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Herald seeks man, woman of the year nods

Library employees receive raise for 2014

BY NANCY SPENCER Herald Editor nspencer@delphosherald.com contracted services such as utilities and property maintenance, repair and security services; $136,000 in materials and information, including books, pamphlets, periodicals, audiovisual materials and computer services and information; capital outlay of $32,000 for furniture, equipment and land improvements; and $5,700 in miscellaneous expenses. Appropriations are the same as 2013. Director Kelly Rist shared good news. DigitalWorks, an initiative of Connected Nation, Inc., the parent organization of Connect Ohio, will start moving in IT personnel, computers and workstations today and hold the first orientation Friday for its newest training site. They will only be in the library two days a week in December and in January, they will go to full capacity, Rist said. They will also hold orientation every Wednesday for a period of time. The DigitalWorks training program includes five gates: recruitment, screening, training, placement and mentoring and focuses on customer service representatives and computer programming. Students will complete 144 hours of training at their own pace with three milestones: 20 hours of basic computer skills; 20 hours of English and grammar skills; and 104 hours of

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Delphos, Ohio customer service skills. It is funded by federal and state grants as well as private donations. The training will take place in the librarys assembly room just inside the east doors. Rist also reported the foundation repairs were completed. There was a leak in the southwest corner of the boiler room in the basement and in close proximity to a gas line and where the power comes into the building. Trisco Systems, Inc., of Lima performed repairs for $2,586. The library received a $3,500 Dienstberger Foundation grant last week. Rist and the board thanked the foundation for its generosity.

Herald accepting Santa letters

The Delphos Herald has a direct line to Santa himself. Send us your letters to the Jolly Ol Elf and we will make sure he gets them. Letters can be mailed to 405 N. Main St., Delphos, OH 45833; dropped off at the office; or emailed to nspencer@ delphosherald.com. Letters need to arrive at The Herald by 5 p.m. Friday.

DELPHOS Library employees will see a 2.75-percent raise in 2014. The Delphos Public Library Board of The Delphos Herald Trustees approved the pay increase is searching for the 2013 following an executive session during Tri-county Area Man and Wednesdays short meeting. Woman of the Year. Vice President Pat Poling conNominees should, by reason of public service and com- ducted the meeting in the absence of munity involvement, deserve President Leila Osting. The board also approved a tempothe title Man of the Year and Woman of the Year. rary 2014 Budget with appropriations A panel of judges not of $575,900, including $307,000 for associated with the newspasalaries and benefits; $31,200 for per will decide the winners. supplies; $64,000 for purchased and Judges will evaluate nominees based on written recommendations. Tricounty civic, church and social organizations, as well as individuals, are urged to submit nominations. Recommendations must be received by 5 p.m. Wednesday in The Delphos Herald newsroom, 405 N. Main St., Delphos, OH 45833, or e-mail nominations to nspencer@delphosherald.com.

The sounds of Christmas

Elida wastewater plant needs upgrades

BY CYNTHIA YAHNA Herald Correspondence news@delphosherald.com legislation for a waiver of residency for the villages new police chief. Any time we have a police chief who does not reside in the village of Elida, we need to pass a waiver,she said. The passage will be reviewed and determined at a later date. The newly-hired police chief is Dale Metzger. At the close of the meeting, Hardy noted it was the last meeting for council member Angela Terrill. Your dedication and service was greatly appreciated. Please stop by and see us anytime, she told Terrill. Newly-elected council member Claude Paxton will start in his official capacity at the next scheduled meeting on Jan. 14. Paxton graduated from Elida High School in 1965, has worked for the U.S. Postal Service for 34 years in Lima and Elida as a distribution and window clerk, ending in 2002, plus various volunteer work within the community. He attended Ball State University, The Ohio State and Northwestern Business College. My goal in serving on the Elida Village Council is to encourage greater public participation within the village. I hope to promote public awareness through various methods of communication, especially the local news media and to seek input from concerned residents of the village, Paxton said. See ELIDA, page 10

TODAY Girls Basketball Columbus Grove at Jefferson (NWC), 6 p.m. Fort Recovery at St. Johns (MAC), 6 p.m. Ottoville at Miller City (PCL), 6 p.m. Spencerville at Paulding (NWC), 6 p.m. Allen East at Lincolnview (NWC), 6 p.m. Defiance at Elida (WBL), 6 p.m. Ottawa-Glandorf at Van Wert (WBL), 6 p.m. Ada at Crestview (NWC), 6 p.m. FRIDAY Boys Basketball Jefferson at Columbus Grove (NWC), 6 p.m. Fort Jennings at Ottoville, 6 p.m. Paulding at Spencerville (NWC), 6 p.m. Lincolnview at Allen East (NWC), 6 p.m. Elida at Defiance (WBL), 6 p.m. Van Wert at OttawaGlandorf (WBL), 6 p.m. Crestview at Ada (NWC), 6 p.m. St. Johns at Fort Recovery (MAC) - ppd. to Jan. 14 5:30 JV start.


Above: St. Johns High School Vocal Music Department presented Christmas Joy Wednesday in St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. The program included a variety of songs, including Deo Dicamus Gratius, Little Saint Nick and Christmas Joy. Below: German cultural exchange student Jacob Thomas, left, marvels over the scrapbook fellow bandmates made for him as Director David Stearns looks on. Thomas will return to Germany with four fellow exchange students. The sixth-grade, junior high and high school bands offered familiar favorites such as Angels on Parade, Silver Bells and A Charlie Brown Christmas. (Delphos Herald/Nancy Spencer)

Pope Francis is Times Person of the Year

values in the international media. The Holy Father is not looking to become famous or to receive honors, said the Vatican NEW YORK Time magazine selected Pope spokesman, the Rev. Federico Lombardi. But Francis as its Person of the Year on Wednesday, if the choice of Person of Year helps spread the saying the Catholic Churchs new leader has message of the Gospel a message of Gods changed the perception of the 2,000-year-old love for everyone he will certainly be happy institution in an extraordinary way about that. in a short time. It was the third time a Catholic The pope beat out NSA leaker pope had been Times selection. Edward Snowden for the distincJohn Paul II was selected in 1994 tion, which the newsmagazine has and John XXIII was chosen in been giving each year since 1927. 1962. The former Argentine Cardinal In Argentina on Wednesday, Jorge Mario Bergoglio was elected Padre Toto, one of the many slum in March as the first pope from priests the pope supported for Latin America and the first Jesuit. years as archbishop of Buenos Since taking over at the Vatican, he Aires, praised Time magazines has urged the Catholic Church not selection. to be obsessed with small-minded I think the recognition of Time rules and to emphasize compasmagazine is good news, because sion over condemnation in dealing Pope Francis embodies one of the Pope Francis with touchy topics like abortion, values of a church thats more misgays and contraception. sionary, closer to the people, more austere, more He has denounced the worlds idolatry of in keeping with the gospel, Toto said. He had money and the global scandal that nearly 1 the genius of knowing how to express this sense billion people today go hungry, and has charmed of the church and hopefully his way of being the masses with his simple style and wry sense of will catch on with other political leaders, busihumor. His appearances draw tens of thousands ness executives, sports figures. His leadership is of people and his @Pontifex Twitter account inspiring. recently topped 10 million followers. Besides Snowden, Time had narrowed He really stood out to us as someone who its finalists down to gay rights activist Edith has changed the tone and the perception and the Windsor, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas and Syrian focus of one of the worlds largest institutions in President Bashar Assad. an extraordinary way, said Nancy Gibbs, the President Barack Obama was Times selection magazines managing editor. for 2012. The Vatican said the honor wasnt surprisTime editors make the selection. The magazine ing given the resonance in the general public polled readers for their choice, and the winner that Francis has had, but it nevertheless said the was Egyptian General Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, who choice was a positive recognition of spiritual didnt even make the top 10 of Times final list. BY DAVID BAUDER Associated Press

ELIDA Upgrades to the village wastewater treatment plant highlighted the Elida Village Council meeting Tuesday evening. The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency is mandating the plant have a screening process. Village Administrator Scott Fessler reported three different engineering firms have been interviewed and he visited two sites to check on their work. I would like to go with the recommendation to contract with Jones & Henry for work at the wastewater treatment plant, not to exceed $60,000. The goal is for them to suggest current status and what the plant should be doing in 20 years and how we achieve that goal. This will make our plant more efficient and have fewer maintenance issues, Fessler said. Fessler also proposed to council the annexation of property currently in the village to American Township. We have been approached by attorney Younkman representing a resident who wants to have his property at 2641 Baty Road annexed into American Township. Fessler said. By annexing this corner lot, it would make it feasible to split his lot for building purposes. Council took the proposal under advisement. Council President Kim Hardy presented a vote on

Partly cloudy this morning then becoming mostly sunny. Partly cloudy again tonight. Highs 15 to 20 and lows around 15. Wind chills 10 below to zero this morning. See page 2.


Railfans to host Train Show

Information submitted LIMA Since 1999, the Putnam Association of Railfans has gathered locally to promote the hobby of model railroading and the preservation of railroad history. The clubs home base is the Fort Jennings Depot, where recently an open house organized by the group entertained and educated almost 400 visitors. Now the Putnam Railfans invite the general public to their annual train show at the Allen County Fairgrounds. Featured will be model railroading material of all gauges, railroad memorabilia and operating model railroad layouts for the youngsters and for those just young at heart. This is a great time to grab that hard-to-find Christmas gift or to just take in the nostalgia of an old train set around the Christmas tree. Its truly an American classic, and its right here for everyone to come out and enjoy, club Vice President Wes Klir noted. The train show will be held at the Allen County Fairgrounds from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. Admission is $5 for adults with free for children 12 and under.


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At 10:52 p.m. Thursday, officers were dispatched to a possible domestic disturbance in the 700 block of West Third Street. Upon officers arrival, the situation was under control and the parties agreed to separate for the night. At 12:46 a.m. on Friday, officers returned to the residence due to the suspect still contacting the victim. The victim told officers that a protection order would be sought. Later that day, officers proceeded to that residence to assist Van Wert County Sheriffs Office in serving the protection order on the suspect, 35-year-old Eric Hershey. Moments later, one of the stipulations of the protection order was violated; therefore, officers located Hershey and Hershey placed him under arrest for violation of a protection order. Hershey was transported to the Van Wert County Jail and will appear in Van Wert Municipal Court on the charge. At 3 a.m. Saturday, a Delphos police officer on patrol observed a motorist violating multiple traffic laws. Due to this, officers conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle. The officers then made contact with the driver, 21-year-old Kristopher Jacques. Jacques is from New Hampshire but is currently living in Delphos. During the investigation, officers found probable cause to arrest Jacques for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. Jacques will appear in Lima Municipal Court on the OVI and traffic offenses. At 9:58 p.m. Saturday, a Delphos police officer on patrol observed a vehicle with an equipment malfunction. Due to this, a traffic stop was conducted on the vehicle. Officers made contact with the driver, 29-yearold Timothy Short, Jr., of Delphos. After receiving consent to search the vehicle, officers located marijuana along with multiple items of drug paraphernalia. Short was also in possession of prescription medication belonging to another person. Short will appear in Van Wert Municipal Court to face multiple charges. At approximately 2:30 p.m. Short Monday, officers were dispatched to Dollar General, 251 Elida Road, in reference to a shoplifting incident. Upon officers arrival, they met with the store manager who told officers that he had observed a female suspect place merchandise inside her purse and leave the store without paying. The manager detained the suspect until officers arrived. The suspect was then identified as 16-year-old Savannah Hughes of Delphos. Hughes was released to her mother and will face charges of theft in Allen County Juvenile Court at a later date.


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Mildred E. Youngpeter Pancake

Oct. 6, 1924-Dec. 8, 2013 Mildred E. Youngpeter Pancake, former Delphos resident, died on Sunday morning at Vancrest Healthcare Center of Delphos. Her FamilyShe was born Oct. 6, 1924, in Delphos to Dorothy G. and Gregory P. Wiechart, who preceded her in death. She married her loving husband, Louis T. Youngpeter, on May 17, 1944, who preceded her in death, July 17, 1974. She married William Pancake, Dec. 28, 1983, who survives. Survivors include her son, Neal (Lola) Youngpeter, San Tan Valley, Ariz.; and her daughter-in-law, Judy Sudhoff, Fort Recovery. Also surviving are her grandchildren, Tony Youngpeter of Fort Recovery, Kelly (David) Youngpeter Laux of Fort Recovery, Lori (David) Youngpeter Wendt of Avon, Rene Youngpeter Mueller of Delphos, Angie (Matt) Youngpeter Marqueling of Gilbert, Ariz., Amy (Scott) Youngpeter Geier of Lima and Kristy Youngpeter of Colorado Springs, Colo. Also surviving are great-grandchildren, Stephen and Katie Marqueling, Kyle Youngpeter, Jodi and Aaron Laux, Charlie and Jack Wendt and Brooklyn, Lincoln, Evelyn and Carolyn Mueller. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews, as well as a brother-in-law, Eugene Youngpeter, and a sister-in-law, Mary Jane Youngpeter. Stepdaughters include Barbara (Dale) Pancake Eppley, Judith (Gary) PancakeSummersett Painter, Jane (Lynn) Pancake Oechsle, and LuAnn (Doug) Pancake Watson. She is survived by several stepgrandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her sister, Mary Steyer, and her oldest son, Kenneth Youngpeter. Her LegacyMid, as she was called was a true pioneer woman, having survived breast cancer in the 50s. She worked at National Seal for many years and especially enjoyed the camaraderie of friends and also attended many grandchildrens sporting events. She was an avid baker; family enjoyed her delicious homemade pies at every holiday gathering. She met life crises and challenges through strong faith and prayer. She was a member of Delphos St. John the Evangelist Church and Van Wert St. Marys Catholic Church. Her Farewell Services Mass of the Resurrection will begin at 11 a.m. today at St. John the Evangelist Church, Delphos, the Rev. Dave Reinhart officiating. Burial will follow in St. John Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Wounded Warrior Project. Online condolences may be shared at www.strayerfuneralhome.com.


Van Wert County Court of Common Pleas saw five arraignments, four sentencings, three changes of pleas, two probation violations and two time waivers Wednesday. ARRAIGNMENTS Todd Hundley, 41, Van Wert, entered a not guilty plea to a charge of failure to register as a sex offender, a felony of the fourth degree. He was released on a surety bond with a pretrial set for 8 a.m. Wednesday. Lorenzo Frye, 25, Van Wert, entered a not guilty plea to domestic violence, a felony of the fourth degree. He was released on a surety bond with a condition of electronic house arrest and no contact with the victim. Pretrial set for 8 a.m. Wednesday. Kyle Goodwin, 24, Van Wert, entered pleas of not guilty to two counts of theft, each a felony of the fifth degree. He was released on a surety bond with a pretrial set for 8 a.m. Wednesday. Tristan Boaz, 22, Van Wert, entered a plea of not guilty to three counts of forgery, each a felony of the fifth degree. She was released on a surety bond with a condition that she have not contact with Fast Fun Fitness. Her case was set for pretrial at 8 a.m. Wednesday. Cai Evans, 19, Van Wert, entered not guilty pleas to possession of heroin, a felony of the fifth degree; and possession of drugs, also a felony of the fifth degree. He was released on a surety bond and pretrial was set for 8 a.m. Jan. 8. SENTENCINGS Jeremy Cole, 22, Wren, was sentenced for complicity in breaking and entering, a felony of the fifth degree. His sentence was three years community control, 60 days jail immediately with work release, additional 30 days jail, 200 hours community service, two years intensive probation, ordered to pay costs and partial appointed attorney fees. An 11-month prison sentence was deferred. Jeremy Paige, 29, Van Wert, was sentenced for criminal damaging, a misdemeanor of the second degree. His sentence was 90 days electronic house arrest and he was ordered to pay restitution to the Van Wert City Police Department of $410 for the cruiser window that he broke, court costs and partial appointed counsel fees. Kristen Heath, 25, Rockford, was sentenced for attempted burglary, a felony of the fourth degree; and attempted grand theft, also a felony of the fourth degree. Her sentence was three years community control, WORTH Center, additional 30 days jail, 200 hours community service, two years intensive probation, ordered to pay restitution of $660, court costs and partial appointed counsel fees. A 12-month prison sentence on each count, concurrent, was deferred. Catherine Wilson, 25, Lima, was sentenced for two counts of trafficking heroin, each a felony of the fourth degree. Her sentence was three years community control, 30 days electronic house arrest or jail, additional 30 days jail, 200 hours community service, two years intensive probation, drivers license suspended for six months, ordered to pay court costs and partial appointed counsel fees. A nine-month prison sentence on each count, concurrent, was deferred. PLEA CHANGES Jeremy Detwiler, 22, Delphos, entered a guilty plea to trafficking heroin in the vicinity of a school, felony of the fourth degree. The Court ordered a presentence investigation and set sentencing for 9 a.m. Feb. 5. Joel Crawford, 25, Van Wert, entered a guilty plea to a charge of vandalism, a felony of the fifth degree. The Court ordered a presentence investigation and set sentencing for 9 a.m. Feb. 5. Stacy Young, 36, Van Wert, entered a plea of guilty to possession of drugs, a felony of the fifth degree. A second charge for possession of methamphetamine, also a felony of the fifth degree, was dismissed for her plea. The Court ordered a presentence investigation and set sentencing for 9 a.m. Feb. 5. PROBATION VIOLATIONS Jeremy Baer, 30, Van Wert, admitting to violating his probation by not following the rules of the Correctional Facility. He was sentenced to three years community control under the same conditions plus 86 days jail. Twelve months prison was deferred. Nathaniel Diltz , 30, Delphos, admitted to violating his probation by testing positive for heroin and by not completing his counseling. He was sentenced to serve the remaining 28 days of his previous sentence. TIME WAIVER Jordan Vickery, 30, Middle Point, requested a continuance of his trial on identity fraud schedule for Jan. 6 and also waived his right to a speedy trial. The trial is continued until a later date. Daniel Burke, 38, Reynoldsburg, requested a continuance of his trial on identity fraud schedule for Jan. 2 and also waived his right to a speedy trial. The trial is continued until a later date.

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One Year Ago Voice of Democracy winners Eric Gerberick and Quinn Wise received checks, flags and pins from Ladies Auxiliary President Mary Grothause and VFW Post Commander Mike Hughes after reading their winning essays. Also receiving awards were Patriot Pen winners Alyssa Hohlbein and Haley Smith.


25 Years Ago 1988 The St. Johns Blue Jays traveled to Elida Saturday night to take on the Bulldogs in the Fieldhouse where Elida hadnt lost a game in their last 15 contests. But after an intense 32 minutes of varsity hoop action, it was the Jays who came away with a 70-67 cliffhanger victory. Leading scorer for St. Johns was Curt Mager with 26 points. Doug Etgen had 17 and Duane Grothause added 12. Veterans of Foreign Wars Walterick-Hemme Post 3035 held its annual membership dinner Saturday. Receiving awards were Bill Link, past quartermasters award; Denelda Brokamp, auxiliary president, an award for loyalty and dedication to the post and auxiliary; Marge Askins, past chaplains pin; and Florence Trentman, a memorial plaque in memory of her late husband, Norman Trentman, past commander, chaplain and president of Delphos Veterans Council. Gerald Schmelzer received the patriotic citizen and was presented an American flag. Jefferson Coach Frank Minnig believes Saturdays 61-54 upset of previously-unbeaten Antwerp will yield benefits in the short- and long-term for the Wildcat basketball program. Antwerp was one of the top four teams on our schedule. To beat a team of this caliber gives us a shot in the arm, Minnig said. Jon Boggs led all scorers with 23 points. Mike Minnig added 16 and Chris Renner 10.

NuMaudes Restaurant. Dr. Burl Morris presided at the meeting. Student guests were Charles Plikerd and Maurice Miller of Jefferson High and Roger Hageman, Dave Hedrick and Tim Hickey of St. Johns. Landecks Catholic Ladies of Columbia held its business meeting and Christmas party Tuesday evening in the church basement. Prizes in contests went to Rita M. Miller, Calista Miller, Isabel Gengler, Alice Donnelly, Kathryn Klaus, Dorothy Schwinnen, Joan Wieners and Kathleen Kill. The Delphos Country Club will hold its annual New Years Eve party for its members and their guests at the clubhouse. Dancing will be from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. to the music of the popular Versa Tones. Reservations can be made by calling either Steve Dickman, Richard Mueller or Bob Bonifas.

GERDEMANN, Nora R., 55, of Delphos, Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11 a.m. Friday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, the Rev. Chris Bohnsack officiating. Burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. today at Strayer Funeral Home, 1840 E. Fifth St., Delphos, where a Parish Wake Service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Memorials may be made to St. Johns Scholarship Fund. Online condolences may be shared at www.strayerfuneralhome. com. HINES, Bernard R., 75, of Elida, Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Johns the Evangelist Catholic Church, where the Delphos Veterans Council will conduct military graveside rites following the Mass. Burial will take place at Walnut Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Friday at Harter and Schier Funeral Home, where a Parish Wake will be held at 7:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Delphos Veterans Council.

75 Years Ago 1938 The annual Christmas Charity Dance, sponsored by the members of the Phi Delta Sorority, will be staged in St. Johns auditorium on Christmas night. As has been the custom, proceeds from the dance will be used to buy shoes for needy school children of Delphos. Tickets may be secured at Rosselits Drug Store, at the Palace Sweet Shop or from any member of the sorority. The American Legion Commemorative Post of Delphos is planning to make many needy families happy at Christmas time with the cooperation of Delphos citizens. Members of the Legion have placed donation barrels and boxes in Delphos grocery stores. The Legion is also sponsoring the toy shop in the city building under the WPA. A group of piano pupils of Eda Scherger performed remarkably well Saturday afternoon when they were pre- Courtney J. Wilson sented in a recital at the Scherger residence on North Main 50 Years Ago 1963 Street. Mothers and other relatives of the pupils were presCourtney J. Wilson, 51, of Members of the Rotary Club saw a movie entitled ent for the program. A Christmas tree and other holiday Spencerville died at 7:08 p.m. Were You There? at their Wednesday luncheon held at decorations lent a festive atmosphere to the home. Tuesday at Roselawn Manor. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home, Spencerville, where the famSt. Ritas Wheat $6.11 ily will receive friends 2-8 WEATHER FORECAST FRIDAY: Partly cloudy p.m. Sunday. A boy was born Dec. 10 to Corn $4.17 Tri-county in the morning then becoming Stacie and Brien Lucas of Elida. Soybeans $13.27 Associated Press mostly cloudy. Not as cold. Highs around 30. Southwest winds 5 to TODAY: Partly cloudy in the 15 mph. Wind chills zero to 10 morning then becoming mostly above zero in the morning. Associated Press sunny. Highs 15 to 20. Southwest FRIDAY NIGHT: Snow. 419-339-0110 winds 5 to 10 mph becoming 15 Moderate snow accumulations Today is Thursday, Dec. 12, the 346th day of 2013. There are GENERAL REPAIR - SPECIAL BUILT PRODUCTS to 20 mph in the afternoon. Wind possible. Not as cold. Lows in 19 days left in the year. chills 10 below to zero in the the mid 20s. Southeast winds 5 CARBON STEEL TRUCKS, TRAILERS Todays Highlight in History: morning. to 10 mph. Chance of snow 80 STAINLESS STEEL On Dec. 12, 2000, George W. Bush was transformed into FARM MACHINERY TONIGHT: Partly cloudy. percent. the president-elect as a divided U.S. Supreme Court reversed a ALUMINUM RAILINGS & METAL Near steady temperature around SATURDAY: Snow. Light state court decision for recounts in Floridas contested election. GATES 15. Southwest winds 10 to 15 snow accumulations possible. Larry McClure On this date: 5745 Redd Rd. mph. Wind chills zero to 10 Highs in the lower 30s. Chance In 1787, Pennsylvania became the second state to ratify the Delphos above zero. of snow 80 percent. U.S. Constitution.




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STATE/LOCAL Marion Township waits for response from Delphos on fire contract
Information submitted MARION TOWNSHIP The Marion Township Trustees met Monday with the following members present: Joseph Youngpeter, Howard Violet and Jerry Gilden. The purpose of the meeting was to pay bills and conduct ongoing business. The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved. Trustees then reviewed the bills and gave approval for 17 checks totaling $22,300. Road Foreman Elwer spoke with the county regarding helping with the trees and brush removal from the ditch in the Cremean Road area and they will provide help where needed. Fiscal Officer Kimmet gave the trustees the Fund Status and Bank Reconciliation reports from Nov. 30 for their review and signature. He gave trustees Youngpeter and Violet their bonds needed to get sworn in for their next term. Two representatives from the Delphos City Council were present to see why the township has not contacted the city regarding the Fire Contract. The trustees presented the letter that was emailed to all of them plus the mayor and safety service. A hard copy was also delivered to the City Building, all of which was done on Oct. 16, which asked the city to get back with the township regarding the level of services the township will receive due to the reduction in personnel. The trustees stated no one has contacted the township regarding this and this is what the township is waiting on before a contract can be negotiated. There being no further business a motion to adjourn by Violet was seconded by Gilden and passed unanimously.

E - The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: What are some ideas for being greener this holiday season? Beth Livingston, Camden, NJ

While the holidays are festive and fun, they can take a toll on the environment. All that shopping, decoration, food preparation and travel adds up to more carbon emissions and more waste. But there are ways to minimize our impact and still celebrate the season in grand style. For starters, buy fewer gifts. Homemade, personal gifts are always appreciated as much or more than something store-bought. Paint a painting, bake a cake, or make a playlist of favorite songs. EarthEasy.com recommends giving services instead of goods to cut down on the materialism of the holidays: A great gift could be an hours massage at a local spa, or music lessons for a budding musician. Other service gift ideas include childcare or tutoring, dog walking, cooking, window-washing, a car wash and vacuum or even Internet/computer lessons. Another way to cut down on the amount of stuff passing under your tree is by having a Secret Santa exchange among grown-ups so that every adult doesnt have to get gifts for several others. The kids, who participated in the Nov. 25 Fun Day at the Y, are showing the crafts that Another way to save energy and waste is they created during the activity filled day. (Submitted photo) to tone down the holiday decorating, especially with regard to lighting. A 2008 report commissioned by the Department of Energy found that holiday lighting across the U.S. uses up some six terawatt-hours of electric-

YMCA schedules Kids Fun Day

Information submitted and crafts and so much more. Bathing suits, towels and a packed lunch are all the kids will need to bring everything else will be provided. The cost for Y members is $20 for the first child and $10 per additional child. Potential member rates are $30 first child and $15 per additional child. Information about this and other programs available at the Van Wert YMCA can be found by calling 419-238-0443 or visiting www.vwymca. org. One may also email mitch@vwymca.org for more information. The YMCA of Van Wert County is partially funded by the Van Wert County Foundation and United Way.

ity per year, which is equivalent to the total electricity consumption of half a million homes in a month. If you do still decide to indulge in holiday lights, try to go LED. The smaller light emitting diode bulbs dont get hot to the touch (and are less likely to start a fire) and consume a fraction of the electricity of their incandescent predecessors while lasting 10 times longer. HolidayLEDs. com gives customers who recycle their old holiday lights with them a voucher for 15 percent off a new order of LED lights. Believe it or not, your choice of a Christmas tree affects your environmental footprint as well. The Epoch Times reports that artificial trees are not necessarily the answer, as most are made out of petrochemicals, PVC, metals or sometimes even lead, and cant usually be recycled so end up in landfills after a few years of useful life. Furthermore, some 80 percent of artificial trees are made in China, meaning shipping them on trucks, railways and container ships uses a lot of fuel and emits a lot of carbon dioxide accordingly. Getting a real tree, preferably one that is organic and sustainably harvested by a local tree farmer, is a better choice. After all, real trees provide habitat for wildlife while they are growing, and they filter dust and pollen out of the air while producing oxygen and absorbing carbon dioxide. The Epoch Times adds that typically one to three tree seeds are planted for every Christmas tree harvested in the U.S. And if you get a potted (living) Christmas tree, you can keep it for years after the holidays pass, either in its pot (or a bigger one as it grows) or in the ground outside. Of course, another way to keep your carbon footprint down over the holidays is by just staying home. A third of the carbon emissions we generate in our daily lives come from driving our cars, so why not stay off the roads over the holidays? And air travel is one of the biggest carbon splurges any of us indulge in, so not jetting across the country to visit in-laws might be the best environmental action you take all year. EarthTalk is written and edited by Roddy Scheer and Doug Moss and is a registered trademark of E - The Environmental Magazine (www.emagazine.com). Send questions to: earthtalk@emagazine.com.

VAN WERT The YMCA of Van Wert County will be holding an all-day event, Kids Fun Day at the Y, for kids ages 6-12 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 23. We wanted to give the kids something structured and fun to do on their next scheduled day off of school, stated Mitch Price, Y program director. We plan to structure it similar to summer camps, only indoors. A variety of fun events are scheduled for the day and possibly a great last minute shopping day for the parents. These events include but will not be limited to sports, games, swimming, bounce house, arts

VW First Presbyterian to host Christmas open house

Information submitted VAN WERT The First Presbyterian Church of Van Wert will host their Christmas open house An Old Fashioned Christmas from 4-6 p.m. Dec. 22. Fun, food, music and fellowship will be found Sunday afternoon as the church opens its doors to welcome all to celebrate together the true meaning of Christmas. This will be the churchs first year for a Christmas Open House and members hope to make this celebration a yearly tradition. To help create the Christmas feeling, the church sanctuary, Scott Chapel, Franz Room, narthex, corridors and fellowship hall will be decorated with many new decorations. The Presbyterian Church is one of Van Werts finest examples of 15th century Gothic architecture which features grand spires, flying buttresses, ribbed vaulting, lancet arches and 22 beautiful stained glass windows. Guests may enjoy light refreshments, take a guided tour to learn the stories of each of the stained glass windows, take photos, share with your children in a kid-themed activity with Felicia Quaintance, children and family activities director, or just sit, listen and enjoy music by members of the chancel choir and several other community musicians. Harriet Schaadt, music program director and David Van Tilburg, chancel choir director, will have live, continuous Christmas music and carols filling the air. Join the church on Dec. 22 to experience this wonderful Advent season together. First Presbyterian Church is located at the corner of Washington and Crawford Streets. For more information, please contact the church office at 419-238-3670.

Holidays are festive and fun, they can take a toll on the environment. One way to be greener is to get a real tree, especially a potted (living) tree, which you can keep for years after the holidays pass. (Leonora Enking photo, courtesy Flickr)

Lawmakers OK Move Over measure for drivers

COLUMBUS (AP) A bill passed by Ohio lawmakers would require drivers approaching construction and maintenance vehicles to slow down and shift lanes if possible, as theyre already required to do when nearing emergency vehicles on the roadside. The House passed the updated Move Over Law on Wednesday, sending it to the governor for consideration. It would apply when motorists approach construction, maintenance and public utilities commission vehicles parked on the side of the road with their alert lights turned on. The directors of the state Department of Transportation and the Ohio Turnpike say the measure would boost safety for roadway workers. The Department of Transportation says motorists have had more than 600 collisions with its vehicles and equipment since 2008. In one case last April, a 27-year-old employee was killed.



Double-amputee vet helps stranded motorists

FAIRBORN (AP) A Marine veteran who lost his legs in Afghanistan is again being called a hero this time for helping stuck motorists out during a snowstorm. Larry Draughn, 26, used his pickup truck to pull out three vehicles that ran off the road and into ditches during Sundays ice and snow in southwest Ohio, the Dayton Daily News reported. He said he saw the slide-offs from his backyard, where his son was sledding. I didnt want to see anybody stranded on the side of that road; it wasnt safe, he said. It was a sheet of ice and people kept going into ditches behind my house. I wouldnt call it heroic. But 77-year-old Wendell Ledbetter and his wife, Mildred, disagree. He said other vehicles were sliding past them when Draughn arrived to help, joking that he wasnt worried about getting into the soggy ditch to hook up to their car. He said, Dont worry about it. Ive got metal knees. They dont get wet, Ledbetter recounted.


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cow - calf operation. Poling is also the owner of an ag consulting business and is a district COLUMBUS Michael Mike Poling sales manager for Stine Seed. of Delphos has been elected to Poling is a graduate of Owens the board of trustees for the Ohio Technical School. He is a 34-year Farm Bureau Federation. He will member of the Van Wert County represent Farm Bureau members Farm Bureau and has served as its president and on various comin Allen, Paulding, Putnam and Van Wert counties. Poling will mittees including membership and help govern the states largest and public policy. Poling is a Van Wert most influential farm organizaCounty fair board director, member of the NFIB and attends Jennings tion. He fills the board seat formerly Road Church of Christ. The Polings held by Mike Schumm of Willshire are parents of a daughter. who retired after 12 years of serPolings election took place durvice to Farm Bureau members. ing the 95th annual meeting of Poling Ohio Farm Bureau held Dec 4-6 in Poling and his wife, Bernie, Columbus. OFBFs mission is to forge farm along with his father, Larry. They raise corn, soybeans and hay and have a a partnership between farmers and consumers. Information submitted

Delphos FFA advances to State Parliamentary Procedure Contest

Veteran leaders recognized OFB delegates at Farm Bureau Convention set policy
Information submitted COLUMBUS Six individuals were honored by the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation for their lifelong contributions to agriculture. Distinguished Service Awards were presented to agriculturalists Earl Gerdeman, Patricia Leimbach and Tom Schlenker. The Cooperative/ Agricultural Educator Award was presented to Dr. Monte Anderson. The Agricultural Communicator Award was given to Gary Jackson. The first ever Ezra C. Anstaett Heritage Award was presented to Nationwide Board Chairman Keith Eckel. The awards recognize the outstanding careers of individuals who have contributed to agriculture, their communities and Ohio Farm Bureau. The new Ezra C. Anstaett Heritage Award recognizes partners and collaborators who help Ohio Farm Bureau achieve its mission of forging a partnership between farmers and consumers. Its named after the first policyholder of Ohio Farm Bureau Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, which later became Nationwide Insurance. Gerdeman taught agricultural education for 35 years, primarily at Lincolnview High School in Van Wert County. He also mentored young farmers and adult farmer organizations. He was a recipient of the American FFA Degree, was named Outstanding Agriculture Teacher for the state of Ohio and is a past Ambassador Club member for Ohio Farm Bureau, meaning he signed 10 or more new members in one year. He also has been active with the countys hospital governance board, the local electric cooperative and his county Farm Bureau. Leimbach, whose award was presented posthumously, was best known as an author and speaker who drew attention to farmers and the rural lifestyle. Her Country Wife articles and other essays were syndicated nationally and she was the author of three books. She spoke at farm events in 48 states and in Canada. Leimbach was a founding member of American Agri-Women and its Ohio affiliate. She won numerous awards including induction into the Ohio Agricultural Hall of Fame. Schlenker began his career as an OSU Extension agent but spent the majority of his professional life within the Farm Credit system, first as an account officer for the Federal Land Bank and retiring as executive vice president of Farm Credit Mid-America. He served on numerous boards including Ohio Livestock Coalition, Ohio Ag Council, Animals for Life Foundation and 4-H Foundation. He also provided leadership to many national cooperative organizations and is the winner of multiple industry achievement awards. See LEADERS, page 10 Information submitted

Delphos FFA recently participated in the District Parliamentary Procedure Contest. This contest, which involves Senior and Greenhand teams, is a career-development event based around the components and techniques that are used to properly run a business meeting. All Delphos FFA members are taught these components in class as freshmen and have the option to continue to build and practice these techniques through this contest. Above: Senior Team members include, front row, left to right, Desiree Wessel, Sophia Wilson, Karen Cline and Tatiana Olmeda; and back row, Kylie Fritz, Halee Heising, Rileigh Tippie and Sophia Thompson. They placed first at the district contest and received a gold rating earning them the right to compete at state competition. Below: Greenhand members include, front row, left to right, Beth Williams, Tori Schleeter, Paige Oswald and Kylie White; and back row, Cheyanna Scirocca, Alexa Plescher, Eli Edie, Tristan Moore and Brent Buettner. They placed first at the district contest and received a gold rating and advance to state competition. (Submitted photos)

Corn performance results released

BY JAMES J. HOORMAN Ag Educator OSU-Extension Putnam County The 2013 Ohio Corn Performance tests have been released. This article is a summary of the results and is written by Geyer, A; Minyo, R; Thomison, P; and Lohnes, D. 2013. In 2013, 240 corn hybrids representing 28 companies and 33 commercial brands were evaluated in the Ohio Corn Performance Test (OCPT). Four tests were established in the Southwestern/West Central/ Central (SW/WC/C) region and three tests were established in the Northwestern (NW) and North Central/ Northeastern (NC/NE) regions (for a total of 10 test sites statewide). Hybrid entries in the regional tests were planted in either an early or a full season maturity trial. These test sites provided a range of growing conditions and production environments. The 2013 growing season throughout much of Ohio was characterized by favorable conditions for corn growth and development. Rainfall was generally below normal in May but was near normal to well above normal in June and July, during mid-to-late vegetation stages, pollination, and early grain fill. Near normal to below normal temperatures in July and August mitigated the impact of dry conditions in August and September. At most test sites, rainfall was below normal in September and above normal in October. Persistent rains in October delayed harvest at several locations. Disease and insect pests were not a significant factor at most test sites. Record high yields were achieved at most test loca-


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COLUMBUS Nutrient management, agricultural drainage and state tax policy were among issues voting delegates addressed at the 95th annual meeting of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation. Delegates also established a committee to study changes to the membership model for the organization. The organizations policy, enacted by the 346 delegates, will direct Farm Bureaus actions for the coming year. The meeting took place Dec. 4-6 in Columbus. OFBF reiterated its commitment to assist farmers as they take steps to improve water quality. Without approving any specific legislation, delegates supported nutrient management education programs that include certification for fertilizer applicators. Farm Bureau policy also states that Ohio should have a comprehensive reduction strategy for all nutrient sources. The agricultural portions should be based on the 4 - R principles, be economically feasible for farmers and provide clear criteria regarding suspension of certification. On taxes, delegates recognized that tax reform is often a trade-off between taxing methods; they created policy that prioritizes income taxes over property taxes as revenue sources for state and local governments. Delegates also prioritized how oil and gas severance tax revenue should be used: First use should be for oil and gas regulatory programs, followed by local economic development and then income tax reduction. Delegates also called for any tax credits offered on new severance taxes to proportionally benefit producers and landowners with royalty interests. Farm Bureau delegates voted to support streamlining of the petition ditch process and development of a statewide plan that provides consistency to petition ditch easements and maintenance. In addition, delegates called for an alternative funding mechanism for Ohio State Universitys Agricultural Technical Institute. Other state policies approved pistol caliber rifles during deer gun season, called for improved transparency in electric choice programs and supported steps to protect chemical sensitive crops, bees and other pollinators. Delegates also voted to support market-based commodity programs in the farm bill. See POLICY, page 10

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Ottoville High School class of 1958 holds reunion

Members of the Ottoville High School class of 1958 recently met for their 55th class reunion at Turtles Tavern in Ottoville. A good time was had by all. Those attending were, front from left, Julie (Brinkman) Rivas, Ginny (Byrne) Schroeder, Dolores (Weber) Spieles, Arlene (Ricker) Kortokrax and Rita (Langhals) Rampe; center, Tom Gordon, Dolores (Gasser) Schulte, Dorothy (Langhals) Niese, Madonna Dibling and Margie (Kehres) Miller; and back, Dick Lehman, Don Herman, John Deitering and Virgil Miller. (Submitted photo)

DAAG names holiday workshops, studio night, Art This! Drink That!
Delphos Area Art Guild has announced its holiday events. Teen Studio Art Night with Sherry Kahle, local ceramicist will be held 6-10:30 Friday. Participants will create ornamental sculptures. Art, pizza, snacks and fun for ages 11-18 $20 for evening. Art This! Drink That! for adults at Brentillys Steak House will be held from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday. Art provided by DAAG, drinks provided by Brentillys. Holiday art fun will include beaded Xmas ornaments led by Laura Conrad. The cost is $25 with all art included. Art for the Holidays Kids After School Workshop for ages 7 through high school will be held from 2-5 p.m. on Dec. 20. The event will include holiday art, drawing, sewing, theatre and a fun holiday guitar and song session with candy cane treats. The cost is $15 each with $10 per additional sibling. Call 419-741-4118 or visit www.del-


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TODAY 9-11 a.m. The Delphos Canal Commission Museum, 241 N. Main St., is open. 11:30 a.m. Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen ENIOR Center, 301 Suthoff St. 1-3 p.m. The Delphos UNCHEON AFE Museum of Postal History, DEC. 16-20 339 N. Main St., is open. 5-7 p.m. The Interfaith MONDAY: Taco salad, Thrift Store is open for shopfruit, coffee and 2 percent ping. 8 p.m. American Legion milk. TUESDAY: Pork roast, Post 268, 415 N. State St. red potatoes, green beans, roll, FRIDAY margarine, custard, coffee and 7:30 a.m. Delphos 2 percent milk. Optimist Club, A&W DriveWEDNESDAY: Egg In, 924 E. Fifth St. salad, pasta salad, fruit, coffee 11:30 a.m. Mealsite and 2 percent milk. at Delphos Senior Citizen THURSDAY: Beef tips, Center, 301 Suthoff St. scalloped potatoes, wax 1-4 p.m. Interfaith beans, roll, margarine, cherry Thrift Store is open for shop- crisp, coffee and 2 percent ping. milk. FRIDAY: Chili, grilled SATURDAY cheese, potato chips, dessert, 8:30-11:30 a.m. St. coffee and 2 percent milk. Johns High School recycle, enter on East First Street. 9 a.m. - noon Interfaith Thrift Store is open for shopping. St. Vincent dePaul Society, located at the east edge of the St. Johns High School parking lot, is open. ---------Cloverdale recycle at village park. Local news, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Delphos Postal Museum is national news, open. 12:15 p.m. Testing of weather, sports, warning sirens by Delphos Fire and Rescue. entertainment, 1-3 p.m. Delphos Canal Commission Museum, 241 N. classifieds, Main St., is open. 7 p.m. Bingo at St. comics, business Johns Little Theatre.

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ently, Snyder is very fond of Griffith? Particularly more so if RG III strongly expresses a desire to be traded? Snyder is less hands-on than he used to be but he still puts his two cents in. I wish a certain owner who I wont name (Jones) but I will give you (Jones) three guesses (Jones) to the south and east of our nations capital would follow those steps! This was an interesting tidbit I ran across the other day. It seems that three former University of Southern Mississippi soccer coaches sued alleging sexual harassment and discrimination, as well as for retaliation from school employees. Nothing out of the ordinary, right? It seemingly happens all the time these days and there are legitimate reasons for doing so; no one wants people to be mistreated in their jobs. What caught my eye is that all three were males and they coached the womens soccer team. In this context, the US Supreme Court declined to hear arguments disputing a Mississippi Supreme Court ruling reversing a lower courts $1.2 million judgement against the university. See MUSINGS, page 7



W L T Pct y-Indianap 8 5 0 .615 Tennessee 5 8 0 .385 Jacksonville 4 9 0 .308 Houston 2 11 0 .154 North Cincinnati Baltimore Pittsburgh Cleveland West W 9 7 5 4 L T Pct 4 0 .692 6 0 .538 8 0 .385 9 0 .308 L T Pct 2 0 .846 3 0 .769 7 0 .462 9 0 .308

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W L T Pct PF PA x-Seattle 11 2 0 .846 357 205 San Fran 9 4 0 .692 316 214 Arizona 8 5 0 .615 305 257 St. Louis 5 8 0 .385 289 308 x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division ___ Todays Game San Diego at Denver, 8:25 p.m. Sundays Games Philadelphia at Minnesota, 1 p.m. Washington at Atlanta, 1 p.m. San Francisco at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m. Seattle at N.Y. Giants, 1 p.m. Chicago at Cleveland, 1 p.m. Houston at Indianapolis, 1 p.m. Buffalo at Jacksonville, 1 p.m. New England at Miami, 1 p.m. Kansas City at Oakland, 4:05 p.m. N.Y. Jets at Carolina, 4:05 p.m. Arizona at Tennessee, 4:25 p.m. New Orleans at St. Louis, 4:25 p.m. Green Bay at Dallas, 4:25 p.m. Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, 8:30 p.m. Mondays Game Baltimore at Detroit, 8:40 p.m.

By JIM METCALFE Sports Editor jmetcalfe@delphosherald.com So, Robert Griffith III is being shut down for the rest of the season. This just leads more credence it was pretty apparent watching RG IIIs press conference after Sundays game and other reports that there is a war going on between head coach Mike Shanahan and owner Daniel Snyder on the direction of the team. I guess that makes sense if you are afraid your franchise QB is playing hurt and could get hurt more in the last three games, especially if the Redskins tank the. However, Griffith apparently is not pleased with this decision but is playing the good team guy. Guess who will win that war, especially since, appar-

NFL Individual Leaders

Week 14 NFC Quarterbacks Foles, PHL J. McCown, CHI A. Rodgers, GBY Brees, NOR R. Wilson, SEA Romo, DAL S. Bradford, STL M. Ryan, ATL Cutler, CHI M. Stafford, DET Rushers L. McCoy, PHL A. Peterson, MIN Forte, CHI M. Lynch, SEA A. Morris, WAS Gore, SNF Lacy, GBY Re. Bush, DET D. Murray, DAL Stacy, STL Receivers Garcon, WAS B. Marshall, CHI Cal. Johnson, DET Jeffery, CHI J. Graham, NOR Cruz, NYG De. Bryant, DAL Douglas, ATL J. Nelson, GBY Boldin, SNF Punters A. Lee, SNF Nortman, CAR Weatherford, NYG S. Martin, DET Morstead, NOR Hekker, STL Bosher, ATL Chr. Jones, DAL Donn. Jones, PHL Zastudil, ARI Punt Returners Dw. Harris, DAL Ginn Jr., CAR Sherels, MIN Hyde, GBY G. Tate, SEA Page, TAM T. Austin, STL R. Randle, NYG Sproles, NOR Spurlock, DET Kickoff Returners C. Patterson, MIN Dw. Harris, DAL Hester, CHI Dam. Johnson, PHL Ginn Jr., CAR J. Rodgers, ATL T. Austin, STL Paul, WAS Scoring Touchdowns Associated Press Att 218 220 251 519 330 460 262 525 265 525 Att 261 268 234 244 218 220 227 180 160 174 No 89 84 75 75 74 71 70 68 67 67 No 66 54 69 54 48 65 52 69 71 66 No 17 20 17 20 39 22 33 25 24 22 No 36 26 38 17 21 20 18 20 Yds 238 263 223 254 467 242 280 210 164 145 Yds 1199 792 1067 441 491 447 398 411 Com 135 147 168 353 213 296 159 345 167 306 Yds 1305 1221 1073 1042 1027 931 887 854 843 721 Yds 1017 1090 1348 1193 1046 973 908 926 1046 915 Yds 1970 1809 2218 4107 2871 3244 1687 3677 1908 3973 Avg 5.00 4.56 4.59 4.27 4.71 4.23 3.91 4.74 5.27 4.14 Avg 11.4 13.0 18.0 15.9 14.1 13.7 13.0 13.6 15.6 13.7 Yds 3217 2554 3260 2544 2251 3017 2384 3098 3191 2962 Avg 14.0 13.2 13.1 12.7 12.0 11.0 8.5 8.4 6.8 6.6 Avg 33.3 30.5 28.1 25.9 23.4 22.4 22.1 20.6 TD Int 20 1 13 1 15 4 33 8 23 7 27 7 14 4 21 13 13 8 27 14 LG TD 57t 7 78t 10 55 7 43 10 45t 6 51 8 56 7 39 3 41 7 35 5 LG 44 44 87 80t 56t 70t 79 80t 76t 43 LG 62 72 68 72 61 64 63 62 70 60 LG 86t 41 86t 93t 71 52 98t 32 28 57 TD 3 9 12 6 14 4 10 2 7 5 Avg 48.7 47.3 47.2 47.1 46.9 46.4 45.8 44.9 44.9 44.9 TD 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 J. Graham, NOR Cal. Johnson, DET M. Lynch, SEA Ve. Davis, SNF A. Peterson, MIN De. Bryant, DAL Fitzgerald, ARI B. Marshall, CHI Forte, CHI Gore, SNF Kicking Hauschka, SEA Crosby, GBY Gould, CHI Walsh, MIN P. Dawson, SNF Hartley, NOR D. Bailey, DAL Feely, ARI Gano, CAR Zuerlein, STL AFC Quarterbacks P. Manning, DEN P. Rivers, SND Roethlisberger, PIT Brady, NWE J. Campbell, CLE Dalton, CIN Locker, TEN Ale. Smith, KAN Luck, IND Tannehill, MIA Rushers J. Charles, KAN Moreno, DEN Ry. Mathews, SND Chr. Johnson, TEN Jones-Drew, JAX Be. Tate, HOU Spiller, BUF Green-Ellis, CIN F. Jackson, BUF Ivory, NYJ Receivers And. Johnson, HOU Ant. Brown, PIT A.. Green, CIN Edelman, NWE De. Thomas, DEN Ke. Wright, TEN Welker, DEN Cameron, CLE Gordon, CLE Decker, DEN Punters M. King, OAK Fields, MIA Lechler, HOU S. Powell, BUF McAfee, IND Quigley, NYJ Anger, JAX Ry. Allen, NWE D. Colquitt, KAN Huber, CIN

TD Rush Rec 14 0 14 12 0 12 12 10 2 11 0 11 11 10 1 10 0 10 10 0 10 9 0 9 9 7 2 8 8 0 PAT 38-38 31-31 36-37 33-34 35-35 40-40 40-40 31-31 34-34 29-29 FG 27-28 29-33 24-27 24-27 23-26 21-27 19-21 22-26 20-23 20-22

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Winston humbled by Heisman talk, awards attention

Associated Press LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. The first time Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston ever thought about winning the Heisman Trophy, he was a 12-year-old kid playing video games. Playing NCAA 2006 was the first time I was aware of the Heisman, he said Wednesday. When you could create a player and do the Road to Glory and you could get the Heisman. Now that road could end with him holding the real thing, and several other big awards. Winston is the overwhelming favorite to win the award now that a sexual assault complaint against him in Tallahassee has been closed without charges being filed. Winston enters todays College Football Awards Show at Disney nominated for two of the nights top awards the Maxwell Award for the nations top player and the Davey OBrien quarterback award. He joins Texas A&M quarterback and reigning Heisman winner Johnny Manziel, as well as Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron, who are both nominated for the same awards. The now 19-year-old Winston described the week since Florida State secured its spot in the BCS national championship game as a whirlwind but acknowledged he goes into college footballs version of awards season humbled even as a huge Heisman favorite. Obviously, all the Heisman stuff, I really admire the people that have voted for me and all that stuff, Winston said. So, like I said, its overwhelming to me. Should Winston claim the Heisman, it would be the second consecutive year that the award went to a freshman. Though that would also mean his name isnt called, McCarron said it would be a feat that would not be derided by the fifth-year senior, who just missed a shot at leading Alabama to a third consecutive national championship. It doesnt make me feel any way. Im happy for those guys, he said. Johnnys one of my good friends. Jameis, Id be happy for him, too. I dont have any hatred against anybody, or against the Heisman committee or whoever votes on it. Theyre going to vote how theyre going to vote. Im happy and like I said, I go home at night and I can pull out my three national championship rings and smile pretty big and be pretty happy. I dont need an individual award to tell me what Ive achieved. Still, he said the invitation to New York, which will be his first trip to New York, is something he will savor. Of course it made me feel good. I kind of smiled, proved a lot of people wrong. But I also feel like I earned it and I deserve it, McCarron added. I think if you look atthe three years of me starting, Id put my numbers up (against) anybody in the countryWhat, 13 interceptions my whole three years starting? I mean, a lot of guys throw that in one year. I feel like Ive taken care of the ball, Ive done all the right things on and off the field. So if the award goes by

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Att Yds 238 1162 216 920 207 885 217 820 208 719 165 699 149 678 193 662 157 645 146 639 No 95 90 78 76 74 73 73 72 71 71 No 73 66 67 35 61 61 83 64 73 64 Yds 1277 1240 1175 775 1149 857 778 825 1400 1088

LG TD 46 10 25t 10 51 4 30t 5 48 5 60 4 77 2 25 6 59 7 69 3 LG TD 62t 5 55 7 82t 8 44 5 78t 11 45 2 33 10 53 7 95t 8 61 8 LG 66 66 65 66 60 67 61 65 65 75 Avg 48.8 48.7 47.8 46.1 46.0 45.9 45.7 45.4 45.3 45.3

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Woods yardstick for playing Masters: Can he win?

By DOUG FERGUSON Associated Press

See LEADERS, page 7

their mission statement, I feel like I fit it pretty well. Wednesday was also a lot more low key this time around for Manziel, who had his hopes of a Heisman repeat clouded by less than stellar performances late in the year and four losses by the Aggies. Though hes granted a vote this year as a Heisman winner, Manziel said he was going to follow the Heisman Trust and not reveal his vote but added he didnt vote for himself in first or second place. Its a possibility, Manziel said of the chances of seeing consecutive freshmen win. I guess well find out on Saturday. But its crazy to have that long of a barrier and then potentially we could have two back-to-back. So definitely a neat deal, though. While there is lots of intrigue about whether he could enter the NFL draft after the season ends, Manziel said he will take time after the season to discuss it with his mentors and coaches but likes his readiness. In my mind, I feel like Im playing for the most part at a high level, he added. Im putting the ball where I want it to be, and Im throwing it with a lot of velocity. So in my mind, I think I am. As for Winston, he said he hasnt started to envision holding the Heisman at the end of the week. It would be an honor, man, Winston added. If that happens, just to look in the stands and see my family and see my coach, and say Hey, I made you happy. I made your proud. Its not really for me. Its for my family and my teammates. My teammates, theyre going to like that, because my teammates want me to get it and my family, of course they want me to get it. So its more about them than me.

Football Roundup
left disappointed by the way the season went for his team. The Crimson Tide was knocked out of a chance to play for a third straight national title after losing to Auburn. Mosley will end his college career when Alabama meets Oklahoma on Jan. 2 in the Sugar Bowl. He leads Alabama with 102 tackles, has seven tackles for losses and broke up five passes. Sam, who grew up in nearby Hitchcock, Texas, enjoyed returning to his home state for the ceremony. Sam became the first player from Missouri to be a finalist for the Lombardi Award after piling up 18 tackles for losses and 10 sacks. He also returned a fumble for a touchdown. Barr is tied for fifth in the nation with 20 tackles for losses. He also has 10 sacks, 62 tackles and forced five fumbles this season. He was honored to be a finalist for the award. Michigan States Narduzzi wins Broyles Award LITTLE ROCK, Ark. Michigan State defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi won the annual Broyles Award given to the top college assistant coach. Narduzzi, in his seventh season for the fourth-ranked Spartans, was honored at a luncheon in Little Rock. Hes responsible for guiding a Michigan State defense that earned a spot in the Rose Bowl against No. 5 Stanford with a 34-24 win over Ohio State in the Big Ten Conference championship game. The Spartans (12-1) were first in the country this season in total defense, allowing an average of 248.2 yards per game. Its the third straight season Michigan State has ranked among the top 10 nationally. The Spartans were fourth in the country in allowing 12.7 points per game. Narduzzi has served as defensive coordinator under Mark Dantonio for the past 10 seasons, including three years together at Cincinnati from 2004-06. The Spartans also led the nation in rushing defense this season, allowing just 80.8 yards on the ground per game. The award is named for former Arkansas coach Frank Broyles, who is noted for developing assistants into head coaches. A number of his aides went on to stellar careers, including Hayden Fry, Joe Gibbs, Jimmy Johnson, Johnny Majors, Jackie Sherrill and Barry Switzer. Fry, Majors and Switzer were on this years selection committee. See ROUNDUP, page 7

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. Tiger Woods said long ago he would give up golf when he felt he could play his best and still not win. That includes his lifetime invitation to the Masters. Let me put it to you this way, Woods explained last week at his World Challenge. Im not going to beat Arnolds record. Im not playing that long, thats for sure. Palmer set a record in 2004 by playing in his 50th consecutive Masters. Woods won his first green jacket when he was 21 and with reasonable health (a big assumption considering his injuries), he would seem to be in the best position to break that record. Even with his injuries, the Masters is the one major Woods has never missed. He just doesnt appear the least bit interested in that kind of a record. For me, I always want to win, he said. So if I cant win, why tee it up? Thats just my own personal belief. And I know what it takes to prepare to win and what it takes to go out there and get the job done, and theres going to become a point in time where I just cant do it anymore. We all as athletes face that moment. Im a ways from that moment in my sport, but when that day happens, Ill make a decision and thats it. But for Woods or any golfer, its tough to know when that day happens. See GOLF, page 7

Associated Press Pitts Donald wins Lombardi Award HOUSTON Pittsburghs Aaron Donald picked up another award Wednesday night, winning the Rotary Lombardi Award. Donald beat out Alabama linebacker C.J. Mosley, Missouri defensive end Michael Sam and UCLA linebacker Anthony Barr for the award given annually to the nations top college lineman. Its already been a big week for Donald, a senior defensive tackle who won the Bronko Nagurski award given to the nations top college defensive player Monday. Its a true blessing and a true honor for people to notice me and notice the hard work I put into this game, Donald said. The 6-foot, 285-pound Donald leads the nation with 26 tackles for losses and his 28 career sacks are tops among active players in the Football Bowl Subdivision and fourth in school history. Donald has 10 sacks, 54 tackles and has forced four fumbles this season. Though Pittsburgh is headed to the play Bowling Green in the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl on Dec. 26, Donald was disappointed that his 6-6 team didnt do better. Mosley was another finalist who was


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Associated Press Week 14 TOTAL YARDAGE AMERICAN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE OFFENSE Yards Rush Pass Denver 6053 1617 4436 San Diego 5207 1454 3753 N. England 5017 1560 3457 Cincinnati 4794 1506 3288 Houston 4789 1484 3305 Cleveland 4481 1096 3385 Pittsburgh 4475 1006 3469 Kansas City 4394 1681 2713 Indianapolis 4391 1376 3015 Oakland 4359 1747 2612 Tennessee 4273 1495 2778 Buffalo 4261 1737 2524 Miami 4223 1245 2978 Baltimore 4033 1070 2963 N.Y. Jets 3997 1639 2358 Jacksonville 3708 996 2712 DEFENSE Yards Rush Pass Houston 3928 1541 2387 Cleveland 4165 1274 2891 Cincinnati 4167 1276 2891 Baltimore 4327 1315 3012 N.Y. Jets 4388 1074 3314 Pittsburgh 4446 1562 2884 Tennessee 4470 1522 2948 Buffalo 4495 1623 2872 Miami 4533 1545 2988 Oakland 4633 1377 3256 Kansas City 4652 1472 3180 Indianapolis 4837 1698 3139 N. England 4840 1766 3074 Denver 4864 1298 3566 San Diego 4972 1505 3467 Jacksonville 4979 1648 3331 NATIONAL FOOTBALL CONFERENCE OFFENSE Yards Rush Pass Detroit 5322 1462 3860 Philadelphia 5321 2061 3260 Green Bay 5128 1675 3453 N. Orleans 5126 1188 3938 Chicago 5067 1467 3600 Washington 4891 1870 3021 Seattle 4636 1840 2796 Atlanta 4538 1056 3482 Minnesota 4499 1707 2792 Arizona 4393 1173 3220 Dallas 4269 1219 3050 N.Y. Giants 4182 1144 3038 Carolina 4172 1680 2492 St. Louis 4140 1466 2674 San Fran 4050 1732 2318 Tampa Bay 3789 1439 2350 DEFENSE Yards Rush Pass Seattle 3732 1449 2283 Carolina 3851 1032 2819 San Fran 4004 1352 2652 Arizona 4052 1099 2953 N. Orleans 4077 1486 2591 N.Y. Giants 4383 1370 3013 Tampa Bay 4447 1348 3099 Detroit 4617 1291 3326 St. Louis 4649 1415 3234 Green Bay 4802 1594 3208 Washington 4836 1499 3337 Atlanta 4932 1737 3195 Chicago 4960 2041 2919 Philadelphia 5175 1466 3709 Minnesota 5216 1544 3672

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Dallas 5549 1669 3880 AVERAGE PER GAME AMERICAN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE OFFENSE Yards Rush Pass Denver 465.6 124.4 341.2 San Diego 400.5 111.8 288.7 N. England 385.9 120.0 265.9 Cincinnati 368.8 115.8 252.9 Houston 368.4 114.2 254.2 Cleveland 344.7 84.3 260.4 Pittsburgh 344.2 77.4 266.8 Kansas City 338.0 129.3 208.7 Indianapolis 337.8 105.8 231.9 Oakland 335.3 134.4 200.9 Tennessee 328.7 115.0 213.7 Buffalo 327.8 133.6 194.2 Miami 324.8 95.8 229.1 Baltimore 310.2 82.3 227.9 N.Y. Jets 307.5 126.1 181.4 Jacksonville 285.2 76.6 208.6 DEFENSE Yards Rush Pass Houston 302.2 118.5 183.6 Cleveland 320.4 98.0 222.4 Cincinnati 320.5 98.2 222.4 Baltimore 332.8 101.2 231.7 N.Y. Jets 337.5 82.6 254.9 Pittsburgh 342.0 120.2 221.8 Tennessee 343.8 117.1 226.8 Buffalo 345.8 124.8 220.9 Miami 348.7 118.8 229.8 Oakland 356.4 105.9 250.5 Kansas City 357.8 113.2 244.6 Indianapolis 372.1 130.6 241.5 N. England 372.3 135.8 236.5 Denver 374.2 99.8 274.3 San Diego 382.5 115.8 266.7 Jacksonville 383.0 126.8 256.2 NATIONAL FOOTBALL CONFERENCE OFFENSE Yards Rush Pass Detroit 409.4 112.5 296.9 Philadelphia 409.3 158.5 250.8 Green Bay 394.5 128.8 265.6 N. Orleans 394.3 91.4 302.9 Chicago 389.8 112.8 276.9 Washington 376.2 143.8 232.4 Seattle 356.6 141.5 215.1 Atlanta 349.1 81.2 267.8 Minnesota 346.1 131.3 214.8 Arizona 337.9 90.2 247.7 Dallas 328.4 93.8 234.6 N.Y. Giants 321.7 88.0 233.7 Carolina 320.9 129.2 191.7 St. Louis 318.5 112.8 205.7 San Fran 311.5 133.2 178.3 Tampa Bay 291.5 110.7 180.8 DEFENSE Yards Rush Pass Seattle 287.1 111.5 175.6 Carolina 296.2 79.4 216.8 San Fran 308.0 104.0 204.0 Arizona 311.7 84.5 227.2 N. Orleans 313.6 114.3 199.3 N.Y. Giants 337.2 105.4 231.8 Tampa Bay 342.1 103.7 238.4 Detroit 355.2 99.3 255.8 St. Louis 357.6 108.8 248.8 Green Bay 369.4 122.6 246.8 Washington 372.0 115.3 256.7 Atlanta 379.4 133.6 245.8 Chicago 381.5 157.0 224.5 Philadelphia 398.1 112.8 285.3 Minnesota 401.2 118.8 282.5 Dallas 426.8 128.4 298.5

Ohio State, Clemson set for Orange Bowl

By SANDRA HARWITT Associated Press HOLLYWOOD, Fla. The last time Ohio State and Clemson got together in a bowl game, Buckeyes coach Woody Hayes punched a Tigers player and was fired the next day. On Wednesday at the Orange Bowl news conference, Ohio State coach Urban Meyer and Clemson counterpart Dabo Swinney traded compliments, praising each others teams. Clemson won the previous meeting, 17-15 in the 1978 Gator Bowl. In that game, Hayes punched Clemson nose guard Charlie Bauman after he intercepted a late pass. Meyer has led the Buckeyes to a 12-1 record this year, losing to Michigan State 34-24 on Saturday night in the Big Ten championship game. Clemson lost two games this season, to top-ranked Florida State and the regular- season finale to South Carolina. This is a great reward for another excellent season, Swinney said at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel. Its great to be competing against a great quality opponent like Ohio State. I dont have any doubt that this will be a great matchup. Meyer offered similar praise, saying: Ohio State hasnt been here in a long time and we have a lot of fans in South Florida. I think Clemson and my good friend Dabo Swinney will be a great opponent and it should be an exciting game. At stake for Meyer is a chance to finish a fourth season at 13-1 since 2006. Meyer is the first coach to lead three different teams - Utah, Florida and Ohio State - to a BCS Bowl game. Its been a two-year magical run, Meyer said. We experienced some incredible success over the last two years and were going to try and get our 13th win. I can tell you this, every team in America wakes up in August and wants to play in a BCS Bowl game and were one of the few teams that get to do that so were honored to be here. The Buckeyes won their sole Orange Bowl appearance in 1977, beating Colorado. This is Clemsons fifth invitation to the Orange Bowl and second in three years. The Tigers most recent Orange Bowl outing will not bring back good memories. They allowed West Virginia a BCSrecord 70 points in their 70-33 loss. Ohio State and Clemson come into the Orange Bowl led by star quarterbacks. Both teams have relied heavily on their offense during the season and both have averaged 40 points per game. The Buckeyes Braxton Miller threw for 1,860 yards and 22 touchdowns and rushed for 1,033 yards and an additional 10 touchdowns. When you can count on one finger how many losses you have as a star quarterback its pretty good, Swinney said about Miller. Hes a thousand-yard rusher and I think he missed three games this year. Tajh Boyd passed for 3,473 yards and 29 touchdowns. He rushed for 273 yards and managed an additional nine touchdowns for the Tigers. Ive been watching Tajh Boyd play for many years now and I think hes transitioned from a good player to a great player, Meyer added. Hes a dynamic thrower. And as with most excellent quarterbacks his surrounding cast might be the best in America. The Orange Bowl is Jan. 3 at Sun Life Stadium.


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Other finalists were Auburns Rhett Lashlee, Baylors Philip Montgomery, Florida States Jeremy Pruitt and Dukes Kurt Roper. Auburns Malzahn wins Home Depot Coach of the Year ORLANDO, Fla. Auburns Gus Malzahn has been named Home Depot Coach of the Year and Washingtons Austin Seferian-Jenkins was selected the John Mackey Award winner for the nations outstanding tight end. The announcements were made Wednesday. Both awards will be presented today as part of the College Football Awards Show at Disneys Boardwalk. In his first season as Auburn coach, Malzahn led the Tigers to a 12-1 record and berth in the BCS national championship game against Florida State on Jan. 6. A win in the title game would make Auburns improvement from 3-9 in 2012 the best in FBS history. Malzahn is only the second first-year coach to lead his team to the national championship game. Seferian-Jenkins becomes the first Mackey Award winner from Washington and third from the Pac-12. Malzahn, Mason receive SEC awards BIRMINGHAM, Ala. Southeastern Conference coaches have voted Auburns Gus Malzahn coach of the year and picked

his star tailback Tre Mason as the top offensive player. Alabama linebacker C.J. Mosley and Missouri defensive end Michael Sam are co-defensive players of the year. The SEC released the winners on Wednesday. Alabama receiver/return man Christion Jones is special teams player of the year. Mississippi receiver Laquon Treadwell is freshman of the year. Texas A&M left tackle Jake Matthews receives the Jacobs Blocking Trophy. Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray is ScholarAthlete of the Year. Malzahn and Mason have led No. 2 Auburn into the national championship game Jan. 6 against No. 1 Florida State. Mason is a Heisman Trophy finalist. Coaches were not allowed to vote for their own players. ACC coaches vote FSUs Winston player of year GREENSBORO, N.C. The Atlantic Coast Conferences coaches have selected Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston as the leagues player of the year and Dukes David Cutcliffe as the coach of the year. The ACC announced the results of the coaches vote Wednesday, one week after the voting media selected its award winners. Winston, a Heisman Trophy favorite, also was voted the leagues rookie of the year, the offensive player of the year and the first-team all-ACC quarterback by the coaches.

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Palmer never won another PGA Tour event after the Bob Hope Classic in 1973, though he remained competitive for many years. Several players eligible for the Champions Tour are hesitant about moving on. When is it time? In golf, you can still win golf tournaments in your 50s and guys have done it, Woods replied. Probably the more difficult thing is that you can still finish top 10, top five, but youre probably just not quite as efficient as you need to be to win golf tournaments. But you can still be there. Might he change his mind about the Masters as he gets older? It doesnt sound like it. Mellowing on that? No. Ill be on that first tee starting out the event, Im sure, he added with a smile and a dose of sarcasm. So I mean, you hit a good drive and you cant get to where you can see the flag? I dont know why its even fun. STENSON AWARD: Henrik Stenson has won the Golf Writers Trophy from the Association of Golf Writers, awarded to the top golfer who was born or lives in Europe, along with European teams. Stenson became the first player this year to win the FedEx Cup on the PGA Tour and the Race to Dubai on the European Tour. Nearly two-thirds of the AGW members made Stenson their first choice on a ballot that included U.S. Open champion Justin Rose and Europes Solheim Cup team that won on American soil


for the first time. Stenson was the first Swedish male to win the award. Annika Sorenstam won the award twice. Stenson primarily lives at Lake Nona in Orlando, Fla. IN THE BAG: Jack Nicklaus wont have a bouquet of head covers in his bag when he plays the PNC Father-Son Challenge this weekend, though the 14 clubs in his bag have changed from his prime. Nicklaus noted when he played on the PGA Tour, he carried a driver and a 3-wood, a 1-iron through a 9-iron, pitching wedge, sand wedge and putter. Now Ive got a driver, a 3-wood, a 4-wood and a 5-wood, he explained last week in a conference call. Im not a big hybrid guy, although Im playing with one right now and I took out the 2-iron. Thats pretty much where I am. Im usually a 3-iron through 9-iron, pitching wedge and sand wedge. I dont know if thats 14 or 15 (clubs) but itll be 14 when I tee it up. No other player hit more memorable shots with a 1-iron than Nicklaus, a club that featured in three of his majors the 1972 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach, the 1975 Masters and the 1967 U.S. Open at Baltusrol. But there were times when he benched the

1-iron. I used to even go to Augusta when I carried a 1-iron a lot and sometimes Id put in maybe a 4- or 5-wood, simply because you needed some elevation to stop it on the greens and some of the lies you played, Nicklaus added. THE HANEY SHOW: Hank Haney has gone from writing a book on his years with Tiger Woods to hosting his own radio show on SiriusXM. The radio network continues to beef up its programming. It already has shows for Henrik Stenson and Ian Poulter, along with 2-time Masters champion, architect and golf savant Ben Crenshaw. Haney will host Hank Haney Golf Radio, an instructional-based show that will air Saturday and Sunday at 10 a.m. ET starting on Jan. 3. The program will be geared around Haneys teaching philosophy and he will take calls from listeners who want help with their games. Haney also will offer his analysis on todays players and take on current topics, which are sure to include Woods. TWEETING TIGER: Jason Dufner jokingly tweeted to Woods that the schedule of the World Challenge be changed so Dufner could watch Auburn in the SEC title game last week. Woods replied on Twitter, Petition denied.

It was a significant only because it was Woods first tweet in more than a month. It was his 35th tweet in the span of a year, most of them commercially related. And that Dufner tweet was the first of get this FIVE tweets in two days. Woods said girlfriend Lindsey Vonn is trying to persuade him to tweet more. Progress remains slow. I grew up in a different era and its a little bit different for me, Woods added, who is 9 years older than the downhill ski champion. Im still a little bit old-school. Im kind of getting it but still not grasping the whole concept yet. But Ill get there eventually. DIVOTS: K.J. Choi donated his $100,000 from the World Cup to help with relief efforts in the Philippines. I wanted to represent Korea in sharing the sentiment of my fellow countrymen to our friends in the Philippines, Choi said. I send my deepest condolences to the people of the Philippines who have lost their families and homes. The donation from the KJ Choi Foundation was sent to the American Red Cross. Redstone Golf Club is now called Golf Club of Houston under a contractual requirement when it changed ownership. It still is host of the Shell Houston Open, the final PGA Tour event before the Masters. Cal coach Steve Desimone has been selected U.S. captain of the Palmer Cup next year. The Palmer Cup, which matches college players from the United States and Europe, will be June 26-28 at Walton Heath.

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They came to this conclusion on technical grounds, so whether there was merit to the case is in dispute. I guess for me, the question is: if this had been vice versa, what would have been the response from the usual suspects? As far as I know, these men werent interviewed on the usual shows, the usual reporters, etc. In fact, they may have ended their careers; they made noise and perhaps wont have a snowballs chance in the other place to get another job in their chosen profession. My complaint is that men are supposed to suck it up, to take it like a man and move on. Wrong! Whats wrong is wrong,

no matter who. Men are people, too! This is something I fear we will by necessity, should? see more of as we go into our politically correct future. I dont like it but thats how it is. Just like this item that I came across a while back. It is in regard to a disputed mascot. It seems Coachella Valley (Southern California) High School is nicknamed the Arabs, featuring a snarling, black-bearded mascot wearing a head scarf. According to information I have perused, the mascot was chosen as a recognition of the areas datefarming reliance, which apparently is traditionally a Middle Eastern

crop. There is also a nearby community named Mecca which also pays homage to the Middle East. They have had this personage for almost a century but has NOW become a controversial figure as a stereotype and offensive in the views of an anti-discrimination group. Apparently, the nearby school district will keep the nickname Arab but adopt a new mascot, which is yet to be determined. There are those who, good for them, are not happy with this because the original intent was to honor their areas legacy, a good thing or so you might think. They also feature belly dancers at halftime, which also is in danger of going the way of the do-do. Is nothing sacred anymore?

Wonder if they will be forced to change the name of the nearby town from Mecca because that is discriminatory? Or is that OK? People have too much time on their hands. I am waiting for all these nattering nabobs of negativism to go after Notre Dame for its Fighting Irish after all, since I know of at least one writer in the Washington Redskins baloney who claimed that if ONE person is offended, it needs to go because I am Irish and I dont fight, so I am offended. Or the San Diego Padres or New Orleans Saints because, as a Catholic, I am offended at these demeaning and debasing stereotypes, so they must go! Forget the lack of a mascot; the NAME is offensive!

I dont want them called Golden Eagles (Marquette when they changed from the Warriors) because that is demeaning they are now animals, not human beings, and everybody should be offended by that, including their players! or Red Storm (as St. Johns University changing from the Redmen) because that is a destructive, violent storm on Jupiter and is that want we want to be? Violent? Murderous? One person is offended by anything and everything. What is the old maxim: 10 percent of the people (or so) in the world hate you simply because you exist! See how far this can go once you allow bullies to get their way? Is this where we REALLY want to go?

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Thursday, December 12, 2013


LAPD to officers on duty: Buckle up, its the rule

LOS ANGELES (AP) If youve ever been pulled over by a police officer for not wearing a seat belt, theres a decent chance the officer also wasnt buckled up either. While 86 percent of Americans now wear seat belts, an upcoming study that will be published by Californias Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training estimates that roughly half of law enforcement officers dont wear them. With traffic-related fatalities the leading cause of death of officers on duty, departments nationwide are buckling down to get officers to buckle up. Something that can save a persons life should be on a high priority of being enforced, said Richard Ashton, a former police chief who has studied officer safety for more than a decade with the International Association of Chiefs of Police. The Los Angeles Police Department has a new seatbelt education effort after Inspector General Alex Bustamante found that up to 37 percent of officers involved in accidents in 2012 werent wearing seatbelts. State laws mandating seatbelt use often exclude police, but the LAPD and most other departments require them in all but certain circumstances. The costs of not doing so are clear. In 14 of the last 15 years, it wasnt a shooting, but a traffic incident that was the leading cause of officer deaths, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Of the 733 law enforcement officers killed in a vehicle accident from 1980 through 2008, 42 percent werent wearing seatbelts. This is such low-hanging fruit. This fruit is on the ground almost, said Steve Soboroff, president of the Police Commission at a recent meeting of the civilian oversight board. New recruits grew up wearing seatbelts, but often dont on the force because senior officers dont use them. Some cut old ones off cars and buckle them in to disable the alarm, belt them out of the way, or cut them out entirely. Part of the problem is blamed on what experts call the myth of a ninja assassin, an assailant whose ambush attack would leave officers vulnerable because their seat belts would interfere with their ability to get their gun. No one can tell you an actual story about it (and) I havent been able to document it at all, Ashton said. LAPD is using the 25th anniversary of a tragedy to highlight the problem. On Dec. 12, 1988, three officers died after being thrown from the two LAPD cruisers they were in that collided at a Skid Row intersection. One officer left behind a pregnant fiancee; another left a pregnant widow.

Key support for budget deal; deficits would rise

DAVID ESPO Associated Press WASHINGTON A newly minted budget deal to avert future government shutdowns gained important ground Wednesday among House Republicans who are more accustomed to brinkmanship than compromise, even though it would nudge federal deficits higher three years in a row. There was grumbling from opposite ends of the political spectrum conservatives complaining about spending levels and liberal Democrats unhappy there would be no extension of an expiring program of benefits for the long-term unemployed. Yet other lawmakers, buffeted by criticism after last Octobers partial government shutdown, found plenty to like in the agreement and suggested it could lead to future cooperation. The plan was announced Tuesday evening by Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., and Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and quickly endorsed by President Barack Obama. A House vote was expected as early as today as lawmaker race to wrap up their work for the year. A lot of folks will probably vote for it even though they would rather not support this type of legislation, but we have to get the spending issue completed so that there is some consistency in the future, said Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., called the agreement a breath of fresh air that could lead to further prog-

FDA takes steps to phase out antibiotics in meat

ress. Added House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, If youre for more deficit reduction, youre for this agreement. Boehner also took a swipe at outside groups that helped steer Republicans toward the politically damaging shutdown and opposed the current deal before it was sealed. Theyre using our members, and theyre using the American people for their own goals. This is ridiculous, he said, evidently referring to the Club For Growth, Heritage Action and other organizations. Modest in scope, the deal underscores how much ambitions have shriveled since the summer of 2011, when Obama and Boehner held private but unsuccessful talks on a grand bargain to reduce deficits by $4 trillion over a decade. In the current climate, though, it means a return to something approaching a routine, where spending committees will be able to write and pass individual bills each year, removed from the threat of a shutdown. As drafted, the bill would reverse $63 billion in across-the-board spending cuts scheduled to take effect in the current budget year and the next one, easing a crunch on programs as diverse as environmental protection and the Pentagon. It would offset the higher spending with $85 billion in savings over a decade from higher fees and relatively modest curtailments on government benefit programs. Nearly a third of the total savings would come almost a decade from now, in 2022 and 2023, partly from extending a current two percent cut in payments to Medicare providers.

Health care sign-ups pick up but may not close gap

RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated Press WASHINGTON With time running short, the nations health care rolls still arent filling up fast enough. New sign-up numbers Wednesday showed progress for President Barack Obamas health care law, but not enough to guarantee that Americans who want and need coverage by Jan. 1 will be able to get it. Crunch time is now, as people face a Dec. 23 deadline to sign up if they are to have coverage by New Years. That means more trouble for the White House, too, after months of repairing a dysfunctional enrollment website. Next year could start with a new round of political recriminations over the Affordable Care Act, Obamacare to its opponents. The Health and Human Services Department reported that 364,682 people had signed up for private coverage under the law as of Nov. 30. That is more than three times the October figure but still less than one-third of the 1.2 million that officials had projected would enroll nationwide by the end of November. The administrations overall goal was to sign up 7 million people by next March 31, when open enrollment ends. Secretary Kathleen Sebelius assured Congress on Wednesday that we are seeing very, very positive trends now that HealthCare.gov is working reasonably well. She also announced that shed asked the departments inspector general for an independent investigation into contracting and management factors that contributed to the technology failure. Yet the revamped federal website serving 36 states continues to have issues, and some states running their own sites also face problems. Oregon had signed up only 44 people as of Nov. 30.

WASHINGTON (AP) Citing a potential threat to public health, the Food and Drug Administration is taking steps toward phasing out the use of some antibiotics in animals processed for meat. Many cattle, hog and poultry producers give their animals antibiotics regularly to ensure that they are healthy and to make the animals grow faster. Now, the agency has announced that it will ask pharmaceutical companies to voluntarily stop labeling drugs important for treating human infection as acceptable for that growth promotion in animals. If the drug companies sign on and two major companies have already signaled they will using those antibiotics to promote growth in animals would be illegal. Prescriptions would be required to use the drugs for animal illnesses. The FDA has been debating how to address the issue of antibiotics in meat for several years as antibiotic-resistant diseases have risen and consumers increasingly have clamored for antibiotic-free meat. McDonalds, among other companies, has moved to limit the drugs in their meat, pushing many animal producers to go along. The restaurant chain Chipotle also has tried to use meat raised without antibiotics, but has cited challenges in finding enough of it. FDA officials said the move is designed to limit antibiotic-resistant diseases in humans as antibiotic resistance has become a growing public health problem. Repeated exposure to antibiotics can lead germs to become resistant to the drug so that it is no longer effective in treating a particular illness. In September, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released sobering estimates that more than 23,000 people a year are dying from drug-resistant infections. The biggest risk is from germs spread in hospitals, and its not clear how much of the problem is related to the use of drugs in meat. Still, the FDA says this is one step toward decreasing resistance. We need to be selective about the drugs we use in animals and when we use them, said William Flynn of FDAs Center for Veterinary Medicine. Antimicrobial resistance may not be completely preventable, but we need to do what we can to slow it down. The new guidance will give the companies three years to comply.

Interpreter for deaf at Mandela event called fake

RAY FAURE Associated Press

JOHANNESBURG As one world leader after another paid homage to Nelson Mandela at a memorial service, the man standing at arms length from them appeared to interpret their words in sign language. But advocates for the deaf say he was a faker. The incident, which outraged deaf people and sign-language interpreters watching the service broadcast around the globe, raised questions of how the unidentified man managed to crash a supposedly secure event attended by scores of heads of state, including President Barack Obama. It also was another example of the problems plaguing Tuesdays memorial, including public transportation breakdowns that hindered mourners going to the soccer stadium and a faulty audio system that made the speeches inaudible for many. Police also failed to search the first wave of crowds who rushed into the stadium after the gates were opened just after dawn. The man, who stood about a yard (one meter) from Obama and other leaders, was moving his hands around, but there was no meaning in what he used his hands for, Bruno Druchen, national direc-

tor of the Deaf Federation of South Africa, told The Associated Press on Wednesday. When South African Deputy President Cyril Rampaphosa told the crowd that former South African President F.W. de Klerk was among the guests, the man at his side used a strange pushing motion unknown in sign language that did not identify de Klerk or say anything about his presence, said Ingrid Parkin, principal of the St. Vincent School for the Deaf in Johannesburg. The closest the mans gestures came to anything in sign language at that point might possibly be the words for running horse, friend or beyond, she said, but only by someone who signs terribly. The man also used virtually no facial expressions to convey the often-emotional speeches, an absolute must for sign-language interpreters, Parkin said. Collins Chabane, one of South Africas two presidency ministers, said the government is investigating alleged incorrect use of sign language at the National Memorial Service, but has not finished because it has been overwhelmed with organizing the public viewing of Mandelas body in Pretoria and his funeral Sunday in his hometown of Qunu. He did not identify the man, but said the government will report publicly on any information it may establish.


Thats created stress and uncertainty not only for the uninsured but also for other people who now have insurance but are seeking to avoid an interruption in coverage in January. Those who are trying to preserve their coverage include some of the more than 4 million people whose individual plans were canceled because they didnt measure up under the law as well as hundreds of thousands who are in federal and state programs for people with serious health problems, from cancer to heart disease to AIDS. Unless there is a proactive attempt to enroll these groups, you are likely to see a significant number of people whose coverage will lapse in January, said Dan Mendelson, CEO of Avalere Health, a market analysis firm following the rollout. That might not be a big deal, because they might not get sick, but some of them will.

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In other business, council: Approved an ordinance fixing the salaries and pay rates to be paid to the non-elected employees of the village; Set the salaries to be paid to elected officials; and Approved the employment of Austin Klaus as village solicitor Jan. 1, 2014, through Dec. 31, 2014.

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Regarding the membership model discussion, the delegates reviewed a proposal from OFBFs state code committee before calling for a committee to study the issue. Discussion centered on state and county finances, dues levels and the mutually beneficial relationship between Ohio

Farm Bureau and Nationwide Insurance and how to maintain those benefits for future generations. Ohio Farm Bureau started Ohio Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company in 1926, which is now Nationwide. Ohio Farm Bureau is Ohios largest and most inclusive farm organization. Its mission is to forge a partnership between farmers and consumers.


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Anderson has been a professor and director of the agriculture department at Wilmington College since 1985. Along with administrative duties he teaches agricultural education, horticulture and agronomy. He founded a community initiative to increase access to local produce. He serves on the Clinton County OSU Extension Advisory Board, is a member of Phi Delta Kappa Honorary Society, North American

Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture and is on the Ohio FFA Foundation Board. Jackson is a long-time farm broadcaster. He served in the farm departments at WRFD, WIMA, the Agri Broadcasting Network and delivered daily livestock market broadcasts when he was information director for Producers Livestock Association. He currently appears on the television program In Ohio Country Today. Hes contributed to many farm group committees and has been

honored by farm organizations, OSU Extension, United States Department of Agriculture and the National Association of Farm Broadcasting. Eckel owns a family farm in Pennsylvania where they raise tomatoes, sweet corn, pumpkins, wheat and field corn. He is chairman of the board for Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, a trustee for Pennsylvania State University, past president of the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau, past board member

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As you review 2013 test results, its important to keep the following in mind. Confidence in test results increases with the number of years and the number of locations in which the hybrid was tested. Avoid selecting a hybrid based on data from a single test site, especially if the site was characterized by abnormal growing conditions (like drought stress and record high temperatures). Look for consistency in a hybrids performance across a range of environmental conditions. Differences in grain moisture percentages among hybrids at harvest can provide a basis for comparing hybrid maturity. Yield, percent stalk lodging, grain moisture and other comparisons should be made between hybrids of similar maturity to determine those best adapted to your farm. Results of the crop performance trials for previous years are also available

online at: ag.ohio-state.edu/~perf/archive. htm. A summary of Northwest Ohio shows that for the early maturity varieties there were 67 entries with an average yield of 246 bushels/acre (207 to 265), 17.3 percent moisture (15.8-19.1), final stand population of 36,600 (33,500 to 40,900) and an average test weight of 59.1 (54.9-61.3). For the full season varieties, the Northwest site had 96 entries with an average yield of 251 bushels/acre (217 to 273), 18.6 percent moisture (16.5-20.8), final stand population of 37,100 (32,600 to 41,100)and an average test weight of 58.8 (55.3-61.7). A pdf file of the 2013 Ohio State University Soybean Performance Trial for Normal, Early Roundup Ready and Late Roundup Ready soybean varieties can be found on the C.O.R.N. newsletter site: corn.osu.edu/specialists/soybean/specialistannouncements/2013%20OSPT%20tables.

Collaborative Awards were presented to counties that excelled in programming done in cooperation with pdf/view?searchterm=2013+soybean+vari other county Farm Bureaus. Ashland, Carroll, Columbiana, ety+trials. For the North region, the Normal soy- Harrison, Holmes, Jefferson, bean varieties averaged 66.5 bushels/acre Stark, Tuscarawas and Wayne (59.7 to 74.5) with an average maturity of 3.2 (2.0 to 4.3). The Early RR soybean varieties averaged 68.1 bushels/acre (60.1 to 74.3) with an average maturity of 2.7 (1.9-3.1). The Late RR soybean varieties averaged 62.6 bushels/acre (51.5 to 70.5) Answers to Wednesdays questions: with an average maturity of 3.5 (3.2 to 3.9). The credit card industry refers to customers who rouA Farmland Leasing Workshop will tinely pay their bills in full and on time as deadbeats be held Jan. 13 from 6-9 p.m. at the because they cant make money off their interest. Northwest State Community College Lady Gaga has Little Monsters tattooed on her left Voinovich Auditorium. Cost is $15. OSU arm as a tribute to her fans. Extension Barry Ward and Peggy Hall Todays questions: will discuss flex and cash rents, farmland What strange Southeast Asian mammal smells like a leasing options, evaluating cash rents, legal batch of fresh, hot-buttered popcorn? issues with rental agreements and strategies What emergency use was made of coconut water by for developing a good written lease. British and Japanese medics during World War II? Contact the Extension office to register Answers in Fridays Herald. by Jan. 8.

and executive council member for the American Farm Bureau Federation and has held numerous other farm and community leadership positions. He has received numerous service awards from state and national groups. Nominations for the awards are made by county Farm Bureaus and individual members. This years awards were presented during the 95th annual meeting of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation in Columbus Dec. 4-6.

China: oil from 37 million bushels of U.S. soybeans Mexico: oil from 35 million bushels of U.S. soybeans India: oil from 21 million bushels of U.S. soybeans The 70 farmer-directors of USB oversee the investments of the soy checkoff to maximize profit opportunities for all U.S. soybean farmers. These volunteers invest and leverage checkoff funds to increase the value of U.S. soy meal and oil, to ensure U.S. soybean farmers and their customers have the freedom and infrastructure to operate and to meet the needs of U.S. soys customers. As stipulated in the federal Soybean Promotion, Research and Consumer Information Act, the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service has oversight responsibilities for USB and the soy checkoff.


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counties were recognized for an ag plastics recycling program. Butler and Hamilton counties were honored for a Farm Bureau Day event; Coshocton, Knox, Licking, Morgan and Muskingum counties were recognized for a young family farm connection program.

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