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Saturday, January 21, 2012

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Project Recycle taking worn flags
Delphos Project Recycle will be held from 9-11:30 a.m. today at Delphos Truck and Fuel Wash. Entry is gained by traveling north from East Fifth Street east of Double AA Trailer Sales. Newspaper, phone books, plastic bags, cardboard, magazines and aluminum cans need to be in separate containers. Recycle is now accepting worn U.S. flags. All other items: tin cans, plastic and glass containers need to be rinsed clean; there is no need to remove labels and they can be co-mingled. Delphos Recycle does not accept window or plate glass, light bulbs, ornamental glass, Pyrex or cookware glass. Computers, etc., are accepted. No TVs or monitors.


Himmelgarn entertains D.A.R.E. graduates, parents

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This year’s D.A.R.E. graduation was held in St. John’s Robert A. Arnzen Gymnasium Friday. Comedian and ventriloquist Mike Hemmelgarn, above left, entertains fifth-grade students from Franklin, St. John’s and Landeck elementary schools, featuring “Rosie” in teaching the children about values such as citizenship, respect and not using drugs or alcohol. The local program graduated 125 with their parents present. Each received a diploma and lunch. D.A.R.E. is sponsored locally by the Allen County Sheriff’s office.

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Should parents lose custody of super obese kids?
CHICAGO (AP) — Should parents of extremely obese children lose custody for not controlling their kids’ weight? A provocative commentary in one of the nation’s most distinguished medical journals argues yes, and its authors are joining a quiet chorus of advocates who say the government should be allowed to intervene in extreme cases. It has happened a few times in the U.S., and the opinion piece in Wednesday’s Journal of the American Medical Association says putting children temporarily in foster care is in some cases more ethical than obesity surgery. Dr. David Ludwig, an obesity specialist at Harvardaffiliated Children’s Hospital Boston, said the point isn’t to blame parents, but rather to act in children’s best interest and get them help that for whatever reason their parents can’t provide. State intervention “ideally will support not just the child but the whole family, with the goal of reuniting child and family as soon as possible. That may require instruction on parenting,” said Ludwig, who wrote the article with Lindsey Murtagh, a lawyer and a researcher at Harvard’s School of Public Health. “Despite the discomfort posed by state intervention, it may sometimes be necessary to protect a child,” Murtagh said. But University of Pennsylvania bioethicist Art Caplan said he worries that the debate risks putting too much blame on parents. Obese children are victims of advertising, marketing, peer pressure and bullying — things a parent can’t control, he said. “If you’re going to change a child’s weight, you’re going to have to change all of them,” Caplan said. Roughly 2 million U.S. children are extremely obese. Most are not in imminent danger, Ludwig said. But some have obesity-related conditions such as Type 2 diabetes, breathing difficulties and liver problems that could kill them by age 30. It is these kids for whom state intervention, including education, parent training, and temporary protective custody in the most extreme cases, should be considered, Ludwig said. While some doctors promote weight-loss surgery for severely obese teens, Ludwig said it hasn’t been used for very long in adolescents and

Occupy the Courts

Hundreds reject US Supreme Court ruling on election spending
By MEGHAN BARR The Associated Press NEW YORK — Facing freezing temperatures and snowy weather, several hundred protesters gathered at courthouses across the nation Friday and some clashed with police as they protested a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision that removed most limits on corporate and labor spending in federal elections. In Washington, D.C., 11 people who got into confrontations with police were arrested on the courthouse steps and on the plaza, while another person was arrested inside the courthouse for unlawful entry. A crowd of about 100 protesters gathered on the sidewalk outside the court’s 1,300-pound bronze doors, which were shut on account of the protest, chanting: “Whose steps? Our steps.” Earlier, demonstrators wearing black robes and pretending to be Supreme Court justices sang songs mocking the Citizens United ruling on the Capitol lawn. Occupy Wall Street activists joined forces with Move to Amend, a grassroots coalition that organized the event in more than 100 cities, though the turnout in many places was low. In some cities, fewer than a dozen protesters showed up. Protesters said they were kicking off petition drives in support of a constitutional amendment that would overturn a 2010 court ruling that allowed private groups to spend huge amounts on political campaigns with few restrictions. In San Francisco, where a couple of hundred protesters gathered in the city’s financial district, at least 11 protesters were arrested after chaining themselves to the front doors of Wells Fargo’s corporate headquarters. Others linked arms to prevent people from entering a Bank of America branch. Many protesters spilled into the streets as police in riot gear and private security guards tried chasing them off. Two cable cars came to a grinding halt as protesters took over an intersection, and traffic in some places had to be rerouted or came to a complete standstill. In Boston, fife and drum music played as protesters rallied at the federal court-

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SATURDAY Boys Basketball (6 p.m.): St. John’s at Edgerton; McComb at Fort Jennings; Liberty-Benton at Ottoville; Lincolnview at Antwerp; Bowling Green at Elida; Columbus Grove at Kalida (PCL); Van Wert at Bryan. Girls Basketball: Elida at Allen East, 11 a.m.; Ottoville at Minster, noon; Waynesfield-Goshen at Spencerville, noon; Columbus Grove at Miller City (PCL), 6 p.m.; Crestview at St. John’s, 6 p.m.; Spencerville at Perry, 6 p.m. Wrestling: Jefferson at Archbold Duals, 9 a.m.; Elida at New Albany Tournament, 9 a.m.; St. John’s, Lincolnview and Columbus Grove at Van Buren Invitational, 10 a.m.; Van Wert at Fairborn Invitational, 10 a.m. Clear tonight with low 15-20. Warmer Saturday; high in low 40s with 20 percent chance of rain. Rain likely with possible thunderstorm Sunday night. Low in upper 30s. Obituaries State/Local Politics Community Sports Veteran Church Classifieds TV World News 2 3 4 5 6-7 8 9 10 11 12



can have serious, sometimes life-threatening complications. Ludwig said he starting thinking about the issue after a 90-pound 3-year-old girl came to his obesity clinic several years ago. Her parents had physical disabilities, little money and difficulty controlling her weight. Last year, at age 12, she weighed 400 pounds and had developed diabetes, cholesterol problems, high blood pressure and sleep apnea. “Out of medical concern, the state placed this girl in foster care, where she simply received three balanced meals a day and a snack or two and moderate physical activity,” he said. After a year, she lost 130 pounds. Though she is still obese, her diabetes and apnea disappeared; she remains in foster care, he said. In a commentary in the medical journal BMJ last year, London pediatrician Dr. Russell Viner and colleagues said obesity was a factor in several child protection cases in Britain. They argued that child protection services should be considered if parents are neglectful or actively reject efforts to control an extremely obese child’s weight. A 2009 opinion article in Pediatrics made similar arguments. Its authors said temporary removal from the home would be warranted “when all reasonable alternative options have been exhausted.” Jerri Gray, a Greenville, S.C., single mother who lost custody of her 555-pound 14-year-old son two years ago, said authorities don’t understand the challenges families may face in trying to control their kids’ weight. “I was always working two jobs so we wouldn’t end up living in ghettos,” Gray said. She said she often didn’t have time to cook, so she would buy her son fast food. She said she asked doctors for help for her son’s big appetite but was accused of neglect. Her sister has custody of the boy, now 16. The sister has the money to help him with a special diet and exercise, and the boy has lost more than 200 pounds, Gray said. “Even though good has come out of this as far as him losing weight, he told me just last week, ‘Mommy, I want to be back with you so bad.’ They’ve done damage by pulling us apart,” Gray said.

house. Some protestors even dressed their dogs in pinstripes and red ties, saying that dogs should be able to vote if big businesses basically can. A demonstration of about 100 people outside the federal courthouse in Minneapolis included chants and street theater. One skit included a judge who performed a marriage ceremony between a person and a corporation. About 50 people braved blizzard-like conditions in Chicago, waving at passing cars and chanting, “Money out of politics.” In Cleveland, about 40 to 50 protesters in hats, hoods and gloves held a morning vigil outside the Metzenbaum Federal Courthouse, followed by a march through downtown streets. During the march, paper $50 “bills” were taped over the mouths of ralliers. About two dozen protesters drew occasional honks from passing drivers as they stood outside Baltimore’s federal courthouse with signs that read: “Corporations are not people, Money is not speech,” and “B-heard: Corporate money out of politics.”

After reading “Mr. Crumb’s Secret,” a book in which a character learns about crustaceans, St. John’s Elementary School second-graders had the opportunity to meet a local crustacean. Librarian Jean Mueller brought pal Zubby in to meet students in Mrs. Holdgreve’s classroom. Zubby is a local crayfish and a pet in the Mueller household.

Students meet local crustacean Zubby

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Saturday, January 21, 2012

In a bald Barbie world
Cancer has touched most of us in the area — either directly or through someone we know and/or love. One of the moments that stands out for me while living through my father’s cancer diagnosis and treatment was the day he lost most of his hair. I had gone into the bathroom to take a shower and when I pulled back the curtain, there it was. At first I thought, “Sheesh, who left that there?” Then I realized what it was and why. I immediately sat down on the stool and cried. It was the first physical sign my father was sick and he might not make it. We had all tried to stay positive and upbeat and were pretty much ignoring the darker side of the disease. It’s what we had to do to carry on day after day. Everything changed after that. It was real. It was happening to us. Rebecca Sypin is one of the people behind a Facebook campaign urging Mattel to create a bald Barbie, one she says children battling cancer and other diseases that cause hair loss can relate to. Sypin knows about children and cancer. Her daughter is battling leukemia. The Beautiful and Bald Barbie Facebook page has been up and running for less than a month and already has more than 65,000 friends. But despite that support, bald Barbie has gotten a cool reception from Mattel. A bald Barbie may still be a possibility. Mattel released a written statement Thursday saying the company is honored that so many people are looking to Barbie as the face of such an important cause. “We receive hundreds of passionate requests for various dolls to be added to our

For The Record
LOUTH, Russell W., 77, of Spencerville, funeral services will begin at 10:30 a.m., Monday at the Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home, Spencerville, the Rev. John Medaugh officiating. Burial is in Spencerville Cemetery, where military rites will be conducted by the Spencerville Veterans. The family will receive friends 2-6 p.m. Sunday and 1 hour prior to the service Monday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be directed to the American Lung Association. TRENKAMP, August “Augie,” 83, of Fort Jennings, Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10:30 a.m. today at St. Joseph Catholic Church, the Rev. Joseph Przybysz officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation is an hour prior to services at the church. Memorials can be made to West Central Ohio Paralysis Foundation, P.O. Box 157, Fort Jennings OH 45844-0157; or to the Memorial Hall Restoration Fund.



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On the Other hand
collection,” the statement reads. “We take all of them seriously and are constantly exploring new and different dolls to be added to our line.” Many have had a problem with the buxom blond and her curvy attributes. She doesn’t represent most of the real women we know — a few but not the majority. Even her impossibly tanned and toned boyfriend, Ken, is an unrealistic portrayal of the common man. Sorry guys. Being different can be tough for a kid. It can also be a way for children to ostracize each other. Children can be as mean as snakes. Don’t take offense. You know it’s true. They latch on to any little thing and they’re off and running. For children dealing with cancer and the loss of their hair, Bald Barbie can serve as an ambassador. They can look at her and know that if Barbie doesn’t have hair, it must be OK. It can also help with children whose parents may be struggling with cancer treatments and have lost their hair. I imagine if it frightened me, it would absolutely frighten a child. So, go to Facebook, check out the Bald Barbie page and let’s help the fantastic, plastic lady who gave us hours of fun and stretched our imaginations as little girls help put the next generation at ease.

Ronald E. Young Jr.
April 10, 1956-Jan. 20, 2012 Ronald E. Young Jr., 55, of Fort Jennings, died Friday at St. Rita’s Putnam County Ambulatory Care Center. He was born April 10, 1956, in Allen County to Ronald E. Young Sr. and Ruby Allemeier. His father survives in Rushmore and his mother survives in Elida. He married Cheryl Diane Reed, who survives in Fort Jennings. Other survivors include a son, Joshua (Samantha) Young of Delphos; a daughter, Jennifer (Robert) Nichols of Fort Jennings; three sisters, Deborah Young of Rushmore and Karen (Kevin) Sendelbach and Barbara (Mike) Coil of Delphos; a brother, Donald Young of Delphos; 15 grandchildren, Hailey, Collin, Zoe, Christian, J.J., Gaige, Chelsey, Jack, Cole, Austin, Jordan, Isaac, Andrew, Alex and Elizabeth; a stepdaughter, Heather Marie Hofstetter of Fort Jennings; and two stepsons, Bryan Liegh Hofstetter of Fort Jennings and Julian Scott Avery of West Virginia. He was preceded in death by a stepson, Christopher LeClare Avery; and a sister, Sharon K. Young. Mr. Young was a member of the National Guard from 1974-81, serving in the Korean Conflict. He was employed at Lakeview Farms and held membership at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Fort Jennings; American Legion Post 715, Fort Jennings; Black Swamp Rifle and Pistol Club; and Delphos Eagles Aerie 471. Young was an avid hunter and played Santa for more than 30 years. He enjoyed a game of bingo and playing the lottery. His true love of life was his family, especially his grandchildren. He was a graduate of Columbus Grove High School. Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, the Rev. Joseph Przybysz officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery, with military graveside rites conducted by the Fort Jennings American Legion. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Saturday and from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Harter and Schier Funeral Home, where an American Legion service will begin at 2:30 p.m and a parish wake begins at 3 p.m. Sunday. Preferred memorials are to Fort Jennings Athletics and Athletic Boosters.

Police seek hitskip driver

22-year-old Etta James dies in Calif. LOS ANGELES (AP) — Me,” ‘’Sunday Kind of Love,” Etta James’ performance of ‘’All I Could Do Was Cry,” and may face the enduring classic “At Last” of course, “At Last.” was the embodiment of refined In 1967, she cut one of charges soul: Angelic-sounding strings the most highly-regarded soul harkened the arrival of her pas- albums of all time, “Tell Mama,” sionate yet measured vocals as an earthy fusion of rock and after task she sang tenderly about a love gospel music featuring blisterfinally realized after a long and ing horn arrangements, funky force raid patient wait. rhythms and a churchy choIn real life, little about James rus. A song from the album,
The West Central Ohio Crime Task Force served a search warrant at a Delphos home Friday morning. Task force members, along with the Allen County Sheriff’s Office Swat Team, served the warrant at 515 W. Sixth St. following a short-term investigation into reports about an alleged drug house at that location. Found inside the residence was a 22-year-old white male. Also found inside the residence were the following items that were seized for evidentiary purposes; — Numerous firearms and ammunition; — Numerous devices commonly utilized to grow marijuana; — Numerous pieces of suspected drug paraphernalia; — A small quantity of US currency; — A small quantity of suspected marijuana; — Numerous pharmaceutical pills; and —A small quantity of suspected ecstasy. The male was not immediately arrested, however, he is facing numerous potential charges at a future date. His name will be released once formally charged. The West Central Ohio Crime Task Force is comprised of officers from the following agencies; Allen County Sheriff’s Office, Van Wert County Sheriff’s Office, Lima Police Department, Shawnee Township Police Department, Delphos Police Department and multiple state and federal agencies. This task force operates within a multi-county area to combat drugs and major crimes.


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was as genteel as that song. “Security,” was a top 40 single The platinum blonde’s first hit in 1968. was a saucy R&B number about Her professional success, sex, and she was known as a however, was balanced against hell-raiser who had tempestuous personal demons, namely a drug relationships with her family, addiction. She was addicted to her men and the music industry. the drug for years, beginning Then she spent years battling a in 1960, and it led to a hardrug addiction that she admit- rowing existence that included ted sapped away at her great time behind bars. It sapped her talents. singing abilities and her money, The 73-year-old died on eventually, almost destroying her Friday at Riverside Community career. Hospital from complications of It would take her at least leukemia, with her husband and two decades to beat her drug sons at her side, her manager, problem. Lupe De Leon said. She was inducted into the James’ spirit could not be Rock Hall in 1993, captured contained — perhaps that’s what a Grammy in 2003 for best made her so magnetic in music; contemporary blues album for it is surely what made her so “Let’s Roll,” one in 2004 for dynamic as one of R&B, blues best traditional blues album for and rock ‘n’ roll’s underrated “Blues to the Bone” and one for legends. best jazz vocal performance for “The bad girls ... had the look 1994’s “Mystery Lady: Songs that I liked,” she wrote in her of Billie Holiday.” She was also 1995 autobiography, “Rage to awarded a special Grammy in Survive.” “I wanted to be rare, 2003 for lifetime achievement I wanted to be noticed, I wanted and got a star on the Hollywood to be exotic as a Cotton Club Walk of Fame. chorus girl, and I wanted to be Her health went into decline, obvious as the most flamboy- however, and by 2011, she was ant hooker on the street. I just being cared for at home by a perwanted to be.” sonal doctor. In October 2011, Despite the reputation she it was announced that James cultivated, she would always be was retiring from recording, and remembered best for “At Last.” a final studio recording, “The After her 1955 debut, James Dreamer,” was released, featurtoured with Otis Rettigs’ revue, ing the singer taking on classometimes earning only $10 sic songs, from Bobby “Blue” a night. In 1959, she signed Bland’s “Dreamer” to Guns N’ with Chicago’s legendary Chess Roses “Welcome To the Jungle” label, began cranking out the — still rocking, and a fitting end hits and going on tours with performers such as Bobby Vinton, Little Richard, Fats Domino, Gene Vincent, Jerry Lee Lewis CLEVELAND (AP) — and the Everly Brothers. These Ohio lotteries were James recorded a string of hits in the late 1950s and drawn Friday: Mega Millions ‘60s including “Trust In Me,” 01-09-28-38-47, Mega ‘’Something’s Got a Hold On Ball: 8 Megaplier 2 Pick 3 Evening 5-8-8 Pick 4 Evening Discover a lifestyle of active and healthy living at 8-7-6-2

Police are looking for a hitskip driver following a two-vehicle crash at 5:17 p.m. Friday. Paul Edie, 43, of Rigon, Ga., was traveling westbound on East Second Street proceeding through a green light at the intersection of North Pierce Street, when an eastbound white Ford Ranger, regular cab with a blue pinstripe, made an illegal lefthand turn in front of Edie, causing a collision. A witness told police he spoke with the driver of the Ranger, who asked if there was any damage to the Edie vehicle and when told no, he fled the scene. Anyone with information about the driver of the Ranger is asked to contact police at 419692-4015.

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Saturday, January 21, 2012

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COLUMBUS (AP) — Backers of a ballot proposal to legalize medical marijuana in Ohio have been cleared by the state attorney general to begin gathering the roughly 385,000 signatures needed to put it on the November ballot. Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said Friday that he has certified the first 1,000 valid signatures, and cleared summary petition language on the proposed Ohio Medical Cannabis Amendment as fair and truthful. The amendment to Ohio’s constitution would allow those with a debilitating medical condition to use, possess, produce and acquire marijuana and paraphernalia. Qualifying conditions include cancer, AIDS, glaucoma and Crohn’s disease. It would authorize vendors to make and distribute the otherwise illegal drug and set up a state oversight commission. The proposal also would protect patients from violations of privacy, confidentiality and government interference.

Medical pot issue clears ballot hurdle


Guard fired for alleged threat to Kasich
LEBANON (AP) — A prison guard in southwest Ohio has been fired after allegedly making threats about Ohio Gov. John Kasich on the guard’s Facebook page. Jessie Hubbard, of Trenton, was fired from the Lebanon Correctional Institution on Jan. 17, after an investigation into his posting of the comment on the social networking site, prison spokeswoman Ellen Myers confirmed Friday. Hubbard’s termination notice says that he posted “Ok we got Bin Laden ... let’s go after Kasich next .Who’s with me?” on the social networking site, the Middletown Journal first reported. Personnel records obtained from the prison by the newspaper show that Hubbard was told that he violated rules of conduct, including threatening, intimidating or coercing another employee or a member of the general public, the Journal reported. He also was accused of actions that could compromise or impair the ability of an employee to effectively carry out duties as a public employee and an act that would bring discredit to the employer. Hubbard said he made the posting in May in a joking conversation with friends over Senate Bill 5, which would have greatly limited the power of unions. Hubbard, who is a union member, said the post was never meant to be taken


Father arrested after allegedly caging girl

CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio father has been jailed after he allegedly put his 12-year-old daughter into a dog cage as punishment, then threatened to electrify it. His attorney says James Tapke denies the child endangering charge and claims it was a joke that got out of hand. A judge Friday set bond at $50,000. Police in Springfield Township near Cincinnati say the 41-year-old man restrained the girl with duct tape, then shut her in a large dog cage. Police say her 13-year-old brother let her out after about 20 minutes, but Tapke put her back in after she poured water on him. Police say Tapke put an electrical jumper pack outside the cage. He allegedly said several times that he could electrify the cage, before releasing his daughter again.

Group continues effort to ban dog auctions
COLUMBUS (AP) — A group that wants Ohio to ban dog auctions has turned in more signatures in its effort to get a new law on the books. Last week, the Coalition to Ban Dog Auctions had fallen about 360 signatures shy of the number needed. Ohio’s elections chief said Friday the campaign has submitted an additional 4,086 signatures. Secretary of State Jon Husted says the group already has 115,209 valid signatures. If enough are certified, state lawmakers would have four months to pass a law against dog auctions. If legislators don’t take any action, the coalition may collect more signatures to put a measure on the statewide ballot in November. The Ohio Association of Animal Owners has said dog auctions are well monitored and that a ban is unnecessary.

Post 178 and the Benevolent & Protective Order of Elks, VAN WERT — Denzil Lodge 1197. “I will bring my experi“Denny” Wortman has announced that he is run- ence and expertise to the ning for Van Wert County position of county commissioner, where I commissionwill serve in the er. Wortman best interest of the is a life-long residents of Van resident of the Wert County,” he county, graduatsaid. “Amongst ing from Ohio my priorities and City-Liberty at the top of that High School. list is economic He earned a development. degree from Upon enterITT Institute in ing office, I will electronics engibecome directly neering as well involved in the as attending Wortman process of bringRhodes State ing employment to our College and Bluffton University, majoring in county.” Wortman further stated business administration. Wortman has been mar- that he is concerned about ried to Kaulene (Hoverman) the future of the county’s Wortman for 42 years. He youth. He pledged to work is the father of two chil- within the educational sysdren and the grandfather of tem to assist in developing technical programs three. “I was employed at the for industries interested in Chrysler Amplex/GKN expanding or locating in Sinter Metals Company. Van Wert County. “Operating my own busiOver the 31 years at the company, I enjoyed posi- ness has expanded my skills tions of increased respon- in the management of budsibility until the company gets and living within my closed in 2000. Throughout means,” Wortman continmy working career, I com- ued. “I will bring these skills pleted my education and to the commissioner’s posipursued continuing stud- tion when dealing with the ies in the interest of self- county budgets and spendimprovement,” Wortman ing your hard-earned tax dollars. I will pursue every stated. Along with working a opportunity to reduce the full-time job, Wortman also county’s operating expendiis a farmer in Van Wert tures without jeopardizing County. He is also a licensed the standard of living we private pilot with an instru- have come to enjoy.” With the economy ment rating. He volunteers many hours of free time to showing signs of improveaid in the operations of the ment right now, Wortman Van Wert County Regional believes that residents must be forward-thinking, Airport. Wortman is also a mem- by planning for a brighter ber of American Legion future.

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seriously and was taken out of context, according to the newspaper. “I feel like they wanted to make an example of me for some reason,” Hubbard said. “At no time did I ever mean it as anything other than a joke.” He said that a “disgruntled co-worker” reported the posting in September and Hubbard was put on administrative leave while it was investigated. Hubbard also said that the matter was turned over to the Warren County prosecutor’s office, which he says declined to prosecute him. Messages were left at the prosecutor’s office. Myers declined to comment further, other than to say: “We will allow the discipline to speak for itself.” Kasich said Friday that his office played no role in the firing, but that “people shouldn’t be saying things like that about anybody, anywhere, any place, anytime.” Hubbard, who has been employed at the prison since 1997, was twice named employee of the month and received a “satisfactory” rating on his last employee evaluation that was conducted in April, according to the newspaper. Hubbard, who is appealing the firing, could not be reached for additional comment Friday. There was no telephone listing for him in Trenton.

There are so many misconceptions about stamp collectors and the art of collecting stamps. You’ll hear the cry that it costs too much money to collect stamps or where am I going to get stamps anyway? Some feel it is too complicated because there are so many ways to collect stamps. Which method should I choose. The simple facts are these: First, there are inexpensive ways to collect stamps. Second, the “right” method to use is the one that makes you happy. Where do you start? The first places to get stamps are from your own mail or ask others to give you their used envelopes with the stamps attached. There are basically two types of adhesive that you will have to deal with to remove the stamp. You might even consider the significance of the postmark or from whom the letter came, before you decide to remove the stamp from its envelope. This is very true for very old stamps. Older stamps can be removed very simply. Cut around the stamps and then soak the stamps in warm clean water. Most stamps will just float to the top after

Wolfrum vying for commissioner
of Law, graduating with a Juris Doctorate three years VAN WERT — Local later. Shortly thereafter, he attorney and business owner opened his own law office in Todd Wolfrum has announced Van Wert and has practiced his candidacy for Van Wert law ever since. Wolfrum wants to bring a County Commissioner. Wolfrum will compete in the new perspective to the comMarch Republican primary missioner’s office. As a busifor the seat being vacated ness owner (Firehouse Pizza in Middle Point) by Gary Adams at and an attorney in year’s end. solo practice, he Wolfrum has offers the county lived in Van critical experience Wert County for in entrepreneurnearly his entire ship and business life, leaving only start-up. for education “I hope to purposes. He is bring to the a 1989 graduate Commissioner’s of Lincolnview office and to Van High School and Wert new ideas. 1993 graduate of The most imporBluffton College, tant of those ideas where he obtained Wolfrum being that our children a bachelor’s degree in and grandchildren can pursue Sociology. Upon graduation from an education and their ambicollege, Wolfrum returned to tions and still live in this Van Wert and worked for county. I have small children years on the floor of several and I would like Van Wert to factories, including Federal be an option in their future.” Wolfrum believes the Mogul, Eaton, Cooper’s and Fleetwood. He also spent two county’s best resource is intelyears working on construc- ligent and industrious young tion crews for local contrac- people. Every community has them, but for too long, he tor Wortman Brothers. In 1999, Wolfrum took the believes, we have been losing Law School Admissions Test most of ours because of the and placed highly enough seemingly limited opportunito receive a full academic ties here. It just takes one of scholarship to attend the these with a good idea to creUniversity of Toledo College ate hundreds of jobs. Information submitted

about 10 minutes. Avoid touching stamps with your fingers if you can; any hobby store will have a set of tongs that you should use in handling stamps. Although at first glance they may look the same, tweezers are not an acceptable substitute because the points and ridges could damage the stamp. Stamp tongs have flat ends to make it easier to pick them up when laying flat on a table. Once the stamps have been removed place them between sheets of non scented paper towels, making sure they are dry. Once dry find something that has some weight to it. I would always use the Manhattan phone book. Keep the stamps pressed for about three weeks. Sounds simple enough until you try to remove self adhesive stamps from their envelopes. Soaking does not work well with self adhesive. Instead while holding your stamps with the tongs, spray an aerosol air freshener on the stamp and it will come off. Be careful because the self adhesive is still intact on the stamp. To remove the stickiness, use a dab of talcum powder on the back and voila, no more adhesive.

Now it’s time to sort the stamps into your “unique” collection. There are more choices than anyone could fathom. Are you interested in a particular country? Are you interested in planes, trains, and automobiles or a segment of history? Some collectors are interested in a particular shape, size or color. This is where you start to see the fun in collecting. Now you need to store your collection, preferably in something that allows you to see the stamps and keep them protected. Again, any hobby or stamp store will carry stock sheets in various designs. The most popular are a black cardboard-like backing with clear strips and usually a three hole punch on the left side. They are relatively inexpensive and any regular three ring binder would hold these sheets nicely. The second type of stock sheet looks more like a manila folder. Slots have been made on the folder of the same material. The downside of this method is that you can’t readily see the stamp. In a future article, I will tell you about the stamp collecting hobby I chose.

That is why Wolfrum promotes bringing a college branch campus to Van Wert, where high school graduates and adults can work toward a bachelor degree. He believes that not only would this encourage talented people to stay here and cheaply get a start on their careers, but it would enter Van Wert into the field of higher education, an area that is one of the fastest growing business sectors nationally. “Manufacturing is this county’s backbone. The mega-site north of town was a great idea and some very good people have worked on it. But whether or not any large manufacturer ever locates here, there needs to be other plans.” Wolfrum also believes we need to encourage reinvestment in our small towns as our county’s financial health depends on a vibrant countywide economy. The county’s outstanding highway system, including a four-lane with plenty of access, should allow us to better promote our once great network of small towns as possible destinations for manufacturing plants and other business. Wolfrum doesn’t think we can continue to let these towns deteriorate and not expect the county as a whole to eventually suffer the consequences.

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Saturday, January 21, 2012

One Year Ago • The Girl Scouts of Van Wert County have an ongoing service project – helping overseas military families. The Girl Scouts have been clipping coupons and sending them to an Army base in Germany. The coupons are then placed in the PX and BX for families of service men and women to use. 25 Years Ago — 1987 • The Most Reverend Albert H. Ottenweller, Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Steubenville, offered the invocation at the opening of the Ohio Senate for the 117th General Assembly. With Bishop Ottenweller were Thomas J. Moyer, chief justice of the Ohio Supreme Court and Ohio Senate President Paul E. Gillmor. • Irvin and Mary Grone, owners of the A & W Drive-In, 924 E. Fifth St., are expanding their facility. “We are adding a 27 foot by 38 foot addition to the north of the present building that will become an enclosed dining area,” Grone said. The dining area will include a counter that will serve both the dining room and those wishing to eat in their cars at the front of the restaurant. • St. John’s wrestlers placed fifth in the Van Buren invitational. Seventeen teams participated in the two-day tournament. Senior Randy Stemen captured the 185 pound championship by defeating Andy Wurm of Tiffin Calvert by 3-0 decision. For the tournament Stemen was 4-0 and had three pins. 50 Years Ago — 1962 • By proclamation of Mayor Richard F. Wulfhorst, Jaycee Week will be observed locally from Jan. 21 through Jan. 27. Jaycee Week celebrates the founding of the Jaycee movement in St. Louis in 1915. From a small nucleus, it expanded into an organization with a quarter of a million members in 4,100 communities. • In a game that was much closer than the final score would indicate, the Wildcats from Harrod topped the Wildcats from Jefferson, 61-48. The local cagers outscored their opponents from the field, 38-30, but 31 big points from the foul line for Harrod made the difference. • The Jay-C-Dels met Thursday evening in the home of Mrs. James Mesker on South Clay Street. It was decided to hold a husbands party on Feb. 17. At the conclusion of the meeting a luncheon was served by Mrs. Mesker, assisted by Mrs. Harry Dunlap and Mrs. Tom Osting, assistant hostesses. 75 Years Ago — 1937 • The regular dinner meeting of the Delphos Civic Club will be held tonight at the Phelan Hotel. Those in charge of the ticket sale are Frank Niedecken, Sam Checkles and Harold Walterick. The club was organized several years ago and has done much to aid local business men. Through their efforts the city streets are decorated at Christmas time and for other festive occasions. • The members of the committees in charge of the arrangements for the Past Commanders and Past Presidents banquet of the American Legion and Auxiliary will be held at Legion headquarters tonight. The committee in charge is made up of: Mrs. Tony Rupert, Mrs. Dale Miller, Edmund Imber, Oliver Schneider and Frank Mundy. • The following officers of the Ottoville council of the Catholic Ladies of Columbia were installed by Rev. Ralph Mueller: Mrs. W. T. Remlinger, president; Fanny Wannemacher, vice president; Mayme Harmon, financial secretary; Loretta Brinkman, recording secretary; Anna Giesken, monitor; Louise Schmitt, inner guard; and Louise Lehmkuhle, trustee.

David Merritt, of Lima, who conducted a camp meeting in Waterworks Park in Delphos several weeks ago and who has been in charge of a similar meeting at Scotts Park, east of here, was arrested on the streets in Lima, charged with carrying concealed weapons and held to the grand jury. Concerning the arrest, a Lima paper has the following to say: “Because his actions did not seem rational to the police, and further more because he appeared to be dangerous to the local bluecoats, Dave Merritt, colored, of this city, was arrested on east Market street at 7:30 o’clock Tuesday. “He was taken to the police station and lodged in a cell until the arrival of Mayor Robb. In the meantime, it was found that Merritt was carrying concealed weapons and that charge was placed against him. “When arraigned before Mayor Robb on the charge, he was bound over to the grand jury under $100 bond. In a sack, which the colored man was carrying over his shoulder, was found two revolvers, one of the huge Colt size and a smaller one. Merritt asked the mayor if he furnished bond, if he could take his property with him. The small one, the mayor said he could, but a second look at the .44 calibre Colt revolver was enough to cause that executive to shake his head “no”. Merritt explained his gun toting by telling the police that he was a leader of a revival meeting at Scott’s Crossing, east of Delphos, and said that thieves had the habit of stealing the guns, so it was necessary for him to take them with him whenever he left camp.” Delphos Herald, Aug. 12, 1914 ---------Word Was Received of Safe Arrival Word was received in Lima of the safe arrival of Dr. and Mrs. W.B. Van Note at New York. Some concern had been felt by friends, as nothing had been heard from them since the war began. It was supposed that they started homeward from Europe on the first of August, but nothing definite could be learned. ---------William Johnson, ten years old, who is visiting at the home of E.F. Moore in Lima, suffered a compound fracture of the right arm when he was thrown from the back of a cow which he was riding. Delphos Herald, Aug. 12, 1914 ---------Buggy Struck By Auto A buggy occupied by Mr. and Mrs. P.L. Hickey and children of Delphos, and Earl Wagner of Detroit, was struck just west of Delphos, Saturday, by an auto driven by D.J. Jones of Delphos. The auto driver was attempting to pass from the rear at the time. One wheel of the buggy was slightly damaged, but no one was injured.

Revival leader, a gun toter
---------Woman Injured When Buggy Was Overturned Monday, just after noon, while driving to their home west of Delphos, Mr. and Mrs. Otto Schemelzer, met with an accident. They were driving home in a cozy cab, and when they were near the Holdgreve farm, west of town, the cab overturned. The glass was broken and Mrs. Schmelzer had her face considerably cut. Mr. Schmelzer was uninjured. Dr. J. Wolf, of Delphos, was summoned and gave attention to the injured and then took Mr. and Mrs. Schmelzer to their home. The cozy cab was considerably damaged. Delphos Herald, July 6, 1914 ---------City Council Meeting Councilman Davis reported that the Lang Milling company would allow the placing of hitching racks in front of their property on East First street, between Main and Washington streets, providing the city would furnish sewer outlet to drain the property. The outlet will be furnished by the city and the racks will be placed. It was reported that a scale on East Second street at the Chas. Dienstberger property extends into the street beyond the new pavement line. This matter was left to the improvement committee to confer with Mr. Dienstberger and arrange to have the same moved. Delphos Herald, Aug. 12, 1914 ---------Ad Howdy Folks John Lair brings you his Homespun Funmakers “America’s Greatest Hillbilly Aggregation.” Renfro Valley Folks With all your favorite Fiddlin Folk Song, Dance and Music Radio Stars of WHAS, Louisville, Ky., and 18 other Columbia Network Stations. Gene “Nubbin” Cobb Emory Martin - Bob Autry - Traver Twins - Smokey Ward - Larry Byrd - Jeanne and Mel - Coon Creek Girl and many others. Admission Children ..... 22 cents Adults ..... 45 cents Mammoth Tent Theatre Delphos Herald, Aug. 13, 1943 ---------Museum Articles Received Many additions are being made each month to the collection of relics and other interesting articles to be placed in the museum to be established in the basement of the public library. These donations are being received by J.H. Wahmhoff and will

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be held until such time as the museum can properly arrange for them. Following is a list of articles received by Mr. Wahmhoff during the month of November, 1913: Flat Indian stone and flax scutching knife, donated by Amadeus and L. Best. Early laws and treatise of Ohio donated by Mrs. Luella Smith. Pair of Dutch oven hooks and old style fire tongs, donated by Emanuel Baker. Four mastodon teeth and tail, donated by Shelby Harris. Photograph of the home ancestors of President McKinley, donated by V.H. Nelson. Spinning tool over 150 years old, donated by Frank Hummer. Part of elephant tusk, donated by W.L. Shaffer. Petrified plant leaf and Osage Hill akorns, donated by Chas. Hemming. Indian stirring spoon, donated by Dr. H.M. Viel. Delphos Herald, July 3, 1914 ---------Ad Taxi Service to and from trains anyplace in the city, 25 cents. Night calls 50 cents. Stottlemeyer Bros. Livery Delphos Herald, July 3, 1914 --------Ad Fogelin’s Cloak Store
$12.75 Tub Silk Dresses ... $8.75 $35.00 Silk Dresses ... $23.75 $25.00 Coats ... $16.75 $2.50 Wool Bathing Suits ... $1.98 $1.25 Full Fashion Silk Hose ... 95c 35c Lisle Hose ... 22c $1.50 Bloomers ... 75c $7.50 to $10.00 Dress Skirts ... $3.98 $1.50 to $2.00 Children’s Dresses ... $1.39

Delphos Herald, July 1, 1925 ---------Ordinance Regulating Tractor Engines The ordinance which regulates the driving of traction engines over the paved streets of Delphos is to be given a test to determine wether or not it is valid, a case having been appealed from the court of Mayor Williams, in which the offense was the violation of this ordinance. The ordinance makes it unlawful to drive a traction engine over or across a paved street without first laying down plank. Russell Pollock, who drove a traction engine over one of the paved streets while in the employ of the Middle Point Threshing Company was arranged before Mayor Williams Saturday on the charge of violating a city ordinance and pled not guilty. The evidence was sufficient to declare him guilty and he was assessed a fine of $10 and the costs in the case. Pollock gave notice to the Mayor that he would appeal the case to Van Wert County Common Pleas Court. Owners of traction engines

have questioned the validity of the ordinance, and the question will now be settled in the Van Wert County Courts. Delphos Herald, Aug. 12, 1912 ---------Council Regulating Riding of Motorcycles The Delphos City Council passed an ordinance regulating the riding of motorcycles on the streets of the city. The ordinance provides that each owner of a motorcycle operated upon the public streets must pay a registration fee of 42.00 annually. Failure to comply subjects the offender to a fine of not more than $25 for the first offense and not more than $200 for each subsequent offense. A like fine is also fixed for failure to provide a suitable brake on the machine or for failure to carry a bell or other device for signaling and for failure to display a white light on the front from 30 minutes after sundown to 30 minutes before sunrise. The ordinance will also have the effect of subduing snorting motorcycles within the city with a fine of not more than $25 for the first offense and not more than $250 for each subsequent offense. The new ordinance prohibits the carrying of two parties on motorcycles excepting tandems. Delphos Herald, July 24, 1912 ---------About Trucks and also Lincoln Highway In the winter of 1911, a Massachusetts motorcycle manufacturer had to get a shipment to New York to catch a boat. The heavy snows had congested freight traffic so badly that the railways could not promise a car in time to catch the steamer. In despair, the motorcycle builder appealed to a truck builder to get the shipment to New York within three days. Although the roads were badly blockaded with snow and ice, the power truck made the 150 miles to New York in three days. These trucks were all single units but in 1917 the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. turned one of these “straight bodied” trucks into a tractor and trailer equipped it with pneumatic tires, loaded it with 10 tons of Goodyear tires and send it off from Akron, Ohio to Boston, Mass. This was the first sixwheeled truck to make a long haul. A car, carrying tires, spare tools, accompanied the truck and its crew of four. The average speed along the Lincoln Highway was between 14 and 18 miles an hour. The brakes were not powerful enough to hold on steep grades and bridges, he applied the brakes to slow down and the left front brake grabbed. The truck was still in the creek at one o’clock this afternoon. A large wrecker had been called but a truckcrane also had to be secured to lift the vehicle out. Delphos Herald, Nov. 16, 1955 Continued in next weeks paper

WASHINGTON — Newt Gingrich’s standing ovation Thursday night, when he attacked CNN moderator John King for asking about allegations that Gingrich wanted an “open marriage” with his second wife, told us little about South Carolina, but much about human nature. The query, for which King has been exhaustively critiqued, was both necessary and inevitable. Forget the elephant in the living room; it was the herd in the powder room. Marianne Gingrich, to whom Gingrich was married when he began an affair with his current wife, Callista, had been in the news all day as excerpts of a then soon-tobe-released interview with ABC News were replayed dozens of times. By debate time, the words “open marriage,” a stale phrase from the silly Seventies when Gingrich was a bespectacled college professor with mut-

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ton-chop sideburns, were on the tips of the tongues of a million wags. Just as King had no choice but to ask, Gingrich answered in the only way he could — by attacking the questioner. Shooting the messenger is a time-honored method of spin control among royals and their imitators. Gingrich’s bilious reproach was an oratorical defenestration. King’s audacity was “despicable,” he intoned, and the crowd roared. Suddenly, Gingrich’s questionable past was forgotten and whatever ire his record might have inspired was redirected at The Media — that monolithic target of

attention from his immediate problem but he managed to win the public’s heart. He may not have shifted the entire planet, as he described the object of his ambition in 1985, but he managed to secure his rising momentum in the state that consistently selects the Republican presidential nominee. People who know Gingrich, and certainly those enemies who convinced Marianne Gingrich that she should step forward for the good of the country, must have wondered how things could go so wrong. How could they have miscalculated that Gingrich’s greatest liability could become his greatest strength? They did not, as one might first suppose, underestimate the public’s disdain for the media. Very likely they share it. What they forgot were the lessons wrought by Kenneth Starr and the power of pro-

jection. In a nutshell: The more you pick on a person for human failings with which all can identify, the more likely you will create sympathy rather than antipathy, especially if that individual has been forthright in his confession and penitent for his transgression, as Gingrich has been. He was ahead of the curveball this time, with nothing left to tell or for his aggrieved former wife to expose. Thus, her interview and the King question had the feel not of revelation, but of a political hit aided and abetted by a salacious press. Even Bill Clinton, who was less forthcoming and therefore, at least initially, less sympathetic, came to be viewed as a victim following months of investigation and the airing of sordid details only voyeurs could enjoy. Starr, as King, was merely doing his job, yet he became less likable than

Clinton among Regular Joes watching television in their kitchens. However nobly Republicans may have considered their mission, everyday Americans — particularly men — saw persecution. A Catholic friend captures the operative sentiment in terms Gingrich surely would appreciate. When she sees someone succumb to temptation or betray some other human frailty, she says: “I have those weeds in my garden.” To err is human; to forgive divine. We like that way of thinking because we all need others’ forgiveness. When Gingrich turned to his audience and said we all know pain — we all know people who have suffered pain — he instantly morphed from sinner to savior, the redeemer in chief. He correctly counted on the empathy of his fellow man, if not necessarily womankind, and won the moment. But a moment is just

that, and projection of the sort experienced by the Charleston audience can be fraught with peril. Overidentification clouds judgment and, though we are all sinners, we are not all running for president of the United States. Gingrich’s sins of the flesh ultimately are of less importance than the narcissism and grandiosity that compel his actions. Voters would do well to think less of what they would do in his shoes than what Gingrich will do should he win the prize. As the reality of his astonishing self-regard sinks in and one imagines where his unflagging certitude might lead, it is less easy to identify with the weeds in his garden. As projection falters, empathy finds no place to land. Kathleen Parker’s email address is kathleenparker@

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Presbyterian Church Delphos

TODAY 9-11:30 a.m.— Delphos Project Recycle at Delphos Fuel and Wash. 9 a.m. to noon — Interfaith Thrift Store is open for shopping. St. Vincent DePaul Society, located at the east edge of the St. John’s High School parking lot, is open. 10 a.m to 2 p.m. — Delphos Postal Museum is open. 12:15 p.m. — Testing of warning sirens by Delphos Fire and Rescue 1-3 p.m. — Delphos Canal Commission Museum, 241 N. Main St., is open. 7 p.m. — Bingo at St. John’s Little Theatre. SUNDAY 1-3 p.m. — The Delphos Canal Commission Museum, 241 N. Main St., is open. 1-4 p.m. — Putnam County Museum is open, 202 E. Main St. Kalida. 1:30 p.m. — Amvets Post 698 Auxiliary meets at the Amvets post in Middle Point. 4 p.m. — Amvets Post 698 regular meeting at the Amvets post in Middle Point. 7:30 p.m. — Sons of Amvets Post 698 meet at Amvets Post in Middle Point.

Kroeger’s kindergarten class at Franklin Elementary School

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Students in Jon Kroeger’s kindergarten class at Franklin Elementary School include, front from left, Jeff Kowalski, Gavin Joseph, Kendall Kill, Rome Olmeda, Johnna Higbie and Zander Roth; row two, Morgan Schuck, Vincent Murray, Wiley Dennard, Seth Catlett, Tara Radabaugh, Austin Coil and Hannah Joseph; and back, Kroeger, D.J. Betz, Alivia Arroyo, Lauren French, Samantha Brotherwood, Logan Britton, Aiden Lanteigne and Brian Stechschulte. Mercedes Wallace was absent.

The Putnam County District Library has announced the following programs: Card-Making Class The Putnam County District Library Pandora location is having a Valentine card-making class with Paulette Smith at 1 p.m. on Feb. 1. Registration is required and there is a $5 fee. MONDAY For any questions call the 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. — Ottoville Pandora library at 419-384Branch Library is open. 11:30 a.m. — Mealsite 3232. at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff Street. Heart Healthy Meals 7 p.m. — Ottoville village Programs council meets at the municipal The Putnam County building. District Library will hold a 7:30 p.m. — Delphos “Heart Healthy Meals” proEagles Aerie 471 meets at the gram at two library locations. Eagles Lodge. The Continental location will host the program at 4:30 TUESDAY p.m. Feb. 2 and at Columbus 11:30 a.m. — Mealsite Grove location will host it at at Delphos Senior Citizen 11:30 a.m. on Feb. 16. Center, 301 Suthoff Street. Mona Lisa Hoffman from 6 p.m. — Weight Watchers the OSU Extension Office meets at Trinity United will present recipes and samMethodist Church, 211 E. ples. Third St. All are welcome to attend 7 p.m. — Delphos Area Simply Quilters meets at the this free program but regisDelphos Area Chamber of tration is preferred to insure ample supplies. Call the Commerce, 306 N. Main St. 7:30 p.m. — Alcoholics Continental Library at 419Anonymous, First Presbyterian 596-3727 or Columbus Grove library at 419-659-2355 to Church, 310 W. Second St. 8:30 p.m. — Elida vil- register. lage council meets at the town Story Times starting hall. Putnam County District Library locations will have WEDNESDAY 9 a.m. - noon — Putnam “Ready to Read” story times County Museum is open, 202 starting Feb. 6 through April 26. These story times will E. Main St. Kalida. 11:30 a.m. — Mealsite include six critical pre-readat Delphos Senior Citizen ing skills that can help your child become better readers. Center, 301 Suthoff Street. 11:45 a.m. — Rotary Club The schedule for all locameets at the Eagles Lodge, tions is as follows: 1600 E. Fifth St. Columbus Grove - at 10:30 6 p.m. — Shepherds of a.m. Tuesday Christ Associates meet in the Continental - at 6:30 p.m. St. John’s Chapel. Monday 7 p.m. — Bingo at St. Fort Jennings - at 6 p.m. John’s Little Theatre. Thursday Kalida - at 10 a.m. THURSDAY Tuesday 9-11 a.m. — The Delphos Leipsic - at 10 a.m. Canal Commission Museum, Wednesday 241 N. Main St., is open. Ottoville - at 6 p.m. 11:30 a.m. — Mealsite Monday at Delphos Senior Citizen Ottawa - at 6:30 p.m. Center, 301 Suthoff Street. Tuesday; 10 a.m. Wednesday; 5-7 p.m. — The Interfaith and 10 a.m. Thursday Thrift Shop is open for shopPandora - at 10 a.m. ping. 7:30 p.m. — American Wednesday All are welcome to attend Legion Post 268, 415 N. State these free programs. St. Book Discussion at Ottawa Library FRIDAY The Putnam County 7:30 a.m. — Delphos Optimist Club, A&W DriveIn, 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. SATURDAY 9 a.m.-noon — Interfaith Thrift Store, North Main Street. St. Vincent DePaul Society, located at the east edge of the St. John’s High School parking lot, is open. 10 a.m to 2 p.m. — Delphos Postal Museum is open. 12:15 p.m. — Testing of warning sirens by Delphos Fire and Rescue

Putnam library branches to host programs

District Library in Ottawa will have a book discussion at 6 p.m. on Feb. 7. Register at the library and pick up your copy of “The Red Garden” by Alice Hoffman. In exquisite prose, Hoffman offers a transforming glimpse of small-town America, presenting us with some three hundred years of passion, dark secrets, loyalty, and redemption in a web of tales where characters’ lives are intertwined by fate and by their own actions. In order for enough books to be ordered, registration is required. Family Fun Night The Putnam County District Library in Ottawa will have Bingo at 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 14. All are welcome to attend this free program. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Putnam County District Library. Antique Appraisals The Putnam County District Library will have antique appraisals with Ann Stratton at the following library locations: Columbus Grove location — 10:30 a.m. on Feb. 25 Pandora-Riley location — 2 p.m. on Feb. 29. Two items can be brought to be appraised. Stratton doesn’t appraise coins, stamps or weapons of any kind. All are welcome to attend this free program but registration is required. Call the Columubs Grove library at 419-659-2355 or Pandora Library at 419-384-3232.

The Humane Society of Allen County has many pets waiting for adoption. Each comes with a spay or neuter, first shots and a heartworm test. Call 419-991-1775.

shots, tan with black face, name Buffy Cocker Spaniel, F, 6 years, strawberry blond, shots, name Ann Marie Jack Russell, M, 2 years, black and tan, name Butterball Rat Terrier Shih Tzu, M, 11 years, fixed, shots, tan and white, name Duke Pom-Jack Russell, M. 5 years, shots, white, name Spook

The following pets are available for adoption through The Animal Protective League: Cats M, 1 year, black M, 3 years, fixed, tabby, black and white, name Hank and Ceaser Kittens F, Calico, 10 weeks M, F, 11 weeks, black M, F, 4 months, black and white M, F, 3 months, gray, white face, black and white, tiger stripe M, F, 7 weeks, white and light brown Dogs Puggle, F, 3 years, fixed,

Puppies Beagle mix, M, F, 6 weeks, brown and black, black and white For more information on these pets or if you are in need of finding a home for your pet contact The Animal Protective League from 9-5 weekdays at 419-749-2976. Donations or correspondence can be sent to PO Box 321, Van Wert OH 45891.

Mattie is a 2-year-old white and tan male chihuahua mix. He is a little guy with a lot of energy. He would love a home where he had daily walks and a lot of attention. He is playful and loves squeak toys.

Leftie is a 3-year-old torti who is looking for a home to run and play in. When the dinner bell rings, I’m there in a flash!


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By Kirk Dougal Times Bulletin Publisher kdougal@timesbulletin. buzzer going into the break by By DAVE BONINSEGNA Spencer Ordway provided the com The Delphos Herald hosts a huge dose of momentum DELPHOS — The varheading into the locker room. As the wind and snow picked sity boys basketball game CONTINENTAL — The wintry weather was not a up outside the gymnasium, the played on Friday night on deterrent for the Fort Jennings intensity and fouls picked up The Stage in Delphos was Musketeers and the Continental inside. Continental had four not decided until the final Pirates at the Pirates Cove on players in foul trouble early on 3-point heave arched toward in the third quarter as four play- the basket and banged off the Friday night. back of the rim as the buzzer The Musketeers were com- ers had three fouls. Nevertheless, the hosts sounded. But as the crowd ing off a thrilling victory the week before against the Kalida averted anyone fouling out let out their collective breath, of the game and Lincolnview survived for the Wildcats and were increased their lead to 44-41 Northwest Conference looking to spoil the 11 at 30-19 with a victory from homestanding Pirates’ Homecoming stickback basket by Jefferson. festivities in a Putnam No more than a handful Slattman with 2:36 to County League boys of points separated the two go in the canto. cage tussle. The Musketeers teams from early in the second The Musketeers mustered just five quarter until the end. Leading dug too deep of a hole baskets from the field by only one point going into after 24 minutes, fallin the second and the fourth quarter, the visiting ing behind 32-23, and third periods in find- Lancers received a 3-pointer could not overcome ing themselves down from Sloan Whitaker on the that as they fell 39-37. Warnecke by nine to start the wing to extend the gap to “We just got too final period before 38-34. But that is where the far behind; we give it our best effort but couldn’t mounting a comeback attempt score would sit for three and a put the ball in the hole. We in the fourth. Warnecke got the half minutes until Jefferson’s let them get up by 10 in the guests to within two at 34-32 Ross Thompson hit a free second half and just came up a but the teams traded baskets throw at the 3:21 mark. Lincolnview milked the bit short,” Jennings coach John on concurrent trips down the clock against the Wildcat court. Von Sossan stated. The final minute was a back- 3-2 zone but a mistake on Homecoming King Brett Slattman led all scorers for the and-forth, fast-paced event with the outside let Nick Dunlap Recker and Slattman exchang- have a steal and a runout to Pirates with 17 points. Cody Warnecke paced the ing baskets for their respective narrow the score to 38-37. way for Fort Jennings with 13 teams. Slattman nailed the final After a missed Lancer shot, it points, including a layup at the shot for Continental with just was Dunlap again, hitting the 10 seconds left and Warnecke second-of-2 free throws to final buzzer of the contest. The Pirates (4-9, 1-2 PCL) drove the baseline and put in tie the game 38-38 with only got off to a 6-0 advantage a deuce at the buzzer as the 2:01 left. Then, for as cold as it before Fort Jennings (4-8, 2-2 Musketeers ended the game PCL) was able to mount a run with the final basket but one was outside and as hard as it had been to come by points of its own and tie the game at bucket short. The Musketeers host earlier in the period, a mini10-10 with a pair of foul shots by Warnecke late in the first McComb tonight. The junior explosion of scoring occurred. Whitaker hit a baseline drive period. The Pirates led by one varsity tips off at 6 p.m. Fort Jennings (37) for two and Jefferson’s after one, 12-11. Connor Wallenhorst 1-0-1-3, Tyler Austin Jettinghoff hit a turnTyler Dockery drained a 3 to break a 13-13 tie early in the Wiedeman 2-0-0-4, Cody Warnecke around 17-footer to tie the 4-0-5-13, Kurt Warnecke 1-2-0-8, Chad game again. With Jefferson second stanza, putting the hosts Recker 4-0-1-9. Totals 12-2-7-37. extending its defense out on up. Chad Recker (9 points) Continental (39) answered Dockery’s basket Tyler Dockery 0-1-0-3, Burke 1-0-5-7, Whitaker, Kyle Williams with one of his own to make it Brett Slattman 8-0-1-17, Spencer Ordway and Clayton Longstreth, it a 16-15 score with 4:13 to go 1-1-0-5, Braken 1-0-0-2, Chaz Slattman was Lincolnview junior Nick 12-2-9-39. Leeth who stepped up, knockbefore the half. However, that 1-0-3-5. TotalsQuarters: Score by is as close as the Musketeers Fort Jennings 11 5 7 14 - 37 ing down a 15-foot jump shot would get as the hosts went on a Continental 12 11 9 7 - 39 from the wing for a 42-40 7-1 run and never trailed again, Three-point goals: Fort Jennings, Lancer lead. Shayn Klinger hit the front taking a 23-16 advantage into K. Warnecke 2; Continental, Dockery, end-of-2 charity tosses to bring the break. A 3-pointer at the Ordway. the Wildcats to within one but then it was Longstreth’s turn to calmly sank two free throws for the 44-41 margin with 31.6 seconds left. After some back-and-forth game By BOB WEBER stemmed off of last night. We action, both teams called timThe Delphos Herald talked about competing and eout with only 8.0 seconds the need to be more competitive. I asked the kids to share OTTOVILLE — On a with me after practice who cold, windy and snowy eve- they felt were the five most By MALLORY KEMPER ning, the Miller City Wildcats competitive kids in practice The Delphos Herald traveled to L.W. Heckman and they would start Friday mkemper2011@ Gymnasium Friday night for night. It was unanimous that a Putnam County League Cory was the most competimatchup against the Ottoville tive.” COLUMBUS GROVE Big Green. 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Lincolnview survives Wildcats in NWC
remaining and Jefferson with the ball at half-court. The Wildcats ran a screen to set a shooter free but the shot, from beyond NBA 3-point distance, bounced straight off the back of the iron and the game was over. Delphos coach Marc Smith was happy with the effort his team gave in the game. “Our attitude was real good tonight,” he said. “I thought we played together very well and executed our game plan very, very well. We extended out on their shooters. We attacked the offensive glass and attacked the 1-3-1 zone very well - a defense that caused us all kinds of problems last week. We did things effort-wise and execution-wise to keep us in the basketball game. We gave ourselves a chance to win. Unfortunately, we couldn’t grab the bull by the horns at the end.” Lincolnview coach Rob Welch noticed. “If you notice here in Delphos, all their games are pretty close,” Welch explained. “They play that nice 3-2 or 1-2-2 and they do a nice job with it. I felt that we turned it over late when we got up five and had a chance to put them away but we turned the ball over. go to the bench. Thompson drove down the lane for two, Dakota Stroh hit a free throw and Klinger hit two charity tosses to narrow the gap. In fact, going to the line would be a regular occurrence for Jefferson for the rest of the half. While Lincolnview struggled to score with Whitaker on the bench - only four points in the next 7-plus minutes of game time, Thompson and Dunlap began living at the line while the Lancers began piling up fouls. Dunlap was 6-for-6 in the second quarter and Thompson was 6-of-8. In fact, the Wildcats were 17-of20 from the line in the first half while only going 4-of-15 from the field. “We just talked about (the free throws),” he added as he gestured toward the locker room. “We shoot 51 percent as a team; that’s just what we shoot. The first half we settled down a little bit, stepped up and knocked them down. We got ourselves to the freethrow line and got ourselves back into the basketball game. We were good and it shows we were aggressive. We just couldn’t capitalize on that late in the game. We just need to put ourselves in that situation night-in, nightout because there is no sub-


With aggressive plays like this from Jefferson senior Nick Dunlap, being fouled by Lincolnview’s Conner McCleery, the host ’Cats took advantage of the free-throw line in the second period to run off 10 unanswered points. However, the visiting Lancers garnered a 3-point NWC victory at The Stage. I knew it was going to be tough.” The game started with Lincolnview looking very sharp. Whitaker opened the scoring with a layup out of transition before Kade Carey hit a jump shot with his toes on the line in the corner. Jefferson’s Klinger hit a bucket from underneath to get the home team on the board but then Carey scored off breaking the Wildcat press and Whitaker hit nothing but net on a long trey for a 9-2 Lancer lead. But something that would plague the Lancers for the rest of the game reared its head: fouls. Whitaker picked up his second and had to stitute for that pressure.” Lincolnview battled back after watching their early lead slip away with the clock stopped. Williams got the ball with only a handful of seconds left and nailed the 3/4-length shot for three points to send the game into halftime tied at 25-25. The third quarter was a back-and-forth battle as the two teams set up for the final fourth-quarter push. Williams was again the player putting the ball in the bucket for Lincolnview as he scored eight of the team’s 10 points, including two more treys. Dunlap did the most damage for Jefferson, picking up six points on slashing moves to

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the bucket. “The ball was bouncing their way a little bit and then they missed a couple of foul shots,” Welch added. “Then the ball was bouncing our way - the game just kept on flip-flopping. But give the kids credit; they came in here and battled and battled and didn’t give up. We just need to think about where we can be if we just bear down and work hard.” Lincolnview was led by Whitaker with 12 points and Williams with 11. The Lancers were 18-of-40 from the field for 45-percent shooting, including 6-of-13 (46.2%) from beyond the arc. They were only 2-of-6 from the line (33.3%). Dunlap led all scorers with 17 points and Thompson chipped in 14. The Wildcats were only 10-of-30 from the field (33%), counting 0-for8 from 3-point land. After the scalding start from the line, the team ended 21-of31 (67.7%), including 3-of-9 down the stretch in the fourth quarter. Jefferson won the battle of the boards 20-18 on the strength of Thompson’s 11 caroms, completing a doubledouble. The Wildcats also won on turnovers, edging out the Lancers 13-14. With the win, Lincolnview goes to 5-7 overall and 2-2 in the NWC. Jefferson falls to 1-11, 0-4. The Lancer junior varsity made it a clean sweep for the visitors, taking home a 66-43 win over the snow-covered roads to Middle Point. Lincolnview returns to action tonight at Antwerp, while Jefferson visits Paulding Friday.

Big Green drops tough PCL matchup vs. MC

Lincolnview (44) - Nick Leeth 2-04, Kade Carey 3-0-7, Kyle Williams 4-0-11, Mark Evans 0-0-0, Sloan Whitaker 5-0-12, Clayton Longstreth 2-2-6, Conner McCleery 1-0-2, Brooke Ludwig 1-0-2. Totals 12-6-2-44. Jefferson (41) - Austin Jettinghoff 1-0-2, Zach Ricker 0-0-0, Shayn Klinger 1-5-7, Nick Dunlap 5-7-17, Ross Thompson 3-8-14, Nick Fitch 0-0-0, Dakota Stroh 0-1-1. Totals 10-0-21-41. Score by Quarters: Lincolnview 13 12 10 9 - 44 Jefferson 7 18 9 7 - 41 Three-point goals: Lincolnview 6 (Williams 3, Whitaker 2, Carey), Jefferson 0. JV score: 66-43 (Lincolnview).

Bulldogs use 2nd-half comeback to knock off Bearcats
Vorhees — off the bench — started the rally. Jordan Travis hit another 3-pointer to bring the Bulldogs within two. Spencerville took a slim 27-24 lead at the break. The Bearcats went up as many as eight points in the third quarter thanks to Bowers and Dominic Corso. Connor Kohls started his scoring the second half with a triple from the top of the key to bring Columbus Grove within four, 41-37, to end the third quarter. Kohls scored all of his 18 points in the second half for the Bulldogs. “Sometimes, we have to get on Connor, making sure he attacks the basket,” Columbus Grove coach Ryan Stechschulte said. “He has a different role this year and we look for him to facilitate and make things happen.” The fourth quarter came down to execution and making free throws. Spencerville struggled at the line, shooting 7-of-16 on the night, while the Bulldogs made 12-of-13. Columbus Grove finally took the lead — its first of the night — thanks to a drive by Vorhees and then a 3-pointer from Travis with 4:20 on the clock for a 48-46 edge. After Corso tied the game at 48, Travis drilled another 3-pointer to give the Bulldogs the lead for good. A drive and free throw by Kohls then extended the margin and they and never looked back. “I think we had every opportunity to win if we would have made our free throws,” Spencerville coach Kevin Sensabaugh said. “There was a stretch in the fourth quarter when we took a couple of bad shots and they came down and made a couple and that turned the tide. It was a great game and I was really proud of our effort.” Bowers led all scorers with 21 points. Corso had 19 points and eight rebounds. Derek Goecke added eight points. “We didn’t shoot any free throws in the first half and we talked about that during halftime, getting to the bucket,” Stechschulte added. “We are pretty good free-throw shooters (68% as a team) and any time we get to the line, that is free points we need to take advantage of.” Travis had a team-high 19 points for the Bulldogs. Kohls had 18 points. Derek Rieman finished with 14 points. Vorhees added 12. “Give credit to Grove,” Sensabaugh added. “They are hard to match up with. Their two guards (Travis and Kohls) are a really good tandem. But they also have depth and athleticism. They have a lot of guys that can


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hurt you but our players battled their butts off.” Columbus Grove won the junior varsity contest 44-41. Columbus Grove visits Kalida tonight for a PCL clash (6 p.m.), while the Bearcats host Crestview Friday.

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By JIM METCALFE jmetcalfe@ DELPHOS — Marion Local first-year coach Kurt Goettemoeller was worried about the physicality that the St. John’s boys basketball team brings to the hardwood, especially this season. He had reason to be concerned as the host Blue Jays wore down the Flyers 54-39 in Midwest Athletic Conference action at Robert A. Arnzen Gymnasium. “That’s kind of how it is Friday nights; the officials were letting the teams play and my kids like that kind of challenge. I think we did wear them down some,” St. John’s coach Aaron Elwer noted. Goettemoeller agreed. “I felt we could match them physically but not tonight. We don’t have the typical physical strength that a Marion team has and it showed but that’s just for this year,” he explained. “We tried to do some extra conditioning this week but the first thing that goes when you’re wore down is the legs and the free-throw shooting. That has been a continuing problem for us.” Both teams’ man-to-man defenses were extremely active in the opening stanza, making things tough for the other unit’s offense. They combined for 7-of-20 shooting in the eight minutes and when Jays’ senior Ben Warnecke hit a 3-ball from the left-side pocket with 37 ticks showing, the Jays broke the final tie of the night and led 11-8. They would not trail again. The Jays (6-5, 3-1 MAC) used that momentum early into the second canto, putting together a 10-0 spurt — eight from junior Curt Geise (gamehigh 21 markers, 4 assists) on a pair of bombs and a jumper — to seize a 21-8 edge and force Goettemoeller to call time at 4:57. His Flyers (4-5, 1-2 MAC) replied, rallying behind senior Kellen Goettemoeller’s five points (tied for a teamhigh 11 points) as they battled within 23-18 on his triple from just right of the key with 5.1 ticks showing. The teams combined for 15 miscues in the period, eight by the Jays (14 for the game versus 16 for the visitors). The third period has been a bugaboo for the Jays lately.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

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I went 3-1 last week, picking so; not a good thing preparing the (in my best John Fazenda/ for the AFC title game. Well, Chris “Boomer” Berman/Cris Joe, until you prove you can Collinsworth voices) “National win the big game, you won’t get Football League” playoffs, that respect. With an extremely which leaves me at 142-85 (72- motivated Tom Brady and his 43 for the pros). crew hitting on all cylinders — Both Dave Boninsegna and The Ravens defense is good but Guest Picker Mike Wrasman not what it was 4-5 years ago went 2-2. Dave is now 149-80 — and the Patriots’ defense an (75-42 pros) and the GP mark improving lot, my pick says Mr. stands at 143-65 (73Flacco will still remain 36). Rodney Dangerfield! In the collegiate D A V E marks, my mark will BONINSEGNA go down into all eterPatriots: The ultinity at 70-42 (.625 mate battle of offense percentage), while vs. defense. I think Dave’s 74-38 (.661) that the New England will haunt him to his offense will outlast grave and the GPs will Ray Lewis and the forever stand at 70-29 Ravens’ defense, plus (.707). the home field advanMetcalfe One Mr. Charlie tage will help as well. Warnimont will take over GP Giants: The 49ers have been duties this week once again. the surprise team all year and Here are the games: both teams were impressive last NFL C o n f e r e n c e week in the games where I was Championships: wrong on both ends. I don’t NFC - New York Giants at know if it is a Cinderella seaSan Francisco. son for the 49ers but if it is, AFC - Baltimore at New the clock will strike midnight England. as we get a rematch JIM METCALFE of a few Super Bowls NEW YORK ago. Giants win on the GIANTS: It’s deja vu coast. all over again for the C H A R L I E G-Men; it’s 2007 once WARNIMONT more. Remember how Baltimore - The they underachieved old cliche that defense throughout the regular wins championships season and got hot at will come into play just the right time then? here. The Ravens have They are doing it now one of the NFL’s better defenses, while New as well. Perhaps they Boninsegna England’s defense were fortunate last week was at the bottom of that the Packers were rusty but that Giant defense the NFL rankings this season. played like giants; they are get- While New England has the ting healthier and healthier. Eli edge on offense with quarterManning has far more weapons back Tom Brady and his merry than he did before and the run- band of receivers, can their ning game is getting untracked. defense step up in a key game The offensive line, which was and get the stops they need? a question mark at the start of Ravens quarterback Joe Flaco has taken some heat the season, is now a this week from a coustrength. Obviously, it ple of his defensive won’t be easy against a teammates about his very stout 49er defense, play last week but if led by All-World linehe can complete a few backer Patrick Willis passes to help open and two Pro Bowlers in up the running game the secondary, but with for Ray Rice, it will that New York pass be a long afternoon rush putting all kinds for New England. of pressure on Alex San Francisco Smith — I don’t see This one is a tossup. SF being able to run Warniment San Francisco was one the ball effectively — it doesn’t look good for the team of the season’s surprise teams, in the Bay area. If Manning winning 13 games with a firstdoesn’t turn it over like Drew year head coach, while New Brees did (and methinks he York caught fire late in the won’t), the G-Men are heading season to make the playoffs and to Super Bowl 46, where they has continued winning in the playoffs. This game will come will play .... NEW ENGLAND: I had down to which team takes care the Ravens going to the Super of the football the best. In their Bowl when the playoffs began respective games last week, the but after that horrid offensive two defenses combined for nine performance the Ravens put turnovers (San Francisco 5, New together — at home — against York 4). The Forty-Niners have beaten-up Texans squad, I done a good job of limiting their changed my mind. Hey, I’m turnovers this season and Alex allowed to!! Joe Flacco shot his Smith proved last week that he mouth off last week about a lack can step up in the clutch and of respect and put both feet in, lead his team to victory. And so much so that his teammate, having the game at home will be Ed Reed, more or less told him an added bonus for them.

and classmate Dylan Thobe had five steals. They finished with 18 fouls and host Arcanum this evening. St. John’s totaled 10 fouls and will visit unbeaten Edgerton tonight, with a 6 p.m. junior varsity tip (weather permitting). “Defensively, we had a lot of energy for the second straight game,” Elwer added. “We talked about that Monday, about how this was a new season and we want to get on a roll in the second half. That and our rebounding; we have played with a lot of energy and enthusiasm the last two games and we need that to continue.” In JV action, the Flyers improved to 6-3 by pasting cold-shooting St. John’s (4-7, 0-4 MAC) 38-22. Jordan Rethman led the victors with 12 and Ryan Bruns added 10. Top point-getter for the Blue Jays was sophomore Ryan Koester with six.

An offensive rebound and stickback by St. John’s junior Ryan Buescher over Marion Local’s Alex Rosenbeck were key plays Friday night at “The Vatican”. The Blue Jays gathered a 15-point MAC win over the visiting Flyers.
Not this night. They didn’t necessarily shoot well — 4-of-13 (16-of-38 overall, 6-of-14 long range, for 42.1%) — but their supremacy on the glass began to take its toll with a 10-5 span (30-23 overall, 10-9 offensive), getting five extra shots versus one for the guests. They also began to be more aggressive in taking the ball to the basket and getting to the line. They hit all six of their tries in the period (16-of-21 for the night for 76.2% versus 5-of-12 by the Flyers for 41.7%). Thus, when Geise hit a pair of freebies with 2.2 ticks remaining — off an offensive rebound — the Jays led 38-23. The Jays limited Marion to 2-of-8 shooting and forced five errors in the stanza. Starter Craig Niekamp (team-high 5 boards) picked up two late fouls — his third and fourth — late in the period and he eventually fouled out. “We didn’t start out well. We had a few too many turnovers in the first half and we missed some good looks at the basket,” Elwer noted. “We talked at the half about the third quarter being a struggle for us lately and how we had to clean things up; the kids accepted that challenge, too. We got more aggressive offensively.” The Flyers were not toast in the fourth period but they couldn’t make a significant dent in their deficit, either. Forced to foul, the took advantage as they went to the line 15 times in the finale and dropped in 10, led by 5-of-6 by Geise and 4-of-6 by junior Ryan Buescher (a double-double of 13 markers, 10 boards). The closest the guests could get was 11. “It seemed that every loose ball and every rebound, every time someone needed to hit the floor, St. John’s got it. Once again, a lot of that has to do with just being stronger,” Goettemoeller added. Marion Local had senior Lee Pierron toss in 11 markers as they finished 14-of-41 shooting — 6-of-19 trifectas — for 34.1 percent. Senior Alex Rosenbeck added five assists

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VARSITY MARION LOCAL (39) Nate Hess 0-0-0, Marcus Prenger 1-0-3, Isaac Wilker 0-0-0, Jordan Rethman 0-0-0, Lee Pierron 4-1-11, Alex Rosenbeck 0-1-1, Conner Unrast 0-0-0, Dylan Thobe 2-1-5, Craig Niekamp 0-00, Kellen Goettemoeller 4-0-11, Luke Knapke 0-0-0, Adam Bertke 3-2-8, Clint Knapke 0-0-0. Totals 8-6-5/12-39. ST. JOHN’S (54) Ryan Buescher 4-4-13, Alex Clark 1-0-3, Tanner Calvelage 2-0-4, Ben Warnecke 2-0-5, Curtis Geise 5-9-21, Cody Looser 0-2-2, Andrew Metzger 1-0-3, Josh Rode 0-0-0, Seth Bockey 1-1-3. Totals 10-6-16/21-54. Score by Quarters: Mar. Local 8 10 5 16 - 39 St. John’s 11 12 15 16 - 54 Three-point goals: Marion Local, Goettemoeller 3, Pierron 2, Prenger; St. John’s, Geise 2, Clark, Buescher, Warnecke, Metzger, ------JUNIOR VARSITY MARION LOCAL (38) Jason Brunswick 1-0-2, Nate Nagel 0-1-1, Dustin Rethman 1-1-3, Ryan Bruns 5-0-10, Conner Unrast 0-0-0, Luke Knapke 2-2-6, Clint Knapke 0-00, Troy Homan 2-0-4, Jordan Rethman 5-0-12. Totals 14-2-4/6-38. ST. JOHN’S (22) Aaron Hellman 0-0-0, Eric Clark 0-0-0, Ben Wrasman 2-1-5, Ryan Koester 2-1-6, Nick Bockey 0-0-0, Cole Fischbach 0-0-0, Evan Hays 2-0-5, Tyler Conley 1-1-3, Eric Gerberick 0-00, Jake Csukker 0-0-0, A. Odenweller 0-2-2, A. Grothouse 0-0-0, A. Heiing 0-0-0. Totals 5-2-6/10-22. Score by Quarters: Mar. Local 7 9 13 9 - 38 St. John’s 3 6 0 13 - 22 Three-point goals: Marion Local, J. Rethman 2; St. John’s, Koester, Hays.

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step up their game tonight. Teams are going to concentrate on our high-powered kids. When Ottoville focused on (6-2 senior) Brent Hermiller (held to 2 points), Niese and Kaufman really stepped up their game and that’s what we needed. We’re really hard to defend when we have three, four or at times five guys that can all score.” For Turnwald the first half was very disappointing: “At halftime, we talked about attacking not playing sideways. The first half, we had more assists to them than they did to themselves. We gave them 14 or 15 points the first half off of our poor play.” Ottoville only attempted six shots from inside the arc, connecting on three, and were 3-10 from 3-point land. The Wildcats were also able to capitalize on the Big Green’s 11 turnovers for the half. As the third quarter began, one could feel the momentum starting to sway a little towards the Big Green. Ottoville cut into the Wildcats’ lead throughout the third quarter, cutting the deficit to single figures, only to still trail 35-25 after three. Turnwald finally saw a different mindset with his team: “Second half, we attacked and good things started to happen. We got good midrange shots, inside-outside 3s and we knocked some shots down. We attacked more and that’s what we need to do to start the game.” With the start of the fourth period, the Wildcats started going cold from the field and also struggling with the defensive pressure the Big Green was throwing at them. The Big Green’s effort paid off and with a long 3 by 6-1 junior Bryan Hohlbein, the game was knotted at 40-40 with 2:00 to play. Miller City pushed the lead back to 44-40 with 45 seconds to play. Ottoville answered with a basket by Honigford and a foul shot to bring the


For Week of Jan. 23-29 MONDAY Girls Basketball Columbus Grove at Fort Jennings (PCL), 6 p.m. Liberty-Benton at Kalida, 6 p.m. Van Wert at Crestview, 6 p.m. TUESDAY Boys Basketball Van Wert at Kalida, 6 p.m. Girls Basketball Jefferson at Wayne Trace, 6 p.m. Wrestling Co-Ed Swimming and Diving Van Wert at Defiance, 4:30 p.m. WEDNESDAY Wrestling Jefferson and Greenville at Lima Senior, 6 p.m. THURSDAY Girls Basketball Paulding at Jefferson (NWC), 6 p.m. St. John’s at Versailles (MAC), 6 p.m. Fort Jennings at Ottoville (PCL), 6 p.m. Spencerville at Crestview (NWC), 6 p.m. LCC at Lincolnview (NWC), 6 p.m. Kenton at Elida (WBL), 6 p.m. Allen East at Columbus Grove (NWC), 6 p.m. Celina at Van Wert (WBL), 6 p.m. Wrestling Elida at Defiance Super Tri, 6 p.m. Van Wert at Wapak Quad, 6 p.m. Co-Ed Swimming and Diving WBL Diving at Defiance, 3 p.m. FRIDAY Boys Basketball Jefferson at Paulding

(NWC), 6 p.m. Miller City at Fort Jennings (PCL), 6 p.m. Crestview at Spencerville (NWC), 6 p.m. LCC at Lincolnview (NWC), 6 p.m. Elida at Kenton (WBL), 6 p.m. Columbus Grove at Allen East (NWC), 6 p.m. Van Wert at Celina (WBL), 6 p.m. VW? Versailles at St. John’s (MAC), 6:30 p.m. Wrestling St. John’s, Lincolnview, Spencerville and Columbus Grove at LCC Invitational, 5:30 p.m. SATURDAY Boys Basketball St. John’s at Spencerville, 6 p.m. Arlington at Jefferson, 6 p.m. Ottoville at Paulding, 6 p.m. Parkway at Lincolnview, 6 p.m. Kalida at Leipsic (PCL), 6 p.m. Crestview at Continental, 6 p.m. Girls Basketball Marion Local at Elida, noon Jefferson at Ottoville, 1 p.m. Miller City at Kalida (PCL), 1 p.m. Wrestling Elida at Anthony Wayne Duals, 9 a.m. St. John’s, Lincolnview, Spencerville and Columbus Grove at LCC Invitational, 9:30 a.m. Van Wert at Hamilton Township, 10 a.m. Co-Ed Swimming and Diving WBL Swimming at Defiance, 11 a.m. Co-Ed Bowling Van Wert vs. Celina (Versailles), 1 p.m.

VARSITY MILLER CITY (46) Russell Niese 1-0-1-3, Brent Niese 4-0-5-13, Cory Heuerman 1-0-1-3, Brent Hermiller 1-0-0-2, Ross Kaufman 7-0-4-18, Adam Niese 1-0-2-4, Adam Drummelsmith 0-1-0-3, Lammers 0-00-0. Totals 15-1-13/23-46. OTTOVILLE (43) Derek Schimmoeller 0-1-3-6, Ryan Honigford 3-0-0-6, Cory Honigford 4-0-1-9, Luke Schimmoeller 2-1-07, Bryan Hohlbein 0-4-0-12, Kevin Schnipke 1-0-1-3, Brandt Landin 0-00-0. Totals 10-6-5/7-43. Score by Quarters: Miller City 11 16 8 11 - 46 Ottoville 8 9 8 18 - 43 Three-point goals: Miller City, Drummelsmith; Ottoville, Hohlbein 4, D. Schimmoeller, L. Schimmoeller. ---JUNIOR VARSITY MILLER CITY (25) Drew Recker 1-1-2-7, Hunter Berner 1-0-0-2, Jared Snyder 4-0-08, Austin Lammers 2-1-1-8. Totals 8-2-3/4-25. OTTOVILLE (9) Wes Markward 0-1-0-3, Austin Honigford 0-1-1-4, Cory Fischer 1-00-2. Totals 1-2-1/2-9. Score by Quarters: Miller City 7 4 9 5 - 25 Ottoville 2 3 0 4-9 Three-point goals: Miller City, Recker, Lammers; Ottoville,

Big Green back to trailing only by two, 45-43, with 12 seconds to play. The Big Green fouled Kaufman immediately, sending him to the line for two shots. He hit 1-of-2, pushing the lead to 46-43. Ottoville junior Derek Schimmoeller got off a deep 3 from the right side, only to rim off and send the Wildcats home with the win. The Big Green (3-9, 0-3 PCL) entertains LibertyBenton tonight, while Miller City (7-5, 3-1 PCL) is on the road against Temple Christian. Turnwald is looking forward to the next game: “This is kind of neat for me, I’ve never coached against Liberty-Benton before. I’ve been really good friends with Coach Williman. They have a nice squad and are always well-coached. Hopefully we can play like we did tonight in the second half.” In the JV contest, Miller City came away with a 25-9 win.

Markward, Honigford.

Elida destroys Indians ELIDA — Host Elida’s boys basketball team put the pedal to the medal from the start Friday, crushing Shawnee 72-32 in Western Buckeye League action. The Bulldogs (11-2, 3-1 WBL) scored 26 points in the first period and held the Indians (4-9, 1-3 WBL) to five. Reggie McAdams posted 24 points and 11 boards for the victors, along with 15 from Aric Thompson. Elida counted 25-of-51 from the field (11-of-25 long range) and 11-of-14 from the stripe. They grabbed 41 rebounds, 14 offensive, and added 18 assists (Dakota Mathias 6), 10 turnovers and 12 fouls. The Bulldogs host Bowling Green this evening. The Tribe were led by Thomas Nolte’s seven markers. They dropped in 10-of-50 shots (4-of16 downtown) and 8-of-13 free throws. They nabbed 30 boards (14 offensive) as John Kile had eight; and added 10 turnovers and 12 fouls. Shawnee (32) Thomas Nolte 2-4 0-1 3-3 7, Seth Rosenbauer 2-12 0-0 2-6 6, Elijah Pughsley 2-10 2-6 0-0 6, Andrew Bryan 2-2 2-2 0-0 6, Thad Vernon 1-7 0-3 0-0 2, Cole Pohjala 0-2 0-1 2-2 2, Shawn Ward 1-1 0-0 0-0 2, John Kile 0-8 0-0 1-2 1, Trey Brock 0-4 0-3 0-0 0, Casey Mulcahy 0-0 0-0 0-0 0, Marquis Miller 0-0 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 10-50 4-16 8-13 32. Elida (72) Player FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A REB-O AST STL BLK TO F PTS Reggie McAdams 8-13 4-7 4-5 24, Aric Thompson 5-9 3-4 2-2 15, Dakota Mathias 3-8 1-6 1-1 8, Cory Royster 3-7 0-1 1-2 7, Louis Gray 3-4 1-2 0-0 7, Mike McDonald 1-5 1-2 1-2 4, Austin Allemeier 1-1 1-1 0-0 3, Ebin Stratton 0-1 0-0 2-2 2, Max Stambaugh 1-1 0-0 0-0 2, Trent Long 0-0 0-0 0-0 0, David Diller 0-2 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 25-51 11-25 11-14 72. Score by Quarters: Shawnee 5 8 5 14 - 32 Elida 26 18 9 19 - 72 JV score: 55-46 (Elida). ---Bath hands Cougars first WBL loss, 69-61 BATH TOWNSHIP - Bath’s inside game proved to be a little too much for Van Wert to handle Friday night as the Wildcats pulled out a 69-61 Western Buckeye League win. Bath is now 9-3 overall (3-1 WBL). The Cougars are 8-2 and 3-1. It was a continuous uphill battle


for the visitors and Bath fended off every Van Wert challenge, the last one via an 11-for-13 free-throw performance in the game’s last three minutes. One of the Cougars’ spurts -an 8-0 run in the middle of the third period -- actually captured the lead, 39-38 at the 2:51 mark, but it was short-lived. Four turnovers in the remainder of the third quarter didn’t help, as Bath regained control and led 46-41 after three. The home team started the fourth quarter with buckets by Taren Sullivan, Brad Davis and Nate Heffner to up the lead to a seemingly commanding 52-41 lead at the 6:17 mark. The Cougars were, as usual, up to the challenge. Reggie Phillips sliced inside for an old-fashioned 3-point play, then assisted on a Jacob Myers layup, then laid one in, wide open, on a Joey Hurless assist. It was a game again at 52-48, ’Cats, with 5:12 left. Davis, however, went to work inside, bouncing in an 8-footer, then duplicating the feat 30 seconds later. Phillips snuck inside for another bucket to cut the margin to 56-50 but the rest of the game was a free-throw contest that was won by the Wildcats. Myers hit six free throws but the Bath foul shooters weren’t missing, either. AJ Smith drilled a three from the left corner that got the Cougs within 62-59 at the 1:10 mark. Bath’s Logan Rockhold split a pair at the line and Smith swished two freebies -- 63-61, Bath, at 0:38. The ’Cats proceeded to make their next six free throws for the win. Davis and Logan Rockhold hit double digits in scoring for Bath with 19 and 13. Myers and Reggie Phillips had 17 apiece for the Cougs. Van Wert (61) Chadd Phillips 1 1-2 3, Hurless 2 0-1 4, Myers 5 6-6 17, Reggie Phillips 8 1-2 17, Moonshower 3 2-2 8, Smith 2 2-2 8, Markward 0 2-2 2, Wolford 1 0-0 2. Totals 22 14-17 61. Bath (69) Chambers 4 0-0 9, Davis 8 2-2 19, Logan Rockhold 4 5-5 13, Taren Sullivan 2 4-4 9, Heffner 3 3-4 9, Conner Rockhold 0 1-2 1, Gossard 1 5-6 7, Keaton Sullivan 1 0-2 2. Totals 23 20-25 69. Score by quarters: Van Wert 12 10 19 20 - 61 Bath 15 15 16 23 - 69 Three-point goals: Van Wert 3 (Smith 2, Myers), Bath 3 (Chambers, Davis, Taren Sullivan). JV score: 44-35 (Van Wert).

8 – The Herald

Saturday, January 21, 2012


Lause reflects on JAG career

NAPLES, FLA — When Delphos native Glen Lause graduated from St. John’s High School in 1966, little did the small-town boy know just how far and wide his future would take him. He attended the University of Dayton, which had a mandatory ROTC program. This streamlined Lause into a military career that would last 26 years and take him around the globe. Lause graduated from UD in 1970 and was commissioned as a lieutenant in the United States Army. He would go on to law school at Ohio Northern University and start his career in human resources with the Army Adjutant General Corps. Because the Army had more adjutants than it needed, Lause found a stellar career prosecuting criminals and more. “I went through the adjutant general course in October 1973 and went to my first duty station at Fort Riley, Kan., to the First Infantry Division. Immediately when I got there, they had an overage of adjutant general officers and I was encouraged to become a judge advocate general officer. In January 1974, I was promoted to captain and became a JAG officer,” he said. Lause stayed at Fort Riley to help prosecute cases but would have to complete some coursework

later. “I was recommended to be a prosecutor on post. At the time, all of our soldiers were coming back from Vietnam and we had some problems. We had six prosecutors for the division and we were averaging two or three cases per prosecutor per week. The offenses were everything from AWOL to drugs to rape and murder — the whole enchilada. I did that for about two years and then took the JAG Basic Course for a year because I had

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skipped it,” he said. The Army sent Lause to the Washington, D.C., area to get familiar with the appellate process. “Then, I went to Falls Church, Va., to be an appellate attorney for the government. I wrote and argued appellate briefs before military courts in D.C.,” he said. “In the spring of 1979, I was sent to the advanced course for a year and stayed on with the faculty to teach criminal law at the JAG school until 1983, when I went to the general staff college at Fort Leavenworth for a year. When I graduated in 1984, they sent me to Germany.” Hopping from one job or school to another every couple years or so gave Lause a broad range of experiences but his time in Deutschland gave him some of the most memorable ones. “I was the deputy staff judge advocate of the 2nd Armored Division from June 1984 to July 1987. I was in charge of all the lawyers, enlisted personnel and civilian personnel. We interacted with the German police and prosecutors. We had an agreement with the Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany) that if any of our soldiers committed offenses, we would have jurisdiction to prosecute them,” he said. “When I first got there, we had a soldier who went AWOL. He had married a German lady and every time he called her, a man answered the phone. He thought she was having an affair, so he flew back to Germany from the United

West Germans compared as the two army posts of to the relationship between Fort Myer and McNair,” “In my travels the Russians and the East he said. East Berlin “I for two through Japan and Germans. like it had in then did thatselected years, looked just I was to be May 1945. The Russians the chief of personnel for Okinawa, I saw didn’t rebuild because they all lawyers in the army. the same thing. wanted the East Germans to I traveled everywhere we It was very clear remember who won the war. had a lawyer. I’d be there However, the Americans day to inspect to me that Asians and West Germans wanted up to a and make suretheir office the to heal and move forward. commander was happy who were educated They rebuilt the country with his attorney. were very grateand there was a tight bond “After that, I was chief between them. The West of personnel for the JAG ful toward the Germans were very grate- corps. I was selected for Americans for put- ful toward the Americans,” war college and was class president. They asked me ting Japan back on he said. The United States also to stay on with the facthe map. We could rebuilt Tokyo after the ulty after graduation, so said he saw an have left them in war; Lause Southeast Asia I taught law and Ifinances attitude in until 1997, when went to rubble but geniuses similar to the one he saw Fort Hood. I was a chief in Europe. lawyer at Fort Hood where like MacArthur “In my travels through I had 50 lawyers working Japan and Okinawa, I saw for me and about 50-60 wrote their conIt stitution for them the same thing.thatwas very civilians, 50 or so enlisted clear to me Asians personnel, 5 buildings and who were educated were 2 active divisions to overand helped get very grateful toward the see.” their government Americans for putting With his wife Sandy, Japan back on the map. Lause left military life in off the ground. We could have left them 1999. Now 63 years old, — Glen Lause, in rubble but geniuses like the retired colonel has retired colonel MacArthur wrote their served his hometown as constitution for them and its legal counsel and taught helped get their govern- at a community college in States to confront her but what he didn’t know was it was her brother. Well, he strangled her to death. I wanted to prosecute it as a capital crime so he would be executed because he had strangled her with his hands in three places. Each of the three took from 5-7 minutes. I figured with about 20 minutes of strangling his wife, he intended to do it. Because of World War II, the Germans didn’t have capital punishment anymore and they threatened to withdraw jurisdiction, which was very important for us to keep, Glen Lause - today so we tried him for murder and he was convicted ment off the ground,” he Findlay. Now, he is teaching at a community college with a life sentence at Fort said. When Lause left in Naples and is taking Leavenworth.” After World War II, Germany, he ended up in things a season at a time. Germany was split into sec- D.C. to work as the chief of Now that it is winter, he is tions and occupied by the the litigation branch of the enjoying Florida’s warmer Americans, British, French procurement fraud divi- weather but may come back and Soviets. For several sion prosecuting fraudulent to Ohio when the Sunshine decades, West Germany and independent contractors. State’s swampy humidity East Germany were sepa- Like most of his jobs, this returns. Looking back, Lause is rate, as were the east and one was also short-lived west sides of Berlin. Lause and he was hand-picked for very proud of his military experience. says he gained understand- yet another post. “I was selected by the “My first assignment ing of things he doesn’t general counsel of the at Fort Riley gave me think most people knew. “I was in Europe before army to be her aide; the my teeth a s a lawyer; I the Berlin Wall came down person in that position is started to develop my trial and a lot of stuff went the senior lawyer of the presence. Then, I Iearned on there that I don’t think army and is a civilian all about the appellate prothe ordinary person knew. appointed by the president. cess in D. C. It was pretty We had alerts every one I did that until 1991 when heavy stuff to go into the or two workweeks where I was selected by the JAG federal court system and we would roll out an entire of the Army to be the staff argue cases on behalf of the unit. It was interesting judge advocate of the mili- government. At the JAG to see how the Russians tary district of Washington. school, we taught everyThe head lawyer provides thing from basic courses to observed us,” he said. “I went to East Berlin all legal advice on crimi- masters level courses and and saw how different the nal jurisdictions over the I got teaching experience relationship was between Pentagon and Arlington that I am still using today,” the Americans and the National Cemetery, as well he concluded.

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In the fall of 1979, a cluster of Episcopalians made another trip to Rome seeking a haven for Anglo-Catholic believers anxious to exit their increasingly divided church. Vatican officials agreed that it was time to petition their new leader, the young Pope John Paul II. The document was prepared and then signed on the altar of the North American Martyrs at Rome’s North American College. In it, members of the Society of St. Augustine of Canterbury and other like-minded clergy made a blunt request. “We pray and beseech your Holiness to receive and accept us into the Roman Catholic Church,” they wrote, “for we are sheep not having a shepherd and would return to the care of that Holy Apostle singularly commissioned by the Divine Lord to feed his sheep.” The pope soon said “yes.” But that simply opened another chapter in a long, long, story, one that continues decades later. There is certainly more to this story than headlines about a sudden decision by Pope Benedict

The long Anglican road to Rome

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XVI to commence sheep stealing in the wake of his “Anglicanorum Coetibus” (“groups of Anglicans”) pronouncement in 2009. This document allowed Anglican priests and congregations to join new “personal ordinariates,” the equivalent of national dioceses, while retaining key elements of their liturgy, music and other traditions. The plan allows for married men to become priests, but not bishops -- as in Eastern Rite Catholicism. In England, The Times knocked this 2009 plan, saying, “Rome has parked its tanks on the Archbishop of Canterbury’s lawn.” Today, tensions remain high on both sides of the Atlantic after a Jan. 1 announcement that the ordinariates are set to open.

It’s almost laughable to call these developments “sudden” or the result of unilateral actions by the pope, said Father Allan Hawkins of St. Mary the Virgin Catholic Church in Arlington, Texas, a priest in the Church of England before coming to America. The roots of these events even predate the Episcopal Church’s 1976 vote to ordain women as priests and later to the episcopate. “The end of the ‘70s was important, but this really goes back to the Oxford Movement,” said the 77-year-old priest, referring to a mid-1800s surge toward AngloCatholicism. While the ordination of women “made headlines, it was just a symptom of what was happening deep down. ... “So many of us had yearned all our lives to be part of a church with a clear sense of authority. That yearning is what pulled us to Catholicism.” Converts had been “trickling into Rome” for decades, he noted. Still, more Anglicans made the move under the “Pastoral Provi-

sion” announced in 1980, which stopped short of creating a separate, Anglican-friendly “personal ordinariate.” Another pivotal moment came in the early 1990s, when the Church of England voted to ordain women. At that point, it appeared a sweeping “Roman Option” might become a reality, and the late Cardinal George Hume said the time was right for the “conversion of England for which we have prayed all these years. ... It could be happening -- a realignment of English Christianity.” But some in the British hierarchy stalled, including liberal Catholics who feared waves of traditionalist converts committed to conservative approaches to liturgy and doctrine. The key Vatican official in these talks, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, finally exclaimed: “What are the English bishops afraid of?” Ratzinger, of course, is now Pope Benedict XVI. His years of personal contact with Anglicans seeking shelter eventually led to “Anglicanorum Coetibus.” Thus, on Jan. 22, Mount Cal-

(Terry Mattingly is the director of the Washington Journalism Center at the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities and leads the project to study religion and the news.)

vary Church in Baltimore will enter the U.S. ordinariate -- the first Episcopal congregation that voted to take that step. Father Jason Catania, its priest, expects to complete his own journey sometime this coming summer. At that point, he will do something that once seemed unthinkable. Catania will kneel at his parish altar, as a Catholic priest, and recite one of Anglicanism’s most famous texts -- the Prayer of Humble Access from the 1662 edition of The Book of Common Prayer. “That’s the prayer just before Holy Communion, the one that begins, ‘We do not presume to come to this thy Table, O merciful Lord, trusting in our own righteousness, but in thy manifold and great mercies. We are not worthy so much as to gather up the crumbs under thy Table,’” said Catania, quoting from memory. “That’s when I will know that this has really happened, that we are finally home.”

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A.C.T.S. NEW TESTAMENT FELLOWSHIP Rev. Linda Wannemacher-Pastor Jaye Wannemacher-Worship Leader Contact: 419-695-3566 Sunday - 7:00 p.m. Bible Study with worship @ ACTS Chapel-8277 German Rd., Delphos Thursday - 7:00 p.m. “For Such A Time As This” All & Non Denominational Tri-County Community Intercessory Prayer Meeting @ Presbyterian Church (Basement), 310 W. 2nd St. Delphos Everyone Welcome. DELPHOS BAPTIST CHURCH Pastor Terry McKissack 302 N Main, Delphos Contact: 419-692-0061 or 419-302-6423 Sunday - 10:00 a.m. Sunday School (All Ages) , 11:00 a.m. Sunday Service, 6:00 p.m Sunday Evening Service Wednesday - 7:00 p.m. Bible Study, Youth Study Nursery available for all services. FIRST UNITED PRESBYTERIAN 310 W. Second St. 419-692-5737 Pastor Harry Tolhurst Sunday: 11:00 Worship Service Everyone Welcome Communion first Sunday of every month. Communion at Van Crest Health Care Center - First Sunday of each month at 2:30 p.m., Nursing Home and assisted living. ST. PETER LUTHERAN CHURCH 422 North Pierce St., Delphos Phone 419-695-2616 Rev. Angela Khabeb Saturday-8:00 a.m. Prayer Breakfast Sunday-8:45 a.m. Sunday School; 10:00 a.m. Worship Service Monday - 5:00 p.m. Hall in use Wednesday - 9:00 a.m. Sewing Day Friday - 10:00 a.m. Newsletter Deadline FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD “Where Jesus is Healing Hurting Hearts!” 808 Metbliss Ave., Delphos One block south of Stadium Park. 419-692-6741 Senior Pastor - Dan Eaton Sunday - 10:30 a.m. - “Celebration of Worship” with Kids Church & Nursery provided.; 6:00 p.m. Youth Ministry at The ROC Monday - 7:00 p.m. Prayer in the Sanctuary Wednesday - 7:00 p.m.Discipleship & Biuble Study in The Upper Level For more info see our website: www. DELPHOS CHRISTIAN UNION Pastor: Rev. Gary Fish 470 S. Franklin St., (419) 692-9940 9:30 Sunday School 10:30 Sunday morning service. Youth ministry every Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. Children’s ministry every third Saturday from 11 to 1:30. ST. PAUL’S UNITED METHODIST 335 S. Main St. Delphos Pastor - Rev. David Howell Sunday - 9:00 a.m. Worship Service DELPHOS WESLEYAN CHURCH 11720 Delphos Southworth Rd. Delphos - Phone 419-695-1723 Pastor Wayne Prater Sunday - 10:30 a.m. Worship; 9:15 a.m. Sunday School for all ages. Wednesday - 7 p.m. Service and prayer meeting. TRINITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 211 E. Third St., Delphos Rev. David Howell, Pastor Sunday - 8:15 a.m. Worship Service; 9:15 a.m. Adult Bible Study; 9:30 a.m. Church School for all ages; 10:30 a.m. Worship Service; 11:30 a.m. Radio Worship on WDOH Monday - 7:30 p.m. Missions Committee Meeting Wednesday - 7:00 p.m. Chancel Choir Thursday - 4:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Supper’s On Us Friday - 3:00 p.m. Mustard Seeds MARION BAPTIST CHURCH 2998 Defiance Trail, Delphos Pastor Jay Lobach 419-339-6319 Services: Sunday - 11:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.; Wednesday - 7:00 p.m. ST. JOHN’S CATHOLIC CHURCH 331 E. Second St., Delphos 419-695-4050 Rev. Mel Verhoff, Pastor Rev. Jacob Gordon, Asst. Pastor Fred Lisk and Dave Ricker, Deacons Mary Beth Will, Liturgical Coordinator; Mrs. Trina Shultz, Pastoral Associate. Mel Rode, Parish Council President Celebration of the Sacraments Eucharist – Lord’s Day Observance; Saturday 4:30 p.m., Sunday 7:30, 9:15, 11:30 a.m.; Weekdays as announced on Sunday bulletin. Baptism – Celebrated first Sunday of month at 1:30 p.m. Call rectory to schedule Pre-Baptismal instructions. Reconciliation – Tuesday and Friday 7:30-7:50 a.m.; Saturday 3:304:00 p.m. Anytime by request. Matrimony – Arrangements must be made through the rectory six months in advance. Anointing of the Sick – Communal celebration in May and October. Administered upon request.

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

ST. MARY’S CATHOLIC CHURCH 601 Jennings Rd., Van Wert Sunday 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m.; Monday 8:30 a.m.; Tuesday 7 p.m.; Wednesday 8:30 a.m.; Thursday 8:30 a.m. - Communion Service; Friday 8:30 a.m.; Saturday 4 p.m. VAN WERT VICTORY CHURCH OF GOD 10698 US 127S., Van Wert (Next to Tracy’s Auction Service) Tommy Sandefer, lead pastor Ron Prewitt, sr. adult pastor Sunday worship & children’s ministry - 10:00 a.m. facebook: vwvcoh

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

TRINITY LUTHERAN 303 S. Adams, Middle Point Rev. Tom Cover Sunday– 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Worship service. GRACE FAMILY CHURCH 634 N. Washington St., Van Wert Pastor: Rev. Ron Prewitt Sunday - 9:15 a.m. Morning worship with Pulpit Supply. KINGSLEY UNITED METHODIST 15482 Mendon Rd., Van Wert Phone: 419-965-2771 Pastor Chuck Glover Sunday School - 9:30 a.m.; Worship - 10:25 a.m. Wednesday - Youth Prayer and Bible Study - 6:30 p.m. Adult Prayer meeting - 7:00 p.m. Choir practice - 8:00 p.m. TRINITY FRIENDS CHURCH 605 N. Franklin St., Van Wert 45891 Ph: (419) 238-2788 Sr. Pastor Stephen Savage Outreach Pastor Neil Hammons Sunday - 8:15 a.m. - Prayer time; 9:00 a.m. Worship, Sunday School, SWAT, Nursery; Single; 10:30 a.m. Worship, Nursery, Children’s Church, Discipleship class; Noon - Lunch Break; 2:00 p.m. Service for men at Van Wert Correctional Fac.; 3:00 p.m. Service for women at Van Wert Correctional Fac., Service at Paulding jail Tuesday - 1:00 p.m. - Share, Care, Prayer Group in Fireside Room; 10-noon - Banquet Table Food Pantry; 6:30 p.m. Quilting Friends in Fellowship Hall; 7 p.m. B.R.E.A.L. Women’s group in Room 108. Wednesday - 6:30 p.m. Small groups, Discipleship Series in sanctuary, Christian Life Club, Nursery, Preschool; 7 p.m. R.O.C.K. Youth; 8 p.m. Worship Team rehearsal. Thursday - 4-5:30 p.m. Banquet Table Food Pantry. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 13887 Jennings Rd., Van Wert Ph. 419-238-0333 Children’s Storyline: 419-238-2201 Email: Pastor Steven A. Robinson Sunday– 9:30 a.m. Sunday School for all ages; 10:30 a.m. Family Worship Hour; 6:30 p.m. Evening Bible Hour. Wednesday - 6:30 p.m. Word of Life Student Ministries; 6:45 p.m. AWANA; 7:00 p.m. Prayer and Bible Study. MANDALE CHURCH OF CHRIST IN CHRISTIAN UNION Rev. Don Rogers, Pastor Sunday– 9:30 a.m. Sunday School all ages. 10:30 a.m. Worship Services; 7:00 p.m Worship. Wednesday - 7 p.m. Prayer meeting. PENTECOSTAL WAY CHURCH Pastors: Bill Watson Rev. Ronald Defore 1213 Leeson Ave., Van Wert 45891 Phone (419) 238-5813 Head Usher: Ted Kelly 10:00 a.m. - Sunday School 11:10 a.m. - Worship 10:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. - Wednesday Morning Bible Class 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. - Wednesday Evening Prayer Meeting 7:00 p.m. - Wed. Night Bible Study.

ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST CHURCH Landeck - Phone: 419-692-0636 Rev. Mel Verhoff, Pastor Administrative aide: Rita Suever Masses: 8:30 a.m. Sunday. Sacrament of Reconciliation: Saturday. Newcomers register at parish. Marriages: Please call the parish house six months in advance. Baptism: Please call the parish. ST. PATRICK’S CHURCH 500 S. Canal, Spencerville 419-647-6202 Saturday - 4:30 p.m. Reconciliation; 5 p.m. Mass, May 1 - Oct. 30. Sunday 10:30 a.m. Mass.

SPENCERVILLE FULL GOSPEL 107 Broadway St., Spencerville Pastor Charles Muter Home Ph. 419-657-6019 Sunday: Morning Services - 10:00 a.m. Evening Services - 7:00 p.m. Wednesday: 7:00 p.m. Worship service. SPENCERVILLE CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE 317 West North St. - 419-296-2561 Pastor Tom Shobe 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Morning Worship; 7:00 p.m. Wednesday Service TRINITY UNITED METHODIST Corner of Fourth & Main, Spencerville Phone 419-647-5321 Rev. Jan Johnson, Pastor Sunday - 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Worship service. UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST Spencerville Rev. Ron Shifley, Pastor Sunday– 9:30 a.m. Church School; 10:30 a.m. Worship Service. AGAPE FELLOWSHIP MINISTRIES 9250 Armstrong Road, Spencerville Pastors Phil & Deb Lee Sunday - 10:00 a.m. Worship service. Wed. - 7:00 p.m. Bible Study HARTFORD CHRISTIAN CHURCH (Independent Fundamental) Rt. 81 and Defiance Trial Rt. 2, Box 11550 Spencerville 45887 Rev. Robert King, Pastor Sunday - 9:30 a.m. Sunday school; 10:30 a.m. Worship Service; 7:00 p.m. Evening worship and Teens Alive (grades 7-12). Wednesday - 7:00 p.m. Bible service.

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CALVARY EVANGELICAL CHURCH 10686 Van Wert-Decatur Rd. Van Wert, Ohio 419-238-9426 Rev. Clark Williman. Pastor Sunday- 8:45 a.m. Friends and Family; 9:00 a.m. Sunday School LIVE, 5 til 10 meet you at the Altar; 10:00 a.m. Worship LIVE Tuesday - 9:30 Hearth and Home Ministry Wednesday - 1:30 p.m. Adult Prayer & Bible Study; 6:45 p.m. Calvary YOUTH, Women’s Bible Study; 7:00 p.m. Men’s Bible Study SALEM UNITED PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 15240 Main St. Venedocia Rev. Wendy S. Pratt, Pastor Church Phone: 419-667-4142 Sunday - 8:30 a.m. - Adult Bell Choir; 8:45 a.m. Jr. Choir; 9:30 a.m. - Worship; 10:45 a.m. - Sunday school; 6:30 p.m. - Capital Funds Committee. Monday - 6 p.m. Senior Choir.

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Saturday, January 21, 2012

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Tomorrow’s Horoscope
By Bernice Bede Osol
SUNDAY, JANUARY 22, 2012 In the approaching months, don’t let it dismay you if you have to shoulder more career-related responsibilities than usual. With the additional work will come more rewards, such as acclaim, promotion and a fatter paycheck. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- Your possibilities for success could be severely impaired if you start jumping to conclusions. Once you get off course, it won’t be easy to find your way back on track. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- If you’re presently indebted to a friend, don’t wait until she or he starts asking for repayment. Save yourself a lot of embarrassment by letting your pal know when you can start the reimbursement. ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Whether or not you want it, your associates will have a strong influence on how the day turns out for you. If you’re smart, you won’t hang out with a bunch of losers. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -Obligations that normally wouldn’t be yours could be dumped in your lap. Don’t turn this into something worse than it already is by making mountains out of molehills. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -There’s a chance you could run into one of your least favorite people, in what would otherwise be a most convivial setting. Don’t let this partypooper ruin your good times. CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- The slightest spark could ignite a volatile issue between you and your mate, if you are edgy and explosive. Once an argument is introduced, it could metastasize frighteningly. Keep a cool head and a long fuse. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -Refrain from unduly criticizing the work of another, because it will only cause hard feelings. In fact, the person might be so devastated that he or she will never try the same thing again. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -If you haven’t been managing your resources too wisely lately or are still broke from the holidays, you might not have the funds to participate in doing something fun with friends. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -Any restrictions you are experiencing aren’t due to the persons with whom you’re now involved, so don’t take things out on them. Grin and bear your pain alone. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- If the world is a bit too gloomy for you, redirect your attention onto others instead of dwelling exclusively on your own self-inflicted pain and thwarted interests. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- If you’re still operating on a stringent budget, don’t start piling things on your credit cards just to keep up with friends. You’ll only prolong your predicament. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Meaningful objectives might not be too easy to accomplish right at the moment. In order to achieve them, it’ll require far more effort than you’re likely to expend. MONDAY, JANUARY 23, 2012 Some of your greatest successes in the year ahead will come from situations that allow you to act independently, so don’t hesitate to undertake a big assignment on your own. You will succeed with or without anyone’s help. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- Don’t be doubtful about taking on some extra projects or assignments at this time. They are likely to turn out quite well, especially if you’re the one calling the shots. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -There’s a possibility that you might make a new alliance with someone who knows a lot about a subject that could be of service to you. Use this newfound info correctly and it will take you to new heights. ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Don’t hesitate to get involved in an organization’s activity, because associating with others could open some important doors that you couldn’t otherwise get into. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- There are some positive new developments occurring where your career is concerned. A meeting of the minds with someone in power could be in the making. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -Knowledge, experience and expertise you’ve acquired could prove to be a feather in your cap when it’s discovered that no one but you has the right stuff for a certain job. CANCER (June 21-July 22) -Because one of the participants in a joint venture is both bold and brave, you could find yourself involved in something of greater significance than it would be without this person involved. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -Although normally you might desire to work on one thing at a time, someone could get you involved in a second concurrent project. You’ll handle both well. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -Don’t be afraid to elevate your sights where your objectives are concerned. You’ll quickly find out that you’re capable of bigger achievements than you think. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -If your past efforts warrant it, this might be the day to remind your superiors of your accomplishment when the chance to do so falls in your lap. Don’t let the opportunity fall out unused when you stand up. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -Don’t hesitate to cultivate a friendship with two new acquaintances whom you instantly like. You can never have too many friends, and each one can be special. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- A favorable shift in your domestic conditions is indicated, which could prove to be extremely beneficial for you and your entire family. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You are likely to be entering a new cycle, which could prove to be quite beneficial for you in more ways than one, but especially so materially.
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By ANDREW TAYLOR The Associated Press WASHINGTON — In its budget proposal next month, the Obama administration will urge lawmakers to revisit the failed attempt by a congressional supercommittee to cut the deficit by at least $1.2 trillion, the White House says. The proposal runs counter to the common wisdom in Washington that any major deficit reduction effort is unlikely in a presidential election year. Instead, lawmakers are focusing on a one-year extension of a payroll tax cut and supplemental jobless benefits sought by the president as part of last fall’s jobs agenda. But also looming are sweeping across-the-board spending cuts required next year because of the supercommittee deadlock. Senior lawmakers like House Armed Services Committee Chairman Howard “Buck” McKeon, R-Calif., are focusing on a less ambitious one-year plan to give the Pentagon a reprieve from cuts that both the administration and Republicans say would cripple the military. The White House plan, likely to reprise new taxes and fee proposals that are nonstarters with Capitol Hill Republicans, would turn off the entire nineyear, $1.2 trillion across-theboard spending cuts, referred to as a “sequester.” “We have a sequester coming less than a year from now unless Congress acts,” said a senior administration official. “We’re going to ask Congress to do now what we think Congress should have done in December, which is enact more than $1.2 trillion in deficit reduction, turn off the sequester and maintain the (spending caps).” The official required anonymity as a condition to speak to a reporter on the plan. That plan of budget cuts would be imposed under last summer’s budget and debt pact between Obama and Congress that imposed $900 billion in savings from accounts appropriated by Congress each year and promised at least $1.2 trillion more from the work on the deficit supercommittee, or, failing that, across-the-board cuts to a sweeping set of defense and domestic programs. The threat of the across-theboard cuts was supposed to prod the panel, but it never got on track and collapsed just before Thanksgiving over intractable differences on tax increases and cuts to popular programs like Medicare. The failure of the panel capped a long, difficult budget year in which the warring sides were only able to agree when facing either a shutdown of the government or an unthinkable default on U.S. obligations. Policymakers face the prospect of more gridlock this year as election-year politics promise to even further cripple the already limited ability of Obama and Capitol Hill Republicans to work together. In that light, the administration’s proposal could be doomed to dead-on-arrival status despite widespread desire to turn off the automatic cuts. The White House is already playing down expectations. “In terms of essential, mustdo items, the payroll tax cut extension is the last one,” White House spokesman Josh Earnest said last month. At the same time, a new wrinkle has emerged due to the

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Saturday, January 21, 2012

Multistate personhood push misled company, crew kindles abortion debate
NEW YORK (AP) — In poll after poll, Americans say the economy is the paramount issue facing the nation, with hot-button social issues trailing far behind. Nonetheless, abortion will likely be in the election-year spotlight in a slew of states facing possible votes on sweeping abortion bans. In at least 12 states — including crucial national battlegrounds such as Ohio and Virginia — anti-abortion activists are seeking to place “personhood” measures on the ballot this year. The measures vary in some details, but in general they define human life as beginning with fertilization and are intended to ban virtually all abortions, even in cases of rape and incest. Supporters and opponents of personhood will be seeking to galvanize their camps this weekend during a flurry of rallies, vigils and fundraising events marking Sunday’s 39th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s landmark Roe v. Wade ruling. Personhood measures, if approved, would directly challenge that ruling, which established a woman’s right to an abortion. Thus far, the personhood movement is 0 for 3, losing referendums in Colorado in 2008 and 2010 and in Mississippi last November. But instead of retreating, the movement is trying again in Colorado and expanding to every other region except the Northeast on the premise that it can influence public opinion even if the measures fail. “These are defeats only if we quit,” said Keith Mason, president of Personhood USA. “If we continue on, they are building blocks for success.” Mason likened his movement to the campaign to legalize same-sex marriage, noting that gay-rights activists had persevered and made headway despite losing referendums in all 30 states where voters have weighed in on the issue. For now, it’s unclear how many of the personhood proposals will actually go before voters later this year. Authorities have given the green light to gather signatures for proposed ballot measures in Colorado, Ohio, Montana and California, while legislators in Kansas, Virginia, Oklahoma, Wisconsin, Alabama and Georgia have been working on bills that could lead to personhood referendums. The Associated Press ROME — The cruise captain who grounded the Costa Concordia off the Tuscan coast with 4,200 people on board did not relay correct information either to the company or crew after the ship hit rocks, the cruise ship owner’s CEO said Friday as the search resumed for 21 missing passengers. CEO Pierluigi Foschi told Italian state TV that the company spoke to the captain at 10:05 p.m. (2105 GMT; 4:05 p.m. EST), some 20 minutes after the ship ran aground on Jan. 13, but could not offer proper assistance because the captain’s description “did not correspond to the truth.” Capt. Francesco Schettino said only that he had “problems” on board but did not mention hitting a reef. Likewise, Foschi said crew members were not informed of the gravity of the situation. Passenger video shown on Italian TV indicates crew members telling passengers to go to their cabins as late as 10:25 p.m. (2125 GMT; 4:25 p.m. EST). The abandon ship alarm sounded just before 11:00 p.m. (2200 GMT; 5:00 p.m. EST). “That’s because they also

US considers closing Costa CEO says captain embassy in Syria
did not receive correct information on the gravity of the situation,” Foschi said. The $450 million Costa Concordia was carrying more than 4,200 passengers and crew when it slammed into well-charted rocks off the island of Giglio a week ago. Eleven people have been confirmed dead. The Concordia shifted again on its rocky perch Friday, forcing the suspension of diving search operations for the 21 people still missing and raising concerns about the stability of the ship’s resting place. But the search in areas above the waterline resumed in the evening after the ship was deemed stable. The remarks by Costa CEO Foschi are the latest to indicate a lack of proper communication with authorities on land as the emergency unfolded. An audiotape of the Concordia’s first contact with maritime authorities has a Concordia office repeatedly replying that the ship had experienced a blackout, even though it had hit the reef more than half an hour earlier. Italian media reported the officer on the call was Schettino, but that could not be independently confirmed. By BRADLEY KLAPPER The Associated Press WASHINGTON — The State Department said Friday it “may have no choice” but to close the U.S. embassy in Damascus and remove all US personnel from the country wracked by a 10-month revolt against the regime of President Bashar Assad unless Assad’s government takes extra steps to protect the mission. The department issued a statement late Friday noting

collapse of the supercommittee: a new set of spending caps for the 2013 budget year that begins Oct. 1 that require cuts of about $8 billion from the $554 billion budget for defense programs, the first outright cuts since the so-called peace dividend of the early 1990s. The required defense cuts are separate from those that would be imposed under the sequester, but the administration official predicted lawmakers might revisit them when turning to the annual appropriations bills later this year. The budget is slated to be released Feb. 6.

that the Obama administration has “serious concerns about the deteriorating security situation in Damascus, including the recent spate of car bombs and about the safety and security of embassy personnel.” The uprising against Assad has killed an estimated 5,400 people since March. Although the revolt began with mostly peaceful protests, an increasingly strong armed element has developed, and many people are now fighting the regime.

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#12NT881 1 LT pkg., 18” alum. wheels, Z71, Allstar Edition, extd. cab MSRP ....................................................... $36,235 Discount ....................................................... 1,869 Rebate .......................................................... 2,000 Loyalty .......................................................... 1,000 Bonus ........................................................... 1,000

2012 SILVERADO 1500





2011 Buick LaCrosse 11L166 .................. $25,700 2011 Buick LaCrosse 11L165 .................. $26,500 2011 Chevrolet Impala 11I122.............. $14,725 2011 Chevrolet Impala 11I120.............. $14,750 2011 Chevrolet Impala 11I118 .............. $15,750 2011 Chevrolet Impala 11I119 .............. $15,850 2011 Chevrolet Impala 11K152 ............ $17,900 2011 Chevrolet Impala 11H92 .............. $17,900 2011 Chevrolet Impala 11H102 ............ $17,900 2011 Chevrolet Impala 11H103 ............ $17,900 2011 Chevrolet Impala 11L161............. $18,500 2011 Chevrolet Malibu 11I126............... $15,325 2011 Chevrolet Malibu 11I127............... $15,525 2011 Chevrolet Malibu 11I125............... $15,805 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt 11E50................ $11,900 2010 Chevrolet Colorado 11E48...... $23,900 2010 Chevrolet HHR 11D36........................ $12,900 2010 Chevrolet HHR 11D37........................ $12,900
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2010 Chevrolet Impala 11I116 .............. $13,750 2010 Chevrolet Impala 11I115 .............. $13,895 2010 Chevrolet Impala 11I108.............. $17,900 2010 Chevrolet Malibu 11J121A ........... $14,900 2009 Buick LaCrosse CXL 12A1... $15,500 2009 Chevrolet Aveo 11K151 .................... $10,900 2009 Chevrolet HHR 11J141 ...................... $14,995 2009 Chev Silverado 1500 11K147$18,900 2009 GMC Canyon 11L168............................... $19,900 2009 Pontiac Vibe 11L162............................... $14,500 2008 Pontiac Grand Prix #A3 ........... $15,500 2008 Buick Lucerne 11I114......................... $16,900 2008 Buick Lucerne 11K156....................... $17,500 2008 Chevrolet Colorado 11H100 ... $17,900 2008 Chevrolet Equinox 11I105 ......... $17,900 2008 Chevrolet Uplander 11K146 ... $13,500 2008 GMC Envoy 11K154 .................................... $21,700

2008 Pontiac G6 11G77 ....................................... $13,500 2008 Pontiac G6 11G76 ....................................... $13,975 2008 Pontiac G6 11G73 ....................................... $14,000 2008 Pontiac Torrent 11J41A .................. $16,900 2007 Buick LaCrosse 11L159 .................. $13,200 2007 Buick Lucerne 11H96......................... $15,900 2007 Buick Rendezvous 11L163 ........ $16,700 2007 Chevrolet HHR 11G42A ..................... $11,500 2007 Pontiac G6 11I33B ...................................... $11,900 2006 Chevrolet Impala 11L167............. $10,900 2006 Chev Silverado 1500 11H95. $19,600 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix 11F60 ............. $9,995 2004 Buick LeSabre 11J107A........................... $9,950 2003 Chev Silverado 1500 11L164$14,500 2003 Olds Silhouette 11G70 ........................... $7,995 1966 Buick 225 06G134 ......................................... $14,900 2007 Dodge Gr Caravan 11K109A ..... $11,995