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Divergent debuts at box office at $56M, p4

Telling The Tri-Countys Story Since 1869

Monday, March 24, 2014

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Delphos, Ohio

Crestview claims first state boys basketball title, p6

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Rotary Club inviting groups for concessions

Canal Commission holds annual fundraiser

VA Benefits meeting set

The Delphos Rotary Club is putting the final touches on the Music in the Park series. The concert series runs the second and fourth Sunday of June, July and August. They begin at 6 p.m. at the Hanser Pavilion in Stadium Park. There are concessions for those who would like a light dinner or snack while enjoying the music. The Rotary Club would like to invite any non-profit organizations who would like to run the concessions at a concert to let them know. Organizations interested need to contact Dr. Lois Spangler at 419692-0010 by April 15. The first concert is June 8 and the Rotary Club would like to invite everyone out for this fun and free evening of entertainment.

Guest Speaker Preston Bartlett, a Van Wert native and presently a Dayton resident, gave an overview of the Miami-Erie Canal from Cincinnati to Dayton. Bartlett is a Miami-Erie Canal Corridor board and Buckeye Trails Association member. (Delphos Herald/Nancy Spencer) BY NANCY SPENCER Herald Editor nspencer@delphosherald.com DELPHOS The Delphos Canal Commission hosted nearly 100 guests at the annual Boatmans Breakaway Dinner Sunday at the Knights of Columbus hall. The annual fundraiser celebrates thawing ice in spring. When the canal was in use, the lock freed up and canal boats could begin traveling. Canal Commission Permanent Trustee Lou Hohman presided over the dinner and gave attendees a recap of work accomplished at the Canal Commission Museum since the last dinner. We have the remains of the Marquerite on display on the first floor, Hohman said. The Marguerite was Delphos last canal boat and the remains were moved to the museum in 2012. She spent 25 years stored in a barn and

Delphos Canal Commission Trustee Lou Hohman, left, presents Ralph Lauser with the Gov. Dewitt Clinton Award at Sundays dinner. Hohman said Lausers dedication to the Canal Commission Museum earned him the award. DeWitt Clinton (1769-1828) was often referred to as the Father of the Erie Canal. He served in the New York State Legislature and the U.S. Senate and was mayor of New York City and governor of New York State. He strongly advocated building a canal through upstate New York to connect the east with the Midwest and became such a strong supporter of the plan that his opponents called it Clintons Ditch. then in a semi trailer. Hohman also noted the museums dropped ceiling and old lighting was removed. The real ceiling was refurbished and new LED lighting installed. We now have very bright and very economical lighting, he added. Hohman also gave out the commissions annual awards. Diana Ireland and Noel Critchfield received the Canal Angel awards for their volunteerism and Ralph Lauser was given the Gov. DeWitt Clinton Award for his dedication to the museum. Guest speaker for the evening was MECCA Board Member Preston Bartlett, who is also a Buckeye Trails Association member and canal enthusiast. Now residing in Dayton, Bartlett is a Van Wert native. Bartlett gave an overview of the Miami-Erie Canal from Cincinnati to Dayton.

The Fort Jennings American Legion Post 715 and the Ottoville VFW Post 3740 are hosting an informational meeting on VA Benefits at 7 p.m. on April 9 at the Fort Jennings American Legion. This meeting will be conducted by the Veterans Administration of Putnam County. All veterans are invited and encouraged to attend.

Sports
Little League try-outs postponed Due to the cold weather, the Delphos Little League try-outs for 10-year-olds have been postponed from today and instead will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday at Stadium Park. Organ Donor Dash 5K Run/Walk slated The 2nd annual Organ Donor Dash 5K has been slated for April 27 at the St. Johns Annex on South Jefferson Street in Delphos. Race begins at 11:08 a.m. and ends there. Cost for registered organ donors is $18 with T-shirt or $15 with no shirt. For non-registered donors, cost is $20 with shirt and $17 with no shirt. All proceeds go to Lifeline Of Ohio for organ donor awareness. Registration deadline is April 18. Register on-line at www.racewire.com or contact Deann Heiing at ldheiing6@hotmail. com or 419-230-2963.

Ohio unemployment rate drops in February


BY KIRK DOUGAL Times Bulletin Publisher news@delphosherald.com Ohios unemployment rate dropped four-tenths of a percentage point in February, continuing the downward trend in 2014. The states jobless rate stood at 6.5 percent during the month, down from 6.9 percent in January and 7.2 percent in December of 2013. The current jobless rate is an improvement over the same period in 2013 when 7.3 percent of eligible Ohio residents were searching for work. The number of unemployed workers in February in Ohio decreased by 18,000 from 395,000 to 377,000 from the previous month. Over the past year, the number of unemployed in the state has dropped by 44,000. The movement in Ohios jobless rate moved opposite of the national average. The official U.S. unemployment rate, defined by the U-3 method which counts only the unemployed who still have remaining jobless benefits, rose slightly from 6.6 percent to 6.7 percent in February. There were 4,600 fewer non-farm workers employed, decreasing the number from an adjusted 5,284,600 in January to a total of 5,280,000. Losses were also reported in the goods-producing sector (-4,700) as well as construction (-8,100), mining and logging (-300), financial activities (-2,300) and leisure and hospitality (-1,200). See DROP, page 10

VFW donates to Elida Police Department


Walterick-Hemme Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3035 Commander Mike Hughes gives a $500 donation to Elida Chief of Police Dale Metzger. Metzger said the money would be used for equipment and training. (Delphos Herald/ Nancy Spencer)

Forecast
Mostly sunny this morning then partly cloudy with a chance of snow this afternoon and tonight. Highs in the mid 30s and lows in the mid 20s. See page 2.

Eagles Auxiliary chooses District God, Flag and Country winners

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Delphos Eagles Lodge 471 Auxiliary hosted the District God, Flag and Country Oratory Contest recently. Winners included, from left, Trysten Smith (Delphos, second place ages 12-13; Faith Schmersal (Lima), first place ages 12-13; Nicholas Curth (Delphos), first place ages 10-11; Christian Engle (Lima), first place ages 14-15; and Joseph Engle (Lima), second lace ages 10-11. Schmersal, Curth and Christian Engle will continue on at the Northwest Zone Conference at 10 a.m. April 12 at the Lima Eagles Lodge on Robb Avenue. (Submitted photo)

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One Year Ago The Delphos Tri-County Wrestling Club ended its 201213 season recently at the Miami Valley Kids Wrestling Association Championships at the Nutter Center in Dayton. Bringing home first-place awards were Brady Welker, Gabe Steyer, Brady Zalar, Dominic Estrada, Avery Schulte, Landen Grothaus, Cody Bailey and Troy Pseekos. 25 Years Ago 1989 St. Johns High School completed its three-day intramural Scholastic Bowl Wednesday. The schools National Honor Society chapter sponsored the competition. Members of the winning team included junior Dan Swick, senior Scott Noonan, sophomore Karen Shumaker and freshman Tracey Grothouse. Ann Hohman, president of the National Honor Society, conducted the event. The celebrity pizza benefit co-sponsored by Dominos Pizza, 205 W. Second St., and Allen County chapter of American Red Cross netted $292.36 for the Red Cross, said Ron Partin, manager of the Delphos store. Some of the celebrities helping deliver pizzas during the two-day fund-raiser were Mark Fuerst, Edna J. Nolte and Juergen Waldick. The Ottoville Up-To-Date 4-H Club recently sold more than 500 daffodils for the American Cancer Society as a community service project. The club held its second meeting recently at the Ottoville School cafeteria. Officers elected were: president Marie Ruen, vice president Kristy Bockrath, secretary Valerie Devitt, treasurer Cheryl Klima, reporter Brian Hemker and recreation leaders Brenda Bockrath and Don Meyer. 50 Years Ago 1964 Coach Robert Arnzen, head basketball coach at Delphos St. Johns High School, and Coach Bob Guinta, Celina Immaculate Conception High School cage mentor, have been named coaches of the North team for the Ohio North-South all-star game slated for June 27 at Marion-Coliseum. Coach John Ross of Dayton Belmont and Coach Harold Barker of Southeastern will pilot the South team. The Friendship Box Program sponsored by American Junior Red Cross as a classroom activity is underway in Delphos again this year, according to Mrs. William Mullenhour and Mrs. Roger Briggs, co-chairmen of the project. The program is designed to offer schoolchildren the means to express good will and friendship toward other children throughout the world. Ten eighth-graders took their confirmation vows Sunday at the Palm Sunday confirmation service at St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church. Received into communicant membership were Michael Dray, Robert Elling, Kenneth Feathers, Jane Freund, Diane Heidenreich, Carol Kloeppel, Claudia Laman, Christine Raabe, Pamela Schramm and Paul Wreede. 75 Years Ago 1939 The fact that Delphos stores now carry exceptionally fine lines of ladies apparel and mens furnishings was demonstrated Wednesday night when the Girls Athletic Association of Jefferson High School sponsored a spring style revue at the Capitol Theatre. Girls who modeled the styles were Mary Ellen Clark, Caroline Dukes, Vera Rahrig, Alice Moorman, Mary Pollock, Mary Van Autreve, Juanita Pollock, Donnabell Stemen and Delores Gaberdiel. Mrs. Harold Weaver, East Suthoff Street, was hostess to the members of the Christian Aid Society at her home Wednesday afternoon. Opening the meeting was the hymn led by Mrs. Robert Miller. The Lords Prayer was followed by the scripture lesson read by Clara Evick. The meeting was concluded with prayer led by Mrs. Walter Wisher. A large number of local citizens will be in attendance at a meeting of the Delphos City Council Thursday night. The meeting will be an adjourned session to discuss further the plans for keeping Delphos street lights in operation. Council has been having considerable difficulty in finding some means to renew the contract with the Ohio Power Company for furnishing street lights.

FROM THE ARCHIVES

OBITUARIES

Ronald L. Ron Focht


April 17, 1938March 23, 2014 DELPHOS Ronald L. Ron Focht, 75, of rural Delphos died at 12:56 a.m. Sunday at his residence with his family at his side following an extended illness. He was born April 17, 1938, in Lakeview to William Roy and Susie Ann (Cummins) Focht, who preceded him in death. On July 27, 1960, he married Linda Lou Boedicker, who died Jan. 22, 2004. His special friend, Linda Wireman, survives in Spencerville. He is also survived by his daughter, Vicki (Tim) Van Schoyck of rural Delphos; two granddaughters, Allison (Tony) Caudill and Misty Van Schoyck, both of Delphos; three great-granddaughters, Brittany Caudill, Shyanne Caudill and Dakota Caudill, all of Delphos; a great-great-grandson, Noah Looser of Delphos; seven siblings, Robert L. Focht of Spencerville, Elsie Mae Harrington of Wapakoneta, Bill Focht of Spencerville, Eugene Gene (Nancy) Focht of Kansas, Sue Ann Fritz of Oregon, Linda (Dick) of Tennessee and Darlene (Ed) Croft of Michigan; and a brother-in-law, Sam Boedicker of Ottawa. He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Brandi Van Schoyck; and two siblings, Velma Mort and Raymond Jake Focht. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home in Spencerville with Pastor Jim Fletcher officiating. Burial will follow in the Maplewood Cemetery, east of Spencerville. Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, where Masonic Services will be conducted by the Acadia Lodge at 8 p.m. Condolences may be sent to tbayliff@woh.rr.com.

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Joseph A. Deitering Jr. Mark A. Hamilton


April 25, 1937March 23, 2014 FORT JENNINGS Joseph A. Deitering Jr., 76, of Fort Jennings died at 7 a.m. Sunday at his daughters residence in Delphos. He was born April 25, 1937, in Delphos to Joseph A. and Loretta (Murray) Deitering, who preceded him in death. He is survived by his daughter, Kim (Ben) Osting of Delphos; two sisters, Nova (Ralph) Suever of Elida and Mary Ann (Dick) McKinsey of Frankfort, Ind.; one brother, Larry (Diane) Deitering of Delphos; two grandchildren, Kane (Holly) Osting of Delphos and Cole (Allison Baker) of Fort Jennings; two great-grandchildren, Leia and Layne Osting; and special friends and neighbors, Bob and Jeanie. He was preceded in feath by a sister and brother-inlaw, Marlene and Stoney Kill; and a brother, David Deitering. He worked at The Bending Company/Orbitron for 35 years. He attended both St. Joseph Catholic Church in Fort Jennings and Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Ottoville. His passion in life was gardening. He enjoyed giving away his produce to his family, friend and neighbors. He liked fishing and woodworking. He loved to take long walks with his dogs. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Fort Jennings with Father Charles Obinwa officiating. Burial will be at a later date. Visitation will be from 4-6 p.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Fort Jennings. In lieu of flowers or gifts, the family would like all contributions made to St. Joseph Catholic Church in Fort Jennings. To leave online condolences for the family, visit www.harterandschier.com. April 6, 1963March 20, 2014 ELIDA Mark A. Hamilton, 50, of Elida passed away Thursday evening due to injuries from an automobile accident. His Family He was born April 6, 1963, in Lima to Ronald and Eileen (Fischbach) Hamilton, who preceded him in death. On May 14, 1988, he married Laurie (Bockey) Hamilton, who survives in Elida. He is also survived by two sons, Matthew and Kyle Hamilton of Elida; three brothers, Terry (Robin) Hamilton of Delphos, Scott (Lori) Hamilton of Delphos and Tim (JoAnn) Hamilton of Landeck; a sister, Deb Etzkorn of Delphos; nieces and nephews, Amanda, Austin, Rylee, Jana, Griffin, Jacob and Logan Hamilton, Shelby and Brandon Etzkorn, David, Crystal and Melisa Rahrig and Jackie Miller; a brotherin-law, Randy Bockey; two sisters-in-law, Marilyn Rahrig and Diana (Ralph) Edwards; and the ruler of the house, Charger. He was also preceded in death by his father- and mother-in-law, Charles and Mary Lou Bockey; sister-inlaw, Linda (Tony Piecenski) Bockey; and two brothers-inlaw, Gary Bockey and Chuck Bockey. His Legacy Mark was a 1981 graduate of Jefferson High School. He worked for D&D Ingredient Distributors. He was an avid Buckeye fan to the O-H-I-O who enjoyed fishing, boating, spending time at the lake and playing cards. His Farewell Services Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Landeck. A luncheon celebrating Marks life will immediately follow at the VFW Hall, Delphos. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donors choice. Online condolences may be shared at www.strayerfuneralhome.com

The Delphos Herald wants to correct published errors in its news, sports and feature articles. To inform the newsroom of a mistake in published information, call the editorial department at 419-695-0015. Corrections will be published on this page.

CORRECTIONS

A girl was born March 21 to Alisha and Anthony McMichael of Spencerville. A boy was born March 21 to Renee Schroeder and Kevin Keirns of Kalida.

BIRTHS

Kathleen Shaw
RICHWOOD Kathleen Shaw, 69, of Richwood died unexpectedly Saturday at Marion General Hospital. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Kenton with the Rev. Jeffrey Tigyer officiating. Friends may call from 3-7 p.m. Tuesday at the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home, Richwood, where a Rosary Service will be held at 7 p.m.

WEATHER FORECAST Tri-county Associated Press

WEATHER

TODAY: Mostly sunny in the morning. Then partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of snow in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 30s. West winds around 10 mph. TONIGHT: Light snow likely. Not as cold. Lows in the mid 20s. Southwest winds around 5 mph. Chance of snow 70 percent. TUESDAY : Mostly cloudy. Light snow likely in the morning. Then chance of light snow in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 30s. West winds 5 to 15 mph becoming northwest 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Chance of snow 70 percent. TUESDAY NIGHT AND

WEDNESDAY : Mostly clear. Lows 15 to 20. Highs in the mid 30s. WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 20s. THURSDAY : Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of rain showers. Highs in the lower 50s. THURSDAY NIGHT: Cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers. Lows in the lower 40s. FRIDAY: Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers. Highs in the mid 50s. FRIDAY NIGHT: Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain and snow. Lows in the lower 30s. SATURDAY : Mostly cloudy. Highs in the upper 40s.

DRAY, James E., 74, of Delphos, funeral services will be at noon today at Harter and Schier Funeral Home with the Rev. David Howell officiating. Burial will be at Walnut Grove Cemetery with military grave rites by the Delphos Veterans Council. Memorial contributions may be made to Wounded Warriors. To leave online condolences for the family, visit www.harterandschier.com. HEINDEL, Rita M., 74, of Celina, funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in Mercer Memory Gardens, Celina. Friends may call from 10-11 a.m. today at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church. Condolences may be left at hogenkampfh.com.

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TODAY IN HISTORY

Today is Monday, March 24, the 83rd day of 2014. There are 282 days left in the year. Todays Highlight in History: On March 24, 1989, the supertanker Exxon Valdez ran aground on a reef in Alaskas Prince William Sound and began leaking an estimated 11 million gallons of crude oil. On this date: In 1765, Britain enacted the Quartering Act, requiring American colonists to provide temporary housing to British soldiers. In 1832, a mob in Hiram, Ohio, attacked, tarred and feathered Mormon leaders Joseph Smith Jr. and Sidney Rigdon. In 1882, German scientist Robert Koch announced in Berlin that he had discovered the bacillus responsible for tuberculosis. In 1913, New Yorks Palace Theatre, the legendary home of vaudeville, opened on Broadway. In 1934, President Franklin D. Roosevelt

signed a bill granting future independence to the Philippines. In 1939, The Hound of the Baskervilles, the first Sherlock Holmes movie adaptation featuring Basil Rathbone as Sir Arthur Conan Doyles famed detective (and Nigel Bruce as Dr. Watson), premiered at the Roxy Theatre in New York. In 1944, in occupied Rome, the Nazis executed more than 300 civilians in reprisal for an attack by Italian partisans the day before that had killed 32 German soldiers. In 1958, rock-and-roll singer Elvis Presley was inducted into the Army in Memphis, Tenn. In 1964, the racial drama Dutchman by LeRoi Jones (Amiri Baraka) opened in Greenwich Village, N.Y. In 1976, the president of Argentina, Isabel Peron, was deposed by her countrys military. In 1980, one of El Salvadors most respected Roman Catholic Church leaders, Archbishop Oscar Arnulfo Romero, was shot to death by a sniper as he celebrated Mass in San Salvador.

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Flood insurance rates rising for thousands


FINDLAY (AP) The slow-rising waters of the Blanchard River have flooded this northwestern Ohio city so often over the last decade that its residents are rarely caught off-guard. Alongside Kelley McClurkins bakery and deli, a dozen sandbags are stacked and ready. What she wasnt prepared for this year was a huge jump in her flood insurance payments. I about choked at my new figure, she said. About 20,000 property owners in Ohio are among the 1.1 million policyholders nationwide likely to see their federally subsidized flood insurance premiums rise to help rescue the debt-ridden National Flood Insurance Program, according to a review of federal data by The Associated Press. President Barack Obama signed a law Friday putting the brakes on a 2012 overhaul that aimed to shore up the program by requiring policyholders to begin paying risk-based rates, but for many the measure merely delays the premium increases. Homeowners could pay up to 18 percent more annually until switching to a riskbased rate while business owners and those who own vacation homes will see their rates rise 25 percent each year until their premiums reach rates matching what building elevation surveys indicate is the true risk of flooding. Findlay has about 800 property owners likely to see higher rates, the most of any city in Ohio. Other cities with more than 200 affected home and business owners include Lancaster, Athens, Columbus, Fairborn, Cincinnati, Newark, Kettering, West Carrollton, Marietta and Toledo. Some of those who will see their rates rise live in places like Findlay where flooding is a constant worry, while many others will pay more despite living in cities where there have been very few damaging floods since the program began in the late 1970s. Its a hard piece to swallow, said McClurkin, who has owned the Bread Kneads bakery in Findlay for 13 years. Her bakery, which sits near a creek that flows into the Blanchard River, has been surrounded by water several times but flooded just once in 2007 when the worst flooding in nearly a century left behind $100 million in damage. It ruined McClurkins ovens, display cabinets and walk-in coolers. This years 25 percent increase will cost her a couple thousand dollars. Its an unexpected cost that means she wont be able to put more money into the business or pass along a little more to her employees, she said. No one is sure how high flood insurance rates will go, but the concern is that they could skyrocket so much that some houses are no longer affordable. The worst case scenario is

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Cincinnati program trains Air Force war doctors, nurses


CINCINNATI (AP) The soldier on the military cargo plane struggles to breathe. He developed pneumonia while serving in Afghanistan and needs medicine now, but the pump to deliver it wont work properly. I cant believe Im still messing around with this pump, the nurse says, speaking on a headset because the threeperson crew is surrounded by the constant roar of the jet engines even as she struggles with the thin air at 30,000 feet. But those engines arent real. The plane is a simulation center deep inside the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, the pump failure orchestrated from a control room next door. The patient is a mannequin. The whole thing, in fact, is a training exercise, with those in the control room recording every word and reaction. There are communication issues for sure, Air Force Maj. Daniel Cox says after the training exercise is done. (The doctor) has got to be more vocal. The cadre, 17 Air Force trainers housed here at UC, is charged with developing a new generation of war doctors, nurses and respiratory therapists. UC is one of three training sites for Air Force doctors, including those in the National Guard and Reserves, about to be deployed to Afghanistan or other active theater. Once deployed, the doctors, nurses and respiratory therapists will treat injured service members being flown to other sites in theater or to an American military hospital in Germany. Most have backgrounds in critical care, but they often havent seen the range of injuries common in Americas 21st century wars: blast injuries, amputations, multi-trauma head injuries. It can be a difficult transition, said Lt. Col. Elena Schlenker, deputy director of the training program, called C-Stars, or Center for Sustainment of Trauma and Readiness Skills. Even for doctors and nurses active in the military, the stress, confined space and oxygen-deprived conditions in transport planes can be overwhelming, UC surgery professor Richard Branson said. The experiments hone in on how altitude affects not only the patients, but the caregivers and their equipment as well. There are all kinds of rules for pilots, he said. How often can they fly? How far can they fly? But there are no rules for the people in the back of the aircraft.

Crews repairing pipeline that leaked oil


CINCINNATI (AP) Repairs have begun on a pipeline that leaked more than 10,000 gallons of crude oil into a suburban nature preserve. Officials said Sunday that repairs approved by the U.S. Department of Transportation are underway on the pipeline that leaked in the Oak Glen Nature Preserve in suburban Cincinnati. A Colerain Township fire department release says more than 31,000 gallons of combined water and oil have been recovered in cleanup of the contaminated area. The leak discovered March 17 came from a 5-inch crack in the pipeline. Federal investigators are trying to determine what caused the crack. The oil leaked into an intermittent stream and an acre-sized marshy area in the preserve Officials say no problems have been found with air quality or water wells in the area.

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that some premiums would end up equaling a mortgage payment, said Todd Richard, the flood plain administrator in Findlay. You can imagine what the impact would have on the marketability of that home, he said. Dozens of homeowners in the city hoping to avoid the huge hikes had their properties surveyed, and some were eventually removed from the flood plain, Richard said. Ken Lewis, whose grandson owns a house along a creek swollen with melted snow and late-winter rains, said theyre not sure yet whether hell pay more or less for flood insurance after they had the home surveyed. Theyve spent a lot of time and money renovating the house, including moving the water heater out of the floodprone basement. Now they hope the potential for higher insurance premiums doesnt GARRETTSVILLE (AP) The age of several buildings pull down the homes value. leveled by a fire in the downtown area of a northeastern Ohio With the upgrades weve village may have contributed to the fast spread of the fire, the done, we dont know if it will villages fire chief said Sunday. pay off, Lewis said. Chief Jeff Kaiser of Garrettsvilles fire department said two firefighters suffered smoke inhalation, but werent seriously injured in the blaze that swept through a historic downtown block on Saturday afternoon, The Plain Dealer in Cleveland reported. Police said the first call about the blaze came in shortly after The training is part of UCs Institute 1 p.m. Saturday, saying, Main Street is on fire, the Akron of Military Medicine. Beacon Journal reported. More than 30 fire departments were Its one of dozens of centers and dispatched to the town of about 2,200 residents. institutes at the regions largest univerA total of 13 businesses in four buildings were affected by sity, built around specialties that can lure the fire. Three of the four buildings were made of wood and researchers, produce federal contracts were built in the 1800s, before modern fire codes, Kaiser said and create revenue. Sunday. Air Force training has become a The Portage county fire investigation unit and state fire staple there, including a slew of recent marshals office are investigating to determine the cause of contracts that total more than $1 million. the blaze. Those are extensions of $24 million in A barbershop, several novelty shops and a food pantry were contracts signed in 2010, all dealing among the businesses lost, according to Mayor Rick Patrick, with air medical evacuation. who said there were people in most of the businesses when the UC has a database of more than 5,000 fire broke out. missions flown during the wars in Iraq Were very fortunate everyone got out OK, Patrick said. and Afghanistan and plans to examine Kaiser said it could be several weeks before authorities can treatments and complications. determine the dollar amount of the damage. C-Stars is only one part of the Institute Kim DelTorto, owner of the Chic & Shabby Resale Shop of Military Medicine, with the Air Force that was destroyed, said four people were in her store when paying most of the $4 million-plus the someone ran inside to say the block was on fire. institute collects in research money. She said she spent a couple of years restoring the store built Surgery professor Timothy Pritts, for in the 1800s and loved that it had its original tin ceiling. example, is researching the effects of I keep thinking about that ceiling, DelTorto told the freezing red blood cells for long trans- Beacon Journal. Its gone. port trips, as well as investigating how Local high school math teacher Dave Opfer, said he knew to resuscitate patients before transport- several of the business owners affected by the fire. ing them. Everybody kind of knows everybody here, he said. Well Another study involves saline solu- all pull together and rebuild. tions, trying to find the lowest level that Messages from The Associated Press seeking additional can keep an injured soldier alive through comment from police and fire officials on Sunday werent the transport. immediately returned.

Old buildings may have speeded spread of fire

VAN WERT The YWCA of Van Wert County will host the third annual Meals & Heels luncheon in celebration of Womens History Month. The event will take place at noon Friday at the YWCA. Enjoy lunch with the ladies while the YWCA recognizes women as Builders of Communities. During the luncheon, Judge Jill Leatherman will be honored for her achievements and contributions made Leatherman to the Van Wert County area. Meals & Heels is an event designed to inspire, empower and just a way to have fun with friends. With a $10 donation each attendee will enjoy a delicious lunch prepared by the YWCA and will have a chance to win a prize. All proceeds go to support the YWCA Transitional Living Program for the homeless. Please register by Tuesday by calling the YWCA at 419238-6639 and dont forget the heels! The YWCA is a United Way- and Van Wert County Foundation-funded agency.

Animal gas chamber publicly demolished


MEDINA (AP) About 30 people helped demolish a northern Ohio animal shelters gas chamber that was used to kill hundreds of stray cats annually before it was phased out amid public pressure. The gas chamber was demolished in a public event Saturday in the parking lot of the Medina County Animal Shelter The Plain Dealer in Cleveland reported. The society had invited people to take a sledge hammer to the gas chamber in exchange for a donation to the society. Norma Houk, 84, of Seville, brought her own small sledgehammer and gave the chamber a couple whacks. I have asthma and know what it feels like to not be able to get enough air, she said tearfully. I can imagine what the animals went through. The debate over the fate of the carbonmonoxide chamber began after county commissioners voted unanimously in November to stop accepting cats at the county kennel, effectively ending the chambers use. The county stopped killing dogs in the chamber several years ago because of public opposition. The county gave the chamber to the animal rights group after an anonymous resident offered to donate $10,000 to the groups cat program if the chamber was destroyed.

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NEW YORK (AP) To go with Twilight and The Hunger Games, Lionsgate now has a trio of young-adult franchises with the box-office leading Divergent. The teen science-fiction thriller starring Shailene Woodley debuted with $56 million over the weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday. The opening, while less than some anticipated, launches Lionsgates third franchise built on young-adult best-sellers. With an audience 59 percent female and half under the age of 25, Divergent lured young moviegoers with dystopian drama and an upcoming star. Divergent, though, fell well short of its forerunners: Twilight opened with $69.6 million in 2008, and The Hunger Games began with $152.5 million in 2012. Richie Fay, president of domestic distribution for Lionsgate, called it a great beginning for another franchise for the company. A sequel is already in the works. The key to the success of these franchises is finding the difference and marketing it, said Fay. Its not easy. And I think were doing it better than anyone else right now, frankly. In the rush to adapt popular young-adult fiction, Lionsgate has succeeded where many others have floundered. Divergent, made with a budget of $85 million from Veronica Roths best-sellers, follows less stellar results from youth-focused films like The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, Vampire Academy and Beautiful Creatures. Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst for box-office tracker Rentrak, calls the Divergent debut a three-peat for Lionsgate in a challenging genre that defies cookie-cutter, assembly line development. They make it look easy, says Dergarabedian. Youre chasing probably the most fickle audience in the world. They can change their minds on whats cool in the blink of an eye. Disneys Muppets sequel Muppets Most Wanted, with Ricky Gervais and Tina Fey, fared poorly, earning just $16.5 million over the weekend. The Muppets, opened notably better with $29.2 million in 2011, benefiting from the high-profile reboot starring and co-written by Jason Segal. Dave Hollis, head of distribution for Disney, acknowledged the result was disappointing and somewhat head-scratching considering advance tracking had suggested Muppets Most Wanted would draw bigger crowds. There certainly was something in the last Muppets not having anything available for fans for a while that satisfied pent up demand that we didnt have the benefit of this time around, Hollis said. The family film market was also more competitive than expected, as 20th Century Foxs animated Mr. Peabody and Sherman has held better than anticipated. In its third week of release, the film tops at the box office last weekend slid to third with $11.7 million. Studios often seek out late March release dates for family-friendly movies to benefit from spring break vacations. So Muppets Most Wanted, made for $50 million, could still eke out more at the box office. The surprise of the weekend was the strong performance of the independently released Gods Not Dead, made to appeal specifically to faith-based audiences. It came in fifth with $8.6 million, despite playing on just 780 screens. The performance of Gods Not Dead further proves the strong faith-based market for movies, one historically underserved before the runaway success of Mel Gibsons The Passion of the Christ. Next week, Paramount Pictures Noah, directed by Darren Aronofsky and starring Russell Crowe, will attempt to cross over to mainstream audiences with a Bible tale. Opening early in Mexico and South Korean, Noah got off to a strong start overseas, earning $14 million. Expanding from 66 to 304 screens, Wes Andersons European caper The Grand Budapest Hotel continued to pack theaters in limited release. It earned $6.5 million in its third week of release, with further expansion planned. And though the crowd-funding of the big-screen edition of cult TV show Veronica Mars drew much publicity for its successful Kickstarter campaign, the movie has proved only of interest to devoted fans. On 347 screens, it made just $144,000 for Warner Bros., bringing its two-week total to $2.9 million. Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Rentrak. Where available, latest international numbers are also included. Final domestic figures will be released today. 1. Divergent, $56 million. 2. Muppets Most Wanted, $16.5 million ($1.5 million international). 3. Mr. Peabody and Sherman, $11.7 million ($11.4 million international). 4. 300: Rise of an Empire, $8.7 million ($21 million international). 5. Gods Not Dead, $8.6 million. 6. Need for Speed, $7.8 million ($29.2 million international). 7. Grand Budapest Hotel, $7 million ($9.6 million international). 8. Non-Stop, $6.3 million ($14 million international). 9. The Lego Movie, $4.1 million ($4.5 million international). 10. The Single Moms Club, $3.1 million. Estimated weekend ticket sales Friday through Sunday at international theaters (excluding the U.S. and Canada) for films distributed overseas by Hollywood studios, according to Rentrak: 1. Need for Speed, $29.2 million. 2. 300: Rise of an Empire, $21 million. 3. Noah, $14 million. 4. Mr. Peabody & Sherman, $11.4 million. 5. Rio 2, $10.4 million. 6. Non-Stop, $10 million. 7. The Grand Budapest Hotel, $9.6 million. 8. Frozen, $9 million. 9. Fighting, $6.6 million. 10. Black Coal, Thin Ice, $6.5 million.

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Engagement

David and Janet Newman of Troy announce the engagement of their daughter, Alison Hannah, to Andrew Tod Bailey, son of Mary Ann Bailey of Delphos and Mr. and Mrs. Tod Bailey of Elida. The couple will exchange vows May 24 at First United Church of Christ in Troy. A reception will be held at the Fort Piqua Plaza. The bride-elect received her undergraduate at Ohio University and her graduate degree at Kent State University. She is a licensed audiologist at Hillcrest Hearing and Balance Center, a division of Southwest Ohio ENT, Dayton. Her fiance is an Ohio University graduate and an engineer at F&P America Manufacturing, Inc., Troy.

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Tractor collection extension of Ohio mans family

Dear Annie: Thirty-two not family. Two of my sisyears ago, my ex left me ters have been divorced. I for another woman. He was asked whether they would verbally abusive and deni- like it if I invited their grated the children and me ex-husbands to my family every chance he had. People events. They assured me CANTON (AP) The tractors in the collection of Dave collect the machines. The number is dwindling. Huggins of Canton Township arent just pieces of lawn and farm Youve got to have the know-how to work on them. Youve did not realize what I went they will stop. My mothers birthday is equipment. Theyre like parts of his family. got to be willing to spend the time and money to restore them, through during my marUsing his collection as a gauge, Huggins has a massive family explained Tabellion, who collects and maintains John Deere trac- riage. I remarried 23 years coming up, and my husband more than 100 small yard and larger agricultural models, which tors. You can buy something already done, but youll have to ago, and the children are and I have decided to go to now grown adults. I have the party at a restaurant. If he purchased so he and his sons could work on them together. invest more. I wanted something, a hobby, so they could learn mechanics, Although he owns six or eight full-sized farm tractors, no contact with my ex at all my ex shows up, we will said Huggins, with a smile. Its worked out. Huggins and his family collect mostly machines of the lawn and unless it involves a major leave. Am I wrong not to Both of his sons, Greg and Mike, as well as six grandchildren garden variety. Theyre less expensive, easier to work on, and take event for our kids, such as a want to see him anymore? Jakob, John, Brandon, Walker, Kylie and Hannah have less space to store in the structure behind his workshop. Why do my siblings do graduation or wedding. enthusiastically become involved in the hobby. Huggins wife, Retired from driving trucks for Superior Dairy, Huggins also Heres the problem: In the this? Hurt Feelings Karen, also goes to shows with the family. repairs yard tractors in the shop behind his home. Dear Hurt: Its possible past three years, my sisters Usually, collecting tractors is the kind of thing that skips a genI service them and get them ready for the summer, said have begun asking my ex your siblings do this because eration, said John Tabellion, president of the Stark Antique Power Huggins, so I have extra money to purchase my own. and his new wife (that same they think your children Association, a group of collectors and tractor pull enthusiasts that The first tractor he bought the machine with which his col- Other Woman) to our fam- would like it. Ask. But when Huggins led for more than a decade. With Dave, his kids were lection started was a David Bradley 725 Suburban, which he ily get-togeththey include your involved and now I think his grandkids are even more interested. obtained from one of his fathers neighbors. ex, they are sayers, including The 62-year-old Huggins learned the mechanical knowledge We got a lot of the rest of them because they knew I restored bridal showers ing they prefer he is passing on from his father, Jack Huggins, who lived in them and didnt sell them, said Huggins, who explained that and my nephhis company to Bethlehem Township until his death in 2004. garden tractor owners are sort of close to the machines on which ews wedding. yours, which We were close, said Huggins, who said that his fathers 1965 theyve spent so much peaceful backyard time. They were happy In turn, my ex we agree is terMcCormick Farmall 706 tractor now is a part of his collection. because they knew they were going to a collector. ribly hurtful, not has invited my I didnt want it to leave the family, so after he died I bought Most of the tractors in his collection are David Bradley or Allis- siblings to their only to you, but it from the estate, and we repainted it, said Huggins, who noted Chalmers, said Huggins. Other family members own several of family gatherto your mother, that he annually gives out Stark Antique Power Association tractor- the tractors, including his son, Mike, who is 39 now and has been ings, including and you should pulling trophies in his dads name. He liked antique tractors, so I working on old tractors since he was a teenager. let them know. holiday celebrathought it would be appropriate. While the senior Huggins enjoys completing a tractor project, tions. Regardless, they The majority of the Power Associations 200 members are seeing a tractor come to life, the younger Huggins enjoys the get to invite My husband pulling members, joining the group so they can enter the tractor restoration process. I like looking for parts the hunt of it all, and I cannot whomever they pull events that it organizes. Less than two dozen of the members he said. Ive always liked working on stuff. choose, and understand Annies Mailbox you get to decide why my siblings whether or not to would invite my ex and his wife to fam- attend. Dear Annie: For us older ily events after all these years. Because of this, we folks looking into senior have not attended any fam- homes, theres a major gap. ily gatherings, which hurts Weve found that while nursmy 84-year-old mother. I ing homes get state overhave explained to her why sight, senior residences usuwe dont show up when we ally are exempt from such suspect my ex will be pres- scrutiny. However, since ent. 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TODAY 9 a.m. to 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 The Lima Beane Chorus will present the 66th annual Barbershop Harmony Show in two performances at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on 11:30 a.m. Mealsite April 5 at the Lima Veterans Memorial Civic & Convention Center in Lima. The chorus will be joined by Common Core, the 2013 at Delphos Senior Citizen JAD Quartet Champions and 2013 Intl Quartet Semifinalists; and the comedy quartet of Buckeye Blend. Tickets cost $15 and Center, 301 Suthoff St. are available at the civic center box office. (Submitted photo) 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. Information submitted Carol Schortgen, Jan Jones and file sheets to Research Chair Karen Charlotte Ellis. Second St. Cheryl Kuhlman each won $25 gift Okuley. A summer trip is planned for June 7:30 p.m. Elida village Members of Beta Eta Chapter of certificates to Walmart. The Alpha Delta State conven- 11 to Window Creations. council meets at the town hall. The Delta Kappa Gamma Society The Chapter is celebrating its 75th tion is set for April 4-6 in Columbus. Charlotte Ellis shared a Lenten International met and heard author Fr. anniversary each meeting in 2014 and President Wehri is looking for pro- meditation, President Wehri thanked WEDNESDAY Mark Hoying, C.PP.S., and illustrator has planned give-aways worth at least gram books from chapter years 1990- the committee for its work and the 9 a.m. - noon Putnam Marlene Kahle talk about their recent $75 for anniversary events. Pens with 92 and 1993-97 which had loose-leaf meeting concluded with song. County Museum is open, 202 publication I Believe in Living cases made by member Marsha Reth pages. Also missing are red-covered The next Beta Eta meeting will E. Main St. Kalida. Stones at Kalida Country Acres Golf were given to members along with program books from 2010-12. be held at the Ottawa Presbyterian 11:30 a.m. Mealsite Course on March 8. a commemorative booklet complied Under new business, the election Church on April 12 when Carol at Delphos Senior Citizen Gods stories happen for Fr. and made by President Diana Wehri of officers for 2014-16 was held. Wise presents Hats Off to History. Center, 301 Suthoff St. Mark all the time and he hopes and Co-Vice Presidents Marcia Serving that term are Co-Presidents Members are welcomed to wear their Noon Rotary Club that people can see God in their Barnhart and Nancy Kaufman. Marcia Barnhart and Nancy Kaufman, hats and gloves. meets at The Grind. lives. Marlene relied on her art A 50/50 drawing was also held First Vice President Cynthy Kleman, The Delta Kappa Gamma Society 6 p.m. Shepherds of background and her family to serve and Kathie Roof was the winner. The Second Vice President Tammy International promotes professional Christ Associates meet in the as models for her illustrations. She chapter members and guests enjoyed Schroeder and Recording Secretary and personal growth of women eduSt. Johns Chapel. prayed for help before beginning lunch. Mary Recker. Also serving during cators and excellence in education. 7 p.m. Bingo at St. her drawings. Both told about learnDuring the business portion of the two-year term are Treasurer Beta Eta Chapter includes teachers Johns Little Theatre. ing the publication process. They the meeting, the treasurers report Deb Hornyak, Historian Helen from Paulding, Putnam and Van Wert are presently working on a second and correspondence were shared. Devitt, Corresponding Secretary counties. THURSDAY collaboration. Members need to return their pro- Joan Schroeder and Parliamentarian 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.

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FRIDAY 7:30 a.m. Delphos Optimist Club, A&W DriveIn, 924 E. Fifth St. 11:30 a.m. Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff St. 1-4 p.m. Interfaith Thrift Store is open for shopping. SATURDAY 9 a.m.-noon Interfaith Thrift Store is open for shopping. St. Vincent dePaul Society, located at the east edge of the St. Johns High School parking lot, is open. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Delphos Postal Museum is open. 12:15 p.m. Testing of warning sirens by Delphos Fire and Rescue. 1-3 p.m. 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. MONDAY 11:30 a.m. Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff St. 6:30 p.m. Shelter from the Storm support group meets in the Delphos Public Library basement. TUESDAY 11:30 a.m. Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff Street. 7 p.m. Delphos Coon and Sportsmans Club meets. 7:30 p.m. Alcoholics Anonymous, First Presbyterian Church, 310 W. Second St.

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The Van Wert Historical Society will welcome Judy Fischer, a retired teacher from Delphos, for her presentation Vietnam Today at 2 p.m. March 30 in the societys annex. Vietnam Today is based on a need to find answers. Fischer, her brother and husband, Vern, traveled to Vietnam in 2012. Their trip was the result of the need to explore the geography, people and culture of a country that played a paramount role in their early adult years. All three experienced the war from different perspectives. Judys brother lost two close friends in the war. Vern was serving in the military at the time but did not serve a Vietnam tour. Judy was a college student at BGSU, experiencing the protests and demonstrations. Together these three travelers took at tour of the country trying to make sense of the conflict and experience its impact on the country. Fischer has a bachelors degree from BGSU and a masters from the University of Dayton.

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Knights cap off Unbeaten Wichita State perfect season with 1st State cage title falls to Kentucky, 78-76
BY JOHN PARENT Times Bulletin Sports Editor news@delphosherald.com COLUMBUS Crestview head coach Jeremy Best must give one heck of a halftime speech. For the second time in as many games, the Knights came out of intermission firing on all cylinders. Crestview used an 18-0 run to start the third quarter to turn a threepoint halftime margin into a 71-44 rout in Saturdays Division IV state championship game, defeating Louisville St. Thomas Aquinas. Thats a pretty unique run. An 18-0 run is good stuff, Best acknowledged after the game. We can be explosive. Once we start getting some turnovers and some run-outs, thats when were pretty good. It is the first state championship for the storied Knights boys basketball program. The last one (halftime speech) was pretty tough to top, senior guard Cam Etzler said of the talking-to that Best gave the team on Saturday. He just really stressed being tough. They (Aquinas) were being tougher than us, flat-out. After a fiery locker room talk on Thursday, Best said this one had a different tone. I was very calm today, he noted. We talked about just a mentality, a toughness. We wanted to take better care of the basketball. We keep it simple and thats really what it came down to. As they have all year long, the Knights used their defense to ignite the rally. Etzler came up with a steal at mid-court and found sophomore Connor Lautzenheiser on the wing for a transition 3-pointer that gave Crestview a 29-23 lead. On the next Aquinas possession, Tyson Bolenbaugh rejected a shot on defense, then scored in the low post at the other end. The transition game, thats what got us going, said senior wing Damian Helm, who had a game-high 20 points on the afternoon. We got our stops, secured the rebounds and then we just converted on the other end. That was big for us to get those easy buckets out in transition. After another Aquinas turnover, it was Lautzenheiser draining another three and suddenly, the Knights led by 11. Helm later added a three and a pair of Bolenbaugh baskets pushed Crestviews margin to 44-23 before Aquinas finally got on the board for the first time in the quarter. It was just our defense, Helm said of the game-changing run. It didnt really hit me until they took that timeout when we were up 19 and I was just like whoa. We were doing some good things out there. Aquinas was 0-for-5 in the quarter and had seven turnovers before getting that first field goal with 2:43 to play in the period. For the Crestview defense, it was a stark contrast to the efficiency they allowed Aquinas in the first half. The black-and-gold Knights made seven of their first 11 shots in the game, including each of their first four from downtown. Aquinas finished the first half at 9-for-18 (50 percent) overall but Crestview held them to 6-for-20 (30 percent) after halftime. I think it all came down to the defensive end, Etzler added. We really buckled down and got some turnovers. That started our offense. Bolenbaugh scored eight points in the third, a part of a 20-3 margin for Crestview in the quarter. The Knights used a 15-4 third period to take control of the state semi-final game versus TriVillage on Thursday night. When we were able to get some shots and handle their pressure, we were able to get some layups, we got some kick-outs for threes. We were able to get in transition a little bit, Best continued. When you knock shots down, that helps the cause. Crestview took a 48-28 advantage into the final period, and the lead never got smaller than 20. Junior guard Preston Zaleski scored on back-to-back possessions, a part of his 5-for-6 effort from the floor. Then, after an Aquinas free throw, Helm scored the next seven consecutive points, the last of which came on a fast-break-turned-3point-play with 3:37 to go that erased any possibility of an Aquinas comeback. Man, Crestview is a good team, said Aquinas coach Matt Hackenberg. They really Dd it up and made it hard for us to get good looks. The Knights took an early 7-2 lead on Saturday, with Lautzenheiser scoring five points in the opening two minutes of action. The speed of Aquinas gave the Knights some trouble, as Crestview coughed up an uncharacteristically-high 11 first-half turnovers. In the first half, I thought we got out to a pretty decent start and did what we wanted to do, and then that tide shifted a little bit, Best noted. Those miscues, combined with the hot Aquinas shooting, had the team from Louisville on the verge of taking a lead late in the second quarter, when Division IV co-Player of the Year Austin Hill misfired on a 3-pointer that would have put Aquinas on top. At that time, Im thinking dont go in, please, or the momentum continues to shift their way, Best added. You dont know how the course of a game is going to go. We werent real sure of the matchups with this team; we knew they were very guard-dominant, very pesky on the defensive end and ran their five-wide offense. When we make up our minds that we want to take away what they want to do and this team has done it all year on the defensive end we feed off of that. Hill averaged more than 17 points per game coming into the contest but the Crestview defense, with Helm drawing the man-to-man assignment, limited Hill to six points on 3-for-6 from the field. We knew their offense mainly ran through three guys and (Hill) was one of them. Coach emphasized just not giving any help off of him, Helm explained. He can fill it up. I knew my teammates were going to get good ball pressure and just take care of business, and I just had to do my job. Everyone was doing their job. Everyone had their part in today game and that was just mine: just staying close to (Hill) and not letting him get rolling. Helm paced the Knights with 20 points, coming on 6-of-12 shooting (3-for-5 3-point field goals) while Bolenbaugh added 15 points and eight rebounds. Coach talked about it, he said we might have an advantage inside, so we tried to attack it, Bolenbaugh noted. All credit to my teammates, they get it in to me a lot. I just went with the flow of the game and tried to put it into the basket. Lautzenheiser shot 4-for-6 from the field for his 11 points with Zaleski adding 10. Etzler contributed five points, four assists and three steals in the victory. I just tried to go out there, enjoy the moment, and have fun, Helm added. Im just thankful the shots fell tonight. Its just great to know that we went out victorious in our last game.
Score by quarters Crestview 15 11 20 25- 71 Aquinas 9 14 3 18- 44 Crestview (71) Preston Zaleski 10, Cam Etzler 5, Connor Lautzenheiser 11, Damian Helm 20, Tyson Bolenbaugh 18, Cody Meffered 2, Luke Gibson 2, Brock Rolsten 1, Isaiah Simerman 2, Mitchell Rickard 0, Cain Lautzenheiser 0, Nate Owens 0, Eli Jones 0, Braden Van Cleave 0, Aquinas (44) Daniel Piero 5, Sam Pusateri 9, Anthony Moeglin 10, Jacob Paul 5, Austin Hill 6, Pete Ruthe 2, Gino Pellegrene 2, Jimmy Donnelly 2, Frank DiMarzio 3, Logan Newman 0

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Every rallies for 1st tour win at Bay Hill


Associated Press ORLANDO, Fla. Matt Every is finally a winner on the PGA Tour and hes still not sure how it happened. He was nine shots behind Masters champion Adam Scott going into the weekend at Bay Hill. He was still four back of the Australian he referred to as a stud going into the final round Sunday at the Arnold Palmer Invitational. Every figured even par over the last three holes would do the trick. He made two bogeys. Even after a hearty handshake from the tournament host and a shiny trophy an arms length away from, Every summed up this wild day with just the right words. I I I cant believe I won, he said. I just I really cant. The tee shot that he feared might be out-ofbounds on No. 9 somehow bounced along a cart path and led to an unlikely birdie. He surged to a 3-shot lead when Scotts touch with the putter vanished. Even with two bogeys on the last three holes he missed a 4-foot par putt on the 18th Every still closed with a 2-under 70. The last bogey made him sweat out the finish. Keegan Bradley, who birdied the 16th and 17th holes, had a 30-foot birdie putt on the 18th that would have forced a playoff. It was similar to the putt Tiger Woods has made so often to win at Bay Hill. Bradleys putt stayed left of the hole, and he finished one shot behind. Every finished at 13-under 275, one shot ahead of Bradley, who needed two late birdies for a 72. Scott was third. In his 92nd start as a pro on the PGA Tour, Every finally won at just the right time and just the right place. The 30-year-old who grew up 90 minutes away in Daytona Beach used to come to Bay Hill as a kid to watch the tournament. And he beat the Masters champion to earn his own spot in the Masters next month. Being close to winning out here, it can be kind of discouraging because if you dont win, you just wonder if its ever going to happen, Every explained. And sometimes you tell yourself, Well, maybe its meant to be somewhere else, somewhere better. I dont see how it could get much better than this being so close to where I grew up and all the fans out there that were cheering me on. It was awesome. It was a nightmare for Scott. He shattered the Bay Hill record by taking a seven-shot lead after 36 holes and still led by three shots over Bradley going into Sunday. His putting stroke betrayed him. Scott made only five bogeys over 54 holes. He made five on Sunday alone. And he didnt make a birdie over the last 14 holes for a 76. Im annoyed that I didnt do better today, Scott said. Sometimes youve got to be hard on yourself. Sometimes you dont. And I think I was getting into a really good spot, and an opportunity here to run away with an event and really take a lot of confidence. Im taking confidence anyway, from just some good play. But some opportunities youve got to take. Cocky by nature, Every choked back tears when he realized he had won. Its hard, he added, stopping to compose himself. Its tough, man. You just never know if its going to happen. You get there so many times. Its nice to get it done. He made it hard on himself. Every had a 3-shot lead on the par-5 16th hole the easiest at Bay Hill when he drove into the woods, hit a tree trying to pitch out, laid up short of the water to play it safe and had to grind out a bogey. Scott, playing in the final group behind him, drilled 6-iron to 20 feet for an eagle putt that would have tied him for the lead. He three-putted for par. It was the second time in six tournaments that Scott lost a big lead on the last day. He had a 4-shot advantage in the Australian Open and lost on the final hole to Rory McIlroy. This time, he didnt even have a realistic chance playing the 18th.

ST. LOUIS Wichita State coach Gregg Marshall walked slowly through the line for post-game handshakes, congratulating every player from Kentucky on advancing to the Sweet 16. When he shook hands with John Calipari, the Wildcats coach whispered, Marvelous season. Marvelous, indeed. Just not quite perfect. The top-seeded Shockers were finally beaten by a team stocked with NBA prospects, the end coming when Fred VanVleets 3-pointer bounced harmlessly off the rim and the buzzer sounded on a 78-76 loss to the Wildcats in the third round of the NCAA tournament. Cleanthony Early scored 31 points and Ron Baker had 20 for the Shockers (35-1), who hadnt lost since last years Final Four while taking an entire city and state on quite a ride. It really has been a magic-carpet ride and to have it end, its something that were going to have to get used to, Marshall said with a drained voice, but I still think in retrospect, well still look back on it and be so proud. Andrew Harrison had 20 points, Aaron Harrison had 19 and Julius Randle contributed 13 points and 10 rebounds for the No. 8 seed Wildcats (26-10), who advanced to face Louisville on Friday in the Midwest Regional semifinals, at long last playing like the preseason No. 1 team in the country. Ive been doing this so long. Ive been in wars, Calipari said. You all understand this was an Elite Eight game. The winner of this should have gone to the Final Four. The game matched the bluest of the blue-bloods, the most successful program in Division I history with eight national championships, against a gritty bunch of upstarts from Wichita State that was trying to become the first team to finish off a perfect season since Indiana in 1976. The game went back and forth the entire way, Kentucky finally taking a 73-71 lead when James Young knocked down a 3-pointer with less than 2 minutes to go. Early answered with a basket for Wichita State and Andrew Harrison made two free throws for Kentucky. Baker banked in a 3 for the Shockers and Randle made two more foul shots for the Wildcats. Both teams were making plays, Marshall added. Back and forth, back and

forth. Earlys two free throws with 9.8 seconds left got the Shockers within 77-76 and they got their chance to add another chapter to their miraculous story when Andrew Harrison made the second of two free throws and Early pulled down the rebound. VanVleet raced up court and called timeout with 3.2 seconds left. Marshall drew up a play that had Tekele Cotton inbounding the ball to VanVleet; after a couple dribbles, he took a shot from the top of the key. But it was wide the entire way, clanking off the rim and sending the Wildcats pouring onto the court to celebrate. We just felt so good beating a great team, said Andrew Harrison, who considered sitting the game out after hurting his elbow in a second-round win over Kansas State. The Midwest Regional showdown came after an entertaining undercard matchup that saw Stanford knock off Kansas and it lived up to every expectation. Kentucky was successful early using its superior size, not only in the paint but also on the perimeter, where the 6-6 Harrison twins dwarfed the 5-11 VanVleet. But after the Wildcats took a 19-15 lead midway through the half, Wichita State ramped up its trademark defense, forcing a series of turnovers and getting right back in the game. VanVleet was the catalyst. On one sequence late in the half, he stripped Aaron Harrison and hit Early in transition; he was fouled slamming over 7-foot Willie CauleyStein. Early made the free throw as the Shockers built a 37-31 lead at the half. I just feel like Im always there when my team needs me, said Early, the breakout star of the Shockers Final Four run a year ago. We feed off each other in positive ways. Early hit another 3-pointer right out of the locker room to match the Shockers biggest lead at 40-31. But VanVleet picked up his third foul moments later and Kentucky took advantage of the Shockers missing their floor general by gradually pulling ahead. I would have liked to have been a little more aggressive, VanVleet added. We had to switch some matchups at the end because of my foul trouble. Its hard to play like that. The game remained a back-and-forth prizefight the rest of the way, neither team

leading by more than five, each answering the other with clutch 3-pointers and pressurefilled free throws. It only made sense that the game would come down to the final possession. Youre going to go through some humps in your life, kind of like this one. Its tough to see us go out like this, Baker added. At the end of the day, someones got to go home.

TENNESSEE 83, MERCER 63 RALEIGH, N.C. Jarnell Stokes had 17 points and a careerhigh-tying 18 rebounds,and Tennessee denied Mercer a second straight upset in the NCAA tournament. Josh Richardson had a career-high 26 points and Antonio Barton added 18 for the 11th-seeded Vols (24-12), who outrebounded Mercer 41-19 and kept the Southeastern Conference perfect in the tournament. They joined Florida and Kentucky in the round of 16 the first time three SEC teams made it that far since 2007. Tennessee will face second-seeded Michigan (278) in a Midwest Regional semifinal Friday night in Indianapolis. Langston Hall had 15 points to lead the 14th-seeded Bears (27-9), who beat Duke in the signature upset of the tournament but couldnt answer Tennessees size. EAST REGIONAL IOWA ST. 85, NORTH CAROLINA 83 SAN ANTONIO DeAndre Kane drove for the game-winning layup with 1.6 seconds left and No. 3 seed Iowa State advanced to the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2000. The Cyclones (28-7) head to Madison Square Garden next week to face No. 7 seed Connecticut in the East Regional semifinals. The Tar Heels (24-10) are gone in the NCAA tournaments opening weekend for the first time in consecutive seasons under coach Roy Williams. North Carolinas Nate Britt raced the ball up court after Kanes basket but time expired before he could reach halfcourt and call a timeout. Officials huddled for several minutes reviewing clock replays before ruling the game was over. Marcus Paige led the Tar Heels with 19 points. SOUTH REGIONAL STANFORD 60, KANSAS 57 Dwight Powell had 15 points and seven rebounds and No. 10 seed Stanford wrapped up its second straight upset at the free-throw line. Chasson Randle added 13 points, six steals and four assists for the Cardinal (23-12), who advanced to the round of 16 for the first time since 2008 also their last NCAA appearance. They beat No. 7 seed New Mexico on Friday. Freshman Andrew Wiggins had just four points on 1-for-6 shooting with four turnovers in what could have been his final college game for Kansas (25-10). Tarik Black had 18 points and six rebounds for the Jayhawks but fouled out with 5:25 to go. Conner Frankamp had 12 points on four 3-pointers, the last two in the final 23 seconds.

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By RUSTY MILLER Associated Press LIMA CENTRAL C AT H O L I C 64, CLEVELAND VILLA ANGELA-ST. JOSEPH It came down to one shot for the high school basketball championship. Lima Central Catholic Coach Frank Kill hoped for a favorable outcome and got it. See STATE, page 7

Associated Press SEATTLE Tiffany Mitchell scored 24 points, Alaina Coates added 13 and top-seeded South Carolina took a while to pull away from No. 16 seed Cal State Northridge in a 73-58 win on Sunday in the first round of the NCAA tournament. South Carolina (28-4) were the new kids when it came to being a top seed in the NCAAs, garnering the achievement after never being higher than a No. 3 seed in the past. And while the Gamecocks didnt play poorly against the champions of the Big West Conference, it took far longer than expected to finally dispatch the pesky Matadors. South Carolina outscored Northridge 27-11 at the free throw line and had 20 second-chance points. Janae Sharpe led Cal State Northridge (18-15) with 26 points but was held in check for most of the second half. OREGON STATE 55, MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE 36 SEATTLE Sydney Wiese made six 3-pointers and scored a career-high 26 points and ninth-seeded Oregon State ousted eighthseeded Middle Tennessee State. Wiese put on a shooting display midway through the second half, hitting five 3s in a six-minute span when the Beavers (24-10) blew the game open. Wiese made 7-of-15 shots, had five rebounds and four assists. She was the only Oregon State player in double figures and the only player finding offense on a night scoring was hard to come by. Middle Tennessee was held to a season low in points and lost in the first round of the tournament for the sixth straight year. Ebony Rowe, the Conference USA player of the year, led Middle Tennessee (29-5) with 17 points but shot 7-of-23. The Blue Raiders couldnt overcome going score-

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less the first five minutes and were playing catch-up from the very start. NORTH CAROLINA 70, UT MARTIN 68 CHAPEL HILL, N.C. Xylina McDaniel scored the go-ahead basket off an offensive rebound with 56 seconds remaining to help fourth-seeded North Carolina overcome an 18-point second half deficit and defeat UT Martin. McDaniel scored 14 points, even converting a shot from sitting on the floor under the basket. Karisma Tyson had a chance to win the game for UT Martin but her 3-pointer was off the mark. North Carolina trailed 50-32 with 10:51 left in the game when Diamond DeShields ignited a 15-0 run. DeShields, the conferences freshman player of the year, had 13 of her 15 points during the second half. Heather Butler finished with 19 points for UT Martin, tying the all-time NCAA record for career 3-pointers made. After the game, fans were forced to stay inside Carmichael Arena after police announced there was an armed and dangerous person near the campus. MICHIGAN STATE 91, HAMPTON 61 CHAPEL HILL, N.C. Freshman Aerial Powers had 26 points and 18 rebounds, Annalise Pickrel added 21 points and fifth-seeded Michigan State defeated No. 12 Hampton. Branndais Agee had 10 points and 10 rebounds for the Spartans, who shot 58 percent from the field in the first half to open a 32-point lead at the break en route to an easy win. Michigan State (23-9) came into the tournament looking to avenge a 28-point loss to Nebraska in the Big Ten Conference semifinals and played inspired basketball almost from the opening tip. The Spartans outscored the Pirates 46-30 in the paint. Hampton (28-5), the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference champions, came in riding an 18-game

winning streak and looking for its first NCAA tournament win but was limited to 35 percent shooting from the field. Nicole Hamilton led the Pirates with 19 points. PENN STATE 62, WICHITA STATE 56 STATE COLLEGE, Pa. Maggie Lucas scored 22 points, rallying Penn State from an early scare in a 62-56 win over Wichita State in the first round of the NCAA tournament. Lucas led the Lady Lions (23-7) back from an 11-point hole and becoming an unwanted piece of tournament history: A No. 3 seed has never lost a game to a 14. The Shockers (26-7) tried to make it happen but could never sustain the early spurt that would have allowed them to pull off one of the biggest upsets in tournament history. Lucas, the 2-time Big Ten player of the year, led Penn States 17-0 run to open the second half that spurred them into the second round for the fourth straight year. FLORIDA 83, DAYTON 69 STATE COLLEGE, Pa. Cassie Peoples scored 21 points and all five Florida starters scored in double figures, leading the Gators past Dayton in the opening round of the NCAA tournament. The 11th-seeded Gators (20-12) will play Penn State on Tuesday night in the Stanford Regional. In a first round full of lopsided scores, the Gators pulled off a rare upset by a double-digit seed. Jaterra Bonds and Ronni Williams each had 15 points for Florida. Andrea Hoover led the Flyers (23-8) with 22 points and Celeste Edwards scored 15 points. Hoover and Edwards helped the Flyers storm to a 15-point lead in the second before Florida started to rally. The Gators shot at close to a 50-percent mark for most of the second half to wipe out the deficit and stun Dayton.

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Kyle Busch wins again at Fontana after wild finish


By GREG BEACHAM Associated Press FONTANA, Calif. With tires and tempers blowing up all over the track for 400 crazy miles, Kyle Busch stayed calm and relied on his remarkable knack for big finishes at Fontana. Busch won on this 2-mile oval for the second straight year Sunday, holding off Kyle Larson, Tony Stewart and his older brother Kurt on a frantic 2-lap sprint to the finish. Kyle Busch capably blocked Larson and outlasted a crowded field to win a race featuring a track-record 35 lead changes and numerous tire problems. Busch stayed out of trouble and roared up late for his second straight stunner in Southern California, following up the Las Vegas natives final-lap surge to victory a year ago. Holy cow, what do you expect when youve got a green-white-checkered finish and everybody has to come down pit road and put four tires on? Busch asked after his third career win at Fontana. That was Days of Thunder right there. Unbelievable day. With his 29th career Sprint Cup victory in his Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota, Kyle Busch is NASCARs fifth winner in five races already this season. He led just five laps the fewest of his career in a win. Jimmie Johnson was comfortably in front when he blew a tire with seven laps left, precipitating the wild finish. Jeff Gordon moved in front until Clint Bowyer spun with two laps to go, setting up an overtime finish. Gordon was hoping to finish on old tires when Bowyer spun but then elected to pit along with most of the leaders. Kurt Busch gambled with just two tires, allowing him to restart in second, but his younger brother came up from fifth in the final two laps to win. I came off the fourth turn in disbelief that we won this thing because we were
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Associated Press Sunday At Auto Club Speedway Fontana, Calif. Lap length: 2 miles (Start position in parentheses) 1. (14) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 206 laps, 123.1 rating, 47 points, $324,531. 2. (11) Kyle Larson, Chevrolet, 206, 89.4, 42, $233,450. 3. (17) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 206, 104.5, 42, $169,905. 4. (1) Matt Kenseth, Toyota, 206, 117.1, 41, $202,491. 5. (10) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 206, 82.2, 39, $159,538. 6. (25) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 206, 95.7, 38, $148,559. 7. (19) Brian Vickers, Toyota, 206, 111.9, 38, $144,370. 8. (18) A J Allmendinger, Chevrolet, 206, 86.7, 36, $127,853. 9. (30) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 206, 84.1, 35, $134,309. 10. (9) Carl Edwards, Ford, 206, 88.4, 34, $121,270. 11. (20) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 206, 74.4, 33, $148,846. 12. (15) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 206, 83.6, 32, $111,360. 13. (6) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 206, 114, 32, $145,096. 14. (27) Danica Patrick, Chevrolet, 206, 63.9, 30, $109,210. 15. (31) Casey Mears, Chevrolet, 206, 67.7, 29, $125,968. 16. (5) Clint Bowyer, Toyota, 206, 100.5, 29, $140,001. 17. (13) Sam Hornish Jr., Toyota, 206, 66.6, 0, $107,410. 18. (34) Cole Whitt, Toyota, 206, 53.3, 26, $94,610. 19. (23) Michael Annett, Chevrolet, 206, 59.5, 25, $111,768. 20. (16) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 206, 86.7, 25, $106,110. 21. (36) Reed Sorenson, Chevrolet, 206, 42.3, 24, $107,868. 22. (40) Alex Bowman, Toyota, 206, 46.9, 22, $105,057. 23. (12) Martin Truex Jr., Chevrolet, 206, 55.9, 21, $122,718. 24. (3) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 206, 127.4, 22, $155,521. 25. (43) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, 205, 43, 0, $90,960. 26. (2) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 205, 94.2, 19, $135,143. 27. (41) David Ragan, Ford, 205, 39.1, 18, $100,235. 28. (28) Justin Allgaier, Chevrolet, 205, 49.4, 16, $99,535. 29. (33) David Reutimann, Ford, 205, 36.7, 16, $91,335. 30. (8) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 205, 63.9, 14, $117,430. 31. (39) Ryan Truex, Toyota, 205, 31.3, 13, $88,885. 32. (42) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, 205, 30.4, 0, $95,685. 33. (35) Travis Kvapil, Ford, 205, 30.9, 11, $87,460. 34. (22) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 204, 56.5, 10, $123,085. 35. (37) Brian Scott, Chevrolet, 204, 37.3, 0, $87,035. 36. (4) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 204, 82.7, 8, $127,928. 37. (38) Josh Wise, Chevrolet, 204, 44.2, 7, $86,664. 38. (29) David Gilliland, Ford, 202, 35.6, 7, $88,915. 39. (7) Joey Logano, Ford, 195, 72.1, 5, $116,906. 40. (24) Greg Biffle, Ford, 193, 62.9, 4, $117,490. 41. (26) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 180, 70, 3, $88,315. 42. (32) Parker Kligerman, Toyota, accident, 85, 43.4, 2, $64,915. 43. (21) Aric Almirola, Ford, accident, 68, 53, 1, $98,351. ___ Race Statistics Average Speed of Race Winner: 132.987 mph. Time of Race: 3 hours, 5 minutes, 53 seconds. Margin of Victory: 0.214 seconds. Caution Flags: 9 for 42 laps. Lead Changes: 35 among 15 drivers. Lap Leaders: B.Keselowski 1-9; C.Bowyer 10; B.Keselowski 11-20; D.Ragan 21; B.Keselowski 22; Ky.Busch 23-26; B.Keselowski 27-43; D.Gilliland 44; L.Cassill 45; J.Johnson 46; B.Vickers 47; J.Johnson 48-57; C.Bowyer 58; B.Keselowski 59; J.Johnson 60-70; R.Newman 71-73; M.Kenseth 74-83; J.Johnson 84-86; M.Kenseth 87; J.Nemechek 88; M.Kenseth 89-90; J.Johnson 91-105; J.Gordon 106-119; R.Sorenson 120; M.Kenseth 121-126; J.Johnson 127-142; J.Gordon 143; D.Reutimann 144; J.Johnson 145-167; J.Gordon 168; J.Johnson 169-193; J.Gordon 194-200; L.Cassill 201-203; Ku.Busch 204-205; Ky.Busch 206. Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Led, Laps Led): J.Johnson, 8 times for 104 laps; B.Keselowski, 5 times for 38 laps; J.Gordon, 4 times for 23 laps; M.Kenseth, 4 times for 19 laps; Ky.Busch, 2 times for 5 laps; L.Cassill, 2 times for 4 laps; R.Newman, 1 time for 3 laps; Ku.Busch, 1 time for 2 laps; C.Bowyer, 2 times for 2 laps; B.Vickers, 1 time for 1 lap; R.Sorenson, 1 time for 1 lap; D.Ragan, 1 time for 1 lap; D.Reutimann, 1 time for 1 lap; J.Nemechek, 1 time for 1 lap; D.Gilliland, 1 time for 1 lap. Wins: Ky.Busch, 1; D.Earnhardt Jr., 1; C.Edwards, 1; K.Harvick, 1; Bra. Keselowski, 1. Top 12 in Points: 1. C.Edwards, 186; 2. D.Earnhardt Jr., 185; 3. J.Gordon, 184; 4. Bra.Keselowski, 182; 5. M.Kenseth, 179; 6. J.Johnson, 165; 7. Ky.Busch, 158; 8. R.Newman, 150; 9. A.Dillon, 150; 10. J.Logano, 146; 11. D.Hamlin, 140; 12. J.McMurray, 138. ___ NASCAR Driver Rating Formula A maximum of 150 points can be attained in a race. The formula combines the following categories: Wins, Finishes, Top-15 Finishes, Average Running Position While on Lead Lap, Average Speed Under Green, Fastest Lap, Led Most Laps, Lead-Lap Finish.

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mediocre all day, Kyle Busch said. It a thumbs-up for NASCAR for allowing was really weird for us, not a race that teams to get aggressive in all areas. were typically used to. But now theres The intrigue and weirdness started a load off your shoulders that you can go early on at Fontana which somehow out the rest of the season and race the way seemed appropriate for a race in which the you want to. Muppets Gonzo told the drivers to start He also got a thrill from outlasting their engines. Larson, the 21-year-old rookie Several drivers complained who held him off Saturday during an early pit stop that to win the Nationwide Series the red light was on, indicating race. pit road was closed. Gordon, I guess you couldnt ask Bowyer and Brad Keselowski for more but I was surprised did not pit because of the red to get up there late in the light and all were adamant race, Larson said. We were NASCAR needed to correct probably a 12th-place car for their position in the running most of the day. order. He had to settle for the best Robin Pemberton, finish of his Sprint Cup career NASCARs vice president of in the No. 42 Chevrolet for competition, was told that the Chip Ganassi Racing. official in charge of displaying Busch Kyle Busch, who went to the flag got his uniform caught in Larsons car Saturday to congratulate him a hole in a fence and couldnt move, preon his Nationwide win, pointed out his venting him from flipping off the red light. window at Larson after Sundays finish, Its the second consecutive week an pumping his fist in approval. issue with the caution light affected the What a shoe that boy is, Kyle Busch race: At Bristol last Sunday, someone in said of Larson. the flagstand leaned on the button that Kurt Busch finished third, with Matt turned the caution lights on right before Kenseth in fourth and 2012 champion Carl Edwards took the white flag. Rain Stewart in fifth. then began to fall heavily and the race Several teams had serious tire prob- could not be resumed, so Edwards won lems on this weathered track, with multi- under caution. ple flats and cautions for various problems Edwards finished 10th at Fontana and throughout the hot afternoon. stayed one point ahead of Dale Earnhardt The problems likely were the latest Jr., who finished 12th, for the overall effect of NASCARs new aero rules, points lead. which are producing higher speeds that Fontana didnt get a repeat of last years lead to extra stress on the tires particu- exciting duel between Denny Hamlin and larly on the bumpy asphalt on Fontanas Joey Logano, the unfriendly rivals who back straightaway, which already wears crashed into each other on the final lap out tires aggressively. while racing for the win. Those problems might frustrate pit Hamlin was a last-minute scratch with crews, but they can also lead to phenom- a sinus infection, depriving him of the enal racing, as the sellout crowd on its feet self-described chance for redemption after for the finish could attest. getting airlifted away from the track last By no means is this a problem for year with a broken vertebra. Sam Hornish Goodyear, Kurt Busch said, referring to Jr. took his place in the No. 11 JGR Toyota NASCARs tire manufacturer. Its just and finished 17th.
snapped. The Lumberjacks hadnt lost in exactly four months. UCLAs Norman Powell scored 16 points and Kyle Anderson had 15 points and eight rebounds. Thomas Walkup had 22 points and 11 rebounds for the Lumberjacks while Desmond Haymon had 17 points and Nikola Gajic added 10. The Lumberjacks stayed with the Bruins through much of the first half before the mismatch in talent and pedigree became obvious. The Bruins, in the NCAA tournament for the 46th time and winners of 11 national titles, went on a 12-2 run in just less than 3 minutes, starting with a runner in the lane by Alfords son, Bryce. Alford also had a 3-pointer that helped UCLA take a 32-21 lead with 5:44 left. Three-pointers by Deshaunt Walker and Haymon closed the gap to five points before the Bruins finished the half on a 10-5 run to lead 42-32. Tony Parker had two layups and Adams a 3-pointer to help keep the lead in double digits. Powell opened the second half with two big plays, a slam dunk and then a coast-to-coast drive with a behind-the-back move followed by a layup for a 46-32 lead.

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Stanford was 9-for-12 at the free throw line over the final 2:04. Frankamp missed a third 3-point attempt off the glass near the buzzer in a bid to tie it. UCLA 77, STEPHEN F. AUSTIN 60 SAN DIEGO Jordan Adams scored 19 points and UCLA beat Stephen F. Austin 77-60 on Sunday to reach the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2008. The fourth-seeded Bruins (28-8) will play Florida, the tournaments overall top seed, in the South Regional semifinals on Thursday in Memphis. Firstyear coach Steve Alford has won as many NCAA tournament games in three days as the Bruins had in the previous five seasons combined. Alford replaced Ben Howland, who was fired a year ago after the Bruins lost to Minnesota in their NCAA tournament opener. This is UCLAs first trip to the regionals since Howland got the Bruins to their third straight Final Four in 2008. Stephen F. Austin (32-3), the No. 12 seed, had its 29-game winning streak

(Continued from page 6) Martyce Kimbrough had 22 points including all four of his second-half points in the final 93 seconds to lead Lima Central Catholic past Cleveland Villa AngelaSt. Joseph 64-62 on Saturday in the Division III state boys final. After VASJ (22-8) had cut the lead to a point on 6-10 junior Carlton Braggs 3-pointer with 6 seconds left, two LCC players missed three consecutive free throws. But Brian Parkers heave from midcourt was just short, touching the front of the rim. I believed the ball was bouncing our way today, Kill said. And hopefully that one shot wasnt going to be a backbreaker. The title was the second for the seventh-ranked Thunderbirds (25-4). Bragg had 23 for defending champ VASJ, denied its sixth title. The Thunderbirds led by 14 midway through the third quarter. But the Vikings would not go away. LCC, staked to a lead after Kimbrough went off in the first half, never let VASJ get the lead. After Xavier Simpson, who had 18 points for LCC, hit a high-arching floater with 5:41 left, the Thunderbirds were on top 51-44. But VASJ ran off the next seven points the first five by Dererk Pardon and the last two on free throws by Bragg to tie it with 4:31 left. Pardon ended up with 17 points and 15 rebounds. Cory Stewart and Simpson again on a looping shot over the outstretched arm of Bragg gave the Thunderbirds a 55-51 lead. Bragg hit two foul shots only to have Kimbrough scoreless in the second half to that point make two more to get the margin back to four points. Kimbrough hit the first of two shots with 37.8 seconds remaining for a 60-57 lead, then was fouled after a huge offensive rebound by Dantez Walton and hit another free throw five seconds later to make it 61-57. Simpson made a foul shot before Parker sank two foul shots with 13.8 seconds on

the clock to cut the lead to 62-59. Simpson made another free throw with 11.5 seconds left before Bragg one of the most highly recruited juniors in the Midwest came off a pick and drained the 3 with 6 seconds left. The Thunderbirds then missed two foul shots, had a follow shot blocked and were fouled again with 1.7 seconds remaining. This time Tre Cobbs hit the first of two shots. When he missed the second, Parker dribbled to near midcourt and flipped a shot that was right on line but came up just short. Parker, a first-team allstater and also a co-player of the year, who finished with 15 points. LCCs players celebrated in a large pile. Jake Williams, an undersized 6-3 center, was an unsung star for LCC, not only playing tough defense but scoring 12 points and grabbing seven rebounds against VASJs large (6-11 and 6-8) frontcourt. Exactly 17 years earlier, to the day, Kill had led Lincolnview High School to a state championship. Asked if his coaching title was an upset, he added, Not in my heart.

NORWALK 65, COLUMBUS WATTERSON 58 With 4 minutes remaining and Norwalk hanging on to a suddenly tenuous lead over defending champion Columbus Watterson, Truckers guard Ben Haraway came up lame. But Haraway was able to return despite a twisted ankle and his presence was huge down the stretch as the Truckers beat the Eagles 65-58 for the Division II state championship on Saturday. Haraway scored 29 points, scoring nine points after he hobbled briefly to the bench, to lead the way. He hit a free throw after limping to the free-throw line, then after Watterson pulled within four points with under a minute left, he made four foul shots in the final 36.6 seconds to lock up the victory which came in Norwalks first-ever trip to the states final four.

First-team All-Ohioan Jeff Thomas added 18 points and 10 rebounds for the Truckers (29-1), who were ranked No. 2 in the final regular-season AP poll. Second-team All-Ohioan Matt Hughes had 23 points and 10 rebounds for fourthranked Watterson (26-3), which hit just 4-of-24 behind the arc. Cody Calhoun added 15 points and Matt Lehmann had 11. Norwalk made 8-of-11 shots from the field in the first quarter, scoring the final six points, to take a 20-14 lead it never relinquished. The Truckers led 31-19 at the half and 42-33 through three. But Watterson, as canny and resilient a team as youll find, fought back to cut the gap to 61-57 with 53 seconds left on Hughes slashing drive through the paint. After coach Steve Gray called a timeout to settle his team, Haraway took an inbounds pass and dashed the length of the court before being fouled with 36.6 seconds left. He made both foul shots to give the Truckers some breathing room. Hughes came back with a free throw to make it a 5-point game but Haraway was fouled again while Norwalk spread the floor. He toed the line with 16.7 seconds left and made both finishing 15-of-19 on free throws. The Eagles were only 16-of-22 as a team, compared to the Truckers 23-of-33. LAKEWOOD ST. EDWARD 62, UPPER ARLINGTON 58, OT The play wasnt even designed to go to Marsalis Hamilton. Yet he hit the shot heard round the state. Hamilton hit a tying 3-pointer at the regulation buzzer,and Associated Press first-team All-Ohioan Kipper Nichols hit two clinching free throws in overtime to propel Lakewood St. Edward to a 62-58 victory over Upper Arlington on Saturday night for the Division I state championship. In the overtime, Nichols stepped to the line with St. Ed (26-2) hanging on to a 60-58 lead with 5.8 seconds left. He drained both to clinch the Eagles second title and first since 1998. They had been thwarted six other times in the state tournament. Danny Hummer and first-team allstater Kevin Vannatta each had 15 points for the Golden Bears (27-2), who were seeking their first championship since 1937. The Golden Bears led most of the game but were never on top in the overtime. It appeared UA would pull the stunner after making two 3s late in regulation. Vannatta made a 3 over Nichols on the left wing. After Nichols was long on a 15-foot jumper, Wes Davis poured in a 3 from the left foul-line extended and the lead was 48-42 with 3:21 remaining. St. Ed, scrambling on defense and rushing back on the break, cut it to 48-47 when Hummer was fouled with 35 seconds left. He made both, part of a clutch 6-for-6 showing at the line.

STARTING TIME Reds: Mike Leake made his fourth spring start. He missed one start early in spring with discomfort in his abdominal region sustained during an offseason workout. Leake pitched four innings in his last start, allowing one run and three hits. Leake gave up four doubles in a 6-run second inning. The Brewers scored eight runs off him in four innings. TRAINERS ROOM Reds: The Reds will start the season with six players

Associated Press Brewers 9, Reds 1 GOODYEAR, Ariz. Lyle Overbay got good news this morning and celebrated with his bat. Overbay, who was told that he had made the Brewers opening day roster early Sunday, had two doubles and a single in Milwaukees 9-1 victory over the Reds. Jonathan Lucroy drove in three runs with a double and a home run as the Brewers roughed up Mike Leake, scoring six runs in the second inning. Milwaukee had four doubles in the inning. Logan Schaefer doubled and scored in the first and added another in the second. Jay Bruce had an RBI double for the Reds run off Milwaukee starter Matt Garza. Garza has one more scheduled spring training start. Lucroys solo home run off Pedro Beato in the seventh was his second of the spring. Beato is one of the pitchers who will fill injury voids in the Reds bullpen. The run Beato allowed is the third hes allowed in eight innings this spring.

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on the disabled list. Aroldis Chapman (fracture above left eye) and Sean Marshall (shoulder) are both left-handers. Right-handers Jonathan Broxton (elbow) and Mat Latos (elbow, knee) will be sidelined to start the season. Infielders Jack Hannahan (shoulder) and Skip Schumaker (shoulder) will not be ready in time. Minor aches and pains for right-handers Johnny Cueto (shoulder) and Homer Bailey (groin) are not expected to put them on the disabled list. Catcher Devin Mesoraco has a strained oblique but is expected to be ready. CHAPMAN PAYS A VISIT Aroldis Chapman left Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center on Saturday and returned to the Reds clubhouse four days after he was hit above the left eye by a batted ball on Wednesday.

Angels 5, Indians 2 TEMPE, Ariz. Albert Pujols tripled and doubled to back a scoreless start by Garrett Richards in the Los Angeles Angels 5-2 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Sunday. Richards, the No. 3 starter in a revamped rotation, gave the Angels the kind of pitching performance theyve been looking for in his fourth spring start. He allowed three hits over 6 1/3 shutout innings in his fourth spring start, lowering his ERA to 3.50. The right-hander went 7-8 with a 4.16 ERA in 47 games, including 17 starts, during his first full season with the Angels in 2013. After a slow start, Pujols brought his spring average up to .326 with two extra-base hits in two at-bats. Josh Hamilton had two hits in three at-bats with two RBIs. Pujols tripled to right-center in the first to score Mike Trout. Hamiltons grounder drove in Pujols, who also doubled in the fifth to set up Hamiltons sacrifice fly.

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The Delphos Civil Service Commission will be conducting an open examination for the position of RECORDS CLERK in the Delphos Police Department. The examination will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 23, 2014. It will take place in the Jefferson High School cafeteria. A grade of 70% is required to successfully pass the examination. The passing scores will also serve as an eligibility list. This eligibility list shall be valid for a period of one year. CLASSIFICATION POSITION: Records Clerk, Delphos Police Department STARTING SALARY: $12.00 per hour HOURS: Two part-time position available - Split shifts of 5 hours each BENEFITS: Sick leave, vacation, holiday pay and OPERS BENEFICIAL QUALIFICATION: This is a clerical work-data entry position. This position includes filing, bookkeeping, typing, computer data input and record keeping assignments. You may be required to pass a physical examination, psychological examination, a background check,drug screening and any other examination that would be required by the City of Delphos Police Department. Graduation from high school or GED equivalency is also required. The candidate must reside in Allen or Van Wert County or a county contiguous to Allen or Van Wert. Applications and job descriptions can be obtained at the Municipal Building March 24 through March 28, 2014, during regular business hours or on-line at www. cityofdelphos.com All applications must be mailed to: The Delphos Civil Service Commission, P.O. Box 45, Delphos, Ohio 45833. All applications must have a postmark of no later than Friday, April 4, 2014. Any applications which are postmarked after this date shall be considered invalid and will not be accepted. Applicants, on the night of examination, you must bring a valid Ohio Drivers license and proof of military service, if applicable.

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with influential people. Consider the past before renewing contact with an old friend or lover. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- You shouldnt assume that everyone is as honest as you are. Do your homework before accepting a tempting offer. An exciting new prospect may come with strings attached. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26, 2014 Your intuition will guide you in an exciting new direction this year. Added responsibilities will bring you greater recognition and acclaim. You will be rewarded for your leadership and integrity. The hopes and dreams for which you have been striving are coming within your reach. ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Being around children or older relatives will give you a new perspective on something. You can increase your confidence by conquering a physical challenge. Call in favors, if necessary. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You have the ability to shape your own future. There is good advice to be had if you ask questions. Assistance will be offered, but its up to you to make things happen. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -Your creativity may lead you in an unexpected direction. Be receptive to unusual strategies and ideas that could increase your chances for advancement. A new approach could yield favorable results. CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You have a lot to lose if you let yourself be talked into a questionable activity. Youll need to be crystal clear about your intentions and able to make stellar judgment calls. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You will be successful in your chosen field as long as you continue to exude diligence and ingenuity. Use your charismatic power of persuasion and showcase your unique talents. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- A challenging social activity will remind you of your capabilities. Multiply your efforts of self-promotion, and you will excel professionally. Present what you have to offer. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -Personal contact and face-to-face meetings will help you close a deal. Attend as many social and business gatherings as you can to meet people of influence. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- What you considered a small project will develop into something more meaningful and lucrative. Take care not to be misled by a new acquaintance with a sudden interest in your work. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- You may receive an unusual request from an old friend. Although you may be tempted, trust in your own judgment. Refuse to be seduced by flattery or crushed by criticism. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Dont be persuaded by someone offering you a foolproof moneymaking scheme. You have invested a lot to get to where you are. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- Your energetic and inquisitive nature will open up a world of new possibilities. The more you learn, the easier it will be to improve your financial status. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -Consider the pros and cons before making any impulsive changes. An invitation that appears promising at the moment could cause difficulties in the future, as well as damage your reputation.

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TUESDAY, MARCH 25, 2014 You will be rewarded for your humanitarian acts and unselfish assistance. You will find personal fulfillment, providing you maintain your high-spirited nature as well as your determination and stamina. Collaborating with an interesting party will lead to a meaningful venture. ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- There is no need to be envious. Devote your energy to your goals, and you will be successful. Precious time will be wasted if you get caught up making comparisons. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Consider the consequences before rushing into a situation, or you may end up repeating past errors. Make sure to take a long look at any proposition that comes your way. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Dont sell yourself short. Be proud of all you have experienced and accomplished. Expanding your social circle will provide you with influential new associations. CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Dont be reluctant to act quickly if an opportunity arises. The offer may be revoked if you are too slow to accept, and you could lose a chance to advance your position. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Get involved with those who have similar ambitions to yours. You have made great strides, but a little extra help never hurts. A team effort will be beneficial to your current situation. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- While your professional profile may be strong, a personal relationship may be weakening. Allot some time to take care of your home, family, friendships and any other connection you deem important. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -- Maximize the positive energy that currently surrounds you. Its likely that your current colleagues will play a key role in your future plans. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- Its fine to follow your dreams, but be honest about your intentions. Dont make any false promises if you want to continue to get the necessary help to reach your goals. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- Romance is highlighted. Take a chance and get involved in a project that interests you. A sudden change of plans will take you by surprise and bring you a tasty reward. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Refuse to be bullied into something that you dont agree with. Be flexible, and try to arrange a compromise that will suit everyone. Dont say something you may regret later. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- Keep abreast of whats going on around you. Focus on collaborating

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Millions of kids to test new education assessments


WASHINGTON (AP) Whats on the new Common Core-based exams? More than 4 million kids in U.S. schools soon will have a clue. Field testing begins this coming week in 36 states and the District of Columbia on assessments developed by two different groups of states. Participating students will be asked to sit for hours in front of a computer or use a No. 2 pencil to answer questions. But theres no need for kids to worry. The scores wont count, this time. The actual examtesting wont be used for another year. The Common Core standards spell out what math and English skills students should have at each grade, and are designed to develop more critical thinking skills than traditional school work. They were first pushed by governors concerned about the large number of high school graduates needing remedial college help and lacking basic skills. Most states have adopted them. The field tests, to be conducted until June, are a big step forward in the push to more fully integrate the new academic standards into the school environment. They will give education officials a chance to judge things such as the quality of each test question and the technical capabilities of schools to administer the tests, which are computer-based but also will be available on paper. But they also come as the standards face political push-back in many states Indiana lawmakers, for example, last year paused implementation of the standards and a measure ending the states participation is at the governors desk. House lawmakers in Tennessee passed legislation that would delay implementation and testing under Common Core for two years, but that proposal hasnt been taken up in the Senate. Common Core supporters hope the field tests provide an opportunity to highlight the best of Common Core. Theres been a lot of talk and a lot of planning and its actually happening, which I think generates some excitement and some reality, if you will, for the fact that this is moving ahead, said Jeffrey Nellhaus, director of research, policy and design with the consortium Partnership

Delphos Canal Commission Trustee Lou Hohman, above left, presented the groups Canal Angel Awards Sunday evening. Recipients included Diana Ireland, above, and Noel Critchfield, below. (Delphos Herald/Nancy Spencer)

Millions on the sidelines for big health care push Drop


WASHINGTON (AP) Alan Thacker wants health coverage, but he cant get help in his home state of Georgia. Mary Moscarello Gutierrez no longer can afford insurance in New Jersey. Justin Thompson of Utah refuses to be forced into the presidents health law. Millions of people in the United States will remain uninsured despite this weeks final, frenzied push to sign them up under the health law. Their reasons are all over the map. Across the country, many of the uninsured just dont know much about the health overhaul and its March 31 deadline for enrolling in plans that can yield big discounts, researchers say. An Associated Press-GfK poll found that only onefourth of the uninsured had tried to sign up through the state or federal insurance marketplaces, also known as exchanges, by late January. If they dont enroll in time, many will face a fine and be locked out of the subsidized plans until next year. President Barack Obama and a phalanx of advocacy groups, insurance companies and volunteers are scrambling to spread the word about HealthCare.gov as the deadline dangles. But the complexities of the Affordable Care Act can stymie even the well-informed. New York tap dancer Jessica Wilt just missed being one of them. She lost her health coverage last summer when she was laid off as education director of a small dance company. It wasnt easy being uninsured when Wilt slashed her fingertip slicing lemons one night, she avoided an emergency room bill by sealing the cut herself with a super glue. Wilt, 37, was eager to enroll in a marketplace plan but found the premiums too costly for a freelancer doing arts-related jobs. That would have been the end of it, if the accountant doing her income taxes last week hadnt prodded Wilt to try again. She went online, realized she had erred in projecting her 2014 earnings and qualified for a much bigger subsidy. Im feeling a little embarrassed that I interpreted things the wrong way the first time, said Wilt, who signed up Friday for a midlevel silver plan for $150 per month, a price that reflects a $224 tax credit. It just goes to show how confusing all this is. Theres a story for everyone who will remain on the sidelines of Obamas big enrollment push. These are some of them: THEY CANT GET IN Richard Kelleher, long-term unemployed and uninsured, spent five months sorting through the confusion in Phoenix. He tried to sign up for a marketplace plan and then the states newly expanded Medicaid program, getting shutdown online, at state offices and by phone. At the same time, he was piling up employment rejections. Kelleher, 64, felt invisible. On Friday he got a letter accepting him into Medicaid and an entry-level job offer the same day. That puts his insurance situation in limbo for now. He thinks his earnings will end his Medicaid eligibility. But Kelleher says hes grateful for an opportunity to at least be somewhere every day. In Thomaston, Ga., it took Alan Thacker two weeks to get his answer online. It wasnt the one he wanted. I dont know how many expletives I hurled at the computer Why are they doing it this way? Morons! and other choice words, he recalled. Thacker, 43, works for $7.55 an hour at Burger King, not enough to qualify for a discount plan for himself and his wife through the federal marketplace. People who dont earn enough for the marketplaces plans were supposed to be eligible for expanded Medicaid. But because Georgia declined to enlarge its Medicaid program, the Thackers cant get help there, either. Thacker said he likes the law, only wishing it could reach everyone in need. Its a great law and its doing good stuff for people, Thacker said. Its not doing anything for me. ITS TOO EXPENSIVE In theory, Rebecca Carlson has access to health insurance through her job. The marketplaces are mostly for people who dont. A single mother in Asheville, N.C., she earns $11.50 an hour, around $23,000 a year, doing office work at a nonprofit agency that helps people suffering from mental illness or substance abuse. She makes too much to qualify for the aid programs that support many of her agencys clients. Covering Carlson and her 14-year-old son under her workplace plan would cost close to $5,000 per year. Thats out of reach on her squeeze-every-nickel budget.

for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, or PARCC. Joe Willhoft, the executive director of the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium, told reporters there will be snags, and thats in part due to the nature of what a field test is a test run and an opportunity to see what works and doesnt. Already, out of concern there would be technical problems, Smarter Balanced delayed by a week to this week the start of its field tests. We have a saying in Smarter Balanced that if nothing goes wrong in the field test, then actually we have failed, Willhoft said. While opposition to the standards has been multi-dimensional, some critics take issue with the tests and how the results will be used because the tests are designed to replace the annual assessments given in states. Also complicating matters are the new teacher evaluation systems rolling out in many states that rely, in part, on student performance on annual exams. Questions have been raised about when or if the Common Core-based assessments should count on these evaluations. Supporters are warning that scores on the new assessments will drop compared with the old tests, but they say they will be a more accurate measurement of student knowledge. The field tests themselves have generated other concerns. Some states officials worry about double testing, meaning some students are participating in both the field test and taking a state exam. In response, the Education Department gave California permission to just give the field tests to all students in third- to eighth-grades, meaning they wont be given the state assessment this year. Similar permission was given to other states, including Idaho, Montana, and South Dakota, according to the Education Department. Smarter Balanced and PARCC were created to help states pool resources to develop the tests. But some states have opted to use different ones. Florida, for example, recently signed a contract with the nonprofit American Institutes for Research to develop an assessment for its standards, which are largely based on the Common Core standards.

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Washington landslide kills 4, leaves 18 missing


ARLINGTON, Wash. (AP) Searchers found another body Sunday in the tangled sludge of a massive landslide in rural Washington state, bringing the death toll to at least four from the wall of debris that swept through a small riverside neighborhood. At least 18 people remained missing, though authorities warned that number could grow. Late Saturday, rescuers heard cries for help, and a day later, they heard nothing. The 1-square-mile mudslide that struck Saturday morning also critically injured several people and destroyed about 30 homes. Crews were able to get to the muddy, tree-strewn area after geologists flew over in a helicopter and determined it was safe enough for emergency responders and technical rescue personnel to search for possible survivors, Snohomish County Fire District 21 Chief Travis Hots said Sunday evening. They found the body buried in the mud. We didnt see or hear any signs of life out there today, he said, adding that they did not search the entire debris field, only drier areas safe to traverse. Despite that, Hots said crews were still in a search and rescue mode. It has not gone to a recovery mode at this time. He said the search would continue until nightfall, at which time conditions become too dangerous.

New data expand search for Malaysian jet debris


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PERTH, Australia Rain was expected to hamper the hunt today for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet, as a growing number of planes focus on an expanded area of the south Indian Ocean where a French satellite detected potential debris. Australian Maritime Safety Authoritys rescue coordination center said the search area was expanded from 59,000 to 68,500 square kilometers (22,800-26,400 square miles), including a new separate area because of data provided by France on Sunday. The U.S. Pacific command said it was sending a black box locator to the region in case a debris field is located. The Towed Pinger Locator has highly sensitive listening capability so that if the wreck site is located, it can hear the black box pinger down to a depth of about 20,000 feet (6,100 meters), Cmdr. Chris Budde, a U.S. Seventh Fleet operations officer, said in a statement. Two Chinese Ilyushin IL-76 planes joined the search from Perth, increasing the number of aircraft to 10 from eight a day earlier, AMSA said. It said the weather in the search area, about 2,500 kilometers (1,550 miles) southwest of Perth, was expected to deteriorate with rain likely.

Oil spill cleanup impedes major Texas ship channel


TEXAS CITY, Texas (AP) A barge that once carried some 900,000 gallons of heavy tar-like oil was cleared Sunday of its remaining contents, a day after the vessel collided with a ship in the busy Houston Ship Channel and leaked as much as about a fifth of its cargo into the waterway. Coast Guard officials said that up to 168,000 gallons were dumped after one of the barges tanks ruptured and that oil had been detected 12 miles offshore in the Gulf of Mexico as of Sunday afternoon. This is a significant spill, Capt. Brian Penoyer, commander of the Coast Guard at HoustonGalveston, said. But he said the emptying of the barge Sunday, a process known as lightering as contents are transferred to other vessels, was an important step as it had eliminated the risk of additional oil spilling. The channel, one of the worlds busiest water-

Local government employment (-3,400) and federal government employment (-600) also saw decreases while the state government employment numbers stayed the same. Those losses were partially overcome by gains in manufacturing (+3,700), education and health services (+2,600), trade/transportation/utilities (+2,400), professional/business/other services (+2,400) and information services (+200). The monthly changes mirrored what has happened in Ohio over the past 12 months with goods-producing, manufacturing and the professional services sectors continuing to increase the number of employed while the number of local, state and federal employees has declined (-5,900). In the past year, nonfarm employment has grown in Ohio by 50,000 people. The county-by-county breakdown for unemployment will be released on Tuesday. (All data and statistics are produced by the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services and the U.S. Australian Transport Minister Warren Truss said nothing Department of Labor, Bureau of note was found Sunday, which he described as a fruitless of Labor Statistics.) day. Its going to be a challenge, but well stick at it, he told Australian Broadcasting Corp. radio before the first aircraft left Perth at dawn. He said that the latest search area based on French radar data was 850 kilometers (530 miles) north of the previous search zone. He said it was not the same area that had been identified as the most likely place where the aircraft may have entered the sea, but weve got to check out all the options. Were just, I guess, clutching at whatever little piece of information comes along to try and find a place where we might be able to concentrate the efforts, he added. A cyclone bearing down on the Australian northwest coast could stir up less favorable weather, he said. Flight 370 vanished March 8 with 239 people aboard while en route from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to Beijing, setting off a multinational search that has turned up no confirmed pieces and nothing conclusive on what happened to the jet. The latest French satellite data came to light on Sunday as Australian authorities coordinating the search sent planes and a ship to try to locate a wooden pallet that appeared to be surrounded by straps of different lengths and colors.

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ways for moving petrochemicals, was shut for a second day Sunday. As many as 60 vessels were backed up both trying to get out and get in. Over 380 people and weve ordered more, Penoyer said plus a fleet of oil-retrieving skimmers and other vessels deploying some 60,000 feet of containment booms around environmentally sensitive areas worked to mitigate the damage. The area is home to popular bird habitats, especially during the approaching migratory shorebird season. Officials said they had scattered reports of wildlife damage but no specifics. Some black tar-like globs, along with a dark line of a sticky, oily substance, could be detected along the shoreline of the Texas City dike, a 5-mile-long jetty that juts into Galveston Bay across from a tip of Galveston Island.

Answers to Saturdays questions: Jerry Seinfelds apartment house in the hit TV sitcom Seinfeld had a New York City address but was actually an apartment house in Los Angeles. Babe Ruth, in 1933, at Comiskey Park in Chicago, hit the very first home run at an All-Star Game. His two-run home run in the third inning led the American League to a 4-2 victory over the National League. Todays questions: For what use was Formica originally developed? What breed of dog became popular with U.S. Midwest settlers who needed help with vermin control on their prairie farms in the mid-1800s? Answers in Wednesdays Herald.

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