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Ottoville School Board soft on speed limit support letter

OTTOVILLE A letter in support of the efforts of a local developer to have the speed limit reduced in front of Ottoville Schools may be drafted but if Wednesdays response from school board members is any indication of the outcome of a vote at the next meeting, the proposal will have to move forward without the boards support. John Schimmoeller and Greg Bockrath, a civil engineer with Bockrath and Associates working on Schimmoellers behalf approached the school board for the third time Wednesday to garner the letter in support of reducing the speed limit in front of the school to 35 mph with the exception of during school hours (7 a.m. to 4 p.m.), when it would be 20 mph. The speed limit in that area is currently 55 mph except during school hours. Schimmoeller said he was frustrated with the boards reluctance to support his efforts. Does it really matter what goes in there? he asked the board. Wouldnt you like to see the speed limit reduced regardless? Board President Kevin Landin expressed his concern that a rumored retail store across from the school could lead to costly safety enhancements in sidewalks, etc., on the schools property along U.S. 224. See LETTER, page 10

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Teens work 1,000 Paper Cranes project

Ayron McClurg, left, Katlynn Schleeter and Luke Ketcham hone their origami skills while making paper cranes for the 1,000 Paper Crane project. Their efforts will decorate the Teen Room at the Delphos Public Library. The project kicked off this week during National Library Week. (Delphos Herald/Nancy Spencer)

Herald observes Good Friday hours

The Delphos Herald office will close at noon on Friday in observance of Good Friday. Regular office hours will resume on Monday.


Easter eggs, baked goods, sweet abound

Ministerial Assoc. sets Good Friday service

Herald Staff Reports At noon, darkness fell across the whole land until 3 p.m. At that time, Jesus cried out My God, my God. Why have you forsaken me? Jesus shouted again and He gave up His spirit. At that moment, the curtain in the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. Matthew 27: 45, 46, 50 and 51. DELPHOS The Delphos Ministerial Association will offer its Good Friday service at noon on Friday at St. Peter Luteran Church. The theme will be Restored in Christ Broken Curtain. The association has seen good participation in the Lenten Luncheons this year, held six Thursdays prior to Holy Week. Turnout for the luncheons has been very good as long as the weather was good, Pastor Linda Wannemacher said. I think we get a few more people each year, so we are reaching out and bringing people together to oberve the Lenten Season. Special music will be provided by Jaye Wannemacher, Erin Stokes and Pastor David Howell, with liturgical dance and flags by Deb Tenewalde and Pastor Wannemacher. Scripture readings, prayers, hymns and the sermon will be given by Pastors Harry Tolhurst, D.J. Fuerstenau, Jane Brown, Ron Lumm and Angela Kehbeb. All are welcome.

Class of 75 to discuss reunion

Members St. Johns High School class of 1975 are invited to the Rustic at 7 p.m. on Tuesday to share information and/or ideas for the upcoming 40th reunion. For more information, call 419-235-8619.

Developmental screenings set

Putnam County Help Me Grow Early Childhood Specialists will be available to screen Putnam County infants, toddlers and preschoolers free of charge. Developmental screenings that are available include: hearing, vision, physical development (crawling, walking, etc.), speech and language, behavioral and play skills. The free screenings are offered to Putnam County residents monthly. The next screening will take place from 1-4 p.m. on Tuesday. Screenings are by appointment only; call 419-523-6059 or toll free at 1-877-738-1866. Mostly sunny today with highs in the lower 60s. Partly cloudy tonight with lows in the mid 40s. See page 2.

The VFW Ladies Auxiliary got busy Wednesday morning coloring, pickling, slicing and dicing close to 4,000 hard-boiled eggs for the Easter Bake Sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday 9 a.m. until sold out Saturday. Homemade goodies galore will be found along with colorful eggs, pickled and deviled eggs, egg salad and homemade noodles. (Delphos Herald/ Stephanie Groves)


Achievement highlights school board meeting

that the elementary school speech contests winners were: first place, Eric Wieging; second place, Chloe Fields; and Mackenna Stechschulte, alternate. The topic was healthy lifestyles and their presentations exceeded all others, Verhoff said. Board members accepted $1,070 from Fort Jennings Activity Boosters for the Band Trip Fund. Members of the board commended Rose Mary Warnecke and the entire cast and crew for a fine performance of the schools musical, Annie, Jr. Warnecke was also re-hired as music instructor for the 2014-15 school year. Board members approved the following summer student workers on an as needed basis: Alex Berelsman, Alex Sealts, Aaron Neidert, Jessica Young, Sydney German, Alyssa Wiedeman and Marissa Metzger. These students will be operating mowers as well as other school equipment.



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The Delphos Senior Citizens Center is holding its annual Easter Candy Sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday. Center employee Shirley Jarman says this years offerings include the traditional chocolate treats and some new items including colorful plastic eggs with painted faces filled with miniature chocolate eggs and new flavors of candy bars. Folks should get to the sale early for the best selection, as they sell out early. All proceeds from the sale benefits programs provided by the center.

FORT JENNINGS Dean of Students Todd Hoehn announced Griffin Morman, Zach Piasecki, Rachel Luersman and Makenna Ricker each achieved Superior scores at the District Science Fair Wednesday night. Congratulations to all the students who received Superior scores, Hoehn said. Morman and Piasecki will participate in the State Science Day on May 10 and Luersman and Ricker will serve as alternates. Hoehn also announced student council members and the schools leadership team will be involved in the upcoming Farmers Day, which will be held from 8:30-10:30 a.m. on May 9. Farming families will be the guests and served coffee and doughnuts, take a tour of the school and see our technology iPads and Smart Boards, Hoehn detailed. Elementary Principal Kathleen Verhoff reported

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The following individuals appeared Wednesday before Judge Charles Steele in Van Wert County Common Pleas Court: Bond violation Christopher Britt, 24, Van Wert appeared for a bond violation for failing to report to probation. His bond was changed to $10,000 cash. Sentencings Tyler Kast, 22, Van Wert, was sentenced on a charge of vandalism, a felony of the fifth degree. His sentence was: three years community control, up to six months at the WORTH Center, additional 30 days jail at later date, 200 hours community service, two years intensive probation and he was ordered to pay restitution of $141.41, court costs and partial appointed counsel fees. A 12-month prison term was deferred pending completion of community control. Nicholas Bendele, 31, Van Wert, was sentenced for possession of drugs, felony of the fifth degree. His sentence was: three years community control, 30 days jail at a later date, 30 days Electronic House Arrest or jail, 200 hours community service, two years intensive probation, drivers license suspended for six months and he was ordered to pay court costs and partial appointed counsel fees. A 12-month prison term was deferred pending completion of community control.

FUNERALS OBITUARIES The Delphos RATLIFF, Robert G. Herald Rob, 49, of Delphos, friends
may call from 1-3 p.m. today at Grace Community Church, 4359 Allentown Rd., Lima. A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. today at the church, the Rev. John Heyward officiating. In lieu of flowers, friends can give to The Gideons International. Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory, Van Wert, is in charge of local arrangements. Online condolences can be given at HOHLBEIN, Kyler, 25, an open house will be held from 2-5 p.m. Saturday at the home of John and Dorothy Hohlbein.
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VW Municipal Court releases March activity report

Information submitted VAN WERT The Van Wert Municipal Court has released the activity report for March. There were a total of 498 cases for the month as follows: 561 traffic cases, 58 criminal cases and 64 civil cases. The court performed one wedding. Fines and costs in the amount of $91,580.22 were distributed to government agencies by the Municipal Court as follows: $27,846.83 to the State of Ohio, $52,379.77 to the City of Van Wert, $7,657.53 to the County of Van Wert, $167.26 to the Van Wert Sheriffs Dept., $17 to Crime Stoppers, $1 to the Mercer County Sheriffs Department, $400 to the Village of Convoy, $715 to Capital Recovery, $1,094.83 to the County Law Library, $80 to the City of Delphos and $50 to the Village of Ohio City. The above disbursements include $1,441 to Legal Aid, $4,198 to Victims of Crime and $2,771.80 to Computerization. The total amount collected in back fines from Capital Recovery for the year is $9,760.43. The Courts Supervision Fund brought in $3,668.50 for the month for a total of $8,040.50 for the year. Monies collected for judgment creditors by garnishment for the month totaled $47,632.08. The nature of the offense and the arresting authority are factors. which affect the distribution of the fines. The charging authorities were: traffic cases driving under the influence (25), State patrol (11), SHF (one), Village (one), Delphos (two) and SVW (10); general traffic (536) OSP (454), Van Wert Police (64), Delphos (seven), Sheriff (11) and Village (zero); criminal charges (58) City Police (35), Ohio State Patrol (three), Sheriff (17), Delphos (two), Village (zero) and ODNR (one); and civil cases (64) regular moneyonly complaints (53), evictions (nine), other-BMV driving privileges (one) and small claims complaints (one). Judge Jill Leatherman signed two search warrants during the month. Traffic/Criminal Activity: The court had 369 scheduled arraignments, 177 pre-trials, four trials to the court, no suppression hearings, eight preliminary

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Safe Communities releases traffic fatalities update

Information submitted PUTNAM COUNTY The Putnam County Safe Communities Coalition reports from Jan. 1-March 31 there was one traffic death in Putnam County. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, each fatality has a comprehensive cost of $3,366,388 associated with it. The fatality cost in Putnam County for January through March was $3,366,388. Mike Klear, Putnam County Safe Communities, said, It is up to each of us in Putnam County to be smart and to buckle up and do not drink and drive. With the spring weather coming there will be more tractors and slow moving vehicles, motorcycles and bicycles on our roadways. Please be aware and not distracted while you are driving in a motor vehicle. The Putnam County Safe Communities Coalition is dedicated to keeping our county roads safe so we dont have to grieve over someone in our county. The Safe Communities program was developed through the Ohio Department of Public Safety to establish and/or expand community partnerships to create safer, healthier communities throughout Ohio. For more information about the Economic Impact of Motor Vehicle Crashes or the Putnam County Safe Communities Coalition, contact Klear at the Putnam County Educational Service Center.

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hearing, nine probation violation/show cause hearings, no bond hearings, four sentencings, no change of pleas, zero no contest hearings, no extradition hearing, no 12-point suspension hearings, no scheduled jury trials and four ALS hearings. The following information has been submitted to the judge from the probation department for the month. Number of persons off probation: 40 Total intakes for probation: 14 Total office visits: 40 Total home visits: three Total number of persons on probation: 260 Total number on intensive probation: 61 Total persons arrested by probation: zero Total community service hours completed: four In-home alcohol units: three Number placed on electronic house arrest: five Cases reviewed by court: 132 Total successfully completing EMHA: two Probation violations filed: one Ignition interlock units issued: 13 UDSs completed: 12 Diversions: zero Rehabilitation placement: zero

LEXINGTON Twenty-two officers from 10 agencies completed advanced emergency vehicle operations training Tuesday at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio. Law enforcement officers from around the state were able to put their skills to the test at MidOhios premier 2.4-mile, 15-turn road race course. Local officers included Shawn Feldner, Nate Music and Scott Patterson from the Allen County Sheriffs Office. Using law enforcement casino training funds, Ohio Department of Public Safety and the Ohio State Highway Patrol Emergency Vehicle Operations Instructors, along with veteran race car

drivers, designed the training to heighten the skill level of officers around the state to operate a patrol vehicle in the most efficient and safest manner possible. The six-hour training incorporated both classroom instruction and practical exercises. The leading cause of on-duty deaths of law enforcement officers nationally is automobile-related traffic crashes, said Director John Born, Ohio Department of Public Safety. Driving skills are perishable. This advanced training provides officers from across Ohio the opportunity to improve their skills. Before these casino law enforcement training funds were available, it was the responsibility of the individual agencies to incur the cost of sending officers to advanced training opportunities like this.


One Year Ago Elidas students of the month for April were announced at Tuesdays Board of Education meeting. They were given pins by Superintendent Don Diglia and Board President Dennis Fricke. Students honored were Caitlyn Henderson, Brady Kirk, Ben Osmon, Alexis Bowman, Darren Harris, Briana Mason, Austin Smith, Nicholas Bader, Lauren Greeley, Emily Schaefer and Ericka Smith. 25 Years Ago 1989 Placing fourth in the Ohio Mathematics League contest were eighthgrade Delphos Jefferson Middle School students Phillip Lawrence, Jeremy Reynolds, Mike Gilbert, Kristi Poling and Michael Domin. Math teacher is Quincy Kiracofe. The students competed as a team with students from Allen, Hancock, Hardin and Wyandot. St. Johns took advantage of two Coldwater errors in the bottom of the seventh inning and scored twice to beat the Cavaliers 5-4 Friday at Stadium Park. Scott Suever went the distance for St. Johns, giving up four runs on eight hits, walking four and striking out two. Suever, Bruce Odenweller and Brent Grothaus had doubles for St. Johns. Grothaus also had a single. Planting trees in Fort Jennings Community Park were Greg Gasser, Charles Murphy and Gary Schimmoeller. Planting trees was one of the projects in the annual park cleanup. Park board officers include Don Ricker, president; Gary Wieging, vice president; and Rick Metzger, secretary. Other members are Schimmoeller, Bob Kleman, Mary Menke, Charlotte Streets, Bill Von Lehmden, Tom Bruskotter and Tim Gasser.

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50 Years Ago 1964 Three Spencerville High School juniors have been named delegates to Buckeye Girls State to be held in Columbus the week of June 20-28. They are Suzanne Brown, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Hubert Horstman CLEVELAND (AP) Brown; Susan Maurer, Hubert Horstman, 93, of These Ohio lotteries were daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fritz Maurer; and Linda Fort Jennings, died 5:43 p.m. drawn Wednesday: Classic Lotto Morrison, daughter of Mr. Tuesday at the Meadows of 15-25-26-40-44-47, Kalida. and Mrs. Tom Morrison. Visitation will be from 2-4 Kicker: 6-6-5-2-0-0 See ARCHIVES, page 10 Est. jackpot: $67 million p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Sunday Mega Millions at Love-Heitmeyer Funeral Est. jackpot: $38 million Home, Jackson Twp. Pick 3 Evening Mass of Christian Burial 2-1-7 will be Monday at St. Joseph Pick 3 Midday Catholic Church, Fort 2-2-4 Jennings. BOULDERS DECORATIVE RIVER ROCK GRAVEL Pick 4 Evening Condolences may be 7-8-5-0 expressed at www.lovefuner BLACK MULCH PEAT MOSS COMPOST Pick 4 Midday TOPSOIL SAND LIMESTONE 3-1-4-1 Pickup or Delivery Pick 5 Evening 7-4-1-5-5 HAULING FIXING EXISTING Pick 5 Midday DRIVEWAYS & PARKING LOTS 4-7-9-4-1 NEW DRIVEWAYS & PARKING LOTS ST. RITAS Powerball A boy was born April 34-39-42-44-59, 15 to Michele and Doug Powerball: 8, Power Play: 3 Martz of Delphos. 1415 N. MAIN, DELPHOS, OH Rolling Cash 5 A boy was born April 10-12-20-32-37 419-692-4155 15 to Maria and Bruce Estimated jackpot: Open M-F 7:00am-5:00pm; Sat. Hours (Weather permitting) - 8-noon Rellinger of Cloverdale. $448,000

DELPHOS Richard Alan Martin, 69, of Delphos died at 2:50 a.m. Wednesday at Lima Memorial Hospital with his loving family surrounding him. He was born Jan. 16, 1945, in Lima to Ernest and Dorothy (Crider) Martin, who preceded him in death. He married Cathy Smith on Feb. 18, 1968 and they remarried on Sept. 25, 1993. She survives in Delphos. He is also survived by his daughter, Nancy Martin Clay of Delphos; his son, Ross (Anja) Miller of Russells Point; two sisters, Judy Mayer of Delphos and Linda VanHoose of Lakeview; five brothers, Gary (Arlene) Martin of Bellefontaine, Tom (Deb) Martin of Dublin, Don (Elaine) Martin of Lima, Steve Martin of Bellefontaine and Dennis (Barb) Martin of Dayton; six grandchildren, Lucas and MaeLynn Clay of Delphos and Avery, Scarlette, Claire and Cooper Miller of Russells Point; two sisters-inlaw, Dianna Bowers (Norbert McEvoy) of Delphos and Marlene (Roger) Larson of Forest Park, Ga.; many beautiful friends; and two special couples, Rick and Shirley Layson of Jonesboro, Ga., and Phil and Chris Campbell of Convoy. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Larry Martin; and his nephew, Mark VanHoose. He retired from John Mansville in Defiance; before that, he had worked for Trim Trends and Century Link. He served in the Army in Korea and Vietnam. He was a life member of the VFW #3360 of Defiance and the AMVETS in Lakeview. He was a member of Bass Masters of Indian Lake and fished in the tournament for over 25 years. He loved fishing, painting and playing cards and games. He loved rock and roll and could name any singer to any song and also loved spending time with his family and friends. Funeral services will be at 6 p.m. Friday at Harter and Schier Funeral Home with military grave rites by the Delphos Veterans Council following the service at the funeral home. The Rev. David Howell will officiate. Burial will be at a later date. Visitation will be 1-6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the family. To leave condolences for the family, visit

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WEATHER FORECAST Tri-county Associated Press TODAY: Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 60s. South winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph. TONIGHT: Partly cloudy. Not as cool. Lows in the mid 40s. South winds 5 to 10 mph. FRIDAY: Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers. Highs around 60. South winds 5 to 10 mph shifting to the west 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon. FRIDAY NIGHT: Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers. Lows in the upper 30s. Northwest winds 5 to 15 mph. SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT : Mostly clear. Highs in the upper 50s. Lows in the lower 40s. SUNDAY: Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 60s. SUNDAY NIGHT: Partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers. Lows in the upper 40s. MONDAY: Partly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers. Highs in the mid 60s. MONDAY NIGHT : Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 40s. TUESDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY : Mostly clear. Highs in the mid 60s. Lows in the mid 40s.





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Sheriff to dispose of residents unwanted prescription drugs

Information submittted VAN WERT Van Wert County Sheriff Thomas M. Riggenbach has announced his office will participate in the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on April 26. The Sheriffs Office is working in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Agency to give Van Wert County residents their eighth opportunity in the last three years to rid their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs while also helping prevent pill abuse and theft. Residents can bring their pills or patches for disposal to the office at 113 N. Market St. on April 26 at any time. This is a free service and residents can remain anonymous when dropping off medications, no questions asked. Riggenbach advised that 64 pounds were turned into the Van Wert County Sheriffs Office in October 2013. This made a total of 80 pounds of prescription drugs that were turned in to the office in 2013. In all, 492 pounds of prescription drugs have been turned in to the office since the beginning of this program. Riggenbach stated the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is an initiative that addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the United States are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods of disposing of unused medicines flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash both pose potential safety and health hazards. Riggenbach also stated as part of this initiative, his office will continue to accept prescription medications from residents throughout the year. Riggenbach is encouraging everyone to turn in prescription drugs that are expired or no longer needed.

Chiefs to hold 6th annual Good Neighbor Day

Information submitted DEFIANCE The effects of the downturn in our economy are being felt in West Central and Northwest Ohio, where the number of families needing assistance to keep nutritious food on the table is on the rise. In response to this critical need, Chief Supermarket is sponsoring Good Neighbor Day at all store locations on Tuesday. This is the sixth annual Good Neighbor Day at Chief. More than $190,000 has been donated to local food pantries since 2009. On Tuesday, Chief will donate a percentage of sales to support local food pantries. Customers can also choose to donate $1, $3 or $5 when they check out at the register. Suggested non-perishable food items will be displayed just before the registers for customers who would like to purchase and donate food directly to the pantries. Additionally, local food pantry volunteers will be manning the popular Chief Buck-A-Brat from 4-6 p.m. Tuesday. Proceeds from the Buck-A-Brat will be donated to the pantries. According to Annette Hoeffel, Chief Supermarkets Director of Marketing, hunger is a growing problem for many families in every community. Part of being a community is looking out for each other and helping where you can. As a family-owned, local company, Chief is helping our neighbors by making sure they have enough of the right kind of food to eat every day, Hoeffel said. No one should have to feel the pain of hunger. Together we can make a difference in our neighborhoods. National statistics show: 1 in 6 people in America face hunger Households with children reported a significantly higher food insecurity rate than households without children; more than 1 in 5 children is at risk of hunger. 14.5 percent of US households struggle to put enough food on the table. Funds donated will allow local food pantries to purchase staple food items, including produce, meat and frozen foods, at greatly reduced prices from the West Ohio Food Bank, which serves more than 200 programs in 11 counties throughout West Central Ohio. Each dollar donation to West Ohio Food Bank will provide 25 pounds of food that will make 19 meals, enough to feed two people for three days. Selected local food pantries that are not part of the West Ohio Food Bank group will also benefit directly from the donated fund.


Judge stays most of Ohio gay marriage ruling

AMANDA LEE MYERS Associated Press CINCINNATI Ohio officials must immediately recognize the same-sex marriages of four couples who sued over the states gay marriage ban, a federal judge said Wednesday, while staying the broader effects of his ruling to avoid premature celebration and confusion in case its overturned on appeal. Judge Timothy Black stayed his ruling ordering Ohio to recognize the marriages of gay couples who wed in other states pending appeal in the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati. The appeals process likely will take months. Had Black not issued the stay, all married gay couples living in Ohio would have been able to immediately begin obtaining the same benefits as any other married couple in the state, including property rights and the right to make some medical decisions for each other. Black said the stay does not apply to the four couples who filed the February lawsuit that led to the court case, and ordered Ohio to immediately list both spouses in each relationship as parents on their childrens birth certificates. Liz Wilson and her wife are among those who will have to wait for the appeal to play out. Its frustrating, said the 44-year-old Cleveland woman, who married her wife in New York last year. At the end of the day you just want your family to be safe and secure. In explaining the stay, Black said that although he doesnt think the states appeal will succeed, there is still a chance the 6th Circuit could overturn his decision. The court recognizes that recognition of same-sex marriages is a hotly contested issue in the contemporary legal landscape, and, if (the) appeal is ultimately successful, the absence of a stay is likely to lead to confusion, potential inequity and high costs, Black said. Premature celebration and confusion do not serve anyones best interests.

Volunteers lessen cost of litter pickup

Information submitted COLUMBUS Each year, the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) spends $4 million on litter pick-up a preventable problem. That money could be used to pave roads, buy snowplow trucks or install guardrail or culverts. Not only is litter expensive, but it takes us away from more important roadwork, said ODOT Director Jerry Wray. Statewide last year, ODOT spent $4.3 million picking up

371,500 bags of trash. ODOTs more than 1,400 Adopt-A-Highway groups at least one in each of Ohios 88 counties clean a two-mile section, or interchange, a minimum of four times a year for two years. On average, AdoptA-Highway volunteers pick up 25,000 bags of trash, saving ODOT $280,000. Groups wanting to adopt a section of highway or an interchange can apply at: www.transportation.ohio. gov/

In a court filing arguing for a stay, attorneys for the state did not contest Blacks stated inclination to allow the four couples to both be listed on their childrens birth certificates. Were happy that the judge agreed to the stay, said Rob Nichols, Gov. John Kasichs spokesman. He declined to comment further. Al Gerhardstein, the Cincinnati civil rights attorney who represents the four couples in the lawsuit and argued against a stay of any kind, said in a statement that at least for these four couples, the Constitution stands on the side of love. The implementation of same-sex marriage recognition has started and we are all very excited, he said. We will try and expedite the appeals process so full marriage recognition for all same-sex couples does not trail too far behind. Three of the four couples who filed the lawsuit live in the Cincinnati area. One spouse in each relationship is pregnant and due to give birth this summer. The fourth couple lives in New York City but adopted a child from Ohio. In Mondays ruling, Black said the states refusal to recognize out-of-state gay marriage is a violation of constitutional rights and unenforceable in all circumstances. The record before this court is staggeringly devoid of any legitimate justification for the states ongoing arbitrary discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, Black wrote. Including Black, eight federal judges have issued progay-marriage rulings since the Supreme Courts decision last June that struck down part of the federal anti-gay marriage law. All but one of those rulings has been stayed pending appeal. Although Blacks order does not force Ohio to allow gay marriages to be performed in the state, Gerhardstein said he was planning to file a lawsuit in the next couple of weeks seeking such a ruling.

E - The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: Whats behind the rise in public transit in the U.S. in the last few years, and how does our transit use compare with that of other developed countries? Angie Whitby, New Bern, NC Transit ridership is indeed at its highest level in the U.S. in 57 years. According to data collected by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), Americans took 10.7 billion trips on public transportation in 2013 the highest number since the 1950s when many fewer of us owned our own cars. And this increase isnt just a one-year blip, says APTA. Since 1995 when Congress passed the landmark ISTEA legislation and other surface transportation bills that greatly increased funding for public transit U.S. ridership has risen 37.2 percent, topping both population growth (up 20.3 percent) and vehicle miles traveled (up 22.7 percent). Theres a fundamental shift going on, says APTAs president Michael Melaniphy. More and more people are deciding that public transportation is a good option. A number of factors are contributing to Americans embrace of transit in recent years. For one, the flow of federal dollars

to transportation alternatives since 1995 has meant more options than ever are available to those leaving their cars behind: Melaniphy reports that in the last two years, upwards of 70 percent of transit tax initiatives have passed, providing lots more funding for beefing up transit projects coast-to-coast. Another factor is the economic recovery. When more people are employed, public transportation ridership increases, since nearly 60 percent of the trips taken on public transportation are for work commutes, says Melaniphy. People in record numbers are demanding more public transit services and communities are benefiting with strong economic growth. Despite these gains, the U.S. still lags way behind other developed nations. In a recent issue of The Atlantic, Ralph Buehler cites 2010 statistics showing that, while Americans drive for 85 percent of their daily trips, Europeans opt for cars only 50-65 percent of the time. Longer trip distances only partially explain the difference, reports Buehler, adding that 30 percent of daily trips are shorter than a mile on both continents. But of those under-one-mile trips, Americans drove almost 70 percent of the time, while Europeans made 70 percent of their short trips by bicycle, foot or public transportation. The U.S. ranked last in the National Geographic Societys Greendex survey of transit use across 17 developed nations. Only five percent of Americans surveyed reported using public transit on a daily basis and only seven percent reported using it at least once a week. Internationally, 25 percent of respondents reported daily public transportation use, with 41 percent using it at least once a week. According to Greendex, Canadians are more than twice as likely to report weekly or more transit usage than Americans, while Germans are almost five times more likely to use transit at least weekly. Russia topped the list with 52 percent of

According to data collected by the American Public Transportation Association, Americans took 10.7 billion trips on public transportation in 2013the highest number since the 1950s when many fewer of us owned our own cars. (Missouri Dept. of Transportation photo) respondents using public transit daily and 23 percent using it at least once a week. Given Americas suburban sprawland the car-based infrastructure that has built up to support itits hard to believe the U.S. will ever catch up with other developed countries in transit usage. But that wont stop millions of forward-thinking Americans from trying. EarthTalk is written and edited by Roddy Scheer and Doug Moss and is a registered trademark of E - The Environmental Magazine ( Send questions to:

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State agencies develop free online Well Water Interpretation Tool

JAMES HOORMAN Putnam County Extension Office Ag Educator Ed Lentz, Hancock County Extension Educator, also contributed to this article. Safe and available drinking water is something all of us need and often take for granted. Our municipal water treatment facilities insure that we have safe water to drink. Those who live outside of a rural water district or municipalities often rely on private wells for drinking water. It is recommended that private well owners test their well water regularly but they may become frustrated in locating water testing laboratories and interpreting the results. Trying to interpret some of these test analysis can be frustrating. Each laboratory has their own format and often they use different measurement units to report results. Another area of frustration for private well owners is sorting out which agency to call to answer questions on water issues or regulations. Do I call the Health Department, Environmental Protection Agency, Soil and Water Conservation District, Department of Natural Resources or other agencies? Fortunately, the Ohio State University Extension, Ohio Department of Health and the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency have cooperated to develop a free online Well Water Interpretation Tool to eliminate some of these frustrations. The Well Water Interpretation Tool is located on the OSU Extensions Ohio Watershed Network at The website allows quick access to well water information on many subjects such as: List of labs certified to conduct well water testing and links to their websites. Recommendations on what should be tested in a drinking water sample. Guidance on whom to contact for questions on well water. A program to enter laboratory results that provides a summary and recommendations; the summary would also state whether remedial actions needs to be taken. Guidance on well maintenance and groundwater protection. First, select the Know Your Well Water option on the top horizontal menu. The opening page will provide individuals instructions for the laboratory analysis interpretation tool. Second, the submenu Well Owners on the left has three topics of potential interest: Test, Understand and Protect. Under the Test option are three categories of interests: 1) tests recommended by Ohio Department of Health, 2) who to contact for questions and 3) a link to the list of certified water testing laboratories in Ohio. The Understand option allows access to the online well testing results interpretation tool. This tool allows well owners to input date from the water analysis sheet. Under the Protect option are some basic recommendations for good practices in and around wells. After completion, this tool also provides information on understanding the results, which includes Ohio baseline levels, whether test levels exceeds Ohio standards, possible health effects and corrective actions for high levels. Besides these three categories of the Well Owner submenu, individuals may want to investigate the Contaminant List and Resources submenus.


Farm Bureau applauds passage of nutrient management legislation

Information submitted COLUMBUS Ohios new nutrient management law is good for the states water resources and for responsible farmers, according to the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation. Senate Bill 150 complements extensive voluntary efforts by farmers to keep fertilizer from escaping fields and getting into lakes and waterways. The legislations reasonable approach shows that a clean environment and profitable farming can go hand in hand, said John C. (Jack) Fisher, executive vice president of Ohio Farm Bureau. OFBF was actively engaged in the multi-year process of drafting, writing and revising the law. The bill, the first of its kind in the nation, was passed previously by the Senate. The House passed its version today, which the Senate is expected to approve. It will then go to Gov. John Kasich for his signature. The final bill meets the policy goals set by Farm Bureau members, which stated that a fertilizer applicator certification program created by the state should include an educational component, be economically feasible and be a part of a comprehensive strategy to reduce all sources of nutrients. Another part of the law provides farmers an option to employ an affirmative defense in lawsuits related to fertilizer application. This will be an incentive for farmers to create and use nutrient management plans, an action encouraged by Farm Bureau policy. Farm Bureau agrees with a provision in the bill that allows quick action against proven bad actors. And the organization supports record keeping requirements that are in the publics interest without invading farmers privacy. We had some serious concerns about early versions of the bill, Fisher said. Our members were very active, very vocal. They let the state agencies and lawmakers know what tools farmers need. And they pushed to avoid unintended consequences and to assure that the law would be administered in a proper way. Farm Bureau praised the work of the Ohio Department of Agriculture, Senate jointsponsors Cliff Hite and Bob Peterson, House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee Chairman Dave Hall and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. The mandatory requirements of the law will add to an impressive list of voluntary actions already

The Contaminant List option has all the potential contaminants that may be found in well water. By selecting a specific contaminant an individual may find general background, level standards and health concern information. The Resources option has online publications, fact sheets, and water resource links on ground water quality in Ohio, water concerns in shale gas areas and private wells. Protection of Ohios water resources is important to all of us. Private well owners are responsible to test and treat their water. The new Know Your Well Water web page should provide assistance and guidelines to insure safe and quality drinking water. (Lentz, 2014) For the following section, macronutrient numbers are listed as part per million (ppm), which is equal to milligram per liter (mg/L). For the micronutrients, numbers are listed as parts per billion (ppb). Here are some sample numbers and parameters on when you should take action if your levels exceed these numbers: pH (6.5-8.5), nitrates (10 ppm), chloride and/ or sulfate (250 ppm) and chlorine (4 ppm). For Total coliform bacteria, E.Coli, Fecal Coliform, Giardia Lambi and Chryptosporidium; the acceptable limit is zero! So take action if your test comes back with any type of live organisms. Other micronutrients (all listed as ppb) include arsenic (10), cadmium (5), chromium (100), copper (1300), hydrogen sulfide (100), iron (300), lead (15), mercury (2) and selenium (5); all listed as maximum values in parts per billion. This site also lists common herbicides, insecticides and fungicides levels in well water, however; they require specific testing procedures and are very expensive to conduct.

Fair Board announces new scholarship fund

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Pictured is (left) Seth Baker, Executive Secretary of the Van Wert County Foundation, formally accepting a new scholarship fund from Brian Etzler, President of the Van Wert County Fair Board. The Future Ag Leader Scholarship Fund will assist students pursuing a degree in an agricultural field of study. (Submitted photo)

being undertaken by farmers, said Fisher. He cited the large number of farmers who are receiving training in the 4R nutrient reduction strategy that emphasizes correct source, rate, timing and placement of fertilizer. He also pointed at farmers adoption of helpful practices and technologies including cover crops, variable rate applications and controlled drainage structures. Ohio Farm Bureau also is leading the Healthy Water Ohio initiative, a coalition of agriculture, conservation, business, university and water user groups that are working to create a comprehensive strategy for the states water resources. Theres still a lot to be done in terms of meeting everyones expectations regarding Ohios water, but this new law will help Fisher said. Farmers are committed to accepting responsibility and acting responsibly.

VAN WERT The Van Wert County Agricultural Society has established a new scholarship fund for county students pursuing post-secondary education to obtain a degree in an agricultural major. The new fund is for those students who have participated in the Van Wert County Junior Fair. On Feb. 24, the Van Wert Agricultural Society set up the Future Ag Leader Scholarship Fund with The Van Wert County Foundation. The new fund is also receiving a generous donation from a local resident, Bob Motycka from Meadow Lane Farm. He will plant a tree at the fairgrounds for each donation given to the new scholarship fund through the Foundation. To order a Scholarship Tree from Meadow Lane Farm, visit their website: The Fair Board has scheduled an initial fundraising event on Saturday to kick off the new scholarship fund. A Cabin Fever evening concert and dance at the Junior Fair Building will feature three bands; Kill the Rabbit and Endever of Van Wert and Soft and Heavy from Fort Wayne. These bands will play a wide variety of music for all ages and for a variety of dancing. The Cabin Fever concert will start at 8 p.m. in the Junior Fair Building. Admission is $5. Picnic-style food will be available for purchase. Anyone wishing to donate to the Future Ag Leader Scholarship Fund should make checks payable to The Van Wert County Foundation, 138 E. Main St., Van Wert, Ohio 45891.

Van Wert SWCD hosts fish fingerling sale

Information submitted VAN WERT The Van Wert Soil and Water Conservation District is conducting the annual fish fingerling sale. Types available to stock your pond are largemouth bass, blue gill, channel catfish, minnow and white amur. The deadline to place an order is April 25. Payment is expected when placing the order. The fish will be delivered to the Van Wert SWCD office on at 3 p.m. May 7. Orders will be boxed and ready at the time of delivery. Order forms are available in the office, 1185 Professional Drive, Van Wert, or on the SWCD website at

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a discussion centered around a woman of the Bible. I found this DVD fascinating because Im definitely no Biblical scholar and theres a lot in here I didnt know. Even if youre someone who does know the true story about every woman in the Bible, its thought-provoking to watch the real-life modern-day narratives of women who parallel aspects of the lives of the Biblical women. It really shows that just because something took place all those years ago that doesnt change some of the challenges women face, it doesnt change the basic emotions and it doesnt change the ability or inability to connect with God. Even if youre a non-believer (and Ive struggled with that), I think one could get something out of this DVD. If not for the historical aspect of hearing about how life was back then, then for the psychological aspect, listening to the emotional struggles these women overcame. It made me feel less alone, less crazy. I also struggle with my faith and it brought to life the fact that Im not alone in that. While this probably seems geared specifically toward women, I wouldnt say it is completely. Id say its for anyone interested in Biblical teachings and how to apply them to modern life. Id be interested to see one about men of the Bible. One example that we watched at my aunts church was a woman telling the story of Mary Magdalene. First, she debunks many of the assumptions people have of Mary Magdalene. Then she tells the real story, about the seven demons living in her and her life struggles. I didnt even know this story at all. (Like I said, Im no Biblical scholar.) From there, a woman told her modern-day story of living with alcoholism and fighting her own demons. And this is why my aunt invited me. I told my story after that. I just think any womens Bible study would like this DVD and I understand theres a book that goes along with it. I learned a lot from it in one night. You could definitely also watch it on your own without a group. I dont watch much of anything Biblical but I found this worthwhile. Newspapers provide a daily source of information from around the globe. Expand your horizons.

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Thompson, Wildcats put together solid outing vs. Perry

By JIM METCALFE Staff Writer DELPHOS Jefferson baseball coach Doug Geary has been looking for a steadier offense in 2014 to back a solid pitching staff and defense. The last two games seem to show a team turning the corner. The Wildcats bested Lincolnview 8-3 Monday night and took down Perry 8-0 on a brilliant but breezy Wednesday afternoon at Wildcat Field in Delphos. Due to extremely wet grounds on the diamond at Perry High School, the contest was moved to Delphos but the Commodores remained the home team. The visitors got a stellar and efficient complete-game 3-hit shutout from senior Ross Thompson (2-1; 7 innings, 9 strikeouts; 71 pitches, 51 for strikes). He was overpowering at times with his fast ball and changed speeds with the curve ball that kept them off-balance. He was on tonight; it was the kind of performance you expect from your most experienced senior pitcher, Geary noted. He was very efficient with his pitches and they didnt hit him hard at all. The good thing is we made all the routine plays behind him; we made it easier for him by not booting the ball around and giving up extra outs. Jefferson (6-5) put together an 9-hit, 10-walk attack against four Commodores (1-5) hurlers: starter A. Ogle (4 1/3 IPs, 6 hits, 4 runs, 3 earned, 4 BBs, 3 Ks), Chad Henson (1 IP, 1 hit, 3 ERs, 3 BBs, 1 K), Josh Woods (1/3 IP, 3 BBs) and Dustin Lavek (1 1/3 IPs, 2 hits, 1 ER, 4 Ks). It took us a couple of innings to really get going on offense. We showed great patience at the plate and we also had some solid hitting; we strung hits together, Geary added. The only concerns were a couple of base-running mistakes that we cannot have in closer games those are minor but we need to eliminate them and we left a lot of guys on base. Hopefully we can keep building on these last two games as we move forward. The Wildcats challenged early. Jace Stockwell led off with a free pass and an out later, Thompson (3-for-4, 3 runs scored, 1 run batted in) got aboard via an error. However, they became the first of


Jefferson sophomore Jessica Pimpas slides into home plate during the Lady Wildcats 13-9 nonleague softball triumph over Perry Wednesday night at Lady Wildcat Field. (Delphos Herald/Randy Shellenbarger)

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Jefferson senior Ross Thompson intently eyes his target during his 3-hit shutout of Perry Wednesday night at Wildcat Field in Delphos. (Delphos Herald/Randy Shellenbarger) 13 runners left stranded. Corey Smith blooped a 2-out single down the right-field line in the home half but Thompson fanned the next batter, touching off a run of 11 straight Commodore outs. Delphos threatened in the top of the third. With two gone, Ryan Bullinger (2 BBs, 2 runs) walked and Thompson beat out an infield hit to deep short. However, with Austin Jettinghoff (2-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI) at the dish with a 2-0 count, Ogle picked Bullinger off second. The Jeffcats made it 1-0 in the fourth. Jettinghoff led off with a double to left center and took third on a 2-base error on a fly ball hit by Tyler Rice. With a drawn-in infield, Gage Mercer (1-for-3, 1 BB, 3 RBIs) bounced to third, scoring Jettinghoff but Rice was tagged out at third. Jordan Herron (2-for-3, 2 RBIs, BB) singled down the right-field line to put runners on the corners. An out later, Josh Teman (2 BBs) walked but Stockwell bounced out to leave the sacks juiced. The Wildcats made it 4-0 in the fifth. Bullinger got aboard via an error and scored on a double to the fence in left center by Thompson. An out later and after Rice got a free pass, Thompson scored as Mercer grounded a hit into left and Rice took third on an error on the throw home. The latter scored as Herron ripped a hit into center for a 4-0 edge and finished the pitching night of Ogle (for Henson). Nick Fitch lined a hit into center to load the bases but the Wildcats again left the bases full. Kavion Milligan blooped a 1-out single to left in the Perry fifth. See WILDCATS, page 7

Information Submitted Lady Cats grab 1st win of 2014 DELPHOS Jeffersons fast-pitch softball team had not won a game since the 2012 season. That 26-game-plus losing streak came to an abrupt end Wednesday afternoon as the Lady Wildcats downed Perry 13-9 at Lady Wildcat Field. The non-league game was originally slated for Perrys home diamond but due to soggy conditions there, it was moved to Jefferson High School. Jefferson (1-8) built a 7-1 lead before the Lady Commodores battled back to assume a 9-7 lead after four frames. Delphos then erupted for a 6 spot in the top of the fifth and made it stand up. The winning pitcher was Claire Thompson. The losing pitcher was C. Lambert. The leading hitter for the Wildcats was Kiersten Teman, who went 2-2 with two singles and two walks. Jefferson hosts Spencerville Monday. Score by Innings: Jefferson 0 5 2 0 6 0 0 - 13 Perry 1 0 4 4 0 0 0 - 9 Information Submitted Kuhlman outduels Horstman, Pirates edge Big Green in baseball BLUFFTON Blufftons Kuhlman outdueled Ottovilles Alex Horstman 2-1 in a non-league baseball dandy at Bluffton. The Pirates scored the game-winning run in the bottom of the fourth and Kuhlman made it stand up with his 6-hitter (1 earned run, 6 strikeouts, 2 bases-on-balls). Horstman nearly matched his counterpart, ceding seven hits and two earned runs (3 BBs, 6 Ks). Brandon Boecker went 2-for-3 for the Big Greens only multi-hit performer. Bricker went 3-for-4 and Kuhlman 2-for-3 for the home team. Ottoville visits St. Johns tonight. See ROUNDUP, page 7


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the elbow procedure that came to be dubbed Tommy John surgery. Most definitely, it didnt bother me as such because he was 88. He lived a long and fruitful life as a surgeon, basically saving the careers of many a pitcher. A lot of people may or may not remember John as a member of the Los Angeles Bums er, Dodgers in 1974 when he ruptured the medial collateral ligament in his left (pitching) elbow, an injury that before Jobes innovation meant retirement. He pitched 14 more years and won 164 more games and, surprisingly, never missed another start because of an elbow injury. The Dodgers held a memorial service at Dodgers Stadium presided over by long(long/LONG)time broadcaster Vin Scully. An aside here: I would love to listen to a game broadcast by Scully and Marty Brenneman, wouldnt you? The third was that of WWE legend The Ultimate Warrior, the former James Hellwig. I am not sure any one word could describe him in his ring persona: crazy, colorful and maniacal come to mind. I think a lot of people already thought he was dead, especially with all the rumors of steroids, etc., that have been as much a part of professional wrestling in the last two decades as its legendary stars, as well as a long documentary about his selfdestruction. See MUSINGS, page 7

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Associated Press CINCINNATI That playoff loss in Pittsburgh last year? Johnny Cueto never thought about it much. So getting a chance to shut out the Pirates in a rematch wasnt any more special. Not to him, anyway. Cueto pitched his third career shutout against the team that beat him in the NL wild card game and Joey Votto hit a 2-run homer that led the Cincinnati Reds over the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-0 Wednesday for their first winning series this season. Cueto (1-2) had his way with the lineup that beat him 6-2 at PNC Park in the playoffs. He limited the Pirates to three hits, didnt walk a batter and struck out a career-high 12 during his first shutout since 2011. Cueto started only 11 games last season because of strained muscles by his pitching shoulder. The right-hander has been solid this season but hasnt gotten much help from an offense that scored only one run while he was on the mound during his first three starts.

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Cueto didnt need much help on Wednesday, putting the Pirates away with 107 pitches. Left-hander Francisco Liriano (0-3) opened the game by walking Billy Hamilton, who stole second base and came around on two wild pitches. That was it for scoring until the seventh inning, when Cueto singled and Votto hit his fourth homer in six games. Brayan Pena doubled home a run in the eighth. See REDS, page 7

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Associated Press EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct y-Toronto 48 34 .585 x-Brooklyn 44 38 .537 New York 37 45 .451 Boston 25 57 .305 Philadelp. 19 63 .232 Southeast Division W L Pct y-Miami 54 28 .659 x-Washing 44 38 .537 x-Charlotte 43 39 .524 x-Atlanta 38 44 .463 Orlando 23 59 .280 Central Division W L Pct z-Indiana 56 26 .683 x-Chicago 48 34 .585 Cleveland 33 49 .402 Detroit 29 53 .354 Milwaukee 15 67 .183 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct z-San Ant 62 20 .756 x-Houston 54 28 .659 x-Dallas 49 32 .605 x-Memphis 49 32 .605 N. Orleans 34 48 .415 Northwest Division W L Pct y-Okla City 59 23 .720 x-Portland 53 28 .654 GB 4 11 23 29 GB 10 11 16 31 GB 8 23 27 41 GB 8 12 12 28 GB 5 Minnesota 40 42 .488 19 Denver 36 45 .444 22 Utah 25 57 .305 34 Pacific Division W L Pct GB y-Clippers 57 24 .704 x-Golden St 50 31 .617 7 Phoenix 47 34 .580 10 Sacramento 28 53 .346 29 L.A. Lakers 27 55 .329 30 x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division z-clinched conference ___ Tuesdays Results New York 109, Brooklyn 98 L.A. Clippers 117, Denver 105 Wednesdays Results Indiana 101, Orlando 86 Charlotte 91, Chicago 86, OT Utah 136, Minnesota 130,2OT Oklahoma City 112, Detroit 111 Atlanta 111, Milwaukee 103 L.A. Lakers 113, San Antonio 100 New Orleans 105, Houston 100 Washington 118, Boston 102 Cleveland 114, Brooklyn 85 Philadelphia 100, Miami 87 New York 95, Toronto 92 Dallas at Memphis, 8 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Portland, 10:30 p.m. Phoenix at Sacramento, 10:30 p.m. Golden State at Denver, 10:30 p.m. Todays Games No games scheduled

Vogt shuts out Musketeers on 2-hitter

By LARRY HEIING DHI Correspondent FORT JENNINGS The St. Johns baseball team won its second game in a row Wednesday evening at Fort Jennings Village Park behind a complete-game, 2-hit 7-0 shutout thrown by freshman pitcher Eric Vogt. The game against the Musketeers was a complete contrast to the Blue Jays first victory of the season on Monday over the Kalida Wildcats. At Kalida, the game took over three hours to complete with a light rain falling in which the Blue Jays committed seven errors leading to two runs. The game at Fort Jennings park was played under sunny (but cool) blue skies and St. Johns didnt boot a single ball in the game that was completed in 90 minutes. With the victory, the Blue Jays improve to 2-5 on the season, while Fort Jennings falls to 2-8. St. Johns jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning off of Fort Jennings starting pitcher Bret Clay without a hit. Clay hit Ben Wrasman to open to game and his steal of second base quickly put him in scoring position. T.J. Hoersten laid down a bunt and was safe at first as Wrasman came all the way home to score. The Musketeers committed an error on Austin Heiings comebacker to the mound and Buddy Jackson followed with a walk to load the bases. Kyle Pohlman hit a soft roller down the third-base line and beat the throw as Hoersten scored. Clay escaped further damage by striking out Josh Warnecke. Fort Jennings got a baserunner in their half of the inning as Dylan Van Loo garnered a 1-out walk but was gunned down on a steal attempt by catcher Jackson. Ryan Rau followed with a single to center for the first hit of the game and was forced out at second on Alex Vetters grounder. The Blue Jays loaded the bases again in the second as Wrasman singled and stole his second base of the contest. Hoerstens single plated


Fort Jennings rst baseman Connor Stechschulte stretches out to pull in the throw ahead of St. Johns batter T.J. Hoersten Wednesday night at Fort Jennings. Hoersten beat the throw and the Blue Jays defeated the Musketeers 7-0. (Delphos Herald/Larry Heiing) Wrasman and Heiing reached on another Musketeer error. After Jacksons infield pop out, Gage Seffernicks grounder was bobbled for the third Jennings error. Clay stopped the threat with an inning-ending strikeout of J.R. Keirns. Vogt struck out the side as Fort Jennings went down 1-2-3 in the second inning. Neither team scored again until the fifth inning when Pohlman and Warnecke hit back-to-back doubles to take a 4-0 lead. Clay and Vogt continued to dominate the game as the Fort Jennings hurler recorded four strikeouts in the game and Vogt fanned six. Vetter entered the game to pitch the seventh inning for Fort Jennings and Pohlman greeted him with his fourth hit of the game. Andy May also nailed a single and the Jays went on to score three more runs in the final inning to put the game away. After the game, a disappointed Musketeer coach Eric Schwab was looking for answers for his club. Our guys have played error-free for most of the season and our pitchers have done well to keep us right in all of our games, he explained. We have seven seniors on this squad and they have the experience to know what needs to be done. Tonight, we uncharacteristically made too many errors and lost the game. On the other hand, St. Johns coach Ryan Warnecke was more thrilled about the error-free game than the second win. The big news is that we didnt commit any errors in the game for the first time all season, he added. When you limit chances for the other team, it helps out our pitchers. Eric Vogt pitched an outstanding game for us and gave our guys some rest. Pohlman led the Jays with a 4-for-4 night at the plate with a double and two runs scored. Hoersten had a pair of hits along with two RBIs. Rau and Caleb Bankey each had a hit for Fort Jennings as the Musketeers only collected two hits off of Vogt for the game. The Blue Jays take on their third Putnam County neighbor this week as the Ottoville Big Green come to town for a 5 p.m. first pitch today. Fort Jennings looks to get back on track as they travel to Kalida for a Putnam County League game against the Wildcats today. St. Johns (7) ab-r-h-rbi Ben Wrasman cf 4-2-10, T.J.Hoersten 1b 5-1-2-2, Austin Heiing lf 5-0-0-0, Buddy Jackson c 3-0-0-0, Gage Seffernick 4-0-0-0, J.R.Keirns 4-0-0-0, Kyle Pohlman 4-2-4-1, Josh Warnecke 2-0-1-1, Andy May 4-1-0-1, Jorden Boone 0-1-0-0. Totals: 35-7-8-5. Fort Jennings (0) ab-r-h-rbi Connor Wallenhorst of 3-0-0-0, Dylan Van Loo lf 0-0-0-0, Ryan Rau lb 3-0-1-0, Alex Vetter 3b 2-0-0-0, Caleb Bankey rf 3-0-1-0, Sam Vetter c 2-0-0-0, Kyle Hellman dh 2-0-0-0, Jared Hoersten cf 2-0-0-0, Mark Metzger ss 2-0-0-0, Alex Sealts lf 1-00-0, Josh Wittler 2b 0-0-0-0, Connor Stechschulte 1b 1-00-0, Ryan Hoersten 1-0-0-0. Totals: 22-0-2-0. Score by Innings: St. Johns 2-1-0-0-1-0-3 7 Ft. Jennings 0-0-0-0-0-000 LOB: St. Johns 10, Fort Jennings 2; SB: Wrasman 2, Heiing, May; 2B: Pohlman, Warnecke; CS: Van Loo (by Jackson). IP H R BB SO St. Johns Vogt (W) 7 2 0 3 6 Fort Jennings Clay (L) 6 7 4 1 4 Vetter 1 1 1 1 0 HBP: Wrasman (by Clay), Jackson (by Clay); BB: Warnecke, Boone, Van Loo, A. Vetter, Wittler.

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NL BRAVES 1, PHILLIES 0 PHILADELPHIA Julio Teheran (3-1) ) retired his first 12 batters and pitched a 3-hitter for his first complete game in 38 career starts. Evan Gattis homered among a career-best four hits. Cliff Lee (2-2) struck out 13 and pitched around 11 hits in a complete game, throwing a career-high 128 pitches. METS 5, DIAMONDBACKS 2 PHOENIX Dillon Gee (1-0) retired his first 14 batters and allowed three hits in seven scoreless innings as the Mets completed a three-game sweep. Arizona finished an 0-6 homestand in which it led at the end of just one inning and dropped to 1-11 in home games, including a pair of losses in Australia that started the season. At 4-14, the Diamondbacks are off to their worst 18-game start. Anthony Recker hit a solo homer off Brandon McCarthy (0-3), who gave up three runs, nine hits and three walks two intentional in 5 2/3 innings. Aaron Hill and Paul Goldschmidt homered off Jose Valverde in the ninth. BREWERS 5, CARDINALS 1 MILWAUKEE Wily Peralta (2-0) allowed one run and six hits in 6 1/3 innings as Milwaukee avoided a series sweep. Milwaukee, which entered the series with a 9-game winning streak, had one run and six hits in losing the first two games to St. Louis. Cardinals starter Joe Kelly (1-1) gave up an unearned run and three hits in four innings. He left in the middle of the fourth inning with left hamstring tightness after trying to beat out a bunt attempt in the top half. NATIONALS 6, MARLINS 3 MIAMI Jayson Werths homer scored three unearned runs against Jose Fernandez as Washington overcome a 3-0 deficit. Two errors in the sixth inning by Marlins catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia helped the Nationals. Pinch-hitter Zach Walters broke a tie in the eighth inning against Mike Dunn (0-2) with his second career homer and his second in as many nights. Drew Storen (1-0) got the final two outs in the seventh and Rafael Soriano pitched the ninth for his third save in as many chances.

Pirates left fielder Jose Tabata left the game in the fifth inning with what appeared to be a mild concussion after he slammed into the outfield wall while catching Penas fly ball. Tabata fell, held up his glove to show hed caught the ball and sat on the warning track for several minutes. A trainer examined Tabatas neck, jaw and head and he was helped off the field. INDIANS 3, TIGERS 2 DETROIT Yan Gomes hit a 2-run triple, Zach McAllister allowed a run and four hits in six innings and the Cleveland Indians held on for a 3-2 win over the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday night. McAllister (2-0) walked two and struck out four and John Axford pitched the ninth for his fifth save for Cleveland. Axford got out of a jam with a runner on third to seal the win. Alex Avila doubled and went to third on an error by center fielder Michael Bourn with one out. Axford then struck out pinch-hitter Don Kelly and got Rajai Davis on a groundout to end the game. Brian Shaw pitched a scoreless seventh but Cody Allen gave up an unearned run in the eighth when Indians manager Terry Francona called for a replay review on the play at first base on a bunt single by Detroits Ian Kinsler and the safe call was upheld. That put runners on first and second with no outs. Torii Hunter grounded into a double play and Miguel Cabrera singled to make it 3-2. Victor Martinez followed with a single but Allen fanned Austin Jackson to end the inning. Miguel Cabrera drove in both runs for the Tigers. Detroit starter Anibal Sanchez (0-1) gave up three runs two earned and two hits in five innings, walking four and striking out eight. Gomes gave the Indians a 3-1 lead in the second with his triple that scored Asdrubal Cabrera, who reached on an error by Cabrera at first, and David Murphy, who walked. Murphy made sliding catches in right on line drives by Nick Castellanos in the second and Cabrera in the fourth. Cleveland got a run in the first as Sanchez minimized the damage after walking the first three batters to load the bases. No Indians batter swung at his first 19 pitches before Carlos Santana grounded into a run-scoring double play on pitch No. 20. Sanchez then got Michael Brantley on a foulout to end the inning. Detroit tied it at 1 in the bottom of the first on Cabreras RBI groundout.


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Whatever you think about professional wrestling, good or ill, without him and other legends, like Hulk Hogan, Macho Man Randy Savage and Andre the Giant, pro wrestling would not be what it is today. Rest in peace. Then this matter caught my eye as well. It seems that there are many New York Jets fans heck, maybe these arent even Jets fans! that dont want recently-signed quarterback Michael Vick to report to their teams training cap at SUNY-Cortland this summer due his dog-fighting crimes in 2007. These people believe that should this event occur, the team will be complicit in the crimes of this monster and disgrace. I wrote about what I thought about what he did then he was a monster and disgrace and got what he deserved but he served his time and I believe has done everything in his power to atone for those sins. As far as I know, he has not gone back into that life since, so to me, that ends the matter. Does he or does he not deserve the chance at forgiveness or not? We forgive other people in the spotlight for things that are as bad or worse, so why should this be any different? Mr. Vick has earned it.


OTTOVILLE (1) ab r h rbi Alex Horstman 4 0 0 1, Joel Beining 2 0 1 0, Luke Schimmoeller 3 0 0 0, Brandon Boecker 3 0 2 0, Kyle Bendele 3 0 1 0, Jared Fanning 3 0 0 0, Bailey Seibert 3 1 1 0, Trent Miller 1 0 0 0, Brendon Schnipke 1 0 0 0, Wes Markward 3 0 1 0. Totals 26 1 6 1. BLUFFTON ab r h rbi Phillips 4 1 1 0, Bricker 4 1 3 1, McClain 3 0 0 0, Luginbuhl 1 0 0 1, Belcher 0 0 0 0, Kuhlman 3 0 2 0, Rumer 3 0 0 0, Skilliter 3 0 1 0, Harrod 2 0 0 0. Totals 23 2 7 2. Score by Innings: Ottoville 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 1 6 0 Bluffton 0 0 1 1 0 0 x - 2 7 2 2B: Bendele, Phillips, Bricker. SB: Boecker, Seibert, Bricker, McClain, Skilliter. SAC: Belcher, Harrod. PITCHING IP H R ER BB SO Ottoville Horstman (L) 6.0 7 2 2 3 6 Bluffton Kuhlman (W) 7.0 6 1 1 2 6 HBP: Horstman 2. P-S: Horstman 11272; Kuhlman 96-64. Miller City edges Bulldogs in PCL By DAVE BONINSEGNA DHI Correspondent COLUMBUS GROVE Finally. After three days of weather-related delays, there was baseball at Columbus Grove. The Bulldogs hosted the Miller City Wildcats in a battle of the unbeatens in Putnam County League play. Not only was baseball played but extra baseball nine innings. The guests got a 2-out single by Corbin

Niese to go up 7-6 in the ninth and held on in the bottom of the ninth to come away with the win over the Bulldogs. Columbus Grove had a chance to end the game in the bottom of the seventh with a bases-loaded, none-out situation with the game tied at 6-6 but could not plate a run. The teams exchanged runs in the eighth. Miller City got on the board in the top of the first after a leadoff walk to Jackson Lammers and a double by Hunter Berner put runners on second and third. Ross Lehman singled home Lammers and Adam Drummelsmith (3-for-5; 2 runs batted in) singled in Berner to give the Cats a 2-0 lead. The guests tacked on another run in the third on a 2-out single by Drummelsmith to go up 3-0 before the Bulldogs came off the mat in the bottom of the third. They scored once in the frame and took the lead by scoring three in the fourth. Tanner Neu led off the inning with a walk and Marcos Olivo doubled. Neu scored the first Bulldog run on a wild pitch by Lammers. Olivo scored when Zach Brinkman reached on an error. Brinkman moved to third on Jake Utendorfs first of four singles in the game. The Bulldogs took the lead when Riley Brubaker doubled home a run. Miller City tied things up at four when Lehman hit a home run to left, making it a 4-4 score. The game wouldnt remain tied for long as the guests regained the lead in the sixth on two errors by the Grove infield. The Bulldogs came right back in their half of the sixth on a Brubaker 2-out single to tie the game back up at 5 apiece. The Cats were retired quietly in the seventh and in the home half of the inning it appeared that the home team would emerge victorious. The Bulldogs loaded the bases with nobody out and

Miller City coach Dusty Pester brought in Drummelsmith to relieve Lammers. The reliever retired the next two batters on strikes and got Brinkman to fly out to center, leaving the bases loaded. Miller City took advantage and scored a run in the eighth on a Berner 1-out single. However, the Bulldogs came right back in the bottom of the eighth when Utendorf (4-for-5) led off with a single and later scored on a Reid Stechschulte single to tie the game at 7-7. For the second time, the home team had the bases loaded and a chance to win but Neu hit a shot right back to Drummelsmith to end the threat. The Cats put the leadoff batter on in the top of the ninth when Drummelsmith doubled and later scored on Nieses single to right. Drummelsmith set the Bulldogs down in the bottom of the ninth to preserve the win for the visitors and keep the Wildcats PCL record unscathed at 2-0; Miller City is 5-2 overall. The Bulldogs fall to 3-4 overall and 2-1 in league play. Grove visits Allen East tonight. Miller City (7) ab-r-h-rbi Lammers p/ss 3-1-0-0, Berner c 5-1-21, Lehman ss/2b 5-2-1-2, Fuka 3b 5-0-1-0, Drummelsmith 2b/p 5-1-3-2, A. Niese 1b 4-0-0-0, Dukes dh 5-1-1-0, C. Niese cf 5-1-2-1, Balbaugh rf 5-0-1-0. Totals 42-7-10-6. Columbus Grove ab-r-h-rbi Brubaker c 5-1-1-2, Stechschulte lf 5-0-2-1, Verhoff p/ss 4-0-2-1, Jones ss/p 5-0-0-0, Neu cf 4-1-1-0, Olivo 2b 5-1-1-0, Diller 1b 5-0-0-0, Brinkman rf 4-2-1-0, Utendorf dh 5-1-4-0. Totals 42-6-10-4. Score by Innings: Miller City 2 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 - 7 10 4 Col. Grove 0 0 1 3 0 1 0 1 0 - 6 10 3

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It became 7-0 in the sixth on six free passes: Bullinger (a steal), Thompson, Rice (with 1 out) finishing Henson for Woods Mercer (scoring Bullinger), Herron (Thompson) and a 2-outer to Teman (Rice) that brought Lavek to the mound. He retired the ninth batter of the inning to leave the bases loaded for the third time. B.J. King blooped a 2-out hit to

short right center in the Commodore sixth. Jefferson added its final tally in the seventh on a 1-out double to center by Thompson ad a single to center by Jettinghoff. We lost our control in the later innings. When you give up 15 free bases on walks and errors, you arent going to compete, Perry coach Mark Hoersten said. Throw in we only had three hits and you arent winning games. Their pitcher

threw a nice game but I felt we should have done better against him. I thought we were turning the corner offensively last week but we havent played since last week due to weather and were back to where we started. Perry visits New Knoxville tonight. Jefferson hosts Leipsic for a high noon twin-bill Saturday.
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Jace Stockwell ss 4-0-0-0, Ryan Bullinger lf/1b 3-2-0-0, Ross Thompson p 4-3-3-1, Austin Jettinghoff 2b/c 5-1-2-1, Tyler Rice rf/lf 3-2-0-0, Gage Mercer 1b 3-0-1-3, Jesse Stemen ph/rf 1-0-0-0, Jordan Herron 3b 3-0-2-2, Kurt Wollenhaupt pr 0-0-0-0, Nick Fitch c 2-0-0-0, Hunter Binkley ph/2b 2-0-1-0, Josh Teman cf 2-0-0-1. Totals 32-8-9-8. PERRY (0) ab-r-h-rbi Baylor Buetner 2b 3-0-0-0, B.J. King ss30-1-0, Corey Smith c 3-0-1-0, Chad Henson cf/p/lf 2-0-0-0, Andrew Russell ph 1-0-0-0, A. Ogle p/cf 3-0-0-0, Kavion Milligan rf 3-0-1-0, Dalton Bunch 3b 1-0-0-0, Austin Rush 3b 1-00-0, Tanner Foley 1b 2-0-0-0, Sam Sanders dh

2-0-0-0, Josh Woods lf/p 0-0-0-0, Dustin Lavek p 0-0-0-0. Totals 24-0-3-0. Score by Innings: Jefferson 0 0 0 1 3 3 1 - 8 Perry 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 E: King 2, Henson, Smith; LOB: Jefferson 13, Perry 3; 2B: Thompson 2, Jettinghoff; SB: Bullinger; POB: Bullinger (by Ogle). IP H R ER BB SO JEFFERSON Thompson (W, 2-1) 7.0 3 0 0 0 9 PERRY Ogle (L) 4.1 6 4 3 4 3 Henson 1.0 1 3 3 3 1 Woods 0.1 0 0 0 3 0 Lavek 1.1 2 1 1 0 4

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spring cleaning, Jim Mullen or as Sue calls it, spring rehoarding. She says I never actually throw anything away, I just put it in different places -- which is not true at all. Why, only yesterday, I threw out a connecting cable to a computer I haven't had for 15 years, a VCR, VHS tapes of things you can get anywhere on the Internet for free, and a box of unused floppy disks. I was happy to get rid of them; they were becoming a burden. Besides, I had to make room for a bunch of new stuff I bought on Amazon. Of course, like everyone else, I have a case of spring fever -- I've set the ringtone on my smartphone to chirp like baby birds, my screensaver is a picture of apple trees in blossom and I watch a lot of videos of half-naked, drunk college kids on Spring Break. Face it, who needs to relax more than a bunch of 20-year-old kids who get up at noon and can afford $50,000 a year to go to college? I mean, it's not like they could possibly wait for the summer to do this. Spring also means the first commercials for weed killers, lawn fertilizers and riding lawn mowers. I have to say that I have never fertilized my lawn, and it looks pretty healthy -- at least the part I can see from my security cam. I think the neighbors' dogs keep it pretty well fertilized. And it's funny, I've never seen an ad for that particular kind of fertilizer. Well, I've got to go. The weather's so nice, I think I'll play some computer golf.

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Dear Annie: Several We were recently invited to years ago, I went to a mas- another gathering there. We sage parlor and paid a wom- turned it down, saying we an for sex. This same wom- had other plans. Should we an recently got a job in the address this head on or igoffice where I work. There nore it and hold our breath? are only nine employees. We cant refuse all celebraThis is an unbelievable co- tions at their home. Not incidence. We get a Party Pooper along pretty well Dear Party: as co-workers Heres what you and are respectful say: We love the toward each othgatherings in your er. But its awklovely home, but ward when we there is a problem bump into each with the litter box other in the narbeing placed in row hallways or front of the comfor the occasional mode. None of elevator ride. us is comfortable I have been Annies Mailbox using your bathcarrying around room. We dont a letter in my want to hurt your pocket for a long time. It is feelings, but we thought not a love letter. The wom- you would want to know. an is married, and I am not Dear Annie: I totally interested in her. The mes- agree with your advice to sage in the letter is simply Omaha, Neb., who wants to reassure her that I have to grow old with his wife, never gossiped about her to who is 100 pounds overanyone, especially our co- weight. Three years ago, I workers. I want to put her weighed 280 pounds, was mind at ease. Id give her Type II diabetic and had this letter, but Im afraid high blood pressure and of her reaction. Should I high cholesterol. I walked just leave things alone? into an Overeaters AnonySleepless mous meeting and found Dear Sleepless: Yes. loving support and people I Please. In time, she will re- could relate to. A month latalize that you can be trusted er, I joined Weight Watchnot to ruin her work reputa- ers because I liked the tion, and she will relax. Her diet, and a year after that, I concerns in the meantime added a structured exercise are not your business, and program. we doubt she would apToday, I am 90 pounds preciate a reminder of your lighter, my numbers for diaencounter. Behave around betes, blood pressure and her as you would any other cholesterol are all in the co-worker. Your awkward- normal range, and I am so ness only adds to her dis- much happier. I still have comfort. some weight to lose, but I Dear Annie: I belong know that with the help of to a small group of friends OA and the other changes who gather often at one an- Ive made in my life, I will others homes. One of our reach my goal. More imporfriends recently moved into tantly, I no longer hide my a larger dream home and feelings about my weight, now wants gatherings at her and I have the support I place more often. The trou- need to keep myself strong ble is, they have two cats and healthy. and for some odd reason I hope that Omahas have placed the litter box wife realizes what a caring directly in front of the toilet. and concerned husband she Worse, most of the time, the has and accepts the support box is not clean. It smells he offers. I also hope she and can be downright nasty. finds her own way back to Since they live a good dis- a healthy lifestyle. There is tance from town, its dif- help out there, but she needs ficult for us not to use her to seek it out. Thankful bathroom before we leave. in Florida

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FRIDAY, APRIL 18, 2014 Compare your current situation with your projected goals. Stop contemplating and start moving. Take command of your circumstances and do your best to make the changes necessary for success. Smaller tasks should be delegated to others so you can concentrate on the big picture. ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Interesting new connections will contribute to your personal prospects. Meeting someone in a learning environment or at a community event will turn out to be beneficial. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -Health problems will prevail if you arent getting enough rest. Financial concerns or demanding family members will add to your frustration. Keep your temper under control. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -Focus on your goals, but be careful not to spread yourself too thin. Timing and a steady pace will make a difference. Trying to take on too many responsibilities will be your undoing. CANCER (June 21-July 22) -Stay out of office debates and keep your opinions to yourself. You will get a lot more done if you are able to ignore all the disgruntled and bitter people around you. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Your energy level is low. Consider joining in some competitive games or sports to help boost your stamina. Show the people you love that they are a top priority in your life. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -Dont allow anyone to take advantage of you. Speak up and set your own rules. If you are assertive and you stand your ground, you will get the desired results. Do your own thing. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -Make an effort to cooperate with family members. Older relatives may be able to offer insight into your problems. Discuss family history with an elder to discover valuable information. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- Be strict about the family budget. Frivolous expenses will deplete your savings if you dont keep track of them. Accurate financial records are essential. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- You will be able to continue engaging in pleasant activities once you have resolved a minor family problem. Keep your emotions in check, or you may end up making matters worse. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Dont divulge secrets. Make sure your work relationships stay free of emotional turmoil. Be truthful and clear. A casual remark could be misinterpreted. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -Its great to get out and mingle, but before forming new friendships, make sure there isnt a conflict of interest. A hastily made promise could result in an embarrassing situation. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -Strong alliances with your co-workers will enable you to make great strides. Pool your ideas for maximum effect. You will provide useful suggestions for improving efficiency at work. DISTRIBUTED BY UNIVERSAL UCLICK FOR UFS






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ALAN FRAM Associated Press WASHINGTON Some low-paid workers wont benefit even if a long-shot Democratic proposal to raise the federal minimum wage becomes law. More than a dozen categories of jobs are exempt from the minimum, currently $7.25 an hour. Those exclusions, rooted in labor law history, run from some workers with disabilities to crews on fishing ships to casual baby sitters. Legislation sponsored by Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, would gradually raise the minimum to $10.10 by 2016. The Congressional Budget Office estimates it would mean higher earnings for 16.5 million workers but also would cost 500,000 others their jobs. Harkins measure wouldnt eliminate exemptions, including for live-in companions for the elderly, staffs of state and local elected officials and jobs at summer camps and seasonal amusement parks. The federal Bureau of Labor Statistics says nearly 1.8 million hourly workers were paid below $7.25 last year about 2 percent of the 76 million Americans earning hourly wages. An additional 1.5 million earned exactly $7.25. Some earning under that amount are covered by lower requirements. In one major category, wages for tipped employees such as waiters can be as low as $2.13 hourly, as long as their pay reaches the overall federal minimum when tips are included. Harkins measure would gradually raise the minimum for tipped workers to 70 percent of the minimum for most workers.

Study: Diabetic heart attacks and strokes falling

MIKE STOBBE Associated Press NEW YORK In the midst of the diabetes epidemic, a glimmer of good news: Heart attacks, strokes and other complications from the disease are plummeting. Over the last two decades, the rates of heart attacks and strokes among diabetics fell by more than 60 percent, a new federal study shows. The research also confirms earlier reports of drastic declines in diabetes-related kidney failure and amputations. The drop is mainly attributed to better screening, medicines and care. The improvements came even as the number of U.S. adults with diabetes more than tripled in those 20 years. It is great news, said Dr. John Buse, a University of North Carolina diabetes specialist, of the drop in rates. The prognosis for folks with diabetes has improved dramatically over the last two decades, at least for those with good access to care, Buse said in an email. He was not involved in the study. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention research is reported in Thursdays New England Journal of Medicine. Diabetes is a disease in which sugar builds up in the blood. The most common form is tied to obesity, and the number of diabetics has ballooned with the rise in obesity. Today, roughly 1 in 10 U.S. adults has the disease, and it is the nations seventh leading cause of death, according to the CDC. The obese are already at higher risk for heart attacks and strokes. But diabetics seem to have more narrowing of their blood vessels a condition that can further foster those problems. In the 1990s, key studies showed that diabetics could keep their blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol under control. The research suggested that vision and heart problems, leg and foot amputations and other diabetes complications were not necessarily inevitable. Meanwhile, insurance programs expanded coverage of blood sugar monitors and diabetes treatment. Gradually, larger numbers of diabetics were diagnosed earlier and with milder disease. For the new study, the CDC tallied complication rates from 1990 to 2010 for diabetics ages 20 or older. During that time, the heart attack rate fell 68 percent, from 141 to 45.5 per 10,000 diabetics, according to hospital records. The decline was so great that, despite the growing ranks of diabetics, the actual number hospitalized with heart attacks dropped from more than 140,000 to about 136,000. The stroke rate fell less dramatically but still declined by more than half, finishing at 53 per 10,000. The heart attack and stroke rates for diabetics are essentially even now, lead author Edward Gregg noted. The researchers saw declines in hearts attack and stroke rates for non-diabetics as well, but those improvements werent nearly as big as they were for diabetics. Amputation rates also fell by more than half. However, like strokes, the actual number increased over the two decades. The growth in the number of diabetics wiped out most of the gains from the declining rates, so the number who ended up in the hospital for strokes or amputations swelled, said Dr. Robert Gabbay, of Bostons Joslin Diabetes Center. The study also found that the rate of kidney failure dropped by 28 percent. But that wasnt true for all ages the rate in those 65 and older actually increased, for reasons that arent clear. That could be a sign diabetics are living longer long enough to get kidney disease, Gregg speculated. The researchers also looked at a less common complication, death caused by dangerous levels of blood sugar. The rate of such deaths dropped by 64 percent; the numbers also declined by 18 percent. In 2010, those deaths totaled 2,361.

Fears rise for missing in SKorea ferry sinking

FOSTER KLUG and YOUKYUNG LEE Associated Press MOKPO, South Korea Strong currents and bad visibility hampered rescuers today in the search for 287 passengers still missing more than 24 hours after their ferry flipped onto its side and filled with cold water off the southern coast of South Korea, causing fury among families waiting for word of passengers who were mostly high school students. Nine were confirmed dead, but many expect that number will rise sharply because the missing have now spent more than a day either trapped in the ferry or in the cold seawater. There were 475 people aboard and frantic parents have gathered at the high school students school near Seoul and in Mokpo, in the south of the country, not far from where the ferry slipped beneath the surface until only the blue-tipped, forward edge of the keel was visible. Parents, siblings and other relatives of three high school students killed in the sinking wailed and sobbed as ambulances at a hospital in Mokpo took the students bodies to the city near Seoul where their high school is located. The families, who spent a mostly sleepless night at the hospital, followed the ambulances in their own cars. The family of one of the victims, 24-year-old teacher Choi Hye-jung, spoke about a young woman who loved to boast of how her students would come to her office and give her hugs. She loved teaching and loved her students and was excited about her first-ever school trip to Jeju island. There were 325 students on board, headed to Jeju for a four-day trip. She was very active and wanted to be a good leader, her father, Choi Jae-kyu, 53, said at Mokpo Jung-Ang Hospital while waiting for the arrival of his daughters body. Chois mother, sitting on a bench at the hospital, sobbed quietly with her head bent down on her knee. Meanwhile, 20 divers tried to get inside the ships wreckage but couldnt because of the current, the coast guard said. More than 400 rescuers searched nearby waters overnight and into this morning. The coast guard said it found two more bodies in the sea this morning, pushing the death toll to nine. The two were believed to be men in their 30s and 20s but authorities are trying to confirm their identity, said an official from the coast guards press team who would not give her name because she did not have permission to speak to the media. Dozens were injured. Coast guard officials put the number of survivors early today at 179. It was still unknown why the ferry sank, but coast guard officials were interviewing the captain and crew. The Sewol, a 146-meter (480-foot) vessel that can hold more than 900 people, set sail Tuesday from Incheon, in northwestern South Korea, on an overnight, 14-hour journey to the tourist island of Jeju.

(Continued from page 1) We cant pay for something like that and I think it would become necessary with a retail entity right there on the highway, Landin said. Schimmoeller countered that while at this time there is no deal with any retail business for his property, there are few opportunities for Ottoville to grow. If this business does come in, they are willing to invest millions without asking for a tax abatement and have an average payroll of $200,000-$300,00, he said. You want your town to grow. Superintendent Scott Mangas added that concerns with U.S. 224 and pedestrian students were addressed when the school was built. The result was all pedestrian traffic leaving the school exited out the back. We installed walkways so no one has to cross or walk along U.S. 224, he said. All our students leave from behind the school and walk across the bridge to the park. We dont have control over our students all the time. I dont want to see our students crossing the highway. Mangas added that studies have shown that reducing speed limits do not increase safety or reduce accidents. Landin and members Marilyn Calvelage and Kim Wannemacher voted in favor of a letter being drafted with member Sue Bendele giving a firm no. Barb Hoersten was not in attendance. Schimmoeller owns 38 acres on the south side of U.S. 224 across from the school. He petitioned Ottoville Village Council for a tap-in for village utilities. Council agreed with the stipulation Schimmoeller annex the front 300 feet along U.S. 224 and get the speed limit in front of his property and the school reduced. Bockrath and Schimmoeller would like to see the speed limit lowered to 35 mph from Road 29-Q to the Auglaize River bridge at the village park. Schimmoeller is also funding a traffic study to support the speed reduction. Schimmoeller had contacted the Ohio Department of Transportation last year and was told the proposal to reduce the speed limit didnt meet requirements and without any further effort from the school, village or himself, the speed limit will not be changed. Following the motion for the letter, the board appointed Mangas as the districts representative for all public meetings, council and other, concerning the development of Schimmoellers property and the speed reduction effort. In his report, Mangas outlined upcoming summer projects. Repairs to concrete at the schools entryways, blacktop sealing, sports complex and gymnasium lighting replacement, enhancements to the high school trophy case and the purchase of two new geothermal pumps for the schools heating and cooling system are on the agenda. High School Principal Jon Thorbahn announced the signage for the land lab has been received; the senior class trip to New York City was enjoyed by all; National Honor Society inductions are April 25; prom is April 26; and graduation will be held at 1 p.m. May 18 in the high school gymnasium. Thorbahn also showed a video of work done by the Senior Technology class. Students learned to manipulate and enhance photos for a magazine. The class also counts as college credit. Technology Coordinator Shelley Mumaw said she would start working on the schools phone systems for the switch to voice-over IP in the next several weeks. The process will continue into the summer; the schools iPad usage would nearly double next year as 40 freshmen start the year with a new tablet; and the district has declined to participate in a fifth and unfunded year of Race to the Top. In other business, the board: Approved 1-year supplemental teaching contracts to: Kimberly Birt, assistant band director; Jeanne Bockey, High School Science Fair advisor and junior high girls basketball; Cory Boecker, tech theatre director; Warren Bowery, summer band, pep band director and musical director; James Brown, golf coach and Scholastic Bowl; Anthony Castronova, sophomore class advisor; Alicia Haselman, Junior High Science Fair advisor, co-junior class advisor and junior varsity volleyball coach; Pamela Hickey, FCCLA advisor; Kimberly Hovest, LPDC coordinator; Susan Jones, co-junior class advisor; Kyle Kumfer, newsletter coordinator and yearbook advisor; Michelle Leach, assistant girls basketball coach; Kirt Martz, assistant athletic director; Shelley Mumaw, Student Council advisor; Mark Odenweller, athletic director and freshmen class advisor; Kathy Thomas, NHS advisor and co-senior class advisor; and Andria Wertenberger, head volleyball coach; Approved 1-year nonteaching supplementals to: Jessica Beining, girls assistant soccer coach; Brian Eickholt, volunteer soccer coach; Kaitlyn Ditto, assistant cheerleading advisor; Eric Gerker, boys head soccer coach; Vaughn Horstman, boys head soccer coach; Robert Kaple, head cross country coach; Tim Kimmet, head girls soccer coach; Dave Kleman, head girls basketball coach; Adam Koester, junior varsity boys basketball; Tammy Koester, head cheerleading advisor; Deb Lindeman, co-assistant girls basketball coach; Dustin Markward, boys assistant soccer coach; Traci Miller, preschool bus driver; Todd Turnwald, boys varsity basketball coach; Darrell VonSossan, assistant boys basketball coach; Matt Wannemacher, seventh-grade boys basketball coach; and Ruth Wannemacher, senior class co-advisor; Accepted the resignation of Samantha Modica as junior high basketball and junior high volleyball coach; and Accepted the following donations and miscellaneous payments: $83.83 from Lima Senior for the High School Girls District; $43.80 from US Greenfiber for recycling; and $1,926.25 from the Ottoville Athletic Boosters from 50/50 raffles.


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The board accepted the retirement of second-grade teacher Gaya Warnecke, effective May 30. High School Principal Nicholas Langhals said she will be greatly missed. Shes touched so many lives in the 35 years shes been here, Verhoff said. She started out here as the physical education teacher. Members also accepted the resignation of school custodian Melissa Rau. In honor of Administrative Professionals Appreciation Week observed April 20-26, 2014 members thanked all administrative staff for their roles in the day-to-day operations of Jennings Local. Also, members proclaimed May 5-9, 2014 as Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week and thanked all employees for all


they do for students, families and the school community. Members of the board approved the appointment of a number of non-certificated individuals to fill sports related positions for the 2014-15 school year. Appointments included boys basketball: Keith Utendorf, varsity; Todd Bullinger, varsity assistant; Kevin Trentman and Neil Wittler, junior high; and Dave Luersman, elementary program. Gregg Luthman was recommended for boys varsity soccer and Alex Maag for boys soccer reserve. Girls basketball appointments included: Rhonda Liebrecht, girls varsity; Bill Calvelage, girls reserve; Jeff Kimmet, junior high; Cora Kehres, junior high assistant; and Jackie Siefker, elementary program. Members recommended Rodney Wagner for girls varsity soc-

cer, Jim Buettner as the girls soccer assistant, Mike Knott as the track assistant and Mary Jean Schweller as the athletic secretary. In addition, Joyce Brokamp was appointed assistant musical director. The board also recommended the following certificated extra-curricular positions for the 2014-15 season and/or school year, which includes: Todd Hoehn, athletic director; Rob Warnecke, athletic events supervisor; Jay Laubenthal, boys reserve; Melissa Sukup, girls varsity assistant basketball; Kevin Horstman, girls junior high basketball; and Rose Mary Warnecke, pep band, summer band program, musical director and senior play director. The next meeting will be held in the schools library at 7:30 p.m. on May 21.

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Mrs. Rychie Smell, national president, and Mrs. Jackie Reed, national secretary of the Theta Chapter of Fort Wayne, were guests of Psi Chapter at the chapters weekly meeting last Tuesday. The meeting was at the home of Mary Ellen Gerdeman. Janice Wanamaker, projects chairman, gave out more key chain bracelets, which the chapter is selling. The second annual Athletic Banquet was held last Saturday night in the Ottoville gymnasium. The winner of the L. W. Heckman Award was Kenneth Knippen. He also received the most valuable player award. The foul shooting trophy went to Steve Turnwald. The trophy for the best percentage of field goals went to Jim Langhals. 75 Years Ago 1939 Dr. L. W. Kohlhorst, chiropractic physician, has purchased the office and equipment of Dr. E. W. Meyer and will be located in the Commercial Bank building in the rooms

which have in the past been occupied by Dr. Meyer. The latters brother, Dr. Carl Meyer, has been in Delphos for the past year taking care of the local practice. He will continue in charge for a week to come and Dr. Kohlhorst will take charge of the office May 1. About 80 persons were present Sunday evening when members of Commemorative Post, American Legion, staged a birthday party in honor of the members of the Auxiliary. Ed Becker, commander of the Legion post at the time the Auxiliary was organized, gave an interesting address. Emma Clinger, president of the Auxiliary, addressed the gathering as did Mrs. Med Granger, first president of the local Auxiliary. One of the largest attendances at a district initiation was recorded here Sunday when over 250 Eagles from the old 17th District met at the local Eagles hall. A class of 123 candidates was reported. Because of the inclement weather, the street parade was cancelled. In place of the parade, the Eagles band of Delphos played a concert before the initiation in the local hall.


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