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Saturday, December 21, 2013

Delphos, Ohio

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Former owner of Dairy Hut passes away

DELPHOS The former owner of a local business has died. Alice Williams, 83, of Delphos passed away Thursday afternoon. She and her husband Art were the previous owners of The Dairy Hut. Alice was also a board member and treasurer of the Interfaith Thrift Shop and member of the Trinity United Methodist Church, where she was a choir member for over 50 years and a member of its womens society. See full obituary on page 2.


Over the next year and a half, The Delphos Herald will follow four high school students, now juniors, on their journey to college. This is the third installment of the series. BY STEPHANIE GROVES Staff Writer sgroves@delphosherald.com DELPHOS Delphos St. Johns juniors Liz Winhover and Austin Heiing and Jefferson Senior High juniors Kelli Kramer and Reid Corzine have been keeping busy since they were last interviewed. Whether they have been engaged in sports, academic studies, extracurReid Corzine and Kelli Kramer look ahead at scheduled school events for the remainder of the school year. (Delphos Herald/Stephanie Groves) ricular school functions and committees to personal clubs or completing personal projects and service/volaspirations, these students are unteer work. looking forward to Christmas I am a member of The break and spending time with National Honor Society and family and friends. participate in Quiz Bowl, Since the beginning of Kramer said. Every Monday, the school year, the stu- we (Quiz Bowl Team) travel dents have been very busy to different schools to chalwith activities ranging lenge ourselves and other from sports and school Quiz Bowl teams.

Austin Heiing and Liz Winhover peruse through a college catalogue, checking course offerings. Additionally, Kramer is a ling on the schools wresmember of the prom com- tling team and practices with mittee and after the first of the team each day except for the year, will begin tutoring Sunday, the day he works a fifth-grade student either at at the Topp Chalet in the the middle school or in their kitchen. home. See PATH, page 10 Corzine has been excel-

Jennings to retire/rehire Warnecke

Students help deliver Christmas Project fare

The Jennings Local School District Board of Education has given public notice that Rose Mary Warnecke, who is currently employed at the school as music instructor, will be retired and seek reemployment with the district in the same position following her service retirement. The board of education will hold a public meeting on the issue of reemploying Warnecke at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 19 in the school library.

Fridays scores Elida 74 Wapak 45 Tinora Ottoville 59 50

Friday morning, Jefferson and St. Johns students braved the cold rain and volunteered their time to assist with the Delphos Community Christmas Project by delivering gifts and food baskets to residents in the city. Project Coordinator Edna Fischer said private individuals and businesses responded to the needs of the residents and donated enough of everything to provide 148 families and 352 children with toys, bikes, clothing, food and paper goods. In addition, 136 fruit plates were delivered to home-bound Delphos residents. Above left: Jefferson students Gabby Pimpas, left, and Taylor Sheeter check in at the St. Peter Lutheran Church and pick up fruit plates to deliver to shut-ins. Above right: St. Johns students Gage Seffernick, left, and Evan Hayes loaded up their vehicle to help dispatch toys, clothing and food items for the Delphos Community Christmas Project to residents in the city. (Delphos Herald/Stephanie Groves)

Miller City 58 Ft. Jennings 40 Crestview Jefferson St. Johns Continental 56 45 34 32

Rain today, which may be heavy at times this afternoon and tonight. Highs in the lower 40s and lows in the upper 30s. See page 2.


Slight drop in state jobless rate

BY ED GEBERT Times Bulletin Editor news@delpohsherald.com VAN WERT Heading into the Christmas holiday, any good economic news is welcome. On Friday, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) released a little good news with a lower unemployment rate in the state. According to ODJFS, the November 2013 unemploy2 ment rate in Ohio fell slightly to 3 7.4 percent. That mark is down 4 from 7.5 percent in October. 5 The number of unemployed 6-7 workers in the state held steady 8 in November at 427,000, how9 ever, the number of jobs also 10 declined during the month from 5,202,600 in October to 5,190,600 in November a drop of 12,000 positions. Those jobs came mostly


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from the private service-producing sector where 9,500 net jobs were lost. Leisure and hospitality industry jobs were down by 12,200, but gains in educational and health services jobs (4,200) and trade, transportation, and utilities jobs (3,000) helped to counter the losses. Meanwhile, construction jobs fell by 3,600 positions while 500 manufacturing jobs were added. In the past 12 months, the number of unemployed Ohioans has risen by 37,000. One year ago, the unemployment rate in Ohio was 6.8 percent. The November unemployment rate for counties will not be released until Dec. 27. The U.S. unemployment rate for November was 7.0 percent, down from 7.3 percent in October.

Van Wert Civic Theatre to present Avenue Q

Van Wert Civic Theatre is pleased to announce the cast of its next production, Avenue Q, which opens Jan. 16. Avenue Q is a hilarious adult-themed spoof of Sesame Street and is not suitable for young viewers. Production dates are Jan. 16, 17, 18, 19, 23, 24, 25 and 26 with evening performances beginning at 8 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. The box office will open for season ticket holders on Jan. 9 and to the general public on Jan. 13. Call 419-238-9689 Monday through Friday 2:00-6:00 p.m. for reservations. Pictures are, back from left, Jamie Allen, Nick McClellan, Mark Sampson, Dan Basinger, Josh Muhlenkamp, Cedric Reeder; and seated, Maggie Markward and Merry Thomas. Other cast members include Jerry Zimmerman, Roger Rex, Amy Boley, Kristin Lee, Chance Van Fleet, Emily Klir and Tina Kowalski. (Submitted photo)

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Saturday, December 21, 2013


Fatal crash kills one, injures one

Herald Staff Report HOAGLIN TOWNSHIP A 41-year-old woman is dead after a crash that occurred on US127, north of US224, at 1:58 p.m. Friday afternoon. Shannon L. Sholler, driving a 2001 Pontiac Grand Am, was southbound on US127 when her vehicle crossed the center line and struck Chelsi J. Siefker head-on. Siefker, 18, driving a 2011 Chevrolet Cruz, was traveling northbound on US 127. Sholler was pronounced dead at the scene by the Van Wert County Coroner. She was transported by Brickners to Van Wert County

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A sewer cap damaged a vehicle Tuesday in Delphos. According to police reports, Teresa Sensibaugh, 53, of Delphos, was traveling eastbound on East Second Street at the North Pierce Street intersection at 7:55 p.m. when her vehicle went over the sewer cap, it flipped and struck the drivers side undercarriage of her vehicle causing the vehicle to spin out and come to a stop facing westbound in the opposite lane. No one was injured and no citations were given.

Sewer cap damages vehicle

Hospital. Siefker was transported from the scene by Van Wert Fire Departments Advanced Life Support Medic and later to a Fort Wayne area hospital by helicopter. US127 was closed for approximately two hours during the on-scene investigation and crash clean up. Both drivers were wearing their seat belts and the crash is still under investigation. Assisting at the scene were the Van Wert County Sheriffs Office, Scott Volunteer Fire & EMS, Van Wert Fire Department and Medic Squad, Brickner Ambulance Service, 2As Towing and Parker-Mace Wrecker Service.

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One Year Ago The Delphos FFA, Delphos Young Farmers and Delphos Young Farmwives recently teamed up to make a donation to the Delphos Community Christmas Project. The three organizations come together annually to make a donation to the project. This year the organizations collected numerous non-perishable items and fresh fruit. Delphos FFA members Libby Spring, Karen Cline, Jordan Barclay and Elisabeth Miller, presented the collections to Community Christmas Project Representative Bob Mosier.


Alice L. Williams
Oct. 12, 1930Dec. 19, 2013 Alice L. Williams, 83, of Delphos passed away Thursday afternoon at St. Ritas Medical Center surrounded by her loving family. Her Family. She was born Oct. 12, 1930 in Moorefield, West Virginia, to Clyde and Pauline (Sherman) Bohn. On Aug. 15, 1948, she married Art Williams, who survives. They were married for 65 years. Alice is also survived by her daughter, Rebecca Becky (Mick) Strayer and a son, Thomas Williams, both of Delphos; five grandchildren, Shane Lear, Shannon Strayer, Kelly Williams, Jaime (Don) Brinkman and Sarah (Josh) Grogg; five greatgrandchildren, Desteni Lear, Dylan Brinkman, MJ Finkhousen, Paige Scott and Kya Grogg; a sister, Carol Cunningham of Delphos. She was also preceded in death by her brother and his wife, Ralph and Leannah Bohn; and her brother-inlaw, Don Cunningham. Her Legacy Alice was a devoted homemaker, loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a board member and treasurer of the Interfaith Thrift Shop in Delphos. She was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church where she was a choir member for over 50 years and a member of its womens society. Alice and her sister sang in the Lima Symphony Choir at the Civic Center with the orchestra playing, they also did singing telegrams for the Cancer Society. She was a Girl Scout leader. Alice and Art were previous owners of The Dairy Hut. Her Farewell Services A celebration of Alices life will begin at 11 a.m. Monday at Trinity United Methodist Church, Pastor David Howell officiating. Burial will follow in Walnut Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Sunday at Strayer Funeral Home and one hour prior to services at the church on Monday. Memorial contributions Memorials may be made to Delphos Interfaith Thrift Shop. Online condolences may be shared at www.strayerfuneralhome.com

Luella Katherine Mary Fuller

Feb. 7, 1923Dec. 19, 2013 Luella Katherine Mary Fuller, 90, of Bucyrus died early Thursday at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus. She was born Feb. 7, 1923, in Fort Jennings to Herbert and Velma (Pangle) Allemeier, who preceded her in death. Growing up on a family farm during the depression and her fathers death when she was 8 years old taught her the value of hard work, but not without a mischievous sense of humor even in her early years. She graduated from Fort Jennings High School in 1940 and worked a number of places before meeting Paul Richard Fuller at a dance in Delphos. They were married Dec. 8, 1945, and Paul preceded her in death in 1989. In 1970, Luella began her career with the I.R.S. in the Lima office as a revenuer. By 1983, she was a lead instructor working in Cincinnati, eventually moving to Washington D.C. where she retired in 1990. Knowing she wanted to return to Ohio, she did exhaustive research and concluded that Bucyrus would be an ideal community in which to settle and stay busy, so she had a home built and became very active in Good Hope Lutheran Church, Bucyrus Community Hospital TWIG, VITA (tax preparation assistance) and met regularly with the Marion chapter of NARFE (Retired Federal Employees). Luella was an avid traveler, mostly with her sister, Kathy. Their travels took them to all 50 states, including traveling the Lewis & Clark Expedition. Genealogy research also took them to a number of countries in Europe. She also visited The Holy Land and their most recent visit was to Australia. Luella will be remembered as a woman of strong faith who valued honesty and good character above all. She was very intelligent with an astute mind for business and a heart for the underdog. Luella is survived by three of her children, Connie Strawser of Troy, June Ellen Cady of Alamogordo, NM, and Cliff Fuller of Toledo; son-in-law, Ron Oaks of Bellefontaine; six grandchildren, Christopher (Kyra) Oaks, Stephanie Oaks, Neil Strawser, Eric Strawser, Norma (John) Griffith and Aaron Cady; four great grandchildren, Dustin and Grady Oaks and Lily and Lainie Strawser; many foster grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren, along with numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband of 44 years and her parents, Luella was preceded in death by her daughter, Yvonne Oaks; brother, Carl Allemeier; and sister, Kathleen Clover. Funeral services will be held in Good Hope Lutheran Church at 1 p.m. Dec. 28. Family will receive friends two hours prior to the service from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the church. Burial will be in Fort Jennings Mt. Calvary Cemetery on a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations are encouraged to go to the Good Hope Youth Ministries. Memories can be shared on Luellas obituary page at www.wisefuneral.com.

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25 Years Ago 1988 Terry Swaney Motor Sales, 222 N. Canal St., presented certificates for 13 turkeys to Delphos Community Christmas Project Tuesday. Taking part in the presentation were Judy Le Valley, George Berelsman, Jerome Schmit, treasurer for the Christmas project, Bill Daulbaugh, Cindy Wallace, John Parsons, Roger Rex, Denny Buettner, Denny Musselman, Bill Gardner, Kevin Klaus, Dan Dienstberger, Jerry Schiele and Donna Jones. The Optimist Club of Delphos was presented its charter recently. The Delphos club, organized in September, has Wheat $5.84 52 members. Officers of the club are Juergen Waldick, Corn $4.11 president; Daniel Morris, vice president; Harold Flanagan, Soybeans $13.22 vice president; Claude Bergfeld, secretary-treasurer; Stan Wiechart, director; Elizabeth Shenk, director; Jay Metzner, director; Dennis Kimmet, director; Jerry Wessel, director; and Debra Schurger, director. Singing Christmas carols in the St. Johns secondWEATHER FORECAST graders Christmas program were Kara Eickholt, Chad Tri-county Schulte, Sheila Fischer, Amanda Clark, John Metzner IV, Associated Press Andrea Whiting and Doug Drerup. Portraying the story TODAY: Rain. Rain may of Christmas were Kyle Osting, Alison Schmit, Laura be heavy at times in the after- Bockey, Keith Goedde and Katie Wehri. noon. Highs in the lower 40s. 50 Years Ago 1963 Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph Delphos men who completed a 36-hour fire service shifting to the northeast in the training course are Paul Clinger, Vern German, Gene afternoon. TONIGHT: Rain. Rain Kaskel, John Sheeter, Jerome Schmit, Bill Stallkamp, Mel may be heavy at times. Lows Westrich, Paul Stallkamp, Dick Schlagbaum, Al Hageman, in the upper 30s. Northeast Jim Mesker, Al German, Don Ditto, Joe Stallkamp, winds 5 to 10 mph shifting John Neumeier, Don Schimmoller, Tom Stallkamp, Norm to the south 5 to 15 mph after Trentman, Lawrence Wieging, Robert Dienstberger and Clarence Wiechart. midnight. The Musketeers of Fort Jennings won their fourth in SUNDAY: Cloudy. Rain likely in the morning. Then 12 starts Friday night, pulling ahead of visiting Ottawas chance of rain and snow in Lancers in the closing minutes, 65-62. For the Musketeers, the afternoon. Highs in the four players reached double figures and a fifth was stopped mid 40s. West winds 10 to just short. Gary Ehrnsberger led with 16, followed by Errol 20 mph with gusts up to 30 Schroeder, 14, Dave Weiging, 13, and Dave Recker, 10. mph. Chance of measurable Mike Miehls netted nine. Members of the I D Bridge Club met Thursday for a precipitation 50 percent. SUNDAY NIGHT : luncheon at the Steak House and later played bridge at the Cloudy through midnight then home of Mrs. William Deffenbaugh on West Fourth Street. becoming mostly cloudy. A 20 At the conclusion of the games high honors went to Mrs. percent chance of snow show- Carl Behringer, second to Mrs. Frank Mueller and travelers. Colder. Lows in the mid ing to Mrs. Fred Reinemeyer. 20s. West winds 10 to 15 mph. 75 Years Ago 1938 MONDAY: Mostly cloudy. Mrs. Henry Perrin was re-elected president of Ottoville Highs in the upper 20s. MONDAY NIGHT : Council No. 30, Catholic Ladies of Columbia, at the Mostly cloudy with a 20 per- monthly meeting of the society conducted Monday evening. cent chance of snow showers. Other officers who will serve during the ensuing year are Lillian Krupp, vice president; Mrs. Albert Ruen, recordLows 10 to 15. TUESDAY AND ing secretary; Mayme Harmon, financial secretary; Estella TUESDAY NIGHT: Partly Wannemacher, treasurer; Anna Giesken, monitor; Louise cloudy. Highs in the lower Schmitt, inner guard; and Mrs. George Rieger, trustee. Final plans were completed Monday night at the regular 20s. Lows 15 to 20. CHRISTMAS DAY : meeting of Delphos Aerie of Eagles for the activities to be Partly cloudy. Highs in the held in connection with the holiday season. On Dec. 21, there will be a Family Night Party for Eagles and their mid 30s. families. On Dec. 23, the Eagles will hold their annual Christmas party for children of Eagles and all needy children of Delphos. On Dec. 31 the Eagles will sponsor their annual New Years Eve party for Eagles and their families. CLEVELAND (AP) A Christmas party for the Junior members of the These Ohio lotteries were Womens Benefit Association and the senior members and drawn Friday: their children was held in the W.B.A. rooms Monday eveMega Millions 03-04-31-49-5 Mega Ball: 6 ning. Included on the program were dances and accordion numbers by Mary Katherine Collette. Dorothy Walther Megaplier 2 served as accompanist for the program. Pick 3 Evening 0-5-2 Pick 3 Midday 7-8-9 Pick 4 Evening 3-5-5-0 ST. RITAS Pick 4 Midday A boy was born Dec. 17 to Rachelle and Travis Point of 1-9-1-0 Elida. Pick 5 Evening Twin boys were born Dec. 19 to Tammi and Chad Vanbibber 7-0-7-8-6 of Fort Jennings. Pick 5 Midday A boy was born Dec. 19 to Carlyn and Ryan Howard of 2-6-1-5-9 Elida. Powerball A girl was born Dec. 20 to Kristen and Cory Bonifas of Estimated jackpot: $60M Rolling Cash Columbus Grove. 07-16-22-2939 A boy was born Dec. 20 to Kelly and Brad Miller of Fort Estimated jackpot: $342,000 Jennings. 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Today is Saturday, Dec. 21, the 355th day of 2013. There are 10 days left in the year. Winter arrives at 12:11 p.m. Eastern time. Todays Highlight in History: On Dec. 21, 1913, whats regarded as the first newspaper crossword puzzle was published in the New York World. Created by journalist Arthur Wynne, it was billed as a Word-Cross Puzzle. On this date: In 1620, Pilgrims aboard the Mayflower went ashore for the first time at presentday Plymouth, Mass. In 1861, President Abraham Lincoln signed a congressional act authorizing the Navy Medal of Honor. In 1879, the Henrik Ibsen play A Dolls House premiered at the Royal Theater in Copenhagen. In 1910, 344 coal miners were killed in Britains Pretoria Pit Disaster. In 1937, Walt Disneys first feature-length animated cartoon, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, had its world premiere in Los Angeles. In 1942, the U.S. Supreme Court, in Williams v. North Carolina, ruled 6-2 that all states had to recognize divorces granted in Nevada. In 1945, Gen. George S. Patton died in Heidelberg, Germany, of injuries from a car accident. In 1958, Charles de Gaulle was elected to a seven-year term as the first president of the Fifth Republic of France. In 1968, Apollo 8 was launched on a mission to orbit the moon. In 1971, the U.N. Security Council chose Kurt Waldheim to succeed U Thant as Secretary-General. In 1976, the Liberianregistered tanker Argo Merchant broke apart near Nantucket Island, off Massachusetts, almost a week after running aground, spilling 7.5 million gallons of oil into the North Atlantic. In 1988, 270 people were killed when a terrorist bomb exploded aboard a Pam Am Boeing 747 over Lockerbie, Scotland, sending wreckage crashing to the ground. Ten years ago: The government raised the national threat level to orange, indicating a high risk of terrorist attack (it was lowered back to yellow on Jan. 9, 2004). More than 150 people were killed in mudslides in the Philippines. Soviet diplomat Oleg Troyanovsky died at age 84.


Saturday, December 21, 2013

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Santa will arrive in Delphos in airplane

Santa will come to this city next Saturday and will arrive in an airplane. Chris Schram has donated the use of his lot north of the Lincoln Highway and east of the Ft. Jennings road as a landing field. Santa Claus is to fly over the surrounding towns before coming to Delphos. At each town he will drop literature telling the kiddies there of his Delphos visit. He will arrive here between 2:30 and 3:00 and will circle low over the city several times so the kiddies can see him in the plane. He will drop literature and candy to the youngsters. He will then land and be escorted to Main street where he will make trips up and down the street and business people who desire to present gifts to the kiddies can do so when Santa arrives in front of their places of businesses. Delphos Herald, Dec. 3, 1928 A Good Deed Christmas Story On Christmas morning, just as the residents of a densely populated tenement district in New York City were rousing from their sleep, the fire alarm was given from one of the buildings. It spread as though the fire fiend himself were behind it, fanning it with his wings. In a very short time, 40 families, fathers, mothers and little children were turned homeless into the street, with the thermometer near zero. In the immediate neighborhood of the spot where the fire raged, was a hospital for the poor, with many patients, like all hospitals for the poor. There was no thought of danger to the hospital at first. But then a nurse discovered that its roof was on fire. There was then mad haste to get the patients out. Quick and kindly police officers came to the help of the firemen and hospital staff. The childrens ward contained 13 sick babies. They and all the other patients were wrapped in blankets and carried swiftly out of the burning building, the grown ones upon stretchers and in chairs, the babies in the big policemens arms. What to do with them? A few doors from the hospital was a hotel. It was not so very large or very fine, but if the proprietor of the grandest hotel in the United States has as big a heart as the man who conducts that small house then he may be sure of going to heaven. A police officer,



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John Moje, went to him and asked him if he would give shelter to the helpless sick men and women and babies who had been turned into the street in the bitter cold. Sure I will, he answered, You shall have every room in the house. Then he roused his guests and they vacated their rooms for the sick. It was an object lesson of peace on earth and good will to men at 7 oclock on Christmas morning. Delphos Herald, Jan. 14, 1897 Parachute, Lost During Fair, is Found A parachute which was lost during the fair last August has at last been found. Fred Fortener, 109 North State, found the parachute in a field north of the Pennsylvania tracks between Jennings creek and the overhead of the traction line. This parachute was lost on Saturday night, Aug. 25, the last day of the fair. It was one of five which were used in that balloon ascension. Four of these were recovered at the time but the fifth could not be found. It is now being dried out and will be shipped to the owners, the St. Clair sisters, of Grand Rapids, Mich. Ed Wulfhorst, chairman of the free acts committee of the Delphos Tri-County Fair Association, has written the owners, that the parachute has been found and will be returned. Delphos Herald, Nov. 10, 1928 Guest No. 1,000 Registers at City Building Pat Wade, Toledo, had the honor of being guest No. 1,000 to register at the rooming which is conducted by the city officials at the city building. The fact that there have been 1,000 transients stop at this inn so far this year is proof of the free lodging afforded. There were five applicants for shelter there Friday night. Delphos Herald, Nov. 10, 1928 Frankfort High is

Suspended from I.H.S.A.A. The Frankfort High School, of Frankfort, Indiana, was suspended from the Indiana State High School Athletic Association Wednesday. The cause for suspension was given in a report. They charged that the school had imported from another Indiana school two star basketball players. The Frankfort school denies the charges. Delphos Herald, Nov. 8, 1928 Donations for St. Johns Bazaar Pouring In Donations were pouring in Wednesday night at St. Johns school for the bazaar which is to be conducted by the Young Ladies Sodality at St. Johns auditorium this evening. Chickens, country produce and a large quantity of other donations were brought in Wednesday night. Many articles of fancy work and other contributions had been previously received. The indications are that the bazaar will be a great success. Booths were built in the auditorium Wednesday evening and have been decorated so that the large hall will present a gala appearance this evening. The bazaar opened for the kiddies this afternoon. A fish pond and other attractions had been prepared for their amusement. The serving of lunches at 5:00 oclock this evening will mark the opening of the affair for the grown people. A large attendance is anticipated for the lunches and for the evening. A later edition of the Herald reported that approximately 500 lunches were served. Delphos Herald, Nov. 8, 1928 No Official Celebration of Armistice Day There will be no official celebration of Armistice Day in Delphos this year, the officers of the American Legion announce. It is planned, however, to visit the various cemeteries in and near Delphos to place flags on the graves of veterans. The two cemeteries in Delphos to place new flags on the graves of veterans and also the Walnut Grove and Hartshorn cemeteries near the Auglaize River. They plan to place the new flags on the graves of the veterans of the Civil War, Spanish American War and

the World War relieving the G.A.R. in this service as they did in the past. The flags which were placed on the graves on Memorial Day and which are now badly weatherworn will be removed. New markers will be placed wherever they are needed. The Legion is also planning to have poppies offered for sale, as is the usual custom. The poppies will be sold both on Saturday and Monday, Memorial Day, falling upon Sunday this year. The money which is derived from the poppy sale will be used for the purchase of bronze markers for graves and other grave decorations. Delphos Herald, Nov. 7, 1928 Indians Use Planes To Check Trap Lines Calgary, Alberta Nothing so indicates the widespread use of the airplane beyond the fringe of Canadian civilization as the fact that Indian trappers are using the plane to reach their trap lines. Natives made wealthy from profitable returns from their fur trades have long graduated from dog sleds to motor cars, but now the mail plane from Mayo occasionally carries Indian trappers, who find it an economical method of travel, a few hours of comfort in the air being substituted for days spent trailing behind a dog team. Delphos Herald, Nov. 8, 1928 Ohio Northern to Celebrate Hatchet Day A dispatch from Ada says: One of Ohio Northerns oldest traditions, Hatchet Day, will be celebrated here Nov. 15 and 16. These festivities commemorate the cessations hostilities between students of the engineering and pharmacy schools which marked earlier days at Northern. Rivalry for predominance in athletic contests, however, is nonetheless keen and much interest is taken in these events. Thursday evenings program will be marked by a flag rush, banquet and movie show. Friday mornings chapel hour will be featured by services conducted over the casket containing the hatchet, after which it will be buried, typifying the end of all enmity. The engineer-pharmic tug-of-war, greased pig race and football game are scheduled for Friday afternoon. Delphos Herald, Nov. 7, 1928

This nativity set can be seen at the Delphos Canal Museum now. (Submitted photo)

On the banks of yesteryear ...

The Real Meaning of Christmas

By the Delphos Canal Commission

The Canal Museum is again a fantasy world of lights, tinsel and trees as our 15th annual Christmas Tree Festival is underway. Although the main feature is always the decorated trees, there are also other items that help promote the Christmas spirit such as sleighs, Santas, angels and nativity sets. This year we are highlighting our collection of nativity scenes in several of our window displays. Its nearly impossible to go through December without seeing at least one nativity scene, whether its a set of ceramic figurines in a private home, a life-size tableau in front of a church or a cast of actors in a Christmas pageant. The first nativity, created by St. Francis of Assisi in 1224, consisted of real people and animals. St. Francis was concerned that the true meaning of Christmas was being lost on people because even then, the ritual of gift-giving was becoming the focus rather than the birth of Christ. Religious leaders still echo St. Franciss concern and yet even today, the popularity of the nativity remains at a high level all over the world. One of our most treasured sets is the one that was in Shenks window for many years. Fortunately for us, when Shenks closed several years ago, an anonymous donor purchased the set for the museum. Many people have already seen the 100-plus trees and the beautifully decorated windows but there is still time if you havent. The festival will continue through Sunday. Hours are 1-4 p.m. today and Sunday.

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Christmas doesnt come from a store, maybe Christmas perhaps means a little bit more. Dr. Seuss, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

Sometimes enough is enough

This is a reprise of one of my favorite columns. As we visit with relatives and long-lost friends at this holiday season. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year will be said a zillion times. It will become so natural it will roll off our tongues without so much as a thought. Well, Im not going to wish you a merry Christmas. After reading this again, I am confident that what we all need is to wish each other enough. So, to you my faithful readers, I wish you enough. I wish you enough! By Bob Perks Recently I overheard a father and daughter in their last moments together. They had announced her departure and standing near the security gate, they hugged and he said, I love you. I wish you enough. She in turn said, Daddy, our life together has been more than enough. Your love is all I ever needed. I wish you enough, too, Daddy. They kissed and she left. He walked over toward the window where I was seated. Standing there I could see he wanted and needed to cry. I tried not to intrude on his privacy, but he welcomed me in by asking, Did you ever say goodbye to someone knowing it would be forever? Yes, I have, I replied. Saying that brought back memories I had of expressing my love and appreciation for all my Dad had done for me. Recognizing that his days were limited, I took the time to tell him face to face how much he meant to me. So I knew what this was man experiencing. Forgive me for asking, but why is this a forever goodbye? I asked. I am old and she lives much too far away. I


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have challenges ahead and the reality is, the next trip back would be for my funeral, he said. When you were saying goodbye I heard you say, I wish you enough. May I ask what that means? He began to smile. Thats a wish that has been handed down from other generations. My parents used to say it to everyone. He paused for a moment and looking up as if trying to remember it in detail, he smiled even more. When we said I wish you enough, we were wanting the other person to have a life filled with just enough good things to sustain them, he continued and then turning toward me he shared the following as if he were reciting it from memory. I wish you enough sun to keep your attitude bright. I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun more. I wish you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive. I wish you enough pain so that the smallest joys in life appear much bigger. I wish you enough gain to satisfy your wanting. I wish you enough loss to appreciate all that you possess. I wish enough Hellos to get you through the final Goodbye. He then began to sob and walked away.


DEAR EDITOR: I just want to say thank you to those who are employed by the City of Delphos that hung the speakers in the downtown area and are playing Christmas music through them. My dog and I take a lot of walks and this past Sunday, when it was snowing, we were out again. The closer I got to downtown, I could hear Christmas music playing. When we turned onto Main Street, the music was crystal clear. Wow! Between the Christmas music, the snow that was falling and just being outside, all added up to Best Ever! Also a special thanks to our city employees and elected officials who are doing their best to take care of and maintain our city and keep us all safe. Merry Christmas! Jim Webb Delphos

Creating jobs by investing in Ohios clean energy economy

BY US SENATOR SHERROD BROWN We are a nation of builders and innovators. Harnessing that creative energy, manufacturing created a middle class that strengthened our communities and provided opportunity for countless Americans. Manufacturing helped make the middle class. In fact, manufacturing jobs have a larger multiplier effect than any other industry. For every $1.00 spent in manufacturing, another $1.48 is added to the economy. Across Ohio, I meet with manufacturers who understand the opportunities that are being created in Ohios clean energy economy. Ohio has the fifth-highest number of clean energy jobs in the nation, with more than 29,000 of them in we produce, or save, is energy that manufacturing. we do not have to buy from foreign Ohios clean energy economy is sources. And our global competitors also adding jobs at a much faster understand this. rate than the states overall Thats why other economy: the Ohios clean nations including China energy economy increased are taking big steps in by 8.5 percent from 2007 advanced and renewable to 2010, while Ohios energy. In fact, China now economy as a whole lost has the worlds largest nearly 350,000 jobs over renewable energy capacthe same period, a decrease ity. Yet with this increased of roughly 6.1 percent. capacity, we are witnessing A recent report revealed Chinese efforts to play by that we can create jobs and their own rules and give revitalize our manufacturtheir businesses an unfair Brown ing base by investing in the advantage. We all know clean energy economy and that trade with China poses strengthening valuable energy pro- big challenges and opportunities for grams, such as renewable energy U.S. producers. standards and federal tax credits Ive worked on a bipartisan basis for wind and solar power. Energy to urge the Obama Administration to take stronger trade enforcement measures, to respond to the challenges of Chinese subsidies. But trade enforcement alone is not enough. Thats why Senator Blunt and I introduced the bipartisan Revitalize American Manufacturing and Innovation Act of 2013. It would create a Network for Manufacturing Innovation to position the U.S. as the worlds leader in advanced manufacturing. We do better when we work together and a Network for Manufacturing Innovation would establish a public-private partnership giving small businesses, industry leaders, and research institutions the tools they need to compete on a global scale. These regional, industry-led hubs will leverage local expertise

and will hopefully create thousands of high-paying, high-tech manufacturing jobs for next-generation workers. In August, the first-ever National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute (NAMII), now called America Makes, opened in Youngstown, Ohio. This hub is becoming a national model for tying together manufacturing supply chains with product development something that will benefit all manufacturing sectors. Our workers have the drive, the creative thinking, and the determination to out-innovate the rest of the world. We just need to make sure they have the tools and resources to do so and investing in clean energy manufacturing is a step in the right direction.

How Feds pullback of stimulus could affect you

BY PAUL WISEMAN AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON Consumers will likely pay more for home loans. Savers may earn a few more dollars on CDs and Treasurys. Banks could profit. Investors may get squeezed. The Federal Reserves move Wednesday to slow its stimulus will ripple through the global economy. But exactly how it will affect people and businesses depends on who you are. The drop in the Feds monthly bond purchases from $85 billion to $75 billion is expected to lead to higher long-term borrowing rates. Which means loan rates could tick up, though no one knows by how much. The move could also weigh on stock markets from the United States to Asia, even though the early response from investors was surprisingly positive. Just keep in mind: The impact of the Feds action is hard to predict. It will be blunted by these factors: Its a very slight reduction. Economists had expected the Feds monthly purchases to be cut more than they were. Even though it will buy slightly fewer bonds, the Fed expects to keep its key shortterm rate at a record low well past the time unemployment dips below 6.5 percent from todays 7 percent. Many short-term loans will remain cheap. They have tried to sugarcoat the pill, says Joseph Gagnon, senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics. The Fed thinks the economy is finally improving consistently. An economy that can sustain its strength can withstand higher borrowing rates. All of which suggests that while Wednesdays action marked the beginning of the end of ultra-low interest rates, the pain may not be very severe. The Feds bond purchases, begun in the fall of 2012, were meant to stimulate the economy. The purchases were designed to lower mortgage and other loan rates, lead investors to shift out of low-yielding bonds and into stocks and prod consumers and businesses to borrow and spend. Heres a look at the likely effects of the Feds decision:

Dreaming of a penguin Christmas

WASHINGTON When, what to my wondering eyes should appear, but a miniature sleigh, and eight tiny reindeer. And a penguin? In case you missed the most pressing issue of the season Santas race Fox News Megyn Kelly reaped a whirlwind when she recently declared that not only is Santa white but so was Jesus. Santa is what he is, she said. Just because it makes you feel uncomfortable doesnt mean it has to change. You know, I mean, Jesus was a white man, too. Kelly was directing her verdict to Slate blogger Aisha Harris, who wrote that Santa should be a penguin instead of a fat white guy. Harris recounted growing up with two Santas, one black and one


CONSUMER AND BUSINESS LOANS Mortgage rates have already risen in anticipation of reduced Fed bond purchases: The average on a 30-year U.S. fixed-rate mortgage has increased a full percentage point this year to 4.47 percent. Analysts say it will likely head higher now. Homebuyers arent going to be happy, says Ellen Haberle, an economist at the online real-estate brokerage Redfin. In the weeks ahead, mortgage rates are likely to reach or exceed 5 percent. Still, higher mortgage rates wont likely reverse the recovery in the housing market. As the job market strengthens and consumers grow more confident, demand for homes could more than make up for slightly higher mortgage rates. Its a better economy that gets people to buy houses, says Greg McBride, senior financial analyst at Bankrate.com. Likewise, an improving economy means stronger sales for businesses, even if they, too, have to pay a bit more for loans. And rates on auto, student and credit card loans are unlikely to change much. Theyre tied more to the short-term rates the Fed is leaving alone. SAVERS Savers have suffered from the Feds lowinterest rate policy. Wednesdays move could offer some relief to people who keep money in three- and four-year CDs. But it probably wont mean a big jump from, say, the average 0.48 percent rate on 3-year CDs. Theyre starting from such a low point, its not going to be nearly enough to make three- and four-year CDs anywhere near compelling, McBride says. By keeping short-term rates near zero, the Fed move does nothing for people with money in savings accounts and very shortterm CDs. BANKS Banks earn money from the difference between the short-term rates they pay depositors and the longer-term rates they charge consumers and businesses. The gap reached a five-year low in the middle of this year. But its likely to widen as longer-term rates rise and short-term rates stay fixed. Bank profits should rise as a result. See PULLBACK, page 10

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white, but felt ashamed that her Santa was overshadowed by the more broadly accepted, default white Santa. Not surprisingly, Kellys commentary earned her ridicule, mockery and a full-scale national debate (at least on cable TV, where time must be filled) and absurd charges of racism. Where is Chris Crocker when you need him: Leave Megyn alone! Shes a human! Had Kelly ignored the article, we might not be engaged in

this consequential conversation. No one but Kelly even mentioned Jesus. Instead, she has learned the lesson once articulated by P.J. ORourke: Just as some things are too strange for fiction, others are too true for journalism. Obviously, Santa has always been white at least in white households. And Jesus has to be white. Havent you seen all those stained-glass windows? Except, seriously, he probably wasnt. A Jew living in the Middle East 2,000 years ago pre-sunscreen, not to mention at least 40 days wandering in the desert Jesus probably wasnt the light-skinned, brown-haired, sometimes blueeyed lad most Americans of a certain age thought they knew. See PENGUIN, page 10

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The Humane Society of Allen County has many pets waiting for adoption. Each comes with a spay or neuter, first shots and a heartworm test. Call 419-991-1775.

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Calendar of Events

TODAY 9-11:30 a.m. Delphos Project Recycle at Delphos Fuel and Wash. 9 a.m.-noon Interfaith Thrift Store is open for shopping. St. Vincent dePaul Society, located at the east edge of the St. Johns High School parking lot, is open. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Delphos Postal Museum is open. 12:15 p.m. Testing of warning sirens by Delphos Fire and Rescue. 1-4 p.m. Delphos Canal Commission Museum, 241 N. Main St., is open. 7 p.m. Bingo at St. Johns Little Theatre. SUNDAY 1-4 p.m. The Delphos Canal Commission Museum, 241 N. Main St., is open. 1-4 p.m. Putnam County Museum is open, 202 E. Main St. Kalida. 1:30 p.m. Amvets Post 698 Auxiliary meets at the Amvets post in Middle Point. 4 p.m. Amvets Post 698 regular meeting at the Amvets post in Middle Point. 7:30 p.m. Sons of Amvets Post 698 meet at Amvets Post in Middle Point. MONDAY 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Ottoville Branch Library is open. 11:30 a.m. Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff St. 6:30 p.m. Shelter from the Storm support group meets in the Delphos Public Library basement. 7 p.m. Ottoville village council meets at the municipal building. Marion Township Trustees meet at the township house. 7:30 p.m. Delphos Eagles Aerie 471 meets at the Eagles Lodge. TUESDAY 11:30 a.m. Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff St. is closed. 7 p.m. Delphos Area Simply Quilters meets at the Delphos Area Chamber of Commerce, 306 N. Main St. 7:30 p.m. Alcoholics Anonymous, First Presbyterian Church, 310 W. Second St. 7:30 p.m. Elida village council meets at the town hall. WEDNESDAY MERRY CHRISTMAS! THURSDAY 9-11 a.m. The Delphos Canal Commission Museum, 241 N. Main St., is open. 11:30 a.m. Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff St. 1-3 p.m. The Delphos Museum of Postal History, 339 N. Main St., is open. 5-7 p.m. The Interfaith Thrift Store is open for shopping. 7:30 p.m. American Legion Post 268, 415 N. State St. FRIDAY 7:30 a.m. Delphos Optimist Club, A&W DriveIn, 924 E. Fifth St. 11:30 a.m. Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff St. 1-4 p.m. Interfaith Thrift Store is open for shopping. SATURDAY 9 a.m.-noon Interfaith Thrift Store is open for shopping. St. Vincent dePaul Society, located at the east edge of the St. Johns High School parking lot, is open. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Delphos Postal Museum is open. 12:15 p.m. Testing of warning sirens by Delphos Fire and Rescue. 1-3 p.m. The Delphos Canal Commission Museum, 241 N. Main St., is open. 7 p.m. Bingo at St. Johns Little Theatre. SUNDAY 1-3 p.m. The Delphos Canal Commission Museum, 241 N. Main St., is open.

By now most of you have mailed and received numerous holiday cards. Tis the season. If you are fortunate, some of your friends mailed pictures of their family or enclosed a newsletter to let you know what has been happening since last Christmas. Many years ago, I started writing the family newsletter and now my adult children are keeping that tradition alive. If you are like most people, the number of cards you send has been dwindling and its not because you have less people to write to, cards can be expensive and postage costs. But remember the days when you were young? Grandparents, who may have lived several states away, would be sure you had a card from them, maybe attached to a present, or maybe even a few brand new dollar

bills were tucked neatly inside the card. The family would tape the cards to the big mirror in the living room, or they would cram as many as they could on the mantel or they might even line the doorways with them taped to the door jam. I can still remember the excitement of watching for the mailman to come down the street. He was second only to the big guy who could tell if you were naughty or nice. Were you fortunate enough to go to college away from home? Were you ever in the military; stationed in a strange land? True today we have Skype or face time, but there is something to be said about the power of the written word. They can carry you across oceans or continents, can make you laugh, or maybe make you cry. Words can bring hope in

that moment when you were about to despair. They can make it seem like you are sitting on your front porch watching the willow tree float in the wind with that smell of fresh cut grass lingering in the air when in actuality you are thousands of miles away. Remember that AT&T commercial reach out and touch someone but the descriptions so eloquently stated in a personal letter can never be duplicated. I remember love letters, scented with perfume and four little letters written on the flap of the envelope S.W.A.K. (sealed with a kiss). The shreds of the envelope would fly everywhere as I would tear open those letters reading and rereading every single word until the paper would start to rip.
See LETTERS, page 10

Orson is a 13 year old Malti-Poo mix. He is a hyper little fella, but he is quite shy. He will need a quiet home, and regular grooming. He is a Foster Candidate.

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

The following pets are available for adoption through The Van Wert Animal Protective League: Cats M, F, 1 year and older M, 1 1/2 years, golden yellow tiger, good mouser, name Jack Kittens M, F, 9 weeks, shots, dewormed, black and white, white and gray M, F, 6 months, angora, gray striped M, F, 6 weeks, orange, tabby M, F, 6 weeks to 6 months, gray, gray tiger, tan, black and white Dogs Dachshund, M, 12 years, long haired, shots, name Indy Brown Lab, F, 12 years, spaded, shots, name Montana Rotweiller, F, 3 years, spayed, shots, not kid-friendly, name Bella Chocolate Lab, M, 2 years, name Max German Shepherd, F, 7 years, spade, name Chum Austrailian Shepherd, F, 1 1/2 years, spayed, purebreed, brown white and black, name Roxy Puppies Fox Terrier, M, 4 months, white and black spots, name Lucky For more information on these pets or if you are in need of finding a home for your pet, contact The Animal Protective League from 9-5 weekdays at (419) 749-2976. If you are looking for a pet not listed, call to be put on a waiting list in case something becomes available. Donations or correspondence can be sent to PO Box 321, Van Wert OH 45891.

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I got left out in the cold last week amongst the five pickers. Everyone else went 8-4 except me, who went 6-6. We all got the Navy game correct but I went 5-6 in the rotten, so-and-so, theyjust-KNOW pros, whilst everyone else was 7-4. Thus and thoughforth (if it isnt a word, I just coined it!), our records are: myself, 103-76-1 (51-34, 52-42-1); regulars Dave Boninsegna 104-74-1 (54-30, 50-44-1) and Bob Weber 112-67-1 57-28 and 55-39-1 and Guest Pickers John Parent and Erin Cox moving that combined person to 178-154-2 (84-73, 94-81-2). Erin my go-to picker! and Jake The Snake return as GP (combining with his WDOH colleague, Rick I will never retire Miller). Here are the Games: College Bowls: New Mexico Bowl - Washington State vs. Colorado State; Las Vegas Bowl - Fresno State vs. Southern Cal; Famous Idaho Potato Bowl - Buffalo vs. San Diego State; New Orleans Bowl - Tulane vs. Louisiana-Lafayette; Beef O Bradys Bowl (Monday) - Ohio vs. East Carolina. Pros: New England at Baltimore; Pittsburgh at Green Bay; Dallas at Washington; New Orleans at Carolina; Miami at Buffalo; Chicago at Philadelphia; Tampa Bay at St. Louis. JIM METCALFE COLLEGE: WASHINGTON STATE: Cougars are from an underrated conference surprising! and their spread offense is too much for the Rams. So begins the bowl season! SOUTHERN CAL: Ed Orgeron got screwed out of a chance to coach the Trojans full time. This team was and is too talented to have started the way they did and Bulldogs will find out the hard way. BUFFALO: This is not the Marshall Faulk-led Aztecs of two decades ago. Bobcats looking to make a statement for the MAC. TULANE: Another expected fine matchup of two lesser-knowns. The Green Wave are just a little more talented. OHIO: The MAC keeps trying to break into the national picture. Bobcats have a solid chance against a good Pirates team and take it. PRO: BALTIMORE: Patriots are missing Gronk big-time. Plus, Ravens seem to have Bradys number. GREEN BAY: Aaron Rodgers wont play, so Matt Flynn will start. Packers should be flying high after comeback vs. Cowboys or was it choke-job by Da Boys? and they shouldnt need such a rally this time. DALLAS: Two soap opera teams in the NFL. Dallas is more ridiculous but Redskins are more shaky. CAROLINA: Saints fooled me last week in a dome. They just arent the same outside. MIAMI: Martin/Incognito who? Joe Philbin should get coach of the year in the NFL. CHICAGO: Does Marc Trestman know something we dont? Probably. Eagles got burnt by AD-less Six Rulers last week and methinks they will again by Matt Forte-led Bears. ST. LOUIS: Rams are for real I think. They are as up and down as anyone but they tend to play much better at home. D A V E BONINSEGNA Editors Note: His pick for the Cowboys last week was appreciated but since we ALL picked them, we ALL shouldst be angry! College: Colorado State: This is Washington States first bowl appearance since 2003, while Colorado State is back in the postseason after a four-year absence. Colorado State is coming off a thumping of Air Force; the Cougars lost 4 of their last 6 games. I am going to go with the Rams of Col. St here. Fresno State: Fresno State has an explosive offense. USC is in disarray; I like Fresno in this one. Buffalo: Who doesnt like potatoes, so lets name a Bowl after them. San Diego State rebounded from an 0-3 start to the season to win seven of its last nine. Buffalo opened 7-2, with its only two losses coming to teams playing in BCS bowl games (Ohio State, Baylor). That being mentioned; I think Buffalo comes out the big potatoes here. Tulane: Tulane will not have to travel far for its first bowl trip in 11 years the Green Wave will not have to travel at all. Having home field advantage is always a good thing; especially in a bowl. The Green Wave wins at home. East Carolina: East Carolina (9-3) was riding a five-game winning streak behind its high-powered offense before losing 59-28 on Nov. 29 at Marshall, which wrapped up the East Division and a spot in the conference title game. The Pirates are vying for the schools first 10 win season in more than 30 years; they get it on Saturday. Pros: Baltimore: As a Bengals fan I am rooting like crazy for New England but Baltimore is tough at home and take care of things on Sunday. Pittsburgh: I was really hoping for Aaron Rogers to be back this week; after the Steelers cheap shot on Huber of the Bengals last week, a well deserved $25,000 fine was handed out. Hope the Packers can punch the Steelers in the jaw but I have to take Pittsburgh. Dallas: Dallas; Washington is just terrible. Carolina: The Saints dont play well away from home (3-4), Caroling is 6-1 at home= Panthers win. Miami: The Dolphins had a big win last week against the Pats and continue the 3-game winning streak this week despite dropping the earlier match up this year. Chicago: This is for sure a toss up game this week but I am going to go with Chicago to win on the road. St. Louis: The Rams really laid it to New Orleans last week and look to put a beat down on the Buccs this week. Tampa Bay has won 4 of 6; another toss up game but I will take the home team this time. BOB WEBER Editors Note: Not bad for being out of town and fighting illness last week, eh? NOTE TO EDITOR Happy Holidays to you and the entire staff at the Herald. Hope that Santa blesses you with a very successful week of picks (EN: Agreed!). College: WASHINGTON STATE The Cougars use the spread offense behind junior QB Connor Halliday that ranks 4th nationally in passing yards. USC All the coaching changes at USC worry me about their desire and concentration in playing this game; however, still going with the Trojans. SAN DIEGO STATE Who! Hoo! The Famous Idaho Potato Bowl I love baked potatoes so Im going with the Aztecs (profound logic) - EN: Yea, verily!. TULANE Lets go Green Wave! Joe Montana at quarterback. Sorry his son Nick! EAST CAROLINA Hate to go against the Bobcats but the Pirates are led by Conference USA MVP Shane Carden whose 3,866 passing yards, 32 TD passes and 71.0 completion percentage are amongst the leaders in the nation. Pro: NEW ENGLAND Joe Flacco got knocked around last week and will be wearing a brace this week. Just dont think Brady will lose two games in a row. GREEN BAY Im using my same logic as last week here. Picking against the Steelers but hoping they win and keep slim playoff chances alive (EN: Profound!!). DALLAS Unless they forget how to run the ball again this week I think the Cowboys will prevail. CAROLINA The Saints struggle away from the Dome. BUFFALO This time of year, the Dolphins heading to cold Buffalo Bills in an upset. CHICAGO The Bears offense will be too much for the Eagles bad secondary. ST. LOUIS The Rams defense has 42 sacks this year. I like what Jeff Fisher has done with this club and he has them in playoff contention. JAKE BOWERS/RICK MILLER College: Washington State: First meeting ever between these teams. Colorado State has not been to a bowl game since 2008 and Washington State since 2003. My pick WSU 30-20. USC: Since firing Lane Kiffin as coach, USC has won 6 out of 7 games. USC 42-23. Buffalo: Buffalo played Ohio State tough in week one and lost 40-20. In week number two, San Diego State got blasted by the Buckeyes 42-7. Buffalo 35-21.


Knights grind out win over Wildcat boys

By JIM METCALFE Staff Writer jmetcalfe@delphosherald.com DELPHOS Jefferson head boys basketball coach Marc Smith was well aware of the talented Crestview 5 that invaded The Stage of Jefferson Middle School Friday night in Northwest Conference action. He also knew that the Knights might be a little more motivated as they learned that a varsity cheerleader, Chelsi Siefker, was involved in a mid-afternoon accident that has left her on life support. All that combined for a 56-45 Crestview win. We just heard about it on the way over and its tough news when youre getting ready for a game, Crestview coach Jeremy Best acknowledged. I think we had a bit more emotion than normal coming in here a very tough place to play to begin with and were all just praying that she gets all the needed medical attention and recovers. After the game, both teams and fans gathered around mid-court and bowed their heads in prayer. The Wildcats (3-4, 0-2 NWC) came out in a 2-3 zone to try and slow down the Knights (5-0, 2-0), as well as employing a slower-paced tempo. It worked in the first half. We usually want to uptempo the game but with their athletes and ability to score, we felt that slowing it baseline fallaway from the right corner by Delphos freshman Jace Stockwell (8 markers, 4 dimes) that beat the horn accounted for a 12-11 Crestview lead after eight minutes. The Knights tried to pull away from the Red and White the second stanza, moving out to a 24-16 edge on an inside basket by Helm (16 markers, 4 boards) midway through. However, the hosts battled back despite Thompson picking up his second and third fouls (on the bench at 4:37) to within 26-23 on a transition layin by junior Nick Fitch at 1:49, forcing Best to call a quick stoppage. A pair of free throws by Tyler Bolenbaugh (18 counters, 5 caroms, 3 assists) at 1:27 also forcing Trey Smith to the bench with his third infraction and finishing off his 10-point period allowed for a 28-23 halftime lead by the guests. The Wildcats were within three twice in the first minute of the third canto at 28-25 (Thompson layin) and 30-27 on a Fitch basket. However, the Knights started to get more distance, using five markers by sophomore Connor Lautzenheiser (10 points) and four from Bolenbaugh, to win the rest of the canto 12-2 Fitchs drive at 1:16 the only Wildcat score and assume a 42-29 bulge on a triple from the right wing by senior Isaiah Simerman with 9.0 ticks on the clock. See WILDCATS, page 7



Jefferson senior Ross Thompson shoots a one-hander over Crestviews Isaiah Simerman and Preston Zaleski Friday night at The Stage. (Delphos Herald/Randy Shellenbarger) down gave our kids the best chance to compete, Smith explained. It turned into a traditional Crestview grinder. With Crestview, though, it all starts with their defense. They are so solid in everything: knocking down the cutters, getting backside help, applying good ball pressure, all of it. The Knights were trying to contain Jeffersons top two scorers senior Ross Thompson and sophomore Trey Smith and the combined defensive efforts in their switching man-to-man allowed Smith only a 3 in the first period. Thompson, however, netted six markers. On the other end, senior Damian Helm matched Thompsons counters before a 15-foot

Information Submitted Miller City bounces Musketeers in PCL boys MILLER CITY Miller Citys boys basketballers handed invading Fort Jennings a 58-40 Putnam County League loss Friday inside Leopold Gymnasium. Heuerman led the victorious Wildcats with 18 points (3 bombs) and Niese added 13. Junior Connor Wallenhorst led the Musketeers with 14. Fort Jennings visits Perry tonight. FORT JENNINGS (40) 2-pt. 3-pt. FT Pts. Connor Wallenhorst 6-0-2-14, Nick Von Sossan 1-1-0-5, Nate German 1-1-0-5, Mark Metzger 1-0-3-5, Josh Wittler 0-2-0-6, Drew Grone 0-0-0-0, Logan Sickels 1-00-2, Austin Kehres 0-1-0-3, Alex Berelsman 0-0-0-0, Aaron Neidert 0-0-0-0, Tyler Ricker 0-0-0-0. Totals 10/28-5/20-5/11-40.

MILLER CITY (58) 2-pt. 3-pt. FT Pts. Heuerman 4-3-1-18, Niese 4-1-213, Lammers 4-0-0-8, Lammers 1-20-8, Drummelsmith 2-0-0-4, No. 35 1-0-0-2. Totals 16/37-7/17-5/15-58. Score By Quarters: Fort Jennings 6 15 5 14 - 40 Miller City 18 12 10 18 - 58 Rebounds: Fort Jennings 21 - 3 offensive (Wittler 5), Miller City 25 - 12 offensive (Drummelsmith 8). Turnovers: Fort Jennings 8, Miller City 6. Bearcats knock off Ada S P E N C E RV I L L E Spencervilles boys cagers handled Ada 60-47 in a Northwest Conference tussle Friday night at the Walk-In Closet of Spencerville High School. The Bulldogs won the junior varsity contest 45-44. Spencerville is off until Dec. 28 when they host New Knoxville.

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Jefferson 8th-graders split 2, 7thgraders lose 2 Jeffersons seventh- and eighthgrade boys basketball teams recently played Fort Jennings and Crestview. Against the Musketeers, the seventh-graders fell 45-17, with Hunter Haehn leading with 10 points. In the eighth-grade contest, Fort Jennings won 44-23. Leading scorers for Jefferson were Brennan Auer with eight, Coiron Shananhan with six and Trey Gossman five. Versus the Knights, the Crestview seventh grade won 55-10. Haehn led the Wildcats with nine. In the eighth grade, the Wildcats won 36-31 behind Gossman and Auer with 12 each and Alex Rode nine. Next action for the seventh grade (0-3) and eighth-graders (2-2) is Jan. 6 home against Wayne Trace.

Bengals must avoid Vikings upset to stay on track

By JOE KAY Associated Press CINCINNATI Since the day the schedule was released, the Bengals have been looking forward to a comfy finish. After leading the AFC North most of the way, Cincinnati (9-5) has a chance to finish off an unprecedented season at home. The Bengals get to host the Minnesota Vikings (4-9-1) on Sunday, followed by another home game against the second-place Baltimore Ravens (8-6). A 2-game sweep would give them the division title and perhaps the No. 2 seed in the AFC playoffs. It would also put them in the playoffs for the third year in a row, a franchise first. Its a real advantage because you can really create momentum going into the postseason, just to win those games, safety Chris Crocker said. And then if you win your division, youre going to get a home game also. The Bengals are 6-0 at Paul Brown Stadium, their best home record since they won all eight and two playoff games in 1988 on their way to a Super Bowl loss to San Francisco. They havent won a playoff game since the 1990 season and getting one at home would go a long way to dispel that streak of futility, which is tied for seventh-longest in NFL history. So, why the worry? Ask the Eagles. And the Bears. The Vikings put a severe crimp in Philadelphias path to the playoffs by winning 48-30 last Sunday even though running back Adrian Peterson was out with a foot injury. Peterson is expected back against the Bengals. Itll be the third time in four weeks the Vikings have played a team either leading or

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Ohio Prep Basketball Scores

Associated Press Fridays Scores Girls Basketball Ashville Teays Valley 63, Lancaster Fairfield Union 40 Bloom-Carroll 54, Baltimore Liberty Union 45 Circleville 55, Amanda-Clearcreek 32 Cols. Africentric 85, Cols. Eastmoor 50 Cols. Bexley 49, Whitehall-Yearling 33 Cols. Briggs 53, Cols. Independence 25 Cols. Centennial 52, Cols. Whetstone 39 Cols. Northland 64, Cols. Beechcroft 32 Cols. Upper Arlington 75, Hilliard Davidson 42 Cols. Walnut Ridge 74, Cols. South 41 Cols. West 41, Cols. Marion-Franklin 38 Day. Ponitz Tech. 55, Cin. Taft 39 Delaware Christian 46, Tree of Life 40 Delaware Hayes 38, Lewis Center Olentangy Orange 29 Gahanna Cols. Academy 47, W. Jefferson 44 Galloway Westland 48, Powell Olentangy Liberty 36 Hilliard Bradley 45, Canal Winchester 37 Jackson 56, Vincent Warren 39 Lancaster 44, Gahanna Lincoln 5 Lewis Center Olentangy 45, New Albany 30 Logan 66, Gallipolis Gallia 52 Mt. Vernon 48, Sunbury Big Walnut 32 Peebles 64, Manchester 31 Pettisville 64, Sherwood Fairview 36 Reynoldsburg 49, Pickerington N. 29 Sugar Grove Berne Union 50, Lancaster Fisher Cath. 37 Sylvania Northview 43, Sylvania Southview 37 Wauseon 47, Swanton 37 Westerville N. 40, Westerville Cent. 32 Westerville S. 52, Hilliard Darby 28 Wickliffe 51, Garfield Hts. Trinity 42 Worthington Christian 30, Cols. Grandview Hts. 25 Worthington Kilbourne 64, Cols. Franklin Hts. 34 Boys Basketball Akr. Coventry 49, Akr. Springfield 45 Akr. Hoban 74, Mentor Lake Cath. 68 Alliance 70, Beloit W. Branch 52 Alliance Marlington 55, Minerva 45 Apple Creek Waynedale 49, Rittman 41 Arcanum 71, Newton Local 46 Athens 60, McArthur Vinton County 42 Austintown Fitch 55, Hubbard 52 Avon 77, Bay Village Bay 65 Avon Lake 66, Strongsville 41 Bascom Hopewell-Loudon 72, Sycamore Mohawk 48 Batavia 61, Blanchester 33 Batavia Amelia 73, Bethel-Tate 29 Beaver Eastern 78, Portsmouth Sciotoville 69 Beavercreek 65, Kettering Fairmont 52 Bellbrook 67, Brookville 55 Bellefontaine 47, Tipp City Tippecanoe 34 Bellville Clear Fork 63, Millersburg W. Holmes 61 Belmont Union Local 52, Wintersville Indian Creek 47 Berea-Midpark 78, Orange 22 Berlin Hiland 71, Newcomerstown 40 Beverly Ft. Frye 65, Woodsfield Monroe Cent. 39 Bishop Donahue, W.Va. 110, Beallsville 43 Bucyrus Wynford 55, Bucyrus 42 Caldwell 65, Sarahsville Shenandoah 46 Campbell Memorial 64, Leavittsburg LaBrae 48 Can. Glenoak 70, Massillon Perry 63 Can. Timken 57, Massillon Tuslaw 43 Canfield 55, Poland Seminary 51, OT

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tied for a division lead. They also beat Chicago 23-20 in overtime. Their other game was a 29-26 loss to the Ravens. Theyre no pushovers. Well, we dont use that word spoiler in our conversation, coach Leslie Frazier said. Were trying our very best to work as hard as we can to get a win for our team and its nothing to do with the impact it would have on any other team. Five things to watch on Sunday: FAMILIAR TIES: Frazier was coach Marvin Lewis first defensive coordinator in Cincinnati. Lewis wasnt happy with how the defense performed and even took over calling plays for one game. He fired Frazier after two seasons. Lewis now takes full blame for what happened, attributing it in part to being a first-time head coach. A little bit of that, and me just not being supportive enough of him in the right ways, Lewis said. Im a lot better now than I was then. BIG NUMBERS: The difference between the Bengals offense at home and on the road is enormous. Theyve averaged 19.4 points per game on the road, 33.2 per game at Paul Brown Stadium. Theyve scored 49, 41 and 41 points in their last three home games, the first time theyve topped 40 in three straight at home. And theyre facing a defense that ranks next to last in the NFL, allowing 30.4 points per game. PETERSONS BACK: Peterson missed the win over the Eagles with a sprained right foot. The Vikings held Philadelphias LeSean McCoy to 38 yards last Sunday, leaving him with an NFL-leading 1,343. Peterson is 122 yards behind with two games to play a lot to make up but all it would take would be one big game. The Bengals have missed 16 tackles in the last two weeks and have made that a point of emphasis with Peterson ahead.

Slumping Jets, Browns search for positive finishes

By DENNIS WASZAK Jr. Associated Press EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. The New York Jets playoff hopes ended with many of the players and coaches sitting at home and watching TV. Justin Tuckers 61-yard field goal in the closing moments of Baltimores 18-16 victory at Detroit officially eliminated the Jets and they couldnt do anything about it. Except sit with wide eyes and dropped jaws, wondering what might have been. Detroit let us down, linebacker Calvin Pace said with a hint of a smile. Pace also knows the Jets (6-8) let themselves down throughout an up-and-down season that has coach Rex Ryans future uncertain heading into the final two games. Its the third straight year the Jets wont be going to the playoffs or have a winning record. We hate to put ourselves in a position where another team controls our destiny, rookie quarterback Geno Smith said. But thats the way it was. See BROWNS, page 7


Saturday, December 21, 2013

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Blue Jays eke out win over Pirates

By LARRY HEIING DHI Correspondent news@delphosherald.com DELPHOS St. Johns boys basketball head coach Aaron Elwer knew coming into the new basketball campaign that it would take time to figure out all the unknowns with his team. With every game, his team will build experience. With experience, he will develop his bench and build depth. This teams depth will expand the Blue Jay bench and develop a player rotation. The Blue Jays learned another lesson Friday night against Continental - patience, battling to a 34-31 squeaker. The visiting Pirates jumped out to an early lead on a bucket by senior guard Austin Mansfield. Continental then began to attack the Jays with a full-court press. With only two minutes off the clock, junior center Tyler Conley picked up his second foul of the game, forcing him to the bench. St. Johns finally got on the board with a pass from Eric Clark to Conleys replacement, Jake Csukker, for the easy layin. The Jays defense forced a jump ball and gained possession. On the in-bound play, Csukker was fouled and converted a free throw for the lead. After another forced turnover, Alex Odenweller (11 points) drilled a 3-pointer from the corner. Continental began to pound the ball inside against the Jays man-to-man coverage with a pass to Gabe Williams to cut the lead in half. At the other end, Clark picked up his second foul with three minutes left in the first. However, the home team forced another turnover and Andy Grothouse (8 points) took advantage, nailing a pull-up jump shot to end the first quarter at 8-4. Delphos extended the lead to six to start the second stanza when Evan Hays found Grothouse alone at the foul stripe. The young Pirate team remained in their offense, making many passes around the Delphos defense until a drive inside by Mansfield (5 points) sliced the lead back to four. The Blue Jays turned up a full-court press but Continental scored after many patient passes resulted in easy layin by Joey Swager. Odenweller hit the bottom of the bucket with a three from the top of the key to make it a 13-8 game. Continental got an offensive rebound and bucket by Tyler Rue and later two free throws by Derek Troyer to make it a 1-point game. Senior Ben Wrasman entered the game for the first time and promptly made a pass to Ryan Koester, who nailed the 3 against the Pirate zone. Hays, playing tight defense, made a steal of a Pirate pass and drove the length of the court for the layin and the lead was back to six with 1:39 left in the half. The biggest lead of the evening happened when Wrasman again drove inside and passed it out to Odenweller in the corner; his 3-pointer extended the Blue Jay lead to nine. Continentals Rue was fouled on an in-bound play and converted the pair from the charity line as the first half ended with Delphos holding onto a 21-14 lead.

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Delphos Resident Kelsey Martz competed in the R5 Cup gymnastics meet in Cincinnati on Dec. 14, placing 1st All-Around in her age division. Martz also placed 1st on the Uneven Bars and Floor events and 3rd on the Vault and Beam events. (Submitted photo)

NFL Glance
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St. Johns junior Evan Hays dribbles up-court against Continental Friday at Arnzen Gymnasium. (Delphos Herald/Randy Shellenbarger) Continentals quick hands on defense forced a Blue Jay turnover to start the second half. After two quick buckets by the Pirates after defensive steals, the lead was suddenly down to three, at 21-8. Koester scored the only points of the third for the Jays with a 3-pointer and a 24-19 lead. Zach Schwarzman made his 3-point attempt and the Pirates outscored the Jays 8-3 in the quarter to cut the lead to two. Grothouse stepped up and grabbed an offensive rebound and putback for the bucket, converting the free throw for the 3-point play and the lead was back to five. Foul shots then began to pile up as Continental and Delphos both made a pair. Odenweller was hacked on a sideline drive, sending him to the line in a bonus situation and making the pair for a 31-24 lead. A missed Pirate 3-pointer was rebounded by Grothouse and fouled, making both free throws and expanding the lead to nine with 3:27 left in the game. The Pirates came back with a 5-footer by Rue and a bank shot-and-1 by Swager cut the lead to four with 2:29 left. After a miss by St. Johns, Rue popped a bucket to make it a 2-point game with only 32 seconds left. Koester missed the front end of a 1-and1 and the Pirates set up for the last shot. Mansfields 3-point attempt missed the rim and fell out of bounds. On the in-bound play, Grothouse was fouled and went to the line. Continental called timeout after he converted the second after missing the first free throw. Schwartzman attempted the 3-pointer at the buzzer which fell short and gave Delphos its first victory of the season. After the game, coach Elwer said his team struggled against a patient Pirate squad: We had to play defense for a long time against their offense, which made many passes looking for a good shot. They stuck to their offensive game plan and it forced us to be impatient on both ends of the floor. The Blue Jays will go for their second win of the season against another Putnam County League foe tonight at 6 p.m. (JV tip) with Ottoville coming to town. Continental will take on McComb at home. In JV action, Gage Seffernick made a trio of 3-pointers and Robby Saine had a pair for a 37-23 Blue Jay win.
Continental Swager 2-0-5, Schwarzman 1-0-3, Rue 5-4-14, Mansfield 2-1-5, Williams 1-0-2, Troyer 0-2-2, Baker 0-0-0. Totals 11-8-31. St. Johns Grothouse 2-4-8, Hays 1-0-2, Koester 2-1-7, Odenweller 3-2-11, Csukker 1-1-3. Totals 10-9-34 Score by Quarters: Continental 4-10-8-9 31 St. Johns 8-13-3-10 34 Three-pointers: Continental, Schwarzman; St. Johns, Odenweller 3, Koester 2.

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W L T Pct PF PA x-Seattle 12 2 0 .857 380 205 San Fran 10 4 0 .714 349 228 Arizona 9 5 0 .643 342 291 St. Louis 6 8 0 .429 316 324 x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division ___ Sundays Games Tampa Bay at St. Louis, 1 p.m. Indianapolis at Kansas City, 1 p.m. Denver at Houston, 1 p.m. Miami at Buffalo, 1 p.m. New Orleans at Carolina, 1 p.m. Dallas at Washington, 1 p.m. Cleveland at N.Y. Jets, 1 p.m. Minnesota at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. Tennessee at Jacksonville, 1 p.m. Arizona at Seattle, 4:05 p.m. N.Y. Giants at Detroit, 4:05 p.m. Oakland at San Diego, 4:25 p.m. Pittsburgh at Green Bay, 4:25 p.m. New England at Baltimore, 4:25 p.m. Chicago at Philadelphia, 8:30 p.m. Mondays Game Atlanta at San Francisco, 8:40 p.m.

College Football FBS Bowl Glance

Associated Press Todays Games New Mexico Bowl At Albuquerque Washington State (6-6) vs. Colorado State (7-6), 2 p.m. (ESPN) Las Vegas Bowl Fresno State (11-1) vs. Southern Cal (9-4), 3:30 p.m. (ABC) Famous Idaho Potato Bowl At Boise, Idaho Buffalo (8-4) vs. San Diego State (7-5), 5:30 p.m. (ESPN) New Orleans Bowl Tulane (7-5) vs. Louisiana-Lafayette (8-4), 9 p.m. (ESPN) Mondays Game Beef O Bradys Bowl At St. Petersburg, Fla. Ohio (7-5) vs. East Carolina (9-3), 2 p.m. (ESPN) Tuesdays Game Hawaii Bowl At Honolulu Oregon State (6-6) vs. Boise State (8-4), 8 p.m. (ESPN) Thursdays Games Little Caesars Pizza Bowl At Detroit Bowling Green (10-3) vs. Pittsburgh (6-6), 6 p.m. (ESPN) Poinsettia Bowl At San Diego Northern Illinois (12-1) vs. Utah State (8-5), 9:30 p.m. (ESPN) Fridays Games Military Bowl At Annapolis, Md. Marshall (9-4) vs. Maryland (7-5), 2:30 p.m. (ESPN) Texas Bowl At Houston Minnesota (8-4) vs. Syracuse (6-6), 6 p.m. (ESPN) Fight Hunger Bowl At San Francisco BYU (8-4) vs. Washington (8-4), 9:30 p.m. (ESPN) Saturday, Dec. 28 Pinstripe Bowl At New York Notre Dame (8-4) vs. Rutgers (6-6), Noon (ESPN) Belk Bowl At Charlotte, N.C. Cincinnati (9-3) vs. North Carolina (6-6), 3:20 p.m. (ESPN) Russell Athletic Bowl At Orlando, Fla. Miami (9-3) vs. Louisville (11-1), 6:45 p.m. (ESPN) Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl At Tempe, Ariz. Kansas State (7-5) vs. Michigan (7-5), 10:15 p.m. (ESPN) Monday, Dec. 30 Armed Forces Bowl At Fort Worth, Texas Middle Tennessee (8-4) vs. Navy (8-4), 11:45 a.m. (ESPN) Music City Bowl At Nashville, Tenn. Mississippi (7-5) vs. Georgia Tech (7-5), 3:15 p.m. (ESPN) Alamo Bowl At San Antonio Oregon (10-2) vs. Texas (8-4), 6:45 p.m. (ESPN) Holiday Bowl At San Diego Arizona State (10-3) vs. Texas Tech (7-5), 10:15 p.m. (ESPN) Tuesday, Dec. 31 AdvoCare V100 Bowl At Shreveport, La. Arizona (7-5) vs. Boston College (7-5), 12:30 p.m. (ESPN) Sun Bowl At El Paso, Texas Virginia Tech (8-4) vs. UCLA (9-3), 2 p.m. (CBS) Liberty Bowl At Memphis, Tenn. Rice (9-3) vs. Mississippi State (6-6), 4 p.m. (ESPN) Chick-fil-A Bowl At Atlanta Texas A&M (8-4) vs. Duke (10-3), 8 p.m. (ESPN) Wednesday, Jan. 1 Heart of Dallas Bowl At Dallas UNLV (7-5) vs. North Texas (8-4), Noon (ESPNU) Gator Bowl At Jacksonville, Fla. Nebraska (8-4) vs. Georgia (8-4), Noon (ESPN2) Capital One Bowl At Orlando, Fla. Wisconsin (9-3) vs. South Carolina (102), 1 p.m. (ABC) Outback Bowl At Tampa, Fla. Iowa (8-4) vs. LSU (9-3), 1 p.m. (ESPN) Rose Bowl At Pasadena, Calif. Stanford (11-2) vs. Michigan State (121), 5 p.m. (ESPN) Fiesta Bowl At Glendale, Ariz. Baylor (11-1) vs. UCF (11-1), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN) Thursday, Jan. 2 Sugar Bowl At New Orleans Alabama (11-1) vs. Oklahoma (10-2), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN) Friday, Jan. 3 Orange Bowl At Miami Ohio State (12-1) vs. Clemson (10-2), 8 p.m. (ESPN) Cotton Bowl At Arlington, Texas Missouri (11-2) vs. Oklahoma State (10-2), 7:30 p.m. (FOX) Saturday, Jan. 4 BBVA Compass Bowl At Birmingham, Ala. Vanderbilt (8-4) vs. Houston (8-4), 1 p.m. (ESPN) Sunday, Jan. 5 GoDaddy.com Bowl At Mobile, Ala. Arkansas State (7-5) vs. Ball State (102), 9 p.m. (ESPN) Monday, Jan. 6 BCS National Championship At Pasadena, Calif. Florida State (13-0) vs. Auburn (12-1), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN) Saturday, Jan. 18 East-West Shrine Classic At St. Petersburg, Fla. East vs. West, 4 p.m. (NFLN) Saturday, Jan. 25 Senior Bowl At Mobile, Ala. South vs. North, 4 p.m. (NFLN)


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Now the goal is to finish on a positive note and aim for a .500 record, with a game against the Cleveland Browns (4-10) up next in the Jets home finale. We have to treat these next two games like this week is the AFC championship game and next game is the Super Bowl, Pace added. Thats all we can do. The Browns know the feeling. Cleveland hasnt been to the postseason since 2002, a frustrating stretch of futility that has some of the Browns veterans wondering when and if it will end. Hopefully, this will be the last year, said left tackle Joe Thomas, with the team since 2007.


Canfield S. Range 58, Lisbon David Anderson 49 Carey 73, Kansas Lakota 36 Carlisle 102, Germantown Valley View 71 Casstown Miami E. 50, Covington 46 Celina 69, Ottawa-Glandorf 64, OT Chardon 51, Eastlake N. 49 Chillicothe Unioto 72, London Madison Plains 27 Chillicothe Zane Trace 77, Leesburg Fairfield 45 Cin. Glen Este 79, Loveland 67 Cin. Moeller 86, Cin. Western Hills 49 Cin. Mt. Healthy 47, Hamilton Ross 40 Cin. NW 62, Oxford Talawanda 50 Cin. Oak Hills 58, Hamilton 56

Cin. Purcell Marian 50, Cin. McNicholas 49 Cin. Shroder 77, Cin. Clark Montessori 70 Cin. Sycamore 58, Cin. Colerain 53 Cin. Turpin 59, Cin. Anderson 37 Cle. Benedictine 80, Chardon NDCL 73 Cle. Cent. Cath. 58, Garfield Hts. Trinity 55 Cle. Hts. 69, Bedford 65 Cle. VASJ 97, Warren JFK 49 Clyde 48, Oak Harbor 40 Collins Western Reserve 55, Ashland Mapleton 41 Cols. Centennial 95, Cols. Whetstone 35 Cols. East 46, Cols. Linden McKinley 36 Cols. Eastmoor 52, Cols. Africentric 48 Cols. Franklin Hts. 52, Worthington Kilbourne 50 Cols. Upper Arlington 59, Hilliard Davidson 48 Cols. Walnut Ridge 55, Cols. South 49

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That spurt right there put us in a big hole. We were in trouble then because we had to go man, Smith added. We played hard the whole way; if we can compete with a team like Crestview I think they are capable of ending up in Columbus and I told Coach Best that we can win a lot of games. We didnt turn it over many times and they didnt lead to easy points. We held them down defensively except for that spurt. The closest the hosts could get in the finale was 11 the final score on a Smith triple late in the stanza. Jefferson scored the majority of its points from the line: 11-of-12 (11-of-14 overall for 78.6%) but Crestview netted 5-of-8 shots and 4-of-4 singles (8-of-9 total for 88.9%) to keep its distance. In sum, both teams executed their offense very well despite good defense: Crestview shot 22-of-43 (4-of-14 long range) for 51.2 percent and committing nine turnovers; Jefferson 15-of-30 from the floor (4-of-10 downtown) for 50 percent and 10 miscues. The rebounding was about even: 20-18 (7-4 offensive) for Crestview, with

Thompsons six leading all boarders and Smith (11 points) four. Both units had 15 fouls. We knew Jefferson was going to be strong, tough and physical; they have some good size and they are going to make it tough on you, Best added. I thought the defensive job we did on Smith was really good and thats not easy. We had some good size on him for a while with Tyson (6-5) and rotated some smaller guys on him. Our biggest concern was not giving up layups trying to help too much. In junior varsity action, Crestview improved to 4-1 (2-0) with a 56-37 victory. Junior Nate Owens and sophomore Cody Mefferd netted 14 each for the visitors and freshman Dylan Grandstaff added 10. For the Wildcats (5-2, 0-2), freshman Drew Reiss was the lone double-digit scorer with 14. Jefferson has less than 18 hours to bounce back as they host Fairview today with a 2 p.m. JV start; Crestview is off until Friday as they host Miller City.


VARSITY CRESTVIEW (56) Preston Zaleski 1-0-3, Cam Etzler 1-4-6, Connor Lautzenheiser 4-0-10, Luke Gibson 0-0-0, Damian Helm 8-0-16, Brock Rolsten 0-0-0, Isaiah

Simerman 1-0-3, Mitchell Rickard 0-0-0, Tyson Bolenbaugh 7-4-18. Totals 18-4-8/9-56. JEFFERSON (45) Jace Stockwell 3-2-8, Drew Reiss 0-0-0, Austin Jettinghoff 1-2-5, Ross Thompson 6-2-15, Trey Smith 2-5-11, Tyler Mox 0-0-0, Nick Fitch 3-0-6, Dalton Hicks 0-0-0, Grant Wallace 0-0-0, Tyler Rice 0-0-0. Totals 11-4-11/14-42. Score by Quarters: Crestview 12 16 14 14 - 56 Jefferson 12 15 13 16 - 56 Three-point goals: Crestview, Co. Lautzenheiser 2, Zaleski, Simerman; Jefferson, Smith 2, Jettinghoff, Thompson. JUNIOR VARSITY CRESTVIEW (56) Isaiah Kline 2-0-4, Tyler Riggenbach 1-1-3, Derek Biro 0-0-0, Dylan Grandstaff 3-2-10, Caleb Bagley 0-0-0, Cody Mefferd 7-0-14, Cyler Miller 1-0-2, Tanner Crowle 0-0-0, Nate Owens 6-0-14, Spencer Rolsten 0-0-0, Braden Van Cleave 3-1-7, Jacob Painter 0-0-0, Luke Gerardot 1-0-2. Totals 20-4-4/10-56. JEFFERSON (37) Drew Reiss 4-6-14, Josh Teman 0-1-1, Cole Arroyo 0-0-0, Alex Neubert 0-2-2, Ryan Wittler 0-0-0, Ryan Goergens 3-0-6, Kyle Wreede 0-0-0, Brandan Herron 0-0-0, Christian Stemen 0-0-0, Grant Wallace 3-1-7, Austin Blanton 1-1-3, Nick Long 0-0-0, Drake Schmitt 1-2-4. Totals 12-013/25-37. Score by Quarters: Crestview 13 15 11 17 - 56 Jefferson 3 14 10 10 - 37 Three-point goals: Crestview, Grandstaff 2, Owens 2; Jefferson, none.

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Tulane: This is a home game for Tulane at the Superdome. Tulane plays good defense and is a minus-12 in the turnover department. Tulane 31-13. East Carolina: East Carolina is riding a 5-game winning streak and has a high-powered offense. Ohio University is too inconsistent. East Carolina 46-27. Pro: Baltimore: Ravens 6-1 at home; New England 3-4 as a road team. Baltimore 24-20. Green Bay: Steelers 2-5 as a road team and Green Bay needs to win to have chance for playoffs. Green Bay 27-24. Dallas: Cowboys 4-0 in the division and Washington 0-4. Cowboys need win

to stay in playoff picture. Dallas 31-21. New Orleans: This game could go either way; probably for the division title. New Orleans not a great road team but pulls this one out 37-28. Miami: Miami has outside chance for playoffs. Miami 24-17. Philadelphia: Both teams 8-6. Both teams lead their divisions and need to win for playoff position. Philadelphia 20-19. St. Louis: St. Louis could finish at .500 if they win out; neither team going anywhere. St. Louis 43-27. ERIN COX COLLEGE: Colorado State: Both of these teams colors together look like Christmas! Oh,

and just picking based on record. Fresno State: Their offensive numbers are more impressive than the USC defense. Buffalo: That Buffalo logo is cool, lots of blue, thats enough for me. Tulane: Going with passion on this one. East Carolina: I went to two other MAC schools during my college career so Im not about to pick Ohio. NFL: Baltimore: More Christmas presents for me?! I hope. The Boo-Hoo Bill doll is my favorite present. Green Bay: Maybe Pittsburgh will hand them the game like Dallas did last week.

Dallas: My bet is Jerry Jones decided to fire the whole team. Hes going to go out Sunday, play every position himself and hell win because he is just that awesome. New Orleans: Id like to see Carolina win and Im feel like Im picking very badly this week so Im going to jinx the Saints by picking them. Miami: Im dreaming of the sunshine in Miami instead of this rain so heres to that. Chicago: This is a heart pick. Im hoping that the Bears can help out my boys a little bit, since I cant rely on Dallas to do anything themselves. St. Louis: I dont know why I dont like picking the Rams but I dont think Ive ever typed St. Louis so I thought Id try that for a change.

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We, JoAnn Young, Executor for the Estate of Marciel E. Etzkorn, and John Etzkorn, Trustee of Paul L. Etzkorn Residuary Trust, are offering the following real estate by sealed bids: Parcel One: Approximately 59 acres which consists of 39 acres in the northwest quarter of the northeast quarter of Section 11, Marion Township, Allen County; AND 20 acres in the north half of the southwest quarter of the northeast quarter of Section 11, Marion Township, Allen County. Parcel Two: Approximately 40 acres in the southwest quarter of the southeast quarter of Section 14, Spencer Township, Allen County. Parcel Three: Approximately 47 acres including a barn, in the north end of the west half of the northwest quarter of Section 11, Marion Township, Allen County. Parcel Four: Residential property with house, barn and outbuildings situated on approximately 39 acres located at 14190 Landeck Rd. in the southwest quarter of the southwest quarter of Section 2, Marion Township, Allen County. Total of approximately 184.74 acres. TERMS AND CONDITIONS: 1. Initial bids must be post marked or delivered to the Law Office of Stephen J. Mansfield no later than by 4:00 P.M. on December 30, 2013 at P.O. Box 84, 10100 Elida Rd., Delphos, OH 45833. 2. Initial bids will be opened on January 4, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. at the office of Stephen J. Mansfield, located at 10100 Elida Road (SAFY Office Complex), Delphos, Ohio. At that time the auction will be finalized. Only the initial bidders will be permitted to modify their bid. 3. The successful bidder(s) shall be required to make a down payment of $5,000.00 on January 4, 2014, the balance due within thirty (30) days. 4. Taxes will be pro-rated to the date of closing. Any survey costs for parcels shall be paid by the Sellers. OWNERS: JoAnn Young, Executor for the Estate of Marciel E. Etzkorn, and John Etzkorn, Trustee of the Paul L. Etzkorn Residuary Trust. ATTORNEY FOR ESTATE: Stephen J. Mansfield, 10100 Elida Road, PO Box 84, Delphos, Ohio 45833

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out the information that you need to advance. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- If a friend or relative is meddling in your affairs, tell them to mind their own business. You must respect your own SUNDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2013 needs and not brook interference. MONDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2013 Make thoughtful choices this year. If you choose the right path, you stand Aim high in the year ahead. Make to fulfill your dreams. Planning and preparation will be your best assets. big, lavish plans, and prepare to fulfill Your integrity and strong character them. Move forward with conviction will guide you in the right direction. and push for what you want. Strive for perfection, and youll gain Concentrate on all that you stand to gain personally and professionally. If satisfaction. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) you have the right attitude, success -- A need to make sweeping changes will touch your every endeavor. may shock those close to you. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Your heart will lead you in the right -- Be strategic and maintain a paper direction. If you are open and honest trail. Once you know what direction about your actions, your actions will youre heading in, youll be able to enjoy time with the people you love. be met with understanding. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) Be attentive to your heart and work to -- Children or romantic partners may make someone else happy. be especially needy. Dont give in too AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) readily if doing so will compromise -- Your cheerfulness and optimism other commitments. It is important to will be infectious. Have fun and enjoy the festivities in your community. look after your own needs as well. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) Participation in various activities or -- Nurture your health and general projects will result in new opportunities well-being. Taking sufficient time to and friendships. Love and romance rest is important. Enjoy the comforts are highlighted. of home and spending quiet time with PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- Review your personal papers and loved ones. ARIES (March 21-April 19) professional strategies. Make certain -- Now is a good time to become that everything is in order and that better acquainted with potential you havent forgotten anything that partners, whether for business, may cost you financially next year. romance or friendship. Be careful not Avoid overreacting, and be honest to get caught up in the revelry and with yourself and others. ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- overspend on entertainment. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Boost your confidence with a personal Personal financial setbacks will cause change. You are likely to meet a likeyou stress. Make a clear game plan minded soul. Romance is apparent. for coping with fiscal uncertainty. You Someone youve helped in the past will be low on energy, so be sure to will reciprocate with a needed favor. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- get lots of rest. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Your Meeting up with friends or making conscious and subconscious minds last-minute purchases will add cheer may be in conflict. Meditate carefully to your day. Attending an event and on which path to take. Solitude will be useful for you at this time. CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Avoid any large financial venture for the time being. Children or friends may go to great lengths to get your attention. Make an effort to understand their motivations. Offer time, not money, to organizations looking for a donation. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Disruptions and delays will throw a wrench in your routine. Be prepared to go with the flow. Vigorous exercise will help alleviate your stress. Time for romance is recommended. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You may be irritated by friends and relatives. Ignore what they have to say, and focus your attention on something productive. You are capable of great things. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -- Hollow promises are likely. Do not quit your job unless you have a new one lined up. Contracts will not turn out to be as lucrative as projected. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- Avoid the spotlight. Someone may be gossiping about you, trying to damage your reputation. Consider who your true friends really are. Seek sharing your ideas for next year will prove informative. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Evaluate your life and partnerships. If you cannot come to terms with whats happening, mistakes will occur. Changes may be helpful, but only at the right time and for the right reason. CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Be social and creative, and organize a surprise for someone you love. Dont be pressured into making an indulgent purchase or investment. You stand to gain more by saving your money. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You should quickly attend to your responsibilities so that youll have time to get together with your close friends and family. Enjoying festivities or working alongside a close companion to organize something special will enhance your relationships. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Be open and honest about your plans. Networking will help you gain professional advancement. Dont allow personal concerns to stand in the way of professional progress. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -- Stubbornness will lead to personal difficulties. A new development is likely to change your location or lifestyle. Concentrate on getting along with others and doing what suits everyone best. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- Spend time with loved ones. Adapting to surrounding changes will lead to good fortune. A new partnership arrangement will give you something to look forward to in the year to come. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- Decorate and open your house to friends and family. Offering honest advice and meaningful opportunities will encourage a deeper bond with important people in your life.
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US economy expands Obama puts a rosy spin at 4.1 percent rate

WASHINGTON (AP) The U.S. economy grew at a solid 4.1 percent annual rate from July through September, the fastest pace since late 2011 and significantly higher than previously thought. Much of the upward revision came from stronger consumer spending. The Commerce Departments final look at growth in the summer was up from a previous estimate of 3.6 percent. Four-fifths of the revision in the report released Friday came from stronger consumer spending, mainly in the area of health care. The 4.1 percent annual growth rate in the third quarter, as measured by the gross domestic product, came after the economy had expanded at a 2.5 percent rate in the second quarter. Much of the acceleration reflected a buildup in business stockpiles. On Friday, President Barack Obama pointed to the upward revision to GDP growth as one of several signs of improvement in the economy. They include four straight months of solid job growth and a drop in the unemployment rate to its lowest point in five years. What it adds up to is we head into next year with an economy thats stronger than it was when we started the year, Obama said at a White House news conference. I firmly believe that 2014 can be a breakthrough year for America. The GDP report also gave a boost to Wall Street. The Dow Jones industrial average was up about 80 points in late afternoon trading. Economists still expect growth to slow a bit in the current October-December quarter. In part, thats because two-fifths of the third-quarter gain in GDP came from a buildup in business stockpiles. That gain isnt likely to be repeated in the fourth quarter. Many analysts think growth will slow to an annual rate between 2.5 percent and 3 percent this quarter before picking up next year. The third-quarter increase in GDP the economys total output of goods and services was the best performance since a 4.9 percent increase in the final three months of 2011. Still, analysts expect that for the year, the GDP will expand only around 1.7 percent, down from the 2.8 percent growth of 2012. Much of that drop-off occurred because consumer spending was depressed by higher taxes that took effect last January and the governments across-the-board spending cuts. The Congressional Budget Office has estimated those two factors shaved 1.5 percentage points from growth in 2013. (Continued from page 1) WASHINGTON (AP) Putting a rosy spin on a difficult year, President Barack Obama acknowledged frustrating ups and downs on Friday but exulted that the improving economy is creating new jobs and claimed crucial progress for his troubled health care overhaul. He predicted 2014 would be a breakthrough year for America. In his annual year-end news conference, Obama refused to dwell on his tumbling approval ratings, the disastrous rollout of his signature health care law or the pile of unfinished domestic priorities he leaves behind as he heads for a Christmas holiday in Hawaii. Asked whether this had been the worst year of his presidency so far, he laughed and said, Thats not how I think about it. Yet not all was sunny. He did suggest that, given widespread criticism, he may alter the power of the National Security Agency to collect information on Americans. And when it came to the start of his health care law, Obama conceded that we screwed it up, and said, Im going to be making appropriate adjustments once we get through this year. It was unclear if he meant to signal high-level personnel changes. Obama does have some reason to be optimistic. He spoke hours after the government announced the economy grew at a solid 4.1 percent annual rate from July through September, the fastest pace since late 2011 and significantly higher than previously believed. And he heralded a modest bipartisan budget deal that cleared

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Foul weather threatens to snarl US holiday travel


Congress this week, saying that while its too soon to declare a new era of bipartisanship, Washington is not condemned to endless gridlock. Obama heads to his annual home-state Hawaiian vacation armed with dozens of recommendations from a presidential task force on ways to limit the NSA programs. The recommendations were released just days after a federal judge declared the NSAs bulk collection of Americans phone records unconstitutional, ratcheting up pressure on him to make changes. The president insisted that the NSA has not inappropriately used the massive amounts of data in its possession, though he added, We may have to refine this further to give people more confidence. After lying dormant for years, the government surveillance issues shot into the spotlight after former NSA contractor Edward Snowden leaked a trove of secret documents. Snowden is a fugitive from the U.S. and living in Russia, where he received temporary asylum. Some of his supporters have pressed Obama to grant him amnesty, though the president declined to comment on those calls. I will leave it up to the courts and the attorney general to weigh in in public on Mr. Snowdens case, he said. The president opened his hour-long news conference with upbeat news on his health care law, announcing that 1 million people have enrolled in federal and state insurance exchanges since Oct. 1. Thats more than two-and-a-half times the number on Nov. 30, when major fixes to the deeply flawed sign-up website were completed.

ST. LOUIS (AP) Holiday travelers in the Midwest and parts East and South were keeping a leery eye Friday on a band of foul weather stretching across the nations midsection that was threatening to mar the opening weekend of one of the years busiest travel periods. Forecasters were predicting a stew of foul weekend weather, from freezing rain and snow in the north to torrential rain in the Ohio Valley and Appalachia and possibly even tornadoes in the South. The worst of the storm wasnt expected to hit Midwest population centers until today, and although few flights had been cancelled as of midday Friday, the weather was already taking a toll on air travel: FlightStats.com reported more than 1,900 U.S. delays, with the most at Chicagos OHare, Denver International, and the three big New York-area airports. The foul weather could cause headaches for the estimated 94.5 million Americans planning to travel by road or air during this holiday season, which runs from today through New Years Day. Concerns were similar a month ago, when a winter storm hit just as people were traveling for Thanksgiving.


I also tutor a sixth-grade student, complete all coursework for my post-secondary classes at OSU, work concessions and attend prom committee meetings each week, Corzine said. Winhover just completed soccer season and said that right now she is focusing on writing, since it is the season for writing competitions. She explained that she just finished NaNoWriMo National Novel Writing Month in November, where the goal was to pen a 50,000-word novel. It was a huge project for me, Winhover said. I actually went over the 50,000-word limit and hit 89,000 words so my novel would have an ending! Heiing said that as a junior at St. Johns, it is a year that particularly focuses on doing service and volunteer work for others. Also, as a member of National Honor Society, I am expected to do a certain amount of extra service throughout the year, he added. Each student is looking forward to a break in studies during the holidays and visiting with family and friends. Study time is not required and Im taking a break, Kramer said. Ill have more time for shopping and traveling to see family members. Corzine said now that he has finished his postsecondary class finals at OSU, he has a lot more time to study high school coursework. Im going to take some time off from studies, Corzine stated. Gotta have fun or I will never enjoy school to its fullest extent. Corzine said he is planning on spending some time with family and friends over Christmas break and traveling to Chicago with his mom over the New Years holiday to see his friends. Winhover said her studies are going okay, although she has a lot of long-term projects that shes been working on. The holidays keep me focused because I know if I want to enjoy the Christmas break, I need to get all of my homework done! Winhover said enthusiastically.

My studies have remained about the same as they were earlier in the year, Heiing said. With Christmas break coming up, I have been slacking off a little but not too bad. In October, the PSAT test was offered to students wanting to take a preparatory exam for the SAT test. Kramer and Winhover took advantage of the firsthand practice for the SAT, which also gave them a chance to enter the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) scholarship programs and gain access to college and career planning tools. The PSAT/NMSQT (National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test) measures critical reading skills, math problem-solving skills and writing skills. I suppose I did as well as I expected, Kramer said. Id like to improve by being better prepared rather than going into it blind. My results were as I expected them to be on the PSAT, Winhover stated. I scored better in the reading sections than the math and that shows me where I need to improve. Additionally, Winhover reported that guidance counselors will not know who is eligible for the National Merit Scholarship until September of 2014. Each student has their own process when it comes to selecting a career field or the college they want to attend. After Kramers visit to Rhodes State College on Dec. 13, she decided to remain open-minded and found interest in Forensic Science. She thought working in a lab doing fact-finding and perhaps someday, becoming an expert witness would fit her. I first wanted something in the field of law, possibly become a lawyer, she detailed. I dont know that I want to work or deal with demanding people. Reid said he will go to OSU and major in Biochemistry and specialize in Pathology or Microbiology studying diseases and if possible, developing cures. I want to make a difference, he spoke seriously. I want to facilitate cures for specific cancers or diseases, thats what I want to do!

I havent done any more college searching, Winhover said. I plan on finding a major that interests me and then searching for qualified colleges from there. Heiing said looking at college has become a lot easier for him at school because the school now has the student resource room up and running. This allows students to get online and search information about careers or colleges that they are interested in, he said. I havent taken any campus visits yet, I plan to do that in the second semester. After the first of the year, all four juniors will begin preparing for either the ACT or SAT test and each has their own strategy. Corzine did not take the PSAT; instead he is preparing for the ACT, which is geared toward specific subjects including Science, Reading, Writing, Math and English. Ill probably take the ACT in January and prepare by practicing tests online, Corzine added. Im specifically focusing on math subjects, Trigonometry and Pre-Calculus. Corzine has planned to attend the Ohio State University campus in Columbus and said he needs to score a 26 or better on the ACT to be automatically accepted at the main campus. The branch campus in Lima requires a student score 24 points on the ACT, Corzine added. Heiing said he will be taking the ACT in February. I dont plan on attending any ACT prep workshops because I can take practice ACT tests and get tips on how to do better on the ACT by working on the Boost Your Score program that is available in the student resource center here at school, Heiing stated. Im going to take the SAT in April, Kramer said. I already took the ACT and scored a 27 out of 36 points. I plan on going to an ACT prep workshop in the new year and then taking the ACT right after that, Winhover said.

Stores open for 100 hours to attract shoppers

NEW YORK (AP) Some stores are ending the holiday shopping season the same way they began it with roundthe-clock, marathon shopping hours. Kohls for the first time is staying open for essentially five days straight, from 6 a.m. on Friday through 6 p.m. on Christmas Eve. Macys and Kmart are opening some of their stores for more than 100 hours in a row from Friday through Christmas Eve. And Toys R Us is staying open for 87 hours straight starting today, which is typically the second biggest shopping day of the year. The expanded hours in the final days before Christmas are reminiscent of how some retailers typically begin the season on the day after Thanksgiving known as Black Friday. The strategy comes as stores try to recoup lost sales during a season thats been hobbled by a number of factors. Despite a recovery economy, many Americans have been struggling with stagnant wages and other issues. On top of that, the time period between the official holiday shopping kickoff on Black Friday and the end of the season is six days shorter than a year ago. That has given Americans less time to shop.

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As a child I often wondered how black people felt about Jesus and, therefore, God being white. There was a lovely little African-American church on the corner of Gervais and Millwood in Columbia, S.C., where I visited family during the summer, that featured the familiar image of Jesus kneeling in Gethsemane. He was beautiful in a Brad Pitt Legends-of-the-Fall kind of way so I had a little crush. But I never passed that church without also thinking about the worshipers inside. Didnt they want a Jesus who looked like them? And, by extrapolation, a Santa? Well, yes, it turns out that many did and do, including Harris. This story would have no flippers if it didnt hint at a larger issue that isnt really about race. The skin color of magical elves who fly around in reindeer-drawn sleighs is a far easier conversation than the broader


iconoclasm that is really at the root of what Kelly perhaps intuited but failed to convey. But then cable TV, tethered as it is to hits, blips and buzz, doesnt often lend itself to deep reflection. It should be no surprise that, as demographics shift, so do cultural icons. It is also understandable that such challenges would be unsettling to many, but there are more sophisticated ways of discussing them without resorting to The War on (fill in the blank). Among other reasons, war demands victory rather than understanding. At first glance, Santa, the most innocent of icons, seems a gratuitous target for revision. Looking closer, however, diversifying Santa in a nation that elected a black president seems appropriate. When you make up stuff, you can make it up again. Besides, very young children are oblivious to race. Assuming no racial animus at home, most children would as eagerly Investors appeared to focus more on the good news (the economy is improving) than the bad (the easy-money days may be ending). The celebration might not last. As the tapering continues, there will be less liquidity going into the stock market, and the rally will either slow or end entirely, says Sung Won Sohn, an economics professor at the Martin Smith School of Business at California State University. Over the past year, the super-low U.S. rates had led investors to seek higher-yielding investments in emerging markets. Last summer and fall, speculation about a slowdown in the Feds stimulus sent stocks tumbling in the developing world.

climb on the lap of a jolly black Santa as a white one (or any other race/ethnicity). They only want the thrill of the gift and the reassurance (note to New Yorks brawling Santas) that all is right with the world. This is the true gift of Santa. He is a gentle grandfather a benevolent figure to whom all impossibilities can be presented and conquered. As such, he is a human gesture of kindness to children whose innocence will be ravaged soon enough. Myths transcend race and serve purposes beyond the material. They elevate our spirits, impart hope, and convey values: It is better to give than to receive. Such lessons are more pleasantly absorbed when visions of sugar plums are dancing in our heads. Which is probably what Kelly meant to say, and might have added: Just because something makes you comfortable doesnt mean you shouldnt change it. Kathleen Parkers email address is kathleenparker@washpost.com. Indonesias market has sunk nearly 19 percent since investors began anticipating the Fed move in May. Stocks in Thailand are down 18 percent. Without Fed policy driving cash into developing markets, these stock markets might have further to fall. Mark Olson, a former Fed governor, says the central bank succeeded in convincing investors that a slight pullback in bond purchases is hardly the same as tightening interest-rate policy. The stimulus continues through record-low short-term rates and the continuing, though reduced, bond purchases. And for once, Olson says, I think the markets read it the way the Fed had hoped.


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Let me tell you where this is all heading. I have begun planning our newest exhibit. It blends in perfectly with the theme of 2014s Gala Dinner Event. That theme is the Celebration of Love. But I need your help. I am hoping you will go dig through that old suitcase in the attic or garage. I want you to ask your grandparents or your great-aunt for letters. They will know which ones you mean they are the letters that spring to life when you read them, even though you have no clue who they may be talking about. Please bring them to me or ask me to come pick them up. Then plan on attending the Third Annual Gala Dinner at the Museum of Postal History on Feb. 9 as we unveil our newest exhibit called simply Letters. In the meantime, from the Levitt family to yours, May you have a Blessed and Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year. May your heart and your home always be too small to hold all your friends.

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Banks will also benefit if an improving economy leads more credit-worthy businesses and consumers to seek loans. FINANCIAL MARKETS The Fed intended its bond purchases, in part, to push bond yields so low that investors would move money into stocks, thereby driving up share prices. Since mid-November 2012, the Dow Jones industrial average has surged 28 percent. Many Wall Street analysts feared stocks would plummet once the Fed announced a pullback in its bond buying. On Wednesday, the opposite occurred: The Dow rocketed 293 points.

Answers to Fridays questions: The only two U.S. states to have just a single consonant in their names are Iowa and Ohio. The water at Bondi beach in Sydney, Australia, was the inspiration for Bondie Blue, the name Apple gave to the teal-blue color of the plastic casing the first iMac introduced in 1998. It marked the first time a vibrant color was used for a computer. Todays questions: How many bonus squares are there on an original Scrabble game board? In what TV show was Broadway superstar Mary Martins son shot by Hollywood superstar Bing Crosbys daughter? Answers in Mondays Herald.