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DELPHOS — City coun-
cil met in its first regular
meeting of 2012 on Tuesday
evening, chaired by Council
President Kim Riddell. Also
in attendance for their first
meeting were Councilman
Josh Gillespie and City Law
Director Clayton Osting.
The first reading of leg-
islation to adopt an electric
aggregation plan was tabled
by council to the next meet-
ing, primarily in reaction
to comments from council-
man Rick Hanser. The intent
of the plan, approved by
Delphos voters in November
2011, is to reduce electricity
bills. Hanser indicated that
it was his understating that
Allen County had received
and was considering a similar
aggregation plan. However,
it included an 18-percent
reduction in electrical gen-
eration charges for county
residents, compared to the
Delphos plan reportedly with
an 11-percent reduction fig-
ure. Safety Service Director
Greg Berquist indicated he
would investigate the matter
immediately as to the reason
for the apparent significant
rate difference.
Council also heard but
took no definitive action on
related legislation amending
sections 923.07 and 923.11
of existing City of Delphos
codified ordinances regard-
ing delinquent water and
sewer charges, in part reduc-
ing the time line for applica-
tion of liens upon delinquent
property from the current 180
days to 120 days and provid-
ing the city administration
with the ability to impose
such liens directly without
council approval, as previ-
ously accomplished.
In addition, a third ordi-
nance to include “other delin-
quent charges,” an effort to
broaden the scope of property
delinquency beyond sewer
and water charges, was also
considered on first reading.
Mayor Gallmeier provided
a “State of the City” update
to council in accordance with
Ohio law, citing an increase
in population in Delphos by
157 to 7,101 citizens, as well
as aspects of city growth and
highlights of various city
department activity and proj-
ects over the course of the
past year. (See page 3.)
Council passed motions
to retain Marsha Mueller
as council clerk and Cheryl
George as deputy coun-
cil clerk for 2012 at cur-
rent rates of compensation;
James Knebel as President
Pro-Tem; and assignment of
council members to various
committee chairman posi-
tions for the new year.
Auditor Tom Jettinghoff
presented council with a cur-
rent overview of water and
sewer revenue and expen-
ditures projections through
2015, indicating stability in
the accounts and a positive
balance. A balance decrease
for 2012 in the water fund for
2012 was noted, due in part
to anticipated expenditures
for high-service pumps and a
Cass Street water line project
slated for this year.
Council approved EMS
write-offs for the month of
December in the amount of
Newly-elected Delphos City Council President Kim
Riddell prepares to start her first meeting.
Greg Scherger photo
Stacy Taff photos
Franklin Elementary School students show their enthusiasm for being “Pint Size
Students learn how to
become ‘Pint Size Heroes’
American Red Cross esti-
mates five million recipi-
ents need blood transfu-
sions in the United States
each year. Since blood is
perishable, there is a con-
stant need for new dona-
tions. While you must be
at least 16 years of age
to donate, the Red Cross
has found a way for those
younger to help out with
the “Pint Size Heroes” pro-
gram. This program allows
children to make a differ-
ence by recruiting donors.
Representative Megan
Pape gave a presentation
at Franklin Elementary
School Tuesday afternoon.
An identical presenta-
tion was held at Landeck
“Each adult has some-
where from 10-12 pints of
blood in their body, so it’s
not a big deal for them to
donate a pint of blood,”
Pape said. “The reason so
many adults have never
given blood is that they’ve
never been asked. Your
job as a Pint Size Hero
is to take these invitations
home and give them to your
mom, dad, grandparents or
even older brothers and sis-
ters, inviting them to come
to the blood drive here on
Feb. 6.”
Pape explained how
donated blood is broken
down into three parts and
how it can possibly save
more than one life.
“One donor, in one hour,
can save up to three lives,”
she said. “That makes a
blood donor a superhero.
The reason one pint can
save three lives is we break
it down to red blood cells,
platelets and plasma. Red
blood cells we would use
for someone like a trauma
victim who has lost a lot
of blood. Platelets are what
make our scabs. That’s
something we typically
give to cancer patients who
are undergoing treatments
like chemotherapy. Plasma
is the liquid part of the
blood that we would give
to burn victims, people who
have been burned badly.”
As if being a hero isn’t
a good enough reason to
donate, Pape shared some
extra incentive for the
students to relay to their
“One of my favorite
things about blood drives
is the snacks we give out
afterward,” Pape said. “We
do that not only because it’s
yummy but because it helps
to keep you strong after
you give blood. After you
donate, the blood you’ve
given immediately starts to
be remade. They recom-
mend you wait a little while
before you donate again.
You can safely donate
every other month.”
The blood drive at
Franklin will take place
from 1-6 p.m. on Feb. 6.
Auglaize River cleanup
project moves ahead
LIMA — After meet-
ings in Fort Jennings and
Wapakoneta, another public
hearing was held Tuesday
concerning a project to
clean up the Auglaize River.
Approximately 200 peo-
ple showed up at the Allen
County Fairgrounds, around
half of whom were very
vocal in their opposition.
Most who voiced a negative
opinion want cleanup to be
paid strictly by property own-
ers adjacent to areas where
cleanup is needed. The issue
at hand relates to a high num-
ber of trees and other obstruc-
tions that influence the flood
plain, according to Allen
Soil and Water Conservation
District Assistant Drainage
Coordinator Dan Ellerbrock.
“This will be a log jam
removal project to take out
woody debris that’s in the
water and any trees leaning at
45 degrees or greater near the
water’s edge. That will be the
extent of the work; there will
be no excavation or clear-
cutting of trees or anything of
that nature,” Ellerbrock said.
The cleanup will take
place from this summer to
the end of next year. It will
cost just over $1 million
and residents will pay their
assessments after the work is
finished. Ellerbrock said resi-
dents in the Delphos-Elida
area will pay about $1.87 per
acre. Some in southern Allen
County and parts of Auglaize
County will pay as much as
$9.34 per acre. It will either
be added to property taxes or
bills will be sent out but that
will be for county commis-
sioners to decide later.
There are 160,000 acres
involved and some of that
land is far from the river.
Ellerbrock explains why peo-
ple nowhere near its banks
will help foot the bill.
“The way Ohio drainage
laws are written, everything is
compared to way back before
we were even here — when
this was all woods. The farm-
land that has been cleared and
tiled and all the homes out in
the countryside contribute to
a faster rate of runoff than
there was before people were
here, so they’ll be assessed.
This isn’t based on how they
benefit from the river being
cleaned but on how they gain
from the river being there to
drain their tile, septic drains
or whatever. Some of them
are 15-20 miles away from
where the river actually is
but they’ll get an assessment
because their rainwater even-
tually gets to it but the far-
ther downstream you are, the
lower the rate because less
rain runs off into the river,”
he said.
In both counties com-
bined, there are 3,132 leaning
trees to be removed and 1,626
blockages in 75.87 total miles
of river. The obstructions
include trees and logjams
covering the entire river with
debris in a pile and logjams
covering less than 2/3 of the
river with debris.
The 2 1/2-hour meeting
concluded with the joint board
of supervisors deciding to
forward the project to county
commissioners. Before that
point, the event consisted of
a presentation by Ellerbrock
explaining why the project
is necessary. It was later
followed by a question and
answer session that moved
on to those who favor the
project being able to speak.
One of the several who did so
talked about how bad flood-
ing is at his property near
the river, while another man
said he is 500 feet from the
banks but has also seen flood-
ing get much worse in recent
years because the river needs
cleaned up. All who spoke in
favor of the project admon-
ished those who oppose it that
we all need to pay our part as
a civic responsibility.
One man who spoke
against it said he doesn’t
want another taxing author-
ity being able to get into his
wallet. Those who share his
concerns accepted signatures
to petition against the proj-
‘Food On Us’
set Jan. 24
The next quarterly
free food distribu-
tion, sponsored by the
Delphos Community
Unity organization, will
be held from 3:30-5:30
p.m. on Jan. 24 at the
Delphos Eagles at 1600
E. Fifth St. in Delphos.
Doors to the distri-
bution will open that
afternoon at 2 p.m.
Delphos City School
District residents are eli-
gible to receive free food
commodities thanks to the
sponsorship of local indi-
viduals and organizations.
For more information,
contact Mike Gallmeier
at 419-302-1853; or Bob
Ulm at 419 692-6282.
Recipients will need to
sign a self-declaration of
income form to qualify.
Cloudy with
fifty percent
chance of rain
and/or snow
High in
upper 30s. See page 2.
Library sets
Storytime and
Toddlertime will be a
“sweet treat” at the Delphos
Public Library this winter.
Registration for
these two groups will
begin Jan. 16.
Toddlertime is designed
for children 18 months to 3
years and are accompanied
by a parent or caregiver.
This group is a gentle intro-
duction to the library using
music, motion, stories of all
kinds, puppets and rhythm
instruments. It meets every
other Thursday morning at
either 10 a.m. or 11 a.m.
beginning Feb. 9 through
April 19. Each group is
limited to 15 children and
registration is required.
Storytime is geared to
children ages 3-6. Music
and stories are used to
encourage early literacy,
reinforce concepts and for
just plain fun. Storytime is
offered every Tuesday at
10:30 a.m. and Thursday
at 6:30 p.m. beginning
Jan. 31 through April 19.
Call the library at
419-695-4015 to regis-
ter for either group.
Donor Recruitment Representative for Red Cross Blood
Services Megan Pape gave a presentation on “Pint Size
Heroes” at Franklin Elementary Tuesday afternoon. A
second presentation was given at Landeck.
“This will be a
log jam remov-
al project to
take out woody
debris that’s in
the water and
any trees lean-
ing at 45-degrees
or greater near
the water’s edge.
That will be the
extent of the
work; there will
be no excavation
or clear-cutting of
trees or anything
of that nature.”
— Dan Ellerbrock,
Allen Soil and Water
Conservation District
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through midnight then becom-
ing mostly cloudy. A 50 per-
cent chance of rain. Lows in
the mid 30s. Northeast winds
5 to 10 mph shifting to the
northwest after midnight.
Chance of rain in the morning.
Then chance of snow and rain
in the afternoon through early
evening. Highs in the upper
30s. Southwest winds 5 to 15
mph. Chance of measurable
precipitation 50 percent.
Snow. Light snow accumula-
tions possible. Windy. Colder.
Lows 15 to 20. Southwest
winds 15 to 25 mph becoming
25 to 35 mph after midnight.
Chance of snow 90 percent.
FRIDAY: Snow showers
likely in the morning, then
chance of snow in the after-
noon through early evening.
Light snow accumulations
possible. Windy. Colder.
Highs in the mid 20s. West
winds 20 to 30 mph. Chance
of precipitation 70 percent.
A boy was born Jan. 10
to James and Amy Hoffer of
Delphos weather
High temperature Tuesday
in Delphos was 48 degrees,
low was 29. High a year ago
today was 23, low was 21.
Record high for today is 57,
set in 1975. Record low is -11,
set in 1979,
Corn: $6.37
Wheat: $6.17
Beans: $11.95
DUNNO, Charles Edward
“Ed,” 85, of Van Wert,
memorial services will begin
at 11 a.m. Thursday at Cowan
& Son Funeral Home, Van
Wert, the Rev. Paul W. Miller
officiating. Military services
will follow conducted by the
combined honor guard of the
V.F.W. and American Legion
Posts of Van Wert. Friends
may call from 6-8 p.m.
today at the funeral home.
Preferred memorials are to the
American Cancer Society or
the Ronald McDonald House.
Expressions of sympathy may
be forwarded at: cowanfuner-
At 7:59 a.m. on Monday,
a collision occurred when the
driver of a vehicle drove off
the roadway and struck a util-
ity pole.
Lawrence Hilvers, 74, of
Delphos, was traveling north-
bound on Erie Street when he
went off the right side of the
roadway and struck a utility
pole causing minor damage
and causing a cable wire to
be knocked loose at 1233 S.
Erie St.
There were no injuries.
Driver hits
utility pole
Fire destroys a portion of barn
Delphos Fire and Rescue received mutual aid from Middle Point and Spencerville
to battle a barn fire at 22445 State Road late Monday morning. The call came in at
10:51 a.m. Delphos responded with 12 firefighters and five apparatus, including three
trucks and a medic and Middle Point and Spencerville each had a truck on scene.
According to reports, approximately one-third of structure owned by Arnie Miller
received fire damage and the rest had smoke and water damage. The contents were
owned by Miller’s son, Glen Miller. Delphos was back on station at 1:51 p.m. There
has been determination of the origin of the fire.
The following individu-
als appeared Tuesday before
Judge Charles Steele in Van
Wert County Common Pleas
Criminal hearings
Delaquan Dion
McCleskey, 21, Dayton,
was sentenced to three years
of community control and
ordered to spend up to six
months at the WORTH Center
on charges of trafficking in
heroin, possession of heroin,
and possession of cocaine.
The trafficking charge was a
fourth-degree felony, with the
two counts of possession of
cocaine and heroin both fifth-
degree felonies.
Judge Steele emphatically
told McCleskey that it was
his intention to sentence him
along with others who are
allegedly bringing heroin into
Van Wert County to prison
terms but recent changes dic-
tated by the Ohio Department
of Corrections prohibits him
sending persons to prison who
have no prior felony records.
McCleskey was arrested
after a Van Wert City Police
Department undercover inves-
tigation show McCleskey was
bringing large quantities of
heroin, cocaine and bath salts
to Van Wert from Dayton.
Judge Steele also gave
McCleskey a 12-month prison
term on each count to run
concurrently but deferred the
imposition of the prison sen-
tence pending the successful
completion of the community
control program. Judge Steele
ordered that $704.91 in cash
found on McCleskey at the
time of his arrest be forfeited
to the appropriate law enforce-
ment agency as the money
was used to facilitate the com-
mission of the drug offenses.
Brandi Myers, 29,
and Glenn Duvall, 37, of
Willshire were placed on
three years of community
control and both were ordered
to spend 90 days on electronic
monitored house arrest on
charges of illegal cultivation
of marijuana, a felony of the
fourth degree.
The two along with a
third individual were arrested
after an investigation by the
Van Wert County Sheriff’s
Department in August of last
year after receiving a tip that
they were growing marijuana
in the rural area of the south-
ern part of the county.
The two also both were
ordered to spend an addition-
al 30 days in the Van Wert
County Jail at a time to be
determined by their supervi-
sion officers, pay court costs,
and complete a substance
abuse assessment. Their driv-
ing privileges were suspended
for a period of six months.
Judge Steele also gave both
subjects a nine-month prison
sentence with the imposition of
the sentence deferred pending
the successful completion of the
community control program.
Tanisha J. Agler, 21,
Lima, entered a plea of
guilty to a charge of breaking
and entering for an August
breaking and entering to a
Venedocia business.
Judge Steele ordered a pre-
sentence investigation and
scheduled sentencing for Feb.
John McGinnis, 30, Van
Wert, entered a not guilty plea
to a two-count indictment
charging him with traffick-
ing in heroin — one count a
fourth degree felony the sec-
ond a fifth degree felony.
McGinnis was arrested
after an undercover drug oper-
ation conducted by the Van
Wert City Police Department
found that McGinnis had sold
heroin on two separate occa-
sions to an undercover agent
in August of last year.
McGinnis was released on
a $5,000 unsecured personal
surety bond and scheduled a
pretrial hearing for Feb. 1.
Forrest E. Houseworth,
28, Van Wert, entered a not
guilty plea to an indictment
charging him with carrying a
concealed weapon, a felony of
the fourth degree.
Houseworth was released
on a $5,000 unsecured person-
al surety bond with a pretrial
hearing scheduled for Feb. 1.
Scott Jordan, 48, Fort
Wayne, Indiana entered a
not guilty plea to a charge of
receiving stolen property, a
felony of the fourth degree.
Jordon was ordered held on
a $5,000 cash bond along with
a $5,000 unsecured personal
surety bond with a pretrial
hearing scheduled for Jan. 25.
Dale W. Wright, 19, Van
Wert, entered a not guilty plea
to a charge of grand theft, a
felony of the fifth degree.
Wright was released on a
$5,000 unsecured personal
surety bond with a pretrial
hearing scheduled for Feb. 1.
Rachel A. Clark, 26, Van
Wert, entered a not guilty plea
to a charge of identity fraud, a
felony of the fourth degree.
Clark was released on a
$5,000 unsecured personal
surety bond with a pretrial
hearing scheduled for Feb. 1.
Gary W. Stephens, 54,
Convoy, entered a not guilty
plea to a charge of receiving
stolen property. a felony of
the fourth degree.
Stephens was released on
a $5,000 unsecured personal
surety bond with a pretrial
hearing scheduled for Feb. 1.
Christopher S. Lindeman,
23, Delphos, entered a not
guilty plea to a charge of theft,
a felony of the fifth degree.
Lindeman was released on
a $5,000 unsecured personal
surety bond with a pretrial
hearing scheduled for Feb. 1.
Anthony Whitt, 27,
Kenton, entered a not guilty
plea to an indictment charg-
ing him with three counts of
forgery, felonies of the fifth
Whitt, along with a second
individual, were counterfeit-
ing $100 bills and passing
them at businesses in Van
Wert County. Whitt faces
similar charges in surrounding
counties for similar offenses.
Whitt was released on a
$5,000 unsecured personal
surety bond but is presently
being held by Auglaize County
on similar related charges.
A pretrial hearing has been
scheduled for Jan. 25.
Taylor Saum, 22, Delphos,
entered a not guilty plea to a
charge of theft form an elderly
person, a felony of the fifth
According to a Van Wert
County Sheriff’s Department
investigation, Saum, along with
another subject, allegedly stolen
scrap metal from a 70-year-old
man in Van Wert County.
Saum was released on a
$5,000 unsecured personal
surety bond with a pretrial
hearing scheduled for Feb. 8.
Shannon S. Hartman, 39,
Van Wert, entered a not guilty
plea to a indictment charging
her with two counts of traf-
ficking in heroin.
Hartman was released on
a $5,000 unsecured personal
surety bond with a pretrial
hearing scheduled for Feb. 1.
Christina M. McClure,
22, Van Wert, entered a not
guilty plea to an indictment
charging her with theft from
an elderly person, a felony of
the fifth degree.
McClure was released on
a $5,000 unsecured personal
surety bond with a pretrial
hearing scheduled to Feb. 8.
Michael A. Speakman,
Van Wert, entered a not guilty
plea to an indictment charging
him with theft, a felony of the
fifth degree.
Speakman was released on
a $5,000 unsecured personal
surety bond with a pretrial
hearing scheduled for Feb. 8.
Haley Jones, 18, Buckland,
entered a not guilty plea to
a charge of Breaking and
Entering a felony of the fifth
degree. Jones is being held on
similar charges in Auglaize
County and in Allen County.
Jones will have a pretrial
hearing scheduled for Jan. 25.
Cody Edwards, 21, Forth
Worth, Texas, the last of the
three individualS chargeD in
the arson and vandalism of a
crane and lighting equipment
at a windmill construction
site, entered a not guilty plea
to one count of arson, a felony
of the fourth degree; one count
of vandalism, a felony of the
fourth degree; one count of
vandalism, a felony of the
third degree; and one count
of breaking and entering, a
felony of the fifth degree.
Edwards along with two
other individuals allegedly
entered a work site of one of
the windmills and damaged
equipment belonging to the
construction firm. Damage
was listed at $500,000 to the
crane that was set fire.
Assistant Van Wert County
Prosecuting Attorney Martin
Burchfield asked for a con-
siderable cash bond since
Edwards has no immediate
ties to Van Wert County and
gave a false name when he
was apprehended in Texas.
Judge Steele set a bond in
the amount of $20,000 cash
along with $5,000 unsecured
personal surety bond with a
pretrial hearing scheduled for
Jan. 25.
Nancy Spencer photo
Jeanette Roehm
Jeanette Roehm, 79, of
Delphos, died Wednesday
at the Van Wert Inpatient
Hospice Center.
Arrangements are incom-
plete at Harter and Schier
Funeral Home.
Man resentenced
to death in fatal
beating of woman
A man was sentenced to the
death penalty a second time
Tuesday for beating a woman
to death with a baseball bat in
Cincinnati more than 14 years
A Hamilton County
Common Pleas judge accepted
the recommendation made last
month by a jury in Rayshawn
Johnson’s second sentencing
Johnson was convicted and
sentenced in 1998 for mur-
dering his neighbor, Shanon
Marks, in Cincinnati, but a
federal appeals court threw
out his first sentence in 2008.
Johnson’s conviction was
allowed to stand, but the
appeals court said that his law-
yers in the first trial didn’t fully
investigate his abusive child-
hood and that he deserved a
new trial on the penalty phase.
Jurors in the resentencing
trial that ended last month
were not told that Johnson had
previously received a death
Authorities said Johnson hit
Marks 13 times with the bat
after breaking into her home
on Nov. 12, 1997. Her husband
found her body hours later.
Johnson has admitted kill-
ing Marks and taking money
from her purse, but a doc-
tor testified that Johnson was
addicted to alcohol and drugs
at the time, his attorney, Will
Welsh, said after Tuesday’s
“We feel that Rayshawn is
not the same person he was
when he was a young 19-year-
old being raised in the house
he was raised in and how he
was raised,” Welsh said. “We
think he’s truly changed his
life since he’s been in prison
and on death row.”
Johnson’s mother was
addicted to drugs and alcohol,
and he lived with his grand-
mother, who subjected him to
beatings and neglect, Welsh
has said.
Welsh had asked the judge
to sentence Johnson to life
without parole, and he said the
sentence would be appealed.
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945 E. Fifth
(by bowling alley)
State of the City address
The Mayor is required by
Ohio Revised Code 733.41
to give a State of the City
update at the first council
meeting of the New Year. I
am always honored to have
this privilege.
We received the 2010
Census results and Delphos
had an increase of 157 peo-
ple, bringing our city’s popu-
lation to 7,101. This shows
Delphos is still a desirable
place to work and raise a
family. There have been two
new additions
to the east side
of town. Lima
Superior Federal
Credit Union
has a new build-
ing and Delphos
Senior Villas
have opened 32
t wo- bedr oom
apartments for
citizens age 55
and older.
The Police
Department had
a busy year in
2011. They made
812 arrests, 7,514
calls for service and handled
175 car accidents. In their
spare time, they completed
DNA identification kits for
all kindergarten students and
first-graders at both schools,
gave 8 drug seminars, and
various officers attended
25 different training semi-
nars. Chief Fittro rewrote the
policy and procedure man-
ual and revised the records
retention schedule. Auxiliary
patrolman Mike Finn retired
after 24 years of service and
Jeremy Zielinski was hired as
a new dispatcher. Thanks to
all who have made donations.
The department received
$14,270 which is a big help
in covering some expenses.
The Fire and Rescue
Department has 51 members
and continues their excel-
lent service for Delphos
and sections of Marion and
Washington Townships. They
have had over 1,200 calls for
service. Of those, 1,009 were
EMS rescue calls. A grant
for $5,500 was
received from
Ohio State
EMS, and will
be used for
training and
Our parks
and recreation
d e p a r t me n t
continue to be
the best in the
Tri-county area.
We have seen
new sidewalks,
pavers, shade
umbrellas, and
improvements to
our football stadium, which
saw 53 regular games and
1 playoff game. Almost all
the improvements are made
possible by volunteers and
donations. A big thanks to
all who have made that pos-
sible. The swimming pool had
over 17,000 visitors from May
28 to Aug. 24. Thanks to the
Delphos Rotary for the six
Concerts in the Park and the
Kiwanis Club for the great July
4th festival. They continue to
provide our community with
these nice summer events.
The Water Department
supplied the city with almost
374 million gallons of treated
water. We are very proud of
the quality and softness of
our water and the staff works
very hard to keep that qual-
ity. Their department applied
copper sulfate 3 times to the
reservoir to control algae,
took lead and copper samples
to keep us in the level set
by the EPA, and exchanged
40,000 pounds of activated
carbon, which takes out any
odors from the water. Tim
Williams and Larry Lindeman
also renewed their Class 3
license in 2011.
Two sewer projects were
completed with grant mon-
ies. With 80-percent fund-
ing, we replaced almost 400
feet coming from the Menke
Addition. With 100-percent
funding, we put in 230 feet
on Erie Street. We continue
to make improvements that
may not have been possible
without grants. The collection
department cleaned and jetted
almost 12,000 feet of com-
bined sewers and repaired or
installed 31 catch basins. The
Wastewater Department con-
tinues to work on becoming
more energy efficient. The
solar panels have produced
around 50,000 kwh and
reduced the CO2 emissions
by 35,000 kgs. The new turbo
blowers are also making the
plant run more efficient.
The maintenance depart-
ment continues to work with
the water and sewer depart-
ments in their distribution
and they continue to take
care of our streets, alleys and
traffic signals. They used
5,280 gallons of tar and 375
ton of stone on potholes and
another 93 ton of stone for
alleys. They plowed snow 9
times and salted 11 times,
using 225 tons of salt and
9,500 gallons of brine. They
replaced some traffic lights
with refurbished LED lights
acquired from ODOT and
stop signs are being replaced
with high reflective signs.
They repaired water leaks on
7 main lines and 13 service
lines. They also helped with
catch basin installation for
the collection department.
We continue to contract with
Van Wert County for tar and
chipping, and this year we
did six streets. We also con-
tracted with Allen County for
street painting.
City Council introduced
and reviewed over 50 pieces
of legislation and passed a
2012 budget of over seven-
teen million dollars.
All of our citizens and
the administration rely on the
staff at the city building who
continues to work to help
keep our city running effi-
I’d like to thank all the
city employees and elected
officials for all of their hard
work and dedication to the
City of Delphos. We look
forward to serving the citi-
zens of Delphos in 2012.
Respectfully submitted,
this 10th day of January
Mayor Michael Gallmeier
Photo submitted
Pumpkin Fest nets $2,354 in donation
Forester Hall Chief Ranger Jim Miller, right, presents a check for $2,354 to Landeck
Community Committee member Joe Rode. The proceeds were from a recent Pumpkin
Fest held at the hall. The money will be used to fund new playground equipment for
the community playground.
During this holiday season and every day of the year,
we wish you all the best.
www.edwardjones.com Member SIPC
Andy North
Financial Advisor
1122 Elida Avenue
Delphos, OH 45833
EPA to test sites
in Ohio child
cancer cluster
U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency is taking another look
at what’s behind mysterious
cancers in rural northern Ohio
that have sickened dozens
of children for more than a
Environmental investiga-
tors plan to test soil, air and
water samples at dump and
manufacturing sites just south
of Lake Erie where at least 35
children have been diagnosed
and four have died from can-
cer since the mid-1990s.
State regulators already
have done extensive testing
at many of those sites without
finding any answers.
The EPA says it decided to
take action after officials met
with families from Sandusky
County who have had chil-
dren diagnosed with cancer.
They’ve been urging the fed-
eral government to spend
more time investigating the
cancer cluster.
Still, experts say the odds
are against finding a cause.
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ect but that isn’t their only
“Whenever you go through
something like this, there’s an
appeals process. The board
will certify the project to
county commissioners, who
will notify land owners of
what their assessment will be.
Then, the people have 30 days
to file written objections with
the commissioners. After the
30 days, the commissioners
will hold a hearing with any-
one who files an objection
and if there is someone in
that group who doesn’t like
the commissioners’ deci-
sion, they can still take it to
common pleas court. I hope
everyone understands where
we’re going with this but with
this many affected people,
there is greater likelihood that
someone may file an appeal,”
Ellerbrock said.
The work will start at the
Allen and Putnam county line
and progress south; go into
Auglaize County, through
Wapakoneta and turn to the
northeast; continue through
Auglaize County and back
into southeast Allen County
and end near Westminster.
In 1986, 83 years after
the Tour de France was
established, American cyclist
Greg LeMond became the first
non-European to win the race.
“In much wisdom is much grief; and he that increaseth knowledge increaseth
sorrow.” — Ecclesiastes 1:18
4 — The Herald Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Moderately confused
One Year Ago
• Because three local restaurateurs believe there is a
demand for a fast food place specializing in fried chicken, the
former franchise owner of such a business has teamed with
others in local food retail to open a new restaurant, the Chik’
n House, at Fifth and Jefferson streets. The store has approxi-
mately 7 employees and is owned by a group that includes
Derek Dempsey and Topp Chalet owner John Pimpas and his
sister, Penny (Pimpas) Gerdeman.
25 Years Ago — 1987
• Sheba Haner of Worcester, Mass., daughter of Dorothy
A. Arnold of Delphos, was recently pictured in the New
York Times. She was pictured mending a page of the 1790
South Carolina census. Haner is assistant conservator at the
Northeast Document Conservation Center in Andover, Mass.
As a conservator, Haner mends books and documents and
treats them with solution to prevent them from decaying.
• The dean’s list for the autumn quarter at the Ohio State
University at Lima has been announced. Students from the
Delphos area named are Kim Birkemeier and Jill Haunhorst
of Delphos, William Pirello of Elida, Amy Jones and Brenda
Schroeder of Columbus Grove, Tammy Kill of Spencerville,
Marilyn Bohrer, Emily Karhoff and Amy Ketner of Ottawa,
Mary Jo Beining of Ottoville, and Malinda L. Shellabarger of
Middle Point.
• St. John’s had to come from seven points down at half-
time and hold on for a 55-52 Midwest Athletic Conference
win over a short-handed New Bremen team. Mike Williams
led St. John’s with 23 points and Brian Heitz hit for 13. Tim
Dicke led New Bremen with 25.
50 Years Ago — 1962
• A number of awards were presented at the annual Van
Wert County Soil and Crop Conservation meeting Tuesday
in the American Legion hall in Van Wert. Honored as
Conservation Farmer of the Year was Edwin Adams of
Middle Point. Elmer Freund, Jr. of Delphos, was given the
award as the top tomato grower of the year.
• Seven Ottoville High School music students will take
part in the Putnam County Music Festival, slated to be held
in Ottawa on Janunary 20. Those participating from Ottoville
include Pam Miller, Cora Ann Smith, Jane Miller, Sheila
Brickner, Betty Honigford, Carolyn Brickner and Therese
• Joyce Kiggins was installed as Most Excellent Chief
of the Delphos Pythian Sisters during impressive instal-
lation ceremonies held Tuesday night in the K of P Hall.
Margaret Peltier, representing the Past Chiefs Association,
presented a Past Chiefs pin to the outgoing Most Excellent
Chief, Gene Redd, and then welcomed her into the associa-
75 Years Ago — 1937
• A new traffic light has been suspended at the corner of
Fifth and Main streets. The new light was erected after much
trouble was experienced with the old light. The signal has
green and red lights only. The green light signals a caution just
before the red light turns on.
• R. T. Leffler of the Leffler Furniture Company in this
city, has returned from Chicago where he was in attendance
at the annual furniture market conducted at the American
Furniture Mart. E. C. Rozelle, who is now regularly employed
at the Leffler Store, was in charge here during the absence of
Mr. Leffler.
• The members of Sorosis enjoyed a delightful luncheon
Thursday at the Beckman Hotel with the members of the
executive committee as hostesses. The executive committee is
composed of Mrs. George Horine, Mrs. Thomas B. Snow and
Mrs. Arthur G. Moon. The annual business meeting followed
the luncheon. The meeting was conducted at the Horine home
on North Maple Street.
employers stepped up their
hiring in November but pulled
back slightly on the number of
jobs they advertised.
The mostly favorable report
shows companies are gain-
ing more confidence in the
economy and filling more of
their open positions. It follows
other encouraging data on hir-
ing that suggest 2012 may be a
better year for job growth.
Employers filled almost
4.15 million jobs in November,
a 3 percent increase from the
previous month, the Labor
Department said Tuesday.
It also nearly matched
September’s hiring level,
which was the highest since
May 2010.
Since the recession ended
more than two years ago, most
of the improvement in the job
market has been because of a
sharp drop in layoffs, which
have returned to pre-recession
Henry Mo, an economist
at Credit Suisse, said hiring
hasn’t rebounded as quickly.
“In that regard, it is encour-
aging to observe that hiring
rose,” Mo said.
Overall hiring has picked
up since plummeting to 3.6
million in October 2009 — the
lowest level in the 10 years
the government has tracked
the figure. That same month,
the unemployment rate hit
10 percent, the highest level
since the recession began in
December 2007.
Hiring still has a long way
to go before returning to pre-
recession levels. Gross hiring
exceeded 5 million each month
in the three years before the
Companies and govern-
ments posted 3.16 million
job openings in November,
according to the Labor
Department’s monthly survey
on Job Openings and Labor
Turnover. That’s down from
3.22 million job postings in
October and 3.4 million in
September, which was a three-
year high.
It generally takes one to
three months for employers
to fill job openings. Given
November’s modest decline,
job gains may fluctuate in the
first couple of months of this
The number of available
jobs has increased 30 percent
since the recession officially
ended in June 2009. Still, the
postings are far below pre-
recession levels of 4.5 mil-
And there is heavy com-
petition for each available
job. About 13.3 million
people were unemployed in
November, which means there
was an average of 4.2 people
out of work for each open-
ing. That’s slightly better than
October’s ratio of 4.3.
The survey follows
Friday’s encouraging read on
job growth in December.
The economy added
200,000 net jobs last month,
and the unemployment rate
fell to 8.5 percent — its lowest
level in three years. Job gains
have now topped 100,000 for
six straight months, the first
such stretch in more than five
Tuesday’s report offers
more details on the churn that
takes place each month at U.S.
For example in November,
employers hired 4.15 million
people, while almost 4 million
people either quit or were laid
off from their jobs. The differ-
ence is similar to November’s
net gain of 100,000 jobs.
The modest improvement
indicates that employers are
not only advertising new jobs,
but filling them as well.
Associated Press
— President Barack Obama
defended the work of the
Environmental Protection
Agency on Tuesday, saying he
would stand with the agency
that has taken a beating from
Republicans in Congress and
on the presidential campaign
trail for regulations that the
GOP maintains will cripple
the economy and kill jobs.
Obama, making his first-
ever visit to the EPA, took
issue with those claims, say-
ing he did not buy the notion
that there is a choice between
clean air and clean water and
a growing economy. He said
the mission of the agency was
“That is a false debate. We
don’t have to choose between
dirty air and dirty water or a
growing economy. We can
make sure that we are doing
right by our environment and
in fact putting people back
to work all across America,”
Obama told about 800 EPA
employees gathered at head-
quarters in Washington,
reminding them that before
Republican President Richard
Nixon created the agency in
1970, rivers caught fire and
were devoid of life.
“When I hear folks grum-
bling about environmental
policy, you almost want to
do a ‘Back to the Future’
reminder of folks of what
happened when we didn’t
have a strong EPA,” Obama
said, adding, “You have a
president who is grateful for
your work and will stand with
you every inch of the way.”
Under Obama, the EPA
helped draft a historic rise in
fuel economy standards for
new cars and trucks, issued
the first-ever rules to curb
mercury from the nation’s
coal-fired power plants and
started regulating the heat-
trapping gases blamed for
global warming.
Yet, at times, Obama has
had to scale back his aspira-
tions on the environment in
the face of a weak economy
and political resistance.
The Republican takeover
of the House in 2010 killed
his campaign pledge to pass
comprehensive legislation to
address global warming. Since
then, the House has passed a
string of bills to block EPA
rules, all of which have failed
in the Democratic-led Senate
and drawn a veto threat from
the White House.
But the true low point for
Obama on the environment
came in September, when
faced with criticism from
industry and Republicans, he
decided against strengthening
a standard for the main ingre-
dient in lung-damaging smog,
going against the recommen-
dation of agency scientists
and the EPA Administrator,
Lisa Jackson.
Obama redeemed himself
in environmentalists’ eyes
late last year. First, he delayed
a decision to build a pipeline
to bring tar sands oil from
Canada to the Texas Gulf
Coast. Then, in December,
the EPA finalized the first-
ever standards to control
toxic mercury pollution from
power plants, over the objec-
tions of Republicans and
industry groups.
Now, in the midst of re-
election campaign, the big
question is whether Obama
will continue that trend.
Regulations to curb power
plant pollution are still in
the pipeline, including a
much-anticipated proposal
to control greenhouse gases
from new power plants.
Meanwhile, Republican pres-
idential hopefuls continue to
criticize the agency’s actions
under Obama, saying its reg-
ulations have placed a mas-
sive burden on business and
hindered economic growth.
Most of the GOP contenders
have said they would throw
out the most expensive and
cumbersome rules issued on
Obama’s watch.
Obama must walk a fine
line, not alienating the envi-
ronmentalists who helped him
get elected, but also courting
independents who at times
share the GOP’s concern
about environmental regula-
tions’ toll on the economy
and jobs.
Associated Press
health-care relief finally in
Health spending stabilized
as a share of the nation’s
economy in 2010 after two
back-to-back years of histori-
cally low growth, the govern-
ment reported Monday.
Experts debated whether
it’s a fleeting consequence of
the sluggish economy, or a
real sign that cost controls by
private employers and gov-
ernment at all levels are start-
ing to work.
The answers will be vital
for Medicare’s sustainability,
as well as for workplace cov-
U.S. health care spending
grew by 3.9 percent in 2010,
reaching $2.6 trillion, accord-
ing to the report by the Health
and Human Services depart-
That’s an average of
$8,402 per person — far more
than any other economically
advanced country.
Still, the increases for
2010 and 2009 were the low-
est measured in 51 years.
And health care as a share
of the economy leveled off
at 17.9 percent, the first time
in a decade there’s been no
The main reason for the
slowdown was that Americans
were more frugal in their use
of health care, from postpon-
ing elective surgery to using
generic drugs and thinking
twice about that late-night
visit to the emergency room.
“Although medical goods
and services are generally
viewed as necessities, the lat-
est recession has had a dra-
matic effect on their utiliza-
tion,” said the report pub-
lished in the journal Health
Affairs. “Though the reces-
sion officially ended in 2009,
its impact on the health care
sector appears to have contin-
ued into 2010.”
Independent economists
issued conflicting assess-
“I think it could signal
slower growth in the future,”
said Ken Thorpe, professor
of health policy at Emory
University in Atlanta. “Any
discussion about reducing the
deficit is going to focus on
how we reduce the growth
in health-care costs. And
employers are adopting more
effective tools to keep putting
downward pressure on health-
care cost increases.”
But his counterpart Len
Nichols at George Mason
University in Virginia said
people are getting less medi-
cal care because too many
have lost jobs and insurance,
and they just can’t afford to
“The slowdown is mostly
due to postponement of care,
due to anticipated inability
to pay,” said Nichols. If he’s
right, that could mean costs
will spike once the economy
is on solid footing.
The report provided relief
for a jittery White House fac-
ing a 2012 reelection cam-
paign in which President
Barack Obama’s health care
overhaul is a top target for
The nonpartisan number
crunchers at HHS found that
the health care law barely
contributed to cost increases
in 2010 — just one-tenth of 1
percentage point. Major pro-
visions expanding coverage
to more than 30 million unin-
sured don’t take effect until
2014, well after the presiden-
tial election.
The federal government’s
share of the total health care
tab — another issue in this
year’s political debate —
grew to 29 percent in 2010,
up from 23 percent as recently
as 2007. Counting state and
local spending, the overall
government share stood at 45
percent of the total.
Medicare spending grew
by 5 percent in 2010. That was
slower growth than in 2009,
due mainly to reductions in
what the government paid
private Medicare Advantage
insurance plans. Medicaid
spending increased by 7.2
percent, less than the 2009
rate because of fewer people
covered by the program.
Associated Press
Romney says he’s ready for an
uphill climb in South Carolina
after coasting through New
Hampshire. As the Republican
presidential contest moves
south, his rivals are sharpen-
ing their attacks and hoping
to win over tea partyers and
religious conservatives who
feel uncomfortable with the
Still, Romney continued to
project a confident style today
that must be wearing on his
five opponents. He dismissed
much of their criticism as
stemming from desperation.
And he said that while several
can raise enough campaign
money to keep the nomination
fight going, “I expect them to
fall by the wayside eventually
for lack of voters.”
Despite the rougher
tone and tougher ideologi-
cal terrain ahead, the former
Massachusetts governor is
looking to force his oppo-
nents from the race by achiev-
ing a four-state streak with
victories in South Carolina
on Jan. 21 and Florida 10
days later. He posted a dou-
ble-digit win Tuesday night
in New Hampshire after a
squeaker the week before in
Iowa — making him the first
non-incumbent Republican in
a generation to pull off the
back-to-back feat.
“Tonight we celebrate.
Tomorrow we go back to
work,” Romney told a raucous
victory party in Manchester,
N.H., probably mindful of the
minefields that South Carolina
held for him four years ago
when he failed to win over
Republicans skeptical of his
Mormon faith and reversals
on some social issues. “We
are asking the good people of
South Carolina to join the citi-
zens of New Hampshire.”
All the candidates planned
to campaign in the state
today. Romney, former House
Speaker Newt Gingrich,
ex-Pennsylvania Sen. Rick
Santorum, Texas Rep. Ron
Paul and former Utah Gov.
Jon Huntsman were flying in
from New Hampshire. They’ll
join Texas Gov. Rick Perry,
who didn’t invest much time
in New Hampshire while put-
ting his post-Iowa focus on
South Carolina.
Several of Romney’s
rivals have made clear they
will seek to undercut the chief
rationale of his candidacy:
that his experience in pri-
vate business makes him the
strongest Republican to take
on President Barack Obama
on the economy in the fall.
Perry, for one, is accusing
Romney of “vulture capital-
ism” that led to job losses
in economically distressed
South Carolina.
Romney said his oppo-
nents sound like Democrats
attacking the free enterprise
system and encouraging jeal-
ousy toward the wealthiest 1
percent of Americans.
“It’s a very envy-oriented
attack,” he said on NBC’s
“Today” show.
Romney said the criticism
of his past dealings actual-
ly works to his benefit by
highlighting the business acu-
men that will help him set
the nation’s economy right
and shrink the federal govern-
TV ads already are filling
the airwaves, including nega-
tive spots like a new one from
Gingrich assailing Romney
for switching his position on
an issue that resonates strong-
ly with evangelicals who
make up the base of the GOP
“He governed pro-abor-
tion,” the Gingrich ad says.
“Massachusetts moderate
Mitt Romney: He can’t be
Obama praises ‘vital’ EPA
Job openings
dipped in Nov.
US hits the brakes on health care spending
GOP rivals hope to block Romney trifecta
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Dr. Gerad is pleased to announce his
association with St. Rita’s Medical Center
and St. Rita’s Professional Services. Formerly
of the Gerad Center for Cancer Treatment,
he joins Dr. Chris Rhoades of the Oncology
Specialists of St. Rita’s. Dr. Gerad brings
many years of expertise to his new position.
You can reach his ofce at 419-222-3737.
803 W. Market St., Lima, Ohio
Meet the Newest
Oncology Specialist
of St. Rita’s.
Henry Gerad, MD
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Christ Associates meet in the
St. John’s Chapel.
7 p.m. — Bingo at St.
John’s Little Theatre.
9-11 a.m. — The Delphos
Canal Commission Museum,
241 N. Main St., is open.
11:30 a.m. — Mealsite
at Delphos Senior Citizen
Center, 301 Suthoff Street.
5-7 p.m. — The Interfaith
Thrift Shop is open for shop-
8 p.m. — American Legion
Post 268, 415 N. State St.
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.
8:30-11:30 a.m. — St.
John’s High School recycle,
600 block of East Second
9 a.m. - noon — Interfaith
Thrift Store is open for shop-
St. Vincent DePaul Society,
located at the east edge of the
St. John’s High School park-
ing lot, is open.
Cloverdale recycle at vil-
lage park.
10 a.m to 2 p.m. — Delphos
Postal Museum is open.
12:15 p.m. — Testing of
warning sirens by Delphos
Fire and Rescue
1-3 p.m. — Delphos Canal
Commission Museum, 241 N.
Main St., is open.
7 p.m. — Bingo at St.
John’s Little Theatre.
Kids back in school,
hubby back to work
We are now a week into
2012 and a whole new year
lies ahead of us. I hope you
readers had a blessed holi-
day season. This week, hus-
band Joe is back to work
after a two-week
break and our six
youngest children
will also go back
to school. It was
wonderful having
everyone home but
it is always nice to
get back to a nor-
mal schedule.
Friday, Jan. 6,
we went to Jacob
and Emma’s house
for dinner. We had
a breakfast haystack which is
almost like a regular haystack
but you use breakfast foods.
We had biscuits, broken into
bite-sized pieces, fried pota-
toes, scrambled eggs, sausage,
ham, tomatoes, green pep-
pers, hot peppers, shredded
cheese, onions, salsa, cheese
sauce and sausage gravy. By
the time you put a little bit of
everything on your plate you
have a nice-sized haystack.
This is the first time I had
breakfast haystack. I think I
prefer it over a regular hay-
stack. A lot of people in the
community have breakfast
haystacks when they have
their family Christmas gath-
erings. There are a variety of
other foods that can be added
to breakfast haystacks like
olives, mushrooms, bacon,
smokies and so forth. Also
on the menu were Long John
rolls, cinnamon rolls, peanut
butter bars, rhubarb, orange
and V-8 juices, coffee, tea
and chocolate milk.
After all of that delicious
food, the afternoon was spent
playing Aggravation, which
was enjoyable for everyone.
We had snacks later on then.
It was a great day to spend
time together with family.
On Saturday, we had
Joe’s family here for a late
Christmas gathering. We had
a carry-in brunch. Ten of his
12 siblings were here so we
had almost 90 people at our
house. We made fried pota-
toes, biscuits and sausage
gravy and the rest of the food
was brought in. Among the
foods brought in: three big
breakfast casseroles, cottage
cheese, sliced
Swiss, pepper
jack, and Colby
cheese, venison
summer sausage,
and lots of des-
serts, coffee,
chocolate milk
and orange, grape
and V8 juices.
Later on we had
snacks that every-
one brought.
Games were
played and some singing was
done. It was a nice, sunshiny
day with temperatures almost
reaching 50 degrees. The
children spent most of the
day outside playing ball and
other outdoor games. It is not
often that you can play ball
outside in January. All of our
snow has melted from our
last snow. We have sure had
a mild winter so far!
We were surprised to see
Joe’s Uncle Solomon come to
the Christmas gathering. We
were glad to have him join us.
He brought Joe’s sister and
family from Indiana. With
Joe’s Dad being deceased, it
was nice to have one of his
brother’s here. Joe has four
married nieces and nephews
and all were able to attend.
Joe’s parents would now
have 9 great-grand children
and 55 grandchildren. Before
everyone left, the tables and
benches were taken down and
the basement floor was swept.
The basement is where we
had all the food and where
everyone ate. We were glad
for the help in cleaning up.
Sister Emma, Jacob, and
family came for awhile as
Jacob wanted to say “hello”
to all his cousins. Jacob is a
first cousin to my husband
Joe. Jacob’s joined in to help
clean up.
Before Friday, we man-
aged to complete the 1,000-
piece puzzle. We received a
750-piece puzzle from a read-
er for Christmas which will
probably be our next proj-
ect. I would like to thank all
the readers for the Christmas
cards and gifts that were
sent to us. They were greatly
appreciated. Also, thanks for
the encouraging words that
help keep me writing this
May God bless you all in
the New Year and always.
1-8 ounce package of
cream cheese
1/2 cup oleo, softened
3/4 cup powdered sugar
2 tablespoons brown
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup mini-chocolate
Graham crackers or choc-
olate graham crackers
Beat together cream cheese
and oleo until smooth. Mix in
powdered sugar, vanilla, and
brown sugar. Stir in choco-
late chips. Cover and chill for
2 hours. Shape into a ball and
serve with graham crackers.
Editor’s note: a photo
of the “breakfast haystack”
mentioned in this column has
been posted at amishcookon-
line.com. The Amish Cook
website has relaunched this
week to be more user-friendly
with archived recipes, lots of
Amish-related photos, videos,
and Eicher family news. Visit
amishcookonline.com to see
the new site.
JAN. 12
Lori Schleeter
Jessica Menke
Alexander J. Redmon
Sarah Fitch
NAMI meets Monday
The National Alliance
on Mental Illness of Van
Wert, Mercer and Paulding
Counties will meet at 6
p.m. on Monday.
Due to renovations at the
Drop-In Center where the
meetings are usually held,
this month’s meeting will
be held at the Westwood
Behavioral Health Center
located at 1158 Westwood
Drive in Van Wert.
Topic for the evening
has also been changed
to “Pain and Stress of
Parenting a Child With
Mental Illness.”
All meetings are open to
the public.
Mental illness impacts
the lives of at least one
in four adults and one in
10 children or 60 million
NAMI is dedicated to
the eradication of mental
illness and to the improve-
ment of the quality of life of
all whose lives are affected
by these disorders.
Over the years, preju-
dice and discrimination
toward people with mental
illness has kept many from
admitting the diagnosis
and seeking proper help.
However, due to public
education, more and more
people are coming forward,
recognizing the symptoms
and securing treatment.
Ohio has 50 affiliates
reaching out to those in
need and may be reached
at nami.org. The local
affiliate is available at
800-541-6264, 419-238-
2413 or namitc.org.
CALL 419-695-0015
to place an ad
6 – The Herald Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Tuesday Merchant
Jan. 3, 2012
R C Connections 16-8
Surveyor’s 16-8
Caballero’s 16-8
Adams Automotive 16-8
Delphos Sporting Goods 12-12
Topp Chalet 12-12
Ace Hardware 11-13
Unverferth Mfg. 9-15
Kerns Ford 6-18
Men over 200
Grant Wells 219, Rod Klinger
211-206, Rick Suever 213, Don
Honigford 207-236-207, Ryan Kies
300-207-246, Mike Schleeter 210,
Todd Merricle 204, Scott Scalf 228,
Matt Metcalfe 233, Zach Sargent 203,
Shawn Allemeier 258-247-223, Russ
Wilhelm 221, Bill Stemen 204-255,
David Newman 221-299-216, Bruce
Haggard 217, Mark Biedenharn 248-
206, David Mahlie 236, Lenny Klaus
212, Jason Mahlie 224, Denny Dyke
209, John Adams 203-224-209, Larry
Etzkorn 203, Bruce VanMetre 225-
209, Alex VanMetre 234-219, Greg
Clouse 204, Sean Hulihan 204, Dan
Grice 238-268, John Jones 245-233,
Carter Prine 201-211, Jason Wagoner
234-234, Joe Geise 212-259-203.
Men over 550
Rod Klinger 576, Rick Suever
602, Don Honigford 650, Ryan Kies
753, Mike Schleeter 583, Scott Scalf
597, Matt Metcalfe 560, Zach Sargent
556, Shawn Allemeier 728, Russ
Wilhelm 577, Bill Stemen 605, David
Newman 736, Mark Biedenharn 600,
David Mahlie 588, Lenny Klaus 564,
Jason Mahlie 568, Denny Dyke 555,
John Adams 636, Larry Etzkorn 582,
Bruce VanMetre 631, Alex VanMetre
622, Greg Clouse 577, Sean Hulihan
566, Dan Grice 686, John Jones 672,
Carter Prine 583, Jason Wagoner 626,
Joe Geise 674.
Wednesday Industrial
Jan. 4, 2012
Topp Chalet 24-0
D R C 13th Frame Lounge 18-6
Rustic Cafe 16-8
Villager Tavern 14-10
K&M Tire 12-12
Moe’s Dougout 12-12
Neideckens 10-14
Delphos Restaurant Supply 6-18
Cabo’s 6-18
D&D Grain 2-22
Men over 200
Clint Harting 246-267, Shawn
Stabler 234, Dave Kreischer 216-223,
Butch Prine Jr. 202-205, Jeff Kreischer
269-237-236, Matt Lautzenheiser 228,
Todd Dunlap 234, Ben Jones 224,
Jordan Riggs 236, Coda Henze 212-
231, Brian Shope 201, Bill Warnimont
211-214, Dale Riepenhoff 205, Rob
Ruda 234, Dean Bowersock 207,
Brian Gossard 204-246-235, Dan
Grice 258-215, Lee Schimmoller 203,
Justin Rahrig 237, Josh DeVelvis 209,
Shane Schimmoller 265-212, Frank
Miller 233-224-201, Joe Geise 202-
202, John Jones 257-203, Bruce
Clayton 225, Matt Elling 227-207,
Ted Furley 208, John Beebe 214-258,
Dave Miller 206-246-236, Greg Kill
214-208, Bob White 204-266, Lenny
Hubert 235-224-225, Mike Eversole
243, Sean Hulihan 235, Dave Jessee
202, Terry Trentman 206-255-235.
Men over 550
Clint Harting 713, Shawn Stabler
600, Dave Kreischer 627, Butch
Prine Jr. 587, Jeff Kreischer 742,
Jordan Riggs 624, Coda Henze 603,
Bill Warnimont 581, Rob Ruda 621,
Brian Gossard 685, Dan Grice 657,
Justin Rahrig 574, Josh DeVelvis 597,
Shane Schimmoller 647, Frank Miller
658, Joe Geise 554, John Jones 621,
Matt Elling 605, John Beebe 660,
Dave Miller 688, Greg Kill 573, Bob
White 636, Lenny Hubert 684, Sean
Hulihan 600, Dave Jessee 569, Terry
Trentman 696.
Thursday National
Jan. 5, 2012
Westrich 18-6
Day Metals 16-8
D R C Big Dogs 16-8
K-M Tire 14-10
C B 97 10-14
V F W 10-14
Bowersock Hauling 10-14
First Federal 10-14
Wannemacher’s 6-18
Men over 200
Randy Ryan 276-257, Lenny
Klaus 203-213, Brad Hughes 204,
Mark Biedenharn 212, Dave Moenter
211-223, Jason Mahlie 215-215-225,
Brian Schaadt 229, Don Eversole 213-
232, Andrew Schimmoller 203-233,
Ray Geary 208, Don Honigford 213,
Chuck Verhoff 214, Dave Knepper
270, Todd Menke 257, Dave Miller
236-224, Lenny Hubert 206-277, Brian
Gossard 258-204, Rob Ruda 256-
227, Sean Hulihan 215-213-205, Scott
German 244-209, Frank Miller 236-
275-214, Tim Koester 201, Ted Wells
215, Brad Thornburgh 209, Doug
Milligan Sr. 210, John Jones 225-
249, Jerry Mericle 211, Rick Suever
224, Doug Milligan Jr. 207-256, Jeff
Lawrence 247.
Men over 550
Randy Ryan 707, Lenny Klaus 595,
Brad Hughes 569, Mark Biedenharn
552, Dave Moenter 585, Jason Mahlie
655, Brian Schaadt 567, Don Eversole
634, Andrew Schimmoller 614, Ray
Geary 596, Don Honigford 558, Chuck
Verhoff 581, Dave Knepper 624, Todd
Menke 597, Dave Miller 592, Lenny
Hubert 661, Brian Gossard 645, Rob
Ruda 669, Sean Hulihan 633, Scott
German 626, Frank Miller 725, Tim
Koester 585, Ted Wells 592, Brad
Thornburgh 558, John Jones 612,
Rick Suever 556, Doug Milligan Jr.
644, Jeff Lawrence 594.
Lincolnview’s Morgan Peel tries to maneuver around
Kalida’s Kaylynn Verhoff during girls cage action Tuesday
at Lincolnview High School. The visiting LadyCats grabbed
a 6-point non-league victory.
Tina Eley photo
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Closed Thurs.
The Delphos Herald
Kalida’s girls basketball
unit committed 23 turnovers
and only made 15-of-26 at
the free-throw line
but the Wildcats
had 36 rebounds
compared to 15 for
That helped
Kalida hang in there to pull
out the 56-50 non-league vic-
tory over the Lady Lancers
Tuesday night at Lincolnview
High School.
Kalida improved to 5-6
overall and Lincolnview fell
to 4-7 on the season.
“Free throws have been
our Achilles’ heel all
season and we have
been right around
50 percent all sea-
son but it definitely
needs to get better,”
Kalida coach Adam Huber
said. “Some of the turnovers
I can handle because we are
trying to push the ball up the
floor as quickly as we can but
when other teams just take
the ball out of our hands, we
can’t have that.”
The Wildcats took a 7-2
lead with a steal from Summer
Holtkamp and layup from
Nicole Kaufman. Morgan
Peel had two back-to-back
buckets to tie the game at
13 with 1:50 left in the first
quarter. Kalida went on a 6-0
run to take a 19-13 lead at the
end of one.
A Claire Dye jumper
and a 3-point play from
Katie Dye brought the
Lancers to within two,
26-24, midway through the
second quarter. A 3-pointer
from Kaufman gave the Lady
Wildcats a 33-28 margin at
the break.
Lincolnview rallied in the
third quarter with buckets
from Kaylee Thatcher and
Carly Springer to tie the game
at 35 with 3:30 on the clock.
Treys from Alexis Wurth and
Kaufman put Kalida back on
top, 46-39, at the start of the
fourth quarter.
A steal from Holtkamp
gave Kalida a 52-45 lead
with 2:45 left in action. The
Lancers wouldn’t go away
with a 3-pointer from Claire
Dye with less than a minute
to play. Kalida held on to slip
past the Lancers.
“We like the fact that we
have 10 girls that can step out
on the floor and contribute,”
Huber added. “We don’t have
a 20-a-night scorer but we
have girls that can make us
some baskets and play
hard defense when they
are out there.”
Kaufman and
Holtkamp each had team
highs with 11 points
and Wurth had 10. Kaufman
added six rebounds and three
steals. Brandi Merschman
finished with nine points and
13 rebounds as the LadyCats
grabbed 12 offensive boards
(2 for Lincolnview).
“Rebounding is going to
be a big struggle for us now
that Kaitlyn Brant
(hurt a couple weeks
ago) is out for the
season,” Lincolnview
coach Dan Williamson
explained. “We are
not very big and need to find
other ways to score and win
some close games. I think
rebounding is going to be a
deciding factor whether or
not we keep games close here
on out.”
Katie Dye led all scorers
with 18 points, six assists
and three steals. Claire Dye
had 11 points. Thatcher and
Morgan Peel added six points
apiece. The hosts had 17 mis-
Kalida won the junior var-
sity contest 43-35.
Lincolnview visits
Crestview Thursday, while
Kalida entertains Allen East
1 p.m. Saturday.
Summer Holtkamp 3-1-2-11,
Julia Vandemark 3-0-2-8, Nicole
Kaufman 1-3-0-11, Alexis Wurth
3-1-1-10, Kaylyn Verhoff 0-0-0-
0, Amy Smith 0-0-4-4, Elizabeth
Turnwald 0-0-3-3, Haley McIntyre
0-0-0-0, Brandi Merschman 3-0-3-
9, Jackie Gardner 0-0-0-0. Totals
Kaylee Thatcher 3-0-0-6,
Claire Dye 4-1-0-11, Katie Dye
6-1-3-18, Julia Thatcher 2-0-0-4,
Christine Stemen 0-0-1-1, Morgan
Peel 3-0-0-6, Carly Springer 2-0-
0-4. Totals 20/41-2/12-4/6-50.
Score by Quarters:
Kalida 19 14 13 10 - 56
Lincolnview 13 15 11 11 - 50
Three-point goals: Kalida,
Kaufman 3, Holtkamp, Wurth;
Lincolnview, K. Dye, C. Dye.
LadyCats slip past Lancers
in non-league action
The Delphos Herald
ELIDA — The Fort
Jennings girls basketball team
traveled to the Union
Bank Court of the
Elida Fieldhouse
to take on the Lady
Bulldogs in what
proved to be a good
matchup between the
two non-conference
foes on paper.
The game turned
out to be what it was
hyped up to be as
the two teams battled
to the end, with the Bulldogs
pulling away in the fourth
quarter to take the victory with
a final score of 48-41.
Both teams struggled taking
care of the basketball
in the first half and
it led to some easy
transition buckets
for both sidelines,
giving the coaches
some frustration on
the bench.
The Musketeers
had some good looks
offensively at shots
around the perim-
eter; however, the
shots were not falling
for the visitors early on. Elida
took advantage of the mishaps
of the Musketeers and hung in
the game, only trailing 12-8 at
the end of the first quarter of
action as they tallied up nine
turnovers in the first quarter
alone (26 for the night).
Elida got back on its feet
in the second quarter as they
came out of the huddle more
focused and ready to make a
strong run going into the lock-
er room for intermission. The
Bulldogs outscored Jennings
14-9 in the second quarter to
take a 22-21 lead at halftime.
Leading the way for
the home team
was sopho-
more Cassidy
Slusher who
netted nine
points off the
bench in the
first 16 min-
utes of the
contest (15
for the night)
and really was
the difference-
maker offensively and defen-
sively for the Lady ’Dawgs the
whole night. Torie McAdams
contributed 14 markers and
nine rebounds.
Elida head
coach Deb
Stetler was
very pleased
with Slusher’s
on the night:
“I thought
Cassidy did an
excellent job
coming off the
bench tonight
and giving us
the spark on both sides of the
ball and really was the extra
plug we needed.”
Despite the off shooting (15-
of-60 overall from the floor,
2-of-15 long range, for 25%
and 9-of-19 from the strike for
47.4%), Fort Jennings was able
to take some of the Bulldog
turnovers in the second half
and turn them into easy transi-
tion buckets at the other end,
hanging in the game for as
they as they could.
Leading the way for the
Musketeers offensively were
junior guard Macy Schroeder
and senior forward Kelsey
Von Lehmden, who
both racked up nine
points on the night.
Despite their efforts,
the Musketeers com-
mitted too many
mental mistakes and
turned the ball over
to the Bulldogs one
too many times down
the stretch (15 for the
contest) as the home
team made them pay.
Stetler was very happy with
the way her defense came up
big down the stretch to seal
the victory: “We were a little
flat coming out in the first
half defensively and
I thought we did a
great job of coming
out in the second half
more prepared to
shut them down on
the defensive side of
the ball.”
Elida finished
20-of-44 for the
night (2-of-8 3-balls)
for 45.5 percent and
6-of-11 free throws
(54.5%). They won the battle
off the backboards 42-28 (8-16
offensive) as Osha Owens and
Carly Stetler added eight for
the hosts. Von Lehmden led
the Musketeers with seven.
With the victory, the young
Elida team moves to 4-7 on
the year and will be back into
action when they play host
to Van Wert Thursday night
in a WBL showdown with
the Cougars. On the flip side,
Jennings falls to 2-9 on the sea-
son. They visit Pandora-Gilboa
1 p.m. (JV start) Saturday.
Kaitlin Stechschulte 2-0-4, Kristen
Maag 1-1-3, Morgan Schroeder 3-1-8,
Macy Schroeder 4-0-9, Kelsey Von
Lehmden 2-5-9, Ashley Gable 2-0-
4, Cassie Lindeman 0-1-1, Gabbi
German 1-1-3, Gina Stechschulte 0-0-
0. Totals 13-2-9/19-41.
ELIDA (48)
Kylie Downton 2-0-4, Bo Kim 0-1-
1, Cassidy Slusher 7-1-15, Ashley
Lowry 0-1-1, Osha Owens 3-1-9, Torie
McAdams 6-2-14, Carly Stetler 1-0-2,
Ericka Smith 0-0-0, Sabrina Kline 1-0-
2. Totals 18-2-6/-48.
Score by Quarters:
Ft. Jennings 12 9 9 11 - 41
Elida 8 14 14 12 - 48
Three-point goals: Fort Jennings,
Morgan Schroeder, Macy Schroeder;
Elida, Owens 2.
Assists: Fort Jennings 7 (Mo.
Schroeder 3), Elida 12 (Downton
6). Steals: Fort Jennings 19 (Von
Lehmden 6, Maag 4), Elida 10
(Owens/Downton 4). Blocked shots:
Fort Jennings 0, Elida 5 (McAdams
4). Fouls: Fort Jennings 13, Elida 14.
Points in the paint: Fort Jennings 20,
Elida 32. Bench points: Fort Jennings
9, Elida 18.
Min Metcalfe 0-0-0, Nicole Ricker
0-1-1, Keri Eickholt 2-2-6, Alyssa
Schimmoeller 6-0-14, Hannah Clay
1-0-3, Marissa Good 0-0-0, Erin
Osting 2-0-4, Emily Kehres 0-0-0,
Alyssa Louth 1-0-2, Jenna Calvelage
0-3-3, Kelsey Klausing 1-0-2. Totals
ELIDA (27)
Brooke Smiley 0-0-0, Morgan
Morton 1-1-3, Lindsey Hall 2-0-5,
Erika Kiel 0-1-1, Brett Pauff 2-3-7,
Lauren Nolan 2-0-4, Sabrina Kline
2-3-7. Totals 8-1-8-27.
Score by Quarters:
Ft. Jennings 7 9 8 11 - 35
Elida 8 3 9 7 – 27
Three-point goals: Fort Jennings,
Schimmoeller 2, Clay; Elida, Hall.
Lady ’Dawgs pull through
in 4th to down Musketeers
Macy Schroeder
By Brian Bassett
Times Bulletin Sports Editor
VAN WERT — The Van
Wert Cougars hosted the
Bellmont Braves from Decatur,
Indiana, Tuesday night — in
what has become an annual
cross-state rivalry — and used
key turnovers and a strong tran-
sition game to put the Braves
away early en route to a 69-37
The Cougars jumped
out to a 7-0 lead to
begin the game with
a 3-pointer by senior
guard Jacob Myers and
baskets by senior guard
Reggie Phillips and senior cen-
ter Joe Moonshower. Bellmont
then burnt an early timeout and
responded out of the break with
a pair of baskets by junior cen-
ter Matt Chronister to cut the
deficit to three.
A pair of Myers baskets then
made the score 11-4, Cougars,
before sophomore guard
Cameron Bienz answered with
a jump shot for the Braves. A
Chronister layup later in the
frame cut the Van Wert lead
to seven, 17-10, and after Van
Wert junior point guard Joey
Hurless and Bellmont senior
guard Payton Selking trad-
ed baskets, the Cougar lead
remained seven after a quarter
of play, 19-12.
Reggie Phillips opened the
second quarter with a jump
shot for the Cougars to make
the score 21-12 and a trey by
junior forward A.J. Smith and a
Myers layup made the Cougar
lead 14, 26-12. Bienz answered
with a 3-pointer for the Braves
but it would be the only three
points Bellmont would score in
the quarter. Van Wert rolled of
a 15-point run to end the half
featuring baskets by Myers,
Hurless, senior forward Chadd
Phillips and Reggie Phillips.
Van Wert led 39-15 at the
Sophomore forward
Maverick Birch opened the third
quarter with a free throw for
Bellmont but Reggie Phillips
countered with a jump shot for
Cougars. A Myers layup and
a pair of Chadd Phillips free
throws extended the Van Wert
lead to 45-18. After a Reggie
Phillips 3 made the score 48-21,
Van Wert, Chronister got bas-
kets on three consecutive pos-
sessions to cut into the deficit.
Myers stopped the run with a
jump shot and Smith added a
basket to make the score 52-27.
Senior forward Nick Fueling hit
a jump shot for Bellmont as time
expired to send the game to the
final quarter with a score
of 52-29, Van Wert.
Hurless, Reggie
Phillips, Myers and
junior center Nik
Wolford all scored to
open the fourth quar-
ter with an 8-0 run for Van
Wert. The Braves then got a
pair of Chronister baskets to
make the score 60-33. Smith
and Chronister traded baskets
before Van Wert ended the
game on another run - this
time a 7-2 run behind baskets
by sophomore forward Matt
Bidlack and Wolford and a
trey by sophomore guard Kyle
Keber - making the final 69-37,
Van Wert.
“It was a good effort. We
wanted to use this game to try
to prepare us for this weekend
a little bit. I think the kids had
pretty good focus. We jumped
on them early, felt them out
a little bit in the first quarter.
Then I thought our transition
game and defensive pressure
set the tone for the rest [of the
game],” Van Wert coach Dave
Froelich said.
The Cougars forced 20
Brave turnovers - 12 in the
first half - and committed only
“Our kids played it how we
wanted to. We wanted to pres-
sure the ball, we wanted to be
soft at the high post and we
wanted to straddle and jump -
we call it ‘fire’ - down on the
inside. We did all that. We
did that without trying to over-
look an opponent. (Bellmont)
has played well at times this
year. They’re bigger and ath-
letic. I thought our ball pressure
took them out of it (tonight),”
Froelich said.
Van Wert shot 58 percent
(31-53) from the field and 38
percent (5-13) from 3-point
range, compared to 35 percent
(17-48) from the field and 10
percent (1-10) from 3-point
range for the Braves. The teams
combined for only eight free-
throw attempts on the night, with
both going 2-of-4 and the first
foul not committed until the 6:49
mark of the first quarter.
Now Van Wert (7-1) will
shift its focus to a huge Western
Buckeye League matchup
with the Elida Bulldogs at the
Cougars’ Den Friday.
“(Our focus shifts) right
now. We wrote it on the board.
We’re out of the locker room
here in one minute, so we’re
moving on. This was a game
but it was a Tuesday night in
preparation for Friday. We’ll
see what we can do Friday
against one of the best teams in
our league,” Froelich added.
Van Wert was led by 23
points from Myers, Reggie
Phillips added 15. Chronister
led the Braves with 14 points.
The loss drops the Braves’
record to 3-6 on the season.
Van Wert also won the
junior varsity contest, 49-24.
Bellmont (37)
Hall 0-1 0-0 0, Selking 1-7 0-0 2,
L. Smith 3-6 0-0 6, Fuelling 2-6 0-0
4, Stidam 0-3 0-0 0, Birch 2-7 2-4 6,
Vergara 0-1 0-0 0, Chronister 7-12 0-0
14, Bienz 2-4 0-0 5, King 0-1 0-0 0.
Van Wert (69)
C, Phillips 1-3 2-4 4, Smith 3-6
0-0 7, Keber 1-4 0-0 3, Hurless
4-7 0-0 9, Myers 11-15 0-0 23, R.
Phillips 7-12 0-1 15, Bidlack 1-1 0-1 2,
Markward 0-0 0-0 0, Wolford 2-3 0-0
4, Moonshower 1-2 0-0 2.
Score by Quarters:
Bellmont 12 3 14 8 - 37
Van Wert 19 20 13 17 - 69
Three-point goals: Bellmont
1-10 (Bienz 1-2, King 0-1, Birch 0-1,
Vergara 0-1, Fuelling 0-1, Selking
0-2, Stidam 0-2), Van Wert 5-13 (R.
Phillips 1-1, Keber 1-2, Hurless 1-2,
Myers 1-4, Smith 1-4).
Cougars blow out Braves in boys action
By Charlie Warnimont
Sentinel Sports Editor
24 minutes Monday night,
Continental held Crestview’s
offense in check. The eight
minutes they couldn’t contain
the Knights led to Crestview
having a big quarter.
Crestview put together a
big third quarter offensively
as the Knights rallied for a
40-33 non-league win over
the Pirates at the Don Huber
Memorial Gymnasium. The
loss dropped the Pirates to 4-6
on the season.
Continental’s defense
played a sound first half, hold-
ing the Knights to 15 points,
the same amount of points
Pirate junior forward Leva
Weller scored as the Pirates
had a 23-15 halftime lead. That
all changed in the second half
as the Knight defense stopped
Knights use 3rd period
to dispatch Pirates 40-33
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Boston 4 4 .500 2½
Toronto 4 6 .400 3½
New Jersey 2 8 .200 5½
Southeast Division
W L Pct GB
Miami 8 2 .800 —
Atlanta 7 3 .700 1
Orlando 6 3 .667 1½
Charlotte 2 8 .200 6
Washington 1 8 .111 6½
Central Division
W L Pct GB
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Cleveland 4 5 .444 4
Milwaukee 3 6 .333 5
Detroit 2 8 .200 6½
Southwest Division
W L Pct GB
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Houston 3 6 .333 2½
New Orleans 3 6 .333 2½
Northwest Division
W L Pct GB
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Utah 6 3 .667 2
Denver 6 4 .600 2½
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Pacific Division
W L Pct GB
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L.A. Clippers 4 3 .571 1
Phoenix 4 5 .444 2
Golden State 3 6 .333 3
Sacramento 3 7 .300 3½
Tuesday’s Results
Houston 82, Charlotte 70
Washington 93, Toronto 78
Philadelphia 112, Sacramento 85
Dallas 100, Detroit 86
Chicago 111, Minnesota 100
Oklahoma City 100, Memphis 95
Milwaukee 106, San Antonio 103
Utah 113, Cleveland 105
Portland 105, L.A. Clippers 97
Golden State 111, Miami 106, OT
L.A. Lakers 99, Phoenix 83
Today’s Games
Atlanta at Indiana, 7 p.m.
Sacramento at Toronto, 7 p.m.
Philadelphia at New York, 7:30 p.m.
Washington at Chicago, 8 p.m.
Oklahoma City at New Orleans, 8
Dallas at Boston, 8 p.m.
Houston at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m.
New Jersey at Denver, 9 p.m.
L.A. Lakers at Utah, 9 p.m.
Orlando at Portland, 10 p.m.
Miami at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m.
Thursday’s Games
Charlotte at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m.
New York at Memphis, 8 p.m.
Detroit at Milwaukee, 8 p.m.
Cleveland at Phoenix, 9 p.m.
Orlando at Golden State, 10:30
The Associated Press
Atlantic Division
N.Y. Rangers 40 27 9 4 58 118 83
Philadelphia 41 25 12 4 54 139 122
New Jersey 42 23 17 2 48 117 123
Pittsburgh 41 21 16 4 46 124 111
N.Y. Islanders 40 15 19 6 36 96 126
Northeast Division
Boston 39 27 11 1 55 146 76
Ottawa 44 23 15 6 52 140 144
Toronto 42 22 15 5 49 135 131
Buffalo 42 18 19 5 41 107 123
Montreal 42 16 19 7 39 109 117
Southeast Division
Florida 42 21 13 8 50 109 116
Winnipeg 42 20 17 5 45 112 124
Washington 40 21 17 2 44 118 120
Tampa Bay 41 17 20 4 38 113 141
Carolina 44 14 23 7 35 113 148
Central Division
St. Louis 42 25 12 5 55 110 89
Chicago 43 25 13 5 55 139 125
Detroit 42 26 15 1 53 135 99
Nashville 42 23 15 4 50 115 115
Columbus 42 11 26 5 27 101 142
Northwest Division
Vancouver 44 27 14 3 57 144 108
Minnesota 43 22 15 6 50 101 105
Colorado 44 23 20 1 47 115 124
Calgary 44 20 19 5 45 109 127
Edmonton 41 16 22 3 35 111 119
Pacific Division
San Jose 39 23 11 5 51 116 94
Los Angeles 43 21 15 7 49 93 95
Dallas 41 23 17 1 47 114 119
Phoenix 43 20 17 6 46 109 111
Anaheim 41 13 22 6 32 104 135
NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for
overtime loss.
Tuesday’s Results
N.Y. Rangers 2, Phoenix 1, SO
Vancouver 5, Tampa Bay 4, SO
Minnesota 5, San Jose 4, SO
Boston 5, Winnipeg 3
Toronto 2, Buffalo 0
N.Y. Islanders 5, Detroit 1
Ottawa 5, Pittsburgh 1
Philadelphia 2, Carolina 1
St. Louis 3, Montreal 0
Chicago 5, Columbus 2
Nashville 4, Colorado 1
Calgary 6, New Jersey 3
Anaheim 5, Dallas 2
Today’s Games
Pittsburgh at Washington, 7:30
New Jersey at Edmonton, 9 p.m.
Thursday’s Games
Montreal at Boston, 7 p.m.
Philadelphia at N.Y. Islanders, 7
Ottawa at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m.
Carolina at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m.
Phoenix at Detroit, 7:30 p.m.
Vancouver at St. Louis, 8 p.m.
Colorado at Nashville, 8 p.m.
San Jose at Winnipeg, 8:30 p.m.
Minnesota at Chicago, 8:30 p.m.
Anaheim at Calgary, 9:30 p.m.
Dallas at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m.
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Weller and found their offense.
Weller scored all nine of the
Pirates’ points in the second
quarter, including a 3-point-
er from the top of the key.
Although Crestview also scored
nine points, they were held
scoreless the last 3-plus min-
utes after Mackenzie Richard
hit a 3 that had pulled Crestview
within 21-15.
The second half started with
the Pirates increasing their
lead by a point as Vanessa
Koppenhofer answered a Kirstin
Hicks basket with a 3-pointer
from the left wing. The rest
of the quarter belonged to the
Knights as they outscored the
Pirates 16-1 for a 33-27 lead.
The Pirates lone point came
with 15 seconds left in the quar-
ter as Taylor Williamson hit the
second of two free throws.
While the Pirates’ aggres-
sive matchup zone denied the
Knights any real good open
looks the first half, the Knights
changed that in the third quar-
ter as they were able to move
the ball around and get bet-
ter looks down low for easy
points. Freshman Lindsey
Motycka began the Knight run
with a basket before freshman
guard Mackenzie Riggenbach
hit a big shot for the Knights
as she drained a trey from the
left wing while getting fouled.
Riggenbach missed the free
throw but her basket started to
swing the momentum in favor
of Crestview.
Williamson had an oppor-
tunity to stop the Knights run
as she went to the line for two
shots, both of which she missed.
Junior Mariah Henry made it a
2-point game with a hoop before
Danica Hicks tied the game with
a putback. Henry broke the tie
with 1:37 left in the quarter with
a basket before a 3-point play
by Motycka pushed the Knight
lead to 31-26. Another basket
put the Knights up 33-26 before
Williamson hit her free throw.
Although the Knight offense
found its stride, their defense,
mainly Kirstin Hicks, stopped
Weller from getting easy looks
down low and the Pirates were
unable to free her up as they
couldn’t hit the outside shot.
The Knights couldn’t main-
tain the momentum in the fourth
quarter. The turnover bug
returned for the Knights, giving
the Pirates opportunities to cut
into the deficit. However, the
Pirates couldn’t get any closer
than four points at 34-30. A
3-pointer late in the quarter by
Riggenbach gave Crestview an
8-point lead and the win.
Motycka led the Knights
with 11 points and Riggenbach
had seven points. Weller fin-
ished with 15 points for the
Pirates and Williamson had 10
Crestview 16- 4- 40: Riggenbach
2-1-7; Mefferd 1-0-2; Richard 2-0-5;
Motycka 5-1-11; D. Hicks 2-1-6; K.
Hicks 2-0-4.
Continental 12- 5- 33: Fitzwater
0-0-0; Williamson 3-1-10; Koppenhofer
2-1-7; Zachrich 0-0-0; Ordway 0-1-1;
Deken 0-0-0; Weller 6-2-15.
Score by Quarters:
Crestview 6 9 18 7 - 40
Continental 14 9 4 6 - 33
Three-point goals: Crestview 4
(Riggenbach 2, Richard, D. Hicks);
Continental 4 (Koppenhofer 2,
Williamson, Weller).
Turnovers: Continental 13,
Crestview 9.
Junior Varsity: Crestview 33-29.
LIMA — It pays to have a
full wrestling lineup.
That is what Coldwater
coach Rob Schmidt and his
Cavaliers found out Tuesday
night by grabbing a tri-meet ver-
sus Spencerville and host Lima
Central Catholic.
With their roster of 25 —
with eight of the 14 weight cat-
egories having at least two wres-
tlers vying for the spot — they
took advantage of the under-
manned Bearcats (66-12) and
Thunderbirds (59-15).
The Bearcats had to give
away 18 points due to forfeit-
ing four weight classes to only
one for the Thunderbirds (both
forfeited 106 and 132) in their
44-24 loss in the nightcap.
“We voided six weight class-
es to begin with. We have 11
wrestlers but three of them are at
195 and two at 220; we’re stack-
ing on each other,” Spencerville
coach Tom Wegesin noted. “We
also have some injuries; we’ve
had kids in and out of the lineup
because of that. Hopefully, we
can get everybody back and get
some others to drop down in
weight to get a few more classes
in play.”
The best match of the night
involved Spencerville’s Tyler
Shumate and LCC’s David
Gremling at 182 pounds, where
Gremling got the first takedown
of overtime to grab a 5-3 victory.
Chris Adams also won his
285-pound match against LCC’s
Sean Griesdorn.
“Tyler’s match was great.
He has two losses to Gremling
before and he’s gotten closer
each time,” Wegesin explained.
“He got him to overtime. The
only difference is that he doesn’t
have the confidence to know he
can beat Gremling; once that
comes, we’ll see down the road.
“Chris was giving away
26 pounds in his match and
Griesdorn was definitely stron-
ger; he is a stud. He beat him
because of technique.
“Right now, our focus is
on the sectionals and beyond.
We’re trying to fine-tune our
techniques, as well as improve
our mental focus. We want to
keep getting better, especially
against wrestlers we’ve seen
before. That’s one way we mea-
sure how far we’ve come and
how far we have to go; how we
did before against a wrestler.”
Spencerville is in the Lima
Senior Spartan Invitational
Against Coldwater, the
Bearcats voided six weight
classes and got pins by Shumate
and Jake Bellows (195).
For LCC coach Patrick
Murphy, he has some inexperi-
ence to overcome.
“We do have some veterans
but we also have youth; the
thing there is that they aren’t
experienced in the sport even
from junior high,” Murphy said.
“We’re trying to prepare for
down the road, our league and
sectional tournament. We’ve got
some kids that will be moving
around due to the weight issue;
they have to stick to the plan.
“For example, we didn’t
specifically prep for Coldwater
at all. They use the arm bar
so well throughout the lineup;
hopefully, we’ll be better pre-
pared for it next time. They are
in our sectional and that will be
an interesting meet; there are six
or seven teams that are pretty
solid and have basically full
lineups and that doesn’t include
Bluffton and Allen East.”
LCC is in the CIT Saturday
and Sunday.
Schmidt likes what he sees
from his crew but figures they
aren’t there yet.
“Having so many wres-
tlers, there is great competition
in msot of our weights. That
makes everyone forced to get
better,” he added. “At the same
time, because of football, we are
lagging behind. We need more
matches to get ready for the
tournament. We’ll have a better
idea in two or three weeks.”
Coldwater is at the Celina tri-
meet Thursday (with Defiance).
Lima Central Catholic 44, Spencerville
106: Double void.
113: Zach Ellsworth (L), void.
120: Trevor Bockey (SV) pinned Sean
Currens, 2:51.
126: Cameron Hahn (L), void.
132: Double void.
138: Brandon McCormick (L) tech. fall
Cole Bellows 26-10 (4:16).
145: Kyle Sawmiller (SV), void.
152: Vincent Fosburgh (L) pinned Jimmy
Lunz, :42.
160: Bobby Sunderhaus (L), void.
170: Tyler Garcia (L), void.
182: David Gremling (L) dec. Tyler
Shumate 5-3 (:21.3 OT).
195: Jake Huffman (L) pinned Tyler
Dues, 5:06.8.
220: Lucas Krouskop (SV) pinned
Ritchie Eddy, :37.
285: Chris Adams (SV) pinned Sean
Griesdorn, 2:15.
285: Logan Vandemark (SV) pinned
Jacob McKinley, 1:02.
Coldwater 66, Spencerville 12
106: Tyler Tebbe (C), void.
113: Jordan Obringer (C), void.
120: Mason Kuether (C) pinned Trevor
Bockey, 3:56.7.
126: Reece Kaiser (C), void.
132: Jeremy Post (C), void.
138: Jake Schmidt (C) dec. Cole Bellows
145: Alex Timmerman (C) pinned Kyle
Sawmiller, 3:01.7.
152: Brent Collett (C) pinned Jimmy
Lunz, 1:57.5.
160: Jake Fink (C), void.
170: Derek Collett (C), void.
182: Tyler Shumate (SV) pinned Ben
Koesters, 5:16.6.
195: Jake Bellows (SV) pinned Rob
Cupp, :37.
220: Jacob McKinley (C) dec. Lucas
Krouskop 36-3.
285: Alex Grieshop (C) pinned Chris
Adams, :43.
Coldwater 59, Lima Central Catholic
106: Tebbe (C), void.
113: Obringer (C) pinned Ellsworth,
120: Keuther (C) pinned Currens,
126: Kaiser (C) pinned Hahn, 1:41.8.
132: Landon Schlater (C), void.
138: J. Post (C) dec. McCormick 3-1.
145: Timmerman (C), void.
152: Fosburgh (L) dec. B. Collett 10-6.
160: Fink (C) dec. Sunderhaus 7-5.
170: D. Collett tech. fall Garcia 17-1.
182: Gremling (L) pinned Koesters, :34.
195: Huffman (L) pinned Cupp, 1:37.4.
220: J. Post (C) pinned McKinley, 1:14.
285: Grieshop (C) pinned Griesdorn,
Cavaliers grab mat tri-meet
over Bearcats, T-Birds
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In return for your expertise, we offer a competitive starting salary, profit-sharing,
and excellent fringe benefits, including medical, dental, life, vision, and disabil-
ity insurance, 401(k) retirement savings plan with Company matching, paid va-
cation, paid holidays, and more. If you’re looking for a career opportunity with a
growing company, please forward your qualifications and salary history to:
1100 McKinley Road
St. Marys, OH 45885
Attention: Human Resources
AAP St. Marys Corp. is a leader in the design and manufacture of cast alumi-
num wheels for OEM automakers. As a subsidiary of Hitachi Metals America,
our reputation for high quality products and customer satisfaction has helped us
continue to grow and provide our associates with over 23 years of steady em-
ployment. We now have a unique opportunity for a Project Engineer to perform
the following duties:
• Creates detailed specifications and cost justifications for machinery and
equipment purchases and capital improvement projects
• Prepares project budgets, schedules, and documentation and assists in sourc-
ing and negotiating contracts with suppliers
• Ensures project compliance with relevant building codes, safety rules/regula-
tions, and Company policies/procedures
• Monitors project from inception through production release; oversees testing,
run-off, installation, and advance planning for equipment operation, mainte-
nance, and repair
The successful candidate must have excellent organizational skills and at least
two years of relevant project engineering experience--preferable in a high-vol-
ume manufacturing operation. Proven experience in the use of project manage-
ment software, CAD tools, blueprints, and schematics is also required. Bachelor
degree in a related engineering field, or equivalent, is strongly preferred.
In return for your expertise, we offer a competitive starting salary, profit-sharing,
and excellent fringe benefits, including medical, dental, life, vision, and disabil-
ity insurance, 401(k) retirement savings plan with Company matching, paid va-
cation, paid holidays, and more. If you’re looking for a career opportunity with a
growing company, please forward your qualifications and salary history to:
1100 McKinley Road
St. Marys, OH 45885
Attention: Human Resources
The Allen County Veterans Service
Commission is now accepting re-
sumes for the position of a Veteran
Service Officer. Per Ohio Revised
Code 5901.07, basic requirements
include: a minimum of a high school
diploma or equivalence, proof of ac-
tive military service for other than
training with an honorable discharge
for all periods of service, satisfac-
tory background investigation, and
drug screening. In addition, appli-
cant must have one to two years ad-
ministrative/supervisory experience
and a valid Ohio driver’s license.
• Ideal candidate will have a genuine
concern for veterans and their families
• Processing of VA computerized forms
• Proficient computer and public speak-
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• Develop working knowledge of Ohio
Revised Code and the Department of
Veterans rules and regulations
• Obtain and maintain state and nation-
al service accreditation for veterans
• Post-employment training and testing,
and some over-night travel
• This position will report to the Veter-
ans Service Commissioners
Deadline for submitting resumes is
Tuesday, February 7th, 2012. Resumes
will be accepted by: Mail to Allen Coun-
ty Veterans Service Commission, PO
Box 1243, 301 N. Main, Lima 45802 or
hand delivered to Physical address at
301 N. Main Street, Lima, Ohio
AAP St. Marys Corp. . is a leader in the design and manufacture of cast alumi-
num wheels for OEM automakers. As a subsidiary of Hitachi Metals America,
our reputation for high quality products and customer satisfaction has helped
us continue to grow and provide our associates with over 23 years of steady
employment. We now have an opportunity for an individual to perform the fol-
lowing duties:
• Selects vendors and negotiates specifications, price, and delivery for wide
variety of purchased commodities
• Maintains supplier performance rating system, working with vendors to
achieve quality, price and delivery objectives
• Compiles various reports, files, and records for expenditures, stock item in-
ventories, and for regulatory compliance
The successful candidate must have excellent organizational skills and at least
two years of relevant project engineering experience--preferable in a high-vol-
ume manufacturing operation. Proven experience in the use of project manage-
ment software, CAD tools, blueprints, and schematics is also required. Bachelor
degree in a related engineering field, or equivalent, is strongly preferred.
In return for your expertise, we offer a competitive starting salary, profit-sharing,
and excellent fringe benefits, including medical, dental, life, vision, and disabil-
ity insurance, 401(k) retirement savings plan with Company matching, paid va-
cation, paid holidays, and more. If you’re looking for a career opportunity with a
growing company, please forward your qualifications and salary history to:
1100 McKinley Road
St. Marys, OH 45885
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Wednesday, January 11, 2012 The Herald – 9
By Bernice Bede Osol
Man eating
himself to
Dear Annie: I am increas-
ingly disgusted by my dad.
He is obese, getting bigger
and he won’t (can’t?) stop
eating. He and my mother
recently stayed in our home
for a long weekend. When
we went out for breakfast,
Dad ordered enough food to
feed three people
-- steak, eggs, hash
browns, toast, and
biscuits and gravy.
He ate all of that
and half of my
son’s pancakes.
His main topic of
conversation dur-
ing breakfast was
what we would eat
the following day.
It is like he
is addicted to a
drug. Even when
he orders a salad,
he drenches it in so much
creamy dressing that it
negates the health benefits.
At night, he raids the kitch-
en. He ate so many of my
kids’ lunch snacks that I
started storing them in the
bottom cabinets, since he
can’t bend over to reach
them. He also cannot cut
his own toenails and gets
winded playing with his
I already have suggest-
ed that he start taking little
walks, but he insists he has
genetically bad knees -- as
opposed to having bad knees
from the extra 200 pounds
he carries around. He recent-
ly had open-heart surgery
to replace a bad valve and
claimed the same genetic
excuse. He has damaged my
couch, and I had to replace
two patio chairs. He was
offended when I asked him
not to sit on the more deli-
cate furniture since it has a
250-pound weight limit.
I know my mom is dis-
gusted, too, but Dad is
incredibly stubborn. I think
he also has been depressed
since my brother died in
Afghanistan. But Dad is eat-
ing himself to death. Just
being in his presence now
irritates the daylights out of
me. What are we to do? --
Disgusted by the Glutton
Dear Disgusted: Dad
already feels worthless, so
instead of anger and dis-
gust, try compassion. You
are right about this being
a form of addiction, which
means it is extremely hard
for Dad to control his food
cravings. We think you will
have better luck working on
his depression, which can
interfere with his willing-
ness to become healthier.
Enlist your mother’s help
to encourage Dad to see his
doctor about the possibility
of medication.
Dear Annie: I have not
trusted my husband since a
family member told me he
was cheating on me with a
girl he knew before we mar-
ried. The other night, he was
a little drunk and said he
never had to hide having sex
with someone until he got
married. When I asked for
an explanation, he claimed
to be “just messing” with
We’ve been
married a long time
and have grown
kids and grand-
kids. I still won-
der who he’s with
when he is out late.
A few years ago,
I was certain he
was seeing another
woman, and when
I yelled, “I hope
it was good,” he
screamed, “It sure
was!” Then he said
there was no one else and he
simply wanted to hurt me. It
worked. I no longer feel the
same way about him. I’m
tired of being told I have a
problem, but I don’t intend
to leave at this late date.
What do you think? -- S.P.
Dear S.P.: If you are
going to stay with a man you
don’t trust, you need to sep-
arate yourself emotionally
from his behavior. Consider
him a wayward child, and
occupy yourself with activi-
ties that make you happy.
Perhaps when you stop pay-
ing attention to his nocturnal
wanderings, he’ll lose inter-
est in them, as well.
Dear Annie: I have a
solution for “Noisy Dog
Next Door,” whose neigh-
bors’ guard dog is kept
outside and barks all night
long. If the dog barks at 2
a.m., I suggest they phone
the neighbors at 4 a.m. to let
them know their dog woke
them up two hours earlier.
A few calls like that should
take care of the problem. --
Sevierville, Tenn.
Much of the preparation and all
of the studying you’ve done over the
past several years will be utilized to
your advantage in your present field
of endeavor. Don’t be surprised if
the payoff is far larger than you
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
-- Because you’ll instinctively know
how to make life a fun game that
attracts lots of other players, it’s likely
that your influence over your peers
will be rather remarkable.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19)
-- Don’t get all in a dither over some
big changes for you that are being
engineered by other people. What
they put together could be better than
what you could do yourself.
PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) --
Three pals of yours with whom you
are very close might introduce some
interesting new elements into your
social life. You’ll find them fun and
intriguing, as will they.
ARIES (March 21-April 19) --
There are more than a few opportunities
hovering about that could benefit your
career and finances. Don’t make light
of them -- squeeze out every last drop
of potential.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) --
If possible, give vent to your spirit of
adventure and do something different.
You could make what otherwise would
be a boring routine into something
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) --
Although you like joint involvements
and you’re lucky with them, it’s
important to avoid teaming up with
someone who fails to grasp the
adventurous nature of what you’re
trying to do.
CANCER (June 21-July 22)
-- Something good can be done to
strengthen an appealing relationship.
This alliance has the possibility of
becoming more than just a friendship.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You’re
in a financial cycle at the moment that
can have propitious peaks as well as
devilish lows. Right now, the sun is
likely to be shining, so make plenty of
hay while you can.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- No
one will resent you stepping in and
taking charge when they are struggling
to keep their heads above water. In
fact, they will greatly appreciate you
saving them from drowning in their
own financial turpitude.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) --
Everything is moving in your favor at
the moment, so put the final touches
on a matter that has been giving you
fits; now’s the time to get it out of the
way once and for all.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22)
-- You have a marvelous ability to
elevate the level of hopes, aspirations
and expectations of those with whom
you’re closely involved. Surprisingly,
what benefits them will help you as
Dec. 21) -- Major achievements are
possible with both your career-related
and financial affairs. Even if there are
some connections between the two,
treat each sphere individually.
COPYRIGHT 2012 United Feature Syndicate,
Annie’s Mailbox
10 – The Herald Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Answers to Monday’s questions:
The Department of War (1870-90), the Department
of Agriculture (1890-1940) and the Department of
Commerce (1940-today) have had jurisdiction over the
National Weather Service since its creation in 1870.
Colonel Harland Sanders, founder of Kentucky Fried
Chicken, was born in Indiana in 1890. He launched his
cooking career at age 40 when he started preparing food
for hungry travelers in the rear living quarters of a gas
station he ran in Corbin, Ky.
Today’s questions:
Who was the first fictional film character to receive a
MTV Lifetime Achievement Award?
In England, what is a rubbish tip?
Answers in Thursday’s Herald
Today’s words:
Exallotriote: foreign
Lucripetous: money-hungry
Today’s joke:
The National Game warden put out a warning to
all hikers in his area, warning that they should wear
small bells on their boots so not to startle the bears. To
distinguish the grizzly bear the notice read, “Small bear
droppings are small with nut and berries in it. Grizzly
bear droppings are much larger with nuts and berries
and little tiny bells in it.”
Tehran bombers kill Iranian nuclear expert
Associated Press
TEHRAN, Iran — Two assailants on a motor-
cycle attached a magnetic bomb to the car of an
Iranian university professor working at a key
nuclear facility, killing him and his driver today,
reports said. The slayings suggest a widening
covert effort to set back Iran’s atomic program.
The attack in Tehran bore a strong resem-
blance to earlier killings of scientists working
on the Iranian nuclear program. It is certain to
amplify authorities’ claims of clandestine opera-
tions by Western powers and their allies to halt
Iran’s nuclear advances.
The blast killed Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan, a
chemistry expert and a director of the Natanz ura-
nium enrichment facility in central Iran, state TV
reported. State news agency IRNA said Roshan
had “organizational links” to Iran’s nuclear agen-
cy, which suggests a direct role in key aspects of
the program.
Natanz is Iran’s main enrichment site, but
officials claimed earlier this week that they are
expanding some operations to an underground site
south of Tehran with more advanced equipment.
The U.S. and its allies are pressuring Iran to
halt uranium enrichment, a key element of the
nuclear program that the West suspects is aimed
at producing atomic weapons. Uranium enriched
to low levels can be used as nuclear fuel but at
higher levels, it can be used as material for a
nuclear warhead.
Iran denies it is trying to make nuclear weap-
ons, saying its program is for peaceful purposes
only and is geared toward generating electric-
ity and producing medical radioisotopes to treat
cancer patients.
Tehran has accused Israel’s Mossad, the
CIA and Britain’s spy agency of engaging in
an underground “terrorism” campaign against
nuclear-related targets, including at least three
slayings since early 2010 and the release of a
malicious computer virus known at Stuxnet in
2010 that temporarily disrupted controls of some
centrifuges — a key component in nuclear fuel
production. All three countries have denied the
Iranian accusations.
Israeli officials, however, have hinted about
covert campaigns against Iran without directly
admitting involvement.
On Tuesday, Israeli military chief Lt. Gen.
Benny Gantz was quoted as telling a parliamen-
tary panel that 2012 would be a “critical year” for
Iran — in part because of “things that happen to
it unnaturally.”
“Many bad things have been happening to
Iran in the recent period,” added Mickey Segal,
a former director of the Israeli military’s Iranian
intelligence department. “Iran is in a situation
where pressure on it is mounting, and the latest
assassination joins the pressure that the Iranian
regime is facing.”
Defiant Iranian authorities pointed the finger
at archfoe Israel.
First Vice President Mohammad Reza Rahimi
said Israeli agents were behind the attack, but
cannot “prevent progress” in what Iran claims are
peaceful nuclear efforts.
Safar Ali Baratloo, a senior security official,
was quoted by Fars as also saying the attack was
the work of Israelis.
“The magnetic bomb is of the same types
already used to assassinate our scientists,” he
Roshan, 32, was inside the Iranian-assembled
Peugeot 405 car together with two others when
the bomb exploded near Gol Nabi Street in north
Tehran, Fars reported. It said Roshan’s driver
later died at a hospital from wounds sustained in
the attack.
IRNA said an 85-year old passer-by was
wounded in the blast.
Fars described the explosion as a “terror-
ist attack” targeting Roshan, a graduate of the
prestigious Sharif University of Technology in
Roshan was a chemistry expert who was
involved in building polymeric layers for gas
separation, which is the use of various mem-
branes to isolate gases. He was also deputy
director of commercial affairs for the Natanz ura-
nium enrichment plant in central Iran. According
to conservative news website mashreghnews.ir,
Roshan was in charge of purchasing and supply-
ing equipment for the facility.
Natanz is the centerpiece of Iran’s efforts to
make its own nuclear fuel. But Iran said earlier
this week it was expanding some operations to a
bunker-like site south of Tehran protected under
300 feet (90 meters) of rock. The existence of
the Fordo facility has been known for more than
two years, but some Western officials fear the
opening of the labs could be another step toward
developing nuclear arms.
The conservative news website, alef.ir, posted
several papers Roshan contributed. It said his
specialty, polymeric layers, have uses in uranium
enrichment by having uranium gas pass through
filtering membranes.
Since December, Iran has held or announced a
series of war games that included threats to close
the Gulf’s vital Strait of Hormuz — the passage-
way for about one-sixth of the world’s oil — in
retaliation for stronger U.S.-led sanctions.
“Assassinations, military threats and political
pressures ... The enemy insists on the tactic of
creating fear to stop Iran’s peaceful nuclear activi-
ties,” Fars quoted lawmaker Javad Jahangirzadeh
as saying in reaction to the blast.
A similar bomb explosion exactly two years
ago — Jan. 12, 2010 — killed Tehran University
professor Masoud Ali Mohammadi, a senior
physics professor. He was killed when a bomb-
rigged motorcycle exploded near his car as he
was about to leave for work.
The semiofficial Mehr news agency said that
Roshan had planned to attend a memorial cer-
emony later today for the slain professor.
In November 2010, a pair of back-to-back
bomb attacks in different parts of the capital killed
another nuclear scientist and wounded one more.
Ariz. offcials say couple, deputy killed by same man
Penn State president to face alumni
Homeless seek shelter
after murders in SoCal
Sheriff: Food dispute led to Ohio murder-suicide
Associated Press
PHOENIX — Investigators
say they believe a New
Hampshire couple found dead
in a car near a northern Arizona
resort town and a sheriff’s dep-
uty killed days later in Phoenix
were shot by the same gunman
— a U.S. Marine Corps reserv-
ist who was living out of his van
and may have thought the world
was going to end this year.
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe
Arpaio said Tuesday that ballis-
tics experts confirmed the rifle
casings at the two crime scenes
came from the assault rifle used
by Drew Ryan Maras.
Arpaio described Maras
as a Marine Corps reservist
who briefly attended Arizona
State University, recently lost
his maintenance job in nearby
Peoria and was living out of
his van.
The 30-year-old may have
been depressed, had lost con-
tact with his family, believed
the world was going to end in
2012 and showed an interest in
UFOs, the sheriff said.
The deaths of the New
Hampshire couple had baffled
authorities over the weekend.
The bodies of James Johnson
of Jaffrey, N.H., and Carol
Raynsford of Nelson, N.H.,
were found Friday in a sedan at
a remote highway turnout near
Sedona. Investigators said they
found six shell casings on one
side of the car, and two on the
other side.
Johnson and Raynsford
frequently hiked and camped
together and were in the area to
look for a house for Johnson,
said Raynsford’s friend, Jayne
Kelly. They had planned to
head home at the end of the
Investigators still don’t
know why they were targeted.
Officials have said there was
no evidence that the two were
robbed or that they had pro-
voked the shooter.
“I don’t think we will ever
know the motive,” Yavapai
County Sheriff Scott Mascher
Maras fatally shot sher-
iff’s Deputy William Coleman
on Sunday after the officer
responded to a burglary call
at a Phoenix medical building,
Arpaio said.
Coleman knocked on
Maras’ van to rouse him. Maras
responded by opening the vehi-
cle’s sliding door and firing 29
shots, authorities said. Other
deputies got off 41 rounds and
killed Maras.
By Monday, investigators
had begun to draw a connec-
tion between the two shootings,
which took place 85 miles away
from each other.
Maras used a variant of an
AR-15 assault rifle and shot
unique military grade ammuni-
tion that has a steel core, giv-
ing the slug more penetrating
power, investigators said.
He served with the Marines
from 1999 to 2003, completing
infantry training with a special-
ty as a rifleman before joining a
reserve unit in Chicago, Marine
Maj. Shawn Haney said.
Authorities said he had no
serious criminal violations. A
search of Arizona court records
showed just a 2004 citation for
driving with a suspended license.
But that case was dismissed.
Associated Press
PITTSBURGH — Penn State University
President Rodney Erickson will face a crowd of
alumni today in Pittsburgh, some of whom aren’t
happy about the way the school handled the Jerry
Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.
It’s the first of three town hall meetings sched-
uled this week, two months into Erickson’s tenure
as president. The next will be in King of Prussia,
a Philadelphia suburb, on Thursday followed by
one in New York City on Friday. The New York
meeting is to be broadcast live online.
Some university trustees like the meetings,
but other Penn State supporters aren’t so sure
about them.
Trustee Marianne Alexander said it’s good
that Erickson is providing an opportunity for
alumni to weigh in on the scandal and give their
opinion on the university’s response to it.
“It’s important for President Erickson to be
able to hear what they have to say and also to
explain his point of view,” said Alexander, presi-
dent emerita of the Public Leadership Education
Network and a resident of the Washington area.
“So I think it’s very healthy. I’m glad he’s doing
Sandusky faces 52 criminal counts that involve
10 alleged victims over 15 years. Gary Schultz, a
former vice president, and Tim Curley, the ath-
letic director, are charged with perjury and failure
to report suspected child abuse. All three have
denied the allegations and await trial.
Longtime football coach Joe Paterno was fired
amid the scandal. He was replaced last week by
New England Patriots offensive coordinator Bill
Erickson is attempting to repair the school’s
image with alumni, faculty, staff, and students.
Erickson told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on
Tuesday that his processor, Graham Spanier,
informed members of the board of trustees about
the Sandusky grand jury investigation months
before he was charged in November. He said
he did not know details of what was discussed
when Spanier met with board members in May
or July.
Spanier was ousted amid the scandal and
replaced by Erickson, who said Tuesday he will
step down when his contract ends in 2014.
Trustee Linda B. Strumpf of New York,
retired chief investment officer for the Helmsley
Charitable Trust, praised Erickson’s handling of
the scandal.
“I guess what you don’t want to see is people
taking out their frustrations or whatever on him,”
Strumpf said. “He was not part of the investiga-
tion — he’s not part of the problem, he’s part of
the solution. So I just hope those people will be
civil and treat him with the respect he deserves.”
Strumpf said the focus at the meetings should
be on plans for the future, and not on past events
such as Paterno’s firing.
“If people ask (Erickson) about it, he wasn’t
in the room and wasn’t really involved,” Strumpf
said. “They’re not going to get much out of him
on that subject.”
Associated Press
ORANGE, Calif. — After sleeping with her three-month old
baby girl in a friend’s car for the last week, Faith Reynolds heard two
words that would push her to seek refuge in a shelter: serial killer.
Police and advocates have been urging those living on the streets
to head inside or buddy up since three homeless men were stabbed to
death in suburban Orange County in the last few weeks.
Random violent attacks against the homeless are fairly common
as they make easy targets, particularly for youths on thrill-seeking
binges. A serial killer preying upon homeless men, however, is more
Reynolds, a recovering drug addict and former fast-food restau-
rant cashier, is heeding the call.
Since the deaths, the number of homeless sleeping in each of two
wintertime shelters in the county has jumped 40 percent, said Larry
Haynes, executive director of Mercy House, which runs the shelters.
But he said it’s tough to know whether fear, coaxing from police
or cold weather is behind the surge. Nearly 7,000 people out of 3
million county residents were homeless when they were counted in
January 2011.
Word of the crimes has spread quickly among the homeless, many
of whom keep up with the news and pass along tidbits at soup kitch-
ens and shelters in a county that is home to Disneyland and wealthy
beachfront communities.
“The homeless grapevine has always been very active,” Haynes
said. “Changing behavior is another thing.”
In Santa Ana, dozens of men and women slept on thin black mats
covered by thick gray blankets in the cavernous National Guard
Armory that doubles as a shelter in the winter. Some had their pos-
sessions tucked beneath their heads.
Scott Melton, 24, wolfed down a chocolate-filled doughnut and
sipped coffee. The unemployed loan processor was shocked to learn
about the killer when he returned Monday night from working a two-
week job at a mountain hotel.
“You could possibly not wake up — it’s a scary thing,” Melton
For many of those who spent the night on the armory floor, the
killer was just one more element they couldn’t control.
Chris Clay, 50, speculated that the killer might have a grudge
against sex offenders or drug addicts — who are both found in large
numbers on the street. “I can’t let it change the way I think,” he said.
Clay was released a month ago from prison after he was convicted
of making criminal threats and has had a tough time finding work
except for $3 he makes each week by collecting empty juice and
water bottles for recycling.
“There’s what, 5,000 homeless out here? And there’s just one
killer stalking the homeless?”
“Just don’t stalk me,” he said.
The killing spree began with the stabbing of James McGillivray,
53, on Dec. 20. A week later, the body of Lloyd Middaugh, 42, was
found on a riverbed trail. On Dec. 30, the body of Paulus Smit, 57,
was discovered outside a library.
The way that the killer sought out lone victims in isolated places
in different cities suggests these were the premeditated acts of a socio-
path, said Brian Levin, a criminologist at California State University-
San Bernardino.
“This person is a fairly careful planner,” said Levin, director of
the Center of Hate and Extremism. “For him, it’s like a hunt. He’s
extremely dangerous and will probably do it again.”
In response, police are patrolling spots frequented by the homeless
and distributing fliers with safety tips. They shine bright flashlights
onto the faces of men sleeping on mattresses to make sure they’re
Police have started a tip line and are investigating the killings with
the county sheriff’s department and FBI.
The Orange County Rescue Mission has passed out flashlights
and whistles to help fend off attackers. Members of a Southern
California chapter of the Guardian Angels have handed out fliers to
tell people about the killer.
Associated Press
LOGAN — A dispute over whether a terminally ill woman
should have been given tea and toast or an orange apparently
upset her husband so much that he shot and killed two of
her sisters and his son before killing himself, a sheriff said
The sick woman, 59-year-old Darlene Gilkey, who’s dying
of cancer, witnessed the shootings from a hospital bed in her
living room but was uninjured, Hocking County Sheriff Lanny
North said.
The woman’s son, Ralph Sowers III, told a 911 dispatcher
he survived when his stepfather, Paul Gilkey, said he was
sparing him because he had kids. Sowers said his stepfather
repeatedly warned him to get out of the way before putting the
gun above his head and shooting his brother, who was hiding
behind him.
After the shootings Monday, Paul Gilkey, 63, stepped out
onto his front porch, sat down in a chair and shot himself to
death, the sheriff said.
Killed inside the home were Darlene Gilkey’s sisters,
Barbara Mohler, 70, of New Straitsville, and Dorothy Cherry,
63, of New Plymouth. Also killed was Paul Gilkey’s son,
Leroy Gilkey, 38, of Columbus.
Paul Gilkey, who went by his middle name, Dave, was
stressed and upset as he tried his best to care for his wife,
whose cancer was diagnosed around Thanksgiving right after
an injury at a local hospital where she worked, said his sister-
in-law Peggy Gilkey, the wife of his brother Gary Gilkey.
Paul Gilkey felt as if other members of his wife’s family
were taking over the care, and he was upset by the number of
people in the house and the fact that things were already being
taken out of the house in southeastern Ohio, Peggy Gilkey
Investigators say Leroy Gilkey had power of attorney over
his mother, a fact that added to Paul Gilkey’s stress, according
to Peggy Gilkey.
“He felt like that they were pushing him out and trying to
take over,” Peggy Gilkey said Tuesday.
She added: “He was really trying to take care of her, but he
felt like people weren’t letting him.”
She said Paul Gilkey and her husband talked several times
a week about the situation.
She said her brother-in-law probably let his wife live
because he loved her so much. The couple had divorced in
1975, shortly after he went to prison for a 1974 murder, but
remarried a few years ago, she said.
North, the sheriff, said events leading to the shootings
began earlier in the day when some of the victims had appar-
ently served Darlene Gilkey tea and toast after Paul Gilkey
had already peeled an orange for her. He said that led to an
argument that escalated and culminated in the shootings.
“It sounds like it was over her well-being, her care,” the
sheriff said.
As the argument heated up, Paul Gilkey left the living
room, went to a bedroom to retrieve a gun, returned to the liv-
ing room and started shooting, authorities say.
The sheriff said Gilkey shot Mohler first, then ordered
Sowers to leave. He said Gilkey then shot his son and again
ordered Sowers to leave, before shooting Cherry.
Hocking County coroner David Cummin said eight or nine
gunshots were fired during what autopsies confirm was a triple
homicide followed by the assailant’s suicide.
He said Mohler died from two close-range gunshot wounds
to the head and Leroy Gilkey was killed next with three close-
range gunshot wounds to the head. Cherry then suffered a
gunshot wound to the chest from an undetermined distance
and a close-range gunshot wound to the head.
Paul Gilkey shot himself in the chest.
Occupy Wall
Street back in park
Associated Press
NEW YORK — Barricades
surrounding a park that served
as a camp for Occupy Wall
Street protesters were removed
Tuesday, allowing protesters to
stream back in.
The atmosphere was cele-
bratory but calm on Tuesday
evening as about 300 protesters
began filling New York City’s
Zuccotti Park a couple of hours
after the barricades were taken
down and a day after a com-
plaint about the barricades was
filed with the city. Protesters
milled around, eating lasagna on
paper plates and playing chess.
Security guards who were
previously guarding the barri-
cades stood off to the side, along
with a handful of police offi-
cers. It was a minor victory for
the protesters, who have com-
plained about financial inequal-
ity in demonstrations that gained
traction across the globe.
“Word spread pretty quickly,
and we ran down here,” dem-
onstrator Lauren DiGioia said.
“It’s hard to remember what it
was like before the barricades
were put up.”
Police spokesman Paul
Browne said the NYPD and
Brookfield Office Properties, the
park’s owner, had been talking
about removing the barriers last
week. The decision was made to
remove them Tuesday because
officials felt they were no longer
necessary, Browne said.
Brookfield spokeswoman
Melissa Coley confirmed in an
email that the barricades were
taken down but declined to
comment further. A Brookfield
employee who refused to give
his name told an Associated
Press reporter: “The barriers are
down, but the other rules are the
Some Occupy protest-
ers planned to stay overnight,
DiGioia said, but it was unclear
whether they planned to use tents
or sleeping bags, which have
been banned from the lower
Manhattan park since an early
morning police raid evicted pro-
testers Nov. 15.
One security guard told a
group of protesters: “No sleep-
ing bags allowed, either, OK,

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