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DELPHOS On Friday, all 4-year-old Keaton Catlett wanted to do was see Santa. While crossing the street with his mother, Keaton was struck by a car and his plans went awry. While in the ambulance, Keaton insisted he see Santa before traveling to the hospital. Not one to let a child down, BY HOPE YEN Santa promptly left his house The Associated Press on East Second Street and boarded the ambulance to hear WASHINGTON The Keatons Christmas wish. cash-strapped U.S. Postal According to reports, Service says it wants to move Keatons injuries were not quickly to close 252 mail life-threatening. processing centers and slow first-class delivery next spring, citing steadily declining mail volume. At a news briefing today, postal vice president David Williams said the agency wants to virtually eliminate the chance for stamped letters to The St. Johns boys basket- arrive the next day to help avert ball game slated for Friday at possible bankruptcy next year. Williams says the postal Crestview has been postponed service is not writing off firstto Dec. 28 with a 6 p.m. class mail but that it must JV start. Saturdays home respond to new market realities game vs. Elida is still on as in which people are turning scheduled (6 p.m. JV start). more to the Internet for email WEEKLY SCHEDULE communications and bill payTUESDAY Boys Basketball (6 p.m.): ment. The estimated $3 billion in Perry at Kalida; Parkway at reductions are part of a wideCrestview. Girls Basketball (6 p.m.): ranging effort by the Postal St. Johns at Van Wert; Elida Service to quickly trim costs at Spencerville; Ottoville at and avert bankruptcy. They Fort Jennings; Continental at could slow everything from check payments to Netflixs Columbus Grove (PCL). Wrestling: Van Wert at DVDs-by-mail, add costs to mail-order prescription drugs, Wapakoneta (WBL), 6 p.m. Swimming and Diving: and threaten the existence of Kenton at Van Wert, 6:30 newspapers and time-sensitive magazines delivered by postal p.m. carrier to far-flung suburban WEDNESDAY Wrestling: Columbus Grove and rural communities. That birthday card mailed at Cory-Rawson, 6 p.m. first-class to Mom also could THURSDAY Girls Basketball (6 p.m.): arrive a day or two late, if Columbus Grove at Jefferson people dont plan ahead. Its a potentially major (NWC); St. Johns at Coldwater (MAC); Spencerville at change, but I dont think conPaulding (NWC); Allen East at sumers are focused on it and it Lincolnview (NWC); Defiance wont register until the service at Elida (WBL); Kalida at goes away, said Jim Corridore, Antwerp; Ottawa-Glandorf analyst with S&P Capital IQ, at Van Wert (WBL); Ada at who tracks the shipping industry. Over time, to the extent Crestview (NWC). Wrestling: Elida at Celina the customer service experience gets worse, it will only increase Quad, 6 p.m. the shift away from mail to FRIDAY alternatives. Theres almost Boys Basketball (6 p.m.): nothing you cant do online that Antwerp at Fort Jennings; you can do by mail. Spencerville at Elida; Fort The cuts would close Recovery at Jefferson, roughly 250 of the nearly 500 6:30 p.m.; Ottoville at mail processing centers across Marion Local, 6:30 p.m. the country as early as next SATURDAY March. Because the consolidaBoys Basketball (6 p.m.): tions would typically lengthElida at St. Johns; Perry en the distance mail travels at Jefferson; Fort Jennings from post office to processing at Spencerville; Columbus center, the agency would also Grove at Ottoville (PCL); lower delivery standards for Lincolnview at Continental; first-class mail that have been Kalida at Archbold; in place since 1971. Currently, Coldwater at Van Wert. first-class mail is supposed Girls Basketball: to be delivered to homes and Ottoville at Bluffton, noon; businesses within the contiJefferson at Kalida, 1 p.m. nental U.S. in one to three Wrestling: Elida at Bob Powers Memorial Invitational, days; that will be lengthened to two to three days, meaning 9 a.m.; Jefferson/St. Johns/ Spencerville/Columbus Grove mailers could no longer expect next-day delivery in surroundat Lincolnview Invitational, ing communities. Periodicals 10 a.m.; Columbus Grove at Arcadia, 10 a.m. Swimming and Diving: Elida and Van Wert at Napoleon Invitational, 11:30 a.m. Co-Ed Bowling: Van Wert at Wapak, 10 a.m. (G) 1 p.m. (B)

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could take between two and nine days. The Postal Service already has announced a 1-cent increase in first-class mail to 45 cents beginning Jan. 22. About 42 percent of firstclass mail is now delivered the following day; another 27 percent arrives in two days, about 31 percent in three days and less than 1 percent in four to five days. Following the change next spring, about 51 percent of all first-class mail is expected to arrive in two days, with most of the remainder delivered in three days. The consolidation of mail processing centers is in addition to the planned closing of about 3,700 local post offices. In all, roughly 100,000 postal employees could be cut as a result of the various closures, resulting in savings of up to $6.5 billion a year. Expressing urgency to reduce costs, Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe said in an interview that the agency has to act while waiting for Congress to grant it authority to reduce delivery to five days a week, raise stamp prices and reduce health care and other labor costs. The Postal Service, an independent agency of government, does not receive tax money, but is subject to congressional control of large aspects of its operations. The changes in first-class mail delivery can be implemented without permission from Congress. After five years in the red, the post office faces imminent default this month on a $5.5 billion annual payment to the U.S. Treasury for retiree health benefits; it is projected to have a record loss of $14.1 billion next year amid steady declines in first-class mail volume. Donahoe has said the agency must make cuts of $20 billion by 2015 to be profitable. We have a business model that is failing. You cant continue to run red ink and not make changes, Donahoe said. We know our business, and we listen to our customers. Customers are looking for affordable and consistent mail service, and they do not want us to take tax money. Separate bills have passed House and Senate committees that would give the post office more authority and liquidity to stave off immediate bankruptcy. But prospects are somewhat dim for final congressional action on those bills anytime soon, especially if the measures are seen in an election year as promoting layoffs and cuts to neighborhood post offices.

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Six-year-old Miah Griner tells Santa Claus what she wants for Christmas this year at the Ottoville Winterfest on Sunday. The event kicked off with Santas arrival. Other events included Banjo the Clown and his amazing balloon-twisting magic (below), raffles and games.

West pledges continued Afghanistan support


BONN, Germany (AP) The United States and other nations vowed today to keep supporting Afghanistan after most foreign forces leave the country in 2014, as the nation faces an enduring Talibanled insurgency and possible financial collapse. The United States is prepared to stand with the Afghan people for the long haul, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton told a global conference on Afghanistans future that was overshadowed by the absence of key regional player Pakistan. The international community has much to lose if the country again becomes a source of terrorism and instability, she added. The Bonn conference is focused on the transfer of security responsibilities from international forces to Afghan security forces during the next three years, long-term prospects for international aid and a possible political settlement with the Taliban to ensure the countrys viability beyond 2014. Clinton stressed that in return for continued support the Afghans must live up to their commitments on taking difficult decisions to embrace reform, lead in their own defense and strengthen an inclusive democracy rooted in the rule of law. About 100 countries and international organizations were represented among the 1,000 conference delegates, including some 60 foreign ministers. Together we have spent blood and treasure in fighting terrorism, Afghan President Hamid Karzai said. Your

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Spencerville VFW hosts annual kids party

The Spencerville VFW held its annual Christmas Party for Underprivileged Kids, Sunday. Jevon and Tauron Moore, left, sit with Joyce and Jack Wiechart of Delphos, their sponsors for the afternoon.

continued solidarity, your commitment and support will be crucial so that we can consolidate our gains and continue to address the challenges that remain. We will need your steadfast support for at least another decade. Afghanistan is economically dependent on foreign aid and spending related to the huge military presence, currently totaling about 130,000 international troops. The country seeks assurance that donor nations will help fill the gap after most forces leave by 2015. Although donor nations will not commit to specific figures at the one-day session today, they will sign up to the principle that economic and other advances in Afghanistan since the ouster of the Taliban government in 2001 should be safeguarded with continued funding. Afghanistan estimates it will need outside contributions of roughly $10 billion in 2015, or slightly less than half the countrys annual gross national product, mostly to pay for its security forces, then slated to number about 350,000. The conferences final declaration outlines a series of mutual commitments for SEE WEST, page 2A

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Laugh-Incomic actor Alan Sues dies at 85


BY ANDREW DALTON The Associated Press LOS ANGELES Alan Sues, who brought his flamboyant and over-the-top comic persona to the hit television show Rowan and Martins LaughIn in the 1960s and 1970s, has died, a close friend said Sunday night. Sues died of cardiac arrest on Thursday at his home in West Hollywood, Michael Gregg Michaud, a friend since 1975, told The Associated Press. He was sitting in a recliner watching TV with his dachshund Doris who he loved in his lap, Michaud said. Sues had various health problems in the last several years, but the death came as a shock to friends, Michaud said. He was 85. A native Californian who moved to New York in 1952, Sues began his career as a serious actor and in 1953 appeared in director Elia Kazans Tea and Sympathy on Broadway. But he would be remembered for his wild comic characters. They included Big Al, an effeminate sportscaster, and Uncle Al the Kiddies Pal, a hung-over childrens show host,

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on Laugh-In, the TV phenomenon that both reflected and mocked the eras counterculture and made stars of Goldie Hawn, Lily Tomlin and many others. Sues also donned tights as the commercial spokesman for Peter Pan peanut butter, and appeared in the popular 1964 Twilight Zone episode The Masks. Fellow cast members and crew from Laugh-In remembered him as even more entertaining behind the scenes. Alan Sues was one of those guys even funnier in person than on camera, Ruth Buzzi, a costar who appeared in many skits with Sues, said on her Twitter account. Across a dinner table, over the phone ... hysterical. Well miss him. Executive producer George Schlatter, who would eventually bring Sues to Laugh-In after seeing him alongside future costar Jo Anne Worley in the OffBroadway comedy The Mad Show, said Sues was a free spirit, an outrageous human being and a love child. He was a delight; he was an upper, Schlatter told the Los Angeles Times, which first reported the death. He walked on the stage and everybody just felt happy.

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the decade following the troop withdrawal, strongly conveying that Afghanistan will not be left alone, a German diplomat said. On the other hand, there is a clear Afghan commitment do to its homework in terms of reform, fighting corruption, good governance and strengthening democracy, said the diplomat, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the summit conclusion was not yet made public. The international community also pledges to support the process of reconciliation with the Taliban, with its basic principles being no to violence,

no to terrorism and respect for the Afghan constitution and human rights, he said. Pakistan is a central player in regional efforts to improve trade and strengthen its weak economies. But its boycott has cast a pall over the session, because it points out that nations influence in Afghanistan and its ability to play the spoiler. Pakistan is seen as instrumental to ending the Talibanled insurgency in Afghanistan because of its links to militant groups and its unwillingness, from the U.S. and NATO perspective, to drive insurgents from safe havens on its soil where they regroup and rearm.

Ex-Miss USA Fakih arrested POLICE on drunk REPORT driving charge 4-year-old struck
HIGHLAND PARK, Mich. (AP) A lawyer for ex-Miss USA Rima Fakih says police in the Detroit enclave of Highland Park arrested his client on a drunken driving charge. Doraid Elder tells the Detroit Free Press that Fakih is very saddened and very apologetic for the situation that she is in right now. Elder says police arrested Fakih early Saturday. The 26-year-old Fakih was born in Lebanon. She was raised in New York and moved to Michigan in 2003. Her family lives in the Detroit suburb of Dearborn. She won the Miss USA Pageant in May 2010. Her reign ended June 19, 2011. She was the first Miss Michigan to win the title since 1993 and the first Arab American winner ever.

Sept. 9, 1929-Dec. 4, 2011 Eugene F. Utrup, 82, of Delphos died Sunday at his residence. He was born Sept. 9, 1929. On June 11, 1955, he married Alice Baldauf, who died Feb. 6, 2002. Survivors include two sons, Richard Utrup and Donald (Marilyn) Utrup of Delphos; three grandchildren, Jen (Corey) Larrow of Erie, Mich., Scott (Meggan) Utrup of Jamestown, Jessica (Ron) Black of Delphos; and seven great-grandchildren, Dawson, Evie and Gavin Larrow, Lilly Utrup, Mikayla Bennett, Xavier Watson and Victoria Black. Mr. Utrup was a farmer and member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. He loved farming and traveling to Eastern Ohio to the Amish area and bringing home treats for his family and friends. Mass of Christian burial will begin at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, the Rev. Melvin Verhoff officiating. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Harter and Schier Funeral Home, where a parish wake begins at 7:30 p.m. Preferred memorials are to St. Johns Parish Foundation.

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June 2, 1919-Dec. 3, 2011 Pauline Swartz Robins, 92, of Delphos, died at 5:05 p.m. Saturday at Baptist Convalescent Center in Kentucky. She was born June 2, 1919, to Frank and Rose (Martin) Boberg, who preceded her in death. She was married to the Rev. Lyle B. Swartz, who preceded her in death. She then married Stanley Robins, who preceded her in death in 1990. Survivors include a son, Jack (Ellen) Swartz of Toledo; two daughters, Judy NealyCrowe of Alexandria, Ky., and Pamela (Lawerence) Splane of Sterling Heights, Mich.; a brother, Ronald (Earlene) Boberg of Lima; a sister, Alice (Leo) Paglow of Holland, Mich.; nine grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren two greatgreat-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Melvin and Elvin; and two sisters, Mary Young and Wilma Smith. Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. Thursday at Harter and Schier Funeral Home. Burial will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday and from 10-11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Preferred memorials are to Calvary Bible Chapel or Lighthouse Assembly of God, both in Toledo.

Sept. 9, 1949-Dec. 2, 2011 Ronald S. Kraft, 62, of Elida died at 8:30 p.m. Friday, at his residence. He was born Sept. 9, 1949, in Elida to Arnold and Mildred Kathleen Paxson Kraft, who preceded him in death. Survivors include sisters Janice McDorman and Linda (Butch) Wallace of Delphos, Pam Berry of Elida and JoAnn (Tom) Peters of St. Marys; and brothers Jay D. Allen of Troy and Stephan (Tami) Kraft of Elida. He was also preceded in death by four brothers, Roger, David, Robert and Raymond Kraft. Mr. Kraft worked at CocaCola Bottling Co. He was a very soft-spoken, quiet man. Ronnie was always a person who would help anyone who needed it. Services will begin at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Harter and Schier Funeral Home, the Rev. Tim Smith officiating. Burial will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to the time of the service Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the family.

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A 4-year-old Delphos boy was struck by a car as he attempted to cross Fifth Street at the Main Street intersection Friday evening at 7:10 p.m. Mother Kelly Catlett told police she and her son, Keaton, were at the northwest corner of the intersection and had waited for their light to turn green. When they entered the roadway, a vehicle driven by Sara Ricker, 34, of Delphos made a left-hand turn from Main Street onto West Fifth Street and failed to see the Catletts, striking Keaton and knocking him to the ground. Catlett was transported to St. Ritas Medical Center by Delphos EMS. Ricker was cited for failure to yield the right of way at a crosswalk.

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LISA BERNARD-KUHN The Cincinnati Enquirer CINCINNATI (AP) Never mind the stalled-out housing market and unstable economy. A few local builders are rehabbing nine grand old houses expected to sell for half a million dollars or more among the priciest real estate in the city. Where? In Over-the-Rhine. Cincinnati Center City Development Corp. (3CDC) is teaming with local home builders on plans for Park Haus, a project that aims to remake 19th century, singlefamily houses in one of the most historic and poorest neighborhoods in the city. The new offerings are attracting suburbanites and young city dwellers alike and are the first single-family homes to be marketed in Over-the-Rhine since the nonprofit developer began remaking the neighborhood over five years ago. Like the renaissance of Harlems historic brownstone townhomes or Chicagos 19th century mansions in Wicker Park, planners hope Park Haus will help broaden Over-theRhines appeal and expand its revitalization. With Washington Park opening next year and the new School for Creative and Performing Arts, this provides more options for families that might consider moving here,

COLUMBUS (AP) Consultants studying how well Ohio State University programs comply with rules and requirements are ready to report on their progress to university trustees. The compliance review was launched earlier this year following the schools football memorabilia scandal that led to several player suspensions, the departure of coach Jim Tressel and an NCAA investigation. Consultants last month finished reviewing the schools compliance efforts and moved on to how well the university compares to other colleges and companies. They planned to give their next update to trustees today in Columbus.

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The communities of Delphos and Van Wert are truly fortunate to have outstanding public foundations that annually support numerous projects and events. The Van Wert Foundation has been instrumental in supporting organizations located within Van Wert County. Even various parts of Delphos have benefited including the Stadium Club, the Delphos Police Department and the Delphos Public Library to name a few. The Arnold C. Dienstberger Foundation in Delphos will be having its annual distribution of charitable grants this Tuesday evening. This year, more than 30 groups will be helped to the tune of $305,000. When you see the list of recipients, just stop and ask any one of them what that support means. We of the Museum of Postal History have once again been selected to receive funds that allow us to continue to be a vital part of the Delphos Downtown. Without the support of the AC Dienstberger Foundation we would simply cease to exist. Most people dont realize that we are registered with the State of Ohio and the Federal Government as a nonprofit charitable organization and as such monetary donations and donations of artifacts may be considered as a tax deductible contribution. Part of the fees paid by our travelers on our trips may be used as a tax deductible contribution. So now that you understand a little about our financial arrangements, it is time to unveil the trips for 2012. We have plans to see parts of the North, South and Eastern portions of our country. On July 11, 2012, we will board our Lakefront motor coach driven by our friend Jorge Bentacourt. Jorge has been by our sides at every trip we have taken but one and we will never make that mistake again. So where to this time? Nashville Tenn., will be our home for five (5) days and four (4) glorious nights. But what a home! We will be staying at the fabulous Gaylord Opryland Hotel. Only the best for the best! Or as we postal people always say: It only costs a little more to go First Class. My goodness you can even take a boat ride around the interior of part of the hotel; or walk the magnificent gardens and greenery. Youll find every type of restaurant, entertainment, and shopping all under one incredible glass roof. But you wont be lying around much in your hotel room. This trip we will be taking you to every No. 1 attraction from the Country Music Hall of Fame to dining on the General Jackson Showboat followed by a professional performance that you would expect to see on the stage at Radio City Music Hall in New York. How about an Opryland total experience: dinner, Grand Ol Opry radio show, and then walk the stage and backstage areas of the Opry seeing some of the artists and the personalized dressing rooms that have been home to so many big name stars. Stand on an original portion of the Ryman Auditorium stage that was implanted into the Opry. Youll hear stories about many of the artists some of whom will not even stand on that portion of the stage because it was so revered. There is so much more. Tours of the city, Belle Meade Plantation, the Parthenon and Centennial Park. Everything you could need or want to see is packed into this trip. $799 per person double occupancy will provide you with transportation, lodging, all the attractions, all the entertainment, a couple of meals, tips, fees you name it. This will be one trip you wont want to miss even if you have been there before. I cant believe we are able to put so much into this trip four (4) nights at a four star hotel for such a price. My goodness, I cant stop here. On the next trip, we are heading back to New York City with a whole new itinerary during the peak color season of the year. Our Lakefront coach will pick us up in Delphos on Oct. 8, 2012, to head to the number one spot for looking at the Fall foliage the Pocono Mountains. Our first night will be spent at the Mt. Airy Casino with everything a world class casino has to offer (fabulous food, money to gamble with, and first class rooms). Not ready to gamble? No problem. Were only a 10-minute ride away from the Crossroads Premier Outlet Mall with tons of shops (with your personalized coupon book in hand). Check out these fabulous stores the likes you may never have seen before. Then on to the Big Apple where we are staying in the Holiday Inn Express-Fifth Avenue. If you went to NY with us last time, this is the same hotel but the lobby and dining area will all be remodeled by then. What a great location, just blocks from Rockefeller Plaza, Times Square, and the Miracle Mile featuring the greatest department stores on earth. A lovely breakfast is included every morning I can still smell the fresh roasted coffee and those magnificent cinnamon rolls. Ah, but I digress. We will be taking in a Broadway play too early to pick out which one. Well cruise New York Harbor and around Manhattan Island on the deck of a Tall Ship Schooner. Some of our destinations include Lincoln Center, the Modern Museum of Art, the new World Trade Center memorial and museum, and the Cloisters. We are working on an hour long tour of Central Park while riding in a pedi-cab. Just sit back and let your personal guide pedal you around in this modern-day rickshaw. I did it last summer and it was one grand experience. Im almost out of space so more info to come. Poconos and New York City, five (5) days, five (5) nights from Oct. 8-13 all attractions, transportation and lodging will be $1,399 per person double, with triple and quad available. Call me for more information: Gary Levitt MPH Tours 419-303-5482.

Structural problems close Ohio library

LODI (AP) A roughly 6-year-old public library building in northeast Ohio is closed because of structural issues. Administrators of the Medina County branch library in Lodi say theyve been advised by the county prosecutors office not to provide details about the problems. The library was built with $4.2 million from a tax increase voters approved in 2003. Architect David Milling tells The Plain Dealer of Cleveland that timber beams may have separated because they werent completely dry during construction. He says the library contacted him about the beams months ago. Milling says if thats the structural problem, he doesnt think its a major one.

Marion Township Trustees


The Marion Township Trustees held their regular scheduled meeting on Nov. 28 at the Marion Township Office with the following members present: Howard Violet and Jerry Gilden. The purpose of the meeting was to pay bills and conduct ongoing business. The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved as read. The trustees reviewed the bills and gave approval for 24 checks totaling $15,031.72. Marion Township resident Fred Calvelage was present to address a water issue on Dogleg Road. After much discussion, Calvelage agreed to put stone in part of the area where he has put dirt to hopefully keep water off of the road during heavy rains. Road Foreman Elwer gave the trustees an application from Ft. Jennings Telephone Co. to bury fiber optic cable

says Sara Bedinghaus, a development officer with 3CDC. We get a lot of calls from people who are interested in living in Over-the-Rhine, but they are looking for more space than a condominium may offer. Weve had a hard time fulfilling those requests so far. 3CDC has had much success renovating Over-the-Rhines aging buildings, which make up the largest collection of 19th century Italianate homes in the country. To date, revitalization has resulted in more than 180 updated urban flats and condos, selling for $100,000 to more than $300,000. In 2009 the developer teamed with Over-the-Rhine Community Housing for its first town home offerings: City Homes, where prices go up to $275,000. The single-family homes of Park Haus are among the most expensive residential real estate to hit the market in the city in recent decades. Most price tags range from $500,000 to more than $700,000. Planners say the high costs arent driven by an abundance of luxury amenities or highend finishes. Instead, the prices are largely due to investment it takes to restore each buildings historic features and fully renovate the century-old relics so that they last another 100 years, said Chad Munitz, executive vice president with 3CDC. along Lehman Road, which the trustees signed. Fiscal Officer Kimmet gave the trustees an update on what decrease in funds will happen over the next two years and also revenue comparison from 2009, 2010 and 2011. Trustee Gilden said he received information from the Medical Mutual Insurance Co., the insurance provider for the township, there would be a 9-percent increase for 2012. The trustees decided to keep the policy as is and go along with the increase. The lease agreement with International for tractors no longer is available and the trustees have received bids to purchase possibly two tractors but made no decision. There being no further business, a motion to adjourn by Trustee Gilden was seconded by Trustee Violet and passed unanimously.

Ohio flooded

CLEVELAND (AP) Another batch of heavy rain has Ohio bracing for the possible return of the minor to moderate flooding seen last week along rivers and streams. The National Weather Service says northern Ohio could receive up to 1 inch of rain and southwest Ohio could be drenched by as much as 3 inches from the latest series of storms. The rain is expected to taper off tonight. The forecasters say the ground is already saturated from last weeks rainfall, so waterways could rise out of Numerous counties are under a flood watch through Tuesday morning.

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Monday, December 5, 2011

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Obama defends faith in US amid GOP critique


KEN THOMAS Associated Press WASHINGTON Republican Mitt Romney accuses President Barack Obama of considering America just another nation. To other GOP politicians running for the White House, Obama has apologized for the United States and is presiding over the nations decline. Now comes the counteroffensive. The president of the United States is defending his faith in America, confronting GOP efforts to undercut his leadership and raise questions about his patriotism as he seeks reelection. In the battle over American exceptionalism, Obama used a recent trip to Asia to highlight Americas role as the strongest and most influential nation on earth. In this election season, responding to the Republican critique is essential for Obama, the only incumbent ever compelled to show a birth certificate to defend his legitimacy. Sometimes the pundits and the newspapers and the TV commentators love to talk about how America is slipping and America is in decline, Obama said Wednesday at a New York fundraiser. Thats not what you feel when youre in Asia. Theyre looking to us for leadership. They know that America is great not just because were powerful, but also because we have a set of values that the world admires. We dont just think about whats good for us, but were also thinking about whats good for the world, he said. Thats what makes us special. Thats what makes us exceptional. Republicans have seized on American exceptionalism, a belief among many in the nation that the U.S. is special among global powers, and tried to portray Obama as expressing ambivalence about the promise of his own country. The message resounds with party activists who still admire President Ronald Reagan, who memorialized America as that Shining City on a Hill during the 1980s. We have a president right now who thinks Americas just another nation. America is an exceptional nation, Romney, a former Massachusetts governor, said during a GOP debate in Las Vegas last month. Even his campaign slogan Believe in America suggests that the current president doesnt. Others have tried to use it to their advantage. Texas Gov. Rick Perry, in an interview with Fox News

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One Year Ago St. Johns had almost 365 days to think about and mull over the bitter taste in their mouths because of the lastsecond loss to Norwalk St. Paul in last years Division VI state title game. Poor Shadyside. The Blue Jays completed their fourth unbeaten season (15-0) with a dominating, nearly perfect 77-6 victory over the Tigers Friday afternoon at Cantons Fawcett Stadium. 25 Years Ago 1986 Landeck Youth Group will hold its pancake and sausage breakfast Dec. 7 in the Landeck church basement. Officers of the group who have planned the breakfast are Mark Bonifas, Darlene Bonifas, Louise Miller and Randy Mueller. VFW recently defeated Hoge Lumber and Supply Co. of New Knoxville 26-20 in overtime to win the Delphos Flag Football Tournament at Stadium Park. Team members are waterboy Jamie Brown, Frank Wisher, Greg Gossman, Smokey Stant, Doug Fitch, Chris Grothaus, Toby Kimmett, Scot Boggs, Chuck Wilson, Scott Hamilton, Greg Dawson, Brad Rostorfer, Greg Dienstberger, Mark Jettinghoff, Chuck Bradshaw, Mark Koester, Jay Brown, Randy Kill and Jim Wilson. Roselawn Manor Nursing Home residents, Clara Pickering, Kenny Hooker and Nellie Morrison showed some of the items that will be on sale at the nursing home bazaar Dec. 6 at the Spencerville nursing home. The bazaar will feature ceramics, country and Christmas crafts, Christmas candy and cookies, a quilt raffle and a Teddy Ruxpin raffle. 50 Years Ago 1961 One hundred and ten members of the Delphos Country Club and their guests enjoyed a St. Nicholas party Saturday night at the club house northwest of Delphos. The December event was a gala affair with admission to the party gained by bringing a gift. The Country Club also furnished similar gifts which were numbered and later auctioneered off by Don Mox, a well-known local auctioneer. A Christmas vocal musical will be presented by students of Delphos Jefferson High School under the direction of Ann Oetzel Tuesday at a meeting of the American Association of University Women in Van Wert. Soloists for the program are Linda Brenneman, Sandra Swartz, Diane Long, Judy Swartz, Jack Rozelle, David Laman and David Lundgren. The narrator for the program will be Gordon Peltier. St. Johns Blue Jays went down to defeat at the hands of Toledo Central Catholic Sunday 64-55 in a game played at Toledo. Blue Jay Gene Klaus was high point man for the local club with 16 points on six fielders and four from the foul line. Jim Carder also scored in the double figures with 12. 75 Years Ago 1936 The Phi Delta Sorority pledges are conducting a campaign to sell tickets for a picture show which they are sponsoring. The show, Theodora Goes Wild, will be presented at the Capitol Theatre on Tuesday and Wednesday of next week. The proceeds from the show will be used for charity. The Rev. Fr. J. L. Sassen, Ph.D., present pastor of St. Louis Catholic Church at Toledo, has been named as rector of St. Johns Catholic Church in Delphos. Rev. Fr. H. B. Lammers, for 11 years assistant pastor at St. Johns here, will go to Miller City to become pastor of the church at that place. Mrs. H. M. Viel was hostess to the members of Sororis at her home on West Fifth Street Thursday afternoon. The meeting was opened by the group singing Christmas carols. Mrs. Arthur Moon read a paper on Christmas in Hollywood and a paper read by Mrs. E. Burnett dealt with Songs of Shakespeare.

Obama pushing payroll tax cuts

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WASHINGTON (AP) President Barack Obama wants voters to get involved in the debate over extending the reduced payroll tax and hes asking them to tell members of Congress to keep the cut in place. Let your members of Congress know where you stand, Obama said Saturday in his weekly radio and Internet address. Tell them not to vote to raise taxes on working Americans during the holidays. Tell them to put country before party. Put money back in the pockets of working Americans. Pass these tax cuts. Obamas address directs listeners to the whitehouse. gov website, where an online calculator lets them determine how much money its worth to them to continue the 2 percent reduction in the payroll tax that took effect this year. A family with income of $50,000 a year would pay $1,000 more in payroll taxes if Congress does not act by the end of this year to extend that reduction. Democrats want to expand the reduction in addition to extending it. Republican leaders say theyre committed to passing an extension, fearing political fallout if payroll taxes rise on Jan. 1 on 160 million wage-earners. The GOP rankand-file appears divided, with many Republican senators voting against an extension supported by their leadership this week. Theres also disagreement about how or whether to pay for any extension. Democrats favor a new tax on millionaires; Republicans prefer to cut federal spending. Were going to keep pushing Congress to make this happen. They shouldnt go home for the holidays until they get this done, Obama said in his address. And if you agree with me, I could use your help. Obama also took note of a new monthly jobs report out Friday that showed the economy added 120,000 jobs in November, a positive number. We need to keep this growth going and strengthen it, the president said. Republicans devoted their weekly address to promoting a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution, which is headed for a vote in the Senate after failing in the House last month. Democratic leaders worked aggressively to defeat the measure in the House, saying that such a requirement could force Congress to cut billions from social programs during times of economic downturn and that disputes over what to cut could result in Congress ceding its power of the purse to the courts. The result was that the amendment got majority support but fell short of the two-thirds needed to advance a constitutional amendment. Sen. Olympia Snowe, R-Maine, said the impending vote to amend the Constitution represents a choice between changing business as usual in Washington or embracing the status quo that we can no longer afford. The real reason many lawmakers dont want a balanced budget amendment is the exact reason why its so essential, Snowe said. They dont want their hands tied; they want to continue to spend without restraint.

Republican rivals hope to court Cain supporters


ANNE FLAHERTY Associated Press WASHINGTON A day after Herman Cain shuttered his Republican candidacy for president, struggling GOP hopefuls looked to pick up the fallen candidates tea party following and upset a primary dynamic that has pushed Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich to the forefront. Gingrichs campaign, ramping up its operations in early nominating states, was meeting with former Cain aides and advisers now looking for jobs. While Cains endorsement remained up for grabs, Gingrich and his rivals were looking to schedule one-on-one meetings this week with the former pizza executive. Reps. Ron Paul of Texas and Michele Bachmann of Minnesota said Sunday they expected Cain supporters would fall in line behind them because of their messages on limited government, despite their low standing in the polls. Meanwhile, lastplace rival Rick Santorum predicted he now had a good chance of winning the Iowa caucus. While such brazen predictions are probably overstated, the 11th-hour press comes ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press at a crucial time and could upset an already volatile race for the GOP endorsement. A month before the first vote is cast in the Iowa caucus and five weeks before the New Hampshire primary, most GOP candidates were looking to a week of heavy campaigning in Iowa ahead of the next debate, scheduled for Saturday. The stakes are possibly the highest for Mitt Romney, who could be hurt the worst if Cain supporters rally behind Gingrich. A lot of Herman Cain supporters have been calling our office and theyve been coming over to our side, said Bachmann. They saw Herman Cain as an outsider and I think they see that my voice would be the one that would be most reflective of his. Likewise, Paul said he was optimistic that Cains departure would reinvigorate his campaign. Were paying a lot of attention to that, because obviously theyre going to go somewhere in the next week or so, Paul said of Cains supporters. Santorum predicted that his campaign would pick up steam in coming days. We have a very strong, consistent conservative mes-

Bill OReilly last month, said Obama had traveled around the country making excuses for America, apologizing for America, saying that America is not an exemplary country. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich criticized Obama after 16 Latin American and Caribbean nations filed friend of the court briefs in a Justice Department lawsuit against a tough new immigration law in South Carolina, home to an important GOP primary. It makes you wonder what country does President Obama think he is president of, Gingrich said. Obama has given detractors ample material for their attacks. At a San Francisco fundraiser in October, the president talked about the importance of investing in education, new roads and bridges and other ways to build the economy. We used to have the best stuff. Anybody been to Beijing Airport lately? Obama said, asking what has changed. Well, weve lost our ambition, our imagination, and our willingness to do the things that built the Golden Gate Bridge and Hoover Dam. Republicans picked up on the comments, accusing Obama of calling Americans unambitious.

Cutting deficits harder than just talking about it


WASHINGTON The coming year-end spending spree after so much debate over budget deficits shows just how hard it is to stem the governments flow of red ink. Lawmakers are poised to spend $120 billion or so to renew a Social Security tax cut that averaged just under $1,000 per household this year. Theyre ready to commit up to $50 billion more to continue unemployment benefits to people out of work for more than half a year. And doctors have no reason to doubt they wont be rescued, again, from steep cuts in their Medicare payments. Combine that with the tax cuts and jobless benefits, and Congress could add almost $200 billion to the federal ledger this month. Thats why its excruciatingly difficult to cut the deficit, even when the House is dominated by tea party forces. The year-end spree follows the failure of three highprofile efforts at big deficit deals: talks led by Vice President Joe Biden; efforts by President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, to strike a grand bargain; and the ignominious cratering of a special deficit supercommittee before Thanksgiving. Each disintegrated in great measure over the question of taxes. But their failures also illustrate the tremendous difficulty in getting anyone to actually cut spending. The singular success in attacking the deficit this year came after a protracted battle this summer over whether to let the government continue borrowing. That fight finally produced a promise of more than $2 trillion in cuts over the coming decade. Even with those savings, new government borrowing would be on track to total four or five times that amount over the same period. The debt-deficit deal contained virtually no specific cuts to any program. Instead, it would reap $900 billion over 10 years by capping the annual day-to-day operating budgets of Cabinet agencies below inflation. The deal also set up the bipartisan supercommittee and told it to produce a plan that would cut $1.2 trillion more from future deficits. If the panel failed, as it did, the alternative was automatic spending cuts of a like amount to domestic and military programs.

sage that matches up better with Iowans than anybody else. And we think were going to surprise a lot of people, he said. Once surging in the polls, Cain dropped out of the race Saturday after battling allegations of sexual harassment and a claim that he had a 13-year extramarital affair. The Georgia businessman has denied the accusations. Gingrich, the former House speaker from Georgia, has so far been the biggest beneficiary of Cains slide. A Des Moines Register poll conducted Nov. 27-30 and released late Saturday found the former House speaker leading the GOP field with 25 percent support, ahead of Paul at 18 percent and Romney at 16. A separate NBC News/ Marist poll showed Gingrich beating Romney, 26 percent to 18 percent, among Republican caucus attendees in Iowa. Gingrich also is enjoying national popularity that could give him the momentum he needs to overcome deficiencies in the organization of his campaign. At the same time, Gingrich says he knows his surge in the polls could disappear if his opponents stage a comeback. The budget caps are indeed tough, but theyre also easy to support because most of the pain comes in the future. Likewise, the across-theboard cuts, which start in January 2013, wont cause any immediate hardship. With projected federal spending expected to total about $4 trillion each of the next two years, the August budget pact would cut spending by $25 billion in 2012 and by $115 billion in 2013, according to the Congressional Budget Office. Theyve sketched out the outlines but they havent painted the picture, and thats the hard part, said Robert Reischauer, president of the Urban Institute and director of the Congressional Budget Office during the deficit battles of the early 1990s. They have yet to make the tough decisions. No sooner had the budget deal been adopted than defense hawks such as Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., pledged to block nearly half a trillion dollars in automatic spending cuts for the Pentagon and its military contractors. I will not be the Armed Services (Committee) chairman who presides over crippling our military, said Rep. Howard Buck McKeon, R-Calif.

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Honda, OSU dole out math awards


Twelve Allen County high school seniors recently received the Honda/OSU Partnership Math Medal Award from Honda of America Mfg. Inc. and The Ohio State University. The award honors the top senior mathematics student in high schools near Honda operations in central and southwest Ohio for their achievements in mathematics courses throughout high school. Math Medal recipients are Cassidy Bevington, Jefferson High School; Garrett Diltz, Lima Shawnee High School; Zachary Diltz, Lima Shawnee High School; Austin Evans, Perry Local High School; Lucus Harnish, Bluffton High School; Michael Kahle, Lima Central Catholic High School; Brandon Keiber, Spencerville High School; Robin Klaus, Elida High School; Jason Lauf, Lima Bath High School; Jacob Lawrence, Allen East High School; Justin Rapp, Lima Senior High School; and Kaitlin Wrasman, St. John High School. This is the eighth anniversary of the Math Medal

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TODAY 7 p.m. Delphos City Council meets at the Delphos Municipal Building, 608 N. Canal St. Delphos Parks and Recreation board meets at the recreation building at Stadium Park. Washington Township trustees meet at the township house. 7:30 p.m. Spencerville village council meets at the mayors office. Delphos Eagles Auxiliary meets at the Eagles Lodge, 1600 Fifth St. 8 p.m. The Veterans of Foreign Wars meet at the hall. TUESDAY 11:30 a.m. Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff Street. 6 p.m. Weight Watchers meets at Trinity United Methodist Church, 211 E. Third St. 7 p.m. Delphos Coon and Sportsmans Club meets. 7:30 p.m. Alcoholics Anonymous, First Presbyterian Church, 310 W. Second St. WEDNESDAY 9 a.m. - noon Putnam County Museum is open, 202 E. Main St., Kalida. 11:30 a.m. Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff Street. 11:45 a.m. Rotary Club meets at the Delphos Eagles Lodge, 1600 E. Fifth St. 6 p.m. Shepherds of Christ Associates meet in the St. Johns Chapel. 6:30 p.m. Delphos Kiwanis Club meets at the Eagles Lodge, 1600 E. Fifth St. 7 p.m. Bingo at St. Johns Little Theatre. Delphos Civil Service Commission meets at Municipal Building. 7:30 p.m. Hope Lodge 214 Free and Accepted Masons, Masonic Temple, North Main Street. 9 p.m. Fort Jennings Lions Club meets at the Outpost Restaurant. THURSDAY 9-11 a.m. The Delphos Canal Commission Museum, 241 N. Main St., is open.

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Landeck raises $1,847 in math-a-thon

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Landeck Elementary School recently finished the St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital Math-A-Thon. The 47 students who participated raised a total of $1,847.75 this year. Since 1988, Landeck students have raised approximately $32,523.00 for St. Jude, which uses these funds to continue its lifesaving programs of research, patient care and education. Below are some students holding T-Shirts and backpacks received for collecting pledges and completing the Math-a-thon booklet. Front from left, Levi Rode, Gracie Renner and Karlyn Mawhorr; and back, Sebastian Umfleet and Minnie Miller.

Home heating assistance underway


LACCA is busy with the Winter Crisis Program to assist residents who are at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty guidelines. The program is for utility customers who may have one or both of their utilities in a disconnect status, or is shut completely off, or is seeking new service. The Winter Crisis Program also assists customers who have bulk fuel like propane who have 25 percent or less in their tanks. Many Allen County residents dont realize they are eligible for assistance. Regulated utility customer can received a onetime benefit up to $175 per season, Non-regulated, coal or wood customers may receive a one-time benefit up to $350 per season, and Propane or bottled gas customers may receive a one-time benefit up to $750 per season. The focus of the Winter Crisis Program is to provide assistance in order to maintain service for the customers primary heating source. Last year at the onset of the program the temperatures were unusually low and many customers stood in line to be among the designated number of walk-ins being seen for the day. Walk-in customers will sign in every morning at 7:30 and come back in the afternoon to be processed. The first two weeks of the program LACCA will be processing walk-ins who are completely and have no service. The Winter Reconnect Order (WRO) started on Oct. 17, 2011. The Winter Reconnect Order can be utilized by any AEP or Dominion customer regardless of income. The customer pays $175.00 to their utility company to either get reconnected, avoid disconnection, or to establish new service. Customers do not have to come in to LACCA to use the WRO they just need to call their utility provider and tell the provider they want to use WRO. Customers can apply for one time credit on their primary heating source by completing a HEAP application. An application can be picked up at LACCA or call and one will be mailed. If you have received an application in the mail from the Ohio Department of Development complete the application and mail back to the Columbus

Awards, presented by the Honda-Ohio State Partnership Program. This year 138 seniors, the highest number yet, received the award. The Central Ohio Region Math Medal Award event was held Nov. 3 at Honda of America in Marysville to honor top math students from 15 area counties. Family members, teachers and friends also were invited to the breakfast ceremony to share in honoring the students. Recognized as their schools top math student in the Class of 2012, each student received a pewter math medal, plaque and $100 gift card from Honda of America and Ohio State Universitys College of Engineering. In addition, the math medal award comes with a $3,000 scholarship opportunity at Ohio States College of Engineering for the 20122013 academic year. Over the past seven years, more than 60 Math Medal recipients have gone on to receive the $3,000 scholarship at Ohio States College of Engineering.

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Monday, December 5, 2011

Lady Jays saddle Roughriders


DELPHOS The St. Johns girls basketball unit controlled St. Marys Saturday afternoon, belting the Lady Roughriders 54-29 in nonleague action at Robert A. Arnzen Gymnasium. There was only one tie in this game at 2-2 early on before the Blue Jays (2-1) began to assert command with their combination of defenses (man-to-man and 3-2 zone) and 3-point shooting. They shot 9-of-32 from beyond the line for 28.1 percent (20-of61 overall for 32.8%), including 4-of-11 in the first period. Senior Courtney Grothouse (25 markers, 7 assists, 4 steals) netted two of her five game triples in the first period and eight points overall to pace the hosts. They led 16-5 at the end of one as the Riders Ashleigh Falk (6 points, 8 boards, 5 assists, 3 steals) hit the second-of-2 singles with 1:04 on the clock. We wanted to get off quickly today, especially against an athletic and highenergy but young St. Marys team. They showed an ability to dribble penetrate and get to the basket, Jays coach Dan Grothouse explained. I think we did a nice job, in both the man and the one, of denying that to them. We came out offensively with a lot of ball movement, finding the open person by making the extra pass. The Jays continued to hold down the young Roughriders (0-3) in the second period, limiting them to a 3-pointer by Molly Albert (11 counters, 3 treys) at 5:59. Grothouse set the Blue Jay pace with seven as the Jays seized a 34-8 edge on a triple from the right wing by junior Jessica Recker with 26 ticks left. We have a lot of inexperienced girls in there that are getting their first varsity experience, Memorial coach
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Jeffersons Decoda Bellman maneuvers Andrew Cade of Edgerton for a pin Saturday at the Montpelier Ironhorse Invitational. Pins like this in 1:03 helped the Wildcats finish 2nd in the 10-team opening meet of 2011-12.

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Final Standings: 1. Carey 5-0; 2. Edgerton 4-1; 3. Dixie 4-1; 4. St. Marys 3-2; 5. Coldwater 3-2; 6. Spencerville 2-3; 7. Urbana 2-3; 8. Tinora 1-4; 9. Lincolnview 1-4; 10. Elida 0-5. Round Robin: Round 1: Edgerton 42, Tinora 30; Carey 60, Urbana 9; Coldwater 63, Lincolnview 12; Spencerville 36, Elida 24. Round 2: Dixie 57, Spencerville 18; St. Marys 33, Coldwater 27; Carey 70, Lincolnview 10; Edgerton 65, Elida 9. Round 3: Edgerton 54, Spencerville 24; Carey 47, Coldwater 27; St. Marys 46, Urbana 33; Dixie 54, Tinora 18. Round 4: Tinora 36, Elida 24; Urbana 52, Lincolnview 18; Carey 57, St. Marys 24; Edgerton 35, Dixie 30. Round 5: Spencerville 36, Tinora 30; Coldwater 50, Urbana 15; St. Marys 66, Lincolnview 12; Dixie 63, Elida 6. Pool Matchup Records: Pool A: Carey 4-0, St. Marys 3-1, Coldwater 2-2, Urbana 1-3, Lincolnview 0-4. Pool B: Edgerton 4-0, Dixie 3-1, Spencerville 2-2, Tinora 1-3, Elida 0-4. Championship Round Scores 1st/2nd: Carey 51, Edgerton 30. 3rd/4th: Dixie 48, St. Marys 30. 5th/6th: Coldwater 63, Spencerville 15. 7th/8th: Urbana 42, Tinora 30. 9th/10th: Lincolnview 39, Elida 24.

Wildcat wrestlers open mat season on strong note MONTPELIER The Delphos Jefferson wrestlers started their 2011-12 season at the Montpelier Ironhorse Invitational Saturday where the Wildcats finished with a very strong 2nd place as a team out of 10 teams. The Wildcats finished second with 196 points to Ayersville with 251 points. The Wildcats had three champions, the first coming at 195 pounds as Colin McConnahea finished the day at 5-0. At 220, senior Curtis Miller went 5-0, as did junior 285-pounder Quinten Wessell. We also had Darren Edinger finishing second at 160 pound with a 4-1 record for the day, then finishing in third was Gaige Rassman (3-1) at 113, first-year Jefferson coach Mike Wilson noted. Finishing fourth were Chris Truesdale at 152 (4-1) and Tyler Foust at 182 (4-1). Other wrestlers with a good day were Austin Lee (3-2) and Decoda Bellman (3-2). Next up is the Lincolnview Invitational starting 10 a.m. Saturday. ----Carey grabs Sieski invite COLDWATER Carey won the 10-team Sieski Wrestling Memorial Wrestling Invitational Saturday at Coldwater. Elida, which came in 10th, only had seven wrestlers available: senior Adam Troyer at 132 (1-4, 6 team points); juniors Austin Arbogast (126; 4-1 - 3 pins and 1 decision; 21 points) and Kane Brookman (126; 3-1 - 2 pins and 1 major decision; 16 JV points); and freshmen Alec Cahill (145; 2-3 - 2 pins; 12 varsity points), Isaac Nichols (152; 1-4 - 1 pin; 6 varsity points), 16th birthday boy Zack Holycross (160; 5-0 - 4 pins and 1 forfeit; 30 varsity points) and Alex Dukehart (160; 0-5). I first will begin by saying that Im very proud of our mighty seven wrestlers today, Elida coach Kevin Bowers noted. Thanks to Miranda Paris for our statkeeping today. Thanks to our parents that were there supporting their Bulldog wrestlers. As well, thanks to the Coldwater community for running a great tournament. Elida is in a Celina quad match 6 p.m. Thursday. Spencerville is in Lincolnviews Invitational 10 a.m. Saturday.

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both went 4-0 on Saturday to lead the Columbus Grove wrestling team to a secondplace finish at the 5-team Cory-Rawson Duals. Windau who pinned all of his opponents and was voted as most valuable wrestler. Grove visits Cory-Rawson for a dual 6 p.m. Wednesday.
Team Standings: 1. Cory-Rawson 4-0. 2. Columbus Grove 3-1. 3. OttawaGlandorf 2-2. 4. Lima Senior 1-3. 5. Ada 0-4. Dual Meet Scores Round 1: Columbus Grove 42, OttawaGlandorf 21; Lima Senior 42, Ada 30. Round 2: Cory-Rawson 50, Ottawa-Glandorf 16; Columbus Grove 51, Lima Senior 15. Round 3: Cory-Rawson 51, Columbus Grove 21; Ottawa-Glandorf 37, Ada 9. Round 4: Cory-Rawson 60, Ada 18; Ottawa-Glandorf 33, Lima Senior 30. Round 5: Cory-Rawson 63, Lima Senior 12; Columbus Grove 53, Ada 15. CG 42, OG 21 106 Double Void 113 Tregg Keysor (CG) pinned Austin Escobedo (OG) :33 120 Brett Sampson (CG) won by void 126 Christian Stechschulte(CG) won by void 132 Double Void 138 Mathias Klausing (OG) dec. over Dylan Kleman (CG) 2-1 145 Jacob Siebeneck (OG) pinned Tyler Schroeder (CG) 3:16 152 Hunter Giesige(CG) pinned Ralph Recker (OG) 1:26 160 Alec Gladwell (CG) dec over Wayne Erford (OG) 5-2 1 7 0 Brandon Benroth (CG) dec over Derek Ebbeskotte (OG) 8-3 182 Jacob Wells (OG) pinned Marty Stever (CG) 3:56 195 Gavin Windau (CG) pinned max Inniger (OG) 1:43 220 Wyatt Karhoff (OG) won by void 285 Alex Shaffer (CG) won by void CG 51, Lima Senior 15 106 Double Void 113 Tregg Keysor (CG) pinned Chris Holbrook (LS) 2:27 120 Brett Sampson (CG) won by void 126 Andrew Williamson dec over Christian Stechschulte(CG) 17-11 132 Hunter Vermillion (LS) won by void 138 Tyler Schroeder (CG) won by void 145 Dylan Kleman (CG) dec over Quay Brown 6-2 152 Hunter Giesige(CG) pinned Chris Proby (LS) 2:34 160 Alec Gladwell (CG) pinned LaQuan Odom (LS) 1:57 170 Brandon Benroth (CG) pinned Danny Garundisch (LS) 2:24 182 Marty Stever (CG) pinned Alex Wick (LS) :45 195 Gavin Windau (CG) pinned Alex Moore (LS) 2:28 220 Jermaine Springer (LS) won by void 285 Alex Shaffer (CG) won by void Cory-Rawson 51, CG 21 106 Devin Meyer (CR) won by void 113 Tregg Keysor (CG) won by void 120 Zach Smith(CR) pinned Brett Sampson (CG) 3:29 126 Austin Swisher (CR) Christian Stechschulte(CG) :43 132 Double Void 138 Austin Brown (CR) dec over Tyler Schroeder (CG) 8-7 145 Dylan Kleman (CG) dec over Dylan Hartman (CR) 8-7 152 Justin Simpson (CR) pinned Hunter Giesige(CG) 4:15 160 Corson Hummel (CR) pinned Alec Gladwell (CG) 5:45 170 Austin Heath(CR) pinned Brandon Benroth (CG) 4:29 182 Marty Stever (CG) pinned Trevor Miller (CR) 1:17 195 Gavin Windau (CG) pinned Chase Oler (CR) 1:35 220 Nathan Davis (CR) won by void 285 Mitch Karhoff (CR) pinned Alex Shaffer (CG) 3:29 CG 53, Ada 15 106 Double Void 113 Tregg Keysor (CG) won by void 120 Brett Sampson (CG) won by void 126 Christian Stechschulte (CG) won by void 132 Double Void 138 Tyler Schroeder (CG) won by void 145 Dylan Kleman (CG) pinned Matt Higgins(A) :47 152 Hunter Giesige (CG) won by void 160 Austin Windle (A) dec. Alec Gladwell (CG) 4-2 170 Brandon Benroth (CG) tech fall over Noah Beach (A) 17-1 182 Justin Woodland pinned Marty Stever (CG) 4:50 195 Gavin Windau (CG) pinned Brady Pitney (A) :30 220 Jared Woodland (A) won by void 285 Alex Shaffer (CG) pinned Joey Vermillion (A) 2:38 Those wrestling in JV matches for Grove were: Robert Lindeman (3-0, 3 pins); - He recorded a record of 3-0 with 3 pins); Will Selhorst (2-0, 2 pins); Johan Shank (2-0, 2 pins); Conner Schroeder (1-1, 1 pin); Andrew Burgei (1-1, 1 pin); Thomas Prichard (1-1, 1 pin); Kenny Smith (1-1, 1 pin); Blake Dunifon (1-1, 1 pin); and Jay Elsberry (0-2).

St. Johns senior Shelby Reindel swats a shot by St. Marys Ashleigh Falk as Lady Jay teammates Madison Zuber and Courtney Grothouse move in to help Saturday afternoon at Arnzen Gymnasium. The host Jays won by 25. Kelly Fullmer noted. Our motto this year is back to the basics. For us, its learning things we havent before and getting it going. We are struggling with things as simple as catching the ball. St. Marys had a bit more success scoring the ball in the third period but not a whole lot. They scored 10 in the canto but the closest they could get was 22 twice. On the other end, Grothouse dropped in seven more but it was a 3-ball by junior Madison Zuber from the right wing with 50 ticks showing that gave them a 46-18 spread. The nearest the visitors could get in the finale was 20 46-26 as the teams emptied their benches. We spent a lot of the past week working on playing at a consistently-high intensity. I didnt feel we did that at the Kewpee Classic at Bath last weekend, Grothouse added. We had it in spots but not on a regular-enough basis. We know that every opponent we face will be a tough one and we have to come out with high intensity and maintain it over 32 minutes; we have

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guys, Fort Jennings coach John Von Sossan said. We just have to see if they can sustain it the rest of the season. Ayersville came out strong FORT JENNINGS - The Fort Jennings boys basketball in the first quarter, taking a 9-0 lead with a triple by team did not win a Brayton Martin. The game at all last season Musketeers went on a and lost the first one 14-5 tear to close out this season, as well as the opening quarter the last in 2009-10. with a 14-14 tie. Saturday night, the The Musketeers Musketeers got that took their first lead 800-pound gorilla off at the 5:10 mark of their backs, improvthe second quarter ing to 1-1 in getting with a 3-pointer from a big 72-48 victory Chad Recker. Two over Ayersville on the Kohli back-to-back layups court of The Fort for by Recker gave Fort Jennings their first win in 23 games. Senior Jeremy Kohli fin- a 21-16 lead. The Musketeers ished with a career-high 28 kept a 4-point lead going into points and 12 rebounds for the the break, 29-25. The Pilots quickly came Musketeers. His effort led the Musketeers in shooting a tor- back at the 7:21 mark of the rid 61 percent from the field third quarter when Clay Fry (29-of-47; 3-of-7 downtown). sank one from behind the arc, Its nice to see some of bringing Ayersville to a tie, the hard work pay off for these 29-29. Fort Jennings ended
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the third quarter with backto-back buckets from Kohli to take a 47-37 lead. The fourth quarter was dominated by the Fort Jennings Musketeers, outscoring the Pilots 25-11 and picking up the non-league victory over the Pilots. The Jeremy Kohli I was looking for tonight played very well, Von Sossan added. I have faith in him and he has faith in me and I just hope he continues to play that well the rest of the season. I was also impressed with Chad (Recker) giving us some spark in the first half and finishing strong. Recker finished with 15 points while Chad Warnecke had 14 points and seven rebounds for the hosts. They counted 11-of-15 from the line (73%) and added 31 caroms and 20 errors. The Pilots (0-2) offensive attack was led by Jared

VARSITY ST. MARYS MEMORIAL (29) Alex Spencer 1-0-2, Bailey Gottschalk 0-0-0, Ashleigh Falk 2-2-6, Reagan Aller 1-0-2, Molly Albert 4-011, Mallory Kill 1-0-2, LeeAnn Bertke 0-0-0, Kelsey Rohrbach 0-0-0, Kelly Heitkamp 1-1-4, Paige Dicus 1-0-2. Totals 11-3-29. ST. JOHNS (54) Courtney Grothouse 9-2-25, Madison Zuber 1-0-3, Emilie Fischbach 0-0-0, Christie Carder 1-0-2, Shelby Reindel 2-2-7, Katie Vorst 4-1-9, Erica Saine 1-0-2, Jessica Recker 2-0-6, Madison Kreeger 0-0-0, Julie Bonifas 0-0-0. Totals 20-5-54. Score by Quarters: St. Marys 5 3 10 11 - 29 St. Johns 16 18 12 8 - 54 Three-point goals: St. Marys Memorial, Albert 3, Heitkamp; St. Johns, Grothouse 5, Recker 2, Saine, Reindel. ----JUNIOR VARSITY ST. MARYS MEMORIAL (13) Bailey Gottschalk 1-1-3, Rachel Meier 1-0-2, Heather Wale 0-0-0, Erin Kinkley 0-2-2, Jenna Wale 0-0-0, Skylar Liming 1-1-3, Kelsey Rohrbach 1-0-2, Shelbee Kovar 0-1-1, Hanna Tobin 0-0-0. Totals 4-5/10-13. ST. JOHNS (41) Tara Vorst 1-0-2, Rebekah Fischer 4-2-10, Brooke Zuber 3-0-6, Emile Grothouse 0-0-0, Liz Winhover 0-1-1, Madison Kreeger 1-1-3, Halie Benavidez 1-2-4, Casey Schnipke 1-03, Sam Kramer 1-0-2, Samantha Wehri 1-0-2, Amanda Boberg 1-0-2, Colleen Schulte 2-2-6. Totals 16-8/14-41. Score by Quarters: St. Marys 3 5 2 3 - 13 St. Johns 14 10 11 6 - 41 Three-point goals: St. Marys Memorial, none; St. Johns, Schnipke.

to shorten the lulls. We got better this week. As well, we are still trying to find roles and get comfortable in those roles. All of that will get better as we keep addressing it and we gain confident; the uncertainties will lessen. The Jays outboarded their guests 42-29 (23-6 offensive) and forced 23 miscues (12 of their own). St. Marys shot 11-of-34 overall (4-of-12 downtown) for 32.4 percent and 3-of8 singles (37.5%). They added 13 fouls and will host Shawnee Thursday. The Jays were 5-of-11 from charity (45.5%) and had 13 fouls. They visit Van Wert 6 p.m. (junior varsity start) Tuesday. The Lady Jays evened their JV mark at 1-1 with a 41-13 stomping of the Roughriders (0-3). Freshman Rebekah Fischer led the victors with 10.

Lamb with 14 points and six rebounds. Fry finished with 11 points and Martin 10. They shot 19-of-58 from the floor (4-of-21 treys) and 6-of-14 from the line. They totaled 17 boards. The Musketeers also won the junior varsity contest 34-26. Jennings hosts Antwerp 6 p.m. Friday.
AYERSVILLE (48) Colton Relyea 1-0-2, Brayton Martin 4-0-10, Fry 4-3-11, Jared Lamb 5-3-14, Trey Bauman 2-0-4, Charlie Florence 0-0-0, Jacob Smith 1-0-2, Kevin Zimmerman 1-0-2, Anton Jerna 1-0-3. Totals 15-4-6/14-48. FORT JENNINGS (72) Jeremy Kohli 12-4-28, Chad Recker 5-2-15, Cody Warnecke 5-4-14, Kurt Warnecke 2-1-6, Tyler Wiedeman 2-0-4, Nick Von Sossan 1-0-3, Dylan Eldridge 1-0-2, Nolan Neidert 1-0-2, Brandon Kohli 0-0-0. Totals 26-3-11/15-72. Score by Quarters: Ayersville 14 11 12 11 - 48 Fort Jennings 14 15 18 25 - 72 Three-point goals: Ayersville, Martin 2, Lamb, Jerna; Fort Jennings, Recker, K. Warnecke, Von Sossan. JV score: 34-26 (Fort Jennings).

LadyCats get win over young Titan team


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Adams jumper lifts Knights to VW title


By BRIAN BASSETT and KEVIN WANNEMACHER Times Bulletin sports@timesbulletin.com VAN WERT The Crestview Knights and Van Wert Cougars squared off Saturday night in the Van Wert Hospital Tip-Off Classic championship game at Van Wert High School. The Knights won in dramatic fashion as a Nick Adam jump shot in the final seconds gave them the 44-42 victory. Crestviews Dallis Gibson started off the action with a layup to give the Knights a 2-0 lead. Joe Moonshower answered with a bucket for the Cougars and a Jacob Myers jump shot gave the Cougars an early 4-2 lead. Gibson scored

OTTAWA The Kalida Lady Wildcats girls basketball team used their quickness and toughness as they beat the young Ottawa-Glandorf Titans basketball team Saturday afternoon 47-39 on The Supreme Court at O-G High School. Kalida improves to 2-1 while Ottawa-Glandorf falls to 0-2. The Wildcats started off strong in taking a 7-2 lead with a steal and layup by Summer Holtkamp. Kalida took a 13-8 first-quarter lead with a layin by senior Haley McIntyre on an assisted by classmate Nicole Kaufman. Brandi Merschman hit the boards strong with an offensive rebound and putback to give Kalida a 18-10 lead at the 2:58 mark of the second quarter. Sophomore Kristen

Miller nailed a trifecta, pulling the Titans within seven at the break, 20-13. The third quarter action started off well for Kalida as Julia Vandermark hit a triple, giving them their largest lead of the night, 32-22. OttawaGlandorf Danielle Schroeder stepped up big in the last minute of the third quarter, hitting back-to-back jumpers to pull the Titans within five. The fourth quarter was led by Kalida as they pulled away with Merschman getting two buckets in the last two minutes of the game to account for a 45-35 lead with 1:09 to play. Lady Wildcats held off to win their second game in a row. It was the same as the other night; when we build up the lead but then cant find a way to take over. We finished better tonight, Kalida coach Adam Huber said. We got some stops when we needed to and did enough to win.

Vandermark led the Kalida offense with 13 points. Merschman had nine points and 10 rebounds. McIntyre had six points and eight rebounds. Amy Smith added six points and five steals along with six rebounds and Kaufman also added six points and three steals. Kalida canned 18-of-51 shots (4-of-11 from 3-point range) and 7-of-12 singles. They grabbed 34 rebounds (15 offensive) and turned the ball over 27 times. I just have to keep telling myself that these girls are young and every time we step out on the floor, it is a learning experience, OttawaGlandorf coach Lori Smith said. We are taking girls that were eighth-graders last year and putting them on the floor. They show us that they compete they just need to learn how to play smarter and not force as many turnovers. Miller had a team-high

10 points for the Titans. Niki Ellebrock had eight points and Elissa Ellebrock had six points and eight rebounds. Schroeder finished with eight points. O-G connected on 15-of-41 shots (4-of-12 long range) and 5-of-8 on free throws. They collected 23 boards (7 offensive) and 31 miscues. Kalida visits Antwerp 6 p.m. Thursday.

KALIDA (47) Summer Holtkamp 1-1-3, Julia Vandemark 4-3-13, Nicole Kaufman 2-0-6, Alexis Wurth 0-0-0, Kaylyn Verhoff 1-2-4, Amy Smith 3-06, Elizabeth Turnwald 0-0-0, Haley McIntyre 3-0-6, Brandi Merschman 4-1-9. Totals 14-4-7/12-47. OTTAWA-GLANDORF (39) Niki Ellerbrock 3-1-8, Michelle Maag 0-0-0, Elissa Ellerbrock 2-2-6, Kristen Miller 4-0-10, Chelsea Maag 0-0-0, Libbey Recker 1-0-2, Molly Closson 0-0-0, Makenzie Everett 1-0-3, Danielle Schroeder 3-2-8, Kialee Koch 1-0-2. Totals 11-4-5/8-39. Score by Quarters: Kalida 13 7 14 13 - 47 O-G 8 5 16 10 - 39 Three-point goals: Kalida, Vandemark 2, Kaufman 2; OttawaGlandorf, Miller 2, N. Ellerbrock, Everett. JV score: Ottawa-Glandorf won.

-----Windau, Keysor lead Grove matmen to 2nd at Cory-Rawson Duals MT. CORY Gavin Windau and Tregg Keysor

again to tie the game at the 5:05 mark of the first quarter. Baskets by Gibson and Damian Helm capped a Knight rally which saw them take a 10-4 lead.
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By JIM METCALFE

Ottovilles Rachel Turnwald looks for an outlet versus the defense of Lincolnviews Kaylee Thatcher Saturday afternoon at Lincolnview. The Lady Greens size was too much for the Lancers in a 67-32 rout.

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Lady Green destroys Lancers


Kirk Dougal Times Bulletin Editor-in-Chief kdougal@timesbulletin.com MIDDLE POINT Ottoville traveled to Lincolnview High School on Saturday afternoon to take on the undefeated nearby neighbor. The Big Green proved to be just that too big for the Lady Lancers to handle as the visitors rolled to a 67-32 nonconference victory. Lincolnview has only one player on their roster listed above 5-7 and Ottoville did exactly what they needed to do to open up an early lead, pounding the ball down into the block and either taking the close shot or kicking it back out for open jumpers when the Lady Lancers doubled- or tripled-down. We got a lot of really good players, said Ottoville coach Dave Kleman. Its one of those years where were blessed with a lot of talent. They play hard, have good athletic ability and are pretty good basketball players. Were still a work in process but the scary thing is we can get a lot better, a lot better. Especially on the defensive end. Ottoville started the game by doing what it would do most of the night - make good entry passes into the block - by finding Megan Bendele down low for a bucket. In fact, the Lady Green scored the first three buckets before Lincolnviews Claire Dye got loose for a layup when breaking the press. Ottoville pushed the pace of the game on both the defensive and offensive ends of the court. In the first half especially, the Big Green pressure forced turnovers, 14. On the offensive side, complete control of the defensive boards allowed Ottoville to try to fast break as much as possible, trying to score before Lincolnview could set their 1-3-1 zone. The Big Greens dominance inside was apparent in every phase of the game. Patrolling the lanes were 6-2 Abby Siefker and 6-1- Rachel Beining and they did a good

job of receiving entry passes from the wing as well as running the high/low posts with Beining often dumping the ball down from the elbow to Siefker. The two also took care of the boards as Ottoville outrebounded Lincolnview 41-16 on the afternoon. Siefker grabbed eight and Beining had 11 of the teams total. They were so dominant, in fact, the Lady Lancers did not grab their first carom until Kaylee Thatcher got one with only 3:15 remaining in the first quarter. Ottoville was led in scoring by Siefker with 20 points while Beining added 10. They were 25-of-51 from the field for 49 percent shooting, including a solid 3-of-8 (37.5%) from beyond the arc. The Lady Green were 14-of22 from the charity stripe for a 63.6-percent clip. Lincolnview was led by Claire Dyes nine points and Kaitlyn Brant added eight. The Lady Lancers were only 12-of-42 shooting from the field for 28.6 percent. They were 1-of-6 (16.6%) from the 3-point line and 7-of-12 (58.3%) from the free-throw line. Kaylee and Julia Thatcher each had four rebounds to lead the Lancers. Ottoville handily won the rebounding battle 41-16 but the turnovers were much closer. Each team won a half but the Big Green came out on top for the contest, 18-22. With the win, Ottoville goes to 3-0 on the season while Lincolnview falls to 2-1. In the junior varsity contest, Ottoville came away with a 37-32 win. Ottoville visits Fort Jennings 6 p.m. Tuesday, while Lincolnview hosts Allen East Thursday.
Ottoville Turnwald 1-0-2, Bendele 4-0-8, Koch 3-0-8, Mangas 0-0-0, Vorst 0-5-5, Kaufman 2-37, Kramer 3-0-7, Beining 4-2-10, Schimmoeller 0-0-0, Siefker 8-4-20. Totals 25-14-67. Lincolnview Miller 0-0-0, K. Thatcher 2-2-6, Gorman 0-0-0, C. Dye 4-0-9, K. Dye 1-1-3, J. Thatcher 0-0-0, Stemen 0-4-4, Peel 0-0-0, Brant 4-0-8, C. Springer 1-0-2, D. Springer 0-0-0. Totals 12-7-32. Score by Quarters: Ottoville 17 16 15 19 67 Lincolnview 9 9 8 6 32 Three-point goals: Ottoville 3 (Koch 2, Kramer); Lincolnview 1 (C. Dye).

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DELPHOS Sidney Lehmans pressure defense caused all kinds of problems for the Jefferson boys basketball team Saturday night at The Stage of Jefferson Middle School Auditorium. The Wildcats spent the rest of the night chasing the Cavaliers, taking a brief lead late before falling 60-58 in non-league action. The Cavaliers (1-0) used a 2-2-1 3/4-court and full trapping defense to force 25 miscues on the inexperienced Wildcats (0-2). Ten of them came in the first period, limiting the Red and White to only 11 shots (21-of-47 for the game, 5-of-12 downtown, for 44.7%), making four. On the other end, the free-wheeling Cavaliers squeezed off 23 attempts (23-of-74 for the night, 8-of-34 long range, for 31.3%), downing eight. They took the lead with a 7-0 spurt in the last half of the period and led by as much as 19-11 before Delphos junior Dakota Stroh hit two singles with 6.1 ticks showing for a 19-13 deficit. With Lehman missing its first six shots of the second period, the Wildcats got within 19-17 on a triple by sophomore Austin Jettinghoff (18 markers, a pair of treys) at 5:10. The rest of the stanza was one of giveand-take, with the visitors having the last spurt: 6-0 on 3-balls by Alex Baker (12 counters) and senior Soloman KingWhite (game-high 23 markers, 7 assists, 6 steals; adding 11 boards) his third of the canto to take a 33-23 edge with 1:11 left in the half. They rattled us at the start; their pressure wasnt unexpected. We simply had to settle down, Jefferson coach Marc Smith acknowledged. Once we adjusted to it and got settled, we started to attack the basket more. We missed some

After falling behind by 10 at the half, the Jefferson Wildcat boys got their offense going with drives to the basket by senior Nick Dunlap Saturday night at The Stage. However, they could not hold off the Cavaliers and lost by 2.
good chances but I was pleased with our aggression. The Wildcats got back into the game on the strength of their rebounding, outboarding the taller Cavaliers 50-37 (1516 offensive), as sophomore Ross Thompson was a demon on the glass with 18 boards (7 counters). That continued into the third period; after Lehman twice went up 13, the Cats steadily battled back and got within 43-42 at 1:54 when freshman Nick Fitch put a deuce in. However, James Rego (7 caroms) got a secondchance basket at 1:00 to finish the stanza at 45-42, Sidney. The battle was joined even more so in the finale. The Wildcats took their first lead since early in the contest at 49-48 on a layup by Thompson at 5:31. However, the killer
another time. Hurless threw the ball the length of the court but the Knight defense batted it away to secure the victory. From the get-go, I thought our kids had a sense of purpose and confidence, which was good to see. I think last night, winning that close game and doing some good things down the stretch, carried into tonight. At the beginning of the year, youre trying to find new roles and identities. Weve got a lot of new faces on the floor; thats good to see. The growth from last night to tonight was good and we need to continue that, Crestview coach Jeremy Best said. Van Wert coach Dave Froelich said the run the Knights put together at the start of the third quarter hurt the Cougars: Obviously, it came down to a possession situation; we left a lot out there and [Crestview] had a lot to do with that. The biggest key was the start of the second half. We dug a hole and went down 11. We worked hard to get back but we werent real consistent offensively. It was a tough game and they hit the winner. Crestview moves to 2-0 on the young season. Adam paced the Knights with 14 points, Etzler added nine. The Cougars fall to 1-1 on the season. They were led by Myers with 12 points, while Smith added nine. In the consolation game, Wayne Trace and Lincolnview hooked up in a thriller. The Raiders overcame a 5-point deficit with under a minute to go, using an Austin Speice steal and layup with nine seconds remaining to post a 58-57 win over the Lancers. Lincolnview led 57-52 with 41 seconds left before Wayne Trace rallied. Ryan Kortokrax started the run with a bucket before a Kortokrax steal resulted in two Grady Gudakunst free throws to get the Raiders within 57-56. Speice then picked up a steal on the ensuing Lancer possession and scored to give the Raiders the 1-point advantage. Lincolnview had one more chance but a Nicholas Leeth shot rolled off the rim and Wayne Traces Dalton Sinn secured the rebound and the Raider win.

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spurt then came 10-0, with Michael Jacob (6 boards) scoring all six of his markers in the span, to bring their lead to 58-49 with 2:40 remaining. The Wildcats tried but couldnt do enough to overcome that late deficit, getting a putback at the buzzer by senior Tony George (12 counters, 7 boards) to account for the final score. We knew there would be growing pains this year with so many new players on varsity. Unfortunately, there is generally only one way to gain experience; the hard way, Smith continued. Usually, you have to learn the lessons through failure like losing games and then going through things on film and make corrections that way. We have to show them how to do things in that way and then get better.

VARSITY SIDNEY LEHMAN CATH. (60) Tharon Goins 2-0-4, Soloman King-White 7-4-23, Ben Thieman 3-1-7, Jackson Frantz 0-0-0, Michael Jacob 3-06, Alex Baker 5-0-12, Greg Spearman 0-0-0, Josh Smith 0-0-0, Nathan Hill 0-0-0, Andrew Westerheide 1-0-3, James Rego 2-1-5. Totals 23-6-60. JEFFERSON (58) Austin Jettinghoff 7-2-18, Zach Ricker 1-0-2, Shayn Klinger 4-0-9, Nick Dunlap 2-1-5, Ross Thompson 2-3-7, Tony George 4-2-12, Seth Wollenhaupt 0-0-0, Nick Fitch 1-130, Dakota Stroh 0-2-2. Totals 21-11-58. Score by Quarters: Sid. Lehm. 19 14 12 15 - 60 Jefferson 13 10 19 16 - 58 Three-point goals: Sidney Lehman Catholic, King-White 5, Baker 2, Westerheide; Jefferson, Jettinghoff 2, George 2, Klinger. ---JUNIOR VARSITY SIDNEY LEHMAN CATH. (64) Seth Bensman 1-0-2, Kristopher Lee 1-0-3, Nick Rourke 3-0-7, Nicholas Earhart 1-0-2, Clay Selson 4-0-10, Aaron Hemmelgarn 2-0-4, Greg Spearman 3-17, Josh Smith 1-2-4, Nathan Hall 4-1-9, Dylan Long 1-2-4, Jackson Frantz 3-612. Totals 24-12/18-64. JEFFERSON (33) Kurt Wollenhaupt 0-0-0, Tyler Roby 1-0-2, Brandon Reynolds 0-2-2, Ryan Bullinger 0-1-1, Tyler Rice 1-1-3, Kurt Hoersten 0-0-0, Tyler Mox 0-2-2, Justin Stewart 0-0-0, Tyler Talboom 4-0-8, Jordan Barclay 4-1-9, Carter Mox 2-2-6, Shane Wilson 0-0-0, Wes Roby 0-0-0. Totals 12-9/21-33. Score by Quarters: Sid. Lehm. 19 13 18 14 - 64 Jefferson 6 7 12 8 - 33 Three-point goals: Sidney Lehman Catholic, Selson 2, Lee, Rourke; Jefferson, none.

Sidney Lehman ended up 6-of-10 from the line (60%); and added nine errors and 25 fouls. Jefferson struggled at the line, hitting 11-of-23 (47.8%), and added 16 fouls. They host Fort Recovery 6:30 p.m. (junior varsity start) Friday. I will take the approach we have here: bring players up through the system year after year; versus playing teams that are built around 1-year senior transfers. We had no one to match up with Soloman; thats why they wont be on our schedule next year, Smith added. The Cavalier JVs overwhelmed the Wildcats (1-1) 64-33. Double-digit scorers for the Cavs were Jackson Frantz with 12 and Clay Selson 10. Junior Jordan Barclay led the Wildcats with nine.

Jennings girls punish Pirates

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FORT JENNINGS Fort Jennings controlled the first half and then the fourth period to grab a 48-29 non-league girls basketball triumph over Bluffton Saturday afternoon at The Fort. Kelsey Von Lehmden led the Lady Musketeers (1-2) with 12 markers and Cassie Lindeman added 10. Macy Schroeder delivered six steals and four assists. They connected on 17-of-50 overall,

0-of-5 triples, and 14-of-22 at the stripe. They collected 23 boards and added 10 turnovers. Bluffton was paced by 10 from Amstutz. The Lady Musketeers host Ottoville 6 p.m. Tuesday.
BLUFFTON (29) Hunt 0-1-1, Guagenti 1-0-3, M. Luginbuhl 1-0-2, Buroker 1-0-2, A. Luginbuhl 1-3-5, Amstutz 4-2-10, Prichard 3-0-6. Totals 11-6-29. FORT JENNINGS (48) Kaitlin Stechschulte 1-2-4, Kristen Maag 1-0-2, Morgan Schroeder 0-1-1, Macy Schroeder 3-1-7, Kelsey Von Lehmden 3-6-12, Ashley Gable 0-00, Cassie Lindeman 5-0-10, Gabbie German 3-2-8, Gina Stechschulte 1-24. Totals 17-14/22-48. Score by Quarters: Bluffton 4 6 10 7 - 29 Ft. Jennings 12 13 6 17 - 48 Three-point goals: Bluffton, Guagenti; Fort Jennings, none. JV score: 29-20 (Fort Jennings).

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(Continued from Page 6A) A Reggie Phillips jump shot and an A.J Smith layup brought the Cougars within 10-8 with 1:50 to play in the first quarter. After a Helm free throw, Smith drilled a 3-pointer to knot it at 11. Myers added a jump shot to give the Cougars a 13-11 lead after a quarter of play. Kole Rolsten opened the second quarter for the Knights with a 3-pointer. Chadd Phillips and Gibson traded buckets. A Hurless 3-pointer later gave the Cougars a 18-17 lead but Crestviews Josh Ream answered with a free throw. Smith tacked on two free throws for Van Wert at the 1:53 mark and Adam added a free throw for the Knights. A Myers jump shot gave the Cougars a 22-19 lead late in the first half but a Cameron Etzler half-court buzzer-beater sent the game to the break tied at 22. Etzler opened the second half much like he ended the first, with a 3-point play on a hoop-andharm. Adam and Etzler nailed 3-pointers to extend the Knight lead to nine with 4:43 to play in the third and Adam a layup to run the Knight lead to 33-22 before Tyler Coll hit a 3-pointer for Van Wert. Myers and Adam traded baskets before Hurless and Reggie Phillips scored for the Cougars to cut the Cougar deficit to 36-31. Helm and Smith traded layups to end the third quarter, the Knights up 38-33. A Coll 3 opened the fourth quarter and brought the Cougars within 38-36. After a Helm free throw, Hurless found Moonshower under the rim for an easy basket and Myers hit a pair of free throws to give Van Wert the lead, 40-39. An Adam layup and two more Myers free throws tied the game at 42 with 2:57 left in the fourth. After a couple of wasted possessions, the Knights took a timeout with 1:18 left in regulation. They controlled the ball and ate up the clock until calling another time with 16.1 seconds left to play. With the clock winding down, Adam drove the lane and put up a jump shot from 15 feet out, knocking it down. The Cougars called a timeout at 2.7 seconds. After sizing up the Crestview defense, the Cougars called

Our kids kept battling and found a way at the end, noted Raider head coach Jim Linder. It was two teams that played very hard and both teams worked their way back into the game after falling behind. I thought our kids put forth a great effort tonight, commented Lincolnview mentor Rob Welch. We played very hard and we couldnt have asked for any more of an effort than what we got tonight. Each team had a run in the opening stanza, with the Lancers going on top first before the Raiders answered. Lincolnview opened an 8-4 advantage after a bucket and trey by Sloan Whitaker. However, the red, white and blue answered after two free throws each from Devin Wenzlick, Sinn and Colby Speice. Wayne Trace also picked up a pair of buckets from Speice, along with a Sinn basket and a 3-point play by Keegan Olwin, for a 20-11 advantage after one quarter. Raiders picked up buckets by Colby Speice and Kortokrax early in the second quarter to widen the margin to 24-11. However, the Lancers would respond and control the remainder of the half. Lincolnview closed the half on a 19-8 run, led by eight points from Clayton Longstreth, to get within 32-30 at the intermission. After being outrebounded in

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BY BRETT ZONGKER The Associated Press WASHINGTON Meryl Streep may have gotten her next film assignment, Neil Diamond thanked the namesake of his famous tune Sweet Caroline, and a tux-clad Elmo honored his friend, Yo-Yo Ma. They were among several luminaries from Broadway, jazz and classical music to receive the Kennedy Center Honors Sunday night for their influence on American culture through the arts. Caroline Kennedy, who hosts the annual show as part of a living memorial to her assassinated father, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, acknowledged her personal connection to one honoree. In a nod to Diamond, she said he was a Brooklyn lad with a gift of melody who grew into a solitary man, reaching out, touching me. That was enough to draw big laughs from the crowd of celebrities and politicians recalling that Diamonds Sweet Caroline was named for her. Im going to have to thank her for that, Diamond said before the show. He noted the song is a story about him and his exwife. But he took the name from Kennedy. Smokey Robinson sang Sweet Caroline with help from Kennedy and fans brought in from Bostons Fenway Park where its a favorite anthem. Lionel Richie, who sang, I Am ... I Said, told the AP that he got into the music business because he wanted to be Diamond. Hes a great storyteller, Richie said. Hes not an acrobatic singer. Basically he told the story in a very simple voice.

Donna and Gary Maas of Delphos, announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Marie, to Kyle Truman, son of Roseanne and William Truman of Delphos. The couple will exchange vows on April 28. The bride elect is a graduate of James A. Rhodes State College and is employed as a certified occupational therapy assistant. Her fiance is a graduate of Vantage Career Center and is employed by E&R Trailer Sales and Service.

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BY JOHN FLESHER The Associated Press LAKE LEELANAU, Mich. A state thirsting for good economic news is toasting the success of an upand-coming industry: winemaking. Vineyards and tasting rooms are springing up rapidly in Michigan, where fertile hillsides near the Great Lakes provide ideal settings for cool-weather varieties such as riesling, pinot grigio and chardonnay. Grape growing and wine making still have only a fraction of the muscle wielded by the automobile industry, but their success is striking given the economic downturn, which hit Michigan years before the rest of the nation. Eleven wineries have opened in the past year and four others will soon follow, said Linda Jones, executive director of the Michigan Grape and Wine Industry Council. The number of Michigan wineries using fruit grown in state has jumped from 18 to 89 in the past couple of decades. Dan Matthies, who operates Chateau Fontaine in scenic Leelanau County and is a real estate agent focusing on properties suitable for vineyards, has brokered sales of five parcels this year and says hes flooded with inquiries from people wanting to break into the wine business. It is one of the brightest spots we have in the state of Michigan, Matthies said, steering a jouncing pickup through one of his vineyards as laborers snipped bunches of grapes and dumped them into giant crates. The industrys recent growth reflects, in part, the overall health of the nations farm economy. Farm income is expected to hit an all-time high this year, and the value of farmland has seen doubledigit increases. A 2007 study found that Michigan agriculture was growing five times faster than the state economy as a whole a trend that appears to have continued, said Bill Knudsen, a Michigan State University analyst who wrote the report and is preparing an update. The fact that food is a necessity means even though things are bad, agriculture will at least hold its own, Knudsen said. It isnt completely recession-proof but it comes about as close as you will ever find. Wine isnt a necessity, of course. But vineyards, like many Michigan farms, have benefited from consumers growing interest in locally produced foods. Wine sales in Michigan rose 4 percent overall last year, but sales of Michigan-made wines jumped 12 percent. Matthies said thats no accident: Customer loyalty matters in a state where Buy American became a rallying cry as imports hammered the auto industry. They realize we are literally selling them the fruits of our labor ... and theyre supporting us, he said. During a visit to Chateau Fontaines tasting room, Joseph Jones of Fife Lake said hes willing to pay more for Michigan wine than for similar varieties from California or Europe. We want to see our wineries succeed, said Jones, who isnt related to Linda Jones. Their quality is excellent, so its not like were stepping down. The recessions most noticeable effect is that people are buying less expensive wines, just as theyve settled for hamburger instead of steak, Linda Jones said. Theyre also buying more bottles at stores to drink at home while cutting back at restaurants, where wine costs more. But people drink in good times and bad, she said. Its an affordable indulgence to have a good bottle of wine with a meal. Michigans wine industry also has benefitted from the states climate. Most of the

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NEW YORK (AP) The Material Girl will be taking the stage on footballs biggest night. Madonna, who has sold more than 300 million records, will perform at halftime of the Super Bowl in Indianapolis. The NFL and NBC announced Sunday during the DetroitNew Orleans game that the Grammy Award-winning singer will highlight the show at Lucas Oil Stadium on Feb. 5. The show is the mostwatched musical event of the year, with more than 162 million in the U.S. tuning in to see The Black Eyed Peas performance with Slash and Usher in Dallas at halftime of

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Earlier, President Barack Obama lauded the actors and musicians at the White House. They have different talents, and theyve traveled different paths, Obama said. And yet they belong here together because each of tonights honorees has felt the need to express themselves and share that expression with the world. He said everyone has that desire for self-expression in common. Thats why we dance, even if, as Michelle says, I look silly doing it, he said to laughter. Classical music stole the shows finale with surprise tributes from Stephen Colbert who seemed lost at first and Elmo from TVs Sesame Street. Tonight we celebrate the greatest living cellist, Colbert said We chellebrate, if you will. Ma, one of the bestknown classical musicians, has played cello since he was 4. At age 7, he played for Presidents John F. Kennedy and Dwight D. Eisenhower. Now at 56, he is hailed as a musical ambassador to the world who has spanned styles from Bluegrass to sounds from the Silk Road with an ensemble he founded. Many of his friends performed in his honor. Elmo, dressed in a tux, said he came to honor Ma, who taught him that music is like a playground that makes everyone happy. And earlier, Obama jokingly looked to Ma for some advice. Everybody likes him, Obama said. Youve got to give me some tips. I thought about asking him to go talk to Congress. CBS will broadcast the show on Dec. 27.

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By NOAKI SCHWARTZ Associated Press TEMPLE CITY, Calif. As the hurricaneforce winds that pummeled the West eased Friday, Diane Johnson stood knee high in leaves and branches, surveying a fallen tree trunk at eye-level and trying to decide just how to begin the big cleanup. A near century-old eucalyptus tree toppled over in the middle of the night, crushing all three of the familys cars, landing at the doorstep of their Southern California home and blocking any view from their windows. Trapped inside for hours, they were able to get out when the fire department cut them a small pathway. I have no idea what to do, she said. I dont know. I dont know. Like hundreds of thousands of people in Southern California on Friday, Johnson was without electricity. And just like Johnson, residents and crews struggled to clean up smashed trees, toppled power lines and debris-strewn roadways. Several cities in the region, the hardest hit from Wednesday nights windstorms, were still in a state of emergency. In Temple City, the Los Angeles suburb where Johnson lives, a row of toppled power poles with wires attached blocked a street. The citys main street remained a shuttered ghost town as cars inched past darkened stop lights and shop signs in Chinese. Seventy-five percent of the city remained without power. As residents in some parts were being advised to boil water or use bottled water, others began tossing out the food in their increasingly pungent refrigerators. As many as 200 trees fell in the storms. As the night loomed, police increased patrols and the city handed out free flashlights. During the day, residents began cleaning up, filling trash bags with leaves and branches. Streets with older, larger trees suffered the worst damage as top-heavy trunks fell over. But many homes were spared, including that of Johnsons next-door neighbor, Margaret Mushinskie. The trimmed lawn at Mushinskies house was pristine because her husband won a yearslong battle with city hall to cut down the two eucalyptus trees in front of their home. They need to come down, she said, expressing concern for Johnsons son who worked two jobs for his red sports car that now sat crushed under a pile of leaves. Those poor people. He was so proud of his car. Bless his heart. In the adjacent city of Arcadia, Aubreann Loving stood in the front yard of her home, watching one car after another turn onto her tiny cul-de-sac, unable to continue down a major cross street that had been blocked by a gigantic fallen tree. Another tree crashed into her backyard, demolishing the yards back wall. The 15-year-old high school sophomore was at home with her family in a house with no heat or light and a refrigerator filled with spoiling food after the citys school district canceled classes at all 10 of its campuses for a second day. Loving, who passed time Friday watching videos on a portable DVD player she had recharged at a friends home, is no stranger to school furloughs, having taken her share of snow days off in her native Iowa. But this, she complained, was far more monotonous. If the power would go off, it would come back on within a few hours, she said of elementary school days in Iowa. But the power isnt coming back on right away here, so its like theres nothing to do. About 200,000 people in Southern California and thousands more in Utah where Thursday winds topped 100 mph remained without electricity. Authorities said some areas might not have power restored until Sunday. In Pasadena, among the hardest hit cities in the region, inspectors were checking more than 100 damaged buildings to see if they should be red-tagged as being too dangerous to inhabit. One 42-unit apartment building and other structures were red-tagged Thursday and two DON THOMPSON Associated Press

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ROBERT BURNS Associated Press WASHINGTON With the Iraq war ending and an Afghanistan exit in sight, the Marine Corps is beginning a historic shift a return to its roots as a seafaring force that will get smaller, lighter and, it hopes, less bogged down in land wars. This moment of change happens to coincide with a reorienting of American security priorities to the Asia-Pacific region, where China has been building military muscle during a decade of U.S. preoccupation in the greater Middle East. That suits the Marines, who see the Pacific as a home away from home. After two turns at combat in Iraq first as invaders in the 2003 march to Baghdad and later as occupiers of landlocked Anbar province the Marines left the country in early 2010 to reinforce the fight in southern Afghanistan. Over that stretch the Marines became what the former Joint Chiefs chairman, Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, has called their own worst nightmare: a second American land army, a static, ground-pounding auxiliary force. Thats scary for the Marines because for some in Congress it raises this question: Does a nation drowning in debt really need two armies? Gen. James F. Amos, the Marine Corps commandant, says that misses the real point. He argues that the Marines, while willing and able to operate from dug-in positions on land, are uniquely equipped and trained to do much more to get to any crisis, on land, at sea or in the air, on a moments notice. He is eager to see the Iraq and Afghanistan missions completed so the Marines can return to their traditional role as an expeditionary force. We need to get back to our bread and butter, Amos told Marines Nov. 23 at Camp Lawton, a U.S. special operations base in Afghanistans Herat province. That begins, he said, with moves like

Calif. man who killed 25 farmworkers up for parole


SACRAMENTO, Calif. A California man who once was the nations worst known serial killer is up for parole, four decades after the mutilated bodies of 25 farmworkers were unearthed in orchards north of Sacramento. Juan Corona, 77, and has been diagnosed with dementia and mental illness. He is making his seventh bid for parole from Corcoran State Prison in the southern Central Valley. None of his victims relatives were expected to attend todays hearing, which Sutter County District Attorney Carl Adams said is a sad testament to Coronas crime, which targeted people who had few relatives. We have had no contact with survivors for two decades now. The people who he killed were farm laborers who were itinerant. Most of them didnt have relatives who could be contacted back in the 70s at the time of trial, Adams said. Four of the bodies have never been identified. The bodies of 14 of Coronas victims were never claimed by family members after they were discovered in 1971. Not even a single person has family here, Corona told a prison psychologist before his parole was last denied in 2003. They were all ready to go to the next world. Corona, a farm labor contractor with a history of mental illness, was convicted of stabbing the men, hacking open their heads and burying their remains near Yuba City, 40 miles north of Sacramento. His attorney, Leon Harris III of Bakersfield, declined to comment before the hearing. His first conviction in 1973 was overturned on appeal, but he was convicted again in 1982 and sentenced to 25 concurrent life sentences. He was not eligible for the death penalty because Californias capital punishment law had been ruled unconstitutional at the time. It was the worst known killing spree in U.S. history, until John Wayne Gacy Jr. was convicted in 1980 of murdering 33 young men and boys in his Chicago home. Gacy was executed in 1994

dozen more were yellow-tagged, allowing only limited access, said Lisa Derderian, the citys emergency management coordinator. Every street in Pasadena was impacted in one way or another, she said, adding that the citys cleanup would be expeditious. We have the (Tournament of Roses) parade every year here so we are experts in cleanup and debris removal. In Northern California, authorities said a wildlife biologist working in a Big Sur redwood forest was killed when a tree fell in heavy winds. Monterey County Coroner detective Diana Schumacher told KSBW-TV that California condor biologist Michael Tyner died after the tree fell on him Wednesday afternoon. Meanwhile, crews battled wildfires Friday that were sparked by power lines blown down by the wind. The winds were blamed for the destruction of at least four homes. Aiding firefighters and those involved in the cleanup was the fact that the high winds, which had been expected to return overnight, never materialized. Around the state, the 60to 80-mph wind gusts of the previous day had become mere breezes. The low-pressure system that had spawned the winds was moving eastward so quickly that the National Weather Service canceled red flag warnings that predicted extreme fire danger from the gusty, dry weather. in Illinois. Investigators found a machete, a meat cleaver, a double-bladed ax and a wooden club, all stained with blood, in Coronas home, along with a ledger book containing the names of seven of the victims. Most of his victims were white, though several were black or Native American. There was no known racial motivation for his crimes, Adams said. Corona, a Mexican national and native of Jalisco, Mexico, has maintained his innocence, though at earlier parole hearings he acted confused and told the parole board he didnt recall much. His attorneys have argued that his mental and physical condition makes him less dangerous. Adams said his deterioration makes him a greater threat to himself and others. He is unreliably dangerous. Hes also old and not in a condition where he can do well on the streets without prison supervision, Adams said. Releasing him into the public wouldnt be doing him any good or the public any good.

returning to a pattern of continuous rotations of Marines to the Japanese island of Okinawa, home of the 3rd Marine Division formed in the early days of World War II. The rotation of infantry battalions to Okinawa was interrupted by the Iraq war, which after the March 2003 invasion evolved into a bigger, costlier and longer-lasting counterinsurgency campaign than the Pentagon or the Marines had anticipated. Amos says he plans to begin lining up infantry battalion rotations for Okinawa even before the 2014 target date for ending U.S. combat in Afghanistan. Another element of this return-to-our-roots approach is the decision announced in late November to rotate Marines to Australia for training with Australian forces from an Australian army base in Darwin, beginning in 2012. Up to 2,500 Marines comprising not just infantry units but also aviation squadrons and combat logistic battalions will go there from Okinawa or other Marine stations in Japan and elsewhere in the Pacific for a few months at a time. As we draw down (troops in Afghanistan) and we reorient the Marine Corps, it will be primarily to the Pacific, he told Marine aviators at a U.S. base in Kandahar, noting as an aside that he doubted any of them had ever deployed to the Pacific. The main focus of effort is going to be the Pacific for the Marines. He added that Marines will remain present in the Persian Gulf area and elsewhere as required, but not in Iraq or Afghanistan. Versatility is the key to keeping the Marines relevant to U.S. national security requirements, he says. Were not a one-trick pony, he said. Were the ultimate Swiss army knife. The decade of war following the 9/11 terrorist attacks on New York and Washington began for the Marines in late November 2001 with an airborne assault on al-Qaida leader Osama bin Ladens turf in the desert south of Kandahar in southern Afghanistan.

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550 Pets & Supplies


CHRISTMAS AND Puppies go together. Malti-poms, Morkies, Pomeranians, Yorkie/Shihtzus, Chihuahua mix. Layaway now for best choice. Garwicks the Pet People 419-795-5711.

810 Parts/Acc.

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Midwest Ohio Auto Parts Specialist


Windshields Installed, New Lights, Grills, Fenders,Mirrors, Hoods, Radiators 4893 Dixie Hwy, Lima

Classifieds Sell
20191 Bellis Rd., Delphos

005 Lost & Found


FOUND: BLACK male lab about 1 yr. old. Found in N. Clay St. area Sat., 11/26, wearing a blue & black collar. Call (567)242-3069.

010 Announcements
DELPHOS RADIO SHACK DELPHOS POWER EQUIPMENT
902 Elida Ave.

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Fri., Sat. & Sun.

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010 Announcements
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VAN WERT MEDICAL SERVICES, VAN WERT, OHIO MEDICAL ASSISTANT


An on-call as needed (not eligible for benefits) position is available with VWMS. Hours are typically 8am-5pm, Monday through Friday. Some evenings until 7pm required. Some Saturdays required. Qualified candidates must have detailed knowledge of medical terminology, pharmaceuticals, and must be able to communicate medical information to clients. Other skills such as phone operation, scheduling, filing and use of office equipment are necessary. Graduate of a medical assistant training program or graduate of a similar training program. Work experience in patient care, preferably in a medical group setting is strongly preferred. Qualified candidates are encouraged to submit a resume/application to: Kim Sarchet Phone: 419-238-8633 Human Resources Fax: 419-238-9390

040 Services
ALTERATIONS BY Donna. Over 40 years experience. 737 Jennings Street. PH. 419-605-8136. LAMP REPAIR Table or floor. Come to our store. Hohenbrink TV. 419-695-1229

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In the Classifieds

DELPHOS SELF Storage on Gressel Drive: MaxiAre you looking for a child IS IT A SCAM? The Del- mum security achieved incare provider in your phos Herald urges our side our fenced facility area? Let us help. Call readers to contact The with access via your perYWCA Child Care Re - Better Business Bureau, sonal gate code. Why setsource and Referral at: (419) 223-7010 o r tle for less? Phone any1-800-992-2916 or 1-800-462-0468, before time 419-692-6336. (419)225-5465 entering into any agreement involving financing, House For Rent business opportunities, or work at home opportunities. The BBB will assist 2 OR 3 BR House with attached garage. DANCER LOGISTICS in the investigation of Services LLC, 900 Gres- these businesses. (This Available immediately! Call 419-692-3951. sel Drive, Delphos, Ohio notice provided as a cus45833. Truck Drivers tomer service by The DelNeeded- OTR & Regional phos Herald.) 3 BDRM farm house West Drivers needed. of Delphos. Garage, hardNew/Modern Equipment. wood floors, no pets. Call Auctions We also welcome Owner 419-692-2878. Operators to apply. Safety Bonus, Health, Dental and Vision benefits offered. 3 BDRM, 1-1/2 bath, Qualifications are a good washer/dryer hook-up, gaMVR, Class A CDL and rage. $450/mo. + $450 setwo years OTR experi curity deposit. Available ence. Call Shawn at Jan. 1. Ph.419-233-0083. 888-465-6001 ext. 806 for Every Saturday at 4pm details or apply in person 803 S. Washington St, LARGE VARIETY 10am thru 3pm. Delphos. ALL WELCOME 3 BDRM, attached 2 car garage. $500/mo. plus deposit. 19326 Co. Rd. 60 Would you like to be an Immediately available in-home child care pro Grover Hill, OH Call 419-647-6271 419-587-3511 vider? Let us help. Call YWCA Child Care Re Apts. for Rent source and Referral at: 1-800-992-2916 or (419)225-5465.

080 Help Wanted

120 Financial

580 For Rent or Lease

1-800-589-6830

840 Mobile Homes


RENT OR Rent to Own. 2 bedroom, 1 bath mobile home. 419-692-3951.

590

890 Autos for Sale

270

2 WHEEL ALIGNMENT
Includes check and adjust camber & toe (front only). Additional parts & labor may be required on some vehicles. See Service Advisor for details.

43

95
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Christmas Auction

Porter Auction

FORD-LINCOLN
11260 Elida Rd., Delphos
M 7:30-8 ; T.-F. 7:30-6:00; Sat. 9-2

RAABE
419-692-0055

600

290 Wanted to Buy

1250 S. Washington St. Van Wert, OH 45891

E-mail: ksarchet@vanwerthospital.org Visit the Hospitals website at: www.vanwerthospital.org

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Wanted: Office Manager/Lead Accountant


We seek a highly organized person to do our accounting. Must have experience with computerized accounting in both receivables and payables. Will be responsible for all aspects of accounting department.

Raines Jewelry
Scrap Gold, Gold Jewelry, Silver coins, Silverware, Pocket Watches, Diamonds.

Accepting Applications
one, two & three bedroom apartments.

Over 85 years serving you!

www.raabeford.com

Cash for Gold


2330 Shawnee Rd. Lima (419) 229-2899

Wanted: Mechanic
We seek a self-motivated individual who possesses excellent mechanical, organizational and communication skills. Must have own hand tools and good driving record. Candidate should have two years diesel experience or Tech. Degree.

COUNTRY MEADOWS
Call us to ask about our apartments: Tel/Fax: 419-692-5932 TDD 800-750-0750 Located: 900 Lima Ave. Delphos, OH
This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer. In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W. Washington, D.C. 202509410, or call (800) 795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720-6382(TDD)

1999 CHEVY Astro Van. Good condition, new tires. Asking $2,900. Call 419-453-3770.

920 Merchandise

Free & Low Price

RAABE
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FORD, LINCOLN, INC.
LAST CHANCE - WHOLESALE PRICING
6990 2007 FORD MUSTANG SHELBY GT 500 500HP, 6 speed, one owner, white, with red stripes, 20K mi. ...................... $30,000 7057 2010 LINCOLN MKZ Lincoln Certified! (6 yr/100K mi.) AWD, htd & a/c leather, moonroof, navi, B/U cam, red, 23K mi. ... $28,500 7040 2006 CADILLAC STS 4 DR leather/Onstar/V6, plum, 44K mi. ............................................................. $15,900 7050 2008 MERCURY MILAN 4 dr. sdn., FWD, vapor silver, 28mpg, 42K mi. ................................................ $12,800 6993A 2007 FORD TAURUS SEL 4dr sdn, gold, 61K mi ............................................................................................ $8,947 7029A 2009 CHEVROLET AVEO 4DR LT, black, 34 mpg highway, 21K mi. ............................................................. $8,900

Wanted: Parts Salesman


We seek an individual to sell farm equipment parts. Must have good organizational, computer and communication skills. Parts sales and or farm equipment experience necessary. Fax or Deliver resume to

300 Household Goods


BED: NEW QUEEN pillow-top mattress set, can deliver $125. Call (260)267-9079.

FREE FOR the hauling away: Weaver Piano and bench - very old. Mfg. by EP Johnson Piano Co., Ottawa, IL, USA. Call (419)235-3544.

Homier & Sons Inc.


21133 St. Rt. 613, Continental, OH 45831 419.596.3965 419.596.3964 Fax Email: Wilfred@tds.net

340 Garage Sales


TRINITY UNITED Methodist Women!s Christmas Dinner and Bazaar, Wed., December 7th. General store 12-7pm. (Baked goods, candies & crafts) Beef/Ham Dinners, 4-6:30 Adults $7.50, Children (under 12) $3.50. 211 E. Third St., Delphos. Carry-outs: South Entrance.

OVERHEAD GARAGE door, 10 high x 8 wide, with railing and hardware. Call (419)203-6810.

ESTATE AUCTION
Saturday, Dec. 10th 10:05 a.m. Middle Point, Ohio
Auction is located at the Middle Point Community Facility, just 8 miles East of Van Wert, 1 mile off Hwy 30, watch for auction signs.
(Close to Ft. Wayne, IN or Lima, OH) Viewing Friday Night 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. American Way Auction & Tony Langhals Real Estate have ben commissioned to sell at auction the Estate of Marguerite Adams probate Number #20111112. Dawn Adams Executrix and Attorney Nicholas Clark located in Delphos, Ohio 45833 representing the estate. If interested in the Real Estate property call Auctioneer & Sales Person Gary Holdgreve at (419) 863-0011. (Priced to sell quickly.)
Partial Listing: Cane bottom press back oak chairs. Walnut table, chairs & buffet, Sellers kitchen cabinet, cupboards, commodes, Victorian dresser, oak bed, chest & dressers, hall tree, several twin size beds, hospital bed, night stands, occasional stands & tables, davenport table, porcelain kitchen table, lift chair, recliner, occasional chairs, childs chairs, sofas, very nice refrigerator, stove, washer & dryer, freezer, microwave, new portable air conditioner, sewing machines, vacuum sweepers, collectible radio record player, boy & dog clock, Roy Rogers watches, 1950s spring horse, wagon, sleds, childrens books, dolls, baby buggy, glassware & dishes, Tupperware, small kitchen appliances, silverware, pots & pans, sewing needs, linins & table clothes, bedding & blankets, Quilts, pictures & prints, advertising thermometers, Christmas decorations, Santa & reindeer, carolers, wicker settee, lots of items not listed. Items of Special Interest: Rascal run around Scooter, Original Dining Room light fixture For Pictures go to auctionzip.com, zip code 45891 Auctioneer: Gary Holdgreve, Mike Jackson

PRE-OWNED CARS
7134 2009 LINCOLN MKS Lincoln Certified! (6 yr/100K mi.), AWD, 4dr, silver, 23K. ................................ $31,279 7126 2010 TOYOTA VENZA 4dr wgn, V6, AWD, white, 47K. .......................................................................... $25,208 7152 2010 FORD TAURUS 4 DR sdn, SEL, FWD, white, 22K mi.................................................................. $20,669 7141 2011 FORD FUSION SE Ford Certified! (6 yr/100K mi.), 4 dr., FWD, red candy, 5K mi. ........................ $19,931 7067 2010 FORD TAURUS SE Ford Certified! (6 yr/100K mi.), 4 dr sdn, FWD, black, 16K mi ........................ $19,400 7065 2008 LINCOLN MKZ Lincoln Certified! (6 yr/100K mi.), 4 dr. sdn, FWD, black, 37K mi ................. $19,211 7117 2012 FORD FOCUS SE Ford Certified! (6yr. 100K mi), 4 Dr. hatchback, black, 794 miles .................. $18,338 7093 2009 FORD FUSION SE Ford Certified! (6 yr/100K mi.), Leather, chrome wheels, silver, 34K mi ....... $16,994 7080 2009 MERCURY MILAN PREMIER Ford Certified! (6yr. 100K mi), 4 Dr Sdn, FWD, silver mist, 11K mi ................ $16,834 7113 2009 MERCURY MILAN PREMIER Ford Certified! (6yr. 100K mi), 4 Dr Sdn, FWD, red candy, 28K mi. ................ $16,564 7103 2010 MERCURY MILAN Ford Certified! (6 yr/100K mi.), SDN, 4 dr., FWD, red, 25K mi......................... $16,440 7150 2008 MERCURY SABLE 4dr sdn, 2wd pre, ice blue, 39K mi.................................................................... $16,410 7097 2009 MERCURY MILAN PREMIER Ford Certified! (6 yr/100K mi.), 4dr sdn, FWD, white suede, 27K mi.............. $16,348 7136 2010 FORD FOCUS SEL Ford Certified! (6 yr/100K mi.), 4 dr., silver, 26K mi......................................... $15,996 7119 2006 BMW 3-SERIES (325i) 4dr sdn, black, 84K mi....................................................................................... $15,787 7121 2010 CHEVROLET IMPALA LS 4 Dr sdn, beige, 17K miles ................................................................................. $15,129 7133 2007 MERCURY GR MARQUIS 4 dr. sdn, LS, blue, 55K mi. ................................................................................ $13,990 7092 2006 BUICK LUCERNE CXL 4dr sdn, V6, green, 71K mi ................................................................................ $12,905 7120 2006 LINCOLN ZEPHYR 4dr sdn, FWD, sage, 90K mi ............................................................................. $11,954 7086 2008 FORD FOCUS SE Ford Certified!(6 yr/100K mi.) 4 dr. sdn., vapor silver, 58K mi....................... $10,956 7112 2006 MERCURY MONTEGO 4dr sdn, 2WD, white, 74K mi................................................................................ $9,917 7111 2004 MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS LS 4dr sdn, mocha, 79K mi ....................................................................................... $8,627 7110A 1999 TOYOTA AVALON 4 dr. sdn. XL, ben, tan, 171K mi. .......................................................................... $4,995 7149 2002 MERCURY SABLE 4 DR sedan, white, 131K mi. ................................................................................. $4,983 6970A 2000 MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS LS 4 dr., sdn, white, 141K ........................................................................................... $3,977 7104A 1997 LINCOLN TOWN CAR 4 dr., sdn, sign., LT, white, 157K mi...................................................................... $3,750

Is It Broken?
Find A Repairman To fix It

501 Misc. for Sale


CENTRAL BOILER outdoor wood furnaces starting at $4995.00. Up to $1,000 Rebate, limited time. (419)358-5342 GUN CABINET. 10-Gun, solid oak, locking double glass doors, two locking storage compartments, $400. 419-692-1491. NEON BEER SIGNS Buckeyes, Michigan, Irish, Browns, Bears, Bengals, Packers, Steelers, Harley, others. www.ronzneonz.com 419-399-2981

NICE 1 BR upstairs apt. Includes range, refrigerator & washer/dryer. Tenant pays all utilities. Landlord pays garbage pick-up & mows lawn. 387 W. 3rd St., Ottoville. $350/mo. + security deposit. Call (419)453-3956. ONE BDRM Apt., 537 W. Third St., Delphos. $325/mo. Call 419-692-2184 or 419-204-5924

620 Duplex For Rent


104 E. 7th. 2 BR, stove & refrigerator included, w/d hook-up. No pets. Call 419-236-2722.

In The Service Directory

800 House For Sale


LAND CONTRACT or Short term Rent to own homes. Several available. Addresses and pictures at www.creativehomebuyingsolutions.com. 419-586-8220

PRE-OWNED TRUCKS - SUV - VANS


7134 2009 LINCOLN MKS 7074 2008 FORD F350 LARIAT S.D. 7125 2010 CHEVROLET TRAVERSE 7151 2006 FORD F-350 CREWCAB 7126 2010 TOYOTA VENZA 7132 2004 FORD SPRDTY F350 SRW 7099 2009 FORD FLEX SE 6988A 2008 FORD EDGE SEL 7127 2007 FORD EXPLORER 7091 2010 FORD TRANSIT CONNECT 7094 2009 FORD ESCAPE XLT 7122 2005 FORD F250 CREW 7123 2008 FORD ESCAPE XLT 7090 2008 MERCURY MOUNTAINEER 7147 2007 FORD F-150 SUPERCAB 7095 2008 FORD F-150 7129 2006 MERCURY MARINER 7148 2002 FORD F-150 SUPERCREW 7145 2005 GMC ENVOY XL 7153 2005 CHEVROLET EQUINOX LT 7052A 2004 CHEVROLET SILVERADO 1500 7025A 2001 FORD RANGER EDGE 7108A 2007 FORD FREESTYLE SEL 7135 2007 FORD F-150 7143 2003 FORD RANGER SUPERCAB
Lincoln Certified! (6 yr/100K mi.), AWD, 4 dr., silver, 23K mi.......................... $31,279 6.4L, Crewcab, DVD, Navi, Leather, Brown/Tan, 122K mi ............................... $29,000 4 dr. FWD, grey, 21K mi. ..................................................................................... $27,900 SRW, 4x, black/silver, 76K mi. ........................................................................... $26,858 4 dr. wgn, V6, AWD, white, 47K mi. ................................................................... $25,208 crew cab, SRW 4X, blue, 69K mi. ...................................................................... $24,986 Ford Certified! (6 yr/100K mi.), 4 dr., FWD, black, 32K mi.............................. $20,237 Ford Certified! (6 yr/100K mi.), 4 dr., FWD, silver, 47K mi............................... $19,900 4 dr., 4 WD, Eddie Bauer, black, 66K................................................................. $19,948 Ford Certified!(6 yr/100K mi.) 4 dr., wgn, XLT, red, 31K mi. ........................... $18,651 Ford Certified! (6 yr/100K mi.), 4 Dr, 2WD, blue, 21K mi ................................. $17,990 4 dr. , red, 270K mi.............................................................................................. $17,788 Ford Certified! (6 yr/100K mi.), 4 dr., 2WD, kiwi green, 35K mi ...................... $16,531 Ford Certified! (6 yr/100K mi.), 4dr wagon, 2WD, red, 52K mi........................ $15,900 4x2 ST, 95K mi..................................................................................................... $13,920 Reg. Cab, 4x2 style, white, 44K mi.................................................................... $12,900 4 dr. wgn, AWD, black, 74K mi........................................................................... $12,903 4x4 S, tan, 115K mi. ............................................................................................ $11,779 4DR, 2WD, black, 76K mi ................................................................................... $11,456 4DR, 2WD, red, 98K mi. ...................................................................................... $10,890 Reg. Cab, 4WD, 133, black, 121K mi .................................................................... $9,895 Supercab 4x4 2D, black, 114K mi......................................................................... $9,958 4dr wgn, FWD, white, 136K mi ............................................................................. $9,429 Red cab, 4x2, STY, gold, 117K mi......................................................................... $8,782 4x2 4D, silver, 89K mi. ........................................................................................... $8,766

American Way Auction (419) 968-2955 The best way to beat the high cost of living is buy the American Way

550 Pets & Supplies


1 YEAR cat. Gray tiger with white chest and feet. Free to a good home. Call Deanna 567-204-1152 or Kenz 567-712-0952.

MACHINING SUPERVISOR
AAP St. Marys Corp. is a leader in the design and manufacture of cast aluminum wheels for OEM automakers. As a subsidiary of Hitachi Metals America, our reputation for high quality products and customer satisfaction has helped us continue to grow and provide our associates with over 23 years of steady employment. We now have an opportunity for a Production Supervisor to oversee the operation of a multi-shift production department. Responsibilities of this position include: Plan and direct the work of other supervisory, technical, and production associates Develop process and equipment specifications, operating procedures, and safe and efficient work methods Use standard production measurement and problem-solving tools to analyze production results, prepare reports, and implement preventive and corrective actions as needed Collaborate with other production groups, and quality assurance, purchasing, and maintenance functions to ensure product quality, efficient use of resources, machine utilization, etc. The successful candidate must have at least five years of supervisory experience--preferably in a multi-shift manufacturing function. Exposure to programming and operation of high-volume CNC cutting operations, and robotic parts handling is strongly preferred. Related four-year degree is also preferred. In return for your expertise, we offer a competitive starting salary, profitsharing, and excellent fringe benefits, including medical, dental, life, vision, and disability insurance, 401(k) retirement savings plan with Company matching, paid vacation, paid holidays, and more. If youre looking for a career opportunity with a growing company, please forward your qualifications and salary history to:

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In

950 Car Care

Geise
Transmission, Inc.
automatic transmission standard transmission differentials transfer case brakes & tune up
2 miles north of Ottoville

POHLMAN BUILDERS
ROOM ADDITIONS
GARAGES SIDING ROOFING BACKHOE & DUMP TRUCK SERVICE FREE ESTIMATES FULLY INSURED

Mark Pohlman

419-339-9084 cell 419-233-9460

419-453-3620
OIL - LUBE FILTER

950 Tree Service

$
Only

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FLANAGANS CAR CARE


816 E. FIFTH ST. DELPHOS Ph. 419-692-5801 Mon.-Fri. 8-6, Sat. 8-2

*up to 5 quarts oil

OUR TREE SERVICE Trimming Topping Thinning


Deadwooding Stump, Shrub & Tree Removal Since 1973

TEMANS

Kevin Lindeman

Dave Wilgus

Edward Ditmyer

Craig Coppler

Where You Come in a Customer & Leave a Friend.

Bill Teman 419-302-2981 Ernie Teman 419-230-4890

419-692-7261

950 Construction

Service/Parts/Bodyshop: M-7:30-8:00, T-F - 7:30-6:00, Sat. - 9:00-2:00 Sat. Service: No Appt. Oil Changes As time allows per service hours Sales - M - 8:00-8:00, T-F - 8:00-6:00, Sat. - 9:00-2:30

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POHLMAN POURED
CONCRETE WALLS
Residential & Commercial Agricultural Needs All Concrete Work

FORD, LINCOLN, INC.


419-692-0055 800-589-7876

RAABE
11260 Elida Rd., Delphos

AAP ST. MARYS CORP. 1100 McKinley Road St. Marys, OH 45885 Attention: Human Resources-DK

DAILY
For a low, low price!

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Mark Pohlman

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Monday, December 5, 2011

The Herald 3B

Tomorrows Horoscope
By Bernice Bede Osol
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2011 The more education or facts youve collected in the past, the better off youll be in coming months. The more you know, the more ways there will be to use this knowledge. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- Todays good aspects could offer you more ways than usual to further your ambitious interests. However, although the breaks may be plentiful, theyll be fleeting as well, so act immediately. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- A positive attitude regarding your involvements with others will work wonders for you. With the right mindset, youll be a bit bolder and will reach higher than usual. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -By consistently envisioning positive results for all your undertakings, theres a very good chance your hopes and expectations will be fulfilled as well. Try it and see for yourself. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- Some important news might be coming your way. After studying it closely, youre likely to discover that its much bigger and far more valuable than you ever anticipated. ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Something good could happen to you that would immediately ease a financial burden. A friend is likely to be the one who brings this about. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Even if things have been a bit unimpressive for you lately, matters could suddenly, totally change. Whatever it is that occurs should please you immensely. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Should your intuition start telling you that something good is about to bloom, dont treat it lightly. Your instincts are on track and working quite well. CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- In case you havent realized it yet, youll soon have proof just how valuable your friends are. One among them will help you achieve something that you havent been able to do on your own. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -Obstacles that have previously been impeding your progress could suddenly be replaced with bridges or stepping stones, carrying you straight to your hopes and dreams. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- It wont be by accident that your hopes and plans begin working out far more successfully than they did previously. Itll be because your thinking is now much more practical and feasible. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -Someone born under the sign of Sagittarius could offer you some advice that should turn out to be extremely valuable. If you happen to have a pal who is an Archer, get together posthaste. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- The genuine show of interest and caring you have for others will evoke a warmer response from someone whos been frosty toward you. Make the most of the thaw. WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2011 Overdue remuneration will finally manifest in the next solar cycle, leading to a prolonged windfall. Make hay while the sun shines, and invest your newfound holdings in something that has a future. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- Assume the initiative and direct events yourself instead of waiting on others to lead the way. Youre a natural leader who has the talent many others lack. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Others tend to be more responsive than usual, so be sure to make the impression you want, especially when in the presence of someone to whom youre attracted. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- Substantial gratification can be derived by working on projects that allow you to make improvements. Youll enjoy revamping outmoded systems, methods or things. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -Your one-on-one relationships could hold some surprises, such as the unexpected cooperation of someone who never tends to pitch in and be helpful. Enjoy it while it lasts. ARIES (March 21-April 19) -One of the best ways to make money is to market what you love doing. It enables you to spend all your working hours applying yourself to satisfying both your inclinations and your income. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- There is something exciting about you that attracts others: your happiness at finally being able to spend your time doing exactly what you want to do. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -Having a considerate and generous attitude actually puts you in the profit column. Lady Luck tends to favor those who care about the welfare of others as well as their own. CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Keeping all of your comments positive enables you to say what you want without fear of anything being resented or misunderstood. Its a good practice to get into. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -When you least expect it, you could suddenly get the credit and/ or recognition for a kind act or significant accomplishment. In addition to the accolades, some kind of reward could be in the offing. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -When you appreciate the fact that youre enough of a go-getter to pursue something quite meaningful, youll get busy. Assertive action will bring you the results you desire. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -Unless you realize the fact that you have the power and fortitude to alter conditions to your liking, you wont do so. It behooves you to have faith in yourself and your abilities. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -Its one of those days when it would be best to work in conjunction with others instead of attempting to do everything on your own. An associate could have the talent you lack.
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