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A dHI Media Publication serving Van Wert, Delphos & Area Communities

A Joint Product of the Times Bulletin and Delphos Herald Newspapers


Saturday, auguSt 16 & Sunday, auguSt 17, 2014



Van WErt arEa
COnCErt Band PLayS

Football teams from Crestview,
Parkway, Spencerville, and
Jefferson played pre-season scrimmages Friday. Turn to pages B1-2
for more from these games.

Readers speak their minds about
local topics on the Opinion page.
Turn to pages A6-7 to read letters
to the editor, thumbs up/down,
and columns from our staff.

The Van Wert Area Community
Concert Band helped to wrap up
the concert season at Fountain
Park. The band played the third of
its three summer concerts Friday.




Delphos man held on $1 million bail for murder
By nanCy SPEnCEr
DHI Media Editor
LIMA — Bond was set at $1 million
in Lima Municipal Court Friday morning for the Delphos man who is accused
of fatally shooting his estranged wife in
a cornfield off Jones Road, east of Delphos.
Patrick Coller, 43, faces a murder
charge with a weapons specification
in the death of 42-year-old Gerri Coller.
According to Delphos Police reports, Patrick Coller went to the Delphos Police Department Thursday
evening and allegedly confessed to
killing his wife in the cornfield ear-

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what to do
about a dog

lier in the day. Officers took him into
custody and then he went with officers
to locate her body. He was reportedly
very calm throughout his contact with
Allen County Sheriff’s Detectives
are handling the investigation. They
reported Friday the weapon believed
to have been used by Coller to kill
his wife was recovered. According to
a press release, the barrel of the gun
was sawed off and an attempt had
been made to remove the serial number. The release went on to say that
although no report had been filed, it is
believed the shotgun was stolen earlier by Coller.
Sheriff detectives are continuing the

A clear path is made through the cornfield on Jones Road where the body of 42-yearold Gerri Coller was found Thursday after her estranged husband Patrick Coller, 43, led
officers to the location. (DHI Media/Nancy Spencer)

Area celebrates festival weekend
Wren Homecoming Wiffleball Tournament kicks off
The Birdville Bandit
Strickler throw out
the first pitch at the
of the annual Wren
Homecoming Wiffleball
Tournament Friday. The
wiffleball tournament
will continue Saturday
game will be held
at 9:30 p.m. Other
festivities will run
from 8 a.m. to midnight
Saturday. (DHI Media/
Ed Gebert)

By Ed gEBErt
DHI Media Editor
VAN WERT — After the
recent situation involving the
Van Wert County Dog Warden and the Humane Shelter
on Bonnewitz Ave., the Van
Wert County Commissioners
met Friday to, as Commissioner Todd Wolfrum put it,
“to get some input on how to
go forward.” Van Wert County Sheriff Tom Riggenbach
and representatives of the Van
Wert County Humane Society
a few other interested citizens
sat down with the commissioners to look ahead at the
future for the dog warden position.
“I think the three parties
who are signatory to wherever
this program goes are at the
table,” Commissioner Thad
Lichtensteiger began. “I guess
we are interested in finding
out what everyone is thinking,
the direction we’d like to see
it go, and maybe addressing
some of the obvious shortcomings of the situation that
we’re still reeling from.”
That situation didn’t need
a lot of rehashing, although,
since everyone was fresh on
the details. Former Dog Warden Rich Strunkenburg was
fired by the commissioners
at the end of July, after being
placed on administrative leave
after a July 20 complaint was
filed with the Sheriff’s Office.
The commissioners took action based on animals not being fed and watered, dead animals not disposed of, and pens
and animals at the shelter not
being cleaned.
dOg WardEn/A8

Two drug
searches held
in Delphos
By Ed gEBErt
DHI Media Editor

Traveling memorials arrive at Fort Fest

A procession of vehicles including an American Huey 369 helicopter, Ft. Jennings police cruisers and fire
trucks, and over 100 motorcyclists escorted the Traveling Vietnam War and Eyes of Freedom Memorials
into Ft. Jennings on Friday afternoon. The Lima Company Memorial, The Eyes of Freedom is a collection
of paintings specifically depicting 23 fallen Marines stationed in Iraq from Lima 3/25. Fort Fest continues
today with events taking place from 8 a.m. until midnight. (DHI Media/Stephanie Groves)

DELPHOS — Two searches at alleged drug houses by
the West Central Ohio Crime
Task Force in Delphos Friday
morning netted much suspected drugs and resulted in the
arrest of one person for heroin
The first raid took place
around 9 a.m. at 311 W. 5th
St. where the Allen County
Sheriff’s Office SWAT team
served a search warrant. Arrested at this location was
Brandon Salyer, 26, who was
found at that location. Salyer
was taken to the Van Wert
County Jail on a charge of
possession of heroin.
Also found inside that residence were small quantities of
suspected Heroin, of prescription medication, and suspected drug paraphernalia
The second search warrant
was served at approximately
9:20 a.m. Friday at Lot 24 at
24249 W. Lincoln Hwy. Members of the West Central Ohio
Crime Task Force, including
the Allen County Sheriff’s
Office SWAT team served
the warrant and the resultant search uncovered small
quantities of suspected heroin, marijuana, and suspected
drug paraphernalia, and a
moderate amount of U.S. currency. These were all seized as
One adult male was found
inside the Lincoln Hwy. residence at the time of the search.
His name will be released to
the public once he is formally

Ohio unemployment rate jumps back up to 5.7 percent
By Ed gEBErt
DHI Media Editor
VAN WERT — The unemployment rate in Ohio in July rose to 5.7
percent, back to the same point it
was in April. During May and June,
the jobless rate had dropped to 5.5
percent, but an additional 7,000 un-

employed and a decrease of 12,400
jobs during July forced a turnaround
in the statistics.
The number of unemployed is
now 323,000, which is still 110,000
fewer than 12 months ago. The number of employed workers in Ohio is
now 5,288,900.
Manufacturing jobs were down
by 2,900 in July while private-sector

service jobs fell by 11,600. Categories showing job gains included local government (6,900), and trade,
transportation, and utilities (1,000).
The June numbers for the state
had been stable after a steady fall
through the beginning of 2014. The
county unemployment rates showed
a different story, however. Van Wert
County’s rate rose from 4.5 percent

to 4.9 percent. Allen County’s rate
jumped from 5.2 to 5.6 percent, and
the jobless rate in Putnam County
increased from 4.1 to 4.5 percent.
Paulding County’s rate was up from
4.6 percent to 5.1 percent, and Mercer County continued with the state’s
lowest county jobless rate, but it rose
from 3.0 to 3.3 percent. The county
rates for July will be released on

St. John’s has ‘license to entertain’ at band show
St. John’s High School Marching
Band found yet another unique
percussion instrument to play
when members used license
plates to keep the beat during
the Kewpee Showcase of Bands
opening evening at the Allen
County Fair. Other band members
also laid down their instruments
and filled in on plastic gas cans.
Highlights for today include the
Allen County Fair Parade at 9:30
a.m. in downtown Lima and the
Baton & Flag Corps Competition
at 1 p.m. and the Cheerleading
Competition at 7 p.m., both in the
grandstands. (DHI Media/Nancy

Tuesday by the Ohio Department of
Job and Family Services.
Reports in June showed Van Wert
County with 13,300 unemployed
workers, Allen County with 46,000,
and Putnam County with 16,800.
The same report showed 700 unemployed in Van Wert County, 2,700 in
Allen County, and 800 in Putnam

Classifieds.......... B4-6
Comics.&.Puzzles.. B3
Real.Estate.............. B8

Local/State......... A3-4
Obituaries............... A2
History.................... A5

Bulletin Board


elphos City Council
will meet in regular
session at 7 p.m.
Monday in council chambers.
Items on the agenda include first reading of an ordinance outlining water leak,
lawn watering and pool fill-up
adjustments to utility bills.
The Legislative Committee
will meet at 6:30 p.m. prior to
the council meeting.

Today’s.World......... B7
Weather.................. A2.

Vol. 145, No. 46


tudents at LifeLinks
Community School
may pick up their
schedules on Tuesday, August
19 and Wednesday, August 20
between the hours of 9 a.m.
and 3 p.m. in the school office.

Times Bulletin/Delphos Herald

A2 Saturday, August 16 & Sunday, August 17, 2014

OBITUARIES OIU agents to bystanders: If you see drinks

Gerri Lynne
DELPHOS — Gerri Lynne
Coller, 42, of Delphos died
Thursday near Delphos.
Funeral arrangements are
incomplete at Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home, Spencerville, where friends may call
after 2 p.m. on Monday.

Former postmaster
— A former Indiana postmaster has been sentenced to more
than five years in federal prison on charges of receiving and
possessing child pornography.
The Evansville Courier &
Press reports that 60-year-old
Floyd M. Thompson of Evansville will permanently be on
supervised release after he has
completed his sentence. He
also has to register as a sex offender.

being drugged – Don’t turn your back, Act
InformAtIon submItted
COLUMBUS – As students at Ohio’s colleges begin returning to campus, agents with
the Ohio Department of Public Safety’s Ohio
Investigative Unit want to remind everyone
Don’t turn your back, ACT. Drugging drinks,
or drink tampering, happens to both female
and males, at bars or even house parties, and
often leads to sexual assault or robbery.
“We want friends to look out for their
friends, fellow bar-goers to look out for fellow bar-goers and bar staff to look out for
their patrons,” said Agent-in-Charge Eric
Wolf. “We want everyone to be safe. If you
see someone tampering with another person’s drink – don’t turn your back on them,
don’t be afraid to step up and act.”
Bystanders and bar staff should let the
person know their drink may have been
compromised, get the individual out of the
situation and call 9-1-1 immediately. Contain the evidence if it is possible to do so.
Law enforcement officials know drink
tampering happens, however it is often not
reported. In many situations, victims may
be too embarrassed to come forward, or may
not have a full recollection of what occurred.
According to the Ohio Incident Based Re-

porting System (OIBERS), nine forcible
rapes with drugs as a weapon were reported
in 2013.
OIU is asking all bar patrons or party-goers to remember: Go to the bar with a friend
you trust; both alcoholic and non-alcoholic
drinks can be drugged; get bottles or cans;
don’t leave your drink sitting around – get
a new one; do not accept drinks from anyone you don’t know or trust; if your back is
turned for one second, that is enough time to
tamper with a beverage – get a new one; and
most importantly watch out for your friends
and others.
Also, drink tampering isn’t just confined
to college campuses. In July, OIU provided
educational posters to the Ottawa County
Sheriff and Put-in-Bay Police Department
to distribute to island liquor establishments.
The agencies requested the posters after several reports of drugged drinks began surfacing earlier this summer.
If you have information about a person
tampering drinks please notify the Ohio
Investigative Unit by calling #677 on your
cell phone and your complaint will be investigated.
Not all police departments in the state of
Ohio report their crimes to OIBRS.

YMCA Camp Clay Aqua Park hosts
YWCA summer foods program
The YMCA Camp Clay Aqua Park hosts 160 kids from the YWCA Summer Food Program this week for
swimming and fun at the Aqua Park. This collaboration has allowed many kids from the community
to enjoy a couple of great mornings making memories at the Aqua Park. Pictured above includes
Clint Myers, Camp Clay facilitator, YMCA lifeguards and counselors along with YWCA Summer Food
Program participants and counselors. (Photo submitted)

Van Wert.
A memorial will be held at
Delores ‘Dee’ Howell
Pentecostal Way Church, 1213
Funeral services are schedLeeson Avenue, Van Wert, uled for Tuesday, Aug. 19, at
at 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, 11 a.m. at St. Marks Lutheran
Church in Van Wert. Visita2014.
tion is scheduled for 1-8 p.m.
Raymond Bay
There will be a time of re- Monday, Aug. 18 at Cowan &
membrance to be held at The Son Funeral Home, Van Wert,
Wild Hare Restaurant at 903 and one hour prior to services
West Main Street, Van Wert, Tuesday at the church.
on Sunday Aug. 24, 2014, at
Ruth Nixon
Funeral service will be on
5:30 p.m.
Saturday at 10 a.m. at Harter
Larry Brodbeck
Memorial services for Lar- & Schier Funeral Home.
ry Brodbeck, 71, of Celina,
Helen Rohr
Funeral services will be
will be held this Sunday at 4
p.m. at the Celina VFW 5713, Saturday at 1 p.m. at Harter &
in Celina, Ohio. Military rites Schier Funeral Home. Calling
will be held at this time. Larry hours will be 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on
had passed away on June 14, Saturday at the funeral home.
Jerry Spoon
Services will be held at
Edna Creel
Services will be held at 11 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 16,
a.m. Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, 2014, at St. Marks Lutheran
at Union Hill Cumberland Church, Van Wert. Calling is
Presbyterian Church, Ander- one hour prior to services Satson, Alabama. Calling hours urday at the church.
are 9-11 a.m. Monday at the
Peggy White
Union Hill Cumberland PresFuneral services will be
conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday
byterian Church.
at Den Herder Funeral Home,
James Hasselswerth
Celebration of Life will be Paulding. Visitation will be
held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. one hour prior to services on
16, 2014, in the VFW banquet Saturday at the funeral home.
hall on South Shannon Street,

Brent Baldwin




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ODOT releases
weekly road report
InformAtIon submItted
The following is the weekly report concerning construction
and maintenance work on state highways within the Ohio Department of Transportation District 1 which includes the counties of Allen, Defiance, Hancock, Hardin, Paulding, Putnam,
Van Wert and Wyandot.
For the latest in statewide construction visit
Please contact us at 419-999-6803 with any information needs.
Construction and Maintenance Projects
Week of Aug. 18, 2014
Allen County
Interstate 75 Reconstruction Project For the most recent information concerning the Interstate 75 reconstruction project
through Lima and Allen County, please visit www.odotlima75.
Ohio 65 between Brower Road and E. Northern Avenue
will be restricted to one lane through the work zone on Monday
and Tuesday of the week for utility location. Work will take
place between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. each day. Work is being performed by the highway management, real estate and construction departments of ODOT District 1.
Ohio 66 between Delphos and the Spencerville will be restricted through the work zone for tarring and chipping. Traffic
will be maintained with flaggers. Work is being performed by
the Allen County ODOT maintenance garage.
Ohio 65 between U.S. 30 and the north edge of the village of Cairo will be restricted to one lane through the work
zone for pavement resurfacing. Paving of the intersection of
Main Street and Ohio 65 is expected to occur this Saturday or
Monday. Work is being performed by Shelly Co., Findlay.
Ohio 81 from Stewart Road to the Hardin County line is
restricted to one lane through the work zone for pavement repairs prior to a pavement resurfacing project which will begin
within the next few weeks. Work is being performed by Shelly
Co., Findlay.
U.S. 30/Ohio 309 near Delphos may be restricted to one
lane at times through the work zone for culvert work. Work is
expected to be completed in the fall. Work is being performed
by Platinum Painting, Boardman.
Paulding County
U.S. 24 west of U.S. 127 will be reduced to one lane through
the work zone for pavement repairs. Work is being performed
by the Paulding County ODOT maintenance garage.
Ohio 66 will be restricted through the work zone for pavement repairs. Traffic will be maintained with flaggers. Work is
being performed by the Paulding County ODOT maintenance
Ohio 637 will be restricted through the work zone for pavement repairs. Traffic will be maintained with flaggers. Work is
being performed by the Paulding County ODOT maintenance
Ohio 613 will be restricted through the work zone for pavement repairs. Traffic will be maintained with flaggers. Work is
being performed by the Paulding County ODOT maintenance
Putnam County
There are no projects that will impede traffic in Putnam
County for the week.
Van Wert County
Ohio 117 from the Allen County line to the Mercer County
line will be restricted for tarring and chipping of the roadway.
Traffic will be maintained with flaggers. Work is being performed by the Van Wert County ODOT maintenance garage.

Cops: Amish
girls kidnapped
by more than 1

YMCA Camp Clay Aqua
Park $1 Business Day
Westwood Behavioral Health will be sponsoring a
$1 day at Camp Clay Aqua Park this summer. Local
businesses purchase the day for the Van Wert
community, access includes swimming, floating
playground, zip-line, paddleboats, and a half-acre
beach. To learn more visit . Pictured
above is Mark Spieles, Westwood Behavioral Health
CEO, along with Clint Myers, Camp Clay Aqua Park
director. (Photo submitted)

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Residents of a peaceful rural
community are reluctant to let
their children play outdoors
unattended and some took
down their farm stands after
two young Amish sisters were
kidnapped from their family’s
roadside stand, officials said.
The sisters were kidnapped
from their family farm stand
and police are seeking more
than one person responsible, St.
Lawrence County Sheriff Kevin Wells said Friday. The two
are now safe at home, and Wells
said they provided information
that is helping investigators.

Wed aug 13-thu aug 21

CINEMA 1: 2D/3D: Guardians of the Galaxy PG13
CINEMA 2: 2D/3D: Teenage Mutant
Ninja Turtles PG13
CINEMA 3: Into the Storm PG13
CINEMA 4: Lucy R
The Expendables 3 PG13
CINEMA 5: Let’s Be Cops R
Coming Soon:
When the Game Stands Tall
If I Stay - Dolphin Tale 2
Admission before 6pm: $5 • After 6pm: Adults-$7/
Children 11 and under and seniors-$5. 3D seats
before 6pm: $7 • 3D after 6pm: Adults $9/Children
11 and under and seniors $7

Fri Aug 15-Sun Aug 17

SCREEN 1: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles PG13
Into the Storm PG13
SCREEN 2: Expendables 3 PG13
Guardians of the Galaxy PG13
SCREEN 3: Let’s Be Cops R
Lucy R

Admission: 5 and under FREE. Children 6-10 $5 •
Ages 11-62 $7. Seniors 63 and up $5.
Gates open at 7pm; Showtime is at dusk.

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Community calendar items include the name of the event or
group and date, time and place of the event. Please include a
daytime phone number when submitting calendar items.
9-11:30 a.m.— Delphos Project Recycle at Delphos Fuel and
9 a.m. to noon — Interfaith Thrift Store is open for shopping.
St. Vincent dePaul Society, located at the east edge of the St.
John’s High School parking lot, is open.
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Delphos Postal Museum is open.
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. — Van Wert Farmers Market, 500 Fox
Road, will be open.
10 a.m. — The 60+ Group will meet at Wesley UM Church,
corner of Blaine and Center.
8 p.m. — Van Wert Amateur Radio Club will meet at the
Emergency Management Agency Complex, 1220 E. Lincoln
8 p.m. — AA open discussion at First Presbyterian Church.
8-11:30 a.m. — Knights of Columbus benefit for St. John’s
School at the hall, Elida Ave.
1-3 p.m. — The Delphos Canal Commission Museum, 241
N. Main St., is open.
2 p.m. — AA open discussion at 1158 Westwood Dr.
2-4:30 p.m. — Van Wert County Historical Museum is open
to the public.
11:30 a.m. — Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center,
301 Suthoff St.
3 p.m. — Alzheimer’s Association will meet at the PSA 3
Area Agency on Aging, 892-A S. Cable Road, Lima.
5 p.m. — Weight Watchers will hold its weigh in. Meeting
will follow at 5:30 p.m. Both are held in the Fellowship Hall
on the second floor at Trinity United Methodist Church, South
Walnut St., Van Wert.
6 p.m. — The Ohio City Village Council will have a committee meeting beginning at 6 p.m. in the village hall.
6:30 p.m. — Shelter from the Storm support group meets in
the Delphos Public Library basement.
7 p.m. — Washington Township Trustees meet at the township house.
Delphos City Council meets at the Delphos Municipal
Building, 608 N. Canal St.
7 p.m. — National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Affiliate of Paulding, Mercer and Van Wert Counties will meet
at the Drop-In Center at 407 N. Franklin, Van Wert which is
couple blocks south of Vantage Career Center. Meetings are
open to public. Call 1-800-541-6264 or (419) 238-2413.
7 p.m. — American Legion Post 178 will have a meeting.
7:30 p.m. — Jefferson Athletic Boosters meet at the Eagles
Lodge, 1600 E. Fifth St.
Spencerville village council meets at the mayor’s office.
Delphos Eagles Auxiliary meets at the Eagles Lodge, 1600
E. Fifth St.
8 p.m. — AA Big Book meeting at First Presbyterian
8:30 p.m. — Young & Heart Group will meet at St. Mark’s
Lutheran Church.

Saturday, August 16 & Sunday, August 17, 2014


EPA introduces new repellency
awareness graphic
DHI Media Staff Writer
The U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency (EPA) recently unveiled a new
graphic which will appear on insect repellent product labels and show consumers how many hours a product will repel
mosquitoes and/or ticks when used as
Assistant Administrator of the Office
of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention Jim Jones said the EPA is working to
create a system that does for bug repellents what SPF (Sun Protection Factor)
labeling did for sunscreens.
“By providing vital information to
consumers, this new graphic will help
parents, hikers and the general public
better protect themselves and their families from serious health threats caused by
mosquitoes and ticks,” Jones said. “We
are encouraging manufacturers to submit
applications so they can add the graphic
to their registered repellent products.”
The EPA and the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention (CDC) urge the

public to use insect repellents and take
other precautions to avoid biting insects
that carry serious diseases such as Lyme
disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever
(RMSF) and ehrlichiosis. Mosquitoes
can transmit debilitating diseases including West Nile virus and St. Louis encephalitis.
According to Ohio State University’s
Emeritus Entomologist Dr. Glen Needham, Ohio is considered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
(CDC) to be non-endemic for Lyme disease which is transmitted by Ixodes scapularis — the blacklegged or deer tick. A
tick surveillance program established by
Ohio Department of Health indicates that
the number of blacklegged ticks have increased sharply in recent years from 15
in 2009 to 40 in 2010 to 184 in 2011.
“The Ohio Department of Agriculture
found 29 of the ticks from seven counties in 2010 and 1,830 from 25 counties in
2011,” Needham reported. “As of 2012,
the tick has been found in 57 of the 88
counties of Ohio.”
In addition, all three active stages of
the tick (larva, nymph, and adult) were

The US Environmental Protection
courtesy of EPA)
found in Coshocton County, demonstrating the presence of established tick populations at this central Ohio location which
poses risk of Lyme disease to people and
animals in the area.

Community Band closes summer park performances

The Van Wert Area Community Concert Band performed in Fountain Park on Friday evening. The
concert concluded the summer free music events in the park. (DHI Media/Angela Stith)

Rep. Burkley visits Van
Wert Manor staff and
InformAtIon SubmItted

Local sponsors
enhance truck pulls
InformAtIon SubmItted
VAN WERT — If you like big trucks you’ll be pleased
with yet another upgrade to the 158th annual Van Wert County
Fair. Over the past few years truck numbers have grown tremendously, making it difficult for local truck pullers to pull
in Open Truck classes due to time constraints. This year the
Van Wert County Agricultural Society and local sponsors have
pooled resources to run a double track and cover cost for a 3.0
Diesel Truck class.
Sponsors for the fair event include: CW Farms LLC/Stine
Seeds, Minnich Garage, Brad Thomas Tractor Restoration,
Wallace Plumbing, Mills Trucking, Osting Farm Drainage,
Scott Equity Exchange, Myers Transport, Webb Farms Trucking, Wenninger Seed Service and Scott Variety Shop.
Trustee Chris Webb and Fairboard Director CW Harting
took local feedback into consideration for ways to improve the
event and took it to the fairboard who approved the additions.
The county engineer aided the fairboard by hauling more clay
to the pulling track making it wider and enabling it to run two
sleds simultaneously. Bringing the dirt in was also a perfect fit
to help with the added feature of the Figure 8 Demo track on
Saturday at 4 p.m. in the Grandstand as well as provide possibilities for a Tug-a-Truck that will be held Tuesday night as an
unofficial kick off to the Fair.
Tug a Truck will happen Tuesday, Aug. 26, the night before
the fair begins, at 7 p.m. Though the fair will not officially
open until 8 a.m. Wednesday morning, admission to this event
is $5 and pit passes $10. This is another first for the fair, adding
the Tug-a-Truck to the unofficial kickoff. It will run two classes, a 5,500lb class and a 7,500lb class with 80 percent payback
per class for the top three finishers. Remember, the two-track
feature will allow the event to run quickly easing any concerns
about being out too late on a Tuesday night. Hook fee is $20,
26” hitch height with trucks scaled on site. More information
can be found at the or by calling
event coordinator John Giessler at (419) 203-0067.
The fair pull will be Friday the Aug. 29 starting at 7 p.m.
Michindoh pulling series will start the evening with open class
to follow. More information is located at for Michindoh points classes. Open class entries will
close around 8 p.m. to start immediately following Michindoh
class. Admission into the grandstand is $6 for the event and
$15 for a pit pass. There is no age limit on the pits but you must
be 16 years of age or older to be in a hot pit area. Visit www. for payouts. 2.6 Diesel Trucks, 3.0
Diesel Trucks, 8000lb Open Street Trucks – diesel and 6500lb
Open Street Trucks – gas offer something for everyone and is
sure to get the truck lover in all of us revved up and ready to go.

COLUMBUS— State Representative Tony Burkley (RPayne) visited Van Wert Manor on Thursday, a rehabilitation
center that offers post-hospital surgical care and other health
services, in order to tour the facility and meet with staff and
patients. As a result of the visit, Rep. Burkley was able to
learn more about the strides Van Wert Manor has taken to
provide the most efficient care for their residents.
“I applaud the work that Van Wert Manor has done to raise
the bar in providing health care, strengthen their employee
development, and maintain a positive role in their community,” Rep. Burkley said. “Understanding the vital role a facility like Van Wert Manor plays in the community is important
and I appreciated the invite as well as the warm welcome I
Rep. Tony Burkley visited Van Wert Manor on
Thursday. (Top) Burkley spoke with resident Mary
McHammon who turns 105 years-old next week.
(Bottom) Pictured with Burkley is Jacque Welch,
Administrator, and Betty Vogt, Van Wert Manor
Resident Council President. (Photos submitted)

Hoverman, Robison wed June 14, 2014
Larry and Jill Hoverman of Van Wert, Ohio
are pleased to announce the marriage of their
daughter, Ashtin Dané Hoverman to Grant
Avery Robison, son of Bill Robison of Skiatook,
Oklahoma and Renee Avery of Tulsa,
Oklahoma. The couple wed on Saturday,
June 14, 2014 at the Sharp Chapel at the
University of Tulsa in Tulsa, Oklahoma with
Mike Potter, uncle of the bride, officiating.
The reception was held at The Living Arts of
Tulsa in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
The bride is a 2008 graduate of Van Wert
High School, obtained a Bachelor of Science
in Psychology from the University of
Indianapolis in 2011, and earned a Doctorate
in Physical Therapy from University of
Oklahoma Health Science Center in May
2014. She is currently employed at Carter

Healthcare in Tulsa, Oklahoma as a physical
therapist. The groom is a 2009 graduate
of The Tulsa School of Arts & Sciences and
obtained a Bachelor of Science in Biology
from the University of Tulsa in 2013. He
is currently pursuing a graduate degree in
biology at the University of Tulsa.
The maids of honor were the bride’s sisters:
Danielle Hoverman of Cincinnati, Ohio and
Brittany Hoverman of Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Other bridesmaids were Tiffany Robison of
Tulsa, Oklahoma, sister-in-law of the groom
and Amanda Henderson of Indianapolis,
Indiana, friend of the bride. The groom’s
brother, Eric Robison of Tulsa, Oklahoma,
served as best man. Other groomsmen and
friends of the groom included Tyler Bouchard
of Kingston, Massachusetts; Oliver Larrabee

of Tulsa, Oklahoma; Daniele McIntosh of
Tulsa, Oklahoma; Brett Awalt of Tulsa,
Oklahoma; Elliot Butay of Jamaica, New York;
Garrett Klutts of Poteau, Oklahoma; and
Seth Kittinger of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Ushers
were Dalton Burchett of Pryor, Oklahoma
and Marshall Gilbert of Tulsa, Oklahoma.
The bride’s cousin, Kayden Rogers of
Albuquerque, New Mexico, served as ring
bearer, and the groom’s niece, Bella Green of
Webb City, Missouri was the flower girl. The
bride’s cousin, Mackenzie Riggenbach of Van
Wert, Ohio was the guestbook attendant.
The couple spent two weeks travelling
to Morocco, Italy, and Spain for their
honeymoon. The newlyweds will reside in
Tulsa, Oklahoma.


A4 Saturday, August 16 & Sunday, August 17, 2014

Times Bulletin/Delphos Herald

The Humane Society
of Allen County has many
pets waiting for adoption.
Each comes with a spay
or neuter, first shots and a
heartworm test. Call 419991-1775.

The group photo was taken at Washington Park in the Greenwich Village area of New York City. (Photo

YWCA group tours New York City
VAN WERT — The YWCA of Van
Wert County recently sponsored a fiveday trip to New York City. Fifty-one residents from several counties enjoyed the
sights and sounds of The Big Apple.
Highlights of the trip included seeing the Tony award-winning Broadway
show, “Newsies,” the State of Liberty, Ellis Island, the 9/11 Memorial, Rockefeller Center and a walking tour of Central
Park. The group enjoyed dinners in the
theater district and Little Italy. A New
York licensed guide joined the group for
five hours on Friday to tour Upper Man-

hattan, and for four hours on Sunday,
guiding the group through Lower Manhattan.
Participating in the tour from Antwerp were Mardell and Rheeta Jackson, and Kenneth and Jan Hahn; from
Bronson, Michigan, was Diane Couch;
from Brookville, Ohio, were Charlotte
Gebhart and Nora Stiver; from Convoy
were Dennis and Susanne Cox; from
Delphos were Judy and Keri Wilson;
from Gahanna was Sally Llaneza; from
Leipsic were Dennis and Norma Michelsen; from Lima were John and Jeannette Evans; from Ottawa were Jeff and
Jan Jones, Ralph and Kay Herman and

Stanley and Darlene Miller; from Ottoville were Roger and Marianne Miller;
from Sidney were Jim and Peg Neilan;
from Van Wert were Rich and Kathy
Cooper, Carolyn Kesler, Geri Haigh,
Shirley Short, Joyce Brant, Nancy Potter, Bob and Barb Stanley, Chris Kovan,
Alisha Monroe, Stacie Couch, Larry and
Rhonda Black, Sherry Huston, Ricky
German, Doris Finger, Dan and Robin
Kill, Paula Giessler, Sonja Knittle, Don
and Pat Lippi, and Ken and Betty Anspach. Local tour escort was Carol Trice
from Van Wert.

First Assembly of God youth attend
National Fine Arts Event

My name is Rouge. I
absolutely love people, although I need some work
and training I think I have
great potential! I don’t like
other dogs much, but I’m
hoping once I would get settled in maybe I could eventually have a dog friend. I
need a family that is willing
to spend time with me and
put in the work to help me
be the great dog I know I
can be!

My name is Sasha and
I’m a brown and grey tabby cat that proudly walks
with a curl in my tail. I live
in a colony and could live
with other cats.

The following pets are available for adoption through
The Van Wert Animal Protective League:
F, 2 years, tiger, black and orange, spayed, name Spitfire
and Buttercup
M, F, 6 weeks, gold tiger, gold and white, black and white
M, F, 7 weeks, orange, gray and white
Lab, F, black, shots, name Sally
Poodle, M, 7 years, black, shots, neutered, name Bozo
For more information on these pets or if you are in need
of finding a home for your pet, contact The Animal Protective League from 9-5 weekdays at 419-749-2976. If you are
looking for a pet not listed, call to be put on a waiting list in
case something becomes available. Donations or correspondence can be sent to PO Box 321, Van Wert OH 45891.

DELPHOS — At the beginning of this year, more than 65,000
6-12th graders in Assemblies of
God churches throughout the United States began to prepare for their
district “Fine Arts” competitions.
Delphos First Assembly of God
had four students that received
“Superior with Invitation” evaluations at the Ohio Fine Arts Event
and recently made presentations at
the National Fine Arts Event held
at the Columbus Convention Center.
At the National Fine Arts
Event, Emily Freund, Sara Brown,
Rodney Brown and Cassidy Yates
received a “Superior” evaluation
for their Children’s Lesson. Rodney Brown received a “Superior”
evaluation for his Short Sermon in
the senior high category and Yates
received an “Excellent” evaluation
for her Vocal Solo in the female senior high category.

News Briefs
Stroke support group offered at
ST. MARYS — Joint Township District Memorial Hospital
and Auglaize County Council on Aging offers a Stroke/Brain
Injury Support Group. The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 19 at 10 a.m. in hospital conference room 1. This
group is to help patients, families, and caregivers understand
multiple components of strokes/brain injuries. The topic for
this month will the benefits of exercise. For any information regarding the stroke support meeting, call Community Outreach
Coordinator Anne Larger at (419) 394-3335, ext. 1128.

Youth members of Delphos First Assembly of God Church Emily
Freund, Sara Brown, Rodney Brown and Cassidy Yates recently
competed in the National Fine Arts Event in Columbus. (Submitted

Parkinson support group
ST. MARYS — The Parkinson Support Group of Auglaize
County will meet on Monday, Aug. 18 at 2 p.m. in conference
room 1 at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital. This
group meets monthly and everyone is invited to attend.
The program for this month will be one of the physical therapy employees speaking on the benefits of exercise. For more
information on the support group, contact Linda Dicke at (419)
394-3335, or Auglaize County Council on Aging at (419) 3948252.

Rockford Fire House
Department plans open house/
reverse raffle/dinner
ROCKFORD — The Rockford Fire Department will hold
an open house / reverse raffle / dinner on Sept. 13. The evening
begins at 5 p.m. With the reverse raffle at 7 p.m.
Reverse raffle tickets are on sale now for $50 and included
is one chicken dinner ticket. Additional chicken dinner tickets
are available for $8 each. Only 250 tickets will be sold for
over $6,000 in prizes. Tickets holders need not be present to
Chicken dinners will be served from 5 - 7 p.m. Order tickets
Pictured are Jeff Dietsch, Jennifer Dotson, Jeannie Miller, Coach Lis Cox, Brian Farris - Van Wert Moose by Aug. 25.
member, J.P. Cox, Coach Patti Cox and Bradley Swann. (Photo submitted)
To purchase tickets contact: Rob or Jordan Belna at (419)
363-2342, Ron Searight at (419) 790-9502 or Brian Bruns at
(419) 953-8439.
Your support benefits the Rockford Fire Department and
Lodge 1320 represented by
The Van Wert County Van Wert to continue to hold Shanes Park!
Brian Farris. The money was Special Olympians are cur- the area bocce meet for surSUBMITTED
raised through the club’s re- rently working towards fund- rounding counties. To help in
VAN WERT — Van Wert cent poker run. Van Wert ing two new concrete bocce this venture contact Margaret
County Special Olympics, County Special Olympics will courts with turf. This will al- Miller with any questions or
local athletes and coaches utilize this donation towards low the athletes to be equally donations.
Family Oriented
recently received a donation its current bocce court fund- matched when they compete
Delphos Jefferson
at state level. This also allows
from the Van Wert Moose raiser.

Moose lodge donates to Special Olympics

Wildcat Tour

Sat. Aug. 23 8:30am-9:30am

Athletic Boosters

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$20 for Adults (Includes T-shirt); $15 for Students (Includes T-Shirt)
T-Shirts for Pre-Registration ONLY!
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Delphos, OH 45833
Entry fee due by
Sat., Aug. 16, 2014
Contact: Gina Wallace
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A DHI Media publication

Saturday, August 16 & Sunday, August 17, 2014


Ruth - Great Enough to Make the Game Conform to Him
DHI Media Group Publisher
It is hard today to understand
just how much of an impact Babe
Ruth had on baseball and society
during his lifetime. He signed his
first contract at the age of 19 with
the Baltimore Orioles in 1914. Before ever playing in a major league
game, he was sold to the Boston
Red Sox along with two other players. The Philadelphia Athletics and
Cincinnati Reds both passed on the
deal before the Red Sox stepped up.
Ruth impressed many players with
his abilities as a pitcher, leading
the league in several categories and
helping the Sox to win the World
Series in 1915, 1916, and 1918.
It was in 1918 the team decided
Ruth might be more valuable as an
everyday player. He immediately
led the American League with 11
home runs despite obtaining about
half as many at-bats as most players. Tris Speaker denounced the
move publicly, declaring Ruth had a
chance to be a big star as a pitcher
but the change would relegate him
to obscurity and shorten his career.
During 1919, his last season with
the Red Sox, Ruth led the American
League with 29 home runs, his first

Thousands Mourn Death of Baseball’s Greatest Idol

From the

(AP) – The sports loving nation
today mourned its greatest idol –
Babe Ruth.
Leaders in all walks of life offered tributes. So did kids down on
the corner.
From his game – baseball –
came these expressions of devotion,
admiration and respect:
A.B. Chandler, commissioner
of baseball: “His was the American story, the boy who came up
from obscurity to learn the people’s
game and go on to be a great national hero. His deeds will be an
inspiration for the children of the
world who will try to emulate him.”
Will Harridge, president of the
American League: “babe Ruth was
the greatest single figure and personality in the history of baseball.
The indomitable sportsmanship
and courage he displayed so many
years on the playing field and which
he showed though his long illness
stands as part of a glorious Ruth
legend that will live on always in
the annals of our national sport and
be an inspiration to youth forever.”
Bucky Harris, manager of the

Kirk Dougal


hat the hell has
Hoover to do with
it? Besides, I had a
better year than he did.”
Babe Ruth’s answer when asked
why he was holding out for
an $80,000 contract when the
President only made $75,000 a

league record.
During the off-season, the Babe
was sold to the New York Yankees.
Myth says the Red Sox owner needed the money to finance his Broadway play, “No, No, Nanette.” This
is not true because that play did not
debut until 1925.

New York Yankees: “The greatest
hitter and greatest competitor of all
time has passed away.”
Leo Durocher, manager of the
New York Giants: “He was the
greatest inspiration to the youth of
Burt Shotten, manager of the
Brooklyn Dodgers: “Today’s players in particular owe (him) a debt
of gratitude. His spectacular feats
widened interest in the game, drew
record crowds and enabled club
owners to double and even treble
the capacity of big league parks.
Soon we had better playing and living conditions and higher salaries.
Ruth’s contributions to baseball,
like himself, will always be remembered.”
Zach Taylor, manager of the St.
Louis Browns: “Baseball has lost
one of its greatest figures. I can’t
help but feel sad at the news. I knew
Babe personally and he was one of
the greatest fellows on and off the
ball field.”
Eddie Sawyer, manager of the
Philadelphia Phils: “Baseball has
certainly lost its greatest figure and

the kids of America their greatest
idol and friend.”
Bucky Walters, manager of the
Cincinnati Reds: “I pitched against
Babe Ruth only once and walked
him – not intentionally. Now that it
doesn’t matter, I would have liked
to have seen him hit a home run off
Lou Boudreau, manager of
the Cleveland Indians: “I’m terribly shocked. Baseball has lost the
greatest name it ever had.”
Billy Meyers, manager of the
Pittsburgh Pirates, “It almost has
been forgotten but Babe Ruth was a
great pitcher as well as a great hitter. I tried to hit against him in 1916
when I was catching for the Athletics. He was as good as they came.”
Connie Mack, manager of the
Philadelphia Athletics: “What he
has done for the youth of America
could not be done by any other
man. The youth of our country
thought more of him than of any
man living.”

Interview with Theresa Lindeman
This is the third in a series
of interviews I had with elderly people in the late 1970s and
early 1980s. -R.H.
Jan. 1, 1981 - Interview
with Mrs. Theresa (Pothast)
Lindeman: age 93.
Lindemans did a lot of
charity work. Anybody in the
family got sick went there and
they would take care of them.
They had a family of eight
children and would take in
orphans for maybe a couple
of years or until they could go
out and work. If any one of the
neighbors were sick, you went
over and helped them. Mrs.
Joe Baumgarte was sick for a
couple of years and the neighbors would go over and stay
with her all night.
About 10 years after his
wife died, Mr. Lindeman was
home, making arrangements


for a tombstone for his wife,
with Mr. Birkmeier, when he
dropped over dead.
Joe Baumgarte, Joe Auer
and Joe Reindel were some of
the first in the area to get an
My grandmother lived east of
Delphos on a north-south road
on a farm known as the “old
Lause place.” She would walk to
town and stop at her daughter’s
and rest a little, and then walk to

my brother Joe’s south of town
and then to our house, and my
mother would usually take her
to her sister’s place in town. She
would go home about 3 o’clock
so she could work in her garden.
She was around 70 years old at
this time.
The lane that goes to the
house where I used to live after I was married, (now Norbert Lindeman’s), was a road
that ran through to Reckers.
But before I was married, they
did away with that road.
My husband Hank had the
barn painted one time and he
called it the Cherokee Farm.
They said that Casper
Holdgreve’s brick house (now
Raymond Holdgreve’s) had a
flagstone foundation, built so
good that the mice couldn’t
get into the house.
Each farmer, for the length

Just a Walk in the Park
It has been said that there are three sides
to every story – yours, mine and then there is
the truth. Although I have used that expression
many times, I have to say this story only has
one side. It is a story about my memories and
as such, well, it’s a story told through just this
set of eyes. It was April 16, 1978 at 11:00 p.m.
at an address I was soon to become very familiar with – 350 W. High Street, Lima Ohio.
Although I had been working for the government for years, this was my first day doing the
actual job of an incoming mail clerk and I was
petrified. First, I left a full-time job with a nice
benefit package to work as a probationary parttime employee in a city I had recently moved
to and was clueless about. Second, I was only
guaranteed four hours of work per two-week
pay period. No pressure really besides, my
wife was pregnant with our first child; we just
bought a house we could ill afford; and I still
had responsibility as the senior sergeant at the
Army Reserve unit that took up much of my
daylight hours. Sleep was something I could
only daydream about. All that was manageable, but the big stick was learning something



Saturday, Aug. 30

Sunday, Aug. 31

8:30 PM to Midnight

8:00 PM to Midnight

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Sponsored by Ottoville VFW Post #3740

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dancing sUnday
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9 AM - 1 PM

Ultra soUnd rides
The Rock Climbing Wall,
Archery Tag and
The Cash Cube

Free Taxi Rides 10 p.m. - 1 a.m.

by the Kopitke Construction
Company, of Toledo.
The scale is 10 1/2 by 57
feet and the concrete form is
14 1/2 by 86. It has a capacity
of 120 tons and will be used
for weighing carload lots.
It will take the place of an
old scale at Washington and
twelfth streets, which is much
smaller and is practically
worn out.
The Kopitke is also installing a sewer to drain the scale
pit and a new cinder pit. This
sewer is constructed of sewer
tile and cast iron pipe. It is
3500 feet long and is 10 feet
About thirty-five men are
being employed on the installation.
Delphos Herald,
Jan. 1929

Former Resident Appears
in Latest Issue of
Pennsylvania News
An interesting article concerning a former resident of
Delphos, C.M. Woods, appears in the latest issue of the
Pennsylvania News, official
publication of the Western Region of the Pennsylvania Railroad. Mr. Woods was an agent
for the Pennsylvania here for a
number of years.
The article follows:
C.M. Woods, station agent
at Warsaw, Ind., will never
forget New Year’s of 1885,
for it was on that day that Mr.
Woods, as a young operator,
got his first taste of railroading under difficulties, when
cold weather tied up traffic
near Ada, Ohio.



they called a
“scheme.” A
scheme was
s o m e t h i ng
you memoGary Levitt
rized. You
had to learn
and number
series for every single street in Lima, Cridersville, and Elida and then translate all that
into which block of every street went to one of
about 95 routes. How many items were there?
Would you believe 1,400? For someone who
grew up in Lima, it was a big job. For me, I
could not tell you which Main Street went east
and west vs. Main Street that went the other
way. So what if you couldn’t remember it all?
You’d be fired – very simple. They would pick
out 100 cards from the deck of 1400 and you
had to put them in the right carrier slot with
95% accuracy. They did give you three tries
as well as several hours to study. Each try was
with a different deck of 100 cards.

Fifty Amp Fuse

of his farm, would have to put
sawdust along the side of the
road for a path to walk on.
When I was a kid we would
walk to the canal and then
skate and walk on the ice on
the canal to town and church.
A colored lady, Mrs.
Brown, was a cook at the Phelan House, and was asked to
cook for ladies in their homes
when they would have a party.
Will Install Large
Scale at Clover Leaf
Work on the large new
scale which is being installed
at the Clover Leaf yards in
this city will probably be
completed by the end of the
week. The concrete work was
completed just before the cold
weather arrived last week.
The scale is being installed

25, 50, and 75
Years Ago
25 Years Ago
This week in 1989, Polish
President Wojciech Jaruzelski announced the Tadeusz
Mazowiecki, a Solidarity
newspaper editor, would be
named the new prime minister of the country. Mazowiecki would be the first
non-Communist head of the
government in more than
40 years. He had been recommended for the position
by Solidarity leader, Lech
Sister Marilyn Elwer,

daughter of Joseph and Viola
Elwer of Delphos, celebrated
her 25th anniversary as a
Sister of St. Francis with a
mass of thanksgiving at St.
Joseph Church, Tiffin. Her
brothers and sisters were
Rosella Hedrick, Margie Ostendorf, Herman, Kenneth
and Norman of Delphos,
Jane Rupert and Karen Hohlbein of Lima, Angela Arnett
of Wapakoneta and Regina
Nadrasik of Toledo.
Businesses around Van
Wert were all preparing for
the Community Challenge
Cup, an annual competition
where each business’s team
scored points in a variety of
events. The CCC included a
time-predicted walk, a 5K, a
spirit rally and banner contest, and a beach volleyball

tournament. An expected
26 teams were comprised of
12-member squads.
50 Years Ago
This week in 1964,
more than 500 protesters
swarmed around the west
side of the Berlin Wall,
demonstrating against its
existence on the third anniversary of the barrier’s construction. A Soviet army
car was attacked during the
event. Most of the demonstration took place near
Checkpoint Charlie, the
gateway where free West
Berlin met the Communistcontrolled East Berlin.

A6 Saturday, August 16 & Sunday, August 17, 2014

Times Bulletin/
Delphos Herald

Times Bulletin & Delphos Herald

Group Publisher
Nancy Spencer
Ed Gebert
Delphos Editor
Van Wert Editor
A DHI Media Publication serving Van Wert, Delphos & Area Communities

Learning from Mork
For those of us of a certain age, our first memories of Robin
Williams are of his kicking out the side of a gigantic egg on the
television show, “Mork and Mindy.”
For nearly 40 years Williams made us laugh in movies such
as “The World According to Garp,” “Good Morning, Vietnam,”
and “Mrs. Doubtfire.” He also made us take serious looks at
life in “Awakenings,” “Dead Poets Society,” and “Good Will
Hunting.” He amazed us in “Aladdin” and “Bicentennial Man,”
and he even scared us when he accepted roles on the dark side
of life, such as in “One Hour Photo.”
This week, Williams made us cry with his suicide.
It is difficult, if not impossible, for most of us to contemplate how he ever arrived at the point where the decision to
commit suicide was a viable option. Williams was an acknowledged comic genius who rose to the heights of his profession,
receiving multiple Academy Award nominations and winning
the Best Supporting Actor trophy for “Good Will Hunting.” He
also won two Emmy Awards, four Golden Globes, two Screen
Actor Guild awards, and five Grammys. Williams was also
married and had three children.
But that was what we saw in the public. Behind the scenes,
Williams battled addictions to cocaine and alcohol, returning
to rehab multiple times. In the past few years his health had
started to slip and he had an aortic valve replacement. He had
also recently been diagnosed with early-stage Parkinson’s Disease. All of these changes added to the depression he had suffered from for decades.
Unfortunately, we often need to see something tragic happen to a notable or famous person before we sit up and take notice of a problem in our society. Suicide is an issue that should
have been on our radar long before Williams’ death. Consider
these statistics:
- In 2011, 39,518 Americans committed suicide, making it
the tenth leading cause of death in the country.
- There are twice as many deaths from suicide than from
- From 1952 to 1995, suicides in young adults tripled.
- For people in the 15-24-year-old age group, suicide is the
third largest cause of death.
- There are an estimated eight to 25 suicide attempts for
each completion.
- The strongest risk factor for suicide is depression.
- The typical profile of a person committing suicide is a
white male, middle-aged or older, towards the tail end of a successful career, who suffers from a serious medical issue and/or
substance abuse, and who has battled depression.
In short, the profile perfectly describes Robin Williams.
We will never know all of the pain and issues that went into
Williams’ decision to end his life. It is impossible now for any
of us to sit down and try to reason with him, talk him out of
such a permanent decision. However, perhaps we can use his
untimely death to learn and stop others from ending in the
same position.
Some symptoms and dangers of suicide include:
- Talking about wanting to die or killing oneself
- Talking about hopelessness or having no reason to live
- Talking about feeling trapped
- Talking about being a burden
- Showing an increase in drug or alcohol use
- Showing altered sleep patterns where they sleep either way
too much or too little
- Displays extreme mood swings
- Shows a loss of interest in things they used to care greatly
- Giving prized possessions away
If you see these warning signs in someone or you realize
you are having thoughts of suicide, please reach out for help.
The area hotline for Van Wert County is 800-523-3978 or you
can call the Mercer, Van Wert and Paulding ADAMH Board
at 419-238-5464. In Allen County, the hotline number is 800567-4673 or the MHRS Board of Allen, Auglaize and Hardin
Counties at 419-222-5120.
(All statistics and warning signs are from the American
Foundation for Suicide Prevention and Suicide Awareness
Voice of Education)

Thanks to all
who made my
90th birthday
a very special
day. Thanks for
the gifts, the many, many,
meaningful, beautiful cards.
Thanks to my church, First
United Methodist, the area
churches and community for
making my birthday one to be

remembered with much love
and appreciation.
I have been blessed by your
friendship and love. You are
the best!
May God bless each of you
abundantly with his love and
With appreciation and love,
Rev. Paul Miller
Van Wert

Should I stay or should I go?
Today’s column is about
a rather delicate subject. As
Delphos mourns the loss of a
young mother at the hands of
her husband, I feel compelled
to address the issue of domestic violence.
I urge anyone who is being mistreated — verbally or
physically — to get out of the
situation. If there are children
involved, do so doubly fast.
You often hear the abused
party give a myriad of reasons
why they can’t or won’t leave.
They don’t have any money,
nowhere to go or they were
more afraid to leave than to
stay. Fear is a great motivator.
That’s why the abuser has the
upper hand. The other person
is afraid — sometimes of everything.
You will never hear me say
being afraid of something is
stupid. Fear isn’t always bad;
it’s how we react to that fear
that determines how the story
unfolds. Fear gives some the
courage to do things they nev-

er would have otherwise. Fear
can also incapacitate someone
and prevent them from avoiding what they fear the most.
In the time it takes you to
read this column, more than
two dozen people in the United States will have been a victim of rape, physical violence
or stalking by an intimate
partner, according to the National Domestic Violence Hotline. That’s more than 12 million women and men over the
course of a year. That’s more
people than live in the state of
Police officers will say domestic violence calls can be
the most dangerous events to
respond to. Often, the victim
will refuse to press charges
and if the abuser becomes unruly or uncooperative and has
to be subdued by officers, the
victim will try to protect the
very person who is hurting
them. I don’t understand the
logic or mentality in that but I
guess I don’t have to. It is what

it is.
When someone stays in
an abusive relationship and
it doesn’t involve children,
I’m not quite as concerned as
when it does. Witnessing that
behavior teaches children it’s
OK. If it’s a man abusing a
woman it shows girls that’s
how they should expect to be
treated and it shows boys it’s
OK to treat them like that and
if the situation is reversed,
vice versa.
I know that when my husband and I have enthusiastic
conversations, Little Ringo’s
ears and tail go down and he
kind of shrinks a little. He
doesn’t like it. Blow that up
about 100 times for children.
They are little sponges collecting everything that goes
on around them and processing it for future use. They
should feel loved, safe and secure in their own home.
Children in abusive households are more likely to abuse
and be abused. You are the

On the
By Nancy

adult. You need to break the
If you are a victim of domestic violence, please get out
of the situation. Ask for help
from family or friends. You
have options that don’t involve
being hurt.
If you have children, do it
not only for yourself, but for
them. It will be hard and they
may not understand and misguidedly blame you for the
absent parent or caregiver and
the situation they find themselves in. Be strong. You are
doing the right thing.
If you are an abuser, please
get help. You can stop it. You
can find the reason you act or
react the way you do and fix it.
You can break the cycle.

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The headline goes here
One thing that is very hard
to do, for those of us in my business, is to write a headline to go
with a story. Personally, there
are times I’ve sat and wondered
what the headline should say
for a longer time than it took
to write the story in the first
place. A story’s headline is not
exactly a “title” for a story. The
purpose of a headline is to get
you, the reader, to actually read
the story. Thus, the headline
should have words that catch
your eye. Words like “free” or
sadly, “dead” and “danger,” will
catch your eye. I know they
catch mine.
I once lived near a town
in Indiana where the editor
seemed to think that the headline was more important than
the actual story. Headlines in
that paper instead of 6-8 words
long would be sometimes 6-8
sentences long. No one ever
needed to read the story, since
all the pertinent information
was in the headline.
I’ve probably written my
share of loser headlines during my career. I’ll freely admit

that. It’s tough to write eight
words that tell somewhat what a
story is about and entice potential readers to break down and
spend a minute or two educating themselves. However, I can
tell you that it’s easy for a headline to go bad, to be misunderstood, to confuse.
Jay Leno had a running
comedy bit using some strange
headlines that appear in newspapers all over the globe. I like
to share such headlines as I do
my daily perusal of the information superhighway. Some of
these are much more entertaining than the story itself. Sometimes, a double meaning will
really cause an embarrassing
misunderstanding. Other times,
the story is just so weird that the
headline, by necessity, is weird
I’ll start by telling you my
personal favorite. I saw this
headline in person, in a newspaper that is not owned by any
company I’ve ever worked for.
The headline read, “Death ruled
a fatality.” Of course death and
fatality are synonyms, so ev-

ery fatality is a death. I think
they mean that it was not an
accident, but that word would
be “homicide.” Whatever they
meant, what they wrote was
funny. Especially for a story
about death.
My other favorite was online. And after a day or so,
someone finally caught on to
the double meaning. The story
was about a woman with the
last name of Hooker and the
award she was given. The headline read, “Hooker named Lay
Person of the Year.”
It’s amazing how often that
can happen. You unwillingly
write something quite funny. It
happens. But more often than
not, the story is just too weird
for the headline not to be weird.
Like this week. A lot of weird
stuff made the headlines online
this week. I’ll share a few I ran
across this week:
• Florida grandmother demands $1,000 for ‘pain and suffering’ after bad haircut
• Florida man alledgedly
takes woman on date so friend
can steal her purse

Ed Gebert

• Passengers finish beer of
man who fell off train
• Much mirth as Sweden
‘mourns’ its oldest eel
• Man drags stolen safe behind car, arrested after passing
• Australian hospital accidentally declares 200 patients
• Oregon police deal with
report of chicken crossing the
You see, sometimes headlines write themselves because
the facts are just weird, stupid,
odd, or ridiculous. Pain and suffering for a bad haircut, mourning a dying eel, chickens crossing the road — these will give
you an interesting headline no
matter how badly.

COA thank you

Sharon has helped to turn a small
little COA bake sale into Van Wert
County’s largest annual bake sale,
and the Council on Aging is thankful
for her support of our agency.
We have one terrific community
and we are so appreciative of everyone’s support of the Council on Aging. We are already preparing for
next year’s warehouse sale and are
accepting donations year round. If
you have items that you need picked
up feel free to give us a call.
Kevin Matthews
Executive Director
VW Council on Aging

Dachshund out on the side of a country road like a piece of garbage! My
daughter almost ran over this little
To the editor,
guy Tuesday night, Aug. 5, around
I wanted to take a second and
10:30 p.m. around the corner of
thank the Van Wert community for
Monmouth Road and Richey Road.
its support of the Council on Aging’s
Just because he was sick!
annual warehouse sale and bake sale.
I took him to the vet on Wednesday
This year’s sale helped raise over
morning and he was diagnosed with
$10,000 that will be used to continue
“puppy strangles.” Essentially what
to fund our free transportation prois going on with the pups is that their
gram, as well as our various senior
immune systems are activated by norcitizen programs.
mal development and environmental
I also wanted to thank the volunexposures but then overreact and start
teers and board members that dediidentifying the body’s own tissues as
cated so many hours in helping with
agents to attack. The lymph glands
the sale, as well as a special thanks
swell since it is the lymphatic system
to Lloyd Marvin who has tirelessly
that supplies and distributes the body’s
committed himself to our warehouse
immune responses, and the pustules
sales the last four years. I also wantare actually filled with non-infected,
ed to extend thanks to those who
sterile lymphatic fluid. You might
donated great items for us to sell in
think of the pup as having temporarily
the sale. Without such generosity the
become allergic to himself.
sale would not be possible.
To the editor,
Because of this he has open
Lastly, special thanks to Sharon
Thumbs down to whoever left wounds around his ears and shoulAdkins for organizing this year’s
bake sale which raised over $2,000. a small, possibly eight-week-old ders and his ears were swollen al-

Incident of animal
cruelty denounced

most shut. He was in some pain and
very sore sometimes would cry while
being lightly petted. We got him on
meds and he is doing great. He is
very playful and loves to snuggle.
I don’t know who you are but I
hope a friend has more compassion
than you do and will turn you in to
the authorities for animal cruelty!
Nikki Beougher
Van Wert

Resident speaks out
on recent column
To the editor,
An answer to “A perspective on
the OSU Marching Band” by Paul
In this article, Mr. Hoverman
stated that “because of a parent of
one of the female band members
complained there was an atmosphere
of sexualization in the OSU March-

ing Band. Feeling that the university
needed to take action, perhaps for
fear of a lawsuit, or maybe just out
of a sense of dignity, the three-weekold university president made a bold
move and fired Waters.” He further
stated that he based his opinion on
the investigative report published
by the Columbus Dispatch. I must
admit, I did not read the Columbus
Dispatch, so I went to their website
and looked at the article online and
accessed the report through their
web links.
After reading the report released
by OSU, Mr. Hoverman is, at best,
misrepresenting the OSU report. It
wasn’t the complaint of one student’s
parent but corroborated statements
made by staff, students, and documents. I am appalled that he would
consider sexual, racial and other
types of harassment being “tomfoolery” and “letting your hair down.”

A DHI Media publication

(From page A6)
The report has many sources of evidence of a culture of
sexual harassment. I am amazed in 2014 such a public figure
as Mr. Hoverman would write: “Many of them are females
who either understood what they were getting into — a male
dominated organization with military roots — or just knew
and accepted that some of what they had to go through was
making them a stronger member of the organization.” As if
harassment is just the price women or men pay to take advantage of educational and career opportunities or that they
should tolerate it, because it will make them stronger.
He went on to say: “two years is not enough to change
a entire culture,” “Let’s just hope that political correctness
doesn’t destroy another proud institution.” It doesn’t take
years to enact and enforce zero-tolerance policies.
He wasn’t fired because females were being admitted to
the band. The band had more than 40 years since Title IX
to make opportunities available to all, not just men. Not tolerating sexual harassment is NOT political correctness nor
will it destroy OSU’s Marching Band.
Paul Hoverman, the executive director of NPAC, states
that a culture of sexual harassment should have more time
to change and that letting females in the organization can
destroy it.
I believe everyone deserves to work, play, live and get
an education in places free of intimidation and harassment.
Paul Hoverman does not represent my values.
Beverly Melton
Van Wert

Reader on traffic signal issue
To the editor,
Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, I signed the petition at the YWCA
to keep and return to regular operation the traffic signal at
the intersection of Main Street and Cherry Street in Van
Wert, Ohio.
That signal has been operating in the flash mode for months.
Apparently, the city government has chosen that mode in an attempt to show the signal is not needed as they want it removed.
That intersection has the Van Wert Variety Store just west of
the northwest corner, the post office on the southwest corner,
the YWCA on the southeast corner and the YWCA parking lot
on the northeast corner. I drive through that intersection often
and here are some of my observations:
Vehicular traffic
Northbound on Cherry Street and going onto or crossing
Main, one has to wait on Main Street traffic. The view is
often obscured by parked vehicles in front of the post office
and the YWCA which can cause one to creep into the intersection to view crossing traffic.
Southbound Cherry Street drivers face similar problems.
Note that Cherry is lower than Main on both sides adding
to the problem. Drivers on Main Street sometimes confuse
the flashing yellow signal with the yellow that precedes a
red and slow to a stop and sometimes abruptly stop. Both
actions could result in a following vehicle crashing into the
lead vehicle.
Pedestrian traffic
On Main Street and vehicle(s) are attempting to cross
Main. The pedestrian has to play a game of chance not
knowing when the driver may see an opportunity to go and
hurries into the intersection only to find there is now a pedestrian on the other side in his way. Driver is obligated to
stop for the pedestrian in the crosswalk while also, is obligated to exit the intersection.
On Cherry Street for either side, especially for the east
side, there is often the challenge of getting across Main. The
east side has many adults and children crossing between the
YWCA and the parking lot. Not only do those pedestrians
have to watch out for Main Street traffic they have to watch
for traffic turning right off South Cherry.
If the government wants to remove a traffic signal, they
should be considering the flashing signal at North Wayne
Street and Lincoln Highway. That signal is a left over from
when US 30 went through town. With a stop sign in place for
Lincoln Highway the flashing red light is not needed and the
flashing yellow for North Wayne Street does nothing.
I leave you with this statement and ask, is that being accomplished because of the way the signals are being operated at either of the intersections mentioned? Traffic control
is the safe and efficient movement of vehicular and pedestrian traffic.
Michael L. Long
Van Wert


What will amaze us in 40 years?
Children today see reruns
of “The Andy Griffith Show”
and, no doubt, think life in
Mayberry was no more real
than what the Clampett family experienced in Beverly
But for many of us who
grew up in the ’50s and ’60s,
life did imitate art—we just
didn’t know it at the time.
A friend sent me this list
of remembrances that children today just might not believe ever existed except in
the TV sitcoms running on
TV Land. The list could go
on and on but here are just a
—Being sent to the drugstore to test vacuum tubes for
the TV or radio;
—When Kool-Aid was the
only other drink for children,
other than milk and sodas;
—When boys couldn’t
wear anything but leather
shoes to school;
—When it took five minutes for the TV to warm up;
—When all your friends
got their hair cut at the kitchen table;
—When nearly everyone’s
mom was at home when the
children got there;
—When nobody owned a
purebred dog;
—When a dime was a decent allowance and a quarter
was a huge bonus;
—When you’d reach into
a muddy gutter for a penny;
—When your mom wore
nylons that came in two
—When all your teachers
wore either neckties or had
their hair done every day;
—When every school day
was started with the Pledge
of Allegiance and maybe a
—When you got your
checked and gas pumped —
without asking — for free,
every time. And you got
trading stamps to boot!
—When laundry detergent had free glasses, dishes
or towels hidden inside the
—When any parent could
discipline any child, or use
him to carry groceries and
nobody, not even the child,
thought a thing of it;

Make the

—When it was considered
a great privilege and a special occasion to be taken out
to dinner at a real restaurant
with your parents;
—When they threatened
to keep children back a grade
if they failed — and did;
—When women were
called “Mrs. John Smith” instead of their own name;
—When being sent to the
principal’s office was nothing compared to the fate that
awaited a misbehaving student at home.
Not all things were better
in those days, but if children
today can make lists of memories 40-50 years from now
that compare to the “olden
days,” what will this world
be like then?
I’m not quite sure but
my neighbor thinks I might
have been the victim of elder
abuse earlier this month.
My wife was driving us
on an errand downtown on
a really hot day when she
stopped at Trig’s. She said
she needed to pick up two
items and would be back out
in just a few minutes. I was
told to wait.
There I sat in a really hot
car, windows rolled up and
no key in the ignition for 15
long minutes! Do I have a
You might be older than
dirt if you can relate to the
following recollections a
reader sent to me recently.
Someone asked the other
day, ‘what was your favorite fast food when you were
growing up?’ My answer
was, ‘we didn’t have fast
food when I was growing
up…all the food was slow.’
‘C’mon, seriously, where


(From page A6)
Still there are other times
when a headline writer (yes,
certain rich newspapers have
people who only write headlines.) (They also have girls in
grass skirts who fan you with
large fans when the air conditioner breaks down. At least
that’s what I’ve heard.) will not
pay enough attention to what
the headline really says, and
you end up with a story with
the headline: “Federal agents
raid gun shop, find weapons”
or “Marijuana issue sent to joint
committee” or “17 remain dead
in morgue shooting spree” or
To the editor:
“Death ruled a fatality.”
Enough already! God does not create homosexuals. God
Sometimes, it’s just easier to
would not purposely create that which He calls an “abomina- read the story.
God created heterosexuals only, two of them, male and
female, Adam and Eve, perfect and sinless. But they chose
to disobey God, and their fall into sin got them kicked out of
the Garden Of Eden, brought death into the world, and polluted all of creation, including all of Adam and Eve’s future
offspring. Homosexuality is a result of that fall into sin. Just
because God allows people to be homosexual does not mean
that He creates it or condones it. What He did was create us
with a free will to obey His commands or not.
Homosexuality is no different than any other sin in that
not just our actions, but even our thoughts, can be sinful. (AP) — The Ebola outbreak
But we also sin when we call black white and white black, as that has killed more than
God has cautioned when He said, “Woe unto them that call 1,100 people in West Africa
good evil, and evil good.” This is what is happening today could last another six months,
as many try to convince themselves and others that there’s the Doctors Without Borders
nothing inherently wrong with homosexuality.
charity group said Friday. One
Some argue that even Jesus didn’t condemn homosexuality aid worker acknowledged that
in the New Testament, but that’s like saying He didn’t exist be- the true death toll is still unfore being born in human form to Mary. In fact, Jesus existed known.
as part of the Triune God before the world was, and everything
New figures released by the
said and written in the Old Testament is as much said by the World Health Organization
Son, Jesus, as anything said by Him in the New Testament.
showed that Liberia has reI’m sorry if you’re a homosexual, but that sin can also corded more Ebola deaths —
be forgiven by believing in the sacrifice of Jesus the Christ. 413 — than any of the other
You’re still a valuable human being, and deserving of re- affected countries.
spect and love, as we all are in spite of our fallen nature. Just
Tarnue Karbbar, who
don’t bet your eternity on believing God made you that way. works for the aid group Plan
Ken Selking
International in northern LiDecatur, Indiana
beria, said response teams
simply aren’t able to document
all the erupting Ebola cases.
Many of the sick are still being hidden at home by their
relatives, who are too fearful
Congress shall make no law respecting of going to an Ebola treatment
an establishment of religion, or prohibitOthers are being buried
before the teams can get to reing the free exercise thereof; or abridging mote areas, he said. In the last
days, about 75 cases
the freedom of speech, or of the press; or several
have emerged in Voinjama, a
the right of the people peaceably to as- single Liberian district.
“Our challenge now is to
semble, and to petition the Government quarantine the area (in Voinjama) to successfully break
for a redress of grievances.
the transmission,” he said.

Thoughts on homosexuality

Aid group:
W. Africa
Ebola outbreak
like ‘wartime’

The First Amendment

Saturday, August 16 & Sunday, August 17, 2014 A7

did you eat?’
‘It was a place called ‘at
home,’ I explained. ‘Mom
cooked every day and when
Dad got home from work,
we sat down together at the
kitchen table. If I didn’t like
what she put on my plate, I
was allowed to sit there until
I did like it.’
By this time, the kid was
laughing so hard I was afraid
he was going to suffer serious internal damage, so I
didn’t tell him the part about
how I had to have permission
to leave the table.
Here are some other things
I would have told him about
my childhood if I thought his
system could have handed it:
Some parents never owned
their own house, wore Levis,
set foot on a golf course,
traveled out of the country or
had a credit card.
My parents never drove
me to school. I either rode
the school bus or I had a onespeed bicycle. We didn’t have
a television in our house until I was 10, and, of course,
it was black and white and
the stations went off the air
at 11 p.m., after playing the
national anthem.
I never had a telephone
in my room. The only phone
was on a party line. Pizzas
were not delivered to our
home, in fact, we made our
own. Milk and bread were
delivered to the house.
A lot of kids made a little money by delivering the
daily newspaper. If it was a

morning paper, the carriers
had to get up a 5 a.m., six
days a week to deliver the paper before school, or church
on Sunday.
Growing up today isn’t
what it used to be, is it?
Ohio State football coach
Urban Meyer recently asked
a group of sports reporters to
name their “best friend.”
One eager reporter raised
his hand, and said, “That’s
easy. My best friend is my
wife. We’ve been married for
18 years and we have three
beautiful kids. No doubt
about it Coach, it’s my wife.”
Coach Meyer said, “No
she isn’t. Your wife is not
your best friend, I’d say your
best friend is your dog.”
Stunned, the reporter admitted he liked his dog very
much but he insisted that his
dear wife was his best friend.
He met her while they were
in high school, they dated
while attending college and
married just after graduation.
“Okay,” Coach Meyer
said, “let’s try this. Take your
wife and your dog outside,
put them in your car, lock the
doors and leave them there
for a good two hours in the
heat of the day.
“When you go back out to
the car a few hours later, and
you let them out of the car,
which one do you think will
still be glad to see you?”


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Depression colony cashing in on Johnny Cash’s fame
By Kelly P. Kissel
Associated Press
DYESS, Ark. (AP) — Money and
memorabilia from Johnny Cash’s
family and friends have helped historians restore a significant part of the
Historic Dyess Colony, a government
collective built to pull Depression-era
families out of poverty.
The country music icon’s boyhood
home, along with the colony’s former
headquarters, will open Saturday to
reflect everyday life in a northeast
Arkansas community built on oncesunken land.
“Restoring the Dyess Colony
Administration Building, and even
saving at least one of the typical
colony houses, would have been a
worthwhile project, even without the

Johnny Cash connection,” said Ruth
Hawkins, the executive director of the
Heritage Sites program at Arkansas
State University.
“But the project would not have
gotten anywhere near the public support that it has, and it would not be a
major tourism draw,” she said.
Before he was the Man in Black,
he was J.R. Cash, a son of Kingsland,
Arkansas, farmers who successfully
applied to take part in a 1930s Works
Progress Administration experiment.
The federal government brought in
487 families and gave them land and
a mule.
“This was a practice in socialism,”
said Roscoe Phillips, who was born
at Dyess 77 years ago. “They took
people who had nothing and gave us
something. It wouldn’t happen today.”

Under selection criteria — the
application ran on for eight pages —
families were rewarded for their rugged independence but on arrival had
to share their excess with the community. Their contributions qualified
them for “doodlum,” a paper currency
not unlike scrip offered in company
Members of the Cash family were
“representative colonists,” Hawkins
said, so it was appropriate to incorporate their former home into the preservation effort. It also helps that countless Cash fans will plunk down $10
for a tour of both buildings.
“I doubt that even our grant funders
primarily interested in the New Deal
aspects would have invested at the
level they have without being able to
focus on the Cash family,” Hawkins

scratched out and “Dad” written in.
Without Cash’s fame, it’d be a
lot tougher to save places like the
Dyess Colony, one of nearly 100 proposed resettlement sites nationwide.
Arkansas State used the same principle in 1999 when it restored Ernest
Hemingway’s writing studio in Piggott, 50 miles north. He worked there
while married to Pauline Pfeiffer, the
daughter of a prominent family.
“We would lose a place like Dyess,
and we have lost many other such
places of historic significance because of a lack of funds, disinterest
or ignorance,” Rosanne Cash wrote
in an email to The Associated Press.
“I am so happy ASU stepped in when
they did. There were only around 35
cottages left and my dad’s, though dilapidated, was one of those.”


(From page A3)
“However, we do not expect to see further
expansion of the range of this tick, because
the distribution found in Ohio so far is, by and
large, consistent with the state’s deciduous forest range.”
According to the CDC, over 60 percent of
the Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (RMSF)
cases - transmitted by the American dog tick
- are reported in five states including North
Carolina, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Tennessee
and Missouri. Ehrlichiosis are bacterial diseases that affect humans and animals and are
transmitted to humans by the bite of the lone
star tick which are predominantly found in
Oklahoma, Missouri and Arkansas.
Current labels of skin-applied repellent
products do not make it easy for consumers to
identify the insects repelled by a product and
how long it will work.
The benefits of the new graphic helps consumers protect themselves from disease carry-

ing insects by identifying the type of pest the
product is expected to repel. They will also
be able to choose a product with a protection
time that works for the duration of an expected
activity, which is in the form of a number(s)
shown in the graphic and represents typical
protection time(s) which are based on multiple, reliable studies.
The repellency awareness graphic will be
available only for skin-applied insect repellent
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manufacturers must submit a label amendment, including adequate test results to support the graphic and meet stringent safety
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data meet current testing protocols and standard evaluation practices.
The public could see the graphic on repellent products early next year.

(From page A5)
Let’s skip ahead to the
third Monday of June. I had
used up all my study time including tons of hours driving
street after street in order to
get some visual clues to help
me learn. Did I happen to
mention my wife was due to
deliver our child any day now?
You had five days normally to
take the test three times. But
you were only allowed to take
it once per day. Unfortunately,
I did not have that much time.
My responsibility to the
Army meant I had to spend
two weeks away at Fort Knox,
Kentucky and that assignment
was to begin on Wednesday at
9 a.m.. Therefore, Monday, I
took the test and failed. Tuesday, I took the test and failed.
So my last try I had to take at

A restored five-room house northwest of town holds items that belonged to the singer’s parents — a
shaving mug in the bathroom and an
upright piano atop red linoleum in the
living room. J.R. shared a bedroom at
the front of the house with three siblings. Although there was a toilet and
bathtub, the home never had running
water. Electrical service arrived in
At the museum back in town,
Cash’s 1950 Dyess High School yearbook, given to his daughter Rosanne
in 2000, rests in a special wing dedicated to the singer and his family.
“It’s been one of my most prized
possessions. It’s yours. Merry Christmas,” Cash wrote to Rosanne on personal stationery with “Johnny Cash”

12:01 a.m. Wednesday morning. If I passed, I would run
home kiss my wife, grab my
duffel bag of clothes and drive
through the night to Kentucky.
If I failed again….
The tension was so great
that I was shocked I was not a
father that very morning. Not
very tense for you because you
already know I passed. But for
my wife and I that Tuesday
night was the longest night of
our lives. No retreat rights to
my old job. Living in a city
where we knew no one that
was looking to hire a washed
out mail clerk. Even my teaching license from New York
wasn’t recognized in Ohio so
there was no help there either.
So when they used to say, “Go
to work at the Post Office.
You’ll sell some stamps or

(From page A1)
The West Central Ohio Crime Task Force
is comprised of officers from the Allen County
Sheriff’s Office, Van Wert County Sheriff’s
Office, Lima Police Department, Paulding

dog WARden
(From page A1)
Strunkenburg had been supervised for nearly one year by
the Van Wert County Sheriff’s
Office. Commissioner Stan
Owens noted that Riggenbach
had voluntarily taken on the responsibility to clear up the complaints Strunkenburg had not
been responding to calls.
“He did us a favor by taking this over,” Owens stated.
“He didn’t have to do that.
And he eradicated a lot of
problems for us.”
Owens informed those at
the meeting there had been no
complaints filed about the dog
warden not responding once
that position was placed under
the authority of the Sheriff’s
Office. The facilities, though,
were not inspected, and no
one else seemed to have access to the shelter. Jon Etzler
of the Van Wert Humane Society admitted he had no key
to the facility and no one with
that organization seemed to
have one.
People volunteering to
the dog warden to help at
the shelter were reportedly
turned away, and the doors

County Sheriff’s Office and several state and
federal agencies. This task force operates
within a multi-county area to combat drugs
and major crimes.

to the situation inside the
shelter remained closed to
even those wanting to adopt
Those volunteers are likely
to be part of the solution at
the Humane Society Shelter.
The program still needs to be
designed, although Riggenbach has gathered information
from Allen County and other
counties about effective shelter volunteer programs. The
Humane Society representatives promised to get their entire group together to discuss
their involvement in such a
program. The major question
will be whether that group or
someone else should head up
the coordination of the volunteers.
As for the dog warden position itself, Owens noted his
preference that the person in
this position be a deputy who
will be able to handle other
law enforcement issues if
needed, as well. Riggenbach
agreed, noting he has a deputy who has been assigned to
the shelter and animal control
issues since the investigation
began. He stated Dep. Randy

Averesch has been doing a
great job and seems to have
a real calling for the work.
Already, he is taking names
and contact information for
potential volunteers at the
If such a move is made,
the commissioners noted they
would likely need to help with
budgetary issues, as an additional deputy may need to be
hired to pick up some of the
work due to time taken away
with animal control issues.
Although no concrete decisions were made on Friday, a
general direction was established, and the three major
parties agreed to work together to build a program that will
serve not just the animals, but
the general public as well.
Persons wanting to become
a part of the Van Wert County
Humane Society should contact Jon Etzler(419) 605-6360
for more information. Anyone interested in serving as a
volunteer at the shelter should
contact the Van Wert County
Sheriff’s Office at (419) 2383866 or sign up at the shelter.

deliver some mail…how hard
can that be?” I am here to tell
you, it is no walk in the park;
almost everyone who worked
at the post office has a similar story about the struggles
they faced doing a very important job. Me? I was one of
the lucky ones. By the way, it
was a girl and 36 years later,
I am still married to the same
amazing woman.
Does your bucket list include a trip to the New England States? Find out about
this wonderful trip in September/October of 2015 with
MPH Tours. An informational
meeting will be held at the
Event Center, 339 N. Main
Street, Delphos, Ohio at 7:30
(From page A5)
searching for “a man without ears” in conp.m. on Tuesday, September
A fifty-mile jaunt on a bicycle is quite an nection with the wreck of the City of San
30, 2014. This will be the trip accomplishment. As part of their requirement Francisco streamlined train near Carlin, Neof a lifetime.
for a Bicycling Merit Badge, a group of Del- vada. Twenty people died in the accident and
phos Boy Scouts, members of Troop 65, ac- another 111 were injured. Officials said the
complished this feat. Leader of the group was $2 million City of San Francisco, the fastHarry Gessner and serving as counselor was est train traveling between Chicago and the
Ray Riggenbach. The boys in the group were west coast, had been deliberately sabotaged
Claude Hoover, Tom Truesdale, Dale Arnold, by a gang and the man was one of the sus(From page A5)
hitting stars emerged like Rogers Hornsby, Dave Dorman, Lon McGue, Chad McGue, pects.
The Red Sox did need money, however, Jimmie Foxx, and teammate Lou Gehrig.
Terry Rogers and Randy Rinehart.
Cora Baxter was re-elected president of the
having been forced to sell Tris Speaker’s conBallparks also changed to accommodate
Judge Eugene McNeill listened to argu- local union of the W.C.T.U. at a regular meettract three years earlier for cash and still not the new era. No longer were fences placed ments over an injunction filed by the Elks ing held at the home of Mrs. Paul Harter. Other
able to pay the rent on the stadium. When Ruth 500 or 600 feet from the plate like those at Lodge in the Common Pleas Court. The Elks officers chosen were: Mrs. L. C. Fridley, vice
threatened to sit out the 1920 season unless his the Polo Grounds. Hack Wilson had a career were seeking to stop construction on two president; Mrs. Lawrence Stopher, secretary;
contract was doubled to $20,000, ownership year in Wrigley Field in 1930 when he drove apartment buildings next to the lodge on South and Mrs. E. Burnett, treasurer.
decided to move.
in a record 191 runs and when Ruth was finally Washington Street. They argued the apartMrs. Jemima Williams died in Van Wert.
Only two teams in the American League able to play a game there, he declared he would ments broke three zoning codes, including Williams had been the oldest living resident of
could afford the trade – the Chicago White give up half his salary to play in the small Chi- building more than one residential structure on the town and passed away at the age of 104 and
Sox and the hapless New York Yankees. Chi- cago park. Most stadiums had bleachers that a single lot, and the fact construction had be- eight months. Even at her advanced age, Wilcago offered $60,000 and Shoeless Joe Jack- ended even with the edge of the infield in the gun without any filing on record with the city. liams was well-known in the community for
son, who was still in the league because the early 20’s but as crowds swelled to see the new
tending her own garden. Her husband had been
Black Sox Scandal had not yet broken, while offensive game, owners wrapped seats all the
75 Years Ago
a fugitive slave who escaped to Ohio from Alathe Yankees bid $100,000 all in cash. The cash way around the outfield, sometimes tripling
This week in 1939, authorities were bama before the Civil War.
the number of fans in the stands.
Ruth dominated the game in the largest
Ruth’s play – and contract demands – startmedia market in the nation. In 1920 he hit 54 ed the rise of today’s professional salaries. Behome runs – more than any other team in the fore him, most players needed off-season jobs
league – and followed that with 59 dingers in to support families. Yet, his box office appeal
(From page A5)
and by 3 a.m. four or five en- the Cincinnati railroad was
1921 while hitting .378. In July of 1921 he hit showed owners they needed the star sluggers
“The first Christmas in gines were out or nearly out of prevented this afternoon, by
his 139th career home run, breaking the career to draw record numbers of spectators. Ala small boy. The bridge at
major league record in the middle of only his though today’s modern players should thank the service of the Pennsylva- water.
Situation Appears Desper- Stump’s Crossing, south of
third season as an everyday player.
Curt Flood every night before going to bed for nia Railroad after my student
town, was set on fire by sparks
Ty Cobb taunted him, tossing racial slurs his part in ushering in free agency, it was Babe days was that of 1884,” says ate
Mr. Woods. “I had received
“Trainmen finally suc- from the locomotive drawing
that insinuated Ruth might not be white in an Ruth who started it all.
era when blacks were banned from baseball.
Despite all his heroics on the field and his instruction to report for duty ceeded in getting the engines passenger train No. 2, due here
New York Giants manager John McGraw said legendary boozing and womanizing off, per- as night operator at Ada, Ohio out of the drifts, coupled to- at 1:18 o’clock. The bridge
the big man would never amount to anything haps the best way to remember Ruth is for and had been in service for a gether and on the way to Dola was entirely consumed, leavbut a double-play-hitting-machine.
his work with kids. A child of an orphanage week. It was practically my (then North Washington) for ing a broken section of track
But hurling insults was about all other teams himself, he was known to give fistfuls of cash first experience in the tele- water. The situation appeared over Town Creek. Passenger
desperate to me, and I ex- train No. 1 left this station at
could do to try to stop him. When Ruth be- to children’s homes and often visited chil- graph service.
“Those were the days of perienced one of the happi- 1:40 without knowledge of
came an everyday player, teams manufactured dren hospitals. He was once quoted as saying
runs by stealing bases and sacrifice bunting. he would never be happy until every boy in single track, small trains, light est moments of my life when the accident. The bridge is loThe idea of scoring runs in bunches quickly America between the ages of 6 and 16 had a equipment, link and pin cou- J.B. Reynolds, the old veteran cated on a reverse curve and it
plers and handbrakes.
(now deceased) came on duty would have been impossible
caught on, however, and more players began glove and a bat in their hands.
Telegraph Communication and took over for me.”
for the engine crew to have
holding their bats down on the knob and takHere now is a reprint of the August 17,
Delphos Herald,
seen the danger point. A small
ing full swings instead of trying to place the 1948, Van Wert Times-Bulletin article detail- Cut
“Double-headers had only
Jan. 3, 1929
boy discovered that the bridge
ball. In the 1920’s and 30’s other like-minded ing the Sultan of Swat’s death the day before.
recently become the order of
was burned and flagged No. 1.
the day, resulting in longer
Boy is
That boy is certainly a hero,
trains and frequent ‘sawouts,’
Railroad Hero
although he did only what any
because passing sidings were
Friday afternoon, Cincin- other person would have done
nati Northern passenger train, under the circumstances, but
“There was a heavy fall came to Delphos over the P.Ft. that does not make the act unof snow, and when I came on W. and C. (Pennsylvania) worthy of notice and reward
(From page A5)
able to live just a little longer.” baseball.
Steve O’Neill, manager of
Waite Hoyt, who pitched
“And not only that, he was duty at 6:30 p.m. it was very from the west and was trans- by any means.
Extensive damage to propthe Detroit Tigers: “Baseball for the Yankees during the a ball player’s hero. Not many cold with a strong wind. By 9 ferred to the Clover Leaf at
has lost something truly big reign of “murderers’ row,” and of the players today played p.m. wires were down and all Ohio City, the C.W. track was erty and probably loss of life
was averted. Had there been
He deserves all the credit in now broadcasts baseball at against him, but they knew communication with the train regained.
no one to warn the engineer
the world for putting baseball Cincinnati, said:
was a wreck between Van of the danger ahead, he, and
in the big time.”
“If I were going to use any
“Some of his records may throughout the night.
“Trains were at a standstill Wert and Ohio City, but such many others might now be
Eddie Dyer, manager of the term to describe him, I’d call be surpassed, but it’ll be a
St. Louis Cardinals: “He was him the ‘savior of baseball.’ long time before there is an- because of drifting snow,” re- was not the case. The cause of cold in death.
Delphos Herald,
always fine to the big and little It was through him that base- other player of the same stat- calls Mr. Woods, “and want of the transferring is told by the
orders to proceed. A number Van Wert Bulletin as follows:
Aug. 1901
men of baseball. I had hoped ball regained its place and he ure.”
of trains were in the vicinity
“A disastrous wreck on
and prayed that he would be started the big money era of





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High school preseason exhibition football in full swing

Area high schools continued preseason preparations with Friday night scrimmages. Top left, Crestview’s Justin Overmyer (48) and Seth Moser (53) combine on
a tackle as the Knights took on Celina. (DHI Media/John Parent) Top right, Parkway junior Cody Coffman bounces off a Bethel tackler as the Panthers opened
the exhibition season at home. (DHI Media/John Parent) Bottom left, Jefferson quarterback Jace Stockwell hands off to Adam Rode during the Wildcats’
opening scrimmage of the 2014 season versus Bath. (DHI Media/Jim Metcalfe) Bottom right, Spencerville’s Mason Nourse stares down a pass rush as Shawnee
visited the Bearcats on Friday morning. (DHI Media/Jim Metcalfe) Crestview welcomes Parkway to Convoy to open the regular season on Friday, August 29.
Jefferson travels to Waynesfield-Goshen that same evening while Spencerville hosts Leipsic.

Browns hope to name
starting QB on Tuesday
AP Sports Writer
CLEVELAND (AP) — Finally, at
long last, the Browns have a date to name
their quarterback. Decision day is Tuesday for Brian Hoyer and Johnny Manziel.
That’s when Browns coach Mike
Pettine aims to announce his starter for
Cleveland’s Sept. 7 opener at Pittsburgh.
His choice could be influenced by how
the quarterbacks play in Monday night’s
nationally televised exhibition at Washington.
“Something unforeseen could come
up, but we’re hopeful because I do want
to see if I can cut the quarterback questions down by about 90 percent after next
week,” said Pettine, a first-year coach
who for months has faced questions
about his quarterbacks. “The chemistry,
the continuity, it’s important to establish
On Thursday, Pettine said Hoyer will
start against the Redskins on Monday
night, with Manziel getting snaps with
the first-team offense. Pettine isn’t sure
how he’ll divide their time and will see
how the game unfolds before determining when each is on the field. His focus is
making sure the “reps are close to equal.”
Pettine also made it clear no decision
has been made.
“All of our options are still on the table,” he said.
Does that mean Manziel, the popular
rookie who helped the Browns draw record crowds to training camp, can still
win the job?
“Sure he can,” Pettine said. “All of
our options are still on the table. He just
needs to go out and play, that’s the bottom line. They both do. I’ve met with

both of them and discussed the situation and they’re both comfortable with it
and they both know it’s going to be up to
them, when they’re out there, to go out
and do their job.”
As he has stated for months, Pettine
will choose the quarterback he feels gives
the Browns their best chance to beat their
bitter rivals.
“You’re looking for the total package
— the quarterback who is best suited to
take the field and lead us to a win against
the Steelers,” Pettine said. “That’s the
bottom line decision we have to make.
There will be a lot of things going into
Pettine said he will consult with offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan, quarterbacks coach Dowell Loggains and maybe
“another guy or two in there.” General
manager Ray Farmer will be there “to
listen and observe.”
Hoyer started Cleveland’s preseason
opener at Detroit, with Manziel playing
exclusively with the backups.
Pettine isn’t disappointed with the
way the quarterbacks have played or that
one hasn’t taken off and separated from
the other to make the decision easier.
“They both started camp at a certain
point and they’ve both made improvement,” he said. “I think they’ve both
made big strides. When you look at it, I
feel like we’re in a good position, we have
two quarterbacks that we feel have NFL
starter ability, which is why it’s a difficult
Whatever decision is made, Pettine
knows it’s far from permanent.
“So much can change over the course
of an NFL season, the circumstances,”
he said. “That’s one position where you
probably have to have a little more pa-

OSU taking it easy
with Braxton Miller
AP Sports Writer

Cleveland Browns quarterback
Brian Hoyer passes during practice
at NFL football training camp in
Berea, Ohio Friday, Aug. 15, 2014.
Hoyer will start Monday’s game
against Washington. (AP Photo/
Mark Duncan)
tience that others whether a guy is not
performing at a level you think he can.
I don’t want whoever the starter is to feel
like ‘If I make one mistake, I’m out.’ I
don’t want them to feel like, ‘Hey, I’ve
achieved something and this is my team
for the year.’”
Pettine would not confirm or deny a
report Manziel was late to a team meeting this week.
“That’s internal business,” he said.
“I’m not going to discuss stuff that happens. We like to keep stuff in the family.”

— Braxton Miller says he’s
ready to play in a game. Now.
He even challenged a
sports writer to go out for a
pass, to prove that his surgically repaired right shoulder is
sturdy enough to wing a throw
on demand.
“I feel good. I could throw
right now. You want to run a
route?” he said, laughing. “I
feel good, man.”
With just over two weeks
remaining until the opener
against Navy, Ohio State is
being extremely cautious with
the tender right arm of its star
Miller, a two-time Big Ten
player of the year, had surgery
last spring on his throwing
shoulder. He missed all 15
spring workouts while rehabbing and, after a full load of
work in the first few days of
fall camp, sat out Saturday’s
scrimmage with some soreness.
Coach Urban Meyer is not
concerned — not now, anyway.
“It’s still early,” he said. “If
this was (later in camp) and he
didn’t go, then that’s going to
hinder our progress.”
Ohio State’s coaches, including Miller’s protege, offensive coordinator and QBs
coach Tom Herman, are being

very careful. They don’t want
to jeopardize their prized pupil, particularly when he’s
backed by largely inexperienced subs.
Sophomores Cardale Jones
and Luke Morgan and freshmen J.T. Barrett and Stephen
Collier are Miller’s top understudies. None has faced the
heat in a game hanging in the
Because Miller is such a
precious commodity, and also
because the Buckeyes believe
they have an abundance of
other players to throw and
hand the ball to, it’s likely that
he will run the ball less than
he has in his first three seasons as a starter.
At least that’s the plan in
mid-August. In a game, with
the outcome teetering on the
brink in the closing minutes,
well, then maybe that plan
will be revised.
“There’s a definite conscious effort to limit the
called runs that we have had
for him in the past,” Herman
said. “But you’re also talking
about one of the most dynamic
athletes in the country, too. So
we’ll be cautious with him, is
probably the best way to put
it, while understanding that
element of his game is what
makes him so successful and
makes him such a challenge to



Saturday, August 16 & Sunday, August 17, 2014

times Bulletin/Delphos Herald

Fish Ohio

In this Feb. 18, 1979 file photo, Bobby Allison holds race driver Cale Yarborough’s foot after Yarborough
kicked him following an incident on the final lap final lap of the Daytona 500 in Daytona Beach, Fla.
NASCAR added a rule Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, ordering drivers to not approach the track or moving cars
after accidents. “Really, we’re formalizing rules that have been there,” Robin Pemberton, NASCAR’s
vice president of competition and racing development, said at Michigan International Speedway. “It’s
reminders that take place during drivers meetings with drivers about on-track accidents. (AP Photo/Ric
Feld, File)

NASCAR restricts drivers from exiting
their race cars after incidents
AP Sports Writer

BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — Even
Jimmie Johnson has a temper — one that
was on display long before he became
a six-time champion and one of NASCAR’s most respected drivers.
“I guess the one experience that comes
to mind for me in Cup was maybe my
rookie year at Bristol,” he said. “Robby
Gordon wrecked me on a restart, and I
got out and shot him the bird.”
NASCAR has thrived for years thanks
to the personalities of some of its biggest
stars and that includes an occasional
feud, gesture or angry encounter on the
track. But less than a week after Kevin

Ward Jr. was killed during a sprint car
race in New York after being struck by a
car driven by Tony Stewart, NASCAR on
Friday barred its drivers from approaching the track or moving cars after an incident during the race.
“Through time you have to recognize
when you get a reminder or tap on the
shoulder, something that may need to be
addressed,” said Robin Pemberton, NASCAR’s vice president of competition and
racing development. “This is one of those
times where we look outside our sport
and we look at other things, and we feel
like it was time to address this.”
Johnson said he supports NASCAR’s
rule addition. The father of two also has a
slightly different perspective now on his

“salute” to Gordon all those years ago.
“I’m sure I picked up a few fans and
lost a few fans,” he said. “Now, as a
parent, if my child’s hero was out there
shooting the bird to another ballplayer,
baseball player or football player or
whatever it was, I’d probably try to steer
my kids away from that. So, it depends.
I don’t think that entertainment value
should come with any safety implications. Safety is the No. 1 priority for drivers, crew members, and the officials that
are out there on the race track. And if it
turns a few fans off, then in my opinion,
they’re a fan for the wrong reason.”
The new rule takes effect immediately
and applies to all NASCAR series.

(From page B1)
In other words, Ohio State doesn’t want to run
Miller any more than it has to. But it also wants to
make sure it wins; there’s no need saving him for a
secondary bowl game.
“I’ll get a chance to throw it around to a lot different guys this year. I’m very blessed with those additions this year. This is going to be fun once we step
out on that field,” Miller said. “You don’t want to run
when you’re a quarterback; you want to get the ball
out of your hands to the athletes.”
So, for now, Meyer and his staff will continue to
monitor and measure, rest and test as the days to the
first game winnow away.
“I’m just resting up. It’s being comfortable with
where I’m at and making sure I’m not overdoing what
I need to do with my injury,” Miller said. “You have to
Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller warms up during an take it slow. You don’t want to rush things.”
There’ll be plenty of time for that when the games
NCAA college football practice on Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, in
Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

Local Golf Roundup


Lancers grab NWC quad
KALIDA — Led by the 38 of Joshah
Rager, Lincolnview bested Spencerville,
Paulding and host Columbus Grove 186190-196-222 in a Northwest Conference
boys golf quad Friday at Country Acres
Golf Club.
Derek Youtsey fired a 42 to help lead
the Lancers (4-0, 1-0 NWC).
Leading the Bearcats (3-1, 1-0) was
Sam Reed’s 41 and Mitchell Youngpeter
43. On behalf of the Panthers (1-2, 1-0),
Ben Heilshorn carded a 45 and Cade
McGarvey 46.
The host Bulldogs (0-5, 0-3) received
a 48 from Brandon Hoffman and a 56 by
Kyle Welty.
Lincolnview 186: Joshah Rager 38,
Derek Youtsey 42, Justis Dowdy 52,
Braden Thatcher 54, Logan Kraner 57,
Damon Norton 61.
Spencerville 190: Sam Reed 41,
Mitchell Youngpeter 43, Chance Campbell 53, Collin Davis 53, Lydia Dunlap
Paulding 196: Ben Heilshorn 45,
Cade McGarvey 46, Ethan Dominique
47, Christian Burtch 58, Ellie Miller 59,
Isaac Baldwin 69.
Columbus Grove 222: Brandon Hoffman 48, Kyle Welty 56, Noah Oglesbee
58, Logan Hardeman 60, Wyatt Mayberry 60, Gage Gerdeman 63.

Several local high schools were tuning up for the football season on Friday.
Jefferson began the era of head varsity coach Chris Sommers with a solid
two touchdowns-to-one victory over
Bath — playing its second scrimmage
— on a brilliant but cooling Friday at
Delphos Stadium Park.
The host Wildcat varsity got scores
from the passing game — a 27-yard
toss from Jace Stockwell to Josh Teman
— and another from the run as Dalton
Hicks ran it in from six yards out.
Bath’s lone first-team score was a
30-yard fumble return.
At Van Buren, St. John’s — playing
its second tuneup — and the host Black
Knights battled to a scoreless draw Friday night in the varsity portion.
At Spencerville’s Charles Moeller
Memorial Field, the host Bearcats tied
Shawnee 18-18 in the morning.
The Bearcats got three scoring tosses from their varsity, all three from Mason Nourse: an 11-yarder and 14-yarder
to Zach Goecke and a 30-yarder to Damien Corso.
Shawnee got TD runs of 70 and 20
yards and a 32-yard scoring pass.

Strike Up
the Fun


Miller City edges Vikings in pCL
links quad
OTTAWA — Miller City edged
Leipsic 181-183, as well as Ottoville
(194) and Fort Jennings (198), in a Putnam County League boys golf quad Friday at Pike Run.
Davis Lammers led the Wildcats (30, 3-0 PCL) with a 40, while the Vikings
(2-1, 2-1) were topped by Alex Ellerbrock.
For the Big Green (3-4, 2-2), Wesley
Markward shot a 42. For the Musketeers
(1-4, 1-3), Sam Vetter registered a 46.
---------panthers fall in MAC dual
CELINA — Ft. Recovery used a brilliant team effort to knock off Parkway
in Midwest Athletic Conference golf
at Mercer County Elks Golf Course in
Celina on Friday, winning by a 176-211
The Indians were paced by medalist
Derek Backs, who carded a 40. While
Parkway’s Hayden Lyons was the runner-up with a 41, the next five best scores
all came from Ft. Recovery.
Chase Bruns and Nick Litmer each
turned in a 44, while Jackson Hobbs
signed a 48. Though his score didn’t
factor into the varsity decision, Micaiah
Cox brought in a round of 49.
Cole Schoenleben posted a 56 for
the Panthers with Connor Mortion and
Hunter Grause each carding a 57. Also
playing for Parkway was Clayton Agler
(60) and Austin Metz (67).

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OHIO DEPARTMENT OF slowedand fewer anglers are
NATURAL RESOURCES targeting them. The best reports have come from west
Division of Wildlife
of Rattlesnake Island up to
NortHWESt oHIo
the Canadian border, includBarton Lake (19 acres; ing West Reef (west of North
Williams County) - Large- Bass Island); other spots inmouth Bass: Anglers have clude “F” can of the Camp
been having success in the Perry Firing range and off
mornings; try top-water lures Niagara Reef. Anglers trollat the southwest side. A ramp ing are using worm harnesses
for small boats is available. with inline weights, divers or
There is a limit of 10 sunfish bottom-bouncers and spoons
area-wide and a 3-bass split pulled behind divers; casters
limit. (Anglers may only keep are using mayfly rigs or are
two bass less than 14 inches drifting with bottom-bouncers
and 1 bass 20 inches or larger.) and worm harnesses.
Upper Sandusky Reservoir
Yellow Perch: The best
#2 (118 acres; Wyandot Coun- fishing has primarily been in
ty) - Channel catfish: Have the island region, including
been biting on nightcrawlers; Green to Rattlesnake islands
the best time and place has and North Bass, South Bass
been in the morning east of and Kelleys islands. Perchthe boat ramp. Bluegill: Have spreaders with shiners fished
also been biting recently; try near the bottom produce the
using shrimp or bits of night- most fish.
Smallmouth Bass: Are beFremont Reservoir (100 ing caught around Kelleys and
acres; Sandusky County) - North Bass islands on tube
Crappie: Anglers are catching jigs, crankbaits or jerkbaits.
8- to 9-inchers during the eveLargemouth bass: Are
ning at this new site; try min- being caught in the harbors
nows and light-colored jigs and bays and on the main lake
near the boat launch area.
shoreline around Catawba on
crankbaits, spinner baits and
Cowan Lake (Clinton soft plastics.
County) - Bluegill: Are beCentral Basin
ing caught using nightcrawlWalleye:Fishing has been
ers or wax worms; there are good off Sawmill Creek, at
good opportunities along the dumping grounds off Huwoody debris shorelines and ron and at the south end of
pier areas. Channel catfish: the sandbar between VermilAnglers are having success ion and Lorain. Fishing has
using chicken livers, cut bait, slowed down in the Cleveland
shrimp and nightcrawlers off area with a few being caught
the bottom and about 3-6 feet in 40-50 feet of water north
deep; cast from the pier area. of Edgewater Park and in 60
Anglers should keep in mind feet north of Wildwood Park.
that there is plenty of forage Excellent fishing has been refor fish this time of the year ported in 70-74 feet of water
and can result in lower success north-northeast of Geneva and
while angling; be patient.
in 70-74 feet north-northeast
Rocky Fork Lake (High- of Ashtabula. Anglers are usland County) - Bluegill: Are ing planer boards, wireline,
being taken at 4-8 feet using Dipsy- and Jet-divers, with
red and wax worms; look for worm harnesses, spoons and
shoreline areas with woody stick baits.
debris or submerged trees and
Yellow perch: Anglers are
brush to be most productive. catching some off St. AnthoA variety of Catfish: Are be- ny’s near Lorain and in 40-50
ing caught using nightcrawl- feet north of Cleveland. Excelers, shrimp, stink bait, cut bait lent fishing has been reported
and chicken livers tight-line in 45-68 feet north-northwest
along the bottom in 5- to 10- of Fairport Harbor and in 55foot depths. Saugeye: As wa- 70 feet north of Conneaut.
ter temperatures cool down, Shore fishing has been spotty
try trolling crankbaits, casting off the East 55th and East
jigs, or drifting with a night- 72nd streets piers in Cleveland
crawler harness.
and at the long pier off Mentor
oHIo rIVEr
Headlands. Perch spreaders
Area with shiners fished near the
(Washington County) - Flat- bottom produce the most fish.
head catfish: Fishing should
Smallmouth bass: Fishbe good right now for sizeable ing has slowed down around
catches throughout. Use live the harbor areas in Cleveland,
baitfish; goldfish have been Fairport Harbor, Geneva,
a popular choice in the past. Ashtabula and Conneaut; a
Channel catfish: Try cut bait, few fish are being pickup off
stink bait and chicken livers, the Perry bubble early in the
as well as nightcrawlers fished mornings. Anglers are ustight-line on the bottom; best ing drop-shot rigs with tubes
results are primarily at dusk, baits, leeches and soft craws.
through the night and in the
White bass: Anglers fishing
early morning before day- from boats are catching them
north of Cleveland, Eastlake
and Fairport Harbor in 20-40
regulations to remem- feet; watch for the gulls feedber: The daily bag limit for ing on the surface and these
walleye on Ohio waters of will be below the school of
Lake Erie is 6 fish per an- emerald shiners. Anglers fishgler; minimum size limit is 15 ing from shore are catching
inches. … The daily bag limit fish off the piers in Cleveland,
for yellow perch is 30 fish per Eastlake and the Grand River,
angler on all Ohio waters of with the evenings being the
Lake Erie. … Through Aug. best. It is always hard to pre31, the trout and salmon daily dict when the fishing will pick
bag limit is 5 fish per angler; up. Anglers are using small
minimum size limit is 12 spoons, spinners and agitators
inches. … The daily bag limit with jigs tipped with twister
for black bass (largemouth tails.
and smallmouth bass) in Ohio
The Lake Erie water temwaters of Lake Erie is 5 fish perature is 71 off Toledo and
per angler; minimum size lim- 71 off Cleveland, according to
it is 14 inches.
the nearshore marine forecast.
Western Basin

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Comics & Puzzles

By Eugenia Last

Saturday, August 16, 2014


Resist the urge to compare
yourself with others. Stick
to your agenda and don’t
feel that you have to keep up
your actions or being overly
emotional can prevent you
from having a realistic point of
view. Get down to business in
order to succeed.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)
-- Don’t let emotional issues
hamper your work. Mooning
over personal disappointments
will cause you to fall behind,
making you appear to be
unprofessi onal. Do your best;
success is the sweetest revenge.

For Better or Worse

Beetle Bailey


VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
-- Your game plan will work out
better if you are secretive about
it. The element of surprise will
be the determining factor that
will propel you into a better
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct.
23) -- Don’t hesitate to form
a partnership. You will
be inspired by an offhand
Express your thoughts and
plans with passion, and you
will gain support.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov.
22) -- Work issues will prove
difficult if your emotions
get in the way. Avoid hasty
outbursts or accusations. Be
conscientious in order to gain
the support of the people who
matter most.

Saturday, August 16 & Sunday, August 17, 2014 B3

Crossword Puzzle

1 Poem by
4 Light brown
7 Dollop
11 Repartee
12 Became
13 Non-soap
14 Clemency
16 Darth’s
17 Kitchen
18 Bamboo
19 Visa and
20 Ebenezer’s
21 Self-confidence
24 Meat on
27 Tummy
28 Drubbing
30 Palm fruit
32 Watch’s
34 Headless
36 Mekong
37 Did an axel
39 TV statuettes
41 Call out
42 Pizarro’s
43 Slow
45 Lowdown
48 18-wheeler
49 Charms
52 Persia,
53 Tackle box
54 Onassis
55 Small town
56 Not hither
57 -- -Mex

2 Cut calories
3 Volcano in
4 Hues
5 Orbit path
6 Born as
7 Grail seeker
8 Mortgage,
9 Comic strip
10 Pasture
12 Metal worker
15 White wader
18 Taxi
20 Test stage
21 Walk quietly
22 Geishas’
23 Ms. Dinesen
24 Northern
25 Salve
26 Wait
29 Submit
31 Aurora, to
33 Short of
35 Jump the

Yesterday’s answers
38 Give it a
40 Comfy
42 Many
43 Bolivia
44 Actor -Sharif
46 “-- de-

1 Athena’s

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23Dec. 21) -- Avoid an unsavory
situation with anyone in an
authoritative position. If the
grass looks greener on the other
side of the fence, it’s likely that
someone is coloring your view
to manipulate you.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22Jan. 19) -- Follow through
with your plans. If you become
sidetracked, you will lose
ground. You will capture the
interest of someone who has
much to contribute to your


Born Loser

Hagar the Horrible

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20Feb. 19) -- Romance and
relationships should take top
priority. Express your desires
honestly and be clear regarding
your intentions and dreams.
You can build a strong and
stable future.
PISCES (Feb. 20-March
20) -- You will feel the need
to make personal changes. If
someone in your life is causing
you grief, stress or worry,
consider taking a time-out
to reflect on the state of the


ARIES (March 21-April
19) -- Your charisma will gain
you favorable attention. Get
out, mingle and enjoy being
in the spotlight. You have the
winning touch today and you
should make the most of your

TAURUS (April 20-May
20) -- Your stubbornness can
lead to difficulties. Rather than
get frustrated with friends or
family, spend time doing your
own thing. Mull over what’s
transpired and let it go.

GEMINI (May 21-June
20) -- Don’t let anyone hold you
back. Rely on your knowledge
and ability to get ahead. Act on
your instinct, and refrain from
believing everything you hear.

Barney Google & Snuffy Smith

CANCER (June 21-July
22) -- You need to take care
of your responsibilities. An
important opportunity will slip
through your fingers if you are
too distracted by emotional
issues to pay attention to what
really matters.
COPYRIGHT 2014 United
Feature Syndicate, Inc.


Answer to Sudoku
Hi and Lois

The Family Circus® By Bil Keane

47 Parched
48 Family
49 Potato
50 Help
wanted abbr.
51 MNO on
a phone



Saturday, August 16 & Sunday, August 17, 2014

Times Bulletin/delphos Herald
To place an ad:

Delphos Herald 419.695.0015 x122
Times Bulletin

Display Ads: All Copy Due Prior to Thursday 3pm
Liner copy and correction deadlines due by Friday noon

105 Announcements
110 Card Of Thanks
115 Entertainment
120 In Memoriam
125 Lost And Found
130 Prayers
135 School/Instructions
140 Happy Ads
145 Ride Share


205 Business Opportunities
210 Childcare
215 Domestic
220 Elderly Home Care
225 Employment Services
230 Farm And Agriculture
235 General

105 Announcements
on All New Furniture.
Barnharts Furniture
200 E Main St.

525 Computer/Electric/Office
530 Events
535 Farm Supplies And Equipment
545 Firewood/Fuel
405 Acreage And Lots
550 Flea Markets/Bazaars
410 Commercial
555 Garage Sales/Yard Sales
415 Condos
560 Home Furnishings
420 Farms
565 Horses, Tack And Equipment
425 Houses
570 Lawn And Garden
430 Mobile Homes/
575 Livestock
Manufactured Homes
577 Miscellaneous
435 Vacation Property
580 Musical Instruments
440 Want To Buy
582 Pet In Memoriam
583 Pets And Supplies
585 Produce
505 Antiques And Collectibles
586 Sports And Recreation
510 Appliance
588 Tickets
515 Auctions
590 Tool And Machinery
520 Building Materials

350 Wanted To Rent
355 Farmhouses For Rent
360 Roommates Wanted

240 Healthcare
245 Manufacturing/Trade
250 Office/Clerical
255 Professional
260 Restaurant
265 Retail
270 Sales And Marketing
275 Situation Wanted
280 Transportation

305 Apartment
310 Commercial/Industrial
315 Condos
320 House
325 Mobile Homes
330 Office Space
335 Room
340 Warehouse/Storage
345 Vacations

210 Child Care

wants to Love and Care
for your Child(ren) while
you work. Lots of
Activities. Hot meals and
snacks. More info
Call 419-203-2468

235 Help Wanted
Van Wert Manor, a 99 bed skilled nursing
facility, is seeking a

Maintenance Assistant

with experience and knowledge in building
maintenance in a health care setting.
Position will provide maintenance support
to the facility grounds, building and
equipment. Individual must be reliable,
flexible in scheduling seasonal activities
and perform tasks with minimal assistance.
Interested candidates may forward their
resume with cover letter to:
Van Wert Manor
Attn: Administrator
160 Fox Road
Van Wert, Ohio 45891
Fax #: 419-238-6696
Apply online at

235 Help Wanted

Do you need to know what is
going on before anyone else?
Do you have a burning need to
know more about the people
and news in the community?
The Delphos Herald, a five-day, award
winning DHI media company with
newspapers, website, and niche
product in Delphos, Ohio, is looking for
an energetic, self-motivated, resourceful
reporter/photographer to join its staff.

Ph: 419.238.2285
Fax: 419.238.0447
700 Fox Rd., Van Wert, OH 45891 |

We accept

235 Help Wanted

235 Help Wanted

Part-time in Delphos.
Positive, local individual to coordinate
fundraising events;
assist w/marketing
and volunteer programs for nonprofit
home health & hospice agency. Resume
by Sep. 2 to:

Community Health
1159 Westwood Dr.
Van Wert, OH 45891


Drivers wanted for local
work. One full-time, one
part-time position available. Home daily, round
trip runs. Ottoville and
Columbus Grove locations preferred. Excellent
pay. Call 419-707-0537.


235 Help Wanted

Please apply at
Van Wert Manor
We currently have a Full Time Nursing
Assistant Position Open:

Great Food Adventure is looking for a passionate and dynamic
Sales Associate who is comfortable talking with customers and
enjoys the fine art of selling cheese. Applicant must be detailoriented, good at multi-tasking and assist in driving
specialty cheese sales at an independent grocery store.

y Mou

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the field of
Helping Others?

Cheese Monger



240 Healthcare


Cheese Monger up to 35 hours a week.
Knowledge about cheese is preferred but
not required.
Email resume:

Nights! Sign-On & Safety
Bonus. Great Benefits,
Pay & More! CDL-A, 1 yr
T/T Exp required. Bulk
Transit. Nathan:
800-345-2855 x1202

235 Help Wanted

Requirements: Self-motivated. Highly organized. Outgoing
with strong customer service background. Passionate about
food and selling quality products. Be dynamic with customers
and have excellent communication skills.

235 Help Wanted

Tanker & Hazmat
Excellent Pay

Job Responsibilities: Learning unique selling features of
products. Coordinating and conducting retail demos/tastings.
Cutting and wrapping cheese. Stocking and organizing
inventory. Communicating with buyers about inventory and
special requests.

235 Help Wanted

8am to 5pm
Innovative Logistic

The Maintenance Superintendent shall be appointed by the Board of Control. Candidates
must live in Allen, Van Wert County or a county
contiguous to Allen or Van Wert County.

Delphos, Oh 45833

805 Auto
810 Auto Parts And Accessories
815 Automobile Loans
820 Automobile Shows/Events
825 Aviations
830 Boats/Motors/Equipment
835 Campers/Motor Homes

Call 419-222-1630

Maintenance Superintendent.

City of Delphos
Attn: Mayor
608 N. Canal St.


840 Classic Cars
845 Commercial
850 Motorcycles/Mopeds
855 Off-Road Vehicles
860 Recreational Vehicles
865 Rental And Leasing
870 Snowmobiles
875 Storage
880 SUV’s
885 Trailers
890 Trucks
895 Vans/Minivans
899 Want To Buy

LTL loads are 99%
no-touch freight.
Home on weekends &
occasionally mid -week.
Pay avg $0.42/mile,
$50,000-$60,000 per year.

The City of Delphos, Ohio is accepting
resumes for the position of

Resumes must be received no later than noon August 25, 2014 and be addressed to:

675 Pet Care
680 Snow Removal
685 Travel
690 Computer/Electric/Office
695 Electrical
700 Painting
705 Plumbing
710 Roofing/Gutters/Siding
715 Blacktop/Cement
720 Handyman
725 Elder care

240 Healthcare

Full & Part Time
with 5+ OTR experience.

235 Help Wanted

A full copy of the job description is available on line at

Salary is set by city council and currently is $40,000
to $50,000 annually based on qualifications.

605 Auction
610 Automotive
615 Business Services
620 Childcare
625 Construction
630 Entertainment
635 Farm Services
640 Financial
645 Hauling
650 Health/Beauty
655 Home Repair/ Remodeling
660 Home Services
665 Lawn, Garden, Landscaping
670 Miscellaneous

235 Help Wanted

Send resumes to:
The Delphos Herald
Attn. Nancy Spencer
405 N. Main St., Delphos, Ohio 45833
or email to:

Must have a valid Class II Wastewater Collection License or higher, a Class I Water Distribution License
or higher. Must have a pesticide license or must obtain this license within one (1) year of appointment,
and be willing and able to obtain additional licenses
in water distribution or sewer collections at the request of the city. The Maintenance Superintendent
will be the Operator of Record with the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency for sanitary sewer collection and water distribution system.


Applicant must
be willing 
to work Saturdays
Send Resume to :
P.O. Box 576
Van Wert, Oh 45891

The right candidate will possess strong
grammar and writing skills, be able to
meet deadlines, have a working
knowledge of still photography. A sense
of urgency and accuracy are requirements. Assignments can range from
hard economic news to feature stories.

This is an administrative position responsible to ensure work in the construction, maintenance and repair of utilities and public work facilities is performed.
This position is also responsible for planning, scheduling and assigning work for the maintenance personnel, during the construction, maintenance and
repair of city streets, alleys, curbs, gutters, signs and
signals, sewer collection system, water distribution
system, fire hydrants, sidewalks, public lands and
buildings, city owned equipment and major projects
in the city. The Superintendent shall work closely
with the Safety/Service Director, the Mayor and other
department heads in determining work project methods and priorities. The Maintenance Superintendent
is responsible for insuring full utilization of all maintenance personnel and equipment in the best interest
of the City; while at the same time make certain that
all safety procedures are strictly maintained.

592 Wanted To Buy
593 Good Things To Eat
595 Hay
597 Storage Buildings

Ph: 419.695.0015
Fax: 419.692.7116
405 N. Main St., Delphos, OH 45833 |

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The Delphos Herald

Van Wert Manor is looking for state tested
nursing assistance for part time and full
time positions. Full time positions include
health benefits, vacation benefits, and 401K
If interested, applicants
can apply in person at:
Van Wert Manor
160 Fox Road
Van Wert, Ohio 45891

240 Healthcare

Top Management Opportunity
Hearth & Home of Van Wert Senior Living Community,
located in Van Wert, Ohio has an outstanding career
opportunity for a skilled leader to take charge of managing
our senior living campus.
Our organization has a strong history of success and this
is a unique opportunity to use your skill set to go to the next
level in your career.
This position is for a high profile person with primary
responsibility for developing the right team, building and
maintaining occupancy levels, and all budgeting and
reporting. So, this is a chance for the right candidate to be
the decision-maker in a successful community that has a
non-traditional approach to senior living.
The successful candidate must be dynamic, performancedriven and have the following qualifications:
• Leadership and management skills
• Ability to market and sell our community
• LPN/RN is a plus
• Skills to run all operational aspects of the community
• Experience in the healthcare or hospitality industries is a
Hearth & Home of Van Wert Senior Living Community is
part of a system of fourteen successful communities in Ohio
and West Virginia and we provide on-going support from
the home office so our Director has all the necessary sales,
marketing, and operational resources to achieve in this role.
Learn more about us by visiting our website at
We offer a highly competitive compensation package and
we reward our top performers. Don’t miss the chance to
explore this exceptional opportunity!
Please forward a resumé to one of the following options:

Chancellor Senior Management
4100 Regent Street, Suite F
Columbus, OH 43219
Attention: Mike DePaola
Fax: 614.475.8042

240 Healthcare

245 Manufacturing/Trade

With Knowledge of
Plumbing And Heating to
Install And Sevice
Equipment Would
Consider Training The
Right Person.Pick Up
Application At Hoffman
Plumbing And Heating
922 East Main Street
Van Wert, Ohio
CDL. Apply in person at
Kohart’s Recycling,
15360 SR 613, Paulding.
A CDL. Apply in person
at Koharts Recycling
15360 S.R.613 Paulding
Firm is Looking For a
Dump Truck Driver
Home Every Night!
Paying $25/Hour
419-203-0488 or

425 Houses For Sale
Open Fri-sun

922 Hughes, Van Wert
3-4 bedroom, 1.5 bath.
Updated kitchen and
baths, new carpet, gas
furnace and central
cooling, newer roof.
Well updated and
clean. Will offer owner
$72,500. approx
$389.20 per month.

425 Houses For Sale

• RN
Get your application submitted today!
10357 Van Wert Decatur Road
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Van Wert

For details call


Open Fri-sun

126 e. Third, Van Wert

Charming 3 BR, 1
bath, 1 car garage. Old
woodwork throughout,
new windows, newer roof,
updates to the kitchen,
bath, carpet, paint and
more. Well updated and
clean. Will offer owner
financed options.

$74,000 approx
$397.25 per month.


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A local food
manufacturer is
looking for
dedicated and reliable
Production employees
for all shifts. We offer an
attractive wage and full
benefits package,
including medical,
dental, vision, life, 401K,
paid uniforms, paid
holidays and vacation.
Want to join our growing
team? Come by our
facility from Mon-Fri
8:30AM to 5PM to fill out
an application or call
419-605-9660 to learn
more about the position.
Tastemorr Snacks
300 East Vine Street,
Coldwater, Ohio 45828
Company seeks
hardworking, reliable
and motivated
employees. Must have a
valid driver’s license and
a clean driving record.
No experience
necessary. Please call
419-749-9494 for more
NEEDED!  NEW Drivers
can earn $850/wk +
Benefits! Carrier c
overs cost! Home Every
Weekend! Now
Offering Driver Trainees    
$2,000 Sign-On Bonus!

Would you like a
rewarding career helping
others?  CRSI is looking
for part-time Support
Specialists in
Van Wert County,
working with individuals
with developmental
disabilities.  You must
have a high school
diploma/GED, current
vehicle insurance and
fewer than 6 points on
your driverʼs license. 
Paid training and flexible
schedules. Applications
can be obtained on-line
at or in
person at
13101 Infirmary Road,
Call Melissa @
419-230-9203 to set up
an interview.
& Service Installation.
Must have mechanical
aptitude; will train. Must
have good driving record. Great benefits,
drug-free company.
Great place to retire
from. Please send resume to:

240 Healthcare
At The Fritz House
451 McDonald Pike
 Submit resumes To
Buckeye Family
C/O Bradley Belcher
170 Fair Fax Rd

company in Rockford
looking for part-time CDL
Class A/tanker driver for
weekdays and vacation
coverage. Call
for inquiries

The Schnipke Engraving
Company, a leader in
tight tolerance injection
molding parts has an
immediate opening
for a 2nd shift
Machine Maintenance
position. Interested
applicants should have
2 to 3 years of past
machine maintenance
experience. Past plastic
injection molding
experience a plus.
Interested applicants
should submit resume
with wage history to:
The Schnipke Engraving
P.O. Box 278
Ottoville, Ohio 45876
has an immediate
opening for a truck
position with work hour
of 3 AM to 11:30 AM.
Job duties incude but
are not limited to loading
trucks, pulling orders
and maintaining
Inventory within the
warehouse. Applicants
must be dependable,
self motivated individuals
who learn quickly and
can work in a team
setting. Competitive
wages, dental & life
Insurance, 401K, paid
vacations and holidays.
Please apply in person
at Teem Wholesale
200 W. Skinner Street
Ohio City, Ohio 45874
No phone calls please.

HR/The Gallant Group
6355 Constitution Dr.
Suite A
Fort Wayne, IN 46804



Grand Lake Health
System has an excellent
opportunity for a
manager of our OB GYN
services. This position
will oversee OB GYN
services in both the
hospital environment
and in our OB GYN
physician practice.
Management expertise
in one of the two areas
required. Must be a BSN
with at least 3 years of
clinical experience,
preferably some in OB.
Strong interpersonal
communication and
teambuilding skills
required. Please apply
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305 Apartment/Duplex
For Rent
West Main Street. NO
Dogs. 419-238-9508.

1 BEDROOM & Studios
$300 deposit water and
trash paid
Thistlewood/Ivy Court
$451.00 Monthly
Water Trash Paid
All Appliances Included
1116 Kear Road
“This Institution Is
An Equal
Opportunity Employer”

2500 sq. ft. at
830 W. Main St.
Van Wert.
Ideal for Business or
Personal use.
Call: 419-438-7004

320 House For Rent

126 E Third St,
Van Wert          
Owner seeking rent to
own and lease option
candidates for this
charming, updated 3
bedroom, 1 bath, 1 car
garage home. Old
woodwork, new windows,
newer roof, updates to the
kitchen, bath, carpet, paint
and more. $575 per
month. 419-586-8220.

Stove Refrigerator,
Garage W/D Hook Up
3 Bedroom, 2 Bath,
Recently Remodeled, No
Pets $500/ Rent
Deposit 419-238-6253
922 HUGHES, Van Wert
Owner seeking rent to
own and lease option
candidates for this clean,
3-4 bedroom, 1.5 bath.
Updated kitchen and
baths, new carpet, gas
furnace and central
cooling, newer roof.
$525 per month. 

HOUSE FOR rent in Van
Wert. Modern 3 bedroom
house, 419-438-7004.
LARGE 3 bedroom
home, $625.00 monthly,
NO pets, references,
2 bedroom, basement,
$525.00 monthly,
2 bedroom mobile,
$275.00 monthly

Date: Sat. 8/23
Time: 4:45 pm
Location: Nowak’s Auction
House in Willshire, OH
Items: glassware,
baskets, baseball cards,
bobbleheads, pottery, cast
iron skillets and much more

Nowak’s Auction
Sales - 106 Walcott
St., Willshire, OH

515 Auctions


Sat. 9/6
10:00 am

$400.00 monthly,
$400.00 deposit,
Call 419-667-5590.
320 NORTH Jefferson,
Large Beautiful
1-2 bedroom
with appliances,
References Required




Thu. 8/21
3:00 pm

Location: 102 E. Main St.,
Van Wert
shelving, chairs, pictures
and much more.
Seller(s): City of Van Wert

BeeGee Realty &
Auction Co., Ltd.


Date: Thu. 9/4
Time: 3:00 pm
Location: 1080 Indian Hill
Dr., Van Wert
Items: Antique furniture
& collectibles, piano,
kitchenwares, shop tools,
toolboxes, John Deere 110
riding mower, misc. house &
bedroom furniture
Seller(s): Gordon and the
late Charlotte Morgan; Kris
Black, trustee

335 Rooms For Rent
Country Home, Price

350 Wanted to Rent

425 Houses For Sale

203 TULLY Street
2 1/2 story, double lot,
1 1/2 baths, 4 bedrooms,
2 1/2 car, gas heat, air,
full dry basement.
Call 419-749-2280.
sale, one block from
Crestview School. 3
bedroom, 2 1/2 bath,
move in ready.
Aug 17th from 1pm-3pm.
536 N. Moening St., Delphos. More info on
LOANS-- Not just 1st time
buyers! Low rates! Buy
any home anywhere.
Academy Mortgage
Corporation, 10729
Coldwater Road, Fort
Wayne, IN 46845. Call
Nick Staker:
NLMS-146802. Some restrictions may apply. Largest Independent Mortgage
Banker. Indiana Corp.
State License-10966 Corp
NMLS-3113 LO
License-14894. Equal
Housing Lender. (A)

Manufactured Home On
Marble Lake -Quincy
Michigan Call

555 Garage

Senior. Apartments
Garage Area,
August 14,15, 8-6:00
August 16, 8-12:00
Multiple Families
Downsizing, Furniture,
Collectibles, Clothes,
Household Goods,
Appliances, Baked
Goods, Crocheted Items,
Treadle Sewing
Machine, File Cabinets,
Countertops, Tools,
5000 BTU Air
Conditioner Units, New
4000 Watt Generator,
Motorcycle Gear & Pins,
Men’s Size 13-14W
Boots, Handicapped
Rascal Scooter, Costco
Metal Tables, Electric
Dril, Saws, 10” Table
Saw.No Restroom
Facilities, Parking at
Westwood Apts and
Across The Street.

404 W. 2ND St. Saturday
8/16 8am-4pm. Army
equipment, clothes, and
boots. Home deco, curtains, men’s and women’s
clothes, and miscellaneous.

704 HUDSON & 613
Wayne Sts. Fri-Sat,
8/15-8/16 8am-5pm.
Baby-Toddler 12M-4T,
Boys M-XL, Women’s
and men’s plus size,
bikes, dorm fridge,
bread-maker, aquariums
and accessories, pictures, computer, yard
fertilizer spreader, lots of



FRI. 9/12
10:00 am

Location: 12727 State Line
Road, Ohio City

Items: Ranch style
home, household goods,
woodworking machines,
lawn equipment & more

Items: 30 +/- acres Section 31, Harrison Twp,
Van Wert County, Ohio

Seller(s): Thelma M Allen


Straley Realty &
Auctioneers, Inc.

10079 V.W. Willshire Rd.
3 Family Sale
Someone For Everyone!
1048 Maplewood Drive
Friday 9-4:00
Saturday 9-Noon
Tools, Computer Desk,
Microwave, Lamps,
Linens, Toys, Jr
Clothes, Collectibles,
10912 127 South
Saturday 8-5:00
Girls Clothes 0-4T,
Womens Clothes
Books, Dishes,
1160 Rosalie
Thursday-FridaySaturday, 8-4:00,
Boys 5-12, GIrls Junior
Sm-Lg, Adult Clothes,
Toys, Games, Books,
VHS Movies, Household.
3123 Liberty Union Road
5 Miles North Of US 30
Friday 15th 9-5
Saturday 16th 9-1
Lots of Misc. Something
for Everyone!

or 419.695.0015 dh

579 Picture It Sold

Jefferson Street, Ohio City

Seller(s): GL & CA Snyder
Revocable Living Trust

3rd House On Right Off
Of 127 North
Saturday Only
Lots Of Furniture



3 Family, Moving Sale
18434 SR 118
Furniture, Small
Electronics, Clothes,
Washer, Dryer,
Weedeater, Purses,
Baby Accessories.

555 Garage

321 South Tyler Street
Boys, Girls, Mens,
Womens Clothes,
Primitive Cupboard,
Bears, Crib Mattress,
Home Decor,Lots of
Something For Everyone
662 North Cherry
Friday-Saturday 8-5:00
3 Fish Tanks, Material,
Duck Outfits, Yarn, Lots
of Craft Items
714 Congress Street
Thursday-Saturday 8-4
Air Condition, Shop Vac,
Baby Items,Crib Bedding, Winter Coats,
Clothing,2tTeen and Adult, House
Hold Items, And
Barn Sale
Fiday 9-5
Saturday 9-1
8563 Berger Road
Between(MonmouthWolfcale) Mult-Family
Plus/ Regular
Clothes,Tv’s, Household,
Books, Misc.

Entirely All Different
Girls 0-201/2,
Juniors/Ladies, Mens
Sm-2X, Boys 0-4T,
11547 Liberty Union
Road, Just Past
Thursday-Friday 10-7:00
Saturday 10-5:00
First Friends Church
210 South Franklin
Saturday Only 9-12
Free Clothing Giveaway
Children And Adult

Garage And Bake Sale
Friday-Saturday 9-5
540 Burt Street In The
Back Building
 417 & 419
Gordon Avenue,
 9-4:30 Aug. 15
9-1:00 Aug. 16
 Kids clothes; toys;
construction materials;
household goods;
loveseat; patio blocks.

10 a.m.-5 p.m.
522 South Shannon St.
Tables, Chairs,
Microwave Stand,
Clothes, Christmas Tree,
Shop Vac, License
Plates, Movies, 1980
Harley Davidson
Many New Items.

592 Wanted to Buy

Cash for Gold

Scrap Gold, Gold Jewelry,
Silver coins, Silverware,
Pocket Watches, Diamonds.

2330 Shawnee Rd.
(419) 229-2899

875 Storage


12’x20’ Now
Van Wert
& More

883 N. Washington

555 Garage

Community Garage &
Estate Sale! Friday 8/15
9am-5pm and Saturday
8/16 9am-?. Lots of
sales! Something for
everyone! Just minutes
from Delphos, Spencerville, and Van Wert.

577 Miscellaneous

BRAND NEW in plastic!
Can deliver, $150.
(260) 493-0805

LAMP REPAIR, table or
floor. Come to our store.

583 Pets and Supplies

Obedient Classes in
Van Wert, Ohio
starting September 8th

805 Auto
Grand Am Good

2004 FORD Taurus
SES, PS, PB, AC, new
tires, new struts, VG
Repo Sale. Aug. 21st
Over 100 repossessed
units for sale. Cash only.
deposit per person
required. Register
8am-9:30am. All vehicles
sold AS IS! 4425 W.
Washington Center Road.
FTW. (A)

885 Trailers

CAMPER -1999 Sprinter
37 FT. Sleeps 6 Plus
Newer Air
Conditioner,XL Hot water heater Large
Refrigator,Front Living
Room.Good Condition
$6500 Call

890 Trucks

1991 7500 Bucket Truck,
diesel. Less than 70,000
miles. 40’ Bucket, great
shape, $5,500. Call after
4:00pm 419-695-0832

899 Wanted to Buy

WANTED: A Good Used
Refrigerator and Stove
In Van Wert
Call: 419-438-7004.

930 Legals


The City of Delphos in tends to sell unneeded,
obsolete and unfit per sonal property belonging
to the City of Delphos by
Internet Auction.
1. The items will be listed
on the City of Delphos
website at HYPERLINK
2. GovDeals, Inc. shall be
responsible for the internet
3. The items will be available for bidding for 14
4. The bidder is responsible for picking up the item.
The City will not ship any
5. GovDeals, Inc. will be
responsible for the receipt
of payments and will only
accept PayPal, credit
cards: Visa, MasterCard,
American Express and
Discover, or wire transfer.
6. The items must be
picked up within 10 days
of the Buyer’s Certificate.
Shane Coleman
Safety Service Director

930 Legals

Vanessa S. Stevens whose last place of residence is 515 Burt Street,
Van Wert, OH 45891, John Doe, Unknown Spouse, if any, of Vanessa
S. Stevens whose last place of residence is 515 Burt Street, Van Wert,
OH 45891 but whose present place of residence is unknown will take
notice that on June 16, 2014, The Huntington National Bank successor by merger Sky Bank filed its Complaint in Case No. CV1406081 in
the Court of Common Pleas Van Wert County, Ohio alleging that the
Defendants Vanessa S. Stevens, John Doe, Unknown Spouse, if any,
of Vanessa S. Stevens have or claim to have an interest in the real
estate described below:

Bee Gee Realty &
Auction Co., LTD.

Location: 407 West

Straley Realty &
Auctioneers, Inc.

430 Mfg./Mobile
For Sale

Thursday 8/14 5:00pm9:00pm, Friday 8/15
9:00am-5:00pm, Saturday 8/16 9:00am-Noon.
Something for everyone!
Maps available at sale
Homes/House for rent.
View homes online at
inquire at 419-692-3951
Thursday, August 14
325 Rent
Friday, August 15
Saturday, August 16
2 Bedroom
Mobile Home
Maps Available at Sale

515 Auctions


515 Auctions


1001 S. Adams St.
10816 Holdgreve Rd. Delphos



3:00-4:30 p.m.


Dick CLARK Real Estate

Dick CLARK Real Estate

Janet Kroeger

515 Auctions

Date: Wed. 8/20
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: 18972 Wetzel
Rd., Middle Point, OH
Items: Brick ranch house, 3
bedrooms, 1½ baths, 2 car
attached garage, full basement and two sheds with
a one acre lot, Lincolnview
Schools area
Seller(s): Rosemary
Thatcher Trust Estate


Software Developer
Local manufacturer of
custom furniture has an
opportunity for a
Software Developer. The
ideal candidate should
have strong skills in MS
SQL Server, Visual
Studio, VB.NET, C#, &
windows/web based
applications. A
Bachelor’s Degree in IT
or related discipline, with
three years of
experience is preferred.
Smith Brothers is a
progressive, growing
company that offers an
excellent working
and competitive
Please send resume to:
Human Resources
P.O. Box 270
Berne, Indiana 46711

efficiency rooms,
$330.00 per month. All
utilities & cable TV
included. 419-771-0969.


Thousands of Dollars
have been spent to
update this charming
3 bed, 2 bath 2 story
offering full usable
basement, rear fenced
yard with deck and
detached garage. Very,
Very sharp for $89,900.
See you there!

202 Marion Ave.


Stove, fridge, washer/
dryer hookup. Available

425 Houses For Sale

1:00-2:30 p.m.

310 Commercial/
Industrial For Rent

House With W/D Hookup
DELPHOS 2 bedroom For An Older
apartment. Ideal for 1 or Non-Smoking Gardner
2 people. $325/month. With A Bird Companion
P h . Respond To P.O. Box
933, Van Wert, Ohio


OPEN HOUSE, SUN., Aug 17 1-3
631 N. Jefferson Van Wert

255 Professional

255 Professional

Marion, Ohio 43302
most evenings, includes
benefits. Send resume to
with at least 3-5 yrs.
Skinner St., Delphos,
operating room and/or
OH 45833 or to , critical care experience.
This full time position will
review medical records
at a local facility. No
weekends, evenings
or holidays.
Please send resume to:
has available positions

for full-time sewing
machine operators.
Current or previous
sewing experience is a
plus but not required. A
strong work ethic is
required. Please e-mail
detailed résumé to or
apply in person
8:00am to 4:30 pm at:
KAM Mfg, Inc.
1197 Grill road
Van Wert, OH 45891

245 Manufacturing/

235 Help Wanted


235 Help Wanted

Olde english BulldOgge puppies
• 4 male, 1 female
• Father is Grand
Champion show dog
• Available 8/11/14


Saturday, August 16 & Sunday, August 17, 2014 B5


• Located in Decatur


Permanent Parcel Number: 12-030324.0000; Property Address: 515 Burt Street, Van Wert, Ohio 45891. The legal description may be obtained from the Van Wert County Auditor
at 121 East Main Street, Van Wert, Ohio 45891, 419-238-0843.
The Petitioner further alleges that by reason of default of the Defendants in the payment of a promissory note, according to its tenor, the
conditions of a concurrent mortgage deed given to secure the payment
of said note and conveying the premises described, have been broken,
and the same has become absolute. The Petitioner prays that the Defendants named above be required to answer and set up their interest
in said real estate or be forever barred from asserting the same, for
foreclosure of said mortgage, the marshaling of any liens, and the sale
of said real estate, and the proceeds of said sale applied to the payment of Petitioner’s Claim in the proper order of its priority, and for such
other and further relief as is just and equitable.
F. Peter Costello, Attorney at Law
Attorney for Plaintiff-Petitioner
P.O. Box 39696
Solon, Ohio 44139
August 2, 9, & 16, 2014



B6 Saturday, August 16 & Sunday, August 17, 2014

Times Bulletin/Delphos Herald

Head-over-heels romantics should come back to earth
DEAR ABBY: I have been
single for a couple of years. I
have always been levelheaded
when it comes to romance, but
I’m finding myself unable to
control my feelings about the
new man I’m seeing. “Brent”
is smart, intelligent, sweet and
loving. We have been dating
for a little over a week and he
has already given me keys to
his place. (I have a roommate,
or I would have given him my
keys, too!)
I love him. He loves me. I
am so happy. I feel calm and
confident about how we’re progressing. This is a first for me. I
know it’s unusually fast, but my
parents got married six weeks
after they met, and they’re still
happy together after 37 years.
Love at first sight is rare, but I

think this is it. Your thoughts?
DEAR WOWED: I’m glad
for your parents, but because
they married six weeks after
they met does not mean you
must repeat history. Right
now, you and Brent appear
to be caught up in a whirl of
endorphins and adrenaline.
Because you asked for my

thoughts I’ll share them: Slow
down until both of you have
your feet back on the ground
because that is how solid relationships are built. Your folks
were an exception to the rule.
If you don’t believe me, ask
** ** **
62-year-old male. My problem
is I have never been married,
and when I go on dates, women always want to know why
I’m still single.
The reasons are financial
and also that I’m allergic to
cats. (A lot of women own
cats.) I have never made much
money, and I live with my
mother. I can’t afford to move
out, and even when I had a
place of my own, it didn’t

make much difference. I’d
like to be married, but this has
become a catch-22. No one
wants to marry me because I
have never been married.
I have looked this issue up
online and it is a huge problem;
women definitely discriminate
against never-married men.
Sometimes I wonder if I should
lie and say I’m a widower.
What can I say to women who
interrogate me about this? —
If you lie about the fact that
you’re a lifelong bachelor,
at some point the truth will
come out and your credibility
will be shot. That’s why I’m
advising you to tell the truth,
the whole truth and nothing

but the truth.
Your marital status is nothing to be ashamed of. Not
everyone is meant to be married. You say you are 62 and
live with your mother because you can’t afford to live
on your own. Has it occurred
to you that you might not be
able to afford being married?
Also, marriage is a big adjustment for anyone — male or
female. There is no guarantee
that a person who has become
set in his or her ways can successfully make that transition.
This is not to say that you
shouldn’t have companionship, but you don’t need a wife
for that. A good friend — or
several — could provide it.
** ** **
Dear Abby is written by

Abigail Van Buren, also
known as Jeanne Phillips, and
was founded by her mother,
Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear
Abby at
or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.
** ** **
For everything you need
to know about wedding planning, order “How to Have a
Lovely Wedding.” Send your
name and mailing address,
plus check or money order for
$7 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby,
Wedding Booklet, P.O. Box
447, Mount Morris, IL 610540447. (Shipping and handling
are included in the price.)
1130 Walnut, Kansas City,
MO 64106; 816-581-7500

Homemade relief
Dear Heloise: I remember
seeing a recipe for homemade
cold packs. Could you please
reprint it? — A Reader, via
Ah, this is a great moneysaving recipe! It is easy to
make. Use 3 parts water to
1 part alcohol. For example,
3/4 cup of water and 1/4 cup
of rubbing alcohol. There are
different strengths of isopropyl alcohol, and you can use
any of them for the cold pack.
The higher the alcohol content (60, 70 or 90 percent), the
lower the freezing point. So,
if you use 90 percent alcohol,
the pack won’t freeze solid
and will be sort of slushy, but
will still work.
Pour into a sturdy zipperedtop bag, press out the air, then
put that into another bag for
double protection. If you want
to add food coloring so they
will be easily identifiable, do
so. You MUST label them as
such, so that no one mistakes
them for a frozen treat! They
can be used over and over. —
Dear Readers: A reader,
via email, sent a picture of
her two dogs, Mulan and
Georgette, wearing faux-fur
vests. They are sitting in front
of a bone backdrop. The reader
said Mulan and Georgette are
A reader sent in this picture of her two dogs, Mulan and Georgette, wearing great models and love having
faux-fur vests. (Photo submitted)
their picture taken. — Heloise

Dear Heloise: The other
day, I put my two dogs on
their leashes on a post in the
yard. I was watching out the
window as my Lab, Lucy, got
on her back and was writhing
back and forth, scratching her
back for quite a while. I was
laughing, until I noticed she
was going down the hill and
choking because of her collar
and couldn’t get up.
Thankfully, she got up, but
she was heaving a bit when I
got to her. It never happened
before, but it scared me! You
have to be careful when putting dogs on a post. — Alma
T., via email
Glad she is OK, and thankfully you were there and
watching! Dogs (and cats)
can inadvertently get into
some very dangerous trouble.
Please be careful when hooking them to a post or another
stable item. Also, take note
of anything their collars can
get caught on, like fencing or
decks! — Heloise
Dear Heloise: Every time
I opened those little cups
of fruit, I would get juice
splashed on me! I learned to
hold the cup over the sink and
open it away from me, and
then juice doesn’t get on me. If
you lean the cup back from the
opening, it doesn’t spill at all!
— Penny, via email


Dear Heloise: I love doing the crossword puzzles in
the paper, but they are often
small and hard for me to see.
I use my copier to enlarge the
puzzle. Not only is it easier to
read, I can just make another
copy if I make a mistake. —
H.D. in Texas
(c)2014 by King Features
Syndicate Inc.

228 N. Main Street, Delphos
Office: 419-692-2249


SUN., AUG. 17 1:30-2:30
•735 N. Jefferson St, Delphos
FIRST TIME OPEN! 3BR ranch, close
to park & pool, garage!

•820 Pinehurst Dr, Delphos

2 car garage!

SUN., AUG. 17 3:00-4:00

•111 E. Sixth St, Delphos
basement, garage!

•12250 State Rd, Delphos

COUNTRY, 4BR, 2BA, outbuilding
& more!

Business & service Directory
To advertise, e-mail or call 419.695.0015 (Delphos Herald)


610 Automotive
CALL-- to get rid of that
junk car, truck or van!!
Cash on the spot! Free
towing. Call
260-745-8888. (A)


625 Construction

Joe Miller



610 Automotive

Premier Turf Mgt.
Seeking Qualified
Individual For Mowing &
Snow Removal
Postion Call For
Interview 419-749-2975


610 Automotive

Buying or Hauling
Used, Wrecked or Junk Vehicles.
Scrap Metal of all kinds.
Roll-off container
services available
Certified Scale on Site
(419) 363-CARS (2277)


610 Automotive


Transmission, Inc.
• automatic transmission
• standard transmission
• differentials
• transfer case
• brakes & tune up

2 miles north of Ottoville



625 Construction


• Roofing • Siding • Decks
• Windows • Doors
• House Remodel


3946 Middle Point Wetzel Rd.
Middle Point, Ohio



625 Construction




& Commercial
• Agricultural Needs
• All Concrete Work

Mark Pohlman

cell 419-233-9460


650 Health/Beauty

Massage Therapy
by Vince Morgan
2 locations—
Willshire & Van Wert
$30/hr. full body appts.



650 Health/Beauty

Laura Morgan
Products available in Van
Wert at Tracy’s Flea Market
and Red Neck Pickers, and in
Willshire at Nowak’s.



655 Home Repair and Remodel

660 Home Services

Over 28 years experience


All Types of Roofing

• Garages • Room Additions • New Homes • Concrete Work

Call 419.605.7326 or 419.232.2600


Repair and
655 Home

Quality Home
• Roofing &
• Seamless
• Decks
• Windows &
• Electrical
• Complete
No job too small!

A local business


Repair and
655 Home



• Residential
• Commercial
• Agricultural
• 40yr Lifetime

40 years combined
Call For Appointment


Best price & service anywhere!




(up to 101 united inches

Also call us for
Doors - Siding
Roofing - Awnings
Ph. 419-339-4938
or 419-230-8128
660 Home Services

Smith’s Home
and Repair

• Metal Roofing
• Siding
• Doors
• Garage


665 Lawn,


• Trimming & Removal
• Stump Grinding
• 24 Hour Service • Fully Insured


(419) 235-8051

670 Miscellaneous

Specializing in
5 gal. water • Softener salt
Residential & Commercial

Delivered to
your door

MAINTENANCE 419.786.0053
690 Computer/
• Mowing
• Landscaping
• Lawn Seeding

Brent Day




Controllers, 7 Games,
$250. 419-692-6102 or


700 Painting

Eric’s Paintworks &
Pressure Washing
Interior • Exterior • Commercial • Residential

Bonded & Insured

Tree Trimming,
Topping & Removal,
Brush Removal



665 Lawn,

665 Lawn, Garden, Landscaping


Repair and
655 Home

Washers • Dryers • Refrigerators
Freezers • Stoves • Dishwashers
Air Conditioners

Lifetime Warranty



Repair & Parts

Experienced Amish Carpentry
Roofing, remodeling,
concrete, pole barns, garages
or any construction needs.



Cell 704.557.6723

665 Lawn,


Mueller Tree

715 Blacktop/Cement


Fully insured


665 Lawn,


• Trimming • Topping • Thinning
• Deadwooding
Stump, Shrub & Tree Removal
Since 1973


Bill Teman 419-302-2981
Ernie Teman 419-230-4890


665 Lawn,

A&S Tree Service
trimming, removal

Free estimates
fully insured

419.586.5518 |

Specializing in
Concrete Stamping


670 Miscellaneous

Located 714 E. Main St., Van Wert
939 E. 5th St., Delphos
9:00 AM-6:00 PM DAILY

9557 St. Rt. 66, Delphos, OH 45833

419-692-5749 • 419-234-6566


670 Miscellaneous



Security Fence
•Pass Code •Lighted Lot
•Affordable •2 Locations
Why settle for less?



670 Miscellaneous


Fabrication & Welding Inc.



Larry McClure

5745 Redd Rd., Delphos


670 Miscellaneous


Across from Arby’s

Commercial & Residential

11 Years Experience
Free Estimates
Fully insured

Fabrication & Welding Inc.


715 Blacktop/Cement

40 custom colors of
seal coat available

paRking lots
asphalt seal
Custom line
Fully insuRed

Our prices will nOt be beat!
A Star-Seal Preferred


Saturday, August 16 & Sunday, August 17, 2014


A DHI Media publication

Russia denies
its vehicles
destroyed in
on Friday said a Russian military column ventured overnight
into Ukraine, and the Ukrainian president said his forces
destroyed most of it. Russia denied all of this, but the reports
spooked global markets and
overshadowed optimism driven
by agreement over a Russian
aid convoy bound for eastern
The White House said
it was looking into what it
called unconfirmed reports
that Ukraine’s security forces
disabled vehicles in a Russian
military convoy inside Ukraine.
The Russian aid convoy of
more than 250 trucks has been
a source of tensions since it set
off from Moscow on Tuesday.
Kiev and the West were suspicious that the mission could be
a pretext for a Russian military
incursion into eastern Ukraine,
where government forces are
battling pro-Russia separatists
and clawing back rebel-held
Throughout the eastern crisis that erupted in April, there
have been consistent allegations
that Russia is fomenting or directing the rebellion. Moscow
rejects the allegations and the
high-profile aid convoy could
be aimed, in part, at portraying
Russia as interested in cooling
the conflict. Russian President
Vladimir Putin appeared to
cultivate that perception in a
Thursday speech in which he
said Russia hopes for peace in
It was not clear what Russia could hope to gain by sending in a military column while
world attention was trained on
its efforts to get the aid convoy
into eastern Ukraine.
But some foreign journalists reported that Russian armored personnel carriers were
seen crossing into Ukraine on
Thursday night.


European Union on Friday
forged a unified response to
the rapid advance of Islamic
militants in Iraq and the resulting refugee crisis, allowing direct arms deliveries to
Kurdish fighters battling the
Sunni insurgents. Several EU
nations pledged more humanitarian aid.
The emergency meeting of
the bloc’s 28 foreign ministers
in Brussels marked a shift toward greater involvement in
Iraq, following weeks during
which the Europeans mainly
considered the situation an
American problem because of
the 2003 U.S.-led Iraq invasion.
EU ministers pledged to
step up efforts to help those
fleeing advancing Islamic
State militants, with several
nations announcing they will
fly dozens of tons of aid to
northern Iraq over the coming
“First of all, we need to
make sure that we alleviate humanitarian suffering,”
Dutch Foreign Minister Frans
Timmermans told reporters.
“Secondly, I believe we need
to make sure that (Islamic
State) is not in a position to
overrun the Kurds or to take a
stronger hold on Iraq.”
France has pledged to ship
weapons to the Kurds and
Britain is delivering ammunition and military supplies
obtained from eastern European nations and is considering sending more weaponry.

Police identify
officer, allege teen
robbed store

Associated Press

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Police on Friday identified
the officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager and
released documents alleging the young man had been suspected of stealing a $48.99 box of cigars from a convenience
store in a “strong-arm” robbery shortly before he was killed.
Police Chief Thomas Jackson said the officer did not
know the teen was a robbery suspect at the time of the shooting and stopped Michael Brown and a companion “because
they were walking down the middle of the street blocking
Darren Wilson, a 28-year-old white officer, has patrolled
suburban St. Louis for six years and had no previous complaints filed against him, Jackson said.
Brown’s relatives said no robbery would justify shooting the teen after he put his hands up. Family attorneys said
Brown’s parents were blindsided by the allegations and the
release of a surveillance video from the store.
“It appears to be him,” attorney Daryl Parks said, referring to the footage, which he said was released without any
advance notice from police.
The police chief described Wilson as “a gentle, quiet
man” who had been “an excellent officer.” He has been on
the Ferguson force for four years and served prior to that in
the neighboring community of Jennings.
Wilson, who was placed on administrative leave after the
Aug. 9 shooting, “never intended for any of this to happen,”
Jackson said.
According to police reports released Friday, authorities
received a 911 call at 11:51 a.m. on the day of the shooting
reporting a robbery at the Ferguson Market. An unidentified officer was dispatched to the store, arriving within three
minutes. The officer interviewed an employee and customer,

Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson releases
the name of the officer accused of fatally shooting
an unarmed black teenager Friday, Aug. 15, 2014,
in Ferguson, Mo. Jackson announced that the
officer’s name is Darren Wilson. (AP Photo/Jeff
who gave a description of a man who stole the cigars and
walked off with another man toward a QuikTrip store.
Descriptions of the suspect were broadcast over the police
radio. The officer did not find the suspects either on the street
or at the QuikTrip, the reports said.
The robber took a box of Swisher Sweets, a brand of
small, inexpensive cigars. The suspects were identified as
18-year-old Michael Brown and 22-year-old Dorian Johnson,
according to the reports.
Separately, Wilson had been responding to a nearby call
involving a sick 2-month child from 11:48 am until noon,
when he left that place. A minute later, he encountered Brown
walking down Canfield Drive. The documents contained no
description of what happened between Brown and Wilson.
Johnson has told reporters that the officer ordered the pair
to move onto the sidewalk, then grabbed his friend’s neck
and tried to pull him into the car before brandishing his
weapon and firing.
He said Brown started to run and the officer pursued him,
firing multiple times.

Pigs, cows and votes: Candidates try for farm cred
— For candidates in the Midwest, almost nothing tops a
photo opportunity with a barnyard animal or a colorful anecdote about life on the farm.
Take Mary Burke, a former
business executive running as a
Democrat for governor in Wisconsin, who recently paused to
check out the cows at a county
fair. Or Illinois venture capi-

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talist Bruce Rauner, who talks
about his dairy farmer grandfather as a role model in his Republican bid for governor. And
then there is Iowa U.S. Senate
candidate Joni Ernst, a Republican who gained national attention with an ad touting her hog
castration skills.
Most voters in these states
don’t work on farms. Most candidates don’t either. But many
of those seeking office seem to
be stretching farther than ever
for a barnyard background to
establish some common-man

“It’s the classic ‘I grew up in
a log cabin and walked uphill
to school both ways,’” said Sue
Dvorksy, a former chair of the
Iowa Democratic Party.
Sometimes the connection
requires a bit of tractor-pulling
Rauner is a millionaire with
two Ivy League degrees, but his
official biography stresses that
thanks to granddad: “Bruce
knew how to ride a horse at 6,
milk a cow at 8, and shoot a
rifle at 10.” Burke’s main selling
point is her successes with the
family bicycle company, but a

Global turmoil hasn’t
sunk US markets. Yet.
NEW YORK (AP) — Europe appears on the brink of
another recession. Islamic militants have seized Iraqi territory.
Russian troops have massed on
the Ukraine border, and the resulting sanctions are disrupting
trade. An Ebola outbreak in Africa and Israel’s war in Gaza are
contributing to the gloom.
It’s been a grim summer in
much of the world. Yet investors in the United States have
largely shrugged it off — so
far at least.
A big reason is that five
years after the Great Recession officially ended, the
U.S. economy is showing a
strength and durability that
other major nations can only
envy. Thanks in part to the
Federal Reserve’s ultra-low
interest rates, employers have
ramped up hiring, factories
have boosted production and
businesses have been making
All of this has cushioned the
U.S. economy from the economic damage abroad. And
investors have responded by
keeping U.S. stocks near all-

time highs. Not even reports
Friday of a Ukrainian attack on
Russian military vehicles unnerved investors for long, with
blue chip stocks regaining nearly all their midday losses by the
“We’re in a much better
place psychologically,” says
Mark Zandi, chief economist
at Moody’s Analytics. “And
it’s allowing us to weather the
geopolitical threats much more
Still, the global turmoil
comes at a delicate time.
China, the world’s secondbiggest economy, is struggling
to contain the fallout from a
runaway lending and investment boom that’s powered its
growth since before the 2008
financial crisis. The economies of Japan and Germany,
the world’s third- and fourthlargest, shrank in the spring.
So did Italy’s.
It might not take much —
an oil-price spike, a prolonged
recession in Europe, a plunge
in business or consumer confidence — to derail the global

key photo on her website shows
her in a denim shirt in front of
a tractor.
Recently in Iowa, both the
governor and lieutenant governor, who do have rural backgrounds, felt the need to also
assert their animal slaughter
“I held the hogs while the
veterinarian castrated it,” Gov.
Terry Branstad said at a June
news conference.
Then Lt. Gov. Kim Reynold
chimed in: “I didn’t castrate
hogs, but I do know how to
skin a chicken and I can do that

pretty well.”
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Nowhere is a rural record
more desirable than Iowa, a
state with strong farming roots
even though two-thirds of the
population lives in urban areas.
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farms, gobble pie at state fairs
and talk farm subsidies. While
Ernst’s ad became fodder for
late-night comedy, it also struck
a chord that helped propel the
state lawmaker to victory in the
five-way GOP primary.

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allen County
City of Delphos
Scott L. and Nicole L. Fetzer to David R. Strayer, 477 S. Main St.,
Delphos, $84,200.
Douglas M. and Michele L. Martz to Bradley D. and Audra M.
Mohler, 814 Fort Jennings Road, Delphos, $150,000.
Village of elida
Brandon W. and Julia A. DePaoli to Trevor A. DePoli, 5661 Clover
Ridge Dr., Elida, $121,000.
Maurice and Shirley Mims to Timothy R. Alderman, 708 Sunnydale St., Elida, $18,000.
Troy A. and Heather A. Selover to Chad A. and Allison M. Gay,
318 E. North St., Elida, $140,000.
Marion township
Sue A. and Steven L. Dancer to Matthew Metcalfe, 5005 Old Delphos Road, Lima, $210,000.
Marvin L. and Nancy J. Kirchhofer to David F. and Lily A. Bear,
4857 N. Kemp Road, Lima, $138,500.
sugar Creek township
John E. Morris and Jane A. Clevenger co-trustees of M. Annetta
Morris Revocable Trust to Merle M. and Ruth E. Miller, 6860 N.
West St., Lima, $1,500,000.
Putnam County
Esme E. Phillips, dec. aka E. Eileen Phillips, dec. 10.170 acres and
.004 acre, Van Buren Township and 13.144 acres, .52 acre and .093
acre, Belmore, to Wayne F. Phillips Sr.
Gregory A. Simon, Michael F. Simon, Marilyn Simon and Betty
Simon, .61 acre Monroe Township to Dylan R. Geckle and Taylor M.
Richard L. Pittenger, Lot 34, Continental, to Huntington National
James R. Coats and Debra J. Coats, Lots 23 and 16, Riley Township
to Donald Shartell and Shannon S. Shartell.
Clara L. Gerker, Gerald L. Gerker, Michael C. Gerker, Daniel E.
Gerker, Annita H. Flanagan, Mary Ann Schmit, Doris Ann Gerker,
Mark U. Gerker, Catherine L. Gerker, Carol J. Gerker, Harold M. Flanagan, Arthur M. Schmit and Susann M. Gerker, .519 acre, .218 acre
and .161 acre Jackson Township to State of Ohio Department of Transportation.
Hoyt Properties LLC, Lots 813, 812, 1, 2, 76, 75 and 176, Ottawa, to
Robert J. Nichols II.
Gerald Kuhlman LE and Joan Kuhlman LE, Lot 4 Ottawa to Karen
J. Ellerbrock, Janet Heres, Jeff R. Kuhlman, Roger G. Kuhlman and
Brian Kuhlman.
Julie J. Brown, 38.50 acres, Palmer Township to Steve Shaffer.
Kurt Lawrence Schroeder and Sara Schroeder, .744 acre, Riley
Township to Adam J. Kaufman and Heidi L. Kaufman.
Nancy L. Warnimont TR, Erick Warnimont TR, Tammy Kirkendall TR and Allen L. Warnimont TR, 10.0 acres Palmer Township to
Dustin J. Palmer and Heather D. Palmer.
Michael K. Frazier II and Dana N. Frazier, Lot 119 Gilboa, to Powell
E. Prater and Charlotte L. Prater.
Thomas J. Hermiller and Janet K. Hermiller, Lot 799, Columbus
Grove, to Thomas J. Hermiller.
Thomas J. Hermiller LE and Janet K. Hermiller, Lot 799, Columbus
Grove, to Janet K. Hermiller.
Janet K. Hermiller LE and Thomas J. Hermiller, Lot 799, Columbus
Grove, to Gove Street LLC.
Matthew A. Ricker and Chelsea Bea Ricker, Lots 96 and 99
Glandorf, to Matthew Allen Ricker and Chelsea Bea Ricker.
Diana L. Darbyshire LE, Lot 853, Columbus Grove, to Imm Darbyshire LLC.
Gary M. Allen, Sharon K. Allen, Diana L. Darbyshire, George E.
Verhoff, Betty Johneen Verhoff, Michael J. Allen, Marilyn L. Allen,
Roger C. Hanneman and Bonnie Kathleen Hanneman, Lot 866, Columbus Grove, to Harold R. Warnecke and Patricia M. Warnecke.
Fred W. Verhoff, Alvera D. Verhoff and F. A. Verhoff LLC, 2.582
acres Palmer Township, to Brock M. Verhoff and Tiffany J. Utrup.
Blessed Acres 5 LLC, 21.874 acres and 10.0 acres, Liberty Township to Vincent T. Schroeder TR, Jeanne K. Schroeder and Jeanne K.
Schroeder TR.
Sylvester J. Closson Jr. and Charlene A. Closson, Lots 79 and 80,
Ottawa, to Village of Ottawa.
Jodi L. Kisseberth aka Jody Kisseberth, 28.378 acres, Blanchard
Township to Lawrence E. Kisseberth.
Lawrence E. Kisseberth and Kaylee C. Kisseberth, 28.378 acres,
Blanchard Township to Anthony C. Crawfis and Constance A. Crawfis.
Steven J. Wiener and Pauletta K. Wiener, Lot 39, Kalida to Mark
Factor and Irene Factor.
Delores A. Hicks, Thelma Hunter, Ronald D. Hunter, Donald G.
Hunter, Robert L. Hunter, Eugene Meyers, Linda Hunter and Marva
Meyers, 12.685 acres, Greensburg Township to Elmer W. Landwehr
and Jane M. Landwehr.
Robert Groff and Brenda Groff, 77.243 acres, Monroe Township, to
Josh Crossgrove, Scott Crossgrove, Katie Groff and Sara Groff.
Josh Crossgrove, Scott Crossgrove, Katie Groff aka Kathryn E.
Groff fka Katie Motier, Sara C. Groff, Ashley N. Crossgrove and Kristina S. Crossgrove, 77.243 acres Monroe Township to Robert Groff and
Brenda Groff.
Josh Crossgrove, Scott Crossgrove, Katie Groff aka Kathryn E.
Groff fka Katie Motier, Sara Groff, Kristina S. Crossgrove and Ashley
N. Crossgrove, 77.243 acres Monroe Township to MVH Custom Work
Alan J. Kuhlman and Theresa R. Kuhlman, Lot 438, Glandorf, to T
& A Properties LLC.
Jean A. Croy, Lot 369, Ottawa, to Maple Street Rentals LLC.
Jeffrey J. Morman and Katie R. Morman, 2.50 acres Greensburg
Township, to Terry Stechschulte and Linda Stechschulte.
Mark J. Schroeder and Margery M. Schroeder 5.08 acres Pleasant
Township to Mark J. Schroeder and Margery M. Schroeder.
Van Wert County
Nationstar Mortgage LLC, Champion Mortgage of Ohio to Matthew J. Luebrecht, Terry Luebrecht, inlot 901, Delphos.
Richard A. Stegaman, Mary K. Stegaman, Mary K. Wurst to
Christine Davis, Carla Welfle, lots 309-3, 309-4, Van Wert subdivision, outlot 72-1, Van Wert.
Carol Anne Kimmey, James W. Kimmey, Carol-Anne Kimmey
to Bonita R. Wagonrod, inlot 3456, Van Wert.
Wade Philip Wright, Beldeana Wright to Christopher J. Keating,
Michelle L. Keating, portion of section 1, Washington Township.
Ryan Stoller, Kori Stoller to Narrow Path Properties LTD, inlot
3407, Van Wert.
Bruce R. Oliver to William Lowe, Teresa Lowe, inlot 145, portion
of inlot 146, Ohio City.
Virginia E. Gudakunst to Carol A. Greulach, inlot 3930, Van Wert
(Fox Run condo unit 3A).
Linda Sue Heindel to Linda Sue Heindel, Patricia L. Flore, inlot
739, Delphos.
Mark A. Palacios, Dawn M. Palacios, Dawn N. Palacios to CK
Six’s Limited, portion of inlot 121, Convoy.
Estate of Donald L. Owens to Janice K. Owens, Janice K. Kryling,
lot 4-1, Convoy subdivision.
Janice K. Owens, Janice K. Kryling, John Kryling to Wilmer B.
Bowers, lot 4-1, Convoy subdivision.
Terri L. Barnes to Steven M. Barnes, inlot 2975, Van Wert.
Estate of Roger E. Mowry to Corinne W. Mowry, inlot 3770, Van
Jodi M. Hershey to Eric R. Hershey, lot 73-3, Delphos subdivision.
Estate of Lora L. McLemore to Denver McLemore, portion of section 22, Harrison Township.

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