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Upfront

Sub-zero
temps could
lead to frozen
water lines
DHI Media Staff Reports
news@delphosherald.com
With temperatures dipping down below zero and
wind chills far colder, its
important for residents to keep
their water lines in mind.
Delphos Water
Superintendent Todd Haunhorst
reminds resident to leave faucets to sinks with pipes on an
outside wall run with a stream
about the size of a pencil lead.
Cabinets should be
opened at faucets in the
kitchen or bathroom to allow
heat to reach the pipes.
Preventative measures
also include insulating pipes,
making sure vents to crawl
spaces are closed and insulated and wrapping outside
spigots and removing hoses
so they dont freeze.
Homeowners should
also be sure to know where
the water shut-off valve is
located inside the home.
Provide warmth to
the water pipes:
Eliminate cold drafts
near water pipes.
Tightly close doors
and windows to the outside and eliminate drafts
from crawl spaces.
Fill cracks in walls
and around windows.
Turn off water to garden hose connections at an
inside valve and drain the
exposed piping before freezing temperatures set in.
Open the door to the room
where the pipes are located to
allow warmth to circulate.
Place a lighted bulb
near water pipes. (Never
use open flames.)
Wrap pipes in insulation or heat tape.
Open cabinet doors
below the sink to allow warm
air to reach the pipes.
What to do if pipes freeze?
If no water comes from
your faucets when you turn
them on, most likely the pipes
nearest a wall, door, window
or along the floor are frozen:
Start by opening a faucet
near the frozen pipe to release
any vapor from the melting ice
and so that youll know when
the water starts flowing again.
Begin warming the pipes
nearest the faucet and work
toward the frozen section.
Blow warm air on the
pipe using a hair dryer. (Do
not leave the dryer unattended or allow it to overheat.)
Once water has begun to
flow again, let a pencil-sized
stream of water flow through
the faucet until normal heating is restored to the area.
Eliminate cold drafts
and allow warm air to circulate around the pipes to
prevent freezing again.

INFORMATION SUBMITTED

LIMA Since 2011, St. Ritas has been a


leader in robotic surgery. There are 14 robotically
privileged surgeons at St. Ritas who will be able
to use the newest addition to the robotics program,
the Da Vinci Xi.
According to Dr. Craig Nicholson, Most hospitals in the United States probably dont need an Xi.
Its designed for really complex procedures which
means were doing surgeries here, in this hospital,
that they arent doing in a lot of other places in the
state and in the country.
While all robotics make surgery more convenient for the patient and surgeon, the Da Vinci Xi

is the new generation of robotic technology. The


amount of blood loss for a patient is much less
than with an open procedure, patients can get back
to work sooner thanks to quicker recovery times,
and the precision of the robot makes the entire
surgery process more accurate. The Da Vinci Xi
is an advanced piece of equipment that will help
surgeons navigate and operate with better mobility
and vision. St. Ritas has plans for the robot to be
used by many specialties, including urology, gynecology, general surgery and cardiothoracic.
Michael German, RN, Robotic Team Lead,
explained that there are only 250 Xis in the
world, and five in Ohio.
The level of advancement St. Ritas needed

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was just one robot away. While there are only


five in Ohio, Mercy Health System is proud to
own two of them. This innovative technology
is advancing St. Ritas to places that larger
teaching hospitals in Ohio have yet to reach and
these locations do not currently have this new Xi
robotic technology.
We are the visionaries. If there is something
out there relating to technology thats going to
better the community, get patients back to work
quicker, provide safe, high-quality outcomes and
truly support our Mission to improve the health of
the people we serve, St. Ritas has always been at
that forefront, St. Ritas Director of Surgery Jo
Shough said.

Vaccine
skeptics
speak out
By GOSIA WOZNIACKA
Associated Press
LAKE OSWEGO, Ore.
One is a businesswoman and an MBA graduate.
Another is a corporate vice
president. The third is a registered nurse.
These three mothers
all of them educated, middle-class
professionals
are among the vaccine
skeptics who have been
widely ridiculed since more
than 100 people fell ill in
a measles outbreak traced
to Disneyland. Critics question their intelligence, their
parenting, even their sanity. Some have been called
criminals for foregoing shots
for their children that are
overwhelmingly shown to be
safe and effective.
Contrary to the common sentiment, we are not
anti-science, said Michelle
Moore, a businesswoman who lives in the affluent Portland suburb of Lake
Oswego with her 2-yearold twin girls. Im not
opposed to medicine, and
I think vaccines have a
place. We think its a medical choice, and it should be
researched carefully.
The backlash, much of
it from people who fear
unvaccinated children could
infect their own kids, has
been so severe that dozens of
anti-vaccine parents contacted by The Associated Press
were afraid to speak out. But
a handful of mothers agreed
to discuss their thinking.

Hays wins
booster ball
drop again

Above: Delphos St. Johns


Athletic Booster Julie Rode,
right, holds back young Blue
Jay fans during the ball drop
Friday night. Right: Dave Hays
accepts a check from St. Johns
Athletic Booster Treasurer
Chris Link for winning the ball
drop fundraiser for the second
straight year. With nearly 500
chances sold by the boosters,
Hays needed only one ticket
purchase to duplicate the feat
with the odds of repeating 1
in 240,000. (DHI Media/Larry
Heiing)

See VACCINE, page 10

Getting to know a volunteer bloodmobile organizer

Mostly sunny today


and mostly clear
tonight. Highs 5
to 10 above. Lows
around 5 below.
Southwest winds
5 to 15 mph. Wind
chills 10 below
to 20 below zero
this morning and
tonight. See page 2.

Obituaries
State/Local
Entertainment
Community
Sports
Classifieds
Comics and Puzzles
World news

Delphos, Ohio

Da Vinci Xi newest addition at St. Ritas

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Vol. 145 No. 178

Friemoth
By JIM LANGHAM
DHI Media Correspondent
news@delphosherald.com
VAN WERT Van Werts
Nancy Friemoth has done plenty
of volunteering in her life. But
when she went to give blood one

day at a Red Cross bloodmobile,


Sandy Lane asked her to be a
volunteer sidekick. She didnt
hesitate to add one more volunteering mission to her list.
For the past several years,
Friemoth has recruited volunteers
for local blood drives. These

days, she has upwards to 20 volunteers who can be counted on to


assist with two or three Red Cross
blood drives a month in Van Wert
County. It all makes my heart so
happy, said Friemoth. So many
people are willing to step up
and volunteer. We do these blood
drives to help us collect blood.
Each collection saves three lives.
I donate because I believe in this.
Everyone that volunteers has
become like an extended family.
We all enjoy each other, added
Friemoth.
These days Friemoths official
title is chairman/organizer of Red
Cross blood drives in Van Wert
County. She is given a list of
bloodmobiles and is responsible
for recruiting volunteers to assist.
I get the volunteers and they get
the people for the blood drives,
Friemoth said. We also serve
food for the people who donate
blood. The place hosting the blood
drive, church or organization, provides the food and we serve it.
In addition to assisting the Red
Cross with blood drives, she is
also responsible for decorating
the front window at the Red Cross

office in downtown Van Wert.


Her settings are also appropriate
according to the season or holiday and are done in a promotional
way for the Red Cross of Van
Wert County.
In addition, she also volunteers
at the Performing Arts Center
where she assists in ushering
and helping with other tasks performed by volunteers.
One area of volunteering that is
extremely fulfilling to her is that of
visiting and helping elderly people
that cant get out or that need assistance with deliveries and other personal needs. I love older people,
she said. I visit shut-ins I know
that are in nursing homes. I go to
the homes and visit them and also
to the nursing homes. I go right to
their homes; I also take them for
special trips or take things to them
that they need.
I believe that God puts us here
to help others, said Friemoth.
My mission is to do with I
can for other people. I get on
my knees and have prayer with
them.
See ORGANIZER, page 10

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Monday, February 23, 2015

For The Record

FROM THE ARCHIVES


one Year Ago
2014 Kalida King Luke Kaufman and Queen Katelyn
Kortokrax were crowned on Feb. 14. Court members
were seniors Derek Verhoff and Liza Medvedeva, freshmen Adam von der Embse and Brianna Good, juniors
Noah Verhoff and Mariah Doepker, sophomores Wes
Basinger and Laine Landick and seniors Cody Niese
and Kiersten Recker.
25 Years Ago 1990
Jerome Hoehn has been appointed store director
of Delphos Chief Super Market. He is currently store
manager of Rays Cable Road Supermarket of Lima.
Herb McVicker has been appointed director of loss
prevention and special projects of Sun Management
Services Inc., representing Chief Super Markets Inc.,
Rays Supermarkets Inc. and Pick N Save, Piqua Foods.
St. Peter Evangelic Church has had its first cookbook
published. The book was a project of the women of the
church. The book, Good Home Cookin, was displayed
by the pastor, Rev. Ron Stark, and Kim Perrin, chairman of the project. The book contains 400 recipes from
parishioners.
Lincolnview Future Farmers of America basketball
team won the annual bi-county tournament 62-57,
holding off a strong attack by Paulding. Leading
Lincolnview was Rob Friemoth with 17 points. Also
scoring for the Lancers were Andy Bockey, 14, Eric
Strickler, 13, Grady Dias, 11, Jay Evans, 5, and Ben
Etgen.
50 Years Ago 1965
Dale Ricker, 13-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Dick
Ricker of Fort Jennings, was awarded a silver plate
and ribbon by the Farm Bureau of Ohio for having the
champion carcass at the Ohio spring barrow show held
in London Feb. 13. Dales hog was a 200-pound registered Hampshire.

Today is Monday, Feb. 23, the


54th day of 2015. There are 311
days left in the year.
Todays Highlight in History:
On Feb. 23rd, 1945, during World
War II, U.S. Marines on Iwo Jima
captured Mount Suribachi, where
they raised the American flag.
(There were actually two flag-raisings, the second of which was captured in the iconic photograph taken
by Joe Rosenthal of The Associated
Press.)
On this date:
In 1836, the siege of the Alamo
began in San Antonio, Texas.
In 1848, the sixth president of the
United States, John Quincy Adams,
died in Washington, D.C., at age 80.
In 1863, British explorers John
H. Speke and James A. Grant
announced they had found the
source of the Nile River to be Lake
Victoria.
In 1870, Mississippi was readmitted to the Union.
In 1903, President Theodore
Roosevelt signed an agreement
with Cuba to lease the area around
Guantanamo Bay to the United
States.
In 1927, President Calvin
Coolidge signed a bill creating the
Federal Radio Commission, forerunner of the Federal Communications
Commission.
In 1934, Leopold III succeeded
his late father, Albert I, as King of
the Belgians.
In 1954, the first mass inoculation of schoolchildren against polio
using the Salk vaccine began in

75 Years Ago 1940


Basketball fans of Delphos and vicinity will have
one of their last opportunities to see their favorite team
in action Thursday night when the cage teams of St.
Johns will entertain the Jefferson High quintets. Three
games are on the bill. The CYO and a Jefferson Alumni
team will play in the curtain-raiser with the Best Evers
and Jefferson Reserves in the main preliminary. The
Varsity contest will follow after the Reserve game.
Officials of the Putnam County Fair are making
plans for the erection of a sixty-foot addition to the
grandstand at the fair grounds in Ottawa. The present
grandstand which was erected several years ago has
been too small to accommodate the large attendance at
the fair during the past two years. The new addition will
be built to conform with lines of the present grandstand
and will be erected to the west of the present structure.
The members of the Ladies Aid Society of the United
Brethren Church convened Wednesday evening at the
home of Mrs. Harold Wade, South Jefferson Street.
Leona Griffith read the 150th Psalm. Prayer was led
by Mrs. Charles Horine. In a contest, the honors were
awarded Mrs. Wesley Mullenhour of the members and
Mrs. Lowell Stirn of the guests.

Pittsburgh as some 5,000 students


were vaccinated.
In 1965, film comedian Stan
Laurel, 74, died in Santa Monica,
California.
In 1970, Guyana became a republic within the Commonwealth of
Nations.
In 1989, the Senate Armed
Services Committee voted 11-9
along party lines to recommend
rejection of John Tower as President
George H.W. Bushs defense secretary. (Towers nomination went
down to defeat in the full Senate the
following month.)
In 1995, the Dow Jones industrial average closed above the 4,000
mark for the first time, ending the
day at 4,003.33.
Ten years ago: A jury was selected
in Santa Maria, California, to decide
Michael Jacksons fate on charges
that hed molested a teenage boy at
his Neverland Ranch. (Jackson was
later acquitted.) President George
W. Bush and Chancellor Gerhard
Schroeder agreed to turn down
the volume on their disagreements
about Iraq and Iran. French film star
Simone Simon, 94, died in Paris.
Five years ago: The House Energy
and Commerce Committee, looking
into cases of sudden, unintended
acceleration of Toyota automobiles,
heard tearful testimony from Rhonda
Smith of Sevierville, Tennessee,
who said her Lexus had raced out
of control to speeds up to 100 miles
an hour. Dutch skater Sven Kramer
lost the Olympic gold medal to Lee
Seung-hoon of South Korea when
coach Gerard Kemkers sent him the
wrong way on a changeover during

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A Mardi Gras dance and party are slated for members


of the Delphos Country Club and their guests Saturday
night at the clubhouse. Reservations can be made with
Mr. and Mrs. Waldo Baker, Mr. and Mrs. Mack Endsley,
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Mueller, Mr. and Mrs. Robert
Hall, Mr. and Mrs. James Wiltsie or Irene Miller in
Ottoville.
Ottovilles Big Green ended its season with a 75-65
win over Blue Creek Saturday night. Jim Langhals set
the pace for Ottoville dunking 9 field goals and adding
five from the free throw stripe for a total of 23 points.
Steve Turnwald added 15 and Bob Brinkman 10.

TODAY IN HISTORY
Associated Press

OBITUARIES The Delphos

the 10,000-meter speedskating race


at Vancouver, causing Kramer to be
disqualified.
One year ago: The Sochi
Olympics completed a 17-day run
with Canadas 3-0 victory over
Sweden in the mens hockey final,
the last of 98 gold medal events.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. persevered
through rain and wrecks to win the
Daytona 500 for the second time, a
decade after his first victory in the
Great American Race. Alice Herz
Sommer, 110, believed to be the oldest survivor of the Holocaust, died
in London. Samuel Sheinbein, 33,
whod fled from the U.S. to Israel
after murdering and dismembering a
Maryland man in 1997, was killed in
a shootout at an Israeli prison.
Todays Birthdays: Actor Peter
Fonda is 75. Pro and College Football
Hall of Famer Fred Biletnikoff is
72. Author John Sandford is 71.
Country-rock musician Rusty Young
is 69. Actress Patricia Richardson is
64. Rock musician Brad Whitford
(Aerosmith) is 63. Singer Howard
Jones is 60. Rock musician Michael
Wilton (Queensryche) is 53. Country
singer Dusty Drake is 51. Actress
Kristin Davis is 50. Tennis player
Helena Sukova is 50. Actor Marc
Price is 47. TV personality/businessman Daymond John (TV: Shark
Tank) is 46. Actress Niecy Nash is
45. Rock musician Jeff Beres (Sister
Hazel) is 44. Country singer Steve
Holy is 43. Rock musician Lasse
(loss) Johansson (The Cardigans) is
42. Actress Kelly Macdonald is 39.
Actor Josh Gad is 34. Actress Emily
Blunt is 32. Actor Aziz Ansari is 32.
Actress Dakota Fanning is 21.

Feud grows between father,


partner of Bobbi Kristina Brown
ATLANTA (AP) While Bobbi Kristina Brown fights for
her life, a feud has erupted over whether her partner can visit
her in the hospital.
The only daughter of the late singer Whitney Houston has
been hospitalized at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta since
being found unresponsive Jan. 31 in a tub at her Georgia home.
A lawyer for Bobbi Kristinas father, Bobby Brown, said in
a statement late Saturday that Bobbi Kristinas partner, Nick
Gordon, was offered an opportunity to potentially visit her if
he agreed to meet certain conditions.
But Gordons attorneys said Sunday that Brown has consistently denied Gordon permission to visit. They said they
advised Gordon to refuse the conditions set by Brown. The
conditions have not been made public.
Gordon has repeatedly offered to discuss the issue privately
with Brown, rather than through lawyers.
Those offers have also been rejected, said Gordons lawyers, Randy Kessler and Joe Habachy, in the statement. We
hope Mr. Brown has a change of heart.
Houston brought Gordon into her household as an orphan
at the age of 12, raising him and her daughter after divorcing
Bobby Brown in 2007.
Relations between Gordon and some other family members
soured last year: He remains subject to a protective order barring him from being within 200 feet of Bobbi Kristinas aunt,
Patricia Houston.
Bobbi Kristina became the sole inheritor of her mothers
estate when she died in 2012, and shortly thereafter, she and
Gordon went public with their romantic relationship.
Brown said his daughter isnt and never has been married
to Gordon.
On Thursday, doctors replaced Bobbi Kristinas breathing
tube with a tracheostomy tube, according to a person close to
the family who was not authorized to speak on her condition.
The tracheostomy is usually used for patients who need to be
on a ventilator for an extended period.

Nancy Spencer, editor


Ray Geary,
general manager
Delphos Herald, Inc.
Lori Goodwin Silette,
circulation manager

Andrew s. sheeter
July 19, 1981-Feb. 21, 2015
DELPHOS Andrew
S. Sheeter, 33, of Delphos
passed away on Saturday at
his residence.
His Family He was born
July 19, 1981, in Lima to Paul
A. Sheeter and Terri (Eccard)
Sheeter. His father survives in
Delphos and his mother survives in Lima.
He is also survived by
two sons, Easton James
Sheeter and Ylon GideonLynn Sheeter; three siblings,
Bryan Sheeter, Carri Sheeter
and Tiffany Fraley; materal
grandparents, John Eccard
and Jackie Eccard; and godmother, Carol Calvelage.
He was preceded in death
by his paternal grandparents,
Don and Dolly Sheeter.
His Legacy He worked
for Chief Super Market in
Delphos. He graduated from
Delphos Jefferson High
School. He was a loving father
to his children.
His Farewell Services
Funeral services will begin at
noon Friday at Strayer Funeral
Home in Delphos with Father
Ron Schock officiating. Burial
will be held at a later date.
Visitation will be from
2-8 p.m. Thursday and 10
a.m.-noon Friday at Strayer
Funeral Home, 1840 E. Fifth
St., Delphos.
Memorial contributions
may be made to the family.
Online condolences may
be shared at www.strayerfuneralhome.com

Lloyd B. smith
DELPHOS Lloyd B.
Smith, 96, of Delphos died
on Saturday at Vancrest of
Delphos.
Visitation will be held from
2-5 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday.
Mass of Christian Burial
will be Friday at St. John the
Evangelist Catholic Church.
Arrangements are incomplete at Harter and Schier
Funeral Home.

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BIRTHS
st. ritAs
A boy was born Feb. 20 to
Amber and David Farler of
Fort Jennings.
A girl was born Feb. 20 to
Katelynn and Jason Sarno of
Elida.

WEATHER
WeAtHer ForeCAst
tri-County
Associated Press
toDAY: Mostly sunny.
Much colder. Highs 5 to 10
above. Northwest winds 5 to
10 mph shifting to the west in
the afternoon. Wind chills 10
below to 20 below zero in the
morning.
toniGHt: Very cold.
Mostly clear. Lows around 5
below. Southwest winds 5 to
15 mph. Wind chills 10 below
to 20 below zero.
tUesDAY: Partly cloudy
in the morning. Then mostly cloudy with a 20 percent
chance of snow showers in
the afternoon. Areas of blowing and drifting snow through
the day. Windy. Not as cold.
Highs in the lower 20s.
Southwest winds 15 to 20
mph becoming 20 to 30 mph
in the afternoon. Wind chills
10 below to 20 below zero in
the morning.
tUesDAY
niGHt:
Cloudy through midnight
then becoming mostly cloudy.
Areas of blowing and drifting
snow through midnight. A
20 percent chance of snow
showers. Not as cold. Lows
around 10. West winds 10 to
20 mph. Wind chills zero to
10 above zero.
WeDnesDAY
AnD
WeDnesDAY niGHt:
Partly cloudy. Highs 15 to 20.
Lows around 5 below.

riCHArDson, Richard
J., Sr., 69, of Delphos,
funeral services will be held
at 11 a.m. today at Harter
and Schier Funeral Home.
Pastor Dan Eaton will officiate. Burial will follow in
Salem Mennonite Cemetery
in Elida. Memorial contributions may be made to the
family. To leave condolences
please go to www.harterandschier.com. To view funeral
service online, please visit
www.harterandschier.com
at the time of the service.
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A Lt e n B U r G e r ,
Velma M., 93, of Ottoville,
Mass of Christian Burial
will be 10:30 a.m. today
at Immaculate Conception
Catholic Church, Ottoville.
The Rev. Jerome Schetter
will
officiate.
Burial
will follow in St. Marys
Cemetery,
Ottoville.
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Black Swamp
Orchestra to
present pops
concert
INFORMATION
SUBMITTED
DEFIANCE
The
Defiance College Black
Swamp Symphony Orchestra
will perform a pops concert featuring music from
hit movies. The performance
is oat 7 p.m. March 5 at the
Gathering Place Church (formerly the Valentine Theatre)
in downtown Defiance.
This thriving ensemble
combines the talents of more
than 60 Defiance College students, community members
of all ages and professional
musicians to perform quality
orchestra music for the greater
Defiance area.
This concert will feature
selections from Phantom
of the Opera, Harry Potter
series, Lord of the Rings,
Fellowship of the Rings and
the Star Wars collection.
The orchestra will collaborate with the Ohio Garrison,
a volunteer group that makes
appearances in Star Wars
costuming to promote charity and other functions. The
Ohio Garrison is part of the
501st Legion, and will be
in the lobby following the
performance for a meet-and
greet-with photos.
Our orchestra is undertaking a concert full of incredible music made popular by
the movies, said principal
conductor and Defiance
College Director of Bands
Bridget Olenik. We are
certain that our audience
will enjoy experiencing this
music as much as the orchestra has enjoyed playing
it! The DCBSSO has seen
extreme growth over the past
few years, and is proud to be
Defiances very own local
symphony orchestra.
The event is free and open
to the public.

Monday, February 23, 2015

STATE/LOCAL

State prison population grows


more slowly than expected
CLEVELAND (AP) Ohios prison population isnt growing as rapidly as officials
expected, though the state still has thousands
more inmates than its system was designed to
accommodate.
Ohio had just under 50,600 prisoners in
January, nearly 1,000 fewer inmates than the
state expected last summer, the Northeast
Ohio Media Group reported.
State officials had estimated the inmate
population would grow to nearly 53,500 by
2019, well above the roughly 38,600-inmate
capacity of the states 28 prisons, and the
prisons director had mentioned the possibility

of having to release inmates early to make


room for new ones.
But the increase in the prison population has been slower than projected, partly
because of a decrease in violent crime and
because of funding and legislative changes that encourage prison alternatives, such
as community-based corrections programs,
said JoEllen Smith, a spokeswoman for the
Department of Rehabilitation and Correction.
A new state law made it easier to move
inmates to a transitional control program. The
state budget provided funding for about 400
new beds at halfway houses and communi-

TOLEDO (AP) A 450-year-old


German artifact that was used to tell time
and to make astronomical calculations
and likely stolen following World War II
will be returned to a museum Germany,
said the director of the Toledo Museum
of Art.
The device, called an astronomical
compendium or astrolabe, disappeared
from the Gotha Museum in Gotha,
Germany, sometime in 1945.
This was a one-of-a-kind scientific
device, said Brian Kennedy, president
and director of the Toledo museum. Its
sad to see it go, but its not ours.
Americans occupied Gotha during the
war and many of the museums collections were moved in 1945 to the former
Soviet Union once authority over the area
was transferred to from the United States.
The astronomical device, though, was
one of the few items from the museum
that didnt end up in the Soviet Union.
Instead, it landed in the hands of a
New York art dealer before it was sold for
$6,500 in 1954 for the Toledo Museum
of Art.
The museum in 2013 received a letter
from the director of the Gotha Museum,
saying that it found out about the piece

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in Toledo and believed it belonged to the


Gotha Museum.
Kennedy said they reviewed documentation, including photographs, from
the Gotha Museum and determined that
the piece on display in Toledo was most
likely one and the same.
The two museums then reached an
agreement to get the historically valuable
piece back to its rightful owner, Kennedy
said.
Weve recognized theres been a cultural shift in how museums conduct
themselves, he said. Theres much
more scrutiny in how museums obtain
their objects and transparency now.
This is the fourth time since 2010 that
the Toledo museum has returned art that
belonged to someone else.
Last year, the museum announced
that an 11th-century Indian statue was
likely stolen from an Indian temple. The
museum bought the small bronze statue
from a New York dealer now charged
in India.
The institution also returned a mermaid figure stolen during World War II
to a German museum in 2011 and an
illegally looted ancient water jug to Italy
in 2013.

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DAYTON (AP) A truck


owner says the city of Dayton
should compensate him for
sinkhole damage that left his
truck inoperable.
The Dayton Daily News
reports that 52-year-old Mike
McDonald is infuriated that
the city rejected his $10,000
claim. He says the city should
have known about water line
problems that caused the road
to collapse, with his 2000
Chevy S-10 plunging into the
sinkhole last Nov. 18.
He had to pay for a replacement truck, and also is paying storage fees on his inoperable truck.
Basically, I went from no
car payment to a $338-a-month
payment, McDonald said.
Dayton officials say the city
isnt legally liable. It didnt
have any prior notice of a
road defect. The collapse was
caused by a water main break.
We pay the claims we are
legally responsible to pay, bu
the case law says were not the
insurer of people who travel on
the roadways, said John Musto,
Daytons assistant attorney.
Officials say the city could
have been liable had officials
known about a roadway problem and had time to correct
it. Officials said they couldnt
have known about the break
until it happened.
McDonald said he has considered suing, but is afraid
hell just get stuck with another bill.

ty-based correctional facilities. State grants


to county courts also encouraged alternatives
to prison.
Mike Brickner, senior policy director
for the American Civil Liberties Union of
Ohio, credits Republican Gov. John Kasichs
administration with taking moderate steps
to support rehabilitation programs and other
community alternatives. Brickner said he
has guarded optimism about the slower-than-expected growth in inmate numbers
but said the prison population remains too
large and more funding is needed for alternative sentencing and rehabilitation.

State law to open


Art museum to return likely
access to adoptees
stolen artifact to Germany
birth certificates

Bettys Farm announces Summer Enrichment dates

Driver upset city


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to get their birth certificates under a state law going into effect
next month.
The law allows individuals adopted between January
1, 1964, and September 18, 1996, to request their adoption files from the Ohio Department of Healths Bureau
of Vital Statistics. This will give about 400,000 adoptees easier access to birth certificates that may provide
medical history information, the Dayton Daily News
reported.
Birth certificates before and after those dates already
are considered public records. But a 1996 change to Ohio
law wasnt made retroactive to include adoptees born
between those dates, meaning they had to petition courts
for access. The new law includes adoptees born in that
32-year period.
Birth parents from that period have until March 19 to
have their names removed from the records. The law signed
in 2013 required a waiting period before adoptees and their
adult direct descendants could request their adoption files and
birth certificates. But they may make those requests beginning March 20.
As of Wednesday, 74 birth parents had requested their
names be removed from the records, said Rena Boler, adoption manager for the Office of Vital Statistics. But Boler said
birth parents wanting to redact their names must complete
a social and medical history that could later be seen by an
adoptee.
Birth parents may also complete a form indicating
whether they wish to be contacted by a biological child who
subsequently requests the records. Those forms must be
signed and notarized along with two forms of identification
and returned by mail or in person to the Ohio Department of
Health in Columbus. Only biological parents may complete
the form.
Beth Miller, of Centerville, is eager for the new access. She
was born in Cleveland at a hospital for unwed mothers and
adopted in 1967.
Miller found her birth mother last year with the help
of Adoption Network Cleveland. The two havent met,
but communicate online, she said. She hopes records
obtained under the new law will help her identify her
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Vince Vaughn, Kid Rock headline Daytona entertainment


DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) Here
are some things to know about all the prerace entertainment that were on at Daytona
International Speedway before NASCARs
season-opening Daytona 500:

VINCE VAUGHN: The Daytona 500 went


old school with its selection of Vince Vaughn
as grand marshal. Before Vaughn gave the
command for drivers to start their engines,
the Unfinished Business star had a bit of a
long-distance dedication:
Id like to start this Daytona 500 off with
a love song, he said.
Vaughn refrained Sunday from belting out
a tune he made his name as a swinger not a
singer but he was still a big hit at Daytona
International Speedway. Vaughn said he had
not practiced giving the most famous command in racing.
I like to let the feelings hit me, he said
Vaughn is the latest in a long list of
Hollywood actors who have served as Daytona
500 grand marshal, including James Franco,
Chris Evans, John Travolta, Ben Affleck,
Nicolas Cage and Matthew McConaughey.
Unfinished Business is about a small
business owner (Vaughn) and his two associates on a business trip that goes off the rails.
The film opens March 6.
Leave the toddlers at home, Vaughn
said. Unless thats your parenting style.

Thats your business.

KID ROCK: Kid Rock felt right at home


at Daytona.
Its the redneck Super Bowl, he said. It
lines up pretty well in my wheelhouse.
Rock headlined the Daytona 500 pre-race
concert Sunday. He performed several hits as
well as his new single First Kiss on pit road.
Rocks next album drops Tuesday. He hopes
fans enjoy his new material as much as they
did hits like Bawitdaba and Cowboy.
Im still awaiting the day when you show
up and say youre going to play some new
stuff and people kind of head to the bathroom
to get a beer, he said. I hope I know when
that day comes so I can be courteous enough
to play the old stuff for them as much as they
want.
Rock loves NASCAR and counts Tony
Stewart and Jimmie Johnson among his
friends. He has attended races as both a fan
and a performer.
It seems like we have a little more tempers these days, Rock said. Lets face it, it
adds to the excitement, it adds to the drama.
Its still to me one of the greatest sports. Its
more un-politically correct than anything else.

AMY PURDY: Amy Purdy grew accustom to the speeds and high-banked turns at
Daytona about as well as any non-driver at

Birdman tops Spirit Awards;


Keaton takes best actor
SANTA MONICA, Calif.
(AP) A day before it may
soar at the Oscars, Birdman
spread its wings at the 30th
Independent Film Spirit
Awards, winning best picture,
best actor for Michael Keaton
and best cinematography.
The elegantly stitched
together backstage comedy
came away the big winner at
the annual pre-Oscars afternoon celebration of independent film on Saturday.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritus
Birdman won over what
many consider its stiffest
competition, the 12-yearsin-the-making Boyhood,
though that films maker,
Richard Linklater, still took
the directing honor.
As
Hollywood
has
increasingly devoted itself to
global blockbusters, the Spirit
Awards once a casual indie
appetizer to the Oscars
feels more and more like the
center of the industry, or at
least a more idealized version
of it. Set in a beachside tent in
Santa Monica the day before
the Academy Awards are held
across town, the Spirits
broadcast live this year for the
first time variously boasted
of growing prominence and
of preserving a way of moviemaking often regarded as
obsolete at the studios.
We are threatened to
become a species in extinction, said Inarritu, the
Mexican filmmaker, accepting the best feature award.
But the blur between the
Spirit Award and the Oscars,
despite their vastly different
dress codes, is nearly complete. Last years acting Spirit
winners all mirrored the next
days Oscar winners, and 12
Years a Slave triumphed at
both ceremonies.
The same could be true
this year, where Oscar
front-runners Julianne Moore
(Still Alice), J.K. Simmons
(Whiplash) and Patricia
Arquette (Boyhood) all
won Spirit Awards. (Notably
absent, however, was possible best-actor winner Eddie
Redmayne from The Theory
of Everything, a movie that
wasnt eligible.)
Backstage, Redmaynes
chief rival, Keaton, basked
in the final glow of a lengthy
awards season.
Ill be in the fetal position, bawling, three months
from now, missing it, said
an exuberant Keaton. Before
Birdman, the 63-year-old
veteran actor had never been
nominated for an Oscar.
But even if the Spirit
Awards can feel more and
more like an Academy Awards
dress rehearsal, they still seek
to highlight films that often
struggle to get made or to find
distribution.

We made this movie in


23 days for $4 million, said
Moore of the Alzheimers
disease drama Still Alice.
I brought my own bras,
and my own food. I begged
my friend Alec Baldwin to do
it, she said.
Nightcrawler, the dark
Los Angeles noir, won two
Spirit Awards: best first feature for Dan Gilroy, as well as
best screenplay for his script.
Gilroy, who recalled years
of writing screenplays to bigger-budget films that never
got made, tersely applauded
those in attendance as holdouts of a tsunami of superhero movies that have swept
over this industry. We have
survived. We have thrived.
The line the Spirit Awards
straddle wasnt always so clear.
Hosts Fred Armisen and Kristen
Bell opened the ceremony with
a medley, with Armisen singing,
Im a little bit indie, and Bell
echoing Im a little bit studio.
The biggest gasp in the audience came when Paul Thomas
Anderson, who shared in the
Spirits Robert Altman Award
for the ensemble cast of his
Inherent Vice, dared to criticize a sponsor, cursing American
Airlines for losing his bags.
Later, director Bennett
Miller, whose Foxcatcher
won the Special Distinction
Award for its uniqueness of
vision, read a note from a
remorseful Anderson: I said
some bad things. I feel bad.
I was trying to exhibit my
independent spirit. I thought
if I wore a flannel shirt and
said a bad word, you would
love me more. My apologies
to American Airlines. It was
actually United.
But the theme of commerce
versus art held throughout the
Spirit Awards, where winners
lamented thinner checks but
took pride in more soulful
films. When Boyhood star
Ethan Hawke accepted the
best director award for an
absent Linklater, he called the
film a flare gun to inspire
other radical visions.
What Rick always said:
its the Wild West out there.
This art form is so young,
Hawke said. There are so
many stories to be told and its
going to be told not by corporate America but by you.
One of the awards most
moving speeches came from
Justin Simien, who won best
first screenplay for his Dear
White People script, a satirical comedy about black students at an Ivy League college.
I started writing this 10
years ago because I didnt
see myself in the culture,
said Simien. If you dont see
yourself in the culture, please
put yourself there because we
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the famed track.


A Paralympics snowboarder and a finalist
on Dancing With the Stars, Purdy will serve as
the official pace car driver for the Daytona 500.
She spent hours training Saturday to get
ready to pace the field during caution laps.
It compares a little bit to what I do,
Purdy said. I have raced in snowboarding
and I race boarder-cross, and we have banked,
slalom turns, so I understand line choice,
which was pretty cool, being able to take the
line high and drop low or take it low and go
high.
That actually became familiar pretty
quickly. But driving a car with power, the car
handles that track so well. I wont be able to
go as fast as I would like to go. Setting the
pace at 55, which actually makes the banks
seems that much steeper because youre very
aware youre kind of driving on a wall.
Purdy lost her legs at the age of 19 as a
result of meningitis. Since then, the Las Vegas
native has become a three-time World Cup
para-snowboard winner, founded the nonprofit Adaptive Action Sports organization
and recently appeared in a Toyota commercial
during the Super Bowl that featured Purdy
snowboarding and dancing to a voiceover of
Muhammad Alis How Great I Am speech.

U.S. WOMENS SOCCER: Superstar


Abby Wambach and teammates Kelley

OHara and Christie Rampone were honorary starters and waved the green flag to start
the race. Yes, they were allowed to use their
hands. The U.S. womens soccer players also
got a tour of Daytona and a fast ride in the
pace car.
Its one of the coolest things ever,
OHara said.
Added Wambach: You can never explain
or understand it until you experience it. It was
fun, a lot of fun. Getting up high in the wall
and the turns, everything in your body is like,
We shouldnt still be on Earth. We should be
down there, but because of all the gravity and
forces at work, its pretty incredible.
There was one moment of pause: when
driver JJ Yeley showed the trio and took
one hand off the wheel at 140 mph to point
to where he wrecked in the Xfinity Series
opener Saturday.
Keep your eyes on the road, Wambach
responded.

PHILLIP PHILLIPS: Former American


Idol winner Phillip Phillips felt few nerves
before he sang the national anthem.
It was the rest of his body parts that gave
him concern.
Unlike most celebrities who attend, Phillips
said he was raised a NASCAR fan and enjoyed
the opportunity to perform. He even took a
spin around the speedway in a pace car.

Fifty Shades of Grey stays


on top of weekend box office
LOS ANGELES (AP) Fifty
Shades of Grey didnt relinquish control of the box office.
Universals erotic drama starring
Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan
earned $23.2 million at No. 1 in its second weekend at the box office, according to studio estimates Sunday. The
adaptation of E.L. James best-selling
novel earned an additional $68.1 million
overseas.
Despite the victory, director Sam
Taylor-Johnsons Fifty Shades of Grey
plummeted a steep 73 percent from its
record-breaking $85 million three-day
debut over Presidents Day weekend.
There was a pent-up demand and
excitement for Fifty Shades of Grey
last weekend, so this was its destiny
after it broke the box-office record for
the biggest opening in February and
didnt have the added bonus of a holiday weekend, said Paul Dergarabedian,
senior media analyst for box office firm
Rentrak.
The action spy film Kingsman: The
Secret Service and the family friendly
The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out
of Water similarly maintained their
respective No. 2 and No. 3 spots at
the box office in their second and third
weekends.
Foxs Kingsman nabbed $17.5 million, while Paramounts SpongeBob
soaked up another $15.5 million.
A trio of newcomers failed to crack
the top three.

Disneys cross-country racing tale


McFarland, USA with Kevin Costner
launched at No. 4 with $11.3 million.
Lionsgates high school comedy The
DUFF debuted at No. 5 with $11 million. Paramounts wacky sequel Hot
Tub Time Machine 2 opened at No. 7
with $5.8 million.
A few Oscar contenders received
a boost at the box office ahead of
Sundays 87th annual Academy Awards.
American Sniper, which is up for
six awards, including best picture and
best actor for Bradley Cooper, racked up
another $9.6 million at No. 6 in its ninth
weekend of release.
The Imitation Game, nominated
for eight Academy Awards, including
best actor for Benedict Cumberbatch
and best supporting actress for Keira
Knightley, came in at No. 9 with $2.5
million in its 13th weekend.
Still Alice, which features best
actress front runner Julianne Moore,
earned $2.2 million after expanding to
765 theaters in its sixth weekend.

Estimated ticket sales for Friday


through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian
theaters, according to Rentrak. Final
domestic figures will be released today.
1. Fifty Shades of Grey, $23.2 million ($68.1 million international).
2. Kingsman: The Secret Service,
$17.5 million ($33 million international).
3. The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge

Out of Water, $15.5 million. ($21.9


million international.)
4. McFarland, USA, $11.3 million.
5. The DUFF, $11 million.
6. American Sniper, $9.6 million
($20.5 million international).
7. Hot Tub Time Machine 2, $5.8
million.
8. Jupiter Ascending, $3.6 million
($8.9 million international).
9. The Imitation Game, $2.5 million ($6.7 million international).
10. Paddington, $2.3 million ($1
million international).

Estimated ticket sales for Friday


through Sunday at international theaters (excluding the U.S. and Canada),
according to Rentrak:
1. Fifty Shades of Grey, $68.1
million.
2. (tie) Kingsman: The Secret
Service, $33 million.
2. (tie) Dragon Blade, $33 million.
3. From Vegas to Macau II, $29
million.
4. The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge
Out of Water, $21.9 million.
5. American Sniper, $20.5 million.
6. Snow Girl and the Dark Crystal,
$17 million.
7. Wolf Totem, $14 million.
8. Detective K: The Laborers
Daughter, $12.5 million.
9. Daddy, Where Are We Going? 2,
$11.5 million.
10. Big Hero 6, $11 million.

Destinations cultivate celebrities to woo their fans


NEW YORK (AP) Dolly Parton promoting her
Tennessee hometown? Of course. Taylor Swift promoting
New York? That takes a little explaining, but OK, we get it.
Brad Pitt promoting Manitoba? Definitely not.
Destinations are carefully cultivating relationships with
celebrities whose fans are seen as potential visitors. But the
connection between famous people and the places they promote is not always obvious. Celebs have always endorsed
products, but its easier to appear in an ad for a credit card than
to represent a place you dont know much about. And thats
when things get interesting.
Its obvious why Dolly Parton promotes Sevierville,
Tennessee: The famous country singer grew up there. But
New York tourism officials took some guff when Taylor
Swift became the citys global welcome ambassador last fall.
Critics said she was a bland, inauthentic representative for a
city known for bagels, hip-hop and opinionated locals. City
officials said it was a great way for New York to woo Swifts
millennial fans.
Another unlikely partnership was floated in a spoof claiming Manitoba tourism had spent $1 million to recruit Brad Pitt.
The item, which ran last fall on the Canadian Broadcasting
Corp.s This is That program, suggested Manitoba might get
international recognition if Pitt were to mention the province in an interview with a Hollywood magazine or website.
The joke led to inquiries from folks who didnt realize it
was satire. Tourism Manitoba spokeswoman Cathy Senecal
confirmed that while Pitt would be welcome any time, the
region has not recruited him. She hastened to add that celebrities sometimes visit the region on their own, usually to watch
polar bears.
In 2012, actress Tori Spelling was hired to connect
Newport Beach, California, to her Twitter followers. Spelling
didnt have to visit Newport Beach or say anything special
about it. But she did tweet photos and links as part of a
tourism giveaway in a campaign organized by IZEA, a
company that helps to connect social media influencers and

destinations.
A recent visit to Hong Kong by actor Chris Noth of Sex
and the City and Good Wife fame led tourism officials
there to say in an email that Noth could help Hong Kong target
achievers in New York.
Some campaigns do employ locals. Turismo de Portugal
works with mega-soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo to promote
his native Portugal in China, where hes known as C Luo.
His picture appears on posters with messages in Chinese
that Portugal is world famous and full of spectacular
places.
Other campaigns have a specific theme. Santa Monica,
California, gets more foreign tourists from Australia than
any other country, so the local Convention & Visitors Bureau
recruited a pair of Australian TV personalities, Luke Hines
and Scott Gooding, as ambassadors. Hines and Gooding
are celebrity chefs, cookbook authors, trainers and outdoor
types, so their healthy lifestyle message meshes with Santa
Monicas image. The partnership has been an absolute
home run for us, said Santa Monica CVB spokeswoman
Jackie Alvarez.
New York officials say their partnership with Swift has
also been enormously successful, generating free publicity for
the city worth well over $25 million. Even the pushback we
got from the locals was a good thing because people felt passionate about New York, said NYC & Company CEO Fred
Dixon. It was part of the dialogue, and kept the story alive
and kept it going. It generated so much excitement and talk all
over the world in interesting ways.
Swift took no fee for her services, and her spokeswoman
declined to comment on whats in the arrangement for the
famous singer. But its not hard to imagine how the wholesome Swift, a tween favorite, might benefit from branding
herself as a New Yorker. Helen Firth of Added Value, a
strategic marketing consulting firm, says it may be a way of
ramping up her cool-factor, giving her saccharine appeal a
little edge.

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COMMUNITY

LANDMARK

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CALENDAR OF
EVENTS

TODAY
9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Ottoville
Branch Library is open.
11:30 a.m. Mealsite at
Delphos Senior Citizen Center,
301 Suthoff St.
6:30 p.m. Shelter from
the Storm support group meets
in the Delphos Public Library
basement.
7 p.m. Ottoville village
council meets at the municipal
building.
Marion Township Trustees
meet at the township house.
7:30 p.m. Delphos
Eagles Aerie 471 meets at the
Eagles Lodge.
TUESDAY
11:30 a.m. Mealsite at
Delphos Senior Citizen Center,
301 Suthoff St.
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The
Delphos Museum of Postal
History, 339 N. Main St., is
open.
7 p.m. Delphos Area
Simply Quilters meets at the
Delphos Area Chamber of
Commerce, 306 N. Main St.
7:30 p.m. Alcoholics
Anonymous, First Presbyterian
Church, 310 W. Second St.
7:30 p.m. Elida village
council meets at the town hall.

Schergers kindergarten class at St. Johns Elementary School


St. Johns Elementary School kindergarten students in Miriam Schergers class include, front from left, Trent Bonifas, Drew Gossard, Eli
Stant, Henry Rode and Trayce Brickner; middle row, Avery Pohlman, Madison Hablitzel, Alexis Landweher, Claire Martz, Natalie Bewsey
and Gianna Lee; and back, Jackson Wiechart, Skyleigh Loomis, Harry Ricker, Amber Gerdeman, Zachary Bockey, Kaylie Sunderhaus and
Scherger. (DHI Media/Stephanie Groves)

WEDNESDAY
9 a.m. - noon Putnam
County Museum is open, 202
E. Main St. Kalida.
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The
Delphos Museum of Postal
History, 339 N. Main St., is
open.
11:30 a.m. Mealsite at
Delphos Senior Citizen Center,
301 Suthoff St.
Noon Rotary Club meets
at The Grind.
6 p.m. Shepherds of
Christ Associates meet in the
St. Johns Chapel.
7 p.m. Bingo at St.
Johns Little Theatre.
THURSDAY
9-11 a.m. The Delphos
Canal Commission Museum,
241 N. Main St., is open.
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The
Delphos Museum of Postal
History, 339 N. Main St., is
open.
11:30 a.m. Mealsite at
Delphos Senior Citizen Center,
301 Suthoff St.
3-7 p.m. The Interfaith
Thrift Store is open for shopping.
7:30 p.m. American
Legion Post 268, 415 N. State
St.

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Museum to host spinners, weavers

The Allen County Historical Society will present an afternoon of spinning and weaving demonstrations sponsored
by the Hawg Creek Spinners and Weavers Guild called
The Ancient Art of Fiber from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Sunday.
The afternoon will include demonstrations and hands-on
opportunities. Try your hand at spinning on a wheel or
drop spindle, weaving on table-top looms, knitting, and
rug hooking. There will be examples of finished projects.
The public is invited to bring their own equipment for an
FRIDAY
assessment of condition and to learn how to use it. This
7:30 a.m. Delphos
program is free and open to the public. (Submitted photo)
Optimist Club, A&W DriveIn, 924 E. Fifth St.
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The
Delphos Museum of Postal
History, 339 N. Main St., is
open.
11 a.m.-4 p.m. Interfaith
Thrift Store is open for shopping.
11:30 a.m. Mealsite at
Delphos Senior Citizen Center,
301 Suthoff St.
SATURDAY
9 a.m.-noon Interfaith
Thrift Store is open for shopping.
St. Vincent dePaul Society,
located at the east edge of the
St. Johns High School parking
lot, is open.
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Delphos
Postal Museum is open.
12:15 p.m. Testing of
warning sirens by Delphos
Fire and Rescue.
1-3 p.m. The Delphos
Canal Commission Museum,
241 N. Main St., is open.
7 p.m. Bingo at St.
Johns Little Theatre.
SUNDAY
1-3 p.m. The Delphos
Canal Commission Museum,
241 N. Main St., is open.
MONDAY
11:30 a.m. Mealsite at
Delphos Senior Citizen Center,
301 Suthoff St.
6:30 p.m. Shelter from
the Storm support group meets
in the Delphos Public Library
basement.

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SPORTS

Joey Logano gives Roger Penske


another Daytona 500 win
By JENNA FRYER
Associated Press
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. Soaked
in booze but drinking a Coke, Joey
Logano fretted over how he and his new
bride would celebrate his most significant victory.
I dont how to party, the 24-yearold said with a sheepish grin.
Winning the Daytona 500 will provide him the ultimate chance to unleash.
More than two years after nearly
washing out of one of NASCARs top
rides, Logano surged to the front of the
sport with Sundays win in The Great
American Race. The victory earned
Logano an automatic berth in the championship race and ended a rough week
for NASCAR marked with multiple
wrecks, the injury of a star driver and a
headline-grabbing suspension.
Despite all the drama leading into the
season-opening race, the event itself was
one of the more anticlimactic in recent
years despite white-knuckle racing over
the final 50 miles. Logano surged ahead
of the pack on a two-lap sprint to the
finish and had command when a wreck
behind him brought out a caution that
allowed him to coast to the finish line.
Then the champagne spray began.
After the victory lane party, Logano
wasnt sure what he and new wife
Brittany should do next. The couple was
married in December.
When I first started racing, I wasnt
21, so milk and cookies was my partying. Now Im old enough, said Logano,
who won $1.58 million for first place.
Usually Brittany and I sit down and
re-watch the race.
Logano, who has spent seven years
trying to live up to impossible expectations, raced to the biggest win of his
career as he continued to reward Roger
Penske for catapulting him into one

Hes the second youngest Daytona


of NASCARs top stars. Nicknamed
Sliced Bread when he broke into the 500 winner in history, behind Trevor
Sprint Cup Series at 18 because so Bayne, who was 20 when he pulled off
many predicted him to be the next big an upset victory in 2011.
Loganos win gave Ford a sweep
thing, Logano found himself searchof the opening weekend at
ing for a new job after four
Daytona. Tyler Reddick won
underwhelming seasons at
Friday nights Truck Series
Joe Gibbs Racing.
race driving for Keselowski,
Penske snatched him up
and Ryan Reed won the
before the 2013 season and
Xfinity race on Saturday for
the move jumpstarted his
Roush Fenway Racing.
career. He made the field of
Ford also won the prestifour drivers in last years
gious Rolex 24 at Daytona in
championship finale and was
January with Chip Ganassi
in contention until a poor late
Racing.
pit stop.
It capped a week that
Theres no better rebound
began with all the attention
from that disappointment
on Jeff Gordon, who started
than giving the The Captain
Logano
in pole position in his final
his second Daytona 500 title.
Penske, one of the most respected team Daytona 500. The 4-time NASCAR
owners in motorsports, also has a record champion, who is retiring at the end of
the year, led 77 of the first 100 laps and
15 Indianapolis 500 wins.
After the win, Logano reflected on a race-high 87 laps in all.
But he was involved in the late accithe uncertainty he had about his future
at 22 years old after looking his place dent that helped Logano win. Gordon
finished 33rd.
with Gibbs.
It was a minor wreck, far less severe
Some of the emotions you go
through, you start to think, Man, am I than the many crashes that occurred
going to have a job next year? Thats over the last eight days at Daytona. On
kind of hard as a race car driver, Saturday, NASCAR star Kyle Busch
Logano said. I poured all my eggs broke his right leg and left foot in a
in one basket. You dont know whats crash during the Xfinity race that has
him sidelined for several months.
going to happen.
At the same time he was in surWho would ever guess three years
down the road wed be sitting here gery, older brother Kurt Busch was
saying were Daytona 500 champions? before a NASCAR appeals officer fighting to have his indefinite suspension
Thats crazy. Life is a roller coaster.
Penske, who last year won the overturned. NASCAR punished him on
IndyCar championship with Will Friday for an alleged domestic assault
Power and the owners championship in on his ex-girlfriend in September and he
NASCARs Xfinity Series, said he never spent Saturday in two phases of appeals.
It made Sunday the first Daytona 500
hesitated in hiring Logano.
Its paid off in spades for us, said in 15 years without one of the Busch
Penske. This is just the start, I think, of brothers in the field.
a career. Hes going to be a guy at the
top for a long time.

Musketeer boys hang on vs. Rockets


By DAVE BONINSEGNA
DH Media Correspondent
news@delphosherald.com
PANDORA Free
throws can make or break a
basketball contest.
On Saturday night at The
Launching Pad of PandoraGilboa High School, the
home-team Rockets and the
Fort Jennings Musketeers
had a plethora of opportunities from the charity stripe in
their Putnam County League
boys basketball contest.
The teams combined for
39 out of 59 chances with the
injury-depleted guests draining 14-of-23 before coming
away with a 60-56 victory to
improve to 6-13 overall and
3-3 in the PCL.
They kept the extremely
young Rockets winless in the
league with a 3-17 overall
mark and 0-6 PCL record.
The game was fastpaced from the get-go with
a UNLV Running Rebel-

like style. Lead exchanges


were prevalent as the foes
exchanged baskets with
frequency. However, the
Musketeers were paced by
Austin Kehres game-leading
26 points as the team leader
drained three from long range
and 16 points in the first half.
Kehres set the tone
for a Fort Jennings
17-11 lead after one
quarter.
Fort Jennings had
balanced scoring of
its own with three
players getting in double figures: besides Kehres
with 26, Alex Berelsman and
Brandon Wehri chipped in
11 each.
Colin Fenstermaker led an
even more balanced home
team with 16 points, Drew
Johnson had 14, while Ryan
Lee and Cooper McCullough
both had 11 markers.
The Rockets shot an
impressive 25-of-35 from the
foul line (71.4%) for the game

and kept 13-of-19 from the


line in the fourth. Despite not
regaining the lead, the home
team kept it close throughout, not allowing more than a
10-point deficit.
Jennings went up 36-26
at the halftime break when
Wehri hit a shot at the buzzer.
Trips to the charity stripe were a
premium in the second half, especially
for the guests; the
Musketeers were
2-of-2 from the line
in the first half and
made 23 attempts in the second 16 minutes.
Along with the foul-shot
opportunities come foul troubles; Jennings had two players foul out of the contest
as Wehri and Mark Metzger
both had to exit early.
The Musketeers took a
45-39 advantage heading into
the final canto and used a
late surge and made key foul
shots to keep the Rockets

from gaining ground.


Johnson delivered on
6-of-9 from the stripe in the
final period and cut the deficit to 59-56 with 7.5 seconds
to go but time ran out on the
Rockets as the Musketeers
held on for the victory.
The teams combined for
just three baskets made from
the field in the final canto
with all of the points scored
coming from the foul line.
The JV contest went to
P-G 36-35.
Jennings hosts Arlington
tonight in a contest postponed from Dec. 5.
P-G visits Continental 6
p.m. Thursday.

Fort Jennings (60)


Berelsman 4-1-11, Neidert 1-1-3,
Metzger 1-0-2, Grone 2-3-7, Kehres 7-826, Wehri 4-3-11. Totals 13-6-16-60.
Pandora-Gilboa (56)
Lee 4-3-11, McCullough 2-5-11,
Johnson 4-6-14, Fenstermaker 5-4-16,
Phillips 1-2-4. Total 12-4-20-56.
Score by Quarters
Fort Jennings 17 19 9 15 - 60
Pandora-Gilboa 11 15 11 19 - 56
Three-point goals: Fort Jennings,
Kehres 4, Berelsman 2; Pandora-Gilboa,
McCullough 2, Fenstermaker 2.

James Hahn wins Riviera in a playoff


Associated Press
LOS ANGELES Too nervous to
look, too stunned to dance, James Hahn
won the Northern Trust Open for his
first PGA Tour title Sunday by holing a
25-foot birdie putt on the third extra hole
at Riviera.
In a wild finish off Sunset Boulevard
just as the Academy Awards was getting
started, Hahn wound up with the trophy
against a field of far bigger names to
earn his first trip to the Masters.
He got up-and-down from behind the
18th green in regulation to save par for
a 2-under 69. And that turned out to be
good enough for a playoff when Dustin
Johnson missed a 10-foot birdie putt for
the win. Johnson closed with a 69.
Paul Casey joined them in the playoff
at 6-under 278 when he made bogey on
the 18th hole for a 68.
Sergio Garcia finished bogey-bogey
for a 71 to finish one shot out of the
playoff. Jordan Spieth, thinking he needed birdie to get to 7 under for a playoff,
nearly holed his aggressive chip on the
18th, and then missed the 6-foot par putt
coming back. He shot 70 and missed the
playoff by one, as did Keegan Bradley
(68) and Hideki Matsuyama (67).
All three players made par on the
18th in the playoff, then headed to the
10th hole, 310 yards of endless trouble.
Casey was in the best shape just left of
the green, hit a good chip to 15 feet and

missed his putt.


personal challenges, made bogey with
Hahn and Johnson were in the rough a wedge in his hand on the par-5 17th
behind the green and both hit daring flop when he hit into a bunker, costing him a
shots over the back bunker that turned out clear path toward winning.
perfectly. Hahn made his birdie from 10
Garcia let this one get away just as
feet and Johnson matched him from 3 feet. badly.
On the par-3 14th hole, Hahn pumped
He had a 1-shot lead playing the
his fist when his 25-foot putt broke gen- 17th and hooked his drive into the trees.
tly to the right and into the
Then, he blew his 50-foot putt
cup. He kept his head down
from the fringe some 8 feet
when Johnson stood over his
by the hole and missed the
12-foot birdie try to extend
par putt. Tied for the lead, he
the playoff, looking up only
pulled another tee shot into
when he heard the groans
the left rough, came up short
instead of a cheer.
and chipped weakly to 25 feet
This is amazing, Hahn
for a bogey-bogey finish.
said. I never would have
Ive always been truthful to
thought I would win this
myself and I didnt deserve to win
tournament.
this week. Its as simple as that,
A shoe salesman as he
Garcia said. It caught up with
tried to find his way in golf,
my on the last six, seven holes. It
Hahn
Hahn was best known until
was already a good effort for me
now for his Gangnam Style
to have a chance. Unfortunately,
celebration of his birdie two years ago its never nice to finish bogey-bogey. But I
on the 16th hole at the Phoenix Open.
cant really be disappointed because I didnt
Hahn is the first player from Cal play well enough.
to win on the PGA Tour. He still has
Retief Goosen held on as long as he
72 more wins to catch up with that could until a horrid stretch on the back
other Golden Bear Jack Nicklaus nine. The 46-year-old South African,
though this was a great way to start.
going for his first victory in nearly six
He gets into his first World Golf years, went from the trees on the left to
Championship in two week at Doral, the trees on the right and made double
and hes headed to the Masters.
bogey on No. 13. He followed with two
Johnson, in his third tournament since more bogeys. Only a pair of birdies at
returning from a six-month break to seek the end salvaged an otherwise miserable
professional help for what he called final round and he closed with a 75.

St. Johns Alex Odenweller battles with Isiah Frazier of


Bath at mid-court during Saturday nights non-league boys
basketball contest at The Bath Tub. (DHI Media/Larry Heiing)

Blue Jays gain


road win at Bath
By LARRY HEIING
DHI Media Correspondent
news@delphosherald.com

BATH TOWNSHIP With some area basketball games


cancelled Saturday due to the weather, St. Johns made the
short trek to Bath Township for a matchup with the Bath
Wildcats at The Tub.
The Blue Jay boys made the trip worthwhile for their fans
with a 60-49 victory for their third straight win and first over
Bath since 2011.
The Jays were playing their final back-to-back weekend of
the season and were coming off a physical Midwest Athletic
Conference battle over New Bremen the night before.
St. Johns turned the ball over on their first possession as
Andrew Renner picked off a pass and scored at the other end.
If the Jays were physically and mentally strained, it didnt
last long as that would be the only lead of the evening for the
Wildcats. Tyler Conley put the Jays in front with a jumper
from the corner and scored inside off an assist from Andy
Grothouse. After freshman Harrison Gough tied the game for
Bath, Grothouse swished a triple as the Jays led 7-4. The St.
Johns big men established their inside game as Conley scored
on a crosscourt layup and Tim Kreeger muscled inside for a
bucket. A defensive steal by Grothouse resulted in a coast-tocoast layin as the Jays lead grew to five. The Wildcats scored
the next five points to pull even but Alex Odenweller connected on a jumper from the paint as the Jays led 15-13 after one.
The second period opened with a 3-point bomb from
Odenweller and a jumper from the corner by Conley. Bath
went on another 5-0 run to knot the game at a perfect vision
score of 20/20. The Jays went back in front when Kreeger
alertly grabbed a loose ball under the rim for the putback.
Conley, who was a perfect 5-of-5 from the field in the first half,
landed a jumper from the foul line, countered up with a triple
by Chad Frey to even the score with 3:41 remaining in the half.
Bath went scoreless from that point, failing to land a shot on
their final six possessions. Meanwhile, Odenweller scored on
an offensive rebound and showed Michael Jordan-like hang
time on a drive for a hoop. Evan Hays displayed his quickness
on the floor in snatching a loose errant ball in the paint for a
31-25 lead for the Jays heading into the locker room.
See JAYS, page 7

Bluffton University Roundup


Bluffton men earn HCAC tourney
spot
By Ryan Schadewald
Sports information assistant
LEXINGTON, Ky. - The Bluffton
University mens basketball team earned
its way into the Heartland Collegiate
Athletic Conference tournament the hard
way by defeating Transylvania 87-76 in
overtime on Saturday in a virtual play-in
game.
Transylvania needed a deuce from
Tommy Sirkin with 4.2 seconds left to
send the contest to overtime but three
straight triples, one from Austin Rohde
(Shelby) and two from freshman Andrew
Finley (Cincinnati/Walnut Hills), sealed
the deal in the overtime period.
The Beavers finish the regular season 14-11 and 10-8 in the HCAC. The
Pioneers wrap up their season 12-13 and
9-9 in conference play.
The win also delivered Bluffton Head
Coach Guy Neal his 300th career victory
in dramatic fashion.
Bluffton led for the entirety of the
opening half, which started with an 8-2
run for the Beavers with Rohde scoring
all eight for the visitors. The Pioneers
pulled within two points a couple of times
in the half but Bluffton rattled off nine
straight to get it back to double digits
(22-11) at the 5:09 mark before Transy
trimmed it to eight at the break.
The second half started with a bucket
from Joshua Woodrich (Navarre/Central
Christian), pushing the lead back to double figures but Transylvania countered
with 12 of the next 14 markers to knot the
game with 16:21 on the clock. Bluffton
responded with eight straight on a deuce
from Woodrich and back-to-back triples
from Finley and freshman Austin Moore
(Maumee/St. Johns Jesuit).
At the 3:05 mark, Bluffton still held
a 59-51 lead when the Pioneers scored
eight straight to tie it at 59 with 43
seconds to play. A hoop-and-harm from
Thayne Recker (Arlington) made it a
3-point game with 42 ticks remaining. A
layup got the Pioneers within one before
two freebies from Billy Taflinger (Lima/
Central Catholic) made it 64-61. Transy
would return to make two before Recker
split a pair of free throws to make it two
points with 17 seconds left. Sirkin freed
himself under the bucket with 4.3 on the
clock and Finleys missed triple sent it
to overtime.
The teams went back-and-forth early
in the overtime period but with Transy
leading by a point with 2:32 remaining,
Rohde drained a triple to put Bluffton
up by two. Finley exploded with back-toback trifectas for an eight-point advantage with 1:07 left. Bluffton then did what
it has done all season and that was seal
the game from the free throw line, knocking down 13-of-14 in the overtime period!
The Beavers dominated the rebounding battle, 45-27, in one of the key stats

to Blufftons victory, including pulling


13 off the offensive glass. Bluffton also
shot well once again, including 26-of-29
(89.7 percent) from the charity stripe.
The visitors drilled 9-of-21 (42.9 percent)
from deep and 26-of-61 (42.6 percent)
from the floor. Transylvania shot 30-of-66
(45.5 percent) from the floor and 5-of13 (38.5 percent) on triples in the loss.
Bluffton committed two more turnovers
(13-11) than Transylvania.
Bluffton was led by another outstanding effort from Recker, who scored 26
points on 7-of-13 shooting and 12-of-13
from the line. He also finished with 11
boards and two assists for his 17th career
double-double. Finley added 17 points,
including three big triples, two in OT, and
6-of-6 from the free throw line. Rohde
tallied 16 points with three triples, while
Woodrich had his second career double-double with 10 points and 10 boards.
Transy was led by Parker Stansberry
and his 23 points.
The Beavers now advance to the
HCAC Tournament, where they are the
sixth seed and will take on the 3rd-seeded
Anderson University Ravens. The game
will be played at either Mount St. Joseph
or Defiance at 6 p.m. on Friday depending
on the results from Sundays games.
Bluffton University 87
Thayne Recker 7-0-12-26, Andrew
Finley 1-3-6-17, Joshua Woodrich 5-00-10, Ryan Ebbeskotte 0-1-1-4, Austin
Rohde 2-3-3-16, Billy Taflinger -2-0-48, Trey Elchert 0-1-0-3, Austin Moore
0-1-0-3, Austin McDonald 0-0-0-0, Adam
Hopkins 0-0-0-0. Totals 26-61 (42.6%)
9-21(42.9%) 26-29(89.7%) 87.
Transylvania 76
Parker Stansberry 6-2-5-23, Robert
Dence 5-0-0-10, Alex Jones 8-0-3-19,
Tommy Sirkin 3-0-0-6, Isaiah Dooley 0-10-3, JonMichael Brown 0-0-0-0, Mason
Monroe 0-0-0-0, Lowell Gordon 1-1-0-5,
Davis Keyer 0-0-0-0, Isaiah Pollard 0-00-0, Tim Bickel 1-0-2-4, Tristan Burgess
1-1-1-6, Derek Jeffries 0-0-0-0, Dillon
Pulliam 0-0-0-0. Totals 30-66(45.5%)
5-13(38.5%) 11-17(64.7%) 76.
Rebounds: BU 45/13 off. (Recker
11, Woodrich 10), TR 27/8 off. (Dence
9). Assists: BU 10 (Ebbeskotte 3), TR 13
(Jones 6). Steals: 3 (Finley/Ebbeskotte/
Taflinger 1), TR 3 (Stansberry/Jones/
Sirkin 1). Blocks: BU 0, TR 8 (Stansberry
4). Turnovers: BU 13, TR 11. Fouls: BU
20, TR 23.

Transy pounds Beaver women


By Ryan Schadewald
Sports information assistant
LEXINGTON, Ky. - The Transylvania
Pioneers made a statement to the rest
of the HCAC as they hit seven first half
triples en route to their 96-49 victory over
the Bluffton womens basketball team on
Saturday.

See BLUFFTON, page 7

Monday, February 23, 2015

www.delphosherald.com

Jays bested in MAC wrestling meet


INFORMATION SUBMITTED
COLDWATER St. Johns needed
everything to go right to have a chance to
win Saturdays 3-team Midwest Athletic
Conference Wrestling Championships
inside The Palace of Coldwater High
School.
Thast is true when you go into a
match voiding five weight categories in
both matches and only getting two voids
in return in the second.
Versailles handed the Blue Jays a
63-9 beating in the opening match and
host Coldwater grabbed a 57-22 victory
in the second.
Wes Buettner (37-3) knocked off #2
state-ranked Kyle Dieringer (Versailles)
in a tight 3-1 match. Wes has been
wrestling outstanding this season and
this is a very big win for him; Dieringer
is a 2-time State qualifier and last year
finished third in the State tournament,
St. Johns head coach Derek Sterling
observed. This time of season becomes
about getting the guys to peak at the
right time and Wes is starting to do that.
Coming off a big championship at the
LCC Thunderbird Invitational, he has
followed it up with some big dual-meet
wins these last two weeks.
We are starting to prepare for the
end of the season tournament and this
is a great step in the right direction for
Wes.
Two others in particular came in for
Sterlings praises.
Alex Haunhorst went 2-0 in this
tri-match in upping his record to 25-13.
Alex has been stepping up to higher
weight classes these last couple weeks
for us to fill in our lineup in dual meets
and today he got to wrestle his own
weight and won both of those matches, Sterling added. He is another guy
in our lineup really starting to peak at

St. Johns senior Alex Haunhorst battles Jerome Bay from Versailles during the
3-team Midwest Athletic Conference wrestling meet held at Coldwater on Saturday. Haunhourst won the 182-pound match 2-1. (DHI Media/Larry Heiing)
the right time; these tough matches are
going to have him prepared for the next
level.
Sophomore Brett Vonderwell (35-9)
has been solid and steady for us all year
long, placing at all the tournaments in
the top four. Today, Brett went 2-0 in
defeating some very tough wrestlers. He
has really turned the corner this season
and has set some big goals for himself.
As a team, we may have lost both
duals but we had some great caliber
matches and this time of year, thats
what youre looking for going into sectionals. These young men all wrestled
well today and gave it their all. Im
proud of all these guys. Its time to
focus on sectionals and the end-of-season goals.
Division III Sectionals begin 6 p.m.
Friday at Lima Central Catholic High
School.
Versailles 63, St. Johns 9
106: Marcus Marshal (V) pin Cody Wright, 1:21.

113: Preston Platfoot (V), void.


120: Kyle Wuebker (V), void.
126: Tanner Bey (V) pin Collin Fischer, :53.
132: Nathan Henry (V), void.
138: Austin Didier (V) pin Patrick Stevenson, 3:31.
145: Corey Dieringer (V) over Justin Siefker 4-3.
152: Jacob Rismiller (V) pin Evan Mohler, 3:42.
160: Brett Vonderwell (S) over Jonathan Moorman 4-2.
170: Alex Haunhorst (S) over Jerome Bey 2-1.
182: Ian Hiestand (V), void.
195: Wes Buettner (S) over Kyle Dieringer 3-1.
220: Kyle Gigandet (V) pin Andrew Shawhan, :33.
285: Grant Keller (V), void.
Coldwater 57, St. Johns 22.
106: Justin Sigler (C) pin Cody Wright, 1:32.
113: Kyle Sigler (C), void.
120: Ashley Tobe (C), void.
126: Sam Muhlenkamp (C) pin Collin Fischer, :49.
132: Andrew Meyer (C), void.
138: Jordan Obringer (C) pin Patrick Stevenson, 3:41.
145: Justin Siefker (S) pin Tyler Hemmelgarn, 2:44.
152: Seth Obringer (C) over Evan Mohler 9-5.
160: Brett Vonderwell (S), void.
170: Alexander Haunhorst (S) major dec. over Zach
Klosterman 8-0.
182: Jake Schmidt (C), void.
195: Wes Buettner (S), void.
220: Nick Clune (C) pin Andrew Shawhan, 1:34.
285: Thomas Schwieterman (C), void.

MLB Roundup
Vottos left leg feeling strong as Reds open camp
Associated Press
GOODYEAR, Ariz. The real test for Joey Votto will
come once spring training officially starts for Cincinnatis
position players. For now, though, hes encouraged.
Votto is one of the Reds main concerns heading into the
first full-squad workout Tuesday. The first baseman played in
only 62 games last season none after July 5 because of
strained muscles above his left knee.
The first baseman had hoped to return before the end of the
season, but the injury was slow to heal.
I havent gone through the evaluation process with the
strength staff yet, the doctor and the baseball people, said
Votto, who arrived on Saturday. I feel very good
now, though.
Votto spent the winter in his hometown of
Toronto, working at getting the leg back to full
strength.
Ive been swinging, throwing, Votto said.
Im taking ground balls and running. It feels like
a big contrast to where I was during the season
and at the end of the season.
Votto was the NL MVP in 2010 when he batted .324 with
113 RBIs and 37 homers. In April 2012, he got a 10-year, $225
million contract.
He had two arthroscopic operations on his left knee in
2012. He played all 162 games the following season, batting
.305 with 24 homers and 73 RBIs. He also walked a club-record 135 times as teams avoided giving him much to hit.
Vottos penchant for taking a base-on-balls rather than
swinging at a pitch just outside the strike zone has been questioned by fans who think he should be driving in more runs as
the No. 3 hitter in the lineup. Votto isnt going to change his
approach.
Votto isnt surprised by the second-guessing, given the size
of his contract.
I think that Ive proven when healthy that Im a helpful
part of the team, Votto said. In terms of being in the middle
of it I have to choose my words carefully I think it is
really silly. And Im not going to use the word ignorant but

ignorant.
I also think that there is some validity to it because it is
coming from a perspective that is being nostalgic. I dont think
that everything has been taken into context.
Votto expects the questioning to continue until he gets back
to driving in runs the way he did in 2010.
Im the big-money guy that is supposed to do certain
things and has done certain things in the past, Votto added.
They expect it in the future. Im not doing it, so lets talk
about it.
The Reds offense had trouble scoring runs last season.
Right fielder Jay Bruce struggled after having knee surgery
but is fully healed. The Reds also acquired Marlon Byrd to
play left field, which was a particular problem
last season.
That leaves Votto in the spotlight during his
comeback.
Giants manager Bochy returns to camp
after heart procedure
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. Bruce Bochy
watched Giants pitchers and catchers while
a song by Waylon Jennings wafted over the
sound system at Scottsdale Stadium.
All was OK for the San Francisco manager.
Bochy rejoined the World Series champions Sunday, three
days after having a heart procedure.
The 59-year-old Bochy had two stents placed near his heart
on Thursday night.
Doctors had told Bochy to stay from the ballpark for a few
days. He slipped back into his office on Saturday.
After he took his annual spring physical on Wednesday,
Bochy followed the suggestion of team physician Robert
Murray and team trainer Dave Groeschner and headed over to
the Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn Medical Center.
Bench coach Ron Wotus supervised the workouts while
Bochy was away. Wotus had Bruce Springsteen music piped
into the ballpark in the interim with Bochy back on the
field, his favorite country songs took over.
Bochy has guided the Giants to three World Series crowns
and is starting his 21st season as a big-league manager.

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Weekly Athletic Schedule


For Week of February 23-28
TODAY
Boys Basketball
Elida at Jefferson, 6 p.m. (ppd. from
Saturday)
Arlington at Fort Jennings (ppd. from
Dec. 5), 6 p.m.
New Bremen at Spencerville, 6 p.m.
(ppd. from Saturday)
TUESDAY
Boys Basketball
Columbus Grove at Bath, 6 p.m. ppd.
from Feb. 14
Crestview at Wayne Trace, 6 p.m.
Kevin ppd. from Feb. 14
Girls Basketball
SECTIONALS
DIVISION IV
At Van Wert
8 Jefferson vs. 11 Miller City, 7 p.m.
(winner vs. 1 Crestview 6:15 p.m. Feb.
28)
At Ottawa
7 North Baltimore vs. 12 PandoraGilboa, 7 p.m. (winner vs. 2 Leipsic 6:15
p.m. Feb. 28)
At Kenton
13 Ridgemont vs. 4 Minster, 6:15 p.m.
(winner vs. 2 USV 6:15 p.m. Feb. 28);
7 New Bremen vs. 9 Spencerville, 8
p.m. (winner vs. 3 New Knoxville 8 p.m.
Feb. 28).
WEDNESDAY
Girls Basketball
SECTIONALS
DIVISION IV
At Van Wert Sectional
4 Ottoville vs. Fort Jennings, 6:15 p.m.;
10 Patrick Henry vs. 5 Lincolnview, 8
p.m. (winners to 8 p.m. Feb. 28).
At Ottawa
6 St. Johns vs. 9 McComb, 6:15 p.m.;
13 Van Buren vs. 3 Kalida, 8 p.m. (winners to 8 p.m. Feb. 28).
DIVISION III
At Wapakoneta
8 Bloomdale Elmwood vs. 10 Parkway,
6:15 p.m. (winner vs. 2 Ottawa-Glandorf
6:15 p.m. Feb. 28); 9 Bluffton vs. 6
Coldwater, 8 p.m. (winner vs. 4 Columbus
Grove 8 p.m. Feb. 28).
DIVISION II
At Hicksville
9 Van Wert vs. 8 Elida, 7 p.m. (winner
vs. 4 Defiance 6:15 p.m. Feb. 28).
THURSDAY
Boys Basketball
Fort Jennings at Jefferson, 6 p.m. ppd.
from Feb. 14
P-G at Continental (PCL), 6 p.m.
Hopewell-Loudon at Leipsic (BVC), 6
p.m.
FRIDAY
Boys Basketball
Jefferson at Bluffton (NWC), 6 p.m.

NBA Glance
Associated Press
EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic Division
W L
Pct
Toronto
37 18
.673
Brooklyn 22 31
.415
Boston
20 32
.385
Philadelphia 12 43
.218
New York 10 45
.182
Southeast Division
W L
Pct
Atlanta
44 12
.786
Washington 33 23
.589
Miami
23 31
.426
Charlotte 22 32
.407
Orlando
19 39
.328
Central Division
W L
Pct
Chicago 35 21
.625
Cleveland 35 22
.614
Milwaukee 31 24
.564
Detroit
23 33
.411
Indiana
23 33
.411

GB

14
15
25
27
GB

11
20
21
26
GB

3
12
12

WESTERN CONFERENCE
Southwest Division
W L
Pct
GB
Memphis 39 14
.736

Houston 37 18
.673
3
Dallas
38 20
.655
3
San Antonio 34 21
.618
6
NOrleans 28 27
.509
12
Northwest Division
W L
Pct
GB
.667

(Continued from page 6)


17-of-29 from the floor en route to 55 points
6-of-6 from the floor and 2-of-2 at the
Chelsea Pharris 0-1-0-3,Elizabeth Portland 36 18
.554
6
in the final 20 minutes.
stripe for 14 points. Jordin Fender added Thomas 3-1-0-9, Alex McKenzie 3-1- Okla City 31 25
20 34
.370
16
The 15th-ranked Pioneers finished
The Pioneers finished the game 13 while Alex McKenzie finished with 11.
2-11, Kayla Dobson 1-0-0-2, Nicole Utah
the regular season unbeaten in the 34-of-62 (54.8 percent) from the floor,
The Beavers will enter the upcomCoffman 4-0-2-10, Jordin Fender 2-2- Denver
20 35
.364
16
HCAC at 18-0 and 24-1 overall. Bluffton
including a blistering 12-of-21 (57.1 pering HCAC tournament as the #3 seed 3-13, Ali Moreland 1-0-0-2, Lindsay Minnesota 12 42
.222
24
will go into tournament play at 18-7 with
cent) from beyond the arc. The Beavers,
or the #4 seed. They will play either
Hieronymus 1-1-1-6, Shawn Kolani 0-3-0a 12-6 mark in the conference.
however, shot just 18-of-54 (33.3 perManchester, Rose-Hulman or Defiance.
9, Hannah Neeley 0-3-1-10, Rachel Cox
The Beavers jumped on top early
cent) and 3-of-11 (27.3 percent) from
Bluffton University 49
1-0-3-5, Katelyn Smith 6-0-2-14, Sarah
when a bucket from Taylor Knight
deep. The Pioneers outrebounded the
Mikayla Coburn 1-1-2-7, Rachel
Ashley 0-0-2-2. Totals 34-62(54.8%)
(Perrysburg) pushed them to a 6-4
Beavers 40-29 and also committed just
Beining 8-0-0-16, Taylor Whitaker 0-1-0- 12-21(57.1%) 16-22(72.7%) 96.
advantage. However, the Pioneers would
five turnovers compared to Blufftons 15.
3, Taylor Knight 2-0-0-4, Macey Sheerer
Rebounds: BU 29/11 off. (Beining
score 21 of the next 25 markers for a 25-10
Bluffton was led by sophomore cen2-0-4-8, Brenna Kurilec 0-0-2-2, Olivia
7), TR 40/13 off. (Cox 7). Assists: BU 14
lead with 8:53 until halftime. The home
ter Rachel Beining (Ottoville) who scored
Poole 0-0-0-0, Ashley Salyer 0-0-1-1,
(Knight 4), TR 23 (Kolani 4). Steals: 1
team would continue to extend the lead,
16 to go along with seven boards and Vanitra Primus 0-1-0-3, Abby Jerger (Knight 1), TR 7 (Cox/Smith 2). Blocks:
Associated Press
getting it to 24 points before taking a 41-19
three blocks. Freshman Macey Sheerer 1-0-0-2, Gwen Downing 0-0-0-0, Kaitlyn
BU 0, TR 4 (Cox 2). Turnovers: BU 15,
spread into the locker room. Transylvania
(Bucyrus) finished with eight, while
Pennekamp 0-0-0-0, Jessica Boggan TR 5. Fouls: BU 18, TR 15.
EASTERN CONFERENCE
drained 7-of-10 (70 percent) from deep,
Mikayla Coburn (McGuffey/Upper Scioto
0-0-0-0, Kaycee Rowe 1-0-1-3, Abigail
Score by Halves:
as well as 17-of-33 (51.5 percent) from the Valley) added seven markers and five
ODonnell 0-0-0-0, Marina Lyons 0-0-0-0.
Bluffton University 19 30 49 Atlantic Division
GP W L OT Pts GF GA
floor in the half while outrebounding the
rebounds in the loss. Transylvania finTotals 18-54(33.3%) 3-11(27.3%)
Record: (17-8, 12-6 HCAC)
Beavers by a 19-11 margin. The Pioneers
ished with five scorers in double figures,
10-13(76.9%) 4.
Transylvania 41 55 96 Record: (24- Montreal 59 38 16 5 81 157 131
shot even better in the second, converting
led by Katelyn Smith who was a perfect
Transylvania 96
1, 18-0 HCAC)
Tampa Bay 62 37 19 6 80 203 167
Detroit
57 33 14 10 76 170 149
Boston
59 29 21 9 67 157 156
Florida
59 26 21 12 64 143 166
Ottawa
57 24 23 10 58 163 161
(Continued from page 6)
in that final quarter, Blue Jay coach field. Leader scorer for the Wildcats was Toronto 60 24 31 5 53 167 183
Buffalo
60 17 38 5 39 110 202
Aaron Elwer explained. We average 10 Renner with 22 points.
Odenweller remained zoned in on the turnovers a game and committed over
The junior varsity game was a back Metropolitan Division
GP W L OT Pts GF GA
rim in the second half with a 3-pointer to half of that in the fourth quarter. A lot of and forth contest but Bath scored last for
Islanders 61 39 20 2 80 195 172
open the third stanza. The St. Johns offense those were live-ball turnovers which led the 45-42 victory.
Pittsburgh 60 34 17 9 77 172 149
Varsity
moved the ball around the Wildcat defense to instant offense by Bath. No matter if
Rangers 57 35 16 6 76 181 142
St.
Johns
(60)
with precise passes as Grothouse fired to its game two or game 20 of the season,
Andy Grothouse 3-2-9, Evan Hays 1-4-6, Aaron Washington 61 33 18 10 76 181 152
Kreeger to Conley for his sixth bucket. On we need to get to work and fix that on Reindel 0-0-0, Austin Heiing 0-0-0, Tyler Conley 9-2-20, Philadelphia60 26 23 11 63 161 174
the Jays next possession, Conley remained Monday in practice.
Alex Odenweller 7-3-20, Jaret Jackson 0-0-0, Robby New Jersey 59 24 26 9 57 133 158
perfect as Hays got a diving out-of-bounds
The taller St. Johns players owned Saine 0-0-0, Tim Kreeger 2-1-5. Totals: 18-4-12/15-60. Columbus 57 26 28 3 55 150 176
Bath (49)
Carolina 58 21 30 7 49 130 158
assist back to the 6-6 senior. St. Johns the glass, grabbing 24 rebounds to the
Cam Clark 0-4-4, Andrew Renner 9-3-22, Harrison
opened a double-digit lead at 42-29 as 16 of Bath.
Gaugh 2-0-4, Chase Clark 2-3-7, Kaden Sullivan 1-0-2,
Conley singed the twine with a jumper and
From the field, the Blue Jays made Isiah Frazier 0-2-2, Chad Frey 3-0-8. Totals: 14-3- WESTERN CONFERENCE
Central Division
Grothouse scored following an offensive 22-of-45 attempts (including 4-of-11 on 12/12-49.
GP W L OT Pts GF GA
Score By Quarters
rebound. Baths Andrew Renner began to 3s) for 48 percent. Conley began the game
Nashville 60 40 13 7 87 181 141
St. Johns 15-16-15-14-(61)
heat up for the Wildcats in scoring five hitting his first nine shots from the floor
Bath 13-12-13-11-(49)
St. Louis 59 38 17 4 80 186 146
points in the closing minutes of the third to and ended the night with 20 points. Not
Three-point goals: St. Johns, Odenweller 3, Chicago 60 35 20 5 75 177 144
pull his team within 46-38.
to be outdone by his senior teammate, Grothouse; Bath, Frey 2, Renner.
Winnipeg 61 30 20 11 71 169 166

Minnesota 58 30 21 7 67 162 154


Renner opened the final eight min- Odenweller also scored 20 for the Jays.
Junior Varsity
Dallas
59 27 23 9 63 187 192
utes with another bucket as the Wildcats
Not to make excuses but these douSt. Johns (42)
creeped within a half a dozen. The Jays ble weekends are tough late in the seaOwen Rode 2-0-4, Derek Klausing 4-1-13, Seth Colorado 60 26 23 11 63 159 170
were unable to find the bucket and com- son, Elwer added. Our offense was Linder 1-0-2, Owen Baldauf 1-0-2, Tyler Ledyard 1-0-2, Pacific Division
GP W L OT Pts GF GA
Hellman 0-1-1, Jesse Ditto 5-1-11, Jaret Jackson
mitted six turnovers in the final quarter efficient tonight with tired legs and put a Jacob
3-0-7, Ryan Hellman 0-0-0. Totals: 12-5-3/10-42.
Anaheim 60 37 16 7 81 178 168
but extended their lead from the charity lot of points on the board. Back-to-back
Bath (45)
Vancouver 59 34 22 3 71 169 155
stripe. Likewise, Bath was unable to weekend wins keeps our momentum
Ryan Gossard 3-7-13, Zac States 3-4-10, Shawn L Angeles 58 28 18 12 68 161 152
Hanthorn
2-4-8,
Nick
Sakemiller
3-0-6,
Collin
Walker
capitalize on the Jays offensive woes a going for our final game at Parkway
Calgary
59 32 23 4 68 171 156
1-0-3, I. Bolan 1-3-5. Totals: 12-1-18/22-45.
Odenweller sealed the St. Johns victory next Friday.
San Jose 61 30 23 8 68 171 174
Score By Quarters
Arizona
59 20 32 7 47 133 198
with his third triple of the night.
Bath was a perfect 12-of-12 from the
St. Johns 5-11-16-10-(42)
Edmonton 61 17 34 10 44 140 205
Our offense was uncharacteristic foul line and shot 45 percent from the
Bath 9-11-13-12-(45)

Bluffton

Leipsic at Fort Jennings (PCL), 6 p.m.


Ottoville at Wayne Trace, 6 p.m.
Lincolnview at Spencerville (NWC), 6
p.m.
Elida at Celina (WBL), 6 p.m.
Crestview at Columbus Grove (NWC),
6 p.m.
Van Wert at St. Marys Memorial (WBL),
6 p.m.
Bath at O-G (WBL), 6 p.m.
Patrick Henry at Continental, 6 p.m.
P-G at Liberty-Benton (BVC) 6 p.m.
St. Johns at Parkway (MAC), 6:30 p.m.
Fairview at Kalida, 6:30 p.m.
Wrestling
Sectionals
Swimming
State at OSU
SATURDAY
Boys Basketball
Elida at LCC, 6 p.m.
Girls Basketball
SECTIONAL
DIVISION IV
At Van Wert
8 Jefferson/11 Miller City winner vs.
1 Crestview, 6:15 p.m.; 4 Ottoville/
Fort Jennings winner vs. 10 Patrick
Henry/5 Lincolnview winner (Both winners advance to Lima Senior District
semifinals March 3 vs. Ottawa-Glandorf
Sectional winners).
At Ottawa
7 North Baltimore/12 Pandora-Gilboa
winner vs. 2 Leipsic, 6:15 p.m.; 6 St.
Johns/ 9 McComb winner vs. 13 Van
Buren/3 Kalida winner, 8 p.m. (Both
winners advance to Lima Senior District
semifinals March 3 vs. Van Wert
Sectional winners).
At Kenton
13 Ridgemont/4 Minster winner vs.
2 USV, 6:15 p.m.; 7 New Bremen/9
Spencerville winner vs. 3 New Knoxville,
8 p.m. (Both winners advance to
Wapakoneta District semifinals March 3
vs. Coldwater Sectional winners).
DIVISION III
At Wapakoneta
8 Bloomdale Elmwood/10 Parkway winner vs. 2 Ottawa-Glandorf, 6:15 p.m.;
9 Bluffton/6 Coldwater winner vs. 4
Columbus Grove, 8 p.m. (Both winners
advance to Elida District March 3 vs.
Riverdale Sectional winners).
DIVISION II
At Hicksville
9 Van Wert/8 Elida winner vs. 4
Defiance, 6:15 p.m. (Winner advances to
Paulding District semifinals March 3 vs.
Spencerville Sectional winners).
Wrestling
Sectionals
Swimming
At OSU

Pacific Division
W L
Pct
GB
Golden St 43 10
.811

Clippers 37 19
.661
7
Phoenix
29 27
.518
15
Sacramento 19 35
.352
24
L.A. Lakers 13 41
.241
30
___
Saturdays Results
Oklahoma City 110, Charlotte 103
New Orleans 105, Miami 91
Chicago 112, Phoenix 107
Houston 98, Toronto 76
L.A. Clippers 126, Sacramento 99
Sundays Results
Cleveland 101, New York 83
Atlanta 97, Milwaukee 86
Detroit 106, Washington 89
Orlando 103, Philadelphia 98
Indiana 104, Golden State 98
Oklahoma City 119, Denver 94
Dallas 92, Charlotte 81
Memphis at Portland, 9 p.m.
Boston at L.A. Lakers, 9:30 p.m.
Todays Games
Philadelphia at Miami, 7:30 p.m.
Toronto at New Orleans, 8 p.m.
Milwaukee at Chicago, 8 p.m.
Minnesota at Houston, 8 p.m.
Boston at Phoenix, 9 p.m.
Brooklyn at Denver, 9 p.m.
San Antonio at Utah, 9 p.m.
Memphis at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m.
Tuesdays Games
Golden State at Washington, 7 p.m.
Cleveland at Detroit, 7:30 p.m.
Indiana at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m.
Toronto at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.

NHL Glance

Jays

NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for


overtime loss.
Saturdays Results
Washington 3, N.Y. Islanders 2, SO
Philadelphia 3, Nashville 2, SO
Toronto 4, Winnipeg 3, OT
Montreal 3, Columbus 1
Ottawa 4, Florida 1
New Jersey 3, Carolina 1
Anaheim 2, Edmonton 1
Pittsburgh 4, St. Louis 2
Detroit 7, Dallas 6, OT
Tampa Bay 4, Arizona 2
Los Angeles 2, San Jose 1
Sundays Results
Nashville 2, Buffalo 1, SO
Philadelphia 3, Washington 2
Boston 6, Chicago 2
Vancouver 4, N.Y. Islanders 0
Pittsburgh 5, Florida 1
Colorado 5, Tampa Bay 4
Columbus at N.Y. Rangers, 7:30 p.m.
Dallas at Minnesota, 8 p.m.
Todays Games
Arizona at New Jersey, 7 p.m.
Detroit at Anaheim, 10 p.m.
Tuesdays Games
Vancouver at Boston, 7 p.m.
Arizona at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m.
Calgary at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m.
Philadelphia at Carolina, 7 p.m.
Buffalo at Columbus, 7 p.m.
Montreal at St. Louis, 8 p.m.
Colorado at Nashville, 8 p.m.
Edmonton at Minnesota, 8 p.m.
Dallas at Winnipeg, 8 p.m.
Florida at Chicago, 8:30 p.m.
Detroit at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m.

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250
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Wanted
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200 EMPLOYMENT
205 Business
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Marys, OH 310
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210 Childcare
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325 Mobile Homes
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is looking for a Food
experience
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cellent customer service
skills and a happy smilJob Objectives:
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Building & Grounds
Ave., Delphos.
curriculum designed to
address a wide range of
R&R EMPLOYMENT
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Helps secondary high
February 24th
school students make
1:00PM-3:00PM
appropriate choices.
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309 W. 2nd Street,
involvement.
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Sanitation, Production,
Minimum
Line Operator & Forklift
Qualifications:
Drivers
Possess or be eligible
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for valid state
www.rremployment.com department of education
license/certificate
appropriate for
260 RESTAURANT
the position.
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teach courses in
Construction Core
(safety, material
handling,
power tool usage);
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(cleaning, maintenance
of building
environments);
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used in facilities
maintenance);
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(structural and
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preferred
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health requirements
(e.g., a negative
tuberculosis test,
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A record free of
criminal violations that
would prohibit public
school employment.
Complies with
drug-free workplace
rules
and board policies.
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technology and other
workplace innovations
that support
job functions.
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Friday, March 13, 2015
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818 N. Franklin St.,
Van Wert, OH 45891
kaufman.s@vantage
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597 Storage Buildings
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H REAL
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695
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600
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405 Acreage
and Lots
550 Flea Markets/Bazaars
Roofing
specializing
in
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700
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605
Auction
410 Commercial
555
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and
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Condos
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810
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& windows
650 Health/Beauty
585
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tionship
with
my
ex-husband
and
circle
includes
a woman who
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950 Seasonal
815 Automobile Loans
655 Home Repair/Remodeling
586 Sports and Recreation
*decks
his
family,
and
still
consider
them
has
problems
in
restaurants.
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510 Appliances
953
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&
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820
Automobile
Shows/Events
588
Tickets
660
Home
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wall *roofing
*concrete.
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665 Lawn, Garden,
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275

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WANTED
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593 Good Thing To Eat
665
530 Events
595 Hay
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535 Farm Supplies and Equipment

Daughter asks to be relieved


of obligation to visit her Dad

Raines
Jewelry
Cash for Gold

KEVIN M. MOORE

Complete remodel. 567356-7471

HOUSE FOR
RENT

320

NEWER DUPLEX. 2
bedroom, 1.5 bath, 1 car
attached garage. 709
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Cindy 305-393-1671.
SEVERAL MOBILE
Homes/House for rent.
View homes online at
www.ulmshomes.com or
inquire at 419-692-3951

425

HOUSES FOR
SALE

USE YOUR
TAX RETURNS
as a down payment
towards your new home
here. Rent-to-Own, Land
Contract and more
owner financing options
available. Many
remodeled homes
available in Mercer,
Auglaize, Van Wert and
Allen counties.
chbsinc.com for pics,
video tours and details
or 419-586-8220

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PETS AND
583
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NOTICE OF EXAMINATION
The Delphos Civil Service Commission will be
conducting an open examination for the position of
ASSISTANT ELEMENTARY SECRETARY for the
Delphos City Schools District, Franklin Elementary. The examination will be held at 7:00 p.m. on
Wednesday, March 4, 2015. It will take place in
the Jefferson High School cafeteria.
A grade of 70% is required to successfully pass
the examination. The passing scores will also
serve as an eligibility list. This eligibility list shall
be valid for a period of one year.
CLASSIFICATION
POSITION: Assistant Elementary Secretary,
Franklin Elementary
STARTING SALARY: $12.99-$13.78/hour
HOURS: Full-time for 180 days (applicant
should be available to begin work as soon as
possible)
BENEFITS: Some are available.
BENEFICIAL QUALIFICATIONS: Typing, computer skills, various office machines, bookkeeping and accounting skills.
Applications and job descriptions can be obtained at the Delphos Jefferson Administrative
Building located at 234 North Jefferson Street
February 23 through February 27, 2015, during
regular business hours.
Please bring the application with you the night
of the test along with a valid Ohio Drivers license and proof of military service if applicable.

VAN WERT COUNTY HOSPITAL


VAN WERT, OHIO

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT
To the President/CEO

Van Wert County Hospital is in


search of an Executive Assistant
with advanced secretarial skills.
The chosen candidate must be
extremely organized, and have
excellent verbal and written
communication skills.
Work
pace may be stressful at times.
Attendance at evening meetings
required.
Associate degree preferred. At least
two years experience required.
Qualified
candidates
are
encouraged to submit a resume/
application to:
Human Resources
Van Wert County Hospital
1250 S. Washington St.
Van Wert, OH 45891
Fax: 419-238-9390
E-mail: hr@vanwerthospital.org
Visit the Hospitals website at:
www.vanwerthospital.org
EOE

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OUR TREE
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419-339-0110
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CARBON STEEL
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Larry McClure

5745 Redd Rd., Delphos

The problem is, my ex and our


daughter have a strained relationship, mostly because he makes
little effort to spend time with
her. He doesnt attend her school
functions, and most of the time
when shes with him hes sleeping or watching TV. She is also
sick of the multiple girlfriends
that cycle in and out of his life.
He doesnt realize how much
these things affect her.
She has asked me not to make
her see him anymore. Shes 15,
and Im unsure if the law allows
her to make that decision, but I
think its unwise and she would
regret it later. I also worry that
everyone in the family will blame
me, and my relationship with
them will be strained.
I dont know if I should just
tell him she wont be coming to
his house anymore or if I should
continue to make her go. Im not
sure he really cares. Id appreciate any advice. -- WORRIED
MOM IN ARKANSAS
DEAR WORRIED MOM:
Have you discussed this with
your ex? If you have and nothing
has changed, then I dont think
you should force your daughter
to go any longer. But check with
a lawyer to be sure about the law
in your state.
When daughters are ignored
the way yours has been, they
begin to think theres something
wrong with themselves -- that
they deserve it. It can have a
lasting negative impact on a
girls self-esteem, which is not
healthy. That she no longer wants
cation & Welding Inc.
Fa
tobribe
subjected to it is understandable.
If youre afraid your former
in-laws will blame you, tell
them what you have told me.
Whether your ex cares or is relieved is something no one
can know until she doesnt show
up, and I sincerely doubt shell
have any regrets about not having

this environment -- either the


waiter is ignoring her, the order
is taking too long, she wants
to tweak the menu to her liking,
the cost is too high or theres a
mistake on the bill. There is no
end to it.
One night she didnt like the
salad, so she picked up bits of
it and tossed them on the table.
Needless to say, no one wants
to go out with her anymore. Her
husband, however, is a great guy.
When we mentioned this to him,
he replied, Youve noticed it,
too?
Have you heard of this?
Whats wrong with her? She is
strong-willed in most things, but
the restaurant scene is her extreme. Any light you can shed on
this would be most appreciated.
-- LOST MY APPETITE IN INDIANA
DEAR LOST: Having never
met the woman, its hard to pinpoint what may be wrong. She
may have OCD, be easily frustrated, or be displacing anger or
frustration about something else
onto the servers who cannot defend themselves.
Frankly, the woman sounds
like a pain in the posterior, and
because she makes a habit of
making those around her uncomfortable, Im having trouble
understanding why you continue to socialize with them. Many
people wouldnt. Perhaps the
husbands can arrange to see him
socially without her being present.
Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as
Jeanne Phillips, and was founded
by her mother, Pauline Phillips.
Contact Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los
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by Danny Seo

SWINE PRODUCTION
TEAM MEMBER
Kalmbach Swine Management, a leading producer

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Full Time Employment!

We Offer Competitive Pay!


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For a full job description and to apply online
please visit www.kalmbachfeeds.com
Dominion East Ohio is seeking a

Supervisor of Gas Operations

(Job 2015-6250) for our Lima, Ohio office, focusing


on distribution and transmission infrastructure. This
position will provide supervision of staff in the construction/inspection of distribution delivery projects.
For more information and to apply,
please visit www.dom.com/careers

Dominion is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse


workforce. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment
without regard to their protected veteran or disabled status.

ACCEPTING
APPLICATIONS
Ft. Jennings Propane is
accepting applications for a
full-time employee.

Must have a Class B CDL with hazmat


or willing to obtain. Send in resume or
stop in to fill out an application.

Ft. Jennings Propane


460 W. 4th St.
Ft. Jennings, Ohio 45844 or
Van Wert Propane
10763 US Rt. 127S
Van Wert, Ohio 45891

Approximately 40 percent of the food


sold or prepared in the United States ends up
in the waste stream. Not only is that filling
up landfills, its also money out the door for
the average American household. To help
prevent food and money waste, think creatively about the food thats about to go bad
in your home. For fresh herbs, chop them
finely and freeze them in airtight containers or bags. They can be added to dinners
and soups when you need them. Fresh fruit
can be peeled, diced and frozen; fill freezer
bags with frozen fruit combinations and
use them to make easy smoothies in the
morning. And slices of bread can be made
into breadcrumbs or used to make bread
pudding

DELPHOS CITY
MOTOR ROUTES
AVAILABLE
North East
North West
North Central
QUALIFICATIONS/ REQUIREMENTS
Commitment to Customer Service
Furnish own transportation
Must have valid driverss license
Must have valid vehicle insurance
This position is self-contracted, back-up
personnel and vehicle supplied by you!
Per Piece Pay
Pick-up & Delivery: 2:30 am-8:00 am
No delivery Sunday or Tuesday

The Delphos Herald


Circulation Department
(419) 695-0015 x126
An Equal Opportunity Employer
A great opportunity for the
self-employed person!

Monday, February 23, 2015

www.delphosherald.com

Comics & Puzzles


Zits

Blondie

For Better or Worse

Beetle Bailey

Pickles

Garfield

Born Loser

Hagar the Horrible

Barney Google & Snuffy Smith

Todays
Horoscope
By Eugenia Last

MONDAY,
FEBRUARY 23, 2015
Believe in your innovative
ability and stand by your principles. Research philosophies
that resonate with you and
come up with a plan that will
help you reach your life goals.
Take control and see what
happens. Love and friendship
are on the rise.
PISCES (Feb. 20-March
20) -- Spending time with
people who dont appreciate
you or are overly demanding
will be tiresome and counterproductive. Surround yourself
with people you know you can
trust.
ARIES (March 21-April
19) -- You will be right on
target. Your high energy level
will put you in a very competitive position. Set your goals
and dont stop until you reach
your destination.
TAURUS (April 20-May
20) -- Choose your words
carefully. Someone will try
to put a negative spin on what
you have to say. If you are precise, your remarks cannot be
used against you. Dont share
personal information.
GEMINI (May 21-June
20) -- Business deals or real
estate holdings will offer a
profit. Do your research and
you will discover how you can
turn something you are good
at into additional income.
CANCER (June 21-July
22) -- Do the things you enjoy.
You will reduce your stress by
pursuing activities that occupy
your mind. Romance is looking up. Dont waste your time
on someone who treats you
poorly.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)
-- Your plans will fall apart if
you share your ideas with an
untrustworthy person. Be discreet about what you are up
to. If you want quality results,
you must employ the element
of surprise.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept.
22) -- An ingenious project
will pave the way to an advantageous opportunity. You will
be surprised and honored to
discover who has been carefully following your progress.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23)
-- Group endeavors will not
bring the results you are striving for. Fine-tune the details
of a project you can pursue
alone if you want to gain the
upper hand over your competitors.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov.
22) -- If you are uncertain or
confused, ask direct questions.
Dont be willing to accept incomplete information that can
lead to a mistake or regrets.
Get the facts.
SAGITTARIUS
(Nov.
23-Dec. 21) -- Once your
co-workers see how determined you are, they will want
to help you. Putting in a stellar
performance will attract attention and keep you in the running for advancement.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22Jan. 19) -- Your ideas are
unique and inspired, and they
should be shared. The reaction
you receive from someone
will give you valuable input
and assist you in figuring out
your next move.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20Feb. 19) -- Someone you want
to spend more time with or
work alongside will be intimidated by your bold actions.
Step back and let an important
partnership develop naturally.
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Answer to Sudoku
Hi and Lois

The Herald 9

Crossword Puzzle

ACROSS
1 Speak
highly of oneself
5 Short flight
8 Harvest
12 Romantic
island
13 Yes, to
Miss Piggy
14 Paris
airport
15 Box lightly
16 More
elegant
18 Sparkly
headwear
20 Reunion
attendee
21 Novelty
22 Mark of
Zorro
23 Merge
26 Yelled
insults
29 Purplish
brown
30 Lion
sound
31 Johnny -33 Fruity
drink
34 Browsers
delight
35 Pajama
coverer
36 Accompany
38 -- nova
39 Fib
40 Pull hard
41 Reminders
44 Leave
puzzled
47 Pilots
49 Jot
51 Recoil
52 Kook
53 Thick
carpet
54 Antlered
animal
55 Dirty place
56 Nozzle
site

4 Treetop
nibbler
5 Rookie
surfer
6 Not theirs
7 Crusty
dessert
8 More optimistic
9 Huron
neighbor
10 One of the
Baldwins
11 Ceremonial
fire
17 Villains
smile
19 Light beam
22 Fanatics
feeling
23 Put -- -fight
24 Rubens
model
25 Treats a
sprain
26 Sudden
impact
27 Winged god
28 Cotillion
honorees
30 Uncommon

Saturdays answers
32 Lillie or
Arthur
34 Slightly
damp
35 Mischievous
37 Billowing garments
38 Vagrant
40
Short-tempered
41 Fabricate
42 More

DOWN
1 Kids
ammo
2 Enthralled
3 Jai --

Marmaduke

The Family Circus By Bil Keane

than bad
43 Rocker
Jagger
44 Dry, as
champagne
45 Carnaby Street
locale
46 Depot
info
48 Add- -(extras)
50 Become
mellow

10 The Herald

www.delphosherald.com

Monday, February 23, 2015

Appalachia report cites progress, Fuel-hauling trains


could derail at 10 a year
challenges after 50 years
Associated Press
The agency created five decades
ago to fight poverty in Appalachia has
helped county economies grow with
nearly $4 billion in spending, but the
region still lags in key measures of
educational, economic and physical
well-being, according to a new study.
The exhaustive report ordered up by
the Appalachian Regional Commission
cites progress in some categories
poverty rates have fallen by about half,
for instance though the research
didnt quantify the ARCs impact on
many of the individual demographic
trends. And researchers noted that other
problems persist, including disproportionately high mortality rates and dependency on government checks.
The commissions leaders acknowledge that even after half a century, the
need for aid is as great as ever, a sentiment echoed by heads of charities in
the region.
We have serious work to do, Earl
Gohl, the commissions federal co-chair,
said Friday in a phone interview with
The Associated Press, which obtained

Zionism debate
at heart of bitter
Israeli vote
JERUSALEM (AP)
What is Zionism? The ideological question, rooted in the 19th
century, has gained surprising
urgency in an Israeli election
campaign that seems more
open than had been expected.
Seeking to take votes from
the nationalistic right of Prime
Minister Benjamin Netanyahu,
the relatively liberal opposition has rebranded itself as
the Zionist Union sparking
a debate about a concept that
some considered resolved when
the Jewish state was declared
and widely recognized in 1948.
Since adopting the name
in early December, Isaac
Herzogs Labor Party bolstered by a smaller grouping
led by former opposition leader Tsipi Livni has surged
in the polls. They are now
running neck-and-neck in the
polls with Netanyahus Likud.
The debate over who best
reflects the ideals of Zionism
and who can most credibly
lay claim to its successes has
lent an oddly philosophical hue
to a campaign that had been
dominated by more prosaic
issues such as budget scandals
in the management of the prime
ministers residence. Along the
way, the stage appears to have
been set for a surprisingly climactic vote on March 17.
On the left, politicians speak
of true Zionism as requiring the
establishment of peace and equality in the land, including by making peace with the Palestinians
and giving up land if needed.

a copy of the study ahead of its release.


The report is more about helping us and
helping our partners look at the future
and understand what weve accomplished and what weve not accomplished, and we work from there. So
it doesnt do agencies any good to be
self-promoters.
The report was being presented to
the regions governors in Washington on
Sunday afternoon and released on the
ARCs website the today.
Researchers from West Virginia
University and a D.C.-area consultancy analyzed demographic data dating
back to 1965, when President Lyndon
Johnson signed a federal law creating the commission as a state-federal partnership. The agencys sprawling
420-county territory includes 25 million
residents and pieces of 12 states stretching from New York to Mississippi.
The question of how much
Appalachian residents have caught
up financially yielded a complicated
answer. The authors found the region
narrowed the gap slightly in per capita
income, for example. But thats at least
partly because safety net programs such

as social security and unemployment


make up about 24 percent of personal
income in the region, compared to 17
nationally.
While infant mortality rate for the
region has dropped significantly, mortality rates overall are close to where
they were at the end of the 1960s, even
though theyve dropped for the U.S. as
a whole. The report cites higher rates of
obesity and diabetes in Appalachia as
possible contributors.
Researchers did find that county
employment and income levels in the
region grew faster than a control group of
similar counties elsewhere in the country.
Over the 50-year period, counties that
received ARC investment averaged 4.2
percent higher employment growth and
5.5 percent higher per capita income
growth than the control group counties.
The reports authors estimate that
more jobs were created by the ARC in
its early years when it received higher
funding from the government. The commissions funding level dropped significantly in the 1980s and hasnt returned
to where it was in the 1970s, when measured in inflation-adjusted dollars.

Governors: No clear plan


if health care subsidies fall
WASHINGTON (AP) Millions of
people could lose health insurance subsidies in the coming months if the Supreme
Court sides with opponents of President
Barack Obamas health care overhaul.
And one thing was clear this weekend as the nations governors gathered
in Washington: Many of the states that
could be affected are not prepared for the
potential fallout.
In rounds of interviews at the National
Governors Associations winter meeting,
several governors indicated they could do
little about the estimated 8 million people
who could drop coverage if they were
to lose health insurance subsidies later
this year a scenario that legal experts
suggest is a real possibility. While preliminary state-level discussions have begun
in some cases, many governors charged
that Congress should bear the burden of
fixing any problems.
That responsibility doesnt fall in
the hands of the states or the governors,
it falls in the hands of the leaders right
here in Washington, said Wisconsin Gov.
Scott Walker, who is contemplating a
run for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016. Hes one of the many
Republican leaders who resisted efforts
to create a state-based health insurance
exchange.
Indeed, while the Supreme Court
deemed the health care overhaul constitutional more than two years ago, the
Affordable Care Act still sits on shifting
political sands.
The Supreme Court will hear arguments March 4 on whether the health
care law allows the federal government

to pay subsidies in states that declined


to set up their own insurance markets,
or exchanges. For many Americans, the
subsidies make the insurance affordable.
More than 30 states largely those led
by Republicans declined to set up
state-based systems and have exchanges
run by the federal government instead.
We declined to operate a state
exchange along with a majority of other
states, said Indiana Gov. Mike Pence,
a Republican who is also weighing a
2016 White House run and supports the
repeal of the health care law. Right now
were just evaluating what our options are
depending on what the Supreme Court
decides.
Coverage losses would be concentrated largely in Republican-led states across
the South and Midwest that have resisted
the law, among them Florida, Maine,
North Carolina, Michigan, Texas, Virginia
and New Jersey.
Residents of states that are running
their own markets, including California
and New York, would continue to receive
benefits.
While few governors offered specific
remedies this weekend, some governors
in unaffected states signaled a willingness
to allow neighboring states to join their
exchanges, although the governors interviewed were unclear if such partnerships
were permitted under the new law.
Im very interested in the concept.
If we can work together with Utah and
the other neighboring states that could
work out well, said Nevada Gov. Brian
Sandoval, a Republican whose state has
its own exchange and wont be affected.

Vaccine
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Moore, an MBA graduate who runs
an agriculture-related business, traces
her feelings back to the time she took
Lariam, a supposedly safe anti-malaria
medication. Instead, she said, the drug
saddled her with multiple health complications. She questions whether the
government knew about the risks at the
time. Health officials now acknowledge
Lariam can cause severe side effects,
some of which can be permanent.
That experience broke Moores
trust in the medical establishment and
launched her on years of research into
how vaccines can affect peoples health.
When she got pregnant, Moore and
her husband delayed immunization for
Sierra and Savannah.
It was not an easy decision, she
said. The thought of something happening to them because we chose not
to vaccinate is terrifying. But I have so
many questions, and I do think its the
right decision for our family.
Nancy Babcock of Spokane,
Washington, says people who share her
opinions are being vilified and ostracized. Babcock, a vice president at a
bank, told her daughter about her doubts.
Then her daughter and her husband
looked into the issue, and they decided
not to immunize their two children.
In a community with many young
people, those who dont vaccinate are
feeling a lot of pressure, she said.
Nationwide, parents who seek an
exemption from vaccine requirements
are still in a tiny minority. The median
total exemption rate for kindergartners
during the 2013-14 school year was just
1.8 percent, according to the Centers
for Disease Control and Prevention. But
some individual schools or communities
have higher exemption rates, at times
approaching 60 percent or more.

The CDC says years of testing are


required before a vaccine is approved,
and the shots are continually monitored
for safety and effectiveness.
Anti-vaccination parents include a
mix of views from religious communities to families practicing alternative
medicine and libertarians who shun government interference.
But many are Americans with college
degrees living in liberal communities
such as Santa Monica or Marin County
in California and Portland, said Gary
Freed, a professor of pediatrics at the
University of Michigan.
Most hesitant parents do not avoid all
vaccinations. They typically under-vaccinate, either delaying the shots until
their child is older or refusing certain
vaccines while continuing with others,
Freed said.
The parents who spoke to AP recounted spending hundreds of hours reviewing medical studies, books and news
stories and networking on social media.
They cited cases of children who were
supposedly hurt by vaccines and the
existence of a government-run vaccine
injury-compensation program. And they
worried about the oversight of pharmaceutical companies that reap profits
from vaccines and are shielded from
liability when a vaccine causes harm.
Moore said she read a 1998 study
published in The Lancet journal by
Dr. Andrew Wakefield, who raised the
possibility of a link between the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine, bowel disease and autism. She said she knows the
study was later discredited and retracted.
She believes the research was inconclusive.
Moore concedes that the vast majority of studies show vaccines are safe, but
she says some research points to inconsistencies, unknowns or negative effects
that deserve further investigation.

And while autism is still a concern,


Moore and others also worry about how
exposure to chemicals, bad nutrition and
stress can affect genes and health. They
say large doses of synthetic additives
found in vaccines, including aluminum
and mercury, can harm the immune and
digestive systems and brain.
Theyre believers in living naturally
and eating organic food who also question the safety of genetically modified
organisms, pesticides and other common
substances such as flame retardants and
plastics.
There are so many environmental
toxins, but anything in my childrens
world that I can influence I do, Moore
said.
The CDC has phased out a mercury-containing preservative in vaccines as
a precautionary measure, and the agency
says vaccines containing aluminum pose
extremely low risk to infants. Federal
officials also say GMOs in foods are
safe, as are pesticides if used according
to labels.
These parents say they should be able
to decide whether their child undergoes
a medical procedure a decision, they
say, that goes to the core of what it
means to have freedom of choice.
I have the right to decide what to
put into my childs body, said Heather
Dillard, a mom in Springfield, Missouri,
who is also a registered nurse. Nobody
has the right to put toxic chemicals into
my sons bloodstream. Thats taking my
rights away, and its very scary to me.
Dillard said she decided against vaccinating because her first child was born
a preemie and has autism. Dillard does
not believe vaccines caused the autism,
but the disease led her to do a lot of
research about health. She says she now
chooses to build her sons immunity
naturally, through diet, while avoiding
shots or other medication.

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP)


The federal government
predicts that trains hauling
crude oil or ethanol will derail
an average of 10 times a year
over the next two decades,
causing more than $4 billion
in damage and possibly killing hundreds of people if an
accident happens in a densely
populated part of the U.S.
The projection comes
from a previously unreported
analysis by the Department of
Transportation that reviewed
the risks of moving vast
quantities of both fuels across
the nation and through major
cities. The study completed
last July took on new relevance this week after a train
loaded with crude derailed
in West Virginia, sparked a
spectacular fire and forced
the evacuation of hundreds of
families.
Mondays accident was
the latest in a spate of fiery
derailments, and senior federal officials said it drives home
the need for stronger tank
cars, more effective braking systems and other safety
improvements.
This underscores why
we need to move as quickly as possible getting these
regulations in place, said
Tim Butters, acting administrator for the Transportation
Departments Pipeline and

Hazardous Materials Safety


Administration.
The volume of flammable liquids transported by rail
has risen dramatically over
the last decade, driven mostly by the oil shale boom in
North Dakota and Montana.
This year, rails are expected
to move nearly 900,000 car
loads of oil and ethanol in
tankers. Each can hold 30,000
gallons of fuel.
Based on past accident
trends, anticipated shipping
volumes and known ethanol
and crude rail routes, the analysis predicted about 15 derailments in 2015, declining to
about five a year by 2034.
The 207 total derailments
over the two-decade period
would cause $4.5 billion in
damage, according to the
analysis, which predicts 10
higher consequence events
causing more extensive damage and potential fatalities.
If just one of those more
severe accidents occurred in a
high-population area, it could
kill more than 200 people and
cause roughly $6 billion in
damage.
Such an event is unlikely,
but such damages could occur
when a substantial number
of people are harmed or a
particularly vulnerable environmental area is affected,
the analysis concluded.

Most back Obama plan


to raise investment taxes
WASHINGTON (AP) The rich arent taxed enough and
the middle class is taxed too much. As for your taxes, you
probably think theyre too high as well.
Those are the results of an Associated Press-GfK poll that
found that most people in the United States support President
Barack Obamas proposal to raise investment taxes on high-income families.
The findings echo the populist messages of two liberal senators Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Bernie Sanders
of Vermont being courted by the progressive wing of the
Democratic Party to run for president in 2016. The results also
add weight to Obamas new push to raise taxes on the rich and
use some of the revenue to lower taxes on the middle class.
Obama calls his approach middle-class economics.
Its not flying with Republicans in Congress, who oppose
higher taxes.
But Bob Montgomery of Martinsville, Virginia, said people
with higher incomes should pay more.
I think the more you make the more taxes you should pay,
said Montgomery, who is retired after working 40 years at an
auto dealership. I cant see where a man makes $50,000 a year
pays as much taxes as somebody that makes $300,000 a year.
According to the poll, 68 percent of those questioned said
wealthy households pay too little in federal taxes; only 11 percent said the wealthy pay too much.
Also, 60 percent said middle-class households pay too
much in federal taxes, while 7 percent said they paid too little.
Obama laid out a series of tax proposals as part of his 2016
budget released this month. Few are likely to win approval in
the Republican-controlled Congress. But if fellow Democrats
were to embrace his ideas, they could play a role in the 2016
race.
One proposal would increase capital gains taxes on households making more than $500,000. In the survey, 56 percent
favored the proposal, while only 16 percent opposed it.
Democrats, at 71 percent, were the most likely to support
raising taxes on capital gains. Among Republicans and independents, 46 percent supported it.

Organizer
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Friemoth
(formerly Subler) graduated from
Van Wert High School. She
eventually married Robert
Friemoth, who passed away
several years ago. She has
two children and five grandchildren. Part of her interest
in decorating has come from
decorating her home for her
grandchildren.
During her professional

career, Friemoth worked for


Teleflex, took care of children
of school teachers and worked
on staff at McDonalds.
This all makes my day,
especially helping with the
elderly, observed Friemoth.
I hope that if I am in that
position someday, someone
will come visit me. I feel
called to do what I am doing.
I feel I am doing what God
wants me to do.

Trivia

Answers to Fridays questions:

The very first winner of reality TVs Celebrity


Apprentice was Piers Morgan. Three years later,
Morgan launched Piers Morgan Tonight in the
CNN primetime evening slot previously held by
Larry King.
The Whos lead guitarist Peter Townsend wrote
the 2012 memoir entitled Who I Am.
Todays questions:
What U.S. presidents mother had Stanley as
her first name?
What does a squirrel use to control its body
temperature?
Answers in Wednesdays Herald