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A DHI Media Publication serving Van Wert, Delphos & Area Communities

A Joint Product of the Times Bulletin and Delphos Herald Newspapers

Volume 145 | Edition 167 | $1.00

Saturday, FEBruary 7 & Sunday, FEBruary 8, 2015

HIGH SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALL SCOREBOARD

Celina 44 @ Van Wert 40


Lincolnview 38 @ LCC 58
Spencerville 54 @ Crestview 40
Wayne Trace 62 @ Hicksville 51

OPINION

Delphos St. Johns 28 @ Marion Local 50


Paulding 54 @ Jefferson 64
Ottoville 32 @ Kalida 31
Parkway 51 @ New Knoxville 58

Readers speak their minds about


local topics on the Opinion page.
Turn to pages 6-7 to read letters
to the editor, thumbs up/down,
and columns fro our staff.

6-7

Measles: an ounce of prevention is the cure


BY NANCY SPENCER
DHI Media Editor
nspencer@delphosherald.com
When it comes to infectious diseases, the best offense is a good
defense, according the Allen County Health Department Director of
Nursing Becky Dershem. The recent measles outbreak in the United
States is a good example.
Measles is a vaccine-preventable
disease, Dershem said. The whole
premise of vaccinating the majority
is to protect the minority or those
who are too young to be vaccinated
or cant be due to a compromised
immune system. Its to protect the
masses. The MMR vaccine has been
proven to be safe and effective.

The MMR vaccine, an immunization vaccine against measles,


mumps, and rubella, is key to preventing the disease, she stressed.
Dershem is concerned with a trend
that started in the late 1990s after a
British study linked autism to vaccines and the ensuing surge of parents who declined to have their children vaccinated.
The study was found to be a fraud
and the story was retracted but not
before the damage was done, Dershem said. Once parents hear something like that, its hard to convince
them otherwise. Another problem
is that most of our parents of young
children havent seen these diseases.
They dont understand how destructive they are. I remember a classmate

who had polio. I dont think anyone


younger than I will have seen that.
While Dershem says Allen
County is fairly well covered when
it comes to the measles and vaccination, theres always room for improvement.
I talk to parents who are hesitant
or resistant to having their children
vaccinated and its just a matter of
finding out the fear that motivates
them to do that. You have to respect
where they are coming from but
reach out and tear down the barriers
one by one, Dershem said. Once
we break down the reasoning, I can
usually get them to agree to having
their children immunized.
MEASLES/14

Measles start out with a cough, runny nose and photosensitivity


followed by the well-known rash shown above. (Photo courtesy
of the Center for Disease Control)

VW residents enjoy Downtown Chocolate Walk

1.6M Americans
fall victim to tax
fraud in 2013
BY STEPHANIE GROVES
DHI Media Staff Writer
sgroves@delphosherald.com
DELPHOS - Its that time of the year again when people sharpen up their pencils and rummage through a years
worth of receipts to calculate deductions and fill out and
file state and federal income tax returns. Little do some of
these pencil pushers know that someone may have already
filed an income tax return on their behalf and the refund
check is already on its way to an obscure mailing address
or being deposited into a fraudulent bank account.
TAx fRAuD/14

John Wiley, Van Wert, VFW District Two


Commander, is leading the charge these days to
provide animals for veterans. Here, Wiley looks
over referrals for those requesting service dogs.
(DHI Media/Jim Langham)
Main Street Van Werts Downtown Van Wert Chocolate Walk event was held Friday evening from 4-8
p.m. Around 160 people took part in the stroll through downtown. Participants made 19 stops at local
businesses to enjoy chocolate, drinks, and prizes. Pictured above, area residents converse and enjoy
treats at Touches of Time Antiques during the event. (DHI Media/Ed Gebert)

VFW wants to get


animals for vets
BY JIM LANGHAM
DHI Media Correspondent
info@timesbulletin.com

Rachels Challenge lives on at Lincolnview

VAN WERT When local Veteran of Foreign Wars


Commander John Wiley read about a veterans service officer in Akron who had started a program to provide animals to veterans, it sowed a seed to do the same for vets
in this area.
In addition to the local VFW organization, Wiley is
also the District Two Commander. He noted he is seeing
tremendous interest in the project among area VFW organizations.

DHI MEDIA STAff REPORT


info@timesbulletin.com
MIDDLE POINT In early December of 2014, students at Lincolnview were inspired by a student from
Colorado who had been killed 15 years earlier at her
high school. Rachel Joy Scott was the first victim of the
Columbine High School shootings that rocked the nation
in 1999. Since that time, her family has worked tirelessly
to promote the girls message of kindness and compassion through assemblies across the USA and in several
foreign countries.
After the presentations all over this area in December, students were challenged to remind others to start
a chain reaction of kindness and to extend friendship to
others.
Two months after the Rachels Challenge assembly was presented locally, students at Lincolnview are
continuing to work hard to live out her message. Each
week, students meet for activities that promote positive,
thoughtful behavior. In particular, a group of sixth graders are committed to improving the school culture at Lincolnview Elementary School.
Group facilitator Tonia Verville has been pleased
with the students initiative. Rachels Challenge resonated strongly within the student body, she said. It has
resulted in new and stronger friendships and a sense of
purpose that has been a beautiful thing to see. We need
to give our young people credit. They are capable of anything, and they really believe they can change the world.
RACHELS CHALLENGE/14

VETS/14

Index
Classifieds ........ 12-13
Comics & Puzzles ....9
Local/State ...........3-4

Obituaries .................2
Opinion ................. 6-7
History ......................8

Bulletin Board

A group of sixth graders at Lincolnview work on


their latest motivational poster. These students are
working to uphold the attitude fostered through the
Rachels Challenge program. Rachel Joy Scott was
the first student killed in the 1999 school shootings
at Columbine High School. (Submitted photo)

Sports ............... 10-11


Todays World ...........5
Weather ....................2

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Saturday, February 7 & Sunday, February 8, 2015

OBITUARIES

Rev. Carl
W. Miller
Jan. 24, 1918 - Feb. 6, 2015
CRIDERSVILLE, Ohio
Rev. Carl W. Miller, 97, of Otterbein Cridersville, formerly
of Buckland, went to be with
the Lord at 8:39 a.m. Friday,
Feb. 6, 2015, at Lima Memorial Health System with his family at his side.
He was born Jan. 24, 1918,
in Van Wert County, the son
of Henry A. and Mary (Wisher) Miller, who preceded him
Rev. Carl W. Miller
in death. On Aug. 9, 1941, he
married Grace H. Adams, and
she died Feb. 29, 2004.
Survivors include three children: Brad (Dianne) Miller of
Wapakoneta, Ohio, and twins: Todd (Debbie) Miller of Lima,
and Toni (Gary) Shepherd of Wapakoneta; 12 grandchildren;
35 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; two
brothers: Rev. Paul Miller and Richard Dick (Judy) Miller,
both of Van Wert, and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by three sisters, Margaret Claypool Slusser, Nellie Adams, and infant: Ruby Miller.
Rev. Carl was a graduate of the Ft. Wayne Bible College,
and began in the ministry in 1946. He served as the pastor of
Bethlehem Christian Union Church, near Buckland for over 50
years.
After retirement, he served as pastor emeritus at Bethlehem.
He also served at Garden City Christian Union Church, Lima,
Vaughnsville Christian Union Church, Mandale Christian
Union Church, and Anitoch Christian Union Church.
He enjoyed playing golf, but he mostly enjoyed being of service to everyone.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 10,
2015, at Bethlehem Christian Union Church, Pastors Phil
Harris, Kent Place, and his grandson, Scott Miller, officiating. Burial is to follow in the Buckland Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 2-8 p.m. Monday at
the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home and Cremation Services,
St. Rt. 501, Wapakoneta, and one hour prior to the service,
Tuesday at the church.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the Bethlehem
Christian Union Church.
Condolences may be expressed at www.bayliffandeleyfh.
com.
The family would like to thank Otterbein Cridersville Assisted Living for the wonderful care they provided to their father.

Ruth Tribolet
MIDDLE POINT, Ohio
Ruth Tribolet, 94, of Middle
Point, died at 4:59 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, at Vancrest

Nursing Home in Van Wert.


Arrangements are pending
at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral
Home.

VISITATION & SERVICES


Karla Dix

Troubled high school


friend needs a hand,
not a handout
DEAR ABBY: I am 18,
and like most of my friends,
I have gone away to college.
We have a friend whose life
went off track during our senior year because of drinking,
drugs and other misbehavior.
Shes now without a place to
live or any support system.
She calls us from time to
time, and we arent sure what
to believe or how to help her
since we are all in a different place in our lives, and far
away. We wont give her money because we are worried
about what she might do with
it, but we really do want to
help her and be there for her.
What is the best approach?
WORRIED FRIEND IN
FLORIDA
DEAR WORRIED: I
agree that you should not give
her money. The best approach
would be for you to advise
your friend to get into a shelter with social services for
homeless women. If she does,
she may be able to get into
a substance abuse program,
receive government benefits
and straighten out her life. Im
not saying her road will be an
easy one, but it can be done.
** ** **
DEAR ABBY: Is there a
polite way to ask a colleague
to stop bringing her kids to
work? Our offices are next
to each other, and the dividing wall doesnt reach the
ceiling. I have to hear them
yelling at each other (they
are 2 and 4), crying, whining
and their mothers attempts at
discipline, etc. This isnt occasional it happens often.
Should I ask her politely to
stop bringing them to work?
Or should I ask management
to shift my office away from
hers? DISTRACTED IN
DETROIT
DEAR DISTRACTED:
Rather than risk a confrontation with your co-worker, this
is something you should discuss either with your supervisor or your employer. While I
empathize with the womans
difficulty in finding someone
to supervise her youngsters,
if their presence in the workplace is disruptive, your needs
should be accommodated.
** ** **
DEAR ABBY: I have a
family friend whose son has
been engaged twice, to two
different women. The first

Funeral services will be Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015, at 10:30


a.m. at Brickner Funeral Home. Friends may call at the funeral
home from 2 to 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 9, 2015, and from 9:30
a.m. to time of service Tuesday.

Iola Huffine

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7,


2015, in the Woodland Cemetery in Van Wert, Ohio.

Jack Langdon

A memorial service in his honor will be held Feb. 21, 2015,


at 11 a.m., at the Jennings Road Church of Christ, 1124 Jennings Road, in Van Wert.

Rev. Carl Miller

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015,


at Bethlehem Christian Union Church. The family will receive
friends 2-8 p.m. Monday at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home
and Cremation Services, St. Rt. 501, Wapakoneta, and one hour
prior to the service, Tuesday at the church.

Janice Norris

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the


Lighthouse Pentecostal Church of God in Carey.

Daniel Reel

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Feb. 10 at St. Peter


Lutheran Church, 422 Pierce St., Delphos. Visitation will be
from 4-8 p.m. Feb. 9 at Chiles-Laman Funeral and Cremation
Services, Bluffton.

Linus Unterbrink

A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10:30 a.m.


Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015, at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic
Church.

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engagement was broken off
by him, and the second by
his fiancee. Each time, his
family threw him an engagement party (which he wanted)
and I was invited to both.
Each time, as is customary,
I bought a gift for the happy
couple. Neither one was returned after the engagement
was broken.
The first party was a pleasure to attend. The second
one I found slightly awkward,
but I wanted to be supportive
of my friend. I brought a gift
the second time because I
didnt want to be impolite. If
my friends son becomes engaged a third time and has an
engagement party to which I
am invited, am I obligated
to bring a gift? POLITE
PARTY GUEST
DEAR POLITE: No. I
think by now you have given
enough. And considering how
your friends sons luck has
been after these engagement
parties, I cant imagine his
family inviting the same people a third time and expecting
them to give him anything
more than their good wishes.
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COMMUNITY CALENDAR
Community calendar items include the name of the event or
group and date, time and place of the event. Please include a
daytime phone number when submitting calendar items.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 7
9 a.m.-noon Interfaith Thrift Store is open for shopping.
9 a.m. St. Vincent dePaul Society, located at the east edge of
the St. Johns High School parking lot, is open.
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Delphos Postal Museum is open.
12:15 p.m. Testing of warning sirens by Delphos Fire and
Rescue.
1-3 p.m. Delphos Canal Commission Museum, 241 N. Main
St., is open.
1 p.m. Sugar Ridge Rainbow Family will hold a pot luck
luncheon, that is open to the public, at Heistands Woods. All
who attend are asked to please bring a dish.
7 p.m. Bingo at St. Johns Little Theatre.
8 p.m. Van Wert Amateur Radio Club will meet at the
Emergency Management Agency Complex, 1220 E. Lincoln
Highway.
8 p.m. AA open discussion at First Presbyterian Church.
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 8
1-3 p.m. The Delphos Canal Commission Museum, 241 N.
Main St., is open.
1-4 p.m. Putnam County Museum is open, 202 E. Main St.
Kalida.
2 p.m. AA open discussion at 1158 Westwood Dr.
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 9
8 a.m. Aeroquip Mens Retirees will meet.
11:30 a.m. Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301
Suthoff St.
Noon Twig II meets in Van Wert Hospital Conference
Room A.
5 p.m. Weight Watchers will hold its weigh in. Meeting
will follow at 5:30 p.m. Both are held in the Fellowship Hall
on the second floor at Trinity United Methodist Church, South
Walnut St., Van Wert.
5:15 p.m. Habitat for Humanity will meet in its headquarters located at 302 Bonnewitz Ave., Van Wert.
6 p.m. Middle Point Village Council meets
6:30 p.m. Shelter from the Storm support group meets in the
Delphos Public Library basement.
6:30 p.m. American Businesswomens Association meets
at Lock Sixteen.
7 p.m. Haviland Village Council will meet at the
Haviland Village Hall.
7 p.m. Voiture 154 40 ET 8 will have a meeting.
7 p.m. Marion Township trustees at township house.
7 p.m. Middle Point council meets at town hall.
7:30 p.m. Delphos City Schools Board of Education meets at
the administration office.
7:30 p.m. Delphos Knights of Columbus meet at the K of C
hall.
7:30 p.m. Delphos Eagles Aerie 471 meets at the Eagles
Lodge.
7:30 p.m. The Wayne Trace Board of Education will
meet in regular session.
7:30 p.m. Van Wert City Council will meet.
7:30 p.m. Navy Club USA, Ship 726 Auxiliary, will meet
in VFW Hall.
7:30 p.m. Van Wert Chapter 48, Order of the Eastern Star
will meet at Masonic Temple in Van Wert.
8 p.m. AA Big Book meeting at First Presbyterian
Church.

Saturday, February 7 & Sunday, February 8, 2015

United Way of Paulding


County seeking director
DHI MEDIA STAFF REpORT
news@timesbulletin.com
PAULDING The Board of United
Way of Paulding County accepted Sonya
Herbers resignation as director late last
week. During Herbers time at UWPC,
she exceeded the campaign goals in
2012 and 2013. She also partnered with
organizations to bring new programs to
the county that positively impacted health
and financial stability. Those programs
included: tax clinics, getting ahead, blessings in a bag, and coats for kids.
UWPC President George Carter stated On behalf of the Board of Trustees
I want to thank Sonya for her dedication
to United Way over the past three years.

She has greatly improved


Carter. A search committee
the awareness of United
for hiring the next UWPC
Way, not only in Paulding
director has been formed and
County, but throughout
we will be running ads in loour region. She has taken
cal newspapers. The board is
the United Way of Pauldsearching for a person that
ing County to a high levhas a commitment to helpel and she will be greatly
ing others and continuing
missed.
the success UWPC has had
The UWPC Board is
in recent years impacting lonow looking forward to
cal nonprofits. This position
completing its current
is part-time at 24 hours per
campaign which wraps up
week. If you are interested,
at the end of March.
please email: pcedpam@
I would encourage
gmail.com a cover letter
Herber
everyone to consider supand resume. A complete job
porting United Way and
description can be found at
help us reach our goal of $75,000, said www.unitedwayofpauldingcounty.org.

St. Johns seventh-graders hold history fair


INFORMATION
SUBMITTED
DELPHOS Each year,
Ohio students in grades 6-12
have the opportunity to participate in Ohios National
History Day. National History Day in Ohio, which originated in 1974, is a program
that allows and encourages
students to choose a topic to
research that is tied to an annual theme.
This years National History Day theme is Leadership and Legacy in History.
The students could choose
to do a variety of activities
such as: write historical reports, put on dramatic performances, videotape creative
documentaries, build museum-like exhibits, or design
websites. Their projects were
to be based on primary and
secondary source research
and were to reflect their personal analysis and insight of
the historical topic.
In January, seventh-grade
students at St. Johns held
their local history fair.
These students were afforded the opportunity to
choose to do an individual
or group project. One participant worked individually
and composed an historical

Seventh-grade students at St. Johns High School recently held a local history
fair. These students were afforded the opportunity to choose to do an individual
or group project. Above is a group of students who chose to research Harriet
Tubman and the Underground Railroad. (Photo submitted)
paper. All of the remaining
students chose to work in
cooperative groups or as an
individual and focused on
preparing museum-like exhibits.
Through the process, all
students developed a keener insight and appreciation
about the historical significance in the Leadership
and Legacy of their chosen

historical person or persons.


While working on the projects, they also gleaned valuable knowledge about their
topic, in addition to developing time management skills
and the ability to work collaboratively with their fellow
classmates.
Now with the culmination
of the local competition, the
students have the opportu-

nity to participate at the district-level of the Ohio History Day to be held during the
month of March. Top tier
projects will then be afforded the opportunity to participate in the Ohio History Day
state-level contest to be held
in April with hopes of advancing to the National History Day competition to be
held in June.

FCCLA sets
Wish List Drive
INFORMATION
SUBMITTED

Pictured is the staff of Colonial Nursing along with


Marie Miller of the Rockford Chamber and Zach
Collins Colonial administrator. (Photo submitted)

Rockford Chamber names


Business of the Month
INFORMATION
SUBMITTED
ROCKFORD Colonial
Nursing Center was selected as the Rockford Chamber February Business of the
Month.
Zach Collins, administrator, stated, We are honored to be the business of the
Month in Rockford.
Colonial Nursing Center
was built in 2000. Colonial
is one of the smallest nursing home in Ohio, which
makes care more personal.
The nursing home has a 34
skilled beds, and nine assisted living room. The firm offers occupational, physical,
speech as well as respiratory

therapy. They also have audiology, dentistry, optometry,


and podiatry services that
come to the building so that
residents do not have to travel to see doctors. In the past
recent weeks, they have been
holding a community bingo
on Thursdays in the dining
room that is open to the public.
Other activities that Colonial participates in is donating food to the Parkway
Ministerial Food Pantry, and
prepares lunches for kindergartners. Colonial has plenty
of rental space for meetings
or other events. Colonial
Nursing Center is located at
201 Buckeye St., the phone
number is (419) 363-2193.

Landeck picks oratory contest winners


Landeck Elementary School has chosen its God, Flag and Country oratory
contest winners that will represent the school at the contest held at the
Delphos Eagles Lodge Feb. 15. Garret Martin, left, Avery Schulte and Josie
McGue had the winning speeches. (Submitted photo)

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DELPHOS National
FCCLA Week is Feb. 9-13.
To celebrate, Delphos Jefferson FCCLA will hold a Wish
List Drive for Ronald McDonald House.
Iems they are collecting include:
Fruit/Nut Snack Bags
Toothbrushes
Tooth paste
Granola bars/cereal
bars
Microwave popcorn
Paper towels
Coated paper plates/
bowls
Disinfectant wipes
Stamps
Trash bags
Copy paper
Post-it notes
To donate any items, drop
them off at the Middle School
office.
Thanks for supporting
those in need and FCCLA.

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Saturday, February 7 & Sunday, February 8, 2015

LOCAL STATE

Times Bulletin/Delphos Herald

Tree seedling order forms available

PET CORNER
The Allen County Dog Warden has dogs waiting for
adoption. Each has been vaccinated. They are open from
9 a.m. to 5 p.m Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to
noon on Saturday. Call 419-223-8528.
The Humane Society of Allen County has many pets
waiting for adoption. Each comes with a spay or neuter,
first shots and a heartworm test. Call 419-991-1775.

Seedlings available
in packets of 10
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 ten
at a minimal cost. Orders will be accepted until March 13.
The following seedling species are
available: American Arborvitae, Austrian Pine, Colorado Blue Spruce, Eastern Red Cedar, Eastern White Pine,

Norway Spruce, Arrowwood, Black


Chokeberry, Forsythia, Pin Oak, Red
Bud, Sawtooth Oak, Sugar Maple,
Sweet Gum and White Flowering Dogwood.
Special assorted packets that are
available are the homeowner packet
which consists of two of the following:
Norway Spruce, Black Chokeberry, Pin
Oak, Red Bud, Sugar Maple.
Three seed packets are available.
They include: wildflower seed, hummingbird seed, and bird and butterfly
seed. The 1 ounce wildflower seed
contains 10-12 different annual and 1012 different perennial species adapted
for this area and will cover 250 square

feet. The half ounce of hummingbird


seed contains four to six different annual and four to six different perennial
varieties which will cover 150 square
feet. The one ounce bird and butterfly
seed contains seven to nine different
annual and seven to nine different perennial varieties 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 Friday,
March 13. The delivery date is mid
April. Payment (cash/check) is required
when placing the order.

JAMP offers
February events
This young lady is a
Brimley is looking for
Labrador Retriever mix. a bachelor pad to chill in.
Sugar is approximately Hes a real mans cat. He
eight months old.
like to box, eat, sleep, and
lounge about. I live the life
of a bachelor.

INFORMATION
SUBMITTED

The following pets are available for adoption through


The Van Wert Animal Protective League:
Kittens
F, 6 weeks, beige and orange
M, F, 8 weeks, yellow, gray tiger
M, F, 6 months, gray tiger, yellow, gray tiger, black
and gray and tan
M, F, 7 weeks, black
M, F, 6 weeks, black and white, beige and orange
M, F, 8 months, white, black, tiger
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.

YWCA to host third annual


Meals and Heels luncheon
INFORMATION SUBMITTED

VWES Students of the Week


Congratulations to the Van Wert Elementary Students of the Week!
Pictured with Justin Krogman are students chosen for the Word of the
Week, Helpful. Each child received a free Mighty Kids Meal from the local
McDonalds and a certificate from WERT Radio. (Photo submitted)

VAN WERT The YWCA of Van Wert County, in celebration of Womens History Month, has announced its 2015
call for nominations. Know a local woman or girl who has
changed history? Know a local
woman who is making a huge
difference for her family or
community? Nominate her for
an award.
A goal of the YWCA is to
educate the public on womens issues; to advocate on behalf of
womens issues and to celebrate women and their accomplishments. Its mission is to serve as a catalyst in moving all women
forward.
Like to be an artist, writer, civil rights activist, scientist, inventor, labor advocate or something completely different? The
lives of these women demonstrate the power of courage and
vision in creating the kind of work you want to accomplish.
Learning about why and how they succeeded is an inspiration.
Having them as role models reminds us that with encouragement and hard work each of us can achieve our own goals.
Honorees will be publicly recognized at the Meal in Heels
luncheon on March 27, at 12 p.m. held at the YWCA. Register
for the event by March 23, by calling the YWCA.
Nominations are due by Feb. 23. Nominations forms are
available at the YWCA. Submit nominations by email, mail
or fax to: Tammy Branham-Cripps, executive director, YWCA
of Van Wert County, 408 E. Main St. Van Wert, Ohio 45891.
Phone number is (419) 238-6639; fax: (419) 232-6361; email:
vanwertywca@roadrunner.com.
The YWCA is a United Way and Van Wert County Foundation funded agency.

Wine/Craft
Beer Tasting
set in Rockford
INFORMATION
SUBMITTED

Crestview Middle, High School


recognizes Students of the Month
Crestview Middle and High School teachers have nominated one student from
each grade to receive the January Students of the Month designation. These
students have shown a strong work ethic when completing their studies,
and have gone the extra mile in helping others in their classes. January
Students of the Month (pictured) include: seventh grade Michael Joseph,
eighth grade Hannah Bouillon, freshman Amber Lichtenberger, sophomore
Tommi Andersen, junior Noah Daugherty, and senior Lauren Schmid. (Photo
submitted)

If you are looking to


build a house...

Johnny Appleseed Metropolitan Park District has


announced the following programs:
From 1-2:30 p.m. on Feb.
20, the district will offer
Home School Enrichment:
February Exploration at the
McElroy Environmental Education Center.
Home school students in
grades K-6 are invited to join
us each month this year as we
explore the changes in nature
throughout the seasons. The
program will include activities, games and hikes. We
will spend most of the time
outside, so please dress for the
weather.
Registration is required by
calling 419-221-1232 by Feb. 18.
At 7 p.m. on Jan. 21, Family Movie Night will be held
at the at the McElroy Environmental Education Center.
Is cabin fever striking yet?
Do you need an excuse to get
your family out of the house?
Come join us for a family movie night. Popcorn will be provided. An optional night hike
will be offered after the movie.
Please dress for the weather.
Call 419-221-1232 to register by Feb. 19.
The District will offer In
Search of Skunk Cabbage and
Snow Fleas at 1 p.m. Feb. 22
at Kendrick Woods
Are you tired of winter?
Well search the woods for
signs of spring. Dress for the
weather.
Call 419-221-1232 to register by Feb. 19.

1200 - 1800 square feet


Basement or crawl space
Single story, ranch
About a 15 minute drive from Vantage

...Let the VANTAGE


Carpentry class
take care of it!
Stop in at the Vantage District Office
for an application, or go online to

www.vantagecareercenter.com
and click on the Residential Home Building
application link on the home page.

DEADLINE TO RECEIVE APPLICATIONS IS MARCH 16, 2015!


We are able to start construction August 2015!
For questions or information, please contact
Jerry Robinson, Carpentry Instructor, at
419-238-5411 ext. 2157

Visit us online

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Van Wert, Ohio


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ROCKFORD The
fourth annual Wine/Craft
Beer Tasting in Rockford will
take place on March 7 at the
Rockford Community Building from 7 10 p.m. Java
Nation is guest host. Pre-sale
tickets will be $20. Tickets the
day of the event will be $25.
Tickets go on sale beginning
Feb. 13 and will be available
at the Rockford Village Office, Barrys Family Market
and Java Nation.
Six drink tastings, appetizers and live music will be included in ticket pricing. Extra
tasting tickets will be available for purchase.
All proceeds to benefit
Community Days activities
June 19-21.
For more information call
Amy Joseph at (419) 953-7874
or Luke Stephenson at (419)
733-0285
Look for more information
for other upcoming events
Family Fun Bowling Tournament on March 14 and rollerskating on March 15.

Rhodes State
hosts open house
INFORMATION
SUBMITTED
LIMA Rhodes State College will hold its annual and
popular campus-wide open
house from 2:30-6 p.m. Presidents Day, Monday, February
16. This is a great opportunity
for community members and
prospective students to learn
more about Rhodes States 75
programs offered in Allied
Health, Arts and Sciences,
Business, Public Service, Nursing, Information Technology
and Engineering Technology.
For more information or to
register, call (419) 995-8320 or go
to RhodesState.edu/OpenHouse.

Saturday, February 7 & Sunday, February 8, 2015

A DHI Media publication

Fewer drivers
are drinking;
more use drugs
WASHINGTON (AP)
The number of drivers on
the road with alcohol in their
systems has declined by nearly one-third since 2007, but
there has been a large increase
in drivers using marijuana and
other illegal drugs, a government report released Friday
found. The report by the National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration said the share
of drivers who test positive for
alcohol has declined by more
than three-quarters since the
agency first began conducting
roadside surveys in 1973.
But the latest survey, conducted in 2013 and 2014, also
found that 22 percent of drivers tested positive for at least
one drug that could affect
safety. That includes illegal
drugs as well as prescription
and over-the-counter medications.
The anonymous surveys
have been conducted five
times over the last 40 years.
They gather data in dozens
of locations across the country from drivers who agree to
participate.
Mark Rosekind, head of the
safety administration, credited anti-drunk driving efforts
for the decline in drivers who
test positive for alcohol, but
said there is no victory as
long as a single American dies
in an alcohol-related crash.

STORY OF THE DAY

More Americans
seeing pay raises
By JOSH BOAK
AP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) As the U.S. economy has
steadily recovered from the Great Recession, the critical
missing piece has been a painful lack of pay raises for many
Americans.
Their pain may be easing.
Fridays jobs report signaled that raises have finally begun
to flow through an economy in which, once you factor in inflation, most people earn less than when the Great Recession
struck in 2007.
The average hourly wage jumped 0.5 percent between December and January the sharpest monthly gain since 2008
the governments survey of businesses found. The average
has now risen 2.2 percent over the past 12 months to $24.75,
comfortably above inflation.
So if youve gone without a meaningful raise, should you
expect one?
Skeptics still have doubts. But the quickening rate of hiring provides reason to hope.
The governments figures dont pinpoint which occupations have benefited most from rising pay. Wages have risen
at a slightly slower pace for non-managers, indicating that
bosses are pocketing much of the gains. Still, corporate announcements and job postings indicate that wage growth has
been extending to a broad range of industries and professions.
Job listings on Indeed.com, for example, show stronger
demand for truckers, health care professionals and technology workers, all of which points to higher wages, said Tara
Sinclair, chief economist at Indeed.com and a professor at
George Washington University.
America is really getting back to work, and thats the first
step to getting better paychecks, Sinclair said.

$tocks of Regional Interest


Name

Anthem breach:
A gap in health
privacy law?

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Dow Jones Industrial Average


-60.59
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-20.70
NYSE COMPOSITE (DJ)
-48.55
S&P 500
-7.05
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AT&T, Inc.
+0.33
AutoZone, Inc.
-3.54
Bob Evans Farms, Inc.
+1.06
Bunge Limited
-0.80
BP p.l.c.
-0.21
Citigroup Inc.
+0.60
CSX Corp.
+0.24
Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.
+0.21
CenturyLink, Inc.
+0.13
CVS Health Corporation
-0.15
Dominion Resources, Inc.
-2.98
Deere & Company
-0.14
The Walt Disney Company
-0.62
eBay Inc.
+0.21
Eaton Corporation plc
+0.83
Ford Motor Co.
+0.01
First Defiance Financial Corp.
+0.10
Federal-Mogul Holdings Corp.
+0.27
First Financial Bancorp.
+0.19
General Dynamics Corporation +0.60
Goodrich Petroleum Corp.
+0.12
General Electric Company
+0.02
Greif, Inc.
-0.41
General Motors Company
-0.25
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. +0.42
Huntington Bancshares Inc.
+0.10
Health Care REIT, Inc.
-3.56
The Home Depot, Inc.
+0.05
Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
+0.04
International Business Machines -0.09
Johnson & Johnson
-1.36
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
+1.12
The Kroger Co.
+0.16
Kohls Corp.
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Lowes Companies Inc.
+0.43
McDonalds Corp.
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Microsoft Corporation
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Navistar International Corporation +0.50
Nucor Corporation
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Pepsico, Inc.
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Sprint Corporation
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Teleflex Incorporated
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Textron Inc.
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Verizon Communications Inc.
+1.47
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+0.05
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The pace of hiring has accelerated 34 percent since 2013.


That growth has reduced the number of job seekers and made
it harder for employers to find talented employees. The trend,
the theory goes, has finally forced companies to loosen their
grip on pay to attract and keep the best workers.
Employers have added 3.2 million jobs over the 12 months
including 257,000 in January, 329,000 in December and a
In this Dec. 14, 2011, a line worker assembles a
2012 Ford Focus at the Ford Michigan Assembly
plant in Wayne, Mich. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
sizzling 423,000 in November.
Some economists note that pay figures tend to be volatile from month to month and that Januarys blowout average increase might be unsustainable. Still, each additional
job increases the number of paychecks in the United States,
which drives greater consumer spending. And that tends to
fuel further hiring and higher wages.
Ford Motor Co. has announced that up to 500 of its lowest-paid factory workers will receive a 48 percent pay raise
to $28.50 an hour. Only 20 percent of its employees can be
in the lowest tier, so Ford had to raise wages to hire 1,550
workers to make pickup trucks in Missouri and Michigan.
Other major companies, including Aetna and the Gap, have
also announced pay increases.
Some smaller firms are enjoying a level of growth that has
begun to deliver year-end bonuses and raises.
Christopher Falcone is among the beneficiaries. Falcone,
32, has been working as an accountant at a Chicago real estate investment company for the past six months. He said he
just received a 3.5 percent salary increase and a 4 percent
cash bonus enough to plan a visit to Disney World to celebrate with his family.

WASHINGTON (AP)
Insurers arent required to encrypt consumers data under a
1990s federal law that remains
the foundation for health care
privacy in the Internet age
an omission that seems striking in light of the major cyberattack against Anthem.
Encryption uses mathematical formulas to scramble data, converting sensitive
details coveted by intruders
into gibberish. Anthem, the
second-largest U.S. health insurer, has said the data stolen
from a company database that
stored information on 80 million people was not encrypted.
The main federal health
privacy law the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, or HIPAA
encourages encryption, but
doesnt require it.
The lack of a clear encryption standard undermines public confidence, some experts
say, even as the government
plows ahead to spread the use
of computerized medical records and promote electronic
information sharing among
hospitals, doctors and insurers.
We need a whole new
look at HIPAA, said David
Kibbe, CEO of DirectTrust, a
nonprofit working to create a
national framework for secure
electronic exchange of personal health information.

Chicago-area measles cases put spotlight


on day care centers
CHICAGO (AP) Measles infections in five babies at a suburban Chicago day care center reveal a potential
weak link in public-health efforts to contain the disease, officials said Friday, explaining that infants who are too young
to be vaccinated and in close quarters
are among the most vulnerable to the
virus.
Theyre sort of like the canary in the
mine, said Dr. Tina Tan, an infectious
disease specialist at Chicagos Lurie
Childrens Hospital.
State regulations in Illinois and elsewhere generally require vaccinations
for older children in day care centers,
but measles shots are not recommended
for children under age 1. And like most
states, Illinois does not require vaccinations for day care center staffers.
Unfortunately, there is no requirement. But this is on our radar, said Melaney Arnold, spokeswoman for the Illinois Department of Public Health.
The cases are among more than
100 nationwide this year, most of them
linked with a Disneyland outbreak. Ten
other young children at the suburban
center were exposed and are being monitored for symptoms.
This years cases also include an infant at a Santa Monica, California, day

care center that closed temporarily this


week. Fourteen infants from that center
have been quarantined at home for three
weeks.
Dr. Julie Morita, acting commissioner of the Chicago Department of Public
Health, said this years outbreaks highlight the major reasons for immunizations against a rare disease. The shots
are not just for self-protection. They also
provide what experts call herd immunity protection for those too young
or too sick to be vaccinated, including
infants in day care.
We have always felt like this was a
vulnerable population in a potentially
risky setting because there are a lot of
kids who are together, Morita said.
Measles can cause a cough, runny
nose and rash. Infants are vulnerable to
rare but dangerous complications that
include pneumonia, deafness, permanent brain damage and death.
Dr. Saad Omer, an Emory University
vaccine specialist, offers this advice to
parents with children in day care: Unless there is an ongoing outbreak in the
specific day care, I dont see any reason for keeping your child at home. But
make sure when they become eligible for
vaccines, they get the vaccine on time,
on schedule.

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Gregg 419-238-4021 Aaron 419-965-2856

A woman leaves the KinderCare


Learning Center on Thursday,
Feb. 5, 2015, in Palatine, Ill. (AP
Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
Illinois authorities were seeking the
source of the day care outbreak but said
there was no evidence its linked with
the Disneyland cases. Possible sources
include unvaccinated older children or
adults who recently traveled overseas.

Saturday, February 7 & Sunday, February 8, 2015

Times Bulletin/
Delphos Herald

Times Bulletin & Delphos Herald


WEEKEND EDITION

KIRK DOUGAL
Group Publisher
Nancy Spencer
Ed Gebert
Delphos Editor
Van Wert Editor
A Publication serving Van Wert, Delphos & Area Communities

Buffering, Buffering
Posts. Likes. Tweets. Pins. Streaming. Snapchat. Instagram.
Netflix. Hulu.
The list above is a partial accounting for some of the terms,
services, and companies used by tens of millions of U.S. citizens every day through the Internet and broadband services.
Without these, you would not be able to instantly see a photo of
your newborn nephew three states away, listen to your favorite
musicians new song, watch the newest movie in your home, or
discover what the Kardashians had for supper.
Okay, some things we can do without.
However, broadband also fuels the American economy including everything from purchasing goods and services, to
business communications, to e-filing your taxes.
Unless you are living off the grid in some mountain range,
you are affected every day by the access, speed, and reliability
of broadband data transfers.
So you should have been paying attention on Wednesday
when FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler announced he was going to
base Net Neutrality rules under Title II of the Communications
Act, in effect making broadband providers utilities.
Why this is important is because service providers have
been attempting to prioritize data, allowing some people
to pay more money to have their data treated first or faster.
The Times Bulletin has editorialized against this idea multiple
times, the first in May of 2010 and as recently as January of
2014 when the courts decided the FCC had overstepped their
authority and tried to install what they called Open Internet
rules. These regulations would have forced companies to treat
all data customers the same, regardless of company size or
money.
As we said in 2010 and again last year, this is a good thing.
Allowing large, established companies to dominate data transfers would have crushed competition and discouraged - if not
killed - start up businesses. However, we also argued the FCC
did not have the legal authority to just change the rules on their
own because there was established law in the books. By renaming broadband services as a utility, Wheeler is attempting to
sidestep around the law and move the rules into an area where
the FCC does have control.
And that is our dilemma.
We are completely in favor of net neutrality. The U.S. is falling dramatically behind the rest of the world when it comes
to access for high speed data transfers. Even though the Internet was created in America we now rank 16th in the world
for speed and cost, behind such technological juggernauts as
Finland and Portugal.
In 2011, the average cost for broadband access in a British
home cost $56 per month - and that included telephone and
cable television. Compare that to what you were paying in the
U.S. and then realize that the speed of the data transfers were
also faster there than here. Great Britain was able to accomplish this when their government forced the markets open,
encouraging competition which then fostered more innovation
and lower costs.
Sounds a lot like what we used to do in the U.S. a few decades ago.
But now to our problem: even though we are in favor of what
Wheeler wants to accomplish, we still believe he does not have
the authority to do it. The courts have already struck down two
attempts.
The real issue is that we are still using 150 year-old communication laws to regulate an industry that can see massive
changes in technologies measured not in decades but in two or
three years. The laws need to be changed.
And oddly enough, reports are the Republican-led Congress
is preparing its own plan to amend the laws and - shockingly the two plans are very similar. The difference is that if the laws
are changed, succeeding FCC Chairmen will not be in charge
of new regulations, Congress will.
For once, maybe both sides of the aisle can actually work
together to get something done, not because of politics, but because it is right.

Be careful no matter what you heard


Alright, I want to say
something, and I dont want
you to misunderstand. I believe that drivers should
be responsible, especially during winter weather. I
dont think anyone should
tear down the road with no
regard to drifts, black ice, or
emergency vehicles. Im all
for safety. But can I tell you
something? Ive heard a lot of
people during storms asking
about the condition of particular roads. What is U.S.
30 like between here and the
state line? Allow me to answer that question.
There are two road con-

My
Two
CenTs
By
ed Gebert
ditions in the winter. Well,
actually three if you count
totally dry and safe as a
condition that actually exists.
The two conditions are: slick
and hazardous in places or
closed so get off the road.
Thats it. Whats more, if the
condition of a certain road is

closed so get off the road,


you will hear about it without
any investigation. You see if
the road youre worried about
is closed, law enforcement
will let you know about it.
Even in Van Wert County,
where there are no emergency level number conditions, you will have warnings
out from law enforcement if
youre not supposed to be
there. The exception is, of
course, if you are wanting
to drive down a side street
or the snowy equivalent of a
dirt road. In that case, take a
snow shovel with you and be
prepared to clear it yourself.

But seriously, think of this: in


a snowstorm, the conditions
are either completely shut
down or you need to drive
with care.
Admit it: if you arrive
somewhere after driving
through a snowstorm, the
first person you talk to will
ask you how the roads were.
How do you describe them?
One drivers not too bad is
another drivers horrible.
Its subjective. A drive that I
might consider to have been
fairly easy could be what
another driver considered a
nightmare.
CENTS/7

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Smile and pass it on


Im sure youve all heard
that it takes oodles more muscles to frown than it does to
smile.
Now I know that we cant
all be Little Miss Sunshine
and talk to the birds and animals like Snow White and
have mankinds best interests
at heart at all times. But I
think we should all strive to
follow the Golden Rule: treat
each other as you wish to be
treated.
A friend of mine is really
sensitive to others feelings.
When she happens upon a
cranky or rude waiter or other type of service person, she
immediately inquires if they
are having a bad day or says
something to make them
feel better. It is a quality in
her that I truly admire and
embrace because I am not

so gracious, tolerant or accepting. Im not a completely


obnoxious person, but neither
am I as thoughtful of others
as she.
A recent experience left
me with a less than pleasant
taste in my mouth. Through
the whole incident I was
polite and patient. Not my
usual self. It must have been
because I had someone else
with me. I guess I felt I needed to be on my best behavior.
There was a dispute over
pricing and I was right and
they were wrong and isnt the
customer always right regardless? I kept explaining my
side and she hers.
After going around for
about 10 minutes, I was ready
to throw in the towel, cut my
losses and run. Another person stepped into the situation

and straightened it all out and


in the end, I was somewhat
satisfied.
The way I was treated
bothered me more than I let
on. I was raised by parents
who dealt with the public for
a living. If there was a discrepancy, it was dealt with
fairly and amicably and always to the customers advantage because they wanted
them to come back. It was our
living. It put food on our table, clothes on our backs and
a roof over head.
To their way of thinking,
return business was much
more important than being
right. A good lesson to learn.
But I digress. If I had been
my friend, I would have inquired about her day or said
something nice to make it
better. If I had been more like

On the
Other
hand
By Nancy
Spencer

my friend, I would have taken control of the situation and


made it better. Shame on me.
I could have saved her and I a
lot of hard work and we could
have both left the encounter
in a better mood than we arrived.
Sometimes it doesnt really matter who is right and
who is wrong. In 100 years,
no one will care.
The most important thing
is that were here for another day to bring a little smile
to someone else. After all,
smiles are contagious. Spread
one around.

yoUr opiNioNs
Family of Chris Adams
expresses appreciation
To the editor,
On behalf of the family of Chris Adams,
we want to thank you all for the love and support you have extended to us throughout the
recent days. We will always remember the
long hours you endured with us at the hospital
and the countless acts of kindness you have
given us as we close this chapter of life with
Chris.
Thanks to Pastor Matt Braun and Life
House Church for the years of ministry and
worship that Chris loved being a part of.
Thank you for helping remember and giving glory to God for Chriss life. Also, thank
you for all you are doing for us in this time
of sorrow. Thanks to Pastor Steve Savage and
Trinity Friends Church for the hospitality and
kindness you have shown our family.
Above all, we thank God. We know Gods
love is shining through so many of our friends
and neighbors who are praying, donating
food, and who are continuing to be there for
us. We know God gave us Chris. We know
God reached out with love to Chris and his
life grew more beautiful the closer he walked

with Jesus. We know Chris is with his Lord.


Please continue to pray for Mary, Emily, and
Nathan and the families of all those who are
experiencing the sorrow of losing a loved one.
Sincerely,
The family of Chris Adams
Van Wert

4-H Exchange Club


says thank you
To the editor,
The Van Wert 4-H Exchange Club would
like to thank everyone that attended the holiday light show at the Van Wert County Fairgrounds.
We are very thankful for all the businesses
and individuals that helped sponsor the light
show in some way by buying ads for the program, sponsoring the program, advertising
flyers or sponsoring a display. Thank you for
the visits from Santa Claus and the wagon
rides by Towne and Country Carriage.
We have been able to grow each year because of the continued support. Its amazing
what a small 4-H group can do. We have 10
members, with their help and that of their par-

ents, we were able to set up the displays in


the month of November and tear down the day
after Christmas.
We would like to thank Roger Rangers out
of Delphos. They were a very strong group
that helped us a lot. We also appreciate the
youth from Lincolnview, Van Wert and Crestview that helped set up. We appreciate Greif
Brothers for the donation of a van trailer in
which to store our displays and the Van Wert
Agriculture Society for letting us use the fairgrounds for the show and also for the space to
store some of the displays.
If there is anyone interested in participating in the 2015 Light Show please contact Jay
at (419) 203-2234 or Cindy at (419) 203-1413.
The club is in the planning stages of working
with Minnesota for our exchange this summer. Anyone interested in joining our club
should call the numbers listed above.
Thank you again for the continued support
so we can provide a holiday event in Van Wert
County.
Van Wert 4-H Exchange Club

Real threat to civilization


To the editor,
Seriously, with Muslim terrorists sawing

the heads off people, slaughtering children,


and burning alive their prisoners, the worst
thing we have to worry about is measles? Really?
Okay, so lets talk about measles. The CDC
in 2000 said measles was eradicated. So what
happened?
The 500-pound gorilla in the room that no
one wants to touch with a ten-foot pole is the
tens of thousands of kids that Obama let into
our country last year and quickly scattered all
over the country. How many of those do you
think had all their shots?
And what about the shots? Some are now
trying to turn that into a political issue. I
served 20 years in the military, so Ill take
any shot anyone wants to give me anytime,
but if a parent chooses to not have their child
immunized for any reason or no reason, thats
their choice.
Maybe not a good one, but still their
choice. The child belongs to the parent, not
the state, at least so far, and wed better pray it
stays that way.
Now can we talk about the current real
threat to world civilization?
Ken Selking
Decatur, Indiana

OpInIOns

A DHI Media publication

Van Wert goes Amish


Reality television came to Van Wert
in 2014 when a show called Vanilla Ice
Goes Amish featured a project at one of
our countys homes. For those who arent
fans of early 1990s pop music, Vanilla
Ice was a white rapper who made it big
by swiping a bass-line from a Queen
song and creating a hip-hop ode to himself. Unable to find subsequent subject
matter as compelling as himself, he never had a second hit. Turns out, hes more
enjoyable as an Amish sidekick than he
ever was a rap artist. But then, I wasnt
a fan.
You know who never saw an airing
of that show? The Amish. They were
apparently more interested in our real
estate while they were here with Mr. Ice
anyway. In the past few years, despite
record high prices for farmland, Amish
families have purchased three farms in
the southwest part of our county and set
up old-timey shop. For those who live
in the vicinity of Willshire and Wren,
youve likely already swerved once or
twice to miss a surprise buggy heading
down the side of the road in the only part
of the county with the semblance of hills.
More buggies are on the way. According to a 2012 story in the Washington
Times, the Amish population in America is expected to quadruple over the next
40 years from 250,000 to over a million.
The large family concept that built this
country still exists in the Amish communities where families have six or seven
kids on average, one of which is invariably named Zebediah. Ohio is home to
the largest number of Amish 60,000.
Pennsylvania and Indiana are close behind.
Considering the non-Amish rural
population in the Midwest is on the decline and there is a large Amish community right across the Indiana line, apparently quadrupling, we can expect further
Amish immigration in the near future.
Especially as our farm land seems to
be tilting back toward reality. Famous
for keeping to themselves, an influx of
Amish will nevertheless recreate some
old school issues we havent had to deal
with since the rail cars first started rolling through.
The horse and buggies might give
you a warm feeling when you see them,
might make you remember that things
used to be simple. Simple isnt necessarily the highest good, however. There is
probably nothing less complicated than
a pile of crap on asphalt.
Anyone who has been to a parade
knows that horses dont keep a regular
schedule for their leavings. Whenever it
happens, it happens. Thats fine out on
the pasture, but on the roads, the leavings can cause cosmetic harm to cars and
physical harm to motorcyclists. Were
looking at how the nearby counties in
Indiana deal with the issue. There are
some who have proposed diaper laws for
horses. Another option is buggy license
plates, the fees collected to be used to
help maintain clean roadways or create
side paths along the roads. Were not
there yet, but if more Amish arrive, well
have to look at such eventualities.
And I wouldnt say that the Amish are
fans of electricity and indoor plumbing. They are so not enamored with such
luxuries that they tend to rip the wiring
and pipes out of the homes that they buy.

Citizen Wolfrum

This is all
well and
By
good, but
Todd D.
through
Wolfrum
this intentional deva luation
of property, they are then able to apply for lower
property taxes. It is their property, so its
hard to argue that they cant do with it
what they want. And the law is that the
tax value of the home is the actual value
regardless of intentional acts to diminish overall worth you only pay on what
you actually own whether or not you
have taken a ball bat to it.
But there may need to be some verification process for this over time just for
the sake of fairness to property owners
who are forced to put in $15,000 plumbing systems upon purchasing old properties to comply with EPA mandates.
Amish are exempt from this because
they dont use plumbing systems they
use holes in the ground. Amish are just
about the least likely people to suddenly
change course on the issue of plumbing
or anything else, however.
Some misunderstand the Amish aversion to electricity and modern comforts,
thinking that there must be something
in their religion that says electricity is of
the devil. This leads to further pondering - how can Amish can justify riding
in vans to the worksite or borrowing cell
phones to make calls? My understanding of it is that they want to maintain a
certain lifestyle that predates electricity
and that the gadgets of the modern world
lead to envy and dissension in the community.
There is no aversion to electricity,
per se, its an aversion to televisions and
appliances and cars that replace a sense
of community with a sense of pride
and ownership and distances the owner
from the family. Anyone with a teenager equipped with a cell phone will have
trouble countering this argument. Its
about humility, and is there anything
more humbling than having to, every
day, ask somebody for a ride?
But what makes Amish distinctively
Amish is an unwillingness to participate
in the larger world. So dont expect them
to begin joining in the community as
they arrive - they stay to themselves if
possible. They are exempt from paying
Social Security taxes and think insurance is immoral. Their education system
goes to about the eighth grade because
thats the extent of education needed to
live in their community. They do pay income taxes but generally shun subsidies,
and shun each other for acts inconsistent
with Amishism.
At the end of their education, young
Amish are allowed a period of whats
called rumspringa. Thats when you
might see them at Willshire Days or the
Wren Whiffle Ball Tournament, whooping it up. This is a period of sowing oats
in the modern world before a final decision to commit to the Amish world.
There must be something to it after
experiencing what America has to offer
for a year or two, 90 percent of Amish
choose to go back to their communities.
We would certainly take that rate of retention in the county.

cents
(From page 6)
Thats why I enjoy Van Wert Countys
warning system. Instead of Level 1
and Level 2 and Level 3 to communicate the severity of the road conditions,
Van Wert County has either roads which
are closed or be careful out there!
After all, can you tell me the difference
between coming in from a Level 1 Snow
Emergency and a Level 2 Snow Emergency? Of course you cant! Its the same
difference between horrible and not
too bad.
Now, I will concede that this works
only for short trips. It can certainly be
horribly snowy and hazardous at my
house and reasonably safe in Lima or
in Fort Wayne or Fort Lauderdale. So if
you want to check on the roads at your
destination thats at least an hour away,

go right ahead.
So here is the road condition report
for the rest of the winter and the first half
of spring: If the Sheriffs Department
hasnt closed the roads in the county
you desire, the roads are partially snow
and ice-covered and possibly hazardous.
Please use caution when you are driving
and do not drive too fast for conditions.
Ignore this report only when the road
you just drove on for an hour was completely dry. So stop calling friends from
work to get a road report. You dont want
to listen to anyone who tells you to floor
it through two-foot drifts anyway. Just
remember, either the roads are closed or
you need to drive carefully. You dont
have to wait to see if it is a Level 18 or
a Level 19 snow emergency. Its winter.
Be careful.

Thank you
I want to thank a couple people.
My life was a mess for a long
time. It was my fault, but I didnt
see it. I was unhappymiserable,
even. I didnt understand what my
purpose was. I felt lost, trapped
in my own life that I didnt want
to be a part of anymore.
I have friends who have been
there before everything went
down, so I wont thank all of
them in detail here, though I
want them to know how much I
love and appreciate them. Now I
just want to thank some people
who seemed to enter or re-enter
my life at the exact right time.
First, Dr. Mike Wuebker. He
is my counselor. I credit him for
saving my marriage. He was our
counselor before Andy and I got
married, as I wanted to enter
holy matrimony with no unresolved issues, and we had issues.
Dr. Mike is amazing. Theres no
other way to put it. He is real,
down-to-earth; he gets through
to people. He got through to me.
I wasnt completely honest
with him for a while. I wasnt
lying, but I was withholding information. Not even on purpose.
I just couldnt see or face what
some of the real problems were.
Though Andy and I have gone
together to see him many times,
I started going alone for a while,
as the issues seemed to center on
me.
Hes made me understand
what a marriage should be. Ive
owned up to many things, including my drinking. I call him
at times, when things are going
on that couldnt possibly wait until I get in to see him. He talked

A child gives you a flower. A


stranger cleans your windshield.
Someone offers you their place
in line. A little thoughtfulness
can go a long way, and you can
play the role of an angel in someones life just by taking time to
share. Random Acts of Kindness
Week is being celebrated this
coming week, Feb. 9-15. Not to
be forgotten, Feb. 14 is also Valentines Day. This is a great time
to begin cultivating the habit of
kindness in your life.
So then, What did you put
back today? This thought was
presented in a column in the
February 1995 issue of the Eagle
River Area Chamber of Commerce newsletter. I dont have the
author of the message, but heres
the gist. The author said At the
end of the day, someone at the table would ask what did you put
back today? We take up space
in this world, we occupy other
peoples spheres, we use others
ideas and inventions, in other
words, we are takers.
So, what did you do for
someone else? What good did
you do today? Did you volunteer
at a non-profit? At your church or
service club? At the food pantry?
Are you putting back a little of
what you took out?
In our society, I believe it
is an absolute must that we put
something back for what we have
taken out. It does not have to be
something great. It can be as little as holding the door for someone with a package in their arms.
It can be pushing a grocery
cart back to the store for someone. It can be volunteering at
Pond Hockey, or at Klondike Day.
Maybe you can bake a cherry pie
for a friend, make an anonymous
donation for some charitable
cause or give your slightly used
clothes to a homeless shelter.
What we put back is not as
important as the fact we do it.
If we only take and never put in,
eventually there will be an empty

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when I was sure I was dying.
Hes a wonderful counselor,
and I recommend him to everyone. I recommend counseling to
everyoneits changed my life.
Hes changed my life. So thank
you, Dr. Mike.
I also want to thank Dr. Kent
Young. I met him when I started teaching at a college in Ft.
Wayne. Id heard people mention his name but had no idea
who he was until one day when
I was talking to someone in the
cubicles and I saw this man with
a ponytail and some flavored cigars on his desk. So, of course, I
liked him right away.
I started talking to him on
smoke breaks, and those ten-minute increments changed my life.
Maybe it sounds cheesybut
hes like an angel sent to Earth
you cant get to know him and
not be changed for the better. He
has given me so many thoughts
to ponderI also credit him with
salvaging my marriage, as Andy
and I were going through some
rocky times when I taught at that
school.
You see, Kent isnt one of
those people, who when they
ask, How are you? and you
give the obligatory, Fine, in response, they simply accept it and
walk away. Some days when Id
see him and hed ask, How are
you? and I would say, Fine,
hed say, You dont look fine. I
was transparent to him. Hes intuitive, and while hes in general
brilliant, he is also highly emotionally intelligent. He was the
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container. You can not keep taking the candy out of the jar and
never putting any in before the
day arrives when the jar is empty!
An empty candy jar is only a
minor inconvenience, but when
we take out of the graciousness
of the world and never put anything back, the result is entirely
different. It is disaster.
Former colleague Esther
Bielawski, who was news editor
of The Delphos (Ohio) Herald,
once wrote Nothing compares
to the joy of selfless, spontaneous
giving. Random Acts of Kindness Week is the perfect time
to make an intentional effort to
look for creative ways in which
you can share with the people
you love.
You can also do something
nice for people with whom you
have problems relating. One
thoughtful act can break down
barriers of resistance and anger,
reminding the giver and the receiver of the awesome power of
loving kindness.
Kindness is part of our human nature, Bielawski said.
Imagine a world where kindness
is practiced every day of the year.
Consciously looking for opportunities to express kindness and
teaching our children kindness
could change future generations.
Instead of war, we can teach
love. Instead of hate, we can offer
empathy and acceptance. Instead
of jealousy, we can share trust.
And believe that you can make
the difference.
By encouraging people of
all ages and walks of life to join
practicing acts of kindness Feb.
9-15, together we can make the
world a more loving, peaceful
place by becoming living examples of kindness, in action every day of our lives.
Heres several more ideas.
Start by spending quality time
with a senior citizen who would
love your company. Ask your
children to put aside some toys

Just a
thought
By
Sara
Berelsman
of his classes, as when I started teaching at this school I had
a five-hour break, working a
split. Watching him teach is like
watching a magician. A good
magician. Hes not an instructor
who puts students to sleep. He is
highly engaging. I learned a lot.
I got to meet his family, and
while I got an idea of how special they were whenever he
talked about them, I now fully
understand it. His wife is beautiful, as are his children, and his
marriage is one which serves as
the ideal model for all couples.
Sure, theyve had problems like
the rest of us but their philosophies on marriage and their faith
has bonded them in a way not every couple experiences. Kent has
been one of the biggest influences in my entire life. I think everything happens for a reason, and I
think I met him for a reason. Hes
caused me to grow as a person.
And now I feel so blessed to
have met his family. Theyve also
changed me for the better. They
are such special people. Thank
you so much, Kent. And thank
you, Janelle, Sophia and Caleb.
Im just feeling very grateful
today, and I want these two people who have made an impact
and a tremendous difference in
my life to know that.
Thank you, thank you, thank
you.

What did you do for someone today?


What did you put back today?

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President Barack Obama recently proposed a $4 trillion
federal budget for 2016 (beginning October 2015) that targets
$1.5 trillion in tax hikes (over 10
years) for corporations and the
wealthy; tax cuts for the middle
class and spending increases for
rehabbing infrastructure.
Proponents say wealth distribution from the wealthy to
the middle class is needed to
revive the fortunes of the dwindling middle class. Infrastructure spending is needed to create
jobs and to fortify our crumbling
roads and bridges. The budget
theme will be income equality.
Obamas budget also assumes a
shrinking defense budget, and a
smaller U.S. world presence. Defense spending will increase just
$38 billion. This could turn on a
dime if troops are dispatched to
combat terrorist threats.
How much should we be concerned about the problem of soaring costs of entitlements: Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security,
welfare and veterans benefits?
According to the Congressional
Budget Office, entitlements will
cost $2.3 trillion in 2016. Thats
60 percent of all spending. In just
10 years that figure is predicted
to hit $3.6 trillionas the effects
of 10,000 Baby Boomers turning
65 each day becomes reality. No
politician wants to touch entitlement spending. In fact, some say
senior poverty is a growing problem and they contend spending
needs to increase.

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Saturday, February 7 & Sunday, February 8, 2015

Beatles go from obscurity in Hamburg to fainting fans in New York


BY KIRK DOUGAL
DHI Media Group Publisher
kdougal@timesbulletin.com
Girls screaming and crying from
excitement until they passed out.
The crowds surging forward until
the police barricades could barely
contain them. A hotel nearly overrun by ecstatic fans.
No one could have seen this kind
of reception for The Beatles only a
couple of years earlier.
In 1957, several years before
the super group landed in New
York and the American teen public lost their minds, a 16-year-old
John Lennon started a band called
the Quarrymen, consisting mainly of other members of the Quarry
Bank school. A few months later, a
15-year-old Paul McCartney joined
the group as a rhythm guitarist
and he dragged along a 14-year-old
George Harrison. Lennon thought
Harrison was too young to be in
the band but the boy kept hanging
around the group and outplaying
everyone they auditioned until Lennon finally relented.
By now they were rolling through
band names as they tried to find
their niche, performing as Johnny
and the Moondogs, the Beatals, the
Silver Beetles, and finally settling
on Beatles. Stuart Sutcliffe had
joined the group on guitar, as well,
but they still needed a drummer to
take advantage of a series of gigs in
Hamburg, Germany. Pete Best auditioned for the role and was hired just
four days before they left in September of 1960.

From the
Archives
By
Kirk Dougal

For the young group, Hamburg


was both brutal and a tremendous
boon to their careers. The first
time away from home for some including Harrison who lied about
his age to play in the country they performed in a converted
strip club in the heart of the red
light district. Performances often
lasted most of the night for small
pay and the crowds were rude and
rough.
However, the schedule forced the
group to play for hours upon hours,
learning their craft and growing as
musicians and performers. McCartney later referred to Hamburg as
a training ground which they had
to experience and survive in order
to become musicians. It was during
this time that Sutcliffes girlfriend
gave him a haircut she called an
exi, short for existential. The
mop-laden, bowl-cut style was soon
adopted by the other members.
Over the next two years the Beatles played in Germany and London
until they were noticed by Brian
Epstein, a local music store owner

Ya-Ya-Ya-Ya! Theyre Here


NEW YORK (AP) - The Beatles, Britains rock n
rollers with the haystack hairdos, blew up a teen-age
storm by arriving here.
At Kennedy Airport Friday, about 3,000 delirious, shrieking, hooky-playing youngsters, many of
them carrying Beatle banners, strained against police
barricades to welcome the singing, guitar-strumming
quartet.
It was mostly girls, girls, girls.
I love them, I love them! cried one.
Theyre so cute! said another.
Their singing tears me apart and lets out all frustrations, sighed a Brooklyn girl.
Pelted by jelly beans and candy kisses, all loving every bit of it, were Beatles Paul McCartney, 21;
George Harrison 21; Ringo Starr, 23; and John Lennon, 23. Lennons pretty blonde wife, Cynthia, accompanied the group but stayed well in the background.
The Beatles, their records best sellers for months,
were almost an American institution before they got
here. Already on sale are Beatle wigs, boots, T-shirts,
sweatshirts, toss pillows and scarves. In Britain,
and music columnist. Recognizing
what he called presence, Epstein
courted the group even though they
were still under contract with another agent. He finally negotiated
an early out from their contract and
he became their manager in January
of 1962.
The ride was about to take off.
Sutcliffe had dropped out of the
group by then and the now fourman band signed with EMIs Parlophone label only three months lat-

20,000 rag-mop wigs have been sold.


The adulation of the Beatles is reminiscent of the
grip Frank Sinatra had on teen-agers some years ago
and, more recently, of Elvis Presley.
But when a newsman described them as four Elvis
Presleys the foursome shouted in unison: No, no,
no!
The Beatles began their debut in a Liverpool jazz
cellar 15 months ago for about $20 a week. They now
command $10,000 a performance and are reputed to
have earned $17 million.
Zooming into Manhattan, each in his own limousine, the Beatles created consternation at the staid
old Plaza Hotel where theyre staying. There was a
screaming crowd waiting there, and foot patrolmen
and mounted troops had to take over.
The Beatles appear Sunday night on television.
On Tuesday they go to Washington for a concert. On
Wednesday they will give two shows at New Yorks
Carnegie Hall - already sellouts. Another stop during
their tour, which ends Feb. 17, is Miami Beach.

er. But they still had one last hurdle


to clear. Parlophone officials complained about Bests drumming
so he was let go and replaced by
a more experienced Ringo Starr
in mid-August. By September
4, they had laid down their first
track, Love Me Do. By October
their television debut took place
on People and Places, a regional
news show, and they gained even
more momentum. The Beatles immediately went back into the studio

Do you remember when?

and at the urging of the producers,


re-cut Please Please Me at a faster tempo. When they were done,
George Martin leaned forward
and spoke into the microphone,
Youve just made your first No. 1.
The song reached the top of the
charts in January of 1963.
Here now is a reprint of the February 8, 1964, Van Wert Times-Bulletin article detailing the arrival of
The Beatles in New York for their
first concert tour.

THOSE WERE THE DAYS

35, 50, and 75 Years Ago


BY DHI MEDIA STAFF
info@timesbulletin.com

Two men show off their period dress during the Van Wert County
sesquicentennial celebration in 1971. (DHI Media File Photo)

The New Era


Over the last two years, the U.S.
Postal Service has been implementing
numerous changes in order to reduce
costs. What you will read from this
point on are statements that have been
made concerning that process. It needs
to be understood that I am not expressing any of my personal opinions, nor am
I sitting in judgment of management,
management or employee associations,
or employee unions. It is a fact that the
Postal Service has lost avenues of revenue, has seen increased costs, and has
defaulted on the payments required by
the Office of Personnel Management in
the prepayment of health plan benefits
for future retirees.
When I became a member of the
USPS, there were approximately
800,000 employees. Career postal employees performed all administrative
functions, and private companies that
were in contract with the USPS performed much of the transportation of
mail between post offices. That was a
very long time ago. It was a time before
automation, before the widespread use
of barcodes, ZIP+4, and before the existence of Shared Services. Basically, over the last couple of decades, the
human resource and financial functions
have been moved from career postal
employees to the implementation of
contracted services (Shared Services).
Many businesses have made similar
changes to the operating model in order
to cut costs. I am not in a position to
evaluate the effectiveness of this move,
but I am sure you realize that this is a
very polarized topic of discussion.
In the last year, it was estimated
that there were 475,000 employees on
the rolls. Most of the reduction was

achieved by instituting hiring freezes,


early retirement options, consolidation
of mail processing facilities, reductions in the numbers of post offices,
natural attrition, and reduction in the
number of hours of operation of post
offices resulting in elimination of
postmaster positions. In a recent Federal Times article, it was mentioned
that the U.S. Postal Service could effectively operate if the workforce was
further reduced to 400,000. There
have been other factors that have influenced the makeup of the workforce.
The advances in automation have
drastically reduced the need for manual or mechanized mail processing operations. Similar advances have also
reduced the numbers of hours spent by
delivery personnel in sorting the mail
into delivery sequence. Those of you
who have followed my articles over the
years are acutely aware of that impact.
The average mail-processing clerk
could process approximately 1,000
pieces of mail per hour in a manual letter mail operation. The optical character readers (OCRS) sorted 36,000 pieces per hour with only two employees
operating this machine. Machines do
not take vacation or sick days; they require no benefit package or retirement.
Why is today significant in the history of the US Postal Service? Today,
Saturday, February 7, 2015, is the first
day after the implementation of a Reduction in Force (RIF) of postmasters
across the country. Those who were
unable to find positions as clerks, carriers, or other management positions
or who were unwilling to accept retirement or part time positions in the
service are now the casualties of the

CURATORS
CORNER
By
Gary Levitt

RIF. It is also the implementation date


for final state of operating hour reductions of post offices. These offices have
been reduced to two, four, or six hours
of operation.
One very interesting action taking
place is that many underutilized, historic post office buildings are being
prepared for sale to private entities.
Some of these buildings are on the rolls
of historic preservation offices. You
might be surprised to learn just how
many post office buildings fall into that
category. If our beautiful Delphos Post
Office ever became available for purchase, I know one person who would
be standing in line with his checkbook.
If you have just realized that tomorrow is the 4th Annual Gala Dinner/
Dance and you did not turn in a reservation, pick up the phone and call me
right now. Why is this so important?
Besides getting the opportunity for a
fun-filled evening of great food and
music, your admission includes one
year of free membership to Friends of
the Postal Museum and a chance at
winning a weeks use of a fully stocked
condominium in one of hundreds of
resort areas around the country. You
choose from the list and you have all
year to take advantage of it. So pick
up the phone and call me at (419) 3035482. We are open today from 10 a.m.
until 2 p.m. and you can drop off a
check for just $25 per person.

35 Years Ago
This week in 1980, one of eight members of Congress
named in a FBI bribery case admitted to accepting $25,000
but claimed the action was part of a personal investigation.
Rep. Richard Kelly (R-FL), the only Republican named in
the sting operation, said in a television interview he took the
money so he could look into what he referred to as shady
characters, who proved to be FBI agents. Justice Department officials indicated indictments would be issued within
90 days.
Mort Lubitch, owner of Eric Shoes, was elected retail
chairman by Delphos Chamber of Commerce at its regular
meeting. Lubitch appointed a promotions committee consisting of Dave Roach, Mel Westrich, Kaye Wannemacher,
Bob Gillespie and Mort Lubitch. Attending the meeting
were Westrich, Roach, Joe Martz, George Odenweller, Bill
Covington, Jerry Picker, Mike Lehmann, Lubitch and Rosemary Wolery.
Vantage Superintendent Robert Brandt reported the school
was exploring options to meet a new state requirement to have
school accounting on a computer network. Brandt was not yet
sure how that would be accomplished but they were looking
into working through Allen County schools. He also said the
mandate would require the school leasing or purchasing their
first computer terminal.
50 Years Ago
This week in 1965, the Director of Ohio Highways filed
actions in Van Wert County Common Pleas Court in an attempt to appropriate three additional pieces of land as part
of the proposed U.S. 30 bypass project. A total of $104,565
had been deposited with the court to purchase the combined
61 acres and the current buildings which would be destroyed.
The suit said the state was unable to acquire the property
through private negotiations which brought the need for the
court action.
Coach Bob Arnzens Blue Jays were really on their toes
as they battled Coach Lee Himmegers Ayersville Pilots to a
55-54 victory. Chuck Ostings lay-up in the last 14 seconds of
the game clinched the game for the Jays as Ayersville netted
two lay-ups in succession but were unable to capture the win.
The Van Wert City Council chambers were packed as
zoning petitioners crowded in to hear if a property on N.
Jefferson Street would be rezoned from R-2 to R-1. The residents had requested the change in order to block the plans to
construct a 23-unit apartment building. This was the second
time in less than a year that council had been faced with city
residents attempting to block the construction of apartments
in Van Wert.
75 Years Ago
This week in 1940, South Bend, Indiana, police said they
had received confessions from two Michigan men involving a
series of sabotage incidents. Nine Michigan and Indiana electric power line towers had been damaged by bombs by the men
and they also admitted to proposing and planning the destruction of the twin branch dam at Mishawaka, Indiana. Both men
were members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical
Workers, an affiliate of the American Federation of Labor.
Though neither man would say why they had caused the damage, the sabotage had crippled electricity delivery at several
times during the previous year.
A group of sportsmen met at the home of Leo Hotz, east
of Delphos and organized a new club. The organization was
known as the Riverside Fish and Game Association. Officers
elected for the year were: Leo Hotz, president; Ralph Shumaker, vice president; F. P. Linder, secretary; Pete Heidenescher,
treasurer; William Briggs, Albert Osting, Richard Wreede,
Ben Osting and Vincent Bockey, trustees.
A meeting of sportsmen and farmers in Van Wert County was held in order to set up a local conservation group
to help voice their concerns. The group would choose two
representatives to be on the district conservation committeee.

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Saturday, February 7 & Sunday, February 8, 2015

Times Bulletin/delphos Herald


To place an ad:

Delphos Herald 419.695.0015 x122


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DEADLINES/CORRECTIONS:
Display Ads: All Copy Due Prior to Thursday 3pm
Liner copy and correction deadlines due by Friday noon

100 ANNOUNCEMENTS
105 Announcements
110 Card Of Thanks
115 Entertainment
120 In Memoriam
125 Lost And Found
130 Prayers
135 School/Instructions
140 Happy Ads
145 Ride Share

200 EMPLOYMENT

205 Business Opportunities


210 Childcare
215 Domestic
220 Elderly Home Care
225 Employment Services
230 Farm And Agriculture
235 General

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our happy home. Loving
married couple hopes to
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Mike, 1-888-247-5775.
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Find it

300 REAL ESTATE/RENTAL


305 Apartment
310 Commercial/Industrial
315 Condos
320 House
325 Mobile Homes
330 Office Space
335 Room
340 Warehouse/Storage
345 Vacations

Help Wanted

WINDOW CREATIONS
LLC
Looking for full-time and
seasonal workers for
construction-type work.
Overtime is available to
qualified hard-working
individuals. We also offer
health and life insurance.
You can apply
in person.
We are located 3 1/2
miles west of Ottoville on
224.

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Announcements

Due to the unexpected death of


Dale Foltz, the owner of Foltzs
sanDblasting anD Painting,
customers and friends are asked to
contact (419-238-9798) or come to
the business to claim any finished
or unfinished items in the shop by
February 17, 2015. after that date, all
remaining items will be assumed to
be abandoned and disposed of.

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Help Wanted

DRIVERS: CDL-A Solos, CO & O/Op's:


New Openings! Roundtrip. Dedicated Lane
from Ottoville, OH to
Chicago, IL. Home
Nightly! Great Bonus
Programs! 855-200-3671
DRIVERS: NEW Equipment just arrived. New
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Better Home-time? &
Compensation?????
CDL-A 1yr. exp. 877704-3773
FALL IN love with your
new job this February at
R&R Employment
Job Fair Feb. 12
1pm-3pm
Van Wert Branch
Production, Sanitation,
Line Operators
419-232-2008
www.rremployment.com

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FALL IN love with your


new job this February at
R&R Employment
Job Fair Feb.
12 from 1pm-3pm
Van Wert Branch
Production, Sanitation,
Line Operators
419-232-2008
www.rremployment.com

NATIONAL DOOR and


TRIM
Looking to hire full time
first shift production.
Precision machining and
or construction/power
tool experience required.
Competitive pay, 401K.
dental, life insurance &
P.T.O. Apply in person
or send resumes to
1189 Grill Road
Van Wert, OH

EXTRA! EXTRA!

LOOKING FOR
Managing Stylists for
booth rent only.
Chic' Innovations Hair
Salon. 419-238-0003,
ask for Julie

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592 Wanted To Buy


593 Good Things To Eat
595 Hay
597 Storage Buildings

600 SERVICES

605 Auction
610 Automotive
615 Business Services
620 Childcare
625 Construction
630 Entertainment
635 Farm Services
640 Financial
645 Hauling
650 Health/Beauty
655 Home Repair/ Remodeling
660 Home Services
665 Lawn, Garden, Landscaping
670 Miscellaneous

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Help Wanted

THE LIMA Center for


Autism & Dyslexia is
seeking:
Special Needs Teacher
Charter School
Elementary Special
Needs Teacher with
Ohio Licensure sought
for Lima Charter School.
Experience desired.
Please submit resume,
cover letter and 3 references to limacenterforautism@yahoo.com
ABA Tutors
Charter School seeking
candidates with 4 year
degrees in Education,
Psychology or related
degrees to work with
children with autism in
1:1 setting. Please submit resume, cover letter
and 3 references to
limacenterforautism@
yahoo.com

Help Wanted

Entry Level Apprentice Lineman

or 419.695.0015

Help Wanted

NWEC
Attn: HR PPEC Lineman
04125 State Route 576
Bryan, OH 43506

Equal Opportunity Employer, Minorities/Females/Disabilities/Veterans

Help Wanted

Engineering Technician

Paulding Putnam Electric Cooperative in


Paulding, Ohio, is seeking a highly motivated individual for the position of Engineering
Technician. This position is responsible for
the electric system integrity and reliability by
monitoring and maintaining system status.
The job duties include engineering work
pertaining to system protection and electric line construction. General knowledge
of electric utility engineering practices
(RUS utility specifications and the National
Electric Safety Code), operations and construction preferred. Configures, maintains
and installs equipment associated with the
SCADA system, remote terminal units (RTU)
and the wide area network (WAN). Must be
proficient in Microsoft Office, GIS and CAD.
Field work will be required in conjunction
with normal office duties. An Associates degree is preferred with mechanical, electrical
and design background.
We offer a comprehensive benefit package.
Please send a cover letter, resume and three
references postmarked by February 20,
2015 to:

NWEC
Attn: HR PPEC Engineering Tech
04125 State Route 576
Bryan, OH 43506

Equal Opportunity Employer, Minorities/Females/Disabilities/Veterans

MATERIAL SERVICES

FCC (Adams) has immediate


openings to fill in
MATERIAL SERVICES.
We offer a challenging and
stable career, 2 years to top
pay, competitive benefits
and the opportunity for
advancement.

Submit cover letter describing your interest in the position,


a detailed resume, and a list of 3 professional references
to: ristke@oplin.org
mail to:
Delphos Public Library
Attention: Kelly Rist
309 W. Second, Delphos, OH 45833
EOE

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Help Wanted

The Joint Apprenticeship Training committee


of the United Association, Local Union #776,
Plumbers and Pipefitters, in keeping with
Apprenticeship Standards, wishes to advise you
that applications will be accepted (both male
and female) at 1300 Bowman Rd. Lima, Oh;
Monday thru Friday from 8 am till 4:30 pm.
The last day to submit a completed application
with all paperwork and fees is
Friday, Feb. 20,2015
Qualifications necessary for an applicant to
be considered for probationary Pipe Trades
Apprentice are as follows:
1. Must be at least 18 years of age.
2. Copy of Birth Certificate or some other
documents for proof of age.
3. Copy of High School Diploma or High
School Equivalence (GED). Must graduate
by the end of June 2015.
4. Copy of High School Transcripts.
5. Copy of Military Transfer or Discharge form
DD-214, if applicable.
6. One time $30.00 non-refundable
Administrative Fee, Payable to: Plumbers
and Pipefitters JATC.
7.
Take a Mechanical Aptitude and Eye/Hand
Coordination Test.
8. You will be notified of the Aptitude test
date.
Note: Applicants will not be processed for
testing without all copies of the documents
required and the Administrative Fee is paid.

Help Wanted

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950 SEASONAL
953 FREE & LOw PRICED

Apartment/Duplex
For Rent

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231 N Burt st, Van Wert


Updated 3 bedroom, 1
car garage, newer roof,
bath and kitchen
remodel, wood floors.
Owner financing,
seeking lease option and
rent to own candidates.
$575
per
mo.
chbsinc.com for pics,
video tour and details or
419-586-8220.
3 BEDROOM, 1 bath, 1
car garage,very decent
419-438-7004

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Houses For Sale

508 S. Shannon St.,


Van Wert: Furnished 3
bedroom home with
basement & garage.
No Smoking & No Pets,
$700/mo.
Call Bob Gamble
419-605-8300.

315 W 8th St Make offer!!


Fenced in back yard, all appliances, large deck, large
family room add-on rear of
home, Bill Bible 419-2345851.
704 Canal St 2 bedrooms,
priced at $72,000, call Judy
Dickman 419-234-5961.
Open House: 1:00 to 2:30
USE YOUR
TAX RETURNS
as a down payment
towards your new home
here. Rent-to-Own, Land
Contract and more
owner financing options
available. Many
remodeled homes
available in Mercer,
Auglaize, Van Wert and
Allen counties.
chbsinc.com for pics,
video tours and details
or 419-586-8220

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Garage Sales/Yard
Sales

VAN WERT
714 S. Race St.
Thursday-Saturday
Feb. 5,6 & 7
8:00am-6:00pm
Everything goes
including the HOUSE!
Mens/womens
clothing/jewelry,
bedding, end tables,
lamps, decorative items,
P. Buckley Moss art
collection, TV stand,
healthcare items, tools,
mower, and MUCH
MORE!
DO NOT MISS THIS
SALE!

AMISH COUNTRY
Roofing specializing in
575 For Sale
metal and shingle roof- SEVERAL MOBILE
ing. Call Henry or Duane Homes/House for rent. LADIES ITASCA snow
View homes online at boots, $15. Ladies dress
at 330-473-8989.
www.ulmshomes.com or jeans, size 18, $10 ea,
inquire at 419-692-3951
like new. Call 419-8630073.

Attn: Human Resources


936 East Parr Road
Berne, IN 46711

Youth Services

805 Auto
810 Auto Parts And Accessories
815 Automobile Loans
820 Automobile Shows/Events
825 Aviations
830 Boats/Motors/Equipment
835 Campers/Motor Homes

840 Classic Cars


845 Commercial
850 Motorcycles/Mopeds
855 Off-Road Vehicles
860 Recreational Vehicles
865 Rental And Leasing
870 Snowmobiles
875 Storage
880 SUVs
885 Trailers
890 Trucks
895 Vans/Minivans
899 Want To Buy

THE CITY of Delphos, 1 BEDROOM & Studios


Ohio is accepting re- $300 deposit water and
trash paid
sumes for the position of
NO PETS
Assistant Superintendent of the Water Depart- Thistlewood/Ivy Court
Apartments
ment. The Assistant Su419-238-4454
perintendent shall be appointed by the Board of
1 BEDROOM upstairs
Control. Candidates
apartment, heat and
must live in Allen, Van water included, NO pets,
Wert County or a county
$350.00 plus
contiguous to Allen or deposit, 419-238-4200.
Van Wert County.
1 BEDROOM,
appliances
This is an administrative
furnished, NO dogs,
positiion responsible for
W. Main St.
assisting the Water Su419-238-9508.
perintendent with the op2&3 bedroom
eration and maintenapartments, water and
ance of the Water Treattrash paid, appliances
ment Plant. The Assistincluded,
ant Superintendent will
APPLE GLEN
be required to represent
APARTMENTS
the City and be respons1116 Kear Road
ible for all water opera419-238-2260
tions in the absence of
"This Institution Is An
the Superintendent.
Equal Opportunity
Employer"
Must have a valid Class
III Ohio Water Operat- OHIO CITY, 2 bedroom,
ors license or an equivalNO pets, $350.00
ent license from another monthly, 419-953-7987.
State transferable to the
State of Ohio. The As320 House For Rent
sistant Superintendent
18907 BEBB St,
will be the Operator of
Venedocia
Record with the Ohio
Affordable, updated 2
Environmental Protection Agency for the Wa- bedroom, 1 car garage,
bath and kitchen
ter Treatment Plant.
updates, new flooring
and paint. Owner
Salary is set by City
financing, seeking lease
Council.
option and rent to own
candidates. $475 per
A full copy of the job demo. chbsinc.com for
scription is available on
pics, video tour and
line at www.cityofdetails or 419-586-8220.
delphos.com.

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FCC (Adams), LLC

The Delphos Public Library seeks an energetic and


creative professional to join our team in the Childrens
Department. This is an exciting opportunity to help create
a community center for early childhood information, parent
education, socialization, emergent literacy, and family support, making the library a destination for families in our
community. This position uses comprehensive knowledge
of library science, the childrens collection, electronic databases, current and emerging technologies, and community
resources.
Qualified candidates must possess a demonstrated
passion for public library service; excellent communication, planning and organizational skills; and a strong background and understanding of current and emerging library
technology and trends. A Master of Library Science degree from an ALA accredited school is preferred.
Salary consideration is dependent on education and
experience. Library offers a competitive benefits package.

800 TRANSPORTATION

City of Delphos
Attn: Mayor
608 N. Canal St.
Delphos, OH 45833
Or by email:
mgallmeier@cityof
delphos.com

Apply in person or send resume to:

Help Wanted

675 Pet Care


680 Snow Removal
685 Travel
690 Computer/Electric/Office
695 Electrical
700 Painting
705 Plumbing
710 Roofing/Gutters/Siding
715 Blacktop/Cement
720 Handyman
725 Elder care

Resumes must be received no later than


noon February 17, 2015
and be addressed to:

Responsibilities include:
Safely operating forklift to load/unload trailers
in fast paced environment
Moving product between departments
Organizing/securing stored materials
Previous warehouse/forklift experience is preferred
but not required.

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Fax: 419.692.7116
405 N. Main St., Delphos, OH 45833 | www.delphosherald.com

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IMMEDIATE OPENINGS

Paulding Putnam Electric Cooperative in


Paulding, Ohio, is looking for an Entry level
Apprentice Lineman. This position will serve
as a groundman/apprentice to a lineman by
constructing, replacing and maintaining electric distribution lines, substations, structures
and equipment.
A high school diploma and ability to acquire
a Class A CDL Drivers License and pre-employment aptitude proficiency testing is required.
Successful candidate will be required to enroll
in a 4 year Apprentice Lineman Training Program. This position requires outside work and
physical exertion with safety as a priority.
We offer a comprehensive benefit package.
Please send a cover letter, resume and three
references postmarked by February 20, 2015
to:

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525 Computer/Electric/Office
530 Events
535 Farm Supplies And Equipment
Feed/Grain
400 REAL ESTATE/ FOR SALE 540
545 Firewood/Fuel
405 Acreage And Lots
550 Flea Markets/Bazaars
410 Commercial
555 Garage Sales/Yard Sales
415 Condos
560 Home Furnishings
420 Farms
565 Horses, Tack And Equipment
425 Houses
570 Lawn And Garden
430 Mobile Homes/
575 Livestock
Manufactured Homes
577 Miscellaneous
435 Vacation Property
580 Musical Instruments
440 Want To Buy
582 Pet In Memoriam
583 Pets And Supplies
500 MERCHANDISE
585 Produce
505 Antiques And Collectibles
586 Sports And Recreation
510 Appliance
588 Tickets
515 Auctions
590 Tool And Machinery
520 Building Materials

350 Wanted To Rent


355 Farmhouses For Rent
360 Roommates Wanted

240 Healthcare
245 Manufacturing/Trade
250 Office/Clerical
255 Professional
260 Restaurant
265 Retail
270 Sales And Marketing
275 Situation Wanted
280 Transportation

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Fax: 419.238.0447
700 Fox Rd., Van Wert, OH 45891 | www.timesbulletin.com

We accept

Help Wanted

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Fort Wayne, Indiana

PRODUCTION OPERATORS

We are currently recruiting applicants interested in a career with the Worlds


Leading Tire Manufacturer.
CANDIDATES MUST:
Be legally authorized to work in the United States.
Be at least 18 years of age.
Be willing to work full-time on a 12-hour rotating shift schedule.
Be able to operate semi-skilled machinery.
Be able to perform frequent lifting, bending and standing for extended
periods.
Must successfully complete a medical examination, drug screen and
background check prior to beginning work.
Must be WorkKeys certified to the required job levels specified by
BFGoodrich certifications.
PAY:
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Additional pay includes shift premiums plus incentive pay for good
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Opportunities to progress to higher paying position after six months.
ALL EMPLOYEES ON OUR TEAM:
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after 30 days.
Earn while learning new skills and knowledge.
Are considered for advancement and leadership.
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Work in a friendly and professional environment.
Can participate in our Tire Rebate Program.
Are eligible for holiday pay.
Can participate in our healthy living program.

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SaturDay, February 7 & SunDay, February 8, 2015

Smith reaches milestone, Jeffcats outpace Panthers


By Liz Winhover
DHI Media Correspondent
news@delphosherald.com
DELPHOS Jefferson had
more to celebrate than just their
64-54 Northwest Conference boys
basketball win over Paulding Friday
night on The Stage of Jefferson
Middle School.
Junior Trey Smith surpassed
1,300 career points and 400 career
rebounds and led the game with 40
points. Sophomore Jace Stockwell
also achieved a milestone by exceeding 200 career assists.
The Panthers (9-8), who boasted
height, but little experience, saw a
turbulent first half. They struggled
to get into defense, letting the Jefferson offense dominate the ball on
its end of the court.
Paulding also struggled under
the basket, allowing Jefferson to
take rebounds for putbacks. They
failed to contain Smith under the

basket, who had 18 points in the


first half. Jefferson forced Paulding
to turn the ball over 11 times in the
same time frame. At the end of the
first half, Paulding trailed 30-22.
The third quarter belonged to
Paulding, who made a stirring
comeback. Jarret Sitton (63) and
Alex Arellano (65) dominated the paint on defense, harassing
any ball-handler who neared the
hoop. With 3:25 showing on the
third-quarter clock, Paulding took
a 39-38 lead when Arellano sunk a
3-pointer. The Panthers ended the
quarter ahead 42-40.
I thought we played one good
quarter, said Paulding head coach
Shawn Brewer. We came out and
caused some turnovers. Offensively, we were attacking the basket,
making good passes, making shots,
and then all of a sudden we let that
down.
Pauldings game slipped in the
fourth period as Jefferson (10-7, 3-3

We had a good run there in the


first half. Theyre a good team, they
made a run there in the second half,
but we answered right back, noted
Jefferson coach Marc Smith.
Jefferson was 89 percent from
the free-throw line, with Trey Smith
a perfect 14 out of 14 on his attempts.
Corbin Edwards had 24 points
for Paulding.
Jefferson visits Spencerville in
another NWC showdown Friday.

Jefferson junior Trey Smith leans in for a basket over a Paulding


defender Friday night during a game where he went over
1,300 points and 400 rebounds for his Wildcat varsity career.
Jefferson won the game, 64-54. (DHI Media/Kenny Poling)
NWC) regained the lead. The Wild- throws down the stretch, propelling
cats made seven of their eight free them to that 10-point win.

Paulding (54)
Corbin Edwards 11-1-24, Brad Crawford 1-2-5,
Nathan Gee 0-0-0, Ben Heilshorn 2-0-6, Treston
Gonzales 1-0-2, Preston Ingol 0-0-0, Alex
Arellano 3-0-8, Christian Burtch 0-0-0, Jarrett
Sitton 2-1-5, Preston Johanns 0-0-0. Totals 17-55-54.
Jefferson (64)
Jace Stockwell 4-0-11, Drew Reiss 0-1-1, Josh
Teman 2-0-4, Brenen Auer 0-0-0, Trey Smith
13-14-40, Ryan Goergens 0-0-0, Alex Rode 0-00, Dalton Hicks 3-2-8, Grant Wallace 0-0-0, Kurt
Wollenhaupt 0-0-0, Drake Schmitt 0-0-0. Totals
19-3-17-64
Score by Quarters
Paulding 7 15 20 12 - 54
Jefferson 17 13 10 24 - 64
Three-point goals: Paulding, Heilshorn 2,
Arellano 2, Edward; Jefferson, Stockwell 3.
JV score: Jefferson, 50-47

Raiders take
Nourse, Bearcats run over Crestview control of GMC
By Kevin
WAnneMACher
DHI Media Business Mgr
kwannemacher@
timesbulletin.com

By John PArenT
DHI Media Sports Editor
sports@timesbulletin.com
CONVOY It took a few minutes
for Spencerville to get its offense going
at Crestviews Ray Etzler Gymnasium
on Friday night. Just about the time that
junior guard Mason Nourse checked
into the contest, the Bearcat attack got
rolling and there was little the Knights
could do to stop it.
Spencerville connected on 55 percent (21-for-38) of its field goal tries and
Nourse hit on 11 of 14 from the field and
4 of 5 from 3-point range as the Bearcats
moved into first place in the Northwest
Conference with a decisive 54-40 win.
Nourse finished with a game-high
26 points.
He started for us early in the year,
and he still plays starters minutes,
Spencerville head coach Kevin Sensabaugh said of Nourses role as a sixth
man. Hes really bought into it (the
role). Hes been outstanding offensively for the last couple of games, and we
definitely needed him tonight. He was
the difference for us, offensively.
As Nourse was controlling the action
for the Bearcat offense, the Spencerville
defense was focused on hounding Crestview junior Connor Lautzenheiser, which
they did with great effectiveness. One of
the regions leading scorers, Lautzenheiser was held to 12 points on the evening
as he and his Knight teammates struggled
to get open looks. Even when they found
themselves uncontested, the Knight longrange game just wasnt there. After a
1-for-10 effort in the first quarter which
included an ugly 0-for-7 from 3-point
range, the Knights perked up only slightly, finishing at just 33 percent (15-46)
overall and 5-for-25 from downtown.
We talked about being ready to play
in a big game and locking-in defensively,
and I thought our guys, as a team, defended
really well, Coach Sensabaugh. Connor
Lautzenheiser is a great, great player and
we did a great, great job on him.
Crestview (10-6, 4-1 NWC) head
coach Jeremy Best was quick to give
credit to the Bearcats, but noted that

Spencerville junior Mason Nourse (3) tries a shot from under the basket
as Crestviews Cody Mefferd defends during Friday nights battle for
first place in the Northwest Conference. Nourse scored 26 points in
leading the Bearcats to a 54-40 win. (DHI Media/Tina Eley)
his team didnt seem ready to play in a
game of this magnitude.
We just didnt seem to play with a
lot of purpose tonight for some reason,
Coach Best said. It was a great crowd,
great environment, but we didnt match
them (the Bearcats) at all, and thats
disappointing.
The Bearcats built a lead as large as
a dozen in the first half, but settled on a
29-22 margin at the break as Crestview,
behind a Mitchell Rickard trey and Lautzenheisers runner with mere seconds
on the clock, scored the final five points
of the half. The Knights looked to climb
back into the game when senior Preston
Zaleski found a cutting Cody Mefferd
under the basket on the first possession
of the third quarter, but a long jumper
by Spencervilles Damien Corso and a
pair of free throws by Dakota Prichard

stemmed the tide and put the Bearcats


back up by nine.
Later in the quarter, Lautzenheiser and
Nourse traded deep threes, but Nourses
drive down the left side of the lane with
under a minute left in the period made it
a 40-30 game heading to the final period.
The standout junior then erased any
hope of a Knight comeback by opening the fourth with a high-arcing triple
from the wing. A Nate Owens trey with
5:11 on the clock pulled Crestview to
within nine once again, but the Bearcats ball handling, and another Nourse
3-pointer, sealed the game.
Spencerville came in here like they
were playing for a championship, Best
added. And our guys didnt.
CresTvieW/11

HICKSVILLE Wayne
Trace and Hicksville met for the
45th time on Friday night, but the
first as state-ranked opponents.
In the end, it was the visiting Raiders who held off a
pesky effort by the Aces to
post a 62-51 victory and take
control of the Green Meadows Conference race.
Although the Raiders (151, 5-0 GMC) seized control of
the conference race, the victory
may have come at a steep cost
that could affect a potential tournament run. Senior David Sinn,
who entered the game with an
injured foot, left the game late
in the fourth quarter after being fouled while scoring to give
Wayne Trace a 58-48 lead with
1:04 remaining. The severity of
the injury was undetermined as
of press time Friday night.
In the game, Wayne Trace
led nearly the entire contest.
The Raiders scored the first
nine points of the game, getting two baskets and a 3-pointer by Ethan Linder along with
a Cole Shepherd basket.
Following a Hicksville (13-3,
3-2 GMC) timeout, the Aces answered with eight straight points
before the Raiders responded
with seven consecutive points to
end the quarter on top 16-8.
We came out and got off to a
great start, which was big on the
road, commented Raider head
coach Jim Linder. But you have
to give Hicksville a lot of credit,
every time we would try to open
it up a little bit they would come
right back and answer.
The Aces did just that in
the second quarter. Hicksville
opened the period with a 15-5
spurt, getting a 3-pointer by
Jonny Giesige for its first lead
of the night at 23-22.
With Hicksville on top 24-23,

Wayne Trace got two straight


baskets by Sinn to end the first
half as the Raiders posted a 2724 advantage at the intermission.
Those two baskets there at
the end of the half were big,
Linder continued. It gave us
a little momentum going into
the locker room and then we
came out in the third quarter
and continued the momentum.
The Raiders added two
Ethan Linder free throws and
a Corbin Linder basket to
push the advantage to 31-24.
A Giesige 3-pointer got the
Aces within 31-27 before long
distance shots by Luke Miler
and Corbin Linder expanded
the margin to 37-27. Wayne
Trace went on to take a 43-35
advantage into the final quarter.
Hicksville closed to within
five points twice in the fourth
period, cutting the deficit to
43-38 and 45-40, but Wayne
Trace would answer.
The Raiders picked up
a 3-pointer and a basket by
Ethan Linder along with a
Cole Shepherd bucket to push
the lead to 52-42.
The Aces made one more
run, using baskets by Garrett
Crall and Logen Neidhardt, to
slice the Raider lead to 52-46
but Wayne Trace took over from
there. The Raiders quickly responded with baskets by Ethan
Linder and Sinn to expand the
lead back to 56-46. Wayne Trace
then sealed the win at the foul
line, getting four free throws by
Ethan Linder to finish the game
out.
It was a physical game but
our guys didnt back down,
Linder continued. I am
proud of the effort we gave
tonight. Hicksville is a much
improved basketball team.
Ethan Linder led the way
for Wayne Trace with 19 points
with Corbin Linder chipping
in 16 points. David Sinn added
10 points and seven rebounds.
Corbin Linder also dished out
five assists and five steals.

State-ranked Celina escapes Cougar Den with 4-point win


By JiM CoX
DHI Media Correspondent
sports@timesbulletin.com
VAN WERT Great teams have a way of making plays
when they need to, and thats what 11th-ranked Division II
power Celina did in the last three minutes at Van Wert Friday
night. During those three minutes, the Bulldogs turned a 3831 deficit into a 44-40 win. Celina is now 6-0 in the Western
Buckeye League and 14-2 overall. Van Wert is 2-4 and 6-10.
Our kids did an awesome job tonight executing our game
plan, said Van Wert coach Mark Bagley. I dont care what
our record is, we fully expected to win the game tonight. I
thought we executed defensively as well as we could until
the last three minutes, and offensively the same way. The last
three minutes it unravelled a little bit, but thats what great
teams do: they (the Bulldogs) found a way to make plays.
The Cougars knew theyd have to play their best game of
the year to pull off the upset, and they did for 29 minutes.
After Connor Holliday canned three of four free throws to
put the home team up 38-31, Celinas Jacob Stolly drained a
3-pointer from straight out. With the Dogs turning up the fullcourt pressure, the Cougs then failed to get the ball inbounds
within five seconds, and Eric Moeder made them pay with a
corner three, cutting the lead to 38-37, Van Wert.
Colin Smith was fouled on a baseline floater and split the
free throws at 2:23. Ryan Hoyng tied it with a pull-up jumper
from the left elbow. Van Wert was called for a moving screen,
and Celina took the lead on an eight-foot turnaround jumper
by Caleb Hoyng with exactly one minute left.
Van Wert held the ball until freshman point guard Jacoby Kelly drove the baseline and was fouled with 0:09 on the
clock. Facing immense pressure, Kelly front-rimmed the first

Van Wert senior Connor Holliday (24) drives to


the hoop as Celinas Jake Stolly (25) tries to take
the charge during Friday nights Western Buckeye
League tilt. Though they trailed throughout, the
Bulldogs came from behind to win 44-40 over the
Cougars. (DHI Media/Tina Eley)
free throw, then swished the second to cut it to 41-40. Celina
then escaped the Cougars trap and got an old-style 3-point
play by Logan Delong to sew it up.
Smith started the game by rattling in a triple from the right corner,
the only 3-pointer the Cougars would have in the game. Thanks to

some cold Bulldog shooting and seven first-quarter points by Smith,


Van Wert led 9-7 after eight minutes. Van Wert fans were undoubtedly wondering if that good fortune could last. It did.
Six second-quarter points by Smith, all on baseline drives,
had Van Wert on top 19-16 at the half. There were eight lead
changes in the first 16 minutes, and neither team ever led by
more than three. There were no big statistical differences, but
the Cougars had nine field goals in 25 tries (36 percent) while
the Bulldogs were 7 of 23 (30 percent). Free throws and turnovers were nearly nonexistent by both teams, and Celina had a
narrow edge on the boards, 14-12.
Smith had 13 first-half points, but the visitors made some
successful adjustments to stop him thereafter. He would score
only one in the last 16 minutes.
Kelly and Connor Holliday led Van Wert to a 14-10 win in
the third quarter and a 33-26 lead after 24 minutes. The fourth
quarter was the only bad one for the Cougars. After committing only five turnovers during the first three periods, they
erred five times in the last one, and got off only two field goal
tries, hitting one, a breakaway layup by Gavin Cross. Celina,
on the other hand, suddenly heated up from the field, going 7
for 13, including three treys, in the quarter.
For the game as a whole, Celina was a bit better from the
field, netting 40 percent on 18 of 45 to Van Werts 39 percent
on 16 of 41. The Bulldogs landed four 3-pointers, the Cougars
only one. The visitors shot only five free throws, canning four
for 80 percent. Turnovers were even at 10 apiece.
Smith and Holliday led Van Werts scoring with 14 and 11.
Delong and the two Hoyngs led Celina with 14, 10, and 10.
Korbin Taylor swished a 3-pointer from the left wing at the final buzzer to give the Van Wert junior varisty (10-6) a 42-39 win.
Ryan McCracken and Taylor led the Cougar scoring with 11 and
10. Matt Bihn and Ryan Harter led Celina (10-6) with 15 and 10.

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Blue Jays stifled by taller Flyers Big Green hangs


MARIA STEIN The
St. Johns Blue Jays had a
tall task Friday night as they
took their Midwest Athletic
Conference-leading defense
(44 points per game) to The
Hangar of Marion Local
High School.
The state-ranked Flyers,
which feature 6-10 Luke
Knapke and 6-8 Ryan Bruns
on their front line, had revenge on their minds after the
Jays handed Marion Local a
decisive loss at The Vatican
last year.
The St. Johns game plan
was to stop the big men inside, and the Jays defense did
just that limiting them to a
combined 21 points. Unfortunately, the rest of the Flyers
offense chipped in 29 points
to outscore the Jays 50-28.
Before the game, the Marion Local faithful honored

their 1975 Class A State


Championship team. That
state title was the first ever
for the newly-formed MAC
that lays claim to over 100 titles today.
This also the first-ever championship out of the
many state titles for the Marion Local athletic department.
The first quarter was a
3-point fest as Alex Odenweller drained three longrange shots and the Flyers
dropped in a pair to lead 12-9
after the first eight minutes.
The Flyers used their
height advantage to open the
second quarter with a pair
of blocked shots to slow the
Jays attack. Tyler Conley
shot around the tall Marion Local defenders with a
pair a bank shots and Andy
Grothouse scored from inside. Meanwhile, the Flyers
continued to connect from
outside with a perfect 4-of-4
shooting from 3-point range
to lead 26-15 at the half.

The
Jays
defensive
scheme worked according to
plan on the inside as Knapke,
a University of Toledo commit, was limited to six points
and Bruns could only muster
four by halftime.
The Jays offense went
scoreless for nearly the first
four minutes of the second
half until Evan Hays landed
a soft floater in the lane over
the taller Knapke. Grothouse
added a pair of shots from
beyond the arc, but Marion
Locals lead grew to double
digits at 33-22.
The Flyers opened the final eight minutes with a 15-0
run to put the game out of
reach. Aaron Reindel finally
connected in the paint for St.
Johns only field goal of the
quarter as Robby Saine and
Tyler Ledyard scored the final four points for the Jays
offense from the foul line.
Odenwellers three triples
in the first quarter made him
the leading scorer for the Jays

with nine points and Grothouse added seven.


The Blue Jays were outrebounded by their taller MAC
counterparts 29-15.
The St. Johns offense
only committed seven turnovers compared to 12 for the
Flyers.
The Jays visit Lincolnview
on Saturday.
VARSITY
St. Johns (28)
Andy Grothouse 7, Evan
Hays 2, Aaron Reindel 2, Tyler Conley 4, Tyler Ledyard
2, Alex Odenweller 9, Robby
Saine 2. Totals: 6-4-4/5-28.
Marion Local (50)
Dustin Rethman 8, Derek Albers 2, Ryan Bruns 10,
Dustin Seitz 7, Cole Griesdorn 6, Kyle Homan 2, Luke
Knapke 11, Kyle Koening 2.
Totals: 15-5-5/5-50
Score By Quarters
St. Johns 9 -6- 7- 6- (28)
Marion Local 12-14-717-(50)

Lancers cant overcome slow start versus No. 6 LCC


By JEREMy SCHNEIDER
DHI Media Correspondent
sports@timesbulletin.com
LIMA The prospect of upsetting Lima Central Catholic on its home
court was daunting enough for the Lincolnview boys basketball team, and the
Lancers didnt help their cause with poor
shooting and rebounding in a 58-38 loss
Friday at Monsignor Herr Gymnasium.
The Lancers got off to a frigid start,
making only one of their first 11 shots,
and finished the game shooting around
30 percent from the floor and 59 percent
on their 17 free throws.
We have to learn to be better offensively and execute when those opportunities are there, Lincolnview coach
Brett Hammons said. Weve got to get
better when it comes down to it. We
should be better offensively by now.
However, LCC didnt completely
dominate the contest as the score would
indicate. The Thunderbirds struggled
with Lincolnviews physical play, committing over 20 fouls for the game. Two
LCC standouts fouled out of the game in
the fourth quarter: Dantez Walton on a
technical foul and Tre Cobbs with 33.8
seconds left to play.
The Thunderbirds, now 15-2 and
ranked sixth in the Division III state
poll, won the game with their own defensive pressure, transition offense and
rebounding. They forced 16 turnovers
and often used them to find easy buckets
on the other end of the court. LCC also
limited Lincolnview (9-8) to many one-

and-done possessions, out-rebounding


the Lancers 31-16.
The Lancers fell down 13-3 after one
quarter, failing to score again in the first
after Chandler Adams converted from
the post on Lincolnviews fourth possession of the game. Lincolnview cut the
lead to single digits when Derek Youtsey
hit the first field goal of the second quarter, but LCC went on a 7-0 run to open
up a 22-8 lead, which stood at 24-14 by
halftime.
We knew coming in here it was
going to be difficult because LCC is a
good team, but when youre as dismal as
we were in the first half, youre not putting yourself in a good position to win,
Hammons said.
It was a sloppy start for both teams.
Lincolnview missed too many looks
from inside 10 feet while LCC played
uninspired basketball, according to LCC
head coach and Lincolnview graduate
Frank Kill.
We played pretty dead for the first
16 minutes, Kill said. Its amazing, my
lottery ticket I bought tonight was The
Walking Dead, and we couldnt have
played more like that in the first half.
I thought we really came alive in the
third quarter and really sparked our offense and our defense in transition, he
added. Thats our basketball. We want
to be the dictators, and I just dont think
we did a very good job in the first half.
Despite a slow start, the Lancers
made LCC work for the win. The Thunderbirds were far from sharp, coughing
up 14 turnovers and going to the free

throw line just four times, making only


two.
We teach our kids our kids to play
physical and play with toughness, physical toughness and mental toughness,
Hammons said. We didnt want them to
have anything easy. I thought we did a
good job of knocking down cutters when
they made cuts, boxing out on every possession. I dont know if that frustrated
them a bit, but our guys love to compete,
they love to battle, and I thought, for the
most part, they did that.
Lincolnview again cut the lead to
eight as Adams hit the first bucket of the
second half in the post, and yet again,
LCC took control with a 15-0 run and
a 37-16 lead midway through the third
quarter. The lead hovered around 20
points for the rest of the game.
Walton scored 11 of his game-high 16
points in the second half to lead LCCs
reawakening. The lanky 6-foot-4 junior
added seven rebounds. Cobbs added 11
points for the Thunderbirds, and Jake
Williams added seven boards and four
points. The LCC bench out-scored Linconviews substitutes 21-4.
Hayden Ludwig and Justis Dowdy
each scored 11 points to pace the Lancers. Adams had eight points and three
rebounds.
Jake Williams is a big kid and Walton
is as well, and we knew (Adams) was going to be challenged, Hammons said. I
was proud of the way our guards attacked.
Next up for the Lancers is a home
meeting on Saturday with Delphos St.
Johns.

on to upend Kalida
By JIM METCALFE
DHI Media Sports Editor
jmetcalfe@delphosherald.com
KALIDA Ottoville came out on fire in the first period
Friday night, building a 22-10 lead.
Fortunately for the Big Green, that lead was big enough to
survive Kalida 32-31 in Putnam County League boys basketball action inside The Wildcat Den.
The Big Green (9-8, 3-1) torched the nets for 7-of-10 the first
period, including a torrid 5-of-8 beyond the arc. With Colin Bendele downing a pair of those 3-pointers to lead the way and Tyler
Roby adding five points, the visitors build that 12-point lead on a
triple by Roby from left of the key with 25 seconds left.
Trent Gerding led the Wildcats, who were 5-of-14 shooting,
with six in the period.
The Big Green could only can 4-of-18 from the field in the
last 24 minutes (missing 7 treys) and ended up 11-of-28 total
(5-of-15 beyond the arc) for 39.3 percent.
The Wildcats (10-6, 4-1) could only knock down 7-of-31 the
last three quarters ending with a 12-of-45 mark overall (2of-14 long range) for 26.7 percent.
The Kalida 2-3 matchup zone managed to get a handle on
the Big Green in the second period, limiting them to field goals
from Roby and Brandt Landin, and forced four turnovers. Unfortunately for the home team, they could only drop 1-of-11 shots, a
3-ball from Trevor Maag, to account for a 26-13 halftime score.
Kalidas defense was even better in the third quarter, holding the visitors to 1-of-9 shooting on a Landin transition jumper at 4:34 to make it 28-13. Kalida slowly chipped away, and
where within nine at the end of teh third.
Roby netted two freebies at 6:27 of the finale to extend Ottovilles edge to 30-19. Slowly, Kalida battled back behind seven
points from Devin Kortokrax, and when Kortokrax hit a leaner
from the left elbow at 1:07, they were within 32-31. After a missed
free throw with three seconds left, Kortokrax got the rebound and
called time immediately. They quickly got the ball to mid-court
for a final timeout at :00.9. Grant Unverferth got the inbound just
beyond the mid-court line and his long three was short.
It was a strange game. The way we came out was exactly what we wanted, Ottoville coach Todd Turnwald explained.
During practice this week, around mid-week, the five seniors
were together and something clicked; they got mad and practiced mad. We wanted them to maintain that same attitude coming into the game an aggressive,take it at them mentality
and we did. Its been a long time since we won here. We built that
lead and wanted so much to maintain it. We ran a good offense
all night but we couldnt just find the basket. The rim started to
get a little smaller. Thankfully, our defense was outstanding.

CRESTvIEw
(From page 10)
The Bearcats (11-4, 5-1
NWC) not only held down
Crestviews offense, but limited extra possessions by
controlling both the ball and
the glass. Spencerville committed just six turnovers with
racking up 14 assists on the
night and won the rebounding battle 30-21. Bailey Croft
grabbed nine boards to pace

Rangers surge past Parkway, 58-51


By NICK JOHNSON
DHI Media Correspondent
sports@timesbulletin.com
NEW KNOXVILLE
The Parkway Panthers traveled
to New Knoxville High School
to take on the Rangers in Midwest Athletic Conference boys
basketball action on Friday
night. The Rangers used a
fourth quarter surge to pick up
their first MAC win, 58-51.
The Panthers (4-12, 0-6
MAC) took a 6-4 led in the first
period with back-to-back buckets from Brandon Gibson and
Justin Barna. The Rangers answered with six straight from
Jalen Fullenkamp, including
a 3-pointer and a 3-point play
to make the score 10-6, New
Knoxville.

Barna and Gibson each


scored for Parkway to tie the
game at 10-10, and, after an
Andrew Arnett layup, Tanner
Bates drained a triple to give
Parkway a 13-12 lead after
one.
Two Sage Dugan free
throws to start the second
quarter pushed the Parkway
lead to 15-12. New Knoxville
then got back-to-back hoops
from Fullenkamp to take the
lead at 16-15.
With the score 20-17
Rangers, Bates nailed a trey
and knocked down two foul
shots before Dugan corner
triple made the score 25-22
going into halftime with the
Panthers on top.
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points from Fullenkamp and
four from Arnett making to
take a 35-30 lead with three
minutes left in the period.
Parkway answered with a
Brody Adams floater and a
Bates triple to cut the New
Knoxville lead to 37-35, but
the Rangers scored the next
nine points, a spurt than
spanned the quarter break, to
go up by double figures.
In the fourth quarter, they
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Saturday, February 7 & Sunday, February 8, 2015

Times Bulletin/delphos Herald


To place an ad:

Delphos Herald 419.695.0015 x122


Times Bulletin classifieds@timesbulletin.com

DEADLINES/CORRECTIONS:
Display Ads: All Copy Due Prior to Thursday 3pm
Liner copy and correction deadlines due by Friday noon

100 ANNOUNCEMENTS
105 Announcements
110 Card Of Thanks
115 Entertainment
120 In Memoriam
125 Lost And Found
130 Prayers
135 School/Instructions
140 Happy Ads
145 Ride Share

200 EMPLOYMENT

205 Business Opportunities


210 Childcare
215 Domestic
220 Elderly Home Care
225 Employment Services
230 Farm And Agriculture
235 General

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ADOPTION WE
laugh, dance & play in
our happy home. Loving
married couple hopes to
adopt a baby. Kerri &
Mike, 1-888-247-5775.
(A)
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laugh, dance & play in
our happy home. Loving
married couple hopes
to adopt a baby.
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Find it

300 REAL ESTATE/RENTAL


305 Apartment
310 Commercial/Industrial
315 Condos
320 House
325 Mobile Homes
330 Office Space
335 Room
340 Warehouse/Storage
345 Vacations

Help Wanted

WINDOW CREATIONS
LLC
Looking for full-time and
seasonal workers for
construction-type work.
Overtime is available to
qualified hard-working
individuals. We also offer
health and life insurance.
You can apply
in person.
We are located 3 1/2
miles west of Ottoville on
224.

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Announcements

Due to the unexpected death of


Dale Foltz, the owner of Foltzs
sanDblasting anD Painting,
customers and friends are asked to
contact (419-238-9798) or come to
the business to claim any finished
or unfinished items in the shop by
February 17, 2015. after that date, all
remaining items will be assumed to
be abandoned and disposed of.

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Help Wanted

DRIVERS: CDL-A Solos, CO & O/Op's:


New Openings! Roundtrip. Dedicated Lane
from Ottoville, OH to
Chicago, IL. Home
Nightly! Great Bonus
Programs! 855-200-3671
DRIVERS: NEW Equipment just arrived. New
Year New Opportunities. Want Better Pay?
Better Home-time? &
Compensation?????
CDL-A 1yr. exp. 877704-3773
FALL IN love with your
new job this February at
R&R Employment
Job Fair Feb. 12
1pm-3pm
Van Wert Branch
Production, Sanitation,
Line Operators
419-232-2008
www.rremployment.com

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FALL IN love with your


new job this February at
R&R Employment
Job Fair Feb.
12 from 1pm-3pm
Van Wert Branch
Production, Sanitation,
Line Operators
419-232-2008
www.rremployment.com

NATIONAL DOOR and


TRIM
Looking to hire full time
first shift production.
Precision machining and
or construction/power
tool experience required.
Competitive pay, 401K.
dental, life insurance &
P.T.O. Apply in person
or send resumes to
1189 Grill Road
Van Wert, OH

EXTRA! EXTRA!

LOOKING FOR
Managing Stylists for
booth rent only.
Chic' Innovations Hair
Salon. 419-238-0003,
ask for Julie

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592 Wanted To Buy


593 Good Things To Eat
595 Hay
597 Storage Buildings

600 SERVICES

605 Auction
610 Automotive
615 Business Services
620 Childcare
625 Construction
630 Entertainment
635 Farm Services
640 Financial
645 Hauling
650 Health/Beauty
655 Home Repair/ Remodeling
660 Home Services
665 Lawn, Garden, Landscaping
670 Miscellaneous

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THE LIMA Center for


Autism & Dyslexia is
seeking:
Special Needs Teacher
Charter School
Elementary Special
Needs Teacher with
Ohio Licensure sought
for Lima Charter School.
Experience desired.
Please submit resume,
cover letter and 3 references to limacenterforautism@yahoo.com
ABA Tutors
Charter School seeking
candidates with 4 year
degrees in Education,
Psychology or related
degrees to work with
children with autism in
1:1 setting. Please submit resume, cover letter
and 3 references to
limacenterforautism@
yahoo.com

Help Wanted

Entry Level Apprentice Lineman

or 419.695.0015

Help Wanted

NWEC
Attn: HR PPEC Lineman
04125 State Route 576
Bryan, OH 43506

Equal Opportunity Employer, Minorities/Females/Disabilities/Veterans

Help Wanted

Engineering Technician

Paulding Putnam Electric Cooperative in


Paulding, Ohio, is seeking a highly motivated individual for the position of Engineering
Technician. This position is responsible for
the electric system integrity and reliability by
monitoring and maintaining system status.
The job duties include engineering work
pertaining to system protection and electric line construction. General knowledge
of electric utility engineering practices
(RUS utility specifications and the National
Electric Safety Code), operations and construction preferred. Configures, maintains
and installs equipment associated with the
SCADA system, remote terminal units (RTU)
and the wide area network (WAN). Must be
proficient in Microsoft Office, GIS and CAD.
Field work will be required in conjunction
with normal office duties. An Associates degree is preferred with mechanical, electrical
and design background.
We offer a comprehensive benefit package.
Please send a cover letter, resume and three
references postmarked by February 20,
2015 to:

NWEC
Attn: HR PPEC Engineering Tech
04125 State Route 576
Bryan, OH 43506

Equal Opportunity Employer, Minorities/Females/Disabilities/Veterans

MATERIAL SERVICES

FCC (Adams) has immediate


openings to fill in
MATERIAL SERVICES.
We offer a challenging and
stable career, 2 years to top
pay, competitive benefits
and the opportunity for
advancement.

Submit cover letter describing your interest in the position,


a detailed resume, and a list of 3 professional references
to: ristke@oplin.org
mail to:
Delphos Public Library
Attention: Kelly Rist
309 W. Second, Delphos, OH 45833
EOE

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Help Wanted

The Joint Apprenticeship Training committee


of the United Association, Local Union #776,
Plumbers and Pipefitters, in keeping with
Apprenticeship Standards, wishes to advise you
that applications will be accepted (both male
and female) at 1300 Bowman Rd. Lima, Oh;
Monday thru Friday from 8 am till 4:30 pm.
The last day to submit a completed application
with all paperwork and fees is
Friday, Feb. 20,2015
Qualifications necessary for an applicant to
be considered for probationary Pipe Trades
Apprentice are as follows:
1. Must be at least 18 years of age.
2. Copy of Birth Certificate or some other
documents for proof of age.
3. Copy of High School Diploma or High
School Equivalence (GED). Must graduate
by the end of June 2015.
4. Copy of High School Transcripts.
5. Copy of Military Transfer or Discharge form
DD-214, if applicable.
6. One time $30.00 non-refundable
Administrative Fee, Payable to: Plumbers
and Pipefitters JATC.
7.
Take a Mechanical Aptitude and Eye/Hand
Coordination Test.
8. You will be notified of the Aptitude test
date.
Note: Applicants will not be processed for
testing without all copies of the documents
required and the Administrative Fee is paid.

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950 SEASONAL
953 FREE & LOw PRICED

Apartment/Duplex
For Rent

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231 N Burt st, Van Wert


Updated 3 bedroom, 1
car garage, newer roof,
bath and kitchen
remodel, wood floors.
Owner financing,
seeking lease option and
rent to own candidates.
$575
per
mo.
chbsinc.com for pics,
video tour and details or
419-586-8220.
3 BEDROOM, 1 bath, 1
car garage,very decent
419-438-7004

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Houses For Sale

508 S. Shannon St.,


Van Wert: Furnished 3
bedroom home with
basement & garage.
No Smoking & No Pets,
$700/mo.
Call Bob Gamble
419-605-8300.

315 W 8th St Make offer!!


Fenced in back yard, all appliances, large deck, large
family room add-on rear of
home, Bill Bible 419-2345851.
704 Canal St 2 bedrooms,
priced at $72,000, call Judy
Dickman 419-234-5961.
Open House: 1:00 to 2:30
USE YOUR
TAX RETURNS
as a down payment
towards your new home
here. Rent-to-Own, Land
Contract and more
owner financing options
available. Many
remodeled homes
available in Mercer,
Auglaize, Van Wert and
Allen counties.
chbsinc.com for pics,
video tours and details
or 419-586-8220

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Sales

VAN WERT
714 S. Race St.
Thursday-Saturday
Feb. 5,6 & 7
8:00am-6:00pm
Everything goes
including the HOUSE!
Mens/womens
clothing/jewelry,
bedding, end tables,
lamps, decorative items,
P. Buckley Moss art
collection, TV stand,
healthcare items, tools,
mower, and MUCH
MORE!
DO NOT MISS THIS
SALE!

AMISH COUNTRY
Roofing specializing in
575 For Sale
metal and shingle roof- SEVERAL MOBILE
ing. Call Henry or Duane Homes/House for rent. LADIES ITASCA snow
View homes online at boots, $15. Ladies dress
at 330-473-8989.
www.ulmshomes.com or jeans, size 18, $10 ea,
inquire at 419-692-3951
like new. Call 419-8630073.

Attn: Human Resources


936 East Parr Road
Berne, IN 46711

Youth Services

805 Auto
810 Auto Parts And Accessories
815 Automobile Loans
820 Automobile Shows/Events
825 Aviations
830 Boats/Motors/Equipment
835 Campers/Motor Homes

840 Classic Cars


845 Commercial
850 Motorcycles/Mopeds
855 Off-Road Vehicles
860 Recreational Vehicles
865 Rental And Leasing
870 Snowmobiles
875 Storage
880 SUVs
885 Trailers
890 Trucks
895 Vans/Minivans
899 Want To Buy

THE CITY of Delphos, 1 BEDROOM & Studios


Ohio is accepting re- $300 deposit water and
trash paid
sumes for the position of
NO PETS
Assistant Superintendent of the Water Depart- Thistlewood/Ivy Court
Apartments
ment. The Assistant Su419-238-4454
perintendent shall be appointed by the Board of
1 BEDROOM upstairs
Control. Candidates
apartment, heat and
must live in Allen, Van water included, NO pets,
Wert County or a county
$350.00 plus
contiguous to Allen or deposit, 419-238-4200.
Van Wert County.
1 BEDROOM,
appliances
This is an administrative
furnished, NO dogs,
positiion responsible for
W. Main St.
assisting the Water Su419-238-9508.
perintendent with the op2&3 bedroom
eration and maintenapartments, water and
ance of the Water Treattrash paid, appliances
ment Plant. The Assistincluded,
ant Superintendent will
APPLE GLEN
be required to represent
APARTMENTS
the City and be respons1116 Kear Road
ible for all water opera419-238-2260
tions in the absence of
"This Institution Is An
the Superintendent.
Equal Opportunity
Employer"
Must have a valid Class
III Ohio Water Operat- OHIO CITY, 2 bedroom,
ors license or an equivalNO pets, $350.00
ent license from another monthly, 419-953-7987.
State transferable to the
State of Ohio. The As320 House For Rent
sistant Superintendent
18907 BEBB St,
will be the Operator of
Venedocia
Record with the Ohio
Affordable, updated 2
Environmental Protection Agency for the Wa- bedroom, 1 car garage,
bath and kitchen
ter Treatment Plant.
updates, new flooring
and paint. Owner
Salary is set by City
financing, seeking lease
Council.
option and rent to own
candidates. $475 per
A full copy of the job demo. chbsinc.com for
scription is available on
pics, video tour and
line at www.cityofdetails or 419-586-8220.
delphos.com.

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FCC (Adams), LLC

The Delphos Public Library seeks an energetic and


creative professional to join our team in the Childrens
Department. This is an exciting opportunity to help create
a community center for early childhood information, parent
education, socialization, emergent literacy, and family support, making the library a destination for families in our
community. This position uses comprehensive knowledge
of library science, the childrens collection, electronic databases, current and emerging technologies, and community
resources.
Qualified candidates must possess a demonstrated
passion for public library service; excellent communication, planning and organizational skills; and a strong background and understanding of current and emerging library
technology and trends. A Master of Library Science degree from an ALA accredited school is preferred.
Salary consideration is dependent on education and
experience. Library offers a competitive benefits package.

800 TRANSPORTATION

City of Delphos
Attn: Mayor
608 N. Canal St.
Delphos, OH 45833
Or by email:
mgallmeier@cityof
delphos.com

Apply in person or send resume to:

Help Wanted

675 Pet Care


680 Snow Removal
685 Travel
690 Computer/Electric/Office
695 Electrical
700 Painting
705 Plumbing
710 Roofing/Gutters/Siding
715 Blacktop/Cement
720 Handyman
725 Elder care

Resumes must be received no later than


noon February 17, 2015
and be addressed to:

Responsibilities include:
Safely operating forklift to load/unload trailers
in fast paced environment
Moving product between departments
Organizing/securing stored materials
Previous warehouse/forklift experience is preferred
but not required.

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Fax: 419.692.7116
405 N. Main St., Delphos, OH 45833 | www.delphosherald.com

Delphos heralD

classifieds@timesbulletin.com

IMMEDIATE OPENINGS

Paulding Putnam Electric Cooperative in


Paulding, Ohio, is looking for an Entry level
Apprentice Lineman. This position will serve
as a groundman/apprentice to a lineman by
constructing, replacing and maintaining electric distribution lines, substations, structures
and equipment.
A high school diploma and ability to acquire
a Class A CDL Drivers License and pre-employment aptitude proficiency testing is required.
Successful candidate will be required to enroll
in a 4 year Apprentice Lineman Training Program. This position requires outside work and
physical exertion with safety as a priority.
We offer a comprehensive benefit package.
Please send a cover letter, resume and three
references postmarked by February 20, 2015
to:

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525 Computer/Electric/Office
530 Events
535 Farm Supplies And Equipment
Feed/Grain
400 REAL ESTATE/ FOR SALE 540
545 Firewood/Fuel
405 Acreage And Lots
550 Flea Markets/Bazaars
410 Commercial
555 Garage Sales/Yard Sales
415 Condos
560 Home Furnishings
420 Farms
565 Horses, Tack And Equipment
425 Houses
570 Lawn And Garden
430 Mobile Homes/
575 Livestock
Manufactured Homes
577 Miscellaneous
435 Vacation Property
580 Musical Instruments
440 Want To Buy
582 Pet In Memoriam
583 Pets And Supplies
500 MERCHANDISE
585 Produce
505 Antiques And Collectibles
586 Sports And Recreation
510 Appliance
588 Tickets
515 Auctions
590 Tool And Machinery
520 Building Materials

350 Wanted To Rent


355 Farmhouses For Rent
360 Roommates Wanted

240 Healthcare
245 Manufacturing/Trade
250 Office/Clerical
255 Professional
260 Restaurant
265 Retail
270 Sales And Marketing
275 Situation Wanted
280 Transportation

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Ph: 419.238.2285
Fax: 419.238.0447
700 Fox Rd., Van Wert, OH 45891 | www.timesbulletin.com

We accept

Help Wanted

BFGoodrich Tire Manufacturing


Fort Wayne, Indiana

PRODUCTION OPERATORS

We are currently recruiting applicants interested in a career with the Worlds


Leading Tire Manufacturer.
CANDIDATES MUST:
Be legally authorized to work in the United States.
Be at least 18 years of age.
Be willing to work full-time on a 12-hour rotating shift schedule.
Be able to operate semi-skilled machinery.
Be able to perform frequent lifting, bending and standing for extended
periods.
Must successfully complete a medical examination, drug screen and
background check prior to beginning work.
Must be WorkKeys certified to the required job levels specified by
BFGoodrich certifications.
PAY:
New hire rate is $14.645/hour.
Additional pay includes shift premiums plus incentive pay for good
performance in certain jobs.
Opportunities to progress to higher paying position after six months.
ALL EMPLOYEES ON OUR TEAM:
Are eligible for an excellent benefits package with medical coverage
after 30 days.
Earn while learning new skills and knowledge.
Are considered for advancement and leadership.
Are empowered and respected.
Work in a friendly and professional environment.
Can participate in our Tire Rebate Program.
Are eligible for holiday pay.
Can participate in our healthy living program.

Saturday,
February 21

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February 28

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February 28

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A division of Michelin North America, Inc.


BFGoodrich is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to providing employment
opportunities to minorities, females, veterans, and disabled individuals.

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Cook &
Housekeeper

Expanding in the Delphos area and need


2 Class A tractor trailer drivers one for
early morning start and the other for early
afternoon start. This is a slip operation out
& back each day Mon thru Fri, home daily.
All hourly pay $20.00 p/h,
plus benefits hosp., dental, life ins, 401K
plus match paid holiday paid vacation.
Year end bonus 2 of the past 3 yrs.
Great company to work for
just ask our drivers.

Qualified individual
needed for housekeeping part-time and to
cook part-time for 12bed hospice center.
Commercial kitchen
experience a plus. Must
have positive attitude,
& neat appearance
which fosters a caring,
supportive atmosphere.

Call 862-244-4761

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Apply to:

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MOTOR ROUTES
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Van Wert Manor


160 Fox Road, Van
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Date: Tues. 2/17


Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Convoy Community

Building

643 N. Main St., Convoy,


Ohio 45832
Items: 86 Acres in Union
Twp. Hoytville silty clay.
22 Acres in Tully Twp.
Both tracts have Hoytville
Silty Clay.
Seller(s):Heirs of William
Pancake
Auctioneer(s):

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Raines
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NBC launches internal probe on Williams Iraq claims


NEW YORK (AP)
NBC News has assigned the
head of its investigative unit
to look into statements anchor
Brian Williams made about
his reporting in Iraq a dozen
years ago, an episode thats
ballooned into a full-blown
credibility crisis for the network.
NBC News President Deborah Turness announced the
probe in an internal memo on
Friday. Williams has apologized for falsely saying on the
air that he was in a helicopter
hit by a rocket-propelled gre-

nade in Iraq in 2003, and Turness said Friday he expressed


his regrets to his colleagues
for the impact the episode has
had.
As you would expect,
we have a team dedicated to
gathering the facts to help
us make sense of all that has
transpired, Turness wrote.
Were working on what the
best next steps are.
Richard Esposito, who has
worked at the Daily News,
Newsday and ABC and is
now at NBC, is leading the
investigation.

Measles

(From page 1)
Van Wert County Health Department Infectious Disease Nurse Linda Bissonette is
pleased with the MMR rate in the county.
I feel weve covered it pretty well, Bissonette said. We do an internal study and
we have a 93 percent vaccination rate for 12
months to 2 years-old and a 99 percent rate for
those between the ages of 2-18.
Measles is caused by a virus, morbillivirus,
thats spread primarily via coughing and sneezing and is recognizable by its well-known rash.
The virus is extremely contagious: on average,
90 percent of those exposed to someone with
the measles will get the disease themselves unless theyve been vaccinated, or have had measles before. Patients who survive a case of the
measles retain immunity to it for life.
Measles typically begins with fever, cough,
runny nose and red eyes with sensitivity to
light. Within a few days, a red rash appears,
usually first on the face and then spreading
downward to the rest of the body.
Those most vulnerable to the disease are
infants under the age of 1 and those with immune deficiencies.
The MMR vaccine is given twice. The first
time is recommended for children between
the ages of 1-3. The second is given after the
age of 4.
Anyone born before 1957 has immunity.
Those born after 1957 might have had only
one of the two recommended vaccinations and
may need to get a second one, Dershem said.
A simple blood test can be used to see if a
person is immune.
Delphos City School nurse Stacey Ricker
hasnt seen a case of measles in the 15 years
shes been in her position and attributes it to
vaccination.
All children who attend Delphos City
Schools are required to present an immunization record by the 15th day of school attendance according the Ohio Revised Code,
Ricker said. Children who are complete of

Williams, who has been


widely chastised, anchored
Nightly News from New
York on Friday, making no
mention of the criticisms of
his work.
Questions also were
raised about statements Williams made on coverage of
Hurricane Katrina, which
was one of his proudest moments at NBC. In a 2006 interview with former Disney
CEO Michael Eisner, Williams twice referenced seeing a body float down a street
in New Orleans.

having all required immunizations or who


are considered in process are in compliance.
Ohio does allow exemptions on immunizations if certain criteria are met. A few being
written evidence of past disease (measles,
rubeola, mumps, chicken pox) and medical
exemptions like an allergy to the vaccine.
Recent measles outbreaks
Public health officials in California have
confirmed a total of 59 cases of measles in
California residents since the end of December. The recent outbreak has been linked to
an initial exposure in December at Disneyland
or Disney California Adventure Park in Anaheim, California. The confirmed cases include
five Disney employees. In addition, other cases have visited Disney parks while infectious
in January.
From Jan. 1-30, 102 people from 14 states
were reported to have measles. States included
Arizona, California, Colorado, Illinois, Minnesota, Michigan, Nebraska, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas, Utah
and Washington.
As it stands now, there are at least 150 cases across 14 states, including Illinois, where
five babies from a daycare center in suburban
Chicago have the disease. Five infants, all under the age of one and too young to get the
vaccine, were diagnosed with measles, two of
the cases were confirmed, and doctors awaited
the results of lab tests on the others.
The United States experienced a record
number of measles cases during 2014, with
644 cases from 27 states reported to Center for
Disease Controls National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases. This is the
greatest number of cases since measles elimination was documented in the U.S. in 2000.
According to the CDC, the largest outbreak of
383 cases occurred primarily among unvaccinated Amish communities in Ohio. Many of
the cases in the U.S. in 2014 were associated
with cases brought in from the Philippines,
which experienced a large measles outbreak.

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rachels challenge
(From page 1)
Verville is assisted by teachers Lindsay Grilliot and Melissa
Stork. The Rachels Challenge
assemblies were brought to this
area through donations by Ea-

VeTs

ton Corporation, Van Wert Hospital, and the Van Wert County
Foundation, and through the
work of the D.A.R.E. officers
from the Van Wert Police Department and the Van Wert

(From page 1)
Wiley said there are 22 posts in District
Two that could assist with the project. In addition to Van Wert County, other counties
included in the district are Mercer, Putnam,
Allen, Auglaize, Shelby, Logan, and Hardin.
This project would be open to any vet who
needs an animal, said Wiley. The Van Wert
County dog warden has volunteered to assist if
we need a service dog.
Wiley said that while providing a service
dog would be one of the primary objectives,
other animals could be given to vets who are
lonely because they have lost a loved one, who
are looking for an animal friend after returning from service, or for various other reasons.
The commander noted he has already established a fund to assist in raising money
for the project. Currently, there is $425 in the
fund, thanks to local businesses that have already donated money. Wiley said the normal
adoption rate is $150, but it wont cost the veteran anything.
We will provide dogs for vets with spe-

County Sheriffs Office. The


Rachels Challenge presentation
was given at Lincolnview, Van
Wert, Crestview, Wayne Trace,
and Delphos Jefferson schools.

cial needs, but we will also provide cats or


any other pet animal they would like to have,
observed Wiley. It can be for someone that is
lonely or any other need.
Wiley said that all posts have agreed to the
project. Funds will go to the district quartermaster who will coordinate the projects finances.
I have made contact with the Van Wert
Humane Society, Allen County Humane Society, and Putnam County Humane Society. All
of these organizations are eager to be a part
of this program, Wiley said. Any donation
would be appreciated to help these warriors as
they come home.
This is a win-win situation for both the
animal and the veteran, continued Wiley. I
have three corporate sponsors locked into this
wonderful program. Your donations would
cover the cost of the adoption fees, license
fees and any shots the animals would need to
get up to date.
For more information about the program or
to send a sponsorship check, contact Wiley at
(419) 605-6519.

Tax Fraud
(From page 1)
According to a report from
the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration
(TIGTA), in 2013, close to 1.6
million Americans were victims of the crime through the
month of June a number up
from the 1.2 million victims
of the crime in all of 2012.
In 2013, the Internal Revenue
Service (IRS) paid $5.2 billion
in tax-related identity theft.
H&R Blocks Accredited
Tax Advisor JoAn Smith said
tax-related identity theft is becoming a prevalent problem.
Criminals only need
someones Social Security
number (SSN) and possibly their date of birth to file
a fraudulent tax return, she
said. We have dealt with it
in the past and there are some
every year.
Since W-2 wage data from
employers are not available
until months typically in
July after tax refunds are
sent, the IRS can not match
the wage information to taxpayer returns before refunds
are sent out. As a result, fraudulent claims are going undetected. In other words, rather
than holding refunds until
completing all compliance
checks, the IRS issues refunds
after conducting selected reviews.
According to the IRS,
tax-related identity theft occurs when someone uses an
individuals stolen Social Security number (SSN) to file a
tax return claiming a fraudulent refund. Typically, the
false return is filed early and
the victim is unaware until
they try and file their taxes
and find one has already been
filed using their SSN.
Smith said the criminals
filing and collecting on fraudulent tax returns are good at
creating fraud and have the
means to cash the checks.
They have got all kinds of
cleaner, easier ways - fraudulent bank accounts - to cash
refund checks, Smith said.
The IRS recommends individuals should follow these
steps to reduce the risk of be-

coming a victim of tax-related


identity theft:
Dont routinely carry Social Security cards or any document with a SSN on it;
Dont give a business
your SSN just because they
ask only when absolutely
necessary;
Protect personal financial
information at home and on a
computer;
Check credit reports annually;
Check Social Security Administration earnings
statement annually;
Protect personal computers by using firewalls,
anti-spam/virus
software,
update security patches and
change passwords for Internet
accounts; and
Dont give personal information over the phone,
through the mail or on the Internet unless the contact was
initiated by the individual or
the identity of the person asking is known.
There is Tax Identity
Shield for 2015 tax returns,
Smith said. After filing their
2014 tax return, the taxpayer applies for a pin number
which they will use when filing 2015 earnings. Its a proactive way to be sure no one can
file a return in the real taxpayers name without having the
pin number.
The IRS does not initiate contact with taxpayers by
email to request personal or
financial information. This
includes any type of electronic
communication, such as text
messages and social media
channels.
Individuals should be alert
to possible identity theft if
they receive an IRS notice or
letter that states more than one
tax return was filed using their
SSN, they owe additional tax,
refund offset or have had collection actions taken against
them for a year they did not
file a tax return and IRS records indicate they received
wages from an employer unknown to them.
Individuals who become
tax-related identity theft vic-

tims should take these steps:


file a report with the local
police;
file a complaint with the
Federal Trade Commission
at www.identitytheft.gov or
call the FTC Identity Theft
Hotline at 1-877-438-4338 or
TTY 1-866-653-4261;
Contact one of the three
major credit bureaus to place
a fraud alert on your credit
records including; Equifax at
www.Equifax.com,
1-800525-6285; Experian at www.
Experian.com,
1-888-3973742; and TransUnion at www.
TransUnion.com, 1-800-6807289; and
Close any accounts
opened without permission or
that have been tampered with.
The IRS has the ability to
check a Social Security number (SSN) for a filing, Smith
explained. If two people are
trying to use a duplicate SSN
for a child, the IRS will detect
that.
If an individuals SSN is
compromised and they know
or suspect they are a victim
of tax-related identity theft,
they should respond immediately to any IRS notice; call
the number provided; complete IRS Form 14039, Identity Theft Affidavit by using a
fillable form at IRS.gov, print,
then mail or fax according to
instructions; and continue to
pay taxes and file tax returns,
even if you must do so by paper.
Always be careful with
personal information, especially a SSN, Smith said. Be
proactive and apply for a pin
for your 2015 tax return. If
it (tax-related identity theft)
does happen, its along process and everything you do
has to be double checked.
Individuals who have previously contacted the IRS
and did not have a resolution
should contact the Identity
Protection Specialized Unit at
1-800-908-4490.
To enroll in Tax Identity
Shield, H&R Block clients
should speak to their tax professional for information on
the product and cost.

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TRY TASTY FOODS FROM LOCAL RESTAURANTS


AND SUPPORT THE VANTAGE STUDENT ACTIVITY FUND
$1/TICKET - $5 FOR 6

For more info


Call 419.238.5411 or
1.800.686.3944 ext. 2169

IN DELPHOS

419-692-3015
TOLL FREE

1-888-692-3015

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Tickets @ the door


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VALENTINES DAY

A DHI Media publication

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Looking for Unique Pets?

Birds
Snakes

Spiders
Lizards
Dragons

Geckos
Frogs
Fish

Gerbils
Hampsters

Pet Food - Feeders - Mice - Rats


Gold Fish - Roaches - Crickets
Fish Sale the 1st Fri. & Sat. of Each Month

Pets-n-More

310 Portland St., Celina


419-586-2946
We now have 20 varieties
of wines

West End
Restaurant
Valentines Weekend Special
Feb. 14th & 15th
8oz. Ribeye Choice of Salad Potato
Dinner Roll Red Velvet Cake
$13.99 From 4:00-9:00 pm only

702 W. Monroe St., Decatur, Indiana 260.724.2938

Willshire
Home Furnishings
Floor Covering & Home Dcor

318 State Street | Willshire, Ohio


419-495-2833
Find Us on Facebook!
Bill & Aleta Weiss, Owners

Beckys
Village
Restaurant

Big City.

Bigger
Heart.
Youll love romantic
winter getaways
in Fort Wayne, Indiana!

All Couples Receive 10% OFF Meals on Valentines Day!


Just a short drive to Willshire
Mon. - Fri. 5:30am to 9pm; Sat. 6am to 9pm Sun. 7:30am - 2pm

307 State St., Willshire, OH | 419.495.2013

Rifles & Shotguns


Handguns & Ammo
Discover a heart-warming escape in Fort Wayne, Indiana!
514 W. Hoffman St.
Ohio City, OH

419.965.2592

Combine our vibrant arts season with shopping, dining


and overnight packages, and youll find a new way to
reconnect and make memories together.

If you dont buy from us,


we both lose.

Don
& Perrys
Furniture & Appliances
118 N. Williams St.

Paulding, OH | 419.399.4535

Fine Food For Over 90 Years!


Specializing In:
Homemade Pastries
Choice Standing Rib Roast
Fried Chicken

Discover hotel packages and


trip ideas at: VisitFortWayne.com
1-800-767-7752
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Also Noon Day


Lunches

Balyeats
Coffee Shop
133 East Main St., van Wert 419-238-1580

ber
Rememes Day
Valentin, Feb. 14th
ay
Saturd Fresh Flowers Roses Gifts
Candy & Balloon Bouquets

Gifts
For Your
Valentine
from
DeShia

VALENTINE
LUNCHEON
Fri., Feb.
13th
11:00-2:00

DeShia
Open:
Wed., Feb. 11th 9-6
Thurs., Feb. 12th 8-6
Fri. & Sat., Feb. 13th & 14th 8-8

www.deshia.com
facebook.com/deshia direct
Wed.-Fri. 10-5; Sat. 10-3

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Shop at these local businesses for


all of your special Valentines
Day needs!

Saturday, February 7 & Sunday, February 8, 2015

VALENTINES DAY

Times Bulletin/Delphos Herald

Give Your

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n
i
t
n
Vale a

Gift Certificate
to our Garden Center
open in April
for Flowers
or a

Candelight
Dinner

Grill!

Prime Rib Hand Cut Steak


Desserts for Two
Reservations Recommended
But Not Required

Open Wed-Fri 9 to 5 Sat 9 to 3


Or by appointment

419.238.5235

319 State Street

Willshire, Ohio

1058 W. Main St., Van Wert

Delphos
Hardware

242 N. Main St., Ph. 419-692-0921


Mon.-Fri. 8-6:30 Sat. 8-3:30 in winter

419.495.2455

Valentines
Day

Get her a
Gift Certificate

at...

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& to schedule an appointment!
123 Hamilton St., Celina

419-586-2426
(ciao)

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Crab Legs
Baked Ham
Crab Legs
Crispy Frog Legs
Appetizers
Fresh Fruits

N.Y. Strip Steaks


Fish & Mussels
Salmon
Sushi
Desserts

.99

per
person
Kids under 3 eat FREE - Kids 3-9 Half Price