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50¢ daily www.delphosherald.com The Delphos Canal Commission is making plans for its 14th annual Christmas Tree and Wreath Festival. The commission is inviting groups, families or individuals to decorate a tree using a theme of their choice. Respond no later than Nov. 1 to participate in the 2012 Christmas Tree Festival. For further information, call 419-692-4496 or email info@delphoscanalcommission.com.

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Delphos, Ohio what is the return on investment? Does the value derived from using the analysis outweigh the cost required to implement it? Miller disagreed. “Zero-based budgeting is too time-consuming, creates a micro-managing atmosphere and negates the hard work elected officials have put into creating current budgets,” she said. Kissick said zero-based budgeting is useful but only on a case-by-case basis. “Implementation of zerobased budgeting across the board is not feasible since most agencies’ staffing is limited. If implemented, this method would be abandoned in less than two years,” Kissick explained. Another approach to solving budget problems is privatizing non-mandated state programs that are directassistance operations — like 911, parks and recreation and road repair — to residents of Allen County. Each candidate has a different strategy to address and analyze agency operations. “Cutting veterans assistance and the Area Agency On Aging would be two agencies I would not want to cut but nothing is off the table,” Kissick said. His attention would be focused on agency travel expenses and office overhead rather than eliminating services to the community. Kissick believes that finding private sources will provide a seamless transition. “We need to set priorities in economic development by using predicted revenues to secure the communities’ prosperity,” Miller explained. Her stance is that privatizing will be too time-consuming and not a feasible strategy. Noonan said more accountability is necessary. “There needs to be more effort on the front end, communicating with each level and ensuring that elected officials are carrying out their responsibilities,” Noonan responded. He is confident that each agency should be looked at on a case-by-case basis See DEBATE, page 2

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Auditions sought for Ohio Has Talent! show
Auditions are being sought for the sixth annual Ohio Has Talent! show in Van Wert, featuring area and statewide acts competing for cash prizes. Auditions will be held Nov. 2 and 3 to select the 18 acts that will perform in the Feb. 9 show at the Niswonger Performing Arts Center in Van Wert. Audition applications are due Oct. 26 and are posted at www.comhealthpro.org/ Ohio_has_Talent.php. Winners from the show will be awarded prizes of $500 for first place, $250 for second place and $100 for third place based on audience votes. Proceeds from the show will benefit a nonprofit hospice.

Allen County Commissioner hopefuls Don Kissick (I), Connie Miller (D) and Cory Noonan (R) listen to debate moderator Jeff Fitzgerald as he explains the forum/debate rules. By STEPHANIE GROVES ing, privatization of direct- County people are willsgroves@delphosherald.com assistance operations and ing us to perform,” Noonan aging facilities management explained, “Government LIMA — The Allen plan. should be run as a business County Commissioner Each candidate agrees and the time is now to change Candidates Forum was held Allen County’s budget plan- how we operate.” at the Lima Civic Center ning and policy will require Noonan believes in zeroWednesday with candidates change; however, there is budgeting, which is a timeCory Noonan, Connie Miller adversity in their approaches consuming, line-by-line and Don Kissick fielding to balancing the budget. method that builds a budget budget-related questions per“We need to roll up our from the ground up starting taining to zero-based budget- sleeves and do the job Allen from zero. The question is,

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Library board awards bid to repair sinking floor
BY STACY TAFF staff@delphosherald.com

Optimists holding P, P and K The Delphos Optimists are holding their annual Punt, Pass and Kick competition from 1-3 p.m. Saturday at Stadium Park Field. There are five divisions: with 8/9/10-year-olds going from 1-2 p.m. and 11/12-year-olds 2-3 p.m.; age is determined as of the end of 2012. It is open to all; each participant will get 2 punts, 2 passes and 2 kicks and the score will be the collection of the best tries. Participants must wear tennis shoes (no cleats, football shoes or turf shoes); there is no cost. Record-holders: 8 years: Gaige Rassman - 196-8. 2005; 9: Craig Carder - 2261, 2002; 10: Curtis Laudick - 285-1, 1998; 11: Kyle Rode - 312-10, 1998; and 12: Rode - 307-7, 1999. For more info, contact Todd Menke at (419) 979-9554.


Delphos Fire and Rescue visited St. John’s Preschool this week to educate the youngsters on fire safety tips. Above: Firefighter Kerby Miller shows students a fire hose nozzle. Below: Students practice crawling “under the smoke” with a special tunnel.

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DELPHOS — The Delphos Public Library Board of Trustees knocked several items off its to-do list Wednesday. Earlier this year, it was noted that the back corner of the meeting room in the main library building was sinking. The board gave Director Nancy Mericle the green light to accept quotes from local contractors for repairs. “The one company we contacted was hesitant to give us a ball-park figure for a quote because they weren’t sure how long it would take or what they would find after they start drilling into the floor,” Mericle said. “Recently, I found out that Vonderwell Contracting came in and looked at it and said they would get back to us with an estimate. They got back with us and said they would probably drill holes into the floor and pump concrete in to level the floor out. “The estimate they gave us was for $935. Our custodian, Norb Renner, said this was done out at Landeck and it worked very well, plus we wouldn’t have to deal with the problems of having the floor torn up.” The board passed a motion to allow Mericle to accept the bid from Vonderwell for $935. Another decision on the table for October was whether or not to begin landscaping around The First Edition building. Mericle received quotes

from two local landscapers. “Both were very open to coming in and talking to the board and both do excellent work,” Mericle said. “One had more plants so their quote was higher, but they also had more low-maintenance plants. The other had a lot more flowering plants on their proposal, which would be more maintenance, but the quote was lower. I think that if we were to go to them and ask them to requote with some lowermaintenance plants, it might be more what we’re looking for.” The board made a motion to go with the lower quote, Mox Nursery. Money for the project will be taken from a $300 donation from the Green Thumb Garden Club and from the remainder of the funds from the Dienstberger Foundation. On the subject of hiring a page to help put books away, Mericle says the library staff has narrowed the candidate pool down to three. “I had two of the staff members interview the applicants and they narrowed it down to three girls,” she said. “Once we choose someone, it could be halfway through November or the first of December by the time it’s all set up. Whoever we choose will also need to get a work permit from school.” The new page will be paid $7.70 an hour with a tentative maximum of 15 hours a week.


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Man pleads not guilty in homemade bomb incident
BY ED GEBERT Times Bulletin Editor VAN WERT — A 42-yearold Bryan man pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to felony charges stemming from an incident in which explosives were thrown into the yard of a home on Zook Road in Van Wert County. Ronald G. McBride pleaded not guilty to four counts of manufacturing or possessing explosives, each a seconddegree felony. He was arrested on Sept. 21 after an investigation by Sheriff’s Office detectives and federal agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. According to the investigation, four IEDs were thrown into the yard and one of the devices exploded. Sheriff’s deputies were called to the scene on Sunday, Sept. 16. The deputies, along with members of the Allen County Sheriff’s Department’s bomb squad, safely disarmed the remaining three explosive devices. McBride was ordered held on a $500,000 cash bond with ten percent privilege. He was also ordered to have no contact with the alleged victim and to be placed on electronically-monitored house arrest if he does post bond. A pretrial hearing was scheduled for Oct. 16. McBride faces up to 20 years in prison and $60,000 in fines if found guilty of all charges. Also arraigned in Van Wert County Court of Common Pleas on Wednesday were Robert A. Ladd, 43 and Deanna D. Ladd, 42, both

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Ronald G. McBride pleaded not guilty in Van Wert Common Pleas Court on Wednesday to four counts of manufacturing or possessing explosives. He is accused of throwing explosives into the yard of a Van Wert County home. of Van Wert. Robert was charged with intimidation of a crime victim or witness while Deanna was arraigned on a charge of complicity in intimidation. Both charges are thirddegree felonies with maximum sentences of 36 months in prison. They entered not guilty pleas to all charges. Both are currently facing drug trafficking charges in Van Wert County. Pretrial conferences were set for each of the Ladds for Nov. 2. Kenneth Michael Imler, 33, Ohio City, pleaded not guilty to violating a protective order, a felony of the fifth degree A pretrial hearing in the case was set for Oct. 31. Allen D. McMillen, 28, Van Wert, pleaded not guilty to a pair of counts of tampering with evidence, each a felony of the third degree. Judge Charles D. Steele ruled McMillen be released on the same bond as was set in a previous case, which places McMillen on electronicallymonitored house arrest. A pretrial hearing is set for Oct. 31. Jason E. Pescosolido, 27, Van Wert, entered a not guilty plea to a fifth-degree felony charge of violating a protection order. He was ordered held on a $50,000 cash bond with ten percent privilege. A pretrial hearing will be held Oct. 16. Taylor Agler, 20, Van Wert, pleaded not guilty to drug trafficking, a felony of the fifth degree, and continuing drug abuse, also a felony of the fifth degree. In addition, the specification that Agler

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used a 2006 Ford Focus in the commission of the crimes is part of the case. These charges date back to January. Since that time, Agler has completed a drug treatment program. She was released on bond with an October 16 pretrial conference set. Zachary J. Brinkman, 24, Middle Point, pleaded not guilty to fifth-degree felony heroin possession. He was released on bond with an Oct. 16 pretrial conference scheduled. Jared L. Garwood, 28, Van Wert, was arraigned for drug trafficking, a felony of the fifth degree to which he pleaded guilty. Garwood also pleaded guilty to a previous charge of fourth-degree felony drug trafficking. He was released on bond and faces up to two and a half years in prison when he is sentenced on Nov. 21. Klarissa A. Mendoza, 24, Van Wert, was sentenced to spend up to six months at the WORTH Center in Lima as part of three years of community control. She must also complete a substance abuse treatment plan and a psychological treatment plan, perform 200 hours of community control, serve 30 days in jail, give up her drivers license for six months, and pay fees and court costs. A nine-month prison sentence was deferred pending the successful completion of community control. Jared A. Smith, 24, Van Wert, was sentenced to three years of community control on a fifth-degree felony heroin possession charge. Smith must also serve 30 days in jail and 30 days on electronically-monitored house arrest as well as perform 200 hours of community service, give up his drivers license for six months, complete a substance abuse treatment program and pay fees and court costs. A nine-month prison term was deferred pending the successful completion of community control. Janice M. Fetters, 39, Coldwater, pleaded guilty to a fourth-degree felony heroin possession charge and sought treatment in lieu of conviction from the court. Fetters was charged in connection with a July 10 incident in which she was found with heroin. Steele granted treatment in lieu, giving Fetters one year to complete a treatment program. Shaun R. Duckett, 21, Delphos, pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of attempted burglary, a fourth-degree felony. The charges against Duckett stem from a May 2 incident on Menke Street in Delphos. He faces up to 18 months in prison at his Nov. 21 sentencing.

High temperature Wednesday in Delphos was 55, low was 34. High a year ago today was 72, low was 51. Record high for today is 88, set in 1925. Record low is 24, set in 1964. WEATHER FORECAST Tri-county The Associated Press TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy. Lows in the lower 40s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph shifting to the northwest overnight. Louis W. Etzkorn FRIDAY: Partly cloudy in the morning then clearSept. 30, 1931 ing. Highs in the mid 50s. Oct. 10, 2012 Northeast winds 5 to 15 mph. FRIDAY NIGHT: Mostly Louis W. Etzkorn, 81, of clear. Lows in the mid 30s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Ohio City and formerly of Landeck, died at 2:25 a.m. EXTENDED FORECAST Wednesday at Van Wert SATURDAY: Partly County Hospital. He was born Sept. 30, cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thun- 1931, in Landeck to Ralph and derstorms. Warmer. Highs in Adella (Wienken) Etzkorn, the upper 60s. South winds who preceded him in death. On Nov. 21, 1992, he mar10 to 20 mph with gusts up to ried Norma Ricker, who sur30 mph. SATURDAY NIGHT: vives in Ohio City. Other survivors include Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers in the evening then five sons, Leonard Etzkorn chance of showers and thun- of Spencerville, Larry (Sherri) derstorms overnight. Lows Etzkorn and Mark (Karen) around 60. Chance of measur- Etzkorn of Delphos, Alan able precipitation 40 percent. Etzkorn of Spencerville and SUNDAY: Mostly cloudy Steve Etzkorn of Delphos; a with a chance of showers and daughter, Nancy Grothouse a slight chance of a thunder- of Delphos; a sister, Angela storm. Breezy. Highs around (Richard) Wieser of Lima; 70. Chance of measurable pre- a brother, Jerome (Martha) Etzkorn of Delphos; a stepcipitation 50 percent. daughter, Polly (Tom Ridenhour) Brinkman of Lower Salem; three stepsons, Gerald Hoehn Jr. of Union Summer is officially over, City and Roger (Deanna) fall is well underway and Hoehn and Roy (Lisa) Hoehn schools are in session. St. of Delphos; 20 grandchildren Peter Lutheran Church’s and 20 great-grandchildren. InReach/OutReach team He was also preceded in would like to thank all the death by two granddaughters. people that helped make Mr. Etzkorn was a lifelong our Kids Summer Breakfast farmer and a US Army vetProgram a huge success this eran. He was a member of St. past summer. We served Mary’s Assumption Catholic breakfast to an average of Church, a past member of St. 28 children a day, Monday John the Baptist Church in through Friday. This was our Landeck and a member of third year and once it again it the American Legion and the grew in numbers. Farm Bureau. He loved to The program was for all play the organ, go fishing, school-age children in Delphos polka dancing and to go to his and we have plans to continue winter home in Auburndale, it next summer. Fla. We would like to thank Mass of Christian Burial all businesses, organizations, will begin at 10:30 a.m. and people that helped with Monday at St. John the Baptist either food donations, mon- Church in Landeck, the Rev. etary contributions or staffing Chris Bohnsack officiating. our daily needs. And we espe- Burial will be in the church cially want to thank all the cemetery, with military rites kids that attended. They were conducted by the Delphos such a joy to get to know. We Veterans Council. look forward to seeing them Friends may call from 2-8 again next June along with p.m. Sunday at Harter and all the friends they bring with Schier Funeral Home, where them. a parish wake begins at 7:30 Thanks to all! p.m. Susan McGue, Preferred memorials are to Project Chair St. John the Baptist Church. St. Peter Lutheran Church InReach/ OutReach Team

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Qintuplets, Giovanni, Brooklynn, Jade, Kensley and Leighton, were born Oct. 7 to Jacob and Leann (Miller) Alferio of Medina. They will be welcomed home by big sister, Alexi. Grandparents include Denny and Rose Alferio of Kipton and Maurice and Sandy Miller of Delphos. Great-grandparents are Hubert and Marjorie Truman of Delphos and the late Rev. Gene and Dorothy Miller. ST. RITA’S A boy was born Oct. 10 to Amy and Brian Post of Middle Point.




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At 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Delphos Police were called to a business in the 1100 b l o c k of Elida Avenue in reference to a subject had just taken items from inside the Espinoza business without paying for it.


Upon officers’ arrival in the area, they located Jose Espinoza, 27, Lima, who matched the physical description of the subject involved. Upon returning to the business with Espinoza, the business owner positively identified him as the subject who had taken the property without paying. Espinoza was arrested on charges of theft and was transported to the Allen County Jail and will appear in Lima Municipal Court on the charge.

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before any budget revisions are made. When asked to address a management plan for aging facilities infrastructure, the candidates views differed on funding and budgeting. “The County Home, which is an eyesore in the Bath community, has water and mold damage and is in dire need of repair,” Miller declared. “The $300,000 property could be restored with part of the casino revenues the county has received.” Noonan was leery about counting on casino funds. “We would work with the auditor and real estate agents to inventory the properties in question, develop a plan and fund repairs with sales tax revenues, since casino revenues are inconsistent,” Noonan responded. Kissick agreed. “As the economy recovers and revenues increase, we should continue working within a recession-level budget and use those revenues to improve the ailing facilities,” Kissick verbalized. The forum was sponsored by AEP, Century Link, Lima Area Chamber of Commerce and Allen County. Panel members included Jeff Gunter of Your Hometown Lima Stations, David Trinko from The Lima News, Nancy Spencer from The Delphos Herald and Peggy Ehora from Dominion.

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The public is invited to attend the YWCA Fall Travel Preview at 3 p.m. on October 28 The YWCA which is located at 408 East Main, Van Wert. Information about next year’s travel schedule will be available. There will also be door prizes and refreshments. For more information call the YWCA at 419238-6639.


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BY US SENATOR SHERROD BROWN Next month, on Veterans Members of the armed Day, we’ll come together to salute the many Ohioans and forces move often, and many military personnel Americans who keep retain home states our country safe. of record that differ But expressions of from where they are our immense gratiactually stationed. tude and deep comThis new law will mitment to our vethelp members of erans, servicememthe Armed Forces bers, and military receive a CDL, families shouldn’t so they can get a wait until a holiday. civilian job followMembers of our ing their service – Armed Forces need regardless of where us now. they are stationed. That’s why I visIf a servicememited the ClevelandBrown ber can operate a truck Cuyahoga County Port on a military base in Authority last week to outline a new bipartisan bill Afghanistan, then she should I fought to pass through both be able to use those skills on the houses of Congress that will cut road in Ashtabula or Akron or through the red tape that stands Alliance. And this bipartisan legbetween servicemembers and islation passed both the civilian jobs. Many of our servicemem- House and the Senate with bers acquire skills in the military support from the Ownerthat can translate to the civilian Operator Independent Drivers workforce. But these new veter- Association, the American ans often face red tape and road- Trucking Associations, and the blocks when they try to apply American Legion. Servicemembers shouldn’t their military skills and training have to wonder whether or not to the job market. Under existing law, service- they’ll be able to find a job members are unable to apply when they leave the service. training received at their mili- Unfortunately many do. As citizens of a grateful tary installation or base toward receiving a Commercial Drivers nation, we have a responsibilLicense, or CDL, in their home ity to assist the thousands of servicemembers – especially state. And there are more than when it comes to securing a job 200,000 available jobs in the after they’ve helped to keep our trucking industry nationwide, country secure. As Americans, we all have thanks in part to growth in manufacturing and the emerg- an obligation – government and ing natural gas industry here the private sector – to serve in Ohio. So it makes sense to those who’ve served us. Let’s not limit our gratitude connect servicemembers with trucking companies looking to to our nation’s heroes to the 11th day of the 11th month. hire. The Military Commercial We need to honor the memDriver’s License Act will make bers of our Armed Forces every it easier for servicemembers to day. One great way to do so is apply skills training received on to ensure they have access to a military base toward earning a good-paying, middle class jobs Commercial Drivers License in that they’ve earned.


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Dear EarthTalk: The federal government recently designated the Connecticut River watershed as the nation’s first “National Blueway.” What is a National Blueway and does their home state by eliminating such a designation come with a provision that says training any funding for conservation must be done in the state issuing or other purposes? — Jackie Minor, via e-mail the license. In May 2012 the Obama administration did indeed designate the Connecticut River and its 7.2 million-acre watershed as the first segment of a new National Blueways System, created to help conserve natural amenities and wildlife habitat and to preserve or enhance healthy recreational opportunities within significant river systems across the country. The National Blueways program is part of the larger America’s Great Outdoors Initiative created by the White House to establish a communitydriven conservation and recreation agenda for the 21st century. Large blueways such as the Connecticut River watershed are extremely important not only

YWCA craft and vendor fair spots available

The YWCA of Van Wert County will hold a craft and vendor fair fro 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 3 as part of the YWCA Festival of Trees Gingerbread Junction Event. This is the fourth year the YWCA is hosting the Craft and Vendor Fair. The vendor booths will be set up in the lobby, parlor and rendezvous room this year, while the gingerbread workshop is taking place in the gym. The event regularly has more than 250 children with accompanying adults in attendance. The YWCA welcomes one vendor per booth. The booth fee is $25 again this year. Two vendors of the same or very similar nature is prohibited at this event. However, similar vendors of handcrafted goods are allowed. To attain a registration form that explains all the particulars please visit the YWCA website or stop by the YWCA. For more information contact Executive Director Stacy Looser at 419-2386639 or visit ywca.org/ vanwertcounty.

as nurseries for biodiversity and filtration systems for fresh water supplies, but also as outdoor recreational outlets for millions of all-too-cooped-up Americans. The Connecticut River watershed is a fitting first addition to the National Blueways program given its ecological, cultural and recreational importance to millions of Americans along its 410-mile run from the peaks of Vermont along the Canadian border through New Hampshire and Massachusetts to Connecticut, where it empties into the Atlantic Ocean. Some 2.4 million people across almost 400 communities live within the Connecticut River’s watershed. The non-profit Trust for Public Land estimates that 1.4 million of those residents enjoy the watershed’s natural beauty and wildlife and contribute upwards of $1 billion dollars to local economies accordingly each year. “The Connecticut River Watershed is a model for how communities can integrate their land and water stewardship efforts with an emphasis on ‘source-to-sea’ watershed conservation,” said Secretary of the Interior Kenneth Salazar upon announcing the new designation.

According to the U.S. Department of Interior, the National Blueway designation “differs from existing federal designations for rivers (e.g., Wild and Scenic), which generally cover only a segment of a river and a narrow band of the riparian corridor.” In contrast, a National Blueway includes the entire river from “source to sea” as well as the river’s watershed. A National Blueway designation doesn’t establish any new protections for the watersheds in question, but it does open the door to some federal support for existing and/or new local and regional conservation, recreation and restoration projects. In the case of the Connecticut River, the new designation will help by improving coordination between local/regional planning entities and federal agencies such as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The designation should also mean more funding for trail building and forest restoration projects. It’s unclear yet when other U.S. watersheds will be designated under the Blueways program, but there are certainly dozens if not hundreds across the country that could benefit from inclusion.

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Republicans hammer State witnesses on Libya attack
The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Four weeks before the election, Republicans used a politically charged House hearing to confront State Department officials about security at the U.S. Consulate in Libya and assail the Obama administration’s early response to the killing of the ambassador and three other Americans there. GOP lawmakers refused to accept the department’s explanation Wednesday that protection judged adequate for the threat was overwhelmed by an unprecedented assault in Benghazi on the 11th anniversary of Sept. 11 terror attacks. They also rejected Undersecretary of State Patrick Kennedy’s explanation that officials were relying on the best intelligence available in characterizing the attack afterward as stemming from a protest over an antiIslam Internet video rather than a deliberate, planned act of terrorism. A top State official acknowledged she had declined to approve more U.S. security as violence in Benghazi spiked, saying the department wanted to train Libyans to protect the consulate. “I made the best decisions I could with the information I had,” said Charlene R. Lamb, a deputy assistant secretary for diplomatic security. Regardless of allegations of blame, there is no dispute over the tragic result. U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans — including two former Navy SEALs — were killed in what administration officials now describe as an act of terrorism. In statements immediBy MARK SHERMAN The Associated Press ately after the attack, neither President Barack Obama nor Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton mentioned terrorism. Both gave credence to the notion that the attack was related to protests about the privately made anti-Islam video. “Some have sought to justify this vicious behavior as a response to inflammatory material posted on the Internet,” Clinton said on the night of the attack. “The United States deplores any intentional effort to denigrate the religious beliefs of others. Our commitment to religious tolerance goes back to the very beginning of our nation. But let me be clear: There is never any justification for violent acts of this kind.” Five days later, U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice said her best information at the time was that the attack stemmed from a protest that became violent. President Barack Obama, asked on ABC about the changing accounts of what instigated the attack, said the information was evolving. “As information came in, information was put out, the information may not have always been right the first time,” he said. “These are people I know, and if there is something to be fixed, it will get fixed.” White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters Wednesday that in hindsight “there is no question that the security was not enough to prevent that tragedy from happening. There were four Americans killed.” Democrats on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee tried to blame Republicans for cutdiversity in education. Twenty-two-year-old Abigail Fisher, the rejected student who sued, was among the hundreds of spectators at the arguments. Also in attendance was retired Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, who wrote the majority opinion in a 2003 case that upheld the use of race in college admissions. Changes in the court’s makeup since then, especially O’Connor’s departure, could affect the outcome of the Texas case. Justice Samuel Alito, O’Connor’s successor, has voted consistently against racial preferences since he joined the court in 2006 and appears likely to side with Fisher. Among the liberal justices who looked more favorably on the Texas admissions system was Justice Sonia Sotomayor. She told Bert Rein, Fisher’s Washington-based lawyer, that he was looking to “gut” the nine-year-old decision. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who joined with O’Connor in the 2003 decision — Grutter v. Bollinger

One Year Ago • Saturday mornings are usually a time when children get to lounge around in their pajamas watching cartoons. This past Saturday morning, 16 children and their parents climbed two flights of stairs up to Hearts in Motion at 111 W. Third St. for a child safety class where they learned Tae Kwon Do moves for self defense. 25 Years Ago — 1987 • Wilda Boyle was elected worthy matron of Delphos Chapter 26, Order of the Eastern Star, during its recent meeting in Masonic Temple. Other officers elected were John Schulz, worthy patron; Joan Culp, associate matron; Oleta Fronk, secretary; Dorothy Rigdon, treasurer; Janelle Miller, conductress; Janice Clark, associate conductress; and Chrystal Leeth, trustee. • Elida rolled over winless Celina 35-6 in Western Buckeye League play. Kory Edwards scored two two touchdowns, Carey Hill ran for a score and passed for another and Roger Heffner scored on a 65-yard run with a fumble recovery. Elida is 5-1 overall and 4-1 in the WBL. • Catholic Ladies of Columbia met recently with President Dorothy Osting presenting the pledge and the rosary. Attendance awards were received by Stella Suever and Gertie Patton. 50-50 winners were Gertie Schwertner and Dorothy Osting. A fall garden festival donated by President Osting was held with everyone receiving vegetables, fruit, honey or flowers. 50 Years Ago — 1962 • The Delphos Junior Chamber of Commerce will sponsor the annual bicycle rodeo at 1 p.m. Sunday on the Commercial Bank parking lot, according to Stan Backus, chairman of the committee in charge. Committee members are Jim Schimmoeller, Tom Schimmoeller, Jerry Backus, Tom Eilerman, Jim Mesker, Dick Schlagbaum, Keith Kiggins, Jim Fortener and Bob Pothast. • Three representatives of the Welcome Wagon International organization provided the program at the weekly meeting of the Delphos Rotary Club at NuMaude’s Restaurant Wednesday. Mrs. R. B. Rozelle served as chairman for the program and introduced the other speakers, Mrs. R. C. Turner and Mrs. Don May. • In the World Series Jack Sanford uncorked a wild pitch in the fourth which scored the Yankees’ first run, catcher Tom Haller was charged with a passed ball in the sixth which enabled the Yankees to tie the score at 2-2 and young Tom Tresh lashed a three-run homer in the eighth to cap a 5-3 victory and give the Yankees a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven series. 75 Years Ago — 1937 • Tony Lazzeri emerged Monday as the hero of the 1937 World Series. Lazzeri led the New York Yankees to the baseball championship over the New York Giants – led them to their sixth world title, more than any club ever has won. The fans who watched the five-game series saw the Yanks walk away with the first three contests, only to be stopped in the fourth Saturday by Carl Hubbell, veteran Giants southpaw, who pitched his mates to a 7-3 victory. Lefty Gomez, who has never lost a series game, beat the Giants with the final game, 4-2. • Plans have been started for the basketball season at Jefferson High School. Four lettermen are left on the squad this year. They are Morgan, Newton, Ridenour and Erickson. Coach Kurth believes that the Jefferson squad will show up well this year. Only three lettermen were lost. Seymour and Adams graduated and Gilbert Peltier was transferred to Columbus North. • The Delphos Merchants defeated the Ottoville Merchants by a score of 2 to 0 Sunday at the city athletic field. Ditto was on the mound for Delphos. He struck out three men and issued one walk. Ottoville collected only three hits off his delivery. Sanders pitched for Ottoville. He gave up five hits, struck out one man and issued no walks. Ditto and Peltier each hit for three bases during the game.

Finance leaders to address global economic threats

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WASHINGTON (AP) — When global finance ministers meet this week in Tokyo, they’ll confront a triple challenge: Economic troubles in three major regions are threatening the world’s economy. And political conflicts are complicating the problem. Europe is gripped by a debt crisis and stalled growth. A budget standoff in the United States is set to trigger tax increases and spending cuts and perhaps a recession. A weaker Asia is slowing worldwide growth. Mindful of those threats, the International Monetary Fund has turned gloomier about the global economy. And it’s warning that even its dimmer outlook might prove too optimistic if Europe and the United States fail to resolve their crises. Developed countries are facing a heightened risk of recession, and their troubles threaten China and other emerging economies, the IMF says in its updated World Economic Outlook. No major solutions are expected to emerge from the Tokyo talks, which begin Thursday when finance ministers and central bank presidents from the seven wealthiest countries meet. They’ll be followed Friday by the start of annual meetings of the 188-nation IMF and its sister lending group, the World Bank. The leaders are expected to downplay any disagreements to avoid jolting financial markets. But they’re also likely to warn nations that action is urgently needed to avoid a global disaster. Their focus will be on Europe, whose financial crisis is entering its fourth year. It poses the gravest risk. European leaders have taken steps to defuse the panic over high government debts and weak banks. Even so, their economies are ailing. Six countries are in recession. More are expected to follow. Political tensions in the European nations over how much to cut spending and debt and how much to promote growth have complicated any solution. The IMF is expected to discuss whether to intensify its oversight of countries that have received IMF aid. “The European situation is clearly the muddy water coming from upstream,” said Sung Won Sohn, an economics professor at the Martin Smith School of Business at California State University. “It is really hurting the global economy.” The finance leaders are also sure to warn that if the United States doesn’t soon resolve its fiscal crisis, it could derail the fragile U.S. and global economic recoveries.

High court questions Texas affirmative action plan
WASHINGTON — Supreme Court justices sharply questioned the University of Texas’ use of race in college admissions Wednesday in a case that could lead to new limits on affirmative action. The court heard arguments in a challenge to the program from a white Texan who contends she was discriminated against when the university did not offer her a spot in 2008. The court’s conservatives cast doubt on the program that uses race as one among many factors in admitting about a quarter of the university’s incoming freshmen. The liberal justices appeared more supportive of the effort. Justice Anthony Kennedy, whose vote could be decisive, looked skeptically on Texas’ defense of the program. “What you’re saying is what counts is race above all,” Kennedy said. He has never voted in favor of an affirmative action program but has voiced support for By LAURAN NEERGAARD The Associated Press

ting more than $300 million in diplomatic security funds worldwide. “The fact is that, since 2011, the House has cut embassy security by hundreds of millions of dollars below the amounts requested by the president,” said Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings, the committee’s senior Democrat. Lamb, the official in charge of protecting U.S. embassies and consulates, told the committee, “We had the correct number of assets in Benghazi at the time of 9/11.” Rep. Dan Burton, R-Ind., asked Lamb if she turned down requests for more security in Benghazi. “Yes sir, I said personally I would not support it,” she replied. “We were training local Libyans and army men” to provide security, a policy in force at U.S. diplomatic facilities around the world. Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., retorted there was “as much as 30 percent turnover in the people you were training.” Eric Nordstrom, who was the top security official in Libya earlier this year, testified he was criticized for seeking more security. “There was no plan and it was hoped it would get better,” he said. Nordstrom told the committee that conversations he had with people in Washington led him to believe that it was “abundantly clear we were not going to get resources until the aftermath of an incident. How thin does the ice have to get before someone falls through?” He said he was so exasperated at one point he told a colleague that “for me the Taliban is on the inside of the building.” — said, “It seems to me that this program is certainly no more aggressive than the one in Grutter. It’s more, in fact, more modest.” The university says the program is necessary to provide the kind of diverse educational experience the high court has previously endorsed. Along with race, the university considers community service, work experience, extracurricular activities, awards and other factors as it seeks to fill out its incoming classes. The bulk of its slots go to students who are admitted based on their high school class rank, without regard to race. In 2008, the freshman class of more than 6,600 included 1,713 African-American and Hispanic students. Of those, 216 were admitted under the program that is being challenged. Opponents of the program say the university is practicing illegal discrimination by considering race at all, especially since the school achieves significant diversity through its race-blind admissions. coverage. But that law doesn’t prevent denial of life insurance or long-term care insurance. Plus, there’s little oversight of how securely genetic information is stored electronically, the report found. Then there’s the question of surreptitiously ordering genome screening from a private lab, such as during a nasty custody battle. The report didn’t say that’s ever happened, just that it could, and found no overarching federal or industry guidelines on how commercial testing companies should operate. “It is not a fantasy to think about how, in the future, without clear baseline privacy protections people could use this in ways that are really detrimental,” Gutmann said. Among the commission’s recommendations: — Governments should prohibit genome sequencing without the consent of the person from whom the sample came, as part of a minimum, consistent privacy standard for every state. — Health authorities should establish clear policies defining, in research and clinical settings, who can access someone’s genomic data, allowing individuals to share it as they see fit while guarding against misuse.

Bioethics panel urges more gene privacy protection
WASHINGTON — It sounds like a scene from a TV show: Someone sends a discarded coffee cup to a laboratory where the unwitting drinker’s DNA is decoded, predicting what diseases lurk in his or her future. A presidential commission found that’s legally possible in about half the states — and says new protections to ensure the privacy of people’s genetic information are critical if the nation is to realize the enormous medical potential of gene-mapping. Such whole genome sequencing costs too much now for that extreme coffeecup scenario to be likely. But the report being released today says the price is dropping so rapidly that the technology could become common in doctors’ offices very soon — and there are lots of ethical issues surrounding how, when and with whom the results may be shared. Without public trust, people may not be as willing to allow scientists to study their genetic information, key to learning to better fight disease, the report warns. “If this issue is left unaddressed, we could all feel the effects,” said Dr. Amy Gutmann, who chairs the Presidential Commission for Study of Bioethical Issues. Mapping entire genomes now is done primarily for research, as scientists piece together which genetic mutations play a role in various diseases. It’s different than getting a lab test to see if you carry, say, a single gene known to cause breast cancer. Gutmann said her commission investigated ahead of an anticipated boom in genome sequencing as the price drops from thousands today to about $1,000, cheaper than running a few individual gene tests. The sheer amount of information in a whole genome increases the privacy concerns. For example, people may have their genomes sequenced to study one disease that runs in the family, only to learn they’re also at risk for something else — with implications for relatives who may not have wanted to know. Today’s report shows a patchwork of protection. A 2008 federal law prohibits employers or health insurers from discriminating on the basis of genetic information, so that people don’t put off a potentially important gene test for fear of losing their job or health


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Kitchen Press
Try these recipes for a tasty way to welcome the autumn season.
Eggplant Parmigiana 1 1/2 pounds eggplant 2 eggs, beaten 1 1/2 cups fine dry bread crumbs 3/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper Oil for frying Wash eggplant and cut crosswise in 1/2-inch slices. Dip eggplant in eggs. Combine bread crumbs, salt and pepper. Coat eggplant with bread crumb mixture. Place in refrigerator for 30 minutes. Heat 1/4 cup oil in skillet. Fry on both sides until golden and crisp. Drain on paper towel. 1 15-ounce can tomato sauce 1 teaspoon basil 1/2 teaspoon oregano 1 pound mozzarella cheese, sliced or shredded 1/2 cup parmesan cheese Heat together the tomato sauce, basil and oregano. Spread 1/3 of the sauce in a 12x8-inch pan. Layer 1/2 eggplant, 1/2 cheese, 1/3 sauce and 1/2 parmesan. Repeat layers. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Serves 6. German Apple Cake 2 cups flour 2 teaspoons baking soda

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TODAY 5-7 p.m. — The Interfaith Thrift Shop is open for shopping. 8 p.m. — American Legion Post 268, 415 N. State St. FRIDAY 7:30 a.m. — Delphos Optimist Club, A&W DriveIn, 924 E. Fifth St. 11:30 a.m. — Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff Street. 1-4 p.m. — Interfaith Thrift Store is open for shopping. SATURDAY 8:30-11:30 a.m. — St. John’s High School recycle, enter on East First Street. 9 a.m. - noon — Interfaith Thrift Store is open for shopping. St. Vincent DePaul Society, located at the east edge of the St. John’s High School parking lot, is open. Cloverdale recycle at village park. 10 a.m to 2 p.m. — Delphos Postal Museum is open. 12:15 p.m. — Testing of warning sirens by Delphos Fire and Rescue 1-3 p.m. — Delphos Canal Commission Museum, 241 N. Main St., is open. 7 p.m. — Bingo at St. John’s Little Theatre.

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2 teaspoons cinnamon 1 teaspoon salt 3 eggs 1/2 cup vegetable oil 2 teaspoons vanilla 1 12 cups granulated sugar 4 cups peeled and chopped tart apples 3/4 cup chopped walnuts 1 8-ounce cream cheese, softened 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar Heat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; mix well and set aside. In a large bowl, beat eggs. Stir in oil and vanilla. Add sugar; mix well. Add flour mixture, mixing just until dry ingredients are moistened. Stir in apples and nuts. Spread batter into a greased 13x9-inch baking pan. Bake 45 minutes; cool completely. For frosting: beat together cream cheese and powdered sugar; spread over cooled cake. Cover and refrigerate any remaining cake for up to one week. Makes 16 servings. If you enjoyed these recipes, made changes or have one to share, email kitchenpress@yahoo.com.

Mike Curran, manager of Retail Development for AMS Uniforms, was the guest speaker at a recent Delphos Optimist Club meeting. Curran said that AMS specializes in uniforms, screen printing, scrubs, promotional items and much more. Curran brought along samples of clothes and merchandize that his company makes. Optimist Club member Jay Metzner thanks him coming.

Curran speaks to Optimists

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That athleticism is even truer on defense because they don’t have a lot of physical size.” The Jays’ offense — averSt. John’s and Jefferson aging 21 points and 265.4 will be playing league foes yards per game — will be Friday night. pressed to control The Blue Jays the football against (4-3, 3-2 Midwest the Tigers behind Athletic Conference) junior tailback Tyler are fighting to solidJettinghoff (119 ify their playoff rushes, 965 yards, hopes (5th in Region 12 scores; 11 catch22) as they host es, 147 yards, 1), another team also junior fullback Luke playing for its playMacLennan (39 totes, off lives, Versailles 226 yards, 2), senior (5-2, 4-1 MAC; 7th T. Warnecke quarterback Mark in Region 20), 7:30 Boggs (31-of-80 p.m. at Stadium Park. passing, 400 yards, 3 scores, The Wildcats (5-2) will 7 picks), senior tight end step outside the Northwest Jake Hays (5 grabs, 97 yards, Conference to visit NWCC 1) and senior guards Seth foe Perry (3-4) at 7 p.m. Bockey (5 pancake blocks) ST. J O H N ’ S / and Luke Wrasman (4). VERSAILLES The defense — cedSt. John’s coach ing 13.9 markers and Todd Schulte fig263.3 yards per — is ures the Tigers have paced by senior Brent returned to some Schwinnen (41 solos, traditional schemes 24 assists), junior under new coach Cody Looser (31 Adam Miller after and 30), senior Ben the last several seaYoungpeter (31 and sons being in the 16), senior Andrew spread under thenMetzger (29 and 14; Wessell coach Bob Olwin. 2 picks), senior Kody “They are more White (21 and 22) and in the ‘I’ and run a lot of pow- senior Brock Bonifas (6 quarers, especially between the terback harrassments). tackles; they have returned The Jays will still be withto the power-running team of out senior starting offensive the past, especially when Al tackle Dylan Stump but get Hetrick was coaching. They back senior starting linebackare back to the traditional er/punter Troy Warnecke (24 Versailles look of linemen punts, 34-yard average; 21 getting off the ball, a little bit solos, 20 assists) and junior of old-school that runs down- receiver Ben Wrasman from hill,” Schulte noted. “At the the injured list. same time, they still have the “Our focus this week is Campbell kid at quarterback; on cutting off their running he is an accurate thrower game, especially between the and can also run very well. tackles. To do that, we have They are more balanced this to establish the line of scrimyear. They aren’t real big but mage,” Schulte continued. they have a lot of kids in “On the other side, we must the 6-2/6-3 range at 210/215 establish the line as well; we pounds. What I am most want to control the football impressed with is their ath- and get some scores on our leticism; we have their film drives.” against Coldwater and they The Jays did that last week matched up very well with the as they shut out Fort Recovery Cavaliers speed-wise. 28-0 in a quagmire at Fort “Defensively, they are pri- Recovery. marily in the 4-3 defense. We “We had drives of 10, 13 have seen them in some blitz and 15 plays and we scored packages but generally, they off them; that was good to get a lot of players to the ball. see. We’ve been striving to do

Jays stay in MAC, Jefferson plays non-conference foe
By JIM METCALFE jmetcalfe@delphosherald.com



Beavers keep Anderson winless with 4-0 shutout of Ravens ANDERSON, Ind. – The Bluffton University women’s soccer team dominated Anderson University 4-0 on Wednesday. The Beavers improved to 3-7-1 overall and 1-1-1 in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference, while Anderson fell to 0-13 and 0-4 in the Heartland Conference. Freshman Laura Fish (Findlay/Liberty-Benton) got the Beavers on the scoreboard at the 15:12 mark. She added to her team-best scoring total when she took a pass from Aimee Whitmer (Grand Rapids/Otsego) with six minutes to play in the opening stanza and capitalized for her seventh goal of the season. The second half scoring mantle fell on Maddie Moore’s (Linn Grove, Ind./ South Adams) shoulders. The senior captain found the back of the net at the 57:30 mark and followed that up eight minutes later for a 4-0 lead over the home squad. Junior Megan Moreo (Spencerville/ Delphos Jefferson) delivered with the assist on goal number four. Moore fired nine shots to lead the Beavers. Fish and Whitmer both chipped in with four shots. Bluffton finished with a 20-4 advantage in shots, including 9-1 on frame. The

The Associated Press The picks (By RALPH RUSSO): SATURDAY No. 1 Alabama (minus 21 1/2) at Missouri You know who is enjoying the Tigers’ first season in the SEC? Kansas fans ... ALABAMA 38-13. No. 3 South Carolina (plus 2

1/2) at No. 9 LSU Death Valley won’t be so intimidating if Tigers can’t fix their offense ... SOUTH CAROLINA 17-13 No. 4 Florida (minus 7 1/2) at Vanderbilt Gators have won 21 straight against Commodores ... FLORIDA 17-9. No. 5 West Virginia (minus 4 1/2) at Texas Tech Can Mountaineers stay focused in between trip to Texas and home game against K-State? ... TEXAS TECH 38-35. No. 6 Kansas State (minus 6 1/2) at Iowa State Wildcats have won four straight in series, all by eight or less ... KANSAS STATE 28-24. No. 17 Stanford (plus 8 1/2) at

visitors were whistled for three more fouls (9-6) and fired the only two corner kicks in the match. Bluffton will return to action on Saturday when the Beavers travel to Hanover College for a 2 p.m. meeting with the Panthers. ----Anderson pitches 2-0 shutout of Beavers ANDERSON, Ind. - An early goal put Anderson on top and a late tally sealed the Ravens’ 2-0 victory over the Bluffton University men’s soccer team on Wednesday. The Beavers slipped to 2-9 overall and 0-3 in the Heartland Conference, while AU improved to 6-9 and 2-2 in the HCAC. Guimps Pierre took a feed from Kingsley Kantande just over four minutes into the contest, giving the home team a 1-0 lead that proved to be all AU would need. Bluffton kept the Ravens from increasing that lead the rest of the half despite being outshot 12-2 during the first 45 minutes of action. With time running down, Anderson capped the victory with a second goal in minute 89 for the 2-0 final. Todd Canal found Brad Rusche with a minute to play as the Ravens evened their mark in the HCAC at 2-2. Anderson finished with a 22-6 advantage in shots and


that all year,” Schulte added. the offense that puts up “Before that, the longest drive 32.4-point and 362.4-yard we had that resulted in a score averages per outing are will was eight plays. be senior fullback Quinten “The weather didn’t really Wessell (74 totes, 500 yards, allow the passing game and 8), junior signalcaller Austin we got the running Jettinghoff (46-of-97 game going. Our passing, 887 yards, 8 defense also got a TDs, 4 picks; 20 extra shutout, which is points), junior tight always good.” end Ross Thompson JEFFERSON/ (22 catches, 442 yards, PERRY 4), senior receiver The Wildcats Drew Kortokrax (11 of head coach Bub grabs, 230 yards, 1; Lindeman hits 21 points, 43.7 yards the road to Perry per), left tackle Geoff Stump Township in comKetcham (20 pancake ing off a tough loss blocks) and left guard at home in Friday night’s Evan Stant (15). Kortokrax rainstorm. and sophomore Jordan “They are heading in the McCann will get most of the right direction under Coach work at tailback. (Jesse) Kill; he is doing an The defensive unit cedes outstanding job with them. 20.1 points and 285.3 yards They have three wins this per, led by such as Wessell at year,” Lindeman tackle, Thompson (2 said. “Their offense picks) at linebacker, is built around senior Chris Truesdale a tough running (4 picks) in the secback named Quis ondary, freshman Woods; he is a Dalton Hicks at linehard runner and the backer and lineman offense revolves Colin McConnahea. around him. Most The Wildcats come of his big plays off a 7-6 loss to NWC come after contact, archrival Columbus Kortokrax so tackling will be Grove, losing Buzard very important. Our early in the first half. whole defensive game plan is “It came down to executo get as many helmets to the tion, especially on offense. football, especially when he We knew it would, especially carries the ball. They rotate with the weather the way it two quarterbacks: one is Cory was,” Lindeman added. “We Smith and he is more of a run- didn’t get it done. We had ner, while the other is a fresh- a fumbled snap later in the man — Brandon Neal — who first half on the Grove 3 and is more of a passer. couldn’t get another play off. “Defensively, it’s more like We had some other injury a 3-3-5 look but because we run problems; Zavier went down two tight ends, we expect more and that put a lot of presof a 50 look. When you’re sure on our passing game; expecting different looks — with Nick Fitch, one of our we’re anticipating them using other tight ends, out and a multiple fronts to try and con- third, Jordan, getting some fuse our blocking schemes runs at tailback, the running — we’ve simply gone back game also suffered. Drew has over all the fronts we’ve faced played that spot in the recent this year. I feel we’ve gotten past and he had to knock good preparation in practice some of the rust off; he got this week and we’re confident a lot of reps this week and we can handle whatever they should be good to go. throw at us.” “Defensively, we played The Wildcats won’t have very well. We continue to junior tailback Zavier Buzard get better on that side of the (142 rushes, 1,024 yards, 16 ball and we’re pretty proud of scores; 7 catches, 97 yards, the strides we’ve made from 1) due to injury. Powering week 1 to now.”

9-3 on corner kicks. Ben Knotts (Carrollton) led the Beavers with two shots, while Jeff Yoder (Elkhart, Ind./Bethany Christian) collected six saves for the visitors. Bluffton continues on the road when the Beavers travel to Hanover College on Saturday. The contest is slated for 4:30 p.m. ---LMP/NRA Sprint Invaders holding Awards Banquet LIMA — The 15th Annual Awards Banquet will be held October 20 at the University of Northwestern Ohio Event Center, located at 1450 North Cable Road, Lima. Limaland Motorsports Park will be awarding the University of Northwestern Ohio Season Point Fund to the top 15 qualified seasonpoint places in each division, NASCAR Point Fund, along with the 2012 Rookies of the Year, Sportsman of the Year and other special presentations. The Engine Pro NRA Sprint Invaders presented by Victor Reinz will be recognizing the top 15 in season points as well as the Rookie of the Year, Hard Luck, Jimmy Johnston Good Guy and other special awards. Banquet tickets are available at the 1000 building on the University of Northwestern Ohio campus. Banquet order

forms are also available online at www.limaland.com<http:// www.limaland.com/>. Tickets will not be available at the door.
Season Champions: Elwer Fence Sprints: Top 15: 1. Hud Horton 1,376, 2. Kyle Sauder 1,340, 3. Randy Hannagan 1,308, 4. Jared Horstman 1,266, 5. Max Stambaugh 1,242, 6. Ron Blair 1,212, 7. Tim Allison 1,202, 8. Beau Stewart 1,188, 9. Butch Schroeder 1,136, 10. Dennis Yoakam 1,096, 11. Dallas Hewitt 1,034, 12. Devon Dobie 1,004, 13. Bob Gehr 966, 14. Shawn Dancer 962, 15. Jarrod Delong 908. K & N Modifieds: Top 15: 1. Todd Sherman 1,530, 2. Terry Hull 1,478, 3. Jake Reufer 1,474, 4. Kody Weisner 1,336, 5. Tony Anderson 1,330, 6. Casey Luedeke 1,282, 7. Tyler Stump 1,270, 8. Cory Seeling 1,264, 9. Chad Rosenbeck 1,222, 10. Ryan Odette 1,196, 11. Bill Keeler 1,158, 12. Derrick Noffsinger 1,154, 13. Andy Bibler 1,072, 14. Ryan Ordway 954, 15. Jerry Bowersock 812. Bud Thunderstocks: Top 15: 1. Shawn Valenti 1,572, 2. Tony Anderson 1,526, 3. Chris Douglas 1,436, 4. Jeff Koz 1,426, 5. Billy Siferd 1,402, 6. Andy King 1,226, 7. Bryan Martin 1,222, 8. Randy Crossley 1,208, 9. Keith Shockency 1,192, 10. Frank Paladino 1,068, 11. Sam Bodine 840, 12. Justin Long 780, 13. Dwight Niehoff 760, 14. Joel Ortberg 696, 15. Zach Gustafson 606. NRA Sprint Invaders: Top 15: 1. Randy Hannagan 1,554, 2. Kyle Sauder 1,514, 3. Hud Horton 1,408, 4. Ron Blair 1,388, 5. Beau Stewart 1,342, 6. Butch Schroeder 1,326, 7. Dennis Yoakam 1,284, 8. Jared Horstman 1,280, 9. Max Stambaugh 1,272, 10. Gregg Dalman 1,234, 11. Tim Allison 1,210, 12. Dallas Hewitt 1,142, 13. Todd Heuerman 1,020, 14. Shawn Dancer 1,000, 15. Darren Long 890. Rookie of the Year: Elwer Fence Sprints – Devon Dobie; K & N Modifieds – Tyler Stump; Bud Thunderstocks – Bryan Martin; NRA Sprint Invaders – Devon Dobie. Crew Chief of the Year: Elwer Fence Sprints – Ronnie French; K & N Modifieds – Braden Sherman; Bud Thunderstocks – Jeff Babcock Sr.

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The 47-game touchJIM METCALFE down pass record set by one of the National Football League’s greatest quarterbacks, Johnny Unitas, stood for 52 years, even in jmetcalfe@delphosherald.com the era of the pass begun in 1976. Unitas was a trend-setter in the passing game in those days, even in the days when the running game and solid defense was seemingly more stressed. It was amazing that it took this long. Well, one might have thought that a more “deserving” player: Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, Dan Marino years ago, John Elway; would have broken the mark already. No, it took someone like the overlooked and “too-small” Drew Brees to finally do so the other night against the San Diego Chargers. Good for him. Other pundits have already made their statements that he is now a certified Hall-of-Famer in their eyes. I can’t argue with that. Others aren’t so thrilled — I won’t mention names but one is in the Hall of Fame — even calling into question that asking the NFL for suspended Saints’ head coach Sean Payton to be present when he did so was contemptible. Others have also questioned the very fact of trying to break the record as meaningless, that it’s all about titles and rings. Fair enough for a team game. However, Brees has done more than his fair share of returning the Saints to respectability and led them to a world title not so long ago. Not bad for an undersized — I thought the replays of him craning his neck to see over his linemen Sunday night were classic — quarterback. Deservedly, the football he threw the record-breaking TD with is heading to Canton. How long will it be before Brees follows? On the other end of the spectrum, the Saints and Bountygate have returned to the limelight. You just had to know that whatever decision NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell made regarding that scandal, especially upholding or even coming close to it, the players were not going to take it lying down. That’s not their nature to begin with. Goodell continued his season-long suspension of linebacker Jonathan Vilma and the 4-gamer of defensive end Will Smith, while cutting Cleveland linebacker Scott Fujita’s from three games to one and free-agent defensive end Anthony Hargrove from eight to, effectively, two — once we gets signed to a contract. You just know this will end up in court. Not good for The League, who will be in court when the lawsuit by a number of former players regarding concussions gets its day. In the same vein, perhaps some people — especially of the younger set — remember Alexander George “Alex” Karras only as an actor, mostly as a TV dad in Webster or a big, not-too-bright cowboy in that classic “Blazing Saddles.” I can still remember him — in my much younger days — as a defensive tackle for the Detroit Lions when they were a pretty doggone good football team in the NFL of the 1960s and early 70s. That era was in the days when defenses basically ruled The League, before the liberalized rules in 1976 opened up the game to what we see now; a passing fiasco. That was also the time — and I was reminded of this by the news reports of his death this morning — that he teamed with Darris McCord, Roger Brown and Sam Williams as the Fearsome Foursome. That was along with the Minnesota Vikings famed “Purple People Eaters” defensive line of the ageless Jim Marshall, Carl Eller, Alan Page and Gary Larsen/Doug Sutherland — I remember as a kid kidding some of the members of my family who are Six Rulers’ fans that these guys played in wheelchairs, they were so old!; the Los Angeles Rams Fearsome Foursome of Lamar Lundy, Rosie Grier (who also became an actor), Merlin Olsen (another actor) and Deacon Jones of the now-outlawed “head slap” fame — Olsen played long enough to played on another pretty good front four of Jack Youngblood (who played against the Steelers in Super Bowl XIV with a fractured leg), Fred Dryer and Larry Brooks. The Steelers’ Steel Curtain came along in the mid-1970s, as did the Doomsday Defense of the Dallas Cowboys and the Orange Crush of the Denver Broncos. You just don’t see those nicknames anymore; it’s hard to really be a shutdown defense as those teams were in their heydays. Anyway, Karras suffered from — you guessed it — dementia, along with kidney disease, heart disease and stomach cancer. He is part of the NFL lawsuit by former players Unfortunately, a lot of our — my heroes — from the days of yore are paying a heavy price for the sport they loved — and probably would do again if they had it all over. As a Cincinnati Reds’ fan, you have to wonder if they are snake-bit. This rotation did not have a starter miss a start all season — until Wednesday, when Johnny Cueto couldn’t go and had to be deactivated to allow Mike Leake to start Game 4 against the San Francisco Giants. Of course, you know the story: he was terrible and the Reds offense kept wasting chances. Now they are in a Game 5 to advance to the NL Championship Series — which never should have happened. This offense was quite at home in a pitcher-friendly park, AT & T in San Francisco, but all of a sudden stink in their hitter-friendly park. It is amazing, this game of baseball. And you can bet your bottom dollar that manager Dusty Baker will come under intense scrutiny — and criticism — for leaving Leake off the post-season roster for the first round and keeping three catchers, especially if the Reds end up losing tonight. And even if they win, they will have to take on either the Cardinals — a very tough matchup even with a full rotation — or Nationals without Cueto. That is one reason why I do not like the designated hitter. Game 2 of the AL Division Series between Detroit and Oakland when Tigers’ reliever Al “I knew I should have taken a left turn at” Alburquerque kissed the ball before throwing it to first on a comebacker by Yoenis Cespedes. There are certain unwritten rules of baseball and that is definitely one of them. I don’t buy the “emotion of the moment” explanation. If he would have had to bat, that doesn’t happen because the first pitch will be thrown at his head. I am surprised that the first Tigers batter didn’t have that happen. Perhaps there was a warning between innings. Oh well. My, I had a lot to write about this week, didn’t I?

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Lincecum, Giants top Reds 8-3, tying NLDS at 2-all
By JOE KAY The Associated Press CINCINNATI — Angel Pagan connects on the second pitch of the game. A Giants team that finished last in homers goes on to hit three. Tim Lincecum pitches like a 2-time Cy Young winner — this time, out of the bullpen. So many unusual things moved San Francisco to the verge of an unprecedented comeback. Pagan hit the first leadoff homer in Giants’ postseason history and Gregor Blanco and Pablo Sandoval connected later for an 8-3 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday that evened their NL division series at 2-all. No team has recovered from a 2-0 deficit in a bestof-5 series by winning three on the road, according to STATS LLC. This one can do it with a victory today at Great American Ball Park. Matt Cain, who lost the series opener and has yet to beat the Reds in three tries this season, will start Game 5 against Mat Latos. Facing elimination, the Giants’ slumping hitters came out swinging and extended Cincinnati’s playoff misery. The Reds haven’t won a postseason game at home in 17 years. One thing in the Reds’ favor — they haven’t dropped three straight at home all season. “I’d like to think that we still have the advantage,” Reds outfielder Jay Bruce said. “We’re at home. I expect Mat to come up with a big game. I’m looking forward to it.” So are the Giants, who were down after losing the first two games at home while getting outscored 14-2. They were barely able to get a hit, let alone a win. The pressure pulled them closer. Hunter Pence gathered them for inspirational speeches before the two games in Cincinnati, challenging them to play like champions. It wasn’t all about the offense. San Francisco’s overlooked Cy Young winner played a starring role, too. Lincecum was relegated to the bullpen for the playoff series because of his dreary season — 15 losses, 17 wild pitches. He entered in the fourth inning, pitched out of a threat that kept the Giants up 3-2 and kept going. The righthander struck out six while allowing just one run in 4 1/3 innings. “I knew he would play a huge role in this,” manager Bruce Bochy said. “And I know of other situations where starters have been in the ‘pen and really done a great job to help their team win. We knew Timmy would play a critical role in the series like he did tonight.” The Reds were hoping to start ace Johnny Cueto but had to drop him off the roster a few hours before Wednesday’s first pitch because he was still bothered by a strained muscle in his right side. He won’t be available if Cincinnati wins Game 5 and reaches the NL championship series. The way the Giants have started hitting, that’s now in doubt. San Francisco managed only four runs in the first three games of the series. The Giants avoided the sweep by pulling out a 2-1 win in 10 innings on Tuesday night with the help of a passed ball and an error by third baseman Scott Rolen. They broke out against Mike Leake, who replaced Cueto and had a rough time. Leake threw his first career complete game in San Francisco on June 29 and was 3-0 career against the Giants. Pagan homered to start it off for the Giants. Blanco hit a 2-run shot in the second. The Giants had another breakthrough in the fifth, when back-to-back doubles by Joaquin Arias and Pagan ended an 0-for-14 slump with runners in scoring position during the series. Sandoval’s 2-run shot in the seventh made it 8-3, matching the Giants’ season high for homers and drew loud boos from the crowd of 44,375 — the third-largest at Great American Ball Park. Fans quietly settled into their seats and used their white rally towels as lap warmers against the evening chill. The Giants normally don’t hit many homers — only 103 during the season, fewest in the majors. They’re only the seventh team since 1900 to reach the playoffs after finishing last in the majors in homers. While the offense went to work, Lincecum bailed out the bullpen. Bochy didn’t hesitate to put the guys he wanted on the mound, using four pitchers in the first four innings. Lincecum settled things down, giving up only two hits in his second relief appearance of the series. He threw 42 strikes out of 55 pitches and even batted twice — just like a starter. Bochy decided to go with left-hander Barry Zito over Lincecum for Game 4 because he was better down the stretch. Zito was left off the postseason roster when San Francisco won the World Series in 2010 but finished the regular season with seven straight wins. The left-hander lasted only 2 2/3 innings, his shortest career outing in the postseason. On came Lincecum to save the day. The Reds finished with the second-best record in the majors at 97-65, one game behind Washington. The rotation was the foundation of their championship season, with all five starters making it through healthy — a franchise first. Things changed dramatically when Cueto had to leave the first inning of the playoff series opener on Saturday with the injury. The Reds made it through that game with Latos filling in for a 5-2 victory but couldn’t win without him on Wednesday.
ished the shutout for the Cardinals. With the exception of Ian Desmond — 3-for-4 on Wednesday, 7-for-12 in the series — the Nationals’ hitters are struggling mightily. They went 0-for-8 with runners in scoring position and left 11 men on base in Game 3. Rookie phenom Bryce Harper’s woes, in particular, stand out: He went 0-for-5, dropping to 1-for-15. He went to the plate with an ash bat and no gloves in the first inning, tried wearing anti-glare tinted contact lenses on a sun-splashed afternoon — nothing helped. All in all, quite a damper on the day for a Nationals Park-record 45,017 red-wearing, toweltwirling fans witnessing the first major-league postseason game in the nation’s capital in 79 years. They didn’t have much to enjoy, in part because of the problems created by Nationals starter Edwin Jackson, who was on the Cardinals’ championship team a year ago. He gave up four consecutive hits in the second, the biggest being Kozma’s first-pitch homer into the first row in left off a 94-mph fastball to make it 4-0. Kozma took over as the Cardinals’ everyday shortstop in September, replacing injured All-Star Rafael Furcal, and only had 72 at-bats during the regular season. But he’s only the latest in a series of “Who’s that?” stars that seem to pop up for his club, such as David Freese last autumn. The Cardinals won 10 fewer games than the Nationals this season and finished second in the NL Central, nine games behind Cincinnati, sneaking into the postseason as the league’s second wild-card under this year’s new format. Yankees 3, Orioles 2, 12 innings NEW YORK — Down by a run in an all-even AL division series, Joe Girardi approached Alex Rodriguez and told baseball’s highest-paid player he was going to pinch-hit for him. Bold move, benching one of the game’s great sluggers. “I just had a gut feeling,” the Yankees manager said. “I just went to him and I said, ‘You’re scuffling a little bit right now, we have got a low-ball hitter and we’ve got a shorter porch in right field then left field obviously — Raul (Ibanez) has been a good pinch-hitter for us and I’m just going to take a shot.”’ The audacious decision worked. Ibanez homered in the ninth, then again in the 12th, rallying New York to a stunning 3-2 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday night for a 2-1 lead in their best-of-5 series. The slumping Rodriguez offered no complaint, telling Girardi: “Joe, you gotta do exactly what you gotta do.” Ibanez lined Jim Johnson’s 1-0 pitch into the right-field stands. Yankees fans had been howling this week for Girardi to drop Rodriguez out of the No. 3 spot in the batting order. But Girardi was reluctant to move his fading slugger down in the lineup. Until he took him all the way out. Rodriguez has 647 career home runs — he’s chasing the record of 762 by Barry Bonds — and is making $29 million this year. But was just 1-for-12 with no RBIs and seven strikeouts in this series when Girardi pulled him. “It kind of caught me off-guard, hitting for a guy who’s half-a-billionaire,” Orioles centerfielder Adam Jones said. It was the first time Rodriguez had ever been pinch-hit for in a postseason game, according to STATS LLC. Ibanez remained in the game and connected on the first pitch from Brian Matusz in the 12th. He became the first player to homer twice in a postseason game in which he didn’t start, STATS reported. Phil Hughes will try to clinch it for the Yankees tonight in Game 4. Joe Saunders will start for Baltimore. The Orioles had won 16 straight extra-inning games and had been 76-0 when leading after seven, before the Yankees stung them. The brash, young Orioles appeared poised to move within a win of their first trip to the AL championship series since 1997 before the Yankees’ comeback. Ibanez hit a 1-0 pitch into the seats in the ninth, setting off a raucous celebration in what had been a demoralized Yankee Stadium crowd. After their 10-game July lead was cut to zero in early September, the Yankees repelled every Orioles charge. The teams were tied 10 times in the final month but New York ended up atop the division. New York won the opener in Baltimore by scoring five runs in the ninth off Johnson, who had 51 saves in the regular season. The Orioles won Game 2 and rode Miguel Gonzalez’s pretty performance to a 2-1 lead in the ninth. “Jimmy is a big-hearted, talented guy that believe me, we’d be at home watching without people like Jim Johnson,” Orioles manager Buck Showalter said. “He’s a special guy. We’re real proud of him and you’ll see him again tomorrow night, I hope.” The Yankees limited Baltimore to one hit after 20-year-old Manny Machado homered in the fifth. Ryan Flaherty homered earlier for the Orioles. Robert Andino was doubled off second after leading off the Baltimore ninth with a single and advancing on a sacrifice. Boone Logan got one out in relief of Hiroki Kuroda, who gave up two solo homers in 8 1/3 innings. Closer Rafael Soriano pitched 1 1/3 innings and David Robertson went two, finishing off his outing by bumping into and tagging Andino to end the top of the 12th. Derek Jeter tied the score with an RBI triple in the third for the Yankees. Jeter, limping after fouling a ball off his foot, came out after eight innings. He


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NOTES: The Reds honored RHP Homer Bailey on the field before the game for his no-hitter in Pittsburgh on Sept. 28, presenting him and C Ryan Hanigan with framed photo montages. ... Leake lasted 4 1/3 innings, giving up six hits and five runs. Cardinals 8, Nationals 0 WASHINGTON — Jayson Werth’s Washington Nationals were as good as it got during the regular season, compiling a majors-high 98 wins. That doesn’t count for much come the postseason, where the St. Louis Cardinals excel. So what if manager Tony La Russa retired after last year’s World Series title? Who cares that slugger Albert Pujols left via free agency? Just like in 2011, the Cardinals are a wild-card club that finds a different player to lead the way each game, it seems. Heading into today’s Game 4 of their best-of-5 NL division series, the Cardinals built a 2-1 lead by outscoring the Nationals 22-7. “It’s going to be tough to score if you don’t hit,” Werth said after St. Louis starter Chris Carpenter and three relievers shut down Washington 8-0 in Game 3 on Wednesday. “But I believe in this team. I believe in these guys. We’ve been here all year. Over a 162-game season, we were the best team in baseball. I still feel that way.” The Cardinals like their chances, too. “It’s the biggest game of the year,” centerfielder Jon Jay said. “We all know how important it is. You can’t look ahead.” Kyle Lohse, who beat the Atlanta Braves in last week’s 1-game, wildcard playoff, gets the start for St. Louis. Ross Detwiler pitches for Washington, which is sticking to its long-stated plan of keeping Stephen Strasburg on the sideline the rest of the way. The Nationals didn’t do much at all Wednesday against Carpenter, who finds that even something as simple as breathing can feel odd on occasion now that he’s missing a rib and two neck muscles. Taking the mound for only the fourth time in 2012 after complicated surgery to cure numbness on his right side, the 37-year-old Carpenter spoiled the return of postseason baseball to Washington by pitching into the sixth inning. “To go from not being able to compete — and not only compete but help your team — to be able to be in this situation,” Carpenter said, “it’s pretty cool.” Carpenter allowed seven hits and walked two across his 5 2/3 innings to improve to 10-2 over his career in the postseason. The 10 victories tie the righty for seventh-most, behind Andy Pettitte’s record 19. Rookie Pete Kozma delivered a 3-run homer and a trio of relievers fin-


says we will be able to play today. Girardi will wait and see. Athletics 4, Tigers 3 OAKLAND, Calif. — Dog-pile celebrations and whipped cream pies became a regular occurrence this season for the Oakland Athletics. Perhaps none was as improbable or memorable as this last one, which made sure a season filled with dramatic endings wouldn’t end just yet. Seth Smith hit a game-tying, 2-run double off closer Jose Valverde in the ninth inning, Coco Crisp capped Oakland’s rally with a 2-out RBI single and the A’s staved off elimination for a second straight night with a 4-3 victory over the Detroit Tigers in Game 4 Wednesday night. “This club, we’ve been battling the whole year, giving 100 percent, and these walkoffs have been our MO this year,” Crisp said. The A’s rode a major leagueleading 14 walkoff wins in the regular season to an improbable AL West title. Those paled in comparison to No. 15, which set up a win-or-go-home Game 5 against Justin Verlander and the Tigers. Josh Reddick led off the ninth with a single just under the glove of diving second baseman Omar Infante. Josh Donaldson followed with a double off the wall in left-center and both runners scored on Smith’s double. Two outs later, Crisp lined a single and Smith scored easily when rightfielder Avisail Garcia couldn’t handle the ball. That set off a raucous celebration near first base as the A’s poured out of the dugout to mob Crisp, who was the recipient of a whipped cream pie that became a custom in this remarkable season in Oakland. This marked the second time the A’s erased a 2-run deficit in the ninth inning to win a postseason game, the other coming in Game 5 of the 1929 World Series. Crisp ended three games with RBIs this season, tied for most in the majors. And like the others, this one ended with Reddick nailing him with a whipped cream pie during a postgame television interview. Ryan Cook retired four batters for the win. The A’s, who have the lowest payroll in baseball, need just one more surprising result to win their second postseason series since 1990. Rookie Jarrod Parker will take the mound in Game 5 tonight against Verlander, the reigning AL Cy Young winner and MVP. “That’s why this is the greatest game of all,” Tigers manager Jim Leyland said. “It looked like we were going to get it. We didn’t do it. We didn’t quite get the 27 outs; that’s part of the game. You get tested all the time in this game and this is a good test.” The Tigers looked to be in prime position to advance to their second straight ALCS and have a rested Verlander for Game 1 when they took a 3-1 lead into the ninth behind a strong start from Max Scherzer and a homer from Prince Fielder. Now the A’s are one win away from repeating last week’s 3-game sweep of Texas that gave them the AL West title on the final day of the regular season. After losing the first two games in Detroit, the A’s won 2-0 in Game 3 and are looking to become the eighth team to rally from two games down to win a best-of-5 series. Scherzer, who was dealing with shoulder, deltoid and ankle injuries late in the season, looked in top form against the A’s. He allowed just one baserunner in the first four innings and struck out seven of the first 15 batters he faced. The A’s finally got to Scherzer for an unearned run in the sixth. Crisp reached when Fielder misplayed a hard grounder to first base into a 2-base error. Crisp advanced on a wild pitch and scored on Stephen Drew’s double to right-center. But the A’s ran themselves out of a potential big inning when Drew was easily thrown out trying to stretch the hit into a triple. Octavio Dotel and Phil Coke both retired a batter to get out of the sixth and Al Alburquerque pitched a perfect seventh in his first appearance since his memorable kiss of the baseball on a comebacker by Yoenis Cespedes in Game 2. Joaquin Benoit escaped a first-and-second jam in the eighth by striking out Brandon Moss but Valverde couldn’t close it.

Sunday’s Games 1:30 p.m.: Vikings at Reds 1:30 p.m.: Broncos at Stallions 1:30 p.m.: Rams at Seminoles 1:30 p.m.: Colts at Black 3 p.m.: Bulldogs at Raiders 3 p.m.: Browns vs. Mohawks at St. Marys high school stadium

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——— Today’s Game Pittsburgh at Tennessee, 8:20 p.m. Sunday’s Games Oakland at Atlanta, 1 p.m. Kansas City at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m. Indianapolis at N.Y. Jets, 1 p.m. Cincinnati at Cleveland, 1 p.m. Detroit at Philadelphia, 1 p.m. St. Louis at Miami, 1 p.m. Dallas at Baltimore, 1 p.m. Buffalo at Arizona, 4:05 p.m. New England at Seattle, 4:05 p.m. N.Y. Giants at San Francisco, 4:25 p.m. Minnesota at Washington, 4:25 p.m. Green Bay at Houston, 8:20 p.m. Open: Carolina, Chicago, Jacksonville, New Orleans Monday’s Game Denver at San Diego, 8:30 p.m.

American League Detroit 2, Oakland 2 Wednesday’s Result: Oakland 4, Detroit 3 Today’s Game: Detroit (Verlander 17-8) at Oakland (Parker 13-9), 9:37 p.m. (TNT) New York 2, Baltimore 1 Wednesday’s Result: New York 3, Baltimore 2, 12 innings Today’s Game: Baltimore (Saunders 9-13) at New York (Hughes 16-13), 7:37 p.m. (TBS) X-Friday’s Game: Baltimore at New York, 5:07 or 7:07 p.m. (TBS)

National League Cincinnati 2, San Francisco 2 Wednesday’s Result: San Francisco 8, Cincinnati 3 Today’s Game: San Francisco (Cain 16-6) at Cincinnati (Latos 14-4), 1:07 p.m. (TBS) St. Louis 2, Washington 1 Sunday, Oct. 7: Washington 3, St. Louis 2 Monday, Oct. 8: St. Louis 12, Washington 4 Wednesday’s Result: St. Louis 8, Washington 0 Today’s Game: St. Louis (Lohse 16-3) at Washington (Detwiler 10-8), 4:07 p.m. (TBS) X-Friday’s Game: St. Louis at Washington, 8:37 p.m. (TBS)

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By RUSTY MILLER The Associated Press COLUMBUS — Andrew Norwell says when he and the rest of Ohio State’s offensive linemen walk into a room, the conversation stops and everyone takes note of the small group of large men. People are noticing them even more these days, now that they’re central figures on a team that is unbeaten and ranked No. 8. Coach Urban Meyer credits the line for the Buckeyes’ big wins the past two weeks against nationally-ranked Michigan State and Nebraska. Meyer used to denigrate the position. No more. Last spring, he called the front wall was “nonfunctional.” Slowly but surely, he has become the unit’s biggest fan. “Our offensive line is the whole reason why we’re where we are today,” Meyer said this week. “Tell it the way it is. Our offensive line is coming on. We called that group nonfunctional because they were.” After the Buckeyes’ 17-16 win at Michigan State two weeks ago — a game in which the line allowed Ohio State to run off the last 4 minutes while playing keep-away with the ball — every member up front was designated by the coaching staff as a player of the game. In the wake of Saturday’s 63-38 beatdown of No. 21 Nebraska, Meyer again heaped praise on the big guys after they forged the openings that led to 372 rushing yards. For a coach famous for his spread attack, for fleet receivers and sprinters who line up in the backfield, he also said something curious. “We’re kind of a ‘pound you’ offense right now,” he said after midnight on a crisp Saturday at Ohio Stadium. “I don’t mind that. I’ve not had a lot of those. But that’s a ‘pound you’ offense.” So, it’s almost as if the offensive line — tackles Jack Mewhort and Reid Fragel, guards Marcus Hall and Norwell and center Corey Linsley — has changed Meyer’s mind as much as he’s changed his mind about it. There are a lot of theories why the line has gotten so much better. Some say it’s because it goes up against the likes of John Simon and Johnathan Hankins, the Buckeyes’ two man-eating D-linemen, every day in practice. Others say it’s because the linemen are so close they are almost indistinguishable from each other. “All of us are friends — all of us came in in the same recruiting class except for Norwell and he’s one crazy dude and fits right in with us,” Linsley said. “There’s no separation within the line. There’s nobody looking at each other: ‘Oh, man, why isn’t he playing well?’ There’s none of that on the sideline or in the locker room

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or anywhere. It’s all positive reinforcement, we all know each other. We all feel like we’re brothers.” Fragel, converted from tight end to starting right tackle this spring, is the tallest at 6-8, although the group averages 6-6. Linsley is the “lightest” at 295 pounds, even though there’s only a 20-pound variance between him and the heaviest, Hall. They’re used to standing out. “When we walk into a room together, go out to eat, all eyes are on us because we’re not average people,” Norwell said. He said it’s not togetherness but plain old effort that made them more than functional. “It was just hard work, coming in every day and getting coached hard,” added Norwell. “You take baby steps and just move forward.” Even opposing coaches have noticed the transformation. The Buckeyes play at Indiana (2-3, 0-2) on Saturday night.

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By JIM SUHR The Associated Press ST. LOUIS — Farmers in a stretch of Illinois where most of the nation’s pumpkins are grown say their crop looks relatively smashing and is likely to be one of the few successes in a year when severe drought baked most of the nation’s heartland. The drought forced thousands of ranchers to sell off cattle because pastures were too dry to graze, and corn and soybean farmers watched their plants wither in the summer sun. But John Ackerman said most of the pumpkins he planted fared “fantastic” for a simple, single reason: Pumpkins dig dry weather. “Pumpkins have been kind of a bright spot in production this year,” said Ackerman, 51, whose farm near Morton, Ill., has been in his family for more than a century. Pumpkin pathology may help explain why the crop did a better job than most of beating the heat. A relative of squashes, cucumbers, watermelons and cantaloupe, pumpkins tend to thrive in warm, temperate climates that stave off fungus, mold and other rind-rotting diseases that spread in wet conditions, said Dan Egel, a plant pathologist with Purdue University’s extension. Also, pumpkins grown from seeds — the most common way — have tremendous root systems that reach deep into the ground, enabling them to reach moisture that corn and other crops without taproots can’t. “I think we’re going to have a pretty decent crop of pumpkins,” Egel said. Ackerman said he planted about 70 percent of his 30 acres of pumpkins in May, and that portion did well. He planted the rest of his pumpkins in late June and early July, about the time the drought really took hold, and they “sat in dust for a while” but are finally turning orange now. It’s a sharp — and welcome — break from recent years, when soggy conditions have hurt the nation’s pumpkin production. In 2009, farmers hired by Nestle to grow pumpkins for the Libby’s pumpkin-canning plant near Morton had to leave much of their crop in the field after rain saturated the ground, bogging tractors down in the mud. The result was a shortage of canned pumpkin that created bidding wars for the stuff on eBay during the holidays. The next summer turned out to be among the wettest ever in Illinois, and pumpkin production plummeted in much of the state, although not around Morton. And last summer, the remnants of Hurricane Irene and other storms devastated the pumpkin crop in the Northeast. “Mother Nature can mess with you, and there can be consequences,” said Roz O’Hearn, a Nestle spokeswoman. “In the past couple of years, we’ve been at the opposite ends of the Mother Nature continuum.” This year, she said, “you’ll


By James Hoorman OSU Extension Putnam County Extension Educatro After a dry year, most farmers are now having difficulty getting crops harvested due to excessive rains. On a positive note, the first soybean yields I have heard have been in the 40 to 60 bushel range with corn yields all over the board ranging from 25 to 175 bushel per acre. The old saying is that “rain makes grain,” so farmers that received a little extra rain can expect higher yields than those that did not, provided they did not get all at once. Several questions on planting wheat have cropped up. According to the Ohio Agronomy Guide, 14th edition the Hessian fly-free date for wheat is Sept. 25, which is a safe date to plant wheat to avoid both “insect and diseases” problems. The best time to plant wheat for optimal growth is within “10-day period after the fly-free date” (pg 74). How long can farmers wait to plant wheat and get a good yield? That really depends on the weather since wheat needs to sprout, grow, and harden off before winter. With a warm winter (like last year), wheat was planted up to Nov. 1 but for best results plant as soon as possible. A quick hard frost and a winter without snow cover can be deadly to young wheat plants due to wind freezing and desiccating or drying out of the plant leaves and crown. For harvesting and storing soybeans and corn, what level of moisture is acceptable? Start with the length of the storage time. According to the Post Harvest Pocket Guide (Purdue University), soybeans “stored for up to 6 months needs to be 13 percent moisture or less, stored 6 to 12 months should be 12 percent moisture and if stored longer than one year, 11 percent moisture”. For shelled corn, the numbers are “15 percent moisture stored for up to six months, 14 percent for 6 to 12 months, and 13 percent for shelled corn stored longer than one year” (pg 65). For harvesting and storing soybeans, the Purdue University

Post Harvest Pocket Guide recommends various air flow rates for soybeans. The air flow rate is cubic feet of air flow per minute per bushel of grain dried (cfm/bu.) This figure assumes that ”harvest starts around October 15th with normal temperatures and air humidity and the soybean bin depth is limited to 10 to 16 feet” (pg 25). Farmers seldom use heat on soybeans but it possible especially when soybeans are selling at high prices. Harvesting corn is always a little more complicated. The Purdue University Post Harvest Pocket Guide, Table 6 shows the recommended air flow rates for various systems of drying and storing shelled corn. In the bin, dry “12-16 feet of grain”

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be able to find pumpkins for your holidays.” Nestle produces more than 85 percent of the world’s canned pumpkin each year under the Libby’s label, and much of it comes from the area around Morton. The company hires farmers to grow Dickinson pumpkin, an oval-shaped, pale orange variety that’s denser, meatier and less hollow than carving or ornamental pumpkins. Farmers who irrigate seem to have produced bigger and more pumpkins than those who don’t this year, O’Hearn said. But overall, she said, the harvest is “fine.”

Table 7: Air flow rates for Bin Drying and Cooling of Soybeans
System Unheated air Moisture Range 16-18% 18-20% 20-22% Low temperature air Air Flow Rate cfm/bu. cfm/bu. 3.0 cfm/bu.

Grain elevators have trained personnel who can watch, test, and shift grain around to minimize spoilage. Storing poor quality grain in a bin takes a lot of management. The corn quality never increases once it is stored, but it can decrease quickly, especially with warm temperatures, high humidity, and high grain moisture content. Consider using a grain screen or filter to separate out fines, cracked corn, and residue which generally harbors more insects, molds, and diseases. Under the right conditions (high winter grain temperatures and high humidity), these problems only get worse in a grain bin. Grain should be cooled quickly to minimize moisture migration in the bin. With cold temperatures and frost in the forecast, many farmers are also worried about getting late planted corn harvested. Some of this corn is still green and with a killing frost fast approaching, what are my options? Due to the drought, there is a great demand for corn silage, so harvesting the whole plant as corn silage and feeding it to dairy or beef cattle is a great option if you have cattle or you have someone who wants to buy it. Also, most of this corn will have high moisture (32-36 percent) so harvesting it wet as shelled high moisture corn stored in a silo is another option. Contact our Extension office for more details.

18-20% 2.0 cfm/bu. 20-22% 3.0 cfm/bu. Post Harvest Pocket Guide (Purdue University) pg 25. at one time, “20 feet maximum.” With medium heat and “100-140 degree Fahrenheit drying air temperature, stirring is preferred to avoid over drying of bottom layers” (pg23) Farmers with poor quality corn need to take special precautions this year. One option is to simply haul the shelled corn to the elevator and leave them deal with storing the grain.

System Moisture Range Air Flow Rate Unheated and 18-20% cfm/bu. low temperature air 20-22% 1.25 cfm/bu. 22-24% cfm/bu. Medium heat 20-22% cfm/bu. 22-24% 2.0 cfm/bu. 24-26% 3.0 cfm/bu. Post Harvest Pocket Guide (Purdue University) pg 23.

Table 6: Air flow rates for Bin Drying and Cooling of Shelled Corn

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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2012 In coming months, you might get far more opportunities to accomplish your purposes than you’ve ever had previously. However, keep in mind that just because they’re plentiful doesn’t mean they should be treated casually. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -There is a strong likelihood that you will focus on your hopes rather than on actually doing what needs to be done. Good intentions cannot replace industriousness. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- Someone who is aware of your gullibility might dangle a carrot at the end of a stick in order to entice you to trot off after the unattainable. Be on guard. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- Try to be aware of the fact that you cannot be all things to all people if you are required to make a painful choice. If you fail to be objective and logical, you’ll let everyone down. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Don’t start an important assignment without first laying out a specific game plan. It will be critical to have your methods and procedures figured out. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- Be extremely careful with your investments or anything else that requires financial risk. Make certain that the odds are substantiated by the facts, before you make any bets. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -There is no reason why you should have faith in someone who has offered you bad advice previously. This person may want to be helpful but doesn’t have the wherewithal to do so. ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Unfortunately, success could be denied you because, for some reason, you’re likely to do the opposite of what you’re supposed to. Pay attention to what must get done. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -Although you know deep down that great opportunities are likely to come in your career, you may forget it from time to time. Your associates won’t, however. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -In order to achieve your objectives, you must be tenacious and consistent. If you’re depending on chance to see you through, you’re in for a big disappointment. CANCER (June 21-July 22) -By failing to be realistic, you could lull yourself into a false sense of security regarding your opposition. Don’t underestimate your rivals; they could be stronger than you. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- If you’re single, put your credit cards in deep storage. If you’re married, let your spouse manage the finances. You can’t be trusted with money right now. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- By requesting a favor from an egotistical friend, all you’re likely to do is embarrass yourself. This particular person loves to use rejection as a power play.

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Dear Annie: My husband and my husband knows it. is a wonderful man in almost I have no idea where our every respect. But when we marriage is headed after are in the car together, he 24 years, but I am preparuses road rage to manipulate ing myself to do whatever me into agreeing to things it takes. I don’t believe he I don’t want. He’ll drive would go for counseling, but threateningly if I don’t say I refuse to let him drive it’s OK for him to take that me anywhere ever again. — fishing trip or go to a movie. Virginia Wife Dear Virginia: When he is the You are wise not to driver, he controls get into a car with everyone because this maniac. Since we are dependent your husband is on him. “wonderful” when I have pointed he isn’t driving, this out to him, however, please but it always ends reconsider counselin a terrible fight. ing. You don’t know Worse, he punishhow he will respond es me by saying, until you ask and “I will never take make it clear how that trip again,” or “I won’t go to Annie’s Mailbox unhappy you are about such maniputhat movie with you.” He accuses me of pro- lative, controlling behavior. (But go in separate cars.) voking him. Dear Annie: Members of My husband’s nephew was the target of the same my family love to extend abuse when we traveled invitations to birthday partogether recently. The boy ties at a restaurant of their was behaving like an angel, choice, and they expect you when suddenly my hus- to bring a gift and pay for band became enraged and your own meal. It is my understanding demanded all sorts of conthat the host handles the cessions from his nephew. For the longest time, food bill in expectation that I didn’t realize what was the guests will bring gifts going on. I thought he just and have a great time. This couldn’t handle driving. is the way I have known it What I didn’t understand is to be done. Now that I live that he uses road rage as a in the South, social etiquette form of bullying and abuse. among my family members I don’t know how I was so has become strained and has blind for so many years. It is caused me to decline invitathe perfect tool to get away tions. — Confused in N.C. Dear Confused: The with whatever he wants. It also is a form of torture, hosts should pay for the because he makes us feel food. Unfortunately, many responsible should he have folks don’t realize this or don’t care. In your case, an accident. I don’t know whether we however, you already know will ever go on another trip that your relatives expect together or even to a movie, you to foot your own bill, but I am willing to go by so consider these invitations myself or with a friend — “pot luck” and accept or COPYRIGHT 2012 United Feature Syndicate, Inc. decline according to your preference. Dear Annie: I’m sorry it has taken me this long to reply to “Clueless on Cancer Etiquette.” It is refreshing to hear from someone who cares enough not to ask the wrong questions. I’m an 87-year-old WW II veteran with stage 4 cancer. I’d suggest “Clueless” be friendly, caring and cheerful, and not ask about their illness. Let them open the Dodie Seller, Agent If you’re about to retire or 251 N. Canal Street conversation about cancer if change jobs, you may have Delphos, OH 45833 they want to discuss it. We Bus: 419-692-1626 some decisions to make dodie.seller.bxtf@statefarm.com want our friends to behave about your retirement plan the same as always so we can money. Good thing there’s enjoy each other’s company. someone who knows you When my wife was sick and is ready to help. with cancer, her so-called Like a good neighbor, “friends” stayed away as if State Farm is there. she were contagious. Only CALL ME TODAY. one made any attempt to cheer her up by having breakfast with her every day. That was the only food my wife would eat, as she was otherwise too depressed. Thank you, “Clueless,” for your State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, Bloomington, IL 1001389.1 thoughtfulness. — Mike

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By DAVID FISCHER and SUZETTE LABOY The Associated Press MIAMI — Rescuers pulled a badly injured man from the rubble of a collapsed parking garage and planned to continue searching today for a missing construction worker a day after the five-story structure came down, killing two people. Officials said they expect to find another body in the rubble at Miami Dade College’s west campus, although they stopped short of saying it was the missing person. Early today, workers pulled a man from the rubble some 13 hours after the garage fell. The survivor, whose name and age were not released, was taken by helicopter to a trauma center in Miami, said Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Capt. Louie Fernandez. An update on his condition was not available this morning. The worker was located by rescuers who heard his cries from amid the rubble not long after the roof of the garage fell, creating a pancake-style collapse. Another man was pulled out alive and brought to a hospital shortly after the collapse, MiamiDade Fire-Rescue spokeswoman Griselle Marino said. A video shot by MiamiDade Fire-Rescue and provided to The Associated Press showed four firefighters pulling him out from under a steel beam. His face and hands were bloody and he was put on a stretcher and carried away. Seven workers were brought to the hospital with unidentified injuries while an eighth was treated on the scene and sent home. There were no students in the area because the garage was under construction. The campus was evacuated and closed for the rest of the week. Investigators planned to pick through the rubble to see what caused the garage to crumble. “We just know that the roof collapsed,” Marino said. One worker was still unaccounted for, and authorities expected to find at least one more body in the rubble, said MiamiDade Fire-Rescue Assistant Chief David Downey. Late Wednesday, a man at the scene who declined to identify himself said he believed his brother, who was working at the garage at the time of the collapse, was still inside somewhere. Downey said it was highly unlikely anyone left in the rubble would still be alive, and that authorities would now focus on recovery rather than rescue. Victoria Buczynski of Miami said she saw the collapse while she was working at Gurkha Cigars across the street from the construction site.

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“It fell to the ground like a house of cards,” Buczynski said. “The construction workers started running out, screaming. It was loud. Our entire building shook.” William P. Byrne, president and chief executive officer of the garage contractor, Ajax Building Corp., said an internal review was being launched to determine the cause. Byrne said the company would embrace “any additional protocols, policies and procedures that will enhance and ensure the continued priority of safety.” Ground was broken on the $22.5 million project in February, and the 1,855-space garage was to be finished in December, according to Ajax’s website. The first floor was to have classroom and office space. The structure is next to the college’s main office building and nestled among other campus buildings. The college serves about 8,000 students and is one of several campuses in the Miami Dade College system. The campus opened in 2006.

Delphos Tennis Club members Tom Klima, left, Tom Groves, Dick Stepleton and Brandon Groves initiate the newly-resurfaced courts at Stadium Park.

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BY STEPHANIE GROVES sgroves@delphosherald.com preciation for the upgrade.“We, along with the Parks and Recreation Department, will try and keep the courts free of debris and playable at all times.” The condition of the courts had deteriorated quite a bit over the last few years. “Although the renovation was a small project and cost approximately $20,000, it was long overdue. The work took 8-10 days to complete and the resurfacing should last 10 years,” Parks Superintendent Craig Mansfield explained,

DELPHOS — The Delphos Tennis Association christened the newly-renovated tennis courts at the Stadium Park in late August. Members Tom Klima, Tom Groves, Dick Stepleton and Brandon Groves, enjoy the opportunity to play on the re-surfaced courts. “Thanks for putting us back in business,” Tom Groves expressed the association’s ap-

“Replacing net ropes and straps and the metal poles, are also be part of the maintenance plan.” The park hosts the Kiwainis sponsored 4th of July Park Festival and each year, the courts serve as an integral part of the celebration. “We are looking forward to the community using and taking care of them,” Mansfield added. For Delphos Tennis Association membership information, please call Tom Groves

Man with smoke grenade was searched in SKorea

LOS ANGELES (AP) — South Korean security officials screened a man with a bulletproof vest before he got on a flight to Los Angeles, but a banned smoke grenade made it through in his checked luggage, along with a cache of knives, handcuffs, a gas mask and other weapons, a U.S. official said Wednesday. Yongda Huang Harris and his carry-on luggage were thoroughly searched, but authorities found nothing suspicious and he boarded the flight, said a Homeland Security official briefed on the investigation. The official was not authorized to discuss the case publicly and spoke with The Associated Press on condition of anonymity. Harris, 28, was arrested in Los Angeles last week during a stopover on a trip from Japan after U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers noticed the bulletproof vest. A search of Harris’ checked luggage uncovered the smoke grenade and an array of suspicious items, including leg irons, body bags, a hatchet, billy clubs, a collapsible baton, duct tape and a biohazard suit. U.S. officials were working with South Korean authorities to determine whether Harris’ checked bag was screened. Harris is not cooperating with federal officials who are trying to determine why he was headed to Boston with the cache of weapons, authorities said. The smoke grenade was X-rayed by police bomb squad officers, who said the device fell into a category that is prohibited on board passenger aircraft. Tom Blank, a former deputy administrator at the Transportation Security Administration, said the U.S. will likely look at whether the failure to detect the grenade on a U.S.-bound jet was a onetime lapse or part of a wider security vulnerability. If the U.S. determines a country’s airport doesn’t meet U.S. standards, it can ask for stronger security measures and even prohibit flights from flying directly to the U.S. from that country.

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PORTLAND, Maine — Drivers may have gotten a chuckle out of an electronic message board in Maine warning of zombies, but city officials were not amused. The sign at a Portland road construction site was changed by a hacker to read “Warning Zombies Ahead!” on Wednesday morning. It originally read “Night work 8 pm-6 am. Expect delays.” City spokeswoman Nicole Clegg says the signs are a safety precaution and changing it could have led to driver distraction. She tells The Portland Press Herald tampering with a safety device is a misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail and a $1,000 fine. She says it’s not clear who changed the sign, but it’s not the first time it has happened.

Big baby walrus coming to NYC aquarium

NEW YORK (AP) — A 234-pound baby walrus is coming to the Wildlife Conservation Society’s New York Aquarium in Brooklyn. The 15-week mammal was rescued from the ocean off Alaska in July. The aquarium is set to welcome the walrus, named Mitik, today. The Coney Island aquarium is only one of a few institutions in the country that exhibit walruses. It has two other walruses. Nuka is 30 years old and Kulu is 17. Mitik was found by a hunting vessel several miles offshore. Initially, he suffered from bladder problems and was unable to take a bottle. The Alaska Sea Life Center says he’s now putting on a pound a day. He will spend the first month in quarantine at the aquarium’s medical facility. He will join the exhibit next spring.

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DELPHOS — Making it to the State Golf Tournament is a not an easy feat in any year. St. John’s Nick Kayser has been chasing that dream for four years of high school and finally did it this fall. He qualified with a 78 at the Stone Ridge Country Club in Bowling Green last Thursday, clinching a spot in the Division III meet at

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