50¢ daily By JOHN SEEWER The Associated Press TOLEDO — General Motors is putting out help wanted signs. GM said Tuesday that it will add or keep 4,000 jobs in the U.S. by hiring new employees or calling back furloughed workers over the next year and a half. It’s the latest sign that the company and U.S. car industry are recovering from a sales slump and bankruptcies. “Those jobs impact and reverberate in our economy,” said GM CEO Dan Akerson, who spoke at a transmission plant in Toledo, where up to 400 new workers will be hired or retained. GM will spend $2 billion at 17 plants in eight states to create the new work. Most of the investment will be in the Midwest. Beyond that, few details were released about where the jobs will land. It’s also not clear how many of the positions will be new hires. Many will be existing jobs retained with the introduction of new cars and trucks. The automaker will announce over the next few months which plants are getting new investments. GM spokeswoman Kimberly Carpenter said the company has about 1,300 laid off workers waiting to be recalled in the U.S. GM expects to recall all of them by the end of the year and already is adding workers at factories in Flint, Mich., Orion Township, Mich., and Delta Township, Mich., near Lansing, she said. The news is sure to boost GM’s image after it came under fire for taking a $50 billion government bailout. All the jobs will be in addition to 9,500 created or retained since GM left bankruptcy protection in 2009. Akerson said he’s confident about the economy and demand for new cars, especially fuel-efficient models that have helped GM’s sales. General Motors Co. reported its best profit in more than a decade last week, earning $3.2 billion in the first quarter. GM also plans to invest in factories outside the U.S. to meet increased demand, Akerson said, but he would give no details. “Our cars are selling well,” he said. “We seem to have hit a sweet spot.” In Toledo, workers wearing red T-shirts saying “Support us We support you” stood and cheered when Akerson said GM will build a new eight-speed transmission at the plant. The new transmissions will not replace the six-speed ones that the factory already makes for more than a dozen models, including the Chevrolet Corvette and Camaro and the Cadillac Escalade. For Brad Cowell, 20, of Toledo, the timing couldn’t be better. He’s a temporary

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worker at the plant who was just called back from layoff this week to build transmissions for the fast selling Chevrolet Cruze compact. The chance to stay on fulltime will make him work harder, he said. GM would not reveal which vehicle will get the new eight-speed transmissions that are designed to increase gas mileage by shifting into the most efficient gear. Any new hires will be paid GM’s entry-level wage of $14 per hour, about half the wages of a veteran union autoworker. The United Auto Workers agreed to the lower wages in contract concessions when GM was headed toward bankruptcy protection two years ago. In contract talks this summer, the UAW will ask GM about reopening plants in Spring Hill, Tenn., and Janesville, Wisc., as well as new vehicles for the Shreveport, La., plant which is slated to close. The union is willing to discuss taking on more $14 per hour jobs to make that happen, said Joe Ashton, UAW vice president. “We’re willing to discuss anything that creates jobs,” he said. Part of GM’s investment includes about 250 jobs announced last week at a Kentucky plant that builds Corvettes.

Schools ready for Mini Relay
BY STACY TAFF DELPHOS — As Friday draws near, both local elementary schools are preparing for the eighth Delphos Mini Relay for Life, which coordinators Joyce Wiechart and Melissa Myers hope will be as successful as last year. “Last year our total was over $10,000 but we don’t have a set goal for this year,” Wiechart, a first-grade teacher at Franklin Elementary School, said. “Obviously we would be thrilled to reach last year’s goal or higher but times are tough right now and we are grateful for any amount that will be raised.” Myers, a third-grade teacher at St. John’s Elementary School, agreed with Wiechart and added there are other goals besides those of a monetary nature. “We are trying to raise awareness about cancer and share some facts and information about cancer prevention as well as overall good health,” Myers said. “We have some new speakers this year but everything else is pretty much the same. We will be doing talks and games at both schools and walking along Pierce Street.” “Some of our new presentations are a pet therapy program from the Allen County Humane Society, a music therapy presentation and, for older students, talks about stem cell research and substance abuse,” Wiechart said. “We’re also excited to have some great past presenters back with us.” At the end of the day, both Myers and Wiechart hope the children and the community enjoy themselves during the

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Mini Relay. “It is a great day for the students of Delphos to spend time together raising money and awareness about cancer,” Myers said. “It is always great to have all students from both schools united for a common cause,” Wiechart added. “ I think kids feel really good and proud that they are playing an important part in raising money for cancer. Many of them have been affected in some way by this terrible disease. I hope this event will teach children the importance of looking beyond themselves and their own lives to do what they can to make the world better.” Participants will include students from Franklin, St. John’s and Landeck elementary schools and Jefferson Middle School, as well as volunteers and teachers.

Today Sectional Baseball (5 p.m.): Division IV/Perry: Jefferson vs. Allen East, 6 p.m.; Division IV/Convoy: Antwerp vs. Crestview; Division II/Elida: St. Marys vs. Wapak Regular Season Baseball: St. John’s at Fort Recovery (MAC), 4:30 p.m. Sectional Softball: Division IV/Pandora: Columbus Grove vs. McComb, 5 p.m. Regular Season Softball: Ottoville at Kalida (PCL), 5 p.m. Track and Field: WBL at Van Wert, 5 p.m. Thursday Sectional Baseball (5 p.m.): Division IV/Convoy: Spencerville vs. Wayne Trace; Division IV/Columbus Grove: Columbus Grove vs. Kalida. Regular Season Baseball (5 p.m.): Jefferson at New Knoxville; Elida at LCC. Regular Season Softball (5 p.m.): St. Marys at Spencerville; Perry at Elida. Track and Field: NWC Meet at Ada, 4:15 p.m.; Fort Jennings at Continental, 4:30 p.m. Tennis: Sectionals at UNOH, 9 a.m.


CD of A honors poetry, essay winners

The Delphos Catholic Ladies of Columbia Council 707 honored its Poetry and Essay Contest winners Tuesday. They include, front from left, Betty Vorst, Div. I Poetry, second place; Jared Wurst, Div. I Poetry, first place, state first place; and Robby Saine, Div. II Poetry, second place; and back, Kelsi Gillespie, Div. II Poetry, second place; Kestley Hulihan, Div. II Essay, second place; Lauren Utrup, Div. III Poetry, second place; Samantha Stose, Div. III Poetry, first place, state first place; and Tyler Conley, Div. II Essay, first place, state second place. Winners were chosen by judges Wilma Humpert and Margaret Fischer from a pool of 74 poems and 58 essays.

Flooded river taking aim at Mississippi Delta
VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — William Jefferson paddles slowly down his street in a small boat, past his house and around his church, both flooded from the bulging Mississippi River that has rolled into the Delta. “Half my life is still in there,” he said, pointing to the small white house swamped by several feet of water. “I hate to see it when I go back in.” The river was taking aim at one of the most povertystricken parts of the country after cresting Tuesday at Memphis, Tenn., just inches short of the record set in 1937. Some low-lying Memphis neighborhoods were inundated, but the city’s high levees protected much of the rest of Memphis. Jefferson’s neighborhood in Vicksburg, a historic Mississippi city and the site of a pivotal Civil War battle, has been one of the hardest hit. Jefferson refuses to leave, so he spends his days in the sweltering sun watching the water rise and sleeping in a camper at an

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intersection that’s likely to flood soon, too. “If you don’t stay with your stuff, you won’t have it,” he said. “This is what I do every day. Just watch the water.” Over the past week or so in the Delta, floodwaters along the rain-swollen river and its backed-up tributaries have already washed away crops, forced many to seek higher ground and closed some of the dockside casinos that are vital to the state’s economy. The state gambling industry is taking a hit: All 19 casinos along the river will be shut down by the end of the week, costing governments $12 million to $13 million in taxes per month, authorities said. That will put some 13,000 employees temporarily out of work. But the worst is yet to come, with the crest expected over the next few days. The damage in Memphis was estimated at more than $320 million as the serious flooding began, and an official tally won’t be available until the waters recede.

Delphos Fire and Rescue purchases camera

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Delphos Fire and Rescue recently added an new piece of equipment to its arsenal with the purchase of a thermal imaging camera. The MSA Evolution 5800 camera costs $12,000, $10,000 of which was paid for by a donation from the Dienstberger Foundation. The other $2,000 was paid for by the Delphos Fire Association’s 300 Club ticket drawing. Firefighter Tim Klaus, right, holds the MSA 5800 while standing next to Dienstberger Foundation Trustee Rick Miller. “This is very well appreciated,” Klaus said. “This camera is well worth the money and should last us about 10 years if we take care of it. We can take this into a house fire and we’ll be able to tell where someone is with their body heat. There is also a temperature reading on it, so we’ll be able to tell how hot something is. We shouldn’t need more than one and it’s easy enough that anyone in the department can use it.”

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FEMA asks for of disaster aid
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — After the raging Cedar River filled his home with 13 feet of water and ruined most of his possessions, Justin Van Fleet pleaded for help from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to get back on his feet. Dead broke and living in a FEMA trailer following the 2008 flood, Van Fleet repeatedly submitted paperwork and made countless phone calls arguing his case. After seven months, the agency finally gave him more than $20,000, which he said gave him his life back and allowed him to move into a house. Then in March, a letter arrived from the government with a shocking message: He should never have gotten the money. And he had just 30 days to pay it all back. The agency is asking Van Fleet and thousands of other Americans who were victims of natural disasters to return more than $22 million in government aid, acknowledging it mistakenly made payments to many people who were ineligible. FEMA is required by law to recover improperly spent money, but most of the peo-

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By REBECCA SANTANA The Associated Press “We are committed to being responsible stewards of taxpayer dollars,” spokeswoman Rachel Racusen said. People who are asked to make repayments have several options. They may appeal the matter, apply for a hardship waiver that would forgive the debt or establish a payment plan. But after a spring marked by devastating tornadoes and floods, the agency’s missteps illustrate the potential risk of accepting federal help. Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor of Arkansas introduced a bill last month that would give FEMA discretion to waive debts in cases involving the agency’s mistakes. The measure will be considered today by the Senate committee on homeland security, and Pryor said he hopes to make it law this year despite concerns about federal debt. “I think most people would see this as a matter of fairness,” Pryor said, recalling how Dorothy Guglielmana cried during a phone call with him. “This is not the victim’s fault. They did nothing wrong. They just followed FEMA’s directions.” BAGHDAD — A week after the death of Osama bin Laden, his longtime deputy is considered the front-runner to succeed the iconic al-Qaida founder. But uprisings in the Middle East and changing dynamics within the group could point to another scenario: a decision not to appoint anyone at all to replace the world’s most-wanted terrorist. Replacing bin Laden, who founded al-Qaida more than two decades ago and masterminded 9/11, may be no easy task. Analysts say the choice will likely depend on how the terror organization views its goals and priorities in the post-bin Laden age. The revolt across the Arab world over the past few months was driven by aspirations for Western-style democracy, not the al-Qaida goal of a religiously led state spanning the Muslim world. And as al-Qaida struggles to prove its relevance, the group has become increasingly decentralized and prone to internal disputes. “You almost have to start with the question of ’Can he be replaced?’ said Lt. Col. Reid Sawyer, the director of the West Point, N.Y.,-based Countering Terrorism Center. Whether al-Qaida “even need name an ’official’ new leader is uncertain,” wrote Rita Katz and Josh Devon in a report by SITE Intelligence Group, which monitors jihadist web traffic. “So long as the group can continue to issue messages ... the group will remain a guiding light for the global jihadist community.” If al-Qaida does pick a successor, Sawyer and other analysts said Ayman al-Zawahri, 59, is the most likely choice because he was bin Laden’s longtime deputy and has far more experience than younger candidates. Few may want to challenge him openly for the top spot, analysts said. “If he is passed over for someone else, it tells me that al-Qaida has already splintered,” said Fawaz Gerges, an al-Qaida scholar at the London School of Economics. Al-Zawahri is an Egyptian doctor who is believed to be hiding somewhere in Pakistan. He founded the Egyptian Islamic Jihad, which was dedicated to overthrowing Hosni Mubarak’s government, before merging his group with al-Qaida.
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ATLANTA (AP) — Federal regulators ordered an in-depth inspection Tuesday at a nuclear power plant run by the Tennessee Valley Authority in northern Alabama after deciding the failure of an emergency cooling system there could have been a serious safety problem. The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued a rare red finding against the Browns Ferry nuclear power plant near Athens, Ala., after investigat-

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ing how a valve on a residual heat removal system became stuck shut. The NRC has issued only five red findings — the most severe ranking the agency gives to problems uncovered in its inspections — since its current oversight program started in 2001. NRC said the utility must pay for detailed inspections of the plant’s performance, its safety culture and organization. The agency said it could not immediately estimate inspection costs. In an emergency, the failure of the valve could have meant that one of the plant’s emergency cooling systems would not have worked as designed. The problem, which was identified as the plant was being refueled in October 2010, was fixed before the Unit 1 reactor was returned to service. “The valve was repaired prior to returning the unit to service and Browns Ferry continued to operate safely,” said Victor McCree, the NRC’s Region II administrator. “However, significant problems involving key safety systems warrant more extensive NRC inspection and oversight.” NRC officials were critical of the utility for not identifying the problem sooner through routine inspections and testing. The valve failed sometime after March 2009 but wasn’t discovered until more than a year later. TVA officials have not decided whether they will appeal the NRC’s decision.

ple who were helped say they used the cash years ago, and they don’t want to be financially punished because of the agency’s errors. “It literally felt like everything is being taken away from me again,” said Van Fleet, a 28-year-old call center worker. “It’s like going through the flood again.” Documents obtained by The Associated Press show that FEMA is seeking payments from more than 5,500 people who were affected by 129 separate disasters since 2005, including floods, tornados, hurricanes and other calamities from Arkansas to American Samoa. The agency is still reviewing records, and more repayment requests could go out soon, including to victims of Hurricane Katrina. FEMA admits the payments were largely its own fault — the result of employees who misunderstood eligibility rules, approved duplicate assistance for costs that were already covered by insurance or other sources, or made accounting errors. But the agency is still obligated to try to recover the money.

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SOUDERTON, Pa. (AP) — A 9-year-old girl who disappeared while playing outside her suburban apartment building was raped, choked and murdered by a neighbor who claimed he had a “whiteout” and just “snapped,” authorities said Tuesday. Police found the body of Skyler Kauffman in a trash bin behind the Souderton Gardens apartments about five hours after her mother reported her missing Monday evening. A 24-year-old neighbor, James Lee Troutman, was charged Tuesday with murder, kidnapping, rape and other offenses. Onlookers jeered as Troutman was led in and out of his arraignment at a courtroom across the street from the low-rise units where he and the victim lived. Troutman became a suspect after a detective canvassing the building spotted what

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appeared to be blood on his sneakers, Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman said. The detective then searched his apartment and found bloody clothes in a closet, Ferman said. Detectives also found a pool of blood in the basement of the complex. They later found Skyler’s body wrapped in a comforter in a parking lot trash bin, Ferman said. Troutman eventually admitted to authorities that he strangled the girl with his hands and that her head hit the basement floor “a couple of times at least,” according to the criminal complaint. Investigators said Troutman told them that “it was like whiteout” and that he “snapped.” An autopsy showed Skyler, for whom an Amber Alert had been issued, died of asphyxia and blunt-force trauma, Ferman said.

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LEBANON (AP) — An Ohio prosecutor says he will seek an involuntary manslaughter charge against a man suspected of striking and killing a sheriff’s deputy during a police chase. Warren County Prosecutor David Fornshell says he also will ask a grand jury Friday to indict 22-year-old Marcus Anthony Isreal of Middletown on a charge of failure to comply with a police order. Sheriff Larry Sims says a speeding vehicle driven by Betty Vorst Isreal struck 36-year-old Sgt. Div. I Poetry Brian Dulle as he put out Second place stop sticks at about 2 a.m. The Lord is my light, Tuesday. The way and the truth. Authorities say Isreal ran He shines His holiness, from the crash in Turtlecreek Through us and our sins. Township, about 35 miles We seek Him in prayer, northeast of Cincinnati. He As we talk with our was arrested hours later walk- hearts. ing along a road. We will meet in heaven Sims would not comment when the day comes. on what led to the initial For now, He is the light of chase. Isreal was being held in the world! the jail in neighboring Butler County. Kelsi Gillespie Div. II Poetry First place State second place The Light Others Give to Me RAVENNA (AP) — Others hold a candle Authorities say a pilot whose It’s hard for them to hansmall plane was having engine dle trouble was looking for a place to land when he hit the top of Although I am not loud a tree and crashed into a field Of my friends, I am proud in northeast Ohio, injuring himself and two passengers. They help me on my way The state highway patrol They are here to stay says the plane was headed from Canal Fulton to Youngstown A light shines everyday when it crashed in Ravenna on To help me on my way Tuesday night. It wasn’t clear what type of plane it was. The pilot, 63-year-old Robby Saine Thomas Bell of Stow has Div. II Poetry been taken by helicopter to an Second place Akron hospital. The Lord is My Light One passenger, 40-yearThe Lord is my light old Dawn Semple of Ravenna, He shines very bright has also been taken by heliEverywhere I go, copter to a hospital. The other The light is there to let me passenger, 37-year-old Neil Semple of Ravenna, has been taken by ambulance to a hospital. Their conditions weren’t available late Tuesday.

Jared Wurst Div. I Poetry First place State first place There are many people in the world that give me light, But one person especially stands out in my life. She never complained even in a lot of pain. Her faith of God and love of family will always inspire and encourage me. She’s only here in spirit, but fills my heart with love. I will always look up to her as she watches me from above.

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know He’s the only one I need, And I will always take his lead Helping neighbors, family and friends That’s what I’ll do till the end. follow God. I receive grace and God’s love from the sacraments. But what makes church even more special, is that I receive God’s light through the scriptures and sacraments with the entire church community. I am able to experience and share God’s love with my entire church family. God also brings me light through St. John’s School. Since I go to a Catholic school, I have the opportunity to learn subjects that develop my mind, along with morals and values that develop my heart. I am able to learn about God’s teachings and how he wants me to live my life. God’s teachings are a part of all subjects such as history, language and science. I’m also lucky that St. John’s teaches me how God’s teachings can be followed throughout my life. Friends are another way God brings me light. My friends are there to cheer me up and support me when I need encouragement. They can be funny and make life enjoyable. Without them, my life would be extremely boring and sad. When I do things with my friends, I feel less nervous and more sure of myself. I am also able to see their qualities and share in their interests. I accept their differences and hopefully, they accept mine. This reminds me that God made us in his likeness and is present in everyone. I am glad God blessed me with many friends. God also shines His light through my family. My parents and siblings teach me how to be a good person so I will grow up to become a mature, smart, happy, successful adult and parent. They help me with homework if I have questions, teach me what to do if I mess up and support me in things that are important to me, such as sports. I know they love me, whether I am good or bad. My family will always be there for me, just as God will always be there for me.


Samantha Stose Div. III Poetry First place State first place Finding Home Like a beacon at sea That guides a ship home, The Lord’s light directs me Wherever I roam No matter the weather, The Lord keeps me safe. I’ll worship and praise Him Throughout time and space. Lauren Utrup Div. III Poetry Second place A Light Like No Other Although she is not here I know she is very near. Her light always shining bright, She never gave up the fight. My life she did touch, And I miss her so much! A light like no other, My wonderful Grandmother. Tyler Conley Div. II Essay First place State second place The Light God Brings to Me Church, in my opinion, is the most important way God brings light to me through the scriptures and Eucharist, as well as the other sacraments of penance, confirmation and baptism. Through the scriptures and sacraments, God gets His message to me and gives me light and a special closeness to him. The scriptures provide guidance on how to live my life and

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Kestley Hulihan Div. II second place The Lord is My Light When I hear “The Lord is My Light,” I think of the song that we sing in church, Psalm 27: “The Lord is My Light and My Salvation.” It also reminds me that God will always be with me. Most of the time, I think I only need God when things are not going the way I want. The fact is, I need God’s light with me from sun up to sun down. There is another line in the song that says, “Of whom shall I be afraid?” When I was small, I was afraid of the dark and of the monsters that hid under my bed. Thinking of God’s creation like the sun, the trees, the oceans and just the life he gave me made the feeling that something was in my room go away. “The lord is a stronghold of my life, before whom should I shrink?” The Catholic Church has been the center of my religion and faith since

the day I was baptized. My family, faith and friends are the stronghold of the person I am “growing” to be. It is their light that guides my way to the Lord’s light. “There is one thing I ask of the Lord for this I long. To live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life.” When you’re my age, you rarely think of what happens to you after you die. But I have also experienced that the young do die and the light of the Lord supports us in those times of sadness. I truly believe there is no better way than to spend all the days of your life, but in the glow of the Lord. “I believe I shall see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.” It is important to understand the light of the Lord through the people around us. The teachers I have come across in my Catholic education have shared their light of the Lord with me in many ways. My light becomes more brilliant when I see the good the Lord has done for them. I only hope to pass their light on to others as mine grows stronger. “Hope in God and take heart. Hope in the Lord!” Each day is a gift from the Lord. With every day comes a new prayer. I never thought of myself as praying but when I think of Jesus, Mary and Joseph and ask for guidance, I guess I am praying. My private talks with Jesus have shown me HIS light and given me “hope in the Lord.”
ees that due to an injury he will be on leave. He advised the trustees he has received complaints of a possible nuisance on the property at 5670 Hartman Road in Elida. The trustees asked Kimmet to proceed forward according to the Ohio Revised Code. A hearing will be held at 6:30 on May 23 at the Marion Township Office regarding this issue. Trustee Gilden advised that he asked the Assistant Prosecutor to prepare the bid specification to comply with any requirements necessary to solicit bids for the construction of a “Non-vehicle implement storage building.” Trustee Violet will work with Elwer to get picture and specs ready for the sale of the two dump truck which are being replaced. There being no further business Trustee Youngpeter made a motion to adjourn which was seconded by Trustee Gilden and passed unanimously.

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The Marion Township Trustees held their regular schedule meeting on Monday at the Marion Township Office with the following members present: Howard Violet, Jerry Gilden and Joseph Youngpeter. The purpose of the meeting was to pay bills and conduct ongoing business. The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved as read. The trustees then reviewed the bills and gave approval for 19 checks totaling $12,635.35. Road Foreman Elwer said that OTARMA Ins. would be in Tuesday to do a prevention walk through. The water issue in the area of Rusty May’s property was look at and after some discussion, the trustees feel that most of the problem would be resolved if May would reroute his flow of water. The hose on the tile cleaner needs replaced and after some discussion, Trustee Youngpeter made a motion

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to replace it which was seconded by Trustee Gilden and passed unanimously. Fiscal Officer Kimmet gave the trustees the Fund Status Report and the Bank Reconciliation Report for review and signature. He advised trustees of an application received for Centurylink to do some work on Dutch Road. Centurylink requested to plow some lines in and the township requires this be done by open trench to avoid tile being broken and going unnoticed. They asked that the application be sent back and a new one issued reflecting this at which time they would okay and sign the application. He also requested that the June 13 meeting be changed to June 6, which was approved. Police Chief Vermillion said the pallet issue on Billymack Road has still not been resolved and Trustee Gilden stated he had a call into the residents involved. He also advised the trust-

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“We carry our nemesis within us: yesterday’s self-admiration is the legitimate father of today’s feeling of guilt.” — Dag Hammarskjold, U-N Secretary-General (1905-1961)

US balancing message on bin Laden’s death
By ROBERT BURNS and DONNA CASSATA Associated Press WASHINGTON — The United States calls Osama bin Laden’s death a potential “game changer” in Afghanistan, but has also begun to modulate its message for fear that runaway optimism will create pressure to suddenly exit a war still up for grabs. The top U.S. commander in eastern Afghanistan sought to walk that fine line Tuesday. Army Maj. Gen. John Campbell told reporters at the Pentagon that he sees great potential for bin Laden’s death to draw dispirited Taliban fighters away from the insurgency. Videos of bin Laden that were captured in the raid on his compound and released by the U.S. government on Saturday depict a gray-bearded bin Laden wrapped in a blanket, watching himself on TV. Campbell described him as “alone and desperate” and said the image could send a powerful message to Taliban fighters who bear the brunt of combat while their leaders hide in Pakistan. “I think the insurgents are going to see this and say, ‘Hey, why am I doing this?”’ Campbell said. As President Barack Obama nears a decision on the size and pace of U.S. troop withdrawals that he has promised will begin in July, the administration is hopeful that the elimination of bin Laden will deal a wider psychological blow to the Taliban and other insurgent groups associated with al-Qaida. But it believes that a sudden troop pullout would risk losing the war. In a Congress struggling to reduce the deficit, warweary lawmakers are clamoring for the U.S. to shrink its presence in Afghanistan. The war tab for American taxpayers now stands at $10 billion a month as the conflict approaches the 10-year mark. Bin Laden’s death, widely cheered in the U.S. as a historic achievement, has given stronger voice to those calling for troop withdrawals. “Osama Bin Laden’s death was more than a critical triumph in our fight against terrorism. It provides a potentially game-changing opportunity to build momentum for a political solution in Afghanistan that could bring greater stability to the region and bring our troops home,” Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, told a hearing Tuesday. Kerry rejected a “precipitous withdrawal” but argued for working toward “the smallest footprint necessary, a presence that puts Afghans in charge — and presses them to step up to that task — at the same time that it secures our interests and accomplishes our mission of destroying al-Qaida and preventing Afghanistan from ever again becoming a terrorist sanctuary.” Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich.,

One Year Ago • Not since Richard Thompson and John Wellmann in the late 1950s have Delphos FFA had one of its own become a state officer. Now, in his junior year, 17-year-old Colin Barclay joins the lineage of local FFA standouts. “I am the state sentinel – I care for the meeting room and paperwork and others. I try to keep the room comfortable,” he said. 25 Years Ago — 1986 • Carol Brewer was recently named manager of the Frankfort, Ind. Office of Lincoln Federal Savings Bank. Before joining Lincoln Federal in 1973 Brewer graduated from Jefferson High School and was assistant secretary of the Commercial Bank for five years. She was also a secretary for The Delphos Herald. • The annual mother-daughter communion breakfast of Rosary-Altar Society of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Ottoville, was held in the parish hall. Chairladies were Judy Averesch and Mary Kay Langhals. Committee was Viola Friemoth, Kathy Davies, Mary Lou Schimmoeller, Betty Beining, Armella Wannemacher, Mary Ann Koester and Lucinda Hilvers. • Herman and Marie Meyer, owners of IGA Foodliners in Delphos and Fort Jennings, were among nearly 4,000 IGA retailers, wholesalers and guests attending the 60th anniversary IGA convention in McCormick Place, Chicago, Ill. 50 Years Ago — 1936 • Bertha Schmelzer was re-elected Grand Regent of Delphos Court, No. 707, Catholic Daughters at a meeting held Tuesday in the Knights of Columbus club rooms on Elida Avenue. Other officers elected are: Margaret Fischer, vice grand regent; Alice Heidenescher, prophetess; Eileen Martz, lecturer; Mary Landwehr, financial; Mary Ellen Hemker, treasurer; Syvilla Odenweller, historian; Margaret Hempfling, monitor; Marilyn Berres, sentinel; Maneta Calvelage, organist; three-year trustees, Helen Bonifas and Agnes Miller. • Final plans were made for the Delphos Jefferson Alumni dinner-dance on May 27 at a meeting of the officers for the organization on Tuesday night. The dinner will be served by the Delphos Jefferson Band Mothers in the new Franklin Elementary School. Entertainment has been planned, and there will be special recognition of the Classes of 1911, 1936 and 1961. Following the program, there will be dancing to the music of Don Neumeier and his Nite Owls. • Mrs. Albert Ruen entertained the Pinochle Club in her home in Ottoville on Monday evening, with first prize going to Mrs. Orion Byrne, second to Mrs. Carl Greulich, travelers to Mrs. Andy Altenburger, and consolation to Mrs. Robert Fortener. 75 Years Ago — 1936 • A large attendance marked the Mother’s Day observance which was conducted by the Eagles of the 17th District here Sunday. A big parade was the first feature of this event. The program at Jefferson auditorium opened with a prelude by the Delphos Eagles band. Supt. E. W. Bell served as master of ceremonies and delivered an address of welcome. Flowers were presented to the oldest mother present, Mary Deffenbaugh of Rimer, mother of William Deffenbaugh of Delphos. She is 91 years of age. • The Delphos city baseball team went down to defeat at Convoy Sunday in the first game of the season. The score was 9 to 6. Bill Greiner was on the mound for Delphos and Kenneth Shumaker was in the receiving station. Greiner allowed six hits during the game. Although Greiner pitched good baseball, he failed to receive the support of the Delphos players. Fourteen errors were chalked up for the Delphos men. • The members of the Jolly Birthday Club and their guests were entertained Friday evening at the home of Mrs. L. C. Fridley, South Main Street. Her guests were Mrs. Homer Beech, Edna May and Lauretta Cowgill. Mrs. Lloyd Williams was high in bunco, Ella Hampton, second, and Mrs. Dane Long was consoled.


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EL PASO, Texas (AP) — In search of Hispanic votes and a long-shot immigration overhaul, President Barack Obama on Tuesday stood at the U.S.-Mexico border for the first time since winning the White House and declared it more secure than ever. He mocked Republican lawmakers for blocking immigration over border security alone, saying they won’t be happy until they get a moat with alligators along the border. “They’ll never be satisfied,” he said. Stymied by both chambers of Congress, the president ditched lawmakers in favor of voters who might pressure them, making an appeal to the public on a hot and dusty day far outside Washington. He told a friendly El Paso crowd that it’s up to them to tell Congress to pass legislation providing a pathway to citizenship for 11 million illegal immigrants. The approach also allowed the president to make clear that it’s Republicans — not him — standing in the way of immigration legislation. As his re-election campaign approaches it’s a message he wants broadcast loud and clear to Latino voters who don’t like his administration’s heavy deportations and feel he never made good on his promise to prioritize immigration legislation during his first year in office. “I am asking you to add your voices to this,” Obama said. “We need Washington to know that there is a movement for reform gathering strength from coast to coast. That’s how we’ll get this done.” Countering Republican calls to focus on border security before moving to a comprehensive overhaul, Obama boasted of increasing Border Patrol agents, nearing completion of a border fence and screening more cargo, among other steps. “We have gone above and beyond what was requested by the very Republicans who said they supported broader reform as long as we got serious about enforcement,” Obama said. “But even though we’ve answered these concerns, I gotta say I suspect there are still going to be some who are trying to move the goal posts on us one more time.” “Maybe they’ll need a moat,” he said derisively to laughter from the crowd. “Maybe they’ll want alligators in the moat.” “The question is whether those in Congress who previously walked away in the name of enforcement are now ready to come back to the table and finish the work we’ve started,” he said. Obama also tailored his argument to the times, making his case for immigration reform in newly sharpened economic terms. He said the middle class would benefit from bringing illegal immigrants out of an underground economy and drawing on the abilities of immigrants educated at American universities. Obama also noted that it’s not just Latinos who want an immigration remake, but also police chiefs, business owners, educators and others. His speech broke no new policy ground and he declined to offer a bill or call on Congress to send him one by a particular deadline — a bow to political realities on Capitol Hill. Republicans who control the House are hostile to overhaul legislation.

GOP budget would create up to 44M more uninsured
By RICARDO ALONSOZALDIVAR Associated Press WASHINGTON — The House Republican budget would leave up to 44 million more low-income people uninsured as the federal government cuts states’ Medicaid funding by about one-third over the next 10 years, nonpartisan groups said in a report issued Tuesday. The analysis by the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Urban Institute concluded that Medicaid’s role as the nation’s safety net health care program would be “significantly compromised ... with no obvious alternative to take its place,” if the GOP budget is adopted. The plan passed by House Republicans last month on a party-line vote calls for sweeping health care changes, potentially even more significant than President Barack Obama’s insurance overhaul. So far, most of the attention has gone to the Republican proposal to convert Medicare into a voucher-like system for future retirees. But Medicaid would also be transformed. The Republican budget has no chance of passing the Democratic-led Senate, or being signed into law by Obama. But individual components could advance as part of debt reduction talks between Vice President Joe Biden and congressional leaders. A spokesman for the author of the GOP budget, Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, challenged the study’s assumptions. The Republican plan will allow Medicaid to grow “at a sustainable rate, so that the health care safety net will be there for those that need it most,” said Conor Sweeney. Obama’s overhaul will force millions more into a broken system, relegating vulnerable people to second-class care, he added. Medicaid is a federalstate partnership that now covers more than 60 million low-income children and parents, seniors, including most nursing home residents, and disabled people of any age. Under the GOP plan, Medicaid would be converted from an open-ended program

said he hopes Obama decides to pull out a significant number of troops this summer. But he said calls for all troops to leave by a fixed deadline are not supported by a majority of Democrats in Congress. “I’ve urged the president to have a significant drawdown in July because it’s supposed to be a message of urgency to the Afghans as to taking responsibility for their own security and it’s not going to be an urgent message if it’s not significant,” Levin said. In a letter Monday to Obama, eight House Republicans and Democrats wrote that eliminating bin Laden “does not change the reality that America still faces a determined and violent adversary. It does, however, require us to re-examine our policy of nation building in Afghanistan. We believe it is no longer the best way to defend America against terror attacks, and we urge you to withdraw all troops from Afghanistan that are not crucial to the immediate national security objective of combating al-Qaida.” The bin Laden death has also presented new opportunities as well as problems for Pakistan. The U.S. seeks Pakistan as an important ally in combating Islamic extremism, even as the Pakistanis are suspected of tolerating or even supporting the Taliban and the Pakistan-based Haqqani network, which is especially active in fighting U.S. and Afghan forces in eastern Afghanistan.

US-China talks end with wide differences

in which the federal government pays about 60 percent of the cost of services, into a block grant that would give each state a fixed sum of money. The budget would also do away with the right to Medicaid benefits under federal law, and repeal a coverage expansion to low-income adults included in Obama’s health care law. Republican governors say they can save taxpayers billions through a block grant that would let them clear away federal red tape and design health care systems tailored to local needs. But the study cast doubt on whether governors would have enough money coming in from Washington to adequately meet the needs of their states and avoid sharp cuts in services. Under current laws, Medicaid is expected to cover 76 million people in 2021, the end of the ten-year estimating window used in federal budgeting. Of those, some 17 million would gain coverage under Obama’s expansion.

WASHINGTON — Sharp U.S. criticism of China’s human rights record overshadowed the results achieved at annual high-level meetings between the world’s two largest economies aimed at resolving disputes over trade and foreign policy. After two days of talks, the two sides announced a range of modest agreements aimed at increasing sales opportunities for U.S. companies in China. But there was no breakthrough on a key U.S. demand — letting China’s currency rise in value at a faster rate against the dollar. The currency issue gained new urgency in the view of American manufacturers with release of a Chinese government report showing that China’s trade surplus with the world had surged in April. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton told reporters at a closing news conference Tuesday that the United States had made its concerns known on a range of sensitive issues, including human rights.

“We discussed everything, whether it was something sensitive to us or sensitive to them ... including human rights,” Clinton said. “We made our concerns very clear.” In an interview published Tuesday on the website of The Atlantic magazine, Clinton said China’s human rights record was “deplorable” and that history was not on the side of governments that resist democracy. The Clinton magazine interview, which took place April 7, focused on the democracy protests that have rocked the Middle East and North Africa. Asked at the news conference whether those uprisings against authoritarian governments had come up during the two days of talks, Clinton said the two countries had discussed the uprisings, with U.S. officials making the point that America “supports the aspirations” for more freedom and opportunity. Clinton and Vice President Joe Biden had raised the issue of human rights during the opening session of the Strategic and Economic Dialogue talks and the White House said President Barack Obama also had discussed

human rights concerns during his meeting with leaders of the Chinese delegation late Monday. Hong Lei, a spokesman for the Chinese delegation, said State Councilor Dai Bingguo had responded to Obama’s comments by saying China has made great progress in protecting human rights over the past 25 years. Since February, China has questioned or detained hundreds of lawyers, writers and human rights activists in response to anonymous calls made on the Internet for protests in China. No demonstrations have occurred. On economic issues, the Chinese did agree to take further steps to fulfill pledges that Chinese President Hu Jintao made during a January visit to Washington to provide better protection for U.S. companies against the piracy of computer software and other copyrighted material and also to modify government rules that U.S. companies say severely restrict their ability to compete for Chinese government contracts unless they agree to make their technology available to Chinese companies.

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Family surprises Amish Cook
BY LOVINA EICHER It is a very nice sunny day in May. Looks like a promising day to do laundry. Gardens are being put out later than usual this spring because of all the rainy, wet weather recently. We finally managed to get more of ours planted on Friday evening and Saturday. The whole family pitched in and helped. With eight children helping to plant it did not take long. We put out four different varieties of corn. This is the first time I am trying the “Northern Extra Sweet” so we will see how we like it. This is an early corn. Each year I like to put out some Seneca Arrowhead which is also an early season corn. We also put out Bodacious and Incredible corn which will be ready later in the season. Other vegetables we planted include red potatoes, lettuce, radishes, green beans, peas, red beets, cucumbers and eight pounds of onions. I still want to plant carrots, zucchini, pumpkins and watermelon. Then I want to go get my tomatoes, peppers and cabbage plants from the local greenhouse. On our menu now is asparagus and winter onions. Rhubarb is also still in full swing so I hope to get some rhubarb juice canned this week. It will be a busy spring and a lot of cleaning to do preparing for church services which will be held at our home in six weeks. The children have 18 days of school left which excites them. We attended daughter Lovina’s kindergarten class play on Thursday evening. They all did a wonderful job! Such a cute age to see them sing and act out plays. Meanwhile, I had a Pampered Chef party here on Wednesday and it was a good turn-out for the person giving the presentation. I am receiving a lot of free dishes from Pampered Chef. The item I am most excited about is the 12-inch covered skillet. It will be put to use a lot around here. Friday evening, we had visitors after supper. They were Joe’s sister Loretta, Henry, and family and Joe’s sister Susan and sons. They brought snacks, visited and just wanted to see how daughter Verena was doing. This past Sunday, we attended Communion services which is usually an all day church service. Before we mothers left for home, we had to take a wooden cutting board home with us for a Mother’s Day gift. These were all handmade by our bishop. I had another surprise from my children, although I think my husband Joe had a helping hand in it. On our porch was a seven-piece patio and dining room set with swivel chairs. They all also made cards for me. The words these cards have written on them make me proud to be the mother of these eight precious children. Having a patio set on my front porch was something I had always dreamed about. I remember telling daughter Elizabeth while we were shopping in town how someday I would like something like that on my front porch. When they told me to come on the porch I suspected maybe a potted flower but was really surprised to see this patio set. My 40th birthday will be on May 22 so my children decided to get my Mother’s Day gift and birthday gift together. I must get busy as tomorrow daughters Susan, Elizabeth and I am going to help clean a neighbor’s house. We will leave soon after the children head for school so we must get busy with today’s work. We will be giving the house a thorough cleaning — washing walls, cleaning furniture. Joe will not have any work the week of Memorial Day so jobs like this help out. Try this asparagus brunch casserole. Many people enjoy it either for brunch or breakfast. ASPARAGUS BRUNCH CASSEROLE 4 cups firm white bread cubed 1 to 2 cups of fresh asparagus cut into 1 inch pieces 1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese 1 cup crumbled bacon or cubed ham 6 large eggs 1 1/2 cups milk 1/4 teaspoon salt 8 ounces of sour cream In a large bowl toss together bread cubes, asparagus, and 1 cup of cheese. In a small bowl beat together eggs, milk, sour cream and salt. Add to bread mixture and stir to combine. Pour into a greased baking dish and bake at 350 degrees for 60 minutes or until golden. EDITOR’S NOTE: We are seeking 100 new readers to join The Amish Cook Friend Club at any level between now and May 20. As of May 9, we have 33 new members. To move the Amish Cook forward, we need to strengthen our connection with loyal friends and followers and make new friends along the way. Our first step is to reopen the AMISH COOK FRIEND CLUB to new members. Membership includes: SUPPORTER: A person-


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TODAY 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 8-11:30 a.m. — Knights of Columbus benefit for St. John’s School at the hall, Elida Ave. 1-3 p.m. — The Delphos Canal Commission Museum, 241 N. Main St., is open. MONDAY 11:30 a.m. — The Green Thumb Garden Club will meet at the Delphos Public Library for luncheon and program. Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff Street. 7 p.m. — Washington Township Trustees meet at the township house. Delphos City Council meets at the municipal building, 608 N. Canal St. Please notify the Delphos Herald at 419-695-0015 if there are any corrections or additions to the Coming Events column.

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Kalida dispatches Columbus Grove in PCL
By DAVE BONINSEGNA The Delphos Herald Barrientes (1-for-3, 3 runs scored) and Brandon Benroth (1-for-3, 2 runs scored) combined for the five Bulldog runs coming across the plate. The hosts got on the board in the first inning when Barrientes led off and reached on an error; he come around to score on a Matt Jay (1-for-2, 3 RBIs) sacrifice fly. The Bulldogs (10-10, 1-4 PCL) increased their lead to 3-0 in the third when the tandem of Barrientes and Benroth both reached on singles, followed by a 2-run knock by Jay. However, an exceptional play at third by Tyler Heitmeyer doubled off Jay at second to help snuff out the Columbus Grove threat in the inning. The Wildcats (10-4, 4-2 PCL) tied things up in the fourth on a pair of singles and errors by the hosts. Logan Recker led off the frame with a base-on-balls and came around to score on a Kristopher Osterhage (2 RBIs) single to make it 3-1; two miscues later on consecutive plays tied the game at 3-3. Kalida grabbed a 1-run lead in the fifth on a Utendorf single and Osterhage’s second run batted in of the game. The wheels really fell off the wagon for the Bulldogs in the sixth. After five strong innings by Bulldog pitcher Gavin Windau, the Kalida bats began to come alive. Nate Kortokrax doubled and Unverferth tripled him home to make it a 2-run advantage. However, the guests weren’t done yet. Unverferth scored on a Tyler Hoffman pinchhit sacrifice fly and Utendorf singled, then scored on three throwing errors to make it a 7-5 advantage in favor of the Wildcats. Kalida tacked on three more runs in the seventh on consecutive hits by Heitmeyer and Jordan Ellerbrock, then back-to-back walks, followed by another Bulldog error to make it 9-5. Utendorf finished off the scoring with a ground ball that scored the 10th and final run for the guests. The Bulldogs and Wildcats

St. John’s senior Tyler Ditto follows through on this rocket he sent over the fence in the second inning Tuesday versus Waynesfield-Goshen for the Jays second home run of the inning and an 18-0 lead. The Blue Jays crushed the Tigers 19-3 in sectional-final action at Perry. out hence, Ryan Edelbrock The Jays wasted a 1-out leave him in there as long as whipped a run-scoring hit double to left by Bergfeld in I did.” to right. An error on Ryan the third. The Jays will play next in Densel’s grounder left both Waynesfield put its first the tournament 2 p.m. May runners safe. Geise was batter on in the fourth — 18 at Elida. plunked to load the bases Gabe Hennon via a single “We have some seniors and Calvelage knocked in and a stolen base — and that will be graduating but I Edelbrock with a single to Curtis Shaner singled him to feel we have a bright future, center; an error on the play third with one out. He stole especially in the middle allowed runners to advance, second but Leininger fanned infield and at the plate. Most including plating scor- the next two. of them will be back; we just ing Densel. An out later, The Jays tacked on their have to mature,” Beiderman Leininger blooped a 2-run final run in the fourth. Pinch- added. single to right to make it hitter Chris Pohlman, makIn the regular season, St. 14-0. Vogt then dialed long ing his debut in 2011 after John’s visits Fort Recovery distance over the left-field off-season shoulder surgery, at 4:30 p.m. today in a MAC fence for a 16-0 spread. singled to left and Derek encounter. Warnecke singled and Klaus followed with anothWAYNESFIELD-GOSHEN (3) advanced on an error on a er hit. Pinch-hitter Austin ab-r-h-rbi pickoff try. However, Ditto’s Reindel forced Pohlman at Gaige Hennon cf 0-0-0-0, Matthew 2-run jack to left made it third. An out hence, Brad Matter cf 0-1-0-0, Garret Miller p/ss 1-1-1-1, Gabe 18-0 and finished Gilroy’s Gerberick lashed a knock to 2-0-0-0, Eric Shaner ss Ronnie Jarvis Hennon 1b/p 3-0-2-2, stint on the mound for Gabe right to score Klaus for the c 2-0-0-0, Taylor Schultz c 1-0-0-0, Curtis Shaner 3b 3-0-1-0, Dylan Little Hennon. Edelbrock walked final tally. ss/2b 1-0-0-0, Anders Jensen 1b 1-0and Densel got aboard on “That was nice to see Chris 0-0, Zach Gilroy 2b/p 2-0-0-0, Sheldon 1-0another error. A balk moved in there; he was cleared by Shobe lf 1-0-1-0, Spencer Case lfZane 0-0, Jordan Barns rf 1-0-0-0, both runners up but Hennon the doctor today. Hopefully, Gilroy rf 1-1-1-0. Totals 20-3-6-3. ST. JOHN’S (19) finally got the last out. we can get him a few more ab-r-h-rbi “Garret didn’t have much at-bats in the coming days,” Tanner Calvelage cf 2-3-2-2, Andrew Metzger cf 2-0-0-0, Tyler today; he gave it a go but Metzger explained. Bergfeld ss 2-2-1-0, Jordan Leininger he didn’t have much on the WG finally got on board in p/1b 4-2-2-4, Austin Vogt 1b/p 4-3-33-2-1-1, Chris fastball and that left the curve the fifth, chasing Leininger. 4, Troy Warnecke 2b Tyler Ditto rf Pohlman ph 1-0-1-0, ball a sitting duck,” Tiger Before he left, they had three 3-2-2-2, Derek Klaus rf 1-1-1-0, Ryan coach J.R. Beiderman noted. hits, a walk and three runs. Edelbrock dh 2-1-2-2, Austin Reindel c/ph 1-0-0-0, Ryan Densel lf 3-1-0-0, “They are too good of a hit- One came home via a run- Ryan Buescher lf 1-0-0-0, Curtis Geise ting team to have that hap- scoring double by Eric Shaner 3b 2-2-1-0, Brad Gerberick 3b 1-0-1-1. pen; we knew that coming in. and the other two courtesy of Totals 32-19-17-16. Score by Innings: Plus, we hurt ourselves with a 2-run knock to left — on a Waynesfield 0 0 0 0 3 - 3 4 (14) 0 1 x - 19 the defense but that’s what wicked-hop single past short- St. John’s 3, Jarvis, Little, Zach Gilroy, E: Miller happens when the other team stop Bergfeld — that fin- Shobe, Geise; LOB: WaynesfieldSt. John’s hits the ball hard.” ished Leininger and brought Goshen 5,Vogt; 3B: 6; 2B: E. Shaner, Bergfeld, Vogt; HR: Vogt, The Tigers again chal- in Vogt. He struck out the Ditto; SB: Gaige Hennon 2, Gabe 2, Bergfeld 2, C. lenged in the third, getting final two hitters to end the Hennon Calvelage, Ditto; POB:Shaner, Shobe, Shobe first batter Sheldon Shobe contest. (by Reindel). IP H R ER BB SO aboard on a single and a stolen “Jordan was getting up WAYNESFIELD-GOSHEN base. A lineout later, an error there in his pitch count and he Miller (L, 2-3) 1. 7 9 9 3 0 0.2 6 9 0 0 0 on the play allowed Shobe was getting tired. He didn’t Zach Gilroy Gabe Hennon 2.1 4 1 1 1 2 to go to third. After Hennon have his best stuff,” Metzger ST. JOHN’S Leininger walked, he stole second; in added. “We have two more Vogt (W, 4-0) 4.1 6 3 3 3 4 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 the process, Shobe got caught MAC games this week and Miller pitched to 5 batters in the off third and was tagged out we didn’t want to use any second WP: Miller; HBP: Geise (by Miller); in a rundown. Miller popped more pitchers than we had PB: Reindel; Balk: Z. Gilroy, Gab. Hennon. out to end the threat. to. I felt safe with the lead to

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The longer the JIM METCALFE fiasco involving the National Football League and its Players Trade Association — or whatever they are going by these days — the more damage is being inflicted. I think we as fans have been very, very lenient when it comes to these work stoppages involving our sports in the past but I wonder if this will remain the truth; how long will fans put up with this before they say enough? I received an e-mail from Kate Knapp, publicist for kate@, in regards to Susan Spencer, a former general manager, minority owner and legal counsel for the Philadelphia Eagles. She makes salient points about the two sides in this lockout situation. One is there is a reason you don’t carry on negotiations in public and you are seeing why. No one is willing to look as if they “caved” and thus positions are getting hardened and there is less likelihood of a mutually-beneficial agreement. Two, they need to put the legalese and lawsuits aside and start thinking as businessmen and football people; a lockout and missing any or all of 2011, especially in today’s economic climate, is, well, not a smart thing. It’s to the point that the average football fan doesn’t give a rat’s rear end who is “right” on any of these issues: it is hard for me, the average Joe, to “feel” for a millionaire player or a billionaire owner. The longer this goes on, the more fans will feel this way and the more deep-seated this will become in all but the most diehard football fan. As I am sure my friend Dave Boninsegna (his reputation is now ruined!!) will be cackling with glee, bring on the Canadian Football League! I think you will also see more college football on Sundays. Are you watching, NBA and NHL honchos? You’re next! What about you, Bud Selig? If you think you are safe, that the players give a rat’s rear end about anybody but themselves and that there is true labor peace, you got another think coming. The only reason you have had such “peace” is because the owners have been browbeaten by the union and arbitrators who think that any semblance of fiscal sanity is cause for fines and collusion. At some point, this “peace” will end, especially if the other major sports all go on hiatus. Rashard Mendenhall’s tweet, twitter or whatever about the death of Osama bin Laden was, to say the least, interesting. I am torn by it. On one hand, bin Laden became the symbol of 9/11 and the War on Terror and his death definitely was something that was long overdue. Who knows how many deaths of innocent men, women and children he was responsible for? Remember, this was not some poor slob who had it rough in life; he had it all! He had the money to wreck untold damage and he had the charisma to get people to follow him. On the other hand, I am queasy about celebrating the death of anyone. It’s a life that is snuffed out, even if, in justice, it is “well-deserved”. I don’t have a problem not taking him alive, either. Here is my point: Mendenhall has every right to say what he thinks but he has no right to make people listen to him or be offended that others have called him a nitwit. He has no right to have people not tell him what they think about him; that is called freedom as well. I don’t go for the death threats, though in this climate, that is almost expected, though they are very few and far between. There are always a couple of bad apples. Just like me; if I write something that is over the top — I am probably sure I have once or twice ...maybe three times ... in my eight years of doing this — or a bunch of gobbledygook, I hear about it and expect to hear it. Hecklydarn, I even get criticized about things I DIDN’T write! It comes with the territory, Rashard. I’m not just picking on you because a few Steelers’ fans told me you were a “knucklehead” but all these guys that feel that just because they have fame and fortune, they know more than anyone else. Also, that crack about comparing being a football player and slavery was pure idiocy. Now, about this lockout...

Note to NFL: wake up!!
Metcalfe’s Musings

COLUMBUS GROVE — A game that was nearly two weeks in the making — after a rainout on April 22 — the Columbus Grove Bulldogs and Kalida Wildcats met in baseball action Tuesday at Columbus Grove. The teams tangled in a Putnam County League contest this night before their tournament game on Thursday back in Columbus Grove. Round one went to the ’Cats as they scored 10 runs in their final four at-bats to capture a 10-5 victory. Paul Utendorf went 2-for5 with a run batted in, while Kevan Unverferth was 1-for3 — with a triple — with 2 RBIs. Jordan Laudick came on to pitch a perfect seventh to help preserve the win. The top of the Grove batting order proved to be most productive as the number one and two hitters in Zach

will go at it again in the sectional tournament on Midwest Athletic Conference Thursday, with the first pitch Championship at Minster Tuesday’s Results (Finals slated for 5 p.m.
Kalida ab-r-h-rbi Paul Utendorf dh 5-2-2-1, Logan Recker cf 4-1-1-0, Nick Guisinger rf 3-0-0-0, Kristopher Osterhage rf 4-1-12, Tyler Heitmeyer 3b 3-2-0-0, Jordan Ellerbrock 1b 3-1-1-0, Nathan Kortokrax ss 3-2-1-1, Kevan Unverferth 2b 3-1-1-2, Neil Recker c 2-0-0-0, Tyler Hoffman ph 0-0-0-1. Totals 31-10-7-6. Columbus Grove ab-r-h-rbi Zach Barrientes ss 3-3-1-0, Brandon Benroth rf 3-2-1-0, Matt Jay c 2-0-1-3, Ryan Birkemeier 3b 2-0-1-0, Trey Roney dh 2-0-0-1, Brady Shafer lf 2-0-1-0, Gavin Windau p 2-0-0-0, Trent Reed p 1-0-1-0, Spencer Wolfe 1b 3-0-0-0, Jacob Miller 2b 3-0-0-0. Totals 23-5-5-4. Score by Innings: Kalida 000 313 3 - 10 Col. Grove 1 0 2 020 0- 5 E: Windau 3, Barrientes 2, Birkemeier 2, L. Recker, Kortokrax, Jay; LOB: Kalida 9, Columbus Grove ; 2B; Kortokrax, Unverferth, Ellerbrock; SB: Shafer 2 Ellerbrock, Utendorf, L. Recker, Barrientes, Birkemeier; SF: Hoffman, Jay, Roney. IP H R ER BBSO Kalida Zeller 4.0 4 5 1 3 1 Unverferth (W) 2.0 1 0 0 1 1 Laudick 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 Columbus Grove Windau (L) 5.1 4 6 4 4 2 Reed 1.2 3 4 0 2 1 WP: Windau 2; HBP: Benroth (by Unverferth); PB: N. Recker 2; Balk: Zeller.

4:30 p.m. Friday)

Rose leads Bulls past Hawks 95-83
By ANDREW SELIGMAN The Associated Press Rose scored 33 points, Gibson scored all of his 11 in the fourth quarter and the Bulls beat the Atlanta Hawks 95-83 in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinals on Tuesday night to take a 3-2 lead. Luol Deng added 23 points and Chicago let out a big sigh of relief. Game 6 is Thursday in Atlanta and a win would put Chicago in the conference finals for the first time since Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen wrapped up their second championship 3-peat in 1998. They are in this position after dominating Atlanta in the fourth quarter 26-15, with Rose matching Gibson’s

CHICAGO — The Chicago Bulls were looking for someone, anyone, to provide a spark and it figured that Derrick Rose would. It was no shocker, either, that Taj Gibson provided one, too.

11 points. Rose showed why he is the league’s youngest MVP, hitting 11-of-24 shots and finishing with nine assists. It was a big improvement over Game 4 when he needed 32 shots to score 34 points; he was particularly effective down the stretch, attacking the rim.
See ROSE, page 7

Girls Team Rankings (4 Events Scored): Minster 33, Marion Local 28, Versailles 26, Coldwater 24, (tie) New Bremen and Fort Recovery 12, Parkway 10, St. John’s 8, St. Henry 3. Boys Team Rankings (4 Events Scored): Minster 42, Versailles 33.50, Coldwater 23, Parkway 20, New Bremen 12, St. Henry 10, Marion Local 6.50, New Knoxville 6, St. John’s 3. FINALS (10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1): Girls 4x800 Meter Relay: 1. Minster 9:36.41; 2. Coldwater 9:47.99; 3. Versailles 9:54.11; 4. St. John’s 10:36.47; 5. Fort Recovery 10:38.71; 6. Marion Local 10:43.58; 7. St. Henry 11:00.55; 8. New Bremen 11:44.96. Boys 4x800 Meter Relay: 1. Versailles 8:09.16; 2. Minster 8:09.45; 3. St. Henry 8:17.94; 4. Coldwater 8:37.54; 5. Parkway 8:37.93; 6. St. John’s 8:43.26; 7. Marion Local 8:51.74; 8. New Bremen 9:02.95. Boys Discus: 1. R. Will (MI) 143-10; 2. J. Winner (MI) 1419; 3. Rios (C) 129-9; 4. Meyer (NB) 128-4; 5. Ford (P) 126-0; 6. Dapore (V) 123-0; 7. Schemmel (ML) 121-11; 8. Mestemaker (SH) 113-6; ... 14. Payton Curran (SJ) 98-10; 15. Spencer Ginter (SJ) 96-0. Boys High Jump: 1. Pothast (V) 6-0; 2. Bergman (C) 5-10; 3. Webster (NB) 5-8; 4. Mackie (NK) 5-8; 5. Mestemaker (C) 5-8; 6. (tie) Knapschaefer (ML) and Wilker (V)5-8; 8. Dues (MI) 5-8. Girls Long Jump: 1. Kramer (ML) 16-9.50; 2. King (P) 16-3.75; 3. Suchland (NB) 16-0.25; 4. Schmiesing (MI) 15-8; 5. Shimp (V) 15-3; 6. Brunswick (F) 15-0.50; 7. Otting (NB) 14-11.50; 8. Kunk (C) 14-9; ... 13. Emilie Fischbach (SJ) 13-11.50; ... 17. Ally Mohler (SJ) 13-2.75. Boys Long Jump: 1. Collins

(MI) 21-9; 2. Miller (P) 19-9; 3. Barga (V) 19-6.75; 4. Hegemann (MI) 18-11.25; 5. Bevington (P) 18-9.75; 6. Knapke (SH) 18-8.50; 7. Luthman (V) 18-6.75; 8. Mackie (NK) 18-5.50; ... 15. Ben Youngpeter (SJ) 17-05.25; 17. David Lindeman (SJ) 17-0.50. Girls Shot Put: 1. Schulte (ML) 35-4.50; 2. Brandewie (MI) 35-3.75; 3. Schmitz (C) 35-0; 4. Kahlig (F) 34-6; 5, Bruns (V) 33-6.25; 6. Kaiser (NB) 33-2; 7. Long (P) 33-0.50; 8. Tiffany Recker (SJ) 32-9.75; ... 16. Kelsey Britt (SJ) 28-3.50. Girls Pole Vault: 1. Wuebker (MI) 11-0; 2. DeMange (V) 10-6; 3. Kunk (C) 10-0; 4. Hartings (ML) 9-6; 5. Barlage (V) 9-0; 6. Niekamp (C) 9-0; 7. Alicia Ankerman (SJ) 8-6; 8. Niekamp (SH) 8-0. PRELIMINARIES: Top 8 advance (incomplete) - St. John’s Athletes Girls 100 Meter Hurdles: 2. Gabrielle Metzner 16.90; ... 13. Jessica Hammons 19.19. Boys 110 Meter Hurdles: 1. Joe Haggard 15.76. Girls 100 Meter Dash: 5. Madison Burgei 13.84; 6. Samantha Bonifas 13.93. Boys 100 Meter Dash: 2. Evan Burgei 11.82; 3. Tyler Jettinghoff 11.91. Girls 4x100 Meter Relay: 4. St. John’s 53.21. Girls 400 Meter Run: ... 11. Amber Cross 1:12.24; ... 14. Kaylie Youngpeter 1:14.81. Boys 400 Meter Run: ... 10. Mark Boggs 54.99; ... 12. Scott Klausing 55.68. Girls 300 Meter Hurdles: ... 12. Morgan Jostpille 56.00; 13. Jessica Hammons 57.04. Boys 300 Meter Hurdles: 3. Joe Haggard 42.44; 4. AJ Klausing 42.85. Girls 200 Meter Dash: ... 10. Samantha Bonifas 28.84; ... 15. Macy Pier 30.18. Boys 200 Meter Dash: 2. Evan Burgei 23.40; 3. Chris Will 23.70. Girls 4x400 Meter Relay: 8. St. John’s 4:38.25.

See ROUNDUP, page 7

The Associated Press CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS (Best-of-7) Tuesday’s Result Chicago 95, Atlanta 83, Chicago leads series 3-2 Today’s Games Boston at Miami, 7 p.m., Miami leads series 3-1 Memphis at Oklahoma City, 9:30 p.m., series tied 2-2 Thursday’s Game Chicago at Atlanta, 8 p.m.

Bearcat senior soon to be a Spartan

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

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The Associated Press C O N F E R E N C E SEMIFINALS (Best-of-7) Tuesday’s Result Detroit 3, San Jose 1, series tied 3-3 Thursday’s Game Detroit at San Jose, 9 p.m. ———————— CONFERENCE FINALS (Best-of-7) Saturday’s Game Tampa Bay at Boston, 8 p.m. Tuesday’s Game


Tampa Bay at Boston, 8 p.m. Thursday, May 19 Boston at Tampa Bay, 8 p.m. Saturday, May 21 Boston at Tampa Bay, 1:30 p.m. Monday, May 23 x-Tampa Bay at Boston, 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 25 x-Boston at Tampa Bay, 8 p.m. Friday, May 27 x-Tampa Bay at Boston, 8 p.m.

The Associated Press National League East Division W L Pct GB Philadelphia 23 12 .657 — Florida 21 14 .600 2 Atlanta 20 17 .541 4 Washington 17 18 .486 6 New York 16 20 .444 7 1/2 Central Division W L Pct GB St. Louis 21 15 .583 — Cincinnati 20 16 .556 1 Pittsburgh 18 18 .500 3 Milwaukee 16 20 .444 5 Chicago 15 19 .441 5 Houston 13 23 .361 8 West Division W L Pct GB Colorado 19 15 .559 — San Francisco 19 16 .543 1/2 Los Angeles 17 20 .459 3 1/2 Arizona 15 19 .441 4 San Diego 14 22 .389 6 ——— Tuesday’s Results L.A. Dodgers 10, Pittsburgh 3 Florida 2, Philadelphia 1 Washington 7, Atlanta 6 Cincinnati 7, Houston 3 St. Louis 6, Chicago Cubs 4 Milwaukee 8, San Diego 6 N.Y. Mets 4, Colorado 3 San Francisco 1, Arizona 0 Today’s Games San Diego (Stauffer 0-1) at Milwaukee (Wolf 3-3), 1:10 p.m. Cincinnati (Volquez 3-1) at Houston (W.Rodriguez 2-3), 2:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Niese 1-4) at Colorado (Jimenez 0-2), 3:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Kuroda 3-3) at Pittsburgh (Maholm 1-4), 7:05 p.m. Philadelphia (Cl.Lee 2-3) at Florida (Nolasco 3-0), 7:10 p.m. Washington (Lannan 2-4) at Atlanta (Hanson 4-3), 7:10 p.m. St. Louis (Westbrook 2-2) at Chicago Cubs (Garza 1-4), 8:05 p.m. Arizona (Galarraga 3-2) at San Francisco (J.Sanchez 2-2), 10:15 p.m. Thursday’s Games St. Louis at Chicago Cubs, 2:20 p.m. Arizona at San Francisco, 3:45 p.m.


L.A. Dodgers at Pittsburgh, 7:05 p.m. Washington at Atlanta, 7:10 p.m.

---American League East Division W L Pct GB New York 20 13 .606 — Tampa Bay 20 15 .571 1 Boston 17 19 .472 4 1/2 Toronto 16 20 .444 5 1/2 Baltimore 15 19 .441 5 1/2 Central Division W L Pct GB Cleveland 23 11 .676 — Kansas City 18 17 .514 5 1/2 Detroit 19 18 .514 5 1/2 Chicago 14 23 .37810 1/2 Minnesota 12 22 .353 11 West Division W L Pct GB Los Angeles 21 16 .568 — Oakland 19 18 .514 2 2 Texas 19 18 .514 Seattle 16 20 .444 4 1/2 ——— Tuesday’s Results N.Y. Yankees 3, Kansas City 1 Baltimore 7, Seattle 6, 13 innings Cleveland 5, Tampa Bay 4 Toronto 7, Boston 6, 10 innings Texas 7, Oakland 2 Detroit 10, Minnesota 2 L.A. Angels 6, Chicago White Sox 2 Today’s Games Detroit (Coke 1-5) at Minnesota (S.Baker 2-2), 1:10 p.m. Oakland (G.Gonzalez 4-2) at Texas (Harrison 3-4), 2:05 p.m. Kansas City (Mazzaro 0-0) at N.Y. Yankees (A.J.Burnett 4-2), 7:05 p.m. Seattle (F.Hernandez 4-2) at Baltimore (Tillman 1-3), 7:05 p.m. Tampa Bay (Price 4-3) at Cleveland (C.Carrasco 1-1), 7:05 p.m. Boston (Lackey 2-4) at Toronto (Litsch 3-2), 7:07 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Peavy 0-0) at L.A. Angels (Chatwood 2-1), 10:05 p.m. Thursday’s Games Tampa Bay at Cleveland, 12:05 p.m. Kansas City at N.Y. Yankees, 7:05 p.m. Seattle at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m.

SPENCERVILLE — With increased demands on one’s academic time at college, it is tough enough to focus on one sport. Two takes even more concentration and focus. Spencerville senior Levi Krouskop will try to do that difficult duo at the next level as he signed a national letter-of-intent to play football and baseball at Manchester College in North Manchester, Ind., Tuesday. “I really liked the coaches and the people; they remind me of being at home. I really felt comfortable there when I visited,” Krouskop, son of Dwayne and Rita Krouskop, began. “I have a lot of expectations for myself and want someone to push me; I felt they were the ones that were going to do that the best for me. It’s not just about sports, either; it’s academics and myself as a person. “I liked the small campus, too; it felt more comfortable for me. I didn’t really want to go to a big school.” Manchester College is an NCAA Division III school and is a member of the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference. The other two schools he was seriously considering were Bluffton (Continued from Page 6) Atlanta’s Jeff Teague came up big again filling in for the injured Kirk Hinrich, scoring 21 for the third time in this series, but the Hawks came up short in the end. Josh Smith contributed 16 points. Joe Johnson 15, Zaza Pachulia 13 and Al Horford added 12 points and 10 rebounds. The Bulls led by as many as 15 points in the first quarter but trailed 70-69 early in the fourth when they went on a 9-0 run. Rose started it when he drove to his left for a layup, fed Gibson a no-look pass in transition for a 3-point play and added a layup to made it 78-70. Then, midway through the fourth, he drove for a 3-point play that made it 85-76. Fans were screeching “MVP! MVP!” as he buried the free throw; after Atlanta pulled within six, Chicago reeled eight straight to make it 93-79, with six points coming from Gibson. Considering Chicago got 15 points each from Rose and


University and Defiance College before finally settling on the Spartans and coaches Shannon Griffith (football) and Rick Espeset (baseball). “I want to major either in athletic training or physical therapy; I haven’t decided for sure yet,” he continued. “Football, they have talked about me playing either tight end or wingback; in baseball, first base and pitching, which I do here. I started at tight end and linebacker and also punted here for football.” Krouskop was a 3-year letterwinner in football, basketball and baseball for the Bearcats, earning honorable-mention Northwest Conference honors in football this past fall. He is currently batting .375 with 2 home runs, 10 RBIs and has scored 11 runs and sports a 3-1 record as a starting pitcher. “I will play basketball on the intramural level. I actually liked football and baseball better,” he added. “The coach’s exact words to me: ‘enjoy my senior year, get in the weight room and get bigger and stronger.’ They really haven’t sent me anything yet as to their off-season workouts program, so I’ll just do what I can. I know there is an open campus visit in June and then camp opens in August.” One of his head coaches at Spencerville, football coach

Spencerville senior Levi Krouskop, seated, signs a national letter-of-intent Tuesday to attend Manchester College in Indiana and play football and baseball. With him are Spencerville football coach John Zerbe and his parents, Rita and Dwayne Krouskop. John Zerbe, has no doubt Krouskop will succeed at Manchester. “One reason is that he has a great family around him; they care for him and yet they hold him accountable. The second is that he has a great work ethic; he is one of those that is one of the first to get to practice and one of the last to leave,” Zerbe noted. “Finally, he is a great person. He’s a fine student and athlete and he is even better as a person. I think he will be a fine addition to the student body at Manchester.” However, Zerbe knows his player will have some work to do to have a chance to play right away. “Speed and strength will be the biggest adjustments for him, especially in football; speed and quickness are the name of the game right now,” Zerbe added. “Those are things that will take some time to address but with his work ethic and competitive nature, he will get there in time.”

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H & R Block honors Buettner

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H & R Block, Delphos, recently honored manager, Denise Buettner, left, for 20 years of service. JoAn M. Smith, franchise owner, presents her with a gift, plaque and letter of appreciation signed by Honorary Chairman Henry W. Bloch. Employees and their families enjoyed the evening out to end the tax season.

First Financial Bank welcomes Mooney
First Financial Bank is pleased to welcome Michael Mooney as a mortgage loan originator. Mooney will serve the communities of Van Wert, Delphos, Paulding, Bryan and Clyde. “Michael brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to our team, and he looks forward to guiding our clients on their path to home owner-

ship,” said Ed Hensley, First Financial Bank’s director of mortgage lending. Mooney, a resident of Van Wert, has more than 25 years of mortgage lending experience. He is a graduate of the Ohio State University and currently serves as a member of the Van Wert Elks and the Centurions.

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. government and local authorities will soon be able to reach people directly on their cellphones to warn them of imminent danger or alert them about missing children — even in the middle of a widespread emergency that overloads communications systems as happened after the Sept. 11 attacks, officials said Tuesday. The emergency alert system will be used only for critical national messages from the president, information in life-threatening situations and Amber Alerts meant to widen the search for missing or abducted youngsters, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Tuesday. He was accompanied by Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski and Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Craig Fugate. The system, set to launch by the end of the year in New York

BUSINESS Cellphone alert system announced in NYC

Deng in the first half and led by as many as 15, the Hawks were probably glad to be trailing 48-42 at halftime. They kept coming at the Bulls in the third quarter. Things got particularly tense after a 2-handed dunk by Smith cut Chicago’s lead to 61-60 with about 4 minutes left in the period. He hung on the rim and Carlos Boozer gave him a forearm to the face, leading to a retaliatory shove from Smith and technical fouls for both players. Smith gave the Hawks their first lead of the game when he nailed a jumper to make it 64-63 with 1:45 remaining. Deng answered with a jumper and hit two free throws after Horford scored to make it 67-66. Pachulia then hit an 11-footer with 9.8 seconds left before Gibson drove upcourt and fed Ronnie Brewer to give Chicago a 69-68 lead going into the fourth. Then, after a layup by Teague, Rose went off. So did Gibson and the Bulls prevailed.


Jefferson 010 000 0- 152 Kalida 0 1 1 1 4 3 x - 10 9 1 WP: Whitney Smith (2-4); LP: Paige Ricker (0-1). 3B: Amy Smith (K).

(Continued from Page 6) LadyCats whump Jeffcats KALIDA — Kalida spotted Jefferson’s softball team a 1-0 lead in the second inning and then unleashed a steady attack to down the Jeffcats 10-1 in non-league action Tuesday in Kalida. Michelle Jorrey (3 innings, 1 hit, 1 run, 2 walks) started for the LadyCats (6-7), giving way to winner Whitney Smith (2-4; 2 innings, 4 hits) and then to Emily Schnipke (2 IPs, 1 hit, 1 K). Julia Vandemark led the host attack with a 2-hit performance (4 stolen bases), while Amy Smith tripled and knocked in four runs.

---Bulldogs bite Panthers ELIDA — Elida put up a 6 spot in the second inning and went on to a 9-6 non-league baseball win over Paulding Tuesday at Ed Sandy Memorial Field. The Bulldogs improved to 9-13, while the Panthers fall to 7-8.

Ottoville 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 1 2 0 Miller City 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 3 2 WP: Travis Maag; LP: Brent Hermiller. 2B: Cody Dukes (M).

Putnam County League baseball victory over the host Wildcats Tuesday. Maag threw a 3-hitter for the Big Green, fanning five and walking two. Hermiller threw a 2-hitter and whiffed nine but gave up an unearned run in the third.

---Maag outduels Hermiller, Ottoville tops Miller City MILLER CITY — In a classic pitchers’ duel, Ottoville’s Travis Maag outdueled Miller City’s Brent Hermiller as the Big Green grabbed a 1-0

Paulding 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 - 6 5 6 Elida 0 6 0 0 1 2 x - 9 10 4 WP: Adam Von Sossan; LP: Flint. 2B: Mott (P), Mackenzie Hampshire (E), Colin Blymyer (E). 3B: Andrew Clevenger (E). RBIS: Paulding - Maag 2, Mott 2; Elida - Andrew Clevenger 2, Mackenzie Hampshire 1, Colin Blymyer 1, Adam VonSossan 1. MULTIPLE HITS: Paulding - Pease(24); Elida - Adam VonSossan(3-4), Mackenzie Hampshire(2-3), Andrew Clevenger(2-4).

City and Washington, D.C., will spread to most if not all U.S. cellphones in the next few years as people replace their old phones with new devices containing a special chip that will enable them to receive the messages. Every wireless carrier is expected to participate, Genachowski said at a press conference above the World Trade Center site, which was attended by representatives from AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon. While carriers may allow cellphone users to opt out of receiving notifications from local officials and about Amber Alerts, no one will be allowed to opt out of receiving presidential alerts. Even users who turn off the GPS locator technology on their phones will receive the alerts, which will be sent out to all users in range of one or more cellphone towers selected by authorities. Phones that are turned off or aren’t getting any reception won’t receive the messages.

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340 Garage Sales
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510 Farm Equipment
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999 Legals
LEGAL NOTICE The City of Delphos is seeking Requests for Information/ Request for Qualifications (RFI/RFQ ) for an entity to oversee the sale of Solar Renewable Energy Credits. These RFI/RFQ must be re ceived no later than June 1, 2011. SCOPE. The City of Delphos is considering entering into a contract with an entity having experience in selling commodities on the open market. The entity will act as the agent for the city, offering to sell Solar Renewable Energy Credits. Any interested party may obtain the Request for Information/Request for Qualification quotation by contacting Mr. Gregory C. Berquist, Safety Service Director, City of Delphos, 608 N. Canal St., Delphos, OH 45833. You can also obtain a copy on the City website at By order of the Mayor of the City of Delphos, Ohio. Gregory C. Berquist Safety Service Director 5-11-11 5-18-11

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ACROSS 1 Bagel partner 4 Senor’s coin 8 “Nightmare” street 11 Dharma teacher 12 Ms. Lane 13 Weeks per annum? 14 “The Plague” setting 15 Makes wealthy 17 Musical rattles 19 Jungle charger 20 June honoree 21 Chart format 22 Romance, in Paris 25 Dinosaur bone 28 Make an offer 29 Two kings, maybe 31 Iffy attempt 33 Minor mistake 35 Turnstile 37 Aussie bird 38 Joust competitor 40 Clods 42 I knew it! 43 Prohibition 44 Organic acid 47 Many tuxes 51 Shutter 53 Diet spread 54 Stein filler 55 Barn area 56 Daily records 57 Breed of cat 58 Hires a lawyer 59 Couple
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005 Lost & Found
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080 Help Wanted
THE VAN Wert County Veterans Service Com mission is accepting job applications for the position of Van Wert County Veterans Service Officer. Applications can be picked up and returned to the Veterans Service Office located in room 101 of the Van Wert County Courthouse. The Office hours are Monday 8:30am to 5:00pm and Tuesday through Friday 8:30am to 4:00pm. Applicants must be an Honorably Dis charged veteran with administrative experience; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides equivalent knowledge, skills, and abilities. Applicants must also have a good working knowledge of computers and pro grams. Deadline for submitting applications will be on June 1, 2011 TRUCK DRIVER Wanted, 2 yrs. experience, Class A, CDL. Newer equipment, Grain hopper experience preferred. All others considered. Call D K Trucking (419)549-0668.

120 Financial
IS IT A SCAM? The Delphos Herald urges our readers to contact The Better Business Bureau, (419) 223-7010 or 1-800-462-0468, before entering into any agreement involving financing, business opportunities, or work at home opportunities. The BBB will assist in the investigation of these businesses. (This notice provided as a customer service by The Delphos Herald.)

570 Wanted to Rent
RESPONSIBLE PET Owner with excellent references, looking for 2/3 BR house with basement and garage to rent in Delphos, Elida, Ottoville, Ft. Jennings, Columbus Grove area. Call (419)741-7213 or cell: (419)604-6056.

010 Announcements
ADVERTISERS: YOU can place a 25 word classified ad in more than 100 newspapers with over one and a half million total circulation across Ohio for $295. It's place one order and pay with one check through Ohio Scan-Ohio Statewide Classified Advertising Network. The Delphos Herald advertising dept. can set this up for you. No other classified ad buy is simpler or more cost effective. Call 419-695-0015, ext 138.

600 Apts. for Rent
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290 Wanted to Buy

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620 Duplex For Rent
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800 House For Sale
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040 Services
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300 Household Goods
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Putnam County Paul M. Phillips and Karen S. Phillips, S 1 Q SW 34.0 acres, Liberty Township, S 1 Q SW 20.0 acres, Van Buren Township, S 2 Q NW 18.944 acres, Van Buren Township, S 1 Q SW 39.50 acres, Liberty Township, S 1 Q SW .50 acre, Liberty Township, S 2 Q NW 5.006 acres Van Buren Township, to Paul M. Phillips TR and Karen S. Phillips TR. Ronald T. Hoyt LE aka Thomas R. Hoyt LE and Lois M. Hoyt LE, Lot 515, Slausons Ewings Sub, Ottawa, and S 16 Q SE parcel, Ottawa Township, to Lynn Charles Hoyt, Greg Thomas Hoyt, Kendra Mae Kuhlman and Melissa Ann Ellerbrock. Lisa A. Stall, S 2 Q NW 37.314 acres, Riley Township, S 35 Q SW 35.91 acres, Blanchard Township, S 35 Q SE parcel, Blanchard Township, and S 35 Q SE parcel, Blanchard Township, to Lisa A. Stall TR, LAS 2010 Living Trust. Howard C. Schroeder LE and Mary Jeanne Schroeder LE, Lot 868, Columbus Grove, to H & J Schroeder LLC.



Is hypothyroidism linked to high cholesterol?

D E A R D R . DR. PETER J. GOTT GOTT: My cholesterol is very high. I cannot tolerate any of the statins. I’ve been on many and have problems with pain and weakness in my legs. I also have an underactive thyroid, for which I take Synthroid. I have read in different medical books that hypothyroid disease is a cause of high cholesterol. I am trying to eat right (fruits and vegetables, no red meat, low salt and no cheese). I exercise. Is there anything else I can do to help this serious problem? Please help me! DEAR READER: Hypothroidism causes decreased metabolic activity and has been linked with elevated blood levels of cholesterol, and particularly in those people without a previous history of hypercholesterolemia. It is believed if the elevated levels are due to hypothyroidism, an improvement will be noted after hormone treatment is begun. In January 2011, the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) released the results of a survey on the thyroid/cholesterol relation. They reported a new survey found that fewer than half the adults diagnosed with hypercholesterolemia knew whether they had ever even been tested for thyroid disease, despite the well-documented connection between the two conditions. Following diet, thyroid disease is the most common secondary cause of high cholesterol levels. If there is a decrease in the body’s ability to metabolize cholesterol, an excess of cholesterol in the blood may occur. If the thyroid gland is underactive and producing too little thyroid hormone, metabolism slows and can have a direct bearing on the body’s ability to metabolize blood cholesterol. Once treated, symptoms can be relieved and the patient’s quality of life can be improved. The New York Times ran an article about the dilemma on Feb. 21 of this year. In part, the article stressed low thyroid levels being linked with a greater risk for high triglycerides, LDL and total cholesterol levels. It went on to state the treatment of hypothyroidism can significantly reduce cholesterol levels, but research is still mixed on whether mild hypothyroidism is even associated with unhealthy cholesterol levels. It appears to me that routine lab testing -- including thyroid and cholesterol levels -- is critical because from all I read, it appears we commonly fail to test for both conditions; yet once thyroid medication is introduced and a connection is made, things should level off. You are on the right track by modifying your diet and exercising. Avoid processed cold cuts, kielbasa, sausage, fried foods, hot dogs and ham. I’m reluctant to mention eggs, since it appears every other week a new report bashes or endorses eggs as being good for us. Apart from the steps you are taking, over-the-counter remedies might include niacin or supplements containing plant sterols and stanols for helping to lower your cholesterol. Readers who would like related information can order my Health Reports “Thyroid Disorders” and “Understanding Cholesterol” by sending a self-addressed stamped No. 10 envelope and a $2 check or money order for each report to Newsletter, P.O. Box 167, Wickliffe, OH 440920167. Be sure to mention the title(s) or print an order form off my website’s direct link at www. DEAR DR. GOTT: I have two friends who have lost 40 and 50 pounds very quickly on the hCG diet. They swear that it was fairly easy to do. Is it safe? I have heard that it can cause cancer. Please give me the true facts. Thanks. DEAR READER: I previously wrote about the hCG diet in September 2010. You can find my article on my website (www.AskDrGottMD. com/newest-diet-fad-should-be-avoided). HCG is human chorionic gonadotropin, a hormone found in pregnant women. It is currently prescribed by physicians as a fertility treatment. I believe this diet has gained popularity because it appeals to the American mentality of getting what you want without putting in the necessary effort. I also believe that this is not a wholly safe diet; therefore, I cannot condone it. There is the saying “anything worth doing is worth doing right.” That means taking responsibility and making positive changes in eating and exercise habits.

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Neighbor has mental illness

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

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Tomorrow’s Horoscope
By Bernice Bede Osol
Thursday, May 12, 2011 In the year ahead, favorable recognition as well as advancement in your chosen field of endeavor will be slated if you do good work. It behooves you to stay on your toes and knock ‘em dead. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- By doing something to get your mind off of mundane affairs, it could both heighten and brighten your productivity. Squeeze in a recreational outlet if you can. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- If it is difficult for you to gather some important but private information, you should ask indirect questions rather than blunt ones. It might be easier to gather all the facts bit by bit. CANCER (June 21-July 22) -Since imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, you should be pleased rather than upset when others try to emulate your mode of dress or mannerisms. Be a trendsetter. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- If you have a choice between making a profit or making a name for yourself, choose the latter. Self-esteem is far more enduring and has much greater value than silver. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -Don’t hesitate to repeat a previously successful endeavor instead of taking on a new one. Review your entire inventory of past successful undertakings. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -Your instincts about a joint endeavor are right on the money. It would be to the advantage of everybody involved to accede to your inclinations or impulses. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- Big shots will actually have more respect for assertiveness than humility on your part. Use boldness when boldness is called for, and step back only when it is necessary. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- Be sure your objectives are proportionate to your abilities or talent, and success is inevitable. As long as you are certain you don’t overrate or underrate yourself, you’ll be a big hit. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Let the youthfulness within you bubble to the surface. Friends, family and business associates will all find your joyousness contagious, making it a powerful factor of your popularity. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -Some kind of propitious development will prove to be quite beneficial to you. It is likely to be an outside influence such as a friend who opens the door and starts things rolling. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- It’s important to see yourself as an equal or a counterpart when negotiating something big. Deal only from a place of power, not from any feelings of obligation or inferiority. ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Because you possess a bit of the Midas touch, you could easily reap more profits than usual from even your normal sources. Just keep striving to do the best you can.
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Dear Annie: I live in a the little fits they have over small condominium com- ridiculous things are getting munity of 24 units. Two old. Lately, we’ve stopped units down, there is an older communicating, just to see woman who is a hoarder. what will happen. It would She continually has trash be nice to be appreciated for piled up by her front door our efforts. How do we hanand back porch. When you dle this? -- Unappreciated look through her glass slid- in Massachusetts Dear Massachusetts: You ing doors, you can see trash from floor to ceiling. She are at a different point in your piles up garbage on her car, life than Mike and Marty. and it sits there for several What you have in common is days before she takes it to no longer so obvious. We are not sure why you the dumpster. She wish to maintain also has two dogs, a friendship with and we never see people who do not her walking them. seem to appreciate This has been you, but since you going on for the do, try to understand past 15 years. their limitations and The board of accept them as they directors of our are. And if they say condo association something offenhas tried everysive, by all means, thing from calling ask them to stop. the county municDear Annie: ipal department to Annie’s Mailbox You printed a letter notifying animal control. The board has fined I wrote that I signed, “Still her for various misdemean- Here Doing This.” I told you ors, such as not allowing that I was married to a menpest control in her unit and tally ill, emotionally abusive leaving all that trash around, man. I stayed for the children, who now rarely visit. but it makes no difference. I wanted to let you know The woman does not talk to anyone in the community, that I am not “still here” anyand we never see friends more. I finally mustered the or family visit. We are all courage to leave when it was afraid of what that unit looks apparent that my husband like inside. Any suggestions? was only getting worse. I had the police remove him -- Condo Owner Dear Owner: Hoarding from our home, took out a is a form of mental illness, restraining order and filed and this woman likely needs for divorce. I encourage anyprofessional help. Since you one who is married to such can see the trash inside her a person to get out. I have home, as well as outside, it no regrets. The emotional may constitute evidence that and physical abuse needed to her hoarding has created a end. -- Not There Anymore health code violation and the Annie’s Mailbox is writDept. of Health could order her to clean it up. There ten by Kathy Mitchell and may also be a fire hazard, in Marcy Sugar, longtime ediwhich case the condominium tors of the Ann Landers board should notify the fire column. Please e-mail your department. As a last resort, questions to anniesmailthe condo board could sue, or write her. Ask the board to discuss to: Annie’s Mailbox, c/o this problem with their asso- Creators Syndicate, 5777 W. ciation attorney to see what Century Blvd., Ste. 700, Los Angeles, CA 90045. steps can be taken. Dear Annie: My wife and I are friends with “Mike” and “Marty,” who are in their early 20s, a bit younger than we are. Mike and Marty pick fights over the most ridiculous things, and even if you make a good point, they won’t agree. They do things they know will bother or offend us, such as when they make anti-religious comments. They also seem unappreciative of things we have done for them. I helped Mike work on his car and was never thanked for it. We have had them over for dinner more than once and have yet to be told “thank you” or to receive an invite to their place. They sometimes say nice things on Facebook about their other friends, but never about us. I honestly enjoy hanging out with Mike and Marty, but







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10 – The Herald

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Raabe Ford invites you to see the new 2012 Focus
Meets demand of rising gas prices


As fuel prices continue to rise, there has never been a better time to launch the All-New Focus into the fastest growing, most competitive segment in the U.S. The 2012 Ford Focus get up to 40 MPGs and proves that Ford Motor company and Raabe are serious about stylish, fuel efficient and fun to drive small cars. Raabe will be making a big deal about this small car by unveiling the product at this special Premiere Night. Premiere Night attendees also have an opportunity to win a 2012 Ford Focus.


Thursday, May 12 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Refreshments

WHERE: Raabe Ford, Lincoln, Inc. 11260 Elida Rd., Delphos 419-692-0055 800-589-7876
Service/Parts/Bodyshop: M-7:30-8:00, T-F - 7:30-6:00, Sat. - 9:00-2:00 Sat. Service: No Appt. Oil Changes • As time allows per service hours • Sales - M - 8:00-8:00, T-F - 8:00-6:00, Sat. - 9:00-2:30

11260 Elida Rd., Delphos
419-692-0055 800-589-7876