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Vol. 144 No. 243
Speed limit reduction support letter meets with silence
BY NANCY SPENCER
dhi MEDIA Editor
nspencer@delphosherald.com
OTTOVILLE A motion to submit a let-
ter of support for the reduction of the speed
limit on U.S. 224 in front of Ottoville Local
School never made it the table Wednesday
evening. After reading the letter, School
Board President Kevin Landin asked for a
motion to approve the letter. His request was
answered with silence.
Developer John Schimmoeller and Greg
Bockrath, a civil engineer with Bockrath and
Associates working on Schimmoellers
behalf approached the school board sev-
eral times in the past months 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.
Landin asked for discussion on the matter
and board member Barb Hoersten spoke.
Ive done the research and it clearly
shows that reducing the speed limit does not
make a roadway any safer and I dont see a
reason to reduce the speed, Hoersten said.
Fellow board member Kim Wannemacher
agreed.
I havent seen anything that supports
reducing the speed limit, Wannemacher
said.
The speed limit in that area is currently 55
mph except during school hours.
Superintendent Scott Mangas had said
during the April meeting 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 in
April. 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.
Schimmoeller and Bockrath said they
have support letters from four entities,
including the Village of Ottoville, Monterey
Township trustees and the Ottoville Police
and Fire departments.
We have completed the traffic study and
we will submit it along with the four letters
we have, Bockrath said.
A public hearing was held at the begin-
ning of the meeting on the retire/rehire of
Title I teacher Linda Kaufman. With no one
in attendance to speak on the matter, the
hearing was closed. Mangas said the board
will see a motion concerning Kaufman on
the June agenda.
Treasurer Bob Weber submitted the dis-
tricts 5-Year Forecast for approval. While
the bottom line stays in the black, the fore-
cast does show deficit spending beginning
at the end of Fiscal Year 2016 and continu-
ing through FY 2018. The schools end-
ing balance for 2015 is $4,133,774; 2016,
$3,747,181; 2017, $3,012,854; and 2018,
$1,931,094. Weber will submit the forecast
this week.
Mangas highlighted several new NEOLA
policies that needed approval to bring the
districts policies and procedures manual in
line with state mandates. Ottoville will not
start the new calamity procedures of track-
ing missed hours instead of days for two
years. Mangas said, according to the new
state policy, the district will continue with
calamity days until the current negotiated
agreement with teachers expires. He also
added the new purposes for executive ses-
sions, including discussion of the schools
emergency and marketing plans, business
strategies and trade secrets.
In other action, the board approved the
following certified teaching contracts: two-
year Jeanne Bockey, Julie Eickholt and
Renee Burgei; five-year Alicia Haselman;
Mostly
sunny this
morn-
ing then
becom-
ing partly
cloudy.
Mostly
clear
tonight.
Highs in the lower 70s
and lows in the upper
40s. See page 2.
TODAY
District Track and Field
At Spencerville and
Findlay, 4 p.m.
FRIDAY
Softball (Sectionals)
DIVISION IV
WAPAKONETA DISTRICT
Crestview vs.
Minster, 5 p.m.
DIVISION III
BATH DISTRICT
Ottawa-Glandorf
vs. Fairview, 5 p.m.
Baseball (Districts)
DIVISION IV
ELIDA DISTRICT
Columbus Grove vs.
Patrick Henry, 5 p.m.
COLDWATER DISTRICT
Crestview vs.
Minster, 7 p.m.
District Track and Field
Division II at
Defiance, 4 p.m.
SATURDAY
District Track and Field
Division III at Spencerville
and Findlay, 10 a.m.
Fort Jennings American
Legion is sponsoring
a bus trip to Branson,
Missouri, Oct. 12-18.
For more informa-
tion or to make reserva-
tions, contact Doyle
Wittler at 419 286 2892.
Legion offering
bus trip
K of C donation nets classroom iPad
Franklin Elementary
Schools Special Edu-
cation Department
purchased an iPad
with a recent dona-
tion from the Delphos
Knights of Columbus.
Above: Jaden Vin-
cent, left, Royce Kill,
Lily Smith and Kaitlyn
Chafn peer read us-
ing the new device.
At right: Chloe Roys-
ter and Kaitlyn Chafn
working on math skills
on the iPad. (Submit-
ted photos)
Group: Common Core standards violate Constitution
BY STEPHANIE GROVES
dhi MEDIA Staff Writer
sgroves@delphosherald.com
FORT JENNINGS Members
of the Putnam County Common Core
group addressed Fort Jennings School
Board members and spoke out against
Common Core standards during
Wednesday nights meeting.
Lincoln Bramlage, Rose
Stechschulte, Stephanie Stechschulte
and Glenn Karhoff each explained
their views and issues with the com-
mon standards, including: its fund-
ed by Bill Gates; the groups behind
Common Core can be thought of
as cartel; it promotes psychological
damage in students; common core
standards are not a curriculum; these
standards are being repealed by states;
there is a failure rate of two out of
every three students; and it violates the
10th Amendment of the Constitution
of the United States.
A nation of sheep will soon be
ruled by wolves, Karhoff quoted
Thomas Jefferson.
Fort Jennings Education
Association President Diane Vorst
thanked board members for all their
hard work throughout the year.
Board members approved the fol-
lowing donations: $50 to the Building
Fund in memory of Patricia E. Rode;
$50 to the Building Fund in mem-
ory of Carl F. Schlub; $500 from
Musketeer Athletic Boosters to Cheer
Fund for Spirit Wear proceeds; $750
from Musketeer Athletic Boosters to
the Athletic Department for summer
basketball; $3 in receipts from poster
boards donated by Drew Fields; $500
from Medical Mutual for scholarship;
$918.26 from General Mills Box Tops
Program to Elementary Activities
Fund; and $155 from Gregg Luthman
for soccer camp.
Members also accepted a donation
of books to the third-grade library
from Kevin Schumaker and a donation
of books to the elementary library in
memory of Molly (Welch) Hines from
Jim and Susie Burgei and family.
Board members also approved the
creation of the OHSAA Tournament
Fund and the Five-Year Forecast.
School Board President Karl
Schimmoeller explained the fund is
being created for the revenue from the
first-round baseball tournament.
Fort Jennings High School
Principal Nicholas Langhals said Its
the best forecast we can put forward
at this time.
Nothing much has really changed
from last year, he added. Theres a
little more in retirement.
Members of the Putnam County Common Core group addressed
school board members and spoke out against Common Core
standards during Wednesday nights meeting. Lincoln Bramlage
said he has researched many websites on Common Core and said
it diminishes local school board control. (dhi MEDIA/Stephanie
Groves)
See CORE, page 10
See SILENCE, page 10
Village receives
$5,000 anonymous
donation for pool
BY STEPHANIE GROVES
dhi MEDIA Staff Writer
sgroves@delphosherald.com
SPENCERVILLE Mayor J. P. Johnson announced a
local resident made an anonymous $5,000 donation to the
Village of Spencerville specifically for the swimming pool
operations during Monday nights Village Council meeting.
The pool fundraising committee has helped by purchasing
items for the pool and the biggest costs are maintenance and
operation, Johnson said.
The rules were suspended and an ordinance transferring
funds from the General Fund to the Recreation-Swimming
Pool Fund was passed unanimously on its first reading.
Council approved paying the villages bills in the amount
of $24089.
Council members discussed the possible construction of a side-
walk on East Fourth Street that extends to the Dollar General store.
Ive contacted the neighbors to the west of the store and
told them that the village was discussing the possibility of
installing a sidewalk and explained that maintenance of the
sidewalk across their property would be their responsibility,
Village Administrator Sean Chapman said. They appreciated
the contact.
Chapman said he has not had time to inspect the area for
possible obstructions and will do so in the near future.
Johnson said he attended a meeting of the N.W. Central
Ohio Solid Waste District for all of Allen County municipal
governments. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the
possibility of a county-wide consortium for waste collection.
I was contacted by a resident who said she was told by an Allen
County Recycle (ACR) employee that ACR, our current waste
hauler, doesnt recycle, Johnson reported. ACR does recycle.
After speaking to a representative of ACR, Johnson told
council that June will be considered Clean up the Village
month. Residents may put junk and refuse items out for the
June 3 garbage pick-up and ACR will haul it away. Hazardous
waste is not allowed and if there are large items, ACR requests
residents contact them the day before so they can plan for an
additional truck.
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Ottoville School Board
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TODAY: Mostly sunny in the morning then becoming
partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 70s. Northwest winds 10 to
15 mph.
TONIGHT: Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 40s. Northwest
winds 5 to 10 mph.
FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT: Mostly clear. Highs
around 70. Lows in the lower 50s. North winds around 10
mph.
SATURDAY THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT: Mostly
clear. Highs in the mid 70s. Lows in the upper 50s.
Wheat $6.44
Corn $4.45
Soybeans $15.58
ST. RITAS
A boy was born May 20
to Angela and Doug Snider
of Elida.
INFORMATION SUBMITTED
The following individuals appeared
in Van Wert County Common Pleas
Court on Tuesday:
Shaun Duckett, 23, Delphos, admit-
ted to violating his probation by failing
to report a police contact, possession of
drugs and failing to report to probation.
He was sentenced to 12 months prison
with credit for 248 days already served.
William Smith, 37, Delphos, admit-
ted to violating his probation by refusing
treatment at The WORTH Center.
He was sentenced to none months
prison with credit for 114 days already
served.
Eight cases were heard Wednesday:
Changes of pleas
Chad Mcross, 19, Van Wert, changed
his plea to guilty to breaking and enter-
ing, a felony of the fifth degree. A second
charge of receiving stolen property was
dismissed for his plea.
The court ordered a pre-sentence
investigation and set sentencing for July
2.
Robert Delgado, 34, Van Wert, entered
a plea of guilty to child endangering, a
felony of the second degree.
The court ordered a pre-sentence
investigation and set sentencing for July
2.
Jeremiah Miller, 19, Ohio City,
changed his plea to guilty to possession
of LSD, a felony of the third degree.
Two other charges for trafficking LSD,
each a felony of the fourth degree, were
dismissed for his plea.
The court ordered a pre-sentence inves-
tigation and set sentencing for July 2.
Ryan Schaadt, 29, Van Wert, changed
his plea to guilty to possession of heroin,
a felony of the fourth degree.
The court ordered a pre-sentence inves-
tigation and set sentencing for July 2.
Sentencings
Savannah Williams, 27, Mendon was
sentenced for Attempted Complicity to
Burglary, a felony of the third degree.
Her sentence was: three years commu-
nity control, up to six months at WORTH
Center, additional 30 days jail at a later
date, 200 hours community service, sub-
stance abuse assessment and treatment,
two years intensive probation, ordered to
pay restitution $524 to the victim, partial
appointed counsel fees and court costs.
Eighteen months prison was deferred.
Tyler Mohr, 19, Van Wert, was sen-
tenced for Grand Theft, a felony of the
third degree. He was sentenced to three
years community control, up to six months
at WORTH Center, 30 days jail at later
date, 200 hours community service, two
years intensive probation, ordered to pay
partial appointed counsel fees and court
costs. Twenty-four months prison was
deferred.
Dennis Gallaspie, 65, Lima, was sen-
tenced for trafficking marijuana, a felony
of the fifth degree, with specifications
that he used a Honda Civic auto and $214
cash in the commission of the crime.
He was sentenced to three years com-
munity control, 30 days Electronic House
Arrest or jail, additional 30 days jail at a
later date, 200 hours community service, two
years intensive probation, drivers license
suspended six months, ordered to pay partial
appointed counsel fees and court costs and
the Honda and the $214 were forfeited to law
enforcement.
A nine-month prison term was deferred.
Probation violation
Ford Wilson, 30, Van Wert, admitted
to violating his probation by failing to
report to probation.
The case was continued for further
hearing.
One Year Ago
Seventy-five Spencerville seniors will
receive diplomas Sunday. Student speak-
ers include Morgan Wireman (Welcome
Speech), Rachael Kahle (Thank You
Speech) and Bryce Ringwald (Farewell
Speech). Kevin Sensabaugh will give
the address and Judy Wells will speak on
behalf of Apollo Career Center.
25 Years Ago 1989
Jefferson sprinter Rick Dienstberger
took firsts in the 100 meters and 200
meters in the Class A district at Minster.
Jefferson boys and girls each finished
fourth. St. Johns boys were ninth and the
Blue Jay girls were 13th. Marion Local
won the boys title and Minster took the
girls championship.
Students from St. Johns High School
who placed in the recent Greater Toledo
Math Test included Matt Pohlman,
John Vasquez, Kevin Kundert, Angie
Wulfhorst, Chris Trentman, Kelly
Schroeder, Mike Kroeger, Alan Rees,
and Mike Gable. Also participating were
Karen Shumaker, Jeff Birkemeier, Nate
Wannamacher, Sabrina Vasquez, Scott
Noonan, Sharla Rohrbacher and Brian
Hesseling.
Landeck Catholic Ladies of Columbus
met for the last time until September.
Thirty-two members attended the potluck
dinner. Agnes Kimmet won the door prize.
Winners in the 50-50 drawing were Sophia
Hugel and Rosalia Kill. Viola Mueller and
Johanna Klima also won prizes.
50 Years Ago 1964
Elida Garden Club held its annual
flower show May 16 in the cafeteria of
the Elida Elementary School. Theme of
the show was Spring Symphony. Mrs.
George Arensman, Lima, an accredited
judge of the OAGC, served as judge.
Mrs. William Strayer, general chairman,
announced the winners. Special awards
went to Mrs. John Szuch for the club
members.
Phi Delta Sorority held its final meet-
ing of the season at the home of Mrs.
Ronald Hageman. Plans for the groups
fall project got underway at that time.
After the business meeting, games were
played. The attendance prize was award-
ed to Mrs. Thomas Lange. Meeting, will
resume on Sept. 14 at the home of Mrs.
Gary Poling.
The 46th annual Western Conference
convention, Ohio District of the American
Lutheran Church Women, will be held
June 5 at Camp St. Marys. Delegates
from St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran
Church here will be Mrs. Elmer Freund,
Sr., and Louise Botkins.
75 Years Ago 1939
Frank Kurber and Fred J. Buettner
have been named as president and vice
president of the Allen County Agricultural
Society (Delphos Fair Board), respec-
tively. At that meeting, John Marsh, Jr.,
and Ray Stemen of Elida were named
as members of the board of directors to
take places left vacant by the resignation
of Anthony C. Weger and the death of
James E. Moots.
The American Legion and Auxiliary
are making plans for the annual Poppy
Day May 27. Mrs. Dell Cochensparger
has been named as general chairman of
the drive and is asking for the general
support of the public. The juniors of the
American Legion and Auxiliary will sell
the poppies on Saturday.
Two Delphos students at Bowling
Green State University will graduate June
5 in a class of 164 seniors. They are
Idabell Cross and Armeda Van Meter,
who will both receive two-year diplomas
in the Elementary Education department.
Bowling Green University will also cele-
brate its Silver Anniversary June 3 and 4.
Associated Press
Today is Thursday, May 22, the 142nd day of 2014. There
are 223 days left in the year.
Todays Highlight in History:
On May 22, 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson, speaking
at the University of Michigan, outlined the goals of his Great
Society, saying that it rests on abundance and liberty for all
and demands an end to poverty and racial injustice.
On this date:
In 1761, the first American life insurance policy was issued
in Philadelphia to a Rev. Francis Allison, whose premium was
six pounds per year.
In 1860, the United States and Japan exchanged ratifica-
tions of the Treaty of Amity and Commerce during a ceremony
in Washington.
In 1913, the American Cancer Society was founded in New
York under its original name, the American Society for the
Control of Cancer.
In 1939, the foreign ministers of Germany and Italy,
Joachim von Ribbentrop and Galeazzo Ciano, signed a Pact
of Steel committing the two countries to a military alliance.
In 1947, the Truman Doctrine was enacted as Congress
appropriated military and economic aid for Greece and Turkey.
In 1960, an earthquake of magnitude 9.5, the strongest ever
measured, struck southern Chile, claiming some 1,655 lives.
In 1963, Greek politician Grigoris Lambrakis was attacked
by right-wingers after delivering a speech in Thessaloniki; he
died five days later. (The assassination inspired a book as well
as the 1969 Costa-Gavras film Z.)
In 1968, the nuclear-powered submarine USS Scorpion,
with 99 men aboard, sank in the Atlantic Ocean. (The remains
of the sub were later found on the ocean floor 400 miles south-
west of the Azores.)
In 1969, the lunar module of Apollo 10, with Thomas P.
Stafford and Eugene Cernan aboard, flew to within nine miles
of the moons surface in a dress rehearsal for the first lunar
landing.
In 1972, President Richard Nixon began a visit to the
Soviet Union, during which he and Kremlin leaders signed
the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty. The island nation of Ceylon
became the republic of Sri Lanka.
In 1981 Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe was convicted
in London of murdering 13 women and was sentenced to life
in prison.
In 1992, after a reign lasting nearly 30 years, Johnny
Carson hosted NBCs Tonight Show for the last time.
Ten years ago: In Tunisia, Arab leaders convened their
annual summit, but the opening session was overshadowed by
the walkout of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, who criti-
cized peace efforts. Filmmaker Michael Moores Fahrenheit
9/11, a scathing commentary on Bush White House actions
after the September 11 attacks, won the top prize at the Cannes
Film Festival. Samuel C. Johnson Jr., whod built the familys
S.C. Johnson Wax company into a consumer products giant,
died at age 76.
Five years ago: President Barack Obama promised gradu-
ating midshipmen at the U.S. Naval Academy that, as their
commander in chief, he would only send them into harms
way when it is absolutely necessary. Vice President Joe Biden
arrived in Lebanon to reinforce U.S. support for the govern-
ment ahead of key parliamentary elections.
One year ago: Lois Lerner, an Internal Revenue Service
supervisor whose agents had targeted conservative groups,
swore to a House committee she did nothing wrong,
then refused to answer further questions, citing her Fifth
Amendment right not to incriminate herself. Chechen immi-
grant Ibragim Todashev, a friend of Boston Marathon bombing
suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev, was fatally shot by an FBI agent
in Orlando, Florida. In a brutal daylight attack in London, two
men with butcher knives hacked to death an off-duty British
soldier, Lee Rigby, before police wounded them in a shootout.
(The attackers were later sentenced to life in prison.)
Todays Birthdays: Singer Charles Aznavour is 90. Actor
Michael Constantine is 87. Conductor Peter Nero is 80. Actor-
director Richard Benjamin is 76. Actor Frank Converse is 76.
Former CNN anchor Bernard Shaw is 74. Actress Barbara
Parkins is 72. Retired MLB All-Star pitcher Tommy John is
71. Songwriter Bernie Taupin is 64. Actor-producer Al Corley
is 59. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, is 57.
Supreme Court halts execution
JIM SUHR
Associated Press
BONNE TERRE, Mo. The U.S. Supreme Court on
Wednesday halted the execution of a Missouri inmate with a
rare medical condition who challenged the states refusal to
disclose the source of its lethal injection drug.
The justices said a lower federal court needs to take another
look at the case of Russell Bucklew, whose execution would
have been the nations first since last months botched execu-
tion in Oklahoma. Bucklew had been scheduled to be put to
death at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday for the 1996 killing of a man
during a violent crime spree, but Supreme Court Justice
Samuel Alito had blocked the execution late Tuesday while the
full court considered the matter.
By law, Missouri has a 24-hour window to carry out a
scheduled execution, and the ruling means the state Supreme
Court will have to set a new execution date if its to carry out
the punishment.
Minutes after the Supreme Courts ruling, witnesses who
were to have witnessed Bucklews execution on the states
behalf were released. Eric Slusher, a spokesman for Missouri
Attorney General Chris Koster, confirmed that no further liti-
gation was expected Wednesday.
Bucklew, 46, suffers from a rare congenital condition
cavernous hemangioma that causes weakened and mal-
formed blood vessels, as well as tumors in his nose and throat.
His attorneys say this and the secrecy surrounding the states
lethal injection drug combine to make for an unacceptably
high chance of something going wrong during his execution.
He told The Associated Press last week that he is scared of
what might happen during the process.
Study: Care costs continue
slower growth in 2014
Associated Press
Health care spending for
a family with a common
employer-sponsored health
plan has more than doubled
over the past decade, accord-
ing to research from the ben-
efits consultant Milliman Inc.
A typical American fam-
ily of four will spend an
average of $9,695 on health
care this year, according to
actuarial projections in the
2014 Milliman Medical
Index, which was released
Wednesday. That counts their
contribution toward insur-
ance premiums, payments at
the doctors office or pharma-
cy and even bottles of aspirin
purchased at the drugstore.
That compares with $4,443
spent in 2004 and is up 6 per-
cent from last year.
Milliman actuaries make
their projections for a fam-
ily with preferred provider
organization, or PPO, cover-
age through a big employer.
Thats a common form of
insurance that involves large
networks of doctors and other
care providers.
That annual cost increase
may not be readily apparent
to most families. Its spread
out over the year, and the big-
gest part is the premium, or
cost of coverage. That usually
comes out of an employees
paycheck before taxes.
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Second Lincoln Highway excursion set
INFORMATION SUBMITTED
VAN WERT Following last years
very successful Lincoln Highway Centennial
bus trip, the Van Wert Area Convention and
Visitors Bureau has received many requests
for a second trip following the Lincoln
Highway from Convoy toward eastern Ohio.
In response to those requests, a Lincoln
Highway excursion has been plan for June 28.
The cost of the trip will be $40 per person and
does not include the cost of meals. The first
55 registrations will be guaranteed seats and
beyond that a waiting list will be prepared.
The bus will leave Convoys Edgewood
Park at 8:30 a.m. that Saturday and return
at approximately 9:30 p.m. A second pick-
up point will be arranged in Delphos. The
trip will follow the Lincoln Highway from
Convoy to Dalton in Wayne County.
Local Lincoln Highway historian, Larry
Webb, will accompany the group to share the
story of the Lincoln Highway across Ohio.
Highlights of the trip include a stop at
Coopers Mill in Bucyrus, lunch at Oak Park
Tavern in Mifflin, a tour of the Hayesville
Opera House, a stop at the J.M. Smucker
Company Store and the P. Graham Dunn
Factory and Showroom. Dinner will be at
Das Coopers Mill carries a growing selec-
tion of Amish meats and cheeses, local foods
and seasonal produce, fresh baked goods,
specialty food items, gourmet candies, gar-
dening accessories, home dcor items and
more. They have been in business for nearly
45 years.
Lunch will be at the Oak Park Tavern in
Mifflin, just east of Mansfield. A small cozy
eatery serving the Mansfield area for more
than 70 years, they are proud members of
the Lincoln Highway Association and we
are happy to support their business. Lunches
range from $6.99 to $11.99 in price.
The afternoon stops will include a tour of
the 1886 Hayesville Opera House and time
at the J. M. Smucker Company Store near
Orrville. For more than 115 years, Smuckers,
with its trusted brands and quality products,
has helped make family meals memorable.
The Company Store continues this proud tra-
dition by showcasing products and merchan-
dise from the companys family of brands.
Here you will also find the Caf, where you
can stop for a little treat from their ice cream
bar or perhaps a fresh-baked goody made with
their branded products.
The final afternoon stop will be at the P.
Graham Dunn factory and showroom. Located
in the worlds largest Amish and Mennonite
community, P. Graham Dunn manufactures
inspirational art, gifts, and home dcor.
The business operates in a 140,000-square-
foot manufacturing facility. Inside is an
18,000-square-foot retail store and viewing
gallery. Participants enter the massive two-
story lobby where oversized plaques adorn
the walls, scripture is carved into the crown
molding and features one of Ohios largest
indoor murals.
The evening meal will be at Das Dutch
Kitchen, a well-known regional gather-
ing place. At this Amish restaurant, par-
ticipants may choose to order from the
menu or have their famous buffet.
Deadl i ne
for reserva-
tions is June
11. Call the
CVB office
at 419-238-
9378 or stop
in at 136
E. Main St.
to reserve
a seat and
r e c e i v e
more infor-
mation.
St. Ritas honors
volunteers at
luncheon
INFORMATION
SUBMITTED
LIMA St. Ritas
Medical Center honored its
volunteers with a luncheon on
Wednesday at the Old Barn
Out Back. St. Ritas Health
Partners President & CEO
Bob Baxter thanked volun-
teers and auxiliary members
for their dedication and ser-
vice.
St. Ritas Volunteer/
Auxiliary Resources include
523 adults, 92 college stu-
dents, 153 summer teens, 131
shadowing students and 308
supporting members who con-
tributed a combined total of
124,560 hours during 2013.
Vo l u n t e e r / Au x i l i a r y
Resources President Linda
Garling presented a check
for $278,000 to Baxter. This
contribution is the final
installment on the groups
pledge of $1 million to the
Emergency Room Expansion
and Renovation Project. Since
1953, St. Ritas Volunteer/
Auxiliary Resources has raise
$7,622,369 for the Medical
Center.
The 15 new names added to
the 2000 Hour Honor Roll are
Sandy Clark, Linda Fanger,
Wilhelmine Frueh, Helen
Gerstner, Nancy Kennedy,
Judy Kundert, Ruth Ann
Loar, Betty Nartker, Cathryn
Nihiser, Dick Norton, Sue
Nott, Elaine Sellers-Maravola,
Barb Shafer, Marilyn Wagner
and Martha Wheeler.
The Catherine McAuley
Lifetime Achievement Award
in Volunteerism was pre-
sented to Jan Laman, who
has contributed more than 32
years and 9,500 hours of ser-
vice to the medical center.
Officers for the 2014-15
term were also introduced.
They include: President Linda
Garling, President Elect/
Ways & Means Jan Kennedy,
Secretary/Historian Nancy
Dawe, Vice President for
Caring Ruth Detrick, Vice
President for Outreach Connie
Rees and Vice President for
Publicity Sandy Clark.
Anyone wishing to join
this group is invited to call
St. Ritas Volunteer/Auxiliary
Resources Department at 226-
9038 or email us at stritasvol-
unteers@health-partners.org.
Van Wert County unemployment rate drops to 4.6 percent
BY ED GEBERT
dhi MEDIA Editor
news@delphosherald.com
VAN WERT Not since November of
2006 has the Van Wert County unemploy-
ment rate been this low. Civilian labor force
estimates released Tuesday by the Ohio
Department of Job and Family Services
showed the county jobless rate at only 4.6
percent.
Not that the employment situation is the
same today as in 2006. At that time, esti-
mates showed 14,800 residents at work while
that number is just 12,900 today, showing
the loss of many industrial positions in the
past seven to eight years in this county. The
number of unemployed in April in Van Wert
County is 600 compared to 700 in the 2006
estimate.
The April 2014 figure of 4.6 percent is
a nearly one percentage point drop from
Marchs 5.5 percent and nearly two percent-
age points in the past two months. In January
2014, the county unemployment rate was 6.5
percent.
Rates were down all around the area in
April. Paulding Countys rate fell a full point
to 4.6 percent. In Allen County, the rate
slipped to 5.4 percent, A half-point drop in
the estimate for Auglaize County places that
rate at just 3.6 percent. In Putnam County,
the rate fell over a full point to 4.4 percent.
And the lowest county rate in Ohio remained
in Mercer County with 3.0 percent, the low-
est estimated rate in that county since 1998.
In Van Wert County, the estimates showed
200 fewer unemployed workers and 200
more employed workers in April as com-
pared to March.
Other low county rates were 3.4 percent
in Holmes County, 3.8 percent in Delaware
County, 3.8 percent in Union County and 4.0
percent in Hancock County.
The highest county unemployment rates
were in Monroe County (10.7 percent), Pike
County (9.0 percent), Morgan County (8.6
percent) and Meigs County (8.5 percent).
Rates in all 88 Ohio counties decreased in
April.
Rates fell across the state line in Indiana
as well. In Adams County, the county rate
dropped from 5.7 in March to 4.5 in April on
163 fewer unemployed and 287 more work-
ers on the job. In Allen County, Indiana, the
5.8 percent rate in March slid to 5.0 percent
in April on 1,266 fewer unemployed and
2,267 more on the job.
Indianas state jobless rate fell two-tenths
from 5.9 to 5.7 percent in April. In Ohio,
unemployment was down four-tenths to tie
the Hoosier State at 5.7 percent.
Accella acquires RTH Processing and RDT
Manufacturing in Delphos to form Ultimate RB
INFORMATION SUBMITTED
DELPHOS Accella Performance
Materials, Inc., (rebranded from Dash Multi-
Corp, Inc.) a leading manufacturer of poly-
urethanes, plastisols and recycled rubber
products, has announced the acquisition of
two related companies, RTH Processing, Inc.,
and RDT Manufacturing LLC (aka Ultimate),
to form the new company Ultimate RB, Inc.
Accella Performance Materials (Accella)
is a platform portfolio company of Arsenal
Capital Partners (Arsenal) who focus on
investing in and growing specialty industrial
companies. RTH is the largest US producer of
colored EPDM granules used in playground
surfacing, running tracks and other rubber
products. RDT is a leading manufacturer
of rolled rubber products including athlet-
ic flooring, commercial flooring, acoustical
underlayment and load containment matting.
Both companies operate out of a single manu-
facturing facility in Delphos.
RTH Processing and RDT Manufacturing
represent ideal additions to the Accella
Performance Materials platform, said
Accella CEO, Andy Harris. In addition to
bringing expanded capabilities and colored
EPDM technology to our recycled rubber
products business, they will allow for tre-
mendous cross-selling opportunities with
our polyurethane business in the athletic
surfacing market. With the combination of
RTH Processing, RDT Manufacturing and
Accellas RB Rubber, we are now the only
manufacturer in the world that offers com-
plete custom systems encompassing all of
the components of playground surfacing and
running tracks. The Ultimate RB combination
will bring the greatest value, service and sup-
port to our customers.
From a strategic standpoint the combina-
tion of RTH and RDT with our RB Rubber
recycled rubber business puts us in a uniquely
competitive position to provide great value to
our customers. We become the only manufac-
turer that is fully vertically integrated, as we
now produce our own recycled tire crumb,
wide variety of colored EPDM granules and
urethane binder. We have the most diverse
product line in the industry, and we are the
only manufacturer with multiple production
sites across the United States. The Ultimate
RB combination will allow us to offer unri-
valed quality and value to our customers,
added Accella Vice President of Recycled
Rubber Products, Hal Stuhl.
Ted Horstman, President of RTH and RDT
said, We are excited about the Accella part-
nership and the merger of the rubber com-
panies which positions us to better serve our
customers globally and to expand our product
offerings into existing and new markets. The
companies are highly complementary and
both become better through the combination
as the market leader. Ted added, The con-
tributions of our employees were invaluable
in making RTH and RDT the success they
are today, and I am pleased the new combina-
tion will provide our employees even greater
opportunities for a very bright future.
John Televantos, a Partner at Arsenal
Capital Partners and co-head of the firms
Specialty Industrials Group, said, RTH
Processing and RDT Manufacturing have
a long history of innovation in the custom
colored EPDM and recycled rubber market
that fits very well with Accellas history
and culture. The custom color compound-
ing technology continues to evolve and
address unmet needs in the market. As
we expand the Accella recycled rubber
and polyurethane systems businesses, this
will help support our customers in their
growth. Tim Zappala, a Partner at Arsenal
Capital Partners and co-head of the firms
Specialty Industrials Group, added, The
combination builds on our strategy to cre-
ate technology-based businesses that are
market leaders offering a differentiated
portfolio of products that uniquely serve
multiple end markets.
Tax policy
ideas in budget
bill clear Senate
COLUMBUS (AP)
State senators have passed a
package of tax breaks backed
by Ohio Gov. John Kasich
and included in a sweeping
midterm budget bill.
The proposal was approved
Wednesday on a 24-8 vote. It
would accelerate a planned
income-tax cut and expands
certain exemptions and cred-
its. The plan also would boost
proposed small business
income-tax reductions to 75
percent from 50 percent for
tax year 2014.
Senate Finance Chairman
Scott Oelslager, a Canton
Republican, says the cuts are
possible because of the states
fiscal responsibility.
However, Democratic Sen.
Tom Sawyer of Akron says
the bill is a missed opportu-
nity to invest the money in
schools and communities.
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Corn starts V1 growth stage
JAMES HOORMAN
Putnam County Extension
Ag Educator
Ed Lentz, Hancock County Extension,
(revised by Jim Hoorman) wrote the fol-
lowing article on corn growth.
Corn and soybean planting will
continue this week as soon as fields dry-
out and are suitable for planting. The
majority of the corn in Putnam County
has already been planted with soybeans
progress farther behind. Under opti-
mal conditions, corn will germinate and
emerge in five to 10 days.
The corn shoot emerging from the
germinating seed will be pushed to the
soil surface by a structure called the
mesocotyl. It will continue to elongate
until sunlight hits the emerging shoot.
Sunlight causes a hormonal signal to
stop mesocotyl elongation and start the
leaf unfurling process. If soil tempera-
tures stay cold for an extended period
or lights hits the shoot before reaching
the surface (like open planting slots),
the corn shoot may unfurl underground
or grow in a corkscrew pattern and may
result in corn seedling death. Most corn
is really yellow now from a lack of
nitrogen, however, a couple of days of
warm weather should improve the corn
color due to release of nitrogen by soil
microbes and enhanced root develop-
ment reaching the starter corn fertilizer.
The corn growing point will remain
below ground for about three to four
weeks, depending on temperature.
Leaves will emerge from the center of
the stem (the whorl) and unfurl in an
alternating pattern up the stem. Each
collared leaf is given a number and the
letter V since the corn is in a vegetative
growth stage. When over 50 percent of
the plants in a field have a collar on the
first emerged leaf, it is at growth stage
V1. When the majority of the field has
plants with two collared leaves, it is at
growth stage V2. The first corn leaf will
have a rounded tip and all of the later
leaves will have a pointed tip. The corn
plant will produce about 18 to 20 leaves.
No more leaves will form after the tassel
has emerged from the plant. The grow-
ing point will be protected and below
the soil surface until the V6 stage.
Plants are about 12 to 18 inches tall
when the plant reaches the V6 stage. If
the growing point gets damaged after
the V6 stage, future leaves, ears and
tassels will be injured and destroyed
preventing the plant from completing its
life cycle. Corn plants will develop two
roots systems during their life cycle. The
first system forms from the germinating
seed and the roots are called seedling or
seminal roots. The primary role of seed-
ling roots is to anchor the plant and take
up water. The seed provides most of the
nutrients needed by the young seedlings.
The later developing roots are called
crown roots. These roots form at loca-
tions (nodes) below the soils surface.
These roots will become the main root
system of the plant and will be responsi-
ble for nutrient and water uptake for the
rest of the growing season. Crown roots
become the main root system about
four weeks after planting and replace
the seminal roots which gradually die
and slough off. If crown roots do not
become established in a timely fashion,
plants will appear stunted. Corn plants
are generally not considered established
until the V6 growth stage. At V6, the
growing point is above the soil surface,
crown roots should be functioning and
the potential kernel row number has
been determined for the plant. V6 is a
critical stage for determining corn yield.
By V12 growth stage (12 leaves),
the potential number of kernel per row
and the potential ear size has already
been determined. Any stress prior to
this growth stage, such as moderate
drought stress, may reduce the potential
number of kernels per ear. By tasseling
time, the maximum corn production
is in place for the season. By V12, the
major yield limiting factors remaining
are pollination, kernel establishment and
kernel weight. Farmers can assess the
environment effects on corn yield by
knowing the growth stage and assessing
the stress. Sweet corn follows a similar
growth pattern as field corn.
Early planted corn was emerging
the end of last week with the first
leaf collar visible (V1 growth stage).
Reminder: the first leaf has a rounded
tip. It will take about three more
weeks before this corn reaches the V6
growth stage depending on tempera-
ture. Scout your corn and follow the
corns development as it matures, also
scouting for weeds and pests that can
limit yields.
Organic livestock, poultry health series provides education
for veterinarians and other livestock professionals
INFORMATION
SUBMITTED
An upcoming educational
series will give veterinarians
and other livestock profes-
sionals the opportunity to
gain new knowledge and
expand services offered by
providing important informa-
tion on working with cer-
tified organic livestock and
poultry.
The series is being offered
by Veterinary Extension at
The Ohio State University
and the Ohio Ecological
Food and Farm Association
(OEFFA) and includes both
webinars and in-person
workshops.
The objective of this
educational series is to help
veterinarians and their cli-
ents design best herd health
management practices that
comply with federal and
state regulations and organic
standards when considering
the health and well-being
of the animal, said Ohio
State University Assistant
Professor and Extension
Veterinarian Dr. Gustavo M.
Schuenemann.
As part of this series,
participants will learn how
to perform an on-farm risk
assessment, or audit, to iden-
tify and rank risk factors
associated with herd health
and performance.
This audit will be a
valuable service they can
offer clientscertified
organic or otherwise, said
Schuenemann.
The educational series
will also demystify the
organic standards, and clarify
the requirements for indi-
vidual animals to obtain and
maintain their organic sta-
tus. Understanding the cer-
tification process will benefit
everyonethe animal, the
farmer, the service provid-
er, and the consumer, said
OEFFA Organic Certification
Program Manager Julia
Barton.
Demand for organic prod-
ucts continues to increase,
including organic meat, poul-
try, dairy, and fiber. Ohio
ranks second for the number
of dairy farmers that pro-
duce milk for Organic Valley,
for example. Approximately
270 Ohio farms are certified
organic livestock and poultry
operations.
The series will cover the
following topics:
Transition cow man-
agement, emphasizing calv-
ing-related disease preven-
tion and on-farm risk assess-
ment;
Organic standards for
livestock, allowed inputs and
the certification process;
Management of somat-
ic cell counts and mastitis
control;
Parasite management
and control;
Pain management,
regulatory medicine and sci-
ence-based treatments;
Organic poultry flock
health;
Nutrition-related dis-
eases;
On-farm health audits
to assess herd risk factors;
and
Defining, monitoring
and recordkeeping of health
events.
Free events currently
scheduled include:
CSI for Dairy:
On-Farm Audits to Assess
Risk Webinar 1 p.m. June
23
Certified Organic Dairy
Tour and Workshop 1 p.m.
June 26 at Pleasantview Farm
in Circleville
Certified Organic
Livestock Standards
Webinar 1 p.m. July 10
Organic Livestock
Inputs Webinar 1 p.m.
Oct. 1
Veterinary Continuing
Education (CE) credits will
be granted on an hour-for-
hour basis.
In addition, veterinarians
and other agriculture profes-
sionals that work with poul-
try and livestock can join a
network to share ideas and
find answers to questions.
Their work will be
strengthened as this network
bridges the gaps between
educators, certifiers, farm-
ers and veterinarians, said
Eric Pawlowski, OEFFA
Sustainable Agriculture
Educator.
This series is made pos-
sible with funding from
the North Central Region
Sustainable Agriculture
Research and Educations
(NCR-SARE) Professional
Development Program.
For more details, or
to register for scheduled
events, go to www.oeffa.org
or vet.osu.edu/extension,
call 614-421-2022 Ext. 209,
or email education@oeffa.
org.
Oregon counties ban
genetically modified crops
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) Residents of southern
Oregons agriculture-heavy Rogue Valley have voted to
ban genetically modified crops from the area, setting up
the next stage of a fight that has gained widespread atten-
tion.
Companies that genetically engineer seeds including
biotech giants Sygenta, Monsanto and DuPont Pioneer
spent about $900,000 on their failed campaign.
Those that wanted to do away with so-called GMOs
including organic farmers and environmentally friendly
soap-maker Dr. Bronners spent about $400,000.
Here are some key questions and answers about the
topic:
What are GMOs, and are they safe?
Genetically modified organisms are plants or animals
that have had copied genes inserted into their DNA. This
is frequently done to make them resistant to pests and
herbicides.
No mainstream science has shown GMOs to be unsafe.
But opponents say not enough testing has been done.
Are genetically modified crops legal in the U.S., and
do we know where they are grown?
Yes, they are legal. Examples include most of the
nations soybeans, and papaya in Hawaii. GMO crops were
planted on about 169 million U.S. acres in 2013, about half
the total land used for crops, according to the USDA.
Companies are generally not required to report where the
fields are located. Opponents want more transparency about
where such crops are grown and which foods contain them.
What happened in southern Oregon?
Organic farmers in the region have tapped a demand
for local produce free of pesticides and wanted to prevent
their crops from what they consider contamination by
cross pollination from nearby GMO crops.
They tried to reach a deal with Syngenta to keep modi-
fied sugar beets away from organics but pursued a ballot
measure when the talks broke down.
Bans in Josephine and Jackson counties passed Tuesday.
Based on recent Oregon legislation, Jackson Countys
ban, which attracted national attention and money, will
have the force of law, but Josephine Countys ban appears
headed for a court battle.
Are there any other GMO bans in the U.S.?
At least a dozen places around the nation have adopted
GMO bans or limits, including areas of California, Hawaii,
Maine and Washington state. Unlike Oregons Rogue
Valley, most of those counties did not have genetically
modified crops growing before the bans.
What about GMO labeling laws?
The U.S. doesnt require the labeling of genetically
engineered foods. Vermont, Maine and Connecticut have
all passed labeling laws, although they dont take effect
immediately.
There are currently 85 bills on GMO labeling pending
in 30 states, as well as dueling bills in Congress.
Labeling ballot measures previously failed in California
and Washington state. Activists in Oregon, Colorado and
in Arizona are currently gathering signatures to put GMO
labeling measures on their states ballots.
What happens next in southern Oregon?
Those who grow genetically modified crops in Jackson
or Josephine have a year to harvest or destroy them,
according to the ballot measures. Those who ignore the
bans face financial penalties.
Observers and officials expect both bans to end up in court.
If judges hold up the GMO prohibition, it could drive
Syngenta out of the Rogue Valley where it grows seed for
sugar beets resistant to the weed killer Roundup. Syngenta
did not return calls for comment.
Monsanto spokeswoman Charla Lord said, We believe
growers should be able to plant the seeds of their own
choice, whether those seeds are conventional, organic or
have biotech traits. But she added that Monsanto would
not sell genetically modified seeds for planting in jurisdic-
tions where their cultivation has been banned.
US charges egg company, 2 execs in 2010 outbreak
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) An Iowa
company and two executives are expect-
ed to plead guilty to selling tainted eggs
that were responsible for a 2010 salmo-
nella outbreak that sickened thousands
and led to an unprecedented recall of
550 million eggs, according to court
documents filed Wednesday.
Disgraced egg industry titan Austin
Jack DeCoster and son Peter DeCoster
are charged with introducing adulter-
ated food into interstate commerce, a
misdemeanor that carries a maximum
sentence of one year in jail. A charging
document filed by federal prosecutors
alleges that their company, Quality Egg
LLC, sold eggs tainted with salmonella
from early 2010 until the August 2010
recall and that the DeCosters were the
responsible corporate officers.
The DeCosters are scheduled to plead
guilty June 3 as part of plea agreements
expected to resolve the four-year inves-
tigation, though its unclear whether
prosecutors will recommend jail. The
punishment will be handed down in the
same federal courthouse where Jack
DeCoster received probation in 2003 for
knowingly hiring illegal immigrants.
Two felonies also were filed against
Quality Egg, which includes the
DeCosters former network of chicken
farms and egg production sites in north-
ern Iowa. Corporations can face crimi-
nal charges under the theory that they
are responsible for employees actions,
with felony convictions carrying fines of
$500,000 apiece, or more, depending on
the amount of loss.
The company is charged with intro-
ducing misbranded food into interstate
commerce by selling products with
labels that made the eggs appear to
be not as old as they actually were
from 2006 to 2010. It also is charged
with paying bribes to influence a U.S.
Department of Agriculture inspector on
at least two occasions, including in
April 2010, to approve eggs that had
been retained for failing to meet federal
standards.
The company also is expected to
plead guilty. Frank Volpe, an attorney
representing Jack DeCoster and Quality
Egg, declined comment on Wednesday.
Seattle attorney Bill Marler, who rep-
resented 100 of the poisoning victims,
said he believed the deal would allow
prosecutors to seek a hefty fine from
Quality Egg.
Soybeans surge on
expectations for rising demand
Associated Press
Soybean prices surged
Wednesday on expectations
of rising demand from China
and tighter supplies.
The actively traded July
contract for soybeans rose 36
cents to settle at $15.05 a
bushel Wednesday.
Chinas demand for
soymeal, which is used to
feed livestock, has grown this
month. Sales had slumped last
month over concerns about an
outbreak of a bird flu virus.
Poultry and pork demand
fell off a cliff in April, said
Sterling Smith, a commodi-
ties strategist at Citigroup.
Bird flu is not such a worry
this month, and China is back
in the market buying soy-
beans again.
In other trading, corn rose
one penny to settle at $4.75
a bushel and wheat slipped 6
cents to $6.64 a bushel.
Prices for precious and
industrial metals were mixed.
Gold for June delivery fell
$6.50 to settle at $1,288.10
an ounce. Silver for July fell
6 cents to $19.34 an ounce.
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TODAY
9-11 a.m. The Delphos
Canal Commission Museum,
241 N. Main St., is open.
11:30 a.m. Mealsite
at Delphos Senior Citizen
Center, 301 Suthoff St.
1-3 p.m. The Delphos
Museum of Postal History,
339 N. Main St., is open.
5-7 p.m. The Interfaith
Thrift Store is open for shop-
ping.
7:30 p.m. American
Legion Post 268, 415 N. State
St.
FRIDAY
7:30 a.m. Delphos
Optimist Club, A&W Drive-
In, 924 E. Fifth St.
11:30 a.m. Mealsite
at Delphos Senior Citizen
Center, 301 Suthoff St.
1-4 p.m. Interfaith Thrift
Store is open for shopping.
SATURDAY
9 a.m.-noon Interfaith
Thrift Store is open for shop-
ping.
St. Vincent dePaul Society,
located at the east edge of the
St. Johns High School park-
ing lot, is open.
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Delphos Postal Museum is
open.
12:15 p.m. Testing of
warning sirens by Delphos
Fire and Rescue.
1-3 p.m. The Delphos
Canal Commission Museum,
241 N. Main St., is open.
7 p.m. Bingo at St.
Johns Little Theatre.
SUNDAY
1-3 p.m. The Delphos
Canal Commission Museum,
241 N. Main St., is open.
1-4 p.m. Putnam County
Museum is open, 202 E. Main
St. Kalida.
1:30 p.m. Amvets Post
698 Auxiliary meets at the
Amvets post in Middle Point.
4 p.m. Amvets Post 698
regular meeting at the Amvets
post in Middle Point.
7:30 p.m. Sons of
Amvets Post 698 meet at
Amvets Post in Middle Point.
MONDAY
9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Ottoville
Branch Library is open.
11:30 a.m. Mealsite
at Delphos Senior Citizen
Center, 301 Suthoff St.
6:30 p.m. Shelter from
the Storm support group
meets in the Delphos Public
Library basement.
7 p.m. Ottoville village
council meets at the municipal
building.
Marion Township Trustees
meet at the township house.
7:30 p.m. Delphos
Eagles Aerie 471 meets at the
Eagles Lodge.
TUESDAY
11:30 a.m. Mealsite
at Delphos Senior Citizen
Center, 301 Suthoff St.
7 p.m. Delphos Area
Simply Quilters meets at the
Delphos Area Chamber of
Commerce, 306 N. Main St.
Kitchen
Press
Kitchen
Press
Kitchen
Press
Kitchen
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Kitchen
Press
Delicious Spring
recipes just
waiting to be made
Fajita Stuffed Shells
1/4 cup fresh lime
juice
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon dried
oregano leaves
1/4 teaspoon ground
cumin
1 (6-ounce) boneless
lean round or flank steak
1 medium green bell
pepper, halved and seed-
ed
1 medium onion, cut
in half
12 uncooked jumbo
pasta shells (about 6
ounces)
1/2 cup sour cream
2 tablespoons shred-
ded Cheddar cheese
1 tablespoon minced
fresh cilantro
2/3 cup chunky salsa
2 cups shredded let-
tuce
Combine lime juice,
garlic, oregano and cumin
in shallow nonmetallic
dish. Add steak, bell pep-
per and onion. Cover and
refrigerate eight hours or
overnight.
Preheat oven to 350
degrees. Cook pasta
shells according to pack-
age directions. Drain and
rinse well under cold
water; set aside.
Grill steak and veg-
etables over medium-hot
coals 3-4 minutes per side
or until desired doneness;
cool slightly. Cut steak
into thin slices. Chop
vegetables. Place steak
slices and vegetables in
medium bowl. Stir in sour
cream, Cheddar cheese
and cilantro. Stuff shells
evenly with meat mix-
ture, mounding slightly.
Arrange shells in
8-inch baking dish. Pour
salsa over filled shells.
Cover with foil and bake
15 minutes or until heated
through. Divide lettuce
evenly among four plates;
arrange three shells on
each plate. Makes 4 serv-
ings.
Rhubarb Meringue Pie
Crust:
1/2 cup butter or mar-
garine, softened
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
extract
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup flour
3/4 cup quick-cooking
oats
Filling:
3 cups diced fresh rhu-
barb
1 tablespoon water
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons flour
1/8 teaspoon salt
3 egg yolks, beaten
Meringue:
3 egg whites
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
extract
For crust, cream but-
ter, sugar, vanilla and salt
in a mixing bowl. Add
flour and oats; mix well.
Press over the bottom and
sides of a 9-inch pie plate.
Chill while preparing fill-
ing. Combine rhubarb
and water in a saucepan.
Bring to a boil, stirring
constantly.
Combine sugar, flour
and salt; add to the rhu-
barb mixture. Bring to a
boil, stirring constantly.
Remove from the heat.
Add a small amount of
the rhubarb mixture to
the egg yolks; mix well.
Return to the pan and
mix well. Pour filling
into crust. Bake at 375
degrees for 25 to 30 min-
utes.
For meringue, beat
egg whites and salt in
a mixing bowl until soft
peaks form. Gradually
add sugar, beating until
stiff peaks form. Stir
in vanilla. Spread over
hot filling. Return to the
oven for 8-10 minutes
or until meringue peaks
are golden brown. Cool.
Refrigerate until serving.
If you enjoyed these recipes, made changes or have
one to share, email kitchenpress@yahoo.com.
66 enjoy Landeck Senior Day
INFORMATION SUBMITTED
Senior citizens with Landeck ties were
recently treated to a party at the Depot.
Sixty-four senior citizens and two guests,
the Rev. Chris Bohnsack and Delphos City
School Superintendent Kevin Wolfe, were
entertained with music provided by Bob
Ulm during lunch. Later, Ulm and Louise
Haunhorst led the group in a sing-a-long.
Irene Kill, 99, was the oldest person
present while the only twins in attendance
were Omer and Elmer Pothast, 95.
Kills four children attended and her
son, Dan, shared his knowledge of Indian
stones he had collected from his fields over
the last 40 years.
The gathering was sponsored by the
Landeck Community Committee at Jim
Illigs suggestion. Illig was able to attend
several get-togethers before he and eight
others in attendance last year passed on.
Illigs wife, Lucy, attended with three of
her children, Mary Weber, Steve and Tom,
assisting.
Ruthie Hammons arranged the luncheon
and several volunteers prepared the food.
Doc and Dorothy Miller, owners of the
Depot, had two young men park cars for
those who were physically challenged.
Millie Beckman Beining won the cruci-
fix made by Jerry and Catherine Heitmeyer
who used wood from pews destroyed at St.
Barbaras Church in Cloverdale during last
falls tornado.
The committee will hold another party
in 2015. To be added to the list and sent
a reminder, call Catherine Heitz at 419-
692=9753.
They will also sponsor the Landeck
Community Garage Sales Aug. 14-16. Call
Joan Mason at 419-236-2228 for more
information.
The group always welcomes new mem-
bers. Contact Heitz or Mason.
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Comments...
News releases...
email Nancy Spencer, editor
at nspencer@delphosherald.com
6 The Herald Thursday, May 22, 2014
SPORTS
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Odds and ends at Indy
By JIM METCALFE
dhiMEDIA Sports Editor
jmetcalfe@delphosherald.com
I remember when the Indianapolis 500 was The Race in
American autosports in my - ahem; cough, cough - slightly
younger days.
It kind of went the way of the do-do as I got a teeny, tiny
bit older because of a civil war within the organization by
yahoos that couldnt keep their immense egos in check.
Its nice to see it begin to come back because the IRL
straightened itself out and racers like Danica Patrick gave
it a needed boost.
Which is a perfect segueway to this item I saw the other day.
It has to do with a former maybe current? - racer
named Sam Schmidt.
He raced for three years in IndyCar in the late 1990s, during the
aforementioned (to borrow a phrase from Mr. Dave Boninsegna!)
civil war, before wrecking in 2000 and becoming a quadriplegic.
That is a sad part of the story because he was a popular driver
in those days much needed to keep the enterprise at least with
a chance to stay afloat as the likes of the legendary A.J. Foyt and
Rick Mears were either leaving the scene or had already done so.
The good part is youve heard the saying you can
never keep a good man down?
This man wouldnt stay down.
He stayed inside racing, becoming a car owner.
He returned to the oval there in a specially-modified car
built for his needs.
If you want to get into the how this is so, you can look on the
Internet and type in Sam Schmidt. Its way too technical I sure
as hecklydarn dont understand it! to present it to you, my dear
11,345 readers, so I suggest you read it for yourself.
I am sure many of you car and tech enthusiasts will eat
it up. I do find it fascinating!
And I didnt know that the famed oval was actually
built for such innovations to take place.
Who knows, this might be a full-time gig!
Read on, my friends!
-
In the same vein, NASCAR driver Kurt Busch is
going to try for the Indy 500/Coca-Cola 600 Sunday.
I dont know what you think of him it seems you
either love him or despise him but I wish him luck.
This might be the best thing that could happen to racing
in both ventures.
Its a good story and if he pull it off, it might lead to
some others trying to do the same in years to come.
We could see a good, old-fashioned rivalry that always
seems to give a jolt in the arm.
Kind of like Bragging Rights.

I almost missed this one: the death of and funeral for


former Dolphins and Colts QB Earl Morrall from that
famed 1973 Perfect Team.
Lady Knights pound away vs. Bearcats
By JIM METCALFE
dhiMEDIA Sports Editor
jmetcalfe@del-
phosherald.com
WAPAKONETA
Spencerville and Crestview
played their Division IV
District softball semifi-
nal under gorgeous skies
Wednesday at Wapakonetas
McClain Field.
Unfortunately for the Lady
Bearcats, the Lady Knights
played a gorgeous game in
eliminating the Black Attack
15-1 in five innings.
Crestview (18-7) advanc-
es to battle Minster 5 p.m.
Friday for the District title.
I thought we were ready
to play from the start. I
didnt see any nerves from
the girls; we were excited,
Spencerville coach Jeff
Johnston explained. They
hit the ball hard and found
a lot of gaps when they
didnt. We just didnt make
a couple of plays defensively
we should have and against
good teams, you cant give
them extra outs. We didnt
get enough at-bats, either; we
only got through the order a
couple of times.
Crestview head man Carl
Etzler liked the approach of
his offense.
We had an aggressive
mentality at the plate. Almost
everybody we sent to the
plate had a hit and thats
a good sign, Etzler added.
We moved runners and got
them in. Its so key to get
off to a good start and play
with the lead; Spencervilles
pitchers have the tradition
of settling in and shutting
you down. We also got Terra
(Crowle) four good innings
ad we bring her back from
shoulder woes and still have
Kirstin (Hicks), who carried
the load most of the year,
ready to go.
After the Bearcats (13-
13) left a runner on (Tori
Johnston) after a 2-out single
in the top of the first, the
Lady Knights (18-7) unload-
ed with four in the bottom
half against Johnston (10-
7; 1 1/3 innings, 9 hits, 8
runs, 7 earned, 1 walk, 1
strikeout). It involved a sac-
rifice, an error and four hits:
run-producing ones by Riley
Guest (triple; 2-for-4, 2 runs,
2 RBIs) that plated Hicks and
Hicks (2-for-2, 2 runs), scor-
ing Lauren Schmid. As well,
a fielders choice (Mackenzie
Riggenbach; 3 RBIs, 2 runs)
scored Brooke Bowen (3
runs) and an illegal pitch
plated Guest for a 4-0 edge.
Megan Miller walked with
two down in the Bearcat sec-
ond against Crowle (3-1; 4
IPs, 2 hits, 1 earned run, 2
BBs, 7 Ks).
The Red, White and Blue
plated six more in the home
half, sending 10 to the
dish. This eruption includ-
ed a walk, a hit batter
and seven hits, includ-
ing a 2-run double by
Riggenbach (Bowen and
Hicks) and run-scoring
knocks by Schmid (3-for-
4; Cora Millay), Guest
finishing Johnston for Alex
Shumate (2 2/3 IPs, 6 hits,
7 runs, 2 earned, 3 BBs)
that plated Riggenbach,
Courtney Grote (2-for-3,
2 RBIs courtesy-runner
Jada Preston) and Millay
(Tianna Rager 2-for-2,
2 runs, 2 RBIs).
Spencerville scored its
only run in the third on
a leadoff walk (Amber
Hallard), a hit batter
(Tiffany Work) and a sin-
gle to center by Johnston.
Crestview scored five
more in the home half, send-
ing nine to the plate. Two
errors and two free passes
(Brooke Bowen and Hicks)
helped the inning and three
hits including a 2-run
infield hit behind second by
Rager (Guest and Preston)
and knocks by Crowle
(Bowen) and Grote (Rager).
As well, an error allowed
Riggenbach to score.
Preston threw the final
inning for the Knights (2 Ks).
SPENCERVILLE (1)
ab-r-h-rbi
Tiffany Work lf 1-0-0-0, Elisa
Satterfield lf 1-0-0-0, Mackenzie
Ringwald cf 2-0-0-0, Ashley King
ph 1-0-0-0, Tori Johnston p/3b 2-0-
2-1, Haleigh Mull c 2-0-0-0, Elisa
Satterfield cr 0-0-0-0, Caitlyn Probst
1b 2-0-0-0, Amanda Crider rf 2-0-
0-0, Megan Miller 2b 0-0-0-0, Alix
Hambrick 2b 1-0-0-0, Alex Shumate
3b/p 2-0-0-0, Amber Hallard dp
1-1-0-0, Maddy Hollar flex/ss 0-0-
0-0, Destiny Price ss 0-0-0-0. Totals
17-1-2-1.
CRESTVIEW (15)
ab-r-h-rbi
Lauren Schmid rf 4-1-3-1,
Mallory Bowen pr/rf 0-0-0-0, Brooke
Bowen 3b 1-3-1-0, Jada Preston
ph/p 1-0-0-0, Kirstin Hicks 1b 2-2-
2-1, Kristen Etzler pr/2b 0-0-0-0,
Mackenzie Riggenbach c 4-2-1-3,
Sydney Bowen cf 0-0-0-0, Brady
Guest lf/1b 4-2-2-2, Terra Crowle p
3-0-1-1, Jada Preston cr 0-2-0-0,
Tianna Rager ss 2-2-2-2, Courtney
Grote 2b 3-0-2-2, Nicole McClure
2b 0-0-0-0, Cora Millay cf/c 2-1-1-1.
Totals 26-15-15-13.
Score by Innings:
Spencerville 0 0 1 0 0 - 1
Crestview 4 6 5 0 x - 15
E: Work, Probst, Miller, Grote;
LOB: Spencerville 4, Crestview 5;
2B: Riggenbach; 3B: Guest; SB:
Millay 2; Sac: B. Bowen.
IP H R ER BB SO
SPENCERVILLE
Johnston (L, 10-7) 1.1 9 8 7 1 1
Shumate 2.2 6 7 2 3 0
CRESTVIEW
Crowle (W, 3-1) 4.0 2 1 1 2 7
Preston 1.0 0 0 0 0 2
WP: Johnston; HBP: Work (by
Crowle), Rager (by Johnston);
Illegal Pitch: Johnston; BB: Hicks
2, Miller, Hallard, B. Bowen, Millay.
Spencerville senior Tori Johnston res a pitch
against a Crestview batter Wednesday in Division
IV District softball action at Wapakoneta. The Lady
Knights exploded for 15 hits in a 15-1 triumph. (dhi-
MEDIA/John Crider)
Football point-differential rule
among OHSAA changes for 2014-15
INFORMATION SUBMITTED
COLUMBUS For years, high school
football games in Ohio could be shortened
by mutual agreement of both head coaches.
That will change this fall with the adoption
of a football point differential rule as part of
the 2014-15 sport regulations approved by
the Ohio High School Athletic Association
Board of Directors last week at its May board
meeting.
The point differential regulation,
which is already used in many states,
is permitted by state adoption accord-
ing to the National Federation of State
High School Associations (NFHS).
The proposal was recommended to the
board by the OHSAA staff after more
than a year of consultation with the Ohio High
School Football Coaches Association. Unlike
changes to the bylaws and constitution, which
require a vote of the membership, changes
to sport-specific regulations and the general
sports regulations need only approval from
the board of directors.
First and foremost, this was proposed out
of concern for player safety, Beau Rugg, the
OHSAAs assistant commissioner in charge
of football, wrestling and all officiating, said.
Lopsided games arent good for anybody.
The risk of injury goes up and it can be a
tense situation for coaches and players. The
length of games is also a topic of conversa-
tion at the national level. This is just the right
thing to do.
The football point differential regulation
reads as follows:
After the first half, any time the score dif-
ferential reaches 30 points or more
for 11- man football, the following
changes and only these chang-
es will be made regarding rules
determining when the clock will be
stopped. The clock will be stopped
when:
1) An officials time-out is called
either for an injured player or following a
change of team possession
2) A charged time-out is called
3) At the end of a period
4) A score occurs
The clock will start again on the ready for
play signal for the first play after the above
situations.
JIM METCALFE
Metcalfes
Musings
See MUSINGS, page 7
See OHSAA, page 7
INFORMATION SUBMITTED
2014 Midwest Athletic Conference
(MAC) Meet
Coldwater High School
Finals
Points 10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1
Girls Team Rankings (17 Events
Scored): Minster 168, Versailles 128,
Marion Local 111, Coldwater 77, New
Bremen 55, St. Henry 42, St. Johns
38, New Knoxville 28, Ft. Recovery 8,
Parkway 7.
4x800 Meter Relay: 1. Minster
9:45.96; 2. Coldwater 10:00.44; 3. St.
Henry 10:07.91; 4. Versailles 10:10.95;
5. Marion Local 10:17.37; 6. St. Johns
(Brooke Zuber, Breece Rohr, Maya
Gerker, Megan Joseph) 10:30.32; 7.
New Bremen 11:12.51; 8. Ft. Recovery
12:01.51.
High Jump: 1. G. Kramer (ML)5-4; 2.
Heitbrink (MI) 5-0; 3. Rammel (C) 4-10;
4. Bey (V) 4-10; 5. M. Francis (MI) 4-10;
6. J. Kramer (ML) 4-8; 7. (tie) Heitkamp
(NB), Shellabarger (P) and Osterholt
(SH) 4-7.
Pole Vault: 1. Heckman (MI) 11-6;
2. Hemmelgar (ML) 11-0; 3. Frantz (V)
10-6; 4. Huelsman (MI) 9-6; 5. Homan
(NB) 9-0; 6. Honigford (C) 8-6; 7. Ka.
Bechtol (V) 8-0; 8. Vagedes (C) 8-0.
Long Jump: 1. A. Thobe (ML) 17-1;
2. Brandt (NB) 16-2.25; 3. G. Kramer
(ML) 15-11.5; 4. M. Francis (MI) 15-9.75;
5. Jutte (MI) 15-3.25; 6. V. Francis (V)
15-0.25; 7. S. Thobe (SH) 14-8; 8.
Schlater (V) 14-7.5.
Shot Put: 1. Luthman (MI) 35-9; 2.
Mescher (ML) 34-9.5; 3. Moeller (NB)
33-10.5; 4. Thein (MI) 31-8; 5. Kaiser (F)
31-6; 6. Kuck (NB) 31-2; 7. Ke. Osterholt
(SH) 30-11; 8. Clark (P) 30-7.5.
Discus: 1. Chrisman (ML)
109-0; 2. Reed (V) 103-4; 3. Will
(MI) 102-7; 4. Sharp (MI) 101-5;
5. Kuck (NB) 97-9; 6. Schemmel
(ML) 96-4; 7. Madison Kreeger
(SJ) 93-1; 8. Geire (C) 90-3.
100 Meter Dash: 1. H.
Winner (V) 12.8; 2. A. Thobe
(ML) 12.92; 3. Watren (V) 13.05;
4. H. Barga (MI) 13.15; 5. Brandt (NB)
13.32; 6. Maddie Burgei, 12 St. Johns
13.65 13.35; 7. Wuebker (MI) 13.49; 8.
Rindler (C) 13.75.
200 Meter Dash: 1. Watren (V)
26.49; 2. A. Thobe (ML) 26.66; 3. Brandt
(NB) 26.89; 4. H. Barga (MI) 26.96; 5.
Heckman (MI) 27.87; 6. Luttmer (SH)
28.22; 7. Bohman (V) 28.27; 8. Niekamp
(SH) 28.34.
400 Meter Dash: 1. A. Winner (V)
59.46; 2. Hemmelgarn (ML) 1:01.1; 3.
T. Winner (V) 1:01.43; 4. G. Barga (MI)
1:02.25; 5. Jutte (MI) 1:03.38; 6. Maya
Gerker (SJ) 1:04.1; 7. Honigford (C)
1:06.42; 8. Lageman (NK) 1:07.2.
800 Meter Run: 1. S. Kanney (C)
2:18.49; 2. J. Slonkosky (MI) 2:19.57; 3.
Boyle (NK) 2:22.74; 4. Brackman (NB)
2:24.61; 5. Borgerding (MI) 2:26.11; 6.
Heitkamp (ML) 2:28.35; 7. Homan (ML)
2:29.68; 8. Warvel (V) 2:30.35.
1,600 Meter Run: 1. S. Kanney (C)
5:17.3; 2. Boyle (NK) 5:20.95; 3. C. Seas
(C) 5:23.47; 4. Kunk (SH) 5:31.55; 5.
Megan Joseph (SJ) 5:33.66; 6. Grilliot
(V) 5:35.12; 7. Niekamp (MI) 5:36.78; 8.
Grow (V) 5:37.12.
3,200 Meter Run: 1. L.
Seas (C) 11:38.29; 2. Pohl (MI)
11:47.25; 3. Kunk (SH) 11:55.04;
4. Grilliot (V) 12:15.03; 5. Grow
(V) 12:18.1; 6. Bornhorst (MI)
12:19.08; 7. Wolters (ML)
12:41.97; 8. Hoying (SH)
13:07.1.
100 Meter Hurdles: 1. Horstman
(NK) 16.23; 2. Rammel (C) 16.48; 3. V.
Francis (V) 17.11; 4. Hellwarth (P) 17.18;
5. Richard (MI) 17.22; 6. Samantha
Bonifas (SJ) 17.31; 7. Madelyn Buettner
(SJ) 17.63; 8. White (V) 17.69.
300 Meter Hurdles: 1. Enneking (MI)
47.1; 2. Meiring (MI) 49.5; 3. Samantha
Bonifas (SJ) 49.9; 4. Osterholt (SH)
50.74; 5. White (V) 51.64; 6. Erin
Williams (SJ) 52.01; 7. Berning (ML)
52.61; 8. V. Francis (V) 53.78.
4x100 Meter Relay: 1. Minster 51.53;
2. Versailles 52.89; 3. St. Johns (Halie
Benavidez, Samantha Bonifas, Maddie
Burgei, Madelyn Buettner) 53.94; 4.
Coldwater 54.24; 5. New Bremen 55.64;
6. Marion Local 56.37; 7. Ft. Recovery
57.72.
MAC Track and Field
See MAC, page 7
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He wasnt remembered for being one
of the all-time greats but he was remem-
bered for the kind of guy he was.
Rest in Peace.
-
I just wonder if this Atkinson will
have to go through re-education to
play in the National Football League.
Remember George Atkinson, the for-
mer Oakland/Los Angeles/Who Knows
Where Raider safety who was one of
the most feared players in the 1970s
and 80s?
Well, his grandson, George Atkinson
III signed with the Raiders as an undraft-
ed free agent.
For him, being a free agent gave
him the chance to play for the team he
wanted to since he was a child the
Raaaaiiiiiders.
He turned down several to sign there.
However, I dont see him making the
same mark.
One, the league has changed
immensely, so those types of hits are
verboten.
Two, he is a running back and return
man, so he wont be bashing people out
of the secondary.
I guess he isnt nearly as fierce as
his ancestor but still, its in the blood,
isnt it? He might need to be hypnotized
so he doesnt revert back!
Your eyes are getting sleepy
Musings
(Continued from page 6)
Note: The clock will continue to run in all
other situations.
Note: The use of this rule does not
preclude the use of NFHS Rule 3-1-
3, which reads: A period or periods
may be shortened in any emergency
by agreement of the opposing coaches
and referee. By mutual agreement of the
opposing coaches and the referee, any
remaining periods may be shortened at
any time or the game terminated.
Note: After the 30-point difference
has been met, if the score drops below 30
points, the clock reverts to regular timing.
This takes the decision-making situ-
ation out of it for the coaches, Rugg said.
That is often a tough situation for a coach
to be in. Now, they can point to the rule
instead of having to make that decision.
Like all regulations, we will monitor this to
see how it affects games.
Other significant changes to sports
regulations for 2014-15 include:
Sport-Specific Changes:
In baseball and softball, it was noted
that individuals may participate in 32
contests but teams are limited to play a
maximum of 27 contests. Language has
also been removed that currently prohib-
its teams from playing doubleheaders on
school days. In addition, use of varsity
officials was modified to indicate only
Class 1 umpires can be used; if only one
umpire is available, the contest may be
played if both coaches mutually agree.
In bowling, information was added
that permits all-Baker games format tour-
naments as long as a minimum of five
teams participate and no fewer than nine
Baker games are bowled.
In tennis, the modifications previ-
ously approved by the Board have been
made: 1.) Contests are permitted to
begin on the Friday prior to the currently
scheduled Monday start date (for 2014-
15: girls begin Aug. 8 rather than Aug.
11; boys begin on March 27 rather than
March 30); 2.) The number of matches
permitted has been increased to 22
from 20 (and the maximum number of
tournaments permitted per season has
been increased to four from three) and
3.) Coaches have the option of using a
third set tie-breaker to 10 points when
the match has been decided and both
coaches mutually agree.
In volleyball, the modification previously
approved by the Board of Directors has
been made: Varsity tri-matches may be
contested in the best 3-of-5 format if agreed
upon in advance in the game contract(s).
In wrestling, it was noted that some
calendar modifications have been made
which were previously discussed with the
Board of Directors.
General Sports Regulations
Changes:
1.) Section 3, Mandatory
Requirement for Rating/Voting for
Tournament Officials. Some details were
removed and instead readers are direct-
ed to the OHSAA Officials Handbook
and/or coaches/officials manuals for
more specific guidelines.
2.) Sections 7 (Non-School Programs
or Teams), 8 (Participation in Camps,
Clinics, Workshops and Programs Where
Individual Instruction is Provided) and
9 (Conditioning, Weight Training and/
or Physical Fitness Programs). These
three sections all have been rewritten for
clarity purposes and to make it simpler
for readers to find certain regulations.
Some of the changes reflect changes
in terminology and former Section 26
(All-Star Games) has been moved to
new Section 7.6 since the regulation
addresses coaches in all-star games and
regulations for individual participants is
covered under Section 7.3.
3.) Sections 13 and 14, Ejection
Policies. Some of the information that
was in Section 13 on coaches has been
placed in Section 14.2.
4.) Section 16, Tournaments. The
number of wrestlers needed for team
designation has been changed to seven.
Also, a statement has been added that
indicates from where the numbers for
team designation came. Other changes
have been made for clarity.
5.) Section 20, Regular Season
Participation Limitation Penalty. This
clarifies that teams that exceed the
participation limit will be denied the
opportunity to participate in the OHSAA
tournament. Clarification has also been
provided that indicates schools will also
be denied the opportunity to participate
in the OHSAA tournament if they play
in a contest prior to the first date that is
permitted.
6.) Section 24, Athletic Contests.
Adds jamborees and Foundation Games
to the listing of athletic contests.
7.) Section 30, School Teams. The
word roster was stricken since var-
sity and sub-varsity teams often do NOT
have separate rosters. A note was added
to make it clear that there are participa-
tion limits for individuals, however.
8.) Media Regulations. Part of the
section was rewritten to make it clear
that some sports do now allow for videos
and photos to be used for coaching
purposes.
9.) Comments to the News Media.
Added participants to coaches and
officials as those who are not to make
derogatory public comments about offi-
cials, players, coaches or schools. Also
added was that derogatory public com-
ments may not be made through the use
of social media.
OHSAA
(Continued from page 6)
4x200 Meter Relay: 1. Versailles (Lauren Bohman, Camille Watren, Amanda Winner,
Haley Winner) 1:45.31#; 2. Minster 1:48.6; 3. St. Henry 1:52.18; 4. Marion Local 1:52.2;
5. Coldwater 1:55.19; 6. New Bremen 1:55.75; 7. St. Johns (Madelyn Buettner, Ally
Gerberick, Alicia Buettner, Erin Williams) 1:59.07; 8. Ft. Recovery 2:01.51.
4x400 Meter Relay: 1. Versailles 4:02.76; 2. Marion Local 4:06.63; 3. Minster 4:08.08;
4. New Bremen 4:22.68; 5. St. Henry 4:23.33; 6. New Knoxville 4:24.96; 7. Coldwater
4:25.98; 8. St. Johns (Maya Gerker, Megan Joseph, Brooke Zuber, Samantha Bonifas)
4:26.78.
Boys Team Rankings (17 Events Scored): Minster 183, Coldwater 112, St. Henry
101, New Bremen 71.5, Versailles 62, St. Johns 45, Marion Local 32.5, New Knoxville/
Parkway 25, Ft. Recovery 3.
4x800 Meter Relay: 1. Minster 8:10.8; 2. Versailles 8:26.16; 3. Coldwater 8:29.46; 4.
New Bremen 8:32.8; 5. St. Henry 8:34.97; 6. St. Johns (Curtis Pohlman, Brian Pohlman,
Evan Mohler, Tyler Ledyard) 8:54.56; 7. Parkway 9:32.59; 8. Marion Local 9:53.33.
High Jump: 1. P. Dues (MI) 6-4; 2. Niekamp (SH) 6-2; 3. Kuntz (NK) 5-10; 4.
Steinbrunner (V) 5-8; 5. (tie) Hess (ML) and Poeppelman (MI) 5-6.
Long Jump: 1. Dippold (C) 21-0; 2. J. Dues (MI) 20-11.75; 3. J. Thobe (MI) 20-4; 4. C.
Mescher (SH) 20-2.25; 5. Manger (NB) 19-0.25; 6. Wuebker (ML) 18-11.5; 7. Hess (ML)
18-8.75; 8. Steinbrunner (V) 18-8.25.
Shot Put: 1. Hegemann (MI) 51-5; 2. Spencer Ginter (SJ) 47-3; 3. Stucke (V) 47-2.75;
4. Heuker (MI) 45-8; 5. Roll (SH) 43-6.75; 6. Rindler (SH) 42-3; 7. Gehron (P) 40-1; 8.
Bruggeman (C) 39-4.25.
Discus: 1. Hegemann (MI) 148-3; 2. Stucke (V) 126-1; 3. Post (C) 123-0; 4. Blanke
(MI) 121-0; 5. Rindler (SH) 118-8; 6. Homan (ML) 105-3; 7. Staugler (SH) 104-7; 8.
Gehron (P) 101-0.
100 Meter Dash: 1. Dippold (C) 11.33; 2. Luke MacLennan (SJ) 11.34; 3. Wolf (MI)
11.54; 4. Carr (P) 11.91; 5. Boroff (NB) 11.96; 6. Trobridge (F) 12.06; 7. Kuck (NK) 12.11;
8. Gillum (C) 12.14.
200 Meter Dash: 1. Dippold (C) 23.1; 2. Wolf (MI) 23.25; 3. Kremer (NB) 24.15; 4.
Blanco (MI) 24.25; 5. Rammel (C) 24.52; 6. Carr (P) 24.55; 7. Manger (NB) 24.7; 8. Kuck
(NK) 25.16.
400 Meter Dash: 1. Kremer (NB) 51.33; 2. P. Dues (MI) 52.03; 3. Brackman (MI)
52.54; 4. Meier (SH) 53.14; 5. Mescher (SH) 53.26; 6. Gangwer (P) 53.68; 7. Rose (V)
54.63; 8. Burch (NB) 57.0.
800 Meter Run: 1. A. Fausey (MI) 2:00.2; 2. Tyler Conley (SJ) 2:01.6; 3. Staugler (C)
2:01.95; 4. Albers (MI) 2:02.95; 5. Rammel (NB) 2:03.72; 6. Paulus (V) 2:08.52; 7. Hoying
(SH) 2:08.72; 8. Curtis Pohlman (SJ) 2:10.34.
1,600 Meter Run: 1. Wenning (C) 4:25.96; 2. D. Slonkosky (MI) 4:29.28; 3. Kuntz
(NK) 4:32.0; 4. D. Seas (C) 4:33.17; 5. Albers (MI) 4:36.27; 6. Speckman (NB) 4:38.47;
7. Schulze (SH) 4:41.44; 8. Kramer (V) 4:44.36.
3,200 Meter Run: 1. Schulze (SH) 9:53.13; 2. D. Seas (C) 9:54.05; 3. Ware (V)
9:55.24; 4. Butler (MI) 10:06.03; 5. Wenning (C) 10:17.27; 6. Kuntz (NK) 10:25.75; 7.
Herriott (NB) 10:33.06; 8. Knapke (SH) 10:37.34.
110 Meter Hurdles: 1. Reichert (SH) 16.08; 2. Steinbrunner (V) 16.2; 3. Schlater (C)
16.28; 4. Stoner (MI) 16.38; 5. Grieshop (ML) 16.5; 6. Kiernan (NK) 16.6; 7. Niekamp
(NB) 16.7; 8. S. Dues (MI) 17.43.
300 Meter Hurdles: 1. Reichert (SH) 41.16; 2. Schlater (C) 41.69; 3. Westerbeck (NB)
42.36; 4. Grieshop (ML) 42.48; 5. S. Dues (MI) 42.51; 6. Sekas (MI) 43.39; 7. Kiernan
(NK) 43.63; 8. Steinbrunner (V) 44.83.
4x100 Meter Relay: 1. St. Johns (Nick Martz, Brian Pohlman, Quinn Wise, Luke
MacLennan) 45.56; 2. Minster 45.58; 3. Coldwater 45.78; 4. New Bremen 46.43; 5.
Versailles 46.73; 6. St. Henry 47.31; 7. Parkway 47.88; 8. Marion Local 50.0.
4x200 Meter Relay: 1. Minster 1:32.6; 2. St. Henry 1:34.58; 3. New Bremen 1:34.65;
4. Versailles 1:37.37; 5. Parkway 1:37.47; 6. Coldwater 1:39.96; 7. St. Johns (Devin
Haggard, Evan Mohler, Draven Dickman, Conner Britt) 1:41.11; 8. Marion Local 1:42.97.
4x400 Meter Relay: 1. Minster 3:35.19; 2. New Bremen 3:37.74; 3. St. Henry 3:38.32;
4. St. Johns (Brian Pohlman, Tyler Ledyard, Tyler Conley, Curtis Pohlman) 3:41.18; 5.
Versailles 3:43.9; 6. Parkway 3:45.31; 7. Coldwater 3:53.72; 8. Marion Local 3:59.23.
Pole Vault: 1. Mestemaker (SH) 13-6; 2. C. Homan (ML) 13-0; 3. (tie) Siefring (C) and
Huelsman (MI) 12-6; 5. Monnin (MI) 12-6; 6. Ferguson (NB) 12-0; 7. Stone(NK) 11-0; 8.
(tie) Fear (NB) and Clune (C) 10-6.
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Grove subdues Miller City in District baseball
By CHARLIE WARNIMONT
dhiMEDIA Correspondent
news@delphosherald.com
ELIDA Miller City had two golden
chances to end its Division IV district
semifinal against Columbus Grove before
the teams got to the 11th inning.
When an opportunity for the Bulldogs to
score happened in the 11th inning they took
advantage of it, although it wasnt necessar-
ily the way they drew it up.
Columbus Grove scored on a steal of
home plate in the top of the 11th inning,
then retired the Wildcats in the bottom of
the inning to claim a 4-3 win at Ed Sandy
Field.
The win sends the Bulldogs (16-12) to
the district finals Friday at 5 p.m. against
Patrick Henry, a 2-1 winner over Holgate
in the first game. Miller City saw its season
end at 16-6.
Weve played Miller City twice this
season and weve played 20 innings
between the two games, Columbus Grove
coach Cory King said. We wanted a little
revenge since we had the bases loaded in
the bottom of the seventh that first game
and didnt score. This is a big win for us.
We hadnt been out of the sectional for
almost 20 years and its been longer than
that since weve been to the district finals.
They just battled and battled and Im really
proud of my kids.
Miller City had a chance to end this
game twice as they loaded the bases in the
bottom of the seventh and again in the ninth
inning.
In the Wildcat seventh, Jeremy Balbaugh
reached on an error to start the inning and
Jackson Lammers followed with a single
to right as Balbaugh raced to third and
Lammers took second on the throw to third.
The Bulldogs intentionally walked Hunter
Berner to load the bases. With the infield
and outfield playing in, Corbin Niese hit a
sharp grounder to third that Zach Shafter
fielded and threw to home to get Balbaugh.
Bulldog catcher Riley Brubaker then threw
to first base to complete a double play. After
a walk to Adam Drummelsmith reloaded
the bases, Josh Verhoff got a strikeout to
end the inning.
In the ninth, Lammers got Miller
City rolling again as he reached on
an infield single and moved to third
on a Berner single to left center with
Berner taking second on the throw
to third. Corbin Niese was intentionally
walked to load the bases but Verhoff came
through again getting a popup to short and
a fly ball to left.
Verhoff opened the Bulldog 10th with
a double to straightaway center. He never
moved off second as Lammers struck out
the next three Bulldogs. After Miller City
left a runner on base in the bottom of the
10th, Columbus Grove went to work on
ending the game in their half of the 11th.
Logan Diller opened the inning work-
ing a walk and Shafer reached when
Lammers slipped fielding his sacrifice bunt
and couldnt make a strong throw to first
base. Elisha Jones followed with a sacrifice
that moved the runners before Brubaker
grounded a ball towards Lammers on the
mound, who flipped to Berner at the plate
who tagged out Diller sliding in. With run-
ners on the corners, Brubaker got a big lead
off first base. Lammers threw over to first
and Brubaker got caught in a rundown long
enough for Shafer to score the winning
runt.
In the bottom of the 11th, Verhoff retired
Miller City in order getting a strikeout to
end the game.
Verhoff picked up the win for Grove as
he pitched five scoreless innings, allow-
ing four hits with three strikeouts and two
walks. Jones went the first six, allowing
three runs on six hits with four strikeouts.
Verhoff had a single and double to lead
the Bulldog offense.
Lammers took the loss for Miller City as
he went seven innings, allowing one run on
three hits. He had 12 strikeouts and walked
one. After giving up a leadoff single
to Tanner Neu in the fifth, Lammers
retired 15 straight Bulldog batters
before Verhoff doubled in the 10th.
Ross Lehman worked four innings
allowing three runs on two hits. He
walked four and the Wildcats committed
two errors when he was on the mound.
Lammers had a triple and three singles
for Miller City and Corbin Niese had two
singles and an RBI.
Miller City took a 2-0 lead in the bot-
tom of the first as Lammers reached on
an error and took second on an error.
After a groundout, Corbin Niese lined
a single to center that scored Lammers.
Adam Drummelsmith and Jared Fuka fol-
lowed with singles to load the bases before
Lehman lifted a sacrifice fly to center.
Adam Niese walked to load the bases
before Jones got out of the jam with a
strikeout.
Columbus Grove scored in the third
inning on an RBI single by Verhoff that
scored Brubaker, who had walked and
moved to third on an error.
The Bulldogs tied the game in the fourth
on an RBI single by Shafer and a bases
loaded walk to Verhoff. Miller City evened
the score in the fifth as Lammers lined a
triple to right field and scored on a Berner
sacrifice fly.
* * *
Col. Grove 001 200 000 01 - 4 5 3
Miller City 200 010 000 00 - 3 10 2
WP-J. Verhoff. LP-J. Lammers.
Indians beat Tigers on walk-off balk
CLEVELAND After 475 pitches, 20
runs and more than five hours of baseball, the
Cleveland Indians and Detroit Tigers settled
this lengthy game in a most bizarre fashion:
a walkoff balk.
Al Alburquerques bases-loaded balk in
the 13th inning Wednesday gave the Indians
an 11-10 victory over Detroit.
Indians right-fielder David Murphy tied
the game that took 5 hours, 16 minutes in the
ninth with a 2-run homer off Joe Nathan.
Alex Avilas 2-out homer in the top of the
13th put Detroit ahead but the Indians scored
twice for their second walkoff win in the
3-game sweep.
Mike Aviles led off with a single against
Coke (0-1) and took second on Michael
Bourns sacrifice. After Asdrubal Cabrera was
hit on the knee by a pitch by Phil Coke and
spent several moments on the ground before
going to first, Michael Brantley lined a single
to left for his fourth hit that scored Aviles, who
slid home before Rajai Davis throw.
After a groundout, Alburquerque relieved
and pinch-hitter Yan Gomes was walked
intentionally to load the bases. Ryan Raburn
took the first pitch for a ball. As Alburquerque
went into his set position, he appeared to
move his leg and glove and then stopped.
Indians manager Terry Francona couldnt
remember a game ending on a balk but
knew Alburquerque committed one.
The Tigers put up no argument.
According to STATS, the game-
ending balk is the first since July 4,
2011, when the Royals Aaron Crow
committed one in the ninth inning
against the White Sox. Its also the
first walkoff balk in extra innings since June
16, 2011, when the Mets D.J. Carrasco did it
against the Braves.
Josh Tomlin (3-1), the Indiansninth pitch-
er, worked the final three innings.
Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera and man-
ager Brad Ausmus were ejected in the sixth
inning by plate umpire Tim Timmons for
arguing balls and strikes.
The Indians bid to win in the 10th ended
when Davis throw to the plate got Lonnie
Chisenhall, who was trying to score on
Bourns fly ball.
Zach McAllister allowed four runs in
the first and didnt retire a batter in the
third. Having already used seven relievers,
Francona had no choice but to call on
Tomlin in the 11th even though the
right-hander was scheduled to start
Thursday in Baltimore.
A roster move to add todays starter
will be made before that game.
Max Scherzer allowed seven runs
in seven innings. He gave up one run
in the first, five in the second and another in
the third but blanked the Indians over his final
four innings of work. The right-hander gave
up 12 hits and threw 113 pitches.
A dropped throw by Cabrera helped
Detroit break a 7-all tie in the eighth.
J.D. Martinez, who hit a 2-run homer in
the first, had three RBIs. Victor Martinez
was 3-for-6 with two RBIs, including a solo
homer in the third.
Nationals bats struggle in 2-1 loss to Reds
WASHINGTON (AP) Danny Espinosa raised his right hand
and pointed at home plate umpire Alan Porter, protesting the called
third strike that had just ended the game.
It was another frustrating day for a Washington Nationals offense
that has been struggling for consistency without three key members of
the lineup.
The Nationals lost 2-1 to the Cincinnati Reds
on Wednesday, just one day after battering ace
Johnny Cueto for eight runs. Washington lost
two out of three in the series.
Denard Span accounted for Washingtons
only run when he homered off Alfredo Simon
to lead off the first.
Simon (6-2) settled down after a rough start and came back after a
61-minute rain delay, allowing one run over seven innings.
The Nationals playing without Bryce Harper, Ryan Zimmerman
and Adam LaRoche finished a 6-game homestand with a 3-3 mark.
Against Cincinnati, the Nationals erupted for nine runs in the
middle game but they managed just three over 15 innings off Mike
Leake and a slew of relievers on Monday. They didnt score again
Wednesday after Spans homer.
Simon worked out of a jam in the second, then allowed only three
more baserunners. He threw two innings after the storm that inter-
rupted the game for just over an hour.
Jonathan Broxton handled the eighth and Aroldis Chapman pitched
a 1-2-3 ninth for his third save, hitting 103 mph on the stadiums radar
gun while striking out Espinosa.
Brandon Phillips and Brayan Pena had RBI singles in the fourth
against Tanner Roark (3-2), who allowed six hits and two runs one
unearned over six innings for the Nationals, while lowering his
ERA to 3.42.
The Reds were hitless through three before getting to Roark in the
fourth. Zack Cozart led off with a double, Phillips singled him home
and third baseman Kevin Frandsens error on Devin Mesoracos
grounder helped set up the single by Pena that scored Phillips.
If nothing else, the game was notable because it contained over-
lapping replay and rain delays. Everyone was awaiting the ruling on
a challenge by Reds manager Bryan Price on Todd Fraziers steal
attempt in the top of the sixth when the grounds crew came out with
the tarp. The 4-minute replay delay yielded no change: Frazier was out,
as signaled by the four umpires huddled near the third-base line in a
downpour after players had scampered toward the dugouts.
Jack Hawksworth ready
for Indy 500 debut
Associated Press
Jack Hawksworth would be out $500.01 if the IndyCar
Series rookie wagered on his own career.
Turned out, he can keep the change.
I wouldnt have bet a penny Id race this year. Not
one penny, Hawksworth said during preparations for the
Indianapolis 500.
Hawksworth took a hit to his wallet when he put down a
nonrefundable $500 deposit for personal trainer classes. An
unemployed driver, Hawksworth had his eyes on Plan B, a lit-
tle something to keep him in the Indianapolis area and quench
his interest in physical fitness.
Theres no need for Hawksworth to update his resume
he never made it to his classes. Instead, the British driver will
make his debut Sunday in the Indy 500.
Like so many unknown drivers before him, Hawksworth
has made a name for himself in May at Indianapolis Motor
Speedway. He started second in the Grand Prix of Indianapolis,
led 31 laps and finished seventh. He was the top rookie in 500
qualifying not named Kurt Busch and starts 13th on the inside
of row five.
In his first season with Bryan Herta Autosport, Hawksworth
expected to be in the mix for wins this season and the 500
would be a great first one.
Hawksworth started racing karts at age 13. In 2010, he
joined the Formula Renault U.K. Winter Series, finished third
in the points and was the series top rookie.
In 2011, he started moving up the American open-wheel
ranks. He dominated in the 2012 Star Mazda Series, setting
records for most wins, poles and fastest laps in a season. Last
year, Hawksworth competed won three times and finished
fourth in the Firestone Indy Lights points.
Hawksworth, though, found those checkered flags came
with a price.
He had soured on racing relationships and was out of work
for a chunk of the winter, so he decided to become a personal
trainer. But he tested for Hertas team at Sebring in February
and was good enough to impress Herta, who drove in the series
before starting his own team.
He was due to start his new career in March, shortly before
the start of IndyCar season, then lost his $500 deposit when he
ditched training for racing.
Hawksworth, who crashed during Indy 500 practice, was
a surprise leader during the Grand Prix. The 23-year-old
Hawksworth took the lead early in the race and held it until a
pit stop dropped him to ninth.
Associated Press
National League
East Division
W L Pct GB
Atlanta 25 20 .556
Washington 24 22 .522 1
Miami 23 23 .500 2
Philadelphia 20 22 .476 3
New York 20 25 .444 5
Central Division
W L Pct GB
Milwaukee 28 19 .596
St. Louis 24 21 .533 3
Cincinnati 21 24 .467 6
Pittsburgh 19 26 .422 8
Chicago 16 28 .364 10
West Division
W L Pct GB
San Fran 28 18 .609
Colorado 26 20 .565 2
L Angeles 25 22 .532 3
San Diego 21 25 .457 7
Arizona 18 29 .383 10
___
Wednesdays Results
N.Y. Yankees 4, Chicago Cubs 2, 13
innings
Cincinnati 2, Washington 1
Pittsburgh 9, Baltimore 8
L.A. Dodgers 4, N.Y. Mets 3
Milwaukee 6, Atlanta 1
Philadelphia at Miami, 7:10 p.m.
Arizona at St. Louis, 8:15 p.m.
San Francisco at Colorado, 8:40 p.m.
Minnesota at San Diego, 9:10 p.m.
Todays Games
Philadelphia (Hamels 1-2) at Miami
(H.Alvarez 2-3), 12:40 p.m.
San Francisco (Hudson 4-2) at Colorado
(J.De La Rosa 5-3), 3:10 p.m.
Washington (Treinen 0-1) at Pittsburgh
(Volquez 1-4), 7:05 p.m.
L.A. Dodgers (Greinke 7-1) at N.Y. Mets
(Niese 2-3), 7:10 p.m.
Milwaukee at Atlanta, 7:10 p.m.
Arizona (Miley 3-4) at St. Louis (Lynn
5-2), 7:15 p.m.
Chicago Cubs (Arrieta 0-0) at San Diego
(Stults 2-4), 10:10 p.m.

American League
East Division
W L Pct GB
New York 24 21 .533
Toronto 25 22 .532
Baltimore 23 21 .523
Boston 20 25 .444 4
Tampa Bay 19 27 .413 5
Central Division
W L Pct GB
Detroit 27 15 .643
Minnesota 22 21 .512 5
Chicago 23 24 .489 6
Kansas City 22 23 .489 6
Cleveland 22 25 .468 7
West Division
W L Pct GB
Oakland 29 16 .644
L Angeles 25 20 .556 4
Seattle 22 23 .489 7
Texas 22 24 .478 7
Houston 17 29 .370 12
___
Wednesdays Results
Cleveland 11, Detroit 10, 13 innings
Texas 4, Seattle 3
N.Y. Yankees 4, Chicago Cubs 2, 13
innings
Pittsburgh 9, Baltimore 8
Toronto 6, Boston 4
Oakland at Tampa Bay, 7:10 p.m.
Chicago White Sox at Kansas City, 8:10
p.m.
Minnesota at San Diego, 9:10 p.m.
Houston at L.A. Angels, 10:05 p.m.
Todays Games
Texas (Darvish 3-2) at Detroit (Ray 1-0),
1:08 p.m.
Toronto (Buehrle 7-1) at Boston (Lester
4-5), 4:05 p.m.
Oakland (Gray 5-1) at Tampa Bay (Cobb
1-1), 4:10 p.m.
Cleveland (Tomlin 2-1) at Baltimore
(W.Chen 5-2), 7:05 p.m.
N.Y. Yankees (Phelps 1-0) at Chicago
White Sox (Sale 3-0), 8:10 p.m.
Houston (Cosart 3-3) at Seattle (Elias
3-3), 10:10 p.m.
MLB Glance
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202 Marion Ave. Delphos Janet Kroeger $87,900
www.DickClarkRealEstate.com
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THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2014
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IS IT A SCAM? The
Delphos Herald urges
our readers to contact
The Better Business Bu-
reau, (419) 223-7010 or
1-800-462-0468, before
entering into any agree-
ment involving financing,
business opportunities,
or work at home oppor-
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235 Help Wanted
235 Help Wanted
ACCOUNTING OFFICE
Assistant needed. Duties
include: Payroll & payroll
tax preparation, spread-
sheet work, and small
business accounting.
Part time & flexible hours
available. Must have
payroll and payroll tax
preparation experience
and accounting degree
of bookkeeping experi-
ence. Position is open
and applicant can start
i mmedi atel y. Pl ease
send resume to: Com-
mercial Tax Records,
Inc., PO Box 85, Fort
Jennings, OH 45844
CONSTRUCTION COM-
PANY needs reliable
worker with reliable
transportation. Experi-
ence helpful. Send re-
sume to: 19994 Road
21, Fort Jennings, OH
45844
Fast paced local
business hiring
F/T and P/T
experienced industrial
emboidery operators.
Highly motivated &
energetic applicants
needed.
Health insurance,401k,
paid holidays &
vacations.
Apply in person at
Universal Lettering Company
1197 Grill Road Unit B
Van Wert
OTR CLASS-A CDL
Semi-driver. Home most
evenings, includes bene-
fits. Send resume to:
AWC Trucki ng, 835
Skinner St., Delphos,
OH 45833 (OR) to
ulmsinc@bizwoh.rr.com,
419-692-3951
PART-TIME
OFFICE CLERK:
Duties include: paying
bills, processing ads,
light clerical work and
answering multi-line
phone system. Com-
puter skills or office ex-
perience required.
M-F Daytime, 25-27
hours per week. Please
send resume to: Del-
phos Herald Clerical Po-
sition, 405 N. Main St.,
Delphos, OH 45833 or
email
rgeary@delphosherald.
com
235 Help Wanted
PROFESSIONAL COM-
MERCIAL Cleaning
Company i s hi ri ng
part-time evening clean-
ers for accounts in Del-
phos and the west side
of Lima. Must be very re-
liable, mature, profes-
sional, and detail ori-
ented. The ability to fol-
low directions and work
in a team setting is also
required. Please forward
resumes or work histo-
r i e s t o :
pcs2343@watchtv.net
WANTED: HVAC Serv-
ice & Installation. Must
have mechanical apti-
tude; will train. Must
have good driving re-
cord. Great benefits.
Drug free company.
Great place to retire
from. Send resume to:
Dee@jptimmerman.com
WERE GROWING
Come Join Us! Local
company has as
immediate opening in
our hardwood moulding
department for a
moulder set up person.
Appicants must be
dependable self
motivated indiviuals who
learn quickly and can
work in a team setting.
They also must have
good mechanical
aptitude and prior
machine set up
experience is a plus. On
job training will be
provided. Cometitive
wages, Health Care,
401K, paid vacations
and holidays. Please
apply in person at
Teem Wholesale,
200 W, Skinner St.,
Ohio City 45874.
No phone calls please.
305
Apartment/
Duplex For Rent
2 BEDROOM Ranch
Dupl ex i n Del phos.
$425/mo. No pets.
Ne wl y u p d a t e d .
419-286-2816. Call for
details
305
Apartment/
Duplex For Rent
DOWNTOWN DEL-
PHOS -Very nice, newly
remodeled, mostly fur-
nished, 2nd floor, 4BR,
2BA, large kitchen and
dining area, very large
family room. Ample park-
i n g . $ 7 5 0 / mo .
419-236-6616
320 House For Rent
SEVERAL MOBI LE
Homes/House for rent.
View homes online at
www.ulmshomes.com or
inquire at 419-692-3951
555
Garage Sales/
Yard Sales
309 & 310 Eastwood
Ave. Downsizing sale!
Perennials, antiques,
gl assware, cl ot hes,
scrubs, Xmas, baby
clothes, too much to list.
May 23 &24, 9am-4pm.
HUGE GARAGE SALE:
May 22-24 & May 29-31,
9am-6pm. 204 King St.
Beds, dressers, curio
cabinet, dining table,
chairs, TV, lawn mower,
tents, Harley items, hel-
mets & much more!
PART TWO: Estate/Ga-
rage Sal e. 704 N.
Moening. Thursday-Fri-
day 9am-6pm. Saturday
9am-12pm. Christmas
decorations, craft sup-
plies, kitchen items,
chest of drawers,
dresser, night stands,
knickknacks.
560
Home
Furnishings
WOODEN MI CRO-
WAVE cart. 36H, 27W,
15.5D with sliding tray
and storage space, $10.
Call 419-692-4861
577 Miscellaneous
LAMP REPAIR, table or
floor. Come to our store.
Ho h e n b r i n k TV.
419-695-1229
583
Pets and
Supplies
(5) 7 week old kittens,
free to good home.
24249 Lincoln Hwy, Apt.
10, Delphos
ALL HEALTHY, Happy,
Cuddly PUPPIES from
Garwicks the Pet Peo-
p l e : Ha v a n e s e ,
Parti-poms, Poodles,
Morkies, Chihuahuas.
419-795-5711. garwicks
thepetpeople.com
592 Wanted to Buy
Raines
Jewelry
Cash for Gold
Scrap Gold, Gold Jewelry,
Silver coins, Silverware,
Pocket Watches, Diamonds.
2330 Shawnee Rd.
Lima
(419) 229-2899
805 Auto
1998 CHEVY S10 V6.
Very reliable and new
tires. Has bed liner.
$ 1 8 0 0 . P h o n e :
419-605-3510
Mother needs to learn how to
handle inconsiderate daughter
Dear Annie: At
least once a week,
my oldest daughter,
Alice, asks me to
babysit her two kids.
I have back problems
and cannot get up
and down all the
time. She has never
offered me a dime,
even when she was
married and had two
incomes. I could use
the money.
Alice recently
went through a
divorce. I babysat a
lot during that time,
but she never showed
any appreciation.
Alice blames me for
everything bad that
has ever happened
to her, because I
divorced her father.
So I feel guilty and
agree to babysit all
the time. Of course,
their father moved
away without saying
goodbye to any of the
kids and was out of
their lives for seven
years, leaving me
with two teenagers
and a 9-year-old to
raise on my own. He
never paid a drop of
child support.
I am remarried, and
my husband and I like
to have the weekends
to ourselves. We
would love it if Alice
brought the kids over
for a visit and stayed.
But she drops them
at the front door and
speeds away. She is
often gone for hours.
She doesnt answer
her cellphone when I
call to ask when shes
coming back. The
kids run out to her
car, and she zips off.
Alice never phones
just to talk, only to
ask me to babysit.
If I dont answer,
she drives over and
pounds on my door.
Im afraid to sit on
the porch for fear she
will show up and ask
me to babysit. All of
the children are now
reunited with their
father. Why doesnt
Alice ask him to
babysit once in a
while? -- Hiding Out
in Indiana
Dear Hiding Out:
You need to be more
assertive with Alice.
Tell her that youd
like her to visit once
in a while instead of
using you as a drop-
off service. Also say
that you love the kids,
but cannot babysit so
much. Be sure she
knows you mean it.
Its OK to say no,
even if it makes her
angry. If you want to
work out some type
of payment, thats
between the two of
you, but dont be
afraid to bring it up.
Dear Annie:
I am an 87-year-
old widower and
am appalled at the
number of letters
in your column
about bickering
between parents,
children, siblings,
grandparents, friends,
husbands and wives.
I wish I could share
some of the love I am
blessed to experience.
After my wife of 52
years died, I went out
late at night to clear
snow from the church
parking lot. Upon
returning, there were
four messages on my
answering machine,
and my granddaughter
was calling to say her
father was on his way
to check on me -- a
40-mile round trip. So
for the past 15 years,
they have called
every night, no matter
where they are.
My son-in-law
uses a week of his
vacation to drive
1,500 miles to check
on my 90-year-old
sister. And he drives
80 miles on Sundays
to get me to church.
My granddaughters
take me to the doctor,
and my nephew and
his wife often take me
to dinner. My wifes
family includes me
in their get-togethers.
My son calls daily,
and my grandson fills
in when his family is
out of town.
We reap what we
sow. Love is like an
echo: What you do or
say will return to you.
-- A Blessed Grandpaw
Dear Grandpaw:
It warms our hearts to
know how close and
loving your family
is. We wish everyone
were so cherished.
Thank you.
Annies Mailbox
Real Estate Auction
Wed., May 28 @
1:00 P.M.
Delphos, OH
3 Parcels Offered Individually & Combinations
Investors & Speculators Welcome
Location: 24414 St. Rt. 697, Delphos, OH (west edge of Delphos on Rt. 697)
Parcel 1 24414 St. Rt. 697 (across from Unverferth Manufacturing) 6+-
acres zoned I-1 . 136,000+- sq. ft. bldg (46,150+- sq. ft. is steel building area,
circa 1985) (8,800+- sq. ft. is steel building circa 1979, with overhead crane)
. balance mostly steel & masonry construction built 1951 thru 1972 .. 3 phase
heavy electrical, loading docks and more Disregard Auditors value of
$1,029,060 ------- may very well sell for salvage value .. part leased to Un-
verferth Mfg Co Interior inspection only with auctioneers present.
Inspections: A Gorrell Bros. Representative will be at Parcel 3 (carryout) on Fri.,
May 23 from 1 P.M until 2 P.M. for inspections of all parcels
Parcel 2 .. 6+- acres of land zoned I-1, with frontage on Rt. 697
Parcel 3 .. 24302 St. Rt. 697 ---- 1+- acre zoned C-1, with 2,800 sq. ft. steel
Butler bldg, circa 1995 built for use as a drive thru carryout / convenience store .
.... Currently closed, but many of the amenities are still present such as 2 ADA com-
pliant restrooms, large walk in cooler, office / retail area, drive thru area and more
. a nice building on 1 acre with paved parking and drive, public water & sewer
and much potential for many uses, including its former use.
Visit our web site @ www.gorrellbros-paulding.com Terms: $10,000 earnest
money for parcels 1 & 3 and $5,000 earnest money for parcel 2 - closing approx 30
days following auction .. Seller: Parcels 1 & 2 are owned by Chas Inc., whose
sole stock holder is Charles D. Moeller Estate, Allen Co., OH, Probate Crt
Case 2013 ES 40, Charles L. Lewie Moeller, Ex, Attorney is Law Firm Of
Balyeat, Leahy, Daley & Miller ... Seller: Parcel 3, Thomas L. & Eliz-
abeth Anne Become Gorrell Bros. Auctioneers; Larry D. Gorrell, Broker;
Don Gorrell Auction Mgr., Nolan Shisler, Joe Barker, Aaron Timm, Sandra
Mickelson Auctioneers.
Ask Mr. Know-it-All
Love story from
the Titanic was real
Q: In the movie
Titanic, an elderly
couple are seen
holding and kissing
each other while in
bed as water floods
their room. Were they
fictional characters,
or were they from
real life? -- G.N.,
Manhattan, Kan.
A: The couple seen
embracing in bed were
real -- Ida and Isidor
Straus, the owners of
Macys department
store in New York
City. Eyewitnesses,
including Idas maid,
said Isidor refused
seating in a lifeboat,
saying he would not
leave as long as there
were women and
children on board
the sinking ship. Ida
refused the safety of
a lifeboat, preferring
to remain with her
husband. She said to
him, Where you go,
I go. Ida and Isidor
Straus were last seen
holding each other on
deck.
When the ship
sank, the Strauses
love story ended, but
a legend began. The
couple were depicted
in two earlier films of
the famous sinking,
Titanic (1953)
and A Night to
Remember (1958),
as well as the 1997
blockbuster. Idas
body was never
found. Isidors body
was recovered and
rests in a mausoleum
in the Bronx, N.Y.
A cenotaph at the
mausoleum reads:
Many waters cannot
quench love -- neither
can the floods drown
it.
DID YOU KNOW?
As a youngster,
Richard Gere was an
excellent musician and
gymnast. He attended
the University of
Ma s s a c h u s e t t s ,
Amherst on
a gymnastics
scholarship, and
was majoring in
philosophy, but he
left after two years to
pursue acting.

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Everything will fall into
place once you have fne-tuned
your game plan. Your modesty
and truthfulness have won you
many supporters. Romance is
imminent, and improving your
current relationship or fnding
someone new will brighten
your future.
GEMINI (May 21-June
20) -- Lending or borrowing is
likely to land you in hot water.
Be cautious, and dont believe
everything you hear. Someone
is likely to deceive you if you
are too trusting. Protect your
assets.
CANCER (June 21-
July 22) -- Reorganize your
personal papers. You may have
overlooked a way to increase
your savings. Concentrate on
reducing debt and setting up a
reasonable budget. Fix up your
personal space to suit your
needs.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) --
Irrational jealousy will cause
problems in your personal life.
Dont say anything that you
may later regret. Recognize
your shortcomings and work at
becoming the person you want
to be.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept.
22) -- Relationship issues can
be successfully handled with
fnesse. Summon your self-
confdence and make a move
that will help you promote your
desires. Dont be hesitant to
share your thoughts.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23)
-- You can spare yourself some
grief by keeping quiet. You
could get hurt if you are too
open. Do not reveal personal
information, lest someone use
it against you.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-
Nov. 22) -- Some changes are
necessary if you plan to follow
your dreams. Build up your
energy level in order to help
your self-image. Get active and
make positive alterations.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov.
23-Dec. 21) -- Show the ones
you love how much you care.
Someone may be feeling left
out. Offer a pep talk that will
help you form a closer bond.
Adventure will beckon you.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-
Jan. 19) -- Minor upgrades
to your home will add to your
comfort. If you Work side-by-
side with contractors or friends
and family members, the job
will be fnished quickly.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb.
19) -- Be leery of people looking
for sponsors or donations. Even
if the cause seems legitimate,
ask for proper identifcation.
Keep in mind that charity
begins at home.
PISCES (Feb. 20-March
20) -- You will feel emotionally
battered if you let someone take
you for granted. The situation
will not improve unless you do
something about it. Stand up
and be heard.
ARIES (March 21-April
19) -- Change is in the air.
Your varied talents could lead
the way to a rewarding career
move. Your accomplishments
are being recognized, so
continue to stay on your path.
TAURUS (April 20-May
20) -- Special-interest groups
or events will introduce you to
new people and possibilities.
Get connected with people who
have the most relevance to you
and your beliefs.
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Comics & Puzzles
Barney Google & Snuffy Smith
Hi and Lois
Todays
Horoscope
By Bernice Bede Osol
Answer to Sudoku
Crossword Puzzle
4 Hacking
5 Baja Ms.
6 Kennel
sounds
7 Tokyo, to
shoguns
8 Toothpaste
types
9 Strong wind
10 Job opening
14 Chase-away
word
15 Alan of
Argo
17 German or
Danish
19 Dancer
Castle
20 Fragrant
wood
22 Pow!
24 Mashed
potato serving
25 Rivers and
Baez
26 Ladder parts
27 Marshals
badge
29 Unit of work
34 Bronze or
ACROSS
1 Bridal ac-
cessories
6 Safecrack-
ers of yore
11 Leafy
recess
12 Best pos-
sible
13 Plays the
siren
15 Greek god
of light
16 Indiana
team
18 Ready
19 Here, to
Pierre
21 Puffn kin
22 Small
brown bird
23 Math subj.
25 PSAT tak-
ers
28 Waffe
30 She loved
Lennon
31 Loophole
32 Wheel buy
(2 wds.)
33 Music genre
35 Safari
leader
37 Mal de --
38 Narrow val-
ley
40 MIT grad
41 Mekong
native
42 NASA
destination
43 Menacing
sound
46 Dearer, as
memories
48 Annually
50 Swirled
54 Ms. Zellwe-
ger
55 Not clean
56 Martini
garnish
57 Remove
chalk
DOWN
1 Winery
feature
2 Before
3 PC maker
Yesterdays answers
pewter
36 More
outlandish
39 Bump or
knot
43 Pita treat
44 Colonial
dance
45 Hindu
princess
46 Go on
the lam
47 Sidle
past
49 Gun the
engine
51 A Gersh-
win
52 911
responder
53 Apply
henna
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Trivia
Answers to Wednesdays questions:
A statue of Winston Churchill, who had an American
mother and a British father, stands with one foot on
U.S. soil and the other on British Embassy grounds in
Washington, D.C.
The Shake Shack fast-food chain got its name from
an amusement park attraction briefly seen in the 1978
movie musical Grease. The burger chains founder
Danny Meyer said he saw the name during the Youre
the One That I Want song-and-dance number per-
formed by John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John.
Todays questions:
How did the mayor of Vilnius, Lithuania, dramati-
cally announce his planned 2011 crackdown on illegal
parking?
How were the words nutter, skip and jumper in the
British editions of the Harry Potter books Americanized
in U.S. editions?
Answers in Fridays Herald.
Obama aide tasked with VA
review going to Phoenix
MATTHEW DALY
Associated Press
PHOENIX President
Barack Obamas choice to
help carry out reforms at the
Veterans Affairs Department
will travel to Phoenix this week
to meet with staff at the local
VA office as pressure mounts
in Washington for an overhaul
of the beleaguered agency.
Obama announced last
week that White House
Deputy Chief of Staff Rob
Nabors would be assigned
to the VA after allegations of
delayed care that may have
led to patient deaths and a
cover-up by top adminis-
trators in Phoenix. Similar
claims have been reported at
VA facilities in Pennsylvania,
Wyoming, Georgia, Missouri,
Texas, Florida and elsewhere.
Nabors was meeting
Tuesday in Washington with
representatives of several vet-
erans organizations, includ-
ing the American Legion and
Disabled American Veterans,
among others. He will meet
today with leadership at the
Phoenix Veterans Affairs
Medical Center, including
with interim director Steve
Young, White House spokes-
man Jay Carney said.
Young took over in
Phoenix after director Sharon
Helman was placed on leave
indefinitely while the Office
of Inspector General inves-
tigates claims raised by sev-
eral former VA employees
that Phoenix administrators
kept a secret list of patients
waiting for appointments to
hide delays in care. Critics say
Helman was motivated to con-
ceal delays to collect a bonus
of about $9,000 last year.
A former clinic direc-
tor for the VA in Phoenix
first came out publicly with
the allegations in April. Dr.
Samuel Foote, who retired
in December after nearly 25
years with the VA, says that
up to 40 veterans may have
died while awaiting treat-
ment at the Phoenix hospital.
Investigators say they have
so far not linked any patient
deaths in Phoenix to delayed
care.
Cleaner air could mean higher electric bills
NEW YORK (AP) Electricity prices
are probably on their way up across much of
the U.S. as coal-fired plants, the dominant
source of cheap power, shut down in response
to environmental regulations and economic
forces.
New and tighter pollution rules and tough
competition from cleaner sources such as
natural gas, wind and solar will lead to the
closings of dozens of coal-burning plants
across 20 states over the next three years.
And many of those that stay open will need
expensive retrofits.
Because of these and other factors, the
Energy Department predicts retail power pric-
es will rise 4 percent on average this year, the
biggest increase since 2008. By 2020, prices
are expected to climb an additional 13 per-
cent, a forecast that does not include the costs
of coming environmental rules.
The Obama administration, state govern-
ments and industry are struggling to balance
this push for a cleaner environment with the
need to keep the grid reliable and prevent
prices from rocketing too much higher.
Were facing a set of questions that are
new to the industry, says Clair Moeller, who
oversees transmission and technology for the
Midcontinent Independent System Operator,
which coordinates much of the electric grid
between Minnesota and Louisiana.
Coal is the workhorse of the U.S. power
system. It is used to produce 40 percent of the
nations electricity, more than any other fuel.
Because it is cheap and abundant and can be
stored on power plant grounds, it helps keep
prices stable and power flowing even when
demand spikes.
Committee OKs end to
door-slot mail for millions
WASHINGTON (AP) Millions of
Americans would no longer get mail
delivered to their door but would have
to go to communal or curbside boxes
instead under a proposal advancing
through Congress.
The Republican-controlled House
Oversight and Government Reform
Committee, on an 18-13 party-line vote,
approved a bill Wednesday to direct the
U.S. Postal Service to convert 15 mil-
lion addresses over the next decade to
the less costly, but also less convenient
delivery method.
Democrats objected to the plan, and
efforts in recent years to win its adop-
tion have failed.
I think its a lousy idea, Rep.
Stephen Lynch, D-Mass., said. Other
lawmakers said it wouldnt work in
urban areas where theres no place on
city streets to put banks of cluster
boxes with separate compartments for
each address. People with disabilities
who have difficulty leaving their homes
could get waivers, and people who still
want delivery to their door could pay
extra for it something Lynch derided
as a delivery tax.
The measure falls far short of a com-
prehensive overhaul most officials agree
is needed to solve the postal services
financial problems. The committees
chairman, Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif.,
acknowledged that at the outset but said
it provides an interim opportunity to
achieve some significant cost savings.
Converting to communal or curbside
delivery would save $2 billion annu-
ally, Issa said, quoting from estimates
that door delivery costs $380 annually
per address compared with $240 for
curbside and $170 for centralized meth-
ods. He said less than 1 percent of all
addresses nationwide would undergo
a delivery change annually and that
communal boxes offer a safe, locked
location for packages, doing away with
the need for carriers to leave packages
on porches and subject to theft and bad
weather.
The Postal Service reported a $1.9
billion loss for the first three months
this year despite continued cost-cutting,
a 2.3 percent rise in operating rev-
enue and increased employee productiv-
ity. Package business has risen but the
service struggles with inflationary cost
increases and a continued decline in
first-class mailing as people move to the
Internet for letter writing and bill paying.
Postal officials have asked repeat-
edly for comprehensive legislation giv-
ing them more control over personnel
and benefit costs and more flexibility
in pricing and products. Though var-
ious legislative proposals have been
advanced, Congress has not been able
to agree on a bill with broad changes.
Lawmakers should fix what they
broke, not break whats working,
National Association of Letter Carriers
President Fredric Rolando said, refer-
ring to a 2006 law that requires the
Postal Service to prefund its retiree
health benefits. Meeting that require-
ment accounts for the bulk of the postal
services red ink. He said the Oversight
Committees bill is irresponsible
bad for the American public, bad for
businesses, bad for the economy and
bad for the U.S. Postal Service.
The Postal Service has been moving
to more centralized delivery for some
new addresses but hasnt done much to
convert existing addresses, Issa said.
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Chief Cook was absent from the council meet-
ing and Johnson read the police report.
A new part-time officer, Roger Brown, will be
sworn in mid-week, Johnson said. Chief Cook
asked that council approve declaring cruiser 601
as obsolete and be placed on the GovDeals auction
site.
Council members made the motion and unani-
mously agreed with Cook.
Chapman reported that work on the Water
Treatment Plant (WTP) is moving along swift-
ly. He said the building foundation walls and
all underground plumbing and electrical conduits
beneath the building slab have been completed.
The building will be erected and exterior
masonry work will begin this week, Chapman
said.
Change Order 2G has been approved by the Ohio
Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA) and has
been submitted to the Ohio Water Development
Authority (OWDA) for their review and approval.
Chapman and Water Treatment Plant Supervisor
Jim Cave will be in Findlay this week to check
on the process equipment and go over the draft
Sequence of Operations for the new WTP.
We will then have an on-site meeting at the job
trailer next week to get updates on project status,
he detailed.
He said the pool fence replacement along the
east side will be installed this week and the swim-
ming pool has been filled and is being fed chemi-
cals.
The pool had its first inspection and the state
inspectors will need to come back for a final inspec-
tion of the baby pool gate, No Diving markers,
proper signage and emergency phone, Chapman
added. The four items have been addressed and
the state will perform a final inspection on May
23.
As reported in April, the village dispersed con-
fidential Income Surveys to residents to be used to
determine if the project areas North Main from
Sixth to North streets; Elm and South Broadway
streets from Second Street to Wurster Drive
are low- to moderate-income for Community
Development Block Grant (CDBG) Formula fund-
ing. Initially, the funds were to be used to replace
water lines in one or both of these areas.
Chapman said the CDBG application for fund-
ing the water line project was submitted early last
week and since the income surveys were not com-
pleted, the application was not accepted.
There was only $116,000 available for grants
and our cost estimate was $230,000, which meant
we would have to fund the balance, he said.
The plan is to complete the income surveys soon
to determine if the area is eligible for the grant
funds.
A notice has been placed in a local newspaper
regarding the beginning of the villages annual
mosquito spraying program with a request that all
residents call the Utilities Office with complaints
about mosquitoes. All of these complaints will be
logged on forms approved by the Ohio Department
of Agriculture and will be used to determine when
spray can occur.
Technically, we are not supposed to spray
without just cause; we are supposed to spray based
on a threshold we establish, Chapman said. For
the size of our community, it would probably be
considered one area and we will limit our spraying
to 25 applications.
Change order for the Water Treatment Plant
Project (WTP) were presented to council for con-
sideration. The Change Orders simply transfer
$89,842 from Buschur Electrics contract to Kirk
Brothers contract. The change orders have been
reviewed by Peterson and Associates.
Since Buschur Electric is now working as a
subcontractor under the Kirk Brothers contract, the
contract with Buschur Electric is no longer need-
ed, he added. This does not increase the overall
WTP contract cost.
Council members unanimously approved change
orders as presented.
Chapman thanked Angel Wagner and the stu-
dents of the Spencerville High School for their vol-
untary contributions given to the village recently.
Several students took part in the Make a
Difference Day and worked in the villages parks
for the better part of the day, Chapman added.
Working alongside the students were several
members of the Spencerville Garden Club so I
would extend a thanks to those folks as well.
The next meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on June
2 at the municipal building.
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The board also filled gaps in the
summer help roster. Ryan Kemper
was approved as summer tech sup-
port, not to exceed 30 days and
paid the state minimum wage rate,
Kemper will assist with the set-up
of 41 iPads for incoming freshmen
and technical upgrades within the
district.
Brandon Kimmet, Ryan Kimmet,
Trevor Fischer, Brandt Landin and
Drew Williams were approved as stu-
dent workers on an as-needed basis
for summer 2014. They will be oper-
ating mowers as well as other school
equipment and also be paid the state
minimum wage.
A list of donations and miscella-
neous payments were approved and
include: $1,047.70 - General Mills
- Box Tops for Education; $350 -
Wright State University - Student
Teachers; and $60 each from the
Chamber of Commerce, Ottoville
Fire Department, Ottoville Lady
Otts, OACC and Ottoville VFW for
sports calendars. An additional $60
is expected from the local Lions
Club, according to Weber.
In other action, the board:
Approved Ryan Schroeder as a
volunteer assistant boys basketball
coach;
Approved Erin Gudakunst to use
school facilities for a dance recital.
The building will be used May 20-24.
All necessary forms have been col-
lected;
Approve all head coaches to
use school facilities for their sports
camps or clinics during the spring/
summer 2014 with the stipulation
that all receipts and expenditures
from such camps be processed
through the Treasurers Office;
Approved Rick Fischer, Dave
Kimmet, Ralph Luersman and Jerry
Turnwald as van drivers for the pur-
pose of towing the band trailer for
parades, contests and shows for the
2014-15 school year; and
Continued membership in the Ohio
High School Athletic Association for
the 2014-15 school year.
The next board meeting will held
at 7:30 p.m. on June 24 to allow for a
complete look at financials for Fiscal
Year 2014.
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A list of certified personnel
whose contract length is by state
law were recommended by
board members and include Jay
Laubenthal, Eric Schwab and
Melissa Sukup for one year; Andrea
Mancinotti for two years; and
Margarita Madley for five years.
Tech Coordinator Rob Warnecke
was recommended for a three year
contract and Elementary Student
Council Advisor Tony Saines res-
ignation was accepted.
The following certificated sup-
plemental contracts were also rec-
ommended: Melinda Losh, 14 days
extended service; Heather Harmon,
Assistant Science Day Coordinator,
National Honor Society Advisor
and Yearbook Advisor; Rose
Stechschulte, Academic Bowl
Advisor; Cheryl Von Lehmden,
Home Page Advisor; Jeff Jostpille,
Science Day Coordinator, High
School Student Council Advisor,
Environthon Advisor and JV
Academic Bowl Advisor; Joy
Noriega, Art Show Coordinator; and
Kathy Verhoff, Supplemental Duties.
Members approved the follow-
ing supplemental contracts for the
2014/15 school year including Jeff
Jostpille and Mary Jean Schweller,
Senior Advisor, and Tammy Sellman
and Heather Harmon, Junior
Advisor. Additionally, the board
approved the classified supplemen-
tal contracts for the 2014/15 school
year which included: Mary Jean
Schweller, 14 days extended ser-
vice; Marianne VonSossan, 14 days
extended service and Elementary
Cafe Cashier; and Cheryl Schnipke,
Head Cook.
Board members approved the
school yearbook price of $40 for
early purchases and $45 thereafter,
Jerry Zimmerman and Roger Rex as
volunteer substitute marching band
directors for the Putnam County
Fair and the contract with St. Ritas
Medical Center to provide an ath-
letic trainer.
St. Ritas will be providing the
same service as we have been receiv-
ing in the past, Langhals said.
Members recommend Melissa
K. Wurst for the full-time custodial
position and accepted Maintenance
Supervisor Tom Brokamps letter of
retirement.
We want to thank Tom for all his
years here at the school, Langhals
added. Tom took great pride in this
building.
Motion to participate in Title
VI-B through the county office and
all other federal and state programs
in the Comprehensive Continuous
Improvement Program (CCIP) and
other grants if they become avail-
able.
Board members approved the
resolution to pay Resident Educator
Tony Saine $500 for his first years
work as teachers mentor.
There was a lot of extra work
and paperwork with the position,
Langhals explained. We get a
small grant to pay a portion of that.
Members also adopted a reso-
lution authorizing membership
in the Ohio High School Athletic
Association and approve sum-
mer intervention. Board mem-
bers approved Doug Sickels as
the chaperon/driver for the State
Environthon competition on June
10-11 and the High School Student
Handbook.
We want to thank Doug for
stepping up to the plate and taking
on the responsibility for chaper-
oning and driving the kids to the
event, Schimmoeller said.
Members commended Rose
Mary Warnecke and all students
involved in the High School and
Elementary Spring Concerts.
On May 5, students and teachers
observed Bus Driver Appreciation
Day.
They do a fantastic job for us
everyday and care about our stu-
dents, Langhals said.
They take care of the kids like
they are their own, Schimmoeller
explained.
Todd Hoehn commended the
Environthon Teams for placing in
first and third in the Area I competi-
tion where 53 teams participated.
Both teams will advance to state
competition held at Salt Fork State
Park on June 10-11.
They did a fantastic job and
deserve a lot of credit, Langhals
said. High School and Elementary
grade card pick-up will be from 9
a.m.- 1 p.m. on May 29.
The next meeting will be held at
7:30 p.m. on June 25 in the schools
library.
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