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Water issues dominate city council session
BY GREG SCHERGER DELPHOS Delphos City Council addressed a light legislative agenda in regular session Monday evening, providing approval to the annual appropriation ordinance for the purchase of stone aggregate product, water meters, bituminous materials and chemicals utilized throughout the year by various departments of the city, for projects and structure maintenance requirements. Passage of the ordinance will allow the administration to contract with successful bidders for required materials. Council also heard but took no action on first reading to legislation providing for a fund transfer from the General Fund to the Police & Firemans Pension funds to bring the specified funds from a deficient position in accordance with recommendation from the State of Ohio Auditors Office, and resolutions to amend the Police & Fire Pensions Funds in accordance with IRS regulations. The new IRS requirements directs a tax deferred amount of 10.75 percent on employee contributors to the fund to be channeled through a payroll Delphos, Ohio deduction by the City to the Ohio Pension fund for the affected employees. Mayor Michael Gallmeier presented plaques to three recently retired city fire and/ or EMS volunteers, thanking each for their extensive records of service, including: Dennis Hageman, 44 years; Bob Jettinghoff, 27 years; and Paul Carder, 26 years. City Safety Service Director Greg Berquist advised council that work continues on the 2013 budget, however a date for a finance committee meeting to review the progress was not yet set. Berquist also advised council that Police Chief Kyle Fittro is investigating the possibility of purchasing another new cruiser for the city to replace an aging unit. Maintenance costs on existing cruisers have become a factor due to high mileage and breakdowns. Fittro is investigating a lease-to-own proposal for a new cruiser, providing for city ownership within three years of the initial possession. Berquist also advise that maintenance of the water treatment plant system conSee COUNCIL, page 3

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Jefferson Choir Boosters are selling spirit flags. The flags are 42 inches by 30 inches and are available in most local school colors and mascots/sports/music designs. They cost $37 each. Order forms available at the high school office or from any choir student. Orders will be accepted through Tuesday. Early morning fog was the likely culprit in a 14-vehicle crash at the intersection of Paulding County Rd. 87 and U.S. 24 Tuesday morning. Paulding resident Ashley A. Messmann was killed in the crash, and nine others were taken to hospitals for injuries. U.S. 24 remained closed at press time while the crews cleaned up the ethanol spilled by one of the tractor-trailers involved in the crash. (Paulding County Progress/Melinda Krick)

The Delphos Community Prom Dress Exchange will be held from 2-4 p.m. on Feb. 16 in the All Saints Building at St. Johns School. Clean prom dresses on a hanger will be accepted from 3-6 p.m. Feb. 14 at the front doors of the high school off Second Street. There is a $5 fee for each dress with proceeds going to Relay for the Blue jays (Relay for Life Team) Pick up is scheduled for 4-5:30 p.m. Feb. 16. Any dresses not picked up by 6 p.m. will be donated to Interfaith Thrift Shop unless other arrangements have been made.

Paulding woman killed in 14-vehicle crash on U.S. 24

BY ED GEBERT Times Bulletin Editor

TODAY Wrestling: St. Johns and Van Buren at Riverdale, 6 p.m. THURSDAY Girls Basketball (6 p.m.): Versailles at St. Johns (MAC); Jefferson at Allen East (NWC); Lincolnview at Paulding (NWC); Bath at Elida (WBL); Columbus Grove at Ada (NWC); Van Wert at Wapakoneta (WBL); Crestview at Bluffton (NWC). Wrestling: Jefferson and Lima Senior at Defiance, 6 p.m. FRIDAY Boys Basketball (6 p.m.): Allen East at Jefferson (NWC); Spencerville at LCC (NWC); Paulding at Lincolnview (NWC); Elida at Bath (WBL); Miller City at Kalida (PCL); Ada at Columbus Grove (NWC); Wapakoneta at Van Wert (WBL); Bluffton at Crestview (NWC); St. Johns at Versailles (MAC), 6:30 p.m.; Continental at Ottoville (PCL), 6:30 p.m. SATURDAY Boys Basketball (6 p.m.): Fort Jennings at Jefferson; Kalida at Ayersville; Van Wert at St. Henry; Crestview at Wayne Trace; Spencerville at Marion Local, 6:30 p.m. Girls Basketball (1 p.m.): Perry at Spencerville; Kalida at Leipsic (PCL); Arlington at Columbus Grove; Ottoville at St. Johns, 6 p.m. Mostly cloudy Thursday with a 40 percent chance of rain in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 30s. Rain likely possibly mixed with snow through midnight, then snow likely after midnight. Light snow accumulations possible. Lows in the upper 20s. See page 2.


CECIL A Paulding woman is dead after pulling out in front of a tractor-trailer at a foggy Paulding County intersection, triggering seven more crashes. Around 8 a.m. Tuesday, Ashley A. Messmann, 28, Paulding tried to cross U.S. 224 at Paulding County Rd. 87. She drove her 2000 Chevrolet Blazer northbound through the intersection, but was struck by a 2007 Volvo semi pulling a tanker with approximately 1,500 gallons of 97 percent ethanol liquid. The tanker ruptured in the crash and the ethanol leaked into the median. The driver of the truck was Dale D. Janssens, 41, Monroe, Michigan.

After the initial crash, seven more crashed occurred as vehicles in both the eastbound and westbound lanes of U.S. 24 tried to avoid the wreckage. In those seven related crashes, nine people were taken to numerous hospitals for treatment on non-life threatening injuries. Messmann was pronounced dead at the scene by the Paulding County coroner. According to the OSHP, the ethanol spill presented no immediate threat to the local community and was contained by crews from several fire departments and the E.P.A. In all, 14 vehicles were involved in the crash 11 commercial vehicles, two passenger cars, and a pickup truck hauling excavating equipment. The area was covered by See CRASH, page 3

Library materials now available 24/7

By Stacy Taff DELPHOS Since the Delphos Public Library joined the SEO (Serving Every Ohioan) Consortium in January, patrons now have the privilege of accessing library materials 24 hours a day from the comfort of their own homes. Among these materials are the longanticipated eBooks as well as other downloadable content for computers, portable readers and devices. In some ways its like the library is open 24 hours, library employee Doris Suever said. Patrons can go online with their pin number and library card and download content and place holds. If youre like me and you want to read it now, you can narrow the search to show only available items. In a world where it seems like everyone has a digital reader, be it a Kindle, tablet, iPod or smart phone, it was only a matter of time before local libraries started offering digital content in addition to traditional materials. People will save money with the eBooks, because


Allen-VW County officials confer on wind project

BY ED GEBERT Times Bulletin Editor DELPHOS Economic development officials from both Van Wert and Allen counties met along with Delphos representatives on Tuesday to compare notes on a proposed wind farm which could soon appear in southern Van Wert County. BP Wind has been working toward constructing Long Prairie Wind Farm, a proposed 200-megawatt wind farm, in Liberty, Willshire and York townships of Van Wert County. At the last update from the project developer, plenty of acreage has been optioned by the company with the licensing process set to begin later this year. If approved by the Ohio Power Siting Board, turbines could start to appear late this year or early in 2014. The next step is to clear a way to send the electricity from the turbines to the electrical grid. According to Jeff Sprague, president of the Allen County Economic Development Group, that will involve an abandoned rail line in Allen County. We were approached about a year ago by BP Wind. They need access from a wind farm they are looking at putting in in Van Wert County, to run from that wind farm into Lima to one of the substations where they would plug in the power. So they are looking for access down the SpencervilleElgin Railroad, Sprague stated. The Tuesday meeting was called for Allen County officials to check with Van Wert County about dealings with BP Wind and whether or not the county commissioners were on board with the project. Were up to speed, were on board and we supportive of the project, Van Wert County Commissioner Thad Lichtensteiger declared. Youre not supporting some rogue project that nobody knows anything about. The Allen County Port Authority has been asked to be able to lease right-of-way along the old railroad bed which runs from Lima through Spencerville, and northwest near the Van Wert County communities of Elgin, Ohio City and finally Glenmore. BP Wind would like to use the old rail route for its transmission line to a substation in Lima and out onto the electrical grid. The line would be suspended with five poles per mile. The support poles would look much like the lines run by Iberdrola Renewables Blue Creek Wind Farm along U.S. 127 north of Van Wert. Right-of-way must be granted by the Allen and the Van Wert County port authorities. Lichtensteiger went on to explain that not everyone in Van Wert County was on board with the project but the economic development, the commerce that it provides for the city and county of Van Wert, you just cant escape that. Sprague and Allen County Commissioner Cory Noonan promised cooperation in the project as the first of many such arrangements. Hopefully this is the first step in many collaborative efforts, Noonan remarked.

previously theyve always had to buy them, Suever said. Kindle is the easiest and most compatible reader to use with this system but you dont have to have a reader, you can read the eBooks right there on your computer browser. Library Director Kelly Rist says the library is open to suggestions on what eBooks to offer. If theres a certain title that a patron would like to read, they can suggest it to us, she said. We have a certain amount we have to spend on eBooks and so well be interested in attaining more. Each title can only be checked out so many times before we have to re-new and re-purchase it. Another convenient thing about downloading materials at home is there are no late fees. Titles simply disappear Delphos Public Library employee Cathy Hellman uses the SEO catalog database, once the due date arrives. which allows patrons to access millions of materials. The library became the 87th library Users may need to download in the SEO Consortium at the beginning of January. new software to download content, such as OverDrive millions of books and other and patrons never had to couple of days. As technology advances, Media Console for audio- physical items from 86 wait very long for materibooks, music and video, and other libraries in the SEO als to arrive but this may the methods the library uses Adobe Digital Editions to Consortium, which Rist says be even quicker, she said. to notify patrons of upcomarrive quickly. You can go into the catalog ing due dates have advanced read e-books. Weve had the interli- and request items from other Digital content aside, See LIBRARY, page 3 patrons now have access to brary loan for a long time libraries and it comes in a


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Dickrede, Clint (Kaelyn) Dickrede, Kyle (Brittany) Dickrede, Kayla Dickrede, Aaron Dickrede and Ryan Dickrede; nine great-grandchildren; and two stepgrandchildren, Chuck (Tressa) Mulholland and Brent (Angie) Mulholland. Mrs. Dickrede was preceded in death by a brother, Clarence Hemker; and a son, David Dickrede. Mrs. Dickrede was a homemaker and worked as a baker for Clyde Evans. Later in her career, she worked for St. Johns Rectory. She was an active member of Delphos St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church and the churchs Womans Prayer Group. She was extremely devoted to her faith and her church community. Her hobbies included caring for her fruit trees, canning and baking. She especially loved baking angel food cakes. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Thursday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, with Father Chris Bohnsack officiating. Burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery. Family and friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Thursday at Harter and Schier Funeral Home, where a Parish Wake will begin at 7:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Johns Church or Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center.


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Jan. 15, 1930 - Feb. 4, 2013 Martha F. Dickrede, 83, of Delphos, passed away at 9:15 p.m. Monday at Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center. She was born on Jan. 15, 1930, in Lima to Clarence and Mary (Rode) Hemker, who preceded her in death. On Aug. 11, 1948, she was united in marriage to Urban Dickrede, who passed away on April 26, 1992. Survivors include six sons, Gene Dickrede of Delphos, Mike (Vickie) Dickrede of Elida, Tom Dickrede of Lima, Ron Dickrede of Delphos, Dan Dickrede of Ava, Mo., and Bob (Susan) Dickrede of Lima; two brothers, George Hemker of Dayton and Dick (Marilyn) Hemker of Findlay; one sister, Rosie Swick of Defiance; six grandchildren, Stacy






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Aug. 24, 1938 - Feb. 4, 2013 Gerald Jerry E. Wallen, 74, of Delphos, passed away at 9:18 p.m. on Monday at Baton Rouge Living Center in Lima. He was born on Aug. 24, 1938, in Lima to Henry and Ida (Smith) Wallen, who preceded him in death. Survivors include two sons, Don Wallen Sr. of Delphos and Danny Wallen of Delphos; two daughters, Kathy Gilbert of Delphos and Jana Wallen of Lima; two brothers, Frank (Terry) Wallen of Lima and Syl (Tammy) Wallen of Columbus; five grandchildren, Karen R. Williams of Toledo, Don Wallen Jr. of Delphos, Vanessa and Sandra Wallen of Delphos, Brooke Wallen of Knoxville, Tenn., and Jeremy Wallen of Cincinnati; and six great-grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by two sons, Gary and Frankie Wallen; and one daughter, Julie Wallen. Mr. Wallen worked at Unverferth/Kill Brothers. He loved working on vehicles and he enjoyed fishing a great deal. Services will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Harter and Schier Funeral Home, the Reverend David Howell officiating. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. Friends and family may call from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. on Friday and one hour prior to the service Saturday at Harter and Schier Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the family.

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July 1, 1970-Feb. 2, 2013 Deana D. Ladd, 42, of Van Wert, died Saturday at her residence She was born July 1, 1970, in Van Wert, to Douglas Dean and Jenny (Rhodes) Pruden, who survive in Van Wert. On Nov. 26, 1996, she married Robert Bob Ladd, who also survives in Van Wert. Survivors also include her children, David Maxwell, Kurstie Maxwell, Evan Ladd and Bryce Ladd of Van Wert; a brother, Douglas Dean Pruden II of Van Wert; a sister, Paula Kay (John) Lemon of Angola, Ind.; and maternal grandmother, Alma Rhodes, Middle Point. She was preceded in death by a sister, Christina Boyd. Mrs. Ladd was a homemaker. Funeral services will begin at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery, Van Wert. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. today at AlspachGearhart Funeral Home & Crematory. Preferred memorials are to her children.

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Feb. 8, 1933 - Feb. 3, 2013 Carolyn L. Osting, of Delphos, passed away on Sunday at 9:27 p.m. at her daughters residence. She was born to Elmer and Ella (ONeill) OConnor, who preceded her in death. She was united in marriage to Kenneth R. Osting on July 30, 1951 and he preceded her in death on June 26, 2011. Survivors include her children; four sons, David (Sharon) Osting of Van Wert, Kevin (Leila) Osting of Delphos, Mark (Lisa) Osting of Kansas and Patrick (Cheri) Osting of Delphos; two daughters, Carol (Brent) Hammons of Elida and JoAnn (Garry) Stewart of Delphos; seven grandchildren; Stacey (Keith) Kramer, Michelle Schafer, Chad (Kendra) German, Jen (Rick) Vonderwell, Kyle (Rachel) Osting, Whitney (Brian) Clark and Jenna Stewart; twelve great-grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; and six step-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her sister Joan OConner. Mrs. Osting was a housewife during the time she raised her children. She later attended Apollo Career Center, graduated in 1980 with her LPN degree and worked at both the Delphos Memorial Home and Sarah Jane Living Center. She was a member of St. Johns the Evangelist Catholic Church. Mrs. Osting was a 1951 graduate of St. Rose High School. She loved her family very much. She enjoyed crocheting and sewing. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, with father Charles Obinwa officiating. Burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery. Friends and family members may call from 2 - 8 p.m. on Wednesday at Harter and Schier Funeral Home. A Parish Wake will begin at 7:30 p.m. on today at the funeral home. Memorial contributions can be made to St. Johns School or St. Ritas Hospice.

Patrol probing Acadia Road accident

Staff reports LIMA The Ohio State Highway Patrol is currently investigating an injury crash that occurred on Feb. 5 at approximately 8:10 a.m. The crash occurred on Acadia Road south of Upperman Road in the Township of Washington in Van Wert County. Dennis E. Dick, 60, of Kenton, was stopped northbound on Acadia Road after being involved in a previous crash. He walked to the rear of the trailer when Jacob C. Honigford, 17, of Cloverdale was travelling north on Acadia

Sept. 7, 1918-Feb. 3, 2013 Sister Emma Pothast, 94, of the Sisters of St. Francis of Tiffin, died at 1:33 a.m. Sunday at the St. Francis Home. She was born September 7, 1918 in Landeck , Ohio to Henry and Adeline (Bonifas) Pothast. She is survived by a sister, Mildred (Paul) Rayman of Kalida. She was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters, Esther (Charles) Niedecken, Evelyn (Donald) Deitrick, and Ellen (Joseph ) Mittelkamp; and four brothers, Leo, Arnold, Firmon, and Luke Pothast. Sister Emma graduated from Edgecliff College in Cincinnati and St. Vincent School of Nursing in Toledo. She served as an elementary teacher in New Washington, Fort Jennings, Delphos, Bucyrus, Peru, Miller City, Bryan and Bismark. She was both an elementary teacher and principal in Millersville and a high school teacher at former St. Francis Convent High School in Tiffin. Sister Emma moved into healthcare ministry. She served as a nurse at the motherhouse infirmary in Tiffin and as an administrator and a nurse at St. Vincents Hospital, Toledo, St. Francis Home in Tiffin and the former St. Anthonys Orphanage in Toledo. Her ministry then took her to Linton, North Dakota, where she served as the secretary/ treasurer at Linton Hospital and worked in administration and nursing. Change was nothing new to Sister Emma. Later in life she served as a seamstress at the motherhouse, and as the sacristan at St. Francis Convent and at St. Pius X Parish in Sycamore. Her ministry of service led her to continue her nursing skills by volunteering with Seneca County Hospice program and the local Red Cross Bloodmobile. Sister Emma served the community as a Minister of Prayer from 2007 until the time of her death. Sister Emma enjoyed listening to classical music and opera, and doing creative activities. In her own words she said, God has gifted me with many things. I have just tried to give my best at whatever I am doing. The Funeral Mass will begin at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at St. Francis Convent Chapel. Burial will follow in St. Francis Convent Cemetery. Visitation for family and friends will be from 2:30-7 p.m. Friday at the St Francis Home Chapel and 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the St. Francis Convent Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Francis Home or St. Francis Convent, in care of the Traunero Funeral Home and Crematory, 214 S. Monroe St., Tiffin, OH 44883. To send condolences go to

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ST. RITAS A girl was born Feb. 4 to Melissa and Andrew Burnett of Fort Jennings. A girl was born Feb. 1 to Meredith and Brett Unverferth of Kalida. A boy was born Feb. 5 to Jennifer and Scott Kelty of Delphos.


High temperature Tuesday in Delphos was 32 degrees, low was 12. Snowfall was recorded at .50 inch. High a year ago today was 46, low was 26. Record high for today is 61, set in 1938. Record low is -13, set in 1977. WEATHER FORECAST Tri-county The Associated Press TONIGHT: Partly cloudy. Lows around 20. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph. THURSDAY: Mostly cloudy. A 40 percent chance of rain in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 30s. South winds 5 to 15 mph. THURSDAY NIGHT: Rain likely possibly mixed with snow through midnight, then snow likely after midnight. Light snow accumulations possible. Lows in the upper 20s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph shifting to the northwest 10 to 15 mph after midnight. Chance of rain and snow 60 percent. EXTENDED FORECAST FRIDAY: Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 30s. North winds 10 to 15 mph. FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT: Mostly clear. Lows around 20. Highs in the lower 30s. SUNDAY: Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain showers. Highs in the mid 40s. SUNDAY NIGHT: Rain likely. Lows in the upper 30s. Chance of rain 70 percent. MONDAY: Partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of rain showers and snow showers. Highs in the upper 40s.

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Road in thick fog. Upon approaching Dicks semitrailer, he swerved to the right in an attempt to avoid a collision. As Honigford swerved to the right he struck Dick who was attempting to get out of the way. Honigford then struck a utility pole. Delphos EMS personnel arrived at the scene and transported Honigford to Van Wert Hospital with minor injuries and Dick was transported to St. Ritas Medical Center for incapacitating injuries. Alcohol is not related. The crash remains under investigation.

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Ohio AG: Council System failure led to deadly police chase

RICHFIELD (AP) Leadership and communications failures led to the chaotic police chase in Cleveland last fall than ended with 13 officers firing 137 rounds and killing two people who were likely unarmed, Ohios attorney general said Tuesday in reporting the results of an exhaustive investigation. It was total lack of control, Attorney General Mike DeWine said during a news conference at the state crime laboratory. He turned over the report to Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Timothy McGinty, who said he would take the case to a grand jury to determine if any of the officers should face criminal charges. Officials didnt announce a timeframe for the grand jury review and McGinty said he hadnt dawn any conclusions about criminal charges. The report did not assign blame on any of the officers but said systemic failures in the Cleveland police department led to the escalation of the Nov. 29 chase and the fatal shootings of the cars driver, Timothy Russell, 43, and his 30-year-old passenger Malissa Williams. Command failed, communications failed, the system failed, DeWine said. Patrick DAngelo, the police union attorney, watched the news conference and said the shooting would be found to be justified. The chase reflects the risks officers face daily, he said. The driver of the car tried to run over numerous police officers, he intentionally rammed other patrol cars and officers were in fear of their life and they did what they were trained to do, DAngelo said. A key question remained unanswered: Did the two people fleeing in the car have a weapon that was tossed out during the chase? DeWine said gunpowder residue tests on the two and their vehicle showed traces of gunpowder but it wasnt conclusive on whether they had been armed or on whether the residue, as was possible, came from the extensive gunfire. Some community leaders called the shootings racially motivated, since Russell and Williams were black, but DAngelo said race wasnt a factor in the chase. DeWine described a confusing scene where dozens of police cruisers from multiple jurisdictions became involved in the chase without permission from superiors and little direction after some officers thought someone from the car had fired shots. Then, at the end of the chase, officers positioned on both sides of the suspects car began firing, the report said. The crossfire led other officers to believe they were involved in a shootout with the two people in the car. Many of the officers told investigators they were frightened and legitimately feared for their lives.



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Mayor Michael Gallmeier, right, presents a plaque to retiring firefighter Dennis Hageman, who has 44 years of service to the city.


as well. Most people check their e-mail, so we can send notifications that way, Rist said. Were also trying to get cell numbers because patrons seem to enjoy getting reminders in texts. Notices can still be sent by mail; we give them the option. Patrons are encouraged by the library staff to come in and explore the new system

and ask questions. Some of the patrons really like it so far, Suever said. Others have found it challenging. If you have any questions, just come in and ask. Were here to help everyone through the transition, Rist added. I think its good for people to come in and see a good use for their tax dollars. This is one way to benefit from the money thats already been delegated for that purpose.

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Bob Jettinghoff also received a plaque from Gallmeier noting his 27 years of service to the city as a firefighter.

a thick fog at the time of the wreck. Visibility at the time was reported to be less than 100 feet. Both eastbound and westbound lanes of U.S. 24 remained closed into the evening hours Tuesday as crews continued to work cleaning up the ethanol spill. The Highway Patrol was assisted on scene by Paulding County Sheriffs Department, multiple fire and E.M.S. departments, Paulding and Defiance County Emergency Management Agency, Ohio Department of Transportation, the Red Cross and the E.P.A. Alcohol is not believed to be a factor in the crash and seat belt use is not known at this time. The crash remains under investigation. Red Cross representatives from Paulding, Defiance and Van Wert counties were on scene to help responders and motorists stranded in traffic. McDonalds in Paulding donated 110 sandwiches, Paulding VFW donated coffee and Chief Supermarket provided water.

(Continued from page 1) tinues with cleaning of membrane units within the structure to extend their useful life and provide proper filtration. Prompted by Councilman Hanser, Berquist noted that the proposed Cass Street waterline improvement documentation has been forwarded to the EPA and is now pending approval before further construction steps can be taken. The proposed water line will utilize an easement along the railroad tracks just south of the Bunge NA facility. Regarding the proposed Gressel Drive water loop project, Berquist indicated the Community Improvement Corporation is taking possession of a par-

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cel of land necessary for the infrastructure expansion and that action will significantly reduce the overall project expected cost from $140,000 to $80,000 as the city will only need to obtain an easement through the property owned by the CIC. Auditor Tom Jettinghoff suggested that funding for the waterline project be secured through a loan rather than direct payment to limit the impact to the city budget. Jettinghoff also reviewed with council the present and projected water and sewer fund balances, noting that the balance for the water fund is projected to diminish to just over $100,000 by the end of 2013 and $49,000 by the end of 2015. The decrease is due in part to loss of rev-

enue, despite a cost of living adjustment to billing, and the need to address existing debt. Jettinghoff indicated he was not comfortable with the projected account balance within two years. The sewer fund has also experienced a decline in revenue although expected to increase slightly in the next few years. Despite the increase, the fund balance is projected at $778,000 through 2013 and dropping to $245,000 at the end of 2015. Jettinghoff noted that the projected figures for the sewer fund do not include the potential high cost impact the city would face if replacement of membranes in the water treatment plant filtration system is required.

CINCINNATI (AP) Federal customs officials say bogus Super Bowl jerseys are among $3.4 million in counterfeit goods that have been seized from shipping hubs at two Ohio airports. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials said Tuesday the jerseys and other items were seized over the past nine days at the DHL hub at Cincinnati/ Northern Kentucky International Airport and the UPS hub at Louisville International Airport. A Customs spokeswoman says most of the items were jerseys but the fake goods included other clothing and consumer electronics. Officers seized about 22,600 items with an estimated manufacturers suggested retail price of $2.9 million at the DHL hub. Thats what the goods would have cost if theyd been genuine. About 37,900 items valued at about $510,000 were confiscated at the UPS hub.

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Obama, GOP disagree, again, on spending

By DAVID ESPO The Associated Press WASHINGTON After two tumultuous years of budget brinkmanship, President Barack Obama and Republicans in Congress finally agree on something namely, that a previous 10-year pact to cut $1 trillion across the board was such a bad idea it must be stopped before it starts. If consensus counts as good news in an era of divided government, consider this: They also disagree vehemently on a suitable replacement. As a result, they seem likely to spend the spring and perhaps a good part of the summer struggling to escape a bind of their own making. And this time, Medicare and the rest of the governments benefit programs are likely to face changes. Already, the two sides are laying down markers. Obama called on Congress on Tuesday to join him in developing a replacement for the across-the-board reductions, a balanced mix of spending cuts and more tax reform. We cant just cut our way to prosperity, he told reporters at the White House. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell had a different view. If Democrats have ideas for smarter cuts, they should bring them up for debate, he said, noting that the GOP-controlled House already has produced an alternative. But the American people will not support more tax hikes in place of the meaningful spending reductions both parties already agreed to and the president signed into law, McConnell said, a reference to legislation earlier this year that raised taxes at upper incomes by $600 billion. For their part, majority Republicans in the House welcome the debate after calculating that their leverage with Obama would increase once he asked lawmakers for repeal of the across-the-board cuts. In fact, the across-theboard reductions themselves were born almost of desperation, designed to be so unpalatable that they would force members of a 2011 congressional supercommittee to agree on a sweeping anti-deficit plan rather than let them take effect. The panel deadlocked. The cuts have been delayed by two months but are set to kick in on March 1 $483 billion out of defense over a decade and roughly the same out of a variety of domestic programs. Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security benefits are untouched. The cuts

One Year Ago St. Johns fifth-grader Lanna Klausing took second place at the Allen County Spelling Bee at The Ohio State University at Lima Saturday. Klausing conceded in the final round to Bluffton eighth-grader Elizabeth Nisly, who won with the word mediocre. Klausing, Nisly and third-place winner WASHINGTON (AP) Logan Orians will compete in the Regional Bee on March 27. President Barack Obama will go to Israel in the spring, the 25 Years Ago 1988 White House said Tuesday, Jane Ricker of The Herald, presented Jeannette Knippen marking his first visit to the of Delphos, her check for a $450 shopping spree which was the staunch U.S. ally since becomgrand prize of the 1988 Homemakers Cooking School. Diana ing president. While in the McIntire, home economist for the Homemakers School, dem- region, Obama will make onstrated recipes and appliances on stage Thursday night in stops in the West Bank and the Middle School auditorium. Jordan. How much can a head coach say after watching his team Obama and Israeli Prime struggle to put away a 2-14 team, shoot a dismal 30 percent Minister Benjamin Netanyahu from the field, yet still pull out the victory? We survived, discussed the visit to Israel in said Coach Dave Hoffman after watching his Jefferson Lady late January, when Obama conWildcats eventually register a 41-22 win over a pesky Ada gratulated Netanyahu on his squad. success in Israels recent elec Gene Morris, superintendent of postal operations at the tion. The White House has not Delphos Post Office, gave Jeff Metcalfe, a Delphos letter car- released the date of Obamas rier, a special achievement cash award for outstanding work trip or details about his itinperformance and a dedicated attitude toward his profession. erary, but Israels Channel Letter carriers Gloria Baughn and Barbara Hayson received 10 reported the trip had been a pay increase for outstanding performance, perfect safety scheduled for March 20. The start of the presidents record and good attendance. second term and the formation of a new Israeli govern50 Years Ago 1963 Delphos Eagles Band has contributed $25 to the uniform ment offer the opportunity to drive sponsored by St. Johns Band Committee. At the weekly reaffirm the deep and endurrehearsal of the Eagles Band, its president, Norman Casey ing bonds between the U.S. Jones, presented St. Johns Bandmaster Don Bowersox the and Israel and to discuss the check. Other individuals or civic groups who wish to contrib- way forward on a broad range ute may contact Louis Scherger, president, or Robert Nartker, of issues of mutual concern, including Iran and Syria, said treasurer of the St. Johns Band Committee. Fourteen members of the Past Chiefs Association National Security Council responded to roll call at a meeting of the group held Tuesday Spokesman Tommy Vietor. White House spokesman evening in the home of Mrs. Alfred Allemeier, Moening Jay Carney said Obama would Street. Jean Redd and Jeanette Zimmer were the assistant hostesses. The president, Mrs. Don Miller, read The Religion work closely with Palestinian of Abraham Lincoln, as written by a Christian layman, J. C. Authority and Jordanian officials on regional issues during Penny. A Mardi Gras will be held in Memorial Hall in Fort his visit to Jordan and the West Jennings, starting at 8:30 p.m. Feb. 23. Proceeds from the Bank. Obamas trip to Israel, comaffair will go towards the new school fund at Fort Jennings. The party will be for adults and will include eastern and west- ing shortly after the start of his second term, could offer an ern style dancing, good food, refreshments, clowns, games opportunity to repair a notoand favors. Mardi Gras costumes will be optional. riously strained relationship with Netanyahu. But the trip is 75 Years Ago 1938 almost certain to raise expecta The Grand Knights defeated the Wardens 2173 to 1819 tions for the type of peace iniin a K. of C. bowling match held at Recreation Alleys. The tiative that eluded Obama and Grand Knights were hitting the pins in fine style and had a his foreign policy team during margin of 354 for the three games. Those on the Grand Knight his first four years in office. team were: E. Scherger, Hesseling, Wulfhorst, Birkmeier, and Obama has in the past warned Burger. The Warden team is made up of Brown, Wannemacher, against setting expectations Stallkamp, Mueller and Shenk. too high for a breakthrough in The regular semi-monthly meeting of the Delphos stalled negotiations between Model Airplane Club was held Friday at Jefferson School. Israelis and Palestinians. Several members worked on model planes. One being built by Bill Berry is attracting attention. The plane will be a working model powered by a gasoline motor. Two new members, Harold Teman and Jack Fitzgerald, were voted into WASHINGTON When the club. Burmas Zin Mar Aung was A number of Delphos people plan to go to Middle Point placed in solitary confineSunday evening to be present at the first showing of the ment for trying to organize motion feature, Hearthstone and Altars at the Presbyterian students in 1999, Bill Clinton Church. The scene of the picture is in the parish of Temple was president of the United Hills near Oak Hill in Jackson County. It is of interest to many States. When she was released, of the Welsh citizens of this county, since many of them have Barack Obama was in the come from the parish in days gone by. Oval Office. Zin Mar Aung says she had never heard of George W. Bush or his wife, Laura, who used her own bully pulpit to push for liberation of Burmas most famous political prisoner, democratic leader Aung San Suu Kyi, then under house arrest. Suu Kyi is well-known to many now because of the largely unacknowledged work of the Bushes, as well as Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Since her release, Suu Kyi has risen to public office, accepted her Nobel Peace Prize and been the subject of a movie (The Lady). Less well-known are four rising female leaders with whom I met, including Zin Mar Aung, who are visiting the U.S. this month for leadership training. Their delegation is sponsored by Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women program, in partnership with the George W. Bush Institute, the McCain Institute and Meridian International Center. What does all this mean? Start here: Imagine living under a military dictatorship where free speech is punish-


Obama to visit Israel, first time as president

The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) The U.S. government says Standard & Poors knowingly inflated its ratings on risky mortgage investments that helped trigger the 2008 financial crisis. The credit rating agency gave high marks to mortgagebacked securities because it wanted to earn more business from the banks that issued the investments, the Justice Department alleges in civil charges filed in federal court in Los Angeles. The government is demanding that S&P to pay at least $5 billion in penalties. The case is the governments first major action against one of the credit rating agencies that stamped their approval on Wall Streets soon-to-implode mortgage bundles. It marks a milestone for the Justice Department, which has long been criticized for failing to act aggressively against the companies that contributed to the crisis. S&P, a unit of New Yorkbased McGraw-Hill Cos., called the lawsuit meritless. Hindsight is no basis to take legal action against the

US sues S&P over pre-crisis mortgage ratings

good-faith opinions of professionals, the company said in a statement. Claims that we deliberately kept ratings high when we knew they should be lower are simply not true. According to the lawsuit, S&P knew that home prices were falling and that borrowers were having trouble repaying loans. Yet these realities werent reflected in the safe ratings S&P gave to complex real-estate investments known as mortgage-backed securities and collateralized debt obligations. At least one S&P executive who had raised concerns about the companys proposed methods for rating investments was ignored. S&P executives expressed concern that lowering the ratings on some investments would anger the clients selling these investments and drive new business to S&Ps rivals, the government claims. Put simply, this alleged conduct is egregious and it goes to the very heart of the recent financial crisis, Attorney General Eric Holder said at a news conference Tuesday. Holder called the case an

known in Washington-speak as a sequester have not gotten any more popular in the intervening months. President Obama proposed the sequester, insisted the sequester become law and then doubled down on keeping the sequester in place, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Washington asserted Tuesday, one of numerous Republicans to do so. Few if any political leaders care to defend the automatic cuts, and the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said Tuesday they would slow economic growth if they take effect. The nations top uniformed officials warned lawmakers recently of dire consequences from even one years allotment of cuts planned for the Pentagon. We will have to ground aircraft, return ships to port and stop driving combat vehicles in training, members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff wrote to Congress. A group of liberal House Democrats wants to replace across-the-board cuts with nearly $1 trillion in higher taxes over a decade, at the same time calling for changes to earlier deficit deals they opposed. The effect would be a fair, balanced approach that protects working families, they said.


Four ladies from Burma

important step forward in our ongoing efforts to investigate and punish the conduct that is believed to have contributed to the worst economic crisis in recent history. The $5 billion in penalties the government is demanding would amount to several times the annual revenue of McGraw-Hills Standard & Poors Ratings division. The ratings business generated $1.77 billion in revenue in 2011. McGraw-Hills total revenue was $6.25 billion. Joining the Justice Department in the announcement were attorneys general from California, Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Illinois, Iowa and Mississippi, who have filed or will file separate, similar civil fraud lawsuits against S&P. On Tuesday, Californias attorney general filed a lawsuit in San Francisco Superior Court claiming that S&Ps inflated ratings on risky mortgage bonds cost the states public pension funds and other investors billions of dollars. More states are expected to sue, the Justice Department said. more civil society; and Ma Nilar OO, who worked for the International Red Cross for 18 years, advocated for political prisoners and personally provided some of those aforementioned necessities to Zin Mar Aung and Hla Hla Yee when they were imprisoned. More recently, she has been training and finding jobs for at-risk girls and young women (ages 13 to 35). She recently lost two teens from her program when their parents sold them each for $100. They were of high value, apparently, because they were virgins, the sundering of whom is crudely termed in Burma to open a new envelope. Some of these struggles sound familiar, even in our relatively advanced democracy. What is different for these women is the absence of democratic traditions in their country and a lack of familiarity with the instruments of freedom. Everything from how to build a feminist movement to how to create a political party has to be invented from scratch. What is message? What is public opinion? How does a person get elected? Imagine that. And then meditate about or pray for the safety and success of these four brave women.
Kathleen Parkers email address is kathleenparker@

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able by incarceration, torture or worse. Imagine sitting in an 8-by-8-foot cell alone for 11 years with nothing but a small water jug, a sink for waste, and a 15-minute daily break for a cold bath in a communal tub. Throw in a lack of any amenities (shoes) or even necessities, such as sanitary napkins. This was Zin Mar Aungs life for 11 years. How did she hang on to her sanity, I asked? She says she accepted that her existence consisted of those 64 square feet and wishing otherwise would do her no good. Meditate on that for a few seconds, while keeping in mind that her crime was publicly reading and distributing a collection of revolutionary poems she and her fellow students had written. Zin Mar Aung says she focused on those poems to get her through more than 4,000 days. Then one day, she was free. What does one do next? How does one navigate freedom in a nation relatively new to democratic reform and find the voice to speak when one

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has been silenced? Second and third thoughts further crowd the spirit in a country where, despite admiration for The Lady (as everyone refers to Suu Kyi), women are not universally embraced in the political process. It takes courage to put one foot in front of the other, much less to become an activist, as Zin Mar Aung and her colleagues have done. For her part, Zin Mar Aung picked up where she left off, earning a degree in botany, and now pursuing an international law degree. In the meantime, she established the Yangon School of Political Science and co-founded Rainfall, an organization focused on womens empowerment. The accomplishments of the four also include helping political prisoners, providing education and training to underserved girls and young women vulnerable to trafficking, and advocating for victims of domestic violence. The name of one of the organizations they help suggests the urgency and breadth of their challenges: Stop Sexual Harassment on the Bus Now. The three other women are: Hla Hla Yee, a mother, attorney and former political prisoner who counsels marginalized women and provides paralegal training in orphanages and elsewhere; Shunn Lei Swe Yee, who mobilizes young people to work for a

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

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Family welcomes snow

BY LOVINA EICHER The darkness of the early morning is leaving and daylight is appearing. We are being greeted by a world of white. It has been snowing all night and several inches are covering the ground. Snowflakes are still coming down very thick. I love to watch it snow. So many snowflakes and our wonderful God created each one. We are also having wind along with the snow. After a rainy week in January we are happy to see snow again. The children are looking forward to some more sledding. Warm weather and rain we had this week probably ruined the lake for ice fishing. My husband Joe and sons Benjamin and Joseph along with Timothy and Susans friend Mose spent last Saturday ice fishing. They had two ice fishing shacks with a propane heater in each one so they stayed quite warm. They didnt have too much luck with getting fish but they still enjoyed the day. Tomorrow several of our children have doctors appointments at the childrens hospital two hours away. I hope and pray that we will get back there safely. Our friend Irene usually takes us and she is a safe driver but accidents can still happen. I think a lot more about accidents since the tragedy that took the life of two of my cousins two weeks ago. Joe will take off work to go with us which I am glad for. Days like that can be more stressful than being at home working. We always like to start out 3 hours ahead of our appointment time so that we get there on time. You never know when you get delayed in the traffic. Because of the weather we will be leaving at 6:30 a.m. so it will take most of the day. Last week Joe and I attended the funeral of Joes cousin Williss wife Irene. She had a battle with cancer. Such a dreadful disease. Our sympathy and prayers go to the family. Their house will seem empty without a mother in it. God had all of this happen for a reason. In less than 3 weeks three of our cousins all around the same age were taken from this earth. Our hearts ache for all of the families left to mourn. The only comfort we can have is knowing that God makes no mistakes. Yesterday I was finally able to do our laundry for this week. It had amounted to quite a bit. Monday I couldnt start the motor on the washing machine. The children were home from school all day due to ice roads. Verena went along with Susan to her babysitting job. She enjoys the


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TODAY 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. 11:30 a.m. Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff Street. 5-7 p.m. The Interfaith Thrift Shop is open for shopping. 6:30 p.m. Delphos Ladies Club, Trinity United Methodist Church. 7 p.m. Delphos Emergency Medical Service meeting, EMS building, Second Street. 7:30 p.m. Delphos Chapter 23, Order of Eastern Star, meets at the Masonic Temple, North Main Street. FRIDAY 7:30 a.m. Delphos Optimist Club, A&W DriveIn, 924 E. Fifth St. 11:30 a.m. Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff Street. 1-4 p.m. Interfaith Thrift Store is open for shopping. SATURDAY 8:30-11:30 a.m. St. Johns High School recycle, enter on East First Street. 9 a.m. - noon Interfaith Thrift Store is open for shopping. St. Vincent DePaul Society, located at the east edge of the St. Johns High School parking lot, is open. Cloverdale recycle at village park.


Closson earns promotion

Information submitted Navy Seaman Apprentice George H. Closson, son of Melissa A. Closson of Delphos, was recently promoted to his current rank upon graduation from recruit training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. Closson received the early promotion for outstanding performance during all phases of the training cycle. Training which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. An emphasis was also placed on


little children. Benjamin was helping me fill the machine with water and gathering all the dirty laundry. But nothing we did would make that motor start When my husband Joe came home he tried different things and couldnt get it to start. We took the motor to get looked at but it is 17 years old so we dont know if it is fixable. We bought another motor and Joe hooked it to the washing machine. It was such a relief to finally get all that dirty laundry washed. Susan was working so I ended up doing the job myself. I didnt hear Benjamin complain that he didnt get to help since he was at school yesterday. That motor worked really well so I got a lot of washings done with it. This a great recipe to try, an easy, hearty meal on a cold winters day! UPSIDE DOWN PIZZA 1 pound hamburger or sausage Small onion, diced 1 medium green pepper 1 pint pizza sauce 2 cups cheese 1 cup flour 2 eggs 1 cup milk 1 teaspoon vegetable oil 1/2 teaspoon salt Brown meat with green pepper and onion. Add pizza sauce. Put in a 9 X 13 inch pan. Sprinkle cheese on top. Mix flour, eggs, milk, oil, and salt. Pour over and bake uncover at 425 degrees for 25-30 minutes until browned

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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Jays take 2 in mat tuneup



SPENCERVILLE St. Johns, Spencerville and Parkway are all looking to build toward the sectionals and district wrestling tournaments starting Feb. 15 at Lima C e n t r a l Catholic. They battled Tuesday night at Spencerville High School. The Jays won both of their matches, edging the host Bearcats 39-33 and whipping the Panthers 48-18. The Bearcats bested Parkway 66-12. The Jays of head man Derek Sterling had a few more wrestlers back from the injured list than they did over the weekend. They had eight wrestlers, voiding six weight classes versus Spencerville, while the Bearcats had two voided classes (both voided 106). We were hoping to get some more guys back and get them at least a match. We had seven matches and won six of them, Sterling noted. Will (Buettner) got two pins the only one that had two matches. Justin (Siefker) had a big match against Trevor Bockey at 132; Trevor was the NWC champion this past

weekend, so that was a big win for us to get the team win. Derek (Anthony) got a nice pin of another freshman at 170; weve been able to hide him behind two seniors but he also got a big win for us tonight. He weights 160, so he can wrestle there or 170. The Jays have one more tri-match tonight: versus Van Buren and Riverdale at Riverdale. Tonight and Wednesday are for seeding purpose at sectionals. You want to get the best seed especially the matches we did get we can get for the draw in hopes of getting into districts and go from there, he added. Spencerville coach Tom Wegesin took solace in getting another wrestler back from injury and getting his predominately freshmen and sophomore middle weights another match. Thats what you want right now; get more matches for your young guys. Unfortunately tonight, our youngsters were matched up with their strengths in the middle weights, Wegesin explained. We got Dakota (Sutherland) back for the first time all season after he had two or three matches last winter. Our 170, Zach

Brown, was bumped up from 152. Weve had to do that all season with a number of guys to fill weight classes. Still, the coach wanted a crisper performance. I dont know what it was it was our last home match but we didnt come out very sharp. Still, we can take this match and what weve learned and look ahead to the sectionals; thats what we prepare for, he added. The Panthers only had five wrestlers in their first year at the sport. This is our first year of wrestling at the school. We are trying to instill the basics in the kids and build from scratch, which is what weve had to do, Panther coach Kevin Browning explained. We had a few seniors that wanted to give it a try this year and its been nice; weve done well at a couple of junior varsity tournaments. Now we have to sell it to the younger years. I look at this as a 5-year vision. Next year, well try and get a junior high program going to build from the bottom. I dont see a lot of accomplishments the first two years but down the road.
St. Johns 39, Spencerville

138: Cory Binkley (SV) dec. Alex Haunhorst 9-5. 145: Austin Martin (SJ) pin Alex Mayer, 1:42. 152: Wes Buettner (SJ) pin Dakota Sutherland, :48. 160: Luke Wrasman (SJ) pin Kyle Sawmiller, 1:27. 170: Derek Anthony (SJ) pin Zach Brown, 1:16. 182: Will Buettner (SJ) pin Wyatt Krouskop, 1:17. 195: Lucas Shumate (SV), void. 220: Lucas Krouskop (SV), void. 285: Jake Bellows (SV), void. St. Johns 48, Parkway 18 106: Zach Kraft (P), void. 113: Double void. 120: Evan Mohler (S) pin Andrew Ford, 1:45. 126: Double void. 132: Justin Siefker (S), void. 138: Alex Haunhorst (S), void. 145: Austin Martin (S), void. 152: Wes Buettner (S), void. 160: Luke Wrasman (S), void. 170: Derek Anthony (S), void. 182: Will Buettner (S) pin Devin Joseph, 1:37. 195: Jordan Perry (P), void. 220: Double void. 285: Seth Hipply (P), void. Spencerville 66, Parkway 12 106: Zach Kraft (P), void. 113: Andrew Ford (P) pin Ashley King, :17. 120: Double void. 126: Derrick Smith (S), void. 132: Trevor Bockey (S), void. 138: Cory Binkley (S), void. 145: Alex Mayer (S), void. 152: Dakota Sutherland (S), void. 160: Kyle Sawmiller (S), void. 170: Zach Brown (S), void. 182: Wyatt Krouskop (S) pin Devin Joseph, :20. 195: Lucas Shumate (S) pin Jordan Berry, 1:29. 220: Lucas Krouskop (S), void. 285: Jake Bellows (S) pin Seth Hipply, 3:52.

Schimmoeller basket at buzzer gives Big Green PCL win

By BOB WEBER The Delphos Herald OTTOVILLE Tuesday night, the Fort Jennings Musketeers traveled down State Route 189 to take on the Big Green of Ottoville in their annual Putnam County League boys basketball contest. The game was a very low-scoring, defensive battle with the Big Green sneaking out a thrilling 29-28 win over the Musketeers. The Musketeers, directed by veteran head coach John Von Sossan, came into the game this evening after winning a nonleague matchup earlier in the season over the Big Green back on Dec. 14 at Ft. Jennings. The first quarter, as was the case with each quarter of play, was very low-scoring on both sides. The Big Green scored first at the 6:20 mark when senior Derek Schimmoeller drove the lane and connected on a short jumper. It would be the only two points for the Big Green in the quarter. The Musketeers, on the other hand, scored eight unanswered points to take an 8-2 lead after one quarter of play. Senior Kurt Warnecke had four points, sophomore Nick Von Sossan had a 3-ball and senior Brandon Kohli rounded out the scoring, going 1-of-2 from the stripe. The second quarter found both teams unable to dent the scoreboard until the 5:00 mark when Schimmoeller forced a Musketeer turnover at midcourt and lasered a pass to sophomore Austin Honigford for a driving layup, reducing the deficit to 8-4. Both teams did not score again until the 2:30 mark when sophomore Tyler Roby connected on a deep 3-ball to shrink the Musketeer lead to 8-7. The Musketeers only scored four points in the quarter, coming at the 1:35 and 1:00 marks with junior Josh Wittler and Kohli connecting on baskets in the lane. Junior Luke Schimmoeller rounded out the scoring at the 44-second mark for the Big Green as he connected on a 15-footer to bring the halftime score to 12-9, Musketeers. The second half saw sophomore Connor Wallenhorst open up the third quarter by connecting on five points for the visitors. Warnecke added another deuce to the Musketeer total of seven points for the period. The Big Green outscored the Musketeers 9-7 in the third to reduce the visitors lead to 19-18. Derek Schimmoeller and Ryan Honigford got baskets for the home team but the big points for the home squad again came from Roby with his second three of the game; Luke Schimmoeller hit a fadeaway shot as time expired in the quarter as Ottoville trailed 19-18. Coach Todd Turnwald of the Big Green was happy to see Roby step up this night: Tyler was absolutely huge for us tonight with three 3-pointers. Weve brought him along slowly this season but hes been practicing more and more with the varsity. Hes a very skilled player we just have to keep him playing at a consistent level every day. Both teams have struggled all year on closing out games and this night was no exception as both teams found themselves in the lead during the final minutes of play. The Big Green started strong in the final quarter by scoring four quick points on the Musketeers and taking their biggest lead of the game, 22-19. Not to be outdone, the Musketeers fought right back


106: Double void. 113: Ashley King (SV), void. 120: Evan Mohler (SJ), void. 126: Derrick Smith (SV), void. 132: Justin Siefker (SJ) dec. Trevor Bockey 3-2.

Lady Cardinals best Bearcats NEW BREMEN The host New Bremen girls cagers handed invading Spencerville a 60-52 nonleague loss Tuesday night. New Bremen (10-10) was led by Hannah Holdren with 19 and Haley Moeller with 13. Spencerville (2-16) was led by Schylar Miller with 21, Alyssa Mulholland with 11 and Abby Freewalt 10. Spencerville hosts Perry 1 p.m. Saturday.
SPENCERVILLE (52) Schylar Miller 21, Alyssa Mulholland 11, Abby Freewalt 10, Jacey Grigsby 5, Karri Purdy 3, Tori Hardesty 2. Totals 20-10-52. NEW BREMEN (60) Hannah Holdren 19, Haley Moeller 13, Kyla Otting 10, Meagan Brandt 9, Karli Jones 4, Melissa Thieman 3, Amber Paul 2. Totals 19-19-60. Score by Quarters: Spencerville 13 13 13 13 - 52 New Bremen 11 14 16 19 - 60 Three-point goals: Spencerville, Mulholland, Purdy; New Bremen, Otting 2, Brandt. JV score: 25-20 (New Bremen).

ROCKFORD Elidas girls hardwood unit hit the road Tuesday night and came back from Parkway High School with a 63-55 nonconference triumph. Kylie Downton led the balanced Lady Bulldogs (8-12) with 15 markers, while Cassidy Slusher and Sabrina Kline had 12 each and OSha Owens 11. Kylie Snyder was high scorer for the Lady Panthers (2-16) with 16, while Alicia Samaniego added 12. Elida hosts Bath Thursday.
ELIDA (63) Kylie Downton 15, Ashley Lowry 6, Cassidy Slusher 12, OSha Owens 11, Sabrina Kline 12, Torie McAdams 2, Carly Stetler 5. Totals 25-9-63. PARKWAY (55) Kylie Snyder 16, Alicia Samaniego 12, Sierra Fent 9, Cami Hellwarth 7, Riley Bransteter 6, Tara Walls 5. Totals 20-11-55. Score by Quarters: Elida 10 20 15 18 - 63 Parkway 9 18 12 16 - 55 Three-point goals: Elida, Kline, Owens, Downton, Stetler; Parkway, Snyder 2, Samaniego 2. -

Score by Quarters: Holgate 7 4 13 7 - 31 Kalida 11 8 8 6 - 33 Rebounds: Holgate 19 (3 offensive), Kalida 30 (12 offensive). Turnovers: Holgate 10, Kalida 11. JV score: Kalida 34-17. -

Bulldogs rout Rockets By Dave Boninsegna The Delphos Herald

Pioneers edge Lancer boys in OT

LadyCats eke by Tigers

LIMA Lima Temple Christian needed overtime to subdue Lincolnview 51-50 in boys non-league hardwood action Tuesday night at LTC. Andrew Rhoad paced the Pioneers (13-6) with 16 and Evan Sutton and Justin Kroehler 13 each. Kyle Williams dropped in 24 (6 treys) and Kade Carey 10 for the Lancers (7-12). The Lancers host Paulding Friday in NWC play.
LINCOLNVIEW (50) Nick Leeth 5, Kade Carey 10, Kyle Williams 24, Mark Evans 4, Justis Dowdy 3, Conner McCleery 4. LIMA TEMPLE CHRISTIAN (51) Andrew Rhoad 16, Evan Sutton 13, Justin Kroehler 13, Zeke Bolon 7, Taylor Zwiebel 2. Score by Quarters: Lincolnview 12 10 6 12 (10) - 50 Lima TC 14 3 11 12 (11) - 51 Three-point goals: Lincolnview, Williams 6; Lima Temple Christian, Kroehler 2. -

KALIDA Kalida built up a 19-11 halftime lead and made it stand as they dispatched H o l g a t e 33-31 in a girls non-conference hardwood clash Tuesday at The Wildcat Den. The LadyCats (11-7) were paced by Jackie Gardners 10 and Kylie Osterhages eight. Pacing the Lady Tigers (137) were Mattie Grim with 12 and Marissa Myles with 10. Kalida visits Leipsic 1 p.m. Saturday.
HOLGATE (31) Mattie Grim 6-0-0-12, Marissa Myles 5-0-0-10, Sarah Niese 0-11-4, Jillian Clady 0-1-0-3, Rachel Desgranges 1-0-0-2, Connor Abel 0-00-0, Dani Like 0-0-0-0. Totals 12/272/9-1/2-31. KALIDA (33) Jackie Gardner 5-0-0-10, Nicole Recker 1-0-0-2, Summer Holtkamp 1-0-0-2, Kiersten Recker 0-0-0-0, Amy Smith 2-0-0-4, Elizabeth Turnwald 2-0-0-4, Kristi Honigfort 0-1-0-3, Kylie Osterhage 4-0-0-8, Brittany Kahle 0-00-0, Julia Vandemark 0-0-0-0. Totals 15/32-1/11-0/8-33.

Balanced Lady Dawgs win on the road

PANDORA The Columbus Grove Bulldogs boys basketball team continued their dominance from the free-throw line Tuesday night in their Putnam County League matchup against the Pandora-Gilboa Rockets at The Launching Pad. The Dogs drained 17-of-22 attempts, with Will Vorhees connecting on 11-of-13, as the guests rolled past the Rockets 53-25. Vorhees led all scorers with 20 points and has hit 17-of-19 over the span of the past two contest (6-of6 vs. Continental). Collin Grothaus and Derek Rieman each had nine for Grove. Abe Basinger led the Rockets with seven markers. Grove shot 15-of-36 from the field in the contest. In contrast, the Rockets had difficulties finding the mark, going just 9-of-42 attempts and 4-of-9 from the stripe. P-G took a brief 3-2 edge early in the game as the teams traded buckets on alternate possessions but after Rieman powered his way for a bank shot at the low block to give the Bulldogs a 5-3 advantage, the visitors never looked back. Grove rode streaks of 19-2 and 13-2 in the first half to take control. The Rockets shot just 1-of-9 in the first stanza as a stingy Bulldog defense kept the hosts on their heels; P-G held the ball in one possession for nearly two minutes before a shot became available and even after that the home team got the offensive rebound, the Dogs stole it away. Columbus Grove built up a 7-3 lead after the first stop and after a Rieman shot from the low post, the guests had a 10-point advantage at

15-5. Vorhees showed off his foul shooting talents in the second stanza by hitting 3-of-4 and adding a bucket from inside and outside the arc, the latter leading to a 20-5 lead and topping off a 19-2 spurt by the crimson and grey. The Rockets made just 3-of-18 shots in the first 16 minutes and only 2-of-8 from the line. The second half didnt get much better; the visitors came out shooting again and after a Jarred Tousley bucket, the Bulldogs went on another stretch, this time a 13-2 run. At one point in the canto, Vorhees drove the paint, switched hands in mid-stride and laid the ball in for two, giving him 13 points on the night with the scoreboard showing a 28-11 Grove lead. Grothaus and Vorhees delivered 15 of the 17 points for the Bulldogs in the third stanza as the hosts stood with a commanding 41-14 lead at the end of three. Groves foul-shooting expertise continued in the final period as Jace Darbyshire nailed 4-of4 adding to his six points; senior Josh Tussing, who had been injured this season, saw his first action and drained a long ball with under two minutes to go, making it a 53-21 score. The Bulldogs improved to 12-6 overall, while the Rockets fell to 4-12. The JV contest was also won by the guests. Grove hosts Ada Friday.
Grove (53) Blake Hoffman 1-0-2, Jace Darbyshire 1-4-6, Collin Grothaus 4-19, Josh Tussing 1-0-3, Will Vorhees 4-11-20, Derek Rieman 4-1-9, Brady Shafer 2-0-4. Totals 17-17-53. P-G (25) Brian Schneck 1-0-3, Abe Basinger 2-2-7, Tripplehorn 1-0-3, Jarred Tousley 2-0-4, Fenstermaker 2-2-6. Jacob Basinger 1-0-2. Totals 9-4-25. Score by Quarters Columbus Grove 7 17 17 12 - 53 Pandora- Gilboa 3 6 5 11 - 25 Three-point goals: Columbus Grove, Tussing, Vorhees; PandoraGilboa, Schneck, A. Basinger, Triplehorn.

with five points of their own behind a basket by sophomore Austin Kehres and a deep three by Von Sossan to take the lead back, 24-22. The final three minutes of play were by far the most exciting of the game as it became nail-biting time for both teams, coaches and fans. Luke Schimmoeller connected on two foul shots at the 3:40 mark to tie the game at 24-24. Von Sossan came right back with a shot from the left wing, giving the visitors a 2-point lead, 26-24. Roby, after a missed foul shot by Warnecke on the other end, drilled his third 3-pointer of the game at the 35.1-second mark to give the Big Green a 27-26 lead. After a Musketeer timeout, they inbounded the ball and it looked like the Big Green were going to get the ball back but after the ball seemed to bounce back and forth to each team like a pinball game, the Musketeers scooped it up and found Warnecke alone under the basket to give the visitors a 28-27 lead with 9.8 seconds to go. After two timeouts and two Musketeer fouls because they only had four team fouls at that point, the Big Green found themselves with the ball out of bounds with 4.2 seconds to go. They set a double screen to free up Luke Schimmoeller and he did not disappoint as he drove the lane, faded back and drilled the game-winning basket through the net as time expired. For Schimmoeller, it was a shot that every kid dreams about growing up: We knew they were going to try to run some seconds off the clock. They fouled me twice but Coach told me to go back to the same thing. Were going to screen for you and you got to make the bucket. Its something you dream about making a game-winner and you dont know exactly how its going to go but it feels great we needed a win. Turnwald knew the importance of getting the ball to Schimmoeller at the end: I thought it was important for Luke to get the ball down the stretch. Lets just get the ball in his hands and let him go to work. Fortunately tonight, it was able to work out for us. The Big Green (7-11, 2-3 PCL) were led in scoring by Roby and Luke Schimmoeller with nine and eight points, respectively. The home team was 12-41 (29%) from the field, 2-4 (50%) from the foul line, hauled in 17 rebounds and only committed 5 turnovers. They host Continental for another PCL matchup Friday (6:30 p.m.). The Musketeers (4-15, 1-4 PCL) were led in scoring by Von Sossan and Warnecke with eight points apiece. The visitors were 12-32 (38%) from the field, 1-3 (33%) from the charity stripe, hauled down 24 rebounds and turned the ball over 14 times. They next play at Jefferson Saturday night. The JV contest was won by Ottoville 18-16.

VARSITY Fort Jennings (28) Nick Von Sossan 1-2-0-8, Connor Wallenhorst 1-1-0-5, Josh Wittler 1-0-0-2, Kurt Warnecke 4-0-0-8, Brandon Kohli 1-0-1-3, Austin Kehres 1-0-0-2. Totals 9-3-1/3-28. Ottoville (29) Derek Schimmoeller 2-0-0-4, Ryan Honigford 2-0-0-4, Austin Honigford 1-0-0-2, Brandt Landin 1-0-0-2, Luke Schimmoeller 3-02-8, Tyler Roby 0-3-0-9. Totals 9-3-2-29. Score by Quarters: Ft. Jennings 8-4-7-11 28 Ottoville 2-7-9-11 29 JUNIOR VARSITY Fort Jennings (16) Aaron Neidert 1-0-0-2, Nathan German 2-10-7, Drew Grone 0-0-1-1, Logan Sickles 2-0-1-5, Mark Metzger 0-0-1-1. Totals 5-1-3-16. Ottoville (18) Brendon Schnipke 0-1-0-3, Tyler Roby 2-1-2-9, Matthew Turnwald 1-0-0-2, Dustin Trenkamp 2-0-0-4. Totals 5-2-2-18. Score by Quarters: Ft. Jennings 5-11 16 Ottoville 7-11 18

SKIING SCHLADMING, Austria Lindsey Vonn will miss the rest of the ski season after tearing knee ligaments and breaking a bone in her leg in a high-speed crash Tuesday at the world championships. The U.S. team expects her to return for the next World Cup season and the 2014 Sochi Olympics. Vonn lost balance on her right leg while landing a jump in the super-G. She flipped in the air, landed on her back and smashed through a gate before coming to a halt. The 4-time overall World Cup winner and 2010 Olympic downhill champion received medical treatment on the slope for 12 minutes before being taken by helicopter to a hospital in Schladming.

The 28-year-old star tore her anterior cruciate ligament and medial collateral ligament in her right knee, U.S. team medical director Kyle Wilkens announced in a statement. The broken bone in her lower leg was described as a lateral tibial plateau fracture. Tina Maze became the first Slovenian skier to win a world championship gold medal in a speed event, taking super-G ahead of Lara Gut of Switzerland and Julia Mancuso of the U.S. BASEBALL NEW YORK Milwaukee Brewers slugger Ryan Braun said he used the person who ran the Florida clinic being investigated by Major League Baseball only as a consul-

tant on his drug suspension appeal last year. I have nothing to hide, Braun wrote in a statement his representatives released to The Associated Press. Earlier in the day, Yahoo Sports reported the 2011 NL MVPs name showed up three times in records of the Biogenesis of America LLC clinic. Yahoo said no specific performance-enhancing drugs were listed next to his name. The Miami New Times recently released clinic documents that purportedly linked Alex Rodriguez, Gio Gonzalez, Melky Cabrera and other players to purchases of banned drugs from the now-closed antiaging center. ST. LOUIS Chris Carpenter is unlike-

ly to pitch for the St. Louis Cardinals this season and his career may be over because of a nerve injury that kept him out most of last year. Carpenter has renewed numbness and some bruising in his right shoulder and hand after throwing off a mound prior to spring training, general manager John Mozeliak said. He will get an additional medical evaluation and isnt officially retiring but Mozeliak added the Cardinals are moving on without him. PRO FOOTBALL BALTIMORE Baltimore celebrated with its Super Bowl champion Ravens, with thousands of fans in purple lining the streets and packing the teams stadium for a cel-

ebration. Fans filled the square in front of City Hall and cheered when the team arrived and when players held the silver Lombardi trophy aloft. The Mayors Office of Emergency Management estimated that 200,000 people took part in the celebration in Charm City, including at City Hall, along the parade route and at the stadium. Coach John Harbaugh thanked the fans for their support; safety Ed Reed sang the melody of Eddie Moneys Two Tickets to Paradise. Retiring middle linebacker Ray Lewis, the only current player to have started with the team when it came to the city from

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The Associated Press EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct New York 31 15 .674 Brooklyn 28 20 .583 Boston 24 23 .511 Philadelphia 21 26 .447 Toronto 17 31 .354 Southeast Division W L Pct Miami 31 14 .689 Atlanta 26 21 .553 Orlando 14 34 .292 Washington 12 35 .255 Charlotte 11 36 .234 Central Division W L Pct Indiana 30 19 .612 Chicago 29 19 .604 Milwaukee 25 22 .532 Detroit 18 31 .367 Cleveland 14 34 .292 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct San Antonio 38 11 .776 Memphis 30 17 .638 Houston 27 23 .540 Dallas 20 28 .417 New Orleans 15 33 .313 Northwest Division W L Pct Oklahoma City 36 12 .750 Denver 31 18 .633 Utah 27 22 .551 Portland 25 23 .521 Minnesota 18 27 .400 Pacific Division GB 4 7 1/2 10 1/2 15 GB 6 18 1/2 20 21 GB 1/2 4 12 15 1/2 GB 7 11 1/2 17 1/2 22 1/2 GB 5 1/2 9 1/2 11 16 1/2 L.A. Clippers Golden State L.A. Lakers Phoenix Sacramento Mondays Results Philadelphia 78, Orlando 61 Washington 98, L.A. Clippers 90 Indiana 111, Chicago 101 New York 99, Detroit 85 Miami 99, Charlotte 94 Portland 100, Minnesota 98 Oklahoma City 112, Dallas 91 Utah 98, Sacramento 91, OT Tuesdays Results Indiana 114, Atlanta 103 L.A. Lakers 92, Brooklyn 83 Houston 140, Golden State 109 Phoenix 96, Memphis 90 Denver 112, Milwaukee 104 Todays Games Charlotte at Cleveland, 7 p.m. Indiana at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Boston at Toronto, 7 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Orlando, 7 p.m. New York at Washington, 7 p.m. Memphis at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. Brooklyn at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Houston at Miami, 7:30 p.m. Phoenix at New Orleans, 8 p.m. Golden State at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. Portland at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Milwaukee at Utah, 9 p.m. San Antonio at Minnesota, 9 p.m. Thursdays Games L.A. Lakers at Boston, 8 p.m. Chicago at Denver, 10:30 p.m. W 34 30 23 17 17 L 16 18 26 32 33 Pct GB .680 .625 3 .469 10 1/2 .347 16 1/2 .340 17

Rockets tie NBA record for 3s against Warriors

By CHRIS DUNCAN The Associated Press
HOUSTON The Houston fans knew the Rockets were on the verge of history against Golden State on Tuesday night, needing one more 3-pointer to set an NBA record. Warriors coach Mark Jackson wasnt going to let that happen. The Rockets settled for tying an NBA record and set a franchise mark with 23 3-pointers in a 140-109 win over the Warriors. Houston matched the single-game record for 3s set by Orlando in a win over Sacramento on Jan. 13, 2009. The Toyota Center crowd realized the outright record was within reach in the final three minutes, chanting One more 3! But the Warriors took away Houstons chances of getting it by fouling at the end. Were not going to lay down, Jackson said. If youre going to try to get the record, were going to stop it. The Warriors shouldve employed that plan sooner. Jeremy Lin sank five 3-pointers, a career high, and Chandler Parsons and James Harden hit four apiece as the Rockets reached a season-high point total. They also tied an NBA record with 14 3-pointers in the first half and dished out a season-high 35 assists on 46 field goals overall. Thankfully, we were just able to get a bunch of open looks and knock them down, Lin said. Thats just the way it is sometimes. Lin scored 28 points, Harden added 18 and Parsons had 16 for Houston. The Rockets put on the shooting display without their best 3-point shooter Carlos Delfino, who sat out with a right elbow injury. Jarrett Jack scored 20 points and David Lee had 18 for the Warriors. Stephen Curry, averaging 21 points per game, scored only seven points on 3-for-12 shooting. Houston set a Toyota Center scoring record and reached 140 points for the first time since April 1995. Throughout the whole game, you figured theyd cool off, Curry said. But we have to force them to take tougher shots. You just cant give them open looks. The Rockets were 18-of27 from 3-point range through three quarters. They finally hit a dry spell early in the fourth, missing their first three 3-point attempts. It didnt last long Marcus Morris connected on a 3 from the wing and Parsons flashed him a smile as the two trotted back down the court. With the outcome decided, Rockets coach Kevin McHale pulled his starters with 5:49 left, leaving the pursuit of the NBA record to the reserves. By then, everyone on Houston bench knew the record was within reach. The fans were ready to explode anticipating the record-setting 3. Reserve point guard Patrick Beverley drove for a one-handed dunk with 1:04 remaining, prompting a mix of cheers and groans. Beverley took a hard foul from Draymond Green on a 3-point try with 34 seconds left. Beverley and Green snapped at one another, prompting a heated argument between several players. Green and Morris were ejected. Some nights, its not your night and it wasnt ours and we didnt play particularly well, Jackson added. That doesnt mean, lay down and surrender. Thats not in our DNA. But the Warriors had to be a bit demoralized because the Rockets seemed to make every outside shot they took. They went 7-for-10 from 3-point range in the first quarter and 14-for-18 in the first half. Milwaukee had 14 3s in a half against Phoenix in March 2006 and New York matched that total twice last season against Portland on March 14 and against Boston on April 17. Curry, though, had the most spectacular shot before the break, just beating the buzzer with a half-court shot to cut Houstons lead to 77-62. But Golden States perimeter defense was no better in the third quarter and 3-pointers by Parsons and Lin stretched the gap past 20. Harrison Barnes ran out to guard Lin on his next 3-point attempt and Lin blew by him for a layup and an 87-64 Houston lead.

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The Associated Press EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L Pittsburgh 10 7 3 New Jersey 9 5 1 N.Y. Islanders 9 4 4 N.Y. Rangers 9 4 5 Philadelphia 10 4 6 Northeast Division GP W L Boston 8 6 1 Ottawa 10 6 3 Montreal 8 6 2 Toronto 10 5 5 Buffalo 10 3 6 Southeast Division GP W L Tampa Bay 9 6 3 Winnipeg 9 4 4 Carolina 8 4 4 Florida 9 3 5 Washington 10 2 7 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L Chicago 10 8 0 St. Louis 9 6 3 Nashville 9 4 2 Detroit 9 4 4 Columbus 10 3 6 Northwest Division GP W L Vancouver 9 5 2 Edmonton 9 4 3 Minnesota 9 4 4 Colorado 9 4 5 Calgary 7 2 3 Pacific Division GP W L San Jose 10 7 2 OT 0 3 1 0 0 OT 1 1 0 0 1 OT 0 1 0 1 1 OT 2 0 3 1 1 OT 2 2 1 0 2 Pts 14 13 9 8 8 Pts 13 13 12 10 7 Pts 12 9 8 7 5 Pts 18 12 11 9 7 Pts 12 10 9 8 6 GF GA 34 24 23 20 29 30 20 25 23 27 GF GA 24 19 29 19 26 17 25 29 30 37 GF GA 40 23 27 34 22 24 22 33 23 36 GF GA 33 23 32 25 20 21 23 28 20 32 GF GA 24 22 22 24 21 24 21 23 20 25 Anaheim Phoenix Dallas Los Angeles 8 10 10 8 6 4 4 3 1 4 5 3 1 13 29 23 2 10 29 27 1 9 20 25 2 8 20 25 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Mondays Results Carolina 4, Toronto 1 Dallas 3, Colorado 2 Phoenix 2, Minnesota 1 Vancouver 3, Edmonton 2, OT Anaheim 2, San Jose 1 Tuesdays Results New Jersey 3, N.Y. Rangers 1 Pittsburgh 4, N.Y. Islanders 2 Toronto 3, Washington 2 Los Angeles 4, Columbus 2 Ottawa 4, Buffalo 3 Philadelphia 2, Tampa Bay 1 Calgary 4, Detroit 1 Winnipeg 3, Florida 2, OT Nashville 6, St. Louis 1 Chicago 5, San Jose 3 Todays Games Boston at Montreal, 7:30 p.m. Anaheim at Colorado, 9:30 p.m. Dallas at Edmonton, 10 p.m. Thursdays Games Montreal at Buffalo, 7 p.m. Tampa Bay at New Jersey, 7 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m. Florida at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Washington at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. Calgary at Columbus, 7 p.m. Carolina at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m. Toronto at Winnipeg, 8 p.m. Detroit at St. Louis, 8 p.m. Los Angeles at Nashville, 8 p.m. Vancouver at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Chicago at Phoenix, 9 p.m.

OT Pts GF GA 1 15 34 21

LAKERS 92, NETS 83 NEW YORK Kobe Bryant had 21 points and eight rebounds and the Los Angeles Lakers overcame the absences of Dwight Howard and Metta World Peace and the loss of Pau Gasol to beat the Brooklyn Nets 92-83 on Tuesday night. Antawn Jamison, starting for the suspended World Peace, made the go-ahead basket during a closing 14-3 run for the Lakers, who have won three straight and six of their last seven games. Howard missed his third consecutive game with a torn labrum in his right shoulder and Gasol, his replacement, appeared to injure his right foot with a little more than 4 minutes remaining. Brook Lopez capitalized on the Lakers center woes to finish with 30 points and 11 rebounds but he was the Nets only offense down the stretch in their fourth loss in six games. PACERS 114, HAWKS 103 INDIANAPOLIS Paul George scored 29 points to lead Indiana to its 15th straight home win. David West had 15 points and seven rebounds and George Hill added 15 points and eight assists to help the Pacers to their fourth straight victory overall and their longest home win streak in 13 years. Jeff Teague had 24 points and eight assists and Al Horford had 15 points and eight rebounds to lead the Hawks, who have lost three of their last four. The Pacers went on a 7-2 run midway through the fourth quarter. Lance Stephenson scored on a layup before Hill hit a 3-pointer with 6:28 left to play to give the Pacers a 100-84 lead, their largest advantage of the game.

SUNS 96, GRIZZLIES 90 MEMPHIS, Tenn. Goran Dragic scored 15 of his 17 points in the fourth quarter to lead Phoenix past Memphis. Dragic, who had just two points on 1-for-6 shooting through three quarters, was 5-for-6 in the fourth, including converting three 3-point plays to help the Suns snap a 2-game losing streak. After the score was tied at 88, Dragic scored six straight points to put the game away. Marcin Gortat led the Suns with 20 points on 8-for-10 shooting from the field, while Jermaine ONeal had 14 points. Kendall Marshall added 11 points and Luis Scola finished with 10. Jerryd Bayless scored a seasonhigh 29 points on 11-for-15 shooting, including 3-of-4 on 3-pointers, to lead the Grizzlies. Zach Randolph had 21 points and 13 rebounds; Tayshaun Prince scored 11. NUGGETS 112, BUCKS 104 DENVER Danilo Gallinari and Ty Lawson each scored 22 points to help rally Denver for its seventh straight victory. The Nuggets withstood Samuel Dalemberts career-high 35 points and trailed by 17 points in the first half before coming back to beat the Bucks for the fifth time in a row and get their longest winning streak overall in more than two years. Corey Brewer added 20 points and Kenneth Faried 13 points and rebounds for the Nuggets, who didnt lead in the game until late in the fourth quarter. Dalembert finished 17-for-21 from the floor in surpassing his previous career high of 27 points on March 14, 2011, against Golden State while with Sacramento.



The Associated Press Boys Basketball Scores Akr. Buchtel 82, Akr. East 80, 2OT Akr. Ellet 69, Akr. North 64 Akr. Firestone 76, Akr. Kenmore 44 Akr. Hoban 62, Canal Fulton Northwest 48 Akr. Springfield 61, Rootstown 46 Alliance 56, Carrollton 42 Alliance Marlington 64, Louisville 45 Amanda-Clearcreek 39, Circleville 35 Amherst Steele 61, Avon Lake 48 Andrews Osborne Academy 60, Hearts for Jesus Christ High School 43 Apple Creek Waynedale 60, Can. Cent. Cath. 48 Ashville Teays Valley 60, Canal Winchester 58 Atwater Waterloo 66, Rittman 63 Austintown Fitch 47, Struthers 43 Avon 52, Rocky River 41 Batavia 60, Batavia Clermont NE 58 Batavia Amelia 47, Goshen 41 Bedford 58, Madison 49 Berea 61, Westlake 58 Bloom-Carroll 57, Circleville Logan Elm 42 Bluffton 64, Mt. Blanchard Riverdale 50 Bristol 80, N. Bloomfield 29 Brookville 53, Eaton 47 Brunswick 44, Shaker Hts. 42 Burton Berkshire 59, Newbury 35 Cadiz Harrison Cent. 58, Richmond Edison 41 Can. South 68, Salem 44 Canfield 60, Youngs. Mooney 59 Chesapeake 44, Minford 42 Chesterland W. Geauga 66, Aurora 54 Chillicothe 57, Washington C.H. 38 Chillicothe Zane Trace 65, Wellston 51 Cin. College Prep. 60, Miami Valley Christian Academy 57 Cin. Deer Park 60, N. Bend Taylor 42 Cin. Indian Hill 44, Cin. Mariemont 43 Cin. La Salle 64, Cin. Aiken 45 Cin. Madeira 78, Cin. Finneytown 74 Cin. McNicholas 45, Loveland 29 Cin. Oak Hills 57, Mason 56 Cin. Purcell Marian 75, Cin. Summit Country Day 59 Cin. Purcell Marian 75, Cin. Country Day 59 Cin. SCPA 68, Cin. Immaculate Conception 35 Cin. Sycamore 52, Liberty Twp. Lakota E. 47 Cin. Western Hills 69, Lockland 33 Cin. Winton Woods 71, Day. Ponitz Tech. 59 Cin. Withrow 50, Cin. Elder 31 Cin. Wyoming 42, Reading 40 Cle. Hts. 68, Maple Hts. 60 Cols. Africentric 81, Cols. West 56 Cols. Beechcroft 76, Cols. Mifflin 69 Cols. Brookhaven 84, Cols. East 44 Cols. Centennial 88, Cols. Linden McKinley 51 Cols. Eastmoor 74, Cols. South 70 Cols. Grandview Hts. 66, Baltimore Liberty Union 39 Cols. Hamilton Twp. 42, Lancaster Fairfield Union 40 Cols. Marion-Franklin 70, Cols. Independence 42 Cols. Upper Arlington 58, Marysville 47 Cols. Walnut Ridge 73, Cols. Briggs 72 Cols. Whetstone 70, Cols. International 45 Columbiana Crestview 50, Canfield S. Range 44 Columbus Grove 53, PandoraGilboa 25 Corning Miller 56, Racine Southern 37 Cuyahoga Falls CVCA 75, Streetsboro 51 Cuyahoga Falls Walsh Jesuit 63, Bedford St. Peter Chanel 55 Cuyahoga Hts. 46, Wickliffe 37 Danville 54, Centerburg 53 Day. Meadowdale 62, Day. Jefferson 48 Day. Temple Christian 65, Hamilton New Miami 61 Delaware Buckeye Valley 55, Plain City Jonathan Alder 34 Delaware Hayes 58, Mt. Vernon 31 Dover 43, Coshocton 22 Dresden Tri-Valley 46, Zanesville Maysville 41 Dublin Coffman 57, Galloway Westland 53 Dublin Scioto 57, Hilliard Darby 54 E. Cle. Shaw 71, Chardon 43 E. Liverpool 54, Lisbon Beaver 51 E. Palestine 72, Mineral Ridge 50 Eastlake N. 66, Chagrin Falls Kenston 59 Elyria 80, Mayfield 58 Elyria Cath. 66, N. Ridgeville 63 Fairfield 60, Cin. Princeton 57 Fairfield Christian 70, Zanesville Rosecrans 47 Fayetteville-Perry 89, Leesburg Fairfield 87, OT Franklin 82, Monroe 47 Franklin Furnace Green 49, Manchester 46 Fredericktown 55, JohnstownMonroe 32 Gahanna Christian 60, Shekinah Christian 51 Gahanna Cols. Academy 68, Whitehall-Yearling 46 Garfield Hts. 74, Medina 63 Garfield Hts. Trinity 70, Parma Normandy 56 Gates Mills Gilmour 53, Cornerstone Christian 44 Genoa Area 77, Oak Harbor 73 Georgetown 71, Felicity-Franklin 45 Germantown Valley View 78, Day. Oakwood 56 Girard 75, Andover Pymatuning Valley 66 Gnadenhutten Indian Valley 62, Wooster Triway 54 Grafton Midview 63, Bay Village Bay 54 Granville 50, Cols. Bexley 48 Green 70, Richfield Revere 37 Greenup Co., Ky. 55, S. Point 50 Grove City 64, Gahanna Lincoln 63 Hamilton Ross 71, Lebanon 70 Hartville Lake Center Christian 51, E. Can. 37 Hubbard 58, Cortland Lakeview 50 Hudson 54, Lyndhurst Brush 47 Ironton 57, Wheelersburg 35 Jamestown Greeneview 51, Tipp City Bethel 41 Kettering Alter 84, TrotwoodMadison 68 Kidron Cent. Christian 52, Kingsway Christian 36 Kings Mills Kings 65, Clarksville Clinton-Massie 38 Kirtland 48, Middlefield Cardinal 34 Lakewood 57, Vermilion 54 Lancaster Fisher Cath. 95, Millersport 84 Lewis Center Olentangy 68, Pataskala Watkins Memorial 49 Lewis Center Olentangy Orange 51, Cols. Franklin Hts. 33 Lima Temple Christian 51, Van Wert Lincolnview 50 Logan 70, Athens 69, OT London 84, Spring. NE 53 London Madison Plains 73, Lees Creek E. Clinton 71 Lorain Clearview 79, Rocky River Lutheran W. 70 Louisville Aquinas 67, New Philadelphia 59 Lowellville 53, Salineville Southern 35 Lynchburg-Clay 60, Seaman N. Adams 51, OT Marion Cath. 64, Gilead Christian 40 Mechanicsburg 83, Bradford 48 Medina Highland 65, Lodi Cloverleaf 50 Mentor 106, Strongsville 93 Mentor Lake Cath. 57, Hunting Valley University 50 Miamisburg 56, Bellbrook 48 Middleburg Hts. Midpark 64, N. Olmsted 48 Middletown 64, Cin. Colerain 55 Milford 74, Springboro 67 Miller City 72, Lima Perry 55 Milton-Union 56, W. Alexandria Twin Valley S. 53 Minerva 55, Beloit W. Branch 52 Mogadore 69, Akr. Coventry 54 Mogadore Field 71, Navarre Fairless 67 Morrow Little Miami 50, Cin. Christian 44 Mowrystown Whiteoak 65, Ripley-Union-Lewis-Huntington 58 Mt. Gilead 76, Bucyrus Wynford 52 Mt. Orab Western Brown 60, Bethel-Tate 51 N. Can. Hoover 57, Can. Timken 51 N. Jackson Jackson-Milton 53, Hanoverton United 43 N. Ridgeville Lake Ridge 65, Elyria First Baptist Christian 42 N. Royalton 72, Parma Hts. Valley Forge 30 New Albany 60, Sunbury Big Walnut 44 New Carlisle Tecumseh 65, Spring. 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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Lady Jays declaw Panthers


The Associated Press


DELPHOS The St. Johns girls cagers used their interior strength to shoot 55.3 percent from the floor in dispatching visiting Paulding 52-34 in non-league action Monday night inside Robert A. Arnzen Gymnasium. Senior Katie Vorst led the Lady Blue Jays (8-10) with 15 points, six boards and three assists, while junior Emilie Fischbach hit three treys en route to nine markers. The Jays shot 21-of-38 from the floor, 5-of-15 beyond the arc. We felt Katie and (freshman) Sydney (Fischbach) had an advantage inside and they were both active and aggressive. They were most effective when we moved the ball well, as we did at times tonight, Jays mentor Dan. J. Grothouse asserted. We did a decent job of getting the ball inside and those two did a nice job of either scoring or kicking it back out for open shots. For the Lady Panthers (4-15), junior Sierra McCullough and junior Abby Pease had nine apiece as they canned 13-of-34 shots (1-of-8 3-pointers) for 38.2 percent. We couldnt match up with them inside. Our tallest girl is 5-9 and we physically couldnt match up; we didnt have the help-side defense we needed, Panther head coach Lyndsi Schultz explained. Thats why we went zone when we did, trying to contain them inside and hoping they werent hitting from the outside. You have to pick your poison a little bit when youre in our situation; they hit some threes and that was that. The Jays led from start to finish, once Vorst powered in a deuce 31 ticks into the contest. In fact, Vorst scored eight of the teams 12 points in the opening period as both squads ran deliberate offenses against the others manto-man defensive schemes. Pease scored the first points for the Panthers at 6:12. When junior Amanda Boberg hit a 19-footer from the left wing with 46 ticks on the clock, the Blue and Gold led 12-5. The hosts hit 6-of-11 shots in the canto versus 1-of-4 for the visitors, forcing four of their 11 turnovers as the Panthers struggled to get many open looks against the Blue Jay defense. Paulding had a better go of it in quarter 2, with six players getting at least a point in the period, in netting 4-of-11.

looks. In toto, Paulding dropped in 7-of-13 singles (53.8%); secured 22 caroms, 10 offensive, as McCullough and Pease nabbed four each; and eight fouls. They entertain Northwest Conference foe Lincolnview Thursday. Weve been averaging around 22 turnovers a game, so well take that any time; thats our best effort of the season, Schultz added. We also have scored under 20 a few times this year, so well take 34 at any time. Weve been keeping games close but, as tonight, teams pull away at the end. St. Johns counted 5-of-7 freebies (71.4%); secured 20 off the glass (7 offensive) as Sydney Fischbach (3 dimes) added six; and 10 miscues and 12 fouls. They host Versailles Thursday in the Midwest Athletic Conference. In the junior varsity contest, the Jays outscored the Panthers 17-7 in the final period for a 29-22 win. Sophomore Halie Benavidez topped the Lady Jays (7-10) with nine counters. Freshman Jaycie Varner led the Lady Panthers (1-19) with nine.
VARSITY PAULDING (34) Abbey Edwards 2-2-6, Sierra McCullough 4-0-9, Jerika Bland 0-2-2, Brooke Combs 2-0-4, Alesha Simon 0-0-0, Abby Pease 4-1-9, Suzanne Reinhart 0-2-2, Sarah Nardone 1-0-2, Samantha Martinez 0-0-0, Jaycie Varner 0-0-0, Samantha Meggison 0-00. Totals 12-1-7/13-34. ST. JOHNS (52) Tara Vorst 0-0-0, Emilie Fischbach 3-0-9, Brooke Zuber 2-0-4, Rebekah Fischer 0-00, Katie Vorst 6-3-15, Erica Saine 2-0-5, Amanda Boberg 2-1-5, Casey Schnipke 3-0-7, Sydney Fischbach 3-1-7, Rachel Pohlman 0-0-0, Samantha Wehri 0-0-0. Totals 16-5-5/7-43. Score by Quarters: Paulding 5 12 6 11 - 34 St. Johns 12 13 12 15 - 52 Three-point goals: Paulding, McCullough; St. Johns, E. Fischbach 3, Saine, Schnipke. JUNIOR VARSITY PAULDING (22) Jaycie Varner 2-5-9, Taylor Manz 0-0-0, Stephanie Hawkins 0-0-0, Samantha Meggison 0-22, Tori Bradford 0-0-0, Alesha Simon 2-3-7, Samantha Martinez 2-0-4. Totals 6-0-10/19-22. ST. JOHNS (29) Rachel Pohlman 2-0-5, Emilie Grothouse 1-0-3, Olivia Kahny 1-0-2, Maddie Pohlman 0-0-0, Ashlyn Troyer 1-0-2, Halie Benavidez 2-5-9, Sam Kramer 1-0-2, Samantha Wehri 1-3-5, Colleen Schulte 0-1-1. Totals 7-29/17-29. Score by Quarters: Paulding 2 7 6 7 - 22 St. Johns 6 3 3 17 - 29 Three-point goals: Paulding, none; St. Johns, R. Pohlman, Grothouse.


How a state panel of sports writers and broadcasters rates Ohio high school girls basketball teams in the fifth of seven weekly Associated Press polls, by OHSAA divisions, with won-lost record and total points (first-place votes in parentheses): DIVISION I 1, Twinsburg (8) 19-0 176 2, Kettering Fairmont (8) 17-1 173 3, Centerville (5) 19-1 165 4, Mason 18-1 135 5, Reynoldsburg 18-2 117 6, Wadsworth 17-2 84 7, Solon 15-4 68 7, Dublin Coffman 16-1 68 9, Hudson 17-2 63 10, Perrysburg 15-1 40 Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, N. Can. Hoover 13. 12, Cle. St. Joseph 12. DIVISION II 1, Millersburg W. Ho. (12) 18-0 195 2, Clyde (2) 19-0 178 3, Oxford Talawanda (2) 19-0 132 4, Jackson (1) 18-0 115 5, Geneva (1) 16-1 98 6, Shaker Hts. Hath. Br. (3) 14-5 92 7, Bellbrook 16-2 82 8, Kettering Alter 16-3 54 8, Tol. Rogers 16-3 54 10, Bellevue 14-2 51

Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, Celina 24. 12, Canfield 18. 13, Beloit W. Branch 15. 13, Akr. Hoban 15. DIVISION III 1, Smithville (16) 19-0 201 2, Archbold (1) 17-1 147 3, Proctorville Fairland (1) 17-0 140 4, Richwood N. Union (1) 19-1 116 5, Orrville (2) 16-2 99 6, Cols. Africentric 17-5 96 7, Gates Mills Gilmour 16-2 71 8, Beachwood 17-1 63 9, Casstown Miami E. 19-1 38 10, Versailles 16-3 34 Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, Beverly Ft. Frye 24. 12, Anna 18. 13, Middletown Madison 16. 14, Collins Western Reserve 13. DIVISION IV 1, Ottoville (19) 19-0 207 2, Berlin Hiland (1) 15-2 177 3, New Madison Tri-Vill. 18-1 142 4, Ft. Loramie 15-2 129 5, Hamler Patrick Henry 17-1 106 6, Newark Cath. 14-1 97 7, Bridgeport 17-1 75 8, N.Ridgeville La.Ridge (1) 17-2 62 9, Zanesville Rosecrans 19-1 56 10, New Riegel 15-2 21 Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, Reedsville Eastern 19.

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Senior Casey Schnipke put an exclamation point on the St. Johns/Paulding girls basketball game Monday night as the buzzer sounded as she scores over Pauldings Alesha Simon. Schnipke finished with 7 points in the Lady Blue Jays 18-point victory. (Delphos Herald/Tom Morris) However, the Jays had a bit better go of it, even when the Panthers switched to a 1-2-2 zone that they extended some full-court. The Jays led by 10 twice in the stanza at 22-12 (deuce by freshman Sydney Fischbach) and 25-15 (3-ball by senior Casey Schnipke) with 45 ticks on the board. However, the guests Pease put back a thirdchance opportunity with 18 ticks remaining to get them within 25-17 at the half. The trend of the game continued into the third quarter: the Panthers did OK but the Jays were better. Pease, McCullough and sophomore Brooke Combs scored baskets for the visitors, while Emilie Fischbach drilled a pair of treys against the Panther zone and Vorst and junior Erica Saine netted three markers each. Jays led 37-21 on a Fischbach bomb at 1:11 but McCullough dropped a 19-footer from the left side with a tick left for a 37-23 edge. The Jays lead never fell below 10 and reached as high as the final margin as the benches emptied as the quarter went on. Six Jays (led by Vorsts 4) scored at least a point, while McCullough and senior Abbey Edwards (4 assists) led the Panthers with four each. Defensively, we did a decent job overall, Grothouse added. We had a couple of breakdowns but generally, we played solid team defense. We had good help-side and didnt give up many easy

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Strange bedfellows: Business, labor on immigration

By ERICA WERNER and JULIE PACE The Associated Press WASHINGTON Unlikely allies, business and labor leaders joined in support of the White Houses immigration overhaul efforts Tuesday while also launching high-stakes negotiations to overcome an issue that has split them before creating a guest-worker program to ensure future immigrants come to the U.S. legally. The broad agreement on a need for immigration changes and a pathway to citizenship for an estimated 11 million illegal immigrants already here is driven largely by selfinterest. Both business and worker program in its immigration proposals, but Obama has not. That omission has drawn criticism from Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, a key negotiator on the Republican side. Republicans view the omission as a cave-in to labor supporters, who see a substantial new guest-worker program as a possible threat to Americans who are seeking jobs. White House officials say the president is open to a guest-worker program, so long as it protects workers and responds to workforce demands, not politics. That puts the White House in line with AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka, who said following his meeting with Obama on Tuesday that they discussed a data-driven system that is actually driven by needs and not by aspirations of employers. Even if overhaul legislation makes it through the Senate, trouble lies ahead in the Republican-controlled House. The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee said Tuesday the nations immigration system is in desperate need of repair as he opened an overhaul hearing. But he also said there are many questions about how any large-scale legalization program would work, how much it would cost and how it would prevent illegal immigration in future.

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to for details.) Set up automated bill pay with your bank for your mortgage, utility bills and other regular expenses. Have financial institutions send statements and alerts to a trusted person who has no access to any of your accounts to check for fraud. -- Secure your home. Make sure any caregiver youre considering undergoes a background check. Dont assume that a placement agency will do a thorough one. Insist on a national, rather than state, criminal check. To monitor in-home help, consider installing a surveillance camera if state law permits it. -- Dont leave mail in an unsecured mailbox. Shred documents with identifying information. List and photograph all jewelry and valuables so they can be traced to pawn shops if necessary. SAFEGUARDING RELATIVES The most important action you can take on an older relatives behalf is to make sure he or she gets out and about. Elder abuse is correlated highly with social and physical isolation. In addition to making regular and unplanned visits yourself, arrange for outings and visits with friends, neighbors, clergy and volunteers. -- Lay down the ground rules. Hold a family meeting to discuss who will look after the older relative physically and financially. If one relative will handle the bulk of the care, have an attorney draft a personalcare agreement that outlines how much he or she should receive for services. -- Set up a limited account. If youre concerned about your relatives abilities to make financial decisions, set up a small account at a local bank for him or her. The account could, for instance, include a debit card and checks and have a spending limit of, say, $300. Arrange with the bank to investigate checks written for more. -Be available. Accompany your relative to meetings with financial advisers and doctors; they can help you make plans for his or her protection.
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DEAR BRUCE: All the articles about investing that I see are about Investing for College or Investing for Retirement, aimed at people who are still employed. But I have never seen an article on what a retiree should invest in. I would like to know where I should put my money now that Im retired. I will list my financials for you. I am 78 years old, single and in good health, and I have no outstanding debts. My home is worth about $200,000, with no mortgage. My yearly income is close to $24,000, which includes a pension, Social Security and a part-time job. On top of that, I get $365 a month from an IRA that runs another eight years. I have $35,000 in a savings account that earns less than 1 percent. I use this as a source of cash as needed. I have $85,000 with a financial firm that has it invested evenly between bonds and equity funds. These funds are basically stagnant. I also have about $100,000 in an annuity that I will be able to start collecting on at age 80. This will be up to a maximum of $11,000 per year for 10 years. I also have $4,000 in a 401(k), and $6,000 in a Roth IRA. Where should I invest? I would guess long-term would be 10 to 20 years. Id like some guidance from an impartial judge, as would many people in my situation. -- R.C., Richmond, Va. DEAR R.C.: Youre not reading the same material I read, because ample information is published regularly on appropriate suggestions for retirees. If you start reading

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the financial section of your local newspaper and listening to financial programs on the radio, you will have many good leads on the subject. But while generalities are fine, one size does not fit all. There are any number of financial advisers who specialize in helping retired folks stretch their assets so they are comfortable for the rest of their lives. To do that, the advisers have to know a great deal about you and what you want to accomplish. I am absolutely confident that you should be able to find someone locally through the newspaper, radio, TV shows or ads who will gladly advise you and take over the handling of your assets. As an aside, keeping $35,000 in a savings account that earns less than 1 percent is foolish. There are places where you can earn 4-5 percent and still have your money available to you as needed (with small but real risk). DEAR BRUCE: I have a 17-month-old granddaughter and would like to give her $100 for each birthday and $100 at Christmastime. At first I thought of a Coverdell account for her, but with no more money than that per year, it seems rather fruitless, and I know fees are involved. I dont think I can count on her parents or anyone else to contribute. Should I just open some sort of savings account or an educational savings account? Two hundred dollars per year doesnt add up to much, but Id like to put it somewhere other than under the mattress. -- L.S., via email DEAR L.S.: I could sug-

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Teen should talk to counselor about friends talk of suicide

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By Bernice Bede Osol
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2013 Even though partnership arrangements might not appeal to you in the year ahead, several alliances will become extremely important. Its OK to avoid those who have nothing to contribute. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -Even though youre usually outgoing and friendly in all your relationships, today you could be a bit withdrawn. Come out of the shadows; youll have more fun mixing it up. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -View your expectations realistically but hopefully, because making them realities is within the realm of possibility. Practical goals are definitely achievable. ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- The possibility of you being an excellent achiever is better than usual, so take on something that is especially important. Youll do a great job handling it. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- A painful lesson you learned the hard way will be put to the test. Youll not only avoid making that mistake again, youll know exactly how to handle things this time around. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Financial and commercial involvements are your strong suits. Youll not only recognize a good deal when you see one, youll know how to make the most of it. CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- The most beneficial involvement you could enter would be some kind of partnership. If each party does his or her best, mutual advantages will result. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -Something youve been trying to accomplish that hasnt worked out thus far can finally be wrapped up if you take a methodical approach. Do things one step at a time. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Dont be reluctant to take charge of things when you get the chance. Youll be far better at calling the shots than you would be trying to comply with the directives of another. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -- It behooves you not to waste any time focusing on frivolous pursuits. Bend your efforts toward addressing your more serious problems, handling the tougher ones first. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- Dont beat around the bush when there is a serous issue you need to iron out with another. Get down to basics as quickly as you can, and set your mind upon a resolution. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- The possibility of personal gain looks exceptionally good, even if it wont be earth-shattering. Be alert for different ways you can improve your material circumstances. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Because there is something difficult that has to be taken care of, youll be the one called upon to get it done. Answer the call of your peers with alacrity and zest.
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Dear Hurt: Please dont Dear Annie: Im a teenager, and my friend told me mistake Facebook for genuhes having suicidal thoughts. ine friendship and a true His dad is really hard on him, relationship. It is simply a and I suspect hes verbally convenient way to keep track of others activities and life abusive, as well. He made me promise events and let them know never to tell anyone and about yours. Some people are said he wouldnt actually go considerate and responsive through with these thoughts. (like you), and others, less so. But I dont know what to do. Your relatives, in particular, Would it ruin him if I told may think that their relationsomeone? And who would I ship with you is covered outside of Facebook tell? I dont want to and therefore make his home life doesnt require even worse, and he the same degree might deny it if I of attentiveness mention it. Please online. Its OK to help me. Scared ask when you see to Death them in person, but Dear Scared: we urge you not to One should always take this too seritake threats of suiously. We dont becide seriously. Your lieve it is anyones friend confided intent to hurt your in you because he needed to talk Annies Mailbox feelings. Dear Annie: about it, and you can encourage him to discuss This is about the letter from his feelings. Your compas- A Long-Term Care Employsion and support may help ee, who urges family memhim resolve some issues and bers to bring new clothing to realize that whatever situa- residents in nursing homes. In the past five years, my tion he is in doesnt have to husband has been in three be permanent. But if you believe he is different nursing homes for showing signs of following rehab after a stroke and nuthrough (getting prepared, merous falls. You learn not giving things away), please to bring good clothes betalk to your parents, school cause they disappear. Even counselor, a sympathetic with every article identified teacher, your minister or with a name tag, a hamper any responsible adult, and to put dirty clothes in and urge your friend to seek pro- instructions that family will fessional help through the do laundry, the clothes go National Suicide Preven- missing. I visited my husband daily. tion Lifeline at 1-800-273Finding his missing clothes TALK. Dear Annie: I am a grand- was an ongoing problem in mother in my 60s. I was ex- each nursing home. I visited cited to learn about Facebook the lost and found department and start conversing with in one facility, and the amount friends and relatives. I love of clothing there could have seeing all of their pictures outfitted every one of the 102 and videos and reading their residents. Please dont blame statuses and comments. I al- the family. We try. Royal ways make comments and Oak, Mich. give compliments on their pictures, etc. But is it wrong for me to be hurt and resentful when some of them completely ignore me in return? It is mainly the relatives who do this. These are the same people to whom I have sent checks in hard times and for every occasion, and it bothers me when I see that they comment to other friends, but act like I dont exist. I hate to say anything to them, because they would resent me for it, but it hurts my feelings, and I dont understand their behavior. They act as if it would cost them longdistance money to respond to me. I believe you can find out a lot about people by friending them on Facebook. You discover which ones are really interested in you and which ones simply like to post pictures of themselves. It is so self-centered. What should I do? Hurt in Virginia







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By PAULINE JELINEK The Associated Press WASHINGTON Apparently trying an end-run around an unaccommodating Congress, the financially struggling U.S. Postal Service says it will stop delivering mail on Saturdays but continue to disburse packages six days a week. In an announcement scheduled for later today, the service is expected to say the Saturday mail cutback would begin in August and could save $2 billion annually. The move accentuates one of the agencys strong points package delivery has increased by 14 percent since 2010, officials say, while the delivery of letters and other mail has declined with the increasing use of email and other Internet services. Under the new plan, mail would be delivered to homes and businesses only from Monday through Friday, but would still be delivered to post office boxes on Saturdays. Post offices now open on Saturdays would remain open on Saturdays. Over the past several years, the Postal Service has advocated shifting to a five-day delivery schedule for mail and packages and it repeatedly but unsuccessfully appealed to Congress to approve the move. Though an independent agency, the service gets no tax dollars for its day-to-day operations but is subject to congressional control. It was not immediately clear how the service could eliminate Saturday mail without congressional approval. But the agency clearly thinks it has a majority of the American public on its side regarding the change. Material prepared for todays press conference by Patrick R. Donahoe, postmaster general and CEO, says Postal Service market research and other research has indicated that nearly 7 in 10 Americans support the switch to fiveday delivery as a way for the Postal Service to reduce costs. The Postal Service is advancing an important new approach to delivery that reflects the strong growth of our package business and responds to the financial realities resulting from Americas changing mailing habits, Donahoe said in a statement prepared for the announcement. We developed this approach by working with our customers to understand their delivery needs and by identifying creative ways to generate significant cost savings. But the president of the National Association of Letter Carriers, Fredric Rolando, said the end of Saturday mail delivery is a disastrous idea that would have a profoundly negative effect on the Postal Service and on millions of customers, particularly businesses, rural communities, the elderly, the disabled and others who depend on Saturday delivery for commerce and communication. He said the maneuver by Donahoe to make the change flouts the will of Congress, as expressed annually over the past 30 years in legislation that mandates six-day delivery. There was no immediate comment from lawmakers. But others agreed the Postal Service had little choice but to try. If the Congress of the United States refuses to take action to save the U.S. Postal Service, then the Postal Service will have to take action

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FBI: Ala. captor rigged Monopoly fans vote to add cat, toss iron tokens BY RODRIQUE NGOWI THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS Fans from more than 120 countries bunker, waged firefight The Associated Press UPDATE. Check back soon for further have voted.
BY JAY REEVES and KATE BRUMBACK The Associated Press MIDLAND CITY, Ala. As FBI and police negotiators sought for days to coax an Alabama man into freeing a kindergartner held hostage in an underground bunker, the captor was planning for violence, authorities say. He rigged the bunker with explosives, tried to reinforce it against any raid, and when SWAT agents stormed the shelter Monday to rescue the boy, Jimmy Lee Dykes engaged in a firefight that left the captor dead, the FBI and officials said. After the nearly weeklong hostage ordeal, relatives say the boy who turned 6 today appears to be doing well and is back at home. He was seized off a crowded school bus Jan. 29 after authorities say the 65-year-old gunman shot the driver dead and took the child to the bunker, where he was held until Mondays rescue. While the FBI has largely been tight-lipped about how it monitored Dykes behavior and mood in the days leading up to the rescue, the latest revelations suggest authorities were dealing with an abductor fully prepared for more violence even as he allowed police to send food, medicine and toys into the bunker for the boy. An FBI statement late Tuesday said Dykes had planted an explosive device in a ventilation pipe hed told negotiators to use to communicate with him on his property in the rural Alabama community of Midland City. The suspect also placed another explosive device inside the bunker, the FBI added. Dykes appears to have reinforced the bunker against any attempted entry by law enforcement, FBI special agent Jason Pack said in the statement providing significant, new details about how it all ended. When SWAT agents stormed the bunker to rescue the boy from the mans property in the rural Alabama community of Midland City, Dykes engaged in a firefight with the SWAT agents, Pack added. Officers killed Dykes, said an official in Midland City, speaking on condition of anonymity because the official wasnt authorized to discuss a pending law enforcement investigation. According to the FBI, bomb technicians scouring the Dykes property in southeastern Alabama found the two explosive devices. PAWTUCKET, R.I. Scottie dog has a new nemesis after Monopoly fans voted to add a cat to the game and eliminate the iron token. Toy maker Hasbro Inc. announced the changes today, hours after voting on Facebook closed, marking the first time that fans had a say on which token to eliminate and which piece to replace it. The eight tokens identify the players and have changed quite a lot since Parker Brothers bought the game from its original designer in 1935. The online contest to change the tokens was sparked by chatter on Facebook, where Monopoly has more than 10 million fans. The iron, wheelbarrow and shoe were neck and neck for elimination in the final hours of voting. Rhode Islandbased Hasbro says fans from more than 120 countries voted in the Save Your Token Campaign. information. APs earlier story is below. The classic Monopoly game is set for its most significant change in decades after fans voted to add a new token to replace either the shoe, the wheelbarrow or the iron whichever piece received the least support in an online contest. Toy maker Hasbro Inc. is scheduled to announce the new token lineup this morning, hours after fans cast their final ballots to determine which of the five proposed pieces to add and which of the existing tokens to eject. The tokens identify the players and have changed quite a lot since Parker Brothers bought the game from its original designer in 1935. The voting closed just before midnight Tuesday. Rhode Island-based Hasbro says the wheelbarrow, shoe and iron were neck and neck for elimination through the Save Your Token Campaign. The new addition will be a robot, diamond ring, cat, helicopter or guitar.

on its own, said corporate communications expert James S. ORourke, professor of management at the University of Notre Dame. He said other action will be needed as well, such as shuttering smaller rural post offices and restructuring employee health care and pension costs. Its unclear whether the USPS has the legislative authority to take such actions on its own, but the alternative is the status quo until it is completely cash starved, ORourke said in a statement. The Postal Service is making the announcement today, more than six months before the switch, to give residential and business customers time to plan and adjust, the statement said. The American public understands the financial challenges of the Postal Service and supports these steps as a responsible and reasonable approach to improving our financial situation, Donahoe said. The Postal Service has a responsibility to take the steps necessary to return to long-term financial stability and ensure the continued affordability of the U.S. Mail.

Boy Scouts board meets amid Internet cat stars scratch the surface BY LEANNE ITALIE talk of policy on gays The Associated Press
BY NOMAAN MERCHANT The Associated Press have weighed in. My attitude is that gays and lesbians should have access and opportunity the same way everybody else does in every institution and walk of life, said Obama, who as U.S. president is the honorary president of BSA, in a Sunday interview with CBS. Perry, the author of the book On My Honor: Why the American Values of the Boy Scouts Are Worth Fighting For, said in a speech Saturday that to have popular culture impact 100 years of their standards is inappropriate. The board faces several choices, none of which is likely to quell controversy. Standing pat would go against the public wishes of two high-profile board members Ernst & Young CEO James Turley and AT&T Inc. CEO Randall Stephenson who run companies with nondiscrimination policies and have said they would work from within to change the Scouts policy. Conservatives have warned of mass defections if Scouting allows gay membership to be determined by troops. Local and regional leaders, as well as the leadership of churches that sponsor troops, would be forced to consider their own policies. And policy opponents who delivered four boxes of signatures to BSA headquarters Monday said they wouldnt be satisfied by only a partial acceptance of gay scouts and leaders.

The online contest to change the tokens was sparked by chatter on Facebook, where Monopoly has more than 10 million fans. The initiative was intended to ensure that a game created nearly eight decades ago remains relevant and engaging to fans today. Monopolys iconic tokens originated when the niece of game creator Charles Darrow suggested using charms from her charm bracelet for tokens. The real-estate trading game is based on the streets of Atlantic City, N.J., and has sold more than 275 million games worldwide. The current eight tokens are an iron, race car, Scottie dog, a shoe, thimble, top hat, wheelbarrow and battleship. Most of the pieces were introduced with the first Parker Brothers iteration of the game in 1935, and the Scottie dog and wheelbarrow were added in the early 1950s. Versions of Monopoly with the new token will come out later this year.

Ariz. woman charged in lovers slaying testifies

BY BRIAN SKOLOFF The Associated Press

PHOENIX Jodi Arias life changed from the moment she met the man she killed. A world of opportunities seemed possible. A good job. A promising future. A potentially loving relationship. As Arias testifies in her murder trial, she continues to lay out in painstaking detail the events that led up to the day she stabbed and shot Travis Alexander in his suburban Phoenix home. Her testimony was set to resume today. Arias has told jurors of a past marred by abuse at the hands of her parents, the numerous boyfriends who cheated on her and how things seemed to take a turn for the better when she met Alexander. The 32-year-old is now accused of stabbing and slashing him 27 times, slitting his throat and shooting him in the head in June 2008. She initially denied any involvement, then later blamed it on masked intruders before claiming self-defense. Arias says she went to Alexanders home for sex, but that he turned violent, forcing her to fight for her life. Prosecutors say she killed him in a jealous rage. She could face the death penalty if convicted. Arias told jurors of other boyfriends before she met Alexander who cheated on her and lied to her. The defense claims Alexander, a successful businessman and motivational speaker was abusive, both physically and mentally. She said she first met Alexander at a Las Vegas convention in late 2006 after years of bad relationships. She was almost immediately enamored by him, and it appeared he was taken with her, too. She suddenly saw both personal and professional opportunities. The things he said to me made a big impression on me, Arias told jurors. Arias said she soon ended her relationship with another man and within a week she saw Alexander again. Thats when things became sexual, she testified. While staying the night at a home of one of Alexanders friends, a day before he was to take her to church, she said the pair engaged in oral sex. I didnt want to tell him no so I just kept going with it, she said. At that point in time, I was not really accustomed to saying no. Alexander told her about his Mormon faith, she said. Throughout the trial, defense attorneys have depicted Alexander as a liar and a cheater who belittled her and told her and other girlfriends that he was a devout Mormon saving sex for marriage, while in reality he was having sex with other women. Arias defense is attempting to build sympathy with jurors in hopes they wont convict her of first-degree murder, something that could potentially lead to a death sentence, said California criminal defense lawyer Michael Cardoza, who has been following the trial. What theyre doing is trying to elicit sympathy from the jury, to show, look at what this poor person had to go through throughout her life, Cardoza said. But it could backfire if her testimony drags too long into the minutia of her life, he noted. If jurors get bored, they could stop paying attention, Cardoza said. The trial began in early January with salacious details about a romance between Arias and Alexander. She claims they dated for about five months, then broke up but continued to see each other for sex. Alexanders friends said she stalked him after the breakup and became possessive and jealous. Arias said she lied early in the investigation about not being at the scene of the killing because she planned to commit suicide. Prosecutors have portrayed Arias as a jealous ex-girlfriend who snapped and killed him. Authorities said they found her hair and bloody palm print at the scene of the killing, along with time-stamped photographs on a memory card in a camera discovered inside Alexanders washing machine that place Arias there on the day he died. The photos included one of Arias nude on his bed, one of Alexander alive in the shower, and one of his body on the bathroom floor.

IRVING, Texas The Boy Scouts of Americas policy excluding gay members and leaders could be up for a vote as soon as today, when the organizations national executive board meets behind closed doors under intense pressure from several sides. BSA announced last week it was considering allowing troops to decide whether to allow gay membership. That news has placed a spotlight on executive board meetings that began Monday in Irving, Texas, where scouting headquarters is located. BSA spokesman Deron Smith said last week that the board could take a vote today or decide to discuss the policy, but the organization would issue a statement either way. Otherwise, the board has remained silent, with reporters barred from the hotel where its meetings are taking place. At nearby BSA headquarters, a handful of Scouts and leaders delivered petitions Monday in support of letting gay members join. The conservative group Texas Values, meanwhile, says it has organized a morning prayer vigil urging the Scouts to keep their policy the same. President Barack Obama, an opponent of the policy, and Texas Gov. Rick Perry, an Eagle Scout who supports it, both

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NEW YORK They frolic in empty boxes and stick their heads under faucet streams of water. They dance on tippy toes and fly through the air with Pop-Tarts. They play piano wearing little frocks and get tickled to distraction to the delight of millions on YouTube. I speak, of course, of the cat stars of the Internet, a place filled with felines and their wacky uploading humans since the dawn of bandwidth. Now, after years of viral viewing, theyre coming into their own in lucrative and altruistic ways. The first Internet Cat Video Film Festival drew a Woodstockesque crowd of more than 10,000 people, that is to a Minneapolis art museum in August. Police closed a span of highway clogged with cars trying to get to the Walker Art Center for the free outdoor slate of 80 videos culled from 10,000 submissions that covered the simple, funny moment to polished animations and works made by trained filmmakers. People were spilling out into the streets. It kind of took our breath away. You hit the people that are the cat lovers but you also get people who just like sharing something on the Internet, and it kind of reaches across age groups, said the museums Scott Stulen, who worked on the festival and helped curate entries. Corporate kittydom is happy with the higher profile for the cat meme, which actually goes back to the 70s, when swapping VHS tapes was big and the word meme was barely known. It means, by the way, all the crazy, viral themes that spread online faster than you can say nom, nom, nom (cat-vid speak for the sound of a cat eating.) In addition to the Walkers free night in cat video heaven, Fresh Step litter sponsored Catdance, an evening of felines on screen that coincided with Januarys Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. A fan-voted winner among five scripted finalists 10 films were commissioned at the launch of the program will earn $10,000 after online voting ends later this month. In November, Friskies gave a lifetime achievement statue to angsty existentialist Henri, le Chat Noir, at the brands own awards ceremony and donated 250,000 cans of cat food to shelters around the country. Henri, the troubled Tuxedo, won another statue in Minneapolis and will soon begin a collaboration of foodfocused videos with Friskies. Oh, and Henris putting out his first book in April. Roly poly Maru, the megastar in Japan with millions of views for nearly 300 videos since 2007, has three books and a calendar, among other swag for sale. The squishy-faced, often blissed-out Scottish fold who loves boxes and bags was used by Uniqlo when the Japanese brand launched its San Francisco store in October. Maru chose boxes, called Lucky Cubes, stuffed with giveaways for human contest winners.

TUNIS, Tunisia A Tunisian opposition leader critical of both the Islamist-led government and of violence by radical Muslims was gunned down as he left home today the first assassination in post-revolutionary Tunisia. The killing of Chokri Belaid, a 47-year-old lawyer, is likely to heighten tensions in the North African nation whose path from dictatorship to democracy has been seen as a model for the Arab world so far. Belaid had been a fierce critic of Ennahda, the moderate Islamist party that dominates the government, claiming that it turns a blind eye to violence perpetrated by extremists against other parties. His family said Belaid regularly received death threats the most recent on Tuesday but had refused to limit his high-profile activities. Interior Ministry spokesman Khaled Tarrouch called the assassination a terrorist act and said the politician had been shot point-blank several times. Thousands of people quickly gathered in the heart of the capital to protest in front of the Interior Ministry, holding the government responsible for the slaying. That is the same broad, tree-lined boulevard where weeks of anti-government protests two years ago ousted Tunisias long-time dictator and the crowds chanted the same slogan: The people want the fall of the regime! Elsewhere around the country, police responded to an assassination protest in the coastal city of Sousse with tear gas and Ennahda offices were attacked in several towns, according to Radio Mosaique and Radio Shems FM. Belaid, a leading member of a leftist alliance of parties known as the Popular Front, was shot as he left his house in the capital, Tunis. He was taken to a nearby medical clinic, where he died, the state news agency TAP reported. Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki, a member of a secular party in the governing coalition, called the assassination a threat against all Tunisians.

Answers to Mondays questions: The names Stella and Stanley are bellowed in the shouting contest held annually at the Tennessee Williams/ New Orleans Literary Festival. The anguished cries are in tribute to the most famous scene in Williams New Orleans-based play A Streetcar Named Desire, which was made even more famous by Marlon Brando in the 1951 movie version. The Deepwater Horizon was the name of the BP offshore oil rig that exploded in 2010, spewing 4.9 million barrels of oil in the Gulf of Mexico. Todays questions: What show business routine inspired football legend Knute Rockne to develop his infamous Notre Dame shift? Which national flag did a Texas county mistakenly print on the instruction sheet it distributed with absentee ballots? Answers in Thursdays Herald. Todays joke: Returning to West Point late one night, Colonel Schultz and his wife were challenged by the sentry at the gate. Halt and identify yourself! Jesus, Mary, and Joseph! declared the startled woman. The sentry stepped aside. Advance, Holy Family, to be recognized.