Each year at this time The

Herald staff takes a look back
at the happenings in the area
in the past year. Here is the
second of four year-end wra-
Apr. 7
The Kiwanis Ohio
Governor John DeVilbiss and
First Lady Wanda DeVilbiss
visited Delphos to speak at a
Delphos Kiwanis Club meet-
ing and install new members.
DeVilbiss congratulated the
local club on its playground
equipment installation efforts.
“You have left your mark on
Delphos,” he said.
Apr. 11
The Delphos American
Legion Commemorative Unit
268 selected two local girls to
attend Buckeye Girls State, a
program which teaches youth
about citizenship through the
formation of a mock gov-
ernment at city, county and
state levels. The delegates
were DeLannie Hicks from
Jefferson High School and
Stephanie Pohlman from St.
John’s High School.
Apr. 11
Brothers David and
Eliseo Olivarez opened Cabo
Mexican Restaurant. The
siblings also run El Zarape
in Bowling Green and Mi
Ranchito in Van Wert.
“Everything is going great,”
Olivarez said. “We’re getting
a lot more business than we
Apr. 20
A heavy storm blew
through Ohio, bringing
at least one tornado to the
Celina area. The Delphos
Police Department had only
received a report of a tree
limb down. Celina received
heavy damage to local busi-
nesses and homes and power
Apr. 23
The St. John’s High School
Choir got ready to perform as
a group at the Ohio Music
Education Association’s
Solo and Ensemble contest,
under the direction of St.
John’s Choir Director Susie
Slawinski. “This is our first
year doing this as a group and
we were able to get a superior
rating,” Slawinski said.
Apr. 27
Fundraising and prepara-
tion for the 2011 Relay For
Life was well underway,
with $30,500 raised. It was
announced the relay would
be held at Jefferson High
School, on the east side of
the building where the girls
softball diamond is located.
Apr. 28
Another large storm
moved through the area, leav-
ing Delphos and surround-
ing communities mostly
untouched. A day and night
of strong winds left parts of
Ohio with damaged homes,
downed trees and widespread
power outages.
May 2
The nation celebrated the
death of Osama bin Laden,
who was slain in his luxury
hideout in Pakistan in a fire-
fight with American forces.
President Barak Obama stated
that no Americans had been
harmed in the operation.
May 5
The Lima Elks Lodge
54 awarded “Student of
the Year” honors to Dulton
Maquade Moore for the
2010-2011 school year. He is
the son of Steve and Lesley
944 E. Fifth St.
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Obituaries 2
State/Local 3
Politics 4
Community 5
Sports 6-7
Farm 8
Classifieds 9
TV 10
World News 12
Seventy per-
cent chance
of rain Friday
with high
in mid 40s.
See page 2.
File photos
Three new monuments were added to Delphos Veterans Memorial Park at Fifth and
Main streets. Markers representing the Persian Gulf, Afghanistan and Iraq wars were
placed just north of the stage and granite podium.
See WRAPUP, page 12
Hundreds of children enjoyed the Delphos Optimist Easter Egg Hunt at Waterworks
Park the Saturday prior to Easter. The Optimists stuffed thousands of eggs with jelly
beans and some with special slips of paper for additional prizes.
Poll: In 2012, it can
only get better
The Associated Press
Americans are hopeful for
what 2012 will bring for their
families and the country,
according to a new Associated
Press-GfK poll, though most
say 2011 was a year they
would rather forget.
Nearly seven in 10 say the
year gone by was a bad one,
more than double those who
consider it a success, accord-
ing to the poll. But 62 per-
cent are optimistic about what
2012 will bring for the nation,
and more, 78 percent, are
hopeful about the year their
family will have in 2012.
Jeff Wolfe, 33, of
Farmington, W.Va., said 2011
treated him well because he
was able to find steady work
as a lineman. But for the rest
of the nation, things were
“pretty rough,” with so many
Americans looking for jobs,
he noted.
“For the first time since
2009, I worked all year,” he
said. Wolfe said he lost work
in 2008 and again in 2010.
But in 2011, the father of two
school-age children said he
was able to catch up on bills,
buy his wife a new car and
renovate his home.
Overall, the poll found
68 percent of Americans
described 2011 as a bad year,
Eickholt pleased with
work done on council
DELPHOS — After sev-
eral years serving local resi-
dents as an elect-
ed official, Dave
Eickholt, 62, has
left city council to
spend more time
with his family.
“I served for
eight years, starting
in 2004. It was good
and I enjoyed it. If I
had any complaints,
it would be that I
wasn’t contacted
enough by the general public.
That would have made my job
easier because it tells you what
the people are thinking,” he
said. “You’d talk to some peo-
ple but you would just talk to a
small group at times. If I’d go
out for coffee in the morning,
I’d talk to people but if people
would contact you, that would
be nice.”
Looking back, he says
council’s greatest achieve-
ment in recent years is the
reservoir and water treatment
“The best thing
we did was the
water. Now, we
have decent drink-
ing water compared
to what we did
have,” he said.
He remembers
getting involved
in city leadership
because of cable
television. Nearby
Gomer gets several Ohio
stations provided by Time-
Warner Cable but Delphos
customers are not permit-
ted to see those Columbus,
Dayton and Toledo stations.
“I ran because I was com-
plaining about our cablevi-
Nancy Spencer photo
ODOT updates signage
Ohio Department of Transportation workers were in
Delphos Wednesday upgrading highway signage on West
Fifth Street. Above: Ted Cory, left, and Glenn Wirth
remove a post no longer needed because signs are now on
a telephone pole at the Miami-Erie Canal.
See EICKHOLT, page 12
See POLL, page 12
City to pick up
Christmas trees
The City of Delphos
will pick up live Christmas
trees next week.
Residents can place
them at the street on
Wednesday, Thursday
and Friday.
Stadium Club
sets work day
The Delphos Stadium
Club plans to end 2011 by
beginning the final phase of
the football stadium project.
Club members and vol-
unteers will tear down the
fence at the east end of
the football field begin-
ning at 8 a.m. Saturday.
Workers should bring
gloves, bolt nippers,
wire cutters, heavy duty
wire nippers and/or bolt
clippers if available.
This preliminary step
will make way for foot-
ers to be poured and rock
columns to be constructed
in preparation for instal-
lation of wrought iron
fencing in the spring.
Eagles to host
blood drive Jan. 12
The American Red
Cross will hold a blood
drive from 10:30 a.m. to
4:30 p.m. Jan. 12 at the
Delphos Eagles Lodge.
Donors should be 17
years of age, weigh at least
110 pounds and be in gen-
eral good health. A photo
ID is needed to donate.
Successful donors will
be entered into a drawing
for a $1,000 Visa gift card.
Call 1-800-RED CROSS
or visit redcrossblood.org to
schedule an appointment.
All alumni and cur-
rent Lincolnview Lancer
cheerleaders are invited
to perform a short rou-
tine at the Lancer Alumni
Game on Feb. 27.
Practice will be held 11
a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 14.
Alumni shirts are $10
and can be ordered by
Jan. 7 by calling Danielle
Reynolds at 419-203-5712
or Ty Coil at 419-203-9922.
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Delphos weather
High temperature
Wednesday in Delphos was
33 degrees, low was 26. High
a year ago today was 36, low
was 18. Record high for today
is 61, set in 1984. Record low
is -8, set in 1983.
Associated Press
TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy
through midnight then cloudy
with a 40 percent chance of
rain after midnight. Lows in
the mid 30s. Southwest winds
5 to 15 mph.
FRIDAY: Rain like-
ly. Highs in the mid 40s.
Southwest winds 10 to 15
mph with gusts up to 25 mph.
Chance of rain 70 percent.
with a 40 percent chance of
rain and snow through mid-
night, then mostly cloudy
after midnight. Lows in the
lower 30s. West winds 5 to
15 mph.
cloudy in the morning then
becoming mostly sunny. Highs
in the mid 40s. Southwest
winds 5 to 15 mph.
Partly cloudy with a 20 per-
cent chance of rain. Lows in
the upper 30s.
Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain
showers in the morning, then
slight chance of rain and snow
in the afternoon through early
evening. Windy. Highs in the
lower 40s. Chance of measur-
able precipitation 30 percent.
with a 50 percent chance of
snow showers. Lows in the
mid 20s.
small plane flying with an
engine compartment door
open crashed Wednesday,
injuring four people, authori-
ties said.
The single-engine Piper
28 went down Wednesday
afternoon near Lebanon, 30
miles north of Cincinnati, the
State Highway Patrol said.
Patrol Lt. Mike Sanders
said the pilot had noticed the
engine compartment door
was open and was circling
back to land when he “lost
control,” The Dayton Daily
News reported.
Sanders said it was unclear
what caused the pilot to lose
control but the plane clipped
a tree and power lines and
flipped onto its top, knock-
ing out power to two nearby
All of the plane’s occu-
pants were from Colorado,
The Daily News said. The
newspaper identified them
as 30-year-old Katherine
Bowles, who was seriously
hurt and was flown to a hospi-
tal by helicopter; her husband,
32-year-old Zeb Bowles,
the pilot; and his brothers,
22-year-old Wilson Bowles
and 30-year-old Zachary
Bowles. The brothers suf-
fered minor injuries and were
treated at a hospital.
A fire at the crash scene
was extinguished, and there
were no reports of injuries to
anyone on the ground, dis-
patchers said.
The plane had taken off
from the nearby Lebanon-
Warren County Airport,
and the pilot was trying
to return when the crash
occurred, Federal Aviation
Administration spokeswoman
Elizabeth Isham Cory said.
The FAA was investigating.
Small plane with door open crashes in Ohio; 4 hurt
American Township and
Delphos Fire and Rescue
and the Ohio State Highway
Patrol were called to the scene
of a one-car crash Friday.
At approximately 7:55
p.m., Rana L. Yonker of
Delphos ran off the right side
of Lincoln Highway east of
Huffer Road, according to
an OSHP representative. She
said Yonker over-corrected,
came back onto the road and
ran off the right side of the
road, striking a drainage pipe
and a tree.
Yonker was extricated
through mechanical means
and transported to St. Rita’s
Medical Center, where she is
listed in good condition. She
was not wearing a seat belt.
Yonker was cited with
failure to maintain control.
Delphos woman injured
in one-vehicle crash
Wacon Daniel
Cottingham III
Wacon Daniel Cottingham
III, 49, of Delphos and for-
merly of Kernersville, N.C.,
died unexpectedly Saturday at
his home in Delphos.
He is the son of Wacon
Daniel “Dan” and Margaret
Jean (Oswald) Cottingham III,
who survive in Kernersville.
Survivors also include
his longtime love of his life,
Connie Wilt of Delphos; a son,
Clifton “Cliff” Daniel (Brandi)
Cottingham of Kernersville;
a granddaughter, McKenzie
Cottingham of Kernersville;
sisters, Suzanne (Lonnie)
Stomean of Kernersville and
Jennifer (Tony) Ayers of
Winston-Salem, N.C.; niece
Jordan Stomean; grandmoth-
er Dorothy Oswald of West
Palm Beach, Fla.; and numer-
ous cousins, aunts, uncles and
extended family.
He was preceded in death
by a niece, Amanda Dawn
Marion; paternal grandparents
Ethel and Pierce Hyman; and
maternal grandfather Franklin
Mr. Cottingham was a
member of the International
Brotherhood of Electrical
Workers Union and had
worked for a number of years
in several states. He was also
a member of the Spencerville
American Legion Post. He
enjoyed gardening, cooking,
fishing, collecting antiques
and recently, restoring go-
karts had occupied his time.
He also collected M&Ms
Funeral services will
begin at 2 p.m. Friday at
Pierce-Jefferson Funeral
Home Chapel, Kernersville.
Burial will follow in Mt. Gur
Cemetery, Kernersville.
Friends may call from
12:30 p.m. until time of the
services on Friday.
In lieu of flowers, memo-
rials may be made to the
American Cancer Society or
American Heart Association.
Memorial services in
Delphos are pending.
Condolences may be
expressed at www.Pierce-
At 7:50 p.m. on Wednesday,
a female came to the police
department to report some-
one had broken into her van
the night prior. An unknown
suspect(s) apparently entered
her van and removed miscel-
laneous items.
Note: Over the past week,
residents have reported mul-
tiple occurrences of theft from
vehicles in the southeast cor-
ner of town. More specifically
the “square” that involves
Pierce Street, Adams Street,
Euclid Street and Harmon
The Associated Press
Bambi, Forrest Gump and
Hannibal Lecter have at least
one thing in common: Their
cinematic adventures were
chosen by the Library of
Congress to be preserved in
the world’s largest archive of
film, TV and sound record-
“The Silence of the
Lambs” (1991), a harrowing
psychological thriller about
the cannibalistic serial killer
Lecter, and “Forrest Gump”
(1994), starring Tom Hanks
as the guileless hero who
thinks “life is like a box of
chocolates,” were critical and
commercial successes that
won the Academy Award
for Best Picture. The animat-
ed Disney classic “Bambi”
is among the most beloved
movies ever made.
A majority of the 25 titles
chosen this year for inclusion
in the National Film Registry
are lesser-known — including
silent films, documentaries,
avant-garde cinema and even
home movies. The Library
of Congress announced the
selections Tuesday.
The registry began in 1989
under an act of Congress and
now includes 575 films. Its
aim is not to identify the
best movies ever made but to
preserve films with artistic,
cultural or historical signifi-
cance. Previous titles cho-
sen range from “The Birth
of a Nation” to “National
Lampoon’s Animal House.”
“Forrest Gump” has its
critical detractors but was
praised for its technical
achievements, including the
seamless incorporation of the
title character into historical
More than 2,200 films
were nominated for the reg-
istry this year. The National
Film Preservation Board
pares them down before
Librarian of Congress James
H. Billington makes the final
“Each year, we do try to
pick one of the titles that the
public nominated the most,
and ‘Forrest Gump’ was way
up there on that list,” said
Stephen Leggett, program
coordinator for the National
Film Preservation Board.
“Everything on the list is sub-
ject to dissenting opinion.”
Staffers at the Library
of Congress Packard
Campus for Audio Visual
Conservation in Culpeper,
Va., work to ensure that each
title is preserved for future
generations, packing away
original negatives or unre-
leased prints into the facil-
ity’s massive vault and col-
laborating with other preser-
vationists, movie studios and
independent filmmakers.
“These films are selected
because of their enduring sig-
nificance to American cul-
ture,” Billington said in a
statement. “Our film heritage
must be protected because
these cinematic treasures
document our history and
culture and reflect our hopes
and dreams.”
(AP) — After a turbulent 2011,
the 17 countries that use the
euro will be quickly confront-
ed in the new year with major
hurdles to solving their gov-
ernment debt crisis, just as the
eurozone economy is expected
to sink back into recession.
With government financ-
es under pressure as growth
wanes, the eurozone will find
it even more difficult to shore
up shaky banks and reduce
the high borrowing costs that
threaten Italy and Spain with
financial ruin.
As early as the second full
week of January, bond auc-
tions in which Italy and Spain
need to borrow big chunks of
cash will start showing whether
the eurozone is finally getting a
grip on the 2-year-old crisis
that has seen Greece, Ireland
and Portugal bailed out.
If the auctions go well and
borrowing costs ease, the crisis
will ease, lending support for
the EU strategy of getting gov-
ernments to embark on often-
savage austerity measures to
reduce deficits, along with
massive support for the bank-
ing system from the European
Central Bank.
High rates, on the other
hand, would feed fears of a
government debt default that
could cripple banks, sink the
economy and, in the extreme
case, destroy the 17-member
currency union.
Key events early in the New
— Italy and Spain will seek
to borrow heavily in the first
quarter at affordable interest
costs, starting the second week
in January.
— The slowing eurozone
economy may slip into or
already be in recession, lower-
ing tax revenue and increasing
government budget deficits.
— Bailed-out Greece must
agree with creditors on a debt
writedown that will cut the
value of their holdings by 50
percent in an effort to start put-
ting the bankrupt country back
on its feet.
The task is for the major
players — eurozone govern-
ments, the European Union’s
executive Commission and the
European Central Bank — to
convince financial markets that
troubled governments can pay
their heavy debts and therefore
deserve to borrow at affordable
interest costs.
Default fears have driven up
bond market interest rates and
made it more and more expen-
sive for indebted governments
to borrow to pay off matur-
ing bonds. That vicious cycle
forced Greece, Ireland and
Portugal to seek bailout loans
from the other eurozone gov-
ernments and the International
Monetary Fund.
A key stress point will be
whether Italy can continue to
raise money in the markets at
affordable rates.
In the first quarter, it has to
step up its borrowing to pay off
(euro) 72 billion ($94 billion)
in bond redemptions and inter-
est payments. Spain, which is
expected to sell up to (euro)
25 billion ($33 billion) in new
debt, starts a heavy period of
auctions on Jan. 12, and Italy
begins on Jan. 13.
Overall, Italy has more than
(euro) 300 billion ($392 bil-
lion) in debt maturing in 2012.
“If Italy manages to auc-
tion this debt successfully,
then the debt crisis will take a
step back from the cliff edge,”
said analyst Jane Foley at
Rabobank. “If it doesn’t, it
could go over the cliff edge.
At the end of the day, what-
ever the nuances and hours
of discussion that have gone
on about the sovereign debt
crisis, it boils down to whether
a sovereign can sell its debt in
the open market.”
If Italy fails to borrow at
affordable rates, the options
are few and unattractive. The
eurozone’s (euro) 500 bil-
lion ($653 billion) in bail-
out funds — already partly
committed to earlier bailouts
— would struggle to cover
Italy’s financing needs, even
if additional help can be found
from the IMF. A bigger solu-
tion — commonly guaranteed
eurobonds — faces German
resistance and would take
time to implement.
At 12:26 p.m. on
Wednesday, an officer was
called to a residence in the 700
block of East Fourth Street
regarding a theft complaint.
The female complainant
stated a male friend had spent
the night and when the male
left on Wednesday morning,
she noticed money missing
from her purse.
The male is known to offi-
cers and the case is being fol-
lowed up on.
At 6:37 p.m. on Wednesday,
police were called to the
Dollar General Store on Elida
Road in regards to a shoplift-
ing complaint.
Store employees report that
a male was seen on video
stealing a small item. Police
are reviewing the video to
determine the identity of the
Items taken
from van
Forrest Gump, Hannibal Lecter join film registry
Eurozone faces tough
hurdles early in 2012
Resident says
overnight guest
stole money
Police reviewing
tapes to ID
By The Associated Press
Today is Thursday, Dec. 29,
the 363rd day of 2011. There are
two days left in the year.
Today’s Highlight in
On Dec. 29, 1851, the
first Young Men’s Christian
Association (YMCA) in the
United States was founded in
On this date:
In 1808, the 17th president
of the United States, Andrew
Johnson, was born in Raleigh,
In 1845, Texas was admitted
as the 28th state.
In 1890, the Wounded Knee
massacre took place in South
Dakota as an estimated 300
Sioux Indians were killed by
U.S. troops sent to disarm them.
In 1940, during World War
II, Germany dropped incendi-
ary bombs on London, setting
off what came to be known
as “The Second Great Fire of
In 1975, a bomb exploded
in the main terminal of New
York’s LaGuardia Airport, kill-
ing 11 people.
Ten years ago: A fire
sparked by a fireworks explo-
sion in downtown Lima, Peru,
killed at least 290 people.
Five years ago: Word
reached the United States of the
execution of former Iraqi leader
Saddam Hussein (because of
the time difference, it was the
morning of Dec. 30 in Iraq when
the hanging took place). In a
statement, President George W.
Bush called Saddam’s execu-
tion a milestone on Iraq’s road
to democracy.
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E - The Environmental
Dear EarthTalk: What
do I need to know about the
new U.S. energy efficiency
standards for light bulbs
that take effect in January
2012? Will certain bulbs
be unavailable? And am I
supposed to switch out my
older inefficient bulbs with
newer efficient ones?
— Melissa McCarthy,
Aptos, CA
Indeed, January 2012
marks the beginning of a
planned phase-out of inef-
ficient light bulbs in the
United States that was signed
into law five years ago by
President George W. Bush.
It was designed to reduce
energy usage nationally
from lighting by some 30
percent overall within three
years. The benefits of the
phase-out will be a savings
of between $100 and $200
annually on electric bills in
each American household—a
total energy savings equiva-
lent to the output of 30 large
power plants—and reductions
in global warming-inducing
carbon pollution equivalent
to taking 17 million cars off
the road.
The first bulbs to disap-
pear from store shelves are
conventional 100 watt incan-
descents, but consumers
can get compact fluorescent
(CFL) or light emitting diode
(LED) bulbs with similar
light output instead. There are
also some new more efficient
incandescent bulbs that made
the cut and will be available
as replacements for conven-
tional incandescents. In 2013,
conventional 75 watt incan-
descents will be phased out,
while conventional 60 and
40 watt bulbs will be phased
out in 2014. Given the great
alternatives available these
days, most consumers will
hardly notice any difference
except lower electric bills.
As for what consumers
should do to prepare them-
selves, the best advice is to
get educated about the dif-
ference between power use
and light output as we enter
the brave new world of more
efficient lighting. “Given
the range of efficiencies the
new bulbs provide, buying
a bulb solely on the amount
of power it uses no longer
makes sense and we’ll have
to shift to buying lumens,”
reports Noah Horowitz of the
Natural Resource Defense
Council. “For example, a
typical 60 watt light bulb
produces around 800 lumens.
The CFL that produces 800
lumens only uses 15 watts.”
He adds that bulb packages
will likely contain claims like
“as bright as a 60 watt bulb”
or “15W = 60W” to help con-
sumers make the transition.
Horowitz adds that con-
sumers looking to replace
their old incandescents with
new more efficient variet-
ies should look for CFLs
or LEDs marked as “warm
white,” since the quality of
light they give off will be
most similar to that given off
by old-school incandescents.
“Those marketed as ‘cool
white’ or ‘day light’ have
much different light color,
which only a small minority
of consumers prefer,” says
Also, Horowitz warns that
most CFLs are not dimmable
and “may fail prematurely
if installed in a dimming
circuit.” So if your space
features light sockets with
dimming capability the best
bet would be LED bulbs or
newer more efficient incan-
descents. Specially marked
dimmable CFL bulbs are also
an option but at present are
less commonly available.
As for whether to switch
out your older incandescents
with newer more efficient
bulbs, the answer is maybe.
According to Earth911, the
leading source of information
of how and where to recycle
anything, consumers should
consider the waste they will
create by throwing out work-
ing albeit aging light bulbs.
“If they aren’t spent, don’t
trash them,” reports Earth911,
adding that they can be used
until they burn out—at which
point more efficient bulbs
can go in. Those who want
to start saving energy now
might consider donating
older bulbs to local charities.
Meanwhile, spent bulbs can
be recycled. Earth911’s web
site can help find locations
near you where old bulbs can
be dropped off.

Dear EarthTalk: I always
hear about hair products
and sprays that claim to be
natural and organic based.
What are some hair prod-
ucts that can be purchased
that are legit and cause no
harm to the environment?
— Penny Siegel,
Milwaukee, WI
Many common hair care
products, including sham-
poos, conditioners and hair
sprays, can pose health haz-
ards. Most of the shampoos
for sale on supermarket
and drugstore shelves use a
chemical called sodium lau-
reth sulfate (or one of its
derivatives), a foamy de-
greaser that can cause fol-
licle, skin and eye irritation,
and which has been linked to
some cancers when combined
with other common shampoo
Meanwhile, mass-market
conditioners typically rely
on so-called quaternary com-
pounds to produce thicker,
silkier and tangle-free hair,
but these chemicals can also
irritate the skin and eyes and
likewise have been linked to
cancer. As for hair spray and
other styling products, most
work by coating the hair with
polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP),
a plastic polymer that has
been dissolved in solvents to
keep it flexible. Environment
Canada, Canada’s counterpart
to the U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency, classifies
PVP as a medium health pri-
ority, although phthalates, tri-
ethanolamine, parabens and
other hair spray ingredients
may be more harmful, having
been linked to respiratory,
immune and endocrine prob-
lems as well as cancer.
Luckily for those who
spend a lot of time and
money getting their hair to
look, smell and feel just right,
a wide range of greener,
healthier hair care products
has emerged in recent years.
Aveda has been a pioneer
in the industry ever since
Horst Rechelbacher launched
the company in 1978 after
visiting India and witnessing
the healing powers of Hindu
medicine and aroma. Today
the company offers seven
hair product lines tailored to
different hair types, with the
majority of the ingredients
derived from plants, non-
petroleum minerals or other
natural sources. Furthermore,
upwards of 89 percent of the
essential oils and raw herbal
ingredients Aveda uses in its
hair cars products are sourced
from certified organic pro-
There are hundreds of
other companies, too, that
sell natural hair products. A
great place to look is at the
GoodGuide, a website that
rates 145,000 foods, toys,
personal care and household
products according to health,
environmental and social
responsibility standards. Top-
rated shampoos listed there
include Burt’s Bees Rosemary
Mint Shampoo Bar, Aura
Cacia Kids Shampoo and
Aubrey Organics Men’s Stock
Ginseng Biotin Shampoo.
GoodGuide’s top perform-
ing conditioners include Dr.
Bronner’s Hair Conditioning
Rinse, Burt’s Bees Herbal
Blemish Stick with Tea Tree
Leaf Oil, KMS Haircare
Liquid Assets and Nurture My
Body Conditioner. As for styl-
ing, GoodGuide likes any of
the varieties of Dr. Bronner’s
Hair Conditioner and Style
Cream as well as L’Oreal’s
Elnett Extra Strong Hold.
Another source for cred-
ible hair care products rec-
ommendations is the Guide
to Less Toxic Products, a
free online resource produced
by the Environmental Health
Association of Nova Scotia.
The guide lists 25 shampoos,
22 conditioners and 18 hair
styling products that meet
its stringent ingredient stan-
dards. Also check out the
Environmental Working
Group’s Skin Deep cosmet-
ics database, which provides
detailed ingredient informa-
tion and safety assessments
for 70,000 personal care prod-
ucts, including hundreds of
shampoos, conditioners and
hair styling formulations.
EarthTalk® is written
and edited by Roddy Scheer
and Doug Moss and is a
registered trademark of E -
The Environmental Magazine
(www.emagazine.com). Send
questions to: earthtalk@
January 2012 marks the beginning of the end for incandescent light bulbs, which
will be gone completely (except for some new more energy-efficient varieties) from store
shelves by 2014. They will be replaced by compact fluorescent (CFL) and light emitting
diode (LED) bulbs with similar light output.
iStock/Thinkstock photo
Police say 2,000 toys were
stolen during a Christmas
weekend break-in at a Toys
for Tots warehouse in the
Cincinnati area.
Investigators in the com-
munity of St. Bernard say a
window was smashed to gain
entry to the building. The
items taken included board
games, dolls and Coca-Cola
logo items, as well as a laptop,
microwave oven and small
refrigerator belonging to U.S.
Marines. Toys for Tots is
run nationally by the Marine
Corps Reserve.
The Cincinnati Enquirer
reports police are examin-
ing fingerprints and DNA
evidence collected from the
scene. They’re also checking
to see if any local businesses
have surveillance video that
may show the burglar or bur-
2K toys taken in
Christmas week-
end burglary
Tenants get time
to leave mall
ordered closed
Judge holds
hearing on al-
leged ‘pill mill’
Shopkeepers have been given
more than a week to move out
of an Ohio mall where inspec-
tors found mold and the roof
caving in.
A Wood County judge
issued an order on Wednesday
barring the public from going
inside Woodville Mall, near
Toledo. But The Blade reports
the judge said tenants could
have until Jan. 6 to remove
their merchandise and equip-
The same judge ordered the
mall closed about a week and
a-half before Christmas. City
and county inspectors said the
42-year-old shopping center
was a safety hazard.
The New York real estate
investor who owns the prop-
erty has said he can’t afford to
fix what’s wrong.
Two large anchor stores
attached to the mall have been
allowed to remain open.
A southern Ohio judge has
ordered the continued closure
of a medical clinic described
by authorities as little more
than a drug house.
Greater Medical Advance
in Wheelersburg was tem-
porarily closed last week by
a Scioto County judge. The
facility’s operator and clinic’s
doctor face charges of corrupt
activity and drug trafficking.
A different county judge
on Wednesday ordered the
facility to remain closed for
The facility was the last
so-called ‘pill mill’ in Scioto
County, where tens of thou-
sands of painkillers were
allegedly prescribed or dis-
pensed to almost anyone who
walked through its doors.
The owners of the building
where the clinic was located
denied any knowledge of ille-
gal activity. Their attorney
says they voluntarily agreed
to the space remaining closed
Shop Herald
Classifieds for
Great Deals
“Sin cannot be undone, only forgiven.”
— Igor Stravinsky, Russian-born composer (1882-1971)
4 — The Herald Thursday, December 29, 2011
Moderately confused
One Year Ago
• After serving eight years on the Van Wert County
Commission and another nine years as county treasurer,
Harold Merkle is stepping out of county government. Merkle
was honored Tuesday with a reception at the commissioner’s
meeting room, giving well-wishers a chance to congratulate
him on his retirement.
25 Years Ago — 1986
• Northwestern Business College-Technical Center
acknowledges its director’s list for the fall quarter 1986.
Among those receiving a 4.0 average was Mike John Ridinger
of Columbus Grove. Receiving 3.5 or better were: Shelly Renee
Blankemeyer, Timothy Edward Geise, Carla M. Wannemacher
and Triceine Marie Gilbert, all of Delphos; Jeffrey Allen
Gudakunst of Cloverdale; Thomas Virgil Hageman, Ann
Christine Laudick, Lynn Ann Scheckelhoff, and Gina Jill
Schnipke, all of Ottawa; and Lisa Renee Wright of Columbus
• When you have a player six inches taller than the tallest
opponent it’s only natural to try to get him the ball as much
as possible. That’s what Spencerville did Saturday night as
6-foot-8 senior center Chad Fast scored half the team’s points
in a 66-51 win over Bluffton in the championship game of the
WDOH holiday tournament.
• Jefferson girls led Antwerp through three quarters Saturday
but came up short in the end 47-45. The Wildcats got the bulk
of their scoring from the outside. Dawn Stocklin hit for 20 and
Angie Lindeman put in 18.
50 Years Ago — 1961
• Delphos Do-Pass-O’s square dancing group is sponsoring
a dance Saturday evening in the K of P hall on West Second
Street. Mel Hall of Lima will be caller. Committee members
for the affair are Mr. and Mrs. Don VonLehmden, Mr. and
Mrs. Art Grone and Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Stepleton.
• A regular session of the FOE Auxiliary was held Tuesday
evening in their meeting hall. Communications and season’s
greeting were read and drawings were: hot seat, Maida
Moorman; door award, Isabel Schimmoeller; special award,
Juanita Rex, Sharon Fischbach and Isabel Schimmoeller.
• The annual Christmas party for the Junior Catholic
Daughters of America was held in the Little Theater of St.
John’s school recently. In the contests held prizes were award-
ed to the following girls who sold the most Christmas cards in
their respective troops: Sandra Grubenhoff, Barbara Metzner,
Jo Ann Kundert, Phyllis Calvelage, Mary Jane Pohl and Ann
75 Years Ago — 1936
• A change is being effected in the location of the City
Feed and Seed Store. Extensive improvements are being made
at the new location, the Fortener property at the corner of
Douglas and Second streets. The J. J. Kissell & Son poultry
concern was previously located in the Fortener property. The
City Feed and Seed Store is managed by Vincent Odenweller
of Ottoville.
• The final arrangements for the Eagles New Year’s Eve
party and dance were made Monday night at the regular
meeting of the Delphos Aerie, Fraternal Order of Eagles. The
annual ‘coon supper was served after the meeting. The menu
included roast ‘coon, dressing, sweet potatoes and gravy. E. T.
McCabe served in the capacity of chief cook.
• Anthony “Red” Stepleton, son of Tillie Stepleton, East
Seventh Street, is a busy member of the Civilian Conservation
Corps, Company 550, stationed at Pass Creek, MacKay, Idaho,
according to a communication received from him. Stepleton
is the managing editor of the “Herald,” official camp news-
— Michele Bachmann’s
struggling presidential cam-
paign saw her Iowa chairman
defect Wednesday to rival Ron
Paul’s side, an embarrassing
blow that came as some called
for her to leave the race to free
up her supporters for other
Hours after appearing
with Bachmann at an event,
state Sen. Kent Sorenson
gave his endorsement to the
Texas congressman at a Des
Moines rally. Sorenson said
he resigned from Bachmann’s
campaign to back Paul, whom
he called the most conserva-
tive of the top-tier candidates.
Bachmann said Sorenson
made the jump after “he was
offered a large sum of money to
work for the Paul campaign.”
“Kent said to me yester-
day that ‘everyone sells out
in Iowa, why shouldn’t I,”’
Bachmann said in a written
statement. “Then he told me
he would stay with our cam-
paign. The Ron Paul campaign
has to answer for its actions.”
Paul campaign chairman
Jesse Benton said the campaign
was not paying Sorenson and
he was puzzled why Bachmann
would make such a claim against
an elected official popular with
Iowa conservatives.
“We’ve always known
Michele to be an honorable
person. She should stop slan-
dering an honorable Iowa state
senator,” Benton said.
Benton said Paul campaign
officials had been speaking
to Sorenson “in earnest” in
the last few days, and that he
had informed the campaign
Wednesday he was ready to
sign on.
Sorenson announced the
switch during a Paul veterans
rally in Des Moines. He didn’t
immediately return a phone
call from The Associated
Press to address Bachmann’s
charges that the move was
financially based.
“The fact is, there is a clear
top tier in the race for the
Republican nomination for
president, both here in Iowa
and nationally. Ron Paul is
easily the most conservative
of this group,” Sorenson said
in a statement. “The truth is,
it was an excruciatingly dif-
ficult decision for me to decide
between supporting Michele
Bachmann and Ron Paul at the
beginning of this campaign.”
Susan Geddes, a veteran
operative in conservative GOP
political circles who managed
Sorenson’s 2008 and 2010 leg-
islative races, said Sorenson
had told her several times, as
recently as last month, that the
Paul campaign had offered him
money to leave Bachmann’s
campaign for the Texas con-
Geddes said Sorenson
had damaged his political
future in Iowa by abandoning
Bachmann’s campaign less
than a week before the cau-
“He just committed politi-
cal suicide,” she said.
Bachmann has been on a
frantic 99-county push across
Iowa in an effort to recover
from the slide that followed
her Iowa straw poll victory in
August. Paul was a close sec-
ond in that contest.
Earlier in the day, two
influential pastors said they
wanted either her or for-
mer Pennsylvania Sen. Rick
Santorum to drop out of the
running to keep evangelical
voters from splitting their sup-
port. Bachmann insisted she
would see the Iowa caucus
campaign through.
Associated Press
Girls seeking abortions in
New Hampshire must first tell
their parents or a judge, some
employers in Alabama must
verify new workers’ U.S.
residency, and California stu-
dents will be the first in the
country to receive mandatory
lessons about the contribu-
tions of gays and lesbians
under state laws set to take
effect at the start of 2012.
Many laws reflect the
nation’s concerns over immi-
gration, the cost of govern-
ment and the best way to
protect and benefit young
people, including regulations
on sports concussions.
Alabama, with the coun-
try’s toughest immigration
law, is enacting a key provi-
sion requiring all employers
who do business with any
government entity to use
a federal system known as
E-Verify to check that all new
employees are in the country
Georgia is putting a similar
law into effect requiring any
business with 500 or more
employees to use E-Verify
to check the employment
eligibility of new hires. The
requirement is being phased
in, with all employers with
more than 10 employees to be
included by July 2013.
Supporters said they want-
ed to deter illegal immigrants
from coming to Georgia by
making it tougher for them to
work. Critics said that chang-
es to immigration law should
come at the federal level
and that portions of the law
already in effect are already
hurting Georgia.
“It is destroying Georgia’s
economy and destroying the
fabric of our social network in
South Georgia,” Paul Bridges,
mayor of the onion-farm-
ing town of Uvalda, said in
November. He is part of a law-
suit challenging the new law.
Tennessee will also require
businesses to ensure employ-
ees are legally authorized to
work in the U.S. but exempts
employers with five or fewer
workers and allows them to
keep a copy of the new hire’s
driver’s license instead of
using E-Verify.
A South Carolina law
would allow officials to yank
the operating licenses of busi-
nesses that don’t check new
hires’ legal status through
E-verify. A federal judge last
week blocked parts of the law
that would require police to
check immigration status of
criminal suspects or people
stopped for traffic violations
they think might be in the
country illegally, and that
would have made it a crime
for illegal immigrants to trans-
port or house themselves.
California is also address-
ing illegal immigration, but
with a bill that allows students
who entered the country ille-
gally to receive private finan-
cial aid at public colleges.
A California law will add
gays and lesbians and people
with disabilities to the list
of social and ethnic groups
whose contributions must be
taught in history lessons in
public schools. T
Opponents have filed five
potential initiatives to repeal
the requirement outright or let
parents remove their children
while gays’ contributions are
being taught.
Many laws aim to protect
young people. In Colorado,
coaches will be required to
bench players as young as 11
when they’re believed to have
suffered a head injury. The
young athletes will also need
medical clearance to return
to play.
The law also requires
coaches in public and private
schools and even volunteer
Little League and Pop Warner
football coaches to take free
annual online training to rec-
ognize the symptoms of a
concussion. At least a dozen
other states have enacted sim-
ilar laws with the support of
the National Football League.
People 18 and under in
Illinois will have to wear seat
belts while riding in taxis for
school-related purposes, and
Illinois school boards can now
suspend or expel students who
make explicit threats on web-
sites against other students or
school employees.
Florida will take control of
lunch and other school food
programs from the federal
government, allowing the state
to put more Florida-grown
fresh fruit and vegetables on
school menus. Agriculture
Commissioner Adam Putnam
says the change will help chil-
dren eat healthier.
Associated Press
SAN DIEGO — A federal
judge today ordered the U.S.
government to pay $17.8
million to a family that lost
four members when a Marine
Corps fighter jet crashed
into their San Diego home
in 2008.
U.S. District Judge Jeffrey
Miller’s ruling came after
a nonjury trial between the
Department of Justice and the
family, who sought $56 mil-
lion for emotional and mon-
etary loss.
Don Yoon lost his
36-year-old wife, Youngmi
Lee Yoon; his 15-month-old
daughter, Grace; his 2-month-
old daughter, Rachel; and his
59-year-old mother-in-law,
Seokim Kim Lee, who was
visiting from Korea to help
her eldest daughter take care
of their children.
Yoon said in a statement
that Miller’s ruling was
“thoughtful, reasoned and
just.” Yoon broke down cry-
ing throughout his testimony,
which came three years to the
day when he buried his wife
and baby girls in the same
casket. He told the judge he
only looks forward to the day
when he can join them.
“Our family is relieved
this part of the process is
over, but no sum of money
will ever make up for the loss
of our loved ones,” he said.
The Marine Corps has said
the plane suffered a mechani-
cal failure but a series of bad
decisions led the pilot — a
student — to bypass a poten-
tially safe landing at a coastal
Navy base after his engine
failed on Dec. 8, 2008. The
pilot ejected and told investi-
gators he screamed in horror
as he watched the jet plow
into the neighborhood, incin-
erating two homes.
The case was unique in
that the government admit-
ted liability but disputed how
much should be paid to Yoon
and his extended family.
Government lawyers had put
economic losses at about $1
million but left it up to Miller
to decide how much should
be paid for the loss of love
and companionship.
Department of Justice
officials declined to comment
During the trial, govern-
ment attorneys offered their
condolences to the family but
questioned how much they
depended on each other. The
law does not allow victims
to be compensated for grief,
suffering or punitive dam-
The judge said the deaths
of the two girls deprived Yoon
of “the comfort, companion-
ship, society and love a young
child is capable of providing
to a new parent and, then, in
later life. By all accounts, the
Yoon girls would have been
raised with traditional cultural
and family values emphasiz-
ing love and devotion to par-
ents and family.”
He ordered Yoon to be
awarded about $9.6 mil-
lion, and his father-in-law,
Sanghyun Lee, to be given
about $3.7 million. Miller
said $1.5 million should go
to each of Lee’s three adult
children for the loss of their
mother, Seokim Kim Lee.
In his written ruling, Miller
called Seokim Kim Lee an
“extraordinary woman whose
profound and loving influ-
ence greatly molded, directly
or indirectly, virtually every
plaintiff in this case,” after
hearing the testimonies of her
husband and children, who
flew in from Korea to testify.
“And it’s that remarkable
influence which informs and
helps to measure what fair
and reasonable compensation
should be awarded in this
case,” Miller wrote.
During the trial, the fam-
ily’s attorney, Brian Panish,
showed photographs and
videos depicting a close-knit
farming family whose lives
were shattered on two conti-
nents by the crash. Youngmi
Lee came to the United States
in 2004 to marry Yoon.
Associated Press
Iowa’s GOP presidential con-
test remains deeply unsettled,
if not downright strange, five
days before the Jan. 3 caucus.
Rep. Ron Paul, drawing
big crowds, got a surprise
endorsement today from Rep.
Michele Bachmann’s now-
former state chairman.
Former Sen. Rick
Santorum, who has languished
for months, suddenly seems
to have momentum, just as
former House Speaker Newt
Gingrich may be losing his.
And Mitt Romney, the for-
mer Massachusetts governor
who began the campaign by
de-emphasizing Iowa, might
be poised to finish on top,
according to some new polls.
Romney is making an
unabashed push in Iowa. His
rivals are scrambling to deny
him huge momentum heading
into the Jan. 10 primary in New
Hampshire, his second home.
Paul, the 76-year-old lib-
ertarian-leaning Texan, drew
about 500 people at the Iowa
State fairgrounds in Ames
late today. A group of Occupy
activists tried to interrupt the
rally, but that wasn’t the main
State Sen. Kent Sorenson,
who had campaigned a few
hours earlier with Bachmann
as a state chairman of her bid,
announced he would support
Paul instead.
Paul’s anti-government
appeal appears to tap into the
desire of a frustrated elector-
ate for profound change in
an era of high unemployment
and an economy that has only
slowly recovered from the
“In the last couple of
weeks I fell into Ron Paul’s
camp,” said Bob Colby of
Newton, who spent 21 years
in the military and is a former
employee of a now-shuttered
Maytag plant in town.
Paul, who is airing TV ads
hitting Romney and Gingrich,
planned a town hall meeting
today in Perry, Iowa, plus
stops in Atlantic and Council
There were other odd cam-
paign notes today.
Two politically active pas-
tors in Iowa’s robust evan-
gelical conservative move-
ment disclosed an effort to
persuade either Santorum
or Bachmann to quit the
race and endorse the other.
“Otherwise, like-minded peo-
ple will be divided and water
down their impact,” said Rev.
Cary Gordon, a Sioux City
minister and a leader among
Iowa’s social conservatives.
Neither candidate appeared
Meanwhile, a more confi-
dent Romney scheduled stops
today in Cedar Falls, Mason
City and Ames. He has air
support: TV ads say he has the
best chance to beat President
Barack Obama in November.
Asked today about the
prospects for back-to-
back victories in Iowa and
New Hampshire, Romney
demurred. “I can’t possibly
allow myself to think in such
optimistic terms,” he said. “I
just have to put my head down
and battle as best I can.”
Santorum seems to be gain-
ing steam, according to Time-
CNN survey and some pri-
vate polls. “We’re very, very
happy with the new numbers,”
he told reporters in Dubuque.
Acknowledging widespread
voter anger in an age of high
unemployment, Santorum told
an audience: “If you want
to stick it to the man, don’t
vote for Ron Paul. That’s not
sticking it to anybody but the
Republican Party.”
Immigration changes
among new laws in 2012
Gov’t to pay family $17.8M for military jet crash
Odd notes, mad-dash trips mark Iowa closing sprint
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Thursday, December 29, 2011 The Herald – 5
Happy Birthday
Clark Mansion
Van Wert
5-7 p.m. — The Interfaith
Thrift Shop is open for shop-
7:30 a.m. — Delphos
Optimist Club, A&W Drive-
In, 924 E. Fifth St.
11:30 a.m. — Mealsite
at Delphos Senior Citizen
Center, 301 Suthoff Street.
1-4 p.m. — Interfaith Thrift
Store is open for shopping.
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. — The Delphos
Canal Commission Museum,
241 N. Main St., is open.
DEC. 30
Anthony Bonifas
Damian Conley
Linda Wallace
Michele Strayer
Mary Lou Luersman
Sauerkraut and Sausage
32 ounces of sauerkraut,
drained and rinsed with water
2 cups water or pork broth
4 to 5 tablespoons brown sugar
8 pork sausages or smoked
sausage or hot dogs
Combine all in a casserole dish
or a small roaster. Bake at 350
degrees for 1 hour and 15 min-
On New Year’s, many people will “eat for luck” — they
plan to eat special foods that, by tradition, are supposed to
bring them good luck. Fish is considered good luck and
moving forward into the New Year since fish swim forward.
Thought to resemble coins, lentils are eaten throughout
Italy for good fortune in the New Year. Cabbage is associ-
ated with luck and fortune since it is green and resembles
money. For people of several nationalities, ham or pork is
the luckiest thing to eat on New Year’s Day. A common
good luck food in the southern United States, black-eyed
peas are thought to bring prosperity. In many Asian coun-
tries, long noodles are eaten on New Year’s Day in order
to bring a long life. One catch: You can’t break the noodle
before it is all in your mouth. Finally, Spain has an inter-
esting custom. As the clock strikes midnight and the New
Year begins, people may follow the custom of eating 12
grapes or raisins to bring them luck for all 12 months of
the coming year. I will combine my pork with sauerkraut to
guarantee luck and prosperity for the coming year.
May everyone have a Happy New Year!
DEC. 29-31
THURSDAY: Sue Vasquez, Mary Lou Wrocklage, Lorene
Jettinghoff, Ruth Pohlman, Barb Nienberg and Mary Lou
FRIDAY: Judy Kundert, Ruth Calvelage, Diane Mueller
and Gwen Rohrbacher.
1-4 p.m. Friday; and 9 a.m.- noon Saturday.
To volunteer, contact Catharine Gerdemann, 419-695-8440;
Alice Heidenescher, 419-692-5362; Linda Bockey 419-692-
7145; or Lorene Jettinghoff, 419-692-7331.
If help is needed, contact the Thrift Shop at 419-692-2942
between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. and leave a message.
MONDAY: Sub sand-
wich with lettuce and tomato,
macaroni salad, fruit, coffee
and 2% milk.
TUESDAY: Roast beef,
mashed potatoes, cauliflower
augratin, dinner, margarine,
blushing pears, coffee and
2% milk.
soup with crackers, chicken
salad sandwich, cookie, apri-
cots, coffee and 2% milk.
THURSDAY: Spaghetti,
mixed Italian vegetables,
garlic bread, lemon cake,
coffee and 2% milk.
FRIDAY: Crumb-topped
fish with tartar sauce, red-
skin potatoes, cole slaw,
Mandarin oranges, coffee
and 2% milk.
If you want to see your kids read more,
let them
see YOU
read more.
Look to the Delphos Herald for all the latest in
6 – The Herald Thursday, December 29, 2011
St. John’s junior Ryan Buescher drives to the basket
against Crestview senior Matt Holden during non-league
boys action Wednesday at Etzler Gymnasium. Despite
Buescher’s double-double (13 markers, 14 boards), the
host Knights posted a 4-point victory.
Tina Eley photo
though Crestview shot 50
percent from the field (21-of-
42) Wednesday night, it still
came down to the defense the
Knights put on St. John’s.
That was a big part of their
54-50 basketball triumph
over their non-league bas-
ketball archrival at the Ray
Etzler Gymnasium inside
The Castle of Crestview High
The game was postponed
from Dec. 9 due to the Blue
Jays’ (3-2) run to the football
state semifinals.
The hosts (6-1) forced 17
turnovers to committing only
10 for themselves.
“We told the kids that
this would be the best defen-
sive team we had yet faced
this year. Those kids are so
well-prepared and smart,” St.
John’s coach Aaron Elwer
noted. “When a team applies
that kind of pressure on you,
sometimes you get in too
much of a hurry. You make
bad decisions with the ball
and that leads to turnovers,
steals and layups or them get-
ting to the line. That is what
happened tonight.”
Both teams were look-
ing to push the ball at every
opportunity in the opening
period but open shots were at
a premium. The Knights put
senior bulldog Matt Holden
on the Blue Jays’ top scorer,
junior Curtis Geise, while
the Jays put senior Tanner
Calvelage on the Knights’ top
player, senior Nick Adams.
Though Geise led all scorers
with 20 markers, seven in the
first period, he had to work
for everything he got. It was
his 3-ball from the right wing
with 2:30 showing to give
the Blue and Gold a 12-10
“That was our goal; to
make Geise work for every-
thing he got. He’s a great
player and it seemed the
harder we pressured him the
first half, the better he was,”
Crestview head man Jeremy
Best explained. “Still, we
stuck with it and I felt we
wore him down. We rotat-
ed people on him. What I
thought was key was our
other players really played
well defensively; whenever
you faceguard a player, that
forces the others to get out
of the defensive concepts
they’ve been learning.”
There were seven lead
changes in the first eight min-
utes of action.
After a brief tie in the
second period on a deuce
by senior Dallis Gibson (14
counters), the Jays took their
last lead on a trifecta by senior
Alex Clark (8 points). The
Knights then ran off a quick
seven points, fed by two
turnovers to grasp a 19-15
edge. Back came the Jays
to force two ties, the last at
23-23 on a putback by junior
Ryan Buescher (13 points, 14
boards, 4 swats). However,
Crestview took a lead they
would never cede again on a
3-ball by sophomore Damiam
Helm (13 markers, 6 boards)
at the 1:55 mark. Gibson hit
a turnaround at the minute
mark before Geise put in
two singles at 53.1 ticks to
account for a 28-25 halftime
Adam picked up his
second foul at 6:14, as did
Holden (53.1 seconds) and
Blue Jay sophomore Cody
Looser (9.5 ticks). Crestview
canned 7-of-12 fielders in the
stanza to the Jays’ 5-of-12.
The third stanza proved
rather decisive for both units.
The Jays committed eight
miscues in the canto, with
the Knights taking advan-
tage with a number of easy
shots — 8-of-14. The visi-
tors notched 6-of-12 shots
(19-of-46 overall, 4-of-17
downtown, for 41.3%) but
they trailed by as much as
37-27 on a layin by soph-
omore Cameron Etzler (12
markers, 6 steals, 4 assists) at
the 5:55 mark. When junior
Seth Bockey hit a tough turn-
around from the baseline with
1.2 ticks showing, that put
the Jays within 45-38.
After Holden scored early
for the Knights to once again
put them up by nine, 47-38,
at 7:43, back came the Jays
one final time. They pieced
together a 9-1 run to get
within 48-47 on the second-
of-2 free tosses by Calvelage
at 1:46. However, Helm hit
a short banker at 1:28 and
Etzler a pair of throws (after a
Blue Jay miss on the 1-and-1)
at 54.6 ticks. Geise hit a deep
3 with 42 ticks left to get
St. John’s within 52-50 but
Crestview hit 3-of-4 singles
in the final 33.7 ticks (11-of-
17 for the night for 64.7%) as
a trio of desperation trifectas
by the Jays didn’t find the
“We were not good with
our on-the-ball defense
tonight. We gave up way too
much penetration,” Elwer
added. “That led to them get-
ting to the basket or if we
helped, them kicking it out
for a 3 or dumping it down
for a layup. Either that or put-
ting them on the line.”
St. John’s outboarded the
Knights 32-22 (14-7 offen-
sive) and had 18 fouls to
14 for the home team. They
downed 8-of-13 singles
(61.5%) and hit the road
Friday for a matchup with
long-time archrival Van
“You knew that when we
had our big leads we weren’t
going to walk away with it;
St. John’s is too good. We
also missed some free throws
and had a couple of our turn-
overs that helped them stay
in it,” Best added. “We didn’t
rebound very well, either;
their offensive rebound-
ing kept them in the game.
Fortunately, at key moments,
we got rebounds and hit our
free throws.”
Crestview was 2-of-9 on
its 3-pointers and will host
Miller City Friday.
In junior varsity action,
the Jays hit 16-of-21 free
trows, including 12-of-13 in
the fourth period, to come
away with a 44-36 triumph.
Sophomore Eric Clark
downed 17 and classmate
Ryan Koester 15 for the
Jays (2-3), while junior Alex
Brown netted 13 for the
Knights (4-3).
ST. JOHN’S (50)
Ryan Buescher 6-1-13, Alex Clark
3-0-8, Tanner Calvelage 0-1-1, Ben
Warnecke 1-0-2, Curtis Geise 6-6-20,
Cody Looser 0-0-0, Andrew Metzger
1-0-2, Seth Bockey 2-0-4. Totals 15-4-
Nick Adams 2-2-6, Kole Rolsten
2-0-4, Cameron Etzler 3-6-12, Damian
Helm 5-1-13, Matt Holden 2-0-4, Alec
Heffner 0-0-0, Dallis Gibson 6-2-14,
Tyson Bolenbaugh 1-0-2. Totals 19-2-
Score by Quarters:
St. John’s 12 13 13 12 - 50
Crestview 10 18 17 10 - 54
Three-point goals: St. John’s, Clark
2, Geise 2; Crestview, Helm 2.
ST. JOHN’S (44)
Aaron Hellman 0-0-0, Eric Clark
4-7-17, Ben Wrasman 0-0-0, Ryan
Koester 4-7-15, Cole Fischbach 1-0-2,
Tyler Conley 3-0-6, Jake Csukker 1-2-
4. Totals 11-2-16/21-44.
Lucas Gibson 1-0-2, Mitchell
Rickard 0-0-0, Brock Rolsten 0-0-0,
Isaiah Simerman 1-0-3, Alex Brown
5-3-13, Preston Zaleski 2-4-8, Justin
Gibson 2-1-5, Jordan Roop 0-0-0,
Malcolm Oliver 0-0-0, Jon Germann
1-3-5. Totals 11-1-11/20-36.
Score by Quarters:
St. John’s 4 8 9 23 - 44
Crestview 3 4 13 16 - 36
Three-point goals: St. John’s, Clark
2; Crestview, Simerman.
A lot has happened
in this year of 2011
that we are about to
Whether it be per-
sonally, community-
wise, nation-wide or
worldwide, it was a
pretty eventful — both
good and bad — for us
here in the Tri-County area.
I think when we look back at any given year, we almost
believe — hope? — that what we went through this given year
will never happen again — that the coming year WILL be better
— but it seems to me when you look at our lives in their entirety,
we see things really don’t change much from year to year.
Yes, some years do seem/are harsher or easier than others
but overall, we live a pretty even-keeled existence.
That being written, I don’t think I need to rehash what has
happened in our fair city these last few weeks but I feel I’m on
solid ground when I say we will never be the same.
I guess it comes down to what we do with what has hap-
pened that will dictate where we go from here.
I think this is very true in the sports world.
There were a lot of great accomplishments, whether it be
team-wise or as individuals, as there always are.
The Green Bay Packers — the winners of the first two Super
Bowls under the great Vince Lombardi — returned to major
prominence by winning their fourth Super Bowl, this one under
Aaron Rodgers.
The Dallas Mavericks winning their first-ever NBA title
against the “Greatest Team Money Can Buy” Miami Heat may
have been one of the biggest “upsets” in the history of sports, at
least in the minds of many a pundit.
The St. Louis Cardinals and their former superstar player,
Albert Pujols, and former superstar manager, Tony LaRussa,
winning their 11th World Series title had to bring back fond
memories of the days of Stan “The Man” Musial and the like in
that great baseball town.
The Boston Bruins grabbing the Stanley Cup brought back
memories of the great Bobby Orr to Beantown.
Individually, Novak Djokovic had perhaps the greatest
single year in men’s tennis in history. It definitely put him
up there with the best that Roger Federer, Steffi Graf, Rafael
Nadal, Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi, Bjorn Borg and other
greats had to offer.
Let’s see if he can do it again!
Then there are always the retirements from the world of
sports that already happened or will happen soon.
Lance Armstrong hung up the bicycle.
Brett Favre finally — and finally and finally — hung up the
Most of those riding into the sunset had long, long careers in
their respective sports — especially a large number of NHLers
and women’s soccer star Kristine Lilly — and decided to call
it a day.
Others were forced into it due to injury, like Yao Ming,
Brandon Roy and Gil Meche, pitcher for Kansas City.
A few, like Ricky Williams (apparently) and pro tennis
player Justine Henin, had a lot of productive years left and
decided to try something new.
Then, of course, there are those we lost this year, such as
boxing great Joe Frazier, Cardinals pitching great Bob Forsch,
Buccaneers Hall-of-Famer Lee Roy Selmon, Orioles left-hand-
er Mike Flanagan, auto racer Dan Wheldon and pro wrestler
Randy “Macho Man” Savage (I’m old enough to remember all
in their primes! Scary thought!) and many others like Harmon
Killebrew and Duke Snider, too numerous to mention in a
20-some-inch column. Most of them had good lives and lived
out their dreams that most of us can only, well, dream, though
some were taken too early.
However and whenever they bowed out, our sports world is
left a little bit less because of them leaving. They left a legacy
that only they could create.
More than a few are — arguably — among the best we’ve
ever seen in their respective sports and they are and were tough
to replace.
They were key people in helping to continue what had gone
before — such as the baseball greats — or actually laying the
foundation for success, like in soccer.
The good thing is that the sports world always manages to
find players to step in and become the next superstar.
Happy 2012!
Reminiscing about 2011
Knights hold off Blue
Jays in boys action
The Delphos Herald
ELIDA — The Elida
Bulldogs hosted the Toledo
Woodward Polar Bears in
the second game of the Vicki
Mauk Classic Wednesday
night and won big,
77-23, picking up
their second win of
the season.
The Lady
Bulldogs stand 2-5
overall and will
take on the Minster Wildcats
tonight at the Fieldhouse.
The Wildcats edged Miller
City 54-49 in the opener.
Elida came out on fire the
opening quarter, scoring 32
points compared to 12 for
the Polar Bears. The Bulldogs
forced eight first-quarter turn-
overs with their pressure
defense and took an early
10-2 lead with an Ashley
Lowry layup. A steal from
Cassidy Slusher, then finding
her teammate Lowry under-
neath the basket for another
two points, gave Elida a 32-10
lead at the 1:30 mark.
The young Lady Bulldogs
kept pressuring Toledo during
the second quarter and with
a steal and layin from fresh-
man Brett Pauff, Elida went
up 45-12 halfway through the
second quarter.
A couple of back-to-back
jumpers from Lowry gave her
team a commanding 49-15
lead at halftime.
Elida kept on rolling ib
the third quarter, using plays
such as a steal from Osha
Owens and a layin from
Kylie Downton. A steal from
Downton that was converted
into a layup made for a 60-16
Bulldogs lead.
The Lady Bulldogs out-
scored Woodward
28-8 the second
half to advance to
take on Minster in
the championship
game of the Vicki
Mauk Classic.
“With this game, I hope it
made us stronger and mature
a little bit since we are such a
young team,” Elida coach Deb
Stetler said. “We are going to
have to be more fundamental-
ly sound against Minster and
make good passes and shot
selections with their pressure
Elida’s varsity roster
includes three juniors, six
sophomores and one fresh-
Lowry led all scorers with
23 points and four steals.
Dowton and Owens each had
12 points. Owens also had
eight steals. Torie McAdams
added nine points and Slusher
contributed with eight points.
The Lady Bulldogs shot a
warm 34-of-67 shots (miss-
ing all six 3-pointers) for 50.7
percent and 9-of-14 singles
(64.3%). They controlled
39 off the glass, 16 offen-
sive, as Stetler had seven and
Downton six. They amassed
16 assists (Owens 5), 12 mis-
cues, 22 steals (McAdams 4),
two blocked shots (Stetler 2)
and 12 fouls.
Lexus Sullivan had a
team-high nine points for
the Woodward Polar Bears.
They were a miserable 10-of-
37 shooting (no triples) for
27 percent and 3-of-9 free
tosses (33.3%). They nabbed
25 caroms (8 offensive) as
Cierra Stamper had seven).
They collected one assist
(Sullivan), 25 turnovers, eight
steals (Asieonna Alfred 3),
one block (Stamper) and 11
fouls. They take on Miller
City at 6 p.m. today.
In the opener, Minster out-
scored Miller City 15-11 in
the fourth period.
Leading the victori-
ous Wildcats were Bridget
Geiger with 17 markers and
Kayla Albers 14. They shot
21-of-48 fielders (5-of-8
downtown) for 43.8 percent
and 7-of-13 singles (53.8%).
They collared 30 boards (10
offensive) as Tara Clune had
13; nine assists (Geiger and
Albers 2), 10 errors, six steals
(Sara Dahlinghaus 2) and 13
Miller City was topped
by Brittany Drummelsmith
with 12, Jessica Nienberg 11
and Jessica Leis 10. They
canned 18-of-53 shots (7-of-
23 beyond the arc) for 34
percent and 6-of-7 charity
tosses (85.7%). They totaled
25 boards (9 offensive) as
Melissa Michel had eight and
Leis seven; 12 assists (Michel
4), five steals (Marissa
Schrader 2) and 16 infrac-
Lexus Sullivan 4-0-1-9, Cierra
Stamper 2-0-1-5, Felicia Holley
1-0-0-2, Mylisha Fitzpatric 1-0-0-
2, Ashley Pitts 1-0-0-2, Asieonna
Alfred 1-0-0-2, Elia Jimenez 0-0-
1-1, Dyman Carter 0-0-0-0, Seven
Garner 0-0-0-0, Andrea Johnson
0-0-0-0. Totals 10-0-3/9-23.
ELIDA (77)
Ashley Lowry 11-0-1-23, Osha
Owens 6-0-0-12, Kylie Downton
5-0-2-12, Torie McAdams 4-0-1-
9, Cassidy Slusher 3-0-2-8, Carly
Stetler 1-0-2-4, Ericka Smith 2-0-
0-4, Brett Pauff 2-0-0-4, Sabrina
Kline 0-0-1-1, Bo Kim 0-0-0-0.
Totals 34-0-9/14-77.
Score by Quarters:
Toledo 12 3 3 5 - 23
Elida 32 17 19 9 - 77
Three-point goals: Toledo
Woodward, none; Elida, none.
Bridget Geiger 8-0-1-17, Kayla
Albers 1-4-0-14, Tara Clune 2-0-
5-9, Samantha Hoelscher 2-0-1-
5, Kayla Richard 2-0-0-4, Sara
Dahlinghaus 0-1-0-3, Natalie
Fausey 1-0-0-2, Claire Fischer
0-0-0-0, Kayla Wuebker 0-0-0-
0, Heather Schmiesing 0-0-0-0.
Totals 16-5-7/13-54.
Brittany Drummelsmith 5-0-2-
12, Jessica Nienberg 1-3-0-11,
Jessica Leis 2-2-0-10, Melissa
Michel 3-0-1-7, Marissa Schrader
0-1-3-6, Samantha Michel 0-1-
0-3, Brandi Gerschutz 0-0-0-0,
Toni Steffan 0-0-0-0. Totals 11-7-
Score by Quarters:
Minster 17 10 12 15 - 54
Miller City 4 21 13 11 - 49
Three-point goals: Minster,
Albers 4, Dahlinghaus; Miller City,
Nienberg 3, Leis 2, Schrader, S.
Bulldogs win big at Vicki Mauk Classic, set to play Minster
Lady Green bombs Titans
Ottoville’s girls basketball
team used balanced scoring
and its trademark defense
to crush Ottawa-Glandorf
63-28 Wednesday night in
non-league action at L.W.
Heckman Gymnasium.
Senior Lauren Kramer led
four Lady Green in double
digits with 16 (4 bombs),
while junior Abby Siefker
added 15, classmate Rachel
Beining 11 and senior Lauren
Koch 11 (3 treys).
The hosts opened up a
21-10 lead after eight minutes
and kept going.
Kristen Miller led the Lady
Titans with eight and Michelle
Maag seven.
Ottoville hosts Kalida 6
p.m. Jan. 5.
Niki Ellerbrock 1-0-0-2, Michelle
Maag 3-0-1-7, Carey Johnson 0-0-0-0,
Elissa Ellerbrock 0-0-2-2, Kristen Miller
1-2-0-8, Chelsea Maag 0-0-0-0, Libbi
Recker 1-0-0-2, Molly Closson 0-0-
0-0, Kenzie Everett 0-0-0-0, Danielle
Schroeder 0-1-0-3, Alyssa Ebbeskotte
1-0-2-4, Jessica Wehri 0-0-0-0, Kialee
Koch 0-0-0-0. Totals 7-3-5/9-28.
Rachel Turnwald 2-0-1-5, Megan
Bendele 1-0-0-2, Lauren Koch 1-3-
0-11, Taylor Mangas 0-0-0-0, Nicole
Vorst 0-0-0-0, Tonya Kaufman 1-0-0-
2, Lauren Kramer 2-4-0-16, Rachel
Beining 6-0-0-12, Krista Schimmoeller
0-0-0-0, Abby Siefker 5-0-5-15, Monica
Sarka 0-0-0-0, Kendra Eickholt 0-0-0-
0, Danielle Trenkamp 0-0-0-0. Totals
Score by Quarters:
Ott.-Gland. 10 1 14 3 - 28
Ottoville 21 16 18 8 - 63
Three-point goals: Ottawa-
Glandorf, Miller 2, Schroeder; Ottoville,
Kramer 4, Koch 3.
Bath’s balance,
shooting downs Grove
Bath placed four players in
twin figures — and shot over
50 percent from the floor —
to key a 68-57 non-league
boys basketball triumph
Wednesday at Columbus
T. Sullivan notched 16
(4 triples), N. Hefner and L.
Rockhold 14 (3 bombs) each
and Brad Davis 11 for the
Wildcats (5-3). They ended up
22-of-40 from the floor (9-of-18
from 3-land) and 15-of-19 from
the charity stripe. They grabbed
27 boards and 16 assists and
added 12 turnovers.
Connor Kohls was high
scorer for the host Bulldogs
(3-2) with 19 and Dane
Stechschulte added 13. They
also shot the ball well from
2-point land (21-of-36) but not
from 3 (2-of-15). They added
9-of-13 singles. They secured
23 off the glass (Stechschulte
6) and five assists (Kohls 4)
and added 12 miscues. Derek
Rieman stole the ball three
Columbus Grove visits
the Stroh Center (BGSU) to
battle Ottawa-Glandorf 7 p.m.
BATH (68)
C. Chambers 6, C. Rockhold 0,
Brad Davis 11, L. Rockhold 14, C.
Gossard 3, T. Sullivan 16, N. Hefner 14,
K. Sullivan 4. Totals 13-9-15/19-68.
Collins Grothaus 2, Connor Kohls
19, Wade Heffner 4, Jordan Travis 7,
Dane Stechschulte 13, Caleb Grothaus
4, Brady Shafer 4, Derek Rieman 4.
Totals 21-2-9/13-57.
Score by Quarters:
Bath 18 15 14 21 - 68
Col. Grove 13 14 9 21 - 57
Three-point goals: Bath, T. Sullivan
4, L. Rockhold 3, Davis, Gossard;
Columbus Grove, Travis, Kohls.
JV score: 39-37 (Bath).
#24 Otterbein opens Smoky
Ballenger with 100-49 win
over Bluffton
Otterbein University lived up
See ROUNDUP, page 7
Thursday, December 29, 2011 The Herald — 7
The Associated Press
Atlantic Division
W L Pct GB
New York 1 1 .500 —
New Jersey 1 1 .500 —
Toronto 1 1 .500 —
Philadelphia 1 1 .500 —
Boston 0 3 .000 1 1/2
Southeast Division
W L Pct GB
Miami 3 0 1.000 —
Atlanta 2 0 1.000 1/2
Orlando 1 1 .500 1 1/2
Charlotte 1 1 .500 1 1/2
Washington 0 2 .000 2 1/2
Central Division
W L Pct GB
Indiana 2 0 1.000 —
Cleveland 1 1 .500 1
Chicago 1 1 .500 1
Milwaukee 1 1 .500 1
Detroit 0 2 .000 2
Southwest Division
W L Pct GB
San Antonio 2 0 1.000 —
New Orleans 2 0 1.000 —
Houston 0 1 .000 1 1/2
Dallas 0 2 .000 2
Memphis 0 2 .000 2
Northwest Division
W L Pct GB
Oklahoma City 3 0 1.000 —
Denver 2 0 1.000 1/2
Portland 2 0 1.000 1/2
Minnesota 0 2 .000 2 1/2
Utah 0 2 .000 2 1/2
Pacific Division
W L Pct GB
Golden State 2 1 .667 —
L.A. Clippers 1 1 .500 1/2
Sacramento 1 1 .500 1/2
L.A. Lakers 1 2 .333 1
Phoenix 0 2 .000 1 1/2
Wednesday’s Results
Indiana 90, Toronto 85
Miami 96, Charlotte 95
Atlanta 101, Washington 83
Cleveland 105, Detroit 89
New Orleans 97, Boston 78
Oklahoma City 98, Memphis 95
San Antonio 115, L.A. Clippers 90
Denver 117, Utah 100
Philadelphia 103, Phoenix 83
Golden State 92, New York 78
Today’s Games
New Jersey at Orlando, 7 p.m.
San Antonio at Houston, 8 p.m.
Dallas at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m.
Chicago at Sacramento, 10 p.m.
Denver at Portland, 10 p.m.
New York at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m.
Friday’s Games
Orlando at Charlotte, 7 p.m.
Cleveland at Indiana, 7 p.m.
Detroit at Boston, 7:30 p.m.
New Jersey at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m.
Phoenix at New Orleans, 8 p.m.
Miami at Minnesota, 8 p.m.
Houston at Memphis, 8 p.m.
Toronto at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.
Washington at Milwaukee, 8:30 p.m.
Philadelphia at Utah, 9 p.m.
Chicago at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m.
The Associated Press
Atlantic Division
N.Y. Rangers 35 22 9 4 48 103 76
Philadelphia 35 21 10 4 46 119 104
Pittsburgh 36 21 11 4 46 118 93
New Jersey 36 20 15 1 41 100 104
N.Y. Islanders 34 11 17 6 28 77 111
Northeast Division
Boston 34 24 9 1 49 121 64
Toronto 36 18 14 4 40 113 118
Ottawa 37 17 15 5 39 113 128
Buffalo 36 17 16 3 37 97 106
Montreal 37 14 16 7 35 94 103
Southeast Division
Florida 37 19 11 7 45 99 101
Winnipeg 36 17 14 5 39 100 105
Washington 35 18 15 2 38 104 106
Tampa Bay 35 15 17 3 33 95 117
Carolina 38 12 20 6 30 97 127
Central Division
Chicago 37 23 10 4 50 122 105
Detroit 36 23 12 1 47 118 81
St. Louis 36 21 11 4 46 94 80
Nashville 37 19 14 4 42 98 104
Columbus 36 9 22 5 23 87 123
Northwest Division
Vancouver 37 23 12 2 48 123 90
Minnesota 38 20 12 6 46 89 88
Calgary 37 18 15 4 40 92 99
Colorado 38 19 18 1 39 101 111
Edmonton 35 15 17 3 33 96 96
Pacific Division
San Jose 34 19 11 4 42 99 83
Dallas 35 20 14 1 41 95 101
Los Angeles 37 18 14 5 41 82 88
Phoenix 37 18 15 4 40 96 98
Anaheim 35 10 19 6 26 83 115
NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for
overtime loss.
Wednesday’s Results
Nashville 2, Minnesota 1, SO
New Jersey 3, Buffalo 1
Washington 4, N.Y. Rangers 1
Los Angeles 2, Chicago 0
Boston 2, Phoenix 1, OT
Vancouver 3, San Jose 2, OT
Today’s Games
Calgary at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m.
Philadelphia at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m.
Toronto at Carolina, 7 p.m.
Montreal at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m.
Edmonton at Minnesota, 8 p.m.
Los Angeles at Winnipeg, 8:30 p.m.
Columbus at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.
Phoenix at Colorado, 9 p.m.
Vancouver at Anaheim, 10 p.m.
Friday’s Games
Buffalo at Washington, 7 p.m.
Calgary at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m.
N.Y. Rangers at Florida, 7:30 p.m.
Nashville at St. Louis, 8 p.m.
Detroit at Chicago, 8:30 p.m.
The Associated Press
Week 16
Att Com Yds TD Int
Brady, NWE 576 378 4897 36 11
Schaub, HOU 292 178 2479 15 6
Roethlisberger, PIT 473 301 3856 21 14
Mat. Moore, MIA 316 189 2375 15 7
Rivers, SND 556 347 4314 24 19
Dalton, CIN 472 278 3166 20 13
Fitzpatrick, BUF 523 324 3525 22 19
Hasselbeck, TEN 483 297 3274 16 14
Flacco, BAL 523 297 3480 19 12
Sanchez, NYJ 511 287 3267 24 15
Att Yds Avg LG TD
Jones-Drew, JAC 318 1437 4.52 43 8
A. Foster, HOU 278 1224 4.40 43 10
R. Rice, BAL 267 1173 4.39 67 10
Ry. Mathews, SND 222 1091 4.91 39 6
Re. Bush, MIA 216 1086 5.03 76t 6
McGahee, DEN 221 1054 4.77 60t 4
Benson, CIN 260 1016 3.91 42 6
S. Greene, NYJ 239 999 4.18 31 6
Chr. Johnson, TEN 247 986 3.99 48t 4
F. Jackson, BUF 170 934 5.49 80t 6
No Yds Avg LG TD
Welker, NWE 116 1518 13.1 99t 9
R. Gronkowski, NWE 82 1219 14.9 52t 15
B. Marshall, MIA 77 1177 15.3 65t 6
Bowe, KAN 75 1066 14.2 52t 5
R. Rice, BAL 74 696 9.4 52 3
St. Johnson, BUF 72 964 13.4 55 6
Hernandez, NWE 72 772 10.7 46 6
M. Wallace, PIT 71 1182 16.6 95t 8
N. Washington, TEN 70 931 13.3 57 6
Garcon, IND 68 925 13.6 87t 6
No Yds LG Avg
Lechler, OAK 77 3902 80 50.7
Fields, MIA 74 3618 70 48.9
Moorman, BUF 69 3348 66 48.5
B. Colquitt, DEN 92 4381 66 47.6
Scifres, SND 47 2234 71 47.5
McAfee, IND 85 3966 64 46.7
Koch, BAL 66 3066 62 46.5
Mesko, NWE 55 2551 65 46.4
D. Colquitt, KAN 81 3707 68 45.8
Hartmann, HOU 58 2573 69 44.4
Punt Returners
No Yds Avg LG TD
Arenas, KAN 29 388 13.4 37 0
Bess, MIA 37 442 11.9 25 0
Cribbs, CLE 31 366 11.8 84t 1
An. Brown, PIT 30 325 10.8 60t 1
Kerley, NYJ 27 291 10.8 53 0
Edelman, NWE 28 300 10.7 72t 1
Mariani, TEN 42 447 10.6 79t 1
Br. Tate, CIN 47 498 10.6 56t 1
Jac. Jones, HOU 49 518 10.6 79t 1
L. Webb, BAL 29 290 10.0 68t 1
Kickoff Returners
No Yds Avg LG TD
McKnight, NYJ 32 1022 31.9 107t 1
An. Brown, PIT 24 664 27.7 52 0
R. Goodman, SND 28 721 25.8 44 0
Cribbs, CLE 37 951 25.7 63 0
C. Gates, MIA 32 801 25.0 77 0
Karim, JAC 24 573 23.9 37 0
Br. Tate, CIN 39 926 23.7 45 0
Mariani, TEN 31 725 23.4 49 0
McCluster, KAN 25 557 22.3 35 0
Lefeged, IND 28 548 19.6 51 0
TD Rush Rec Ret Pts
R.Gronkowski, NWE 16 1 15 0 96
R. Rice, BAL 13 10 3 0 78
A. Foster, HOU 12 10 2 0 72
Jones-Drew, JAC 11 8 3 0 66
Decker, DEN 9 0 8 1 54
Green-Ellis, NWE 9 9 0 0 54
Mendenhall, PIT 9 9 0 0 54
Tolbert, SND 9 7 2 0 54
Welker, NWE 9 0 9 0 54
Burress, NYJ 8 0 8 0 48
Gostkowski, NWE 54-54 26-31 50 132
Rackers, HOU 38-39 29-35 54 125
Nugent, CIN 32-33 30-34 49 122
Cundiff, BAL 35-35 27-36 51 116
Janikowski, OAK 34-34 27-31 63 115
Novak, SND 36-37 26-32 53 114
Bironas, TEN 32-32 26-29 53 110
D. Carpenter, MIA 25-25 25-30 51 100
Suisham, PIT 35-35 21-28 51 98
Folk, NYJ 42-42 18-24 51 96
Att Com Yds TD Int
A. Rodgers, GBY 502 343 4643 45 6
Brees, NOR 583 417 4780 37 11
Romo, DAL 485 317 3895 29 9
Stafford, DET 604 385 4518 36 14
M. Ryan, ATL 505 307 3698 26 12
E. Manning, NYG 556 335 4587 26 16
Ale. Smith, SNF 415 253 2931 16 5
Cutler, CHI 314 182 2319 13 7
C. Newton, CAR 492 295 3893 20 16
Vick, PHL 384 229 2968 15 13
Att Yds Avg LG TD
L. McCoy, PHL 273 1309 4.79 60 17
Gore, SNF 275 1202 4.37 55 8
M. Turner, ATL 273 1129 4.14 61 9
M. Lynch, SEA 266 1118 4.20 47 12
S. Jackson, STL 244 1069 4.38 47t 5
B. Wells, ARI 245 1047 4.27 71 10
Forte, CHI 203 997 4.91 46 3
A. Peterson, MIN 208 970 4.66 54 12
Murray, DAL 164 897 5.47 91t 2
DeA. Williams, CAR 148 783 5.29 74t 7
No Yds Avg LG TD
J. Graham, NOR 87 1171 13.5 59 9
Ca. Johnson, DET 85 1437 16.9 73t 15
R. White, ATL 85 1100 12.9 43 8
Sproles, NOR 79 659 8.3 39 5
Harvin, MIN 77 852 11.1 52t 6
Cruz, NYG 76 1358 17.9 99t 8
Pettigrew, DET 76 661 8.7 27 5
T. Gonzalez, ATL 74 826 11.2 30 7
St. Smith, CAR 73 1308 17.9 77t 6
Witten, DAL 72 873 12.1 64 5
No Yds LG Avg
A. Lee, SNF 73 3686 68 50.5
Morstead, NOR 43 2056 64 47.8
J. Ryan, SEA 87 4074 77 46.8
Weatherford, NYG 78 3584 62 45.9
Masthay, GBY 51 2330 71 45.7
Kluwe, MIN 71 3241 60 45.6
Zastudil, ARI 80 3605 66 45.1
Koenen, TAM 64 2874 65 44.9
Donn. Jones, STL 99 4348 65 43.9
McBriar, DAL 58 2542 68 43.8
Punt Returners
No Yds Avg LG TD
D. Hester, CHI 26 450 17.3 82t 2
P. Peterson, ARI 40 636 15.9 99t 4
Ginn Jr., SNF 38 466 12.3 55t 1
L.Washington, SEA 37 422 11.4 37 0
Cobb, GBY 26 295 11.3 80t 1
Weems, ATL 31 306 9.9 42 0
Banks, WAS 34 329 9.7 55 0
Sproles, NOR 26 249 9.6 72t 1
P. Parker, TAM 23 210 9.1 34 0
Sherels, MIN 33 277 8.4 53 0
No Yds Avg LG TD
Cobb, GBY 34 941 27.7 108t 1
Ginn Jr., SNF 29 800 27.6 102t 1
Stroughter, TAM 20 540 27.0 78 0
Pilares, CAR 21 553 26.3 101t 1
Sproles, NOR 34 888 26.1 57 0
Je. Norwood, STL 19 481 25.3 47 0
Logan, DET 29 729 25.1 42 0
L. Washington, SEA 41 1000 24.4 54 0
Dev. Thomas, NYG 24 576 24.0 40 0
Stephens-Howling,ARI 36 857 23.8 37 0
TD Rush Rec Ret Pts
L. McCoy, PHL 20 17 3 0 120
Ca. Johnson, DET 15 0 15 0 90
C. Newton, CAR 14 14 0 0 84
M. Lynch, SEA 13 12 1 0 78
A. Peterson, MIN 13 12 1 0 78
Jor. Nelson, GBY 12 0 12 0 72
B. Wells, ARI 10 10 0 0 60
Bradshaw, NYG 9 8 1 0 56
D. Bryant, DAL 9 0 9 0 54
J. Graham, NOR 9 0 9 0 54
Akers, SNF 30-30 42-49 55 156
D. Bailey, DAL 37-37 32-36 51 133
Crosby, GBY 62-63 23-26 58 131
Kasay, NOR 51-51 26-32 53 129
Ja. Hanson, DET 50-50 23-27 51 119
Gould, CHI 35-35 27-31 57 116
Gano, WAS 24-25 30-39 59 114
Henery, PHL 42-42 22-25 51 108
M. Bryant, ATL 38-38 23-25 50 107
Mare, CAR 42-43 21-27 45 105
St. John’s Will Buettner takes on Adam Knott of
Shawnee during first-round action at the Marion Harding
Wrestling Classic Wednesday. Buettner won the match and
moved onto today’s semifinals, along with Gunner Lucius,
Austin Martin, Logan Heiing and Adam Haunhorst.
Photo submitted
The Delphos Herald
MARION — Five St.
John’s wrestlers remain in
the running for individual
titles in the 31-team (includ-
ing national power Lakewood
St. Edward’s) Marion
Harding Classic after action
The Blue Jays trail only
St. Ed’s in the team stand-
Gunnar Lucius will take
on Sebastian Vidka (Black
River) in today’s semifinals
at 106 pounds.
Austin Martin will battle
Justin McDaniel (Galion) in
the 138-pound semifinals.
Will Buettner will tan-
gle with Tyler Schenz (Big
Walnut) in today’s semifinals
at 152.
Logan Heiing is in the
semis of the 195-pound
bracket and is set to battle
Parker Knapp (St. Ed’s).
At 220, Adam Haunhorst
will wrestle Chase Ballard
(Marion Harding) in the
Aaron Deffenbaugh will
take on Lloyd Furuta (STC)
in today’s 145-pound conso-
lation br
In the consolation
bracket, Logan Looser will
wrestle Ahmed Huessein
(Olentangy) at 160 pounds;
Luke Wrasman is set to tangle
with Brent Esposito (Galion)
in the 170-pound class; and
Brett Schwinnen will wrestle
Chase Carter (Olentangy) in
today’s 182-pound consola-
tion round.
The semifinals, consola-
tions and finals are today.
Team Scores: Lakewood St.
Edward 108.50, St. John’s 93.0,
Highland 75.0, Cambridge 74.0,
Big Walnut 73.0, (tie) Allen East
and Dublin Jerome 69.0, Philo
66.0, Black River 63.0, Ashland
62.0, Marietta 61.5, Marion
Harding 57.5, (tie) St. Charles
and St. Marys Memorial 56.5,
Olentangy 56.0, Shawnee 55.5,
Pleasant 54.5, Mapleton 52.5,
Sylvania Northview 51.5, Thomas
Worthington 51.0, Galion 47.5,
Rossford 45.0, Buckeye Valley
43.5, Kenton 42.0, Plymouth
41.5, Westerville South 40.0,
Groveport Madison 35.0, Liberty
Center 32.0, Lima Senior 27.5,
Elgin 13.0, Mount Gilead 8.0
St. John’s wrestlers:
106: Gunnar Lucius: pinned
Dalton Eagle (ASH); pinned Justin
Nedderman (SMM); technical fall
Evan Reed (CAM) 18-1.
113: Jackson Donley: pinned
by Zac Tupps (GAL); bye; lost 4-1
to Liam Dunlea (DJ).
120: Justin Siefker: lost maj.
decision to Tyler Baker (AE)
20-8; bye; lost decision to Justin
Mumper (GM) 14-6.
126: Wes Buettner: pinned
Tyler Wies (KEN), :43; lost tech-
nical fall to Ray Barr (STED)
16-0; pinned by Ben Hooff (TW),
132: Alex Haunhorst: pinned
by Tom Buchanan (MAP), 3:13;
bye; pinned by Kevin Scrudders
(CAM), 4:08.
138: Austin Martin: pinned
John Rosser (ROSS), 2:48; major
decision Logan Hickenbottom
(CAM) 11-1; decision Andrew
Pearson (DJ) 14-7.
145: Aaron Deffenbaugh: bye;
pinned Brandon Ballinger (HAR),
1:35; pinned by Jack Austin
152: Will Buettner: decision
Adam Knott (SHAW) 6-2; for-
feit; decision John Mercer (CAM)
160: Logan Looser: technical
fall Nate Good (TW) 18-2; deci-
sion Jared Gillen (LC) 5-3; lost
decision to Cody Kucera (HIGH)
170: Luke Wrasman: pinned
Andrew Graff (SN), :57; major
decision Joe Ruccella (STED)
19-8; pinned by Shayne Tanner
(PHILO), 3:50.
182: Brett Schwinnen: bye;
major decision Will Cogswell
(MAR) 14-5; lost decision to
Tanner Roller (CAM) 8-4.
195: Logan Heiing: pinned
Jared Sotos (STC), :15; pinned
Jon Cox (AE), :46; pinned Dustin
Baker (HIGH).
220: Adam Haunhorst: bye;
forfeit; pinned Terry Sas (BR),
285: Nate Schroeder: bye;
pinned by Jason Griffith (BW),
3:58; pinned by Andrew Kyser
(STC), 2:11.
Five Blue Jays still alive in
semifinals of Marion Classic
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to its #24 national ranking
with a convincing 100-49 vic-
tory over visiting Bluffton
University at the Rike Center
on Wednesday.
The Cardinals opened
up a 64-20 lead at the break
and never looked back as the
Bluffton women fell to 2-8 on
the season. Otterbein improved
to 10-1 with the opening-night
win in the Smokey Ballenger
A pair of Lauren Hutton
(New Riegel) buckets fol-
lowing a Brittany Stegmaier
(Garfield/Trinity) layup pulled
Bluffton within six (12-6) just
over five minutes into the con-
test. Francena Tate (Fostoria/
St. Wendelin) added four
markers but a 33-8 jag by the
home team gave Otterbein a
45-14 advantage less than nine
minutes later.
The Cardinals continued to
pour it on during the final six
minutes of the opening stan-
za, building a 64-20 edge at
the break. Sharonda Martin’s
(Dayton/Stivers) chip shot
with 4:04 on the clock was the
last score for the Beavers in
the first 20 minutes.
Otterbein’s lead swelled to
51 points at the 17:22 mark
when Allie Leopard drained
a deep ball for the Cardinals.
Freshman Brenna Kurilec
(Mt. Gilead/Gilead Christian)
found Francena Tate for an
easy deuce before a Stegmaier
free throw pulled the Beavers
within 78-32.
Mi kayl a Coburn
(McGuffey/Upper Scioto
Valley) converted a hoop-and-
harm from fellow freshman
Rachel DeBord (Lebanon)
midway through the second
stanza, temporarily slow-
ing the home team. DeBord
picked off Otterbein with 20
ticks remaining and went to
the rack for two but it was
too little, too late as the home
team put the finishing touches
on a 100-49 victory over the
Stegmaier and Hutton led
Bluffton with eight points
apiece. Sarah Inskeep (Morral/
Ridgedale), Mikayla Coburn
and Stegmaier all pulled
down five boards to pace the
Otterbein hit 43-of-81 from
the field (53.1 percent), com-
pared to 20-of-73 (27.4 per-
cent) for Bluffton. The Beavers
connected on just 1-of-13 (7.7
percent) from distance, while
the home team was 8-for-23
(34.8 percent). The visitors
turned it over 13 more times
(20-7), while Otterbein fin-
ished with a slim 50-48 edge
on the glass.
The Beavers jump back
into action today when they
meet St. Mary’s (Ind.) in day
two at the Smoky Ballenger
Classic. Tip-off is slated for
1 p.m.
Bluffton University 49
Alicia Amis 0-1 0-0 0, Rachel
Daman 0-0 0-0 0, Brittany Lewis
0-4 0-0 0, Brittany Stegmaier 3-8
1-2 8, Lauren Hutton 4-6 0-0 8,
Brenna Kurilec 1-5 2-2 4, Belicia
Cooper 2-6 1-4 5, Francena Tate
2-8 2-3 6, Beth Yoder 0-2 0-0 0,
Mikayla Coburn 3-8 1-1 7, Rachel
DeBord 1-5 1-2 3, Andrea Neu
0-0 0-0 0, Elizabeth Miller 1-9
0-0 2, Sharonda Martin 1-3 0-0
2, Kylee Burkholder 1-3 0-0 2,
Sarah Inskeep 1-5 0-0 2. Totals
20-73(27.4%) 8-14(57.1%) 49.
Three-point goals: 1-13/7.7%
(Stegmaier 1-4, Amis 0-1, Lewis
0-1, Tate 0-1, Coburn 0-1, Miller
0-1, Yoder 0-2, DeBord 0-2).
Rebounds: 48/24 off. (Stegmaier/
Coburn/Inskeep 5). Assists: 9
(Tate 2). Steals: 5 (Coburn 2).
Blocks: 1 (Coburn 1). Turnovers:
20. Fouls 10.
Otterbein University 100
Kristi Kotterman 6-11 0-0 14,
Shea McCoy 7-12 0-0 16, Allie
Leopard 1-1 0-0 3, Tabatha Piper
3-5 0-0 6, Chelsea Cannon 6-7 1-3
13, Laura Gilmore 0-4 0-0 0, Madi
Miller 7-11 0-1 14, Julie Macioce
1-4 0-0 2, Rachel Snedegar 4-8
1-2 9, Jessica Feller 1-1 0-0 2,
Hannah Day 4-9 0-0 11, Chelsea
Reed 1-2 0-2 2, Lyndsey DeRoads
0-2 2-2 2, Bourke Kelley 1-2 0-0
2, Alayna Barnes 1-2 2-2 4. Totals
43-81(53.1%) 6-12(50%) 100.
Three-point goals: 8-23 (Day
3-5, Kotterman 2-4, McCoy 2-6,
Leopard 1-1, Miller 0-1, Macioce
0-1, Reed 0-1, DeRoads 0-1,
Gilmore 0-3). Rebounds: 50/18
off. (Kelley 9). Assists: 35 (Reed
16). Steals 13 (Kotterman 5).
Blocks: 4 (Kelley 3). Turnovers:
7. Fouls 15.
Score by Halves:
Bluffton 20 29 - 49
Otterbein 64 36 - 100
Attendance: 512
The Associated Press
and forth they went. A kickoff
return for 87 yards. A pitch
around the left end for 60.
Touchdown passes for 49 and
37 yards. Two touchdowns
scored on fourth downs. A pair
of botched onside kicks.
And that was just the first
Toledo and Air Force ran
up the score early and often
Wednesday at the Military
Bowl and played to a wild
finish, decided only when Air
Force’s 2-point conversion
attempt went awry with 52
seconds to play to give Toledo
a 42-41 victory.
Air Force lined up to kick
the extra point after Zach
Kauth’s 33-yard touchdown
catch on fourth-and-3 pulled
the Falcons within a point.
But holder David Baska ran
the option instead and fumbled
the ball toward kicker Parker
Herrington, who chased it until
it went out of bounds in the
end zone.
Bernard Reedy’s third
touchdown of the game —
a 37-yard catch, spin and
run on a pass from Terrance
Owens — gave Toledo a
42-35 lead with 5:01 to play
and put the Rockets (9-4) over
the 40-point mark for a sixth
straight game.
The win also marked
a successful debut for Matt
Campbell, the youngest
coach in the Football Bowl
Subdivision. The 32-year-old
Campbell, who has been the
Rockets’ offensive coordina-
tor for three years, was pro-
moted to the head job after
Tim Beckman left earlier this
month for Illinois.
Reedy had a career-high
126 yards on four catches and
was named the game’s MVP.
Owens completed 19-of-24
passes for 210 yards and three
touchdowns. Adonis Thomas
ran for 108 yards on 22 car-
Tim Jefferson, the first
quarterback in service acad-
emy history to lead his team to
four consecutive bowl games,
completed 13-of-22 passes
for 159 yards with two touch-
downs and one interception for
Air Force (7-6).
SAN DIEGO — David Ash
threw for one touchdown and
caught a TD pass to lead Texas
to a 21-10 victory against
The Longhorns (8-5) had
five takeaways and sacked
Cal’s Zach Maynard six
The Golden Bears (7-6) are
winless in five games against
the Longhorns dating to 1959.
Ash caught a 4-yard pass
from wide receiver Jaxon
Shipley in the second quar-
ter to join BYU’s Steve
Young, Texas A&M’s Bucky
Richardson and Oregon’s Joey
Harrington as quarterbacks
who’ve caught scoring passes
in the Holiday Bowl.
The Longhorns had the ball
first-and-goal when Ash hand-
ed off to running back Malcolm
Brown who then handed off to
Shipley as if the Longhorns
were going to run a reverse.
Ash slipped into the end zone
and caught Shipley’s pass to
give Texas a 7-3 lead. Shipley
has thrown three touchdown
passes this season, all while
lining up at wide receiver.
Texas coach Mack Brown
joked on Tuesday how much it
still bugged him that Harrington
caught a TD pass in the Ducks’
35-30 win against Texas in
the 2000 Holiday Bowl. The
Oregon offensive coordinator
then was Jeff Tedford, who
has been Cal’s coach since
2002. Harrington now works
for the Longhorn Network.
Today’s Bowl Games
Champs Sports Bowl
At Orlando, Fla.
Florida State (8-4) vs. Notre
Dame (8-4), 5:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Alamo Bowl At San Antonio
Baylor (9-3) vs. Washington
(7-5), 9 p.m. (ESPN)
The Associated Press
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Dwyane
Wade hit a bank shot over Gerald
Henderson with 2.9 seconds left
to lift the unbeaten Miami Heat
to a 96-95 victory over the pesky
Charlotte Bobcats on Wednesday
After Henderson hit a 3-point-
er from the right wing to put the
Bobcats up by one with 12 seconds
left, the Heat called time and had
Wade bring the ball up. He drove
to the left side and banked the shot
over Henderson.
D.J. Augustin’s 3-point attempt
off a side inbounds play didn’t fall
and D.J. White’s putback at the
buzzer rolled off the rim as time
LeBron James scored 35 points
and Chris Bosh chipped in with 25
as the Heat overcame a sluggish
first half in front of 19,614, the larg-
est crowd ever to see a Bobcats
game at Time Warner Cable Arena.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Kevin
Durant scored 32 points, James
Harden added 20 and Oklahoma
City Thunder remained undefeated.
Kendrick Perkins added 10
for Oklahoma City but point guard
Russell Westbrook had only four
points, all on free throws while misfir-
ing on 13 shots from the field.
Zach Randolph finished with 24
points, while Rudy Gay scored 19
and Marc Gasol added 16 points.
Each had 12 rebounds.
Jeremy Pargo, filling in for point
guard Mike Conley, who aggravated
a left ankle injury in the game’s early
stages, had 15 points and seven
SAN ANTONIO — Manu Ginobili
scored 24 points and DeJuan Blair
added 20 to lead San Antonio to its
17th straight home victory over the
Blake Griffin scored 28 points for
the Clippers, while Chris Paul was
held to 3-of-10 shooting and finished
with 10 points.
Richard Jefferson added 19
points on 8-of-9 shooting for the
Spurs, who hit 45-of-80 shots from
the field while limiting the Clippers to
29-of-74 shooting.
NEW ORLEANS — Jarrett Jack
had 21 points and nine assists in
his season debut and New Orleans
dominated in its home opener
against winless Boston.
The Celtics are 0-3 for the first
time since 2006-07, the season
before they traded to bring Kevin
Garnett and Ray Allen in to help star
Paul Pierce. Pierce has yet to play
this season because of a bruised right
heel. Allen led Boston with 15 points.
The Hornets, meanwhile, were
without Eric Gordon, who bruised his
right knee in a season-opening win
at Phoenix. Carl Landry pitched in
with 20 points and 11 rebounds.
DENVER — Nene scored 25
points, reserve Al Harrington had
18 points and seven rebounds and
Denver rolled over Utah.
Ty Lawson had 15 points and
Danilo Gallinari had 11 points and
five rebounds for the Nuggets.
Al Jefferson had 19 points and
rookie Alec Burks had 15 points
for Utah.
OAKLAND, Calif. — Monta Ellis
shook off a terrible first half to finish
with 22 points and eight assists,
Brandon Rush added 19 points off
the bench and Golden State beat
New York.
Playing without injured guard
Stephen Curry, the Warriors led by
as much as 19. Ish Smith had 11
points, four assists and six rebounds
while starting in place of Curry.
Rookie Kyrie Irving had 14 points
and seven assists to help Cleveland
spoil Detroit’s first home opener with
new owner Tom Gores.
Reserve Samardo Samuels
scored 17 and Ramon Sessions
had 16 points off the bench for
the Cavaliers, who got 15 points
from Antawn Jamison and 10 points
apiece from Anderson Varejao and
rookie Tristan Thompson.
Detroit Ben Gordon had 25
points and rookie reserve Brandon
Knight scored 23.
76ERS 103, SUNS 83
PHOENIX — Andre Iguodala
scored 15 points to lead six play-
ers in double figures and added six
assists for Philadelphia.
Jrue Holiday and Thaddeus
Young also scored 15 apiece for
the Sixers, who used a 19-0 run at
the beginning of the third quarter to
extend a 14-point halftime lead to
67-34 with 6:44 remaining.
Ronnie Price, signed as a free
agent on Dec. 13, matched a career
high with 16 points and Grant Hill
and Hakim Warrick each added 14
each for the Suns.
ATLANTA — Joe Johnson led
another balanced attack with 18
points and Atlanta beat Washington.
The Hawks have had six players
score in double figures in each of
their first two wins to open the sea-
son. Tracy McGrady had 11 points
off the bench to join Atlanta’s five
starters in double figures.
Marvin Williams scored 17
points, Josh Smith had 15 points
and 10 rebounds, and Al Horford
added another double-double with
11 points and 10 boards.
Nick Young had 21 points and
John Wall added 20 for Washington,
which has lost its first two games.
JaVale McGee had 15 points and
12 rebounds for the Wizards, who
never led.
TORONTO — Danny Granger
scored nine of his 21 points in the
fourth quarter and Indiana beat
spoiled Toronto’s home opener.
Paul George had 18 points, David
West scored 14 and Roy Hibbert
had 12 points and 10 rebounds.
Indiana won for the seventh time in
11 games against Toronto.
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OTTAWA – Ohio Farmers
Union (OFU) announced
two scholarship contests for
Farmers Union young people
to assist them in pursuing a
post-secondary education.
The 2012 Joseph Fichter
Scholarship Contest awards
$1,000 to the winner and $250
to two runners-up. Any mem-
ber of OFU who is a high
school junior or senior, or
enrolled as a college freshman
is eligible to apply. Participants
are to submit an application
obtained from OFU and a dou-
ble-spaced typed 500–1,000-
word essay on “As a high
school student, how can you
help promote good nutrition?”
Essays will be judged 50 per-
cent for creativity, 25 percent
for topic development, and 25
percent for presentation.
OFU’s 2012 Virgil
Thompson Memorial
Scholarship, sponsored by
OFU Diversified Insurance
Service LLC, awards $1,000
to the winner and $500 to two
runners-up. Any member of
OFU who is enrolled as a full-
time college sophomore, junior
or senior is eligible to apply.
Participants are to submit an
application obtained from
OFU and a double-spaced
typed 750-1,000 word essay
on “Will hydraulic fractur-
ing, “fracking,” be positive or
negative for Ohio?” Essays
will be judged 50 percent for
creativity, 25 percent for topic
development, and 25 percent
for presentation.
The three finalists from
both contests will present their
essays during the Ohio Farmers
Union 78th Anniversary to be
held Jan. 27-28 in Columbus.
The winner of both contests
will be announced at the con-
clusion of the convention. The
award will be made payable to
the winner and the winner’s
choice of institution of higher
learning at the time of enroll-
Both scholarships are also
available to youth whose
parents or grandparents are
members of OFU. A special
youth membership is available
to young people ages 21 and
under or until age 24 if enrolled
in an institute of higher learn-
ing. To become a member of
OFU, call 800-321-3671. The
application and essays must be
postmarked by Dec. 31. All
submitted essays will be judged
by educational professionals
not associated with OFU.
For more information on
the scholarship contest and
its requirements or to obtain
an application, please con-
tact OFU at 800-321-3671
or check out Ohio Farmers
Union Scholarships under the
Education tab at www.ohfarm-
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application to: Ohio Farmers
Union, Attn: Scholarship
Essay Contest, P. O. Box 363,
Ottawa, Ohio 45875.
Ohio Farmers Union announces two scholarship contests
Texas drought takes cow numbers down by 600K
The Associated Press
LUBBOCK, Texas — The worst drought
in Texas’ history has led to the largest-ever
one-year decline in the leading cattle-state’s
cow herd, raising the likelihood of increased
beef prices as the number of animals decline
and demand remains strong.
Since Jan. 1, the number of cows in Texas
has dropped by about 600,000, a 12 percent
decline from the roughly 5 million cows the
state had at the beginning of the year, said
David Anderson, who monitors beef markets
for the Texas AgriLife Extension Service.
That’s likely the largest drop in the number
of cows any state has ever seen, though Texas
had a larger percentage decline from 1934 to
1935, when ranchers were reeling from the
Great Depression and Dust Bowl, Anderson
Anderson said many cows were moved
“somewhere there’s grass,” but lots of oth-
ers were slaughtered. He said that in Texas,
Oklahoma, New Mexico, Louisiana and
Arkansas, about 200,000 more cattle were
slaughtered this year, a 20 percent increase
over last year.
That extra supply could help meet increased
demand from China and other countries, but
the loss of cows likely will mean fewer cattle
in future years.
“Consumers are going to pay more because
we’re going to have less beef,” Anderson said.
“Fewer cows, calves, less beef production and
increasing exports.”
The U.S. Department of Agriculture esti-
mates that beef prices will increase up to
5.5 in 2012, in part because the number of
cattle has declined. That follows a 9 percent
increase in beef prices in the past year.
Oklahoma, the nation’s second-largest cat-
tle producer, also saw about a 12 percent drop
in cows, Oklahoma State University agricul-
ture economist Derrell Peel said.
Anderson said beef production nationally
will be down 4 percent next year.
In Texas, the problem is primarily due to
the worst single-year drought in the state’s
history. From January through November the
state got just 46 percent of its normal rainfall
of about 26 inches.
The drought was the result of a La Nina
weather pattern, which brings drier than nor-
mal conditions to the southwestern states.
Forecasters have said La Nina is back, mean-
ing another dry year for Texas, Oklahoma and
other nearby states.
The lack of rain coupled with blistering
summer heat caused pastures to wither, leav-
ing rancher with the choice of buying feed for
the cattle or selling them.
Betsy Ross, a 75-year-old rancher from the
small central Texas community of Granger,
said she sold all but 80 of the 225 grass-fed
animals she had in January. With feed costs
up 40 percent and her pasture parched, Ross
said she didn’t have any other option.
“It’s not a profitable year, heavens no,” she
said. “If you can’t keep them on grass when
they’re grass fed you’re not going to make
any money.”
About 200 miles north in Sulphur Springs,
Texas, part-time rancher Dwyatt Bell said pro-
ducers in his part of the state sold off up to half
their herds. Bell said high prices for cattle have
helped offset increases expenses, but many
ranchers still are struggling to stay afloat.
“It’s been a rough year,” he said.
Across Texas, the drought has caused an
estimated $5.2 billion in losses to farmers
and livestock producers, and that figure is
expected to rise
Nationally, the number of cows has
dropped by an estimated 617,000 this year,
a 2 percent decline from the 30.9 million
animals on Jan. 1. That number would be
larger, but states in northern plains such as
North Dakota, South Dakota and Nebraska,
increased their cow herd.
Anderson said it’s unclear whether high
beef prices would hurt U.S. sales or limit
exports. The U.S. is the world third largest
consumer of beef per capita at 85.5 pounds
per year. Uruguay is first at 137 pounds per
“Exports have been the strongest part of
beef demand all year and they’re expected to
remain so but higher prices should constrain
their growth,” he said.
By Glen Arnold,
Ag educator
OSU Extension,
Putnam County

The annual Putnam County
OSU Extension Agronomy
night is scheduled for 6:30
p.m. Jan. 26 at the Kalida K
of C Hall.
Once again, Agronomy
Night will have a wide vari-
ety of topics presented by
Extension specialists and
local industry people.
Topics for the evening
will include “Soil Structure
and Its Impact on the
Absorption or Runoff of
Rainfall” presented by Mark
Scarpitti, Soil Agronomist
with USDA/NRCS. Good
soil structure allows crops
to grow great root structures
and also encourages water
“Wheat Scab Fungicides-
Research Trail Results From
2011” will be the second
topic for the evening. The
presenter will be Pierce
Paul, Associate Professor,
OSU/OARDC Department
of Plant Pathology. He will
be discussing results on the
ongoing research at OARDC
on head scab fungicides that
farmers have needed each of
the past two seasons. Andy
Michel, Assistant Professor,
OSU/OARDC Department of
Entomology will be reporting
on “Western Bean Cutworm
and Other Insect Issues Ohio
is Dealing With.”
The final topic at
Agronomy Night will be
a report on the “Two Year
Summary of Cereal Rye &
Oilseed Radish Test Plots
Results,” Presented by Glen
Arnold OSU Extension and
Albert Maag, Putnam County
SWCD. The Putnam County
Extension and SWCD offic-
es have established 10 cover
crop plots involving cereal
rye and radishes over the
past two years and have yield
data from most of the plots
indicating there is some crop
yield increase from cover
crops while also preventing
winter soil erosion.
There is no cost to attend
Agronomy Night thanks to
financial support from local
Agricultural businesses. The
program will not completely
recertify a farmer’s license
but they can receive more
than half their needed credits
for a $10 fee. CCA credits are
also available for Certified
Crop Advisors.
BBQ pork, turkey sand-
wiches and drinks will be
provided at the break.
2012 Putnam
County Agronomy
Night set Jan. 26
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I just got a shirt back from the laundry today.
$6.75. When did the price jump from $2.25 a
shirt to $6.75? There must be some mistake.
“No mistake. They haven’t been $2.25 since
Bush -- the first one -- was president.” I guess I
haven’t been paying attention.
Sue and I ate at a local restaurant that sells
homemade muffins, sandwiches and boutique
sodas and chips from companies I’ve never
heard of. We both had a sandwich and a soda.
$26.41. Mistake on the bill? No.
Gas was $3.58 a gallon when I filled up.
Whew! At least it’s not $4.50 again. But I have
a feeling it will be.
“We should be drilling for more oil right
here, right now,” my friends say. They seem
to think the oil companies are going to turn
around and give everyone free oil if we let them
do what they want. I bet them $10,000 that oil
will end up being more expensive. Last year I
would have bet them only $5, but the price of
betting has gone up.
The cost of air travel is through the roof.
Airlines haven’t started charging for carry-on
luggage yet, but you can bet they’re thinking
about it. The airlines blame the high prices on
the cost of security; someone has to pay for
strip-searching Grandma and the see-through-
your-clothes X-ray machines.
Airlines could save a lot of money on
security, though. Just make a rule that instead
of air marshals with guns, some big executive
from the airline must be on each flight. In coach.
No terrorist would ever get on the plane, you
can count on it. And suddenly, there’d be plenty
of legroom. That’s what I call having skin in the
game. Your own skin.
Getting my teeth cleaned costs $125. A night
in the hospital is $2,500 for “observation.” God
forbid hospitals should actually try to cure you.
Sue and I could go on a two-week-long cruise
for that -- with gourmet meals and sunshine.
Which is probably why I’m sick -- not enough
gourmet meals and sunshine. Maybe that’s the
cure the hospitals have been looking for.
I don’t want to sound like one of those
old guys who just talks about what the price
of things used
to be when he
was a kid. I’m
talking about the
difference in the
price of things
since last year.
Apples, $1.99
a pound. That’s
two apples. Tiny avocados, five for $6. Steak is
cheaper than fish.
The housing crisis is still going on. I keep
reading how much home values have declined.
It’s a good time to get a deal on real estate, they
say. So all the million-dollar homes are now
half a million dollars. What a great deal! Only,
I don’t have close to half a million dollars to
spend on a house. A hotel-room-sized studio
apartment across the street from where we used
to live in Manhattan is on the market for $1.5
million. On top of that is a $3,000-a-month
maintenance fee. What was it before the
housing collapse?
There’s a show on HGTV called “House
Hunters International,” and each episode
follows a couple who is either moving to
another country or buying a second home
in another country. When asked about their
budget for the new house, they always say
something like, “We’re looking for something
in the $450,000 range.” They also don’t seem
too worried about where the money’s coming
from to put their two kids through college. But
the most disturbing thing is that they always
turn out to be average, normal people -- she’s
a nurse and he’s an accountant. And they can
afford a second home, in a foreign country?
Which means they can also afford to get there
and get the time off to enjoy it and all that that
“What,” I ask myself after watching the
show, “am I doing wrong?” It’s also what Sue
says every day after poking her head into my
(Jim Mullen’s new book, “Now in
Paperback,” is now in paperback. You can
reach him at jimmullenbooks.com.)
More expensive by the dozen
Jim Mullen
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access anything
inside them.
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what you already have on hand rather than
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Egg cartons and ice cube trays: Use them to
organize small items such as golf balls, jewelry,
craft supplies, baby socks, seeds, rubber bands,
loose change, garden seeds, etc. These fit nicely
in drawers and the items won’t slide around and
become a jumbled mess anymore.
Boxes: Food boxes like those for butter, tea and
pasta can be cut down and covered with contact
paper to organize a drawer. One reader, Libby
from Canada, shares: “I store shopping bags in
empty tissue boxes in a drawer or cabinet. One
box can hold a lot of bags, and it’s easy to pull
one out through the opening as needed.”
Shoe boxes: These sturdy boxes can fit in a
deep drawer. They are easy to label and they
come in a variety of sizes. Reuse them to hold
items such as mail, first-aid materials, manicure
supplies, CDs, spare adapters, art and craft
supplies, greeting cards, scarves, coupons, small
toys, school and office supplies, photos or socks
and pantyhose. The list goes on and on.
(Sara Noel is the owner of Frugal Village (www.
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money-saving strategies for everyday living. To send
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Van Wert.
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inlot 4373, Van Wert.
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of section 23, Tully
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Bradley J. Reid, Linda
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10 - The Herald Thursday, December 29, 2011
By Bernice Bede Osol
Hubby takes
stand with
Dear Annie: I have been
with my husband, “Andrew,”
for 10 years. During this time,
I have witnessed the way he
is treated by his stepmother.
His father always defended
his wife when she insulted
or hurt Andrew, saying “she
didn’t mean it that way.”
Believe me, she
always said exactly
what she meant.
This woman
is emotionally
abusive. She told
Andrew from a
young age that he
couldn’t be her hus-
band’s son because
they look nothing
alike. She claims
he deserved her
treatment because
he was bratty as a
child. Andrew says
he was probably acting out
because his biological mother
left him, and he didn’t want
to be close to another person
who could break his heart.
Last year, we decided to
move closer to the family
to help patch things up, but
things did not go as planned.
In fact, it got worse. Andrew
finally had the guts to tell his
stepmother how she has made
him feel all these years. I also
spoke my mind to defend my
husband because someone
needed to be on Andrew’s
side for once.
So we basically have been
kicked out of the family.
The Bible says to “honor thy
mother and father,” but we are
struggling with this. I believe
in forgiveness, but does that
mean we pretend like nothing
happened? Why is Andrew
being punished for expressing
how he feels? -- Hurt and
Confused in Wisconsin
Dear Wisconsin: People
don’t want to hear unpleas-
ant truths about themselves,
especially when they don’t
much like you to begin with.
While your approach seems
justified, it doesn’t sound
especially diplomatic, and
this is why the response was
so harsh. See if Andrew can
get your in-laws to go with
him for family counseling.
He should say that he loves
them and wants to repair this
Dear Annie: My out-of-
work, depressed, alcoholic,
diabetic husband rarely leaves
the house. He has no friends
and no hobbies, but he is well
informed and has an opinion
on everything, so he subjects
us to unending tirades. He
spouts that he is qualified to
do any job, and yet he won’t
lift a finger to get one or take
a class to improve his skills.
He eats, sleeps, watches
TV and reads the newspaper.
He takes no interest in the
children at all. We are deeply
in debt due to his unemploy-
ment. I do not want to stay,
but cannot afford to leave.
Please help. -- Forlorn
Dear Forlorn: If your
husband refuses to help him-
self, you must do what is
best for yourself and your
children. Talk to your cler-
gyperson. Ask your doc-
tor for assistance. Contact
Al-Anon (al-anon.
alateen.org) and the
American Diabetes
Association (dia-
betes.org). Are you
working outside
the home? Can you
find a job, even part
time, that will help
support your fam-
ily? Would your
family be willing
to help? Please
look into ways to
become more finan-
cially independent,
while also seeking sources of
emotional support.
Dear Annie: I am in the
same boat as the wife of
“Chagrined in Chicago,” as
are many women. I have abso-
lutely no desire for sex what-
soever. It cannot be aroused
by any means. What was once
exciting is now uncomfort-
able and unwanted.
I have tried various cures
and have submitted in the
name of keeping a happy
marriage, but it is not work-
ing. I resent being pushed
into trying harder. One of
us is going to be “deprived.”
Why should it be me?
I cannot see a happy solu-
tion to the problem, but I am
so tired of being given sug-
gestions like “put on your
sexiest nightie” or “watch
an erotic movie together.”
Nature has pulled the plug.
Why isn’t there a pill to
make a man less interested
so we are on an even foot-
ing? -- Arizona
Dear Arizona: We know
a lot of women who would be
quite interested in that pill.
Annie’s Mailbox
It’s likely that in the year ahead
you will experience a significant
improvement in your personal
relationships. One of the biggest
causes of this is that someone who
is jealous of you and has caused you
complications will be leaving the
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
-- Write down any special instructions
being given to you instead of
trusting them to memory. It’s far less
embarrassing than having to go back
and ask for them a second time.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19)
-- The best way to make a concerted
effort to be money-conscious is
to think about how much you’re
spending and for what ends, before
making that expensive purchase.
PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) --
Strive to be self-sufficient, because
someone whom you think is a staunch
helper might suddenly abandon you
when the job gets even the slightest
bit tough. Don’t depend on anyone.
ARIES (March 21-April 19) --
Don’t put off an important chore that
needs to be taken care of immediately.
The longer you let it go, the more the
situation will deteriorate, increasing
the work you would have to do to set
things right.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- If
you know that you won’t be welcomed
with open arms, don’t go anywhere
near a certain person. An encounter
would only make you feel worse than
you already do.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) --
It would be best not to discuss with
anybody the difficulties you’re having
with a relative, because talking about it
is likely to only make you feel worse.
Put it out of your mind for now.
CANCER (June 21-July 22)
-- Your desire will make it difficult
for you to discern between what is
reasonable optimism and what is
just plain wishful thinking. Don’t let
anything cloud your judgment.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Take
a second look at a joint venture that
requires money down. Make sure that
you’re not the only one who is asked
to put up the financial costs -- parity
is important.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Be
careful not to underestimate persons
with whom you are negotiating a
critical matter. You might be an
extremely good horse trader, but they
could be sharper still.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) --
Don’t put up with someone constantly
looking over your shoulder, especially
if you’re working on a tedious task
that requires concentration. It’s too
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- If
you find yourself in a social situation
where one person in particular seems
to be getting all the limelight, don’t let
your fury show. Get the attention of
others by complimenting them.
21) -- Finding a scapegoat to blame for
all the problems you are encountering
will only make you look weak. No
one is perfect, not even you, so make
light of your difficulties.

COPYRIGHT 2011 United Feature Syndicate,
Thursday, December 29, 2011 The Herald — 11
(UMS) – Everyone hates high heat
bills. But we’re all sick and tired of
turning the thermostat down and
freezing our buns off.
That’s why Sears knew they had a
home-run on their hands with the first-
ever low-cost appliance with Hybrid-
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The brand-new portable L.E.D. Heat
Surge HT sips so little energy, you can
run it for a full 12-hour day or night for
just about a buck.
This modern marvel, hailed as the
zone heating ‘Miracle Heater,’ caused
such a frenzy at Sears stores, one
shopper refused to leave until she got
one. Since there were none in stock,
store managers were forced to hand
over the store’s only floor model,
against store policy.
So today, immediate action is being
taken to give more people, more ways
to get them.
Beginning at 8:30 a.m., today’s read-
ers are allowed to phone in or snag
one online. Heat Surge even posted a
2-Day Double Coupon which has been
reprinted on this page for today’s
readers to use.
By using this coupon, everyone
who calls is being rewarded with
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at just $299. Since this is a Double
Coupon Deal, it not only gives you
an extraordinary discount, but also
entitles you to free shipping and
handling, totaling $227 off. So now
everyone has a fair shot at getting
“Folks are saving money every-
where by zone heating with the new
Heat Surge HT,” said Kris Rumel,
the company’s analyst tracking the
impact Heat Surge is having on con-
sumer heat bills.
Thi s al l start ed when Sears
wanted the world-famous ‘Amish
Miracle Heater’ that everyone was
asking for.
The shy but now famous Amish
craftsman said Sears made the most
sense. “I’d reckon they’re the oldest
and most trusted in the country,” one
of the Amish craftsmen known as
Melvin said.
“We’ve been saving folks money, big
money. And we know it because we’re
hearin’ about it,” he said.
“They know about our quality. No
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we’re making them right here in the
good ole USA,” Melvin said.
Di rector of Technology David
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like some metal box that just sits
there. So we turned to our Amish
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to look like a sleek, slim fireplace that
has no real flames.”
“The peacef ul f l i cker of the
‘ Fi reless Flame’ is so beauti ful,
everyone thinks it’s real, but it’s
totally safe to the touch. All you do is
just plug it in,” Martin said.
People from Maine to Mississippi
and even Florida and Arizona are
flocking to get them because they are
finally able to give their central heat a
rest during this long, frigid winter.
According to the avalanche of con-
sumer reviews, people absolutely
swear by them, repeatedly saying, “it
saves money,” “looks beautiful,” and
“keeps you warm head to toe, floor to
ceiling.” And the word is getting out.
That’s why people are clamoring to
get them.
But Martin said right now the real
problem is making sure the Amish
craftsmen can keep up with the lin-
gering winter rush.
That’s why the Double Coupon
expires in two days.
So for readers hoping to get the new
Heat Surge for themselves and take
care of gifts for others, there is good
You can use the 2-Day Double
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a catch. You can only get away with
it for the next two days from the
date of today’s publication by call-
ing the National Appliance Center at
Then, when it arrives, you’ll be
rushing to turn down that thermo-
stat. Just plug it in, watch your heat
bills hit rock bottom, and never be
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NGOTTA HAVE ONE: People are flocking to Sears stores everywhere to get the brand-new Heat Surge HT. An eager crowd remained respectful as Jonas Miller
stages a promotional delivery event. “I heard so much about the Amish Miracle Heater but couldn’t find where to get one,” an excited Mary Straughn said. That’s
why a National Appliance Hotline has been set up for today’s readers who can’t rush out to get one. Readers who call the Hotline at 1-800-618-8510 will get free
delivery with an extraordinary 2-Day Double Coupon that has been reprinted below.
Universal Media Syndicate
How It Works: You get 74º of bone-soothing room heat even when the
home thermostat is turned down to 59º with the first-ever Heat Surge HT
NBLANKET FREE COMFORT: “We just couldn’t take another winter of al-
ways being cold. And we also got one for the kids to help them with their
heat bills,” Julia White said.

An avalanche of unsolicited consumer reviews gives the company the reason to boast an overwhelming
Consumer ‘Best Buy’ on the HeatReport.com website. Consumers should be aware of the fakes out there.
This Hybrid-Thermic ‘Miracle Heater’ can never be found at Wal-Mart®, not at Lowe’s®, not at Home Depot®, and
none of the Club Stores. “Accept no imitations. If it does not have the Heat Surge name on it, it is not real Amish and it is not Hybrid-Thermic™. I repeat, if it does
not have the Heat Surge name on it, you are getting ripped off,” said Heat Surge Chief Compliance Officer, Bob Knowles. The Heat Surge has earned the coveted
Underwriters Laboratories certification and is protected by a limited full year replacement or money back warranty and 30-day Satisfaction Guarantee.
A Consumer Best Buy
©2011 HS P5878A OF15463R-1
Public lines up for new low-cost
appliance that slashes heat bills
Amish craftsmen vow to keep up with rush for brand-new Hybrid-Thermic

‘Miracle Heater’ that
uses about the same energy as a coffee maker per hour, so just plug it in and never be cold again
N MODERN MARVEL: The revolutionary
Heat Surge HT micro-furnace fits in any room
because it’s packed inside a small Amish-built
cabinet that measures just 25" high, 18" wide,
and 12" deep.
This is the revolutionary Heat Surge HT, the first-ever appliance with Hybrid-Thermic™ heat technology.
Hybrid-Thermic heat technology is an engineering genius so advanced, it actually uses a micro-furnace
from the Coast of China and a thermal heat exchanger to perform its miracles. The thermal heat exchanger
acts like the rays of the sun to heat you, the kids, the pets and everything else. The micro-furnace then
heats all the surrounding air. Together, this Hybrid-Thermic heat technology warms both you and the air
around you, taking care of all the cold spots. In fact, it actually produces bone-soothing heat to help you
feel good.
This modern marvel uses L.E.D. technology and just a trickle of electricity and saves you money based
on a U.S. average that says it uses only about 9¢ of electricity an hour on the standard setting, yet it pro-
duces up to an amazing 4,606 British Thermal Units (BTU’s) on the high setting. But here’s the big surprise.
It’s not just a metal box that be-
longs in a basement. The Heat
Surge HT is a showpiece in any
room. That’s because it has the
ambiance of a real fireplace, but
it has no real flames. Its Fireless
Flame® technology makes it safe
to the touch.
The portable Heat Surge HT
comes installed in a genuine
Amish- built wood cabinet made
in the heartland of Ohio. They are
hand-rubbed, stained, and var-
nished. When it arrives, all you
do is just plug it in.
N ZONE HEATING SLASHES HEAT BILLS: Notice how the home thermostat
is turned down to 59º. The left shows the Heat Surge Hybrid-Thermic ‘Miracle
Heater’ blanketing the whole-room with 74º of warmth.
Home thermostat set at 59º
Room Temp
Heat Surge HT
Room Temp
Regular Heat
NSAFE: The beautiful L.E.D. Fireless Flame on the new Heat Surge HT is so stun-
ning, everyone thinks it’s real, but it’s actually safe to the touch. It’s so safe, it’s
where the kids will play & the pets will sleep.
N JUST 2 DAYS REMAIN: An extraordinary
$227. 00 Doubl e Coupon Deal has been
authorized for today’s readers. To use the
$227.00 coupon and get the Heat Surge HT for
just $299, you must call the National Appliance
Center at 1-800-618-8510. Because it’s a
Double Coupon, it entitles you to FREE Shipping
and Handling, but only for those that beat the
EXPIRES 2 Days From Today’s Publication Date
After Coupon Expires: $526.00
TO USE THIS COUPON: Call the National Appliance Center
Hotline at 1-800-618-8510 and give the operator the 2-Day Double
Coupon Code shown below the barcode which also entitles you to
FREE Shipping & Handling.
T H 1 1 0 8
$227.00 o
FREE Shipping & Handling
N On any ONE (1) Heat Surge HT™
Hybrid-Thermic™ Miracle Heater
in Dark Oak or Light Oak finish
delivered to your door with
How to get the Double Coupon Deal: Phone in to use coupon now
12 – The Herald Thursday, December 29, 2011
Answers to Wednesday’s questions:
The 1929 stock market crash inspired ice-cream maker
William Dreyer to name a flavor Rocky Road. He thought
the name would make people smile because it described
both the economy and the texture of his blend of walnuts
(now almonds), marshmallows and chocolate ice cream.
The first players in the All-American Girls Professional
Basketball League were required to attend charm school
classes during spring training.
Today’s questions:
What U.S. university offers a performance degree in
How many times was TV soap opera star Susan Lucci
nominated for an Emmy Award before she won?
Answers in Friday’s Herald
Today’s words:
Cacoepy: incorrect pronunciation
Tycolysis: accident prevention
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Moore. He received a $100
scholarship and certificate of
May 13
Jennings Local Schools
broke ground for the Mary Lou
Altenburger Outdoor Science
Lab. The lab was intended to
expose students to a wide range
of renewable energy sources,
their interconnected nature and
their relationship to economics
and beyond. Altenburger was
one of two science teachers at
Fort Jennings High School; she
passed away after 33 years of
May 16
Vantage Career Center cel-
ebrated the ground-breaking
for its $34 million renovation
and expansion project with
plenty of honored guests and
well-wishers. The renovations
planned were an additional
69,000 square feet of class-
room space and the renovation
of all but three labs.
May 20
Four local Scouts from
Boy Scout Troop 65 earned
the rank of Eagle Scout. They
were: Sean Wagner, son of
Paula and Brian Wagner; Chris
Goodwin, son of Steve and
Sandy Goodwin; Jon Miller,
son of Jerald and Mary Jo
Miller; and Mitchell Antalis,
son of Greg and Kim Antalis.
May 20
Three new monuments were
added to Delphos Veterans
Memorial Park at Fifth and
Main Streets. Markers rep-
resenting the Persian Gulf,
Afghanistan and Iraq wars
were placed just north of the
stage and granite podium.
May 31
Despite sweltering heat,
hundreds assembled at the
Delphos Veterans Memorial
Park to honor the men and
women who fought and died
for freedom. VFW Post 3035
and its auxiliary and color
guard, American Legion Post
268 and the Delphos Veterans
Council performed the cere-
June 2
As part of Delphos City
Pride Day, a city clean-up,
the Kiwanis K-kids sent out
2,200 trash bags around the
community for residents to fill.
Local students pitched in and
delivered bags to front doors.
K-kids finished up deliveries
the following day.
June 4
Delphos Fire and Rescue
was called to a storm drain
on the north side of East
Second Street where a walker
noticed a gray kitten had fallen
in a storm drain. Paramedic/
Firefighter Corey Meyer held
onto Platoon Chief Kevin
Streets as he reached into the
storm sewer to rescue the kit-
June 8
American Legion Post 268
chose Jefferson High School
junior Brandon Bigelow, son of
Deb Smith, and St. John’s High
School junior Ryan Smith, son
of Wayne and Lisa Smith, to
travel to Bowling Green State
University to participate in the
American Legion Buckeye
Boys State.
June 11
A group of young people
from the Netherlands stopped
in Delphos on their way
through Ohio. The group of
20 ate lunch at The Grind
and visited the Bunge North
America facility because the
company started in their coun-
try. The group was a part of
an organization called NAJK
June 13
Jefferson inductees to the
Hall of Honor class of 2011
were announced at the Delphos
Eagles Lodge to a crowd of
more than 175. Dr. Scott
Wolery of the class of 1973
and Gary Mack were the hon-
June 17
The Delphos Relay for Life
kicked off at 6 p.m., featuring
22 teams. Nearly 100 survivors
were registered for the open-
ing Survivor’s Lap. The total
raised was $73,356.
June 30
The Ohio Water
Environment Association
awarded the City of Delphos
with its Facility Image Award
for cleanliness at the wastewa-
ter treatment plant. Wastewater
Superintendent Todd Teman
says his department prides
itself on keeping it looking
as good as the day it opened.
“This award is a big deal in the
wastewater industry in Ohio. It
recognizes the city, especially
the wastewater department, on
the way it takes care of the
facility,” he said.
Jennings Local Schools broke ground for the Mary Lou Altenburger Outdoor Science
Lab. The lab was intended to expose students to a wide range of renewable energy sourc-
es, their interconnected nature and their relationship to economics and beyond.
Delphos Fire and Rescue Platoon Chief Kevin Streets and other personnel rescued a
wayward kitten from a storm drain on June 3.
The 9th annual Relay for Life of Delphos moved to the east side of Jefferson High
School this year.
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sion. I wanted 10TV from
Columbus and I just couldn’t
understand why an Ohio city
couldn’t get a station from our
state capital. I collected signa-
tures but didn’t get anywhere
with Time-Warner Cable,
which is who we have the
contract with,” he said. “This
was my complaint at the time;
they told me the reason they
couldn’t do that was the moun-
tains around Bellefontaine but
Fort Jennings gets it.”
After 30 years of teach-
ing in Van Wert and another
8 years at the University of
Northwestern Ohio, Eickholt
is clearing his schedule to take
extended vacations and visit
more with children and grand-
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compared with 29 percent
who felt it was a good one.
A partisan divide, much
like the one that ruled
Washington this year, seems
the only split in public opin-
ion on 2011. Democrats were
most likely to view 2011
positively (40 percent called
it good), while independents
and Republicans were less
effusive. Beyond that, the
poll found general agreement
that 2011 is best left in the
Mary Burke, 57, of
Ridgeland, S.C., felt eco-
nomic pain in 2011. She
saw prices rise for all of her
expenses, from her light bill
to groceries. “Paying $5 for
a jar of mayonnaise is outra-
geous,” she said.
Food and gas prices
surged in 2011, but the most
recent Consumer Price Index
shows inflation leveling off.
November statistics from the
government showed a year-
over-year inflation rate of 3.4
percent, the smallest such rise
since April.
The AP-GfK poll found
consumers are sensing the
change. Just 18 percent of
adults expect consumer pric-
es to rise at a faster pace in
the coming year, the low-
est share to say so since the
poll first asked the question
in March. Most (51 percent)
expect prices to rise at the
same rate or more slowly.
And as the nation’s eco-
nomic fortunes overall appear
to be tilting slightly positive,
the public’s expectations for
the economy in the coming
year are at their highest point
since spring. According to
the poll, 37 percent expect
economic improvement in the
next 12 months, compared
with 24 percent who think the
economy will slide downhill.
That’s the first time since
May that significantly more
people said things will get
better than get worse.
On a personal level, 36
percent think their house-
hold’s financial situation
will improve over the next
12 months, while 11 per-
cent think it will worsen.
Americans’ financial ebbs
and flows affect their person-
al outlook for 2012. Those
whose households have faced
a job loss in the past six
months or who describe their
current financial situation as
poor are less optimistic about
what 2012 holds for them
and their families than others,
though that does not carry
over to their forecast for the
nation in 2012.
Optimism about the
nation’s path varies with
views of the economy’s direc-
tion. Those who say things
have looked better in the past
month are generally optimis-
tic (79 percent), while just
half of those who say things
are getting worse feel posi-
tive about what 2012 holds
for the country. And about
6 in 10 of those who distrust
the two major political parties
to handle the economy or job
creation are pessimistic about
how 2012 will turn out for
the nation.
Burke said she is angered
by politicians in Washington
who she believes fail to look
out for the interests of the
American people.
“They don’t care about me
and you,” she said. “They
only care how they are going
to line their pockets.” As
for the economy and nation
improving in 2012, she said,
“I pray and hope.”
The partisan divide in
impressions of 2011 persists
in the outlook for 2012, with
Democrats more optimistic
than either Republicans or
independents. But expecta-
tions for next year’s presiden-
tial contest appear not to be a
factor. Most partisans on both
sides foresee victory for their
side in the November 2012
presidential election: Three-
quarters of Democrats say
they think President Barack
Obama will win re-election;
three-quarters of Republicans
say he will not.
Vermont reopens highway
destroyed by Irene
The Associated Press
After the hauling of hundreds
of thousands of tons of rock
and tens of thousands of man-
hours on heavy equipment,
Vermont is ready to celebrate
the completion of a Herculean
task and the biggest single
engineering challenge fol-
lowing the flooding from the
remnants of Hurricane Irene:
the reopening of the last state
highway washed out by the
Just in time for the new
year, and four months after the
storm hit, Vermont officials are
planning to mark the reopen-
ing of Route 107 between
Bethel and Stockbridge. The
state highway is the last to
reopen after being closed by
The ceremony today at the
Stockbridge Central School
marks the completion of a
huge undertaking in the state’s
recovery, but much remains
to be done as dozens are still
struggling to rebuild their
homes and their lives. The
state is just totaling up the bill,
and the Legislature is prepar-
ing to deal with a variety of
Irene-induced, long-term chal-
But it was the repairing of
Route 107 that posed one of
the biggest challenges follow-
ing the storm that left a dozen
towns cut off from the outside
world for days, damaged or
destroyed more than 500 miles
of roads and 200 bridges, killed
six and reshaped much of the
low-lying countryside.
The stretch of high-
way between Bethel and
Stockbridge is one of the
state’s major east-west arter-
ies, and sections of the high-
way were part of the riverbank
where the road and the White
River pass through a narrow
cut in the Green Mountains.
Irene’s run through Vermont
on Aug. 28 funneled record
volumes of water through that
narrow pass where it slammed
the riverbanks and, eventually,
tore them to pieces.
“All of a sudden the road
ended and then we were look-
ing at river and mud and what
used to be huge sheets of
asphalt that had shifted into
the river,” said Maine Army
National Guard Capt. Norman
Stickney, of Gardiner, who
arrived five days after the
storm to begin rebuilding.
“It was like something fell
from the sky and completely
crushed all of the asphalt and
scooped it away and dumped
it into the river.”
Irene tore Vermont apart.
The downtowns of communi-
ties as far apart as Whitingham
in southern Vermont to
Waterbury, just west of
Montpelier, were flooded to
levels not seen since the state’s
epic flood of 1927.
The remnants of Irene
forced the state to abandon,
at least for now, much of its
office complex In Waterbury,
which was damaged by the
storm, and the administration
of Gov. Peter Shumlin is now
making plans to find a new
place for the patients who had
been at the State Hospital —
part of the Waterbury office
“In the last four months,
Vermont has made remark-
able progress in repairing and
rebuilding damaged infrastruc-
ture,” said Neale Lunderville,
the state’s specially appointed
chief recovery officer. “We
have made strong progress to
assist individuals and families
who have been affected by
Irene, but in both cases there
will still be much to do as part
of the ongoing recovery.”
Lunderville said it would be
years before much of Vermont
and many Vermont families
are back to what he calls “a
new normal.”
“If we want to have a robust
recovery and one that brings
us back to a place where we
are stronger, smarter and safer
than before Irene, we have to
continue to remember what
Irene did and what we need
to do to recover from that,”
Lunderville said. “It’s going
to take a concerted effort and
ongoing attention at high lev-
els in order for us to have a
really strong recovery.”
In the three-mile section
of road that was hardest hit,
about 4,000 feet of Route 107
road was completely gone,
said Vermont Transportation
Agency Engineer Eric Foster,
who oversaw the rebuilding of
the highway. A job that would
normally take two years was
done in 119 days after the
first work crews — the sol-
diers from the Maine National
Guard and other states —
In addition to the guard, it
took two contractors, 250,000
tons of rock, at least 20,000
hours of heavy equipment
time, 7,500 feet of guardrail,
38 culverts and 46 companies
over 16 weeks to repair the
highway, according to informa-
tion provided by the Vermont
Transportation Agency.
The biggest challenge was
getting the rocks and other fill
material to Bethel. A special
“rock train” was used to bring
fill from distant quarries before
it was unloaded a couple of
miles from the work site. The
train saved an estimated 6,600
truck trips and 55,000 gallons
of diesel fuel.
In other parts of the state,
officials have said some of
the repairs, done on the fly
to get traffic moving again,
might have to be redone.
That’s not the case for Route
The roadway was built with
layers of different sized rock
and the banks sloped to with-
stand another Irene, said Glenn
Cairns, of the Windham, N.H.,
contractor George Cairns and
Sons, which brought its spe-
cialized equipment — excava-
tors and dump trucks that are
up to twice the size of those
usually found on Vermont
highway projects.
It’s designed to withstand
another “Irene, plus two feet,”
said Foster.
Both Stickney and Cairn
said they were amazed by
how grateful Vermonters were
despite the challenges they
“Even though these people,
their lives were turned upside
down, they were friendly,”
Cairns said. “They really
didn’t mind sitting in traffic
waiting for us — the hardship
that they went through and
everybody was just thankful
and waved and smiled.
“They went through a lot.
I could understand how they
could be bitter, ‘why isn’t my
road back together,’ but I’ve
got to say the people were just
extremely friendly and wel-

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