USA.” Philosophically, China is under Communist rule and one of their greatest errors is the “one child per family rule,” and forcing women to have an abortion if they find them- selves pregnant with a second child. Some mothers say it makes them “feel” like murderers but they have no choice in the matter, it is forced by the Communist government. Although we have serious differ- ences with the leaders and govern- ment of China, most individuals who live there are good people. During the Olympics, we will all be friends, except for the Islamic terrorists, who continue to wage jihad against all

Islamic terrorists, who continue to wage jihad against all Leo is on Bob the horse at

Leo is on Bob the horse at the Metzger “ranch.” This year is the Chinese Year of the Horse.

Governor delays killer’s upcoming execution

COLUMBUS (AP) — Republican Gov. John Kasich on Friday granted an eight-month

reprieve to a condemned killer following last month’s execution of an inmate who repeated-

ly gasped in the state’s longest lethal-injection

procedure. The ruling by Kasich delays until Nov. 19 the execution of Gregory Lott, sentenced to die for setting an 82-year-old man on fire dur- ing a break-in and leaving him to die. Attorneys for Lott have sued in federal court to stop his execution, arguing the Ohio’s new two-drug combination puts him at risk of unnecessary pain and suffering. Lott’s attor- neys also allege Ohio is breaking state and federal laws because it has obtained the drugs without a prescription. The reprieve says only that “circumstances exist justifying the grant of a temporary reprieve.” Death row inmate Dennis McGuire, dur- ing his 26-minute execution on Jan. 16, made repeated snorting sounds and opened and shut his mouth several times. McGuire’s family sued the state, arguing the execution was cruel and inhumane. Initial

reviews by the Department of Rehabilitation and Correction determined written procedures were followed and there is no need to change them. The prisons agency is conducting a longer review looking at what happened during the execution. “Gregory Lott committed a heinous crime for which he will be executed, and his execu- tion is being moved to November 19 as DRC finishes its current review,” Kasich spokes- man Rob Nichols said. Federal public defender Steve Ferrell, rep- resenting Lott, said he was happy with the news and glad the execution wasn’t being rushed. A leading anti-death penalty group praised Kasich’s decision. “The unanswered questions that arose during the execution of Dennis McGuire will require time to address,” said Kevin Werner, executive director of Ohioans to Stop Executions. “The governor’s actions today suggest he wants answers and is taking the appropriate steps while the investigation continues.”

Friend: Defiance family killing suspect was disabled

DEFIANCE (AP) — A Vietnam veter- an suspected of shooting his wife, daugh- ter and granddaughter to death before killing himself at their Ohio home was being treated for war-related disabilities and recently suffered a stroke, a veterans service officer said Friday. The bodies of Robert Garza Sr., 68, and the three family members were discovered Thursday night by Garza’s son, who was checking on the four who were last seen Wednesday afternoon. A handgun apparently used in the shootings was found at the house, Sheriff David Westrick said. The house is in a rural area several miles outside the city of Defiance, located about 60 miles south- west of Toledo. Mike Williams, who works with veter- ans in northwest Ohio’s Defiance County, declined to specify the military service- related disabilities suffered by Garza. Williams said he didn’t think Garza had filed for disability related to Agent Orange. Family members told investi-

gators that Garza had expressed con- cerns about exposure to Agent Orange in Vietnam, the sheriff said. There was no immediate determination if health problems prompted the rampage, Westrick said. Williams knew Garza as a client and friend who was proud of his Vietnam service. He said he hadn’t seen the retired factory worker since September but knew of no reason why he might become vio- lent. “I knew he had issues, but if someone said he would have been capable of this, I’d say, ‘No way,’” Williams said. “I am just plain flabbergasted.” Officials identified the others shot as Garza’s wife, Christine Garza, 61; their daughter, Zoila Garza, 42; and a grand- daughter, 15-year-old Rebecca Garza. Westrick said the bodies of two of the family members were found in one room and two in another. He declined to be more specific about the scene or indicate how many times each was shot.

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4 — T h e H e r a l d Saturday, February 8, 2014


“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” — Charles M. Schulz, (1922-2000) cartoonist

hurt.” — Charles M. Schulz, (1922-2000) cartoonist L ETTER TO THE EDITOR DEAR EDITOR: I would



I would like to thank the many snowplow operators from the townships, to the county, to the state. They have worked many hours day and night to make our roads safe. As a school administrator their work is priceless, without them we would have missed several more days of school this year. I, like many other school administrators in the area, thank you. We greatly appreciate your time and effort.

Scott Mangas Superintendent/Elementary Principal Ottoville Local Schools

RIP Uncle Randy

The Spencer family saw the passing of its patriarch this week. We laid Uncle Randy to rest on Friday. He was the eldest of the three Spencer brothers with my father-in-law Max the middle boy and Uncle Norm the baby. Their sister, Vivienne, was gone long before I joined the clan. I first met Uncle Randy at his cottage at Indian Lake. The first thing I noticed about him was his sly wit. When he said something that might seem like a little bit of fib (not that Uncle Randy or either of his brothers would fib) or he was teasing, all you had to do was look at his eyes. If they were twinkling, he was pulling your leg. His eyes twinkled a lot. Uncle Randy was a big man — well over six feet tall. He also had an easy-to-listen-to baritone voice and told great stories. The whole Spencer clan has great stories because they compete for who can be the orneriest. One thing Uncle Randy insisted on was that everyone got along. You could have the usual squabbles between siblings and cousins but they were put to rest before the sun went down. The family definitely lives by the rule of “I can do anything I want to my brother or sister but no one else better lay a finger on them.” You just don’t mess with the Spencers. There’s too many of them and not enough places to hide. Randy wasn’t afraid to ask the tough ques- tions, either. If he wanted to know something, he asked. Since the Spencer clan was taught to respect their elders, you answered. If he heard something, he didn’t tip-toe around the issue. He came right out with it and expected clarification. He was also generous to a fault. If you


On the Other hand

generous to a fault. If you NANCY SPENCER On the Other hand needed something and it

needed something and it was within his power to give it to you, it was yours. He also did it in a way that everyone felt good about. He was there to help if he could. Even though we were all gathered for a sad occasion, it was a Spencer gathering. There was lots of laughter and tears and stories. I think we even heard a few new ones. There was lots of hugging and catching up and looking at pictures. We have several new Spencers on the way, too. Although one of the links in our chain is gone, we did a pretty good job of melding the ends back together so we can all carry on together. As with any funeral of a close family member, you start to take stock in your rela- tionships. It had been a long time since the majority of the Spencer cousins had been all together in one place. We’re all busy and have jobs and kids and grandkids and blah, blah, blah. My husband and I decided we are going to stop making excuses and if we can make it to a gathering or event, we will make it. Life is too short to have regrets and to look back and think woulda, coulda, shoulda. Thanks Uncle Randy. As usual, you set us straight.

Practice what you preach, Mr. President

WASHINGTON — President Obama gave a lovely speech at the recent National Prayer Breakfast — and one is reluctant to criticize. But pry my jaw from the floorboards. Without a hint of irony, the president lamented erod- ing protections of religious liberty around the world. Just not, apparently, in America. Nary a mention of the legal challenges to religious liberty now in play between this administration and the Catholic Church and other religious groups, as well as private businesses that con- test the contraceptive man- date in Obamacare. Missing was any men- tion of Hobby Lobby or the Little Sisters of the Poor — whose cases have recently reached the U.S. Supreme Court and that reveal the Obama administration’s willingness to challenge rather than protect religious liberty in this country. It is true that our reli- gious-liberty issues are tamer than those mentioned by Obama. We don’t slaugh- ter people for their religious beliefs. We don’t use blas- phemy laws to repress peo- ple. But we are in the midst of a muddle about where religion and state draw their red lines, and it isn’t going so well for the religious- liberty lobby. As it turns out, many in the audience were reaching for their own jaws when Obama got to the liber- ty section of his speech, according to several people who attended the break-

of View

fast. Michael Cromartie,

vice president of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, summed up the gener-

al reaction of many with

whom he spoke: “Stunned.” “Several people said afterward how encouraged they would have been by

President Obama’s remarks

if only his acts reflected

what he said,” Cromartie told me. One table was applaud- ing only out of polite- ness, according to Jerry Pattengale, who was sitting with Steve Green — presi- dent of the Hobby Lobby stores that have challenged Obamacare’s contracep- tive mandate. Pattengale described the experience as “surrealistic.” The government’s posi- tion is that because Hobby Lobby is a for-profit busi- ness, the owners’ religious beliefs can’t be imposed on their employees. Hobby Lobby insists it shouldn’t have to sacrifice its

Christian beliefs regarding human life. Pattengale, assistant pro- vost at Indiana Wesleyan University and research consultant to the Green family, also noted the dis- connect between the presi- dent’s message and policies

at home that “are creating

a queue at the Supreme

Court.” Perhaps Obama’s advis- ers counted on the good will of the audience. Or they reckoned that juxtaposed against atrocities commit- ted elsewhere, our debates about birth control might be viewed as not much ado. It is understandable that many Americans might not see these legal chal- lenges as especially press- ing, especially if they’d

just like insurance cover- age for contraception — a position with which I per- sonally have no disagree- ment. But these cases are more than a debate about

birth control. They have far-reaching implications and, as Obama pointed out, there is a strong correlation between religious freedom and a nation’s stability. “History shows that nations that uphold the rights of their people — including the freedom of religion — are ultimately more just and more peaceful and more successful.” Since this is so, one won- ders why the Obama admin- istration is so dedicated to forcing people to act against their own conscience. By requiring through the con- traceptive mandate that some religious-affiliated groups provide health plans covering what they con- sider abortifacient contra- ceptives, isn’t the Obama administration effectively imposing its own religious rules? Thou shalt not pro- tect unborn life. The answer to this ques- tion is above my paygrade,

as Obama memorably

answered when asked by

Pastor Rick Warren when life begins. The more ger- mane question to cases such as Hobby Lobby and the Little Sisters is whether the government can accom- plish its goal of making free contraception available without burdening religious objectors. Can’t women in Colorado get contraception without forcing the Little Sisters, a group of nuns who care for the elderly, to vio- late their core beliefs? Their charitable work could not long survive under penal- ties the government would impose on them for non- compliance. For now, the Little Sisters have been granted a reprieve, thanks to Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. Arguments in the Hobby Lobby case are scheduled for March, with a decision expected in June. Meanwhile, another case settled in 2012 reveals much about this administra- tion’s willingness to chal- lenge religious freedom. In Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church and School v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the question boiled down to whether the government can decide whom a church hires as minister. Since when? Not yet. In a rare move, all nine justices ruled against the government stat- ing that the federal gov- ernment does not, alas, get to direct who preaches the gospel. But it wanted to.

Kathleen Parker’s email address is kathleenparker@

Turning the president’s words into a year of action


In last week’s State of the Union address, President Obama talked about a year of action to restore an opportunity society, one where every American can pursue his or her dreams. I couldn’t agree more with the goal, but I disagree with most of the President’s ideas about how to get there. We have tried the top down approach of more government, more reg- ulations, more spending and record debt, and it hasn’t worked. The president did talk about a few areas where we could make progress if he is willing to build on common ground between Republicans and Democrats to break through the gridlock and create more opportunity. The president mentioned the need for more skills training. I agree that we can do a better job getting workers the skills they need to take advantage of the jobs that are available. In Ohio, there are about 400,000 unemployed workers at the same time that 100,000 jobs remain open and unfilled. For too many Americans, the only jobs that are available are those they don’t have the skills and qualifications to fill. The effects ripple throughout our economy. There are federal programs in place that

are meant to help the unemployed get the

skills they need to find new jobs, but they aren’t working. I have proposed biparti- san legislation that would combine and simplify those programs, while redirect- ing resources

to better match skills with available jobs. The presi- dent also talked about an all-of-the- above energy policy. That policy should include energy efficiency pro- posals like the

bipartisan, pro- growth Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act. This legislation will make it easier for employers to use ener- gy efficient tools that reduce their costs, enabling them to put those savings toward expanding their companies and hiring new workers. But a true all-of-the-above ener- gy policy also means taking advantage of all our domestic energy resources, even those the President frequently maligns like coal, natural gas, and oil. Instead of

maligns like coal, natural gas, and oil. Instead of Portman fighting a war on coal and


fighting a war on coal and piling on new regulations that will prevent new cleaner coal plants from ever being built, we should embrace the economic opportuni- ties that coal presents. We should also foster the growing boom in natural gas by ensuring that government overreach does not interfere with innovative technologies like fracking and horizontal drilling. And we should continue to expand domestic oil production. We should do more to facilitate safe and environmentally sound oil exploration on federal lands, and we should finally approve the Keystone XL Pipeline. At the start of the speech, the president said we needed to reform our broken corporate tax code to bring back jobs. Both parties agree reform is necessary. It’s complicated. It’s riddled with loopholes. And worst of all, it drives jobs and invest- ment overseas. I was concerned that the President seemed to backtrack on his ear- lier commitment that such reform would not increase taxes but rather close loop- holes and lower rates. I do hope that we can work with the President to make our tax code one that works for the American worker, not against them.

See PORTMAN, page 10

Working together and fighting for the middle class


Middle-class Ohioans have always worked hard and taken responsibility. But for too long, Ohioans have been working harder than ever and barely get- ting by. In last week’s State of

the Union


the presi-


out a plan to

our econ-



the middle


calling on


to raise the federal minimum wage, extend emergency unemploy- ment insurance, train workers for high-growth industries, and pass my bipartisan bill to cre- ate a network of manufactur- ing innovation hubs, the State of the Union address helped focus our attention on what matters:

keeping America strong and vibrant for the next generation. And that starts with shoring up the middle class, the foundation on which America’s economic might stands. In his address, the president called on Congress to, “Give America a raise.” I’m fighting to make sure that happens. Ohioans who work hard should be able to take care of their families. But in our state, working full-time in a minimum wage job pays about $16,000 per year – which isn’t much to live on when you’re trying to put food on the table, fill your gas tank, send your

to put food on the table, fill your gas tank, send your Brown laid grow by






children to school, and provide a safe place for them to live. Congress can strengthen the President’s Executive Order to raise the minimum wage for employees of new federal contracts by passing The Fair Minimum Wage Act, which would raise the minimum wage for all Americans. This legis- lation, which I cosponsored, would give nearly 1.3 million Ohioans a raise by increas- ing the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour from its cur- rent $7.25—in three steps of 95 cents—then provide for auto- matic annual increases linked to changes in the cost of living. The bill would also gradually raise the minimum wage for tipped workers—which cur- rently stands at just $2.13 an hour—for the first time in more than 20 years, to 70 percent of the regular minimum wage. Ensuring a fair wage is good for middle class families and good for our economy. Ohioans of all backgrounds, from small towns and major cit- ies, are responsible and want to succeed. But many are still strug- gling after the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. At a time when our economy is still recovering, extending emer- gency unemployment insurance would help 128,000 hardwork- ing Ohioans pay the bills, heat their homes, and put food on the table while they search for new jobs. It’s unacceptable to leave tens of thousands of Ohioans with no economic lifeboat. Extending unemployment ben- efits is the right thing to do and the smart thing to do.

See BROWN, page 10

Moderately confused

unemployment ben- efits is the right thing to do and the smart thing to do. See

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February 8, 2014 The Herald — 5 C OMMUNITY Landmark Clymer Hall Calendar of Events TODAY

Clymer Hall

Calendar of Events

TODAY 8:30-11:30 a.m. — St.

John’s High School recycle, enter on East First Street.

9 a.m. - noon — Interfaith

Thrift Store is open for shop- ping.

St. Vincent dePaul Society, located at the east edge of the St. John’s High School park- ing lot, is open. Cloverdale recycle at vil- lage park. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Delphos Postal Museum is open. 12:15 p.m. — Testing of warning sirens by Delphos Fire and Rescue. 1-3 p.m. — Delphos Canal Commission Museum, 241 N. Main St., is open.

7 p.m. — Bingo at St.

John’s Little Theatre.

SUNDAY 1-3 p.m. — The Delphos Canal Commission Museum, 241 N. Main St., is open. 1-4 p.m. — Putnam County Museum is open, 202 E. Main St. Kalida.

MONDAY 11:30 a.m. — Mealsite

at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff St.

6 p.m. — Middle Point

Village Council meets. 6:30 p.m. — Shelter from the Storm support group

meets in the Delphos Public Library basement.

7 p.m. — Marion Township

trustees at township house.

Middle Point council meets at town hall. 7:30 p.m. — Delphos City Schools Board of Education meets at the administration office. Delphos Knights of Columbus meet at the K of C hall. Delphos Eagles Aerie 471 meets at the Eagles Lodge.

TUESDAY 11:30 a.m. — Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff St. 7:30 p.m. — Ottoville Emergency Medical Service members meet at the munici- pal building.

On the Banks of Yesteryear

By the Delphos Canal Commission

On the Banks of Yesteryear By the Delphos Canal Commission The planes are back Getting the

The planes are back

Getting the second floor of the Canal Museum open for

displays caused lots of shake, rattle and rolling. The model airplane display was the most shaken. Now, thanks to Dick Oder, who is retired from the military, the planes are all back in order. The wheels, wings, struts and other assort- ed parts and pieces are glued back in place and the planes are neat, clean and cataloged. Thank you, Dick, for all the painstaking volunteer time spent on restoring and label- ing this display. (By the way, Dick is Nancy and Skip Will’s

son-in-law.) After the bombing of Pearl Harbor by the Japanese, fear of an attack on the main- land of America was taken very seriously. The people of

Florida were already aware that German U-boats were sinking British merchant ships right off their coastline. Many adults and teens who were not already serving their county in some capacity were encouraged to volunteer for the Civilian Defense of our nation. One of those Civilian

Defense activities was to watch for enemy aircraft heading toward our shores. The Ground Observer corps was organized by the national Office of Civil Defense and enlisted over a million vol- unteers who were trained in aircraft spotting. These citi- zens were taught to recog- nize the silhouettes of U.S., British, German and Japanese aircraft. A system of obser- vation posts manned by vol- unteers were set up on the East, West and Gulf coasts to monitor all activity which was then reported via phone to the proper authorities. One of these volunteers was Alden “Brad” Bradstock from Baltimore, Md. Brad lived very near Logan Airfield in Dundalk and spent many hours with his high school buddies watching for enemy air activity around their area of the Baltimore Harbor. During this time Brad began a lifelong hobby of assembling, painting and collecting model airplanes. He donated this col- lection to the Delphos Canal Museum. And now, thanks to

Dick Oder, these planes are back in good order and dis- played on the second floor of the Canal Museum. Stop in and check out this and our many other military displays. The Delphos Canal Museum is open from 9 a.m. to noon on Thursday morn- ing and on from 1-3 p.m. on

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6 – The Herald

Saturday, February 8, 2014

6 – The Herald Saturday, February 8, 2014


Local Roundup

Information Submitted Mathias carries Bulldogs past Titans OTTAWA — Dakota Mathias put the Elida boys basketball team on his shoulders Friday. Mathias scored more points in the opening quarter than Ottawa-Glandorf did as a team as the Bulldogs grabbed a quick lead in defeating the Titans 89-69 in Western Buckeye League action at the Robert J. Hermiller Gymnasium. The win keeps Elida tied for first place in the WBL at 6-1 along with Bath, Celina and Defiance. The Bulldogs are 14-3 overall. O-G dropped to 4-3 in the league and 11-7 overall. Mathias came out firing Friday night as he scored 17 points in the opening quarter against the Titans. The 17 points includ- ed four three-pointer as Elida outscored O-G 28-12. Elida continued to pull away in the second quarter as they

outscored the Titans 14-9 for a 42-21 halftime lead. Ottawa-Glandorf attempted to turn the game around in the third quarter whittling their deficit to 14 points in the first 90 seconds of the quarter. That’s when Mathias heated up scoring nine straight points, three free throws and two three-pointers, to put the Bulldogs up 23 points and they were never threat- ened again. Elida outscored O-G in the third quarter 29-25 as Mathias had 16 points in the quarter. Mathias finished the game with 38 points as he hit seven three-pointers. The senior is just 13 points away from breaking the all- time Elida scoring record. Louis Gray added

20 points and Marquavious Wilson finished with 13 points. Noah Bramlage led the Titans with 15 points and six

rebounds. Tyler Zender added 12 points. Ottawa-Glandorf won the junior varsity game 52-32.

Elida is back in action Saturday night with Lima Central Catholic and Ottawa-Glandorf is home for Leipsic.

Central Catholic and Ottawa-Glandorf is home for Leipsic. * * * Elida 33-49 17-20 89: Clark

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Elida 33-49 17-20 89: Clark Etzler 1-2-4; Wilson 6-1-13; Allemeier 4-0-8; Gray 6-7-20; Mathias 12-7-38; Press 2-0-4; Wentz 1-0-2. Ottawa-Glandorf 27-59 10-20 69: A. Schroeder 3-0-7; Unterbrink 0-1-1; Schnipke 0-0-0; T. Schroeder 2-2-8; Wischmeyer 1-0-2; Trampe-Kindt 2-0-4; Kuhlman 3-2-9; Recker 3-0-7; Zender 4-4-12; Verhoff 0-0-0; Blevins 1-0-2; Bramlage 7-1-15; Alt 1-0-2. Elida 28 14 29 18 - 89 Ottawa-Glandorf 12 9 25 23 - 69 Junior Varsity: Ottawa-Glandorf 52-32. Three-point goals: Elida 8-20 (Mathias 7, Gray 1); Ottawa-Glandorf 5-15 (A. Schroeder 1, T. Schroeder 2, Kuhlman 1, Recker 1). Rebounds: Elida 17; Ottawa-Glandorf 27 (Bramlage 6). Turnovers: Elida 11, Ottawa-Glandorf 13.


Miller City edges Kalida 42-40 MILLER CITY — Miller City used scoring advantages in the first and fourth quarters Friday night to defeat Kalida 42-40 in Putnam County League action. Miller City’s win moved them into a first place tie in the PCL at 5-1 along with Columbus Grove and Ottoville, who

rallied to defeat Continental. Miller City is 12-6 overall, while Kalida dipped to 3-2 in the league and 9-8 overall. Miller City opened the game outscoring Kalida 15-10, before the visiting Wildcats used a 14-10 second quarter scoring advantage to trail 25-24 at halftime. After both teams scored eight points in the third quarter, Miller City used a 9-8 scoring advantage in the fourth quarter for the win. Cory Heuerman led the home Wildcats with 12 points, while Jackson Lammers and Adam Drummelsmith both had

10 points. Drummelsmith also pulled down 10 rebounds and

had four assists. Devin Kortokrax hit three three-pointers for Kalida as he

finished with 15 points. Joe Gerdeman had a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds. Kalida won the junior varsity game 31-18. Kalida is home Saturday night to face Ayersville.

31-18. Kalida is home Saturday night to face Ayersville. * * * Kalida 15-41 5-7 40:

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Kalida 15-41 5-7 40: A. Langhals 2-1-6; L. Langhals 2-0-5; Kortokrax 6-0-15; Gerdeman 5-1-11; Zeller 0-1-1; Miller 0-2-2. Miller City 16-50 5-11 42: J. Lammers 4-0-10; Niese 1-1-3; Drummelsmith 4-2-10; Heuerman 4-2-12; Gerten 3-0-7. Kalida 10 14 8 8 - 40 Miller City 15 10 8 9 - 42 Junior Varsity: Kalida 31-18. Three-point goals: Kalida 5-19 (Kortokrax 3, A. Langhals 1, L. Langhals 1); Miller City 5-19 (J. Lammers 2, Heuerman 2, Gerten 1). Rebounds: Kalida 29 (Gerdeman 10); Miller City 25 (Drummelsmith 10). Turnovers: Miller City 7, Kalida 8.

Bearcats outgun Wildcats in NWC

By JIM METCALFE Staff Writer

DELPHOS — Fans of good shooting

and team basketball got a thrill on Senior Night Friday night at “The Stage” of Jefferson Middle School. Archrivals Jefferson and Spencerville went at it toe-to-toe for four quarters. It took an 8-0 span by the Bearcats midway through the fourth period to give them enough cushion to seize a 79-70 Northwest Conference dandy. The Wildcats (9-8, 1-6) bid goodbye

to four senior players (as well as the rest

in the winter season): Ross Thompson (11 markers, 5 boards, 3 dimes), Tyler Rice (7 counters, 3 boards, 2 steals), Austin Jettinghoff (3 counters, 4 assists) and Tyler Mox (4 feeds, 2 boards). However, sophomore Trey Smith had

a career-high 41 markers (4 bombs; 9-of- 12 free throws, 10 boards) to lead the effort as the hosts shot a warm 26-of-49 from the field (8-of-18 3-balls) for 53.6 percent and 10-of-12 at the line (83.3%). There were plenty of scoring stars for the Bearcats (12-4, 6-1) as well:

sophomore Zach Goecke (26 markers, 6

rebounds, 5 assists, 6 steals), senior Ben Bowers (18 points, 6 assists), freshman Dakota Prichard (16 points, 4 caroms) and sophomore Mason Nourse (11 points

- 3 treys) as they canned an even hotter

29-of-53 shots (7-of-18 triples) for 54.7 percent and 14-of-15 singles (93.3%). “What a great basketball game. It came down to them making a few more plays than we did,” Jefferson coach Marc Smith said. “They have so many weap-

ons, they are a difficult team to defend. At the same time, we’ve got some weapons, too. Trey was outstanding tonight; he’s such a tough matchup for many teams. We had great performances from all our kids tonight from every class. They made

a play here or there that made the differ-

ence.” For Spencerville coach Kevin Sensabaugh, it came down to defense. “We did not guard them well at all the entire game. Trey Smith is tough for us to match up with, as is Thompson,” he explained. “That’s all we did at halftime; emphasize defense. We played better but not to the level we need to as we get ready for the end of the season and tournament.” Spencerville held a slim 54-53 edge to begin the final period and Smith

was unstoppable, knocking in 14 coun- ters (6-of-6 singles). However, the only other scorer for the hosts was Jettinghoff with a 3. On the other end, the Bearcats had more balance, with eight each from Goecke and Prichard, along with five by Bowers. When Jettinghoff canned

a triple at 5:21, the score was 61-all.

The Bearcats scored eight in a row in a 1:48 span — four each by Prichard and Goecke — and the Wildcats had two miscues and missed three shots in the same span as Spencerville led 69-61 on

a mid-court steal and layin by Goecke at

3:20. Smith scored the last nine points

layin by Goecke at 3:20. Smith scored the last nine points Jefferson senior Ross Thompson lays

Jefferson senior Ross Thompson lays one up against the defense of Spencerville freshman Bailey Croft on Senior Night at “The Stage” Friday night. Three other seniors — Austin Jettinghoff, Tyler Rice and Tyler Mox — played their home finales and sophomore Trey Smith fired in a career- high 41 but the Bearcats grabbed a 9-point triumph. (Delphos Herald/Randy Shellenbarger)

for Jefferson, with his long 2-pointer at 50 ticks getting them within 73-70. However, the ’Cats missed their final four shots and Spencerville finished on a 6-0 run, including a layup by Goecke before the buzzer. Smith and Bowers went at it in the first period, with Smith dropping 12 and Bowers nine. However, five by Rice gave solid backup and when Smith pow- ered in a basket at 44.8 ticks, Delphos led 22-14. The Wildcats, who shot 9-of-16 in the first period (Spencerville 6-of-10), con- tinued on fire in the second, dropping 8-of-14 (Spencerville 7-of-16). Goecke caught fire with 11 but Thompson and freshman Jace Stockwell (8 counters, 7 dimes) notched six each for the hosts. Jefferson’s lead was as high as 33-21 on a Thompson basket midway through and when Stockwell buried a triple from the left wing at 4.1 ticks, they led 41-34.

The Wildcats stayed hot in the third — 5-of-7 — but six turnovers (16 total, 9 for the guests) hurt the effort. Spencerville heated up even more, can- ning 8-of-14, with eight from Nourse. Despite Smith’s 10, the Bearcats grabbed that 54-53 edge on an off- balance 19-footer out of the left corner by Prichard that beat the horn. “Ever since I’ve been here, we start our seniors on Senior Night and they played a great game,” Coach Smith added. “Ross Thompson was the Ross Thompson he’s been for four years. Austin was guarded very well but he didn’t force anything. Tyler Rice had a big first half and Tyler Mox just plays so hard. I am proud of all four and I believe their parents are proud of what kind of students and citizens they have with their kids. They represent Jefferson very well.”

See BEARCATS, page 7

Wildlife Ohio

OHIO DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES Division of Wildlife Weekly Fish Ohio Fishing Report! LAKE ERIE Regulations to Remember: The daily bag limit for walleye on Ohio waters of Lake Erie is six fish per angler through Feb. 28; from March 1 through April 30, the daily bag

limit reduces to 4 fish per angler. The minimum size limit is 15 inches. … The daily bag limit for yellow perch is 30 fish per angler on all Ohio waters of Lake Erie. … The trout and salmon daily bag limit is 2 fish with

a minimum size limit of 12 inches.

… The black bass (largemouth and smallmouth bass) daily bag limit is five fish per angler with a 14-inch minimum size limit. Lake-wide Where: Ice anglers have been catching walleye west and northwest of Catawba Island, 3 miles north of Crane Creek and west of South Bass Island around Green and Rattlesnake islands. Be cautious when ice fishing

the offshore areas of Lake Erie, as ice conditions can change quickly due to water currents and wind. How: Most Lake Erie ice anglers targeting walleye are using jigging spoons tipped with emerald shiners. Panfish Where: Panfish have been caught

in East Harbor.

How: Most panfish have been caught on ice jigs tipped with wax worms or soft plastics. ——— Free “Fly Tying For Beginners” class in Portage Lakes AKRON — Are you interested in learning how to tie your own flies for fishing but you don’t know where to begin? If so, you are invited to join experts from the ODNR Division of Wildlife Feb. 19 to learn the basics of fly-tying. The free class will take place from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Wildlife District Three, 912 Portage Lakes Drive, Akron. Materials and equip- ment needed for the class will be provided to participants. Summit County Wildlife Officer Aaron Brown, who will be lead- ing the class, will show you the

ropes to creating your very own flies including the Adams (dry fly), woolly bugger (streamer), pheasant- tail nymph and bead-head prince nymph. According to Brown, “all of these patterns are fairly simple for the beginner and can catch anything

from bluegill, trout, or bass. I use them often!” Seating is limited so please pre-

register for the class by calling Ken Fry, Division of Wildlife, at (330)



Biologists propose removing bobcats from Ohio’s Threatened Species List Traditional hunting dates pro- posed for 2014-15 season COLUMBUS — The Ohio Wildlife Council has received pro- posed changes to several species designations, including bobcats, as

well as potential dates for the upcom- ing fall hunting seasons. DOW biologists submitted a pro- posal to remove the bobcat from Ohio’s threatened species list. The bobcat was one of 71 species on Ohio’s first endangered list in 1974. However, the bobcat population began to rebound in the 1970s; in recent years, the num- ber of verified sightings has contin- ued to increase, prompting the status change from endangered to threat- ened in 2012. Bobcats are still con- sidered a protected species in Ohio with no hunting or trapping season. Three other species were pro- posed to be changed on Ohio’s state- designated species. A fourth was added as a species of concern and this

designation does not require council action. Snowshoe Hares: Now endan- gered, snowshoe hares were proposed

to be changed to a species of concern.

Translocated hares have not been

detected in Ohio since 2010 as the population has declined. Bewick’s Wren: Presently listed as endangered, the Bewick’s wren

is proposed to move to extirpated.

A Bewick’s wren nest was last con-

firmed in Ohio in 1995. Smooth Greensnake : Currently a species of concern, the smooth green- snake is proposed to move to the endangered list. This rare snake has lost much of its habitat and range in Ohio. Eastern Hog-Nosed Snake: The Eastern hog-nosed snake will now be listed as a species of concern in Ohio. Hunting season date proposals

are prepared by the ODNR Division

of Wildlife biologists and maintain

many traditional opening day dates.

• Sept. 1 is the proposed start

date for Ohio’s fall squirrel and dove hunting seasons.

• Hunting seasons for cotton-

and dove hunting seasons. • Hunting seasons for cotton- tail rabbit, ring-necked pheasant and bobwhite quail

tail rabbit, ring-necked pheasant and

bobwhite quail are proposed to start Nov. 7, the first Friday in November.

• Fox, raccoon, skunk, opossum

and weasel hunting and trapping are proposed to start Nov. 10.

• Proposed 2014 fall wild turkey

hunting season dates are Oct. 13 to Nov. 30.

• Proposed 2015 spring wild tur-

key dates are April 20 to May 17.

• The proposed 2015 youth wild

turkey weekend dates are April 18-19. New this year, it is proposed that youth hunters can harvest up to two wild turkeys during the 2015 2-day youth season (1 per day). Checking two wild turkeys would fill the youth hunter’s bag limit for the remaining 2015 spring wild turkey season. This proposed change would not take effect until 2015. The bag limit remains one wild turkey for the 2-day 2014 youth wild turkey hunting season. Proposed open counties for quail hunting remain the same as last season: Adams, Athens, Brown, Butler, Clermont, Clinton, Highland, Jackson, Meigs, Montgomery, Pike, Preble, Ross, Scioto, Vinton and Warren. Youth small game seasons are proposed statewide for two week- ends: Oct. 25-26 and Nov. 1- 2. The Ohio Wildlife Council is an eight-member board that approves all of the ODNR Division of Wildlife proposed rules and regulations. The council will vote on the proposed rules and season dates during its April 9 meeting after considering public input. Open houses to receive public

comments about hunting, trapping and fishing regulations and wildlife issues will be held March 1. Open houses will be held at the ODNR Division of Wildlife District One, District Two, District Three and

District Four offices, the Greene

County Fish and Game Association clubhouse in Xenia, the Lake Erie Fairport office and the Old Woman Creek Reserve office in Huron. Open houses give the public an opportunity to view and discuss pro- posed fishing, hunting and trapping regulations with wildlife officials. For Ohioans who are unable to attend an open house, comments will be accepted online at The online form will be available until March 2. Directions to the open

houses can be found at wildohio. com or by calling 800-WILDLIFE


See WILDLIFE, page 7

Bayne fit, gearing up for Daytona 500

Associated Press

TALLADEGA, Ala. — Trevor Bayne sped around Talladega Superspeedway in his No.

21 Ford getting his car ready for the upcoming

season, then did the same thing in his running shoes.

The 2011 Daytona 500 winner and part-

time triathlete is fit, motivated and hungry to

contend for another big win upon his return later this month to the scene of his greatest triumph and to challenge for a Nationwide Series championship. “This is a really big year for us,” Bayne said during a break in testing. He’s scheduled to run 12 Sprint Cup races, including all four on the superspeedways, with The Wood Brothers plus a full-time Nationwide schedule for Roush Fenway Racing. “Being here at Talladega by ourselves today, I think that shows that this team wants to do what it takes to be the best and to have a shot to win those 12 races that we show up at,” he said. The daily workouts, including those squeezed-in runs at racetracks, are also indic- ative of his thriving health. Bayne went pub- lic in November with the revelation that he

Bayne went pub- lic in November with the revelation that he has multiple sclerosis, adding he

has multiple sclerosis, adding he still has no symptoms and isn’t taking medication. An outspoken Christian who often shares his religious testimony in speeches, Bayne said that good health just reinforces his faith, adding he’s been training harder than ever, meeting three times a week with a personal trainer and going on 1.5-mile swims, 3-mile runs and 25-plus mile bike rides. He ran around the 2.66-mile tri-oval Thursday afternoon in near-freezing tempera- ture. But he’s got his next triathlon coming up in April in Charleston, S.C., so clearly mul- tiple sclerosis isn’t slowing him down. “Fortunately for me at this point, it’s had no impact on me,” Bayne added. “That’s been a huge blessing because there are people that have it worse. There are some that never even know they have it and live a perfectly normal life. To know that I have it is good to me because it creates a dependence for me daily on the Lord.”

See DAYTONA, page 7

Rodriguez accepts season-long suspension

By RONALD BLUM Associated Press

NEW YORK — Alex Rodriguez ended his extend- ed and acrimonious fight with Major League Baseball on Friday, withdrawing a pair of lawsuits and accepting a season-long suspension that marks the longest penalty in the sport’s history related to performance-enhancing drugs. Rodriguez, who has stead- fastly denied using banned substances while with the New York Yankees, made the decision nearly four weeks after arbitrator Fredric Horowitz largely upheld the

discipline issued last summer by baseball Commissioner Bud Selig. “I think it’s a good move for him,” former C o m m i s s i o n e r Fay Vincent said. “A-Rod had no chance legally, and the commissioner got his authority validated.” Rodriguez was among 14 play- ers suspended last summer fol- lowing MLB’s

investigation of a

Florida anti-aging clinic accused of distributing banned substances. Given the

harshest punishment, A-Rod was the only player to contest his penalty. The Major League Baseball Players Association filed a grievance, argu- ing Rodriguez’s 211-game ban was unwarrant- ed or at the very least excessive. Rodriguez also sued MLB and Selig in October, accusing them of “vigilante justice”

as part of a “witch hunt” against him.

accusing them of “vigilante justice” as part of a “witch hunt” against him. Rodriguez See RODRIGUEZ,


See RODRIGUEZ, page 7

Saturday, February 8, 2014

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Russia kicks off Sochi Games with hope and hubris


SOCHI, Russia — A Russia in search of global vindication kicked off the Sochi Olympics looking more like a Russia that likes to party, with a pulse-raising opening ceremony about fun and sports instead of terrorism, gay rights and coddling despots. And that’s just the way Russian President Vladimir Putin wants these Winter Games to be. The world’s premier athletes on ice and snow have more to worry about than geopolitics as they plunge into the biggest challenges of their lives on the mountain slopes of the Caucasus and in the wet-paint-fresh arenas on the shores of the Black Sea. But watch out for those Russians on their home turf. A raucous group of Russian athletes had a message for their nearly 3,000 rivals in Sochi, marching through Fisht Stadium singing that they’re “not gonna get us!” Superlatives abounded and the mood soared as Tchaikovsky met pseudo-les- bian pop duo Tatu and their hit, “Not Gonna Get Us.” Russian TV presenter Yana Churikova shouted: “Welcome to the center of the universe!” Yet no amount of cheering could drown out the real world. Fears of terrorism, which have dogged these games since the Putin won them amid controversy seven years ago, were stoked during the ceremony itself. A pas- senger aboard a flight bound for Istanbul said there was a bomb on board and tried to divert the plane to Sochi. Authorities said the plane landed safely in Turkey, and the suspected hijacker — who did not have a bomb — was subdued. The show opened with an embarrassing hiccup, as one of five snowflakes failed to unfurl as planned into the Olympic rings, forcing organizers to jettison a fireworks display and disrupting one of the most symbolic moments in an opening ceremony. That allowed for an old Soviet tradition of whitewashing problems to resurface, as state-run broadcaster Rossiya 1 sub- stituted a shot during from a rehearsal with the rings unfolding successfully into their live broadcast. Also missing from the show: Putin’s repression of dissent and inconsistent security measures at the Olympics, which will take place just a few hundred miles (kilometers) away from the sites of a long-running insurgency and routine militant violence. And the poorly paid migrant workers who helped build up the Sochi site from scratch, the disregard for local residents, the environmental abuse during construction, the pressure on activists, and the huge amounts of Sochi construction money that disappeared to corruption. Some world leaders purposely stayed away but U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and dozens of others were in Sochi for the ceremony. He didn’t mention the very real anger over a Russian law banning gay “propaganda” aimed at minors that is being used to discriminate against gay people. But IOC President Thomas Bach won cheers for addressing it Friday, telling the crowd it’s possible to hold Olympics “with tolerance and without any form of discrimination for whatever reason.” For all the criticism, there was no shortage of pride at the ceremony in what Russia has achieved with these games, after building up an Olympic Park out of swampland. The head of the Sochi organizing committee, Dmitry Chernyshenko, cap- tured the mood of many Russians present when he said, “We’re now at the heart of that dream that became reality. “The games in Sochi are our chance to show the whole world the best of what Russia is proud of. Our hospitality, our achievements, our Russia!” The ceremony presented the Putin’s version of today’s Russia: a country with a rich and complex history emerging confidently from a rocky two decades and now capable of put- ting on a major international sports event. Putin himself was front and center, declaring the games open from his box high above the stadium floor. Earlier, he looked down as the real stars of the games — those athletes, dressed in winter wear of so many national colors to ward off the evening chill and a light dusting of man-made snow — walked onto a satellite image of the earth projected on the floor, the map shifting so the athletes appeared to emerge from their own country. As always, Greece — the birthplace of Olympic competi- tion — came first in the parade of nations. Five new teams, all from warm weather climates, joined the Winter Olympians for the first time. Togo’s flagbearer looked dumbstruck with wonder but those veterans from the Cayman Islands had the style to arrive in shorts! The smallest teams often earned the biggest cheers from the crowd of 40,000, with an enthusiastic 3-person Venezuelan team winning roars of approval as flagbearer and alpine skier Antonio Pardo danced and jumped along to the electronic music. Only neighboring Ukraine, scene of a tense and ongoing standoff between a pro-Russian president and Western-leaning protesters, could compete with those cheers. That is, until the Russians arrived.

with those cheers. That is, until the Russians arrived. Tigers stymie Jays in MAC boys By

Tigers stymie Jays in MAC boys

By LARRY HEIING DHI Correspondent

DELPHOS — The Versailles Tigers boys bas- ketball team had high hopes coming into this season after

grabbing the Division III run- ner-up last year. As the new season unfold- ed, the Tigers were state- ranked with a 8-0 record and had ESPN highlight maker Kyle Ahrens. All that changed on Dec. 28 when Ahrens went up for

a rebound against Anna and

came down in pain on the sidelines with a broken leg. Several Division I schools, including Michigan State, have shown interest in Ahrens but will most likely have to

wait until his senior season to see him play again. There is a saying about there is no “I” in team but the great Michael Jordan said there is an “I” in win. Versailles won the game against Anna to start 9-0 but have lost every game since without their “I-man”, Ahrens,

to fall to 9-7.

The Tigers turned to their defense Friday night at “The Vatican,” grabbing a 40-33 Midwest Athletic Conference triumph. Versailles didn’t seem to miss its injured superstar as they jumped out to a 6-point lead to start the game against the Blue Jays. In fact, the weather outside was cold but inside The Vatican was down- right frigid for the St. John’s offense. The Blue Jays finally got on the scoreboard when senior Eric Clark connected on a baseline jumper with 35 seconds left in the first period. Clark was the only shot-mak- er for the home team in the first period when he hit a pull- up 10-footer to pull his team within 7-4 at the break. The second period didn’t start any better as Evan Philpot grabbed an offensive rebound and put it back, with Clark picking up his second foul. With Clark and his four points heading to the bench in foul trouble, the Tigers jumped out to a 1-4 lead, forcing St. John’s coach Aaron Elwer to

out to a 1-4 lead, forcing St. John’s coach Aaron Elwer to St. John’s junior Tyler

St. John’s junior Tyler Conley rips down a rebound against Versailles Friday night at “The Vatican” in MAC cage play. (Delphos Herald/Randy Shellenbarger)

call timeout with 3:22 left in the first half. With his offense sputtering, Coach Elwer had no choice but to put Clark back in the game. He respond- ed for his coach by hitting a 3-pointer to pull the Jays closer. Damien Richard con- verted a pair of free throws for Versailles after Tyler Conley picked up his second foul and the Tigers led 15-7. The Jays came alive when they picked up the tempo getting the ball down the floor against the Versailles pressure. Evan Hays found Jake Csukker under the bucket for two. Ryan Koester hit a baseline jumper with the Jays in attack mode and the lead was down to four points. Jace Barga connected for a bucket for Versailles and Clark answered with a banker before the half ended with St. John’s down 17-13. After the break, the 6-4 Richard muscled his way to the bucket for his eighth point of the

contest. Koester hit a triple from the corner and the Jays seemed fired up on the floor. Defensive pressure by the Jays forced a pair of turnovers. Andy Grothouse got the assist to Koester for a reverse layup to cut the Tiger lead to one. Grothouse scored his first points on a fast break and gave the Jays their first lead of the night with 3:30 to play in the third. St. John’s continued to play at a fast pace in transition as Clark found Csukker again under the bucket for two and Grothouse nailed a triple at the buzzer to give the Jays a 25-20 lead. St. John’s got its biggest lead of the game at seven with 6:05 to play when Clark drove to the glass for two. Versailles went on a 13-0 run, capital- izing on three steals during the outburst. Grothouse ended the Tigers’ run with a triple and the Jays trailed 33-30 with 2:01

to play. Richard continued to torment the Jays with another score inside. After made free throws by both teams, Hays got the Jays within four points with a steal and bucket but Versailles converted their free throws in the final minute to earn a physical victory. Richard accounted for almost half of the Tiger offense with 19 points. The Blue Jays also had one player in double digits as Clark scored 11. The status of his injured Ahrens is week to week, according to head coach Scott McEldowney. On the glass, Versailles pulled down 26 rebounds to 23 boards for the Jays. St. John’s committed 12 turn- overs, Versailles only seven. The junior varsity played like the varsity by also surren- dering a 7-point fourth-quar-

ter lead as the Tigers hit triples

to pull out a 50-41 victory.

The Blue Jays were led by Tim Kreeger’s 13 points and Austin Heiing added 11. The next action for the Blue Jays is a rescheduled game at home against Van Wert Tuesday.

VARSITY VERSAILLES (40) Ryan Knapke 1-0-3, Jace Barga 1-2-4, Kyle Rutschilling 2-0-5,

Damien Richard 7-5-19, Evan Philpot 3-3-9. Totals 14-10/16-40. ST. JOHN’S (33) Andy Grothouse 3-0-8, Evan Hays 1-0-2, Eric Clark 5-0-11, Ben Wrasman 0-0-0, Aaron Hellman 0-0- 0, Ryan Koester 3-1-8, Tyler Conley 0-0-0, Jake Csukker 2-0-4. Totals


Score by Quarters:

Versailles 7-10-3-20 - 40 St. John’s 4-9-12-8 - 33 Three-point goals: Versailles, Knapke, Rutschilling; St. John’s, Grothouse 2, Clark, Koester.


JUNIOR VARSITY VERSAILLES (50) Jared Niekamp 1-1-3, Logan Rodrigues 1-0-3, Griffen Riegle 3-6- 12, Austin Knapke 3-5-14, Nicholas Stonebraker 2-1-5, Collin Peters 1-0- 2, Carl Klamar 1-4-6, Justin Marshal 2-1-5, Totals 14-18/26-50. ST. JOHN’S (41) Gage Seffernick 0-1-1, Aaron Reindel 0-1-1, Ryan Hellman 2-0-4, Josh Warnecke 2-0-6, Wyatt Nagel 0-0-0, Robby Saine 1-2-5, Tim Kreeger 6-1-13, Austin Heiing 4-3- 11, Jesse Ditto 0-0-0, Jaret Jackson 0-0-0. Totals 15-8/13-41. Score by Quarters:

Versailles 7-11-10-22 - 50 St. John’s 5-14-16-6 - 41 Three-point goals: Versailles, Knapke 3, Rodrigues; St. John’s,Warnecke 2, Saine.


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Deer-archery season ended Sunday, bringing all deer hunting seasons to a close. Ohio hunters checked 191,459 white-tailed deer during the 2013-2014 hunting season for all implements. Hunters checked 218,910 deer during the 2012-2103 hunting season. This expected decline in the deer hunter harvest comes following several years of liberal bag limits and deer regulations, which helped bring Ohio’s white-tailed deer population closer to target levels. “This year’s white-tailed deer harvest indicates we are on target to maintain a high-quality deer herd,” said ODNR Division of Wildlife Chief Scott Zody. “Ohio remains one of the best deer hunting states in the nation.” The DOW remains committed to properly

managing Ohio’s deer populations through a com- bination of regulatory and programmatic changes. The goal of Ohio’s Deer Management Program is to provide a deer population that maximizes recre- ational opportunities, while minimizing conflicts with landowners and motorists. This ensures that Ohio’s deer herd is maintained at a level that is both acceptable to most and biologically sound. Until recently, the populations in nearly all of Ohio’s counties were above their target numbers. In the last few years, through increased harvests, dramatic strides have been made in many counties to bring those populations closer toward their goal. Once a county’s deer population is near goal, harvest regulations are adjusted to maintain the population near that goal.

A statewide hearing on all of the proposed rules will be held at the ODNR Division of Wildlife’s District One office at 9 a.m. March 6. The office is located at 1500 Dublin Road, Columbus, Ohio 43215. Council meetings are open to the public. Individuals who want to provide comments on a topic that is currently being considered by council are asked to preregister at least two days prior to the meeting by calling 614-265-6304. All com- ments are required to be three minutes or less. ——— Ohio Deer Season closes with more than 191,000 Harvested


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Horowitz presided over 12 days of hearings last fall high- lighted by Rodriguez’s deci- sion not to testify. Horowitz concluded on Jan. 11 there was “clear and convincing evi- dence” Rodriguez used three banned substances over the course of three years — human growth hormone, testosterone and Insulin-like growth factor 1. Horowitz also ruled A-Rod

twice tried to obstruct base- ball’s investigation, but he nonetheless reduced the sus- pension to 162 games plus the 2014 postseason after weigh- ing it against baseball’s “just cause” standard. Rodriguez sued MLB and the union two days later in federal court in Manhattan, claiming the arbitration process was flawed. But the Supreme Court has established narrow grounds for overturning arbi-

trator’s decisions, and legal experts said Rodriguez had virtually no chance of suc- ceeding in his attempt to have Horowitz’s decision vacated. Without making any admis- sions, Rodriguez’s lawyers filed notices of dismissal in both cases Friday. MLB issued a low-key statement calling the decision to end the litigation “prudent.” “We believe that Mr. Rodriguez’s actions show his

desire to return the focus to the play of our great game on the field and to all of the positive attributes and actions of his fellow major league players,” the sport said. “We share that desire.” Rodriguez had angered many

of his fellow players by suing his

own union in an attempt to avoid

a suspension. Withdrawing the

lawsuits was perhaps the start

of mending relationships with fellow players.


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The 22-year-old, who also got married last year, hasn’t recaptured the winning formula since becoming the youngest win- ner of NASCAR’s biggest race at 20. In fact, he’s only had two Top 10 finishes in his other 45 starts, one of them coming at Talladega in 2012. Nowhere near old enough to be a has- been, he’s still in the early stages of a career that happened to start in stirring fashion. “He’s 22, he’s just getting started,” team co-owner Len Wood said. “Fortunately for him, he started with a bang.

“It was only his second-ever start. That was a big deal when it happened and if we get him another one, that could be equally as big.” Bayne will return to Daytona International Speedway in a couple of weeks for the Feb. 23 race. The restrictor plate races are a prior- ity for The Wood Brothers. They tested at Daytona earlier and then spent two days working the car around the tri-oval at Talladega, running solo on Thursday. Since he won’t be competing in every Sprint Cup race, Bayne will face extra pres- sure in NASCAR’s overhauled qualifying

sessions to make sure he makes the field in his scheduled events. “That’s why we came down here,” said Eddie Wood, co-owner of the team with his brother. “To us as an older race team, the Daytona 500 is the biggest race of the year and the biggest of all. Everybody looks at it that way but I think we take it to another level. That’s basically why we came down here. We went to Daytona in January and tested and had a really good test. “Coming down here just kind of fills in some blanks that we had so that when we do unload at Daytona you don’t feel like you left anything on the table.”


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Spencerville finished with 20 boards (9 offensive) and 14 fouls. “We played very well offen- sively all game,” Sensabaugh added. “We moved the ball around and knocked down open shots. We did everything in the world to win offen- sively; I was just disappointed with the defense.” Jefferson compiled 26 boards (11 offensive) and 17 fouls.

In junior varsity action, Jefferson grabbed a 51-44 tri- umph. Pacing the Wildcats (10-7, 2-5) were 14 each from Josh Teman and Ryan Goergens and 10 by Drew Reiss. For the Bearcats (3-13), Damien Corso had 12 and Keaton Gillispie 10. Both return to action tonight: Jefferson at Fort Jennings and Spencerville hosting the tall trees of Marion Local.



Mason Nourse 4-0-11, Jacob Meyer 0-0-0, Zach Goecke 10-6-26, Ben Bowers 6-4-18, Dakota Prichard 5-4-16, Bailey Croft 3-0-6, Griffen Croft 0-0-0, Jon Long 1-0-2. Totals


JEFFERSON (70) Jace Stockwell 3-0-8, Josh Teman 0-0-0, Austin Jettinghoff 1-0-3, Ross Thompson 5-1-11, Trey Smith 14-9-41, Tyler Mox 0-0-0, Nick Fitch 0-0-0, Tyler Rice 3-0-7. Totals 18-8-10/12-70. Score by Quarters:

Spencerville 14 20 20 25 - 79 Jefferson 22 19 12 17 - 70 Three-point goals: Spencerville, Nourse 3, Bowers 2, Prichard 2; Jefferson, Smith 4, Stockwell 2, Jettinghoff, Rice. ——

JUNIOR VARSITY SPENCERVILLE (44) David Wisher 4-0-9. Damiel Corso 5-1-12, Grant Goecke 2-0-4, Gage Goecke 0-2-2, Keaton Gillispie 3-4-10, Chandler Schrolucke 2-0-4, Nick Freewalt 1-0-3. Totals 14-3-


JEFFERSON (51) Drew Reiss 3-3-10, Josh Teman 3-7-14, Cole Arroyo 0-0-0, Ryan Goergens 7-0-14, Kyle Wreede 0-0- 0, Grant Wallace 1-2-4, Nick Long 1-1-3, Drake Schmitt 1-4-6. Totals


Score by Quarters:

Spencerville 11 13 11 9 - 44 Jefferson 11 15 12 13 - 51 Three-point goals: Spencerville, Corso, Wisher, Freewalt; Jefferson, Reiss, Teman.


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By Bernice Bede Osol

The Herald – 9 Tomorrow’s Horoscope By Bernice Bede Osol SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2014 will help


will help you get more done without interference from others. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Consider all your alternatives, but rely on your intuition when it comes to making a choice. A personal relationship will improve if each party maintains equal responsibilities.

Adaptability will be what counts in the near future. Adjusting to your surroundings will make life easier and give you a better perspective

Summon your willpower and

regarding future possibilities. Building use your intuition in order to move

from an unhappy situation to a new

greater confidence and belief in

your abilities will help you achieve beginning filled with opportunity. Your

stress will be lessened if you refuse

encounters will improve your outlook. to let others take advantage of you.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- Strive to be more active. Join a gym or sign up for an activity that will get you moving and motivated. Don’t let your emotions interfere with your goals. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20)

-- Listen to others’ suggestions and Expand your horizons by reading,

concerns. Channel your energy into home-improvement projects or anything that will raise the value of your assets or what you have to offer others. ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Take action and do whatever you can to

raise your profile or encourage a better lifestyle. Look for any opportunity that

will improve your relationship with the

people you love most. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Don’t allow someone’s stubborn attitude to stand in your way. Put your differences aside and take part in an activity or event that can help you re- establish your reputation or position. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Keep

a level head and pursue interests that

will help you gain the most ground hard work will bring positive results.

personally or professionally. Physical

work will bring you the greatest can avoid an emotionally challenging

GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You

a comfortable lifestyle. Romantic

allows you to act independently.

Avoiding interference will be half your battle. Lie low. CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Spend your day doing things that make you happy. Keeping on top of personal needs will help decrease your stress. Pamper yourself or purchase something that will boost your spirits. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Your leadership qualities will complement your skills in terms of what you have

to offer a group, project or cause. Find

a task that appeals to you and utilize

your talents to the fullest. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You will be frustrated if you rely on others to help you get ahead. Use your own means and methods to forge a successful path, and pay attention to detail and the fine print. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -- You

are an intelligent and gifted individual. However, doubts and indecision will hold you back. Believe in yourself, and you will succeed. Don’t let negativity bog you down. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- It’s time to get back to a strict routine and a proper diet. Taking care of your health is important if you want to be successful in life. Show determination

in order to win.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- Today will be emotionally taxing, requiring everything you’ve got. Don’t be upset by criticism -- take it as a chance to make improvements. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

-- Be aware of the events happening around you. Take an opportunity to make a life- changing decision that will turn a negative into a positive. Overcome your fears and take a chance.

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Focus and determination will help you accomplish your goals in the coming year. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- Let your creativity lead the way. Be proud to display your capabilities.

listening or interacting with intellectual people. Utilize your creative energy. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- Your opinions are best kept to yourself if you want to avoid misunderstandings. Remaining quiet will give you the chance to strategize and to develop a sound course of action. ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- A sure way to boost your spirits is to get together with friends and enjoy a pleasant trip or activity. Take a break from worry and tension. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Change is needed in your life. Make your feelings known, and collaborate with friends or co-workers to achieve

the improvements you desire. Your

situation if you make a plan that

satisfaction. CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Look for ways and means to improve your life and your looks. Take the initiative to try new things and to make new connections. Sharing your findings will encourage friendships. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- A change

of pace will help to establish what you

can and can’t accomplish. Don’t take

on something that will hinder your

own dreams. Speak up and make a statement. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Take

your time and go over fine details that can give you a better view of a situation. Understanding what’s best

for everyone involved will help you

make a good decision.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -- Listen

to suggestions and pick up information

that can help you put together a plan

for success. Your ability to reason will

help you mediate a tough situation.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22)

-- Look, see and do your best to

accommodate those requiring your

assistance. Lending a helping hand

will ensure that you continue to have a

say in whatever personal or domestic decisions are considered. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- Step out of the spotlight if you don’t want to be judged by what you say or do. An introspective approach

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Full H'se






Resident Evil

Resident Evil















Big Bang

Big Bang

Big Bang

Big Bang