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Monday, March 3, 2014

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Delphos City Council will meet in regular session at 7 p.m. today. Items on the agenda include first readings of the permanent 2014 Budget and the ODOT Bridge Inspection Program; and second readings of employee health insurance tax increase and water- and sewer-rate increase ordinances.

DELPHOS — Tim Zerkel knew as a child that music was going to be a very important part of his life. He is a self-taught guitar player, luthier (someone who makes or repairs lutes and Jays, Bulldogs offering other string instruments) and tutors students with guitar lessons at the Delphos Area Art District boys ticket sales Guild (DAAG) and at his shop. Both the St. John’s and At the age of 14, he began playing in Elida athletic departments bands and as an adult, he has attended guitar have announced times for workshops and studied with a jazz guitarist. the pre-sale for their District In 2005, he graduated from Roberto Venn boys semifinal matchups. School of Luthiery in Phoenix, Ariz. For the Jays, who play Zerkel said one of his strongest childhood Miller City in the second game (8 p.m.) Tuesday at Elida in memories is when his mom constantly sang Division IV, tickets will be in the house. sold in the high school office “She sang everything from songs of her from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. childhood to the latest rock and pop songs,” and 7-7:30 p.m. today and he said. “My aunt also played the piano and 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday. sang.” The game is a split session. When he was young, Zerkel was musically Tournament ticket policy inspired by the Modern Jazz Quartet, a group is all season tickets will be highlighted on the Today Show. punched and no tickets will “That looks like fun!” he said to himself be sold in the grade school. back then. Elida, which will play the See RHYTHM, page 10 He said inspiration for his music depends 6:15 p.m. game Wednesday at Liberty-Benton in D-II, will sell their pre-sale tix in the Athletic Office from 5:30-7 p.m. today; and from 11:30 BY NANCY SPENCER a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday. Herald Editor Adult tickets are $6 nspencer@delphosherald.com and student’s $4; all tickets at the gates are $6. DEPHOS — Seven German cultural exchange students still Forecast need host families, according to Partly cloudy coordinator Rick Hanser. this morning Eight German students — then becomfive boys and three girls — ing mostly have expressed interest in visitsunny. Cold ing Delphos for several months and mostly later in the year. clear tonight. The exact dates have yet Highs around 15 and lows to be set but students genernear zero with wind chills ally arrive in late July or early Busche Darijtschuk -5 to -15. See page 2. August and stay until midDecember. My name is Lukas and his hobbies are playing socStudents can attend either Darijtschuk. I am 13 years old cer and playing tennis. He is Index and I live in Verl. My hobbies an altar boy at church. I also Obituaries 2 Jefferson or St. John’s. Any interested host fami- are playing soccer, playing golf have a little sister. Her name is State/Local 3 lies should contact Hanser at and meeting my friends. I have Cornelia and she is 7 years old. Announcements 4 419-695-1876 or by email at been playing soccer since I was She likes playing handball and Community 5 friendshiplink@roadrunner. 4 years old and now I play as golf and meeting her friends. Sports 6-7 com. He will have full bios for a goalie in the team “under My mother Andrea is 40 years Classifieds 8 potential families to view and 14/boys of 2000” of the local old. She is a homemaker now will be happy to answer any soccer club SC Verl. At the but she worked as a teacher for Television 9 questions. Golfclub Gutersloh I play golf grade 1-4. She likes reading and World briefs 10 Here are the letters the stu- in the junior team. I started in cooking. My father Niklas is 41 dents have written to their pro- 2009 and my current handicap years old and he is a Senior Vice President Controlling. He is 18.5. spective host families: I have two siblings. My works for the media company brother Thomas is 11 years old Bertelsmann. His hobbies are Dear guest family,

Signup for youth baseball/softball is set for 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday and March 15 at Franklin Elementary School. Fees are payable at that time. A parent or guardian must sign the registration form. Boys wishing to play in the 7/8-year-old Junior Baseball; 9- to 12-year-old Minor/City leagues; and 12- to 15-year-old Pony League must sign up. Any 9/10-year-old with a birth date between May 1, 2003, and April 30, 2005, must bring a birth certificate or other proof of age. Girls who attended grades 2-8 during the 2013-14 school year are eligible for softball. Those wishing to play must sign up on these dates. No late registration is allowed. Forms may be picked up at the schools. Children eligible for Knothole League include boys ages 5-6 and girls who attended kindergarten or first grade during the current school year. There is no fee but a registration form must be completed.

Baseball/softball signup set
Delphos Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Tara Krendl presents First Financial Bank representative Michelle Schafer with the bank’s certificate marking its 150 years in business. Others marking business milestones were JoAn Smith with H&R Block (60 years) and Ameriprise Financial (120 years) and Delphos Gina Csukker, second from right, can’t believe her luck at the craps table during the St. John’s (170 years). (Delphos Herald/Nancy Spencer) chamber’s Mardi Gras and Casino Night Saturday at the K of C Hall. BY NANCY SPENCER Herald Editor nspencer@delphosherald.com DELPHOS —More than 100 Delphos Area Chamber of Commerce members celebrated Mardi Gras and enjoyed casino games during the annual dinner. The event was the freshman effort of Delphos Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Tara Krendl and was well-received. “Tara is just finishing her first year as the executive director and she’s stepped up and is doing a great job,” returning Chamber President Denny Klausing said Saturday. “She’s working hard to provide more benefits to members and keep the chamber an integral part of the community.” Additional board of directors members include Vice President Janet Metzger (Westrich Furniture); Treasurer Jen Edelbrock (EdelbrockReitz, LLC), Donna Landin (US Bank), Jason Buettner (Fischer Plumbing & Heating), Clint Gable (Elite Naturescapes), Rick Miller (Kilpatrick-Miller Group), Jennifer Moenter (Ameriprise Financial), Dr. Jacob Mohr (Mohr Smiles, Inc.), Doug Milligan (Bunge) and newly-elected member Cheryl Stocke (Flowers on Fifth). Ken Mueller was honored as a retiring board member. Fellow retiring member Andy Mox was not in attendance. Following a short program honoring business milestones, the crowd enjoyed music and casino games. See CHAMBER, page 10


Zerkel finds his life’s rhythm
BY STEPHANIE GROVES Staff Writer sgroves@delphosherald.com

on what “hat” he is wearing. “As a musician and playing in front of people, inspiration is watching their enjoyment. As a teacher, inspiration is seeing my students accomplish things they never thought they could,” he added. “As a repairman, inspiration is making an instrument look and sound as good as it possibly can.” Zerkel enjoys both performing and teaching and has had some memorable responses to his work. “When playing in a band, it is always great at the end of the night when patrons don’t want you to quit playing,” he explained. “As a teacher, it is very special to see the look on a student’s face when they have been struggling with something and finally can play it.” Zerkel feels there are many integral facets to the work of any artist. He believes people have to have a passion for whatever it is they do to be able to do it well. “As a guitarist, I constantly play and challenge myself to become better and learn more. As a repairman, I have to have patience and pay close attention to detail,” he stated. “As a teacher, I have to have a lot of patience and be encouraging when they [students] get discouraged.”

Seven German cultural exchange students still need host families


playing soccer and golf. He is a member of the local Rotary club. I have two guinea pigs, which I have to feed and clean. The first is Daisy. She is 4 years old and white. The second is Clarabella. She is 2 years old and brown. My best friend is Max. He is 13 years old and he also likes playing football. Every morning we go to school by bike together. I visited the United States and Canada with my fam-


ily for summer vacation. We have been to British Columbia, Ontario and Florida. We had many exchange students at our home that came from different countries to Germany. They told me that it is very interesting to see a new country and to learn how the people in the country live. A friend of mine, Phillip, is now in the United States, Sarasota (Florida), and he told me that it is great to be there. There are many reasons why I would like to go to Delphos: As I visited America some times for vacation, I like to live there for a couple of months in a family. I think it would be a very interesting and new experience. I heard that Delphos is similar to Verl, small and friendly. I want to see how families in America live and what they do all day long. I want to improve my English. And last but not least, I want to find new friends. Yours, Lukas Darijtschuk See EXCHANGE, page 10

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For The Record
At approximately 4:27 p.m. Tuesday, a Delphos Police officer on duty observed a vehicle with a known registration violation being operated in the 800 block of South Main Street. Due to this, a traffic stop was conducted on the vehicle. The officer made contact with the driver, 31-year-old David Strause II of Delphos. A check of Strause’s driving status revealed he was driving on a suspended license. S t r a u s s e ’s vehicle was impounded and Strause II he was issued a citation for noncompliance suspension and the registration violation. Strause will appear in Lima Municipal Court to face the charges. At 11:12 p.m. Tuesday, a traffic stop was conducted on a vehicle after the driver committed a traffic offense. Officers made contact with the driver, Amber Lee Worl, 35, of Delphos. During the investigation, officers found Worl’s driving status was failure to reinstate. Officers also found that Worl had an active warrant out of Mercer County for non-payment of child support. Worl was taken into custody and was transported to the Van Wert County Jail to await pickup by Mercer C o u n t y Sheriff ’s office. Worl will appear in Van Wert Municipal Court to face the charge of failure to reinstate her drivWorl er’s license. On Wednesday, Stephen Hummer II, 44, of Delphos came to the Delphos Police Department to turn himself in on an active warrant out of Allen County for non-payment of child support. Hummer was taken into custody and was transported to the Allen County Jail by a Sheriff’s deputy. Hummer II At 3:45 p.m. on Thursday, Delphos police took a report of a theft incident that had occurred at a residence in the 400 block of South Main Street. The victim told officers he had left for work in the afternoon and returned home early the next morning to find items were removed from his residence. This incident is currently under investigation by the Detective Bureau. At 5:35 p.m. Thursday, the Delphos Police Department took a complaint of an altercation that had taken place on Wednesday in the 600 block of West Clime Street. The victim did not wish to pursue charges, but requested that the suspect be served with a criminal trespass notice. Officers did locate the suspect and served him Neuman with the notice advising him not to return to the victim’s residence. At approximately 8:52 p.m. Friday, officers on patrol observed a motorist commit a traffic violation. The officers initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle and made contact with the driver, 29-year-old Chad Neuman of Delphos. A check of Neuman’s driving status revealed that he had a suspended driver’s license. He was taken into custody and transported to the Delphos Police Department, where he was issued a citation for an in-state drug offense suspension as well as the traffic violation. Neuman was later released and will appear in Van Wert Municipal Court to face the charges.


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Vol. 143 No. 186

Robert E. ‘Bob’ McConnahea
Nov. 20, 1930 March 1, 2014

One Year Ago Jefferson senior Colin McConnahea came a long way. From a sub-.500 freshman season for then-coach Jeff Rex in 2009-10 to a seventh-place finish – beating Heath’s Gunner Loughman 6-0 Saturday after besting the same senior 7-1 in the championship preliminaries Thursday – at the 2012-13 OHSAA State Wrestling Championships, McConnahea ended his high school career on the podium. 25 Years Ago – 1989 Seven members of the Delphos Rotary Club received the Paul Harris Fellow Awards. They were Dr. Ralph Best, Vince Metzner, Mel Westrich, Lou Scherger, Dr. Earl Morris, Dr. Burl Morris and Arnold Scott. The award is given in appreciation of tangible and significant assistance given for furtherance of better understanding and friendly relations between peoples of the world. The Elida Lady Bulldogs moved one step closer to every basketball player’s dream, the state tournament, as the Allen County school drilled the Teays Valley Vikings 66-46 Wednesday evening in the semifinals of the Ashland College Division II Regional. Junior Cindy Baker’s game-high 23 points led the 21-4 Bulldogs on the evening as Elida now advances to the finals Saturday against Watkins Memorial. Gary Kesler of Elida Future Farmers of America and Dan Sullivan, auctioneer, participated in the recent “slave auction” held by Elida FFA. Forty-five members and one of the organizations were sold to area farmers and businesses. Proceeds of the auction will be used to help pay for the organization’s annual banquet. 50 Years Ago – 1964 Joe Brenneman of Delphos has been elected president of Allen County Junior Fair Board. A senior at Jefferson High School, he is a member of Delphos Future Farmers of America and Zion Boys 4-H Club. Other junior fair board officers are Kenneth Rex of Cridersville, vice president; Sandy Shook of Lima, secretary; and Gary Emrick of Cridersville. Fort Amanda Chapter DAR met Saturday at the home of Mrs. Ralph Lewis of Elida. Following the business meeting, an invitation was read from the hostess of Waldschmidt House to visit that historic old place near Milford. The old stone house was built in 1804 by Christian Waldschmidt, one of the first paper manufacturers in this part of Ohio. The Lincolnview Lancers pulled one of the big upsets of the Ohio tournament trail Saturday night when they downed the highly toted Coldwater Cavaliers 54-52 in overtime in the Celina Sectional. Lincolnview, by winning, became lower bracket champ of the Celina Sectional and will join Celina Immaculate Conception as representatives to the Lima Class A District. 75 Years Ago – 1939 Mayor D. L. Baringer received a call Thursday from Van Wert County Surveyor J. F. Mollenkopf stating that he had definite word that a Civilian Conservation Corps drainage camp will be located in Delphos in the near future. It was stated that the CCC officials had already made a preliminary investigation of a site near the Delphos sewage disposal plant and found that if offered just about everything required for the camp site. Many Delphos fans are planning to attend the sectional tournament at Shawnee Thursday night in order to lend their moral support to St. John’s cagers who are to play the Elida aggregation, Allen County tourney victors. Coach Dick Trame will take 10 men to Shawnee. They are Grothouse, Klausing, Huysman, Grewe, Ditto, Vonderembse, Lisk, Wiechart, J. Clark and E. Clark. The members of the Women’s Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church convened in monthly session at the home of Mrs. Clark Van Meter on East Jackson Street Wednesday afternoon. Mrs. Mack Harter was the assistant hostess. The devotionals were in charge of Ada Thornell. The spiritual life lesson was given by Mrs. E. Burnett. Mrs. Ed. Becker presented the lesson. On March 11, the members will hold a bake sale at Grant’s Store.

In 1845, Florida became the 27th state. Today is Monday, March 3, the In 1849, the U.S. Department of the 62nd day of 2014. There are 303 days Interior was established. left in the year. In 1894, British Prime Minister Today’s Highlight in History: William Gladstone submitted his resOn March 3, 1974, a Turkish ignation to Queen Victoria, ending his Airlines DC-10 crashed shortly after fourth and final premiership. takeoff from Orly Airport in Paris, In 1913, more than 5,000 suffragists killing all 346 people on board. A marched down Pennsylvania Avenue in faulty cargo door had blown open, Washington D.C., a day before the presiresulting in sudden decompression dential inauguration of Woodrow Wilson. that caused part of the jetliner’s floor In 1923, Time magazine, founded to collapse, severely damaging the by Briton Hadden and Henry R. Luce, plane’s control cables. made its debut. On this date: In 1931, “The Star-Spangled Banner” became the national anthem of the NOTICE OF ELECTION & United States as President Herbert Hoover signed a congressional resolution. In 1934, bank robber John Dillinger escaped from the Lake County Jail in

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Crown Point, Ind., along with another prisoner, Herbert Youngblood. In 1943, in London’s East End, 173 people died in a crush of bodies at the Bethnal Green tube station, which was being used as a wartime air raid shelter. In 1945, the Allies fully secured the Philippine capital of Manila from Japanese forces during World War II. In 1969, Apollo 9 blasted off from Cape Kennedy on a mission to test the lunar module. In 1985, coal miners in Britain voted to end a year-long strike that proved to be the longest and most violent walkout in British history. In 1991, motorist Rodney King was severely beaten by Los Angeles police officers in a scene captured on amateur video. Twenty-five people were killed when a United Airlines Boeing 737200 crashed while approaching the Colorado Springs airport. Ten years ago: Multnomah County, Ore., began issuing same-sex marriage licenses. The Walt Disney Co.’s board voted to strip Michael Eisner of his chairman’s post while retaining him as CEO.

Robert E. “Bob” McConnahea, 83, of Delphos died at 11:21 a.m. Saturday at St. Rita’s Medical Center. He was born Nov. 20, 1930, in Mechanicsburg to Robert and Rosa (Gordon) McConnahea, who preceded him in death. He married Mary (Wibley) McConnahea on Jan. 11, 1957. She survives in Spencerville. Other survivors include four sons, Mark (Kathy) McConnahea of Carson City, Nev., Tim (Chris) McConnahea of Delphos, Brian (Terri) McConnahea of Russells Point and R. Neal (Jennifer) McConnahea of Delphos; a daughter, Jeanne (Mike) Osting of Delphos; 20 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Eloise Wenger; and three brothers, James McConnahea, Edward McConnahea and Roger McConnahea. Bob retired from Fruehauf after many years of service as a welder. He was an Army veteran for six years serving in a tank company during the Korean War. He was also qualified as a mortar marksman earning the Good Conduct Medal and National Defense Service Medal. He was in the Army National Guard and ROTC. Being a patriot was a part of Robert’s life and earned him induction into the Color Guard Hall of Fame. He was a member of the American Legion Post 268 Delphos and a founding member of Rolling Thunder Ohio chapter 6. First off, Robert loved a good cup of coffee. He was an excellent fisherman, landing many big ones. He was a very skilled woodworker and craftsman, making rocking horses, carousels and dream catchers. His true love was his family, especially his grandchildren, and passing his lessons on to them. He also loved a good long walk. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Harter and Schier Funeral Home with the Rev. David Howell officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Cemetery, with military grave rites by the Delphos Veteran’s Council. Visitation will be 2-8 p.m. Tuesday and one hour prior to Wednesday’s funeral services at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Community Health Professionals or the VA Food Bank. To leave online condolences for the family, visit www.harterandschier.com.

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ST. RITA’S A girl was born Feb. 28 to Kassandra and Neil Brotherwood of Delphos. A girl was born Feb. 28 to Amber SRP and Thomas Thompson of Spencerville.


WEATHER FORECAST Tri-county Associated Press TODAY : Partly cloudy in the morning then becoming mostly sunny. Highs around 15. North winds 5 to 15 mph. Wind chills 5 below to 15 below zero in the morning. TO N I G H T : Cold. Mostly clear through midnight then becoming partly cloudy. Lows near zero. Northeast winds around 5 mph through midnight becoming light and variable. T U E S D AY : Partly cloudy in the morning then becoming mostly cloudy. Highs in the lower 20s. Southwest winds around 5 mph. TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY : Mostly cloudy. Lows around 10. Highs in the mid 20s. WEDNESDAY NIGHT : Partly cloudy. Lows 10 to 15. T H U R S D AY AND THURSDAY NIGHT : Mostly clear. Highs in the lower 30s. Lows 15 to 20. FRIDAY : Partly cloudy. Highs around 40. F R I D AY NIGHT: Partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of snow. Lows in the mid 20s. SATURDAY : Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of snow. Highs in the upper 30s.


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Food, Faith & Fun! set
Information submitted ELIDA — Food, Faith & Fun! will be held at 5:30 p.m. March 16 at Immanuel United Methodist Church. The menu will be homemade turkey noodle soup, tossed salad, applesauce, cookies and beverages. Activities for the children include story time and Resurrection Eggs! This event is open to the public and we would love to have you join us. Bring your friends and neighbors to this fun, family event. If you have any questions regarding this event, please contact the church at 419-3312366. The Immanuel United Methodist Church is located at 699 Sunnydale Avenue, Elida.


Department of Insurance encourages preparedness for volatile spring weather
Spring Severe Weather Awareness Week March 2-8
Information submitted COLUMBUS – Lieutenant Governor and Department of Insurance Director Mary Taylor is asking Ohioans to take steps during Spring Severe Weather Awareness Week this week to ensure they are adequately protected during this volatile weather season, capable of producing flooding, thunderstorms, damaging winds and tornadoes. “Spring in Ohio can bring dangerous and damaging weather which is why it is imperative Ohioans take steps now to protect themselves,” Taylor said. “Ohio has endured a number of severe weather events in recent years demonstrating you can never be too prepared to protect your possessions and have the insurance coverage that best meets your needs.” Taylor said Ohioans should meet with their insurance agent to make sure they have adequate insurance for their properties, vehicles and other possessions, and to assess the need for flood insurance. Flood insurance is not included in a typical homeowner’s and renter’s policy. It’s instead made available by a federal program. There is a 30-day waiting period before coverage becomes effective. You should also inquire with your agent if coverage for damage caused by a sewer or drain back-up is available and appropriate to add to your policy. Advance Insurance Planning Tips: — Be sure you have adequate insurance coverage and deductibles that are reasonable for your needs. — Damage caused by rain, hail, lightning and tornadoes are generally covered by a standard homeowner’s insurance policy and an auto insurance policy’s “comprehensive” or “other than collision” coverage. — Call your agent or the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) at 1-888-379-9531 and visit www. floodsmart.gov to learn more about flood insurance — Download the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) home inventory app from the Apple App Store or GooglePlay. A paper version is available at www.insurance.ohio.gov. Include as many details as you need and take photos of your possessions. Post Storm Recovery and Insurance Tips: — Call your insurance agent or company as soon as you can. Be sure your agent knows how to contact you, especially if you have to move out of your home. — Take reasonable steps to prevent additional damage if permitted by public safety authorities and if you will not endanger yourself. — Closely inspect your property and cars for damage. Note and photograph any damage. — If required to seek temporary housing, check your homeowner’s insurance policy for “loss of use” coverage. — Be sure everything is considered in your claim. Back up claims with written estimates. How to Avoid Contractor Fraud: — Obtain a list of reputable contractors from your insurance company, the Better Business Bureau or a specialized consumer organization. — Contact multiple contractors and obtain more than one estimate. — Do not allow a contractor to inspect your property when you are not home. — If you give a contractor permission to inspect your property, personally watch them conduct the inspection. — Obtain the terms and conditions of the project in writing. — Avoid signing a contract until the document is reviewed fully and/or discuss the terms of the contract with a legal representative or a trusted adviser. — Pay the contractor by check or credit card, rather than in cash, and do not pay in full until all work has been finished. Ohioans can visit the Department’s Severe Weather Awareness Toolkit, consumer publications, tip sheets and more at www.insurance.ohio.gov and call1800-686-1526 with insurance questions. Those who have been victimized by contractor fraud should contact the Department’s fraud hotline at 1-800686-1527. You can follow the Ohio Department of Insurance on Facebook and on twitter @OHInsurance. Visit www.weathersafety.ohio.gov for important weather safety information produced by the Ohio Committee for Severe Weather Awareness.


Relentless winter delays state’s maple syrup season

Homes sought for cats of woman killed by dogs

DAYTON (AP) — Many of the cats cared for by an Ohio woman who police say was fatally mauled by two dogs have been put up for adoption at an animal shelter. The Animal Resource Center in Dayton said it is waiving adoption fees for the cats that Kalona Richey was caring for when she died Feb. 7. The 57-year-old woman’s family asked that people adopt a pet in her memory. The Dayton Daily News reports that Richey was caring for as many as 50 cats when she died. Police have said Richey was mauled by her neighbor’s mixed-breed dogs. She was found unclothed in front of her house, her coat apparently torn off by the dogs that were later fatally shot by responding officers.

Demolition work on U.S. 224 bridge delayed
Traffic patterns on Interstate 75, U.S. 224 to change next week
Information submitted LIMA — The first anticipated closure of the U.S. 224 bridge over Interstate 75 in Findlay has been delayed and is now tentatively scheduled for this weekend when the south half of the existing bridge will be demolished. The demolition was originally scheduled to begin last Friday evening. Beginning Friday, the U.S. 224 bridge will close while demolition of the southern half of the bridge occurs. During demolition, the ramps at the interchange will essentially become the lanes of I-75 as traffic on the interstate will be directed up and over the ramps. This will begin at 9 p.m. Friday and continue until 6 a.m. March 10 at which time the bridge will reopen. During that weekend, access across the bridge on U.S. 224, access to U.S. 224 from I-75, and access to all ramps to and from I-75 will be prohibited. Traffic on U.S. 224 will be detoured to Ohio 12 and Ohio 235. Traffic wishing to enter or exit I-75 from U.S. 224 will be directed to the Ohio 12 or County Road 99 interchanges. Beginning next week, U.S. 224 will be reduced to one lane in each direction from just west of I-75 to Broad Avenue. Also at that time, traffic on the bridge will be shifted to the north half of the bridge and will be reduced

Teen girl wounded outside Cleveland rec center
CLEVELAND (AP) — Police say three people have been arrested following a melee and the shooting of a 16-yearold girl outside a Cleveland recreation center. The Northeast Ohio Media Group reports that the girl was wounded in the leg after a fight broke out among several people in the parking lot late Saturday night. She was flown to a hospital for treatment. Police say people fled the scene when they arrived at the Zelma George Recreation Center, but they tracked down three males they took into custody. Cleveland police say more information could be available today.

to two lanes, one lane in each direction with no turn lanes. This pattern will remain in place once the bridge reopens to traffic. The work zone on the bridge will be defined with concrete barrier. As part of the preparations for the demolition work, lane closures on I-75 will occur this week during nighttime hours, generally between 8 p.m.-10 a.m., to allow temporary striping and concrete barrier wall to be placed. The lanes on the interstate will be shifted slightly. “We are remaining flexible in the schedule of construction due to changing weather conditions. Weather caused the delay of the original scheduled demolition and could likely factor in again,” said Kirk Slusher, Ohio Department of Transportation District 1 deputy director. The interchange project involves replacing the bridge on U.S. 224 over I-75, widening the roadway from five lanes to six to create two travel lanes in each direction and a dedicated turn lane onto I-75 for each direction, reconstructing the ramps, replacing the existing traffic signals, and constructing a sidewalk on the south side of the bridge from Broad Street to North Ridge Road. The project is one of several state wide which will be constructed entirely with funds secured from Ohio Turnpike bonding. The projects were approved last October by the Ohio Turnpike and Infrastructure Committee after being approved and submitted by the Transportation Review Advisory Council.

Heart transplants drop since policy change
COLUMBUS (AP) — The number of heart transplants performed in Ohio fell last year to its lowest level since 1989 as more of the vital organs leave the state than come in. Of the 155 people waiting for heart transplants in Ohio as of Feb. 7, 59 percent have been doing so for at least a year — the highest rate in the nation, The Columbus Dispatch reported. In the past seven years at the Cleveland Clinic — which performed about two-thirds of the state’s heart transplants last year — the transplant numbers have fallen from 76 to 44, or more than 40 percent. Ohio State University’s Comprehensive Transplant Center performed 10 heart transplants last year, about half of its peak of 19 in 2006. So far this year, it has performed two. Meanwhile, heart transplants nationwide were on pace last year to increase and set an annual record by topping 2,500, according to the most recent statistics available. The decreases in Ohio are the result of a 2006 policy change by the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network that expanded regional organ sharing to reduce deaths among people waiting for transplants. For Ohio, the policy change has made the state a net exporter of donor hearts since 2006, with the number of hearts leaving the state exceeding the number entering the state by more than 70. From 1991 to 2006, the state was a net importer, with the number of heart transplants exceeding the supply of hearts originating in Ohio by 460, or by 29 percent. Surgeons at the Cleveland Clinic suspect that one reason for the decline in heart transplants involves the use of left-ventricular assist devices, implanted mechanical pumps that help keep patients alive while they wait for a heart transplant. Years ago, complication risks from the devices were higher, and many patients receiving one were given priority status for heart transplants. You Put Them In That priority status has benefited regions of the country where a higher proportion of transplant candidates have had the devices implanted, including parts of the East Coast within 500 miles of Ohio transplant centers, said Dr. Randall Starling, the Cleveland Clinic’s head of cardiac transplant. The declines in Ohio are worrisome, said Dr. Nader Moazami, the surgical director of cardiac transplantation and www.edwardjones.com mechanical circulatory support at the Cleveland Clinic. a Safe Place. For example, he said a heart recently donated in Columbus went to an out-of-state patient instead of to one in Cleveland. Before 2006, an Ohio resident would have gotten it. But the notion that a heart should remain in the state where it is donated is antiquated, said Dorrie Dils, the chief clinical executive for Lifeline of Ohio, an organprocurement agency that serves 37 counties in central and southeastern Ohio. Organs are a national resource, and donors “just want to help someone,” no matter where they live, Dils said.


CLEVELAND (AP) — The unrelenting winter is turning out to be particularly bitter for Ohio’s maple syrup producers. Syrup season in the state typically begins by mid-February, but many producers still haven’t tapped their trees. The Plain Dealer reports that’s because of the unusually frigid February. Ideal syrup conditions are warm days followed by below-freezing nights. Of the 12 states in the country that produce syrup, Ohio typically ranks fourth or fifth. The state produced 155,000 gallons of the sweet stuff in 2013, beaten only by Vermont, New York, Maine and Wisconsin, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Bill Belew, whose Auburn Township farm in northeastern Ohio typically produces 350 to 400 gallons of maple syrup a year, said this season is the latest he’s had to wait to tap his trees. “Mother Nature dictates this whole thing,” he said. “Nobody knows how this year is going to turn out yet.” Last year was a record year for many producers, with an early warm-up allowing the sap to start flowing as early as late January and lasting into April. Two years ago, however, the winter was too mild for a good season, with maple trees budding in mid-March, making sap turn sour early. Despite this year’s uncertainty, the Ohio Maple Producers Association still plans on hosting its 14th annual Maple Madness Tour, a drive-it-yourself circuit showcasing the state’s sweetest agricultural product next weekend. There are 50 stops along the tour, mostly in northeastern Ohio. Some include horse-drawn wagon rides to maple trees, while others offer historic demonstrations or additional farm activities. One of the stops is Sugar Valley Maple, where three generations of Amish farmers have been making syrup on 65 acres in Middlefield Township. Sugar Valley Maple farmer James Miller said he was able to tap his 2,400 sugar maples during a brief weather warmup last week and made 131 gallons of syrup, but that the trees have since shut down production. “I’m a little bit worried,” he said. “With this cold weather, it could be a short season.”

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Liam Neeson has grounded “The Lego Movie.” The action star’s airliner thriller “NonStop” arrived in first place at the weekend box office, effectively ending the Warner Bros. animated film’s three-week blockade at the top spot. The Universal film stars Neeson as a federal air marshal on a doomed flight. “Non-Stop” ascended in its first weekend with $30 million domestically and $20 million internationally, according to studio estimates Sunday. “I think the fact that audiences were ready for a suspense thriller has a lot to do with the film’s success, and obviously Liam is an absolute box office draw,” said Nikki Rocco, head of distribution for Universal. “One of the main reasons people were coming to see the film was Liam.” Fox’s “Son of God” debuted closely behind “Non-Stop” in second place with $26.5 million domestically. The film recounts the story of Jesus’ life using footage from the production of History Channel’s 10-part miniseries “The Bible.” Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst for box-office tracker Rentrak, noted it was a strong showing because box office predictions for “Son of God” were wildly varied. “It’s difficult to track religious- and faithbased films, as we learned with ‘The Passion of the Christ,’ ” Dergarabedian said. “If the expectation is that Hollywood should make more movies like this, then the audiences who want these movies have to vote with their dollars. It’s only then that Hollywood will wake up and see this as a viable genre that people will want to see.” “Son of God,” which features Portuguese actor Diogo Morgado in the role of Jesus, is the first of several religious-themed films set for release this year, including next month’s “Noah” starring Russell Crowe and “Exodus” with Christian Bale planned for December. “The Lego Movie,” which features the voices of Chris Pratt and Elizabeth Banks as characters from the block-building toy franchise, came in third place with $21 million in its third weekend, bringing its total domestic haul to $209.3 million. “Lego Movie” also earned $21 million from 52 international territories. A few contenders up for Oscars at Sunday’s 86th annual Academy Awards received a boost at the box office. Dergarabedian said the box office for “12 Years a Slave” was up 72 percent and for “Dallas Buyers Club” was up 44 percent over last weekend. Both films are vying for the best-picture trophy at the Oscars, as well as several other honors. ——— Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Rentrak. Where available, latest international numbers are also included. 1. “Non-Stop,” $30 million ($20 million international). 2. “Son of God,” $26.5 million 3. “The Lego Movie,” $21 million ($21 million international). 4. “The Monuments Men,” $5 million ($8.5 million international). 5. “3 Days to Kill,” $4.9 million ($9 million). 6. “RoboCop,” $4.5 million ($30 million). 7. “Pompeii,” $4.3 million ($16.4 million). 8. “Frozen,” $3.6 million ($6.8 million). 9. “About Last Night,” $3.4 million. 10. “Ride Along,” $3 million. PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) — The phones were ringing off the hook at Gordy’s Pizza & Pasta in Port Angeles last Wednesday, but the callers weren’t looking for the eatery’s signature fettucine. They were trying to vote for their favorite singing contestants on the hit Fox TV show “American Idol.” It’s not clear why the calls were routed to Gordy’s for two hours Wednesday night, the Peninsula Daily News reported. The number the show advertised for voters — 855-443-6411 — is not similar to the number the pizzeria has had for the past 50 years. According to the show, viewers nationwide cast more than 71 million votes Wednesday night. The restaurant’s owner, Randy Sexton, said his staff was inundated with calls — “a frenzy of ring, ring, ring, ring, ring” — and answered every one as if it were a customer. He hopes the snafu gets fixed before next Wednesday’s episode. A spokeswoman for “American Idol,” now in its 13th season said efforts were being made to fix the problem. Sexton said a mistake may have been made — possibly a keyboard typo — when voters’ calls were routed through AT&T. Most of the calls seemed to be from the East Coast, he said. Sandy Bennett, who set up and manages the show’s voting system, did not have an explanation, according to an email she sent to Wave Broadband in an effort to address the problem. Bennett is the general manager of Los Angeles-based Telescope, “a provider of audience participation, consumer engagement and social television solutions,” according to its website. She suggested blocking out-of-state calls to Gordy’s during show nights, subject to Sexton’s approval. “The purpose of this is to prevent the misdials/routed calls from flooding Mr. Sexton’s lines and interrupting his business while we continue to work on investigating the cause,” Bennett said. Bennett also suggested placing a trap on the line to detect the number that “American Idol” voters are actually dialing. “While they say they are calling 855-443-6411, it’s quite possible it’s something similar and is somehow tied to the pizza company,” Bennett wrote. Sexton was not happy about the prospect of another night of frenzied phone calls from “American Idol” fans. The show has 12 episodes remaining this season. “I have three months of potential challenge if they don’t figure out how to reroute or unroute calls in a different way,” he said.


Joseph and Doris Bockey of Delphos announce the engagement of their daughter, Jeanne Marie, to Jason Steven Wehri, son of Joseph and Joyce Wehri of Ottoville. The couple will exchange vows June 28 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Delphos. The bride-elect is a graduate of St. John’s High School and Ohio Northern University, earning a bachelor’s degree in education. She is a junior high teacher at Ottoville High School. Her fiance is a graduate of Ottoville High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in environmental safety from the University of Findlay. He is employed at Protec Coating Co. in Leipsic.


Winter-weary Americans plead: Get me out of here
CHICAGO (AP) — Shannon Frauenholtz has had it with winter. Barely able to stomach the television news with its images of snowbound cars, she heads to the tanning salon, closes her eyes and imagines she’s back in Mexico, where she’s already vacationed once this winter. She’s toyed with the idea of joining her mother in Hawaii or just driving to an indoor water park, figuring that while the palm trees might be plastic and the “beach” smells of chlorine, at least it’s warm. “I don’t need a vacation. I don’t need the relaxation,” said Frauenholtz, of New Ulm, Minn. “I just need the heat.” All over the Midwest and the East Coast, travel agents are being inundated with a simple request: Get me out of here. And travelers fortunate enough to have escaped are begging hotels to let them stay a little longer. Because they know how miserable people are, warm-weather destinations in California, Arizona and Florida have stepped up their enticements. Trains and billboards in Chicago have been plastered with ads showing beaches and pool scenes. In Philadelphia, one promoter put fiberglass mannequins dressed in flip flops, tank tops and shorts atop taxis with their arms outstretched — a whimsical inducement to “fly” south. Reminding Americans that there are places where nose hairs don’t freeze is an annual tradition. But those in the business of luring visitors to warmer climates say it’s rarely been easier than this season, when “polar vortex” has entered the everyday vocabulary and “Chi-beria” has become popular enough to emblazon on T-shirts. “This year we wanted to have a little more fun with it,” said Susannah Costello, of Visit Florida, the state’s official marketing organization, which came up with the mannequin idea. The ads showing children and bikini-clad women making snow angels in warm beach sand are more plentiful than in years past, acknowledged Erin Duggan, of Visit Sarasota County. “We did that because we knew winter was shaping up to be brutal,” she said. Not that people needed much reminding of the harsh conditions. “The winter is so bad, there is a certain amount of desperation,” said Alex Kutin, an Indianapolis travel agent. “They come and say, ‘I’ve got to get somewhere warm. Where do you recommend?’” Another assault of bad weather was expected over the weekend, with forecasts for at least 6 inches of snow through Monday in a 1,500-mile stretch from Kansas to the East Coast. Parts of the Northeast could see a foot or more. Kevin Tuttle, of Verona, Wis., was so intent on finding warmth that he decided against Florida out of fear that the polar vortex might reach down and find them there. Instead, he and his wife will take their 4-year-old son and 5-year-old daughter to Manzanillo, Mexico, a resort on the Pacific ocean. “That’s near the equator, right? It’s got to be pretty warm,” Tuttle said, adding that “a lot of sand castles are in my future.” Just how many more people are trying to get out of the ice box is unclear. Airlines do not release any route-specific data. And although the government tracks some of it, figures will not be released for six months. But other travel statistics suggest there has been a jump. The jetsetter.com travel site found that the number of hotel bookings in warmweather spots made by customers from Illinois, New York, Massachusetts and the Washington, D.C., area rose 7 percent in January compared with last year. Visit Florida says hotel bookings in the state rose 3 percent in the four weeks ending Feb. 15 compared with the same period last year. And the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association reports that RV parks from Florida to Arizona report are packed, with one Arizona park expecting a 6 percent increase in revenue over last year. Travelers are also staying longer once they arrive. Micah Hilgendorf said the thought of heading back to ice-covered Chicago, where he owns a



Mom honors late son with kind acts
YOUNGSTOWN (AP) — A good feeling in her heart motivates Jodi Fear to honor her late son, Brandon St. Pierre, by continuing his legacy of random acts of kindness. For the past year, Fear has coped with and cried about the death of her 21-yearold son in a car accident. Though she acknowledges times of grief, performing random acts of kindness serves as a way of “passing a smile around” — that is, Brandon’s smile. St. Pierre died in a one-vehicle accident Feb. 24, 2013, on Pennsylvania Route 208 in Pulaski Township after his car hit a tree and flipped. He was on his way back to the family home, where he lived with his mother, stepfather Glenn Fear, and siblings, Lindsey and Patrick. He had visited his girlfriend, Kristen Basista of Mineral Ridge, a student at Westminster College in New Wilmington, Pa. “We don’t really know what happened,” Fear said. What Fear does know is that her son’s concern for others was part of his lifestyle, and something she wanted to remember. “He had charisma and a way about him,” she said. St. Pierre was a 2010 graduate of Cardinal Mooney High School, where he wore No. 77 on the football team. He was a junior economics major at Youngstown State University. St. Pierre also is a son of Gregory St. Pierre of Struthers. A good friend, Tammy Creighton, suggested the idea of random acts of kindness. “It was her way of helping me,” Fear said. Fear and Creighton participate in the Chapel Crochet and Knitting Group at Christ Our Savior Parish in Struthers. Business-style cards with St. Pierre’s photo offer a brief explanation and mention his charismatic smile. The cards ask the recipient of the random act of kindness “to pass it on to someone else.” She’s distributed about 500 cards. Fear said she’s remembered her son through various kind acts. These have included paying for the person behind her in the drive-through line at fast-food restaurants and Dairy Queen, leaving a check with her beautician to pay for the next customer and buying necessary items at a store and leaving them for the cashier to distribute. Fear said clerks have told her they are excited about passing on the kindness. Fear also leaves random acts of kindness cards for recipients. The cards sug-

couple of bars, prompted him to tack on three days in Florida before and after a cruise out of Miami. He also flew to Palm Springs, Calif., for four days. “All of that is last-minute because of the weather,” Hilgendorf said. Dave Knieriemen, a retired engineer from Fremont, Ohio, is doing the same thing. “We’ve reserved a room for another night in case our flight gets canceled because of the weather,” he said this week from Arizona as he watched the Cleveland Indians play a spring training game. “And it’s so horrible (in Ohio) we might stay a bit longer, anyway.” Travel agents say the numbers of travelers would be even higher if all those who wanted to get away could find a seat on jets that are already full. “It’s far easier to find people a resort to stay in or a cruise ship than to find them a flight,” said Gail Weinholzer, of AAA in Minnesota. The inability to find a flight, afford a trip or get time off from work has sent a surge of customers to businesses at home that can offer even a short escape from the cold, such as tanning salons. “We’re getting a lot of people coming in here to warm up,” said Kirstin Leffew, the manager of Bronze Bay Tanning in Pendleton, Ind. “They want the beds that have been used the most, the ones that are nice and hot.” Indoor water parks say they are busier than usual, too. Joe Eck, general manager of the Wilderness Resort in the Wisconsin Dells, said business is up 10 to 15 percent because of the bitter cold. Among those who decided to go to the Wilderness — which has real palm trees, the resort will remind you — were Jennifer Drost and her family. “Our kids are young enough where they still enjoy playing outside, but they haven’t been able to because it was so darn cold,” said Drost, who lives with her husband and three children in Fond du Lac, Wis. “All of us were getting on each other’s nerves, (and) we just needed to get out of the house.” ———

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Monday, March 3, 2014

State Wrestling Results
OHIO HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION STATE WRESTLING CHAMPIONSHIPS Total All Session Attendance: 56,198. DIVISION III Team Scores: Delta 141, Day. Christian 122.5, Apple Creek Waynedale 65, Mechanicsburg 60, Covington 57.5, Beachwood/Rootstown 50, Jamestown Greeneview 46, Archbold 43, Troy Christian 41, New Paris National Trail 39, Willard 38, Akron Manchester/W. Salem Northwestern 35, Loudonville 31, Genoa Area 30, Milan Edison 27, Norwalk St. Paul 24.5, Creston Norwayne/Sullivan Black River 24, Fremont St. Joseph C.C. 22, Galion Northmor 21, Ashland Mapleton/Day. Chaminade Julienne/ Rocky River Lutheran W. 20, Versailles/Col. Bishop Hartley/Col. Bishop Ready/ Elmore Woodmore 19, Johnstown Northridge 18, Massillon Tuslaw 17, Defiance Tinora 16.5, Bethel-Tate/Reading 16, Nelsonville-York/Tontogany Otsego 15.5, Greenwich S. Central 15, Ashland Crestview 14, Northwood/Sand. St. Mary C.C. 13, Gates Mills Hawken/London Madison Plains/Newark Cath. 12, Castalia Margaretta 11, Bainbridge Paint Valley/Shadyside 10, Findlay Liberty-Benton/Girard/Van Buren 9, Coldwater/Martins Ferry/Sugarcreek Garaway 8, Brookville/Burton Berkshire/ Coshocton/Magnolia Sandy Valley/Orwell Grand Valley 7, Cin. Deer Park 6.5, Ada/ Lima Central Cath. 6, Independence 5.5, Van Wert/Bloomdale Elmwood/Caldwell/ Crooksville/New Lebanon Dixie 5, Chil. Southeastern/Fredericktown/Jeromesville Hillsdale/Monroeville/N. Lewisburg Triad/Wellsville/W. Jefferson 4, Haviland Wayne Trace 3.5, Cin. Madeira/Grandview Hts./New London/Spring. Cath. Central/W. Lafayette Ridgewood/Woodsfield Monroe Cent. 3, Centerburg/Elyria Cath./Mount Gilead/Newcomerstown/Swanton 2, Atwater Waterloo/Blanchester/Cadiz Harrison Central/Cuyahoga Hts./Mogadore/Montpelier/N. Jackson Jackson-Milton/Steubenville Cath. Cent./Wickliffe 1. First Place Finals: 106: Sebastian Vidika, Sullivan Black River dec. Hunter Bray, Day. Christian 7-5. 113: Christian Clary, Day. Christian pin Evan Ulinski, Elmore Woodmore 2:46. 120: Garrett Hancock, Troy Christian dec. Kyle Keller, Delta 6-3. 126: Jarred Ganger, Covington dec. Zack Durbin, Ashland Mapleton 3-2. 132: Sam Gross, Beachwood dec. Lyle Plummer, Day. Chaminade Julienne 5-1. 138: Kaleb Romero, Mechanicsburg dec. Alex Becker, Day. Christian 1-0. 145: Logan Lacure, Jamestown Greeneview dec. Jamie Baldridge, Galion Northmor 5-4UTB. 152: Jacob Danishek, Day. Christian dec. Zack Ladich, Rootstown 12-7. 160: Austin Reese, Mechanicsburg dec. Kollin Moore, Creston Norwayne 6-4. 170: Ryan Harris, Beachwood dec. Joey Meek, W. Salem Northwestern 9-4. 182: Travis Linton, Rootstown dec. Armani Robinson, Jamestown Greeneview 3-2. 195: Ryan Weber, Loudonville dec. Moises Lopez, Willard 6-1. 220: Jay Nino, Genoa Area pin Ben Sullivan, New Paris National Trail 5:03. 285: Jacob Hanzel, Akron Manchester dec. Corey Durbin, Fremont St. Joseph C.C. 6-0. Third Place Finals: 106: Drew Mattin, Delta maj. dec. Jake Adkins, Johnstown Northridge 15-3 113: Jake Spiess, Delta maj. dec. Michael Sergent, Troy Christian 9-1. 120: Evan Cheek, Milan Edison dec. Aric Peters, Bethel-Tate 3-1. 126: Devon Dunbar, Northwood dec. Tim Mecklenburg, Rocky River Lutheran W. 4-2. 132: Ryan Ford, Covington dec. Major Moore, Willard 9-4. 138: Bradley Wardell, Apple Creek Waynedale pin Derek Gross, Norwalk St. Paul 4:59. 145: Logan Day, Archbold dec. Reid Stanley, Apple Creek Waynedale 3-1. 152: Jesse Beverly, Delta dec. Dakota Mays, Nelsonville-York 2-1. 160: Tyler Fahrer, Delta dec. Ray Day, Reading 5-0. 170: Zach Sullivan, New Paris National Trail pin Jake Datz, London Madison Plains 2:13. 182: Logan Campbell, Ashland Crestview dec. Devin Bouza, Defiance Tinora 9-6. 195: Kyle Dieringer, Versailles over Tristan Anderson, Apple Creek Waynedale default. 220: Travis Jaramillo, Archbold dec. Cameron Conaway, Greenwich S. Central 6-3. 285: Patrik Garren, Col. Bishop Ready dec. Nate Jackson, Day. Christian 9-3. Fifth Place Finals: 106: Shane Johnston, Massillon Tuslaw dec. Greg Quinn, Shadyside 7-2. 113: Alex Smith, Sand. St. Mary C.C. dec. Brady Barnett, Milan Edison 7-0. 120: Tyler Sarreshteh, Findlay Liberty-Benton dec. Michael May, Day. Christian 5-2. 126: Caleb Ohl, Newark Cath. dec. T.J. Malkus, Burton Berkshire 6-3. 132: Dustin Marteney, Delta dec. Trent Soto, Tontogany Otsego 3-2. 138: Kenny Price, Archbold dec. Grant Rathburn, Col. Bishop Hartley 8-5. 145: Joe Ziegler, Mechanicsburg dec. Deven Taylor, Castalia Margaretta 1-0. 152: Dakota Stanley, Apple Creek Waynedale dec. Jake DeLorge, Rocky River Lutheran W. 6-2. 160: Chance Sonnenberg, Van Buren dec. Jordan Hendrix, Tontogany Otsego 2-0. 170: Nick Cardiero, Girard dec. Ben Miller, Covington 9-2. 182: Kile Schaefer, W. Salem Northwestern dec. Ryan Patchin, Delta 6-1. 195: A.J. Ouellette, Covington dec. Glenn Zaller, Orwell Grand Valley 5-4. 220: Devon Richards, Delta pin Justin Post, Coldwater 4:40. 285: Jon Bodkin, Martins Ferry dec. Ben Sexton, Sugarcreek Garaway 5-2. Seventh Place Finals: 106: Joey Bowen, Akron Manchester dec. Jordan Burkholder, Crooksville 6-0. 113: Kristopher Hill, Col. Bishop Hartley dec. Louis DeMarco, Gates Mills Hawken 5-3. 120: Carson Mills, Fredericktown dec. Joe Newman, Magnolia Sandy Valley 2-1. 126: Colton Ullman, Loudonville dec. Matt Mangen, Versailles 3-0. 132: Kameron Rayner, Caldwell dec. Wes Fritz, Norwalk St. Paul 4-2. 138: Chance Marthey, Massillon Tuslaw pin Grant Fidler, Monroeville 4:17. 145: Nick Vestal, Day. Christian over Ricky Ratcliff, W. Jefferson default. 152: Austin Siemon, Cin. Deer Park dec. Anthony DeCarlo, Spring. Cath. Central 4-2. 160: Austin Windle, Ada dec. Drew Brasiel, Akron Manchester 6-2. 170: Jacob Wise, Bloomdale Elmwood dec. Hayden Miller, Norwalk St. Paul 7-4. 182: Dom Johns, Coshocton maj. dec. Dylan Williams, Brookville 17-7. 195: Jack Huffman, Lima Central Cath. dec. Jacob Campbell, New Lebanon Dixie 1-0. 220: Alex Stotter, Gates Mills Hawken pin Mike McKinney, Reading 2:53. 285: Chance Veller, Delta pin Zack Thomas, Van Wert 2:16. AREA WRESTLERS Consolation Semifinals: 195: Kyle Dieringer, Versailles dec. Glenn Zaller, Orwell Grand Valley 3-1. 220: Travis Jaramillo, Archbold maj. dec. Justin Post, Coldwater 10-2. Consolation Quarterfinals: 126: Tim Mecklenburg, Rocky River Lutheran W. dec. Matt Mangen, Versailles 2-0. 160: Ray Day, Reading dec. Austin Windle, Ada 5-2. 195: Kyle Dieringer, Versailles dec. Jack Huffman, Lima Central Cath. 3-1. 220: Justin Post, Coldwater dec. Alex Stotter, Gates Mills Hawken 11-7. 285: Ben Sexton, Sugarcreek Garaway dec. Zack Thomas, Van Wert 2-1. Consolation Round Two: 106: Greg Quinn, Shadyside dec. George Clemens, Haviland Wayne Trace 9-6TB. 126: Matt Mangen, Versailles dec. Sean Taylor, Montpelier 9-5. 160: Austin Windle, Ada dec. Jacob Croswell, Col. Bishop Hartley 2-1. 195: Kyle Dieringer, Versailles dec. Hudson Cole, Magnolia Sandy Valley 8-2; Jack Huffman, Lima Central Cath. pin Dezmond Perkins, Chil. Southeastern 2:53. 220: Justin Post, Coldwater dec. Seth Bloor, Wellsville 5-3. 285: Zack Thomas, Van Wert dec. Mat Hunter, W. Salem Northwestern 4-2TB. Championship Quarterfinals: 106: Sebastian Vidika, Sullivan Black River dec. George Clemens, Haviland Wayne Trace 10-4. 126: Zack Durbin, Ashland Mapleton dec. Matt Mangen, Versailles 5-0 Consolation Round One: 113: Mitch Tikkanen, N. Jackson Jackson-Milton dec. Jay Uhlenhake, Coldwater 2-0. 126: Devon Dunbar, Northwood dec. Spencer Seibert, Coldwater 8-1. 145: David Monturi, Wickliffe dec. Tyler Showalter, Haviland Wayne Trace 11-6. 160: Austin Windle, Ada over Josh Horning, Atwater Waterloo forfeit. 170: Leo Herrmann, Steubenville Cath. Cent. dec. Wes Buettner, Delphos St. John’s 4-1. 195: Kyle Dieringer, Versailles dec. Kyle Johnson, Galion Northmor 7-2; Jack Huffman, Lima Central Cath. dec. Mark Francis, Delta 8-5; Jacob Campbell, New Lebanon Dixie pin Derek Ebbeskotte, Ottawa-Glandorf 1:44. 220: Justin Post, Coldwater pin Mitch Murray, Creston Norwayne 4:05 285: Zack Thomas, Van Wert pin Connor Careless, Norwalk St. Paul 4:54. Championship Preliminaries: 106: George Clemens, Haviland Wayne Trace tech. fall Kaden Moore, Willard 16-0. 113: Kristopher Hill, Col. Bishop Hartley maj. dec. Jay Uhlenhake, Coldwater 11-3. 126: Alan Hayhurst, Newcomerstown dec. Spencer Seibert, Coldwater 8-2; Matt Mangen, Versailles dec. Cole Zeigler, W. Lafayette Ridgewood 6-5. 145: Deven Taylor, Castalia Margaretta pin Tyler Showalter, Haviland Wayne Trace 3:09. 160: Jordan Hendrix, Tontogany Otsego tech. fall Austin Windle, Ada 15-0. 170: Jacob Wise, Bloomdale Elmwood dec. Wes Buettner, Delphos St. John’s 3-2. 195: Tristan Anderson, Apple Creek Waynedale maj. dec. Kyle Dieringer, Versailles 12-3; Glenn Zaller, Orwell Grand Valley dec. Jack Huffman, Lima Central Cath. 8-2; Dezmond Perkins, Chil. Southeastern pin Derek Ebbeskotte, Ottawa-Glandorf 2:48. 220: Travis Jaramillo, Archbold dec. Justin Post, Coldwater 7-4. 285: Jacob Hanzel, Akron Manchester pin Zack Thomas, Van Wert 1:56. DIVISION II Team Scores: St. Paris Graham Local 185.5, Uhrichsville Claymont 137.5, Tol. Central Cath. 95, Perry 74, Akron St. Vin.-St. Mary 62, Bellbrook 45, Cuy. Falls CVCA/Wauseon 41, Parma Padua Franciscan 40, Lewistown Indian Lake 39, Mantua Crestwood 37, Mentor Lake Cath. 30.5, Plain City Jonathan Alder 30, Hillsboro 28, Clyde 27, Tiffin Columbian 24, Lexington/Norton 23, Beloit W. Branch/Urbana 22, Carlisle 21, Millersburg W. Holmes 20, Richfield Revere/Steubenville 19, Franklin/Napoleon/ Vermilion 18, Johnstown-Monroe/Minerva 17, Canfield/Lima Shawnee 16, Mogadore Field 15.5, Wash. C.H. Miami Trace 15, Granville/Spring. Northwestern 14, Alliance/ Circleville Logan Elm/Spring. Kenton Ridge/Thornville Sheridan/Vincent Warren 13, Sandusky Perkins 12.5, Painesville Harvey/Warsaw River View/Whitehall-Yearling 12, Canal Fulton Northwest/LaGrange Keystone 11, Amanda-Clearcreek 10, Circleville/ Oak Harbor/Upper Sandusky 9, Newark Licking Valley 8, Col. Marion-Franklin/ Lorain Clearview/Norwalk/Poland Seminary/Sunbury Big Walnut 7, Hunting Val. Univ. School/Lima Bath/Warren Howland 6, Delaware Buckeye Valley/Gallipolis Gallia Acad./Ravenna 5, Elida/Carroll Bloom-Carroll/Sandusky/Wapakoneta 4, Chillicothe/ Hamilton Ross/Jefferson Area/London/Mt. Orab Western Brown/Tallmadge/Wash. C.H. Washington/Wilmington 3, Akron Coventry/Alliance Marlington/Galion/Lisbon Beaver/ Tipp City Tippecanoe 2, Athens/Bay Village Bay/Brooklyn/Carrollton/Duncan Falls Philo/East Liverpool/Mansfield Mad. Comp./Wooster Triway 1. First Place Finals: 106: Tyler Warner, Uhrichsville Claymont dec. Tony DeCesare, Parma Padua Franciscan 3-1. 113: Eli Stickley, St. Paris Graham Local maj. dec. Tariq Wilson, Steubenville 9-0. 120: Dustin Warner, Uhrichsville Claymont dec. Cole Woods, Millersburg W. Holmes 8-4. 126: Anthony Tutolo, Mentor Lake Cath. dec. Cameron Kelly, Bellbrook 6-2. 132: Nate Hagan, Tol. Central Cath. dec. Brent Moore, St. Paris Graham Local 3-1SV. 138: Kyle Lawson, St. Paris Graham Local pin Josh Mossing, Tol. Central Cath. 3:27. 145: Micah Jordan, St. Paris Graham Local pin Beau Minnick, Clyde 1:44. 152: Alex Mossing, Tol. Central Cath. dec. Mike Repko, Vermilion 3-2. 160: Alex Marinelli, St. Paris Graham Local dec. Kordell Ford, Hillsboro 9-8. 170: Seth Williams, Tiffin Columbian dec. Jimmy Sandlin, Carlisle 5-1. 182: Aaron Adkins, Akron St. Vin.-St. Mary dec. Jack Harris, Urbana 5-4. 195: Tyler Maclellan, Cuy. Falls CVCA dec. Kenny Jackson, Mantua Crestwood 3-2. 220: Troy Caldwell, Plain City Jonathan Alder pin Garrett Harding, Uhrichsville Claym 4:35. 285: Billy Miller, Perry dec. Logan Sharp, Beloit W. Branch 4-2.

Hunter, Thomas grab 8th at State wrestling
By BRIAN BASSETT Times Bulletin Correspondent sports@timesbulletin.com COLUMBUS - The magical runs came to a halt Saturday for Van Wert senior wrestler Zack Thomas (Division III) and Elida sophomore Blaine Hunter (Division II). Thomas was pinned by Delta sophomore Chance Veller (25-9) with 44 seconds left in the second period on the floor of the Jerome Schottenstein Center on the campus of the Ohio State University. Despite the loss, Thomas walked away from the 2014 Individual State Wrestling Tournament with an eighthplace finish. “It feels pretty good to know I made it this far,” admitted Thomas. Cougar coach Ben Collins couldn’t have been prouder of his 285-pounder. “We’re most definitely proud of Zack,” Collins said. “He’s wrestled well the last three weeks. It’s probably the



Elida’s Blaine Hunter tries to outmaneuver Ana Abdulijelil of Whitehall-Yearling in the seventh/eighthplace match in the Division II State Wrestling Tournament held at The Schott. However, for the second time at the tournament, the Bulldog sophomore fell to the same foe and finished 43-8. (Delphos Herald/Larry Heiing) best we’ve ever seen him wrestle. He deserved (a trip to state) and he belonged, obviously, with his placement.” Thomas (27-16) and Veller matched up in the seventh-place match Saturday afternoon and it was heavily contested early on. The match was a dead heat after the first period before

Lady Knights trek on in tourney
By JIM METCALFE Staff Writer jmetcalfe@delphosherald.com entering the finale eight minutes. When senior Kirstin Hicks (5 boards) — battling through foul trouble — hit a pair of free throws at 7:14, the Lady Knights led 28-27 and never trailed again. Their man-to-man defense pitched a shutout for the first 4:50 of the fourth, allowing them to build a 33-27 edge on a pair of singles by sophomore Emily Bauer (13 markers, 4 boards, 3 blocks) at 4:59. Senior Haley Gerten (14 markers, 6 caroms, 3 assists, 3 steals) hit a free toss at 3:10 to finally break the Purple and Gold drought and junior Shalynn Morman hit a drive off a steal at 1:50 to get Leipsic within 33-30. However, they were then forced to foul as Crestview spread the floor and in the final 1:25, the Knights downed 8-of-11 charity tosses (13-of-16 in the canto; 19-of-23 overall for 82.6%) to finish it off and earn the trek to Elida. Leipsic coach Gary Kreinbrink was disappointed for those eight seniors. “You want to win so badly for them but credit Crestview; they deserved to win. They got to the line a lot more and outscored us from there 19-3; that’s the difference,” he noted. “We usually make a living getting to the line but it just didn’t

Veller won the toss and chose to start down the second. Thomas held Veller in check most of the second period before Veller got two reversal points - almost immediately followed by a pin of Thomas. “I was on top. I was in control of him,” recalled Thomas. “Then he got up and I tried to shoot back underneath him. I got caught and he got me.” Collins agreed that the attack was risky for Thomas following the reversal. “I think (Zack) was just trying to save from giving up an (escape) point. It got him out of position and, like we’ve said all weekend and the last two weeks, position is half the battle. We got out of position, and at heavyweight it goes pretty quick.” Still, Thomas was able to take the positive out of the experience. “I didn’t expect myself to get all the way here until the middle of the season. Then I knew I could do it. I worked from there on,” he explained. See HUNTER, page 7

Henley wins playoff at Honda Classic
Associated Press PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — Russell Henley made good on his second chance at the 18th hole Sunday and won the Honda Classic after a wild day that began with Tiger Woods walking off the course with a back injury and ended with a 4-man playoff. The closing hour at PGA National was a series of blunders by the contenders — and even the winner. Henley was in a 3-way tie for the lead, 40 yards left of the flag on the par-5 18th in regulation, when he chunked a chip so badly that it only got halfway to the hole. He had to 2-putt for par, then watched as Rory McIlroy nearly made a great escape from an otherwise bad afternoon. McIlroy, who lost a 2-shot lead, hit a spent hours in the warmth and 5-wood from 236 yards to just wind of south Florida surely inside 12 feet for an eagle and felt the same way. the win. It narrowly slid by on Woods abruptly quit after the right. 13 holes and was In the playdriven straight to off, Henley was his car. He later the only player said he had lower to reach the 549back pain and yard hole in two spasms and was and 2-putted from unsure if he could about 40 feet play at Doral next for birdie. Ryan week. And then Palmer missed came all the misa 10-foot birdie takes by four guys putt. McIlroy trying to win. went from the Palmer missed back bunker to a 5-foot par in Henley the front collar and regulation that had to scramble for would have won it. par and Russell Knox laid up He closed with a 69, the only and missed a 20-foot birdie player in the last six groups attempt. to break par. Knox needed “This isn’t going to sink in a birdie on the last hole but for a while,” Henley said. went from the fairway bunker Thousands of fans who to the rough, well over the

LIMA — The farther along one gets in a high school basketball tournament — any tournament — the harder it usually gets to advance. For the Crestview girls unit, that chore became more difficult when junior guard Kennis Mercer went down with an ACL tear in Tuesday’s Division IV District semifinal win over Pandora-Gilboa. “Kennis does a little bit of everything: she is another primary ballhandler, she rebounds, she plays great defense, she is quick and she’s a good foul shooter,” Crestview mentor Greg Rickard noted. In Saturday’s finals, the Lady Knights had to go up against a much taller and senior-dominated (8) Leipsic crew, led by twin towers Kelly Nadler (6-2) and Amber Gerdeman (6-1). As expected, it came down to the fourth period and the Knights shone, outscoring the Lady Vikings 15-6 to emerge with a 41-33 conquest. Crestview (23-0) advanced to take on Holgate, a 51-47 victor over Ayersville, at 8 p.m. Thursday at the Elida Regional. The Lady Vikes (21-4) led 27-26



happen tonight. They played a great defensive game.” “We didn’t hit perimeter shots as well as I thought we’d have to do to win this game. We hit the free throws; down the stretch usually, you have to in order to win tournament games,” Rickard went on. “We had some girls step up in order to off-set the loss of Kennis, especially to handle the ball; the attitude is next girl up. Even though they were bigger, I felt we did a great job of keeping their girls away from the basket, especially rebounding; we have some pretty physical girls.” Leipsic scored the first seven points of the night against the Crestview 2-3 zone, forcing Rickard to call time at 6:07. He switched into the man scheme and mainly employed that strategy the rest of the game. They only gave up a Gerten basket at 3:19 and got within 9-8 on two free throws by junior Lindsey Motycka (14 counters, 4 rebounds) at 1:18. Crestview remained in chase mode most of the second stanza, staying within one possession most of the time. They briefly took an 18-17 edge on a 12-foot turnaround by the 5-7 Motycka at 41 ticks before Morman found Gerten on a lob at 23 ticks for a 19-18 halftime margin. See KNIGHTS, page 7

See RESULTS, page 7

Associated Press MEN PHILADELPHIA — Darrun Hilliard scored a careerhigh 26 points and No. 8 Villanova set a school record for regular-season wins with a 73-56 victory over Marquette on Sunday. Josh Hart added 13 points and JayVaughn Pinkston had 11 points and seven rebounds for the Wildcats (26-3, 14-2 Big East), which has won four straight and 10 out of 11. The Wildcats had never won 26 regular-season games in the 95-year history of the program. Villanova won 25 games four previous times, most recently in 2008-09, a season it reached the Final Four. Deonte Burton scored 13 points for Marquette (17-12, 9-7) and Todd Mayo finished with 11 points and five rebounds. Hilliard, who had 18 points in first half, had his previous career high of 25 points in an upset win over Syracuse last season. Villanova finished 12 of 29 from the field while Marquette was 4 for 15. No. 14 WISCONSIN 71, PENN ST. 66 STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Josh Gasser scored 15 points to lead a balanced Wisconsin offense and the Badgers won their seventh straight. Wisconsin (24-5, 11-5 Big Ten) held onto third place in the Big Ten as Ben Brust scored 14 points and Traevon Jackson, who made four clutch free throws down the stretch, added 13.

Top 25 College Basketball Capsules
D.J. Newbill had 23 points for Penn State (14-15, 5-11), which dropped to 2-5 against ranked teams this season. The redshirt junior became Penn State’s 31st career 1,000-point scorer. He leads the Big Ten this season with 178 field goals. Tim Frazier and Ross Travis scored 10 points each for Penn State, which is 4-7 in games decided by five points or fewer. The Nittany Lions closed within 66-64 with 18 seconds left but was forced to foul. Jackson went 4-for-4 from the line during the closing seconds and Gasser was 2-for-2. The Badgers were 8-for-24 from 3-point range and held Penn State to 1-for-13 shooting from behind the arc. Penn State outrebounded the Badgers 34-28. No. 20 IOWA 83, PURDUE 76 IOWA CITY, Iowa — Roy Devyn Marble scored 21 points and Iowa snapped a 3-game losing streak. Aaron White and Mike Gesell added 15 points each for the Hawkeyes (20-9, 9-7 Big Ten), who have recorded consecutive 20-win seasons for the first time in eight years. Iowa blew a 13-point halftime lead but an 8-0 run put the Hawkeyes back ahead 68-64 with 5:56 left. Gesell then hit five free throws in the final 41 seconds to help the Hawkeyes narrowly avoid losing their fourth home game in five tries. Rapheal Davis scored a career-high 18 points and

green and then calmly made a par putt just inside 10 feet for a 71 to get in the playoff. They all finished at 8-under 272. The conditions were tough. The play was so underwhelming that McIlroy said that if he had won, “It would have felt undeserved in a way.” He won’t know that feeling. Instead, the 24-year-old from Northern Ireland closed with a 74. It was his second straight tournament in stroke play that he played in the final group and shot 74. He tied for ninth in the Dubai Desert Classic. His undoing came on the 16th, when McIlroy missed on a 6-iron from the bunker and went into the water, making double bogey. He fell out of the lead for the first time with a bogey from the bunker on the 17th.

A.J. Hammons had 16 points with 14 rebounds for Purdue (15-14, 5-11), which is on its second 4-game losing streak in conference play. INDIANA 72, No. 22 OHIO ST. 64 BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Kevin “Yogi” Ferrell scored 20 points and Will Sheehey added 19 for Indiana. It was the second straight win for the Hoosiers (1712, 7-9 Big Ten) — both over ranked teams in the last four days. LaQuinton Ross and Lenzelle Smith Jr. had 19 points each for the Buckeyes (22-8, 9-8) who lost their second straight — both road games against teams in the bottom half of the conference race. The Hoosiers were without freshman Noah Vonleh, the conference’s leading rebounder, because of an injured foot. Indiana closed the half on a 21-5 run to take a 33-25 lead, fended off two second-half charges from Ohio State and sealed it from the free throw line in the final minute. WOMEN RALEIGH, N.C. — Natalie Achonwa scored 19 points and No. 2 Notre Dame polished off a perfect regular season by beating No. 13 North Carolina State 84-60 on Sunday. Jewell Loyd added 18 points for the Fighting Irish (29-0, 16-0). They shot 56 percent and led by 30 after an overwhelming second-half run helped them cap the first undefeated regular season for an Atlantic Coast Conference school since the 2006-07 Duke team.


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College Basketball Schedule
Associated Press MEN Today’s Games EAST Xavier at Seton Hall, 7 p.m. NC State at Pittsburgh, 9 p.m. SOUTH Savannah St. at NC Central, 7 p.m. Notre Dame at North Carolina, 7 p.m. Howard at Coppin St., 7:30 p.m. Florida A&M at Morgan St., 7:30 p.m. SC State at NC A&T, 8 p.m. Md.-Eastern Shore at Norfolk St., 8 p.m. MVSU at Grambling St., 8:30 p.m. Ark.-Pine Bluff at Jackson St., 8:30 p.m. SOUTHWEST Alabama St. at Prairie View, 8:30 p.m. Alabama A&M at Texas Southern, 8:30 p.m. Kansas St. at Oklahoma St., 9 p.m. FAR WEST Montana St. at Montana, 9 p.m. TOURNAMENTS Patriot League First Round No. 9 at No. 8, TBA No. 10 at No. 7, TBA Tuesday’s Games EAST UCF at Temple, 6:30 p.m. Creighton at Georgetown, 7 p.m. Georgia Tech at Syracuse, 7 p.m. Florida St. at Boston College, 9 p.m. Marquette at Providence, 9 p.m. SOUTH Florida at South Carolina, 7 p.m. Miami at Clemson, 8 p.m. Virginia Tech at Maryland, 8 p.m. Alabama at Kentucky, 9 p.m. MIDWEST Buffalo at Akron, 7 p.m. Ohio at Bowling Green, 7 p.m. Toledo at Cent. Michigan, 7 p.m. Ball St. at E. Michigan, 7 p.m. Michigan at Illinois, 7 p.m. Miami (Ohio) at Kent St., 7 p.m. N. Illinois at W. Michigan, 7 p.m. N. Colorado at North Dakota, 8 p.m. SOUTHWEST Iowa St. at Baylor, 7 p.m. Georgia St. at Arkansas St., 8:05 p.m. South Florida at Houston, 8:30 p.m. FAR WEST Arizona St. at Oregon, 11 p.m. TOURNAMENTS Atlantic Sun Conference First Round No. 8 at No. 1, 7 p.m. local No. 7 at No. 2, 7 p.m. local No. 6 at No. 3, 7 p.m. local No. 5 at No. 4, 7 p.m. local Horizon League First Round No. 9 at No. 4, 7 p.m. local No. 8 at No. 5, 7 p.m. local No. 7 at No. 6, 7 p.m. local ——WOMEN Today’s Games EAST Bryant at CCSU, 7 p.m. Sacred Heart at Fairleigh Dickinson, 7 p.m. St. John’s at Providence, 7 p.m. Mount St. Mary’s at Robert Morris, 7 p.m. LIU Brooklyn at St. Francis (N.Y.), 7 p.m. Wagner at St. Francis (Pa.), 7 p.m. Houston at Temple, 7 p.m. South Florida at Rutgers, 7:30 p.m. SOUTH Abilene Christian at SE Louisiana, 2 p.m. Howard at Coppin St., 5:30 p.m. Florida A&M at Morgan St., 5:30 p.m. Savannah St. at N.C. Central, 5:30 p.m. Md.-Eastern Shore at Norfolk St., 6 p.m. S.C. State at N.C. A&T, 6 p.m. MVSU at Grambling St., 6:30 p.m. Ark.-Pine Bluff at Jackson St., 6:30 p.m. UConn at Louisville, 7 p.m. Cincinnati at Memphis, 8 p.m. MIDWEST TCU at Kansas St., 8 p.m. SOUTHWEST Alabama St. at Prairie View, 6:30 p.m. Alabama A&M at Texas Southern, 6:30 p.m. Texas Tech at Oklahoma, 8 p.m. UCF at SMU, 8 p.m. Oklahoma St. at Texas, 8 p.m. FAR WEST Montana at Montana St., 9 p.m. Tuesday’s Games EAST UMass-Lowell at NJIT, 7 p.m. Xavier at Seton Hall, 7 p.m. Marquette at Villanova, 7 p.m. Kansas at West Virginia, 7 p.m. MIDWEST Baylor at Iowa St., 8 p.m. Butler at Creighton, 8:05 p.m. Georgetown at DePaul, 9 p.m. SOUTHWEST Georgia St. at UALR, 8 p.m. FAR WEST New Mexico at Air Force, 9 p.m. UNLV at San Diego St., 9 p.m. Utah St. at Wyoming, 9 p.m. Boise St. at Nevada, 9:30 p.m. Colorado St. at San Jose St., 10 p.m. TOURNAMENTS Big South Conference At Conway, S.C. First Round No. 8 vs. No. 9 No. 7 vs. No. 10 No. 6 vs. No. 11 Game times: Noon, 6 and 8:30 p.m. Patriot League First Round No. 9 at No. 8, TBA No. 10 at No. 7, TBA

Harvick wins second straight at Phoenix
By JOHN MARSHALL Associated Press AVONDALE, Ariz. — Kevin Harvick charged to the front early and dominated the rest of the way Sunday for his second straight Sprint Cup victory at Phoenix International Raceway. Coming off a disappointing finish at the Daytona 500, Harvick had the fastest car in practice and kept it rolling in the race, leading 224 of the 312 laps on the odd-shaped mile oval. Harvick won the fall race at PIR for Richard Childress Racing after Carl Edwards ran out of fuel at the white flag. Harvick needed no help Sunday, quickly moving to the front after starting 13th and pulling away on a series of late restarts to win in his second race with Stewart-Haas Racing. It was Harvick’s fifth Sprint Cup win at PIR, most on the career list. Daytona 500 winner Dale Earnhardt Jr. finished second, pole sitter Brad Keselowski was third and Penske Racing teammate Joey Logano fourth. Jeff Gordon rounded out the top five on a warm and partly cloudy day after downpours wiped out the final 32 laps of Saturday’s Nationwide race, won by Kyle Busch. Harvick won at Phoenix during the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship in the fall, giving him an outside shot at catching Jimmie Johnson for the series title in his final season with Richard Childress Racing. He came up short but the victory and a third-place finish in the standings gave him a bit of momentum heading into for his first season with Stewart-Haas. Harvick had a solid finish in his sights at Daytona last week before a last-lap crash dropped him to 13th. At Phoenix, Harvick just missed the final stage of knockout qualifying, nipped by 0.001 seconds, but had the fastest car in Saturday morning’s final practice session. He started 13th and quickly moved his way through the field from the green flag, passing Keselowski on the apron, then Logano for the lead on lap 74. Harvick


“We’ve been very dominant here in the maintained the lead coming out of greenflag pit stops with just under 200 laps left past and led a lot of laps today,” Busch said. “I felt like we could have won it if and again with about 70 laps left. A series of cautions came out late in the it was rain-shortened or whether we went race and Harvick easily pulled away each the whole distance.” Busch took an early lead time to earn a quick win with and was still out front when SHR on the same weekend the race was halted with 32 he celebrated his 13th wedlaps left in the 200-mile race ding anniversary with wife around Phoenix’s odd-shaped DeLana. mile oval. After a delay of Earnhardt had a whirlwind more than two hours, the race week after winning his second was called, giving Busch his Daytona 500, needing his girlseries-record 64th Nationwide friend to get him extra clothes victory. while he went on a media tour. Busch led 155 laps for his He had a solid follow-up, put10th overall victory — seven ting the distractions aside to in Nationwide — at PIR and qualify fifth. the fourth straight Nationwide Earnhardt worked his way Harvick win for Joe Gibbs Racing at up in the opening third of the track. It also was the fourth the race, passing Logano and Keselowski to pull up behind Harvick. He straight win at PIR for Busch’s crew chief dropped back a couple times and fought Adam Stevens, who was at the helm when back to get Harvick within his sights Logano won for JGR in the 2012 fall race. Harvick finished second and pole sitter again, but didn’t have enough to track him Brad Keselowski was third, followed by down. NASCAR’s new knockout qualifying Kyle Larson and Matt Kenseth. “Kyle had the best car today; we probsystem made its Sprint Cup debut at Phoenix and Keselowski came out on top, ably finished where we should have,” Harvick said. “You never know and you edging Logano for his fourth career pole. Not long after that, Keselowski found always want to finish it out but all in all, it out he would be without his crew chief for was a good start.” Busch swept the two Nationwide races the race; Paul Wolfe left the desert to head back to North Carolina for the birth of his at Phoenix in 2013, overcoming a pit-road speeding penalty to end a 24-race winfirst child. With team engineer Brian Wilson and less streak in the series in the spring and its Nationwide Series competition director leading 169 laps in the fall for his 12th Greg Erwin at the helm, Keselowski ran Nationwide victory of the season. He had the dominant car at PIR on near the front all day but, like everyone else, didn’t have the speed to keep up with Saturday, moving into the lead on the sixth lap after starting third. Busch led 83 laps Harvick. Busch wins third straight at PIR: after that, retook the top spot on a restart Kyle Busch didn’t mind the rain that after a pit stop midway through and stayed there another with about 60 laps left. ended the race early. Rain put a slight damper on Busch’s He would have been fine with continurun to the checkers and certainly delayed ing, though — his car was that good. Busch became the first driver to win it. PIR dodged the heavy downpours that three straight NASCAR Nationwide races at Phoenix International Raceway, domi- spread across the Phoenix area for most of nating his way through a rain-shortened the day but rain sent the fans scrambling and halted the race with 32 laps left. race Saturday.


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LEIPSIC (33) Hailey Kreinbrink 0-0-0, Emily Schecklehoff 0-0-0, Rachel Rieman 1-0-3, Shalynn Morman 2-0-5, Amber Gerdeman 2-1-5, Kelly Nadler 3-0-6, Haley Gerten 5-2-14, Maddie Steffan 0-0-0. Totals 9-4-3-33. CRESTVIEW (41) Terra Crowle 1-0-2, Claire Zaleski 0-0-0, Mackenzie Riggenbach 1-6-8, Emily Bauer 4-5-13, Lindsey Motycka 5-4-14, Megan Hartman 0-0-0, Kirstin Hicks 0-4-4. Totals 11-0-19-41. Score by Quarters: Leipsic 9 10 8 6 - 33 Crestview 8 10 8 15 - 41 Three-point goals: Leipsic, Gerten 2, Rieman, Morman; Crestview, none.

In the third period, a deep 2-pointer by Motycka gave Crestview the lead again and its began to assert more defensive pressure on their foe, especially taking away the high-low game and the lob. They shut the Lady Vikes out the first 4:17. The Leipsic man scheme also did its best in limiting the Lady Knights’ offense as the teams traded the lead midway through the stanza. Leipsic outscored Crestview 6-4 the last 1:03, including a buzzer-beating banked-in 25-footer from the right wing, to take a 27-26 edge into the finale. “We struggled offensively against their man but didn’t against their zone,” Kreinbrink added. “Usually it’s the other way around. We were prepared for them to play zone and executed early. We didn’t execute our man stuff.” Leipsic ended up shooting 13-of-38 from the field (4-of-12 3-pointers) for 34.2 percent and 3-of-7 free throws (42.9%). They added 27 boards (6 offensive) as Gerdeman nabbed 10; 17 miscues; and 17 fouls. “When they went up 7-0, it as easy to look back at last year when we fell way behind to Ottoville and got blown out,” Rickard added. “We decided to try the zone and make them shoot over the top but that didn’t work right away. We were excellent in the man.” Crestview compiled the following stats: 11-of-32 shooting (0-of-10 beyond the arc) for 34.4 percent; 25 caroms (3 offensive) as junior Mackenzie Riggenbach (8 points, 4 thefts) added five; 11 errors; and 12 fouls.

That work culminating in earning the nod of eight-best wrestler in the state. “That’s what my goal was this whole year,” Thomas said of a trip to the podium. “We’re proud of him and happy that he got to experience ‘the show’ as we call it,” concluded Collins. In Division II, Hunter also finished eighth at 113 pounds, losing to Whitehall-Yearling’s Ana Abdulijelil 16-7. Abdulijelil had beaten Hunter in the first round to knock him into the consolation bracket. “He did an exceptional job to make it down here make it here as a sophomore and finish eighth. We knew as a freshman last year he’d have a good sophomore year and it all materialized for him,” Elida coach F. Kevin Bowers noted. “In my 24 years as a head coach for the Elida wrestling program, this was the most comfortable year I’ve had because he headed the team; he was at the helm. He is a unique individual and we constantly reminded him of that this weekend; there are any stories out there about him. “A lot of the credit goes to assistant coach Matt Dunahay; he is a technician and his work

Van Wert senior Zach Thomas shakes hands with Delta’s Chance Veller in the 285pound seventh-place match Saturday. Veller won via pinfall as Thomas ended his senior year with a 27-16 mark. (Delphos Herald/Larry Heiing) with Blaine has really helped him develop that part of the sport. He will continue to work with him in the training room in the future and I look forward to see how much Blaine develops even more.” Even as Hunter finishes his sophomore season at 43-8, Bowers has high expectations. “I honestly felt he’d finish third but you have to take it one match at a time; a couple of other wrestlers got in the way. There are things you cannot control on the mat; it’s up to the individual,” Bowers added. “What I noticed about Blaine in the years I have known him is his work ethic; that was plain and clear. “In this day and age when youngsters will tend toward the easy way out, he goes above and beyond to do well. He has a great mentality and attitude; he has the whole package and I and looking forward to see how much better he gets. We’re definitely going to challenge him to do even more in the training room on a daily basis.”

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Third Place Finals: 106: Josh Venia, Tol. Central Cath. dec. Hunter Lucas, Lima Shawnee 4-3. 113: Seth Beard, Napoleon dec. Cory Simpson, Mogadore Field 5-1. 120: Mario Kastl, St. Paris Graham Local dec. Dominic Vagnier, Circleville Logan Elm 4-0. 126: Eli Seipel, St. Paris Graham Local dec. Devin Rogers, Spring. Northwestern 3-1. 132: Aaran Gessic, Perry dec. Wade Hodges, Wauseon 3-0. 138: Ryan Skonieczny, Akron St. Vin.-St. Mary pin Cody Burcher, Uhrichsville Claymont 4:03. 145: Heath Lange, Lewistown Indian Lake pin Caden Herron, Uhrichsville Claymont 2:13. 152: Reyse Wallbrown, Lewistown Indian Lake dec. Dain Steffeny, Granville 7-0. 160: Benjamin Schram, Bellbrook pin Tre Campbell, Wauseon 2:47. 170: Zeck Lehman, Richfield Revere dec. Russell Miller, Wash. C.H. Miami Trace 4-3. 182: Alec Schenk, Perry pin Colt Crall, Uhrichsville Claymont 1:55. 195: Clayton Bullard, Johnstown-Monroe dec. Kyle Kremiller, Perry 5-4. 220: Sean Rutherford, Norton pin Harrison Hoppel, Minerva 1:57. 285: Chase Henderson, Franklin dec. Brandon Pahl, Vincent Warren 3-0. Fifth Place Finals: 106: Hunter Kosco, Canal Fulton Northwest dec. Justin Stickley, St. Paris Graham Loca 6-4. 113: Paul Petras, Parma Padua Franciscan dec. Lane Peters, Uhrichsville Claymont 3-2. 120: Korey Frost, Canfield dec. Ryan Kelley, Hillsboro 7-5. 126: Kollin Clark, Uhrichsville Claymont dec. Georgio Poullas, Canfield 2-0SV. 132: Tyler Knul, Circleville dec. Conner Nemec, Mantua Crestwood 3-1SV. 138: Kyle Kaminski, Parma Padua Franciscan dec. Preston Bowshier, Spring. Kenton Ridg 5-3SV. 145: Andy Dobben, Cuy. Falls CVCA dec. Tyler Wiederholt, Bellbrook 7-3. 152: Jeff Hojnacki, Cuy. Falls CVCA dec. Blake Miller, Clyde 6-0. 160: Alonzo Turner, Painesville Harvey dec. Matt Ludwig, Mentor Lake Cath. 3-2. 170: Aaron Schuette, Wauseon pin Alec Eisnnicher, Sunbury Big Walnut 0:37. 182: Jacob Worthington, LaGrange Keystone dec. Jhulyis Monroe, Col. MarionFranklin 4-3. 195: Bailey Faust, Lexington maj. dec. Josh Couchman, St. Paris Graham Local 15-6. 220: Tylor Pritchard, Upper Sandusky dec. Adontis Watson, Alliance 4-0. 285: Evan Loughman, Thornville Sheridan pin Jquan Fisher, Tol. Central Cath. 3:43. Seventh Place Finals: 106: Noah Jay, Whitehall-Yearling dec. Charlie Nash, Norwalk 8-6SV. 113: Ana Abdulijelil, Whitehall-Yearling maj. dec. Blaine Hunter, Elida 16-7. 120: Markus Cruz, Lorain Clearview dec. Colin Ingram, Lima Bath 5-3. 126: Chandler Minnard, Carroll Bloom-Carroll dec. Cole Tawney, Gallipolis Gallia Acad 7-4. 132: Garrett Carter, Akron St. Vin.-St. Mary dec. Bret Yutzy, Plain City Jonathan Ald 4-2. 138: Jake Zemaitis, Mantua Crestwood pin Caleb Price, Chillicothe 4:42. 145: Nick Wrobel, Mantua Crestwood dec. Ben Petersen, Oak Harbor 6-5. 152: David-Brian Whisler, Warren Howland maj. dec. Kristian Jackson, Alliance 14-1. 160: Brendan Scherer, Warsaw River View maj. dec. Caleb Horn, Amanda-Clearcreek 12-0. 170: Mike Audi, Poland Seminary dec. Brendon Winning, Ravenna 4-3. 182: L.J. Henderson, Lewistown Indian Lake pin Dylan Hefner, Lima Shawnee 1:47. 195: Blake Owens, Newark Licking Valley dec. John Workman, Sandusky Perkins 5-3.

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Ninety percent of our rising healthcare costs are due to the care of heterosexuals dying of lung cancer, liver failure and heart disease, most of which have been self-inflicted by smoking, drinking and overeating. Over 90 percent of ugly clothing is bought by heterosexual men. Over 90 percent of the problems on all soap operas are caused by heterosexual characters. Over 90 percent of all annoying telemarketers are heterosexual. The heterosexual agenda, which advocates that all American men spend every waking moment on a sofa watching sporting events while drinking tasteless American beer, is making our nation weak and about to collapse from within like ancient Rome. C o i n c i d e n t a l l y, 90 percent of the population of ancient Rome was heterosexual. If you have ever been bumped from an airline, a heterosexual person probably got your seat. Over 90 percent of the screaming, ill-behaved children on that same plane have been raised by heterosexual parents. Long lines in grocery stores consist overwhelmingly of heterosexuals. More than 90 percent of Congress is heterosexual. Almost 100 percent of out-of-wedlock teen pregnancies are caused by heterosexuals.

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Nearly 100 percent of divorces are between heterosexuals. Around 95 percent of all sexual harassment complaints are against heterosexuals. Over 95 percent of all military courts-martial are of heterosexuals. Ninety percent of all drug users are heterosexuals. Ninety percent of all gang members are heterosexuals. Ninety percent of all traffic accidents are caused by heterosexuals. Ninety percent of all violence against women is done by heterosexuals. Vladimir Putin, Bashar al-Assad, Fidel Castro and Kim Jong-Un are all heterosexuals, as were “Papa Doc” Duvalier, Idi Amin, Joseph Stalin and Adolf Hitler. Ninety percent of welfare and Medicare fraud is perpetrated by heterosexuals. Ninety percent of our prison cells are filled with heterosexuals, costing us billions of taxpayer dollars a year. Ninety percent of income-tax cheating is done by heterosexuals, costing us billions of dollars a year. Ninety percent of the “too big to fail” banks that cost billions of dollars to bail out were run by heterosexuals. Which leaves only one question: Should we let heterosexuals marry, adopt children, lead the Boy Scouts, run for office or play in the NFL? ( C o n t a c t Jim Mullen at JimMullenBooks. com.) COPYRIGHT 2014 UNITED FEATURE SYNDICATE DISTRIBUTED BY UNIVERSAL UCLICK FOR UFS

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The Herald – 9

Tomorrow’s Horoscope
By Bernice Bede Osol
to agree to your way of thinking. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- There is a group or organization that is looking for someone with your credentials. Participate, meet new people and spend time with those who share your interests. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5, 2014 Stand up for your rights and be forthright in stating your beliefs. Your intensity will encourage others to support your position. You will be challenged by many new opportunities and experiences in the year ahead. If you face them with conviction, you will succeed. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Your involvement in charitable organizations will help raise your profile. The result will encourage you to increase your efforts and will spur even greater support. Positive action brings stellar results. ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You will be able to improve your position through the power of persuasion. Share your views, and stress the positive results that will ensue if your plans are put into action. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Opportunities will come your way if you share your aspirations with others. You may have to make some minor adjustments to your plans, but in the end, you will achieve the desired outcome. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -Concentrate on your duties, and use discretion when speaking your mind. Someone could try to use your words against you. Don’t be tempted to join in a heated discussion. CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You are a talented individual with a unique way of helping others. Unleashing your creativity will enable you to offer significant improvements and solutions. Your generosity will be inspiring. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- It’s in your best interest to listen to those around you. You will discover information pertinent to a decision that you need to make. Reserve your opinion until you have all the facts. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Your inquisitive nature is looking for a new creative outlet. Explore new activities, challenges and topics that you find stimulating in order to meet people who share similar interests. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Take on a task that’s been hanging over your head for too long. Stop making excuses and start acting decisively so you can move on to more pleasurable activities. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- To maintain your good reputation, you should acquaint yourself with all the relevant information required prior to engaging in a new venture or partnership. Deception will lead to a broken agreement. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Your leadership prospects will be improved if you are a team player. Establish yourself as a hard worker. Someone who is easy to get along with could be a valuable asset to your cohort. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Spend time with people who inspire you. A meaningful relationship is based on mutual interests and ideals. Sharing your ideas will improve your connection to someone special. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Avoid anyone trying to meddle with your plans. Rather than go along with someone else’s ideas, you should fulfill the projects that are important to you.


TUESDAY, MARCH 4, 2014 Keep your goals in sight, and dedicate your energy to achieving your dreams. It is not realistic or beneficial to try to do everything for others. Your time will be much better spent if you focus on what’s most important to you. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -Choose an occupation that interests you, and learn as much as you can about it. Developing a plan for the future will lead to advancement. Concentrate on increasing your employability. ARIES (March 21-April 19) -Nothing will be able to hold you back today. Your energy level is high, and you are in a happy frame of mind. Share your enthusiasm to attract followers. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -Address a problem that is concerning you. Listen carefully to the advice of individuals who have experienced similar difficulties, and you may find the solution you have been looking for. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -There are many changes on the horizon. A chance encounter will lead to a very special partnership. You will be praised and congratulated for your unselfish contribution to a worthy cause. CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Now’s the time to take special care of your personal interests. You should refuse any loan requests or other pleas for financial contributions. Others may not be as trustworthy as you believe. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Romance and enjoyment will be the order of the day. Your goals are being realized through perseverance and hard work. Travel and socializing will help develop a rewarding insight. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Slow down and take a good look at your commitments and challenges. You risk damaging your health if you don’t stop to reassess your situation and to rejuvenate. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- If you are unhappy, consider the circumstances that led to your current situation. Perhaps your expectations are unrealistic. Think things over to avoid making the same mistake twice. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- The key to security is the ability to manage your finances effectively. Share your dreams, and you are likely to come across a kindred spirit who has similar goals and much to contribute. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You will be inspired to take on a new project. Go ahead and take the plunge. Your creativity and imagination will lead to a very successful outcome. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -You need to deal with matters on your own. Otherwise, you will expend a lot of needless energy trying to get others





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Willinghöfer “Our life is like a book. If you don’t travel you will only get to know the first page of it.” That’s my opinion but I have never been to America yet. Going to America has been a dream for a long time. I’m very enthusiastic about it and now I finally have the chance to go there. Spending time with you I will be able to improve my English and will also get to know your culture, habits and traditions. I could pick up new experiences and gain selfconfidence. I am really excited to see the other side of the world. I am sure I will learn a lot about America and I can tell you something about Germany. I hope that after the time in your family America will be a second home to me. Although I’m sure that it won’t be easy to leave my family and my friends I’m still very excited to meet you. I would love being a part of your family. I am looking forward to seeing you soon. Yours Celina Dear guest family, My name is Justus Sundermann and I go to school at Gymnasium Verl. I want to be part of the student exchange program Delphos-Verl. First I am going to tell you something about myself: I am fourteen years old and will get fifteen in March. I have lived in Verl for my whole life. My family and I have our own house there. Our neighborhood is very friendly and we have a street party (Straßenfest) every year. A girl from our neighborhood, Alicia Hesse, was in Delphos as a guest student last year. Maybe you know her? Now I am going to tell you about my unfortunately not very big family: My mother is a dentist and her favorite hobby is singing in our local gospel choir. My father works as a financial controller and in his free time he likes running and reading books. My sister Lina, she is ten years old, does judo and musical dance. My aunt Elke is a teacher for English, German and Art. I have two uncles; Christian is a lawyer and Michael works as an electronic engineer. My grandma Renate was owner of a bar in the past and now enjoys her retirement. I also have two cousins. Although we have such a small family and live so far away from each other we try to meet as often as possible and celebrate Christmas together. Already for seven years I play handball and have had a lot of fun and success in this time. A great part of my friends plays handball together with me and we also often meet in our free time. With enthusiasm I play the saxophone for a long time and I also like to read books. I would be really excited if I could spend five months together with you and may be part of your family. My intention is to learn more about America, especially about Delphos and its links to Verl. I am also interested in the American culture, the American way of life and your traditions. Of course I want to improve my English knowledge too. I look forward to a great time together, Justus Dear Host Family I’m really looking forward to spending a year abroad and staying in your family. In the following lines I want to introduce myself and tell you something about my daily life as well as the reasons for applying for the student exchange. My name is Núria Willinghöfer and I’m 14 years old. My parents, my younger brother and I live in a house surrounded by many fields outside of Verl, a city situated in the northwest of Germany. From our kitchen’s window I can observe grazing deer, squirrels and bunnies. Because I love animals, we also have pets, two cats. My brother and I take care of them. For me, living in plenty of nature is great. My parents both work. My father is a print graduate engineer and my mother gives Spanish lessons. While my father works full-time five days Frentzen a week, my mother only works three days a week for a few hours. She was born in Spain and later she came to Germany. That’s why I grow up bilingual and attend Spanish lessons once a week after school. Twice a year we fly to Spain and visit our relatives. In general, the relationship between my parents and me is very good. They help to solve my problems and always support me. My brother goes to the same secondary school as I do. Normally I get along well with him, but sometimes we also argue. For going to school we use the bike. I attend grade nine. My favorite subjects at school are English and French but I also like math and physics. After graduating from school, I want to study and become a teacher. In my free time, I meet my friends and we have a good time together. They characterize me as a friendly, helpful, tidy and timid teenager. But I open up when I know somebody better. I have been attending piano lessons for five years and since 2011 I play in an orchestra. Sundays afternoon I learn dancing at an academy. Swimming is another hobby I have. Sometimes I visit the Catholic mass. Additionally to this, I help my mother in the kitchen and in the garden. Of course, I also tidy up my room every day and I do the chores when my mother isn’t at home. I enjoy exploring new places, getting to know other people and trying something new. The student exchange would offer me the opportunity to see your country and improve my language. Moreover I would collect valuable experience. The stay at your family gives me the possibility to see ‘the American daily life’, to learn more about Delphos, your traditions and culture as well as the different school system. I think that it is curious to know what is different. I hope that this letter has convinced you that I am the right exchange student. I’m looking forward to hearing from you soon. Sincerely Núria Willinghöfer Dear host family, Thank you very much for your consideration of welcoming me as a temporary family member. I would be very grateful and confident to proof myself worthy of the trust set in me. My name is German Frentzen. German is a rare male given name which derives from the old Germanic word erman, meaning all-encompassing. I am 14 years old and was born as the second son to my mother Christine and my father Lars. My brother Götz is 18 years old and despite the age difference, we are very close. Family ties are strong and we all get along very well. My dad is an orthodontist and my mum a journalist. Due to my mother´s South Sea origin, I was raised bilingual English-German. I take great interest in various subjects at school. Learning English, French and German allows me to communicate with friends close and far. I would be delighted to take Spanish classes at beginner`s level in Delphos. Natural sciences particularly hands-on courses like rocket building are best liked. History and politics teach me how society works. Extracurricular activities include a French diploma club and a paramedic course. In my free time I practice ju-jitsu and enjoy playing tennis and golf. I like music, which is why I play keyboard and guitar. “Hang on Sloopy” will be my next piece of music. I am a good skier and a beginner in snowboarding. I like meeting up with my friends and doing fun things together. Twice a week I visit my Grandparents Hartmut and Renate and enjoy their company playing cards and games. So far, my brother and I spend a two week vacation during summer with them in the Alps or at the seaside. Every three years we visit my family in the South Pacific because of the long distance and tiresome trip, but I keep in Tanriverdi touch via facebook and Skype. We try to let them participate in my life by having major events abroad. I was baptized in Tonga by my grandfather Atolo and confirmed last year in Fiji. Like many citizens of Delphos, my tongan grandfather has german family roots. I would like to experience how you define home. Is it a matter of family, belief, society or ethnic origin? Visiting an American highschool and sharing the life in a small town like Delphos, has interested me ever since I started watching US movies and reading books. My bookshelves are filled with a variety of literature from adventure to thriller novels. Outdoor activities like cycling, hiking or canoeing are enjoyed by every family member. This year we spent our holidays in southern Germany and visited the famous Bavarian castles such as Neuschwanstein. Thank you for reading my letter and hopefully welcoming me to your family. Quoting Ohio’s state motto “With God all things are possible,” I am looking forward to seeing you next year. With kindest regards, German Frentzen Dear Host family, My Name is Baran Tanriverdi, I am a 14 year old student and currently go the 9th grade in Germany. My parents are Sema (mother) and Ismail Tanriverdi, I also have a younger brother called Berdan, he is going to 7th grade. My dad owns his own business of a roofing company. And my mother is a housewife and focuses on raising my brother and me. My family has a Turkish background. My parents immigrated to Germany 22 years ago. My favorite subjects are Math, English and Physical Education. I am a very reliable and independent child. As a family member, I have some chores such as cleaning up my own room of course as well as helping to set up the dining table and occasionally vacuum our house. I know that it is very important for a family to help one another. I have quite a lot of hobbies, for instance I love to play soccer with my brother and listening to music. But even more I enjoy playing chess, play guitar and table tennis. I love learning languages, it kind of comes easy to me since I have been raised bilingual. Moreover I would say that playing chess helps me a lot in terms of logical and spatial thinking, determination and so on. I would love to participate on this student exchange in the U.S. because I am fascinated by all the new cultures and traditions, America compared to Germany is not just a different country but also a different continent. I would love to explore the daily live in the States and also improve my English skills. I have a cousin who is currently in NYC, she came as an au pair and she really supports me with this idea, she loves it and is convinced that a stay abroad helps developing, experiencing and improving our English skills. Furthermore I would love to make new friends and discover your way of life. It has always been a big dream of mine to live the life of an American and discover new traditions and cultures. Unfortunately my family doesn’t own pets, I don’t have allergies against pets though. I would love to have pets! As I mentioned before we are a family with Turkish roots, I have grown up with two cultures; the German Christianity and the Turkish Islam. I am very open-minded towards new traditions and actually even curious to experience new believes and lifestyles. The only thing I don’t eat pork. This is a religious point of Turkish traditions and believes. But other than that I am easy to please and easy going in every aspect. Thank you very much for taking your time and reviewing my application. I hope my introduction gave you a good overview about my person. I hope to hear from you and I am looking forward to meet you and be a family member of your family. Best greetings, Baran Tanriverdi PEREVALNE, Ukraine (AP) — Just inside the main gate to the military base, four young Ukrainian soldiers stood in the middle of the road, as if somehow they alone could stop what was on the other side. They were hardly an intimidating group. They were young and unarmed and didn’t look like they had ever been anywhere near combat. One, the soldier whose eyes kept blinking nervously, didn’t look old enough to shave. Outside the gate, though, things were different. There were a half-dozen soldiers in unmarked green uniforms, all wearing helmets and body armor, and all carrying automatics weapons. Every 50 feet (15 meters) or so, were was another pair of the soldiers, all from the military force that Russian President Vladimir Putin had used to take control of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula in recent days. Those soldiers, taciturn and well-disciplined, ringed the base from every side. The soldiers outside had arrived Sunday morning in transport trucks with Russian license plates, escorted by at least one armored car with a machine gun on top. Their demand was simple: they wanted to take control of the base, as they are believed to be doing at bases across Crimea. These Ukrainians, though, weren’t prepared to let that happen. “This is the territory of a military unit, and there is military hardware, weaponry and ammunition inside, and the servicemen don’t intend to let them go,” the base’s deputy commander, Col. Valery Boyko, said. Within a few hours, the standoff had become a circus. The international media had arrived, trailing tripods and generators and mobile satellite dishes. An archbishop from the Ukrainian Orthodox Church had come, to pray for peace. Dozens of people came from the village — really a collection of dirty gray apartment building — just around the corner. Young mothers pushed children to the gate in strollers, or held the hands of toddlers. A couple women brought jugs of tea to keep away

Sundermann (Continued from page 1) Dear Host Family, I am very glad that you are reading my letter and would like to introduce myself to you, I am very excited about meeting many new people in your town, gaining new impressions and learning more about the American culture. I am 15 years old and live in a small city called Verl. It is located in western Germany. I live in a house with my parents, my brother Alexander (20 years old), my sister Anna (19 years old) and my grandpa Heinrich (86 years old). I have a really good relationship with my parents and my two siblings. Me, my brother and my sister like to spend a lot of time together. We live on a farm. At home I help my parents in the household. I mow the lawn or take our dog out for a walk. Our dog is called Josy. She is 6 years old and is a black labrador. I really like to take walks with her. I also have my own bees. I have two colonies and I really enjoy eating my own honey. In autumn, I help with raking the leaves because we have many trees here. I spend a lot of my free time with my friends. We meet in a Roman Catholic youth- community-group once a week. We all have a lot of fun there. Every year, in the fall holidays, we take a one-week trip with all the people from this group. I also like to play basketball with my friends in my free time. I am very interested in informatics and I am looking forward to studying this subject after I graduate from school. I would really like to spend a semester in your country because this stay abroad would help me to acquire a better knowledge of the English language. I have always liked speaking English. It is my favorite subject in school. I would like to go to school abroad because I am very curious about going to an American high school. It has always been my dream to visit America. This stay abroad would give me a great chance to realize my wish. If you choose me, I would be very grateful if you could tell me something about your family, the area where you live, and the school that I can attend while I am living with your family. I am looking forward to hearing from you soon. Yours sincerely, Matthias Busche Dear host-family, My name is Celina and I was born on 7th June 1999. I live in Germany together with my nice family: my parents Detlef and Diana, my two brothers Jan and Tim and my rabbits Freddy and Tazie. My grandparents live very far away from us so I can only see them three times a year. We all go to the “Gymnasium”in Verl. That’s a very small town near Bielefeld with only 25.000 citizens. I’m in the 9th grade and will finish school in three years. My grades are good and my favourite subjects are French and Latin. My family plays an important role in my life so we do a lot of great things together, for example we go to church on Sundays, go skiing and we cook a lot of delicious meals. We mostly eat healthy food like vegetables and fruits but sometimes I also eat some sweets like every child. Maybe I can cook a traditional meal for you. In my freet ime I do a lot of sports. I go jogging an hour every day and do rhythmic gymnastics three times a week. Through many competitions our team has become stronger and stronger and now we are all close friends. Besides I play the piano but I mostly like to spend time with other people. I take care of children and I love my job. It makes so much fun and you are very happy when you see the little smile of the kids. My friends are an important point in my life, too. We often watch nice films in cinema, go shopping or eat something in nice restaurants. I would like to know what you do in your freetime. If you have any special interest I definitely want to try that too.


the evening cold. Lots of young men came, to gawp for a while and then saunter home. As word spread about what was happening, dozens of loud pro-Russian Crimeans also came, some waving Russian flags, to urge the soldiers inside to give up. “Russia! Russia!” they would loudly chant, if anyone dared to disagree with them. There were also, however, about a dozen people who had been watching the scene carefully all day. Most of them were relatives of soldiers living in the base (which, for unexplained reasons in this inland village, belongs to a coast guard unit). “I’m very, very afraid,” said one woman, who declined to give her name, but who said her husband was inside. Maria Victornova, an elderly woman, had come to the base to support the Ukrainians, but said she also felt sorry for the masked soldiers outside the gate. “They are so young,” she said. “And we can’t see their emotions.” The pro-Russians outnumbered the pro-Ukrainians by at least 10-to-1, no surprise in a region where most people trace their heritage to Russia, and where some people see themselves as more Russian than Ukrainian. These people had welcomed Putin’s move into Crimea. They occasionally called through the fence for the young soldiers to quietly surrender their base. By late afternoon, though, that had yet to happen. Boyko said he talked to the Russian forces and had agreed to lower his base’s alert status — replacing his armed soldiers at the gate, for instance, with unarmed ones — but there was no sign the soldiers in green would simply fade away. Despite the nervous relatives, and that one blinking Ukrainian, hardly anyone appeared frightened. Most of the soldiers — inside and out — seemed content to just stand in their assigned places and wait for orders. It’s what soldiers do, no matter their loyalty. As night fell, and the breeze coming down from the nearby hills turned bitterly cold, all of them were still waiting.

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Businesses receiving certificates for milestones included: Delphos St. John’s (170 years); First Financial Bank (150); Lima News (130); Ameriprise Financial (120); Lima Memorial Health System (115); Culligan and Stolly Insurance (110); H.G. Violet, Inc. (85); Affinity Mutual Insurance and Pitsenbarger Supply, Inc. (80); Gehring & Burtchin Contracting, Inc., H&R Block, Superior Federal Credit Union, Vanamatic Co., Inc. and Wassenberg Art Center (60); Delphos Auto Supply (55); Spherion (50); Penske Truck Leasing Co., LP (45); Bebout and Houg Roofing & Siding and Time Warner Cable (40); Delphos Family Physicians, Inc., Gerald Fischer, Lock 16 Catering and John Nomina CPA (35); Delphos Stadium Club, Inc. and Dodie Seller-State Farm Insurance (30); Combs & Company, Delphos Self Storage and Drapery Stitch (25); Dr. Alan Cline and Deer Creek Apartments (15); Curves, Delphos Fuel and Truck Wash and Ivy Hutch Flowers & Gifts (10); and Downtown Fitness Center, LLC and Peak Community Wellness (five).

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He said a teacher once told him that to be a good teacher you have to have some form of mutual respect with students and to always remember that not every student is having a good day. Zerkel said his music has changed over time through the influence of listening and exploring different kinds of music, which can take artists in a new direction. He said one of the things he dislikes about the music world is the cookie-cutter artist recordings and the vocal competition shows on television. “It leaves little room for someone with a unique or unusual style,” he explained. “What I do like, is searching for independent record labels

Answers to Saturday’s questions: An orange, specifically the bergamot orange, gives Earl Grey tea its distinct flavor and aroma. Oil extracted from its rind is blended with black tea to create Earl Grey tea. Jean Nidetch’s dress size was 44 and she weighed 214 pounds in 1961 when she went on the diet that led to the founding of Weight Watchers two years later. Today’s questions: What Hall of Fame pitcher won two games — one of them the longest, timewise, in Major League Baseball history — on May 19, 1984? What served as the outer covering of the first water beds? Answers in Wednesday’s Herald.


that allow you to find inspiring artists with their own style.” Zerkel said the best piece of advice he’s been given was from his mom, which was “If you want something or want to do something, like play the guitar, it is up to you to make it happen!” As a guitar teacher, Zerkel has seen many young student’s guitar skills grow. He said some have become very successful in their teenage and adult lives. “Working with the Delphos Area Art Guild has allowed me to be a part of something that I think this community needs to be able to grow,” he stated. He said through his association with DAAG, he has worked with many talented artists and met a lot of great students and parents.