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Browns Backers set annual meeting
The Delphos Area Browns Backers’ annual meeting is set for 1 p.m. Sunday at the Rustic. A review of 2011 activities and election of officers for 2012 will highlight the program. All members are urged to attend and any prospective members are cordially invited.


State of the Union
By DONNA CASSATA The Associated Press

Obama to GOP: Game on
Gov. Mitch Daniels, who once considered a White House bid, railed against the “extremism” of an administration that stifles economic growth. “No feature of the Obama presidency has been sadder than its constant effort to divide us, to curry favor with some Americans by castigating others,” Daniels said, speaking from Indianapolis. “As in previous moments of national danger, we Americans are all in the same boat.” Vice President Joe Biden said today the protracted policy fight with Republicans is “not about bad guys and good guys,” but centers on how best to keep the middle class growing in America. The administration has worked hard to strike deals with congressional Republicans on a wide array of issues, he said, including steps to rein in the mounting federal deficit. But Biden added that time after time in talks he held with congressional figures in both parties, he was told little could be accomplished because of the wall of opposition from 86 conservative House Republicans. “It’s like the tail is wagging the dog,” the vice president said. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., called the differences between the parties “stark” and said he thought little could be accomplished on the federal debt until the two sides come to grips with the skyrocketing costs of health care and the Medicare program. “I don’t think anyone wants to pay higher taxes,” Cantor said. And he said Washington needs

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama delivered an election-year broadside to Republicans: Game on. The GOP, from Congress to the campaign trail, signaled it’s ready for the fight. In his third State of the Union address, Obama issued a populist call for income equality that echoed the Occupy Wall Street movement. He challenged GOP lawmakers to work with him or move aside so he could use the power of the presidency to produce results for an electorate The Van Wert Fair Board uncertain whether he deserves will host an open house for another term. recently-retired Fair Director Facing a deeply divided Paul Oechsle from 2-4 p.m. Congress, Obama appealed for on Sunday in the EMR room. lawmakers to send him legislaEveryone is encouraged tion on immigration, clean enerto help celebrate Oechsle’s gy and housing, knowing full retirement and thank him well the election-year prospects for his many years of are bleak but aware that polls dedication to the Van Wert show that the independent voters County Fair. He has been who lifted him to the presidency a director or fair manager crave bipartisanship. for the past 47 1/2 years. “I intend to fight obstruction with action,” Obama told a packed chamber and tens of millions of Americans watching in prime time. House Republicans greeted his words with stony silence. The Democratic president’s St. John’s Catholic vision of an activist government Church will celebrate a broke sharply with Republican special Mass at 11:30 a.m. demands for less government Sunday in the Robert A. intervention to allow free enterArnzen Gymnasium. prise. The stark differences will This celebration is the be evident in the White House’s official start of National dealings with Congress and in Catholic Schools Week. At the conclusion of Mass, the presidential campaign over the next 10 months. a special Open House and In the Republican response to Learning Fair will be held the president’s address, Indiana in the All Saints Building.

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to “get out of the mindset” that the country’s problems can be solved with new programs and accept that small business “is the backbone” of the economy. In his speech, Obama said getting a fair shot for all Americans is “the defining issue of our time.” He described an economy on the rebound from the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, with more than 3 million jobs created in the last 22 months and U.S. manufacturers hiring. Although unemployment is high at 8.5 percent, home sales and corporate earnings have increased, among other positive economic signs. Republicans say the president’s policies have undermined the economy. Obama “had the opportunity and the responsibility to level with the American people, admit that the policies of the past three years have delivered an underwhelming record of economic growth and job creation, and show an interest in changing direction and uniting, not dividing the nation,” said Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., head of the Republican Policy Committee. “The president failed to meet that responsibility.” There were brief moments of bipartisanship. Republicans and Democrats sat together, continuing a practice begun last year. The arrival of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who survived an assassination attempt, elicited sustained applause and cheering, with chants of “Gabby, Gabby.” Republican Rep. Jeff Flake escorted her into the chamber See OBAMA, page 3

Robert Fishbein, 48, turns to leave Van Wert County Common Pleas Court on Nov. 15, 2011. He changed his plea to guilty on Tuesday.

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Former I&K CEO pleads guilty to 5 felony charges
By ED GEBERT Times Bulletin editor

Crowell signs with UNOH volleyball The University of Northwestern Ohio is happy to announce Emily Crowell will join the volleyball team in the 2012-13 season. Crowell spent one season at Owens Community College after graduating from Parkway High School. “Emily is an outstanding volleyball player,” UNOH coach Kevin Kitchen said. “I love her ability to attack from all three spots along the net and she brings a different look as a lefty.” Crowell led the Panthers to the state volleyball semifinals in 2010. She was named firstteam All-Midwest Athletic Conference as a junior and senior, second-team AllMAC as a sophomore. She was first-team All-Ohio as a senior and honorable mention as a sophomore and District 8 Player of the Year after her senior campaign. As a softball player, she earned All-Ohio honors twice and was the MAC Player of the Year. Crowell is the daughter of Steve and Lisa Crowell. She intends to major in Specialized Studies. Rain likely Thursday with 70 percent chance and high in low 40s. See page 2.


Council finds states weakening teacher tenure
By KIMBERLY HEFLING The Associated Press

VAN WERT — Former I&K Distributors CEO Robert J. Fishbein pleaded guilty Tuesday to five felony and two misdemeanor charges stemming from the harassment of a former employee. Charges include a third-degree felony intimidation, four fifth-degree felony counts of telecommunications harassment and a pair of misdemeanor telecommunications harassment charges. The charges stem from the accusation that Fishbein made at least 300-400 telephone calls to a female former employee between Oct. 20-25, 2011. At least one of those calls was threatening in nature. Fishbein found himself in further trouble in November after a court hearing in which Van Wert County Common Pleas Court Judge Charles D. Steele ordered that Fishbein not be allowed to use the telephone without another person dialing and monitoring the call. Minutes after the hearing, he was spotted by court officials in the lobby of the courtroom talking on a cell phone. Fishbein was jailed again after a warrant was issued. He has remained incarcerated since that time and was fired as CEO. A sentencing date is expected to be set today. Fishbein faces up to eight years in prison.

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Plugged catch basins possibly the cause of flooding in Ottoville
By Jared Denman Staff Writer OTTOVILLE — Council took care of regular business Monday evening and addressed pockets of flooding caused by the recent snow melt and rain. Council President Tim Rieger mentioned the flooding in the Bentley development and Mayor Ron Miller said that the recent ditch was doing a good job of keeping water from the fields from coming into town. There was also flooding sighted near the Von Sossan home on East Fifth Street and on Bendele Street. The cause is believed to be catch basins clogged with debris made worse by the recent high winds blowing branches and other detritus into the drainage system. In other matters, Joe Schroeder was unanimously appointed as village solicitor along with Theresa Von Sossan as assistant village solicitor. Council also unanimously voted to pay 45 percent of village worker’s compensation claims which total $17,110 in lieu of paying it in a lump sum and receiving a bonus of 0.03 percent APR.

Volunteers from the community helped distribute 120 food boxes to 102 household members Tuesday at the Delphos Eagles Lodge as part of Community Unity’s “Free Food On Us.” The food, donated by the West Ohio Food Bank, included bread, apples, potatoes and several prepared food items such as potato salad. Patti Thompson, left, Mayor Michael Gallmeier and Bob Ulm unload bags of apples for the food line.


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The village has a 10-percent bonus coupon from AEP as part of an incentive program and also has a $674 credit from Graybar for work that was recently done. A payment to MW trailers for $40.16 was also approved. The church has received estimates for the parking lot renovation project and Miller mentioned sitting down with all involved parties to discuss how to split the cost of the sidewalk, which he approximated at $105,000. The next regular council meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Feb. 27.

WASHINGTON — America’s public school teachers are seeing their generations-old tenure protections weakened as states seek flexibility to fire teachers who aren’t performing. A few states have essentially nullified tenure protections altogether, according to an analysis being released today by the National Council on Teacher Quality. The changes are occurring as states replace virtually automatic “satisfactory” teacher evaluations with those linked to teacher performance and base teacher layoffs on performance instead of seniority. Politically powerful teachers’ unions are fighting back, arguing the changes lower morale, deny teachers due process, and unfairly target older teachers. The debate is so intense that in Idaho, for example, state superintendent Tom Luna’s truck was spray painted and its tires slashed. An opponent appeared at his mother’s house and he was interrupted during a live TV interview by an agitated man. Why? The Idaho legislature last year ended “continuing contracts” — essentially equivalent to tenure — for new teachers and said performance, not seniority, would determine layoffs. Other changes include up to $8,000 in annual bonuses given to teachers for good performance, and parent input on evaluations. Opponents gathered enough signatures to put a referendum that would overturn the changes on the November ballot. Luna says good teachers shouldn’t be worried. “We had a system where it was almost impossible to financially reward great teachers and very difficult to deal with ineffective teachers. If you want an education system that truly puts students first, you have to have both,” Luna said. On Tuesday night, President Barack Obama weighed in on the issue during his State of the Union address. He said schools should be given the resources to keep and reward good teachers along with the flexibility to teach with creativity and to “replace teachers who just aren’t helping kids learn.” Tenure protections were created in the early 20th century to protect teachers from arbitrary or discriminatory firings based on factors such as gender, nationality or political beliefs by spelling out rules under which they could be dismissed after a probationary period.

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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

For The Record
May 4, 1923-Jan. 23, 2012 Lenore F. Gerdeman, 88, of Delphos and formerly of Cincinnati, died at 10:13 a.m. Monday at St. Rita’s Medical Center. She was born May 4, 1923, in Delphos to Theodore and Margaret (Korb) Gerdeman, who preceded her in death. Survivors include sisters Roseann Friedrich of Michigan, Alice (Louie) Quinter of Celina, Marie (Bill) Swick of Delphos, Dorothy (Elton) Lamy of Cincinnati, Jane Fairfax of Dayton and MaryEllen Gerdeman and Joan (Robert) Ricker of Delphos; brother Bernard (Marie) Gerdeman of Ottoville; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by brother Eugene Gerdeman; and nieces Chris Gerdeman and Kathy Quinter. Miss Gerdeman had worked for Western South Life, WSAI radio, Western Hills Country Club, the Greyhound Tour Division and as an administrative assistant for Delta Airlines. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. She was a 1941 graduate of St. John’s High School and a graduate from Business College in Cincinnati. She was a great cook and enjoyed making Christmas cookies. She also did beautiful embroidery and needlework. Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, the Rev. Jacob Gordon will officiate. Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today at Harter and Schier Funeral Home, where a parish wake service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

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Kenneth richey is led from Putnam County jail during his retrial in Jan. 2008 in Putnam County Common Pleas court.

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By Dar nevergall staff Writer PUTNAM COUNTY — According to a press release from the Putnam County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, a two count indictment was filed in the Putnam County Common Pleas Court against Kenneth Richey, 47, for retaliation, a felony of the third degree and for violating a civil protection order, a felony of the third degree. Richey was arrested and placed in custody in Tupelo, Miss., to await extradition to Ohio. Richey was expected to be arraigned this morning. A visiting judge from Auglaize county, Judge Dale Crawford, was to preside over the case. The indictment follows an investigation by local, state and federal law enforcement agencies. Richey had left a threatening message of harm toward Judge Basinger, a public servant, on an answering machine at the Putnam County courthouse. “We are following up on the investigation part of it,” said Putnam County Sheriff Jim Beutler said Tuesday. “We made the arrangements to do the transport to bring him back and he is due for arraignment tomorrow morning. We are not treating it any different than

any other case. The reports of it being retaliation on our part is absurd. If that were the case, why is there warrants over in Scotland and in Minnesota? It’s not just us. He is the one who initiated what he did and prompted us to follow up on the investigation and charge him. It is because of his own actions that he is coming back.” According to documents filed with the Putnam County commissioners, the sheriff’s office spent more than $1,600 in travel costs to bring Richey back to the county; leaving on Sunday and returning on Tuesday. Richey, a native of Scotland, spent more than 20 years on Ohio’s death row for setting a 1986 apartment fire in Columbus Grove which resulted in the death of 2-year old Cynthia Collins. The initial sentence was overturned by the 6th U.S. Court of Appeals in 2005 and again in 2007 after the U.S. Supreme Court ordered the case reconsidered because the court felt Richey received ineffective counsel during his original trial. His case was later set to be retried in 2008 but Richey accepted a plea deal in which he was granted time served and instructed to leave the country and return to Scotland. As part of the plea deal, Richey admitted starting the fire.

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April 13, 1926-Jan. 21, 2012 Genevieve E. Alguire, 85, Galion, died Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012 at Galion Community Hospital after a short illness. She was born April 13, 1926, in Seneca County to H. Aleta (Campbell) Keller and stepdaughter of the late Ralph C. Keller. On July 16, 1947, she married Kenneth L. Alguire, who preceded her in death on Dec. 23, 2006. Surviving are three daughters, Diane (Andrew) Repassy of Grand Prairie, Texas, Deborah (James) Croft of Galion and Gwyn (Wyatt) Mills of Boston; two sons Craig (Kathy) Alguire of Galion and Hal (Cora) Alguire of Colorado Springs, Colo.; 10 grandchildren, David Repassy, Brian Repassy, Carrie Keib, Holly Reece, Jennifer Chadima, Erica Geiger, Caleb Mills, Aleta Mills, Ashley Alguire and Adam Alguire; 15 greatgrandchildren; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Mark and Linda Keller of Columbus and Larry and Kay Keller of Florida; and two sisters-inlaw and one brother-in-law, Maxine Keller of Bucyrus and Elizabeth (James) Koepfer of Florida. She was also preceded in death by one brother, Darl Keller. Alguire graduated from Cygnet High School in 1944. She was a member of Peace Lutheran Church and enjoyed knitting, gardening, swimming and her family. She worked as Deputy Clerk for the Crawford County Municipal Court in Galion retiring in 1991. Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. Friday at First Lutheran Church, 127 S. Columbus St., Galion, the Rev. Matt Wheeler officiating. Friends may call from 5-7 p.m. Thursday at RichardsonDavis Funeral Home in Galion and from 10-11 a.m. Friday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to the Home Care Matters Home Health, P.O. Box 327, Galion, Ohio 44833; or Galion Community Hospital Foundation, 269 Portland Way South, Galion, Ohio 44833. An online obituary and guest registry are available at

March 24, 1912-Jan. 22, 2012 E. Agnes Ulrich, 99, of Delphos, died Sunday at Vancrest Healthcare Center. She was born March 24, 1912, in Ottoville to John and Matilda (Miller) Eickholt. She married William J. Ulrich, who died in August 2001. Survivors include sons Paul Ulrich of Lacy, Wash., John “Jack” (Sharon) Ulrich of Kansas City, Kan., and Arthur “Butch” (Tracy) Ulrich of Naples, Fla.; daughters Antoinette “Toni” Osting and Diane (Roger) Horstman of Delphos; sister Calista (Arnie) Miller; brothers Roman (Margaret) Eickholt and Orval (Olivia) Eickholt; daughterin-law Jeany Ulrich; and sisters-in-law Virginia Eickholt and Dolores Eickholt; and 16 grandchildren, 32 greatgrandchildren and two greatgreatgrandchildren. She was preceded in death by son Rollie Ulrich; brothers Ralph and Vince Eickholt; sister Katherine Altenburger, half sister Alvertice “Dolly” Friemoth; great-granddaughter Samantha Horstman; and sister-in-law Agnes Eickholt. Mrs. Ulrich was a homemaker who worked for many years at IGA. She enjoyed sewing, was an amazing seamstress, was a bowler and enjoyed playing cards with the DEL-OTTO Card Club. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, its Altar-Rosary Society, the Delphos Eagles Arie and Ottoville Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary. Mass of Christian Burial begins at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, the Rev. Melvin Verhoff officiating. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Ottoville. Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday at Harter and Schier Funeral Home, where a Landeck Catholic Ladies of Columbia service starts at 3 p.m. and a parish wake begins at 7 p.m. Memorials are to donor’s choice.

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Wacon Daniel Cottingham III, 49, of Delphos and formerly of Kernersville, N.C., died unexpectedly Dec. 24. Memorial services will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday at First Presbyterian Church, 310 W. Second St., Delphos, the Rev. Harry Tolhurst officiating. A reception for family and friends will be held at the Spencerville American Legion Corn: Post after the memorial ser- Wheat: Beans: vice.

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and Obama greeted her with a hug. The president received loud applause from both sides when he said: “I’m a Democrat. But I believe what Republican Abraham Lincoln believed: That government should do for people only what they cannot do better by themselves, and no more.” But all that belied a fierce divide. Obama ticked off items on a hefty agenda that he wants from Congress — a path to citizenship for children who come to the United States with their undocumented parents if they complete college, tax credits for clean energy, elimination of red tape for Americans refinancing their mortgages, a measure that bans insider trading by lawmakers and a payroll tax cut. Political reality suggests it was largely wishful thinking on Obama’s part. The payroll tax cut and must-do spending bill are the most likely legislative items to survive the election year. But Obama’s far-reaching list and the hour-plus speech offered a unique opportunity to contrast his record with congressional Republicans and his top presidential rivals, Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich. “Anyone who tells you America is in decline or that our influence has waned, doesn’t know what they’re talking about,” Obama said — a clear response to the White House hopefuls who have pummeled him for months. In an attack on the nation’s growing income gap, Obama called for a new minimum tax rate of at least 30 percent on anyone making more than $1 million. Many millionaires — including Romney — pay a rate less than that because they get most of their income from investments, which are taxed at a lower rate. “Now you can call this class warfare all you want,” Obama said. “But asking a billionaire to pay at least as much as his secretary in taxes? Most Americans would call that common sense.” Obama calls this the “Buffett rule,” named for billionaire Warren Buffett, who has said it’s unfair that his secretary pays a higher tax rate than he does. Emphasizing the point, Buffett’s secretary, Debbie Bosanek, attended the address in first lady Michelle Obama’s box. Obama made his appeal on the same day that Romney released some of his tax returns, showing he made more than $20 million in a single year and paid around 14 percent in taxes, largely because his wealth came from investments. In advance of Obama’s speech, Romney said, “Tonight will mark another chapter in the misguided policies of the last three years — and the failed leadership of one man.” Obama highlighted his national security successes — the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, the diminished strength of al-Qaida and the demise of Moammar Gadhafi. In hailing the men and women of the military, the commander in chief contrasted their cooperation and dedication with the divisions and acrimony in Washington. “At a time when too many of our institutions have let us down, they exceed all expectations,” Obama said. “They’re not consumed with personal ambition. They don’t obsess over their differences. They focus on the mission at hand. They work together. Imagine what we could accomplish if we followed their example.” Obama leaves Washington for a three-day tour of five states crucial to his re-election bid. Today he’ll visit Iowa and Arizona to promote ideas to boost American manufacturing; on Thursday in Nevada and Colorado he’ll discuss energy; and in Michigan on Friday he’ll talk about college affordability, education and training. He also addresses a conference of House Democrats focused on their own re-election in Cambridge, Md., on Friday. Polling shows Americans are divided about Obama’s overall job performance but unsatisfied with his handling of the economy. Biden was interviewed on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” NBC’s “Today” show and “CBS This Morning.” Cantor appeared on CBS and MSNBC.

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By ED GEBERT Times Bulletin Editor VAN WERT — The Heart Land Patriots hosted a candidate forum for local and state office-seekers Tuesday night at Trinity Friends Church and all six candidates for the two county commissioner positions appeared to share their stories and dreams. Each of the six gave an introduction and addressed the question of why he or she is the best candidate for the job. There were a few consistent themes among the candidates, including individual experience. In the first race, Kim Brandt and Bill Evans each touted experience in county government, while Todd Wolfrum and Phil Baxter emphasized personal experience. Brandt spoke about her own unique experiences and her perspective as a woman for the position. Wolfrum brought up his idea of trying to bring a college campus to Van Wert as a way to fight “brain drain” in the county. Evans talked about his farming background and sensibilities while Baxter shared his success in the business world. The second commissioner race between Stan Owens and Denzil Wortman showed the difference between Owens and his nearly 24 years of experience as Van Wert County Sheriff and his knowledge of county government with Wortman who spoke of bringing fresh, ideas to the county from people Times Bulletin/Ed Gebert who had not been involved in County Commissioner candidates Denzil Wortman and government previously. Many also talked about the Stan Owens speak with the crowd at Meet the Candidates 1,600-acre Van Wert Super Night sponsored by the Heart Land Patriots on Tuesday Site on the northeast side. night. Owens noted that after being somebody to fill that site, it District Tony Burkley; Bob briefed by Van Wert County probably won’t be Van Wert, Wallis who is challenging Economic Development Ohio any more. This will be Rep. Bob Latta for the U.S. Director Nancy Bowen, Honda of Van Wert or this 5th Congressional District “That site has possibilities if will be Caterpillar of Van seat; and Angela Snyder, we get our economy up and Wert or whoever takes that candidate for the Republican over because that is a big State Central Committee. rolling.” Meanwhile, Evans did not site. It will be a big company. sound as optimistic. After It won’t be Van Wert as we noting that some farmers are know it.” Also speaking at the forum unhappy that the site uses 1,600 acres of good farm were Republican candidate land, he said, “If we do find for the 82nd Ohio House


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COLUMBUS (AP) — Gov. John Kasich’s plan to move this year’s State of the State address away from the Ohio Capitol received the Legislature’s blessing on Tuesday, after some lawmakers in his own party balked at the idea. Kasich, a first-term Republican, wants to deliver his major policy address at an eastern Ohio elementary school, and not in Columbus. It will mark the first time the speech is delivered outside the Statehouse. The Ohio House narrowly agreed to the move, 52-42, with several of Kasich’s fellow Republicans opposed to the plan. Hours later, the GOP-led Senate voted 24-7 for the change. Kasich plans to deliver the address Feb. 7 at Wells Academy in Steubenville, a school acclaimed for its high test scores. He has defended the move as providing a boost to a neglected area. He argues that any additional public expense associated with changing the speech venue is worth it.

Report: Ohio improves teacher quality policy
By DAN SEWELL The Associated Press misleading or manipulated, and are concerned that watering down tenure allows targeting of older teachers. Republican Gov. John Kasich has made toughening teacher standards a priority in Ohio, although voters last year overwhelmingly repealed a new law that would have reduced the power of teachers’ and other public employees’ unions in collective bargaining. “We have made significant improvements in education this past year and we are pleased that our progress is being recognized, but we have a lot more work to do to ensure that our kids are adequately prepared to succeed once they enter the workforce,” said Kasich’s press secretary Rob Nichols. Ohio got its lowest grade, “D+,” in that area. The group

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says Ohio should screen teacher candidates for academic proficiency, ensure that elementary school teachers are qualified to teach mathematics and other core standards and improve special education teacher preparation. The only grade lower than in 2009 was in retaining effective teachers, a “C-.” from “C.” The group says teacher compensation relies on years of experience and on obtaining advanced degrees, and doesn’t ensure that professional development is matched with teacher evaluations. The report also praised teacher pensions for choices, fairness and portability, but said Ohio’s was significantly underfunded, leading to excessive contributions that could be used for other ways of attracting and retaining teachers.

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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

“A first-rate organizer is never in a hurry. He is never late. He always keeps up his sleeve a margin for the unexpected.” — Arnold Bennett, English poet, author and critic (1867-1931)

Romney’s pile of wealth could cause loud echo
By JACK GILLUM and STEPHEN BRAUN Associated Press tory. The White House also weighed in about tax fairness as President Barack Obama prepared for his State of the Union Address. Romney is hardly the only wealthy American seeking the presidency, though he’s on a level all his own. Republican rival Newt Gingrich, who had publicly pressed him to release his tax information, released his own return for 2010 last week. It revealed that Gingrich earned more than $3.1 million, mostly from $2.5 million paid by his companies, partnerships and investments, and paid just under $1 million in federal tax, a rate of about 31 percent. Obama and his wife, Michelle, reported income of $1.73 million last year, mostly from the books he’s written, and paid $453,770 in federal taxes. Romney’s tax returns showed he continues to profit from Bain Capital, the private equity firm he founded but no longer runs; from a Swiss bank account closed just as he launched his campaign and from new listings of investment funds set up overseas. Romney had long refused to disclose any federal tax returns, then hinted he would offer a single year’s return in April. Yet mounting criticism from his rivals and a hard loss

DEAR EDITOR: There still are good kids around. I started to clean off my walks when some young Boy Scouts came over from Waterworks Park and said they would do it for me. They were waiting to go on a weekend camping trip. Thanks boys. I hope you all had a good and safe weekend. Thanks again, Betty Osting

More veggies, whole grains in school lunch

One Year Ago • The St. John’s football team had a pretty good 2010: finishing 15-0 – its first unbeaten season since 1999 – and grabbing its sixth state title. The icing on the cake was Tuesday night’s ceremony in which the team was recognized for being ranked 45th in the nation in the sixth annual MaxPreps Tour of Champions presented by the Army National Guard. 25 Years Ago — 1987 • Jeff Glaze, son of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Glaze of Spencerville, will receive the rank of Eagle Scout. He is a member of Spencerville Boy Scout Troop 2. Glaze will be honored at an Eagle Scout Court of Honor Jan. 25 at the Veterans of Foreign Wars hall, Spencerville. • “We played all right, but they played a perfect game,” said Jefferson Coach Frank Minnig after the Wildcats lost to a solid Crestview team 85-59. In the fourth period, a pair of Jeff Hartsock’s jumpers and two Ryan McClure’s free throws closed the gap to 67-53. But Jefferson would get no closer, being outscored the rest of the way by an 18-6 margin. • Bridgit Ertl is an exchange student resident with the George Verhoff family in Columbus Grove where she is a junior in the high school. Members of the Verhoff family are Nick, an eighth grade student, and Anne, a junior, and parents George and Johneen Verhoff. Bridgit is from Munich, West Germany. 50 Years Ago — 1962 • Gomer will hold its 50th annual Community Institute on Jan. 30-31 in the Gomer High School gymnasium. The first session will get underway on Tuesday with audience participation in well known songs. Violin and piano selections will be presented by Jennie Clevenger, Roger Brenneman and Margaret Brenneman. T. W. Lloyd, a member of the executive committee 50 years ago, will be serving as master of ceremonies. • Approximately 300 Delphos and area persons attended the annual Catholic Daughters of America sponsored Library benefit card party held Tuesday in the Knights of Columbus club rooms on Elida Avenue. All proceeds from the party go towards the purchase of books for the Delphos Public Library and for St. John’s school library. • The Delphos Do-Pass-O’s, western square dance club, will hold a dance Jan. 27 in the K of P Hall here. Buzz Gratz of Bluffton, Ohio, will be the guest caller. Committee members for the dance include Mr. and Mrs. Byron Sybert and Mr. and Mrs. Cletus Hickey. 75 Years Ago — 1937 • According to word received from Louisville, Ky., several former local residents have been compelled to vacate their homes because of the flood. Mr. and Mrs. Burl Stirn and son, John, were forced to leave their home Friday. Mr. and Mrs. J. Paul Raabe left their home Saturday. Adelia Wehinger is out of the flood area. Mr. and Mrs. Fredric Faye were still in their home Saturday but the water was two blocks away at that time. • A movement is underway in Delphos to increase interest in bowling. Louis Rimer, proprietor of the Recreation Club, is sponsoring the movement. Delphos was one of the bowling centers of this area in former years. Many fine teams were turned out at the old Royal alleys and Delphos teams made good showings at many bowling tournaments in the state and nationally. • Delphos St. John’s High cagers were defeated in a hardfought game with Toledo Central High played at St. John’s auditorium this past Sunday afternoon. The Blue and Gold, however, made a fine showing and had the visitors worried. The final score was 33 to 28. The Delphos boys wore their new uniforms for the first time and presented a fine appearance.


WASHINGTON (AP) — Schoolchildren’s favorite lunch — the ubiquitous frozen pizza — is about to get healthier. First Lady Michelle Obama and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack are expected to announce today that most school meals, including pizza, will have less sodium, more whole grains and more fruits and vegetables as sides. The popular pizzas will still be on school lunch lines but made with healthier ingredients. Mrs. Obama and Vilsack were making the announcement at an elementary school in Alexandria, Va., with celebrity chef Rachael Ray. The new rules, the first major nutritional overhaul of school meals in 15 years, won’t be as aggressive as the Obama administration had hoped. Congress last year blocked the Agriculture Department from making some changes the department had sought, including limiting french fries and pizzas. A bill passed in November would require USDA to allow tomato paste on pizzas to be counted as a vegetable, as it is now. The first draft of the guidelines, from a year ago, would have prevented that. Congress blocked USDA from limiting servings of potatoes to two servings a week. The final rule to be announced today will have to incorporate those directions from Congress. The congressional changes had been requested by potato growers and food companies that produce frozen pizzas for schools, among others in the food industry. Conservatives in Congress called the guidelines an overreach, saying government shouldn’t tell children what to eat. School districts had objected to some of the requirements, saying they go too far and would cost too much. WASHINGTON — When it comes to Newt Gingrich’s post-speaker activities on the Hill, it all depends on what your definition of “lobbying” is. In Monday’s debate, Mitt Romney charged Gingrich with “influence peddling.” But Gingrich insists that he was merely working as a historian when he collected $1.6 million from Freddie Mac over a six-year period. Which in some version of reality could be true. Broadly speaking, a historian who is hired to dig ditches is still a historian. But, strictly speaking, Gingrich did sign a contract with the mortgage giant at a time when Republicans wanted to end its special status as a government-backed private entity. And, he was a cheerleader for Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, according to political action committee donors who heard him speak in 2007 before he became a critic insisting that others who backed the mortgage companies should be jailed. Under pressure from the Romney campaign, Gingrich’s consulting firm released a copy of one year of its contract with Freddie Mac, which leaves another five years unaccounted for and only shows earnings of $300,000. That leaves a significant time gap and a chunk of change, but the operative question is whether Gingrich acted as a lobbyist for the company. The question is cru-

WASHINGTON — Mitt Romney’s tax returns tell the tale: Yes, he’s rich — really rich. His returns, spanning more than 500 pages and released under political pressure Tuesday, represent an extraordinary financial accounting of one of the wealthiest U.S. presidential candidates in generations, with his annual income topping $20 million. It remains unclear how the details of Romney’s fortune will play among American workers, who on average earn less in a lifetime than Romney paid in taxes in 2010 alone. Meanwhile, the typical taxpayer pays a similar share of his income to Uncle Sam as he does, roughly 15 percent. Romney’s returns — which include a 2011 tax estimate — spilled out new details of his holdings, tax strategies and charitable donations. Romney paid about $3 million in federal income taxes in 2010, having earned more than seven times that from his investments. The documents quickly became fodder for his opponents, with Democrats chiding the former Massachusetts governor for not disclosing more about his financial hisBy ALAN FRAM Associated Press

Indiana governor offers GOP rebuttal
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has resorted to “extremism” with stifling, anti-growth policies and sought to divide Americans, not unite them, Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels said Tuesday in the formal Republican response to the president’s State of the Union address. Eight months after deciding against a bid for his party’s presidential nomination, Daniels used his nationally televised speech to lash out at Obama and cast the GOP as compassionate and eager to unchain the country’s economic potential. He took particular aim at Obama’s efforts to raise taxes on the rich and castigate them for not contributing their fair share to the nation’s burdens. He and other Republicans were hoping to both blunt and shift the focus away from Obama’s theme on Tuesday of fairness, which included protecting the middle class and making sure the rich pay an equitable share of taxes. “No feature of the Obama presidency has been sadder than its constant effort to divide us, to curry favor with some Americans by castigating others,” Daniels said, speaking from Indianapolis. “As in previous moments of national danger, we Americans are all in the same boat.” Top congressional Republicans took aim at Obama’s proposed tax increases, which included making sure millionaire earners pay at least a 30 percent tax rate, and a refusal to change course. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., called Obama’s address “a campaign speech designed to please his liberal base,” and warned that he should keep legislation advancing his priorities “free from poison pills like tax hikes on job creators.” “Despite the president’s rhetoric of fairness, the reality is his tax hikes would hit small businesses on the chin,” said Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch, top Republican on the Senate Finance Committee. Daniels is a rarity in the GOP these days — a uniting and widely respected figure, contrasting with the divisiveness emanating from the contest for the presidential nomination being waged among former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and others.

in last week’s South Carolina primary forced his hand. “Governor Romney has paid 100 percent of what he owes,” said Benjamin Ginsberg, the campaign’s legal counsel. Ginsberg and other advisers said Romney did not use any aggressive tax strategies to help reduce or defer his tax income. For 2011, Romney will pay about $3.2 million with an effective tax rate of about 15.4 percent, the campaign said. Those returns haven’t been filed yet with the Internal Revenue Service. In total, he would pay more than $6.2 million in taxes on $45 million in income over the past two years, his campaign said. Romney had been cast by his GOP opponents as a wealthy businessman who earned lucrative payouts from his investments while Bain slashed jobs in the private sector. Romney concedes that some companies Bain invested in were unsuccessful but says others created large numbers of jobs. As for his own tax payments, he said in Monday night’s debate in Tampa, “I pay all the taxes that are legally required and not a dollar more. ... I don’t think you want someone as the candidate for president who pays more taxes than he owes.” Daniels, President George W. Bush’s first budget chief and a two-term Indiana governor, rails against wasteful spending big budget deficits, though critics note he served during the abrupt shift from fleeting federal surpluses to massive deficits early in Bush’s term. “When President Obama claims that the state of our union is anything but grave, he must know in his heart that this is not true,” Daniels said. He added that while Obama did not cause the country’s economic and budget problems, “He was elected on a promise to fix them, and he cannot claim that the last three years have made things anything but worse.” The night’s rhetoric come at the dawn of a presidential and congressional election year in which the defining issues are the faltering economy and weak job market and the parties’ clashing prescriptions for restoring both. Obama and congressional Democrats have focused on the more populist pathway of financing federal initiatives by taxing millionaires, while Republicans preach the virtues of less regulation and smaller government. own annual report to shareholders listed Gingrich under “public-policy activities,” which, the company added, “are often referred to as lobbying.” He also personally urged GOP congressmen to support the $395 billion Medicare prescription drug benefit, according to, among others, Rep. Jeff Flake and former Reps. Jeff Bradley and Butch Otter. Gingrich is unapologetic for supporting the Medicare benefit, especially while campaigning in Florida where an appreciative elderly population is otherwise known as a significant voting bloc. And it was, after all, a Republican initiative under President George W. Bush, even though many conservatives opposed it then as now. Gingrich has insisted that throughout these dealings he was merely acting as a private concerned citizen, chatting up his colleagues about issues of mutual interest. This may well be the case, even within the legal definition of “lobbying,” but most people don’t get paid millions to shoot the bull over massively lucrative legislative initiatives. For Gingrich in Wonderland, as Humpty Dumpty explained to Alice, “When I use a word, it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less.” Kathleen Parker’s email address is kathleenparker@

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cial to the issue of character because the American people and congressmen deserve to know whether someone is being paid to advocate for a position. A lobbyist for Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae whose tenure overlapped with Gingrich’s told me on background that both signed the same contract. This person immediately registered as a lobbyist and said that Gingrich was clearly exerting his influence, though he may have been able to maintain a legal, if not entirely ethical, distance from the definition of “lobbying.” The law is very specific about what constitutes “lobbying,” having to do with, among other things, the number of times one meets with legislators and/or how many times one speaks to a particular group. If you come just under that number, then you’re technically within legal bounds. Gingrich was familiar with relevant law, as one might imagine, and in 2000 even hired the co-author of a legal text on lobbying to advise him. He didn’t want to step over the line, clearly, and may not have. But it

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is fair to ask whether such line-walking is appropriately transparent and forthright for a presidential candidate. If you only meet once with a high-level government official to advance a position for which you are being paid, does anyone really believe that’s not lobbying? Gingrich’s claim to have been hired as a historian, meanwhile, is a hard sell when no such role exists. It is also a stretch for him to present himself as an anti-establishment, Reaganconservative rebel when he is raking in money for his association with companies, some of whose interests are anything but conservative. Yet another mother lode for Gingrich has been the health care industry. Various companies paid Gingrich $55 million between 2001 and 2010, according to Bloomberg News. When asked what the companies received in return, Gingrich told The Washington Post that they got to visit with “a really important guy who really knows a lot and who really has lots of information.” That person would be Gingrich’s Holy Trinity — Me, Myself and I. Gingrich also earned more than a million from drugmaker Novo Nordisk, reportedly to help expand the U.S. market for its diabetes treatment. Again, there’s nothing wrong with this as long as Gingrich was honest about his role with the company. The company’s

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

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Daughter Susan more comfortable in barn
BY LOVINA EICHER This has been a different winter so far weather-wise. We had another snowstorm during the past week, but then as quickly as it snowed, it warmed back up. Now it rained during the night and the temperature is up to 45. We also had some thunder and lightning while we slept. The snow is mostly gone except in the ditches and where it was piled up. Some men have been ice fishing but it has not been possible for most of the winter due to the warmth. Joe hasn’t been able to go yet, but he is eager to do so. Hopefully it will turn colder again so he can. One up side, with the warmer temperatures it takes less coal to heat the house. I like when the ground stays frozen so the house doesn’t get tracked up with mud so much. It always seems like snow makes a brighter world during the winter. Saturday Joe and the boys went to help Elizabeth’s friend Timothy cut up some trees. Timothy’s brother and nephews were also helping. Sounds like they got a lot accomplished. Joe likes doing outdoor work like cutting up wood. Meanwhile, here at home, the girls did the cleaning and folding the laundry from the day before’s wash. While the girls were doing that, I baked apple and custard pies and Verena baked an apple dump cake. She brought one home from school that she made in cooking class. She will write down the recipe and I will share it with you readers in a future column. Everyone seemed to like it so Verena doubled the recipe. On Sunday we went to Emma and Jacob’s house for a delicious dinner. We enjoyed barbecued baked ribs, scalloped potatoes, baked beans, cottage cheese, Cole slaw, and sliced cheese, hot peppers, homemade vanilla ice cream, chocolate cake and apple and custard pie. She put the ribs single layer in a baking pan, seasoned them with salt and pepper and barbecue sauce and baked thrm. Joe, Jacob and the boys froze two 2-gallon cans of homemade vanilla ice cream while we were preparing dinner. Homemade ice cream is always a favorite for us. The children spent a lot of the afternoon outside playing in the snow. The rest of us played games after the dishes were washed and away. It seems like it doesn’t take long to get the dishes washed when everyone pitches in to help. We started for home around 5 p.m. The boys did the evening chores and Joe fueled the stove for the night. We only had snacks as everyone said they weren’t hungry for supper after the big noon dinner at Jacob’s. We all retired early for the night as Joe had to start a new week at the factory and the children back to school. Tomorrow, Jan. 24, daughter Susan will have her 16th birthday. Seems hard to believe she has reached that age. Where has the time gone to so fast? Susan enjoys outdoor work, and she loves horses and enjoys training ponies. She would rather go clean out the barn than do housework. She does like to bake, though, but I am still trying to get her to sew. I always tease her that I’ll move the sewing machine out to the barn if it would make sew-


UNOH names dean’s list
The University of Northwestern Ohio is proud to acknowledge its President’s List for Fall Quarter 2011 for students in the College of Business. The following full-time students received a grade point average of 4.0: Delphos Laurie Meyer Dustin Moenter Elida Katie Pfenning Fort Jennings Patricia Hipsher Amanda Maye Dawn Murphy Fort Jennings Taylor VanGrootheest Kalida Matt Warnecke Ottoville Christopher Plescher Venedocia Alex Smith The following part-time students received a grade point average of 3.5 or better: Delphos William Kramer Ann Meiring Kendra Norbeck Lori Silette Kelli Wannemacher Margaret Young Bethany Fricke Amanda Fricke


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TODAY 6 p.m. — Shepherds of Christ Associates meet in the St. John’s Chapel. 7 p.m. — Bingo at St. John’s Little Theatre. THURSDAY 9-11 a.m. — The Delphos Canal Commission Museum, 241 N. Main St., is open. 11:30 a.m. — Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff Street. 5-7 p.m. — The Interfaith Thrift Shop is open for shopping. 7:30 p.m. — American Legion Post 268, 415 N. State St. FRIDAY 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 1-3 p.m. — The Delphos Canal Commission Museum, 241 N. Main St., is open. 5 p.m. — Delphos Coon and Sportsman’s Club hosts a chicken fry. 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. MONDAY 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. — Ottoville Branch Library is open. 11:30 a.m. — Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff Street. 7 p.m. — Ottoville village council meets at the municipal building. Marion Township Trustees meet at the township house. 7:30 p.m. — Delphos Eagles Aerie 471 meets at the Eagles Lodge. TUESDAY 11:30 a.m. — Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff Street. 7:30 p.m. — Alcoholics Anonymous, First Presbyterian Church, 310 W. Second St. WEDNESDAY 9 a.m. - noon — Putnam County Museum is open, 202 E. Main St., Kalida. 11:30 a.m. — Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff Street. 11:45 a.m. — Rotary Club meets at the Delphos Eagles Lodge, 1600 E. Fifth St. 6 p.m. — Shepherds of Christ Associates meet in the St. John’s Chapel. 6:30 p.m. — Delphos Kiwanis Club meets at the Eagles Lodge, 1600 E. Fifth St. 7 p.m. — Bingo at St. John’s Little Theatre. Delphos Civil Service Commission meets at Municipal Building. THURSDAY 9-11 a.m. — The Delphos Canal Commission Museum, 241 N. Main St., is open. 11:30 a.m. — Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff Street. 5-7 p.m. — The Interfaith Thrift Shop is open for shopping. 6:30 p.m. — Delphos Ladies Club, Trinity United Methodist Church. 7 p.m. — Delphos Emergency Medical Service meeting, EMS building, Second Street. Please notify the Delphos Herald at 419-695-0015 if there are any corrections or additions to the Coming Events column.

ing more enjoyable for her with the horses close by. It is good that we don’t all have the same interests or talents otherwise life would be less interesting. When I need a horse harnessed so I can go run some errands, she is always volunteering to help go get it ready. We wish her a happy 16th birthday and many, many more happy years.

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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Boggs, ’Cats jump on top quickly Lady Bulldogs get for easy win over Wayne Trace last-second win
having the chance to find and White had 15 turnovers. one and 11-5 at the halftime other players to share more of In fact, the visitors shot a break before the lady Raiders the burden was a key part of solid 20-of-40 from 2-point dominated the second half. this victory. range (50%) and 2-of-6 from Wayne Trace rallied to “We were able to get a beyond the arc (33.3%). They grab a 17-13 advantage at the HAVILAND — Visiting lot of contributions from our were 50 percent at the free- end of three periods before Delphos Jefferson forced host bench tonight as well as the throw line (8-of-16). settling on the victory. Wayne Trace into nine first- starters,” continued Hoffman. Beside those 26 miscues, Sophomore Makayla quarter turnovers in taking a Wayne Trace the Lady Raiders, who Binkley led Jefferson 16-4 lead before cruistrailed 28-8 fell to 7-6, with six points, while ing from that point at the intershot a chilly classmate Lindsay forward in a 54-40 mission and, 16-of-46 from Deuel picked up eight girls basketball vicalthough they 2-point range rebounds. tory on Tuesday night did get it to a (34.8%) — Sylvia Young buckat Wayne Trace High 12-point defi1-of-8 from eted nine markers for School. cit, the local long range the Lady Raiders. Senior Kennedy squad would (12.5%) — Both teams return to Boggs paced the get no closer. and 5-of-9 action in their respecWildcat attack with W a y n e on free shots tive leagues Thursday 27 points on the night, Trace coach (55.6%). night (6 p.m. junior varBoggs Gilden along with four steals, Lewis Greg Davis Lauren sity) as Jefferson hosts five assists and four saw a seasonSpeice led the Paulding (Northwest rebounds. long issue remain against the Lady Raiders with 11 markers, Conference) and Wayne Trace Jefferson mentor Dave pressure defense of Delphos. while Sarah Feasby chipped in at home versus Tinora (Green Hoffman felt it was that “Turnovers were again a 10 points. Feasby and Speice Meadows Conference). good start that gave his Lady big problem,” commented each had 10 rebounds as well JEFFERSON (54) Samantha Thitoff 2-0-0-4, Wildcats all the momentum to Davis. “You can’t have 26 as the hosts outrebounded the Courtney Lewis 2-0-1-5, Kennedy carry on the rest of the night. turnovers and compete with visitors 41-27. Rylee Zartman Boggs 9-2-3-27, Rileigh Stockwell 2-0“I thought we came out and good basketball teams. We also had a solid contest with 0-4, Gabrielle Pimpas 1-0-1-3, Megan did a nice job of taking care have to improve at taking care six points, seven rebounds and Gilden 2-0-3-7, Elizabeth Schosker 2-0-0-4. Totals 20-2-8/16-54. of the ball and looking up the of the basketball and work on a pair of steals. WAYNE TRACE (40) Krystal Wannemacher floor,” commented Hoffman. getting better.” Davis also noted the impor- Rylee Zartman 3-0-0-6, Kari2-0-1-5, Myers The Wildcats, who move The big night from Boggs tant of the good start by the 1-1-0-5, Becca Habern 1-0-0-2, Lauren to 9-5 on the season, posted a was not the only key element Wildcats and his own crew’s Speice 5-0-1-11, Ashley Saylor 0-01-1, Sarah Feasby 4-0-2-10. Totals 16-4 edge after one quarter. of the Lady Wildcat attack. poor one. 16-1-5/9-40. A Lady Raider basket Fellow senior Courtney “We didn’t get off to a good Score by Quarters: 16 12 15 11 - 54 made it 16-6 early in the sec- Lewis, despite only scoring start tonight and you can’t dig Jefferson 4 12 20 40 ond stanza. From that point five markers, contributed in holes like that,” Davis men- Wayne Trace 4goals: Jefferson - 2-6 Three-point forward, the Lady Wildcats other ways by recording seven tioned. (Boggs 2), Wayne Trace 1-8 (Myers). Assists - Jefferson 15 (Lewis 7), finished out the half with a assists and four steals, with Wayne Trace recorded a 10 (Wannemacher 4). 12-2 run that made it 28-8, senior Megan Gilden chipped 28-14 win over the Wildcats Wayne TraceJefferson 20 (Boggs 5), Steals Wayne Trace 13 (Wannemacher 5). Wildcats, at the break. in seven markers and a like in the junior varsity contest. Junior Varsity - Wayne Trace 28, According to Hoffman, number of caroms. The Red Lady Wildcats led 4-0 after Jefferson 14
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By Kevin Wannemacher

Kelsey Von Lehmden of Fort Jennings slides inside a Columbus Grove player for a shot attempt Monday night at The Fort. The visiting Lady Bulldogs got a late basket to grab a 1-point PCL triumph.

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with just under five minutes left in the half. Senior Ben KALIDA — Going into Schroeder had a pair of basTuesday night’s game against kets for the Wildcats, including Van Wert, Kalida knew their one off an offensive rebound, big guys would have to have while Utendorf had a free a night to come away with a throw and Roebke chipped in with a basket. Reggie Phillips win. What the Wildcats were briefly halted the run with a hoping for was to use their basket before two baskets by Horstman down low physical size to offset pushed the Wildcat lead the perimeter game of to 28-16. Putbacks by the Cougars. It was a Myers and Horstman game plan that worked ended the first-half a lot better than Kalida scoring as Kalida had a coach Dick Kortokrax 30-18 halftime lead. thought it would. “We knew they had Getting the ball a heck of a perimeter down low to their bigs game and we felt the and mixing in some only way we could comoutside shooting, the pete against them was Wildcats were able to Horstman to beat their pressure so do what they wanted in a 61-40 non-league boys bas- we could get down and use our ketball win over the Cougars big guys,” Kortokrax said. “It absolutely worked better than in Kalida. Kalida is now 8-4 on the I thought it would. They have season, while the Cougars some athletic kids and blocked some of our shots but at the dropped to 9-3 on the season. Despite the lopsided nature same time we just kept going of the score, the Cougars at them and going at them and played well early, holding a eventually we did wear them 7-4 lead after a 3-pointer by down.” Not only did the Wildcats’ Jacob Myers. That’s when Kalida turned the game around inside presence cause probas they were able to get out in lems for the Cougars but their transition and use a 9-0 run to matchup zone was effective as Van Wert was never able to take the lead for good. Senior Austin Roebke start- get into a rhythm offensively. ed the run with a pair of free Although the Cougars were throws that was followed by able to sneak inside the zone baskets from Paul Utendorf for a couple of baskets, they and Austin Horstman. The 6-3 were never able to get any of Roebke ended the run with a their outside shooters on a roll 3-pointer that had the Wildcats to offset the Wildcats’ zone. “We basically took their in front 13-7. A basket by the Cougars’ Reggie Phillips had outside game away from them,” his team down 13-9 after eight Kortokrax said. “I thought the second half, they lost some of minutes. The second quarter started their composure and I don’t with the two teams trading think I’ve ever seen that from baskets as Kalida was lead- a (Van Wert coach) Dave ing 17-14 after a 3-pointer by Froelich team. They were so Van Wert’s A.J. Smith. At that frustrated because they didn’t point, Kalida went on a 7-0 have anything going for them run that pushed its lead to 10 and a couple of their kids got

Kalida bigs rule Cougars in boys action
By Charlie Warnimont
into foul trouble (Myers and Hurless) and that took away a couple of their leaders and that made it easier for us to accomplish what we wanted to do.” “Things just really snowballed on us,” Froelich said. “We had no answer physically for them. We tried to sit down and when they can go big at three spots, we struggled to contain that. We got into some foul trouble, then we really shot so poorly. We are a better shooting team than what we showed tonight. I think the fact they were beating on us just affected us mentality and took us out of our rhythm.” Van Wert was only 18-of40 from the field Tuesday night, which included a 4-of14 effort from 3-point range. Meanwhile, Kalida was 27-of49 from the field as many of their shots were within 10 feet of the basket. The Wildcats took four 3-pointers and made three of them. One of the Wildcats 3-pointers came at the start of the third quarter as Utendorf pushed the Kalida lead to 15 at 33-18. Van Wert scored the next six points as Chadd Phillips had two baskets and Reggie Phillips scored. Despite the mini-run, the Cougars were never able to get enough of them as Kalida outscored them 15-7 the rest of the quarter to take a 17-point lead to the fourth quarter. The start of the fourth quarter showcased the success of Kalida for the game and the frustrations of Van Wert as Schroeder scored two baskets for the Wildcats on layups after getting long passes from the Wildcat guards for the easy scores. “Our big guys played really well tonight,” Kortokrax added. “Roebke got us started with a good first quarter and Horstman came off the bench and played

really well. We had to take care of the basketball and get it down to the 20-foot mark where we could take advantage of our strengths. That was a credit to our perimeter people as they took good care of the ball against their pressure. We basically had the total game tonight. We played good ‘D’, we took care of the boards, took care of the ball and scored. That makes it a good night.” Horstman had a doubledouble for the Wildcats with 19 points and 14 rebounds. Roebke finished with 11 and Utendorf finished with 10. “It was a struggled all the way through for us,” Froelich added. “They are a good team, that decided to come to play tonight. They just beat us up at every position. We had no answer; I didn’t know what to do. We just kind of looked at each other. We wanted to go but couldn’t and that kind of limited us. When you are taking the ball out of the net, it’s hard to get into a transition game.” Smith led Cougars with nine points and Myers had seven. Van Wert’s junior varsity team picked up another win Tuesday night as they defeated Kalida 39-16. Van Wert visits Celina Friday, while Kalida is at Leipsic Saturday.
Van Wert 18-40 0-8 40: C. Phillips 2-0-4; Smith 3-0-9; Keber 0-0-0; Hurless 3-0-6; Myers 30-7; R. Phillips 3-0-6; Markward 0-0-0; Wolford 1-0-2; Moonshower 3-0-6. Kalida 27-49 6-9 61: Utendorf 4-1-10; Unverferth 2-0-5; Stechschulte 4-0-8; T. Kortokrax 0-0-0; Schroeder 4-0-8; Roebke 3-4-11; N. Kortokrax 0-0-0; Horstman 9-1-19; Mathew 0-00; Langhals 0-0-0. Score by Quarters: Van Wert 9 9 13 9 - 40 Kalida 13 17 18 13 - 61 Three-point goals: Van Wert 4-14 (Smith 3, Myers); Kalida 3-4 (Utendorf, Unverferth, Roebke). Rebounds: Van Wert 21, Kalida 31 (Horstman 14). Junior Varsity: Van Wert 39-16.

Craft-led Eagles defeat LadyCats Monday night
By BOB WEBER The Delphos Herald KALIDA — Ohio-State bound senior Caitie Craft’s 27 points helped lead her secondranked (Division III) Lady Eagles of Liberty-Benton to a hard-fought 47-35 win over the Kalida Lady Wildcats Monday night in Kalida. The first half was dominated by both teams committing many turnovers, especially from the Lady Wildcats who committed 17 turnovers (23 for the game) as well as the Lady Eagles chipping in with eight (16 overall) for the first half. Coach Adam Huber of the Lady Wildcats has battle this before: “It’s been our problem all year (turnovers and clutch foul shooting). We shoot ourselves in the leg and then find ourselves needing to battle back to get into the game.” Both teams also struggled shooting the ball as the Lady Wildcats were 5-15 (33.3%) from the field and 2-8 (25%) from the foul line. Liberty-Benton outscored the Wildcats 12-6 in the first quarter and 9-6 in the second to push the lead to 21-12 at the break. The Eagles finished the half 9-23 (39%) from the field (3-10 from beyond the arc). The Lady Eagles were able to extend their lead to 32-19 at the end of three behind the 1-2 punch of the 5-8 Craft and 5-7 junior Rachel Myers (10 points). Lady Wildcat 5-10 senior Brandi Merschman helped the home team stay close with her team-high nine points, along with fellow senior Nicole Kaufman’s nine. The fourth quarter saw the Lady Wildcats give the stateranked Eagles all they wanted. Behind some clutch 3-point shooting from Kaufman, junior Julia Vandemark and senior Alexis Wurth (5-12 for the second half), the Wildcats roared back to only trail 37-31 with 2:51 to play. Coach Huber sensed the opportunity: “We had it down to six points and our best foul shooter on the line — if we could have just got over the hump and made it a 1-possession contest.” However, with a LibertyBenton timeout, it became Craft time for the Eagles. The Wildcats were forced to foul and the Eagles responded by having a great night at the stripe, finishing 14-16 (88%) for the game and Craft adding to her team-high 27 points by going 11-11 from the stripe. Craft’s performance did not surprise Huber: “Don’t take anything away from the Eagles; they’re really good. When you have players like Craft and Myers, there’s a reason why they’re number two in the state. Big players at big times step up their play and Craft sure did that tonight.” Coach Huber could only say great things about his team as well: “I’m so proud of my girls tonight for competing for 32 minutes. We stressed in the locker room before the game that we were going to need to take advantage of all the opportunities given to us. Tonight, we forced them into more turnovers than they’re used to but we were unable to capitalize on them.” The Eagles (13-0) travel to Van Buren for their next game Thursday night. The Lady Wildcats (7-7) will entertain Miller City in a Putnam County League

matchup Saturday. In the JV contest, the Lady Wildcats came away with a 25-24 win.
VARSITY Liberty-Benton (47) Rachel Myers 3-1-2-1-10, Caitie Craft 8-0-11-11-27, Katie Simon 1-10-0-5, Carrie Reynolds 0-1-0-0-3, Marisa Burkett 0-0-3-2-2, S. Rhodes 0-0-0-0, S. Stuck 0-0-0-0. Totals 12/28-3/14-14/16-47. Kalida (35) Summer Holtkamp 0-0-3-1-1, Julia Vandemark 0-1-5-2-5, Nicole Kaufman 1-2-3-1-9, Alexis Wurth 1-2-0-0-8, Brandi Merschman 4-0-2-1-9, Amy Smith 0-0-61-1, Haley McIntyre 1-0-1-0-2, Kaylyn Verhoff 0-0-0-0, Elizabeth Turnwald 0-0-0-0, Jackie Gardner 0-0-0-0. Totals 7/23-5/14-6/20-35. Score by Quarters: Liberty Benton 12-9-11-15=47 Kalida 6-6- 7-16=35 Three-point goals: Liberty-Benton, Myers, Simon, Reynolds; Kalida, Kaufman 2, Wurth 2, Vandemark. Rebounds: LB , Kalida 28. --JV Liberty-Benton (24) Sydney Stuck 3-0-0-0-6, Kayla Trevino 2-1-2-0-7, Lauren Kotey 1-0-0-0-2, Tonee Weaver 3-1-0-0-9. Totals 9-2-2-0-24. Kalida (25) Makenna Vorst 1-0-0-0-2, Kennedy Hoffman 0-0-2-1-1, Elizabeth Turnwald 2-0-2-0-4, Katelyn Kortokrax 3-0-0-0-6, Kylie Siebeneck 1-0-0-02, Jackie Gardner 0-2-0-0-6, Katie Schmitz 2-0-0-0-4. Totals 9-2-4-1-25. Score by Quarters: Liberty Benton 2-5-4-13-24 Kalida 4-7-6- 8-25 Three-point goals: Liberty-Benton, Trevino, Weaver; Kalida, Gardner 2.

FORT JENNINGS — Columbus Grove junior Breanne Halker hit a 15-foot jump shot with 3.8 seconds left to give the Lady Bulldogs a 46-45 victory over host Fort Jennings Monday night in a Putnam County League girls cage encounter. The Musketeers (4-10, 2-3 PCL) either were tied or led the entire first 24 minutes. The Musketeers led 31-28 entering the fourth period in a matchup that saw the biggest lead of eight and the finale was the closest of all. The lead was up for grabs the entire eight minutes, with Fort Jennings’ senior Morgan Schroeder (11 counters) leading their effort with four points and the Bulldogs’ Halker, senior Anna Ricker (11 counters, 7 boards, 5 assists) and junior Renee Karhoff (7 caroms) netting four each. The Bulldogs took advantage of 8-of-11 shooting in the period (18-of-39 overall, 4-of-12 downtown, for 46.2%) and the Musketeers couldn’t hit from the free-throw line in the period (4-of-11) nor the game (6-of-17 for 35.3%), fouling out senior Nikki Stechschulte at 2:55. It cost them. After Karhoff tied it at 44 with a basket with 30 ticks left, Schroeder hit the 1st-of-2 free throws with 19.2 ticks remaining for a 1-point edge but senior Kelsey Von Lehmden (11 counters, 5 caroms) got the offensive board and they called time with 15.4 ticks to go. The Bulldogs fouled junior Macy Schroeder (12 counters, 5 thefts) but she missed both free throws with 12.9 seconds to go and Karhoff got the carom. The Bulldogs chose not to call timeout and Ricker brought the ball up the court quickly. The defense moved to stop her and she dished to the left wing to Halker, whose 15-footer just got over a defender and found the bottom of the net with just under four ticks left. Jennings got a stoppage at 2.6 seconds but having to go the length of the court, all they could manage was a last-gasp 3/4-court heave by Morgan Schroeder that fell well short as time expired. “We defended pretty well all night. We defended that last play pretty well, too,” Musketeer coach Matt Myerholtz noted. “We wanted to get the ball out of Ricker’s hand and make someone else beat us. We even defended the last shot well; I think a defender got a finger on the ball. She just made a great shot.” It almost didn’t come to be, according to Grove coach Chad Ricker. “I was so close to calling timeout but decided against it. Many times, it’s better to get a defense in transition and get a better shot,” he explained. “We had the ball in our best ballhandler’s hands and they forced her to give it; she made a great pass to the wing. Breanne was under duress; she made a great shot.” The Musketeers used a solid man-to-man defense that they extended full-court to great effect. They forced six turnovers in the first canto (16 overall) but turned it over six times themselves (15). The teams also combined for 6-of-14 shooting (each 3-of7). The hosts led 9-2 midway through the period on a deuce

VARSITY COLUMBUS GROVE (46) Breanne Halker 4-0-8, Sydney McCluer 1-0-2, Anna Ricker 3-511, Brooke Brubaker 2-0-6, Nikki Stechschulte 3-1-7, Katelyn Scott 3-210, Cece Utendorf 0-0-0, Renee Karhoff 2-0-4. Totals 14-4-8/10-46. FORT JENNINGS (45) Kaitlin Stechschulte 3-0-6, Morgan Schroeder 5-1-11, Macy Schroeder 5-112, Kelsey Von Lehmden 4-3-11, Ashley Gable 1-0-2, Cassie Lindeman 1-1-3, Gabbie German 0-0-0, Gina Stechschulte 0-0-0. Totals 18-1-6/17-45. Score by Quarters: Col. Grove 7 10 11 18 - 46 Fort Jennings 9 12 10 14 - 45 Three-point goals: Columbus Grove, Brubaker 2, Scott; Fort Jennings, Macy Schroeder. ----JUNIOR VARSITY COLUMBUS GROVE (26) Annie Schramm 0-0-0, Tessa Diller 0-1-1, Megan Verhoff 2-0-4, Meghan Schroeder 0-1-1, Hope Schroeder 0-00, Sammi Stechschulte 4-0-9, Rachel Schumacher 1-1-3, Aubrey Fruchey 1-02, Juanita Mata 0-0-0, Danielle Schramm 2-2-6, Charlotte Hardner 0-0-0, Becca Endicott 0-0-0. Totals 9-1-5.14-26. FORT JENNINGS (13) Min Metcalfe 0-0-0, Nicole Ricker 0-0-0, Keri Eickholt 0-1-1, Alyssa Schimmoeller 2-0-5, Hannah Clay 0-00, Marisa Good 1-0-2, Erin Osting 1-2-4, Gabby Clippinger 0-1-1, Emily Kehres 0-0-0, Alyssa Louth 0-0-0, Jenna Calvelage 0-0-0, Kelsey Klausing 0-0-0. Totals 3-1-4/6-13. Score by Quarters: Col. Grove 6 8 6 6 - 26 Fort Jennings 2 2 5 4 - 13 Three-point goals: Columbus Grove, Stechschulte; Fort Jennings, Schimmoeller.

by junior Kaitlin Stechschulte but the Bulldogs then mixed in a 2-3 zone that seemed to slow down the hosts. They scored five straight in the last 1:52: a 3-point play by Ricker at 1:52 and a deuce by N. Stechschulte (7 points, 5 boards) with a minute left to get within 9-7. A deuce by Halker early in the second tied the score but they could not get the lead at that point. There was one more tie and the Musketeers held the biggest lead of the period of four three times, the last at 21-17 on a basket by sophomore Cassie Lindeman with 10 ticks left. The Musketeers seized the momentum into the third period, grabbing the biggest lead of the night at 27-19 on a K. Stechschulte basket at 6:31, forcing a Coach Ricker timeout. Back came the Bulldogs with a 7-0 run to get within one on two singles by junior Katelyn Scott (10 markers). The Musketeers worked their way to a 31-26 lead on a layup off a steal by Macy Schroeder at the 36-second mark but two freebies by Ricker with 14.4 ticks on the clock made it 31-28, Musketeers. “Our free throws were one key. We just didn’t make them; we really haven’t been in that situation too many times this year,” Myerholtz added. “We shot the ball well. We had good balance there.” Grove outboarded the Musketeers 31-25 (7-8 offensive) and had 15 fouls to 14 for the hosts. They entertain Allen East Thursday. “We had other girls step up. We knew they’d focus on stopping Anna and Nikki; every time Nikki got the ball, she had two and even three girls around her,” coach Ricker added. “We also did a nice job defensively; we like to mix up our defenses to try and keep an offense out of rhythm.” Fort Jennings canned 19-of-38 fielders (1-of-5 triples) for 50 percent. They visit Ottoville Thursday. In junior varsity action, Grove improved to 10-4 (4-2 PCL) with a 26-13 triumph. Leading the Bulldogs was sophomore Sammi Stechschulte with nine. For the Musketeers 3-11, 0-5 PCL), sophomore Alyssa Schimmoeller netted five.

Belichick strives for consistent approach
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Season-opener or Super Bowl, every game is a big game to Bill Belichick. His consistent approach to preparation for the next opponent, whether a powerhouse or a pushover, is the cornerstone of the coaching that has brought the New England Patriots to their fifth Super Bowl in 11 years. The more intense the practices, the more prepared his players are for the game. “You know what to expect week-in and week-out with him,” wide receiver Matthew Slater said. “The attention to detail is always there. It doesn’t matter if it’s a bye week or if it’s a divisional playoff round. He’s committed to winning and that commitment never falters, no matter what the circumstance, no matter how much success we’ve had or how many games we may have lost in a row. “That commitment to winning is always there.” During practices, Belichick strolls the field, sometimes twirling his whistle on a lanyard, other times stopping to talk with players. His daily message is simple — get the fundamentals right and just do your own job while preparing for the uniqueness of the next opponent. That’s resulted in 10 straight victories, eight in the regular season and two in the playoffs. Another win on Feb. 5 against the New York Giants would give the Patriots their fourth Super Bowl championship. “I think every game is a big game,” Belichick said Tuesday. “Every time we get an opportunity to compete we try to take advantage of the time leading up to that opportunity — the practice week, the preparation, the film study, understanding our game plan and our adjustments, all of those kinds of things. “What else is there to work on but the game, the next one on your schedule, the one that you’re playing? You try to cover all your bases for that game, you play it and then you start the process all over again with the next one.” Right guard Brian Waters played his first 11 seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs. But when he signed with the Patriots on Sept. 4, eight days before the season-opener, he quickly sensed the difference in Belichick’s style. “I wasn’t here in training camp but, from day one, I can tell that he’s all about the details,” Waters explained. “He’s all about everybody doing their own job and staying in their lane. Everybody has their own responsibilities. By HOWARD ULMAN The Associated Press

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

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ting that example with our entire coaching staff and how he approaches everything, it makes it easy for all of us to fall in line.”


The Associated Press Trail Blazers 97, Grizzlies

had lasted two weeks, the other eight years. Bargnani, absent for six games with a left calf strain, scored 27 of his 36 points in the second half and the Toronto Raptors snapped an 8-game losing streak by beating Phoenix 99-96 on Tuesday night, their first win over the Suns in eight years. The Raptors had lost 14 in a row to Phoenix, last beating the Suns on Feb. 10, 2004. It was tied for the third-longest active streak of its kind in the NBA. Bargnani scored 18 in the third, one shy of his career best for a quarter, making 4 of 5 3-pointers. Former Suns star Leandro Barbosa scored 19 and James Johnson 18 for the Raptors. Marcin Gortat had 21 points and 12 rebounds and Steve Nash had 17 points and 14 assists for the Suns. Hakim Warrick also scored 17 points. Suns backup center Robin Lopez was ejected after a run-in with referee Rodney Mott with 8:14 left in the first half. Lopez, upset with a foul call, glared at Mott as he walked to the Suns bench, brushed against the official as he walked past him, then turn around and glared again before the ref decided he’d seen enough. Magic 102, Pacers 83 INDIANAPOLIS — Dwight Howard reached a new high with the Orlando Magic. Howard had 14 points to become the Magic’s all-time leading scorer in Orlando’s 102-83 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday night. Howard began the game needing just eight points to break Nick Anderson’s mark. Ryan Anderson had 24 points and eight rebounds to lead the Magic. Danny Granger and Roy Hibbert scored 16 points each and Hibbert also had 12 rebounds for the Pacers. JJ Redick added 15 points and Glen Davis had 13 points and five rebounds for the Magic. Heat 92, Cavaliers 85 MIAMI — LeBron James was not at his best and a game against his former team was slip-

That’s something that you learn early on and that’s something that he still makes sure that we understand today.” Another part of the Belichick playbook: Don’t focus on the past or far into the future, just on the next practice and the next game. James Ihedigbo didn’t start a game the past three seasons with the New York Jets but did go to AFC championship games the past two seasons. The Jets lost both. This season, he started 12 of 16 games at safety for the Patriots and reached the Super Bowl. The Patriots are special, he explained, “because we prepare. We prepare harder than any other place that I’ve played and it definitely gets you focused on your opponent and knowing them and understanding their strengths and how they want to attack you. “So that’s what we’re keyed in on this week.” And this season’s playoff wins over Denver, 45-10, and Baltimore, 23-20, are fading rapidly from players’ minds. “It has been going on all year and you just have to put everything in the past,” tight end Rob Gronkowski said. “If you have a good game, that is all over with and you just have to keep moving forward to the future and make sure you have a good practice week.” Running back Stevan Ridley, drafted in the third round last April, was the team’s second-leading rusher during the regular season. When the playoffs began, he didn’t notice much difference in Belichick’s intensity. “You know coach Bill, man, every game is serious,” Ridley explained, “playoffs, regular season, preseason.” One of the Patriots’ most veteran players, left tackle Matt Light, also has played for just one head coach. Drafted in 2001, only Tom Brady and Kevin Faulk have been with the team longer. What stands out most about Belichick is his “consistency, just his ability to stay focused to the nth degree and do that repetitively, week-in and week-out,” Light added. “It’s not an easy thing, obviously, running a team and putting up with a lot of guys like myself and the rest of the knuckleheads in that locker room. “But you know what? I think that coming in and set-

Bill Belichick

NFL still finalizing Super Bowl seating capacity INDIANAPOLIS — The NFL is trying to avoid another super snafu. One year after hundreds of ticketed fans were left without seats at Cowboys Stadium, organizers have added only 254 temporary seats to Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis for the Feb. 5 game between the New York Giants and New England Patriots. League spokesman Brian McCarthy said officials decided in March the capacity for a stadium that normally seats about 63,000 for football games would be expanded to roughly 68,000 for the Super Bowl -- with most of the additional capacity coming from standing-room-only tickets. The league still could add some padded seats to camera platforms, standing-room-only availability to stadium suites and perhaps additional seats near the auxiliary media area but no more tickets are going on sale. “What we do is take a hard look every year,” McCarthy said Tuesday. “As we get closer to the game, our event planners will sit in each of the sections and fill in other areas that would not be used for a regular-season game. In general, we are taking a very fan-first approach, which is to deliver to our fans the best from the NFL.” That certainly wasn’t the experience some fans got in Arlington, Texas. Just hours before kickoff of last year’s Green Bay-Pittsburgh game, league officials announced that about 1,250 temporary seats were deemed unsafe. The league scrambled to find new seats for about 850 people, forcing the rest to watch from SRO locations around the stadium. Two days after the game, the displaced fans filed a federal lawsuit alleging breach of contract, fraud and deceptive sales practices. League officials later agreed to give the affected fans several options. The approximately 2,800 people who were delayed in reaching their seats or relocated once they got inside Cowboys Stadium could receive a refund for the face value of last year’s tickets or receive a game-day ticket to a future Super Bowl. Roughly 475 other fans who were left without seats for the game won by Green Bay had four options: Receiving a refund of three times the face value of the ticket ($2,400) and a ticket to Indy’s first Super Bowl; a game ticket to any future Super Bowl with airfare and four nights in a hotel room covered by the league; a check for $5,000; or a check for more money if they could document expenses topping $5,000. McCarthy said fans had until Monday, after the two league championship games were completed, to decide. When the Indianapolis host committee sold NFL owners on the game, they estimated the stadium could be expanded to a capacity of 70,000. After last year, the league took a more cautious approach and in March settled on the rough number of 68,000. Still to be decided is the actual capacity. That won’t be announced until late next week, which McCarthy said is customary. The 254 seats were already in place Monday when CBS filmed its annual show “The Super Bowl’s Greatest Commercials,” hosted by Boomer Esiason and Jillian Michaels at Lucas Oil. The show airs Feb. 1 at 8 p.m. Last year, the seats were being installed right up until the last moment, with carpenters hammering away as fans arrived for the big game. But McCarthy added the league has taken every measure possible to guard against another problem. Former NFL player JR Boone dies SELMA, Calif. — Former NFL player and Fresno State football coach JR Boone has died. He was 86. Fresno State says Boone died in his sleep on Sunday at his home in Selma. Boone coached at Fresno State from 1973-75, posting a 10-24 record. Boone was drafted by the Chicago Bears and New York Yankees but chose to play football. He played four seasons with the Bears, one with the San Francisco 49ers and one with the Green Bay Packers. He played running back and safety. Boone finished his career with 497 yards rushing, 69 catches for 1,251 yards, 12 TDs and two interceptions. He is survived by sons, Jim and Bobby, daughter Katie McGill, six grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

The Associated Press EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB Philadelphia 12 5 .706 — Boston 7 9 .438 4 1/2 New York 7 10 .412 5 New Jersey 5 13 .278 7 1/2 Toronto 5 13 .278 7 1/2 Southeast Division W L Pct GB Atlanta 13 5 .722 — Orlando 12 5 .706 1/2 Miami 12 5 .706 1/2 Charlotte 3 15 .167 10 Washington 2 15 .118 10 1/2 Central Division W L Pct GB Chicago 16 3 .842 — Indiana 11 5 .688 3 1/2 Milwaukee 6 10 .375 8 1/2 Cleveland 6 10 .375 8 1/2 Detroit 4 14 .222 11 1/2 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct San Antonio 11 7 .611 Dallas 11 7 .611 Memphis 10 7 .588 Houston 10 7 .588 New Orleans 3 14 .176 Northwest Division W L Pct Oklahoma City14 3 .824


GB — — 1/2 1/2 7 1/2 GB —

The Associated Press EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT N.Y. Rangers 47 31 12 4 Philadelphia 48 29 14 5 Pittsburgh 49 28 17 4 New Jersey 48 26 19 3 N.Y. Islanders 48 19 22 7 Northeast Division GP W L OT Boston 47 31 14 2 Ottawa 52 27 19 6 Toronto 49 25 19 5 Montreal 48 18 21 9 Buffalo 49 20 24 5 Southeast Division GP W L OT Washington 48 26 19 3 Florida 48 22 15 11 Winnipeg 50 22 22 6 Tampa Bay 48 21 23 4 Carolina 51 18 24 9 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Detroit 49 33 15 1 St. Louis 49 29 13 7 Nashville 50 30 16 4 Chicago 50 29 15 6 Columbus 49 13 30 6 Northwest Division GP W L OT

Pts 66 63 60 55 45 Pts 64 60 55 45 45 Pts 55 55 50 46 45 Pts 67 65 64 64 32 GF 132 162 152 129 115 GF 171 157 151 123 119 GF 136 122 124 136 130 GF 158 124 140 162 115 GA 96 142 127 136 143 GA 102 160 147 132 149 GA 137 136 143 165 159 GA 110 102 127 144 163

Tuesday Merchant Jan. 17, 2012 Adams Automotive 30-10 Surveyor’s 24-16 Caballero’s 24-16 Delphos Sporting Goods 22-18 Topp Chalet 22-18 Ace Hardware 21-19 R C Connections 20-20 Kerns Ford 16-24 Unverferth Mfg. 15-25 Men over 200 Denny Stemen 231, Dan Stemen 279, David Newman 236-210, Zach Sargent 216223-222, Kyle Early 213-208, Sean Hulihan 247, Russ Wilhelm 221, Josh DeVelvis 210, Jeff Lawrence 239, Don Honigford 214, Ryan Kies 248, Mike Hughes 221-204, Bruce Haggard 233-234, Jason Mahlie 268-215-224, Chad Duvall 201, Jason Teman 224, Don Rice 248-205, Dan Grice 266-218, Kevin Kill 232, John Jones 202, John Allen 236, Jason Wagoner 231-229, Mike Schleeter 202, Rob Logan 223Vancouver 49 30 15 4 64 158 122 213, Scott Scalf 214-225-263, Minnesota 49 24 18 7 55 115 126 Colorado 51 26 23 2 54 131 144 Todd Merricle 257-268-215, Calgary 50 23 21 6 52 120 137 Bruce VanMetre 259-247, Alex Edmonton 49 18 26 5 41 122 142 VanMetre 259-224. Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Men over 550 San Jose 47 27 14 6 60 131 110 Dan Stemen 604, David Los Angeles 50 24 16 10 58 111 111 Newman 635, Zach Sargent Dallas 48 25 21 2 52 126 136 661, Kyle Early 619, Sean Phoenix 50 22 20 8 52 130 134 Anaheim 48 18 23 7 43 124 144 Hulihan 616, Russ Wilhelm 566, NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for Josh DeVelvis 577, Ryan Kies 604, Mike Hughes 618, Bruce overtime loss. Tuesday’s Results Haggard 647, Jason Mahlie 707, Buffalo 2, New Jersey 1, SO Don Rice 637, Dan Grice 676, Philadelphia 3, Florida 2, SO Kevin Kill 586, John Jones 582, Pittsburgh 3, St. Louis 2, SO John Allen 567, Jason Wagoner Vancouver 3, Edmonton 2, SO Toronto 4, N.Y. Islanders 3, OT 637, Rob Logan 574, Scott Scalf N.Y. Rangers 3, Winnipeg 0 702, Todd Merricle 740, Denny Washington 5, Boston 3 Dyke 557, Bruce VanMetre 697, Tampa Bay 4, Columbus 2 Nashville 3, Chicago 1 Alex VanMetre 666.
Dallas 1, Anaheim 0 Minnesota 3, Colorado 2 San Jose 1, Calgary 0 Phoenix 3, Ottawa 2 Today’s Game Detroit at Montreal, 7:30 p.m. Thursday’s Games No games scheduled

Denver 12 5 .706 2 Utah 10 5 .667 3 Portland 11 7 .611 3 1/2 Minnesota 7 10 .412 7 Pacific Division W L Pct GB L.A. Clippers 9 5 .643 — L.A. Lakers 10 8 .556 1 Phoenix 6 11 .353 4 1/2 Sacramento 6 12 .333 5 Golden State 5 11 .313 5 ——— Tuesday’s Results New York 111, Charlotte 78 Orlando 102, Indiana 83 Miami 92, Cleveland 85 Toronto 99, Phoenix 96 Portland 97, Memphis 84 Today’s Games New York at Cleveland, 7 p.m. Charlotte at Washington, 7 p.m. New Jersey at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Miami at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Indiana at Chicago, 8 p.m. Milwaukee at Houston, 8 p.m. New Orleans at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. Minnesota at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Atlanta at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. Toronto at Utah, 9 p.m. Denver at Sacramento, 10 p.m. Portland at Golden State, 10:30 p.m. L.A.Clippers at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m. Thursday’s Games Boston at Orlando, 8 p.m. Memphis at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m.


Lady Knights fell Cougars

UNOH men, women’s sweep MaryGrove


PORTLAND, Ore. — Portland used a strong defensive effort to end its recent struggles in the second games of back-to-backs. LaMarcus Aldridge scored 23 points and Marcus Camby grabbed a season-high 22 rebounds as the Trail Blazers beat Memphis 97-84 on Tuesday night, ending the Grizzlies’ 7-game winning streak. Portland limited Memphis to 38 percent shooting (34of-90). The Blazers’ defense was particularly notable during the third quarter, when the Grizzlies went more than nine minutes before getting their first field goal of the second half. It was a terrific defensive effort led by Camby. The 15-year veteran grabbed 12 rebounds during the first half and finished with a seasonhigh five blocks. Jamal Crawford scored 15 points, Wesley Matthews added 13 and Nicolas Batum and Raymond Felton had 10 each for the Trail Blazers. With Camby leading the way, Portland outrebounded Memphis 50-39. O.J. Mayo came off the bench to lead the Grizzlies with 20 points. Rudy Gay, Memphis’ leading scorer at 18.9 points per game, had just 11.
Raptors 99, Suns 96 PHOENIX — Andrea Bargnani’s return provided the Toronto Raptors with the lift to end two losing streaks — one that

ping away. Chris Bosh made sure that didn’t happen. Bosh scored 17 points in the fourth quarter — the biggest final period by any Miami player this season — and finished with a game-high 35 points, carrying the Heat to a 92-85 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday night. Bosh shot 10 for 16 and reached the 30-point mark for the fourth time this season as Miami improved to 4-1 against Cleveland since James joined the Heat. Kyrie Irving — Cleveland’s No. 1 overall draft pick and heir apparent after James as the face of the Cavs’ franchise — scored 17 points on 7-for-11 shooting. Samardo Samuels made his first seven shots and finished with 15 points for the Cavs, who got an 11-point, 11-rebound night from Anderson Varejao and 10 points from Ramon Sessions. Former Cleveland State star Norris Cole scored 10 for Miami and Udonis Haslem grabbed 10 rebounds for the Heat. Knicks 111, Bobcats 78 CHARLOTTE, N.C. — If you think this has been a crazy NBA season already, try this one on for size: Carmelo Anthony was held to a career-low one point and the New York Knicks won by 33. Tthat’s exactly what happened Tuesday night as the Knicks routed the Charlotte Bobcats 111-78 to snap a 6-game losing streak. Tyson Chandler had 20 points and 17 rebounds to help the Knicks overcome another poor shooting night from Anthony. Anthony did contribute 11 rebounds and four assists. Amare Stoudemire chipped in with 18 points and eight rebounds while Landry Fields added 18 points and four assists for the Knicks, who won for the first time since Jan. 11. The Knicks dominated inside the paint, outrebounding the Bobcats 53-33 while handing them their fifth straight loss. Kemba Walker led Charlotte with 22 points. Gerald Henderson and Derrick Brown each scored 15 points for the struggling Bobcats.

CONVOY - The Van Wert Lady Cougar basketball team traveled to Convoy Monday to take on the Lady Knights of Crestview in their annual crosscounty, non-conference rivalry. The Lady Cougars ended the game on a 28-15 run but it wasn’t enough to surmount a 31-15 deficit they found themselves in late in the third quarter as the Lady Knights won 46-43. The middle two quarters were the key, where the Lady Knights outscored their guests 23-12 to take a 31-21 advantage. A basket by sophomore point guard Kaitlynn Hall gave Van Wert a 9-8 lead after the first quarter. Crestview answered in the second quarter by outscoring Van Wert 11-5 behind five points by junior guard Mariah Henry, three of which came from a 3 with eight seconds left in the half to give the Lady Knights a 20-13 halftime lead. Crestview continued its run to open the third quarter and a jump shot by freshman point guard Mackenzie Riggenbach put the Lady Knights ahead 26-15. A Lady Cougar technical foul gave Crestview two foul shots; freshman forward Lindsey Motycka made both. The Lady Knights retained the ball and a rare 4-point play (3-pointer and free throw by Riggenbach) extended that to 31-15 late in the third quarter. A free throw from senior forward Alex Morrow and a 3 by freshman guard Erin Morrow cut the Lady Knight lead to 31-21 at the end of three quarters. The Lady Cougars continued to chip away at their deficit in the fourth, getting within 44-43 on an Alex Morrow free throw with 18.6 seconds to play. That is as close as Van Wert would get, however, as the Lady Knights got a pair of free throws from MacKenzie Richard and Mackenzie Riggenbach to hold on for a 46-43 win. The game came down to free-throw shooting; the Lady Knights were 11-of-12 in the fourth quarter compared to Van Wert’s 7-of-13. The Knights took pretty good care of the ball, with nine turnovers. Motycka led the Lady Knights with a game-high 18 points, matched up against a much bigger Van Wert front court. Alex Morrow and Molly Gamble led the Lady Cougars with 10 points each. The Lady Cougars (8-7) host Celina Thursday, while Crestview (10-3) entertains Spencerville. Van Wert won the junior varsity contest, 31-27, to improve their record to 11-4 on the season.
Van Wert (43) Handy 2-3 0-0 4, Hall 1-3 0-0 2, Keber 3-6 0-0 8, L. Butler 1-4 0-0 2, A. Morrow 3-9 4-8 10, Dowdy 1-3 2-10 4, E. Morrow 1-3 0-0 3, Gamble 2-7 6-8 10, Clay 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 14/3812/26-43. Crestview (46) Riggenbach 2-12 4-5 9, Mefferd 0-1 0-0 0, D. Hicks 3-8 2-2 10, Richard 0-5 2-2 2, Henry 2-4 0-1 5, Motycka 6-10 6-7 18, Mercer 1-4 0-0 2. Totals 14/44-14/17-46.

By Brian Bassett Times Bulletin Sports Editor

Score by Quarters: Van Wert 9 4 8 22 -43 Crestview 8 12 11 15 -46 Three-point goals: Van Wert 3-10 (Keber 2-2, E. Morrow 1-3, Gamble 0-2, A. Morrow 0-3), Crestview 4-15 (D. Hicks 2-4, Henry 1-1, Riggenbach 1-8, Richard 0-1, Mercer 0-1). ----

LIMA — The University of Northwestern Ohio men’s and women’s basketball teams were rude hosts to the Marygrove Mustangs Monday night at “The Garage”, swamping them 84-58 (women) and later 88-66 (men). In the first game of the doubleheader, the first half was very back and forth as both teams swapped buckets early on; however, UNOH always seemed to have that little edge. The Racers’ full-court pressure had its way with the Mustangs as they created 11 turnovers in the first half alone and led to easy transition buckets. Senior Amanda Francis led the way with 12 points in the first half, plus anchoring the Racers’ defense. The Lady Racers shot 47 percent from the field in the first half, using a very good run towards the end of the first half to take a 41-32 cushion into intermission. Despite 12 turnovers, they outrebounded the Mustangs 26-14 to get some extra opportunities. The second half started out a lot like the first but the Lady Racers overcame some sloppy by knocking down some outside shots and pulled away. Shaye Warman netted 16 points, 12 of them coming late in the second half, including two big 3s to push the Racers up by 15 points. Two players turned in double-double performances: Rebecca Puckett 16 points and 11 boards and true freshman Kelsey Burton 10 rebounds and 10 points. The Racers improve to 11-11 on the year and will be back into action tonight when they play host to conference foe Aquinas. On the men’s side of things, it was all Racers from the beginning. UNOH jumped out to an 18-2 lead in the opening half and looked very impressive on both sides of the basketball. UNOH shot 56 percent in the first half as they went 4-9 from behind the arc and only committed six turnovers. Marygrove was 25 percent from the floor while committing 7 turnovers as the Racers’ full-court pressure/man-to-man defense was very aggressive and made the Mustangs take a lot of bad shots. UNOH took a 15-point lead going into the locker room at halftime. The Racers came out in the second half right where they left off and took it to the Mustangs, shooting 63 percent from the field in the second half (17/27). Sophomore standout Jake Bolyard tallied 32 points on the night going 5-9 from behind the arc. True freshman guard Johnny Elliott added 14 points, 5 assists and 4 rebounds. With the victory, the Racers improve to 6-15 on the year and will be back in action today when they travel to Aquinas to take part in a conference showdown.

By AUSTIN CLARKSON The Delphos Herald

Wednesday Industrial Jan. 18, 2012 Topp Chalet 38-2 Neideckens 24-16 D R C 13th Frame Lounge 22-18 Villager Tavern 22-18 Rustic Cafe 20-20 K&M Tire 18-22 D&D Grain 16-24 Delphos Restaurant Supply 14-26 Cabo’s 14-26 Moe’s Dougout 12-28 Men over 200 Dean Bowersock 212, Dale Metzger 204, Rob Ruda 233, Bruce VanMetre 211-202, Dan Grice 247-238-256, Frank Miller 256-2174-206, Joe Geise 235, Charlie Lozano 207-202, John Jones 201, Bruce Moorman 215, Bill Warnimont 204, Armando Alverez 222, Brent Beck 224, Lee Schimmoller 234-202, Matt Hoffman 246206-209, Josh DeVelvis 264, Shane Schimmoller 246-232225, Harold Beckner 202, Clint Harting 226-221, Shawn Stabler 244-217, Butch Prine Jr. 212, Jeff Kreischer 238-246232, Lenny Hubert 232-258, Sean Hulihan 215-201, Shawn Allemeier 209-234, Terry Trentman 214, Don Honigford 214, Jordan Riggs 230, Coda Henze 244-210, Bruce Clayton 206, Matt Elling 211-279, Ted Furley 224, John Beebe 247246, Dave Miller 203-223. Men over 550 Bruce VanMetre 586, Dan Grice 741, Frank Miller 679, Charlie Lozano 563, Brent Beck 571, Lee Schimmoller 607, Matt Hoffman 661, Josh DeVelvis 596, Shane Schimmoller 703, Clint Harting 636, Shawn Stabler 626, Butch Prine Jr. 580, Jeff Kreischer 716, Lenny Hubert 682, Sean Hulihan 598, Shawn Allemeier 608, Terry Trentman 582, Jordan Riggs 600, Coda Henze 645, Bruce Clayton 566, Matt Elling 671, Ted Furley 567, John Beebe 686, Dave Miller 583. Thursday National Jan. 19, 2012 Bowersock Hauling 26-14 Day Metals 24-16 K-M Tire 24-16 C B 97 22-18 D R C Big Dogs 22-18 First Federal 20-20 VFW 18-22 Westrich 18-22 Wannemacher’s 16-24 Men over 200 Tom Schulte 206-245, Chuck Verhoff 242, Tom Markward 204, Dave Miller 228, Phil Fetzer 225, Don Honigford 231-214, Brad Hughes 201, Dave Moenter 206-287, Jason Mahlie 222-211, Lenny Hubert 203-237, John Beebe 255-220, Rob Ruda 201-211-235, Sean Hulihan 203, Zach Sargent 234-225, John Jones 203-215236, Rick Suever 211-216, Doug Milligan Jr. 213-210, Jeff Menke 218, Randy Ryan 204223-230, Jeff Lawrence 245, Denny Bryan 203-202, Jim Meeks 207, Brian Schaadt 214, Don Eversole 262-210, Bruce VanMetre 225-241-203, Frank Miller 208-224, Jeff Milligan 201-249, Ted Wells 215-245, Brad Thornburgh 218, Doug Milligan Sr. 222-205. Men over 550 Tom Schulte 644, Chuck Verhoff 594, Dave Miller 585, Phil Fetzer 589, Ray Geary 559, Don Honigford 607, Brad Hughes 595, Dave Moenter 669, Jason Mahlie 627, Lenny Hubert 635, John Beebe 664, Rob Ruda 647, Zach Sargent 648, John Suever 591, Doug Milligan Jr. 622, Randy Ryan 657, Jeff Lawrence 616, Denny Bryan 595, Nate Lawrence 587, Jim Meeks 561, Don Eversole 645, Bruce VanMetre 669, Frank Miller 622, Jeff Milligan 628, Ted Wells 633, Brad Thornburgh 567, Doug Milligan Sr. 612.

8 — The Herald

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

In the era of big boxes, a day for the little guy
By AMY SANCETTA The Associated Press CHAGRIN FALLS — It began quietly, as an email to 40 friends. But when a steady stream of customers began coming through the door before the family-owned Chagrin Hardware had even opened for the day on Saturday, it was clear that it had turned into much more than that. The idea started with Jim Black, a resident of Chagrin Falls, a close-knit village in Cleveland’s eastern suburbs that is part artist colony and part bedroom community. Black posted the email to a group of his friends. “Let’s show our support for one of our local businesses,” he wrote. “I challenge everyone to spend AT LEAST $20 at the hardware on the 21st.” Although his email referred to the idea of a “Cash Mob” or the notion to “Occupy CF Hardware,” he really had no political agenda. It wasn’t meant as a protest against the big-box stores that have created an ever-tightening circle around the community. It was just a way to thank Chagrin Hardware’s owners for a beloved shop that has been a fixture in the village since 1857. “These are good people who needed our support,” Black said. “It’s just that simple.” The store, overlooking meandering Riverside Park and the Chagrin River in the middle of town, has been run by the Shutts family for the last 72 years. It passed from uncle to father to older brothers Rob and Kenny and the three youngest, Steve, Susie and Jack, who run the store today. Martine Scheuermann, a bag of pet-safe ice melt in “This is smallher arms and her Springer Spaniels tapping their toes town America. the worn wooden floor This is a special onher feet. “This is a special at family business in a town family busiwhere everybody knows ness in a town you.” The store has seen its where everybody share of tough times. Road knows you.” construction on Main Street at the store’s front door some — Martine Scheuermann years back crippled business for a time. More recently, the Black’s note was forward- weakened economy and the ed and forwarded and for- big boxes have stolen away warded again. Calls started customers. coming in from folks out of On this day, though, those state who wanted to make a storylines were forgotten. purchase over the phone. By 10 a.m. the place was When the day came, so jammed. By 1:30 p.m., the did the shoppers — one by credit card machine was overone, with dogs on leashes and loaded and had to be reset. children in tow, hour after “This is so cool,” said Steve hour until the hardware was Shutts, a mix of joy, wonder teeming with customers. “This is small-town America,” said resident By HILLEL ITALIE The Associated Press gross income (AGI) enough to qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). EITC is a “refundable” tax credit, which means that if you owe less in income tax than your eligible credit, you’ll not only pay no tax, but actually get a refund for the difference. To learn more, search EITC at Forgiven debt Many people don’t realize that when you borrow money from a bank or other commercial lender and the lender “forgives” the debt, you generally must count the forgiven amount as taxable income. There are several exceptions to the rule, however: For example, the Mortgage Debt Relief Act of 2007 generally allows taxpayers to exclude up to $2 million in forgiven mortgage debt ($1 million if married filing separately) on their principal residence if it came through mortgage restructuring, foreclosure or a short sale. The mortgage exclusion is set to expire at the end of 2012 unless Congress intervenes. Other exceptions include: Debts discharged through bankruptcy; or, if you are insolvent when the debt is cancelled, some or all of it may not be taxable. (Insolvency means your total debts are greater than the fair market value of your total assets.) For more information, search for Mortgage Debt Forgiveness at Taxes are the last thing you want to worry about when facing financial hardships. Just be sure you’re prepared for the possible tax implications if your income or debt situation has changed in the past year. Jason Alderman directs Visa’s financial education programs. To Follow Jason Alderman on Twitter: www. NEW YORK — Library users searching for e-books will soon get to look through a much bigger catalog and help decide what their local branch might carry. OverDrive Inc., a major e-distributor for libraries, announced today the launch of a vastly expanded list for patrons, featuring not just e-books available for lending, but hundreds of thousands of those which aren’t, from older releases to foreign-language titles. Viewers can look at excerpts, purchase books from a retailer or request that their library add an e-book that wasn’t being offered. “We’re allowing libraries to be better connected with their communities,” OverDrive CEO Steve Potash said during a recent interview. “Right now, we have librarians who are trying to add books to the e-catalogue and happy exhaustion spread across his face. “I’ve seen people today I haven’t seen in years.” The line at the checkout stretched in two directions as people with snow shovels and light bulbs and fireplace grates and vintage movie posters and horse shoe caulk — yes, horse shoe caulk — waited to pay. Chad Schron, 38, came with his 8-year-old son Robert. “We didn’t have anything we had to get, but we found things we had to get,” he said. As he spoke, Robert clutched an Ohio State desk lamp and two flying monkey toys to his chest. “When I was a kid, my Mom would send me down here with a note to let me buy BB’s,” Schron recalled. “Lots of kids did that back then. The


Tax strategies in a tough economy
and payout of accumulated vacation or sick leave are all For most of us, income considered taxable income, so tax calculations don’t change if you didn’t have taxes withmuch from year to year. But held from these payments, thanks to the roller coaster be prepared for a potentially economy of the past nasty tax bill. few years, many peoIf you withple have undergone drew money from major life changyour regular IRA es that can have a or 401(k) account significant impact to cover expenses, – good or bad – on you’ll owe income their taxable income tax on the amount, and how they should plus an additional file taxes. 10 percent penalty Even though April unless you’re over 17 (this year’s tax- Alderman age 59 1/2 or meet filing deadline) is a special circumstancways off, it’s never too soon es. Also, outstanding 401(k) to start planning your strat- loans must be repaid (usually egy, particularly if you expe- within 60 to 90 days of termirienced financial hardships in nation) or they’ll be counted 2011 that could affect your taxable income – plus be subtaxes. The IRS has a handy ject to the same 10 percent guide called “The What Ifs penalty. of an Economic Downturn” The good news is that (search that many public assistance benreviews the tax impacts of efits such as welfare, food different scenarios such as stamps and disaster relief job loss, debt forgiveness or payments don’t count toward tapping a retirement fund. taxable income. Read the Here’s a roundup of com- IRS’s “Tax Impact of Job mon economic challenges Loss” for details (www.irs. you may be facing and their gov/pub/irs-pdf/p4128.pdf). possible tax implications: Lowered income You lost your job If you took a big pay cut Remember that unemploy- or lost your job in 2011, it ment benefits, severance pay might lower your adjusted By Jason Alderman

New library e-catalogs offer expanded selection
but don’t always know what to add. Now, by exposing a publisher’s entire list, it becomes like crowdsourcing, where patrons can offer their suggestions.” Potash said he expects the program to begin within a couple of weeks, in a handful of library systems, including New York City, Boston and Cuyahoga County in Ohio. “If we had an unlimited budget we’d just buy everything ahead of time, so we have to purchase more wisely,” said Michael Colford, director of library services for the Boston Public Library. “There are books which we obviously need, like current best-sellers, but there are a lot more books which aren’t surefire hits. And we would have a much better idea of what to get if our customers were able to tell us.” The catalog will include offerings from hundreds of publishers, from Random House Inc. and Houghton

notes still are in a drawer over there,” he said as he pointed past the register to a wall of wooden drawers containing everything from old springs to screws. In the drawer still labeled “BBs” were stacks of crumpled notes dating to the ’50s, from mothers just like Schron’s When the final customer had finally left well after closing time with her fuzzy dice and floodlights, Schwind and Steve Shutts tallied the day’s receipts. Shutts shook his head at the wild and unexpected ride. He wouldn’t say how much the store made that day, but was clearly pleased with the outcome. “Thanks to Jimmy Black,” he said. “Thanks to everyone. Thanks to Chagrin Falls. “What a place to live.”

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By JUSTIN JUOZAPAVICIUS The Associated Press CLAREMORE, Okla. — An Oklahoma hospital that failed to build a women’s health center in honor of Garth Brooks’ late mother must pay the country singer $1 million, a jury has ruled. Jurors on Tuesday evening ruled that the hospital must return Brooks’ $500,000 donation plus pay him $500,000 in punitive damages. The decision came in Brooks’ breach-of-contract lawsuit against Integris Canadian Valley Regional Hospital in Yukon. Brooks said he thought he’d reached a deal in 2005 with the hospital’s president, James Moore, but sued after learning the hospital wanted to use the money for other construction projects. Jury member Beverly Lacy said she voted in favor of Brooks because she thought the hospital went back on its word. As far as the punitive damages, she said: “We wanted to show them not to do that anymore to anyone else.” The hospital argued that Brooks gave it unrestricted access to the $500,000 donation and only later asked that it build a women’s center and name it after his mother, Colleen Brooks, who died of cancer in 1999. “Obviously we are disappointed, particularly with the jury’s decision to award damages above and beyond the $500,000,” Integris spokesman Hardy Watkins said. “We’re just glad to see the case come to a resolution.” Brooks called the jurors “heroes” and said he felt vindicated by their verdict. “I no longer feel like I’m crazy,” he said. During the trial, Brooks testified that he thought he had a solid agreement with Moore. Brooks said the hospital president initially sug-

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — American master Martin Scorsese journeyed to France, putting Hollywood’s newest technology to work for his dazzling 3-D re-creation of 1930s Paris in “Hugo.” French filmmaker Michel Hazanavicius came to America, reviving old-time Hollywood with his charming resurrection of early cinema in the silent film “The Artist.” The two films now head a 21st century Academy Awards show whose top nominees offer loving looks back to the infancy of moviemaking, when flicks really flickered and cutting-edge visual effects amounted to actors jumping out of the frame while the camera was stopped so they would seem to magically disappear. Scorsese’s Paris adventure “Hugo” led contenders Tuesday with 11 nominations, among them best-picture and the latest directing honor for the Oscarwinning filmmaker. Hazanavicius’ “The Artist” ran second with 10 nominations, including honors for the director and Jean Dujardin and Berenice Bejo, the stars of the film that could become the first silent movie to win the best-picture prize since year one at the Oscars. Also nominated for best picture: Alexander Payne’s family drama “The Descendants”; Stephen Daldry’s Sept. 11 tale “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close”; Tate Taylor’s Deep South drama “The Help”; Woody Allen’s romantic fantasy “Midnight in Paris”; Bennett Miller’s sports tale “Moneyball”; Terrence Malick’s family chronicle “The Tree of Life”; and Steven Spielberg’s World War I epic “War Horse.” Among the nominations for “Hugo” are adapted screenplay, cinematography, musical score and visual effects. “The Artist” is a throwback to black-and-white silent days as a superstar of the pre-sound era (best-actor nominee Dujardin) falls on hard times when talking pictures arrive, while a rising star (supporting-actress nominee Bejo) becomes guardian angel for the former screen idol.

Along with his directing honor, Hazanavicius was nominated for original screenplay on “The Artist.” The film’s other nominations include musical score, cinematography and costume design. While “Hugo” and “The Artist” are testaments to early filmmaking, another key nomination is a tribute to the big-screen’s most famous sex symbol, Marilyn Monroe, a superstar who was never nominated for an Oscar. Michelle Williams earned a bestactress nomination as Monroe in “My Week with Marilyn.” Williams’ competition includes Meryl Streep, who extended her record for most acting nominations to 17 with a best-actress honor as Margaret Thatcher in “The Iron Lady.” Also nominated: Glenn Close for the Irish drama “Albert Nobbs,” Viola Davis for “The Help” and Rooney Mara for the thriller “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.” Dujardin, the Golden Globe winner for best actor in a musical or comedy, will be up against Globe dramatic actor recipient George Clooney for “The Descendants,” in which the Oscar-winning superstar plays a down-to-earth role as a dad in crisis. While Dujardin and Clooney were almost assured of nominations, there were big surprises across-the-board, with longshots making the cut and favorites getting skunked. Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock’s “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close,” which got mixed reviews and has not been much of a factor at earlier Hollywood awards, was a very unexpected best-picture nominee. Co-star Max von Sydow was a surprise nominee for supporting actor. Malick’s “The Tree of Life” also had been considered a bit of a best-picture longshot. The movie, which won top honors at last May’s Cannes Film Festival but was a love-it-or-hate-it drama among audiences, also picked up a directing nomination for Malick. Melissa McCarthy, a supporting-actress nominee for the wedding romp “Bridesmaids,” is a rare funny lady competing at the Oscars, which seldom honor performances in mainstream comedies.

Demian Bichir also was a surprise nominee as best actor for “A Better Life,” an immigrant drama that few people have seen. Along with Bichir, Clooney and Dujardin, the best-actor contenders are Gary Oldman for the espionage tale “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” and Brad Pitt for the baseball story in “Moneyball.” Pitt’s third Oscar nomination came for a film that he fought to make after it went on the backburner amid screenplay and director changes. Among those with strong prospects that came away emptyhanded were Leonardo DiCaprio for “J. Edgar,” from perennial Oscar heavyweight Clint Eastwood, whose latest film did not score a single nomination. While Spielberg’s best-picture contender “War Horse” picked up six nominations, the Oscarwinning filmmaker missed out in the directing category, a prize he has won twice. His first cartoon feature, the Golden Globewinning “The Adventures of Tintin,” also did not make the list for best animated film. The animated films that did make it: “A Cat in Paris,” “Chico & Rita,” Kung Fu Panda 2,” “Puss in Boots” and “Rango.” Besides von Sydow, supporting-actor nominees are Kenneth Branagh for “My Week with Marilyn,” Jonah Hill for “Moneyball,” Nick Nolte for the extreme-fighting drama “Warrior” and Christopher Plummer for the father-son story “Beginners.” Plummer won at the Globes for his role as an elderly dad who comes out as gay. At 82, Plummer would be the oldest acting winner ever at the Oscars; Jessica Tandy now holds that position for her best-actress win in “Driving Miss Daisy” at age 80. Joining Bejo and McCarthy in the supporting-actress field is Octavia Spencer, whose Globe win as a fiery maid in “The Help” positions her as a possible frontrunner. Spencer’s “The Help” co-star Jessica Chastain also is nominated, along with Janet McTeer for “Albert Nobbs.” Winners at the 84th annual Oscars will be announced at a Feb. 26 ceremony aired live on ABC from Hollywood’s Kodak Theatre, with Billy Crystal returning as host for the first time in eight years.


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gested putting his mother’s name on an intensive care unit, and when Brooks said that wouldn’t fit her image, Moore suggested a women’s center. “I jumped all over it,” Brooks told jurors in tearful testimony. “It’s my mom. My mom was pregnant as a teenager. She had a rough start. She wanted to help every kid out there.” His attorney told the jury during closing arguments that Brooks kept his end of the agreement. “This case is about promises: promises made and promises broken,” lawyer John Hickey told jurors shortly before they started deliberating. “Mr. Brooks kept his promise. Integris never intended to keep their promise and never built a new women’s center.” But hospital attorney Terry Thomas said Brooks’ gift initially came in anonymously and unrestricted in 2005. He also noted that Brooks couldn’t remember key details of negotiations with the hospital’s president — including what he’d been promised — when questioned during a deposition after filing his lawsuit in 2009. “At most, it was a misunderstanding between these two,” Thomas told jurors during his closing argument. “Am I calling Mr. Brooks a liar? Absolutely not. It’s perfectly understandable that he does not remember these events.” The jury began deliberating Tuesday afternoon in Rogers County District Court, and the judge told jurors she wanted them to work as late as midnight to come to a decision. Before the verdict was read, Brooks said the day had been emotional. The country music star said he was simply trying to honor his mother. “This little pistol, she deserves nothing but good,” Brooks said.

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Putnam County Nicholas J. Pittman, Lynda M. Pittman aka Linda M. Pittman, 5.005 acres, Liberty Township, and 5.558 acres Liberty Township, to Scott T. Niese and Renee M. Niese. Troy M. Ellerbrock and Dana M. Ellerbrock, 10.00 acres Liberty Township, 10.00 acres Liberty Township, and 3.00 acres Liberty Township, to Charles R. Scheckelhoff and Susan A. Scheckelhoff. Judith A. Lovell, .71 acre Van Buren Township, 36.46 acres Van Buren Township, to BVH Ag LLC. Nelco Holdings LLC, parcel Blanchard Township, to Nelson Trailers Inc. Timothy E. Gray and Angela J. Gray, Lot 37, Pandora, to Timothy E. Gray and Angela J. Gray.



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THURSDAY, JANUARY 26, 2012 Instead of looking for new fields to conquer in the year ahead, build upon the strong foundations you’ve already established. Situations in which you previously met with resistance are now likely to be laced with ample opportunities. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- Unfortunately, you’re not suited for the role of being a borrower or a lender. Putting yourself in either position could place you squarely behind the eight ball. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -Even though you might solicit advice from several people, it isn’t likely you will follow anyone’s suggestions. You’ll still erroneously do things as you initially intended. ARIES (March 21-April 19) -Be both realistic and sensible about any of your physical limitations. For example, if you attempt to lift something that is far too heavy, you’ll suffer the consequences. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -Unless you’re careful about how you conduct yourself when mixing with society, you’ll be in way over your head. A slip of the tongue will get blown out of proportion. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Don’t take your luck for granted when the stakes are higher than usual. Chances are you’ll miscalculate and take others down with you when it’s time to pay the piper. CANCER (June 21-July 22) -Even if you’ve done something that is considered to be quite outstanding, subdue temptation to boast about it. Praise will sound a lot better coming from an impressed observer. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- There are a lot of sticky fingers out there, so be extra watchful of your possessions, especially the stuff you keep in your car. Don’t walk away and leave items in plain sight. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Your thinking about a personal situation is apt to be right on the money, but that doesn’t mean you can make judgment calls for others. You could be way off track. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -- In situations where you are hoping to get more in return than you put out, you’re likely to be greatly disappointed. There are no free rides in this economy. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -When invited to a social gathering at a friend’s house, don’t overstay your visit. Even if you’re one of the late arrivals, be sure to be among those who know when to leave. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23Dec. 21) -- Guard against a strong inclination to blame a mistake that you make on another who was trying to help you out. Avoid at all costs doing anything that could make your friend feel used and unappreciated. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Be smart, and refrain from entering into a conversation with a friend who feels just as strongly about his or her opposing point of view as you do about yours. Both parties would lose out.
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By Bernice Bede Osol

Dear Annie: My wife is cially responsible. My sisters addicted to playing games haven’t saved a dime toward on her smartphone. She lies their own retirements, so this in bed in the morning play- is only going to get worse. ing games before she gets What can I do? -- Stuck in ready for work. When she the Middle Dear Stuck: You do not comes home, she is often on the phone when she walks owe your sisters money simthrough the door. When we ply because they have been sit down for supper (which irresponsible. What you can I usually make), she plays do, however, is teach them games while we eat. At bed- better fiscal behavior. Tell time, she lies in bed with her them you are absolutely under smartphone, playing until she no circumstances going to bail them out, so they need to start falls asleep. If we go out, she plays setting aside some funds for their future. Make games at the restauan appointment rant. Conversation for them to see a always begins financial counselor with, “What?” through the National because she is so Foundation for engrossed in her Credit Counseling game. ( ) at 1-800She hardly does 388-2227, and set anything around up a budget. It’s the the house anymore biggest favor you and barely notices can do for them. our son, let alone Dear Annie: interacts with him. How do I break Annie’s Mailbox I disagree with your response her of this habit? to “Loveless in Spokane,” -- Lost in Lexington Dear Lost: These games the 72-year-old geezer who can be highly addictive, and thinks women in his senior your wife must admit the complex should bed down extent of her involvement with him after they have before she will be able to cut dated a “few times.” These ladies, and it is obviback. Have you addressed this directly with her? Have ous they are ladies, were born you told her how neglect- and raised in an era when ed you feel and how much good girls did not have sex your son misses his mother? with a man until after they Have you asked her to limit were married. This old guy is her game-playing to specific a cad. -- Senior Citizen Who Respects Women times? Dear Senior: Many readIf she refuses to deal with this or change her behavior, ers pointed out that these the next step is counseling women may not wish to have before your resentment cre- sex outside of marriage, a ates a more serious problem. perfectly respectable posiWe hope she will listen to an tion. If that’s the case, however, they should tell him so unbiased third party. Dear Annie: I have two he understands the ground sisters. They never have been rules and doesn’t keep badfinancially savvy, especial- gering them. ly when it comes to saving Annie’s Mailbox is written money. They start and then by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy decide it’s a waste of time Sugar, longtime editors of the and end up spending every- Ann Landers column. Please thing they set aside. email your questions to anniesI’m the opposite. I have, or write always saved for whatever I to: Annie’s Mailbox, c/o Creators needed or wanted. My grand- Syndicate, 737 3rd Street, father got me into the habit Hermosa Beach, CA 90254. when I was 10, and I kept it up long after he passed away. Over the past 15 years, I managed to save quite a bit. But when my parents saw what I had, they demanded that I share it with my sisters. I absolutely refused. This is my money. I earned it. I saved it. And I told them that. Since then, I’ve been receiving messages from my parents that “families help each other out” and “families share.” My parents have always given my sisters money whenever they needed it. When I was in high school, I would always give them money when they needed it. Now that the folks are retired, they say it’s my job to help my sisters. I say it’s not. Why should I give them my hard-earned income because they can’t be frugal? I feel as though I am being punished for being finan-







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US military raid frees American in Somalia
By ABDI GULED and KATHARINE HOURELD Associated Press MOGADISHU, Somalia — U.S. Navy SEALs parachuted into Somalia under cover of darkness early today and crept up to an outdoor camp where an American woman and Danish man were being held hostage. Soon, nine kidnappers were dead and both hostages were freed. President Barack Obama himself authorized the mission two days earlier, and minutes after he gave his State of the Union address to Congress he was on the phone with the American’s father to tell him his daughter was safe. “As Commander-in-Chief, I could not be prouder of the troops who carried out this mission, and the dedicated professionals who supported their efforts,” Obama said in a statement released by the White House. The Danish Refugee Council confirmed that the two aid workers, American Jessica Buchanan and Dane Poul Hagen Thisted, were “on their way to be reunited with their families.” Buchanan, 32, and Thisted, 60, were working with a de-mining unit of the Danish Refugee Council when gunmen kidnapped the two in October. A pirate who gave his name as Bile Hussein told The Associated Press he had spoken to pirates at the scene of the raid and they reported that nine pirates had been killed and three were “taken away,” which could mean they were captured by U.S. troops. He said the raid caught the guards as they were sleeping after having chewed the narcotic leaf qat for much of the evening. A U.S. official confirmed local media reports that the SEALs parachuted into the area, before moving on foot to the target. The raid happened near the Somali town of Adado. New intelligence emerged last week that Buchanan’s health was “deteriorating rapidly,” so Obama directed his security team to develop a rescue plan, according to a senior administration official who was not authorized to speak publicly. On Monday, after a top-level security meeting to review rescue options, U.S. national security adviser Tom Donilon briefed Obama on a possible plan that the president authorized, the official said. “Jessica Buchanan was selflessly serving her fellow human beings when she was taken hostage by criminals and pirates who showed no regard for her health and well-being,” Obama said. “The United States will not tolerate the abduction of our people, and will spare no effort to secure the safety of our citizens and to bring their captors to justice.” A Western official said the helicopters and the freed hostages flew to a U.S. military base called Camp Lemonnier in the Horn of Africa nation of Djibouti after the raid. Both officials spoke on condition of anonymity because the information had not been released publicly. The timing of the raid may have been made more urgent by a medical condition. The Danish Refugee Council had been trying to work with Somali elders to win the hostages’ freedom but had found little success. “One of the hostages has a disease that was very serious and that had to be solved,” Danish Foreign Minister Villy Soevndal told Denmark’s TV2 channel. Soevndal did not provide any more details. Soevndal congratulated the Americans for the raid and said he had been informed of the action. Panetta visited Camp Lemonnier just over a month ago. A key U.S. ally in this region, Djibouti has the only U.S. base in sub-Saharan Africa. It hosts the military’s Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa. The Danish Refugee Council said both freed hostages are unharmed “and at a safe location.” The group said in a separate statement that the two “are on their way to be reunited with their families.” Ann Mary Olsen, head of the Danish Refugee Council’s international department, was the one who informed the family of Hagen Thisted of the successful military operation. “They (the family) were very happy and incredibly relieved that it is over,” she said. The two aid workers appear to have been kidnapped by criminals — sometimes referred to as pirates — and not by Somalia’s al-Qaidalinked militant group al-Shabab. As large ships at sea have increased their defenses against

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pirate attacks, gangs have looked for other money making opportunities like land-based kidnappings. The Danish Refugee Council had earlier enlisted traditional Somali elders and members of civil society to seek the release of the two hostages. “We are really happy with the successful release of the innocents kidnapped by evildoers,” said Mohamud Sahal, an elder in Galkayo town, by phone. “They were guests who were treated brutally. That was against Islam and our culture ... These men (pirates) have spoiled our good customs and culture, so Somalis should fight back.” Buchanan and Hagen Thisted were seized in October from the portion of Galkayo town under the control of a government-allied clan militia. The aid agency has said that Somalis held demonstrations demanding the pair’s quick release. Their Somali colleague was detained by police on suspicion of being involved in their kidnapping. The two hostages were working in northern Somalia for the Danish Demining Group, whose experts have been clearing mines and unexploded ordnance in conflict zones in Africa and the Middle East. Several hostages are still being held in Somalia, including a British tourist, two Spanish doctors seized from neighboring Kenya, and an American journalist kidnapped on Saturday.

Kevin Schnipke, son of Barb Schnipke, and Megan Bendele, daughter of Dan and Sue Bendele, were crowned Ottoville Homecoming King and Queen during Saturday’s game against Liberty-Benton. Ottoville lost 70-39.

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2012 Ottoville Homecoming Court

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The 2012 Ottoville Homecoming Court includes, front from left, miniature attendant Quinton Schnipke, freshman Anna Bendele, junior Rachel Turnwald, senior Lindsey Eickholt, Queen Megan Bendele, senior Kylee Schweller, sophomore Nikki Burgei and miniature attendant, Elise Kramer; and back, freshman Trent Miller, junior Logan Gable, senior Travis Maag, King Kevin Schnipke, senior Blake Gerdeman and sophomore Tyler Winhover.

Marine to serve no jail time in Iraqi killings
By JULIE WATSON Associated Press CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. — The lone Marine to face sentencing for the killing of two dozen unarmed Iraqis in one of the Iraq War’s defining moments walked away with no jail time Tuesday after defending his squad’s storming of the homes of Haditha as a necessary act “to keep the rest of my Marines alive.” Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich’s sentence ends a six-year prosecution for the 2005 attack that failed to win any manslaughter convictions. Eight Marines were initially charged; one was acquitted and six others had their cases dropped. Wuterich, who admitted ordering his squad to “shoot first, ask questions later” after a roadside bomb killed a fellow Marine, ended his manslaughter trial by pleading guilty on Monday to a single count of negligent dereliction of duty. The deal that dropped nine counts of manslaughter sparked outrage in the besieged Iraqi town and claims that the U.S. didn’t hold the military accountable. “I was expecting that the American judiciary would sentence this person to life in prison and that he would appear and confess in front of the whole world that he committed this crime, so that America could show itself as democratic and fair,” said survivor Awis Fahmi Hussein, showing his scars from a bul-

let wound to the back. Military judge Lt. Col. David Jones initially recommended the maximum sentence of three months for Wuterich, saying: “It’s difficult for the court to fathom negligent dereliction of duty worse than the facts in this case.” But after opening an envelope to look at the terms of the plea agreement as is procedure in military court, Jones announced the deal prevented any jail time for the Marine. “That’s very good for you obviously,” Jones said tersely to Wuterich. Jones did recommend that the sergeant’s rank be reduced to private, but decided not to cut two-thirds of his pay because the divorced father has sole custody of his three daughters. The rank reduction has to be approved by a Marine general, who already signed off on the plea deal. Wuterich read a statement apologizing to the victims’ families and said he never fired on or intended to harm innocent women and children. But he said his plea shouldn’t be seen as a statement that he believes his squad dishonored their country. “When my Marines and I cleared those houses that day, I responded to what I perceived as a threat and my intention was to eliminate that threat in order to keep the rest of my Marines alive,” he said. “So when I told my team to shoot first and ask questions later, the intent wasn’t that they would shoot civilians, it was that they would not hesitate in the face of the enemy.”

Answers to Monday’s questions: Pioneering airplane builder Glenn Curtiss won the title “champion aviator of the world” in 1909 at the first organized international air meet ever held. Averaging 46.5 miles an hour, he won $5,000 and the title in the 12.4-mile Gordon Bennett Cup Race at the Reims Air Meet held in France’s Champagne region. According to the Bible, Queen Esther’s Hebrew name was Hadassah. Today’s questions: What disease can be treated with a hormone found in the toxic saliva of the giant Gila monster? Why did the World Wrestling Federation change its name to World Wrestling Entertainment in 2002? Answers in Thursday’s Herald Today’s words: Oppignorate: to pawn Warmouth: the fresh-water sunfish of the eastern U.S.

Today’s joke: A mechanic was removing a cylinder head from the motor of a Harley motorcycle when he spotted a well-known heart surgeon in his shop. The surgeon was there, waiting for the service manager to come and take a look at his bike. The mechanic shouted across the garage, “Hey, Doc, can I ask you a question?” The surgeon, a bit surprised, walked over to the mechanic working on the motorcycle. The mechanic straightened up, wiped his hands on a rag and asked, “So Doc, look at this engine. I open its heart, take valves out, fix ‘em, put ‘em back in and when I finish, it works just like new. So how come I get such a small salary and you get the really big bucks when you and I are doing basically the same work?” The surgeon paused, smiled and leaned over, and whispered to the mechanic... “Try doing it with the engine running.”