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DELPHOS More jobs are headed to Van Wert County. Unverferth Manufacturing announced on Friday they expect to add 15-20 new jobs as the result of a 70,000-square-foot expansion to the Delphos facility. The facility was chosen for expansion after an agreement was finalized with AEP Ohio for relocation of a BY ED GEBERT section of subtransmission that crosses the Times Bulletin Editor west side of the Unverferth property, which is where the addition will be located. New machinery and equipment will be added in the VAN WERT Over expanded area. the past 18 months, the Van Expansions such as this are made possible Wert County Commissioners by the continued commitment of our employhave been saddled with ees in producing high-quality, in-demand proda penalty from a mistake ucts and with the cooperation of AEP and Van made before any of the cur- Wert County in encouraging our growth, rent commissioners ever Larry Unverferth, director of manufacturing took office. On Thursday, Commission Chair Thad Lichtensteiger wore a big smile when he announced that the county would not have to cough up more than $365,000 to the Ohio Development Service Agency. That total was the sum of the grant money which enabled a sewer project on Van Werts south side. We are happy, ecstatic, to announced that our insurance carrier is going to cover our $365,523 loss from the 2009 grant repayment, he stated. The state had found a glitch in the paperwork associated with the grant from the 2009 project that extended Van Wert City water and sewer service to 66 residences south of what was then the city limits, along U.S. 127 and St. Rt. 118. It turned out that a release of grant funds had not been given when work began, despite the fact that the grant funds themselves had already been delivered to the county. See GRANT, page 10

Upfront County will not have to pay back $365,000

Unverferth to expand manufacturing and jobs

operations, said. AEP Ohio is providing Unverferth Manufacturing with an Economic Development RSP Grant totaling $100,000 to assist in the relocation of the power lines. The RSP Grant program provides financial assistance to new and existing industries for projects that create and retain jobs and generate new investment within the AEP Ohio service territory. AEP Ohio is pleased to partner with Van Wert County in assisting Unverferth Manufacturing with their Delphos plant expansion, stated Tim Wells, AEP manager of economic & business development for Ohio. Other business incentives which made the expansion attractive for the Delphos plant was a Van Wert County Enterprise Zone Tax Exemption for real property tax and a JobsOhio grant coordinated by Regional Growth Partnership (RGP) helped to make the project possible. See JOBS, page 10

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Unverferth Manufacturing announced Friday a 70,000-quare-foot expansion project and the addition of 15-20 new jobs. (Times Bulletin photo)

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BY NANCY SPENCER Herald Editor DELPHOS Delphos Herald online readers may have noticed a change to in the past few weeks. When clicking on a story, where the additional text had appeared to a subscriber and an invitation to subscribe to others, readers are now offered a question to answer to read the remainder of the story. Just by answering a survey question, readers can now access our online news content at no charge, Editor Nancy Spencer said. College students, snowbirds and former residents can keep with their hometown happenings, including sports, local government and school news. The Delphos Herald and is the single-best way for Delphos and tri-county residents to stay informed. The simple exchange opens the website to the reader for that day, excluding the e-editions. The questions are noninvasive; for example: Have you used a professional lawn care service in the past five years? Click yes or no and the remainder of the content for that item appears. In addition to breaking news, the website is updated daily with local news, sports and community happenings. The online photo gallery offers thousands of photos from sporting events, school events and community activities. Our photo gallery is enhanced weekly and includes hundreds of local faces, Spencer added. If you saw a Herald photographer at an event, chances are theres a photo gallery online. So, if you missed that special picture of a loved one, we may have captured the moment for you. The photo gallery button is in the top right-hand corner above the Facebook icon.

TODAY Girls Basketball Van Wert at Coldwater, noon Jefferson at New Bremen, 1 p.m. (2 QTRS JV) Fort Jennings at Kalida (PCL), 1 p.m. Ada at Ottoville, 1 p.m. Boys Basketball Kalida at Jefferson, 6 p.m. Van Wert at St. Johns, 6 p.m. Spencerville at Ottoville, 6 p.m. Wayne Trace at Lincolnview, 6 p.m. Elida at Toledo Woodward, 6 p.m. Arlington at Columbus Grove, 6 p.m. Wrestling St. Johns, Jefferson, Spencerville and Elida at Allen County Invitational (Lima Senior host), 10 a.m. Columbus Grove at Arcadia Invitational, 10 a.m. Swimming and Diving Elida Quad, 9 a.m.

Delphos resident Nancy Surles combs over the decorative wreaths and other Christmas items in the annex. (Delphos Herald/Stephanie Groves)

Thrift Store: Plethora of quality merchandise and friendly service

BY STEPHANIE GROVES Staff Writer DELPHOS When walking into The Interfaith Thrift Shop, patrons can get into the holiday mood with the sights and sounds of Christmas, friendly personnel and the anticipation of finding a treasure to take home and wrap in colorful paper and shiny bows. Volunteer Coordinator Barb Haggard said donations of Christmas items have increased due to the public knowing about the annex which is a specialty shop which, over the course of the year, will host a variety of commodities geared toward holidays and special occasions. Haggard said the expansion has increased their bottom line by 25 percent and shoppers, now have a plethora of quality merchandise to purchase. At this time of the year, people are going through their Christmas items and downsizing or replacing decorations, Haggard reasoned. Some kids have just a little bit of money and here, they can buy Mom, Dad or their grandparents something special. Haggard said the shop has seen 40-50 artificial Christmas trees this season. She said any of them that could not be put together or the lights were not working were sent to Hohenbrinks to be refurbished and then donated to The Delphos Community Christmas Project. She said both St. Johns and Jefferson schools have been instrumental in acquiring donations for the shop. We just received a huge donation from St. Johns coat

Snow today and tonight. Snow may be heavy this morning with accumulation around 4 inches. Highs in the lower 30s and lows 15 to 20. See page 2.


drive and Jefferson is doing a food drive for our Social Services Pantry, Haggard said with delight. While shopping Thursday night, Lima resident Yvonne White looked at watches and jewelry in the Boutique. She said she was shopping for clothing for her and the grandkids, housewares, basically anything and everything. The Lima Mall has nothing on them [Thrift Shop], she said. I wish we had as nice a shop in Lima as you do here. Ada residents Mary and Willie Owsley perused the housewares looking for glassware and ceramic figurines to purchase. We come to the shop a couple of times a week, the Owsleys said. See SHOP, page 10

Santa arrives at senior center

Santa and his elf made their way into Delphos Friday afternoon, visiting the Senior Citizens Center spreading cheer and delight as they hand-delivered gifts to those participating in the annual Christmas party at the center. After a holiday dinner, Bob Ulm entertained the seniors with upbeat jokes and festive renditions of Christmas classics. Pictured is Pat Shively showing Santa the Christmas gift she received. (Delphos Herald/ Stephanie Groves)

Browns Backers give back


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Delphos Browns Backers President Stan Wiechart presents the clubs annual donation to Edna Fischer, left, for the Delphos Community Christmas Project, and Optimist member Niki Duvall for the Optimist Santa Visitation. Each received $200. Weichart said the club has surpassed $13,000 in donation over the years to each of the events. (Delphos Herald/Nancy Spencer)

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One Year Ago The Fort Jennings High School 2013 Homecoming Court will be presented between the junior high and varsity games Friday when Fort Jennings will play host to Ottoville. The court includes, Kristen Maag, Queen Kaitlin Stechschulte, King Alex Von Lehmden, Adam Kleman, Austin Kehres, Alyssa Louth, Nathan German, Jamie Saum, Jordan Horstman and Alex Berelsman.


group was Kent Kaufman, 22, of Ottoville. He was selected to study theology at the North American College in Rome and is currently the only seminarian from the Toledo Diocese to be studying there. Kent is a 1984 graduate of Ottoville High School.

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came through with 27 and 20 points, respectively, John Rupert hit nine from the field for 18 points, Mark Sever had seven from down court for 14 and Dan Grothaus added 13. 75 Years Ago 1938 Ten members of the Trinity M. E. Church of Delphos completed various courses in the training school of Religion and Life Tuesday evening. Those persons who completed the courses were Mrs. C. W. Corderman, Bernice Fortener, Mrs. Russell Judkins, Mrs. Ralph Mericle, Mayme Point, Betty DelCurrey, Janice Becker, Louis Rozelle, Cleo Fuller and Paul Harter, Jr. Three members of the Teman family in this city have joined the Lamond Orchestra, Paulding, a seven-piece organization. The Temans have been known as the Delphos String Trio. They will make their initial appearance with the Lamond Orchestra Saturday evening at a dance to be held in the armory building in Paulding. Mrs. Arthur Bodkin was chosen president of the Dorcas Class of the Lutheran Church Tuesday evening when the members of the class met at the home of Mrs. H. F. Buchholtz, South Main Street. Other officers named at that time were Mrs. Arthur Miller, vice president, and Lucille Werner, secretary-treasurer.

OBITUARY The Delphos Herald

Nancy Spencer, editor Ray Geary, general manager Delphos Herald, Inc. Don Hemple, advertising manager Lori Goodwin Silette, circulation manager
Vol. 144 No. 130

25 Years Ago 1988 Ottoville Senior Citizens Social Club recently held its annual Christmas party at the Veterans of Foreign Wars clubrooms. Door prizes went to Frances Hoehn and George Schmersal. Winners in pinochle were Beatrice Stepleton and Frank Clementz. Euchre winners were Philip Schimmoeller, high; and Joe Klima, second. Joyce Day and Becky Wiechart hosted members of Sunrise-Sunset Mothers Club recently at Days home. The December meeting included a Christmas gift exchange among secret sisters. Rosie Hesseling furnished the goodie raffle which was won by Mary Ann Hoersten. January meeting will be at the home of Dolores Shumaker. Pope John Paul II greeted seminarians from the North American College in Rome recently. In the

50 Years Ago 1963 In the final seconds Friday night at Bluffton, the Wildcats Monte Druckemiller hit from the field and from the bonus stripe to sink the Pirates 73-70 in a hotly-contested game. Gordie Vogt and Kenny Jackson shared high-point honors for the Cats with 19 points each and Jack DeWitt and Druckemiller joined them in the double figures with 13 and 11, respectively. Mrs. Robert Christy was hostess to the members of the Sorosis Study Club Thursday in her home on East Third Street. Mrs. Christy played a medley of Christmas carols and Mrs. Carroll Brenneman sang Silent Night. At the conclusion of the program tea was served with Mrs. Nile Brenneman and Mrs. Christy pouring. Delphos St. Johns Blue Jays went over the century mark to post their fourth win of the season Friday night at the local gym, defeating the Kenton Wildcats 105-83. Co-captains Jim and Jerry Carder

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St. Johns Week of Dec. 16-20 Monday: Hot dog sandwich, peas, Romaine salad, sherbet, fresh fruit, milk. Tuesday: Beef and cheese nachos/breadstick, green beans, Romaine salad, applesauce, fresh fruit, milk. Wednesday: Popcorn chicken/roll, baked beans, Romaine salad, pears, fresh fruit, milk. Thursday: Hamburger sandwich/ pickle and onion, sweet potato fries, Romaine salad, peaches, fresh fruit, milk. Friday: Stuffed crust pepperoni pizza, broccoli, Romaine salad, mixed fruit, fresh fruit, milk. Delphos City Schools Week of Dec. 16-20 Monday: Franklin/Landeck/Middle: Mini corn dogs; Senior: Chicken fajita, lettuce and cheese, corn, mandarin oranges, milk. Tuesday: Spaghetti with meat sauce, garlic bread, Romaine salad, sherbet, milk. Wednesday: Pizza, tossed salad, fruit, milk. Thursday: Meatball sub or sloppy jo sandwich, corn, fruit, milk. Friday: Chicken nuggets, bread and butter, green beans, chilled peaches, milk. Ottoville Week of Dec. 16-20 Monday: Chicken patty, french fries, tossed salad, peaches, milk. Tuesday: Hot dog-chili dog, corn, pineapple, brownie, milk. Wednesday: Chili soup with crackers, butter or peanut butter bread, carrot stix, applesauce cup, cookie, milk. Thursday: Breaded chicken, mashed potatoes with gravy, butter bread, peaches, milk. Friday: Chicken fajita with cheese, lettuce and tomato, green beans, mandarine oranges, milk. Fort Jennings Week of Dec. 16-20 Chocolate, white or strawberry milk served with all meals. High School - additional fruit and vegetable daily. High school - a la carte pretzel and cheese every Friday and salad bar every Wednesday. Monday: Chicken fajita, cheesy rice, green beans, fruit. Tuesday: BBQ rib sandwich, pretzels, corn, fruit. Wednesday: Corn dog, baked beans, cake, fruit. Thursday: Cheese pizza, carrots, cookie, fruit. Friday: Meatloaf sandwich, broccoli, cheese slice, shape up, fruit. Spencerville Week of Dec. 16-20 Monday: Pizza, carrots and dip, applesauce, milk. Grades 5-12 will also have green beans. Tuesday: Grades K-4: Popcorn chicken, cheesy mashed potatoes, fresh veggies and dip, biscuit, 100 percent juice, milk. Grades 5-12: Popcorn chicken bowl, mashed potatoes/gravy, corn, biscuit, 100 percent juice, milk. Wednesday: Ham and cheese bagel, potato bites, gingerbread cookie, warm cinnamon apples, milk. Thursday: Breaded chicken patty sandwich, broccoli with cheese, veggie and dip, pears, milk. Friday: Hamburger sandwich, baked beans, veggie and dip, frozen berry lemon swirl cup, milk.

HINES, Bernard R., 75, of Elida, Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. today at St. Johns the Evangelist Catholic Church, where the Delphos Veterans Council will conduct military graveside rites following the Mass. Burial will take place at Walnut Grove Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Delphos Veterans Council. WILSON, Courtney J., 51, of Spencerville, funeral services begin at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home, Spencerville, Pastor Andrew J. Atkins officiating. Burial will follow in Spencerville Cemetery. The family will receive friends 2-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Spencerville Invincible Fire Co. or to the family.


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ST. RITAS A girl was born Dec. 12 to Denise and Darrin Gerdeman of Delphos.


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In 1962, the U.S. space probe Mariner 2 passed Venus at a distance of just over 21,000 miles, transmitting information about the planet, such as its hot surface temperatures and predominantly carbon dioxide atmosphere. In 1972, Apollo 17 astronauts Harrison Schmitt and Eugene Cernan concluded their third and final moonwalk and blasted off for their rendezvous with the command module. In 1975, six South Moluccan extremists surrendered after holding 23 hostages for 12 days on a train near the Dutch town of Beilen. In 1981, Israel annexed the Golan Heights, which it had seized from Syria in 1967. In 1986, the experimental aircraft Voyager, piloted by Dick Rutan and Jeana Yeager, took off from Edwards Air Force Base in California on the first non-stop, non-refueled flight around the world. Ten years ago: A weary, disheveled Saddam Hussein was displayed on television screens worldwide, a day after his capture by American troops. A car bombing outside an Iraqi police station near Baghdad killed at least 17 people. Actress Jeanne Crain died in Santa Barbara, Calif., at age 78. Five years ago: An Iraqi journalist hurled each of his shoes at President George W. Bush during a news conference in Baghdad; Bush ducked the flying footwear as they whizzed

Jeffrey N. Detwiler, 61, of Delphos and formerly of Van Wert, died at 11:23 a.m. Friday at St. Ritas Medical Center in Lima. 405 North Main St. He was born March 22, TELEPHONE 695-0015 1952, in Van Wert to Joe Office Hours and Dixie (Rise) Detwiler, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. who preceded him in death. POSTMASTER: Survivors include his Send address changes children, Andy (Miranda) to THE DELPHOS HERALD, 405 N. Main St. Detwiler of Cairo and Delphos, Ohio 45833 Abby (Kyle) Caballero of Baton Rouge, Louisiana; brothers, Norm (Pam) Detwiler of Van Wert and Nick (Angela) Detwiler of Ohio City; sisters, Joyce CLEVELAND (AP) (Dennis) Thatcher of Van Wert and Johnna (Greg) These Ohio lotteries were Roberts of Van Wert; grand- drawn Friday: Mega Millions children, Deven, Karlee 19-24-26-27-70, Mega and Ashlyn Detwiler and Ball: 12 Hilary, Corbin and Landry Megaplier Caballero; his former wife, 2 Sherry Kay; and his dog, Pick 3 Evening Tag. 2-7-8 He retired from the Pick 3 Midday City of Van Wert Street 3-1-2 Department and was a Pick 4 Evening 1970 graduate of Van Wert 5-9-7-5 High School. Pick 4 Midday Visitation will be 2-3-0-7 from 2-8 p.m. Monday at Pick 5 Evening 0-6-2-9-7 Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Pick 5 Midday Home and Crematory. 1-8-5-4-8 Private family services Powerball will be held at a later date. Est. jackpot: $40 million In lieu of flowers, Rolling Cash 5 memorials may be directed 12-19-33-34-35 to the family. Est. jackpot: $110,000

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Ohio man gets 6 years for wifes hospital killing

AKRON (AP) An Ohio man convicted of fatally shooting his ailing wife in her hospital bed was sentenced Friday to six years in prison and plans to seek clemency from the governor. John Wise, 68, has said he shot his debilitated wife out of love in August 2012 after she suffered aneurysms and appeared to be in pain at an Akron hospital.

Today is Saturday, Dec. 14, the 348th day of 2013. There are 17 days left in the year. Todays Highlight in History: On Dec. 14, 1799, the first president of the United States, George Washington, died at his Mount Vernon, Va., home at age 67. On this date: In 1819, Alabama joined the Union as the 22nd state. In 1861, Prince Albert, husband of Queen Victoria, died at Windsor Castle at age 42. In 1911, Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen and his team became the first men to reach the South Pole, beating out a British expedition led by Robert F. Scott. In 1918, Il Trittico, a trio of oneact operas by Giacomo Puccini, premiered at New Yorks Metropolitan Opera House. (The third opera, Gianni Schicchi, featured the aria O Mio Babbino Caro, which was an immediate hit.) In 1936, the comedy You Cant Take It With You by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart opened on Broadway. In 1946, the United Nations General Assembly voted to establish U.N. headquarters in New York. In 1961, a school bus was hit by a passenger train at a crossing near Greeley, Colo., killing 20 students.

past his head and landed against the wall behind him. (The shoe-thrower, Muntadhar al-Zeidi, ended up spending nine months in prison.) One year ago: A gunman with a semi-automatic rifle killed 20 first-graders and six women at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., then committed suicide as police arrived. Authorities say 20-year-old Adam Lanza had fatally shot his mother at their home before carrying out the attack on the school. Todays Birthdays: Jazz musician Clark Terry is 93. Singer-actress Abbe Lane is 82. Actor Hal Williams is 79. Actress-singer Jane Birkin is 67. Actress Patty Duke is 67. Pop singer Joyce Vincent-Wilson (Tony Orlando and Dawn) is 67. Entertainment executive Michael Ovitz is 67. Actress Dee Wallace is 65. Rhythm-and-blues singer Ronnie McNeir (The Four Tops) is 64. Rock musician Cliff Williams (AC/DC) is 64. Actor-comedian T.K. Carter is 57. Rock singer-musician Mike Scott (The Waterboys) is 55. Singermusician Peter Spider Stacy (The Pogues) is 55. Actress Cynthia Gibb is 50. Actress Natascha McElhone is 44. Actress-comedian Michaela Watkins is 42. Rhythm-and-blues singer Brian Dalyrimple (Soul For Real) is 38. Actress KaDee Strickland is 38. Actress Tammy Blanchard is 37. Actress Sophie Monk is 34. Actress Vanessa Hudgens is 25.

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WEATHER FORECAST Tri-county Associated Press TODAY: Snow. Snow may be heavy at times in the morning. Snow accumulation around 4 inches. Highs in the lower 30s. Northeast winds around 10 mph. TONIGHT: Cloudy with a 40 percent chance of snow showers through midnight. Then mostly cloudy after midnight. Lows 15 to 20. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph. SUNDAY: Mostly cloudy. Chance of flurries in the morning. Then chance of snow showers in the afternoon. Colder. Highs in the lower 20s. West winds 10 to 20 mph. Chance of measurable precipitation 30 percent. SUNDAY NIGHT: Cold. Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of snow. Lows 5 to 10 above. Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph. Wind chills zero to 10 above zero. MONDAY: Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of snow. Highs in the mid 20s. MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY: Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of snow. Lows in the lower 20s. Highs in the lower 30s. TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Partly cloudy. Lows 15 to 20. Highs in the upper 20s. THURSDAY: Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 30s. THURSDAY NIGHT: Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of rain. Lows in the lower 30s. FRIDAY: Cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain. Highs in the upper 40s.



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This months article is about a very special offering that was given recently by one of the children in our church. It so impacted me that I wrote a letter to the little boy. The content of that letter follows Dear Zack, Im writing this letter to you to let you know how God used the $3 you gave me to put in the offering for you this past Sunday to touch me in a very special way. I remember the service was over and most people had left the sanctuary. I was walking down the center aisle toward the lobby when you got my attention by saying something like, Pastor, can I still put my money in the offering? I remember saying something like, Sure Zack, Ill make sure it gets to the people who are counting the money. You began to reach into one pocket after another trying to find your tithe/ offering. I was in a little bit of a hurry because I was supposed to meet someone in my office after the service and told you to take your time looking for your offering while I walked toward or perhaps into the lobby. However, you quickly found your offering, walked over to me and handed me three dollar bills which were tightly rolled up. Each of them had a green ribbon tied around it. I thought that was neat but was in a hurry so see if the people I was supposed to meet were in my office so I walked quickly away holding the $3.

STATE/LOCAL ODOT asks motorists Dont Crowd the Plow

Information submitted COLUMBUS With the latest forecasts predicting a wintry mix today across much of the state, the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is reminding motorists Dont Crowd The Plow. So far this winter, there were 13 crashes involving ODOT snow plows, including one earlier this week in Washington County. In that crash, a tractor trailer rear-ended an ODOT snow plow on I-77. Neither driver was seriously injured. Statistics show that most crashes are preventable and are caused by drivers simply going too fast for the conditions or not paying attention. Our plow drivers work long hours in difficult conditions to keep motorists safe during the winter, said ODOT Director Jerry Wray. We are asking for motorists to do their part by giving snowplows room to do their job effectively. Statewide, more than 1,600 snow plow trucks and 3,000 drivers will be on state, U.S. and interstate routes at any given time over the weekend. When plowing and treating the roads, ODOT trucks travel between 30-35 MPH, well below the posted speed limit. ODOT safety experts urge motorists to stay clear of plows by using the following tips: Distance Give plows room to work. Dont tailgate and try not to pass. If you must pass, take extreme caution and beware of the snow cloud. Also, slow down for oncoming plows; they plow far and wide. Speed Snowplows travel below the posted speed limit. Be patient. Ice and SnowTake it Slow. Vision A snowplow operators field of vision is restricted. You may see them but they dont always see you. Keep your distance and watch for sudden stops. KNOB4UGO Before you get behind the wheel, remember to visit for winter road conditions in your area.

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More than 40K 3rd-graders lag reading target

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) As many as a third of Ohio third-graders scored below a new literacy target in fall reading test results released Zack Brown Friday, providing the first view of how many may be Unfortunately, the folks I was looking to put them in the safe so they could be at risk of failing a grade this for had already left and I discovered counted with next Sundays tithes and year. that the tithes and offerings had already offerings. Under the states new Third been counted. I saw the church treaGrade Reading Guarantee, surer, handed her the $3 and asked her See GIFT, page 10 students can be held back if they dont meet tough new reading targets. State results posted Friday showed 32,905 students, or 26.2 percent of those who took the fall reading test, showed limited proficiency, which misses the new mark. About half of the 21,177 students who showed basic proficiency also will fall below whats been dubbed the cut score for passing third grade, officials said. That puts more than 34 percent of the roughly 125,000 third-graders who participated at risk. State officials had anticipated that many students would not have met the targets by the time they took tests in October, near the start of the school year. Students will be tested again in six months. State Superintendent Richard Ross urged families socked with seemingly bad news to take the long view. My message really is what happens later. What happens in real life if they arent able to read? he told reporters in a Thursday briefing on the coming results.

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Scrapbooking and genealogy are two of my favorite hobbies. I try to combine the two, but it takes a lot of digging through pictures of our ancestors and pictures of when we were growing up. Im also working on one that includes pictures of Christmas, Thanksgiving and New Years. The Christmas colors make for interesting pages with all the embellishments and stickers, etc. My oldest picture would have been taken in 1949. It was a photo of our family around the kitchen table, while my Grandma was still alive. I was able to get that inside shot because I had just bought my Kodak Duoflex, with a flash attachment. Flash cameras for home use were just coming out and I was working at Stallkamps Drug Store at the corner of Second and Main streets so that was one of my first purchases. In those days, very few stores were open on Sundays but in Delphos we had three drug stores on Main Street: Stallkamps, Remlingers and Pioneer and they would take turns being open on Sundays and other special days. Stallkamps and Remlingers both sold cameras. The Pioneer was known for wallpaper and religious articles. In those days we all took Sundays off, unless you worked in a hospital or one of the drug stores. We stayed home and read the funny papers. We would have a big Sunday dinner and sometimes took a Sunday drive to see the crops or visited friends and relatives. My friend, Millie Ruen, wrote a poem about Christmas Eve and Christmas Morning in the 1940s. She was one of nine children and they lived near Ottoville. It goes something like this: The night before Christmas, everything was moving fast, The tub was set upon the floor, for a bath night was in store, Each bath was quickly done, being so cold each child left on the run. The sugar cookies were

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a mound on the plate, stars, moons, bells that looked ornate. Pop came in with a large iron pot, filled it with coals that were really hot, Down the up ground cellar it would go, to warm the fruit so it did not freeze, you know, Even though the clock said a little past seven, we better get sleep and get back up by eleven, We needed to attend Mass at midnight and our eyes

needed to be open for that great Night. Slowly we walked by that beautiful tree, with lights all aglow it filled us with glee Of lights that hung on that big tree, but no popcorn, one of the kids ate it you see. But if you looked closely you could see those lights were covered with red polish, yes-sir-ree! The war was on and no lights to be had, so mom polished them with red and made us all glad.

When Mass time came cold filled that room, so we dressed might quick-like, zoom, zoom, zoom. From the doors of the 36 Chevy we flew and tore to the house, Santa had been there we just knew. Sure in piles that numbered nine, Santa had been there it was real fine. Gifts lying everywhere about and look at this everyone did shout. See MEMORIES, page 10



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As I sit here writing this I am anticipating our impending snowfall. A check at 11:15 p.m., the white stuff was falling. I know, I know, most dont like to hear that four-letter word S - N - O - W. It means shoveling and salting and vehicles getting stuck, difficult driving, longer commutes, etc. It also means snowmen, snowball fights, sledding and winter fun. Ill be filling out my Christmas cards this morning and what a lovely sight to look at while this task is accomplished. Snow makes everything look magnificent. I love going to the mudroom and looking out at the back yard and beyond to the park and seeing everything cloaked in white, sparkling snow. Its magical. My favorite winter scene is when it collects on each and every branch of a tree and perfectly decorates landscaping. I have sampras grass in the backyard (thank you Mr. Myers) that is truly beautiful against the pure backdrop of snow. Another of my favorites is to be the first out and about with Mr. Ringo, leaving our footprints in the virgin snow. Ringo will have a ball. He has new boots you know. His poor little feet get cold and then he has to hold one of them up and its difficult to complete his duties that way. We end going back in and then in a short while, he wants out. By that time, hes forgotten that if he doesnt hurry, the process will start all over. Silly little man. Well, these boots were made for walking and thats just what theyll do. His little feet

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will stay warm and dry and he can scamper and play in the snow to his hearts content or until mama gets cold and says its time to go in. I hope to see lots of children out and about. As time goes on and technology rules, fewer and fewer children get outside and build snow forts or snowmen. I hope the reservoir is packed with families enjoying a fun winter day. Its a great way to spend time together and make memories. I remember winters filled with ice skating and ginormous snow forts in the Schabbings yard across the street. It was hot chocolate and waiting for your clothes to dry so you could go back out. It was red cheeks and puffs of steam coming out when you breathed. It was numb toes and stiff fingers in crusted mittens and gloves and you didnt care because if you went inside, you were going to miss something. WASHINGTON Tis Its a great winter day. Get out there and the season and Nancy Pelosi enjoy it. Or as my dad would say, Get out has given the hands-down there and get the stink blown off ya! best gift to the American people -- her phrase Embrace the suck. Miraculous. Offered to fellow Democrats as a push to pass work 30 hours putting out fires in a week? the bipartisan budget bill, the BY KIRK DOUGAL Again - with another lack of common phrase has all the characterissense - it does not matter. The IRS also tics necessary to ensure a perCommon sense is not so common. - Voltaire from A Pocket Philosophical counts call hours as a part of their work manent place in the popular week. So if a firefighter is on call from 8 lexicon. Its succinct, raunDictionary p.m. to 8 a.m., that would count as 12 hours chy-esque and, most imporEvery day the U.S. federal government of work time. With virtually all small volun- tant, you know exactly what and its agencies appear to do their best to teer fire departments asking their volunteers it means. It sucks, but its to take calls throughout the the best well get. prove Voltaire correct. week, most if not all would be Right now the safety of the In no time, Embrace The over the 30-hour limit. vast majority of small comSuck (ETS) had its own But what if the local volun- hashtag and was launched munities around the country is teer fire department does not into under attack. As the Affordable the Twitterverse. have 50 employees? Are they Suckitude is aloft at a time Care Act - Obamacare - limps exempt? and stumbles its way toward when nothing floats. Probably not. The IRS full implementation after three Punctuating her epitaphhas indicated they will lump ready mandate, Pelosi added years, Americans continue to together volunteer fire depart- a characteristic subtitle: We discover new items within the ments from the same area and need to get this off the table legislation that will affect them call them one employer. That so we can go forward, which adversely. means they may add Middle sounds similar to her previous Under the ACA, businesses Point, Ohio City, Wren and comment on the Affordable with more than 50 full-time Willshire into one employee Care Act: We have to pass employees, or their equivabase because of their service the bill so that you can find lents, must offer an approved Dougal to the residents in Van Wert out what is in it. health insurance plan to their County. employees or face penalties. The We now know she wasnt According to the International kidding. The ACA rollout federal agency in charge of deciding who is and who is not a full-time employee is the Association of Fire Chiefs, there are continues to reveal hitches, approximately 750,000 volunteer firefight- glitches and pitches that have Internal Revenue Service. And here is where the lack of common ers in the U.S., roughly 72 percent of all Giuseppes Pinocchio nose firefighters in the country. They serve factory working overtime. sense makes its appearance. The IRS has made the determination that in more than 20,000 all-volunteer fire And Republicans are on volunteer firefighters are full-time employ- departments and 5,000 combination career/ fire. The real story isnt that volunteer fire departments. Many com- a bipartisan budget bill has ees: It does not matter whether firefighters munities are completely covered by only been hammered out but that are termed volunteers, are considered volunteer fire departments. House Speaker John Boehner Now imagine each and every one of has ignited. employees, or are identified by any other name, if the work they do is subject to the these fire departments needing to find fundHe and others of like mind will and control of the payer, under the ing - most likely through tax levies or their obviously have decided to common-law rules, they are employees for equivalents - in order to pay for the regu- sacrifice party unity in the lated Obamacare health plans just to stay interest of national wellFederal tax purposes. That statement comes straight from the open. In many areas the failure of funding being. What a concept. Over IRS website ( in a section would close station houses and leave resi- a couple of days during the devoted to only questions about firefighters. dents without coverage. budget negotiations, Boehner Legislation is being introduced into the turned both barrels on insurSo what does that mean to Van Wert U.S. House of Representatives to exempt rectionists -- both inside and County residents? Even though these men and women who volunteer firefighters from the ACA, rede- outside Congress -- especialrisk their lives are volunteers, the gov- fining them as non-employees. While we ly the big conservative action ernment considers them employees. That find it hard to believe that the legislative groups that have undermined means rules and regulations from the ACA step is even necessary, we think it is the any efforts at compromise take affect which would force fire depart- correct move and we encourage Congress to and bipartisanship. ments to offer health insurance to all its pass the bill and send it to President Obama Depending on how things for his signature. volunteers. shake out in the remaining After all, it only makes sense. But wait, how often does a volunteer days of the jolly season, we firefighter from Middle Point or Ohio City could be witnessing the first

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shots of an old-guard revolution from which emerges the leader Republicans have been waiting for. Center stage: Paul Ryan. As all know, the budget deal was crafted by Ryan and Democrat Patty Murray. Its a not-grand bargain -- i.e., it sucks -- but its something, and it staves off another budget crisis through fiscal year 2015. Boehners rather sudden, unexpected attack on conservative groups such as Heritage Action, FreedomWorks and Americans for Prosperity was to many minds overdue. He condemned the groups for forcing tea party Republicans into corners and encouraging them to fight battles they couldnt possibly win. Boehner has always thought this, insiders tell me, but had never expressed it publicly. His statements this past week were bold and consequential. Conservative advocacy groups are using our members, and theyre using the American people for their own goals, he said. This is ridiculous. Deliciously refreshing, if I do say. His remarks also leave tea party congressional members a little wiggle room by implying that, though they acted in good faith, they were being manipulated by powerful forces. This is the part where Angry Tough Guy creates contrast for Cool PocketProtector Jock -- the budgetsavvy, fully seasoned, conservative-but-sane presidential candidate with crossover appeal. No longer is Ryan the kid standing next to the grown-up, he has matured into a full-throated advocate for bipartisan problem-

solving with a tough stance on fiscal restraint, who is also humorous, humble and respectful toward his political opponents. He even speaks with greater authority than when he was Mitt Romneys sidekick. At first glance, one wonders whether Republicans are spiking their coffee with testosterone. Whats clear is that the era of Boehners bottomup approach to leadership has ended. Not again will he allow the obstructionist wing of the party to force showdowns and shutdowns that hurt the American people and the Republican Party. Even if he has to draft Democrats to help him, Boehner enjoys the further benefit of speaking the truth. Meanwhile, concurrent with Boehners one-man firing squad, another significant sub-story was unfolding. Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., leader of the Republican Study Committee, orchestrated the departure of his chief of staff, Paul Teller, who is beloved by these same conservative groups. Teller was thought to be leaking information on budget and other negotiations to these same organizations, according to inside sources. Boehner hinted at this when he responded to a question about conservative opposition: You mean the groups that came out and opposed [the budget deal] before they ever saw it? Gee, how did they know?! What everyone will know soon enough is that Paul Ryan is The Guy the missing leader the GOP has been searching for and who is clearly being groomed for 2016. Until then, if Boehner continues playing hardball and prevails, Democrats really may have to follow Pelosis imperative come 2014 and thereafter. Kathleen Parkers email address is kathleenparker@

first line of defense to treat the reaction. EpiPens administer medication that quickly stops the severe symptoms of allergic reacLast week, I traveled to schools around tions like swelling that impairs breathing the state to hear from students, nurses, or dangerously low blood pressure. parents, and health professionals about Many kids with an allergy have an what severe allergic reactions EpiPen at home and at school, can mean when they occur just in case. But a quarter of unexpectedly in a classroom, anaphylaxis cases at schools playground, or sports field. involve kids with undiagnosed These severe allergic reactions allergies. known as anaphylaxis can At a school in Youngstown, occur within minutes of expoTheresa Murphy of Cortland, sure to any allergen. The most a nurse and mother of a ninecommon allergens that cause year-old son with severe food anaphylactic shock are food, allergies, reminded me that we insect stings, and medications. prepare for fire drills, and yet Its estimated that one in were unprepared for equally Brown every 13 children in the U.S. unexpected cases of anaphylaxis. has a food allergy. Thats about We should be doing everything two students in every classroom. Having we can to prepare for the unforeseen. a food allergy means that if these children Thats why the School Access to come into contact with food that triggers an Emergency Epinephrine Act, which I allergy whether its from the school caf- cosponsored and President Obama signed eteria, a birthday party in the classroom, or into law earlier this month, is so important. even another students food it can create This commonsense, bipartisan law a potentially deadly situation. gives funding priority for asthma control Allergic reactions to food send programs to states that ensure that ALL Americans to the emergency department schools maintain a supply of EpiPens for once every three minutes thats over students with undiagnosed allergies and as 200,000 ER visits per year. a backup for the kids suffering from known A medication called epinephrine com- allergies. monly provided through an EpiPen is the This bill also encourages states to allow

Protecting Ohio children with lifesaving medicine for allergic reactions


school personnel to receive training on how to use the EpiPen in case of an emergency a potentially life-saving action, especially in rural areas where quick access to medical care may be a problem. But, only states that ensure that ALL schools have a supply of EpiPens and training for their use are eligible for the priority federal funding for this bill. Thirty states already have laws or guidelines in place that allow schools to maintain a supply of epinephrine. A long-standing law in Ohio only allows schools to keep an EpiPen for students with a known allergy and a prescription written specifically for them. And it has been illegal to use an EpiPen on a student without a prescription. The Ohio House recently passed legislation that would allow schools to keep undesignated EpiPens on hand for students who have an undiagnosed allergy. This is a step in the right direction, but it doesnt go far enough. Further action by the Ohio House is necessary to ensure that all Ohio schools have an emergency supply of EpiPens, thereby enabling Ohio to qualify for priority federal funding. We should take every precaution to protect our kids from unforeseen emergencies. Its critical that the Statehouse take action to expand this legislation, and that Governor Kasich signs it into law.

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Landeck CLC holds Christmas party

Delphos Canal Comm.

Calendar of Events

TODAY 8:30-11:30 a.m. St. Johns High School recycle is canceled 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.-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. SUNDAY 8-11:30 a.m. Knights of Columbus benefit for St. Johns School at the hall, Elida Avenue. 1-3 p.m. The Delphos Canal Commission Museum, 241 N. Main St., is open. MONDAY 11:30 a.m. The Green Thumb Garden Club will meet at the Delphos Public Library for luncheon and program. Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff St. 6:30 p.m. Shelter from the Storm support group meets in the Delphos Public Library basement. 7 p.m. Washington Township Trustees meet at the township house. Delphos City Council meets at the Delphos Municipal Building, 608 N. Canal St. 7:30 p.m. Jefferson Athletic Boosters meet at the Eagles Lodge, 1600 E. Fifth St. Spencerville village council meets at the mayors office. Delphos Eagles Auxiliary meets at the Eagles Lodge, 1600 E. Fifth St. TUESDAY 11:30 a.m. Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff St. 1-3 p.m. Delphos Area Visiting Nurses offer free blood pressure checks at Delphos Discount Drugs. 7:30 p.m. Elida School Board meets at the high school office. Alcoholics Anonymous, First Presbyterian Church, 310 W. Second St. Fort Jennings Village Council meets at Fort Jennings Library. WEDNESDAY 9 a.m. - noon Putnam County Museum is open, 202 E. Main St. Kalida. 11:30 a.m. Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff St. Noon Rotary Club meets at The Grind. 6 p.m. Shepherds of Christ Associates meet in the St. Johns Chapel. 6:30 p.m. Delphos Kiwanis Club, Eagles Lodge, 1600 E. Fifth St. 7 p.m. Bingo at St. Johns Little Theatre. 7:30 p.m. Hope Lodge 214 Free and Accepted Masons, Masonic Temple, North Main Street. Sons of the American Legion meet at the Delphos Legion hall. The Ottoville Board of Education meets in the elementary building. The Fort Jennings Board of Education meets in the library. THURSDAY 9-11 a.m. The Delphos Canal Commission Museum, 241 N. Main St., is open. 11:30 a.m. Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff St. 1-3 p.m. The Delphos Museum of Postal History, 339 N. Main St., is open.

Burgeis kindergarten class at Ottoville Elementary School

Ottoville Elementary School kindergarten students in Renee Burgeis class include, front from left, Aleyah Bearman, Bela Fiedler, Mackenzie Leatherman, Cruse Schroeder, Andrew Peters and Kira Griner; middle, Damian Lawhorn, Lashaye Bibbs, Nia Warman, Aiden Boecher, Carli Schnipke, Matthew Horstman and Kayley Hulke; and back, Garrett Gasser, Logan Sheets, Rowan Clay, Abigail Looser, Anna Metzger and Alexa Thomas. (Delphos Herald/Stephanie Groves)

Twenty-nine members opened the December meeting of the Landeck CLC with Silent Night. Prayers to sick members and birthday wishes were sent out for December. Door prize winner was Joan Mason. Kay Seifer and Laura Ladd won the Christmas baskets. Club 25 winner was Rosie Hilvers. Fifty-fifty winners were Ruthie Hammons, Seifer and Martha Etzkorn. Janet Seifker won the pot of gold and she was also the winner of the Christmas contest. Julie Schwinnen was the December gas card winner. Velma Wehri won the guess the amount in the candy jar. Thank you notes were read from members receiving Christmas shut-in bags. They were very pleased to be thought of at this time of year. Volunteer hours are needed. All donations taken for the Christmas meal will be used to help Cloverdale rebuild. Kathy Seifker reported a record 813 pieces of military Christmas mail this year. The committee prepared a delicious home cooked meal and the optional Christmas exchange followed. Meeting closed with prayer. The next meeting will be in February 2014.

Spock is a 2-yearold male, American Pit Bull Te r r i e r Hound mix. He is full of energy, e x t re m e l y happy to see anyone and playful. He is going to need a very active home with preferably a large yard so he can run and play. He needs some work with basic commands yet as he is a big puppy but he will be a great dog.

The Humane Society of Allen County has many pets waiting for adoption. Each comes with a spay or neuter, first shots and a heartworm test. Call 419991-1775. Orianna is a 4-monthold light gray tiger kitten. She is extremely shy but loves to look at you with a wink. Shes a happy little fur baby who loves to be petted.


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St. Johns boys tip off Grove stays perfect with victory over Jeffcats hardwood action tonight
By JIM METCALFE Staff Writer By JIM METCALFE Staff Writer DELPHOS St. Johns boys basketball coach Aaron Elwer had a superb season in 2012-13, taking the Blue Jays to their first Division IV Regional final since the State championship year of 2001-02. The dream ended at the hands of Troy Christian in the Kettering Fairmont Regional finals, ending at 18-5. When the final gun sounded, that also ended the scholastic cage careers of several key contributors, such as four-year lettermen and 3-year starter Curtis Geise (19.7 points, 5.9 boards, 2.8 assists, 1.8 steals per game), 3-year letterman Ryan Buescher (11.3 markers, 7.5 caroms, 3.3 assists, 2.0 steals) and center Seth Bockey (5.3 counters, 3.0 rebounds) for a unit that scored at a 57.7-points-per-game click and ceded 46.8. As well, Cole Fischbach (.5 points) used up his eligibility a year ago. Elwer once more faces an abbreviated pre-season with his full team as the football team once again made a long trek in the OHSAA football playoffs the Division VII State semifinals. Thats a concern: we are so far behind most everybody else with practices, preparation and scrimmages. Especially with the new guys to varsity, we are going to have to learn on the fly and improve faster on a daily basis, Elwer began. When you think of it, our opening foe Van Wert will be playing their fifth game tonight, while this is our opener. Another concern is a lack of experience off the bench. We have some candidates but it likely will take 5-10 games for us to really figure out what we have off the bench. They are all going to have to contribute in some way. A third concern is our relative lack of height, strength and physicality. The last two are very important when you look at our schedule, inside the Midwest Athletic Conference and outside; it gets very physical andf you have to be able to stand up to that. Those include seniors Ben Wrasman, Aaron Hellman and Jake Csukker and juniors Alex Odenweller and Austin Heiing. However, all is not lost for the Blue Jay head man as he returns five full-time lettermen the probable starting lineup for tonights season-opening home contest versus long-time archrival Van Wert to build around, including a pair of returning starters in senior sharpshooter Ryan Koester (6.8 points; 35-of-86 3-pointers) and senior point guard Eric Clark (6.8 markers, 2.9 dimes). As well, a trio of experienced juniors include Andy Grothouse (4.4 counters, 2.3 caroms), Evan Hays (1.8 markers, 1.2 assists) and 6-6 Tyler Conley (.8 counters). Those guys give us a lot of experience in tough situations and tough environments. We are expecting them to really help us out, especially early, in leading this team, Elwer continued. They bring a high skill level, as well as a high IQ in terms of basketball. They have put in the time to improve those skills. When you combine those elements, you expect some good things out of them. Despite that, for us, it still starts with defense. You dont necessarily have to be a highly-skilled player to play defense; you just have to be willing to give great effort and make the hustle plays. Its easier to put that end together. Well need defense and those hustle plays to carry us until we can get everybody caught up. Were excited to start the season. As always, there are high expectations coming into the season. Weve got a long ways to go and we have to take positive steps every day to get where we want to go. In addition to tonights opener, the Jays host another longtime archrival, Elida, Tuesday. COLUMBUS GROVE Columbus Groves boys basketball team got off to a quick start against invading Jefferson Friday night and rode that to a 60-45 Northwest Conference triumph at the Dog Pound. That start: the Bulldogs (3-0, 1-0 NWC) scored the first eight points and led 13-2 after the first eight minutes. The Bulldogs, anchored by 6-7 senior Will Vorhees (15 markers, 11 boards, 4 blocks), held the Wildcats (2-3, 0-1) without a fielder in the period 0-of-10 (16-of-49 for the game, 3-of-17 triples, for 32.7%) hit 6-of-13 on their own end, with six different players scoring a basket. Sophomore Dalton Hicks hit 3-of-4 free throws in the final 2:24 for the visitors only points and when Noah Kohls hit a second-chance 12-footer with 50 ticks on the board, Grove led 12-3. We didnt play bad defense in fact, we played pretty good defense most of the game. We just couldnt shoot the ball, Jefferson coach Marc Smith said. We held them to 22 points the first half, so we did a nice job there. However, its hard to beat a quality team like Columbus Grove when your two top scorers, Trey (Smith) and Ross (Thompson), score two points the first half. Both teams were well prepared; its a league game and we each know each other so well. They take away what you do best. Groves sagging man-to-man defense


with junior Joey responded with a 6-2 closing Warnecke tightly guarding spurt, including a 10-footer by Jeffersons leading scorer, Baily Clement with 8.1 ticks the sophomore Smith (28 on the board, to secure a 35-26 points a game), doing most edge. of the work as Smith was Jettinghoff swished a triple held scoreless in the first half from the left corner at 7:11 held the Wildcats off the to start the fourth to and get board for the first 3:26 until the visitors within 35-29. The senior Austin Jettinghoff (12 Bulldogs had the answer markers) hit a basket at 4:34. a 9-0 spurt behind four from Groves lead grew to 22-9 Darbyshire, to open a 44-29 with two singles by junior edge on a layin by Vorhees. The Jettinghoff Jace Darbyshire (14 markers, closest the Wildcats could get 6 dimes) with 36.2 ticks left. was 46-34 on a bomb by Smith Joey is such a tough defender; hes at 4:30. Grove canned 10-of-14 free throws 5-10 and was guarding a 6-5 kid tonight. from that point on 15-of-18 in the fourth Hes so strong and tough; hes a phe- and 19-of-23 overall (82.6%) to stave nomenal defender, Grove coach Ryan off the guests. Stechschulte said. Smith and Thompson Jefferson finished 10-of-14 at the line are such matchups because they can beat (71.4%), seized 24 boards (8 offensive) as you outside, off the bounce and on the Thompson (8 points) had 10; and 14 turnblock. I think we did a good job with both overs and 20 fouls. of them but we had to give up points elseI told the players in the locker room where. that we have to improve our practice habJefferson freshman point guard Jace its. We played 2 1/2 quarters tonight; that Stockwell was limited to three assists and wont get it done against good teams, three boards (averaging twice that for the Coach Smith added. Thats about how season for both) due to foul trouble, eventu- we practice: 50-60 percent of our practice, ally fouling out midway through the fourth. we really work hard thats when we Jefferson finally seemed to find a key in played well tonight. Unfortunately, its the the third period, with Smith scoring seven other part that we dont and that tends to of his 10 points; He scored his first points carry over into games, too. When we did a 5:28 on an inside basket and senior Tyler challenge them the second half, Grove Moxs pump-fake-and-drive for a layup at responded. 1:45 got the Wildcats within 29-24, forcing See JEFFCATS, page 7 Coach Stechschulte to call time. The hosts

It was so-so overall for the five of us last week. Guest Picker No. 1 Erin Cox had the best week, going 8-4 overall, splitting it 4-2 college and 4-2 pros. Three of us went 7-5: I (3-3/4-2), regular Dave Boninsegna (4-2/3-3) and GP No. 2 John Parent (3-3/4-2. That moves our respective total marks to 97-70-1 (50-34, 47-36-1) for me/myself/ and I; 96-70-1 (53-30, 43-40-1) for Dave and the GPs overall to 162-146-2 (82-73, 80-73-2). The third regular, Bob Weber, was 6-6 (2-4/4-2) to now stand at 104-63-1 JIM METCALFE COLLEGE: NAVY: The Midshipmen have done quite well against some topflight competition this year. The expected weather should be beneficial to a team that doesnt turn the ball over, like Navy. PRO: SAN FRANCISCO: I dont see the 49ers having a letdown after last weeks emotional win over the Seahawks. This defense is too good and the offense seems to be getting healthier as we speak. CINCINNATI: This is the type of game the Bengals HAVE to win to be serious title contenders; on the road against a team with nothing to lose. I say Dalton has another stellar outing against a less-than-usual Steelers defense. NEW ENGLAND: Gronk is gone for Pats. Methinks that the other parts like Dobson are now on the same page with Brady and get a big road win over Miami. DALLAS: If Dallas cannot stop the Matt Flynn-led and otherwise depleted Packers offense, then Monte Kiffin should be shot! If Tony Romo and Company cant rip this defense apart at the JerryDome uh ATLANTA: I wonder if the Redskins will rally around new QB Kirk Cousins, who is a pretty good backup. No matter; the defense and special teams are horrible. INDIANAPOLIS: The Texas were once considered Super Bowl contenders. They have since fired Gary Kubiak and Matt Schaub is in limbo; need I write more? JACKSONVILLE: Jaguars were never as bad as their woeful start. Buffalo is sinking fast. KANSAS CITY: One of the premier archrivalries in the NFL. Chiefs better not overlook hated, despised, loathed some might even say disliked Raaaiiiders; they wont. CLEVELAND: Bears ARE better with McCown under center. Cutler will be rusty and will make costly mistakes against a Browns defense that deserves better. ARIZONA: Tennessee another team that seemed headed for better things. Cardinals are full speed ahead. NEW ORLEANS: Rams are tough at home but really dont match up with Saints. NOs defense is slowly moving up the ranks. DAVE BONINSEGNA College: Navy: Navy leads the series 57-491, Army is on a 4-game losing streak this season. I am looking for Navy to add to


56-28 and 48-35-1. Erin and WDOH personality Mike yes, that is his given name Jake Bowers are the GPs. Here are the Games: College: Army vs. Navy at Philadelphia NFL: San Francisco at Tampa Bay; Cincinnati at Pittsburgh; New England at Miami; Green Bay at Dallas; Washington at Atlanta; Houston at Indianapolis; Buffalo at Jacksonville; Kansas City at Oakland; Chicago at Cleveland; Arizona at Tennessee; New Orleans at St. Louis. Patriots win last week? I think they will still be in shock from that amazing feat. Arizona: The cardinal is the state bird of Ohio, so thats a good reason for the Cardinals to win. New Orleans: Oh, the Saints I suppose. JAKE BOWERS College: Navy: Both have very strong running attacks and actually rank 2-3 in the country. Navy beat Indiana and Pittsburgh and lost a close game to Notre Dame. Navy 31-21. Pros: San Francisco: 49ers on a roll winning three in a row and must continue to win to assure themselves a playoff position. 49ers 37-24. Cincinnati: Bengals have won three is a row and the Steelers have lost two in a row and are going nowhere. Cincinnati beat Pittsburgh in week two 20-10 and just a gut feeling they win by 10 again 31-21. New England: New England beat Miami at home in week number 8 27-17 and needs a win here to be in position for a first-round bye in the playoffs. New England 37-21. Dallas: The Cowboys are 5-1 at home while Green Bay is 2-4 on the road. Cowboys defensive unit is a big concern but Dallas wins a close one 28-24. Atlanta: Both teams are a major disappointment this season at 3-10. Flip a coin special could end in a tie. Atlanta 24-21 because it is a home game. Indy: In week 9, Indy defeated Houston in Houston 27-24. Indy already has won the AFC South and Houston just fired their coach. Throw a dart at the board on this game to pick a winner and my dart hit Indy 17-14. Jacksonville: If you want to punish someone make them watch this game. After losing their first 8 games, Jacksonville has won 4 out of 5; Buffalo has lost 5 out of their last 6. Jacksonville is a better road team but should win 28-27. Kansas City: Kansas City is only one game behind Denver in the AFC West and are trying to win out to get a good position in the playoffs. Take the Chiefs 35-24. Chicago: Chicago is in a battle with Detroit and Green Bay for the NFC North title. The Browns are much better than their record suggests. Take the Bears 27-24 in a close one. Arizona: The Titans have lost 4 out of 5 and 7 out of 9 and regret getting rid of Jeff Fisher as their coach. Arizona can still make the playoffs and wins this one 34-14. New Orleans: Rams have lost two in a row and the Saints only .500 as a visitor. New Orleans needs to win to stay ahead of Carolina in the NFC South and win this game 38-28.

Titans belt Cougars

By Charlie Warnimont DHI Correspondent OTTAWA High school basketball can be all about mismatches. Ottawa-Glandorf has one of the better mismatches in the area with 6-7 junior center Noah Bramlage, who can do a little bit of everything. Van Wert attempted to counter this mismatch with their speed, athletic ability and defense. In the end, the Titans used their size to their advantage as they ran away from the Cougars in the fourth quarter for a 60-40 Western Buckeye League win. O-G is 1-0 in the WBL and 2-1 overall, while Van Wert is 0-1 in the WBL and 2-2 overall. While O-G had the size advantage, the Cougars were able to stay close for three quarters behind their threepoint shooting and defense as Van Wert held the Titans to seven third quarter points. Van Wert drained three 3-pointers in the third quarter that helped them overcome a 32-23 halftime deficit to trail 37-34. The Titans pushed that lead to five points at the end of the quarter as Jason Schnipke grabbed an offensive rebound and scored for a 39-34 lead. The start of the fourth quarter was key for the Titans as they scored three baskets down low in the first minute of the quarter that pushed their lead to 11 points. Junior Zach Kuhlman scored all three baskets as

the Titans posted Bramlage at the 3-point line and with the Cougars paying attention to the talented O-G center that left his teammates able to roam the paint and get to the basket for good shots. Bramlage had an assist during Kuhlmans 6-0 run to start the fourth quarter that forced Van Wert to burn a timeout. I think high school basketball is about mismatches and being able to execute. Not only finding a mismatch but being able to execute it, Titan coach Tyson McGlaughlin said. We were able to get some penetration and use Noah as a decoy. (Tyler) Zender posts up very hard. He is very strong and physical and when he goes down low he demands the ball because of the space he creates. They didnt have someone to match him. And when we got that, it allowed Matias Trampe-Kindt and Zach Kuhlman to fill the lanes and get some transition baskets. And Alex Schroeder played really well. I thought our starting five played really well tonight. Michael Smelser halted the Titan run with a free throw before Trampe-Kindt and Zender scored to extend the O-G lead. Van Werts Matt Bidlack and O-Gs Alex Schroeder traded baskets before Connor Holliday hit a free throw. The Titans then went on a 9-0 run as Bramlage had a two-pointer and a threepointer, while Schroeder and Zender both scored for what would be the final score. See COUGARS, page 7

their series lead. NFL: S a n Francisco: Tampa Bay lost their first eight and won their next four; they are still a bad football team. The Niners are coming off a win over the Seahawks; I like SF here BIG. Cincinnati: The Bengals won the first and looked very good last week; Pittsburgh nearly stole one last week. The Steelers are grasping for straws; Bengals win. New England: WOW Tom Brady again; the Patriots will win again. Dallas: The Cowboys are 5-1 at home; the Packers arent actually playing their best. I have to go with the Cowboys here (that will make Jim happy (Editors Note: Sure will; unless I am wrong, then I willst be ANGRY!!!) Atlanta: The Redskins are coming off one of the worst losses in franchise history; the Falcons arent playing much better, but I am giving this one to Atlanta for no particular reason. Indianapolis: 11; the number of losses in a row for a very bad Texans team. The Colts make it 12 on Sunday. Buffalo: The Jags are trying to save their season but just a little too late; the Toronto Bills come away with the win (EN: Dave hopes they DO move there!). Kansas City: The Chiefs pounded the Redskins last week to get back on track after their 3-game losing streak. They continue another winning streak this week with a win over Oakland. Chicago: The Browns got stunned last week against the Pats. The Bears won big on Mike Ditka night over the Cowboys; Chicago gets another W on Sunday. Arizona: The Titans gave up 51 to the Broncos last week; although the Cardinals offense isnt as explosive, I still think they put it to Tennessee and keep their playoff hopes alive. New Orleans: The Saints played a great game against a good Panthers team and should have no problems with the Rams on Sunday. BOB WEBER NOTE TO EDITOR Tough week for a lot of comments out of town on business and sickness galore in our house. YUCK! (Editors Note: Making excuses already, eh??? LOL) NAVY Thanks to all our service

men and women youre the best! SAN FRANCISCO This team impressed me a lot last week with win over Seattle. CINCINNATI Reality has sunk in Steelers just arent good!!! Hope they win but going with the Bengals. MIAMI My cold medicine must be affecting me but going against pretty boy Brady! DALLAS - Man, whats wrong with me? I dont like this team; however, without Rodgers, the Packers will lose. ATLANTA Two teams having a horrible year. Going with home team. INDIANAPOLIS Colts and Andrew Luck hard to beat at home. JACKONSVILLE Just going with Jacksonville because it makes me warmer thinking of Florida and hotter weather and no snow!! (EN: Amen, brother!!!) KANSAS CITY Raiders will play them tough but Chiefs too good. CHICAGO The Bears will beat the Cleveland Clowns! ARIZONA This game could go either way. Cardinals have been playing well lately. NEW ORLEANS Brees hard to beat in a domed stadium! ERIN COX COLLEGE: Navy: I picked them earlier this year because I liked their uniforms better, I believe. Ill just go with that again. NFL: S a n Francisco: This is my boyfriends team, so Ill pick them. Cincinnati: I think the Bengals have a good team this season (I never thought Id say that) and will use their winning momentum to their advantage this week. Miami: I love watching Bill Belicheat whine and cry about losing games, maybe itll be an early Christmas present for me. Dallas: My Boys are embarrassing on defense and its painful to watch but I have to support them to the end. Theyre due for a win anyway; they like to give hope and then lose big the next week. Atlanta: I dont even know whats going on with the Redskins, RGIII and Shanahan, so Ill just pick the other team. Indianapolis: A coaching change in Houston wont be enough for this week. Jacksonville: I got nothing. My ESPN overview is telling me to pick them. Kansas City: If Dallas can beat them, anyone can! Thats my new motto. Chicago: How did Cleveland let the

Information submitted Big Green starts well, rides past Musketeers OTTOVILLE Ottovilles boys basketballers got off to an 18-8 first period and went on to best archrival Fort Jennings 57-41 in nonleague action Friday at L.W. Heckman Gymnasium. Luke Schimmoeller led the Big Green with 18 and Tyler Roby added 14. For the Musketeers, Connor Wallenhorst netted 11 and Nick Von Sossan 10. Ottoville hosts Spencerville tonight. Jennings hosts Crestview Tuesday. FORT JENNINGS (41) Connor Wallenhorst 5-0-1-11, Nick Von Sossan 1-2-2-10, Nate German 0-0-0-70 Mark

Metzger 1-0-0-2, Josh Wittler 0-1-0-43 Drew Grone 0-0-2-2, Logan Sickels 1-0-0-2, Austin Kehres 1-3-0-11, Alex Berelsman 0-0-0-0. Totals 9-6-5/9-41. OTTOVILLE (57) Colin Bendele 2-0-0-4, Tyler Roby 3-1-5-14, Austin Honigford 1-1-3-8, Brandt Landin 0-0-2-2, Matt Turnwald 0-0-0-0, Luke Schimmoeller 8-0-218, Kyle Bendele 6-0-1-13, Dustin Trenkamp 0-0-0-0. Totals 20-2-13/1857. Score by Quarters: Ft. Jennings 8 7 13 13 - 41 Ottoville 18 11 11 17 - 57 Three-point goals: Fort Jennings, Kehres 3, Von Sossan 2, Wittler; Ottoville, Roby, Honigford. JV Score: 40-34 (Fort Jennings). Defiance edges Elida in WBL boys DEFIANCE Defiances boys basketball team edged Elida 63-62 Friday in opening Western Buckeye League

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action Friday at Defiance. Pacing the victorious Bulldogs (3-0) were Katwan Singleton with 23, Trey Guillium with 17 (5 bombs) and 15 from Emilio Pearson. They outscored the visitors 43-35 the second half. Guiding the visiting Dawgs (2-2, 0-1) were Dakota Mathias with 31 (7 treys) and Austin Allemeier with 11 (3 bombs). Elida is slated to visit Toledo Woodward tonight. ELIDA (62) 2-pt. 3-pt. FT Pts. Max Stambaugh 1-0-0-2, Marquavious Wilson 3-1-0-9, Austin Allemeier 1-3-011, Louis Gray 3-0-3-9, Dakota Mathias 2-7-4-31. Totals 10-11-7/9-62. DEFIANCE (63) 2-pt. 3-pt. FT Pts. See ROUNDUP, page 7

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St. Johns boys varsity hardwood 2013-14

The 2013-14 St. Johns boys varsity hardwood team has, top row, left to right, assistant coaches Nate Stant and Brian Clark, Jake Csukker, Tyler Conley, head coach Aaron Elwer, Ryan Koester Aaron Hellman and assistant coaches Andy Knueve and Sean OConnor; and bottom, Ben Wrasman, Nick Bockey, Alex Odenweller, Eric Clark, Evan Hays, Austin Heiing and Andy Grothouse. (Delphos Herald/Charlie Ashby)

St. Johns wrestling 2013-14

The St. Johns wrestlign team for 2013-14 has, front, left to right, statistician Maddie Buettner, Evyn Pohlman, Christian Lucius, Avery Martin, Evan Mohler and statistician Alecia Buettner; row 2, statistician Cheyenne Bonifas, Austin Martin, Brett Vonderwell, Justin Siefker, Jorden Boone, Patrick Stevenson and statistician Kylie Fritz; and row 3, assistant coaches Keith Buettner and Logan Heiing, Andrew Shawhan, Alex Haunhorst, Austin Schulte, Wes Buettner, Page Perrine, Nate Schroeder and head coach Derek Sterling. (Delphos Herald/Charlie Ashby)

Ohio Prep Basketball Scores

Associated Press Boys Basketball Akr. Coventry 60, Mantua Crestwood 52 Akr. Ellet 77, Barberton 37 Akr. Hoban 47, Cuyahoga Falls Walsh Jesuit 45 Akr. Manchester 48, Navarre Fairless 47 Akr. North 53, Akr. Kenmore 39 Alliance 58, Alliance Marlington 45 Apple Creek Waynedale 56, Smithville 53, OT Arlington 54, Pandora-Gilboa 39 Ashville Teays Valley 52, Bloom-Carroll 45 Athens 73, Wellston 58 Austintown Fitch 73, Niles McKinley 66 Batavia Clermont NE 60, Blanchester 52 Beaver Eastern 49, Portsmouth Clay 43 Beavercreek 62, Clayton Northmont 43 Bellbrook 59, Eaton 58 Bellville Clear Fork 70, Mansfield Madison 57 Belpre 58, Reedsville Eastern 41 Berea-Midpark 67, Amherst Steele 49 Beverly Ft. Frye 75, Sarahsville Shenandoah 17 Brecksville-Broadview Hts. 78, N. Olmsted 44 Bristol 64, Warren Lordstown 55 Brookfield 64, Youngs. Christian 55 Brooklyn 50, Wellington 49, OT Brookville 56, Monroe 47 Bucyrus 59, Mt. Blanchard Riverdale 55, OT Cadiz Harrison Cent. 44, Wintersville Indian Creek 41 Campbell Memorial 51, Newton Falls 46 Can. Glenoak 53, Youngs. Boardman 48 Can. McKinley 82, Massillon Jackson 77 Can. South 52, Minerva 38 Canal Winchester Harvest Prep 64, Grove City Christian 46 Carlisle 63, Middletown Madison Senior 42 Carrollton 56, Beloit W. Branch 49 Casstown Miami E. 58, New Paris National Trail 40 Centerville 54, Kettering Fairmont 44 Chillicothe 57, Hillsboro 54 Chillicothe Unioto 56, Chillicothe Huntington 48 Chillicothe Zane Trace 69, Bainbridge Paint Valley 48 Cin. Clark Montessori 54, Cin. Country Day 37 Cin. Elder 63, Cin. Winton Woods 40 Cin. Gamble Montessori 54, Cin. Hillcrest 50 Cin. Glen Este 47, Cin. Anderson 38 Cin. La Salle 45, Cin. Turpin 42 Cin. McNicholas 51, Day. Carroll 44 Cin. Moeller 68, Cin. Taft 54 Cin. N. College Hill 79, Hamilton New Miami 40 Cin. Seven Hills 65, Cin. Christian 51 Cin. Shroder 64, Cin. Woodward 62 Circleville Logan Elm 65, Circleville 51 Cle. Benedictine 79, Parma Padua 68 Cle. Cent. Cath. 63, Warren JFK 50 Cle. VASJ 79, Parma Hts. Holy Name 50 Collins Western Reserve 62, Monroeville 46 Cols. Africentric 66, Cols. Independence 58 Cols. Bexley 65, Gahanna Cols. Academy 51 Cols. Briggs 44, Cols. South 42 Cols. East 39, Cols. Mifflin 38 Cols. Eastmoor 85, Cols. Marion-Franklin 57 Cols. Northland 82, Cols. Linden McKinley 44 Cols. Ready 42, Cols. St. Charles 19 Cols. Walnut Ridge 76, Cols. West 50 Cols. Whetstone 51, Cols. International 45 Columbia Station Columbia 67, Sheffield Brookside 49 Columbiana 39, Columbiana Crestview 36 Columbus Grove 60, Delphos Jefferson 45 Continental 45, Sherwood Fairview 33 Convoy Crestview 66, Ada 43 Cortland Maplewood 78, Windham 45 Crown City S. Gallia 57, Stewart Federal Hocking 44 Cuyahoga Falls 68, Twinsburg 60 Cuyahoga Falls CVCA 64, Gnadenhutten Indian Valley 50 Dalton 66, Jeromesville Hillsdale 31 Day. Chaminade Julienne 65, Cin. Purcell Marian 45 Day. Christian 75, Day. Miami Valley 49 Day. Thurgood Marshall 73, Day. Belmont 29 Defiance 63, Elida 62 Defiance Ayersville 69, Hamler Patrick Henry 48 Delaware Hayes 53, Sunbury Big Walnut 44 Dover 55, Marietta 31 Dublin Coffman 83, Marysville 74 Dublin Jerome 65, Hilliard Darby 53 Elyria 81, Parma Hts. Valley Forge 40 Euclid 60, Warren Harding 53 Fairborn 57, Springboro 54 Fairfield 50, Cin. Princeton 48 Fayetteville-Perry 61, Mowrystown Whiteoak 38 Findlay 50, Tol. St. Francis 46 Findlay Liberty-Benton 78, Dola Hardin Northern 25 Franklin 71, Germantown Valley View 47 Franklin Middletown Christian 46, Spring. Emmanuel Christian 32 Gahanna Christian 53, Tree of Life 41 Garfield Hts. Trinity 68, Louisville Aquinas 63 Garrettsville Garfield 50, Rootstown 49 Goshen 35, Bethel-Tate 32 Grafton Midview 59, Rocky River 43 Granville 51, Utica 31 Greenfield McClain 50, Lees Creek E. Clinton 40 Greenwich S. Cent. 50, Norwalk St. Paul 45 Grove City 96, Groveport-Madison 66 Hamilton Badin 65, Kettering Alter 64 Hanoverton United 65, E. Palestine 62 Harrison 51, Oxford Talawanda 44 Heath 64, Pataskala Licking Hts. 56 Hilliard Bradley 53, Westerville S. 36 Hilliard Davidson 50, Grove City Cent. Crossing 43 Hubbard 62, Struthers 48 Hudson WRA 58, Gates Mills Hawken 55 Jackson Center 48, Botkins 35 Jamestown Greeneview 50, N. Lewisburg Triad 44 Johnstown-Monroe 66, Pataskala Watkins Memorial 43 Kent Roosevelt 57, Akr. Springfield 35 Lakewood 53, N. Ridgeville 51 Lakewood St. Edward 72, Akr. SVSM 59 Lancaster Fairfield Union 57, Cols. Hamilton Twp. 26 Lancaster Fisher Cath. 63, Millersport 33 Latham Western 76, Portsmouth Sciotoville 63 Lebanon 69, W. Carrollton 66 Leesburg Fairfield 69, W. Union 59 Leetonia 68, Berlin Center Western Reserve 63 Lewis Center Olentangy 59, Lewis Center Olentangy Orange 48 Lewisburg Tri-County N. 40, Covington 39 Liberty Twp. Lakota E. 63, Cin. Sycamore 57 Lima Bath 63, Celina 54 Lima Sr. 71, Fremont Ross 44 Lisbon David Anderson 57, Salineville Southern 36 Logan 65, Jackson 34 London 62, Cols. Grandview Hts. 59 Lorain 61, E. Cle. Shaw 44 Lorain Clearview 70, Sullivan Black River 38 Louisville 61, Salem 49 Loveland 53, Kings Mills Kings 50 Lucasville Valley 67, Wheelersburg 60 Lyndhurst Brush 57, Solon 49 Mansfield Christian 92, Lucas 33 Mansfield Sr. 56, Ashland 41 Mansfield St. Peters 61, Loudonville 52 Massillon Washington 64, Detroit East English, Mich. 56 McArthur Vinton County 80, Nelsonville-York 63 McComb 44, Vanlue 26 McDonald 87, Lowellville 76 McGuffey Upper Scioto Valley 62, Lima Temple Christian 40 Mechanicsburg 63, Cedarville 47 Medina Buckeye 74, Fairview 38 Medina Highland 53, Tallmadge 45 Miamisburg 56, Xenia 55 Middletown 67, Cin. Colerain 60 Millersburg W. Holmes 53, Lexington 50, OT Milton-Union 59, Camden Preble Shawnee 40 Minford 80, S. Webster 36 N. Can. Hoover 67, Massillon Perry 54 N. Robinson Col. Crawford 57, Galion 48 N. Royalton 58, Parma Normandy 47 New Albany 57, Cols. Franklin Hts. 50 New Bremen 48, Rockford Parkway 39 New Carlisle Tecumseh 52, Tipp City Tippecanoe 48 New Middletown Spring. 46, Canfield S. Range 37 New Richmond 58, Batavia Amelia 48 New Washington Buckeye Cent. 65, Bucyrus Wynford 49 Newark 55, Gahanna Lincoln 50 Newark Cath. 65, Newark Licking Valley 64 Norwalk 67, Marion Harding 48 Oak Hill 62, McDermott Scioto NW 50 Oregon Stritch 70, Northwood 22 Orrville 49, Wooster 48 Ottawa-Glandorf 60, Van Wert 40 Ottoville 59, Ft. Jennings 41 Peebles 74, Seaman N. Adams 39 Pickerington N. 53, Lancaster 36 Piketon 66, Frankfort Adena 59 Piqua 44, Vandalia Butler 39 Pitsburg Franklin-Monroe 69, Newton Local 26 Plymouth 60, Ashland Mapleton 41 Point Pleasant, W.Va. 64, Gallipolis Gallia 39 Pomeroy Meigs 57, Albany Alexander 47 Portsmouth Notre Dame 53, New Boston Glenwood 17 Portsmouth W. 50, Waverly 46 Powell Olentangy Liberty 34, Cols. Upper Arlington 31 Ravenna SE 47, Atwater Waterloo 33 Rocky River Lutheran W. 60, Oberlin Firelands 47 Sardinia Eastern Brown 59, Lynchburg-Clay 54 Sebring McKinley 63, N. Jackson Jackson-Milton 48 Southeastern 70, Williamsport Westfall 53 Spencerville 53, Paulding 52 Spring. Cath. Cent. 44, S. Charleston SE 35 Spring. Shawnee 36, Riverside Stebbins 31 Springfield 65, Huber Hts. Wayne 62 St. Bernard Roger Bacon 74, Middletown Fenwick 61 St. Henry 51, Minster 41


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They win a lot of games here for a reason, Van Wert coach Mark Bagley said. We couldnt make shots tonight. Last Friday, we made shots and it showed. Tonight we couldnt make shots. Smelser and Holliday have to score for us and tonight they didnt score much. And when those two dont score we struggle to find offense. Tonight I was disappointed fundamentally with some things that happened defensively. Thats part of a young team that is growing. Smelser had just three points for the Cougars, while Holliday had five points, all at the line. Bidlack had a big night for the Cougars with 17 points, which included three three-point goals. Nick Keber added eight points. Early on Van Wert was able to stay with the Titans as they had a 17-16 lead after one quarter and were up 23-22 midway through the second quarter when the Cougars suffered a dryspell on offense that lasted until the 4:34 mark of the third quarter. Bidlack had seven first-quarter points for the


Cougars that included a three-pointer, while Keber and Nathan Stoller dropped in 3-pointers to help Van Wert overcome an early 7-2 deficit. Kuhlman had six first-quarter points for O-G, while Bramlage and Schroeder both had five points. Two free throws by Holliday gave the Cougars a 23-22 lead before the Titans closed the half with a 10-0 run as Kuhlman had five points, Bramlage a 3-point play and Schroeder had a layup off a Van Wert turnover. Kuhlman led the Titans with 17 points, while Bramlage had 14 points and 15 rebounds. Zender had eight points and nine rebounds in the win. The Titans had a 31-15 rebounding edge which also hampered the Cougars as they were not able to grab defensive rebounds and run as much as they wanted. We had to play a really good game to win tonight. At times we competed really well and we did a lot of good things, but it wasnt sustained. We didnt finish possessions. We didnt finish quarters well and against a team like that you cant do that. I think we got tired and we tried to sub a lot, but in this kind of atmosphere in the WBL, its different

and some of our guys were experiencing that for the first time, Bagley concluded. Van Wert is back in action tonight as they visit Delphos St. Johns. Ottawa-Glandorf is on the road as they face Lima Central Catholic. *** Van Wert 12-37 8-12 40: Henry 1-0-2; Smelser 1-1-3; Stoller 2-0-5; Keber 3-0-8; Bidlack 6-2-17; Holliday 0-5-5; Myers 0-0-0. Ottawa-Glandorf 25-47 6-8 60: A. Schroeder 6-013; Schnipke 1-2-4; Wischmeyer 0-0-0; TrampeKindt 2-0-4; Kuhlman 7-0-17; Recker 0-0-0; Zender 4-0-8; Bramlage 5-2-14. Score by Quarters: Van Wert 17 6 11 6 - 40 Ott.-Glan. 16 16 7 21 - 60 Three-point goals: Van Wert 6-17 (Bidlack 3, Keber 2, Stoller 1); Ottawa-Glandorf 4-11 (Bramlage 2, Kuhlman 1, A. Schroeder 1). Rebounds: Van Wert 15; Ottawa-Glandorf 31 (Bramlage 15, Zender 9). Turnovers: Van Wert 10, Ottawa-Glandorf 12. Junior Varsity: Ottawa-Glandorf 56-47.


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Trey Giullium 1-5-0-17, Will Batt 1-2-0-8, Katwan Singleton 7-1-6-23, Emilio Pearson 6-0-3-15. Totals 15-8-9/14-63. Score by Quarters Elida 12 16 18 17 - 62 Defiance 9 11 22 21 63 JV score: 42-38 (Elida). Bearcats edge Panthers SPENCERVILLE Spencerville opened the Northwest Conference boys hardwood race Friday night with a 53-52 nailbiter over Paulding at the Walk-In Closet. The Bearcats visit Ottoville tonight.

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Grove ended up 20-of-43 fielders (1-of-11 downtown) for 46.4 percent; seized 33 rebounds (7 offensive); and totaled 13 errors and 10 fouls. We got good shots the first half, we were ice cold. Fortunately for us, so was Jefferson, Stechschulte added. We just were focused on getting better shots the second half. We had good ones before but maybe not ones well shoot a high percentage on. In junior varsity action, Grove belted the Wildcats 46-22. For the Bulldogs, Tanner Neu downed 12 and Bryce Sharrits 11.

Sophomore Josh teman downed eight for the Wildcats (4-1, 0-1). Both teams return to the court tonight at home (weather permitting): Jefferson entertaining Kalida and Grove bringing in Arlington. VARSITY JEFFERSON (45) Jace Stockwell 0-0-0, Austin Jettinghoff 4-312, Ross Thompson 3-2-8, Trey Smith 3-2-10, Tyler Mox 2-0-4, Nick Fitch 4-0-8, Tyler Rice 0-0-0. Totals 16-10/14-45. COLUMBUS GROVE (60) Will Vorhees 6-3-15, Riley Brubaker 2-4-9, Jace Darbyshire 4-6-14, Joey Warnecke 1-4-6, David Bogart 0-0-0, Elisha Jones 1-0-2, Noah

Kohls 1-0-2, Gabe Stechschulte 2-0-4, Logan Diller 2-2-6, Tanner Neu 0-0-0, Baily Clement 1-0-2. Totals 20-19/23-60. Score by Quarters: Jefferson 3 6 17 19 - 45 Col. Grove 12 10 13 25 - 60 Three-point goals: Jefferson, Smith 2, Jettinghoff; Columbus Grove, Brubaker. JUNIOR VARSITY JEFFERSON (22) Josh Teman 3-2-8, Cole Arroyo 1-24, Alex Neubert 0-0-0, Ryan Wittler 0-0-0, Ryan Goergens 0-0-0, Kyle Wreede 1-0-2, Brandon Herron 0-0-0, Christian Stemen 0-0-

0, Grant Wallace 2-2-6, Austin Blanton 0-0-0, Nick Long 0-0-0, Drake Schmitt 0-2-2. Totals 7-8/16-22. COLUMBUS GROVE (46) Tanner Neu 4-2-12, Marshall Downing 1-02, Corey Schroeder 3-0-7, Colton Grothaus 1-0-2, Bryce Sharrits 5-1-11, Baily lement 0-1-1, Xavier Aguire 0-1-1, Rece Roney 2-04, Caiden Grothaus 1-0-3. Totals 18-6/10-46. Score by Quarters: Jefferson 0 10 5 7 - 22 Col. Grove 12 10 17 7 - 46 Three-point goals: Jefferson, none; Columbus Grove, Neu 2, Schroeder, Ca. Grothaus.

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with the people affected by them. A change is in order, and your inclination to procrastinate must not stop you from making a decision. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- A joint financial deal could have underlying problems. Dont take a risk when you can do better acting independently. Conservative steps will keep you out of trouble. MONDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2013 This is the year to fight for whats yours. Past limitations have lifted, and its high time that you got your house in order. Learn from experience and avoid situations that seem too risky. Use your instincts and follow your intuition. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- You may get an opportunity to meet people who can help you reach your career goals. Youll need to mount a massive charm offensive if you want to bolster your reputation. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -Your moodiness and changing attitudes may alienate you from friends and family. Be careful what you say. Try to avoid being controversial, and make amends quickly before a situation spins out of control. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- Avoid getting caught up in details. Maintaining a general overview of a situation should do for now. Your time is better spent reading or meeting up with friends and colleagues who provide mental stimulation. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -Traveling or group activities will foster new partnerships. Avoid investing in moneymaking schemes. Be sure to consult with a financial adviser before you open your wallet. ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Seek a promotion or a more lucrative position at work. Be wary of competition -- peers may try to make you look bad. If you take special care to avoid being criticized, affairs will work out well. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -Now is not the time to worry about your personal life. Focus on your professional goals, and youll be amazed by what you can accomplish. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- If you get out and meet like-minded people, you could expand your network of friends. It is also a very good time to consider expanding your family or circle of loved ones. CANCER (June 21-July 22) -Opportunities for partnerships abound among the right people. Now is the time to make a difference through involvement in humanitarian ventures. Take a measured, rational approach when dealing with children. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Your work rather than home life is where you will shine most right now, so focus your energy there. But dont neglect your domestic responsibilities entirely -- try to maintain a balance. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Plan to travel, whether for business or pleasure. Self-improvement efforts will make you feel good and boost your aesthetic appeal. Make decisions while free from outside influence. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -- Pay attention to nutrition, as unwanted weight gain is likely at this time. Maintain a healthy and active routine. You can take control if you pay attention and are willing to work at it. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -Close friends and relatives may steer you in the wrong direction regarding a sensitive situation. Keep in mind that it is you who must endure the consequences of your actions. DISTRIBUTED BY UNIVERSAL UCLICK FOR UFS


SUNDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2013 You must take responsibility for your actions and make some long overdue changes in the coming months. It wouldnt hurt to try new things and visit new places. You need to assert control over your circumstances and learn how to transform negative situations. If you do, youll like the results. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- Make a point to visit destinations that promise excitement and adventure. Trips or projects that youve been considering should be further explored. The winds are shifting in your favor, so let out your sails. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -Completing projects in a timely manner will be key to your peace of mind today. Avoid anyone holding you back. Dont invite change if you dont want it. Have patience with others, but dont let them slow you down. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- Youll need to keep a close watch over your wallet today. Spend less and get more by taking the time to look for bargains. Your goals can be met if you use your head. A change will do you good. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -Youll face opposition and argumentative individuals who will try to manipulate your emotions. Take care of personal and financial paperwork that needs to be dealt with before the year comes to a close. ARIES (March 21-April 19) -Dont slack off when action is the order of the day. Physical activity will motivate you to get cracking when it comes to your professional affairs as well. Stick to a set budget. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Its a good day to update your look or expand your interests. Get involved in something that will give you more personal, spiritual or professional options. End your day in a romantic way. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Try to address a troublesome situation before you take action. Once you find a solution, you will have no trouble following through. Use your head and the lessons of past experience. CANCER (June 21-July 22) -Dont question someone in a position of authority. Listen carefully and assess the situation before making a decision that could prove costly. Dont be afraid of ideas that some think unusual -- get the facts and trust your gut. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Welcome any change or challenge that comes your way. You are up for any competition you face, and Lady Luck is in your corner. A friendly get-together will help you make an important decision. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Dont let emotional issues spin out of control. Be careful what you say, or you may have regrets. Stick to your plans, but dont push your agenda on others. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -- You should closely examine some personal problems and discuss your concerns





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Kansas airport worker arrested in car bomb plot

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) A Kansas man who prosecutors say sympathized with violent terrorists was arrested Friday as part of an FBI sting after he drove a vehicle loaded with what he thought were explosives to a Wichita airport. Investigators allege that Terry Lee Loewen planned to attack Wichitas Mid-Continent Regional airport in a plot aimed at supporting al-Qaida. Loewen, a 58-year-old avionics technician who worked at the airport for Hawker Beechcraft, was arrested before dawn as he tried to drive onto the tarmac. The materials in the car were inert, and no one at the airport was in any immediate danger, authorities said. Loewen, who lives in Wichita, had been under investigation for about six months after making online statements about wanting to commit violent jihad against the United States, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said. An undercover FBI agent befriended Loewen, striking up conversations about terrorism and Loewens admiration for those who plotted against American interests. Authorities said Loewen spent months studying the layout of the airport, its flight patterns and other details to maximize fatalities and damage in an attack. During that time, he developed a plan with other conspirators to use his employee access card to pull off the attack. The conspirators were actually undercover FBI agents. Loewen planned to die in the explosion, a fate that he said was inevitable in his quest to become a martyr in a jihad against America, according to court documents. Since early summer, he was resolved to take an act of violent jihad against U.S., Grissom said. Authorities said they believe Loewen acted alone. No other arrests were expected. Loewen made an initial court appearance Friday afternoon, answering yes in a strong voice to procedural questions. A U.S. magistrate ordered that he remain jailed at least until a hearing next Friday after prosecutors said he was a flight risk and a danger to the community.

Gunman, 18, wounds classmate in Colorado school

IVAN MORENO Associated Press CENTENNIAL, Colo. A teenager who may have had a grudge against a teacher opened fire Friday with a shotgun at a suburban Denver high school, wounding a fellow student before killing himself. Quick-thinking students alerted the targeted teacher, who quickly left the building. The scene unfolded on the eve of the Newtown massacre anniversary, a somber reminder of the ever-present potential for violence in the nations schools. The wounded student, a 15-year-old girl, underwent surgery and was in critical condition. Authorities originally said a second student was wounded, but Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson said Friday night that the other girl taken to a hospital was covered in blood from the other student, but wasnt injured. Robinson identified the shooter as Karl Halverson Pierson, 18. The sheriff did not elaborate on any possible motive except to say Pierson had had a confrontation or disagreement with the teacher. Pierson made no attempt to hide his weapon after entering the school from a parking lot and asking for the teacher by name, Robinson said. When the teacher learned that he was being targeted, he left in an effort to try to encourage the shooter to also leave the school, the sheriff said. That was a very wise tactical decision. Jessica Girard was in math class when she heard three shots. Then there was a bunch of yelling, and then I think one of the people who had been shot was yelling in the hallway Make it stop, she said. Two suspected Molotov cocktails were also found inside the school, the sheriff said. One detonated, though no one was injured. The school was swiftly locked down. Within

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20 minutes of the first report of a gunman, officers found Piersons body inside the school, Robinson said. Several other Denver-area school districts went into lockdown as reports of the shooting spread. Police as far away as Fort Collins, about a two-hour drive north, stepped up school security. Arapahoe High students were seen walking toward the schools running track with their hands in the air, and television footage showed students being patted down. Robinson said deputies wanted to make sure there were no other conspirators. Authorities later concluded that Pierson had acted alone. Nearby neighborhoods were jammed with cars as parents sought out their children. Some parents stood in long lines at a church. One young girl who was barefoot embraced her parents, and the family began to cry. The shooting came a day before the anniversary of the Newtown, Conn., attack in which a gunman killed 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Arapahoe High stands just 8 miles east of Columbine High School in Littleton, where two teenage shooters killed 12 classmates and a teacher before killing themselves in 1999. The practice of sending law enforcement directly into an active shooting, as was done Friday, was a tactic that developed in response to the Columbine shooting. Since Columbine, Colorado has endured other mass shootings, including the killing of 12 people in a movie theater in nearby Aurora in 2012. But it was not until after the Newtown massacre that state lawmakers moved to enact stricter gun control laws. Two Democratic lawmakers were recalled from office earlier this year for backing the laws, and a third recently resigned to avoid a recall election.

Prospects for budget legislation solid in Senate Jobs

WASHINGTON (AP) One day after winning lopsided House approval, bipartisan legislation to ease across-the-board spending cuts and reduce economy-rattling budget brinkmanship appears likely to command the 60 votes necessary to clear the Senate, officials in both parties said Friday. Yet unlike in the House, significantly more Senate Republicans are expected to oppose the legislation than vote for it, highlighting the different political forces at work at opposite ends of the Capitol. Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., announced a test vote for Tuesday on the measure, which cleared the House on an overwhelming bipartisan vote of 332-94. The Veterans of Foreign Wars joined the ranks of the bills opponents during the day, citing a provision to reduce cost of living increases for military retirees until they reach age 62. The result could mean a cumulative loss in retirement income of $80,000 for a sergeant first class who retires at age 40, the group said. Although Iraq is over and the war in Afghanistan is winding down, we cant allow Congress to dismantle the programs they created over the past 12 years, said William A. Thien, the VFWs national commander. A short while later, Republican Sens. Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire, Roger Wicker of Mississippi and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina said they would oppose the measure unless the provision were changed. They said a 42-year-old sergeant first class retiring after 20 years would lose about $72,000 in income. Overall, the legislation erases a total of $63 billion in across-the-board cuts in the next two budget years, and specifies $85 billion in savings over a decade, including the one relating to military retirement. The result is a net $23 billion cut in deficits through 2023, although critics argue the spending increases will happen first, and many of the savings years later, if at all.

SAN ANTONIO (AP) A novel way to speed the testing of cancer drugs and quickly separate winners from duds has yielded its first big result: an experimental medicine that shows promise against a hard-to-treat form of breast cancer. The method involves studying drugs in small groups of people and using advanced statistical techniques to analyze the results as they come in, instead of waiting for all the data to arrive. Whether the drug, veliparib, ever makes it to market remains to be seen, but it has shown enough potential to advance to finalphase testing aimed at Food and Drug Administration approval. Bringing a new cancer drug to market usually takes more than a decade and tests in thousands of patients, and costs more than $1 billion. Companies cant afford many studies like that, and patients cant wait years for potentially life-saving new medicines, said Don Berry, a biostatistician at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. He helped design the novel analytical method discussed Friday at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, an international conference. Researchers testing a drug usually dont see results until theyre all in, to prevent biasing the study. But several years ago, an unusual partnership decided to try a new way. It involves the National Cancer Institute, the FDA, drug companies, dozens of cancer research centers and charitable foundations. The study, called I-SPY 2, puts small groups of women on experimental drugs or combinations, then gives them surgery to see what effect the medicines had. The best result is a complete response, where no signs of cancer remain. Each patients results are analyzed as they come in, and advanced statistical methods are used to calculate probabilities that the drug would help in various situations, depending on which women had a complete response. This allows us to learn and adapt from each patient as the study goes on, and results on early participants guide treatment that later ones get, said Dr. Hope Rugo of the University of California, San Francisco. When enough evidence indicates a high probability of success, the drug graduates to final-phase testing. On Friday, Rugo gave results on veliparib, the first of seven drugs being tested. It is made by AbbVie Inc., a North Chicago, Ill., company recently spun off from Abbott Laboratories. It is in a new class of experimental medicines called PARP inhibitors, which target an enzyme cancer relies on to grow.

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Unverferth was granted a 10-year, 90-percent tax abatement by Delphos City Schools in late November for expansion project. Van Wert County Economic Development Director Cindy Leis said she is pleased to see business retention and expansion in the county and expects additional economic improvements throughout the county in 2014.


U n v e r f e r t h Manufacturing has been serving American farm operations since 1948 with tillage equipment, pull-type sprayers, hay, seed and grain handling equipment, and agricultural dual and specialty wheels. The company is based in Kalida, with additional plants located in Shell Rock, Iowa, and Delphos, Ohio. The Delphos expansion is designed to streamline production and meet customer demand.


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My dear husband, Hups, used to take our three daughters to town on Christmas Eve day and drop them off at the Western The dawn brought us back to that tree, and it was as beautiful Auto Store, saying go get your mom something. One year, as it ever could be. they went to the Betty Jane and picked out a nice sweater with Relatives came to share the day and in the glow of that great slacks to match. Back in 1955, after our third child had arrived, tree we did play, Hups did his own shopping at the Western Auto and bought me I was shocked when I grew tall, that old tree had grown so a clothes dryer. Oh! What joy filled my heart! A dryer was really small, a treasure back then. My mom had one but not every housewife Its limbs were few, weak and thin, bent and scarred but how was so lucky. big it HAD been. When I was a teenager, two of my favorite gifts were a My friend, Sharon, recalled how she and her mother would music powder box and for another year, I received a Kodak get up and go to the 5 oclock Mass on Christmas morning, then Brownie box camera that used a 620 film. It took very good go home to help open the gifts, thinking the rest of the fam- pictures and launched me on the road to photography. Now ily would still be asleep. Much to their surprise, little brother I have organized boxes of pictures by the hundreds. Some Rick was up and had unwrapped ALL the presents. Oh! Oh! are in albums but at that time we thought the photo albums Oh! Sharon had hid one game, Fifty-two games in one box, with the sticky pages were all the rage but it was not a good behind the couch so that was the only one she got to open. idea because the acid in the pages faded the colored pictures I also recall the Christmas Eve, in the late 1960s, when our after a time. The pictures were better off in shoe boxes. When parents home was robbed as they slept with the bedroom door I go into hibernation this winter, I can enjoy putting them in (Continued from page 1) missioners were not even in closed. My youngest brother was at a party and my little sister scrapbooks. office when the mistake was (now 62) was sleeping over at our house when it happened. The It looks like today will be a good time to start. Snow! The project itself was made. Lichtensteiger took thieves took Mom and Dads new color TV, which was only two Snow! Snow! Just keep the electric power on. necessary to appease the office in 2011; Stan Owens weeks old. They stole a few other gifts, too. Merry Christmas and God bless you all. Environmental Protection and Todd Wolfrum began Agency who had targeted the their terms in 2013. The relief among the three area as having an insufficient sewage system. The area was commissioners was evident. (Continued from page 3) me and remind me of all the hundreds of as a bookmark. tied into the city system as Lichtensteiger said that there people that Janie and I have been priviThe first one is placed in my Bible a much more cost-effective were times when he wonAbout 4 a.m. the next morning, I leged to share our lives with during our on the page where Luke chapter 2 tells option than forcing each hom- dered if an answer would woke up and the first thing I thought lifetime as well as the past 23 years in about the birth of Jesus. The second eowner to install a new septic be found but he, Owens and of was those three one dollar bills that the ministry. He reminded me that while dollar bookmarks Matthew 27 and 28 system. Wolfrum continued to make were rolled up with a ribbon tied around there are some bad days and difficult where the story of Jesus dying on the The $365,000 finding their case to Columbus and to each of them. I thought of you and how days, there are also many joyous and cross for our sins, His resurrection from against the county had been Washington. In the end, the you were searching in your pockets for wonderful ones! He reminded me that the dead and His giving us The Great hovering over the commis- three different entities which your offering and how eager and excited just because some people dont receive Commission is told. sioners heads, threatening cover the county from any you were to give it to the Lord. I dont the love that we want to give them, we The third dollar bookmarks John to disrupt the 2014 budget. employee negligence will know if I can explain this to you the way need to keep on loving them just like He 3:16-17: For God so loved the world Earlier this fall, the commis- pay. I want to but God began to speak to me loves us and never gives up on us. that He gave His one and only son, that sioners had to sign a repayThe county must first pay about your $3 offering. As I lay there with tears in my eyes whoever believes in Him shall not per- ment agreement for the its obligation to Development He reminded me that while a pastor and thinking of how blessed I am to ish but have eternal life. For God did not money, making small pay- Service Agency in Columbus and his family are meant to be a gift know people like you, Zack, I began to send His Son into the world to condemn ments this fall and winter with and then our insurer will issue from God to the church, the individuals get an idea. I wanted to remember your the world, but to save the world through a $300,000-plus payment due a check to us, Lichtensteiger and families that are part of the church $3 offering and how special it was to Him. explained. The countys sole in June 2014. are Gods gift to the pastor. Its like God God and is to me. Im not sure if God I placed a copy of the picture of you Ironically, the current com- obligation is a $500 deductible. increases the size of a pastors heart so gave me the idea but I hope you are okay (just like the one enclosed in this letter) he has more room to love the people with what I have done. I couldnt sleep, as a bookmark of Mark 1:17 Come, that God calls us to minister to. Thats a so I went to the basement and began to follow Me, Jesus said, and I will make wonderful thing but when people leave look at (on CDs) some of the hundreds you fishers of men. That is the scripture the church (no matter what the reason of pictures Ive taken of church events I used as my chosen verse on the night is) its like they take a part of your heart and special days over the years. The first that I was ordained as a pastor in the CD I put in the computer to look at was Assemblies of God. with them. Answers to Fridays questions: Ive carefully taped inside my Bible Sometimes, we as pastors, who want labeled Pet Sunday 2011. The first Martin Luther King Jr. was arrested and jailed for drive to be liked, respected and successful picture that came on the monitor was each of the dollar bills (with the ribbon 30 mph in a 25 mph zone in January 1956 while he was in ministry, can get frustrated and dis- one of you! (Ive enclosed a copy of that still tied around them) and your picture leading the Montgomery, Alabama, boycott. The offense appointed because there are so many picture). I felt like God was confirming in the places Ive just referenced so they usually resulted in a citation rather than arrest. hurting people and we want so much to what He wanted me to do with your $3 wont fall out and be lost. Every time I Hollywood heartthrob George Clooney provided the look at my Bible, I will see the green help them and to be like Jesus to them, offering. voice of Sparky, Stans gay dog, in the animated TV comLater that morning, I put $3 in an ribbons. Ill open the Bible to each of the but we cant make everyone happy no edy South Park. matter how hard we try. Your mommy offering envelope, wrote your name on special bookmarks (including the picTodays questions: and daddy, as well as your Grandpa and the envelope, gave it to our church ture of you) and Ill remember a special What World War II Allied offense was given the whimGrandma Hanes (perhaps others in your treasurer and explained to her why I Sunday morning in December when a sical code name Chattanooga Choo Choo? family), have served in ministry in local wanted to replace your $3 with mine. I little boy named Zack Brown gave God What is a young frog called when it grows out of its churches and they understand what Im have a lot of Bibles but I have one that I and me a very special $3 Christmas gift! tadpole stage but has not yet reached adulthood? Love, Blessings and Prayer, trying to say. use the most. It is called a PASTORS Answers in Mondays Herald. Pastor Dan Anyway God continued to speak to BIBLE. I am using each of the dollars

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Meanwhile, over in the Christmas Shop, among all the wreaths and holiday decor, President of the Board Carol Cunningham was busy pricing Christmas merchandise. She said they have Christmas and New Years sparkly attire, including dresses, slacks, ladies suits, blouses, sweaters. We have lots of stuff, Cunningham said amusingly. Were so loaded, weve almost exploded! Delphos resident Nancy Surles said she came into the annex to look around, budget shop and search for snowman collectibles. My whole kitchen is snowmen and the holiday shirts they have here are great, Surles said excitedly. Workers in the Christmas Shop, Darla Rahrig and Marge Kaverman, said business had been very steady all evening. Theres been a steady stream of happy shoppers looking for and finding bargains, Rahrig said with a smile. Even though its been cold, the patrons have been really jolly, Kaverman grinned.