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Jays selling State semifinal tickets The St. Johns Athletic Department has announced it will sell tickets for its Division VII State semifinal contest Saturday night (7 p.m. kick) at Wapakonetas Harmon Field at the following times: 8-10 a.m. and 7-8 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to noon Friday in the high school office. All tickets are $8 pre-sale, $10 at the gates; children 6 years old and older must have a ticket. The school will receive a percentage of all tickets purchased at the high school. Because of this, the tip for the St. Marys Memorial at St. Johns girls basketball game set for 6 p.m. Saturday (JV) has been moved to a noon tipoff. The tipoff for the St. Johns at Lima Central Catholic girls game today is at 5 p.m. FRIDAY Boys Basketball Vanlue at Jefferson, 6 p.m. Cory-Rawson at Ottoville, 6 p.m. Fort Jennings at Arlington, 6 p.m. (postponed to Feb. 17) Spencerville at St. Henry, 6 p.m. Lincolnview, Van Wert and Crestview at VWC Hospital Tip-Off Classic, 6/7:30 p.m. Elida Tip-Off Classic, 6:30/8 p.m. SATURDAY Girls Basketball St. Marys Memorial at St. Johns, noon Lima Senior at Van Wert, noon Ottoville at Lincolnview, 1 p.m. Bluffton at Fort Jennings, 1 p.m. Kalida at OttawaGlandorf, 1 p.m. Boys Basketball Jefferson at Ridgemont, 6 p.m. Ayersville at Fort Jennings, 6 p.m. Minster at Spencerville, 6 p.m. Lincolnview, Van Wert and Crestview at VWC Hospital Tip-Off Classic, 6/7:30 p.m. Vanlue at Kalida, 6 p.m. Columbus Grove at Van Buren, 6 p.m. Elida Tip-Off Classic, 6:30/8 p.m. Wrestling Lincolnview at Wayne Trace Invitational, 9 a.m. Jefferson and Van Wert at Oak Harbor Invitational, 10 a.m. Spencerville and Elida at Coldwater Sielski Invitational, 10 a.m. Columbus Grove at CoryRawson Dual Meet, 10 a.m.

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Mayor taps George Pool comes under scrutiny temporary safety service director
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BY NANCY SPENCER Herald Editor nspencer@delphosherald.com DELPHOS Pleas from the public to find a solution to the citys budget woes without closing the Delphos Municipal Swimming Pool were heard Monday evening. Councils Parks and Rec Committee met to go over the pool/concessions and parks expenses and revenues. Resident Mark Correll said he would be willing to pay a little more for a season ticket if it meant he didnt have to leave Delphos to swim in the summer. If I have to drive somewhere else, that takes time and gas, he said. Id pay a little more if I could just stay here and use our pool. Van Wert resident Jean Gemmer also spoke. I dont live here but I work here and Ive been a season ticket holder for several years, she began. I have a lot of childhood memories at the pool. Van Werts pool closed in 2000 and this year, the city proposed an aquatic center the citizens immediately voted down. Once you close something, its difficult to get the support to bring it back. Your pool is a historical landmark. Its also the only pool in Van Wert County. You need to increase the PSAs to the media and reach out to other communities. You also need to talk positively about the pool and encourage other communities to see its value. Resident Vicki Gossman outlined other benefits to having the pool. People dont just swim when theyre here, Gossman said. They eat out, they do their grocery shopping. Gossman also proposed fundraisers to support the operations of the pool. Committee Chair Mark Clement reminded residents that council cant legally run fundraisers to support city functions. That activity would have to be supported by civic groups. Parks Superintendent Craig Mansfield said the parks and pool already have a great group of supporters behind them. See POOL, page 11 BY NANCY SPENCER Herald Editor nspencer@delphosherald.com DELPHOS City Administrative Assistant Sherryl George can add another plaque to her desk for a while. Mayor Michael Gallmeier named George the citys temporary safety service director on Tuesday. When you look at all the jobs Sherryl has firsthand knowledge of and that she touches almost everything that passes through the safety service directors office, I believe she will be able to make this appointment work, Gallmeier said. I have given this a lot of thought and believe that

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George together, along with everyones help and cooperation, we can manage the daily business of the city until a new safety service director is chosen. See GEORGE, page 11

Metzger new Elida police chief


BY CYNTHIA YAHNA Herald Correspondent news@delphosherald.com ELIDA Dale Metzger is the new chief of police in Elida. Mayor Ron Klopfenstein made it official by presenting Metzger to the village council Tuesday evening. Dale is who I am recommending and hiring for the new position as chief of police, Klopfenstein said. He is going to do a heck of a job for us. He will begin on Monday. See ELIDA, page 11

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Food drive items total more than $2,450


Information submitted FORT JENNINGS The Fort Jennings Student Council held a food drive at the high school Nov. 19-21. It was a contest between the classes they called The Food Fight and Toiletry Tantrum. Each class was asked to compete against the other classes by bringing in food items such as canned vegetables, Raman noodles, peanut butter, toilet paper, laundry detergent and other items of need. Clothing was donated on Wednesday of the competition. All items were donated to the Putnam County Thrift Store for use in the county. According to advisor Jeff Jostpille, the object of the contest was to have the highest points bought in on the days of the competition. The items were pre-assigned points and would be brought in and placed on the stage with all items from their class. Everyone knew what items to collect and what they were worth through

With the items collected are, from left, Jeff Hoersten, Nicole Ricker, Kyle Maag, Jamie Saum, Troy Ricker, Connor Wallenhorst, Alyssa Louth, Griffin Morman, Erik Klausing, Michael Fields and Craig Stewart (reclining). (Submitted photo)

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announcements and signs hung around the building. One of the two food days would be doubles-points day and the other would be triple-points day but that would not be determined until the assembly on Friday after the competition. The idea was to get together as a class and devise a plan that would maximize the point totals for the amount of food and clothing that students had collected. See DRIVE, page 11

Americans not alone in enjoying Thanksgiving feast


BY STEPHANIE GROVES Staff Writer sgroves@delphosherald.com While Americans are sitting down to their annual Thanksgiving dinner Thursday, they will be joined by Brazil and China to express gratitude and enjoy grand feasts. In the US., it is a time to remember the pilgrims who celebrated the autumn harvest with a feast of thanks known as the First Thanksgiving Day Feast, which was held as a gesture of thanks to Almighty God. It was celebrated in Plymouth in 1621. President George Washington proclaimed the first nation-wide thanksgiving celebration in America marking November 26, 1789, as a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and single favors of Almighty God. The Ambassador of Brazil, Joaquim Nabuco, who was fascinated with the concept of Thanksgiving, proposed a law which was signed by president Gaspar Dutra in 1949 establishing a National Day of Thanksgiving. In 1966, Brazil designated the fourth Thursday of November to be its official Thanksgiving holiday. Dia de Acao de Gracas Thanksgiving Day in Portuguese is marked with people offering their prayers and appreciation to God for the abundant harvest and all His blessings. Houses are decorated with a harvest season theme and the Thanksgiving feast is prepared and shared among families, neighbors and friends. The Brazilian holiday follows the American tradition but is unique for its colorful, flamboyant carnivals. With the spread of western culture, Thanksgiving is celebrated in many parts of China, with the majority of the observances for the holiday taking place in the city of Hong Kong. The Chinese follow the American date as the tale of Indians, pilgrims and sailing ships are more familiar to them. In schools, teachers explain the meaning of Thanksgiving a day to thank God for the blessings bestowed on humanity to their students. See FEAST, page 11

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Thanksgiving traffic safety reminder


Information submitted LIMA To prevent fatal, as well as serious injury crashes, local law enforcement agencies in Allen County will be out over the long Thanksgiving holiday in full force from now until Dec. 2 enforcing traffic laws, including seat belt use, impaired driving and speeding as well as other risky behaviors. When worn correctly, seat belts are proven to reduce the risk of fatal injury to frontseat occupants by 45 percent and by 60 percent in pickup trucks, SUVs and minivans. During 2012, seven people died in seven fatal crashes in Allen County; however, 20 people were vehicle occupants in those fatal crashes. Of the seven fatalities, 57 percent chose not to use appropriate safety equipment, including seat belts and one motorcyclist who did not wear a helmet. Of the 20 vehicle occupants, 61.5 percent chose to wear a seat belt, avoiding serious or even fatal injury. In 2012, 10,322 (4.6 percent increase over 2011) people died in highway crashes across the nation, involving a driver or motorcycle operator with an illegal blood alcohol concentration of .08 or higher; that is one person every 53 minutes. In Ohio, during the same time, 470 people died in a crash involving an impaired driver; in Allen County, three died in such crashes. We can prevent even one more person from dying or being seriously injured in an impaired driving crash. It is up to us to CHOOSE to make our roads safer: CHOOSE to use a seat belt; it is the best protection against death or serious injury in a crash; If you CHOOSE to drink CHOOSE not to drive; CHOOSE to plan a safe way home before the festivities begin; Before drinking, CHOOSE to designate a nondrinking driver; If youre impaired, CHOOSE to call for a taxi, call a sober friend or family member, or use public transportation; If you happen to see a drunk driver on the road, CHOOSE to call law enforcement; And remember, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over. If you know someone who is about to drive or ride a motorcycle while impaired, CHOOSE to take their keys and help them make other arrangements to get to where they are going safely.

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OBITUARIES
LaDonna M. Brownie Metzger
July 9, 1926Nov. 24, 2013 LaDonna M. Brownie M e t z g e r, 87, of Spencerville, died at 4:47 a.m. Sunday at St. Ritas Medical Center. She was born July 9, 1926, in Hume to Ortha and Lea (Bowsher) Fantz, who preceded her in death. On Aug. 12, 1944, she married Vernon Metzger, who preceded her in death on June 30, 2004. Survivors include a son, Lyle Metzger of Spencerville; two daughters, Cheryl (Nick) George of Lima and Deb (Bill Harman) Laudick of Spencerville; six grandchildren, Angela (Timothy) Wagner of Bluffton, Paula (Matt) Russell of Toledo, Lorrie George and Rusty George of Lima, Stacy Friesner of Russells Point and Bill Harman Jr. of Mason; and six greatgrandchildren, Elijah Wenger, Aiden Stewart, Tyler Friesner, Maddie Friesner, Joey Harman and Brady Harman. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Donovan Fantz. Funeral services will begin at 10:30 a.m. today at Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home, Spencerville, the Rev. Elaine Mikesell officiating. Burial will be in Spencerville Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials are to Roselawn Manor Activity Fund or donors choice.

Winfred E. Bud Agness


Sept. 25, 1925 Nov. 25, 2013

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Alice Fischbach
Aug. 3, 1930-Nov. 26, 2013 Alice M. Fischbach, 83, of Fort Jennings, died at 3:15 p.m. Tuesday at her residence. She was born Aug. 3, 1930, in Fort Jennings to Fred and Martha (Ricker) Lucke, who preceded her in death. She married Raphael J. Fischbach, who passed on June 6, 1993. Survivors include a son, Kenny (Julie) Fischbach of Fort Jennings; two daughters, Lynette Fischbach of Elida and Cheryl Feathers of Fort Jennings; seven sisters, Betty (Rick) Ricker, Wilma Humpert and Josie (Arnie) Mohler all of Delphos, Norma Burgei of Ottoville, Doris (Art) Neidert and Karen (Larry) Heitmeyer both of Fort Jennings and Sister Mary Ann Lucke of Tiffin; a sister-in-law, Ruth Lucke of Fort Jennings; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by two sons, David and Paul Fischbach; a sister, Vera Menke; three brothers, John, Elmer and Donald Lucke; and one grandson, Ryan Feathers. She worked at JCPenney for 22 years. Mrs. Fischbach enjoyed crocheting and working of crossword puzzles. She also enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. A Mass of Christian burial will be at noon Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Fort Jennings, where there will be a memorial visitation one hour prior to the service with the Rev. Charles Obinwa officiating. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Friday at Harter and Schier Funeral Home, where there will be a Parish Wake at 7:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church. To leave online condolences for the family, visit www. harterandschier.com.

Ralph E. Prine
Sept. 30, 1957Nov. 25, 2013 Ralph E. Prine, 56, of Delphos, died at 5:55 p.m. Monday at St. Ritas Medical Center. He was born Sept. 30, 1957, in Lima to Larry Prine and Betty (Carles) Moser. His father preceded him in death. His mother survives in Findlay. On March 31, 1980, he married Lucy M. Barnett, who survives in Delphos. Other survivors include three daughters, Yvonne (Ben) Twining and Lena (Brian) Bailey of Lima and Sarah Prine of Delphos; two sisters, Virginia Christman of Findlay and Patty Prine of Tulsa, Okla.; four brothers, Larry (Sharon) Prine of Howe, Ind., Dennis (Stephanie) Prine and Rodney (Kay) Prine of Lima and Eddie (Becky) Prine of Tulsa; two grandchildren, Colton and Ayden Bailey of Lima; three granddaughters by heart, Skylynn Prine, Dakota Gallaspie and Savannah Gallaspie of Lima; 18 nieces and nephews and 28 great-nieces and nephews; and his stepmother, Mary Prine of Tulsa. He was also preceded in death by his stepfather, Ron Moser; and a brother, Jay Allen Strunk. Ralph worked at Armys Auto Wrecking for more than 30 years as a parts mechanic. He graduated in 1976 from Lima Senior High School. He enjoyed playing golf and bowling and watching the Browns and Ohio State football. He loved spending time with his family and his beloved dog, Libby. Funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday at Harter and Schier Funeral Home, Pastor Wayne Prater officiating. Burial will be in Ridge Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Friday and one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the funeral home. Preferred memorials are to the family.

Winfred E. Bud Agness, 88, of Spencerville and formerly of Grover Hill, died at 9:55 a.m. Monday at Roselawn Manor Nursing Home in Spencerville, where he had resided since May 22, 2013. He was born Sept. 25, 1925, in Grover Hill to William Billy and Pearl (Hoy) Agness, who preceded him in death. On Oct. 3, 1945, he married his loving wife of 68 years, Mary H. Wilson, who survives in Spencerville. Other survivors include a son, William Bill Agness of Lima; a daughter, Yvonne Murdick of Worthington; and granddog Shelby. Funeral services will begin at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home, Spencerville, the Rev. Keith Hamblin officiating. Burial will be in Spencerville Cemetery, with military graveside rites conducted by the Spencerville Veterans. Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Preferred memorials are to Roselawn Manor Nursing Home Activities Fund. Condolences may be expressed at tbayliff@ woh.rr.com.

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RICHARDSON, Paul Gene, 74, of Delphos, Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10:30 a.m. today at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, the Rev. Dave Reinhart officiating. Burial will follow in Walnut Grove Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Relay for Life of Delphos. Online condolences may be shared at www.strayerfuneralhome.com.

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TODAY: Partly cloudy. Chance of flurries in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 20s. Northwest winds 15 to 20 mph. TONIGHT: Partly cloudy. Lows 15 to 20. West winds 5 to 15 mph. THANKSGIVING DAY: Partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 30s. Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph. THURSDAY NIGHT: Partly cloudy through midnight then clearing. Lows around 20. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. FRIDAY: Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 30s. FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY:

Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 20s. Highs in the upper 30s. SATURDAY NIGHT: Partly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of rain and snow after midnight. Lows in the upper 20s. SUNDAY: Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain and snow. Highs in the lower 40s. SUNDAY NIGHT: Cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain and snow. Lows in the lower 30s. MONDAY: Cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain. Highs in the lower 40s. MONDAY NIGHT: Mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s. TUESDAY: Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 40s.

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Kasich authorizes State Disaster Relief for Cloverdale
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Baptist Village to require Auglaize St. tap in Marion Church hosts


BY STEPHANIE GROVES Staff Writer sgroves@delphosherald.com OTTOVILLE During Monday nights village council meeting, members discussed mandating Auglaize Street residents to tap into the new sewer system and the time frame they will have to have the work done. Mayor Ron Miller said homes inspections will be performed to see if residents have a sump pump. Council member Tony Langhals asked what would happen if residents did not have the work completed by a certain date. Either we supply the contractor or they use their own contractor, Miller stated. Councilman Jerry Markward said if it is not done, the village will supply the contractor. They had a chance to get their own contractor, Markward said. Council members Tim Rieger said its only residents that have sump pumps that are being asking to tap in and not those who do not have a sump pump or basement. Aspen Energy Corporation representative Marc Hollinger addressed council explaining electric residential aggregation and establishing a program for the village. Aggregation is a process where communities combine their residents into a large buying group, which results in increased buying power and stable rates for members, Hollinger said. Hollinger explained that opt-out is the easiest way for people to shop and residents need to do nothing to participate in the program they just have to consent to establishing the program. He said that opt-out aggregation programs usually provide better rates than opt-in program due to a larger aggregation group and corresponding higher energy demand. In order for the village to create an aggregation program, a majority of the residents have to pass a ballot issue authorizing the village to negotiate the rates on their behalf. After the ballot issue, the village negotiates rates and chooses a supplier. All eligible residents are automatically included in the program unless they choose to opt-out. Prior to enrollment, all eligible residents are mailed notices detailing the program and are offered a specific time frame to remain in the program or to not participate by opting-out. Once it is agreed on, not everybody is locked in and those residents who vote against it can opt out, Miller stated. Hollinger said that the initial enrollment is usually around 80-90 percent and the implementation takes close to 30 days. We will take it to the voters who will have 60 days to make a decision and shop through different suppliers, Miller said. Its a way of pooling folks together. In the Board of Public Affairs (BPA) report, Dan Honigford and Phil Hilvers said some residents have been questioning them about tapping into Auglaize Street sewer and would like to get the resolution approved and get started with the work. The new water meter reader will not be here in time for the training of its use before the next meter reading date, Honigford stated. It has to be built. In October, council was informed that the Ohio Public Works Commission (OPWC) application that was submitted by Brian Goubeaux from Choice One Engineering in September for sewer lining Auglaize Street sanitary line with a price tag of $64,900 is in the running to be funded. Miller said the village should know more about the $58,400 grant for the sanitary line in the near future. The grant will be awarded sometime in June or July, Miller said. Maintenance Supervisor Barry Koester presented a quote for approximately $6,000 from Mr. Manhole for the repair of five manholes four on Church Street and one on Main Street which have asphalt that heaves around the manhole. During the winter, it becomes a maintenance issues with snow plow blades catching on the asphalt. The asphalt will be ground down so plows do not catch on it, Koester said. The next council meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Dec. 23 in council chambers.

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Todd Sivnksty

Information submitted DELPHOS You are invited to attend special meetings with Evangelist Todd Sivnksty at Marion Baptist Church at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday and at 7 p.m. MondayWednesday. Todd grew up in the home of an Evangelist. He and his wife, Krista, have been in Evangelism for more than 13 years. Todd will bring messages from Gods word and their family will be sharing special music. Marion Baptist Church is located on the corner of Bloomlock Road and Defiance Trail just four miles southeast of Delphos.

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COLUMBUS Governor John R. Kasich authorized use of State Disaster Relief funds Tuesday to assist the Villages of Cloverdale (Putnam County) and Jerry City (Wood County) as they continue to recover from the severe storms and tornadoes that impacted Ohio on Nov. 17. Ive reached out to local officials across the impacted areas to make sure the state is doing all we can to help our neighbors get back on their feet, said Kasich. Both Cloverdale and Jerry City are in need of some additional assistance, so were going to Work Shoes help them get through this and and Boots will continue to monitor the BUILT FOR WORK, situation in case future needs KNOWN FOR COMFORT arise. The State Disaster Relief 9 models in Program is an authorized reimstock all with a bursement program intended 30 DAY COMFORT to provide assistance to local GUARANTEE governments and eligible private non-profits organizations for costs associated with debris CA 309 removal, emergency protec6 Work tive measures and permanent Boot work. The Ohio Emergency Management Agency (Ohio Motorists will encounter construction in the area of I-75 and Information submitted EMA) continues to work with U.S. 36 near Piqua. Two lanes of traffic will remain open in each local communities in affected COLUMBUS The Ohio Department of Transportation is direction on I-75 in this area. areas to determine the impact I-75, Auglaize County of the severe storms and tor- reminding motorists to buckle up, drive sober and avoid distracCA 809 Motorists will encounter construction in the area of I-75 near tions especially this holiday weekend. nadoes. lane will remain open in each direction leading The best defense for preventing crashes, injuries and fatali- Cridersville. One On Nov. 17, the Ohio EMA 8 Work Save up to $5.00 lb. began monitoring potential ties is avoiding distracted driving, wearing your seat belt and not up to the Thanksgiving Holiday. Two lanes will be open beginBoot USDA Choice27 at noon. ning Wednesday, November severe weather throughout the drinking and driving, said ODOT Director Jerry Wray. to $1.81 NORTHCENTRAL OHIO While construction work is suspended over the holiday, many state. The State Emergency Save up U.S. Route 250, Huron County Operations Center was activat- permanent work zone restrictions remain in place. Below is a list U.S. 250, at its overlap with SR 162 in Fitchville Twp., is ed and the SEOC Assessment of many of the notable highway construction projects that could closed for a bridge replacement project over the Vermilion River. room was staffed around the impact your Thanksgiving holiday travel. Regular or Thick Cut Detour is posted. CENTRAL OHIO clock from Nov.17-19. A I-90/State Route 611, Lorain County I-270, Franklin County line of severe thunderstorms selected varieties I-90, at its interchange with SR 611 (mile marker 151) in the NOW THROUGH END OF NOV. The ramp from U.S. Route 23 south to I-270 on the southern moved across Ohio during the afternoon and continued outerbelt east is closed as part of the I-270 widening project. The city of Avon, is restricted to two narrowed lanes of traffic in each moving east with a constant detour is U.S. Route 23 north to SR 104 east to U.S. Route 33 direction as part of a bridge rehabilitation project. SR 611 is also FOR OVER 50 YEARS! string of intense activity into east to I-270. Alternatively take I-270 west to U.S. Route 62 south restricted to one lane of traffic in each direction. Motorists should expect delays and allow for extra time as they travel this area to I-270 east. the evening. At its peak, the during the construction of this project, and are encouraged to find I-71 South, Cleveland to Columbus storm packed winds reachGood news! Except for a small, four-mile section in Morrow alternative routes around the project if possible. ing 40-50 mph, with some 242 N. Main St., Ph. 419-692-0921 wind reports indicating gusts County, I-71 southbound is now three lanes from Cleveland to Mon.-Fri. 8-6:30 Sat. 8-5 lb. of 75-85 mph. Wind damage Columbus. ODOT decided to open the third lane for the majority See ODOT, page 12 24ease oz. congestion especially during the holidays. to buildings, trees and power of I-71 south to Product of the United States The first of three projects to widen 25 miles of I-71 in lines was reported, especially in the western part of the state. Delaware and Morrow Counties was completed earlier this year Save up to $3.00 lb.95 and the Richland County line. That section is between SR Kretschmar Save $7.96 on 4 three lanes on I-71 both north and southbound. Virginia Brand Work on the $102 million widening project between U.S. 36 All Varieties in Delaware County and SR 95 in Morrow County is at the half It is natural for people to develop negative thoughts and feelings. Although it is way point. While most of southbound is three lanes, all of northnot easy to get rid of these negatives, Its important that people learn to focus bound I-71 is still two lanes. The third lane for northbound I-71 instead on more positive thoughts and ideas. wont be complete until next year. One technique often recommended for getting rid of negative thoughts and feelCOLUMBUS (AP) EASTERN OHIO ings is to replace them with mental pictures of peaceful scenes, such as the light Republicans and Democrats in I-70, Licking County of the moon on water, the ocean washing gently on the sand, or the stars twinkling Ohios capital city are launchTwo bridge replacements projects are ongoing in Licking on a clear, quiet night. ing a joint effort to explore County on I-70 and two lanes of traffic will be maintained in Are you a user of little negatives? Do such phrases as I dont think I can do landing a national political con- each direction. The project locations are: Muskingum/Licking that or Im afraid Ill be late clutter up your conversation? vention for Columbus in 2016. County line, one-half mile east of SR 668/Gratiot Canal Rd. (2 95% Fat Free, No MSG, Filler or Gluten You may not even realize it when you use negatives words and phrases. RegardThe Columbus 2016 coalition miles west of SR 79 )- Motorists are reminded that at the location less, if you use them enough, they can condition you to think negatively, too. Before will lead the effort with the sup- of this project I-70 pk. to the lb. eastbound traffic will experience a shift Limit 4 - Additionals 2/$5 it, little12 you know negatives will clutter up your mind, as well as your conversation. port of Mayor Michael Coleman, median where each of the 12-foot driving lanes are separated by a Sometimes, simply thinking of peaceful words and expressions might do the trick. Columbus Partnership and permanent median barrier wall. Motorists are urged to drive with Often, its not the on little negatives that stand in the way of a positive attitude. Experience Columbus, the citys caution through this area and to obey all posted signs. Save $1.80 3 who Save up to $2.00 lb. convention and visitors bureau. Its the big ones. People consistently talk negatively not only affect themWESTERN OHIO The group said Tuesday selves and their attitudes but others who are I-75, Montgomery County that landing a convention can around them. I-75 from Third St. to Main St. is under construction due to the mean as many as 45,000 visi- modernization of the interstate through the city of Dayton. Two On the other hand, people who carry on tors 15,000 of them U.S. lanes of traffic will remain open to northbound motorists. Three personal and group conversations with upbeat and international media lanes will be open to southbound motorists. Motorists need to words and expressions give themselves and and $150 million to $200 mil- stay alert, as altered traffic patterns currently exist at this location. others plenty to be positive about. lion for a citys economy. 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Information submittted PUTNAM COUNTY Applications for the 2014 Putnam County Junior Fair Board and 4-H Camp Counselors are available at the Extension Office or on the Putnam County 4-H website. The Junior Fair Board and 4-H Camp Counselors is open to all 4-H youth (current freshman-senior) and is a great opportunity to help coordinate events at the Putnam County Fair and/ or camp. Applications are due Dec. 6. Junior Fair Board and 4-H Camp Counselor interviews are scheduled for Dec. 19-20. The official Steer ID Day is scheduled from 8:30-9:30 a.m. Jan. 4, 2014. Those registering to show steers at the 2014 Putnam County Fair must bring the animal(s) to the Fairgrounds that morning for nose printing, tagging and weighing. Exhibitors need to be on hand to fill out information on the nose print cards. Entry forms are due to the Extension Office Dec. 31. Entry forms can be obtained by 419-523-6294. If you have questions, please call the Extension office at 419-523-6294.

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Vantage Blue Chippers are students who have a 4.0 GPA and perfect attendance for a nine-week period. Congratulations to the following Blue Chippers for their outstanding accomplishment during the first quarter of the 2013-14 school year, front from left, Libbi Brown (Delphos Jefferson), Clirissa McMonigal (Continental), Danielle Miles (Wayne Trace), Ashleigh DeLeon (Parkway), Haley Sinning (Van Wert) and Shana Brincefield (Lincolnview); and back, Derek Schroeder (Kalida), David Leathers (Delphos St. Johns), Adam Jurczyk (Van Wert), LaShawne Granger (Van Wert) and Quintin Mengerink (Van Wert). Unavailable for the picture were Layna Mihm (Van Wert) and Emily Pastor (Paulding). Keep up the good work! (Submitted photo)

Allen County high school seniors receive Honda-Ohio Award


Information submitted ALLEN COUNTY Eleven highachieving Allen County high school seniors received the Honda/OSU Math Medal Award from a partnership between Honda of America Manufacturing, Inc., and The Ohio State University. The award recognizes the top senior mathematics student in 230 high schools in southwest and central Ohio. Math Medal winners from Allen County and their high schools are Nicholas Bockey, St. Johns; Kenidi Ulm, Jefferson; Katherine Inskeep, Bath; Avinash Rajasekaran, Shawnee; Aaron Reed, Lima Senior; Wyatt Roberts, Perry; Aaron Runk, Allen East; Jaegar Schlumpberger, Lima Central Catholic; Anthony Siefker, Elida; Erin Stetler, Spencerville; and Stephen Tatarkov, Bluffton. This is the 10th anniversary of the central region Math Medal Awards presented by the Honda-Ohio State Partnership Program, a university-industry partnership that supports programs in education and research to benefit the transportation industry. This year 134 seniors from 15 counties in central Ohio received the award. Honorees attended the central region ceremony on Nov. 7 at Honda of America in Marysville. Recognized as their schools top math student in the Class of 2014, each student received a pewter math medal, plaque and $100 gift card from Honda of America Manufacturing and Ohio State Universitys College of Engineering. In addition, the math medal award comes with a $3,000 scholarship opportunity at Ohio States College of Engineering for the 2014-15 academic year. Over the past nine years, 110 Central Ohio region Math Medal recipients have gone on to receive the $3,000 scholarship at Ohio States College of Engineering. This prestigious honor recognizes students who excel in math and science, and serves as an indicator that an engineering career may suit them well, said David B. Williams, dean of Ohio State College of Engineering. These are all outstanding students, who we hope will become Buckeye engineers.

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TODAY 9 a.m. - noon Putnam County Museum is open, 202 E. Main St. Kalida. 11:30 a.m. Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff St. Noon Rotary Club meets at The Grind. 6 p.m. Shepherds of Christ Associates meet in the St. Johns Chapel. 7 p.m. Bingo at St. Johns Little Theatre. THURSDAY 9-11 a.m. The Delphos Canal Commission Museum, 241 N. Main St., is open. 11:30 a.m. Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff St. 1-3 p.m. The Delphos Museum of Postal History, 339 N. Main St., is open 5-7 p.m. The Interfaith Thrift Store is open for shopping. 7:30 p.m. American Legion Post 268, 415 N. State St. FRIDAY 7:30 a.m. Delphos Optimist Club, A&W DriveIn, 924 E. Fifth St. 11:30 a.m. Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff St. 1-4 p.m. Interfaith Thrift Store is open for shopping. SATURDAY 9 a.m.-noon Interfaith Thrift Store is open for shopping. St. Vincent dePaul Society, located at the east edge of the St. Johns High School parking lot, is open. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Delphos Postal Museum is open. 12:15 p.m. Testing of warning sirens by Delphos Fire and Rescue. 1-3 p.m. Delphos Canal Commission Museum, 241 N. Main St., is open. 7 p.m. Bingo at St. Johns Little Theatre. SUNDAY 1-3 p.m. The Delphos Canal Commission Museum, 241 N. Main St., is open. MONDAY 11:30 a.m. Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff St. 6:30 p.m. Shelter from the Storm support group meets in the Delphos Public Library basement. 7 p.m. Delphos City Council meets at the Delphos Municipal Building, 608 N. Canal St. Delphos Parks and Recreation board meets at the recreation building at Stadium Park. Washington Township trustees meet at the township house. 7:30 p.m. Spencerville village council meets at the mayors office. Delphos Eagles Auxiliary meets at the Eagles Lodge, 1600 Fifth St. 8 p.m. The Veterans of Foreign Wars meet at the hall. TUESDAY 11:30 a.m. Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff Street. 7 p.m. Delphos Coon and Sportsmans Club meets. 7:30 p.m. Alcoholics Anonymous, First Presbyterian Church, 310 W. Second St. WEDNESDAY 9 a.m. - noon Putnam County Museum is open, 202 E. Main St., Kalida. 11:30 a.m. Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff St. Noon Rotary Club meets at The Grind. 6 p.m. Shepherds of Christ Associates meet in the St. Johns Chapel. 6:30 p.m. Delphos Kiwanis Club meets at the Eagles Lodge, 1600 E. Fifth St.

We had a few days of sunshine this week. The girls took advantage of it and raked up the rest of the leaves in our yard. We still have some here and there but the most part of them are picked up. What a relief before the weather gets too much cooler. Daughter Elizabeth is off all week from the factory and the school-age children will only have a three-day school week. I bought two turkeys for our Thanksgiving dinner. Both are around 20 pounds. I have only one oven so hopefully I can figure out a way to cook both at the same time. It seems like after Thanksgiving Day is over, Christmas seems really close already. Every year just seems to go faster than the one before. Every year we are all another year older. Our third-oldest child, Verena, will be 16 in a few weeks. I cannot believe she is that old already. Next year daughter Elizabeth will leave her

teenage years. Daughter Susan will turn 18 in January. Son Benjamin is in his last year of school and daughter Loretta has only one more after this one. I treasure evenings when we all gather around our table to eat supper. Everyone shares about how their days went. Making memories! The girls enjoy singing as they wash the supper dishes. It makes you want to stay right in this stage of life. We know it wont always be like this but trust the Lord will guide us through the years. Time does not stand still for anyone. I probably baked my first and last gooseberry pie. It was not a hit with Joe and the children. I wasnt too fond of the gooseberry taste but am glad I got to try it. Today is laundry day. It looks like we will have to hang it in the basement. Looks like rain. We had a storm go through Sunday afternoon while we were at Jacob and Emmas house
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after church services. The tornado sirens in the nearby town went off. On Monday, this area was without electricity so the public school was closed for the day. The children were excited to have a day off. Everything looked dark outside Monday morning with all the neighbors yard lights out. How thankful we are when a bad storm passes through and not much damage. Other areas were not quite so fortunate. May God be with them and His blessings to all and everyone have a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving Day. This is a great soup for a cold winters day after all the turkey leftovers are gone! Cabbage Soup A couple meaty beef bones 1 small head cabbage (chopped) 4 big carrots (chopped) 12 stalks celery 2 onions (chopped) 4 6 potatoes (chopped) 2 quarts tomato chunks Cook until all is tender. Instead of using beef bones, chunks of beef can also be used.

President Catherine Hammons opened the November meeting of the Delphos CLC Court 40 with prayer. The trustees led the praying of the Rosary. Secretary Barbara Bockey read the roll call of officers and the minutes of last months meeting. One trustee was absent. Treasurer Mary Lou Beckman read the treasurers report. Beckman suggested the council purchase 100 postage stamps before the price goes up next year. All members were in agreement. Final plans for the Christmas dinner were made. The dinner will be held on at 6 p.m. Dec. 3 at the K of C hall. Irma Hilvers made a motion to have a $5 gift exchange for those who want to participate. Betty Ricker seconded the motion. Members trimmed a tree at the Delphos Canal Commission Museum on Nov. 12. They used mittens, gloves and pencils that will be distributed to those in

need. Carol Ricker made a motion to donate $25 to Vancrest Healthcare Center and Sara Jane Living Center. Lois Blankmeier seconded the motion. The present officers and trustees have agreed to remain in their positions for another year. They are: President Hammons, Vice President Raylene Fischer, Secretary Barbara Bockey, Treasurer Beckman and Trustees Hilvers, Leona Berelsman and Ruth Calvelage. Al members signed and wrote notes in Christmas cards to be sent to servicemen. There were two birthdays celebrated in November: Mary Thitoff and Carol Ricker. Carlene Gerdeman won the Attendance Award; and Lois Blankmeyer, Fischer, Hilvers and Calvelage won the 50-50. The next meeting will be the Christmas party at 6 p.m. Dec. 3. Chairladies are Gerdeman and Beckman, with Irma Hilvers, Jan Hilvers and Bockey as the committee.

NOV. 27-29 THURSDAY: The Thrift Shop is closed for Thanksgiving. FRIDAY: Beth Metzger, Darlene Kemper, Valeta Ditto and Mary Schnipke. SATURDAY: Valeta Ditto, Millie Spitnale, Janet Kroeger and Rosie Wittler. THRIFT SHOP HOURS: 5-7 p.m. Thursday; 1-4 p.m. Friday; and 9 a.m.- noon Saturday. Anyone who would like to volunteer should contact Catharine Gerdemann, 419-695-8440; Alice Heidenescher, 419-692-5362; Linda Bockey, 419-692-7145; or Lorene Jettinghoff, 419-6927331.

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Stockwell dominating in rout of Lady Apaches


dominated on the offen- sition with 33.5 seconds sive glass 8-0 (19-5 for showing to reduce that to the game in an overall 49-35. If there was any hope 38-30 edge), accounting for 15 more shots: they hit of an Archer comeback in RURAL SHERWOOD 8-of-20 versus 2-of-5 for the finale, Stockwells 12 Jefferson senior Rileigh the Archers. When senior counters ended them. The Stockwell dominated Jasmine McDougall put Wildcats kept adding to back a rebound their lead as the benches inside with a with 1.9 ticks emptied. career-high douJefferson ended up with on the clock, ble-double: 32 Delphos seized a a 27-of-62 shooting night points and 18 (3-of-6 downtown) for 43.5 20-5 edge. boards; as the The Archers percent; notching 18-of-30 Lady Wildcats did better at not singles (60%); and adding went on the road turning the ball 18 errors and 12 fouls. Tuesday night over in the second They visit Bluffton at 6 and handed host stanza three p.m. (junior varsity tip) Fairview a 74-47 and thus had Dec. 5. rout. Well take shooting more chances at We knew we the basket. With like that after we struggled had an advantage Stockwell Stockwell still in our opener, Hoffman inside with her setting the pace added. We were better and she worked hard to get good position to for the guests with seven in the man than the zone get shots. She also helped markers, Archer top scorer tonight; we were putting herself by getting so many Ali Hug (14 counters, 5 more pressure on their offensive rebounds (11), assists, 5 steals) dropped guards and shooters and Jefferson mentor Dave in five in the canto as the not giving up free looks. Hoffman explained. At the Archers outscored their foe They werent as good passsame time, our girls moved 17-14. They got the deficit ing the ball. Still, thats a the ball and got her the ball down to nine twice before much-improved team that in good position. We were Jefferson pushed it back to is still young. Antwerp netgetting the ball where we 13 34-21 on a ted 18-of-39 needed to all night. Overall, free toss by senior shooting (3-of-8 Deuel this was our best game of Lindsay triples) for 46.2 with 1:15 on the the season so far. percent; 8-ofStockwell got it going clock. A single 10 free throws from the start for the vet- by Hug with 34.8 (80%); and had eran Lady Wildcats (2-1) ticks on the board 20 fouls. They against the much younger made it 34-22 at visit Archbold Apaches (0-1), who only the half. Dec. 3. Jefferson again have one senior on the rosIn JV action, ter. She scored six points went with their J e f f e r s o n and grabbed seven boards pressure defense, improved to in the first period alone. especially manCulp 2-1 with a 36-15 It did take the Red and to-man, and again rout. White a time to get rolling, wrecked havoc with Sophomore Bailey with the Apaches netting the Antwerp ballhandlers, the first two baskets of forcing 13 more errors. Gorman led the winners the contest. However, once Stockwell continued her with nine counters. Chyenne Retcher counStockwell put back a miss assault on the basket with at the 5:20 mark, it was off seven markers as their lead tered with nine. VARSITY to the races. The visitors reached as high as 49-33 JEFFERSON (74) employed their trademark on her layup off a steal Taylor Stroh 1-0-2, full-court pressure defense with 50 ticks showing. and forced the hosts into However, Erin Marshall (8 Heather Pohlman 2-012 of their game total of points, 7 boards, 6 steals) 5, Brooke Culp 4-3-11, 34 miscues. As well, they hit a short banker in tran- Lindsay Deuel 0-1-1, Katie By JIM METCALFE Staff Writer jmetcalfe@delphosherald.com Goergens 2-0-5, Rileigh Stockwell 12-8-32, Gabby Pimpas 2-4-8, Shelby Koenig 2-2-6, Jasmine McDougall 2-0-4. Totals 25-2-18/30-74. FAIRVIEW (47) Olivia Kime 0-00, Alexis Johns 0-0-0, Christina Gebers 0-1-1, Allie Wonderly 0-0-0, Erin Marshall 4-0-8, Ali Hug 5-3-14, Katie Robinson 0-0-0, Emilee Carder 3-0-7, Sara Carder 2-26, Amelia Ankney 1-0-2, Kayla Bauer 1-2-4, Olivia Garrigus 2-0-5, Chyenne Retcher 0-0-0. Totals 15-38/10-47. Score By Quarters: Jefferson 20 14 15 25 74 Fairview 5 17 13 12 47 Three-point goals: Jefferson, Pohlman, Goergens; Fairview, Hug, E. Carder, Garrigus. JUNIOR VARSITY JEFFERSON (36) Taylor Stroh 3-1-7, Kiya Wollenhaupt 1-0-2, Mackenzie Hammons 1-02, Kelsey Berelsman 1-0-2, Lindsey Jettinghoff 1-0-2, Tori Black 2-0-4, Jessica Pimpas 3-1-7, Regan Nagel 1-1-3, Bailey Gorman 4-19. Totals 16-0-4/13-36. FAIRVIEW (15) Aubrey Breininger 0-0-0, Allie Wonderly 0-0-0, Olivia Kime 0-00, Alexis Johns 0-0-0, Katie Robinson 1-0-2, Chyenne Retcher 4-1-9, Kelsie Crites 2-0-4, Megan Breckler 0-0-0, Amelia Ankney 0-0-0. Totals 7-01/3-15. Score by Quarters: Jefferson 8 7 12 9 - 36 Fairview 0 2 9 4 - 15 Three-point goals: Jefferson, none; Fairview, none.

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Associated Press Week 12 TOTAL YARDAGE AMERICAN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE OFFENSE Yards Rush Pass Denver 4967 1331 3636 San Diego 4485 1219 3266 N. England 4080 1385 2695 Cincinnati 4010 1187 2823 Houston 3998 1280 2718 Indianapolis 3738 1209 2529 Pittsburgh 3734 850 2884 Tennessee 3672 1237 2435 Oakland 3671 1547 2124 Buffalo 3642 1475 2167 Kansas City 3595 1329 2266 Cleveland 3548 891 2657 N.Y. Jets 3468 1397 2071 Miami 3410 939 2471 Baltimore 3397 899 2498 Jacksonville 3113 735 2378 DEFENSE Yards Rush Pass Houston 3194 1304 1890 Cleveland 3367 1075 2292 Cincinnati 3444 1122 2322 N.Y. Jets 3552 799 2753 Baltimore 3619 1129 2490 Tennessee 3655 1264 2391 Pittsburgh 3775 1307 2468 Buffalo 3826 1307 2519 Kansas City 3860 1275 2585 Oakland 3929 1090 2839 Miami 3944 1362 2582 N.England 3961 1537 2424 Indianapolis 4060 1381 2679 Jacksonville 4134 1468 2666 Denver 4158 1043 3115 San Diego 4285 1249 3036 NATIONAL FOOTBALL CONFERENCE OFFENSE Yards Rush Pass Green Bay 4668 1539 3129 N. Orleans 4565 1075 3490 Philadelphia 4536 1657 2879 Detroit 4533 1141 3392 Washington 4311 1652 2659 Chicago 4097 1183 2914 Seattle 3943 1627 2316 Atlanta 3830 822 3008 Arizona 3674 976 2698 Minnesota 3624 1347 2277 Dallas 3589 877 2712 St. Louis 3571 1252 2319 N.Y. Giants 3563 972 2591 Carolina 3507 1389 2118 San Fran 3394 1486 1908 Tampa Bay 3337 1208 2129 DEFENSE Yards Rush Pass Seattle 3226 1242 1984 Carolina 3272 897 2375 N. Orleans 3409 1231 2178 San Fran 3428 1138 2290 Arizona 3488 894 2594 N.Y. Giants 3672 1087 2585 Tampa Bay 3807 1118 2689 St. Louis 3942 1225 2717 Green Bay 3956 1270 2686 Detroit 4013 968 3045 Chicago 4136 1597 2539 Atlanta 4193 1430 2763 Washington 4203 1226 2977 Minnesota 4411 1312 3099 Philadelphia 4597 1296 3301

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Dallas 4754 1470 3284 AVERAGE PER GAME AMERICAN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE OFFENSE Yards Rush Pass Denver 451.5 121.0 330.5 San Diego 407.7 110.8 296.9 N England 370.9 125.9 245.0 Cincinnati 364.5 107.9 256.6 Houston 363.5 116.4 247.1 Indianapolis 339.8 109.9 229.9 Pittsburgh 339.5 77.3 262.2 Tennessee 333.8 112.5 221.4 Oakland 333.7 140.6 193.1 Buffalo 331.1 134.1 197.0 Kansas City 326.8 120.8 206.0 Cleveland 322.5 81.0 241.5 N.Y. Jets 315.3 127.0 188.3 Miami 310.0 85.4 224.6 Baltimore 308.8 81.7 227.1 Jacksonville 283.0 66.8 216.2 DEFENSE Yards Rush Pass Houston 290.4 118.5 171.8 Cleveland 306.1 97.7 208.4 Cincinnati 313.1 102.0 211.1 N.Y. Jets 322.9 72.6 250.3 Baltimore 329.0 102.6 226.4 Tennessee 332.3 114.9 217.4 Pittsburgh 343.2 118.8 224.4 Buffalo 347.8 118.8 229.0 Kansas City 350.9 115.9 235.0 Oakland 357.2 99.1 258.1 Miami 358.5 123.8 234.7 N England 360.1 139.7 220.4 Indianapolis 369.1 125.5 243.5 Jacksonville 375.8 133.5 242.4 Denver 378.0 94.8 283.2 San Diego 389.5 113.5 276.0 NATIONAL FOOTBALL CONFERENCE OFFENSE Yards Rush Pass Green Bay 424.4 139.9 284.5 N Orleans 415.0 97.7 317.3 Philadelphia 412.4 150.6 261.7 Detroit 412.1 103.7 308.4 Washington 391.9 150.2 241.7 Chicago 372.5 107.5 264.9 Seattle 358.5 147.9 210.5 Atlanta 348.2 74.7 273.5 Arizona 334.0 88.7 245.3 Minnesota 329.5 122.5 207.0 Dallas 326.3 79.7 246.5 St. Louis 324.6 113.8 210.8 N.Y. Giants 323.9 88.4 235.5 Carolina 318.8 126.3 192.5 San Fran 308.5 135.1 173.5 Tampa Bay 303.4 109.8 193.5 DEFENSE Yards Rush Pass Seattle 293.3 112.9 180.4 Carolina 297.5 81.5 215.9 N Orleans 309.9 111.9 198.0 San Fran 311.6 103.5 208.2 Arizona 317.1 81.3 235.8 N.Y. Giants 333.8 98.8 235.0 Tampa Bay 346.1 101.6 244.5 St. Louis 358.4 111.4 247.0 Green Bay 359.6 115.5 244.2 Detroit 364.8 88.0 276.8 Chicago 376.0 145.2 230.8 Atlanta 381.2 130.0 251.2 Washington 382.1 111.5 270.6 Minnesota 401.0 119.3 281.7 Philadelphia 417.9 117.8 300.1 Dallas 432.2 133.6 298.5

Local Roundup

Information Submitted Shepherd on fire in T-Birds win over Lady Musketeers FORT JENNINGS Lima Central Catholics Meredith set a school record with seven threes scoring a game-high 23 in pacing the Lady Thunderbirds to a 76-47 rout over host Fort Jennings Tuesday night. The T-Birds opened with a 26-8 lead after one period. Cassie Lindeman paced the Lady Musketeers with 11 points. LIMA CENTRAL CATHOLIC (74) Shepherd 8-0-23, Donnell 6-720, Mohler 5-0-10, Santaguida 4-0-10, Kidd 1-2-5, Taflinger 2-05, Verhoff 1-0-3, Zerante 0-1-1. Totals 15/20-12/17-10/17-74. FORT JENNINGS (47) Ashley Gable 2-1-5, Emily Kehres 4-0-8, Cassie Lindeman 5-1-11, Erin Osting2-0-4, Jenna Calvelage 1-0-2, Gabby Clippinger 0-2-2, Alyssa Schimmoeller 2-0-6. Hannah Clay 3-3-9. Totals 17/412/6-7/14-47. Score by Quarter: Lima CC: 26 - 14 - 16 - 20 - 76 Ft. Jennings : 8 - 23 - 4 - 12 - 47 Three-point goals: LCC, Shepherd 7, Santaguida 2, Kidd,

Taflinger, Verhoff; Fort Jennings, chimmoeller 2, JV score: 38-34 Jennings Fighting Scots quell Beaver women By Ryan Schadewald Sports information assistant WOOSTER - The Bluffton University womens basketball team fell victim to an early firsthalf run and came up short at the College of Wooster, 86-68, on Tuesday. The Fighting Scots opened the game scoring 24 of the first 34 points and never trailed throughout the contest. The loss knocked the Beavers back to the .500 mark at 2-2, while Wooster stayed undefeated with a record of 5-0. Bluffton had four scorers in double figures, led by forward Brooke Ruffer (Stryker), who scored 16 points and grabbed eight boards in just 18 minutes of action before fouling out. Fellow sophomore Kaitlyn Pennekamp (Hamilton/ Ross) chipped in 15 points thanks to 3-of-10 shooting on triples. Freshman phenom Rachel Beining (Ottoville) had her fourth straight double-digit point total to start the season with 14 counters, as well as eight rebounds. Sophomore Taylor

Whitaker (Mansfield/Lexington) put up 10 points for the Beavers. The home team came out hot from the start, getting out to that quick 24-10 lead in the first nine minutes of the game and never looking back. A Whitaker deep ball trimmed the Wooster down to single digits before another Fighting Scot run pushed the lead back to 14. A Pennekamp layin would again make it a nine-point game before a 13-2 run gave Wooster a 45-26 lead at the 2:00 mark of the first half. Taylor Whitaker countered with five points to lead Bluffton on a 7-2 run to end the first half (47-33). The second period never really provided much of an opportunity for the visitors to get themselves back into the game. After the Scots went up by 18 points early in the second half, the Beavers were able to make one final run at Wooster by going on a 10-0 spurt, which began with a Ruffer bucket and freebie, as well as a big three from Pennekamp and a couple more foul shots from Beining that cut the deficit to 56-48 at the 12:56 mark. See ROUND UP, page 7

NFL Individual Leaders


Associated Press Punters Week 12 NFC Quarterbacks Foles, PHL A. Rodgers, GBY Brees, NOR R. Wilson, SEA Romo, DAL Glennon, TAM S. Bradford, STL M. Ryan, ATL M. Stafford, DET Cutler, CHI Rushers L. McCoy, PHL A. Peterson, MIN A. Morris, WAS Lynch, SEA Forte, CHI Lacy, GBY Gore, SNF Re. Bush, DET D. Murray, DAL Stacy, STL Receivers Garcon, WAS B. Marshall, CHI Cal. Johnson, DET J. Graham, NOR J. Nelson, GBY D. Bryant, DAL Cruz, NYG Douglas, ATL De. Jackson, PHL V. Jackson, TAM Att 162 251 439 275 408 269 262 443 465 265 Com 103 168 300 176 262 168 159 297 274 167 Yds 1554 2218 3647 2362 2915 1782 1687 3160 3495 1908 Avg 4.74 4.41 4.97 4.45 4.46 4.09 4.14 4.61 5.07 4.43 Avg 12.3 12.8 18.2 14.6 15.5 13.7 14.2 13.9 17.0 15.3 TD Int 16 0 15 4 28 8 19 6 23 7 13 4 14 4 18 12 24 12 13 8 LG TD 41t 5 78t 10 45t 5 43 9 55 7 56 6 34t 7 39 2 41 4 35 4 LG TD 44 3 44 9 87 11 56t 11 76t 7 79 8 70t 4 80t 2 61t 7 59t 5 A. Lee, SNF S. Martin, DET Nortman, CAR Weatherford, NYG Bosher, ATL Morstead, NOR Hekker, STL Donn. Jones, PHL Chr. Jones, DAL Locke, MIN Punt Returners Dw. Harris, DAL Sherels, MIN G. Tate, SEA Ginn Jr., CAR Hyde, GBY Page, TAM T. Austin, STL R. Randle, NYG Sproles, NOR P. Peterson, ARI Kickoff Returners C. Patterson, MIN Dw. Harris, DAL Hester, CHI Page, TAM Dam. Johnson, PHL Ginn Jr., CAR Scoring Touchdowns J. Graham, NOR Cal. Johnson, DET Lynch, SEA A. Peterson, MIN No 58 47 46 60 41 38 55 57 61 47 No 17 14 31 16 19 20 31 22 21 27 Yds 238 196 401 206 242 221 269 188 147 184 Yds 2827 2275 2189 2832 1928 1780 2516 2588 2748 2117 Avg 14.0 14.0 12.9 12.9 12.7 11.1 8.7 8.5 7.0 6.8 Avg 34.0 31.3 27.6 26.6 25.9 22.6 LG 62 72 72 68 63 61 63 70 62 65 Avg 48.7 48.4 47.6 47.2 47.0 46.8 45.7 45.4 45.0 45.0

OSU, Michigan go different ways after 2011 game


From Media Sources COLUMBUS A lot has happened in the two years since players from Ohio State and Michigan the Buckeyes with their heads down, the Wolverines wildly celebrating left the field at Michigan Stadium. After beating their rivals seven years in a row, the Buckeyes lost that 2011 game 40-34. At the time, it seemed as if the game might mark a tectonic shift for the two teams. Those were dark days for Ohio State, which had seven losses that season, its most since 1897. And the NCAA was about to levy sanctions that would rock the program. Michigan, under first-year coach Brady Hoke, captured its 10th win and appeared to have recaptured its national prominence after the woeful era of Rich Rodriguez. That one game appeared to have marked a sea change for both of the storied programs. Or did it? The third-ranked Buckeyes have won almost every game since and are in the thick of the national championship chase under coach Urban Meyer, who has not lost on their sideline. It is completely different. We were reeling my freshman year, defensive tackle Michael Bennett said. Then you have where we are a really strong team that is getting better every week. The confidence is through the roof. Meanwhile, Hoke is dealing with yet another late-season swoon and the maize and blue have more doubters than believers. Will Saturdays 110th edition of The Game flip things yet again? It was a nadir for Ohio State back in 2011. A season of innuendo, defections and investigations had resulted in the forced departure of coach Jim Tressel earlier that season. He was dismissed for failing to disclose

Att Yds 213 1009 226 997 195 970 208 925 191 851 197 806 188 779 160 737 125 634 141 624 No Yds 75 919 74 945 66 1198 65 946 61 947 61 835 60 851 60 833 58 985 58 888

LG TD 86t 1 86t 1 71 0 41 0 93t 1 52 0 98t 1 32 0 28 0 22 0 LG TD 109t 2 90 0 80 0 44 0 33 0 38 0 Ret 0 0 0 0 Pts 66 66 66 66

No Yds 32 1088 22 689 34 937 14 373 17 441 17 384

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TD Rush Rec 11 0 11 11 0 11 11 9 2 11 10 1

that several of his players had most likely received improper benefits from the subject of a federal drug probe. Defensive assistant Luke Fickell took over a team that was weakened further when three-year starting quarterback Terrelle Pryor jumped to the NFL. The rudderless Buckeyes were hanging on, winners of six of their 11 games, heading into the annual joust with the Wolverines. Freshman quarterback Braxton Miller overthrew a wide-open DeVier Posey in the final minute for what could have been a game-winning 76-yard touchdown. It was heartbreaking, safety C.J. Barnett said. We let the great state of Ohio down. A month later, Ohio State hired Meyer, an Ohio native who had spent a year as an ESPN analyst after winning two national titles at Florida. He didnt coach in the bowl game, which Ohio State lost in a final bit of irony to Florida 24-17. See OSU, page 7

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(Subject to change) Thursdays Games SOUTH Stillman (6-4) at Alabama St. (7-4), 4 p.m. Mississippi (7-4) at Mississippi St. (5-6), 7:30 p.m. SOUTHWEST Texas Tech (7-4) at Texas (7-3), 7:30 p.m. ___ Fridays Games EAST Bowling Green (8-3) at Buffalo (8-3), 1:30 p.m. Miami (8-3) at Pittsburgh (6-5), 3:30 p.m. SOUTH East Carolina (9-2) at Marshall (8-3), Noon Texas St. (6-5) at Troy (5-6), 2 p.m. Arkansas (3-8) at LSU (8-3), 2:30 p.m. FIU (1-10) at FAU (5-6), 3 p.m. South Florida (2-8) at UCF (9-1), 8 p.m. MIDWEST Toledo (7-4) at Akron (4-7), Noon Iowa (7-4) at Nebraska (8-3), Noon Miami (Ohio) (0-11) at Ball St. (9-2), 1 p.m. E. Michigan (2-9) at Cent. Michigan (5-6), 2 p.m. UMass (1-10) at Ohio (6-5), 2 p.m. SOUTHWEST SMU (5-5) at Houston (7-4), Noon FAR WEST Fresno St. (10-0) at San Jose St. (5-6), 3:30 p.m. Washington St. (6-5) at Washington (7-4), 3:30 p.m. Oregon St. (6-5) at Oregon (9-2), 7 p.m. ___ Saturdays Games EAST Rutgers (5-5) at UConn (1-9), Noon Boston College (7-4) at Syracuse (5-6), 3:30 p.m. Iowa St. (2-9) at West Virginia (4-7), 4 p.m. SOUTH Florida St. (11-0) at Florida (4-7), Noon Temple (1-10) at Memphis (3-7), Noon Duke (9-2) at North Carolina (6-5), Noon Wake Forest (4-7) at Vanderbilt (7-4), 12:21 p.m. Maryland (6-5) at NC State (3-8), 12:30 p.m. Southern Miss. (0-11) at UAB (2-9), 1 p.m. South Alabama (4-6) at Georgia St. (0-11), 2 p.m. Southern U. (7-4) vs. Grambling St. (1-9) at New Orleans, 2:30 p.m. Alabama (11-0) at Auburn (10-1), 3:30 p.m. Georgia (7-4) at Georgia Tech (7-4), 3:30 p.m.

Virginia Tech (7-4) at Virginia (2-9), 3:30 p.m. UTEP (2-9) at Middle Tennessee (7-4), 3:45 p.m. Arkansas St. (7-4) at W. Kentucky (7-4), 4 p.m. Tennessee (4-7) at Kentucky (2-9), 7 p.m. Louisiana-Monroe (5-6) at Louisiana-Lafayette (8-2), 7 p.m. Clemson (10-1) at South Carolina (9-2), 7 p.m. MIDWEST Kansas St. (6-5) at Kansas (3-8), Noon Ohio St. (11-0) at Michigan (7-4), Noon Minnesota (8-3) at Michigan St. (10-1), Noon Northwestern (4-7) at Illinois (4-7), 3:30 p.m. Purdue (1-10) at Indiana (4-7), 3:30 p.m. Penn St. (6-5) at Wisconsin (9-2), 3:30 p.m. Texas A&M (8-3) at Missouri (10-1), 7:45 p.m. SOUTHWEST North Texas (7-4) at Tulsa (3-8), 2:30 p.m. Tulane (7-4) at Rice (8-3), 3 p.m. Baylor (9-1) at TCU (4-7), 3:30 p.m. Louisiana Tech (4-7) at UTSA (6-5), 3:30 p.m. FAR WEST Air Force (2-9) at Colorado St. (6-6), 2 p.m. Colorado (4-7) at Utah (4-7), 2 p.m. Wyoming (5-6) at Utah St. (7-4), 2 p.m. BYU (7-4) at Nevada (4-7), 3:05 p.m. Idaho (1-10) at New Mexico St. (1-10), 3:30 p.m. Notre Dame (8-3) at Stanford (9-2), 7 p.m. UCLA (8-3) at Southern Cal (9-3), 8 p.m. Arizona (7-4) at Arizona St. (9-2), 9:30 p.m. New Mexico (3-8) at Boise St. (7-4), 10:15 p.m. San Diego St. (7-4) at UNLV (6-5), 10:30 p.m. Army (3-7) at Hawaii (0-11), 11 p.m. FCS PLAYOFFS First Round Lafayette (5-6) at New Hampshire (7-4), Noon Furman (7-5) at South Carolina State (9-3), 1 p.m. Bethune-Cookman (10-2) at Coastal Carolina (10-2), 1 p.m. Sacred Heart (10-2) at Fordham (11-1), 1 p.m. Tennessee State (9-3) at Butler (9-3), 1 p.m. Southern Utah (8-4) at Sam Houston State (8-4), 3 p.m. South Dakota State (8-4) at Northern Arizona (9-2), 8 p.m. Samford (8-4) at Jacksonville State (9-3), 8 p.m.

The Unmentionables and its not Bugs Bunny!


By JIM METCALFE Sports Editor jmetcalfe@delphosherald.com Its THAT week again. THAT refers to The Game, the archrivalry between Ohio State and That Team Up North Whose Name Should Not Be Spoken In Public. Just kidding almost!!! This is the week you gotta have fun with your friends who are fans of THEM, isnt it? Unfortunately, That Team isnt having the kind of season Buckeyes fans need not want; theres a part of me that wishes THEY would lose every game THEY play for them to secure a spot in the BCS title game. The Bucks need lots of help to get there: not only must they beat the aforementioned - and probably badly and That Team Up North State in the Big 10 title game but they need either Alabama to lose either this week in the Iron Bowl against Auburn (which could happen) or in the SEC title game or Florida State to lose this week to Florida when Hades freezes over or in the ACC title game. For the Buckeyes to compete at the highest levels from here on, they not only need to get the blue-chippers that Urban Meyer will bring in and win games but they need the Big 10 teams to also get their share of blue-chippers so they can win their games, especially non-league and hopefully not against Crawfis College! Is losing a football game worth a life? A woman at the Oakland Raiders O.co Coliseum the former Oakland-Alameda

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County Coliseum tried to jump from the upper deck to her death after the teams loss Sunday. Fortunately for her, 61-year-old Marine Corps veteran Donnie Navidad was there to lunge forward and save her life. She plunged 45 feet and he broke her fall enough as he also fell to the concrete to prevent her death, though she currently remains in the hospital in critical condition. This was not just an accident, either; Navidad was among a group of fans urging her not to jump. He is being hailed as a hero but as a veteran, he humbly deflects that deserved praise; how many people would have done nothing? He risked his own life to save a stranger added hed do it again in a minute. I do not pretend to know what other demons this woman was facing to make her try a permanent solution to a temporary problem but I re-iterate the question: is losing a football game worth a life? This is along the same lines. GQ has put together an online documentary series entitled Casualties of the Gridiron, reporting on what can happen to former players once the lights go dim on their careers.

One is about the plan of former quarterback Ray Lucas for how he was going to end his life, one he fortunately did not carry out. Basically, the reason for the series is put faces to the struggles these men are facing with mental, physical or monetary issues among maothersny and why many of them are either contemplating suicide or have actually done so. As Ive written before and probably will again sometime in the future because this issue is in the forefront of issues facing the National Football League I have no clue as to what its like to play at the highest levels of any sport, what these men had to do (the work theyve put in, for example) just to get to that level and stay there and what they go through when the game or their body tells them its time to go. I think it is very apropos for the NFL to take care of these guys without them, the NFL isnt even remotely what it is today as best they can and either provide resources directly or point them in the right direction. In all honesty, I believe that most of these guys actually did know the risks of what they were doing and willingly played the game for the sake of the game; its what they always wanted to do. They dont want a handout but a hand up because they do need help. Since we dont publish Thanksgiving Day, this column is going in todays issue. Happy/Merry/Dont get TOO full Thanksgiving!

OSU

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Since then, Meyer and the Buckeyes (11-0, 7-0 Big Ten) have played 23 games and won them all a school record. Meanwhile, Michigan has fallen off its perch. This is a big game for us and for this program, Michigan senior defensive tackle Mike Martin had said after the signature victory against the Buckeyes in 2011. For us to take this step as a team is huge and its something were never going to forget, these fans, and this fan base is never going to forget. If not forgotten, that victory certainly has faded. Soon after the Ohio State win, Hokes club beat No. 17 Virginia Tech in the Sugar Bowl but has gone 15-9 since. That includes a 26-21 loss to the Buckeyes a year ago. This year, the Wolverines (7-4, 3-4) climbed to No. 11 after

opening with five wins. Since then, theyve had dramatic upticks and lulls in production on offense. Theyve offered up yards and points on defense and, unlike almost Michigan teams in memory, have been unable to run for positive yardage. The fans are restless. There are murmurs that Hoke isnt recruiting or coaching up to the stratospheric standards set by the likes of Bo Schembechler, Fielding Yost and Fritz Crisler. Some of the Michigan players remember what it was like not so long ago. Really, what I loved was seeing the look on those seniors faces as they walked off, how excited they were and happy they were to beat Ohio that year, said cornerback Courtney Avery, who sealed the 2011 victory with an interception of Miller with 39 seconds left. Im just hoping and working so our senior class can walk off with the same excitement.

Leaders
(Continued from page 6) B. Marshall, CHI Ve. Davis, SNF Forte, CHI D. Bryant, DAL Fitzgerald, ARI R. Cooper, PHL Kicking Crosby, GBY Hauschka, SEA Hartley, NOR Feely, ARI Gould, CHI D. Bailey, DAL Walsh, MIN Henery, PHL P. Dawson, SNF Gano, CAR AFC Quarterbacks P. Manning, DEN P. Rivers, SND Roethlisberger, PIT Keenum, HOU Fitzpatrick, TEN TD Rush Rec 9 0 9 9 0 9 8 7 1 8 0 8 8 0 8 7 0 7 PAT 29-29 32-32 35-35 24-24 30-31 32-32 29-30 31-31 32-32 30-30 FG 25-29 24-25 20-26 22-24 19-20 18-20 19-21 17-22 16-19 16-18 Ret 0 0 0 0 0 0 Pts 56 54 50 48 48 42 Locker, TEN Brady, NWE Dalton, CIN Luck, IND Ale. Smith, KAN Rushers J. Charles, KAN Moreno, DEN Ry. Mathews, SND Chr. Johnson, TEN F. Jackson, BUF Ridley, NWE R. Jennings, OAK Be. Tate, HOU A. Foster, HOU Jones-Drew, JAX Receivers Ant. Brown, PIT And. Johnson, HOU A.. Green, CIN Ke. Wright, TEN Welker, DEN De. Thomas, DEN Edelman, NWE A. Gates, SND Cameron, CLE Woodhead, SND Punters 183 430 410 386 398 Att 200 187 164 187 141 135 109 129 121 171 111 257 252 226 235 Yds 918 824 721 705 591 576 553 544 542 539 1256 2896 2954 2593 2443 Avg 4.59 4.41 4.40 3.77 4.19 4.27 5.07 4.22 4.48 3.15 Avg 13.1 13.5 15.2 11.7 10.4 14.9 10.0 11.6 11.2 7.9 8 17 21 15 14 LG 46 25t 51 30t 59 23 80t 60 23 44 LG 47t 62t 82t 45 33 78t 44 56t 53 26t 4 7 15 7 5 TD 8 9 3 4 6 7 2 1 1 5 TD 6 5 6 2 9 10 4 3 6 5 Fields, MIA M. King, OAK Lechler, HOU Anger, JAX S. Powell, BUF Quigley, NYJ Ry. Allen, NWE McAfee, IND D. Colquitt, KAN Koch, BAL Punt Returners Doss, BAL Ant. Brown, PIT Benjamin, CLE Edelman, NWE McCluster, KAN Holliday, DEN Hilton, IND K. Martin, HOU Thigpen, MIA Br. Tate, CIN Kickoff Returners Holliday, DEN Todman, JAX Q. Demps, KAN Br. Tate, CIN K. Martin, HOU No 58 66 59 68 35 52 56 49 66 68 No 23 20 22 29 46 26 17 28 20 24 No 19 20 22 21 29 Yds 359 255 257 338 454 250 159 237 167 199 Yds 546 564 610 548 753 Yds 2856 3209 2852 3143 1613 2397 2574 2243 2995 3047 Avg 15.6 12.8 11.7 11.7 9.9 9.6 9.4 8.5 8.4 8.3 Avg 28.7 28.2 27.7 26.1 26.0 LG 66 66 65 61 66 67 65 60 65 64 LG 82t 50 79t 43 89t 81t 34 87t 34 29 Avg 49.2 48.6 48.3 46.2 46.1 46.1 46.0 45.8 45.4 44.8 TD 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 D. Reed, IND Cribbs, NYJ Reynaud, TEN Thigpen, MIA F. Jones, PIT Scoring Touchdowns J. Charles, KAN Moreno, DEN De. Thomas, DEN Ju. Thomas, DEN Welker, DEN Bernard, CIN Cotchery, PIT M. Jones, CIN Ridley, NWE Royal, SND Kicking Gostkowski, NWE M. Prater, DEN Novak, SND Suisham, PIT J. Tucker, BAL Succop, KAN D. Carpenter, BUF Folk, NYJ Vinatieri, IND Sturgis, MIA 24 20 15 25 17 TD 10 10 10 10 9 7 7 7 7 7 590 490 355 589 400 Rush 8 9 0 0 0 4 0 0 7 0 24.6 24.5 23.7 23.6 23.5 Rec 2 1 10 10 9 3 7 7 0 7 FG 26-27 15-16 22-25 24-26 24-26 20-23 22-24 24-25 21-24 20-26 39 42 40 44 42 Ret 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Pts 60 60 60 60 54 42 42 42 42 42

LG Pts 57 104 53 104 55 95 52 90 58 87 53 86 54 86 48 82 55 80 55 78

Att 445 397 417 160 181

Com 305 281 269 88 115

Yds 3722 3381 3118 1161 1332

TD 36 22 19 8 7

Int 7 8 10 2 4

No Yds 80 1044 74 1002 67 1020 65 763 65 679 64 955 61 610 59 685 59 661 59 469

LG TD 105t 1 59 0 57 0 71 0 49 0

PAT 30-30 54-54 29-29 23-23 21-21 30-30 22-22 16-16 22-22 23-23

LG Pts 54 108 54 99 50 95 48 95 53 93 51 90 55 88 50 88 52 85 54 83

Monday Rec. 11-18-13 2 Left & A Right 30-2 The Pittsters 26-6 Delphos Rec. Center 22-10 PCS Nitrogen 18-14 Honda of Ottawa 18-14 Jennings Mowers & Mopeds 18-14 Dukes Sharpening 16-16 Bunge 16-16 Niedeckens 14-18 Vanamatic 10-22 Cabo 0-32 Men over 160 Dan Rostorfer 175-170-167, Tom Honigford 213-176, Shawn Allemeier 168-196, Dustin Looser 163, Chuck Wilson 191-179, Rick Wittler 173, Ryan Kriegel 220, Ryan Robey 192-165, Ron Wilhelm 202194, Kevin Kill 213-193-196, Darrell Myers 189-187, Steve Landwehr 168-221, Randy Ryan 174-277-193, Mark Radabaugh 212-166, Brian Gossard 248-223-218, Rob Ruda 237-205-222, Michael Mesker 165222-166, Mark Mansfield 180-168, Dave Beaston 212-202, Jeff Milligan 210-170-203, James Schrader 175166-211, Tim Martin 182-181-198, Scott German 237-218-197, Bruce VanMetre 223-216-203. Men over 525 Ron Wilhelm 554, Kevin Kill 602, Randy Ryan 644, Brian Gossard 689, Rob Ruda 664, Mark Radabaugh 535, Michael Mesker 553, Dave Breaston 556, Jeff Milligan 583, James Schrader 552, Tim Martin 561, Scott German 652, Bruce VanMetre 642. Monday Hi-Rollers 11-18-13 Agri-Tech 71-25 Adams Automotive 69-27 Dicks Chicks 67-29 Studio 320 51-45 Full Spectrum 46-50 Dickmans Ins. 41-55 Heather Marie Photography 23-73 Ladies over 160 Kelly Hubert 197-178, Cheryl Gossard 170, Millie Minnig 181, Nikki Wenzlick 164-176-235, Sherry Fetzer 167, Robin Allen 168, Brittany VanMetre 161-191-205, Lisa VanMetre 202-172-222, Pam Dignan 183-186-166, Marianne Mahlie 161-202, Chris Mahlie 188173-171. Ladies over 500

Kelly Hubert 524, Nikki Wenzlick 575, Brittany VanMetre 57, Lisa VanMetre 596, Pam Dignan 535, Marianne Mahlie 514, Chris Mahlie 532.

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Steve Richards 632, Rob Shaeffer 577, Clint Harting 666, Butch Prine Jr. 731, Lenny Hubert 679, Sean Hulihan 655, Mike Eversole 566, Scott Scalf 692, Russ Wilhelm 558, Josh DeVelvis 671, Alex VanMetre 650, Kyle Profit 621, Brent Jones 613, Mike Rice 605, Dan Kleman 587, Don Rice 581, Brian Gossard 647, Shawn Allemeier 594, Bruce VanMetre 669, Phil Austin 607, Travis Sherrick 725, Frank Miller 734, Joe Geise 670, Charlie Lozano 652, John Allen 665. Thursday National Nov. 21, 2013 K-M Tire 34-6 D R C Big Dogs 28-12 Wannemachers 22-18 Mushroom Graphics 22-18 Old Mill Campgrounds 22-18 Westrich 20-20 First Federal 20-20 VFW 18-22 S & Ks Landeck Tavern 12-28 Men over 200 Lenny Hubert 241-214-212, Brian Gossard 213-241, Rob Ruda 233-223, Scott Scalf 203-254-237, Mike Herr 236, Dan Mason 233, Mike Rice 204, Dick Mowery 208203-231, Ray Geary 209, Ryan Schaadt 212, Rick Schuck 216-210, Ralph Brickner 217, Doug Milligan Sr. 215, Tim Koester 236-258, Ted Wells 247-219, Carl Beck 213220, Brad Thornburgh 228-210, Mark Biedenharn 212, Neil Mahlie 213-204, John Jones 223, John Allen 204, Scott German 236-208, Doug Milligan Jr. 213-202 ,Dave Miller 256-204, Brian Schaadt 268210-223, Don Eversole 204, Bruce VanMetre 279-209-279. Men over 550 Lenny Hubert 667, Brian Gossard 638, Rob Ruda 640, Scott Scalf 694, Mike Herr 568, Dan Mason 624, Mike Rice 554, Dick Mowery 642, Rick Schuck 597, Ralph Brickner 579, Doug Milligan Sr. 600, Tim Koester 688, Ted Wells 660, Carl Beck 582, Brad Thornburgh 624, Lenny Klaus 561, Mark Biedenharn 578, Mike Hughes 584, Neil Mahlie 600, John Jones 562, John Allen 588, Scott German 625, Doug Milligan Jr. 606, Justin Miller 554, Dave Miller 615, Brian Schaadt 701, Don Eversole 584, Bruce VanMetre 767.

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UltraSound Special Events/The Kangaroo Cave joined the Delphos Area Chamber of Commerce. Participating in the plaque presentation are, from left, Chamber Executive Director Tara Krendl, Diane Wieging, Kevin Wieging, Makenna Wieging, Fred Gengler, Shannon Knippen and Nichole Barker. The business provides a vast array of entertainment services and rentals including but not limited to, tents, tables, linens, inflatables, interactive games and DJ Services. One of their newest endeavors is the indoor event facility, The Kangaroo Cave, featuring more than 10,000 square feet of inflatables and other fun attractions. They are open for general admission 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays and 2-3 p.m. Sundays. The cave is also available to rent anytime for private party and birthday events. UltraSound Special Events/The Kangaroo Cave is located at 4747 Good Road in Delphos. (Submitted photo)

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FPS Solutions recently joined the Delphos Area Chamber of Commerce. Receiving the plaque from Chamber Executive Director Tara Krendl, left, was Amanda Harsh, FPS office manager. FPS is a locally-owned and operated full-service pest control company, offering sales and service both to commercial and residential customers. Licensed technicians are standing by to rid homeowners of problematic spiders, ants, roaches, bedbugs, wasps, bees, flies, termites, rodents and nuisance animals, just to name a few. Retail products are also available for the do-it-yourselfers. They are located at 8620 Elida Road, between Delphos and Lima. Office hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. FPS Solutions is also proud to announce their expansion to their newest location in Troy. (Submitted photo)

Thanksgiving shopping? Union Bank names Gilbert and Not in states that ban it Neumeier to vice president positions
Information submitted COLUMBUS GROVE The Union Bank Company has announced the promotion of Vicky Gilbert and Doris Neumeier to vice president, branch manager. Gilbert has been in the banking industry for more than 35 years and joined The Union Bank in 1999. Gilbert started her banking career in the bookkeeping department while in college and has worked her way up to her current promotion of vice president, branch manager at The Union Banks eastside of Lima location on Bellefontaine Avenue. She is on the Board of Trustees for the Council of Aging and is very active in church, her family and helping out others in the commuGilbert nity. Gilbert resides in Lima with her husband Tom. Neumeier has been in the banking industry for 38 years, spending the last 12 with The Union Bank. Neumeier began her career as a part-time teller and has held positions in loan operations, new accounts representative, loan officer, branch manager and now vice president, branch manager of the Delphos office for Union Bank. She is a member of the Delphos Rotary, the Arnold C. Dienstberger Foundation and current president of Delphos St. John Neumeier Parish Foundation. She resides in Delphos with her husband Jerry and they are the parents of three children. Vicky and Doris are great leaders in our company and highly respected in their community, stated Curtis Shepherd, senior vice president of The Union Bank Company. These are well-deserved promotions that have been earned. Vicky and Doris are critical to our continued success in the Lima and Delphos area markets. PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) Shoppers wont be lining up for Thanksgiving Day deals at stores in Rhode Island, Maine and Massachusetts. They cant. Its the legacy of so-called blue laws, which prohibit large supermarkets, big box stores and department stores from opening on Thanksgiving. Some business groups complain, but many shoppers, workers and even retailers say theyre satisfied with a one-day reprieve from work and holiday shopping. Some business groups complain its an unnecessary barrier during an era of 24-hour online shopping, and there have been some recent failed legislative attempts to change things. But many shoppers, workers and even retailers say theyre satisfied with the status quo: a

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Information submitted COLUMBUS GROVE United Bancshares, Inc., a bank holding company headquartered in Columbus Grove, with consolidated assets of $559 million as of Sept. 30, announced that its board of directors has authorized the repurchase of up to 97,942 of its outstanding shares of common stock. The stock repurchase plan currently in effect authorizes the company to make repurchases from time to time in a program of market purchases as the securities laws and market conditions permit. The stock repurchases will be made through a market maker in the companys stock and in accordance with Rule 10b-18 of the regulations issues under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Brian D. Young, the companys president and CEO stated, We continue to proactively manage the companys capital position. We

one-day reprieve from work and holiday shopping. I shop all year. People need to be with their families on Thanksgiving, said Debra Wall, of Pawtucket, R.I., who will remain quite happily at home Thursday, cooking a meal for 10. The holiday shopping frenzy has crept deeper than ever into Thanksgiving this year. Macys, J.C. Penney and Staples will open on Thanksgiving for the first time. Toys R Us will open at 5 p.m., and Wal-Mart, already open 24 hours in many locations, will start holiday deals at 6 p.m., two hours earlier than last year. In recent years, some retail employees and their supporters have started online petitions to protest stores that open on Thanksgiving but shoppers keep coming.

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Larry Claypool, Christina Claypool to Charles H. German, Leann M. German, portion of section 28, Pleasant Township. Household Realty Corp. to Creative Home Buying Solutions Inc., inlots 19, 20, Delphos. Tamura L. Hallard, Tamura L. Caprella to Aaron Michael Hallard, Janelle Elaine Knippen, portion of inlot 616, Delphos. Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation to Pamela J. Jewel, inlot 2099, portion of inlot 2100, Van Wert. Neil Jerome Brinkman, Jennifer Brinkman, Neil J. Brinkman, Jennifer J. Brinkman to Joseph L. Warnecke, Sherry R. Warnecke, inlot 443, Delphos. Danny Lee Miller, Danny L. Miller to Kay Diane Miller, inlots 50, 51, 52, Monticello. Bowtie LLC to Michelle Moenter, portion of section 14; Washington Township. Barbara Ann Welch Revocable Living Trust to Laurie Janka, inlot 3733, portion of inlot 3731, Van Wert.

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The culture has drawn new meaning from the holiday and also thanks teachers, parents and friends on that day. The Chinese culture begins preparations for the holiday by decorating their homes with big pumpkins, corns, candy and bowls of fruits and nuts to show abundance of food for the year. In addition, they use table clothes with prints of autumn leaves and light candles as decor. In the US, Thanksgiving dinner is comprised of a number of traditional dishes: turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes with gravy, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, sweet corn and other fall vegetables and pumpkin pie are commonly found on the menu. Many vegetarians or vegans eat Torfuky, a vegetarian turkey made of Tofu. More popular in recent years is the turducken. Turducken is a dish consisting of a deboned chicken stuffed into a deboned duck, which is in turn stuffed into a deboned turkey. The rest of the gaps are stuffed, sometimes with a highly seasoned breadcrumb mixture or sausage meat, although some versions have a different stuffing for each bird. American football commentator John Madden popularized turducken during an NFL broadcast. While announcing for CBS Sports, he displayed a turducken and began carving it. Thanksgiving meals in Brazil are Peru (turkey in Portuguese), the traditional main course of the holiday feast. Other dishes prepared are mashed potatoes, corn stuffing, pumpkin pie, sweet potato dish and Chile pork crackling. Cranberries are not readily available in Brazil to make traditional cranberry sauce. Instead, Brazilians make jaboticaba sauce from jaboticaba fruits, which are very similar to and a perfect substitute for cranberries. Spiritual and religious organizations in the US offer services and organized events with Thanksgiving themes during the weekend prior to the holiday and/or on the weekend that follows. Traditionally, families begin the celebrations by saying grace before dinner. The Brazilians attend Masses and offer their prayers and thanks to God. Many Brazilians participate in Day of Grace rallies and observe the Action of Grace as a part of the Thanksgiving ceremonies. In Hong Kong, Thanksgiving is popularly known as Ladin or Ladainha, which literally means a litany to the Virgin Mary. During the ritual, people thank God for all the material and spiritual benefits. The holiday function is sponsored by a different person every year who either seeks benefits or has been lucky enough to have Gods special grace. Christians prepare for Thanksgiving celebrations by purchasing wheat and gram flour, candles, wine and colored tinsel paper. A temporary platform/altar is constructed which is decorated with flowers and vines. Celebrations include singing of hymns and prayers and the village local violinist/choirmaster conducts the entire show of singing of litany.

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determinations on the flight of the giant balloons, said Macys spokesman Orlando Veras. On Thanksgiving morning, Macys works closely with the NYPD, who, based on real time weather data and the official regulations determine if the balloons will fly and at what heights. Balloons have been grounded only once in the parades 87-year history, when bad weather kept them from flying in 1971. Theyre set to be inflated in Manhattan this evening. Meanwhile, meteorologists warned that the storm, which has moved across the country, would almost certainly upset holiday travel plans today for those hoping to visit loved ones in the mid-Atlantic and Northeast. Many travelers were moving to earlier flights, taking advantage of airlines policies to waive their normal change fees.

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reported the police departments LEADS information system, all records that were collected and organized for the audit went well. We made it through with no problems, he said. Council suspended the rules and approved on emergency an ordinance employing Austin Klaus as village solicitor for a one-year period beginning Jan. 1. Klaus will receive compensation in the amount of $800 per month. The next meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 10.

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We have the Parks Group that takes care of about 50 percent of the baseball expenses with their banner program and they also take care of the football field with the advertising at the stadium. They just put $3,500 worth of new roofs on the dugouts, Mansfield said.The Kiwanis have put in $275,000 worth of new play equipment at our parks and the Rotary Club stepped up and put the new roof on the shelterhouse at Stadium Park and the Optimists have supported projects. We have been receiving money from the Dienstberger Foundation to keep up with the pool repairs. We have many groups who step up and help us. Mayor Michael Gallmeier asked what the cost of shutting down and starting back up the pool would be. The things we would have to look at would be the pool liner in the deep and the filter tanks, Mansfield said. When you have debris that sits on the liner for months, it could damage it and discolor it. When you start the pool back up, you have to make sure the liner is clean so lifeguards can see all swimmers in the deep. A new liner in the deep would cost about $40,000. He went on to say the filter tanks are on their last legs and he had planned to put in for a Dienstberger Foundation Grant to replace the filter media at about $63,000. If we would shut those down for a year or two, they probably would not come back up, Mansfield said. They are already deteriorating and rusting. The committee stressed that while no one wants to close the pool or have the parks unattended, council is still facing a $483,247 spending deficit for 2014 and it has to come from somewhere. The committee asked Auditor Tom Jettinghoff to retrieve figures on a property tax levy to raise the funds for the parks and rec activities for the next council meeting at 7 p.m. Monday.

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(Continued from page 2) Assembly of God Church Youth Group. Deb Boshela is coordinator of the event. The church will be having a refreshment stand with sandwiches and a bake sale stand. Proceeds go to the churchs youth group. Five FFA chapters participated in the 1989 contest in which the proper use of motions and other parliamentary skills were demonstrated. Lincolnview was one of two receiving a gold rating. Members of the team were Jason Ropp, David Kemler, Jay Evans, Chad Overholt, Craig Ringwald, Bill Lehman, Andy Wannamaker, Matt Fisher, Mark Roediger, Jason Schaffner, Chuck Stephenson and student advisor Ben Etgen. In a fast-paced game that featured some hot shooting by both the 198889 Blue Jay varsity and the young Old-timers, the varsity came away with a hard-earned 44-38 victory. Scoring slowed down in the last period as Larry Geise opened scoring followed by a tipin by 1982 graduate Alan Kortokrax and a shot by his teammate Ron Schomaeker. The varsity came back with some baskets by Curt Mager and Doug Etgen. The varsity pulled ahead in the last minute as the Old-timers were forced to foul in an effort to get the ball.

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50 Years Ago 1963 Kiwanian president Gene Hayes presided at the meeting of the club held Tuesday evening at the House of Vogts. Harry Crede led the club singing and introduced the speaker of the evening, Anthony P. Shield of Lima. The third and last of the series of talks on Selling America, will be given next Monday at the Kiwanis dinner meeting. The Delphos Green Thumb Garden Club will hold its annual Flower Show Dec. 6-7 at the Delphos Public Library, with exhibits accepted from anyone wishing to display Christmas arrangements. Everywhere, Everywhere Christmas will be the theme of the 1963 show. Mrs. Leslie Peltier, Mrs. Richard Stipich and Mrs. Ellsworth Staup will serve as general chairmen. Sheeter Motor Sales has added two new salesmen to its staff recently. One is 25-year-old John Sheeter, who has just returned from a two-year Army service period. The second salesman is Richard Wulfhorst, who is Delphos mayor. Sheeter served at Fort Knox for five months, moved to Ft. Sill, Okla., for 15 months and closed out his term at White Sands Missile range.

75 Years Ago 1938 Friday marked the formal opening of the Christmas shopping season in Delphos. Through the efforts of the Delphos Civic Club, Santa Claus was brought to Delphos Friday afternoon. He arrived by bus and met the children at the corner of Third and Main streets. The Delphos Jefferson High School band played a number of selections before the arrival of the bus. A handsome monument, honoring the memory of Com. Zachary Lanadowne and 13 members of his crew who were killed in 1925 in the crash of the U. S. Navy dirigible Shenandoah, has been completed in Ada. The town is the municipality nearest the spot when the main section of the airship crumpled and fell. The project was financed with an appropriation by Congress. The annual roll call will take place Tuesday evening at the weekly meeting of the local temple of Pythian Sisters to be conducted in Castle Hall. A covered-dish luncheon will be served. The following are on the committee for this meeting: Mrs. Lehman Coil, chairman; Mrs. Howard Irick, Mrs. Charles Judkins, Alba Burgess and Mrs. Alonzo Rice.

WASHINGTON (AP) Days after China asserted greater military control over a swath of the East China Sea to bolster claims to a cluster of disputed islands, the U.S. defied the move Tuesday as it flew two B-52 bombers through the area. The U.S. said what it described as a training mission was not flown to respond to Chinas latest military maneuver, yet the dramatic flights made clear that the U.S. will not recognize the

US bombers cross Chinas claimed air defense zone

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new territorial claims that Beijing laid out over the weekend. The two unarmed U.S. B-52 bombers took off from their home base in Guam and flew through Chinas newly designated air defense zone, then returned to base, U.S. officials said. The bombers were in the zone for less than an hour, thundering across the Pacific skies during midday there, the officials said, adding that the aircraft encountered no problems.

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NORTHEASTERN OHIO SR 7, Belmont County Resurfacing project from the south end of Shadyside to Bellaire. Guardrail installation work remains. One lane of traffic is maintained in each direction. U.S. Route 250, Harrison County Bridge replacement in the Tappan Lake region about 1.5 miles west of SR 646. Two-way traffic is maintained in a 12-foot lane with temporary traffic signals. SR 7, Jefferson County SR 7 is reduced to one lane between Brilliant and Rush Run for landslide repairs. I-90, Cuyahoga County All I-90 traffic is now traveling on the first of two, new bridges to replace the 1959 Innerbelt Bridge in downtown Cleveland. Interstate 90 remains open; however, multiple ramps including the Ontario Street exit ramp from I-90 east along the downtown corridor are closed or restricted as crews work to demolish the 1959 bridge and construct a second bridge in its place. Visit www.Innerbelt.org for more information. I-90 Major Pavement Reconstruction, Lake County I-90 east and westbound traffic between Morely and Paine roads is maintained utilizing the contra-flow traffic pattern. Two lanes of traffic are maintained in each direction on I-90 east and westbound and speeds are reduced. NORTHWESTERN OHIO I-75, Allen County I-75 between Fourth Street and SR 81 in Lima will have occasional nighttime lane restrictions during reconstruction of the existing lanes of pavement, replacement of mainline bridges and reconstruction of the interchanges. Traffic is maintained two lanes in each direction the majority of the time. Lane restrictions generally occur from 7 p.m.-10 a.m. the following morning. SR 2, Ottawa County SR 2 is reduced to one lane in each direction from SR 163 and SR 53. Additionally, the ramp from southbound SR 53 to westbound SR 2 is closed. Detour: SR 53, SR 163. SR 101, Seneca County SR 101 is closed for sewer work between East Perry and Maplewood streets in the city of Tiffin. Detour: SR 18, CR 13. SOUTHERN OHIO U.S. Route 23, Scioto County U.S. Route 23 South is reduced to one lane at the Portsmouth corporation limit for a slip repair project. The project site is located between Selma/Richard Street and Lowry Hollow Road. Traffic is being maintained in one, 12-foot lane in the southbound direction; northbound traffic should not be affected by this project. SR 32, Pike County SR 32 westbound is reduced to one-lane at mile marker 20 for a slip repair project. The project site is situated between the CSX Railroad underpass (east of Beaver Creek Road) and the Darst Road/Beaver Pike intersection. Traffic is being maintained in one lane in the westbound direction; eastbound traffic should not be affected by this project. SOUTHEASTERN OHIO U.S. Route 33, Athens County Bridge work on SR 682 requires a one lane closure on U.S. 33 near the SR 682 interchange. Motorists are advised to obey reduced speed limits through this work area. SOUTHWESTERN OHIO I-75, Hamilton County Reconstruction of existing I-75 with a lane addition north and southbound within the project limits. Martin Luther King between Central Parkway and the Forum Apartments is closed and traffic is using the new Connector Road behind White Castle. The westbound Hopple Street ramp to southbound I-75 is closed and the ramp from Bates Avenue. to westbound I-74 is closed. There is a temporary ramp to westbound I-74 off Central Parkway. Four lanes of northbound traffic will be maintained. Southbound I-75 contains a contraflow lane between Hopple Street and the Western Hills Viaduct, maintaining four lanes. While the permanent work zone restrictions remain in place, work is suspended over the holiday and there will be no additional lane closures. I-75, Hamilton County Interchange improvement of one mile of I-75 including the replacement of the Clifton/Mitchell avenues structure. Speed is reduced to 45 mph in the construction zone. Three lanes of traffic are maintained in each direction. While the permanent work zone restrictions remain in place, work is suspended over the 4x16 holiday and there will be no additional lane closures.

Answers to Mondays questions: The worlds best-selling cookie is the Oreo. The first Oreo was sold in Hoboken, N.J., in 1912. Now, more than 7.5 billion cookies are consumed each year. Although some biographers believe the story of Ozs naming to be as fanciful as the tales themselves, author L. Frank Baum claimed he was inspired by a file cabinet marked O-Z. Todays questions: What is the book written without using the letter e? Was there ever a real Shangri-La? Answers in Fridays Herald. The young woman reported for her university final examination which consisted of yes/no type questions. She took her seat in the examination hall and stared at the question paper for five minutes. In a fit of inspiration, she took her purse out, removed a coin and started tossing the coin and marking the answer sheet - Yes for Heads and No for Tails. Within half an hour she was all done, whereas the rest of the class was still sweating it out. During the last few minutes, she was seen desperately throwing the coin, muttering and sweating. The moderator, alarmed, approached her and asked what was going on. Her reply was, I finished the exam in half and hour, but Im rechecking my answers.

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