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The 2011 Delphos Herald Tri-County “Man of the Year” Leonard W. Smith, 90, of Delphos, died Thursday. Mr. Smith was an Army veteran of World War II, serving as a staff sergeant in the European theater and participated in Rhineland and central Europe. He received the American Theater Ribbon, Europe/ Africa/Middle East Campaign Ribbon, the Bronze Star and a Good Conduct Medal. He was a lifelong dairy farmer and had been an agriculture instructor for returning World War II veterans and local farmers in Putnam County. He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, where he served as choir member for more than 25 years. He was a dedicated pro-life advocate. He was a volunteer at the Interfaith Thrift Shop. Music was his passion and he played the guitar, violin and a mean harmonica. He loved woodworking, was an avid baseball fan, especially of the Cincinnati Reds, and was a die-hard St. John’s Blue Jays’ fan. See the full obituary on page 2.

Community honors veterans as they share their stories

The Rev. Melvin Verhoff thanks veterans in attendance at the special Mass at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church Thursday.

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Local veterans David Mahlie (Vietnam - army special forces), left, Mike Hughes (Vietnam - army convoy and supply), John Grothouse (Vietnam - Brown Navy) and Paul Baumgarte (World War II army, communications) share their military experiences with Chad Brinkman’s Social Studies class at Jefferson High School Thursday. Brinkman said his students were riveted by the stories and appreciative for their service and time.

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Veterans encouraged to Police nab suspected shoplifters sign up for Honor Flight
BY KIRK DOUGAL Times Bulletin Editor For the past three and a half years, veterans in Northwest Ohio who served America during a period of war have been given the opportunity to fly to Washington D.C. and see the memorials that were built in their honor. Honor Flight Northwest Ohio began flights in April of 2008 and was an instant success, flying nearly 150 World War II service veterans on the special trip in its first year. Today, tens of thousands of veterans from areas around the country with Honor Flights of their own have been taken to see the memorials. Recently, there have been questions raised because some hubs have announced they are now accepting Korean War and Vietnam War veterans for the flights. Since the Honor Flights in the past have always concentrated on the World War II veterans, some people wondered if the focus had shifted. Jim Tichy, emeritus board member of Honor Flight Northwest Ohio said the mission has remained the same. “There are about 250 World War II veterans on the waiting list for next year (in Northwest Ohio) when we start flights again,” Tichy said. “That is about three flights. We are accepting Korean and Vietnam veterans applications but the World War II guys go first. If we have the money for more flights, then they would be able to go.” Tichy went on to point out a steady amount of World War II veteran applications are still arriving from around northwest Ohio so that 250 number could continue to grow. That is why, although he continues to encourage younger veterans to complete and return the applications, he wanted to be sure to point out they are not guaranteed flights yet. Once the backlog of WWII personnel is exhausted, then it will be the Korean War vets’ turn. Honor Flight is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization dedicated to flying veterans to Washington, D.C., so they can see their memorials. Air transportation, motor coach, meals and other amenities are all provided without charge. Currently, the focus remains on World War II veterans, many of whom do not have the remaining health or financial means to take on a trip like this on their own. There is also another reason to focus on this group of veterans: about 1,000 World War II servicemen pass away daily, dwindling their numbers and taking away their firsthand knowledge of what happened in the war. The program operates solely from the contributions of time, money and effort of its volunteers, guardians and donors. Guardians pay their own expenses for the privilege of escorting the heroes for the day. The program has no administrative costs so consequently approximately 95 percent of all donations go directly to funding flights. However, medical attendants are not provided. Veterans are encouraged to contact Honor Flight now for next year’s trips as there is a waiting list and the sooner they sign up, the sooner they will be able to go to Washington. For more information on Honor Flight Northwest Ohio, visit

St. John’s Elementary School fifth-graders listen to veterans Paul Baumgarte, left, Bob Metcalfe, Sue Metcalfe and Larry Luersman as they share their experiences in military service as part of Veterans’ Day activities at the school on Thursday.

The Ohio Department of Education released a draft list Thursday, ranking every school and school district (936) in Ohio by its students’ scores on state standardized tests. The ranking is based on a school’s performance index, which is a weighted average that looks at the whole range of student performance on state tests, from the percentage of students who fail those tests (or aren’t tested at all) to the percentage passing and beyond, to the students acing the tests. Here are the rankings of area schools: 24 — Ottoville 99 — Fort Jennings 172 — Crestview 203 — Spencerville 221 — Delphos City 268 — Lincolnview 408 — Elida Sunny and warmer Saturday with high in upper 50s. See page 2.

William A. Donohue, 23 Grand Avenue, Lima Theft M1 Obstructing official business M2 Staff reports Four Lima residents face a variety of charges after being apprehended by Delphos Police Thursday afternoon after they received a call from Dollar General Store employees reporting individuals shoplifting in the store. At approximately 1:16 p.m., police arrived and were directed by store employees and witnesses to the suspect vehicle. A few moments later, police found the suspect vehicle abandoned and parked beside Chief Supermarket. As police were investigating the vehicle, a female, later identified as Lindsay R. Jones, was seen walking toward the vehicle. According to reports, when Jones spotted police, she turned around and fled on foot. Officers pursued and apprehended her. Jones then fought with officers and spit in the face and eyes of one of them. Jones was pepper-sprayed and effectively subdued. Multiple pieces of stolen property fell out of her clothing as she was arrested. As this was occurring, a witness alerted officers that the other three suspects were hiding inside McDonald’s Restaurant. Additional police officers located William A.

Jacob S. Kilgore, 19 Paradise Place, Lima Theft M1 Donohue hiding inside a bathroom stall at McDonald’s. Inside the stall with him were numerous stolen items. He was then also taken into custody. The last two suspects, Jacob S. Kilgore and Lewis K. Cheney, fled the area on foot. Approximately 15 minutes later, they were found inside the Delphos Recreation Center and were also taken into custody. After speaking to all witnesses, interviewing store employees, reviewing store surveillance video and interviewing the suspects, it was learned the four individuals had been on a “shoplifting spree” at multiple locations in Delphos. Police eventually recovered more than 20 items of evidence from various locations during the arrest of these individuals. Items stolen were primarily DVD/Blu Ray movies and games. The suspects acknowledged they targeted businesses in Delphos because they believed they were not well-known here, adding they planned to later pawn the stolen items for cash. City police credit alert store employees and especially the witness who followed the suspects and alert-

Lewis K. Cheney, 23 Charwood Drive, Lima Theft M1



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Lindsay R. Jones, 20 Paradise Place, Lima Harassment with bodily substance F5 Receiving stolen property M1 Resisting arrest M2 Possession of drug paraphernalia M4 Persistent disorderly conduct M4 Note: Police will be seeking a court order to draw blood from Jones to determine if she has any communicable diseases due to the fact she spit in the face and eyes of an officer. ed police to their whereabouts for the quick apprehension of the suspects. All four were transported to the Allen County Justice Center and booked in on a variety of charges.

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Friday, November 11, 2011

Phillips pleads guilty
VAN WERT — Under heavy security in Van Wert County Court of Common Pleas Thursday afternoon, Chad D. Phillips, 32, Middle Point, changed his plea to guilty in the aggravated murder of 24-year-old Christopher McMillen. In a plea agreement, Phillips pleaded guilty to the most serious of the four charges against him, avoiding a jury trial which was set to begin on Monday. First-degree felony counts of aggravated burglary and attempted murder and a second-degree felony count of felonious assault as well as specifications for having a firearm and the use of a vehicle were dropped in exchange for a guilty plea. Phillips had previously entered pleas of not guilty and not guilty by reason of insanity to each of the charges. Phillips will be sentenced to life in prison as a result of the plea. The only matter left to decide is if he will be eligible for parole at any time. Judge Charles D. Steele explained to Phillips he could receive life without the possibility of parole or a life sentence with a possibility of parole after either 20, 25, or 30 years. Sentencing is set for Dec. 15. Afterward, Christopher McMillen’s father, Danny McMillen, spoke about his hopes for sentencing. “I want the maximum,” he stated. “My son can no longer walk and breathe on this earth. He’s dead, but he [Phillips] is alive. My feel-

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Leonard W. Smith
July 2, 1921 Nov. 10, 2011 Leonard W. Smith, 90, of Delphos, died at 12:32 a.m. Thursday at St. Rita’s Medical Center. He was born, July 2, 1921, in Kalida to Anthony T. and Magdelena (Schroeder) Smith, who preceded him in death. On April 7, 1951, he married Angelene Freund, who died June 16, 2001. On Feb. 4, 2006, he married Beatrice B. “Bea” Hempfling Miller, who survives in Delphos. Survivors also include sons Gary (Joanne) Smith of Delphos, David (Leslie) Smith of Dayton, Joseph (Cheryl) Smith of Delphos, Mark (Mary Anne) Smith of Cridersville and Wayne (Lisa) Smith of Delphos; daughters Laura (Bill) Priest of Grover Hill, Patrice (Kalen Mingle) Suever of Perrysburg and LaLanna (Barry) Shawgo of Columbus; sisters Martha Fuerst and Esther Halker of Columbus Grove and Norma Kerley of Shelby; brother Thomas Smith of Fort Jennings; stepsons Randy (Nancy) Miller of Austin, Texas, Steven (Ann) Miller of Atlanta, Pete (Julie) Miller of Davenport, Iowa, and Mark (Kathy) Miller of Erie, Mich.; stepdaughters Sharon (Bill) Long of Fort Wayne, Jayne (Rick) Byrne of Ottoville, Nancy (Bruce) Wollenhaupt of Van Wert and Lisa Temples of Lakeland, Fla.; brother-in-law Herb Hempfling; and 26 grandchildren, 21 stepgrandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and seven stepgreat-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by granddaughter Danielle Smith; sisters Florence Freeman and Mary Brown; and brothers Gilbert, Edward, Robert and Cy Smith. Mr. Smith was an Army veteran of World War II,

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ing is I want the maximum that can be done to him... He should never be able to see the light of day again.” McMillen was obviously still upset following the hearing. His life had already been touched by murder twice, losing a best friend and a brother in separate STRESS FREE CHRISTMAS SHOPPING incidents. Then on May 12, his son was gunned down. “It’s been hard, defiTRESS FREE CHRISTMAS SHOPPING been hard,” mostadmitnitely he ted. “Twenty years to life isn’t enough, to me. Thirty years to life isn’t enough. I’m for the max. I’m for the max he can serve.” Phillips was charged with shooting Christopher McMillen several times inside an apartment at the Fox Road Apartment Complex on Van Wert’s south side. Police, responding to a 9-1-1 call, found the injured McMillen at the scene. He was flown to Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne where he died of his injuries. Phillips was not at the scene when police arrived but was located by Van Wert County Sheriff’s deputies at a 712 N. Eastown Road, Lima home near Middle Point. He was taken into custody without incident.

Chad D. Phillips stands in Van Wert County Court of Common Pleas on Thursday. Phillips changed his plea to guilty in the aggravated murder of 24-yearold Christopher McMillen. (Times Bulletin/ Ed Gebert photo)



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serving as a staff sergeant in the European theater and participated in Rhineland and central Europe. He received the American Theater Ribbon, Europe/Africa/Middle East Campaign Ribbon, the Bronze Star and a Good Conduct Medal. He was a lifelong dairy farmer and had been an agriculture instructor for returning World War II veterans and local farmers in Putnam County. He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, where he served as choir member for more than 25 years. He was a dedicated pro-life advocate. He was a member of the Springbrook Dance Club, Knights of Columbus Council 1362, Landeck, Knights of Ohio and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3035, American Legion Post 268 and Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 471. He was also a member of the Liar’s Table at Jim’s Restaurant and the Autumn Years Choraliers. He was a volunteer at the Interfaith Thrift Shop. He was a graduate of Kalida High School and attended The Ohio State University, majoring in agriculture. Music was his passion and he played the guitar, violin and a mean harmonica. He enjoyed playing cards and was an enthusiastic euchre player. He loved woodworking. He was an avid baseball fan, especially of the Cincinnati Reds, and was a die-hard St. John’s Blue Jay fan. He was the 2011 Delphos Man of the Year. Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, the Rev. Melvin Verhoff officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery, with military rites by the Delphos Veterans Council. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Saturday and 2-8 p.m. Sunday at Harter and Schier Funeral Home, where a K. of C. rosary service will be held at 7 p.m. and a parish wake service at 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Memorial contributions may be made to Right to Life.

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RUHE, Dolores C., 87, of Ottawa, Mass of Christian burial will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, the Rev. Matt Jozefiak officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. today at Love Funeral Home, Ottawa, where there will be a scripture service at 2:30 p.m. and an American Legion and VFW Auxiliary service at 7 p.m. Memorials are to the Sts. Peter and Paul Education Foundation, O-G Athletic Boosters or Putnam County Home Care and Hospice. PROWANT, Ray W., 84, of Dupont, Funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday at Continental United Methodist Church, the Rev. Charles Schmunk officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery in Dupont, with military rites by the Continental American Legion. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. today at Heitmeyer Funeral Home, Continental, and one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the church. There will be a Masonic Service at 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Continental United Methodist Church, the Continental Community Library, or to Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice. HONIGFORD, Alfred C., 86, of Ottoville, Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, the Rev. John Stites officiating. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Ottoville. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. today at Love-Heitmeyer Funeral Home, Jackson Township (on the corner of St. Rts. 224 and 634), where a scripture service will begin at 2 p.m. Memorials may be given to Immaculate Conception Church repair fund or St. Mary’s Cemetery Fund.


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Eighth-graders from area schools got to take a peek at what the future might look like in several different career areas, as they visited the career technical labs at Vantage Career Center. Each school in the Vantage district is invited to bring their eighth-graders to Vantage for a career exploration activity, which involves a twohour hands-on demonstration tour. Eighth graders receive a “mini-brochure” which describes the career-technical programs and explains what a typical day is like for students who attend Vantage. The eighth-graders spend a little time in each lab and return home with a better idea of what goes on behind those big doors off the hallway. This career exploration activity is especially helpful by informing the students about all the options available to them. During the visit, the eighth-graders are able to see what skills are being used in different career areas. Students may also become more aware of how their interests and abil-


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St. Johns eighth-graders show they know their medical terminology. In the Medical Office Management program, visitors had to identify and label their bodies with the correct terms. Josh Kroeger, an eighth-grader from Jefferson Middle School, uses the plasma cutter in the Auto Body lab at Vantage. ities can be cultivated into a A reminder to Vantage rewarding career. parents: Parent/Teacher conIt’s always a pleasure ferences will be held from hosting the eighth-graders 4-8 p.m. on Nov. 21 and and giving them a chance to from 10:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. see what a career technical on Nov. 22. Call 419-238education at Vantage Career 5411, ext. 126 to schedule an Center is all about! appointment.

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High temperature Thursday in Delphos was 45 degrees, low was 32. High a year ago today was 70, low was 35. Record high for today is 74, set in 1927. Record low is 17, set in 1950. WEATHER FORECAST Tri-county Associated Press TONIGHT: Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 30s. Southwest

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“I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can, only as one who has seen its brutality, its futility, its stupidity.” — President Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969)

Deficit supercommittee encounters rough patch
By DAVID ESPO AP Special Correspondent WASHINGTON — With Congress’ supercommittee stymied, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta warned Thursday of a “paper tiger” Pentagon if the panel fails to agree on a deficit-reduction plan and automatic spending cuts take effect as a result beginning in 2013. The reductions would lead to a hollow force, he said at a Pentagon news conference, “a ship without sailors. It’s a brigade without bullets. It’s an air wing without enough trained pilots. ... An Army of barracks, buildings and bombs without enough trained soldiers able to accomplish the mission. It’s a force that suffers low morale, poor readiness and is unable to keep up with potential adversaries.” The supercommittee has until Nov. 23 to agree on a deficit-reduction package of at least $1.2 trillion over a decade. Any amount less than that would be made up in across-the-board cuts divided evenly between defense and domestic programs. If the By MATTHEW DALY Associated Press committee failed entirely, according to estimates by the Congressional Budget Office, the Pentagon would have about $450 billion less to spend over the next 10 years than current projections, leaving it with nearly $600 billion at its disposal in 2021. The legislation that created the 12-member supercommittee earlier this year was crafted to make the threat of across-the-board cuts a powerful incentive for lawmakers to reach a compromise. But in recent days, following an exchange of offers Monday night at a meeting of a rump group of four Republicans and three Democrats, the chances of a deficit-reduction deal appear to have dimmed. “As we get closer to the end it’s harder to be optimistic. But I’m hopeful,” Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, told reporters. The committee’s co-chairs met privately, and each said afterward — without evident optimism — that the negotiations were continuing. “Nobody walked away, nobody,” Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., told reporters, disput-

DEAR EDITOR: On behalf of the current and future participants of the Delphos Senior Citizens, Inc. and the Van Wert County Council on Aging, Inc. sincere appreciation is extended to the Van Wert County voters who passed the .2-mil levy on Tuesday which provides direct services to residents 60 years and older in Van Wert County. With the growth of the elderly population, there has been increased demand for the direct services our two agencies provide. With the passage of this levy, vital services such as transportation, assistance with Medicare forms, information and referral, chore and socialization can continue to be provided for our senior population. The Van Wert County commissioners and the Van Wert voters are to be commended for supporting services that encourage independent living for Van Wert County’s older residents. Sincere appreciation, Joyce Hale, executive director Delphos Senior Citizens, Inc. Cindy Wood, executive director Van Wert County Council on Aging


Obama to begin diplomatic trip

One Year Ago • The Delphos Lions Club was part of the community for 54 years. Having dwindled to a handful of aging members, the club has disbanded but made another round of donations before doing so. Several organizations saw $8,507 distributed among them. 25 Years Ago — 1986 • Members of American Legion Post 268 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3035 conducted Armistice Day services at 11 a.m. today behind the post office. Doug Harter played taps. Mayor Harold Wieging delivered the address. Post 268 Commander Charles “Bud” Kaverman read the prescribed ritual. • Five Jefferson defensive players won first team AllNorthwest Conference. Tony Closson won first team honors on both offense and defense. Other defensive selections were Joe Gorman, Mark Downey, Bob Ladd and Steve Buzzard. Selected to the offense along with Closson was Keith Dickman. • Emma Shenk of Elida, will celebrate her 100th birthday Nov. 13. She was born Nov. 13, 1886 near Elida to Samuel Ann (Shenk) Brunk. She married Menno Shenk Dec. 10, 1906. He is deceased. Still in “good health,” according to her relatives, she does hand sewing on comforters for the Dorcas Sewing Circle. 50 Years Ago — 1961 • All is in readiness for the annual Veterans Day observance to be held in the churchyard of the First Assembly of God Church on Metbliss Avenue, according to Rev. Warren J. Campbell, pastor. A highlight of the service will be dedication of a flag presented to the young people of the church. The flag, which once flew over the Capitol in Washington, D. C., was given to the church by Congressman William M. McCulloch. • Students of St. John’s High School and the seventh and eighth grades were given a rare treat Friday afternoon in the high school gymnasium when the Franciscan Friars of Carey presented the stage play “Brother Orchid.” The play was sponsored by St. John’s high school Mission Society of which Sister Mary Ladonna and Sister Mary Ferdinand are the moderators. • Mothers of the new Brownie Scouts were the guests at a candlelight ceremony held Thursday afternoon at Trinity Methodist Church. The new members are Jane Bendele, Brenda Brumback, Maureen Kaskel, Celeste Metzner, Cheryl Peters, Rojean Ralston, Marie Redmon, Ann Odenweller, Rose Ann Snyder, Betty Bertling, Karen Flever, Margaret Bendele, Jane Bertling, Mary Lange, and Marilyn Odenweller. 75 Years Ago — 1936 • A new secretary of the Delphos Kiwanis Club was named Tuesday evening at a meeting of the officers and board of directors of the club. At that time Melvin Westrich presented his resignation. His resignation was accepted and Harry Crede was named as secretary for the year 1937. • Armistice Day was quietly celebrated in Delphos today. The only formal observance of the day was staged by Commemorative Post, Delphos American Legion. The Legion color bearers and color guard and other members of the post marched to the Library Park for a flag raising ceremony. Taps were sounded and the group disbanded. • The need of a public comfort station in the city of Delphos was stressed at council meeting by Mayor W. H. Taylor. He stated that a comfort station is badly needed as there are no public restrooms in Delphos. He urged that council take some action to place the construction of such a place under a WPA project.


WASHINGTON (AP) — Determined to deepen relations with Asia, President Barack Obama is pouring nine days of valued time into a diplomatic mission away from Washington while Congress struggles toward a crucial budget deadline and a doubtful outcome. Obama departs today for far-reaching summits in Hawaii and Indonesia, with a visit to Australia in between. The travels will take the president more than 10,000 miles and across many time zones from home at a moment when domestic concerns matter most to the electorate. His challenge will be to explain to voters how the U.S. role in the Asia-Pacific region is essential to American jobs and security — and then emerge with results to show for his travels. For a leader who was born in Hawaii, spent boyhood years in Indonesia and hails himself as America’s first Pacific president, Obama’s worldview is shaped deeply by Asia. His administration is showering attention on the Asia-Pacific region as a driver of global politics, prized buyer of American products and central player in protecting world peace. “If you want America to be a world leader in this century, that leadership is going to have to include the Asia-Pacific,” said Ben Rhodes, a deputy national security adviser for Obama. Such a focus is essential to American interests, analysts say, but still a test for a president who is seeking to govern and run for re-election at once. The White House hopes the world will see Obama’s trip as a pivot point in American policy, as Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton put it. The war in Iraq will be

US delays massive oil pipeline from Canada
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration said Thursday it is delaying a decision on a massive oil pipeline until it can study new potential routes that avoid environmentally sensitive areas of Nebraska, a move that likely puts off final action on the pipeline until after the 2012 election. The announcement by the State Department means Calgary-based TransCanada Corp. will have to figure out a way to move the proposed Keystone XL pipeline around the Nebraska Sandhills region and Ogallala aquifer, which supplies water to eight states. The State Department said it will require an environmental review of the new section, which is expected to be completed in early 2013. President Barack Obama said the 1,700-mile pipeline could affect the health and safety of the American people as well as the environment. “We should take the time to ensure that all questions are properly addressed and all the potential impacts are properly understood,” Obama said in a statement. The decision on whether to approve the $7 billion pipeline “should be guided by an open, transparent process that is informed by the best available science and the voices of the American people,” Obama said. TransCanada Corp. is seeking to build a 36-inch pipeline to carry oil derived from tar sands in Alberta, Canada, to refineries on the Texas Gulf Coast. The pipeline would travel through Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas and Oklahoma before reaching Texas. The heavily contested project has become a political trap for Obama, who risks angering environmental supporters if he approves the pipeline and could face criticism from labor and business groups for thwarting job creation if he rejects it. Some liberal donors have threatened to cut off contributions to Obama’s re-election campaign if he approves the pipeline. The project has become a focal point for environmental groups, which say it would bring “dirty oil” that requires huge amounts of energy to extract. They also worry that the pipeline could cause an ecological disaster in case of a spill. Thousands of protesters gathered across from the

ing statements to the contrary from some Republicans. Asked whether the panel was stalled, she said, “I would absolutely not say we are stalled. I would not use that word at all.” Texas Rep. Jeb Hensarling, Murray’s Republican counterpart, went out of his way to compliment Democrats for negotiating in good faith, and to praise President Barack Obama for identifying escalating health care costs as the principal force behind huge deficits. “So we remain hopeful. This is not part of a blame game,” he said. Yet there were elements of that too. After largely watching from the sidelines in recent weeks, senior administration officials unleashed an attack on Republicans, telling reporters that any failure in negotiations would result from a GOP unwillingness to raise taxes on the wealthy. In particular, they criticized a Republican offer from earlier in the week, which included a first-ever offer to raise government revenues, as a tax cut in disguise for upperincome Americans.

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Officers Associations, and our dedicated network of vetPresident Lincoln, in his eran advocates. second inaugural address, But we can do more to asked the country to “bind translate President Lincoln’s up the nation’s wounds; words into action, especially to care for him who shall in a still recovering economy have borne the battle, and that too often leaves our vetfor his widow, and erans behind. Today, his orphan.” It’s a veterans and servicemotto etched in stone members returning at the Department from the wars in Iraq of Veterans Affairs and Afghanistan are and in the heart of a falling victim to ecograteful nation that nomic exploitation celebrates Veterans through unscrupulous Day. lenders, illegal foreVeterans Day closures, and too few offers a chance for opportunities for good Americans to pause Sen. Brown paying jobs. Today, to honor, remember, the unemployment and thank all the women and rate for veterans between the men who served in America’s ages of 20 and 24 is 22 perArmed Forces. On this cent. That means more than Veterans Day, I was at the one in five young veterans Louis Stokes VA Medical can’t find a job to support Center (VAMC) in Cleveland, their family or to ease their a cutting-edge facility that transition to civilian life. delivers the care our veterOver the summer, I travans have earned and deserve. eled from Youngstown to Since Hand Hospital first Cleveland to Columbus to see opened in 1778, in Pittsburgh, how our colleges and uniour nation has recognized that versities, communities, and we possess a sacred obliga- businesses are trying to close tion to care for those veterans those gaps in employment and who have given so much to opportunity. At Youngstown us. The Stokes VA Hospital State University, I met an continues our federal govern- YSU student and veteran who ment’s promise to provide told me about the skills he and world-class care to our veter- other veterans could bring to ans. It’s a model of care that the labor market. At Cleveland began with one of the first State University, I spoke with VA medical centers in the staff at its SERV Program, country located in the heart of which is a national model for the Miami Valley, and contin- helping servicemembers and ues throughout Ohio’s other veterans transition to civilian VAMCs, Community Based life through education and Outpatient Clinics, Veteran workforce training. And in Service Organizations, Columbus, I visited a small Veterans County Service business that has hired return-

By Sen. Sherrod Brown

Our vow to America’s veterans
ing veterans to install energy efficient technologies because it knows that veterans have the specialized skills needed to get the job done. Now is the time we help them do just that. That’s why I introduced the VOW to Hire Heroes Act, also known as the Veterans Jobs Bill. Servicemembers risk their lives protecting our nation only to return home to fight each day looking for work. The VOW to Hire Heroes Act would provide critical hiring incentives, transition assistance, mentorship programs, and job training that would connect our veterans with jobs in high-demand sectors from clean energy to IT. And it marks an investment in our nation’s citizens that has been proven to strengthen our economy and create jobs. Once again, veterans will help to lead the way. In previous generations, Ohio veterans returned to their hometowns and started small businesses or became firefighters, astronauts, factory workers, or police officers. Half a dozen became President of the United States. For America’s returning veterans during Worl War II, our nation provided education benefits, hiring preferences, job training, small business loans, and the chance to own a home. With these policies, the federal government laid the foundation for economic prosperity for generations to come. Today, the post9/11 GI Bill, which provides updated educational resources to veterans of the wars in

White House on Sunday to oppose the pipeline, and celebrities including “Seinfeld” actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus have made videos urging to reject the pipeline. The State Department has authority over the project because it crosses a U.S. border. Environmental activist Bill McKibben, who led protests against the pipeline and was arrested in a demonstration earlier this year, said on Twitter that the protests had an effect on the Obama administration. “A done deal has come spectacularly undone!” he wrote. The Keystone XL pipeline would carry as much as 700,000 barrels of oil a day, doubling the capacity of an existing pipeline operated by TransCanada in the upper Midwest. Supporters say the pipeline to Texas could significantly reduce U.S. dependence on Middle Eastern oil while providing thousands of jobs. TransCanada said in a statement it was disappointed in the delay but confident that the project ultimately will be approved. The company has previously said a delay could cost millions of dollars and keep thousands of people of from getting jobs.

Iraq and Afghanistan and the Vow to Hire Heroes Act represent a new effort to thank this generation of veterans for their service and to give them the same opportunities afforded to prior generations of veterans. As a member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, I support providing our nation’s veterans with the resources and services they need. In addition to supporting enhanced education and job training benefits, I will continue to fight for assured funding for all VA health services and benefits. Funding for our veterans should always be a top federal priority. Each Nov. 11, we celebrate that story and history of our nation’s veterans. On Veterans Day, reach out to grandparents, parents, neighbors, and friends who have served and ask them about their service. From deployments to welcome home ceremonies, to medal presentations and parades, we learn about the courage, honor, and sacrifice exemplified by our servicemembers and veterans. From the newly-sworn in soldier and the children of military parents, to our veterans young and old, we learn about the greatness – and history – of our country. As the holidays approach, our thoughts and prayers are with those returning home as well as those still serving overseas. On behalf of a grateful state, I thank all Ohio veterans on this Veterans Day. It’s an honor serving those who serve us.

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Van Wert Cinemas 10709 Lincoln Hwy. Van Wert Tower Heist (PG-13) Fri.: 4:30 /6:45/9:00; Sat.: 2:00/4:15/6:30/8:45; Sun.: 2:00/4:30/7:00; Mon.-Thurs.: 4:30/7:00 A Very Harold and Kumar Fort Jennings Christmas (R) Fri.: 4:30/6:30/8:30; Marker Sat.: 2:00/4:00/6:00/8:00; Sun.: 2:00/4:30/7:00; Mon.-Thurs.: 4:30/7:00 Jack and Jill (PG) Fri.: 4:30/6:30/8:30; Sat.: 2:00/4:00/6:00/8:00; Sun.: 2:00/4:30/7:00; Mon.-Thurs.: 4:30/7:00 Immortals (R) Fri.: 4:30/6:45/9:00; Sat.: 2:00/4:15/6:30/8:45; Sun.: TODAY 2:00/4:30/7:00; Mon.-Thurs.: 4:30/7:00 1-4 p.m. — Interfaith Thrift Puss in Boots (PG) Fri.: 4:30/6:30/8:30; Store is open for shopping. Sat.: 2:00/4:00/6:00/8:00; Sun.: 2:00/4:30/7:00; Mon.-Thurs.: 4:30/7:00 SATURDAY American Mall Stadium 12 8:30-11:30 a.m. — St. John’s High School recycle, 600 block of East Second Street. 9 a.m. - noon — Interfaith Thrift Store is open for shopping. St. Vincent DePaul Society, located at the east edge of the St. John’s High School parking lot, is open. Cloverdale recycle at village park. 10 a.m to 2 p.m. — Delphos Postal Museum is open. 12:15 p.m. — Testing of warning sirens by Delphos Fire and Rescue 1-3 p.m. — Delphos Canal Commission Museum, 241 N. Main St., is open. 7 p.m. — Bingo at St. John’s Little Theatre.

At the movies . . .
2830 W. Elm St., Lima Saturday and Sunday Immortals 3D (R) 1:45/4:20/7:00/7:35/9:30/10:10 Jack and Jill (PG) 2:15/4:45/ 7:20/10:00 J. Edgar (R) 1:35/4:35/7:30/10:30 Tower Heist (PG-13) 1:40/2:10/4:10/ 4:40/6:45/7:15/9:20/9:50 A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas 3D (R) 2:20/4:50/7:45/9:55 In Time (PG-13) 4:15/6:50/9:35 Puss in Boots (PG) 2:00/4:30/7:10/ 9:40 Puss in Boots 3D (PG) 1:30/2:30/4:00/ 5:00/6:40/9:10 Paranormal Activity 3 (R) 2:05/4:55/ 7:40/9:45 Footloose (PG-13) 1:50/4:25/7:25/ 10:05



Real Steel (PG-13) 1:25 Eastgate Dollar Movies 2100 Harding Hwy. Lima Saturday and Sunday The Big Year (PG) 1:10/3:10/5:10/ 7:10/(Sat. only 9:10) Dream House (PG-13) 1:00/3:00/5:00/ 7:00/(Sat. only 9:00) Contagion (PG-13) 1:00/3:05/5:15/ 7:20/(Sat. only 9:25) The Smurfs (PG) 1:15/4:00/7:00/ (Sat. only 9:25) Shannon Theatre 119 S. Main St. Bluffton Puss in Boots (PG) 2D show times are every evening at 7 p.m. with 1:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday matinees. 3D show times are every evening at 9:30 p.m. with 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday matinees.

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SUNDAY 1-3 p.m. — The Delphos Canal Commission Museum, 241 N. Main St., is open. 1-4 p.m. — Putnam County Museum is open, 202 E. Main St. Kalida. MONDAY 11:30 a.m. — Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff Street. 6 p.m. — Middle Point Village Council meets 7-9 p.m. — The Delphos Canal Commission Annex Museum, 241 N. Main St., will be open. 7 p.m. — Marion Township trustees at township house. Middle Point council meets at town hall. 7:30 p.m. — Delphos American Legion Auxiliary meets at the post at 415 N. State St. 8 p.m. — Delphos City Schools Board of Education meets at the administration office. Delphos Knights of Columbus meet at the K of C hall. TUESDAY 11:30 a.m. — Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff Street. 1-3 p.m. — Delphos Area Visiting Nurses offer free blood pressure checks at Delphos Discount Drugs. 6 p.m. — Weight Watchers meets at Trinity United Methodist Church, 211 E. Third St. 6:30 p.m. — Delphos Lions Club, Eagles Lodge, 1600 E. Fifth St. 7 p.m. — Delphos Area Art Guild (DAAG) will meet at their new location in the second floor gallery of the Delphos Postal Museum of History at 339 N. Main St. 7:30 p.m. — Elida School Board meets at the high school office. Alcoholics Anonymous, First Presbyterian Church, 310 W. Second St. Fort Jennings Village Council meets at Fort Jennings Library.



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Stallions rebound from slow start



Columbus St. Francis deSales head man Ryan Wiggins had a lot of graduated starters to replace at the start of the 2011 gridiron year and a new offensive scheme. The Stallions (7-3) have come a long way since a 2-3 start to end up in the Region 10 semifinals versus Elida tonight at Clayton Northmont High School in their 18th appearance in the playoffs in 21 years. The one familiar face he could build on was tailback Warren Ball. “He is committed to Ohio State and has over 1,100 yards rushing and 30 touchdowns. We changed to more of an I formation to get him the ball a lot more running downhill, especially on our

triple option,” Wiggins noted. “Coming into the season, we had a new quarterback, center and a couple more linemen, so he was one guy we knew we could count on. As we’ve adjusted to our new scheme and gained varsity experience — we have a lot of seniors but that doesn’t mean they have a lot of varsity experience — we have become better. Our quarterback, Alex Perrine, has thrown for over 1,000 yards, and for us, with as run-oriented as we are, that is quite an accomplishment. We aren’t going to throw 40 passes in a game but he has matured into an efficient passer; last week, he went 9-of-11 for 155 yards (a 35-0 beatdown of Caledonia River Valley). We won the Central Catholic League again. “Defensively, we only had four starters back but, again, once we gain experience at

Saville named SecondTeam All-HCAC BLUFFTON — The Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference recently announced the All-HCAC honorees for the 2011 men’s soccer season. Senior Dan Saville (Toledo/ Central Catholic) was tabbed as a second-team selection for his work at keeper this season. Saville played in all 18 matches for Bluffton, starting 17 of them. He stopped 105 shots this season, 12th on the Bluffton list for singleseason saves. He allowed just 2.69 goals per contest and put up one shutout against Anderson University. For his career, Saville started 31 of the 44 matches he played in and had a .721 career save percentage. He moved up to ninth all-time with his 199 career saves, finishing with a 2.46 goalsagainst average and four shutouts for his career. In conjunction with the All-HCAC selections, the conference also announced the All-HCAC Sportsmanship Team for the fall of 2011. Senior Andrew Keeler was selected to the AllSportsmanship Team from Bluffton. This award has been developed as part of a conference-wide sportsmanship initiative. Members of the AllHCAC Sportsmanship Team are selected by the coaches and their teammates as individuals who demonstrate the ideals of positive sportsmanship both on and off the field/ court of competition. The Bluffton University

Northwest Ohio Scholastic Soccer Coaches Association All-District Teams - 2011

Second Team: senior Joe Burnett (DEF), Elida; junior Jordan Lauf (F), Napoleon; senior Sam Best (DEF), Bath; junior Matthew Kaufman (F), Ottawa-Glandorf; senior Ovaldo Paredes (MF), Eastwood; senior Alex Stuck (DEF), Wauseon; junior Jordan Tobias (F), Defiance; senior Jesse Oswanski (F), Toledo Central Catholic; junior Seth Johnson (DEF), Rossford; junior Austin Hall (MF), Lake; junior Nolan Connell (MF), Bowling Green; sophomore Zach Wilker (MF), St. Marys Memorial; junior Shin Nagahama (MF), Upper Sandusky; senior Peter Thongpasouk (F), Bryan; junior Josh Thomas MF), Shawnee. Player of the Year: Doug Herrett, Defiance Coach of the Year: Jeremy Winegardner, Bath Asst. Coach of the Year: Chuck LaGrande, Lima Shawnee Team Sportsmanship Award: Kenton senior Dakota Butcher (MF), Botkins; junior Sam Barrett (MF), Liberty Center; sophomore Drew Dole (DEF), Liberty-Benton; junior Jason Sands (DEF), Cory-Rawsonr; senior Nathan Wamer (MF), Cardinal Stritch; junior Caleb Shultis (DEF), Riverdale; junior Cole Davidson (F), Old Fort. Player of the Year: Logan Glosser, Ottawa Hills Coach of the Year: Francis Stephens, Ottawa Hills Parochial Coach of the Year: Bryan Burkholder, Lima Central Catholic Asst. Coach of the Year: Frank Terry, Lima Central Catholic Team Sportsmanship Award: PandoraGilboa GIRLS Division I First Team: senior Courtney Hendrix (F) and senior Brooke Snead (MF), Sylvania Northview; senior Demy Whitaker (F) and senior Megan Herr (DEF), Notre Dame; junior Maddy Williams (F) and senior Geri Siudzinski (MF), Perrysburg; senior Hunter Twining-Claflin (DEF), Findlay; junior Haley Malaczewski (F), Toledo Central Catholic; senior Ali Mortemore (MF), Anthony Wayne; sophomore Alyssa Heintschel (GK), Oregon Clay; sophomore Bethany Thomas (F), Sylvania Southview. Second Team: senior Taylor Zapadka (MF) and junior Samantha Burkholder (MF), Toledo Central Catholic; senior Stephanie Jenkins (DEF) and senior Sam Sarmento (MF), Sylvania Northview; junior Chloe Buehler (GK) and junior Mollie Whitacre (DEF), Perrysburg; senior Nicole Kovach (DEF), Anthony Wayne; sophomore Honnah Susor (F), Oregon Clay; senior Elaine Westphal (DEF), Notre Dame; sophomore Jessie Mattimoe (F), Anthony Wayne; junior Catie Sack (MF), Sylvania Southview. Player of the Year: Courtney Hendrix, Sylvania Northview Coaches of the Year: Jorge Diaz & Margart Bernard, Perrysburg Parochial Coach of the Year: Donald Jablonski, Toledo Central Catholic Asst. Coach of the Year: Dane Skoczyn, Notre Dame Team Sportsmanship Award: Oregon Clay Division II First Team: senior Megan David (MF), senior Kiley Armstrong (MF) and senior Kelly Farell (F), Toledo St. Ursula; senior Kaimyn Paszko (MF), sophomore Maddy Wollford (MF) and senior Eliza Theaker (DEF), Maumee; junior Kaitlyn O’Connor (DEF) and senior Emily Wolery (MF), Shawnee; junior Shannon Boroff (MF), Elida; junior Shelby Antonacci (F), Lake; senior Jamie James (DEF), St. Marys Memorial; junior Taylor Guingrich (MF), Celina; junior Jillian Burkholder (F), Bryan; freshman Alyssa Manley (F), Bath; sophomore Kassie Memmer (F), Bowling Green; senior Alexis Osting (DEF), Ottawa-Glandorf; junior Terrill Webb (F), Kenton. Second Team: junior Kayla Encalado (F), junior Ashley Timmons (GK) and senior Hannah Cox (DEF), Lake; senior Mackenzie Welker

men’s soccer team finished its 2011 campaign with a record of 2-16 overall and 1-8 in the HCAC. ---Trio of senior hitters named First-Team AllHCAC for Bluffton BLUFFTON — Bluffton University’s talented trio of senior hitters were all selected FirstTeam Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference following the 2011 volleyball campaign. Jenna Eshleman (Landisville, Penn./ Hempfield) took home her third first-team award, while Courtney Zimmerman (Leesburg/Fairfield) and Nicole Wood (Tiffin/ Hopewell-Loudon) both collected first-team honors for the second time. The three senior hitters will take over 3,000 career kills with them when they graduate in the spring. Junior Heather Schierer (Crescent Springs, Ky./St. Henry) was named honorable-mention AllHCAC for the second consecutive season. Eshleman, who was only the third volleyball player in Bluffton history to amass over 1,200 career kills and 1,300 digs, returned to form after having her front row time limited last season due to a shoulder injury. She slammed 382 kills while hitting .223 with 429 digs, 25 blocks and 31 service aces. Her 3.26 kills per-set in 2011 place her tied for 11th all-time. Eshleman’s 382 kills leave her tied for 16th on the single-season list at Bluffton. As a testament


this level of competition, we have made great strides. We especially did so with executing the fundamentals; for example, we got better at tackling. When you play the type of schedule we do — our first five opponents all made the playoffs, even two that were out of state — you have to do the little things correctly to have a chance and our inexperience was costly.” Among leaders of that defense are top tackler Joe Leiberger (linebacker), end Aaron Millsop (leader in sacks and tackles for loss) and cornerback Jalen Noble. The top target outside on offense is Charles Chandler (4 TDs), a tall and athletic wideout. “We have faced spread teams before but each one plays it a little different. However, I don’t think we’ve faced one quite like Elida’s,”

he acknowledged. “They are the most efficient we’ve seen at what they do. I don’t think you can play against a quarterback like (Reggie) McAdams and expect to do just one thing all day. Some have suggested zone coverages, some the nickel and others man-to-man with pressure. He’s too good to come in with just one package. One, if you don’t get pressure, he will pick you apart. At the same time, if you try to pressure all the time, he will adjust and hurt you that way, especially with the receivers he has. If you put too many in coverage and drop off the line, he will just take off. As best we can, we have to do a little bit of everything. “Our offense needs to keep the ball, too, and keep him off the field.” Kickoff at Good Samaritan Stadium is at 7:30 p.m.

Paterno gone but questions at Penn State remain
By NANCY ARMOUR The Associated Press STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — The most tumultuous week Penn State has ever endured is drawing to a close. Questions, however, still linger. Gov. Tom Corbett will be on hand today to help the board of trustees navigate a course through the turmoil from a child sex-abuse scandal that has engulfed the state’s largest university and led to the firing of the university’s legendary coach Joe Paterno. Corbett, an ex-officio member of the board, will participate in the regularlyscheduled trustees meeting, where a committee will be appointed to investigate the “circumstances” that led to the indictments of former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky, as well as two university officials. It’s the first time the board has met publicly since forcing out Paterno and president Graham Spanier amid the unfolding child sex abuse scandal. Paterno and Spanier were fired Wednesday night, four days after a grand jury report charged Sandusky with a series of sexual assaults stretching back to the late 1990s. The grand jury report alleges Sandusky assaulted eight boys — including one he allegedly raped in the university’s football facility shower. Much of the alleged inappropriate contact with seven victims happened on Penn State’s campus, where Sandusky maintained an office as an emeritus professor following his retirement. Authorities charged Sandusky met many of his alleged victims through The Second Mile, a charity for atrisk youth he founded in 1977. The indictment also charged the school’s athletic director and a vice president with perjury and failure to report the assaults. “Certainly every Pennsylvanian who has any knowledge of this case, who has read the grand jury report, feels a sense of regret and a sorrow to also see careers end,” Corbett said after arriving on campus Thursday. Earlier in the day, Tom Bradley was introduced as interim head coach, marking the first time in almost a half-century the Nittany Lions have been guided by anyone other than Paterno. “We’re obviously in a very unprecedented situation,” said Bradley, who was Paterno’s lead assistant for the last 11 seasons. “I have to find a way to restore the confidence.”

to her versatility, Eshleman racked up 15 of her 44 career double-doubles as a senior. Eshleman also leaves an indelible mark on the career record books at Bluffton. In addition to being a 4-time Player of the Week in the HCAC, she ranks second all-time with 2.82 kills per set. Her 1,222 kills put her fifth all-time and her 1,353 digs place her 13th overall. Eshleman stands eighth alltime with a .228 career hitting percentage. She was a first-team All-HCAC selection in 2008 and 2009 and earned HCAC tournament Most Valuable Player honors for leading Bluffton to the NCAA Regionals as a sophomore. Zimmerman came to Bluffton to play basketball but wound up as one of the top middle hitters in Bluffton volleyball history. She ended her 3-year career with the best hitting percentage in school history (.293). Zimmerman’s 2.26 kills per-set average is the 15th-best average for a career, while her 770 kills place her tied for 17th alltime. An imposing presence at the net, Zimmerman finished in the top 13 all-time for blocks (287 total) and blocks per set (.84). She pounded 254 kills and fired 21 aces this season. In addition, she stuffed the opposition with 28 solos and 70 block assists in 2011. Wood broke into the starting lineup as a freshman and got better each season, earning first-team All-HCAC honors for the second time. She was named honorable mention as a sophomore. Wood led the Beavers with 399 kills and a 3.35 kills per-set average

which was the sixth-best in Bluffton history. Her 399 kills place her 12th all-time. She added 47 blocks, 192 digs and 12 service aces this season. For her career, Wood’s 2.81 kills per set put her third behind Keri Kuhlman and Eshleman. She finished her career ninth on the career kills list with 1,083. Wood hit .230 during her four years as a starter, good for seventh on the career list. Schierer earned her second consecutive second-team award. She led the team with 582 digs (10th all-time) and 4.89 digs per set (11th all time). The versatile libero ignited Bluffton’s offense with her expert passing. After two seasons, Schierer ranks sixth all-time with 4.21 digs per set (948 career). She is also one of the Beavers’ top threats at the service line as she finished with 37 aces this season. Her .42 career aces per-set average is the fifthbest all time at Bluffton. Sophomore Lindsay Krohn (Marysville, Ind./New Washington) was selected to the All-Sportsmanship Team from Bluffton. The Lady Beavers fashioned their fourth consecutive 20-win season, finishing 22-11 overall and 7-2 in the Heartland Conference. When five teams from the HCAC went 7-2, Bluffton earned a share of its second HCAC championship in three years. The Beavers can boast victories over three teams that qualified for the NCAA tournament (RoseHulman, Mount Union and Johns Hopkins). This season also marked Bluffton’s fourth straight trip to the conference tournament semifinals.

BOYS Division I First Team: senior Evan Lee (MF) and junior Rushil Naik (MF), Toledo St. John’s Jesuit; senior Alex Wagner (F) and senior Josh McCoy (GK), Toledo St. Francis DeSales; senior Mark Sleasman (ST), Findlay; senior Austin Combs (F), Anthony Wayne; junior Daniel Blackmar (F), Sylvania Southview; senior Jordan Drake (MF), Springfield; senior Nasser Jemma (F), Perrysburg; junior Sam Miller (DEF), Sylvania Northview; senior Eddie Freyre (MF), Maumee. Second Team: senior James Rooney (MF) and Josh Long (DEF), Findlay; senior Alex Wisniewski (MF) and Crystal Ellis-Brown (F), Toledo St. Francis DeSales; junior Mark Almester (F), Toledo St. John’s Jesuit; junior Chris Ellis (DEF), Sylvania Southview; senior Denzel Wheaton (F), Sylvania Northview; senior Jaime Gonzalez (MF), Perrysburg; junior Dean Shousher (F), Clay; senior Ryan Bixler (DEF), Anthony Wayne; senior Bobby Duling (DEF), Maumee. Player of the Year: Evan Lee, Toledo St. John’s Jesuit Coach of the Year: Chad Cody, Sylvania Southview Asst. Coach of the Year: Brian Billings, Anthony Wayne Team Sportsmanship Award: Springfield High School Division II First Team: senior Trey Bowman (MF), Elida; senior Doug Herrett (MF), Defiance; junior TJ Metzger (F), Ottawa-Glandorf; senior Andy Faller (MF), Wapakoneta; senior Garrett Renner (MF), Bath; junior Brennan Brown (F), St. Marys Memorial; senior Derrick Skillman (F), Upper Sandusky; senior Caleb Vespi (MF), Eastwood; senior Tim Tavino (MF), Shawnee; senior John Eckenrode (F), Lake; junior Brandon Homan (MF), Napoleon; senior Justin Herman (F), Bowling Green; junior Will Hartman (DEF), Toledo Central Catholic; junior Tommy Rodgers (GK), Otsego.

(DEF) and senior Beth Parker (MF), Celina; sophomore Lindsey Hall (F), Elida; senior Kristen Vehorn (DEF), St. Marys Memorial; junior Danielle Jensen (F), Eastwood; senior Julia Mauro (MF), Maumee; sophomore Kaitlynn Gronas (F), Shawnee; senior Grace Kenney (DEF), Toledo St. Ursula; junior Taylor Dackin (MF), Bath; senior Breann Schroeder (F), Ottawa-Glandorf; senior Mallory McDevitt (MF), Wapakoneta; senior Nicole James (DEF), Wauseon; sophomore Olivia Stimmel (DEF), Bowling Green; senior Ashleigh Falk (F), St. Marys Memorial. Player of the Year: Megan David, Toledo St. Ursula Coach of the Year: Caroline O’Brien, Shawnee Asst. Coach of the Year: Erik VanDerMeulen, Bowling Green Team Sportsmanship Award: Bryan Division III First Team: junior Summer Holtkamp (F) and junior Kaylyn Verhoff (F), Kalida; senior Jessica Grindle (F) and senior Marissa Ramirez (DEF), Northwood; senior Kelly Ahman (F) and freshman Sydney Santaguida (F), Lima Central Catholic; senior Laura Fish (DEF) and sophomore Kayla Trevino (F), Liberty-Benton; senior Carley Wyse (DEF) and junior Lauren Kindinger (MF), Archbold; junior Macy Schroeder (F), Ft. Jennings; senior Lauren Koch (F), Ottoville; junior Kayla Sonnenberg (MF), Van Buren; junior Leva Weller (GK), Continental; senior Jessica Nienberg (MF), Miller City; junior Kristin Tropf (MF), Van Buren. Second Team: sophomore Jesse Fidler (MF) and senior Mindy Rupp (MF), Archbold; sophomore Jordyn Wright (F) and senior Kylie Cole (MF), Riverdale; senior Courtney Grothouse (F), Delphos St. Johns; senior April Horstman (DEF), Ottoville; freshman Jackie Gardner (MF), Kalida; sophomore Jill Steinmetz (F), Bluffton; senior Kirsten Fruchey (F), Delta; freshman Nichole Miller (F), Van Buren; sophomore Michaela Kramer (DEF), Botkins; sophomore Lydia Yeager (MF), Toledo Christian; junior Taylor Williamson (F), Continental; senior Marissa Schroeder (F), Miller City; senior Allyson Bartels (GK), Liberty Center; junior Abagail Karikas (DEF), Genoa. Player of the Year: Summer Holtkamp, Kalida Coach of the Year: David Kehres, Kalida Asst. Coach of the Year: Brent Bockrath, Kalida Team Sportsmanship Award, Archbold District Awards Referee of the Year: Dan Fennema Ron Pinsenschaum Award: Bryan Burkholder, Lima Central Catholic Kim Mahoney Award: Lori Williams, Anthony Wayne OHSAA Sportsmanship, Ethics & Integrity Award - Boys: Dave Fett, Bluffton OHSAA Sportsmanship, Ethics & Integrity Award - Girls: Lori Williams, Anthony Wayne

Division III First Team: senior Cody Schnipke (F), senior Drew Stechschulte (GK) and senior Tyler Kortokrax (MF), Kalida; senior Logan Glosser (MF), junior Michael Geiger (GK) and senior Jack Saddemi (DEF), Ottawa Hills; senior Sam Beining (F), Ottoville; senior Nolan Burkholder (MF), Lima Central Catholic; senior Adrian Ramirez (MF), Archbold; senior Ethan Zimpfer (F), Botkins; senior Moustafa Afifi (MF), Maumee Valley Country Day; senior Erik Naliborski (MF), Liberty-Benton; senior Josh Roberts (DEF), Van Buren; senior Nathan McKee (MF), Riverdale; junior Donald Bowen (MF), Woodmore; junior Fabian Warmuth (F), Miller City; junior Marc Salas (F), Old Fort; senior Logan Steingass (MF), Bluffton. Second Team: senior Aaron Schnipke (DEF) and sophomore Seth Ricker (DEF), Ft. Jennings; junior Matt Burgei (DEF), Ottoville; senior Ryan Terry (DEF), Lima Central Catholic; senior Bret Slattman (DEF), Continental; senior Gabe Wenzinger (F), Miller City; senior Jonny Lantz (GK), Archbold; junior Trevor Prentice (MF), Swanton; junior Blake Pappas (F), Ottawa Hills; sophomore Malachi Brown (F), Woodmore; sophomore Daniel Roberts (MF), Van Buren;

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2011 OHSAA Football Regional Semifinal Pairings TODAY (all games at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted) DIVISION II Region 5: 1 Cuy. Falls Walsh Jesuit (9-1) vs. 4 Kent Roosevelt (101), Twinsburg HS; 2 Tallmadge (9-2) vs. Aurora (10-1), Solon HS. Region 6: 1 Avon (10-1) vs. 4 Tol. Central Catholic (8-3), Fremont Ross HS; 7 Tiffin Columbian (9-2) vs. 6 East Cleveland Shaw (7-3), Sandusky HS. Region 7: 1 Columbus MarionFranklin (11-0) vs. 4 Sunbury Big Walnut (9-2), Ohio Wesleyan Univ.; 2 Dresden Tri-Valley (10-1) vs. 3 New Albany (9-2), Gahanna Lincoln HS. Region 8: 1 Trotwood-Madison (11-0) vs. 5 Wapakoneta (10-1), Piqua HS; 2 Kings Mills Kings vs. 6 Cincinnati Turpin (8-3), Hamilton HS. DIVISION III Region 9: 1 Chagrin Falls (11-0) vs. 4 Ravenna (9-2), Warren G. Harding HS; 2 Mentor Lake Catholic (10-1) vs. 6 Akron St. Vincent/St. Mary (9-2), Bedford HS. Region 10: 1 Columbus St. Francis DeSales (7-3) vs. 5 Elida (8-3), Northmont HS; 2 Clyde (9-2) vs. 3 Columbus Eastmoor Acad. (9-2), Mansfield Senior HS. Region 11: 1 Steubenville (11-0) vs. 4 Youngstown Cardinal Mooney (7-3), Canton Fawcett Stadium; 2 Dover (101) vs. 3 Minerva (11-0), Canton Central Catholic. Region 12: 1 Springfield Shawnee (11-0) vs. 4 Dayton Thurgood Marshall (10-1), Kettering Fairmont HS; 7 Jackson (11-0) vs. 3 Plain City Jonathan Alder (11-0), Logan HS. DIVISION V Region 17: 1 Kirtland (11-0) vs. 4 Sugarcreek Garaway (9-2), Green HS; 7 Lousiville St. Thomas Aquinas (7-4) vs. 3 Columbiana Crestview (10-1), Ravenna HS. Region 18: 1 Liberty Center (110) vs. 5 Hamler Patrick Henry (9-2), Perrysburg HS; 7 Hicksville (9-2) vs. 6 Findlay Liberty-Benton (10-1), Lima Stadium. Region 19: Bucyrus Wynford (11-0) vs. 5 Portsmouth West (10-1), Reynoldsburg HS; 2 Lucasville Valley (11-0) vs. 6 Ashland Crestview (11-0), Upper Arlington HS. Region 20: 8 Versailles (9-2) vs. 5 Coldwater (8-3), Dayton Welcome Stadium; 2 Marion Pleasant (11-0) vs. 6 West Jefferson (9-2), Hilliard Bradley HS.


The committee has no timetable. And no shortage of questions to answer — from how much Paterno actually knew to the future of his staff, including assistant coach Mike McQueary, who told Paterno but not police about seeing Sandusky in a shower with a young boy in 2002. McQueary, now the team’s wide receivers coach, won’t be present for the final home game of the season Saturday against Nebraska because of what the university said were “multiple threats.” “We intend to be as responsible as we can and make whatever changes are necessary,” board vice chair John Surma said. Sandusky, Paterno’s 1-time heir apparent, has been charged with molesting eight boys over 15 years. Athletic director Tim Curley and university vice president Gary Schultz have been charged with perjury and failure to report the 2002 assault to police, as required by state law. All three maintain their innocence. Paterno is not a target of the criminal investigation, having fulfilled his legal requirement by reporting what McQueary told him to Curley and Schultz. But the state police commissioner called Paterno’s failure to contact police or follow up on the incident a lapse in “moral responsibility.” Paterno has acknowledged that he should have done more but has not said why he didn’t go to the police, nor whether he was aware of earlier alleged assaults. Aside from a few brief comments outside his house and two statements, Paterno has not spoken publicly since Sandusky was indicted. McQueary told the grand jury that he saw Sandusky sodomizing a boy of about 10 in the showers at the Penn State football building in March 2002. McQueary later told Paterno, Curley and Schultz, although it is not clear how detailed his description was. Schultz, in turn, notified Spanier. Curley and Schultz — as well as Paterno — testified that they were told that Sandusky behaved inappropriately in that 2002 incident but not to the extent of McQueary’s graphic account to the grand jury. McQueary has not spoken publicly. His mother, Anne, told reporters Thursday they have been advised not to comment.

SATURDAY (all games at 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted) DIVISION I Region 1: 1 Mentor (10-1) vs. 5 Solon (10-1), Parma Byers Field; 2 Cleveland St. Ignatius (9-2) vs. 6 Lakewood St. Edward (8-3), Brunswick HS. Region 2: 1 Toledo Whitmer (11-0) vs. 5 Canton McKinley (9-2), Mansfield Senior HS; 7 Wadsworth (10-1) vs. Hudson (10-1), Canton Fawcett Stadium. Region 3: 1 Hilliard Davidson (10-0) vs. 4 Upper Arlington (9-2), Columbus St. Francis DeSales HS; 2 Pickerington HS Central (8-2) vs. 6 Gahanna Lincoln (9-2), Ohio Wesleyan Univ. Region 4: 1 Middletown (10-1) vs. 4 Cincinnati Archbishop Moeller (8-3), University of Cincinnati (5:30 p.m.); 2 Cincinnati Colerain (10-1) vs. Cincinnati St. Xavier (8-3), University of Cincinnati (8:15 p.m.). DIVISION IV Region 13: 1 Girard (10-1) vs. 4 Sullivan Black River (9-2), Uniontown Lake HS; 2 Orrville (8-3) vs. 3 Creston Norwayne (10-1), Medina HS. Region 14: 1 Kenton (11-0) vs. 4 Genoa Area (1-01), BGSU; 2 Pemberville Eastwood (11-0) vs. 3 Columbus Bishop Hartley (10-0), Ashland HS. Region 15: 1 St. Clairsville (10-1) vs. 5 Coshocton (9-2), Zanesville HS; 2 Johnstown-Monroe (11-0) vs. 6 Ironton (7-4), Hamilton Township HS. Region 16: 1 Waynesville (11-0) vs. 5 Dayton Chaminade-Julienne (8-3), Centerville HS; 7 Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy (8-3) vs. 3 Clarksville Clinton-Massie (9-2), Mason HS. DIVISION VI Region 21: 1 Berlin Center Western Reserve (11-0) vs. 5 Malvern (10-1), Louisville HS; 2 Shadyside (8-3) vs. 3 Youngstown Christian (10-1), New Philadelphia. Region 22: 1 Leipsic (10-1) vs. 5 McComb (8-3), Tiffin Columbian HS; 2 Delphos St. John’s (8-3) vs. 3 Tiffin Calvert (9-2), BGSU (3 p.m.). Region 23: 1 Willow Wood Symmes Valley (10-1) vs. 5 Beallsville (9-2), Athens HS; 2 New Washington Buckeye Central (9-2) vs. 6 Zanesville Bishop Rosecrans (7-4), Westerville Central HS. Region 24: 1 Maria Stein Marion Local (9-2) vs. 5 Ada (9-2), Lima Stadium; 2 Fort Loramie (10-1) vs. 6 Minster (8-3), Wapakoneta HS.

When it comes to changing course, ecclesiastical bureaucracies are like giant oceangoing vessels that struggle to turn quickly when obstacles appear in their paths. It took time, but the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has made a sea change in how it works on religious freedom issues. Faced with what they see as dangerous trends in the Obama administration, the bishops recently announced the creation of their own Ad Hoc Committee for Religious Liberty. The goal is to address church-state trends that in recent decades have primarily been attacked by Protestant conservatives. Anyone seeking the source of this development in American religion -- including recent blasts at the White House by the archbishops of New York and Los Angeles -- needs to study a 2009 Georgetown University speech by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. It received relatively little attention at that time. “Our human rights agenda for the 21st century is to make human rights a human reality and the first step is to see human rights in a broad context,” she said, speaking on a campus known for its leadership on the Catholic left. “To fulfill their potential, people must be free to choose laws and leaders; to share and access information; to speak, criticize and debate. They must be

Bishops change course on religious liberty

Friday, November 11, 2011

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free to worship, associate and to love in the way that they choose.” Conservatives cried foul, noting that the secretary of state had raised gay rights -- the right for all to “love in the way that they choose” -- to the same level as freedoms explicitly articulated in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. They also noticed that she mentioned a narrow right “to worship” instead of using more expansive terms such as religious “freedom” or “liberty.” “Religious freedom, rightly understood, cannot be reduced to freedom of worship,” argued George Weigel, a Catholic conservative best known for his authorized biography of the late Pope John Paul II. “Religious freedom includes the right to preach and evangelize, to make religiously informed moral arguments in the public square and to conduct the affairs of one’s religious community without undue inter-

ference from the state. If religious freedom only involves the freedom to worship, then ... there is ‘religious freedom’ in Saudi Arabia, where Bibles and evangelism are forbidden but expatriate Filipino laborers can attend Mass in the U.S. embassy compound in Riyadh.” Nearly two years later, this list of concerns looms over a blunt letter from New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan to President Barack Obama, one inspired by Obama administration attempts to overturn the national Defense of Marriage Act. America’s bishops “cannot be silent ... when federal steps harmful to marriage, (to) the laws defending it and (to) religious freedom continue apace,” claimed Dolan, who now leads the USCCB. It is especially unfair, he added, to “equate opposition to redefining marriage with either intentional or willfully ignorant racial discrimination, as your Administration insists on doing.” Dolan was even more frank in a letter to the U.S. bishops, claiming that the Justice Department is undercutting “our ancient Catholic belief, rooted in the teachings of Jesus and also the Jewish Scriptures.” If this doctrine continues to be “labeled as a form of bigotry,” he argued, this will surely “lead to new challenges to our liberties.” In addition to clashes on same-sex mar-

riage, Dolan listed other concerns, including Health and Human Services regulations requiring all private health insurance to cover birth control and so-called “morning-after pills.” Critics claim that the religious exception would protect few religious institutions, including colleges, and would leave insurers or individuals with moral objections completely vulnerable. The Justice Department, in recent Supreme Court proceedings, also questioned the need for the “ministerial exception” that allows religious groups to hire, and fire, ministers and staff members without government interference. According to Los Angeles Archbishop Jose Gomez, “We are slowly losing our sense of religious liberty” in modern America. “There is much evidence to suggest that our society no longer values the public role of religion or recognizes the importance of religious freedom as a basic right,” he argued in an essay for the journal First Things. Instead, “our courts and government agencies increasingly treat the right to hold and express religious beliefs as only one of many private lifestyle options. And, they observe, this right is often ‘trumped’ in the face of challenges from competing rights or interests deemed to be more important.”
(Terry Mattingly is the director of the Washington Journalism Center at the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities and leads the project to study religion and the news.)

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IMMANUEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 699 Sunnydale, Elida, Ohio 454807 Pastor Kimberly R. Pope-Seiberlin Sunday - 8:30 a.m. traditional; 10:45 a.m. contemporary NEW HOPE CHRISTIAN CENTER 2240 Baty Road, Elida Ph. 339-5673 Rev. James F. Menke, Pastor Sunday – 10 a.m. Worship. Wednesday – 7 p.m. Evening service. CORNERSTONE BAPTIST CHURCH 2701 Dutch Hollow Rd. Elida Phone: 339-3339 Rev. Frank Hartman Sunday - 10 a.m. Sunday School (all ages); 11 a.m. Morning Service; 6 p.m. Evening Service. Wednesday - 7 p.m. Prayer Meeting. Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8-noon, 1-4- p.m. ZION UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Corner of Zion Church & Conant Rd., Elida Pastors: Mark and D.J. Fuerstenau Sunday - Service - 9:00 a.m. PIKE MENNONITE CHURCH 3995 McBride Rd., Elida Phone 419-339-3961 LIGHTHOUSE CHURCH OF GOD Elida - Ph. 222-8054 Rev. Larry Ayers, Pastor Service schedule: Sunday– 10 a.m. School; 11 a.m. Morning Worship; 6 p.m. Sunday evening. FAITH BAPTIST CHURCH 4750 East Road, Elida Pastor - Brian McManus Sunday – 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Worship, nursery available. Wednesday – 6:30 p.m. Youth Prayer, Bible Study; 7:00 p.m. Adult Prayer and Bible Study; 8:00 p.m. Choir. GOMER UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST 7350 Gomer Road, Gomer, Ohio 419-642-2681 Rev. Brian Knoderer Sunday – 10:30 a.m. Worship BREAKTHROUGH 101 N. Adams St., Middle Point Pastor Scott & Karen Fleming Sunday – Church Service - 10 a.m, 6 p.m. Wednesday - 7:00 p.m.

FAITH MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH Road U, Rushmore Pastor Robert Morrison Sunday – 10 am Church School; 11:00 Church Service; 6:00 p.m. Evening Service Wednesday - 7:00 p.m. Evening Service ST. ANTHONY OF PADUA CATHOLIC CHURCH 512 W. Sycamore, Col. Grove Office 419-659-2263 Fax: 419-659-5202 Father Tom Extejt Masses: Tuesday-Friday - 8:00 a.m.; First Friday of the month - 7 p.m.; Saturday - 4:30 p.m.; Sunday - 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Confessions - Saturday 3:30 p.m., anytime by appointment. CHURCH OF GOD 18906 Rd. 18R, Rimer 419-642-5264 Fax: 419-642-3061 Rev. Mark Walls Sunday 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Worship Service. HOLY FAMILY CATHOLIC CHURCH Rev. Robert DeSloover, Pastor 7359 St. Rt. 109 New Cleveland Saturday Mass - 7:00 p.m. Sunday Mass - 8:30 a.m. IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH Ottoville Rev. John Stites Mass schedule: Saturday - 4 p.m.; Sunday - 10:30 a.m. ST. BARBARA CHURCH 160 Main St., Cloverdale 45827 419-488-2391 Fr. John Stites Mass schedule: Saturday 5:30 p.m., Sunday 8:00 a.m. ST. JOSEPH CATHOLIC CHURCH 135 N. Water St., Ft. Jennings Rev. Joe Przybysz Phone: 419-286-2132 Mass schedule: Saturday 5 p.m.; Sunday 7:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. ST. MICHAEL CHURCH Kalida Fr. Mark Hoying Saturday – 4:30 p.m. Mass. Sunday – 8:00 a.m. & 10:00 a.m. Masses. Weekdays: Masses on Mon., Tues., Wed. and Friday at 8:00 am; Thurs. 7:30 p.m.

TRINITY LUTHERAN 303 S. Adams, Middle Point Rev. Tom Cover Sunday– 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Worship service. GRACE FAMILY CHURCH 634 N. Washington St., Van Wert Pastor: Rev. Ron Prewitt Sunday - 9:15 a.m. Morning worship with Pulpit Supply. KINGSLEY UNITED METHODIST 15482 Mendon Rd., Van Wert Phone: 419-965-2771 Pastor Chuck Glover Sunday School - 9:30 a.m.; Worship - 10:25 a.m. Wednesday - Youth Prayer and Bible Study - 6:30 p.m. Adult Prayer meeting - 7:00 p.m. Choir practice - 8:00 p.m. TRINITY FRIENDS CHURCH 605 N. Franklin St., Van Wert 45891 Ph: (419) 238-2788 Sr. Pastor Stephen Savage Outreach Pastor Neil Hammons Sunday - 8:15 a.m. - Prayer time; 9:00 a.m. Worship, Sunday School, SWAT, Nursery; Single; 10:30 a.m. Worship, Nursery, Children’s Church, Discipleship class; Noon - Lunch Break; 2:00 p.m. Service for men at Van Wert Correctional Fac.; 3:00 p.m. Service for women at Van Wert Correctional Fac., Service at Paulding jail Tuesday - 1:00 p.m. - Share, Care, Prayer Group in Fireside Room; 10-noon - Banquet Table Food Pantry; 6:30 p.m. Quilting Friends in Fellowship Hall; 7 p.m. B.R.E.A.L. Women’s group in Room 108. Wednesday - 6:30 p.m. Small groups, Discipleship Series in sanctuary, Christian Life Club, Nursery, Preschool; 7 p.m. R.O.C.K. Youth; 8 p.m. Worship Team rehearsal. Thursday - 4-5:30 p.m. Banquet Table Food Pantry. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 13887 Jennings Rd., Van Wert Ph. 419-238-0333 Children’s Storyline: 419-238-2201 Email: Pastor Steven A. Robinson Sunday– 9:30 a.m. Sunday School for all ages; 10:30 a.m. Family Worship Hour; 6:30 p.m. Evening Bible Hour. Wednesday - 6:30 p.m. Word of Life Student Ministries; 6:45 p.m. AWANA; 7:00 p.m. Prayer and Bible Study. MANDALE CHURCH OF CHRIST IN CHRISTIAN UNION Rev. Don Rogers, Pastor Sunday– 9:30 a.m. Sunday School all ages. 10:30 a.m. Worship Services; 7:00 p.m Worship. Wednesday - 7 p.m. Prayer meeting.

ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST CHURCH Landeck - Phone: 419-692-0636 Rev. Mel Verhoff, Pastor Administrative aide: Rita Suever Masses: 8:30 a.m. Sunday. Sacrament of Reconciliation: Saturday. Newcomers register at parish. Marriages: Please call the parish house six months in advance. Baptism: Please call the parish.

ST. PATRICK’S CHURCH 500 S. Canal, Spencerville 419-647-6202 Saturday - 4:30 p.m. Reconciliation; 5 p.m. Mass, May 1 - Oct. 30. Sunday 10:30 a.m. Mass. SPENCERVILLE FULL GOSPEL 107 Broadway St., Spencerville Pastor Charles Muter Home Ph. 419-657-6019 Sunday: Morning Services - 10:00 a.m. Evening Services - 7:00 p.m. Wednesday: 7:00 p.m. Worship service. SPENCERVILLE CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE 317 West North St. - 419-296-2561 Pastor Tom Shobe 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Morning Worship; 7:00 p.m. Wednesday Service TRINITY UNITED METHODIST Corner of Fourth & Main, Spencerville Phone 419-647-5321 Rev. Jan Johnson, Pastor Sunday - 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Worship service. UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST Spencerville Rev. Ron Shifley, Pastor Sunday– 9:30 a.m. Church School; 10:30 a.m. Worship Service. AGAPE FELLOWSHIP MINISTRIES 9250 Armstrong Road, Spencerville Pastors Phil & Deb Lee Sunday - 10:00 a.m. Worship service. Wed. - 7:00 p.m. Bible Study

CALVARY EVANGELICAL CHURCH 10686 Van Wert-Decatur Rd. Van Wert, Ohio 419-238-9426 Rev. Clark Williman. Pastor Sunday- 8:45 a.m. Friends and Family; 9:00 a.m. Sunday School LIVE, 5 til 10 meet you at the Altar; 10:00 a.m. Worship LIVE Monday - 6:30 p.m. Flicker Chicks Tuesday -9:00 a.m.-11:15 a.m. MUMS Wednesday - 1:30 p.m. Adult Prayer and Bible Study 6:45 p.m. Calvary Youth, AWANA, Women’s Bible Study, 7:00 p.m. Men’s Bible Study, Thursday - 9:30 a.m. Lit ‘n Latte; 6:00 p.m. Gamin’ Gals; 6:30 p.m. Elder’s meeting

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SATURDAY, NOV. 12, 2011 In the year ahead, there’s a good chance you will be establishing a number of partnerships for special purposes, which is well and good, as long as everyone you’re involved with can offer something that you can’t provide. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -For the sake of prudence, spend only on essentials. You’ll regret it if you don’t scratch off your shopping list all the things and activities you can’t afford and don’t need. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- Be considerate of the desires of persons with whom you’re involved. If you don’t respect the majority rule and insist upon things being done your way, you’ll end up an outcast. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Where normally you might get away with disregarding certain duties and obligations, major complications could come your way if you do so now. Better stay on top of things. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -You could cause quite a stir if you bank too heavily on unverified information that was passed on to you. Chances are it’ll be merely colorful talk meant for entertainment only. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -Don’t do yourself a grave injustice by thinking you have to embellish the facts in order to get others to think highly of you. If anyone perceives the truth, you’ll be embarrassed. ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Both falsehood and flattery will be ineffective tools, and will get you nowhere if you try to use them for ulterior motives. The only thing that will make an impression is sincerity. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -Explore your financial expenditures carefully to see if you can do a better job managing them. Chances are you’ll find some wasteful spending that can be avoided in the future. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -You can be either a direct person who doesn’t mince any words, or someone who will play the game and say what is expected of you. Today the latter will be more prevalent. CANCER (June 21-July 22) -It’s okay to be a bit self-indulgent, but only as long as you look out for the other guy who can’t do so for himself, and never profit at the expense of another. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- This is one of those days when you need to be extra mindful that you don’t come off as haughty or self-indulgent. It won’t win you any friends or admiration. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Any urges you get to put on airs in hopes of making a favorable impression must be nipped in the bud. These forces come from your ego and will do you no good. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -- A slick, flamboyant purveyor might try to sell you one of his or her baubles that will be of no value to you or anybody else. Don’t be taken in by a pitch of no substance.


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By MATT SEDENSKY Associated Press From China to New York, place your bets! Tie the knot! Make a wish! Today markes the 11th day of the 11th month of 2011. Around the world, people celebrated the triple convergence of 11s with a splash. Some 1,000 ethnic Chinese couples exchanged vows across Malaysia on a date viewed as auspicious and romantic. In China, a special “1111” train started at 11:11 a.m. on the No. 11 line in Shanghai. “The numbers rhyme with one husband, one wife and one soul in Chinese and signifies a marriage that would last a lifetime,” said nurse Pua Kim Giok, 25, who tied the knot with engineer Lee Chin Siong, 27. They were among 460 couples who got married at the popular Thean Hou Temple in Kuala Lumpur. Not everyone was smiling, however. Egypt’s antiquities authority closed the largest of the Great Pyramid of Giza following rumors that groups would try to hold spiritual ceremonies on the site at 11:11. In the U.S., the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, N.J., was planning drawings every 11 minutes for up to $1,111. In Las Vegas, Clark County Clerk Diana Alba got ready for an onslaught of weddings. She was expecting the number of couples to surpass the crowd on 08/08/08 and equal the throng on 10/10/10. It may not, however, reach the turnout seen on — Bryan Savage of Oklahoma City July 7, 2007 — a date that consists of three The authority’s head Mustafa Amin said lucky sevens. in a statement today that the pyramid of “That was like the granddaddy of all Khufu, also known as Cheops, would be dates,” Alba said. closed until Saturday morning for “necesBryan Savage of Oklahoma City was sary maintenance.” among those tying the knot on 11-11. He The closure followed a string of uncon- said the number 11 is meaningful to him firmed reports in local media that unknown and his fiancie, Tara Melton, because his groups would try to hold “Jewish” or birthday is in November and they met in “Masonic” rites on the site. November. Amin said all reports of planned ceremo“It’s just kind of cool and we didn’t nies at the site were “completely lacking really want Valentine’s Day or a holiday, in truth.” The rest of the complex, which but we just wanted something memorable,” includes two other large pyramids, numer- he said. ous tombs and the Sphinx, and is one of Plus, he said, it will be easier to rememEgypt’s biggest tourist attractions, remained ber his anniversary. open today, though security appeared to be In Des Moines, Iowa, Dr. Ross Valone, heavier than usual. an obstetrician-gynecologist, will refund

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“It’s just kind of cool and we didn’t really want Valentine’s Day or a holiday, but we just wanted something memorable,”

Couple wins once-in-acentury wedding on 11-11-11
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any fees he collects from delivering babies today. In Bellevue, Wash., Jason Brown will open his new grocery store at 11:11 a.m. Vikki MacKinnon, a numerologist in Calgary, Ontario, said she expected the day to be a “cosmic wake-up call.” “Eleven is a number of illumination and enlightenment, a number of insight, blinding flashes of the obvious, and a number of transformation,” she said. The Chinese have always had a fascination with number sequences. And in a country where ages of first marriages are creeping upward, the 11/11/11 date represents six “bare sticks,” a term for bachelors in Chinese. And there are now more of them, with housing prices, focus on jobs and growing independence of young women meaning people are getting married later. “It’s just difficult for men to afford the housing prices nowadays, and traditionally in China that is the responsibility of the man his family. I feel a lot of pressure from this,” said Zheng An, a 26-year-old employee at a solar company in Shanghai.

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. — Today, Sheila Barnett and Melissa Patrick will walk down an aisle and stand in front of a giant, crescent-shaped window at the Crowne Plaza in Manhattan, look each other in the eyes and say, “I do.” The same-sex couple from Florida was one of 11 couples to win the hotel’s “Marry Me 11-11-11 Wedding Contest” on Facebook, which gave away dream weddings on that once-ina-century day that’s supposed to be lucky for love: Nov. 11, 2011. Yet as Barnett and Patrick packed their nearly identical dresses for the ceremony (Patrick will wear white, Barnett, purple), they tried not to think about one fact: when they return home, their marriage won’t be legal in Florida. “I don’t like it,” said Patrick, who sat in her living room on a recent day with her arm around her fiancei. Same-sex unions aren’t recognized under Florida law. In 2008, Florida voters amended the state’s constitution to define marriage as a union only between one man and one woman. A gay rights group is sponsoring legislation in the upcoming session to provide domestic partnership benefits to committed same-sex couples in the state. A same-sex couple from New York and another from Ohio also won the contest. Ohio has an amendment similar to the one passed in Florida, but gay marriage is legal in New York. The state also recognizes unions from other states. The couples flew to New York on Wednesday. On Thursday, everyone was to rehearse for the ceremony and then tour the city. Barnett and Patrick, who are both 37, haven’t always been in same-sex relationships — and are reluctant to identify themselves as lesbians, saying that their love “blindsided” both of them. Barnett was in a relationship with the same man for 20 years — married for many of them — and Patrick had a longterm relationship with a man. Both have children from those prior relationships. “I fell in love with a person, for who she is and everything about her,” Barnett said. “Not because she was a female.” Said Patrick: “Love doesn’t discriminate, I’ll tell you that. You’re able to fall in love with anyone if it’s right.” The two women met 20 years ago in high school and played on the softball team together. They were friends, but nothing more. After graduating, Patrick moved to Indianapolis and became a firefighter. They kept in touch throughout the years and in 2010, Patrick visited Florida on vacation. She and Barnett spent every day together, and when it was time for Patrick to leave, they both cried. “When she left it was one of the saddest days of my life,” said Barnett, who is a hairdresser. “Something was going on, but I didn’t know what it was.” The couple dated long distance, and then Patrick quit her job as a firefighter and moved to Florida so they could be together. They initially planned to hold a commitment ceremony in the summer of 2012, but a friend told them about the Crowne Plaza contest a few months ago. “Two women, true love, awesome story and it’s just that simple,” they wrote. They asked friends and family to vote for their entry, and were chosen in October. Steve Ward, a matchmaker who also is the star of VH1’s “Tough Love” show, will perform the ceremony today. The hotel will serve a lavish lunch and provide plum-and-white flower bouquets or corsages, along with wedding photos and video. As part of the promotion, every couple stays at the hotel free and was able to invite 10 friends or relatives. Patrick and Barnett spent the past week getting ready for the trip: having their nails done in an identical French manicure with black heart details on their ring fingers, buying winter clothes and deciding where to visit once they get to the city. Barnett has never been to the Big Apple. “She wants to go purse shopping,” Patrick said of her fiancei. “I want to visit Ground Zero and eat some New York pizza.”

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