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Ottoville students march to ghoulish drums

Delphos FFA 2-star Chapter, 2 members take national honors

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Ottoville Elementary School students donned their favorite costumes and put them on parade Friday afternoon. The Big Green Marching Band, above, led the parade. Left: a mummy is all wrapped up in the music.

Herald collecting canned goods


The Delphos Herald will begin collecting canned goods and other non-perishable as well as cash donations for the local food pantries on Monday. Items can be dropped off at The Herald office at 405 N. Main St., between 8 a.m. And 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. All donations are welcome. Those who donate $25 in food or monetary gifts will receive a 3-month Herald subscription if they have not received home Photo submitted delivery in the past 6 months. Elida FFA member Clayton Miller was named a national Food will be distribfinalist in the Turf Grass Management - Entrepreneurship/ uted to the Interfaith Thrift Placement Proficiency at the 2012 National FFA ConvenShop, St. Vincent de Paul tion last week in Indianapolis. and First Assembly of God food pantries. The drive ends Dec. 2. Clear tonight with low near 30. Partly cloudy Sunday with high in low 50s; low in low 40s with 30 percent chance of showers.

Delphos FFA members Dulton Moore, left, and Cory Osting were both named National FFA Proficiency Winners at the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis earlier this month. Staff reports the home front, he focused on improvements to the unfinished basement, garage and yard. The largest gathering of FFA members He hopes his experience will help build his recently took place and 16 Delphos FFA own home someday. In the community, he members and their advisor, Scott Elwer, were volunteered extensively with his church and part of it. thrift shop. Steve and Leslie Moore are his More than 55,000 members gathered for parents. the National FFA Convention held Oct. 19-22 Osting was a national proficiency winner in Indianapolis. The purpose of this conven- in the area of Agricultural Services Placement tion is to gather FFA members from across for his work for Moore, True Vine Tree the nation to celebrate the achievements that Service and Whetstones Custom Sawmilling. have been made over the past year, broaden Osting has worked more than 1,500 hours the horizons of members by exposing them to for these three agribusinesses combined. He new places and motivate them to continue to took fully-grown trees and processed them reach their goals. into grindings, firewood and lumber. He also Delphos FFA garnered two National provided service to customers through these Proficiency Winners and was named a 2-star businesses. Osting set the goal of earning zero National Chapter, the second-highest ranking safety violations and always demonstrating a chapter can earn at the national level. correct safety techniques. Dulton Moore was national proficiency Through these experiences, he hopes to winner in the area of Home and Community one day operate his own sawmill. Improvement. His parents are Dan and Bonnie Osting of Moore worked more than 800 hours Delphos. around his house and also volunteering for See FFA, page 3 the Interfaith Thrift Shop and his church. On

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Elida’s Miller wins national FFA proficiency award
Staff reports Elida FFA member Clayton Miller was named the national winner in Turf Grass Management - Entrepreneurship/Placement Proficiency during the 84th National FFA Convention last week in Indianapolis. Proficiency awards recognize FFA members who have excelled as agricultural entrepreneurs, employers or volunteers while they gained handson experience. These students competed in an interview at the state level and were state winners last spring; and after the national application evaluation, they were selected to represent their area as finalists in the nation. They attended the convention and had to go through an intense interview process against some of the


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best FFA members from across the nation. There are 47 different proficiency award categories offered at the local, state, and national levels. In recognition of being a finalist, each member received $500 and a plaque. The national winner received an additional $500 and a National Winner plaque. Miller was charged with mowing his parents’ lawn and caring for shrubs and trimming. It made sense for his SAE he chose turf grass management and took a position with an organization that cares for more than 500 residential and corporate lawns. He worked his way up to crew chief and operator of a Dixie Chopper mower. His parents are Merle and Ruth Miller. His advisor is Dennis Pohlman.

Students learn life-saving techniques

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The Putman County chapter of the American Red Cross stopped at Ottoville High School Friday to teach seniors CPR. Kenny Jackson, Kaitlyn Ditto and other students were certified to deliver 30 chest compressions and 30 breaths, practicing on dummies. They also learned to apply pressure to the back of a conscious choking victim. Matt Burwell of the county’s Red Cross said the organization made a grant available with which to fund training at all schools in the county and all but Leipsic have participated.

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All’s well that
I think it’s time I caught you guys up on what’s going on in my life. I’ve been afraid to say too much out loud because I didn’t want to jinx anything. While you are reading this, Cameron is snuggled in his bed in Toledo in his own apartment. He was released from the halfway house on Oct. 13. He thought he was going to get out on Oct. 18 — and then Oct. 14 — and finally, he was surprised on Oct. 13. He signed his papers, said see-ya and ran out the door. That must have felt good. My husband, mother, sister-in-law and I made a mad dash north on Oct. 10 with all his stuff. We were all quite surprised with our first glimpse of his apartment. It’s an efficiency but the floors are all hardwood and he has lots of windows. It’s really quite nice for his first abode in Toledo. He likes his neighbors and it’s a short, half-block walk to work. Actually, he can step out his and he’s practically there. The library is two blocks away and there are coffee shops and art galleries within walking distance as well. He really didn’t have a lot of stuff due to his hasty departure from his old apartment in Lima. Actually, he is about all that departed nearly six years ago. I made an appearance there to retrieve my father’s service memorabilia Cameron had taken with him; that’s about all. To be quite honest, I was a little upset with him at the time and wasn’t feeling very generous. That’s putting it a

and then. We’ll end this on a funny little story about her. Cameron shared this with me on Tuesday after I arrived back home by Nancy Spencer from taking her to the airport. Apparently, my mother must resemble little mildly. someone you should be conIt was also not the best neighborhood. I took a cou- cerned about on an airplane. ple friends with me and we She was fitted with a brace went in, grabbed what we for her “good” knee about could carry and left. I didn’t a month ago. She forgot to and still haven’t apologized. mention it before she went I really don’t feel the need. through the metal detectors That was a bad time for all of and of course, it set them us. It’s done, over with and off. She was quickly whisked put behind us. Cameron has been work- to a private room and two ing full time at Manhattan’s, female TSA agents respecta restaurant featuring New fully asked her to take her York cuisine. He’s also try- pants off. I can’t believe I ing to find a part-time job. even put all that together He watches PBS, a habit he in a sentence concerning picked up while in prison. my sweet, kind, thoughtful, It’s good he likes it; he can’t 76-year-old mother. Are you afford cable right now. He kidding me? She has quite another also reads, journals and is view of the shenanigans. She getting back into painting flies a bit more than I do and and other art mediums. On that note, let me share my sister flies weekly. We that a friend purchased one all want them to be safe and of the paintings he did in for security to be vigilant art class in high school the about who flies with them other night. He was over the and everyone else. I know. moon. It was quite a boost. It’s still hard to grasp. My mother will be quick He hadn’t really been interto tell you the agents were ested in his art for quite a while. I think it will be a nothing but kind, respectful and very protective of her healthy outlet for him. He also got a visit from modesty. They’re lucky. I’d hate our friends from up north. Jill and Steve buzzed down to have to go find them. last Saturday and dropped You don’t mess with the off a chair, an area rug and Mamacita! Anyway, Cameron and I some knick-knacks to make got a good chuckle out of his little house a home. He’s having a suspected terrorsettling in. You can imagine how ist in the family and mom much this all eases my mind. was quite unruffled about the I’m sure there will be times I whole thing. All’s well that ends well. get frustrated or concerned. Yeah, it is. He is, after all, my child. I

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For The Record Statue ends well US celebrates birthdayof The Delphos have a feeling I still do Liberty’s 125th Herald that to my mother now
NEW YORK (AP) — Scores of people waved tiny flags after taking the oath of U.S. citizenship at the foot of the Statue of Liberty on Friday, 125 years after the iconic American symbol welcoming visitors and immigrants was dedicated. “We are a nation of diverse people,” Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar said during the naturalization ceremony on Liberty Island. “And that diversity strengthens our nation.” The new Americans, 125 immigrants from 46 countries, pledged to renounce foreign power, then posed for photos with their citizenship certificates. The birthday party concluded Friday with a 12-minute fireworks display choreographed to patriotic music. “I feel like if you live in a place, you should have a say in the politics,” said Paul Currie, who moved to the U.S. from South Africa eight years ago. “Otherwise, you’re an outsider.” Silvia Hodges, who came to the U.S. from Germany in 1999, said the ceremony made her feel “like I belong here — and I really want to vote.” The Statue of Liberty, a gift from France, was conceived to symbolize the friendship between the two countries and a shared love of liberty. President Glover Cleveland dedicated the statue on Oct. 28, 1886. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said, “If anybody around this world wants to pick up their family and move so that their family can have freedom — freedom to speak, freedom to be in charge of their own destiny, all the freedoms that we have incorporated into the Bill of Rights — they always come to America.” Actress Sigourney Weaver recited Emma Lazarus’ “The New Colossus” and gestured to the statue behind her at the words “a mighty woman with a torch.” On Friday, Cleveland’s grandson George, a deadringer for the former president, was on hand for the event and received a plaque from the National Park Service. George Cleveland, a 59-year-old executive director of a senior center in North Conway, N.H., said his grandfather was prescient when he said that “a stream of light shall pierce the darkness of ignorance and man’s oppression, until liberty enlightens the world.” “We are still a work in progress,” George Cleveland said. Then, with a 3-2-1 countdown, webcams streaming views from the statue’s torch were switched on. The cameras offer panoramas of the Manhattan skyline, the Hudson River and Liberty Island. Today, the statue’s interior will be closed for renovations for about a year, though Liberty Island will remain open. Vacationers Benoit and Veronique Poullain of Rouen, France, were happy to see the statue on her 125th anniversary. Veronique said it was “like New York, big!” She said the French are “very happy to have contributed this symbol.”
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The Phi Delta Sorority would like to thank everyone that supported its first Purse Bingo. We would like to thank the Delphos Eagles for letting us use their facilities for this fundraiser and staff for their help. We would like to thank all the businesses for their donations of raffle items, Delphos Jefferson Alumni Association for the table stands, men that volunteered to be servers, florists for the use of vases for the raffle table, Denny Klausing for being master of ceremonies and anyone else that I may have forgotten. With your support, we will be able to provide shoes and boots for the Delphos Community Christmas Project. Teena Ebbeskotte, president, Phi Delta Sorority

Hydro Flushing Schedule
The City of Delphos Water Department will flush hydrants beginning Monday. Flushing will be done between 7-11:30 a.m. Customers should check water during these days before running laundry. Flushing might cause water discoloration. Hydrants at the following locations will be flushed on Monday: South Main and Clime streets; Clime Street at the canal; South Jefferson Street and Annex Drive; South Clay and King streets; South Erie and Skinner streets; Wayne and Superior streets; W. Jennings and Hudson streets; Tuesday: The end of Davis Street; South Clay and Central streets; South Bredeick and Cleveland streets; South Cass and Cherry streets; South Bredeick and Skinner streets; South Bredeick and Southridge Road; the end of South Clay and South Erie streets; and the flush out on South Cass Steet. Wednesday: Franklin and Suthoff streets; Main Street between Cleveland and Suthoff streets; South Canal and Central streets; Main Street between the railroad tracks; South Jefferson and Cleveland streets; Franklin and Jackson streets; Pierce and Euclid streets; Pierce and Cleveland streets; Spencerville and Allen avenues; South Cass at the railroad tracks; and the flush out on East Cleveland Street.


BELLMAN, Naomi L., 76, of Ottawa, Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10 a.m. Monday at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Ottawa, the Rev. Matt Jozefiak officiating. Burial will follow in St. Michael Cemetery, Kalida. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. today and 2-8 p.m. Sunday at Love Funeral Home, Ottawa, where a scripture service begins at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday. Memorials may be made to Sts. Peter and Paul Education Fund, St. Michael Steeple Fund or to Putnam County Hospice. Condolences can be sent to www.lovefuneralhome. com.

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The following is the report concerning construction and maintenance work on state highways within the Ohio Department of Transportation District 1, which includes the counties of Allen, Defiance, Hancock, Hardin, Paulding, Putnam, Van Wert and Wyandot. This report is issued each Thursday beginning in April and continues through November. (All work will take place weather permitting and during daytime hours Monday through Friday only unless otherwise indicated.) Allen County Ohio 696 at Hillville Road is restricted through

the work zone at times for a project which extended a culvert and lowered the profile of the roadway. Work will continue until early November with traffic maintained.


continue until November.

Ohio 309 (Elida Road) from Robb Avenue to Eastown Road on the west side of Lima will be restricted to one lane in both directions in certain locations for a safety upgrade project. Work to install a center-lane, concrete median curb is under way. Travel slowly through the zone and be aware of lane shifts. The center leftturn lane is closed at various locations. The project will

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Putnam County Ohio 65 between the Allen County line and Columbus Grove will be restricted to one lane through the work zone for drainage repair. Ohio 190 near Township Road T-23 will be restricted at times through the work zone for drainage repair. Ohio 12 in Columbus Grove in the southwest area of the village will be closed Oct. 17 for four weeks for a sewer replacement project. Traffic detoured onto Ohio 65, U.S. 224 and Ohio 235 back to Ohio 12. Ohio 189 at the intersection of U.S. 224 in Ottoville to County Road 18 in Rimer restricted to one lane through the work zone for resurfacing. The project will continue through October. Van Wert County

Ohio 81 at the Ohio 49 intersection will be restricted through the work zone for a slope repair project. Ohio 49 at the Mercer County line will be restricted to one lane through the work zone for a ditch project. U.S. 30 from Middle Point-Wetzel Road to Fifth Delphos St. John’s Street in Delphos is reduced Oct. 31-Nov. 4 to one lane through the work Mon.: Beef stew/roll or zone for a resurfacing proj- mini corn dogs, corn, salad, ect. Work to be completed by applesauce, milk early November. Tues.: Stuffed crust pepp pizza or cold meat sandwich, Ohio 118 (Shannon carrots/dip, salad, peaches, Street) between Ervin Road milk and Main Street remains Wed.: Tenderloin sandwich open to local traffic only or hot ham sandwich, creamed during reconstruction, wid- rice, salad, pineapple, milk ening, and water line and Thurs.: Italian grilled sanitary installation which chicken sandwich or Sloppy Jo began in 2010. Shannon Sandwich, green beans, salad, Street is expected to reopen fruit bar, milk fully to traffic on Wednesday Fri.: Sub sandwich/lettuce/ of the week. Traffic will con- tomato/pickle or BBQ pork tinue to be restricted at times sandwich, salad, pears, cheddar through November for traffic whales, milk signal work. Landeck Oct. 31-Nov. 4 Mon.: Salisbury steak, dinner roll, mashed potatoes & gravy, fruit, milk Tues.: Breaded chicken nuggets, butter/peanut butter bread, corn, fruit, milk Wed.: Creamed turkey over toast, green beans, fruit, milk Thurs.: Hamburger sandwich, potato rounds, fruit, milk Fri.: Toasted cheese sandwich, baked beans, fruit, milk Ft. Jennings Oct. 31-Nov. 4 Chocolate, white or strawberry milk served with all meals.

Delphos City Schools: October 31-Nov. 4 Mon: Chicken Parmesan, breadstick, spaghetti w/tomato sauce, salad, applesauce cup, low fat milk Tues.: Nachos w/cheese & meatsauce, breadsticks, corn, diced pears, low fat Wed.: Pepperoni pizza, tossed salad, chilled peaches, low fat milk Thurs.: Chicken strips, dipping sauce, bread & butter, green beans, apple crisp, low fat milk Fri.: Soft taco, lettuce & cheese, refried beans, carrot stix, mandarin oranges, pretzel rod, low fat milk

Mon. Chicken gravy over mashed potatoes, dinner roll, green beans, fruit Tues.: Taco, refried beans, mixed vegetables, fruit Wed.: Corn dog, green beans, cookie, fruit Thurs. NO SCHOOLPARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES Fri.: NO SCHOOL-PARENT/ TEACHER CONFERENCES Ottoville: Oct. 31-Nov. 4 Mon.: Pizza, chips, corn, pineapple, milk Tues.: Hot dog-chili dog, baked beans, cookie, peaches, milk Wed.: Rotini, garlic bread, green beans, fruit, milk Thurs.: Sausage patty, tritator, French toast stix, omelets, O.J., milk Fri.: Chicken sandwich, noodles, peas, peaches, milk Spencerville: Oct. 31-Nov. 4 Mon.: Macaroni & Cheese, broccoli, biscuit, orange serbet, milk Tues.: Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes/gravy, & grain dinner roll, appplesauce, milk Wed.: Footlong hot dog, green beans, peaches, milk Thurs.: Shredded chicken sandwich, broccoli w/cheese, apple slices w/peanut butter, milk Fri.: Cheese Pizza, corn, pineapple, milk Elida: Oct. 31-Nov. 4 Mon.: Real slice cheese pizza, orange sherbet, diced peaches, low fat milk Tues.: Chicken nuggets, carrot sticks w/dip, diced pears, dinner roll, low fat milk Wed.: French toast sticks, sausage, hash brown, applesauce cup, low fat milk Thurs.: Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes, pineapple tidbits, soft pretzel, low fat milk Fri.: Cheese bread sticks w/sauce, seasoned corn, applesauce, low fat milk

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FFA members in attendance at the 2011 National Convention included, front from left, Kylie Fritz, Lindzi Hoersten, Jessica Hammons and Veronica Vulgamott; row two, Jake Horstman, Kurt Hoersten, Scott Pohlman and Jordan Barclay; and back, Adam Kroeger, Devin Rabe, Dulton Moore, Tanner Vermule, Jason Michel, Cory Osting and Chad Hoersten. (Continued from page 1) Proficiency awards recognize FFA members who have excelled as agricultural entrepreneurs, employers or volunteers while they gained handson experience. These students competed in an interview at the state level and were state winners last spring and after the national application evaluation, they were selected to represent their area as finalists in the nation. They attended the convention and had to go through an intense interview process against some of the best FFA members across the nation. There are 47 different proficiency award categories offered at the local, state, and national levels. In recognition of being a finalist each member received $500 and a plaque. The national winner received an additional $500 and a National Winner Plaque. Ohio FFA had 14 finalists and the Delphos FFA Chapter had four of them. Ohio FFA had 5 national winners and the Delphos chapter had two of those. No other chapter in the nation had more than two finalists in any category — Delphos had four finalists. Also, no other chapter in the nation out of more than 7,300 chapters had multiple winners. For the convention, FFA members boarded a charter bus on Wednesday morning with the Paulding and Wayne Trace FFA chapters. The first stop was a tour of a 5,500head dairy farm in Alger, with the largest rotary parlor in North America. That afternoon, the group traveled to Atlanta, Ind., to tour Beck Seeds. They attended their first leadership session that evening, which was highlighted by Dave Roever, a Vietnam veteran who received a purple heart as he shared a motivational experience. That evening, members enjoyed a hypnotist and the annual All-Ohio Buckeye Bash. Thursday was another busy day for the members. They started their morning by attending a tour at Cox Farms and G & G Pepper a facility that has 25 460-foot-long greenhouses where they produce tomato plants for Red Gold, cabbage and watermelon for farmers to plant. In the afternoon, they toured Bunge North America in Morristown,

Chad Hoersten was a national proficiency finalist in the area of Agricultural Mechanics Repair and Maintenance for his work through his supervised agricultural experience at Buckeye Detail as a Detail Specialist. He has accrued over 2,700 hours while working there performing a variety of skills which include working on agricultural equipment like tractors, semis, combines, and other heavy equipment. Detailing is a lengthy process that includes washing, buffing, waxing, painting and shining the area to be detailed. Hoersten also cleaned and detailed interiors of equipment like grain trucks. Ind. They also had the opportunity to visit the Career Show at Convention. Thursday evening, the group attended recreational events including a rodeo and a country concert which included Steel Magnolias, Little Big Town and Blake Shelton. On Friday morning, they attended a tour of Tyson Foods in Logansport, Ind., the processor of more than 15,000 hogs a day. That afternoon, the group attended the proficiency award convention session where four members were recognized for being finalists in their supervised agricul-

tural areas. That evening they were treated to a presentation by David Garibaldi, a motivational painter. The American Degree Session was the highlight of Saturday morning. Six Delphos FFA members, Chad Hoersten, Adam Kroeger, Dean Renner, Eric Dickman, Jenna Faurot and Kayla Wrasman were awarded their American Degree, which is the highest award a member can earn. This degree is given to only one-half of one percent of the 540,000 members. They have completed all of the requirements

Jason Michel was a national proficiency finalist in the area of Emerging Agricultural Technology. He was challenged by his grandfather to do something that would help his restaurant and his farm: turning used cooking grease into bio-diesel. After reading up on the process and doing the research, his grandfather bought the necessary materials for Michel to start his project. With this creation, diesel vehicles like tractors and many trucks could run on used cooking grease. He has produced over 1,100 gallons of his product cutting the costs of fuel on their family farm.

through the FFA that enabled them to achieve the highest FFA honor for a student. They all have received their Greenhand, Chapter and State FFA degrees. They have been active members of the Delphos FFA chapter for five years, completed four years of systematic Agriculture Education Instruction, has productively invested $7,500, worked more than 2,500 hours above scheduled class time, maintained a “C” or better grade point average and was extremely involved as a Delphos FFA member through numerous activities.

2011 FFA American Degree recipients

YWCA Family Fall Festival Nov. 5
Children and families are invited to attend a Family Fall Festival from 9 a.m. to noon on Nov. 5 at the Putnam County YMCA in Ottawa. Activities are designed for the entire family including arts and crafts, carnival games, face painting, an obstacle course, clown entertainment and balloon making by Fruti & Company, and displays from local agencies and organizations.

American Degree recipient Eric Dickman is the son of Eugene and Patricia Dickman of Delphos. His SAE has included raising market hogs, dairy feeders and dairy and beef steers and also working for Luersman Farms. He participated in Parliamentary procedures, Greenhand quiz and farm business management career development events. He served on several committees. Luersman attended state and national convention and other leadership activities. He is currently employed at Vanamatic Co.

American Degree recipient Dean Renner is the son of Carl and Kathy Renner of Delphos. Dean’s SAE has included working at his family farm, where he has worked over 2,000 hours. He participated in Greenhand quiz, farm business management and FFA creed career development events. He served on several committees and chaired a few, also. Renner attended state and national convention and other leadership activities. He is currently attending the Ohio State University majoring in agribusiness.

American Degree recipiAmerican Degree Recipient Jenna Faurot is ent Chad Hoersten is the the daughter of Gregg and son of Chuck and Brenda Lisa Faurot of Delphos. Her Hoersten of rural Delphos. SAE included working at His SAE included working Faurot Stables, where she for Buckeye Detail, where has has worked more than 1,400 worked over 2,700 hours as a hours. She participated in detail specialists. He served parliamentary procedures, as the chapter president and Greenhand quiz, dairy foods as the parliamentarian and and equine mgt. career also participated in parliadevelopment events. Faurot mentary procedure, Ag. served as chapter secretary Mechanics, small engines and and on several commit- career development events. tees. She attended state and Hoersten served on several national conventional as well committees and chaired a as MFE, state leadership few also. He attended state and other leadership activi- and national convention and ties through her four years other leadership activities. in our program. Faurot is He is currently attending the currently attending Findlay University of Dayton majorSnacks, child identification University majoring in occu- ing in mechanical engineering. kits and other free giveaways pational therapy. will be available. Magician Jordan Rode will perform at 10 a.m. And the YMCA swimming pool Patty’s Pals will host Purse Bingo at 7 p.m. on Nov. 11 at will be open to families from the Delphos Eagles. 9 a.m. to noon. All nonThe $30 ticket includes dinner, 20 games of bingo with swimmers and children 8 years old or younger must be designer purse prizes and a door prize ticket. All proceeds benefit a nurse/mother of four battling pancreaccompanied by an adult in atic cancer. the water. For more information or tickets, contact Deann Heiing at The Family Fall Festival is 419-230-2963. free and open to the public.

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American Degree recipient Kayla Wrasman is the daughter of Joe and Jackie Wrasman of Delphos. Her SAEs have included working at Pitsenbarger Supply and Beining Nusery and Landscape, where she was a state winner in Landscape Mgt. Placement. She has worked more than 1,000 hours combined at these two places and also showed poultry at the Putnam County Fair. Wrasman participated in parliamentary procedures, Greenhand quiz and dairy foods career development events. She served as a chapter officer and on several committees. She attended state and national conventional as well as MFE, state leadership and other leadership activities through her four years in our program. Wrasman is currently attending Toledo University majoring in Pre-Med.

American Degree recipient Adam Kroeger is the son of Ron Kroeger and Michelle Kroeger of Delphos. His SAE has included owning and operating his own baling business where he baled 58,239 bales in four years averaging 308.75 acres per year. He served as the chapter student advisor and as the historian. Kroeger also participated in parliamentary procedure, livestock judging, farm business, and Greenhand quiz career development events. He served on several committees and chaired a few also. He attended state and national convention and other leadership activities. Kreoger is currently attending UNOH majoring in the HVAC program.

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Obama admin renews push for solar energy in West
By MATTHEW DALY The Associated Press resources. Salazar called the announcement a “giant step forward” as officials step up efforts to promote solar power, particularly in the West. The administration’s push for renewable energy has come under attack since California-based Solyndra Inc. closed its doors two month ago after receiving a $528 million federal loan. The company declared bankruptcy and laid off its 1,100 workers. The new plan, which is subject to a 90-day public comment period, “establishes for the first time a blueprint for landscape-level planning that will help facilitate smarter siting of solar energy projects,” Salazar said in a conference call with reporters. It also proposes to open an additional 20 million acres of public land to future solar development. Environmental groups hailed the announcement, but the solar industry was guarded in its response. Rhone Resch, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association, said he had “some significant areas of concern” about the solar energy zones Flexibility in project siting and access to transmission were crucial to financing and development of utility-scale solar power plants, Resch said, adding that he was optimistic a balanced approach

DEAR EDITOR: What a cowardly act of the government and those in the statehouse to deny the rights of working people. Then try to lay the blame of this failed economy on the backs of the worker. It was the greedy actions of those on Wall Street and the politicians that ignored what they did. Teachers, police and firemen did not create this mess. I have a son who is a marine and served in Iraq. He did his duty and is home now. Another son is a state highway patrolman and another is a firefighter. My son would not stop chasing a stolen car until he had a better pension plan. My firefighter would not stand outside a burning home waiting for an increase in his dental plan. They would put themselves in harm’s way to protect those in need. That is their job. When they retire, I hope they will be comfortable. I’m sure the governor will be more than comfortable when he retires and he will not have put himself in harm’s way for a second. Vote no on Issue 2 and give honor and respect to those who protect us. Mike Edelbrock, a proud father of sons who serve and protect


White House to review Energy Dept. loans

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One Year Ago • The Landeck Parents’ Club held its annual Halloween Party. Second-grade costume winners are first place, Anna Fitch, old lady; second place, Karly Mawhorr, bee keeper; and third place, Rileigh Rahrig, washing machine. 25 Years Ago — 1986 • Cabbage is in the crock at Landeck,” said Richard J. “Bunny” Bonifas. Oscar Hempfling has always supplied some of the cabbage for the event, but this year he has raised all of the cabbage in his garden with some to spare. Assisting on Bonifas’ committee are Geeorge Berelsman, Richard Hugel and Dan Pohlman. • Members of the Ottoville Rosary Altar Society met recently in the parish hall. The special program for the evening was “Bridal Fashions throughout the Years.” Sixty-six bridal gowns were modeled. The oldest gown was 118 years old. It belonged to Mary (Ricker) Barlage, great-grandmother of Eileen Kemper. • The 50th anniversary of Delta Omicron Phi Sorority was held with a dinner at the Carriage Inn. The honored guests were chartered members. Following the dinner, members and honored guests retired to the home of Mrs. Nile Brenneman where the guests were greeted and welcomed by the president, Esther Siefker. 50 Years Ago — 1961 • Mrs. Edward M. Wiecher of Delphos, has been appointed State Junior Chairman of the Catholic Daughters of America, according to an announcement by Edna Jane Nolte of Delphos, State Vice Regent. Mrs. Wiecher, past Grand Regent of the senior court of the Catholic Daughters here, has also served as local Junior Chairman, Junior and Juniorette Counselor, and as diocesan Junior Chairman. • Delphos St. John’s Blue Jays romped to their seventh win of the season Friday night by blasting the Crestline High gridders 34-6, at Crestline. Tom Geddings, Jim Neumeier, Bob Gordon and Bill “Dusty” Laudick shared scoring honors for the Jays while Gordon, Tim Drewyore, Dan Cramer, Gene Hickey, Wayne Hotz and Dave Bracher sparkled in Blue Jay defensive play. • An unusual discovery was made when plumbing was being repaired at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Ralston, 410 W. Clime St. The body of a snake, believed to be a blue racer, was removed from a bathroom drain that had been giving trouble. The snake, about two feet long, had apparently been in the drain trap for some time. 75 Years Ago — 1936 • Remlinger’s Drug Store was improved by the addition of a fine new soda fountain. The new fountain was of black and green vitrolite and was strictly modern and a most beautiful piece of store furnishings.


WASHINGTON (AP) — On the defensive over a half-billiondollar loan to a now-bankrupt solar company, the White House on Friday ordered an independent review of similar loans made by the Energy Department, its latest response to rising criticism over Solyndra Inc. The announcement came as House Republicans prepared for a possible vote next week to subpoena White House documents related to the defunct California company. White House officials said the review would assess the health of more than two dozen other renewable energy loans and loan guarantees made by the Energy Department program that supported Solyndra. Congressional Republicans have been investigating the company’s bankruptcy amid embarrassing revelations that federal officials were warned it had problems but nonetheless continued to support it, and sent President Barack Obama to visit the company and praise it publicly. “Today we are directing that an independent analysis be conducted of the current state of the Department of Energy loan portfolio, focusing on future loan monitoring and management,” White House chief of staff Bill Daley said. “While we continue to take steps to make sure the United States remains competitive in the 21st century energy economy, we must also ensure that we are strong stewards of taxpayer dollars.” Daley said the review would be conducted by former Treasury official Herb Allison, who oversaw the Troubled Asset Relief Program, part of the 2008 Wall Street bailout. The review would not look at the Solyndra case but would evaluate other loans worth tens of billions of dollars and recommend steps to stabilize them if they appear to have problems like the loan to Solyndra.

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Thursday identified 17 sites in six Western states as prime candidates for solar energy projects on public lands, continuing a push for solar power despite the high-profile bankruptcy of a solar panel maker that received a half-billion dollar federal loan. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said the latest “Solar Energy Zones” refine and improve on a draft released in December that identified two dozen areas in California, Nevada, Colorado, Utah, New Mexico and Arizona. Five sites in Nevada, four in Colorado, three in Utah, two each in California and Arizona, and one in New Mexico were identified as ideal for solar development. The sites comprise 285,000 acres, down from about 677,000 acres in December, and reflect the department’s judgment that the targeted land has the highest potential for solar development with the fewest environmental conflicts. The plan is intended to promote development of large, utility-scale solar projects on public lands that will generate thousands of megawatts of electricity. The zones are intended to maximize electricity generation while minimizing conflicts with wildlife and cultural and historic

Obama lost many donors from ’08 race
By JACK GILLUM The Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has lost millions of dollars in support from former donors in Democratic strongholds and in districts that he won narrowly four years ago, according to an Associated Press analysis of the most recent federal campaign finance data. Tens of thousands of supporters who gave him hundreds of dollars or more in the early stages of the 2008 campaign haven’t offered him similar amounts of cash so far in this campaign. And in some cases, former Obama contributors gave to GOP candidates, such as former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. Obama’s re-election effort is hardly hurting for cash: His campaign and the Democratic Party raised more than $70 million for Obama’s re-election in the July-September period, outstripping all Republicans combined by tens of millions of dollars. But the AP’s analysis indicates that Obama, beleaguered by a struggling economy, has lost early support from some of his larger financial supporters and will have to work harder to win back party stalwarts and swing voters alike. Obama’s approval ratings have slumped to 41 percent in a recent Gallup poll, as steadfast supporters have found themselves less able or less willing to open their wallets again. “He was our state senator, and when I looked at the Republican side, I thought, ‘We need some fresh blood in the campaign’,” said Janet Tavakoli, 58, a financial analyst from Chicago who gave $1,000 to the president in 2008. “But I was dead wrong about it,” she said, and isn’t supporting any candidate this time. Obama faced then-Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton for the Democratic nomination in 2008. This time he is running unchallenged and has no primaries or caucuses looming, as the Republican candidates do, so potential Obama

could be found. The Bureau of Land Management has done “a commendable job permitting solar power projects over the last two years,” he said. “We look forward to engaging with BLM and other stakeholders in this process to continue that momentum and ensure the industry’s perspective is heard.” While California has only two projects — both near the Arizona border in the southeastern corner of the state — it has more than half the total acreage, with 153,627 acres. Nevada has the next-highest acreage at 60,395. Salazar and other officials said the plan aims to reduce conflicts and delays in approving solar projects, by identifying areas that have been “pre-screened” to show they are near transmission sites and have few if any environmental conflicts. Deputy Interior Secretary David Hayes said the new plan “provides more clarity” on how projects can proceed and gives potential developers certainty that they will be working in areas that the government considers suited for solar power. The new plan is based in part on more than 80,000 comments received after the draft plan was announced in December. The seven sites that were dropped from the draft plan include two each in California, Nevada and New Mexico, and one in Arizona.

WASHINGTON — Herman Cain’s craggy-faced Chief of Staff Mark Block took a drag off a cigarette, blew smoke at the camera and sent the political class into coughing fits. Theories about what Block intended have run the gamut from James Carville’s “He was drunk,” to amateurish campaigning, to post-modern genius. Me? I’m leaning toward accidental brilliance. For those who missed it, and who therefore probably are not reading this, the ad is a 56-second clip of Block talking about his commitment to his candidate, not unusual in a chief of staff. He ends by taking the famous drag. Did he just blow smoke in your face? Kind of, but he’s not just blowing smoke. He’s saying: “Don’t like me smoking? Tough.” Odder than Block’s Marlboro-mannish toke was a final frame showing a tight shot of Cain looking at the camera with a “Here’s looking at you” expression that morphs into a beaming smile held somewhat longer than most people can manage without a twitch of self-consciousness. One nanosecond longer and you expect the smile to morph into something else. Hysterical laughter? Maniacal cackling? The message in Cain’s strangely funny and wildly successful, viral campaign ad

may not have had a target in mind other than to steal the news cycle from Rick Perry’s flat tax plan, which it did. But it hit a bull’s-eye right in the heart of a large demographic — older, bluer-collared voters who happen to be smokers, many of whom also resent the nanny state. What’s 50 million smokers times a $20 donation? No one associated with the campaign is saying this, of course. In fact, Cain has denied any subliminal intent. “Mark happens to be a smoker. He knows it’s a bad habit but he smokes,” said Cain. And though Cain had nothing to do with making the ad, he says he supports the notion that Block should be Block, just as the candidate’s supporters insist, “Let Herman be Herman.” No observer of political theater wants Herman to stop being Herman, but to claims of innocence one must protest: Nein, nein, nein. Not to give too much credit where none may be due, but Cain is now too deep in the dough to plead, “But I’m just a pizza man.” The ad was sheer blinding brilliance, and denial will only serve to win him more fans. The ad succeeded precisely because the sight of someone smoking in a political clip was so jolting. It was especially discombobulating to Americans under,

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donors may not be feeling any sense of urgency. But typically early donors tend to give again, as money is a sign of enthusiasm — something Obama had in spades four years ago. For its analysis, the AP compared the names and addresses of Obama contributors who gave between $200 and $2,500 from April to September 2007 with those who gave amounts in the same range during the same period this year. The AP adjusted its analysis to compensate for contributors who might have moved and listed a new address, or whose name or address was listed slightly differently last time. The Obama campaign said most of its contributors gave small donations this year; it is not required under federal law to provide names of donors who gave less than $200. About 40 percent of total fundraising came from amounts greater than $200 this year, not adjusting for inflation, compared with more than 75 percent during the same period in 2007.


say, 45. Except in movies, people smoking on camera is a relatively unfamiliar sight. No politician would dare smoke in public view. Older Americans, however, remember when cigarette commercials not only were commonplace on television, but TV personalities from Fred Flintstone to Johnny Carson smoked on air. To them, ol’ Block doesn’t look strange or ridiculous with that cigarette. He looks familiar. The nostalgia for a bygone America that Cain is tapping into includes an ashtray. He’s also mining the widespread resentment of big government that has hit smokers hardest, casting them as pariahs and banishing them to the sidewalks. In the nanniest state of all, smokers have been kicked out of Central Park. Yet despite the war on smoking, 50 million Americans choose to enjoy a legal product — “choice” being the operative word that both Cain and Block have used in explaining the ad. One doesn’t have to smoke (I don’t) or sympathize with

smokers to think the nation’s regulatory bureaucracy has become a bit thick. What better way to make that statement than by blowing smoke in nanny’s face? The devil may care what people think, but Herman Cain doesn’t. He’s not a slick politician, he likes to say. He’s just a guy who knows how to run a company and let people be people. The tape, indeed, was unpolished, but there was certainly nothing unsophisticated about the timing of its release. And there’s nothing dumb about Cain playing rope-a-dope while Mitt Romney and Rick Perry duke it out. Those who want to take this country back, as Block puts it in his smokin’ flick, may well have found a kindred spirit in Cain, whose previously low-budget, skeletally staffed campaign suddenly seems like a gold mine of blind luck. He’s blowing smoke rings around the competition in polling (24 percent to Romney’s 21 percent), and the cash is flowing at a rate of $1 million per week. If you view political campaigns as entertainment — and you may as well — Cain’s crazy ad was a lucky strike. Kathleen Parker’s email address is kathleenparker@ washpost.com.


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TODAY 9 a.m.-noon — Interfaith Thrift Store, North Main Street. St. Vincent DePaul Society, located at the east edge of the St. John’s High School parking lot, is open. 10 a.m to 2 p.m. — Delphos Postal Museum is open. 12:15 p.m. — Testing of warning sirens by Delphos Fire and Rescue 1-3 p.m. — Delphos Canal Commission Museum, 241 N. Main St., is open. 7 p.m. — Bingo at St. John’s Little Theatre. SUNDAY 1-3 p.m. — The Delphos Canal Commission Annex Museum, 241 N. Main St., is open. MONDAY 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. — Ottoville Branch Library is open. 11:30 a.m. — Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff Street. TUESDAY 11:30 a.m. — Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff Street. 6 p.m. — Weight Watchers meets at Trinity United Methodist Church, 211 E. Third St. 7 p.m. — Delphos Coon and Sportsman’s Club meets. 7:30 p.m. — Alcoholics Anonymous, First Presbyterian Church, 310 W. Second St. WEDNESDAY 9 a.m. - noon — Putnam County Museum is open, 202 E. Main St., Kalida. 11:30 a.m. — Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff Street. 11:45 a.m. — Rotary Club meets at the Delphos Eagles Lodge, 1600 E. Fifth St. 6 p.m. — Shepherds of Christ Associates meet in the St. John’s Chapel. 6:30 p.m. — Delphos Kiwanis Club meets at the Eagles Lodge, 1600 E. Fifth St. 7 p.m. — Bingo at St. John’s Little Theatre. Delphos Civil Service Commission meets at Municipal Building. 7:30 p.m. — Hope Lodge 214 Free and Accepted Masons, Masonic Temple, North Main Street. 9 p.m. — Fort Jennings Lions Club meets at the Outpost Restaurant. THURSDAY 9-11 a.m. — The Delphos Canal Commission Museum, 241 N. Main St., is be open. 11:30 a.m. — Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff Street. 5-7 p.m. — The Interfaith Thrift Shop is open for shopping. 6:30 p.m. — Delphos Ladies Club, Trinity United Methodist Church. 7 p.m. — Delphos Emergency Medical Service meeting, EMS building, Second Street. 7:30 p.m. — Delphos Chapter 23, Order of Eastern Star, meets at the Masonic Temple, North Main Street.

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Kaverman’s first-grade class at Fort Jennings Elementary

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Students in Jeri Kaverman’s first-grade class at Fort Jennings Elementary include, front from left, Carley VonSossan, Jake Wurst, Emily Luersman, Kaelyn Schram, Lexi Kahle, Brandon Morales and Brayden Calvelage; row two, Alex Kahle, Tayla Finn, Christina Hubert, Katelyn Wagoner, Kaden Jettinghoff, Cameron Gasser, Jaret Maag and Andrew Aldrich; and back, Kevin Schumaker, Chase Neidert, Elizabeth Meyer, Gabriella Overholtz, Reagan Ricker, Taylor Liebrecht, Rachel VonSossan and Trent Siefker.

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OCT. 30 Devin Fisher Clarissa Schnipke Homer Bud Andy Wrasman Andy Fitch Bob Patterson OCT. 31 Jeremy Horstman Dave Moreo Tracy Campbell

Ottoville class of 1948 observes 63rd reunion

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The Ottoville High School class of 1948 celebrated its 63rd reunion on Sept. 16 at Henry’s Restaurant in Ottawa with a noon buffet. Those in attendance were, front from left, Nancy (Keller) Kleman, Dorothy (Becker) Miller and Martha (Bendele) Gerdeman; row two, Rita Mae (Hohlbein) Pohlman, Jeanette (Ricker) Brickner, Rosemary (Koester) Markward, Doris (Eickholt) German, Helen (Becker) Bonifas, Marie (Wannemacher) Maas, Marjorie (Gruelich) Hermiller and Irene (Altenburger) Stechschulte; and back, Kenny Miller, Elmer Deitering, James Fischbach and Leo Wurst. Absent were: Isabelle (Rellinger) Markward, Gertrude (Beining) Schmitz, Arthur Schimmoeller, Larry Vincke and Alex (Bud) Miller. Deceased class members are: Norma (Beining) Reindel, Stella (Peters) Briggs, Marjorie (Eggeman) Herman, Norma (Hoehn) Wolke, Ethel (Kennedy) Perrin, Evelyn (Schram) Felger and her twin Everett Schram, Eugene Weber, Jerome Koester and Leonard Klima.

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Saturday, October 29, 2011

Jays secure MAC title tie
By JIM METCALFE jmetcalfe@ delphosherald.com

found a wide-open Chaney down the middle at the goal line. Clune made it 21-12 at 4:13 of the second period. NEW BREMEN — Calvelage returned the Probably not many people kickoff 40 yards to the thought that the St. John’s Bremen 42. It took four gridiron team could repeat as plays to strike again. At 2-time defending Midwest the 29, Boggs dropped and Athletic Conference cham- found Calvelage on the right pions in 2011, especially numbers at the goal line for considering the the TD. Rode tacked graduation of 21 on the final point of seniors that were the half for a 28-21 major cogs in those advantage. two title teams. The half ended as The Blue Jays the Jays’ Alex Clark proved all doubters threw an incomplete wrong, showing pass in the end zone heart and resolve as time expired. Densel to forge a title tie They opened the with Marion Local second half with a via a 42-21 victory over host 4-play, 68-yard sequence. New Bremen Friday night. At the Bremen 27, sophoHowever, it wasn’t that more Tyler Jettinghoff (20 easy for the Blue Jays (7-3, rushes, 124 yards) took a 7-1 MAC) against a winless counter right, found the Cardinals team with nothing seam in the middle and was to lose. gone to the house. Rode “It wasn’t so much a made it 35-21 at 10:20 of letdown as a New Bremen the third canto. team that executed its The hosts tried to answer, game plan very well. They driving from the 20 (after a exposed some holes in our personal foul on the TD was pass coverage,” St. John’s marked off on the kickoff) coach Todd Schulte said. to the Jays’ 20 in 10 plays. “We gave up a few more However, on the next play, yards that we’d like but they Frideger’s halfback pass played very well, especially was picked off by Calvelage the first half.” in the end zone. The Cardinals An exchange of showed that on punts left the Jays the opening kickstarting at the 35. off, using a crossIt took eight plays field lateral pass to to tack on the final help gain a 17-yard markers of the night. return to start at the At the Cardinals’ 2, 32. Two plays later Jettinghoff took a from there, senior toss off left tackle Calvelage and powered to the Elliot Westerbeck (19-of-31 passing end zone with 11:13 for a school single-season remaining. Rode added the record 314 yards, 3 scores) final tally for the 42-21 went up top from the shot- score. gun, lofting it down the “We played a great first left sideline to classmate half. They just wore us Ben Chaney (10 receptions, down the second half,” New school game record 179 Bremen coach Robert mesyards), who got behind the sick noted. defense and hauled it in on A Calvelage pick at the his way to a 68-yard scoring St. John’s 22 and a 4thconnection. Aaron Clune and-4 stop at the 29 ended made it 7-0 with 10:24 left New Bremen’s hopes for a in the first. comeback and ended their A trade of punts left season. the Blue and Gold in great “All year, our special starting field position — teams and defense has been the Cardinal 48. Six plays consistently good and our hence at the 4, senior offense did enough; tonight, Jordan Bergfeld (7 rushes, it was the special teams and 51 yards) took a pitch off offense,” Schulte added. “It left tackle and showed good was the third week in a patience to find the hole to row we returned a punt or the end zone. Senior Josh kickoff for a score and our Rode made it 7-7 with 4:08 offense was efficient; we showing in the opener. came out here tonight to be On the next posses- better offensively than we sion, New Bremen’s Alex were last week and going Frideger had to punt. Senior into the playoffs. This team Ryan Densel hauled it in at has shown a grit all year and his 33, started straight up it’s paid off with a MAC the middle and found the title.” wall to the left sideline. He The Jays await to find was virtually untouched all out their first-round playoff the way for the 67-yard TD foe for a 7 p.m. home game punt return. Rode made it next Saturday. 14-7 with 2:53 left in the first. ST. JOHN’S 42, NEW BREMEN 21 However, Clune’s 21-yard St. John’s 14 14 7 7 - 42 kickoff return set the hosts New Bremen 7 14 0 0 - 21 FIRST QUARTER up at the 36. Eight plays NB — Ben Chaney from hence, including a 2-yard Elliot Westerbeck (Aaron68 pass kick), Clune Clune run on 4th-and-1 at 10:24 the Jays’ 20, Westerbeck SJ — Jordan Bergfeld 4 run (Josh dropped straight back out Rode kick), 4:08 SJ — of the gun and threw for the (Rode kick),Ryan Densel 67 punt return 2:53 left numbers at the goal line SECOND QUARTER to Chaney; he caught the NB — Chaney 18 pass from ball just before the defen- Westerbeck (Clune kick), 11:29 SJ — Tanner Calvelage 31 pass from sive back got there for the Mark Boggs (Rode kick), 7:18 tally. Clune tied it at 14 NB — Chaney 22 pass from with 11:29 left in the half. Westerbeck (Clune kick), 4:13 SJ — Calvelage 29 pass from Boggs The Jays marched from their 39 to the Cardinals’ 11 (Rode kick), 2:36 THIRD QUARTER in six plays but on 4th-and-2 SJ — Jettinghoff 27 run (Rode kick), from there, the Cardinals 10:20 FOURTH QUARTER came up with the stop short SJ — Jettinghoff 2 run (Rode kick), of the first down. 11:13 However, a play later at the 29, Westerbeck fumTEAM STATS bled, with Densel recoverSt. John’s New Bremen 17 18 ing at the 31. He was also First Downs 339 329 injured on the play and did Total Yards 41-231 Rushes-Yards 22-15 not return. Passing Yards 108 314 Boggs (3-of-6 passing, 90 Comps.-Atts. 4-10 20-35 2 0 yards) went up top and found Intercepted by 1-1 senior Tanner Calvelage (3 Fumbles-Lost 1-0 Penalties-Yards 3-30 2-10 grabs, 78 yards) running a Punts-Aver. 3-35.3 4-32.3 post route from the right INDIVIDUAL side that got behind the secST. JOHN’S ondary in the middle, haulRUSHING: ing it in at the goal line for Bergfeld 7-51, Jettinghoff 20-124, Jordan Chris Will 9-34, Boggs the six. Rode made it 21-14 3-28, Clark 2(-)6. PASSING: Boggs 3-6-90-0-2, Alex with 7:18 remaining in the Clark 1-4-18-0-0. first half. RECEIVING: Calvelage 3-78, The Cardinals again Jettinghoff 1-30. replied — an 8-play, 65-yard NEW BREMEN sojourn, including a 19-yard RUSHING: Chaney 1-8, Clune 2-3, connection from upback Nathan Skinner 3-3, Westerbeck 15-3, Frideger 1-(-)2. Cody Wendel to Chaney on AlecPASSING: Westerbeck 19-33-315-14th-and-10 from the 47. At 3, Frideger 1-2-19-1-0. the Jays’ 22, Westerbeck RECEIVING: Chaney 10-179, Clune started an option left and 5-56, Frideger 2-14, Skinner 2-4, Troy then dropped to pass; he Williams 1-40.

Spencerville comes out strong with victory over archrival Jefferson
16-0 with 8:08 left in the second quarter. The Bearcats held Jefferson on fourth-and-1 with 2:48 left to SPENCERVILLE – In the last play in the second period to help regular-season high school football account for a 16-0 halftime score, game, a rivalry on State Route 66, home-team advantage. the Spencerville Bearcats topped At the 7:32 mark of the third the Jefferson football team 31-8 quarter, a 1-yard run by Lotz (16 in a Northwest Conference rushes, 93 yards) gave clash Friday night at Spencerville another Spencerville’s Moeller touchdown and the Memorial Stadium. pass from Goecke to The home team cracked Corso was good for a the scoreboard early, set 24-0 Bearcats’ lead. up when Calvin Grigsby Spencerville made a fumble recovery at defense — which held the 9:45 mark of the first the Bearcats to 28 yards quarter. A 13-yard run by rushing (208 total) and Austin Lotz set up firstforced three turnovers Miller and-goal for the Bearcats to one by the hosts — and John Smith scored for tightened up and again a Spencerville touchdown. Derek held the Wildcats on fourth-and-1 Goecke converted on the 2-point late in the third quarter. conversion pass to Dominick The consistent offense kept Corso for an 8-0 lead with 8:06 on rolling for the Bearcats (who ran the clock. for 307 yards out of their total As the second quarter began, offense of 327) as Goecke took Smith — who amassed 30 rushes a 7-yard run into the end zone for 206 yards (2 scores) — had a with 46 seconds left in action. 30-yard run to set up the Bearcats The point-after by Zach Gay gave for a touchdown. He converted Spencerville a commanding 31-0 with a 23-yard run and with the lead. 2-point conversion pass by Goecke Jefferson quickly got the ball to Jared Rex, Spencerville went up down to the other end and conBy MALLORY KEMPER The Delphos Herald mkemper2011@hotmail.com verted on a 12-yard pass by sophomore Austin Jettinghoff (14-of-24 passing, 208 yards) to senior Curtis Miller for a Wildcats’ touchdown. Jefferson went for the 2-point conversion and converted with a pass by Jettinghoff to senior Tony George to end the game. “It was a hard-fought football game and I give credit to Spencerville as they were much improved from last year,” Jefferson coach Bub Lindeman said. “Up front, we just felt that they won the battle and dominated us on the tackles. Their offense at the line of scrimmage led to the outcome of the football game. I was proud of our guys for hanging on and playing hard and it was a good season for our seniors.” Jefferson ends its season at 4-6 (3-5 NWC) while the Bearcats are 8-2 (6-2 NWC). Spencerville coach John Zerbe doesn’t know if his team — entering the night ranked 10th in Region 18 — will make the playoffs yet but he didn’t sound confident that they would. Still, it was a great way to end the year. “Our game plan tonight was to be physical and we knew that



they also were strong; we just had to play above them and we did,” Zerbe added. “This was a great win for our seniors and definitely an improvement from last year.”

SPENCERVILLE 31, JEFFERSON 8 SCORE BY QUARTERS: Jefferson 0 0 0 8 Spencerville 8 8 8 7 - 31 FIRST QUARTER SV – John Smith 3 run (Dominick Corso pass from Derek Goecke), 8:06 SECOND QUARTER SV – Smith 23 run (Jared Rex pass from Goecke), 8:08 THIRD QUARTER SV- Austin Lotz 1 run (Corso pass from Goecke), 7:32 FOURTH QUARTER SV – Goecke 9 run (Zach Gay kick), :46 DJ – Curtis Miller 11 pass from Austin Jettinghoff (Tony George pass from Jettinghoff), :00 Team Statistics Jefferson Spencerville First Downs 11 17 Total Yardage 236 327 Rushing Yardage 28 307 Passing Yardage 208 20 Comps./Atts./Ints. 14-24-0 1-4-1 Fumbles-Lost 4-3 0-0 Penalties-Yards 11-115 8-90 Punts-Aver. 4-37.5 3-31.6

Bulldogs slice Panthers in grid season finale
By DAVE BONINSEGNA The Delphos Herald zsportslive@yahoo.com COLUMBUS GROVE — The Columbus Grove Bulldogs used just 14 plays to score on their first three possessions of their Northwest Conference matchup with the Bluffton Pirates on Friday night as the Bulldogs rolled to a 42-14 victory at Clymer Stadium to end the 2011 campaign. Senior Jordan Travis threw for 356 yards and two touchdowns and had an interception, while Derek Rieman scored twice and picked off two passes. Senior Wade Heffner added two rushing scores of his own to lead the onslaught. The Bulldogs used just five plays on their first possession, capped off by a 47-yard touchdown pass from Travis to Zach Barrientes, a drive that took just two minutes to complete. The extra point was blocked to keep the score at 6-0. On the Pirates’ first series, quarterback Robbie Stratton threw the first of three Bluffton interceptions; Travis picked off the pass and brought it back to the Bluffton 45. Four plays later, Collin Grothaus drove the ball in from three yards out to give the hosts a 13-0 advantage after the extra point. Grothaus started the drive with a 31-yard scamper to set up what was already good field position for the Bulldogs. The Bulldog offense had been productive. Now the defense did its part, holding the guests to a 3-and-out and forcing a punt. Columbus Grove began its next drive from their 36 but in just five plays and taking only 2:32 off the clock, the ’Dogs found themselves in the end zone again. This time, Travis connected with Rieman for a 46-yard strike to make it a 20-0 score — after the point-after-touchdown — with 3:34 remaining in the first canto. Bluffton started to get momentum swinging in its direction in the second quarter. Stratton hooked up with brother RJ Stratton for a 29-yard connection, giving the Pirates a 1st-and-10 at the Grove 12. Three plays later, Jeremy Basinger ran the ball in from two yards out to make it a 20-7 contest — after the PAT — with 10:30 left before the break. The Pirate defense held on the next Grove possession, forcing a turnover on downs, but the Bluffton offense could not capitalize and was forced to punt. The hosts took advantage and starting on their own 37, put together another drive. On second-and-13, Rieman made a circus catch off a Travis pass, grabbing the ball 1-handed and tucking it in for the reception, giving the ’Dogs a 1st-and-10 in Bluffton territory. Four plays later, Heffner toted what seemed to be the Pirate line 16 yards into the end zone; the Bulldogs went for two after a personal foul on the visitors and after the completion, made it a 28-7 game. Basinger scored his second touchdown of the evening early in the second half as the Pirates struck early, finding the end zone on their first possession of the half. Basinger had the longest play of the night for Bluffton, taking a pass from Robbie Stratton 47 yards to cut the score in half at 28-14 (2-pointer good). However, that was the last time that the visitors would find the end zone in the contest and the season. The Bulldogs grabbed their third pick of the game early in the fourth when Rieman picked

off his second from Stratton. One play later, he caught his second consecutive pass, this one from his quarterback, for a 28-yard strike to send the Bulldogs up 35-14. The hosts weren’t done yet. On Bluffton’s very next play from scrimmage, Alec Gladwell fell on a fumble on the Bluffton 10 to give the Bulldogs their fourth takeaway of the game. Heffner scored three plays later on a 5-yard run to cap off the 42-14 rout.
14 COLUMBUS GROVE 42, BLUFFTON Score by Quarters Bluffton 0 7 7 0 - 14 Col. Grove 20 8 0 14 - 42 FIRST QUARTER CG - Barrientes 47 pass from Travis (kick failed) CG - Grothaus 3 run (Connor Kohls kick) CG - Rieman 46 pass from Travis (Kohls kick) SECOND QUARTER BL - Jeremy Basinger 2 run (kick good) CG - Heffner 16 run (2-point conversion good) THIRD QUARTER BL - Basinger 46 pass from Robbie Stratton (2-point conversion good) FOURTH QUARTER CG - Rieman 28 pass from Travis (Kohls kick) CG - Heffner 5 run (Kohls kick)

Ottawa-Glandorf rolls Van Wert on Senior Night By Brian Bassett Times Bulletin Sports Editor sports@timesbulletin.com VAN WERT - The 7-2 Ottawa-Glandorf Titans rolled into Eggerss Stadium Friday night, having only lost to Western Buckeye League unbeatens (before the game) Wapakoneta and Kenton on the season and had their sights set on a home playoff game. The Van Wert Cougars had hopes of a season-ending upset but Brandon Kuhlman and the O-G ground game were too much for the Cougars to overcome as the Titans ran to a 61-7 victory over Van Wert. The Titans drew blood on the first series of the night when Kuhlman took the second play from scrimmage 75 yards to the end zone. The Josh Buckland extra point gave the Titans an early 7-0 lead. The Titans forced a Cougar punt but returned the ball to Van Wert on a muffed catch. However, the Cougars could not get anything together as a fumble returned the ball to the Titans. O-G made the Cougar turnover hurt as Kuhlman recorded a 31-yard touchdown run with 3:53 to play in the first quarter. The PAT was good by Buckland to make the score 14-0, Titans. Both teams traded possessions which ended on turnovers-ondowns before the Cougars took over at their own 5. Van Wert was riding a wave of momentum after shutting out the Titans four consecutive times, holding them on a 4th-and-2. They could not sustain the momentum, however, and fumbled the ball back to O-G on their second offensive play. The Titans again capitalized, this time with a 9-yard Kuhlman TD run. The Buckland PAT gave O-G a 21-0 lead with 7:45 to play in the second quarter. The Cougars were forced to punt on the ensuing drive but held the Titans, thwarting a fake punt attempt. The Cougar offense continued to have trouble moving the ball and punted again. The Titan special teams unit did its job; Brad

Racer blocked the punt and carried it in for a touchdown. Buckland’s PAT made the score 28-0 with 2:53 to play in the first half. Another Cougar punt gave the Titans the ball at their own 42e. They put together a scoring drive which culminated on a Caleb Siefker 6-yard touchdown run with 15 seconds left to play in the opening half. The Buckland PAT made the halftime score 35-0, O-G. Van Wert forced a Titan fumble on the kick return to open the second half. They could not capitalize, however, as an incomplete pass resulted in a turnover on downs. The Titans took the ball 60 yards in the opposite direction, scoring on an 18-yard run by Kuhlman. The Buckland PAT made the O-G advantage 42-0 with 7:46 to play in the third. The Cougars fumbled the ball away on their ensuing possession but forced the Titans to punt. Van Wert fumbled again at their own 10. Logan Rieman - who came in to replace Siefker earlier in the game - connected with Luke Recker for a 15-yard touchdown pass. A missed extra point kept the score 48-0 with 2:13 to play in the third. Van Wert responded on the following drive, driving the ball down the field and scoring on a Caleb Lloyd 21-yard TD run. Austin Reichert made the score 48-7 with his PAT at the 1:10 mark of the third quarter. The Cougars stopped the Titans on the following drive before giving the ball back via another fumble. O-G took the ball 53 yards to score on a Rieman TD run. The Tyler Morman PAT made the score 55-7 with 6:16 to play in the finale. O-G got one last score - by way of another Cougar turnover - on an interception returned for a touchdown by Blake Blevins. A missed PAT made the score 61-7 with 4:38 to play in the game, ending up as the final score. Kuhlman racked up 201 yards on 17 carries on the night, scoring four touchdowns. Kulhman - who missed most of the year with a neck injury - was filling in for starter Tristan Parker, who was out


with injury. The Cougars had seven turnovers on the night: six fumbles and an interception. The Cougar offense was set back when starting quarterback Tyler Williams went out in the first half with a concussion and were without the services of backup Chandler Adams. Freshman Nick Krugh took over the quarterback duties in the game. The Cougars are faced with the challenge of improving throughout the offseason. The Titans will move on to the playoffs next week. They ran for 250 yards on the night and the combination of Siefker and Logan Rieman passed for 170 yards and a touchdown. The Cougars had 134 yards of offense, 80 on the ground. Reichert led the Cougar rushing attack with 59 yards on 11 carries, Lloyd added 45 yards on five carries. ---Knights roll in season finale on Senior Night, 48-20 By Kevin Wannemacher Times Bulletin Correspondent sports@timesbulletin.com CONVOY – Matt Holden scored five touchdowns and added pair of 2-point conversions to lead Crestview to a 48-20 Northwest Conference win over Paulding in the season finale at Crestview Stadium Friday night. The Knights finished the year at 5-5 overall and 4-4 in the NWC, a 3-game improvement over a year ago under first-year coach Jared Owens. The victory is also Crestview’s first week 10 win since a 40-14 victory over the Panthers in 2007. Holden scored all four Crestview touchdowns in the opening half in three different ways. Paulding struck first on a 51-yard touchdown pass from sophomore quarterback Julian Salinas to junior Lance Foor. The Panther advantage was short-lived, though. Just over three minutes later, Holden sprinted away from the Panther defense on a 56-yard touchdown scamper that knotted the contest at 6-6.

Holden put the Knights on top 14-6 with 2:49 left in the period, scoring on a 20-yard pass from freshman quarterback Preston Zaleski. Holden then ran in the 2-point conversion to put Crestview up eight. Paulding responded, though, just before the end of the quarter. Taking advantage of a Crestview fumble, the maroon and white took over at the Knight 30-yard line. On the first play of the drive, Salinas found fellow sophomore Javier Gonzales for a 30-yard touchdown that pulled the Panthers within 14-12. However, Crestview answered with a score on the last play of the opening stanza. Holden broke free on a third-and-1 play at the Paulding 15 to find the end zone, putting the Knights up 21-12 after one quarter. The home squad widened the margin to 27-12 at halftime after another Holden score, this time on a 25-yard interception return. Crestview put the game away early in the third quarter when Zaleski found Holden for a 17-yard touchdown pass that gave the Knights a commanding 33-12 lead. The Panthers trimmed the deficit to 33-18 on a 14-yard touchdown run by Drey Gamble. Salinas found Steve Heilman for the 2-point conversion to pull the maroon and white within 33-20. Crestview would seal the win, though, on a 13-yard touchdown run by Malcolm Oliver that put the Knights up 41-20. Senior Noah Gebert picked up the final Crestview touchdown on a 15-yard run with senior Nate Mladenovic converting the extrapoint kick. Holden finished the night with 152 yards on the ground on 18 carries, while junior Jacob Harmon added 109 yards on a dozen tries. Holden also had three receptions for 49 yards. Knight seniors closing their football careers included Mladenovic, Holden, Nick Leary, Noah Gebert, Nick Cunningham, Drew Miller, Jared Burger and Chase Walters.


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Jefferson Junior High Volleyball
The Jefferson sixth-grade volleyball team (top) are champs of the Western Ohio Volleyball League, completing the 2011 campaign undefeated as they won the championship game in three sets against Waynesfield. Members of the team are, front row, left to right, Madison Spring, Devyn Carder, Maddie Moore, Maggie Kimmett and Kristi Claypool; and back, head coach Lauren Claypool, Marissa Sheeter, Jenna Dunlap, Tristine Lehmkuhle, Macy Wallace, Alaina Kortakrax and assistant coach Gina Wallace. The fifth-grade squad (left) are the runners-up in the league and runners-up in tournament. Members of that team are, front row, left to right, Trystine Smith and Audrey North; second row, Michelle Rode, Emily Buettner and Mickyla Foster; and back, head coach Melisa Smith. Absent is Zoe Brinkman.

I snapped by 22-2 2-week mark playing a vanilla look, as they have but to be ranked as well. However, with the win..eh. with a normal 7-5 week (3-3 college, most of the season — can do the they aren’t disqualified from playing Houston: After dropping 3-of4-2 in the NFL). same to Romo and Friends. This will spoiler. I don’t think they will play 4, Houston (4-3) got back on track I have bettered my mark to 59-37 be close but I think Cowboys get a that role this week; watch for Luck with a 41-7 rout at Tennessee last (32-22 and 27-15). Sunday. The Jags lost four in a row huge road win. to have a great game. I continue to slowly, surely, cerNEW ENGLAND: Tom Brady South Carolina: South Carolina before getting a win last week against tainly, inexhorably — doggone it, has owned the Steelers’ vaunted suffered a big blow last week fol- Baltimore. However, Jacksonville is Dave, you are your big words! — defense over the years. Pitt’s pass- lowing a season-ending injury to 0-3 on the road. Houston is on top of catch up to Dave Boninsegna (I am ing defense has been pretty good but TB Marcus Lattimore and the recent the AFC South right now and will coming, Dave!!!!). the defense overall hasn’t been as dismissal of QB Stephen Garcia; add to the lead this week at home. He went 6-6 (2-4 college, 4-2 stingy. Without James Harrison put- the 14th-ranked Gamecocks hope MIKE WRASMAN pros) to move his record to 62-34 — ting pressure on Brady and his many the week off helps their new-look COLLEGE: 37-17 and 25-17, respectively. NEBRASKA — Spartans can’t aerial weapons, expect a shootout offense come together in time for a visit with struggling Tennessee sustain momentum from last week’s Mike Wrasman made his debut win in Heinz Field by the Pats. as a Guest Picker with a 5-7 mark DETROIT: Have Lions returned in Knoxville. The Gamecocks may win. Cornhuskers difficult to defeat (3-3 and 2-4) to make that mark to Earth after two straight losses? come hobbling into Knoxville in Lincoln. Huskers win. 50-34 (31-17 and 19-17). OKLAHOMA — Yes and no. They aren’t as good but should came away with He returns for a second engage- as their 5-0 start nor as bad as their the win over a struggling Sooner Schooner rumbles ment — poor sap! into K-State, exits with recent 0-2. With the way Broncos Vols team. PROS: Here are the games. schooning (Editor’s Note: struggled last week, I believe Lions Cincinnati: The surprising College: Michigan State at return to their winning ways. is that even a word?) Nebraska; Oklahoma at Kansas State; win. BUFFALO: Redskins are in dis- Bengals have a very winnable Georgia vs. Florida at Jacksonville; array offensively. The defense can game this week against a bad GEORGIA — Georgia Wisconsin at Ohio State; Stanford at only do so much. Bills are major Seahawks team. Cincinnati wins for Mark Richt at the USC; South Carolina at World’s Largest Party in surprise in NFL this year, will have to overcome the Tennessee. J-ville. Bulldogs bounce especially Ryan “He’s notorious crowd noise in Pros: Cincinnati from Harvard” Fitzpatrick. Seattle but come away with Wrasman Gators back to G-ville. at Seattle; Dallas at WISCONSIN — Give them the win in the win. Philadelphia: The Eagles Philadelphia; New Badgers sing “On Canada. England at Pittsburgh; while bouncing HOUSTON: My and Cowboys have established one of Wisconsin” Detroit at Denver; long-time friend Steve the more intense rivalries in the NFL. Buckeyes in Buckeye-Town. Washington vs. Buffalo STANFORD — Stanford Kroeger lives down in The Eagles have been anything but a (Toronto); Jacksonville Spring, Texas, a suburb of “Dream Team’ this season; however Cardinals clump Men of Troy I (as at Houston. Houston. He is a Texans’ the Eagles are 12-0 recently coming opposed to Troy State in Alabama, JIM METCALFE fan. With this game being off a bye week. I like the Eagles to who are known as Men of Troy II). COLLEGE: in Reliant Stadium and make it 13-0 against a Cowboys Trojans can’t sustain Big Mo they NEBRASKA: the Jaguars coming off a team that hasn’t been playing up to got over Golden Domers. Metcalfe Michigan State has won SOUTH CAROLINA — Even huge and brutal Monday expectations, either. New England: The Patriots are singing “Rocky Top” won’t save three emotional games in a row. Night Football win over Baltimore, 6-1 overall against the Vols from defeat at hands of Steve They are for real. Cornhuskers are, methinks they don’t repeat Steelers when Tom Brady Spurrier’s boys. too. I just don’t think Sparty will be the feat. Texans get the home starts and he’s guided them able to bring it three weeks in a row, “W” and Steve is happy! PROS (as Jim’s favorite to four wins in five visits to announcers Ho-ward Co-sell, especially in Lincoln. DAVE BONINSEGNA Heinz Field; most notably, would say) (EN: dripping with OKLAHOMA: Sooners were COLLEGE: two conference champion- satire!): embarrassed last week versus Tech, Michigan State: The ships. If the Pats line proespecially on defense. Kansas State is Spartans won 10-7 at Ohio CINCINNATI — Bengals surtects Brady, they will have vive Cedric Benson’s 1-game susvery similar offensively to Techsters. State on Oct. 1 then beat thena big game; look for that pension, rainy Seattle; come home However, I think Sooners have too No. 11 Michigan 28-14 on to happen as New England drenched but with a triumph. much talent on defense to let it hap- Oct. 15 before last week’s goes into Pittsburgh and pen again, even in Manhattan. DALLAS — Jim and Charlie win over Wisconsin. The GEORGIA: Dawgs have Spartans go for their fourth Boninsegna gets another win. Rohrbacher won’t believe this but Detroit: Detroit got off I’m picking the ’Boys over underrebounded from a disastrous start Big 10 win on Saturday at to a quick 5-0 start this achieving Eagles. (EN: My heart to turn into a pretty decent team. Nebraska; I am going with Florida has struggled with new the Spartans to get that 4th ‘W’ on year behind Matthew Stafford, who just restarted. Could Michael be battled injuries in his first two NFL “converting”?). coach Will Muschamp and with QB Saturday. John Brantley just coming back this DETROIT — Lions roar back in Oklahoma: Oklahoma lost a seasons. However, he hasn’t been week — thus, he will be a little close one to Texas Tech last week; as sharp in back-to-back defeats Mile High City after disappointing rusty. I like UGA in the World’s K-State beat Tech by nearly the same and is now battling a sprained ankle loss, blast Broncos a mile high. Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party. PITTSBURGH — Steelers stroll score as the Sooners game two weeks suffered in a 23-16 loss to Atlanta OHIO STATE: The way ago..I just found that interesting. The last Sunday. Tim Tebow gets his past Patriots, who are my secondWisconsin lost last week will either Wildcats cruised to a 59-21 thump- first home start but the Lions are least-liked team (after Dallas’ pro make them madder or make it diffi- ing of Kansas last Saturday but are looking to get back on track and football franchise. EN: Mike, don’t cult for them to rebound from such a in for their toughest test yet. State prove they aren’t coming back to hold it in anymore!). Besides, the tough loss, especially after rallying. I hasn’t beat Oklahoma since 2003. earth. They do and get the win in Steelers are the favorite team of my pick the latter, especially with OSU Both teams could have a shot at the Denver. classmate and Jim’s brother, Steve. Buffalo: The Buffalo Bills are perhaps getting its act together. BUFFALO — Bills blast National Title but I like Oklahoma to dealing with a number of inju- Redskins in CFL-land. Will they STANFORD: Mea culpa; USC’s keep that winning streak alive. defense is better than I thought per Georgia: Both teams are coming ries on both sides of the ball,but play by US football rules or by the Trojans beating of Notre Dame off of bye weeks and the Bulldogs at least a bye week has given Canadian rules since they are playlast week. Still, with likely No. 1 finally creep into the Top 25 at them a chance to regroup follow- ing in Toronto, Canada (as opposed pick Andrew Luck at center, The number 22. The Bulldogs have ing another loss. The Redskins to Toronto, Ohio)? Cardinal are better offensively than won five in a row since starting the are banged up, too, but don’t have HOUSTON — Jags continue Fighting Irish. Their defense ain’t season 0-2; they look to keep the that luxury and lost last week to momentum after upsetting extoo shabby, either. Stanford gets big momentum going despite not hav- Carolina. This isn’t going to be Browns. I didn’t know Houston, win in SoCal. ing a great track record against the the prettiest game but the way the Ohio, had an NFL team. Heck, SOUTH CAROLINA: This sets Gators. Look for Georgia to keep Argonauts played this year in the Hardin-Houston High School up as a heavyweight SEC clash. the winning streak alive this week in CFL, the fans in Toronto will get doesn’t even have a football team to see a good game. Look for the (though they do have midget footThe Ole Ball Coach has a team now Jacksonville. known for its defense — gasp!!! Wisconsin: Obviously, this is not “home team” Bills to come away ball). That OTHER USC gets a win over a the Buckeyes’ year; the Badgers are talented but beat-up Volunteer crew coming off a heart-breaking loss to in Knoxville. Michigan State, while OSU had a PROS: bye week to prepare for this game. CINCINNATI: Can Seattle Wisconsin destroyed the Bucks last be THAT bad as its 6-3 loss to year and will get their second win 419-339-0110 Cleveland suggests? I don’t think so against Ohio State in as many years GENERAL REPAIR - SPECIAL BUILT PRODUCTS but the Bengals’ defense won’t be an on Saturday night. easy pushover. Seahawks’ defense Stanford: Some guy named CARBON STEEL TRUCKS, TRAILERS ain’t all bad, either, but I think their Andrew Luck led his Stanford STAINLESS STEEL misery continues at Quest Field. team to a 65-21 rout of then-No. FARM MACHINERY DALLAS: Another archrivalry 22 Washington, while throwing for ALUMINUM RAILINGS & METAL in the NFC East. Cowboys’ defense a season-low 169 yards and two GATES Larry McClure can somewhat slow down Vick and touchdowns. The Trojans pounded 5745 Redd Rd. Company. I’m just not sure that the Notre Dame last week and are ineliDelphos Philly defense — when they are gible not only for the postseason



OHIO DIVISION OF NATURAL RESOURCES CENTRAL OHIO Buckeye Lake (Fairfield/ Licking/Perry counties) - As water temperatures cool, hybrid-striped bass will again feed more actively; try chicken livers fished on the bottom or troll spinners along the north shore from Seller’s Point to the north boat ramp at SR 79. Channel catfish are being taken right now using cut bait on the bottom. Crappies from 9-12 inches are active; use minnows and jigs around points especially in the east half of the lake. O’Shaughnessy Reservoir (Delaware Co.) - This 912-acre site north of Columbus is a good place to catch largemouth bass and channel catfish. Channel cats can be caught on cut baits, nightcrawlers and shrimp fished on the bottom. Crappies are also being caught around woody cover using minnows and jigs. Saugeye can be caught on shallow flats and along rocky shorelines; try crank or blade baits at dawn and dusk for best results. NORTHWEST OHIO Ottawa Reservoir (Putnam Co.) - Try fishing for saugeye, channel catfish and crappie in this small above-ground reservoir. For saugeye, try minnows, nightcrawlers and jigworms. For crappies, use minnows suspended under a bobber. For catfish, use nightcrawlers, shrimp or cut shad; if you’re lucky, you may even catch a big flathead catfish. Try along the shoreline in the evening to catch all three of these species. Findlay Reservoir #2 (Hancock Co.) Yellow perch can be caught by boat using minnows and redworms; try in 20-25 feet of water during the day. Still-fishing minnows in 20-25 feet of water should work for walleye, especially the south end of the reservoir during the day. Bellevue Reservoir #5 (Huron Co.) - Fish in approximately 10 feet of water to catch crappies and yellow perch in the west side using minnows under a slip bobber. For the best results, try in the evening. NORTHEAST OHIO Mogadore Reservoir (Portage Co.) - The fall crappie bite has continued to be good here despite the soggy weather. Crappie jigs and tubes is all it is taking to put some slabs in the cooler, as well as minnows on jigs or under a bobber; crappie seem to be concentrated in deeper water. Look for depths around 13-15 feet and begin fishing towards the bottom; work your way up the water column until you start to get consistent bites and then stick with that depth. For some great fish recipes, visit www. wildohio.com. Tappan Lake (Harrison Co.) - While fishing for saugeye last weekend, anglers also caught bluegill, bass, crappie, catfish, white bass and perch! Fishing is hot at this 2,350-acre lake located on US 250; most were caught on chartreuse worm harnesses fished between US 250 and the island by the park ramp, particularly latemorning hours. The saugeye were the most impressive, measuring 12-21 inches in length; a 21-incher qualifies for Fish Ohio! SOUTHEAST OHIO AEP ReCreation Land (Morgan/Muskingum/Noble counties) - Cooler temperatures have spurred bass and bluegill activity in these smaller ponds. Use worms or wax worms suspended under a bobber for the best bluegill results. For largemouth bass, fish close to shore using crankbait in the late evening; nice catches were reported over the weekend, with some weighing in over 5 pounds. Forked Run Lake (Meigs Co.) Anglers looking for bluegill should find success fishing below the spillway; keep it simple by fishing wax


or meal worms under a bobber. Muskingum River (Washington Co) - Fishing for saugeye, white bass and hybrid-stripers is improving below the Devola Dam; try casting jigs or crankbaits into the current and floating them back. SOUTHWEST OHIO Adams Lake (Adams Co.) Bluegill are being taken using any of the following worms: red, earth, wax or meal. Fish from a boat, along the pier, or along the shoreline; keep the bait about 2-3 feet deep under a bobber. C. J. Brown Reservoir (Clark Co.) - Crappie are biting on jigs with plastic bodies and live minnows, especially from a boat or the shoreline; fish the bait slowly along the bottom, still-fish or use a slip bobber, particularly between 3 to more than 10 feet deep. Paint Creek (Highland Co.) Crappies are being caught using minnows or jigs in 3-12 feet of water around any type of woody structure, such as downed trees and overhanging brush and around the campgrounds. A few saugeye are being caught by casting jigs or trolling small crankbaits between the beach and the island and along the hazard area. Bluegill are being caught on wax worms under a bobber 2-4 feet deep; good spots are back in the coves, near stumps and around fallen timber. OHIO RIVER Belmont/Monroe Counties Smallmouth bass can be caught along the rip-rap or by casting out with crankbaits resembling minnows or shad; short-arm spinner baits (1/2-oz.) with dark-colored skirts and pork trailers can also be effective. In the Hannibal tailwater, fish the West Virginia shore to the New Martinsville Bridge to catch the best action on smallies. Western Ohio River - Anglers are still taking channel catfish on chicken livers and cutbait around warm-water discharges. Carp are biting on dough balls and corn. Hybrids are hitting Rapalas and rattletraps. LAKE ERIE Daily Bag Limit Regulations to Remember: Lake Erie walleye - 6 fish (minimum size limit of 15 inches): Yellow perch - 30 fish per angler on all Ohio waters of Lake Erie; Steelhead trout - 2 fish per angler (minimum size limit of 12 inches); Lake Erie black bass (largemouth and smallmouth) - 5 fish (minimum size limit of 14 inches). Western Basin: There have been very few walleye reports; the best reports have come from Kelleys Island and Gull Island shoals. Expect fishing to improve as water temperatures drop and migratory walleye move back towards the west from the central basin. ... There have been very few reports on yellow perch as of 10/25). The best reports have come from off of the Moose Lodge in Port Clinton and E of the Kelleys Island airport using spreaders with shiners (emerald or golden) fished near the bottom. Central Basin: The best walleye fishing as been 4-6 miles N of Vermilion using mostly deep-diving crankbaits and harnesses behind divers. ... Fair to good yellow perch fishing was reported at 35-38 feet NE of Rocky River, 35-38’ NW of Edgewater State Park, 52-55’ NW of Fairport and 76’ NE of Conneaut. Perch-spreaders with shiners fished on the bottom produces the most fish; anglers have been using golden shiners when emerald shiners are not available. A few fish have been caught by shore anglers off the East 55th St. Pier in Cleveland; mornings and evenings have been best. ... Northeast Ohio rivers remain high due to rains late last week; conditions will improve throughout the week for steelhead trout. ... The water temperature is 50 degrees off of Toledo and 56 degrees off of Cleveland, according to the nearshore marine forecast.

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Saturday, October 29, 2011

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Tomorrow’s Horoscope
By Bernice Bede Osol
Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011 In the year ahead, you are likely to find yourself in a prolonged cycle where you’ll be able to further your material aspirations with relative ease. However, once you start a new endeavor, you must stick with it until it is completed. ScORPIO (Oct. 24-nov. 22) -- Sometimes your ability to make a fast calculation can be a real asset. Don’t dismiss what comes easily, because your initial perceptions are apt to be right on the money. SaGIttaRIuS (nov. 23dec. 21) -- Something opportune could develop where your personal interests are concerned. Be prepared to act immediately; he who hesitates is lost. caPRIcORn (dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Don’t treat a creative idea lightly just because it suddenly flashed in your head from out of nowhere. Sometimes the brainstorms are the ones that have the best prospects. aQuaRIuS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- It is persistence that is the real secret to success. Thus, don’t throw in the towel prematurely if things don’t get rolling your way immediately. Give time for events to reverse themselves. PIScES (Feb. 20-March 20) -Your role could be one of a catalyst, bringing everyone together for a common cause. In fact, you are likely to be quite lucky yourself in terms of joint efforts. aRIES (March 21-april 19) -If you think you have a solution for something that has given you fits, give it a try. Even if it isn’t the perfect answer, chances are it’ll prove you’re on the right track. tauRuS (april 20-May 20) -- Don’t hesitate to play a more prominent role in your involvements with friends, if you’re asked to do so. What you do now may set the stage for something important later. GEMInI (May 21-June 20) -- Even if you don’t have as much control over an important development as you’d like, you still should be able to put your imprint on things that are important. Don’t give up so easily. cancER (June 21-July 22) -- Don’t be intimidated by size or clout, because the grander or larger something is, the easier it is to get your teeth into. Bigger projects are just more to chew. LEO (July 23-aug. 22) -- You’re smart to fear known knowns, but it’s what you can’t see that should be the most dreaded. Don’t let your guard down. VIRGO (aug. 23-Sept. 22) -Optimism enhances your chances for success. Adopting a positive attitude will considerably improve conditions in general, allowing you to operate at maximum potential. LIBRa (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -- If someone with a good track record talks to you about a good investment or business deal, listen attentively. You might want to look into it to see if it has real merit. MOnday, Oct. 31, 2011 You’ve learned some valuable lessons in the past and you won’t repeat the same mistakes in the coming year, so you are now ready to move on to more advanced assignments. Make the most of what is handed to you. ScORPIO (Oct. 24-nov. 22) -- Inviting someone to an informal gathering with friends may not be as thoughtful as you intended. If this person doesn’t fit in, it could spoil the fun for everyone. SaGIttaRIuS (nov. 23-dec. 21) -- Make sure you can keep all your commitments, because someone to whom you make a promise will take you at your word and plan his or her entire day around what you say. caPRIcORn (dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Although you may mean well, the way you manage the resources of another may turn out to be a terrible mistake and result in a huge loss. Your intentions are good but irresponsible. aQuaRIuS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- In trying to complete a specific assignment, you might take on an ally in hopes of finishing it sooner. Sadly, the person you choose could only make matters worse. PIScES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- If you have to deal with an assignment that you do not fully understand, don’t pretend you can handle it. Don’t let your pride inhibit you from requesting the help you sorely need. aRIES (March 21-april 19) -Put off taking any financial gambles -- the odds simply aren’t in your favor for the moment. It would also be smart to prevent anyone else from making a commitment for you. tauRuS (april 20-May 20) -All the wishing in the world won’t make things happen the way you want them to, so if it’s possible, put off all important scheduled events until another day. GEMInI (May 21-June 20) -Before you rely on any gossip, check out everything yourself. Regardless of how long it takes to verify something, it’s vital that you don’t take at face value what is being said. cancER (June 21-July 22) -- If your resources aren’t being prudently managed, there is a chance you could respond in a way that could be costly at a later date. Take time to figure things out. LEO (July 23-aug. 22) -- Even if you know what changes need to be implemented concerning your family, you could let haste push you into making a major gaffe. Slow down and think carefully before you upset the apple cart. VIRGO (aug. 23-Sept. 22) -You should take care not to allow your emotions to influence your judgment. The way things are in the real world and the way you perceive them could be galaxies apart. LIBRa (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -Although, many times, business can mix very comfortably with social arrangements, this will not be so at present. Do all that you can to keep the two separated.
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Delphos native Cassie Lindeman wasn’t interested in medical transcripting when she got her associate’s degree in medical assisting. Now she loves it. By STACY TAFF staff@delphosherald.com DELPHOS — When Delphos native Cassie Lindeman decided to pursue a career in the medical field, she didn’t expect to get a job as a Medical Transcriptionist. “I went to the University of Northwestern Ohio and got my associate’s degree in Medical Assisting and I remember not really liking the transcription part of it very much,” she said. “About a month after I graduated, a job opening for a Medical Transcriptionist came up at St. Rita’s Medical Center and I applied for it because it was an opportunity. After I got the job and started working here, I really started to like it. It’ll be five years for me in April and I can’t really think of anything I’d like to do more than this.” Even though Lindeman sits in front of a computer for hours every day, she says her job is far from boring. “After the doctors see patients, they record their reports and we have to listen and type them up for records,” she said. “You have to understand what the doctors are saying and you need to be familiar with the terminology. You learn something new every day, whether it’s a term or a medication, so I always go home knowing something I didn’t know yesterday.” “Plus it’s a challenge because it’s not something everyone could do or would like doing,” she continued. “There’s a lot to remember and a lot of the doctors have accents, so it can be hard to understand them in the reports. Pretty often we’ll run across something in the recording that we can’t make out and ask each other to listen to see if they can. If none of us can understand it, we just put a blank there and the doctor goes back in and listens to that part of their report and fills it in. You also have to sit there all day, typing, remaining focused.” According to Lindeman, staying focused and on task isn’t as difficult as it sounds. “I like that I’m a transcriptionist in a hospital because there is a wide variety of cases,” she said. “I type up reports on anything from a standard cough to surgery or emergency room visits. It’s easy to stay focused because every report is different. Another thing that keeps us motivated is what we call an incentive. We have a certain number of lines we’re supposed to get typed and if you type more than required, you get paid a little more for that day. So you type faster and work harder because you want to get it done.” Lindeman says the people she works with play a big part in making the job enjoyable. “We have really great management that works well with us. They’re easy to communicate with about any issue,” she added. “The other transcriptionists I work with do an awesome job and I’ve made a lot of friends here, which is great. “I really like working at St. Rita’s, even if I’m behind the scenes. I got to be involved with the Pink Glove Dance video they did, too, and that was a lot of fun. I’m just glad to be associated with such a great facility. They really take care of their employees,” she added.

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HEBRON, Conn. (AP) — Steve Hoffman had expected to sell a lot of fall fertilizer this weekend at his hardware store in Hebron but instead spent Friday moving bags of ice melting pellets. A storm moving up the East Coast was expected to combine with a cold air mass and dump anywhere from a dusting of snow to about 10 inches today in parts of the Northeast. “We’re stocked up and we’ve already sold a few shovels,” Hoffman said. “We actually had one guy come in and buy a roof rake.” National Weather Service meteorologist Bill Simpson said the rake probably won’t be needed, but October snowfall records could be broken in parts of southern New England, especially at higher elevations. The October record for southern New England is 7.5 inches in Worcester in 1979. The most snow will likely hit the Massachusetts Berkshires, the Litchfield Hills in northwestern Connecticut, southwestern New Hampshire and the southern Green Mountains. Connecticut Gov. Dannel P.

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Malloy warned residents that they could lose power. The storm could bring more than 6 inches of snow to parts of Maine beginning tonight. Parts of southern Vermont could receive more than a foot of wet snow today into Sunday. In Pennsylvania, 6 to 10 inches could fall at higher elevations, including the Laurel Highlands in the southwestern part of the state and the Pocono Mountains in the northeastern part. Philadelphia and Pittsburgh could see a coating. “This is very, very unusual,” said John LaCorte, a National Weather Service meteorologist in State College, Pa. “It has all the look and feel of a classic midwinter nor’easter. It’s going to be very dangerous.” The last major widespread snowstorm in Pennsylvania this early was in 1972, LaCorte said. In New England, the first measurable snow usually falls in early December, and normal highs for late October are in the mid-50s. “This is just wrong,” said Dee Lund of East Hampton, who was at a Glastonbury garage getting four new tires put on her car before a weekend road trip to New Hampshire.

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