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Utility bills lost
in the mail
The City of Delphos has
gotten many calls from residents reporting they have not
received their utility bill.
The city contacted the
post office and found that
all the mail was sent to
Columbus for distribution
and not all of it was returned
to Delphos. Residents
should receive them soon.
Contact the city offices
at 419-695-4010 for any
questions regarding a bill.

Pathfinders 4-H
meets Feb. 15

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Lung cancer now top


cancer killer for women
BY MARILYNN MARCHIONE
Associated Press
For the first time, lung cancer has passed
breast cancer as the leading cause of cancer
deaths for women in rich countries.
The reason is smoking, which peaked years
later for women than it did for men. Lung
cancer has been the top cancer killer for men
for decades.
Were seeing the deaths now from lung
cancer due to a rise in smoking by women
three decades ago, said Lindsey Torre of
the American Cancer Society. The society
released a report Wednesday, based on new
numbers from the International Agency for
Research on Cancer.
Some highlights:

THE CANCER BURDEN


Globally, there were about 14 million new
cancer cases and 8 million cancer deaths in
2012, the most recent year for which numbers
are available.
Developing countries account for 57 percent of cancer cases and 65 percent of cancer
deaths, Torre said.
MEN VS. WOMEN, RICH VS. POOR
COUNTRIES
For men, lung cancer has been the leading
cause of cancer death globally for several
decades. In poor countries, breast cancer
remains the top cancer killer for women.
Colon cancer has grown as a cause of death
worldwide.
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Delphos, Ohio

Delphos home raided


for child pornography
INFORMATION SUBMITTED

DELPHOS At approximately 9 a.m. Wednesday,


officers from the Delphos Police Department and agents
from the Toledo and Lima Division of the FBI executed
a federal search warrant at the residence of a 65 year old
male located in the 400 block of South Franklin Street.
This search warrant was executed in regards to child
pornography. Located inside the residence were computers and multiple computer related items that were
seized. These items will be forensically examined by
the FBI.
After the forensic analysis of the computers is complete, the case will be reviewed by a federal prosecutor
out of the United States District Attorneys Office
(Toledo Division) to determine what, if any, charges
against the male are appropriate.
If the male is formally charged with any crime his
name, and charges, will be released to the public.

Pathfinders are starting their 2015 year at the


Delphos Recreation Center
at 3:30-5 p.m. on Feb 15.
Anyone interested in
joining please call Sue
Hempfling at 419-236-6429.

Clear a path
for mail
carriers

Relay team sets


Taco Dinner

Information Submitted

The Franklin Elementary


Relay Team will hold a
Taco Dinner from 11 a.m.
to 1 p.m. on Sunday at the
school with carry-out only.
Tickets are $7 and include
three tacos, rice, chips
and salsa and a cookie.
Contact Shelly Kroeger
at 419-692-2409 or Joyce
Wiechart at 419-303-2443.
Proceeds go to the
Delphos Relay for Life.

Sports
Denise Cressman has been a fixture at the Delphos Public Library in the childrens department for more than 17 years.
She will retire as Childrens Librarian within the next several weeks. (DHI Media/Nancy Spencer)

St. Johns 5K
Walk/Run
The Delphos community
will pray together, run and
offer money to the needy
at the Run Your Ashes Off
5K Walk/Run Feb. 18.
Registration will be
from 4:30-5:30 p.m. in the
St. Johns Annex at 722
S. Jefferson St. The Ash
Wednesday Service will
begin at 5:30 p.m. inside
the Annex. The race starts
at 5:45 p.m. and is open to
runners and walkers of all
ages and faith traditions.
Registration is a $10
donation or $25 for registration and shirt.
Forms are available at
the school and parish offices
or can be downloaded at
delphosstjohnsparish.org.
Proceeds will benefit the
St. Vincent DePaul Society.

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Obituaries
State/Local
Farm
Community
Sports
Classifieds
Comics and Puzzles
World news

BY NANCY SPENCER
DHI Media Editor
nspencer@delphosherald.com

DELPHOS For the past 17


years, Denise Cressman has nurtured
the love of books and reading in children at the Delphos Public Library.
Those very encounters are what the
childrens librarian will miss the most
when she ends her career in the
upcoming weeks.
I will miss being with the groups
of children and interacting with them
and their families, Cressman said
Wednesday. We live in the age of
computers, data bases and online card
catalogues but there is no replacement for hands-on experience with an

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actual book.
Cressman replaced Childrens
Librarian Wilma Humpert in 1998
after spending a year at the Lima
Public Library. Prior to that, she had
worked at a book store and was a
substitute teacher. Right after college,
she was in social work.
All those pieces worked to come
together for the childrens librarian
position, Cressman said.
As she looks back, Cressman said
shes surprised she didnt seek work
at a library when she first finished
college.
In elementary and junior high I
was always in the library doing stuff
and helping check books in and out,
she said. I loved it. I dont know

why I didnt go that direction right


off the bat.
While spending time with the
children is always her first preference, Cressman has also developed
an impressive collection of books for
her young readers.
You have to know your patron
base and what they like and what they
need, she said. I was fortunate that
when I first started the library was
expanding the childrens section, so
I had plenty of room to add the collection.
Cressman
also
introduced
Storytime and Toddlertime to the
local location.
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Teen rapist given 112-year sentence appeals to top court


By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS
Associated Press

Partly cloudy
this morning
then clearing.
Highs around
15. Lows 5
to 10 above.
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Index

Cressman turning the page

With the recent snowfall,


Postal Service carriers will
attempt to make deliveries wherever possible. The
Northern Ohio District is
asking customers to help
with the safe delivery of
mail by keeping walkways
and sidewalks clear from
snow and ice. In past winter
storm events, Postal carriers
have suffered serious injuries related to slips, trips
and falls due to icy and
snow-covered walkways
and porch steps.
Letter
carriers
are
instructed to use good judgment if a potential hazard
exists and to hold mail to
addresses where ice and
snow are not cleared. No
one wants to inconvenience
the customer, Northern
Ohio District Manager
Melvin J. Anderson said.
However, we must ensure
the safety of our employees.
The Postal Service is
asking customers to help
keep their letter carrier safe
this winter through the following actions:
Clear enough snow from
curbside boxes to allow
mail trucks to approach the
box, deliver the mail and
to drive away from the box
without danger of the need
for backing.
Walkways should be
cleared of snow and ice and
allow enough traction to
avoid slips, trips or falls.

COLUMBUS A 112-year prison sentence imposed on a convicted


rapist should be overturned because
it amounts to an unconstitutional
life term for crimes he committed at
age 15, the inmates lawyer argued
Wednesday before Ohios highest
court.
Brandon Moore was tried as an
adult and convicted in the 2001
armed kidnapping, robbery and gang
rape of a 22-year-old Youngstown
State University student.
The woman was abducted as she
arrived for an evening work shift and
was repeatedly raped at gunpoint by
Moore and an accomplice before
being released, according to court
records. Moore, now 29, received his
sentence in 2008.
In 2010, the U.S. Supreme Court

ruled that teenagers may not be


locked up for life without chance of
parole if they havent killed anyone.
By a 5-4 vote in the case of a Florida
man serving time for armed robberies when he was a teen, the court said
the constitution requires that young
people serving life sentences must
at least be considered for release and
the chance of rehabilitation.
At issue is whether that ruling
applies to Moore, whose prison
term consists of multiple sentences
stacked on top of one another.
The U.S. Supreme Courts decision made it clear that a juveniles
sentence must provide meaningful opportunity for release, Rachel
Bloomekatz, an attorney for Moore,
told the Ohio Supreme Court on
Wednesday.
What a judge cant do, she argued,
is rule that a juvenile is never fit to
re-enter society from the outset.

Prosecutors in Mahoning County


argue the multiple sentences make
Moores punishment constitutional,
even though they may preclude
the possibility of release during the
juvenile offenders life, according
to an August filing with the court.
The U.S. Supreme Court case
specifically dealt with juveniles sentenced to life without parole for
a crime not involving a homicide,
prosecutors argue. It was speaking
to a life sentence, a direct life sentence, not an aggregate sentence,
Ralph Rivera, a Mahoning County
assistant prosecutor, told justices
Wednesday.
Moores lawyers say his punishment amounts to the same thing.
It defies science and common
sense to think that a 112-year sentence is anything but life without
parole, Moores attorneys argued in
a July court filing.

Justices seemed skeptical of the


prosecutors attempt to distinguish
between a single life-without-parole
sentence and several long sentences
stacked together.
Justice William ONeill asked
Rivera whether the trial judge hadnt
said with Moores sentence: Youre
not coming back?
Rivera agreed, but added: Based
on the facts of the crime, I dont see
how a reasonable person can find
this sentence shocking in any sense.
Forget about shocking the
Supreme Court said you cant do it,
ONeill said.
Ohio prosecutors in a separate
filing are asking that the sentence
be upheld, while a national defense
attorneys group wants it struck
down.
A decision isnt expected for several weeks.

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For The Record

VAN WERT COURT NEWS

INFORMATION SUBMITTED

entered a guilty plea to a prosecutors


bill of information charging him with
failure to register as a sex offender, a
felony of the fourth degree. The court
ordered a presentence investigation and
set sentencing for March 18.
Countez Kelly, 22, Lima, changed his
plea to an amended charge of attempted
possession of cocaine, a felony of the
fourth degree (reduced from possession
of cocaine, a felony of the third degree).
The court ordered a presentence investigation and set sentencing for March 18.
Sentencings - Judge Steele
James Reynolds, 35, Delphos, was
sentenced on a charge of attempted complicity to robbery, a felony of the third
degree. He was sentenced to 36 months
prison with credit for 34 days served.
He was ordered to pay restitution to
Ramblers Roost plus court costs.
Tiffany Dearing, 30, Van Wert, was
sentenced on a charge of possession
of drugs, a misdemeanor of the first
degree. Her sentence was one year community control, 30 days jail at later date,
100 hours community service, drivers
license suspended six months and she
was ordered to pay partial appointed
counsel fees plus court costs. One hundred and eighty days jail and $1,000 fine

VAN WERT The following individuals appeared Wednesday in Van Wert


County Common Pleas Court. Some
cases were heard by Judge Taylor and
some were heard by retired Judge Steele.
Changes of pleas - Judge Steele
Michael Keipper, 25, Van Wert,
changed his plea of guilty to four
charges: attempted murder, a felony of
the first degree; aggravated burglary,
a felony of the first degree; and two
counts of felonious assault, a felony of
the second degree. A fifth count, felonious assault, was dismissed for his plea.
The court ordered a presentence investigation and set sentencing for March 11.
Changes of pleas - Judge Taylor
Jerad Smith, 26, Van Wert, changed
his plea to guilty to theft, a felony of the
fifth degree. A second count of theft was
dismissed for his plea. The court ordered
a presentence investigation and set sentencing for March 18.
Shay Ringwald, 26, Middle Point,
changed his plea to guilty to possession
of heroin, a felony of the fifth degree.
The court ordered a presentence investigation and set sentencing for March 18.
Jonathon Mattix, 27, Van Wert,

were deferred.
Wayne Toth, 51, Elyria, was sentenced on a charge of attempted grand
theft, a felony of the fifth degree. His
sentence was three years community
control, 30 days jail, 200 hours community service, two years intensive probation and he was ordered to pay restitution of $5,592.65 to B & D Equipment,
plus court costs. A 12-month prison term
was deferred.
Lewis Buckner, Sr., 57, Van Wert,
was sentenced on a charge of gross
sexual imposition, a felony of the third
degree. His sentence: 60 months prison,
credit 31 days and ordered to pay court
costs. He was also classified as Tier 2
sex offender (25 years reporting every
180 days.)
Violations - Judge Steele
Quinton Schmenk, 32, Van Wert,
appeared for a bond violation. The matter was continued until Friday for more
information.
William Crutchfield, 42, Van Wert,
was found, after a hearing, to have
violated his probation by being terminated unsuccessfully from the WORTH
Center. He was returned to prison for
three years, with credit for 754 days
already served.

POLICE REPORTS

On Jan. 27, officers were sent to a


private property accident on Gressel
Drive. During the investigation of
the accident, it was found one of the
drivers, 51-year-old Lynn Girardot
of Delphos, had a suspended drivers license. Girardot was issued
a citation for the offense and will
appear in Lima Municipal Court to
face the charge.
On Jan. 29, officers responded to
the 700 block of North Washington
Street to investigate an attempted
Girardot
burglary at a residence. It was found
that entry to the residence was not made and nothing was
missing.
On Jan. 29, officers investigated a traffic crash which
occurred on South Clay Street in
the 1300 block. Officers found
19-year-old Aaron Deffenbaugh of
Van Wert was operating the vehicle
on a suspended drivers license at
the time of the crash. Deffenbaugh
was issued a citation for driving
under suspension and will appear
in Van Wert Municipal Court on the
charge.
On Friday, officers on patrol
conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle
after spotting a registration violaDeffenbaugh
tion. During the investigation of the
traffic stop, it was found the driver,
38-year-old Kraig Farley of Lima, was operating the vehicle
on a suspended drivers license. Farley was issued a citation
for the registration violation as well as driving under suspension. Farley will appear in Van Wert Municipal Court to face

WEATHER
WEATHER FORECAST
Tri-County
Associated Press

TODAY: Partly cloudy in the


morning then clearing. Colder.
Highs around 15. North winds
around 5 mph shifting to the
southwest in the afternoon. Wind
chills 5 below to 5 above zero.
TONIGHT: Cold. Mostly
clear. Lows 5 to 10 above.
Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph.
Wind chills 10 below to zero.
FRIDAY: Partly cloudy. Not
as cold. Highs in the upper 20s.
Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
Wind chills 5 below to 5 above
zero in the morning.

5/3/66 ~ 2/5/00
In Memory of

Becky Klausing
It has been 15 years
and you are thought of
each and every day.
Love,
Mom & Family

FROM THE ARCHIVES

One Year Ago


Exercise your right to vote on Saturday and
judge the contestants in the seventh annual
Ohio Has Talent! at Niswonger Performing
Arts Center in Van Wert. Acts will be coming from all around the region, with the top
vote-getters taking home $1,000 for first
place, $500 for second place and $250 for
third place. The benefit show for Community
Health Professionals Van Wert Inpatient
Hospice Center features 20 performers.

25 Years Ago 1990


Jefferson Wildcats boys basketball team
overcame a sluggish first quarter and used
outstanding free throw shooting down the
stretch to beat the Ottoville Big Green 83-70
Saturday night. Jefferson placed four in double figures as Don Rice led all scorers with
21. Chris Renner followed with 19 and Brian
Strayer scored 17. Jon Boggs added 14.
St. Johns tied for second place in the
Ovisco Invitational Saturday at Celina and
senior 119-pounder Shawn Kimmet won
his second Most Valuable Wrestler honor.
Kimmet, 24-1, who was also Most Valuable
Wrestler in the Van Buren Invitational, registered two pins in less than one minute and
dominated Steve Jennings of Greenville in
the finals 15-2.
A piece of folk art by a Columbus Grove artist was displayed during the Christmas season
in the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C. Barbara
LeHew had a tin heart tree ornament in the
Trees of History exhibit at the Smithsonians
National Museum of American History.
50 Years Ago 1965
Delphos residents contributed $1,311.50
to the 1965 March of Dimes, according to
Mrs. Robert Porter, who served as general chairman
of the local
campaign.
Leonard F.
Calvelage
served
as
co-chairman

OSTING TAX OFFICE

TAX PREPARATION
Individual
Farm
Business
Home
Office
Pension Retirement
Investments

the charge.
On Friday, officers responded
to a residence in the 500 block
of South Franklin Street in reference to an ungovernable juvenile
call. Officers spoke with a male at
that residence and found that the
juvenile has been habitually unruly.
Officers wrote the report and forwarded it to Allen County Juvenile
Court for review.
On Saturday, officers took a
report in the 400 block of West
Farley
Second Street from a complainant
whose vehicle had been entered and items removed. This incident remains under investigation.
On Saturday, officers were sent to a residence in the 200
block of West Clime Street in reference to a telecommunications harassment complaint. Upon arrival, officers spoke to the
victim and found she has been receiving unwanted calls and
text messages. Officers then contacted the suspect and advised
to cease contact or charges will be filed.
On Saturday, officers were dispatched to the 800 block
of Metbliss Avenue to investigate a criminal damaging complaint. Officers found a construction vehicle had been damaged. The incident remains under investigation.
On Sunday, officers were sent to a residence in the 300
block of West Sixth Street. Once there, officers met with the
complainant and were told several items were missing from
inside the residence. No sign of forced entry was found and the
incident was turned over to the Detective Bureau.
On Monday, the Delphos Police department received a call
from a female in the 200 block of Elida Road who told officers
she noticed several items missing from inside her residence.
Officers were given the name of a possible suspect and the
incident will remain under investigation.

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OBITUARY The Delphos


Herald
Nancy Spencer, editor
Ray Geary,
general manager
Delphos Herald, Inc.
Lori Goodwin Silette,
circulation manager

Janice L. Norris
Nov. 3, 1948-Feb. 3, 2015
ROSSFORD Janice
L. (Stansbery) Norris, 66,
of Rossford and formerly of
Carey passed away on Tuesday
at St. Clare Commons in
Perrysburg after a long illness.
She was born on Nov. 3,
1948, in Carey to Carl J. and
Florence (Ritter) Stansbery.
Left to cherish her memory
is her son, Todd (Stephanie)
Kitzler; stepdaughters, Lori
(Bob) White and Amy (Todd)
Schulte; step-son, Jim (Ginger)
Norris; brother, Robert (Vicki)
Stansbery; and sister, Kathy
(Ron) Stapleton. Also surviving are grandchildren, Todd
Kitzler II, Alayna Kitzler and
Bailee Self; stepgrandchildren, Kody, Colin and Carson
White and Madilynn, Josie,
and Braysen Schulte; as well
as many nieces and nephews.
Janice enjoyed gardening
and most of all spending time
with her family. She was especially fond of her canine companions Shai Lee and Stretch.
Janice was a loving mother
and grandmother and will be
dearly missed.
Janice was preceded in
death by her parents; husband,
James Norris; and son, Troy
Kitzler.
A memorial service will
be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday
at the Lighthouse Pentecostal
Church of God in Carey.
Arrangements have been
entrusted to the Sujkowski
Funeral Home of Rossford.
The family suggests that
contributions in Janices memory be directed to Hospice of
Northwest Ohio, 30000 East
River Road, Perrysburg OH
43551.
To leave online expressions of sympathy for the
family, please visit www.sujkowskirossford.com.

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FUNERALS
PARSELS, Audrey Kay,
75, of Elida, funeral services
will begin at 11 a.m. Friday at
Immanuel United Methodist
Church in Elida, the Rev.
Bruce Tumblin officiating.
Burial will be in NapoleonHoy Cemetery. Visitation
will be held from 2-8 p.m.
today at Harter and Schier
Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the
Lima Public Library. To leave
condolences, visit harterandschier.com.
WEGESIN, Betty J.
(Talboom), 92, Mass of
Christian Burial will be held
at 11 a.m. today at St. John the
Evangelist Catholic Church,
Father Ron Schock officiating. Burial will follow in the
Church Cemetery. Memorial
contributions may be made to
St. Ritas Hospice, who in her
last week here on earth was a
blessing not only to her but
also to her family. To leave
condolences, visit harterandschier.com.

for the drive and Elmer Helmkamp was vice


chairman. Edward H. Falke was in charge of
solicitations of business places and industries,
and John F. Helmkamp was treasurer.
Good Shepherd Circle of St. Peter
Evangelical Lutheran Church met Tuesday
Wheat
$4.96
evening in the parish hall. The meeting
Corn
$3.64
was opened by the president, Mrs. LaVerne
Soybeans
$9.70
Gonyea. Mrs. Robert Brenneman gave the
devotions and the Bible Study Leader, Mrs.
Edward Fritz, gave the lesson. Meditation was
given by Mrs. Louis Miller.
Mrs. Robert McDonald was hostess to
Associated Press
the members of the Past Chiefs Association
Tuesday evening in her home on North
Today is Thursday, Feb. 5, the 36th day of 2015. There are
Jefferson Street. Mrs. Charles Wolph was
assistant hostess. In a contest, Hester Birt, 329 days left in the year.
Todays Highlight in History:
Mrs. Virgil Buchanan and Margaret Wein
On Feb. 5, 1940, Glenn Miller and His Orchestra recorded
were most successful.
Tuxedo Junction for RCA Victors Bluebird label.
On this date:
75 Years Ago 1940
In 1783, Sweden recognized the independence of the United
The large number of cage fans which filled
every nook and corner in the Ottoville gym States.
In 1897, the Indiana House of Representatives passed,
Friday evening saw the Blue and Gold of St.
Johns come from behind and defeat the high- 67-0, a measure offering a new (as well as hopelessly flawed)
ly-touted Ottoville quintet by the score of 26 to method for determining the area of a circle, which would have
23. In a preliminary game the Ottoville Reserves effectively redefined the value of pi as 3.2. (The bill died in the
chalked up their second win of the season over Indiana Senate.)
In 1919, movie studio United Artists was incorporated by
the St. Johns Best Evers by a score of 25-14.
Mayor W. D. Swihart was in contact with Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, D.W. Griffith and Charles
the district director of the WPA Saturday Chaplin.
regarding the starting of work on the local
project. William Schmuhl said he was coming
to Delphos this week to arrange for start of
work on the Delphos public comfort station
CLEVELAND (AP)
9-8-5-7
project. The comfort station will be located on
Pick 4 Midday
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Erie Canal bridge. According to plans, the rest drawn Wednesday:
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A committee to have charge of the three
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major social functions during the ensuing
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Est. jackpot: $49 million
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TODAY IN HISTORY

LOTTERY

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Free income tax Red Cross needs donors to help


assistance offered maintain diverse blood supply
for veterans
INFORMATION SUBMITTED

INFORMATION SUBMITTED

FINDLAY Military Veterans Resource Center will


provide free income tax filing assistance for Allen
County veterans until April 15. This service is available
from 9:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at
MVRCs Findlay office, located at 423 Trenton Avenue.
MVRC, in partnership with the Ohio Benefit Bank,
offers free electronic filing for federal and state taxes.
In order to receive this service, veterans must schedule an appointment by contacting Veterans Service
Specialist Mary Aldrich at 419-516-0411 or mary.
aldrich@milvetsrc.org.
Those who do not bring the necessary documentation
will not be able to file. Veterans will need to bring a
photo ID, their DD-214 (or other evidence of military
service) and their income tax records. A full list of
required documents is available at www.ohiobenefits.
org/documents.php.
The Ohio Benefit Bank is a program of the Ohio
Association of Foodbanks. Through this program,
MVRC can also help veterans apply for education benefits and health coverage, and help their families access
food, healthcare, childcare and home energy assistance.
Military Veterans Resource Center provides comprehensive services and information that enables veterans
who served honorably to become self-reliant in managing career and life decisions. MVRC is a non-profit
organization based in Columbus and operates six centers
throughout Ohio. For additional information, please
visit www.milvetsrc.org.

State releases school


district allotments
under Kasich budget
COLUMBUS (AP)
The state budget office has
released preliminary district-level spending figures
resulting from Ohio Gov. John
Kasichs changes to the school
funding formula.
The $72.3 billion, two-year
operating budget that Kasich
released Monday calls for a
$700 million increase in foundation funding to schools.
However, more than half of
public school districts are
getting less money from the
state under the plan, largely
because of funding formula
changes intended to better
reflect a districts capacity to
raise revenue.
The changes result in the
lowest wealth districts tending to see increases and high
wealth districts tending to see
cuts, although that pattern
doesnt apply in every case.
Of districts listed in
Wednesdays spreadsheets,
332 get funding increases and
278 see reductions. State aid
figures exclude certain tax
revenue reductions.

Cleveland police
officers to begin using
1,500 body cameras
CLEVELAND (AP) A
small number of Cleveland
patrol officers will take to the
streets Wednesday equipped
with new city-owned body
cameras, technology that officials hope will provide more
accountability within the troubled department and close the
gap of mistrust of police within the community.
The department has come
under scrutiny in the last few
years because of high-profile
police shootings, including
that of a 12-year-old boy carrying a pellet gun, and a U.S.
Justice Department report that
concluded Cleveland police
have engaged in a pattern
of excessive force and civil
rights violations.
Cleveland joins a growing
roster of cities that equip officers with body cameras. Los
Angeles announced a plan in
December to provide them to
7,000 officers.
A Cleveland police spokesman said plans to use body
cameras have been discussed
since at least 2012 and that
there were pilot projects in
2013 and 2014. The cameras and equipment needed to
upload and store data will cost
about $2.4 million. Officials
hope that investment will provide key evidence for criminal
cases, reduce confrontations
between police and citizens
and lessen complaints about
improper police behavior.

Feb. 17: 1-6:30 p.m., American Red


Cross Allen County Chapter House
Lima, 610 S. Collett St. in Lima.
Feb. 18: 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Sommer
Center, 1 University Dr., Box 177 in
Bluffton.
Feb. 23: 2:30-7:30 p.m., Maplewood
Intermediate School, 1670 Wonderlick
Rd. in Lima.
Feb. 24: 2:45-6:45 p.m., Independence
Elementary School, 615 Tremont Ave. in
Lima.
Feb. 26: 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Bluffton
High School, 106 W. College Ave in
Bluffton.
Van Wert County
Feb. 16: 2-6 p.m., Redeemer Lutheran
Church, 6727 SR 49 in Convoy.
Feb. 24: 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Van

LSO to celebrate Valentines Day with Music of the Heart


INFORMATION
SUBMITTED
LIMA Celebrate
Valentines Day with historys most compelling love
stories as the Lima Symphony
Orchestra presents Music of
the Heart at 7:30 p.m. Feb.14
at the Veterans Memorial
Civic Center.
The concert of tender and
passionate tales will begin
with Tchaikovskys Romeo
and Juliet, a soaring tale of
star-crossed lovers.
Piano soloist Scott Cuellar,
winner of the 2009 Friends of
the Symphony Young Artist
Competition, returns to Lima
with Rachmaninoffs Piano
Concert No. 2, before the
orchestra presents Wagners
fatalistic legend of knights
and chivalry, Tristan und
Isolde. The evening of
romance will conclude with
the captivating story of a
young prince, an enchanted
swan maiden and a moon-lit
lake of Tchaikovskys haunting Swan Lake.
Post-concert
Dessert
Reception
To end the evening on a
sweet note, the Friends of
the Symphony will host a
homemade dessert reception
immediately following the
concert in Windows on the
Square on the balcony level
of the Veterans Memorial
Civic Center. Reservations

are requested in advance.


Go Red for Women
The Lima Symphony
Orchestras February concert has long been underwritten by Lima Memorial
Health System and St. Ritas
Medical Center. LSO appreciates their legacy of generous support and applaud
them in their efforts to treat
and cure the number one
cause of death in American
women. We invite all our
audience members to wear
red to our concert to help
us thank our underwriters
and to raise awareness about
heart health.
Scott Cuellar, piano
soloist
In reviewing pianist
Cuellars debut recital at
Carnegie Halls Weill Recital
Hall, David LaMarche of the
New York Concert Review
described Cuellars performance as virtuosic in scope
and expression, like a great

man of the theater, and the winner of the Oberlin


praised his ability to illumi- Concerto
Competition,
nate both the external struc- and was a prizewinner in
ture and the
the
Jefferson
emotional core
S y m p h o n y
of the work he
International
plays. He has
Young
Artists
been described
Competition,
by Cleveland
the
Crescendo
Classical
as
Music Awards
possessing
and many others.
nerves
of
He has appeared
steel, a foras a soloist with
midable techthe
Oberlin
nique,
and
Orchestra,
the
an architects
Lima Symphony
understanding
Orchestra,
the
of structure.
Waring Festival
Cuellar was the
Orchestra, both
Cuellar
first place winthe Minneapolis
ner of the 2013
and St. Paul Civic
Virginia Waring International Symphonies and several othPiano Competition (solo ers. He has been heard in
division), where he also took venues nationwide, includsecond place in the concerto ing Carnegie Halls Weill
division, and was the winner Recital Hall, the Newport
of the Krenek Prize for the Music Festival, as a guest
best performance of a sona- recitalist at the Shenyang
ta by Ernst Krenek. He was Conservatory of Music in

the Peoples Republic of


China and at Northwestern
Universitys Bienen School
of Music, Minneapoliss
Orchestra Hall and at the
Greene Space of WQXR
New York.
Cuellar holds a Master
of Music from the Juilliard
School and a Bachelor of
Music from the Oberlin
Conservatory of Music.
During his time at Oberlin,
he won three of the largest prizes offered to pianists: the Oberlin Concerto
Competition, the Arthur
Dann Competition and the
John Elvin Prize for Juniors.
Cuellar is now a doctoral student at the Shepherd School
of Music at Rice University.
Concert
tickets
are
$25/$30 for adults and
$10/$15 for students. Tickets
for the Dessert Reception are
$10.

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blood this February.
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widespread flu and inclement winter
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have prevented many regular donors
from making or keeping their blood
donation appointments. Healthy and
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AGRIBUSINESS

Cover crops benefits soils


BY JAMES HOORMAN
Putnam County
Extension Ag Educator
news@delphosherald.com
Cover crops offer farmers many benefits including
protecting soil from wind and
water erosion. Live plants
provide the energy for soil
microbes to recycle and store
nutrients to build soil carbon and organic matter. Soil
microbes should be considered soluble bags of fertilizer since they consume
and process 85-90 percent of
chemical reactions involving
soil nutrients. Cover crops and
microbes together improve
soil structure which improves
water infiltration and water
holding capacity. Cover crops
may also reduce weed, insect
and soil disease pressures by
adding diversity. Live plants
and healthy soils purify and
clean air and water.
Soil erosion and sedimentation are major agricultural problems worldwide. Dr.
David Montgomery (2012)
says if farmers lose four to
five tons/acre/year of topsoil
(USDA-NRCS acceptable
rate), they will lose approximately one inch of top soil
every 60 years. Farmers are
losing 0.5 percent of their
soils every year worldwide
due to soil erosion and it
takes 500 years to replenish
one inch of topsoil. Cover
crops protect the soil by
slowing down the wind at
ground level.
Blowing snow and dirt,
also called SNIRT, is a
common problem on bare
soils. Seen any black snow
lately? Reducing wind and
water erosion is a huge soil
conservation benefit of cover
crops (Hoorman, 2008).
Plants and microorganisms are critical in recycling
soil carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus, sulfur and micronutrients. Carbon ties up and
stores major nutrients (water,
N, P, S) and micronutri-

ents (zinc, boron, copper).


A PHD thesis (Aziz, 2011)
at Piketon, Ohio, shows that
65-70 percent of the soils
carbon originates from plant
roots. Carbon and soil organic matter tie up nitrogen
(90%) and phosphorus (5580%) in a stable form that
is plant available. The soils
in Illinois and Iowa are so
productive because they are
high in soil organic matter.
Increasing soil carbon and
soil organic matter is the key
to improving soil productivity long-term and solving
our ecological problems with
nutrient runoff.
Increasing crop residue
at the soil surface increases water infiltration and soil
water holding capacity. Every
one percent soil organic matter holds one to two acre
inches of additional water
depending on soil texture
(Hudson, 1994). With the
depletion of soil organic matter levels by 50 percent in the
last 50-100 years, soils are
becoming harder and denser.
Without the continual addition of organic residues from
live plants, water runs off
the soil surface rather than
infiltrating the soil, causing
soil compaction and nutrient
rich sediment to flow to our
surface water. Soil organic
matter is needed to improve
soil structure so that our soils
become more like a sponge,
soaking up water and storing soluble soil nutrients. The
dense soils are also contributing to flooding, a major
issue in the Blanchard River
(Hoorman, 2013).
Soils with diverse microbial species, predators and
soil fauna keep disease
organisms and insects in balance. By promoting a healthy
soil ecosystem with cover
crops, many pests are kept
in balance and the economic
impacts of these pests are
greatly reduced. As mankind starts to rely on manmade solutions like chemi-

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INFORMATION SUBMITTED

a working knowledge of MapWindow GIS


and MMP Tools, which are approved tools
for developing Fertilizer Only or Precision
Fertilizer Only Nutrient Management Plans
for Natural Resources Conservation Service
programs such as EQUIP. Register by Feb. 27.
Information and registration: go.osu.edu/uu5.
March 4: Ohio Woodland Water and
Wildlife Conference, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., MidOhio Conference Center, 890 West Fourth St.,
Mansfield. The course provides Ohio natural
resource professionals and land managers
with up-to-date information on relevant natural resource issues. Further details to come at
woodlandstewards.osu.edu.
March 4: Pre-registration deadline for
Ohio Commercial Pesticide Applicator
Recertification Conference March 11 in
Columbus. The course helps applicators fulfill Ohios commercial pesticide applicator
requirements. Recertification credits are available in all categories. Pre-registration is $75
without lunch, $95 with lunch; registration
at the door is $85 and doesnt include lunch.
Information: pested.osu.edu or 614-292-4070.
March 11: Ohio Commercial Pesticide
Applicator Recertification Conference, 9 a.m.
to 3:30 p.m., Greater Columbus Convention
Center, 400 N. High St., Columbus. The
course helps applicators fulfill Ohios commercial pesticide applicator requirements.
Recertification credits are available in all
categories. Pre-registration by March 4 is $75
without lunch, $95 with lunch; registration
at the door is $85 and doesnt include lunch.
Information: pested.osu.edu or 614-292-4070.
March 18: Dormant Pruning Workshop,
9 a.m. to noon, Secrest Arboretum, Ohio
Agricultural Research and Development
Center, 2122 Williams Road, Wooster. The
workshop addresses the needs of individuals
and landscape businesses regarding how to
begin pruning, which branches to prune and
how much to prune. Registration is $50. Preregistration is required; participation is limited. Information: secrest.osu.edu.
March 28: Ohio River Valley Woodland
and Wildlife Workshop, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.,
Sharonville Convention Center, 11355 Chester
Road, Sharonville. The landowner workshop
features the latest tools and techniques for
managing forests and wildlife. Further details
to come at woodlandstewards.osu.edu.
Included in Ohio States College of Food,
Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences are
the colleges academic programs, Ohio State
University Extension, the Ohio Agricultural
Research and Development Center, Stone Lab,
Ohio Sea Grant Extension and the Ohio State
University Agricultural Technical Institute.

Friday: Ohio Fish and Wildlife Conference,


8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Fawcett Center, Ohio
State University, 2400 Olentangy River Road,
Columbus. The conference theme is Gizmos
and Gadgets: Technology in Fish and Wildlife
Management. Further details to come at
woodlandstewards.osu.edu.
Wednesday: Pre-registration deadline
for Ohio Commercial Pesticide Applicator
Recertification Conference Feb. 18 in Akron.
The course helps applicators fulfill Ohios
commercial pesticide applicator requirements. Recertification credits are available in
all categories. Pre-registration is $75 without
lunch, $95 with lunch; registration at the door
is $85 and doesnt include lunch. Information:
pested.osu.edu or 614-292-4070.
Feb. 14: Volunteer Day of Education, 8
a.m. to 3 p.m., Chadwick Arboretum, Ohio
State University, 2001 Fyffe Road, Columbus.
Participants will learn about mapping trees;
monarch butterflies and pollinators; gardening; and the arboretums trial gardens, volunteer opportunities and plant sale. Free.
Information: chadwickarboretum.osu.edu/
join-us.
Feb. 14: Guided Bird Walk, 9-11 a.m.,
Seaman Orientation Plaza, Secrest Arboretum,
Ohio Agricultural Research and Development
Center, 2122 Williams Road, Wooster. The
Greater Mohican Audubon Society will help
birders of every skill level to spot, identify,
and discover birds and their habitats. Free.
Information: secrest.osu.edu.
Feb. 18: Ohio Commercial Pesticide
Applicator Recertification Conference, 9 a.m.
to 3:30 p.m., John S. Knight Center, 77 E.
Mill St., Akron. The course helps applicators
fulfill Ohios commercial pesticide applicator requirements. Recertification credits are
available in all categories. Pre-registration by
Feb. 11 is $75 without lunch, $95 with lunch;
registration at the door is $85 and doesnt
include lunch. Information: pested.osu.edu or
614-292-4070.
Feb. 27: Guided Winter Walk, 2-3 p.m.,
Seaman Orientation Plaza, Ohio Agricultural
Research and Development Center, 2122
Williams Rd., Wooster. The walk features
such seasonal highlights as witch-hazel,
Lenten rose, conifers, native grasses and
Parrotia. Free. Information: secrest.osu.edu.
March
March 2: Software for Developing
Nutrient Management Plans Workshop, 9:30
a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Ohio State University
Extension Putnam County office, 1206 East
Second St., Ottawa. The program provides

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cals (herbicides, insecticides,


fungicides), resistant weeds,
damaging insects and harmful disease organisms tend
to prosper and adapt to render many of these products
less effective. Cover crops
promote a healthy soil by
increasing the number and
species of beneficial microorganisms to compete with
or consume these harmful
species. The ecological goal
is no longer to eliminate all
bad actors (weeds, insect
pests and plant diseases) but
to simply reduce their levels
to acceptable levels. If you
eliminate all pests, what will
the predators have to eat once
another pest comes along to
replace it? (Hoorman, 2013)
Planting a flowering
cover crop like buckwheat
and/or sunflower or a flowering legume crops around
the edges of fields improves
the population of beneficial
insects and may reduce the
need for some pesticides.
Cover crops promote beneficial organisms which inhibit
Phytopthora, Rhizoctonia,
Phythium and Fusarium,
which are common soybean
diseases (Amaranthus and
Simpson, 2011). Ground beetles (Carabidae beetles) and
lightning bugs (Lampyrida)
consume many soft bodied
insects (aphids, slugs, caterpillars). A ground beetle may
eat its weight in weed seed or
insect larva per day (Altieri et
al, 2005). Cover crops compete with weeds for sunlight
and nutrients, reducing weed
populations and seed production. By using chemical
inputs less often and only
when needed, farmers promote beneficial insects and
predators and may extend the
chemicals useful life so that
these pests do not become
resistant (Hoorman, 2013).
For more information,
contact the OSU Extension
office for soil health classes
being offered in Williams and
Paulding counties.

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VAN WERT OSU Extension
Van Wert County will offer its annual Ag Day on Feb. 17 in the Jr. Fair
Building on the Van Wert County
Fairgrounds with registration beginning at 8 a.m.
Incorporated into the days programing is the 3-hour Fertilizer
Certification Training that is needed by Sept. 30, 2017, to obtain the
required certificate to spread fertilizer in the near future.
Guest speakers and subjects to
be covered include Curtis Young
and Harold Watters, OSU Van Wert

County Extension Educator and


OSU Agronomy Field
Specialist, Fertilizer
C e r t i f i c a t i o n
Tr a i n i n g . ;
John
Barker, OSU Knox
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Extension
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OSU Hancock County
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things to consider.
This is a very informative day with continental breakfast and
lunch, plus meeting
materials for only $15
with
pre-registration
and $20 for walk-ins.
Participants are urged to
come early and browse
sponsor booths. Door
prizes to be offered at
the end of the meeting at
approximately 3:30 p.m.
Register by calling the office at 419-238-1214.
Registration deadline is Feb. 13.

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California produces most of
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its no wonder they take pride
in their crops. California is
known as the artichoke capital
of the world and for flavorful
ethnic recipes. They are also
known for rice and almonds.

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CALENDAR OF
EVENTS

TODAY
9-11 a.m. The Delphos
Canal Commission Museum,
241 N. Main St., is open.
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The
Delphos Museum of Postal
History, 339 N. Main St., is
open.
11:30 a.m. Mealsite at
Delphos Senior Citizen Center,
301 Suthoff St.
3-7 p.m. The Interfaith
Thrift Store is open for shopping.
6:30 p.m. Delphos Ladies
Club, Trinity United Methodist
Church.
7 p.m. Delphos
Emergency Medical Service
meeting, EMS building, Second
Street.
7:30 p.m. Delphos Chapter
23, Order of Eastern Star, meets
at the Masonic Temple, North
Main Street.

Zion Church shares with local missionaries


Suzanne Taylor, left, and the Rev. David Howell present Buzz and Ellen Ditto
a check to further their mission work. Zion United Methodist Church shared
$1,200 with the Dittos during 2014. (Submitted photo)

TUMC offers The Path


to the Cross for Lent
INFORMATION SUBMITTED

DELPHOS Join Trinity United Methodist Church at


10-11:30 a.m. on Mondays during Lent in the parlor for a DVD
video series The Path to the Cross by Ray VanderLaan.
Participants will learn about the Essenes, John the Baptist,
the Passover Supper and Gethsemane. Discover how the
intense devotion and passionate faith of his followers prepares
the way for Jesus and his ultimate act of obedience and sacrifice at the cross. This is an amazing Lenten study to help deepen your faith and challenge you to live as they did, by every
word that comes from the mouth of God.
Sessions will be held on Feb 23, March 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30.
FRIDAY
This study is open to the public and there is no charge; the
7:30 a.m. Delphos only investment is time.
Optimist Club, A&W Drive-In,
Contact Ellen Ditto at 419-233-3524 or ditto@im3.com for
924 E. Fifth St.
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The more information.
Delphos Museum of Postal
History, 339 N. Main St., is
open.
11 a.m.-4 p.m. Interfaith
Thrift Store is open for shopping.
11:30 a.m. Mealsite at
Delphos Senior Citizen Center,
FEB. 6
301 Suthoff St.
Abbey Martin
Logan Hamilton
Nick Dancer
SATURDAY
Lance Smith
9 a.m.-noon Interfaith
Pat Osburn
Thrift Store is open for shopping.

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Birthday

Senior
Luncheon Cafe
FEB. 9013
MONDAY: Roast turkey,
mashed potatoes, peas and
onions, fruit, coffee and 2 percent milk.
TUESDAY:
Chicken
breast, oven-browned potatoes, peas, roll, frosted Jello,
coffee and 2 percent milk.
WEDNESDAY: Baked
ham, sweet potatoes, cabbage,
bread, margarine, pineapple,
coffee and 2 percent milk.
THURSDAY: Beef steak
with gravy, mashed potatoes,
stewed tomatoes, wheat bread,
margarine, peaches, coffee and
2 percent milk.
FRIDAY: Baked fish with tartar sauce, redskin potatoes, peas,
bread, margarine, fruit cocktail,
coffee and 2 percent milk.

Hot Artichoke Dip


1/2 cup mayonnaise or salad dressing
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
4 medium green onions, chopped (1/4 cup)
1 can (14 to 15 oz.) artichoke hearts, drained, cut into
small pieces
Crackers, if desired
In ungreased 1-quart microwavable casserole mix all
ingredients except crackers. Cover tightly and microwave on Medium-High 4 to 5 minutes, stirring after 2
minutes, until hot.
Serve with crackers.

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Candied Almonds
1/2 cup water
1 cup white sugar
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
2 cups whole almonds
Combine the water, sugar and cinnamon in a saucepan
over medium heat; bring to a boil; add the almonds. Cook
and stir the mixture until the liquid evaporates and leaves
a syrup-like coating on the almonds. Pour the almonds
onto a baking sheet lined with waxed paper. Separate
almonds using forks. Allow to cool about 15 minutes.
Makes 2 cups.
Pineapple Casserole
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
4 eggs
1 (20-oz.) can crushed pineapple, undrained
8 slices white bread, cubed
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, cream
butter and sugar. Beat in egg; add pineapple and stir in
bread cubes. Transfer to a greased casserole and bake for
1 hour. Makes 6-8 servings. Makes a great side dish to
ham.
If you enjoyed these recipes, made changes or have
one to share, email kitchenpress@yahoo.com.

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SPORTS

Forget the Super Bowl


there is nothing to see here!
JIM METCALFE

Metcalfes
Musings

By JIM METCALFE
DHI Media Sports Editor
jmetcalfe@delphosherald.com
The obvious thing to lead off my column this week is to comment about the
Super Bowl, especially the now-famous (or
infamous, dependent upon your viewpoint)
play call by Seattles offensive masterminds, Pete Carroll and Darrell Bevell,
on the New England 1 that resulted in the
game-clinching interception by the Patriots.
That is too easy, so I will not write about it.
I really did not have a dog in the fight as
far as having a favorite or most hated team
in it, outside of my 24-21 pick for Seattle.
I will not write that I thought it was one
of the stupidest play calls in the history of
stupid play calls. How can you not give The
Beast Man a chance from the 1 against a
team goal line defense be darned! that
struggled all year to stop the power run?
This non-opinion of mine remember, I

am NOT writing this! on both fronts was


shared by some others who know a thing or
two about Super Bowl football, like Emmitt
Smith and Dwight Clark (I found that out
after I didnt write this!) and others.
I will not ask that if you are going to pass
lets say you were correct about your
spread offense not being able to run against
an 8-big-man line (forgetting why you sent
in the spread guys to begin with why go
into the shot gun and then run a pass play
inside where it is more congested (where
all the big guys you were worried about
are?)? If you throw it, at least make sure the
only person who has a chance to catch it
again, with 8 big guys stuffing the run, you
shouldnt have trouble getting the ball off
from the gun is your 6-3 receiver Kearse or
it goes out of bounds to stop the clock.
I will also not ask why you burned two
timeouts on the last drive because of poor
clock management to leave you in a position where you felt you had to throw on
2nd-and-goal with 26 seconds left?
I will ignore answering the tired one play
didnt cost us the game because of mistakes
earlier in the game routine. Thats why you
play the game, make the mistakes and the
great plays that you do and everything
else to put yourself in position to win the
Ultimate Game. That is where you stood.
See MUSINGS, page 7

MLB Roundup
Associated Press
2 Cuban baseball players abandon team in Puerto Rico
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico Two
Cuban baseball players in Puerto Rico
for the Caribbean Series apparently have
abandoned their team mid-tournament,
Cubas team said Wednesday.
The missing players were identified
as 19-year-old pitcher Vladimir Gutierrez
and 29-year-old shortstop Dainer
Moreira. Gutierrez had not yet played in
the series, while Moreira batted in Cubas
only run against the Dominican Republic.
Cuba was scheduled to play against
Puerto Rico Wednesday night after
losing its first two games against the
Dominican Republic and Mexico.
The players apparent decision to
abandon their team to stay on American
soil comes amid moves to improve
US-Cuba relations, with the MLB on

Tuesday eliminating its requirement that


Cuban players obtain a license from the
U.S. government before they are eligible
to sign with big league teams.
Some Cuban athletes have previously used international competitions as
an opportunity to stay behind. Puerto
Rico is an American territory and Cubans
who make it to the island generally can
apply for legal U.S. residency.
If they stay in Puerto Rico, the
players would be subject to baseballs
amateur draft and their rights would be
controlled by one major-league team. But
if they establish residence outside the
U.S., Puerto Rico, or Canada, they can
be free agents and get more lucrative
contract offers.
Rockies, Blue Jays swap minorleague left-handers
TORONTO The Toronto Blue Jays
have acquired left-handed Jayson Aquino

from the Colorado Rockies for lefty Tyler


Ybarra in a swap of minor-leaguers.
The trade was announced
Wednesday.
The 22-year-old Aquino went a combined 5-10 with a 5.13 ERA as a starter
in Single-A and Double-A.
The 25-year-old Ybarra was 4-4 with
a 4.42 ERA in 38 relief appearances in
Double-A.
Toronto designated infielder Chris
Colabello for assignment to make room
on the 40-man roster.
Latos and Marlins argue 1st MLB
salary arbitration of year
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. Pitcher Mat
Latos and the Miami Marlins have argued
their cases in Major League Baseballs first
salary arbitration hearing this year.

See MLB, page 7

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Spencerville senior Logan Vandemark, seated center, signs a national letter-of-intent


Wednesday to play football for Ashland University. Seated with him are his parents, Kierra and Todd Vandemark, and standing, Bearcat Defensive Coordinator Rick Orr and
Head Coach John Zerbe. (DHI Media/Jim Metcalfe)

Vandemark inks national


LOT for Ashland U
By JIM METCALFE
DHI Media Sports Editor
jmetcalfe@delphosherald.com

Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic


Coference institution.
I was very comfortable
when I made my visits: the
campus, the coaching staff,
the players on the team all
made me feel welcome,
Vandemark, son of Todd and
Kierra Vandemark, explained.
I guess you expect that.
However, what really convinced me was a member
of their coaching staff and a
recruiter, Joe Horn, is from this
area (Waynesfield) and played
football at Ashland. He made
an impression on me that this
was a big deal and it wasnt
only his job but his personal desire to bring me to play
there. There is a lot of smallschool talent that isnt being
used and promoted and thats
what he wanted to get across.
As of this time, his major is
unsure but he likes the variety
of choices Ashland offers.
I was impressed with that.
I am kind of leaning toward
being a conservation officer I
like being outdoors or criminal justice but there are a lot
of options for me, Vandemark

SPENCERVILLE

National Signing Day.


Most major-college football fans await with fevered
anticipation
who
their
favorite team will officially ink that day to national
letters-of-intent, which was
Wednesday, that begins either
a hoped-for resurgence or the
continuation of great things.
There are plenty of smaller fish that also have
their day, as was the case
for Spencerille senior Logan
Vandemark.
Though his eventual decision might not have
come down to Ohio State
or Michigan, his decision to
sign with Ashland University
was still as sweet.
Its a great relief. This
was a long process and Im
glad its over and I can finish
my senior year, he said.
A personal touch was
what finally convinced him
to attend the Division II Great

continued. I like how they


arent satisfied, either, in their
program. They went 8-2 last
fall and didnt win the league
and their coach was all about
how they can get better. I did
have other choices with Tiffin
(for track and field) and some
schools up toward Toledo but I
think I am where I belong.
A move to fullback in the
Ashland multiple-formation
offense has him salivating, even
as he was a 2-time second-team
all-NWC/All-District defensive
tackle and special-mention pick
this last fall. He also was a kicker and played special teams for
the Black Attack.
When their coaches told
me they wanted me to play
fullback, thats all I needed.
I liked playing line but deep
down, I always wanted to be
a fullback, so when they told
me thats where they were
putting me, I was ready to
go, he explained. In their
offense, I will be doing a lot
of blocking but will have a
chance to be a receiver.
See VANDEMARK, page 7

Syracuse self-imposes mens


basketball postseason ban
By JOHN KEKIS
Associated Press

Syracuse University announced Wednesday


that it has instituted a self-imposed postseason
ban for the current mens basketball season
as part of its case pending before the NCAA
Committee on Infractions.
The school initiated the case, which includes
academics, when it self-reported potential athletic department violations to the NCAA in
2007. School officials said Wednesday none of
the conduct occurred after 2012 and no current
student-athlete is involved.
The ban also includes the ACC tournament. After Syracuses announcement, the
conference released an updated bracket for a
tournament shortened by one game.
Coach Jim Boeheim says hes disappointed, especially for senior Rakeem Christmas,
but supports the decision.
I believe the university is doing the right
thing by acknowledging that past mistakes
occurred, Boeheim wrote in a statement.
In 2012, Syracuse declared former center
Fab Melo ineligible for the NCAA tournament
days before it started. Melo also missed three
Big East games during the season because
of an academic issue. Early in the 2012-13
season, former forward James Southerland
sat out six games for an academic issue but
helped lead the Orange to the Final Four.
In March 2012, school officials said the
university had self-reported possible violations of its internal drug policy by former
members of the team and that the NCAA was
investigating. None of the members of that
team was involved.

The school also acknowledged the NCAA


had inquired into old allegations that players
were allowed to practice and play despite
being in violation of the schools drug policy.
We are fully supportive of Syracuse
and its decision to self-impose sanctions
by removing themselves from any mens
basketball postseason opportunities, ACC
Commissioner John Swofford said.
The probe also involves issues with football. Syracuse completed a 2-day hearing
before the Committee on Infractions in
October, and among those who attended were
Boeheim and football coach Scott Shafer.
While this is a tough decision for the
university and its students, faculty, staff and
fans, it helps to close this particular chapter
and allows us to focus on the future, said
newly-appointed faculty athletics representative Rick Burton.
Plagued by injuries, Syracuse has struggled to a 15-7 mark this season and was a
longshot to make the NCAA tournament or
NIT. Still, the announcement was difficult for
the players to accept.
We are all tremendously disappointed that
we are going to miss out on playing in the
postseason based on issues that do not involve
us, Christmas, Trevor Cooney and Michael
Gbinije said in a joint statement.
While the Orange have only eight scholarship players currently available to play due to
injuries, Boeheim has the top recruiting class
in his 39 years as head coach inked for next
year and big things are expected as he nears
1,000 career victories. If the NCAA agrees a
1-year postseason ban is sufficient, the new
recruits wont be affected.

Sports Briefs

Associated Press
PRO FOOTBALL
NEW YORK Seattle Seahawks
running back Marshawn Lynch fulfilled all
his media obligations during Super Bowl
week and will not be fined.
NFL spokesman Michael Signora
said in a statement that Lynch fulfilled
the obligation to attend all media sessions prior to Seattles 28-24 loss to New
England. Lynch never appeared for more
than five minutes at any of the three
availabilities, saying at media day, Im
just here so I wont get fined.
In addition, Signora said Lynch will
not be fined for the hat he wore all three
days. Lynch wore a hat for his Beast
Mode clothing brand. The hat was made
by and given to him by an NFL licensee, New Era, and was in team colors,
Signora added.
TEMPE, Ariz. The Arizona
Cardinals have signed free agent safety
D.J. Campbell.
A seventh-round draft pick of
Carolina in 2012, Campbell has played in
nine NFL games, five with the Panthers
in his rookie season and four with Miami
in 2013.
Campbell spent the offseason with
San Francisco last year but was released

by the 49ers on Aug. 25.


He played collegiately at California.
PITTSBURGH The Pittsburgh
Steelers are bringing back long snapper
Greg Warren.
The team and Warren agreed to
a 1-year contract Wednesday for his
11th season with the team. Warren has
played in 149 regular- season games
and 10 postseason games since making
the team as a free agent in 2005.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. The Chicago
Bears have signed cornerback Al LouisJean to a 2-year extension that runs
through the 2016 season.
He played in nine games for the Bears
during his 2014 rookie season, making 11
tackles and recording one pass break-up
on defense and one special teams stop.
The 21-year-old Louis-Jean was as an
undrafted free agent out of Boston College.
The Bears also said Wednesday that
they have hired Rick Perry as an assistant strength coach. Perry has spent the
past five years at Central Michigan.
TEMPE, Ariz. The Arizona
Cardinals have promoted linebackers
coach James Bettcher to defensive coordinator and made several other changes
to coach Bruce Arians staff.
Bettcher, 36, fills the job vacated

when Todd Bowles became head coach


of the New York Jets.
The Cardinals also hired Bob
Sanders as linebackers coach and
Wesley Goodwin as assistant to the
head coach. Mike Chiurco was promoted
to defensive assistant/defensive backs
coach.
Arians had said he wanted to promote someone on his staff to defensive coordinator to maintain the system
Bowles used so successfully.
Bettcher came with Arians from
Indianapolis in 2013. He had been
special assistant to Colts coach Chuck
Pagano with an emphasis on working
with outside linebackers.
Bettcher spent nine years in college
coaching before coming to the Colts in 2011.
Sanders, 61, brings 36 years of
coaching experience in college and the
NFL. He was defensive coordinator of
the Green Bay Packers for three seasons, then worked four years coaching
the defensive line and linebackers for
Buffalo. The past two seasons, Sanders
was linebackers coach for the Oakland
Raiders.
Goodwin was at Clemson the last six
years. He was a defensive analyst the
past two seasons.

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Thursday, February 5, 2015

The Herald 7

Golf Glance
Associated Press
PGA TOUR
FARMERS INSURANCE OPEN
Site: San Diego.
Schedule: Today-Sunday.
Courses: Torrey Pines, South Course
(7,698 yards, par 72) and North Course
(7,052 yards, par 72).
Purse: $6.3 million. Winners share:
$1,134,000
Television: Golf Channel (Today, 3-7
p.m., 8 p.m.-4 a.m.; Friday, 3-7 p.m., 9:30
p.m.-1:30 a.m.; Saturday, 3:30-6 a.m.,
1-2:30 p.m., 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m.; Sunday,
3:30-6 a.m., 1-2:30 p.m., 9 p.m.-2 a.m.)
and CBS (Saturday, 3-6 p.m.; Sunday,
3-6:30 p.m.).
Last year: Scott Stallings birdied the
final hole for a 1-stroke victory over five
players.
Last week: Brooks Koepka won the
Phoenix Open for his first PGA Tour
title. He made a 50-foot eagle putt on
No. 15 and beat Bubba Watson, Hideki
Matsuyama and Ryan Palmer by a
stroke.
Notes: Tiger Woods is coming off his
worst round as a pro, an 11-over 82 on
Friday in the Phoenix Open. He missed
the cut by 12 shots and tied for last in the
132-man field. Woods also tied for last in
his own 18-man Hero World Challenge in
December in his only other event since
missing the cut in the PGA Championship
in August. He played only nine times
worldwide last year because of surgery
to his back and lingering issues. Woods
won the 2013 tournament for the last of
his eight Torrey Pines tour titles, including
the 2008 U.S. Open. Phil Mickelson,
the 1993, 2000 and 2001 winner, is
making his 25th consecutive appearance
in his hometown event. He also missed
the cut last week after tying for 24th in
La Quinta in his first start since the Ryder
Cup. Dustin Johnson is returning from
a 6-month leave of absence because of
personal challenges. Golf.com reported
that he failed a drug test for the third time
and had been suspended. The PGA Tour
denied he was suspended. The final
two rounds will be played on the South
Course. The Pebble Beach National
Pro-Am is next week.
Online: http://www.pgatour.com
___
LPGA TOUR
BAHAMAS LPGA CLASSIC
Site: Paradise Island, Bahamas.
Schedule: Today-Sunday.
Course: Atlantis Resort, Ocean Club
Golf Course (6,644 yards, par 73).
Purse: $1.3 million. Winners share:
$195,000.
Television: Golf Channel (TodayFriday, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; SaturdaySunday, 3-5 p.m.).
Last year: Jessica Korda won the
season-opening tournament. She birdied
the final hole to beat Stacy Lewis by a
stroke.
Last week: Na Yeon Choi won the season-opening Coates Golf Championship
in Ocala, Florida. Seventeen-year-old
Lydia Ko tied for second to break Tiger
Woods record as the youngest player to
reach No. 1 in the world ranking.
Notes: Ko won three times last season after winning the Canadian Womens
Open the previous two years as an
amateur. Michelle Wie is coming off
a 24th-place tie last week. Brooke
Henderson is making her pro debut. The
17-year-old Canadian won the Monday
qualifying tournament to earn a spot in
the field. In May 2013, the inaugural event was reduced to three 12-hole
rounds because of flooding. The tour
is off next week. Play will resume Feb.
19-22 with the Womens Australian Open
at Royal Melbourne.
Online: http://www.lpga.com
___
CHAMPIONS TOUR
ALLIANZ CHAMPIONSHIP
Site: Boca Raton, Fla.
Schedule: Friday-Sunday.
Course: The Old Course at Broken
Sound (6,807 yards, par 72).

Vandemark

Purse: $1.7 million. Winners share:


$255,000.
Television: Golf Channel (Today,
midnight-9 a.m.; Friday, 4:30-9 a.m.;
Saturday, 6-10 a.m.; Sunday, 6-10:30
a.m.).
Last year: Michael Allen beat Duffy
Waldorf with a birdie on the second hole
of a playoff. Allen opened with a 60.
Last event: Miguel Angel Jimenez
won the season-opening Mitsubishi
Electric Championship in Hawaii on Jan.
25. He has two victories in three career
Champions Tour starts.
Notes: The tournament is the first
full-field event of the year. Bernhard
Langer led the tour with five victories
last season. In 2010, he holed a bunker
shot for eagle to beat John Cook in a
playoff. Nolan Henke is making his
Champions Tour debut. The 3-time PGA
Tour winner turned 50 in November.
Rocco Mediate won the 2013 tournament
in his first start on the tour. The tour
will remain in Florida next week for the
ACE Group Classic in Naples.
Online: http://www.pgatour.com
___
EUROPEAN TOUR/ASIAN TOUR
MALAYSIAN OPEN
Site: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Schedule: Today-Sunday.
Course: Kuala Lumpur Golf and
Country Club (6,986 yards, par 72).
Purse: $3 million. Winners share:
$500,000.
Television: Golf Channel (Friday, 7-9
p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 1:30-3:30 a.m.,
5-8 p.m.; Monday, 2-4 a.m.).
Last year: Englands Lee Westwood
won by seven strokes. He also won the
1997 tournament.
Last week: Top-ranked Rory McIlroy
won the Dubai Desert Classic, matching
the tournament record at 22-under 266.
Alex Noren was second, three strokes
back.
Notes: Westwood is in the field along
with European Ryder Cup teammates
Graeme McDowell, Victor Dubuisson
and Stephen Gallacher and captain Paul
McGinley. Miguel Angel Jimenez is
coming off a Champions Tour victory two
weeks ago in Hawaii. The Thailand
Classic is next week, followed by the
Indian Open.
Online: http://www.europeantour.com
Asian Tour site: http://www.asiantour.
com
___
WEB.COM TOUR
COLOMBIA CHAMPIONSHIP
Site: Bogota, Colombia.
Schedule: Today-Sunday.
Course: Bogota Country Club (7,237
yards, par 71).
Purse: $800,000. Winners share:
$144,000.
Television: None.
Last year: Alex Cejka won the season-opening tournament, breaking the
course record with an 8-under 63 in the
completion of the third round before rain
washed out play.
Last week: Australias Mathew
Goggin won the season-opening Panama
Claro Championship by four strokes.
Notes: After a 3-week break, the
tour will return to Colombia on March
5-8 for the Karibana Championship in
Cartagena. Following stops in Brazil
and Chile, the tour will open the U.S.
schedule March 26-29 with the Louisiana
Open.
Online: http://www.pgatour.com
___
OTHER TOURNAMENTS
MEN
PGA TOUR OF AUSTRALASIA:
Victorian Open, Today-Sunday, 13th
Beach Golf Links, Barwon Heads,
Australia. Online: http://www.pgatour.
com.au
WOMEN:
AU STR AL IAN
L ADI E S
PROFESSIONAL GOLF: Victorian Open,
Today-Sunday, 13th Beach Golf Links,
Barwon Heads, Australia. Online: http://
www.alpg.com.au

(Continued from page 6)


I have completely rehabbed a PCL injury and am hoping
to finish my senior season of wrestling; most definitely, I
will be throwing shot put and discus this spring for track and
maybe even doing some running if they want me. Ashland has
told me to focus on finishing my senior season but since I have
signed, I am sure I will be getting some kind of off-season
program from them.
The soon-to-be end of a high school career gave the soonto-be graduate a time to reflect.
It was a great four years here at Spencerville and it
wouldnt have been the same without my coach, John Zerbe.
He brought me to this point, he added. He has helped me
find answers along the way throughout the process if he
didnt know the answer, he found out the answer and was a
major help. We won the programs first playoff game ever and
it was just a lot of fun.

Musings

(Continued from page 6)

See, arent you glad I


didnt write about the Super
Bowl?
One thing I will write
about, though, is about the
struggles involving Johnny
Manziel and Josh Gordon.
This is not about two
professional football play-

ers that ply their trade for


the Cleveland Browns and
are potential stars of fantasy
football but about two human
beings.
A lot of people yours
truly included thought that
Manziel was a train wreck
from the beginning with his
weekend jaunts to Vegas and
such but he is doing the right
thing about seeking help for

MLB

(Continued from page 6)

The 27-year-old right-hander asked a 3-person


panel Wednesday for a raise from $7.25 million to
$10.4 million; the Marlins argued he should be paid
$9.4 million.
A decision by Margaret Brogan, Phillip LaPorte and
Steven Wolf is likely today.
Latos was 5-5 with a 3.25 ERA for Cincinnati in 16
starts last year, when he didnt pitch in the majors until
June 14. He had surgery in October 2013 to remove
bone spurs from his pitching elbow and another operation on Feb. 14 for torn cartilage in his left knee.
He made his last start on Sept. 7 because of a
bone bruise in his right elbow. He was traded at the
winter meetings to Miami for pitching prospect Anthony
DeSclafani and minor-league catcher Chad Wallach.
Latos is 60-45 with a 3.34 ERA over six seasons. He
can become a free agent after this season.
Marlins pitchers Mike Dunn and David Phelps
remain scheduled for hearings.
Delgado, Felipe Alou, 3 others go into Canadian
Hall of Fame
ST. MARYS, Ontario Former major-league baseball player Carlos Delgado was among five elected to
the Canadian Hall of Fame Wednesday.

Delphos Squires take 2nd at dodgeball tourney


The Delphos Knights of Columbus Columbian Squires Circle 3329 placed second at the annual Statewide Dodgeball
Tournament held at Pickerington this past Saturday. Members in attendance were Luke Metcalfe, Tony Sanders,
Jarrett Brock, Carter Teman, Hunter Bonifas, Adam Gerker, Jared Wurst, Justin Wieging, Mitchell Kahny, Grant
Csukker, Curtis Schwinnen, Peter Ankerman, Colin White and Tyler Ruda. (Submitted photo)

Buckeyes lock up 27, including 12 from Ohio


By RUSTY MILLER
Associated Press
COLUMBUS Urban Meyer says
being the coach of the national champion opens the door to recruiting in every
living room in the United States.
Meyer got less of a bounce from Ohio
States national title than he thought he
might but still locked up a banner crop
of 27 new Buckeyes on Wednesday.
I tell people its like a 30-day infomercial, Meyer said on the first day for
the signing of national letters of intent to
play Division I football. It just gets the
scarlet and gray in front of everybody
in a positive light. Sometimes things
happen and its not in a positive light.
You go pay for positive advertising for
30 days and see what that looks like.
Meyers haul included 13 players on
each side of the ball and a long snapper.
He signed 12 recruits from Ohio, three
from Florida and two from Michigan
and Virginia. The class includes five
defensive backs, three linebackers and
two high-profile quarterbacks, Ohio
Associated Press Mr. Football Joe
Burrow and highly-touted Floridian
Torrance Gibson.
The two new QBs will just add to
the intrigue at the position, where the
Buckeyes already have three star returnees. Back are 2-time Big Ten player of
the year Braxton Miller, last seasons
top quarterback in the conference, J.T.
Barrett, and Cardale Jones, who only
went 3-0 and led the way to the national

title.
Meyers new quarterbacks coach and
co-offensive coordinator, Tim Beck,
addressed that volatile situation.
Theres a tremendous bond between
all three of them, added Beck, who
was at Nebraska last season and came in
when Tom Herman took the head coaching job at Houston in December. They
compete hard because they want
to win and they want to play. But
they also help each other. Im
excited to get a chance to get to
know the guys and look forward
to seeing really what develops.
Its probably a good problem to
have, isnt it?
___

OHIO STATE
Top 25 Class: Yes
Best in class: Justin Hilliard, LB, Cincinnati.
Best of the rest: QB Torrance Gibson, LB
Jerome Baker, DE DreMont Jones.
Late addition: Five players came around in the
final 12 hours RB Mike Weber and DT Joshua
Alabi out of Detroit, WR K.J. Hill from North Little
Rock, Arkansas, Gibson from Florida and OL
Isaiah Prince from Maryland.
One that got away: LB Porter Gustin out of
Utah, who chose Southern California.

Joshua Alabi, dt, 6-5, 295, Cass Technical


HS, Detroit
A.J. Alexander, te, 6-4, 235, Lake Braddock
Secondary HS, Burke, Va.
Damon Arnette, db, 6-1, 190, St. Thomas
Aquinas (Fla.) HS
Jerome Baker, lb, 6-2, 206, Cleveland
Benedictine HS
Rashod Berry, te, 6-4, 235, Lorain (Ohio) HS

Zerbe also figured this was just the beginning for his athlete.
I am so thrilled and excited we all are for him to
have this chance; he has worked for this and deserves this
chance. He makes the fourth guy that has played under me to
either be playing or will play college football: Derek Goecke
(Tiffin), Lucas Krouskop (Bluffton) and Jared Rex (Wright
State), Zerbe observed. I have no doubt he can make the
transition to fullback; he is such a freakish athlete, I could
see him playing wide receiver, running back, any position he
wants.
It all started this fall, according to Zerbe.
Coach Horn was in the area this fall and talked with us. I
basically told him he needs to keep an eye on Logan and here
we are, he added. Its so exciting for him as an individual to
play at the next level but for us as a program. Younger players
have that dream to play college ball and see it is possible to
achieve it with the right work ethic and attitude. We hope to
have bigger and better things to come.

his personal issues and I really wish him well. How many
in his situation ignore those
signs and it just gets worse?
Which leads us to the
deeply-troubled Gordon.
He is still young enough at
23 to turn around what seems
like a career that is closer to
its self-inflicted end than ever
possibly fulfilling its huge
promise but he has to listen

Former big-leaguers Corey Koskie and Matt Stairs,


longtime Montreal manager Felipe Alou and sports
writer Bob Elliott also were elected to the Canadian Hall.
They will be inducted on June 13.
Delgado is the career leader in home runs and RBIs
for the Toronto Blue Jays. The native of Puerto Rico
played 17 seasons overall and finished with 473 homers.
Delgado had eight straight 30-homer years with
Toronto. He was added to the Blue Jays Level of
Excellence in 2013.
Im very honored and humbled to be selected into
the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame, he said. This is
unbelievable news. I always say that you do not play the
game for the awards. But if at the end of the day you get
that recognition from your fans and peers, it means a lot.
Delgado was recently eligible for the National
Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York, for
the first time. In results released last month, he didnt get
enough support from voting members of the Baseball
Writers Association of America to remain on the ballot.
Koskie is from Manitoba and played for Canada in
the World Baseball Classic in 2006 and 2009. The third
baseman helped Minnesota reach the playoffs three
times and also briefly played for Toronto over his 9-year
big-league career.
Stairs is from New Brunswick. He played for

to those around him.


I hope that possible mentors like Cris Carter and even
Michael Irvin (he had his own
issues, didnt he?) can finally
get him to seek help before
it gets to the point that the
only question he asks himself
when he is 40 and looking
back on all that unfulfilled
promise is what if?

Montreal and Toronto and hit 265 homers in 19 seasons.


Alou was part of the Expos organization as a player,
instructor or manager for 27 of its 36 years of existence.
Elliott is the baseball columnist for the Toronto Sun.
Venezuela beats Dominican Republic, reaches
Caribbean semis
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico Niuman Romero homered, Oscar Salazar drove in two runs and Venezuela
beat the Dominican Republic 6-5 Wednesday to reach
the semifinals of the Caribbean Series.
Venezuela (2-0) joins Mexico (2-0) in the next
round.
Romero hit a solo shot in the second inning
off Chicago Cubs reliever Carlos Pimentel (0-1),
who allowed two runs and three hits in two innings.
Venezuela chased starter Edward Valdez after two outs
with four runs in the first inning.
Venezuela starter Yeiper Castillo allowed four runs,
three earned, and three hits in 1 1/3 innings. The rightly
struck out one and walked two.
Chicago White Sox minor-leaguer Leury Garcia
went 3-for-3 with a walk, scoring two runs and driving in
one for the Dominican Republic (1-1).
Cuba (0-2) and Puerto Rico (0-2) play later
Wednesday, with the loser facing elimination. Mexico
had the day off.

Branden Bowen, ol, 6-7, 320, Corner Canyon


HS, Draper, Utah
Matthew Burrell, ol, 6-5, 310, C.D. Hylton HS,
Woodbridge, Va.
Joey Burrow, qb, 6-3, 215, Athens (Ohio) HS
Nick Conner, lb, 6-3, 234, Scioto HS, Dublin,
Ohio
Jashon Cornell, de, 6-2, 261, Cretin Derham
Hall, St. Paul, Minn.
Jamel Dean, db, 6-2, 200, Cocoa (Fla.) HS
Kevin Feder, ol, 6-9, 305, Don
Bosco Prep School, Ramsey, N.J.
Torrance Gibson, qb, 6-4,
195, American Heritage HS, Ft.
Lauderdale, Fla.
Eric Glover-Williams, db, 5-9, 170,
McKinley HS, Canton, Ohio
Davon Hamilton, dt, 6-3, 290,
Central HS, Pickerington, Ohio
K.J. Hill, wr, 6-0, 190, North Little Rock (Ark.)
HS
Justin Hilliard, lb, 6-2, 230, St. Xavier HS,
Cincinnati
DreMont Jones, de, 6-4, 265, St. Ignatius HS,
Cleveland
Mirko Jurkovic Jr., ol, 6-5, 285, IMG Academy,
Bradenton, Fla.
Robert Landers, dt, 6-2, 295, Wayne HS,
Huber Heights, Ohio
Liam McCullough, ls, 6-2, 230, Kilbourne HS,
Worthington, Ohio
Joshua Norwood, db, 6-0, 175, Valdosta
(Ga.) HS
Grant Schmidt, ol, 6-6, 275, Roosevelt HS,
Sioux Falls, S.D.
Alex Stump, wr, 6-3, 193, St. Edward HS,
Lakewood, Ohio
Denzel Ward, db, 5-11, 175, Nordonia HS,
Macedonia, Ohio
Mike Weber, rb, 5-10, 215, Cass Technical
HS, Detroit

BOW LING

Tuesday Merchant
Jan. 27, 2015
Ace Hardware
44-4
Lears Martial Arts
43-12
Pitsenbarger Supply
43-8
R C Connections
42-8
To Legit 2 Split
31-16
Bowlers over 200
Rick Schuck 202, Mike Hughes
254, Ted Kill 206, Dave Stemen
238, Bill Stemen 256, David Newman 233, Jim Childress 201-210247, Desteni Lear 239, Dean
Bowersock 203-235, Mike Rice
228-205-227, Shane Lear 279213-300, Bruce VanMetre 262206-242, John Jones 218-267-279,
John Allen 289-224, Dan Grice
299-242, Joe Geise 241-215-267.
Bowlers over 550
Mike Hughes 583, Dave Stemen 613, Bill Stemen 572, David
Newman 574, Jim Childress 658,
Desteni Lear 577, Dean Bowersock 625, Mike Rice 660, Shane
Lear 792, Bruce VanMetre 710,
John Jones 764, John Allen 712 ,
Dan Grice 727, Joe Giese 723.
Wednesday Industrial
Jan. 28, 2015
Rustic Cafe
34-14
K-M Tire
30-18
Buckeye Painting
28-20
Topp Chalet
26-22
Wilhelm Racing
24-24
Heather Marie Photo
24-24
Cabo
22-26
John Deere
20-28
Fusion Graphic
20-28
D & D Grain
12-36
Men over 200
Daniel Uncapher 223-215, Russ
Wilhelm 205-244-255, Josh DeVelvis 214, Shane Schimmoller 231203, Rob Shaeffer 212-212-241,
Butch Prine Jr. 244-296, Kyle Early
225-276-258, Dave Moenter 201234-203, Doug Milligan Jr. 206235, Brent Jones 214-213-211,
Jason Mahlie 226-223-246, Chandler Stevens 237-233-214, Justin
Starn 211-255, Erin Deal 217-222,
Brent Miller 233-205, Brian Sharp
244, Frank Miller 245-202-262, Joe
Geise 203-241-245, Charlie Lozano 205, John Allen 244-223, John
Jones 246-213-226, Mike Rice
206-204, Dale Riepenhoff 206201, Dan Kleman 210, Greg Kill
235, Dave Kill 202, Matt Hamilton
213, Taylor Booth 233-267-218,
Kyle Hamilton 201, Armando Alverez 246, Sean Hulihan 203-201,
Kyle Profit 201, Terry Trentman
221-223-237, Don Rice 245, Brian
Gossard 234-223, Shawn Allemeier 246, Bruce VanMetre 246-256268, Lenny Hubert 268-254-238.
Men over 550
Daniel Uncapher 613, Russ
Wilhelm 704, Josh DeVelvis 584,
Shane Schimmoller 589, Rob
Shaeffer 665, Butch Prine Jr. 710,

Kyle Early 759, Dave Moenter 638,


Doug Milligan Jr. 622, Brent Jones
638, Jason Mahlie 695, Chandler
Stevens 684, Justin Starn 661,
Erin Deal 620, Brent Miller 59,
Brian Sharp 61, Frank Miller 70,
Joe Geise 68, John Allen 66, John
Jones 68, Mike Rice 601, Dale
Riepenhoff 577, Greg Kill 561,
Duane Kohorst 569, Matt Hamilton
587, Taylor Booth 718, Armando
Alverez 593, Sean Hulihan 593,
Kyle Profit 601, Terry Trentman
681, Don Rice 610, Brian Gossard
645, Shawn Allemeier 617, Bruce
VanMetre 770, Lenny Hubert 760.
Thursday National
Jan. 29, 2015
D R C Big Dogs
38-18
First Federal
38-18
Westrich
32-24
VFW
32-24
Evans Construction
28-28
Old Mill Campground
8-28-28
S & Ks Landeck Tavern 26-30
K-M Tire
26-30
Mushroom Graphics
18-38
Wannemachers
14-42
Men over 200
John Jones 258, Jerry Mericle 258, Dan Grice 227-215-212,
Doug Milligan Jr. 247-227-257,
Randy Mason 210-203, Dan Mason 247, Mark Biedenharn 208,
Neil Mahlie 243-256, Mike Hughes
229, Jason Mahlie 214-214, Carl
Beck 205-237, Ted Wells 247-219,
Brad Thornburgh 217-237, Frank
Miller 238, Jeff Lawrence 201,
Randy Lawley 230, Nate Lawrence
235-220, Jim Meeks 216, Tom
Schulte 205-220, Chuck Verhoff
201-236, Dave Kroeger 204, Dave
MIller 204, Phil Fetzer 235-223,
Ray Geary 202-241, Jerry Kraft
204, Bruce Kraft 208, Lenny Hubert 234-210, Don Rice 226-279,
Sean Hulihan 225-221, Rob Ruda
235, Scott Scalf 257-266-229, Tom
Pratter 224, Brian Schaadt 213228, Neil Korte 213, Bruce VanMetre 214.
Men over 550
John Jones 642, Jerry Mericle
569, John Allen 551, Dan Grice
654, Doug Milligan Jr. 731, Randy
Mason 606, Dan Mason 608, Lenny Klaus 572, Mark Biedenharn
563, Neil Mahlie 676, Mike Hughes
603, Jason Mahlie 625, Carl Beck
594, Ted Wells 635, Brad Thornburgh 634, Frank Miller 587, Randy Lawely 565, Nate Lawrence
642, Jim Meeks 569, Tom Schulte 616, Chuck Verhoff 612, Dave
Kroeger 590, Dave Miller 559, Phil
Fetzer 649, Ray Geary 621, Jerry
Kraft 564, Rick Schuck 560, Lenny
Hubert 630, Don Rice 703, Sean
Hulihan 639, Rob Ruda 620, Scott
Scalf 752, Dick Mowery 558, Brian
Schaadt 641, Neil Korte 585, Bruce
VanMetre 586.

8 The Herald

Thursday, February 5, 2015

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Help Wanted
110 Card Of Thanks
115 Entertainment
120 InCITY
Memoriam
THE
of Delphos,
125 Lost And Found
Ohio
is
accepting re130 Prayers
sumes
for the position of
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Assistant
Superintend140 Happy Ads
145of
Ride
ent
theShare
Water Depart-

ment. The Assistant Su200 EMPLOYMENT


perintendent
shall be ap205 Business Opportunities
pointed
by the Board of
210 Childcare
C215
o nDomestic
trol. Candidates
220 Elderly
Home
CareVan
must
live in
Allen,
225 Employment
Wert
County or Services
a county
230 Farm And Agriculture
contiguous
to Allen or
235 General
Van Wert County.

This is an administrative
positiion responsible for
assisting the Water Superintendent with the operation and maintenance of the Water Treatment Plant. The Assistant Superintendent will
be required to represent
the City and be responsible for all water operations in the absence of
the Superintendent.
Must have a valid Class
III Ohio Water Operators license or an equivalent license from another
State transferable to the
State of Ohio. The Assistant Superintendent
will be the Operator of
Record with the Ohio
Environmental Protection Agency for the Water Treatment Plant.
Salary is set by City
Council.
A full copy of the job description is available on
line at www.cityofdelphos.com.
Resumes must be received no later than
noon February 17, 2015
and be addressed to:
City of Delphos
Attn: Mayor
608 N. Canal St.
Delphos, OH 45833
Or by email:
mgallmeier@cityof
delphos.com

275 Work Wanted


AMISH COUNTRY
Roofing specializing in
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at 330-473-8989.

425 Houses For Sale


USE YOUR
TAX RETURNS
as a down payment
towards your new home
here. Rent-to-Own, Land
Contract and more
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Auglaize, Van Wert and
Allen counties.
chbsinc.com for pics,
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or 419-586-8220

575 For Sale


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boots, $15. Ladies dress
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577 Miscellaneous
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245
Manufacturing/Trade
592
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250 Office/Clerical
255 Professional
260 Restaurant
265 Retail
270 Sales and Marketing
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280 Transportation

Raines
Jewelry
Cash for Gold

300 REAL ESTATE/RENTAL


Scrap
Gold, Gold Jewelry,
305
Apartment/Duplex
coins, Silverware,
310Silver
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315Pocket
Condos
Watches, Diamonds.
320 House
2330 Shawnee Rd.
325 Mobile Homes
Lima
330 Office Space
335 Room
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340 Warehouse/Storage

610 Automotive

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805 Auto

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670 Miscellaneous

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Talk of long-ago divorce


can bring present-day pain

DO NOT want to hear anything about


their ex? We dont want to hear -again and again -- how much better
& Welding Inc
Fabrica
.
the
extiondid
in the settlement
than we
did. We dont want to hear that the ex
was seen with his girlfriend the other
day.
I have a friend who tells me every
time I speak with her how much better he made out in the settlement than
I did. People also need to realize that
even though the divorce was years
ago, it still hurts. -- HURTING IN
MASSACHUSETTS
DEAR HURTING: Im passing
along your message. However, when
it first happened, you should have told
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finance,
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one-dimensional part that exists
only to be steamrolled flat by the
Hart-Gad comedy express. Heres
hoping she gets another crack
at another, fuller, better role in
another, better movie, soon.
But Cuoco-Sweeting gets firstclass treatment compared to what
happens to Cloris Leachman.
The Oscar-winning actress, who
appears as Gretchens elderly
grandmother, literally goes up in
flames during a family dinner.
Heres hoping she gets another
part in a film that doesnt roast
her like a Thanksgiving turkey,
and then keep joking about it for
the rest of the movie.
The very idea of the movie is
preposterous, but you cant really
bash it for that. Its most loathsome
offense is its premise that neither
men nor women are trustworthy,
that both sexes are schemers and
losersa toxic taint of mistrust
and misogyny that makes every
joke, even the funny ones, land
with a jaded thud.
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you might gravitate to the movies
subtext of male friendships, or
note the (relative) subtlety and
sly grace of Olivia Thirlby, as
Grechens younger sister, who
almost susses out Doug and
Jimmys ruse. And you might
smile, and rightfully so, at the
song-and-dance sequence into
which Doug and Jimmy break
when they crash someone elses
wedding party, with the camera
circling around and over them,
a joyous surprise outburst of
moves, grooves and high spirits
that seems to comewell, from
some other movie entirely.
A better movie.
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and everyone else, their next
projects, whatever they are, have
better rings to them than this
ding-dong dud.
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By Eugenia Last

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2015


This is the year to explore
and expand your dreams,
hopes and wishes. Interacting with people who share
your interests will give you
a large pool of potential
partners. The time for contemplation and procrastination has passed. Its time to
move onward and upward.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19)
-- Positive action will be your
best bet. Your ingenuity and
charisma will attract interesting and influential partners.
A love relationship will take
a favorable turn, leading to
greater stability.
PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20)
-- Work on developing your
ideas until you are ready to
present and market what
you have to offer. Sharing
your ideas prematurely will
result in lack of interest.
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -Making personal changes to
your appearance or attitude
will go a long way. If you ask
for what you need, you will
get the response necessary
to move forward. Progressive action will result in a
host of positive alternatives.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20)
-- Slowly but surely, you will
pick up momentum. You may
feel energetic, but in the end,
you will make mistakes and
miss your mark if you overload your plate.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20)
-- Apologize if you want to
keep the peace at home.
There are always two sides
to every situation. Respect
the fact that everyone is entitled to his or her own opinion.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -Stick to what you are good
at doing. Starting a new venture when you still have one
in the works will distract you
from your ultimate goal. Use
your energy wisely.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Focus on love and togetherness. Do whatever is necessary to provide a dramatic
and dynamic day for someone special. Make the time
you spend together memorable.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -Check the information you
receive before you make a
decision. Changing course
without having all the details
will result in confusion. Dont
make a choice based on
someone elses recommendation.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23)
-- Rely on your resources.
Someone who reneges on a
commitment will disappoint
you. A personal relationship
will take a meaningful turn.
Make your move and make
it count.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -Plenty of opportunities are
on the horizon. If you reduce
your expenditures, you may
be able to get in on a lucrative venture. A long-term investment will pay off.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec.
21) -- You will be faced with
numerous decisions. Put off
making a commitment until
you have explored all your
options. Hasty actions will be
your downfall.
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-- Someone you know well
will offer the tips you need to
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movies
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19 Lairds
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21 Choir voice
23 Coal holder
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eye
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sparkle
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50 Expensive
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54 Niche
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key
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Sagan
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around
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family
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rival
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cheese
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Obamas pick to run


Pentagon grilled on
Capitol Hill
WASHINGTON (AP)
President Barack Obamas
pick to run the Pentagon
was grilled Wednesday by
Republicans who used his
confirmation hearing to criticize White House foreign policy on every front from
battling Islamic State militants
to supporting Ukraine to trying to shutter the prison at
Guantanamo Bay.
Ashton Carter is on the fast
track to being the presidents
fourth defense secretary in
six years, but despite recent
back surgery he endured several hours of questioning by
members of the Senate Armed
Services Committee, now in
Republican control.
Committee Chairman John
McCain, R-Ariz., praised
the nominee as an honest,
hard-working and respected
defense professional. Then he
pounced on Obamas strategy
to combat Islamic State militants, who have seized territory in Iraq and Syria and have
drawn worldwide condemnation for their brutal killings,
including burning a Jordanian
pilot alive in a cage.
McCain pointedly asked
Carter what the administrations
strategy was to confront IS.
Carter said the goal was to
defeat the Islamic State forces
in a way that once they are
beaten they stay beaten. In
Iraq, that will be the job of the
Iraqi security forces, which
Carter said he understood
would begin to take back
territory in coming months.
In Syria, the U.S. is helping
build a fighting force of moderate Syrian regional forces to
take on the militants.

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Amid Mockingbird
No fast or slow lanes for
Internet? New rules proposed sequel buzz, worries
about Lees wishes
WASHINGTON (AP) Declaring
the Internet critical for the nation, a top
U.S. regulator on Wednesday proposed an
unprecedented expansion of federal power
to ensure providers dont block or slow
web traffic for Americas countless users.
The
proposal
by
Federal
Communications Commission Chairman
Tom Wheeler was a victory for advocates
of net neutrality, the idea that Internet
providers must allow data to move across
their networks without interference. The
idea has been the subject of heavy lobbying and millions of dollars in advertising in
the past year.
Net neutrality means that whether
youre trying to buy a necklace on Etsy,
stream the season premiere of Netflixs
House of Cards or watch a music video
on Googles YouTube, your Internet service provider would have to load all of
those websites equally quickly.
Major Internet providers insist they
have no plans to create such fast or slow
lanes, but they strongly oppose the regulation, arguing that it could stifle innovation
and investment. Open Internet rules had
been in place but were recently knocked
down by a federal court.
Wheelers proposal attempts to erase
any legal uncertainty by reclassifying
the Internet as a telecommunications service and regulating it under the 1934
Communications Act. The plan would
apply to both wired service provided by
companies like Comcast and wireless service by companies like T-Mobile.
That would put all Internet service in the
same regulatory camp as telephones and
any other public utility, which Republicans
and industry officials say would discourage investment and increase taxes.
The FCC will vote Feb. 26 on the proposal, and approval is considered likely.
President Barack Obama has called for

regulation under the Communications Act,


and Democratic appointees hold a commission majority.
It is counterproductive because heavy
regulation of the Internet will create
uncertainty and chill investment among
the many players not just Internet service providers that now will need to
consider FCC rules before launching new
services, said Michael Glover, Verizon
senior vice president and deputy general
counsel.
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the move is necessary to prevent providers from creating slow or fast lanes on
the Internet in which content companies
like Netflix can pay to jump to the head
of the queue. Wheeler also shrugged off
any suggestions that his plan would chill
industry investment, citing $300 billion in
investment by the wireless industry in the
past two decades.
My proposal assures the rights of
Internet users to go where they want, when
they want, and the rights of innovators to
introduce new products without asking
anyones permission, Wheeler wrote in an
article that Wired magazine posted online.
Still, his plan is an aggressive regulatory leap in an industry that has so far
seen little government oversight. Wheeler
said he would not use the new regulations
to tell broadband providers how much to
charge customers, as the Communications
Act would allow. Still, industry says thats
only a matter of time.
Despite the repeated assurances from
the president and Chairman Wheeler, we
remain concerned that this proposal will
confer sweeping discretion to regulate rates
and set the economic terms and conditions
of business relationships, said Michael
Powell, head of the National Cable and
Telecommunications Association and former FCC chairman.

College students report more stress, less time to socialize


SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Todays
high school seniors arent partying and
socializing as much as their parents
generation theyre too busy trying
to get into college, and when they get
there, some dont feel good about themselves, a new survey reports.
The annual survey of college freshmen by UCLAs Higher Education
Research Institute found that incoming students at four-year colleges and
universities last fall devoted half as
many hours to hanging out with friends
during their final year of high school as
students who entered college in 1987,
when the institute first asked respondents about hobnobbing habits.
The findings rang true to Isabella
Galeazi, 18, who is juggling a job at
McDonalds and a musical production
internship along with a full-time course
load at California State University,
Fullerton. Balancing her professional
and academic responsibilities with her
desire for a thriving social life has proven a challenge that sometimes leaves her
feeling snowed under, Galeazi said.
My parents are always saying,
When they were in school, when they
were in school, but I can show them
my math homework and they have no
clue how to do it, she said. The work
load is a lot heavier and the work is a
lot harder. There is so much pressure to
do well in high school or otherwise you
wont get into college and if you dont
do well in college you wont get a job.
The survey found that first-yearcollege students sense of emotional
well-being is at its lowest since the

institute first asked the question in 1985.


The results released Wednesday are
consistent with other trends that indicate millennials face greater pressure to
succeed academically and has less time
to have fun, said Kevin Eagan, the institutes managing director and an assistant
professor at UCLA
The declines we have seen in time
spent partying and the frequency of
alcohol use in high school and the
increases we have seen in the number of college applications students are
submitting and their reporting feeling
overwhelmed are all signs students are
internalizing this message that they need
to take the last year of high school seriously, Eagan said.
In the survey, nearly 39 percent said
they spent five hours or less each week
socializing, compared to the 18 percent
who mingled with others that much in
1987. During the same 27-year period,
the percentage of students who said they
passed six or more hours each week
partying shrank from 35 percent in
1987 to 9 percent in 2014.
When asked to rank their emotional
health in comparison with their peers,
half put themselves in the above-average
category. Nearly 12 percent rated their
emotional well-being as below average,
a figure that stood at 3.5 percent in 1985.
Jack Foley, 18, a freshman at the
University of California, Davis and considers himself neither happier nor less
happy than other people his age, advised
parents not to read too much into the
survey. Sure, todays older teenagers
may be spending less time chilling out

with friends than their folks did in


the 1980s, but they connect with others through social media and the clubs
and extra-curricular activities they have
been primed to participate in since toddlerhood, Foley said.
Its kind of a competition: Oh, you
are stressed? Im stressed! Which isnt
to say people arent stressed, but I think
there is an element of talking about how
stressed you are because there is this
twisted self-fulfillment level to measure
up with your peers, he said. In some
ways, talking about how stressed you
feel is a way to quantify how well you
are doing and how hard you are working.
Dr. Gina Fleming, medical director of the University of Californias
student health insurance program, has
been lobbying the 10-campus systems
board to provide more money for counselors, psychologists and psychiatrists
at student health centers. Over the last
three years, there has been a 20 percent
increase in students seeking help for
anxiety or depression, Fleming said,
with many also complaining of stomach
aches, headaches and insomnia that are
likely stress-induced.
There is a greater expectation that
they need to succeed and do extremely
well from the get-go at the same time
they are dealing with the regular transitional issues of leaving home and adapting to the student environment, she
said. The pressure that starts in high
school about What is your SAT score?
What is your GPA? What are you going
to study? is so different from 1985.

Australian wins race up Empire State Building in 12 minutes


NEW YORK (AP) An Australian woman won the annual race up the Empire State Buildings stairs for the sixth time,
a record for the womens event.
Suzy Walsham dashed up 1,576 steps to the 86th-floor
observatory in the Empire State Building Run-Up on
Wednesday night in 12 minutes and 30 seconds.
The mens race was won by German runner Christian
Riedel, a first-time winner who came in at 10 minutes and 16
seconds.
The 38th annual tower climb was organized by the New
York Road Runners, which also puts together the New York
City Marathon.
The participants came from around the world and were
led by the elite womens and mens groups. The general field

followed, with staggered, seconds-apart start times for racers


to avoid a crush of people all trying to get into the stairwell at
the same time.
Last year, Walsham won the womens event in 11 minutes
and 57 seconds and Thorbjorn Ludvigsen, of Norway, won the
mens race in 10 minutes and 6 seconds.
The course records are 9 minutes and 33 seconds for the
men, set by Australian Paul Crake in 2003, and 11 minutes
and 23 seconds for the women, set by Austrian Andrea Mayr
in 2006.
German Thomas Dold holds the record for most mens
victories, with seven.
The Empire State Building Run-Up is one of the most wellknown tower climbs in the world.

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When I first started, I asked what


the library had done in the past for
preschoolers and there hadnt been
any programming, she explained. I
started the first Storytime and just
announced it and hoped everyone
would come. That first night, I was set
up in the auxiliary room with space for
the children and my chair and by the
end of the night, I was pushed back up
against the far wall and the room was
full with 70 children. For the next one,
we had to offer two groups and weve
done that ever since. I think that really
filled a need.

Cressman said moving her desk out


into the childrens section was also
beneficial to her patrons.
When I got here, my desk was
way back in the back of the library. I
couldnt even see the childrens section, she said. I moved my desk out
in and among the books. I think you
need an active working desk where
the kids can come and see you and ask
questions a physical presence they
can connect with and someone who
smiles and makes them feel welcome.
While Cressman is looking forward to spending more time with her
husband, Dennis, their two children,
Joe (Gabrielle) Cressman and Betsy

(Wes) Ditto, and her four grandchildren,


Dalton, Joy, Linkin and Levi, she will
still share her passion for reading and
life through her child mentoring and
volunteering. She also enjoys recycling/
restoring/refurbishing furniture for her
home and tending her huge garden.
Library Director Kelly Rist said
Cressman will be hard to replace.
Im starting my third year here
and I can see how much she loves
her job and shes been an invaluable
team member, Rist said. It will take
a while to find the right person who
has as much love for children and
literature. Its a calling, not just a job
or career.

MONROEVILLE, Ala.
(AP) Hometown friends
and fans of To Kill A
Mockingbird author Harper
Lee are struggling to reconcile a publishers sensational announcement that her
decades-old manuscript for a
sequel had been rediscovered
and will be released with
the image of the elderly writer
at her sisters recent funeral.
Grieving, ill and seated in
a wheelchair, Lee talked loudly to herself at awkward times
during the service for her
beloved older sister and attorney, Alice, according to two
family friends who attended
the November service. Lee
mumbled in a manner that
shocked some in attendance,
said one of the friends.
Both spoke on condition
that they not be identified
one for fear of upsetting those
handling the authors affairs,
the other not wanting to upset
the family.
That scene seemed at odds
with Tuesdays announcement
by an arm of HarperCollins
Publishers that included an
eloquent statement attributed to Lee, 88, who spends
her days in an assisted living
center not far from where
she grew up in this south
Alabama town, the inspiration for Mockingbird. The
publisher said Tonja Carter,
an attorney who practiced
with Alice Lee, found an
unpublished manuscript titled
Go Set a Watchman, and
that it will be released in July
as a sequel to the beloved
novel.
I am humbled and amazed
that this will now be published after all these years,
Lee was quoted as saying.
Townspeople say it is
common knowledge that Lee
is deaf, blind and in poor
health she had a stroke
some years ago.
But publisher Jonathan
Burnham said in a telephone
interview Tuesday that he
was completely confident

Killer

she was fully involved in the


decision to release the book.
He acknowledged, though,
that he had had no direct contact with Lee regarding the
new book and had last seen
her years ago, for a celebration
of her 80th birthday. Burnham
said he relied in part on reports
from literary agent Andrew
Nurnberg, who had found Lee
feisty and enthusiastic about
the new book.
Nurnberg released a statement Wednesday saying speculation on Lees life was to be
expected.
There will inevitably be
speculation regarding Harper
Lee as she has lived a very
private life, he said. She
was genuinely surprised at the
discovery of the manuscript
but delighted by the suggestion to publish what she considers to be the parent to
Mockingbird. I met with her
last autumn and again over
two days in January; she was
in great spirits and increasingly excited at the prospect
of this novel finally seeing
the light of day.
Ira Silverberg, a publishing consultant and longtime
member of the publishing
industry who was formerly
a literary agent, described
Nurnberg as a very well
respected agent internationally. Silverberg said he was
honest, candid, sharp and a
trusted colleague.
Questions about Lees
involvement did not stop
the public from pre-ordering
the book. As of Wednesday
evening, Watchman was
No. 1 on Amazon.com, more
than five months before its
official release. To Kill a
Mockingbird ranked No. 2.
Mary McDonagh Murphy,
author of the 2010 book,
Scout, Atticus & Boo: A
Celebration of 50 Years of
To Kill a Mockingbird,
said she did not doubt that
Lee was capable of making
the decision to publish the
new book.

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As for the number of cases diagnosed, prostate and breast


are the most common cancers in men and women, respectively,
in rich countries.
THE U.S. PICTURE
Lung cancer became the top cancer killer for men in the
1950s, and for women in the late 1980s, reflecting trends in
smoking rates.
LOOKING AHEAD
Smoking rates have leveled off or dropped in rich countries.
In the United States, we are already seeing lung cancer death
rates decline, Torre said.
HOW TO LOWER RISK
The American Institute for Cancer Research says half of
all cancers are preventable. Healthy diets and getting enough
exercise cut risk. The hepatitis vaccine helps prevent liver cancer; the HPV vaccine lowers the risk of getting cervical cancer.
The biggest factor: Stop smoking, or dont start. Quitting by
middle age can avoid 60 percent of the risk of dying of lung
cancer, Torre said.
Its never too late to quit.

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Trivia

Answers to Wednesdays questions:


The technical term used by the National
Aeronautics and Space Administration for a space
walk is EVA or extra-vehicular activity.
Lyndon B. Johnson had the Muzak franchise
for Austin, Texas, in the early 1050s, when he was
a U.S. senator. Dwight D. Eisenhower had Muzak
installed in the West Wing private quarters
of the White House in 1953. Richard Nixon had it
played at his inauguration in 1969.
Todays questions:
What was the storm door structure that
Theophilus Van Kannel received a patent for in
1888?
What was the top sports moment of the 20th
century, according to Sports Illustrated magazine?
Answers in Fridays Herald.