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Elida on board opposing school voucher bill
BY STACY TAFF staff@delphosherald.com ELIDA — During the October meeting of the Elida Board of Education Tuesday evening, President Brenda Stocker didn’t even need to read the resolution opposing House Bill 136 before several board members moved to approve it. The bill, if passed, will expand the state Department of Education’s voucher program, taking money from public school systems to pay for their own students to leave and attend private school. With school funding already stretched thin, Elida and other public school districts are wondering how they will make up their losses. “This bill is being packaged as a matter of ‘choice’ for students but it’s obvious that it is more about money than choice,” Treasurer Joel Parker said. “The amount of the voucher is $5,783 per student to help pay for private education. Hypothetically, if the school they choose to attend with that money only has a $2,000 tuition, the remaining $3,783 will go into a savings account for that student to use for college, regardless of whether they plan to attend. If you add that up over 9 years, that’s $34,047 per student. If we lose that amount for each student who leaves to attend private school, it then becomes an issue of having to return to the voters to make up what we’ve lost. The difference will have to be made up with additional levies.” While not every student will be eligible for a voucher, a good number will — with the qualifier being that the student be from a family with

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Sr. Paulette Schroeder to speak Monday

From the Allen, Putnam and Van Wert County Boards Of Elections Amended House Bill 224 will go into effect Oct. 27. The Secretary of State has advised a change in absentee voting will take place, which will affect all regular in-person absentee voters. In-person absentee voting will end at 6 p.m. on Nov. 4 for the General Election on Nov. 8. Anyone who wishes to vote in-person absentee needs to be aware of this change. In-person absentee voting also ends at 6 p.m. on Nov. 4 for non-uniformed military and overseas voters.

an income of $95,000 or less. According to Superintendent Don Diglia, more and more students are becoming eligible. “Last year, around 14,000 were eligible,” he said. “This year, it’s 30,000 and next year, they’re anticipating around 60,000. The possibility for college savings is an incentive for students to leave public schools, even if their school is providing excellent education because they aren’t getting that savings here. One thing to remember is there hasn’t been any research into whether or not the student who goes from public school to private school ends up Stacy Taff photo doing any better.” Board members Dennis Fricke and Sally Ulrich were Diglia, Parker and the board members are hoping honored for a decade of service to the Elida Local Schools community members will Board of Education. “I guess the people in Liaison Terry Kristoff said. urge their representatives to take a closer look at what Columbus just have their finger on education,” Legislative See ELIDA, page 2 they’re proposing.

Sr. Paulette Schroeder will share stories of her time in Hebron, Israel, and how to “Live the Gospel of Nonviolence” at 7 p.m. Monday at St. John’s Annex. Sr. Paulette is full of life and experience living in an area filled with violence for the last three years as she volunteers for the PeaceKeepers Team. Call Trina Shultz at 419-695-4050 to register. Registration is necessary. This presentation is free and open to the public.

Grant for sanitary sewer line at Jennings park moves on to next phase
BY NANCY SPENCER nspencer@delphosherald.com

Scholarship benefit 5K set

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Northwest Physical Therapy will host a charitable 5K run/walk to benefit the Henry Fought Memorial Scholarship Fund on Saturday. The 2nd annual Northwest PokerRun 5K will be held at Northwest Physical Therapy, 1880 North Perry Street, next to Wal-Mart in Ottawa. Pre-registration is at 8:30 a.m., with the Run/ Walk starting at 10 a.m. Refreshments, door prizes and a raffle for a new bike will also be given away after the race. Registration is $20 and forms are available at Northwest Fitness Club, NorthwestPhysicalTherapy. com or the day of the event.

Guthrie marks 55 years and going strong
BY NANCY SPENCER nspencer@delphosherald.com DELPHOS — Bill Guthrie officially retired Thursday from Vanamatic Co., with 55 years and 3 months of fulltime service. Not one to stay idle for long, Guthrie now works 20-30 hours part-time for Vanamatic. “I like to work,” Guthrie said. “I don’t know what else I’d do.” Gruthrie, 75, said he’s having a hard time filling the few hours less he is working now. “I like to spend time with my grandchildren and my dog, Emma, and cut wood,” Guthrie said. “I can’t cut wood when it gets cold.” Although it is almost unheard of for a person to continue with a company for so long, Guthrie remains humble about his accomplishment. “Well, I have to work so I haven’t thought much about it,” he said. Guthrie was 20 years old when he began with the company in the Alex Teman building. He says the company has changed with its growth. “In some ways things are easier because we have forklifts. In other ways, it’s more stressful because a lot of the guys have to be so much

Bill Guthrie celebrated 55 years with Vanamatic Company this year. Although he announced his official retirement on Thursday, he still works a six-hour daily shift.

Jays selling Marion tickets

St. John’s is selling tickets for its Senior Parents’ Night home football game BY NANCY SPENCER vs. Marion Local (7:30 p.m. nspencer@delphoSaturday) from 7:30 a.m. to 3 sherald.com p.m. through Friday. Student price is $4; adults, $6. All DELPHOS — A resolution tickets are $6 at the gate. opposing the proposed suggestion the Ohio Department of Forecast Taxation take over collecting municipal income taxes passed Rain likely unanimously at Tuesday’s Thursday; Delphos City Council meeting. 70 percent Council learned of the chance with state’s initiative to raise more high near 50. funds by collecting local comSee page 2. munity income taxes, charging the villages and municipalities Index for the service and then returnObituaries 2 ing the money back in increState/Local 3 ments at the Oct. 3 meeting. No formal legislation has been Politics 4 presented. Community 5 Mayor Michael Gallmeier Sports 6-8 announced Allen County Business 9 Refuse will make extra routes Classifieds 10 to pick up leaves in the City of Delphos. The days will be Nov. TV 11 3 and 17 in the Allen County World News 12 portion of the city and Nov. 4 and 18 in the Van Wert County portion. Residents should have leaves bagged and setting out to the curb with their regular

Council passes resolution opposing state’s interference in income tax collection

more precise,” he said. Guthrie has worked in many departments over the years. He has been a secondary operation operator, material handler (when the work was performed by hand), inspector, automatic screw machine operator and automatic lead man. Guthrie is regarded as a model employee. He now inspects parts in the Shipping and Receiving Department. “He does a fantastic job in the shipping department. He catches a lot of defects; there isn’t much that gets by him with his years of experience and the things he has seen,” said Human Resources Manager Scott Wiltsie.

FORT JENNINGS — Plans for a new sanitary sewer line at Fort Jennings Park have passed the first approval phase for Ohio Public Works Commission State Capital Improvement and/or Local Transportation Improvement programs Issue I matching funds, Fort Jennings Village Council learned Tuesday. Surveyor Mike Howbert presented plans drawn by Engineer Brad Niemeyer to council in August to run a sanitary sewer line from Second Street north of Fort Jennings State Bank to and under the Auglaize River and to the Fort Jennings Park Board recreation building at the west entrance of the park. The line would then extend to a lift station just south of the tennis courts. The proposed line would make it possible to install new restrooms at the park in the future. The project’s estimated cost is $42,525. Mayor Jim Smith felt confident the project would be approved and if council accepted the grant, work could start as early as May. Water from the well at Fort Jennings Park tested positive for coliform. Village maintenance worker Ted Verhoff was directed to contact the Environmental Protection

Agency for the procedure to disinfect the well. It was noted the positive reading was most likely from the newly-installed pump. Council heard on first reading an ordinance amending an existing one outlining the guidelines for sanitary sewer charges for properties within the village limits. The ordinance sets a 15-unit charge for Fort Jennings Local Schools, the church and American Legion Post will be billed 3 units, two-family dwellings 2 units and all others 1 unit unless otherwise noted. An amendment to the village’s litter ordinance was also heard on first reading with graduated consequences for failure to comply with the original ordinance. The first offense is a minor misdemeanor; the second a misdemeanor; and the third, a fourth-degree misdemeanor. Smith said the amendment adds deterrents for residents who do not follow the ordinance. In the maintenance report, Verhoff expressed his satisfaction with the state’s recent paving project on SR 189 within the village and the painting of the maintenance building. He told council he found the computer at the lagoon that runs the pumps frozen See JENNINGS, page 2

container. Councilman Rick Hanser inquired if the city was planning to continue its charitable coat collection. Council agreed to set a date for the collection at the city building. Safety Service Director Greg Berquist gave an update on the Cass Street water issue. He said he is in the process of preparing contracts for engineering of the project. Mary Winhover of 302 S. Cass St. attended the previous council meeting, asking what could be done about her water, which comes from a dead-end line. The city will continue to flush the lines near Winhover’s home until the problem is corrected. Gallmeier also announced an online link that takes visitor’s from the city’s web site to state and local issues and candidates has been added at cityofdelphos.com. Council went into executive session with no further business conducted.

Business After Hours draws costumers

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Costume winners at the Delphos Area Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours Tuesday were, from left, Jack Bertling, a water cooler; Sheila Looser, Buckeye No. 12; Amy Zalar, clown; Cassy Paddubny, “I don’t know what I am:” and Nikki Duvall, Lady Gaga. Sponsors for the evening were Keith’s Landeck Tavern and Catering, Community Health Professionals, Roselawn Manor and Delphos Herald/Eagle Print. The next BAH is on Nov. 15 and its sponsors so far are Cellular Central and Bunge North America.

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Post office announces 1-cent increase in first-class stamp
the Associated Press WASHINGTON — It’ll cost a penny more to mail a letter next year. The cash-strapped U.S. Postal Service announced Tuesday that it will increase postage rates on Jan. 22, including a 1-cent increase in the cost of first-class mail, to 45 cents. Under the law the post office cannot raise prices more than the rate of inflation, which is 2.1 percent, unless it gets special permission from the independent Postal Regulatory Commission. The PRC last year turned down such a request. The post office lost $8 billion in fiscal 2010 and the bottom line is likely to be even worse when final figures for fiscal 2011 are released next month. The rate increase will make only a small dent in those losses, caused by the recession, movement of mail to the Internet, and a requirement that the agency fund future retiree medical benefits years in advance. Other proposals to cut the losses have included reduction of mail delivery from six to five days a week and closing thousands of offices across the country. The current 44-cent rate has been in effect since May 2009. “The overall average price increase is small and is needed to help address our current financial crisis,” Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe said in a statement. “We continue to take actions within our control to increase revenue in other ways and to aggressively cut costs. To return to sound financial footing we urgently need enactment of comprehensive, long-term legislation to provide the Postal Service with a more flexible business model.” The Postal Regulatory Commission now has 45 days to verify that the new prices comply with the law limiting the increase to an average of 2.1 percent across all types of mail. They can then take effect. Because most stamps being issued are “Forever” stamps, they will remain good for firstclass postage. But buying new Forever stamps will cost more when the prices go up. While the price for the first ounce of a first-class letter will rise to 45 cents, the cost for each additional ounce will remain at the current 20 cents. Other prices will also change including: — Postcards will go up 3 cents to 32 cents. — Letters to Canada and Mexico will increase a nickel to 85 cents. — Letters to other foreign countries will go up 7 cents to $1.05. — Prices for advertising mail, periodicals and parcels also will rise about 2.1 percent. — There will be a new three-month option for renting post office boxes, for people who need them only for a short time. — Delivery confirmation

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(Continued from page 1) on Monday. It indicated the level in the pit was five feet when in actuality, it was at 20 feet. After Verhoff turned the computer off and back on, the readings were correct and the pump came on. He said he would make it a practice to check the pumps over the weekend. Verhoff will also obtain bids to cut down 4 ash trees in the park and three others in the village. None will be replaced. In other business, council: · Agreed to purchase 50 trees from Cranberry Creek for $487.50. The trees include blue and white spruce and Austrian pines. They will be used at the wastewater lagoon to replace some that have died and to start another row to help camouflage the lagoon from the roadway; and · Agreed to purchase 50 Fort Jennings flags from The Flag Lady for approximately $1,950 in anticipation of need for the village’s bicentennial. The next meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15 in the Fort Jennings Branch Library.

Foust arrested for burglary
Craig S. Foust, 25, of Delphos was arrested by Delphos City Police at 1 p.m. Monday on a charge of burglary, a felony of the second degree. Foust was already in the Van Wert County Jail on a recent probation violation filed by the Van Wert County Adult Probation Department. The department then released Foust Foust into the custody of Delphos officers Monday afternoon. Foust was transported to the Allen County Jail in Lima where he is being held on the felony warrant. Foust was charged in connection with the burglary to an apartment in the 300 block of North Main

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nov. 29, 1951-oct. 17, 2011 Deborah C. Meister, 59, of Delphos died at 9:14 p.m. Monday at her residence. She was born Nov. 29, 1951, in Allen County to Earl and R. Roberta (Groves) Jackson, who preceded her in death. Survivors include sons James (Megan Fairburn) Meister of Elida and Jared Meister of Lima; daughters Tricia Meister of Lima, Sarah (Robert) Ruiz of Toledo and Hope (Marc) Wright and Charity Meister of Lima; brothers Ed (Caroline) Jackson of Fort Jennings, Kenny (Eileen) Scholars of the Day Jackson of Delphos, Earl (Lynn) Jackson of Toledo and Joe (Sue) Jackson of Delphos; grandchildren BriAnna, Caleb, Sydney, Caiden, Isaiah and Zion; and her partner, Thomas Groves. Ms. Meister was a homemaker who had worked as a waitress and baby sat for many years. She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary and Lima St. John’s Scholar of the Day is Nathan Community Church of the Pohlman. Nazarene and former memCongratulations ber of New Hope Christian Nathan! Center. She enjoyed sewing, loved to sing and play the piano and her true love was Jefferson’s Scholar of the Day is Christopher her family. Martin. Funeral services begin at 11 a.m. Friday at Harter and Congratulations Schier Funeral Home, Pastor Christopher! James Menke officiating. Students can pick up their Burial will follow in Walnut awards in their school offices. Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 Thursday and for an hour orreCtions prior to the service Friday at the funeral home. The Delphos Herald wants Memorials are to Superior to correct published errors in Federal Credit Union to help its news, sports and feature with expenses. articles. To inform the newsroom of a mistake in published information, call the editorial Don Barnes department at 419-695-0015. Don Barnes, 85, of Orlando, Corrections will be published Fla., and formerly of Delphos, on this page. died Oct. 14 at his residence. Mr. Barnes was a 1944 graduate of Jefferson High School and was a World War Corn: $6.59 II veteran. $5.85 A memorial service will be Wheat: Beans: $12.07 held Oct. 28 in Orlando.

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2011 St. John’s Fall Festival Money Raffle winners $1,011 — Lois Steyer $300 — Rick Hanser $250 — Tim Werts $200 — John and Arlene Nomina $100 — Norma Pohlman $50 — Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Renner, Jane Altman, Mark Gerker, Joann Hemplfing, Ed and Carol Odenweller, Robert Luersman, Don Wolke, Betty Brown, Tom Evans, Hubert Ricker, Nancy Gribler, David Rose and Josie Mohler.

COLUMBUS (AP) — Opponents of Ohio’s embattled new collective bargaining law presented evidence on Tuesday that they say shows public employees already have saved taxpayers more than $1 billion since 2008 by giving up raises and some benefits. A report commissioned by Protecting Ohio Protectors — a coalition of police and fire unions — says state employees alone saved Ohio $350 million with wage freezes, furlough days and increased health care payments. “The report shows that collective bargaining works,” said Fraternal Order of Police of Ohio president Jay McDonald. McDonald said workers made the concessions because they wanted to help during Ohio’s depressed economy. “When employees and employers sit down at the table together, we can solve problems,” McDonald said. Collective bargaining is the practice of workers banding together in a union to negotiate with employers. The union works on behalf of its members to hash out details of salary, benefits, staffing requirements and other considerations with the employer. Voters will decide on Nov. 8 whether the law limiting collective bargaining for public employees should be tossed out.

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Hooded baby afghan — Lydia Stant Crocheted bunnies — Kate Strayer Angel fountain — Debbie Franklin Dressed-up bears — Ruth Calvelage Baby gift basket — Diane Martz Wine glasses/gift cert. basket — D. Odenweller OSU rolling cooler — Pat Krendl Ceramic angel luminary — Sharon Fuller Indoor decorative lighted birdhouse church — Janet Warniment Motion-controlled video game — Bob Wagner Harvest time treats tractor/ scarecrow — Jane Reindel Snacks/bubble bath basket — Keaton Drukemiller Chocolate melting set — June Gable Swan planter w/flowers — Roger Wilhelm Funeral basket w/flowers — Pam Hummel Metal stand w/iris — Kathy Fought Green filigree basket w/ flowers — Rosella Bonifas Blue heron pond figurines — Betty Ricker Lord is My Shepherd wall hanging — Tony Recker Nickel-leaf decorator bowl w/recipes — Joann Hempfling Wrought-iron stool/halfmoon table — Chad Buzard Swan magazine rack — Gina Wiley Handcrafted tied fleece blanket — Helen Fischer Framed palm prints — Dorothy Liles Frame giraffe print — Karen Stant Peterboro baskets w/ Tastefully Simple items — Ann Benfield Basket w/scrubs, pears, bowl and stand — Roger Wilhelm Basket w/scrubs, pears, bowl and cookbook — Pam Hummel Gold Canyon tin w/candles, fragrances — Bob and Sue Jettinghoff Filigree lantern w/candle — William Schlagbaum Tastefull Simple tote — Kristen Hanf Lighted wooden lamp post w/bird cage — Clara Hanf Tan afghan — Audrea Schimmoeller Baby basket — Dave Clark Child’s quilt — Sr. Georgene Multi-color afghan — Donna Davis Gray, blue, black afghan — Charlie Luersman Emergency, kit, mug and cap — Matt Mueller $50 A&W gift card — June Gable Red/gray afghan — Brad Hanf Red/gray afghan — Zach Grone Hair care basket w/gift certificate — Ron DuScheid Wooden God Bless the USA plaque — Patrick Kundert Swag w/gift certificates —

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HILLSBORO (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court is set to hear arguments today in a bar owner’s challenge to the state’s ban on smoking in workplaces. The ban prohibiting smoking in most indoor, public places was overwhelmingly approved by voters in 2006 and took effect in 2007. The owner of Zeno’s Victorian Village in Columbus challenged the law after the tavern was cited for violations and fined $33,000. It argues the law is unconstitutional. An appeals court upheld enforcement of the law, saying there was overwhelming evidence that Zeno’s owners intentionally violated the ban. That decision reversed a lower court’s ruling that tossed the violations and said the state health department exceeded its authority by holding Zeno’s responsible for the actions of its patrons.

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COLUMBUS (AP) — Elections officials in several Ohio counties say issues on the Nov. 8 ballot are helping to drive strong demand for absentee ballots for early voting. The Franklin County elections board in Columbus says about 54,000 residents have requested absentee ballots, already more than in the similar elections in 2007 and 2009. The county elections director tells The Columbus Dispatch reasons for the increase include the convenience of early voting and interest in questions on the ballot. The director in southwest Ohio’s Miami County says he believes Issue 2 is energizing voters. That’s the measure on whether the state should keep its law limiting collective bargaining by public employees.

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ZANESVILLE (AP) — Officers armed with assault rifles patrolled a rural area in eastern Ohio Wednesday morning, a day after police killed dozens of animals that escaped from a wildanimal preserve, and where the owner’s body later was found. Warning that more animals still were on the loose, officials expected up to four school districts to cancel classes as the remaining bears, big cats and other beasts from the Muskingum County Animal Farm were hunted down. Authorities wouldn’t say how the farm’s owner Terry Thompson died, but said his death wasn’t suspicious. Close to 30 of the 48 animals were shot and killed on Tuesday. Officials were pondering how to dispose of the remains. “These are wild animals that you would see on TV in Africa,” Sheriff Matt Lutz said at a press conference. He told residents to stay indoors and sent updates to them via Twitter. There were no reports of injuries to the public. The fences had been left unsecured at the animal farm in Zanesville, about 55 miles east of Columbus, and the animals’ cages were open, police said. The preserve had lions, tigers, cheetahs, wolves, giraffes, camels and bears. Police said bears and wolves were among the escaped animals that were killed and there were multiple sightings of exotic animals along a nearby highway. Lutz called the animals “mature, very big, aggressive” but said a caretaker told authorities the animals had been fed on Monday. Tuesday night, more than 50 law enforcement officials — including sheriff’s deputies, highway patrol officers, police officers and officers from the state Division of Wildlife — patrolled the 40-acre farm and the surrounding areas in cars and trucks, often in rainy downpours. Lutz said they were concerned about big cats and bears hiding in the dark and in trees. Neighbor Danielle White, whose father’s property abuts the animal preserve, said she didn’t see loose animals this time but did in 2006, when a lion escaped. “It’s always been a fear of mine knowing (the preserve’s owner) had all those animals,” she said. “I have kids. I’ve heard a male lion roar all night.” “This is a bad situation,” Lutz said. “It’s been a situation for a long time.” Lutz said his office started getting phone calls at

Exotic animals on the loose
about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday that wild animals were loose just west of Zanesville on a road that runs under Interstate 70. He said four deputies with assault rifles in a pickup truck went to the animal farm, where they found the owner Thompson dead and all the animal cage doors open. He wouldn’t say how Thompson died but said several aggressive animals were near his body when deputies arrived and had to be shot. Thompson, who lived on the property, had orangutans and chimps in his home, but those were still in their cages, Lutz said. The deputies, who saw many other animals standing outside their cages and others that had escaped past the fencing surrounding the property, began shooting them on sight. Staffers from the Columbus Zoo went to the scene, hoping to tranquilize and capture the animals. Lutz said his main concern was protecting the public in the rural area, where homes sit on large lots of sometimes 10 acres. White, the preserve’s neighbor, said Thompson had been in legal trouble, and police said he had gotten out of jail recently. “He was in hot water because of the animals, because of permits, and (the animals) escaping all the

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Republican candidates square off in Las Vegas
By KASIE HUNT Associated Press LAS VEGAS — Republican presidential contenders attacked upstart Herman Cain’s economic plan as a tax increase waiting to happen Tuesday night, moving swiftly in a fiery campaign debate to blunt the former businessman’s unlikely rise in the race for the party’s nomination. Old animosities flared, too, as former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and Texas Gov. Rick Perry swapped criticism in unusually personal terms. “You have a problem with allowing someone to finish speaking,” Romney declared as the two men interrupted one another repeatedly in a disagreement over immigration, one of several vigorous clashes they had. In a bow to Nevada voters, who will be among the first to choose among the candidates early next year, no one said he wanted to open a proposed nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain in a remote part of the state. The fifth debate in six weeks ranged over familiar and contentious territory — from immigration and health care to the economy and energy, often in antagonistic terms. The candidates engaged each other more directly and sometimes more heatedly than in previous debates. Romney’s Mormon faith also came up, and Perry said he disagreed with a pastor and political supporter who described the religion as a cult. “I can’t apologize any more than that,” the Texan said. “That’s fine,” responded Romney. But Cain’s unlikely rise from asterisk in the polls to contender was clearly on the minds of his rivals on stage in a hotel along the Las Vegas Strip. Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota led the verbal assault moments after the debate began, saying his call for a 9 percent federal sales tax would only be the beginning, with the rate rising later. Former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania wasn’t nearly as gentle, citing one analysis that found that taxes would go up for 84 percent of the nation’s households if Cain’s proposal went into effect. “We’re talking about major increases in taxes,” he said, adding that a single person and a couple with children with the same income would pay the same tax under Cain’s proposal. Undeterred, Cain insisted the charges were untrue. He said he was being criticized because lobbyists, accountants and others “want to continue to be able to manipulate the American people with a 10-million- word mess,” the current tax code. Cain’s proposal is for a 9 percent personal income tax, a 9 percent corporate tax and a 9 percent national sales tax. The former pizza company CEO is the latest and unlikeliest phenomenon in the race to pick a Republican rival for President Barack Obama. A black man in a party that draws few votes from Africans Americans, he had bumped along with little notice as Romney sought to fend off one fast-rising rival after another.

DEAR EDITOR: It has been made clear that information provisions of the Senate Bill 5 (Issue 2) stating public employees (firefighters, police officers, school teachers and other organized public employees) have bargaining rights concerning wages and some other issues of employment is in fact false. The supporters of Issue 2 would have you believe there are certain bargaining rights public employees retain under Senate Bill 5. Not true. The right to strike is prohibited under Senate Bill 5. Firefighters and police officers are currently prohibited from striking and this is how it should be due to public safety concerns. However, in lieu of strike, when agreements on wages, benefits and/or other conditions of employment cannot be reached, these issues can be submitted to binding arbitration for resolution. The right to arbitration is removed under Senate Bill 5. Collective bargaining now becomes a conversation between the employees and the employer with the employer having the absolute final say on all issues and leaving no recourse ope to the employees. This is not collective bargaining. The right to collective bargaining by all workers is an inherent freedom currently guaranteed by the laws of the land. Let them take that right away and what is next for the all the workers in Ohio, union and non-union. Do not be misled by misinformation. Vote no in Issue 2. Charles Sampson Jr. Retired UAW International, staff representative and former chairman of the local Allied Labor Council

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

IT WAS NEWS THEN
One Year Ago • Community Improvement Corporation President Dave Roach presented a $1,000 donation to Mayor Michael Gallmeier for a wind study. Safety Service Direction Greg Berquist said he applied for a grant but is required to conduct a study as the city considers erecting a turbine to power the wastewater treatment plant. 25 Years Ago — 1986 • Moving and reassembling a log house and barn can resemble playing with old-fashioned Lincoln Logs but is much harder work, according to Nolan and Marty Sherrick. The two old buildings being restored by the Sherricks on Elida Road just east of Scott’s Crossing were dismantled piece by piece and numbered and then reassembled at a new location. • Marion Local went to the air for 246 yards in a 42-6 rout of St. John’s Friday at Stadium Park. With the loss St. John’s drops to 1-7 overall and 0-4 in the Midwest Athletic Conference. • Delphos Cub Scout Pack 42 recently held its installation ceremony at the St. John’s Annex. Highlighting the meeting was installation of a new Cubmaster Tom Stevenson by outgoing Cubmaster Denny Stemen. Other officers installed included the following: Jerry Kemper, awards chairman; Tom Hoersten, Webelos leader; Diane Stevenson, Den Coach; Donna German, secretary; and Carolyn Brickner, treasurer.

50 Years Ago — 1961 • A class of 14 Greenhands was initiated into the Delphos chapter of the Future Farmers of America at the regular meeting of the chapter Tuesday night. Initiated were Randy Bowersock, Eldon Brickner, Ronald Buettner, James Etzkorn, Donald Fischer, Ronald Fischer, Gary Klaus, Richard Lindeman, Thomas Noonan, James Pohlman, Bernard Wallenhorst, Kenneth Youngpeter, Robert Craig and Gary Moenter. • Elmer Scherger, vice president of the Peoples National Bank of Delphos, is representing the local financial institution at the 87th annual convention of the American Bankers Association in San Francisco. During the convention, Scherger had the opportunity to discuss the latest advances in computer techniques for banks. • A former local youth has been named a cadet officer for the 640th AFROTCF Group at Miami University. Cadet Major James A. Rorabeck, son of Mr. and Mrs. John W. Rorabeck, formerly of Delphos and now of Bellefontaine, was named squadron commander to assist the group com- By KIMBERLY HEFLING mander. AP Education Writer 75 Years Ago — 1936 • Plans are being made for an extension and enlargement of the WPA adult education school. The school is a division of the Ohio State Department of Education and is in no way connected with relief. Further money for this project here has been appropriated and it is announced that this is sufficient to keep the school in operation until June 1 of this year. • Mayor W. H. Taylor today signed the plans for the new Delphos municipal swimming pool and the plans were forwarded to the federal offices at Lima. The pool will be built at Waterworks Park just a short distance southeast off the abandoned pool. According to present plans, the old pool will be partially filled in with sand for the younger children. • Rev. J. G. E. Mittermaier, pastor of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in this city, lectured Sunday afternoon at the convention of the Northeastern Indiana Federation of Luther Leagues of American Lutheran church at Fort Wayne. The convention was held at the Grace Lutheran Church in that city.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Social Security recipients will get a raise in January — their first increase in benefits since 2009. It’s expected to be about 3.5 percent. Some 55 million beneficiaries will find out for sure today when a government inflation measure that determines the annual cost-of-living adjustment is released. Congress adopted the measure in the 1970s, and since then it has resulted in annual benefit increases averaging 4.2 percent. But there was no COLA in 2010 or 2011 because inflation was too low. That was small comfort to the millions of retirees and disabled people who have seen retirement accounts dwindle and home values drop during the period of economic weakness, said David Certner, legislative policy director for the AARP. “People certainly feel like they are falling behind, and these are modest income folks to begin with, so every dollar counts,” Certner said. “I think sometimes people forget what seniors’ incomes are.” Some of the increase in January will be lost to higher Medicare premiums, which are deducted from Social Security payments. Medicare Part B premiums for 2012 are expected to be announced next week, and the trustees who oversee the program are projecting an increase. Monthly Social Security payments average $1,082, or about $13,000 a year. A 3.5 percent increase would amount to an additional $38 a month, or about $455 a year. Most retirees rely on Social Security for a majority of their income, according to the Social Security Administration. Many rely on it for more than 90 percent of their income. Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody’s Analytics, said the COLA would give a boost to consumer spending next year, amounting to about $25 billion in government support, or 0.2 percent more economic growth, if beneficiaries spend it all. For comparison, last year’s 2 percentage point cut in Social Security payroll taxes was worth $115 billion to U.S. households. “It is not a magic bullet for the economy, but it will certainly be a positive for households on fixed incomes,” he said. Federal law requires the program to base annual payment increases on the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W). Officials compare inflation in the third quarter of each year — the months of July, August and September — with the same months in the previous year.

Social Security to hand out first raises since ’09

That all changed in the past few weeks, after Perry burst into the race and then fell back in the polls. However unlikely Cain’s rise, Tuesday night’s debate made clear that none of his rivals are willing to let him go unchallenged. “Herman, I love you, brother, but let me tell you something, you don’t need to have a big analysis to figure this thing out,” Perry said to Cain. “Go to New Hampshire where they don’t have a sales tax and you’re fixing to give them one,” he said, referring to the state that will hold the first primary early next year. The debate was the fifth since Labor Day, and the last scheduled for nearly a month in a race that is fluid in more than one way. While polls chart a series of rises and falls for various contenders — Romney remaining at or near the top — the schedule is far from set. Florida’s decision to move up its primary set off a scramble as Iowa maneuvered to make sure its caucuses are the first real test of the race and New Hampshire works to protect its half-century distinction as host to the first primary. It was Perry who instigated the confrontation over immigration, saying that Romney had no credentials on the issue because he had once hired an illegal worker, the “height of hypocrisy.” Romney denied the charge, saying he had hired a company to mow his lawn and did not know that it had an illegal immigrant on its payroll.

Education makes a political comeback
and first responders. Separately, a Senate committee was to meet today to debate and amend the education law known as No Child Left Behind, one of the most significant efforts in the Senate to update the law since it was passed in 2002. Signaling some rare bipartisanship on Capitol Hill, Sens. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, and Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., the top senators from their respective parties on education, announced agreement on the bill Monday. But that agreement didn’t satisfy the Obama administration, which voiced concern that the bill doesn’t include a requirement that states and local districts develop plans for evaluating teachers and principals. Last month, Obama announced he was frustrated that Congress hadn’t fixed No Child Left Behind, despite widespread agreement that the 2002 law had flaws. He said he would allow states that met certain conditions to get around some of the provisions of the law. At least 39 states, in addition to the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, have told the Education Department they intend to seek a waiver. Republicans have scoffed at many of the Democrats’ efforts. On Tuesday, Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell likened the president’s jobs plan to “bailouts” that perpetuate economic

WASHINGTON — The call by some members of the black media for African-Americans to support President Obama in racial solidarity is a terrible idea. Just as terrible as women supporting women only because of their sex, or any other group viewing the world solely through the narrow prism of their own experience. If pursued and played by Obama, it will be the worst thing not only for his re-election campaign but also for the country. The man who was elected on a promise of unity -- neither black nor white nor red nor blue — can’t now play the race card. Any of his supporters who play that hand will be doing a disservice to themselves and to the nation. How did this come about? As Obama’s approval has been slipping, some leaders in the African-American media have begun calling on blacks to ignore their concerns and just vote black. Leading the pack is radio host Tom Joyner, who reaches an astonishing one in four black adults. Maybe we could just have Joyner and Rush Limbaugh wrestle each other’s ideas to the mat and skip these tedious debates, primaries and conventions. Joyner is blunt with his 8 million listeners: “Stick together, black people.” The Rev. Al Sharpton, who has his own nightly television show on MSNBC as well as a radio show, told black critics of the president: “I’m not telling you to shut up. I’m telling you: Don’t make some of us have to speak up.” Sharpton says he learned his lesson about criticizing black politicians when, in the

Block that race card

KATHLEEN PARKER

1990s, he pounced on David Dinkins, New York’s first black mayor, when he was running for re-election. Low turnout from blacks helped elect Rudy Giuliani. “We beat up on him. He went down and we ended up with eight years of Rudy Giuliani,” says Sharpton. “I said I’ll never make that mistake again.” Whether Sharpton can accept credit for influencing the election’s outcome seems to have been resolved in his own mind. But the notion that blacks can’t criticize each other on the merits undermines the argument that race shouldn’t matter in evaluating performance. Yet, this is precisely what Joyner is insisting. “Let’s not even deal with the facts right now. Let’s deal with just our blackness and pride — and loyalty,” Joyner wrote on his BlackAmericaWeb.com blog. “We have the chance to re-elect the first AfricanAmerican president, and that’s what we ought to be doing. And I’m not afraid or ashamed to say that as black people, we should do it because he’s a black man.” Needless to say, such words from a white man would earn him only ruin. It would be considered racist and, of course, it is. It is also unhelpful to Obama, who leads a nation of many races and ethnicities. To suggest that he owes his allegiance to only one segment of the population and can expect reciprocity runs contrary to everything we strive for. Obama hasn’t played the race card overtly, though recently he did call on a mostly African-American audience

Point of View
at the annual Congressional Black Caucus Awards dinner to kick off their bedroom slippers and put on their marching shoes. “Stop grumblin’. Stop cryin’. We are going to press on,” he said. “We’ve got work to do.” Otherwise, Obama has tried to avoid identifying himself as primarily African-American. His 2008 speech on race, in which he reminded Americans of the uniqueness of both his story and the moral of that story, could use a rehearing. “I have brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, uncles and cousins, of every race and every hue, scattered across three continents, and for as long as I live, I will never forget that in no other country on Earth is my story even possible.” Those who call on blacks to vote for the black man might do their fellow citizens and their country more good if they read this speech instead. That there are still white racists who would vote against Obama because of his skin color rather than his policies is an ugly fact of life. But most people in this country are not racist. Polls showed a healthy majority of whites supporting Obama in the early months of his administration. This country has transcended much that was hideous and painful in the course of our evolution. It would be a shame to turn back now. Kathleen Parker’s email address is kathleenparker@ washpost.com.

WASHINGTON — After years on the political back burner, education is making a comeback in Washington, driven in large part by Democrats. President Barack Obama has made saving teachers’ jobs a key part of his effort to sell his $447 billion jobs package as he travels the country. Senate Democrats have made dramatic pleas to help schools with budget woes, and in a last-ditch effort to get at least part of the president’s plan passed, a vote is expected soon on a section of the plan designed to save the jobs of teachers

problems, not solve them. He said the “American people didn’t send us here to kick our problems down the road, and they certainly didn’t send us here to repeat the same mistakes over and over again — and then stick them and their children with the tab.” As for changes to No Child Left Behind, Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., a former education secretary, said Monday that while he wasn’t completely happy with the Harkin-Enzi bill, he planned to support passing it out of committee because if Congress didn’t act, Education Secretary Arne Duncan would become a “waiver-granting czar” under Obama’s plan.

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BY LOVINA EICHER Oct. 17 is always a reminder to me of my parents anniversary. They were happily married for 42 years before Dad’s passing away in 2000. We still miss them dearly but they left us many good memories. Meanwhile, we received the sad news of the death of Joe’s cousin Ben’s wife Salome. She was only 46-yearsold and that dreaded cancer overtook her. Our sympathy goes to the family. They lost a son some time ago from a fall while working on construction. The funeral is on Wednesday and we hope to find a way to attend. Lots and lots of leaves have been raked around here. Saturday was a windy day and blew away a lot of our leaves which made us all happy. Last week, Kevin, 6, brought home a pumpkin from school and wanted me to carve a face in it for him. I told him I don’t have time but he didn’t give up until I took time and carved one in for him. I lit a candle inside and he was proud of his little pumpkin. My husband Joe shelled all the remaining popcorn from our garden. The harvest wasn’t as much as we thought it would be. I think maybe I planted it too close. This is the first year we tried growing popcorn. Do any of you readers have suggestions on how to grow the best popcorn? We still have plenty to enjoy for quite a few times. Joe popped some on Saturday to see how it tastes and it tasted very good. Friday afternoon Uncle Joe and Betty stopped in for a short visit. Betty always brings bananas for Kevin. She knows that he likes them and when he got home from school and saw the bananas he said “Joe and Betty were here!” Joe and Betty planned to spend the weekend here in Michigan. They were here on Saturday evening for supper. Also here were my sister Emma, Jacob, and family, my sisters Verena and Susan and my daughter’s friend, Timothy. On the menu was fried chicken, mashed potatoes, and gravy, corn, cheese, green peppers, hot peppers, bread, butter, green tomato jam, chips, ice cream, watermelon and peanut butter dessert. Our winter supply of coal was delivered on Friday. It is always a relief once you know you have coal to keep the house warm during the winter months. We have been hearing we might have a bad winter so it is good to be prepared. We heat our house from a hopper-fed coal stove in the basement. We heat all three stories of our house so it takes a lot of coal for a winter. I am glad that the basement is heated during the winter months to help dry the clothes. So far we have not had to start our stove yet. We like to try to put it off as long as we can. The heat from our propane lights feels good on these chilly mornings. It usually puts off enough heat to

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TODAY 6 p.m. — Shepherds of Christ Associates meet in the St. John’s Chapel. 6:30 p.m. — Delphos Kiwanis Club, Eagles Lodge, 1600 E. Fifth St. 7 p.m. — Bingo at St. John’s Little Theatre. 7:30 p.m. — Hope Lodge 214 Free and Accepted Masons, Masonic Temple, North Main Street. Sons of the American Legion meet at the Delphos Legion hall. The Ottoville Board of Education meets in the elementary building.

THURSDAY 9-11 a.m. — The Delphos Canal Commission Annex Museum, 241 N. Main St., is open. 11:30 a.m. — Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff Street. 5:30 p.m. — The Delphos Canal Commission meets at the museum, 241 N. Main St. 5-7 p.m. — The Interfaith For recipes, videos, and Thrift Shop is open for shopAmish-related news, “like” ping. the Amish Cook Fan Page 7 p.m. — Spencerville on Facebook or visit www. Local Schools Board of amishcookonline.com Education meets. St. John’s Athletic Boosters meet in the Little Theatre. 7:30 p.m. — Delphos 2011 marks the beginning of the afoul of generals, newspaper editors, Chapter 26 Order of the Eastern Star meets at the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. The and President Lincoln himself, yet was Masonic Temple on North October program at the Allen County popular enough to find himself a guberMuseum, “Man natorial candidate for Ohio in 1863, Main Street. Without a Country,” even though he had to run his campaign Delphos VFW Auxiliary presented at 2 p.m. from Windsor, Canada. meets at the VFW Hall, 213 Oct. 30 by John Vallandigham “meetings” were held W. Fourth St. T. Carnes, Curator in Lima, Delphos, and other area citof Collections for ies, inspiring fistfights, threats, vanFRIDAY the Allen County dalism, and dueling newspapers. A 7:30 a.m. — Delphos Museum, exam- Vallandigham Follower, Petroleum Optimist Club, A&W Driveines an important Vesuvius Nasby, (a fictitious character In, 924 E. Fifth St. but lesser remem- created by a Findlay, Ohio newspa11:30 a.m. — Mealsite bered figure of the per editor), was often brought up at at Delphos Senior Citizen Civil War period. President Lincoln’s cabinet meetings. Center, 301 Suthoff Street. With expertise in American Military Vallandigham This program is not 1-4 p.m. — Interfaith about the fictional History, Carnes has long been involved Thrift Store is open for shopcharacter Philip Nolan of Edward Everett with Civil War reenacting and has ping. Hale’s famous short story but about the appeared in such productions as North man who most likely inspired that story, and South Part II; Navajo Moon; Glory; SATURDAY and the multimedia presentation for 9 a.m.-noon — Interfaith Ohio’s own Clement L. Vallandigham. Vallandigham was one of the most Chickamauga’s National Battlefield Thrift Store, North Main controversial figures in Ohio during the Park Visitor’s Center. Street. This program is free and open to the St. Vincent DePaul Society, Civil War. An attorney, politician, and leader of the Peace Democrats, he ran public. located at the east edge of the St. John’s High School parking lot, is open. 10 a.m to 2 p.m. — Delphos Postal Museum is open. 419-339-0110 12:15 p.m. — Testing of GENERAL REPAIR - SPECIAL BUILT PRODUCTS warning sirens by Delphos Fire and Rescue CARBON STEEL TRUCKS, TRAILERS 1-3 p.m. — Delphos Canal STAINLESS STEEL FARM MACHINERY Commission Museum, 241 N. ALUMINUM RAILINGS & METAL Main St., is open. GATES Larry McClure 5 p.m. — Delphos Coon 5745 Redd Rd. and Sportsman’s Club hosts a Delphos chicken fry. 7 p.m. — Bingo at St. John’s Little Theatre.

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Above: Delphos Optimist Club member Bob Beat, right, presents donations given to the club in memory of member Sue McMahon, who passed away Sept. 9 to outgoing club President Michael Friedrich. McMahon enjoyed taking her children and grandchildren to the parks for picnics and play so the family requested something be done that all children and families can enjoy. The club is looking into planting a tree at the park in her memory. Below: Doris Dickman was honored as “Optimist of the Year” by the Delphos Optimist Club. Dickman works tirelessly for the good of the club giving her time and talents. She is the secretary/treasurer for the club. Optimist Club President Harry Flanagan presents her with a plaque and certificate.

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Ottoville too big for Waynesfield in volleyball sectional
By JIM METCALFE jmetcalfe@ delphosherald.com ELIDA — Ottoville controlled its match with Waynesfield-Goshen, using its size at the net to sweep the Lady Tigers 25-19, 25-11, 25-16 in the Elida Division IV Sectional tournament Tuesday night at the new Elida High School Gymnasium. With 6-4 junior Abby Siefker (12 kills; 6 stuffs) and senior Megan Bendele (7 kills; 1 ace) leading the effort at the net, the Lady Green (10-11) led almost the entire way. “Our blocking and hitting at the net was strong. We had our moments when we’d hit three or four out of bounds but mostly, we were consistent,” Ottoville head coach Susan Jones noted. “Our defense was pretty good as well. Sarah (Luersman) in particular did a great job digging up a lot of hits tonight.” Despite the loss to end her team’s season, WaynesfieldGoshen coach Karen Dunson was pleased. “We haven’t faced that kind of size and strength this year but once we settled down, we weren’t intimidated. I was proud that we didn’t back down when we easily could have,” Dunson added. “We talked and moved and never stopped. We have battled all season to convince these girls of their potential and you saw some of that tonight. We were working hard to do try and do what we planned on; Ottoville was just too good.” Ottoville opened the first set with two Taylor Mangas (6 kills; 6 aces) kills and one from Bendele. However, with 10 hitting errors by the Green and Gold in the set (19 for the match), the Lady Tigers (7-17) wouldn’t go away. They took a 10-9 lead on a net violation on the Big Green. A service error (6 for the match) gave the Lady Green the serve. With two stuffs and two kills by Siefker, she led a 9-1 span to take a commanding 19-11 edge. A serving error, three hitting errors and an ace by freshman Sydney Buffenbarger (10 assists; 2 aces) brought the Blue and Gold Tigers within 19-16. However, a combo stuff by Siefker and senior Kylee Schweller (3 kills) stopped the momentum. When Mangas hit an off-speed spike down the line on set point, Ottoville

held a 1-0 match lead. The second set was all Lady Green. The Tigers’ front wall had no answer for Siefker (6 kills in the set) and the serving of the Big Green (5 aces in the set — 2 by junior Tammy Wannemacher; 13 overall). A hitting error by the Tigers (11 overall) gave the Green and Gold a 2-set edge. Set 3 was very much like set 1. Ottoville scored five of the first six points but Waynesfield would not go away. They rallied to take an 11-9 edge on a hitting error by the Green. However, a bomb by sophomore Tonya Kaufman gave the momentum to Ottoville. That started a 6-0 span that Siefker finished on a bomb. Four Lady Green miscues allowed the Tigers to tie it at 15 but a hitting error by the Tigers jump-started the finishing run by the Lady Big Green — a 10-1 spurt. A stuff on match point by Siefker finished the sweep. “We seemed a little nervous coming in. I think some of the older girls realized it was the tournament and they felt some nerves,” Jones added. “Plus, our servereceive has to get better; that directly plays into our passing. We need to pass better so we can get the ball to our hitters and let them do their work.” Kaufman (4 kills; 3 aces) and freshman Annie Lindeman (5 kills) did their part for the victors. Junior Bailey Collins led the Tigers with five kills (24/28 hitting), four blocks and two stuffs. Junior Kaylee Patton was 13/17 hitting (2 kills), along with senior Jessica Reimesch (5 digs) and senior Alyssa Dyer (5 digs). Ottoville will battle Lima Temple Christian (14-9), who downed Ridgemont (6-15) 25-18, 25-14, 25-16 in the opener, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Leading the way for the victorious Pioneers were Angie Link (14 kills; 3 blocks), Lindsey Wafzig (8 kills), Michelle Craig (4 aces), Abbey Recker (6 digs), Amanda Sutton (5 digs) and Alayna DeLeon (13 assists). For Ridgemont, top performers include Whitney Arseneau (8 digs; 1 ace), Grace Poeppelman (11 digs) and Cierra James (14 digs; 2 kills).

Lady Hornets, Bulldogs advance to sectional finals
By Mallory Kemper The Delphos Herald mkemper2011@ hotmail.com OTTOVILLE — The first match at the Division IV Ottoville volleyball sectional went pretty quickly as CoryRawson (19-4) ousted St. John’s 25-14, 25-19, 25-15. The second match was a 5-set thriller going the way of Columbus Grove: 25-17, 21-25, 25-21, 17-25, 15-6. In the opener, the Lady Blue Jays caught themselves starting off slow in the first set and Cory-Rawson took a 12-6 lead thanks largely to senior Tricia Flanigan who had three consecutive kills, assisted from Courtney Ritter. Tessa Heitmeyer had three aces to take the first-set victory. In the second set, St. John’s senior Shelby Reindel led her team with four kills but the Blue Jays found themselves in a 15-10 deficit. A couple of attacks by Heitmeyer gave the Hornets a 18-12 lead. A kill by Lady Jays’ junior Heather Vogt kept her team alive to come within four, 23-19, but the Hornets took the second set with a Alexis Gauss kill for a 2-set lead. In the third set, the Hornets sprinted to leads of 9-3 and 16-9 with the help of the Cory-Rawson attack offense. A kill by Reindel gave the Lady Blue Jays a sign of hope slipping within seven, 22-15, but Cory-Rawson closed out the third set and the match with a Jordan Hector kill. The Hornets; offense was led by Flanigan, who had 10 kills and two aces, while setter Ritter dished out 32 assists. Libero Kresana Ward had a team-high 17 digs. “Delphos had a pretty good team considering their record and I thought they played hard,” Cory-Rawson Susan Rossman said. “It was nice to get our first tournament win since some of these girls have never experienced a post-season win and we are looking forward to playing on Saturday.” Reindel had 12 kills and two blocks to led the Lady Blue Jays’ offense in her final scholastic match. Junior setter Christie Carder dished out 19 assists while classmates Katrina Etzkorn had 14 digs and Emily Horstman had 11 digs. The Lady Blue Jays end their season at 3-19 but coach Kellie Sterling is looking forward to next year and having some experience on her team with some key returnees. “This year, I felt like we were young because of experience-wise and next year I will have eight returning,” she added. “The big thing for next year we need to work on is communication and consistency, so I am looking forward to that.” In the nightcap, it was a rematch of a 5-setter a week ago won by Kalida at home. This one was just as good, though not so for Kalida (149) as the tables were reversed and their season came to a screeching halt. The Lady Bulldogs (1013) started out strong in the fifth set and finished strong to come away with the victory. In the deciding fifth set, Columbus Grove took an early 6-2 lead with the help of a Riley Eversole kill, assisted by senior setter Nicole Langhals. The Lady Bulldogs grabbed a 10-2 lead with an ace by Rachel Schumacher (3 aces overall) and never looked back. “We knew we were going to go into five games again with them tonight and we talked about what we needed to do to finish strong and it worked for us,” Columbus Grove Kelly Lepley explained. “I could tell when the girls walked out on the court in game five we were going to come out strong and finish this time.” Columbus Grove senior Anna Ricker came out strong in the first set with six first-set kills to lead her team. Emily Tabler served two aces at the Kalida serve-receive and Columbus Grove grabbed a 1-0 match lead. In the second set, the Lady Bulldogs used their momentum to gain a 6-0 lead with an Eversole kill. Just as expected, Kalida didn’t back down and an overpass from the Bulldogs’ serve-receive set up senior Haley McIntyre for the putdown to give her team a 19-15 lead. Kalida put away the second set, led by Elizabeth Turnwald (6 kills) with three kills and two aces. In set 3, the Lady Bulldogs

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Shelby Reindel collects a kill with during the Lady Blue Jays sectional versus Cory-Rawson Tuesday at Hornets swept the Jays out of the attacks and I thought we did a good job of digging up more of their hits than last week but we came out flat the fifth game and that was the deciding factor.” Columbus Grove was led by Ricker who had 21 kills and three blocks. Langhals dished out 51 assists. Eversole had 12 kills and Wynn had 11. Sydney McCluer had 23 digs and Tabler (3 aces) 15 digs. McIntyre led the Kalida offense with nine kills and two blocks, while Merschman had seven kills and two blocks. Vandermark had a team-best 24 digs while Halie Zenz dished out 20 assists and had four kills. Kayla Siefker (5 kills; 2 aces) and Andrea Bellmann (3 kills) also contributed. Columbus Grove will face Cory-Rawson 7:30 p.m. Saturday back at Ottoville.

Ahman tops NWC girls soccer list Lima Central Catholic senior Kelly Ahman was voted Northwest Conference girls soccer player of the year in voting by the league’s coaches. Allen’s East’s Lamar Houston was selected Coach of the Year. Joining Ahman on the first unit were teammate Sydney Santaguida; Jefferson freshman Kylee Haehn; Lincolnview junior Kaylee Thatcher; Crestview’s Madison Etzler and Catelyn Mefferd; Allen East’s Teisha Drury, Claudia Rettig and Kyra Plaugher; Sarah Clum (Ada) and Jill Steinmetz (Bluffton). LCC put four on the second team: Meredith Shepherd, Morgan Greeley, Sarah Rohan and Shayna Niese; as did Bluffton: Ava Yoakam, Megan Dulle, Rachel Yoder and Karli Leugers. Senior Elizabeth Schosker represented Jefferson, along with Hannah McCleery (Lincolnview) and Clare Mefferd (Crestview). Honorable mention: Jefferson: senior Cassidy Bevington, senior Hayley Drerup, senior Megan Gilden, junior Jenna Moreo, junior Sydney Drerup; Lincolnview: Haley McAbee, Julia Thatcher; Crestview: Brooke Bowen, Mackenzie Richard, Megan Foster, Brittany Longwell, Darci Swager; Ada: Katelyn Simon, Annabel Pinkney, Natasha Long; Allen East: Cheyenne Sweigart, Abby Joyner, Ashley Szippl, Heather Rowe; LCC: Brooke Kidd, Brianna Kidd, Jayna Clemens. ----PCL announces all-league volleyball, soccer selections In voting by Putnam County League coaches, the all-league volleyball and boys and girls soccer teams were picked. In volleyball, Leipsic’s Emily Gerten was Player of the Year and her coach, Chelsie Rogers, was Coach of the Year. Joining Gerten on the first unit

were teammate Molly Ellerbrock; Ottoville senior Megan Bendele, Kalida senior Halie Zenz, Columbus Grove senior Anna Ricker, Miller City’s Emily Doster and PandoraGilboa’s Megan Maag. On the second unit were P-G’s Megan Verhoff and Megan Hovest; Ottoville sophomore Tonya Kaufman, Kalida senior Haley McIntyre, Columbus Grove senior Nicole Langhals, Leipsic’s Kelly Nadler and Miller City’s Courtney Niese. Honorable mention: Ottoville junior Abby Siefker and senior Kaitlyn Ditto; Kalida senior Brandi Merschman and junior Kayla Siefker; Columbus Grove sophomores Julia Wynn and Rachel Schumacher; Continental’s Erica Fitzwater and Krystal Prowant; Leipsic’s Amber Gerdeman and Ashley Rieman; Miller City’s Taylor Niese and Marissa Vennekotter; and P-G’s Vivian Nofsiger and Ellie Braidic. The Scholastic Team has McIntyre, Langhals, Ricker, Ellerbrock, Rieman, Venekotter, Niese, Hovest; Ottoville seniors Kylee Schweller and Marissa Nienberg; Grove seniors Riley Eversole and Taylor Harman; Leipsic’s Liz Inkrott; Miller City’s Courtney Niese; and PG’s Ciara Hovest, Rachel Kahle, Laura Nemire, Amanda Miller and Victoria Siefker. In girls soccer, Kalida junior Summer Holtkamp was POY and Continental’s Toby Bidlack COY. Joining Holtkamp on the first team were junior teammate Kaylyn Verhoff and freshman Jackie Gardner; Fort Jennings senior Kelsey Von Lehmden and juniors Macy Schroeder and Lori Bruskotter; Ottoville seniors Lauren Koch and April Horstman; Continental’s Leva Weller and Taylor Williamson; and Miller City’s Jessica Nienberg and Marissa Schroeder. On the second team were Ottoville senior Kendra Krouskop and junior Rachel Turnwald;

Fort Jennings senior Morgan Schroeder; Kalida’s senior Nikki Kaufman and sophomore Justine Verhoff; Continental’s Vanessa Koppenhofer, Paige Ordway and Mady Recker; and Miller City’s Melissa Michel, Jessica Leis and Jennifer Leis. Honorable mention: Ottoville junior Nicole Vorst, sophomore Monica Sarka and freshman Haley Landwehr; Fort Jennings juniors Kristen Maag and Katlin Stechschulte and sophomore Ashley Gable; Kalida seniors Erika Brinkman, Marissa Smith and Alexis Wurth; Continental’s Alli Prowant, Bridgitte Shelton and Kiana Warnement; and Miller City’s Allison Verhoff, Dana Kohls and Meagan Gilbin. Scholar-Athletes: Von Lehmden, Horstman, Krouskop, Kaufman, Wurth, Prowant, Nienberg, Marissa Schroeder, Jessica Leis; Ottoville seniors Lauren Kramer, Caitlyn Landin and Holly Von Sossan; Continental’s Kayla Mansfield and Miller City’s Ashley Alt. On the boys side, Ottoville senior Sam Beining and Kaldia senior Cody Schnipke were named co-POYs, while Mark Czubik of Kalida was COY. Joining Beining and Schnipke on the first unit were Ottoville senior Matt Burgei; Fort Jennings senior Aaron Schnipke and sophomore Seth Ricker; Kalida seniors Drew Stechschulte, Tyler Kortokrax and Nick Guisinger; Continental’s Bret Slattman; and Miller City’s Fabian Aarmuth, Gage Wenzinger and Ross Kaufman. Second team: Fort Jennings seniors Brian Wurst and Tyler Wiedeman; Ottoville seniors Greg Rue, Josh Schroeder and Adam Beining; Kalida seniors Eric Hill and Kevan Unverferth; Continental’s Tyler Dockery; Miller City’s Brent Niese and Robby Nadler; and Pandora-Gilboa’s Chris Wagler. Honorable mention: Fort Jennings: Nick Verhoff, Ethan Schimmoeller and Dylan Eldridge;

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took control with the help of Eversole and her four kills, while Julia Wynn contributed with three kills. Ricker had back-to-back blocks to close it out and put the Bulldogs up 2-1 in the match. In the fourth set, Kalida senior Brandi Merschman opened with two kills to help lead to a 14-10 lead. The Lady Bulldogs fought back with a kill by Ricker but the LadyCats’ defense was right there for the attacks from Columbus Grove. Libero Julia Vandermark had eight digs in the fourth set to keep her team alive for the deciding fifth set. “I give Columbus Grove credit tonight; they did a really nice job of finding holes in our defense and coming out strong in the fifth game,” Kalida mentor Jeremy Stober said. “They kept bringing the

Ottoville: Blake Gerdeman, Austin Markward and Evan Laudick; Kalida: seniors Austin Roebke, Ben Vonderembse and Tyler Heitmeyer; Continental’s Brandon Burke, Dallas Geckle and Dalton Bradford; Miller City’s Brent Riepenhoff, Russell Niese and Jared Kern; and P-G’s Bryant Hovest, Dakota Frederick and Brittany Watkins. Scholar-Athletes: Fort Jennings: Schimmoeller, Wiedeman, Jeremy Schimmoeller, Aaron Schnipke; Ottoville: Sam Beining and Kenny Jackson; Kalida: Roebke, Unverferth and Nathan Kortokrax; Continental: Hank Krendl; Miller City’s Wenzinger, Nadler and Brent Niese; P-G: Watkins, Christy Howe and Alyssa Niese. ----NWC announces AllConference volleyball teams Lima Central Catholic senior setter Madison George was voted the 2011 Northwest Conference “Player of The Year” Monday night at a meeting of conference volleyball coaches at Jefferson. George edged out Crestview senior Danica Hicks by just one point in the voting. Tammy Gregory of Crestview was voted NWC “Coach of The Year” by her peers for the second year in a row. Joining George and Hicks on the first unit were Crestview senior Taylor Springer, LCC senior Tylyn Taylor, Columbus Grove senior Anna Ricker, Ada senior Tabbi Jolliff and Paulding senior Jessica Farr. On the second unit were Lady Knight seniors Taylor Hamrick and Holly Genth; Bluffton senior Jenna Buroker and sophomore Paige Buroker; Allen East sophomore Kaycee Rowe, LCC senior Kathryn Ferry and Paulding senior Kristen Beck. Honorable mention: Jefferson freshman Brooke Culp; Spencerville senior Taylor Elchert; Lincolnviewjunior Jodie Doner and sophomore Ashley

McClure; Grove senior Nicole Langhals; Ada seniors Kenzie Fell and Lindsay Simmons and junior Taylor Willeke; Allen East junior Jadin Salyers; Crestview senior McKenzie Nofer; LCC junior Sarah Pajka; and Paulding senior Mesa Pracht. The final NWC standings are as follows: Crestview 9-0, LCC 8-1, Bluffton 7-2, Paulding 6-3, Columbus Grove 5-4, Ada 4-5, Allen East 3-6, Lincolnview 2-7, Spencerville 1-8 and Jefferson 0-9. ---Lady Green, Musketeers win sectional soccer battles OTTOVILLE — Ottoville downed Crestview 4-2 and Fort Jennings shut out Miller City 3-0 in Division III girls soccer action Tuesday at Ottoville. The Lady Big Green (11-60) got their goals from Haley Landwehr, assisted by Rachel Turnwald (33:00 of the first half), Lauren Koch, assisted by Landwehr (13:02 of the first half), Kendra Eickholt (6:05 1st half) and Turnwald (17:41, 2nd half). Scores for the Lady Knights (7-7-2) came in the second half from Madison Etzler (Brooke Bowens) at 19:12 and Catelyn Mefford (6:28). For the Lady Musketeers (123-2), Kristen Maag scored just a minute into the match and Macy Schroeder scored off an assist by Marissa Mesker (28:12 1st half), as well as a second-half goal by Emily Grone (assist by Schroeder) at 24:10. Miller City ends at 9-6-2. Ottoville battles top-seeded Kalida at 3 p.m. Saturday, while Fort Jennings tangles with No. 2 seed Continental at 5 p.m. ---Elida sweeps Van Wert in sectional soccer LIMA — Elida played Van Wert at the Lima Senior Division II Volleyball Sectional Tuesday night and edged the Cougars 25-22, 25-22, 32-30. Elida stat leaders: Katrina

Meeks (13 kills; 3 blocks; 10 digs), Kelsey Smith (35 assists; 2 blocks; 11 digs), Torie McAdams (8 kills; 2 aces), Aubrey Williams (9 kills), Ally Bader (2 aces) and Alex Hambleton (20 digs). Elida takes on Celina, who ousted Shawnee 25-6, 25-7, 25-7, 6 p.m. Saturday. ---Bluffton drops 3-0 decision at Manchester NORTH MANCHESTER, Ind. - The Bluffton University men’s soccer team suffered its second straight Heartland Conference setback at Manchester College on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011. The Beavers slipped to 2-13 overall and 1-5 in the Heartland Conference, while Manchester improved to 4-10-1 and 2-4 in the HCAC. Carson McFadden found Andrew Gray at the 27:20 mark to give Manchester a 1-0 lead the Spartans would never relinquish. Ryan Lincoln made it 2-0 with just under five minutes to play in the first period and Corey Brueggeman capped the scoring with a tally just after the break as the Spartans came away with the 3-0 shutout. The home team piled up a 24-6 advantage in total shots, including a 10-4 margin on frame. Manchester committed three more fouls (12-9) and forced two more corner kicks (4-2) than the Beavers. Nate Byrum (London) put one of his two shots on target and senior keeper Dan Saville (Toledo/ Central Catholic) picked up seven saves for the visitors. The Beavers return to action when they welcome HCAC-rival Rose-Hulman for a rare Sunday match. The contest, part of a weekend of meetings with the Engineers, is slated for 4 p.m. at the Sears Complex. The women host RHIT at 2 p.m. while the football and volleyball teams both battle Rose on Saturday afternoon. Soccer Box Score (Final) Goals by Half 1 2 Total Bluffton University 0 0

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October 18, 2011, OHSAA Football Computer Ratings DIVISION I Region 1 - 1. Mentor (8-0) 26.7, 2. Cle. St. Ignatius (7-1) 21.6089, 3. Solon (7-1) 18.3, 4. Cleveland Heights (7-0) 18.1862, 5. Willoughby South (6-2) 17.075, 6. Lakewood St. Edward (6-2) 15.4294, 7. Boardman (6-2) 15.2721, 8. Cle. John F. Kennedy (7-1) 15.0676, 9. Eastlake North (6-2) 11.675, 10. Mayfield (4-4) 10.55, 11. Parma (4-4) 10.0375, 12. Brecksville-Broadview Hts. (4-4) 9.6375. Region 2 - 1. Canton GlenOak (7-1) 23.175, 2. Sylvania Southview (7-1) 21.7125, 3. Tol. Whitmer (8-0) 21.709, 4. Hudson (7-1) 17.625, 5. Wadsworth (7-1) 17.2875, 6. Massillon Washington (7-1) 17.1398, 7. Massillon Jackson (5-3) 16.675, 8. Findlay (7-1) 16.6375, 9. Canton McKinley (6-2) 16.0032, 10. North Ridgeville (7-1) 15.6125, 11. Brunswick (6-2) 15.475, 12. Avon Lake (6-2) 14.675. Region 3 - 1. Troy (6-2) 20.2375, 2. Westerville Central (7-1) 18.825, 3. Hilliard Davidson (7-0) 17.9127, 4. Dublin Coffman (7-1) 16.9167, 5. Upper Arlington (7-1) 16.8375, 6. Pickerington Central (5-2) 15.8968, 7. Pickerington North (6-2) 15.0076, 8. Gahanna Lincoln (6-2) 14.375, 9. Lewis Center Olentangy Orange (6-2) 13.25, 10. Westerville South (5-3) 13.05, 11. Reynoldsburg (6-2) 12.0875, 12. Lewis Center Olentangy (4-4) 11.75. Region 4 - 1. Cin. Archbishop Moeller (7-1) 23.1793, 2. Cin. Colerain (7-1) 21.9732, 3. Middletown (7-1) 21.5875, 4. Cin. St. Xavier (6-2) 20.9141, 5. Cin. Sycamore (7-1) 18.4, 6. Cin. LaSalle (6-2) 16.15, 7. Mason (6-2) 16.1, 8. Cin. Walnut Hills (6-2) 15.8, 9. Cin. Princeton (6-2) 14.5875, 10. Centerville (5-3) 12.463, 11. Lebanon (5-3) 11.9625, 12. Loveland (3-5) 10.7625. DIVISION II Region 5 - 1. Cuyahoga Falls Walsh Jesuit (6-1) 18.6573, 2. Warren Howland (8-0) 17.0057, 3. New Philadelphia (6-2) 16.4242, 4. Aurora (7-1) 16.2, 5. Madison (6-2) 16.1, 6. Canfield (6-2) 15.8875, 7. Tallmadge (6-2) 14.75, 8. Kent Roosevelt (7-1) 14.5375, 9. Chesterland West Geauga (6-2) 14.1625, 10. Copley (5-3) 13.575, 11. Louisville (4-4) 10.2633, 12. Chagrin Falls Kenston (5-3) 10.2375. Region 6 - 1. Avon (8-0) 21.1, 2. Tol. Central Cath. (6-2) 17.8, 3. Maple Hts. (7-0) 16.8226, 4. Medina Highland (6-2) 15.65, 5. Olmsted Falls (6-2) 14.625, 6. Sandusky (7-1) 13.6375, 7. Fremont Ross (5-3) 13.5, 8. Tiffin Columbian (7-1) 13.0, 9. Maumee (6-2) 12.5625, 10. Perrysburg (5-3) 12.1625, 11. Grafton Midview (7-1) 11.65, 12. Mansfield Madison Comp. (6-2) 10.4. Region 7 - 1. Cols. Marion-Franklin (8-0) 20.85, 2. Sunbury Big Walnut (6-2) 18.025, 3. New Albany (6-2) 17.8504, 4. Dresden Tri-Valley (7-1) 16.2625, 5. Cols. Beechcroft (7-1) 14.0694, 6. New Carlisle Tecumseh (5-3) 12.7625, 7. Ashville Teays Valley (4-4) 10.525, 8. Bellbrook (4-4) 10.5125, 9. Cols. Mifflin (7-1) 9.9625, 10. Zanesville (5-3) 9.7386, 11. Ashland (4-4) 9.7, 12. Cols. Brookhaven (6-2) 8.6465. Region 8 - 1. Trotwood-Madison (8-0) 24.9375, 2. Kings Mills Kings (8-0) 21.9125, 3. Tipp City Tippecanoe (8-0) 17.175, 4. Wapakoneta (8-0) 16.775, 5. Franklin (7-1) 16.675, 6. Cin. Turpin (6-2) 16.275, 7. Hamilton Ross (7-1) 13.7125, 8. Vandalia Butler (6-2) 13.6875, 9. Cin. Anderson (4-4) 12.225, 10. Cin. Northwest (5-3) 11.5125, 11. Harrison (5-3) 10.2125, 12. Cin. Mount Healthy (6-2) 9.775; ... 23. Lima Senior (1-7) 2.2375; ... 25. Celina (1-7) 0.5625. DIVISION III Region 9 - 1. Chagrin Falls (8-0) 21.05, 2. Mentor Lake Cath. (7-1) 19.273, 3. Hunting Valley University School (7-1) 17.825, 4. Akron St. Vincent-St Mary (7-1) 16.0683, 5. Ravenna (7-1) 15.675, 6. Cle. Benedictine (6-2) 15.1881, 7. Ravenna Southeast (8-0) 13.45, 8. Cuyahoga Falls Cuyahoga Valley Christian Acad. (6-2) 12.525, 9. Jefferson Area (6-2) 11.925, 10. Oberlin Firelands (8-0) 10.6, 11. Chardon Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin (5-3) 10.5875, 12. Cle. John Hay (5-3) 9.7986. Region 10 - 1. Cols. Eastmoor Acad. (7-1) 14.952, 2. Clyde (6-2) 14.0125, 3. Bellevue (6-2) 13.925, 4. Elida (5-3) 12.575, 5. Cols. St. Francis DeSales (4-3) 12.5401, 6. Port Clinton (5-3) 10.2, 7. Caledonia River Valley (5-3) 9.625, 8. Urbana (6-2) 9.4, 9. Cols. Independence (5-3) 8.7, 10. Bryan (6-2) 8.6125, 11. Napoleon (3-5) 8.0, 12. Cols. Bishop Watterson (3-5) 7.727; ... 13. Lima Shawnee (4-4) 7.6125; ... 16. Defiance (4-4) 6.1; ... 19. St. Marys Memorial (3-5) 4.2375. Region 11 - 1. Steubenville (8-0) 21.625, 2. Youngstown Cardinal Mooney (5-2) 19.8342, 3. Dover (7-1) 19.775, 4. Minerva (8-0) 19.425, 5. Thornville Sheridan (8-0) 15.6625, 6. Canal Fulton Northwest (6-2) 14.5556, 7. Poland Seminary (5-3) 14.3875, 8. Wintersville Indian Creek (6-2) 13.0251, 9. Alliance Marlington (6-2) 12.5875, 10. Granville (7-1) 12.5, 11. Uhrichsville Claymont (6-2) 11.1375, 12. Newark Licking Valley (5-3) 10.75. Region 12 - 1. Springfield Shawnee (8-0) 20.0625, 2. Plain City Jonathan Alder (8-0) 18.7375, 3. Day. Thurgood Marshall (7-1) 18.3151, 4. Circleville Logan Elm (8-0) 17.9, 5. The Plains Athens (8-0) 17.8813, 6. Kettering Archbishop Alter (8-0) 16.8, 7. Jackson (8-0) 13.6364, 8. New Richmond (6-2) 13.3875, 9. Cin. Indian Hill (5-3) 12.425, 10. Springfield Kenton Ridge (7-1) 10.5, 11. Eaton (6-2) 10.225, 12. Cin. Taft (5-3) 9.8482. DIVISION IV Region 13 - 1. Girard (7-1) 16.9, 2. Creston Norwayne (8-0) 14.4, 3. Orrville (5-3) 14.2875, 4. Sullivan Black River (7-1) 13.6, 5. Brookfield (7-1) 11.9053, 6. Canton Central Cath. (7-1) 11.8763, 7. Leavittsburg LaBrae (5-3) 11.65, 8. Akron Manchester (5-3) 9.9, 9. Cle. Central Cath. (5-3) 9.8087, 10. Streetsboro (5-3) 9.775, 11. Beachwood (6-2) 8.3, 12. Garrettsville Garfield (5-3) 7.9875. Region 14 - 1. Kenton (8-0) 18.25, 2. Pemberville Eastwood (8-0) 17.75, 3. Genoa

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Area (8-0) 17.1125, 4. Cols. Bishop Hartley (7-0) 17.0635, 5. Ottawa-Glandorf (6-2) 13.4, 6. Richwood North Union (7-1) 13.3375, 7. Huron (7-1) 12.8625, 8. Wellington (5-3) 11.45, 9. Ontario (7-1) 10.125, 10. Galion (7-1) 8.3125, 11. Oak Harbor (4-4) 8.225, 12. Bellville Clear Fork (3-5) 7.5125; ... 14. Lima Bath (4-4) 6.6125; ... 28. Paulding (0-8) and Van Wert (0-8). Region 15 - 1. St. Clairsville (8-0) 19.6531, 2. Johnstown-Monroe (8-0) 17.4125, 3. Coshocton (7-1) 16.6143, 4. AmandaClearcreek (6-2) 13.233, 5. Chesapeake (6-2) 11.4198, 6. Ironton (4-4) 11.3649, 7. Martins Ferry (6-2) 10.625, 8. Pomeroy Meigs (5-3) 8.6976, 9. Gnadenhutten Indian Valley (5-3) 8.5875, 10. Wellston (4-4) 8.075, 11. Zoarville Tuscarawas Valley (4-4) 7.375, 12. Minford (4-4) 5.7375. Region 16 - 1. Waynesville (8-0) 17.1125, 2. Cin. Madeira (8-0) 16.1875, 3. Day. Chaminade Julienne (6-2) 14.3706, 4. West Milton Milton-Union (7-1) 13.55, 5. Cin. Hills Christian Acad. (6-2) 12.673, 6. Cin. North College Hill (6-2) 11.6629, 7. Clarksville Clinton-Massie (6-2) 11.5375, 8. Williamsport Westfall (6-2) 11.3125, 9. Brookville (6-2) 11.0125, 10. Lees Creek East Clinton (6-2) 10.5875, 11. Cin. Finneytown (5-3) 9.2652, 12. Hamilton Badin (5-3) 7.8625 DIVISION V Region 17 - 1. Kirtland (8-0) 17.125, 2. Woodsfield Monroe Central (7-1) 15.5347, 3. Columbiana Crestview (7-1) 11.8875, 4. Campbell Memorial (6-2) 11.2875, 5. Columbiana (7-1) 11.25, 6. Salineville Southern (7-1) 10.3875, 7. Sugarcreek Garaway (6-2) 10.2625, 8. Barnesville (7-1) 9.8876, 9. New Middletown Springfield (6-2) 9.5, 10. Louisville St. Thomas Aquinas (5-3) 9.0991, 11. Cuyahoga Hts. (7-1) 8.85, 12. Rootstown (5-3) 7.4875. Region 18 - 1. Bascom Hopewell-Loudon (8-0) 17.8125, 2. Liberty Center (8-0) 17.4, 3. Lima Central Cath. (8-0) 16.75, 4. Northwood (7-1) 12.4625, 5. Findlay Liberty-Benton (8-0) 12.25, 6. Hamler Patrick Henry (6-2) 10.3375, 7. Spencerville (6-2) 9.975, 8. Hicksville (6-2) 9.3, 9. Carey (6-2) 9.185, 10. Archbold (6-2) 8.3625, 11. Bluffton (4-4) 7.4875, 12. Defiance Tinora (6-2) 7.4625; ... 13. Columbus Grove (5-3) 7.1875; ... 17. Delphos Jefferson (4-4) 5.45; ... 28. Harrod Allen East (1-7) 0.5625. .Region 19 - 1. Bucyrus Wynford (8-0) 16.75, 2. Nelsonville-York (8-0) 15.2841, 3. Lucasville Valley (8-0) 14.6035, 4. Grandview Hts. (8-0) 12.2125, 5. Portsmouth West (7-1) 12.125, 6. Jeromesville Hillsdale (8-0) 12.1, 7. Ashland Crestview (8-0) 11.775, 8. West Lafayette Ridgewood (6-2) 11.55, 9. Wheelersburg (7-1) 10.6625, 10. Smithville (6-2) 9.9, 11. Gahanna Cols. Acad. (5-3) 9.8182, 12. Centerburg (6-2) 9.5152. Region 20 - 1. Marion Pleasant (8-0) 16.25, 2. West Liberty-Salem (8-0) 14.975, 3. Frankfort Adena (8-0) 14.7875, 4. Coldwater (6-2) 12.675, 5. Covington (8-0) 11.6, 6. West Jefferson (7-1) 10.375, 7. Casstown Miami East (5-3) 8.7, 8. North Lewisburg Triad (6-2) 8.5875, 9. Versailles (6-2) 8.475, 10. Miamisburg Day. Christian (7-1) 8.3865, 11. Cin. Summit Country Day (5-3) 8.0778, 12. Milford Center Fairbanks (5-3) 7.75; ... 14. Anna (5-3) 5.8; ... 20. Rockford Parkway (3-5) 3.9625. DIVISION VI Region 21 - 1. Berlin Center Western Reserve (8-0) 12.8375, 2. Youngstown Christian (7-1) 11.4162, 3. Shadyside (5-3) 10.6711, 4. Malvern (7-1) 10.55, 5. Mogadore (6-2) 10.4875, 6. Thompson Ledgemont (8-0) 10.475, 7. Warren John F. Kennedy (5-3) 7.8406, 8. Strasburg-Franklin (5-3) 7.375, 9. Cle. Villa Angela-St. Joseph (5-3) 7.161, 10. Toronto (5-3) 6.2784, 11. Wellsville (3-5) 5.9125, 12. Mineral Ridge (4-4) 5.6875. Region 22 - 1. Tiffin Calvert (7-1) 12.7835, 2. Leipsic (7-1) 9.975, 3. Delphos St. John’s (5-3) 9.8125, 4. Edgerton (7-1) 9.5875, 5. McComb (6-2) 8.8375, 6. Tol. Ottawa Hills (6-2) 7.536, 7. Convoy Crestview (4-4) 7.1, 8. Edon (5-3) 7.036, 9. Arcadia (5-3) 6.9625, 10. Norwalk St. Paul (5-3) 6.4, 11. Arlington (4-4) 4.675, 12. Sandusky St. Mary Central Cath. (3-5) 4.4; ... 20. Lima Perry (2-6) 2.125; ... 24. Pandora-Gilboa (2-6) 1.225. Region 23 - 1. Danville (5-3) 9.5082, 2. Beallsville (6-2) 9.3927, 3. Zanesville Bishop Rosecrans (5-3) 9.0777, 4. Willow Wood Symmes Valley (7-1) 9.025, 5. Portsmouth Notre Dame (7-1) 8.8441, 6. New Washington Buckeye Central (6-2) 8.675, 7. Glouster Trimble (5-2) 7.9085, 8. Hannibal River (4-4) 7.7336, 9. Newark Catholic (4-4) 7.45, 10. Crown City South Gallia (6-2) 7.3929, 11. Portsmouth Sciotoville (5-3) 7.2875, 12. Waterford (5-3) 5.9745. Region 24 - 1. Maria Stein Marion Local (7-1) 12.9439, 2. Fort Loramie (7-1) 11.7875, 3. Springfield Cath. Central (6-2) 10.4375, 4. Ada (7-1) 9.825, 5. Lewisburg Tri-County North (6-2) 9.5625, 6. Lockland (6-2) 7.834, 7. Ansonia (6-2) 7.3125, 8. Minster (5-3) 7.2375, 9. Cin. Country Day (5-3) 6.6862, 10. Waynesfield-Goshen (5-3) 6.0, 11. S. Charleston Southeastern Local (4-4) 5.75, 12. Arcanum (4-4) 5.225; ... 14. Fort Recovery (3-5) 3.1125; ... 20. St. Henry (1-7) 1.55; 21. Ridgeway Ridgemont (2-6) 1.4821; 22. McGuffey Upper Scioto Valley (1-7) 1.3375; 23. DeGraff Riverside (1.7) 1.1375; ... 28. New Bremen (0-8).

By dAVE SKREttA the Associated Press ST. LOUIS — Mike Adams has already fielded plenty of phone calls this week, usually friends or family members wishing the Rangers reliever luck against the Cardinals in the World Series. The boldest of them even try to score tickets to Game 1. Adams admits that he doesn’t have much experience handling all the fanfare — this is his first playoff trip in seven big league seasons. But he certainly knows how to answer the phone. The one in the bullpen has been ringing nonstop. Yes, Albert Pujols and Josh Hamilton are the homer-hitting stars. C.J. Wilson and Chris Carpenter are the staff aces in the spotlight tonight. But it’s the guys in the bullpens, the ones who have been called on so often to bail out Texas and St. Louis in their march through the playoffs, who could ultimately decide who wins this World Series. “How many championships do you find where the bullpen is going to be critical to the outcome?” Adams asked, genuinely seeking an answer. “Not many.” No kidding. Texas starters are lugging around a 5.62 ERA in the playoffs. Wilson has been hammered in each of his three starts. Yet those guys out in the bullpen have jogged in every time manager Ron Washington has dialed their number and promptly pitched out of trouble. In knocking off the Detroit Tigers to win the AL pennant,

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Texas became the second team since best-of-7 series were introduced to have relievers earn all four wins. The Cardinals joined the club the very next day when they beat the Milwaukee Brewers to punch their World Series ticket. Tony La Russa called on his bullpen 28 times in the NL championship series and St. Louis became the first team to win a postseason series without a starter reaching the sixth inning. “That’s the thing about Tony; he’s not afraid of pitching anybody in any situation,” said left-hander Marc Rzepczynski. “When that phone rings, we’re all ready.” It’s no surprise relief pitching has been such a focus this postseason. Rangers general manager Jon Daniels learned the importance of it last year, when he watched his relief corps collapse in the World Series. They were pounded for three runs in the eighth inning of Game 1 against San Francisco, allowed seven runs in the eighth inning in Game 2 and gave up two more runs in the last three innings of Game 4. The Giants bullpen, by comparison, allowed three runs total over five games. So, Daniels traded for Adams and fellow right-hander Koji Uehara just before the July 31 deadline and added left-hander Michael Gonzalez from Baltimore at the end of August.

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Uehara has struggled in the postseason but Adams has been excellent;all Gonzalez did in the AL championship series against Detroit was allow one run over 7 2/3 innings. He wound up earning two wins, becoming only the fifth reliever to accomplish that in an ALCS. “You know, it was obvious that we had some weakness in the bullpen as the season started and progressed until the trading deadline,” Washington said, “and then it got us two pieces to help settle down the bullpen and put people in position where they always knew where they would pitch when an opportunity presented itself in a ballgame. And from that point on, we began playing the type of game we knew we were capable of playing.” If those late acquisitions were the turning point for the Rangers bullpen, the Cardinals’ success can be traced to an Aug. 24 team meeting. St. Louis was floundering back then, well out of playoff contention, when it gathered behind closed doors and decided to start playing every game like it was a 1-game playoff. That meant using the bullpen as much as necessary, whenever necessary, even at the risk of burning it out. Not even a baseball lifer such as La Russa could imagine how they would respond. The bullpen was responsible for just six losses from Aug. 1 on,

five coming in extra innings. St. Louis put together the NL’s best record over the final month of the season as it chased down Atlanta in a dramatic wild-card race, with only three losses credited to all its relief pitchers. The Cardinals’ starters are averaging about five innings per postseason outing, roughly the same as their Texas counterparts, which means La Russa has been on the phone just as much as Washington. “That’s the thing that I’ll probably remember the most about this season,” La Russa said. “It’s the most interesting story on our team, except for the heart we showed coming back, as to how much of a weapon the bullpen has become.” Especially considering where it came from. The Cardinals blew the second-most saves in the majors this year but most of those came with a vastly different set of guys. Nobody seemed able to nail down the ninth inning early in the year and it took a while for everyone to finally grow comfortable in their roles. That includes Jason Motte, who has grown nicely into the closer job. He has a 1.47 ERA since the All-Star break and just four of the 32 runners he’s inherited this season have scored. “It doesn’t matter what inning it is, we go out there and do our job,” Motte said. “The last month and a half of the season, we’ve had to win. And we went out there with the attitude, not to freak out, not to tense out. And it’s worked.”

Manchester 2 1 3 ___________Bluffton University Pos ## Player Sh SOG G A Foul GK 00 Saville, Dan 0 0 0 0 0 4 Berlon, Caleb 0 0 0 0 0 5 Davis, Derek 0 0 0 0 0 7 Hertenstein, Seth 0 0 0 0 0 10 Byrum, Nate 2 1 0 0 0 11 Keeler, Andrew 0 0 0 0 0 12 Shroll, Andrew 0 0 0 0 0 18 Andrews, Jordan 0 0 0 0 0 19 Carlson, Peter 0 0 0 0 0 23 Minderman, Jared 0 0 0 0 0 25 Howard, K.C. 0 0 0 0 0 --- Substitutes --1 Becerril, Jorge 1 1 0 0 0 2 August, Jaden 0 0 0 0 0 8 Spence, Tyson 0 0 0 0 0 9 Barnes, Kelly 1 1 0 0 0 13 May, Matthew 0 0 0 0 0 16 Lindsey, Neil 1 1 0 0 0 20 Williams, Kevin 1 0 0 0 0 Totals......... 6 4 0 0 9 ## Goalie Minutes GA Saves 00 Saville, Dan 90:00 3 7 ____________________Manchester Pos ## Player Sh SOG G A Foul GK 0 Noakes, Grant 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 2 1 5 1 0 3 2 0 1 1 2 0 4 0 5 0 6 2 13 0 15 1 16 0 18 0 19 2 22 0 3 0 7 0 11 1 Servizzi, Matt 0 0 0 McFadden, Carson 0 1 0 Finley, Austin 2 0 0 Freels, Cody 0 0 0 Collier, Josh 0 0 0 Brueggeman, Corey 1 0 0 Lash, John 1 0 0 Gray, Matt 0 0 0 Andrew Gray 1 0 0 Seavers, Connor 0 0 0 --- Substitutes --Moburuk, Abdikadir 0 0 0 Balmoria, Nicolas 0 0 0 Hitchings, Nick 0 0 0

Peters, Joe 0 0 0 0 0 Bush, Dylan 0 0 0 0 0 Hansen, Zachary 1 1 0 0 0 Lloyd, David 0 0 0 0 0 Mark Zinser 0 0 0 0 0 Lincoln, Ryan 2 1 1 0 0 Totals......... 24 10 3 1 12 ## Goalie Minutes GA Saves 0 Noakes, Grant 90:00 0 4 Shots by Half 1 2 Total Bluffton University 3 3 6 Manchester 12 12 24 Corner kicks 1 2 Total Bluffton University 0 2 2 Manchester 1 3 4 Saves by period 1 2 Total Bluffton University 2 5 7 Manchester 2 2 4 Fouls 1 2 Total Bluffton University 6 3 9 Manchester 4 8 12 ________________________________ SCORING SUMMARY Goal Time Team Goal Scorer Assists Description 1. 27:20 MAN Andrew Gray McFadden, Carson 2. 40:05 MAN Lincoln, Ryan (11) (unassisted) 3. 51:15 MAN Brueggeman, Corey (unassisted)

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but the keeper was up to the task. Temple had a nice try at 28:15 by sophomore Taylor Sweibel but his shot from the left wing was just high. Jennings continued to own the ball possession but couldn’t quite finish. That is, until the 8:50 mark. A nice pass from the middle by Wiedeman to the right wing found senior Jeremy Schimmoeller; his 1-touch from 14 yards went high side and inside the near post for a 2-0 spread. Verhoff made two big stops in the last 13:59, denying the potential match-tying goal on a 15-yarder by freshman Seth Lugibihl; and at 1:02, when he did the same to a 20-yarder from the right side by junior Stephen Brown to preserve the shutout. In the nightcap, the Thunderbirds dominated the Bearcats (1-14), controlling the shooting 27-5. “We have two kids (out of 18) that play soccer all year around. That is where it has to start for us,” Spencerville coach Dean Brown explained. “We have seven seniors, so that puts us down to 11 for next year, depending on if we get other players out next year. We are facing a numbers crunch: with golf, cross, country, football and volleyball, there are only so many players to go around. Still, this is a great bunch of kids that have fun.” LCC coach Bryan Burkholder was pleased that all 22 players he brought saw extensive action. “We had a senior who has been a defender all his life (Daniel Andrews) get his first goal. We had beaten them 10-0 the last time, so on paper, it was easy to overlook them,” he added. “We came out ready to play and that’s what you want. You don’t want to get into bad habits when it gets out of hand and we didn’t.” LCC had a great look at 36:53 when senior Travis Clark was open from 15 yards but freshman keeper Byron Gay (13 saves versus 25 shots on-goal) deflected the high shot and finally got

Fort Jennings senior Aaron Schnipke dribbles the ball past Lima Temple Christian’s Calen Crawford Monday at Lima Stadium. The Musketeers ousted the Pioneers 2-0. By JIM METCALFE jmetcalfe@delphosherald .com LIMA — Fort Jennings had a tougher time than Lima Central Catholic Monday night at the Lima Senior Division III Boys Soccer Sectional held on the turf at Lima Stadium. They both still won: the Musketeers shutting out Lima Temple Christian 2-0 and the Thunderbirds whacking Spencerville 10-1. The Musketeers (7-9-1) will tangle with No. 1 seed Liberty-Benton at 1 p.m. Saturday, while the T-Birds (13-3-1) will battle secondseeded New Knoxville at 3 p.m. In the opener, the Musketeers outshot the Pioneers 8-6, with senior Nick Verhoff stopping five shots for the Musketeers and lone Pioneer senior Seth Wierwille nabbing four saves. “We’ve been up and down all year but when we lost to Temple 4-3 Oct. 6, that got our attention. They are a scrappy team that plays really hard; they were beating us to the 50/50 balls the first half,” Musketeer coach Gregg Luthman noted. “We were much better with ball possession the second half. We brought our defensive midfielder Aaron Schnipke up but he was a little too for-

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ward. We dropped him back some the second half and that shored up the midfield.” Neither team had many good looks at the frame all night. The Musketeers had one early as freshman Mark Metzger had a header from 10 yards that just went over the crossbar. At 23:44, senior Chad Recker took a midfield steal on a long run down the left post line and deposited a 14-yarder into the net for a 1-0 lead. The Musketeers had a couple more chances in the half but couldn’t find the mark, with the best at 21:40 when senior Tyler Wiedeman — on a ricochet off his corner kick from the right side — was just over the bar from 16 yards; and at 18:10, when Metzger got behind one defender and seemed open for a 12-yarder on the right wing but another defender deflected the ball out of bounds. The Pioneers had two weak shots on-goal in the half that were easily nabbed by Verhoff. The Orange and Black had some early chances for a second goal in the second half but a 9-yarder by sophomore Dylan Van Loo was just over the bar (32:34) and Metzger had a great chance in front

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DELPHOS –– The Board of Directors of Specialized Alternatives for Families and Youth (SAFY), is pleased to announce t h e appointment of Richard R. Nedelkoff, MS, JD, as Chief Executive Nedelkoff Officer. Nedelkoff will provide strategic leadership and oversee organizational operations in SAFY locations across eight states. He assumes the position from Interim CEO Ben Brooks. Nedelkoff comes to SAFY with more than 30 years experience in human services and public safety. He previously served as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) or Chief Operating Officer (COO) of three different statewide and national non-profits providing services to youth and families. Additionally, he has managed agencies with budgets as large as six billion dollars and directed organizations with over 4500 employees. He is a nationally and internationally recognized expert in the field of juvenile justice, child welfare and human services. Nedelkoff was previously appointed by former President George W. Bush and unanimously confirmed by the United States Senate to oversee the Bureau of Justice Assistance, an arm of the United States Department of Justice. He was later appointed by Texas Governor Rick Perry to begin reforms and oversee the Texas Youth Commission. “We are excited about the breadth of knowledge and expertise Richard brings to SAFY,” says Brooks. “We are extremely confident in his ability to lead this organization into the future. His enthusiasm and knowledge of the foster care and family services industry will strengthen our brand and grow the scope of our business.” Nedelkoff received his Juris Doctorate from Capital University Law School in Columbus. He earned a master of science degree from the University of Louisville and a bachelor of science degree from Bowling Green State University. “It is such an honor to be leading a national organization with such a rich history of providing a broad continuum of quality services to families and youth across the country,” Nedelkoff said. By JULIE PACE The Associated Press HAMPTON, Va. — President Barack Obama is employing the services of the first lady on the final leg of his three-day bus tour as they tout proposals in the president’s jobs bill that the White House says would put more of the nation’s unemployed veterans back to work. The president’s day-long swing through Virginia also has deep political undertones. Obama won the traditionally Republican-leaning state in 2008, but his poll numbers here are down, and some of the state’s high-profile Democrats are staying away from the president’s events. Obama will first make a joint appearance with his wife, Michelle, today before airmen and soldiers at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, to announce a deal with the private sector to hire 25,000 veterans and military spouses. The White House said the American Logistics Association, which includes major companies like Tyson Foods Inc. and Coca-Cola Co., is aiming to meet that goal by the end of 2013. “We ask our men and women in uniform to leave their careers, leave their families and risk their lives to fight for our country,” Obama said in a statement released ahead of the event. “The last thing they should have to do is fight for a job when they come home.” As Obama has been traveling through North Carolina and Virginia this week, lawmakers back in Washington were taking the first steps to break his nearly $450 billion jobs bill into pieces for possible votes. It’s the only way elements of the measure stand a chance of passing, given that Senate Republicans blocked action on the full package last week. The bus trip has given the president the opportunity to promote elements of his jobs plan in places the White House says would benefit most should the measures pass. Obama has spoken at high schools and community colleges where the administration says new spending would prevent teacher layoffs, as well as a small, regional area airport near Asheville, N.C., where Obama pressed for government funds to renovate an outdated runway. today’s stops were to follow a similar pattern. During his remarks at the military facility today, Obama was expected to single out a provision in his jobs bill that calls for new tax credits for businesses that hire veterans and wounded troops. 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By MICHAEL LIEDTKE The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO — Yahoo’s third-quarter results showed little evidence of ending the financial funk that got former CEO Carol Bartz fired last month. The performance, announced Tuesday, may increase the pressure on Yahoo Inc. to sell itself in parts or as a whole. Yahoo earned $293 million, or 23 cents per share, in the July-September period. That represented a 26 percent decline from net income of $396 million, or 29 cents per share, at the same time last year. The numbers for both this year and last year were boosted by one-time gains. After adjusting for those items, Yahoo said it would have earned 21 cents per share in the latest quarter versus 16 cents per share last year. The earnings exceeded the average estimate of 17 cents per share among analysts surveyed by FactSet. But Yahoo’s revenue is still eroding at a time when the Internet advertising market is growing. That’s a sign of the challenges facing Yahoo as it falls further behind Internet search and advertising leader Google Inc. and Facebook, the Internet’s most popular

it still lets Bevilacqua to proceed with a foreclose proceeding. “It allows him to foreclose on the prior owner,” said Jeffrey Loeb, Bevilacqua’s attorney. Coakley called the case “one example of a much larger problem.” In their rush to foreclose, she said, banks created “a domino effect that has harmed Massachusetts homeowners as well as third-party purchasers who purchased properties after foreclosure.” It’s the second foreclosurerelated ruling this year from the state’s highest court. In January, the SJC affirmed a lower court judge’s ruling invalidating two mortgage foreclosure sales because the banks, in their capacity as trustees for mortgage securities, did not prove that they actually owned the mortgages at the time of foreclosure. The decision, which highlighted the failure of financial firms to adhere to the rules that govern mortgage-backed securities, was expected to lead more borrowers to sue bank servicers and trustees for wrongful foreclosures. It was unclear what that earlier ruling meant for people who were forced from their homes after defaulting on their loans or for those who purchased houses in foreclosure sales. The banking industry’s foreclosure machine came under intense scrutiny last year with revelations that lowlevel employees called “robo signers” powered through hundreds of foreclosure affidavits a day without verifying a single sentence.

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PuTNAm COuNTy Jose J. Flores and Dorothy E. Flores, 1.0 acre, Monterey Townshp, to Little Chubby Buddy Network LLC. Little Chubby Buddy network LLC, 1.0 acre, Monterey Township, to Jose J. Flores LE. Sherri Lynn Augsburger nka Shery Lynn Obenour and Brian Obenour, Lot 105, .265 acre, Gilboa, to June E. Augsburger. June E. Augburger, Lot 105, .265 acre, Gilboa, to Taak LLC. Thomas M. Boggs, 5.643 acres, Jennings Township, to Scott A. Neidert. Dianna L. Geiger TR, Donald D. Kline TR and Vivian F. Kline TR, 23. 74 acres, Blanchard Township, to Daniel J. Kline and Laurie a. Kline. Donald W. Newland, .50 acre, Palmer Township, to Rodney J. Niese, Martin R. Niese and Joshua L. Palmer. Donald W. Newland, Lot 137, Pomeroys Sub., Ottawa, to Judy K. Cuevas. Edward L. Burwell, Lot 8, Blackthorn Estates Sub., Ottawa, to Robert L. Salisbury. Mary Kathleen Barlage, 14.3040 acres, Liberty Township and 37.43 acres, Liberty Township, to Kevin J. Barlage. Rosemary A. Schroeder, 1.0 acre, Ottawa Township, to Daniel J. Lehman a n d Kimberly A. Lehman. Tracy L. Kill and Steven M. Kill aka Stephen M. Kill, Lot 540, Columbus Grove, to Thomas S. Schnipke and Donna A. Schnipke. Ronald A. Wolke, Norma S. Wolke, Linda Heffner, Gene Heffner and Dennis V. Heffner TR, Lot 998, Laubenthal Sub., Ottawa, to Bruce A. Kline. Jacob A. Macke and Anissa A. Macke, Lot 431 and Lot 432, Columbus Grove, to Federal National Mortgage Association. Diana R. Verhoff, 1.0 acre, Union Township, to Sarah A. Gerten and Justin D. Rieman. John Richard Dixon TR and Virginia Louise Dixon TR, Lot 363 and Lot 364, Leipsic, to Jerry D. Newell. Melinda J. Mack, 1.0 acre, Ottawa Township, to Marjorie J. Frankart. Marjorie J. Frankart LE and Marvin G. Frankart, 1.0 acre, Ottawa Township, to Melinda J. Mack. Roger W. Broecker LE and Alice R. Broecker, LE, Lot 145 and Lot 146, Fort Jennings, to Laura A. Shirkey and Todd A. Broecker, Jay M. Christman and Jodie M. Christman fka Jodie M. Schroeder, Lot 663, Leipsic, to Brian Reynolds and Ashley Schroeder. Rita D. Klausing dec., parcel, Ottawa Township, to Katelyn R. Imm. Jason R. Osting, Cynthia M. Osting fka Cynthia M. Petersen, Lot 4, Sunset Sub., Ottawa, to Steven M. Baxter, Marilyn J. Sharrits Baxter, Marilyn J. Baxter Sharrits. Mark A. Buehrer and Connie S. Buehrer, 1.20 acres, Blanchard Township and .58 acre, Blanchard Township, to Jason R. Osting and Cynthia M. Osting. Troy Rampe Construction Inc., Building 1, Unit B, Silver Pines Condo, Kalida, to Dale R. Winkle and Patricia A. Winkle. B a u g h m a n Holdings LLC TR, Lot 1516, Ottawa, to Feasel Holdings LLC. Plum Crest Inc., Lot 533, Columbus Grove, to Michael R. Schroeder and Wendy S. Schroeder.

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DANCER LOGISTICS Services LLC, 900 Gressel Drive, Delphos, Ohio 45833 Truck Drivers Needed -Dedicated Lanes Available -Home Daily Dedicated Runs Now Available -We also need long haul, regional and part-time company drivers -We also welcome Owner Operators to apply -Great benefits package and modern equipment- Qualifications are a good MVR, Class A CDL and two years OTR experience -Call Shawn at 888-465-6001 ext. 806 for details or apply in person 10am thru 3pm FULL-TIME COOK. Previous grill experience helpful. References requested. Verify attendance record. Apply in person: Rambler’s Roost 18191A Lincoln Hwy. Middle Point

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1 BEDROOM upstairs apartment includes refrigerator & range, electric heat. Located at 387 W. Third, Ottoville. Rent $375 plus security deposit. 419-453-3956. 1BR APT for rent, appliances, electric heat, laundry room, No pets. $400/month, plus deposit, water included. 320 N. Jefferson. 419-852-0833. 2 BR unit. Ref., stove, water included. Quiet street $415/mo. & deposit. Immediate possession. (419)203-6810 ONE BDRM Apt., 537 W. Third St., Delphos. $325/mo. Call 419-692-2184 or 419-204-5924

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AAP St. Marys Corp. is a leader in the design and manufacture of cast aluminum wheels for OEM automakers. As a subsidiary of Hitachi Metals America, our reputation for high quality products and customer satisfaction has helped us continue to grow and provide our associates with over 23 years of steady employment. Now, our business is growing again, creating the following new employment opportunities: MACHINE REPAIR TECHNICIANS: To perform installation, troubleshooting, and repair of various machinery and equipment. Qualifications must include: • At least three (3) years of multi-trade experience--including industrial electrical, mechanical, hydraulics/pneumatics, robotics, and PLC’s • Working knowledge of precision measuring instruments, gauges, test equipment, and blueprints/schematics • High school diploma or equivalent and related vocational training CNC MACHINING SET-UP/OPERATORS: To perform set-ups, tool changes, and operation of CNC lathes, machining centers, and robots; Enters and edits machine programs. Qualifications must include: • At least one (1) year of related experience in the set-up and operation of CNC machines • Working knowledge of precision measuring instruments, gauges to verify dimensions of finished parts • High school diploma or equivalent and related vocational training PRODUCTION OPERATORS: To perform machine operations, handling, inspection, and testing of products. Qualifications must include: • Prior manufacturing, production operator experience • Commitment to teamwork and continuous improvement • High school diploma or equivalent In return for your expertise, AAP offers a competitive salary plus profit-sharing and excellent fringe benefits--including medical, dental, life, vision, and disability insurance, 401(k) retirement savings plan with Company matching, paid vacation, paid holidays, and more. If you’re looking for a career opportunity with a growing company, then we want to hear from you. Please send your qualifications with salary history to:

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Dear Annie: My hus- think it should be at least 10 band and I have an old friend percent of the buffet cost. whom we’ve known more What do you say, Annie? -than 40 years. For the past 20, Wondering in El Paso Dear El Paso: You win this we have alternated spending one. The server at a buffet who Christmas Eve together. “Betsy” has one unmarried fills your drink order and clears adult son who has not attended your plates should be tipped our Christmas events in many 10 percent of the tab (before years. Our daughter now taxes). Thanks for asking. Dear Annie: Thanks spends Christmas Eve with her husband’s family. My son for printing the letter from “Glendora, Calif.,” and his wife, along the 87-year-old with one aunt and who misses his kids uncle, have always but understands that come to us for the they are living their holidays, so the own lives. I needed events at our home that, as I am curand Betsy’s have rently packing up been lovely adult after being in the affairs. However, Pasadena area for this year, our son 78 years. has a new baby, and I am moving they are flying in to into an indepencelebrate. Yesterday, I had Annie’s Mailbox dent living facility. I was given a trial coffee with Betsy and asked whether she’d mind run at the facility and loved if we host again this year since it. There were games to play, it would be so much simpler activities for the mind as well with the baby. Our house is as the body, parties on the already equipped with a high- patio and myriad other activichair, portable crib, toys, etc. ties that will keep me plenty And it would be much easier busy. I will also be relatively for our son and daughter-in- close to my grandchildren, if law since Betsy’s house is not 400 miles is close. I have no intention of sitbaby-proofed and our grandson will be 11 months old and ting on my kids’ doorstep, but do relish being able to spend getting into things. Betsy’s response was quite holidays with them. The rest hurtful. She said my husband of the time will be theirs and I are too structured and when they want me, and to kids should just go with the fill the void, I will walk my flow. I didn’t back down, two small dogs, play bridge, and she finally relented, but join discussion groups and in an unfriendly way, saying enjoy participating with othshe didn’t want to “create a ers in day-to-day living. Life crisis.” She totally does not is truly a gift to use and understand how much things enjoy. -- Pasadena Nana Dear Nana: We love your will change with the addition of a toddler at a dinner party. attitude. Annie’s Mailbox is written I tried to get her to see our by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy side, but she couldn’t. longtime editors Next year, we will prob- Sugar,Landers column. of the Ann Please ably go to Betsy’s, since our e-mail your questions to anniesson will likely start coming mailbox@comcast.net, or write home every other Christmas. to: Annie’s Mailbox, c/o Creators But what do you think of Syndicate, 5777 W. Century her response? -- A Devoted Blvd., Ste. 700, Los Angeles, CA 90045. Grandmother Dear Grandmother: Actually, we can see both sides. Obviously, it is easier if the baby is at your house. However, children are quite adaptable and can manage at other places, too, if the parents keep a sharp eye, bring along toys and have a place for the child to lie down. Parents do it every day. Still, we wish Betsy had been more gracious in responding to your request. It has obviously created some ill-will. Dear Annie: You answered a question about how much to tip for carry-out restaurant service. I have the same question about a buffet. If the employee simply fills your drink order and takes away your dirty plates, do we need to leave the same 15 percent to 20 percent tip that is suggested for a regular meal? My wife thinks a dollar tip is good enough. I

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Tomorrow’s Horoscope
THURSDAY, OCT. 20, 2011 Your chart indicates that there are strong probabilities for profit in the coming months, from something that is originated by another. Lady Luck could be big factor in that person bringing you into his or her endeavor. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -Be wary of taking a financial risk on an involvement that you cannot personally control. There’s a chance you might end up paying for someone else’s mistakes. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- It’s sad but true that not everyone you deal with will bide by the same high standards you set for yourself. Be careful not to trip over your own naivete. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- Even though you have a sharp eye for details, it might be difficult for you to see the entire picture. You should stand back a bit, in order to take in and analyze the whole view. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Schedule your day so that responsibilities are given greater priority over pleasurable pursuits. Unless you think ahead and use reason, you could waste valuable time. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- Be careful that you don’t base your judgment and decision-making on emotional rather than logical aspects of your life. Needless to say, you would fare better if the emphasis were reversed. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -A project you establish for yourself might look far easier on paper than it actually is. However, once you discover this, don’t use it as an excuse to dump the effort. ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You’ll regret it later if you are irresponsible in handling your personal funds. Wasteful extravagance will emerge victorious if you don’t practice a little financial discipline. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- If you promise or give away much more than you should when cutting a deal, you’ll regret it later, when you have time to reflect. Be fair to others, but make sure that you’re taken care of, too. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Make sure you distinguish the difference between positive and mere wishful thinking. The former enhances success; the latter only invites failure. CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- All types of material opportunities hover about you at this point in time, but you might not even recognize them for what they are, owing to an indifferent attitude on your part. Be alert. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- It isn’t right to expect others to do things for you that you can do equally well or even manage far more competently then they, unless you’re paying them to do so. Don’t expect any free rides. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -Even though you’re a rather perceptive individual, you could be taken in and accept something at face value instead of checking things out as you usually do. Don’t be naive.
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Annual cancer screening tests urged less and less
By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer Annual cancer tests are becoming a thing of the past. New guidelines out today for cervical cancer screening have experts at odds over some things, but they are united in the view that the common practice of getting a Pap test every year is too often and probably doing more harm than good. A Pap smear once every three years is the best way to detect cervical cancer, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force says. Last week, it recommended against prostate cancer screening with PSA tests, which many men get every year. Two years ago, it said mammograms to check for breast cancer are only needed every other year starting at age 50, although the American Cancer Society still advises annual tests starting at age 40. Earlier this week, a large study found more false alarms for women getting mammograms every year instead of every other year. “The more tests that you do, the more likely you are to be faced with a false-positive test” that leads to unnecessary biopsies and possible harm, said Dr. Michael LeFevre, one of the task force leaders and a professor of family and community medicine at the University of Missouri. “We see an emerging consensus that annual Pap tests are not required for us to see the benefits that we have seen” from screening.” Those benefits are substantial. Cervical cancer has declined dramatically in the United States, from nearly 15 cases for every 100,000 women in 1975 to nearly 7 per 100,000 in 2008. About 12,200 new cases and 4,210 deaths from the disease occurred last year, most of them in women who have never been screened or not in the past five years. The cancer society and other groups say using Pap smears together with tests for HPV, the virus that causes cervical cancer, could improve screening. But the task force concluded the evidence is insufficient “to assess the balance of benefits and harms” of that. Instead, more lives probably could be saved by reaching women who are not being adequately screened now, the task force says. And despite what many people suspect, cost has nothing to do with the task force’s stance, its leaders said. “We don’t look at cost at all. We really are most concerned about harms,” said Dr. Evelyn Whitlock of Kaiser Permanente Northwest’s Center for Health Research in Portland, Ore., who led an evidence review for the task force. Here are some questions and answers about the cervical cancer guidelines. Q. At what ages should screening start and end? A. The task force recommends against screening women under 21 or older than 65. Very few cervical cancer cases occur in women under 21, so the old advice to start screening three years after the age of first intercourse has been changed. HPV tests are only approved for women after age 30 because transient infections that don’t pose a cancer risk are more common at younger ages. “We should not be screening teenagers. It’s not helping, it’s not finding any more cancers and it’s creating way too many harms for them,” said Debbie Saslow, the cancer society’s director of breast and gynecologic cancer. Q. Should anyone else not be screened? A. Women who have had their cervix and uterus removed should not be tested, but check with your doctor — not all hysterectomies are complete; some leave the cervix. Q. What does screening cost? A. Paps cost $15 to $60; HPV tests run $50 to $100. Q. Will insurance pay for HPV tests since the government panel doesn’t endorse them?

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A. Probably. They are included in preventive services that other federal advisers say should be covered under the Affordable Care Act, and the government has continued to pay for mammograms for women who want them even if it is sooner or more often than the task force recommends. Q. What if I’ve had the HPV vaccine? A. Doctors don’t know how the vaccine will affect HPV test results or how long the vaccine lasts, so women should still be screened for cervical cancer if they are within the recommended screening ages. Q. How can I comment on the guidelines? A. The web site below for the task force tells how. Comments are accepted for a month before guidance is adopted.

Students learn bus safety

The Ohio State Highway Patrol and Delphos City Schools celebrated School Bus Safety Week Tuesday with a program at Franklin Elementary School. Inspectors Alan Joseph and Tina Eley and Trooper J.J. McClain taught kindergarten students about emergency windows, rear door evacuation, demonstrated how bus windows open and more. Students were instructed to stay in their seat when riding the school bus, to never stand or run, push or shove, yell or shout and to always obey bus drivers. Students watched a video and outside demonstrations. Above: Trooper J.J. McClain goes over bus safety.

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