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Wednesday, March 28, 2012 Delphos, Ohio Jefferson Awards Froning headed to D.C., Ahten receives

Jefferson Awards

Froning headed to D.C., Ahten receives local award

Awards Froning headed to D.C., Ahten receives local award Nancy Spencer photos Jefferson Award winner Marlene

Nancy Spencer photos

Jefferson Award winner Marlene Froning, right, stands with Alberta Lee, generous sponsor of the cash awards for winners’ charities. Froning will attend the national ceremonies in Washington, D.C., in June.

BY NANCY SPENCER nspencer@delphosherald.com

LIMA — Marlene Froning

of Wapakoneta will travel to

Washington, D.C., in June to attend the National Jefferson Awards ceremony. Froning was chosen from eight local Jefferson Award

Upfront

Junior Optimists set garage sale

The Junior Optimist

Club will hold a garage sale from 2-8 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday

at 114 N. Main St. All proceeds go to Make

A Wish Foundation.

Sports

THURSDAY Baseball (5 p.m.):

St. John’s at Jefferson;

Lincolnview at Fort Jennings; Ottoville at Ayersville; Minster at Spencerville; Bryan at Elida; Crestview

at

Hicksville, 5 p.m.

Softball: Elida

at

LCC, 5 p.m.

Track and Field:

St. John’s/Coldwater

at Marion Local, 4:30

p.m.; Fort Jennings/ Ottoville at Paulding, 4:30 p.m.; Napoleon at

Van Wert, 5 p.m.; Ft. Recovery and Continental

at Crestview, 5 p.m.

Boys Tennis Elida at LCC, 4:30 p.m.

FRIDAY Baseball (5 p.m.):

Jefferson at Parkway; Columbus Grove at Leipsic (PCL)

Softball (5 p.m.): Ottoville

at

Allen East; Cory-Rawson

at

Columbus Grove;

Parkway at Van Wert.

Boys Tennis (4:30 p.m.):

Bath at Elida (WBL); Van Wert at Wapakoneta (WBL).

Forecast Clear and cool Thursday with high in low 50s. See page 2.
Forecast
Clear and
cool Thursday
with high
in low 50s.
See page 2.

Index

Obituaries

2

State/Local

3

Politics

4

Community

5

Sports

6-7

Church

8

Classifieds

10

Television

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World briefs

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10 Television 11 World briefs 12 Assembly. A decade later, the bill was being considered

Assembly. A decade later,

the bill was being considered again and she was contacted

by Gary Smith of Nationwide

Children’s Hospital because of a letter she had written years earlier. He was so moved by her words he asked her to come and speak at the hearing. After some very deep soul-searching, Froning knew she had to go and speak; there was no other option. The bill ended up pass- ing in Columbus and became law. From that point, Froning knew she had to do some- thing locally to improve awareness. She could not let someone else’s family suffer the way hers had. Within six weeks, she con- nected with the Wapakoneta police and fire departments, Auglaize County Sheriff DARE Program, the Brain Injury Association of Ohio and the Revolution Cycling Team, plus many more com- munity sponsors, to create the first annual Bicycle Safety Day in Wapakoneta. This day provides free properly-fitted

helmets to children, inspects their bicycle and has them

winners Tuesday evening. After Froning’s son, Keith, was killed in a bicycle acci- dent, she became an advocate for safer roadways and more education on bicycle safety in Wapakoneta. In 1998, she par- ticipated in the first attempt to win passage of a bicycle hel- met law in the Ohio General

Ottoville

Langhals fills Altenburger’s seat on village council

BY JARED DENMAN Staff writer

OTTOVILLE — During its Monday regular session,

Ottoville Village Council approved Tony Langhals

to fill Bob Altenburger’s recently-vacated council seat, voted to continue tax abate- ment agreements with two area businesses and commis- sioned an engineering firm to check the sewer infiltration problems. Langhals will complete Altenburger’s four-year term, which was renewed by vot- ers in January. Altenburger announced his resignation-

effective immediately at the February council meeting. The council voted to

continue the Community Reinvestment Agreement with Miller Precision Industries/ Bookcase Properties and an

Enterprise Zone Agreement with H&M Machine and Progressive Stamping. These agreements are property tax abatements to industries to promote economic growth.

The village commissioned Choice One engineering to

It’s My Passion

Jones ready to show his stuff

conduct a sewer bypass elimi-

nation study, citing locations where there is infiltration of ground water into the sewer lines and satisfying OEPA schedule of compliance. In other items, coun- cil passed Ordinance 2012- 01, amending refuse hauling and held the first reading of Ordinance 2012-02 in order

to change street addresses and

street names within the village

for 911, police and fire safety.

A possible wind turbine ordi-

nance was also discussed. Council also talked with the volunteer fire department chief about renovation of the fire station and possibly host- ing the Northwest Ohio Fire convention in the future. A chlorine leak detector was purchased for the water plant and the chamber of commerce informed council that Kahle Langhals of Kalida offered a donation of the foot-

er and re-rod for new village entrance signs. There was no rejection of

liquor permit renewals in the village. The next regular meeting

is set at 7 p.m. April 24.

village. The next regular meeting is set at 7 p.m. April 24. Jones BY STACY TAFF

Jones

BY STACY TAFF staff@delphosherald.com

DELPHOS—Jefferson HighSchoolfreshmanCameron Jones, 15, is no stranger to get- ting up on stage and playing his guitar for others. When he was told about the upcoming Ohio Has Talent! contest, he saw it as another opportunity to perform. “Emma Wurst actually was the one who told me about the contest,” he said.

“I thought it would be really

cool to play, get the chance to entertain people and maybe win some money.” Jones has been taking gui- tar lessons for over four years

and hopes to one day take his talent to the professional level. “I’ve been taking lessons over at Goodwin’s in Elida,” he said. “I’ve played in talent shows and music festivals. I

See JONES, page 3

ride through a bicycle rodeo course. Now in its fourth year, she has people in the community asking her when the next date is and if they can volunteer. Through her drive and determination she has created a safer, smarter community. Kay Ahten of Delphos was also among those eight local 2012 Jefferson Award winners Tuesday evening. While she didn’t take home the top prize, Ahten was thrilled to be able to bring home $350 for the Delphos Canal Commission. Ahten’s speech echoed most from the evening. “I didn’t do any of this alone,” she said. “There are so many other people who help. They deserve this award, too.” According to her nomina- tor: “In 2005, she and her husband, the late Ron Ahten, became trustees and volun- teers at the Delphos Canal Commission Museum. Over the years, she has stripped, recaned, glued and refinished furniture, as well as various kinds of repair work and

furniture, as well as various kinds of repair work and Local Jefferson Award winner Kay Ahten,

Local Jefferson Award winner Kay Ahten, right, says a few words after accepting her medallion and cash award. Amyre Makupson of Your Hometown Lima News Stations was Co-emcee.

a large part of the sanding, staining and sealing of the floors.”

maintenance at the museum. When the museum began plans to expand to the sec- ond floor, Ahten drew up the organizational plans and did

See JEFFERSON, page 3

It’s My Job

Kimmet lives his own ‘Law and Order’

By ED GEBERT Times Bulletin Editor

VAN WERT — Keeping track of what hap- pens in a courtroom can be a very complicated matter. Among the maze of witnesses, attor- neys, testimony, judge’s files, police reports, and evidence, one person is assigned the job of recording what happens. In the Van Wert County Court of Common Pleas, that person is Dennis Kimmet. At least for a little while longer. Kimmet is readying to step down from his

position on May 25, bringing an end to more than four decades of work in the legal system. For the last 14 years, he has worked at the

court, swearing in witnesses, recording testi- mony and performing various other duties. “We all wear numerous hats,” he said. “I hear constantly from people about county employees being overpaid and everything but

we all do a lot of jobs that in most places there would be numerous people doing the jobs one person does here.” Kimmet came to the court in 1998, not long after retiring as chief of police of the Delphos Police Department. “I was asked by Judge Sumner Walters, who I had worked with while I was chief of police. I had supervised probationers at that

side from the eastern half of the county. His court reporter/bailiff was going to retire and he asked me to come over and take his spot,” he remembered. So, after 27 years on the police force, Kimmet got to work on the legal end of things

— his own version of the TV series Law and

Order. “I got to see it from both ends: I got to see the police work; I got to see the court and what’s needed for court. It was different,” he admitted. “Oftentimes I would sit during trials or hearings and think, ‘When is the prosecutor going to ask this question?’ But they would manage to do a good job. We have been really lucky in Van Wert to have a host of assistant prosecutors who have done a good job, and Charlie Kennedy has been absolutely great to work with. They go the extra mile to make sure

things get done right. It’s really been nice to work with these people.” The group in the courtroom is a tight bunch. Each person is familiar with the others’ responsibilities and strengths. The attorneys

— whether prosecutors or defense lawyers —

work professionally to be sure justice is done. Another member of the courtroom crew, Frank Bowen, is retiring as chief probation offi- cer at the same time as Kimmet. Moving into Kimmet’s chair will be Mike Kirkendall, who will transition from Crime Victims’ Services to court reporter beginning in April. “This is a great group of people to work

with. Everybody that I work with is fun to be around. We’re all friends. We all try to help one another,” Kimmet noted. “I’m very fortu- nate that Judge Steele chose Mike Kirkendall to take my place. I think Mike will be an excel- lent person to fill in there. He has an extensive legal background. He’ll have his own ideas to bring to the job, and I wish him well.” He continued: “I can’t say anything bad about any of them. They have worked really hard. They’ve gone out of their way to provide a good service to the citizens. I’ve been lucky. Judge Walters left and went to the Court of Appeals and Judge Steele took over his posi- tion. Judge Steele has really been great to work for. His judicial demeanor — nothing ever

great to work for. His judicial demeanor — nothing ever Kimmet seems to upset him. He

Kimmet

seems to upset him. He has a cool head and

He’s just an excellent

judicial person. He takes his time and thinks things out.” Another unofficial duty for Kimmet came as he turned out to have an aptitude for minor computer maintenance around the courthouse. “It was kind of self-taught. One of our ser- vice providers was able to give me a bit of on-

the-job training and it saves us a lot of money. We were spending $60-80 a service call for people to come in to take care of what only took 10 minutes to do. I told them, ‘Let me try

it first. If I can’t get it done, then we’ll call that

person.’ You might have to wait a half-hour or

an hour or wait until lunch period but I’ll try to get it taken care of. The county doesn’t have that kind of money to spend,” he exclaimed. “It’s kind of rewarding to know you got a job done right.” The first 27 years of his career was spent in the uniform of the Delphos Police Department. He retired from the force in January 1998 only to move to the court position that April. His law enforcement career began right out of the service. “I came back from Vietnam in 1970 and started working part-time for the Delphos Police Department as an auxiliary police offi- cer. I went full-time in 1971. In that period of time, we had a lot of older officers and I pro- gressed through the ranks pretty fast. In 1976,

I took the Civil Service Exam and I scored

highest and was named chief of police a month later,” he shared. “I worked up until the time I retired. It was a lot of fun. I miss it.” Kimmet said in the 14 years since he left the department, there have been many changes, including the advancement of technology used in crime-solving. Another big change is the criminal case load. “When I first started at the court, we’d be lucky if we had 100 criminal cases a year. Now you can about triple that,” he observed. “It’s crazy. I would say 98 percent of our crime today is drug-related, whether doing something to help support their drug habit, or involved with drugs. We even see them come into the courtroom when they’re high.” After all this time as a policeman, then in the criminal court, Kimmet admitted that he is ready to get away from the negative atmosphere dealing with people who are in trouble and fac- ing punishment most of the time. Sometimes, it

See KIMMET, page 3

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Activists: 40 killed this week in north syria town

By Ben HUBBArD the Associated Press

BEIRUT — Syrian forces have captured a northern town from rebels after four days of fighting in which more than 40 people were killed and homes were burned down, activists said today. It was just the latest in a string of opposition strong- holds to fall to ruthless assaults by the better-equipped Syrian military. Activists also reported clashes between Syrian army units and rebels in the coun- try’s center and east. The fresh violence comes one day after President Bashar Assad said he has accepted a six-point U.N. plan to resolve the country’s year-long crisis, including a cease-fire. The Local Coordination Committees network said there were many unidentified corps- es and wounded people in the streets of Saraqeb, the north- ern opposition town that the military seized after a four-day offensive that began Sunday. As in other towns and cit- ies recaptured recently by the army, Syrian troops left behind a trail of death and destruc- tion. The LCC and another activ- ist group, the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, said hundreds of homes and shops in Saraqeb were pil- laged and burned, and most of the town’s residents fled along with the rebels. Activist Fadi al-Yassin in the northern province of Idlib said the army was now in full control of Saraqeb. He said

army defectors known as the Free Syrian Army resisted on the first day but then pulled out, fearing that they would bring more destruction on the town. “They fled because there was no way they were going to be able to face the regime’s huge military force,” he said by satellite phone. Saraqeb is on the main highway from the northern city of Aleppo and had an active FSA presence. Rebel fighters used it as a base to target army convoys nearby. Detailed information from the town was limited because the military was surrounding

it. Video from Saraqeb posted on the Internet appeared to back activists’ claims of mass destruction and pillaging. One video showed what appeared to be a destroyed home. Another showed burned out apartments, several burned cars and a row of shops with their shutters blown off. The slogan “Down with Bashar” was sprayed on one of the shut- ters. “Down with Iran’s dog,” read another. Iran is one of Syria’s last close allies. Al-Yassin said that of the roughly 50 people killed since Sunday, most were civilians. Some were rebel fighters. Another group, the Britain- based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, also reported more than 50 killed in the town in recent days. Elsewhere, three Syrian soldiers were killed in clash- es with rebels in the central province of Homs today. The Observatory said the fighting

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broke out when government forces tried to enter the town of Rastan, which is in the hands of army defectors. The activ- ist group also reported clashes in the Deir el-Zour province along the Iraqi border and said government troops fired mor- tars at the city of Homs. The fresh violence coin- cides with a new wave of inter- national diplomacy seeking to end the conflict that the U.N. says has left more than 9,000 people dead. Syria said Tuesday that Assad accepted a peace plan put forward by U.N.-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan. The plan calls for Damascus to immediately stop troop movements and use of heavy weapons in populated areas and to commit to a daily two- hour halt in fighting to allow humanitarian access and medi- cal evacuations. It also calls for a full cease- fire to be supervised by the U.N. so that all parties can discuss a political solution. Members of the fractured opposition struggling to end Assad’s rule accused him of using the plan to stall for time as his troops make a renewed push to finish off bastions of dissent. The U.S. and Britain, both of which have called on the Syrian president to step down, said Assad must back his words with action. The 22-member Arab League was discussing a new resolution on the Syria conflict at a summit in Baghdad. The body’s foreign ministers were expected to ask their heads of state to urge the Syrian regime to halt its crackdown on civil- ians and allow humanitarian groups into the country. The ministers were meeting in the Iraqi capital on Today, and heads of state will gather on Thursday.

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OBITUARIES

Patricia Lindeman

Patricia Lindeman, 68, of Delphos, died Tuesday at her residence. Arrangements are incom- plete at Harter and Schier Funeral Home.

Anna Clay

AnnaClay,76,diedTuesday

at Vancrest Healthcare Center in Van Wert. Arrangements are incom- plete at Harter an Schier Funeral Home.

WEATHER

Delphos weather

High temperature Tuesday in Delphos was 59 degrees, low was 29. High a year ago today was 41, low was 21. Record high for today is 85, set in 1990. Record low is 16, set in 1955. WeAtHer ForeCAst tri-county Associated Press

toniGHt: Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 30s. Northwest winds 5 to 15 mph. tHUrsDAY: Partly cloudy in the morning then clearing. Cooler. Highs in the lower 50s. North winds 5 to 10 mph. tHUrsDAY niGHt:

Mostly clear in the evening. Then partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain show- ers overnight. Lows in the mid 30s. East winds 5 to 10 mph. FriDAY: Partly cloudy in the morning then becoming mostly cloudy. A 50 percent chance of showers and thun- derstorms. Highs in the mid 50s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph shifting to the southwest in the afternoon. FriDAY niGHt: Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 40s.

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39-40-43-46-52-53-54-61-69- 71-72-73 robert eugene Gilbert Dec. 9, 1937-March 26, 2012 Robert

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Dec. 9, 1937-March 26, 2012 Robert Eugene Gilbert, 74,

of Columbia City, Ind., passed

away at 1:40 p.m. Monday at Parkview Huntington

Hospital, Huntington, Ind. Born on Dec. 9, 1937,

in Lima, he was the son of

Charles Leonard and Goldie

Marie (Toland) Gilbert, who preceded him in death.

On April 10, 1959, he mar-

ried Marjorie Annette Deubler

in Lima. She also preceded

him in death. Survivors include his eight children, Rhonda Brown of Ottoville, Robert (Mary) Gilbert of Continental,

Franklin Gilbert of Van Wert, Steven (Marie) Gilbert of Paulding, Michael (Susanne) Gilbert of Pooler, Ga.; Rebecca (Ben) Williams of Convoy, John (LaToshia) Gilbert of Columbia City and Jason Gilbert of Van Wert;

a brother, Ronald (Joyce)

Gilbert of Delphos; and 17 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by five brothers and sisters, Josephine, Deloris, Richard, Leonard and Nancy. Mr. Gilbert grew up in Lima and his adult lifetime was spent in Delphos and Van Wert. The past five years, he lived in Columbia City. He graduated from Lima Senior High School and he was a for- mer Walmart employee. His hobbies were water color and oil painting, sketching with pencil and he was also an avid fisherman. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at DeMoney-

Grimes Countryside Park Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Drive, Columbia City, Pastor Barry Faucett, retired pastor of New Hope Wesleyan Church, officiating.

Burial will follow at Greenhill Cemetery, Columbia City. Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorial gifts may be given in Mr. Gilbert’s mem- ory to the American Cancer Society. Visit demoneygrimes.com

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St. Rita’s Medical Center to Tony and Brittani Heindel of Celina.

He was welcomed home by

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TODAY IN HISTORY

By the Associated Press Today is Wednesday, March 28, the 88th day of 2012. There are 278 days left

in the year. today’s Highlight in History: In 1834, President Andrew Jackson was cen- sured by the Senate for tak- ing federal deposits from the

Bank of the United States. on this date:

In 1898, the Supreme Court ruled that a child born in the United States to two immi- grant parents was a citizen and could not be deported. Around 34.1 million Americans (more than 11 percent of the popula- tion) had at least one foreign- born parent in 2010. In 1939, the Spanish Civil War ended with the repub- lic’s surrender to Francisco Franco’s rebel forces. In 1969, Dwight D. Eisenhower died at Walter Reed General Hospital in Washignton, D.C. In 1979, the Three Mile Island nuclear plant malfunc- tioned, causing a near-critical meltdown. In 1984, the NFL’s Baltimore Colts franchise moved to Indianapolis. In 1990, U.S. President George Bush (1) presented the Congressional Medal of Honor posthumously to Jesse Owens for his humanitarian contributions. The medal was present to Owens’ window, Ruth S. Owens. today’s Birthdays:

Maxim Gorky (1868-1936), author; Jay Livingston (1915- 2001), composer; Freddie Bartholomew (1924-1992), actor; Mario Vargas Llosa (1936- ), author; Rick Barry (1944- ), basketball player; Ken Howard (1944- ), actor; Dianne Wiest (1948- ), actress; Reba McEntire (1955- ), singer/actress; Vince Vaughn (1970- ), actor; Lady Gaga (1986- ), singer.

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Linda Baker, who volun- teers with Ahten at the muse- um, said, “She was really the driving force behind the reno- vations to the second floor of the canal museum. If it hadn’t been for her, we’d still be working on it. None of us really knew how to get started and Kay came in and wrote up some plans and we used that as a road map to get it done.” Ahten’s nominator added, “she has quietly and self- lessly served her community as an outstanding volunteer. Kay became a member of the Delphos community in 1971 and over the past 40 years, her work at Trinity United Methodist Church has touched many members and ministries at the church. She has served as president of Trinity United Methodist Women, headed the Missions Committee, is craft director at vacation Bible School and served as Sunday School teacher. Over the years, Ahten and her husband planted a very large garden and she canned produce to sell to raise money for missions.” Ron passed away in 2008 after a battle with cancer. Instead of giving up her vol- unteer work, she seemed to take on more. Her nominator wrote, “She has made a profound differ- ence in her church benefiting, all of its members in mul- tiple ways. She played a huge part in the expansion of our museum. Because Kay is so humble about her volunteer- ism, I believe she deserves special recognition — not from the world — but from the Delphos community.” Other local winners include:

Art Brinkman and Jim Sherrick — “Barber Giving Bikes.” A simple act of kind- ness started the program in 2007, just before Christmas. That’s when the Silver Shears Barbershop owners decided to donate two bikes for under- privileged children instead of exchanging presents with each other. The following year, the barbers put out a jar for customers to contribute to the bike fund. The first week the jar was in the shop, they collected enough to pur- chase four bikes and by that Christmas, they raised enough for 37 bikes. Brinkman talked to other barbers around Lima. They have placed “Barbers for Bikes” collection jars in their shops and now they and their customers are donating to pur- chase bikes. The next three years, they set up a golf tour- nament, raising enough funds to purchase more than 100 bikes each year. Walmart has offered special pricing for the purchase of the bikes and the Lima Rotary Foundation has donated money to purchase bike helmets to go along with the bikes. Bill Hanz — Lima Family YMCA soccer program. Hanz has been a volunteer at the YMCA for over 30 years. He has been a mentor to kids as a volunteer youth soccer coach. When you talk to him about his soccer team, it really is never about the skill of his players but rather about their attitude or how he can help them to feel good about them- selves no matter what their skill level. Although winning is fun, the bigger picture to Hanz is each individual player feeling good about being part of a team and being accepted. Parents wrote that when their children were older and playing junior and high school soccer, Hanz could be found on the sidelines watching and encouraging the kids he coached as very young soccer players. Chas and Beth Myers — Putnam County Habitat for Humanity. The Myers were nominated for a Jefferson Award for their volunteer efforts with the Putnam County Habitat for Humanity. They have been involved in the Habitat cause since its 2009 inception in Putnam County. They have been instrumen- tal in the development of the local Habitat Charter and the creation of the Putnam County Habitat for Humanity Board of Directors. Their efforts combined with others brought about the successful construc- tion of three habitat homes in Putnam County with plans for two more to be constructed

in Putnam County with plans for two more to be constructed Local winner Kay Ahten, right,

Local winner Kay Ahten, right, enjoys dinner Tuesday at the Jefferson Award banquet with her son, Michael, and his wife Cary.

in 2012. Chas and Beth have pro- vided a strong foundation, outstanding leadership and experienced foresight which has allowed the Habitat move- ment to succeed in Putnam County. Chases leadership as president of the organization has encouraged the recruit- ment of residents to become involved in board and com- mittee work as well as con- struction projects. Beth has given countless hours to the organizational and paper work detail that is so necessary for all organizations. Beth has been outstanding in working with board members, volun- teers and outside organiza- tions to make Putnam County Habitat efforts successful and admirable. Because of their efforts and leadership, the Putnam County Habitat homes have been built to green specifica- tions and approved and recog- nized by the state as Energy Star homes. Ed Noble — Goodfellows and St. Mary’s Community Foundation. Noble’s volun- teer service to his community has touched thousands of lives. By word and by deed, Ed has throughout his life brought help to families in need, and in doing so an entire commu- nity has learned the lessons of service to others, and has emulated his example. Goodfellows is an infor- mal organization at distributes food baskets to families in need at Christmas. Tracing its roots to the Great Depression, Goodfellows really got a shot in the arm after World War II when Ed Noble as the Rotary Club’s representa- tive to the organization. He quickly assumed the leading role, which he continued for the next 60 years. Ed was the person who oversaw the food orders and coordinated contents of the baskets for the recipients. He was the driv- ing force to make sure needy families were added to the list. It must be emphasized that Goodfellows is an organiza- tion with no official structure. It was no coincidence that the community responded to the leadership of Ed Noble as the unofficial coordinator. With Ed’s retirement in 2011, the program continues under the auspices of the St. Marys Community Foundation. Suzanne Kaliher Plumb — Churches United Pantry. In 2004, a group of area pas- tors and church leaders work- ing with the West Ohio Food Bank, formed a new organiza- tion, Church United Pantry. The food pantry was formed to help local families through occasional emergencies. Plumb became a volunteer from the first day and almost

played during the break of a Nashville Crush performance. I also play with a youth band that’s directed by my guitar teacher at the Twist & Shout in Shawnee on Sundays.” “I like to entertain people,” he added. “I like to play for them, show off what I’ve been doing the last four years.”

While most people find contest auditions nerve- wracking, Jones enjoyed being in front of the judges. “It was really good. The judges were cool,” he said. “One of them said she was going to recommend me to her brother, Brent Mason. He plays for commercials and stuff like that. She said he would really like what I do.”

immediately joined the CUP Board of Directors. She cur- rently serves as board presi- dent, leading an organization of volunteers that coordinates an annual $30,000 budget and serves more than 20,000 per- sons annually. Tami Shobe — Children’s Medical Missions AMH. Children’s Medical Missions West is a one-woman show. Shobe spends many hours searching for host families, hospitals, and physicians who are willing to donate their time and services to the needs of these children, as well as organizing all of the fundrais- ing activities. She does this for no pay or compensation for her materials. Many families in poverty- stricken nations cannot afford or do not have necessary med- ical services available to them in their homeland. CMMW offers children an opportunity to come to the United States from Third World Countries, and finds them free medi- cal care. The children stay in the homes of host fami- lies. The host families care for the children as they recov- er from surgeries for spina bifida, club feet, cleft palates and other medical problems prior to them returning to their homes. Judges selected these eight individuals from 46 nomina- tions submitted for the pres-

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tigious national public ser- vice award. All eight winners received bronze medallions, cash awards for their volun- teer organization and recogni- tion at the Jefferson Awards banquet Tuesday. “Although we have select- ed eight of the 46 nominees to receive this award, every nom- ination is a winner because everything these people do makes our community a bet- ter place to live and raise a family,” Leila Osting, chair of the Jefferson Awards judges’ committee, said.

The Lima News, Your Hometown Lima Stations and the United Way of Greater Lima sponsor the local Jefferson Awards for volun- teer service in the community. Judges for the Jefferson Awards are Osting, chair; Alberta Lee, retired Allen County commissioner; Greg Myers from Auglaize County; Tom Hendrixson, WLIO vid- eographer; Louis Jennings, employee resource coordi- nator with UAW 1219, Lima Engine Plant, Ford Motor Company; Jeanne Beutler, executive director of United Way of Putnam County; Susan Munroe, president of the Van Wert Chamber of Commerce; Dave Roach from Delphos; and Tom Thompson, labor rep with United Way of Greater Lima.

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“(Happiness) always looks small while you hold it in your hands, but let it go and you learn at once how big and precious it is.”

— Maxim Gorky, author

once how big and precious it is.” — Maxim Gorky, author I T WAS NEWS THEN

IT WAS NEWS THEN

One Year Ago

• Kenidi Ulm was honored as the Student of the Month by

the Delphos Optimist Club. Alexa Plescher was honored as the Most Improved Student. Delphos City Schools Superintendent Jeff Price presented both students with a plaque and a certifi- cate for a $50 savings bond.

25 Years Ago — 1987

• Students of Marleen Wehri’s studio will present a piano

recital Sunday at St. Peter Lutheran Church. Students par- ticipating will be Renee Perrin, Greg Unverferth, Jimmy Mox, Kendra and Marshall Thompson, Amanda Miller,

Lindsay Schroeder, Katie Wehri, Margot Downey and Ranee Jostpille.

• Presented awards at the Young Farmers and Farm Wives

30th banquet were Chuck Hempfling, dairy and soybean effi- ciency award; Martha Miller, state award for fictional short story; James Miller, Young Farmer of the Year award and the corn efficiency award; Mike Pohlman, corn yield award; Jerry Luersman, beef and soybean efficiency award and Randy Pohlman, swine award winner.

50 Years Ago — 1962

• The Right Reverend Monsignor Carl F. Reineck, pastor

of St. John’s Catholic Church here, died today in Celina from

an acute myocardial infarction. Monsignor Reineck, pastor of St. John’s for almost 22 years, was ordained to the priesthood on Dec. 22, 1917. He arrived in Delphos on Nov. 15, 1940 and was installed as pastor on Nov. 17.

• Two new members were elected to the board of

directors of the Delphos Chamber of Commerce Tuesday and one member was re-elected. Mel Westrich was re-elected as a member of the retail division. New members elected were James Hemker and Edward Wiecher. Hemker was named to the retail division and Wiecher was named to the industrial

division.

• There was a good turnout for the inspection meeting of

Crescent Temple No. 50 Pythian Sisters held Tuesday evening

in the Knights of Pythias Hall. Honoring the Girl Scouts on their 50th anniversary, the meeting was preceded by piano solos presented by Cathy Thompson and Sandy Dancer, mem- bers of troop 247 of Delphos.

75 Years Ago — 1937

• One Delphos man, a former Delphos man and two others

well-known here are being mentioned in a list of 32 candidates for the appointment as federal judge. Richard Lindemann of this city, is one of the candidates for the important position. Judge John McCabe of Toledo, formerly of Delphos, is also on the eligible list. Judge E. E. Everett and Congressman Frank Kloeb are said to be the two leading candidates for the position.

• Members of Commemorative Post, Delphos American

Legion, met on Thursday night in regular session at their headquarters. It was decided that the Legion will sponsor a party for the Auxiliary members on the occasion of the

organization’s birthday anniversary. The final details of this party will be worked out by a committee com- posed of John Lloyd, chairman, Dale Miller and Linus Schmelzer.

• Richard Wulfhorst, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Wulfhorst,

North Pierce Street, has been named as a catcher on the Ohio State University Baseball Varsity team. Dick will be remembered here for his work with the St. John Blue Jays baseball team and also with the basketball team. He also played with amateur teams during the summer vacations and was known as one of the best amateur catchers in this district.

Moderately confused

Dems, GOP woo single women

STERLING, Va. (AP) — As a married woman, Marisa Hannum had her family’s con- servatism in mind when she backed Republicans in the 2008 and 2004 presidential elections. Now divorced, she is putting her own interests first as she weighs whether to vote for Democratic President Barack Obama or his Republican chal- lenger this fall. She’s an abortion opponent, worried about her finances and concerned for friends who can’t find jobs. She’s dumbfounded that anyone is questioning birth control in 2012. And she has only a glimmer of an idea of how she’ll vote in November. “Now I am a little bit better informed. But I am really on the fence,” says Hannum, 30, an assistant restaurant manager, as she stops by the post office in this Washington suburb — a region filled with single women that Democrats and Republicans alike are targeting. In an election year heavily focused on social issues and the economy, Democrats are trying to energize unmarried females who overwhelmingly vote for their candidates while Republicans work to peel them away. Political math tells the story of the so-called marriage gap:

exit polls show that women are a majority of voters in presi- dential election years and about four in 10 female voters don’t have a spouse. They lean more heavily Democratic than their married counterparts. But the U.S. census says about 22 per- cent of them are unregistered, a rich pool of potential new vot- ers for both parties competing for the presidency. Though single women are among the most Democratic groups in the electorate, recent political history gives Republicans hope: In the 2010 elections, Republican House candidates grabbed their high- est share of women’s votes in decades, 49 percent. So in both parties, the race is on to woo single women, regis- ter them to vote and inspire them to show up at the polls.

ter them to vote and inspire them to show up at the polls. Supreme Court debates

Supreme Court debates individual mandate

MARK SHERMAN Associated Press

WASHINGTON — The heart of the Obama adminis- tration’s health care overhaul hanging in the balance, the Supreme Court is turning to whether the rest of the law can survive if the crucial indi- vidual insurance requirement is struck down. The justices also will spend part of today, the last of three days of arguments over the health law, considering a chal- lenge by 26 states to the expan- sion of the Medicaid program for low-income Americans, an important feature toward the overall goal of extending health insurance to an additional 30 million people. The first two days of fast- paced and extended arguments have shown that the conserva- tive justices have serious ques- tions about Congress’ author- ity to require virtually every American to carry insurance or pay a penalty. The outcome of the case will affect nearly all Americans and the ruling, expected in June, also could play a role in the presidential election cam- paign. Obama and congressio- nal Democrats pushed for the law’s passage two years ago, while Republicans, including all the GOP presidential can- didates, are strongly opposed. But the topic the justices take up today only comes into play if they first find that the insurance mandate violates the Constitution. If they do, then they will have to decide if the rest of the law stands or falls. The states and the small business group opposing the law say insurance requirement is central to the whole under- taking and should take the rest of the law down with it. The administration argues that the only other provisions the court should kill in the event the mandate is stricken are insurance revisions that require insurers to cover

people regardless of existing medical problems and limit how much they can charge in premiums based on a person’s age or health. The federal appeals court in Atlanta that struck down the insurance requirement said the rest of the law can remain in place, a position that will be argued by a private lawyer appointed by the justices, H. Bartow Farr III. On Tuesday, the conser- vative justices sharply and repeatedly questioned the validity of the insurance man- date. If the government can force people to buy health insur- ance, justices wanted to know, can it require people to buy burial insurance? Cellphones? Broccoli? The court focused on whether the mandate for Americans to have insurance “is a step beyond what our cases allow,” in the words of Justice Anthony Kennedy. “Purchase insurance in this case, something else in the next case,” Chief Justice John Roberts said. But Kennedy, who is often the swing vote on cases that divide the justices along ideo- logical lines, also said he rec- ognized the magnitude of the nation’s health care problems and seemed to suggest they would require a comprehen- sive solution. And Roberts also spoke about the uniqueness of health care, which almost everyone uses at some point. “Everybody is in this mar- ket, so that makes it different than the market for cars or the other hypotheticals that you came up with, and all they’re regulating is how you pay for it,” Roberts said, paraphrasing the government’s argument. Kennedy and Roberts emerged as the apparent pivotal votes in the court’s decision. The law envisions that insurers will be able to accom- modate older and sicker people without facing financial ruin

Trayvon Martin’s parents go to Capitol Hill

SUZANNE GAMBOA Associated Press

WASHINGTON — In a packed forum on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, the parents of Trayvon Martin found support among members of Congress who turned the death of their 17-year-old’s son into a ral- lying cry against racial profil- ing. Martin’s parents spoke briefly before a Democrats- only congressional panel as cameras clicked noisily in front of them. Many in the crowd, which filled the seats and lined the walls, strained to catch a glimpse of the parents whose son was shot and killed Feb. 26 in a Sanford, Fla. gated community.

“Trayvon was our son, but Trayvon is your son,” Sybrina Fulton, Martin’s mother, told the panel. “A lot of people can relate to our situation and it breaks their heart like it breaks our heart.” Martin’s father, Tracy Martin, thanked “everyone who is holding the legacy of Trayvon.” “Trayvon is sadly missed and we will continue to fight for justice for him,” said Tracy Martin, who wore a weary look. During the two-hour forum, the lawmakers and witnesses openly criticized the police investigation of the shooting and the failure of police to arrest the admitted shooter, George Zimmerman. Those

because the insurance require- ment will provide insurance companies with more premi- ums from healthy people to cover increased costs of care. “If the government can do this, what else can it not do?” Justice Antonin Scalia asked. He and Justice Samuel Alito appeared likely to join with Justice Clarence Thomas, the only justice to ask no ques- tions, to vote to strike down the key provision of the over- haul. The four Democratic appointees seemed ready to vote to uphold it. Kennedy at one point said that allowing the government mandate would “change the relationship” between the government and U.S. citizens. “Do you not have a heavy burden of justification to show authorization under the Constitution” for the individu- al mandate? asked Kennedy. At another point, howev- er, he also acknowledged the complexity of resolving the issue of paying for America’s health care needs. “I think it is true that if most questions in life are mat-

ters of degree

the young

person who is uninsured is uniquely proximately very close to affecting the rates of insurance and the costs of providing medical care in a way that is not true in other industries. That’s my concern in the case,” Kennedy said. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said she found the debate over health care simi- lar to an earlier era’s argu- ment about the Social Security retirement system. How could Congress be able to compel younger workers to contrib- ute to Social Security but be limited in its ability to address health care? she wondered. “There’s something very odd about that, that the gov- ernment can take over the whole thing and we all say, Oh, yes, that’s fine, but if the government wants to preserve private insurers, it can’t do that,” she said.

attending the hearing applaud- ed the couple when Deborah Ramirez, a law professor at Northeastern University School of Law in Boston, praised the parents’ “dignity and grace in the face of this tragedy” and said they were an “inspiration to all.” Zimmerman, 28, has said he acted in self-defense. Federal and state officials are investigating. “It is very important that we have independent eyes on this situation,” said Rep. Corrine Brown, a Democrat whose district includes Sanford. “I am hoping we take this as a teachable moment. I am look- ing forward to how the Justice Department handles their independent investigation.”

dize the consequences of other people’s irresponsible choices and lack of discipline? Ah, but no, government can’t dictate what people con- sume or how much they exer- cise. Wanna bet? Stick around. Critics of Obama’s plan are not just ornery partisans. Legitimate concerns include:

The law is too big, it creates

another gargantuan bureaucra- cy that will have the flexibility and compassion of Siri, and it contains too many uncertain- ties and too many fill-in-the- blanks beyond the reach of elected officials. Democrats pushed through the legislation without popu- lar support on the bet that Americans would like it once they got used to it. We may or may not find out, depending on what the justices decide. But this much we do know:

Civil rights activists who were beaten, bloodied and killed in the struggle to have a voice were nothing like the bureau- crats and politicians who insist that the ACA is a comparable victory. The Civil Rights Act was a monument to freedom and human dignity. Healthcare

reform is

Well-intentioned though it may be — and serviceable though it could become with proper tweaking — the ACA is not about human freedom. It is, in fact, quite the opposite.

Kathleen Parker’s email address is kathleenparker@washpost.com.

something else.

Apples, oranges and zebras, oh my!

KATHLEEN PARKER Point of View
KATHLEEN PARKER
Point
of View

are not the same animal. The health care mandate forces business and individu- als to — something against their will. The mandate facili- tates access to health care the same way being pushed off a diving board facilitates swim- ming. It may prove effective — or not — but it shouldn’t be confused with civil rights. One may firmly believe that any government program aimed at improving health care for more people is defensi- ble. At least some Americans apparently do, but not that many. A recent Washington Post/ABC News poll found that Americans oppose the law by 52-41 percent. And 67 percent believe the Supreme Court should toss the law or at least the mandatory portion. This is hardly a national endorsement of Obama’s health plan. Nor, however, should it be construed as permission for Republicans to continue pre- tending that the American health care system doesn’t require any government attention, as they did until Democrats seized the issue. The problem of access

to affordable health care is nothing to shrug about. By all means, let’s work toward making an exceptionally good system better — but without the pandering shibboleth of health care reform as a civil rights issue. One dealt with discrimination on the basis of race and was a clear violation of human rights and, therefore, the spirit of the Constitution. Guaranteeing access to purchase is far different than forcing purchase. That some can’t afford insurance or are denied cov- erage through unemployment surely can be addressed in other, more creative ways. Americans love the portabil- ity aspect of Obamacare, but this could have been accom- plished without restructuring a huge swath of the economy based largely on projections and assumptions. As a selfish human being, I want everyone to buy insur- ance. I also want nearly every- one to drop 20 pounds, exercise 45 minutes daily, abstain from drugs and cigarettes, drink no more than five ounces of red wine daily, get eight hours of sleep, eat a diet of most- ly grains and vegetables and avoid all sugars. This would do more to improve health and reduce the need for medi- cal care than anything else on the planet. Shouldn’t we start there? Doesn’t it violate my civil rights to have to subsi-

WASHINGTON—Bynow you’ve heard it plenty: The Affordable Care Act (ACA), aka “Obamacare,” is like the Civil Rights Act of 1964. This creative bit of dot-connecting began with President Obama, and has been perpetuated by countless talk-show hosts and their guests. By implication, to oppose Obamacare is tantamount to opposing civil rights, which, roughly translated in this country, means being racist. This may not be what Obama intended, but if not, it was accidental brilliance. On “Hardball” this week, as Chris Matthews was cross- examining a guest about the constitutionality of the insur- ance mandate — the main issue before the Supreme Court — he asked whether she thought the Civil Rights Act was constitutional. After all, that piece of legislation (correctly) forced businesses to sell goods and services to people they otherwise might have chosen to deny access. This would be a dandy argu- ment if the two issues were remotely related. Yes, they are similar inasmuch as the fed- eral government imposed laws on individuals related to per- sonal decision-making. And yes, those decisions revolved around commerce. But zebras and dogs are also similar — they both have four legs and a tail — and yet we know they

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TODAY

6 p.m. — Shepherds of

Christ Associates meet in the St. John’s Chapel.

7 p.m. — Bingo at St.

John’s Little Theatre.

THURSDAY 9-11 a.m. — The Delphos

Canal Commission Museum,

241 N. Main St., is open.

11:30 a.m. — Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff Street. 5-7 p.m. — The Interfaith Thrift Shop is open for shop- ping.

FRIDAY 7:30 a.m. — Delphos Optimist Club, A&W Drive- In, 924 E. Fifth St. 11:30 a.m. — Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff Street. 1-4 p.m. — Interfaith Thrift Store is open for shopping.

SATURDAY

9 a.m.-noon — Interfaith

Thrift Store, North Main Street. St. Vincent DePaul Society,

located at the east edge of the St. John’s High School park- ing lot, is open.

10 a.m to 2 p.m. — Delphos

Postal Museum is open. 12:15 p.m. — Testing of

warning sirens by Delphos Fire and Rescue 1-3 p.m. — The Delphos Canal Commission Museum,

241 N. Main St., is open.

7 p.m. — Bingo at St.

John’s Little Theatre.

SUNDAY 1-3 p.m. — The Delphos

Canal Commission Museum,

241 N. Main St., is open.

MONDAY 11:30 a.m. — Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen

Center, 301 Suthoff Street.

7 p.m. — Delphos City

Council meets at the Delphos Municipal Building, 608 N. Canal St. Delphos Parks and Recreation board meets at the recreation building at Stadium Park. Washington Township trustees meet at the township

house. 7:30 p.m. — Spencerville

village council meets at the mayor’s office. Delphos Eagles Auxiliary meets at the Eagles Lodge, 1600 Fifth St.

8 p.m. — The Veterans

of Foreign Wars meet at the hall.

TUESDAY

11:30 a.m. — Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff Street.

7 p.m. — Delphos Coon

and Sportsman’s Club meets. 7:30 p.m. — Alcoholics Anonymous,FirstPresbyterian Church, 310 W. Second St.

Please notify the Delphos Herald at 419-695-0015 if there are any correc- tions or additions to the Coming Events column.

Early spring welcome at Eicher house

BY LOVINA EICHER

It does a lot better job than the wringer does like I use. Would be very handy during

the winter months when it dries indoors. We attended church servic-

es yesterday at our neighbors. Brother-in-law Jacob wasn’t able to attend so we went to visit them and ended up hav- ing supper there as well. We had our season’s

first taste of green onions at Jacob’s. Onions are coming up in their garden from last year. Also on the menu was barbecued chicken, creamed potatoes, steamed potatoes, dandelion green salad, cheese, ice

cream and choco- late chip cookies. The girls have been busy raking the yard. Joe and the children burned a lot of branches from the two pine trees he had to cut down. A local sawmill will buy the large logs from the big oak tree. It will look better when that mess is all cleaned up. It looks like we might also have to mow the grass this week. The children will be off from school next week for their spring break. After they go back they will be in the last quarter of this school term. So hard to believe that time went so fast. Lovina, 7, is home from school today. She seems to have something in her eye and can’t open it very well. I want to call the eye doctor to see if I can bring her in to have it checked out. She doesn’t want to open it, says it feels like something is in her eye. Joe planted a few rows of potatoes last week. I want to put some more early things out but it wouldn’t feel very

good working in the garden this morning. Brrr! I think we’ll get our first taste of rhu-

The sun is shining brightly

at 7:45 a.m. Looks like it will

be a nice day to dry laundry outside. I do hope it will warm up as our thermometer shows 34 degrees. After hav- ing 80 degree weather this seems cold. We are leaving

the propane lights on a little longer this morn-

ing since they put

heat into the house.

I don’t remember

that we were ever able to let our coal stove go out before spring even started. We are still enjoy- ing the dandelion greens. I did see some yellow flow-

ers on some so it won’t be long before they will start blooming making the greens too bitter to eat. Our laundry will be extra big today since we only did laundry twice last week. Friday and Saturday were both raining making it impos- sible to dry clothes outside. We throw all our dirty laun- dry down to the basement through a vent in the floor. We wash all of the clothes in the basement so it makes it easier not to have to carry it all down the steps. I went to the basement this morning and it almost made me tired seeing the big pile of laundry waiting to be washed. I shouldn’t complain, though, about having the good health to do it. I also have it a lot easier doing laundry than when we lived in Indiana. I have hot and cold running

water so I can run it right into

the machine. In Indiana I had to carry all my water from the cistern pump and heat it on the stove before I could do laundry. Although I don’t have one, some of the ladies

in

the church have a spinner

so

they can spin their laundry

dry before they hang it up.

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Lady Cougars use Jefferson miscues in 15-2 rout

By JIM METCALFE

jmetcalfe@delphosherald.com

ELIDA — Jefferson’s fast- pitch softball squad started off well enough in its opener versus Van Wert Tuesday afternoon at Lady Wildcat

Field, scoring two runs in the bottom of the first. It was all downhill from there as the Wildcats couldn’t manufacture any more runs against Van Wert starter Jessica Klausing and the Lady Cougars took advantage of some poor defense, some walks and aggressive base- running to down the Red and White 15-2 in five innings. “It’s the same old, same old. This was one of those games where you simply want to forget what hap- pened, hope it was just one of those games and move on,” Jefferson coach Dave Wollenhaupt noted. “I wish

I could blame inexperience

but many of the mistakes we made were by girls starting

their second and third seasons on varsity. It was disappoint- ing defensively because we had played so well for five innings in our last scrimmage Thursday against Pandora- Gilboa.” The Wildcats got their two runs courtesy of a 1-out walk

to Samantha Thitoff, a ground

single to center by Fallon Van Dyke (2-for-2), a force-out at third by Cassidy Bevington,

a single by Taylor Branham

that plated Van Dyke and then

a double to right by Shayla

Rice (2-for-2). In the process, courtesy runner Whitney Hohlbein was gunned down

at home by a Melissa Roop-

Brittany Bigham-Kelsey

down at home by a Melissa Roop- Brittany Bigham-Kelsey Tom Morris photo Jefferson’s Shayla Rice tags

Tom Morris photo

Jefferson’s Shayla Rice tags out Van Wert’s Brooke Fuerst Tuesday afternoon in fast-pitch softball action at Lady Wildcat Field. The visiting Lady Cougars had it all going their way, though, grabbing a 15-2 5-inning rout.

single by Bigham that put a hustling Ashley Lovett (cour-

tesy runner) on third, a steal by Bigham and then a 2-run knock to left by Fuerst.

A run in the fourth made

it 7-2, Lady Cougars. Roop

walked, stole second with one down and then scored an out later on an error. The Cougars blew it wide open in the fifth, sending 12 batters to the dish and put- ting together four steals, three hits, three errors, two free passes, two passed balls, two wild pitches and a sacrifice bunt (Alyssa Bowen). Fuerst made it a 2-for-4 night and added her fourth and fifth RBIs with an infield single wide of third in which Emily Beair and a hustling Bigham scored. Gretchen Klinker and Bigham (2-for-2) also regis- tered hits in the uprising. “Fallon and Shayla both hit the ball well in their two at-bats. That was a positive,”

together two walks, two sto-

len bases, a hit batter, a walk and three Delphos errors to bat around against Wildcat

three other base-runners. “She had to settle down. So did our defense,” Van Wert head man Mike McClure said. “We beat Lima Senior 14-3 Saturday, so I’m pleased with our start to the season. We’re a work in progress but we’re winning so far.” The Cougars took the lead for good with a 4 spot in the second frame, piecing

runs, 1 walk, 4 strikeouts) settled down, allowing only

Saylor relay at home. After that, Klausing (2-0;

5 innings, 6 hits, 2 earned

ace Branham (5 IPs, 6 hits,

15 runs, 4 earned, 7 bases-on-

balls, 4 Ks). Only one run was batted in: a fielder’s choice by Brooke Fuerst. Two more came home

in the Cougar third: a 1-out walk to Klausing, an infield

0 4 2 2 0 0

1 8 - 15

0 0 -

2

walk to Klausing, an infield 0 4 2 2 0 0 1 8 - 15 0

Tom Morris photo

St. John’s Wil Buettner takes the handoff from Jake Hayes in the 4x400-meter relay in season-opening track and field action Tuesday night at the C. Arnold Scott

Community Track.

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Indians sweep Jays to open 2012 track season DELPHOS — By near-

ly identical scores, loaded Shawnee downed St. John’s

on both sides of their track and field dual meet at the

C. Arnold Scott Community

Track in Delphos to open

2012.

The Tribe boys won 97-40, while the Lady Indians won

89-46.

“We didn’t have our seniors — they were on a class trip — so we had our younger guys in there. We did OK overall but

as I believe, it’s not what you do at the beginning, it’s what you do at the end,” St. John’s boys coach Dr. Jay DeWitt said. “We had some excited kids running their first var- sity meets. We’ve had great weather to train in lately but not as good today. Still, for our first meet at the end of March, today was balmy com- pared to what we’ve had to run in in previous years.” His Lady Jay counterpart, Dave Desenberg, was also pretty happy overall. “It’s what you expect out of a first meet. We’ve been able to get some good work in outside before this and that is unusual,” Desenberg added. “We had some freshmen step in and give us quality perfor- mances. We only have three seniors but we have some real quality in the sophomores and juniors. This is the best we’ve done against Shawnee in a long time and their coach told me they are loaded.” St. John’s is in the Marion Local tri-meet 4:30 p.m.

Thursday. Girls Team Rankings: Shawnee 89, St. John’s 46. Boys Team Rankings: Shawnee 97, St. John’s 40. Girls High Jump: 1. Winters (SH) 5-0; 2. Alyssa Faurot (SJ) 4-10.

Boys High Jump: 1. Bell (SH) 5-4;

2. (tie) Jake Hays (SJ) and Nance (SH)

5-0. Girls Pole Vault: 1. Courtney

Grothouse (SJ) 7-6; 2. Croft (SH) 7-0;

3. Alicia Buettner (SJ) 6-6; 4. (tie) Kaylie

Youngpeter (SJ) and Tara Vorst (SJ)

6-0. Boys Pole Vault: 1. Rolland (SH)

10-0; 2. Eric Gerberick (SJ) and Clark

6. Isaac Altenburger (SJ)

8-0; 7. (tie) Quinn Wise (SJ) and Nick Bockey (SJ) 7-6. Girls Long Jump: 1. Madison Kreeger (SJ) 14-0.50; 2. Wolery (SH)

(SH) 9-0;

6.

Boys Long Jump: 1. Nance (SH)

18-6.50; 2. McNeal (SH) 18-2.25; 3.

Isaac Altenburger (SJ) 17-04.75;

Eric Gerberick (SJ) 14-1.25;

Pohlman (SJ) 13-10.75. Girls Discus: 1. Bailie Hulihan (SJ)

88-5.50; 2. Madison Kreeger (SJ) 86-6; 3.

Adewumi (SH) 82-10.50;

Honigford (SJ) 80-11; 5. Paige Lucas

8. Alicia Buettner (SJ) 65-6;

11. Brittany Kramer (SJ) 39-5. Boys Discus: 1. Sean Flanagan (SJ)

(SJ) 77-0;

4. Stephanie

9. Brian

7.

13-11.50; 3. Baird (SH) 13-4.75; Ally Mohler (SJ) 12-2.

98-9.50; 2. Mike Wise (SH) 91-7; 3. Cole

Fischbach (SJ) 90-10.50;

4. Austin

Schulte (SJ) 90-2.50; Grothouse (SJ) 86-10.50.

6. Andrew

Girls Shot Put: 1. Adewumi (SH) 31-3; 2. Paige Lucas (SJ) 28-5; 3. Bailie

Hulihan

Honingford (SJ) 24-1. Boys Shot Put: 1. Mark Boggs (SJ)

41-5; 2. Mike Wise (SH) 37-8; 3. Gleason

6. Andrew Grothouse (SJ)

32-5;

Girls 4x800 Meter Relay: 1. Shawnee ‘A’ 10:35.84; 2. St. John’s ‘A’ (Courtney Grothouse, Madison Zuber, Tara Vorst, Ally Mohler, Ally) 11:16.78. Boys 4x800 Meter Relay: 1. Shawnee ‘A’ 8:54.61; 2. St. John’s ‘A’ (Mark Boggs, Jake Hays, Jared Knebel, Tyler Conley) 9:06.36.

(SH) 34-4;

Stephanie

(SJ)

27-9;

5.

11. Austin Schulte (SJ) 30-6.

Girls 100 Meter Hurdles: 1. Marlowe (SH) 17.16; 2. Rebekah Fischer (SJ)

20.84.

Boys 110 Meter Hurdles: 1. Frieson (SH) 16.11; 2. Tatad (SH) 18.34; 3. Hadding (SH) 19.72. Girls 100 Meter Dash: 1. Maddie Burgei (SJ) 13.48; 2. Rinehart (SH)

13.49; 3. Gronas (SH) 13.81;

5. Halie

Benavidez (SJ) 14.22; 6. Amber Cross

9. Brittany Kramer (SJ)

Boys 100 Meter Dash: 1. Frieson

15.58.

(SJ) 14.24;

(SH) 11.01; 2. McNeal (SH) 11.57; 3.

4. Nick Martz (SJ)

and Will Buettner (SJ) 11.81. Girls 4x200 Meter Relay: 1. Shawnee ‘A’ 1:57.31; 2. St. John’s ‘A’ (Rebekah

Fischer, Kaylie Youngpeter, Alyssa Faurot, Lydia Schwinnen) 2:03.02. Boys 4x200 Meter Relay: 1. Shawnee ‘A’ 1:40.86. Girls 1,600 Meter Run: 1. Wolery

(SH) 5:51.14; 2. Kuhlman (SH) 6:23.89;

Virdin (SH) 11.79;

3. Sharp (SH) 6:30.40;

4. Brooke Zuber

(SJ) 6:32.71;

6. Teresa Pohlman (SJ)

8:42.15.

Boys 1,600 Meter Run: 1. Sevitz

(SH) 5:00.91; 2. Miller (SH) 5:12.28;

3.

Plaugher (SH) 5:15.72;

6. Cole

Fischbach (SJ) 5:37.78;

8. Aaron

Hellman (SJ) 5:45.13. Girls 4x100 Meter Relay: 1.

Shawnee ‘A’ 54.67; 2. St. John’s ‘A’ (Maddie Burgei, Kaylie Youngpeter, Halie Benavidez, Samantha Bonifas)

54.88.

Boys 4x100 Meter Relay: 1. St. John’s

‘A’ (Robbie Ruda, Tyler Jettinghoff, Ben Youngpeter, Luke MacLennan, Luke) 46.65; 2. Shawnee ‘A’ 47.02. Girls 400 Meter Dash: 1. Baird (SH) 1:10.12; 2. Apkarian (SH) 1:11.73; 3.

Cohorn (SH) 1:12.49;

Zuber (SJ) 1:13.19;

6. Kelsey Pohlman

4. Madison

(SJ) 1:18.71. Boys 400 Meter Dash: 1. Virdin (SH) 56.42; 2. Scott (SH) 56.84; 3. Isaac

Altenburger (SJ) 58.1;

4. Quinn Wise

(SJ) 1:01.61. Girls 300 Meter Hurdles: 1. Samantha Bonifas (SJ) 55.43; 2. Marlowe (SH) 55.63; 3. Rebekah Fischer (SJ) 56.31.

Boys 300 Meter Hurdles: 1. Will Buettner (SJ) 46.50; 2. Vernon (SH) 49.18; 3. Hadding (SH) 50.07. Girls 800 Meter Run: 1. MacDonald (SH) 2:40.25; 2. Tara Vorst (SJ) 2:52.78;

5. Kelsey

3. Sharp (SH) 2:57.83;

Pohlman (SJ) 3:34.50. Boys 800 Meter Run: 1. Sevitz (SH) 2:13.51; 2. Tucker (SH) 2:13.94; 3. Tyler Conley (SJ) 2:20.42.

Girls 200 Meter Dash: 1. Scott (SH)

28.91; 2. (tie) Maddie Burgei (SJ) and

Gronas (SH) 29.55;

5. Amber Cross

(SJ) 30.21; 6. Lydia Schwinnen (SJ)

31.19;

Boys 200 Meter Dash: 1. Tyler

Jettinghoff (SJ) 24.22; 2. Virdin (SH) 25.00; 3. Ben Youngpeter (SJ) 25.05;

8. Brian Pohlman (SJ) 26.29;

12. Nick

Bockey (SJ) 29.12. Girls 3,200 Meter Run: 1. Cohorn

(SH) 13:13.00; 2. Kuhlman (SH) 13:27.96;

3. Brooke Zuber (SJ) 15:11.57. Boys 3,200 Meter Run: 1. Plaugher

(SH) 11:35.95; 2. Kuhlman (SH) 11:48.09;

3. Aaron Hellman (SJ) 12:57.85.

Girls 4x400 Meter Relay: 1. Shawnee

‘A’ 4:36.39; 2. St. John’s ‘A’ (Ally Mohler,

Tara Vorst, Courtney Grothouse, Brooke Zuber) 4:57.91. Boys 4x400 Meter Relay: 1. St.

John’s ‘A’ (Mark Boggs, Jake Hays,

Jared Knebel, Will Buettner) 3:48.91; 2. Shawnee ‘A’ 4:04.01.

9. Brittany Kramer (SJ) 33.68.

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Celina at Spencerville Dual Track and Field Meet

Girls Team Rankings: Celina 103, Spencerville 34. Boys Team Rankings: Celina 90, Spencerville 47.

Event 1 Girls 4x800 Meter Relay:

1. Celina ‘A’ 10:31.0; 2. Spencerville

‘A’ (Karri Purdy, Cierra Adams, Caitlin

Wurst, Alexa Brown 12) 10:49.8. Boys 4x800 Meter Relay: 1. Celina ‘A’

8:57.7; 2. Spencerville ‘A’ (Aaron Hefner, Tyler Shumate, Trevor McMichael, Joe Wisher) 9:03.8. Girls 100 Meter Hurdles: 1. L. Carr (CE) 16.8; 2. Mills (CE) 16.9; 3. Wenning

4. Jenna Kahle (SV) 18.2;

5. Schylar Miller (SV) 18.4; 6. Ashley

Keiber (SV) 18.7.

Boys 110 Meter Hurdles: 1. Jackson (CE) 17.2; 2. Brandon Meyer (SV) 17.3;

3. Anthony Schuh (SV) 18.7.

Girls 100 Meter Dash: 1. Kelli Ley (SV) 13.9; 2. Strable (CE) 14.0; 3. Fennig

4. Cortney Miller (SV) 14.4;

8. Emilee Meyer (SV) 15.1. Boys 100 Meter Dash: 1. Calvin Grigsby (SV) 12.2; 2. Bader (CE) 12.3;

3. Green (CE) 12.4;

(SV) 12.8; 5. Cole Bellows (SV) 12.9;

11.

Chance Campbell (SV) and Grant Goecke (SV) 14.1. Girls 4x200 Meter Relay: 1. Celina ‘A’ 1:52.6; 2. Spencerville ‘A’ (Cortney Miller, Kacie Mulholland, Jennifer Post, Kelli Ley) 1:53.4.

4. John Smith

(CE) 14.2;

(CE) 17.0;

7. Daniil Gelivera (SV) 13.5;

See ROUNDUP, page 7

Wollenhaupt added. “What

our girls have to learn is how

to make adjustments and fig-

ure things out in the middle of innings when things are going bad. We seem to lose focus

in the middle of innings; we

forget was it next at hand.” Jefferson visits Hardin Northern 5 p.m. today and hosts St. John’s Thursday. “Offensively, we didn’t get a lot of hits but we took advantage of what we did get,” McClure added. “Our attitude is, if you make a mis- take, we’re going to capital- ize. We are going to take the extra base and be aggressive, especially if you commit an error.” Van Wert hosts Lincolnview 4:30 p.m. today.

VAN WERT (15) ab-r-h-rbi Gretchen Klinker 2b 4-2-2-0, Melissa Roop 2-2-0-0, Maggie Allmandinger lf

4-1-0-0, Kelsey Saylor c 4-1-0-1, Emily Beair cf 2-2-0-0, Jessica Klausing

p 3-0-0-0, Ashley Lovett cr 0-1-0-0,

Brittany Bigham 1b 2-3-2-0, Brooke Fuerst ss 4-1-2-5, Alyssa Bowen 3b 1-2-0-0. Totals 26-15-6-6. JEFFERSON (2) ab-r-h-rbi Corrine Metzger 2b 3-0-1-0, Samantha Thitoff ss 1-0-0-0, Fallon

Van Dyke cf 2-1-2-0, Cassidy Bevington

c 2-1-0-0, Taylor Branham p 2-0-1-1,

Whitney Hohlbein cr 0-0-0-0, 4-2-2-0,

Shayla Rice 3b 2-0-2-1, Kayla Kill 1b

2-0-0-0, Kimber Kill lf 1-0-0-0, Sarah Thitoff ph 1-0-0-0, Rachel Miller rf 1-0-0-0, Destiny Thompson rf 1-0-0-0. Totals 18-2-6-2. Score by Innings:

Van Wert

Jefferson

E: Sam. Thitoff 3, Metzger, Bevington, Branham, Roce, Ka. Kill; DP: Van Wert 1; LOB: Van Wert 6, Jefferson 2; 2B: Rice; SB: Klinker 2, Bigham 2, Roop, Allmandinger, Beair, Bowen; CS: Metzger (by Saylor); SAC:

Brown.

 

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HBP:

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Big Green baseballers drop season-opener

By BOB WEBER btzweber@bright.net

OTTOVILLE — The Ottoville Big Green baseball team started its 2012 season Tuesday night with

a non-league game

against the Ottawa- Glandorf Titans at home. The Big Green jumped out to a quick 5-0 lead, only to see the Titans roar back to score

12 runs in the last two innings

to come away with a 12-5

win. The Big Green, behind the

excellent pitching of senior Travis Maag, held the Titans scoreless through the first four innings. Maag only gave

up two hits, walked four and

struck out eight batters through

his time on the mound.

Tony Castronova, the Big Green’s head coach, was very pleased with Maag’s perfor- mance: “Travis pitched great tonight for his first start of the year. He struck out eight

and only gave up two hits to a talented O-G team. I took him out to start the fifth because we don’t like to have our pitchers throw too many pitches (70 for Maag) early in the year.” Ottoville jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the bottom of the third with the help of the Titans’ pitching (2 walks and a hit bat- ter), coupled with two errors and two timely hits by juniors Derek Schimmoeller

and Cory Fischer. The game remained 5-0 going into the sixth inning before the wheels fell off for the Big Green. The Titans’ sixth inning started harm- lessly with two quick outs. Junior Bryan Hohlbein, in relief of Maag, had pitched a solid fifth and was on his way to finishing off the sixth. The Titans, however, loaded the bases with two outs behind two walks and a hit. O-G’s Matt Stechschulte sent a fly ball towards left field that was

Stechschulte sent a fly ball towards left field that was dropped by the Big Green’s left

dropped by the Big Green’s left fielder and the floodgates opened for the Titans. They used the error to plate five runs to tie the game going into the seventh inning. The seventh inning was even more cruel for the home team. The Big Green started the inning with two errors. Freshman Brandon Boecker relieved Hohlbein in the inning, only to see the Titans plate seven runs to take a 12-5 lead. Cory Imm and Logan Borgelt had doubles to pace the attack for the Titans. The Titans (1-1) complet- ed the win with some strong pitching after the third inning. O-G’s pitchers struck out 10 Big Green batters, gave up only three hits and walked four. The Titans will travel to Miller City for their next game Friday night. Castronova realized they let one get away from them:

“I told the team that this is our first game and we need to learn from our mistakes that

cost us tonight. Our defense was really strong through our scrimmages this year but tonight our defense let us down. I’m happy with how our pitchers pitched tonight. It’s a long season and the good thing about it is that we have another game to play tomorrow to get the bad taste of tonight’s loss behind us.” The Big Green entertain the Fort Jennings Musketeers tonight in a 4 p.m. non-league game start.

Ottawa-Glandorf 12 Cory Imm 4-2-1-3, Cody Bockrath 4-1-3-3, Casey Schroeder 1-1-0- 0, Jake Hershberger 5-0-0-0, Aaron Halker 5-1-0-0, Tyler Ellerbrock 3-1-1- 0, Tyler Zender 4-2-2-2, Logan Borgelt 3-2-1-2, Matt Stechschulte 3-2-0-2. Totals 32-12-8-12. Ottoville 5 Derek Schimmoeller 4-1-1-1, Luke Schimmoeller 4-0-0-0, Travis Maag 2-1-0-1, Austin Markward 2-1-0-1, Bryan Hohlbein 3-0-1-0, Brandon Boecker 0-0-0-0, Cory Fischer 3-0- 1-1, Jacob Turnwald 2-0-0-0, Alex Horstman 0-0-0-0, Craig Odenweller

3-1-0-0, Cory Honigford 3-1-0-0. Totals

26-5-3-

Score by Innings:

Ott.-Glan.

Ottoville

WP - Morman. LP - Hohlbein. Doubles - O-G - Bockrath 2, Imm, Borgelt.

0 0 0 0 0 5

0 0 5 0 0 0

7 - 12

0 -

5

Young, Bergman lift Raiders to opening victory

By KEVIN WANNEMACHER

Times Bulletin Correspondent

HAVILAND – Kaleigh Young struck out seven in four innings of work on the mound and Bailey Bergman provided a key 2-run dou- ble as the duo led Wayne Trace to a 10-0 victory over Ottoville in season-opening high school softball action for both teams Tuesday night. Young fanned two Big Green hitters in each of the first three innings before finishing with seven to post the win. The junior hurler allowed only a pair of singles in the fourth and yielded no walks. Addison Baumle work an inning in relief, striking out one and walking one. “Kaleigh threw the ball well tonight,” noted Raider head coach Nikki Staten. “She did a good job of mix- ing things up and she was

able to get in front of hitters and make them hit her pitch.

It was a solid performance by

her and a good way to start the season.” Offensively, the red, white and blue manufactured an unearned run in the second before breaking the game open in the fourth. Young started the inning, reaching on an infield sin-

gle to deep short to give the Raiders a base-runner. After Kayla Zuber entered as a courtesy runner for Wayne Trace, Sarah Feasby singled to put runners at the cor- ners with no outs. A Lyndsay Combs walk loaded the bases but Zuber was then forced at home on a ground ball by Libby Stabler. With one out, Molly Crosby hit a grounder to third but the throw home by Ottoville was misplayed, allowing Feasby to score for

a 2-0 lead. Bergman then pro-

vided the key hit of the night.

The freshman outfielder hit a double to the left-field cor-

ner that plated Combs and Stabler, giving Wayne Trace

a 4-0 advantage. The flood-

gates then opened as Crosby scored on a wild pitch and Young finished the scoring with a 2-run single that plat- ed Bergman and Mackenzie Swary for an 8-0 lead. “That was a big hit for us,” Staten commented of Bergman’s double. “I think

that hit showed the girls they could do it and they relaxed from that point on. We def- initely had some kids that were nervous early and they just played after that.” Wayne Trace wrapped up the win in the fifth as Swary and Addison Baumle each drew bases-loaded walks to plate two runs and seal the 10-0 victory.

“It is a good win to start the

season,” concluded Staten. “We have some areas to get

better but it is always nice to start out with a victory.” Young’s two singles paced the Raider offense while

Bergman, Swary (single), Feasby, Combs (single) and Crosby (single) also had hits. Kelsey Hoersten and Krista Schimmoeller each had singles for Ottoville. Freshman Courtney Von Sossan suffered the loss for the Big Green, giving up six hits, four earned runs and

a walk while striking out

three in four innings of work. Hoersten worked 1/3 of an inning in relief, giving up a hit and four walks. Ottoville visits Lima Senior tonight.

Score by Innings:

Ottoville

0 0 0

in

0 0 -

0 2 3

Wayne Trace

0 1 0

7 2 - 10 7 1

One

out

fifth

when

game

ended

WP: Kaleigh Young; LP: Courtney

Von

Sossan.

2B;

Bailey

Bergman

(WT).

Flyers soar over Lancers in softball action

By Sean Lafontaine

Times Bulletin Correspondent sports@timesbulletin.com

MIDDLE POINT - The Lady Lancer softball team hosted the Marion Local Flyers Tuesday night and Lincolnview struggled at the plate throughout the contest

as they fell 10-2. The Lady Flyers wasted no time and got off to a fast start. Mindy Puthoff bunted and reached base safely to begin the game. Puthoff then stole second and moved over to third after a hit by Megan Kuether. Megan Wendel then hit a single, scoring the two

runners on base to give Marion Local the early 2-0 lead. The Lady Lancers shut down the rally and held Marion Local to two runs in the first. Marion Local held the Lady Lancers scoreless in the bottom of the first and bottom of the second.

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Kalida doubles up Jefferson in baseball

By JIM METCALFE

jmetcalfe@delphosherald.com

dialed long distance for a solo home run. Nick Guisinger was Kalida’s leading hitter with a 2-for-3 performance. Jefferson drew first blood

in

the top of the second inning

as

Kimmett hit his blast with

one down, hitting it near the light pole in left field and one-bouncing

it

of St. Michael’s School. K

with

a

atop the roof

a

l

i

d

responded

added. “We also made some mistakes in the field that were

costly. Still, it’s early. We’re

still trying to figure things

out.” Jefferson visits Hardin

Northern 5 p.m. today,

KALIDA — Jordan Laudick combined with two other pitchers to limit Jefferson to six hits in open- ing its 2012 baseball season with a 4-2 victory on a bril-

liant but chilly Monday after- noon at Kalida’s St. Michael’s Holy Name Field. After throwing 4 1/3 innings and leav- ing with a 4-1 lead, Jared Zeller threw an inning and senior southpaw Paul Utendorf threw 1 2/3 frames and got the save. Jefferson (1-2) coach Doug Geary — without junior ace pitcher Drew Kortokrax for an indefinite period — threw

a trio of hurlers: sophomore

starter Ross Thompson (0-1)

for three innings, senior Curtis Miller for two and sophomore Austin Jettinghoff one. “Drew had a great winter but then suffered an unfortu- nate injury; he got released today but it’s not like he’s going to be ready to pitch tomorrow,” Geary explained. “We’re going to take our time

in bringing him back. We have

seven guys that I’m confident can help us on the mound until he gets back but he is our number 1. We threw three today — including Curtis, who threw from the mound

for the first time this spring — and they pitched well enough

to give us a chance.” KalidamentorJimMcBride

shares the confidence he has

in

“We did good for the most part. It was our opener and though we weren’t on a strict pitch count, I decided to take both Jordan and Jared out after they walked guys,” McBride explained. “We know what we have in Paul; a proven lefty that is a change of pace from the others.” Red and White senior Mike Joseph had the only multi-hit game for the visitors with a 2-for-4 performance and junior Zach Kimmett

“I played a lot of guys today; I wouldn’t normally

do that but with this being our opener and not hav- ing a varsity game until Monday, I wanted to give these guys some innings,” McBride added. “The seniors

leave Wednesday for

their class trip, so I sched-

uled quite a few junior varsity games to get the others some playing time. We did OK at the plate and in the field, as well as on the mound. We’ve got a long way to go.” Kalida is off until Monday for a road game at Miller City to start the PCL slate.

JEFFERSON (2) ab-r-h-rbi Tony George ss 4-0-0-0, Mike Joseph cf 4-0-2-0, Ross Thompson p/1b/2b 4-0-1-0, Curtis Miller 1b/p 3-0- 0-0, Austin Jettinghoff 2b/p 3-0-0-0, Zach Kimmett rf 1-1-1-1, Jeff Schleeter pr/rf 0-1-0-0, Kyle Anspach lf 2-0-1-0,

Justin Rode c 2-0-0-0, Zach Ricker 3b 3-0-1-0. Totals 26-2-6-1. KALIDA (4) ab-r-h-rbi Paul Utendorf cf/p 3-1-1-0, Kevan Unverferth 2b 3-0-0-0, Ben vonder- Embse 2b 1-0-0-0, Nick Guisinger lf/ cf 3-1-2-0, Jordan Ellerbrock 1b 3-0- 1-1, Derek Siefker pr/1b 0-0-0-0, Tyler Heitmeyer 3b 1-1-1-1, Eric Kahle 3b 1-0-0-0, Nathan Kortokrax ss 2-0-0-

0, Kyle Kehres pr/ss 0-0-0-1, Jordan

Laudick p 2-0-2-2, Jared Zeller p/rf

1-0-0-0, Connor Schmenk rf 1-0-0-0, Nathan Jorrey rf/lf 1-0-0-0, Neil Recker c 3-0-0-0. Totals 25-4-7-4. Score by Innings:

Jefferson

Kalida

E: Thompson 2, Ricker, Siefker, Heitmeyer, Zeller; LOB: Jefferson 7, Kalida 7; DP: Kalida 1; 2B: Guisinger,

Heitmeyer; HR: Kimmett; SB: Anspach, Utendorf, Heitmeyer, Laudick; POB:

Ricker (by Recker); SF: Heitmeyer.

Heitmeyer, Laudick; POB: Ricker (by Recker); SF: Heitmeyer. a run in the bottom half: a wind-blown
Heitmeyer, Laudick; POB: Ricker (by Recker); SF: Heitmeyer. a run in the bottom half: a wind-blown

a run in the bottom

half: a wind-blown double to left that turned around Kyle Anspach, a stolen base and then a 1-out bounceout to shortstop by Laudick. The Maroon and White got all the run they needed in

the third. Utendorf got aboard with a leadoff walk and took second on an error on a pick- off play. With one down, Guisinger blooped a single to

right to score Utendorf. Jordan Ellerbrock singled and both runners advanced on a wild pitch. Tyler Heitmeyer flied out deep enough to left center

to score Guisinger and a 3-1

edge. Nathan Kortokrax got

aboard via an error to put run- ners on the corners. Laudick again helped himself with a

line shot to right center to score Ellerbrock for a 4-1 edge. The Red and White left the bases loaded with two down

in the fourth.

A 1-out single to left by

Joseph in the fifth chased Laudick and brought in Zeller, who retired the next two bat-

ters. With one down in the sixth, Kimmett walked and advanced on a pickoff error. Anspach walked, chas- ing Zeller and bringing in Utendorf. Pinch-runner Jeff Schleeter scored on another miscue on a pickoff play but Utendorf struck out the next two to leave Anspach on base. “We had chances to manu- facture more runs in the early going but we made some mis- takes and it cost us,” Geary

his pitching staff.

0 1 0 0 1 3

0 0 0 0 0 0

1 - 2 x - 4

JEFFERSON

IP

H

R

ER BB SO

Thompson (L, 0-1)

3.0

5

4

3

2

0

Miller

2.0

0

0

0

0

0

Jettinghoff KALIDA

1.0

2

0

0

0

2

Laudick (W, 1-0)

4.1

6

1

1

2

1

Zeller

1.0

0

1

0

2

0

Utendorf (S, 1)

1.2

0

0

0

0

2

WP: Thompson. HBP: Kortokrax (by Miller). PB: Recker.

Roundup

(Continued from Page 6)

Boys 4x200 Meter Relay: 1. Celina ‘A’ 1:37.2; 2. Spencerville ‘A’ (John Smith, Aaron Hefner, Dan Binkley, Calvin Grigsby) 1:40.2. Girls 1,600 Meter Run: 1. Fleck (CE) 5:47.6; 2. Alexa Brown (SV)

Girls Discus: 1. Dorsten (CE) 107- 10; 2. Shania Johnson (SV) 101-07;

3. Mackenzie Miller (SV) 97-07;

Abby Freewalt (SV) 80-11; 6. Megan

Miller

Bowsher (SV) 62-9. Boys Discus: 1. Lucas Shumate

Audrey

5.

(SV)

79-03;

11.

5:59.9; 3. Bell (CE) 6:00.2;

4. Tori

(SV) 153-11; 2. Zach Gay (SV) 132-

Hardesty (SV) 6:00.3;

7. Cierra

3; 3. Watercutter (CE) 105-2;

4.

Adams (SV) 6:13.4. Boys 1,600 Meter Run: 1. Mertz

(CE) 4:53.4; 2. Pease (CE) 4:57.7; 3.

Keith Lenhart (SV) 5:00.4;

Wisher (SV) 5:34.0;

13. Matthew Hurles

(SV) 5:49.5. Girls 4x100 Meter Relay: 1. Celina

‘A’ 53.6; 2. Spencerville ‘A’ (Mackenzie Miller, Schylar Miller, Emilee Meyer, Jennifer Post) 55.9. Boys 4x100 Meter Relay: 1. Celina ‘A’ 46.8; 2. Spencerville ‘A’ (Brandon Meyer, Dan Binkley, Tyler

Shumate, Anthony Schuh) 48.1;

4.

(SV) 5:46.6;

6. Joe

11. Caleb Vogt

Spencerville ‘B’ (Logan Vandemark, Zach Gay, Gabe Davisson,Lucas Shumate) 50.6; 5. Spencerville ‘C’ (Cole Bellows, Trevor McMichael, Chance Campbell, Daniil Gelivera)

51.8.

Girls 400 Meter Dash: 1. Wenning

(CE) 1:03.2; 2. Kacie Mulholland (SV) 1:04.5; 3. Cortney Miller (SV) 1:05.8; 4. Karri Purdy (SV) 1:10.9. Boys 400 Meter Dash: 1. Shindeldeck (CE) 56.5; 2. Sutter

(CE) 57.4; 3. Snider (CE) 57.6;

Tyler Shumate (SV) 57.7;

8. Grant

4.

Goecke (SV) 1:03.4. Girls 300 Meter Hurdles: 1. Mills

(CE) 48.4; 2. L. Carr (CE) 49.0; 3. B.

6. Schylar Miller

(SV) 53.0; 7. Jenna Kahle (SV) 53.5;

Carr (CE) 49.7;

9. Ashley Keiber (SV) 1:01.4. Boys 300 Meter Hurdles: 1. Laux (CE) 42.5; 2. Brandon Meyer (SV)

44.3; 3. Jackson (CE) 45.7;

Anthony Schuh (SV) 46.3;

7. Daniil

4.

Gelivera (SV) 49.2. Girls 800 Meter Run: 1. Fleck (CE) 2:27.8; 2. Kelli Ley (SV) 2:29.1;

3. Weininger (CE) 2:50.1;

5. Caitlin

Wurst (SV) 2:56.5. Boys 800 Meter Run: 1. Pease

(CE) 2:15.7; 2. Aaron Hefner (SV) 2:17.1; 3. Trevor McMichael (SV)

2:20.1.

Girls 200 Meter Dash: 1. Strable (CE) 28.2; 2. Fennig (CE) 29.2; 3.

Evers (CE) 29.6;

Miller (SV) 30.7;

11. Patricia Riley (SV)

Boys 200 Meter Dash: 1. Laux

(CE) 24.8; 2. Sutter (CE) 25.9; 3.

32.2.

(SV) 31.2;

6. Mackenzie 8. Emilee Meyer

Marks (CE) 26.2; (SV) 26.8;

27.2; 9. Logan Vandemark (SV) 27.3; 14. Chance Campbell (SV) 27.9;

15. Zach Gay (SV) 28.6;

Goecke (SV) 29.5. Girls 3,200 Meter Run: 1. Alexa Brown (SV) 12:52.6; 2. Bell (CE)

12:57.2; 3. Coon (CE) 13:00.3;

Tori Hardesty (SV) 13:19.9; 6. Cierra

Adams (SV) 13:26.4.

Boys 3,200 Meter Run: 1. Mertz (CE) 10:44.1; 2. Keith Lenhart (SV)

11:20.3; 3. Mitchell (CE) 11:34.0;

Joe Wisher (SV) 12:10.0;

Vogt (SV) 12:33.4; 7. Matthew Hurles (SV) 12:46.3. Girls 4x400 Meter Relay: 1. Celina

‘A’ 4:18.7; 2. Spencerville ‘A’ (Cortney Miller, Karri Purdy, Kacie Mulholland,

Kelli Ley) 4:27.8;

(Jenna Kahle, Emilee Meyer, Ashley King, Ashley Keiber) 4:54.0. Boys 4x400 Meter Relay: 1.

Celina ‘A’ 3:45.1; 2. Spencerville ‘A’ (John Smith, Aaron Hefner, Tyler Shumate,Calvin Grigsby) 3:50.2. Girls Shot Put: 1. Sutter (CE) 33-06; 2. Abby Freewalt (SV) 32-11;

4. Spencerville ‘B’

6. Caleb

4.

5.

17. Grant

6. Lucas Shumate 8.Cole Bellows (SV)

3.

Mackenzie Miller (SV) 29-05;

6.

Audrey Bowsher (SV) 25-11;

8.

Shania Johnson (SV) 24-08;

10.

Megan Miller (SV) 23-02. Boys Shot Put: 1. Zach Gay (SV)

42-10; 2. Martinez (CE) 41-07; 3.

4.

8.

Chris Adams (SV) 32-10; 9. Gabe Davisson (SV) 31-11; 10. Tyler Reynolds (SV) 31-04; 11. Eli Hawk (SV) 27-06.50.

Lucas Shumate (SV) 40-09; Logan Vandemark (SV) 39-11;

Gabe Davisson (SV) 105-0; 5. Logan

Vandemark (SV) 96-10;

(SV) 85-3; 9. Tyler Reynolds (SV) 82-9; 10. Chris Adams (SV) 79-11. Girls Long Jump: 1. Sutter (CE) 15-5; 2. Kacie Mulholland (SV)

14-5.25; 3. Dorsten (CE) 14-2.50;

5. Ashley Keiber (SV) 12-1. Boys Long Jump: 1. Dan Binkley

(SV) 18-4.75; 2. Bader (CE) 18-2.75;

3. Hinders (CE) 17-4.25;

Campbell (SV) 15-1.50; 9. Grant Goecke (SV) 13-4.50. Girls High Jump: 1. L. Carr (CE)

5-2; 2. Wenning (CE) 5-0; 3. Imwalle

4. Jennifer Post (SV)

4-10; 5. Karri Purdy (SV) 4-8. Boys High Jump: 1. Brandon

Meyer (SV) 5-10; 2. Dan Binkley

(SV) 5-10; 3. Byer (CE) 5-8;

Trevor McMichael (SV) 5-4;

Bellows (SV) 5-0. Girls Pole Vault: 1. Stachler (CE)

9-6; 2. Schylar Miller (SV) 8-6; 3.

5. Patricia Riley

(SV) 7-0. Boys Pole Vault: 1. Byer (CE)

12-6; 2. Hinders (CE) 9-0; 3. Bowsher

4. Daniil Gelivera (SV)

8-0. ----

Lady Bearcats get first win of 2012 SPENCERVILLE — The

Spencerville softballers best- ed Waynesfield-Goshen 7-2 Tuesday afternoon at home

to get their first win of 2012

after three losses to open the campaign. Lone senior Kaytlynn Warnecke got the win by going the distance, giving up only three hits while walking one and fanning seven. The Bearcats backed her with eight hits against Tiger starter A. Dyer (2 Ks, 1 walk). Spencerville (1-3) hosts Minster 5 p.m. Thursday.

(CE) 8-0;

Parker (CE) 8-0;

8. Cole

5.

(CE) 4-10;

8. Chance

8. Eli Hawk

Score by Innings:

Waynesfield

Spencerville 2 0 2

2 0 0

0 0 0 3 0 0

0 - 2 3 3 x - 7 8 2

WP: Kaytlynn Warnecke; LP: A. Dyer. 2B: Padertcher (W), Haleigh Mull (S), Tori Johnston (S), Mackenzie Ringwald (S).

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Titans sweep own triangular track meet

OTTAWA — Ottawa- Glandorf’s track teams opened the season Tuesday by sweep- ing a triangular meet at Titan Stadium. The Lady Titans domi- nated the girls portion of the

meet rolling up 118 points.

Elida was second with 29 points and Fort Jennings fin- ished third with 27 points. On the boys side, O-G won as they finished with 93 points. Elida was second with 77 points and Fort Jennings scored five points.

(Individual results will be in

Thursday’s paper.)

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Bulldogs garner track quad triumphs

COLUMBUS GROVE — Columbus Grove swept

a quadrangular meet

Tuesday afternoon at Clymer Stadium. The Bulldogs dominated

the boys portion of meet scoring 146 points in their

season opener, while Leipsic

was second with 46 points.

Pandora-Gilboa finished third

and Cory-Rawson finished

fourth with 19 points. The girls meet was a lot

closer as the lady Bulldogs finished with 97 points for the win and Cory-Rawson

was

second with 72 points.

P-G

finished third with 50

points and Leipsic had 25

points.

* * *

Boys Results Team Standings Columbus Grove 146, Leipsic 46 Pandora-Gilboa 39, Cory-Rawson

19 SHOT — Walther (P-G) 43-7¾. DISCUS — Vogt (CG) 151-10. HJ — Vogt (CG) 6-0. LJ — Ca. Grothaus

(CG) 20-3. PV — Co. Grothaus (CG) 13-0. 3,200 Relay — Columbus Grove 9:14.3. 110 HH — Rieman

(CG) 16.2. 100 — Dailey (P-G) 11.8.

800 Relay — Cory-Rawson 1:43.3.

1,600 — Graham (CG) 4:50.4. 400

Relay — Columbus Grove 47.6. 400

— Heffner (CG) 54.4. 300 ih — Co.

Grothaus (CG) 42.5. 800 — Nuveman (Leip) 2:12.2. 200 — Chamberlin (Leip) 25.0. 3,200 — Graham (CG) 10:48.0. 1,600 Relay — Columbus

Grove 3:46.2.

Girls Results Team Standings Columbus Grove 97, Cory- Rawson 72 Pandora-Gilboa 50, Leipsic 25 SHOT — Swary (P-G) 31-1.

DISCUS — Verhoff (CG) 114-8. LJ — Eversole (CG) 14-5¼. LJ — Eversole 4-10. PV — Braidic (P-G) 12-0. 3,200 Relay — Cory-Rawson 11:27.0. 100 IH — Gauss (C-R) 13.8. 100 — Langhals (CG) 17.6. 800 Relay — Columbus Grove 1:56.4. 1,600 —

McCullough (P-G) 6:05.7. 400 Relay

— Cory-Rawson 54.9. 400 — Roebke

(C-R) 1:04.6. 300 LH — McCluer (C) 52.1. 800 — Frantz (C-R) 2:46.6.

200 — Schroeder (CG) 29.6. 3,200

— McCullough (P-G) 13:24.0. 1,600 Relay — Cory-Rawson 4:32.0.

Coffman newest head coach for UNOH

By JIM METCALFE

jmetcalfe@delphosherald.com

LIMA — The University of Northwestern Ohio is starting a fast-pitch softball program, joining the fast- growing ranks of intercol- legiate sports offered by the local university. The school introduced Tracy Coffman, a native of Lima returning to the area, as its first-ever head coach for the program. “I’m excited about coming back to the area and starting this program. I am from this area but when I left to coach elsewhere, I never thought I’d get the chance to come back here and coach,” Coffman said. “I was realistic about my chances but this opportu- nity presented itself. “I look forward to building this program from scratch.

I’m excited about the pros- pects of doing so. I will have input in everything involv- ing softball: the field and its dimensions to recruiting to assistant coaches to anything that has to do with it.” The Lima Central Catholic graduate — who was an all- state selection in the sport in 1997 — was a 4-year let- terwinner at the University of Toledo (graduating in 2002 with bachelor’s degrees in Adolescent Education/ Integrated Social Studies and history) as a pitcher and mid- dle infielder. She brings a wealth of coaching experience, first as an assistant coach/pitching coach at Stetson University (earning a master’s degree in Education in 2005) and then at Central Florida, both Division I schools, and as head coach from 2009-11 at NCAA Division III Hamilton College in New York. “I learned a lot from both experiences. As an assis- tant, you don’t have nearly the responsibilities that you have as a head coach but I learned a lot about what goes into running a program,” she continued. “The biggest eye- opener was when I was hired as a head coach. I was over- whelmed with all the things that you have to deal with that you really don’t as an assistant.” From what she has learned

at both levels as a coach and

from her coaching mentors, she plans on being a very hands-on head coach. “I will be the pitching coach, no matter who I hire

as assistants. I was a pitcher in my career and have been

a pitching coach at college,”

in my career and have been a pitching coach at college,” Jim Metcalfe photo Stacy Coffman

Jim Metcalfe photo

Stacy Coffman was intro- duced Tuesday as the first- ever women’s fast-pitch softball coach at UNOH.

she explained. “To me, soft- ball is all about pitching and defense; in fact, in my mind,

that is all it is. I want to focus on getting the type of play- ers I need to play the game I want to. I also want to utilize

a speed game, though that

will depend on what type of players I can recruit. I am willing to adapt my style, especially offensively, to fit the players. “As far as I am concerned, the season starts Monday. I want to hit the road and start getting to know more about the programs and players we

have in this area because this

is a good area for softball. I

still have some connections

from before but I know I have

to re-establish those. Once I

do that, I can branch out into

the rest of Ohio, Indiana and Michigan.” She will have a full year

to begin to construct the pro-

gram. “I plan on starting to play in the Fall of 2013; the NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics)

allows you so many weeks

in the fall and spring and we

will play a limited number of

games in the Fall of 2013,” Coffman added. “I want to thank (UNOH President) Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis and Chris Adams for giving me this chance. They have told me

I will have all the resources

I need right away to build. I

will have the 10 full schol- arships the NAIA allows to give out from the start; how

that will be split up remains

to be seen.

“I want to recruit the type of players that enhance our image on campus, as well

as want to be good student- athletes. How we conduct

ourselves on and off the field

is a reflection of me and I

take that seriously.”

Flyers

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After the Lady Flyers

added two more runs in the

top of the third, Linconlview

finally got on the board in the bottom of the fourth. Macey Ashbaugh got the inning started on an a defensive error and then advanced to second and then to third on a wild pitches. Jodie Doner then hit

a line drive to right field to score Ashbaugh to put the Lady Lancers on the score- board; however, that was the only run Lincolnview scored

in the inning.

Marion Local then added

three more runs in the top of

the fifth and another in the sixth. Lincolnview was again able to get a run across in

the bottom of the sixth. Holly Diller singled to start off the inning and then stole second. After a pop-out, Diller stole third and later scored in a single by Doner. Doner got into scoring position but was left stranded at second. Marion Local added two runs in the top of the seventh

to make the final score 10-2

in favor of the Lady Flyers.

“We didn’t hit the ball very well and coming into the

season I thought we would hit

a little better out of the gate,” said Lincolnview coach Kent McClure. “Hitting-wise, we just have to be stronger with our contact. I thought pitch- ing-wise, we did pretty well. “They had a few hard-hit

balls and defensively, we can get a lot better. It’s the small simple things that are going

to get you through and win

you games. We just didn’t

get off to a very good start.

They got out to a 2-0 lead in the first and added two more

in the second and we never

recovered. We had a few

good hits and the start and they made good plays and we weren’t able to get going and out bats just died. We have Van Wert tomorrow and we have to come back and get ready to play again.” Diller, Ashbaugh, Doner, Courntey Gorman and Julia Thatcher all got hits for Lincolnview. Ashley McClure got the loss for the Lady Lancers after throwing six innings and giving up seven earned runs. Lincolnview will have to rebound quickly as they will travel to Van Wert to take

on the Lady Cougars. The Lancers drop to 0-1 to open the season. Marion Local improves to 2-1.

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26-22

Delphos Sporting Goods 26-22

Caballero’s Tavern

24-24

Adams Automotive

23-25

Ace Hardware

20-28

Kerns Ford

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Rod Klinger 564, Zach Sargent

679, Kyle Early 755, Shawn Allemeier 701, Russ Wilhelm 585, Josh DeVelvis 640, John Jones 724, John Allen 590, Carter Prine 555, Jason Wagoner 686, Joe Geise 599, Scott Scalf 762, Matt Metcalfe 608, Jeff Lawrence 655, Jerry Mericle 618, Randy Fischbach 631, Ryan Kies 607, Mike Hughes 636, Jim Hummer 645, Bill Stemen 568, Dave Stemen 618, Dan Grice 672.

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Delphos McDonald’s owner Jerry Lewis hosts grand re-opening

DELPHOS — McDonald’s Restaurant and franchise

owner Jerry Lewis have been

a part of the Delphos com-

munity since 1990. Lewis, who owns and operates 17 McDonald’s restaurants in Lima, Delphos, Van Wert, Beaverdam, Bluffton, Ada, Ottawa, Hicksville, Carey and Upper Sandusky, held a grand re-opening of the Delphos McDonald’s after significant remodeling. Mayor Mike Gallmeier, Delphos McDonald’s staff

and management, supervisors, directors, representatives from McDonald’s Corporation and many community members were present to celebrate. “I’ve been involved with McDonald’s for about 33 years. I started back in Zanesville in the 70s,” Lewis said. “Delphos was my sec- ond store and I’ve just fall- en in love with the Delphos community. I’m thankful to have all of you here today to celebrate our McDonald’s being transformed into this new beautiful restaurant.” Some of the changes to the building include the addition

of more space, a second drive

through line and the mysteri- ous “third window.” “This outdoor area here will be an outdoor patio when we’re finished,” Lewis said. “The equipment is ordered but

it isn’t here yet. We weren’t

expecting such a mild winter.

A

few of the changes we made

to

the exterior included tearing

down the old brick and put- ting up some new brick and stonework. We expanded our kitchen space because it was pretty tight back there and now they have the same amount of space as they would in one of the new buildings.” “We also added the double drive-thru lines, which really works to speed things up,” Lewis continued. “We also did a lot of work with energy management, to do what we can to conserve and not be

energy management, to do what we can to conserve and not be McDonald’s Area Supervisor Dave

McDonald’s Area Supervisor Dave Hunt cuts the ribbon during the restaurant’s grand re-opening with some help from General Manager Nora Gerdeman. The ribbon was made by the children of Tender Times.

The ribbon was made by the children of Tender Times. Stacy Taff photos Area teachers accept

Stacy Taff photos

Area teachers accept a $15,730.50 check from Jerry Lewis to use for the Make Activities Count (MAC) Grant program.

wasteful. Also, we added the third window, which people

are always asking about. This

is one of only about five or

six of these third windows in the world right now. The logic behind the third window

in the world right now. The logic behind the third window is this; if I’m in

is this; if I’m in the car in front of you and I have a $20 order and all you ordered was

a sweet tea, we can pull up

and not keep you waiting. I

Jerry Lewis presents Mayor Mike Gallmeier with his very own mini crystal McDonald’s.

Dave McNeal and his crew throughout the renovations and over the years. Mayor Michael Gallmeier took the opportunity to thank Lewis for his involvement in the community and for bring- ing 80+ jobs to Delphos. “When someone speaks of McDonald’s of Northwest Ohio, the name Jerry Lewis comes to mind,” he said. “During this grand re-open- ing, I proclaim this day, March 27, 2012, to be Jerry Lewis Day in Delphos.” Lewis concluded by offer- ing his thanks to the Delphos community for allowing him to serve them.

“It’s our goal to bring you great, hot, fresh food in a

wonderful environment as fast as we can,” he said.

think on the third window the average pull-up time is about 45 seconds.” Lewis also took the oppor- tunity to thank the staff of the Delphos McDonald’s. “I just want to thank our General Manager Nora Gerdeman,” he said. “I think Nora has been with us since the doors opened back in the beginning. She and the other employees worked around the construction and have just done a terrific job.” During the opening, Lewis gave $15,730.50 to area teach- ers, grades 3-8, as part of the McDonald’s Make Activities Count (MAC) Grant program.

A check was also given to

the Delphos Fire Department

to show appreciation for the

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Lorax statue taken from home of Dr. Seuss’s widow

SAN DIEGO (AP) — They took the Lorax, made of bronze, the thieves they came, and now he’s gone. A 2-foot statue of Dr. Seuss’ Lorax character was stolen from the San Diego backyard garden of the 90-year-old widow of the beloved author whose real name was Theodore Geisel. Audrey Geisel noticed the statue and its tree-stump base were missing from the garden and were likely sto- len over the weekend. Property manager Carl Romero told U-T San Diego on Tuesday that he found footprints indicat- ing the thieves had dragged the 300-pound statue to an access road and lifted it over a fence. He had seen the statue Saturday afternoon, and Geisel noticed it was miss- ing Monday morning.

Audrey Geisel’s daugh- ter Lark Grey Dimond-Cate cast two of the sculptures. One was the lone Seuss character to reside on the family’s property over- looking the Pacific Ocean in La Jolla. The other sits at the Dr. Seuss National Memorial in the author’s hometown, Springfield, Mass. Theodore Geisel died in 1991 at age 87. “I want very badly to get our little Lorax back home where he belongs,” Dimond- Cate said. “Wherever he is, he’s scared, lonely and hun- gry. He’s not just a hunk of metal to us. He was a family pet.” The Lorax has enjoyed special notoriety because of the recently released film version of Dr. Seuss’s 1971 environ- mental fable, in which the mustachioed main charac- ter speaks out for the

Truffula trees against cor- porate greed, personified by the evil Once-ler. Dimond-Cate said she actually hopes the Lorax was stolen because of his newfound fame. Otherwise it could mean he was stolen for the bronze. “I hope he hasn’t been taken across the border into Tijuana for scrap,” she said. “Worst-case scenario, I’ll get the foundry to create another one, but he won’t be the same.” Romero said the statue was stolen just before security cameras were installed, and few knew it was there. The family has called San Diego police. Romero said Audrey Geisel doesn’t want to pun- ish anyone and just wants the Lorax back. “You can’t sell it on eBay,” he said.

First lady to salute Swift at Kids’ Choice Awards

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The first lady is making an appearance at The Kids’ Choice Awards to celebrate Taylor Swift for her charity work. Michelle Obama will give Swift The Big Help Award dur- ing Nickelodeon’s 25th annual awards show Saturday night in Los Angeles. The award recognizes indi- viduals whose charitable efforts made an impact and inspired children to do the same. Obama was the 2010 winner of the The Big Help Award. Swift, one of the world’s top pop stars, has been active in flood and storm relief, raising $750,000 when she opened her final “Speak Now” tour rehears- al to fans to benefit tornado victims in The South. She’s also active with charities like The Make-A-Wish Foundation, St. Jude Medical Center and Habitat for Humanity.

Photo albums related to Nazi art theft unveiled

By JAMIE STENGLE The Associated Press

DALLAS — Among the items U.S. soldiers seized from Adolf Hitler’s Bavarian Alps hideaway in the closing days of World War II were albums meticulously documenting an often forgotten Nazi crime — the massive pillaging of art- work and other cultural items as German troops marched through Europe. Two of those albums — one filled with photographs of works of art, the other with snapshots of furniture — were donated Tuesday to the U.S. National Archives, which now has custody of 43 albums in a set of what historians believe could be as high as 100. Robert M. Edsel, found- er and president of the Dallas-based Monuments Men Foundation for the Preservation of Art, which announced the discovery of the two new albums at a news conference, called them “key pieces of evidence taken from a crime scene that were prized possessions of Adolf Hitler.” Relatives of the two sol- diers who took the albums

contacted the foundation, which has previously donated two other albums in the series to the National Archives. They had read stories in the media about foundation’s mission, which includes continuing the work of the Monuments Men, who helped Allied forces protect cultural treasures dur- ing World War II and helped return stolen items after the war. “We can only hope for more discoveries in the years to come,” U.S. Archivist David S. Ferriero said at the news conference. The Nazi agency Einsatzstab Reichsleiter Rosenberg, or ERR, created the series of albums to docu- ment the items taken from across Europe. Of the 43 albums identified so far, 39 were discovered in May 1945 at Neuschwanstein Castle in Germany. They were then used as evidence at the Nuremberg trials to document the Nazi looting before even- tually going to the National Archives. In 2007, the Monuments Men donated two additional albums after they were found

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Ask your doctor if this column is right for you

There’s a new ad on TV for an acne medicine that shows one of

the most stunning young women I’ve ever seen complaining about her acne. Let me be absolutely, perfectly clear about this. She does not have acne. She’s never had acne. She is flawless,

spotless, unblemished. She has no bumps, no pits, no scars -- just acres of china-doll skin. It’s obvious that what she knows about acne could fit in a thimble with room left over for a finger. The only thing comparable to watching her talk about the horrors of acne would be watching Donald Trump complain about hair loss. She is also, I’m guessing, about 22. Her hair and makeup are perfect. It probably took 10 professional hair and makeup artists 18 hours to make it look like she is wearing no makeup at all and like her hair is falling naturally the way it does when she gets out of bed in the morning, highlights and back-lighting included. In short, she is exactly what your 14-year-old wishes she looked like, down to the pouty, slightly bee-stung lips. The trouble is, except for the pout, your 14-year-old will never look like the woman in this ad, unless she is a pop star or the girlfriend of a Russian mobster. It is not possible for there to be two women who look like this on one little planet. But your teen does not know that. She thinks there are millions of other teens in high schools all across the country who look just like the woman in the commercial because their parents aren’t holding them back the way you are holding her back. The girl in the commercial is beautiful and acne-free because (pick one or more of the following reasons):

-- Her parents let her date, and not just date. They let her date anybody she wants, no matter how undesirable. -- Her parents bought her a brand-new (name of expensive car here). -- Her parents make much more money than you do because they love her enough to work two jobs, if that’s what it takes. -- She lives in (name of fancy town or neighborhood) instead of the sticks. The disconnect between the model and the product being sold is so great that I have to ask myself, what is the commercial really selling? Using someone without acne to sell acne medicine seems a little odd, like using a cowboy to sell fish sticks or talking frogs to sell beer. Oh, wait, they really did that. Because if anyone knows anything about beer, it’s frogs. Still, you’d think if you wanted to sell the cure for acne, maybe a doctor would be able to make a better pitch for it than a supermodel. Why not a medical professional who would say something like, “I am a dermatologist, and here’s what I recommend. And by the way, unlike a model, I know what I’m talking about.” But an ad like that wouldn’t make teens depressed and unhappy and vulnerable to a good sales pitch. Why am I nattering on about this? Because there is something about hawking remedies and medicines on TV that has become disturbingly unseemly. Every time I see an ad for a prescription medicine that ends with the line, “Ask your doctor if such- and-such is right for you,” I wonder, how stupid do they think your doctor is? If you have to tell your doctor about the best medicine for your disease, why are you still going to him or her? If watching commercials on the nightly news is how he’s keeping up with the latest medical advances, I have some news for you: You’re gonna die.

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