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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Delphos, Ohio

Vol. 145 No. 189

Commisioners pass lodging tax hike


BY NANCY SPENCER
DHI Media Editor
nspencer@delphosherald.com

Allen County Commissioner Cory Noonan explains the commissioners stand on a lodging tax increase
during one of many recent meetings on the topic. County Administrator Becky Saine listens. (DHI Media
file photo)

LIMA Guests staying at


hotels and motels in Allen County
will pay a few dollars more after
April 1.
Commissioners passed two resolutions Tuesday in time to meet
the March 15 deadline set forth
by state legislature. The first resolution increased the county lodging tax by three percent and the
second rolled the existing county
lodging tax back from three percent to 1 3/4 percent, netting an
effective increase of 1 3/4 percent. The proceeds will be used
for repairs and improvements to
the Lima Civic Center, a county-owned property and a marketing position to promote county
properties.
Commissioner Cory Noonan
said the measure was not taken
lightly by him or his fellow commissioners.
We spent a great deal of time
looking at all the angles of this
and we decided if we meet the

needs of the Civic Center, in turn,


that will bring people to Allen
County, Noonan said. The marketing person will be critical to
bringing that all together.
Noonan said a lot of Ts still
needed crossed and Is dotted.
We will draft memorandums
of understanding making the
intent clear and all the entities,
including the commissioners,
the Civic Center, the Lima/Allen
County Visitor and Convention
Bureau, the Ohio Hotel & Lodging
Association and the fairgrounds
will have a representative on a
committee to further the success
of the county, Noonan said.
The tax increase will generate
approximately $300,000 a year.
Civic
Center
Executive
Director Cindy Wood said there is
a capital plan for the facility with
a soft estimate of $3.9 million
which includes upgrades to the
HVAC system and technology for
the Crouse Performance Hall and
the Exhibit Hall and bringing the
facility into the 21st century.

United Way
focusing on
health,
education

Upfront
Lumm to lead
Lenten Lunch
The Delphos Ministerial
Association is offering
its annual Lenten Lunch
Program on Thursdays
through March 26 at Trinity
United Methodist Church.
This years theme is
The Parables of Lent.
Each week, the Lenten
series will look at life situations everyone faces.
The Rev Ron Lumm
to speak on The Good
Samaritan on Thursday.
Lunch will follow.
A goodwill offering of
$3.50 is suggested.
All are welcome
to these programs.

17th annual
Curves Food
Drive kicks off
From now through March
21, Curves of Delphos at
1875 E. Fifth St. will participate in the 17th annual
Curves Food Drive to collect non-perishable food to
benefit both The Delphos
Inter-Faith Thrift Shop
and St. Vincent DePaul.
Curves is inviting
non-members and members to take part in the food
drive. Curves will be a local
drop- off place for any community residents to drop off
food which greatly benefits
local families in need.

Forecast

Mostly sunny
today. Areas
of dense fog
this morning. Mostly
clear tonight.
Highs in the
lower 50s. Lows in the
upper 20s. See page 2.

Index

Obituaries
State/Local
The Next Generation
Community
Sports
Business
Classifieds
Comics and Puzzles
World News

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See TAX, page 12

BY STEPHANIE GROVES
DHI Media Staff Writer
sgroves@delphosherald.com

Delphos Ladies Club gives final donation


The Delphos Ladies Club presented the Thrift Shop with a donation recently. Club members Therese Klaus, left,
and Paulette Honigford, right, present Executive Director Becky Strayer with a donation for the Food Pantry. Klaus
said the group decided to disband in February. Members have worked for 10 years fundraising for their Angel Fund
a fund used to help cancer patients with groceries and medical travel expenses by taking in $1 donations at
an annual craft show. The club was originally the Lioness Club, which dissolved some years ago. (Photo submitted)

DNA colon cancer test available


BY STEPHANIE GROVES
DHI Media Staff Writer
sgroves@delphosherald.com

LIMA - In the United States, 50,000 people


will die from colon cancer this next year. The
most common symptom for colon cancer is no
symptom.
In observance of Colorectal
Cancer Awareness month,
healthcare practitioners are
educating the general public
on prevention, early detection
and treatment of the third leading cause of cancer death in
America.
Until recently, the most effective screening test for colorectal cancer has been a procedure
called a colonoscopy, an outpatient procedure that includes a
bowel cleaning prep at home,
sedation and a 30-60-minute
examination of the rectum and
colon with colonoscope which
has a small video camera in the
tip allowing detection of changes or abnormalities
in the colon.
For the obvious reasons, there are not too
many people who would look forward to the
procedure. Now, theres a non-evasive DNA
stool test called Cologuard which is 92-percent
effective for spotting colon cancer and 94-percent
effective at detecting early-stage cancers (I, II)

when theyre most curable.


St. Rita Medical Centers Gastroenterologist
Richard Capone MD, FACG is co-chair of
Northwest Ohio Colorectal Cancer Awareness
Coalition, a group striving to decrease the
diseases incidence and mortality in the area,
increase colon cancer screening rates in Allen,
Hardin and Putnam counties and
improve the quality of life for all
colorectal cancer survivors.
Cologuard is a non-evasive
screening test that measures
abnormal DNA in the stool, a
test which should be done every
three years, Capone said. Its
a test Medicare will pay for.
If an individual does not have
insurance, the test costs around
$599.
In Allen County, we have
diagnosed 90-100 people each
year through screenings; however, we are only screening 60
percent of those who should be
screened, Capone affirmed.
Over the past 10 years, we have
seen a 3-percent decrease in death rates attributed
to colorectal cancer.
Capone said the cancer is preventable by
performing a colonoscopy every 10 years and
removing any polyps prior to them becoming
cancerous. The cancer is curable if found early.
See DNA, page 12

LIMA The governing


board of the Allen County
Red Cross has decided
to end the funding relationship between the Red
Cross and the United Way
of Greater Lima. Effective
June 30, the United Way
will no longer provide funding for the following Red
Cross programs: Service to
the Armed Forces, Blood
Services and Health and
Safety Services.
United Way of Greater
Lima President and CEO
Phil Hayne said the organization began the process of
looking through the lens
of the community and strategic investing 2 1/2 years ago.
He said the organization was
inclusive inviting new partners and were transparent with
established partners informing
them changes in funding may
occur.
See FOCUS, page 12

Area counties see jump


in unemployment rate
BY ED GEBERT
DHI Media Editor
egebert@timesbulletin.com

COLUMBUS Coming off a long-time low in the


county unemployment rate in December, the January
2015 county rate showed a big jump from 3.9 percent to
Januarys 5.2 percent in Van Wert County.
The increase of more than a full percentage point was
not out of place in the Civilian Labor Force Estimates
released Tuesday through the Ohio Department of Job
and Family Services. That report showed increases in the
jobless rate in all 88 Ohio counties.
Rates jumped all around the area, including a move
from 4.6 percent to 6.1 percent in Allen County, a one
and a half point increase in Paulding County from
4.3 to 5.8 percent, a jump in Putnam County from 3.6
percent to 5.2 percent, Auglaize Countys move from
3.5 to 4.7 percent, and state-best Mercer County even
saw a rise from 3.0 percent in December to 4.2 percent
in January.
Much of big jumps in rates can be attributed to end of
the year statistical adjustments. The labor force numbers in
Van Wert County saw an increase in the total labor force
increase from 13,900 to 14,400. The number of workers on
the job also rose from 13,400 to 13,600, and the number
listed as unemployed increased from 500 in December to
800 in the Janauary report.
See JOBS, page 12

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For The Record


FROM THE ARCHIVES
one Year Ago
The YMCA of Van Wert County is celebrating its 100-year anniversary. That celebration officially began on Monday with
a ribbon-cutting with the Van Wert Area
Chamber of Commerce. The YMCA of Van
Wert County was incorporated in 1914, when
John Strandler left one-third of his estate for a
structure and the remainder in an endowment
fund to be used to establish a local YMCA.
25 Years Ago 1990
Catholic Ladies of Columbia distributed
benefit tickets to members at a recent meeting.
The tickets are for a cash drawing June 5 at a
potluck dinner. A card party is scheduled for
March 20 at Knights of Columbus Hall. Jenna
Rose Kleman and Leona Berelsman are chairladies. Committee will include Mildred Korb,
Donna Reinemeyer, Norma Wittler, Estella
Suever, Melinda Klaus, Elizabeth Kundert,
Lucille Bowden, Bea Fischer, Alice Hoehn,
Caroline Gallmeier, Rose Weber, Thelma
Brinkman and Margaret Bellman.
The St. Johns Blue Jays find themselves in
a position that not many people expected early
in the season. They extended their perfect
1990 performance to 16 straight wins Friday
night with an 82-73 victory over Crestview
and claimed the Division IV Elida District
championship. Steve Jettinghoff led St. Johns
with 24 points on 10 of 15 shooting and was
the games leading rebounder with 9.
Jefferson senior Chris Renner, who averaged 17.5 points, was selected for the AllNorthwest Conference boys basketball team.
Senior Jon Boggs and junior Don Rice of
Jefferson were honorable mention. Also
named to the all-conference team was senior
Todd Kroeger of Spencerville
50 Years Ago 1965
The Delphos Kiwanis Club met Tuesday
evening to discuss a number of projects.
One of the projects was the card party-bake
sale that will be held April 20 at the Franklin
School. The second project was the approval
of the programs for the Kiwanis Club sponsored Travel and Adventure series for 1965-66

WeAtHer ForeCAst
tri-County
Associated Press
toDAY: Mostly sunny.
Areas of dense fog in the
morning. Highs in the lower
50s. North winds 5 to 10 mph.

season.
A sidewalk caf and artists scenes will
set the stage for Phi Delta Sororitys annual style show and card party scheduled for
March 20 in the Franklin School auditorium.
Mrs. Robert Hanshumaker will serve as commentator for this years trip into Spring in
Paris. Apparel shown will be from the following local stores: Betty Jane Shop, Penns
Shoes and Jack and Jill Shop, Wannemachers
Jewelry Store, Koesters Jewelry Store and
Lion Clothing Store.
Don McGue and Chuck Rader of Ronnie
and Genes Marathon basketball squad,
teamed up to score 44 points, 22 each, in the
96-73 win over the First Church of God team
in Lima Tournament play Wednesday night.
Three other members of the local team scored
in the double figures, Gip Pohlman contributed 13 points, and Ted Keysor and Larry Miller
each had 14.
75 Years Ago 1940
The OHerrs, the Walshes, the McKowens,
the McMahons, the Reddingtons, the ONeills,
etc., all ardent wearers of the green will
bask in the local limelight with the approach
of the feast of St. Patrick, the patron of the
Irish on March 17. And so that persons with
no Irish strain in their blood may have a part
in this all-important celebration, the Irish of
St. Johns parish are giving an entertainment
in the school auditorium Sunday night.
An exhibit of unusual interest is now on
display in the Adult Department of the Van
Wert Brumback Library. Twenty-five Indian
portraits drawn by David C. Miller of Van
Wert are attracting much attention. Miller
spent three months this past year in South
Dakota and Montana on Indian reservations,
drawing portraits. One is of White Bull who
claims he killed General Custer.
There was a large and appreciative audience at the presentation of the Lenten cantata,
The Darkest Hour, given Sunday afternoon
by the Lima Choral Art Choir at the Delphos
Presbyterian Church. Delphos members of
the choir are Mary Jane Meads and Walter
Moenter.

WEATHER

toniGHt: Mostly clear.


Lows in the upper 20s. East
winds around 10 mph.
tHUrsDAY:
Mostly
sunny. Highs in the lower
50s. East winds 5 to 10 mph.
tHUrsDAY niGHt:
Partly cloudy. A 30 percent

chance of rain after midnight.


Lows in the mid 30s. East
winds 5 to 10 mph.
FriDAY AnD FriDAY
niGHt: Rain likely. Highs
in the mid 50s. Lows in the
mid 40s. Chance of rain 70
percent.

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OBITUARIES

Nancy Spencer, editor


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

Jeremy s. Kent

Alice t. Youngpeter

Aug. 17, 1983March 9, 2015


DELPHOS Jeremy S.
Kent, 31, of Delphos passed
away at his residence on
Monday.
He was born on Aug. 17,
1983, in Van Wert to Reo
Savage and Laura (Kent)
Savage.
He is survived by his parents; four children, Jeremy
Jr., Kylie, Aubrey Rose and
Jesse, all of Delphos; siblings, Rachel Kent, Lillian
Savage, Wes Thomson, Lance
Thomson, Timothy Aguirre,
Tom Myers and Tiana Myers;
and paternal grandfather,
Elmer Kent.
Jeremy was a member
of the Delphos Wesleyan
Church and attended the First
Assembly of God Church in
Delphos. He was an amazing
young man with many talents.
He was a true family man who
dearly loved his children. He
was eager to spend time with
his family.
His funeral service will be
held at 2 p.m. Friday at Harter
and Schier Funeral Home with
a private burial held at a later
date. Visitation will be held
from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the
funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to
the family.
To leave condolences,
please visit harterandschier.
com.

Aug. 6, 1936March 10, 2015


DELPHOS Alice T.
Youngpeter, 78, of Delphos
passed away on Tuesday at
Lima Memorial Hospital with
her daughter by her side.
She was born in Ottoville
on Aug. 6, 1936, to William
and Clara (Merschman)
Landwehr.
On Jan. 15, 1955, she was
united in marriage to James
W. Youngpeter, who passed
away on Jan. 29, 1998.
She is survived by three
children, Karen Sue (Steve)
Burwell of Lima, Kenneth
W. (Mickey) of Bell, Florida,
and Robert J. (Helen)
Youngpeter of Delphos; her
brother, Norbert Landwehr;
seven grandchildren; and 11
great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in
death by her parents; and two
sisters, Leona C. Fisher and
Helen L. Fleming.
Alice was a member
of Delphos St. John the
Evangelist Catholic Church
and the VFW post 3035
Ladys Auxiliary. She enjoyed
crocheting, playing cards and
putting together jig saw puzzles. Alice felt completely at
home in the assisted living at
Vancrest. She truly enjoyed
every aspect of her three years
there.
A Mass of Christian Burial
will be held at 11 a.m. Friday
at St. John the Evangelist
Catholic Church. Burial will
be in the church cemetery
following the Mass.
Visitation will be held from
2-8 p.m. Thursday with a parish wake at 7:30 p.m. with an
Auxiliary service at 7 p.m. at
Harter and Schier memorial chapel. Donations can be
made to Vancrest Healthcare
activities department.
To leave condolences,
please visit harterandschier.
com.

FUNERAL
BUrDen, Billy D., 89, of
Jefferson, Georgia, and formerly of Spencerville, visitation will be held at the Thomas
E. Bayliff Funeral Home in
Spencerville from 4-8 p.m.
Friday. Funeral services will
be held at Hartford Christian
Church, Spencerville, at 11
a.m. Saturday with Pastor
Robert King officiating.
Burial will follow at Hartford
Cemetery. Condolences may
be sent to tbayliff@woh.
rr.com.

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BIRTHS
ST. RITAS
A girl was born March 6
to Molly and Dan Hemker of
Delphos.
A boy was born March 9
to Lynette and Cory Haehn of
Delphos.

Gang leader given


at least 99 years
CLEVELAND (AP) A
Cleveland man who authorities say is a leader of Ohios
fastest growing criminal gang
has been sentenced to serve at
least 99 years in prison.
A Cuyahoga County jury
last month found Heartless
Felons leader Julius Webster
guilty of 11 of the 17 charges
filed against him in connection with a slaying in
Cleveland and a robbery in
Canton.
On Tuesday following an
hour-long hearing, a judge
sentenced the 29-year-old
Webster to 99 years to life in
prison. Webster declined to
make a statement.

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Today is Wednesday, March 11, the 70th


day of 2015. There are 295 days left in the
year.
Todays Highlight in History:
On March 11, 1865, during the Civil
War, Union forces under General William
T. Sherman occupied Fayetteville, North
Carolina.
On this date:
In 1861, the Constitution of the
Confederate States of America was adopted
by the Confederate Congress in Montgomery,
Alabama.
In 1888, the Blizzard of 88, also known as
the Great White Hurricane, began inundating the northeastern United States, resulting in
some 400 deaths.
In 1915, during World War I, Britain enacted a sweeping, long-distance blockade aimed
at disrupting trade to and from German ports.
In 1935, the Bank of Canada began operations, issuing its first series of bank notes.
In 1942, as Japanese forces continued to
advance in the Pacific during World War II,
Gen. Douglas MacArthur left the Philippines
for Australia. (MacArthur, who subsequently
vowed, I shall return, kept that promise
more than 2 years later.)
In 1955, Sir Alexander Fleming, the discoverer of penicillin, died in London at age
73.
In 1965, I Lost It at the Movies, a collection of film criticism by Pauline Kael, was
first published by Little, Brown and Co.
In 1977, more than 130 hostages held in
Washington D.C. by Hanafi Muslims were
freed after ambassadors from three Islamic
nations joined the negotiations.
In 1993, Janet Reno was unanimously confirmed by the Senate to be attorney general.
In 2004, ten bombs exploded in quick succession across the commuter rail network in
Madrid, Spain, killing 191 people in an attack

linked to al-Qaida-inspired militants.


In 2011, a magnitude-9.0 earthquake and
resulting tsunami struck Japans northeastern coast, killing nearly 20,000 people and
severely damaging the Fukushima Dai-ichi
nuclear power station.
In 2012, sixteen Afghan villagers mostly women and children were shot dead as
they slept by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Robert
Bales, who later pleaded guilty and was sentenced to life in prison without parole.
Ten years ago: A judge, court reporter and
sheriffs deputy were shot to death at an Atlanta
courthouse; Brian Nichols, who killed them as
well as a federal agent, surrendered a day later
at the apartment of Ashley Smith, a woman
hed taken hostage. (Nichols was later convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison.)
Five years ago: A federal appeals court in
San Francisco upheld the use of the words
under God in the Pledge of Allegiance and
In God We Trust on U.S. currency. In an
address at Tel Aviv University, Vice President
Joe Biden said good faith negotiations
could recognize Israeli security needs and the
Palestinian goal for a viable state. Sebastian
Pinera was sworn in as Chiles new president
on a day when the country was peppered with a
dozen significant aftershocks from a February
earthquake. Pro Football Hall of Famer and
former television actor Merlin Olsen died in
suburban Los Angeles at age 69.
One year ago: In an extraordinary public
accusation, the head of the Senate Intelligence
Committee, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.,
declared the CIA had interfered with and then
tried to intimidate a congressional investigation into the agencys possible use of torture
in terror probes during the Bush administration. Swedish Radio reporter Nils Horner was
shot dead in Kabul, Afghanistan, in an attack
claimed by a Taliban splinter group. Dallas
Seavey ran a blistering pace and took the lead
just hours before the finish to win the Iditarod
Trail Sled Dog Race.

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STATE/LOCAL

Trustees
discuss police
agreement
INFORMATION
SUBMITTED
MARION TOWNSHIP
The Marion Township
trustees held their regularly
scheduled meeting on Monday
with the following members
present: Jerry Gilden, Joseph
Youngpeter and Howard
Violet.
The purpose of the meeting
was to pay bills and conduct
ongoing business. The minutes of the previous meeting
were read and approved as
read.
The trustees then reviewed
the bills and gave approval for
13 checks totaling $8,437.12.
Road Foreman Elwer gave
the trustees the striping program for 2015 with recommendations on striping that
should be done, which they
signed, and he will forward to
the County Engineers office.
He also talked about a zoning issue on Billymack Road.
Fiscal Officer Kimmet gave
the trustees the Fund Status
and Bank Reconciliation
Reports from Feb. 28 to
review and sign.
He gave the trustees copies
of a letter from ISO.
He read two letters from
PERSO advising the township
both claims have be closed.
He had the annual BOMV
forms, which are required by
the insurance company, to be
reviewed and signed so they
could be sent in.
He also advised Elwer
that OTARMA is offering the
Safety Grant Program again
this year.
Police Chief Vermillion
asked the trustees if they
had anything that needed
questioned or changed on
the Mutual Aid Agreement
with City of Limas Police
Department he gave them
to review. There were a few
things he questioned and asked
to be changed and the trustees told him if he was okay
with the contract, he should go
ahead with it.
Trustee Violet made a
motion to hire Doug Vermillion
to fill the part-time job in the
road and maintenance department, which was seconded
by Trustee Youngpeter and
passed unanimously.
There being no further
business a motion by Trustee
Youngpeter to adjourn was
seconded by Trustee Violet
and passed unanimously.

Hite announces
legislation to
protect children
from meningitis
INFORMATION
SUBMITTED
COLUMBUS Senator
Cliff Hite (RFindlay)
announced the introduction of
new legislation on Tuesday
regarding
immunizations
against meningitis.
Senate Bill 121 will require
the Ohio Department of Health
to prescribe a schedule for
immunizations against bacterial meningitis. The Center
for Disease Control currently
recommends the vaccination
to all students at ages 11 or 12,
with a booster at age 16.
Meningitis can quickly strike young victims and
result in multiple amputations or death within hours,
Hite said. Sadly, my family
learned through tragedy that
the best treatment for meningitis is often prevention.
The bill comes as a follow-up to last years Senate
Bill 275, which created a statewide Meningitis Awareness
Day, set for March 9. Senator
Hites niece, Tess Whitson,
passed away within hours of
contracting the disease.
I am continuing my commitment to Tess and other
victims by introducing this
bill. If we can prevent even
one death with the passage of
this bill, we will have made a
difference, Hite said.
Senator Hite introduced
the bill while speaking to
the Immunization Advocacy
Network of Ohio today, a
group of vaccination advocates from around the state.
They have previously supported the addition of meningitis to the list of required
vaccinations for students.
For
more
information on Senate Bill 275 and
Meningitis Awareness Day,
please visit www.youtube.com/
watch?v=nriWLUAyw18.

Vantage has 33 students who have earned the right to advance to state competition in the Business Professionals of America skills contest this week.
(Submitted photo)

Vantage BPA students qualify for state


INFORMATION SUBMITTED

Vantage Career Center recently


hosted the first round of Region 16
Business Professionals of America
(BPA) skills contests. Fifty students
from the Vantage business programs
- Interactive Media, Medical Office
Management and Network Systems
- competed in a variety of different contests including PC Security,
Java Programming, Medical Office
Procedures, Computer Modeling,
Computer Animation, Network
Design, Advanced Office Systems and
Procedures, Administrative Support
and Parliamentary Procedures.
This year, 33 students earned the
right to advance to the state competition held in Columbus in the spring.
Several Network Systems students
participated in events this year. Senior
Mathew Niemeyer (Ottoville) took
top honors in the Java Programming,
while senior Marty Kessler (Paulding)
placed second.

A team of seniors Zach


Crider (Parkway), Seth Luginbill
(Van Wert), Alex Miller (Delphos
Jefferson) and Matthew Schrader
(Delphos Jefferson) - placed first
in the Network Design Team event,
while a team of four juniors
Christian Lintermoot (Lincolnview),
Cory Miller (Lincolnview), Justin
Moenter (St. Johns) and Sam Wright
(Crestview) took first place in the
Computer Animation competition.
Senior Rex Wilson (Fort Jennings)
placed first in the Computer Modeling
contest.
Junior Kenneth Pinks-Liebert
(Parkway) placed first in the PC
Servicing and Troubleshooting contest and his classmate Christian
Laukhuf (Kalida) placed third.
Senior
Dmitry
Billingsley
(Continental) placed third in the
Computer Security competition.
A combined group of juniors from
all three business programs Jon
Krouse (Crestview), Jordan Jacomet

(St. Johns), Dakota Sensabaugh


(Antwerp),
Alexis
Forester
(Crestview), Alexa Longberry (Fort
Jennings) and Madison Smith (Van
Wert) took first place honors in the
Parliamentary Procedures contest.
Senior Emily Pastor (Paulding)
took second place in the Integrated
Office Applications contest.
Interactive Media senior Chelsea
Gephart (Crestview) took top honors in the individual Presentation
Management contest.
Her classmates, Katelyn Johnson
(Paulding) and Keatyn Hamilton
(Delphos Jefferson) placed first and
second respectively in the Digital
Publishing contest, which was a pilot
event this year.
The Medical Office Management
program was well-represented in
the winners circle. Senior Courtnie
Laney (Wayne Trace) placed first in
the Advanced Word Processing Skills
contest.
Junior Angel Kline (Lincolnview)

placed first in the Advanced Office


Systems and Procedures contest.
Jill Ross, a senior from Wayne
Trace, took top honors in the
Advanced Spreadsheet Applications
event.
First place honors also went to
junior Alexis Doster (Continental)
in the Medical Office Procedures
contest and senior Danielle Dasher
(Lincolnview) in the Legal Office
Procedures event.
The Administrative Support team
of seniors Julia Balser (Antwerp),
Britny Miller (Wayne Trace),
Kaytlynn Puckett (Paulding) and
Hannah Smith (Van Wert) also
brought home top honors.
Senior Mayleen Plescher (St.
Johns) was the first place winner in
the Extemporaneous Speech contest.
Students who qualified for the state
contest will compete Thursday and
Friday in Columbus. Congratulations
and good luck to all student competitors!

Kasich calls
for unity

Participating in the $2,500 Americas Farmers Grow Communities donation presentation to Fort Jennings
Musketeer Athletic Boosters is, from left, Scott Buckland (Monsanto), Ken Kloeppel, Booster Treasurer Mark
Grone, Booster President Amy Beining, winning farmer Ron Kloeppel, Sue Kloeppel and Denise and Bob Kloeppel.
(Submitted photo)

Putnam farmer directs funds to


Musketeer Athletic Boosters
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varieties
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Our school district is very small, rural hunger, purchase life-saving fire
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Ohio Gov. John Kasich said
there was something stuck in
his craw Tuesday that he just
had to get out: We are all part
of the same American team.
During a visit to a workforce panel meeting, the
Republican governor interjected his plea for a more unified nation after a Democrat
began thanking him for her
role on the panel but first she
noted that they were not of the
same political ideology.
We got to get out of the
psyche that were not all on
the same god darn team in this
country, in this state, Kasich
said. Its like, you know, you
say this, I gotta say that. Its
just trash. And its wrecking
our country.
Kasich is considering a
2016 presidential bid.
The governor told members of his Executive
Workforce Board about a
recent encounter he had with
House Minority Leader Nancy
Pelosi, a California Democrat,
who he said greeted him with
a hug, a kiss and told him it
was great seeing him. He said
that made some of his nearby
GOP colleagues jaws drop.
Kasich said if such division
continues, this is going to do
the country in.

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The Next Generation

Ohio State Lima chorale to spend


spring break touring, performing
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LIMA The Ohio State
University at Lima Chorale
will perform four concerts at various locations in
northwest and western Ohio
during spring break week
March 16-20. This group of
45 student singers will perform secular and non-secular works during the five-day
tour that also includes a trip
to Nashville.
This tour is an opportunity for the students to experience the excitement and
opportunities of a city like
Nashville in terms of entertainment, museums and musical productions, said Dr.
Matthew Young, director of
choral activities. But just as
importantly, the students will
grow as a musical ensemble
through multiple performances and share the hard work
they have done all around the
state.
The tour kicks off with
the on-campus Spring Choral
Concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday
in the Martha W. Farmer
Theatre for the Performing
Arts. The chorale will be at
Perrysburg High School from
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday.

At 7 p.m. Monday, they


will perform at the Wesley
United Methodist Church in
Bryan. The final performance
will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday
at Kettering-Fairmont High
School in Kettering. All the
evening performances are
free and open to the public.
We are singing at several
high schools that do not typically host University level
choirs, said Young. These
concerts will expose high
school students to options for
pursuing a college education
and also to opportunities for
participating in music while
they seek their degrees. I
think this is particularly evident with our ensembles, as
the majority of the students
who sing in our choirs are not
pursuing a career in music,
yet are still able to and interested in participating in choir
during their college careers.
The Chorale singers will
stay with host families during
the first leg of their trip. The
group will visit Nashville for
two days and return to campus
March 20. Non-singing tour
stops include the National
Museum of the US Air Force
in Dayton and the Parthenon
art museum in Nashville.

Elida FFA holds annual banquet

Elida FFA recently held its 61st annual parent-member


banquet at the Old Barn Out Back at which President Jared Blymyer, left, presented an honorary chapter degree to
former Elida FFA member Eric Martin. Martin has assisted the Elida group by participating in the Community Day/
Member Auction and helping with other various projects.
The Outdoor Power Team was recognized for placing third
in the FFA District 4 contest, which was held at the Cory
Rawson High School. Team members included Robert
Wortman, Travis Watkins and Jared Blymyer. Retiring Officer Plaques were given to Andrew Troyer, Hailey Skeins,
Adam Purdy, Grace Martin, Hayley Wagner and Clark Etzler. (Submitted photos)

Elida FFA Vice-president Travis Watkins, right, welcomes


our guest speaker Jim Bowsher from Wapakoneta. Bowsher spoke on setting priorities in life and preserving American Heritage. Receiving top awards at the banquet were
Star Chapter Farmer Travis Watkins, Star Greenhand
Owen Anderson and Star Agribusiness Person Jared Blymyer. The State Cooperative Education Team was recognized for placing 4th in the state contest. Team members
included Emily Siefker, A.J. Siefker and Riley Overholt.
The top three fruit sale winners included first place Latayveyia Massey, second place Oliver Fessler and third place
Austin Bloom.

The 2014 Agricultural Engineering Team was recognized


for their fifth-place finish in the state finals last September.
Team members were, from left, Clark Etzler, Jared Blymyer, Travis Watkins and Hayley Wagner. Those receiving
awards for public speaking contest included Adam Purdy,
Chance Brown, Kennedy Gray and Owen Anderson. Members receiving awards for Allen County Fair Projects include Travis Watkins for showing the Reserve Champion
Market Lamb, Andrew Troyer for Outstanding Woodworking and FFA Shop Sweepstake Awards Hayley Wagner for
Outstanding Skills Panel and A.J. Siefker for outstanding
Electrical Project.

Members receiving recognition for State and American


FFA Degrees include, from left, Oliver Fessler, Trenton
Long, A.J. Siefker and Brent Sevitz. The 2014 American
FFA Degree Recipient was Trenton Long who received his
American Degrees at the National FFA Convention in Louisville, Kentucky last fall. 2015 State FFA Degree Recipients Oliver Fessler, A.J. Siefker and Brent Sevitz will receive their degrees in April at the State FFA Convention in
Columbus. Jared Blymyer was recognized for his 1st place
Turf grass Proficiency placing at the District 4 evaluation
and Clark Etzler placed second with his FFA Treasurers
Book out of 35 schools.

Klausing earns
Student of Month What is 4-H and how do I join?
Derek Klausing, a sophomore at St. Johns High
School, was honored by the Delphos Optimist Club as
the Student of the Month. Klausing received a certificate and a silver collector coin for his award. He is the
son of John and Nancy Klausing. St. Johns Principal
Adam Lee assisted in the presentation. (Submitted
photo)

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I keep hearing about?
Members who are age 8
and in the third grade are
considered project members and must enroll and
complete a minimum of one
project each year. There are
over 200 4-H projects a
member can choose from.
Cant find a project that
interests you out of those
200? You can create your
own personalized project
by taking the self-determined project.
Projects cover a wide
range of topic areas.
Excluding livestock project, examples of popular
projects include: photography, small engines, natural
resource projects such as
fishing, foods, rockets, creative writing, and shooting
sports such as archery.
Youth can discover all the
projects available through
the Ohio 4-H Family
Guide. These are available
through a community club
or you can pick one up at
the Van Wert County OSU
Extension Office or online
at www.ohio4h.org. Also,
you can visit Project Central
online at http://projectcentral.ohio4h.org to browse
projects. Project Central
allows you to filter projects
by interest areas and skill
levels. You can also read
reviews from others who
have taken the project.
Want to learn more?
The 4-H program is
part of the Ohio State
University Extension services. For more information
on the 4-H program and
how to get involved, contact the Van Wert County
OSU Extension office at
419-238-1214. The office
is located at 1055 S
Washington St in Van Wert
at the fairgrounds. You can
also find more information
on their website vanwert.
osu.edu or follow Van Wert
County 4-H on Facebook at
facebook.com/vanwert4h.

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

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COMMUNITY

LANDMARK

New cow supplies cream


for homemade treat
BY LOVINA EICHER

Middle Point
Welcome Sign

CALENDAR OF
EVENTS

TODAY
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.
4 p.m. Delphos Public
Library board members meet
at the library conference
room.
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.
8 p.m. American
Legion Post 268, 415 N.
State St.
FRIDAY
7:30 a.m. Delphos
Optimist Club, A&W DriveIn, 924 E. Fifth St.
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
8:30-11:30 a.m. St.
Johns High School recycle,
enter on East First Street.
9 a.m. - noon Interfaith
Thrift Store is open for shopping.
St. Vincent dePaul Society,
located at the east edge of the
St. Johns High School parking lot, is open.
Cloverdale recycle at village park.
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Delphos Postal Museum is
open.
12:15 p.m. Testing of
warning sirens by Delphos
Fire and Rescue.
1-3 p.m. Delphos Canal
Commission Museum, 241
N. Main St., is open.
7 p.m. Bingo at St.
Johns Little Theatre.

March! This year is going way too fast


for me!
Daughter Verena
and I just came in
from milking our
new cow, Bessie,
and doing the outside chores. Son
Joseph
usually
takes care of feeding the horses. I
left the school children sleep later this
morning so there
wasnt enough time.
We are getting plenty of milk from
Bessie.
I havent milked a cow since I was
married almost 22 years ago. It was fun to
milk a cow again but not something I want
to do daily. The boys have been milking
Bessie at night. Until Joseph gets faster
at it, Verena and I usually milk her in the
mornings. I can feel my arms arent used
to it anymore.
When I was seven years old I started
helping to milk our cows at home. Every
morning and evening we had 12 to 14 cows
we milked by hand. When Joe and I were
married my parents gave us a milk cow,
but Joe always milked her as I was always
busy with the little children. Now our children arent so little anymore; this makes a
person sometimes wish time would slow
down.
Friday evening quite a few people
attended the birthday party for niece
Salome at the community building. Our
family attended and so did Timothy and
Mose. Guests played basketball and volleyball and also other games. Some of us
sat and visited after supper. The community building is a nice, big place to have such
an event in the cold winter months.
Joes sister Christine, Jake and nine
children came here for the night after the
birthday supper. They were here until
Saturday afternoon.
Saturday morning for breakfast we had
biscuits, sausage gravy, scrambled eggs,
cheese, hot peppers, coffee, milk, grape
juice, and rhubarb juice.
For the noon meal Joe and Mose grilled
ham and hot wings. Jake and his sons froze
ice cream. Christine mixed the ingredients
for the ice cream. We used the cream off
of our cows milk. It sure makes so much

Happy
Birthday

better tasting ice cream. I also made a pasta


casserole to have with the grilled meat and
ice cream.
The forenoon was spent playing games.
Verena also had
some friends over
so there were plenty of people to play
games.
Matthew (Jake
and Christines son)
and son Kevin had
a hard time going
to sleep Friday evening. They were so
excited about being
able to spend the
night together.
Daughter Susan
took Edwin and
Rosetta (Jake and Christines two youngest children) for a pony ride with Tiger,
our pony. Matthew and Kevin also went
along. It was a cold ride but they dressed
warm and enjoyed it! Daughter Lovina and
Jakes daughter Miriam also went along for
the pony ride.
Kevin went to bed before dark Saturday
evening and slept until the next morning.
He was very tired from a long day and not
sleeping much Friday evening.
Sunday we spent the day at home. Our
afternoon visitors were nephews Jacob Jr.
and Benjamin, and niece Emma, and her
special friend Menno. Timothy and Mose
were here for the day as well. The boys
froze another batch of ice cream.
Our children like my new ice cream
recipe a lot better. Ill share it with you this
week. Gods blessings to all!
Homemade Ice Cream
6 cups cream
6 eggs
3 1/2 cups sugar
6 teaspoons vanilla
1 teaspoon salt
1 or 2 boxes of instant vanilla pudding
Mix all ingredients together until smooth.
Freeze in your ice cream freezer according to
directions.
Lovina Eicher is an Old Order Amish writer, cook, wife and mother of eight. Formerly
writing as The Amish Cook, Eicher inherited that column from her mother, Elizabeth
Coblentz, who wrote from 1991 to 2002.
Readers can contact Eicher at PO Box 1689,
South Holland, IL 60473 (please include a
self-addressed stamped envelope for a reply)
or at LovinasAmishKitchen@MennoMedia.

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SPORTS

Jays move on to Districts with


dominant win over Leipsic
BY LARRY HEIING
DHI Media Correspondent
news@delphosherald.com

Columbus Groves Bryce Sharrits takes a shot over Miller Citys Jared Snyder during tournament action Tuesday
evening. (DHI Media/Kenny Poling)

Grove leads big early,


holds off Miller City
BY JIM COX
DHI Media Correspondent
news@delphosherald.com

ELIDA Columbus Groves lock-down first-half defense


proved to be the difference in Tuesday nights Division IV
district semifinal, as the Bulldogs escaped with a 51-41 win
over Miller City. Grove is now 17-7 and will play Delphos St.
Johns (17-6) Friday night for the district title. The Blue Jays
dispatched Leipsic 63-41 in Tuesdays first game. Miller Citys
season ends at 17-6.
I thought our one-on-one defense was excellent tonight,
and we did a great job on the weak side boxing out, said
Grove coach Ryan Stechschulte. We thought if we kept it
close (rebounding), wed have a chance, and we did that.
Wildcat senior Adam Drummelsmith started the game
by swishing a 3-pointer from straightaway. However, the
Bulldogs Gabe Stechschulte landed a 12-footer, and Jace
Darbyshire tripled from the left wing to make it 5-3, Grove,
at 5:55.
Miller City wouldnt lead again.
Darbyshire then led a 13-3 run to make it 18-6 with 7:16
remaining in the second quarter. The Putnam County League
and Northwest Conference Player of the year already had 12
points at that juncture.
Drummelsmith buried another 3-pointer to end the first
half just as he started it, but Columbus Grove led 27-13 at the
break. The Wildcats hit only 5 of 21 field goal tries in the first
16 minutes, while the Bulldogs landed 10 of 22. That discrepancy would prove to be the difference in the game.
In the third quarter the lead got as big as 18 at 31-13 and
33-15, but Miller City bounced back impressively from there
despite never finding the range from the field. It was 37-26
after three and would get a lot closer in the fourth.
A put-back by the Wildcats Adam Niese had Miller City
within five at 41-36 with 2:26 remaining, but Grove hit 8 of 10
free throws down the stretch to hold off the rally.
We were happy with the effort we got in the second half,
said Miller City coach Bryan Kuhlman. It wouldve been really easy for the guys to fold up the tents and go home, but they
didnt do that. We were within (five) points late in the fourth
quarter. If the ball bounces our way, it couldve turned out to
totally different.
For the game as a whole, Grove out-shot Miller City from
the field 44 percent (17 of 39) to 26 percent (13 of 50). The
Dogs were only 3 for 12 (25 percent) from long range, but that
was a tad better than the Cats 5 of 22 (23 percent). Neither
team was hot from the stripe, Grove shooting 58 percent on 14
of 24, Miller City 53 percent on 10 of 19. The Bulldogs won
the boards 36-34. The Wildcats had fewer turnovers, 6-10.
We started playing a little bit tentative, said Coach
Stechschulte of the Wildcats late rally. Thats something we
need to address before playing a great St. Johns team. But we
responded in the end with some great possessions, and we hit
some free throws down the stretch.
See GROVE, page 8

DELPHOS Sometimes
a loss in sports can be a good
thing. In Delphos St. Johns
case, it was back to back
losses to Marion Local and
Lincolnview that forced the
Blue Jays to re-evaluate their
confidence.
Since suffering those setbacks last month, St. Johns
offense has come alive to win
six straight games including
capturing the sectional title at
Van Wert last weekend.
Standing in St. Johns
way was the Leipsic Vikings
that knocked off defending
state champion, Crestview, to
advance to the district tournament at Elida but the Blue
Jays didnt falter and took a
63-41 victory.
The Vikings jumped out
to an early 6-0 lead on buckets by Matt Schroeder, Gavin
Cupp and Putnam County
League first teamer Jordan
Brown. After a scoreless first
2 minutes of the contest, the
Jays finally got on the board
as Andy Grothouse dished to
Austin Heiing for the basket.
Leipsic hit their first four
shots of the opening quarter
to open up a 8-2 lead.
After a jumper by
Grothouse, the newly-inserted Tim Kreeger grabbed an
offensive rebound and his put
back cut the Vikings lead

CLEVELAND Brian
Hartlines outlook wasnt
exactly positive before he
visited the Browns as a free
agent.
To be frank, I didnt
expect a whole lot, the wide
receiver said.
That quickly changed
when he walked through the
teams remodeled facilities,
met Cleveland coach Mike
Pettine and heard the plan to
turn around a team that was
in the playoff mix last season
before collapsing.
Hartline liked what he saw
and heard.
It just felt right, he said.
At some point, your gut is
just kind of there and it was
one place that I was definitely
interested in being.
A dependable pass catcher for six seasons in Miami,

Hartline signed a 2-year, $6


million contract on Tuesday
with the Browns, giving the
team a rangy target to help
offset the indefinite loss of
Josh Gordon.
Its a homecoming for
Hartline. The 28-yearold grew up in Canton,
played at Ohio State
and is very familiar
with the Browns storied and stained tradition. Hartline knows
about the losing seasons,
quarterback controversies,
the playoff drought. All he
can do is try to make them
memories.
I guess there is a point
where the past is the past,
he said. It doesnt really
matter. Its all about seeing
the future and where things
are going. Im not going to
choose a place based off of
where theyve been. Its obviously important to have a

to two. A triple by Grant


Schroeder extended the
Leipsic lead briefly before
St. Johns caught the Vikings
with 1:35 remaining on a

pair of charity tosses by Alex


Odenweller. The Jays continued their 9-0 run on a spectacular assist by Grouthouse
around the Leipsic defense to

See JAYS, page 8

49ers Patrick Willis retiring


after injury-shortened season
By JANIE McCAULE
Associated Press
SANTA CLARA, Calif. Seventime Pro Bowl linebacker Patrick Willis
will retire after his 2014 season was
cut short by a toe injury that required
surgery.
The 49ers made the announcement
Tuesday, the first day of the NFLs new
season.
San Francisco is losing its defensive
captain and locker room leader, the player who often addressed the team before
games with inspirational pep talks.
Some of the greatest memories in
the history of our franchise have come
from his passion, dedication and sacrifice, CEO Jed York said. Patrick
epitomizes everything you could ever
want in a San Francisco 49er. What he
brought to this team goes much further
than his athletic abilities. His leadership
and infectious love for the game helped
propel this team. I consider myself very
lucky to have grown up around some
of the greatest players in the history of
this franchise and Patrick has certainly
secured his place among that elite group
of men. As a member of our family,
Patrick holds a special place in our hearts,
and we look forward to supporting him
as he moves on from his playing career.

Browns land receiver Hartline


hours before free agency opens
By TOM WITHERS
Associated Press

St. Johns Alex Odenweller shoots a 2-pointer during Tuesday nights game against Leipsic. Odenweller led the scoring with 20 points in the 63-41 win for the Blue Jays. (DHI
Media/Kenny Poling)

Kreeger for two and Heiing


bounced off the Viking
defense for a 17-13 lead.
Leipsic pulled within one
as Matt Schroeder nailed a
3-pointer to open the second quarter. Grothouse and
Kreeger hooked up again followed by Odenwellers first
triple of the night from in
front of the Leipsic bench.
Evan Hays found Grothouse
open in the paint for the
6-footer as the Jays led 24-17
forcing Viking coach Scott
Maag to call a time out with
3:39 remaining in the half.
Odenweller hit his second
trey of the quarter to open
up a 10 point lead for the
Jays. Hays found a streaking
Odenweller for his 10th point
of the second stanza before
the halftime buzzer sent both
teams to the locker room with
a Jays holding a 33-19 lead.
It took a while for us
get going but we used good
ball movement to exploit
Leipsics zone defense in the
second quarter, explained
St. Johns coach Aaron
Elwer. Our coaching staff
preaches defend first and
then rebound second. Leipsic
has three players over 6 foot
4 inches and they killed us on
the board early but we started
using our physicality to take
over the game in the second
quarter.

good track record. But to me,


I believed in the vision in
Cleveland.
Hartlines signing became
official a few hours before
the opening of free agency.
With more than $40 million
of salary cap space,
the Browns figure
to be aggressive but
coach Mike Pettine
cautioned the team
will not overpay,
sticking to a right
player, right price policy.
The Browns have pressing needs, including on their
defensive line if Jabaal Sheard
and Ahtyba Rubin two
starters last season sign
elsewhere. Cleveland would
also like to re-sign versatile
cornerback Buster Skrine,
who is drawing interest from
several teams including the
New York Jets.
See BROWNS, page 8

Willis and friend NaVorro Bowman


had made up one of the best 1-2 linebacker punches in the NFL until both
missed time last year, the entire season for Bowman as he recovered from
reconstructive knee surgery.
The 30-year-old Willis was sidelined
with a strained muscle in his
left big toe. He was placed
on the season-ending injured
reserve Nov. 11 after getting
hurt in the third quarter at St.
Louis on Oct. 13.
Late Monday, Willis posted
on social media a message that
hinted at his farewell from football and
included a series of references to bible
verses.
Today is my Future, Past, and
Present all in one, he wrote. Its bigger than me, it always has been and
it always will beI thank you guys
for everything, it has been an absolute
pleasure.I look forward to the continuation of my journey I feel full with
something that needs to be out, and i
just want to share it! Success is only as
beautiful as our Consistency! My life is
based On a True Concept! I know Im
not the only one!
Willis had missed six games in his
career before this latest injury sidelined
him for the final 10 games of 2014 for

San Francisco, which struggled to an


8-8 finish without him and missed the
playoffs for the first time in four years.
Nothing but respect for Mr @
PatrickWillis52 We been thru a lot
together, free agent wide receiver
Michael Crabtree wrote on Twitter.
The NFL Defensive
Rookie of the Year in 2007
after being drafted 11th
overall out of Mississippi,
Willis started 112 games
and had 950 tackles with
20.5 sacks in eight seasons. Willis also had eight
interceptions two returned for touchdowns 16 forced fumbles, five fumble
recoveries and 53 passes defensed.
As word spread Monday that Willis
was contemplating retirement, his former teammates and opponents took to
Twitter in tribute to No. 52.
Still have a chipped tooth from
@PatrickWillis52 knocking me out.
Congrats on a GREAT career man! Not
a nicer guy out there! quarterback Matt
Leinart wrote.
Without a doubt the greatest man/leader/friend/teammate @
PatrickWillis52 my hero! wrote former teammate and running back Marcus
Lattimore, forced out of the game by his
own knee injuries last year.

Bengals reach agreement with


A.J. Hawk, offer Still a deal
BY JOE KAY
Associated Press

CINCINNATI The Bengals solidified their linebacker position by agreeing to a two-year deal with free agent
A.J. Hawk and tendering an offer to
Emmanuel Lamur on Tuesday.
They also offered a one-year deal
to defensive tackle Devon Still,
whose daughter is fighting cancer.
Still will have to decide whether
to stay in Cincinnati while his
4-year-old daughter, Leah, is treated on the East Coast.
Hawk, a nine-year veteran, grew up
in Ohio and attended Ohio State. He
visited the Bengals as free agency started
on Tuesday, and agent Mike McCartney
tweeted that theyd reached agreement
on a two-year deal. The Bengals didnt
confirm the agreement.
Linebacker was one of Cincinnatis priorities for improving in the offseason. Rey
Maualuga agreed to a three-year deal last
week, avoiding free agency. Vontaze Burfict
missed most of last season with concussions
and torn knee cartilage and had two knee

operations, leaving his status uncertain.


Lamur is a restricted free agent who can
negotiate with other teams, but the Bengals
can match any offer. Lamur moved into
a starters role last season, when Burfict
and Maualuga missed significant time
with injuries. He ranked third on the team
with 90 tackles, intercepted two passes and
knocked down seven throws.
The Bengals also tendered
cornerback Chris Lewis-Harris,
the Bengals retained their rights
to the third-year player. He played
in 10 games over the past two
seasons, mostly on special teams.
Still played in 12 games last season
and had 19 tackles without a sack or interception. He flew back to Philadelphia to
visit his daughter whenever possible. By
offering Still a one-year deal rather than
making a tender offer, the tackle has more
flexibility in choosing his future.
The Bengals said Still is considering
the one-year offer based upon what is
happening with his family.
Leah Still was diagnosed with pediatric cancer and had a tumor removed from
her abdomen.

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Bearcats to battle Flyers


in Wapak District finals
By JIM METCALFE
DHI Media Sports Editor
jmetcalfe@delphosherald.com
WAPAKONETA One quarter.
That was the key stretch in the
Spencerville versus Perry boys basketball contest Tuesday night in the second
Wapakoneta Division IV District semifinal.
The Bearcats owned the third period 14-1 to open up a 15-point lead to
start the fourth and withstood a furious
Commodore rally for a 63-58 victory.
Spencerville (16-5), seeded second,
advances to take on top seed Marion
Local (who ousted New Bremen 54-51
earlier) at 7 p.m. Friday.
The Black Attack led 32-30 to commence the third period and upped the
man-to-man defensive intensity, so much
so they held the Commodores without a
made field goal (12 tries) and forced
six turnovers (14 for the game). In fact,
the only point was a free toss by Xavier
Monford (11 markers, 7 boards) at 2:13.
On the other end, the Bearcats hit 5-of11 shooting, led by seven markers from
Dakota Prichard (2 treys). In fact, his
3-pointer from the right wing with 27
ticks showing put the Bearcats up 46-31.
The only thing we talked about at
the half was defense and rebounding;
I didnt feel we did either as well as
we should, Spencerville coach Kevin
Sensabaugh said. We didnt talk about
Xs and Os but about those things. We
have taken on more of a defensive identity thanks to guys like Damien (Corso).
Early on, we were trying to find a role

Spencervilles Dakota Prichard (31) and Damien Corso battle with Perrys
Xavier Monford for the ball during District boys basketball action Tuesday at
Wapak. (Kajon Graphics)
for him and it eventually turned out to be
guarding the opponents best player. The
others have picked up on that.
Perry turned up its own defensive heat
in the fourth period forcing four early
turnovers and got eight points from the
foul-plagued Jakoby Lane-Harvey (14
points, 4 assists) and Plummie Gardner
(11 counters) with six to chip away at
the deficit. They also were forced to put
Spencerville on the foul line 21 times,

with the victors making 13 in the stanza


(17-of-27 for the game for 63.0%). Perry
with Lane-Harvey and Brandon Neal
(7 boards) both fouling out got as
close as five three times, the last at 60-55
on a drive by Orion Monford at 34 ticks.
However, Spencerville hit enough free
throws to off-set Perrys 10-of-21 shooting and move on.
See BEARCATS, page 8

Cubs hit 3 HRs in a row,


but Cleveland wins 10-6
BY GARY SCHATZ
Associated Press
GOODYEAR, Ariz. The new-look Chicago Cubs
are trying to build a team that soon will win a lot of
games.
In the meantime, maybe just one victory would be
nice.
Jorge Soler, Javier Baez and Kris Bryant hit consecutive home runs for the Cubs and yet they still became
the only winless team in the majors this spring, falling
to the Cleveland Indians 10-6 Tuesday.
If we started like this during the season, wed probably start to press, starting pitcher Travis Wood said.
Its spring and these things will happen. It is better it
happens now.
The Cubs, full of expectations this season under firstyear manager Joe Maddon, dropped to 0-6. Milwaukee
posted its first exhibition win earlier in the day.
Soler, Baez and Bryant connected in the fourth inning
off Trevor Bauer. Baez got his first hit of the spring.
Baez was 0 for 9 before connecting.
Welington Castro singled after the three homers.
Castro homered later in the day.
We kind of made fun of him, Baez said. He joined
the club, though.
The Cubs made four errors.
Michael Bourn had three hits and Tyler Holt, celebrating his 26th birthday, drove in two runs for the
Indians.
Michael was everywhere, Indians manager Terry
Francona said. He had a nice workout.
Wood gave up four runs, two of them earned, and
seven hits in three innings.
Francona thought Bauer pitched better than the
results showed.
I thought he threw the ball well, Francona said.
He has been focusing on throwing strikes and working
ahead in the count.
UP NEXT
Cubs: LHP Jon Lester will make his second start on
Wednesday against Zack Greinke of the Los Angeles
Dodgers.
Indians: RHP Danny Salazar will make his second
start against Oakland. RHP Cody Allen, RHP Cody
Anderson, LHP Ryan Merritt, LHP Nick Hagadone,
RHP Dustin Molleken and RHP Bryan Price will follow
Salazar.
STARTING TIME

Cubs: Wood was the victim of some shoddy fielding.


Along with the Cubs four errors, a fly ball dropped
between center fielder Arismendy Alcantara and left
fielder Junior Lake.
I threw the ball well. They got some singles and
there were some misplays, Wood said. Its spring and
its going to happen. Better now than during the season.
Indians: Bauer, who has a spot secured in the rotation, cruised through three innings before having three
pitches crushed in the fourth.
Hitters have some fun in spring, too, Bauer said.
The fourth was probably my best inning. The first
three innings I was about 50-50 on first pitch strikes and
thats my focus. I three all strikes in the fourth. The first
was a pretty good sinker in. the second was a cutter that
he went down and got. The third was a pitch up. I could
pitch nine if I had to right now.
NO STEALS
Castillo threw out Bourn and Mike Aviles trying to
steal.
Indians pitcher Gavin Floyd may need elbow
surgery again
Gavin Floyds comeback season could be over
before it started.
The Indians said the right-hander will be sidelined
for the foreseeable future after reinjuring his troublesome pitching elbow. Floyd, who has made just 14 starts
over the past two seasons, reinjured a stress fracture that
limited him to just nine starts a year ago with Atlanta.
Cleveland said it is gathering more information on
the injury but that Floyd, who had Tommy John surgery
in 2013, may need another operation. No timetable has
been set for his return.
It is safe to say that Gavin will miss significant
time, manager Terry Francona said Tuesday. What we
need to do now is support him as he goes on with his
career. It was a tough pill for him to swallow, Ill bet.
He had done his rehab so diligently. He came out early
and worked so hard.
Floyd spent 6-plus seasons with the Chicago White
Sox before signing with the Braves in 2013. He was 2-2
with a 2.65 ERA last season before fracturing the right
olecranon in his elbow on June 19. He had season-ending surgery a few days later.
Cleveland signed the 32-year-old as a free agent in
December and penciled him into its starting rotation. The
Indians knew there were risks involved in bringing in
Floyd and now the club will have its pitching depth tested.

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NASCAR Standings
Associated Press
NASCAR
Sprint Cup
Schedule-Winners
Through March 8
Feb. 14 x-Sprint Unlimited (Matt
Kenseth)
Feb. 19 x-Budweiser Duel 1 (Dale
Earnhardt Jr.)
Feb. 19 x-Budweiser Duel 2
(Jimmie Johnson)
Feb. 22 Daytona 500 (Joey
Logano)
March 1 Folds of Honor QuikTrip
500 (Jimmie Johnson)
March 8 Kobalt 400 (Kevin
Harvick)
SUNDAY CampingWorld.com
500, Avondale, Ariz.
March 22 Auto Club 400, Fontana,
Calif.
March 29 STP 500, Ridgeway, Va.
April 11 Duck Commander 500,
Fort Worth, Texas
April 19 Food City 500, Bristol,
Tenn.
April 25 Toyota Owners 400,
Richmond, Va.
May 3 GEICO 500, Talladega, Ala.
May 9 SpongeBob SquarePants
400, Kansas City, Kan.
May 15 x-Sprint Showdown,
Concord, N.C.
May 16 x-NASCAR Sprint All-Star
Race, Concord, N.C.
May 24 Coca-Cola 600, Concord,
N.C.
May 31 Dover 400, Dover, Del.
June 7 Axalta We Paint Winners
400, Long Pond, Pa.
June 14 Quicken Loans 400,
Brooklyn, Mich.
June 28 Toyota/Save Mart 350,
Sonoma, Calif.
July 5 Coke Zero 400, Daytona
Beach, Fla.
July 11 Quaker State 400, Sparta,
Ky.
July 19 New Hampshire 301,
Loudon, N.H.
July 26 Crown Royal Presents
The Your Heros Name Here 400 at The
Brickyard, Indianapolis
Aug. 2 Pennsylvania 400, Long
Pond, Pa.
Aug. 9 Cheez-It 355 at The Glen,
Watkins Glen, N.Y.
Aug. 16 Pure Michigan 400,
Brooklyn, Mich.
Aug. 22 Irwin Tools Night Race,
Bristol, Tenn.
Sep. 6 Bojangles Southern 500,
Darlington, S.C.
Sep. 12 Federated Auto Parts
400, Richmond, Va.
Sep. 20 MyAFibStory.com 400,
Joliet, Ill.
Sep. 27 Sylvania 300, Loudon,
N.H.
Oct. 4 AAA 400, Dover, Del.
Oct. 10 Bank of America 500,
Concord, N.C.
Oct. 18 Hollywood Casino 400,
Kansas City, Kan.
Oct. 25 Alabama 500, Talladega,
Ala.
Nov. 1 Goodys Fast Pain Relief
500, Ridgeway, Va.
Nov. 8 AAA Texas 500, Fort Worth,
Texas
Nov. 15 Quicken Loans Race for
Heroes 500, Avondale, Ariz.
Nov. 22 Ford EcoBoost 400,
Homestead, Fla.
x-non-points race

Leaders
Points
1, Kevin Harvick, 134. 2, Dale
Earnhardt Jr., 125. 3, Joey Logano,
123. 4, Martin Truex Jr., 118. 5, AJ
Allmendinger, 100. 6, Kasey Kahne,
92. 7, Jimmie Johnson, 91. 8, Denny
Hamlin, 87. 9, Casey Mears, 87. 10, Matt
Kenseth, 85.
11, Greg Biffle, 84. 12, Ryan
Newman, 82. 13, Paul Menard, 82. 14,
Clint Bowyer, 81. 15, Aric Almirola, 80.
16, Brad Keselowski, 77. 17, David
Gilliland, 77. 18, Sam Hornish Jr., 75. 19,
David Ragan, 75. 20, Danica Patrick, 68.
Money
1, Joey Logano, $1,997,044. 2, Kevin
Harvick, $1,913,240. 3, Dale Earnhardt
Jr., $1,255,880. 4, Jimmie Johnson,
$1,097,769. 5, Denny Hamlin, $979,418.
6, Jeff Gordon, $916,473. 7, Martin Truex
Jr., $908,193. 8, Matt Kenseth, $878,373.
9, Casey Mears, $760,164. 10, Clint
Bowyer, $734,564.
11, Ryan Newman, $725,053. 12,
Greg Biffle, $688,077. 13, Aric Almirola,
$672,573. 14, Brad Keselowski,
$671,228. 15, AJ Allmendinger, $663,784.
16, Kyle Larson, $662,569. 17, Austin
Dillon, $658,991. 18, Kasey Kahne,
$644,140. 19, Trevor Bayne, $640,510.
20, Jamie McMurray, $626,813.

XFINITY
Schedule-Winners
Through March 7
Feb. 21 Alert Today Florida 300
(Ryan Reed)
Feb. 28 Hisense 250 (Kevin

Harvick)
March 7 Boyd Gaming 300 (Austin
Dillon)
SATURDAY Axalta Faster.
Tougher. Brighter. 200, Avondale, Ariz.
March 21 Drive4Clots.com 300,
Fontana, Calif.
April 10 OReilly Auto Parts 300,
Fort Worth, Texas
April 18 Bristol 300, Bristol, Tenn.
April 24 ToyotaCare 250,
Richmond, Va.
May 2 Winn-Dixie 300, Talladega,
Ala.
May 17 Iowa 250, Newton, Iowa
May 23 Hisense 300, Concord,
N.C.
May 30 Buckle Up 200, Dover,
Del.
June 13 Michigan 250, Brooklyn,
Mich.
June 20 Chicagoland 300, Joliet,
Ill.
July 4 Subway Firecracker 250,
Daytona Beach, Fla.
July 10 Kentucky 300, Sparta, Ky.
July 18 Sta-Green 200, Loudon,
N.H.
July 25 Lilly Diabetes 250,
Indianapolis
Aug. 1 U.S. Cellular 250, Newton,
Iowa
Aug. 8 Zippo 200, Watkins Glen,
N.Y.
Aug. 15 Mid-Ohio 200, Lexington,
Ohio
Aug. 21 Food City 300, Bristol,
Tenn.
Aug. 29 Road America 200,
Plymouth, Wis.
Sep. 5 VFW Sport Clips Help a
Hero 200, Darlington, S.C.
Sep. 11 Virginia 529 College
Savings 250, Richmond, Va.
Sep. 19 Jimmy Johns Freaky Fast
300, Joliet, Ill.
Sep. 26 VisitMyrtleBeach.com
300, Sparta, Ky.
Oct. 3 Dover 200, Dover, Del.
Oct. 9 Drive for the Cure 300,
Concord, N.C.
Oct. 17 Kansas Lottery 300,
Kansas City, Kan.
Nov. 7 OReilly Auto Parts
Challenge, Fort Worth, Texas
Nov. 14 Arizona 200, Avondale,
Ariz.
Nov. 21 Ford EcoBoost 300,
Homestead, Fla.

Leaders
Points
1. Ty Dillon, 119. 2. Chris Buescher,
113. 3. Ryan Reed, 104. 4. Darrell
Wallace Jr., 103. 5. Chase Elliott, 95. 6.
Regan Smith, 86. 7. Brendan Gaughan,
86. 8. David Starr, 83. 9. Elliott Sadler,
82. 10. Ross Chastain, 81. 11. Jeremy
Clements, 75. 12. Dakoda Armstrong, 71.
13. Daniel Suarez, 70. 14. J.J. Yeley, 70.
15. Landon Cassill, 64. 16. Eric McClure,
64. 17. Brian Scott, 62. 18. Blake Koch,
55. 19. Ryan Sieg, 50. 20. Joey Gase,
43. 21. Cale Conley, 42. 22. Mario
Gosselin, 41. 23. Jeffrey Earnhardt, 40.
24. Mike Harmon, 40. 25. Chris Cockrum,
38. 26. Derek White, 38. 27. Brennan
Poole, 35. 28. Harrison Rhodes, 28. 29.
Josh Reaume, 27. 30. Mike Bliss, 24. 31.
Jamie Dick, 20. 32. Derrike Cope, 19. 33.
Carl Long, 13. 34. Jimmy Weller, 11. 35.
Morgan Shepherd, 11. 36. Justin Marks,
10. 37. Scott Lagasse Jr., 7. 38. Dexter
Bean, 4. 39. Jeff Green, 4.
Money
1. Ryan Reed, $181,201; 2.
Austin Dillon, $174,746; 3. Ty Dillon,
$151,674; 4. Chris Buescher, $147,145;
5. Regan Smith, $136,550; 6. Chase
Elliott, $127,785; 7. Darrell Wallace Jr.,
$122,260; 8. David Starr, $117,936;
9. Brendan Gaughan, $115,836; 10.
Ross Chastain, $112,876; 11. Dakoda
Armstrong, $109,371; 12. Elliott Sadler,
$109,349; 13. Jeremy Clements,
$108,435; 14. Erik Jones, $107,723; 15.
J.J. Yeley, $107,229; 16. Eric McClure,
$106,963; 17. Landon Cassill, $106,862;
18. Brian Scott, $105,971; 19. Blake
Koch, $105,899; 20. Cale Conley,
$105,078; 21. Joey Gase, $104,641; 22.
Daniel Suarez, $103,697; 23. Ryan Sieg,
$99,649; 24. Mike Harmon, $96,018; 25.
John Wes Townley, $93,562; 26. Mario
Gosselin, $85,752; 27. Aric Almirola,
$83,047; 28. Dale Earnhardt Jr., $80,116;
29. Kyle Larson, $79,859; 30. Jeffrey
Earnhardt, $78,748; 31. Derek White,
$78,270; 32. Chris Cockrum, $78,192;
33. Ryan Blaney, $71,438; 34. Brad
Keselowski, $64,245; 35. Josh Reaume,
$61,850; 36. Justin Marks, $55,846; 37.
Kevin Harvick, $54,649; 38. Kyle Busch,
$52,690; 39. Mike Wallace, $52,595; 40.
Chad Boat, $51,856; 41. Scott Lagasse
Jr., $50,706; 42. Harrison Rhodes,
$48,559; 43. Cody Ware, $47,682; 44.
Joey Logano, $46,130; 45. Derrike
Cope, $46,120; 46. Mike Bliss, $42,897;
47. Dexter Bean, $41,500; 48. Denny
Hamlin, $40,351; 49. Brennan Poole,
$32,346; 50. Carl Long, $28,688.

Lohse, Maldonado lead Brewers past Reds, 5-3


PHOENIX (AP) Kyle Lohse threw
three scoreless innings, Martin Maldonado
homered and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the
Cincinnati Reds 5-3 Tuesday for their first
win this spring.
The Brewers had been outscored 27-14 in
losing their first five exhibition games.
Lohse, projected as the opening day starter, allowed two hits and struck out four.
Reds starter Johnny Cueto gave up a run
and three hits in three innings.
Spring is a little boring, but its what you
have to do to get ready for the season, Cueto,
coming off his first 20-win season, said
through a translator. I felt good even though
you dont have a lot of time out there.
Maldonado, getting plenty of playing time
with catcher Jonathan Lucroy still out with
a hamstring problem, is hitting .556 for the
spring (5 for 9) with a double, a triple and a
homer.
Maldys trying to get MVP of the Cactus
League, Milwaukee manager Ron Roenicke
said. Its always nice to win a game, although
we still got sloppy on a couple of plays. But
it was better and we had some good offense.
Shane Peterson had a two-run homer and
Jason Rogers got three hits for Milwaukee.
The Reds scored all their runs in the ninth

off reliever Tyler Cravy.


STARTING TIME
Reds: Cueto gave up his first run in
five innings this spring, allowing singles to
Scooter Gennett and Jean Segura to start the
first. But he retired nine of the final 11 hitters,
getting Brewers cleanup man Aramis Ramirez
to foul out to first twice.
Its good face the veterans because they
take a lot of pitches and let you throw and
throw, which is good for me,
Cueto said.
Brewers: Lohse had a little
mechanical issue with his delivery
but the results were good. He struck
out Brayan Pena and Todd Frazier
to end the first and Brennan Boesch
to end his outing in the third with
runners on first and third.
I was coming out of my delivery a little
bit, but I was able to figure it out by the third
inning, said Lohse, who has allowed one
earned run with seven strikeouts in 5 2-3
innings. Were down here to learn how to
consistently deliver the ball. It doesnt matter
to me who Im facing.
TRAINERS ROOM
Brewers: Milwaukee expects 1B Adam
Lind to make his first Cactus League appear-

ance Thursday against Colorado. He has been


slowed by lower back stiffness. He has battled
back problems for the past four years. C
Jonathan Lucroy will play in minor league
games on Thursday and Friday with an eye
toward a Cactus League game as the next step.
PUT IT ON THE VISA
Brewers closer Francisco Rodriguez has
received approval for a visa in his native
Venezuela and should join the team within a
few days.
The 33-year-old Rodriguez is
used to being a late arrival to
camp. Last year, political strife
kept him home until a few weeks
into camp. And once he arrived,
he stepped on a cactus spine in his
bare feet to set him back further.
UP NEXT
Reds: Cincinnati will face the Royals
with LHP Paul Maholm taking his turn in the
rotation.
Brewers: Milwaukee and RHP Matt
Garza will face the San Francisco Giants in
Scottsdale.
Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco sidelined
by concussion
Cincinnati Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco
is sidelined indefinitely because of a mild

concussion that he suffered when a foul ball


hit him on the mask.
Mesoraco was hit on Saturday during a
spring training game against Kansas City and
was held out of a game the following day.
Mesoraco said on Monday that its a mild
concussion and has left him a little hazy.
Hes being tested daily and is confined to
riding a stationary bicycle and walking on a
treadmill to stay in shape.
It is tough for me to sit around but thats
what you have to do, Mesoraco said. Right
now I want to get back to work and I cant
do it. I did 20 minutes on the bike today.
Tomorrow, Ill walk on the treadmill.
Its his third concussion as a professional.
The other two came on collisions at home
plate. Mesoraco says this one isnt as bad as
the others, which happened in 2010 and 2012.
Its unclear when hell be allowed to resume a
full range of activities.
This was different than the first two,
Mesoraco said. I had more headaches the last
time. With this one everything is just hazy.
Hes considering changing his equipment
to protect against another concussion.
We may try a heavier-grade mask,
Mesoraco added. We will maybe put some
stuff in my helmet.

8 The Herald

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

MLB Free Agency


Associated Press
Free Agents Signings
NEW YORK The 119 free agents
who have signed, with name, position,
former club if different, and contract.
The contract information was obtained
by The Associated Press from player
and management sources:For players
with minor league contracts, letter agreements for major league contracts are in
parentheses:
AMERICAN LEAGUE
BALTIMORE (1) Re-signed Delmon
Young, of, to a $2.25 million, 1-year
contract.
BOSTON (7) Re-signed Koji
Uehara, rhp, to an $18 million, 2-year
contract; signed Pablo Sandoval, 3b,
San Francisco, to a $95 million, 5-year
contract; signed Hanley Ramirez, lf, Los
Angeles Dodgers, to an $88 million,
4-year contract; signed Justin
Masterson, rhp, St. Louis, to
a $9.5 million, 1-year contract;
re-signed Craig Breslow, lhp,
to a $2 million, 1-year contract; signed Felipe Paulino,
rhp, Chicago White Sox, to a
minor-league contract ($925,000); signed
Humberto Quintero, c, Seattle, to a
minor-league contract ($750,000).
CHICAGO (9) Signed Zach Duke,
lhp, Milwaukee, to a $15 million, 3-year
contract; signed Adam LaRoche, 1b,
Washington, to a $25 million, 2-year contract; signed David Robertson, rhp, New
York Yankees, to a $46 million, 4-year
contract; signed Melky Cabrera, of,
Toronto, to a $42 million, 3-year contract;
signed Emilio Bonifacio, 2b, Atlanta, to a
$4 million, 1-year contract; signed Jesse
Crain, rhp, Houston, to a minor-league
contract ($2 million); signed Geovany
Soto, c, Oakland, to a minor-league contract ($1.5 million); signed Brad Penny,
rhp, Miami, to a minor-league contract;
signed Matt Albers, rhp, Houston, to a
minor-league contract ($1.5 million).
CLEVELAND (2) Signed Gavin
Floyd, rhp, Atlanta, to a $4 million,
1-year contract; signed Scott Downs, lhp,
Kansas City, to a minor-league contract
($800,000).
DETROIT (4) Re-signed Victor
Martinez, dh, to a $64 million, 4-year
contract; signed Tom Gorzelanny, lhp,
Milwaukee, to a $1 million, 1-year contract; re-signed Joel Hanrahan, rhp,
to a minor-league contract ($1 million)
and released him; re-signed Joba
Chamberlain, rhp, to a $1 million, 1-year
contract.
HOUSTON (5) Signed Luke
Gregerson, rhp, Oakland, to an $18.5
million, 4-year contract; signed Pat
Neshek, rhp, St. Louis, to a $12.5 million,
2-year contract; signed Jed Lowrie, ss,
Oakland, to a $23 million, 3-year contract; signed Colby Ramus, of, Toronto,
to an $8 million, 1-year contract; signed
Joe Thatcher, lhp, Los Angeles Angels,
to a minor-league contract ($1 million).
KANSAS CITY (7) Re-signed Jason
Frasor, rhp, to a $1.8 million, 1-year
contract; re-signed Luke Hochevar,
rhp, to a $10 million, 2-year contract;
signed Kendrys Morales, dh, Seattle, to
a $17 million, 2-year contract; signed
Alex Rios, of, Toronto, to an $11 million,
1-year contract; signed Edinson Volquez,
rhp, Pittsburgh, to a $20 million, 2-year
contract; signed Franklin Morales, lhp,
Colorado, to a minor-league contract
($1.85 million); signed Chris Young, rhp,
Seattle, to a $635,000, 1-year contract.
LOS ANGELES (1) Signed Matt
Lindstom, rhp, Chicago White Sox, to a
minor-league contract ($1 million).
MINNESOTA (3) Signed Torii Hunter,
of, Detroit, to a $10.5 million, 1-year contract; signed Ervin Santana, rhp, Atlanta,
to a $55 million, 4-year contract; signed
Tim Stauffer, rhp, San Diego, to a $2.2
million, 1-year contract.
NEW YORK (7) Re-signed Chris
Young, of, to a $2.5 million, 1-year
contract; signed Andrew Miller, lhp,
Baltimore, to a $36 million, 4-year contract; re-signed Chase Headley, 3b, to
a $52 million, 4-year contract; re-signed
Chris Capuano, lhp, to a $5 million,
1-year contract; re-signed Stephen Drew,
ss, to a $5 million, 1-year contract; signed
Scott Baker, rhp, Texas, to a minorleague contract ($1.5 million); signed
Jared Burton, rhp, Minnesota, to a minorleague contract ($2 million).
OAKLAND (1) Signed Billy Butler,
1b, Kansas City, to a $30 million, 3-year
contract.
SEATTLE (6) Signed Nelson Cruz,
dh, Baltimore, to a $57 million, 4-year
contract; re-signed Endy Chavez, of,
to a minor-league contract ($750,000);
re-signed Franklin Gutierrez, of, to a
minor-league contract; agreed to terms
with Rickie Weeks, inf-of, Milwaukee,
on a $2 million, 1-year contract; signed
Joe Saunders, lhp, Baltimore, to a minorleague contract ($750,000); signed Kevin
Correia, rhp, Los Angeles Dodgers, to a
minor-league contract.

TAMPA BAY (2) Signed Asdrubal


Cabrera, ss, Washington, to a $7.5 million, 1-year contract; signed Alexi Casilla,
inf, Baltimore, to a minor-league contract
($900,000).
TEXAS (6) Re-signed Colby Lewis,
rhp, to a $4 million, 1-year contract;
signed Kyuji Fujikawa, rhp, Chicago
Cubs, to a $1.1 million, 1-year contract;
signed Ryan Ludwick, of, Cincinnati, to
a minor-league contract ($1.75 million);
signed Nate Schierholtz, of, Washington,
to a minor-league contract ($1.75 million); signed Jamey Wright, rhp, Los
Angeles Dodgers, to a minor-league contract ($1 million); signed Joe Beimel, lhp,
Seattle, to a $600,000, 1-year contract.
TORONTO (4) Signed Russell
Martin, c, Pittsburgh, to an $82 million, 5-year contract; re-signed Munenori
Kawasaki, inf, to a minor-league contract ($825,000); signed Ramon
Santiago, ss, Cincinnati, to a
minor-league contract ($1.1 million); signed Johan Santana,
lhp, Baltimore, to a minorleague contract ($2.5 million).
___
NATIONAL LEAGUE
ARIZONA (1) Signed Gerald Laird, c,
Atlanta, to a minor-league contract.
ATLANTA (8) Signed Jim Johnson,
rhp, Detroit, to a $1.6 million, 1-year contract; signed Nick Markakis, of, Baltimore,
to a $44 million, 4-year contract; signed
Alberto Callaspo, 3b, Oakland, to a $3
million, 1-year contract; signed Jason
Grilli, rhp, Los Angeles Angels, to an
$8 million, 2-year contract; signed A.J.
Pierzynski, c, St. Louis, to a $2 million,
1-year contract; signed Kelly Johnson,
inf, Baltimore, to a minor-league contract
($1.5 million); signed Jonny Gomes, of,
Oakland, to a $4 million, 1-year contract;
signed Jose Veras, rhp, Houston, to a
minor-league contract ($1.6 million).
CHICAGO (6) Signed Jason
Hammel, rhp, Oakland, to a $20 million,
2-year contract; signed Jon Lester, lhp,
Oakland, to a $155 million, 6-year contract; signed Jason Motte, rhp, St. Louis,
to a $4.5 million, 1-year contract; signed
David Ross, c, Boston, to a $5 million,
2-year contract; signed Chris Denorfia,
of, Seattle, to a $2.6 million, 1-year contract; signed Phil Coke, lhp, Detroit, to a
minor-league contract.
CINCINNATI (3) Signed Paul
Maholm, lhp, Los Angeles Dodgers, to
a minor-league contract; signed Burke
Badenhop, rhp, Boston, to a $2.5 million,
1-year contract; signed Kevin Gregg,
rhp, Miami, to a minor-league contract
($1.5 million).
COLORADO (2) Signed Nick
Hundley, c, Baltimore, to a $6.25 million,
2-year contract; signed Kyle Kendrick,
rhp, Philadelphia, to a $5.5 million, 1-year
contract.
HOUSTON (1) Signed Roberto
Hernandez, rhp, Los Angeles Dodgers, to
a minor-league contract ($1.25 million).
LOS ANGELES (4) Signed Brandon
McCarthy, rhp, New York Yankees, to
a $48 million, 4-year contract; signed
Brett Anderson, lhp, Colorado, to a $10
million, 1-year contract; signed Dustin
McGowan, rhp, Toronto, to a $507,500,
1-year contract; signed Mike Adams, rhp,
Philadelphia, to a minor-league contract.
MIAMI (4) Signed Michael Morse,
of, San Francisco, to a $16 million,
2-year contract; signed Nick Masset, rhp,
Colorado, to a minor-league contract ($1
million); signed Ichiro Suzuki, of, New
York Yankees, to a $2 million, 1-year
contract; re-signed Reed Johnson, of, to
a minor-league contract ($1.25 million).
MILWAUKEE (2) Signed Neal
Cotts, lhp, Texas, to a $3 million, 1-year
contract; signed Chris Perez, rhp, Los
Angeles Dodgers to a minor-league contract ($1.5 million).
NEW YORK (1) Signed Michael
Cuddyer, of, Colorado, to a $21 million,
2-year contract.
PHILADELPHIA (2) Signed Aaron
Harang, rhp, Atlanta, to a $5 million,
1-year contract; signed Chad Billingsley,
rhp, Los Angeles Dodgers, to a $1.5
million, 1-year contract.
PITTSBURGH (2) Signed A.J. Burnett,
rhp, Philadelphia, to an $8.5 million, 1-year
contract; re-signed Francisco Liriano, lhp,
to a $39 million, 3-year contract.
ST. LOUIS (3) Signed Matt Belisle,
rhp, Colorado, to a $3.5 million, 1-year
contract; signed Mark Reynolds, 1b,
Milwaukee, to a $2 million, 1-year contract; signed Carlos Villanueva, rhp,
Chicago Cubs, to a minor-league contract ($2 million).
SAN DIEGO (5) Signed Clint
Barmes, ss, Pittsburgh, to a $1.5 million, 1-year contract; signed Brandon
Morrow, rhp, Toronto, to a $2.5 million,
1-year contract; re-signed Josh Johnson,
rhp, to a $1 million, 1-year contract;
signed Wil Nieves, c, Philadelphia, to a
minor-league contract ($850,000); signed
James Shields, rhp, Kansas City, to a
$75 million, 4-year contract.

Jays
(Continued from page 6)
The second half started slowly for both
sides until Blue Jay Tyler Conleys banker
fell in at the 6:36 mark. Leipsic also went
to the bank to open their third quarter scoring as Cupp connected from inside the lane.
The Jays used good movement around the
Vikings defense as Grothouse scored inside
and Odenweller hit from outside for another
triple.
The aggressive defense by the Jays forced
four Viking turnovers early in the half as
St. Johns opened up a 42-23 lead. With
the Vikings desperately needing points, Matt
Schroeder scored 5 straight points for Leipsic
before Conley notched an assist to Grothouse
as the Jays lead 46-32.
St. Johns opened the final quarter with
another 9-0 run on buckets by Kreeger,
Grothouse and Odenwellers fourth 3-pointer
of the game. After a pair of freebies by Nate
Brecht, Kreeger scored again on his second
reverse lay in of the quarter as St. Johns
held a comfortable 57-34 lead to coast to the
victory.
Their two big guys were matched up
with our two big guys and this opened up
opportunities for Odenweller and Grothouse,
commented Elwer.
Odenweller led the Jays offense with 20
points with four 3-pointers and a perfect 6 of
6 from the line. Grothouse finished with 17
points and Kreeger added 11.
St. Johns was deadly inside the arc converting 64 percent of 2-point attempts and
made 4 of 13 from long range. The Blue Jays
made 13 of 18 from the foul line.
Leipsic had a pair a players in double digits
as Cupp and Matt Schroeder each scored 10
points. The Jays held Brown to 2 field goals
for 4 points.

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Big trades steal spotlight from free agents


BY BARRY WILNER
Associated Press
NEW YORK Until the New York
Jets landed Darrelle Revis, the first
hours of NFL free agency Tuesday
looked more like fantasy football.
Trades, anyone?
Monster deals sending Jimmy
Graham to Seattle and Sam Bradford to
Philadelphia stole the spotlight from free
agent signings. That is until mid-evening, when Revis Island returned to the
Meadowlands.
The Jets dug into their past to bring
back the All-Pro cornerback, according
to his agents. Revis goes from the Jets
archrival Patriots, who he helped win
the Super Bowl last month, to his NFL
roots.
The deal is for five years and $70
million, with $39 million guaranteed.
New Orleans agreed to send its star
tight end to the Seahawks for center Max
Unger, with draft picks changing hands.
The Saints are to get a first-round pick,
while Seattle receives a fourth-rounder.
That stunner was followed by
Bradford, the injury-prone quarterback
who barely has played the past two
years (knee), going to Philadelphia for
Nick Foles, who also comes off an inju-

Bearcats

ry-shortened season (collarbone) and is


headed to St. Louis. Bradford was the
top overall draft pick in 2010.
Foles is the latest starter to depart
Philadelphia. He joins two-time All-Pro
running back LeSean McCoy, now in
Buffalo, and Pro Bowl wide receiver
Jeremy Maclin, headed for Kansas
City, in going elsewhere.
Philadelphia
also
added
Seahawks starting cornerback Byron
Maxwell as a free agent with a sixyear deal. And Seattle brought in
cornerback Cary Williams, formerly
of the Eagles and a 2012 Super Bowl
winner with the Ravens.
Baltimore dealt nose tackle Haloti Ngata
to Detroit, which is about to lose All-Pro
defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh in free
agency. Ngata, 31 and a five-time Pro
Bowler, is due $8.5 million next season and
has a $16 million salary cap figure.
The Bills confirmed acquiring
McCoy for linebacker Kiko Alonso;
McCoy also signed a contract extension
for $40 million over five years.
The Jets also confirmed a previously agreed upon trade, getting receiver
Brandon Marshall from Chicago for a
fifth-round draft pick. The Jets released
WR-KR Percy Harvin, whom they
acquired last season from Seattle.

(Continued from page 7)

When the game gets more helter-skelter, we are real good


at that. That is something we know we must get better at,
Sensabaugh added. However, its survive and move on at
this point. We know what we face with Marion Local we
dont match up man-to-man with 6-10 and 6-8 but were going
to go in there Friday with no fear and let the chips fall where
they may.
Perry got off to the quicker start leading 7-2 on a LaneHarvey basket. However, he got in early foul trouble and the
Bearcats came back behind the seven points of Damien Corso
(17 counters, 9 boards) and took a 14-12 edge on a baseline
drive from Zach Goecke (16 counters, 3 assists) at 27 ticks.
Spencerville kept up that trend into the second period,
erecting a 23-14 advantage on a 3-ball by Goecke at the 5:30
mark. The Commodores replied to tie the game at 23 on a
4-point play by Jared Poling (17 counters - 5 bombs) at 4:00.
There was one more tie at 25 before Spencerville took the
lead for good on a Goecke trifecta at 2:30. Mason Nourse (6
assists) hit two tosses at 1:59 and Prichard a putback at 1:18
before Poling downed a 3-ball from the right wing at 1:10 to
account for a 32-30 halftime score, Bearcats.
Spencerville finished 20-of-45 shooting, 6-of-18 downtown, for 44.4 percent; with 36 rebounds (13 offensive) as
Bailey Croft had a game-high 11; with 18 fouls; and 15 errors.
Perry finished 20-of-55 from the floor, 7-of-19 beyond the
arc, for 36.4 percent; 11-of-15 singles (73.3%); and with 25
fouls.
In the opener, that Flyer tandem of the 6-8 Ryan Bruns
(21 markers, 8 boards) and the 6-10 Toledo-bound Luke
Knapke (10 markers, 13 boards, 6 blocks) was too much for
the Cardinals.

Grove

(Continued from page 6)

Darbyshire led all scorers


with 21 while Stechschulte
added 11. Adam Niese and
Drummelsmith had 13 and 12
for Miller City.

The game was the high


school finale for Wildcat
seniors
Drummelsmith,
Adam Niese, and Jared
Snyder.
Score by quarters:
Miller City 6 7 13 15 - 41
Columbus Grove 16 11 10 14 - 51

Browns

(Continued from page 6)

Hartline outlined some of the Browns


strengths: a solid defense and offensive
line he called, really well put together,
if not top in the league.
To Hartline, though, the Browns biggest selling point is Pettine.
Hes a mans man, straight to the
point, loves football, wants to win,
Hartline said. He was easy to talk to.
Hes got an AFC East background so we
kind of talked about crossing paths in
the past. He was one of the main reasons
why I believed in his vision and where

As a team, the Vikings shot 37 percent


from the floor and were 9 of 18 from the
charity stripe.
Leipsic dominated the glass early in the
contest-grabbing 12 boards in the first half. St.
Johns controlled all phases of the game after
the first quarter to out rebound the Vikings by
13 (29-16).
Columbus Grove defeated Miller City in
the second game of the night and will face
Delphos St. Johns at 7 p.m. Friday for the
district title.
St. Johns will be selling tickets for the district finals in the high school office from 7:30
a.m. to 4 p.m. today and Thursday. Also from
7 to 7:30 p.m. this evening and 7:30 a.m. to 1
p.m. Friday morning.
Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for students.
St. Johns will receive a percentage off all
presale tickets sold. All tickets at the game
are $6 each.
Leipsic (41)
Gavin Cupp 4-2-10, Matt Schroeder 4-110, Issaih Lomeli 1-3-5, Grant Schroeder 1-03, Ross Mangus 2-0-4, Jordan Brown 2-0-4,
Keith Scheckelhoff 0-1-1, Nate Brecht 1-2-4.
Totals: 13-2-9/18-41
Delphos St. Johns (63)
Andy Grothouse 7-3-17, Evan Hays 0-0-0,
Aaron Reindel 0-0-0, Ryan Hellman 0-0-0,
Austin Heiing 3-0-6, Derek Klausing 0-0-0,
Tyler Ledyard 0-0-0, Tyler Conley 3-1-7,
Alex Odenweller 5-6-20, Jaret Jackson 0-11, Robby Saine 0-0-0, Tim Kreeger 5-1-11,
Owen Baldauf 0-0-0, Jesse Ditto 0-1-1.
Total: 19-4-13/18-63
Score By Quarters
Leipsic 13- 6-13- 9- (41)
St. Johns 17-16-13-15-(63)
Three Point Goals: Leipsic, Matt Schroeder,
Grant Schroeder, St. Johns, Odenweller 4.

The Flyers shot 18-of-43 from the field (3-of-9 3-balls) for
41.9 percent; 15-of-27 at the line (55.6%); seized 40 boards
(10 offensive) as Cole Griesdorn added five (6 assists, 6
steals); and amassed 18 turnovers and 18 fouls.
Leading New Bremen were 6-3 Carson Manger with 21
markers (8 boards) and Greg Parker 10.
The Cardinals knocked down 17-of-50 shots (7-of-18
beyond the arc) for 34 percent and 10-of-14 freebies (71.4%);
attracted 27 off the glass (6 offensive) as Trey Naylor added
six (5 assists, 3 steals); and added 14 turnovers and 21 fouls.
SPENCERVILLE/PERRY
PERRY (58)
Plummie Gardner 3-3-11, Orion Monford 2-0-4, Jared Poling 6-1-18, Jakoby LaneHarvey 6-2-14, Wesley Godfrey 0-0-0, Xavier Monford 3-5-11, John Hairston 0-0-0,
Seth Poling 0-0-0, Brandon Neal 0-0-0. Totals 13-7-11-58.
SPENCERVILLE (63)
Mason Nourse 1-6-8, David Wisher 0-0-0, Damien Corso 8-0-10, Jacob Meyer
1-2-5, Zach Goecke 4-6-16, Dakota Prichard 3-1-9, Bailey Croft 2-2-6, Griffin Croft
1-0-2. Totals 14-6-17-63.
Score by Quarters:
Perry 12 18 1 27 - 58
Spencerville 14 18 14 17 - 63
Three-point goals: Perry, J. Poling 5, Gardner 2; Spencerville, Goecke 2, Prichard
2, Corso, Meyer.
MARION LOCAL/NEW BREMEN
NEW BREMEN (51)
Carson Manger 5-8-21, Ben Schwieterman 1-0-3, Trey Naylor 4-0-8, Greg Parker
4-0-10, Kaelen Reed 0-0-0, Deion Hoehne 1-0-2, Braden Elshoff 1-0-2, Nolan Fox
0-1-1, Alex Britton 1-1-4. Totals 10-7-10-51.
MARION LOCAL (54)
Dustin Rethman 2-0-5, Ryan Bruns 7-7-21, Dustin Seitz 3-1-8, Cole Griesdorn
2-0-5, Collin Mescher 0-0-0, Kyle Homan 0-1-1, Luke Knapke 3-4-10, Tyler Mescher
1-2-4. Totals 15-3-15-54.
Score by Quarters:
New Bremen 3 15 13 20 - 51
Marion Local 14 11 11 18 - 54
Three-point goals: New Bremen, Manger 3, Parker 2, Schwieterman, Britton;
Marion Local, Rethman, Seitz, Griesdorn.

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Lammers 1-9 1-4 3, Snyder 3-8 1-3
7, Drummelsmith 4-11 0-0 12, Adam
Niese 3-13 6-10 13, Max Kuhlman 0-0
0-0 0, Kody Kuhlman 0-4 0-0 0, Jacob
Kuhlman 1-3 2-2 4, Mark Kuhlman 0-0
0-0 0, Matt Niese 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 13-50
10-19 41.
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he wants to go and whats the kind of


team he wants to build. Hes a major part
in wanting to be here.
Hartline had consecutive 1,000yard seasons in 2012 and 2013 for the
Dolphins, who released him last month.
His production dropped to 474 yards
in 2014 but the Browns needed quality
depth after Gordon, who led the league
in yards receiving in 2013, was suspended one year for multiple violations of the
substance abuse policy.
Brian is an excellent teammate,
Browns general manager Ray Farmer
said. Hes a crafty and savvy player

Tuesday Merchant
Mar. 3, 2015
Ace Hardware
124-16
Lears Martial Arts
121-22
Pitsenbarger Supply
116-19
R C Connections
114-27
To Legit 2 Split
73-44
Bowlers over 200
David Newman 290-247-266,
Jeff Lawrence 246-204, John Allen 216, Dan Grice 248-270, Bob
White 232, Shane Schimmoller
246-245, Bruce Kraft 204, Rick
Schuck 234, Mike Hughes 212,
Kyle Carver 210, Desteni Lear
206-256-207, Dean Bowersock
226, Mike Rice 237-240, Shane
Lear 245-237-246, Bruce VanMetre 246-227-236.
Bowlers over 550
George Cunningham 551,
David Newman 803, Jeff Lawrence 645, John Allen 582, Dan
Grice 709, Bob White 620, Shane
Schimmoller 690, Bruce Kraft
585, Rick Schuck 564, Mike
Hughes 578, Desteni Lear 669,
Dean Bowersock 587, Mike Rice
668, Shane Lear 728, Bruce VanMetre 709.
Wednesday Industrial
Mar. 4, 2015
John Deere
22-2
Wilhelm Racing
18-6
D & D Grain
16-8
Rustic Cafe
14-10
Topp Chalet
14-10
Heather Marie Photo
12-12
K-M Tire
8-16
Buckeye Painting
8-16
Cabo
4-20
Fusion Graphic
4-20
Men over 200
Frank Miller 222-224-201,
Dave Miller 203, John Allen 210212, John Jones 257, Matt Hamilton 215, Taylor Booth 234, Ryan
Robey 235, Matt Hoffman 243230, Mike Rice 218-207, Ryan
Prine 202-206, Bruce Moorman
202, Dan Kleman 235-223-259,

Carolina
released
DeAngelo
Williams, its career rushing leader.
Two retirements also drew attention
away from the chase for free agents.
Five-time All-Pro linebacker Patrick
Willis, the heart of San Franciscos
defense for eight seasons, called
it quits. The 2007 Defensive
Rookie of the Year is leaving
because of recurrent toe and feet
injuries.
In my head, Im already a
Hall of Famer, Willis said. I
am leaving this with closure,
saying that I am happy today, more
happy today than I was the day I was
drafted. That says something to me.
Tennessee quarterback Jake Locker,
his four-year pro career ravaged by
injuries, also retired, saying he has no
burning desire to keep playing.
The 49ers lost another mainstay when
running back Frank Gore, their career
rushing leader, joined the Colts.
Jacksonville, with lots of salary cap
room, grabbed tight end Julius Thomas
away from Denver among a slew of
moves. The Jaguars agreed to deals with
defensive end Jared Odrick, right tackle Jermey Parnell, cornerback Davon
House, linebacker Dan Skuta and safety
Sergio Brown.

Darbyshire 8-10 3-4 21, Warnecke


0-3 0-0 0, Bogart 0-0 4-7 4, Stechschulte
4-11 3-5 11, Diller 1-3 0-3 2, From 2-7
3-3 8, Clement 0-1 0-0 0, Roney 2-3 1-2
5. Totals 17-39 14-24 51.
3-point field goals: Miller City
5 (Drummelsmith 4, Adam Niese);
Columbus Grove 3 (Darbyshire 2, From).

with very good hands and is a precision


route runner. His size, hands and route
running make for a good combination
and he is going to help us at that position.
Hartline said he drew interest from
several other teams, including the Super
Bowl champion New England Patriots.
His addition could impact the
Browns plans in the upcoming draft.
Cleveland owns a pair of first-round
picks and its possible the team could
use one on a top-flight receiver after
passing on players like Sammy Watkins,
Mike Evans and Odell Beckham Jr.

BOWLING

Don Rice 258-247-208, Lenny


Hubert 279, Shawn Allemeier
224-218-209, Bruce VanMetre
257-201, Phil Austin 229-278277, Steve Richards 214, Rob
Shaeffer 256-249, Butch Prine
Jr. 270-204, Terence Keaser 215237, Justin Starn 245-220, Chandler Stevens 228-268-224, Brent
Miller 202-247, Brian Sharp 233234-211, Kyle Early 209-247-222,
Dave Moenter 228-244, Randy
Fischbach 202, Brent Jones 224,
Jason Mahlie 279-212, Shane
Schimmoller
202-245,
Toby
James 246-246, Justin Rahrig
217, Daniel Uncapher 231, Harold Beckner 236, Duane Kohorst
205, Bob White 204, Eathan Adams 210, Sean Hulihan 236-230,
Kyle Profit 246-300-201, Terry
Trentman 211-289.
Men over 550
Frank MIller 647, Dave Miller
558, John Allen 611, John Jones
626, Matt Hamilton 582, Taylor
Booth 617, Ryan Robey 590, Matt
Hoffman 627, Mike Rice 614, Dan
Kleman 717, Don Rice 713, Lenny Hubert 669, Shawn Allemeier
651, Bruce VanMetre 658, Phil
Austin 784, Steve Richards 574,
Rob Shaeffer 690, Butch Prine
Jr. 668, Terence Keaser 635,
Justin Starn 659, Chandler Stevens 720, Brent Miller 639, Brian
Sharp 678, Kyle Early 678, Dave
Moenter 668, Brent Jones 620,
Jason Mahlie 689, Shane Schimmoller 612, Toby James 684, Justin Rahrig 567, Harold Beckner
570, Sean Hulihan 654, Kyle Profit 747, Terry Trentman 671.
Thursday National
Mar. 5, 2015
K-M Tire
28-4
Mushroom Graphics
20-12
Old Mill Campgrounds
20-12
Westrich
18-14
D R C Big Dogs
15-17
VFW
14-18

Wannemachers
14-18
Evans Construction
14-18
First Federal
13-19
S & Ks Landeck Tavern
4-28
Men over 200
Carl Beck 201, Jeff Milligan
227-225, Ted Wells 216-246,
Brad Thornburgh 201-290, Frank
Miller 210, Chuck Verhoff 209,
Justin Miller 201, Dave MIller
204-203, Tom Pratter 225, Dick
Mowery 209-201, Mike Rice
246-215, Lenny Klaus 221, Dave
Moenter 278-225, Neil Mahlie
201-201-222, Mike Hughes 227,
Jason Mahlie 213-215-245, Larry
Mason 211, Ryan Miller 205-258,
Warren Mason 222, Dan Mason
213-229, Jeff Lawrence 215,
Nate Lawrence 243, Jim Meeks
202, John Jones 235, Jerry Mericle 216, John Allen 214-206-211,
Dan Grice 213-258, Doug Milligan Jr. 267-248, Ray Geary 213234, Jerry Kraft 214-216, Brian
Schaadt 215-214, Neil Korte 206214, Bruce vanMetre 246-235,
Lenny Hubert 225-269-222, Don
Rice 277-277, Sean Hulihan 223247-212, Rob Ruda 228-220-223,
Scott Scalf 234-259-214.
Men over 550
Carl Beck 571, Jeff Milligan
636, Ted Wells 646, Brad Thornburgh 691, Frank Miller 583,
Chuck Verhoff 589, Dave Miller 598, Dick Mowery 566, Mike
Rice 631, Lenny Klaus 619, Dave
Moenter 685, Neil Mahlie 624,
Mike Hughes 584, Jason Mahlie 673, Ryan Miller 632, Warren
Mason 576, Dan Mason 626, Jeff
Lawrence 570, Nate Lawrence
598, John Jones 603, Jerry Mericle 569, John Allen 631, Dan Rice
669, Doug Milligan Jr. 675, Ray
Geary 636, Jerry Kraft 600, Brian
Schaadt 623, Seth Schaadt 560,
Neil Korte 571, Bruce VanMetre 675, Lenny Hubert 716, Don
Rice 753, Sean Hulihan 682, Rob
Ruda 671, Scott Scalf 707.

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Business

Central Insurance appoints


White to board of directors
INFORMATION SUBMITTED

VAN WERT The Central


Insurance Companies has announced
the appointment of John E. White
to the Board of Directors for
Central Mutual Insurance and All
America Insurance Companies, and
the Central Insurex Agency effective February 27, 2015. White has
also been appointed to the Executive
Committee of the Central Insurance
Companies.
As Senior Vice President of
Information Technology, White has
accountability for all Information
Technology at Central including software development, hardware infrastructure and procurement, disaster recovery,
and I.T. Operations.
White began his career with Central
in 1979 as a Programmer and was steadily promoted to various positions in the
department including leading the first
agency/company interface efforts before
being named vice president of information technology in 1999. He is also a
member of the Management Committee,
Risk Management Committee, and
Business Continuity Committee and
sits on several external I.T. Advisory
Committees. White was also President
of the P.L.A.N.S. organization, an indus-

Niedecken
Insurance earns
Presidential
Agency Partner
INFORMATION
SUBMITTED
Niedecken
Insurance
Agency of Ottoville has
earned the distinction of
Presidential Agency Partner
from Western Reserve Group
Insurance Company.
Niedecken
Insurance
Agency, an independent insurance agency, has represented Western Reserve Group,
a property/casualty insurance
company of Wooster, since
December 1966.
The
designation
of
Presidential Agency Partner
is awarded to those agencies
which have achieved superior
results with Western Reserve
Group through sound business
practices, professional advice
and superior service.

White
try insurance/I.T. organization in 2002.
A graduate of Rhodes State College
with a degree in Computer Science,
White was awarded the 2009 Rhodes
State College Outstanding Alumni
Award for professional excellence, leadership, and service.
In the Van Wert community, White

has been a Wee Care Learning Center


board member since 1995 and has
served as board president, vice president, and secretary. He also served as
the capital campaign chairman resulting
in the construction of a new community
daycare facility for Van Wert County in
2005. White is active on the First United
Methodist Church Finance Committee
and Administrative Board. He also led
the capital campaign efforts resulting
in the construction of a new tennis
complex in Van Wert as well as being a
member of the Van Wert County Tennis
Association where he served on the construction committee.
White lives in Van Wert with his
wife Jan. They have two grown children, Kristen and Brad, and one grandson, Elijah, and are expecting their second grandchild soon. In his spare time,
White enjoys all types of sports, travel,
antiques, and movies.
Central Mutual Insurance Company
was founded in Van Wert, Ohio in
1876. Today the Central Insurance
Companies write more than 328,000
auto, home, and business policies in 18
states with regional offices located in
Boston, Atlanta, Dallas, and Van Wert.
The Central Insurance Companies A.M.
Best rating is A (Excellent) and has combined assets of over $1 billion.

Christie calls $225M Exxon Mobil


settlement really good
SOMERVILLE, N.J. (AP) Gov. Chris
Christie on Tuesday defended a settlement
with Exxon Mobil on a decade-old lawsuit for
a fraction of the nearly $9 billion the state had
sought for environmental damage, calling the
deal really good.
The Republican governor said the $225
million settlement is on top of the money the
company will have to pay for damage and there
is no cap on that amount.
Its actually a really good settlement,
Christie said at a town hall meeting in
Somerville when an audience member asked
about the deal.
He circled back to the question after diverging for a while and said that the decision to
settle was up to the attorney generals office
and that he doesnt interfere with its work.
Democratic lawmakers and environmentalists have reacted angrily to the settlement, and
a New Jersey legislative committee advanced
a resolution Monday calling for the deal to be
rejected.
Christie said Tuesday that reporting on the
settlement for environmental damage caused
by the oil company has not been accurate, and
he blamed The New York Times, which first

reported the deal last month, for miscasting the


story. Eileen Murphy, The Times vice president for corporate communications, said the
news organization stands by its reporting.
The state issued a news release last week
confirming the settlement and saying Exxon
Mobil was also responsible for separate cleanup costs. The state has not detailed what those
cleanup costs are.
The litigation goes back to 2004, when
New Jersey claimed the Irving, Texas-based
companys refineries in Linden and Bayonne
fouled the land and water. The state sought
$8.9 billion.
Since then, a judge has ruled that the company was liable for causing a public nuisance.
Another judge was expected to rule soon on the
exact amount the company would have to pay
the state. But lawyers for both sides asked him
to wait because a settlement had been reached.
The deal covers not only the two refineries
but also 16 other Exxon Mobil sites around
New Jersey plus any environmental damage
caused by the companys gasoline stations.
The governors critics say hes giving short
shrift to environmental concerns to help fill a
budget gap.

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DEAR PENNY: Im glad you enjoyed my
Keepers booklet, and yes, it is available. It is
light reading and contains poems and essays collected by my mother that have appeared in this
column. So many readers requested reprints on
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plus check or money order for $7 (U.S. funds),
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to share one of the gems that always makes me
smile:
A MOTHER-IN-LAWS PRAYER
O, Lord, help me to be glad when my son
(or daughter) picks a mate. If he brings home a
girl with two heads, let me love both of them
equally. And when my son says, Mom, I want to
get married, forbid that I should blurt out, How
far along is she?

advice on how to raise their children any more


than I did when I was raising mine.
If you will help me to do these things, perhaps my children will find me a joy to be around,
and maybe I wont have to write a Dear Abby
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Included in this category are retired former
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high-ranking military officers.

DEAR DOCTOR
K: Ive been running
for years and have always stretched before
my morning run. Now
I hear that I shouldnt
stretch first. Why not?
DEAR READER:
You should stretch
before your run -- but
perhaps not the types
of stretches youve
been doing.
Static stretches are
what most people have
traditionally
done,
both before and after
exercise. Static stretches involve adopting
and holding a position
that stretches a muscle
or group of muscles.
For example, if you
stand up straight and
hinge forward at the
hips, then hold the position with your arms
hanging down, thats
an example of a static
stretch. The purpose
of static stretching is
to encourage muscles
to relax, which then
allows them to be
stretched a little longer. Static stretching
promotes flexibility.
However, experts
now believe that static stretching before

motion at the joints.


They help warm up the
body, pumping more
blood and oxygen to
the muscles. They
loosen up the muscles,
preparing them for
more intense use.
Ill describe three
dynamic stretches. You
can find photos showing the correct form for
these exercises on my
website, AskDoctorK.
com.
-- TORSO ROTATION WITH A
REACH. Stand up
straight with your feet
hip-width apart. Reach
toward your left side
with your right arm
and then toward your
right side with your
left arm, while shifting
your weight with each
change of direction.
Tap your toes with
each shift (your right
toe when you reach
your right arm, your
left toe when you reach
your left arm).
-- KNEE LIFTS.
Stand up straight,
bringing your feet together. Lift your right
knee and then your left
knee, touching both
hands to the knee being lifted.
-- ARM SWEEPS.
Stand up straight with
your feet together. As
you inhale, sweep your
arms out to the sides
and up toward the ceiling. As you exhale,
sweep your arms down
to your sides.

Use stretches to warm up before you exercise


exercising does not
improve athletic performance. Indeed, it
can actually undercut
strength and power,
possibly by affecting
the ability of the muscles to store and swiftly release energy.
Exercises that require explosive muscular activity -- like
sprinting, or dunking
a basketball -- seem
to be compromised by
static stretches before
exercise. So, generally
speaking, its best to
do static stretches after
exercise or at a separate time entirely.
The best stretches to get you ready
for exercise are dynamic stretches. A
dynamic stretch, as
the name suggests, involves movement as
you stretch. Dynamic
stretches typically take
specific muscles and
joints through a full
range of motion. They
often mimic a sports
motion. A golf swing
without a club in your
hands is an example of
a dynamic stretch.
Dynamic stretches
increase the range of

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Repeat each dynamic stretch about


10 to 20 times. Repeat the sequence
for about 5 to 8 minutes. If youd like,
you can always add a
sports-specific movement to your routine
-- a golf or tennis
swing, for example.
Stretching is as
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Mondays answers
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vote
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site
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42 James Bonds
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opinions
cuse
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30 Square27 Is, in Avila
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dance site
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31 Drag into 30 Struts along
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nanny
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nos.
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output
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professional life. Offering
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Your ability to stay focused
will contribute to your performance, allowing you to get
many things done and find
satisfaction.
PISCES (Feb. 20-March
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hobby, take part in a discussion or join an organization
with an unusual philosophy.
Your compassion and understanding will attract new
friendships.
ARIES (March 21-April
19) -- Its a good day to begin
renovations, invest in property or make self-improvements.
Your financial prospects
look promising, and making
changes will lead to good results. Romance is highlighted
and a celebration is in order.
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A partnership will leave you
with uncertain feelings that
must be resolved if you want
to stay focused on what needs
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middle of a situation that will
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motivate you to participate in
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The City of Lima and commissioners have also


pledged additional monies for work on the center.
Wood also said the next big event at the Civic Center
will benefit many food-based businesses in Allen County.
We have Robert Irvine coming in to do a food show and
hes going to showcase Lakeview Farms and Rudolph Foods,
just to name a few, and that will go out across the country,
Wood said. Thats a huge boost for those companies and it
will happen at the Civic Center.
The first step will be an assessment of the property to a
tune of approximately $20-25,000.
Discussions about this proposed tax increase go back as
far as April 2014, with representatives from the Ohio Hotel
& Lodging Association arguing that a potential 15.75 overall
tax for lodgers in Allen County could divert potential hotel
traffic away. Delphos Mayor Michael Gallmeier voiced
similar concerns, noting that travelers may forgo hotels in
Delphos to flock to Van Wert and the countys 13-percent tax
rate for hotel rooms.

Capone gave these statistics:


Ninety percent of people develop colon
cancer after the age of 50;
Eighty percent of those diagnosed have
no family history; and
The chance of developing colon cancer
is 1 in 20 or 5 percent.
Developing colorectal cancer at a
younger age usually means it was inherited
and those at high risk with a family history
of the cancer should start screening at age
40, he detailed.
According to the Mayo Clinic colon cancer is cancer of the large intestine (colon),
the lower part of the digestive system and
rectal cancer is cancer of the last several
inches of the colon. Together, theyre often
referred to as colorectal cancers.
Most cases of colon cancer begin as
small, noncancerous (benign) clumps of

cells called adenomatous polyps and over


time some of these polyps become colon
cancers.
Polyps may be small and produce few,
if any, symptoms. For this reason, doctors
recommend regular screening tests to help
prevent colon cancer by identifying polyps
before they become colon cancer.
An individuals risk of colon cancer
might influence the choice of screening
tests. A doctor may recommend more frequent colon cancer screening if there are
increased risks, including:
Have a personal history of colon cancer or precancerous polyps;
Have a parent, sibling or child who has
had colon cancer;
Carry a gene for a hereditary colon
cancer syndrome; and
Have a history of inflammatory bowel
disease, such as ulcerative colitis or Crohns
disease.

The Fecal Immune Test (FIT) is a lab


test used to measure blood coming from the
colon, Capone reported. Virtual colonoscopies do not pick up small polyps and need
to be performed every five years. The patient
is also exposed to radiation through the test.
Capone said smoking and obesity
increases the risk for the cancer.
People should eat a diet high in fresh
fruits and multi-colored vegetables, exercise and drink in moderation, he detailed.
Men should not drink more than two
drinks per day and women should not have
more than one drink per day.
Capone said taking an aspirin (baby
aspirin) everyday is beneficial and that all
the things good for the heart are also good
for the colon.
For more information, call the American
Cancer Society at 1-800-227-2345 or St.
Ritas Medical Center at 419-227-3361 or
1-800-232-7762.

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We worked with our partners and volunteers to
strategically devise the criteria for the health and
education initiatives critical to our community,
Hayne said. All the programs that were submitted
for review were very important and provide valuable services to the community. The volunteers
struggled a great deal to make their recommendations.
Allen County Red Cross Executive Director
David Collins said in November 2014, United
Way funding for the Allen County Red Cross was
substantially reduced because of the changes in
the United Ways strategy/funding model. At the
request of the Red Cross governing board, the
United Way of Greater Lima did agree to provide
transition funding which resulted in an overall
funding reduction of 50 percent rather than 85
percent.
We have to strengthen our fundraising and
engage the community to help ensure the Red
Cross has the financial stability necessary to continue to deliver critical services to the community,
Collins said. We have lost over $100,000 in funding. Already, a lot of supporters have stepped up to
bridge the gap.
Hayne said the Red Cross was offered $20,000

a year for two years for their Disaster Services


program, which they could use for any facet of the
organization.
The Red Cross declined the second year of
funding, Hayne said.
We greatly appreciate the transition funding
provided by United Way; it enables us to better
respond and position the chapter to the unexpected
funding reduction, Collins said.
Each year, the Allen County Red Cross provides
vital help to people throughout Allen County, such
as assisting a family following a house fire, providing blood to a patient in need, teaching life-saving
first aid or CPR skills or supporting members of the
military and their families.
Although the loss of this funding is significant,
we want to be sure that the community understands
we will still deliver the same services, Collins
affirmed. The Red Cross will continue to be there
whenever and wherever help is needed and we are
grateful for all of the support of people and businesses in our community.
Hayne said United Way wants to be good stewards of the donors dollar and support the programs
that align with United Ways criteria.
For example, Big Brothers and Big Sisters is
an important mentoring program for kids success,
as well as the Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts, who pro-

mote success throughout kids lives, Hayne said.


The YMCA after-school program has 180 middle
school-aged kids participating and puts emphasis
on that demographic that have been kind of forgotten. They are in a critical stage of their lives.
Hayne said the after-school program is flexible
and the programs or activities each of the kids participate in depends on their needs.
Theres a reading program, leadership activities and homework help, Hayne said. There is
staff on hand as well as many volunteers assisting
with the program.
Collins said support from the community is
important and the Red Cross is asking people to
support them by giving time, donating blood or
making a financial contribution.
The United Way of Greater Lima purpose is to
measurably improve peoples lives by developing
resources and relationship that build a stronger,
more vibrant community. The United Way is a
not-for-profit organization that focuses on being a
positive catalyst for change in Allen County.
To contribute to the Red Cross, visit redcross.org, text REDCROSS to 90999 or call
1-800-REDCROSS. For more information on
the United Way, visit unitedwaylima.org or call
419.227.6341.

Americas Farmers Grow


Communities is part of the
Americas Farmers initiative.
Since 2010, the Americas
Farmers campaign and programs
have advocated on behalf of
farmers and their efforts to meet
societys needs through agriculture. Today, consumers are more
interested than ever in agriculture
and how food is grown. Consider
joining the conversation and
helping to raise awareness
about agriculture. Learn more at
FoodDialogues.com.
A sister program in the
Americas Farmers effort, Grow
Rural Education, is currently
in its farmer nomination phase.
Farmers interested in supporting
math and science education in
their communities should visit
www.GrowRuralEducation.com
from now through April 1 to
learn how.

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The highest county rates in


the state were topped by Adams
County which hit 11.2 percent,
followed by Monroe (11.1),
Meigs (10.7), Huron (10.3),
Ottawa (10.2) and Pike (10.0
percent).
On the other end of the spectrum, Mercer and Delaware
counties tied with the lowest
rate of 4.2 percent, followed by
Holmes (4.4), Hancock (4.6),
Auglaine and Union counties
(4.7 percent), Wyandot (4.8),
Franklin (4.9), and Wayne (5.0
percent).
Unemployment in Ohio for
January remained steady at 5.1
percent in January. The state
reported that with the 25,100
new jobs in January, Ohio has
gained back as many jobs as
were lost in the recent recession.

Trivia

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Answers
to
Mondays questions:
A mobile police booking center and jail for
disorderly and otherwise
law-breaking college
students is set up on the
beach in Panama City
Beach, Florida, every
year during the college
spring-break season.
Pablo Picasso, with
1,147 of his paintings
listed by the Art Loss
Register, has had more of
his paintings stolen than
any other painter.
Todays questions:
What celebrity chefs
first professional cooking
venture was a catering
business called The Bag
Lady?
What was the first
major U.S. brand-name
product promoted in an
airplane skywriting ad
campaign?
Answers
in
Thursdays Herald.
Todays joke:
An angry wife was
complaining about her
husband spending all his
free time in a bar, so one
night he took her along
with him.
Whatll you have?
he asked.
Oh, I dont know.
The same as you I suppose, she replied.
So, the husband
ordered a couple of Jack
Daniels and threw his
down in one shot. His wife
watched him, then took
a sip from her glass and
immediately spat it out.
Yuck,
thats
TERRIBLE! she spluttered. I dont know how
you can drink this stuff!
Well, there you go,
cried the husband. And
you think Im out enjoying myself every night!