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Decorating contest
winners named

The Schulte house, 12453 South Clay Road, was chosen as Peoples Choice winner in the third annual
Betty Honigford Make Christmas Bright Decorating Contest. (DHI Media/Nancy Spencer)
INFORMATION SUBMITTED
DELPHOS The results of the
third annual Betty Honigford Make
Christmas Bright Decorating Contest
have been announced. The family of Betty Honigford did not vote for
Peoples Choice or act as judges in any
category. Judges are varied from year to
year to guarantee fairness.
Peoples Choice Award was a very
close race this year. Three participants
were neck and neck and every participant

received a number of votes. The house


receiving the most votes was the Schulte
house, 12453 South Clay Road. The lane
leading to the house was marked with
a sign and lighted with bows and white
lights. The house has lights on the garage
and around a large tree trunk in the front
yard. It is worth the drive down the lane to
see the happily-decorated house.
First place went to the Gable house,
508 W. Second St. The judges liked the
simple elegance of the Gables decorations and its understated beauty. The

First place went to the Gable house, 508 W. Second St. The judges
liked the simple elegance of the Gables decorations and its understated beauty.

judges felt the decorations were befitting the architecture of the house and
had to look closely around all sides of
the house to make certain not to miss
any of the decorations. A real classic.
Second place was won by the
Deitering house, 6060 Defiance Trail.
The judges were impressed with the
sheer number of decorations in the
display. Although the house contained
many different components, the judges
felt the house had an overall unified
and neat appearance. Most of the judges
felt they needed to park in front of the
house to take in the grandeur of all the
decorations of this house. Many of the
decorations appeared homemade, which
the judges noted.
Third place went to the Larry
and Chris Wisher home, 1003 Park
Avenue. The judges felt very nostalgic
when viewing the decorations at this
house. They liked the consistency of
the house, the choice of light color and
the way the lights and other decorations
were coordinated. They liked that most
of the house was covered in lights and
yet the house had a very neat and pleasing appearance.
Judges Honorable Mention went to
the Heiing house, 501 E. Third St.
The judges felt the Heiing House was
deserving of mention for exemplifying
the special SPIRIT of Christmas. For
sheer volume of decorations, the Heiing
House was ranked very high. The judges
liked the extra efforts reflected in the
Heiing House, especially the station
wagon made to look like a woody
with contact paper. The Heiing house
reflected a sense of pure fun and holiday
joy.

Fire, police
departments
receive $1,500
The Delphos Walterick-Hemme Veterans of
Foreign Wars Post 3035 held its membership
dinner Saturday evening. During the program,
Commander Dave Mahlie presented $1,500
checks from VFW Ohio Charities to the local
police and fire departments. Above: Mahlie
gives the check to Fire Chief Kevin Streets.
Above: Police Chief Kyle Fittro receives his
check. (Submitted photos)

Crunch time again for


health insurance sign-ups

Do-Rights set
annual party

The Do-Right Motorcycle


Club will hold its annual
Childrens Christmas Party
from 4-7 p.m. Saturday
at The Grind Cafe at 226
N. Main St. in Delphos.
All are welcome.
Children can enter a coloring contest, enjoy snacks
and visit with Santa.

Forecast

Cloudy today
with a chance
of rain this
afternoon and
tonight. Highs
around 50. Lows
in the mid 40s. See page 2.

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Do you hear what I hear?


St. Johns High School and Middle School choirs performed a Christmas
concert Sunday evening at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.
The groups each sang holiday tunes and several individuals and groups
showed their talents for the crowd as well. Above: The high school choir
sings under the direction of Susie Slawinski. (DHI Media/Erin Cox)

WASHINGTON (AP)
President Barack Obamas
push to cover Americas uninsured faces another big test
today.
This time, its not only how
the website functions, but how
well the program itself works
for millions who are starting to
count on it.
Midnight Monday, Pacific
time is the deadline for new
customers to pick a health plan
that will take effect Jan. 1, and
for current enrollees to make
changes that could reduce premium increases ahead of the
new year.
HealthCare.gov and state
insurance websites are preparing for heavy online traffic before the deadline, which
gives consumers in the East
three hours into Tuesday to
enroll.
Wait times at the federal
call center started creeping up
around the middle of last week,
mainly due to a surge of current customers with questions
about their coverage for next
year. Many will face higher
premiums, although they could
ease the hit by shopping online
for a better deal. Counselors
reported hold times of 20 minutes or longer for the telephone
help line.

About 6.7 million people


now have coverage through
Obamas signature law, which
offers subsidized private insurance. The administration wants
to increase that to 9.1 million in
2015. To do that, the program
will have to keep most of its
current enrollees while signing
up more than 2 million new
paying customers.
People no longer can be
turned down because of health
problems, but picking insurance still is daunting for many
consumers. They also have to
navigate the process of applying for or updating federal subsidies, which can be complex
for certain people, including
immigrants. Many returning
customers are contending with
premium increases generally in
the mid-to-high single digits,
but much more in some cases.
Consumers understand its
complicated but they appreciate
the ability to get health insurance, said Elizabeth Colvin of
Foundation Communities, an
Austin, Texas, nonprofit that
is helping sign up low-income
residents. People who havent
gone through the process dont
understand how complicated
it is.
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For The Record


Cancer patients testing drugs on mouse avatars
Associated Press
Scientists often test drugs in mice. Now some cancer
patients are doing the same with the hope of curing their
own disease.
They are paying a private lab to breed mice that carry bits
of their own tumors so treatments can be tried first on the customized rodents. The idea is to see which drugs might work
best on a specific persons specific cancer.
The mice may help patients make what can be very hard
choices under difficult circumstances. Studies can suggest a
certain chemotherapy may help, but patients wonder whether
it will work for them. Often theres more than one choice, and
if the first one fails, a patient may be too sick to try another. So
hundreds of people have made mouse avatars over the last
few years to test chemotherapies.
What Im doing is personalized cancer treatment. Its the
wave of the future, said Eileen Youtie, a Miami woman using
mice to guide care for her hard-to-treat form of breast cancer.
Part of this is trying to eliminate chemos that are not going
to work on me. I dont want to waste time taking them and
poison my body.
But there are no guarantees the mice will help.
Theres not a lot of science to say how well this works,
and it should be considered highly experimental, said Dr. Len
Lichtenfeld, deputy chief medical officer of the American
Cancer Society.
There are some early encouraging reports, he said. One
study of 70 patients found the mice generally reflected how well
patients responded to various drugs. But there is no evidence that
using mice is any better than care based on medical guidelines
or the gene tests that many patients get now to help pick drugs.
Mouse testing costs $10,000 or more, and insurers dont
cover it. It takes several months, so patients usually have to
start therapy before mouse results are in.
I do see promise, but its very time-consuming, its very

expensive. For the average patient, standard care is going to


be the way to go, said Alana Welm, a cancer researcher at
the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation. She gave a talk
on mouse avatars last week at the San Antonio Breast Cancer
Symposium. It was the third major cancer meeting this year to
feature work on customized cancer mice.
Several labs breed these mice but the main supplier to
patients has been Champions Oncology, a company based in
Hackensack, New Jersey, that also operates in London, Tel
Aviv and Singapore. About 7,000 mice are kept in a Baltimore
lab with six rooms that resemble stock rooms of a shoe store,
with tall shelves that hold row upon row of plastic cages
labeled with each cancer patients name.
Most mice are white-haired females with beady red eyes,
but others are hairless. Some live alone while others climb
over one another and sleep in small piles. All have easy access
to food and water, and many bear signs of the tumor graft a
shaved portion of hair, an incision scar and a lump growing
off one side.
Patients have a tumor sample sent to Champions, which
charges $1,500 to bank it, plus $2,500 for each drug tested in
groups of mice implanted with bits of the tumor. Most patients
try three to five drugs and spend $10,000 to $12,000, said
Champions chief medical officer, Dr. Angela Davies.
Youtie spent $30,000 because I want them to test all the
possible drugs, even some for other types of cancer.
That approach helped Yaron Panov, a 59-year-old Toronto
man diagnosed four years ago with liposarcoma, a soft-tissue
cancer. No specific drugs were recommended, and I was
given six months to live, he said.
Tests on his avatar mice suggested the first drug he was prescribed would not work but that one for colon cancer might.
It was working on the mice so I knew it would work on
me, he said. Its such a boost of confidence and it makes
it easier to endure side effects, said Panov, whose cancer is in
remission.

FROM THE ARCHIVES


One Year Ago
Unverferth Manufacturing announced
Friday they expect to add 15-20 new
jobs as the result of a 70,000-squarefoot expansion to the Delphos facility.
The facility was chosen for expansion
after an agreement was finalized with
AEP Ohio for relocation of a section of
subtransmission that crosses the west
side of the Unverferth property, which is
where the addition will be located.

Christmas Project. Don Martin, representing the Rotary Club, presented


a $450 check to Lloyd Smith of the
St. Vincent de Paul Society. Steve
Mansfield, president of the Rotary
Club, presented a $450 check to Jerome
Schmit of the Christmas project.

Grande.

OBITUARY
Beverly Jean Spurr

July 20, 1935-Dec. 13, 2014


DELPHOS Beverly
Jean Spurr, 79, of Delphos
died at 1:30 a.m. Saturday
surrounded by her loving
family.
She was born July 20,
1935, in Ecorse, Michigan, the
daughter of Cecil and Mary
(Gaberdiel) Fought, who both
preceded her in death.
On Feb. 19, 1960, she married James Spurr (Rusty), who
also preceded her in death on
Dec. 14, 1981.
Survivors include three
children, Beverly (James)
Sizemore of Bean Station,
Tennessee, Larry (Mary)
Spurr of Middle Point and
Jerry Spurr of Bean Station,
Tennessee; two stepchildren, Jim (Debora) Spurr
of Saint Augustine, Florida,
and Nancy (Buck) Snyder
of North Baltimore; a sister, Eileen (Bill) Teman of
Delphos; six grandchildren,
Jamie Sizemore, Junior
(Amanda) Sizemore, Jeremy
(Nicole) Parsons, Jessica
(Chris) Trachsel, Megan
(Jeremy) Ewing and Eric
Spurr; and seven great-grandchildren.
Two daughters, Mary
Spurr and Kathy Parsons; one
son, Terry Spurr; five brothers, Herbert, Charles, Earl,
Clifford and Robert Fought
also preceded her in death.
She worked for 20 years
at St. Ritas Medical Center.
She was a member of Noeton
Baptist Church in Bean
Station Tennessee. She was a
lifetime member of the VFW
3035 Ladies Auxiliary and the
Fraternal Order of Eagles in
Delphos. She loved playing
bingo.
Funeral services will
be conducted at 10 a.m.
Wednesday at Harter and
Schier Funeral Home in
Delphos. Burial will be at
Walnut Grove Cemetery in
rural Delphos.
Call hours are from 6-8
p.m. Tuesday at the funeral
home.
Following the funeral services, there will be a luncheon
held at the Eagles in Delphos.

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75 Years Ago 1939


The annual election of officers of
Delphos Lodge, Knights of Pythias, took
place at Castle Hall on West Second
Street Wednesday evening. Officers
for 1940 were named as follows: C.C.
Alonzo Rice; V.C. Arnold Scott;
50 Years Ago 1964
Products of Mrs. John Horines P. Lewis Vogt; M. of W. Alfred
Wheat
$5.87
eighth-grade art class at Jefferson School Allemeier; K.R.S. P. B. Wesco; M.
Corn
$3.78
are now on display at the Delphos Public of F. Lloyd Myers, M. of E. E. A.
Soybeans
$10.38
Library. The type of art involved is Cordell; I. G. Jacob Dienstberger; and
25 Years Ago 1989
Area officials celebrated the imple- called Pop Art and will be on dis- O. G. Samuel Ford.
The annual Middle Point community
mentation of the 9-1-1 system at a play now and throughout the holiday
breakfast Wednesday including Delphos season. Also on display is a collection Christmas cantata will be given Sunday
Police Chief Dennis Kimmet, 9-1-1 of Christmas bells and cards owned by evening in the Middle Point High School
auditorium. The combined choirs of the
Board President Tom Tilson, Washington Jeanne Schaffner.
DILLER, Juanita K., 90,
Ed Maenle and Sharon Wieging, Fort Lutheran, Presbyterian and Methodist
Township Trustee Vincent Hoersten and
funeral services will be held
Fire Chief John Clark. Over 100 people Jennings students, were the highest boy churches of Middle Point will present
at 11 a.m. today with calling
gathered at the Veterans Memorial Civic and girl in the senior class who had the program. Richard Schilling, member
one hour prior to the service at
Center to celebrate the first day of the taken the Americanism and Government of the Middle Point school faculty, is
the church. Joe Hartman will
implementation of the system in Allen tests given by the American Legion directing the chorus of over 60 voices.
officiate. Burial will follow in
Post 715 of Fort Jennings. In the junior Mrs. S. A. Beach is pianist.
County.
the church cemetery.
The members of the Willing Workers
Delphos Future Farmers of America class, the highest boy and girl were Carl
Class of the Presbyterian Sunday School
recently held a fundraising drive to sup- Gerker and Judith Feathers.
Findlay College freshmen, Jim and held a Christmas exchange Wednesday
port the Ohio FFA Foundation. A record
$659 was donated. A strong foundation Jerry Carder, teamed up to score 36 of evening when they convened with
is necessary to encourage agricultural the 77 Oiler points needed to beat Walsh Mrs. E. Ziegenbusch, North Bredeick
students and FFA members to set goals College Saturday night. Jerry contrib- Street. She was assisted by Mrs. Ezra
uted 22 points and Jim added 14. The Evans, Mrs. Don Miller and Mrs. R. A.
and strive to attain them.
Twins were born Dec. 1 to Chad and Janelle Fields of Lima.
Delphos Rotary Club made its Oilers, now 3-1 for the season, have Armstrong. Mrs. Oris Sawmiller conLogan Michael weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces, and Lilly
annual contributions to St. Vincent de defeated Tri-State College, Bluffton ducted the devotionals and a Christmas
Sueann
weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces.
Paul Society and Delphos Community and Walsh. Their only loss was to Rio story was given by Mrs. Harry Mills.
They were welcomed home by older brothers, Jacob, Calvin
and Clayton Fields.
Grandparents are Mike and Nancy Elling of Delphos, Ed
and Linda Jones of Jackson Center. Great-grandmother is Jo
Fields of Lima.
ST. RITAS
A boy was born Dec. 7 to Kourtnye and Brad Siefker of
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premiere in Atlanta.
In 1964, Canadas House of Commons approved dropping Elida.
A boy was born Dec. 6 to Courtney Sherer of Spencerville.
Today is Monday, Dec. 15, the 349th day of 2014. There are the countrys Red Ensign flag in favor of a new design, the
16 days left in the year.
Maple Leaf flag.
Todays Highlights in History:
In 1965, two U.S. manned spacecraft, Gemini 6A and Gemini
On Dec. 15, 1944, the U.S. Senate approved the promo- 7, maneuvered to within 10 feet of each other while in orbit.
tions of Henry H. Arnold, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Douglas
In 1974, the horror spoof Young Frankenstein, starring
MacArthur and George C. Marshall to the five-star rank of Gene Wilder and directed by Mel Brooks, was released by
General of the Army and the nominations of William D. 20th Century Fox.
Leahy, Ernest J. King and Chester W. Nimitz as Admirals
In 1989, a popular uprising began in Romania that resulted
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of the Fleet. U.S. forces invaded Mindoro Island in the in the downfall of dictator Nicolae Ceausescu.
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In 1991, an Egyptian-registered ferry, the Salem Express, drawn Sunday:
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In 2001, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, Italy, was reopened to
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In 1864, the two-day Battle of Nashville began during the of former Vice President Al Gore, died in Carthage, Tennessee;
Civil War as Union forces commanded by Maj. Gen. George she was 92. The boxing drama Million Dollar Baby, starring
H. Thomas attacked Confederate troops led by Gen. John Bell Clint Eastwood (who also directed) and Hilary Swank, was put
Hood; the result was a resounding Northern victory.
in limited release by Warner Bros.
In 1890, Sioux Indian Chief Sitting Bull and 11 other tribe
Five years ago: World leaders formally opened a U.N.
members were killed in Grand River, South Dakota, during a climate change conference in Copenhagen. The Washington,
confrontation with Indian police.
D.C. City Council voted to legalize same-sex marriage.
In 1938, groundbreaking for the Jefferson Memorial Boeings new 787 Dreamliner jet went on its long-delayed
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took place in Washington, D.C. with President Franklin D. first test flight, lifting off from Paine Field in Everett,
Tri-County
Roosevelt taking part in the ceremony.
Washington. Evangelist Oral Roberts died in Newport Beach,
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In 1939, the Civil War motion picture epic Gone with the California, at age 91.
Wind, starring Vivien Leigh and Clark Gable, had its world
One year ago: Nelson Mandela was laid to rest in his
TODAY: Cloudy. Slight chance of rain early in the afterchildhood hometown, ending a 10-day mourning period for
South Africas first black president. Michelle Bachelet eas- noon. Rain likely late in the afternoon. Highs around 50.
ily won Chiles presidential runoff. Academy Award-winning South winds 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent.
TONIGHT: Showers. Lows in the mid 40s. South winds
actress Joan Fontaine, 96, died in Carmel, California. Harold
Camping, 92, a California preacher whod used his radio min- 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation 80 percent.
TUESDAY: Cloudy. Showers likely in the morning
istry and thousands of billboards to broadcast the end of the
world and then gave up when his date-specific doomsdays did Then chance of showers in the afternoon. Highs in the upper
40s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation
not come to pass, died in Oakland, California.
60 percent.
TUESDAY NIGHT: Cloudy. A 30 percent chance of rain
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showers through midnight. Colder. Lows around 30. West
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winds 10 to 20 mph.
WEDNESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY: Partly cloudy.
Bowling, prize money
Highs in the lower 30s. Lows in the mid 20s.
Party favors & Pizza buffet..
FRIDAY NIGHT: Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent
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BRIEFS
YWCA offers
swim lessons
INFORMATION
SUBMITTED
VAN WERT The
YWCA of Van Wert County
is now accepting registration for its swim lesson sessions.
The four-week session
begins Jan. 5 and runs
through Feb. 26. Classes
are held once per week in
the evenings Tuesday or
Thursday. Call for specific
class times and availability.
The YWCA offers two
basic youth swim programs: Preschool Swim
Program and Learn-to-Swim
Program.
The Preschool Swim
Program works with children 3-5 years teaching
them the basic water propulsive skills, creating awareness of their aquatic environment and working on
gaining their greater aquatic
independence. All preschool
level classes have a maximum of six participants to
ensure safe, quality one-onone instruction.
The YWCA also offers a
Parent Child class for children 6 months old to 2 years
which requires an adult participant to work with the
enrolled child in the pool
under an instructors supervision and leadership. These
classes are 30 minutes long.
Class fees are $42 for the
8-week session
The
Learn-to-Swim
Program begins at Level
1, helping participants feel
comfortable in the water and
works up through Level 6,
which refines strokes and
teaches participants to swim
with ease, efficiency, power
and smoothness over great
distances. All upper level
classes have a maximum
of eight children enrolled
to ensure safe, quality oneon-one instruction. These
classes are 45 minutes long.
Class fees are $56 for the
eight-week session.
The YWCA is a United
Way and Van Wert County
Foundation funded agency.
For more information,
contact Danni Chiles, program director, at 419-2386639, ext. 101.

Berenstain Bears
coming to NPAC
INFORMATION
SUBMITTED
VAN WERT Just in
time for Christmas gifting,
tickets are now available
for the Berenstain Bears
LIVE in Family Matters
at the Niswonger at 3
p.m. April 12. Presented
by Jeffery-Mohr Family
Dentistry, Inc., this musical stage production brings
everyones favorite bear
family to life in a thrilling
theatrical experience that
kids as well as their parents
will treasure for many years
to come.
As always, Bear Country
is not without its complications: Brother Bears
grades are slipping, Sister
Bear still has a few things
to learn about making new
friends and Papa Bear just
cant stop eating junk food.
Thankfully, we can always
depend on Mama Bear and
her loving patience to help
set things right. The newest
Off-Broadway musical for
mamas, papas and young
cubs, The Berenstain Bears
LIVE! will give boys and
girls of all ages the chance
to fall in love with these
characters, just as their parents did when they were
growing up.
Tickets are at stockingstuffer low prices from
$10-25 and are available
online at www.NPACVW.
org or through the box
office, 419-238-6722. The
box office is open from
noon-4
p.m.
Monday
through
Friday.
The
Niswonger Performing Arts
Center of Northwest Ohio
is located at 10700 SR 118
S, Van Wert.

Back-to-school tax holiday heads to governor

COLUMBUS (AP) Ohio back-to-school


shoppers would get a three-day reprieve from
Ohios sales tax under a bill headed to Gov. John
Kasichs desk.
The measure cleared the Republican-controlled
Ohio Legislature last week.
It exempts back-to-school clothing, school supplies and instructional materials from state sales tax
for three days in August 2015, creating the holiday
as a one-year pilot program.
Backers estimate the tax holiday would save
Ohio shoppers some $78 million. Opponents say
sales tax holidays are political and represent bad
tax policy.
A separate bill was introduced in March by
Democratic state Sen. Edna Brown. It proposes
exempting purchases of Energy Star qualified
products from sales tax during the first weekend in
April. With less than a week to go in the session,
its prognosis is dim.
During sponsor testimony this month, Brown
said her bill would encourage increased economic
activity, provide consumers with short and long

term savings, and reduce pollution and energy


consumption. Energy Star qualified products are
considered energy efficient.
The back-to-school tax bill, sponsored by state
Sen. Kevin Bacon, a Columbus Republican, first
cleared the Ohio Senate in February. Last week, the
Ohio House passed an amended bill and the Senate
agreed to its changes.
The National Retail Federation estimates
that the average U.S. family with children in
grades kindergarten through 12 was expected
to spend $688.82 on back-to-school purchases
in 2012. A July 2013 report by the University
of Cincinnatis Economics Center found that if
Ohio waived its 5.5 percent sales tax on these
items, and all the spending took place during
the sales-tax holiday, the average household
would save $38.
Sales tax holidays have been used in 18 states
around the country, said Gordon Gough, president
and CEO of the Ohio Council of Retail Merchants.
Its real tax relief that has helped taxpayers and
consumers around the United States.

The centers study also found that retail sales


volume would increase by close to 5 percent during
the month of a 3-day sales tax holiday.
At the same time, its analysis suggested Ohio
wouldnt see its sales tax revenue drop by a statistically significant amount during the month of
the holiday. Thats because consumers who are out
taking advantage of the tax break tend to buy more
items. Legislative analysts differ, estimating that
the states general revenue fund would lose $36
million as a result of the holiday.
The liberal Cleveland-based think tank Policy
Matters Ohio lobbied lawmakers to substitute a
sales-tax credit for the sales-tax holiday. Research
Director Zach Schiller said the sales tax is regressive, falling more heavily on lower- and middleincome taxpayers, yet it would be wealthier taxpayers who would benefit from the sales-tax holiday
because theyre able to shift their buying patterns
most easily.
A sales-tax credit, in place in five states, is a set
amount for each member of a family to offset some
of the cost of a sales or similar tax.

Health care centers receive awards Non-profit organization


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INFORMATION SUBMITTED

On Tuesday, Health and Human Services


Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced
$853,797 in Affordable Care Act funding to 33
health centers in Ohio to recognize health center
quality improvement achievements and invest
in ongoing quality improvement activities. Ohio
health centers receiving awards are proven leaders in areas such as chronic disease management, preventive care and the use of Electronic
Health Records (EHRs) to report quality data.
This funding rewards Ohio health centers
that have a proven track record in clinical
quality improvement, which translates to better patient care, and it allows them to expand
and improve their systems and infrastructure to
bring the highest quality primary care services
to the communities they serve, said Secretary
Burwell. With these funds, health centers in
Ohio will continue to provide access to high
quality, comprehensive primary and preventive
health care to the patients that need it the most.
Ohio Health centers receiving these funds
are being recognized for high levels of quality
performance in one or more of the following
categories.
Health center quality leaders received awards
if they were among the top 30 percent of all
health centers that achieved the best overall
clinical outcomes, demonstrating their ability
to focus on quality in all aspects of their clinical operations; 14 Ohio health centers received
funding in this category for approximately
$362,652.
National quality leaders received awards
for exceeding national clinical benchmarks

(Healthy People 2020 objectives and health


center national averages) for chronic disease
management, preventive care, and perinatal/
prenatal care, demonstrating the critical role that
health centers play in promoting higher quality
health care nationwide; one Ohio health center
received funding in this category for approximately $31,070.
Clinical quality improvers received awards if
they demonstrated at least a 10-percent improvement in clinical quality measures between 2012
and 2013, showing a significant improvement
in the health of the patients they serve; 30 Ohio
health centers received funding in this category
for approximately $445,068.
Electronic Health Record reporters received
funding if they used EHRs to report clinical quality measure data on all of their patients, a key
transformational step in driving quality improvement for all health center patients across the
nation; one Ohio health center received funding
in this category for approximately $15,000.
These funds reward and support those
health centers that have taken steps to achieve
the highest levels of clinical quality performance
and improvement, said Health and Resources
Administration (HRSA) Administrator Mary K.
Wakefield, Ph.D., R.N.
In Ohio, 40 HRSA-supported health centers
operate more than 208 service delivery sites
that provide care to nearly 508,333 patients.
Nationally, nearly 1,300 HRSA-supported
health centers operate more than 9,200 service
delivery sites that provide care to nearly 22
million patients in every state, the District of
Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands,
and the Pacific Basin.

COLUMBUS (AP) Ohio Democrats elect a


new party chair this week as they seek to recover
from a punishing statewide election that saw
campaign missteps, dismal turnout and across-theboard losses.
WHY THE VACANCY?
State Democratic Chairman Chris Redfern
announced his resignation on election night after
watching his party lose every statewide race and
several seats in the already Republican-dominated
Ohio House, including his own.
Redfern is a two-time state representative and
former House minority leader from Catawba
Island. He instituted an 88-county strategy as
chairman that helped Democrats win statewide
victories, including for governor, in 2006 and take
back the Ohio House majority for the first time in
14 years in 2008.
He took heat this year for fielding Cuyahoga
County Executive Ed FitzGerald to run for governor. FitzGeralds campaign featured a series of
political gaffes and scandals that helped dishearten
Democrats, depress turnout and sink the partys
state ticket. Redfern faulted a vetting firm for not
doing its due diligence.
WHO WANTS THE JOB?
Competition for the job has been fierce. Redfern
is known for his acerbic oratory and has been the
target of an unsuccessful ouster. Many veteran
party loyalists speak of Redferns departure as a
chance to instill fresh perspective and racial and
gender diversity in the partys power structure.
Others foresee a full overhaul. Candidates vying
to replace him include state Rep. Bob Hagan,
of Youngstown; longtime Democratic campaign

adviser Antoinette Wilson; Geauga County


Democratic Chairwoman Janet Carson; 2014 lieutenant governor candidate Sharen Neuhardt; and
2014 attorney general candidate David Pepper,
who says he would work with fellow 2014 candidate Nina Turner. When Redfern ran in 2005, there
were two main candidates.
WHO DECIDES?
The winner is selected by a majority vote of
the partys 148-member Executive Committee, a
group of party insiders. Labor leader Ron Malone
is among those known to control blocks of votes
on the panel, but the process will ultimately come
down to individual votes, Pepper said. Anyone
who approaches this thinking theres one kingmaker or queenmaker is going to lose, and lose
badly, he said.
WHOS THE FAVORITE?
Various candidates have gotten important
endorsements from elected Democrats in Ohio.
U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, the states highest-ranking sitting Democrat, says he wants Neuhardt to
get the job. Shes an attorney and former congressional contender who worked hard as FitzGeralds
running mate this fall. Brown has signaled his
interest in seeing someone other than a white man
get the job.
Hagan touted his endorsement by his fellow
Mahoning Valley Democrat U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan.
But last week, Ryan announced he was joining
U.S. Reps. Marcia Fudge and Joyce Beatty in
backing Pepper. The son of a former Procter &
Gamble CEO, Pepper is considered the front-runner headed into Tuesday, if verbal commitments to
back him stick.

Democrats to elect new chair

INFORMATION SUBMITTED
World Heritage, a non-profit student exchange program, is
seeking volunteers to serve as area representatives in the local
community. World Heritage offers qualified students from
around the world, between the age of 15 and 18, the opportunity to spend a high school year or semester in the United States
with a host family. World Heritage area representatives are the
cornerstone of the organization, making all of this possible!
Area representatives recruit and screen potential host
families, supervise the exchange students in their community,
organize activities with the students throughout the year and
provide support to host families, students and schools. Area
representatives receive compensation covering their expenses
incurred for each student placed and supervised.
For more information call 800-888-9040, email info@
world-heritage.org or visit www.world-heritage.org.
World Heritage International Student Exchange programs,
formerly known as Spanish Heritage, is a non-profit, public
benefit organization affiliated with and operated under the
sponsorship of ASSE International. World Heritage programs
are conducted in accordance with the high standards established by the U.S. Council on Standards for International
Educational Travel (CSIET). World Heritage is also a member
of the Alliance for International Educational and Cultural
Exchange.

Christmas Snow
Lauras Kristen comes from Cleveland
Limas LeAnns home
Mark will drive from Indiana
Lana is in our zone.
Christmas is the season
They all travel here.
To eat and pray and have some fun
Its that time of year.
Gifts galore are ready
Under the tree theyre put.
Ham and turkey dinners
We have so many cooks.
But the very best part of Christmas,
Is when we fill the pews.
Twenty Christians gather,
Now that is really good news.
So when the day is over,
Back to our homes we go.
And maybe well see Christ this year,
In a wonderful Christmas Snow.
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conquers the box office

Anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Carl Trenkamp


Mrs. and Mrs. Carl Trenkamp celebrated 40 years of
marriage on Dec. 14.
Carl and the former Chris Fischer were married
on Dec. 14, 1974, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic
Church in Delphos, celebrated by Father John Blaser at
the 2 p.m. Mass.
They have three children: Amanda (Robert) Mosely
of Columbus, Cory Trenkamp of Fort Jennings and
Abby (Chris) Nichols of Fort Jennings. They also have
four grandchildren: Evan and Izak Mosely of Columbus
and Ben and Lindsey Nichols of Fort Jennings.
Carl is presently working for Vorst Paving in
Cloverdale. Chris retired from teaching through the
Allen County Educational Service Center.

LOS ANGELES (AP) After three


weeks of box office dominance, The
Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part
1 ceded its reign to Exodus: Gods
and Kings. The biblical epic easily
ruled the weekend with a $24.5 million
debut, according to box office tracker Rentraks Sunday estimates, while
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five
Armies dominated international charts
with a staggering $117.6 million from
38 territories in advance of its North
America release this week.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay
Part 1, down 40 percent from last
weekend, came in a distant second,
earning $13.2 million.
With an expensive $140 million production budget, Exodus: Gods and
Kings met expectations in its first
weekend. But it failed to live up to the
precedent set by some recent biblically
themed films, including Noah, which
opened to $43.7 million in March.
I think Hollywood is learning that
putting epic, biblical stories on the big
screen comes at a pretty heavy price. Its
not easy to do this, said Rentrak senior
media analyst Paul Dergarabedian.
Foxs domestic distribution chief
Chris Aronson said he is happy about
the performance of his studios film.
Were feeling great, Aronson said.
We came in right where our expectations were.
According to the studio, opening
weekend crowds for the film were
divided fairly evenly down gender
lines, but they skewed older with 65
percent over the age of 25.
Its a very diverse audience, said
Aronson, noting that 20 percent were
African-American and 18 percent

Hispanic. Its a movie for everyone.


Also new in theaters, Top Five,
from writer, director and star Chris
Rock, opened strongly. The Paramountdistributed comedy took in an estimated
$7.2 million from only 979 locations to
take the fourth-place spot right behind
Penguins of Madagascar.
Its exactly what we needed to
get this movie up and running, said
Megan Colligan, Paramounts president
of worldwide distribution. It gives us
the right rhythm to keep building and
building. I think its going to benefit
from great word of mouth.
Top Five will expand each weekend before hitting 2,000 screens by
Jan. 1.
Despite the fact that nearly all
expectations were met for this weekends new openers, it paled in comparison to last year, which saw the opening
of the second Hobbit film. Also, the
overall box office is still down over 5
percent for the year, and the deficit is
only growing.
Were running out of racetrack,
Dergarabedian said. Were not going
to have a record-breaking year.
But there is a silver lining, he said.
For me, the hot spots are in the indie
world, said Dergarabedian, noting the
impressive five-screen, $300,000 debut
for Paul Thomas Andersons Inherent
Vice, and the stunning growth of
awards-friendly films such as The
Imitation Game, Birdman and
Wild, which expanded to 116 screens
and cracked the top 10 with $1.6 million.

Estimated ticket sales for Friday


through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian

theaters, according to Rentrak. Where


available, the latest international numbers are also included. Final domestic
figures will be released today.
1. Exodus: Gods and Kings, $24.5
million ($18.8 million international).
2. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay
Part 1, $13.2 million ($16 million
international).
3. Penguins of Madagascar, $7.3
million ($14.7 million international).
4. Top Five, $7.2 million.
5. Big Hero 6, $6.1 million ($3.9
million international).
6. Interstellar,$5.5 million ($11.4
million international).
7. Horrible Bosses 2, $4.6 million
($5.9 million international).
8. Dumb and Dumber To, $2.8
million ($2.2 million international).
9. The Theory of Everything, $2.5
million ($1.8 million international).
10. Wild, $1.6 million.

Estimated ticket sales for Friday


through Sunday at international theaters (excluding the U.S. and Canada),
according to Rentrak:
1. The Hobbit: The Battle of the
Five Armies, $117.6 million.
2. Exodus: Gods and Kings, $18.8
million.
3. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay
Part 1, $16 million.
4. Penguins of Madagascar, $14.7
million.
5. Interstellar, $11.4 million.
6. Paddington, $11 million.
7. Horrible Bosses 2, $5.9 million.
8. My Love, Dont Cross That
River, $4.7 million.
9. Big Hero 6, $3.9 million.
10. Gone Girl, $2.7 million.

Got kids? Make your wedding a family affair Grown-ups find coloring
Associated Press
When Angelina Jolie
wed Brad Pitt in one of the
most publicized nuptials
of the 21st century, she
wore a jaw-dropping silk
and satin gown designed
by Donatella Versace.
Embroidered on her floorlength veil were colorful
drawings by the couples
six children. One even read
Buttock Fatock.
Eldest sons Maddox and
Pax walked Jolie down the
aisle, daughters Zahara
and Vivienne tossed flower
petals, and daughter Shiloh
and son Knox were ringbearers. Pax baked the
wedding cake.
It all sounds very
Hollywood. But its not
just Brangelina.
Many brides and grooms
have children from previous relationships, and
are going beyond the traditional to find ways to
incorporate them into their

weddings.
Yes, the kids add cuteness. But its often more
about blending families.
The need to create
a family bond early is
vital to stepparents success, says Stacey James
Wheeler, a Californiabased family dynamics
researcher and author,
whose wife had two
daughters when they married more than 12 years
ago. Involving the children in our marriage was a
great way to do that.
The girls were flower girls, and received an
engraved locket and a
verbal commitment from
Wheeler after he proposed
to their mother.
I let them know I was
committing to be there as
a parent and to raise them
as my own, he says.
Like Jolie and Pitts
brood, many children take
part in the ceremony as
flower girls, ring bearers

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walk their mother down
the aisle.
Children also can help
light a unity candle
or participate in whats
become known as a sand
ceremony, in which the
bride, groom and children
pour
different-colored
sand into a container to
symbolize a new union.
San Francisco physician Kyra Bobinet and
her fianc, Josh Leichter,
designed wedding bands
with a diamond for each of
their four children.
Our kids will be our
only bridesmaids and
groomsmen, setting them
apart as special attendants
to the wedding, Bobinet
says. Were inviting them
to offer words of support
for our partnership . so it
gives them a voice and a
choice in the matter.
Instead of having a
traditional
processional, event planner Sandy
Sloane and her husband,
Bob Czworka, danced
down the aisle with their
four children to the song
Love is Strange. All
four kids stood with them
under the Jewish chupah,
or canopy, during their
ceremony in Sunrise,
Florida, and at the reception sang a song written
by two of them.
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and two bonus daugh-

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daughter, and my son a
commemorative keepsake
box, Sloane says.
Chicago-area
event
planner Amanda Morris
created a semi-sweetheart
table for a newly married
couple and their 4-yearold daughter. The little
girl sat between her mom
and dad at the reception,
and each sat in a chair
with signs that read, Im
his, Im hers or Im
theirs.
Morris also created a
favorite things station
instead of a traditional
dessert table. What was
cute is that it even had
items like mini Heinz
ketchup
packets
and
Starbucks pink cake pops
because their daughter
loved both, she says.
Cupcake stations are
another kid-friendly dessert idea. The children of
the bride and groom can
play host and help other
kids decorate cupcakes
during the reception.
And then theres the
first dance. Not between
bride and groom, but
between each of them and
their children and/or stepchildren.
Make sure to bring
the tissues, says wedding
planner Stephany Allongo
in Palm Beach, Florida.
This is usually a tearjerker.

books a break from stress


COLUMBUS (AP) Twice a week or so, Amanda Ghiloni
pulls out a coloring book and gussies up an animal, a Disney
princess or a simple scene from a dollar-bin tablet.
Her coloring utensils of choice: I love crayons.
Not any type of crayons will do, however.
Im only a Crayola girl, she said.
Ghiloni is 27.
She keeps her crayons organized in a plastic container and
nicely sharpened ready for use when the urge hits.
I have a good 100 or so that cover the whole rainbow, plus
black, grays and browns, she said. I probably have 10 different shades of each color.
The occupational therapist, of Pataskala, sees coloring as
mindless fun or stress relief.
Its repetitive, and it doesnt require a lot of thinking, she
said.
Apparently, the enduring childhood pastime isnt just for
youngsters and their parents.
Many other central Ohio adults also acknowledge a passion for coloring. (A recent Dispatch query about the topic on
Facebook quickly drew more than 60 responses.)
Because of its therapeutic benefits, some mental-health
professionals endorse the activity.
I encourage any executive to say, Im going to spend
the lunch hour coloring, doodling, said Leslie Marshall,
a licensed professional clinical counselor with Directions
Counseling Group in Worthington.
Coloring, she said, opens the frontal lobe of the brain the
home of organizing and problem solving and focuses the
mind.
It allows us to not be too regretful of the past or too anxious about the future, Marshall said. Its not that we want
people to forget what its like to be in reality, but, for 20 minutes we can push aside that stress.
Such a notion probably explains the range of coloring books
geared toward adults.
Included are books and websites devoted to geometricshaped designs called mandalas; humorous options designed
by comedians (Coloring for Grown-Ups and The Hipster
Coloring Book for Adults); and posh alternatives priced
at $160 no less sold by the French fashion house Hermes.
Earlier this year, Scott OBrien a Euclid, Ohio, native and
Los Angeles resident raised more than $23,000 on the crowdfunding site Kickstarter to create Why Is Daddy Sad on Sunday?
The coloring book depicts disappointing moments in
Cleveland sports history and allows adults to share the
moments with children. (Recently released is a companion
coloring book, Why Is Daddy Happy on Sunday?)
Three months ago, central Ohio illustrator Katie Barron
released a 98-page coloring book with scenes from Downtown,
the Clintonville neighborhood, German Village and the Short
North.
She had started the project in the spring of 2013 as a senior
at the Columbus College of Art & Design, viewing it as an
effective way to share her art without having to sell originals
or produce commissions.
Coloring its kind of interactive, said Barron, 24.
Her book, sold on Amazon.com and at eight area shops,
includes activities, too.
Because of the intricate drawings, she said, she doesnt recommend the book for anyone younger than 8.
Adults do jigsaw puzzles, she said. There isnt anything
nerdier about coloring than (there is about) doing jigsaw
puzzles.
One day recently, Barron hosted a coloring night with a
retailer, State & Third, that stocks her book.
Diane Lazor and Susan Brown, friends from Grove City,
were among the 10 people at the event with wine, colored
pencils and a few pages from the book.
Ive always loved to color, Lazor, 56, said as she shaded
the leaves of a tree in an Ohio Theatre scene.
Well color when the guys are watching football.
Brown, a 48-year-old mortgage-company employee,
receives crayons and a coloring book each year for Christmas
from her family.
It does relieve stress, she said. No two pages are ever
the same.
In recent weeks, New Albany resident Susan Clark has
worked in a 368-page activity book called Scribbles by
Japanese illustrator Taro Gomi.
Coloring books take the intimidation out of creativity, the
43-year-old said.

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COMMUNITY
LANDMARK

Memorial Park

CALENDAR OF
EVENTS

TODAY
11:30 a.m. Mealsite
at Delphos Senior Citizen
Center, 301 Suthoff St.
6:30 p.m. Shelter from
the Storm support group
meets in the Delphos Public
Library basement.
7 p.m. 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
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The
Delphos Museum of Postal
History, 339 N. Main St., is
open.
11:30 a.m. Mealsite
at Delphos Senior Citizen
Center, 301 Suthoff St.
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.
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The
Delphos Museum of Postal
History, 339 N. Main St., is
open.
11:30 a.m. Mealsite
at Delphos Senior Citizen
Center, 301 Suthoff St.
Noon Rotary Club
meets at The Grind.
6 p.m. Shepherds of
Christ Associates meet in the
St. Johns Chapel.
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.

Pohlmans kindergarten class at Franklin Elementary School


Franklin Elementary School kindergarten students in Amber Pohlmans class include, front from left, Peyton Sellers, Riley
Shimizu, Ayden Shock, Brayden Strause, Jacob Trentman, Dora Wilson, Morgan Shock and Audrey Von Sossan; middle row,
Grace McCluskey, Brady Miller, Karder Miller, Erin Moening, Alison Painter, Jaxon Rahrig and Tori Rahrig; and back row,
Pohlman, Kellen Brotherwood, Selina Burk, Mia Caputo, Kali Coil, Jude Contreras, Eric Gillett and Madison Kill. (DHI Media/
Stephanie Groves)

Show choir
entertains
retired teachers
INFORMATION SUBMITTED
The Ottawa-Glandorf High School Show Choir, under
the direction of Ted Ellerbrock, entertained the Putnam
County Retired Teachers Association on Thursday at Pike
Run Golf Course near Ottawa. The singers and dancers
delighted their family members and former teachers with
their well-prepared holiday selections.
PCRTA President Roger Luersman thanked the Pike
Run staff for its preparations and led prayer before the
meal. The business portion of the gathering began with
the Association minutes and reports. Members who are
interested in the position of Corresponding Secretary may
contact any PCRTA officer about the job.
Items for bingo prizes at O-G Meadows were collected
at the meeting. Local 2015 membership fees are due and
can be sent to Treasurer Marie Gerding.
Under new business, members enjoyed the Ohio
Northern University Holiday Spectacular which was a
scholarship fundraiser for the group. An afghan made by
PCRTA member Dorothy Hanefeld was also raffled to
benefit the Scholarship Fund. Bill and Linda Bockrath
were the winners with nearly $300 benefiting the fund. A
memorial service was held for former PCRTA members
and teachers from Putnam County who passed away during
2014. The poinsettias that decorated the tables were given
as door prizes.
The next Putnam County Retired Teachers Association
meeting will be held at the Glandorf Fellowship Hall,
103 N. Main St. in Glandorf on April 9. Member Janet
Schroeder will give a presentation on the Holy Land.

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Smith reaches 1,000 points


in Jefferson boys win
By JIM METCALFE
DHI Media Sports Editor
jmetcalfe@delphosherald.com

Im happy to have reached this but


I wasnt thinking about it, the younger
Smith noted. I guess you are aware of
being close but I wasnt trying to get
PERRY TOWNSHIP A thousand it. Im thankful we got another win;
points.
thats what basketball is really all about.
That is a generally good test for a Weve had to play different ways to win
successful high school basketball career. four games and it tells you want kind of
Jefferson junior Trey Smith became team we have.
the fourth Wildcat boys player to reach
Perry led 29-26 at the half but the
that mark joining Ryan Illyes, Dustin Wildcats (4-0) quickly took the lead
Lee and Lee Himmeger Saturday on two throws by sophomore Drew
night, tossing in 35 markers en
Reiss (10 markers, 10-ofroute to the Red and Whites
10 at the line) at 7:22. That
69-60 non-conference triumph
just started a sequence of six
over host Perry at Leonard V.
trades of the lead and one tie.
Volbert Gymnasium.
As the Wildcats once again
Both Trey and head coach
took advantage of Perrys foul
Marc Smith agreed that the milwoes due to their attacking
lennial mark was not the goal.
style of offense that got them
For me, it is a great
to the line a-plenty they
accomplishment but its a
grabbed the lead for good at
team accomplishment, Coach
2:45 on two Smith (9-of-10
Smith explained. This is a tesat the stripe; 7 rebounds, 3
tament to the coaches hes had
dimes, 3 blocks) tosses for
Smith
on various teams since second
a 40-39 edge. That just set in
grade. Its a testament to the teammates motion a 12-0 closing span, capped by
hes had here in his class as well as two freebies by Josh Teman on the
those that he has played with that are double-bonus with 1.4 ticks showing
graduated that have helped him do for a 50-39 spread.
this. This is not a solo milestone by any
Smith and sophomore Jace Stockwell
means. The point total has never been (19 counters, 7 assists, 4 steals) dropped
his goal; he has higher goals and they in eight each to lead the Delphos offense
are for the team.
in the period.

The Commodores tried to retaliate


with full-court pressure and the long ball
hitting 4-of-10 in the fourth (8-of-20
for the game out of a 25-of-50 overall
night for 50%). However, the Wildcats
ran their offense extremely well, shooting 7-of-11 from the field (a torrid
21-of-38 for the game, 3-of-8 downtown, for 55.3%) and adding 5-of-10 at
the line (24-of-32 for the night for 75%).
Thus, the nearest the hosts could get was
seven at 3:00 on a triple by Plummie
Gardner (12 counters on 4 triples).
Smith reached 1,000 points exactly
with 2:10 remaining in the contest on a
basket in the paint (on a foul), for which
the home team acknowledged the feat.
He now has 1,002 points.
To begin with, both teams defenses
had marked men: Perrys was Smith and
Jeffersons was 6-4 senior Jared Poling.
Coach Smith alternately assigned a couple of players espcially Teman and
also used a box-and-1 and 3-2 zone to
the job and though Poling scored 15
counters (4 triples; 7 boards), 11 the first
half, he never really got loose. Poling
got five in the first period as both teams
were seeking a high-tempo game but it
didnt materialize. A putback by Jakoby
Lane-Harvey (14 markers, 9 dimes) at
one tick gave the hosts a 13-10 edge.
See SMITH, page 7

Wayne Trace wins Lancer Invite,


Buettner notches 100th win
By LARRY HEIING
DHI Media Correspondent
news@delphosherald.com

RURAL MIDDLE POINT The Wayne Trace wrestlers


ran away with the Lincolnview Lancer Invitational Saturday
afternoon with 302 team points, which easily outdistanced
second-place Spencerville with 222. St. Johns was fifth
and Jefferson sixth, followed by Paulding, Van Wert and
Columbus Grove.
The finals began with the 106-pound weight class and
all four championship matches were decided via the pin.
Pauldings Ryan Woodring finished in the runner-up spot after
suffering a fall to Armon Haver of Hicksville in 1:25. Preston
Brubaker of Columbus Grove stopped Spencervilles Waylon
Sligh in 2:40, Brett Mahlie (Jefferson) over Cody Wright (St.
Johns) in 1:41 and Luke Bollinger (Lincolnview) defeated
Tristen McKee of Parkway in 4:16.
Wayne Trace scored their first points in the final round with
Marcus Rassman placing second after being pinned by Kage
Seals of Paulding. Jeffersons Andrew Foust scored a 6-2 decision over Kade Cortez of Ada in the 113-ponders.
A premier matchup was featured in the battle for first place
in the 120-pound class as George Clemons of Wayne Trace
faced Adas Chase Sumner. Clemens outlasted Sumner to take
his first of many championships to come this season, winning
4-1. Alexander Rodriquez from Lincolnview pinned Jacob
Laguna of Fairview and Columbus Groves Justin Calvelage
stopped Pauldings Clay Dockery in 50 seconds.
Wayne Trace got their second champion in a row as Ruger
Goeltzenleuchter tech-falled Aldo Barrera 22-6. Spencervilles
Peyton Ford finished third to round out the local finishers in
the 126-pound class.
In the 132-pounders, Spencervilles Cody Dickerson
dropped a 11-5 decision to Reilly Heater to finish in the runner-up spot. Wyatt Place from Jefferson pinned Titus Miller of
Van Wert to place third.
Van Werts lone Lincolnview champion was 138-pound
Andy Hammond as he defeated Derrick Smith of Spencerville
10-5. Wayne Trace had two wrestlers place in the final four as
Hunter Showalter and Caleb Schultz placed for the Raiders.

Senior Wes Buettner of St. Johns got his 100th career victory at the Lincolnview Wrestling Invitational
held on Saturday and finished 1st in the 195-pound
weight class. Here he wrestled and defeated Noah
Hanson of Van Wert in the fourth round to qualify
for the finals. (DHI Media/Larry Heiing)
Jeffersons David Grant finished in fifth place.
Justin Siefker defended his 2013 Lincolnview title when
he pinned Abel Esparza of Defiance in 3:30 to keep the title
at 145 pounds.
Justin really turned it up a notch today and wrestled with
new aggression, Blue Jay coach Derek Sterling said.
See INVITE, page 7

The basketball was up for grabs Saturday afternoon


as Jefferson High School as Jeffersons Shelby Koenig and Jessica Pimpas and Kalidas Kylie Osterhage
and Allison Recker battle for possession. (DHI Media/Kenny Poling)

LadyCats fire
away vs. Jeffcats
By JIM METCALFE
DHI Media Sports Editor
jmetcalfe@delphosherald.com
DELPHOS Jefferson
girls basketball mentor Dave
Hoffman felt his Lady Jeffcats
had to stop Kalidas inside
game Saturday afternoon to
have a chance for a non-conference win at Jefferson High
School.
Unfortunately for the host
Lady Jeffcats, the LadyCats
were hot from the perimeter
and downed the hosts 59-35.
The LadyCats (3-2) were a
torrid 21-of-38 from the floor
including 10-of-22 beyond
the arc for 55.3 percent.
Pacing Kalida were a trio
in double digits: Brittany
Kahle sank five treys for
15 markers, while Kylie
Osterhage added two en route
to 14 counters and Allison
Recker 10.
Senior Brooke Culp was
the sole Jefferson (2-3) performer in twin figures with 17
(2 bombs).
Jefferson employed a
2-1-2 zone at the start in an
effort to neutralize Kalidas
inside game. It did work some
as the LadyCats only hit one
3-pointer (out of 4 tries).
However, with Gardner and
Osterhage scoring five points
each, they were 6-of-6 inside
the arc. There was one tie
12-12 as Bailey Gorman

drive for two at 58 ticks.


However, Recker put back
an offensive board at 35 ticks
and Gardner hit an 18-footer
at the 7-second mark for a
16-12 advantage.
Kalida began to open up
its advantage in the second
canto. Part of it was 6-of-13
shooting including 4-of10 outside the arc as six
players scored at least two
markers and Kahle drilled
two trios. The second part
was the Jeffcats committing
five miscues (22 total) and
Culp scoring five as only two
other teammates netted two
each. When Recker laid one
in with 12 ticks showing, the
Maroon and White led 34-21.
Jefferson managed to slow
down the LadyCats in period
3, allowing only 11 markers.
However, they struggled on
the other end: six turnovers;
along with 1-of-7 shooting,
with Gorman (6 markers,
3 boards) scoring the only
basket at 3:45 on a second
chance. When Gardner put in
a transition layup at 3.0 seconds, Kalida led 45-23.
Delphos went to its more
familar 1-2-2 half-court trapping zone to try and get back
in the contest in the fourth
and they had some success,
forcing four turnovers (12
for the game) and limiting
Kalidas scoring chances.
See LADYCATS, page 7

Jays
free
throws
Spencerville holds on for the win
sink Bulldogs
By LIZ WINHOVER
DHI Media Correspondent
news@delphosherald.com

FORT JENNINGS It was with


aggression, well-placed shots and a
whole lot of hustle that the Spencerville
Bearcats beat the Fort Jennings
Musketeers 69-53 in Saturday night
boys basketball action at The Fort.
Spencerville came out and dominated
the first quarter, holding Jennings to
three points until 3:39, while racking up
seven of its own. Jennings went into a
2-2-1 full-court press that couldnt slow
down Spencerville and at 1:50, junior
Mason Nourse (17 markers, 7 boards,
5 assists) hit a three to keep the tempo
rolling. Spencerville pushed out its

defense and picked up the pace, giving


junior Zach Goecke (21 points, 3 assists,
3 steals) and sophomore Bailey Croft a
steal each. Goecke hit a jumper from the
middle of the paint at the buzzer to bring
Spencerville to a 21-7 lead.
In the second quarter, the Bearcats
seemed to hit a wall both defensively
and offensively. Fort Jennings seized the
momentum and fought back, taking their
cue from senior Conner Wallenhorst (20
markers), who scored 10 points in the quarter. By the time Spencerville called a timeout at 4:56, Fort Jennings had gone on a
9-point scoring spree. Goecke led his team
with five of its seven points in the quarter
but it wasnt enough to stop the Musketeers
from tying the contest 28-28 at half.
The third quarter saw the two teams

on more even footing. Goecke came


out strong in the first minute and a
half with a jumper mid-paint, a crucial
steal and a far-out three from the wing.
Jennings Nick Von Sossan (17 counters,
6 rebounds, 3 assists) and Austin Kehres
brought in six points apiece for their
team, helping to keep the score close,
ending the quarter down 47-43.
The fourth quarter saw Spencerville
dig deep. Goecke commenced driving
into the paint and kicking the ball out to
find Nourse, who had three 3s in a row
and 11 total points in the quarter. Fort
Jennings tried a full-court press again and
saw the same results from the first quarter: Spencerville pulling away at the end.
See SPENCERVILLE, page 7

everybody an opportunity to
score.
The Lady Green ended the
day with 25 team fouls, 10 of
which came in the third quarter. The fouls were not the
worst part about Ottovilles
play on Saturday, though, as
they shot 57 percent from the
free-throw line.
In the big games, the
close games, and tournament
games, the game is usually
won at the free-throw line
and weve got to fix that,
added Kleman. We need to
get a lot better at the freethrow line if we want to go
somewhere in the tournament
and in the league standings.

ELIDA The St. Johns Blue Jays and the Elida Bulldogs
boys basketball teams were in a good, old-fashioned dogfight
on the Union Bank Court of the Fieldhouse Saturday night as
the lead was no more than four points for nearly the first three
quarters.
The Blue Jays used nearly perfect free-throw shooting and
timely rebounding in the final period to
grab the bone with a 56-46 victory.
With the score tied 22 at halftime, St.
Johns took the lead briefly with a jumper
inside by senior Andy Grothouse. Elida
answered as Josh Press landed a triple
from the corner and Jazz Howell followed
with a left-handed jumper for a 27-24
Elida lead. The Jays took the lead back by
attacking the bucket as Grothouses layin
fell in after the foul and Evan Hays drove
down the right side. Elidas Clark Etzler and Alex Odenweller
of St. Johns exchanged 3-pointers. Hays was the playmaker
for the Jays with an assist to Tim Kreeger for the easy basket
under the board. Odenweller popped an NBA three to give St.
Johns the momentum and a 37-30 lead. After a free throw by
Etzler, Press hit a clutch triple to pull the Bulldogs closer as
the third quarter ended.
Howell landed a 10-footer and Masha Lusters layup put
the Dawgs back in the lead as Jays coach Aaron Elwer was
forced to call time. Fouls became a factor as Peyton Smith and
Baylen Stinson picked up their fourth foul for Elida and Tyler
Conley went to the bench for St. Johns. Grothouse continued
to score with a pair of free throws and a bank shot from the
paint but Howells jumper knotted the score again at 41. Senior
Austin Heiing gave the Blue Jays the lead for good with a key
offensive rebound/putback. Elida was in the bonus first with
4:35 remaining in the game but it was St. Johns that hit 11 out
of 12 free throws in the final minutes to turn a close game into
a 10-point victory.

See GREEN, page 7

See JAYS, page 7

Lady Green dominate Pirates 79-38


By DANIEL JOSEPH
DHI Media Correspondent
news@delphosherald.com

BLUFFTON Almost
everything seemed to go right
for the Ottoville Lady Green
as they hosted the Bluffton
Lady Pirates in a non-league
contest Saturday at L.W.
Heckman Gymnasium.
Few things didnt go their
way, such as the amount of
fouls committed and their
low free throw percentage,
as the Lady Green pelted the
Pirates 79-38.
Bluffton started off hot
with a layup from Andie
Schmutz and a 3-point field
goal from Abbie Parkins
(assisted by Kearstin Barry).

Ottoville got on the board


just two minutes into the
game as Lexi Wannemacher
and Bridget Landin had field
goals on back-to-back possessions. The Lady Green
then took its first lead of the
game on an Annie Lindeman
3-point basket. Bluffton went
on to take a 9-7 lead before
Ottoville took the lead and
never looked back.
Dave Klemans club forced
31 turnovers while surrendering just 12. Ottovilles fullcourt press seemed to really
hurt the Lady Pirate offense
as they struggled to get the
ball much past the half-court
line before turning the ball
over. The Lady Pirate turnovers led to 28 points for the

Lady Green.
Thats why we press, said
Ottoville head coach Dave
Kleman. We want to make it
as fast as possible, not ragged
necessarily, but to get the other
team out of what theyre comfortable with and hopefully
take advantage of that.
The Lady Green showed
great selflessness as four
players reached double digits
and 11 total Ottoville players
reached the scoring column.
Ottoville also managed to get
14 assists on the day.
We very seldomly have a
player that is going to average in the high teens or twenties, said Kleman. We share
the ball a lot with the type of
offense we play which lends

By LARRY HEIING
DHI Media Correspondent
news@delphosherald.com

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Monday, December 15, 2014

Bengals rough up Manziel

NFL Glance

Associated Press
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Arizona 11 3 0 .786 287 244
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Seattle 10 4 0 .714 339 242
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grip on the division. They set the tone with a time-consuming,
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San Fran 7 7 0 .500 251 285
81-yard touchdown drive to start the game and atoned for a x-NEngland 11 3 0 .786 442 280 St. Louis 6 8 0 .429 291 297
CLEVELAND Woe, Johnny, woe.
24-3 loss last month when they were dominated at home by the Buffalo 8 6 0 .571 302 254 x-clinched division
Miami
7 7 0 .500 327 301
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Johnny Manziel spent his first NFL start being chased and Browns and Hoyer.
N.Y. Jets 3 11 0 .214 230 360
Thursdays Result
taunted by Cincinnati defenders as the Bengals rudely welcomed
Cincinnati led 20-0 at halftime and spent the next two quarters South
Arizona 12, St. Louis 6
the hyped rookie quarterback to the league with a 30-0 demolition making sure Manziel never got comfortable.
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of the Cleveland Browns on Sunday.
The shutout capped a week in which Manziel was x-Indy
10 4 0 .714 424 317
Kansas City 31, Oakland 13
Manziel failed to live up to the overwhelming
called a midget by Bengals coach Marvin Lewis, a Houston 7 7 0 .500 324 277 Pittsburgh 27, Atlanta 20
hype surrounding his debut as the AFC North-leading
comment that shows professionals arent ready to let Tennessee 2 12 0 .143 231 390 N.Y. Giants 24, Washington 13
2 12 0 .143 211 376
New England 41, Miami 13
Bengals (9-4-1) built a 20-point halftime lead and rolled
him come in and wreck the league like he boasted he Jacksonville
North
Indianapolis 17, Houston 10
to their fourth straight road win.
would do before the Browns selected him with the No.
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Baltimore 20, Jacksonville 12
Bengals rookie Jeremy Hill rushed for 148 yards and
22 overall pick.
Cincinnati 9 4 1 .679 311 289
Buffalo 21, Green Bay 13
two touchdowns, backing up his postgame trash talk of
The Browns were blanked for the first time since a Pittsburgh 9 5 0 .643 389 339 Carolina 19, Tampa Bay 17
Baltimore 9 5 0 .643 376 267
Cincinnati 30, Cleveland 0
the Browns following a loss to them last month.
16-0 loss to Baltimore in 2009.
Cleveland 7 7 0 .500 276 300
Denver 22, San Diego 10
Manziel, promoted over the slumping Brian Hoyer to spark the
Manziels first half couldnt have gone much worse.
West
N.Y. Jets 16, Tennessee 11
Browns (7-7), finished 10 of 18 for 80 yards and two
With Cincinnatis defense bent on stopping
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Seattle 17, San Francisco 7
interceptions. He was sacked three times, under presManziel, the Browns didnt move the ball, committed x-Denver 11 3 0 .786 407 303 Detroit 16, Minnesota 14
sure all afternoon and had Bengals players imitating
costly penalties and the 22-year-old quarterback made Kansas City 8 6 0 .571 322 254 Dallas at Philadelphia, 8:30 p.m.
San Diego 8 6 0 .571 303 294
Todays Game
his signature money-rubbing gesture more than once.
several rookie mistakes.
The Bengals overwhelmed the Browns on the field
He was intercepted twice and was lucky that a third Oakland 2 12 0 .143 213 381 New Orleans at Chicago, 8:30 p.m.
CONFERENCE
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and in the boxscore, recording their first shutout since
pick was nullified by a penalty. The Browns managed NATIONAL
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Tennessee at Jacksonville, 8:25 p.m.
Dec. 21, 2008 in Cleveland.
just 58 total yards in the first half and their best scoring
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Cincinnati had 347 yards to Clevelands 107. The Bengals chance ended when Manziel scrambled and forced a pass to the Philadelphia 9 4 0 .692 389 309 Philadelphia at Washington, 4:30 p.m.
Dallas
9 4 0 .692 343 301
San Diego at San Francisco, 8:25 p.m.
picked up 24 first downs to five for the Browns, who went just 1 end zone that was intercepted by Adam Pacman Jones.
of 10 on third down.
Cleveland had just four first downs, two of them coming N.Y. Giants 5 9 0 .357 317 339 Sundays Games
370
Baltimore at Houston, 1 p.m.
Mike Nugent kicked two 44-yard field goals and added a on penalties against the Bengals defense. Cincinnati linebacker Washington 3 11 0 .214 257
South
Detroit at Chicago, 1 p.m.
34-yarder for the Bengals.
Rey Maualuga was whistled for taunting after he batted down
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Atlanta at New Orleans, 1 p.m.
Manziel didnt look ready for the big stage, panicking in the one of the quarterbacks passes and followed it up by getting in Carolina 5 8 1 .393 288 358 Minnesota at Miami, 1 p.m.
N Orleans 5 8 0 .385 333 359
Cleveland at Carolina, 1 p.m.
pocket and failing to deliver any of the magic that made him a Manziels face.
college football star.
Hill carried the ball on the games first plays and gave the Atlanta 5 9 0 .357 348 369 Green Bay at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m.
Tampa Bay 2 12 0 .143 254 367
Kansas City at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m.
The Bengals put together a complete game to strengthen their Bengals a 7-0 lead with his 2-yard TD run.
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New England at N.Y. Jets, 1 p.m.
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N.Y. Giants at St. Louis, 4:05 p.m.
Detroit
10 4 0 .714 281 238
Buffalo at Oakland, 4:25 p.m.
Green Bay 10 4 0 .714 436 325
Indianapolis at Dallas, 4:25 p.m.
Minnesota 6 8 0 .429 277 297
Seattle at Arizona, 8:30 p.m.
(Continued from page 6)
and added a mere three turnovers and 16 fouls. Dakota Prichard 1-1-7-12, Bailey Croft 1-0-5-7, Jacob Chicago 5 8 0 .385 281 378 Monday, Dec. 22
Denver at Cincinnati, 8:30 p.m.
Fort Jennings finished 17-of-44 overall Meyer 0-1-3-6, Griffin Croft 1-0-0-2, Damien Corso 1-0- West
For three quarters, we played OK, (6-of-15 downtown) for 38 percent; 13-of- 0-2. Totals 11-8-23-69.
Fort Jennings (53)
Spencerville head coach Kevin Sensabaugh 19 from the line (68%); with 24 boards (7
Alex Berelsman 1-0-0-2, Aaron Neidert 0-0-0-0,
remarked. The second quarter was kind offensive); and with 19 fouls and an even Conner Wallenhorst 6-3-2-20, Nick Von Sossan 2-2-717, Mark Metzger 0-0-0-0, Drew Grone 1-1-0-5, Austin
of rough but we also had a lineup on the better two turnovers.
(Continued from page 6)
court wed never played before; our two
In JV action, Fort Jennings took the Kehres 1-0-4-6. Totals: 11-6-13-53.
Score by Quarters:
point guards were sitting on the bench. But win 45-30, led by lead scorer Jeff Hoersten
Spencerville 21 7 19 22 - 69
it was a good win; that was our first road with 12 points.
The scoring pace stepped up in the second period: not because
Ft. Jennings 7 21 15 10 - 53
test and Im pleased with it.
Jennings entertains Ottoville 6 p.m.
Three-point goals: Spencerville, Goecke 3, Nourse of the volume of shots but because of the execution of the offense.
Spencerville canned 19-of-39 overall, 8-of- Friday, while Spencerville visits Paulding. 3, Prichard, Meyer; Fort Jennings, Wallenhorst 3, Von Delphos was 5-of-9 but Perry was even better at 7-of-11. What
Sossan 2, Grone.
Varsity
16 on 3s, for 48 percent and 23-of-28 from the
aided the visitors was their free-throw shooting 5-of-7 in the
JV score: 45-30 (Fort Jennings).
Spencerville (69)
line (82%); secured 28 boards (5 offensive);
canto that prevented Perry from pulling farther ahead. The
Zach Goecke 4-3-6-23, Mason Nourse 3-3-2-17,

Spencerville

Smith

Green

(Continued from page 6)

Ottoville moves to 4-1 on


the young season and will play
again Thursday at home against
Putnam Country League foe
Miller City.
Bluffton falls to 2-4 on the

LadyCats

season and plays Tuesday at


home against Van Buren.
The Lady Green took the JV
game 69-24 over the Pirates.

Bluffton 38
Andie Schmutz 2-7-11, Haley Barry
4-0-9, Taylor Monday 2-2-6, Abbie
Parkins 1-2-5, Alicia Schmutz 0-4-4,
Kayla Kindle 0-2-2, Haley Baker 0-1-1,

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However, despite shooting 5-of-8 from


the field Culp scoring eight they
committed seven miscues in short-circuiting their rally. The closest they could get
was 46-31 on a Culp 3-ball at 6:16.
That was our game plan; take away
the paint. We had to pick our poison
because Kalida has a good team and can
score inside and out, Hoffman explained.
Unfortunately for us, they got hot from
the outside, especially Kahle. We had not
played the 2-1-2 before but I felt we did
well in it. I am not disappointed defensively because we executed what we wanted; it
just wasnt good enough to win today but
it will help us down the road. Offensively,
the turnovers were the killer. Still, we are
making progress each day; that is the goal
for this team.
Kalida downed 7-of-11 free throws
(63.6%); grabbed 19 rebounds (5 offensive) as Osterhage had six; and nine fouls.
Jefferson finished 14-of-32 shooting
(2-of-6 long range) for 43.8 percent and
5-of-8 singles (62.5%); secured 20 off the
glass (5 offensive) as Shelby Koenig had

Invite

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Spencervilles Cole Bellows


took third with a 8-4 decision over Matt Higgins of Ada.
Zaine Cotterman placed fifth
for Wayne Trace.
Wayne Traces third individual champion came at
152 as Tyler Showalter took
squeaked out a heated 16-14
decision over Bobby Kelly of
Fairview. Evan Mohler finished fourth for St. Johns.
Pauldings Aaron Mock won
the 160-pound championship,
defeating Dylan Hannah of Ada
5-1. Brett Vonderwell rebounded from his loss to Mock in
the preliminaries to finish third
with a pin of 2:40 of Brandon
Laney of Wayne Trace in 2:40.
The local showing in the

Jays

four; and 10 fouls.


We were taking good shots; we had
tremendous patience, which is what we
are looking for. We had great ball movement, which set up our good shooting,
Kalida coach Adam Huber said. What I
thought was key, though, was our defense.
We started out with a more aggressive
defense and we gave up some easy stuff.
We backed off into man and was much
sounder; we forced turnovers and that
opened up the running game and also got
us into a better offensive rhythm.
In junior varsity action, Kalida (1-4)
grabbed a 38-35 triumph over Delphos
(2-3).
Sarah Klausing and Morgan Knapke
tallied 13 each for the victors, while Greta
Fitch answered with 12 for the Lady
Jeffcats.
Jefferson returns to the court Thursday
at Columbus Grove (NWC) at 6 p.m. (JV
tip), while Kalida hosts Fort Jennings at
noon Saturday (noon).
Also, the Jefferson home game Saturday
versus New Bremen will be a varsity-only
game, tipping off at 1 p.m.
VARSITY

170-pounders was Adam


Deatrick of Paulding with a pin
of Columbus Groves Andrew
Burgie to place third. Dakota
Sutherland
(Spencerville)
notched a 9-0 major decision
over Jeffersons Josh Kroeger.
Jeffersons Tyler Foust continued his success from last season as he won the 182-pound title
with an 11-4 victory over Peyton
Hamrick of upstart Parkway.
Alex Haunhorst placed third for
St. Johns and Wayne Traces
Josh Reel finished in sixth place.
St. Johns senior Wes
Buettner a State qualifier
from last season came into
the Lincolnview tournament as
the second seed in the 195-pound
class. He demolished top-seeded
Jarod Woodland 17-0 for the tech
fall and also won his 100th career

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We had St. Johns right where we


wanted them when we took the lead 41-40
in the fourth quarter, Elida coach Denny
Thompson said. With the lead, we missed
an opportunity with four foul shots and
couldnt convert. Our lack of varsity experience with injuries to key players hurts
our intensity on the court and it leads to
mental mistakes. St. Johns made mistakes, too, but with five seniors starting,
that experience pays off by playing hard to
correct the errors.
The first quarter scoring got underway
with a layin by Grothouse and Stinson put
Elida on the board with a 3-point bomb.
Odenweller scored on a nice drive after
a Hays steal and Conley followed with a
short jumper. Stinson popped his second
triple and Odenweller was focused in on
the bucket in the first eight minutes, shooting 3-of-5 from long range and scoring 11
points to give St. Johns the 15-11 lead
after one period.
Elida took the lead on a great back-door
pass from Stinson to Etzler and an offensive rebound and shot by Stinson. The
Blue Jay ballhandlers had little trouble as
Elida came out in a full-court press and
St. Johns up 19-16. Smith tied the contest with a triple from the corner before

Katie Burkholder 0-0-0, Madison Bassett


0-0-0. Totals 7-2-18/27-38.
Ottoville 79
Lyndsey Wannemacher 5-3-13,
Bridget Landin 5-2-12, Alicia Honigford
5-2-12, Haley Landwehr 4-2-12, Lexi
Wannemacher 2-3-7, Brooke Mangas
1-3-5, Courtney Von Sossan 2-0-5,
Annie Lindeman 2-0-5, C.J. Kemper 1-02, Autumn Neer 0-2-2, Madison Knodell

KALIDA (59)
Katelyn Siebeneck 1-0-3, Jacquelyn Gardner 4-0-9,
Nicole Recker 1-0-2, Joni Kaufman 2-0-5, Brittany Kahle
5-0-15, Brooke Kimball 0-0-0, Allison Recker 3-4-10,
Kylie Osterhage 5-2-14, Cathy Basinger 0-1-1 . Totals
11-10-7-59.
JEFFERSON (35)
Heather Pohlman 1-0-2, Brooke Culp 6-3-17, Macy
Wallace 1-0-2, Mackenzie Hammons 0-0-0, Devyn
Carder 0-0-0, Shelby Koenig 2-0-4, Sarah Miller 1-0-2,
Tori Black 0-2-2, Jessica Pimpas 0-0-0, Bailey Gorman
3-0-6. Totals 12-2-5-35.
Score by Quarters:
Kalida 16 18 11 14 - 59
Jefferson 12 9 2 12 - 35
Three-point goals: Kalida, Kahle 5, Osterhage 2,
Siebeneck, Gardner, Kaufman; Jefferson, Culp 2.

JUNIOR VARSITY
KALIDA (38)
Sarah Klausing 6-1-13, Morgan Knapke 6-0-13, Kara
Siefker 3-1-7, Jaylen Vandemark 0-0-0, Brooke Kimball
1-1-3, Taylor Lucke 0-0-0, Taylor Zeller 0-0-0, Hannah
Warn 0-0-0, Kierstan Siebeneck 1-0-2. Totals 16-13/7-38.
JEFFERSON (35)
Taylor Stroh 4-0-8, Mackezie Hammons 0-0-0, Kelsey
Berelsman 1-0-2, Tristine Lehmkuhle 1-0-2, Mikayla
Bennett 0-0-0, Greta Fitch 4-3-12, Katie Pohlman 1-2-4,
Jessica Pimpas 1-5-7. Totals 11-1-10/19-35.
Score by Quarters:
Kalida 4 10 13 11 - 38
Jefferson 5 9 9 12 - 35
Three-point goals: Kalida, Knapke; Jefferson, Fitch.

victory at St. Johns.


Andrew
Nichols
of
Columbus Grove pinned
Spencervilles
Caleb
Sutherland to place third. Lane
Bennett finished sixth for
Jefferson.
Paulding matched Wayne
Traces total of three individual
champions as Dakota Valdez
pinned Austin Schulte (St.
Johns) in 5:46 to win the title
at 220. Braxton Asher (Wayne
Trace) scored a 14-1 major
decision over Spencervilles
Brandon ODell to finish fifth.
The final matches of the invitational were the 285-pounders
and saw Spencervilles Tyler
Dues get a quick pin in 44
seconds of Quinton Stabler of
Wayne Trace to finish third.
Kaleb Cantrell defeated Van

Odenweller continued to be deadly beyond


the arc to keep the Jays lead at three.
Elida set up for the final shot of the half
and Etzlers triple as the halftime buzzer
sounded tied the game at 22.
We are learning from our mistakes,
Elwer said. It was a combination of
fatigue from our first double weekend of
the season against tough competition and
our lack of experience on the bench that
led to lack of concentration on the floor
at times. We are still trying to develop a
rotation with our players but for now we
just need to survive our errors with smart
play.
Shooting percentages for both squads
were nearly identical as Elida shot 44
and St. Johns was 45. Neither team was
spectacular from the charity stripe but St.
Johns had more attempts, hitting 14-of-22
compared to 8-of-14 for Elida. The Blue
Jays gained a slight edge with those key
rebounds in the fourth quarter to win the
battle of the boards 20-19.
Elida (0-4) will open Western Buckeye
League play Friday night at home against
a tough Defiance squad.
St. Johns (2-0) will also be at home
to open the Midwest Athletic Conference
season Friday versus Fort Recovery.
In junior varsity action, the Blue Jays
overcame their offensive woes from their

1-0-2, Nicole Kramer 1-0-2, Abbie Hilvers


0-0-0, Alexis Thorbahn 0-0-0, Amber
Miller 0-0-0. Totals 25-4-17/30-79.
Score by Quarters:
Bluffton 9 7 8 14 - 38
Ottoville 17 10 29 23 - 79
Three-point goals: Barry, Parkins;
Ottoville, Landwehr 2, Von Sossan,
Lindeman.
JV score: 69-24 (Ottoville).

Wert teammate Brody Couts


8-3 for a fifth-place finish.
Wayne Trace coach George
Clemons was proud of his
teams performance. We wrestled well today but still need
improvement. George and
Tyler both had tough matches
in the finals and turned it up to
wrestle great for their titles.
Several other coaches were
unavailable or unable to be
reached for comment.
Grove returns to the mat at
home tonight (5 p.m.), while
Lincolnview and Wayne Trace
are in a Fairview quad and
Van Wert at a Bath quad (6
p.m.) Tuesday; St. Johns at
the LCC tri 6 p.m. Wednesday;
and Spencerville at the Allen
County Invite (with St. Johns
and Jefferson) 8 a.m. Saturday.

first game but lost to Elida 48-42.


Donte Johnson led all scorers with 25
points for Elida; Jesse Ditto landed 20 for
the Jays.

Varsity
St. Johns (56)
Andy Grothouse 7-10-24, Evan Hays 1-0-2, Aaron
Reindel 0-0-0, Ryan Hellman 0-0-0, Austin Heiing 1-02, Tyler Conley 1-2-4, Alex Odenweller 7-2-22, Jesse
Jackson 0-0-0, Robby Saine 0-0-0, Tim Kreeger 1-0-2.
Totals: 12-6-14/22-56.
Elida (46)
Clark Etzler 4-2-15, Masha Luster 1-0-2, Peyton
Smith 1-0-3, Jazz Howell 3-2-8, Logan Alexander
0-0-0, Baylen Stinson 3-2-9, Josh Press 3-0-9. Totals:
7-8-8/14-46.
Score by Quarters
St. Johns 15- 7-15-19-(56)
Elida 11-11- 8-16-(46)
Three-point goals: St. Johns, Odenweller 6; Elida,
Press 3, Etzler 2, Stinson 2, Smith.
Junior Varsity
St. Johns (42)
Owen Rode 2-0-2, Derek Klausing 3-0-9, Jesse
Ditto 9-2-20, Josh Warnecke 2-0-5, Seth Linder 1-0-2,
Owen Baldauf 1-0-2, Tyler Ledyard 0-0-0, Collin Will
1-0-2. Totals: 14-4-2/7-42.
Elida (48)
Trey Harris 1-0-2, Issac McAdams 2-0-4, Donte
Johnson 10-3-25, Ken Gray 2-1-6, Skyler Smith 1-0-3,
Daniel Unruh 3-1-8. Totals: 14-5-5/7-48.
Score by Quarters
St. Johns 10- 9- 8-15-(42)
Elida 16-14-6-12-(48)
Three-point goals: St. Johns, Klausing 3, Warnecke;
Elida, Johnson 2, Gray, Smith, Unruh.

hosts led 29-25 before a third-chance free throw by junior Grant


Wallace with 19.7 ticks left got the guests within 29-26.
Jefferson secured 26 boards (9 offensive) as Teman and
Dalton Hicks (4 assists) had five each; 10 turnovers and nine
fouls. They host Columbus Grove 6 p.m. Friday (junior varsity
tip) to open NWC action.
Perry was 2-of-6 at the stripe (33.3%); snapped up 22
boards (8 offensive); and totaled 14 errors and 25 fouls.
I have the utmost respect for Jared Poling. He and Trey
have been on the same AAU team and we know what kind of
player he is, Coach Smith added. He works extremely hard at
the sport and we knew what he us capable of. We knew we had
to slow him down or wed get beat. The thing about this team
is its willingness to accept and grow into its roles, like Jace,
Drew, Dalton, Grant; we did that tonight. I also know we are
going to have to go deeper at some point; I told those guys that
it will be their time at some point and to be ready.
In JV action, Perry led 35-8 at the half en route to a 47-30
victory.
Orion Monford topped the hosts with 13, while Tyler
Bratton (3 bombs) and Brenen Auer had nine apiece for the
visitors (3-1).

VARSITY
JEFFERSON (69)
Jace Stockwell 7-2-19, Drew Reiss 0-10-10, Josh Teman 0-2-2, Trey Smith
13-9-35, Dalton Hicks 0-0-0, Grant Wallace 1-1-3, Kurt Wollenhaupt 0-0-0. Totals
18-3-24-69.
PERRY (60)
Plummie Gardner 4-0-12, Orion Monford 0-0-0, Jared Poling 5-1-15, Jakoby LaneHarvey 7-0-14, Wesley Godfrey 1-0-2, Xavier Monford 3-1-7, Don Jordan 4-0-8, John
Hairston 0-0-0, Seth Poling 1-0-2, Brandon Neal 0-0-0. Totals 17-8-2-60.
Score by Quarters:
Jefferson 10 16 24 19 - 69
Perry 13 16 10 21 - 60
Three-point goals: Jefferson, Stockwell 3; Perry,Gardner 4, J. Poling 4.
JUNIOR VARSITY
JEFFERSON (30)
Alex Neubert 0-0-0, Caleb Lucas 0-0-0, Trey Gossman 0-0-0, Cole Arroyo 0-0-0,
Brenan Auer 2-4-9, Davion Tyson 1-0-2, Kyle Wreede 0-0-0, Alex Rode 3-0-6, Tyler
Bratton 3-0-9, Nick Long 0-0-0, Drake Schmitt 2-0-4. Totals 7-4-4/11-30.
PERRY (47)
Wanya Smith 2-1-6, Brandon Neal 2-0-4, Seth Sheriff 4-0-8, Trevon Smith 1-0-2,
Orion Monford 4-2-13, LaMonte Nichols 1-0-3, RJ Patton 2-0-4, John Hairston 2-2-6,
Logan Dray 0-0-0. Totals 13-5-5/10-47.
Score by Quarters:
Jefferson
6 2 11 11 - 30
Perry
18 17 7 5 - 47
Three-point goals: Jefferson, Bratton 3, Auer; Perry, Monford 3, W. Smith, Nichols.

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relationship is communication, and
you and Alex have been together long
enough that you should be able to
level with each other. His reluctance
to move forward may be something as
simple as a case of cold feet. It could
also be that hes had a change of heart
and doesnt want to be married. Not
all gay people do.
I dont think it would be pressuring
him to calmly ask if the idea of
being married is something that no
longer interests him. If this level of
commitment is what you want and
he cant give it to you, you deserve to
know.
DEAR ABBY: I have a teenage
grandson with an upcoming birthday.
For several years we have taken him
to a major sporting event for his
birthday. I get complimentary tickets
for this from work.
Last year he noticed that the
tickets were complimentary and
acted very disappointed. We had
spent more than $50 on refreshments
and souvenirs. Should we take him to

the game again this year, or opt for


something else? -- CANT WIN FOR
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DEAR
CANT
WIN:
Your grandsons reaction was
disappointing. He should have been
grateful to have been invited to share
the experience. It would have been
best to discuss his reaction at the time
it happened.
Before making up your mind about
what to do this year, ask him why he
acted the way he did. Feel free to tell
him it hurt your feelings. If it turns
out he was looking a gift horse in the
mouth, make plans to do something
else for his birthday this year, at your
discretion. Shame on him.
Dear Abby is written by Abigail
Van Buren, also known as Jeanne
Phillips, and was founded by her
mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact
Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com
or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA
90069.
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surgery. Three nonsurgical treatments are


particularly helpful:
ULTRASOUND.
T h e r a p e u t i c
ultrasound
sends
sound waves into
tissues near your hip
or knee. The sound
waves help to increase
blood flow, relax
muscle spasms and aid
healing. The therapist
applies gel to your
skin and glides an
ultrasound wand over
your skin around the
painful area. The wand
gives off sound waves,
which penetrate the
skin and enter the
deeper tissues.
THERAPEUTIC
E X E R C I S E .
Strengthening
the
muscles around a
damaged knee or
hip can help reduce
stress on a joint. For
example, your hips
have to do less work
to support your body
weight if the muscles
in
your
thighs,
buttocks and abdomen
are strong. Strong
thigh muscles can also
take on some of the
shock-absorbing work
normally done by
the knee. The proper
balance of strength in
surrounding muscles
can hold the knee and
hip joints in the most
functional and least
painful position.
Flexibility
exercises (to stretch
and relax specific
muscles) are another
important component
of an exercise plan
to
improve
joint

function. Ive put


descriptions
and
photos of a few knee
and hip strengthening
exercises
on
my
website,
AskDoctorK.com.
GAIT RETRAINING.
Knee
and
hip
problems
can
cause pain, restrict
joint movement or
weaken
muscles.
To compensate, you
may change the way
you stand, walk or
run. Over time, your
modified standing,
walking or running
patterns may further
injure your joints.
Its a vicious cycle.

A physical therapist
can analyze your
gait, or walking
pattern, and help you
learn to move more
efficiently.
I
eventually
needed
surgery:
My hip joint was
basically destroyed.
Im glad I had the
surgery, but Im also
glad I was able to
get relief from nonsurgical treatments.
For some of my
patients with hip or
knee pain, the nonsurgical treatments
are all they ever need.
(Dr.
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D E A R
B R U C E :
BRUCE: I am
My son just
being encouraged
graduated from
to switch my IRA
college. I told
from mutual funds
him he needs
into
annuities.
to start paying
I know nothing
rent
each
about annuities and
month to learn
wondered if you
responsibility
might give me a few
before he gets his own place. He suggestions as to which annuities
currently is seeking a job in his might be desirable. -- V.K.
field of choice and working 30
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hours a week at a car wash making encouraged by an annuity
$8 an hour. How much should I sales person. While there are
charge him a month? -- Diane
some decent annuities, the
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idea of charging your son a modest to your advantage. You didnt
rent is absolutely a requisite. mention your age, but the IRA is
There is no reason for him to live already giving you tax advantages.
at home for free once he graduates
I would be very cautious in
from college.
switching from a mutual fund to an
I certainly wish him well trying annuity. On the other side of that,
to find a job in his field of choice, mutual funds are not doing well
but that may be some weeks or right now, and you may consider
months away in todays world. At switching your mutual fund
least he is showing ambition by investments into conservative
working for little hourly pay -- its stocks. Even at a 3 percent or 4
more than nothing an hour, and a percent return, that will greatly
lot of kids would turn it down.
increase your return compared to
As to charging him, its more the diminishing returns offered
of a token than it is income currently by mutual funds.
for yourself. You could charge
(Send questions to bruce@
him $20 a week and put into a brucewilliams.com. Questions of
separate account, then when he general interest will be answered
gets established, give it to him. in future columns. Owing to the
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responsibility, which is what cannot be provided.)
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our wedding on hold.
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issues we dont have an active sex
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By Eugenia Last

MONDAY,
DECEMBER 15, 2014

Blondie

For Better or Worse

Beetle Bailey

You will need to streamline


your schedule in order to
triumph this year. Doing too
many things for others will
restrict your time to work on
your own priorities. Maintain
your focus and keep your life
simple. Figuring out how to say
no diplomatically will be your
lesson to learn.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23Dec. 21) -- It will be easier to


complete projects if you work
alone. Asking questions will
lead to interference. No one
needs a step-by-step accounting
of your actions. Dont make
unrealistic promises.

CAPRICORN
(Dec.
22-Jan. 19) -- Trust in your
judgment. You will not feel
satisfied if you try to live up to
someone elses expectations.
Reconsider your past choices
and make adjustments that suit
your current needs.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20Feb. 19) -- Money will come
to you from a quite unusual
source. Your knowledge will
be instrumental in helping
someone get a project off the
ground. Make sure you get
credit for your contribution.
PISCES (Feb. 20-March
20) -- Resist the temptation to
get romantically involved with
a co-worker. Relationship woes
could lead to a costly mistake
if you mix your business and
personal lives.

Pickles

Garfield

ACROSS
1 Boxers
move
4 Date ender,
sometimes
8 Apply
henna
11 Every
12 Fable writer
13 Oater star
-- Rogers
14 Dryad (2
wds.)
16 Hula strings
17 Withdraws
18 Sidled past
20 Gave supper
21 D.C. gun
lobby
22 Bolts
25 Curtain
holder
29 King in a
play
30 Machine
tooth
31 Lingerie
item
32 Successful
candidates
33 Ick!
34 Repast
35 Raga muffins attire
38 Flowerpot
spot
39 Performed
40 Mire
41 Live and
breathe
44 Scarlet - 48 Dixie fighter
49 Sand container
51 Countdown
number
52 A Muppet
53 The Real
World airer
54 Jazz instrument
55 Diva -Ponselle
56 Puppy
noise

2 Soothing
herb
3 Coalition
4 -- up (agitated)
5 Beliefs
6 Dip in gravy
7 Range of
influence
8 Antibiotic
9 Coupler
10 Got a load of
12 High mountains
15 Put off
19 Bit of paint
21 Almost, in
poems
22 Dart
23 Olin or
Horne
24 Sunrise
direction
25 Duds
26 Still snoozing
27 Jagged rock
28 Cabbage
cousin
30 Whey opposite

Saturdays answers
34 Award for
valor
36 NFL
events
37 This or
that
38 Pounce
40 -- Elena
41 Psyches
beloved
42 TV warrior princess

DOWN
1 Vise grips

TAURUS (April 20-May


20) -- Your romantic life is
heating up. Trying something
out of the ordinary will
introduce you to a fascinating
new group or connection.
A friend or relative will be
difficult to deal with. Remain
calm.
GEMINI (May 21-June
20) -- A beneficial change
to your career is imminent.
Potential professional partners
will want to find out more
about your ideas and will offer
suggestions that will help you
implement them effectively.

Born Loser

Hagar the Horrible

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)


-- If you are apologizing for or
constantly defending someone
close to you, it may be time to
reassess the relationship. Your
needs are just as important as
his or hers.

Marmaduke

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- A


neighbor will provide the final
piece of a puzzle that youve
been trying to solve with regard
to a new venture. A friendship
will develop if you socialize.

LIBRA
(Sept.
23Oct. 23) -- Your creativity
will be magnified today,
and new ideas must not be
disregarded. Approach projects
imaginatively. Find better ways
to reach your goals instead of
trying to cut corners.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov.
22) -- Try something new.
Use your unique talents and
expertise to make vocational
changes. Follow your heart and
let your skills speak for you.
Have faith in your abilities.
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Hi and Lois

Crossword Puzzle

ARIES (March 21-April


19) -- You will regret it if you
become involved with someone
or something inappropriate.
Keep your goals in sight and
stay focused on getting ahead
professionally and financially.

CANCER (June 21-July


22) -- Keep your cool. Your
position in the workplace may
be at risk if you have a falling
out with a colleague. Its time
to look into different ways to
increase your cash flow.

Barney Google & Snuffy Smith

The Herald 9

Monday, December 15, 2014

The Family Circus By Bil Keane

43 Alpine
goat
44 Large
casks
45 Strong, as
venison
46 Is, to
Pedro
47 Partythrowers plea
50 Incan
treasure

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Contest
(Continued from page 1)
All the houses were beautiful and we heard positive comments about them all. Thank you to all those who were willing
to participate in the contest. Your efforts truly added to the
holiday traditions of many Delphos residents and spread a
little Christmas cheer to those viewing your artistry.
Other contestants were:
Lois and Ken Blankemeyer, 628 E. Fifth St. The judges

Other winners in the


Make Christmas Bright
contest were, from top:
Second place went to
the Deitering house,
6060 Defiance Trail. The
judges were impressed
with the sheer number
of decorations in the
display. Third-place winner was the Larry and
Chris Wisher home, 1003
Park Avenue. The judges
felt very nostalgic when
viewing the decorations
at this house. The judges
SPIRIT Award went to the
Heiing home, 501 E. Third
St. The Heiing house
reflected a sense of pure
fun and holiday joy. (DHI
Media/Nancy Spencer)

00106359

Crunch
commented on the gold accents and the placement of decorations. They liked the blue and gold light combination.
Tracy Cantner, 615 S. Cass St. The judges liked the cute
look of the house and the use of multi-colored lights. The
house reminded them of Christmases of the past.
Leonard and Shirley Jarman, 604 N. Franklin St. This
house had a very pleasing appearance and the judges liked the
use of the blue lights against the white house.

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Last years open enrollment
season turned into a race to
salvage the reputation of the
White House by fixing numerous technical bugs that crippled HealthCare.gov from its
first day. With the website now
working fairly well, sign-up
season this year is a test of
whether the program itself is
practical for the people it is
intended to serve.
New wrinkles have kept
popping up, even with seemingly simple features of the
Affordable Care Act.
For example, most current
customers who do nothing will
be automatically renewed Jan.
1 in the plan they now are in.
At this point, it looks like that
is what a majority intends to
do.
While that may sound
straightforward, its not.
By staying in their current
plans, people can get locked
into a premium increase and
miss out on lower-priced plans
for 2015. Not only that, they
also will keep their 2014 subsidies, which may be less than
what they legally would be
entitled to for next year.
Doing nothing appears to
be a particularly bad idea for
people who turned 21 this year,
according to the Center on
Budget and Policy Priorities,
a Washington group that advocates for low-income people.
Researchers at the center
estimate that 21-year-olds will
see a 58 percent increase in

the sticker price for their premiums just because theyre a


year older. An age-adjustment
factor used to compute premiums jumps substantially when
a person turns 21. A 20-yearold whose premium was $130
per month in 2014 will see
the premium climb to $205 a
month in 2015, solely because
of that years difference.
Tax-credit subsidies can
cancel out much or even all of
the impact. But if consumers
default to automatic renewal,
their tax credits will not be
updated and they will get the
same subsidy as this year.
Even in the best possible
scenario of how many people
we can expect to come in, we
will still see a substantial number
of people defaulting, said Judy
Solomon, a health care policy
expert at the center. She worries
that some young adults may get
discouraged and drop out.
Reviews of HealthCare.
gov and state health insurance
exchanges are mixed.
An Associated Press-GfK
poll this month found that 11
percent of Americans said they
or someone else in their household tried to sign up since
open enrollment began Nov.
15. Overall, 9 percent said the
insurance markets are working
extremely well or very well.
Twenty-six percent said the
exchanges are working somewhat well, and 39 percent said
they were not working well.
The remaining 24 percent said
they didnt know enough to
rate performance.

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It is the year 2007 in Ethiopia. Ethiopias ancient
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what is Sept. 11 in our Gregorian calendar. The dates on
its calendar are seven years behind ours from September
to December, and eight years behind ours from January
to August.
Richard Nixon used his poker winnings to help
finance his first campaign for Congress in 1946 and won.
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What is grown on a lemonade tree?
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