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Staff writer
County Veteran Services
Officer Keith Harman was
honored by the state on
Tuesday for his more than two
decades of service to the vet-
erans of the county. Harman,
whose last day before retire-
ment is Friday, was given a
special recognition from the
governor by Ohio Department
of Veterans Services Director
Thomas N. Moe.
The certificate reads: In
the name and by the author-
ity of the State of Ohio, John
R. Kasich, governor of Ohio,
officially recognizes Keith
Harman as you retire from
Wednesday, september 28, 2011
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Community 5
Sports 6-8
Business 9
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Partly cloudy
Thursday with
slight chance of
afternoon storms
and 60 percent
chance of showers. High
in upper 60s. See page 2.
Committee sets
poker tourney
The Landeck Community
Playground Committee will
hold a Texas Holdem tourna-
ment beginning at 1 p.m. Oct.
8 at The Depot at 5025 N.
Kill Road, a half-mile north of
Landeck next to D&D Grain.
Tickets are $40 presale
and at the door. Donations
will also be accepted.
Raffle items, refreshments
and food will be available.
For more information, con-
tact Ruthie at 419-235-3544.
All proceeds will benefit the
Landeck community playground.
Boosters offer
chicken BBQ
St. Johns Athletic Boosters
have set the 6th annual
Kick-Off Chicken BBQ for
4:30-6:30 p.m. Oct. 6 at the
Knights of Columbus hall.
The carry-out only dinners
are $7.50 and presale only.
The meal includes
a half chicken, baked
potato, roll and side.
Tickets are available from stu-
dent-athletes, in the high school
office, at the Parish Center and
Delphos Discount Drugs.
Gomer gears up
for annual
Gymanfa Ganu
The Gomer United
Church of Christ will host
the 94th annual Gamanfa
Ganu at 7 p.m. Sunday.
The director will
be Thomas Lloyd of
London, Ohio. Guest solo-
ist will be harpist Nancy
Glick of Findlay.
The church will offer a
chicken barbecue from 5-6:30
p.m. Saturday at the church.
The carry-out-only
meal is $7 and includes a
half chicken, green beans,
applesauce, dinner roll
and homemade cookie.
Waldick talks cyberbullying
more than past generations,
todays educators take bully-
ing seriously. Schools have
policies they may have not
had decades ago and technol-
ogy is making those policies
poignant. Teenagers can now
use social-networking sites,
other online outlets, emails
and text messages to embar-
rass, humiliate, intimidate
and even threaten their peers.
Allen County Prosecutor
Juergen Waldick spoke to
Jefferson High School teach-
ers Tuesday on cyberbully-
ing. In general, boys bully in
a direct and confrontational
manner, while girls are more
verbal. Gossiping, spread-
ing false rumors and making
hateful statements can spread
quickly over the internet.
Waldick says smart phones
bring this form of bullying
into the schools jurisdiction.
This is an extension of
problems weve had forever.
Bullies have a new avenue,
or a new way to pursue bully-
ing thats longer-lasting and
wider-spread. Generally, its
more of a girl thing and it
tends to be more intense on
the internet because people
tend to say things online that
theyd never say in person,
he said.
The internet can be more
anonymous, so its easier to
say mean things to someone
or about them than it is face-
to-face. It might be a nasty
comment or a picture posted
on Facebook or a text mes-
sage. With smart phones, pic-
tures can be taken at school
and posted from there. I think
schools have some responsi-
bility to follow up on that.
Waldick wants parents
to monitor their teenagers
social-networking sites,
if possible, as well as their
cell phone activity. Parental
responsibility and school pol-
icy can encourage bystand-
ers to turn against bullying.
Targets dont always report
being bullied but other stu-
dents usually know about it
and can take a stand if assured
they will not face reprisal.
Waldick said cyberbullies
dont usually cross the line
into credible threats; com-
ments are sometimes veiled
and push the legal envelope.
We dont get too many
credible threats. The issue is
we walk a fine line between
free speech and prohibitive
speech, he said.
I think there will always
be a pecking order but when
it crosses the line into mali-
cious behavior, I think we
need to prevent it and there
needs to be consequences for
Photo submitted
Locals Cindy Metzger, left, Sandy Suever and Sue Apple recently attended the East
Central Division Relay Leadership Summit in Pittsburgh.
Local volunteers attend Relay summit
Staff reports
local volunteers attended
the East Central Division
Relay Leadership Summit
in Pittsburgh this past week-
end. Attending the summit
were Cindy Metzger, chair
of the 2012 Relay For Life
event in Delphos; Sandy
Suever, member of the East
Central Relay Advisory Team
- Leadership Division; and
Sue Apple, member of the
Implementation Team for
East Central Division and
Northwest Ohio.
More than 700 volunteers
and American Cancer Society
staff held the first leader-
ship summit since Ohio and
Pennsylvania joined to create
the East Central Division of
Relay For Life. The Summit
provided an opportunity for
leaders in both states to come
together for two days of
Relay energy, ideas and the
opportunity to network.
The 2012 Relay For Life
event in Delphos will be held
on June 22 and 23. An orga-
nizational meeting for any-
one interested in joining the
committee to plan the 2012
event is scheduled for 6 p.m.
Oct. 4 at St. Peter Lutheran
Church meeting room at 422
N. Pierce St., Delphos.
The 2012 Relay Kickoff
celebration is scheduled for
6 p.m. on Oct. 11 at St. Peter
Lutheran Church. All inter-
ested team captains, team
members, survivors and the
public are urged to attend.
2012 marks the 10th anni-
versary of Relay For Life
in Delphos. New and special
events are being planned to
celebrate this milestone.
Nancy Spencer photo
Jefferson to
crown 2011
Queen Friday
Jefferson High School will
name its 2011 Homecoming
Queen prior to Fridays
football game against
Crestview at Stadium Park.
The Homecoming Court
includes, front from left,
freshman Trevor Dudgeon,
sophomores Tyler Mox
and Ross Thompson and
freshman Gaige Rassman;
row two, freshman Jenna
Gilden, sophomores Hannah
Sensibaugh and Dena Frye
and freshman Brooke Culp;
row three, junior Destiny
Thompson; queen can-
didates seniors Elizabeth
Schosker, Megan Gilden
and Hayley Drerup; and
junior Sydney Drerup; and
back, seniors Justin Rode,
Darren Edinger and Kellen
Elwer and junior Colin
McConnahea. Junior Nick
Gallmeier is absent due to a
golf meet. Princess is Aubree
Bayman and Prince is Troy
See WALDICK page 10
See HARMAN page 10
Veteran Services Officer
Harman honored by state
Ohio Dept. of Veteran Services Director Thomas N. Moe,
left, honors County Veteran Services Officer Keith Harman
for his service.
Times Bulletin photo
Jays selling tickets
Tickets for the St. Johns
at Versailles football game
Friday (7:30 p.m. kickoff)
are on sale at St. Johns
High School during normal
office hours ( 8 a.m. To 3
p.m.) today and Thursday
and 8 a.m. to noon Friday.
Adult tickets are $6 each;
student tickets are $4 each.
All tickets will be
$6 at the gate.
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Balyeats Coffee Shop
133 E. Main St. Van Wert Ph. 419-238-1580
Closed Mondays
Allen County Refuse provides
garbage and recycle collection in
The Allen County portion of
Delphos is collected on Thurs-
days, with residents placing
garbage containers on the curb
Wednesday evening.
The Van Wert County portion
of Delphos is collected on Friday,
with residents placing garbage
containers at the curb on Thurs-
day evening.
Recycle is collected this
Thursday and Friday. Recycle
containers should also be placed
at the curb.
If a holiday falls during the
week, collection is pushed back
a day. For example, the week of
Memorial Day, collection in Allen
County will be Friday and in Van
Wert County it will be Saturday.
Big item collection is held
from 8 a.m.-noon the first Sat-
urday of each month in the
parking lot across from the city
building. Participants need to
show proof of residency like a
city utility bill.
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Jones case will go
to judge, not jury
By eD GeBert
staff writer
Wert man accused of kill-
ing his own grandmother has
waived his right to a jury trial
and will try his case to court.
As a result of the request,
the trial against 37-year-
old Shawn M. Jones will be
heard by Van Wert County
Common Pleas Court Judge
Charles D. Steele beginning
on Oct. 17.
Jones has pleaded both
not guilty and not guilty by
reason of insanity to murder
in connection with the stran-
gulation death of 83-year-old
Edna LaRue in her Sunrise
Ct. home on Oct. 1, 2010.
Two separate evaluations of
Jones taken earlier this year
have ruled him competent to
stand trial.
The reason for the peti-
tion by Jones and his attor-
ney Scott Gordon is unclear.
Jones could still change his
mind and again request a jury
trial if he desires. Steele has
presided over several hear-
ings in which not only was
Jones ruled competent, but
also at a hearing in which
a videotaped confession by
Jones was ruled admissible
in court.
At a July competency hear-
ing, Steele told Jones, Your
attorney has indicated that at
this point there is no evidence
to present on the issue of
insanity, and in fact, the State
of Ohio has evidence which
states that you are sane.
The case has been delayed
due to Gordons request for
separate DNA testing for the
defense. The jury trial date
was eventually set for Oct.
17, and with the switch to a
trial to court, the date was
not changed. In Mondays
five-minute hearing, most of
the time in court was spent
with Jones conferring with
his attorney.
Jones was arrested just six
hours after LaRues body was
discovered. Van Wert County
Coroner Scott Jarvis stated
that LaRue died due to liga-
ture strangulation.
In the video recording of a
police interview with Jones,
he told the police detectives
that he was hired to babysit
his grandmother, but that
he wanted to leave to go to
a church dinner in order to
meet someone who owed him
money. He and LaRue argued
about Jones leaving the home,
and eventually he admitted
that he just lost it.
The police investigation
accused Jones of picking
up LaRue from behind by
the neck and throwing her
down more than once. She
was dragged with Jones belt,
struck multiple times and
eventually had an electrical
cord tied around her throat.
Jones told the detectives that
his grandmother was still
alive when he left the house,
but that he was too scared to
call help for her.
According to Jones con-
fession, when he returned to
the house he was met by his
mother who was upset he
had left LaRue alone. Jones
mother was the first to enter
the house and discover the
body in a hallway with the
cord tied around the neck
and a belt lying underneath
LaRues remains.
ruth L. Ayers
Cole Fischbachs head
shot was inadvertently sub-
stituted for nick Kaysers in
Mondays Herald, page 7.
John A. Bohnlein
May 16, 1919-sept. 25, 2011
Ruth L. Ayers, 92, passed
away peacefully at Mennonite
Memorial Home in Bluffton.
Ruth was born May 16,
1919 on the family farm near
Pandora, to Ezra and Etta
Davidson Amstutz.
She married Wilbur Ayers
in 1945 and he passed away
in 1999.
She is survived by their
children, Keith (Rebecca)
Ayers of Houston, Texas,
Marilyn (Tom) Beerman of
Worthington and John (Cheryl)
Ayers of E. Greenwich, R.I.;
five grandchildren, Kevin
Ayers, League City, Texas,
Andrew Beerman, Park City,
Utah, Jennifer Bonnice,
Oregon, Ohio, Bradley Ayers,
Warwick, R.I., Brian Ayers,
Ligonier, Penn.; and 10 great-
grandchildren; her sister,
Marcile Henkener of Dublin;
sister-in-law, Mary Amstutz
of Bluffton; and 10 nieces and
She was preceded in death
by brothers Ray and Fred
Amstutz; and granddaughter
Deborah Blount.
Mrs. Ayers taught home
economics at Jefferson High
School for more than 20 years.
She and her husband raised
their family in Delphos and in
1998, moved to Maple Crest
Senior Living Communities in
Bluffton, where she remained
until recently.
Graveside services will
begin at 9:30 a.m. Saturday
at Walnut Grove Cemetery.
Following burial, a memorial
service will be held at 11 a.m.
at the First Mennonite Church
in Bluffton.
Friends may call from 6-8
p.m. Friday at Chiles-Laman
Funeral and Cremation
Services, Bluffton.
Memorial contribu-
tions may be made to First
Mennonite Church.
A girl, Annika Grace, was
born Sept. 20 at Riverside
Methodist Hospital in
Columbus to Rigoberto and
Karen (Hayson) Juarez.
She was welcomed by her
brother, Andrew Miguel.
Grandparents are Dan and
Barb Smith, Randy Hayson,
Jose Juarez Torres and the late
Margarita Flores Barquin.
Great-grandparents are
Elmer and Rosie Fortener,
Juana Barquin Rosas, Lena
Hayson and the late Jim
st. ritAs
A boy was born Sept. 23 to
Charles and Marie Purdy II of
A boy was born Sept. 23
to Shelby Revolt and Dustin
Moneer of Spencerville.
A boy was born Sept. 23 to
David and Cassandra Clark of
Middle Point.
A boy was born Sept. 22
to Zach and Jenna Strayer of
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Associated Press
toniGHt: Cloudy with a
30 percent chance of showers
in the evening. Then mostly
cloudy after midnight. Lows
around 50. Southwest winds 5
to 10 mph.
tHUrsDAY: Partly
cloudy in the morning. Then
mostly cloudy with showers
likely and a slight chance of a
thunderstorm in the afternoon.
Highs in the upper 60s. West
winds 5 to 15 mph. Chance of
rain 60 percent.
tHUrsDAY niGHt:
Becoming partly cloudy. A
20 percent chance of showers.
Lows in the upper 40s. West
winds 10 to 20 mph.
FriDAY: Mostly cloudy
with a 50 percent chance of
showers. Cooler. Highs in the
mid 50s. Northwest winds 15
to 20 mph.
FriDAY niGHt: Partly
cloudy. A 30 percent chance
of showers in the evening.
Patchy frost after midnight.
Lows in the upper 30s.
sAtUrDAY, sAtUr-
DAY niGHt: Mostly clear.
Highs in the mid 50s. Lows in
the upper 30s.
A Delphos teen was cited
for failure to yield after stop-
ping following a two-vehicle
crash at 4 p.m. Friday at the
intersection of East Third and
North Pierce streets.
Coletta Schimmoeller, 85,
of Cloverdale, was traveling
westbound on Third Street and
stopped for at the four-way
stop at Pierce Street. A vehi-
cle driven by Andrew Etgen,
18, of Delphos was traveling
southbound on Pierce Street
and also stopped at the four-
way stop. According to the
police report, Schimmoeller
proceeded through the inter-
section first and her vehicle
was struck by the Etgen vehi-
No one was injured and
both vehicles were driven
from the scene.
May 11, 1921-sept. 27, 2011
Babette O. Mack, 90, of
St. Marys and formerly of
Spencerville, died at 1:35 a.m.
Tuesday at Joint Township
District Memorial Hospital in
St. Marys.
She was born May 11, 1921,
in Philadelphia to William and
Gretchen (Rammel) Brown,
who preceded her in death.
She was raised in New Jersey
by her grandparents, George
and Hedwig Rammel, who
also preceded her in death.
On June 2, 1946, she mar-
ried Ray H. Mack, who died
May 23, 2008.
Services will begin at
10:30 a.m. Friday at Thomas
E. Bayliff Funeral Home, the
Rev. Vince Lavieri officiating.
Burial will be in Spencerville
Friends may call from 4 to
8 p.m. Thursday and one hour
prior to services Friday at the
funeral home, where a VFW
Auxiliary service will be held
at 8 p.m. Thursday.
Memorial contributions
may be made to the American
Red Cross or the American
Cancer Society.
High temperature Tuesday
in Delphos was 65 degrees,
low was 48. Rainfall was
recorded at .20 inch. High a
year ago today was 58, low
was 57. Record high for today
is 89, set in 1959. Record low
is 30, set in 1942.
Delphos weather
Teen cited after
Babette o. Mack
These Ohio lotteries were
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nester, Cynthia A.,
54, of Elida, Services begin
at 5 p.m. today at Harter
and Schier Funeral Home.
Burial will be at a later
date. Friends may call from
2-5 p.m. today at the funer-
al home. Memorials are to
Good Samaritan Hospital in
Cincinnati or the American
Cancer Society.
June 17, 1920
sept. 10, 2011
John A. Bohnlein, 91, of
Kentucky, recipient of the
Bronze Star for Bravery in
World War II, died at 8:15
a.m. Sept. 10 in the chapel at
St. Aloysius Catholic Church
in Pewee Valley, Ky.
He was born June 17, 1920,
in Landeck to John and Mary
He married Beatrice
Bonifas, who survives in
Crestwood, Ky.
Mass of Christian buri-
al will begin at 10:30 a.m.
Saturday at St. John the Baptist
Catholic Church in Landeck,
the Rev. Melvin Verhoff offi-
Memorial contributions
are to Hosparus (Hospice
of Louisville) or St. Judes
Childrens Research Hospital.
Two men from Indiana are
facing felony drug charges
after Ohio State Highway
Patrol troopers seized 45
pounds of marijuana, valued
at nearly $102,000, follow-
ing a traffic stop in Allen
Troopers stopped a 2010
Dodge Charger for a speed
violation on Central Avenue
in the city of Lima, at approx-
imately 4:10 p.m., Monday,
September 26. Criminal indi-
cators were detected and a
probable cause search of the
vehicle revealed 45 pounds of
marijuana located in a duffle
bag in the trunk.
The driver, Anthony J.
Williams, 30, and passenger,
Jerome A. Woods, 22, were
charged with drug abuse and
trafficking in drugs, both sec-
ond-degree felonies.
Both suspects were incar-
cerated in the Allen County
Jail. If convicted, they face up
to 16 years in prison and up to
a $30,000 fine.
Patrol seizes 45 pounds of
marijuana in Allen County
Delphos Firemens
Assoc. 300 Club
Sept. 22 Grace Morris
The public is invited
to one of 260 free Green
Energy Ohio Tours and
network with people using
renewable energy, energy
efficiency and green design
Sunday at Vantage Career
Center in Van Wert.
A presentation about
the upcoming Adult
Education Alternative
Energy Academy and wind
turbine information from
an Iberdrola Renewables
representative will begin
at 1:30 p.m. Following
the presentations, guests
will be given county maps
for self-guided tours with
highlighted routes for the
best viewing of the wind
turbines in Van Wert and
Paulding counties.
Fifty-one counties are
represented in this years
tour as are an incredibly-
diverse array of renewable
energies. According to the
Ohio Energy Resources
Division, a majority of
sites on this tour have cre-
ated 764 jobs and retained
an additional 1146 jobs.
The Green Energy
Ohio Tour tour features
not only solar but tour
sites with wind, energy
efficiency, biomass and
other green energy tech-
nologies. This free state-
wide event on Saturday
and Sunday provides the
unique opportunity for
people to visit hundreds of
open house sites and talk
with owners living and
working with clean ener-
gy technologies, including
solar electric (202), solar
thermal (47), wind (35),
geothermal (40), passive
solar (37), LEED (17),
Energy Star (12), Biomass
(15), and energy efficient
features (74).
Learn how friends and
neighbors are combating
rising energy costs, slash-
ing utility bills, utilizing
incentives and tax credits.
Learn about opportunities
for all Ohioans to invest in
a brighter, cleaner future
by joining Green Energy
Ohio during the 9th Annual
Green Energy Ohio Tour
Saturday and Sunday.
In its 11th year, GEO
is a nonprofit organiza-
tion promoting economi-
cally and environmentally
sustainable energy policies
and practices in Ohio. GEO
is the Ohio Chapter of the
American Solar Energy
Society (ASES) and spon-
sors conferences, work-
shops, workforce training
and assesses potential for
wind turbine sites across
the state. In addition to
hundreds of volunteers,
GEO has a membership
of over 600, including
110 corporate members.
The quarterly, full-color
Green Energy Ohio News
Magazine chronicles
the growing clean ener-
gy industry across the
Buckeye State.
For more informa-
tion, contact Bill Spratley
or Sarah Straley at 614-
985-6131; WSpratley@ or Sarah@
GreenEnergyOhi o. org.
At Vantage, contact Pete
Prichard at 419-238-5411,
ext. 114, or prichard.p@
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$15 Saturday
$6 Sunday
$25 Weekend Pass
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Wagon Rides
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Friday: 5p-11p Saturday: 12p-11p
Sunday: 11a-2p w/Church Service
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* Eddie Hill & the
Flatfoot Ramblers
* Chari ty Moore &
the Big Ugly Boys
*Kentucky Border
Fri. Sep. 30
9 a.m. - Noon
Delphos Discount Drugs
Tue. Oct. 4
1 3 p.m.
Trinity United Methodist,
Thu. Oct. 6
9 a.m. - Noon
Delphos Discount Drugs
Wed. Oct. 12
5 8 p.m.
Delphos VFW
Fri. Oct. 14
Noon - 3 p.m.
Delphos Discount Drugs
Mon. Oct. 17
Noon - 3 p.m.
Canal Pharmacy,
Mon. Oct. 17
5 7 p.m.
Immanuel United
Methodist, Elida
Tue. Oct. 18
Noon 3 p.m.
Delphos Chamber
Wed. Oct. 19
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
K of C, Delphos
Fri. Oct. 21
10 a.m. - Noon
US Bank, Delphos
Sat. Oct. 22
8:30 -10:30 a.m.
Gomer United
Church of Christ
Wed. Oct. 26
1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Ft. Jennings
Community Health Professionals
of Delphos - 602 E. Fifth St., 419-695-1999
No Charge with Medicare Part B
All others age 18+: $30
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Wednesday, September 28, 2011 The Herald 3
The YWCA of Van
Wert will offer a one-
night Personal Protection
for Women class from 6-8
p.m. on Oct. 12 as part of
the National YWCA Week
Without Violence.
The class is provided by
the Van Wert Self Defense
Team and 540 Martial
This class is designed to
teach women how to avoid
dangerous situations and
what they should do when
faced with an unavoid-
able, unsafe circumstances.
Class participants will gain
confidence, knowledge,
and the skills to protect
themselves in this hands-
on program. Topics cov-
ered will include situation
avoidance and prevention,
self-defense, and impro-
vised defense tools.
Class instructors
include Rick Busch and
Ed Klausing. Busch is a
black belt in Tae Kwon Do
with 28 years of experi-
ence, including 22 years
experience teaching mar-
tial arts, self-defense, and
rape prevention classes and
seminars. Klausing is a 3rd
degree black belt and also
has experience in teaching
various martial arts.
Participants should be
women and girls ages 13
and older and should wear
loose-fitting comfortable
Pre-register by calling
the YWCA at 419-238-
According to the
Department of Justice, one
in five teenagers and young
women have been a victim
of some form of dating vio-
lence and almost 189,000
victims of sexual assault
and rape annually.
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nationwide annual cam-
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to violence in our homes,
schools, workplaces and
communities. A grassroots
initiative when it began in
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ing women, men and chil-
dren in hundreds of commu-
nities in the United States
and in countries around the
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contact Program Director
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provided maps to visit open house sites and talk to residents
living and working with clean energy technologies.
New abortion
rules for minors
clear Senate
Bronze Arnold
could grace
Ohios capital
Sinkholes near
Ohio mine sites
prompt monitoring
considers another
bid for governor
2 arrested in slaying of
woman found near tracks
Ohio Senate has approved a
bill that contains new require-
ments before a minor can be
allowed to have an abortion
without her parents agreeing
to it.
Under the bill, a judge
considering whether to let a
girl bypass the states paren-
tal consent requirement would
have to ask if she understands
the physical and emotional
impacts of having an abor-
tion. The judge also must ask
the girl if she was coached
on how to answer such ques-
The Senate passed the mea-
sure Tuesday on a 23-8 vote.
The House has passed the
bill, but must OK the Senates
changes before the measure
goes to the governor.
Supporters say the legisla-
tion is needed to rein in judges
who frequently give approval,
though opponents contend its
about trying to score political
9-foot, 580-pound bronze
statue of actor and former-
California Gov. Arnold
Schwarzenegger could find
itself in Ohios capital city
next March.
The owner of the Oregon
foundry casting the sculpture
tells The Columbus Dispatch
a statue is slated for Columbus
and could be ready for the
Arnold Sports Festival, which
is scheduled for March 1-4.
The festival was co-found-
ed by Schwarzenegger and
central Ohio business Jim
Lorimer as a one-day body-
building competition, eventu-
ally expanding to four days
and multiple sports.
Schwarzenegger had com-
missioned Timothy Parks of
TW Bronze to cast at least two
and as many as seven
bronze statues of the former
The first statue was com-
pleted in early September and
depicts Schwarzenegger in
briefs and flexing.
series of apparent sinkholes
is causing concern in north-
ern Ohios Ottawa County,
where crews mined gypsum
rock underground near Lake
Erie decades ago.
A district official with
the Ohio Department of
Transportation says several sites
above those old, mostly flooded
mines now have depressions
resembling bomb craters.
The Blade in Toledo
reports the state is taking steps
to prevent such sinkholes
from becoming a hazard for
drivers on state Route 2 near
Gypsum. The state plans to
install cables beneath part of
the roadway that will carry an
electronic signal and monitor
for shifts in the ground.
Transportation officials
also hope to fill in some
mine tunnels that run beneath
Route 2. Work on the project
is expected to start by the end
of the year.
Former Democratic Gov. Ted
Strickland says hes not ruling
out a bid to return that job.
He lost to Republican
Gov. John Kasich last year.
The 70-year-old Strickland
acknowledged to The Plain
Dealer on Tuesday that hes
considering another run for
He was in Cleveland to
appear at a luncheon for the
American Constitution Society
for Law and Policy, a liberal
organization. During his speech,
the 70-year-old Strickland
criticized Kasich and other
Republicans for supporting a
new law that limits collective
bargaining for public workers.
He also criticized an overhaul
of state election laws.
The Associated Press
men were arrested Tuesday on
aggravated murder charges in
the fatal stabbing of a woman
whose body was found near
railroad tracks in southwest
Ohio, police said.
Jamie L. Shaffer, 21, and
Joshua J. Sellers, 26, both of
Miamisburg, were arrested
in the death of 20-year-old
Lisa Spinks. Spinks body
was found Sunday along train
tracks in Miamisburg, which
is about 35 miles northeast of
A CSX train crew reported
the body. Police believe that
Spinks corpse was struck by
at least one train, Miamisburg
Capt. Ron Hess said.
Both Shaffer and Sellers
were arrested on one count
each of aggravated murder
while committing kidnapping,
aggravated murder with prior
calculation or design, kidnap-
ping, tampering with evidence,
gross abuse of a corpse and
possession of criminal tools,
Hess said.
Court records did not list an
attorney for either man. Bond
for each was set at $1 million,
and they were being held at
the Montgomery County jail in
Dayton, Hess said.
The charges were filed
in municipal court, and a
Montgomery County grand
jury was expected to review the
case within 10 days, Hess said.
He would not comment on a
possible motive, saying police
are still investigating.
We believe her body was
placed on the tracks and hit by
one, maybe two trains some-
time late Saturday night or
early Sunday morning, Hess
Ohio changes welfare program
to avoid federal fine
Ohio is changing its wel-
fare program to avoid $136
million in federal fines
after missing benchmarks
for how many participants
are working or pursuing
The fines were levied
for Ohios failure to meet
a requirement that at least
half of families drawing
benefits were employed or
seeking work.
Ohio has missed that
mark since 2007, and
fines have not yet been
assessed for 2010. Gov.
John Kasich ordered the
changes which are
designed to put Ohio
back in compliance with
the federal mandate
Monday, ahead of a
Thursday deadline.
If Ohio stays in compli-
ance, it will not have to pay
the millions in fines.
The changes include
a separate Ohio-run wel-
fare program using state
The Ohio Works Now
program will provide a
small additional TANF
(Temporary Assistance for
Needy Families welfare
program) benefit of $10
per month to working fam-
ilies with children, Ohio
Department of Jobs and
Family Services spokes-
man Ben Johnson said.
The extra benefit would
be in place for one year,
cost the state $7 million and
count the families receiv-
ing it in Ohios work par-
ticipation pool. Working
families who have fallen
on hard times, but are still
working, qualify, Johnson
People receiving wel-
fare will now also be
required to complete a
self-sufficiency assess-
ment which measures
things like skills in job-
related activities and previ-
ous employment before
receiving their first check.
Previously, the assessment
was taken after benefits
had started.
That will help counties
better find work for people
drawing money from the
state, Johnson said.
A number of other tech-
nical changes were made
to help the state better
keep track of people who
are receiving benefits, but
not working, in order to
help them find jobs, he
It is federal law, but
it is larger than that. The
program is designed to get
people back to work and
become self-sufficient,
Johnson said.
A great truth is a truth whose opposite is also a truth.
Thomas Mann, German writer (1875-1955).
4 The Herald Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Moderately confused
One Year Ago
Spencerville held its first-ever Park Festival Friday
through Sunday at Spencer Township Park. The three-day
event included a kiddie tractor pull, golf outing, 5K run,
OSU Tailgate Party, Family Movie Night, inflatable games,
corn hole tournament and more.
25 Years Ago 1986
Lightning crackled, thunder rumbled and the rains came
down to cause the cancellation of homecoming festivities
at the Jefferson game Friday evening with Upper Scioto
Valley. Despite the inclement weather, the Wildcats electri-
fied the many hardy fans willing to brave the elements with
a 44-point second quarter outburst and beat the Rams 46-0.
Ottoville varsity and reserve cheerleaders attending
Cheerleading Camp at Ohio State University, Columbus.
In competition they received seven superior ribbons and
one excellent. They also received the spirit stick award.
Cheerleaders are Sherri Bendele, Sandy Hohlbein, Mary
Kay Wannemacher, Christy Horstman, Janet Bruns,
Tina Shilling, Jodi Niedecken, Becky Swint and Shelly
The start of the St. Johns-Delta football game was
delayed for 75 minutes by heavy rain, lightning and high
winds, but once the weather became more cooperative,
Delta stormed to a 36-6 rout of Blue Jays Friday at Delta.
St. Johns averted a shutout when Randy Stemen scored
from three yards out with 40 seconds to play.
50 Years Ago 1961
An initiation dinner and installation services were held
at NuMaudes Restaurant recently for newly organized Psi
Chapter of Alpha Delta Omega National Sorority. Members
were registered by Mrs. Richard Prichard and Donna
Keck, and other members assisting with arrangements
were Rowena Huffman, Mrs. Robert Laipply, Mrs. Robert
Thomas, Mrs. Richard Edwards, Mrs. Edward Johnson and
Alice Bell.
Tuesday, the city of Cincinnati caught up with the space
age when the Reds won a share of the 1961 flag by coming
from behind to beat the Chicago Cubs, 6-3 and hours later
actually clinched it when Pittsburgh shut out second-place
Los Angeles Dodgers, 8-0, in the second game of a double-
A number of plans for the coming year were made
at the regular meeting of the Delphos Junior Chamber of
Commerce Monday night. The local organization will be
represented at the state meeting in Columbus on Sept. 30
and Oct. 1 by Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Backus, Mr. and Mrs.
Dick Schlagbaum, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Mesker and Mr. and
Mrs. Jim Dray.
75 Years Ago 1936
Three Delphos business men are claiming the honors
for taking the last swim of the 1936 season. F. P. Linder,
S. A. Smith and W. S. Diller took the final plunge at Fort
Brown Sunday afternoon. The three went to that place for
an afternoon of fishing but decided that it would be a good
time to show up the local aquatic stars.
Delphos Kiwanians were anticipating a most pleas-
ant evening at the Beckman Hotel Tuesday night when
the 15th anniversary of the organization of the local club
was to be celebrated. An exceptionally interesting program
was arranged for the occasion. Heading this would be the
Thomas Brothers, radio stars and members of a Major
Bowes company.
Dale Miller of Delphos, was been named as vice-
chairman of the Van Wert County Democratic Veterans
Club. H. Harold Hail of Van Wert, was named chairman.
Other officers were Perry Beach of Ohio City, secretary,
and James Bell of Convoy, treasurer.
(AP) New Jersey Gov.
Chris Christie has reaffirmed
to supporters that he isnt run-
ning for president, even as
a speech he delivered at the
Ronald Regan Presidential
Library was likely to stoke
fresh speculation about his
White House ambitions.
The Republican gover-
nor warned that the nations
credibility abroad was being
damaged by troubles at home.
He charged that an indecisive
White House has deepened the
nations economic pain, and
he accused President Barack
Obama of preparing to divide
the country to win re-election
next year.
Christie later said in a
question-and-answer session
that he was flattered by sug-
gestions he run in 2012, but
he added, that reason has to
reside inside me.
He urged a capacity audi-
ence of about 900 that includ-
ed former first lady Nancy
Reagan to look at the website
Politico, which had pieced
together a long string of video
clips of him saying hes not
a candidate for the White
Those are the answers,
he told the crowd.
In his speech, Christie
didnt spare Congress as he
delivered a scathing indict-
ment of Beltway politics. He
said the failure to compromise,
along with Obamas lack of
leadership, had set the country
dangerously off course.
In Washington we drift
from conflict to conflict, with
little or no resolution. We
watch a president who once
talked about the courage of his
convictions, but still has yet
found the courage to lead,
Christie said.
We watch a Congress
at war with itself because
they are unwilling to leave
campaign-style politics at the
Capitols door. The result
is a debt-ceiling limitation
debate that made our democ-
racy appear as if we could
no longer effectively govern
ourselves, he said.
Christies appearance came
during a three-day national
trip in which the governor is
raising money for Republicans
and networking with party
With a reputation as a
blunt-talking budget-cutter,
the Reagan stage gave Christie
the opportunity to extend his
influence in a party that views
him as a rising star.
Christie, the first Republican
elected New Jersey gover-
nor since 1997, repeatedly
contrasted Reagans leader-
ship skills with the dysfunc-
tion in Washington. Obama
has positioned himself as a
compromiser and deal-maker,
but Christie cited his work
in Trenton as the successful
model, saying leadership and
compromise is the only way
you reform New Jerseys pen-
sion and health benefits sys-
He mocked Obama as a
bystander in the Oval Office
who was preparing to divide
the nation along economic
lines to win another four years
in Washington, apparently
alluding to the presidents
jobs bill, which proposes
that wealthy Americans and
big corporations pay more in
Obama is telling those
who are scared and struggling
that the only way their lives
can get better is to dimin-
ish the success of others,
Christie said.
Christie says he
isnt running
Associated Press
crisis averted, on to the next.
The day after Congress
managed to avoid a govern-
ment shutdown again
Republicans and Democrats
stared ahead Tuesday at
major fights over spending
that underscore a deep divide
thats sure to define the fast-
approaching national elec-
Monday night, lawmak-
ers had postponed their dis-
pute over whether billions for
disaster aid must be paid for
with cuts elsewhere in the
budget, finessing a pact to
keep the government operat-
But tea party-driven
Republicans are still insisting
on significant spending cuts
this fall, with some arguing
that a hard-fought congres-
sional agreement this summer
to fund the government at
$1.043 trillion in 2012 was
too generous. Democrats,
many of whom complained
of too many concessions
and reductions in this years
showdowns, are furiously
trying to protect government
The next skirmish will be
over how and where to spend
the new years budget, with
a Nov. 18 deadline for that
legislation. President Barack
Obamas $447 billion jobs
proposal that would cut pay-
roll taxes and increase spend-
ing on school construction
and other infrastructure has
already divided the parties.
But the next really big deal is
the special 12-member bipar-
tisan supercommittee and
whether it can come up with a
plan to slash $1.5 trillion over
10 years by Nov. 23 the
day before Thanksgiving.
These fights will unfold
against the backdrop of a
feeble economy that Obama
is desperate to jump-start as
he pushes for a second term,
and an exasperated electorate
that looks at Washington and
dislikes what it sees.
The heat will be on, the
heat from the American peo-
ple, said former Republican
Sen. Alan Simpson, who
believes Americans strug-
gling economically will be
asking, Why stretch us out
like this?
Lawmakers also will be
under pressure from political
factions demanding that they
stand firm for party beliefs.
You have to support
getting control of excessive
spending and debt, said Sal
Russo, a longtime Republican
operative and founder of the
Tea Party Express, a well-
funded wing of the populist
movement. Are you helping
to solve the problem or mak-
ing it worse?
Shortly after Senate votes
on Monday, Sen. Mary
Landrieu, D-La., thanked
party leaders for helping the
Democratic Party find the
backbone it needed to fight
and win this debate.
The disaster aid dispute
that threatened to partially
shut down the government
this weekend was resolved
relatively quickly after a
standoff between Democrats
and Republicans. The fight,
however, was an unpleasant
reminder to most Americans
of the last-minute maneu-
vering in April to avert a
shutdown and the August
showdown over raising the
nations borrowing author-
ity that left financial markets
This time, Democrats had
spent weeks demanding addi-
tional disaster aid in response
to hurricanes, tornadoes and
other natural disasters that
had battered Americans
from Vermont to Missouri.
Republicans had said the
additional aid had to be off-
set by cuts in energy-related
programs that Democrats
favored. The Federal
Emergency Management
Agency had warned that its
accounts would be out of
money early this week.
A solution to keep the gov-
ernment operating seemed
uncertain last week. Then
word from the Obama admin-
istration that FEMA wasnt
in as dire financial straits as
many feared proved to be the
On Saturday, the adminis-
tration told Senate Majority
Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev.,
and Sen. Chuck Schumer,
D-N.Y., that FEMA could
last until Thursday with the
money it had. Specifically,
an unknown contractor had
come in under budget, free-
ing some $40 million, said
Democratic and Republican
congressional aides.
Congress dodges one
crisis, now to the next
Associated Press
three Republican presiden-
tial candidates are worth any
money campaign money,
that is.
Mitt Romney, Rick Perry
and Ron Paul have banked
millions. But the other GOP
candidates are struggling or
broke, putting their candida-
cies in question four months
before the first nominating
contests take place.
Ahead of a critical fund-
raising deadline Friday, all
of the GOPs contenders
regardless of the level of
their financial health are
furiously courting donors in
Texas, Georgia, Washington
and elsewhere. Its a last-min-
ute attempt to pick up cash
before they file a three-month
summary that will measure
one aspect of the financial
strength of their campaigns.
With the support of peo-
ple like you, we will be able
to get America back to work
again, Romney wrote to his
email list Tuesday while he
personally pressed donors in
New York to pony up.
The candidates own cash
is just part of the picture
because, this year, outside
groups are allowed to raise
and spend unlimited amounts
of money to back specific
candidates. And allies of
Romney, Perry and Paul
all have formed so-called
SuperPACs to help their
preferred candidates win the
That money aside, Romney
is likely to post the stron-
gest fundraising numbers,
although his spokeswoman,
Andrea Saul, said hell raise
considerably less than he
did between April and June,
his first fundraising quarter
as a presidential candidate. In
that period he reported gath-
ering $18 million.
Perry donors claim he
could hit $10 million, raised
since he entered the race
early last month. His advis-
ers, however, dispute that.
Theyre lowering expecta-
tions either so Perrys haul
looks more impressive when
its announced, or its an indi-
cation that the GOP front-
runner hasnt seen a flood of
money accompany the huge
dose of enthusiasm he ini-
tially generated.
Pauls campaign asked
supporters to celebrate the
Texas congressmans Aug.
20 birthday with a donation
and they gave him $1.6
million on that day alone. Its
a pattern for Paul, who can
seemingly turn on the money
spigot when he needs to; his
loyal libertarian backers have
delivered like that on five
occasions, to the tune of a
million or more at a time.
The rest of the field lags
far, far behind.
Jon Huntsman, the former
Utah governor who is in the
single digits in most state and
national public opinion polls,
recently had to write himself
a half-million dollar check
to keep his campaign afloat.
Minnesota Rep. Michele
Bachmann spent so much
money in Iowa in August to
win a statewide test vote that
her web videos look more
amateurish than professional
now. Former House Speaker
Newt Gingrich is still mired
in debt. Herman Cain, the
former pizza company execu-
tive, has loaned himself hun-
dreds of thousands of dol-
lars so he can keep running
and Rick Santorums team
acknowledges that the for-
mer Pennsylvania senator is
barely scraping by.
All of these second- and
third-tier candidates are try-
ing to prove that they are
still viable while trying to
gather enough cash to pay
for polling and advertising to
push them through the pack.
Thats only going to get hard-
er. Campaign fundraising is
time-intensive and expen-
sive. It limits time candidates
can spend with voters. The
meetings are private, limit-
ing a candidates ability to
earn free media from news
Romney, Paul, Perry: GOP money men
Associated Press
small-business group opposed
to the health care overhaul is
asking the Supreme Court to
strike down the entire law,
not just the core requirement
to buy health insurance or
pay a penalty.
The National Federation
of Independent Business filed
an appeal today of a portion
of the ruling by the federal
appeals court in Atlanta that
struck down the individual
insurance requirement.
The appeals court upheld
the rest of the law, an out-
come the NFIB says is bad
for business. The law would
extend coverage to more than
30 million people who are
now uninsured, many through
subsidies to purchase private
insurance and an expansion
of Medicaid.
The business filing comes
the same day the Obama
administrations response is
due at the Supreme Court in
another challenge to the same
law. In that case, the federal
appeals court in Cincinnati
upheld the law.
The NFIB pursued its law-
suit along with 26 states. The
states are expected to pur-
sue a high court appeal chal-
lenging the legitimacy of the
Medicaid expansion.
In court papers filed today,
the NFIB said the individual
insurance mandate was at the
heart of the health care laws
carefully crafted compro-
The administration itself
said in the Atlanta-based 11th
U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals
that reforms in the insurance
market, including requiring
insurers to cover people with-
out regard for pre-existing
health conditions, would not
work without the mandate.
The insurance requirement
is intended to force healthier
people who might otherwise
forgo insurance into the pool
of insured, helping to reduce
private insurers financial
The business group also
stressed the importance of
resolving the overhauls con-
stitutionality as soon as possi-
ble, which under normal court
procedures would be by June
2012. While a decision in that
time frame would come in the
midst of the 2012 presidential
campaign, the NFIB said it
is more important to resolve
uncertainty about costs and
requirements than drag out
consideration into 2013 or
When you talk to our
members and other small-
business owners about what
is the biggest problem theyre
facing, they say uncertainty,
said Karen Harned, execu-
tive director of the NFIBs
legal division. When you
ask what, one of first answers
is the health care law.
In addition to the compet-
ing rulings on the laws valid-
ity, a federal appeals court
in Richmond ruled that it is
premature to decide the laws
constitutionality. Citing a
federal law aimed at prevent-
ing lawsuits from tying up
tax collection, that court held
that a definitive ruling could
come only after taxpayers
begin paying the penalty for
not purchasing insurance.
Business group fles high court health care appeal
It is early on Saturday
morning as I write this and
everyone else is still in bed. I
decided to get up early today
to write this column.
A 79-year-old member of
our church district
passed away yes-
terday morning. He
had been a widower
for the past 23 years.
While he didnt
have any children,
he leaves to mourn
a lot of relatives in
this area. He had
lived with his niece
and her family and
had his own part of the house.
The viewing will be there and
the funeral will be at another
nieces house on Monday. I
will help out at the funeral.
Meanwhile, weve been
busy helping sister Emma
and her husband Jacob. My
husband Joe and I and the
children will go to Emma and
Jacobs today to help with
final preparations for church
which will be held there
tomorrow. Yesterday, Joe
and I also assisted them with
their work. I helped Emma do
jobs inside the house while
Joe worked outside in the
building where church will
be held. He put up a partition
using canvas on one end of
the building so lunch could
be served there tomorrow.
Jacobs will have council
meeting (Editors note: some
Amish refer to this service
as rule church, when, as
the name implies, rules of
the church are discussed. It
is usually held at the ser-
vice before Communion)
tomorrow so services are
longer than usual, lasting
until 2:30-3 p.m. Council
services are held in prepara-
tion for Communion services.
Everyone does get a lunch
break. Two tables are set and
everyone takes turns to come
eat starting around 11 oclock
until everyone is fed. Emma
plans to have chicken noodle
soup, bologna, cheese spread,
peanut butter spread, pickles,
red beets, hot peppers, jam,
wheat and white bread and
four different kinds of cook-
ies. The bread and cookies
are all being brought in by
women from our church. I
made the jam for her which
is the green tomato
jam recipe I shared
in last weeks col-
umn. I used straw-
berry gelatin so it
tastes really close
to strawberry jam.
Daughter Elizabeth
made two batches
of peanut butter
cookies for Jacob
and Emmas church
Elizabeth, 17, and Susan,
15, stayed home Friday
to do my work while Joe
and I went to Emma and
Jacobs. The girls did laun-
dry and the weekly cleaning
and Elizabeth also baked the
cookies. Joe and I came home
around 6:30 p.m. and it was
nice to see the house all clean
and the laundry folded and
put away. Sometimes I won-
der how I managed to get all
my work done when the girls
were younger.
Joe also mopped the shed
floor at Jacobs yesterday
so he could help set up the
church benches today. They
will also hang chains outside
the barn to make room for
visitors to tie their horses.
I will help Emma prepare
the peanut butter and cheese
spreads for tomorrow. This
morning we had 50 degrees
outside and the air feels
chilly. Jacobs borrowed our
propane heater in case it is
cool and they need to heat the
building for church services
Susan managed to finally
get our yard all mowed. Our
mower gave up on us and we
have it back now from being
serviced. This whole summer
the boys had been doing the
mowing which really helped.
The leaves are changing
color fast. The children say
autumn is here now maybe
it will soon snow. Joesph, 9,
woke one morning and asked
if it was snowing. He said he
heard the wind howling and
thought maybe it was blow-
ing snow outside. Its still a
little early for that!
Here is the recipe for the
cheese spread.
6 pounds of Velveeta
1 1/2 cups butter
8 cups cream
Put everything in a big
roaster and bake around 150
to 200 degrees, stirring every
15 minutes until all is melt-
ed. Cover with plastic wrap
to prevent it from getting a
crusty top while cooling. The
spread is served on a sand-
wich with or without meat
and it is good just spread on
bread with some pickles.
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The Delphos Herald
Fort Jennings Musketeers
girls soccer team scored five
second-half goals against
Jefferson Tuesday night at
the Fort Jennings Outdoor
Athletic Complex as they
came away with a 7-1
victory and improved
to 7-2-1 while the
Wildcats fell to 3-6
on the season.
The first 20 min-
utes of the opening
half was controlled
by Fort Jennings.
Morgan Schroeder
dribbled around
Jefferson defend-
ers and took the first shot at
37:47 at the top of the goal
and senior Wildcat keeper
Cassidy Bevington tried div-
ing but the ball went in the
back left corner of the net for
a 1-0 Musketeer lead.
Shortly after that, Macy
Schroeder made a fancy move
past Jefferson defenders and
took a shot eight yards at the
top of the goal and Bevington
again tried to dive and save
it but it slipped past her as
Fort Jennings took a 2-0 lead
with 37 minutes to play in the
opening half.
Delphos freshman Kylee
Haehn used her quickness
past the Musketeers at the
23:30 mark and shot on the
right side eight yards out
but senior Musketeer keeper
Kelsey Von Lehmden dove
and saved the ball from going
into the back of the
Jenna Moreo passed
to Haehn with six sec-
onds left and she drib-
bled her way to the left
side of the goal; she
shot a high ball past
Von Lehmden in the
right back corner of the
net for a Jefferson goal
to end the half down
The first goal of the second
half came early at the 39:03
mark when Macy Schroeder
passed to teammate Marissa
Mesker on the right side; she
made it past Bevington (11
saves versus 18 shots on-
goal) in the back left corner
of the net for a Musketeer
goal and a 3-1 lead.
Three minutes later,
Kristen Maag scored as she
took a shot at the top of the
goal, a 10-yard laser, right
past Bevington for a 4-1
At the 26:58 mark,
Jefferson defender Sydney
Drerup got the ball down to
the other end as Moreo had a
good look at the goal as she
took a 10-yard laser but it
was right at Von Lehmden.
With 29:01 on the clock,
Maag was unstoppa-
ble as she had a wide-
open look at the top
of the goal six yards
out and kicked it just
high enough where
Bevington couldnt
get her hands on
the ball while the
Musketeers went up
Jennings sopho-
more Ashley Gable
had her chance at the goal
and took advantage at the
17:02 mark when she drib-
bled all the way up the field
and made it just past Jefferson
and took a shot as the ball
went past Bevington for a
5-goal spread.
Jefferson got the ball down
to the other end quickly as
Moreo took a shot 10 yards
out but a Von Lehmden (3
saves versus 4 shots on-goal)
save kept the score at 6-1 in
the Musketeers favor.
With 10 minutes to play,
the last shot of the match was
by Fort Jennings sophomore
Jamie Saum, who made it in
the back right corner of the
net for a 7-1 win.
In the first half, the girls
dominated the second part
and really played strong,
Jefferson head coach Lindsey
Drerup said. The pos-
session of the ball was
good and they did a
great job passing. I was
hoping Kylee Haehns
goal with six seconds
left would bring us
momentum in the sec-
ond half and it did but
not enough.
As for Fort Jennings
coach Rodney Wagner,
he thought his team
came out a little slow and at
halftime the team told him
they were going to score 10
second-half goals.
The girls didnt score 10
goals the second half but they
set a goal for themselves and
played a lot better, Wagner
Jefferson continues action
Thursday for a home match
versus NWC foe Crestview
while Fort Jennings travels to
Musketeers use strong 2nd half
to get by Jefferson Wildcats
Von Lehmden
Lincolnview and Allen East
are competing in their first
years of varsity girls soccer.
These two teams met up
Tuesday on a soggy pitch
at Lincolnview High School
and the visiting Mustangs
garnered a 4-3 Northwest
Conference victory.
Weve gotten a lot better
over the last few matches. Ball
possession, passing, work-
ing together, everything,
Lancer coach Katrina Smith
acknowledged. Overall, Im
pleased how we played today,
especially under tough condi-
tions. I thought we handled
the conditions pretty well.
As did Allen East coach
Lamar Houston.
There were things we
want to work on all the time
touches, possessing the
ball and the field made
those tough to do. I think we
did a good job despite that,
Houston explained.
Both teams were evenly
matched in the first half, with
the hosts (1-8, 0-5 NWC)
getting the first really good
look; junior Kaylee Thatcher
barely missing the crossbar
at 34:07.
The Mustangs first great
chance came at 27:46 when
Claudia Rettig had a 1-on-
1 with freshman netminder
Julia Thatcher (8 saves versus
13 shots on-goal, 15 total)
but the keeper came up with
the stop.
The visitors drew first
blood at 26:51. Cheyenne
Sweigart made a nice cross
pass inside the 18-yard box
from the right wing to the
middle, where Cheynne
Bierly got it past the keeper
from four yards and a 1-0
Lincolnview tied it at 1
with 14:45 left in the half.
Freshman Hannah McCleery
got an open look from the
right wing and went high side
from 18 yards; the ball hit off
the hands of Tori Bechtol and
into the net.
It nearly became 2-1, Allen
East, at 14:24 when Bierly
had a good look from the
left wing the keeper had
fallen down in pursuit but
her 12-yarder was deflected
away by sophomore Lydia
Myers and the keeper finally
got control.
Neither team could con-
nect until it became 2-1 at
2:46; Trisha Drury made a
good run down the middle
and forced J. Thatcher to
choose a side, knocking the
orb into the left side of the
twine from 12 yards.
The rain came at halftime
and remained for 30 minutes
of the second half, making the
pitch even soggier.
The Lancers wasted little
time tying the match up: 1:15.
On a cross from the right side
by sophomore Jordan Ludwig,
intended for junior Haley
McAbee, a defender instead
knocked the ball into her own
net, with Bechtol having no
chance for the stop.
The visitors (3-7-1, 2-1-1
NWC) got the lead again at
32:10 when Rettig touched a
pass inside from the right to
Drury and put the ball home
from in close for a 3-2 edge.
It didnt take long 1:16
for them to get the match-
winner. This time, Drury fed
Bierly for a big run down the
middle; she made the keeper
choose a side and went left
side for that 2-goal edge.
It became the match-win-
ner when the Lancers coun-
tered at 27:25. This time, it
was a touch pass from the
right side by K. Thatcher to
McCleery, whose 12-yarder
from outside the right post
got just inside that pole.
The best chance the Lancers
had to tie the contest was at
24:51 when K. Thatcher had a
good look from the right wing
but Bechtol got the big stop
on her 12-yarder.
We dont have much
depth that has been a prob-
lem all year so that will be
a concern until we get more
girls out. At the same time,
the girls work hard and they
are in better shape than when
we started; plus, I think I have
settled on a rotation that will
help off-set that some, Smith
Houston concurred.
The girls didnt seem as
tired today as in past matches.
The conditioning is starting to
be less of a factor as we go,
he added.
Lincolnview hosts Fort
Jennings 5 p.m. Thursday,
while the Mustangs host
Lima Central Catholic that
same day.
Mustangs get past Lady
Lancers on soggy pitch
golfers grab dual
DELPHOS In between
the raindrops, the Fort
Jennings boys golfers handed
visiting Crestview a 185-211
loss in action Tuesday
at the Delphos Country
Pacing the
Musketeers (5-7) were
Kurt Warnecke with
a 41, Cody Warnecke
44, Josh Wittler 49,
Lucas Luebrecht 51, Zach
Schuerman 53 and Nate
German 55.
The Knights were led by
the 44 of Jared Hallfeldt, Zach
Schaadts 51, Jake Mengering
57 and Derek Bissonette 59.
Jennings is in todays
PCL match (weather per-
mitting) at Pike Run, while
Crestview opens sectional
play Thursday at the
Auglaize Country
Rockets send Lady
Green down to
PANDORA Pandora-
Gilboa played a rude host
Tuesday night, sending
invading Ottoville home on
the bottom end of a 25-11,
25-16, 25-18 Putnam County
League loss.
Abby Siefker led the way
for the Lady Green (5-7) with
12 kills and Megan Bendele
added nine.
Tonya Kaufman passed
out 13 assists and Kaitlyn
Ditto nine, while Tammy
Wannemacher was 10/10
serving with one ace and six
The Lady Rockets won the
junior varsity match 25-14,
25-27, 30-28.
Ottoville hosts Leipsic 6
p.m. Thursday in the Volley
For the Cure match.
Knights sweep
Crestviews volleyball team
handed host Spencerville
a 25-22, 25-11, 25-20
Northwest Conference
sweep Tuesday night.
Tops for the host
Lady Bearcats were
senior Jackie Bowser
(6 assists; 12 digs),
senior Shanna German
(7 kills), senior Taylor
Elchert (14 digs) and
freshman Schylar Miller
(2 aces; 6 assists).
Spencerville visits
Jefferson and
Crestview hosts
Allen East Thursday.
T-Birds hammer
Lady Lancers
Lima Central Catholic
invaded the Lancerdome
Tuesday night and gave the
Lady Lancers a 25-14, 25-14,
25-14 Northwest Conference
Lincolnview entertains
Ada Thursday.
LCC boys shut out
LIMA The Lima Central
Catholic boys soccer team
whitewashed Lincolnview
3-0 Tuesday night at Lima
Matt McNamara and
Daniel Andrews each had
an assist for the
Thunderbirds (7-3-
Zach Schroeder
scored the first
goal for LCC.
Nolan Burkholder
added 2 more goals for the
LCC outshot the
Linclonview 24-3. Mark
Evans had 15 saves for
Lincolnview, while Ben
Stechschulte had 3 saves
for LCC.
Lincolnview hosts
Grant County 1 p.m.
Bulldog netters
down Defiance
Elida invaded Defiance
Tuesday and came
back to Elida with
a 4-1 Western
Buckeye League girls
tennis victory.
First singles Colleen
Johns was the only
host Bulldog to win, beating
Monica Tieu 6-0, 6-1.
Victors for the visiting
Dawgs were: Abby Orians
7-5, 6-0 over Cindy Davis;
Lauren Greeley 6-4, 7-5 past
Kristine Shannon; Robin
Klaus/Erin Kesler 6-0, 6-1
over Hannah Lamb/Laura
Castillo; and Cera Savage/
Hailey Hurst 7-6 (5), 6-3 past
Abby Polce/Karen Krontz,
7-6(5), 6-3
Elida (4-12, 3-6 WBL)
is at Lima Senior 4:30 p.m.
today and in the WBL meet
at UNOH starting 9 a.m.
LadyCats down
Wildcats in PCL
Kalida defeated
Miller City 25-13,
25-18, 22-25, 25-20 in
Putnam County League vol-
leyball action Tuesday night.
Leading the LadyCats
(9-5, 2-1 PCL) were Halie
Zenz (13 kills and 19 assists),
Kayla Siefker (13 kills and
3 aces), Haley McIntyre (12
kills and 5 blocks), Alexis
Decker (17 assists), Elizabeth
Turnwald (4 kills), Brandi
Merschman (4 kills) and
Julia Vandemark (27
Kalida visits
Archbold Thursday.
Pirates, Blue
Streaks draw
in girls soccer
Continental and host Archbold
battled to a scoreless draw in
girls soccer action Tuesday
The Blue Streaks doubled
up the Lady Pirates 18-9 in
shots on-goal, with Leva
Weller saving 14 for the
guests and Nichole Wood
four for the home team.
Each team had four corner
Local Roundup
The Associated Press
ATLANTA Tim Hudson
relishes the chance to pitch in
such an important game.
His team wouldve pre-
ferred it didnt come down to
For the Atlanta Braves, a
once-commanding lead in the
NL wild-card race has been
frittered away. Theyre on the
brink of a historic September
collapse, heading to the final
day of the regular season tied
with the St. Louis Cardinals for
the final playoff spot.
Its like living out a bad
dream, Braves third baseman
Chipper Jones said.
Atlanta took sole pos-
session of the NL wild-card
lead on June 20, according
to STATS LLC, and held it
until Tuesdays 7-1 loss to the
Philadelphia Phillies. Just three
weeks ago, the margin was a
comfortable 8 1/2 games.
While the Braves slumped,
St. Louis got hot and won
21-of-29, the latest a 13-6 tri-
umph at Houston after spotting
the last-place Astros an early
5-run lead.
Now, the Cardinals are try-
ing to become the first team to
wipe out a lead of at least eight
games in September, though
theyve got some competition.
The Boston Red Sox have fall-
en apart just like the Braves,
allowing Tampa Bay to pull
even in the AL wild-card race
going to the 162nd game.
Its kind of fed us here
the last few days, 120 years of
baseball and this is one of those
historic runs to tie, St. Louis
manager Tony La Russa said.
But theres a dif-
ferent story between
tying and finishing
it off.
At least the
Braves still had
their ace in reserve.
Hudson (16-10) was set to face
Philadelphias Joe Blanton
(1-2) with the season on the
Theres no other place Id
rather be than on the mound
when the game means some-
thing, Hudson said.
Atlanta has lost four in a
row scoring just four runs in
that span and eight of 11 to
put itself in this predicament.
Hudson tried to stay
Its no secret whats going
on, he said. Weve had some
tough games. But once this is
all over and, hopefully, we win
and were going to the next
level, I think there will be a
lot of weight off our shoulders.
Hopefully we can get in there
and it will be a different tune
come playoff time.
If the teams are still tied
after today, there will be a
1-game playoff the following
day in St. Louis. The Cardinals
earned the home field with a
5-1 lead over the Braves in the
season series.
In Houston,
Chris Carpenter
(10-9) will start
for St. Louis in
the regular-sea-
son finale. The
105-loss Astros
will counter with Brett Myers
(7-13), who has a 4-game win-
ning streak and a 1.24 ERA in
his last five starts.
We feel pretty good
about it, St. Louis star Lance
Berkman said. Weve been
playing well.
The Cardinals appeared
in big trouble when Houston
jumped to a 5-0 lead in the
third inning. But St. Louis tied
it with a 5-run fourth and pinch-
hitter Ryan Theriot delivered a
tie-breaking 2-run triple in the
Its been unbelievable,
said Allen Craig, who came
through with two big hits after
replacing Matt Holliday. I
dont know if its meant to be
or not. All I know is that weve
made an incredible run and
weve got one game left and
were going to give it our best
shot. If it happens, then it was
meant to be.
Derek Lowe (9-17) had
another miserable outing for
the Braves, surrendering five
runs in 4-plus innings. Hes
lost all five of his September
Chase Utley, Hunter Pence
and Jimmy Rollins homered to
back a strong showing by Roy
Oswalt, who tuned up for the
playoffs with 3-hit ball over
six scoreless innings.
Im man enough to say
Ive had a terrible year, said
Lowe, whose ERA climbed
to 5.05. But weve still got
a chance. Our best pitcher is
The Braves were hit late in
the season by injuries to two of
their best starters (All-Star Jair
Jurrjens and Tommy Hanson)
and theyve been hampered all
year by a spotty offense.
The problems keep piling
up. Jones is slowed by an ailing
right knee and shortstop Alex
Gonzalez left Tuesdays game
after aggravating his strained
Braves, Cardinals all tied heading into final day
(See BRAVES page 7) (See RAYS page 7)
The Associated Press
The Tampa Bay Rays are loose
and raring to go, ready to work
overtime if necessary to
win the AL wild card.
Whatever it takes, des-
ignated hitter Johnny Damon
said. Its been a fun ride and
hopefully it continues.
The Rays improbable bid
for a third playoff berth in four
years comes down to the final
day of the regular season after
Tuesday nights 5-3 victory
over the New York Yankees
left them tied for the wild card
with Boston. The reeling Red
Sox held off the Baltimore
Orioles 8-7.
If the teams remain tied
after Wednesday nights sea-
son finales, they will meet in a
one-game playoff at Tropicana
Field on Thursday afternoon.
We have to focus on our-
selves ... play our game and not
worry about the other side of
it, manager Joe Maddon said.
That will eventually take care
of itself.
Matt Joyce and Ben Zobrist
homered, the bullpen shut
down the Yankees after starter
Jeremy Hellickson pitched six
strong innings and the Rays
kept the score close by turning
the third triple play in franchise
Throw in Joyce, whose
3-run homer wiped out a 3-2
deficit in the seventh play-
ing on an injured foot and
that the Rays were without
Casey Kotchman after the first
baseman experienced tightness
in his chest and was taken to a
hospital for tests, and no won-
der Tampa Bay feels it has no
All the indicators are
there, lets just keep pushing,
Maddon said. When those
things kind of show up, it really
promotes even more fight, I
think. Theres more of a believ-
ability about the moment.
Joyces homer off former
teammate Rafael Soriano (2-3)
was the All-Stars first in more
than three weeks. Zobrist hit a
2-run drive off Bartolo Colon
in the second and the Rays kept
the Yankees from busting the
game opened with the triple
play that bailed Hellickson out
of a bases-loaded jam in the
Everybodys thirsty for
offense and wed like to score
more, Maddon said. But
were built around pitching and
Jake McGee (4-2) pitched
one scoreless inning to get the
win. With a crowd of 22,820
standing and cheering, Kyle
Farnsworth got the final three
outs for his 25th save in 31
chances. The victory was the
fourth straight for Tampa Bay,
which trailed the Red Sox by
nine games before battling back
into the wild-card race.
Russell Martin hit a solo
homer for the Yankees in the
third but also grounded into the
triple play that prevented them
from building on the 3-2 lead
Nick Swisher gave them with a
RBI double.
The Yankees, who clinched
the division title and home-
field advantage throughout the
AL playoffs last week, rested
Derek Jeter and plan to play
most if not all of their
regular lineup again today.
Manager Joe Girardi remained
undecided on a starting pitcher
for the finale but it figures to be
a reliever.
Tampa Bay will go with All-
Star lefty David Price, whos
12-13 after finishing second in
balloting for the AL Cy Young
Award a year ago.
Surging Rays top Yankees,
remain tied with Red Sox
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Week 5
Region 1 - 1. Lakewood St. Edward
(5-0) 11.7278, 2. Mentor (5-0) 10.9, 3.
Cleveland Heights (5-0) 10.2444, 4. Solon
(5-0) 10.2, 5. Cle. St. Ignatius (4-1) 10, 6.
Eastlake North (5-0) 9.3, 7. Cle. John F.
Kennedy (5-0) 8.1263, 8. Willoughby
South (3-2) 7.95, 9. Austintown-Fitch
(3-2) 5.9804, 10. Lakewood (3-2) 5.9,
11. Mayfield (2-3) 5.3, 12. Brecksville-
Broadview Hts. (2-3) 5.1.
Region 2 - 1. Canton GlenOak
(5-0) 12, 2. Findlay (5-0) 10.75, 3.
Brunswick (5-0) 10.4, 4. Tol. Whitmer
(5-0) 10.2263, 5. Canton McKinley (4-1)
9.85, 6. Massillon Jackson (3-2) 9.7, 7.
Wadsworth (5-0) 9.4, 8. North Ridgeville
(4-1) 8.7, 9. Tol. St. Johns (4-1) 8.695,
10. Sylvania Southview (4-1) 8.05, 11.
Hudson (4-1) 7.95, 12. Green (4-1) 7.7.
Region 3 - 1. Dublin Coffman (5-0)
10.5, 2. Westerville Central (4-1) 9.6,
3. Troy (4-1) 9.35, 4. Hilliard Davidson
(4-0) 9.3194, 5. Upper Arlington
(4-1) 8.75, 6. Marysville (4-1) 8.5, 7.
Westerville South (3-2) 7.65, 8. Gahanna
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(4-1) 7.2283, 10. Hilliard Bradley (4-1)
7.15, 11. Hilliard Darby (5-0) 7, 12.
Pickerington Central (2-2) 6.7222.
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(4-1) 10.45, 7. Cin. Walnut Hills (5-0)
9.1, 8. Cin. St. Xavier (3-2) 7.7919, 9.
Cin. Withrow (3-2) 6.6343, 10. Liberty
Twp. Lakota East (3-2) 6.3, tie-11.
Lebanon (3-2) 6.25, tie-11. Cin. Oak
Hills (3-2) 6.25
Region 5 - 1. Chesterland West
Geauga (5-0) 10.3, 2. Canfield (4-1)
10.05, 3. Warren Howland (5-0) 8.9869,
4. Kent Roosevelt (4-1) 8.8, 5. Cuyahoga
Falls Walsh Jesuit (3-1) 8.5417, tie-6.
Aurora (4-1) 8, tie-6. Copley (4-1) 8, 8.
Madison (4-1) 6.95, 9. New Philadelphia
(3-2) 6.5323, 10. Akron Kenmore (3-2)
6.45, 11. Alliance (4-1) 6.4, 12. Akron
Ellet (3-2) 5.45.
Region 6 - 1. Avon (5-0) 12.8, 2.
Tiffin Columbian (5-0) 9.65, 3. Perrysburg
(4-1) 8.85, 4. Maple Hts. (5-0) 8.8333, 5.
Tol. Central Cath. (3-2) 8.65, 6. Fremont
Ross (4-1) 8.45, 7. Medina Highland
(3-2) 7.35, 8. Grafton Midview (4-1) 7.3,
9. Berea (3-2) 6.7, tie-10. Olmsted Falls
(3-2) 6.55, tie-10. Bowling Green (4-1)
6.55, 12. Bedford (3-2) 6.5.
Region 7 - 1. Cols. Marion-Franklin
(5-0) 11.8, 2. New Albany (4-1) 9.75, 3.
Sunbury Big Walnut (4-1) 8.6, 4. New
Carlisle Tecumseh (4-1) 8.55, 5. Dresden
Tri-Valley (4-1) 8.45, 6. Cols. Mifflin
(5-0) 7.65, 7. Zanesville (4-1) 7.45, 8.
Cols. Beechcroft (4-1) 6.3707, 9. Vincent
Warren (3-2) 5.95, 10. Cols. West (4-1)
5.5, 11. Canal Winchester (3-2) 5.1677,
12. Cols. Brookhaven (3-2) 4.85.
Region 8 - 1. Trotwood-Madison
(5-0) 12.65, 2. Kings Mills Kings (5-0)
12.6, 3. Vandalia Butler (5-0) 10.8,
4. Wapakoneta (5-0) 10, 5. Tipp City
Tippecanoe (5-0) 9.6, 6. Hamilton Ross
(4-1) 8.75, 7. Franklin (4-1) 8, 8. Cin.
Mount Healthy (4-1) 7.05, 9. Wilmington
(5-0) 6.8, 10. Cin. Turpin (3-2) 5.85, 11.
Piqua (3-2) 5.7, 12. Day. Belmont (4-1)
5.5192; ... 18. Lima Senior (1-4) 2.15; ...
25. Celina (0-0).
Region 9 - 1. Chagrin Falls (5-0)
11.2, 2. Cle. Benedictine (5-0) 11.1, 3.
Ravenna (4-1) 9.1, 4. Mentor Lake Cath.
(4-1) 8.9495, 5. Akron St. Vincent-St
Mary (5-0) 8.8225, 6. Hunting Valley
University School (4-1) 8.8, 7. Chardon
Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin (4-1) 7.1, 8.
Ravenna Southeast (5-0) 6.7, 9. Cuyahoga
Falls Cuyahoga Valley Christian Acad.
(3-2) 6.6, 10. Pepper Pike Orange (3-2)
6.55, 11. Oberlin Firelands (5-0) 6.05, 12.
Peninsula Woodridge (3-2) 5.85.
Region 10 - 1. Elida (4-1) 8.85, 2.
Cols. Eastmoor Acad. (4-1) 8.4909, 3.
Clyde (3-2) 6.9, 4. Caledonia River Valley
(4-1) 6.45, 5. Bexley (4-1) 6.35, 6. Bryan
(5-0) 6.3, 7. Cols. St. Francis DeSales
(2-3) 5.75, tie-8. Cols. Independence
(2-3) 5.3, tie-8. Bellevue (3-2) 5.3, 10.
Port Clinton (3-2) 5.2, 11. Cols. Bishop
Watterson (2-3) 4.9778, 12. Urbana (3-2)
4.55; ... 14. St. Marys Memorial (3-2)
4.45; ... 18. Lima Shawnee (2-3) 3.3; 19.
Defiance (2-3) 3.15.
Region 11 - 1. Steubenville (5-0)
8.7417, 2. Thornville Sheridan (5-0)
8.4, 3. Minerva (5-0) 8.35, 4. Canal
Fulton Northwest (4-1) 8.15, 5. Alliance
Marlington (4-1) 8.05, 6. Youngstown
Cardinal Mooney (3-2) 8.0485, 7.
Granville (4-1) 7.5, tie-8. Millersburg
West Holmes (4-1) 7.3, tie-8. Dover
(4-1) 7.3, 10. Poland Seminary (3-2) 7.1,
11. Uhrichsville Claymont (4-1) 6.6, 12.
Cambridge (4-1) 6.4.
Region 12 - 1. Circleville Logan Elm
(5-0) 11.05, 2. Plain City Jonathan Alder
(5-0) 10.65, 3. Kettering Archbishop
Alter (5-0) 9.8, 4. Springfield Shawnee
(5-0) 9.05, 5. The Plains Athens (5-0)
8.9404, 6. Cin. Indian Hill (4-1) 8.8515,
7. Jackson (5-0) 8.75, 8. Day. Thurgood
Marshall (4-1) 8.3708, 9. Springfield
Kenton Ridge (5-0) 7.65, 10. Cin. Taft
(3-1) 7.4583, 11. Gallipolis Gallia Acad.
(3-2) 6.3, 12. Day. Dunbar (3-2) 5.8.
Region 13 - 1. Girard (5-0) 9.6, 2.
Creston Norwayne (5-0) 8.6, 3. Canton
Central Cath. (4-1) 8, 4. Sullivan Black
River (5-0) 7.95, 5. Brookfield (5-0)
7.4122, 6. Leavittsburg LaBrae (4-1)
7.25, 7. Akron Manchester (3-2) 6.35, 8.
Orrville (3-2) 6.1, 9. Beachwood (4-1)
5.55, 10. Cle. Central Cath. (3-2) 5.1737,
11. Streetsboro (3-2) 5.15, 12. Andover
Pymatuning Valley (4-1) 5.05.
Region 14 - 1. Kenton (5-0) 10.5, 2.
Pemberville Eastwood (5-0) 10, 3. Genoa
Area (5-0) 9.65, 4. Cols. Bishop Hartley
(5-0) 9.05, 5. Huron (4-1) 7.2, 6. Bellville
Clear Fork (3-2) 6.65, 7. Oak Harbor
(3-2) 6.4, 8. Ottawa-Glandorf (4-1) 6.3,
9. Richwood North Union (4-1) 5.95,
10. Ontario (5-0) 5.85, 11. Wellington
(3-2) 5.2, 12. Cols. Bishop Ready (3-2)
5.0232; ... 15. Lima Bath (3-2) 3.75; ...
28. Paulding (0-5) and Van Wert (0-5).
Region 15 - 1. Coshocton (5-0)
10.4, 2. Johnstown-Monroe (5-0) 9.15,
3. St. Clairsville (5-0) 9.05, 4. Ironton
(4-1) 8.4, 5. Amanda-Clearcreek (4-1)
8.15, 6. Pomeroy Meigs (4-1) 5.9758,
7. Chesapeake (3-2) 5.6313, 8. Martins
Ferry (4-1) 5.6, 9. Richmond Edison
(3-2) 4.9202, 10. McDermott Northwest
(3-2) 4.9, 11. Wellston (3-2) 4.35, 12.
Gnadenhutten Indian Valley (2-3) 3.85.
Region 16 - 1. Waynesville (5-0)
10.65, 2. Cin. Madeira (5-0) 8.95, 3.
West Milton Milton-Union (4-1) 7.7,
4. Middletown Bishop Fenwick (5-0)
7.1, 5. Brookville (4-1) 6.55, 6. Day.
Chaminade-Julienne (3-2) 5.4758,
7. Cin. Hills Christian Acad. (3-2)
5.1788, 8. Blanchester (4-1) 5.05, 9.
Clarksville Clinton-Massie (3-2) 4.8677,
10. Hamilton Badin (3-2) 4.7152, 11.
St. Bernard Roger Bacon (2-3) 4.3, 12.
Williamsport Westfall (3-2) 4.15
Region 17 - 1. Kirtland (5-0) 10.45,
2. Columbiana (5-0) 7.35, 3. Rootstown
(5-0) 7.15, 4. Salineville Southern
(5-0) 7, 5. Woodsfield Monroe Central
(4-1) 6.75, 6. Barnesville (5-0) 6.4707,
7. Columbiana Crestview (4-1) 6.2, 8.
New Middletown Springfield (4-1) 5.85,
9. Sugarcreek Garaway (4-1) 4.6, 10.
Cuyahoga Hts. (4-1) 4.3, 11. Campbell
Memorial (3-2) 3.95, 12. Beverly Fort
Frye (3-2) 3.9.
Region 18 - 1. Bascom Hopewell-
Loudon (5-0) 9.05, 2. Liberty Center
(5-0) 8.2, 3. Lima Central Cath. (5-0)
8.15, 4. Findlay Liberty-Benton (5-0)
7.2, 5. Carey (4-1) 6.4303, 6. Northwood
(4-1) 5.6, tie-7. Bluffton (3-2) 5.55, tie-
7. Archbold (4-1) 5.55, 9. Spencerville
(4-1) 5.45, 10. Attica Seneca East (4-1)
4.7192, tie-11. Columbus Grove (3-2)
4.05, tie-11. Hicksville (3-2) 4.05; ... 19.
Haviland Wayne Trace (3-2) 3.0; ... 21.
Delphos Jefferson (2-3) 1.7.
Region 19 - 1. Bucyrus Wynford
(5-0) 9.25, 2. West Lafayette Ridgewood
(5-0) 9.2, 3. Grandview Hts. (5-0) 7.7,
4. Nelsonville-York (5-0) 7.4323, 5.
Portsmouth West (5-0) 7.4, 6. Smithville
(4-1) 6.7, 7. Lucasville Valley (5-0)
6.6748, 8. Ashland Crestview (5-0)
6.5, 9. Gahanna Cols. Acad. (4-1) 6.4,
10. Centerburg (4-1) 6.35, 11. Albany
Alexander (5-0) 5.25, 12. Baltimore
Liberty Union (4-1) 5.1.
Region 20 - 1. Frankfort Adena (5-0)
8.6, 2. West Liberty-Salem (5-0) 7.85, 3.
Marion Pleasant (5-0) 7.6, 4. Coldwater
(4-1) 7.15, 5. Miamisburg Day. Christian
(5-0) 6.6, 6. Covington (5-0) 6.25, 7.
Casstown Miami East (4-1) 6, tie-8. West
Jefferson (4-1) 5.9, tie -9. Versailles
(4-1) 5.9, 10. Mechanicsburg (3-2) 4.45,
11. North Lewisburg Triad (3-2) 4.2, 12.
Rockford Parkway (2-3) 3.65; ... 19.
Milford Center Fairbanks (2-3) 2.65; 21.
Anna (2-3) 2.55.
Region 21 - 1. Berlin Center Western
Reserve (5-0) 6.35, 2. Thompson
Ledgemont (5-0) 6.25, 3. Youngstown
Christian (4-1) 5.5, 4. Malvern (4-1)
5.35, tie-5. Cle. Villa Angela-St. Joseph
(3-2) 4.8, tie-5. Strasburg-Franklin (3-2)
4.8, tie-7. Warren John F. Kennedy
(3-2) 4.7, tie-7. Mogadore (3-2) 4.7,
9. Shadyside (3-2) 4.5232, 10. Fairport
Harbor Fairport Harding (3-2) 3.75, 11.
Toronto (3-2) 3.5647, 12. Wellsville
(2-3) 3.15.
Region 22 - 1. Tiffin Calvert (4-1)
6.9, 2. Arcadia (5-0) 6.55, 3. Edgerton
(4-1) 5.8, tie-4. Leipsic (4-1) 5.05, tie-4.
Tol. Ottawa Hills (4-1) 5.05, 6. Convoy
Crestview (3-2) 4.7, 7. Sandusky
St. Mary Central Cath. (3-2) 4.45, 8.
Delphos St. Johns (3-2) 4.4, 9. Norwalk
St. Paul (3-2) 3.7, 10. Lakeside Danbury
(3-2) 3.5714, 11. McComb (3-2) 3.25,
12. West Unity Hilltop (3-2) 2.8; ... 26.
Pandora-Gilboa (1-4) 0.7 and Lima Perry
(1-4) 0.7.
Region 23 - 1. Portsmouth Sciotoville
(4-1) 5.9, tie-2. Beallsville (4-1) 5.25,
tie-2. Canal Winchester Harvest Prep.
(4-1) 5.25, 4. Crown City South Gallia
(4-1) 5.1737, 5. Willow Wood Symmes
Valley (4-1) 5.15, 6. Portsmouth Notre
Dame (4-1) 5.0212, 7. New Washington
Buckeye Central (4-1) 4.85, 8. Zanesville
Bishop Rosecrans (3-2) 4.698, 9.
Danville (3-2) 4.4, 10. Lancaster Fairfield
Christian Acad. (4-1) 4.2, 11. North
Robinson Colonel Crawford (3-2) 4.05,
12. Hannibal River (2-3) 3.5202.
Region 24 - 1. Lockland (5-0) 6.35,
2. Ada (4-1) 6.25, 3. Cin. Country Day
(4-1) 6.0263, 4. Maria Stein Marion
Local (4-1) 5.2557, 5. Fort Loramie (4-1)
5.1, 6. Ansonia (4-1) 4.85, 7. Minster
(3-2) 4.25, 8. Springfield Cath. Central
(3-2) 4.2, 9. S. Charleston Southeastern
Local (3-2) 4.1, 10. Lewisburg Tri-
County North (3-2) 3.8, 11. Waynesfield-
Goshen (3-2) 3.3, 12. Fort Recovery
(3-2) 3.2; ... 14. St. Henry (1-4) 1.5; ...
19. McGuffey Upper Scioto Valley (1-4)
1.25; 20. Ridgeway Ridgemont (1-4)
1.1; ... 22. Dola Hardin Northern, New
Bremen, DeGraff Riverside (0-5).
PAULDING Jeffersons
volleyball team has shown
improvement during 2011,
according to head coach Joy
It just hasnt
always shown on the
Evidence for that
is the Lady Jeffcats
25-11, 25-11,
25-18 Northwest
Conference loss
Monday night at The
Lair of Paulding
High School.
I see improvement all the
time. What hurts us more right
now is that we have those
mid-game lulls, kind of where
we go uh and the opponent
goes on a 5- or 6-point run,
Early explained. That puts
us in a hole and though we
fight our way out of it, it ends
up being too deep for us to
completely get there. Thats
what happened in all three
sets tonight and has been a
struggle all season.
Facing a taller Panther
(8-5, 3-2 NWC) squad, the
Wildcats (1-12, 0-5 NWC)
needed to put it all together
defensively to have a chance
for a W. With Paulding
either putting the ball down
to the floor or hitting it out
of bounds, not letting
the Wildcats get a dig,
the Panthers rode the
likes of Kristen Beck
(8 kills; 3 blocks) and
Jessica Farr (5 kills;
3 blocks) to take the
first set when the visi-
tors couldnt get the
ball over the net on set
Set two followed the
same pattern as set one. The
Wildcats stayed close for a
time but the Panthers seemed
to get a spurt mid-set, with a
5-0 run that took a 10-8 lead
to a 15-8 spread. That pushed
the Panthers on and with Farr
and Beck leading the attack,
they took a 2-set edge on a
hitting error by the Red and
White on set point.
Were a little too incon-
sistent for my taste. When we
put it all together: were hit-
ting, setting, passing, block-
ing and digging, we can com-
pete with anybody, Paulding
coach Todd Harmon noted.
Were more than capable.
Were rotating with three set-
ters right now because were
not as steady as I want to be.
We have to shore those things
The third frame
was every bit like
the first two: a key
run by the Panthers
this one 7-0 with
Kaley Varner at tghe
swerve for six of
them that turned
a 5-4 deficit into an
11-5 spread. The
young Wildcats didnt
go away but neither
could they really make any
inroads into their deficit. The
Panthers had just too much
consistency and experience
to out away their NWC foe,
getting a push to the open
floor by Abbey Pease (4 kills)
on match point to secure the
I think were a little
intimidated with the size
of our opponents, especial-
ly our freshmen. That is an
adjustment for them, coming
from junior-high ball, Early
added. It makes us have to
cover up a lot more because
we dont block as well as we
might. Again, its just a mat-
ter of adjusting to the speed
and pace of varsity ball.
Harmon was impressed
with the young
They have some
athletes; you can tell
that. Theyre going
through the growing
pains right now but
with what they will
have back next year,
plus with the NWC
graduating a lot of
seniors, they will be a
dangerous team next year,
he added.
Jefferson was led by soph-
omore Katie Goergens (5
kills; 3 digs; 2 blocks) and
classmate Lindsay Deuel (3
Paulding won the junior
varsity match 25-15, 25-23.
Both teams return to action
Thursday in NWC matchups:
Jefferson at home versus
Spencerville and Paulding at
Lima Central Catholic.
Panthers send Wildcats to 12th volleyball loss
Goergens Deuel
right calf. Hes not expected to
play in the finale.
Weve played 161 games
and it comes down to one,
first-year manager Fredi
Gonzalez said. Weve done it
to ourselves. No excuses there.
Weve got to go get it.
In their latest loss, the
Braves were behind by the
eighth pitch of the game, which
Utley drove into the center-
field seats.
An uneasy feeling settled
over Turner Field. It would
only get worse. The Braves
fans stopped booing only long
enough to cheer on the last-
place Astros from afar, break-
ing into periodic chants of
Lets Go Houston!
Early on, the Cardinals
appeared headed to a second
straight loss, but they went
ahead for good with a four-run
Berkman hit a 2-out single
and scored on a tying double
by Craig, who took over when
Holliday departed with a sore
right hand. Yadier Molina
walked before Theriots clutch
triple made it 8-6.
Nick Punto doubled in
Theriot, Craig padded the
lead with a 3-run homer in the
eighth and Punto added a solo
shot in the ninth.
Eduardo Sanchez (3-1)
struck out two in 1 1/3 innings
for the win on a night when the
Cardinals used seven reliev-
ers following an early exit by
Jake Westbrook, who gave up
seven hits and five runs in 2
1/3 innings. It was Sanchezs
first appearance since June 12
because of a shoulder injury.
The crowd in Houston
booed loudly when Berkman,
the longtime Astros star, scored
in the seventh.
The fans at Turner Field
were even crankier.
No one couldve foreseen
such a dramatic finish only a
few weeks ago.
Theres not a person in that
locker room who I wouldnt
want to be on my team to play
that game, Fredi Gonzalez
I would hope so, Jones
said, trying to make light of the
grim situation. Were pretty
much all he has anyway.
Diamondbacks 7, Dodgers 6, 10
PHOENIX Ryan Roberts grand
slam capped a 6-run 10th inning that gave
the Diamondbacks the most amazing of
their 48 come-from-behind victories this
The Dodgers had scored five runs
in their half of the 10th and retired the
first two batters in Arizonas half of the
But the Diamondbacks loaded the
bases and scored a run on an error. Los
Angeles closer Javy Guerra (2-1) came on
and walked in a run, then Roberts lined
the first pitch he saw over the fence in left
field. It was Guerras second blown save
in 23 tries.
Micah Owings (8-0) got the victory
despite his awful 10th, which included
his throwing error that allowed the first
run to score.
The victory keeps alive Arizonas
hopes to open the first round of the play-
offs at home.
Brewers 6, Pirates 4
MILWAUKEE Prince Fielder
homered three times in a game for the
first time in his career, including a 2-run
shot in the seventh inning that lifted the
Brewers to a victory over the Pirates.
Fielders final homer was the least
impressive of the three, barely sailing over
the wall in right field after he hit monster
shots in the third and fifth innings. But it
was the last one that made the biggest dif-
ference, breaking a 4-4 tie.
The Brewers stayed one game in front
of Arizona for the No. 2 seed for the NL
playoffs. The Diamondbacks rallied for a
7-6 win against the Los Angeles Dodgers
in 10 innings, keeping alive their hopes for
home-field advantage in the first round of
the playoffs.
Reds 5, Mets 4, 13 innings
NEW YORK Jose Reyes hit two
solo home runs, putting pop into his bid
for the NL batting title, but the Reds beat
the Mets on Drew Stubbs squeeze bunt in
the 13th inning.
Reyes began the next-to-last game of
the season with a minuscule .00003 lead
over Milwaukees Ryan Braun. Reyes
went 3-for-6 and raised his average to
.336, finishing the evening one point
ahead of Braun, who went 1-for-2 in a 6-4
win over Pittsburgh.
Juan Francisco, who entered after
Reds star Brandon Phillips exited early
with a strained left quadriceps, hit a tying
double with two outs in the ninth. He then
hustled for a triple in the 13th and scored
on Stubbs bunt.
Justin Turner lined into a double play
with the bases loaded to end the game,
leaving Reyes on deck.
Giants 7, Rockies 0
Bumgarner and two relievers combined
on a 3-hitter, Brandon Belt homered into
McCovey Cove and the Giants beat the
Conor Gillaspie, making a rare start
at third base in place of Pablo Sandoval,
hit an inside-the-park home run in the
seventh while Brandon Crawford added
two hits and an RBI for the Giants, who
have won two straight following a 4-game
losing streak.
Thats little consolation for the
defending World Series champs, who will
still miss the postseason a year after
claiming their first title in 54 years.
Marlins 3, Nationals 2
MIAMI Bryan Petersen homered
with two outs in the bottom of the ninth
inning and Javier Vazquez pitched a 5-hit-
ter as the Marlins beat the Nationals.
Petersen hit the first pitch from reliev-
er Doug Slaten (0-2).
The 35-year-old Vazquez (13-11)
may have pitched the final game of his
career as he is likely to retire at the end
of the season.
The Marlins had only five hits.
Nationals starter John Lannan went
six innings and gave up two runs and three
hits, striking out four.
Cubs 6, Padres 2
SAN DIEGO Starlin Castro had
two singles to extend his NL-leading total
to 206 hits, Alfonso Soriano hit a go-
ahead, 3-run homer in the eighth inning
and the Cubs beat the Padres in a matchup
of 90-game losers.
Castro has 12 more hits than Matt
Kemp of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Today,
Castro will become the youngest player
ever to lead the NL in hits in a season, at
21 years, 188 days. Hell also become the
third Cubs player in seven seasons to lead
the NL in hits, joining Juan Pierre (2006)
and Derrek Lee (2005).
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The Rays said hes up to the task.
I always have the utmost confidence
when David pitches. I really do, Maddon
added. Every time he pitches we feel like
were going to win that night. I know some
things have not necessarily gone his way
this year but in a very tight moment, you
always feel very comfortable about how
David will pitch.
Despite squandering their big lead with
a miserable September, the Red Sox are
excited about still having a chance to make
the postseason on the final day.
I think its really good for baseball (but)
not so good for my stomach, Boston man-
ager Terry Francona said. Its exciting. If
you dont want to show up (Wednesday)
and play, youve got no pulse.
Red Sox 8, Orioles 7
BALTIMORE The Red Sox maintained a share
of the AL wild-card lead Tuesday night, using four home
runs to beat the Orioles and set up a dramatic conclusion
to the regular season.
The skidding Red Sox were 6-19 in September
before rebounding to edge the last-place Orioles. The
win, combined with Tampa Bays 5-3 victory over the
New York Yankees, kept Boston and the Rays tied with
one game left.
After blowing a 9-game lead in the span of 23 days,
the Red Sox will send Jon Lester (15-9) to the mound
against Baltimore tonight in an effort to get into the post-
season for the fourth time in five years. Lester, Bostons
winningest pitcher, will be throwing on three days rest.
Rangers 10, Angels 3
ANAHEIM, Calif. Adrian Beltre, Mike Napoli
and Nelson Cruz hit consecutive homers in the fifth
inning and the surging Rangers stayed on track for home-
field advantage in the AL division series with a victory
over the Angels.
The Rangers (95-66) have won five straight and
9-of10 while holding off Detroit (94-67), which beat
Cleveland 9-6, for the ALs second-best record.
If Texas wins todays season finale or if the Tigers
lose to the Indians, the Rangers will host the ALs wild
card winner on Friday. Detroit holds the tiebreaker if the
clubs finish even.
A day after the AL West champion Rangers elimi-
nated the Angels from the wild card race, Napoli hit two
of the Rangers five homers among their 15 hits.
Tigers 9, Indians 6
DETROIT Wilson Betemit hit a 423-foot home
run in his first game back from left knee soreness and the
Tigers beat the Indians.
Detroit remained one game behind Texas for the No.
2 seed in the AL after the Rangers beat the Angels 10-3.
Betemit hadnt played since Sept. 16 and manager
Jim Leyland said Monday he was concerned about the
third baseman. But Betemit was in the lineup Tuesday
and gave AL Central champion Detroit a 4-0 lead in the
second inning with the towering homer to right field.
Detroits Max Scherzer (15-9) allowed four runs
and seven hits in 5 2/3 innings, striking out seven in his
final tuneup for the postseason. Jose Valverde pitched the
ninth, earning his 48th save in as many chances.
Jeanmar Gomez (5-3) allowed eight runs and 10 hits
in 4 2/3 innings. He had won his previous five starts.
White Sox 2, Blue Jays 1
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innings in possibly his final start for the White Sox and
Tyler Flowers homered to lead Chicago to a victory over
the Blue Jays.
The White Sox played their first game since Ozzie
Guillen was released from his contract after Monday
nights victory over the Blue Jays. Pitching coach Don
Cooper served as interim manager.
Buehrle (13-9) allowed six hits, struck out six and
walked none. He left to an ovation before throwing a pitch
in the top of the eighth.
Buehrle will be a free agent after the season.
Henderson Alvarez (1-3) took the loss.
Twins 7, Royals 4
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franchise history to lose 100 games in a season.
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walked one.
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second most in Oakland history behind Vida Blues 42
for a pitcher before his 24th birthday.
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and eight hits in five innings. He walked the second batter
of the game, Coco Crisp, to end his streak without issuing a
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8 The Herald Wednesday, September 28, 2011
DELPHOS Miller Citys
girls soccer team came to
The Graveyard outside of
St. Johns High School and
handed the host Lady Blue Jays
a 4-0 girls soccer loss Monday
Despite the loss, Lady Blue
Jay coach John Munoz was
pleased with his teams effort.
Everything weve been
working on, the girls are apply-
ing to the match. I thought
we looked good, especially
the first half, Munoz noted.
Were making a lot of prog-
ress as far as passing the ball
well, moving the ball and
working together. We had a
shorter time of preparation due
to Homecoming but the girls
really prepared well for this
match. Were putting things
together better and better.
So are the Lady Wildcats
(8-4-2) of head man Nick
We went through a lull there
in our mid-season; practices get
a little long and the girls legs
get a bit tired, Putman said.
The last couple of matches,
we seem to be getting back
to what we were doing well
before: passing, moving well,
being aggressive.
The Wildcats controlled the
shots on-goal 16-7 (18-8 total).
Despite having the wind
against them the first half,
Miller City didnt let that both-
er them.
They broke on the score-
board at the 27:58 mark of
the first half. Senior Jessica
Nienberg got possession inside
the box and fired from the right
post to the left side by sopho-
more keeper Madison Kreeger
(11 saves).
The Jays (2-9) tried to match
that goal at 19:01 when senior
Myriah Jackson fired one from
the top of the circle that forced
junior Wildcat netminder
Melissa Michel (5 saves) to
dive for a save.
The visitors made it a 2-goal
edge at 18:31 when senior
Marissa Schroeder got posses-
sion on a steal and make a good
run down the middle; she made
Kreeger commit and went left
side for the tally.
The Jays steadied them-
selves in the second half and
though the wind was against
them, they pressed their attack
forward much better.
They had the first really
good look at 32:05 on a free
kick by senior Kait Wrasman
but her 20-yarder was just over
the top of the crossbar.
Kreeger stopped two shots:
at 25:05 by senior Jessica Leis
and at 17:31 from Schroeder.
The Jays had another nice
opening at 9:31 when senior
Courtney Grothouse just missed
over the bar from 14 yards.
With the Jays bench limit-
ed due to injuries, the Wildcats
began to wear them down.
They made it 3-0 at 8:20
when Nienberg sent a corner
kick from the right side to Leis
in the center, who 1-touched
the orb past Kreeger from six
They made it 4-0 at 3:35
when Lewis got control of the
ball near the top of the circle;
she fired and Kreeger dove but
the orb took a bad hop over the
prone keeper and into the left
side of the net.
It seems that every mistake
we make which are more
and more smaller ones the
other team takes advantage,
Munoz added. Miller City is
a heck of a team; we knew that
coming in. They are another in
a long line of some tough com-
petition weve faced this year.
Weve also had some injury
problems this year; at one time,
we had eight girls out with
injuries. We got two back and
they are working back in the
rotation. Hopefully, we can get
some more back soon.
Putman hopes that his team
continues its better play.
Weve got some skilled
players, Putman added.
Weve also got a lot of them.
We dictated the pace and
tempo of the match today and
we wore them out; we forced
them to chase us. Were back
to playing the style of soccer
we were before and were more
than capable of sustaining.
St. Johns hosts Wapakoneta
1 p.m. Saturday. Miller City
visits Archbold that same day.
Miller City shuts out
St. Johns on the pitch
Lincolnviews volley-
ball team grabbed a 27-25,
24-26, 25-20, 25-20 victo-
ry over St. Johns Monday
night at Robert A. Arnzen
With both teams searching
to put together a late-season
run in preparation
for the post-sea-
son, the first set
was typical of two
units. This was
a back-and-forth
battle with neither
team able to really got on an
extended run. As expected, it
came down to the finish and
the Lady Lancers was better
this time around. Down 25-24,
a controversial call went the
way of the guests and they
rode that quick momentum to
a 1-set advantage.
We dont dwell on those
things; we move on, St.
Johns coach Kellie Sterling
noted. Once more, our prob-
lem is finishing sets. When
we get the lead, we dont
seem able to hold on; we
have to realize we need to
keep playing, that our oppo-
nents arent going to stop
playing and let us win. We
need to keep going at it.
The second set wasnt
much different than the first,
though there were two key
runs; one by both teams.
The Blue Jays (3-12) rode a
5-point run, keyed by a stuff
and a tip by junior Heather
Vogt (10 kills; 6 blocks)
and three Lancer errors. The
hosts seemed on
the verge of run-
ning away with
the set by lead-
ing 18-10 on an
ace by junior
Christie Carder
(20 assists).
Back came the visitors, jump-
started on a kill by sopho-
more Ashley McClure (26/29
serving, 2 aces; 11 digs). She
served six straight points and
the Lancers later took a 21-19
edge on a Lady Jay mis-
cue. The hosts rallied and
closed the set out on two
Lincolnview net errors to tie
the match up at a set apiece.
I was proud of the way
the girls played, Lincolnview
coach Heather Byrne noted.
They played well as a team
and were able to finish the
game, which has been a chal-
lenge for us this season. Our
serve-receive passed well,
which allowed our setters to
run a productive offense.
The third set followed its
previous kin, with neither
team holding more than a
4-point lead. It seemed that
whenever one team seemed
ready to get on a run, the
other had the answer in one
form or another. That is, until
a 22-18 Lincolnview advan-
tage late in the
set. Senior Shelby
Reindel (12 kills;
3 blocks) stuffed
a Lancer hit to get
the Jays back and
a hitting error put
them down 22-20.
However, a serv-
ing error gave the
Lancers the serve and junior
Jodie Doner (23/26 hitting,
14 kills) got a stuff and junior
Lauren Calvert got one, too,
to put the Lancers in com-
mand at 2-1.
The fourth set was also
very much like the previous
three, with neither team get-
ting much of an edge. The
biggest edge by either squad
was five the final margin
as no one seemed able to
put a consistent spurt togeth-
er. In the end, it came down
to the likes of Lancer senior
Carley Springer (23/29 hit-
ting, 11 kills; 17/18 serving,
4 aces) and her friends that
put them over the top. Two
Springer kills and a hitting
error by the hosts salted the
match away.
St. Johns was led by
junior libero Katrina Etzkorn
(13 digs).
Lincolnview is a scrappy
team; I want my girls to get
that type of mind-
set, to be scrappy,
Sterling added.
They are a great
defensive team;
they dug a lot of
our hits up. So did
my defense tonight;
we did pretty well
there. It just comes
down to us adopting
that mentality that nothing
hits the floor and we go until
the end of the play.
Senior Becca Adam
(103/106 setting, 39 assists)
and junior libero Whitney
Miller (29 digs) also con-
tributed much to the Lancer
The Blue Jays grabbed the
junior varsity match 25-16,
Lincolnview hosts Ada
6 p.m. Thursday. St. Johns
hosts Ottoville 10 a.m. (JV)
Lady Lancers grab 4-set victory over Jays
The Delphos Herald

Glandorf traveled to Ottoville
Monday night to take on the
Lady Green volleyball team
and grabbed a sweep by scores
of 27-25, 25-18, 25-14.
The Titans improved to 9-4
while Ottoville slipped to 5-6
on the season.
The first set was a nail-
biter as the score went back-
and-forth as Ottawa-Glandorf
took a 23-20 lead with a Kristi
Jerwers kill. Ottoville rallied
back as junior Abby Siefker
had a big kill to bring her team
within one, 23-22. The Titans
missed an attack as the game
was tied 23-23.
A Megan Bendele kill assist-
ed by Tonya Kaufman tied the
game again at 25. Jerwers and
setter Kelley Selhorst led their
team to the first-set victory.
The first game, we came
out really strong and played
very well, Ottoville junior
varsity coach Kirt Martz said.
We just had a couple missed
serves and some crucial mis-
takes that cost us the game,
even though we played right
there with them.
The second set was led by
Titans middle hitter Jill Recker
who had four blocks and two
kills. Ottawa-Glandorf was up
21-14but Ottoville didnt give
up as a Bendele kill brought
the Lady Green back within
five, 23-18. Jerwers ended the
set with a tip as Ottoville was
caught on their heels.
The third set was led by the
Titans carrying the momen-
tum from set two. Siefker ral-
lied her team back to come
within seven, 16-9, but an
ace by Kelsey Baldwin gave
Ottawa-Glandorf a command-
ing 22-11 lead. Three kills by
senior Michelle Ruhe and two
blocks by Recker gave Ottawa-
Glandorf the victory.
Siefker had five kills and
two blocks in the third set for
We fell apart in the second
and third game after the dif-
ficult first-set loss and never
bounced back, Martz added.
Siefker led all hitters with
14 kills and five blocks for the
Titans send Lady Green under .500 in volleyball
The Delphos Herald

Riverdale traveled to Fort
Jennings and its Outdoor
Athletic Complex Monday
night to take on the boys soc-
cer team on a wet and muddy
Riverdale controlled the
ball as they took seven shots
on-goal while the Musketeers
had two.
However, neither team
could hit the back of the net as
the game ended in a tie, 0-0.
Riverdale shot four times at
the goal in the first half, two by
Caleb Shultis, but he couldnt
make it past Fort Jennings
senior goalie Nick Verhoff.
Shultis had his first attempt
at the 26:38 mark on the left side
10 yards out but Fort Jennings
sweeper Aaron Schnipke was
there to kick it away.
Riverdales Nick Parsell
attempted a shot at the 17:40
mark 15 yards out on the left
but Verhoff was there with the
The second half saw more
aggressive play and the boys
were sliding in the mud.
Fort Jennings got its first
shot on-goal when Tyler
Wiedeman had a corner kick to
Seth Ricker, who attempted a
head shot, but Riverdale goalie
Ryan Gilbert was right there
with the grab.
At the 11:52 mark of the
second half, Ricker had a good
attempt at the goal as he made a
fancy move past the Riverdale
defenders but his shot was far
Shultis had a wide-open
look at the goal on the left
side about eight yards out but
Verhoff first deflected it and
then controlled it.
With eight minutes left in
action, Musketeer Chad Recker
had a shot on-goal as he was on
the right side six yards out but
Gilbert dove and came up with
the save.
I thought we played much
better in the second half as we
were more defensive-focused
but not attacking focus, Fort
Jennings coach Gregg Luthman
said. I dont thing either team
was right on their touch and
that probably had to do with the
slippery field.
Fort Jennings sees its record
at 4-6-1 and Riverdales record
is 5-5-1.
The Musketeers host
St. Marys Memorial 1 p.m.
Musketeers, Falcons
battle to scoreless draw
The Delphos Herald
Jefferson Wildcats played
host to the Temple Christian
Pioneers Monday night in
non-league volleyball action
at Jefferson High School.
The visiting Lady Pioneers
grabbed a 25-16, 25-22, 25-9
The Jeffcats came out a
little sluggish to
open the match and it
showed early as they
lost the first set.
Temple Christian
continued the success
that they had in the
first set and brought
the momentum into
set 2. They let the
home team make their
own mistakes and
force them to bring
the ball back to their
side of the court. Jefferson
struggled with the
service for most of
the night and espe-
cially in this set but
still kept it close
enough. In the end,
the guests pushed
ahead at the end for
a 2-set lead.
Junior Fallon
Van Dyke led the
Wildcats (1-11)
with five kills and
three aces on the night.
Set 3 was very similar to
the first two sets. The Pioneers
completely controlled it and
paced themselves to finish off
the sweep.
Head coach Joy Early
thought her Wildcats just did
not come into the game ready
to play.
The teamwork was just
not there tonight and we were
hoping to bring the play we
had on Saturday into tonight
but it just did not happen, she
Temple Christian Pioneers cruise past Jeffcats
Van Dyke
By Brian Bassett
Times Bulletin Sports Editor
VAN WERT - After beat-
ing Lincolnview last week, the
Crestview Lady Knight vol-
leyball team looked to cap-off
a sweep of cross-county rivals
Monday, traveling to Van Wert
to take on the Lady Cougars.
They did just that. After drop-
ping the first set to Van Wert,
the Lady Knights rambled off
three straight wins to take the
match, 3-1 (21-25, 25-15, 25-19,
Van Wert jumped out to a
15-13 lead in set one, before a
Danica Hicks kill and a Lady
Knight block tied the score at
15. Crestview then took the lead
and extended it to 18-15. The
Lady Cougars rallied, however,
tying the game at 18, before
a Maggie Allmandinger kill
gave Van Wert a 19-18 lead and
prompted a Crestview time-out.
Crestview scored consecu-
tive points out of the break
to regain the lead, before a
Crestview attack error and an
Allmandinger service ace made
the score 21-20, Van Wert. The
Cougars then scored four unan-
swered points, capped off by
a Molly Gamble and Danielle
Hitchcock block to claim the
first set for the Lady Cougars,
The second set saw early
ties at four, five and six, before
a string of Van Wert errors and
a MeKale Clifton point gave
the Lady Knights an 11-6 lead,
which led to a Van Wert time-
out. The break didnt help the
Lady Cougars, however, as the
Crestview run continued and
consecutive blocks by McKenzie
Nofer and Clifton made the Lady
Knight advantage 15-6.
Van Wert battled back and
an Alexis Dowdy kill brought
the Lady Cougars within seven,
17-10. The run was tempo-
rary, however, as the Knights
increased their advantage to
21-12. It became 21-14 on a
Gamble kill, which made
Crestview use a time-out.
Out of the break, Crestview
out-scored the Lady Cougars,
4-1, to claim the set victory,
25-15, tying the match at one.
Much like the second set, the
third also saw a string of early
ties, the teams were dead-locked
at one, five, six, seven, eight and
13. Crestview then went on a
run that was capped by a Clifton
ace which made the score 17-13,
Lady Knights.
The Crestview lead grew to
six when Holly Genth recorded
an ace to make the score 22-16.
The Lady Cougars would not
go away quietly, however, as a
Gamble kill brought them with-
in four, 22-18. Crestview would
out-score Van Wert, 3-1, the
remainder to take the game (25-
19), and the match lead, 2-1.
The third game saw ties at
four, five and six, before the
Lady Cougars went on a run
that was copped off by a Gamble
kill, which made the score 12-7,
Van Wert, and prompted a Lady
Knight time-out. Out of the
break, a Lady Cougar error and
a Genth ace brought Crestview
back within three, 12-9. The
Crestview rallied continued, and
a Danica Hicks kill tied the
game at 14. The teams then
traded points before Crestview
went on a run which was capped
by a Taylor Hamrick ace that
gave the Lady Knights a 18-15
lead, and made Van Wert burn
a time-out.
Out of the break, the Lady
Knights remained hot, running
the score to 23-16, prompting
the Lady Cougars to use their
second time-out. Following
the second break, the Lady
Cougars showed signs of life, as
an Allmandinger ace made the
score 23-19. Crestview with-
stood the Lady Cougar rally,
however, finishing the game
strong as a Taylor Springer kill
gave them set point and a Lady
Cougar carry gave them the set
(25-20) and the match.
Leading the Lady Knights
in serving on the evening was
Clifton, who went 21-21 with an
ace. Kirstin Hicks went 17-17
with two aces and Genth went
14-14 with two aces.
Danica Hicks was the lead-
ing hitter for Crestview, with 18
kills. Springer added 11.
Springer also had 21 assists
and Danica Hicks contributed
15. Genth led the team with 18
digs, Hamrick had 10. Danica
Hicks also recorded three
The loss moves Van Werts
record to 4-8 on the season. With
the win, Crestview improves to
11-1 on the season.
Knights complete sweep of county rivals
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girlfriend and I
have no intentions
of ever getting
married. We have
been together
many, many years.
We purchased a
home together
several years ago.
We have a signed
document stating that if one
of us should pass away, the
house becomes sole property
of the other. There are no
children on either side who
would share in any of the
estate the other leaves. Is
there anything else that we
should have to protect each
other besides the will? Also,
we have not blended our
finances. What should I do
to protect myself? -- P.T.,
via email
DEAR P.T.: I am unclear
why you are handling this
the way you are. You say you
own a home together, which
means that somewhere along
the line there was a closing
and the deed was drawn.
I think the deed should be
changed to a survivor-type
document, which varies in
name from state to state.
You mentioned you
have a will. I assume that
everything goes to the
surviving partner. Once
again, because this appears to
be a permanent arrangement,
you should run this past an
attorney or attorneys (one
for each of you) to make
certain you are protected
from the relatives of your
significant other, should he
or she pass away.
have an opinion on debt-
settlement companies? Are
there any credible ones out
there? -- Tanya, via email
are tons of debt-settlement
companies advertising out
there, and you can bet your
bottom dollar that with the
current economic crisis we
are experiencing, there are
a whole lot of bad ones in
the mix. What they have in
common is they are looking
for people with relatively
large debts, and they try and
negotiate a lower number.
What it comes down to, in
many cases, is the threat
that their client will just go
bankrupt and then have no
obligations if they are not
given highly preferential
treatment from credit card
companies, etc. I know of
none that I would endorse.
I have heard there are some
companies that handle this
in a reasonably ethical
manner, but many do not. Be
very careful about providing
upfront money. While there
might be a good reason for
some money up front, this is
the one avenue that makes
many people who are in
hock very vulnerable.
Unmarried couples willpower
Photo submitted
Credit union joins chamber
Superior Federal Credit Union, 1303 E. Fifth St., Delphos, recently joined the Delphos Area Chamber of
Commerce. Participating in the ribbon-cutting are, from left, Delphos City Council President Bob Ulm, cham-
ber board member Janet Metzger, SFCU President and CEO Phil Buell, SFCU Financial Service Officer Allisha
Reaman, SFCU Board Member; Ray Hughes, Mayor Mike Gallmeier and Chamber Director Jennifer Moenter.
Superior Federal Credit Union is a non-profit financial cooperative owned by its members. Membership
eligibility is open to anyone who lives, works, worships, or attends school in Allen, Auglaize, Hardin, Mercer,
Putnam, and Van Wert counties. The credit unions excess earnings are returned to members in the form of
friendly service, low interest rates on loans, high yield savings and investment accounts, and low or no-fee
convenience services.
Rhodes State College, Ohio Small Business Development
Centers, Walter C. Potts Entrepreneurship Center, Ohio
Minority Business Assistance Center and the Lima Allen
County Chamber Foundation will host a seminar Launch
Your Business right from 6-9 p.m. on Tuesday at the Walter
C. Potts Entrepreneur Center.
The seminar will be an introduction to recognizing the
characteristics of a successful entrepreneur; assessing your
personal and business aptitude, business planning and is also
an introduction to NxLevel Start Up Business Planning.
There is no charge for the seminar. Pre-register by calling
Jessie at 419-222-6045. ext. 234 or Beth at 419-995-8464.
Introduction to Entrepreneurship
Seminar planned at Rhodes
First Federal Bank has
announced the recent promo-
tion of Matthew Altenburger
to commercial lender
in the Delphos office.
A graduate of
the University of
Saint Francis with
a degree in finance,
Altenburger has been
with First Federal
Bank since July 2010,
beginning as a com-
mercial credit ana-
lyst. In his new posi-
tion, he will establish
and maintain business rela-
tionships in Delphos and the
surrounding areas. He pro-
vides a number of commer-
cial services such as lending
assistance, lines of credit and
cash management services.
A l t e n b u r g e r
is a member of the
Delphos Country Club
and the Immaculate
Conception Church in
Ottoville. He also par-
ticipates in the Junior
Achievement program.
He currently resides in
New Haven, Ind., with
his wife Jena, and the
couple plan to move
back to the Delphos
Altenburgers office is
located at 230 E. Second St.,
in Delphos.
Altenburger promoted to
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The Associated Press
in the involuntary manslaugh-
ter case against Michael
Jacksons personal physi-
cian were presented with two
portraits of the pop superstar
during the first day of testi-
mony one of an entertainer
motivated to succeed at his
first concerts in nearly a dozen
years and the other of a man
too damaged at times to per-
The panel that will deter-
mine Dr. Conrad Murrays fate
also got a sense of Jacksons
international stardom after
one of the promoters testi-
fied that after the singers 50
comeback shows planned for
London sold out, there was
still demand for 50 more.
Jackson would never return
to the stage, dying unexpect-
edly in June 2009 at age 50.
Prosecutors drove the point
home early in opening state-
ments Tuesday, showing jurors
a picture of a lifeless Jackson
laying on a hospital gurney.
Hours later they played
four minutes of Jacksons final
rehearsals of two songs. His
mother, Katherine, dabbed her
eyes with a tissue as video of
her son singing Earth Song
filled the courtroom.
Jacksons persona was
present throughout the trials
opening day, although pros-
ecutors are now moving their
case toward the events that led
to his death and their immedi-
ate aftermath. Testimony from
Paul Gongaware, an executive
with concert promoter AEG
Live will continue Wednesday
morning, and he will be fol-
lowed by one of Jacksons
bodyguards and a personal
Days before Jacksons
Earth Song performance
during a rehearsal at Staples
Center, the superstars health
prompted friend and collabo-
rator Kenny Ortega to ques-
tion whether the singer needed
serious help. He had just spent
hours cradling the singer, try-
ing to warm him from deep
shivers that kept him from
He was like a lost boy,
Ortega wrote in an email to
promoters five days before
Jacksons death. There may
still be a chance he can rise to
the occasion if we get him the
help he needs.
The email drew a rebuke
from Murray, who Ortega said
told him not to try to play
amateur doctor or psycholo-
gist. Five days later, the singer
was dead.
Prosecutors allege Murray
caused Jacksons death by
providing him with a lethal
dose of the anesthetic propofol
and other sedatives without the
proper lifesaving equipment or
skills. In opening statements,
Deputy District Attorney
David Walgren said Murray
delayed summoning emergen-
cy crews and lied to doctors
and medics when he failed to
reveal that he had been giving
Jackson the medications to try
to help the entertainer sleep.
One of the days most stun-
ning moments came when
Walgren played a recording
of a conversation between
Jackson and Murray in which
the singer detailed what he
wanted out of the shows.
Jacksons voice, though recog-
nizable, was slow and slurred.
We have to be phenom-
enal, Jackson is heard say-
ing in the recording, which
investigators gleaned from
Murrays phone after the
singers death. When people
leave this show, when people
leave my show, I want them to
say, Ive never seen nothing
like this in my life. Go. Go.
Ive never seen nothing like
this. Go. Its amazing. Hes
the greatest entertainer in the
Murrays lead defense attor-
ney Ed Chernoff also noted
Jacksons desire for success,
but that the singers ambition
ultimately prompted him to
give himself a fatal dose of
He said Murray had been
trying to wean Jackson off
propofol, but that the enter-
tainer kept requesting it on the
day he died to help him sleep.
Michael Jackson start-
ed begging, Chernoff said.
When Michael Jackson told
Dr. Murray, I have to sleep.
They will cancel my perfor-
mance, he meant it.
He told jurors that Jackson
swallowed enough of the seda-
tive lorazepam to put six peo-
ple to sleep before ingesting
propofol. The combination,
which Chernoff called a per-
fect storm of medications,
killed Jackson so quickly that
he didnt even have chance to
close his eyes.
Jurors presented tales of
Jacksons promise, pain
(Continued from page 1)
The signs parents can look
for, that a child may be a
bullys target, are the same as
with other bullying forms:
Indications of emotional
Withdraw from friends;
Withdraw from social
Desire to avoid going to
Mood changes; and
Grades begin slipping.
Some of the measures that
can be taken to curtail cyber-
bullying include blocking
calls and texts from the bully;
keeping household comput-
ers in family spaces instead
of personal bedrooms; and
monitoring online activities
whenever possible.
Allen County Prosecutor Juergen Waldick talks about
cyberbullying to teachers and parents Tuesday at Jefferson
High school.
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the Van Wert County
Vet er ans Ser vi ce
Commission. In your 20-plus
years of service, you have
brought proficiency and
expertise to the Van Wert
County Veterans Service
Commission. You have
been a tremendous asset to
the State of Ohio and to
the men and women who
have served our nation. On
behalf of all Ohioans, Karen
and I thank you for your
exemplifying and highest
tradition of patriotism for
all Americans and extend
our best wishes for enjoying
retirement on this 27th day
of September 2011.
After presenting the
award to Harman, Moe
remarked, If anyone exem-
plifies service to our veter-
ans, its Keith.
Its been an enjoyable
20-plus years. Enjoyable,
rewarding, frustrating, but
I have thoroughly enjoyed
working with the veterans
of this county and all the
staff here in the courthouse.
Were all a big family. And
Im not done working for
veterans, either, Harman
Moe also took the oppor-
tunity Tuesday morning
to visit with the Van Wert
County Veterans Services
Commission members as
well as all three county
commissioners about the
agency and the communica-
tion between the state and
county level.
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Fords success stirs UAW
resentment in labor talks
The Associated Press
Fords turnaround over the
last five years has resulted in
big profits and won its CEO
a reputation for brilliant man-
But those same achieve-
ments are stirring resentment
among many of its factory
workers. And that is compli-
cating contract talks between
the company and its union
At The Rouge, Fords
massive, 94-year-old factory
complex in Dearborn, Mich.,
theres talk along the assem-
bly lines of winning back rais-
es and bonuses lost when the
company was near financial
collapse in 2007. Workers,
who assemble F-150 pickup
trucks at the site, are upset
that Ford is trying to cut labor
costs, especially after nine
straight profitable quarters and
a $26.5 million pay package
for CEO Alan Mulally.
A few miles to the north,
inside Fords 13-story head-
quarters known as the Glass
House, executives are worried
because workers, on average,
cost the company $58 an hour
in pay and benefits, the high-
est in U.S. auto industry.
Both sides are trying to find
a compromise this week while
work continues at Ford fac-
tories under a contract exten-
sion. A top union bargainer
told workers on a telephone
recording Monday night that
talks are accelerating and he is
hopefully optimistic a deal
can be reached this week.
Fords profits and the pos-
sibility of a strike could force
the company into a deal thats
more generous to workers
than the one already negoti-
ated with General Motors Co.
Chrysler, meanwhile, contin-
ues to negotiate its own con-
tract with the union.
Differences between Ford
and the union date to 2007,
when all three Detroit auto-
makers were on the verge
of financial ruin. The year
before that, Ford lost $12.6
billion, and U.S. sales were
down 8 percent. Worried that
the company would collapse,
Ford workers began a series of
Like workers at GM and
Chrysler, they eventually
gave up cost-of-living pay
raises, performance bonuses
and other benefits. GM and
Chrysler needed government
bailouts and bankruptcy pro-
tection to stay in business, but
Ford took billions in private
loans and endured on its own.
As a result, Ford became
a consumer favorite and the
company prospered. It paid
Mulally for engineering the
turnaround and restored merit
pay and some other benefits
for white-collar workers,
angering union members.
The compensation for the
CEO has been widely pub-
licized, and those kinds of
things wend their way up and
down the assembly line, says
Harley Shaiken, a professor at
the University of California at
Berkeley and a specialist in
labor issues. It creates higher
At Ford, bargainers are
expected to use the deal with
GM as a template. But its
unclear if its provisions will
be acceptable to Ford or its
union workers. Under the
deal, GM workers would get
a $5,000 bonus for ratifying
the contract, more profit shar-
ing and higher pay for entry-
level workers. Although the
deal has no pay raise for most
workers, it appears headed for
Its the lack of raises that
has rankled many of Fords
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New Beginnings
This is the last release
for Dr. Gott. We thank
him for the thoughtful and
informative medical advice
he has given to his faithful
readers for more than 27
years, and we wish him well
as he pursues his online
began writing medical columns
for my local weekly paper in
1967, the year I moved from
New York to a bucolic section
of New England where I have
remained ever since. Perhaps
part of my success stems
from the fact that I admit Im
I did and still do refer to
physicians as being arrogant,
pompous, egocentric and
irrationally independent. We
pontificate, are self-righteous,
impatient and materialistic,
have obsessions for fast and
expensive cars, believe we are
infallible, a step above most
people, and entitled to fringe
benefits and large investment
portfolios because of the MD
after our names.
I write that our feathers
are fluffed and our heads
swell if we walk into an office
waiting room full of patients
who have to wait to be seen.
I indicated in writing once
that if a patient was made to
wait more than 45 minutes to
see a physician who doesnt
explain the justifiable delay,
the doctor should be sent a bill
for the wait time. Still today, I
believe these qualities apply
to far too many physicians.
After all, as a member of the
club, I feel if I cant poke fun
at my profession, nobody can.
Im not afraid to speak out.
After reading some of my
columns a number of years
ago, the executive director of
the Dutchess County, N.Y.,
Medical Society approached
the president of my countys
medical society because he
was outraged by my attacks
on the profession. My, how
the fur did fly! The society
wanted me censured. They
then found, to their dismay,
I was a past president of my
countys society!
Because of all the hoopla,
I was interviewed on radio,
television and in newspapers.
Unknowingly, I became
a celebrity overnight. In
retrospect, I thank those
critics because I was
approached by Newspaper
Enterprise Association in
April 1984 to become its new
medical columnist, replacing
Dr. Lawrence Lamb, a heart
specialist. What a good
move! I became syndicated,
appearing in more than 700
newspapers nationwide, as
well as in several foreign
countries. I began receiving
about 2,500 pieces of mail
every week. To this day I cant
thank my syndicate enough
for its continued support and
Ive seen many changes
in medicine over the years.
Research remains ongoing on
almost every condition known
to mankind and offers new
treatments and even some
cures. New medications are
constantly being introduced
and investigated -- some that
appear to be nothing short
of a miracle, others that may
have unwanted long-range
side effects that arent always
promising in the overall
scheme of things.
Looking back, I had
a demanding practice. I
was medical director of
two private schools, town
sanitarian, made daily house
calls, was on call at my local
hospital every third night and
weekend year-round -- and
put pen to paper for a seven-
day-a-week column. I wrote
several books. All this must
have cut into the time I set
aside for family and for the
few hours of sleep I was able
to get. Surprisingly enough, I
loved every minute of it and
still treasure the memory of
those patients I was allowed
and privileged to care for.
I prided myself on being
a technophobe and dug in
my heels when it came to
learning about computers.
But change is inevitable in
this ever-changing world.
The economic climate is
different. Newspapers have
gone digital, and one click of
a mouse button will update
a reader to the top events
of the day. I wanted to be a
part of that world, too. So,
in 2010, I stepped up to the
plate and with the support
of my syndicate, coupled
with the vast knowledge of
my office staff, I expanded
my horizons by having an
honest-to-goodness website,
This was no small task, but I
can now reach readers with a
click of a button.
Change has struck again,
and now its time to say
farewell to my newspaper
syndicate family (with whom
Ive been for 28 years and
hello to the Internet. I will
continue to write and answer
readers questions every day.
Writing is in my blood. Your
emails should still go to my
website as they have in the
past. Readers who prefer to
mail in their inquiries and
health questions, or to request
health report orders in writing,
should forward them to Peter
H. Gott, M.D., P.O. Box 433,
Lakeville, CT 06039.
So, loyal readers, stay
tuned and please keep your
letters coming by whichever
method works for you.
Im here to stay by using a
different venue and value
every letter I receive.
Dr. Peter H. Gott is a
retired physician and the
author of several books,
including Live Longer,
Live Better, Dr. Gotts No
Flour, No Sugar Diet and
Dr. Gotts No Flour, No
Sugar Cookbook, which are
available at most bookstores
or online. His website is www.
Str Gzing
Andy Rooney exiting
60 Minutes this Sunday
The Associated Press
1,096 essays for 60 Minutes
under his belt, Andy Rooney
will deliver his 1,097th on
Sundays broadcast. And it
will be his last as a regular
The 92-year-old Rooney
will announce his departure at
the end of the program, where
he has been featured since
1978, CBS News announced
on Tuesday. It will be pre-
ceded by a segment in which
Rooney looks back on his
career with 60 Minutes cor-
respondent Morley Safer.
Theres nobody like Andy
and there never will be,
said Jeff Fager, chairman of
CBS News and 60 Minutes
executive producer.
He called Rooneys con-
tributions to the program
immeasurable, and added,
Its harder for him to do it
every week, but he will always
have the ability to speak his
mind on 60 Minutes when
the urge hits him.
Rooney began speaking
his mind on 60 Minutes
in July 1978 with an essay
about misleading reporting of
automobile fatalities on the
Independence Day weekend.
Car for car, argued
Rooney, its one of the saf-
est weekends of the year to
be going someplace. In fact,
fewer people die of all causes
on that weekend than at most
other times, his research told
him. And since fewer people
are watching television over
the Fourth, he added, I sup-
pose fewer die of boredom.
He was a tender 59 years
old, and, that fall, he became
a regular contributor, deliver-
ing sometimes folksy, some-
times peppery observations
on ordinary life under the
title, A Few Minutes With
Andy Rooney.
Rooney had been a contrib-
utor to 60 Minutes since the
shows debut. During its first
season in 1968 he appeared
a few times in silhouette
with Palmer Williams, 60
Minutes senior producer, in
a short-lived segment called
Ipso and Facto.
He also produced 60
Minutes segments during
the broadcasts first few sea-
Rooney joined CBS in
1949 as a writer for Arthur
Godfreys Talent Scouts, a
hit show of that day. He also
wrote for The Garry Moore
Show (1959-65), a popular
variety show. At the same
time, he was writing for CBS
News public-affairs broad-
casts such as The Twentieth
Century and Calendar.
He wrote his first tele-
vision essay in 1964, An
Essay on Doors. Continuing
the collaboration with CBS
News correspondent Harry
Reasoner as on-camera nar-
rator, Rooney composed
contemplations on such sub-
jects as bridges, chairs and
With An Essay on War,
which aired on PBS in 1971,
Rooney made his first appear-
ance delivering his words.
But his skills as a writer
and producer, not as the talk-
ing head he also famously
became late in life, were the
roles he said he always val-
ued most.
I obviously have a
knack for getting on paper
what a lot of people have
thought and didnt realize
they thought, he reflected
in an interview with The
Associated Press in 1998.
And they say, Hey, yeah!
And they like that.
Jett, GNR, Heart, The Cure nominated
The Associated Press
Long ago, Joan Jett and
the Blackhearts professed
their love for rock n roll.
Its time to see if the feeling
runs both ways.
The iconic rock act is on
the list of Rock and Roll
Hall of Fame nominees
for the 2012 class released
Tuesday. Women who rock
feature prominently among
first-time nominees. Joining
Jett, whose I Love Rock
n Roll remains a clas-
sic rock standard 30 years
after its release, are sister act
Heart and Rufus with Chaka
Theyre joined by Guns
N Roses, hip-hop pioneers
Eric B. & Rakim, glum
glam Goths The Cure and
The Small Faces/The Faces,
which includes Rod Stewart.
Bluesman Freddie King and
The Spinners are also first-
time nominees on the ballot
for the halls 2012 class.
Previous nominees up
again include The Beastie
Boys, The Red Hot Chili
Peppers, Donna Summer,
Laura Nyro, Donovan and
War and its an eclectic
group, running from lush
British folk to classic early
beats and bone-crushing
power rock.
An act must have
released its first single or
album 25 years ago to qual-
ify for induction. More than
500 voters will determine
who makes the hall. New
members will be inducted
at a ceremony at the hall
of fame in Cleveland on
April 14.
Guns N Roses is the
headliner of the first-timers
group. The L.A. bad boys
were easily the largest hard
rock act of the 1980s and
early 90s, featuring siren-
voiced lead singer Axl Rose
and Slash playing muscled
riffs on lead guitar. GnRs
Appetite for Destruction
was a game-changing album
and they went on to sell
more than 100 million
albums. Their iconic hits like
Welcome to the Jungle
and Paradise City remain
a radio staple.
The leather-clad and
tough-as-nails Jett was an
early icon for women rock-
ers. A founding member of
the all-female The Runaways,
she went on to become a
chart-topping success after
forming the Blackhearts in
Heart similarly made an
indelible mark on the rock
scene of the 1970s and 80s.
Among the first women to
front an aggressive rock
band, singer Ann Wilson
and her sister, guitarist
Nancy Wilson, cut some of
the eras most memorable
songs, from Barracuda to
Magic Man, and inspired a
generation of women along
the way.
Then a teen, Khan burst on
the scene with the Chicago-
based Rufus in the 1970s.
She defied easy categoriza-
tion, moving easily between
R&B, rock and disco before
going onto an enviable solo
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Joan Jett
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Friday 5pm-8pm
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Mobile Homes
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Save on food at work
Packing a lunch can help you
save money at work. Keep foods at
your desk or in an emergency snack
box in your car with items such as
granola bars, peanut butter, crackers,
microwave popcorn, applesauce
or fruit cups, soup, oatmeal, nuts,
sunflower seeds, dry cereal or dried
fruit. This helps in case you are
running late or forget your lunch at
If your co-workers like to eat
out together, suggest a potluck. One
reader, Libby from Canada, shares:
To have a change or switch-up for
lunch, a few of the girls at work and
I do a potluck. One person will bring
enough food for all three of us to share
and we take turns doing this. One
week, I made pot stickers/dumplings
and sauteed Chinese veggies; the next
week one girl made jerk chicken with
rice and peas; and the following week
the other girl made lasagna. Its fun to
eat something that YOU didnt make.
It makes you feel like you got out
and tried something different and you
didnt have to pay for it.
The first reader tip shares another
way to get frugal work food. Ive
included two shortcut recipes from
readers that you can make and enjoy
anytime, too.
Frugal office food: The office
itself can be a good source of frugal
food -- leftovers! Every Friday, our
sales department has bagels; I swing
through, collect a few bagels and toss
them in the office freezer and use them
for breakfast or lunch the following
week. The bagels are otherwise
thrown out at the end of the day.
The IT group is all over the building
every day and knows where there are
lunch leftovers. We just go in right
after meetings and pack up food that
is otherwise thrown away. Its often
salads, fruit plates and sandwiches or
pizza, perfect next-day leftovers. This
is also a great way to get trays and
lids, food storage for parties or for
sharing food with others. -- Maggie,
Pumpkin pudding: This is a
quick and easy recipe for pumpkin pie
lovers who dont have time to make a
pie. Its a recipe I use for a class with
children at the public library.
1 15-ounce can pumpkin
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1 1/2 cups milk
3.5-ounce package instant vanilla
pudding (you can use sugar-free)
Mix pumpkin and pumpkin
pie spice together in a bowl with a
wooden spoon. Slowly stir in milk.
Mix well. Add the instant pudding
mix and stir until it thickens. Portion
into serving dishes and chill the
mixture in the refrigerator until ready
to serve. Garnish with whipped cream
(if desired) and a dusting of crushed
gingersnap cookies. Makes six
servings. -- Karen, Kansas
Easy apple dumplings
2 large Granny Smith apples,
peeled and cored
2 (10-ounce) cans refrigerated
crescent roll dough
4 ounces cream cheese, optional
1 cup butter
1 1/2 cups white sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 (12-fluid-ounce) can of
Mountain Dew

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Grease a 9-by-13-inch baking dish.
Cut each apple into eight wedges
and set aside. Separate the crescent
roll dough into triangles. Spread half
a teaspoon of cream cheese on each
dough triangle (can omit this). Roll
each apple wedge in crescent roll
dough starting at the smallest end.
Pinch to seal and place in the baking
dish. Melt butter in a small saucepan
and stir in the sugar and cinnamon.
Pour over the apple dumplings. Pour
Mountain Dew over the dumplings.
Bake for 35 to 45 minutes in the
preheated oven, or until golden
brown. Serves 16. -- Sherry P.,

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Wednesday, September 28, 2011 The Herald 13
By Bernice Bede Osol
Some of both
genders need
Dear Annie: I know you
wont print this, because your
column is all about badmouth-
ing men. Hollywood does the
same thing.
Why is it terrible when
a man belittles his wife, but
funny when she belittles him?
Explain why Brad Pitt and
Ben Affleck are sexy when
they dont shave,
but women com-
plain about us for
the same thing.
Some of us have
nose and ear hair,
and women call us
slobs. Maybe we
dont change our
clothes every day.
So what?
This is for all
the wives and girl-
friends: When was
the last time you
shaved your legs,
underarms or even your face?
Do you really think a mous-
tache or two-inch hair stick-
ing out of your chin is an
aphrodisiac? Its not. When
was the last time you used
makeup or put on some per-
fume? Do you really think
wearing sweatpants on your
300-pound body makes you
look like an athlete?
I try to appreciate the finer,
non-physical things about
women. A beautiful heart and
personality are much more
attractive than a pretty face.
But an ungrateful attitude is
many times worse than some
extra hair. Why dont you try
to appreciate us for provid-
ing a decent home and work-
ing hard all our lives to sup-
port our families? When you
change your attitude, a little
extra hair wont seem impor-
tant. -- Sloppy Old Man
Dear Sloppy: Youll for-
give us if we chuckle at your
raging diatribe in support of
being a slob. Of course a lov-
ing heart is the most impor-
tant attribute of any relation-
ship. But there is no excuse
for either men or women to
become unshaven, unkempt
pigs because they have grown
complacent. We guarantee
women would find Brad Pitt
a good deal less attractive if
he had hair sticking out of
his ears and nose and hadnt
changed his underwear in a
week. But you are right that
many women also neglect
their appearance. Each part-
ner in a relationship should
make every effort to look
presentable and sometimes
that involves a magnifying
Dear Annie: I would
greatly appreciate it if you
would please reprint one of
your most requested pieces.
It is entitled After a While
by Veronica A. Shoffstall. I
found it in my drawer and can
no longer read it. -- El Paso,
Dear El Paso: With plea-
sure. Here it is:
After a While by Veronica
A. Shoffstall
After a while you learn
the subtle difference between
holding a hand and chaining
a soul, and you learn that
love doesnt mean leaning
and company doesnt always
mean security.
And you begin to learn that
kisses arent con-
tracts and presents
arent promises, and
you begin to accept
your defeats with
your head up and
your eyes ahead,
with the grace of
a woman, not the
grief of a child.
And you learn to
build all your roads
on today, because
tomorrows ground
is too uncertain for
plans and futures
have a way of falling down in
After a while you learn that
even sunshine burns if you
get too much, so you plant
your own garden and deco-
rate your own soul, instead of
waiting for someone to bring
you flowers.
And you learn that you
really can endure,
you really are strong,
you really do have worth,
and you learn, and you
learn, with every goodbye,
you learn...
Copyright 1971
Dear Annie: I was so
comforted by the letter from
Coping in Calif., whose son
and his wife have cut her out
of their lives. Its true that
theres not one thing we can
do about it. But I loved that
she said along with forgiving
them, we must also protect
ourselves from their cruel
So much is said about cru-
elty to children. But so little
is said about adult children
being cruel to their parents.
-- Iowa
Annies Mailbox
THURSDAY, SEPT. 29, 2011
In coming months, youre apt
to make a very valuable and unique
friendship. This person, who is
introduced to you through a mutual
friend, will open doors for you and
take you to places you can only
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) --
Because you wont dilly-dally over
your opportunities, you could find
yourself involved in several enterprises
at the same time. Youll make them all
live up to your expectations.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) --
The right opening might present itself
to put the finishing touches on a matter
that has given you and everybody else
fits. Be prepared to exploit it like the
21) -- There is likely to be a good
reason for having someone continually
in your thoughts at this time. Why not
get in touch with this person, and see
where it leads?
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
-- The biggest stimulus you could get
is the visualization of the material
rewards you could derive from acting
on one of several options. Define your
purpose and go after it.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19)
-- Experience is generally one of our
best teachers, and thats especially
true at this time. Youll profit from
a past mistake and eke out a victory
where you once met bitter defeat.
PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) --
The two trump cards youre holding
-- your excellent imagination and
your great resourcefulness, will give
you an edge over the competition. Use
them to the fullest.
ARIES (March 21-April 19) --
In order to get the most out of the day,
you need to spend some quality time
with associates who want the same
things you want. By doing so, you can
assemble a better brain trust.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) --
There could be some unique career
opportunities offered to you at this
time that would be to your liking.
Even if others dont see what you
see in these possibilities, follow your
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) --
Youll easily discern the difference
between what is a well-calculated risk
and what is merely a wild gamble.
Follow your own nose and ignore
those who cant see what you see.
CANCER (June 21-July 22)
-- If you spot an unexpected shift in
circumstances forming, you should
consider what the ramifications might
mean and act accordingly. It could put
you one step ahead of the pack.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- One of
your talents is the ability to improve
upon good ideas offered by others.
Dont hesitate to use it whenever
and with whatever is being put in the
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on continuous alert to expand upon
whatever opportunities come your
way, especially if they are financial in
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14 The Herald Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Answers to Mondays questions:
An impressive 78 percent of Americans with siblings
claim to have a good relationship with them.
The biggest church building in the world is the Basilica
of Our Lady of Peace, Ivory Coast, Africa. It was finished
in 1990 and is modeled after St. Peters in Rome. The
basilica can hold 18,000 people.
Todays questions:
Who are the tallest people in the world according to
their country?
Do trees die of old age?
Answers in Thursdays Herald.
Todays words:
Alopecoid: foxy
Novitious: recently invented
Todays joke:
A guy was walking beside a pond when a frog jumped
out and told him that she was really a beautiful princess
and if he were to kiss her, she would make him VERY
happy! He picked up the frog and put it into his pocket.
A few minutes later, the frog poked her head out and
said, Didnt you hear me?! Im a beautiful princess and
if you kiss me I will stay with you and do ANYTHING
you want!
The guy took the frog out and said, Look, I under-
stand what you are saying but I am a computer program-
mer and right now I dont have time for a girlfriend but
a talking frog is really, really cool!
Man who shot Giffords to
be in court for first time
Associated Press
TUCSON, Ariz. The
man accused of wounding Rep.
Gabrielle Giffords in a deadly
shooting rampage is scheduled
today to make his first court
appearance since an angry out-
burst got him kicked out of a
May competency hearing.
Jared Lee Loughners men-
tal status is again the order of
business, as a judge decides
whether its likely the 23-year-
old can be made competent to
stand trial.
But this time around,
Loughner will be under the
effects of psychotropic drugs,
which he has been forced to
take the past 60 days.
U.S. District Judge Larry
Burns will decide whether to
grant prosecutors request to
extend Loughners stay at a
Missouri prison facility by
another eight months. A psy-
chologist told the court that
Loughner remains mentally
unfit to stand trial, but that the
extended stay would give him
time to improve and become
Burns may also discuss
whether to hold another hear-
ing on Loughners forcible
Loughner has been at the
Springfield, Mo., facility the
past four months after Burns
found him mentally unfit for
The judges decision fol-
lowed a May 25 hearing in
Tucson in which Loughner
interrupted the proceedings
with a loud rant. Thank you
for the free kill. She died in
front of me. Your cheesiness,
he said, according to court
Federal marshals whisked
Loughner from the courtroom,
and he watched the rest of the
hearing on closed-circuit TV
from a separate room.
Experts have concluded
Loughner suffers from schizo-
The judge required
Loughners presence at
todays hearing, even though
Loughners lawyers objected
and argued traveling would be
disruptive for their mentally ill
Loughner wanted to attend
the hearing so he could see his
parents, who live in Tucson.
Dr. Christina Pietz, a psy-
chologist treating Loughner,
is expected to testify that she
believes Loughner can be
made mentally fit for trial dur-
ing an extended stay at the
Missouri facility.
Loughners attorneys argue
prosecutors have failed to prove
such an outcome is probable.
Loughner has pleaded not
guilty to 49 charges stem-
ming from the Jan. 8 shooting
that killed six and injured 13,
including Giffords.
If Burns decides to extend
Loughners stay in Missouri,
the judge likely will discuss
whether to hold another hear-
ing to determine if Loughner
should continue to be forcibly
medicated in a bid to make him
mentally fit for trial.
Prison officials have forc-
ibly medicated Loughner with
psychotropic drugs after con-
cluding at an administrative
hearing that he posed a danger
at the prison.
Loughners lawyers have
been seeking to have the judge,
rather than the prison, decide
whether Loughner should be
Loughner was first forc-
ibly medicated between June
21 and July 1, but an appeals
court temporarily halted the
medications after defense law-
yers objected.
The forced medication
resumed July 19 after prison
officials concluded Loughners
psychological condition was
deteriorating, noting he had
been pacing in circles near his
cell door, screaming and cry-
ing for hours at a time.
Defense lawyers have
repeatedly asked Burns and a
federal appeals court to halt the
forced medications.
Loughners medications
include the sedative lorazepam,
the antidepressant Wellbutrin
and Risperidone, a drug used
for people with schizophrenia,
bipolar disorder and severe
behavior problems.
Pietz has said Loughner
has recently made progress in
making more eye contact with
people, improving his personal
hygiene and pacing less.
But defense attorneys said
none of the changes confront
Loughners delusions and
noted he remains on suicide
If Loughner is later
determined to be competent
enough to understand the
case against him, the court
proceedings will resume. If
he isnt deemed mentally fit
at the end of his treatment,
Loughners stay at the facil-
ity can be extended. There
are no limits on the number
of times such extensions can
be granted.
If doctors conclude they
cant restore Loughners men-
tal competency, the judge must
make another decision. If he
finds theres no likelihood of
Loughner being restored to
competency, he can dismiss
the charges.
In that case, state and fed-
eral authorities can petition to
have Loughner civilly commit-
ted and could seek to extend
that commitment repeatedly.
Actress, airline at odds
over kissing gal pal, cursing
Associated Press
It was cursing not kiss-
ing that got a lesbian actress
and her girlfriend escorted off a
plane as it sat at a Texas airport,
Southwest Airlines said Tuesday.
The airline said the couple
became profane after being
reprimanded for what actress
Leisha Hailey characterized as
one modest kiss.
Hailey immediately used
her Twitter account to accuse
the airline of discrimination
and call for a boycott.
Hailey is best known for
playing Alice Pieszecki in the
now defunct Showtime lesbian
life drama The L-Word.
The incident cast a national
media spotlight on the actress,
who is now part of the electro-
pop duo Uh Huh Her.
Halleys publicist Libby
Coffey said the encounter was
real and was absolutely not
done as a publicity stunt for her
bands upcoming breast cancer
awareness tour.
Hailey and partner Camila
Grey also denied in a statement
Tuesday that the affection they
showed toward each other was
We want to make it clear
we were not making out or
creating any kind of spectacle
of ourselves, it was one mod-
est kiss, the written statement
said. We are responsible adult
women who walk through the
world with dignity. We were
simply being affectionate like
any normal couple.
The airline responded that
Haileys display of affection was
excessive and drew customer
complaints, and that the women
cursed after being reprimanded.
Additional reports from
our employees and customers
onboard Flight 2274 during a
stop in El Paso on Sunday
now confirm profane language
was being used loudly by two
passengers, the airline said.
Although we have reports of
what customers characterize
as an excessive public display
of affection, ultimately their
aggressive reaction led to their
removal from the aircraft.