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Club to lay pavers at stadium
The Delphos Stadium Club will lay pavers at the east entrance to the football stadium on Saturday. Start time is 6:30 a.m. for those who want to beat the heat. Gloves are needed. Other volunteers may show up at 8 a.m. or whenever available. They hope to conclude by 1 p.m. The club needs around 20 volunteers. Refreshments will be provided.


Canal drained for state projects

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Hundreds of dead fish bake in the sun on Thursday.

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St. John’s cheer squads set BBQ

Relay Wrap-up set July 17

St. John’s High School cheerleaders will hold a chicken BBQ from 4-6:30 p.m. on July 12 in the high school’s east parking lot. The cost of the meal is $7. The menu includes a half chicken or pork chop with corn, baked potato and roll. All proceeds are to DSJHS Cheerleaders. Tickets can be purchased from any junior varsity or varsity football or basketball cheerleader or by contacting Tricia Patton at 419303-5376 until Saturday.

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources is planning three projects in Delphos along the Miami-Erie Canal and its representative said the department drained the canal earlier this week in preparation for its projects. BY MIKE FORD stinkiness. along the Miami-Erie Canal Dead fish are giving and its representative said the “America’s Friendliest City” department drained the canal DELPHOS — Heat and an odor and one has the state earlier this week in preparahumidity not only make the to thank for it. tion for its projects. air around town uncomfortThe Ohio Department of “Tuesday, the water control able but this week, the sticki- Natural Resources is planSee CANAL, page 10 ness is also playing a role in ning three projects in Delphos

The Relay wrap-up meeting will be held at 6 p.m. July 17 at the Delphos Eagles. All team members are welcome. Pizza and pop cost $5 per person. Survey forms will be collected at the meeting.

City’s power almost fully restored
BY MIKE FORD DELPHOS — A week after the worst summer storm the region has ever seen, local residents are returning to more common daily habits. Safety Service Director Greg Berquist said Thursday some isolated power outages remain at a home or two where a line remains down but most of the community has been restored. “As of Wednesday evening, the third phase of the power supply that feeds the wastewater plant and reservoir came online. So, the rest of the city is up, except for our two plants because they won’t go off the generators until they see all three phases. The sensors read power demand or input. If sensors do not see that there’s enough power coming in off the grid, they come on automatically and stay on until there’s enough power,” he said. Berquist recently told city council the community is spending approximately $20,000 per day on diesel fuel and other resources required to operate the generators. He said if the city didn’t keep the facility operating, a backup could cause raw sewage to spew into homes connected to the system. While many may have been frustrated with the power company, some restoration in town was necessarily later than other portions of the city. “American Electric Power told me there was a circuit breaker at the 66 substation near Knippen’s (car dealership) and it was several days before a

A brace on the west wall of the Miami-Erie Canal near Third Street is holding concrete in place. Though many fish have died, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources had to drain part of the canal this week to repair the canal wall at Lock 23, as well as the adjacent catwalk and replace some culverts near the area where the canal intersects with the railroad tracks that go through Delphos.

Home run, throwing contest set Saturday


There will be a home run and throwing contest for Minor and City League ball players starting at 9 a.m Saturday at the Little League Diamond and diamond 4 at Stadium Park. Minor and City players will compete in separate division. The cost is $2 per time for the home run contest with a limit of two times; and $1 for the throwing contest with a limit of one time. Trophies will be awarded.


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Disappointed Vancrest Healthcare Center residents have been staying inside due to the high temperatures the last couple weeks. On June 28, with temperatures exceeding 100 degrees, residents decided to enjoy the heat by performing a little experiment. A raw egg was placed on a black griddle on the center’s new cement. Cookie dough was also placed outside, along with inside of a car on the dashboard, inset. The eggs did not fry but merely dried out and the cookies that were outside only melted. However, the cookies that were inside the car baked for an hour and a half and the residents stated those were the best cookies they ever ate. The cookies tasted even better with a cold glass of sun tea. Above: Amber Bidlack shows Jim Lauer the griddled egg and cookies.

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new breaker could be obtained and installed. The other issue dealt with the load demands that feed Delphos. They channelled a lot through fewer wires because lines were down — they told me that more than 200 transmission poles were down, so they had bottle-necking with that electricity running through fewer lines and if they would have put too much load on it, the whole thing would have been cooked,” he said. The power company funded widespread tree-trimming in recent years that may have prevented an even-worse situation after the recent storm roared through. The city will not conduct a curb-side pickup of trees and limbs that fell during last Friday’s storm. Those who have debris should take it to the empty lot across from the municipal building on North Canal Street, where chipping started Thursday. Berquist said some may need to consult their insurance company and/or a tree service company for assistance in transporting debris. He also said he is proud of residents for coming together during the emergency. “Delphos comes together when these things happen — I compliment everyone for being patient with each other. This could have been worse; we have homes to come home to compared to those poor people in Colorado where wildfires are burning. They come back and find absolutely nothing, so to put it in perspective, this was a huge inconvenience but we have a home to go home to,” he concluded.

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Farm parody of ‘Sexy and I Know It’ goes viral
By ROXANA HEGEMAN The Associated Press WICHITA, Kan. — Kansas State University student Greg Peterson and some friends were unwinding at a drive-in restaurant when LMFAO’s song “Sexy and I Know It” came on the radio. He groaned. But as the chorus droned on, the 21-year-old found inspiration. He switched “sexy” to “farming” as he began rapping. Then he started coming up with lyrics. It would be fun, he thought, to do a video parody with his brothers when he returned home to the family farm in central Kansas. Peterson said the brothers aimed the video at their city friends on Facebook because they “hardly knew anything about the farm.” They ended up educating the world. “I’m Farming and I Grow It” video has become an Internet sensation with more than 3.2 million views since it was posted June 25 on YouTube. Its success has been hailed by farm groups, documented by newspapers and even won the brothers a whirlwind trip to New York City for a television appearance on Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends.” Peterson said he and his family have been a little bit overwhelmed by all the attention and he’s doing “some normal things” now to keep sane. On a recent morning, he was out swathing — or mowing — the prairie hay used to feed the family’s cattle. “I am just trying to rest my brain a little bit and get back to, you know, this is reality,” he said by cellphone. “This is something I can understand, whereas when I was in New York, everything was just hitting my mind, and it was kind of like, ‘I can’t believe this, I

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Zimmerman bail set at $1M The Delphos in Trayvon Martin case Herald By MIKE SCHNEIDER
Associated Press ORLANDO, Fla. — Using words like “false testimony” and “misled,” a Florida judge granted $1 million bail Thursday for former neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman, but questioned his honesty and suggested he had plotted to leave the country when he was out of jail the first time. Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester referred to Zimmerman with words like “conceal” and “flee” more than a dozen times in an eight-page order that would let him out of jail while he awaits his second-degree murder trial in the shooting of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin. The judge’s doubts could hurt an attempt by Zimmerman to dismiss the case by claiming he shot Martin in self-defense, a possible motion based on Florida’s “stand your ground” law, experts said. “Mr. Zimmerman is not held in any high esteem by this court,” said Karin Moore, a law professor at the Florida A&M University College of Law. “I think that could matter if there is a ‘stand your ground’ hearing ... It’s a matter of credibility. There is no one else to testify to support the self-defense claim.” Lester had revoked Zimmerman’s $150,000 bond last month after prosecutors said Zimmerman and his wife misled the court about how much money they had during an April bond hearing and failed to disclose he had a second passport after turning in one passport to the court. “Under any definition, the defendant has flaunted the system,” Lester said. “Although there is no record of flight to avoid prosecution, this court finds that circumstances indicate that the defendant was preparing to flee to avoid prosecution but such plans were thwarted.” The judge set much stricter bail terms than those established during Zimmerman’s April hearing, addressing concerns that he would flee. The 28-year-old must stay in Seminole County — he was allowed to leave Florida after his first release. He must be electronically monitored, can’t open a bank account, obtain a passport or set foot on the grounds of the local airport. He has a 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew. “Judge Lester didn’t like being lied to,” said Orlando attorney Blaine McChesney, who has been following the case. “It is apparent from the opinion that, had Judge Lester, felt he had more discretion under the current law, he would have denied a bond.” Zimmerman, who formerly lived in Sanford, had not yet been released from jail and his arrangements after his release were unclear. Zimmerman will have to pay a bail bond company $100,000 and have collateral worth $1 million. Neither Zimmerman nor his family have that amount in collateral, O’Mara said on his website in an appeal to supporters to donate. The fund now has $211,000 in it, O’Mara said. “For those who have given in the past, for those who have thought about giving ... now is the time to show your support,” O’Mara said. The vitriol that was directed at Zimmerman after Martin’s death during a Feb. 26 confrontation in a Seminole County gated community has died down, but the intense media scrutiny of the case also will keep the spotlight on Zimmerman once he is released, with local media following him everywhere he goes. The 44 days between the shooting and Zimmerman’s arrest inspired nationwide protests, led to the departure of the Sanford, Fla. police chief and prompted a U.S. Justice Department probe.
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“We think it is a great way to communicate with the consumer and give them an idea of what exactly goes on in agriculture on the farm. We are being painted by some different groups in a pretty nasty vein, and that is not at all true. I think we need to get the message out there is another side of agriculture.”
— Steve Baccus, president of the Kansas Farm Bureau can’t believe this.”’ The 21-year-old Kansas State University senior isn’t the first to parody LMFAO’s club hit. Spoofs include “Elmo and I Know It,” which features the popular “Sesame Street” character, “I’m Average and I Know It,” and “Santa and I Know It.” Most have only a few thousand hits, although the Elmo version has garnered roughly 12.7 million hits in about seven months. Peterson’s 3:32-minute video begins at the break of dawn with him and his brothers, Nathan, 18, and Kendal, 15, walking across a field of golden wheat that sways gently in the wind. The scenes then shift rapidly to the song’s beat, showing the

Libya on edge before first post-Gadhafi election
TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Calls for a boycott and other unrest on the eve of Libya’s first vote since the overthrow of longtime dictator Moammar Gadhafi raised fears of election violence, even as campaigning came to an end today for a contest seen as a milestone on the country’s rocky path toward democracy. The Saturday election of a 200-member transitional parliament caps a messy nine-month transition after a ruinous 2011 civil war that ended in October with the death of Gadhafi, whose four-decade rule left the country deeply divided along regional, tribal and ideological lines. The parliament will elect a new transitional government to replace the one appointed by the National Transitional Council that led the rebel side during the eight-month war and held power in its aftermath. Many in Libya’s oil-rich east feel slighted by the NTCissued election laws, purportedly based on population, that allocate their region less than a third of the parliamentary seats, with the rest going to the western region that includes Tripoli and the sparsely-settled desert south. In what it called an attempt to defuse eastwest tensions, the NTC decreed on Thursday that the new parliament will not be responsible for naming the panel that will draft a new constitution. Instead, the drafters will be directly elected by the public in a separate vote at a later date. But this has not satisfied some in the east, who press for a boycott. “We don’t want Tripoli to rule all of Libya,” said Fadallah Haroun, a former rebel commander in the east’s regional capital Benghazi. Earlier this week, ex-rebel fighters and other angry

brothers doing chores, driving combines and tractors and jumping on hay bales. It ends with the three walking off into the sunset across a field where the wheat has been harvested. One scene shows Peterson feeding cattle as he raps, “When I step to the bunk, yeah, this is what I see: All the hungry cattle are staring at me. I got passion for my plants, and I ain’t afraid to show it, show it, show it. I’m farming, and I grow it.” Peterson, who’s majoring in agriculture communication and journalism and minoring in music performance at Kansas State, said the video was produced with iMovie and GarageBand software. His 11-year-old sister, Laura, shot some of it on the family farm near Assaria. Steve Baccus, the president of the Kansas Farm Bureau, said what the Peterson brothers did on their own is exactly what agriculture groups have been trying to get other farmers to do — use social media to show consumers the real faces of agriculture. Individual farmers and industry groups have started using Twitter, YouTube and other social media in recent years to counter the messages put out by tech-savvy environmental and animal rights groups concerned about everything from water quality to the size of cages chickens are kept in. “We think it is a great way to communicate with the consumer and give them an idea of what exactly goes on in agriculture on the farm,” Baccus said. “We are being painted by some different groups in a pretty nasty vein, and that is not at all true. I think we need to get the message out there is another side of agriculture.”

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High temperature Thursday in Delphos was 98 degrees, low was 75. High a year ago today was 90, low was 64. Record high for today is 102, set in 1988. Record low is 48, set in 1984. WEATHER FORECAST Tri-county Associated Press

Excessive heat warning in effect until 8 p.m. Saturday. TONIGHT: Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 70s. Southwest winds around 5 mph. SATURDAY: Very hot. Mostly sunny. Highs around 105. West winds 5 to 10 mph. Heat index readings 109 to 114. SATURDAY NIGHT: Mostly clear in the evening then becoming partly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 70s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph shifting to the northeast overnight. EXTENDED FORECAST SUNDAY: Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Not as warm. Highs in the upper 80s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph. SUNDAY NIGHT: Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 60s. MONDAY-THURSDAY: Mostly clear. Highs in the mid 80s. Lows in the mid 60s.

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protesters in Benghazi and in the nearby town of Ajdabiya attacked elections offices, setting fire to ballot papers and other voting materials. Haroun said boycott supporters would take to the streets on election day to “prevent people from voting, because this is a vote that serves those who stole the revolution from us.” He said they would not take up arms but when asked how they would stop voters, he said, “We will see tomorrow.” Many in the west are equally dissatisfied with the decree, saying it will undercut the authority of the new parliament. “The National Transitional Council acts like a rooster with its head cut off,” said Yassar al-Bashti, a candidate with the liberal Free Libyans Party. “They want to weaken the new parliament after their failures over the past months.” The vote also will be a test of the strength of Islamist parties, which have gained influence in Libya and other nations following the ouster of authoritarian regimes run by strongmen like Gadhafi and Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak. Groups vying for power range from the politically savvy Muslim Brotherhood to the ultraconservative Salafis and former jihadists.

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By The Associated Press Today is Friday, July 6, the 188th day of 2012. There are 178 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 6, 1962, Nobel Prize-winning American author William Faulkner, one of the giants of Southern literature, died in Byhalia, Miss., at age 64. On this date: In 1535, St. Thomas More was executed in England for high treason. In 1885, French scientist Louis Pasteur tested an antirabies vaccine on 9-year-old Joseph Meister, who had been bitten by an infected dog; the boy did not develop rabies. In 1933, the first All-Star baseball game was played at Chicago’s Comiskey Park; the American League defeated the National League, 4-2. In 1942, Anne Frank, her parents and sister entered a “secret annex” in an Amsterdam building where they were later joined by four other people; they hid from Nazi occupiers for two years before being betrayed and arrested. In 1944, an estimated 168 people died in a fire that broke out during a performance in the main tent of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus in Hartford, Conn. In 1945, President Harry S. Truman signed an executive order establishing the Medal of Freedom. In 1957, Althea Gibson became the first black tennis player to win a Wimbledon singles title as she defeated fellow American Darlene Hard 6-3, 6-2.


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In 1967, war erupted as Nigeria sent troops into the secessionist state of Biafra. In 1971, jazz trumpeter and singer Louis Armstrong died in New York at age 69. In 1988, 167 North Sea oil workers were killed when a series of explosions and fires destroyed a drilling platform. Ten years ago: Serena Williams beat older sister Venus 7-6 (4), 6-3 to win her first Wimbledon title and second straight Grand Slam tournament. Movie director John Frankenheimer died in Los Angeles; he was 72. Five years ago: A man on a balcony over the New York-New York casino floor in Las Vegas opened fire on the gamblers below, wounding four people before he was tackled by off-duty military reservists. (Steven Zegrean was later convicted of charges including attempted murder and was sentenced to 26 to 90 years in prison; he died in April 2010 less than a year into his term.) Kathleen E. Woodiwiss, pioneer of the modern historical romance novel, died in Princeton, Minn., at age 68. One year ago: President Barack Obama held his first Twitter town hall, which focused on jobs and the economy. Jury selection began in the perjury trial of former baseball pitcher Roger Clemens, who was accused of lying under oath to Congress when he denied ever using performance-enhancing drugs during his career (the proceedings ended abruptly in a mistrial; Clemens was later acquitted in a retrial). The 2018 Winter Olympics were awarded to the South Korean city of Pyeongchang, sending the winter games to Asia for the first time since 1998.

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AKRON (AP) — Witnesses say the driver of a 12-wheel dump truck sounded his horn and frantically waved his arms to warn bystanders as his outof-control vehicle sped down an incline toward a plaza and an intersection before crashing into a northeast Ohio river. The truck hauling sand became submerged upside down in the Cuyahoga River on Thursday, and the 41-yearold driver from Ravenna died. No other injuries were reported. Akron police say it appears the truck’s air brakes failed. They estimate the truck’s speed was about 50 mph. Witnesses praised the driver for maneuvering around a busy intersection, pedestrians and a strip mall. Driver Trista Merendino watched the scene and told the Akron Beacon Journal it was clear the driver sacrificed himself to save other people.

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Thursday accusing Obama of implementing policies that “make it harder, not easier, to SANDUSKY — President create jobs here in Ohio and Barack Obama’s bus trip on around the country.” Thursday through northern People at Obama’s mornOhio took him to several ing event agreed the auto E - The Environmental Magazine areas with big auto plants as industry is key for the area he defended his decision to but had varying opinions on Dear EarthTalk: I recently saw an artirescue U.S. automakers. the political impact of the cle extolling the virtues of natural gas as After a morning stop in the auto bailout. Toledo suburb of Maumee, Thomas Hutton, a retired an abundant, inexpensive and domestically Obama arrived at a park in pharmacist from Toledo, said produced automotive fuel. Is this going to Sandusky just blocks from the auto industry is important be the automotive fuel of the future and Lake Erie. Hundreds of but he didn’t think it would how green is it? — Jason Kincaide, New Bedford, MA people packed the sidewalks be a defining issue for the in the downtown area, and presidential campaign. It is difficult to say which of the growing school buses lined the park “It’s a side issue,” he said. number of fuel options will power the cars of on all sides for security. “The big ones are the econothe future. But natural gas, given its domestic Russ Dickman, of my and heath care.” abundance, low price and lesser carbon footSandusky, said the auto Army retiree Glenn print, is certainly a contender, at least as far as industry’s health has a big Shields said preserving jobs researchers at the federally funded Argonne impact on everyone. But he is good, but he thinks the auto National Laboratory are concerned. Some of said the economy isn’t where companies should’ve recogthe same engineers there who developed the it used to be. nized their problems soon- batteries now used in electric cars have been “Not yet,” Dickman said er. He said the auto bailout tasked with improving natural gas powered while sitting on the steps of will be an important issue in engine technologies, thanks to anticipated a merry-go-round museum November. consumer demand for vehicles powered by in Sandusky’s quaint down“It’s going to be a major something cheaper and greener than gasoline town. “I can see it getting factor,” said the 69-year-old. but without the hassles of other alternative there.” “The big issue will be the fuels. Terry Jones, a truck driver growing debt related to the “Our conclusion is that natural gas as a who hauls auto parts, was bailout.” transportation fuel has both adequate abunstraining to hear Obama’s Linda Schneider of dance and cost advantages that make a strong voice on a loudspeaker from Maumee said she was unem- case to focus interest in the technology as two blocks away. He said ployed four years ago before a real game changer in U.S. energy secuthe rebounding auto industry getting a human resources rity,” Mike Duoba, an engineer at Argonne’s will help the president a great job with a Toledo-area auto Transportation Technology Research and deal. parts company. Development Center outside of Chicago, told “Ohio is a key state, and “This is an auto region,” the Talking Points Memo news blog. “In EarthTalk® is written and edited by Roddy that’s most of your workers she said. “We need (the terms of consumer ownership and use costs, Scheer and Doug Moss and is a registered in autos,” he said. industry) to survive.” the case to make a switch from current fuels to trademark of E - The Environmental Magazine Earlier, hundreds of supAfter an ice cream social compressed natural gas (CNG) is much more ( Send questions to: porters, including several in Sandusky, Obama headed compelling than for other alternative fuels like Subscribe: www. wearing United Auto Workers to the Cleveland suburb of ethanol and electricity.” Free Trial Issue: union T-shirts, waited in Parma and an appearance at Given this promise—in addition to Maumee for two hours for a park surrounded by shade Obama’s arrival. trees. “The best thing he ever Several blocks down the could have done was save the street, more than 50 people auto industry,” said William gathered to await the presiHarris of Holland, a worker dential motorcade. Most for a Chrysler engine plant were curious neighbors, and in Detroit for 36 years before a few held anti-Obama signs, retiring. “It’s not back yet, including one saying “Are but it’s come a long ways.” you better off than you were Former Gov. Ted 4 trillion dollars ago?” Strickland, U.S. Rep. Marcy Mark Walker, 59, of Kaptur and U.S. Sen. Sherrod Cleveland, a Catholic and Brown warmed up the crowd self-described nominal in Maumee, all touting the Democrat, carried a sign auto industry’s revival. reading “Religious Freedom Brown applauded U.S. efforts Now.” He said he objected to to defend American auto jobs the administration mandate against what he called unfair that most employers provide Chinese trade practices. health insurance that covers Former Minnesota Gov. birth control, a move opposed Tim Pawlenty and Louisiana by the church. Gov. Bobby Jindal, two Federal officials say the potential vice presidential rule is critical to women’s nominees, were sent out health by helping them space by Republicans to counter out pregnancies. Obama in some of the same “I feel the administraLA Wad, courtesy Flickr towns where the president tion, through its own edict, was stopping. Federally-funded researchers at the Argonne National Laboratory are trying to improve is establishing its own reli“We should all bet on the gion,” Walker said. the efficiency of natural gas powered engines, spurred by anticipated consumer demand for country, but we shouldn’t Obama’s schedule today fuel that is cheaper and greener than gasoline and without the hassles of other alternative double down on Barack includes visiting an elemen- fuels. Pictured: a natural gas-powered Honda Civic at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show. Sleet-ice-snow... Obama,” Pawlenty said tary school in Poland, Ohio, Thursday. “He’s had his near Youngstown. 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a February 2012 Department of Energy announcement of a $30 million competition aimed at finding ways “to harness our abundant supplies of domestic natural gas for vehicles”—Duoba and his colleague have been ramping up vehicle systems analysis and engine research and testing around CNG as a way to wean ourselves off of foreign fuel sources. Their goal is to improve the efficiency of the CNG combustion process so that it can fit into a new line of engines that can run on gasoline or CNG equally as well, giving consumers the flexibility of choice without any trade-offs. Duoba thinks such a vehicle would have significant consumer appeal, especially in light of sluggish sales of the latest round of electric vehicles from the major automakers. “At least for some time, compared to plug-in vehicle batteries, CNG storage offers lower weight, higher energy storage and lower costs—as well as faster refueling/recharging.” And while CNG vehicles would generate emissions from their tailpipes, the Argonne team believes that their overall emissions footprint would be smaller than that of an electric vehicle drawing power from the fossil-fuel-based electric grid. But to Duoba the appeal of CNG is more about reducing America’s dependence on foreign oil sources than on saving the planet. “Various technologies have been successful at reducing the environmental impact (criteria pollution) over the decades,” Duoba wrote. “To the extent that consumption of foreign petroleum has not been reduced to acceptable levels, this could be viewed as the principal motivation.” But CNG faces the same major hurdle to becoming widely accepted as any other challenger to gasoline as king of the road: a lack of refueling stations. Whatever does finally unseat gasoline will no doubt have to have a system for refueling that rivals the convenience we’ve come to expect from our corner gas stations.








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“Read, read, read. Read everything — trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You’ll absorb it. Then write. If it’s good, you’ll find out. If it’s not, throw it out the window.” — William Faulkner (1897-1962)

Report: Bank bought influence with discounts
By LARRY MARGASAK Associated Press WASHINGTON — The former Countrywide Financial Corp., whose subprime loans helped start the nation’s foreclosure crisis, made hundreds of discount loans to buy influence with members of Congress, congressional staff, top government officials and executives of troubled mortgage giant Fannie Mae, according to a House report. The report, obtained by The Associated Press, said that the discounts — from January 1996 to June 2008, were not only aimed at gaining influence for the company but to help mortgage giant Fannie Mae. Countrywide’s business depended largely on Fannie, which at the time was trying to fend off more government regulation but eventually had to come under government control. Fannie was responsible for purchasing a large volume of Countrywide’s subprime mortgages. Countrywide was taken over by Bank of America in January 2008, relieving the financial services industry and regulators from the messy task of cleaning up the bankruptcy of a company that was servicing 9 million U.S. home loans worth $1.5 trillion at a time when the nation faced a widening credit crisis, massive foreclosures and an economic downturn. The Justice Department has not prosecuted any Countrywide official, but the House committee’s report said documents and testimony show that Mozilo and company lobbyists “may have skirted the federal bribery statute by keeping conversations about discounts and other forms of preferential treatment internal. Rather than making quid pro quo arrangements with lawmakers and staff, Countrywide used the VIP loan program to cast a wide net of influence.” The Securities and Exchange Commission in October 2010 slapped Mozilo with a $22.5 million penalty to settle charges that he and two other former Countrywide executives misled investors as the subprime mortgage crisis began. Mozilo also was banned from ever again serving as an officer or director of a publicly traded company. He also agreed to pay another $45 million to settle

DEAR EDITOR: The Wesleyan Church was open to the public during the recent power outage. The church would like to thank the media for getting word out; a local restaurant for its donation; individuals for food donations; and those who gave monetary donations. A big thanks goes out to all who volunteered their time serving and keeping the church open around the clock. We also appreciate all who passed out flyers to let the community know the church was open and offering food, air conditioning, a place to rest and the opportunity to watch movies. Anyone who still doesn’t have power can contact the church to see if any need can be met. The leftover food and monetary donations were given to a rescue shelter in Lima. Delphos Wesleyan Church


US hiring likely improved only modestly in June

One Year Ago • A new event is about to begin in Van Wert and it has drawn attention from around the world. The Van Wert Independent Film Festival will take place from Friday-Sunday, with 23 films being shown in the first two days. The whole event wraps up on Sunday with an Awards Gala and Brunch at the Van Wert Banquet Hall on South Shannon Street. 25 Years Ago — 1987 • Members and one guest were present for the dinner and program when the Leatherwood Garden Club met at Dick’s Restaurant in Kalida. Hostesses were Annette Kahle and Mildred Ricker. Gladys Basinger presented poems for the month and as a memorial for the late Ruth Foules, she read “Memory’s Garden” and “All That I Worked For.” Ruth was a charter member of the club. • Amie Reynolds was the top winner in the July 4 fishing derby sponsored by Delphos Jaycees. Amie received a fishing pole and reel for her catch of 20 ½ inches. Charlie Webb took second with a 19 ½ inch fish and a rod and reel. • The crowning of the 1987 junior fair king and queen was held as part of junior fair day activities Sunday. Newly-crowned queen is Ann Recker of the New Cleveland Clever Clovers, and king, Mike Langhals of Columbus Grove Future Farmers of America. 50 Years Ago — 1962 • Tina, an 8,000-pound hippopotamus, said to be the largest “hippo” in captivity will be seen here when the Hoxie and Bardex Brothers Three-Ring Circus plays a one-day stand here Saturday. The circus also carries a herd of trained elephants, trained horses, ponies, monkeys and dogs, aerial acts and many clowns. • The Ottoville Up-To-Date Girls 4-H Club and advisers met this week in the school cafeteria with safety talks given by Charlotte Klima, June Heitmeyer, Dorothy Turnwald and Ann Schimmoeller of the senior division, and Dianne Schlagbaum, Phyllis Schweller, Connie Heitmeyer and Marilyn Wieman of the junior division. • The Pirates put together back-to-back five-run innings in the fifth and sixth frames to rout the Braves, 13-0. Jim Morris had a two-run homer, and Mark Miller tripled. Chuck Fisher pitched for the Pirates, allowing four hits, walked four and struck out eight. 75 Years Ago — 1937 • The celebration at Waterworks Park Monday was exceptionally well attended and proved to be a most enjoyable affair. The kittenball tournament was one of the big attractions of the day. The Coombs Shoe team won the tournament by defeating two of the strongest teams in the Delphos Recreation League. The grand climax of the celebration came at 9:30 p.m. when a large and beautiful fireworks display was shot off. • A distinct honor has been conferred on Mrs. Frank Jettinghoff, of Mount Vernon, Ill., quite well-known in Delphos. She is listed in the 1937-38 edition of “Who’s Who” of American Women. In the capacity of national executive secretary, Mrs. Jettinghoff attended the silver jubilee convention of the Theta Phi Alpha, national fraternity. • “Pure Lord Jim”, registration number 47788, American black and tan ‘coon dog, owned by James Counsellor of Delphos, won first prize in its class at the United Kennel Club bench show held north of Lima Sunday afternoon. The Counsellor dog was entered in a field of eight. There were a number of Delphos persons in attendance at the show.


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WASHINGTON (AP) — Hiring likely picked up slightly in June after sputtering in April and May. But the gains aren’t expected to be enough to lower the unemployment rate. Analysts forecast that the economy gained only 90,000 jobs last month, according to a survey by FactSet. It would mark a third straight month of weak job growth. The unemployment rate is expected to remain at 8.2 percent. The Labor Department will report on June hiring and unemployment at 8:30 a.m. Eastern time today. Some economists grew more optimistic on Thursday after a pair of reports signaled improvement in the job market last month. The government said fewer people applied for unemployment benefits for the second straight week. And payroll provider ADP said businesses added 176,000 jobs last month, up from its reported gain of 136,000 jobs in May. Goldman Sachs responded to the better data by raising its forecast to a gain of 125,000 jobs last month, up from its initial prediction of 75,000. Still, the economy and the job market remain lackluster. Even a gain of 125,000 jobs is only enough, over time, to keep up with population growth and prevent the unemployment rate from rising. In April and May, employers added an average of just 73,000 jobs. That was far fewer than the 226,000 a month added in the first three months of the year. Another weak month of hiring could benefit Mitt Romney, the presumptive GOP presidential nominee. President Barack Obama is expected to face voters with the highest unemployment rate of any president since the Great Depression, and the economy is the top issue for many voters. Dismal June job figures could also prompt the Federal Reserve to take further action to try to boost the economy. The Fed last month downgraded its economic outlook for 2012. It predicted growth of just 1.9 percent to 2.4 percent for the year and little change in the unemployment rate. Despite the gloom, American factories and service firms kept hiring in June, according to surveys by the Institute for Supply Management. Economists say that suggests many companies don’t think the slowdown in hiring this spring will endure. “It is beginning to look like the labor market is not nearly as weak as feared,” Joel Naroff, chief economist at Naroff Economic Advisors, said in a note to clients. Hiring is crucial to consumers, who are losing confidence in the economy and whose pay is scarcely rising. They have pulled back on spending in the past two months, even though gas prices have fallen roughly 60 cents a gallon, on average, since early April. Consumer spending drives about 70 percent of the economic activity. And Europe’s debt crisis threatened to hold back U.S. growth further. Exports to Europe have fallen in recent months, hurting U.S. manufacturing, a key source of growth since the recession officially ended three years ago. In June, manufacturing shrank for the first time in nearly three years, according to ISM.

New jobs report looms over Obama campaign trip
By BEN FELLER AP White House Correspondent SANDUSKY — Campaigning by bus through swing state Ohio, President Barack Obama cast his reelection bid as a bet on the American worker Thursday, even as he braced for an unemployment report that will help set battle lines for the hot summer to come. The monthly unemployment numbers could alter or harden voters’ views of Obama’s core re-election argument that he pulled the U.S. back from recession while Republican Mitt Romney embraces policies that led to an economic nearcollapse. A weak report could undermine Obama’s position, while improvement could help the president — though concerns about jobs are sure to a major issue through Election Day. Obama tellingly chose to start his summer of onthe-road campaigning in two political battleground states that have a rosier economic outlook than some parts of the nation. Both Ohio and Pennsylvania had unemployment rates of 7.3 percent in May, well below the national average of 8.2 percent. “This is how summer is supposed to feel,” Obama By STEVE PEOPLES Associated Press said, wiping sweat from his face he campaigned under scorching sun for four more years in office. His trip through northern Ohio gave him a post-July 4 splash of Americana: Main streets and U.S. flags, cornfields and fruit stands, community soccer sign-ups and American Legion halls, small children climbing on fathers’ shoulders to see the president’s bus go by. Obama was greeted kindly wherever he went and bounded through his day, high-fiving the kids and hugging grandmothers. As he kicked off Thursday’s 250-mile trip in Maumee, Ohio, Obama said he had “refused to turn my back on communities like this one.” Romney, chiming in from his family vacation in New Hampshire, criticized Obama for hitting the road with “no new answers” on the economy. The president, speaking at an early 19th-century museum complex dotted with red-white-and-blue bunting and American flags, claimed credit for Ohio’s improving economy, especially its rejuvenated automobile industry. The White House said the Obama-backed auto bailout helped dramatically increase sales of Chrysler’s Jeep Wrangler and Liberty, made

other violations for a total settlement of $67.5 million that was to be returned to investors who were harmed. The report said that until the housing market became swamped with foreclosures, “Countrywide’s effort to build goodwill on Capitol Hill worked.” Among those who received loan discounts from Countrywide, the report said, were: —Former Senate Banking Committee Chairman Christopher Dodd, D-Conn. —Senate Budget Committee Chairman Kent Conrad, D-N.D. —Mary Jane Collipriest, who was communications director for former Sen. Robert Bennett, R-Utah, then a member of the Banking Committee. The report said Dodd referred Collipriest to Countrywide’s VIP unit. Dodd, when commenting on his own loans, said that he was unaware of receiving preferential treatment but knew his loans were handled by the VIP unit. The Senate’s ethics committee investigated Dodd and Conrad but did not charge them with any ethical wrongdoing.

Republicans attack Romney for his safe approach
WOLFEBORO, N.H. — A chorus of prominent conservative voices is worrying aloud that Republican candidate Mitt Romney’s play-itsafe strategy is jeopardizing his chance to win the presidency. As President Barack Obama’s campaign intensifies criticism of Romney’s background, influential Republicans — right-leaning leaders in business and the media — charge that Romney’s message on the economy and other issues is short on detail and muddled at best. In an editorial Thursday, The Wall Street Journal said the Romney campaign is “slowly squandering an historic opportunity.” “The Romney campaign thinks it can play it safe and coast to the White House by saying the economy stinks and it’s Mr. Obama’s fault,” the newspaper said. “We’re on its email list and the main daily message from the campaign is that ‘Obama isn’t working.’ Thanks, guys, but Americans already know that. What they want to hear from the challenger is some understanding of why the president’s policies aren’t working and how Mr. Romney’s policies will do better.” The harsh critique comes as Romney nears the end of a weeklong vacation at his New Hampshire lakeside home, where he has been almost totally out of the public eye, except for a brief Fourth of July appearance. Polls show Obama slightly leading Romney nationally and in several states that are critical in the hunt to reach the 270 electoral votes needed to win the Nov. 6 election. Romney has consistently criticized Obama’s handling of the economy, health care, domestic spending and foreign policy, but he has offered few specific prescriptions for what he would do differently. The strategy is reflective of a campaign that hopes to make the election a referendum on Obama — in particular his handling of the economy — as economic indicators suggest the pace of the nation’s recovery is slowing. The federal government is set to release a June jobs report today that could have major political ramifications with the election four months away. Regardless of the numbers, conservatives say Romney still needs to better explain his plans. “Adopting a prevent defense when it’s only the second quarter and you’re not even ahead is dubious enough as a strategy,” William Kristol, editor of the con-

in nearby Toledo. Obama said Ohio’s economic gains could be replicated nationwide. “There are some folks who are betting that you will lose interest, that are betting that somehow you are going to lose heart,” Obama said. “I’m betting you’re not going to lose interest. I’m betting you’re not going to lose heart. I still believe on you, I’m betting on you.” In an economic appeal to working class voters, the president also announced his administration was launching an unfair trade complaint against China with the World Trade Organization. The complaint centers on new Chinese duties on American-made cars that the U.S. contends violate international trade rules. As his day of campaigning stretched into dusk, Obama took a fresh shot at Romney on taxes, saying the Republican’s plan would cut taxes for the wealthy at the expense of education spending and health care for the elderly. “I don’t need a tax cut. Mr. Romney sure doesn’t need a tax cut,” Obama said in Parma. And Obama defended his health care overhaul during his first campaign appearance since the law was upheld by the Supreme Court.

servative Weekly Standard, wrote Thursday. The Romney campaign says the former Massachusetts governor has been laserfocused on the economy since he launched his campaign a year ago. And they suggest their critics are misguided. “I think they have to recognize that we’re in a campaign mode where simple, tough, declarative sentences are required, that this is not a campaign to be won on nuance but to be won on making sharp distinctions with the failure of the Obama administration economically, the loss of jobs and the pain that Americans across the country are feeling,” former New Hampshire Gov. John H. Sununu, a key Romney surrogate, said on CNN. Informal campaign adviser Charlie Black noted that Romney has a 59-point economic plan on his website. But conservative critics include media mogul Ruppert Murdoch, who took to Twitter recently and charged that Obama’s Chicago-based team “will be hard to beat unless he drops old friends from team and hires some real pros. Doubtful.” Murdoch, the CEO of News Corp., which owns The Wall Street Journal and Fox News, has also jabbed Romney for playing it safe.

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TODAY 1-4 p.m. — Interfaith Thrift Store is open for shopping. SATURDAY 9 a.m.-noon — Interfaith Thrift Store is open for shopping. St. Vincent DePaul Society, located at the east edge of the St. John’s High School parking lot, is open. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Delphos Postal Museum is open. 12:15 p.m. — Testing of warning sirens by Delphos Fire and Rescue 1-3 p.m. — Delphos Canal Commission Museum, 241 N. Main St., is open. 7 p.m. — Bingo at St. John’s Little Theatre. SUNDAY 1-3 p.m. — The Delphos Canal Commission Museum, 241 N. Main St., is open. 1-4 p.m. — Putnam County Museum is open, 202 E. Main St. Kalida. MONDAY 11:30 a.m. — Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff Street. 6 p.m. — Middle Point Village Council meets 7-9 p.m. — The Delphos Canal Commission Annex Museum, 241 N. Main St., will be open. 7 p.m. — Marion Township trustees at township house. Middle Point council meets at town hall. 8 p.m. — Delphos Knights of Columbus meet at the K of C hall. TUESDAY 11:30 a.m. — Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff Street. 6:30 p.m. — Delphos Lions Club, Eagles Lodge, 1600 E. Fifth St. 7 p.m. — Al-Anon Meeting for Friends and Families of Alcoholics at St. Rita’s Medical Center, 730 West Market Street, Behavioral Services Conference Room 5-G, 5th Floor 7:30 p.m. — Ottoville Emergency Medical Service members meet at the municipal building. Ottoville VFW Auxiliary members meet at the hall.

Record-breaking temperatures, tornado warnings and a power outage seemed like a rotten combination. It certainly did to me when this weekend started. We had a lot to contend with. Many people had damage to their homes and property, a lot of spoiled food and of course, the inconvenience. There was certainly a lot to be unhappy about. There is a positive side to the storm, however. Electricity brings us a lot of modern conveniences and devices which provide us with entertainment. They also provide us with a diversion from normal day to day contact with our friends and family. Before the storm I had just been thinking about how much my son’s electronic devices (X-Box, Kindle, phone, etc…) had changed the interactions we have with each other. He is often in one room playing a game while I am in the other room watching TV or working on the computer. For us, the loss of electricity came to us as something of a blessing. We found ourselves sitting in the same room without an electronic buffer and doing of all things — talking. Not just the usual (what do you want for dinner, did you get your room cleaned, how was weight lift-

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ing, etc…), we talked about girls he liked at school, what he wanted to do when he grew up, what he worried about and how things were changing. We also played Yahtzee, Sorry Sliders and other board games that had long ago been put away because my son would rather play video games. We found them to be a lot of fun. So much so, that even after the power came on my son still wanted to play them. We have decided to start a board game night at least once a week. Another way we passed the time was reading to each other. We started a book series, which we read to each other by flashlight. My son hates to read but I discovered that apparently, it is more fun to read in the dark. Who knew? All the time I have spent trying to get him to read and all I really had to do was shut off the lights? I see a lot of “power failures” in our future but don’t tell him that. If any of you know my son and he mentions how many power outages we have been having, just nod and go along with it. He doesn’t have to know. It’s funny how sometimes you don’t really notice that a distance is developing until

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Serena to face Radwanska in Wimbledon final
By CHRIS LEHOURITES The Associated Press WIMBLEDON, England — Instead of counting Serena Williams out at Wimbledon, it was much easier to count her aces. About a month after losing in the first round of a Grand Slam tournament for the first time in her career, Williams hit a tournament-record 24 aces Thursday to reach her seventh Wimbledon final. “I honestly didn’t feel great on my serve today. I really didn’t,” Williams said after beating Victoria Azarenka of Belarus 6-3, 7-6 (6) on Centre Court. “I thought my serve was off, and apparently clearly it wasn’t, so maybe I should be off a little more.” Williams has won 13 Grand Slam titles, with the last one coming at the All England Club two years ago. Shortly after that victory, Williams cut her feet on glass at a restaurant, leading to a series of health problems, including being hospitalized for clots in her lungs. “I have so much appreciation for every moment on the court,” Williams said. “I really take pride in playing, especially playing such big, amazing tournaments like this.” In Saturday’s final, Williams will face Agnieszka Radwanska. The third-seeded Radwanska beat Angelique Kerber 6-3, 6-4 in the other semifinal to become the first Polish player to reach a Grand Slam final since 1939. “I’m just going to try to mix it up,” said Radwanska, who cut short her news conference because of a coughing fit. “Of course, every match is different, so I’ll see after tomorrow how it’s going to be.” Today in the men’s semifinals, defending champion Novak Djokovic will face six-time winner Roger Federer, while Andy Murray will take on Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. Williams and older sister Venus have been ever-present at Wimbledon since the turn of the century, with one or both reaching the final in 11 of the past 13 tournaments. Between them, they have won nine titles at the All England Club. On Thursday, the 30-year-old Serena Williams looked more like the champion of yesteryear than the player who exited in the first round of the French Open five weeks ago. She controlled play against Azarenka in the first set with her service game, winning 20 of the 24 points she started. She then went up an early break in the second set before Azarenka responded to make it 3-3. They held the rest of the way, and Williams picked up her final three aces in the tiebreaker — the last one on match point. “I got a little tight in the second set. I couldn’t relax,” Williams said. “I was, like, looking too far in the future and she came back. But I’m glad I was able to get through.” Williams set the previous Wimbledon record of 23 aces in a three-set victory over Zheng Jie in the third round of this year’s tournament. “I don’t see anybody else serving like this on the tour,” Azarenka said. “I was just trying to get the ball back as many times as I could, but it wasn’t enough today.” A few hours later, the Williams sisters


Indians hit 3 HRs, edge Rays 3-1 Cabrera leads Padres past Reds 2-1
By TOM WITHERS The Associated Press
CLEVELAND — Despite some flaws, the Indians are staying near the top of the AL Central. Shin-Soo Choo’s leading the way. Thriving at the plate since moving into the leadoff spot in May for Cleveland, Choo set the tone by homering to open the first inning and Josh Tomlin pitched seven stellar innings as the Indians beat the Tampa Bay Rays 3-1 on Thursday night for their sixth win in eight games. After trying out four other players in the No. 1 slot, manager Manny Acta moved Choo to the top of the batting order. It may be his best decision all season. In 48 games as the leadoff hitter, Choo is batting .327 (64 of 196) with eight homers, 20 RBIs and 42 runs. He has raised his average 60 points from .235 to .295. “He’s been phenomenal,” said Michael Brantley, who spent 22 games as the primary leadoff hitter before Choo took over. “It’s nice to have somebody on base with the two, three, four guys coming up. It gives us a big boost, it’s going to create more runs and hopefully he can keep swinging it the way he is. He looks real good.” Brantley connected for a homer in the second off Jeremy Hellickson (4-5) and Travis Hafner homered in the eighth to lead the Indians, who stayed within two games of first-place Chicago. Tomlin (5-5) limited the Rays to one run and two hits, easily the right-hander’s best outing since April. He didn’t allow a walk, struck out three 58 of 88 pitches for strikes. Vinnie Pestano worked the eighth and All-Star closer Chris Perez finished up for his 24th save — all in a row since blowing one on opening day. The struggling Rays have lost eight of 10, fell to 4-13 against the AL Central and have scored more than four runs once in the last 11 games. “This was just a good ballgame that was lost,” said Tampa Bay manager Joe Maddon. “I have no problem with the way we played. Their guy (Tomlin) has been tough against us. He was sharp. Knowing that we have not been prodigious offensively probably gave him the confidence to throw more strikes.” Luke Scott went 0 for 3 and set the Rays’ record by going 39 straight at-bats without a hit. Hafner gave Cleveland a big insurance run in the eighth, connecting off McGee. It was Hafner’s second game back after missing a month following surgery on his right knee. His homer into the right-field seats was his seventh this season and first since May 23. Indians have been waiting for Tomlin to regain his consistency. He pounded the strike zone against Tampa Bay, retiring the side in order five times and getting a big assist from Choo to end the sixth. With two outs, Rays outfielder Ben Zobrist hit a drive to right that pushed Choo up to the wall before he made a staggering, backpedalling catch. Tampa Bay could have threatened in the eighth when Elliot Johnson lined a single into the left-field corner off Pestano with one out, but he was thrown out trying to stretch into a double it by left fielder Aaron Cunningham, who came in as defensive replacement for Johnny Damon an inning earlier.
AL Capsules WHITE SOX 2, RANGERS 1 CHICAGO — Rookie Jose Quintana allowed two hits in eight stellar innings, Kevin Youkilis came through again with a go-ahead homer and the Chicago White Sox completed a three-game sweep of the Texas Rangers with a 2-1 victory Thursday. On a scorching day at U.S. Cellular Field — with a first-pitch temperature of 99 degrees that hit 102 by the fourth inning — Quintana (4-1) walked one and struck out a career-high eight. He gave up a leadoff single to Ian Kinsler in the first and an RBI single to Adrian Beltre in the fourth on a line drive that hit the left-hander near the hip and bounded past first. With a thunderstorm hitting the ball park in the ninth, Addison Reed pitched the final inning for his 12th save in 13 chances to help give Chicago the sweep in a meeting of division leaders. Youkilis took All-Star Matt Harrison (11-4) deep in the sixth to break a 1-all tie, his sixth homer of the season and second since joining the White Sox in a trade from Boston last month. TIGERS 7, TWINS 3 DETROIT — Prince Fielder hit a three-run homer in the eighth inning to break a tie and Delmon Young followed with a solo shot to lift the Detroit Tigers past the Minnesota Twins for a split of the four-game series. Miguel Cabrera’s RBI single for Detroit in the eighth tied it 3-all. The hit scored Austin Jackson, who tripled with one out before pinch hitter Quintin Berry walked. The damage all came against Alex Burnett (2-1), who relieved starter Scott Diamond to begin the inning after Diamond allowed two runs and five hits in seven innings. He walked one and struck out four. ROYALS 9, BLUE JAYS 6 TORONTO — Luke Hochevar won for the third time in four starts after leaving the game with a sprained ankle, Eric Hosmer had three RBIs and the Kansas City Royals beat the Blue Jays. All-Star Billy Butler snapped a season-long 0-for-24 hitless streak against Toronto pitching and Yuniesky Betancourt homered as the Royals won for the second time in six games. Salvador Perez tied a career high with four hits, all singles, and Kansas City finished with a season-high 16 hits. Hochevar (6-8) gave up two runs and four hits in five innings before leaving with his injury. He sprained his right ankle while running to cover first base on Colby Rasmus’ infield single in the fifth. Jonathan Broxton finished in the ninth for his 21st save. J.P. Arencibia hit two home runs for the Blue Jays, and Henderson Alvarez (5-7) gave up five runs and eight hits in 5 1-3 innings. ANGELS 9, ORIOLES 7 ANAHEIM, Calif. — Kendrys Morales hit a two-run single in Los Angeles’ five-run fourth inning and the Angels rallied to beat the Baltimore Orioles. LaTroy Hawkins (2-1), the second of six Angels pitchers, retired both batters he faced after relieving rookie Garrett Richards in the fifth inning and got credit for the victory. Ernesto Frieri got three outs for his 11th save in 11 chances, keeping his spotless ERA intact in 25 appearances with the Angels and helping them climb within four games of the AL West-leading Texas Rangers. The Orioles slipped 5 1/2 behind the idle New York Yankees in the AL East.

reached the semifinals in doubles — putting them two matches from their fifth Wimbledon title. Earlier on Centre Court, Radwanska won with her steady play, winning five straight games to close out the first set after going down a break early. She’ll need more of that to have a chance against Williams in the final. “She’s been consistent this year, more consistent than I have,” Williams said of Radwanska. “That already tells me from the beginning I really need to go out there and be ready to hit a lot of shots and be ready to play hard.” Radwanska can take over the No. 1 ranking if she beats Williams on Saturday. If not, Azarenka, who won the Australian Open, will take over the top spot from Maria Sharapova. But just reaching a major final, the first of her career, is an achievement for both Radwanska and Poland. The last Polish player to reach a major final was Jadwiga Jedrzejowska. But she lost in the final of the 1939 French Championships, two years after runner-up finishes at Wimbledon and the U.S. Championships.

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Padres have found a way to win games, and show no signs of slowing down. The Padres were in last place in the NL West on June 27 with the majors’ secondworst record, but resurgent San Diego is on a tear. Everth Cabrera’s bases-loaded single in the ninth inning gave the Padres their sixth consecutive victory, a 2-1 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Thursday night. San Diego, which has won eight of 11 games, found a way to win after former Padres pitcher Mat Latos kept them handcuffed for seven innings. “Over the last 3 1/2 weeks, the players and coaches sensed we were playing better,” Padres manager Bud Black said. “Over the last two weeks, you’ve seen more timely hitting, fundamental defense and the pitching has been fine.” The Padres got a pinchhit home run from Logan Forsythe to tie it at 1 in the eighth before the winning rally one inning later. “It’s going to be an exciting series,” said San Diego rookie catcher Yasmani Grandal, who got the rally going with a leadoff double. “They (were) leading the division and we are on a streak.” Grandal didn’t even mention another story line that included him and both of the starting pitchers. Latos and San Diego’s Edinson Volquez were matched up for the first time since being part of the five-player trade between the clubs in the offseason. The Reds dealt Volquez, former first-round picks Alonso, Grandal and reliever Brad Boxberger to San Diego in December in exchange for Latos. The Padres’ rally ruined a sterling outing by Latos, who was nearly matched by Volquez for seven innings. Latos did not allow a run on four hits over seven innings.
By JENNA FRYER The Associated Press

Volquez gave up just one run on five hits in seven innings. The right-hander struck out 10 while walking three to increase his major league-leading total to 63. “There was a determination on both pitchers that might have been a little bit different than any other game,” Black said. Said Reds manager Dusty Baker: “(Latos) came back here with a lot of emotions. He pitched a great game. It’s tough. You hate to have two hours erased in minutes.” That’s what happened when Forsythe hit a leadoff homer in eighth off Sean Marshall. “That just gave us a lot of momentum,” said Cameron Maybin, who was part of the ninth-inning rally. “Guys could just feel it.”
NL Capsules METS 6, PHILLIES 5 NEW YORK — David Wright singled off Jonathan Papelbon with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, lifting the New York Mets to a 6-5 comeback victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday night that preserved R.A. Dickey’s 11-game winning streak. Mets catcher Josh Thole prevented a run in the eighth when he held on to the ball despite being barreled over at home plate by Mike Fontenot. Daniel Murphy lined a shot off Papelbon’s leg for the tying run with two outs in the ninth, setting the stage for Wright. Ike Davis began the ninth with a double off Papelbon (2-3). Thole sacrificed pinch-runner Ronny Cedeno to third before Kirk Nieuwenhuis struck out. Papelbon then hit Jordany Valdespin with a 3-2 pitch and walked Ruben Tejada on a full-count to load the bases. MARLINS 4, BREWERS 0 MILWAUKEE — Carlos Lee doubled and scored in his Miami debut, Mark Buerhle struck out a season-best eight over 7 2-3 innings and the Marlins beat the Brewers to split the four-game series. Lee, acquired in a trade with the Houston Astros on Wednesday, started at first base. Buehrle (8-8) allowed only six hits to the Brewers, who had produced 25 runs the previous three games. The left-hander was challenged in the fourth when Milwaukee had runners at the corners with two outs, but he struck out Rickie Weeks to end the threat. The Brewers failed to advance a runner to third the rest of the way. Greg Dobbs hit a pinch-hit, two-run homer off Jose Veras in the top of the ninth for Miami. PIRATES 2, ASTROS 0 PITTSBURGH — Jeff Karstens scattered four hits over eight innings and the surging Pittsburgh Pirates blanked the Houston Astros. Karstens (2-2) struck out a season-

NASCAR not interested in mandatory cautions
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Bruton Smith has an idea how to create more excitement in NASCAR. NASCAR President Mike Helton didn’t sound very interested in the billionaire track promoter’s suggestion to throw bogus cautions to bunch up the field. Smith argued last weekend at Kentucky that long green-flag runs are damaging NASCAR and floated his theory on creating mandatory cautions. On Thursday, Helton said NASCAR fans don’t want manufactured drama. “NASCAR fans want the event to unfold unartificially,” Helton said at Daytona International Speedway. “The racing that goes on on the racetrack under green is as exciting as any in motorsports. Sports is a true reality show as it unfolds ... you have to be careful when you think about artificially creating the outcome of that.” The current state of racing has been hotly debated this season because of the scarcity of caution-causing incidents. It’s created a lot of green-flag racing that many fans have complained is boring to watch, and Smith seemed to agree with his mandatory caution proposal. “You just can’t sit there and nothing is happening,” said Smith, owner of Speedway Motorsports Inc. “It ruins the event. It’s damaging to our sport. Look at some of your other sports — they have a mandatory timeout, TV (commercial) time and all these things, and that creates things within the sport. “If you have (cautions) every 20 laps, I don’t care. It adds to the show. Someone once said we were in show business — if we’re in show business, let’s deliver. Let’s deliver that show. Right now, we’re not deliver-

high eight against just one walk as the Pirates completed their first four-game sweep of the Astros at home since 1979. Joel Hanrahan pitched the ninth to record his 22nd save. Garrett Jones and Casey McGehee each drove in a run for Pittsburgh, which has won eight of nine to vault into first in the NL Central. Houston’s Bud Norris (5-6) gave up two runs and five hits in seven solid innings but the Astros’ offense sputtered a day after trading slugger Carlos Lee to Miami. Houston managed four singles and didn’t get a runner to third base until the ninth while losing its eighth straight game. NATIONALS 6, GIANTS 5 WASHINGTON — Bryce Harper scored the winning run when first baseman Brandon Belt couldn’t dig out a short-hop throw on a potential double-play ball in the ninth, and the Washington Nationals completed a sweep with a win over the San Francisco Giants on a night of fond memories of the 1924 World Series. It was throwback night in the nation’s capital, and the “Senators” topped the “New York Giants” with a two-run rally off Santiago Casilla (2-4). The NL East leaders recovered from a four-run deficit and have won four straight and seven of nine. Tyler Clippard (2-2) pitched the ninth to get the win for the Nationals, who scored 24 runs in the three-game series. The home team went all-out to recreate the nostalgia of the ‘24 World Series, even though the game didn’t feature both of the cities nor both of the franchises from the Series the Senators won in seven games. The Giants moved to the West Coast in 1958, and that version of the Senators (also called the Nationals) bailed for Minnesota in 1961. The current Nationals are the former Montreal Expos, who moved to Washington in 2005. BRAVES 7, CUBS 3 ATLANTA — Jason Heyward and Brian McCann each hit a two-run homer in the first inning, helping Mike Minor and the Atlanta Braves beat the Chicago Cubs. Freddie Freeman and Juan Francisco also connected for Atlanta, which salvaged a split of the four-game series. Minor (5-6) held the Cubs without a hit until the fifth and gave up three runs, two earned, and three hits in 6 1-3 innings overall. Chicago right-hander Matt Garza (4-7), allowed five runs and five hits in four innings. CARDINALS 6, ROCKIES 2 ST. LOUIS — Lance Lynn struck out seven in six shutout innings, and the Cardinals got two RBIs apiece from Matt Holliday and Carlos Beltran. St. Louis has won four of its last five and 11 of 14 against Colorado. Jason Motte came on with two on and two out in the ninth and retired Carlos Gonzalez on a grounder for his 19th save. Rockies have lost four of five. Colorado has scored 13 runs in its last six games. Colorado starter Christian Friedrich (4-6) gave up six runs in 4 1/3 innings. DODGERS 4, DIAMONDBACKS 1 PHOENIX — Scott Van Slyke and Elian Herrera hit solo home runs, and the Los Angeles Dodgers sent the Arizona Diamondbacks to their sixth straight loss. Diamondbacks starter Wade Miley allowed four runs and eight hits in 6 2-3 innings, with four strikeouts. Van Slyke went deep off Miley and Herrera hit his first big league homer to chase Arizona’s lone All-Star representative in the seventh inning to back Nathan Eovaldi, who got his first win in his eighth start.


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ing.” Smith’s suggestion was pretty much panned by several drivers asked about it Thursday, none more so than Carl Edwards, who warned mandatory cautions would send NASCAR down “a slippery slope.” He likened mandatory cautions to stopping and re-setting the score in a basketball game because one team had too big of a lead, and said a halftime break was the equivalent of making two races and the first one doesn’t count. Edwards even offered his own idea: drivers line up exactly how they were running when the yellow flag came out, with the exact same distance between the cars, and resume from a standing start. Helton finds the entire caution-flag discussion amusing, particularly since NASCAR is often accused of calling bogus cautions for mysterious debris. “We go through a cycle where the industry or fans or someone seems to think we throw too many cautions,” Helton said. “Then we go through a cycle where maybe people think, ‘What’s happened to all the cautions?’ It’s kind of interesting to be accused to not having enough cautions. Time will swing back-and-forth.” And, comparing NASCAR to other sports that have halftimes or timeouts isn’t relevant, Helton said.’ “We always try to adapt to the current and the relevant culture, but racing is different and it can’t really be compared to other sports that have, by their design and the way they unfold, built-in breaks,” Helton said.

Faith in the Obama brand
an American Idol.” Meanwhile, on the other side, Republicans are “much more likely to say that they are confused about his faith or that they doubt he is really a Christian. “That could be what some people really mean when they say they don’t know Obama’s religion,” he said. Meanwhile, there are liberals who think Obama is lying when he says he is a believer. HBO comedian Bill Maher spoke for this flock when he said: “If you woke him up in the middle of the night, or if you gave him sodium pentothal, I think (Obama would say) he’s a centrist the way he is a Christian -- not really.” From this perspective, noted Taylor, it’s crucial that the president’s father was a skeptical Muslim and that Obama has, at various times, described his mother as “an agnostic” and “a lonely witness for secular humanism,” as well as “a Christian from Kansas.” Young Obama grew up with Joseph Campbell’s “The Power of Myth,” as well as the Bible and the Quran. Still, there’s plenty of evidence the rising politico paid attention during his years at Trinity United Church of Christ. One thing’s for sure: Obama didn’t learn his call-and-response pulpit skills at Harvard Law School. He plugged into a liberal African-American congregation in order to build his South Chicago credibility, while hitting the golf links to learn how to reach into executive suites. By the time he went national, these lessons had been fused into a powerful advertising formula driven by the words “change,” “hope” and “believe.” In his book, Taylor says the key is that the “believe” component centered on Obama’s image, talent and personal story -- not a creed. The candidate offered “himself to America,” rather than political or religious specifics. “At no time did Obama declare, ‘I am the Messiah.’ Every time he stepped into the spotlight, though, he talked and acted like one,” argued Taylor. “Obama created a messianic personality by being messianic. ... He preached justice, righteousness and compassion. He proclaimed the end of war and peace among nations. He prophesied the healing of the planet. Obama never told the American people that he was their Savior. He showed them his plan for redemption.” This take on faith rings true for millions

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Here’s good news for President Barack Obama: The slice of Americans who believe he is a Muslim is down to 11 percent, according to a new Gallup Poll. That number was up to 18 percent two years ago, in a Pew Research Center survey, after hitting 11 percent in 2009. This time around, 52 percent of Democrats knew the president is a Protestant Christian, as opposed to 24 percent of Republicans. Only 3 percent of Democrats said Obama is a Muslim, while 18 percent of Republicans thought so. The number of Gallup respondents who answered “none/ no religion” was fairly even -- 10 percent of independents, 7 percent of Republicans and 6 percent of Democrats. In many ways, the most remarkable number in these polls is that -- after years of public professions by Obama -- nearly 137 million Americans answer “don’t know” when asked to name his faith. That’s 44 percent of those polled in this recent Gallup effort. “It’s clear most Democrats recognize that he is a liberal Christian or they just don’t care,” said Mark Edward Taylor, author of “Branding Obamessiah: The Rise of

of Americans. Yet millions of other Americans balk at Obama’s privatized definition of “sin” -- during a 2004 interview with journalist Cathleen Falsani -- as “being out of alignment with my values.” In that same interview, Obama said he was unsure about heaven and hell, but that “whether the reward is in the here and now or in the hereafter, the aligning myself to my faith and my values is a good thing.” Taylor is convinced this division -- between two very different views of faith -- is what keeps showing up in poll results about Obama and religion. “All I know is that Obama recently played his 100th round of golf on a Sunday morning. I don’t know if he went to church that Sunday morning or not,” he said. “When we look at these poll numbers, perhaps what we are really seeing is the result of what these Americans think about religious faith. What they say about Obama may tell us as much or more about them as it does about Obama.”
(Terry Mattingly is the director of the Washington Journalism Center at the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities and leads the project to study religion and the news.)

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ZION UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Corner of Zion Church & Conant Rd., Elida Pastors: Mark and D.J. Fuerstenau Sunday - Service - 9:00 a.m. PIKE MENNONITE CHURCH 3995 McBride Rd., Elida Phone 419-339-3961 LIGHTHOUSE CHURCH OF GOD Elida - Ph. 222-8054 Rev. Larry Ayers, Pastor Service schedule: Sunday– 10 a.m. School; 11 a.m. Morning Worship; 6 p.m. Sunday evening. FAITH BAPTIST CHURCH 4750 East Road, Elida Pastor - Brian McManus Sunday – 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Worship, nursery available. Wednesday – 6:30 p.m. Youth Prayer, Bible Study; 7:00 p.m. Adult Prayer and Bible Study; 8:00 p.m. - Choir. GOMER UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST 7350 Gomer Road, Gomer, Ohio 419-642-2681 Rev. Brian Knoderer Sunday – 10:30 a.m. Worship BREAKTHROUGH 101 N. Adams St., Middle Point Pastor Scott & Karen Fleming Sunday – Church Service - 10 a.m, 6 p.m. Wednesday - 7:00 p.m.

ST. PATRICK’S CHURCH 500 S. Canal, Spencerville 419-647-6202 Saturday 4:30 p.m. Reconciliation; 5 p.m. Mass, May 1 - Oct. 30. Sunday - 10:30 a.m. Mass. SPENCERVILLE FULL GOSPEL 107 Broadway St., Spencerville Pastor Charles Muter Home Ph. 419-657-6019 Sunday: Morning Services 10:00 a.m. Evening Services - 7:00 p.m. Wednesday: 7:00 p.m. Worship service. SPENCERVILLE CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE 317 West North St. 419-296-2561 Pastor Tom Shobe 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Morning Worship; 7:00 p.m. Wednesday Service TRINITY UNITED METHODIST Corner of Fourth & Main, Spencerville Phone 419-647-5321 Rev. Jan Johnson, Pastor Sunday - 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Worship service. UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST Spencerville Rev. Ron Shifley, Pastor Sunday– 9:30 a.m. Church School; 10:30 a.m. Worship Service. AGAPE FELLOWSHIP MINISTRIES 9250 Armstrong Road, Spencerville Pastors Phil & Deb Lee Sunday - 10:00 a.m. Worship service. Wed. - 7:00 p.m. Bible Study HARTFORD CHRISTIAN CHURCH (Independent Fundamental) Rt. 81 and Defiance Trial Rt. 2, Box 11550 Spencerville 45887 Rev. Robert King, Pastor Sunday - 9:30 a.m. Sunday school; 10:30 a.m. Worship Service; 7:00 p.m. Evening worship and Teens Alive (grades 7-12). Wednesday - 7:00 p.m. Bible service. Tuesday & Thursday– 7- 9 p.m. Have you ever wanted to preach the “Word of God?” This is your time to do it. Come share your love of Christ with us.

TRINITY FRIENDS CHURCH 605 N. Franklin St., Van Wert 45891 Ph: (419) 238-2788 Sr. Pastor Stephen Savage Outreach Pastor Neil Hammons Sunday - Worship services at 9:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m. & 6:30 p.m. Wednesday-Ministries at 7:00 p.m. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 13887 Jennings Rd., Van Wert Ph. 419-238-0333 Children’s Storyline: 419-238-2201 Email: Pastor Steven A. Robinson Sunday– 9:30 a.m. Sunday School for all ages; 10:30 a.m. Family Worship Hour; 6:30 p.m. Evening Bible Hour. Wednesday - 6:30 p.m. Word of Life Student Ministries; 6:45 p.m. AWANA; 7:00 p.m. Prayer and Bible Study. MANDALE CHURCH OF CHRIST IN CHRISTIAN UNION Rev. Don Rogers, Pastor Sunday– 9:30 a.m. Sunday School all ages. 10:30 a.m. Worship Services; 7:00 p.m Worship. Wednesday - 7 p.m. Prayer meeting. PENTECOSTAL WAY CHURCH Pastors: Bill Watson Rev. Ronald Defore 1213 Leeson Ave., Van Wert 45891 Phone (419) 238-5813 Head Usher: Ted Kelly 10:00 a.m. - Sunday School 11:10 a.m. - Worship 10:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. - Wednesday Morning Bible Class 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. - Wednesday Evening Prayer Meeting 7:00 p.m. - Wed. Night Bible Study. Thursday - Choir Rehearsal Anchored in Jesus Prayer Line - (419) 238-4427 or (419) 232-4379. Emergency - (419) 993-5855

ST. BARBARA CHURCH 160 Main St., Cloverdale 45827 419-488-2391 Fr. John Stites Mass schedule: Saturday 5:30 p.m., Sunday 8:00 a.m. ST. JOSEPH CATHOLIC CHURCH 135 N. Water St., Ft. Jennings Rev. Joe Przybysz Phone: 419-286-2132 Mass schedule: Saturday 5 p.m.; Sunday 7:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. ST. MICHAEL CHURCH Kalida Fr. Mark Hoying Saturday – 4:30 p.m. Mass. Sunday – 8:00 a.m. & 10:00 a.m. Masses. Weekdays: Masses on Mon., Tues., Wed. and Friday at 8:00 am; Thurs. 7:30 p.m.

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CALVARY EVANGELICAL CHURCH 10686 Van Wert-Decatur Rd. Van Wert, Ohio 419-238-9426 Rev. Clark Williman. Pastor Sunday- 8:45 a.m. Friends and Family; 9:00 a.m. Sunday School LIVE; 10:00 a.m. SALEM UNITED PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 15240 Main St. Venedocia Rev. Wendy S. Pratt, Pastor Church Phone: 419-667-4142 Sunday - 8:30 a.m. - Adult Bell Choir; 8:45 a.m. Jr. Choir; 9:30 a.m. - Worship; 10:45 a.m. Sunday school; 6:30 p.m. - Capital Funds Committee. Monday - 6 p.m. Senior Choir. ST. MARY’S CATHOLIC CHURCH 601 Jennings Rd., Van Wert Sunday 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m.; Monday 8:30 a.m.; Tuesday 7 p.m.; Wednesday 8:30 a.m.; Thursday 8:30 a.m. - Communion Service; Friday 8:30 a.m.; Saturday 4 p.m. VAN WERT VICTORY CHURCH OF GOD 10698 US 127S., Van Wert (Next to Tracy’s Auction Service) Tommy Sandefer, lead pastor Ron Prewitt, sr. adult pastor Sunday worship & children’s ministry - 10:00 a.m. facebook: vwvcoh TRINITY LUTHERAN 303 S. Adams, Middle Point Rev. Tom Cover Sunday– 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Worship service. GRACE FAMILY CHURCH 634 N. Washington St., Van Wert Pastor: Rev. Ron Prewitt Sunday - 9:15 a.m. Morning worship with Pulpit Supply. KINGSLEY UNITED METHODIST 15482 Mendon Rd., Van Wert Phone: 419-965-2771 Pastor Chuck Glover Sunday School - 9:30 a.m.; Worship - 10:25 a.m. Wednesday - Youth Prayer and Bible Study - 6:30 p.m. Adult Prayer meeting - 7:00 p.m. Choir practice - 8:00 p.m.

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FAITH MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH Road U, Rushmore Pastor Robert Morrison Sunday – 10 am Church School; 11:00 Church Service; 6:00 p.m. Evening Service Wednesday - 7:00 p.m. Evening Service ST. ANTHONY OF PADUA CATHOLIC CHURCH 512 W. Sycamore, Col. Grove Office 419-659-2263 Fax: 419-659-5202 Father Tom Extejt Masses: Tuesday-Friday - 8:00 a.m.; First Friday of the month - 7 p.m.; Saturday - 4:30 p.m.; Sunday - 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Confessions - Saturday 3:30 p.m., anytime by appointment. CHURCH OF GOD 18906 Rd. 18R, Rimer 419-642-5264 Fax: 419-642-3061 Rev. Mark Walls Sunday - 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Worship Service. HOLY FAMILY CATHOLIC CHURCH Rev. Robert DeSloover, Pastor 7359 St. Rt. 109 New Cleveland Saturday Mass - 7:00 p.m. Sunday Mass - 8:30 a.m.

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IMMANUEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 699 Sunnydale, Elida, Ohio 454807 Pastor Kimberly R. Pope-Seiberlin Sunday - 8:30 a.m. traditional; 10:45 a.m. contemporary NEW HOPE CHRISTIAN CENTER 2240 Baty Road, Elida Ph. 3395673 Rev. James F. Menke, Pastor Sunday – 10 a.m. Worship. Wednesday – 7 p.m. Evening service. CORNERSTONE BAPTIST CHURCH 2701 Dutch Hollow Rd. Elida Phone: 339-3339 Rev. Frank Hartman Sunday - 10 a.m. Sunday School (all ages); 11 a.m. Morning Service; 6 p.m. Evening Service. Wednesday - 7 p.m. Prayer Meeting. Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8-noon, 1-4- p.m.

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040 Services
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FOR RENT or rent to own. 2 Bdrm, 2 bath double wide located in Southside community in Delphos. Call 419-692-3951. LARGE UPSTAIRS Apartment, downtown Delphos. 233-1/2 N. Main. 4BR, Kitchen, 2BA, Dining area, large rec/living room. $650/mo. Utilities not included. Contact Bruce 419-236-6616

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ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT Job description: Provide high-level administrative support by conducting research, handling information requests, and per forming clerical functions Help Wanted such as preparing correspondence, maintaining Are you looking for a child spreadsheets, communicare provider in your cating with customers and area? Let us help. Call assisting with billing. AddiYWCA Child Care Re - tional duties include monisource and Referral at: toring compliance with 1-800-992-2916 or EPA and OSHA regula(419)225-5465 tions, assisting with human resources and assisting with trucking schedule. CHURCH SEEKS musi- The ideal candidate will be cian, organist, pianist or experienced in handling keyboardist. Should have administrative tasks, will experience with traditional be able to work with staff hymns and more contem- at all levels, and will be porary choruses. Respond able to work independ with letter of interest stat- ently. This person must be ing recent experience to: exceedingly organized, P.O. Box 208, Cairo, OH flexible and enjoy the challenges of supporting a 45820 growing business. Mail or email to: Would you like to be an batteryrecycling@ in-home child care pro vider? Let us help. Call Battery Recycling YWCA Child Care Re 520 E. Sycamore source and Referral at: Van Wert, OH 45891 1-800-992-2916 or (419)225-5465.


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NOTICE OF Public Hearing on Tax Budget Two copies of the Tax Budget as tentatively adopted for the Township of Washington in Van Wert County, Ohio, are on file in the office of the Township Clerk of said Township. These are for public inspection; and a Public Hearing on said Budget will be held at the Township Office 22693 Lincoln Hwy, Delphos in said Township, on Monday, the 16th day of July, 2012, at 8:15 o’clock p.m. James M. Mox, Clerk 7/6/12

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DEAR DOCTOR K: I have a painful ingrown toenail. Can I treat it at home, or should I leave it to a professional? DEAR READER: Ingrown toenails can really hurt. They are the best reason I know to regularly trim your toenails. Most ingrown toenails develop when a corner of the toenail curves down and digs into the skin. There’s usually soreness, swelling, redness and warmth. The area may become infected. Whether or not you should treat an ingrown toenail at home depends on the severity of your symptoms and whether you have a complicating medical condition. If your symptoms are minor -- the toe is irritated and red, but not infected or very painful -- you can try an at-home treatment. But if you suspect an infection, or if you have diabetes, circulation problems or numbness in the toes, skip the home remedies and see your doctor. To treat an ingrown toenail at home, soak your foot in lukewarm water two or three times a day for 15 minutes. Massage the skin at the side

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Putnam County Sharon L. Verhoff TR, parcel, Liberty Township, to Larry T. Otto and Janice R. Otto. Eileen T. Niese, Joyce A. Shafer aka Joyce Schafer, Paul Niese and Gary Shafer, parcel, Liberty Township to Larry T. Otto and Janice R. Otto. Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, Lot 13, Gilboa, to Jason Leis and Christy Leis. Steven J. Meyer and Victoria J. Meyer, 38.4 acres, Riley Township, 19.10 acres, Riley Township, and 13.3 acres, Riley Township, to Steven J. Meyer and Victoria J. Meyer. Margaret A. Minch, 2.208 acres, Monroe Township, to Margaret A. Minch and Nicole A. Minch. Ronald J. Schmitz and Nancy Schmitz, 5.010 acres, Pleasant Township to Kyle Schroeder and Darcy Schroeder. US Bank National

Association TTR, Lot 703, Lot 704 and parcel, Leipsic, to Janie Olivo aka Juanita Olivo. Carol L. Michel Vick TR, Who Trust, Lot 90, Columbus Grove, to Carol L. Michel Vick. Carol L. Michel Vick TR, Who Trust, Lot 90, Columbus Grove, to Rieman Properties LLC. Leroy F. Goodwin LE and Nancy A. Goodwin LE, Lot 189, Lot 859, Lot 860, Lot 224, Lot 228, and Lot 858, Leipsic, and Lot 40, West Leipsic, to Breezy LLC. Neil D. Goodwin, 5.340 acres, Liberty Township, to Neil D. Goodwin. David B. Berger, Sue A. Berger, Edwin D. Berger, Frances A. Berger, L. Duane Tooman, Roy D. Tooman, Roger B. Tooman, Kirk S. Tooman, Vivian L. Borger, Annette J. Tooman, Denise L. Pappas, Carla S. Tooman, Cathy J. Tooman, Stacy R. Tooman, Dale J. Borger, George R. Pappas, 80.255 acres, Liberty Township, 20.421 acres, Liberty Township, 14.295 acres, Liberty Township, to Ryan R. Randall, Scott L. Randall and Robert A. Randall. David B. Berger, Sue A. Berger, Edwin D. Berger, Frances A. Berger, L. Daune Tooman, Roy D. Tooman, Roger B. Tooman, Kirk S. Tooman, Vivian L. Borger, Annette J. Tooman, Denise L. Pappas, Carla S. Tooman, Cathy J. Tooman, Stacy R. Tooman, Dale J. Borger,

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George R. Pappas, 2.709 acres, to Neil D. Goodwin. Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, Lot 545 and Lot 562, Columbus Grove, to John H. Lehman. Harbour Portfolio VI LP, Lot 92, Lot 93, Lot 94, Miller City, to EH Pooled 412 LP. Elizabeth Jane Kelley LE, parcels and .043 acre, Ottawa Township, to Ann C.Laudick, Jamie F. Kelley, Martha R. Kahle, Timothy P. Kelley and Mary E. Kelley. Bonita K. Mansfield and Stanley D. Mansfield, 4.066 acres, Jackson Township, 1.233 acres, Jackson Township, 31.00 acres, Jackson Township, parcels, Jackson Township, and 6.00 acres, Jackson Township, to Stanley D. Mansfield and Bonita K. Mansfield. Theresa Birkemeier, Lot 45, Ottawa, to Robert J. Nichols II and Ross T. Schroeder. Ryan T. Auchmuty and Tara A. Auchmuty, Lot 306 and Lot 301,Columbus Grove, to Dane Jesko and Stephanie Mumma. Burl LLC, 2.423 acres, Jackson Township to Gerald J. Renner LE and Mary Renner LE. Gerald J. Renner LE and Mary F. Renner LE, 57.577 acres, Jackson Township, 43.894 acres, Jackson Township and 5.40 acres, Jackson Township, to Burl LLC. Gerald J. Renner and Mary F. Renner, 2.423 acres, Jackson Township to Burl LLC. Robert Nichols and Linda Nichols, Lot 250, Ottawa, to Michael Schroth.

Friday, July 6, 2012

The Herald – 9

Writer lacks support for little boy

Tomorrow’s Horoscope
SATURDAY, JULY 7, 2012 You could be quite fortunate in the year ahead when you make decisions for yourself and generate great ideas for all. However, when you delegate these assignments to others, chances are things will not work out too well. CANCER (June 21-July 22) -Stay out of a situation in which another is trying to work out something for you. Although you may think you’re capable of helping, your input could bring negotiations to a halt. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- There is a strong chance that you might attempt to change something that is heading for success, thus turning victory into defeat. Leave well enough alone. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -Someone who pretends to be an ally might reveal his or her true colors. Go slow and be watchful to see what happens -- only then do as you see fit. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -- You can expect some hostile reactions from co-workers or associates if you fail to treat them with consideration. Conversely, kindness and generosity will produce cooperation. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- Any calculated risks you take for pragmatic purposes should pan out quite well. Conversely, gambling for the sake of gambling is likely to backfire. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- When dealing with outsiders, you’ll conduct yourself with generosity and kindness -- yet there might be a lack of goodwill and congeniality in involvements with the family. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- A poor attitude will make work that should be easy extremely hard. If you think of each of your tasks as being labors of love, the results will astonish you. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- Impulse spending is likely to put some severe dents in your budget. If you’re smart, you’ll stay away from any stores that carry items you dearly want but can’t afford. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- Involvements that bring out your selflessness and desire to be of service to others will work out great for all concerned. Catering only to your own needs -- not so much. ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Being a loner could make you despondent, so if you don’t have anything on the social calendar for the evening, get something going, and enjoy it to the hilt. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- If you need the help of others in order to be successful, see to it that they share in the fruits of what is produced. Don’t expect too much from them if the rewards aren’t there. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -When it comes to a situation where you expect a little help from Lady Luck, she isn’t apt to show up, yet you could be rather lucky in something that you don’t put much stock in. COPYRIGHT 2012 United Feature Syndicate, Inc.


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Dear Annie: My daugh- to someone else. Since she ter and her husband moved paid for the gas, however, a in with us last year in order more equitable arrangement to save money and someday would have been to split the raise a family. We enjoy cost of the lunch. Dear Annie: My situahaving them here. The issue is my son-in- tion was similar to that of law’s 5-year-old boy from “Need Another Opinion,” his previous marriage. The whose wife wants to take in custody arrangement states her special-needs sister. After two years of marthat he is entitled to have the child for a month during riage, my mother-in-law the summer for extended had a stroke, and my husvisitation. I foresee this band moved her in with us. being a big adjustment for It was impossible from the my husband and me. It’s not start, and I knew we’d never that we don’t like the child, be able to have kids if this but we don’t feel all that kept up. After a year, I said attached to him. Also, we “her or me,” and he put her are done raising our chil- in a home. Two years later, dren and are not when our daughcrazy about the ter was a toddler, thought of havmy mother-in-law ing a toddler for decided she didn’t a month. This boy like the place and needs to be enterinsisted on moving tained constantly, back in with us. I and we just don’t begged, pleaded, have the energy. shrieked, but he My daughter wouldn’t budge. and her husband She moved in and did not address made life imposthis with us before Annie’s Mailbox sible. Within six they moved in. I months, I’d had adore our son-inlaw and want them to treat enough and I left him. That our house as their home. was eight years ago. My ex is now on pubBut is it wrong of me to feel inconvenienced? How lic assistance because the can I make it clear that I do cost of caring for his mother not want to be a babysitter and paying child support without hurting my son-in- is too much for him. He law’s feelings? -- Feeling hasn’t seen his daughter in three years because he’s too Inconvenienced Dear Inconvenienced: busy with Mom. I remarWe urge you to accept this ried, and my daughter loves 5-year-old boy and make her stepfather. Under no cirhim part of your family. It cumstances should “Need” isn’t his fault that his parents be forced to take the sister are not together and he will into his home. If his wife look to you to be his grand- wants to spend her life as a parents if you permit it. We caregiver, that’s up to her. know it’s difficult to have -- N.Y. Annie’s Mailbox is writlittle children underfoot, but someday your daughter may ten by Kathy Mitchell and have kids, and you will be Marcy Sugar, longtime edifaced with this same prob- tors of the Ann Landers lem. If you don’t want to column. Please email your baby-sit, it’s OK to say you questions to anniesmaildon’t have the energy for, or write that. But you risk alienat- to: Annie’s Mailbox, c/o ing your son-in-law if you Creators Syndicate, 737 3rd reject his child. Please make Street, Hermosa Beach, CA the best of it for the month. 90254. Your daughter will be so grateful. Dear Annie: This weekend I was given two concert tickets that cost $32 apiece. I invited a friend to attend with me. The event was an hour away, and we used her car to get there. On the way, we stopped at a restaurant for lunch. When we received the check, she said, “I’m going to let you pay for this since your tickets didn’t cost you anything and I paid for the gas.” Annie, the fuel bill was less than $10. Still, to keep the peace, I paid the restaurant bill and the tip. Have you ever heard of this before? It was a new one for me. -- Orlando, Fla. Dear Orlando: The tickets may have been free, but you chose to invite this particular person when you could have given her ticket







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Thousands may lose Internet to Malware Monday
WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite repeated alerts, tens of thousands of Americans may still lose their Internet service Monday unless they do a quick check of their computers for malware that could have taken over their machines more than a year ago. The warnings about the Internet problem have been splashed across Facebook and Google. Internet service providers have sent notices, and the FBI set up a special website. According to the FBI, the number of computers that probably are infected is more than 277,000 worldwide, down from about 360,000 in April. About 64,000 still-infected computers are probably in the United States. The Canadian Internet Registration Authority said about 25,000 of the computers initially affected by the malware were in Canada, but now only about 7,000 machines remain infected there, according to Canadian Internet Registration Authority spokesman Mark Buell. He said his organization, together with Public Safety Canada and the Canadian Radiotelevision Telecommunications Commission, has developed an online site where computer users can check their computers for the malware. People whose computers are still infected Monday will lose their ability to go online, and they will have to call their service providers for help deleting the malware and reconnecting to the Internet. The problem began when international hackers ran an online advertising scam to take control of more than 570,000 infected computers around the world. When the FBI went in to take down the hackers late last year, agents realized that if they turned off the malicious servers being used to control the computers, all the victims would lose their Internet service. In a highly unusual move, the FBI set up a safety net. They brought in a private company to install two clean Internet servers to take over for the malicious servers so that people would not

structure was opened because there are three projects that will be taking place in the next month and the canal needed to be drained,” Representative Bethany McCorkle said. “One is replacing part of an old railroad crossing and another is a catwalk where concrete is deteriorating and needs repaired. The third is the wall of the canal is deteriorating and needs to be repaired because dirt is coming through with the water. That’s why the water was lowered but we tried to do it in a timely manner so fish could swim upstream.” The Herald asked to talk with the project manager but McCorkle said he is on vacation and unavailable. Wildlife officers arrived in Delphos Thursday to count the number of dead fish and record the species. They said that was the only reason for their presence in Delphos. Beth Seibert of the Allen Water and Soil Conservation District said there is no airborne health risk but residents should avoid direct contact with decomposing fish.

As to whether the state will remove them, McCorkle By ELLIOT SPAGAT did not say but Safety Service Associated Press Director Greg Berquist doesn’t expect the state to SAN DIEGO — The San spend the money to collect Diego Trolley was packed. Hotel decades of decaying matter rooms facing the bay were sold in the bottom of the canal. He out. And local radio was set to reminds residents that though simulcast a patriotic score for the it smells now, it’s good that Fourth of July show. temperatures are at a level But instead of 20 minutes which will dry the canal of fireworks, the crowd in San floor and cause quicker disDiego got about 20 seconds of sipation of the odor. He also giant, deafening booms after a said if the canal hadn’t been computer mishap sent multiple drained, the south portion bulb-shaped explosions over the of the canal would overflow bay. because there are culverts The show’s producer blamed that can’t handle increased a “technical glitch” Thursday, water flow. saying an error in its computer “Under the railroad tracks, system caused tens of thousands there are three culverts in the of fireworks on four barges to go canal that aren’t big enough, off simultaneously with a single hydraulically, so they will command. take out the three small cul“It was like a giant, seriverts and replace them with ous bomb went off,” said Mike two larger ones,” he said. Newton, 29, a photographer who The catwalk in question is watched from a friend’s 28thjust north of Third Street and floor apartment. “That’s what it the portion of the wall needlooked like and felt like. It hit you ing replaced is in the same right in the chest.” area. Berquist met with the There were no reported injuwildlife officers on site and ries and Garden State Fireworks, they told him the wall is fallbased in Millington, N.J., apoloing apart from underneath. gized and vowed to determine A brace can be seen on the precisely what went wrong. The west wall that is prevent122-year-old company produced ing concrete from crumbling Safety Service Director Greg Berquist met with wildlife officers who were in town hundreds of other shows across further. Thursday to count the dead fish and record the species. the country Wednesday night.

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suddenly lose their Internet. And while it was the first time they’d done something like that, FBI officials acknowledged that it may not be the last, since authorities are taking on more of these types of investigations. The temporary Internet system they set up, however, will be shut down at 12:01 a.m. EDT Monday, July 9. To check whether a computer is infected, users can visit a website run by the group brought in by the FBI: http:// . The site includes links to respected commercial sites that will run a quick check on the computer, and it also lays out detailed instructions if users want to actually check the computer themselves. Most victims don’t even know their computers have been infected, although the malicious software probably has slowed their online surfing and disabled their antivirus software, making their machines more vulnerable to other problems. But popular social networking sites and Internet providers have gotten more involved, reaching out to computer users to warn of the problem. According to Tom Grasso, an FBI supervisory special agent, many Internet providers are ready for the problem and have plans to try to help their customers. Some, such as Comcast, already have reached out. The company sent out notices and posted information on its website. Because the company can tell whether there is a problem with a customer’s Internet server, Comcast sent an email, letter or Internet notice to customers whose computers appeared to be affected. Grasso said other Internet providers may come up with technical solutions that they will put in place Monday that will either correct the problem or provide information to customers when they call to say their Internet isn’t working. If the Internet providers correct the server problem, the Internet will work, but the malware will remain on victims’ computers and could pose future problems.

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