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2011 Toast to the City
Delphos raises a glass
2011 Canal Days Chair Tony Wehri, left, and Mayor Michael Gallmeier lead the toast to the city at Thursday’s annual event. BY NANCY SPENCER firstname.lastname@example.org DELPHOS — Five hundred Delphites raised a glass to the city’s achievements Thursday evening at the 2011 Canal Days Toast to the City. Mayor Michael Gallmeier and Canal Days Chair Tony Wehri led the toast, telling those in the capacity crowd they should be proud to call Delphos home. The Pimpas family, John, Penny Gerdeman and Paula Nakos, brought the Greek flavor for the “Grecian Nights” theme chronicling how they came to Delphos. Their father, Gust Pimpas, traveled back to Greece in 1955 with his mother, who was recently widowed. While riding with his cousin in a horse-drawn wagon, Gust caught a glimpse of his future wife, Joann, on the balcony of her family’s home. It was love at first sight and the pair married on June 19, 1955. “Dad always said he got
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The Pimpas family and friends entertain the Toast crowd with several Greek dances. See more photos on page 12. engaged one week and married the next,” Nakos said. On June 8, 1955, the newlyweds boarded the SS Andrea Doria for the two-week voyage to the United States. A little more than a year later, when approaching the coast of Nantucket, bound for New York City, the Andrea Doria collided with the eastbound MS Stockholm of the Swedish American Line in what became one of history’s most infamous maritime disasters. The couple first settled in Canton and Gust ran a laundromat with his bride putting her sewing skills to use sewing on buttons and mending garments. After the laundromat caught fire and burned to the ground, the pair moved to Waterloo and Gust managed a restaurant. When the eatery closed, he became a truck driver, passing through Delphos three or four times each week and liked what he saw. When a truck stop located just west of Delphos on Lincoln Highway came up for sale, the couple jumped at the opportunity. “They piled us all in the woody station wagon and we drove the three or four hours from Waterloo to Delphos. Dad pulled in to a parking spot near Main and Second streets and said, ‘This is where we’re going to live’,” Nakos said. The Pimpases also operated the Line Up Restaurant on Main Street in Delphos before purchasing TJ’s Pizza on West Fifth Street and the Topp Chalet was born. “We love what we do; we love to cook and we love to celebrate,” Gerdeman said. “We get to do that every day.” Following brief remarks by Canal Commission President Ed Ulrich, who invited everyone to visit the Canal Commission Museum, the Pimpas family led the crowd in several traditional Greek dances before turning the evening over to the On the Beach Band. Today’s events include See TOAST, page 2
The annual Delphos Midget Football Association’s fundraiser will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. Youngsters will go door-to-door selling pies, mashed potatoes and microwave popcorn. All proceeds benefit the association and its players. Partly cloudy Saturday with high in upper 60s. See page 2.
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Latest rains help crops
BY MIKE FORD email@example.com Corn and soybean farmers had been sweltering under the summer sun. July was hot and dry, causing brows to moisten but kernels and pods to suffer. The agriculture community was on red alert but late August and early September rainfall has given some plants a boost — possibly saving yields from being catastrophically bad. “The rain we have had in the last few weeks has surprisingly helped some of the late-maturing corn. We have grain on some of the corn that was looking very poor in August. It isn’t looking nearly as bad as it was but it’s still very immature,” said Van Wert County OSU Extension Educator Dr. Curtis Young. Going forward, farmers want crops to dry out in the field before the first frost. Young hopes to have sunny days and for the first severe overnight dip to hold off until late October. “The first killing frost will damage soybeans if they aren’t dried down or even approaching it. When that frost sets in, it could stop the drying process, depending on where corn is in its development. It could delay harvest and give us green, wet soybeans that account for basi-
“The rain we have had in the last few weeks has surprisingly helped some of the late-maturing corn. We have grain on some of the corn that was looking very poor in August. It isn’t looking nearly as bad as it was but it’s still very immature.”
— Dr. Curtis Young, Van Wert County OSUExtension Educator cally nothing,” Young said. He added that wet grain can attract mold and insect infestation. They must be stored dry, so farmers will likely wait to harvest crops to avoid spending money to artificially dry their grain. “Farmers will want crops to dry down in the fields because they need their grain See CROPS, page 2
Safety key at annual Youth Shoot
BY KIRK DOUGAL Staff writer MIDDLE POINT — There will be games, prizes, food and a lot of fun Saturday at the Van Wert County Outdoorsmen Association’s 5th annual Youth Day. There is also a serious reason for taking kids to the event. “It’s educational and once they get their education, they can build their skills,” Charlie Davis, president of the association, said. “But safety is the key. If we can prevent one firearm accident by kids learning the right way to handle firearm and archery equipment, then it’s all worth it. There’s a lot of fun to be had out there in the shooting sports but it has to be done the right way.” The response to the annual event has been incredible with more than 90 area youth participating in a variety of shooting events last year. Davis pointed out the local business community has also
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shown tremendous support for the project with more than 40 sponsors signing on board, represented with banners at the shooting range. It is their generous sponsorship that allows the Outdoorsmen to put on the event — with all the cost of the equipment, prizes and ammunition — at no cost to the participants. On Saturday, youngsters will have the opportunity to experience firing air rifles, See SAFETY, page 2
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Chiefs Supermarket, Kosta’s Topp Chalet, Joey Fratello’s Pizzaria, Keith’s Landeck Tavern, CABO’s Chick-NHouse, Pizza Hut, Rustic Café and The Fort. Table décor was provided by Celebrations, Elite Weddings, Ivy Hutch Flowers, Touch of Nature, Elite Naturescapes, Flowers on Fifth, Premier Decorating, Silk Florals by Design and Lock Sixteen Catering. Beverages were provided by Heidelberg Distributing Company, Hillside Winery and C&G Distributing. The Canal Days Miami and/or Toast sponsors are Ameriprise Financial, C&G Distributing, Delphos Ace Hardware, Delphos Ambulatory Care, Delphos Herald, Delphos Recreation Center, First Federal Bank, Grothouse Plumbing and Heating, I&K Distributors, Lima News, Maverick Media, Meijer, Optimist Club of Delphos, Raabe Ford, Schwinnen Electric, Sign Pro Imaging, Superior Federal Credit Union, Schrader Realty and The Union Bank Co. At 7:02 p.m. on Tuesday, Delphos police were called to the 800 block of Skinner Street in reference to a unwanted guest at a residence in that area. Upon officers’ arrival, they met with the Brown complainant who advised that Larry Brown Sr., 63, of Delphos
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the fifth annual Battle of the Businesses at 6 p.m. as 24 teams compete for the traveling trophy in games like Baby Obstacle Course, Hut Hut Hike and Smartie Pants. Deuces Wild and Rednecks take the stage at 8 p.m. Saturday starts early with the Optimist Pancake and Sausage Breakfast 7-11:30 a.m., the Pet Parade at 11 a.m., Water Ball at 12:30 p.m., COSI and a kiddie tractor pull for the youngsters in the afternoon, Purse Bingo at 3 p.m., Pig Races at 6 p.m. and Exploit! on the stage at 8 p.m. Sunday kicks off with the 5K at 10 a.m., the parade at 2 p.m. and the Big Ticket Drawing at 6 p.m. The day closes with an old-fashioned tent meeting. The Canal Commission Museum, Delphos Museum of Postal History and Delphos Area Art Guild Gallery will be open throughout the weekend. Restaurants providing the food for the Toast were: Baked to Perfection,
Man arrested for assault on officer
Man arrested on Woman turns warrant for self in on warrant At 9:50 a.m. on Thursday, traffic offense Sonya Foster, 32, of Delphos
At 4 p.m. on Thursday, Delphos police arrested Kail Ilias Guyan, 22, of Delphos in the 300 block of North Main Street on an outstanding arrest warrant issued out of Lima Municipal Court for failing to appear in court on a prior traffic offense. Guyan Guyan was transported to the Delphos Police Department and was later turned over to the Allen County Sheriff’s Department.
was causing a disturbance. Upon speaking with Brown, he became uncooperative with officers and refused to calm down when officers advised him to do so. While refusing to comply with officers’ request to quiet down, Brown assaulted an officer and was placed under arrest for the assault. Brown was transported to the Van Wert County Jail and will appear in Van Wert Municipal Court on the charge.
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at 15 percent moisture for storage. If corn reaches black layer, which forms between the kernel and where it attaches to the cob when the grain reaches maturity, they may look at harvesting in mid or late October,” said Putnam County OSU Extension Educator Glen Arnold.
He went on to say farmers hope corn will reach maturity before the first frost but if it has reached black layer and hasn’t had a chance to dry further, it will be around 32-35 percent moisture. He added that soybeans are finishing their pods and will begin to ripen shortly. Beans, too, are behind schedule this year but will benefit from late summer rainfall. The Delphos Rotary Club would like to thank the many sponsors for their help and support of the summer Concert in the Park series. Thanks to all the organizations that provided concessions before the concerts: St. John’s Band Boosters, the Delphos Museum of Postal History Board of Directors, the Delphos Canal Commission, Upward Basketball/ Cheerleading Program, Trinity United Methodist Church Missions Committee and Cub Scout Pack 42 for making popcorn. Also thanks to the Delphos Parks and Recreation Department for keeping the park area clean and inviting. We are especially grateful to the Hanser family for the pavilion, which is beautifully placed to hold concerts. Most of all, we want to thank everyone who attended and enjoyed the concerts. We’re sure the musicians appreciated your attendance as much as we did. The Delphos Rotary Club
came to the Delphos Police Department and turned herself in for an outstanding warrant for her arrest issued out of Lima Municipal Court on Foster a Lima Police Department case of receiving stolen property. Foster was turned over to the Lima Police Department.
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.22 Rimfire rifles and shotguns on the trap course. Representatives from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources will be on hand with a mobile trailer with self-contained targets. National Rifle Association-certified instructors and range safety officers will instruct kids on proper handling, shooting and safety measures with different types of weapons. The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is free to any child 17 years and younger. However, they must be accompanied by an adult. Participants may come and take part in as many or as few shooting events as they wish, staying all day or leaving when they would like. “They can come and go and fit the schedule into their convenience,” added Davis. “If they only want to shoot a couple of events or if they want to shoot all day, it is up to them.” All children who take part will be given eye and ear protection and will have the opportunity to win some of the dozens of door prizes. Lunch will be provided. For safety purposes, all of the equipment and ammunition for the day will be supplied by the club or by the ODNR. The Youth Day does not count toward Ohio Hunter Safety regulations. However, Davis said the club is attempting to plan for an event in the future that would serve that purpose. The Van Wert County Outdoorsmen has more than 240 members and has served the tricounty for more than 50 years. The shooting range is located at 9065 Ringwald Road, near the Huggy Bear Campground outside Middle Point. The association was formed to promote firearm safety and further the education of future generations of hunters and sportsmen. For more information on the club visit vwoutdoorsmen.info.
At 7:20 p.m. on Tuesday while on routine patrol in the area of Skinner and Erie streets, Delphos police were stopped by a resident in reference to a dog running loose and being aggressive towards other dogs in that area. Officers were able to located the owner of the dog, Cynthia Schaeffer, 39, of Delphos, at which time Schaeffer was cited for allowing a dog to run at large.
Jan. 16, 1981-Sept. 14, 2011 Nathan Askins, 30, of Middle Point, died at 11:40 a.m. Wednesday at Regency Hospital in Sylvania. He was born Jan. 16, 1981, to Barbara (Hummer) Brinkman, who survives in Middle Point. Other survivors include brother Jordan (Sydney Smith) Askins of Delphos; maternal grandmother Marjorie Hummer of Delphos; nephew Matthew Askins; stepfather Kenneth Brinkman; father figure Steven Askins; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and the many who truly loved him. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Betty Doty; his maternal grandfather, Dan Hummer; and stepmaternal grandparents Raymond and Lucille Brinkman. Mr. Askins attended Lincolnview High School and was a member of First Assembly of God. He enjoyed attending wrestling events with his aunt Tara and Jordan; going to movies with his aunt Kristy on Fridays; and spending time with his aunts, Shelly and Melanie. Services begin at 11 a.m. Monday at Harter and Schier Funeral Home, Pastor Dan Eaton officiating. Burial will follow in Walnut Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Memorials are to the family.
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High temperature Thursday in Delphos was 59 degrees, low was 42. High a year ago today was 80, low was 57. Record high for today is 96, set in 1939. Record low is 38, set in 1966.
BELINC, William F., 67, funeral services will be at 5 p.m. on Saturday at Harter and Schier Funeral Home, Pastor Wayne Prater officiating, with military grave rites by the Delphos Veterans Council. WEATHER FORECAST Friends may call from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday at the Tri-county funeral home. Burial will folAssociated Press low at a later date. Preferred TONIGHT: Mostly memorials go to American cloudy. Lows in the mid Lung Association. 40s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 JONES, Thomas W., 98, of mph. Arcadia, Wis., and formerly of SATURDAY: Mostly Fort Wayne, Funeral services cloudy in the morning then begin at 2 p.m. Saturday at becoming partly cloudy. Highs D.O. McComb and Sons Pine in the upper 60s. Northeast Valley Park Funeral Home, winds 5 to 15 mph. 1320 East Dupont Road, Fort SATURDAY NIGHT: Wayne, with visitation starting Mostly clear. Lows in the at noon. Burial will be in Eel mid 40s. East winds 5 to 10 River Cemetery, Fort Wayne. mph. To sign the online guest book, SUNDAY: Mostly sunny. go to www.mccombandsons. Highs in the lower 70s. com. Southeast winds 5 to 15 HOFFMAN, Joanne mph. E., 69, of Delphos, Mass of SUNDAY NIGHT: Mostly cloudy with a chance Christian Burial will begin of showers and a slight chance at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. of a thunderstorm. Lows in John the Evangelist Catholic the mid 50s. Chance of mea- Church, the Rev. Melvin Verhoff officiating. Burial surable rain 40 percent. MONDAY: Mostly cloudy will be in St. Johns cemewith a 40 percent chance of tery. Friends may call from showers and storms. Highs in 2-8 p.m. today at Harter and Schier Funeral Home, where the mid 70s. MONDAY NIGHT: a wake service will be held at Partly cloudy with a 40 per- 7:30 p.m. Memorial contribucent chance of showers and tions may be made to the famthunderstorms. Lows in the ily for funeral expenses. upper 50s.
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COLUMBUS (AP) — A death row inmate scheduled to die next month for slashing a 72-year-old woman’s neck during a robbery that netted the woman’s penny collection deserves mercy because of a horrific childhood, attorneys argued before the Ohio Parole Board on Thursday. Joseph Murphy was beaten, starved and sexually abused growing up in West Virginia, including an instance in which his father allowed a local moonshiner to rape the boy in exchange for a drink, attorneys told the board and argued in a filing presented to the panel. Murphy’s attorneys also said the board should consider the Ohio Supreme Court’s 4-3 decision upholding Murphy’s 1992 death sentence, in which one of the three dissenting judges included then Chief Justice Thomas Moyer. The court’s vote is significant because the high court is rarely divided on death penalty cases, and Moyer, who died last year, was a death penalty supporter who practically always upheld death sentences. Retired Justice Herbert Brown, the only surviving justice to vote against death for Murphy, told the parole board Thursday he had never seen such a tragic background. The state says Murphy should not be spared because he showed no mercy to victim Ruth Predmore in Marion in 1987 and has not shown remorse or personally offered strong reasons why he should be spared. Prosecutors told the board in a filing that Murphy threatened Predmore ahead of time with an extortion note. They also said that, as a boy, Murphy received help from social service agencies in four states. The board will make its recommendation next week to Gov. John Kasich, who has the final say on whether to spare Murphy. The execution is scheduled for Oct. 18.
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Okay, so I’m switching it ing. Angela’s parents have DVDs, not only when I’m COLUMBUS — A up again this month to look troubles of their own, as the feeling nostalgic and want Republican-drawn map of under the cover of a DVD show leaves no characters to reflect on my own time new congressional districts – a television show, to be or their issues out of the in high school (not that it cleared the Ohio House on exact. This is one of my all- equation. was always pleasant but I Thursday despite claims from time favorite programs ever, I love the television learned something) but now most Democrats that the meawhich I know a lot of people drama for multiple reasons. I can watch the plotlines sure was rushed through and have never seen or even It was the first I’d seen that which revolve around the the new boundaries unfairly heard of – My So-Called portrayed life as a teenag- parents and relate to those benefit GOP candidates. Life. in a way I couldn’t all those The proposal passed on a While this television years ago. 56-36 vote. Three Democrats drama was actually on the My So-Called Life tackvoted in support, while five air at one point time, it did les issues such as selfRepublicans voted against it. not last, instead getting lost esteem, high school bulIt now goes to the Republicanin a sea of top-ten sitcoms lying, teenage alcohol use controlled Senate. like Friends and Mad About and overall discovery of New lines are drawn after You. It did, however, develoneself in the formative each census to reflect changes op a cult following and I years. The dialogue is realin population. Because of slow am always delighted beyond istic and honest, something population growth in the last words to discover anoththat made the show criticaldecade, the state’s congreser avid fan of the show. ly stand out when it aired. sional delegation is shrinking Because I have every epiIt was also named in 2007 to 16 from 18. The proposed sode on DVD (and if you as one of Time magazine’s U.S. House districts will affect don’t, luckily we live in “100 Best TV Shows of Ohio congressional politics for the era of Netflix), I have All-TIME.” the next decade. watched these numerous I love Glee, which proMuch of the criticism over times over the years, and vides me with a healthy the map in the Republicanfor me, the plotlines never dose of teenage angst along controlled House came from become irrelevant and the with a few musical numDemocrats, who claimed the episodes never lose any bers. My So-Called Life is proposal was written behind magic. not exactly a comedy; it’s closed doors with little opporThe show revolves much darker than Glee, but tunity for input from them or around 15-year-old Angela er this accurately. I clear- I feel that it was ahead of the public once the map was Chase and her trials and ly identified with Angela its time when it comes to released at a Tuesday hearing. tribulations in high school Chase when it aired from covering timeless issues of State Rep. Lou Blessing, as she navigates the halls 1994-1995, as I happened high school. a Cincinnati Republican, said full of friends, peer pres- to be a sophomore in high Democrats had all summer sure and her school crush, school the same time she Sara Berelsman lives in to come up with their own Jordan Catalano. Viewers was. It was a breath of fresh Delphos with her husband lines and could have offered get to experience Angela’s air; something I could relate and their two daughters. amendments. every thought and worry to. She has an MA in litera“Where is your map?” as Claire Danes provides While I’m obviously ture and leads the book club Blessing asked. “We have a detailed voice-overs along not a teenager anymore, discussions at the Delphos duty to do it. You have a with her impeccable act- I still enjoy watching the Public Library. duty to do it. ... It’s too late for a map now. We’re voting today.” Wishing a Happy 90th Birthday on September 16 to The map would force six incumbents to vie for three seats, leading to face-offs between Republicans Mike Turner and Steve Austria in and Happy 89th WEEK OF SEPT. 19-23 southern Ohio, and Democrats Birthday on Dennis Kucinich and Marcy MONDAY: Roast turkey, October 5 to Kaptur for a district along the sweet potatoes, Broccoli, Lake Erie shore. It would also bread, margarine, applesauce, squeeze Democratic U.S. Rep. coffee and 2% milk. Betty Sutton into the district TUESDAY: Salisbury of Republican Jim Renacci. steak, mashed potatoes, The map includes one disCalifornia-blend vegetables, trict that stretches from Toledo to Cleveland. Another cresdinner roll, margarine, peachIn support of cent-shaped district in cenes, coffee and 2% milk. WORLD RABIES DAY tral Ohio held by Republican WEDNESDAY: Spaghetti September 28th Steve Stivers touches parts of with meat sauce, tossed salad, Delphos Animal Hospital is sponsoring a 13 counties from Appalachia garlic bread, watermelon, cofto Amish country. fee and 2% milk. State Rep. 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Candidates bash stimulus
By STEVE PEOPLES Associated Press MANCHESTER, N.H. — Republican presidential contenders have crisscrossed the nation bashing President Barack Obama’s economic stimulus plans as a colossal waste of taxpayer money. But with an awkward frequency, these same candidates are campaigning at businesses that benefited from the president’s landmark stimulus package. With the cameras rolling, the Republicans celebrate the hard work of local entrepreneurs in places like Pella, Iowa, and Milford, N.H., while later condemning the federal resources that helped those entrepreneurs navigate the economic downturn. The campaign-trail rhetoric has intensified as Obama travels the country to call for a new package of spending and tax cuts to revitalize the nation’s stalled economy. “He came into office and said, ‘Oh I know how to create jobs; I’ll spend billions and billions, trillions of dollars,”’ former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney recently told cheering supporters at the Derryfield Country Club, referring to Obama. “I don’t happen to think Barack Obama’s a bad guy. I just don’t think he’s got a clue.” But Romney himself made at least two campaign appearances this summer with stimulus beneficiaries. There are a half dozen such examples involving several candidates, former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman and Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann, among them. Huntsman last month toured the New Hampshire manufacturer Cirtronics, which received five stimulusrelated contracts worth $3.3 million since 2009, according to data posted by the federal government. A week later, Romney campaigned at the Iowa-based Vermeer Corp., which benefited from nearly $200,000 in stimulus funds. And Tim Pawlenty, before he left the presidential race, made similar visits in each of the two early voting states. This phenomenon has produced negative media attention in isolated cases, but taken together the visits highlight the candidates’ complicated relationships with the $78 billion stimulus program many Republican primary voters hate. The issue also underscores the often hypocritical nature of American politics — politicians usually oppose the other party’s policies, but support the people who benefit from them. The apparent inconsistencies offer opponents — Republicans and Democrats alike — fuel for political attacks. “Every one of these candidates has a potential problem with respect to the stimulus,” said Michael Dennehy, a GOP operative who led Sen. John McCain’s presidential campaign four years ago. Even those Republicans who have not used stimulus
IT WAS NEWS THEN
One Year Ago • During Canal Days visitors to the Delphos Museum of Postal History will have the opportunity to see two very new and different exhibits. This will be the first opportunity for the public to see the new exhibits of the museum and Artfest, presented by the Delphos Area Art Guild. 25 Years Ago — 1986 • The first meeting of the year for the Growing Together Ohio Child Conservation League club was held recently at the home of Anne Hemker, hostess. The club toured the herb garden of Arlene Wegesin of Delphos. She showed the group ways to dry herbs and told how she cooks with herbs. The raffle was won by Anne Hemker. She received an African violet. • A photo was submitted by Leah Hohenbrink of the unloading dock at the tin shop of New Delphos Manufacturing Company, taken in 1941. Standing on the dock were Jim Stegaman, Paul Ernst, Oris Sawmiller and Lily Harpster, an aunt of Leah. Sitting were Kenneth Harpster, Leah’s father and Clarence Rupert. • Fort Jennings golf team defeated Lima Central Catholic 159-162 Monday. Fort Jennings’ Bruce Schroeder and LCC’s W. Bailey took medalist honors with 38s. Runner-up medalist honors went to Fort Jennings golfers Jim Cook and Dan Good with 40s. 50 Years Ago — 1961 • The chapter of Alpha Delta Omega Sorority met Thursday evening in the home of Mrs. Richard Schmelzer on South Jefferson Street with Mrs. James Feathers serving as co-hostess. After the business meeting a discussion was held on Vacation Experiences. Games were enjoyed with prizes going to Mrs. Gene Buettner and Mrs. Carl Mann. • Winners Thursday night at the Delphos Kart Track for single engine were: Don Mesker; slow heat; Don Moore, first, slow feature; Don Mesker, second, slow feature; Bob Van Meter, slow consolation; Glen Snyder, fast heat; Glen Snyder, first fast feature; Bob Swartz, second, fast feature, and Chuck Ardner, fast consolation. • A joint meeting of the Dayton, Cincinnati and Lima Academics of Osteopathic Medicine was held Sept. 14 at the Imperial House Motel at Dayton, with doctors and their wives from this area attending. Attending from Delphos and area were Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Clark of Delphos, Drs. Elmer and Mary Yinger of St. Marys, Dr. and Mrs. R. J. Biery, Dr. and Mrs. Harry M. Elsner, Dr. and Mrs. H. R. Stallbohm and Dr. and Mrs. Howard E. Wisterman, all of Lima. 75 Years Ago — 1936 • The new cement dam at the north end of the lock at the paper mill in the Miami and Erie Canal was threatened Wednesday morning when water completely undermined the obstruction. The dam was built under a WPA project this summer but was not entirely completed because of the lack of money. • The Delphos tennis season has been officially closed. The Junior tennis tournament has been completed under the sponsorship of the Delphos Recreation Association. Ronald Ridenour, South Pierce Street, was declared Junior champion of Delphos when he defeated Junior Gladen in the finals. • Gertrude Brown, representing The Children’s Home Society of Ohio, is coming to Delphos and other Allen County towns soon to discuss child welfare with local citizens and to obtain financial assistance for this dependable childplacing organization – now entering its 44th year of increasing service to dependent boys and girls.
Boehner says he sleeps well, isn’t angry
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner describes himself as “a pretty simple guy” who sleeps well at night and doesn’t get angry despite the frustrations of working with a Democratic president and his own oftenrecalcitrant Republican colleagues. Boehner, answering questions after a speech on jobs at the Economic Club of Washington D.C., also compared his youth, when he grew up with 11 siblings, to his current job. The “chaos,” he said, “is the same thing I deal with every day.” And one benefit of working in his father’s bar in Cincinnati was that “you have to learn to deal with every jackass who walks through the door.” Relaxed and joking, Boehner said he was “happy that I got the job” of Speaker after Republicans captured the House last year, but added that “I’m not having any fun. Somebody show me where the fun is.” He said that while “I’m not leaving anytime soon,” he’d “like to accomplish my mission” and get out. He also said he has no interest in being the vice presidential candidate on the GOP ticket next year. “It’s hard enough for me to go to funerals of people I know, much less people I don’t know.” Boehner said he and President Barack Obama “have a very good relationship” although they come from different worlds and sometimes their conversations are “like two different people from two different planets.” But he said that during his ultimately unsuccessful negotiations with Obama last summer on coming up with a deficit reduction plan, “I slept very well every night and I never worried about the outcome... I’ve done the stress thing before. It doesn’t accomplish anything.” He said dealing with 87 Republican freshmen in the House, many with tea party affiliations, has “not really been a big challenge,” and that there were “some more senior members who, God bless them, no matter what I do it’s not good enough for them.” Speaking of his efforts to get Republicans to go along with the final deficit reduction proposal, he said that “nobody on my staff ever heard me scream. I don’t do anger.” But he said “there were a couple of freshmen, a couple of young whippersnappers, who seemed to have all the answers.” Boehner, a smoker, said he told them that he wasn’t going to open the door until he got their support and “I said I’ve got a week-and-a-half’s-worth of cigarettes in that chest over there. It still took about 45 minutes.” Asked if he ever wanted to be a pro athlete when he was a high school linebacker, Boehner, who ran a plastics and packaging firm in Ohio, said, “I always wanted to be a salesman and that’s what I did.... I thought I was going to do that the rest of my life, but along the way I got involved in my neighborhood homeowners association and I ended up in the U.S. Congress... This could happen to you.”
beneficiaries as campaign props — such as Texas Gov. Rick Perry — may have trouble reconciling campaign rhetoric with their records. Perry once made headlines by refusing $556 million in stimulus funds for his state’s unemployment insurance program. But since February 2009, Texas government agencies and businesses have received more than $17 billion from the recovery act. That’s more than any state in the union but one. And the influx of stimulus funds — some of which Perry used to plug budget holes — came over the same period Texas enjoyed significant job growth, an accomplishment Perry cites at nearly every campaign stop. But he railed against the federal policy in his 2010 book, “Fed Up! Our Fight to Save America From Washington.” “We are fed up with bailout after bailout and stimulus plan after stimulus plan, each one of which tosses principle out the window along with taxpayer money,” he wrote. Bachmann, a conservative firebrand who regularly knocks the federal stimulus, held a recent campaign event at South Carolina’s Trident Technical College, an institution that last year received a stimulus grant to help boost its healthcare education programs. Critics cried hypocrisy, but her record as the representative for Minnesota’s 6th Congressional District raises further questions.
US Supreme Court halts Texas execution
By MICHAEL GRACZYK Associated Press HUNTSVILLE, Texas — The U.S. Supreme Court halted the execution Thursday of a black man convicted of a double murder in Texas 16 years ago after his lawyers contended his sentence was unfair because of a question asked about race during his trial. Duane Buck, 48, was spared from lethal injection when the justices, without extensive comment, said they would review an appeal in his case. Two appeals, both related to a psychologist’s testimony that black people were more likely to commit violence, were before the court. One was granted; the other was denied. Buck was sentenced to death for the fatal shootings of his ex-girlfriend and a man in her apartment in July 1995. Buck’s guilt is not being questioned, but his lawyers say the jury was unfairly influenced and that he should receive a new sentencing hearing. His attorneys appealed to the Supreme Court and Texas Gov. Rick Perry to block the execution, saying a psychologist testified that black people were more likely to commit violence. Buck’s case is one of six convictions that then-Texas Attorney General John Cornyn — a political ally of Perry who is now a Republican U.S. senator — reviewed in 2000 and said needed to be reopened because of the racial reference. In the other five cases, new punishment hearings were held and each convict again was sentenced to die. State attorneys contend Buck’s case was different from the others and that the racial reference was a small part of larger testimony about prison populations. Perry is a capital punishment supporter and as frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination his actions now are coming under closer scrutiny. During his 11 years in office, 235 convicted killers in Texas have been put to death. His office said he has chosen to halt just four executions, including one for a woman who later was executed. The reprieve from the nation’s highest court came nearly two hours into a sixhour window when Buck could have been taken to the death chamber. Texas officials, however, refused to move forward with the punishment while legal issues were pending.
His lawyers called to tell Buck of the reprieve and the inmate was praying in his cell when Texas Department of Criminal Justice spokesman Jason Clark approached. “Praise the Lord!” Buck told Clark. “God is worthy to be praised. God’s mercy triumphs over judgment. “I feel good.” In its one-paragraph decision, the court said it stopped the punishment so it could further look at Buck’s request, known as a writ of certiori. If the court decided against the writ, the justices said the reprieve would be lifted, making Buck eligible for receiving a new execution date. Buck was convicted of gunning down ex-girlfriend Debra Gardner, 32, and Kenneth Butler, 33, outside Houston on July, 30, 1995, a week after Buck and Gardner broke up. A third person, Buck’s stepsister, Phyllis Taylor, also was wounded, though she has since forgiven Buck and sought for his death sentence to be commuted to life in prison. Buck’s attorneys went to the Supreme Court after losing appeals in lower courts. A clemency request to the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles, all of whom are Perry appointees, also failed.
WH wary of Solyndra re-election effects
By MATTHEW DALY Associated Press WASHINGTON — The Obama administration was worried about the financial health of a troubled solar energy company even as officials publicly declared the company in good shape, newly released emails show. An email from a White House budget official to a co-worker discussed the likely effect of a default by Solyndra Inc. on President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign. “The optics of a Solyndra default will be bad,” an official from the Office of Management and Budget wrote in a Jan. 31 email to a senior OMB official. “The timing will likely coincide with the 2012 campaign season heating up.” The email, released by the House Energy and Commerce Committee as part of its investigation into a half-billion dollar federal loan to Solyndra, said the budget official wanted White House budget director Jacob Lew to warn Energy Secretary Steven Chu about the risk posed by Solyndra, which was once the poster child for the Obama administration’s clean energy program but by early this year was teetering on collapse. At the time of the email, the Energy Department was pushing to release an additional $67 million to Solyndra. The Fremont, Calif.-based solar panel maker received a total of $528 million in federal loans before declaring bankruptcy Aug. 31 and laying off 1,100 workers. The Silicon Valley company was the first renewableenergy company to receive a loan guarantee under the stimulus law, and the Obama administration frequently touted Solyndra as a model for its clean energy program. President Barack Obama visited the company’s headquarters last year. Even as Obama declared that “the future is here” during a May 2010 visit to Solyndra, warning signs were being sent from within the government and from outside analysts who questioned the company’s viability as a “going concern.” At least three reports by federal watchdogs over the past two years warned that the Energy Department had not fully developed the controls needed to manage the multibillion-dollar loan program. Emails obtained by The Associated Press show that a White House official dismissed reports about
Solyndra’s gloomy future. An email from Greg Nelson, a White House official who had been involved in the planning of Obama’s May 2010 trip to Solyndra’s headquarters, to a Solyndra executive downplayed a July 2010 news story in a trade publication that criticized the company’s financial health. “Seems B.S.,” Nelson wrote. A 2009 report by the Energy Department’s inspector general warned that the DOE lacked the necessary quality control for the loan guarantee program, which was created in 2005 to support clean-energy projects that could not obtain conventional bank loans due to high risks. In July 2010, the Government Accountability Office said the Energy Department had bypassed required steps for funding awards to five of 10 applicants that received conditional loan guarantees. The report did not publicly identify the companies that were not properly vetted, but congressional investigators say one of them was Solyndra. The company was the first to receive a loan guarantee after the program was expanded under the 2009 stimulus law.
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TODAY 1-4 p.m. — Interfaith Thrift Store is open for shopping. SATURDAY 9-11:30 a.m.— Delphos Project Recycle at Delphos Fuel and Wash. 9 a.m. to noon — Interfaith Thrift Store is open for shopping. St. Vincent DePaul Society, located at the east edge of the St. John’s High School parking lot, is open. 10 a.m to 2 p.m. — Delphos Postal Museum is open. 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 Delphos Municipal Building, 608 N. Canal St. 7:30 p.m. — Jefferson Athletic Boosters meet at the Eagles Lodge, 1600 E. Fifth St. Spencerville village council meets at the mayor’s office. Delphos Eagles Auxiliary meets at the Eagles Lodge, 1600 E. Fifth St. TUESDAY 11:30 a.m. — Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff Street. 1-3 p.m. — Delphos Area Visiting Nurses offer free blood pressure checks at Delphos Discount Drugs. 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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6 – The Herald
Friday, September 16, 2011
Wildcats push away Lady Lancers in NWC Jays hope to grab
By JIM METCALFE email@example.com FORT JENNINGS — Jefferson’s girls soccer team had struggled finishing shots in its first six matches. Not so much Thursday as the Lady Wildcats shot and found the mark on a regular basis, downing Lincolnview 7-2 in Northwest Conference action at Keith Hamel Memorial Field in Fort Jennings. “We’ve been working on the finesse end of the offense, finishing our shots. We’ve been telling the girls the more shots you take, especially ongoal, the better chance you have of scoring,” Jefferson coach Lindsey Drerup explained. “We started off well and controlled a lot of the offense and we kept shooting. It’s nice to see that hard work pay off.” Lancer coach Katrina Smith wasn’t happy with her team’s start. “For some reason, we came out flat and slow. We didn’t come out strong at all,” Smith acknowledged. “We are a little sick and beat-up a little bit and that didn’t help. Plus, with only three girls to sub in, that stuff affects us even more.” The Wildcats (2-5, 1-1 NWC) peppered the goal with 27 shots (33 overall) versus 18 for the Lady Lancers (1-4, 0-2 NWC), with 22 overall. Both teams had good early looks at the goal: the Wildcats a 25-yarder by freshman Kylee Haehn defended by freshman keeper Julia Thatcher (11 saves) and at 32:20 on a 15-yarder from the right wing by senior Megan Golden that was just wide; and two shots just off the mark by Lancer junior Kylee Thatcher (37:17 and 35:20). The Lady ’Cats finally found the mark at 30:10; senior Elizabeth Schosker had an original shot from the right deflected off a defender and eventually, Gilden got a bouncing look that the keeper simply couldn’t come up with for a 1-0 lead. The Red and White continued to attack but couldn’t add a goal, while the Lancers’ shots remained off the mark against Jefferson senior netminder Cassidy Bevington (7 saves). It nearly became 2-0 at 20:25 when Schosker got behind the defense for a 1-on1 from the right wing but J. Thatcher deflected and controlled the orb. The visitors nearly tied it at 19:33 when they had a great chance: K. Thatcher had crossed it to wide-open junior Sarah Harris but her 8-yarder barely went over the crossbar. At 18:04, Jefferson senior Amanda Vorst hit the right post from 14 yards. The Wildcats got a second goal at 16:07 when Schosker got loose behind the defense and her 18-yard blast from the right post slipped through the keeper’s fingers and into the net. The Lancers then seemed to get some momentum but Covington stopped a 17-yarder by junior Haley McAbee and K. Thatcher had a great look behind the defense; with Bevington out to cut off the angle, Thatcher hit the right post from 14 yards. The Lancers did cut their deficit in half at 14:01. Off a nice middle lead pass by sophomore Cassie Hale, freshman Hannah McCleery got behind the defense and Bevington, who came out, and found the right side of the net. They almost tied it at the 13:04 when K. Thatcher got an open look but her shot was just wide right, while at 11:52, McAbee had an in-close shot denied by Bevington. The Wildcats then took over. At 10:27, off a turnover senior Carla Horstman got a look outside the tight post; the keeper leapt at her but her 14-yarder slid by her and into the net for a 3-1 edge. At 7:18, it became 4-1. Off another turnover, Haehn got a strong run to the right wing By JIM METCALFE firstname.lastname@example.org
Jefferson freshman Kylee Haehn is ready to make sure this ball gets into the net as Lincolnview sophomore Lydia Myers is far too late to stop her Thursday evening. Megan Gilden was credited with this goal off a mishandle but Haehn netted a hat trick to lead the Wildcats past the Lancers 7-2.
and unleashed a 15-yarder that got just under the keeper and into the near side of the net. Just five minutes later, it became 5-1, courtesy of a Haehn run down the right side and 12-yarder from the wing that got inside that post. “We’re getting better in a lot of the phases of the game. What I wanted to see was the intensity we showed against Ottoville (the second match) and I saw that tonight,” Drerup added. “We also maintained it. There are always ups and downs in a match but we were more up than down. Overall, we played a good match and that is pleasing.” Smith also saw some things she liked; just not enough. “We had some moments there where we threatened, just missing one wide-open shot and then hitting the bar. That seemed to take the wind out of our sails,” she added. “It’s so easy to let down, especially when you’re trailing most of the time. Unfortunately, that is true for a lot of teams, especially one that is as young and
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new to varsity as we are.” The Wildcats continued to control the ball most of the second half and kept forcing J. Thatcher to come up with saves. They made it 6-1 at 24:04 when Haehn again made a run down the right wide and fired a 14-yarder to the other side, completing her hat trick. The Lancers got within 6-2 at 4:13 when McCleery hooked up with K. Thatcher behind the defense, setting up a 1-on-1 look against junior backup keeper Paige Miller (4 saves, 5 shots) and finding the back of the from in close. Delphos finalized the scoring at 2:18 when junior Jenna Moreo made a long run from midfield to the right wing and her 15-yarder found the left side of the net past sophomore backup keeper Kennedy Mengerink, who replaced J. Thatcher at 7:10 when she was injured. Lincolnview hosts Coldwater 1 p.m. Saturday; Jefferson visits Ada 5 p.m. Monday.
Grove sweeps young Lady Lancers in NWC
By CHARLIE WARNIMONT Sentinel Sports Editor COLUMBUS GROVE — Lincolnview and Columbus Grove have found wins on the volleyball court hard to come by this season. The two teams entered their Northwest Conference tilt with a combined two wins between them. Thursday night, it was the home-standing Bulldogs that would pick up their second win of the season defeating the Lancers in three sets. Being able to run off strings of points against a young Lancer squad, the Bulldogs claimed a 25-14, 25-18, 25-11 win to move to 2-7 on the season and 1-1 in the NWC. The Lancers are 1-4 on the season. Lincolnview opened the night staying with the Bulldogs as they trailed 6-3 early in set one. That’s when the Bulldogs’ offense started to click as they used three straight points and another 4-point run to take a 15-5 lead. Solid team play by the Bulldogs helped them extend that early 3-point lead. “I thought we played very well tonight in all aspects of the game,” Columbus Grove coach Kelly Lepley said. “I thought we served well, we passed well, our setters did a good job and our hitters put the ball on the floor. We have struggled getting out of rotations but tonight it didn’t seem to be too much of a problem. I told our hitters it’s their responsibility to get the ball over the net once it leaves the setter’s hands. They did a nice job. They really stepped up tonight.” The Bulldog coach was concerned how the team’s hitting would be Thursday night as they were playing without sophomore middle hitter Julia Wynn, who did not play because of a foot injury. Wynn’s injury forced the Bulldogs to go with a lineup they had not used before. “We had a little adversity tonight as Julia was unable to go after hurting her foot Tuesday night. We went out there with a lineup we have never used before and the girls really stepped up. I’m proud of the effort they gave tonight,” Lepley said. “They (Lincolnview) are a young team and I didn’t feel they really had a true middle blocker. Our experienced players played through that.” Senior Anna Ricker led the Bulldogs in kills with 14 and added three blocks. Sophomores Sammi Stechschulte and Elizabeth Selhorst also had nice matches up front as did senior Riley Eversole. Lincolnview got a sideout when Ashley McClure collected a kill and the Lancers scored two points before the Bulldogs used a kill by Ricker to get the serve back and run off four straight points for a 21-7 lead. Lincolnview made the final score respectable with a pair of 3-point runs before Grove closed out the first set at 25-14. The second set saw the Lancers take advantage of two Columbus Grove hitting errors for an early 4-2 edge. The Lancers were up 8-6 after an ace by Kelsey Mohr before the Bulldogs scored three straight points to go up 9-8. A McClure kill returned the serve to the Lancers and a pair of Grove hitting errors gave the Lancers a 12-9 lead. Columbus Grove got a sideout and ran off three points, two of them on aces by Stechschulte, as the Bulldogs were back on top 13-12. Lincolnview halted the Bulldog run on a McClure kill before Ricker did the same for Grove. The Bulldogs used their sideout to score three more points that put them in front 17-13. The Lancers were within 19-17 on a block-kill by Jodie Doner before Ricker
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returned the serve to Grove with a kill. Columbus Grove ran off the next four points for a 24-17 lead before closing out the set on a serve into the net by Lincolnview after a sideout. “We have found ourselves in big holes and have had a hard time coming through that,” Lepley added. “We have worked hard in practice to start strong and are working in practice, when we get to practice, to finish strong. I keep telling them don’t wait for the other team to make mistakes because it may not happen. You have to finish it with a kill, block or ace. That’s the way we want to finish games, not waiting on the opponent to make a mistake.” Coming off a big win in set two, the Bulldogs immediately went in front in the third set scoring the first five points. Lincolnview battled back to pull within 10-8. That’s where the comeback ended as Columbus Grove scored six of the next seven points for a 16-9 lead. Columbus Grove went up 24-9 before Lincolnview scored two straight points to trail 24-11. A kill by Riley Eversole ended the match. Nicole Langhals had 20 assists for the Bulldogs in the win and Stechschulte had four aces. Kelli Vorst and Rachel Schumaker both had nine digs. Columbus Grove won the junior varsity match in two sets 25-8, 25-9. Grove entertains St. John’s 10 a.m. Saturday, while Lincolnview hosts Parkway Monday.
(25 rushes, 125 yards, 2 scores; 3 catches, 41 yards), its leading receiver Tanner Calvelage (5 grabs, 112 yards, St. John’s is coming off a 1 score) and signalcaller Mark tough 7-0 victory over Minster Boggs (6-of-14 passing, 71 to open the Midwest Athletic yards) making his second start Conference portion of its foot- on varsity this week. The defense is giving up ball schedule. Head coach Todd Schulte 11.7 points per, with its three linebackers leading hopes to continue where the stop troops: Tyler the Blue Jays left off Jettinghoff (28 solos, tonight as they visit 13 assists), Brent Anna for a 7:30 p.m. Schwinnen (18 and 17) kickoff. and Kyle Neumeier “That was a tough (14 and 15); along game Saturday night; with Logan Looser (8 our defense and special and 13), Garth Lucius teams played well and (7 and 12) and Ryan won that game for us. Densel (9 and 9). It was a pretty physical Looser The Rockets of game, like we’re used head man Bryan Rioch to in the MAC, and we expect another one (tonight),” are hoping to put last week’s Schulte noted of his 1-2 team. 17-0 loss to Coldwater behind “It wasn’t always a pretty them. “We won our first two game but we’ll take a win games but I didn’t any time. Outside of a feel we played all that couple of players, we’re well. Last week, I felt relatively healthy for we did,” Rioch noted. this time of year.” “That is, outside of the Still, he knows what three turnovers. Two of his team is up against them came inside our in the 2-1 Rockets (0-1 red zone and another MAC). inside their red zone; “They do a lot of different things offensiveother than that, we ly. They really want to outgained them. I’m Lucius get the ball to the outside not sure why we didn’t with Cole Ferguson, a play as well against speed guy, but then they run Sidney Lehman — a pretty a lot of counters and spring the fullback up the middle young team — and Fairview when you’re not expecting it,” but my hope is we continue to he explained. “They were fast play well this week. We had last year but they are bigger our best week of practice since up front this year — which two-a-days.” is where most of their vetWith 26 seniors, Rioch erans are — so they have a expects his team to be ready pretty good combination to for the Blue Jays at home. deal with. “They handed it to us pret“Defensively their strength ty good last year but they is in the two tackles — Long were simply the better team. and Nofziger, both all-MAC They are still pretty good to last year — and the middle us, expect they don’t have the linebacker, Mauer. Division I athletes this year,” “We had a good week of Rioch added. “I expect them to practice; we’ve gone back to play a pretty typical St. John’s the basics in our offensive game: well-coached, well-disline, working on our tech- ciplined and very hard. niques, proper steps, all those “For us, we have to make things.” them pass; Boggs is a good They did so to try and spur athlete but he doesn’t seem an offense that is only averag- comfortable in the pocket. ing 9.3 points a game (179.7 Secondly, we have to finish yards), with its leading rusher off drives; when we get inside being senior Jordan Bergfeld the red zone, we must score.”
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Lady Wildcats downed at Ada
By Cort Reynolds Ada Herald writer
the Bulldogs reeled off the next eight points and Ada ended set one on a 14-2 run. Set two was more competiADA – The young and undersized Jefferson volleyball tive, featuring several long ralteam battled hard but was over- lies as the teams battled to a 5-5 matched at Ada in a Northwest tie. The hosts crept ahead 12-7 Conference matchup Thursday before a Rileigh Stockwell kill and Bulldog error got DJ within night. Ada rode balanced hitting, three points. Ada then spurted ahead 18-12 and talgood defense and servlied the final seven ing to a 25-9, 25-13, points to win going 25-13 sweep. The win away. improved the Lady The sophomore Bulldog record to 8-2 Stockwell began set overall and 2-0 in the three with an ace and NWC, while Jefferson Delphos later held fell to 1-7 and 0-2 in its largest lead of the league play with the night at 5-2 after windefeat. ning a long rally when Still, the Wildcat an Ada tip went just head coach saw several Goergens wide. positives in the loss. But the Bulldogs ran off the “I was pleased with the way we played tonight,” said first- next nine points in a row to year DJ varsity mentor Joy seize control. Wildcat freshEarly. “We have been working man Brooke Culp made a fine on our intensity and there was a kill late in the contest, yet Ada big difference in the girls’ atti- closed it out on consecutive Wildcat errors. tudes tonight. Goergens led DJ with five “Our serve reception was good and our passing is getting kills. Ada junior Taylor Willeke better,” she added. Ada jumped ahead 6-0 in led the Bulldogs with 14 kills set one and never looked back. and 13 digs. “All around, we played very Sophomore Katie Goergens recorded the first DJ point on well,” said Ada second-year a kill but Ada continued to aug- coach Brittany Pecora. “Our ment its lead to an 11-5 cush- offense was definitely on tonight and our defense was great.” ion. Jefferson resumes league A pair of good serves by junior Fallon Van Dyke pulled play at perennial power LCC the Wildcats within 11-7. But next Tuesday night.
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Jays shoot down The junior varsity also had Flyers in MAC golf a match, winning 196-233. DELPHOS — St. John’s Medalist was Craig Klausing downed visiting Marion with a 42. Local 162-198 in Midwest St. John’s is in Saturday Athletic Conference boys morning’s (9 a.m. teegolf action Thursday at the off) Delphos Country Club Delphos Country Club. Invitational. Nick Kayser’s 38 led the ---Blue Jays (8-1), along with Second-ranked Redskins Eric Bergfield with a 40, Sean rout Jays Flanagan 41, Cody Kundert ST. HENRY — Second43, Isaac Klausing 45 and ranked St. Henry (Division Cole Fischbach 47. IV) routed St. John’s 25-10, For Marion Local, Danny 25-12, 25-11 in Midwest Liette and Reggie Wender Athletic Conference volleyhad 46s, Dylan Platfoot 52, ball Thursday night in St. Conner Unrast 54, Cameron Henry. Schemmel 55 and Adam (See ROUNDUP page 7) Kremer 56.
Friday, September 16, 2011
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Wildcats hope to keep Mustangs corralled
“Our whole focus this week is on playing four quarters. Jefferson and Allen East The kids bounced back quickly have very similar football teams after last week and we’ve had in 2011: playing mainly under- another good week of practice,” classmen. Lindeman added. “As Both Northwest a coach, you can only Conference units are ask for your players looking to turn around to keep getting betsome early-season forter, to keep working tunes tonight as the hard every day, and Wildcats (1-2, 0-1 NWC) they have. Again, it visit the Mustangs (0-3, just comes down to 0-2 NWC) for a 7:30 putting it together for p.m. kickoff. 48 minutes.” “We have seen cerPlaying nine sophGeorge tain things on tape: like omores in their first a 3-5-3 defense stack 22 has been the biglook; that you don’t see gest obstacle to suca lot. However, it also seems cess for first-year Mustang menthat they have gone back to a tor Abbey. more traditional 5-2 scheme,” “We only have eight seniors Jefferson head man Bub — four that played varsity last Lindeman explained. “They are year and two that didn’t play like us in that they lacked at all last year — and experience coming into only had five starters the season and that has back total; we lost 17 affected the way they positions to graduaplay. They don’t tackle tion,” Abbey noted. well, partly because they “We have played are playing sophomores some pretty good that normally would be teams so far, espeplaying Saturday morncially Bath. We didn’t ings instead of Friday have the intensity I nights. Coach (Mike) had hoped for against Klinger Abbey just has a lot of Columbus Grove and young players to work special teams have let with right now. us down the last two “Offensively, they run a dou- weeks. We have literally gone ble-slot attack that always has a back to basics: 20 minutes per fullback and motions someone practice on that, 20 minutes on into the backfield. That full- tackling, 20 minutes on blockback, Ross Stewart, is a concern ing. Our tackling has been very because he gets a lot of yardage poor and it’s a focus all the way between the tackles; he’s a hard down to the youngest levels.” runner.” He will need bigger perThe Wildcats, coming off a formances out of Stewart (260 37-28 loss to Bluffton to open yards rushing) and two-way the NWC portion, will have to senior leaders like Evan Miller get its usually-stingy defense (OT/LB) and Jake Lawrence in gear to turn things around (C/DT) to stop the Jefferson (24.7 points per outing). Zac attack. Bland leads the troops (18 solos, “They have the two big 10 assists), along with Justin backs, a concern for us with Rode (24 and 3; 3 sacks), Drew their power running. Their line Kortokrax (22 and 5), Quinten is inexperienced but bigger than Wessell (20 and 6), Colin ours and they have improved McConnahea (16 and 6) and their passing game,” Abbey Ross Thompson (16 and 4). The added. “No offense to Jefferson, offense has put up 37 points a though, but our whole effort is night, with Curtis Miller (34 trying to get better ourselves. carries, 252 yards, 8 tallies), We’re still at the point where Wessell (27 for 149), Austin it’s the fundamentals we are Jettinghoff (21-of-32 passing, more concerned with. We have 444 yards, 6 TDs, 1 pick), Tony an idea what they run and such George (7 grabs, 201 yards, 1) but we have to get better in what and Shayn Klinger (6 for 111, we do.” By JIM METCALFE email@example.com 1).
Pirates post shutout of Lady Jays
By CHARLIE WARNIMONT Delphos Herald Correspondent DELPHOS — Defense kept Delphos St. John’s in their non-league girls soccer match with Continental Thursday afternoon at “The Graveyard”. In the end, the Pirates were able to score goals late in each half as Continental walked away with a hard-fought 3-0 win over the Blue Jays. The win improved the Lady Pirates to 7-1 on the season, while the Blue Jays slipped to 2-4. Continental had a 39-15 edge in shots on-goal for the contest. Blue Jay keeper Madison Kreeger and her defensive mates did a good job of stifling the Pirate offense for most of each half until the Pirates were able to score late in each half. The Pirates’ two goals late in the second half helped Continental put a little more breathing room between themselves and the Blue Jays. “We seem to be playing a lot of defense lately,” St. John’s coach John Munoz said. “We are doing very well defensively. We are still struggling to finish (shots) but the girls are working very hard as our possessions and passes are getting better every game. We just have to start finishing.” The two teams traded offensive runs early in the contest before the Pirates dominated play for a long period of time, getting shot after shot on the Blue Jay goal. Their best scoring opportunities came on a pair of direct kick opportunities as Vanessa Koppenhofer sent a shot just wide of the left-side post and Alli Prowant put a shot on-goal that was grabbed by Kreeger. Kreeger also stopped a point-blank shot by Jasmine Pancake. Pancake got a foot on a shot that Kreeger initially knocked down but the Blue Jay goalie stood her ground and grabbed the second attempt. “We had so many shots
Lincolnview 204: Wes Collins 50, Brooks Ludwig 51, Logan Miller 51, Justis Dowdy 52, Jacob Staley 59, Damon Norton 60. ---Crites paces Bearcat boys LIMA — Evan Crites shot a 38 to pace the Spencerville boys golfers to a 178-201 Northwest Conference victory over Ada Thursday at Tamarac. Other Bearcat (13-7, 9-4 NWC) scorers were Dan Gelivera with a 45, Rick Brunswick 46, Kasey Lee 49, Dylan Layman 51 and Chance Campbell 58. Matt Gray’s 42 led the Bulldogs (6-13, 4-9 NWC), along with Slade Downing’s with a 45, Connor English 55, Austin Dysert 59, Alex Nichelson 55 and Allen Jenkins 59. Spencerville is in the DCC Invitational 9 a.m. Saturday in Delphos. ---Tribe garners WBL girls soccer win ELIDA — Shawnee shut out Elida 3-0 Thursday in Western Buckeye League girls soccer action at the Elida Athletic Complex. Emily Wolery had two goals for Shawnee (8-1-0, 4-0-0 WBL) and Kaitlynn Gronas the other as the Tribe outshot their Bulldog foe 8-1. Asher Roberts had an assist. Kaitlyn Morrisey had five saves for Elida and Abby Waddle one for Shawnee. Elida (3-3-1, 1-2-1 WBL) visits St. John’s for a 1 p.m. Saturday start. ---Bath edges ’Dogs in WBL golf LIMA — It wasn’t by much — two strokes — but Bath’s boys golfers edged Elida 177-179 in Western Buckeye League action at Hawthorne Hills Country Club Thursday. Matt Holt and Reed Bok carded 41s for the host Wildcats (3-8), while Eric Jordan had a 47 and Evan Hall and Logan Chandler 48s. Ian Haidle led the Bulldogs
that just went wide, hit a post, or were right at the keeper,” Continental coach Toby Bidlack said. “And we’ve had that at times this year. Hopefully we get that worked out. Their goalie did a real good job of reading angles and getting herself into the right position. A lot of the shots that went right at her was because she was in the right spot as she was moving her feet, especially the first half when we were taking shot after shot and she handled it well. That’s why it was close.” The Blue Jays were able to end a long drought in the shot column when Courtney Grothouse finally took a shot near the 10-minute mark. Pirate goalie Leva Weller grabbed it and kept the contest scoreless. Kreeger got some help from her defense two minutes later when a defender headed a shot attempt over the goal after a Continental player chipped an attempt past her after she came out to play a loose play. Freshman Caitlin Geckle broke up this scoreless match with 5:10 left in the half as she put home a goal off a corner kick. Koppenhofer took the corner kick and played it into the box. Kreeger was unable to control the ball and Geckle was there to knock a shot home. The Pirates had a chance to make it 2-0 a little later as Taylor Williamson got behind the Blue Jay defense, picked up a clearing pass from a Pirate defender and went at Kreeger 1-on-1. She sent her shot just wide of the left post as Continental had a 1-0 halftime lead. Both teams had their chances on goal in the second half but neither team was able to score until the Pirates did with 12:02 left. Kiana Warnement scored the Pirates second goal on a penalty kick after a Blue Jay defender was called for a foul
St. John’s senior Myriah Jackson battles a Continental player for ball possession Thursday at “The Graveyard” pitch at St. John’s. The visiting Pirates grabbed a 3-0 victory.
just inside the box. Warnement sent a shot towards the left side of goal that got past Kreeger. Williamson finished the scoring with 6:20 left when she blasted a shot towards Kreeger after getting past a Delphos defender. Kreeger was able to get her hands on the attempt but was unable to stop it. “The second half, the game was a little more wide open, which we think plays into our hands,” Bidlack added. “That allows us to use our speed and get our players into 1-on1 situations. We got a little stretched out between our forwards and defense but our forwards made a few plays. Taylor’s shot was hit so hard, there the shot just trickled past the keeper. Overall, I thought
The Cougars’ record sits at 4-4-1 after the victory. Just over a minute into the match, Van Wert’s Joey Hurless got the ball and found a hole in the Spartan defense. He took the ball near the goal and shot just past Lima Senior keeper, Nate Biederman, for a goal to give the Cougars a 1-0 lead at the 38:39 mark of the first half. The 28-minute scoring drought was broken when Daniel Thompson found Caleb Markward open in front of the net for another Cougar goal, which made the
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we played well but we will need to play better as we face Miller City Tuesday night.” Munoz felt a slight halftime adjustment in their formation allowed them to get a few more shots on-goal. “We changed our formation a little bit for the second half,” Munoz said. “We tried to move people around and I felt our rotation was better in the second half. We were getting some good runs and looks at the goal but for some reason we just can’t seem to get one in the goal.” Kreeger was credited with 23 saves in the match and Weller had nine saves for the Pirates. St. John’s hosts Elida 1 p.m. Saturday.
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Senior Shelby Reindel led the Lady Blue Jays (3-8, 0-3 MAC) with eight kills, while junior Christie Carder had 10 assists and classmate Katrina Etzkorn 12 digs. St. John’s visits Columbus Grove 10 a.m. (junior varsity start) Saturday. ----Lady Green battles by Wildcats MILLER CITY — Freshman Haley Landwehr connected with senior Lauren Koch for the only goal of the contest Thursday but it was enough to give Ottoville a 1-0 Putnam County League girls soccer triumph over host Miller City. The goal came with 10 minutes left in the match. The Lady Green (7-0, 1-0 PCL) outshot the Lady Wildcats 8-5. They visit Liberty-Benton 5 p.m. Monday. ----Lady Musketeers whitewash Knights CONVOY — The Fort Jennings girls soccer team handed host Crestview a 3-0 loss Thursday at the Crestview Athletic Complex. Macy Schroeder scored two goals — one in each half — and Emily Grone added the other for the Lady Musketeers (4-2), with Kristen Maag and Morgan Schroeder handing out assists. The visitors outshot the Lady Knights (3-3) 15-7, with Kelsey Von Lehmden having six saves and Crestview senior keeper Megan Foster seven. “We controlled the game in the second half and played a very physical Crestview team. We are starting to play and possess the ball better,” Musketeer coach Rodney Wagner noted. Fort Jennings hosts Bath 1 p.m. Saturday; Crestview hosts Ada the same time.
Thunderbirds hand Ottoville boys 1st loss OTTOVILLE — Lima Central Catholic’s boys soccer crew knocked Ottoville out of the ranks of the unbeaten with a 3-1 victory Thursday night at Bob Kaple Memorial Stadium. The Thunderbirds (4-2-1) got goals by Sean Daley, Travis Clark and Nolan Burkholder. Burkholder, Matt McNamara and Daley had assists. The lone Big Green (8-1) goal was scored by Kenny Jackson. The visitors outshot the hosts 8-6, with each keeper (LCC’s Ben Stechschulte and Ottoville’s Austin Markward) saving five. Ottoville visits Ada 5 p.m. Tuesday. ---T-Birds continue winning ways on the links VAN WERT — Lima Central Catholic’s boys golfers handled the 5-team Northwest Conference meet at Hickory Sticks Golf Course Thursday, downing Allen East, Crestview, Lincolnview and Paulding 153-171-195-204-217. The medalist battle went to the Thunderbirds (21-0, 15-0 NWC): Austin Goodridge, Evan Wilker and Timmy Levers each had 38s. Clay Plaugher had a 39 for the Mustangs (16-6, 13-4 NWC). Jared Hallfeldt’s 43 paced the Knights (9-10, 5-7 NWC). Wes Collins was low man for the Lancers (2-24, 1-13). The Panthers fall to 3-19, 2-11 NWC. Lincolnview hosts Jefferson and Crestview 4 p.m. Monday. Team Scores: LCC 153: Austin Goodridge 38, Evan Wilker 38, Timmy Levers 38, Josh Klaus 39, John Kidd 39, Nick Watkin 44. Allen East 171: Clay Plaugher 39, Dylan Mulholland 43, Lucas Hermann 44, Tanner Richardson 45, Tyler Stevens 45, Zack Thomas 60. Crestview 195: Jared Hallfeldt 43, Jake Mengerink 48, Jacob Wortman 52, Derek Bissonette 52, Zack Schaadt 56.
(5-5) with a 43, with Trent Cutlip and Nate Cellar recordings 45s and Mike Lawler a 46. Elida is in the Classic By The Bay 11 a.m. Saturday. --Cougars down Elida volleyballers in 4 VAN WERT — The Van Wert volleyball unit bested Elida 26-24, 25-21, 19-25, 27-25 in Western Buckeye League action Thursday at The Cougars’ Den. Leading Elida (3-4, 1-2 WBL) were Alex Hambleton (34 digs; 3 aces), Katrina Meeks (19 kills), Kelsey Smith (29 assists) and Ally Bader (3 aces). The Cougars host Paulding 10 a.m. Saturday, while Elida brings in Shawnee 5:30 p.m. (JV start) Thursday. ---Pilots fly past LadyCats AYERSVILLE — Kalida traveled to Ayersville in nonleague volleyball action Thursday and fell 314-25, 25-19, 25-13, 25-21 to the Lady Pilots. Leading the LadyCats (5-3) were Kayla Siefker (8 kills), Brandi Merschman (7 kills and 2 aces), Halie Zenz (4 kills and 17 assists.), Haley McIntyre (6 kills) and Amy Smith (3 aces). Kalida hosts Crestview and Antwerp for a tri-match 10 a.m. Saturday. ---Cougar boys tie program record VAN WERT — The Van Wert boys soccer team had an opportunity Thursday to tie the program record for wins in a regular season — four. With a 4-0 win over the Lima Senior Spartans at the Rotary Soccer Complex, they did just that — only halfway through the season.
score 2-0, Van Wert, at the 10:37 mark of the first half. At 4:08, the Cougars struck again as Thompson found Nathan Knodel streaking across the field for a goal, giving Van Wert a 3-0 halftime lead. Van Wert struck one last time with 24 seconds left in the match as Hurless took advantage of a 2-on-1 and found Markward for his second goal of the match. The Cougars return to action 5 p.m. Monday as they host the Bath Wildcats.
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Friday, September 16, 2011
Bill Keller vs. the religious aliens
Less than a year after 9/11, a New York Times columnist stunned the newspaper’s remaining conservative readers by suggesting that both the Vatican and al-Qaida were on the wrong side in the global war against oppression. “The struggle within the church” in recent decades, he argued, is “interesting as part of a larger struggle within the human race, between the forces of tolerance and absolutism. That is a struggle that has given rise to great migrations (including the one that created this country) and great wars (including one we are fighting this moment against a most virulent strain of intolerance).” After all, he noted: “This is ... the church that gave us the Crusades and the Inquisition.” The symbolism of “Is the Pope Catholic?” increased a year later when the self-proclaimed “collapsed Catholic” who wrote the essay was selected as the new executive editor of the Times. Now, shortly before stepping down as editor, Bill Keller has ignited another firestorm with a Times column arguing that religious believers -- especially evangelicals and conservative Catholics -- should face stricter scrutiny when seeking higher office. After all, he noted, if a candidate insists that “space aliens dwell among us,” isn’t it
crucial to know if these beliefs will shape future policies? Yet Keller also claimed: “I honestly don’t care if Mitt Romney wears Mormon undergarments beneath his Gap skinny jeans, or if he believes that the stories of ancient American prophets were engraved on gold tablets and buried in upstate New York, or that Mormonism’s founding prophet practiced polygamy (which was disavowed by the church in 1890). Every faith has its baggage. ... I grew up believing that a priest could turn a bread wafer into the actual flesh of Christ.” What gave this manifesto legs online was his decision to draft tough questions for suspicious believers such as Romney, Rick Perry, Michele Bachmann and Rick Santorum. After all, he argued, voters need to know “if a candidate is going to be a Trojan horse for a sect that believes it has divine instructions on how we should be governed.”
For starters, he said, journalists should ask these candidates if America is a “Christian nation” and what this would mean in practice. And if elected, would they hesitate before naming a Muslim or atheist as a federal judge? Voters also need to know if candidates hold orthodox Darwinian views on evolution. Journalist Anthony Sacramone, who blogs at the journal First Things, was one of many conservatives who immediately turned Keller’s questions inside out. For example, he thought reporters could ask some candidates: “Do you think that anyone who believes in the supernatural is delusional? If so, do you believe they should be treated medically?” Here’s another one: “Do you believe that there is such a thing as life unworthy of life? Explain.” The problem with Keller’s essay, argued Amy Sullivan, author of “The Party Faithful: How and Why Democrats are Closing the God Gap,” is that it settled for aiming tough questions at Republicans, instead of seeking relevant questions sure to probe the beliefs of all candidates. “If a candidate brings up his faith on the campaign trail,” she noted, blogging for Time, “there are two main questions journalists need to ask: (1) Would your religious beliefs have any bearing on the actions you would take in office? And (2) If so, how?”
Another reason Keller’s piece created controversy and hostility was that it contained crucial errors, such as grouping Santorum -- an active Catholic -- with GOP candidates “affiliated with fervid subsets of evangelical Christianity.” It didn’t help, noted Sullivan, that his piece “read like a parody of an outof-touch, secular, Manhattan journalist,” with its references to evangelicals as “mysterious” and “suspect.” It was also easy to contrast the tone of Keller’s broadside with the values he preached in a 2005 letter -- entitled “Assuring Our Credibility” -- that tried to address the concerns of his newspaper’s critics, including many who frequent religious sanctuaries. It is especially important, he concluded, for all members of the Times staff to make a “concerted effort ... to stretch beyond our predominantly urban, culturally liberal orientation, to cover the full range of our national conversation. ... This is important to us not because we want to appease believers or pander to conservatives, but because good journalism entails understanding more than just the neighborhood you grew up in.”
Terry Mattingly is the director of the Washington Journalism Center at the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities and leads the GetReligion.org project to study religion and the news.
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A.C.T.S. NEW TESTAMENT FELLOWSHIP Rev. Linda Wannemacher-Pastor Jaye Wannemacher-Worship Leader Contact: 419-695-3566 Sunday - 7:00 p.m. Bible Study with worship @ ACTS Chapel-8277 German Rd., Delphos Thursday - 7:00 p.m. “For Such A Time As This” All & Non Denominational Tri-County Community Intercessory Prayer Meeting @ Presbyterian Church (Basement), 310 W. 2nd St. Delphos Everyone Welcome. DELPHOS BAPTIST CHURCH Pastor Terry McKissack 302 N Main, Delphos Contact: 419-692-0061 or 419-302-6423 Sunday - 10:00 a.m. Sunday School (All Ages) , 11:00 a.m. Sunday Service, 6:00 p.m Sunday Evening Service Wednesday - 7:00 p.m. Bible Study, Youth Study Nursery available for all services. FIRST UNITED PRESBYTERIAN 310 W. Second St. 419-692-5737 Pastor Harry Tolhurst Sunday: 11:00 Worship Service Everyone Welcome Communion first Sunday of every month. Communion at Van Crest Health Care Center - First Sunday of each month at 2:30 p.m., Nursing Home and assisted living. ST. PETER LUTHERAN CHURCH 422 North Pierce St., Delphos Phone 419-695-2616 Rev. Angela Khabeb Saturday-8:00 a.m. Prayer Breakfast Sunday - 8:45 a.m. Sunday School; 10:00 a.m. Worship Service, 11:00 a.m. Choir practice following worship Wednesday-9:00 a.m. Good Morning, Good Shepherd Meeting; 9:00 a.m. Sewing Day Saturday-8:00 a.m. Prayer Breakfast FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD “Where Jesus is Healing Hurting Hearts!” 808 Metbliss Ave., Delphos One block south of Stadium Park. 419-692-6741 Senior Pastor - Dan Eaton Sunday - 10:30 a.m. - Sunday worship Celebration @10:30am with Kids Chruch & Nursery provided; 6:00 p.m. Youth Ministry at The ROC Wednesday - 7:00 p.m. Prayer Other ministries take place at various times. Check out www.delphosfirstassemblyofgod.com. DELPHOS CHRISTIAN UNION Pastor: Rev. Gary Fish 470 S. Franklin St., (419) 692-9940 9:30 Sunday School 10:30 Sunday morning service. Youth ministry every Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. Children’s ministry every third Saturday from 11 to 1:30. ST. PAUL’S UNITED METHODIST 335 S. Main St. Delphos Pastor - Rev. David Howell Sunday - 9:00 a.m. Worship Service DELPHOS WESLEYAN CHURCH 11720 Delphos Southworth Rd. Delphos - Phone 419-695-1723 Pastor Wayne Prater Sunday - 10:30 a.m. Worship; 9:15 a.m. Sunday School for all ages. Wednesday - 7 p.m. Service and prayer meeting. TRINITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 211 E. Third St., Delphos Rev. David Howell, Pastor Week of Sept. 16, 2011 Sunday - 8:15 a.m. Worship Service/ 9:15 a.m. Sunday school classes for all ages; 9:15 a.m. Walk with God Series; 10:30 a.m. Worship Service; 11:30 a.m. Radio Worship on WDOH, Mustard Seed olunteers Meeting; 2:00 p.m. Canal Days Parade; 6:30 p.m. Walk with God @ Middlepoint UMC Monday - October Newsletter deadline; Office Hours: 8:00-Noon; Tuesday- Office Hours: 8:00-Noon; 3:15 p.m. Walk with God @ Vancrest Asst. Living; 6:00 Weight Watchers Wednesday- Office Hours: 8:00-Noon; 7:00 p.m Chancel Choir Thursday - Office Hours: 8:00-Noon; 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Supper on Us; 6:45 p.m.-7:45 p.m. Walk with God in Parlor Friday - Office Hours: 8:00-Noon; 8:00 a.m. 6:00 p.m. Tender Times Tear Down MARION BAPTIST CHURCH 2998 Defiance Trail, Delphos Pastor Jay Lobach 419-339-6319 Services: Sunday - 11:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.; Wednesday - 7:00 p.m. ST. JOHN’S CATHOLIC CHURCH 331 E. Second St., Delphos 419-695-4050 Rev. Mel Verhoff, Pastor Rev. Jacob Gordon, Asst. Pastor Fred Lisk and Dave Ricker, Deacons Mary Beth Will, Liturgical Coordinator; Mrs. Trina Shultz, Pastoral Associate. Mel Rode, Parish Council President Celebration of the Sacraments Eucharist – Lord’s Day Observance; Saturday 4:30 p.m., Sunday 7:30, 9:15, 11:30 a.m.; Weekdays as announced on Sunday bulletin. Baptism – Celebrated first Sunday of month at 1:30 p.m. Call rectory to schedule Pre-Baptismal instructions. Reconciliation – Tuesday and Friday 7:30-7:50 a.m.; Saturday 3:304:00 p.m. Anytime by request. Matrimony – Arrangements must be made through the rectory six months in advance. Anointing of the Sick – Communal celebration in May and October. Administered upon request.
Spencerville 45887 Rev. Robert King, Pastor Sunday - 9:30 a.m. Sunday school; 10:30 a.m. Worship Service; 7:00 p.m. Evening worship and Teens Alive (grades 7-12). Wednesday - 7:00 p.m. Bible service. Tuesday & Thursday– 7- 9 p.m. Have you ever wanted to preach the “Word of God?” This is your time to do it. Come share your love of Christ with us.
Calvary Youth; 6:45 p.m. Women’s Bible Study; 7:00 p.m. Men’s Bible Study; 7:00 p.m. Cruisine Queens Thursday - 6:30 p.m. Elders Meeting; 6:30 p.m. Gamin’ Gals; SALEM UNITED PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 15240 Main St. Venedocia Rev. Wendy S. Pratt, Pastor Church Phone: 419-667-4142 Sunday - 8:30 a.m. - Adult Bell Choir; 8:45 a.m. Jr. Choir; 9:30 a.m. - Worship; 10:45 a.m. - Sunday school; 6:30 p.m. - Capital Funds Committee. Monday - 6 p.m. Senior Choir. ST. MARY’S CATHOLIC CHURCH 601 Jennings Rd., Van Wert Sunday 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m.; Monday 8:30 a.m.; Tuesday 7 p.m.; Wednesday 8:30 a.m.; Thursday 8:30 a.m. - Communion Service; Friday 8:30 a.m.; Saturday 4 p.m. VAN WERT VICTORY CHURCH OF GOD 10698 US 127S., Van Wert (Next to Tracy’s Auction Service) Darryl Ramey, Lead Pastor Chuck Brantley, Executive Pastor Bryce Cadawallader, Youth & Assimilations Director Sunday - 10:00 am Worship Service & Children’s Ministry www.vanwertvictorychurch.com www.acoolchurch.com 419-232-HOPE
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PENTECOSTAL WAY CHURCH Pastors: Bill Watson Rev. Ronald Defore 1213 Leeson Ave., Van Wert 45891 Phone (419) 238-5813 Head Usher: Ted Kelly 10:00 a.m. - Sunday School 11:10 a.m. - Worship 10:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. - Wednesday Morning Bible Class 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. - Wednesday Evening Prayer Meeting 7:00 p.m. - Wed. Night Bible Study. Thursday - Choir Rehearsal Anchored in Jesus Prayer Line (419) 238-4427 or (419) 232-4379. Emergency - (419) 993-5855
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FAITH MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH Road U, Rushmore Pastor Robert Morrison Sunday – 10 am Church School; 11:00 Church Service; 6:00 p.m. Evening Service Wednesday - 7:00 p.m. Evening Service ST. ANTHONY OF PADUA CATHOLIC CHURCH 512 W. Sycamore, Col. Grove Office 419-659-2263 Fax: 419-659-5202 Father Tom Extejt Masses: Tuesday-Friday - 8:00 a.m.; First Friday of the month - 7 p.m.; Saturday - 4:30 p.m.; Sunday - 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Confessions - Saturday 3:30 p.m., anytime by appointment. CHURCH OF GOD 18906 Rd. 18R, Rimer 419-642-5264 Fax: 419-642-3061 Rev. Mark Walls Sunday 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Worship Service. HOLY FAMILY CATHOLIC CHURCH Rev. Robert DeSloover, Pastor 7359 St. Rt. 109 New Cleveland Saturday Mass - 7:00 p.m. Sunday Mass - 8:30 a.m. IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH Ottoville Rev. John Stites Mass schedule: Saturday - 4 p.m.; Sunday - 10:30 a.m. ST. BARBARA CHURCH 160 Main St., Cloverdale 45827 419-488-2391 Fr. John Stites Mass schedule: Saturday 5:30 p.m., Sunday 8:00 a.m. ST. JOSEPH CATHOLIC CHURCH 135 N. Water St., Ft. Jennings Rev. Joe Przybysz Phone: 419-286-2132 Mass schedule: Saturday 5 p.m.; Sunday 7:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. ST. MICHAEL CHURCH Kalida Fr. Mark Hoying Saturday – 4:30 p.m. Mass. Sunday – 8:00 a.m. & 10:00 a.m. Masses. Weekdays: Masses on Mon., Tues., Wed. and Friday at 8:00 am; Thurs. 7:30 p.m.
ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST CHURCH Landeck - Phone: 419-692-0636 Rev. Mel Verhoff, Pastor Administrative aide: Rita Suever Masses: 8:30 a.m. Sunday. Sacrament of Reconciliation: Saturday. Newcomers register at parish. Marriages: Please call the parish house six months in advance. Baptism: Please call the parish.
TRINITY LUTHERAN 303 S. Adams, Middle Point Rev. Tom Cover Sunday– 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Worship service. GRACE FAMILY CHURCH 634 N. Washington St., Van Wert Pastor: Rev. Ron Prewitt Sunday - 9:15 a.m. Morning worship with Pulpit Supply. KINGSLEY UNITED METHODIST 15482 Mendon Rd., Van Wert Phone: 419-965-2771 Pastor Chuck Glover Sunday School - 9:30 a.m.; Worship - 10:25 a.m. Wednesday - Youth Prayer and Bible Study - 6:30 p.m. Adult Prayer meeting - 7:00 p.m. Choir practice - 8:00 p.m. TRINITY FRIENDS CHURCH 605 N. Franklin St., Van Wert 45891 Ph: (419) 238-2788 Sr. Pastor Stephen Savage Outreach Pastor Neil Hammons Sunday - 8:15 a.m. - Prayer time; 9:00 a.m. Worship, Sunday School, SWAT, Nursery; Single; 10:30 a.m. Worship, Nursery, Children’s Church, Discipleship class; Noon - Lunch Break; 2:00 p.m. Service for men at Van Wert Correctional Fac.; 3:00 p.m. Service for women at Van Wert Correctional Fac., Service at Paulding jail Tuesday - 1:00 p.m. - Share, Care, Prayer Group in Fireside Room; 10-noon - Banquet Table Food Pantry; 6:30 p.m. Quilting Friends in Fellowship Hall; 7 p.m. B.R.E.A.L. Women’s group in Room 108. Wednesday - 6:30 p.m. Small groups, Discipleship Series in sanctuary, Christian Life Club, Nursery, Preschool; 7 p.m. R.O.C.K. Youth; 8 p.m. Worship Team rehearsal. Thursday - 4-5:30 p.m. Banquet Table Food Pantry. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 13887 Jennings Rd., Van Wert Ph. 419-238-0333 Children’s Storyline: 419-238-2201 Email: email@example.com Pastor Steven A. Robinson Sunday– 9:30 a.m. Sunday School for all ages; 10:30 a.m. Family Worship Hour; 6:30 p.m. Evening Bible Hour. Wednesday - 6:30 p.m. Word of Life Student Ministries; 6:45 p.m. AWANA; 7:00 p.m. Prayer and Bible Study.
ST. PATRICK’S CHURCH 500 S. Canal, Spencerville 419-647-6202 Saturday - 4:30 p.m. Reconciliation; 5 p.m. Mass, May 1 - Oct. 30. Sunday 10:30 a.m. Mass. SPENCERVILLE FULL GOSPEL 107 Broadway St., Spencerville Pastor Charles Muter Home Ph. 419-657-6019 Sunday: Morning Services - 10:00 a.m. Evening Services - 7:00 p.m. Wednesday: 7:00 p.m. Worship service. SPENCERVILLE CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE 317 West North St. - 419-296-2561 Pastor Tom Shobe 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Morning Worship; 7:00 p.m. Wednesday Service TRINITY UNITED METHODIST Corner of Fourth & Main, Spencerville Phone 419-647-5321 Rev. Jan Johnson, Pastor Sunday - 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Worship service. UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST Spencerville Rev. Ron Shifley, Pastor Sunday– 9:30 a.m. Church School; 10:30 a.m. Worship Service. AGAPE FELLOWSHIP MINISTRIES 9250 Armstrong Road, Spencerville Pastors Phil & Deb Lee Sunday - 10:00 a.m. Worship service. Wed. - 7:00 p.m. Bible Study HARTFORD CHRISTIAN CHURCH (Independent Fundamental) Rt. 81 and Defiance Trial Rt. 2, Box 11550
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Dear Annie: I am having us immediately told our husan argument with my hus- bands, who had words with band and need an impartial the man. Everyone knows but the unsuspecting wife. opinion. The problem now is that My daughter, 19, has been dating “Thad,” 21, for four six of us can’t stand to be years. Thad recently admitted near the man and feel so that he cheated on her and guilty about keeping this now she is breaking up with secret from his wife. She will him. She discussed it with me certainly feel betrayed by us and then sent him a text mes- when she finds out. What is sage that it was over. He text- our alternative? -- Naive in ed her multiple times, but she the Midwest Dear Naive: There is didn’t respond. He wants to get back together and keeps another possibility -- this man may have calling her, somehad a small stroke times keeping her or may be showup at night arguing ing early signs of about it. dementia. In some Thad walked instances, these over to our house things interfere with and when my keeping one’s inhidaughter said she bitions intact. Tell didn’t want to see his wife that her him, my husband husband’s behavior sent him away. has seemed “off” to My husband then you, and urge her immediately blocked Thad’s Annie’s Mailbox to get him to the doctor. phone numbers Dear Annie: I agree from all of our cellphones and the next day, he blocked with your response to the boy’s mother’s phone “Detroit, Mich.,” who sufnumber, as well. He told my fers from depression. I am younger children to call the an 18-year-old girl and have severe depression and have police if Thad comes over. I told my husband his attempted suicide multiple reaction was extreme and times. I, too, was scared to now he’s furious with me. talk to school counselors, He thinks I’m taking Thad’s friends and family because I side and not protecting our believed they would think I daughter. I think this is her was crazy. It wasn’t until recently that first boyfriend and she needs to know how to break up with I told my parents how I’ve someone -- how to express been feeling. It was hard to her feelings, say it’s over, do, but worth it. I now have hang up a phone and not the support of my parents and answer annoying texts or friends. I receive counseling emails. Thad is not a vio- and am on an antidepressant. lent kid. He’s just hoping You should be able to rely on my daughter will reconsider. the people you love the most. Now my younger children -- Longview, Wash. are afraid they will have to Annie’s Mailbox is written call the cops if he comes by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy over. Sugar, longtime editors of the I don’t think my daugh- Ann Landers column. Please ter is learning anything when e-mail your questions to Daddy takes over. He says I firstname.lastname@example.org, don’t live in the real world. or write to: Annie’s Mailbox, Do you think my husband’s c/o Creators Syndicate, 5777 actions are extreme? -- Want W. Century Blvd., Ste. 700, My Daughter To Be a Los Angeles, CA 90045. Strong Woman Dear Want: Yes. We understand his desire to protect his daughter, but he should not be swooping in to handle the unpleasant parts of her love life. It is her responsibility to tell Thad that it’s over, in person, and with conviction. The choice to block his calls belongs to her. Of course, there is the very rare ex-boyfriend who becomes a stalker and potentially dangerous. If your daughter believes the situation could get violent, she should not see Thad without others present. Daddy should back off and let her grow up. If she needs his help, she will ask for it. Dear Annie: My husband and I are one of four couples in our early 70s who have been friends forever. Recently, one of the men approached the other three women in the group for fun and sex. The three of
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9/11 memorial: Mourners take home rubbings
By SAMANTHA GROSS Associated Press NEW YORK — Nadine Mass’ godfather died just steps from the exit of the World Trade Center. The Port Authority police officer and his captain had been trying to carry a woman in a wheelchair to safety. Since Stephen Huczko Jr.’s death, his family has treasured photographs and memories of their time together. But it wasn’t until this week that they were able to find a tangible symbol of his sacrifice. “This is the first thing we’ve been able to have, to hold,” Mass said, unrolling the crayon rubbing she took of his name at the newly opened 9/11 memorial. “This is our connection, maybe, to what really happened here. ... We can hold it. We can keep it.” The bronze bearing the thousands of names of those killed in the Sept. 11 attacks was specially processed to turn it a somber, matte black. Now, with the public opening of the plaza, those names have been transformed into a rainbow of colors as mourners and those paying their respects have used crayons of every shade to make rubbings of the names of the lost. The etchings have been yellow, orange, blue, purple, green, red and black. Some of them are done in an untidy, childlike scribble, with the name emerging beneath. Others form a neat, exact record — a solid piece of history. Such rubbings have long been a way to record and a way to mourn — a way to reclaim some piece of what has been lost. For decades, visitors have made similar mementos at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in the nation’s capital. And for at least a century, people have taken similar rubbings of gravestones. Jim Brown has no cemetery where he can visit his brotherin-law, firefighter Kevin Bracken. Along with more than
Flood damage estimated at $2B
By HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH Associated Press KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Army Corps of Engineers estimates it will cost more than $2 billion to repair the damage to the nation’s levees, dams and riverbanks caused by this year’s excessive flooding, a sum that dwarfs $150 million it currently has to make such repairs and that doesn’t account for damage from Hurricane Irene or Tropical Storm Lee. Floodwaters that raged down the nation’s rivers this year have strained dams, eroded riverbanks, filled harbors with silt and ripped football field-sized holes in some earthen levees protecting farmland and small towns. The damage estimate, confirmed Thursday to The Associated Press by corps officials, promises to be more significant than with a typical flood in which high water recedes quickly. The estimate does not factor in flood damage caused by Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee, and the corps does not have an estimate of the damage from those storms yet. Along some stretches of the Missouri River, levees have been holding back floodwaters since June 1 as the corps lowered water levels from upstream dams that had filled to overflowing with record runoff from rain and winter snows. That water ultimately proved too much for many levees downstream in states such as Iowa and Missouri. Record high water levels also created havoc along the lower Mississippi from Missouri to Louisiana. “I’m really nervous about it,” Tom Waters, chairman of the Missouri Levee and Drainage District Association, said of the limited resources. “I think the corps is real nervous about it, too.” The Senate is considering a $7 billion emergency disaster relief bill, but only $1.3 billion of that would go to the corps. A competing House bill would allocate $3.7 billion to overall disaster aid, $226 million of it to the corps, although Congress could provide more money in future legislation. Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin said he is working with senators in neighboring states to urge support for the emergency relief. “I have seen firsthand some of the devastation along these rivers and local communities need financial assistance to recover,” Harkin said.
Stepmother gets up to 18 years in girl’s killing
By MITCH WEISS Associated Press NEWTON, N.C. — Staring angrily, Adam Baker confronted his wife in a courtroom Thursday after she admitted to murdering his 10-year-old disabled daughter and scattering her remains in the western reaches of North Carolina. “There are no words to explain the hate I have for you,” he told Elisa Baker, who pleaded guilty to second-degree murder with aggravating factors that included desecrating the body of Zahra Baker, the freckle-faced girl who used a prosthetic leg and hearing aids after a bone cancer fight. Elisa Baker also pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice and to charges unrelated to Zahra’s death, including obtaining property by false pretenses, financial identity fraud and bigamy. She was sentenced to up to 18 years in prison. Elisa Baker sat in the courtroom teary-eyed before making her plea deal with prosecutors. Zahra Baker’s biological mother, Emily Dietrich, traveled from Australia for the proceeding and wept when she heard details of her daughter’s death recounted at the hearing. Dietrich called the 43-year-old defendant “pure evil” and the slaying a “heinous act.” “My only hope now is she (Zahra) is in a place where she never feels pain. ... In a place where she can feel my love,” she said. Superior Court Judge Timothy Kincaid said the crime would haunt the community for years. “What kind of person would take the life of an innocent child?” he said. Adam Baker, who came to the U.S. from Australia with his daughter in 2008 after meeting Elisa online, faces multiple criminal charges of his own, although none are related to his daughter’s death. Standing mere feet from Elisa Baker, he told her she had ruined his life. He also said Zahra had looked up to her stepmother, adding: “I trusted you with the most precious person in my life.” “Zahra will never get to go to high school, never have a real boyfriend, never get married and never have children,” he said. Afterward, he said he wasn’t sure justice was done. “It’s pretty sad when you get less than 20 years for taking a girl’s life,” he said. Elisa Baker’s guilty plea comes nearly a year after Zahra was reported missing from her home in Hickory. Initially, Elisa and Adam Baker told police they believed their daughter had
1,100 others, Bracken’s remains were never identified among the ruins of the twin towers. For his family, this place is the closest they have to a gravesite. Taking a rubbing of Bracken’s name may be the closest they can come to bringing him home. First seeing the memorial, “I felt a little bit of sadness,” said Brown, who lost three relatives in the attacks. But “I felt better now that I’ve seen their names and taken a rubbing.” Mourners often are drawn to objects that represent a connection to the person they lost, said Charlton McIlwain, an American culture professor at New York University who has studied death rituals. “People were looking for something tangible to hold onto, something that has some kind of emotional connection, for them, with their deceased loved one,” he said. The memorial, placed in the footprints of the twin towers, was designed with the rubbings in mind. One earlier version of the design would have included raised names with water flowing over them, but that idea was scrapped after a family member worried it would prevent people from making mementos from their loved ones’ names, said memorial president Joe Daniels. Ultimately, planners chose to create bronze parapets displaying the visual litany of names, the letters cleanly cut out of the bronze, with only light and emptiness beneath. Now the memorial foundation is handing out rolls of white paper, ordered months ago, sized exactly so that visitors can make name rubbings. After testing a number of options, planners selected a black soy wax similar to a crayon that they believed made the clearest impressions, which they’re giving out along with the paper. Eventually, the memorial may charge visitors for a rubbing kit, Daniels said. But for the foreseeable future the materials will be free.
been kidnapped, but that story quickly unraveled as police arrested Elisa and charged her with forging a ransom note. More details about the case — including Elisa’s abuse of Zahra — were revealed during the hearing. Zahra’s death was caused by “undetermined homicidal violence,” medical examiners said in documents. An autopsy was conducted even though authorities hadn’t recovered many bones, most notably the girl’s skull, months after she was reported missing. Several bones showed cutting tool marks consistent with dismemberment. During the hearing, Dietrich and Adam Baker begged Elisa Baker to tell them where the rest of the remains were located. “What I truly want to see is Zahra be given the dignity and respect she deserves,” Dietrich said.
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Friday, September 16, 2011
The 2011 Toast to the City
Clockwise from above: Delphos Canal Commission President Ed Ulrich encourages everyone to visit the Canal and Postal museums in Delphos. Canal Days Queen Pageant Coordinator Kim Ousely, top left, and 2011 Canal Days Queen Chelsea Wellmann, along with members of the queen’s court, front from left, Julia Dickman, Jammie Farler, Brittany Kemper and Amanda Truesdale thank everyone for their support of the pageant. Canal Days Queen contestant Jessica Recker, Canal Days Queen Chelsea Wellmann and Marietta Morris join in the Greek dancing. The Pimpas family, from left, John, Penny Gerdeman and Paula Nakos, recounts how they came to live in Delphos.
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