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Committee meeting changed
Due to the girls basketball Regional game on Thursday, the Delphos City Schools Board of Education Finance Committee will meet at 8 p.m. today. Meetings are held at the administration building.


Council receives drainage request
BY GREG SCHERGER DELPHOS — Perfection Group is a Cincinnatibased energy conservation firm. Representatives Rick Anderson and Al Lindeman addressed Delphos City Council Monday evening and provided a proposal for energy reduction usage within all city buildings. They suggested the city pursue available funding through House Bill 420 for projects to reduce city building energy costs. Areas of potential energy use reduction were identified in lighting, HVAC, water, windows and doors and the increased use of solar energy and procurement of reduced rates from utilities now serving the city. Examples of energy savings payback were provided as well as a synopsis of other municipalities the company has recently worked with to achieve results. Council was provided further information and brochures from the firm; the benefits and level of interest in the proposal will be addressed at the next council session. Allen County Engineer Tim Piper advised council that the city is now receiving approximately $1,700 per month in permissive tax funds. This money is typically tagged for road resurfacing. The account presently reflects a $40,414 balance and is typically utilized to some level annually upon a specific city paving street project. Delphos businessman Howard Violet addressed council regarding the deteriorating condition of North Main Street. Violet provided council a letter reflecting his statements, as well as photographs of the street, focusing on the length from Pohlman Road south to the area of Twelfth and Thirteenth streets. Violet was concerned about the grade and elevation of the street with respect to adjacent property, contending the street is now low in grade preventing drainage, which in turn degrades the street surface. He inquired if council could at some time take action to pave and elevate the street so standing water will not continue to collect along the roadway edge. Violet’s business is located just north of the Delphos city limits in Putnam County on Road U-20, which is effectively a continuation of Main Street north of Pohlman Road. He stated he has taken action at his own expense to address the level of his property with respect to the road surface to alleviate standing water problems and sought the assistance of the city to do the same on the adjoining Main Street thoroughfare. Safety Service Director Greg Berquist advised Violet that action by owners of property adjacent to North Main Street in the target area to address the drainage issue would go far to clear up the problem, indicating that he is in the process of contacting property owners on this matter. He also said there are six catch basins in the area intended to collect water from the roadway. Berquist added that the cost to repave and elevate the area would totally consume the city budget for road resurfacing and repair. He also reiterated that no grant monies presently exist for such a project. Councilman Rick Hanser suggested that some of the road deterioration might be due to heavy truck traffic, a necessity for businesses in the immediate area. Council took no action concerning opposing a reduction of funds to local govern-

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Delphos, Ohio ments from the state and an ordinance to contract with a successful bidder for an Elida Road/Fifth Street sidewalk project. Berquist advised council the administration has accepted a bid from Jennings Township for the street patching equipment and associated material made expendable with the purchase of upgraded equipment by the city. The successful bid for the equipment is $14,000. Council discussed further steps that may be taken to clean up derelict properties within the city, enforcement of fines for littering, prompting residents to quickly return emptied trash and recycle receptacles from the curb after servicing by pickup contractor and control of an ever-increasing stray cat population within the city. Council retreated to executive session and took no further action.

Jefferson top in state in prom contest

Jefferson High School is currently in first place in the state and second place in the nation in the Proms Across American contest. The top school from each state will earn $1,000 in gift certificates that can be used to purchase prom supplies. To vote, go to contest., click on the vote button, choose OH and then Delphos Jefferson High School. Fill in the security code and e-mail. The site will then prompt you to register your e-mail address. An activation e-mail will be sent with a voting link. Click on the link and vote. Voting can be done daily and after the e-mail is registered, just go to, click on vote, choose OH then Delphos Jefferson High School and vote. Standings can also be viewed from the home page.

Warplanes launch new airstrikes on rebels
By PAUL SCHEMM and MAGGIE MICHAEL The Associated Press

RAS LANOUF, Libya — Libyan warplanes launched at least five new airstrikes today near rebel positions in the oil port of Ras Lanouf, keeping up a counteroffensive to prevent the opposition from advancing toward leader Moammar Gadhafi’s stronghold in the capital Tripoli. There was no immediJefferson ticket sales ate word on casualties, and Tickets for the Jefferson an Associated Press reporter boys District basketball who witnessed the strikes game Wednesday and said they did not appear to the girls Regional tussle hit any fighters. The latest Thursday at Elida will airstrike hit a two-story house be sold at the Jefferson in a residential area, causing Administration Building some damage but not hurting until 6:30 p.m. tonight, anyone. as well as Wednesday Nancy Spencer photo Representatives of the (boys) and Thursday during regular hours. opposition, which controls Wrestling All-Stars in the eastern half of Libya, Delphos said they have received an The Arnold C. Diestsberger Foundation recently received a $50,000 gift from The Lima Area Wrestling offer to negotiate the terms the Donald and Elizabeth Helmkamp Charitable Remainder Trust. Accepting the Coaches Association is host- of Gadhafi’s departure. check from Ron Huysman, Elizabeth’s nephew, center, are Foundation Trustees ing the 2011 high school However, they could not conRick Miller, left, and Bill Massa. Miller and Massa said many people do not know all-star meet at St. John’s firm whether the envoy who the foundation accepts gifts, which are invested with returns distributed to local civic Wednesday. Watch the Lima made the offer was authoand charitable groups., area’s best high school wres- rized by the regime to do so tlers as the WBL all-stars take on the Independents. The action begins at 6 p.m. Racers home opener moved back Staff reports The University of Northwestern Ohio baseStephanie Braun of ball team’s home opener By KIMBERLY HEFLING compared with 3 percent of the Delphos Education scheduled for today with military men, according to The Associated Press Association has been named a Mt. Vernon Nazarene Pentagon statistics. Among the recipient of the Northwestern has been postponed to WASHINGTON — Two military’s enlisted corps, nearly Ohio Education Association’s Thursday. The doublefailed marriages were the 9 percent of women saw their District Service Award. header will begin at 1 p.m. cost of war for Sgt. Jennifer marriages end, compared with “Winners are selected TODAY a little more than 3 percent of Schobey. Boys District Basketball with a particular emphasis on The breaking point in her the men. high quality and the award Division IV: at Like all divorces, the results first marriage came when Wapakoneta: Spencerville vs. is considered a hallmark of her husband deployed to can be a sense of loss and a New Knoxville, 6:15 p.m.; respect,” NOEA President Afghanistan, the last in a long financial blow. But for military St. John’s vs. Minster, 8 p.m. Jerry Schlick said. line of separations they had women, a divorce can be a At Lima Senior: Columbus Braun is a math teacher endured as they juggled two breaking point — even putting Grove vs. Arlington, at Jefferson High School military careers. Schobey mar- them at greater risk for home6:15 p.m.; Continental and after 13 years, has been ried another combat veteran, lessness down the road. vs. USV, 8 p.m. It has an effect, too, on milibut eventually that union failed appointed Math Department under the weight of two cases tary kids. The military has more chair because of her leaderof post-traumatic stress disor- single moms than dads, and an ship skills and knowledge of Forecast der — his and hers. They are estimated 30,000 of them have advanced math and computer deployed in support of the wars Showers now getting divorced. science. Separations. Injuries. in Iraq and Afghanistan. Wednesday; During her years at Why military women are Mental health issues. All are slight chance Jefferson, Braun has been added weights to the normal more burdened by divorce is of afternoon involved in NWOEA work unclear, although societal presstrains of marriage. storms. High at the local and district levFor women in the military, sure is likely a factor. in upper els. She has served the DEA “It’s a strange situation, there’s a cold, hard reality: 40s. See page 2. as a building representative, Their marriages are more than where there’s a fair amount of vice president and president. twice as likely to end in divorce equality in terms of their miliShe has also been the chair Photo submitted as those of their male comrades tary roles, but as the military Index of the local Professional Jefferson High School math teacher and Delphos — and up to three times as increasingly treats women the Obituaries 2 Development Committee for same as it treats men in terms State/Local 3 11 years, a negotiator for Education Association member Stephanie Braun receives likely for enlisted women. And of their work expectations, the NWOEA District Service Award from NOEA President military women get divorced Politics 4 two contracts and delegate to at higher rates than their peers however, society still expects Community 5 many for NWOEA and Ohio Jerry Schlick. outside the military, while mili- them to fulfill their family roles. Sports 6-7 Education Association func- Development, Technology Board of Directors. tary men divorce at lower rates And that’s not equally balanced between men and women,” Classifieds 8 tions. In 2000, she received and Budget committees. She At Jefferson, Braun than their civilian peers. About 220,000 women have said David Segal, director of Television 9 the NWOEA Promising has been the chair of the attained National Board Public Relations Committee Certified Teacher in 2002, served in Afghanistan and Iraq the Center for Research on World briefs 10 Leader Award. At the district level, Braun since 2003 and the liaison has served as prom coordi- in roles ranging from helicop- Military Organization at the has been the recording secre- of the Public Relations and nator for the past two years ter pilots to police officers. Last University of Maryland. tary for eight years and has Convention Planning com- and is currently advisor to year, 7.8 percent of women See DIVORCE, page 2 in the military got a divorce, served on the Professional mittees for the NWOEA student council.


Braun earns NWOEA District Service Award Female GIs struggle with

and said in any case, they would not negotiate with the government. Gadhafi’s regime has been using its air power advantage more each day to check a rebel advance west toward Tripoli on the main highway leading out of the opposition-controlled eastern half of the country. The increasing use of air power underlines the vulnerability of the rebel forces as they attempt to march in open terrain along the Mediterranean coast and could prompt world powers to impose a no-fly zone over Libya to deny Gadhafi that edge. The United States and its NATO allies edged closer Monday to formulating a military response to the escalating violence in Libya as the alliance boosted surveillance flights over the country and the Obama administration signaled it might be willing to help arm Gadhafi’s opponents. Europe, meanwhile, kick-started international efforts to impose a no-fly zone.

Dienstberger Foundation receives gift

higher rate of divorce

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For The Record
“Even just rumors of cheating can really affect you,” Gibson said. Gibson left the military after she got pregnant. She’s now raising their 1-year-old in Mannheim, Germany, while her husband continues his military career. Fortunately, she said, they were able to make their marriage work. “It was really hard. . We’ve gone through a lot of difficult points in the relationship and sometimes we weren’t even sure how it was going to end up. But at the end I think it made us closer because it kind of made us prove to ourselves how much we wanted it,” Gibson said. “We weren’t about to just give up.” Female service members married to civilians face their own challenges. The rate of divorce among military women is higher for those married to civilians, said Benjamin Karney, a psychology professor at UCLA who studied the issue for the Rand Corp. Research has found that the husbands of female service members were less likely to be employed than military wives.

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One speculation is that while more traditional men join the military, women who are attracted to military life are less conventional — and perhaps less willing to stay in a bad marriage. About half of all married women in the military are married to a fellow service member, compared with less than 10 percent of military men. While it can be an advantage to be married to someone who understands military life, balancing two military careers poses challenges. Former Army Sgt. Daniela Gibson, an Afghan war veteran, knows that first-hand. Gibson, 24, spent more than four years apart from her military husband and thousands of dollars on long-distance phone calls as they each did war deployments, training and moves. She said it’s tough to not feel insecure about your own marriage as you watch others falling apart around you and see fellow service members cheating on their spouses, which she says is all too frequent during deployments.

Minor injuries after accident
At 4:19 p.m. on Saturday, a collision occurred when the driver of one vehicle pulled out in front of a second vehicle and was struck. Bradley Trentman 22, of Delphos, was headed westbound on West First Street approaching the intersection of Clay and First Streets. Stephanie Metzger, 18, of Delphos, was traveling northbound on North Clay Street and came to a stop at the stop sign before proceeding



Driver strikes fire hydrant
At 9:57 p.m. on Friday, a collision occurred when the driver of a vehicle left the roadway and struck a fire hydrant. Jasmine Boop, 20, of Delphos, was headed southbound on South Clay Street nearing the 300 block when she saw a second vehicle parked on her side of the road facing north. Boop claimed

into the intersection, failing to see the Trentman vehicle. Trentman struck Metzger’s vehicle causing heavy damage to both vehicles. Metzger sustained minor injuries and was checked by members of Delphos Fire and EMS and refused further treatment. Both vehicles were towed from the scene. Metzger was cited for a failure to yield after stopping.

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The Delphos Herald
Vol. 141 No. 225

Robert K. “Bob” Whitacre

Twenty-three individuals appeared before Judge Charles D. Steele on Monday morning in Van Wert County Common Pleas Court, all entered not guilty pleas to indictments handed down by the Van Wert County Grand Jury which met in regular session last week. Tyan N. Montalva, 22, and Chad Bellis, 38, Portland, Ind., were indicted on charges of illegal manufacture of drugs, a felony of the second degree; and illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs, a felony of the fourth degree. Montalva and Bellis were arrested by the Ohio State Highway Patrol on Feb. 28th after a trooper found the semi-tractor trailer parked partially on the roadway near U. S. Rt. 224 and Lincoln Highway. Troopers found materials used in the manufacture of Methamphetamine inside the vehicle. Both Montalva and Bellis entered not guilty pleas and were ordered held $150,000 cash bond with a ten percent privilege along with a $5,000 unsecured personal surety bond. A pretrial hearing has been scheduled for March 16. Jason Lamb, 29, and Allison Hoblet, 31, Van Wert, both were ordered held on cash bonds of $10,000 along with a $5,000 unsecured personal surety bond. Lamb had entered a not guilty plea to a three count indictment charging him with trafficking in drugs, a felony of the fourth degree; and Hoblet had entered a not guilty plea to two counts of trafficking heroin in the vicinity of a child, both counts were felonies of the fifth degree.

Van Wert County Prosecuting Attorney Charles F. Kennedy asked that Judge Steele set a cash bond after telling the court that they had received information that Lamb and Hoblet were attempting to flee the area over the weekend. The two were subsequently apprehended by the Ohio State Highway Patrol. A pretrial hearing has been scheduled for March 16 for Hoblet with Lamb’s pretrial hearing scheduled for March 23. Chad Diltz, 39, Delphos, entered a not guilty plea to an indictment charging him with trafficking in Oxycodone, a felony of the third degree. Diltz was indicted after he allegedly sold Oxycodone to an undercover agent working for the West Central Crime Task Force that was conducting an undercover operation in the City of Delphos. Van Wert County Prosecuting Attorney Charles F. Kennedy asked for a cash bond on Diltz. Kennedy told Judge Steele Diltz has a very lengthy criminal history, been to prison a number of times and was just recently released from prison on a drug violation charge. Judge Steele ordered Diltz held on a $10,000 cash bond along with a $5,000 unsecured personal surety bond. A pretrial hearing has been set for March 16. Virginia Schrader, 21, Van Wert, entered a not guilty plea to two counts of trafficking in drugs. Schrader was ordered held on a $5,000 cash bond along with a $5,000 unsecured personal surety bond after prosecutors told Judge Steele there was some question as to her address. A pretrial hearing has been scheduled for March 16. Amber Baker, 21, Van Wert, entered a not guilty plea to an indictment charging her with two counts of trafficking in heroin, both felonies of the fifth degree. Baker was released on a $5,000 unsecured personal surety bond with a pretrial hearing scheduled for March 16. Alyssa Bebout, 22, Van Wert, entered a not guilty plea to an indictment charging her with trafficking in drugs, with a specification that she used a 1996 automobile in the commission of the offense. Bebout was released on a $5,000 unsecured personal surety bond with a pretrial hearing scheduled for March 16. Megan Wannemacher, 25, Van Wert, entered a not guilty plea to an indictment charging her with trafficking in drugs, a felony of the fourth degree. Wannemacher was released on a $5,000 unsecured personal surety bond with a pretrial hearing scheduled for March 16. Christine Holtsberry Miller, 19, Van Wert, entered a not guilty plea to a charge of receiving stolen property, a felony of the fifth degree. Miller was ordered held on a $5,000 unsecured personal surety bond along with a $25,000 cash bond. Miller was on probation at the time of this most recent offense. A pretrial hearing has been scheduled for March 16. Stacy Young, 34, Van Wert, entered a not guilty plea to an indictment charging her with two counts of trafficking in drugs, both counts were felonies of the fifth degree. Young was released on a $5,000 unsecured personal surety bond with a pretrial hearing scheduled for March 16. Tasha Comment, 27, Van Wert, entered a not guilty plea to an indictment charging her with two counts of Trafficking in Drugs both felonies of the fourth degree. Comment was released on a $5,000 unsecured personal surety bond with a pretrial hearing scheduled for March 16. Douglas G. McNeal, 52, Delphos, entered a not guilty plea to a charge of gross sexual imposition, a felony of the fourth degree. McNeal was released on a $5,000 unsecured personal surety bond along with an order to have no contact with the alleged victim. A pretrial hearing has been scheduled for March 16. Nathan Dunn, 28, Van Wert, entered a not guilty plea to an indictment charging him with trafficking in drugs, a felony of the third degree; and trafficking in a counterfeit controlled substance, in the vicinity of a school. Prosecutors informed Judge Steele that Dunn has an extensive criminal history and asked for a cash bond. Judge Steele ordered that Dunn be held on a $10,000 cash bond along with a $5,000 unsecured personal surety bond. A pretrial hearing has been set for March 16. Zach Baker, 24, Van Wert, entered a not guilty plea to an indictment charging him with three counts of trafficking in drugs, all three counts were felonies of the fourth degree. Baker was released on a $5,000 unsecured personal surety bond with a pretrial hearing set for March 16. Ryan King, 25, Van Wert, entered a not guilty plea to an indictment charging him with two counts of trafficking in drugs, both counts were felonies of the third

she thought the vehicle was approaching her and veered off the roadway, failing to see a fire hydrant. Boop struck the hydrant, causing heavy damage to her vehicle and minor damage to the hydrant. There were no injuries. Boop was cited for a failure to maintain reasonable control.

Allen County Refuse provides garbage and recycle collection in Delphos. The Allen County portion of Delphos is collected on Thursdays, with residents placing garbage containers on the curb Wednesday evening and recycle every other Wednesday. The Van Wert County portion of Delphos is collected on Friday, with residents placing garbage containers at the curb on Thursday evening and recycle every other Thursday. If a holiday falls during the week, collection is pushed back a day. For example, the week of Memorial Day, collection in Allen County will be Friday and in Van Wert County it will be Saturday. See the full schedule at



degree. King was released on a $5,000 unsecured personal surety bond with a pretrial hearing scheduled for March 22. Brandon Barnes, 29, Van Wert, entered a not guilty plea to an indictment charging him with two counts of trafficking in heroin, both counts were felonies of the fourth degree. Barnes was ordered held on a $5,000 cash bond with a ten percent privilege along with a $5,000 unsecured personal surety bond. A pretrial hearing has been scheduled for March 16. Jordan Black, 22, Van Wert, entered not guilty pleas to a multicount indictment charging him with possession of heroin, trafficking in heroin within the vicinity of a school (two counts), trafficking in counterfeit controlled substance, a felony of the fourth degree; and trafficking in heroin (two counts), both counts felonies of the fifth degree. Black is presently being held in the Van Wert County Jail on other drug related charges because he had violated the conditions of his original bond. Black is scheduled to go to a jury trial in that case. Judge Steele ordered that Black be held on a $10,000 cash bond with a pretrial hearing scheduled in the present cases for March 16. Elmico Crisp, 35, Van Wert, entered a not guilty plea to an indictment charging him with possession of drugs a felony of the fifth degree. Assistant Van Wert County Prosecuting Attorney Martin Burchfield asked that Crisp be held on a cash bond. The Ohio Adult Parole Authority presently has a holder on him for a violation of his post release control. Judge Steele ordered that Crisp be held on a $10,000 cash bond along with a $5,000 unsecured personal surety bond. A pretrial hearing has been scheduled for March 16. Karsten Stoller, 29, Van Wert, entered a not guilty plea to an indictment charging him with two counts of trafficking in drugs, both felonies of the fifth degree. Stoller was released on a $5,000 unsecured personal surety bond with a pretrial hearing scheduled for March 16. Joe Quevedo, 42, Van Wert, was ordered held on two counts of possession of drugs, both felonies of the fifth degree. Judge Steele ordered that Quevedo be held on a $5,000 with a ten percent privilege along with a $5,000 unsecured personal surety bond. A pretrial hearing has been scheduled for March 23. Shane Hertzel, 32, and Daniel King, 39, of Quincy, entered not guilty pleas to indictments charging each of them with two counts of possession of drugs, both felonies of the fifth degree. Both Hertzel and King were released on $5,000 unsecured personal surety bonds with pretrial hearing scheduled for March 16. Kelcey Frye, Rockford, appeared for a hearing on a motion to withdraw his guilty plea. Frye stated that he wanted to withdraw his plea of Dec. 7 to a charge of robbery, he claimed he had a different understanding of his negotiated plea to that of theft. Judge Steele after hearing the evidence took the motion under advisement stating he would issue an opinion later this week.

July 8, 1955-March 6, 2011 Robert K. Whitacre, 55, of Fort Jennings, died at 10:36 a.m. Sunday at St. Rita’s Medical Center. He was born July 8, 1955, in Lima to Robert and Dolores (Keiffer) Whitacre, who survive. Other survivors include son Bobby Whitacre of Ottoville; daughter Nicole Grothouse of Fort Jennings; grandchildren Dylan Eldridge and Paige and Peyton Grothouse of Fort Jennings and Gretchen Whitacre of Ottoville; brothers David (Julie) Whitacre of Dickinson, Texas, and Daniel and John Whitacre of Lima; sisters Constance (Donald) Shutt and Kathleen (Nicholas) Krites of Lima and Patricia (Barry) Whaley of West LaFayette, Ind.; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother, Michael Whitacre. Mr. Whitacre had worked for Dominion Gas Company for more than 25 years. He was a 1973 Elida High School graduate, a member of the Delphos Eagles and former member of the Jennings American Legion and an avid Ohio State and Pittsburgh Steelers fan. Services begin at 11 a.m. Thursday at ChamberlainHuckeriede Funeral Home, the Rev. Stephen Blum officiating. Burial will follow in Gethsemani Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials are to the Muscular Dystrophy Association-USA at 3300 E. Sunrise Dr. in Tucson, Arizona 85718.

Scholars of the Day

St. John’s Scholar of the Day is Cole Flack. Congratulations Cole! Jefferson’s Scholar of the Day is Sarah Miller. Congratulations Sarah!

Students can pick up their awards in their school offices.

ST. RITA’S A boy was born March 7 to Troy and Laura Heitmeyer of Ottoville. A boy was born March 7 to John and Sandra Brandt of Middle Point. A girl was born March 7 to Susanna Gunner and Doug Jones of Delphos.


BURNETT, Donald R. “Peanut,” 86, of rural Spencerville, funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home, the Rev. Andrew J. Atkins officiating. Burial will follow in Wright Cemetery near Converse, with military rites conducted by his Spencerville Veterans. Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorials contributions may be made to the Spencerville Ambulance Squad.


Corn: Wheat: Beans: $6.96 $7.01 $13.77

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Delphos weather


The high temperature Monday in Delphos was 35 and the low was 20. A year ago today, the high was 50 and the low was 27. The record high for today is 79, set in 2000 and the record low of -9 was set in 1943. WEATHER FORECAST Tri-county Associated Press

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YMCA Camp Willson announced offerings
YMCA Camp Willson (a charitable not-for-profit organization) is a place for family camping, enrichment programs for children, and weekends for adults. Registrations for these programs is being taken now: Let’s Go For a Ride! March 19 and 26, April 2 Gather your family and friends and take a relaxing horseback trail ride at YMCA Camp Willson’s Bar W Ranch, Staff led 1 hour horseback trail rides throughout our rolling hills and wooded trails. Riders must be at least 7 yrs. of age – adult. Ring rides available for younger riders with an adult. $15 for trail ride, $10 for ring ride. Quilt, Knit/Crochet & Scrapbook Women’s Weekend, March 4-6 Great get-away weekend for beginners or lifelong crafters. Start a new project with our instructors or finish a project you may have already started. We’ll have friendly instructors to help you along, give you some hints to make your project simpler to finish and encourage you in your efforts. Delicious meals, warm comfortable cabins with shower facility in cabin, great fellowship and much more. Women’s Weekend, April 15-17 If you are an adult woman looking for a great weekend to get away from the hustle and bustle of work and family this is the program for you! You can do as much or as little as you like. Crafts, relaxing massages, hiking, horseback trail rides, delicious meals, and so much more. Cost $148. Adult Women’s Horseback Riding Club, May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Sunday afternoons, 2-4:30 p.m. Adult women come share your love of horses, meet new friends, learn from ring lessons and enjoy scenic trail rides. Our female instructors will focus on safety, fun, and learning. With over 45 horses to choose from, we can match participants with a horse suitable for any riding level. Cost is $45 for 1 session or all 5 dates for $200. Family Days, Sunday, May 1 and 15, Saturday May 21 1:30-5 p.m. Bring the family, meet our staff and enjoy camp. Participate in canoeing, target sports, climb the wall, take a hike, limited horseback rides available $10/person. Directors will be available to answer questions, and give guided tours. Summer Camp Opportunities, put a little excitement in your child’s summer! YMCA Camp Willson offers a wide variety of summer overnight camp opportunities for children 7-17. Traditional camp with archery, swimming, water trampoline, canoeing, arts & crafts, nature; and specialty camps with emphasis on horseback riding, fishing. Our teen programs include the fun of our traditional camp with emphasis on teen trips, high ropes, community building or leadership programs are just a few of the camps available. Memorial Day Family Getaway Camp, May 28-30 Your family has their choice of activities, boating, horseback riding, hiking, campfire, climbing wall, great meals included and so much more. $126/adults, $101/teens 13-17 yrs, $88/ child 6-12 yrs., 5 & under free. July Family Getaway Camp, July 2-4 YMCA Camp Willson, located in Bellefontaine, OH, is the perfect place to share time with your family! Your family has their choice of activities, boating, horseback riding, hiking, swimming, campfire, climbing wall, great meals included and so much more. $126/adults, $101/ teens 13-17 yrs, $88/child 6-12 yrs., 5 & under free. Labor Day Family Getaway Camp, Sept. 3-5 YMCA Camp Willson, located in Bellefontaine, OH, is the perfect place to share time with your family! YMCA Camp Willson, located in Bellefontaine, OH, is the perfect place to share time with your family! Your family has their choice of activities, boating, horseback riding, hiking, swimming, campfire, climbing wall, great meals included and so much more. $126/adults, $101/teens 13-17 yrs, $88/child 6-12 yrs., 5 & under free. Women’s Weekend, Sept 16-18 If you are an adult woman looking for a great weekend to get away from the hustle and bustle of work and family this is the program for you! You can do as much or as little as you like. Crafts, relaxing massages, hiking, horseback trail rides, delicious meals, and so much more. Cost $148. Adult Women’s Horseback Riding Club, October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30. Sunday afternoons, 2-4:30 p.m. Adult women come share your love of horses, meet new friends, learn from ring lessons and enjoy scenic trail rides. Female instructors will focus on safety, fun, and learning. With over 45 horses to choose from, we can match participants with a horse suitable for any riding level Cost is $45 for 1 session or all 5 dates for $200. Call 1-800-423-0427 for registration information or visit www.ymcacampwillson. org.

The YWCA will host “Understand Poverty,” at 8:30 a.m. Friday. This event is free and open to the public. This presentation by Carol Trice of the O.S.U. Extension office will address theory behind the culture of poverty. The program is based on Ruby Payne’s book “Bridges Out of Poverty.” Her research supports the theory that those living in poverty have different values and ways of thinking than do the middle class or the wealthy class. The program presents many of the hidden rules of each class and various perspectives of each. It discusses how the culture an individual grew up in dramatically impacts how they react to situations and their goals in life. This program will help participants understand the different types of poverty and the values held by the different classes. If interested in attending, please RSVP by calling the YWCA at 419-238-6639.

Members of the Van Wert County 4-H Shooting Club include, Advisor Rob Sherer, Jayden Dickson, Rachel Hertel, Kayla Hertel, Chris Kraner, Jacob Ries, Alec Semer, Michael Semer, Charlie Sherer, Austin Sorgen and Lane Tuttle.It’s still not too late to join 4-H shooting sports. For more information contact the OSU Extension office at 419-238-1214.

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The YWCA of Van Wert County will accept registration for the next session swim lessons starting March 14 and running through May 7. The YWCA offers two basic youth swim programs: Red Cross Preschool Swim Program and Red Cross Learn-to-Swim Program. The Red Cross Preschool Swim Program works with children 3-5 years old, teaching them the basic water propulsive skills, creating awareness of their aquatic environment and working on gaining their greater aquatic independence. The YWCA also offers a Parent Child class for younger children 6 months old to 2 years old. These classes are 30-minutes long. Class fees for this eight week program are $28 for members and $36 for nonmembers. The Red Cross Learnto-Swim Program begins at Level 1, helping participants feel comfortable in the water Photo submitted and works up through Level 6, which refines strokes and teaches participants to swim with ease, efficiency, power and smoothness over great distances. These classes are 45-minutes long. Class fees for this 8 week program are Student athletes from Ft. Jennings and Ottoville are pictured above at RAABE Ford in $36 for members and $45 for Delphos. From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 2, a “Drive One For Your School” event will be held non-members. Classes are held Tuesday and Thursday at Ottoville High School, sponsored by Ford Motor Company and RAABE Ford. Ford evening and also Saturday Motor Co. will donate $20 to the schools’ athletic boosters for every test drive taken that day. Each school is hoping to schedule 150 test drives and will be eligible to make $3,000. morning. The YWCA also offers Contact a booster officer to schedule a time. a complete range of water and land fitness classes and also a youth gymnastic proThe Van Wert Rotary Club ing the story as she knows that Farms. gram this session. All land will hold an Ag Day meeting Ohio’s farm families are comThe Club’s meeting will and water classes are free for Health Center Plus mem-YOU March 15 to REMODELING, OR ADDING A ROOM?? to begin at 11:45 a.m. at Willow ARE on BUILDING, commemorate mitted to doing what’s right put safe and bers. Non-members areARE YOU BUILDING, REMODELING, OR ADDING A wholesome food Bend Country Club. Any person wel- Ag Week. ROOM?? The speaker for the day will on our tables. She earned a interested in attending the meetcome to participate for a fee of $50 for 16 classes. Swim be Cassie Jo Arend, communi- bachelor of science in agri- ing may make reservations by lesson and gymnastics fees cations coordinator for Cooper culture from The Ohio State contacting Linda Stutz at 419vary. For specifics inquire at Farms. Arend’s job is to help University and is responsible 238-2901 by Friday. The charge hog and turkey farmers tell their for both internal and external for the meal will be $8.25 and is 419-238-6639. story. She is dedicated to tell- communications of Cooper payable at the door.

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The Van Wert County 4-H program is proud to present their newest club. Van Wert County will be offering shooting sports education through their new club starting in 2011. The club is open to youth ages 9-18 who enroll in the 4-H program. The club will meet frequently at the Jr. Fair Building on the Van Wert County Fairgrounds. The club introduces safety techniques and supervised rifle shooting. Youth will practice safety, response to range commands, learn basic shooting fundamentals, clean and maintain equipment, learn about eye and ear protection, develop shooting skills, explore conservation issues and compete in shoots. Club advisors are certified through the Ohio 4-H Shooting Sports program and also through the county volunteer program. Use of the Jr. Fair Building for shooting sports is done in collaboration with the Van Wert County Senior Fair Board. For more information, contact Advisor Robert Sherer at 419-968-2196 or e-mail at or the 4-H program at the OSU Extension office at 419-238-1214.

Van Wert offers 4-H shooting sports club

Fort Jennings, Ottoville to host ‘Drive One For Your School’ event
Arend to speak at Rotary Ag Day meeting

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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

“If there is any principle of the Constitution that more imperatively calls for attachment than any other it is the principle of free thought — not free thought for those who agree with us but freedom for the thought — Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. (born this date in 1841, died 1935) that we hate.”

Libya army deal frozen after American approval
By STEPHEN BRAUN Associated Press WASHINGTON — The U.S. government quietly green-lighted a $77 million deal to provide at least 50 refurbished armored troop carriers to Moammar Gadhafi’s army, approving a license that signaled growing American business contacts with his regime in the months before Libya imploded in civil war. Congress balked, concerned the deal would improve Libyan army mobility and questioning the Obama administration’s support for the agreement, which would have benefited British defense company BAE. The congressional concerns effectively stalled the deal until the turmoil in the country scuttled the sale. As all military exports to the regime were suspended last week and President Barack Obama told Gadhafi he should step down, the State Department’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls informed Congress that the troop transport deal had been returned without action — effectively off the table, according to U.S. officials who spoke on condition of anonymity to describe the deal’s sensitive details. State Department spokesman Mark C. Toner said the proposed license was suspended along with the rest of “what limited defense trade we had with Libya.” The Gadhafi regime’s desire to upgrade its troop carriers was so intense that a Libyan official told U.S. diplomats in Tripoli in 2009 that the dictator’s sons, Khamis and Saif, both were demanding swift action. Khamis, a commander whose army brigade reportedly attacked the opposition-held town of Zawiya with armored units and pickup trucks, expressed a “personal interest” in modernizing the armored transports, according to a December 2009 diplomatic message disclosed by WikiLeaks, the whistleblower website. The administration’s own interest in the deal amounted to a first cautious step toward allowing a major arms purchase by Gadhafi’s regime even as U.S. officials waved off other Libyan approaches for weapons systems and military aid. Toner said senior diplomats had repeatedly warned the Gadhafi regime that “we would not discuss the possibility of lethal U.S. arms sales until Libya made significant progress on human rights issues, visas and other areas of bilateral relationship.”

One Year Ago • After three days of matches at the 73rd annual state wrestling tournament, Tyler Obringer from Spencerville and Greg Dailey of Independence were the last two wrestlers remaining on the mats at the Schottenstein Center in Columbus. Obringer finally won the state title pinning Daily in 47 seconds into overtime as the match was tied at 1 when regulation expired. 25 Years Ago — 1986 • Kelly Hundley, eighth-grade student at Jefferson Middle School, was selected as the first-place winner of the fifth annual poetry contest sponsored by Lima Area’s Writers Club. Jim Huffman, chairman of the contest, presented Kelly with a trophy. Marilyn Stark, co-chairman, presented her with a certificate. • Three St. John’s grade school students received the Governor’s Award for Excellence for projects they entered in the annual science fair held recently at the school. Receiving the special citation from their science teacher Al Kreidler were Jeff Baldauf, Matt Etzkorn and Kevin Beckmann. • A mother-daughter tea will be held Sunday at Franklin School in recognition of Girl Scout Week which begins March 9. There will be a display of local scouting projects at the tea. Scouts will attend church services individually in the morning. Mayor Harold Wieging will issue a proclamation designating Girl Scout Week in Delphos. 50 Years Ago — 1961 • The Better Grow Fertilizer Corporation has moved its main office from Spencerville to Delphos. Ray McBride, office manager, said that Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Illinois are currently being served from the main office which will be in full operation here before the end of this week. • Delpha Chevrolet has donated a new car to Ottoville High School for the use of students taking the driver training course. The car is a green four-door sedan with standard shift, and is equipped with a clutch and brake pedal on the passenger side, to be used by the instructor in case of an emergency. • A big 71-32 win over Mansfield Sunday advanced the Delphos Catholic Council basketball team to the quarter finals of the diocesan C.Y.O. tournament in Toledo this Saturday. The Delphos boys had their biggest scoring spree in the third quarter when Delphos hit for 22 points. 75 Years Ago — 1936 • The Venedocia Amateur Hour held Friday night at Cambrian Hall in Venedocia proved to be a great success. Four winners were named: First, Billy Buchholtz from Middle Point, trumpet soloist; second, Hardman Brothers from Ohio City, harmony trio; third, Kitchen Maids from Venedocia, quartet composed of J. M. Breese, D. J. Evans, Palmer Davis and E. L. Dustman; and fourth, Roy McGowen from Middle Point, comical reading. • A modern well-equipped beauty shop was opened here Saturday under the management of Margie Eickholt and Eva Rudy. The shop will be known as the Margie Eickholt Beauty Salon and is located at 306 N. Main St. Miss Eickholt is a graduate of St. John’s High School and of the Troy School of Beauty Culture, Lima. • A new club, The Girls of the Blue and Gold, was organized at a meeting held at the home of Betty Moorman, 105 State St. Organization was effected by electing the following officers: Lucile Rupert, president; Betty Ann Hotz, secretary; and Betty Moorman, treasurer.


White House plugs tolerance of Islam

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is pushing a message of religious tolerance ahead of this week’s congressional hearing on Islamic radicalism, which has sparked protests on grounds it unfairly singles out Muslims as potential terrorists. President Barack Obama sent his deputy national security adviser, Denis McDonough, on Sunday to a Washingtonarea mosque known for its cooperation with the FBI and its rejection of the al-Qaida brand of Islam. “Being religious is never un-American. Being religious is quintessentially American,” McDonough said. The speech came just four days before the congressional hearing, which has already given rise to protests on grounds it is unfairly targeting Muslims. In New York’s Times Square on Sunday, about 300 people gathered to speak out against the planned congressional hearing, criticizing it as xenophobic and saying that singling out Muslims, rather than extremists, is unfair and divides the nation. Speaking to an interfaith forum of Muslims, Christians, Jews and other faiths, McDonough, the president’s point-man on countering violent extremism, was clear: “We’re all Americans.” The majority of the recent terror plots and attempts against the U.S. have involved people espousing a radical and violent view of Islam, making it difficult to ignore the role religion plays in this particular threat. But focusing too closely on Islam and the religious motives of these attempted terror attacks also threatens to alienate an entire community that has nothing to do with these violent beliefs. New York Republican Peter King, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee that is holding the hearings, thinks the Muslim community can and should do more to help law enforcement thwart these attacks. “I don’t believe there is sufficient cooperation” by American Muslims with law enforcement, King said Sunday on CNN. “Certainly my dealings with the police in New York and FBI and others say they do not believe they get the same — they do not give the level of cooperation that they need.” The Muslim community has been integral in tipping off law enforcement in many of the plots uncovered over the past two years. In 2009, the Muslim community came forward when they learned five Northern Virginia men had traveled to Pakistan with the hopes of joining a terrorist organization. McDonough said agencies throughout the Obama administration would continue working to understand the process of radicalization. He also promised further outreach to Islamic communities in the United States, as well as efforts to dispel “misperceptions about our fellow Americans who are Muslim.” King’s critics, including the first Muslim elected to Congress, Minnesota Democrat Keith Ellison, say it is wrong to single out a religion.

New Guantanamo trials could include 9/11 suspects
By LOLITA C. BALDOR and ERICA WERNER Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s decision to resume military trials for detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, will open the door for the prosecution there of several suspected 9/11 conspirators, including alleged mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. Obama’s order, which reverses his move two years ago to halt new trials, has reignited arguments over the legality of the military commissions, despite ongoing U.S. efforts to reform the hotly debated system. But fierce congressional opposition to trying Mohammed and other Guantanamo detainees in the United States left Obama with few options. And it forced him to reluctantly retreat, at least for now, from his promise to shut the prison down. A handful of detainees have been charged in connection with the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on America, including Mohammed. But the charges were dismissed following Obama’s decision to halt military commissions in January 2009. Administration officials declined Monday to discuss the potential prosecution of Mohammed or the other detainees. But Senate Republican BY MIKE GLOVER Associated Press leader Mitch McConnell said Guantanamo is a safe location for such a trial. Guantanamo has been a major political and national security headache for the president since he took office promising to close the prison within a year, a deadline that came and went without Obama setting a new one. The president and his top defense leaders all emphasized their preference for trials in federal civilian courts, and his administration blamed congressional meddling for closing off that avenue. “I strongly believe that the American system of justice is a key part of our arsenal in the war against al-Qaida and its affiliates, and we will continue to draw on all aspects of our justice system — including (federal) courts — to ensure that our security and our values are strengthened,” Obama said in a statement. The first Guantanamo trial likely to proceed under Obama’s new order would involve Abd al-Rahim alNashiri, the alleged mastermind of the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole. Al-Nashiri, a Saudi of Yemeni descent, has been imprisoned at Guantanamo since 2006. Defense officials have said that of around 170 detainees at Guantanamo, about 80 are expected to face trial by military commission. On Monday, the White

The old M113 troop transports are typically outfitted with a single machine gun. U.S. officials said the nowscuttled deal would not have added new cannons or other guns because of strict rules that all defense sales to Libya had to be “non-lethal” defense products. But despite the “nonlethal” restrictions, some defense industry experts said the proposal should have never gotten off the ground. “This deal should have been a red flag,” said William D. Hartung, director of the Arms and Security Initiative at the New America Foundation, a non-partisan Washington think tank. “Anything that makes troop transports more useable allows them to be applied to offensive purposes, even if you don’t add guns.” On the whole, U.S. defense shipments to Libya under the Obama and Bush administrations have been tightly screened in recent years. U.S. sales were dwarfed by a tide of arms sold by European allies. European Union nations approved sales of $470 million in weapons to Gadhafi’s military in 2009 alone — a rush of Italian military aircraft, Maltese small arms and British munitions, according to a January EU arms control report.

Potential GOP presidential candidates visit Iowa
WAUKEE, Iowa — Several Republicans mulling 2012 presidential bids descended on Iowa Monday to test their strength among social conservatives who hold the key to the state’s lead-off caucuses. Whether any of them manages to stand out from the crowd hints at how a scattered and as-yet undeclared GOP field will eventually shake out. Five of the potential candidates took the stage for a forum at a church in the Des Moines suburb of Waukee, hoping to set themselves apart. “I do believe we have an extraordinarily fundamental choice to make in this election,” said former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, one of those who participated. “We are at a crossroads that we cannot hide from: What kind of country do we want to leave to our children and grandchildren?” The forum hosted by The Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition also included former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, businessman and former Godfather’s Pizza CEO Herman Cain, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum and former Louisiana Gov. Buddy Roemer. For the first time in the 2012 election cycle, several potential contenders for the White House shared a stage to make their case to hundreds of activists. All five argued that they can be best trusted to follow the conservative path, going out of their way to talk about religion in a state where social and religious conservatives play a heavy role in GOP politics. “The American dream is under attack, that’s the bad news,” Cain said. “The good news is we are on the attack. We have got to lead this nation from an entitlement society to an empowerment society. We must defend those principles this nation was founded on.” Cain said he had no plans to run for president, but “was compelled” because the nation was on the wrong track.

House reiterated its commitment to eventually close Guantanamo — which is on a U.S. Navy base on an isolated corner of Cuba — and said Monday’s actions were in pursuit of that goal. Critics of the military commission system, which was established specifically to deal with the detainees at Guantanamo, contend that suspects are not given some of the most basic protections afforded people prosecuted in American courts. That situation, critics say, serves as a recruitment tool for terrorists. Obama’s administration has enacted some changes to the military commission system while aiming to close down Guantanamo. More than two dozen detainees have been charged there, and so far six detainees have been convicted and sentenced. They include Ali Hamza al-Bahlul, Osama bin Laden’s media specialist, who told jurors he had volunteered to be the 20th Sept. 11 hijacker. He is serving a life sentence at Guantanamo. Meanwhile, the first Guantanamo detainee tried in civilian court — in New York — was convicted in November on just one of more than 280 charges that he took part in the al-Qaida bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa. That case ignited strident opposition to any further such trials. Meanwhile, Gingrich said he was “in the process of exploring” a presidential bid. “We’re all going to have to be on the same team after this is over,” he said. Former Louisiana Gov. Buddy Roemer got some of the loudest response with his folksy speech. “I’m the only person thinking about running for president who has been elected as a senator and a governor,” he said. Pawlenty quoted heavily from the Bible. “We need to be a nation that turns toward God, not one that turns away from God,” he said. “Our freedom comes from our creator.” Santorum praised the Faith and Freedom Coalition, saying the group “means a lot to me.” “This is a group that I’ve been attached to at the hip for long, long years,” he said, urging a tighter focus on social issues. “America has to be about shared values or what is it,” Santorum said. “Once you stick your head out on moral issues, you’re labeled.”

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TODAY 6 p.m. — Weight Watchers meets at Trinity United Methodist Church, 211 E. Third St. 6:30 p.m. — Delphos Lions Club, Eagles Lodge, 1600 E. Fifth St. 7 p.m. — Delphos City Council meets at the municipal building, 608 N. Canal St. 7:30 p.m. — Ottoville Emergency Medical Service members meet at the municipal building. Ottoville VFW Auxiliary members meet at the hall. Fort Jennings Local School District board members meet at the high school library. Alcoholics Anonymous, First Presbyterian Church, 310 W. Second St. 8:30 p.m. — Elida village council meets at the town hall. WEDNESDAY 9 a.m. - noon — Putnam County Museum is open, 202 E. Main St. Kalida. 11:30 a.m. — Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff Street. 11:45 a.m. — Rotary Club meets at the Eagles Lodge, 1600 E. Fifth St. 4 p.m. — Delphos Public Library board members meet at the library conference room. 6 p.m. — Shepherds of Christ Associates meet in the St. John’s Chapel. 7 p.m. — Bingo at St. John’s Little Theatre. THURSDAY 9-11 a.m. — The Delphos Canal Commission Museum, 241 N. Main St., is open. 11:30 a.m. — Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff Street. 5-7 p.m. — The Interfaith Thrift Shop is open for shopping. 8 p.m. — American Legion Post 268, 415 N. State St. FRIDAY 7:30 a.m. — Delphos Optimist Club, A&W DriveIn, 924 E. Fifth St. 11:30 a.m. — Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff Street. 1-4 p.m. — Interfaith Thrift Store is open for shopping. SATURDAY 8:30-11:30 a.m. — St. John’s High School recycle, 600 block of East Second Street. 9 a.m. - noon — Interfaith Thrift Store is open for shopping. St. Vincent DePaul Society, located at the east edge of the St. John’s High School parking lot, is open. Cloverdale recycle at village park. 10 a.m to 2 p.m. — Delphos Postal Museum is open. 12:15 p.m. — Testing of warning sirens by Delphos Fire and Rescue 1-3 p.m. — Delphos Canal Commission Museum, 241 N. Main St., is open. 7 p.m. — Bingo at St. John’s Little Theatre. SUNDAY 1-3 p.m. — The Delphos Canal Commission Museum, 241 N. Main St., is open. 1-4 p.m. — Putnam County Museum is open, 202 E. Main St. Kalida. MONDAY 11:30 a.m. — Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff Street. 6 p.m. — Middle Point Village Council meets 7-9 p.m. — The Delphos Canal Commission Annex Museum, 241 N. Main St., will be open. 7 p.m. — Marion Township trustees at township house. 7:30 p.m. — American Legion Auxiliary meets at the American Legion hall, State Street. Please notify the Delphos Herald at 419-695-0015 if there are any corrections or additions to the Coming Events column.

At the March 4 meeting of the Delphos Optimist Club, Brittany Kramer was honored as the Student of the Month. Presenting her with a certificate for a $50 savings bond and plaque is Superintendent Jeff Price. Brittany is a sophomore at St. John’s High School and the daughter of Keith and Stacey Kramer.
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Madison Buettner was also honored at the March 4 meeting of the Delphos Optimist Club as the “Most Improved Student.” Presenting her with a certificate for a $50 savings bond is Superintendent Jeff Price. Madison is a sixth grader at St. John’s High School and the daughter of Matt and Kerry Buettner.

Spencerville Local School District would like to announce the availability of Open Enrollment applications for the 2011-2012 school year for anyone interested. Open Enrollment applications are currently accepted from any school district in the state of Ohio. Contact the superintendent’s office at 419-647-4111 ext. 3201 with any questions or to request an application.

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COLUMBUS — As another winter approaches, the Office of the Ohio Consumers’ Counsel (OCC) reminds consumers having difficulty paying their energy bills that several options are available to help stay connected. Continuing through April 15, the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) has instructed the state’s investor-owned electric and natural gas utilities to reconnect or maintain services for residential customers either disconnected or threatened with disconnection. According to the “Winter Reconnection Order,” customers can have their service restored by paying the amount owed or $175, whichever is less, plus a $36 reconnection fee. This option is available on a one-time basis. For income-eligible households (detailed below), funds provided through the Emergency Home Energy Assistance Program (E-HEAP) or other energy assistance programs may be used to pay the $175 charge. Customers must enter a payment plan for any remaining balance and apply for other available public benefits. “The OCC is pleased the PUCO has again implemented special winter reconnection procedures but remains concerned about the number of residential customers struggling to keep their utilities connected,” Consumers’ Counsel Janine L. Migden-Ostrander said. “We urge consumers who are behind on their utility bills to seek help from the OCC or their local utility before being faced with a service disruption and expensive reconnection fees.” In addition to the winter reconnection provision, the following federally and state-funded programs are available: Percentage of Income Payment Plan (PIPP Plus) PIPP is an extended payment arrangement that requires regulated gas and electric companies to accept payments based on a percentage of the household income. As a part of the Universal Service Fund program enabled by Substitute Senate Bill 3, the Office of Community Services will administer the PIPP for electricity customers. Under PIPP, if heating with gas, customers pay 10 percent of the monthly household income to the gas company and five percent to the electric company. (If monthly household income is at or below 50 percent of the Federal Poverty level, most PIPP customers will pay three percent instead of five percent for the secondary source of heat. If the utility company provides both gas and electric, or if heating with electricity only, customers pay 15 percent of the monthly household income. The community action agency or utility company will inform customers of their PIPP amount. The Office of Community Services (OCS), Ohio Department of Development is responsible for the reverifying incomes of the Percentage of Income Payment Program (PIPP) clients for regulated utilities. All PIPP customers must reverify their incomes annually with the exception of Zero-PIPP customers who must reverify their income every 90 days. By completing the Energy Assistance Application, customers can reverify their PIPP income, as well as apply for a Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) benefit. PIPP customers can also visit their local Community Action Agency (CAA) to reverify their income. PIPP Eligibility Requirements: To be eligible for the PIPP program, a customer must receive his or her primary or secondary heat source from a company regulated by the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO), must have a total household income which is at or below 150 percent of the federal poverty level and must apply for all energy assistance programs for which he or she is eligible. How to apply for the PIPP When applying for an Emergency HEAP benefit, customers must also enroll in PIPP or another payment plan. The Combined Energy Assistance Application must be completed at the local agency. The agency staff will forward the necessary information for PIPP enrollment for your main heating source and electric service, as appropriate. Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) HEAP, administered by the Ohio Department of Development (ODOD), is designed to help income-eligible consumers at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty guidelines pay for their heating costs. Consumers can use this program one time per heating season. The benefit amounts may vary depending on individual circumstances and the amount of federal funding available. Budget Billing Budget billing allows consumers to spread energy costs over a 12-month period to have more uniform monthly payments. Consumers should contact their utility company to learn more about the program. Payment Plans When facing disconnection, consumers may propose to their utility company a payment arrangement that works best for them. Utilities are required to provide one of the following payment plans: “One-ninth” payment plan - Customers make nine equal payments on their outstanding balance along with a budget payment amount. The budget amount spreads electric or natural gas payments uniformly over 12 months; “One-sixth” payment plan Customers pay one-sixth of the total past due amount in six equal payments along with current charges; or “One-third” payment plan - Customers pay one-third of the total bill (current monthly charges plus past due charges) each month. Utilities are required to offer this plan during the winter heating season (Nov. 1 – April 15). For additional information about all available assistance options, customers can visit the OCC’s web site, www.pickocc. org, or call toll free at 1-877-7425622. For additional information about the HEAP and electric PIPP Plus programs, customers can contact the ODOD toll free, 1-800-282-0880.



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The Associated Press America East Conference At Chase Family Arena, Hartford, Conn. Saturday’s Championship Stony Brook at Boston University, 12:02 p.m. ----Atlantic Coast Conference At Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, N.C. Thursday’s First Round Virginia vs. Miami, Noon; Boston College vs. Wake Forest, 2:30 p.m.; Maryland vs. N.C. State, 7 p.m.; Virginia Tech vs. Georgia Tech, 9:30 p.m. Friday’s Quarterfinals North Carolina vs. VirginiaMiami winner, Noon; Clemson vs. Boston College-Wake Forest winner, 2:30 p.m.; Duke vs. Maryland-N.C. State winner, 7 p.m.; Florida State vs. Virginia Tech-Georgia Tech winner, 9:30 p.m. Saturday’s Semifinals North Carolina—VirginiaMiami winner vs. Clemson— Boston College-Wake Forest winner, 1 p.m.; Duke—MarylandN.C. State winner vs. Florida State—Virginia Tech-Georgia Tech winner, 3:30 p.m. Sunday’s Championship Semifinal winners, 1 p.m. ---Atlantic Sun Conference At The University Center, Macon, Ga. Championship Belmont 87, North Florida 46 ----Atlantic 10 Conference Today’s First Round La Salle at St. Bonaventure, 5 p.m.; Saint Joseph’s at George Washington, 7 p.m.; Saint Louis at Rhode Island, 7 p.m.; Dayton at Massachusetts, 9 p.m. At Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, N.J. Friday’s Quarterfinals Xavier vs. MassachusettsDayton winner, Noon; Duquesne vs. George Washington-Saint Joseph’s winner, 2:30 p.m.; Temple vs. St. BonaventureLa Salle winner, 6:30 p.m.; Richmond vs. Rhode IslandSaint Louis winner, 9 p.m. Saturday’s Semifinals Xavier—MassachusettsDayton winner vs. Duquesne— George Washington-Saint Joseph’s winner, 1 p.m.; Temple—St. Bonaventure-La Salle winner vs. Richmond— Rhode Island-Saint Louis winner, 3:30 p.m. Sunday’s Championship Semifinal winners, 1 p.m. ---Big East Conference At Madison Square Garden; New York Today’s First Round Connecticut vs. DePaul, Noon; Seton Hall vs. Rutgers, 2 p.m.; Villanova vs. South Florida, 7 p.m.; Marquette vs. Providence, 9 p.m. Wednesday’s Second Round Georgetown vs. ConnecticutDePaul winner, Noon; St. John’s vs. Seton Hall-Rutgers winner, 2 p.m.; Cincinnati vs. VillanovaSouth Florida winner, 7 p.m.; West Virginia vs. MarquetteProvidence winner, 9 p.m. Thursday’s Quarterfinals Pittsburgh vs. Georgetown— Connecticut-DePaul winner, Noon; Syracuse vs. St. John’s— Seton Hall-Rutgers winner, 2 p.m.; Notre Dame vs. Cincinnati— Villanova-South Florida winner, 7 p.m.; Louisville vs. West Virginia—MarquetteProvidence winner, 9 p.m. Friday’s Semifinals Pittsburgh—Georgetown— Connecticut-DePaul winner vs. Syracuse—St. John’s— Seton Hall-Rutgers winner, 7 p.m.; Notre Dame—Cincinnati— Villanova-South Florida winner vs. Louisville—West Virginia— Marquette-Providence winner, 9 p.m. Saturday’s Championship Semifinal winners, 9 p.m. --Big Sky Conference Today’s Semifinals Montana vs. Weber State, 7:30 p.m. Northern Colorado vs. Northern Arizona, 10 p.m. W e d n e s d a y ’ s Championship Semifinal winners, 9 p.m. ---Big South Conference Saturday’s Championship Result UNC Asheville 60, Coastal Carolina 47 ---Big Ten Conference At Conseco Fieldhouse, Indianapolis Thursday’s First Round Northwestern vs. Minnesota, 2:30 p.m.; Michigan State vs. Iowa, 5 p.m.; Penn State vs. Indiana, 7:30 p.m. Friday’s Quarterfinals Ohio State vs. NorthwesternMinnesota winner, Noon; Michigan vs. Illinois, 2:30 p.m.; Purdue vs. Michigan State-Iowa winner, 6:30 p.m.; Wisconsin vs. Penn State-Indiana winner, 9 p.m. Saturday’s Semifinals Ohio State—NorthwesternMinnesota winner vs. MichiganIllinois winner, 1:40 p.m.; Purdue—Michigan State-Iowa winner vs. Wisconsin—Penn State-Indiana winner, 4 p.m. Sunday’s Championship Semifinal winners, 3:30 p.m. ---Big 12 Conference At The Sprint Center, Kansas City, Mo. Wednesday’s First Round Nebraska vs. Oklahoma State, 12:30 p.m.; Colorado vs. Iowa State, 3 p.m.; Baylor vs. Oklahoma, 7 p.m.; Missouri vs. Texas Tech, 9:30 p.m. Thursday’s Quarterfinals Kansas vs. NebraskaOklahoma State winner, 12:30 p.m.; Kansas State vs. Colorado-Iowa State winner, 3 p.m.; Texas vs. Baylor-Oklahoma winner, 7 p.m.; Texas A&M vs. Missouri-Texas Tech winner, 9:30 p.m. Friday’s Semifinals Kansas— NebraskaOklahoma State winner vs. Kansas State—Colorado-Iowa State winner, 7 p.m.; Texas— Baylor-Oklahoma winner vs. Texas A&M—Missouri-Texas Tech winner, 9:30 p.m. Saturday’s Championship Semifinal winners, 6 p.m. ---Big West Conference At The Honda Center, Anaheim, Calif. Thursday’s First Round Long Beach State vs. UC Irvine, 3 p.m.; Pacific vs. UC Santa Barbara, 5:30 p.m.; Cal Poly vs. UC Riverside, 9 p.m.; Cal State Northridge vs. Cal State Fullerton, 11:30 p.m. Friday’s Semifinals Long Beach State-UC Irvine winner vs. Pacific-UC Santa Barbara winner, 9:30 p.m. or Mid; Cal Poly-UC Riverside winner vs. Cal State Northridge-Cal State Fullerton winner, 9:30 p.m. or Mid Saturday’s Championship Semifinal winners, 8 p.m. ---Colonial Athletic Association At Richmond Coliseum, Richmond, Va. Monday’s Championship Result Old Dominion 70, Virginia Commonwealth 65 ---Conference USA At The Don Haskins Center, El Paso, Texas Wednesday’s First Round East Carolina vs. UCF, 1 p.m.; Southern Mississippi vs. Tulane, 3:30 p.m.; Marshall vs. Houston, 7:30 p.m.; SMU vs. Rice, 10 p.m. Thursday’s Quarterfinals UAB vs. East Carolina-UCF winner, 1 p.m.; Memphis vs. Southern Mississippi-Tulane winner, 3:30 p.m.; UTEP vs. Marshall-Houston winner, 7:30 p.m.; Tulsa vs. SMU-Rice winner, 10 p.m. Friday’s Semifinals UAB—East Carolina-UCF winner vs. Memphis—Southern Mississippi-Tulane winner, 4 p.m.; UTEP—Marshall-Houston winner vs. Tulsa—SMU-Rice winner, 6:30 p.m. Saturday’s Championship Semifinal winners, 11:30 a.m. ----Great West Conference (Non-automatic bid) At UCCU Center, Orem, Utah Thursday’s First Round NJIT vs. Houston Baptist, 4:30 p.m.; North Dakota vs. Texas-Pan American, 7 p.m.; South Dakota vs. Chicago State, 9:30 p.m. Friday’s Semifinals NJIT-Houston Baptist winner vs. North Dakota-Texas-Pan American winner, 7 p.m.; Utah Valley vs. South Dakota-Chicago State winner, 9:30 p.m. Saturday’s Championship Semifinal winners, 9:30 p.m. ---Horizon League At U.S. Cellular Arena, Milwaukee Today’s Championship Butler vs. WisconsinMilwaukee, 9 p.m. ---Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference At Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard, Bridgeport, Conn. Monday’s Championship Result Saint Peter’s 62, Iona 57 ---Mid-American Conference Today’s First Round Toledo at Ohio, 7 p.m.; Eastern Michigan at Akron, 7 p.m.; Northern Illinois at Bowling Green, 7 p.m.; Central Michigan at Buffalo, 7 p.m. At Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland Thursday’s Quarterfinals Western Michigan vs. Bowling Green-Northern Illinois winner, Noon; Miami (Ohio) vs. AkronEastern Michigan winner, 2:30 p.m.; Kent State vs. BuffaloCentral Michigan winner, 7 p.m.; Ball State vs. Ohio-Toledo winner, 9:30 p.m. Friday’s Semifinals Western Michigan—Bowling Green-Northern Illinois winner vs. Miami (Ohio)—Akron-Eastern Michigan winner, 7 p.m.; Kent State—Buffalo-Central Michigan winner vs. Ball State—OhioToledo winner, 9:30 p.m. Saturday’s Championship Semifinal winners, 6 p.m. ---Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference At Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum, WinstonSalem, N.C. Today’s First Round Florida A&M vs. MarylandEastern Shore, 6:30 p.m.; Delaware State vs. South Carolina State, 9 p.m.


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Tonight’s boys Division IV district semifinal matchups at Wapakoneta High School will be rematches from the regular season. The nightcap features St. John’s versus Minster, the Blue Jays (10-12) will try to replay a 69-55 victory over Midwest Athletic Conference colleague Minster way back in late December. In the opener, Spencerville (138) will attempt to do the same to New Knoxville, whom they thrashed 70-52 over the Christmas break. For St. John’s coach Aaron Elwer, he knows that was a long time ago. “Both teams have changed, not so much in style but in personnel. They are still an experienced, versatile team,” Elwer noted. “They still have all-MAC first-teamer Ross Heitkmap and he is a tough matchup: he is athletic and quick, especially with the ball, can shoot and pass. They also have Doug Huber; he is not a true post presence but he is comfortable in the 12- to 15-foot range. He gets a lot of his offense off the penetration of the other four guards. “Defensively, we haven’t faced a lot of full-court pressure lately and Minster does that all night long. They will use a run-and-jump out of that at half-court at times. Their whole game plan is to attack you at both ends of the floor.” The Blue and Gold come at the Wildcats with a rotation of seniors Alex Recker (6.5 points, 3.8 bosards per game), Derek Klaus (4.7 counters, 4.7 caroms), Tyler Bergfeld (4.4 points), AJ Klausing (2.8), Jordan Leininger (2.2), Scott Klausing (2.0; 2.2 assists) and Austin Vogt (1.4 counters); juniors Alex Clark (5.6) and Ben Warnecke (2.2); and sophomore Curtis Geise (15.5; 4.1 boards). They average 45.1 points and cede 45.2. “This is the tournament; you either win or you go home. The atmosphere should be exciting,” Elwer added. “We’ve been up and down all season. When we went through that tough stretch of losing seven in a row, every

one of them was a 1-possession game. These guys showed their competitiveness and heart by not folding up their tents and turned it around. We’ve won six of our last eight. “The keys for us have been the keys for us all year. We have to play solid defense, which has been a strength for us all season, especially in transition; rebound well; and execute offensively.” Long-time Minster head man Mike Lee has been using steady guard play to get his team to its 16-5 mark. “We aren’t the most physically imposing team there is; we don’t have a lot of size and strength. We are more perimeter-oriented and we’ve had good guard play to get us here,” Lee explained. “We had some experienced guys and then the kids from last year’s JV team have filled in well. We’ve shot a good percentage from the field; where we have struggled is when teams push us farther out. We’re not great beyond the arc but we are pretty good inside the arc. “We’re definitely an uptempo team but that even depends on the matchup. We really do try to figure out what is best to do with the team we are facing.” The Wildcat starting vie has a 3-guard look of thirdyear seniors Heitkamp (6-0, 18 points) and Jace Paxson (5-10, 5.0) and veteran sophomore Devon Poeppelman (6-1, 8.0); along with post players Huber (6-3, 12.5) and Mitchell Poeppelman (6-2, 6.0). Off the bench are Adam Niemeyer (6-1 sophomore), Dan Gusching (6-2 junior) and Jacob Goodwin (6-3 senior), along with possibly Ryan Hoyng (6-2 junior). “The last time was a nightmare for us; we got off to a slow start and St. John’s played very well. They shot the ball extremely well,” Lee added. “The biggest difference between the teams is they are more physically imposing at every spot on the floor; they might not be very tall but they are strong. You know you will face tough defense and a lot of 3-point shots on the other end.

PCL announces boys basketball all-league picks Luke Kohls and Todd Turnwald of Columbus Grove swept the Player and Coach of the Year honors in Putnam County League boys basketball for the 2010-11 season. Joining Kohls on the first unit are Ottoville senior Scott Pohlman, Continental senior Brock Homier, senior Liam Nadler (Leipsic) and Brent Hermiller (Miller City). On the second unit are Grove senior Adam Bair and junior Jordan Travis; Kalida senior Kristopher Osterhage; Continental senior John Spitnale; and Leipsic senior Derek Mangas. Honorable mention: Fort Jennings juniors Jeremy Kohli and Cody Warnecke; Ottoville seniors Nathan Turnwald and Travis Eickholt; Kalida seniors Logan Recker and Jeremy Kahle; Grove senior Colby Meuleman and junior Connor Kohls; Continental’s Austin Sharp and Dylan Geckle; Leipsic’s Brady

Schroeder and Ty Maag; Miller City’s Ross Kaufman and Brent Niese; and Pandora-Gilboa’s Tyler Fenstermaker and Justin Schutz. The Scholastic Awards Team: Pohlman, Turnwald, Osterhage, Meuleman, Bair, Luke Kohls, Spitnale, Nadler; Fort Jennings senior Austin Norbeck; Grove seniors Devin Verhoff and Bret Schreoder; Continental’s Nick Keck and Jake Fry; Leipsic’s Tyler Kreinbrink, Jake Ellerbrock and Levi and Spencer Haselman; and Miller City’s Aaron Simon. ---Racers grab doubleheader from Brescia OWENSBORO, Ky. — The University of Northwestern Ohio baseball team took a twin-bill from Brescia University Monday at Schadler Field in Owensboro, Kentucky. The Racers (3-4) downed Brescia 4-3 in the opener and then exploded for an 18-9 rout
highest-scoring effort of the season.

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“The first thing we must do is take care of the ball. We have to get into transition as well as run our sets when the transition look isn’t there. Defensively, they will run their sets very patiently, so we have to be patient against that and not give them easy looks.” For Spencerville head man Kevin Sensabaugh, his team has been playing better as of late after a down period. “We had some injuries midway through the season: we lost (senior) Kevin (Lenhart; 4.6 points) for six games with an injury and he is back and we lost (sophomore) Derek (Goecke; 7.0 points, 4.8 boards) as well for four games. They are back,” he noted. “We went from being 8/9 deep to 6/7 deep and that did affect our effort for a time; guys were forced to play more minutes out of necessity than they were used to. “With those two back, we are playing much better, like I had hoped we would all season. Even in our double-overtime loss to Paulding before our current 4-game winning streak, we played well, outside of turnovers.” Sensabaugh is expected to start the same lineup he did in the opener: Lenhart, seniors Levi Krouskop (8.3 counters, 4.6 boards) and Trevor Hardeman (8.2, 7.4); and juniors Eli Bowers (12.0 markers, 2.9 assists) and Daniel Binkley (11.8, 3.4). Off a deep bench that Sensabaugh isn’t afraid to use are Goecke; sophomores Devon Cook (3.2 points), Cole Roberts (2.7), Coleman McCormick (1.4) and Dominic Corso (.9) and even freshman Ben Bowers (1.3) for a crew averaging 56.1 points a game. “The first time we played them, we played well. We were coming off a loss to Minster and went to their place and shot very well; we hit something like nine 3s,” Sensabaugh added. “Obviously, that was then. They have a lot of players you can tell have spent a lot of time in the gym. They still have a very tough matchup in Marcus Reineke: he has the whole package offensively. They have the experienced point guard in Cody Horstman, a nice role player in Brian

Bambauer and two good post players in Lucas Leffel and Scott Schwieterman. “There are three things we must do, as we always have to do, especially at this time of the year: defend with a lot of energy, rebound like crazy and then execute enough offensively. I figure if you do the first two especially, you have a chance to win any game.” The Rangers of coach Kort Fledderjohann have definitely gotten hot after a couple of slips around Christmas and New Year’s. “We started off pretty well and then lost to Spencerville, St. John’s and 10 days later to Jackson Center around that time. We had some leadership issues that came to the surface that we had to deal with and we have,” Fledderjohann explained. “We started off the year shooting well but as you get more into the season, I think you get a little tired and the shooting drops. We had to understand that it was defense that would carry us through. It took a while but the kids bought into that philosophy and we have become much sounder on the defensive end of the floor. That’s when we started playing up to what we expected. “We’ve been a 3/4-court man-to-man pressure team and we’ll continue to do so.” Starting for the Rangers (18-3) are Reineke (22 markers per), Leffel (10), Bambauer (8.0), Horstman (8.0) and Schwieterman (7.0). Two come off the pine: Jake Allen (7.0) and Zach Allen (3.0) for a team averaging 62 points a game. “They took it to us the first time. Spencerville did a great job in both their fulland half-court offense with their screens,” Fledderjohann added. “They did a great job with their dribble penetration and either finished in the paint or kicked it out for 3s. They are all capable shooters. “We must defend better this time. I am concerned with their guards’ ability to handle the ball and get into the lane. We can score; it comes down to our ability to keep them out of the paint defensively and not give them so many easy looks.” Tipoff tonight is 6:15 p.m.

Game 1 Northwestern Ohio 4 (2-4) ab-r-h-rbi Alex McKinstry 2b/ss 2-1-0-0, Phillip Donovan rf 4-0-2-1, Dylan Brammer 3b/p 4-11-1, Ben Schubert 1b 3-0-0-0, Eric Rodriguez dh 2-0-0-0, Kael Campbell c 4-0-3-0, C.J. Hernandez pr 0-1-0-0, Ty Wilburn cf 3-0-0-0, Pedro Boissalier ss/3b 3-1-1-1, Curtis Lambkin lf 2-0-0-0, Zyler Cosby 2b 1-0-0-0. Totals 28-4-7-3. Brescia University 3 (7-12) ab-r-h-rbi Chris Ward cf 4-0-1-0, Alex Hegge rf 4-0-1-0, Lane Potter ss 4-1-1-0, Matt Boyd dh 3-1-0-0, Matt Cissell lf 2-1-1-0, John Kapu c 2-0-0-0, Andy Dickson pr 0-0-0-0, Ben Goetz 3b 3-0-0-1, Craig Behnke 1b 3-0-1-0, Todd Carver 2b 2-0-0-1, Totals 27-3-5-2. Score by Innings: Northwestern Ohio... 220 000 0 - 4 7 1 Brescia University.. 100 101 0 - 3 5 2 E: Potter 2, McKinstry. DP: BU 2. LOB: UNOH 8, BU 7. 2B: Brammer, Boissalier. 3B: Campbell, Potter.

Campbell c 3-0-2-1, C.J. Hernandez pr 0-20-0, Kyle Jeffries c 1-0-0-0, Alex Czernewski ss 5-2-3-1, Zyler Cosby 2b 2-1-0-0, Fabian Placencia ph/2b 1-1-1-1. Totals 39-18-19-15. Brescia University 9 (7-13) ab-r-h-rbi Andy Dickson 2b 2-1-0-0, Alex Hegge rf/1b 3-1-0-0, Lane Potter ss 5-1-1-2, Matt Cissell lf/cf 3-1-1-2, John Kapu 1b 0-1-0-0, Ben Goetz 3b 2-2-1-2, Jordan Rhodes ph/3b 0-0-0-0, Chris Ward cf 1-0-0-0, Todd Carver ph/lf 2-1-0-0, Logan Hawthorne dh 3-0-0-1, Corey Moore c 2-1-0-0, Kyle Simmons pr/ph 0-0-0-0. Totals 23-9-3-7. Score by Innings: Northwestern Ohio... 018 304 2 - 18 19 2 Brescia University.. 030 006 0 - 9 3 2 E: Czernewski 2, Kapu, Goetz. DP: BU 2, UNOH 1. LOB: UNOH 9, BU 9. 2B: Torres 2, Lambkin, McKinstry, Potter, Cissell, Goetz. SH: Ward. SF: Donovan. SB - Brammer 3, Hernandez 2, Dickson. Northwestern Ohio Anthony LaBondano 1.1 1 3 2 4 1 Juan Espinosa 0.2 0 0 0 2 0 Tyler Eaton (W,1-0) 2.0 0 0 0 2 3 Tyler Putman 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 Michael Ozuna .2 2 6 1 3 0 Thomas Jordan 0.0 0 0 0 2 0 Jeremy White 1.1 0 0 0 2 1 Brescia University Tyler Edmunds (L,2-3)2.0 8 8 6 1 1 Craig Behnke 2.0 2 4 2 3 3 Jordan Robison 1.1 2 3 3 2 1 Andrew Shoulders 0.2 2 1 1 0 0 Jason Johnson 1.0 5 2 2 0 0 WP: LaBondano 2, Ozuna 2, Behnke 2, Jordan, T. Edmunds. HBP: by T. Edmunds (Torres), by Behnke (McKinstry). PB: Campbell. T. Edmunds faced 7 batters in the 3rd. Espinosa faced 1 batter in the 3rd. Jordan faced 2 batters in the 6th.

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The Associated Press NEW YORK — Carmelo Anthony scored 34 points, Amare Stoudemire added 31 and the New York Knicks showed how dangerous they can be when their superstars are rolling, beating the Utah Jazz 131-109 on Monday night. Anthony and Stoudemire combined to make 24 of 31 shots, then were on the bench for the entire final period. Stoudemire departed long before the third even ended, shooting 12-of-15 in just 24 minutes, and Anthony soon joined him after his first 30-point game with the Knicks. Toney Douglas had 20 points in a strong start in place of the injured Chauncey Billups as the Knicks moved a game ahead of Philadelphia for sixth place in the Eastern Conference. New York shot 56 percent from the field in its


WP: Richardson. HBP: by Richardson (McKinstry). PB: Campbell, Kapu. Game 2 Northwestern Ohio 18 (3-4) ab-r-h-rbi Curtis Lambkin rf 5-3-3-3, Phillip Donovan cf 5-1-2-1, Alex McKinstry dh 5-2-2-2, Pichi Torres lf 3-2-2-2-3, Ben Schubert 1b 3-1-1-1, Mikel Sechrist ph 1-0-1-0, Eric Rodriguez 1b 1-0-0-0, Dylan Brammer 3b 4-3-2-2, Kael

Trail Blazers 89, Magic 85 ORLANDO, Fla. — LaMarcus Aldridge scored 24 points, Andre Miller added 15 and the Portland Trail Blazers held on to beat the Orlando Magic, who were without the suspended Dwight Howard. Portland won its third straight, 10th in 13 games. Marcus Camby was held scoreless, but had 10 rebounds to help the Blazers fend off a late rally by the Magic. Orlando lost its second consecutive game and dropped to 1-2 this season without Howard, who sat out while serving a 1-game suspension after picking up his 16th technical foul Friday. Jason Richardson led Orlando with 22 points. Bulls 85, Hornets 77 CHICAGO — Derrick Rose scored 24 points and the Chicago Bulls beat New Orleans with Hornets star Chris Paul sidelined by a concussion. The 4-time All-Star watched from the sideline after colliding with Cleveland’s Ramon Sessions in Sunday’s win and remains day-to-day. Without him, the Hornets put up a fight against the Central division leaders but were shut out over the final 3:15. The Bulls couldn’t exhale until Rose hit two free throws with 35 sec-

onds left. That made it 83-77 and sent them to their 10th win in 12 games. Carlos Boozer added 19 points and nine rebounds and Ronnie Brewer and Luol Deng scored 10. Jarrett Jack, starting in Paul’s place, led the Hornets with 23 points. Clippers 92, Bobcats 87 CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Blake Griffin had 17 points and 15 rebounds and the Los Angeles Clippers had more offensive options than Charlotte in a victory over the Bobcats that matched teams missing their leading scorers. With Eric Gordon sidelined with more wrist problems, the Clippers got 17 points from Mo Williams and 16 points and 10 rebounds off the bench from Chris Kaman in their third straight win. Charlotte fell to 1-5 since trading Gerald Wallace and lost its second straight since Stephen Jackson was sidelined with a strained hamstring. Gerald Henderson scored 20 points and Boris Diaw added 15 of his 19 points in the first half for the Bobcats. Grizzlies 107, Thunder 101 MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Mike Conley and Tony Allen each scored 20 points and Marc Gasol added 18 as the Memphis Grizzlies withstood a secondhalf rally and defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder. Zach Randolph added 17 points for Memphis, including four free

throws in the closing seconds, as the Grizzlies maintained their hold on the eighth playoff spot in the Western Conference. Russell Westbrook had 27 points and seven assists for Oklahoma City. Mavericks 108, Timberwolves 105 MINNEAPOLIS — Dirk Nowitzki overcame foul trouble to score 25 points in 27 minutes, helping the Dallas Mavericks outlast the Minnesota Timberwolves. Nowitzki picked up his fourth foul early in the third quarter and Brian Cardinal stepped in to score a seasonhigh 12 points for the Mavericks in their 19th win in 21 games. Kevin Love had 23 points and 17 rebounds for Minnesota. He posted his 51st double-double in a row, which is tied with Moses Malone in 1978-79 for the longest streak since the NBA-ABA merger in 1976. Michael Beasley added 20 points and nine rebounds for the worst team in the Western Conference, who gave the powerful Mavericks all they could handle. Rockets 123, Kings 101 SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Chad Budinger scored 20 points and Kyle Lowry had 19 points, eight assists and seven rebounds for the Houston Rockets, who defeated the Sacramento Kings to give coach Rick Adelman his 935th win as an NBA coach.

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Wrestling All-Stars at St. John’s
The Delphos Herald DELPHOS — The Lima Area Wrestling Coaches Association is bringing the high school wrestling allstar meet to Delphos 6 p.m. Wednesday night. The meet matches all stars from the Western Buckeye League against independents, which include wrestlers from the Northwest Conference and other smaller programs. This year, the meet will feature 13 area wrestlers that qualified for the state tournament: Trace Plaugher and Colin McDermitt of Shawnee; Brandon McCormick and David Gremling from LCC; Colt Lovejoy, JR Conyers and Cody Lovejoy of Allen East; Kameron Klemons, Wayne Trace; Zach Wilson, Bluffton; Jeff Siefker, Ottawa-Glandorf; Logan Erb, Wapakoneta; Curtis Miller, Jefferson (will not be wrestling); and Ryan Musser, St. John’s. Aaron Merschman of St. John’s was a state alternate. Logan Looser and Logan Heiing of St. John’s are also participating.
Here is the lineup: WBL - Independent 103 - JT Martin (Wapak) vs Reece Kaiser (Coldwater) 112 - Trace Plaugher (Shawnee) vs Joe Stahl (Wayne Trace) 119 - Jake Beemer (Wapak) vs. Brandon McCormick (LCC) 119 - Austin Arbogast (Elida) vs. Jake Graham (Columbus Grove) 125 - Colin McDermitt (Shawnee) vs. Dustin Brinkman (Bluffton) 125 - Bradean Miller (St, Mary’s) vs Jeremy Post (Coldwater) 130 - Mathias Klausing (OG) vs Colt Lovejoy (Allen East) 130 - Tanner Zizzleman (St. Mary’s) vs Aaron Merschman (St. John’s) 135 - Curtis Doner (Celina) vs Kameron Klemons (Wayne Trace) 140 - Morgan Wiseman (Wapak) vs Zach Wilson (Bluffton) 140 - Zach Cozadd (Celina) Ryan Musser (st. John’s) 145 - Caden Mauk (Wapak) vs Cody Hahn (LCC) 145 - Zach Senger (Celina) vs. Logan Looser (St. John’s)

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Wednesday’s game Norfolk St. vs. Howard, 3 p.m. Wednesday’s Quarterfinals Bethune-Cookman vs. Delaware State-South Carolina State winner, 7 p.m.; Hampton vs. Florida A&M-Maryland-Eastern Shore winner, 9:30 p.m. Thursday’s Games Coppin State vs. Norfolk StateHoward winner, 6 p.m.; Morgan State vs. North Carolina A&T, 8 p.m. Friday’s Semifinals Bethune-Cookman—Delaware State-South Carolina State winner vs. Morgan State-North Carolina A&T winner, 6 p.m.; Hampton— Florida A&M-Maryland-Eastern Shore winner vs. Coppin State— Norfolk State-Howard winner, 8 p.m. Saturday’s Championship Semifinal winners, 2 p.m. ---Missouri Valley Conference At Scottrade Center, St. Louis Sunday’s Championship Result Indiana State 60, Missouri State 56 ---Mountain West Conference At The Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas Wednesday’s First Round Wyoming vs. TCU, 5 p.m. Thursday’s Quarterfinals BYU vs. Wyoming-TCU winner, 3 p.m.; Colorado State vs. New Mexico, 5:30 p.m.; San Diego State vs. Utah, 9 p.m.; UNLV vs. Air Force, 11:30 p.m. Friday’s Semifinals BYU—Wyoming-TCU winner vs. Colorado State-New Mexico winner, 9 p.m.; San Diego StateUtah winner vs. UNLV-Air Force winner, 11:30 p.m. Saturday’s Championship Semifinal winners, 7 p.m. ---Northeast Conference Wednesday’s Championship Robert Morris at Long Island University, 7 p.m. ---Ohio Valley Conference At Municipal Auditorium, Nashville, Tenn. Saturday’s Championship Result Morehead State 80, Tennessee Tech 73 ---Pacific-10 Conference At The Staples Center, Los Angeles Wednesday’s First Round Stanford vs. Oregon State, 9:10 p.m.; Oregon vs. Arizona State, 11:40 p.m. Thursday’s Quarterfinals Southern Cal vs. California, 3:10 p.m.; Arizona vs. StanfordOregon State winner, 5:40 p.m.; UCLA vs. Oregon-Arizona State winner, 9:10 p.m.; Washington vs. Washington State, 11:40 p.m. Friday’s Semifinals Southern Cal-California winner vs. Arizona-Stanford-Oregon State winner, 9:10 p.m.; UCLAOregon-Arizona State winner vs. Washington-Washington State winner, 11:40 p.m. Saturday’s Championship Semifinal winners, 6:10 p.m. ----Patriot League Friday’s Championship Lafayette at Bucknell, 4:45 p.m. ---Southeastern Conference At The Georgia Dome, Atlanta Thursday’s First Round Georgia vs. Auburn, 1 p.m.; Mississippi vs. South Carolina, 3:30 p.m.; Arkansas vs. Tennessee, 7:30 p.m.; Vanderbilt vs. LSU, 10 p.m. Friday’s Quarterfinals Alabama vs. Georgia-Auburn winner, 1 p.m.; Kentucky vs. Mississippi-South Carolina winner, 3:30 p.m.; Florida vs. ArkansasTennessee winner, 7:30 p.m.; Mississippi State vs. VanderbiltLSU winner, 10 p.m. Saturday’s Semifinals Alabama—Georgia-Auburn winner vs. Kentucky—MississippiSouth Carolina winner, 1 p.m.; Florida—Arkansas-Tennessee winner vs. Mississippi State— Vanderbilt-LSU winner, 3:30 p.m. Sunday’s Championship Semifinal winners, 1 p.m. ---Southern Conference At McKenzie Arena, Chattanooga, Tenn. Monday’s Championship Result Wofford 77, College of Charleston 67 ---Southland Conference At The Leonard E. Merrell Center, Katy, Texas Wednesday’s First Round Northwestern St. vs. Texas-San Antonio, 1 p.m.; Sam Houston St. vs. Stephen F. Austin, 3:30 p.m.; McNeese St. vs. Nicholls State, 7 p.m.; Texas St. vs. Southeastern Louisiana, 9:30 p.m. Thursday’s Semifinals Northwestern State-Texas-San Antonio winner vs. Sam Houston State-Stephen F. Austin winner 7 p.m.; McNeese State-Nicholls State winner vs. Texas StateSoutheastern Louisiana winner, 9:30 p.m. Saturday’s Championship Semifinal winners, 4 p.m. ----Southwestern Athletic Conference At The Special Events Center, Garland, Texas Wednesday’s First Round Jackson State vs. Prairie View, 1:30 p.m.; Texas Southern vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff, 9 p.m. Thursday’s Games MVSU vs. Grambling State, 1:30 p.m.; Alabama State vs. Alabama A&M, 9 p.m. Friday’s Semifinals Jackson State-Prairie View winner vs. MVSU-Grambling State winner, 3:30 p.m.; Alabama StateAlabama A&M winner vs. Texas Southern-Arkansas-Pine Bluff winner, 9 p.m. Saturday’s Championship Semifinal winners, 8:30 p.m. ----Summit League At Sioux Falls Arena, Sioux Falls, S.D. Monday’s Semifinal Results Oakland, Mich. 110, South Dakota State 90; Oral Roberts 83, IUPUI 77 Today’s Championship Tuesday, March 8 Oakland, Mich. vs. Oral Roberts, 9 p.m. ----Sun Belt Conference Summit Arena, At Hot Springs, Ark. Monday’s Semifinal Results North Texas 81, Western Kentucky 62; Arkansas-Little Rock 65, Middle Tennessee 56 Today’s Championship North Texas vs. Arkansas-Little Rock, 7 p.m. ----West Coast Conference At Orleans Arena, Las Vegas Monday’s Championship Result Gonzaga 75, Saint Mary’s, Calif. 63 ---Western Athletic Conference At Orleans Arena, Las Vegas Wednesday’s First Round Hawaii vs. San Jose State, 3 p.m.; Nevada vs. Fresno State, 5:30 p.m. Thursday’s Second Round Idaho vs. Hawaii-San Jose State winner, 3 p.m.; New Mexico State vs. Nevada-Fresno State winner, 5:30 p.m. Friday’s Semifinals Utah State vs. Idaho—HawaiiSan Jose State winner, 9 p.m.; Boise State vs. New Mexico State—Nevada-Fresno State winner winner, Mid Saturday’s Championship Semifinal winners, 10 p.m.

Ryan Musser of St. John’s battles Zach Wilson of Bluffton during the championship round of the Van Buren Invite during the recently-ended regular season. They are two of the participants in Wednesday night’s Lima Area Wrestling Coaches Association High School All-star meet at St. John’s. The meet matches stars from the Western Buckeye League against independents, which include wrestlers from the Northwest Conference and other smaller programs. This year, the meet will feature 13 area wrestlers that qualified for the state tournament.
152 160 171 189 189 215 215 285 Ian Dukhardt (Elida) vs Grant Dues (Allen East) Jeff Siefker (OG) vs JR Conyers (Allen East) Jeremy Chandler (Bath) vs. Cody Lovejoy (Allen East) Cory Hirshey (VW) vs David Gremling (LCC) Wyatt Karhoff (OG) vs Logan Heiing (St. John’s) Logan Erb (Wapak) vs Curtis Miller (Jefferson) Logan Kiracofe (Bath) vs Ben Moser (Bluffton) Brad Fleck (Wapak) vs Greg Martin (Columbus Grove)

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NASCAR’s bad boys are behaving better
By JENNA FRYER The Associated Press LAS VEGAS — Kyle Busch and Tony Stewart are known for their racing success and explosive tempers. Most every problem on the track is followed by a profanity-laced rant, a tantrum and, in Busch’s case, a meltdown right in the car that has at times prevented him from making a strong finish. Then came the sulking and scowling. If they even bothered to give interviews, the answers were usually short and snippy. It was boorish behavior but tolerated. Nothing was going to change NASCAR’s two biggest bad boys. Until, that is, they changed. Busch and Stewart seem to have mellowed this season. That was never more apparent than Sunday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Both had a chance to win and neither did. Busch was done in first by a flat tire, then a blown engine. He was running second when he got his flat, had to stop for a new tire and disagreed with his crew’s decision to change only two and not all four. That’s where Busch would typically unload on crew chief Dave Rogers, working himself into a hysteria that could have derailed his race. Instead, Busch simply scolded Rogers. He then calmly offered advice when a caution moments later gave them a chance to salvage the setback. A blown engine 10 laps later, however, ended his day at his home track, where wins mean the most to him. As Busch climbed from his disabled car, the race streaming around him, viewers braced for his reaction. If he didn’t stomp away from the cameras, his interview would likely be a bitter one. Then, for the second time in two days, he was a total pro. “I’ve been blowing tires, chief now planned to copy that strategy. That final 4-tire stop was a long one. But because so many others took two, Stewart found himself behind Carl Edwards and Juan Pablo Montoya on the final run. Stewart could only catch Montoya and settled for second. He was, as expected, hot on his team radio and warned of an immediate discussion how they’d just given away a race for a second straight week. But he bottled that anger when he climbed from his car and all the public saw was a disappointed driver dealing with his third loss in three weeks. “It kills me to throw a race away like that,” he said. “When the emotion dies down, we’ll look back and say it was a great weekend but man, it does not sit good right now.” And that was about it. There was no explosion, no belittling of reporters’ questions and no need to tiptoe around either driver. So what’s happened to NASCAR’s two firecrackers? And, more important, will it last? For Busch, the answer could simply be he’s growing up. He got married during the offseason, which perhaps gave him some serenity. He’s also settling into his second year of owning a Truck Series team and last year’s rocky first season taught him how to deal with sponsorship issues, financial problems and a new level of responsibility. But he’s also finally aware of the popular opinion that the only thing that’s prevented

Wofford wins 2nd straight SoCon title, NCAA berth
By TERESA M. WALKER The Associated Press CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — The Wofford Terriers are ready for their moment in the NCAA tournament this time around and made sure nothing got in the way of a return trip. Noah Dahlman scored eight of his 20 points late to help Wofford seal a 77-67 victory Monday night over the College of Charleston and clinch a second consecutive berth in the NCAA tournament as Southern Conference tournament champs. Cameron Rundles scored a team-high 21 points, and he says the Terriers feel they belong on basketball’s biggest stage. “We know we belong there,” Rundles said. “To show people all around the world that we can come back to back times, so I just think it’s not a confidence thing this year. I think it’s just more we’ve been there, had the experience and the second time around hopefully it goes better.” Wofford lost to Wisconsin 53-49 in the NCAA tournament last year, and Charleston coach Bobby Cremins thinks the Terriers learned a big lesson in that game. “They’ll be ready to play and anybody underestimates them could be in a lot of trouble,” Cremins said. Wofford (21-12) lost both regular season games to the Cougars. But the Terriers won their eighth straight game in part because they were perfect at the free-throw line until the final minute, hitting their first 20 shots. “We are tickled to death to go back to back in this league, any league, is beyond difficult, and we did it and we are beyond excited,” Wofford coach Mike Young said. Old Dominion (Colonial Athletic Association), St. Peter’s (MAAC) and Gonzaga (West Coast Conference) also earned NCAA bids Monday by winning their league tournaments. Charleston (24-10) missed its first berth since 1999 and Cremins’ first since he last took Georgia Tech to the NCAA regional semifinals in 1996. The Cougars came in as the South Division’s top seed thanks to those two wins over Wofford in the regular season. “I thought they were the team to beat,” Cremins added. “They were the hottest team coming in here. It was a great game there for a while. Then it got a little bit away from us.” Young credited the win to his “Minnesota Mafia.” Dahlman is from Braham while Rundles and Jamar Diggs, who had 17 points, are from Minneapolis. The trio had played each other in youth basketball and later high school before Dahlman convinced Young to let the other two join them at Wofford. “It just kind of stuck a little bit because we’re all tough guys,” Dahlman said of the nickname. “Being from the Midwest, we’re not flashy at all. We use our game. We’re going to grind it out and it paid off tonight. These guys paid dividends for this program.” Andrew Goudelock, the nation’s fourth-leading scorer, topped his average with 25 points for Charleston. Donavan Monroe added 19, and Antwaine Wiggins 12. “It’s tough for me,” Goudelock said. “It’s going to take a long time to get over. We do have another tournament. We just have to swallow that pill, go out there and keep playing.” Wofford never let the Cougars get any further ahead than six points. The Terriers stayed in the game by finishing 22-of-24 at the free-throw line. They wound up outshooting Charleston 46.4 percent (26-of56) to 41.8 percent (23-of-55). The Cougars missed 6-8 Jeremy Simmons, out with blood clots. Goudelock noted he would apologize to his fellow senior for this loss. “I’m sorry for Jeremy. I’m sorry for the team. I’m sorry for Charleston. I just feel like we could’ve did something and we just came up short,” Goudelock added. The teams swapped the lead 10 times with seven ties before Wofford took the lead for good with a 10-1 run. Wiggins scored on a tip-in to put Charleston up 52-49 with 11:20 to go. Dahlman then scored on a reverse layup and Rundles hit a 3-pointer with 9:48 to put the Terriers up 54-52. Rundles hit another

mowing grass, knocking walls down and setting balls of fire down the backstretch in both races this weekend,” he said. “It might be good just to get out of here and come back and try again next year.” Then came Stewart, who led a race-high 163 laps and had the field covered at one of only two active tracks where the 2-time champion has never won a Sprint Cup race. After falling short in the Daytona 500, then losing because of a late caution a week earlier in Phoenix, he finally seemed headed to Victory Lane. Then a rare mistake on pit road — he pulled the air hose tangled in his fender out of his stall as he sped off — brought a damaging penalty. He went from lead to 24th place. He drove his way back to 16th and needed a 2-tire decision by crew chief Darian Grubb on the next caution to reclaim the lead. But there was one more pit stop and that tire strategy meant he’d have to change all four the next time. Only the entire field had watched him pull away with just the two tires and most every crew

Busch from winning a Sprint Cup title is Busch. All those outbursts on his team radio, all that on-track bumping and banging with competitors and those times he lost focus in the car really only hurt one person — Busch. It seems as if the light is finally on and Busch is trying his hardest not to be his own worst enemy anymore. Stewart’s not as simple. He was always able to succeed despite himself, relying on his immense talent to overcome his outbursts and moodiness. But it’s been five years since his last championship and the wins are far harder to come by at this stage of his career. His many business ventures made him a team owner, track operator, race promoter and just about everything else involved in professional racing; that’s created a desire to keep things smooth and stable. Stewart now sees life is much easier when he’s not making it hard on everyone around him. Plus, he turns 40 this year and is aware of the impending milestone. Still single, he longs to have children and create his version of the perfect family. He’s tired of riding that roller coaster — charming and funny one minute, brooding and mean the next — and understands he’s the only one who can change that. It’s far too early in the season to declare either driver a truly changed man but both are certainly trying. And while everyone may miss their entertaining explosions, both will likely find their new approach will make life easier both on and off the track.

3 and Martin capped the spurt with a pair of free throws to give them their biggest lead at 59-53 with 7:12 remaining. Dahlman helped put away the victory. Wiggins hit a bucket, then a pair of free throws to make it 65-62 with 4:24 left. Dahlman scored the next eight points for Wofford and his jumper gave the Terriers their biggest lead of the game at 73-64 with 1:41 left.
Gonzaga 75, Saint Mary’s 63 At Las Vegas, Robert Sacre scored 12 points, including a dunk and six late free throws to lead Gonzaga to the West Coast Conference tournament title for the second time in three years. Gonzaga (24-9) received an automatic bid into the NCAA tournament for its 13th straight appearance. Saint Mary’s (24-8) will have to hope for an at-large berth. Steven Gray led Gonzaga with 15 points and Dower had 10. Sacre had four blocks and eight rebounds. Old Dominion 70, Virginia Commonwealth 65 At Richmond, Va., Frank Hassell scored 22 points and grabbed nine rebounds and Old Dominion withstood a furious second-half rally by Virginia Commonwealth to defend its Colonial Athletic Association tournament title. Kent Bazemore added 14 points as the Monarchs (27-6) won their ninth straight — and the league’s automatic NCAA tournament berth. VCU trailed by 18 in the second half but pulled to 55-54 with 4:26 left before the Monarchs scored on consecutive possessions, rebuilding the lead to five, and hung on. St. Peter’s 62, Iona 57 At Bridgeport, Conn., Jeron Belin scored 17 points and St. Peter’s won the MAAC championship and secured the school’s first NCAA berth in 16 years. Nick Leon added 15 points for the fourth-seeded Peacocks (20-13), who upset top-seed Fairfield in the semifinals on Sunday. Michael Glover’s layup with 45 seconds left pulled Iona to 56-52 but St. Peter’s made six foul shots down the stretch to seal the win.

The Associated Press EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L x-Boston 46 15 New York 33 29 Philadelphia 32 30 New Jersey 19 43 Toronto 17 46 Southeast Division W L Miami 43 20 Orlando 40 24 Atlanta 37 26 Charlotte 26 37 Washington 16 46 Central Division W L Chicago 44 18 Indiana 27 35 Milwaukee 23 38 Detroit 23 41 Cleveland 12 50 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L San Antonio 51 12 Dallas 46 17 New Orleans 37 29 Memphis 36 29 Houston 33 32 Northwest Division W L Oklahoma City 39 23 Denver 37 27 Portland 36 27 Utah 33 31


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GB — 13 1/2 14 1/2 27 1/2 30 GB — 3 1/2 6 17 26 1/2 GB — 17 20 1/2 22 32 GB — 5 15 1/2 16 19 GB — 3 3 1/2 7

The Associated Press EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L Philadelphia 65 40 19 Pittsburgh 67 38 21 N.Y. Rangers 68 35 29 New Jersey 65 30 31 N.Y. Islanders 67 25 32 Northeast Division GP W L Boston 65 38 19 Montreal 66 36 23 Buffalo 65 32 25 Toronto 66 29 28 Ottawa 65 22 34 Southeast Division GP W L Washington 67 37 20 Tampa Bay 66 37 21 Carolina 66 31 26 Atlanta 66 27 28 Florida 66 26 31 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L Detroit 66 39 19 Chicago 66 37 23 Nashville 66 33 24 Columbus 65 31 26 St. Louis 66 29 28 Northwest Division GP W L Vancouver 67 42 16 Calgary 68 35 24

GF 208 193 193 139 184 GF 199 176 189 173 147 GF 178 196 191 184 165 GF 219 218 167 180 182 GA 174 166 164 168 213 GA 152 167 187 202 206 GA 167 200 201 214 184 GA 193 182 156 196 198

W L Pct GB L.A. Lakers 45 19 .703 — Phoenix 32 29 .525 11 1/2 Golden State 27 35 .435 17 L.A. Clippers 24 40 .375 21 Sacramento 15 46 .246 28 1/2 x-clinched playoff spot ——— Monday’s Results L.A. Clippers 92, Charlotte 87 Portland 89, Orlando 85 New York 131, Utah 109 Chicago 85, New Orleans 77 Memphis 107, Oklahoma City 101 Dallas 108, Minnesota 105 Houston 123, Sacramento 101 Today’s Games L.A. Lakers at Atlanta, 7 p.m. Golden State at Cleveland, 7 p.m. Philadelphia at Indiana, 7 p.m. Milwaukee at Washington, 7 p.m. Portland at Miami, 7:30 p.m. Houston at Phoenix, 9 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Chicago at Charlotte, 7 p.m. Golden State at New Jersey, 7 p.m. Oklahoma City at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Utah at Toronto, 7 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Boston, 7:30 p.m. New York at Memphis, 8 p.m. Cleveland at Milwaukee, 8 p.m. Indiana at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Dallas at New Orleans, 8 p.m. Detroit at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. Orlando at Sacramento, 10 p.m.

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OT 6 8 4 4 10 OT 8 7 8 9 9 OT 10 8 9 11 9 OT 8 6 9 8 9

Pts 86 84 74 64 60 Pts 84 79 72 67 53 Pts 84 82 71 65 61 Pts 86 80 75 70 67

Minnesota 66 Colorado 65 Edmonton 66 Pacific Division GP San Jose 66 Dallas 66 Phoenix 67 Los Angeles 66 Anaheim 66

34 25 7 75 171 174 26 31 8 60 185 224 23 35 8 54 169 215 W 38 36 34 36 35 L 22 23 23 25 26 OT 6 7 10 5 5 Pts 82 79 78 77 75 GF 185 184 191 183 182 GA 167 186 194 163 193

OT Pts GF GA 9 93 216 155 9 79 207 193

NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Monday’s Results Washington 2, Tampa Bay 1, SO St. Louis 5, Columbus 4, SO Dallas 4, Los Angeles 3, OT Today’s Games Ottawa at New Jersey, 7 p.m. Toronto at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m. Edmonton at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Buffalo at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. Boston at Montreal, 7:30 p.m. Chicago at Florida, 7:30 p.m. Colorado at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Vancouver at Phoenix, 9 p.m. Nashville at San Jose, 10:30 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Edmonton at Washington, 7 p.m. Atlanta at Carolina, 7 p.m. St. Louis at Columbus, 7 p.m. Los Angeles at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Chicago at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. Calgary at Dallas, 9 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Anaheim, 10:30 p.m.

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Wednesday, March 9, 2011 In the next year, there is a good chance you could find yourself involved in a novel endeavor. Although it might be different from anything you’ve done in the past, it could be both fun and profitable. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) Rather than focusing on the ambitions of another, which you only halfheartedly support, put your mind to developing your own hopes and desires. Do your own thing if you can. ARIES (March 21-April 19) Things will work out far better for you if you don’t advertise your intentions to anybody. It behooves you to keep a low profile and walk softly through the crowds. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) It’s to your advantage to look ahead so that you can effectively begin to blend your present interests with what you hope to accomplish sometime down the line. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) Be sure that what you say and do leaves a favorable impression on your companions, because there are indications that these impressions will dictate the kind of relationship you’ll have with others. CANCER (June 21-July 22) Because your mental processes are likely to be operating at full speed, you could be bombarded with a profusion of constructive thought. Write things down so you’ll remember them for posterity. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) - Finding solutions could be rather easy for you, because you’ll have a special aptitude for ferreting out the root causes of vexing problems. Do what your brain dictates. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) - Keep an open mind when talking to your mate or special someone. Chances are s/he will have suggestions to offer that will be extremely advantageous for you to consider. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) - A frustrating problem concerning your work or career that has been plaguing you lately could suddenly make a major shift for the better. All you’ll have to do is hop on board. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) - If you hang out with certain people who act and think in progressive terms, it will have a marvelous affect on your outlook and behavior. Let your hair down a bit and have fun. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) - There is no reason why you need to settle for the status quo. If you have a different way of doing something that you believe would be better, don’t hesitate to give it a try. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) - Rely as much on your mental abilities as you do your physical ones, if you find yourself involved in some kind of competitive activity. Using your head gives you an edge. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) - Although most things in general should turn out favorably for you, you’re likely to be luckiest in activities that involve your material affairs. Make hay while the sun shines.
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Doctors aim to save fertility of kids with cancer
By LAURAN NEERGAARD Associated Press WASHINGTON — The treatment beating back 9-year-old Dylan Hanlon’s cancer may also be destroying his chances of fathering his own children when he grows up. Upset that doctors didn’t make that risk clear, his mother, Christine, tracked down an experiment that just might salvage Dylan’s future fertility. Between chemo sessions, the pair flew hundreds of miles from their Florida home to try it. Many of the cancer treatments that can save patients’ lives also may cost their ability to have babies later in life. Young adults have options — bank some sperm, freeze embryos or eggs. Children diagnosed before puberty don’t. With childhood cancer survival reaching 80 percent, there’s a growing need to find ways to preserve these youngsters’ fertility — and patients like Dylan are on the front edge of research that’s banking testicular cells and ovarian tissue to try. “There are viable options, and they are on the doorstep,” says Dr. Kyle Orwig of the University of Pittsburgh. He leads the study Dylan joined to store the stem cells boys harbor that later on will produce their sperm. The idea is to eventually transplant the cells back. It may sound odd to discuss fertility issues still decades away even as parents agonize over whether a child will live or die. Yet it can be hopeful: “We expect they’ll live that long,” says Dr. Teresa Woodruff By RODRIQUE NGOWI Associated Press of Northwestern University’s Oncofertility Consortium, who works with girls’ ovarian tissue. “If we protect their fertility now as a 9-yearold, we hope ... that tissue we’ve guarded can be used” when they’re grown. Researchers say several dozen boys and girls, including some babies, so far are part of these early-stage experiments at a handful of medical centers. And while there are no guarantees, Dylan’s mother rests easier knowing “that I’m doing all I can do” for his future. About 10 percent of the 1.5 million people diagnosed with cancer last year were younger than 45, more than 15,000 of them under 20. Woodruff says perhaps half of younger patients risk either some immediate fertility damage, or for girls the prospect of menopause in their 20s or 30s. It depends on the type of cancer and treatment. Numerous forms of chemotherapy, high-dose body-wide radiation, radiation aimed at the pelvis and some surgeries can leave patients unable to procreate. Even young adults too often aren’t told in time about fertility preservation options, despite guidelines issued in 2006 urging doctors to discuss them upfront. Where does that leave the youngest patients? Boys don’t produce sperm before puberty, ruling out sperm banking. Girls are born with all the eggs they’ll ever have but those are in an immature state, so egg-freezing isn’t an option. Enter the new research. In Holiday, Fla., a lump in Dylan Hanlon’s chest turned out to be Ewing’s sarcoma, a rare cancer, fortunately caught early. The prescribed nine months of chemotherapy began in September, turning fourth grade into homeschooling. Dylan has struggled with side effects and infections during every-other-week hospitalizations for the chemo. But it seems to be working; his mother was told the prognosis is good. Then in December, Christine Hanlon stumbled across information from the patient advocacy group Fertile Hope that revealed Dylan’s chemo bears a high risk of infertility. She began hunting options. The first study she found accepts only the newly diagnosed. An only child, Dylan “loves babies. He told me one day he was going to have 10 kids,” Hanlon says. Learning the risk late “broke my heart. ... He might have lost an opportunity.” Finally she tracked down Orwig, who oversees a multi-hospital program called Fertility Preservation in Pittsburgh that offers services to men, women, boys and girls. Orwig and other researchers have restored fertility in a range of male animals — mice, rats, pigs, dogs — by storing and reimplanting sperm-producing stem cells. Testing the technique in boys requires biopsy-style removal of a small amount of testicular tissue. No one knows how many stem cells are floating among the millions of other cells frozen from that sample, or how many are necessary. But Orwig says the more tissue collected, the better. Dylan joked, “So Ma, I’ll be a guinea pig?” Hanlon says he easily agreed.

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BOSTON — A powerful storm stunned New England and northern New York with a late-winter wallop, burying parts of the region in more than 2 feet of snow, hampering efforts to reach a small plane that crashed after the pilot reported icing problems and dropping rain that swelled rivers and swept away houses. The winter blast also stopped commuters in their tracks on icecovered highways. Maine officials said the plane, a four-seat Diamond DA-40, went down near the Canadian border Monday afternoon, killing one person and injuring another. State wardens had to use snowmobiles to respond to the area, where most of the logging roads hadn’t been plowed, said Steve McCausland, spokesman for the Maine Public Safety Department. A Canadian search and rescue helicopter reached the site Monday night and airlifted the injured person to a hospital in Canada. The storm pushed the seasonal snow total in notoriously wintry Buffalo, N.Y., an inch past 100. Burlington, Vt., registered its biggest March snowfall on record, at 25.8 inches as of Monday night. In southern New England, flooding closed roads and cut off neighborhoods as rain melted snow or fell on frozen ground with no place to drain but overtaxed rivers. A mudslide in Greenfield, Mass., forced at least two families from their homes and buried cars, the Republican newspaper reported. In Newport, N.H., an adult and three children had to be rescued by boat when the Sugar River surrounded their home. The Housatonic River near Oxford, Conn., swept parts of two homes and two cars away, authorities said. The storm’s severity shocked even the hardiest stock in New England, where in a nod to the inevitable coming of spring after one of the harshest winters in recent memory, stores had put grass seed on display. Instead, as the second week of March began, businesses closed and residents hunkered down yet again. In Connecticut, flood warnings were issued for the Housatonic, Farmington, Still and Naugatuck rivers. About a dozen homes were evacuated in Danbury, and water was reported up to the first floors of homes in one neighborhood. Authorities considered evacuating an apartment complex for the elderly as water encroached. Kent authorities reported that about 40 families in one area were cut off from main roads and their homes were being evacuated. In Southbury, officials reported more than two dozen evacuations, several homes underwater and a few mudslides. A mobile home reportedly was washed away after it was evacuated. Officials in Plainville, Canton and Watertown asked state officials for hundreds of sandbags. Parts of upstate New York were buried under more than 2 feet of heavy snow, combined with freezing rain, sleet and 30 mph winds. Schools closed and thousands of customers lost power. Part of Interstate 81 near Syracuse, N.Y., closed when tractortrailers jackknifed on an icy uphill stretch.


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Most of his sample was frozen, for Dylan’s later use if he wants it. The rest went to Orwig’s lab for research — and two weeks later came the good news that Dylan’s tissue indeed harbored stem cells despite a few months of chemo. Key to this approach will be multiplying stored stem cells so that many more can be injected back, adds Dr. Jill Ginsberg of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, who has banked cells from more than 25 boys in her own study. Her research partner at the University of Pennsylvania is working on that step. Girls pose a different challenge. Some young women have had strips of their ovaries removed and frozen before cancer treatment, and then transplanted back a few years later. It’s considered experimental even for adults, with 13 births reported worldwide so far, says Northwestern’s Woodruff. Now researchers are banking the same tissue from girls. It requires laparoscopic surgery. Storing enough isn’t the issue: Egg follicles are progressively lost through life, so a girl harbors more than even a 20-something, Woodruff says. A bigger unknown is how long they can be frozen. Also, there’s a possibility cancer cells could lurk in frozen tissue. So Woodruff is going the next step, researching ways to force those stored follicles to ripen into pure eggs in a lab dish. However the different experiments pan out, Hanlon says more families should be told about them: “Doctors should have this information, have it there to give to the parents. Let the parents decide.”

PHOENIX — Prosecutors on Monday asked a judge to commit the suspect in the shooting rampage that wounded Rep. Gabrielle Giffords to a federal facility where he can be evaluated by psychologists to determine whether he suffers from a mental defect that makes him incompetent to stand trial. They cited a YouTube video, in which prosecutors believe a hooded Jared Lee Loughner burns an American flag, and a photo posted on MySpace of the type of gun used in the Jan. 8 shooting to suggest that the 22-year-old has mental issues. The video, entitled “America: Your Last Memory In A Terrorist Country!”, shows a person thought to be Loughner wearing garbage bags on the lower part of his body and features a heavy metal song that repeatedly contains the lyrics “Let the bodies hit the floor.” In the MySpace photo, the gun is seen resting on top of a U.S. history book and on top of a circular item depicting the White House and containing photos of U.S. presidents around its edges. The filing by prosecutors marks the first time both postings have been publicly revealed. Thirteen people, including Giffords, were wounded and six others were killed in the shooting at Jan. 8 event where the congresswoman was meeting with constituents. Loughner has pleaded not guilty to charges of trying to assassinate Giffords and kill two of her aides. He will be

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arraigned Wednesday on new federal charges that included the murders of a federal judge and a congressional aide. Prosecutors say they are seeking the psychological evaluation to avoid any delays in the criminal case against Loughner. Messages left by phone and e-mail for Loughner attorney Judy Clarke weren’t immediately returned Monday evening. At a January court hearing, Clarke said she wasn’t raising issues about Loughner’s competency “at this time” after U.S. District Judge Larry Burns asked whether there was any question about her client’s ability to understand the case against him. Prosecutors also submitted arguments on Sunday in their request for Loughner to provide handwriting samples that can be compared to writings found in his home. Investigators found handwritten notes in a safe at Loughner’s home after the shooting. They read, “I planned ahead,” “My assassination” and “Giffords.” One note said “Die, bitch,” and authorities believe that was a reference to Giffords. Loughner’s attorneys say that their client shouldn’t have to provide a sample because he’s willing to look at the writings and perhaps agree that he wrote them. In a response filed Sunday, prosecutors argue that they can’t be expected to accept Loughner’s word, and that his rights are still protected. Prosecutors say they want an FBI forensic examiner to instruct Loughner to copy certain letters, words, numbers or phrases onto paper “in a quantity necessary for the examiner to make an analysis and reliable conclusion.”

MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin Democrats who fled the state nearly three weeks ago asked Monday for a meeting with Gov. Scott Walker to talk about changes to his plan to eliminate most public workers’ union rights, a request the governor dismissed as “ridiculous.” Walker said he and his administration have been in communication with at least a couple of the AWOL Senate Democrats about a deal that could bring them back, but the lawmaker who asked for the meeting, Senate Minority Leader Mark Miller, “is firmly standing in the way.” That accusation led to a flurry of angry responses from Democrats who said Walker was misrepresenting the talks. The sometimesangry exchange suggested that any resolution to the stalemate was farther away than ever. “Right now, I’m so damn mad at his misrepresentation of the truth and the public should be as well,” said Sen. Bob Jauch, one of two Democrats who had talked last week with the Senate Republican leader about possible compromises. “Trust is completely broken down now. I don’t believe anything he says.” The standoff has drawn national attention and placed Wisconsin at the center a vigorous debate over the future of union rights. Walker’s proposal to balance the state budget remains in limbo because, without the 14 Democrats, the state Senate does not have enough members present for a quorum. The senators said pressure is mounting on Walker and the GOP to compromise after weeks of protests that have drawn tens of thousands of people to the Capitol. In addition, polls show substantial opposition to the governor and his plan, and recall efforts have been launched against Republican senators. Recall efforts have also begun against the Democrats. “The problem for the Democrats is to figure out how to come back and not be seen as conceding,” said Charles Franklin, a University of Wisconsin-Madison political science professor and founder of “Both sides have been so strongly supported by their constituencies that it makes it awfully hard to compromise unless they can find a way to both claim victory,” Franklin said. “And that’s certainly difficult.” Walker tried to place blame for the stalemate on Miller, the Democratic leader in the Senate, saying he blocked progress on talks with Jauch and Sen. Tim Cullen. “It leads you to question who’s in charge,” Walker said at a news conference also attended by the Republican leaders of the Senate and Assembly. Miller issued a statement saying if Walker didn’t want to talk with him, the governor could meet with any of the 14 Senate Democrats. And Democratic Sen. Jon Erpenbach said it was Walker who was standing in the way.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The governor of Wisconsin has signed it. So have most of the Republicans in California’s Legislature. As state lawmakers grapple with how to address massive budget deficits, anti-tax crusader Grover Norquist is leaving his fingerprints on legislatures across the country. His pledge against taxes is embraced by conservatives and reviled by liberals and some moderates. In states as varied as Georgia, Arizona and California, Norquist has intervened at critical times to issue a warning or offer his critical stamp of approval to Republican lawmakers. To many conservatives, signing the anti-tax pledge has become a badge of honor. To others, it’s a shield that gives Republican lawmakers an easy out from working toward compromise or making difficult decisions about tax increases or reforms. Norquist is president of the Washington, D.C.-based group Americans for Tax Reform and has become a flashpoint in the debate over how best to address states’ budget deficits, whether he likes it or not. More than 1,200 Republicans nationwide have signed it. In California, those Republicans say it’s a symbol of their commitment to spend the people’s money wisely. But to Democrats and those who opt not to sign, the promise gets in the way of the vigorous debate and compromise that are at the heart of democracy. This year alone, Norquist’s group has weighed in on legislation in Tennessee, Oklahoma, Georgia and Nevada, while praising Michigan’s governor for a budget plan that would cut taxes. Norquist called Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who has sought to end most aspects of collective bargaining for public employee unions — “the next Chris Christie” — a reference to the New Jersey governor and rising GOP star. In California, where lawmakers are grappling with a $26.6 billion deficit, Norquist’s pledge has become a lightning rod, with Democrats accusing GOP lawmakers of caring more about a pledge from an outside group than their own state. Gov. Jerry Brown, a Democrat, wants the Legislature to call a special election for June and place a measure on the ballot asking Californians to extend temporary increases enacted two years ago on the income, sales and vehicle taxes. Those increases are scheduled to expire this year. If voters approve, they would remain in effect for another five years, bringing more than $9 billion a year to the state’s treasury. Brown also has called for more than $12 billion in spending cuts to higher education, welfare programs, health services for the poor, in-home care, state parks and a wide array of other programs. In Georgia, Norquist has intervened in two recent tax debates, forcing a tax policy group to convene a special meeting declaring that its plan to revamp the tax code would be revenue-neutral. Norquist then withdrew his opposition. Now, he is excoriating Republican lawmakers for voting in private to block a bill that would allow sales of alcohol on Sundays, a move that would bring more revenue to the state. Not all Republicans agree with Norquist’s approach. Even Christie, whose tax-cutting, union-fighting ways win kudos from Norquist, has not signed the pledge. “He’s taken strong positions to rein in spending and huge cost-drivers in government, specifically unsustainable public employee pension and health benefits,” said Christie spokesman, Kevin Roberts. “Actually leading on these issues, as Gov. Christie has been doing, is the most important thing for public officials today.”

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — An unemployed truck driver already suspected of sexually assaulting more than a dozen women might be responsible for other attacks that were never reported, according to authorities investigating the so-called East Coast Rapist. Aaron Thomas, who has been linked to attacks from Virginia to Rhode Island over the past dozen years, wore sunglasses and a baseball cap Monday in New Haven Superior Court in Connecticut in his first court appearance since he was arrested last week. Prosecutor David Strollo said Thomas made incriminating statements to a marshal about his involvement in numerous rapes. Strollo said Thomas asked: “Why haven’t you picked me up sooner?” and “What took you so long to get me?” In Virginia, Fairfax County Police Chief David Rohrer said police continue to investigate whether Thomas, 39, might have been responsible for other attacks. Asked about the sunglasses, Thomas’ public defender, Joe Lopez said police may use identification procedures such as a lineup to see whether accusers can identify Mr. Thomas as their assailant. “However, we want to ensure that any identification procedure is conducted in a fair manner and safeguard Mr. Thomas’ right,” Lopez wrote in an e-mail. “Bringing him into an open court for potential witnesses to identify is not a fair identification procedure.” Lopez said in court papers that authorities “will undoubtedly try to connect this defendant to multiple unsolved sexual assaults complaints in multiple jurisdictions.” Prosecutors might try to tie some of the cases to Thomas through DNA, Lopez said. However, in several others there appears to be no such evidence and prosecutors might have to rely on women to ID him as their assailant, Lopez said in the papers. DNA from a cigarette butt confirms Thomas is the rapist wanted for attacks in Connecticut, Maryland, Rhode Island and Virginia, investigators say. Thomas had lived previously in Maryland and Virginia, according to public records. He was arraigned Monday on a charge of raping a woman in 2007 in her New Haven home in front of her baby. He kept his head cast down throughout the hearing. Investigators say there are 12 attacks with 17 victims, including 14 sexual assaults, two abductions where victims either escaped or were not assaulted, and one peeping offense where DNA was found.

Answers to Monday’s questions: There are 121 holes on a standard Chinese checkerboard. There are 61 in the hexagon in the center of the board and 10 in each of the triangular points of the board’s six-points star. Jack Ryan designed missiles for the U.S. government before he designed the Chatty Cathy and Barbie dolls for Mattel Toys. Today’s questions: What initials are shared by the winners of the Best Supporting Actress Oscar from 1978 to 1981? What is the average temperature on the summit of Mount Everest in January, the coldest month? Answers in Wednesday’s Herald. Today’s words: Outrecuidance: egomania; gross conceit Vespertilian: like a bat

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