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ing for at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic physical activity for a total of at least 150 minutes per week. Avoid tobacco smoke. People can walk a few more steps each day and add more fruits and vegetables to their diets, Dershem explained. Just adding a few more fruits to the diet and making small changes which people continue with, will make a difference. By adopting a heart-healthy lifestyle, people can prevent and/or manage High Blood Pressure (HBP) the silent killer which is a misunderstood medical condition. Of all people with high blood pressure, over 20 percent are unaware of their condition. The AHA recommendation for healthy blood pressure is a systolic measure of 120 or less and a diastolic reading of 80 or less. By keeping blood pressures in the healthy range, people are: See HEART, page 10

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Heart disease claims a life every 39 seconds

BY STEPHANIE GROVES Staff Writer DELPHOS Heart disease is the No. 1 cause of death in the U. S. for both men and women. The American Heart Association (AHA) reports 2,200 Americans die of cardiovascular disease each day, an average of one death every 39 seconds. February marks American Heart Month and health professionals are encouraging each and every person to do a little something more for themselves to improve their heart health. Allen County Department of Healths Director of Nursing Becky Dershem said American Heart Month is a great way to raise awareness and its really important for people to exercise the changes they make now 365 days a year. The key is, people may feel like they cant do it all, Dershem explained. The changes can be made in baby steps and they dont have to do everything in one week. They can work toward a goal. The most common type of heart disease in the United States is coronary artery disease (CAD), which results from a process known as atherosclerosis or hardening of the arteries. The condition is caused by fatty deposits (plaques) of cholesterol building up in the inner linings of the hearts arteries. The plaque blocks arteries, prevents oxygen-rich blood from reaching the heart and can cause heart attacks, angina, heart failure and arrhythmias. A heart attack or myocardial infarction (MI) occurs when the blood flow that brings oxygen to the heart is severely reduced or cut off completely by a buildup of plaque. When a plaque in a heart artery breaks, a blood clot forms around the plaque and can block the blood flow through the heart muscle, which starves the heart for oxygen and causes damage or death to parts of the heart. The AHA reports that almost every 34 seconds, someone in the United States has a myocardial infarction. The five major symptoms of a heart attack include; pain or discomfort in the jaw, neck or back; feeling weak, light-headed or faint; chest pain or discomfort; pain or discomfort in arms or shoulder; and shortness of breath. Some health conditions and lifestyle factors can put people at a higher risk for developing heart disease. People can prevent heart disease by making healthy choices and managing any medical conditions they may have. Start by eating a heart-healthy diet rich in vegetables, fruits, fiber-rich whole grains, lean meats and poultry, fish at least twice a week and fat-free or 1 percent dairy products low in saturated and trans fats, cholesterol, sodium and added sugars is a way to help cholesterol levels. Get mov-

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COLUMBUS The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is providing $16 million in funding to local communities for transportation improvements throughout Ohio. ODOT is spending the next few months working with local communities to address funding needs for two specialized transportation programs: a small city program and a local bridge-replacement program. Approximately $8 million will go to smaller municipalities as part of the Small City Program, which provides federal funds to cities with populations from 5,000 to 24,999. This money can be used for any roadway or safety projects. The Municipal Bridge Program will award $8 million for structurally deficient bridges carrying vehicular traffic. This is a great opportunity for the Department of Transportation to reach communities on a local level, and help fund priority projects that might otherwise not be thought possible. I strongly advise every community that has a need to apply and we will work to help as many as possible, ODOT Director Jerry Wray said. Local governmental entities, Regional Transportation Authorities, Transit Agencies, and Natural Resource or Public Land Agencies are eligible to apply for funding.

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TODAY Boys Basketball Ottoville at Paulding (ppd. from Jan. 25), 2 p.m. Jefferson at Fort Jennings, 6 p.m. Marion Local at Spencerville, 6 p.m. LCC at Elida, 6 p.m. Ayersville at Kalida, 6 p.m. Bath at Columbus Grove, 6 p.m. St. Henry at Van Wert, 6 p.m. Wayne Trace at Crestview, 6 p.m. Girls Basketball Spencerville at Perry, 1 p.m. Leipsic at Kalida (PCL), 1 p.m. Columbus Grove at Arlington, 1 p.m. Fort Jennings at Elida (ppd. from Jan. 6), 2 p.m. Tinora at Crestview, 2 p.m. St. Johns at Ottoville, 6 p.m. Wrestling Columbus Grove at Carey Classic, 10 a.m. Co-Ed Swimming and Diving Sectionals at Ayersville, 11 a.m. Cloudy today with snow likely this afternoon. Accumulation less than one half an inch. Snow tonight with accumulation up to an inch. Highs 15 to 20. Lows 10 to 15. See page 2.


Sherry Kahle works on a new piece of pottery. (Submitted photo) BY STEPHANIE GROVES Staff Writer DELPHOS Sherry Kahle is the owner and artist of SLAK Designs and has a Bachelor of Science in Art Therapy from Bowling Green State University and a Masters in Education from The University of Findlay. She has taught art in a variety of settings, including Children Resource Centers, Nursing Homes, public and private schools and a number of different art organizations. Kahle is an artist who mainly creates pottery but who also loves to do design work for tattoos, business and company logos, vinyl decals and much more. She also substitutes at a few public schools in Allen County and teaches pottery classes and workshops from her studio. I am very blessed to be able to do what I love and what God created me to do, Kahle said. Art is my therapy. Its my form of communication and release of creative energy. In 2010, Kahle was diagnosed with cancer. It was during that time she was blessed with the awareness of how important art was to her and how she could touch others lives through it. This is when she decided to pursue her dream of building a pottery studio to work and teach from and travel to art festivals. Kahle believes that creating art is her gift from God and that it is her responsibility to share it with others. I believe that creating a work of art that pleases or communicates in such a way that it positively impacts someones life is essential to an artist, Kahle said. She said throwing on the potters wheel is what she enjoys the most. Kahle said she identifies most with functional pottery, which is pottery that is useful for purposes beyond decorative with pieces that include plates, platters, mugs, bowls, jugs and vases. Its so relaxing for me that I get lost in the process and enter a world where time doesnt exist, or should I say time flies like the clay, Kahle mused. I also enjoy creating pieces that are meant to be used in a persons everyday life that they can also display as art. Kahle explained the form of a pottery piece is not only meant to be used but also can hold an artistic quality that when glazed can be a form of art on its own. She said glazing is an essential part of pottery that can create a look and a feeling that draws you in. Kahle said lifes experiences inspires her art as well as the drive to create a piece that positively impacts another persons life. Over time, my art has evolved into works that are more functional and meant to be used in everyday life as well as being an aesthetically pleasing piece to display, she stated. My techniques and craftsmanship have improved over time, as well. Kahle said her mother is a huge influence in her art career. See SPIN, page 10


Wolfe praises district working through challenging times

BY STEPHANIE GROVES Staff Writer DELPHOS Delphos Public School Superintendent Kevin Wolfe has been at the helm since August and reports that everything has been good. We have a great community, staff and student body, Wolfe said. Everybody has been working diligently to keep up with all the challenges. He said this winter has been the biggest challenge for the district, as well as for many other districts in the region. We cant keep cutting hours and Wolfe canceling days, Wolfe stated. The wind chills we have experienced are at dangerous levels. Wolfe said the biggest challenge is the constant influx of changes from the Ohio Department of Education. For example, Ohios new system for evaluating teachers, the Ohios Teacher Evaluation System (OTES), which provides educators with a detailed view of their performance, focusing on specific strengths and opportunities for improvement. Each teacher will be evaluated according to Ohio Revised Code and the Evaluation Framework, which is aligned with the Standards for the Teaching Profession adopted under state law. See WOLFE, page 10


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Chinese students visiting the United States stopped in the Delphos Canal Commission Museum to learn about local history. Andy, back left, Leo, Coffee and Jane; and front, Eileen, Jane and Christine stand in front of an old corn sheller from the Grothause farm. Read more about the students who are staying with area families in Helen Kavermans This and That on page 3. (Submitted photo)

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For The Record Weak US jobs report also offers hints of optimism
St. Johns Week of Feb. 10-14 Monday: Chicken patty sandwich, mashed potatoes/gravy, Romaine salad, peaches, fresh fruit, milk. Tuesday: Corn dog, broccoli, Romaine salad, applesauce, fresh fruit, milk. Wednesday: BBQ pork sandwich, peas, Romaine salad, mixed fruit, fresh fruit, milk. Thursday: Chicken and noodles/roll, carrots, Romaine salad, pears, fresh fruit, milk. Friday: Beef and cheese nachos/breadstick, black beans, Romaine salad, strawberries, fresh fruit, milk. Delphos City Schools Week of Feb. 10-14 Monday: Franklin/Landeck/Middle - Mini corn dogs; Senior - Chicken fajita, lettuce and cheese, corn, Mandarin oranges, milk. Tuesday: Spaghetti with meat sauce, garlic bread, Romaine salad, sherbet, milk. Wednesday: Pizza, tossed salad, fruit, milk. Thursday: Meatball sub or sloppy jo sandwich, corn, fruit, milk. Friday: Chicken nuggets, bread and butter, green beans, chilled peaches, milk. Ottoville Week of Feb. 10-14 Monday: Hamburger with tomato slice, corn, carrot stix, peaches, milk. Tuesday: Taco salad with cheese/lettuce/tomato; K-3: tacos, refried beans, corn, pineapple, milk. Wednesday: Turkey slice, mashed potatoes with gravy, butter bread, applesauce, milk. Thursday: Corn dog, french fries, lettuce, strawberry cup, milk. Friday: Popcorn chicken, baked potato, butter bread, mixed fruit, milk. Fort Jennings Week of Feb. 10-14 Chocolate, white or strawberry milk served with all meals. High School - additional fruit and vegetable daily. High school - a la carte pretzel and cheese every Friday and salad bar every Wednesday. Monday: Popcorn chicken, baked beans, cheese slice, fruit. Tuesday: Turkey slice, mashed potatoes, dinner roll, peas, fruit. Wednesday: Fiestata, broccoli, muffin, fruit. Thursday: Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes, mixed vegetable, dinner roll, fruit. Friday: Breaded chicken sandwich, carrots, cheese slice, shape up, fruit. Spencerville Week of Feb. 10-14 Monday: Grades 5-12: Pepperoni pizza, green beans, fresh veggies and dip, applesauce, milk; Grades K-4: Wedge slice cheese pizza, fresh broccoli and dip, applesauce, milk. Tuesday: Cheeseburger sandwich, baked beans, fresh veggies and dip, peaches, milk. Wednesday: Chicken nuggets, pumpkin bake, carrots and dip, cinnamon and sugar breadstick, applesauce, milk. Thursday: French toast, sausage patty, smiley fries, 100 percent juice, milk. Friday: Chicken and noodles, mashed potatoes and gravy, fresh veggies and dip, dinner roll, pears with red jello and topping, milk. PAUL WISEMAN Associated Press WASHINGTON A second straight month of weak job growth renewed concerns Friday that the vigor displayed by the American economy late last year may be gone, at least for the moment. The Labor Departments monthly employment report showing a tepid gain of 113,000 jobs in January followed Decembers puny increase of 75,000 far below last years average monthly gain of 194,000. Yet the report provided some cause for optimism. Solid hiring last month in manufacturing and construction point to underlying strength. And in a healthy sign, more Americans began looking for jobs, suggesting they were more hopeful about their prospects. A sizable 115,000 formerly unemployed people also said they found jobs. Their hiring reduced the unemployment rate to a seasonally adjusted 6.6 percent, the lowest in more than five years. Most economists say they think hiring will strengthen during 2014 as the economy improves further. Job growth clearly has downshifted over the past two months, said Doug Handler, chief U.S. economist at IHS Global Insight. But we still believe the economic fundamentals remain strong and forecast an acceleration of growth later in the year.

Toledo building owner indicted in firefighter deaths

One Year Ago Delphos Animal Hospital presented three more pet fire rescue kits Thursday to fire departments from Ottoville, Fort Jennings and Kalida. Participating in the presentation were Drs. Bonnie and John Jones of Delphos Animal Hospital, Ottoville Fire Chief Dan Honigford, Kalida Fire Chief John Schimmoeller, Fort Jennings Firefighter Doug Meyer and Drs. Sara Smith and Marisa Long from Delphos Animal Hospital.


TOLEDO (AP) The owner of an Ohio apartment building accused of setting a blaze that killed two firefighters has been indicted on aggravated murder charges that could carry a potential death penalty if hes convicted. A county grand jury in Toledo indicted Ray Abou-Arab on Friday in the Jan. 26 blaze. He also faces two counts of murder, eight counts of aggravated arson and one count of tampering with evidence. A message seeking comment was left for his attorney. The 61-year-old suspect is being held on $5 million bond. Court documents allege Abou-Arab was in a garage at the site of the fire near downtown Toledo just before an apartment resident said she saw the blaze break out. Veteran firefighter Stephen Machcinski and rookie James Dickman were killed.

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25 Years Ago 1989 First-place winners in the Landeck School bee are Nathan Stant, first grade; Lindsey Rahrig, second grade; Amanda Stant, third grade; and Christine Miller, fourth grade. Finalists in grade five are Lisa Wrasman, Julie Rahrig and Heidi Mueller. Sixth grade finalists are Melany Pohlman, Paul Radabaugh and Eric Mueller. The school champion will be named Friday at Jefferson Middle School. A Longsberger basket-weaving demonstration will be given by Terri Miller at the Catholic Daughters of the Americas meeting Feb. 14 at Knights of Columbus hall. Chairladies are Mary Ann German and Kathy Shaw. They will be assisted by Cecilia Hanser, Patricia Schmit, Mary Ellen Hemker, Marcey Brickner, Donna Maloney, Bertha Schmelzer and Luella Grothouse. First-place winner in the prints division in the third annual 11-county area Lima Art Association Invitational was Fort Jennings student Jason Wieging, who won for his woodcut, Sawmill. He received a certificate and $50. Other winners were Missy Utrup, second-place winner for her tempera painting, Quilt, and Crystal Birkemeier, second-place winner for her linoleum print, Swan. 50 Years Ago 1964 St. Johns cagers won one and lost one Friday night at the local gym, the Blue Jays taking the varsity tilt 96-70 from the Crestview Knights and the Reserves losing to the

Crestview Reserves 61-53 in the curtain-raiser. Four Jays scored in double figures. Jim Carder topped the list with 23, twin Jerry chalked up 19, Mark Sever had 16 and John Rupert 12. At the Ottoville High School Sweetheart dance Sunday night in the school gym will be Thomas Pittner and Alice Horstman, king and queen of the ball. Thomas is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Pittner, Ottoville, and Horstman is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Horstman of Cloverdale. The Delphos Jefferson Wildcats zipped past Elidas Bulldogs Friday night 98-90 in a game played in Elida. Individual scoring honors went to Elidas Jim Baxter, who rippled the nets for 12 from the field and four from the bonus line. For the Wildcats, Gordie Vogt had 26, Kenny Jackson, 25; Jack DeWitt, 23; and Monte Druckemiller, 16. 75 Years Ago 1939 The members of the Faith-Hope Class of the United Brethren Church and one guest, Florence Baer, met Friday evening at the home of Irene Miller, North Main Street. The opening hymn was followed by prayer led by Marion Rigdon. Howard Hoover was in charge of the Scripture. On March 3, the class will meet at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Brown, North Franklin Street. Preliminary plans are being made for the annual St. Patricks Day party which will be held at St. Johns. The following are members of the executive committee for this affair: Dr. W. J. Clark, Ray McKowen, Anna McCollister, Mrs. Arthur Humpert, the Misses McMahon, Mrs. John Mueller, Jr., Mrs. Henry Ricker, Mrs. Raymond Stallkamp and Mrs. E. O. Steinle. The members of the Fortnite Pals Club met Friday evening as guests of Mrs. Joseph Mesker, South Canal Street. Mrs. Ed. Haehn was high in the five-hundred, Mrs. Charles Wechter second and Mrs. George Laudick third. On Feb. 13, Mrs. Laudick will entertain the club at her home on East Jackson Street.

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WEATHER FORECAST Tri-county Associated Press TODAY: Cloudy. Slight chance of snow in the morning. Then snow likely in the afternoon. Snow accumulations generally less than one half inch. Highs 15 to 20. South winds around 10 mph. Chance of snow 60 percent. TONIGHT: Cloudy. Snow likely through midnight. Then chance of snow after midnight. Snow accumulation up to 1 inch. Not as cold. Lows 10 to 15. South winds 5 to 10 mph shifting to the southwest after midnight. Chance of snow 70 percent. SUNDAY: Cloudy with a 30 percent chance of snow showers. Highs in the lower 20s. West winds around 10 mph. SUNDAY NIGHT: Cold. Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of snow showers through midnight. Then partly cloudy after midnight. Lows 5 to 10 above. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Wind chills 5 below to 5 above zero. MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT: Partly cloudy. Highs around 15. Lows around 5 below. TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT: Mostly clear. Highs around 15. Lows near zero. WEDNESDAY: Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 20s. WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of snow. Lows around 15.


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Associated Press Today is Saturday, Feb. 8, the 39th day of 2014. There are 326 days left in the year. Todays Highlight in History: On Feb. 8, 1974, the last three-man crew of the Skylab space station, consisting of Jerry Carr, Bill Pogue and Edward Gibson, returned to Earth after spending 84 days in space. (Skylab remained in orbit another five years before plunging to its destruction in 1979.) On this date: In 1587, Mary, Queen of Scots was beheaded at Fotheringhay Castle in England after she was implicated in a plot to murder her cousin, Queen Elizabeth I. In 1862, the Civil War Battle of Roanoke Island, N.C, ended in victory for Union forces led by Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside. In 1904, the Russo-Japanese War, a conflict over control of Manchuria and Korea, began as Japanese forces attacked Port Arthur. In 1910, the Boy Scouts of America was incorporated. In 1922, President Warren G. Harding had a radio installed in the White House. In 1924, the first execution by gas in the United States took place at the Nevada State Prison in Carson City as Gee Jon, a Chinese immigrant convicted of murder, was put to death. In 1942, during World War II, Japanese forces began invading Singapore, which fell a week later. In 1952, Queen Elizabeth II proclaimed her

accession to the British throne following the death of her father, King George VI. In 1968, three college students were killed in a confrontation with highway patrolmen in Orangeburg, S.C., during a civil rights protest against a whites-only bowling alley. In 1973, Senate leaders named seven members of a select committee to investigate the Watergate scandal, including its chairman, Sen. Sam J. Ervin, D-N.C. In 1984, the Winter Olympics opened in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia. In 1989, 144 people were killed when an American-chartered Boeing 707 filled with Italian tourists slammed into a fog-covered mountain in the Azores. Ten years ago: President George W. Bush denied marching America into war against Iraq under false pretenses and said in a taped interview broadcast on NBCs Meet the Press the U.S.-led invasion was necessary because Saddam Hussein could have developed a nuclear weapon. The National Football Conference won the Pro Bowl, defeating the American Conference 55-52. In the National Hockey League All-Star Game, the Eastern Conference defeated the Western Conference, 6-4. At the Grammy Awards, rap funksters OutKast won album of the year for Speakerboxxx-The Love Below and Beyonce took home a record-tying five trophies. Five years ago: Robert Plant and Alison Krauss won five Grammys, including album of the year, for Raising Sand. R&B singer Chris



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Information submitted VAN WERT The Van Wert Soil and Water Conservation District has begun taking orders for tree seedlings. The seedlings are available in packets of 10 at a minimal cost. Orders will be accepted until March 14. The following seedling species are available: American Arborvitae, Austrian Pine, Colorado Blue Spruce, Eastern Red Cedar, Eastern White Pine, Norway Spruce, Arrowwood, Bald Cypress, Black Chokeberry, Common Lilac, Forsythia, Pin Oak, Red Maple, Sawtooth Oak and Sweet Gum. Special assorted packets that are available: Homeowner Packet, which consists of two of the following: Black Chokeberry, Common Lilac, Pin Oak, Arrowwood or Forsythia. Three seed packets are available. They include: Wildflower Seed, Hummingbird Seed and Bird and Butterfly Seed. The one ounce Wildflower Seed contains 10-12 different annual and 10-12 different perennial species adapted for this area and will cover 250 square feet. Half an ounce Hummingbird Seed contains four-six different annual and four-six different perennial varieties and will cover 150 square feet. The one ounce Bird and Butterfly Seed contains seven-nine different annual and seven-nine different perennial varieties and will cover 250 square feet. This program is open to the public. Order forms are available in the SWCD office, 1185 Professional Drive, Van Wert, or by calling 419-238-9591. Orders will be accepted until March 14. The delivery date is mid April. Payment (cash/check) is required when placing the order.


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Tomorrow morning, our friends from China will leave Northwestern Ohio. They have enjoyed their three week visit with us. Its been interesting to hear some of their impressions of our country, which they will take back to their Asian homeland. If we all get to know each other better, maybe the world would be better off. Of course, we still have those groups in the Middle East who think the rest of us are just a bunch of infidels and they are waging war against anyone who does not believe and behave as they do. Most of the time when we think of China, we remember the pictures of The Great Wall of China in our geography books. That was one of the original Seven Wonders of the World and remains one of the most amazing feats of mankind. The wall along the northern borders of China is 8,851.8 kilometers (5,500 miles) long. With a history of more than 2,000 years some of the sections are in ruins or disappeared. However it is still one of


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the most appealing attractions of the world. (See more history at the end of this article.) Most of us ordinary citizens of the United States wonder why our US government has borrowed all that money from China and think it should stop. We are also annoyed to find Made in China on so many items we purchase. We want to see more of Made in the USA. Philosophically, China is under Communist rule and one of their greatest errors is the one child per family rule, and forcing women to have an abortion if they find themselves pregnant with a second child. Some mothers say it makes them feel like murderers but they have no choice in the matter, it is forced by the Communist government. Although we have serious differences with the leaders and government of China, most individuals who live there are good people. During the Olympics, we will all be friends, except for the Islamic terrorists, who continue to wage jihad against all

An Amish buggy on road in front of them, near Kenton. (Photos submitted)

Jane, Eileen, Oscar, Dr. Earl Lehman, Jeff and Leo during a visit to Ohio Northern University. the rest of us, especially against us Americans. During their three-week stay in Northwest Ohio, our Chinese visitors have been given a variety of things to do and places to go. With Martin Luther King Jr. Day being a free day from school, Beth Metzger took her guests to visit the Amish County near Kenton. The Arctic Blast followed and gave them plenty of free snow days. Activities just seemed to fall into place. During their visit to St. Johns Catholic Church in Delphos, the kids took a lot of pictures of the massive structure and the beautiful interior. Everyone went to church with Beth on Sunday. During the afternoon, they went for a visit to the Delphos Canal Commission Museum. Lanette Shultz and her daughter, Kenzie Suever, brought their guests over to join the tour, which was conducted by Marilyn Wagner. They toured all three floors and were not even ready to go home, when 3:30 came. Marilyn said: For a group of 13-year-olds, they were especially attentive, interested and polite. They all spent Super Bowl Sunday at the Shultz home, where Jane Zhang, the teacher in the group, treated them to lessons in Chinese cooking. A favorite on the menu was the dumplings. These delicious little pastries are filled with ground beef (or pork or chicken), leeks, onions, celery, etc. Janes son, Jeff, has been a guest in the home of Dr. Earl Lehman, a retired professor of math and engineering at Ohio Northern University. Beth was privileged to be included on a tour of the pharmaceutical department and a special piano concert at the hall. Jane was especially impressed with the St. Vincent de Paul Society during their Saturday morning visit to the groups store, which is located behind St. Johns Schools. She praised the work they do, with the proceeds used to help the needy. Last Thursday, the group went to Toledo to celebrate the Chinese New Year. It was New Years Eve and 12, 14 or 16 courses were served. Dumplings are the specialty for that celebration. The Chinese use the lunar calendar and this is the Year of the Horse. See VISITORS, page 10

COLUMBUS (AP) Republican Gov. John Kasich on Friday granted an eight-month reprieve to a condemned killer following last months execution of an inmate who repeatedly gasped in the states longest lethal-injection procedure. The ruling by Kasich delays until Nov. 19 the execution of Gregory Lott, sentenced to die for setting an 82-year-old man on fire during a break-in and leaving him to die. Attorneys for Lott have sued in federal court to stop his execution, arguing the Ohios new two-drug combination puts him at risk of unnecessary pain and suffering. Lotts attorneys also allege Ohio is breaking state and federal laws because it has obtained the drugs without a prescription. The reprieve says only that circumstances exist justifying the grant of a temporary reprieve. Death row inmate Dennis McGuire, during his 26-minute execution on Jan. 16, made repeated snorting sounds and opened and shut his mouth several times. McGuires family sued the state, arguing the execution was cruel and inhumane. Initial

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reviews by the Department of Rehabilitation and Correction determined written procedures were followed and there is no need to change them. The prisons agency is conducting a longer review looking at what happened during the execution. Gregory Lott committed a heinous crime for which he will be executed, and his execution is being moved to November 19 as DRC finishes its current review, Kasich spokesman Rob Nichols said. Federal public defender Steve Ferrell, representing Lott, said he was happy with the news and glad the execution wasnt being rushed. A leading anti-death penalty group praised Kasichs decision. The unanswered questions that arose during the execution of Dennis McGuire will require time to address, said Kevin Werner, executive director of Ohioans to Stop Executions. The governors actions today suggest he wants answers and is taking the appropriate steps while the investigation continues. DEFIANCE (AP) A Vietnam veteran suspected of shooting his wife, daughter and granddaughter to death before killing himself at their Ohio home was being treated for war-related disabilities and recently suffered a stroke, a veterans service officer said Friday. The bodies of Robert Garza Sr., 68, and the three family members were discovered Thursday night by Garzas son, who was checking on the four who were last seen Wednesday afternoon. A handgun apparently used in the shootings was found at the house, Sheriff David Westrick said. The house is in a rural area several miles outside the city of Defiance, located about 60 miles southwest of Toledo. Mike Williams, who works with veterans in northwest Ohios Defiance County, declined to specify the military servicerelated disabilities suffered by Garza. Williams said he didnt think Garza had filed for disability related to Agent Orange. Family members told investi-

Leo is on Bob the horse at the Metzger ranch. This year is the Chinese Year of the Horse.

gators that Garza had expressed concerns about exposure to Agent Orange in Vietnam, the sheriff said. There was no immediate determination if health problems prompted the rampage, Westrick said. Williams knew Garza as a client and friend who was proud of his Vietnam service. He said he hadnt seen the retired factory worker since September but knew of no reason why he might become violent. I knew he had issues, but if someone said he would have been capable of this, Id say, No way, Williams said. I am just plain flabbergasted. Officials identified the others shot as Garzas wife, Christine Garza, 61; their daughter, Zoila Garza, 42; and a granddaughter, 15-year-old Rebecca Garza. Westrick said the bodies of two of the family members were found in one room and two in another. He declined to be more specific about the scene or indicate how many times each was shot.

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RIP Uncle Randy

The Spencer family saw the passing of its patriarch this week. We laid Uncle Randy to rest on Friday. He was the eldest of the three Spencer brothers with my father-in-law Max the middle boy and Uncle Norm the baby. Their sister, Vivienne, was gone long before I joined the clan. I first met Uncle Randy at his cottage at Indian Lake. The first thing I noticed about him was his sly wit. When he said something that might seem like a little bit of fib (not that Uncle Randy or either of his brothers would fib) or he was teasing, all you had to do was look at his eyes. If they were twinkling, he was pulling your leg. His eyes twinkled a lot. Uncle Randy was a big man well over six feet tall. He also had an easy-to-listen-to baritone voice and told great stories. The whole Spencer clan has great stories because they compete for who can be the orneriest. One thing Uncle Randy insisted on was that everyone got along. You could have the usual squabbles between siblings and cousins but they were put to rest before the sun went down. The family definitely lives by the rule of I can do anything I want to my brother or sister but no one else better lay a finger on them. You just dont mess with the Spencers. Theres too many of them and not enough places to hide. Randy wasnt afraid to ask the tough questions, either. If he wanted to know something, he asked. Since the Spencer clan was taught to respect their elders, you answered. If he heard something, he didnt tip-toe around the issue. He came right out with it and expected clarification. He was also generous to a fault. If you


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needed something and it was within his power to give it to you, it was yours. He also did it in a way that everyone felt good about. He was there to help if he could. Even though we were all gathered for a sad occasion, it was a Spencer gathering. There was lots of laughter and tears and stories. I think we even heard a few new ones. There was lots of hugging and catching up and looking at pictures. We have several new Spencers on the way, too. Although one of the links in our chain is gone, we did a pretty good job of melding the ends back together so we can all carry on together. As with any funeral of a close family member, you start to take stock in your relationships. It had been a long time since the majority of the Spencer cousins had been all together in one place. Were all busy and have jobs and kids and grandkids and blah, blah, blah. My husband and I decided we are going to stop making excuses and if we can make it to a gathering or event, we will make it. Life is too short to have regrets and to look back and think woulda, coulda, shoulda. Thanks Uncle Randy. As usual, you set us straight.


DEAR EDITOR: I would like to thank the many snowplow operators from the townships, to the county, to the state. They have worked many hours day and night to make our roads safe. As a school administrator their work is priceless, without them we would have missed several more days of school this year. I, like many other school administrators in the area, thank you. We greatly appreciate your time and effort. Scott Mangas Superintendent/Elementary Principal Ottoville Local Schools

Turning the presidents words into a year of action

BY US SENATOR ROB PORTMAN In last weeks State of the Union address, President Obama talked about a year of action to restore an opportunity society, one where every American can pursue his or her dreams. I couldnt agree more with the goal, but I disagree with most of the Presidents ideas about how to get there. We have tried the top down approach of more government, more regulations, more spending and record debt, and it hasnt worked. The president did talk about a few areas where we could make progress if he is willing to build on common ground between Republicans and Democrats to break through the gridlock and create more opportunity. The president mentioned the need for more skills training. I agree that we can do a better job getting workers the skills they need to take advantage of the jobs that are available. In Ohio, there are about 400,000 unemployed workers at the same time that 100,000 jobs remain open and unfilled. For too many Americans, the only jobs that are available are those they dont have the skills and qualifications to fill. The effects ripple throughout our economy. There are federal programs in place that are meant to help the unemployed get the skills they need to find new jobs, but they arent working. I have proposed bipartisan legislation that would combine and simplify those programs, while redirecting resources to better match skills with available jobs. The president also talked about an all-of-theabove energy policy. That policy should include energy efficiency proPortman posals like the bipartisan, progrowth Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act. This legislation will make it easier for employers to use energy efficient tools that reduce their costs, enabling them to put those savings toward expanding their companies and hiring new workers. But a true all-of-the-above energy policy also means taking advantage of all our domestic energy resources, even those the President frequently maligns like coal, natural gas, and oil. Instead of fighting a war on coal and piling on new regulations that will prevent new cleaner coal plants from ever being built, we should embrace the economic opportunities that coal presents. We should also foster the growing boom in natural gas by ensuring that government overreach does not interfere with innovative technologies like fracking and horizontal drilling. And we should continue to expand domestic oil production. We should do more to facilitate safe and environmentally sound oil exploration on federal lands, and we should finally approve the Keystone XL Pipeline. At the start of the speech, the president said we needed to reform our broken corporate tax code to bring back jobs. Both parties agree reform is necessary. Its complicated. Its riddled with loopholes. And worst of all, it drives jobs and investment overseas. I was concerned that the President seemed to backtrack on his earlier commitment that such reform would not increase taxes but rather close loopholes and lower rates. I do hope that we can work with the President to make our tax code one that works for the American worker, not against them. See PORTMAN, page 10

WASHINGTON President Obama gave a lovely speech at the recent National Prayer Breakfast and one is reluctant to criticize. But pry my jaw from the floorboards. Without a hint of irony, the president lamented eroding protections of religious liberty around the world. Just not, apparently, in America. Nary a mention of the legal challenges to religious liberty now in play between this administration and the Catholic Church and other religious groups, as well as private businesses that contest the contraceptive mandate in Obamacare. Missing was any mention of Hobby Lobby or the Little Sisters of the Poor whose cases have recently reached the U.S. Supreme Court and that reveal the Obama administrations willingness to challenge rather than protect religious liberty in this country. It is true that our religious-liberty issues are tamer than those mentioned by Obama. We dont slaughter people for their religious beliefs. We dont use blasphemy laws to repress people. But we are in the midst of a muddle about where religion and state draw their red lines, and it isnt going so well for the religiousliberty lobby. As it turns out, many in the audience were reaching for their own jaws when Obama got to the liberty section of his speech, according to several people who attended the break-

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fast. Michael Cromartie, vice president of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, summed up the general reaction of many with whom he spoke: Stunned. Several people said afterward how encouraged they would have been by President Obamas remarks if only his acts reflected what he said, Cromartie told me. One table was applauding only out of politeness, according to Jerry Pattengale, who was sitting with Steve Green president of the Hobby Lobby stores that have challenged Obamacares contraceptive mandate. Pattengale described the experience as surrealistic. The governments position is that because Hobby Lobby is a for-profit business, the owners religious beliefs cant be imposed on their employees. Hobby Lobby insists it shouldnt have to sacrifice its Christian beliefs regarding human life. Pattengale, assistant provost at Indiana Wesleyan University and research consultant to the Green family, also noted the disconnect between the presidents message and policies at home that are creating a queue at the Supreme

Court. Perhaps Obamas advisers counted on the good will of the audience. Or they reckoned that juxtaposed against atrocities committed elsewhere, our debates about birth control might be viewed as not much ado. It is understandable that many Americans might not see these legal challenges as especially pressing, especially if theyd just like insurance coverage for contraception a position with which I personally have no disagreement. But these cases are more than a debate about birth control. They have far-reaching implications and, as Obama pointed out, there is a strong correlation between religious freedom and a nations stability. History shows that nations that uphold the rights of their people including the freedom of religion are ultimately more just and more peaceful and more successful. Since this is so, one wonders why the Obama administration is so dedicated to forcing people to act against their own conscience. By requiring through the contraceptive mandate that some religious-affiliated groups provide health plans covering what they consider abortifacient contraceptives, isnt the Obama administration effectively imposing its own religious rules? Thou shalt not protect unborn life. The answer to this question is above my paygrade, as Obama memorably answered when asked by

Pastor Rick Warren when life begins. The more germane question to cases such as Hobby Lobby and the Little Sisters is whether the government can accomplish its goal of making free contraception available without burdening religious objectors. Cant women in Colorado get contraception without forcing the Little Sisters, a group of nuns who care for the elderly, to violate their core beliefs? Their charitable work could not long survive under penalties the government would impose on them for noncompliance. For now, the Little Sisters have been granted a reprieve, thanks to Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. Arguments in the Hobby Lobby case are scheduled for March, with a decision expected in June. Meanwhile, another case settled in 2012 reveals much about this administrations willingness to challenge religious freedom. In Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church and School v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the question boiled down to whether the government can decide whom a church hires as minister. Since when? Not yet. In a rare move, all nine justices ruled against the government stating that the federal government does not, alas, get to direct who preaches the gospel. But it wanted to.


Middle-class Ohioans have always worked hard and taken responsibility. But for too long, Ohioans have been working harder than ever and barely getting by. In last weeks State of the Union address, the president laid out a plan to grow our economy by growing the middle class. By calling on Brown Congress to raise the federal minimum wage, extend emergency unemployment insurance, train workers for high-growth industries, and pass my bipartisan bill to create a network of manufacturing innovation hubs, the State of the Union address helped focus our attention on what matters: keeping America strong and vibrant for the next generation. And that starts with shoring up the middle class, the foundation on which Americas economic might stands. In his address, the president called on Congress to, Give America a raise. Im fighting to make sure that happens. Ohioans who work hard should be able to take care of their families. But in our state, working full-time in a minimum wage job pays about Kathleen Parkers email $16,000 per year which isnt address is kathleenparker@ much to live on when youre trying to put food on the table, fill your gas tank, send your

children to school, and provide a safe place for them to live. Congress can strengthen the Presidents Executive Order to raise the minimum wage for employees of new federal contracts by passing The Fair Minimum Wage Act, which would raise the minimum wage for all Americans. This legislation, which I cosponsored, would give nearly 1.3 million Ohioans a raise by increasing the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour from its current $7.25in three steps of 95 centsthen provide for automatic annual increases linked to changes in the cost of living. The bill would also gradually raise the minimum wage for tipped workerswhich currently stands at just $2.13 an hourfor the first time in more than 20 years, to 70 percent of the regular minimum wage. Ensuring a fair wage is good for middle class families and good for our economy. Ohioans of all backgrounds, from small towns and major cities, are responsible and want to succeed. But many are still struggling after the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. At a time when our economy is still recovering, extending emergency unemployment insurance would help 128,000 hardworking Ohioans pay the bills, heat their homes, and put food on the table while they search for new jobs. Its unacceptable to leave tens of thousands of Ohioans with no economic lifeboat. Extending unemployment benefits is the right thing to do and the smart thing to do. See BROWN, page 10

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On the Banks of Yesteryear ...

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TODAY 8:30-11:30 a.m. St. Johns High School recycle, enter on East First Street. 9 a.m. - noon Interfaith Thrift Store is open for shopping. St. Vincent dePaul Society, located at the east edge of the St. Johns High School parking lot, is open. Cloverdale recycle at village park. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Delphos Postal Museum is open. 12:15 p.m. Testing of warning sirens by Delphos Fire and Rescue. 1-3 p.m. Delphos Canal Getting the second floor of Commission Museum, 241 N. the Canal Museum open for Main St., is open. 7 p.m. Bingo at St. displays caused lots of shake, rattle and rolling. The model Johns Little Theatre. airplane display was the most shaken. Now, thanks to Dick SUNDAY Oder, who is retired from the 1-3 p.m. The Delphos military, the planes are all Canal Commission Museum, back in order. The wheels, 241 N. Main St., is open. wings, struts and other assort1-4 p.m. Putnam ed parts and pieces are glued County Museum is open, 202 back in place and the planes E. Main St. Kalida. are neat, clean and cataloged. Thank you, Dick, for all the MONDAY painstaking volunteer time 11:30 a.m. Mealsite spent on restoring and labelat Delphos Senior Citizen ing this display. (By the way, Center, 301 Suthoff St. Dick is Nancy and Skip Wills 6 p.m. Middle Point son-in-law.) After the bombing of Pearl Village Council meets. 6:30 p.m. Shelter from Harbor by the Japanese, fear the Storm support group of an attack on the mainmeets in the Delphos Public land of America was taken very seriously. The people of Library basement. 7 p.m. Marion Township Florida were already aware that German U-boats were trustees at township house. Middle Point council sinking British merchant ships right off their coastline. meets at town hall. 7:30 p.m. Delphos City Many adults and teens who Schools Board of Education were not already serving their meets at the administration county in some capacity were encouraged to volunteer for office. the Civilian Defense of our Delphos Knights of nation. One of those Civilian Columbus meet at the K of C hall. Delphos Eagles Aerie 471 meets at the Eagles Lodge. TUESDAY 11:30 a.m. Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff St. 7:30 p.m. Ottoville Emergency Medical Service members meet at the municipal building.

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Leah is a 3-year-old bloodhound mix that absolutely loves being outside. Leahs been nothing but loving and playful at the shelter. Shes a patient and tolerant dog who doesnt mind being held or hugged.

Amia is a 6-month-old female. This playful little girl walks with a strut in her cute little step and she knows shes pretty! She is a major cuddle bug and loves her toys.

The planes are back

Defense activities was to watch for enemy aircraft heading toward our shores. The Ground Observer corps was organized by the national Office of Civil Defense and enlisted over a million volunteers who were trained in aircraft spotting. These citizens were taught to recognize the silhouettes of U.S., British, German and Japanese aircraft. A system of observation posts manned by volunteers were set up on the East, West and Gulf coasts to monitor all activity which was then reported via phone to the proper authorities. One of these volunteers was Alden Brad Bradstock from Baltimore, Md. Brad lived very near Logan Airfield in Dundalk and spent many hours with his high school buddies watching for enemy air activity around their area of the Baltimore Harbor. During this time Brad began a lifelong hobby of assembling, painting and collecting model airplanes. He donated this collection to the Delphos Canal Museum. And now, thanks to

Dick Oder, these planes are back in good order and displayed on the second floor of the Canal Museum. Stop in and check out this and our many other military displays. The Delphos Canal Museum is open from 9 a.m. to noon on Thursday morning and on from 1-3 p.m. on

The following pets are available for adoption through The Van Wert Animal Protective League: Cats M, 1 1/2 years, golden yellow tiger, good mouser, name Jack Kittens Angora, F, 8 months, black, long haired, spayed, named Blackie M, F, 6 weeks, light beige, dark gray Dogs Lab, M, 3 years, medium size, golden blond, name Buddy Australian Shepherd, F, 1 1/2 years, spayed, purebred, brown white and black, name Roxy For more information on these pets or if you are in need of finding a home for your pet, contact The Animal Protective League from 9-5 weekdays at (419) 749-2976. If you are looking for a pet not listed, call to be put on a waiting list in case something becomes available. Donations or correspondence can be sent to PO Box 321, Van Wert OH 45891.

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Information Submitted Mathias carries Bulldogs past Titans OTTAWA Dakota Mathias put the Elida boys basketball team on his shoulders Friday. Mathias scored more points in the opening quarter than Ottawa-Glandorf did as a team as the Bulldogs grabbed a quick lead in defeating the Titans 89-69 in Western Buckeye League action at the Robert J. Hermiller Gymnasium. The win keeps Elida tied for first place in the WBL at 6-1 along with Bath, Celina and Defiance. The Bulldogs are 14-3 overall. O-G dropped to 4-3 in the league and 11-7 overall. Mathias came out firing Friday night as he scored 17 points in the opening quarter against the Titans. The 17 points included four three-pointer as Elida outscored O-G 28-12. Elida continued to pull away in the second quarter as they outscored the Titans 14-9 for a 42-21 halftime lead. Ottawa-Glandorf attempted to turn the game around in the third quarter whittling their deficit to 14 points in the first 90 seconds of the quarter. Thats when Mathias heated up scoring nine straight points, three free throws and two three-pointers, to put the Bulldogs up 23 points and they were never threatened again. Elida outscored O-G in the third quarter 29-25 as Mathias had 16 points in the quarter. Mathias finished the game with 38 points as he hit seven three-pointers. The senior is just 13 points away from breaking the alltime Elida scoring record. Louis Gray added 20 points and Marquavious Wilson finished with 13 points. Noah Bramlage led the Titans with 15 points and six rebounds. Tyler Zender added 12 points. Ottawa-Glandorf won the junior varsity game 52-32. Elida is back in action Saturday night with Lima Central Catholic and Ottawa-Glandorf is home for Leipsic. ***

Bearcats outgun Wildcats in NWC

By JIM METCALFE Staff Writer DELPHOS Fans of good shooting and team basketball got a thrill on Senior Night Friday night at The Stage of Jefferson Middle School. Archrivals Jefferson and Spencerville went at it toe-to-toe for four quarters. It took an 8-0 span by the Bearcats midway through the fourth period to give them enough cushion to seize a 79-70 Northwest Conference dandy. The Wildcats (9-8, 1-6) bid goodbye to four senior players (as well as the rest in the winter season): Ross Thompson (11 markers, 5 boards, 3 dimes), Tyler Rice (7 counters, 3 boards, 2 steals), Austin Jettinghoff (3 counters, 4 assists) and Tyler Mox (4 feeds, 2 boards). However, sophomore Trey Smith had a career-high 41 markers (4 bombs; 9-of12 free throws, 10 boards) to lead the effort as the hosts shot a warm 26-of-49 from the field (8-of-18 3-balls) for 53.6 percent and 10-of-12 at the line (83.3%). There were plenty of scoring stars for the Bearcats (12-4, 6-1) as well: sophomore Zach Goecke (26 markers, 6 rebounds, 5 assists, 6 steals), senior Ben Bowers (18 points, 6 assists), freshman Dakota Prichard (16 points, 4 caroms) and sophomore Mason Nourse (11 points - 3 treys) as they canned an even hotter 29-of-53 shots (7-of-18 triples) for 54.7 percent and 14-of-15 singles (93.3%). What a great basketball game. It came down to them making a few more plays than we did, Jefferson coach Marc Smith said. They have so many weapons, they are a difficult team to defend. At the same time, weve got some weapons, too. Trey was outstanding tonight; hes such a tough matchup for many teams. We had great performances from all our kids tonight from every class. They made a play here or there that made the difference. For Spencerville coach Kevin Sensabaugh, it came down to defense. We did not guard them well at all the entire game. Trey Smith is tough for us to match up with, as is Thompson, he explained. Thats all we did at halftime; emphasize defense. We played better but not to the level we need to as we get ready for the end of the season and tournament. Spencerville held a slim 54-53 edge to begin the final period and Smith was unstoppable, knocking in 14 counters (6-of-6 singles). However, the only other scorer for the hosts was Jettinghoff with a 3. On the other end, the Bearcats had more balance, with eight each from Goecke and Prichard, along with five by Bowers. When Jettinghoff canned a triple at 5:21, the score was 61-all. The Bearcats scored eight in a row in a 1:48 span four each by Prichard and Goecke and the Wildcats had two miscues and missed three shots in the same span as Spencerville led 69-61 on a mid-court steal and layin by Goecke at 3:20. Smith scored the last nine points


Elida 33-49 17-20 89: Clark Etzler 1-2-4; Wilson 6-1-13; Allemeier 4-0-8; Gray 6-7-20; Mathias 12-7-38; Press 2-0-4; Wentz 1-0-2. Ottawa-Glandorf 27-59 10-20 69: A. Schroeder 3-0-7; Unterbrink 0-1-1; Schnipke 0-0-0; T. Schroeder 2-2-8; Wischmeyer 1-0-2; Trampe-Kindt 2-0-4; Kuhlman 3-2-9; Recker 3-0-7; Zender 4-4-12; Verhoff 0-0-0; Blevins 1-0-2; Bramlage 7-1-15; Alt 1-0-2. Elida 28 14 29 18 - 89 Ottawa-Glandorf 12 9 25 23 - 69 Junior Varsity: Ottawa-Glandorf 52-32. Three-point goals: Elida 8-20 (Mathias 7, Gray 1); Ottawa-Glandorf 5-15 (A. Schroeder 1, T. Schroeder 2, Kuhlman 1, Recker 1). Rebounds: Elida 17; Ottawa-Glandorf 27 (Bramlage 6). Turnovers: Elida 11, Ottawa-Glandorf 13. -

Miller City edges Kalida 42-40 MILLER CITY Miller City used scoring advantages in the first and fourth quarters Friday night to defeat Kalida 42-40 in Putnam County League action. Miller Citys win moved them into a first place tie in the PCL at 5-1 along with Columbus Grove and Ottoville, who rallied to defeat Continental. Miller City is 12-6 overall, while Kalida dipped to 3-2 in the league and 9-8 overall. Miller City opened the game outscoring Kalida 15-10, before the visiting Wildcats used a 14-10 second quarter scoring advantage to trail 25-24 at halftime. After both teams scored eight points in the third quarter, Miller City used a 9-8 scoring advantage in the fourth quarter for the win. Cory Heuerman led the home Wildcats with 12 points, while Jackson Lammers and Adam Drummelsmith both had 10 points. Drummelsmith also pulled down 10 rebounds and had four assists. Devin Kortokrax hit three three-pointers for Kalida as he finished with 15 points. Joe Gerdeman had a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds. Kalida won the junior varsity game 31-18. Kalida is home Saturday night to face Ayersville. ***
Kalida 15-41 5-7 40: A. Langhals 2-1-6; L. Langhals 2-0-5; Kortokrax 6-0-15; Gerdeman 5-1-11; Zeller 0-1-1; Miller 0-2-2. Miller City 16-50 5-11 42: J. Lammers 4-0-10; Niese 1-1-3; Drummelsmith 4-2-10; Heuerman 4-2-12; Gerten 3-0-7. Kalida 10 14 8 8 - 40 Miller City 15 10 8 9 - 42 Junior Varsity: Kalida 31-18. Three-point goals: Kalida 5-19 (Kortokrax 3, A. Langhals 1, L. Langhals 1); Miller City 5-19 (J. Lammers 2, Heuerman 2, Gerten 1). Rebounds: Kalida 29 (Gerdeman 10); Miller City 25 (Drummelsmith 10). Turnovers: Miller City 7, Kalida 8.

Jefferson senior Ross Thompson lays one up against the defense of Spencerville freshman Bailey Croft on Senior Night at The Stage Friday night. Three other seniors Austin Jettinghoff, Tyler Rice and Tyler Mox played their home finales and sophomore Trey Smith fired in a careerhigh 41 but the Bearcats grabbed a 9-point triumph. (Delphos Herald/Randy Shellenbarger) for Jefferson, with his long 2-pointer at 50 ticks getting them within 73-70. However, the Cats missed their final four shots and Spencerville finished on a 6-0 run, including a layup by Goecke before the buzzer. Smith and Bowers went at it in the first period, with Smith dropping 12 and Bowers nine. However, five by Rice gave solid backup and when Smith powered in a basket at 44.8 ticks, Delphos led 22-14. The Wildcats, who shot 9-of-16 in the first period (Spencerville 6-of-10), continued on fire in the second, dropping 8-of-14 (Spencerville 7-of-16). Goecke caught fire with 11 but Thompson and freshman Jace Stockwell (8 counters, 7 dimes) notched six each for the hosts. Jeffersons lead was as high as 33-21 on a Thompson basket midway through and when Stockwell buried a triple from the left wing at 4.1 ticks, they led 41-34. The Wildcats stayed hot in the third 5-of-7 but six turnovers (16 total, 9 for the guests) hurt the effort. Spencerville heated up even more, canning 8-of-14, with eight from Nourse. Despite Smiths 10, the Bearcats grabbed that 54-53 edge on an offbalance 19-footer out of the left corner by Prichard that beat the horn. Ever since Ive been here, we start our seniors on Senior Night and they played a great game, Coach Smith added. Ross Thompson was the Ross Thompson hes been for four years. Austin was guarded very well but he didnt force anything. Tyler Rice had a big first half and Tyler Mox just plays so hard. I am proud of all four and I believe their parents are proud of what kind of students and citizens they have with their kids. They represent Jefferson very well. See BEARCATS, page 7

OHIO DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES Division of Wildlife Weekly Fish Ohio Fishing Report! LAKE ERIE Regulations to Remember: The daily bag limit for walleye on Ohio waters of Lake Erie is six fish per angler through Feb. 28; from March 1 through April 30, the daily bag limit reduces to 4 fish per angler. The minimum size limit is 15 inches. The daily bag limit for yellow perch is 30 fish per angler on all Ohio waters of Lake Erie. The trout and salmon daily bag limit is 2 fish with a minimum size limit of 12 inches. The black bass (largemouth and smallmouth bass) daily bag limit is five fish per angler with a 14-inch minimum size limit. Lake-wide Where: Ice anglers have been catching walleye west and northwest of Catawba Island, 3 miles north of Crane Creek and west of South Bass Island around Green and Rattlesnake islands. Be cautious when ice fishing the offshore areas of Lake Erie, as ice conditions can change quickly due to water currents and wind. How: Most Lake Erie ice anglers targeting walleye are using jigging spoons tipped with emerald shiners. Panfish Where: Panfish have been caught in East Harbor. How: Most panfish have been caught on ice jigs tipped with wax worms or soft plastics. Free Fly Tying For Beginners class in Portage Lakes AKRON Are you interested in learning how to tie your own flies for fishing but you dont know where to begin? If so, you are invited to join experts from the ODNR Division of Wildlife Feb. 19 to learn the basics of fly-tying. The free class will take place from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Wildlife District Three, 912 Portage Lakes Drive, Akron. Materials and equipment needed for the class will be provided to participants. Summit County Wildlife Officer Aaron Brown, who will be leading the class, will show you the ropes to creating your very own flies including the Adams (dry fly), woolly bugger (streamer), pheasanttail nymph and bead-head prince nymph. According to Brown, all of these patterns are fairly simple for the beginner and can catch anything

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from bluegill, trout, or bass. I use them often! Seating is limited so please preregister for the class by calling Ken Fry, Division of Wildlife, at (330) 245-3030. Biologists propose removing bobcats from Ohios Threatened Species List Traditional hunting dates proposed for 2014-15 season COLUMBUS The Ohio Wildlife Council has received proposed changes to several species designations, including bobcats, as well as potential dates for the upcoming fall hunting seasons. DOW biologists submitted a proposal to remove the bobcat from Ohios threatened species list. The bobcat was one of 71 species on Ohios first endangered list in 1974. However, the bobcat population began to rebound in the 1970s; in recent years, the number of verified sightings has continued to increase, prompting the status change from endangered to threatened in 2012. Bobcats are still considered a protected species in Ohio with no hunting or trapping season. Three other species were proposed to be changed on Ohios statedesignated species. A fourth was added as a species of concern and this designation does not require council action. Snowshoe Hares: Now endangered, snowshoe hares were proposed to be changed to a species of concern. Translocated hares have not been detected in Ohio since 2010 as the population has declined. Bewicks Wren: Presently listed as endangered, the Bewicks wren is proposed to move to extirpated. A Bewicks wren nest was last confirmed in Ohio in 1995. Smooth Greensnake : Currently a species of concern, the smooth greensnake is proposed to move to the endangered list. This rare snake has lost much of its habitat and range in Ohio. Eastern Hog-Nosed Snake: The Eastern hog-nosed snake will now be listed as a species of concern in Ohio. Hunting season date proposals are prepared by the ODNR Division of Wildlife biologists and maintain many traditional opening day dates. Sept. 1 is the proposed start date for Ohios fall squirrel and dove hunting seasons. Hunting seasons for cotton-

tail rabbit, ring-necked pheasant and bobwhite quail are proposed to start Nov. 7, the first Friday in November. Fox, raccoon, skunk, opossum and weasel hunting and trapping are proposed to start Nov. 10. Proposed 2014 fall wild turkey hunting season dates are Oct. 13 to Nov. 30. Proposed 2015 spring wild turkey dates are April 20 to May 17. The proposed 2015 youth wild turkey weekend dates are April 18-19. New this year, it is proposed that youth hunters can harvest up to two wild turkeys during the 2015 2-day youth season (1 per day). Checking two wild turkeys would fill the youth hunters bag limit for the remaining 2015 spring wild turkey season. This proposed change would not take effect until 2015. The bag limit remains one wild turkey for the 2-day 2014 youth wild turkey hunting season. Proposed open counties for quail hunting remain the same as last season: Adams, Athens, Brown, Butler, Clermont, Clinton, Highland, Jackson, Meigs, Montgomery, Pike, Preble, Ross, Scioto, Vinton and Warren. Youth small game seasons are proposed statewide for two weekends: Oct. 25-26 and Nov. 1- 2. The Ohio Wildlife Council is an eight-member board that approves all of the ODNR Division of Wildlife proposed rules and regulations. The council will vote on the proposed rules and season dates during its April 9 meeting after considering public input. Open houses to receive public comments about hunting, trapping and fishing regulations and wildlife issues will be held March 1. Open houses will be held at the ODNR Division of Wildlife District One, District Two, District Three and District Four offices, the Greene County Fish and Game Association clubhouse in Xenia, the Lake Erie Fairport office and the Old Woman Creek Reserve office in Huron. Open houses give the public an opportunity to view and discuss proposed fishing, hunting and trapping regulations with wildlife officials. For Ohioans who are unable to attend an open house, comments will be accepted online at The online form will be available until March 2. Directions to the open houses can be found at wildohio. com or by calling 800-WILDLIFE (945-3543).

Bayne fit, gearing up for Daytona 500

Associated Press TALLADEGA, Ala. Trevor Bayne sped around Talladega Superspeedway in his No. 21 Ford getting his car ready for the upcoming season, then did the same thing in his running shoes. The 2011 Daytona 500 winner and parttime triathlete is fit, motivated and hungry to contend for another big win upon his return later this month to the scene of his greatest triumph and to challenge for a Nationwide Series championship. This is a really big year for us, Bayne said during a break in testing. Hes scheduled to run 12 Sprint Cup races, including all four on the superspeedways, with The Wood Brothers plus a full-time Nationwide schedule for Roush Fenway Racing. Being here at Talladega by ourselves today, I think that shows that this team wants to do what it takes to be the best and to have a shot to win those 12 races that we show up at, he said. The daily workouts, including those squeezed-in runs at racetracks, are also indicative of his thriving health. Bayne went public in November with the revelation that he has multiple sclerosis, adding he still has no symptoms and isnt taking medication. An outspoken Christian who often shares his religious testimony in speeches, Bayne said that good health just reinforces his faith, adding hes been training harder than ever, meeting three times a week with a personal trainer and going on 1.5-mile swims, 3-mile runs and 25-plus mile bike rides. He ran around the 2.66-mile tri-oval Thursday afternoon in near-freezing temperature. But hes got his next triathlon coming up in April in Charleston, S.C., so clearly multiple sclerosis isnt slowing him down. Fortunately for me at this point, its had no impact on me, Bayne added. Thats been a huge blessing because there are people that have it worse. There are some that never even know they have it and live a perfectly normal life. To know that I have it is good to me because it creates a dependence for me daily on the Lord. See DAYTONA, page 7

Rodriguez accepts season-long suspension

By RONALD BLUM Associated Press NEW YORK Alex Rodriguez ended his extended and acrimonious fight with Major League Baseball on Friday, withdrawing a pair of lawsuits and accepting a season-long suspension that marks the longest penalty in the sports history related to performance-enhancing drugs. Rodriguez, who has steadfastly denied using banned substances while with the New York Yankees, made the decision nearly four weeks after arbitrator Fredric Horowitz largely upheld the

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discipline issued last summer harshest punishment, A-Rod by baseball Commissioner was the only player to contest Bud Selig. his penalty. I think its a good move The Major League for him, former Baseball Players Commissioner Association filed Fay Vincent said. a grievance, arguA-Rod had no ing Rodriguezs chance legally, and 211-game ban the commissioner was unwarrantgot his authority ed or at the very validated. least excessive. Rodriguez was Rodriguez also among 14 playsued MLB and ers suspended Selig in October, last summer folaccusing them of lowing MLBs vigilante justice investigation of a as part of a witch Rodriguez Florida anti-aging hunt against him. clinic accused of distributing banned substances. Given the See RODRIGUEZ, page 7

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Russia kicks off Sochi Games with hope and hubris

By ANGELA CHARLTON and NATALIYA VASILYEVA Associated Press SOCHI, Russia A Russia in search of global vindication kicked off the Sochi Olympics looking more like a Russia that likes to party, with a pulse-raising opening ceremony about fun and sports instead of terrorism, gay rights and coddling despots. And thats just the way Russian President Vladimir Putin wants these Winter Games to be. The worlds premier athletes on ice and snow have more to worry about than geopolitics as they plunge into the biggest challenges of their lives on the mountain slopes of the Caucasus and in the wet-paint-fresh arenas on the shores of the Black Sea. But watch out for those Russians on their home turf. A raucous group of Russian athletes had a message for their nearly 3,000 rivals in Sochi, marching through Fisht Stadium singing that theyre not gonna get us! Superlatives abounded and the mood soared as Tchaikovsky met pseudo-lesbian pop duo Tatu and their hit, Not Gonna Get Us. Russian TV presenter Yana Churikova shouted: Welcome to the center of the universe! Yet no amount of cheering could drown out the real world. Fears of terrorism, which have dogged these games since the Putin won them amid controversy seven years ago, were stoked during the ceremony itself. A passenger aboard a flight bound for Istanbul said there was a bomb on board and tried to divert the plane to Sochi. Authorities said the plane landed safely in Turkey, and the suspected hijacker who did not have a bomb was subdued. The show opened with an embarrassing hiccup, as one of five snowflakes failed to unfurl as planned into the Olympic rings, forcing organizers to jettison a fireworks display and disrupting one of the most symbolic moments in an opening ceremony. That allowed for an old Soviet tradition of whitewashing problems to resurface, as state-run broadcaster Rossiya 1 substituted a shot during from a rehearsal with the rings unfolding successfully into their live broadcast. Also missing from the show: Putins repression of dissent and inconsistent security measures at the Olympics, which will take place just a few hundred miles (kilometers) away from the sites of a long-running insurgency and routine militant violence. And the poorly paid migrant workers who helped build up the Sochi site from scratch, the disregard for local residents, the environmental abuse during construction, the pressure on activists, and the huge amounts of Sochi construction money that disappeared to corruption. Some world leaders purposely stayed away but U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and dozens of others were in Sochi for the ceremony. He didnt mention the very real anger over a Russian law banning gay propaganda aimed at minors that is being used to discriminate against gay people. But IOC President Thomas Bach won cheers for addressing it Friday, telling the crowd its possible to hold Olympics with tolerance and without any form of discrimination for whatever reason. For all the criticism, there was no shortage of pride at the ceremony in what Russia has achieved with these games, after building up an Olympic Park out of swampland. The head of the Sochi organizing committee, Dmitry Chernyshenko, captured the mood of many Russians present when he said, Were now at the heart of that dream that became reality. The games in Sochi are our chance to show the whole world the best of what Russia is proud of. Our hospitality, our achievements, our Russia! The ceremony presented the Putins version of todays Russia: a country with a rich and complex history emerging confidently from a rocky two decades and now capable of putting on a major international sports event. Putin himself was front and center, declaring the games open from his box high above the stadium floor. Earlier, he looked down as the real stars of the games those athletes, dressed in winter wear of so many national colors to ward off the evening chill and a light dusting of man-made snow walked onto a satellite image of the earth projected on the floor, the map shifting so the athletes appeared to emerge from their own country. As always, Greece the birthplace of Olympic competition came first in the parade of nations. Five new teams, all from warm weather climates, joined the Winter Olympians for the first time. Togos flagbearer looked dumbstruck with wonder but those veterans from the Cayman Islands had the style to arrive in shorts! The smallest teams often earned the biggest cheers from the crowd of 40,000, with an enthusiastic 3-person Venezuelan team winning roars of approval as flagbearer and alpine skier Antonio Pardo danced and jumped along to the electronic music. Only neighboring Ukraine, scene of a tense and ongoing standoff between a pro-Russian president and Western-leaning protesters, could compete with those cheers. That is, until the Russians arrived.

Tigers stymie Jays in MAC boys

By LARRY HEIING DHI Correspondent DELPHOS The Versailles Tigers boys basketball team had high hopes coming into this season after grabbing the Division III runner-up last year. As the new season unfolded, the Tigers were stateranked with a 8-0 record and had ESPN highlight maker Kyle Ahrens. All that changed on Dec. 28 when Ahrens went up for a rebound against Anna and came down in pain on the sidelines with a broken leg. Several Division I schools, including Michigan State, have shown interest in Ahrens but will most likely have to wait until his senior season to see him play again. There is a saying about there is no I in team but the great Michael Jordan said there is an I in win. Versailles won the game against Anna to start 9-0 but have lost every game since without their I-man, Ahrens, to fall to 9-7. The Tigers turned to their defense Friday night at The Vatican, grabbing a 40-33 Midwest Athletic Conference triumph. Versailles didnt seem to miss its injured superstar as they jumped out to a 6-point lead to start the game against the Blue Jays. In fact, the weather outside was cold but inside The Vatican was downright frigid for the St. Johns offense. The Blue Jays finally got on the scoreboard when senior Eric Clark connected on a baseline jumper with 35 seconds left in the first period. Clark was the only shot-maker for the home team in the first period when he hit a pullup 10-footer to pull his team within 7-4 at the break. The second period didnt start any better as Evan Philpot grabbed an offensive rebound and put it back, with Clark picking up his second foul. With Clark and his four points heading to the bench in foul trouble, the Tigers jumped out to a 1-4 lead, forcing St. Johns coach Aaron Elwer to to play. Richard continued to torment the Jays with another score inside. After made free throws by both teams, Hays got the Jays within four points with a steal and bucket but Versailles converted their free throws in the final minute to earn a physical victory. Richard accounted for almost half of the Tiger offense with 19 points. The Blue Jays also had one player in double digits as Clark scored 11. The status of his injured Ahrens is week to week, according to head coach Scott McEldowney. On the glass, Versailles pulled down 26 rebounds to 23 boards for the Jays. St. Johns committed 12 turnovers, Versailles only seven. The junior varsity played like the varsity by also surrendering a 7-point fourth-quarter lead as the Tigers hit triples to pull out a 50-41 victory. The Blue Jays were led by Tim Kreegers 13 points and Austin Heiing added 11. The next action for the Blue Jays is a rescheduled game at home against Van Wert Tuesday.

St. Johns junior Tyler Conley rips down a rebound against Versailles Friday night at The Vatican in MAC cage play. (Delphos Herald/Randy Shellenbarger) call timeout with 3:22 left in the first half. With his offense sputtering, Coach Elwer had no choice but to put Clark back in the game. He responded for his coach by hitting a 3-pointer to pull the Jays closer. Damien Richard converted a pair of free throws for Versailles after Tyler Conley picked up his second foul and the Tigers led 15-7. The Jays came alive when they picked up the tempo getting the ball down the floor against the Versailles pressure. Evan Hays found Jake Csukker under the bucket for two. Ryan Koester hit a baseline jumper with the Jays in attack mode and the lead was down to four points. Jace Barga connected for a bucket for Versailles and Clark answered with a banker before the half ended with St. Johns down 17-13. After the break, the 6-4 Richard muscled his way to the bucket for his eighth point of the contest. Koester hit a triple from the corner and the Jays seemed fired up on the floor. Defensive pressure by the Jays forced a pair of turnovers. Andy Grothouse got the assist to Koester for a reverse layup to cut the Tiger lead to one. Grothouse scored his first points on a fast break and gave the Jays their first lead of the night with 3:30 to play in the third. St. Johns continued to play at a fast pace in transition as Clark found Csukker again under the bucket for two and Grothouse nailed a triple at the buzzer to give the Jays a 25-20 lead. St. Johns got its biggest lead of the game at seven with 6:05 to play when Clark drove to the glass for two. Versailles went on a 13-0 run, capitalizing on three steals during the outburst. Grothouse ended the Tigers run with a triple and the Jays trailed 33-30 with 2:01


VARSITY VERSAILLES (40) Ryan Knapke 1-0-3, Jace Barga 1-2-4, Kyle Rutschilling 2-0-5, Damien Richard 7-5-19, Evan Philpot 3-3-9. Totals 14-10/16-40. ST. JOHNS (33) Andy Grothouse 3-0-8, Evan Hays 1-0-2, Eric Clark 5-0-11, Ben Wrasman 0-0-0, Aaron Hellman 0-00, Ryan Koester 3-1-8, Tyler Conley 0-0-0, Jake Csukker 2-0-4. Totals 14-1/3-33. Score by Quarters: Versailles 7-10-3-20 - 40 St. Johns 4-9-12-8 - 33 Three-point goals: Versailles, Knapke, Rutschilling; St. Johns, Grothouse 2, Clark, Koester. JUNIOR VARSITY VERSAILLES (50) Jared Niekamp 1-1-3, Logan Rodrigues 1-0-3, Griffen Riegle 3-612, Austin Knapke 3-5-14, Nicholas Stonebraker 2-1-5, Collin Peters 1-02, Carl Klamar 1-4-6, Justin Marshal 2-1-5, Totals 14-18/26-50. ST. JOHNS (41) Gage Seffernick 0-1-1, Aaron Reindel 0-1-1, Ryan Hellman 2-0-4, Josh Warnecke 2-0-6, Wyatt Nagel 0-0-0, Robby Saine 1-2-5, Tim Kreeger 6-1-13, Austin Heiing 4-311, Jesse Ditto 0-0-0, Jaret Jackson 0-0-0. Totals 15-8/13-41. Score by Quarters: Versailles 7-11-10-22 - 50 St. Johns 5-14-16-6 - 41 Three-point goals: Versailles, Knapke 3, Rodrigues; St. Johns,Warnecke 2, Saine.

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A statewide hearing on all of the proposed rules will be held at the ODNR Division of Wildlifes District One office at 9 a.m. March 6. The office is located at 1500 Dublin Road, Columbus, Ohio 43215. Council meetings are open to the public. Individuals who want to provide comments on a topic that is currently being considered by council are asked to preregister at least two days prior to the meeting by calling 614-265-6304. All comments are required to be three minutes or less. Ohio Deer Season closes with more than 191,000 Harvested

Deer-archery season ended Sunday, bringing all deer hunting seasons to a close. Ohio hunters checked 191,459 white-tailed deer during the 2013-2014 hunting season for all implements. Hunters checked 218,910 deer during the 2012-2103 hunting season. This expected decline in the deer hunter harvest comes following several years of liberal bag limits and deer regulations, which helped bring Ohios white-tailed deer population closer to target levels. This years white-tailed deer harvest indicates we are on target to maintain a high-quality deer herd, said ODNR Division of Wildlife Chief Scott Zody. Ohio remains one of the best deer hunting states in the nation. The DOW remains committed to properly

managing Ohios deer populations through a combination of regulatory and programmatic changes. The goal of Ohios Deer Management Program is to provide a deer population that maximizes recreational opportunities, while minimizing conflicts with landowners and motorists. This ensures that Ohios deer herd is maintained at a level that is both acceptable to most and biologically sound. Until recently, the populations in nearly all of Ohios counties were above their target numbers. In the last few years, through increased harvests, dramatic strides have been made in many counties to bring those populations closer toward their goal. Once a countys deer population is near goal, harvest regulations are adjusted to maintain the population near that goal.

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Horowitz presided over 12 days of hearings last fall highlighted by Rodriguezs decision not to testify. Horowitz concluded on Jan. 11 there was clear and convincing evidence Rodriguez used three banned substances over the course of three years human growth hormone, testosterone and Insulin-like growth factor 1. Horowitz also ruled A-Rod

twice tried to obstruct baseballs investigation, but he nonetheless reduced the suspension to 162 games plus the 2014 postseason after weighing it against baseballs just cause standard. Rodriguez sued MLB and the union two days later in federal court in Manhattan, claiming the arbitration process was flawed. But the Supreme Court has established narrow grounds for overturning arbi-

trators decisions, and legal experts said Rodriguez had virtually no chance of succeeding in his attempt to have Horowitzs decision vacated. Without making any admissions, Rodriguezs lawyers filed notices of dismissal in both cases Friday. MLB issued a low-key statement calling the decision to end the litigation prudent. We believe that Mr. Rodriguezs actions show his

desire to return the focus to the play of our great game on the field and to all of the positive attributes and actions of his fellow major league players, the sport said. We share that desire. Rodriguez had angered many of his fellow players by suing his own union in an attempt to avoid a suspension. Withdrawing the lawsuits was perhaps the start of mending relationships with fellow players.

sessions to make sure he makes the field in his scheduled events. Thats why we came down here, said Eddie Wood, co-owner of the team with his brother. To us as an older race team, the Daytona 500 is the biggest race of the year and the biggest of all. Everybody looks at it that way but I think we take it to another level. Thats basically why we came down here. We went to Daytona in January and tested and had a really good test. Coming down here just kind of fills in some blanks that we had so that when we do unload at Daytona you dont feel like you left anything on the table.

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The 22-year-old, who also got married last year, hasnt recaptured the winning formula since becoming the youngest winner of NASCARs biggest race at 20. In fact, hes only had two Top 10 finishes in his other 45 starts, one of them coming at Talladega in 2012. Nowhere near old enough to be a hasbeen, hes still in the early stages of a career that happened to start in stirring fashion. Hes 22, hes just getting started, team co-owner Len Wood said. Fortunately for him, he started with a bang.


It was only his second-ever start. That was a big deal when it happened and if we get him another one, that could be equally as big. Bayne will return to Daytona International Speedway in a couple of weeks for the Feb. 23 race. The restrictor plate races are a priority for The Wood Brothers. They tested at Daytona earlier and then spent two days working the car around the tri-oval at Talladega, running solo on Thursday. Since he wont be competing in every Sprint Cup race, Bayne will face extra pressure in NASCARs overhauled qualifying

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Spencerville finished with 20 boards (9 offensive) and 14 fouls. We played very well offensively all game, Sensabaugh added. We moved the ball around and knocked down open shots. We did everything in the world to win offensively; I was just disappointed with the defense. Jefferson compiled 26 boards (11 offensive) and 17 fouls.

In junior varsity action, Jefferson grabbed a 51-44 triumph. Pacing the Wildcats (10-7, 2-5) were 14 each from Josh Teman and Ryan Goergens and 10 by Drew Reiss. For the Bearcats (3-13), Damien Corso had 12 and Keaton Gillispie 10. Both return to action tonight: Jefferson at Fort Jennings and Spencerville hosting the tall trees of Marion Local.

Mason Nourse 4-0-11, Jacob Meyer 0-0-0, Zach Goecke 10-6-26, Ben Bowers 6-4-18, Dakota Prichard 5-4-16, Bailey Croft 3-0-6, Griffen Croft 0-0-0, Jon Long 1-0-2. Totals 22-7-14/15-79. JEFFERSON (70) Jace Stockwell 3-0-8, Josh Teman 0-0-0, Austin Jettinghoff 1-0-3, Ross Thompson 5-1-11, Trey Smith 14-9-41, Tyler Mox 0-0-0, Nick Fitch 0-0-0, Tyler Rice 3-0-7. Totals 18-8-10/12-70. Score by Quarters: Spencerville 14 20 20 25 - 79 Jefferson 22 19 12 17 - 70 Three-point goals: Spencerville, Nourse 3, Bowers 2, Prichard 2; Jefferson, Smith 4, Stockwell 2, Jettinghoff, Rice.

JUNIOR VARSITY SPENCERVILLE (44) David Wisher 4-0-9. Damiel Corso 5-1-12, Grant Goecke 2-0-4, Gage Goecke 0-2-2, Keaton Gillispie 3-4-10, Chandler Schrolucke 2-0-4, Nick Freewalt 1-0-3. Totals 14-37/7-44. JEFFERSON (51) Drew Reiss 3-3-10, Josh Teman 3-7-14, Cole Arroyo 0-0-0, Ryan Goergens 7-0-14, Kyle Wreede 0-00, Grant Wallace 1-2-4, Nick Long 1-1-3, Drake Schmitt 1-4-6. Totals 14-2-17/28-51. Score by Quarters: Spencerville 11 13 11 9 - 44 Jefferson 11 15 12 13 - 51 Three-point goals: Spencerville, Corso, Wisher, Freewalt; Jefferson, Reiss, Teman.

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105 Announcements
ADVERTISERS: YOU can place a 25 word classified ad in more than 100 newspapers with over one and a half million total circulation across Ohio for $295. Its place one order and pay with one check through Ohio Scan-Ohio Advertising Network. The Delphos Herald advertising dept. can set this up for you. No other classified ad buy is simpler or more cost effective. Call 419-695-0015 ext. 138 IS IT A SCAM? The Delphos Herald urges our readers to contact The Better Business Bureau, (419) 223-7010 or 1-800-462-0468, before entering into any agreement involving financing, business opportunities, or work at home opportunities. The BBB will assist in the investigation of these businesses. (This notice provided as a customer service by The Delphos Herald.)

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FULL TIME SATELLITE TECHNICIAN. Your Hometown Stations needs a full-time satellite technician to join our team. This is not an entry level position. Applicant must have prior experience in domestic satellite systems. Duties include: Monitoring/keeping track of shows and feed times, setting up record sequences, manual program ingesting, performing changes to record schedules as needed, and monitoring progress of record schedules. Applicant must have the ability to provide technical support to master control and programming, read and understand format sheets and terrestrial satellite information, and document all feeds. A satellite technician must be able to stand, sit, reach, climb and use test equipment, tools, telephone, electronic mail, write letters and memos, conduct face-to-face discussions with individuals or groups, and work cooperatively in close proximity to others. Common sense and good conduct are important along with attention to detail. Military veterans fit into our organization. Your Hometown Stations is a broadcast facility consisting of four network television affiliates, production center, and news operations. Position is 40 hours p/wk, with generous benefits. Schedule is typically 9AM to 5PM weekdays, with on-call, and possibility of weekend or holiday work. Send resume with; 1). past work history, 2). three work references & personal references, and 3). pay requirements to: Frederick R. Vobbe, Director of Engineering, Your Hometown Stations, 1424 Rice Avenue, Lima, Ohio 45805. Or email in PDF/Word97 format. NO phone calls, please. Questions via e-mail. Your Hometown Stations is an equal employment opportunity employer. Applications close at noon February 28, 2014.

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HUGGINS AUTO Parts Inc. is now hiring. We are seeking a Full-time career minded professional for the following position: Body Shop Technician. Collision repair experience is a must. Apply at, or send resume to Huggins Auto Parts Inc., 402 West Main St., Ottawa, Ohio 45875 or call 419-523-5188 LOCAL VAN WERT business is seeking experienced accounting individual. Position available is Full-time with benefits compensation commensurate with education and experience. Please forward resume to: HR, PO Box 752, Van Wert, Ohio 45891 R&R EMPLOYMENT Looking for: Sanitation, Production Workers, Industrial Maintenance. Preferred Clean Criminal Background. Apply online or call 419-232-2008

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930 Legals
ORDINANCE #2014-1 An ordinance establishing the salary of the Clerk of Council of the City of Delphos and declaring it an emergency. ORDINANCE #2014-3 An ordinance to amend ordinance 2013-4, The Annual Appropriation Ordinance, and declaring it an emergency. ORDINANCE #2014-4 An ordinance establishing the compensation for the City of Delphos Civil Service Commission members and the Secretary of the Civil Service Commission and declaring it an emergency. ORDINANCE #2014-5 An ordinance amending section fourteen of ordinance 2010-33 regarding compensation for volunteer firefighters and volunteer rescue and declaring it an emergency. Passed and approved this 9th day of January 2014. Kimberly Riddell, Council Pres. ATTEST: Marsha Mueller, Council Clerk Michael H. Gallmeier, Mayor ORDINANCE #2014-8 An ordinance authorizing the Mayor and the Safety Service Director to enter into a contract establishing Fire Protection and Rescue Services to Washington Township, Van Wert County, State of Ohio and declaring it an emergency. RESOLUTION #2013-12 A resolution authorizing the Allen and Van Wert Counties Board of Elections to conduct an election on May 6, 2014 for the purpose of an increase in the income tax from one and one-half percent (1.5%) to one and three-quarters percent (1.75%) for the purpose of providing funds for the Parks and Recreation, said levy commencing on July 1, 2014 and continuing for three (3) years in accordance with Law and declaring it an emergency. Passed and approved this 20th day of January 2014. Kimberly Riddell, Council Pres. ATTEST: Marsha Mueller, Council Clerk Michael H. Gallmeier, Mayor A complete text of this legislation is on record at the Municipal Building and can be viewed during regular office hours. Marsha Mueller, Council Clerk 2/1/14, 2/8/14

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110 Card Of Thanks

IN MEMORY of Howard J. (Smitty) Smith, the family wishes to express their gratitude to members of the extended family and many friends who provided love, help and support during their time of loss.

2-3 BEDROOM, 1 bath home for rent in 240 Healthcare Delphos. Ulms Mobile Home. Phone: HHAs/STNAs NEEDED 419-692-3951. in Delphos for morning 2BR HOUSE, $500/mo noon and evening shifts. includes water. 305 S. Please call Interim Main St., Delphos. HealthCare a t 419-296-4371 419-228-2535 or apply online at www. Mobile Homes 325 For Rent

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HR PAYROLL Assistant needed to manage weekly payroll, distribute monthly employee labor and attendance reports and other various duties. Payroll experience preferred. Hours Mon-Fri 8am-4:30pm. IT HELP DESK to assist with front line support for customers and employees at all locations, help with setup and maintenance of computers and Cat6 wiring and other various tasks. Hours Mon-Fri 9am-5:30pm. Six months PC experience or Associates degree in computer-related field. Apply online at OTR SEMI-DRIVER NEEDED. Benefits: Vacation, Holiday pay, 401k. Home weekends, & most nights. Call Ulms Inc. 419-692-3951

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1BR APT., Nice, clean. Appliances, electric heat, laundry room, No pets. WATER INCLUDED. $425/month, plus deposit. 320 N. Jefferson. 419-852-0833. 2BR APT., 234 N. Cass. $350/mo plus deposit. No pets, references. Call 419-615-5798 or 419-488-3685

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Tomorrows Horoscope
By Bernice Bede Osol
will help you get more done without interference from others. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Consider all your alternatives, but rely on your intuition when it comes to making a choice. A personal relationship will improve if each party maintains equal responsibilities. MONDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2014 Summon your willpower and use your intuition in order to move from an unhappy situation to a new beginning filled with opportunity. Your stress will be lessened if you refuse to let others take advantage of you. Focus and determination will help you accomplish your goals in the coming year. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -Let your creativity lead the way. Be proud to display your capabilities. Expand your horizons by reading, listening or interacting with intellectual people. Utilize your creative energy. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- Your opinions are best kept to yourself if you want to avoid misunderstandings. Remaining quiet will give you the chance to strategize and to develop a sound course of action. ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- A sure way to boost your spirits is to get together with friends and enjoy a pleasant trip or activity. Take a break from worry and tension. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -Change is needed in your life. Make your feelings known, and collaborate with friends or co-workers to achieve the improvements you desire. Your hard work will bring positive results. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You can avoid an emotionally challenging situation if you make a plan that allows you to act independently. Avoiding interference will be half your battle. Lie low. CANCER (June 21-July 22) -Spend your day doing things that make you happy. Keeping on top of personal needs will help decrease your stress. Pamper yourself or purchase something that will boost your spirits. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Your leadership qualities will complement your skills in terms of what you have to offer a group, project or cause. Find a task that appeals to you and utilize your talents to the fullest. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You will be frustrated if you rely on others to help you get ahead. Use your own means and methods to forge a successful path, and pay attention to detail and the fine print. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -- You are an intelligent and gifted individual. However, doubts and indecision will hold you back. Believe in yourself, and you will succeed. Dont let negativity bog you down. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- Its time to get back to a strict routine and a proper diet. Taking care of your health is important if you want to be successful in life. Show determination in order to win. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- Today will be emotionally taxing, requiring everything youve got. Dont be upset by criticism -- take it as a chance to make improvements. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Be aware of the events happening around you. Take an opportunity to make a life- changing decision that will turn a negative into a positive. Overcome your fears and take a chance. Distributed by Universal UClick for UFS


SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2014 Adaptability will be what counts in the near future. Adjusting to your surroundings will make life easier and give you a better perspective regarding future possibilities. Building greater confidence and belief in your abilities will help you achieve a comfortable lifestyle. Romantic encounters will improve your outlook. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -Strive to be more active. Join a gym or sign up for an activity that will get you moving and motivated. Dont let your emotions interfere with your goals. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- Listen to others suggestions and concerns. Channel your energy into home-improvement projects or anything that will raise the value of your assets or what you have to offer others. ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Take action and do whatever you can to raise your profile or encourage a better lifestyle. Look for any opportunity that will improve your relationship with the people you love most. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -Dont allow someones stubborn attitude to stand in your way. Put your differences aside and take part in an activity or event that can help you reestablish your reputation or position. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Keep a level head and pursue interests that will help you gain the most ground personally or professionally. Physical work will bring you the greatest satisfaction. CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Look for ways and means to improve your life and your looks. Take the initiative to try new things and to make new connections. Sharing your findings will encourage friendships. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- A change of pace will help to establish what you can and cant accomplish. Dont take on something that will hinder your own dreams. Speak up and make a statement. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Take your time and go over fine details that can give you a better view of a situation. Understanding whats best for everyone involved will help you make a good decision. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -- Listen to suggestions and pick up information that can help you put together a plan for success. Your ability to reason will help you mediate a tough situation. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- Look, see and do your best to accommodate those requiring your assistance. Lending a helping hand will ensure that you continue to have a say in whatever personal or domestic decisions are considered. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- Step out of the spotlight if you dont want to be judged by what you say or do. An introspective approach





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To help round out the week, they all visited the Delphos Thrift Store, which Jane and Beth really enjoyed. On Thursday evening, the Wrasman family treated Leo to a snowmobile ride. The Chinese kids said they were not homesick. Leo said he missed his parents but was in no hurry to return to China because their school day starts at 7:30 a.m. and ends at 5 p.m. Then its time for homework and bedtime. As for the weather, Jane said they experience about the same type of weather in northern China as we do here in Ohio. Early on Sunday morning, our visitors leave Ohio for the next leg of their journey, which will take them to Niagara Falls, Philadelphia and Washington, D. C. May God bless them in their travels and give them a safe return home. During these three weeks, we have all made good friends and have many good memories to share. (Note: I had questions about the Great Wall of China. Jane said she has been able to walk the Great Wall.) The Great Wall, as we see it today, was mostly built during the Ming Dynasty (13681644). It starts from Hushan in the east to Jiayugan Pass in the west, traversing several provinces. It was originally built during the Warring States Period as a defensive fortification by the three states of Yan, Zhao and Qin. It began as independent walls for different states when it was first built and did not become the Great Wall until the Qin Dynasty. Emperor Qin Shihuang succeeded in his effort to have the walls joined together to fend off the invasions from the Huns in the north. Since then, the Great Wall has served as a monument of the Chinese nation throughout history. A great army of manpower composed of soldiers, prisonLeo in a front end loader at All Purpose Contracting, ers and local people built the owned by Ray and Ann Kaverman. wall. The forces of nature and mankind have taken its toll the Beijing municipality have China Great Wall Academy on the structure. Some of the been renovated and regularly has called for greater protecsections of the wall that are in visited by tourists today. The tion of this important relic.

With too many Ohioans unable to find work, we should also be doing all that we can to ensure that our workers are qualified to fill Ohio jobs. Since 2007, Ive convened more than 215 roundtables across Ohios 88 counties, listening to community and business leaders, workers, and entrepreneurs on ways to strengthen our economy. A theme that developed early on was that despite high unemployment, employers are having a hard time finding workers with the skills necessary to fill the available jobs. As a result, job openings in high-growth industries, like healthcare, clean energy, and biosciences, and even the manufacturing sector, are going unfilled. Thats why I introduced the Strengthening Employment Clusters to Organize Regional Success (SECTORS) Act, which would create partnerships between educators, industry, and workforce training boards to ensure that workers have the right skills to get hired in high-tech, emerging industries with good-paying jobs. If were going to attract new employers, we need to ensure that local workforce development efforts support the needs of local industries. Thats what this bill does. We can close the skills gap by going directly to the source of Ohios economic might: our skilled workers and innovative businesses. Many of you may have heard the president call out one of our Leo, Eileen and Jane volunteered to help Beth clean great citiesYoungstownin his speech last week. Thats because stalls in the barn. (Photos submitted) Youngstown has a first-of-its-kind manufacturing innovation institute, and is being used as a model for the creation of a National Network of Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI). Recently, I urged my colleagues to pass the Revitalize American Manufacturing and Innovation Act (RAMI). This bipartisan legislationwhich was endorsed by the Senate manufacturing Caucus would establish a Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NMI) and create thousands of high paying, high-tech manufacturing jobs. This network will retain U.S. leadership in a range of next-generation technologies, capitalize on our investment in basic research, and create thousands of high pay, high tech manufacturing jobs. By leveraging existing infrastructure and pockets of innovation across the country, NNMI provides small businesses with access to the tools and expertise needed to compete in the global economy. This will create regional magnets for cutting-edge research, talented students, and additional investments. Collaboration is critical for our success and an NNMI would provide small businesses and research institutions access to the tools and expertise needed to compete in the global economy. And it can also spur the creation of regional hubs of advanced manufacturing throughout the U.S. The presidents State of the Union address laid groundwork for opportunities Congress can take to work together on commonsense Chloe Metzger, Jane and Eileen making dumplings. efforts that create jobs, promote economic development, and improve the lives of all Americans. Democrats and Republicans shouldnt be fighting each other; we should be fighting for the middle class. We have a chance to set aside partisan differences and remember who were fighting for. And if we do that, we might even see bipartisanship emerge as an unintended but certainly welcome side effect.

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Finally, the president talked about the need to pass the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) to negotiate new trade agreements that expand American exports and spur the creation of thousands of jobs. We only have trade agreements with 20 countries, and together they represent only 10 percent of the global economy. Yet 46 percent of our exports go to these countries. New agreements mean more exports, and that means more jobs. If the president were to engage with Congress on these four bipartisan proposals to increase opportunity, he could translate his words from the State of the Union into action. It will take his leadership, and if he provides that, I believe both sides can come together and find common ground. Much more needs to be done on the debt, health care costs, K-12 education, and many other issues. But lets get started where we can. Republicans are ready and the American people need our help. The president talked about a year of action. Lets hope he is willing to work with Congress to turn his words into reforms that will help the American people.


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Percutaneous Coronary Intervention
Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) is a nonsurgical procedure used to treat the stenotic (narrowed) coronary arteries of the heart found with coronary heart disease. These stenotic segments are due to the buildup of cholesterol-laden plaques that form due to atherosclerosis. PCI is usually performed by an interventional cardiologist. A stent is a small, metal mesh tube that acts as a scaffold to provide support inside the coronary artery. A catheter on a guide wire inserts the stent into the narrowed artery. Once in place, the stent expands to the full size of the artery and holds it open permanently.


Reducing the risk of the walls of blood vessels walls becoming overstretched and injured; Reducing the risk of having a heart attack or stroke; and developing heart failure, kidney failure and peripheral vascular disease; and Protecting the entire body so that tissues receive regular supplies of blood rich in the oxygen it needs. Cholesterol, another factor in heart health, is created and used by the human body to keep people healthy. Seventy-five percent of cholesterol in the human body is produced by the liver and the remaining 25 percent comes from the foods animal products humans ingest. There are two types of cholesterol; Highdensity lipoproteins (HDL), which are good; and low-density lipoproteins (LDL), which are bad. HDL cholesterol helps keep the LDL cholesterol from lodging in the artery walls. A healthy level of HDL may also protect against heart attack and stroke, while low levels of HDL (less than 40 mg/dL for men and less than 50 mg/dL for women) have been shown to increase the risk of heart disease. The lower the LDL cholesterol number, the lower the risk and experts recommend an optimal level of 100 mg/dL. People need to get enough rest and activity, Dershem explained. All of us have improvements we can make and we should be able to encourage each other through groups and work together to accomplish the same things instead of drifting alone.

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Weight management is an additional element to consider in the realm of heart disease. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that more than one-third of U.S. adults (35.7 percent) are obese. Better nutrition, controlling calorie intake and an increase in physical activity are the only way to maintain a healthy weight. Obesity places people at risk for high cholesterol, high blood pressure and insulin resistance, a precursor of type 2 diabetes the very factors that heighten the risk of cardiovascular disease. Scientists have noted a relationship between coronary heart disease risk and stress in a persons life, which may affect the risk factors for heart disease and stroke. Stress is a response to change and a persons body reacts to stress by releasing adrenaline which causes their breathing and heart rate to speed up and blood pressure to rise. When stress is constant and the body remains in high gear, off and on for days or weeks at a time, that is when it becomes a problem and may cause an increase in heart rate and blood pressure. The key is to manage stress properly, which affects people in a variety of ways. Stress can cause physical and emotional signs and includes: feelings of anger, fear, excitement or helplessness; make it hard to sleep; cause aches in the head, neck, jaw and back; and can lead to habits like smoking, drinking, overeating or drug abuse. In addition, people may not even feel it at all, even though their bodies suffer from it. For more information and resources on getting heart healthy, visit

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Identical hearts. Identical life-saving surgeries.

Francis Early almost lost his twin brother, Fred, to a massive heart attack. But Freds heart attack saved Francis life, thanks to the cardiologists at Lima Memorial. Fred had been airlifted to Lima Memorial for emergency heart surgery. As he recovered, he told his doctor: I have an identical twin! Francis Early rushed to Lima Memorial for an urgent heart exam. He had an identical heart blockage at the identical site and underwent the identical life-saving surgery. Today the Early twins will tell you the same story: youll find the best heart and vascular care at Lima Memorial. Lima Memorial Health Systems exceptional care for heart attack patients has made them one of only six healthcare facilities in Ohio to earn the American Heart Associations Mission: Lifeline Heart Attack Receiving Center accreditation.

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Everyone is working really hard to keep up with all the challenges and changes in curriculum, state testing models and school district report cards, Wolfe said. Report cards will be reported by letter grade rather than by a designation of Excellent with Distinction, for example. Wolfe said its the nature of the beast and more changes are coming down the pipe in the near future. Graduation criteria will be changing and there will be other options for educational opportunities, Wolfe said. In addition, he said the districts infrastructure needs to be ready in the spring for the PARCC Field Test. The test will be administered to over one million students across PARCC states and is serving as a trial run mirroring those that will be used in the first PARCC administration in 2014-15 school year. Delphos is a great town with a great community, Wolfe said. We have a great school district. Wolfe is a 1988 graduate of Van Buren High School and holds a Bachelors of Art from Findlay University in Comprehensive Social Studies Education, received his Superintendent License in 2011 and has served as principal at Ayersville Local Schools (grades 7-12), assistant principal Sidney City Schools and teacher, Attendance Officer and Associate Athletic Director Kenton City Schools. Wolfe and his wife Brenda have three children, Amanda, Lucas and Troy.

When I was a young child, my mother and I used to sit at the table and create art together, Kahle recalled. We would draw, paint and even sculpt. Kahle said she does not have a favorite artist; however, she likes how Georgia OKeefe blended colors together in her paintings of flowers close up. She said being out in nature is her place of inspiration and one of her most favorite and inspirational places is in Bluffton, SC, along the May River when the sun is setting. My most memorable responses come from custom pieces I have created in the past, Kahle said excitedly. I enjoy the challenge of creating the perfect piece for a client and hearing his/her reaction when they have used it or given it as a gift for someone special in their life. She says what she enjoys about the art world is that every artist is different and gifted in a slightly different way. Kahle enjoys sharing and learning from other artist. What I dislike about the art world is the lack of appreciation for the time and energy spent creating each piece, she said. Rather than following the advice of others, Kahle finds her inspiration through the word of God. Proverbs 3:5-6, which tells me to Trust in the Lord with all my heart and not my own judgments, Kahle said. Always let Him lead me and He will clear the road for me to follow.

Answers to Fridays questions: It takes 8.3 minutes for light from the sun to reach the earth. Tiny moth larvae inside make Mexican jumping beans jump. Todays questions: How many emirates are there in the United Arab Emirates? What popular movies and long-running TV series were inspired by a 1968 novel by Dr. H. Richard Homberger, writing under the pen name Richard Hooker? Answers in Mondays Herald.