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St. Peter Lutheran Church will offer a grilled pork loin dinner with hot German potato salad, green beans, applesauce, roll and homemade cookie from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 22. Meals are carry out only. Pick up in the church parking lot at 422 N. Pierce St. Ticket price is $8. Call the church office at 419-695-2616.
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By JIM METCALFE firstname.lastname@example.org patient man. You also need that to be a good officer.” He paid tribute to his chief, Kyle Fittro. “Kyle says I am the only officer he knows that gets thank-you notes from people I have arrested and sent to jail. The people are telling me they needed something to change their lives in a positive way and this is what led them to do it,” he explained. “I take them at their word and wish them the best of luck. “Kyle is such a good chief to work for. He is so knowledgeable about the issue of illegal drugs and addiction: how pervasive the use of them are; what they do to individuals and the community; staying on top of what’s changing; and how to try and prevent it. He has his own web site on this and it’s loaded with information. That is where he is very good. His main focus — and ours — is to get the dealers off the streets as much as possible. It’s all a vicious cycle. “Right now, the drug of choice seems to be heroin and that is a tough one to handle, as well as opiates and prescription pain-killers. I don’t know if we will ever ‘win’ the ‘War on Drugs’ but we want to put a dent into it.” He figures his job is made easier because of the environment he lives and works in. “It really helps to have a lot of good, caring community members that are great people. We have two good school systems, a lot of really good churches that pitch in and a bunch of community organizations that help us prevent a lot of the crimes. We don’t have the problems you see in a big inner city, though we have our share,” he continued.
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DELPHOS — David R. Clark is a familiar face in the Delphos and Tri-County area as a law enforcement officer. He is known for having a wicked sense of humor that he uses in his life, on duty and off duty, as well as learning a thing or two in his 30-plus years of service to the community. So much so that he was named the Delphos Council 1362 Knights of Columbus Blue Coat of the Year for the 2011-12 fraternal year. Those involved in law St. John’s High School enforcement and emergency cheerleaders will hold a services such as firefighting chicken BBQ from 4-6:30 are eligible for this award. p.m. on July 12 in the high “It was a surprise to me; I school’s east parking lot. knew Lou Hohman had nomThe cost of the inated me and I had won the meal is $7. The menu other awards but this is still includes a half chicken nice,” Clark said. or pork chop with corn, This honors comes after his baked potato and roll. being named Delphos Police All proceeds are to Department Officer of the DSJHS Cheerleaders. Year for 2011 and Delphos Tickets can be purOptimist Club Officer of the chased from any junior Year. varsity or varsity football Being quick with humor or basketball cheerleader has helped Clark during his or by contacting Tricia time as a police officer. Patton at 419-303-5376. “It can help keep a situation from getting out of control. What it does, though, is help me deal with people better; I think you have to be a people person to really The Relay wrap-up meetbe a good officer,” Clark ing will be held at 6 p.m. July continued. “There are times, 17 at the Delphos Eagles. though, that you can’t use All team memhumor and you have to be bers are welcome. stern. You are dealing with Pizza and pop cost people of different tempera$5 per person. ments on a daily basis and Survey forms will be you have to learn how to deal collected at the meeting. with them all. “As I’ve gotten older, I have become more impatient in certain situations — little things that didn’t used to bother me now do — but overall, I think I’m still a
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A lot more has changed in the 30-plus years Clark has been on duty, such as the pervasive use of computers. “For me, computers aren’t my best area, especially in cars. We have many newer officers of the younger generations that grew up with computers and they can do it with ease; I don’t have it as easy,” he said. “I have to pull over or slow down and type things in while they just do it so naturally. However, I know we have to do it this way. “I also believe that because of all of this, plus with all the rules, regulations, laws and such that we have to follow, the job is more difficult. We have more burdens that we
David R. & Cheryl Clark operate under but that is how it is.” Clark wears many “hats” in his duties in the Delphos Police Department and for the many task forces he works for: assistant chief of police for Delphos; staff sergeant; and detective. Off duty, he has taken on a hobby of making art works out of hard shell gourd plants he grows. “I make apples, pumpkins and other items out of them. It takes six months to grow them and four months for them to dry out and harden; it almost looks like they are rotting but they aren’t,” he concluded. “I have shown samples in many craft shows; that is becoming more of a
passion for me. “I could not have done what I do for so long without a supportive wife and family. I have missed a lot of family times because of this but they understood.” That includes his wife Cheryl: and children Adam, a sheriff’s deputy in Van Wert County; Sarah, finishing up her degree from the University of Toledo online (now living in Virginia Beach); and Amy, employed at St. Rita’s, “I don’t think I could have a better man as my husband than Dave. Despite his job and the time he has to put in, he is still a wonderful, husband, father and now grandfather,” Cheryl added.
Jefferson’s ACME summer baseball team will play host Coldwater 6 p.m. tonight in a first-round district matchup at Coldwater’s Veteran’s Field, with Crestview battling Celina at 8 p.m. under the lights. The winners will play 7 p.m. Tuesday and the losers at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Sunny Tuesday with high in mid 80s. See page 2.
City employees chip the giant mound of tree debris left by the recent storm which was piled in the parking lot across from the municipal building. The city is picking up tree trunks and is accepting smaller brush and limbs through Tuesday. Dan Rostorfer and other members of the Delphos Stadium Club work on paving bricks for the entrance to the stadium at Stadium Park. The work took place early Saturday morning.
Obituaries State/Local Politics Community Sports Society World News TV 2A 3A 4A 5A 6-7A 8A 9A 2B Delphos residents bring large items to the parking lot across from the municipal building for Allen County Refuse employees to recycle Saturday.
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Person assaulted Man mugged On Saturday at 11:49 p.m. Delphos Police received a call in Delphos
from a resident of the 800 block of West Skinner Street in reference to an assault that had just occurred. Upon officers arrival at that location the victim stated that a subject known to the victim came to the residence and assaulted the victim.
LOS ANGELES — He was a tubby tough guy with a pug of a mug, as unlikely a big-screen star or a romantic lead as could be imagined. On Sunday at 3:15 p.m. Yet Ernest Borgnine Delphos Police were conwon a woman’s love and tacted by a resident of the an Academy Award in one 700 block of Wayne Street in of the great lonelyhearts reference to a criminal damagroles in “Marty,” a highing complaint. Upon speaking light in a workhorse career with the victim, it was found that spanned nearly seven that in the overnight hours decades and more than 200 someone had caused damage film and television parts. to the victim’s vehicle while it Borgnine, who died was parked at the residence. Sunday at 95, worked to the end. One of his final roles was a bit part as a CIA On Friday at 12:57 a.m. records-keeper in 2010’s Delphos Police received a call action comedy “Red” — fittingly for his age, a story of On Friday at 7:09 p.m. of a possible fight in the area retired spies who show that Delphos Police were called to of North Main Street and East Seventh Street. Upon offi- it’s never too late to remain the 200 block of North Cass in the game when they’re Street in reference to a situa- cers arrival in that area, they located the subjects involved pulled back into action. tion at a residence in that area. “I keep telling myself, Upon officers arrival they as a result officers arrested Brianna Baughn, age 22 of ‘Damn it, you gotta go to came into contact with Merle work,”’ Borgnine said in Harruff, age 44 of Delphos, at Cincinnati Ohio, on charges of Persistent Disorderly Conduct a 2007 interview with The which time Harruff became Baughn Associated Press. “But there disorderly in nature, after sev- by Intoxication. was transported to the Allen aren’t many people who eral times by officers to calm want to put Borgnine to Harruff down and warning to County Jail and will appear in Lima Municipal Court on the work these days. They keep stop his disorderly actions. asking, ‘Is he still alive?”’ Harruff was taken into cus- charge. And yet people put him to tody on charges of Persistent work — and kept him workDisorderly Conduct. Harruff ing — from his late-bloomwas transported to the Van On Saturday at 8:20 p.m. ing start as an actor after a Wert County Jail and will Delphos Police were contact10-year Navy career through appear in Van Wert Municipal ed by a subject in reference modern times, when he had Court on the charge. to a theft complaint. Upon a recurring voice role on speaking with the victim, it “SpongeBob SquarePants,” was found out that the vic- became the oldest actor ever tim parked a bicycle at the nominated for a Golden Corn: $7.40 Stadium Park and when the Globe and received the lifeWheat: $7.96 victim returned the bicycle time-achievement award last Beans: $15.55 was missing. year from the Screen Actors Guild. Borgnine died of renal failure at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center with his wife and children at his side, said Today is Monday, July 9, the 191st day of 2012. There are spokesman Harry Flynn. 175 days left in the year. With his beefy build and today’s Highlight in History: a huge orb of a head that In 1850, President Zachary Taylor died in office at the age looked hard enough to shatof 65. ter granite, Borgnine natuon this date: rally was cast as heavies In 1776, the Declaration of Independence was read to early on, notably as Sgt. George Washington’s troops, New York. Fatso Judson, the brute who In 1896, William Jennings Bryan delivered his famous beat Frank Sinatra’s charac“Cross of Gold” speech to the Democratic National Convention ter to death in 1953’s Pearl in Chicago en route to winning the party’s presidential nomi- Harbor saga “From Here to nation. Eternity.” In 1942, Anne Frank and her family went into hiding in More bad guy roles folthe “Secret Annex.” lowed, but Borgnine showed In 1951, President Truman asked Congress to formally end his true pussycat colors as state of war with Germany. lovesick Marty Piletti, a In 1987, Oliver North admitted to shredding Iran-Contra Bronx butcher who, against evidence. all odds and his own expectations, finds romance with a wallflower in “Marty,” adapted from Paddy Chayefsky’s television play. Borgnine won the best-actor Oscar, and the film picked up three Visit us for our other awards, including best summer specials! picture. SPRING SAVING It turned out to be SPECTACULAR FREE EXTRAS FREE EXTRAS Borgnine’s only Oscar nomiMARCH 2012 MARCH 2012FOR THE ON ALL HURRY IN nation, yet it was a star-makBEST SELECTION MONUMENTS ALL ON AND TOUR OUR HURRY IN FOR THE ing part that broke him out STATE OF THE ART FACILITY of the BEST SELECTION MONUMENTS villain mold. 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On Saturday at 11:46 p.m., Delphos Police received a call from a subject in the 800 block of West Skinner Street in reference to a an attempted robbery in that area. Upon officers arrival, the victim stated that while walking in the 800 block of West Skinner Street a masked male subject came up from behind the victim and demanded money from the victim while holding the victim at gun point. The masked male ran from the area a short time later. Detectives from the Delphos Police Department were called and took over the case which remains under investigation.
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appropriately came with the title role of the 1960s TV comedy “McHale’s Navy” and its big-screen spinoff. Mischievous con man McHale, commander of a World War II PT boat manned by misfits and malcontents, was far closer in spirit than shy Marty or savage Fatso to the real Borgnine, who had a cackling laugh and a reputation as a prankster. Despite his big-hearted nature, Borgnine was typecast as a thug from the start, playing bad guys in a series of Westerns including Randolph Scott’s “The Stranger Wore a Gun,” Joan Crawford and Sterling Hayden’s “Johnny Guitar” and Gary Cooper’s “Vera Cruz” and Victor Mature and Susan Hayward’s historical saga “Demetrius and the Gladiators.” Borgnine was playing another nasty character opposite Spencer Tracy in “Bad Day at Black Rock” when he auditioned for “Marty.” In a 2004 interview, Borgnine recalled that Chayefsky and “Marty” director Delbert Mann thought of him as an actor whose lone screen specialty was to “kill people.” The filmmakers had hoped to cast Rod Steiger, who played the lead in the TV version of “Marty,” but he had just landed a part Borgnine himself coveted — the bad guy Jud Fry in “Oklahoma!” Mann and Chayefsky flew to the “Black Rock” location to audition Borgnine, who showed up wearing a “cowboy suit, cowboy hat, three-day growth of beard, cowboy boots,” the actor recalled. He even began the audition in a Western drawl before shifting to Marty’s Bronx accent. Borgnine said he knew immediately he had won over Mann and Chayefsky, and “Marty” charmed audiences who saw for the first time that he could play the teddy bear as well as the beast. No one knew Borgnine could act at all — himself included — until he came home from World War II after his 10-year Navy stint. He enlisted in 1935, was discharged in 1941, then reenlisted when the war began, serving on a destroyer. As he contemplated what to do after the war, Borgnine’s mother suggested acting.
Vol. 142 No. 19 sept. 5, 1935-July 7, 2012 Nancy Spencer, editor Donnabelle Mae Shawver, Ray Geary, general manager, 76, of Paulding, died at 5:48 Delphos Herald Inc. a.m. Saturday at the Van Wert Don Hemple, advertising manager Inpatient Hospice Center. Tiffany Brantley, She was born Sept. 5, 1935, circulation manager in Delphos, to Charles and The Daily Herald (USPS 1525 Nellie (Martin) Stocklin. On Aug. 14, 1967, she 8000) is published daily married Edward Miller, who except Sundays, Tuesdays and preceded in death. On March Holidays. By carrier in Delphos and 8, 1979, she married Frank area towns, or by rural motor Shawver, who also preceded route where available $1.48 per in death. week. By mail in Allen, Van Survivors include daugh- Wert, or Putnam County, $97 ter Catherine (Bernard) Beard per year. Outside these counties of Paulding; step son Ronald $110 per year. Entered in the post office (Carol) Shawver of Junction; brothers Kenneth (Dorothy) in Delphos, Ohio 45833 as and Thomas (Carolyn) Periodicals, postage paid at Stocklin of Delphos; sisters Delphos, Ohio. No mail will be Mary Catherine Klemons of accepted insubscriptionsvillages towns or Lima, JoAnn Hollowell of where The Daily Herald paper Bryan and Edna Kesler of carriers or motor routes provide Delphos; three grandchildren, daily home delivery for $1.48 eight great-grandchildren and per week. 405 North Main St. four great-great-grandchilTELEPHONE 695-0015 dren. Office Hours She was also preceded in 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. death by 12 brothers and sisPOSTMASTER: ters. Send address changes Mrs. Shawver was a hometo THE DAILY HERALD, maker who enjoyed bingo, 405 N. Main St. camping, fishing and scratch Delphos, Ohio 45833 off lottery tickets. Most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a past member of Delphos First CLEVELAND (AP) — Assembly of God Church. Services begin at 2 p.m. These Ohio lotteries were Thursday at Harter and Schier drawn Sunday: Mega Millions Funeral Home, Pastor Dan Estimated jackpot: $14 Eaton officiating. Burial will follow in Walnut Grove million Pick 3 evening Cemetery. 2-7-1 Friends may call from 2-8 Pick 4 evening p.m. Wednesday at the funeral 1-7-7-9 home. Powerball Memorials are to the famEstimated jackpot: $80 ily. million rolling Cash 5 05-10-27-29-30 Estimated jackpot: $150,000 ten oH evening 03-06-13-15-16-25-27-28CLEVELAND (AP) — 29-30-32-37-40-42-50-54-56The father of an Ohio baseball 72-77-78 player killed in a 2007 bus crash says a new federal law will improve bus safety and save lives. The high temperature John Betts of Bryan has Sunday in Delphos was 87 pushed for stronger safety and the low was 71. A year measures since his 20-year- ago today, the high was 90 old son, David, died when a and the low was 60. The charter bus carrying Bluffton record high for today is 102, University’s baseball team set in 1936 and the record fell off an Atlanta overpass. low of 56 was set in 1918. Five players, the driver and his wife were killed. WeAtHer ForeCAst The Plain Dealer reports tri-county Betts was at a Cleveland bus Associated Press station Sunday to speak about the measure signed into law toniGHt: Mostly Friday. It requires that new clear. Lows in the lower 60s. buses have seat belts and har- Northeast winds around 5 nesses, crush-resistant roofs, mph. flame-resistant interiors and tUesDAY: Mostly other safety features. It doesn’t sunny. Highs in the mid 80s. require that such features be Northeast winds 5 to 15 mph. added to existing buses. tUesDAY niGHt: Betts says he believes the Clear. Lows in the upper 50s. regulations will keep others Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph. from severe injury or death. WeDnesDAY: Sunny.
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No power in parts of Ohio more than a week after storm
COLUMBUS (AP) — Power is coming back to areas of central and southwest Ohio more than a week after violent storms hit the state. American Electric PowerOhio says it has about 31,000 who still don’t have electricity. Most are in Athens, Guernsey, Licking and Muskingum counties. The utility says it had 660,000 customers affected by the storms at one point. Meanwhile, the American Red Cross says it is closing shelters in Franklin, Muskingum and Fairfield as power returns to those areas. It says shelters will remain open in Perry, Hocking, Licking and Guernsey counties as long as there’s a need.
COLUMBUS (AP) — Water samples from homes and public water systems will help government officials identify parts of Ohio where arsenic in groundwater could threaten residents’ health. The Columbus Dispatch reports the U.S. Geological Survey plans to develop a model illustrating which parts of the state have hazardous concentrations of the poisonous metal in groundwater. It will be based on data collected by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency and on samples from residents. That effort seeking the public’s help in the project begins Tuesday in Licking County, where a workshop will offer residents sample bottles and free lab tests to show whether their well water contains arsenic. Bob Frey of the Ohio Department of Health says arsenic in low levels isn’t an acute poison but can increase residents’ risk of chronic illnesses.
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BELLEFONTAINE (AP) — It’s unlikely that a suspect in two 1986 Ohio slayings can be charged a second time despite new DNA evidence, a prosecutor said. Constitutional issues may prevent charging Terry Lowe again, including the fact that a person can’t be tried twice for the same alleged crime, Logan County Prosecutor William Goslee told the Bellefontaine Examiner. A former prosecutor in 1994 dismissed a capital murder case against Lowe, who now lives in Lima. He was accused of fatally stabbing Phyllis Mullett, 37, in her Belle Center home and shooting 64-year-old town Marshal Murray Griffin when he tried to help the woman on the night of July 5, 1986. The prosecutor’s office this winter received DNA testing results from more than 20 boxes of evidence collected days after the slayings. Testing on a drop of blood found on a sliding glass door at Mullett’s home shows a high probability that the blood came from Lowe, authorities said. DNA extracted from inside a knot on a rope used to bind Mullett’s legs also pointed to Lowe, according to authorities. Lowe could not be reached for comment. A telephone number was not available. His former attorney, Dennis Day Lager, said he continues to believe that authorities targeted the wrong man. The state didn’t have sufficient evidence when Lowe went to trial and the case “can-
2nd trial unlikely for man in 1986 slayings
Ohio man gets more than cash while picking up cans
By CARL E. FEATHER The Ashtabula Star Beacon CONNEAUT, Ohio (AP) — John Myers grinned as the cool breeze rolled across Lake Erie and refreshed his face. It was 9 a.m. and he’d already walked from his home to the lakefront, pulling a small grocery cart behind him. The cart held his ball cap, a wad of plastic shopping bags and a few smashed aluminum cans that Myers planned to sell to the scrap yard. At this rate, he was making about 10 cents a mile. He shuffled from trash can to trash can at the public dock and marina, hopeful that under each lid would be a cache of cans left behind by soda-guzzling teens or beersucking fishermen. No such luck this morning; John said it looked like the refuse truck had beaten him to it. Undaunted by the small take, Myers headed toward Conneaut Township Park, where the pickings are almost always better. Collecting is also good on the sandbar, where people like to drink and leave behind another man’s treasure. And then there are the festivals — that’s when Myers can really clean up. Myers, 80, calls himself a junker. He’s full time, yeararound. He starts from his home around 7:30 a.m. and spends 8 hours or more a day walking the streets and lakefront of Conneaut in search of working man’s silver. Retired from Brown Memorial Hospital’s laun-
All-American Soap Box Derby in Ohio displays cars for its 75th running
half of the 140 winning vehicles to date. The winning cars were supposed to be retired, but a lack of storage space meant some were trashed or taken home by their owners. A derby volunteer kept about 40 cars in a trailer, and race alumni provided others. Among them is a replica of a vehicle that raced in the Dayton event that led to the first Soap Box Derby in Akron. Bob Gravett’s car, now the derby’s official emblem, was constructed of old lumber, tin and wagon wheels. There’s also a replica of the winner from 1973, when a racer put a magnet on the nose of his car in a cheating scandal that led to a closer examination process for racing vehicles. For this year’s racers, that process starts this week. The 450 competitors will send their cars to Derby Downs in Akron for inspections ahead of the July 21 championship. Up for grabs will be thousands of dollars in scholarships for the top finishers. Mazur has been working to rebuild the popularity of the nonprofit organization, and the museum could be an added draw. It will be closed during most of July for the championship but will open to the public during derby office hours starting in August.
not be reopened,” said Day Lager, who is now the public defender in Portage County. Authorities had decided in 2010 to take another look at the case after learning about a cold case unit that received a federal grant to look at unsolved cases. Technology used in the latest DNA testing did not exist at the time of Lowe’s trial. But constitutional issues that prohibit a person from being tried more than once and protect the right to a speedy trial most likely will prevent the filing of new charges, the newspaper reported. Prosecutors also must consider the availability of witnesses and the strength of the evidence, even with the DNA results. But Goslee’s staff is studying the prior case file and looking for any precedents in Ohio and other states. He believes local authorities did the best they could with information available at the time. “It’s a shame two good people were murdered and we can’t prove who did it,” said Mullett’s former husband, Dick Mullett. Former Logan County Sheriff’s Deputy Phil Alloway was an investigator on the 1986 case. He said Lowe once babysat Mullet’s children and disappeared a few days after the slayings. Lowe was later found at a motel with scratches on his arm and knee, the newspaper reported. Investigators never found a murder weapon.
Deputy injured Old Ohio farmhouse opens for first public tours when fireworks HUDSON (AP) — An old The property stayed with toward restoring the house to farmhouse in northeast Ohio the original family for sev- its mid-1800s style. That’s spook horse is opening for its first public eral generations until it included removing modern
BAZETTA (AP) — Authorities in northeast Ohio are likely to file charges after fireworks during a rodeo scared a horse ridden by a mounted deputy, seriously injuring the man. Investigators say a rodeo official had been told that fireworks weren’t allowed without a license, but that the explosives were used anyway during the show at the Trumbull County Fair. The county sheriff’s office tells The Vindicator newspaper in Youngstown that it plans to file felony charges Monday against the operator of the rodeo. The deputy injured during Friday night’s rodeo suffered two broken ribs, a punctured lung and a broken shoulder in the fall off his horse.
tours in an attempt to help preserve it. The free tours will be selfguided at the Case-Barlow farmhouse in Hudson, located about 30 miles south of Cleveland. Tours will be held during certain hours on the second Sunday of each month, between the spring and fall seasons, the Akron Beacon Journal reported. A nonprofit group and local volunteers have worked toward preserving the 1826 home and grounds for about 16 years. They now hope a more public profile will continue to attract donations that can help pay for needed renovations on the rest of the property. “We’ve come so far, but there is so much left to do,” said Linda Matty, a trustee with the Case-Barlow Bicentennial Farm, the nonprofit group that has focused on sprucing up the property. The grounds include an original outhouse and an 1890 dairy barn still fitted with milking equipment. The farm was founded in 1814 by the Case family, who were known to hide escaped slaves in the years before the Civil War. As a result, the home earned designation as an official Underground Railroad site in 2000. became property of the First Congregational Church of Hudson in 1995. “It stayed in the family through five generations,” said trustee Barbara Bos. “That’s pretty rare.” The public stepped in to save the house after the church showed interest in selling it. Voters then passed a levy to turn the bulk of the farmland into a park, and the nonprofit group formed to manage the four acres that included the house and outbuildings. Since then, the group and volunteers have worked
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — All-American Soap Box Derby officials are showing off some old cars, champion plaques and other memorabilia ahead of the 75th running of the event in Akron later this month. They’ve dusted off 77 cars and other items that had been stored in a basement and a trailer and are displaying them in an outbuilding at the race site that they’ve dubbed the Hall of Fame and Museum, the Akron Beacon Journal reported. “I said, ‘Why not put these where people can really enjoy them?”’ President Joe Mazur said. The cars make up roughly
dry department, Myers is a Conneaut fixture; just about every resident knows who he is, even if not by name. Folks appreciative of his recycling mission assist him as they can. “These are brand-new shoes that were given to me,” Myers said, proudly showing off his tan sneakers. “A fella said to me, ‘What size do you wear?’ I said ‘9.’ He had them in a box and gave them to me, brand new!” There was a time Myers used a wheelbarrow to transport his booty to the scrap yard, more than a mile from his house on the east side of town. When a friend saw Myers’ moil, he arranged to have a wagon built just for the task. “Red Fuller had it custom built,” Myers said. “He was resting in bed and got to thinking ‘that’s a lot of work with those wheelbarrows, so I’ll make his life a little easier.”’ When the wagon, which is 7 1/2-feet long, is filled with enough scrap to make the trip worth his trouble, Myers pulls it across a bridge to the scrap yard. “I made $49.50 one time, and $52 another, with cans and metal together,” Myers said proudly. He figures that each can is worth about 2 cents. But for this octogenarian, the walking and socialization offered by his pastime are priceless. “I got to keep active. I got arthritis from my head to my toe. If I just laid around, that wouldn’t be a good thing to do,” he said with a grin.
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CHARDON (AP) — A school in northeast Ohio where three students died in a shooting last February is getting a grant from the federal government to pay for a security guard and mental health screenings for students and staff. The U.S. Department of Education is giving $56,000 to the Chardon school district to help it recover from the shootings. The money also will go toward paying for substitutes for teachers and staff who need time for counseling. U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan says it’s vital that students and teachers receive support. A teen charged in the shooting at Chardon High School east of Cleveland has pleaded not guilty and is being held at a youth detention facility. Three students died in the shooting and three others were injured.
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Tough ID laws may block thousands of 2012 votes
By MIKE BAKER Associated Press When Edward and Mary Weidenbener went to vote in Indiana’s primary in May, they didn’t realize that state law required them to bring government photo IDs such as a driver’s license or passport. The husband and wife, both approaching 90 years old, had to use a temporary ballot that would be verified later, even though they knew the people working the polling site that day. Unaware that Indiana law obligated them to follow up with the county election board, the Weidenbeners ultimately had their votes rejected — news to them until informed recently by an Associated Press reporter. Edward Weidenbener, a World War II veteran who had voted for Mitt Romney in the Republican presidential contest, said he was surprised by the rules and the consequences. “A lot of people don’t have a photo ID. They’ll be automatically disenfranchised,” he said. As more states put in place strict voter ID rules, an AP review of temporary ballots from Indiana and Georgia, which first adopted the most stringent standards, found that more than 1,200 such votes were tossed during the 2008 general election. During sparsely attended primaries this year in Georgia, Indiana and Tennessee, the states implementing the toughest laws, hundreds more ballots were blocked. The numbers suggest that the legitimate votes rejected by the laws are far more numerous than are the cases of fraud that advocates of the rules say they are trying to prevent. Thousands more votes could be in jeopardy for this November, when more states with larger populations are looking to have similar rules in place. More than two dozen states have some form of ID requirement, and 11 of those passed new rules over the past two years largely at the urging of Republicans who say they want to prevent fraud. Democrats and voting rights groups fear that ID laws could suppress votes among people who may not typically have a driver’s license, and disproportionately affect the elderly, poor and minorities. While the number of votes is a small percentage of the overall total, they have the potential to sway a close election. Remember that the 2000 presidential race was decided by a 537-vote
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One Year Ago County commissioners on Thursday unanimously approved two resolutions to place replacement levies on the fall ballot. These levies will affect the type of services offered to senior citizens in Van Wert County and whether or not the services will even be available. 25 Years Ago – 1987 A highlight of Van Wert Weekend in the Woods will be Arthur “Two Crows” Yates, a Cherokee-Miami Indian. The weekend will be July 18-19 at Hiestand Woods next to Van Wert County Hospital, Van Wert. Yates will bring with him his “traveling museum” consisting of artifacts, collectibles, musical instruments, clothing and games. Tuesday was Crazy Day at the Country Club. The women had a chance to dress as crazy as they wished. Crazy golf consisted of the shortest drive by Carol Hellman. The shortest putt was made by Lois Grone. The woman who put the most shots in the water wished to remain anonymous. The Spencerville Emergency Medical Service is as proud of their new hunter green-striped ambulance as new parents. Members of the group are Bill Fosburgh, Don Cook, John Wilson, Barbara Wilson, Rose Settlemire, Mary Savidge, Sarah Hasson, Jeanne Sommers, Ruth Harter, Barbara Coil, Sue Pierce, Tom Bayliff, Bob Beebe, Barbara East, Mark Obenour, Sharon Purdy, Floyd Wade and Teresa Wienken. 50 Years Ago – 1962 The Delphos Young Farmers Association on a corn tour Saturday saw corn seven feet tall in the field of Kenneth Hempfling. Among those on the tour were Rex Bowersock, Don Hempfling, Gene Vorst, Leo Wrasman, Vince Kehres, Irvin, Kenneth Hempfling and Tom Hempfling. One field visited on the tour had a plant population of 24,500 stalks per acre. Robert McBride is adviser to the local YFA. The Women’s Society of Christian Service and the Ruth Circle of the Methodist Church will hold a combined meeting Wednesday in the social room of the church with Mrs. Clair Ditto, president, in charge. Mrs. Don Crites will give a Chalk Talk. Hostesses will be Mrs. Frances Swank, Mrs. Clarence Van Horn and Mrs. Eugene Morris. The Little League Cardinals defeated the Reds, 3-2. Randy Rinehart started on the mound for the Cards and was relieved by Don Moenter in the fourth when the Reds came up with two runs. Moenter was the winning pitcher and Bob Spieles, who went all the way for the Reds, was the loser. 75 Years Ago – 1937 The Waterworks Park is becoming an active spot under the WPA supervised recreation program which is in the charge of John Miller and Philip Hall. A swimming contest was held Wednesday. In the diving contest Russell Bryan won first and Arnold Hammonds was second. In the under-water distance contest Arnold Hammonds won first place and Richard Say was runner-up. The Coombs Shoe team completely annihilated the Middle Point Odd Fellows Wednesday night at Waterworks Park. The score was 23 to 0 in favor of the Delphos team. Adams held the Middle Point batters to two hits. All of the Combs players secured at least one safe hit. Adams, Shumaker and Flanagan hit for the circuit during the game. Mrs. Harold Walterick, corner of Canal and Cleveland streets, received the members of the Jolly Birthday Club into her home Wednesday evening. Present in addition to the club members were Mrs. Carroll Holmes, Mrs. George Tegenkamp and Betty Dolt. Tables were arranged for bunco and at the conclusion of the games, Mrs. Otto Dolt was high and Mrs. F. C. Manecke, low.
Obama wants to extend tax cuts for middle class
JULIE PACE Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is launching a push to extend tax cuts for the middle class, as he seeks to shift the election-year economic debate away from the dismal jobs market and toward the issue of tax fairness. Obama, in an address from the White House today, will call on Congress to pass a one-year extension of tax cuts for people making less than $250,000 a year, said senior campaign aide Robert Gibbs. The president’s appeal to middle-class voters is aimed at drawing a contrast with Republican rival Mitt Romney and congressional Republicans. The House GOP is expected to make its own push this month for an extension of all the Bush-era tax cuts due to expire at the end of the year, including reductions on wealthier income earners. Obama opposes extending the tax cuts for higher income earners. Obama’s re-election campaign also plans to use Washington’s tax debate to ramp up its criticism of Romney. The campaign and its Democratic allies have slammed the presumptive GOP nominee for not releasing several years of tax returns and for having some of his money in offshore bank accounts. The strategy is aimed at portraying Romney, whose personal wealth could exceed $250 million, as disconnected from middle-class voters. Gibbs “We have to continue to grow our economy. We have to grow it from the middle class out,” Gibbs said today in an interview on NBC’s “Today” show. “But for millionaires and billionaires, they don’t need a tax cut,” Gibbs added.
margin in Florida. A Republican leader in Pennsylvania said recently that the state’s new ID law would allow Romney to win the state over President Barack Obama. Supporters of the laws cite anecdotal cases of fraud as a reason that states need to do more to secure elections, but fraud appears to be rare. As part of its effort to build support for voter ID laws, the Republican National Lawyers Association last year published a report that identified some 400 election fraud prosecutions over a decade across the entire country. That’s not even one per state per year. ID laws would not have prevented many of those cases because they involved votebuying schemes in local elections or people who falsified voter registrations. Election administrators and academics who monitor the issue said in-person fraud is rare because someone would have to impersonate a registered voter and risk arrest. A 2008 Supreme Court case drew detailed briefs from the federal government, 10 states and other groups that identified only nine potential impersonation cases over the span of several years, according to a tally by the Brennan Center at New York University.
Can IRS police both taxes and health care law?
By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER Associated Press WASHINGTON — Can the Internal Revenue Service police President Barack Obama’s health care mandate while simultaneously collecting all the taxes for running the federal government? The question is being renewed in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision upholding most of the 2010 Affordable Care Act as a tax issue rather than one of interstate commerce. Nearly 2 1/2 years before taxpayers will have to start providing proof on their tax returns that they have health insurance, key Republicans suspect the agency already is diverting resources from collecting taxes to gear up for becoming the government’s health care cop. “Knowing the complexity of the health law, there’s no question that the IRS is going to struggle with this,” said Rep. Charles Boustany Jr., R-La., chairman of the House Ways and Means oversight subcommittee. “The IRS wants more resources. Well, we need to start digging down into what are they doing with the resources and personnel.” Ways and Means Committee Republicans have accused the IRS of obscuring its cost of putting in place the health care law by absorbing it into other parts of the agency’s budget. They cite a June report by the Government Accountability Office that said the IRS has not always accurately identified spending related to the new health care law. “The agency’s repeated lack of transparency to Congress and its failure to provide accountability to the American taxpayers raises fundamental concerns about implementation authorities vested to the IRS,” the top four Republicans on the Ways and Means Committee wrote in a June 27 letter to the IRS commissioner. The committee chairman, Rep. Dave Camp, R-Mich., has scheduled a hearing on the tax implications of the Supreme Court’s ruling for Tuesday. Under the law, the IRS will provide tax breaks and incentives to help pay for health insurance and impose penalties on some people who don’t buy coverage and on some businesses that don’t offer it to employees. The changes will require new regulations, forms and publications, new computer programs and a big new outreach program to explain it all to taxpayers and tax professionals. Businesses that don’t claim an exemption will have to prove they offer health insurance to employees. The health care law “includes the largest set of tax law changes in more than 20 years,” according to the Treasury inspector general who oversees the IRS. The agency will have to hire thousands of workers to manage it, requiring significant budget increases that already are being targeted by congressional Republicans determined to dismantle the president’s signature initiative.
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: With recent developments, I have been motivated to respond to some of the things that have been ongoing for some time. It is only the recent events that has set me to voice my opinion. On my list is a development from the recent storm that passed through this area. As I returned from work Friday afternoon in the midst of this horrific and unusual storm, I passed by one certain gas station, and as I passed, I glanced at the price of gas as I usually do, noticing it was quite close to the price of the stations in Lima. For a long time, I have noticed the prices here in Delphos have been running about 12-15 cents a gallon more than our neighbors to our east. When the prices here in town reach close to or the same as those in Lima, the very next day, along with other stations in the area, the price will jump 25-30 cents a gallon. It is amazing to me that our prices can lag behind by the 12 to 15 cents/gal., for a period of time, but the increases come to our pumps simultaneously with everyone else in the area. I thought our stations would be more competitive than that. “Gouge or not to gouge?” This question was answered the Saturday after the storm. One particular station raised its gasoline from the approximate $3.06 a gallon to $3.19 a gallon only to capitalize on the missfortunes of the people of Delphos. An approximate $0.16 a gallon profit to their bottom line when other stations in town and around the area, which were operating, maintained the approximate $3.04 a gallon. The increase by this station was short lived by Saturday evening it was then back down to $3.03 a gallon. “Gouge or not to gouge?” So much for our stations being competitive! The week before the 4th, the gas prices shot back up to $3.39 (coincident or not) and because I waited until that Friday to finish this letter, we see yet another $0.20 on top of the previous $0.36 increase. I repeat. “Gouge or not to gouge?” I would like to end this letter to the editor on a good note. As I write this, I am sure some area homes are still without power in the wake of the storm but given the severity of this storm and the recovery that has taken place so far, I would like to recognize all the men and women who worked non-stop giving up their holidays and spending many long hours in this staggering heat to return our electricity — a part of our lives we all take for granted. “A job well done!” Thanks, John Grothouse
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CAMDEN — South Carolina politics never fails to amuse — and bemuse. A recent ethics imbroglio between Republican Gov. Nikki Haley and GOP activist John Rainey is a case in point. The squabble would be of passing provincial interest if Haley weren’t a rising star often mentioned on lists of potential vice presidential candidates. And had she not called Rainey, a nationally recognized philanthropist and community bridge-builder, a “racist, sexist bigot.” Such charges deserve clarification and context. Haley made the remarks during a state House Ethics Committee hearing that was prompted by a complaint Rainey filed alleging that Haley had lobbied illegally while she was a legislator. Haley has been cleared of any wrongdoing and there’s no need to re-litigate here, though Rainey promises that the issue is not dead. Meanwhile, her invectives toward Rainey, though perhaps understandable given an exchange between them (about which more anon), are contradicted by his record. Rainey is anything but racist, sexist or bigoted. Haley’s feelings apparently had been hurt during her one meeting with Rainey while she was a gubernatorial candidate. She had sought the meeting, doubtless hoping for financial and political support, but Rainey was
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skeptical. He knew nothing about her at the time, he told me, and couldn’t find anyone who did. Everyone he spoke to said the same thing in so many words: “I don’t know anything about her, but I know she’s the party’s candidate and I support her.” “That,” Rainey told me, “is the kind of thing that makes me want to throw up.” Party loyalty over all other considerations is what ails American politics, he said. In questioning Haley at the meeting, Rainey indicated that all cards needed to be on the table, that he didn’t want to find out at some point that her family had ties to terrorists. Haley, who is of Sikh Indian descent, clearly took offense. Nevertheless, she wrote a nice note to him, Rainey said, remarking that she never showed any indication of offense during their meeting until he raised questions about her lobbying activities. “That was the end of the meeting,” Rainey said, but his curiosity was further piqued. He began probing her past and raised questions about what he viewed as ethical transgressions. Rainey doesn’t recall
making the specific “terrorist” remark, but takes the word of others present that he did. Any such comment, he insists, would have been in a “jocular, expansive fashion,” rather than mean-spirited. Rainey is known to be outspoken and irreverent, but also as a scrapper for fairness and reconciliation. Comments offered in jest or offhandedly nonetheless can be wounding, which Rainey acknowledges and now has experienced. Inarguably, the governor’s charges, made publicly and aimed at a citizen, albeit a powerful one, are far more damaging than whatever Rainey said during a private meeting. Judge as you may, but consider the following facts before accepting Haley’s indictment of Rainey. For no personal gain, Rainey frequently has raised money and organized groups in common cause across party lines. He and wife, Anne, marched in 2000 with 46,000 others to protest the Confederate flag, which then flew atop the South Carolina Capitol dome. He personally hosted several private meetings with NAACP and legislative leaders to find a compromise for the flag’s removal. He served as executive producer and raised funds to finance Bud Ferillo’s documentary “Corridor of Shame” about the dismal condition of public schools along the I-95 corridor through South Carolina. Candidate Barack
Obama visited one of those schools and cited the corridor in campaign speeches. In 1999, Rainey chaired the fundraising committee for the African-American History Monument on Statehouse grounds. In 2002, while chairman of Brookgreen Gardens, he raised funds to erect a World War I doughboy statue in Columbia’s Memorial Park and sponsored a bust of a 54th Massachusetts Infantry African-American soldier. He received the sixth annual I. DeQuincey Newman Humanitarian Award in 2004, named for the United Methodist minister and first African-American elected to the South Carolina Senate following Reconstruction. Latest to the roster is a sculpture Rainey has commissioned honoring two Camden natives, financier Bernard Baruch and baseball great Larry Doby. Baruch was a philanthropist, statesman and consultant to presidents (Woodrow Wilson and Franklin D. Roosevelt). Doby was the first AfricanAmerican in the American League and was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1998. The sculpture, which will be unveiled next April, is a monument not only to two local heroes, but also to the sort of reconciliation Rainey represents. His record speaks louder than words. Kathleen Parker’s email address is kathleenparker@ washpost.com.
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Teri Grothaus of Columbus Grove has been named Ohio’s Perfect Woman 2012. Grothaus, 40, a mother of five children, a registered nurse, a model and community volunteer, will compete for the national title in August. Grothaus took the title of Ohio’s Perfect Woman during the Ohio’s Perfect Pageant in Columbus on June 9. She is pursuing her master’s degree in nursing as well as certification as an acute and primary care pediatric nurse practitioner. She previously competed in the Mrs. Ohio America pageant, gaining the first-runner up position in April. She has also previously been named the Photogenic winner, and Mother of the Year. “No one is perfect but I believe that being true to yourself and being the best ‘you’ that you can be is as close as it gets. I am humbled to be chosen to represent Ohio’s Perfect Woman, and hope to inspire young women, and those who are young at heart,” Grothaus said. “I started the Perfect Pageant system for young
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HAMLER — Columbus Grove answered an early challenge by Patrick Henry, then never let up as the Bulldogs hammered the host Patriots 12-2 in the ACME sectional tournament. The win allows the Bulldogs (16-3) to win the South East ACME sectional championship and advance to next weekend’s ACME district tournament at Archbold. The tournament is scheduled to begin Friday. “This was a goal of ours from the start of the season,” Columbus Grove ACME coach Mark Roney said. “We wanted to win an ACME sectional championship and win a game in the district tournament. After losing two games last year, the kids had a goal in mind and now they have that opportunity.” Coming off wins over Leipsic and Ottawa-Glandorf in the losers’ bracket to reach the championship game, the Patriots had momentum and used that momentum in the top of the first to take an early 2-0 lead. Derek Hoops opened the game with a single to rightcenter and stole second base. After a flyout, Gabe Jones walked before both Hoops and Jones combined for a double steal that put runners at second and third. A walk to Joe Montana loaded the bases before Ryan Tietje singled to right to score a run and give Patrick Henry a 1-0 lead. Anderson Okuley’s bouncer to first saw Jones forced at home plate for the second out of the inning. Joe Willford followed with a single to short right that Grove rightfielder Riley Brubaker fielded quickly and fired a strike to home allowing just one run to score. After getting the ball, Bulldog catcher Elisha Jones fired to third base and caught Tietje late in getting back to the bag as Josh Verhoff applied the tag. Columbus Grove didn’t wait long to put the pressure back on the Patriots in this double-elimination tournament. Blake Hoffman opened
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the bottom of the first with a sharp single to center and stole second before scoring on a double by Brandon Benroth. A balk moved Benroth to third before Trey Roney reached on an error at second base that allowed Benroth to tie the game at 2-2. A single by Brady Shafer kept the Bulldogs going as Verhoff came to the plate. Patrick Henry starter Derek Kulpein was down to Verhoff 2-1 but the scoreboard showed the count being 3-1. After Kulpein threw another ball, Roney started running to third base thinking it was ball four. However, it wasn’t and the Bulldogs had runners at first and third before Verhoff actually did walk. However, the Bulldogs couldn’t score as a popup to second base, a strikeout and a fly ball to right ended the inning. “That was important,” coach Roney said of the two runs. “We told them before the game they were on a roll and we couldn’t let them get an advantage. They did but we came right back and we kept going and I think that affected them some mentally.” After Roney faced just three batters in the top of the second, the Bulldogs pushed across a run in the bottom of the inning as David Bogart reached on an error and moved to second on a sacrifice by Hoffman. After a fly ball to center, Roney lined a single to right to give Grove a 3-2 lead. Patrick Henry had two runners on base in the third after a 1-out walk to Jones and Montana reached on an error. After a fly ball to center for the second out, Roney picked off Jones at second to end the inning. The fired-up Bulldogs took control of the game in their half of the third as they scored seven runs and sent 12 batters to the plate in the inning. Patrick Henry made a pitching change to start the inning as they brought in Hoops. Hoops got off to a rocky start on the mound, walking Verhoff, Kody Griffith and Brubaker to start the inning and load the bases. Mason Smith plated a run with a seeing-eye single to left before the first out of the inning was recorded. Hoffman followed with a sharp ground ball to third base. The Patriot third baseman threw home in an effort to get a forceout but it was wild, allowing Griffith to score; Brubaker used his speed to come home all the way from second and left Smith and Hoffman at third and second, respectively. Benroth followed with an RBI single before Roney was intentionally walked to load the bases. A walk to Shafer forced in a run before Verhoff singled in a run. A fielder’s-choice play put the Bulldogs up 10-2 before the inning ended on a ground ball to third base. Columbus Grove invoked the run-rule with two runs in the bottom of the fourth and Roney made it standup with a
The Associated Press NL PITTSBURGH — Andrew McCutchen hit two home runs, Neil Walker had five hits and the Pittsburgh Pirates routed the San Francisco Giants 13-2 on Sunday. Casey McGehee went 3-for-4 with two RBIs for Pittsburgh (48-37), which is 11 games over .500 for the first time
Riepenhoff walked. Ottoville changed pitchers as Horstman took over on the mound. He escaped any further trouble as he got a weak pop-up to first base that Hohlbein grabbed to end the inning. With the lead, Lehman was able to protect it but not without some excitement in the sixth inning. Ottoville’s Cory Fischer and Brandon Becker walked to start the inning but Lehman settled in to retire the final six batters he faced as just one ball left the infield. Lehman struck out three in recording the win. Fuka had three singles for the Wildcats. Hohlbein, who picked up the win in a 1-0 win over Miller City on Monday, took the loss as he struck out four Wildcat batters. Four different Ottoville batters had singles in the game. The Big Green end the summer at 8-7. ***
1-2-3 fifth inning. Roney, with a 2-0 record in the tournament and a save, struck out three batters while allowing two runs on five hits. He did walk four batters in the game. “Trey threw a great game,” coach Roney added. “He threw strikes and his defense made some big plays behind him. Our defense has played well all summer and we had another great game today throwing out a couple of runners.” Benroth and Roney both had a single and double for the Bulldogs and Smith had two singles.
*** Patrick Henry 200 00 - 2 5 4 Columbus Grove 217 2x - 12 10 1 WP-Roney. LP-Kulpein.
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McDonald’s Junior Series - Reineke Ford Open - Thursday’s results Notes: “It managed to stay halfway cool and overcast for the first half of the day. It was nice for the kids to not have the brutal heat for their entire rounds,” director Mike Harmon said. BOYS 12-13 1. Sam Reed 42; 2. Jeffrey Knueve 44; 3. Jared Hernandez 47; 4. Jared Miller 48; 5. Josh Klausing 52; 6. (tie) Drew Bullock 58 and Sean Houston 58; 7. Ricky Carroll 59. BOYS 14-15 1. Joshah Rager 39-36-75; 2. Brandon Hernandez 39-40-79; 3. (tie) Alex Britton 42-40-82 and James Riepenhoff 40-42-82; 4. (tie) Drew Wayman 41-44-85 and Westin Young 45-40-85; 5. (tie) Brady Mathew 45-41-86 and Adam Vieira 43-43-86; 6. (tie) James Ebeling 41-48-89, Anthony McKee 46-43-89, Grant Ricketts 47-42-89 and Spencer Stubbs 41-48-89; 7. (tie) Britton Hensel 43-48-91, Cole Jordan 48-43-91 and Jim Thatcher 47-44-91; 8. Joseph Slusher 47-48-95; 9. Dylan Twining 51-49-100; 10. (tie) Parker Frey 49-52-101 and Sam Meredith 50-51-101; 11. Johnny Rudolph 54-56-110; 12. Alex Ellerbrock 57-55-112; 13. Jacob Nolte 52-66-118. BOYS 16-18 1. Samuel Slusher 33-38-71; 2. Jacob Brake 38-36-74; 3. (tie) Blaine Ricketts 40-3474 and Brian Schatzer 34-40-74; 4. Austin Tebbe 38-38-76; 5. Josh Klaus 39-38-77; 6. (tie) Jordan Bollenbacher 40-38-78 and Jordan Sosby 39-39-78; 7. Tyler Turnwald 38-4179; 8. (tie) Evan Crites 37-43-80, Xavier Francis 40-40-80 and Tim Levers 42-38-80; 9. (tie) Connor Bornhorst 41-40-81 and Zach Weber 39-42-81; 10. (tie) John Copella 37-4582 and Michael Lawler 41-41-82; 11. Cody Mathew 42-41-83; 12. (tie) Evan Nartker 43-42-85 and Jason Niese 45-40-85; 13. Mike Omlor 38-48-86; 14. Lucas Herrmann 44-43-87; 15. John Burke 44-44-88; 16. (tie) Cole Fischbach 43-46-89, Sean Flanagan 43-46-89 and Thomas Nolte 48-41-89; 17. Craig Klausing 45-45-90; 18. (tie) Matt Holt 48-43-91 and Clay Plaugher 46-45-91; 19. Reed Bok 44-48-92; 20. Alex Dammeyer 44-51-95; 21. Zakary Thomas 51-51-102. GIRLS 15 & UNDER 1. Emily Knouff 44; 2. Jessica Armstrong 55; 3. Kristin Barhorst 56; 4. Jennifer Mitchell 57; 5. Sara Rex 71. GIRLS 16-18 1. Shelby Warner 40-40-80; 2. Kelsey Koesters 39-42-81; 3. Rebekah Rader 38-43-81 (Koesters wins playoff for 2nd place); 4. Morgan Van Meter 43-41-84; 5. (tie) Morgan Barnett 47-41-88, Kaitlyn Brant 44-44-88 and Heather Comer 41-47-88; 6. Sean Pusey 45-44-89; 7. Jenna Moots 47-47-94; 8. Sydney Hooks 54-50-104. -----McDonald’s Junior Series - The Mast Memorial Classic 2-Man Scramble Tuesday’s Pairings Hole Tee Time Team # Age Division/Names 01 8:00 am Team #1 Boys 16-18/Lucas Herrmann, Clay Plaugher 01 8:00 am Team #2 Boys 16-18/Reed Bok, Matt Holt 01 8:08 am Team #3 Boys 16-18/John Burke, Xavier Francis 01 8:08 am Team #4 Boys 16-18/Thomas Nolte, Bryce Dues 01 8:16 am Team #5 Boys 16-18/Jacob Brake, Tyler Turnwald 01 8:16 am Team #6 Boys 16-18/Darin Bergman, Morgen Sindelar 01 8:24 am Team #7 Boys 16-18/John Ellerbrock, Jason Niese 01 8:24 am Team #8 Boys 16-18/Blaine Ricketts, Grant Ricketts 01 8:32 am Team #9 Boys 16-18/Freddie Purdy 01 8:32 am Team #10 Boys 16-18/Austin Tebbe 01 8:40 am Team #11 Boys 16-18/Cole Fischbach 01 8:40 am Team #12 Boys 16-18/Zach Hegemier 01 8:48 am Team #13 Boys 16-18/Evan Nartker 01 8:48 am Team #14 Boys 16-18/Adam Jurczyk 01 8:56 am Team #19 Boys 14-15/James Ebeling, Dylan Twining 01 9:56 am Team #20 Boys 14-15/Zach Erhart, Alex Britton 01 9:04 am Team #21 Boys 14-15/Brandon Hernandez, Joshah Rager 01 9:04 am Team #22 Boys 14-15/Westin Young, Wesley Markward 01 9:12 am Team #23 Boys 14-15/Anthony McKee 01 9:12 am Team #24 Boys 14-15/Eli Runk 01 9:20 am Team #25 Boys 14-15/Drew Wayman 01 9:20 am Team #26 Boys 14-15/Dylan Craig 01 9:28 am Team #27 Boys 14-15/Johnny Rudolph 01 9:28 am Team #28 Boys 14-15/Colin Burke 01 9:36 am Team #33 Girls 16-18/Hannah Smith, Shelby Kohler 01 9:36 am Team #34 Girls 16-18/Morgan Van Meter, Rebekah Rader 01 9:44 am Team #35 Girls 16-18/Zoe Rayburn, Haley Kinstle 01 9:44 am Team #36 Girls 16-18/Maddison Stallkamp 10 8:00 am Team #40 Boys 12-13/Collin Nartker, Josh Klausing 10 8:00 am Team #41 Boys 12-13/Sam Reed, Jared Hernandez 10 8:08 am Team #42 Boys 12-13/Marcus McGee 10 8:08 am Team #43 Boys 12-13/Ricky Carroll 10 8:16 am Team #44 Girls 15 & Under/Emily Scheiwiller, Sara Rex 10 8:16 am Team #45 Girls 15 & Under/Emily Knouff, Shelby Young 10 8:24 am Team #46 PeeWee/Nathan Davisson, Dominic Riepenhoff 10 8:24 am Team #47 PeeWee/Alex Wisser, Erin Mulcahy 10 8:32 am Team #48 PeeWee/Mary Kelly Mulcahy, Colin Pasion 10 8:32 am Team #49 PeeWee/Meghan Mulcahy, Lauren Mayers 10 8:40 am Team #50 PeeWee/Joshua Verhoff, Christian Nartker 10 8:40 am Team #51 PeeWee/Jesse Williams, Elliott Lloyd 10 8:48 am Team #52 PeeWee/Casey Koenig, Brady Koenig 10 8:48 am Team #53 PeeWee/Justin Altenbach, Morgan Altenbach 10 8:56 am Team #54 PeeWee/Gavin Harmon, Carson Harmon 10 8:56 am Team #55 PeeWee/Ethan Harmon, Ethan Ricketts 10 9:04 am Team #56 PeeWee/Logan Gallmeier, Brady Kerner 10 9:04 am Team #57 PeeWee/Reed Doneghy 10 9:12 am Team #58 PeeWee/Abigail Vieira
Miller City edges out Big Green
since 1992 and in first place at the break for the first time since 1997. A.J. Burnett (10-2) pitched effectively into the seventh to win his ninth consecutive decision. Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum (3-10) failed to get out of the fourth inning for the second consecutive start and was charged with six runs and seven hits. Pablo Sandoval hit a 2-run homer for San Francisco. BRAVES 4, PHILLIES 3 PHILADELPHIA — Brian McCann homered for the fourth consecutive game and Dan Uggla hit a 2-run shot to lead the Braves to the 3-game series sweep. McCann hit the go-ahead homer in the seventh inning against Raul Valdes (2-2) in the series finale. Jason Pridie homered, doubled and had three RBIs as a last-minute replacement for Shane Victorino. The Phillies did not say why Victorino was scratched after the badly-slumping outfielder was scheduled to hit seventh. Jair Jurrjens (3-2) pitched seven innings to win his second straight start. Craig Kimbrel worked a scoreless ninth for his 25th save.
HOLGATE — Miller City scored two runs in the fifth inning and made them stand up in a 2-1 win over Ottoville Friday night in the ACME sectional tournament at Holgate. Friday night’s contest, played in 100-degree temperatures, saw Ottoville hurler Brian Hohlbein and Miller City hurler Ross Lehman keep the opponents’ bats quiet for much of the evening. Ottoville drew first blood as they pushed across a run in the top of the first inning as Lehman struggled with his control early. Big Green leadoff batter Alex Horstman walked to start the contest before Jacob Turnwald was hit by a pitch. A double play groundball to shortstop had the Wildcats one out away from escaping the inning but Hohlbein ruined that with a line drive single to center that scored Horstman. A strikeout ended the Ottoville first inning. Ottoville had runners at third base in the second and third innings but each time Lehman was able to escape further damage. In the third, the Big Green had runners at second and third with one out before Lehman used two ground balls to get out of the jam. Hohlbein also escaped a first-inning jam as Miller City’s Hunter Berner was at third base with two outs. A comebacker ended the inning. Miller City didn’t get a runner past first base again until the fifth inning when they put together a 2-out rally. Number 9 batter Jeremy Balbaugh lined a single to center and stole second base. Jack Lammers followed with a single to leftcenter that scored Balbaugh to tie the game at 1-1. Berner walked after a 13-pitch at-bat that saw him foul off several Hohlbein pitches before taking first base. Jared Fuka gave the Wildcats the lead with a sharp single to left before Brent
By Charlie Warnimont Sentinel Sports Editor
Ottoville 100 000 0 - 1 4 1 Miller City 000 020 x - 2 6 1 WP-Lehman. LP-Hohlbein.
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----Columbus Grove 6, Ottawa-Glandorf 4 HAMLER — Columbus Grove scored three times in the sixth inning to defeat OttawaGlandorf 6-4 in the ACME sectional tournament at Patrick Henry High School. The Bulldogs and Titans were involved in a tight game as the score was tied 2-2 after four innings. Grove scored a run in the fifth to go up 3-2 as Blake Hoffman scored as Trey Roney took an extra base in an attempt to get in a rundown to allow Hoffman to score. Columbus Grove pushed across three runs in its half of the sixth as Riley Brubaker and Brandon Benroth had RBI singles and a run scored on a wild pitch. O-G didn’t go quietly in the bottom of the seventh as they scored two runs on a Jake Harshbarger RBI double and a Ben Dietering RBI single. The Bulldogs brought in Roney to close out the game and used a strikeout and pickoff of an O-G runner at third to end the game. Roney faked a throw to second and as Grove shortstop Benroth and second baseman Dave Bogart faked a wild throw into center, Roney turned and threw to third to get the O-G runner diving back into third. The Bulldogs took the lead with single runs in the first and third inning and O-G tied the game in the fourth with two runs. Josh Verhoff picked up the win for Grove in relief of starter Brubaker. Roney was credited with a save. Hoffman and Roney both had two hits for the Bulldogs. Ryan Maas took the loss for O-G as he went the distance. Dietering, Maas and Tyler Ellerbrock all had two hits for the Titans. ***
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CUBS 7, METS 0 NEW YORK — Ryan Dempster extended his scoreless streak to 27 innings in his first start in three weeks and Starlin Castro hit a 3-run homer for the Cubs. Dempster (4-3) was activated from the disabled list, then pitched five innings of 4-hit ball. It was his first outing since June 15. His lengthy string of zeros is the Cubs’ best for a starter since Ken Holtzman went 27 innings in 1971. Geovany Soto hit a 2-run single in Chicago’s 4-run first. Jonathon Niese (7-4) allowed seven runs and nine hits in seven innings for New York. CARDINALS 5, MARLINS 4 ST. LOUIS — Rafael Furcal hit a 2-run single off Heath Bell with two out in the ninth inning, capping a 3-run rally and lifting the Cardinals to the victory. Pinch-hitter Austin Kearns put the Marlins up 4-2 with a 3-run homer in the seventh. It was the sixth blown save in 25 chances for Bell (2-5).
Team Record Statewide 7th Grade 19-4 Lee Kinstle 8th Grade 13-6 Buckeye Boys Pony League Team Record Wren 7-1 Middle Point 7-1 Wallace Plumbing 7-3 Grover Hill 7-4 Convoy 4-5 Ohio City 4-5 Van Wert Elks 2-6 Willshire 2-6 VW Alspach-Gearhart 0-8 Tri-County Little League Team Record Delpha Chevy Reds 15-1 VFW Cardinals 12-4 Ft. Jenn. Musketeers 11-5 Delphos Braves 10-6 Greif Rangers 9-7 Delphos Pirates 8-8 Young’s Waste Service Yankees 3-13 K of C Indians 2-14 1st Federal Athletics 2-14 Inner County League Team Record Middle Point Blue 12-0 Lee Kinstle Pirates 10-4 Optimist Reds 9-4 VW Federal Astros 7-5 VW Ser. Club RedSox 4-8 Middle Point Gold 2-10 VW Vision Cubs 1-11
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THROUGH JUNE 28 Delphos Minor League Team Record Win % GB Cubs 11-2 .833 Tigers 10-3 .750 1 Pirates 8-5 .667 3 Reds 7-6 .583 4 Dodgers 6-7 .500 5 Mets 4-9 .333 7 Orioles 4-9 .250 7 Indians 2-11 .083 9 RESULTS June 28 Buckeye Boys Pony League Grover Hill 17, Convoy 14 June 29 Tri-County Little League Delphos Pirates 1, Young’s Waste Service Yankees 0 July 2 Tri-County Little League Ft. Jennings Musketeers 11, 1st Federal Athletics 1 Delpha Chevy Reds 12, K of C Indians 6 Greif Rangers 11, Delphos Braves 4 Wednesday Tri-County Little League (July 4th Tournament Championship) Delpha Chevy Reds 4, Braves 0 SCHEDULE Today’s Games Tri-County Little League Tournament (First Round) 6 p.m. at Ft. Jennings Buckeye Boys Pony League Wallace Plumbing 1, Grover Hill 0 Middle Point vs. Wallace Plumbing, 6
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The Associated Press National League East Division W L Pct GB Washington 49 34 .590 — Atlanta 46 39 .541 4 New York 46 40 .535 4 1/2 Miami 41 44 .482 9 Philadelphia 37 50 .425 14 Central Division W L Pct GB Pittsburgh 48 37 .565 — Cincinnati 47 38 .553 1 St. Louis 46 40 .535 2 1/2 Milwaukee 40 45 .471 8 Chicago 33 52 .388 15 Houston 33 53 .384 15 1/2 West Division W L Pct GB Los Angeles 47 40 .540 — San Francisco 46 40 .535 1/2 Arizona 42 43 .494 4 San Diego 34 53 .391 13 Colorado 33 52 .388 13 ——— Saturday’s Results Washington 4, Colorado 1 Houston 6, Milwaukee 3 Pittsburgh 3, San Francisco 1 N.Y. Mets 3, Chicago Cubs 1 St. Louis 3, Miami 2 Atlanta 6, Philadelphia 3 Cincinnati 6, San Diego 5 Arizona 5, L.A. Dodgers 3 Sunday’s Results Chicago Cubs 7, N.Y. Mets 0 Atlanta 4, Philadelphia 3 Colorado 4, Washington 3 Pittsburgh 13, San Francisco 2 Milwaukee 5, Houston 3, 10 innings St. Louis 5, Miami 4 Cincinnati 4, San Diego 2 Arizona 7, L.A. Dodgers 1
The Associated Press To be played Tuesday at (x-injured, will not play) Through July 8 NL STARTERS AVG Catcher Posey, S.F. .289 First Base Votto, Cin .348 Second Base Uggla, Atl .221 Third Base Sandoval, S.F. .307 Shortstop Furcal, StL .275 Outfield Beltran, StL .296 Cabrera, S.F. .353 x-Kemp, L.A. .355 RESERVES BATTERS AVG Catcher Molina, StL .304 Ruiz, Phi .350 First Base LaHair, Chi .286 Second Base Altuve, Hou .303 Shortstop Castro, Chi .291 Desmond, Was .285 Third Base Freese, StL .294 Jones, Atl .318 Wright, N.Y. .351 Outfield Bourn, Atl .311 Braun, Mil .306 Bruce, Cin .249 C.Gonzalez, Col .330 Harper, Was .282 Holliday, StL .317 McCutchen, Pit .362 x-Stanton, Mia .284 PITCHERS W Cain, S.F. 9 Chapman, Cin 4 Dickey, N.Y. 12 G.Gonzalez, Was 12 Hamels, Phi 10 Hanrahan, Pit 4 Kershaw, L.A. 6 Kimbrel, Atl 0 Lynn, StL 11 Miley, Ari 9 Papelbon, Phi 2 Strasburg, Was 9 Street, S.D. 2 ---AL STARTERS AVG Catcher Napoli, Tex .228 First Base Fielder, Det .299 Second Base .313 Cano, N.Y. Third Base Beltre, Tex .326 Shortstop Jeter, N.Y. .308 Outfield Bautista, Tor .244 Granderson, N.Y. .248 Hamilton, Tex .308 Designated Hitter Ortiz, Bos .312 RESERVES BATTERS AVG Catcher Mauer, Min .326 Wieters, Bal .247 First Base Konerko, Chi .329 Second Base Kinsler, Tex .279 Third Base M.Cabrera, Det .324 Shortstop Andrus, Tex .293 A.Cabrera, Cle .286 Outfield Jones, Bal .289 Trout, L.A. .341 Trumbo, L.A. .306 Designated Hitter Butler, K.C. .290 Dunn, Chi .208 PITCHERS W Cook, Oak 2 Darvish, Tex 10 Harrison, Tex 11 Hernandez, Sea 6 Johnson, Bal 1 Nathan, Tex 1 Peavy, Chi 7 Perez, Cle 0 Price, T.B. 11 Rodney, T.B. 2 x-Sabathia, N.Y. 9 Sale, Chi 10 Verlander, Det 9 Weaver, L.A. 10 x-Wilson, L.A. 9
Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City OBA .362 .471 .351 .362 .337 .382 .391 .444 OBA .357 .412 .364 .344 .314 .316 .348 .396 .441 .366 .391 .326 .389 .354 .397 .414 .364 L 3 4 1 3 4 0 5 1 4 5 3 4 0 OBA .340 .380 .374 .358 .354 .360 .352 .380 .406 OBA .416 .327 .404 .341 .382 .368 .364 .330 .397 .358 .361 .357 L 2 5 4 5 0 2 5 2 4 1 3 2 5 1 5 AB 273 287 294 192 335 297 337 121 AB 276 257 231 317 344 344 293 173 302 357 307 297 315 248 319 309 285 ERA 2.62 1.83 2.40 2.92 3.20 2.38 2.91 1.36 3.41 3.04 3.34 2.82 1.13 AB 241 321 332 319 360 315 327 299 308 AB 285 283 286 362 343 331 304 339 258 288 310 293 ERA 1.41 3.59 3.10 3.13 1.21 1.73 2.85 3.34 2.82 0.93 3.45 2.19 2.58 1.96 2.43 R 35 50 53 30 54 50 55 30 R 35 41 32 48 41 46 39 25 56 60 56 47 61 43 56 58 46 SV 0 11 0 0 0 23 0 25 0 0 18 0 13 R 37 48 57 51 47 59 61 54 62 R 44 35 40 63 52 51 43 54 57 42 31 48 SV 8 0 0 0 26 18 0 24 0 25 0 0 0 0 0 H 79 100 65 59 92 88 119 43 H 84 90 66 96 100 98 86 55 106 2B 16 35 15 13 13 11 18 6 2B 15 21 12 20 10 24 14 10 27 3B 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 1 3B 0 0 0 4 7 2 1 0 2 6 2 1 4 4 1 5 0 H 91 17 86 71 101 20 96 13 91 89 29 81 10 3B 2 1 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 3B 1 1 0 3 0 5 1 2 3 3 HR 10 14 12 8 5 20 8 12 HR 13 13 14 5 7 17 13 6 11 7 24 18 17 8 14 18 19 BB 24 12 26 42 29 18 32 10 36 21 8 28 8 HR 12 15 20 15 7 27 23 27 22 HR 5 12 14 9 18 1 11 20 12 22 16 25 BB 21 53 27 35 9 4 26 7 37 5 29 25 30 22 49 RBI 43 48 45 30 36 65 44 28 RBI 45 46 30 27 43 51 51 33 59 32 61 56 58 25 56 60 50 SO 118 71 123 118 118 35 119 56 105 70 40 128 32 RBI 30 63 51 54 25 65 48 75 57 RBI 41 44 42 41 71 35 42 44 40 57 52 61 SO 39 117 70 128 22 45 108 35 105 38 105 98 128 73 88
---American League East Division W L Pct GB New York 52 33 .612 — Baltimore 45 40 .529 7 Tampa Bay 45 41 .523 7 1/2 Boston 43 43 .500 9 1/2 Toronto 43 43 .500 9 1/2 Central Division W L Pct GB Chicago 47 38 .553 — Cleveland 44 41 .518 3 Detroit 44 42 .512 3 1/2 Kansas City 37 47 .440 9 1/2 Minnesota 36 49 .424 11 West Division W L Pct GB Texas 52 34 .605 — Los Angeles 48 38 .558 4 Oakland 43 43 .500 9 Seattle 36 51 .414 16 1/2 ——— Saturday’s Results N.Y. Yankees 6, Boston 1, 1st game Detroit 8, Kansas City 7 Chicago White Sox 2, Toronto 0 Cleveland 7, Tampa Bay 3 Texas 4, Minnesota 3, 10 innings Boston 9, N.Y. Yankees 5, 2nd game L.A. Angels 3, Baltimore 0 Seattle 7, Oakland 1 Sunday’s Results Detroit 7, Kansas City 1 Tampa Bay 7, Cleveland 6 Toronto 11, Chicago White Sox 9 L.A. Angels 6, Baltimore 0 Oakland 2, Seattle 1, 13 innings Texas 4, Minnesota 3, 13 innings N.Y. Yankees 7, Boston 3 Tuesday’s Game All-Star Game at Kansas City, MO, 8:15 p.m.
Federer a Grand Slam champion again at Wimbledon
By STEVEN WINE The Associated Press
WIMBLEDON, England — Up in the players’ box on Centre Court, Roger Federer’s twin daughters squirmed, yawned, made funny faces and then applauded the new Wimbledon champion. The girls turn 3 this month. They were 6 months old the last time Federer won a Grand Slam title. “The victory today is a dream come true for me and my family, you know, seeing them there,” he said. “It’s big.” At 30, Federer showed the kids what he can do and strengthened his contention he’s far from finished. Federer ended a Grand Slam drought and equaled a Wimbledon record by winning the tournament for the seventh time Sunday, beating Andy Murray of Britain, 4-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-4. For months Federer had been widely viewed as a champion in decline, eclipsed by Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic. Now he has won a 17th major title, padding his record, and he’s back atop the ATP rankings for the first time since June 2010, matching Pete Sampras’ record of 286 weeks at No. 1. In less than three weeks, Federer will be back at Wimbledon trying to win his first Olympic singles gold medal. He’ll be tough to beat in a setting where he plays his best tennis.
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“I feel better here for some reason,” he said. “I don’t know why but it’s very unique and special in many ways.” He matched the record of seven Wimbledon titles set in the 1880s by William Renshaw and tied in 2000 by Federer’s hero, Sampras. And while he ended his own 2 1/2-year Grand Slam dry spell, he extended decades of frustration for the British, who haven’t had a homegrown men’s champion since 1936. Murray, a Scotsman, was the first Brit to make the men’s final since 1938. In anticipation of the match, fans camped out overnight in the rain just for a grounds pass so they could watch on a large video screen near the practice courts. The Royal Box audience included British Prime Minister David Cameron, soccer star David Beckman and Prince William’s wife, the former Kate Middleton. Murray tried to give them a good show, taking an early lead and then losing a close second set when he was broken in the final game. The match began in sunshine but rain interrupted play early in the third set and the retractable roof was closed for a singles final for the first time since it was added in 2009. And while Federer is good on grass, it turns out he’s especially good indoors on grass. Coming into the match, Federer had won 20 of his 74 titles indoors. With wind eliminated as a factor, he can swing
even more aggressively and hit his pinpoint serves with even more accuracy. That’s what happened. A 26-point, 20-minute game in the third set proved pivotal and provided the match’s most memorable moments. Murray fell to the grass three times during the game but also saved five break points before he was finally broken to give Federer a 4-2 lead. Federer held every service game the rest of the way. With the win, he became the first thirtysomething man to win Wimbledon since Arthur Ashe in 1975 and reclaimed the No. 1 ranking from Djokovic. Federer lost in the quarterfinals at Wimbledon in 2010 and 2011, then blew a 2-set lead against Djokovic in the U.S. Open semifinals last year when he squandered two match points. There was speculation that parenthood had cost him his edge and that his best days were behind him. Now, with Federer’s fortunes on the rebound, men’s tennis remains compelling and competitive at the top. For the first time since 2005, the first three major tournaments have been won by three different players. Djokovic won the Australian Open in January. Nadal won a record seventh French Open title last month. And then there’s Murray, now 0-4 in Grand Slam finals, with three of those losses to Federer. The only other man in the Open era to lose his first four major finals was
Serena jokes about selling serve at champs dinner LONDON — For the low, low price of a million dollars, Serena Williams’ record-setting serve can be yours. OK, not really, of course. A day after winning her fifth Wimbledon singles title while raising her ace total to 102 for the tournament, Williams joked at the All England Club champions’ dinner Sunday night that she’s bottling that powerful stroke and putting it up for sale. Williams, who also won the women’s doubles title with older sister Venus, and Federer made brief remarks to guests while interviewed by Virginia Wade, the 1977 women’s winner at the All England Club. Williams hit 17 aces in her 3-set victory over Agnieszka Radwanska in the women’s final Saturday. Williams broke her own Wimbledon records with 24 aces in one match and 102 for the two weeks. All England Club Chairman Philip Brook noted at Sunday night’s dinner that Williams finished with far more aces than Federer, who hit 71. Wade noted that there is not a lot of time for Federer to rest up before the London Games start July 28. The Olympic tennis competition will be held at the All England Club. “Oh, yeah, three weeks. That’s like, I don’t know, three years’ vacation for you guys,” Federer joked. “Three weeks is plenty. I’ll do one week vacation and then I’ll prepare.”
Ivan Lendl, who happens to be Murray’s coach. Lendl went on to win eight Grand Slam titles. Murray believes he’ll yet make a breakthrough, perhaps even at Wimbledon. “I’m getting closer,” his told the crowd during the trophy ceremony, fighting back tears. He accepted a hug from Federer and a moment later they were both laughing. Federer then told the crowd he’ll be rooting for Murray in the future.
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Cardinals reliever Mitchell Boggs (2-1) struck out Donovan Solano with the bases loaded to end the ninth. The Marlins finished the series without two of their stars. Giancarlo Stanton, the team’s lone All-Star, underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee Sunday; Hanley Ramirez was taken out after five innings of the series finale with a lacerated right finger. ROCKIES 4, NATIONALS 3 WASHINGTON — Jordan Pacheco doubled and scored the tie-breaking run on a ninth-inning wild pitch by Tyler Clippard, giving the Rockies a comeback victory. The NL East-leading Nationals took a 3-1 lead into the eighth but a meltdown by their usually reliable bullpen cost them a chance to hit the All-Star break with their best record since the team moved to Washington in 2005. Colorado’s rally was fueled by Eric Young’s first homer of the season and a pair of wild pitches. Rex Brothers (4-2) worked the eighth and Rafael Betancourt got his 15th save, striking out pinch-hitter Jesus Flores with two outs and runners at second and third. Ian Desmond homered and Adam LaRoche had two hits and scored a run for the Nationals. Clippard (2-3) got the loss. DIAMONDBACKS 7, DODGERS 1 PHOENIX — Trevor Bauer scattered two hits over six scoreless innings, leading Arizona to the victory. Paul Goldschmidt homered, doubled and drove in a career-high four runs for the Diamondbacks. Bauer (1-1) struck out six, walked one and retired the final 12 batters he faced to earn his first major-league victory. Patrick Corbin pitched the final three innings for his first career save. Chris Capuano (9-4) allowed a season-high five runs over five innings for the Dodgers. BREWERS 5, ASTROS 3, 10 INN. HOUSTON — Corey Hart drove in the go-ahead run with a single in the 10th inning and Rickie Weeks’ third hit added an insurance run for Milwaukee. Nyjer Morgan walked to start the 10th and Fernando Rodriguez (1-8) intentionally walked Ryan Braun before a wild pitch moved the pair over. Rodriguez walked Aramis Ramirez to load the bases and Hart’s full-count grounder put Milwaukee on top. Weeks, who homered in the second, then singled in Braun. Manny Parra (1-3) pitched a perfect ninth for the win and John Axford allowed two hits in a scoreless 10th for his 15th save. REDS 4, PADRES 2 SAN DIEGO — All-Star Jay Bruce and Ryan Ludwick hit consecutive home runs, leading the Reds to the victory. Bruce and Ludwick connected two pitches apart in the fourth inning to give Cincinnati a 3-0 lead. Sam LeCure, Sean Marshall and Aroldis Chapman combined for 3 1/3 innings of hitless relief, with Chapman earning his 11th save. Jason Marquis (1-5) gave up three runs and seven hits in five innings for San Diego. Cameron Maybin made an
outstanding catch in center field to rob Joey Votto of a possible homer. AL CLEVELAND — All-Star Chris Perez blew his first save since opening day and the Tampa Bay Rays scored three runs in the ninth inning to beat the Cleveland Indians 7-6 Sunday. Will Rhymes hit a solo homer with one out and Carlos Pena added a RBI triple after Elliot Johnson singled to tie it at 6 off Perez (0-2), who had converted 25 straight saves since giving up a lead April 5. Ben Zobrist then singled home Pena with the go-ahead run before Perez got two strikeouts to end the inning. Fellow All-Star Fernando Rodney worked the bottom half for his 25th save in 26 chances. BLUE JAYS 11, WHITE SOX 9 CHICAGO — Colby Rasmus hit one of four Blue Jays homers and had three RBIs to help Toronto end the White Sox’s 5-game winning streak. Chicago manager Robin Ventura was ejected in the top of the ninth after charging to the plate to heatedly argue a ball and strike call with home plate umpire D.J. Reyburn. Jason Frasor (1-1), the third of five Blue Jays relievers, was credited with the win and Casey Janssen pitched the final 1 2/3 innings for his 12th save in 13 chances. He gave up two ninth-inning singles before striking out Alejandro De Aza to end it. TIGERS 7, ROYALS 1 DETROIT — Delmon Young homered for the fourth consecutive game, Prince Fielder hit a 3-run shot and
Jhonny Peralta homered and drove in three runs in the Tigers win over the Royals to complete a sweep of the 3-game weekend series. The power display backed Max Scherzer (8-5), who allowed a run and five hits over seven innings, walking one and striking out seven. Salvador Perez homered for Kansas City. Royals’ starter Everett Teaford (1-2) took the loss. He allowed five runs on seven hits in 4 1/3 innings. He walked a batter and struck out five. ANGELS 6, ORIOLES 0 ANAHEIM, Calif. — Brad Mills pitched five innings of 3-hit ball in a spot start for the injured Dan Haren after getting called up from the minors and the Angels got home runs from Albert Pujols, Erick Aybar, Mike Trout and Mark Trumbo in a victory over the Orioles. Mills (1-0) threw 88 pitches on three days’ rest in his Angels debut with six strikeouts and no walks. LaTroy Hawkins, Kevin Jepsen and Jordan Walden each pitched an inning of relief and first-time All-Star Ernesto Frieri closed out the combined 5-hitter for his 12th save in as many attempts. Rookie Wei-Yin Chen (7-5) lost his fourth straight start after winning his previous three outings. ATHLETICS 2, MARINERS 1, 13 INN. OAKLAND, Calif. — Josh Reddick hit a game-ending RBI double in the 13th inning to send the Oakland Athletics into the All-Star break with a .500 record. Jemile Weeks led off the 13th with a single off Oliver Perez (0-2) and then raced around the bases to score on
Reddick’s drive to left-center field that gave the A’s their eighth walk-off win of the season. Jordan Norberto (2-1) pitched a scoreless 13th for the win. He worked around a 2-out double to Michael Saunders on a fly ball to right center that Coco Crisp and Brandon Moss lost in the sun and a flock of seagulls that hovered over the field in the extra innings. Oakland’s Bartolo Colon was sharp in his second start back from a strained right oblique injury, allowing one run and seven hits in 8 2/3 innings. He struck out five and walked none. YANKEES 7, RED SOX 3 BOSTON — Ivan Nova struck out 10, Andruw Jones hit his fourth homer in three games and the surging New York Yankees went into the All-Star break with a win over the Boston Red Sox. Nova (10-3) allowed two runs and six hits in six innings. Jon Lester (5-6) allowed five runs — four earned — in just 4 1/3 innings for Boston. RANGERS 4, TWINS 3, 13 INN. ARLINGTON, Texas — Ian Kinsler hit a winning RBI single with one out in the 13th inning and the AL West-leading Texas Rangers beat the Minnesota Twins after tying the game with three unearned runs in the ninth. Texas had the bases loaded when Kinsler, one of eight Texas players headed to the All-Star game, hit a liner into the left-center field gap that bounced against the wall while his teammates stormed out the dugout to celebrate the team’s second consecutive 4-3 extra-inning victory.
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Mallory Robyn Weller and Craig Matthew Honigford were united in marriage on July 16, 2011, at St. Raphael Catholic Church in Springfield, the Rev. Randy Giesige officiating. The bride’s parents are Robert and Patricia Weller of Springfield. The groom’s parents are Mike and Denise Honigford of Delphos. Nuptial music was provided by vocalist Jamie Grothaus and organist Susan Grote. Maids of honor were Melissa Weller and Monica Weller of Columbus, sisters of the bride. Bridesmaids were Gretchen Hasselbach of Columbus, Charity Gundolf of Springfield and Erin Radosevich of Chicago, Ill., friends of the couple. Flower girls were Samantha Honigford and Bailey Honigford of West Carrollton, nieces of the groom. Best man was Keith Honigford of West Carrollton, brother of the groom. Groomsmen were Jason Bockey of Delphos, Derek Dickman of Grandview Heights and Brent Deroche of Grove City, friends of the couple; Robbie Weller of Columbus, brother of the bride; and Dustin Pohlman of Kettering and Todd Moenter of Delphos, friends of the couple. The brides grandparent is Bea Weller. After the ceremony, a reception was held at The Historic Shawnee Hotel. Following a wedding trip to Montego Bay, Jamaica, the couple reside in Cary, N.C. The bride and groom are both employed by Duke University Hospital.
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Mr. and Mrs. Norbert Ebbeskotte of Delphos will observe 50 years of marriage on July 21. Norbert and the former Sondra Emrick were married on the that date in 1962 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Delphos, the Rev. John Quenneville officiating. The couple will celebrate their anniversary with a family dinner on July 22 at the K of C Hall in Delphos. An open house for family and friends will follow from 2-4 p.m. In lieu of gifts, guests are asked to bring their favorite memory or photo of the couple. Norbert is a farmer. Sondra is a homemaker and worked at Delphos McDonalds. They have five children, Bob Ebbeskotte and Cindy Metzger of Delphos, Diana (Eddie) Keirns of Ohio City, Nancy (Jay) DeWitt of Delphos and Tammy (Craig) Prenger of Versailles. They also have 12 grandchildren, Sean, Adam (Katy), Curt and Stephanie Metzger, Craig and Troy Syphrit, Shannon (Brandon) Glover, Jason, Andrew and Anthony Dewitt and Cassie and Courtney Prenger; and four great-grandchildren, Konner, Kaitlyn, Alivia and Gibson Glover.
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Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Warnecke of Delphos will observe their 40th wedding anniversary on July 15. A family dinner is planned to celebrate. Wayne and former Alice Siefker were united in marriage on July 15, 1972, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, the Rev. Frank Eckhart officiating. They are the parents of a son, Scott (Laurie) Warnecke of Delphos; and two daughters, Shelly (Travis) Schulte and Melissa (Scott) Scalf of Delphos. They also have seven grandchildren, Kayla Warnecke, Austin Schulte, Kyrstin Warnecke, Braxton Scalf, Avery Schulte, Braylon Scalf and McKenna Scalf. Wayne is retired from Central Soya, Inc., and Alice is a homemaker and seamstress.
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Spidey swings back to action with $140M launch
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Your new friendly neighborhood Spider-Man has spun himself a $65 million opening weekend and $140 million in his first six days at U.S. theaters. Overseas, Sony’s “The Amazing Spider-Man” added $129.1 million, raising its international total to $201.6 million and worldwide haul to $341.2 million since it began rolling out a week earlier in some foreign markets. The movie started off as a smaller domestic moneymaker than the previous three Spidey films, but it laid to rest objections that it was too soon to relaunch the superhero franchise. The new origin story for the Marvel Comics webslinger comes just five years after “Spider-Man 3,” Tobey Maguire and director Sam Raimi’s final movie in a series that shattered box-office records. “This was never modeled or was never meant to be ‘Spider-Man 4.’ This was always a relaunch with a new cast and different stories to tell, and quite frankly, it succeeded beyond our imaginations,” said Rory Bruer, Sony’s head of distribution. The previous weekend’s No. 1 film, Universal’s teddybear comedy “Ted,” fell to second-place with $32.6 million, raising its domestic total to $120.2 million. Among new releases, Oliver Stone’s drug-war thriller “Savages” opened at No. 4 with a solid $16.2 million weekend, also for Universal. Paramount’s concert film “Katy Perry: Part of Me” failed to pack in the pop star’s fans, debuting a distant No. 8 with just $7.2 million. Going into wide release after two weekends in a handful of theaters, Woody Allen’s ensemble romance “To Rome with Love” broke into the top-10 with $3.5 million. The Sony Pictures Classics release lifted its domestic total to $5.3 million. “The Amazing SpiderMan” bumped up U.S. receipts, with Hollywood pulling in an estimated $200 million overall for the weekend, according to box-office tracker Hollywood.com. That’s a 28.6 percent increase over the same weekend last year, when “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” led with $47.1 million in its second weekend. Leading up to the domestic debut of “Amazing Spider-Man” last Tuesday, Hollywood had expectations of a six-day total of around $120 million for the film by the end of Fourth of July weekend. That proved a conservative projection, but studio executives genuinely were uncertain how well the film might do so close on the heels of the previous “SpiderMan” series. “To expect the kind of numbers the first ‘Spider-Man’ did or the second or third would have been kind of reaching,” said Hollywood.com analyst Paul Dergarabedian. “For a reboot that people definitely were on the fence about initially, I think this is a really strong performance.” Raimi and Maguire’s “Spider-Man” was the first movie to top $100 million in a single weekend, opening with $114.8 million in 2002. “Spider-Man 3” set a new weekend record with its $151.1 million debut, which has since been surpassed by such films as 2008’s “The Dark Knight,” last year’s “Harry Potter” finale and the current record-holder, “The Avengers,” with $207.4 million in May. While it took more than a weekend for “The Amazing Spider-Man” to put up numbers comparable to the earlier Spidey flicks, the film has good reviews and fan reaction for the new cast and crew to build on in subsequent installments. “With a film that is a relaunch like this, with a new cast, a new director, there are a lot of pieces. You have to prove yourself, just like ‘Batman Begins’ had to prove itself and went on to have such incredible success with ‘Dark Knight,”’ Sony’s Bruer said. “This is a new trilogy and a new era of Spider-Man. We certainly have very much in our minds where it’s going to go with the story arc. It’s just going to be an incredible several years with this relaunch. We have a lot of great stories to tell.” Andrew Garfield stars as teen orphan Peter Parker, who becomes a vengeful vigilante and later an urban protector after the bite of a
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States fight those pretending to be tourists to traffic pain killers
By ANDREW WELSHHUGGINS AP Legal Affairs Writer LEBANON, Ohio — As he sat in the doctor’s office, ex-boxer and weightlifter Gerald Dixon explained that years of sports had left him in pain, especially his hands, and he was looking for relief. After a cursory examination at the clinic in West Palm Beach, Fla., Dixon left with a prescription for 180 doses of OxyContin — and a plan to return to his Ohio home and sell them on the street. The trips made by Dixon and others like him — authorities dub them “prescription” or “drug” tourists — have complicated the challenges investigators face trying to stem the flow of painkillers, whose prevalence have made drug overdoses the leading cause of accidental death in dozens of states including Ohio, Florida, Kentucky and Utah, surpassing car crashes. Dixon, 52, a drug dealer for most of his adult life, had recently discovered a new angle on an old profession. By driving to Florida just once a month and acquiring a bagful of pain pills — legally and illegally — he could earn tens of thousands of dollars. The only thing the medical clinics that Dixon visited in Florida cared about was the money, he said. A diagnosis for severe pain was easy to obtain. “It’s all about cash, cash, cash,” Dixon said during a prison interview in April with The Associated Press. “You go, you pay the money, and they’re going to come back and say, ‘Yeah, you’re right, you was hurt.”’ Prescription tourists thwart local efforts to combat the illegal sale of painkillers and to treat addicts by bringing huge volumes of drugs in from outside. Cracking down on the trade also requires complicated prosecutions crossing multiple state lines. These tourists are based in a variety of states, but investigators in Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia — where authorities have already cracked down on local pill mills — are among the busiest trying to track trips to Florida, Georgia and elsewhere. The lucrative business involves drug dealers dispatching underlings like Dixon to states with numerous pill mills where they load up on painkillers, then return to sell the drugs to addicts willing to pay as much as $100 a pill, or as much as 10 times the drugstore price. Florida for years was a popular destination because of its virtually unregulated pain clinic industry, which provided easy access to thousands of painkillers marketed under names like OxyContin, Vicodin and Percocet. As Florida cracks down on its pill mills, the clinics have migrated to states like Georgia, which had practically none three years ago and now has as many as 150, said Richard Allen, director of the Georgia Drugs and Narcotics Agency. Runners — another term for people like Dixon or addicts sent to buy pills and take them home — are coming from as close as Kentucky and Tennessee and as far away as Arizona and Nebraska, Allen said. “They’re like a swarm of locusts,” he said. “Once they have a scrip, they’ll hit every pharmacy in the state trying to get them filled.” In eastern Kentucky, several residents arrested in 2009 in a massive drug sweep had visited the Lauderhill Medical Clinic in Oakland Park, Fla. U.S. Attorney Kerry Harvey estimates that nine of every
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Temperatures across US cool slightly but still hot
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Archie to find ‘Glee’ in crossover
PHILADELPHIA — The kids from Riverdale are no strangers to high school angst, worries about fitting in or music. Neither are the teens from “Glee.” Now, Archie, Betty, Veronica and resident boy genius Dilton Doiley will match wits — and maybe a vocal or two — with the likes of Finn Hudson, Kurt Hummel and Rachel Berry in the pages of “Archie Comics,” said Jon Goldwater, the co-chief executive officer. Goldwater unveiled the planned collaboration today, ahead of Wednesday’s start of Comic-Con in San Diego. He said the crossover between the Fox show and the comic book is set for late this year or in early 2013, and is being written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, one of the television show’s writers. It features multiple characters from the long-running comic book and the Fox show now in its third year. Dan Parent is illustrating the story. “I’ve become friendly with Roberto — he’s just a genius
10 patients at the clinic are from Kentucky. He prosecutes about five dozen cases a year involving prescription drugs. At West Virginia’s Huntington Tri-State Airport, authorities have dubbed lowcost flights to Florida aboard Allegiant Air the OxyExpress. The airline isn’t accused of wrongdoing, and spokeswoman Jessica Wheeler says it hasn’t been approached by authorities. In Tennessee, strict laws governing pain clinics force drug dealers out of state for supplies, using Interstate 75 to bring pills back from Florida or move them farther north, said Kristin Helm, spokeswoman for the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. Ohio has prosecuted several prescription tourists in recent months, with a federal judge in December sentencing Christopher Thompson of suburban Columbus to 15 years in prison for leading a scheme involving more than a dozen other people who traveled from Ohio to Florida, obtained and filled prescriptions for oxycodone and other drugs, and mailed the pills back to central Ohio for illegal distribution.
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PHILADELPHIA — The heat that blanketed much of the U.S. will begin easing up this week as temperatures approach normal from the Midwest to the East Coast. Andrew Orrison, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Camp Springs, Md., said Sunday night that a cold front through the South and the Mid-Atlantic will bring thunderstorms and showers. It “will break the heat wave we’ve had,” he said, dropping temperatures there to a more normal range of mid- to upper80s. The Southeast and Tennessee Valley will be in the low 90s, “still fairly warm,” Orrison said, but not as hot as it has been. The Midwest can expect cooler weather, as well, with temperatures in the 80s. The cooler air began sweeping southward Sunday in the eastern half of the country, bringing down some temperatures by 15 or more degrees from Saturday’s highs, which topped 100 in cities including Philadelphia, Washington, St. Louis, Indianapolis and Louisville, Ky. The heat of the past several days has been blamed for at least 46 deaths across the country. In Chicago, the Cook County medical examiner’s office determined Sunday that eight more people died from heatrelated causes, adding to the 10 deaths previously confirmed Saturday. The deaths included a 100-year-old woman, 65-yearold woman, a 53-year-old man, a 46-year-old woman and an unidentified man believed to be about 30 years old. In Tennessee, the third heat-related death of the year was a 62-year-old woman found dead in her home. She had a working air conditioner, but it was not turned on.
writer,” said Goldwater, who met the playwright last year at New York Comic Con when he stopped by Archie Comic Publications Inc.’s booth. “He and I were shooting the breeze.” That visit sparked a friendship and, ultimately, the idea for the crossover. “It turns out he’s been a fan of Archie for years. His most recent Halloween costume? He was dressed as Archie!” Goldwater said. For now, says Goldwater, the plot of the four-issue story arc in “Archie Comics” is a closely-held secret, but it does involve parallel dimensions, dancing and some serious singing, too. It’s also the latest step for the publisher, which has expanded its pop cultural offerings beyond just Jughead, Midge and Mr. Weatherbee. In the past two years, Archie Comics has brought in an openly-gay character, Kevin Keller; been visited by the band Kiss; and seen Archie marry Valerie, the bassist for Josie and the Pussycats, and have a daughter with her. “Those have reintroduced a lot of people back to ‘Archie,”’ Goldwater said. “And it’s opened a whole new world of people coming to ‘Archie’ for the first time, too.”
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Answers to Saturday’s questions: •Gamera is the name of the giant flying prehistoric turtle featured in Japanese horror films. It was created to cash in on the popularity of the Godzilla movies. •His showgirl girlfriend Virginia Hill inspired gangster Bugsy Siegel to name his Las Vegas hotel-casino complex the Flamingo. It was her nickname given to her because she has flaming red hair and long legs.
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Monday, July 9, 2012
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Respond NOW HIRING: 4893 Dixie Hwy, Lima nancial Aid available for don’t with letter of interest stat- Experienced Server and those qualifying. Call VanBlack Oil 1-800-589-6830 our social group, and I please from yourbanish experience to: willing chilsimply don’t want my them Center Sunflower Seeds ing recent208, Cairo, OH Bartender. Must bePlease tage 0 -Career9 4 4 o r to work weekends. P.O. Box parents to butt into this dren’s school and sports 1-80 686-3 45820 apply in person Tues-Fri 419-238-5411 Jane Collis $ .99 part of our lives. My events. These things 50 lb. bag after 4:00pm at Topp Cha- ext. 2166 840 Mobile Homes folks crave conversa- provide structure and let W. 5th ON STATE RT. 309 - ELIDA tion, but don’t have the purpose for your parClassifieds Sell St. Restaurant, 229please! No phone calls 419-339-6800 ents. There is no need RENT OR Rent to Own. 2 best social skills. 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In fact, he turned • At least three years of multi-trade experience/training with indusents to seek out new one down, saying it was trial electrical, mechanical, hydraulics, pneumatics, robotics, and friends and get involved too hard for him at his 290 Wanted to Buy PLC’s required in other things. It’s too age. He’s 61. He simply • Working knowledge of precision measuring instruments, gauges, late for that. And they wants to wait until he’s test equipment, and blueprints/schematics required do not respond well to 62 and then retire. • High school diploma or equivalent and formal vocational training
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How do we get him to move out? Ralph won’t even go for free medical care. He hasn’t paid us anything for his upkeep and ignores our message to find a job or go on welfare. He is draining our extra funds. We don’t want him on the street, but we’d like him to be more independent. Any suggestions? -- Peeved and Had Enough Dear Peeved: Ralph apparently believes he’s so close to retirement that he is entitled to sponge off of others until he gets there. Are there any other family members or friends who might take him in and give you a break? Unless your husband makes it clear to his brother that he can no longer stay rent-free at your home, this will continue, with no guarantee that he will suddenly move out when he’s 62. Talk to your husband and decide what type of deadline you are willing to give, and stick to it. Dear Annie: “An Independent Wife” said a previous writer should not expect her husband to call every night when he’s out of town on business. Instead, she should find her own interests to keep her occupied. My husband travels, too, and unfailingly calls me every night. I am thankful to be married to a man who believes our relationship is important enough to warrant a daily call, if only to tell me he loves me and to “hug my pillow” for him. -- Virginia
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09 PONTIAC VIBE
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2007 BUICK RENDEZVOUS .... 11L163 $16,700 2007 CHEV COLORADO.......... 12D32 $15,900 2007 CHEV HHR ....................... 11G42A $11,500 2007 CHEV HHR ....................... 12B19 $11,900 2007 CHEV SILVERADO 1500 Classic.... 12A48A $14,900 2007 CHEVROLET UPLANDER.... 12C30 $13,900 2007 GMC SIERRA 1500 .......... 12E55 $12,300 2006 PONTIAC TORRENT ....... 12A6 $12,900 2006 PONTIAC TORRENT ....... 12C127A $12,900 2004 CHEV SILVERADO 2500HD .... 12C23B $5,195 2004 GMC Sierra 2500HD ........ 12A8 $13,900 2003 CHEV TRAILBLAZER ....... 12E42A $9,900 2001 CHEV SILVERADO 1500 ... 12D47 $7,900 1996 PONTIAC BONNEVILLE ... 12D37 $3,995 2009 DODGE JOURNEY .......... 12D40 $19,900 2008 CHRY TOWN & COUNTRY ... 12C29 $15,500 2008 DODGE GR CARAVAN.... 12C22 $14,900 2008 HYUNDAI SONATA.......... 12B109B $11,800 2004 MERC MOUNTAINEER ... 12C16A $10,100 2000 PONTIAC GR PRIX GTP ... 12E33C $6,500
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Dannielle J. Bowyer, Danielle J. Bowyer, Sheriff Stan D. Owens to JPMorgan Chase Bank, inlot 2250, Van Wert. Kenneth E. Vorhies, Kendra D. Vorhies, Sheriff Stan D. Owens to Capitol National bank, portion of inlot 39, Willshire. Robin L. Moulton, Sheriff Stan D. Owens to JPMorgan Chase Bank, inlot 647, Van Wert. Luke B. Keuneke, Nicole R. Keuneke, Nicole R. McGinn to Jesse E. Oliver, Rylee L. Oliver, inlot 2835, Van Wert. Robert Wilson, Stacy M. Wilson, Robert M. Wilson to Paul A. Wilson, Sandra E. Wilson, portion of section 7, Union Township. Estate of Jeanne L. Koch, estate of Jeanne W. Koch to Richard L. Greve, Annette G. Greve, portion of inlot 3529, Van Wert, portion of lot 400, Van Wert subdivision. Estate of David L. Collins to B. Lynn Collins, portion of section 24, Jackson Township. US Bank NA to Secretary of Housing & Urban, portion of inlot 193, Van Wert. Estate of Delta M. Trietsch to Craig A.
Young, Sharon K. Young, portion of section 25, Tully Township. James V. Worthington, Mary Lou Worthington to S & L Commercial Property, portion of inlots 2636, 2647, Van Wert. Tonia Gamble, Tonia L. Gamble to T.Jay Gamble, inlot 3868, Van Wert. Tonia Gamble, Tonia Sroufe, Tonia L. Gamble to T. Jay Gamble, portion of section 25, Pleasant Township. David J. Clark, Cassandra L. Biesler, Cassandra L. Clark to Justin D. Barth, Kaylene M. Barth, portion of section 29, Jackson Township. Brent Newland, Kathy Newland, Brent B. Newland, Kathy A. Newland to Daniel G. Warnement, portion of inlot 1, Delphos. Jason M. Calvert, Sheriff Stan D. Owens to Chester M. Straley, portion of section 30, Union Township. Estate of Douglas Zenz (Douglas John Zenz, Doug Zenz) Heather Zenz, Sheriff Stan D. Owens to Chester M. Straley, lot 2683, Van Wert subdivision. Helen M. Kreischer to Adam F. Buckner, portion of section 30, Pleasant Township.
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The Herald –3B
By Bernice Bede Osol
TUESDAY, JULY 10, 2012 In the year ahead, you could be extremely fortunate with persons who share your interests, politics and philosophy. It behooves you to keep on the best of terms with people who share common aims with you. CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Go out of your way to be tactful in any involvements you have with those who are in authoritative positions. Remember, they’ll have the upper hand at all times, not you. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -Discussing potential, partially developed plans with others could add confusion to your thinking. Wait until you have everything worked out before talking about your intentions. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -It’s never the right day to poke your nose into a situation that is none of your business. Your curiosity could get you drawn into the complicated affairs of another. M.Y.O.B. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -- Be open-minded to the views of your associates, but, by the same token, don’t think everything they say consists of the wisest thoughts either. Use your own judgment when it comes down to it. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- Unless you’re an expert on the subject, guard against a tendency to criticize the efforts of others. Listen and learn; they could be right. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- Think twice before getting involved in a project that is being managed by another. Should things go awry, you could be held accountable. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- If you’re smart, you’ll keep an issue about which you and your mate are diametrically opposed under wraps. You’re not going to resolve anything, but you could make it worse. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- Attitude is everything where your productivity is concerned. If you look at things as being difficult and distasteful, you can expect the job to severely cramp your style. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- Spending lots of money is no assurance that you’ll be guaranteed a good time. In fact, certain expensive activities can turn out to be bummers. ARIES (March 21-April 19) -Don’t start anything that you know you can’t or won’t finish, because chances are it will be left undone for quite some time. If that happens, it will be a thorn in your side until you complete it. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -Subdue inclinations to judge people or events negatively before you have all the facts. If you persist in thinking dark thoughts, you will make sure the day lives up to these expectations. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -Be extremely selective of the friends with whom you choose to spend the day if you’re planning some type of specific, enjoyable activity. Make sure all are compatible. WEDNESDAY, JULY 11, 2012 In the year ahead, you could be remarkably lucky in areas that never proved fortunate in the past, yet you could also experience some disappointment in areas that were previously winners. Fortunately, the good will outweigh the bad. CANCER (June 21-July 22) -Someone who is separated from you by distance but not spirit is anxiously awaiting a word from you. If you’ve been harboring the same feelings, do what you can to touch base. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Even if it takes a few tries, know that two important objectives can be achieved if you go after them. They are interrelated, so your efforts will bring them together simultaneously. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- A couple of people you’ve helped in the past will be supportive of your interests if and when you require assistance. Don’t be reluctant to let your needs be known. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -Conditions are a bit unusual and somewhat mysterious where your work or career is concerned. You’ll be helped rather than hindered, even when you don’t ask for assistance. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- Someone you find to be appealing has also been rather intrigued by you. This fact might finally become known to both of you through a tantalizing set of circumstances. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- If you choose to use them, you have the time and ability to complete a lot of little things you’ve left halffinished recently. Be smart and tie up all those loose ends. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You’re in an extremely creative cycle at this point in time, and your ideas could have much greater value than you attach to them. It would be wise to discuss your concepts with others. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- It looks like your financial prospects are outstanding. It’s one of those times when you might want to focus on making extra money. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- If you want to have more clout with your peers, you only have to assert yourself. You have excellent leadership qualities at present. ARIES (March 21-April 19) -Someone whom you’ve gone out of your way to help in the past has been looking for a way to reciprocate, and he or she just might find out a way to do so. You deserve it. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Don’t give up on your hopes and expectations, because they have excellent possibilities for being gratified. What you desire will be placed at your fingertips. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -An opportunity from an unsuspected source is likely to present itself, and it could help you fulfill an ambitious desire. However, it will be of a fleeting nature, so you must act fast.
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