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The Delphos Optimist Club is offering the opportunity to compete for scholarships in its By DEREK KRAVITZ ing they owe more than their International Essay Contest. The Associated Press homes are worth. The settleStudents who were 18 or ment would help 1 million younger by Dec. 31, 2011, WASHINGTON — A of them. and who live within the landmark $25 billion settle“The total number of dolboundaries of the Delphos ment with the nation’s top lars is still small compared City School District are mortgage lenders was hailed to the value of the mortgages eligible. Applications by government officials that are underwater,” said are available from Essay Thursday as long-overdue Richard Green, director of Contest Coordinator Gary relief for victims of foreclo- the University of Southern Levitt at 419-303-5482 or sure abuses. But consumer California’s Lusk Center for by contacting the Museum advocates countered that far Real Estate. of Postal History at 339 too few people will benefit. Federal and state officials N. Main St. in Delphos. The deal will reduce loans announced that 49 states The assigned topic is for only a fraction of those joined the settlement with “How My Positive Outlook Americans who owe more five of the nation’s biggest Benefits My Community.” than their homes are worth. lenders. Oklahoma struck a Completed essays and It will also send checks to separate deal with the five applications must be subothers who were improper- banks. Government officials mitted by 5 p.m. Feb. 21 ly foreclosed upon. But the are still negotiating with 14 or postmarked Feb. 21 amounts are modest. other lenders to join. and may be mailed to: And few think the deal Bank of America will pay Gary Levitt, PO Box 174, will do much to help strug- the most to borrowers: nearDelphos Ohio 45833-0174. gling homeowners keep their ly $8.6 billion. Wells Fargo The winning author homes or to benefit those who will pay about $4.3 billion, will receive $100 and will Mike Ford photo have already lost theirs. JPMorgan Chase roughly have their entry forwarded Proposed Senate Bill 27 would ban smoking inside a vehicle whenever a child younger About 11 million houseto the Ohio District Essay than age 6 is in the car. See BANK, page 2 holds are underwater, meanContest Coordinator. At the district level, students will compete for a $2,500 scholarship. Each district winner will automatically advance to the Optimist International competition By JULIE CARR SMYTH hopes to involve both parties where winners will be awardin new legislation, a sentiThe Associated Press ed $6,000 for first place, BY MIKE FORD these kinds of things — not ment met with skepticism by $3,750 for second place and $2,250 for third place. COLUMBUS — Ohio “ ... I don’t smoke making them a legala sanc- lawmakers in the Senate some Democrats.concern over tion,” he said. “I get little For more information, Niehaus said The Centers for Disease and I don’t like chafed at what some people introduced a bill Thursday the law prompted a group of contact Levitt or a member of Control and Prevention call the ‘nanny state.’ They that would repeal a new law legislators to begin studying the Delphos Optimist Club. my kids to be reports there is no risk-free want a law for every problem overhauling the state’s elec- replacement measures months level of exposure to secondexposed to smok- so as to make it a crime but tion process, ignoring warn- ago. He said legislators want hand tobacco smoke. In we have to be very vigilant. ings of a backlash from a to see some of the sweeping ing but other adults, the CDC says heart For everything we prescribe, coalition that wants to put the changes available to Ohioans Northwest Conference disease and lung cancer are people make other if people get used to ignor- repeal question to a popular in this year’s elections. two of the health conditions it, they have Wrestling Tournament “I recognize that partisan decisions. If par- ing other laws andless respect vote in November. caused by secondhand smoke. for the law in Columbus Grove High The law targeted for ref- supporters of the referendum It also causes numerous health ents take safety general.” School — in its new gymproblems in infants and chilThe bill was brought for- erendum by Fair Elections are now arguing against a measures such as ward by Senator Charleta Ohio would shorten the early repeal after publicly supportnasium — will host the dren, including severe asthma 2012 Northwest Conference attacks, respiratory infections, Tavares (D-Columbus). She voting period in the presi- ing the idea,” he said in a opening a winTournament (as well as the dential battleground state and statement. “I’m left to assume ear infections and Sudden is dow, it isn’t some- says this measure for geared make a host of other election they’ve been ordered by partiJunior High Tournament) Infant Death Syndrome. toward sticking up young starting at 10 a.m. Saturday A bill proposed in the Ohio thing we need to children who can’t speak up changes. It has been on hold san operatives to reverse their with 97 wrestlers entered. Senate seeks to take a stand on for themselves or refuse to since September, pending the position and keep this on the legislate, in my The tournament is a pool ballot in an effort to incite behalf of some children. Senate ride in a car with an adult who referendum vote this fall. format, with 2 pools of 4 and Bill 27 would ban smoking The coalition of labor, their base of supporters in a opinion. I think smokes in it. “Infants and young chilqualifiers paired for 1st, 3rd, inside a vehicle whenever a education is the dren below the age of 6 have clergy aand some Democrats presidential election.” child younger than age 6 is in 5th and 7th places. If there He called on the group to said at news conference earthe car. It has yet to be heard best way to deal not yet fully developed their lier Thursday that they will “put aside the hyper-partisan are six or less wrestlers in in committee and therefore, systems a weight, a full round-robin and join us the with these kinds respiratorysecondhand so the oppose any parts ofmoveslaw press conferences responsible one Tri-county representative impact of smoke that the legislature will be wrestled with placto in discussing a says he has yet to form a final of things — not in a confined small space is preserve between now and the compromise.” ers awarded by criteria. opinion. However, Senator more harmful to them. Based Nov. 6 election. The group Allen East won the team At the news conference, making them a Keith Faber (R-Celina) tends on the U.S. Surgeon General, threatened to mount a second Fair Elections Ohio responded championship in 2011, to shy away from supporting legal sanction.” there is no safe level of sec- signature drive against any also to Republican Secretary followed by Columbus “nanny state” legislation. ondhand smoke and it is more Grove and Bluffton. replacement bill and to pur- of State Jon Husted’s pro“Generally, I oppose this — Senator Keith harmful than primary smok- sue litigation. Returning state qualifiers sort of concept for a number posal last month that the elecFaber (R-Celina) ing, especially in small and include Jefferson’s Curtis But Republican Senate tion law be scrapped so that of reasons. The first is that you confined spaces. Also, very Miller (215), Bluffton’s can’t place so many restricyoung children cannot ver- President Tom Niehaus said it won’t appear on the fall Zach Wilson (4th at 140) tions on parenting. I don’t safety measures such as open- balize their discomfort, make elements of the challenged ballots. Husted said the referand Allen East’s Cody smoke and I don’t like my ing a window, it isn’t some- decisions on their health and law need to be made available endum campaign to repeal the Lovejoy (6th at 171), Colt kids to be exposed to smok- thing we need to legislate, in safety and/or refuse to get into to Ohio voters in 2012, while law would confuse voters just Lovejoy (7th at 130) and other issues can wait until ing but other people make my opinion. I think education See LAW, page 2 See SMOKE, page 2 J.R. Conyers and LCC’s after the election. He said he other decisions. If parents take is the best way to deal with Brandon McCormick and David Gremling. Other local district qualifiers include Jefferson’s BY MIKE FORD on potholes. Colin McConnahea “Because of the new patching machine, and Tanner Vermule; we’ve been able to keep up on potholes; there By ANN SANNER Spencerville’s Trevor DELPHOS — In addition to the warmer aren’t too many huge potholes running around The Associated Press Bockey and Tyler Shumate; “In fact, I’m actu- winter affecting farmers, as The Herald report- town. Normally, we’re filling hundreds of potLincolnview’s Jacquobe year. we COLUMBUS — Celebrity Markward; and Columbus ally in a state of ed Wednesday, it’s also having an impact on holes the first part of thelike upWhenever40s, the city maintenance department. get decent temperatures, into the zookeeper Jack Hanna critiGrove’s Gavin Windau, shock right now Safety Service Director Greg Berquist says we can get the patcher out. The new patcher cized Ohio lawmakers Tregg Keysor, Brett the city was prepared for a usual amount can do that but the old one would freeze up in Sampson and Dylan Kleman. Thursday for not yet passing because, folks, of snow, ice and sleet to plow away. The the throttle,” he said. a bill to regulate exotic aniUnfortunately, the city has to spend money Forecast mals, months after authorities you’re not dealing large pile of salt can be used if needed as winter progresses, as well as into next year. fixing waterline issues because of the weather. shot dozens of lions, tigers, Partly cloudy with some little However, that’s not the only resource being “The freeze, thaw, freeze, thaw is tough on bears and other wild creaand cold issue of animals preserved. waterlines. The ground heats and fluctuates; tures let loose by their suiSaturday it moves, the have cidal owner. with high in here. You’re deal- city“The warmer temperatures are saving the the more burst like they more trouble we Main money because we haven’t had a bunch and lines did last week on A Republican state senator low 20s and ing with bombs.” of call-outs for snow removal and salt applica- and Ninth streets,” he concluded. from Zanesville, the eastern chance of tion. That helps with the overtime pay — we afternoon flurries. Wind chill Ohio city where the animals — Jack Hanna, normally have around 8-10 call-outs and were shot, had planned to 1-9 above zero. See page 2. celebrity zookeeper those are off-duty with six guys or more. If introduce a bill this week but it’s a really bad one, we’ll have guys from then said it was not ready. Index There is no new timetable for legislation hasn’t progressed. wastewater and parks help out. So, we could Obituaries 2 the measure. “In fact, I’m actually in have up to nine guys out on overtime. They State/Local 3 “What’s it going to take, a state of shock right now get time and a half plus benefits, so it comes Politics 4 everyone, to pass a bill? because, folks, you’re not out to around $40 per hour per person dependCommunity 5 Someone else getting killed?” dealing with some little issue ing on their salary and benefits because they Sports 6-7 Hanna asked during his of animals here. You’re deal- fluctuate depending on what department they Classifieds 8 remarks to an Ohio newspa- ing with bombs,” Hanna work in and what their normal duty assigntold members of the Ohio ments are,” he said. Television 9 per trade group. Nancy Spencer photo Association Hanna, a former Columbus Newspaper Berquist also drives snowplows and World briefs 10 The warmer temperatures are saving the Zoo director who has given at their convention in removes snow from the middle of local roadanimal demonstrations Columbus. ways but says he does it for free. He also city money in overtime pay and salt usage. on national television for says the weather presents the maintenance If the trend continues, the city’s salt supply decades, said he can’t believe See HANNA, page 2 department with opportunities to stay ahead may extend over to next winter.

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Hanna said he has no power over the Ohio Legislature and isn’t running for office. But he said he has seen a tiger finish off a 2,000-pound water buffalo in less than 10 seconds and lions take down even larger animals in less than 30 seconds. “You probably don’t want to witness it,” he said. Ohio has some of the nation’s weakest restrictions on exotic pets. Efforts to strengthen the state’s law took on new urgency in October when authorities were forced to hunt down and kill 48 wild animals — including endangered Bengal tigers — after their owner freed them from his Zanesville farm and then committed suicide. In August 2010, a bear attacked and killed a caretaker during a feeding at the home of a man who also kept (Continued from page 1)

wolves and tigers on property near Cleveland. Hanna again defended the sheriff’s decision to kill the animals released from Terry Thompson’s Zanesville home. The animals destroyed included six black bears, two grizzlies, a baboon, a wolf and three mountain lions. State Sen. Troy Balderson, of Zanesville, had sent a letter last Friday to state lawmakers, asking them to sign on to his bill. He included some details about future regulations in his letter. For instance, the measure would immediately ban people from acquiring additional exotic animals. Zoo, circuses, sanctuaries and research facilities would be exempt. Owners of lions, tigers and other large animals, such as elephants and crocodiles, would be banned in 2014 from keeping the creatures unless they to reduce loans for about 1 million households that are at risk of foreclosure. The lenders will also send $2,000 each to about 750,000 Americans who were improperly foreclosed upon from 2008 through 2011. The banks will have three years to fulfill terms of the deal. The states have agreed not to pursue civil charges over the abuses covered by the settlement. Homeowners can still sue lenders on their own, and federal and state authorities can still pursue criminal charges. The deal, reached after 16 months of contentious negotiations, is subject to approval by a federal judge. It’s the biggest settlement involving a single industry since the $206 billion multistate tobacco deal in 1998. But for the many people who lost their homes to foreclosure in the past two years, some of them improperly, a check for $2,000 is small consolation.


applied to be a “private shelter” and met new caging requirements and care standards. Balderson said Tuesday the bill needed more work and wouldn’t be introduced this week. Asked to respond to Hanna’s comments Thursday, Balderson said in a statement: “The draft legislation continues to be a work in progress, which is complicated by such passion involving public safety and personal property. Therefore, we want to make sure we get it right, and that requires very careful dialogue with all interested parties.” Hanna said that on his travels around the world, he has frequently been asked whether the laws have been changed in Ohio as a result of the Zanesville hunt. “This is an international issue,” he said. “The world is waiting for what the law will be.” (Continued from page 1)

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$4.2 billion, Citigroup about $1.8 billion and Ally Financial $200 million. The banks will also pay state and federal governments $5.5 billion. The settlement ends a painful chapter of the financial crisis, when home values sank and millions edged toward foreclosure. Many companies processed foreclosures without verifying documents. Some employees signed papers they hadn’t read or used fake signatures to speed foreclosures — an action known as robosigning. President Barack Obama praised the settlement, saying it will “speed relief to the hardest-hit homeowners, end some of the most abusive practices of the mortgage industry and begin to turn the page on an era of recklessness that has left so much damage in its wake.” The deal requires the banks

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as state officials were trying to educate them on voting rules. He called for working on a new bill after the Nov. 6 election. Fair Elections leader Jennifer Brunner, a Democrat who preceded Husted as secretary of state, said legislators are trying to make an end run around the state constitution. “The fact that we have achieved this referendum, we have achieved consistent election procedures for Ohioans in 2012, and this really allows Ohioans to comply with the same rules from the last presidential election, this needs to be left alone,” she said. “When you have a referendum, it is a right that is reserved to the people under the constitution.” Republican House Speaker William Batchelder said he also has constitutional concerns. The state has no precedent for repealing a piece of legislation that’s in limbo because of a referendum. “Similar to the way my friends in the Senate were surprised to learn of the Secretary of State’s support for repeal of our election reform bill, I, too, was surprised to learn that the Senate is moving forward with legislation to repeal House Bill 194,” he said. “While there have been ongoing discussions with the Senate leadership on this issue, there has been no consensus or agreement, from my perspective, on whether outright repeal of the legislation was the most prudent course of action.” He said the House will continue to study the issue.

a car with a smoker,” she said. As written now, the bill would fine offenders $500 the first time and $250 thereafter. Tavares says the figures were borrowed from similar-level offenses already in the law. Unlike Faber, she doesn’t see a dichotomy between legislation and education; she says education is part of the bill’s goal. “The goal is to deter as well as educate the parents, guardians and the general public on the harmful health impacts of secondhand smoke, such as asthma, respiratory disease, SIDs and bronchitis,” she said. “Some have suggested using the child endangerment charge. However, I do not believe parents, guardians and adults want to intentionally harm the infant or child. Therefore, I did not want that kind of ugly stain on their record.” The CDC reports children whose parents smoke are sick more often; their lungs grow less than children who do not breathe secondhand smoke; and they get more bronchitis and pneumonia. Faber agrees parents should take measures to protect their children but wants government to be cautious about using legislation as a bully pulpit. “You can’t legislate good sense by criminalizing everything we do that is bad sense in society. We have certain amounts of discretion in our statutes. For example, with our distracted driving statute: If you’re not paying attention and not in control of the vehicle because you’re putting on makeup or eating or whatever, it’s an offense. We don’t have to list every possible distraction because the point is to pay attention and maintain control,” he said. “Parents have a large amount of discretion in their parenting decisions. However, we have legislation that makes being on drugs while you’re pregnant a form of neglect. Now, we haven’t done that with tobacco yet but at some point somebody’s going to suggest that, too.” VASQUEZ, Louis A., 72, of Lima, funeral services will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at Chiles-Laman Funeral and Cremation Services - Shawnee Chapel, Lima, with military rites by Veterans of Foreign Wars 1275 and the Navy Honor Guard. Burial will be in Gethsemani Cemetery at a later date. Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made online to the Wounded Warrior Project at

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High temperature Thursday in Delphos was 33 degrees, low was 23. High a year ago today was 16, low was a record-setting -10. Record high for today is 60, set in 1966. WEATHER FORECAST Tri-county Associated Press TONIGHT: Cloudy with a chance of snow showers through midnight. Then mostly cloudy with a chance of flurries after midnight. Colder. Lows around 15. North winds 10 to 20 mph. Chance of measurable precipitation 50 percent. SATURDAY: Partly cloudy. Chance of flurries in the afternoon. Colder. Highs in the lower 20s. Northwest winds 15 to 20 mph. Wind chills 1 below to 9 above zero. SATURDAY NIGHT: Partly cloudy. Lows 15 to 20. SUNDAY: Partly cloudy in the morning then clearing. Highs in the upper 20s. West winds 15 to 20 mph. Wind chills zero to 10 above zero in the morning. SUNDAY NIGHT, MONDAY: Mostly clear. Lows 15 to 20. Highs in the mid 30s. MONDAY NIGHT: Cloudy with a 40 percent chance of snow. Lows in the upper 20s. TUESDAY: Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of rain and snow. Highs in the upper 30s. TUESDAY NIGHT: Mostly cloudy. Chance of drizzle and flurries. Lows around 30. WEDNESDAY: Mostly cloudy. Highs in the lower 40s. WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain and snow. Lows in the upper 20s.

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Over 700 sophomores from the participating Vantage schools spent two hours at Vantage Career Center for Sophomore Visitation Day on Feb. 1. Each sophomore had the opportunity to investigate and explore two different career technical programs of interest to them. During each one-hour visit, there were hands-on activities, demonstrations and presentations prepared especially for the sophomores. Current Vantage students were available to talk to the 10th gradHow does that stethoscope work? Vantage Health Technology junior Katherine Steel ers, answer any questions from Antwerp explains to St. John’s sophomores on Visitation Day. they had and tell them what it’s really like to take careertechnical classes. This was a terrific opportunity for the sophomores to think about the different career fields available to them. Below are a few frequently asked questions and answers about coming to high school at Vantage. Q: Can I go to college after Vantage? A: About 40 percent of Vantage graduates continue their education immediately after high school graduation at a two or four year college. Students are urged to check with their guidance counselor to be sure that all requirements are met. Q: Can I participate in home school sports and activities? A:YES. Students are encouraged to stay involved Vantage Welding junior, Kasi Edwards, right, from Paulding, explains the flame cut- in extracurricular activities at ting process to visiting sophomores Kurt Hoersten from Jefferson, Andy May from St. their home school, such as sports, drama, etc. Vantage John’s and Collin Williams, also from Jefferson. has very active student organizations - BPA (Business

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By LAURIE KELLMAN Associated Press WASHINGTON — All of a sudden, abortion, contraception and gay marriage are at the center of American political discourse, with the struggling — though improving — economy pushed to the background. Social issues don’t typically dominate the discussion in shaky economies. But they do raise emotions important to factors like voter turnout. And they can be key tools for political candidates clamoring for attention, campaign cash or just a change of subject in an election year. “The public is reacting to what it’s hearing about,” said Andrew Kohut, president of the Pew Research Center. In a political season, he said, “when the red meat is thrown out there, the politicians are going to go after it.” The economy still tops the list of voters’ concerns and probably will still shape this presidential election. For now, at least, the culture wars of the 1990s are back. It’s not clear which party will benefit because the same group of voters that opposes abortion might split over gay marriage or whether cancer research should be immune from politics. And it’s not yet known to what extent, if at all, social issues will influence voters on Election Day. Jobs, jobs, jobs — it’s been the governing mantra of both parties since the economic bust of 2008, through President Barack Obama’s sweeping overhaul of health insurance and the 2010 elections that returned control of the House to Republicans. Since then, voters have turned angry while remaining anxious over the economy’s crawl toward stability. Republicans have been keen to blame the slow-motion progress on Obama in their drive to deny him a second term. Then, as the GOP nomination fight churned with no resolution in sight, the economy began to grow. Unemployment rates dipped. And a cascade of cultural political developments inspired a new set of talking points for the year’s crop of political hopefuls: —Supporters of Planned Parenthood, which provides abortion services, helped force the resignation of Susan G. Komen For the Cure executive Karen Handel after the breast cancer research group cut grants to the organization, then reversed course. —Catholic bishops began sparring with the White House over a new requirement that Catholic-affiliated institutions such as hospitals and schools must provide insurance coverage for birth control for their employees even though the church opposes artificial contraception. —A federal appeals court in California struck down the state’s gay marriage ban, prompting criticism from the Republican presidential candidates and others who charged that unelected judges were overruling the will of voters. For both parties, social policy puts key constituen-

DEAR EDITOR: Attention Van Wert County voters: the time to vote for two new county commissioners is upon us. There are several individuals running for the two open commission seats. I believe the two candidates with the most experience with the operation of county government are Sheriff Stan Owens and 911 Coordinator Kim Brandt. I also believe both of them will try to represent what is best for all Van Wert County residents at all times. Tom Wise, Van Wert


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One Year Ago • St. John’s Elementary School teacher Melissa Myers and her third grade students were the top fundraising class in the Allen County Humane Society’s “Pennies for Pets” drive. The class was treated to a visit and lunch Wednesday, making plenty of new friends of Humane Society residents. 25 Years Ago — 1987 • Jefferson Senior High School senior Bob Aldrich was presented the Zelma L. Yoh award by the Isaac Van Wert Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution after placing first in competition with other Van Wert County high school students. This is the first time a Delphos student has won the traveling trophy. • A four-point third quarter proved the Lincolnview Lancers’ downfall in their 46-36 loss to No. 6 Kalida Tuesday night at Lincolnview. The Lancers trailed 22-20 at the half but went into the final quarter down 35-24. Kalida’s Mary Peck led all scorers with 19 points. Lincolnview’s Diana Renner scored 14 and pulled down nine rebounds. Brenda Evans scored 12. • The Delphos Public Library is receiving an interior facelift. Ty Odenweller, owner of Quality Home Improvement, is the contractor for the renovation project. He said he has been filling cracks in the walls, framing windows and doorways, installing new paneling and painting. 50 Years Ago — 1962 • More than fifty persons from the area attended the Industrial Fire Safety Training Seminar held Thursday in the American Legion home in Van Wert. Floyd Schlereth of Delphos represented the Huffman Manufacturing Company’s local plant. Addresses on various topics relating to fire safety in industry were presented by a number of insurance executives and fire chiefs. • Members of Delphos’ Tau and Psi Chapters, Alpha Delta Omega Sorority were guests of Van Wert’s sister chapters, Lambda and Rho, at a Founders Day dinner and program held Thursday evening in Your’s and Mine Restaurant in Van Wert. Present from the Tau chapter were Mrs. Gene Buettner, Mrs. Lavon LaRue, Mrs. Don May, Mrs. Robert Turner and Mrs. Clark Williams. Psi chapter members present were May Ellen Gerdeman, Dianna Hammons, Mrs. Dean Mollenkopf, Mrs. Darrell Wieging and Janice Wannemacher. Eleven members of the Crusaders Class of the Christian Union Church met in the church basement with the election of officers the main business on the agenda. Officers are: Wendel Nance, president; Robert Prine, vice president; Joyce Nance, secretary, Lee Doyle, treasurer and Fern Winget, reporter. 75 Years Ago — 1937 • A nice sum was netted Tuesday evening at the social affair given in the Legion rooms under the sponsorship of the Auxiliary of the American Legion. Awards for high score in the respective games were made as follows: Henrietta Clement and Edgar Van Autreve in pinochle; Mrs. Tony Van Autreve and Gilbert Imber in five-hundred; Mrs. Ed. Wurst and Joseph Hummer in euchre; Mrs. William Murray in adult bunco; and Ladonna Clement and Wilbur Clinger in children’s buncho. • A most enjoyable meeting of the Delphos Kiwanis Club was held Tuesday night at the Beckman Hotel. The meeting took the form of a Fathers and Daughters banquet. Helen Margaret Savage gave two delightful vocal selections. Esther Leilich entertained with two vocal solos. Two piano selections were played by Elizabeth Horine. • The charter of the Beta Delphian chapter was signed Tuesday evening when the members convened at the home of Mrs. Ralph Weger, East Third Street. In the entertaining contests Marjorie Littlejohn, Grace Klein and Mrs. Herbert Buchanan received the honors. Helen Stallkamp gave a delightful program of piano selections.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is making a strong election-year push for an economic revival “built on American manufacturing.” But he faces an uphill slog, with little consensus even within his own party on how to do it. For decades, the United States has gradually shifted from creating goods to providing services. Fifty years ago, a third of U.S. jobs were in manufacturing. Now they account for just 9 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. A manufacturing renaissance is being preached both from the White House, on the GOP campaign trail and in Super Bowl commercials. Economists suggest plans to help boost manufacturing jobs may make more political sense than economic sense. Obama’s prescription for a manufacturing comeback will be fleshed out in the new budget he submits on Monday. He is proposing tax incentives to companies that move their overseas operations back to the United States, along with tax penalties for those that don’t, more training and additional education. But few of his ideas are likely to be enacted in this highlycharged election year. Since the recession officially ended nearly 2 1/2 years ago, manufacturing production has increased 15 percent, helped by the replacement of aging equipment and software and strong demand from foreign markets. But Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke told Congress this week that the rebound might not last: “More recently, the pace of growth in business investment has slowed, likely reflecting concerns about both the domestic outlook and developments in Europe.” There are political overtones to Obama’s State of the Union appeal for “an economy that’s built to last, an economy built on American manufacturing.” Polls show support for the president has slipped in Rust Belt battleground states he won in 2008. Helping manufacturers recover is also being talked up by Republican presidential contenders, who all blame Obama’s policies for contributing to the decline. Former Sen. Rick Santorum wants to eliminate the U.S. corporate tax completely for manufacturers, saying it would help put “men and women in this country who built this country back to work.” Mitt Romney’s get-tough rhetoric on China appears to be winning attention from workers and former workers in industries that have lost jobs to China. The former Massachusetts governor promises “to make America a more attractive place for manufacturers to invest.” Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich says we “badly need to rebuild our manufacturing base,” promoting job creation in the defense, energy and space industries. This heavy attention on manufacturing may be misplaced, economists suggest. “The vast majority of jobs in the future are going to be created in the service sector, not the manufacturing sector,” said Nigel Gault, chief U.S. economist for the consulting firm IHS Global Insight. He said he thought it was “a bit misleading” to focus so much on manufacturing.

cies at stake. Republicans are courting the religious conservatives that populate their base, including Catholics in battleground states like Ohio and Pennsylvania. Obama, meanwhile, is trying to preserve support among women, moderates and independents. On the presidential campaign trail, the GOP candidates competing for conservative votes presented themselves as foes of any efforts to remove religion and morals from public discourse. Some described those efforts in the language of war. Romney, a Mormon, is embracing social issues in a way he hasn’t to this point in the campaign as he fends off threats from two challengers. The Obama administration, he says, is waging “an assault on religion.” Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, a Catholic, says Democrats have “declared war on the Catholic Church.” Santorum’s resurgence has coincided with the surge in controversy over social issues. During a two-day sprint through Oklahoma and Texas, he used the marriage and contraception rulings on the two coasts to raise broader concerns that the courts and the Obama administration are “trying to shutter faith” and “push it out of the public square.” “They are taking faith and crushing it,” he told a Texas rally Monday. “When you marginalize faith in America, when you remove the pillar of God-given rights, then what’s left?”

Feds require consumer-friendly health plan briefs
By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated Press WASHINGTON — Don’t have the slightest clue what your health insurance covers? The Obama administration says that’s going to change. Officials announced Thursday that starting later this year private health plans will have to provide consumers with a user-friendly summary of what’s covered, along with key cost details such as copays and deductibles. Just six pages long. No fine print. And because the summaries will use a single standard format, it will allow “apples to apples” comparisons among health plans that aren’t possible now. That will help working spouses trying to pick between employer plans, as well as people who buy coverage directly from an insurance company. “If an insurance plan offers substandard coverage in some area, they won’t be able to hide it in dozens of pages of text,” said Medicare chief Marilyn Tavenner, who also oversees implementation of President Barack Obama’s health care law. Insurers and business groups were unhappy, calling it another costly new regulation under the overhaul. Consumer groups said the new summaries won’t be perfect, but called them a strong start. Employees should start seeing them during open enrollment season this fall. One shortcoming is that the summaries won’t include premiums. Administration officials said they ran into logistical problems trying to do that, and that premiums should be easily available anyway, either from their employer or directly from a health plan. Part of the problem with listing premiums is that insurers can currently charge more for the exact coverage to people in poor health. Although the health system overhaul itself continues to divide the public, a major poll last year found that 84 percent of Americans support insurance summaries. The requirement takes effect Sept. 23 and applies to all private insurance, including employer coverage and plans purchased individually, affecting about 150 million to 180 million Americans. Many big employers currently provide such information to workers during open enrollment. But the federal summary goes further. It requires something new — so-called coverage examples that give a ballpark estimate of the cost of treatment for a typical individual for two common health conditions: normal childbirth and managing diabetes. A preliminary version of the regulations also called for an example focusing on breast cancer. But Health and Human Services officials said that proved too complicated, since there are different approaches to treatment. “We didn’t take this off because (treatment) happens to be more expensive,” said Steve Larsen, head of the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight. “It just needed more work.” In the future, up to six such coverage examples may be required, he said. Advocates for cancer patients were disappointed. “I’m a little surprised by that,” said Stephen Finan, senior policy director at the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network. “The example was based on a standardized regimen of treatment, and it’s my understanding it was vetted by the National Cancer Institute. I don’t understand why they decided to leave it out.” The administration appears to have taken arguments from both sides into consideration.

Left behind: 10 states fleeing Bush’s education law
By KIMBERLY HEFLING and BEN FELLER Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Thursday declared that 10 states are free from the No Child Left Behind law, allowing them to scrap some of the most rigorous and unpopular mandates in American education. In exchange, the states are promising higher standards and more creative ways to measure what students are learning. “We can combine greater freedom with greater accountability,” Obama said from the White House. Plenty more states are bound to take up him up on the offer. The first 10 states to be declared free from the landmark education law are Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, Oklahoma and Tennessee. The only state that applied for the flexibility and did not get it, New Mexico, is working with the administration to get approval. A total of 28 other states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico have signaled that they, too, plan to flee the law in favor of their own plans. Yet the move is a tacit acknowledgement that the law’s main goal, getting all students up to speed in reading and math by 2014, is not within reach. The states excused from following the law no longer have to meet that deadline. Instead, they had to put forward plans showing they will prepare children for college and careers, set new targets for improving achievement among all students, reward the best performing schools and focus help on the ones doing the worst. Obama said he was acting because Congress had failed to update the law despite widespread agreement it needs to be fixed. “We’ve offered every state the same deal,” Obama said. “If you’re willing to set higher, more honest standards than the one ones that were set by No Child Left Behind, then we’re going to give you the flexibility to meet those standards.” Republicans have charged that by granting waivers, Obama was overreaching his authority. The executive action by Obama is one of his most prominent in an ongoing campaign to act on his own where Congress is rebuffing him. Obama called President George W. Bush’s most hyped domestic accomplishment an admirable but flawed effort that hurt students instead of helping them. No Child Left Behind was primarily designed to help the nation’s poor and minority children and was passed a decade ago with widespread bipartisan support. It has been up for renewal since 2007. But lawmakers have been stymied for years by competing priori-

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TODAY 1-4 p.m. — Interfaith Thrift Store is open for shopping. SATURDAY 8:30-11:30 a.m. — St. John’s High School recycle, 600 block of East Second Street. 9 a.m. - noon — Interfaith Thrift Store is open for shopping. St. Vincent DePaul Society, located at the east edge of the St. John’s High School parking lot, is open. Cloverdale recycle at village park. 10 a.m to 2 p.m. — Delphos Postal Museum is open. 12:15 p.m. — Testing of warning sirens by Delphos Fire and Rescue 1-3 p.m. — Delphos Canal Commission Museum, 241 N. Main St., is open. 7 p.m. — Bingo at St. John’s Little Theatre. SUNDAY 1-3 p.m. — The Delphos Canal Commission Museum, 241 N. Main St., is open. 1-4 p.m. — Putnam County Museum is open, 202 E. Main St. Kalida. MONDAY 11:30 a.m. — Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff Street. 6 p.m. — Middle Point Village Council meets 7-9 p.m. — The Delphos Canal Commission Annex Museum, 241 N. Main St., will be open. 7 p.m. — Marion Township trustees at township house. Middle Point council meets at town hall. 7:30 p.m. — Delphos American Legion Auxiliary meets at the post at 415 N. State St. 8 p.m. — Delphos City Schools Board of Education meets at the administration office. Delphos Knights of Columbus meet at the K of C hall. TUESDAY 11:30 a.m. — Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff Street. 6:30 p.m. — Delphos Lions Club, Eagles Lodge, 1600 E. Fifth St. 7:30 p.m. — Ottoville Emergency Medical Service members meet at the municipal building. Ottoville VFW Auxiliary members meet at the hall. Fort Jennings Local School District board members meet at the high school library. Alcoholics Anonymous, First Presbyterian Church, 310 W. Second St. 8:30 p.m. — Elida village council meets at the town hall. WEDNESDAY 9 a.m. - noon — Putnam County Museum is open, 202 E. Main St. Kalida. Please notify the Delphos Herald at 419-695-0015 if there are any corrections or additions to the Coming Events column.


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Knights of Columbus Scholarship Chairman Jerry Backus, front left, presents St. John’s senior Julia Dickman with the “Christopher Fund Scholarship” from the Delphos Knights of Columbus Council 1362 and The Ohio State Knights of Columbus as High School Principal Don Huysman, back left, and her parents, Gene and Patty Dickman look on.

K of C awards Dickman with ‘Christopher Fund Scholarship’
St. John’s senior Julia Dickman is this year’s recipient of the $1,000 “Christopher Fund Scholarship” from the Delphos Knights of Columbus Council 1362 and The Ohio State Knights of Columbus. Dickman, the daughter of Gene and Patty Dickman, currently carries a 4.0 GPA and ranks first in a class of 74. She has been active in her church, serving as greeter, Mass server, lector and is a member of the Liturgy Team. Scholastically, Dickman is a member of the National Honor Society, where she serves as treasurer; member of students council, also serving as treasurer; recipient of the Lima Elks Student of the Month Award; for October and was a Wellman Seeds Co. “Scholar of the Day” in Fall 2011. She is active with The Crest yearbook staff as editor and copy editor; participates in Crespi Society; Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD); St. John’s Marching Band as field commander; concert band, serving as band president; is involved in her high school Republican Club; and in sports, she participated in track and cross country

events. In the community, Dickman has participated in “40 Days for Life,” was second runnerup in the Canal Days Queen Pageant, is a member of the Venedocia Lads and Lassies and served as club treasurer, Shannon Theater is on the Van Wert County 119 S. Main St., Bluffton 4-H Fashion Board, sewed Star Wars: The Phantom Menace 3D (PG) Show times are blankets for expectant moth- every evening at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. with 4 p.m. Saturday and ers through “Pregnancy for Sunday. 2D show times are 1:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. All Life” and is a soup kitchen 3D seats are $6. volunteer. She plans to attend Ohio Norther University, Look to the Delphos Herald for all the latest in Ohio University or Xavier •LOCAL NEWS •LOCAL SPORTS University, majoring in phar•LOCAL INFORMATION macy or biology.


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Lady Jays dominate for 3 quarters; hold off Panthers in MAC

back in the game. The Jays built their largest lead of the evening — 38-16 on a Vorst DELPHOS — The Jefferson ROCKFORD — St. John’s basket at 6:50 — but then Wildcats girls basketball team controlled the first 24 minutes she picked up her fourth foul hosted Allen East in their of its girls basketball encoun- at 6:36 (fouled out at 2:34). hopes of coming closer to ter with Parkway Thursday The Panther pressure started a Northwest Conference title night at Panther Gymnasium. to have some results, forcing Thursday night at Jefferson nine turnovers in the High School. The result was a finale (18 all told). As 35-14 lead. Delphos did just that, pickwell, Harshman went ing up the 65-52 win over the However, the Lady berserk, scoring 14 of Mustangs. Panthers, bidding goodher points in the final bye for their final time Jefferson is guaranteed at 6:23. They got with- least a tie for the NWC title to five seniors, nearly in 10 — 49-39 on a and will win it outright if tripled their score in Harshman drive at 1:30 they beat the Bluffton Pirates the finale in making — but no closer. a game of it before Thursday in the regular-sea“We have to finish. son finale. Delphos improved the Blue Jays secured Reindel We played 24 great min- to 7-1 in the conference and a 51-41 Midwest utes and then didn’t fin- 12-6 overall, while Allen East Athletic Conference ish strong,” Grothouse added. fell to 9-9 on the season and triumph. “We played well for three “When Parkway stepped up 4-4 in the league. quarters, especially defen- the intensity on either end, we Jefferson came out strong, sively. We never really let didn’t match them. We don’t shooting the ball well taking them get into a rhythm offen- have the luxury of not play- a 10-2 lead with a 3-pointer sively,” St. John’s mentor ing with great intensity for 32 from freshman Brooke Culp. Dan Grothouse explained. minutes; we can’t afford any Another triple from senior “We rebounded well; we letups.” Kennedy Boggs extended the Megan Fisher (2 points) Jeffcats’ lead to 21-9 with didn’t give up many second chances. Offensively, once and Lauren Buchanan also 1:50 on the clock. A 3-point played their final home play from Allen East’s Kaycee we settled down and games for the Panthers. Rowe brought the Mustangs started making extra “All I told them in within seven at the end of the passes, we had that the huddle at the start first, 21-14. inside-out action. The of the fourth period was first quarter, we had The second quarter was that we had nothing to back and forth as Allen East one pass and then a 3; lose; let’s go into our took its first lead with a triple for us, when we get ‘black-ball’ (full-court from Morgan Truex midway inside touches, that Tom Morris photo pressure defense and through. Senior Megan Gilden opens up easier 3-point see what happens,” went strong on the glass to looks. Plus, with four Jefferson senior Courtney Lewis collects the hoop-andVorst Kallas added. “We get the offensive putback for players in double digharm Thursday night as Allen East’s Erin Conkle is late its, that’s the kind of balance started to play at the level of Jefferson and give her team cutting her off. Lewis netted 16 points before leaving the energy that we have been all a 3-point advantage, 36-33, you’d like to see.” game late in the fourth with an injury as the Lady Wildcats Parkway coach Jeff Kallas year; it’s that simple. I don’t but the Mustangs notched the collared a 13-point NWC triumph. was definitely not as pleased know why we didn’t for the final two points of the half for JEFFERSON (65) 3-0-6, Lindsi Woods 2-1-5, Emily first three quarters; we waited a 36-35 scoreboard. as his counterpart. Samantha Thitoff 0-1-1, Courtney Allen 2-0-4, Haley Joseph 1-1-3, Kyra Delphos came out strong “We were lethargic for too long.” Lewis 6-1-16, Brooke Culp 3-1Plaugher 0-0-0, Abby Burley 0-0-0, 8, Kennedy Boggs 9-3-23, Katie London Richardson 3-2-8, Brianna St. John’s finished with in the second half, taking those three quarters. I don’t Goergens 0-0-0, Rileigh Stockwell Cotterman 0-0-0, Sadie Kirkendall 0-0know why,” he explained. 12-of-21 from the line a 7-point lead early in the 0-0-0, Gabrielle Pimpas 0-2-2, Megan 0. Totals 12-0-7-31. Gilden 3-1-7, Elizabeth Schosker 3-2JEFFERSON (22) (57.1%); 38 caroms third quarter with baskets “All year, we have 8. Totals 18-6-11/26-65. Sarah Thitoff 1-0-2, Heather (16 offensive); and 11 from senior Courtney Lewis played with great enerScore by Quarters: Pohlman 2-0-4, Lindsay Deuel 0-1fouls. Junior Jessica and Boggs. A 3-pointer from gy, flying all over the Allen East 14 21 13 4 - 52 1, Shelby Koenig 0-0-0, Makayla Binkley 0-0-0, Samantha Branham 1-0Recker added 10 points Mallie Kirkendall and a drive court. We have been Jefferson 21 15 15 14 - 65 2, Brooke Hesseling 1-0-3, Jasmine and three assists. The to the basket by Erin Conkle competitive, especially McDougall 1-0-2, Katie Goergens 3-1VARSITY Three-point goals: Allen East, 8. Totals 7-2-1-22. ALLEN EAST (52) Lady Jays meet up with brought Allen East within outside the MAC. For Kaycee Rowe 8-1-17, Mallie non-league archrival three going into the final eight Kirkendall 3-2-9, Morgan Truex 4-0- Kirkendall, Truex; Jefferson, Lewis 3, Score by Quarters: some reason tonight, Boggs 2, Culp. Ottoville 6 p.m. (junior minutes of action, 51-48. we didn’t do any of ----Allen East 9 6 4 12- 31 9, Lindsi Woods 1-0-2, Jadin Salyers JUNIOR VARSITY Jefferson 2 3 4 13 - 22 That is when the Wildcats 2-1-5, Kiley Lutes 0-0-0, Erin Conkle varsity start) Saturday that.” ALLEN EAST (31) Three-point goals: Allen East, put this one away. They went 1-3-5, Carly Clum 0-4-4. Totals 17-2at Ottoville. The Blue Jays (13Carly Clum 1-3-5, Kiley Lutes none; Jefferson, Goergens, Hesseling. 12/18-52. Parkway was 4-of5, 4-4 MAC) only Grothouse 6 on freebies (66.7%); trailed briefly this night — at 6-5 on a 2-ball with 28 boards (9 offenby senior Becca Harshman sive); and 16 fouls. They “We always do (turn it bench with four fouls. Not to was huge.” By Jim Cox (18 markers, 9 caroms) mid- visit Waynesfield-Goshen It was Senior Night, honor- over a lot),” said Shininger. worry, coach. Subs Courtney way through the low-scor- Monday. MIDDLE POINT - Gorman and Christine Stemen ing Lincolnview’s two seniors, “We average about 24 a game In JV action, the Blue Lincolnview rode clutch made two free throws apiece, Springer and Morgan Peel. and we shoot (free throws) ing first period. However, once Blue Jay senior Shelby Jays earned the same overall fourth-quarter free-throw sandwiched around a Farr Peel, who is out after minor about 45 percent as a team. Reindel (14 counters — 7 in record as the varsity (13-5, shooting to a 51-50 win over baseline 8-footer -- 41-40, surgery, was given the start That definitely hurt us at the Lincolnview, at 4:13. Farr put and also a gimme layup to end. We played better than we 6-2 MAC) with a 51-23 Paulding Thursday night. the period — and 12 The Lady Lancers are another one back but Claire put the Lancers up 2-0. There have been. I was pleased with blasting of the Panthers boards) hit two sinnow 6-13 overall, 2-6 in the Dye trumped that with a were three ties and three lead them at points and then there (8-10, 1-7 MAC). gles at 3:26, the Blue Sophomore Madison Northwest Conference. The 15-foot baseliner on an assist changes in the first quarter, were other things we need to and Gold never trailed from her twin sister. Two during which Farr scored 12 work on. We had a big lead. Kreeger poured in 18 Panthers are 3-15 and 1-7. again. That started There were two ties and point-blank baskets by Pease points, staking the visitors to That’s been a problem this markers to pace the visia 7-0 spurt to take a year; keeping it.” tors, whilw sophomore nine lead changes in a nail- had Paulding up 46-43 but a 16-15 lead after one. 12-6 edge on a triple Katie Dye and Claire Dye The second period was biting final period. It was a the Lancers’ pressure defense Ashly6nn Henderson by senior Courtney hampered by Paulding turn- led Lincolnview scoring with nice comeback by the home took over from there. countered with six for team after trailing 34-26 with Grothouse (10 markKatie Dye sliced inside for overs (8), balanced out by 21 and 11. Farr and Edwards the hosts. ers — 3 treys — and 7 2:03 left in the third period. a layup, then was fouled on cold Lincolnview shooting had 25 and 10 for Paulding. Recker dimes) at 1:30 before “She (Farr) dominated us The Lancers ended that quar- the dribble on three straight (3-for-15). Farr went scoresenior Haley Burtch VARSITY ter with a 7-0 run, despite hit- possessions. With the double- less in that quarter but the in the first quarter,” added ST. JOHN’S (51) (11 points) dropped a transibonus in effect, she cashed Panthers held on to a 25-22 Williamson. “She’s such a Courtney Grothouse 3-1-10, Madison ting only one out of four free tion deuce with 30 ticks on Zuber 0-0-0, Emilie Fischbach 0-0-0, throws, to close within one at in four of the six pressure- lead, thanks to an Abbey load. But I was pleased overShelby Reindel 4-5-14, Katie Vorst 7-1-15, 34-33 going into the last eight the board for a 12-8 spread. packed freebies -- 49-46, Edwards trey from the right all with our defense on her.” Erica Saine 0-2-2, Jessica Recker 3-3-10, The Jays were 4-of-14 in Julie Bonifas 0-0-0. Totals 12-5-12/21-51. minutes. Lincolnview (11-8) styLancers, with 47 seconds left. wing with 20 seconds left. PARKWAY (41) The fourth period started Farr took a pass from Sierra There were two ties and four mied Paulding 40-18 in the the stanza, 2-of-10 on 3-balls, Megan Fisher 1-0-2, Cami Hellwarth against the Panther 2-3 zone. 0-2-2, Hakey Burtch 5-0-11, Alicia with a Kaylee Thatcher layup McCullough and laid it in to lead changes during that frus- junior varsity game. Hannah Samaniego 0-0-0, Becca Harshman 8-2- off of a Katie Dye pass to give McCleery and Ashley Teman close the gap to one. Katie trating eight minutes. The Jays got better defen- 18, Haley Roehm 4-0-8, Lauren Buchanan There were no lead chang- led the Lancer scoring with 10 sively in the second stanza, 0-0-0, Sierra Fent 0-0-0, Terra Walls 0-0-0. Lincolnview a 35-34 lead. Dye made the first-of-2 free After a Paulding turnover, throws -- 50-48 with 0:18 on es in the third quarter. Another and nine. Suzanne Reinhart using their man-to-man exclu- Totals 17-1-4/6-41. Score by Quarters: Carley Springer was fouled the clock. Kaylee Thatcher 3-ball by Edwards, four points had seven for the Panthers sively to limit the Panthers St. John’s 12 12 11 16 - 51 on a putback and hit the sec- forced a Paulding turnover by Farr (a layup and 2-of-5 (5-13). Parkway 8 2 4 27 - 41 (6-12, 0-7 MAC) to one fieldThree-point goals: St. John’s, Lincolnview visits er (out of 4 tries, adding 8 of Grothouse 3, Reindel, Recker; Parkway, ond-of-2 -- 36-34. Freshman and Stemen split a pair at free throws) and a putback Julia Thatcher then went to the line with 11 seconds left of her own miss by Edwards Spencerville Thursday night Burtch. their game total of 14 mis----the line for a 1-and-1, hitting -- 51-48. With Panther coach pushed the Paulding lead to to finish the regular season. cues) from Harshman at the JUNIOR VARSITY Paulding (50) the first one but having it nul- Lyndsi Shininger screaming 34-26 before Lincolnview ST. JOHN’S (51) McCullough 3 1-4 8, Pease 2 1-5 5, 6-minute mark to trail 15-10. for a timeout, which she didn’t clawed its way back into it. Tara Vorst 2-1-5, Rebekah Fischer 3-0- lified by a lane violation. The Nardone 1 0-0 2, Farr 10 5-8 25, Owens The Jays then spent the rest of 9, Brooke Zuber 1-0-3, Emilie Grothouse Panthers’ Abby Pease and get, Paulding didn’t go for the Turnovers (25) and cold 0 0-0 0, Edwards 4 0-0 10, Shuherk 0 0-0-0, Madison the stanza building their lead, 0-0-0, Liz Winhover Benavidez 0-0-0, Julia Thatcher traded 1-for-2 tying 3 but got a last-second free-throw shooting (7-of-17 0-0 0, Bland 0 0-0 0, Reinhart 0 0-0 0. Kreeger 9-0-18, Halie with junior Katie Vorst (15 Sam Kramer 0-0-0, Samantha Wehri 4-0-8, performances from the stripe open layup by McCullough to -- 41%) doomed the Panthers Totals 20 7-17 50. Lincolnview (51) counters, 7 rebounds) lead- Colleen Schulte 2-1-6. Totals 17-5-2/3-51. before 6-0 senior Jessica Farr come up one point short. because they dominated the Kaylee Thatcher 3 0-0 6, Claire PARKWAY (23) ing the way with five. In fact, “I was just trying to hold field-goal shooting -- 43 per- Dye 5 0-2 11, Katie Dye 6 8-11 21, Zoey Pond 0-0-0, Kayla Walls 2-0-5, put back her own miss and 2, 3, her inside basket off a lob Tori Rutledge 0-0-0, Kaylie Jutte 2-0-4, added the and-1 to get the lead off putting them (Springer and cent (20-of-46) to 31 percent Peel 1 0-0 2-2Carley Springer 1 1-61-4 Gorman 0 2, Julia Thatcher 0 Kayleen Murphy 0-0-0, Ashlynn Henderson from Grothouse with 33 ticks 2-2-6, Rachel King 0-0-0, Whitney Rollins back for the visitors, 38-37, the Dye twins) back in for as (16-of-51) -- and the boards 1, Stemen 0 5-8 5, Devann Springer Lydia Heindel 2-0-4, Terra long as I could,” Williamson 33-26. The Lancers had only 0 0-0 0, McCleery 0 0-0 0. Totals 16 on the clock accounted for a 1-0-2, Kati Schumm 0-0-0, CheyenneWalls at 5:12. 0-0-0, Stant Lancer coach Dan said of his fourth-quarter bal- 13 turnovers. They weren’t 17-33 51. by quarters: 24-10 halftime lead. 0-0-0. Totals 8-1-4/10-23. Score Williamson was doing a bal- ancing act. “Courtney and good from the stripe either, Paulding 16 9 9 16 - 50 Though the Jays weren’t Score by Quarters: 16 11 - 51 St. John’s 9 15 ancing act at that point with Christine hit some big free cashing in only 17-of-33 Lincolnview 15 7 11 18 - 51 spectacular on offense — hit- Parkway 2 11 4 6 - 23 Three-point field goals: Paulding 3 throws and I was able to hold (52%), despite going 12-for- (Edwards 2, McCullough), Lincolnview Three-point goals: St. John’s, Fischer starters Springer, Katie Dye ting 17-of-46 shots for the 3, Zuber, Schulte; Parkway, K. Walls. and Claire Dye all on the off putting them back in. That 18 in the fourth quarter. 2 (Claire Dye, Katie Dye). night (5-of-25 downtown) for 37.0 percent — their defense was. They again had a great quarter on that end, limitstraight points as she hit a short jumper, then drained play. Columbus Grove scored the final four points By Charlie Warnimont ing the Panthers to 2-of-13 a 3-pointer in giving Ada a 24-20 lead that forced of the quarter as Ricker and Sydney McCluer hit Delphos Herald Correspondent shooting (18-of-48 overall, baskets, leaving Ada up 27-25 after 24 minutes. the home Bulldogs to call a timeout. 1-of-8 beyond the arc, for Ada went on a 5-0 run — Willeke scored all “The first half we shot the ball so poorly and we COLUMBUS GROVE – Neither Columbus 37.5%) in the third. Senior Grove or Ada showcased much offense during were shooting 8-, 10-footers and they could say the five, converting a 3-point play as she was fouled Haley Roehm (8 markers, 6 their Northwest Conference girls hardwood contest same thing,” Ada coach Neal Dumbaugh said. “I driving to the basket and got a friendly roll on an boards, 3 steals before foul- Thursday night. just knew we were going to go on a spurt and I said off-balance shot — to start the fourth quarter that ing out at 2:21 of the fourth) As the two teams struggled to find their offense, if we get a 10-0 run, it’s ball game. We went on that pushed that 2-point lead to seven at 32-25. McCluer had the only two baskets for Ada was able to put together an offensive surge in 7-0 and forced them to call a timeout. We didn’t responded with a 3-point play for Grove. Tori Wyss the hosts. Reindel and Vorst the third quarter that helped them pull away from shoot very well but neither did they.” and Stechschulte traded baskets for their respective (who picked up her third foul Columbus Grove for a 40-34 win. Both teams are “It was an ugly second half of basketball for us,” teams before Kenzie Fell hit a baseline jumper that late)‚ both had four, including 4-4 in the conference, while Ada is 10-8 overall. Columbus Grove coach Chad Ricker said. “We were had Ada up 36-30 with three minutes left 1-of-2 tosses from Reindel From there, Ada hit 4-of-7 free throws for their Ada trailed by three points at halftime and was getting good looks and just couldn’t hit anything. I with just over two minutes down 20-17 after two free throws by the Grove’s think we shot around 25 percent for the game and final points of the game, while Columbus Grove hit Anna Ricker. That’s when Ada went on a 7-0 run you are not going to win many games doing that. It another cold spell as they didn’t score until there left, for a 35-14 bulge. were 32 seconds left when McCluer split the Ada was a tough night offensively for us.” The Panthers then came that gave them the lead for good. Out of the timeout, Nikki Stechschulte hit a free defense for a layup. Tabby Jolliff pulled the visiting Bulldogs within out in full-court pressure defense as one last gasp to get one with a basket before Taylor Willeke scored five throw for Grove before Jolliff converted a 3-point See Bulldogs page 7


By MALLORY KEMPER The Delphos Herald

Jefferson clinches at least a tie in NWC hunt, slips past Allen East
up 57-52 with a 3-pointer from Lewis. A jumper from senior Elizabeth Schosker gave Jefferson a commanding 62-52 lead with 1:10 on the clock. Jefferson outscored Allen East 14-4 in the fourth quarter, making plays down the stretch by their senior leadership. Schosker, Lewis and Boggs all contributed with baskets in the fourth quarter to give Jefferson the NWC win over the young Allen East team. “Our seniors tonight stepped up big, especially Boggs and Lewis,” Jefferson mentor David Hoffman said. “We had a little bit more balanced scoring tonight and that’s what we have been looking for all year. We played really hard defense and it was a up and down all night but we did what we had to do and executed at the end.” Boggs led all scorers with 23 points, seven rebounds and four assists. Lewis had 16 points along with seven rebounds but left the game late with an injury. Schosker and Culp both finished with eight points. Gilden added seven points and 12 rebounds. “We are a young team and we have been progressing nicely over the season as we showed it tonight,” Allen East coach Jarrod Wehri said. “Jefferson is just a nice team all-around and our hustle and intensity was there and that is one thing that you have to have.” Rowe had a team-high 17 points, seven rebounds and three steals for Allen East. Kirkendall added 10 points and Truex nine points. Allen East won the junior varsity contest 31-22. Jefferson hosts Fort Jennings Monday.


Lady Lancers squeak by Paulding Panthers 51-50

Ada edges Columbus Grove in battle of Bulldogs

Friday, February 10, 2012

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No. 9 Murray State takes 1st loss of the season
The Associated Press MURRAY, Ky. — The 1975-76 Indiana team will remain the last Division I program to go undefeated. For the last 36 seasons the team that gave Bob Knight the first of his three national championships has had to wait for the day the last unbeaten lost. This season, it finally came Thursday night when No. 9 Murray State lost its first game of the season, 72-68 to Tennessee State, leaving no unbeatens in Division I. The last five seasons the final unbeaten team was ranked No. 1 in the country. The Racers’ No. 9 ranking was the best in school history and it came under Steve Prohm, who is not only in his first season at Murray State but in his first season as a head coach. “I doubt (I’ll get any sleep),” the 37-year-old Prohm said. “My parents are here, too. That’s what makes it even worse. (A loss) is terrible but then when your parents are here and they don’t see you a lot, it makes it even worse. It’s the first time they’ve ever seen a game here (that) we lost in six years.” Prohm was an assistant at Murray State before replacing Billy Kennedy last spring when he took the Texas A&M job. He accepted responsibility for the loss. Robert Covington had 17 points and eight rebounds to lead the Tigers. Isaiah Canaan had 31 points and six rebounds for Murray State (23-1, 11-1 Ohio Valley Conference). Murray State has won the last eight meetings against Tennessee State (16-10, 9-4) dating to 2008-09. “Isaiah had 31 and was 7-for-10 from the 3 and 10-for13 from the field and some of the shots he was hitting, you just sit over there as an opposing coach and say ‘Are you kidding me?’ You just can’t defend any better,” Tennessee State’s John Cooper said. “But I thought we did a much better job on him in the second half and down the stretch in limiting his touches, so he just did not control the game as much.” Covington hit a 3-pointer with 4 minutes left that gave Tennessee State a 65-62 lead. The Tigers led 69-68 when a turnover gave Murray State the ball with 11.2 seconds to play. Tennessee State stole the inbounds pass. Covington was fouled with 9.7 seconds left but he missed both free throws. Canaan turned the ball over and committed a foul with 3.5 seconds to play. Kenny Moore made two free throws to make it a 3-point lead. Murray State again turned the ball over on a long inbounds pass and Jordan Cyphers made 1-of-2 free throws to seal the upset. The Racers scored the first seven points of that game but they went more than 6 minutes without a field goal. The scoreless streak ended when Jewuan Long connected on a layup off a pass from Zay Jackson to give the Racers a 1-point lead. Jackson stole the ball with 33 seconds remaining in the first half. Canaan had the ball in his hands and as Prohm stood and pointed directions, the crowd stood and cheered. With 4 seconds left Canaan made a 3-pointer to give Murray State a 40-33 lead. Canaan finished 7-of-10 from 3-point range. There were nine lead changes — five in the second half. Tennessee State’s bench outscored Murray State’s 30-10.

Bulldogs. Reginald Buckner had 15 points and nine rebounds for Ole Miss (149, 4-5). Jarvis Summers scored 12 points and Jelan Kendrick added 11 for the Rebels. Mississippi State’s 13-game home winning streak is tied for the program’s second-longest since Humphrey Coliseum opened in 1975. NO. 21 WISCONSIN 68, MINNESOTA 61, OT MINNEAPOLIS — Wisconsin’s Jordan Taylor scored 27 points for his first college win in his home state. The Badgers (19-6, 8-4 Big Ten) failed to score over the last 7 1/2plus minutes of the second half while the Gophers (17-8, 5-7) dug out of a 13-point hole. Ryan Evans had 17 points and 11 rebounds for Wisconsin, which went 15-for-17 from the free-throw line in overtime. Rodney Williams and Andre Hollins guided a frantic comeback by the Gophers in the final minutes of regulation after they fell behind 49-36. The Badgers made only one basket over the last 9 1/2 minutes of the second half, a putback by Jared Berggren with 7:44 remaining. Both Austin Hollins and Andre Hollins had shots to win the game in the final seconds for Minnesota. Andre Hollins had 20 points, including five 3-pointers, and six rebounds for Minnesota, while Williams had 16 points. NO. 23 INDIANA 84, ILLINOIS 71 BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Cody Zeller scored 22 points and Victor Oladipo and Christian Watford both had 18 for Indiana (19-6, 7-6 Big Ten). D.J. Richardson scored 19 points, Meyers Leonard had 17 and Brandon Paul finished with 13 for Illinois (168, 5-6), which lost for the fifth time in six games. Zeller and Oladipo combined to make 5-of-6 free throws to start the decisive 15-6 run that gave Indiana a 77-65 lead with 4:49 to go. Illinois didn’t get closer than 10 the rest of the way.

Karl Schimmoeller photo

Stechschulte: Fort Jennings junior Kaitlin Stechschulte fires a jumper versus Perry Thursday night. The Lady Musketeers grabbed a 63-40 nonleague victory on the road.

Musketeers punish Commodores

Local Roundup

PERRY TOWNSHIP — The Schroeder sisters — junior Macy and senior Morgan — scored 18 and 10 points, respectively, to pace the Fort Jennings girls hardwood unit to a 63-40 thumping of host Perry Thursday night in non-league action. Macy Schroeder added four assists and four steals for the Lady Musketeers (7-11), who shot 26-of-50 from the floor (5-of-12 from 3) for 52 percent and 6-of-12 at the line (50%). They grabbed 24 boards and added 14 miscues. Perry (3-15) was led by Teysha Upshaw with 16 and Abbie Patton 12. Jennings visits Jefferson Monday.
FORT JENNINGS (63) Kaitlin Stechschulte 0-0-0, Morgan Schroeder 3-1-1-10, Macy Schroeder 3-4-0-18, Kelsey Von Lehmden 3-0-1-7, Ashley Gable 2-0-0-4, Cassie Lindeman 4-0-1-9, Gabbi German 3-0-0-6, Gina Stechschulte 2-0-3-7, Alyssa Schimmoeller 1-0-0-2. Totals 21-5-6/12-63. PERRY (40) Nah’Porchia Allen 1-0-0-2, Lexie Davis 3-0-1-7, Abbie Patton 3-2-0-12, Haley King 0-0-11, Courtney Trent 1-0-0-2, Teysha Upshaw 8-0-0-16. Totals 16-2-2-40. Score by Quarters: Ft. Jennings 17 19 10 17 - 63 Perry 8 11 9 12 - 40 Three-point goals: Fort Jennings, Macy Schroeder 4, Morgan Schroeder; Perry. Patton 2. JV score: 41-24 (Fort Jennings). -----

Wildkittens pummel Lady ’Dawgs

BATH TOWNSHIP — Bath’s girls basketball team roared off a 19-2 first period and never looked back in dominating Western Buckeye League foe Elida 62-15 Thursday night in The Bath Tub. The Wildkittens (16-2, 8-0 WBL) received 16 from Emily Ruhe and had 11 other girls score. Pacing the Bulldogs (4-15, 2-6 WBL) was Sabrina Kline with four. Elida visits Celina Thursday.
ELIDA (15) Sabrina Kline 4, Ashley Lowry 3, Brett Pauff 2, Torie McAdams 2, Ericka Smith 2, Kylie Downton 2. Totals 5-12-15. BATH (62) Emily Ruhe 16, Jessica Johns 9, Taylor Dackin 8, Maddie Clark 6, Katie Dackin 5, Alyssa Manley 5, Jenna Hollar 3, Audrey Brandon 2, Ellie Dackin 2, Maddie Dackin 2, Cassie Best 2, Brie Smith 2. Totals 16-5-15-62. Score by Quarters: Elida 2 5 4 4 - 15 Bath 19 15 15 13 - 62 Three-point goals: Elida, Lowry; Bath, Clark 2, Hollar, K. Dackin, Manley. JV score: 58-17 (Bath).

GONZAGA 73, NO. 16 SAINT MARY’S 59 SPOKANE, Wash. — Freshman Kevin Pangos scored 27 points and Gonzaga avenged a loss to the West Coast Conference leader. The win kept alive the hopes of Gonzaga (19-4, 9-2) to win its 12th consecutive regular-season title, the second-longest streak in Division 1 history after UCLA’s 13 straight. But the Zags will need somebody to beat Saint Mary’s (22-3, 11-1), which saw its 12-game winning streak snapped. Their last loss was Dec. 22 to No. 6 Baylor. Rob Sacre and Gary Bell Jr. each added 12 points for Gonzaga. Matthew Dellavedova had 20 points for Saint Mary’s, which shot just 38 percent from the field (21of-55), including going 5-of-21 from 3-point range. Gonzaga shot 52 percent (28of-53) and was 7-of-15 on 3s. The Bulldogs won the rebound battle 40-26. NO. 20 MISSISSIPPI ST. 70, MISSISSIPPI 60 STARKVILLE, Miss. — Arnett Moultrie scored 18 points and Dee Bost dished a career-high 13 assists for Mississippi State. Moultrie was 9-of-14 from the field. Bost had eight assists in the first half as the Bulldogs built a 40-27 lead. The senior’s 13 assists were the most by an SEC player this season. Mississippi State (19-5, 6-3 Southeastern Conference) scored the first eight points and never trailed. Renardo Sidney added 14 points and Rodney Hood scored 10 for the


Super Bowl XLVI was truly super

T-Birds swoop down on Lady Bearcats

LIMA — Lima Central Catholic had eight girls score at least two points as the Lady Thunderbirds grabbed a 49-42 Northwest Conference girls hardwood triumph Thursday night at Msgr. E.C. Herr Gymnasium. Lexi Kingsbery was high scorer for LCC (11-5, 6-2 NWC) with 11 and Stacia Allen added nine. The Bearcats (6-12, 3-5 NWC) were led by Emilee Meyer with 11 (3 treys) and Cortney Miller 10. They were warm from 2-point land — 8-of-15 — and added 6-of16 from 3-land. However, they were only 8-of-17 at the line. They grabbed 26 caroms (9 offensive) as Meyer had nine. They amassed seven assists (Miller 3), nine steals (Miller, Alyssa Mulholland and Jennifer Post 2 each), 24 turnovers and 11 fouls. Spencerville visits Perry 1 p.m. (JV start) Saturday.
SPENCERVILLE (42) Emilee Meyer 1-3-0-11, Cortney Miller 2-2-0-10, Alyssa Mulholland 0-1-4-7, Jennifer Post 3-0-1-7, Abby Freewalt 1-0-3-5, Schylar Miller 1-00-2, Katie Merriman 0-0-0-0. Totals 8/15-6/16-8/17-42. LIMA CENTRAL CATHOLIC (49) Shayna Niese 3, Meredith Shepherd 6, Kelly Ahman 2, Tylyn Taylor 7, Madison George 7, Lexi Kingsbery 11, Stacia Allen 9, Molly Clementz 4. Totals 10-7-8-49. Score by Quarters: Spencerville 15 8 6 13 - 42 Lima Cen. Cath. 16 13 9 11 - 49 Three-point goals: Spencerville, Meyer 3, C. Miller 2, Mulholland; Lima Central Catholic, Kingsbery 3, Allen 2, George, Niese. JV score: 47-35 (LCC). ----

VAN WERT The Van Wert Lady Cougar basketball team welcomed the Redskins of Wapak to the Cougars’ Den Thursday and honored their seniors on Senior Night. All three seniors played a big role in an easy 54-39 win over the Redskins. Guard Brooke Keber and forwards Alex Morrow and Molly Gamble were playing their last home game in the Den. Morrow paced the Lady Cougars with 18 points, seven rebounds and three blocks. Keber recorded 10 points and a pair of rebounds, while Gamble added six points, seven rebounds, two steals and a block. Van Wert dominated the middle two periods 26-12. Freshman forward Alexis Dowdy added 13 points for Van Wert. The Lady Cougars they move to 11-8 on the season (5-3 WBL) and next play at St. Marys Thursday. Shelby Warner led Wapak with 10 points. Wapak falls to 10-8 on the season, 5-3 in the WBL. The Redskins won the junior varsity contest 46-35.
Wapak (39) Henderson 1-5 0-0 2, Warner 3-15 1-2 11, Brown 1-10 0-1 2, McDevitt 1-4 2-4 4, Knippen 1-7 0-0 2, Schneider 1-2 0-1 3, HelmStetter 3-9 3-4 10, Watt 1-1 0-0 3, Stoner 1-2 0-0 2. Van Wert (54) Handy 0-2 1-3 2, Hall 0-0 2-2 2, Keber 4-8 0-1 10, L. Butler 1-1 2-2 4, A. Morrow 5-9 8-8 18, E. Morrow 0-4 0-0 0, Dowdy 5-12 3-4 13, Gamble 3-4 0-0 6, C. Butler 0-0 0-0 0, Doidge 0-0 0-0 0, Weigle 0-0 0-0 0. Score by Quarters: Wapak 8 3 9 19 -39 Van Wert 10 16 10 18 -54 Three-point goals: Wapak 5-24 (Warner 2-9, Watt 1-1, Schneider 1-1, Helmstetter 1-4, McDevitt 0-1, Henderson 0-2, Brown 0-6), Van Wert 2-9 (Keber 2-4, A. Morrow 0-1, Dowdy 0-1, E. Morrow 0-3).

Lady Cougars lock down Wapak 54-39 on Senior Night


That was a doggone good Super Bowl Sunday. It’s what we should get for the sport of professional football’s Ultimate Game. It wasn’t always so, was it? I can remember the thrashing teams like the Broncos got at the hands of the Washington Redskins, for example, or the San Francisco 49ers when they were clobbering Miami and other teams during their heyday. Or the Oakland-Anaheim-LosAngeles-Inglewood-San Antonio-London Raiders when they clubbed Philadelphia and Washington in other Super Bowls. Generally, though, especially in the last decade or so, the games have been far more competitive and entertaining. I don’t think there is anything more rotten for the NFL than to have its final game be a boring fiasco of a blowout. I am in agreement on the best commercial of the Super Bowl telecast: the Doritos ad with the dog bribing the man about “you didn’t see nuthin’.” There were some other instant classics, including the grandma “slinging the baby to get the Doritos from his teasing brother” and “the yogurt tease.”

Metcalfe’s Musings
I liked that one especially: the knuckleheaded guy deserved the head butt from his girlfriend!!! I smell rematch at Wrestlemania 28!!! I was watching the college basketball “Game Day” pre-game show Saturday morning on ESPN and they were talking about how, with all the shuffling about amongst various conferences, games like Kansas (staying in the Big 12) and Missouri (heading to the SEC) might not be played in the future. It comes down to what is going on in college football — that is driving all these moves — and the almighty and everlasting “Dollar!!!” Here is my take: I understand how everyone is fighting to get more dollars, especially from television, and trying to make their programs more lucrative. I get that.

However, are we going to lose the pageantry, the archrivalries — like Kansas and Missouri, for instance, or Texas and Texas A & M — in the process, the games that make the college game what it is? I don’t get that. To me, Kansas and Missouri should continue to play, hurt feelings be darned. I remember when UCLA and Notre Dame used to play a home and home men’s basketball series every year when The Wizard of Westwood and The Digger were roaming the sidelines, when “intersectional heavyweights” would play each other. Get rid of the “Cupcake U” games. I know these games: when Little Debbie A & I plays at Superpower Whomever; are there to make sure those powerhouses have more home games — thus more fans and more money — and the little guys get money to fuel their programs; but when these games are going to take precedence over the top-flight matchups that we all want to see, I have a queasy feeling in my craw. Sorry about this column not being in its usual slot in Thursday paper. It will be back in its normal spot next week.


(Continued from page 6) Ada had a solid game defensively: they contained Columbus Grove’s leading scorers in Ricker and Stechschulte (9 points each) and put a lot of pressure on point guard Katelyn Scott (4 assists) so she couldn’t find open teammates for shots. “I thought the key was Lindsay Simmons play on their point guard,” Dumbaugh added. “I thought she did a nice job pushing the ball out on the floor a little bit. Tori did a good job on Stechschulte and Taylor played well on Ricker. I liked our defensive

effort tonight. The girls gave a great effort.” “Give Ada credit; they defended well,” Ricker added. “They put a lot of pressure on our guards and we couldn’t get the ball to Nikki in the paint. I thought the key was their transition and offensive rebounding. We talked before the game the two keys were transition defense and rebounding, then the first four points they score were transition points and that’s really disappointing because we had just talked about that. Then they were getting a lot of offensive rebounds that were

leading to second and third shots.” Willeke led Ada with 18 points and five assists, while Jolliff had nine points and Fell eight. Simmons ripped down eight rebounds. Ada was 14-of-45 shooting (31 percent) for the game, 1-of-8 from 3-point range. McCluer added nine points to the Bulldogs’ total. Ricker pulled down 11 rebounds and had five assists and

Ada 14-45 11-17 40: Fell 2-4-8; Simmons 0-0-0; Rouch 0-0-0; Amburgey 0-0-0; Jolliff 4-1-9; Willeke 7-3-18; Gonzaga 0-0-0; Wyss 0-0-0. Columbus Grove 11-40 11-15 34: Ricker 2-5-9; Brubaker 2-0-5; Utendorf 0-0-0; Stechschulte 3-3-9; Karhoff 0-2-2; Halker 0-0-0; McCluer 4-1-9 Scott 0-0-0. Score by Quarters: Ada 8 7 12 13 – 40 Columbus Grove 7 11 7 9 – 34

Stechschulte had six rebounds. Columbus Grove was 11-of40 from the floor (28%), 1-of9 from 3-point range. Columbus Grove’s junior varsity opened the evening in defeating Ada 48-27.

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Dear Annie: I have loved hesitant to force a mentally a gay man all my life, and ill or addicted child onto the I am now 64, so I know street. It breaks my heart to a little something about the see parents of young adults problem. I work in an office where wringing their hands over a 35-year-old man is dating a their child’s substance abuse, female co-worker who is 50. bipolar disorder or whatever, I believe they both care for when that child could have each other, but he is conceal- been forced into treatment ing his sexual orientation. I years earlier. Please, parents, happen to know he has a recognize this window of opportunity when you have boyfriend in another city. it. -- A Concerned I have not Psychologist mentioned this to D e a r anyone not only Concerned: because it could Unfortunately, it hurt his position can be difficult to in our conservarecognize the severtive company, but ity of the problem also because it’s at the time, and not my business. some things, like However, I’ve schizophrenia, are begun to wonder not apparent until whether I ought to the child is older. say something to his girlfriend. She Annie’s Mailbox Parents do the best they can, but those is going through hell. He’s nice to her and who fear their child is sliptakes her out to lunch often, ping away should make sure and she reports their doings to seek help while they still with stars in her eyes. Then have the opportunity. Dear Annie: I agree with they will fight, and she avoids him while he waits to get your advice to “Left-Out Sister,” but why does she back in her good graces. She doesn’t understand wait for her older sister to tell what’s going on, and she’s her what the Sunday plans miserable. I don’t think he’s are? Why doesn’t she initigoing to tell her the truth, ate a chat so they can make and at this point, she would plans together? Or she could be furious if she knew he has make her own plans with Dad been leading her on. What if she wants. She knows that would you suggest? Should Sunday comes around every I butt in to save her? I still week. There’s no reason for have to work with both of her to always be left hanging. She sounds too passive. She them. -- No Name, No City Dear No Name: We needs to get involved and strongly urge you to stay ask what’s up for the weekout of this. Your female co- end and become part of the worker realizes she is miser- decision-making. -- P.J. able in this relationship, but Annie’s Mailbox is written is still unwilling to break it off. Unless there is physi- by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy cal abuse, relationship issues Sugar, longtime editors of the between co-workers are not Ann Landers column. Please your business. It’s very likely email your questions to that your comments would be, resented, and this could dam- or write to: Annie’s Mailbox, c/o Creators Syndicate, 737 age your work environment. Dear Annie: I am a psy- 3rd Street, Hermosa Beach, chologist with a heartfelt CA 90254. piece of advice for those whose teenage children are struggling with addictions or other issues, and who aren’t facing the situation squarely. Many parents hope their teen will “grow out of it.” The problem is, most don’t. When the child is under age 18, parents still have lots of power. They can sign their child into a treatment center and communicate with the doctors. This power is lost once the child reaches 18. Doctors are not allowed to talk with family members of legal adults unless the child signs consent. And an angry young adult who resists treatment is not likely to sign (or attend treatment, for that matter). Yes, parents can tell the child that treatment is a condition of financial support, but this can backfire because parents are understandably

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By ANNE GEARAN and JULIE PACE Associated Press WASHINGTON — The United States and its allies believe the window to stop Iran from building a bomb is quickly closing, pushing conflict with the Islamic republic to the top of the Obama administration’s national security worries in the midst of an election year. After years of diplomatic deadlock, Iran’s nuclear program has advanced to the point where experts say work on a bomb could begin within a year. That progress has moved the once far-fetched possibility of a pre-emptive U.S. or Israeli strike on Iran’s nuclear sites to the forefront of the urgent debate over how to prevent Tehran from joining the nuclear club. The prospect of a military strike on Iran is still unlikely. The U.S. insists diplomacy and economic coercion are its main focus, and a military strike would be its last option to stop an Iranian bomb. The United States has a “very good estimate” of when Iran could produce a weapon, President Barack Obama said this week. He said that while he believes the standoff with Iran over its nuclear program can still be resolved through diplomacy, the U.S. has done extensive planning on a range of options. “We are prepared to exercise these options should they arise,” Obama said during an interview with NBC. He said Israel has not made a decision about whether to launch its own strike. Iran claims its nuclear program is not aimed at building a bomb, but it has refused to drop suspect elements of the program. In November, the International Atomic Energy Agency issued a scathing assessment of the Iranian nuclear program, calling it disturbing and possibly dangerous. The IAEA, a United Nations body, said it had “serious concerns regarding possible military dimensions” of a program Iran claims is not intended to build a weapon. Close U.S. ally Israel is driving much of the burst of international attention now focused on the likelihood of an Iranian bomb and what to do about it. “When a country that refers to you as a ‘cancerous tumor’ is inching, however slowly, toward a nuclear weapons capability, it’s understandably difficult to relax and keep quiet,” said Karim Sadjadpour, an Iran expert at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu frequently draws parallels between modernday Iran and Nazi Germany on the eve of the Holocaust. Last week, Defense Minister Ehud Barak said there is a growing global understanding that military action may be necessary. For Obama, the threat that the United States might use military force must ring true to Iranian leaders while not sounding alarmist to Americans or jittery oil markets. He has been very cautious, which is why his recent, blunter words are notable. With the clock in mind, the Obama administration is moving much faster than expected to apply the heaviest economic penalties yet on Iran and the oil trade it relies on. This week came a surprise announcement of new sanctions on Iran’s central bank, a key to the regime’s oil profits. Previous rounds of penalties have not changed Iran’s course, but the U.S. and Europe, which just approved a first-ever oil embargo, argue that they finally have Iran’s attention. The new oil-focused sanctions are intended to cut the revenue Iran’s rulers can collect from the country’s oil business without roiling oil markets. While Obama has until late June to make a final decision on how to implement even stronger financial sanctions, a person advising the administration on the penalties said an announcement probably would come well ahead of that deadline. The adviser spoke on condition of anonymity because the White House plan is not final. Among the factors pushing up a decision: the possibility of a unilateral Israeli strike and the desire to avoid disrupting oil markets in the summer, when gasoline prices are usually already higher. With Republican presidential candidates questioning Obama’s toughness on Iran, the White House also has a political interest in

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Los Angeles school reopens amid sex abuse scandal
By CHRISTINA HOAG Associated Press LOS ANGELES — School got off to a rough start Thursday with students returning to class for the first time since their entire elementary school staff was replaced after two longtime teachers were accused of lewd acts on children. The teachers union president assailed the reassignment of teachers as a stunt, about 100 parents and students blasted the move, and some of the new teachers needed a bit of help from their charges. United Teachers Los Angeles President Warren Fletcher said teachers were being “tarred and stigmatized for no reason” and that grievances would be filed against Los Angeles Unified School District on behalf of some 85 reassigned teachers. “It is crystal clear that LAUSD doesn’t have a plan,” Fletcher said. “They’re making this up as they go along, and students at the school are paying the price.” The school had been closed for two days while the entire 120-member staff was replaced in an unprecedented move by the district. Superintendent John Deasy said the makeover was needed to clear the school from a cloud of distrust and suspicion stemming from the arrest of former third-grade teacher Mark Berndt, 61, who has been charged with 23 counts of lewd acts upon children, ages 6 to 10. Berndt is accused of feeding his semen to some students during “tasting games” in his classroom from 2005 to 2010. A second teacher, Martin Springer, 49, was arrested last week after two girls said he had fondled them in class in 2009. Springer pleaded not guilty after he was charged with committing three lewd acts on one girl in 2009. The other girl has since recanted her allegation. Springer was released from jail Thursday night after posting bond, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s

British fugitive found in rural US
By MARIA SUDEKUM Associated Press OZARK, Mo. — After nearly two decades as a fugitive, a British man suspected of driving off with an armored car loaded with cash worth about $1.5 million has been captured in southwest Missouri, where he appeared in federal court wearing blue jeans and asking for a courtappointed defense attorney because he didn’t have enough money to hire one. Edward John Maher, once dubbed “Fast Eddie” in news reports after the 1993 heist, is accused of stealing the armored car while a fellow security guard made a delivery to a bank in Suffolk, England. The van was later abandoned. Fifty bags containing coins and notes worth 1 million pounds — then about $1.5 million — were missing. And so was Maher. According to U.S. property records, Maher, 56, appears to have been in the U.S. for years, moving around New England, the South and the Midwest. News reports from 1993 said he had dreamed of living in the U.S., where he wanted to open a flight school. FBI spokeswoman Bridget Patton said federal officials do not know what happened to the money. Maher was arrested Wednesday in an apartment in the town of Ozark, 160 miles southeast of Kansas City, where authorities said he was living under a brother’s name, Michael Maher, and working as a cable installer. Edward Maher’s guise began unraveling Monday when Ozark police received a tip that a man going by that name was a fugitive from By PALLAVI GOGOI AP Business Writer

website. He had been held on $300,000 bail. His next court date is scheduled for Feb. 16. About 100 parents and children protested with signs saying “Give us our teachers back” and chanting “no new teachers” as TV cameras rolled. Parents also attended a meeting with the new principal, but many emerged dissatisfied, saying the district went overboard. “My son liked his teacher,” said Jose Vargas, shaking his head. Deasy said replacing the staff, from janitors to principal, was necessary to restore trust among parents in the largely poor, Latino neighborhood of unincorporated Los Angeles County. Whether any of the previous staff will return to Miramonte will be determined after the district completes its investigation into how Berndt’s alleged activities went undetected for so long, he said. The teachers were told via a notice of administrative transfer that on Monday they will report to a nearby unfinished high school, where they will be interviewed while the investigation is ongoing. In the classrooms they left behind, children and teachers were adjusting. In Martha Cedeno’s first-grade class, pupils told her where to find the physical education schedule and explained they were to play volleyball, according to a pool report. Another new face was in the class — counselor Gina Adelman, who had the kids write a farewell letter to their old teacher. Counselors will be present in the classes for the rest of the school year. One student wrote “you had to go because of somebody evil,” Adelman said. Others wrote “you were a good teacher” and “I will miss you.” Parents were also offered the option of transferring their children to another school. District employees were on hand to give parents information about other elementary schools in a two-mile radius and charter schools.

Embalmer who misspoke takes speech case to Mass. high court
By DENISE LAVOIE AP Legal Affairs Writer

appearing to take a proactive approach to enforce the sanctions, rather than simply responding to a congressional deadline, the adviser said. The threat of military action is also used to strengthen the diplomacy. Countries like China, a major buyer of Iranian oil, don’t like sanctions but go along because opposing them may increase the likelihood of military action that would spike prices for the oil they buy, Sadjadpour said. White House national security spokesman Tommy Vietor would not comment on whether the timetable is being moved up. He rejected the idea that the administration is under the gun. “We said all options on are on the table. That is not bellicose and that is not new,” Vietor said. “What we’re trying to do is lead Iran to make a choice.” Israel’s president tried to reach out to Iranians with a message of peace, appealing for them to loom beyond the rising tensions. “We were not born enemies and there is no need to live as enemies,” Shimon Peres said Wednesday. But Israel has less time to act than the U.S. if it chooses to mount a strike alone, U.S. and other officials said. Because Israel has less firepower, its leaders assess that a unilateral strike would be most effective before summer. After that, by Israeli estimates, Iran may have been able to move too much of its nuclear operation underground, beyond the range of Israeli missile and bomb attacks.

After bailout, BofA rules the roost
NEW YORK — On a normal day, 4 billion shares of stock change hands on the New York Stock Exchange. One in 10 belongs to a single company. It’s not McDonald’s or IBM, both of which have been on a tear. It’s Bank of America — bailed out by the government three years ago, reviled for being part of the mortgage frenzy that helped wreck the economy and selling for not much more than an ATM fee. When the market goes up because of positive news about the economy, Bank of America stock shoots up past the stocks of other big banks. When traders get worried about Greek debt, Bank of America takes the biggest plunge. The big swings are not driven by a fundamental bet that the bank will be more profitable because the economy is getting better or a real concern that it will lose more money than others if there is a default in Greece. Instead, Bank of America is the stock of the moment for high-frequency trading, the supercomputer-driven buying and selling that barely existed a few years ago and now accounts for as much as twothirds of U.S. trading. The bank’s single-digit stock price and flood of shares on the market — three times as many as its nearest bigbank competitor — make it an attractive target for hedge funds and banks that employ high-powered, computerized trading. “The movement of Bank of America stock on most days has nothing to do with

Britain. An officer compared Maher’s driver’s license photo with a picture from 1993 and contacted the FBI, which also compared the photos and determined they were likely the same man. On the same day, Maher happened to be bailing his 23-year-old son out of jail in nearby Nixa when a police officer told him authorities suspected Maher was wanted in England, but they could not arrest him. Because there were no U.S. warrants for either Michael or Edward Maher, police had no reason to take him into custody. They arrested him later, after immigration officials determined he was in the U.S. illegally. According to an FBI affidavit, Maher’s son overheard what the officer had said and asked his father about it. The father “was irate,” the affidavit said. “Maher told his son that they would have to leave again and threatened to kill the person who tipped the police off about his identity.” The son, Lee King, had been jailed on some outstanding warrants that police found after a report of a domestic situation. Officers concluded it was just a verbal argument. The next day, Maher’s son was being interviewed by an FBI agent when his father called and said they had to leave immediately. The son refused to go. A short time later, Ozark police officers and federal agents saw Maher, a woman and a boy leaving their home carrying clothes. They were later seen checking into a local motel. The son contacted the FBI agent Wednesday and reported that his father had changed his mind about fleeing. If officers came to his home to arrest him, the son explained, the father would not resist. Maher was taken into custody a short time later. Bank of America,” says Joseph Saluzzi, co-founder of brokerage firm Themis Trading. In other words, the stock moves because it moves. Bank of America stock has risen or fallen 1 percent or more on 20 days this year. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index has only done it three times. For the year, Bank of America is up 46 percent, best of the 30 stocks that make up the Dow Jones industrial average. Big banks collectively are up 15 percent. In high-frequency trading, investors use computer algorithms to exploit small changes in a stock’s price. If a computer can seize on a stock like Bank of America a fraction of a second faster than the rest of the market, it can book a tiny profit.

Marines do damage control after photo
By JULIE WATSON Associated Press SAN DIEGO — The Marine Corps on Thursday once again did damage control after a photograph surfaced of a sniper team in Afghanistan posing in front of a flag with a logo resembling that of the notorious Nazi SS — a special unit that murdered millions of Jews, gypsies and others. The Corps said in a statement that using the symbol was not acceptable, but the Marines in the photograph taken in September 2010 will not be disciplined because investigators determined it was a naove mistake. In the photo taken in the Afghanistan district of Sangin in Helmand province, members of the Marine Corps unit are seen posing with guns in front of an American flag and a large, dark blue flag with what appear to be the letters “SS” in the shape of white jagged lightning bolts. The Marines believed the SS symbol was meant to represent “sniper scouts” and never intended to be associated with a racist organization, said Maj. Gabrielle Chapin, a spokeswoman at Camp Pendleton, where the Marines were based. “I don’t believe that the Marines involved would have ever used any type of symbol associated the Nazi Germany military criminal organization that committed mass atrocities in WWII,” Chapin said. “It’s not within who we are as Marines.” Camp Pendleton spokesman, Master Gunnery Sgt. Mark Oliva, said he did not know where the flag came from but it was likely the property of one of the Marines in the photograph. The Corps has used the incident as a training tool to talk to troops about what symbols are acceptable after it became aware of the photograph last November, Chapin said. The image has surfaced on an Internet blog, sparking widespread outrage and calls for a full investigation and punishment, including bringing those in the photograph and anyone who condoned it to court-martial.

BOSTON — Troy Schoeller admits he could have chosen his words more carefully when he talked to a reporter about bodies he worked on as an embalmer at a funeral home. Among a litany of graphic remarks Schoeller made was that he hates embalming fat people. He also described the body of a baby as a “bearskin rug” and made other crude observations about the difficulties of his work. After his comments were published in The Boston Phoenix, the state board that licenses funeral directors and embalmers revoked his license. Now Schoeller is challenging that punishment before the highest court in Massachusetts, arguing the revocation violates his constitutional right to free speech. “I didn’t lie about anything,” he said. “I didn’t say anything that was wrong.” Schoeller argues that state regulators chose to enforce a vague and overly broad provision of the code of conduct that prohibits funeral directors and embalmers from commenting on the condition of a body entrusted to their care. Funeral directors and embalmers routinely talk about their work in trade journals and other publications to inform a curious public, and the provision should not be interpreted as barring them from ever talking publicly about what they do, said his lawyer, Jason Benzaken. Schoeller is the first embalmer in Massachusetts to be disciplined on those grounds, the lawyer said. Schoeller’s statements were truthful, did not disclose confidential information and pertained to a matter of “legitimate public concern,” and were therefore protected by the First Amendment and the state constitution, Benzaken said. “People are interested in it; people have a right to know what happens to their deceased family members when they are brought into a funeral home,” he said. But the state Board of Registration of Funeral Directors and Embalmers found that Schoeller violated the code of conduct by talking about bodies in his care in an “unprofessional” manner. In the article, Schoeller discusses his specialty, reconstructive art, describing how he works to restore traumatized bodies so families can see their loved ones the way they knew them one more time. He also made graphic remarks about how the bodies of overweight people react to the embalming process — describing it, among other things, as “nasty” — and offered crude descriptions of his biological reactions to the fumes emanating from bodies. His remark about the infant came while he was describing how he started with a baby “that looked like a bearskin rug.” “I had to rebuild it in nine hours. I used everything: duct tape, masking tape, tissue builder, wound filler. ... I put, like, coat hangers and caulk in there and put him into a little baby outfit. He even weighed enough, too, because I packed his head and his chest. He looked awesome,” he said. Schoeller said his remarks were an attempt to show how he took pride in his work and how it is an art to him. “I tried to explain in my layman’s terms how some of these deceased people, how much work went into making them look good so the family could have a lasting impression for the last time,” he said. Schoeller said he would have used different language if he had realized his comments were going to be published. However, Schoeller also said the reporter took notes during their first meeting, so he knew whatever he said could be published. He said the second meeting was in a restaurant and much more casual, and he did not realize for much of the evening that the reporter was recording their conversation.

Answers to Thursday’s questions: The artist who created the iconic of Uncle Sam in the U.S. Army’s famous “I Want You” World War I recruitment poster, James Montgomery Flagg, was the model for Uncle Sam. He said he wanted to save money on modeling fees. The maximum speed of the Spirit of America and her sister Goodyear blimps in zero wind conditions is 52 mph. Their cruising speed is 35 mph. Today’s questions: A three-inch bronze bust of what Hollywood figure fetched $316,000 — more than any other item — at a 2004 auction of actress Katharine Hepburn’s estate? What was the original use of the term “tabloid?” Answers in Saturday’s Herald Today’s words: Crapaudine: swinging on top and bottom pivots like a door Ovine: a sheep The Outstanding National Debt as of 8 a.m. today at $15,342,030,867,048. The estimated population of the United States is 312,199,034, so each citizen’s share of this debt is $49,142. The National Debt has continued to increase an average of $3.97 billion per day since Sept. 28, 2007.