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Status update: Facebook to go public

By BARBARA ORTUTAY and MICHAEL LIEDTKE The Associated Press Park, Calif., hopes to list its stock under the ticker symbol, FB, on the New York Stock Exchange or Nasdaq Stock Market. In its regulatory filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Facebook Inc. indicated it hopes to raise $5 billion in its IPO. That would be the most ever for an Internet IPO, easily surpassing Google Inc. and its early backers raised $1.9 billion in 2004. The final amount will likely change as Facebooks bankers gauge the investor demand. Joining corporate Americas elite would give Facebook newfound financial clout as it tries to make its service even more pervasive and expand its audience of 845 million users. It also could help Facebook fend off an intensifying challenge from Google, which is looking to solidify its status as the Internets most powerful company with a rival social network called Plus. T h e intrigue surrounding Facebooks IPO has increased in recent months, not only because the company has become a common conduit for everyone from doting grandmas to sassy teenagers to share information about their lives. Zuckerberg, 27, has emerged as the latest in a lineage of Silicon Valley prodigies who are alternately hailed for pushing the world in new directions and reviled for overstepping their bounds. In Zuckerbergs case, a lawsuit alleging that he stole the idea for Facebook from some Harvard classmates became the grist for a book and a movie that was nominated for an Academy Award last year. Following the model of Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Zuckerberg set up two classes of stock that will ensure he retains control as the sometimes conflicting demands of Wall Street exert new pressures on the company. He will have the final say on how nearly 57 percent of Facebooks stock votes, according to the filing. Even before the IPO was filed, Zuckerberg was shaping up as his generations Bill Gates a geek who parlayed his love of computers into fame and fortune. Forbes magazine estimated Zuckerbergs wealth at $17.5

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Delphos, Ohio billion in its most recent survey of the richest people in the U.S. A more precise measurement of Zuckerbergs fortune will be available once the IPO is priced and provides a concrete benchmark for determining the value of his nearly 534 million Facebook shares The IPO will also mint hundreds of Facebook employee as millionaires because they have accumulated stock at lower prices than what the shares are liked to be valued at on the open market. Facebook employed 3,200 people at the end of last year. Depending on how long regulators take to review Facebooks IPO documents, the company could be making its stock market debut around the time that Zuckerberg celebrates his next birthday in May. When most companies go See FACEBOOK, page 2

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NEW YORK Facebook made a much-anticipated status update Wednesday: The Internet social network is going public in a stock offering that could value it at as much as $100 billion, eight years after its computer-hacking CEO Mark Zuckerberg started the service at Harvard Buckeye Chuck University. That means anyone with the right amount of cash will be able to own part of a Silicon Valley icon that quickly transformed from dorm-room startup to cultural touchstone. If its initial public offerMARION (AP) Ohios ing of stock makes enough answer to Punxsutawney Phil friends on Wall Street, is predicting a shorter winFacebook will probably ter not that theres been make its stock-market debut much winter to speak of. WMRN radio reports that in three or four months as one of the worlds most valuOhio groundhog Buckeye Chuck failed to see his shad- able companies. Facebook, ow at dawn today under over- which is now based in Menlo cast skies in the central Ohio city of Marion. According to legend, no shadow means spring will arrive early. Winter has barely made an appearance in Ohio. Temperatures have been warmer than normal and most spots have seen much less snow than usual. Meanwhile in Punxsutawney, Phil did see his shadow today, forecasting six more weeks of winter. The Groundhog Day tradition comes from a German superstition that calls for bad weather if an animal casts a shadow on Feb. 2, the Christian holiday of Candlemas.

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Woman wins smallclaims suit over Honda hybrid mpg

By LINDA DEUTSCH The Associated Press

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State American Legion Test winners, front from left, Julie Bonifas and Nick Bockey, and their parents Janet Bonifas, back left, and Karen and Mark Bockey, look over photographs of some of the places they will see on their trip to Gettysburg, Pa., and Washington, D.C. Both are students at St. Johns High School and won the free five-day trip by virtue of their high scores on the test. Bonifas was also awarded a $200 savings bond for scoring 100 percent on the test, achieved by only three of the 84 district winners. Bonifas and Bockey are two of the 18 winners in the state of Ohio to qualify for the trip. Gerald White, right, director of American Legion Americanism & Youth Activities, and Keith Hall, back right, local Americanism and Buckeye Boys chairman, congratulate the winners.

Local students win trip for high scores on Americanism Test

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New debate: When is medical marijuana usable?

By JEFF BARNARD The Associated Press ROGUE RIVER, Ore. When police knocked on Josh Brewers door to check for marijuana, even one of the nations most liberal medical marijuana laws was put to the test. Officers were fine with the two pounds, 10 ounces he and a cousin had grown, harvested, and processed. That was under the pound and a half each allowed by law. And they didnt care about the 12 plants six each growing in the backyard. Also legal. But after they discovered the additional two pounds, 11 ounces drying on coat hangers suspended from the ceiling in the living room, officers arrested Brewer, sparking a legal battle over what was enough in the maximum sense for medical use, and what crossed the line into the potential for illegal sales. After all, even 1.5 pounds by one measure would equal 1,200 joints. A motion to dismiss the case because the drying marijuana was not usable under Oregon law was turned down by a judge. Brewer served 60 days in jail and received three years of probation, putting him back on conventional pain pills for a wrist he said he injured in a construction accident. But Brewer, 24, beat the rap and has already started a new pot garden after the state attorney generals office conceded last week that, based on a 2007 Oregon Court of Appeals ruling, the marijuana still drying on coat hangers did not qualify as ready for use. Without the hanging marijuana, there is no evidence that defendant possessed more than the lawful amount of useable marijuana, said the state brief on Brewers appeal. The case illustrates that 16 years after California became the first state in the nation to make medical marijuana legal, the legal questions over what is legal and who goes to jail and who doesnt are far from clear. The 15 states


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that allow marijuana use for medical reasons each have their own widely-varying approaches. Southwestern Oregon lies at the northern tip of what is known as the Emerald Triangle, for its prime marijuana-growing climate. The region also has the highest per capita concentrations of medical marijuana growers in the state. With so much pot allowed under Oregon law, law enforcement says its difficult to make sure that none is sold illegally. Its turned into a Cheech and Chong movie. Up In Smoke, man, said Medford police Chief Tim George, See MARIJUANA, page 2

LOS ANGELES The Southern California owner of a Honda hybrid car won her unusual small-claims court lawsuit against the automaker over the vehicles failure to deliver its stated fuel economy. Los Angeles Superior Court Commissioner Douglas Carnahan awarded Heather Peters $9,867 on Wednesday, saying Honda did mislead her about the expected mileage. At a bare minimum Honda was aware ... that by the time Peters bought her car there were problems with its living up to its advertised mileage, he wrote in the judgment. Peters opted out of a classaction lawsuit so she could try to claim a higher payment for the failure of her Civic to deliver the 50 miles per gallon that was promised when she bought it. Informed of the decision by The Associated Press, Peters exulted, Wow! Fantastic. I am absolutely thrilled. Sometimes big justice comes in small packages, she said. This is a victory for Honda Civic owners everywhere. Honda hadnt seen the decision Wednesday afternoon but planned to issue a statement after it was reviewed, said spokesman Chris Martin. Peters, a former lawyer, hoped to inspire a flood of lawsuits by the other 200,000 owners of the Hybrid Honda Civic model sold in 2006. She said that if all 200,000 owners of the cars sued and won in small claims court, it could cost Honda Motor Co. $2 billion. See HONDA, page 2

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public, they let Wall Street investment banks handle everything. That means the initial stock price is reserved for big institutional investors, shutting out the average investor. The IPO filing casts a spotlight on some of Facebooks inner workings for the first time. Among other things, the documents reveal the amount of Facebooks revenue, its major shareholders, its growth opportunities and its concerns about its biggest competitive threats. The documents show, as expected, that Facebook is thriving. The company earned $668 million on revenue of $3.7 billion last year, according to the filing. Both figures nearly doubled from 2010. The company is a lot more profitable than we thought, said Kathleen Smith, principal of IPO investment advisory firm Renaissance Capital. Although she considered Facebooks numbers very impressive, she said Facebook needs to talk more about where

it sees its growth coming from. What new areas of business is it expecting to pursue beyond display ads? Whats not in the documents, yet, is Facebooks market value. That figure could hit $100 billion, based on Facebooks private valuations and the expectation that it will continue to grow at a rapid pace. Facebook also did not say what percentage of its shares it plans to sell. Facebook heads a class of Internet startups that have been going public during the past year. The early crop has included Internet radio service Pandora Media Inc., professional networking service LinkedIn Corp. and daily deals company Groupon Inc. Most of those Internet IPOs havent lived up to their lofty expectations. The list of disappointments includes Zynga Inc., which has built a profitable business by creating a variety of games to play on Facebook. Zyngas stock fell 5 percent below its IPO price on the first day of trading.

Bill would start POLICE Ohio schools REPORT after Labor Day Victim reports COLUMBUS (AP) being threatened Ohio lawmakers who want schools to wait until after by roommate Labor Day to start classes for
the year say that would help the states tourism industry. Republican State Rep. Bill Hayes says what he describes as the states third-largest industry loses business when schools reopen too early. The Columbus Dispatch reports a bill Hayes has cosponsored would give school districts a way to opt out on the post-Labor Day requirement. The same measure would determine the length of the school year based on the number of hours students are in class, not the number of days. At a state House hearing on Wednesday, a member of a central Ohio school board complained that provision would hurt education quality by allowing districts to cut weeks off the school calendar.

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She launched a web site, DontSettleWithHonda.org, and said she was contacted by hundreds of other car owners seeking guidance in how to file small claims suits if they opted out of a class-action case already filed. The upside of small claims court is that there are no attorneys fees and cases are decided quickly. Individual payments are far greater than in class-action cases. Hondas proposed classaction settlement would give aggrieved owners $100 to $200 each and a $1,000 credit toward the purchase of a new car. Legal fees in the class action case would give trial lawyers $8.5 million, Peters said. Legal experts had said it

was unlikely that all owners would take the small claims route because of the time and energy involved in pursuing such lawsuits. But it was a unique approach that could have an impact. Carnahan held two hearings on the claim in January. Peters claimed her car never came close to the promised 50 mpg and that it got no more than 30 miles per gallon when the battery began deteriorating. She still owns the car and wanted to be compensated for money lost on gas, as well as punitive damages, amounting to $10,000. A Honda technical expert who testified at an earlier hearing said the company was required by federal law to post the sticker estimating the highest mileage the car could get. But he said the mileage varied

on how the car was driven. The company said Peters was not deceived. A judge in San Diego County is due to rule in March on whether to approve Hondas class-action settlement. Members of the class have until Feb. 11 to accept or decline the deal. Small claims courts generally handle private disputes that do not involve large amounts of money. In many states, that means small debts, quarrels between tenants and landlords and contract disagreements. Attorneys arent usually there; in California, litigants arent allowed to have lawyers argue their case. The limit for small claims damages in California is $10,000. In other states it ranges from $2,500 to $15,000.


Common Pleas Court had a lighter than normal agenda Wednesday morning. Benjamin Hurley, 27, Van Wert, was placed on a year of community control and ordered to spend 180 days in the Van Wert County Jail on a charge of theft, a misdemeanor of the first degree. Judge Steele ordered Hurley pay restitution in the amount of $249.23 to the victim, $250 as partial reimbursement for his court appointed attorney and court costs. Hurley was given credit for 105 days jail which he had served on the charge awaiting final disposition of his case. Cody J. Edwards, 21, Saginaw, Texas, entered a


guilty plea to a charge of Vandalism a felony of the fourth degree for his part in the destruction of construction equipment at a windmill site in July of this year. Two other individuals, along with Edwards, were arrested for the destruction of a crane along with other lighting equipment which was property of Blattner Energy Company. Edwards will be ordered to make $58,000 restitution along with the other two parties for the damage done to the lighting equipment. Judge Steele ordered a pre-sentence investigation and scheduled sentencing for March 14. Edwards is

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being held in jail on a cash bond. Ford C. Wilson, 28, Van Wert, was granted judicial release from prison and placed on community control for a period of three years. Wilson, along with others, was arrested for a series of thefts from vehicles parked at the Van Wert County Fairgrounds, the breaking and entering of fair ground buildings along with buildings owned by the Van Wert County Foundation. Wilson was ordered to make restitution to the victims of the thefts. Dontrey E. Cooper, 29, Beechnut, Texas, entered a guilty plea to a bill of information charging him with a theft, a felony of the fifth degree. According to a statement made, Cooper allegedly pulled a phone scam on an elderly lady in Van Wert County, where he was able to get a large sum of money. Judge Steele ordered a pre-sentence investigation and scheduled sentencing for Feb. 29.

At 2:42 p.m. on Tuesday, Delphos Police were contacted by a resident of the 1000 block of Lima Avenue in reference to being threatened by a roommate. Upon speaking with the victim, officers were advised the victim was threatened by a roommate earlier in the day. Officers will present charg- Audrey B. es to the prosecutors officer for possible charges on the Vandemark roommate. May 14, 1917-Feb. 1, 2012 Audrey B. Vandemark, 94, of Elida and formerly of Spencerville, died at 4:30 a.m. Wednesday at Vancrest Delphos police are inves- Healthcare Center in Delphos. She was born May 14, tigating a pair of theft com1917, in Spencerville to plaints reported on Tuesday. At 3:18 p.m., Delphos William M. and Mildred Police were contacted by a (Bowers) Grunden. On Nov. 8, 1934, she marresident of the 900 block of North Jefferson Street in ref- ried Lawrence E. Vandemark, who died on Aug. 15, 1993. erence to a theft complaint. Survivors include son Upon speaking with the victim, officers were advised Donald L. Vandemark of someone had taken automo- Elida; daughter Jeannine bile parts from outside the (Byron) Nolan of Van Wert; sister Alma Tyo of Oakwood; residence. At 3:04 p.m., police were grandchildren LuAnn (Randy) contacted by a resident of Strayer of Spencerville, Kevin the 800 block of North Canal Vandemark of Lima, Dianna Street in reference to a theft (Jeff) Goecke of Spencerville, Deborah (John) Stetler of complaint. Upon speaking with the Cloverdale and Scott (Beth) victim, officers were advised Nolan of Venedocia; 15 greatsomeone had taken a televi- grandchildren; and 11 greatsion tower lying behind the great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death victims residence. by sister Hazel Jarman; and half brother Harry Rice. Mrs. Vandemark was a homemaker and had worked (Continued from page 1) at Aeroquip Manufacturing in whose officers arrested Brewer Van Wert. She was a member in 2009. We are swimming of Hartford Christian Church and its Friendly Circle, the in weed. Oregon and Washington Jolly Dozen Club and Chapter both allow users to possess 24 130 Order of Eastern Star in usable ounces, by far and away Spencerville. Services will begin at 1 p.m. the most. California allows Saturday at Thomas E. Bayliff eight ounces, but unlike most states, only counts the buds, Funeral Home, Pastor Robert the most potent part of the King officiating. Burial will plant. Most other states allow follow in Wright Cemetery in 2-3 ounces. Colorado allows Converse. Friends may call from 4-8 2 ounces, Maine 2.5 ounces, p.m. Friday at the funeral and Hawaii 3 ounces. George said the way the home. Memorial contributions law stands, medical marijuana may be made to Hartford growers can be growing year-round indoors dispos- Church Building Fund. ing of, and replenishing their stock from their plants and a stockpile of drying branches. How dry is dry in order to make it count? he said. Right now you can have 1.5 pounds per day every day of the month. That is crazy. Research done for the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency found that marijuana plants can yield 1 to 5 pounds dry weight, with the prized buds making up 18 percent and leaves 16 percent. Using those figures, the six plants per patient allowed in Oregon could amount to 2-10 pounds of buds and leaves, far more than the 1.5 pounds allowed. Marijuana clinic owner Paul Stanford said 1.5 pounds for the entire year would be enough for most people who smoke their medicine, but not for people who use it to bake cookies and the like. Whatever the legal amount, vulnerability to arrest remains.

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COLUMBUS (AP) A proposal to repeal Ohios contentious new election law will soon be introduced in the states Senate, the leader of the Republican-led chamber said Wednesday. The law trims early voting in the presidential battleground state, among other changes. Its been on hold since September, until voters can decide this fall whether it should be tossed out. Plans to replace the law are still being discussed, Senate President Tom Niehaus told reporters. The New Richmond Republican said its too early to tell whether any new legislation could be passed before Novembers general election. The states top election official has called for state lawmakers to scrap the election law, so that it wont appear on fall ballots. Secretary of State Jon Husted told local officials in a speech last week that a campaign about the details of the overhaul measure will confuse Ohioans at the same time election officials are trying to inform people how to vote. Husted, a Republican, welcomed Wednesdays news of an upcoming Senate bill that would repeal the law. He estimates that removing the referendum from ballots would save taxpayers $1 million. Husted has said he wants Ohio lawmakers to restart the process of writing a new bill after this years presidential election. But lawmakers are considering the possibility of replacing the law with multiple bills, Niehaus said. Senators have divided the elections law into three areas for further review, he said. They are looking at changes to the states petition process, local elections boards operations and early voting rules.

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Van Wert aggregation deal set at 18 percent

By ED GEBERT Times Bulletin Editor VAN WERT The discount through electrical aggregation has continued to increase, and now with a contract about to be signed, it appears that those taking part in the governmental aggregation program will save 18 percent on generation costs. Bill Bradish of Palmer Energy met with the Van Wert County Commissioners on Tuesday to sign some paperwork to be filed with the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) to certify the commissioners as the aggregator for the plan. Once the paperwork is filed, PUCO should approve it in 30 days. Once that is completed, then we will start the process of getting the databases of electrical customers and getting out the cards, Bradish told the commissioners. He was referring to cards which will go to everyone eligible to take part in the countys aggregation program, allowing people to opt out of the offer. Those would likely be delivered in mid-March to mid-April to county residents in areas that have already passed aggregation at the ballot box. The aggregation dealing began last fall with companies offering a three percent discount on the generation costs, but by November the competition for the market drove the discount rate up to eight percent, offering savings to electrical customers of nearly $70 each year. From that point, the offers grew to 11 percent, 15 percent, and now finally to 18 percent. Bradish commented simply, Its really a good deal. This aggregation program also helps the countys coffers as well as participating townships and municipalities. For each household that is a part of the countys aggregation program, the county will receive $10 grant money that will be split with the township or village. Bradish explained the agreement: We have pretty much finalized the deal with First Energy for this area. We are at a two-year contract with two two-year possible renewals. We do have a $10 per meter grant, and we have negotiated it for the other two periods also. So in other words, in two years when we negotiate another contract, we will get another $10 per meter, he said. Then in two years after that, as long as it is still First Energy, we will get the $10 grant. We have the ability within the two years, if someone comes up with a deal, we are free to renegotiate that. The deal is open to residential electrical customers who are not using a budget bill plan, and to small businesses using less than 700,00 kw per year and located in an area which has passed the aggregation legislation. According to Bradish, electrical customers who are already under contract with another company will not receive a card about the program. If a customer wishes to break a deal with another company and join the countys program, he needs to contact First Energy. There will be some penalty to get out of that contract, Bradish warned. People need to weigh that fee against the savings they would realize in the governmental program. Later on Tuesday, the commissioners met with Bruce Miller of Garmann


A is for apple, and B is for boat, That used to be right, but now it wont float! Age before beauty is what we once said, But lets be a bit more realistic instead.

The Alphabet for Seniors The New ABCs

D is for dental decay and decline, E is for eyesight, cant read that top line. F is for fissures and fluid retention, G is for gas which Id rather not mention. H high blood pressure Id rather it low; I for incisions with scars you can show. J is for joints, out of socket, wont mend, K is for knees that crack when they bend. Ls for Liver, is it still there, M is for memory, I forget what comes next. N is neuralgia, in nerves way down low; O is for osteo, bones that dont grow! P for prescriptions, I have quite a few, just give me a pill and Ill be good as new! Q is for queasy, is it fatal or flu? R is for reflux, one meal turns to two. S is for sleepless nights, counting my fears, T is for Tinnitus; bells in my ears!

Miller Architects to discuss possible changes to the Courthouse HVAC and dome restoration project. Last week, bids on the project came in far too high for the project to proceed as planned. County Commissioner Thad Lichtensteiger reported that work was still being done to finalize project plans, but the work will likely be pushed back until warmer weather. It appears that House Bill 300, which allows the county to borrow money to make energy-improving renovations against the estimated energy savings, may be the ticket to putting the work back on track. As it stands at this point, Bruce Miller is going to go back and talk with the apparent low-bid general contractor and find out if we can tweak that bid a little bit to incorporate some changes that we think can be made. We wont have to beef up some of the metal trusses so heavily, and it might allow him to lower his bid, Lichtensteiger said. When bids were opened on the project last week, the general construction bids were all far above the engineering estimate for the work, leading the commissioners to go back to Garmann Miller to come to a possible solution. As of now, the county could get the entire courthouse equipped with a heating, ventilation and air conditioning system with a $1.56 million price tag for around $100,000-$200,000 with about $800,000 in loans from House Bill 300, and money from Judge Charles Steeles special projects fund, along with some tinkering with the construction document requirements.

E - The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: Is it true that cable and other pay TV boxes that sit atop television sets consume massive amounts of energy, in part because they are always on, even when the TV is off? Sam Winston, Metarie, LA We hear a lot about how much energy modern day flat screen TV sets consume, but the innocuous set-top boxes that drive them, along with their built-in digital video recorders, may be even more to blame. A recent analysis conducted by the consulting firm Ecos on behalf of the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) found that the average new cable high-definition digital video recorder (HD-DVR) consumes more than half the energy of an average new refrigerator and more than an average new flatpanel television. Overall, settop boxes in the U.S. consume some 27 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity. This is equal to the annual output of six average (500 megawatt) coal-fired power plants and accounts for the emission of 16 million metric tons of carbon dioxide. Part of the reason these boxes are such energy hogs is they typically operate at nearly full power even during the two-thirds of the time when they are not actively in use driving TV screens or recording to built-in DVRs. As a nation, we spend $2 billion each year to power these boxes when they are not being actively used, reports NRDC. To make matters worse, American consumers have little if any choice about which s boxes they get from their cable or satellite service providers. Since the providers usually own the boxes yet dont have to pay consumers electric bills, they have little incentive to utilize or develop more efficient models. In Europe, Sky Broadcasting is beginning to distribute more

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House GOP bill would cut small business taxes

By ALAN FRAM Associated Press WASHINGTON House Republicans plan legislation granting small businesses and potentially nearly every company in the country a 20 percent income tax deduction, a GOP leader said Wednesday as the party stepped up its election-year competition with President Barack Obama over job creation. The tax cut would apply to every business with fewer than 500 employees, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., said in a memo released to reporters. If the bill makes no exceptions, that means the reduction would apply to 99.9 percent of the nations 27.3 million firms, according to Census Bureau data for 2008, the most recent year available. Companies of that size employ about half the countrys 121 million paid workers, the Census data shows. While there is no formal definition of a small business, most industries use 500 employees as the cutoff, as does the Small Business Administration when it conducts research, according to a Treasury Department paper issued last summer. The bill is to be introduced next month. An aide said the deduction would apply to businesses filing either indiBy LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press vidual tax returns, as many do, or corporate returns, but added that no decisions have been made about the measures price tag, how long the tax cut would last or other details. A deduction is an amount taxpayers can deduct from their income before they determine how much they owe in taxes. Cantor announced the proposal a day after Obama said lawmakers should quickly enact his own menu of tax breaks for small businesses, including some GOP-written measures that have already started moving in Congress. Illustrating the political stakes involved, Cantor emphasized that the GOP proposal would help small businesses retain and create new jobs and set a symbolic goal of approving the bill by midApril, when federal income taxes are due. I hope every Democrat will join us in passing the small business tax cut by April 15, he said. The dueling proposals let each party show it is trying to help an important constituency that is also popular with voters. Any eventual bipartisan agreement would also help them demonstrate that they are capable of cooperation, at a time when polls show the voters have record low opinions of lawmakers.

DEAR EDITOR: As members of the Delphos Public Library Board of Trustees, we would like to comment on information contained in a letter written by Margene Freund and published Jan. 27: Many libraries, including the Delphos Public Library, appreciate and accept donations of books and other media to supplement their collections. We have in the past and will continue in the future to purchase new materials based on need and on budgeted allocations and do not solely rely on donations to purchase those materials. The property on First Street was purchased in 2008 for the price of $60,000. Renovations to the building have totaled approximately $32,600, with generous awards from the Dienstberger Foundation covering $30,000 of that amount ($15,000 in 2008 and $15,000 in 2010). The library addition and all library facilities are for the benefit of and use by the local community and community-based groups. The 2011 Dienstberger Foundation grant will be used to fund a project that will add much-needed handicap accessibility to the east entrance of the library for library patrons and visitors. Library board members are chosen by a majority vote of the board and approved by our local school board. As a recent example of this process, after a board members retirement in December, the board received applications from qualified candidates and a new board member was chosen after an interview process, a majority vote by board members and approval by the Delphos City School Board. Despite steep funding cuts by the state in the last few years, the Delphos Public Library continues to successfully manage, through tough economic times via budget constraints and belt tightening. We pride ourselves on spending public money wisely while maintaining essential services, presenting facilities that are well maintained, having comfortable places to read and having enough friendly, knowledgeable librarians and staff to provide help when needed. As a board, we have high expectations for our library and hope that the public does as well. We want you to rely on your library for books and programs for your children. We want your library to be cutting edge with new technology and materials and want people to use the library as a place to read, to study, to relax, to hold meetings and gather for special events. There is a real future for public libraries in the Internet age. If education and lifelong learning are keys to opportunity for individuals and our community as a whole, your local public library serves those needs and serves them well. If you havent had a chance to visit lately, please make it a point to visit your Delphos Public Library; you wont be disappointed. We also invite anyone interested to attend our monthly board meetings held at 4 p.m. on the second Wednesday of every month in the Librarys First Edition meeting room located at 302 W. First St., Delphos. Respectfully submitted, Members of the Delphos Public Library Board of Trustees Ron Elwer Susan Kapcar Pat Poling Brad Rostorfer Jane Rutledge Leila Osting


Washington set to legalize gay marriage

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) The Washington state Senate passed a bill Wednesday night that would legalize same-sex marriage, setting the stage for the state to become the seventh to allow gay and lesbian couples to wed. The measure now heads to the House, which is expected to approve it and could take action on it as early as next week. Gov. Chris Gregoire supports the measure and has said she will sign it into law, though opponents have promised to challenge it at the ballot with a referendum. The packed public galleries burst into applause as the Senate passed the measure on a 28-21 vote after nearly an hour and a half of debate. Four Republicans crossed party lines and voted with majority Democrats for the measure. Three Democrats voted against it. Democratic Sen. Ed Murray, the bills sponsor, said he knew same-sex marriage is as contentious as any issue that this body has considered in its history. Lawmakers who vote against gay marriage are not, nor should they be accused of bigotry, he said. Nearly a dozen amendments were introduced, including several that passed that strengthen legal protections for religious groups and organizations. A handful were rejected, including one that would exempt photographers, cake decorators and other business owners who object to gay marriage from the law, and another that called for a referendum clause to be added to the bill. Sen. Dan Swecker, R-Rochester, argued that the proposed law alters the definition of marriage and will lead to the silencing of those who believe in traditional marriage.

Lawmakers: Stop insider attacks by Afghans

WASHINGTON The U.S. military provided sweeping details Wednesday of the problem of insider attacks by Afghan security forces against U.S. and other coalition troops, prompting lawmakers to call the screening process for Afghan forces tragically weak. Reacting to Pentagon data showing that 75 percent of the more than 45 insider attacks since 2007 occurred in the last two years, House members demanded that the U.S. intervene more quickly to suspicions that someone might be a threat. The screening and vetting has been tragically weak in picking up signs of threats after the Afghans joined either the Afghan National Security Force, or a private security contractor, said House Armed Services Committee Chairman Howard Buck McKeon, R-Calif. Defense officials said they have beefed up the vetting process, but warned that safeguards can be improved but there is no way to totally eliminate the problem. Wednesdays hearing By STEPHEN BRAUN Associated Press marked the first time defense officials have laid out the problem in such detail, prompted by the Jan. 20 shooting of four French troops by an Afghan soldier. France reacted by halting its training program and threatening to withdraw its forces from Afghanistan earlier than planned. And the incidents further erode support for the increasingly unpopular war in Afghanistan, and add more complications to the already difficult mission of U.S. forces. We can do more, said the committees ranking Democrat, Rep. Adam Smith of Washington, adding that the military must monitor for problems and err on the side of interceding sooner, rather than later. He said if someone isnt deemed 100 percent safe, then they should not be given a gun and placed so close to coalition troops. According to the Pentagon, most of the attackers acted out of personal motivation and were not controlled or directed by insurgent groups. The second most common circumstances involved insurgents impersonating or infiltrating Afghan security forces.

With the economy still in the doldrums and looming as the top issue in Novembers elections, Republicans have long embraced a broad taxcutting agenda. It includes reducing the top income tax rates paid by individuals and businesses from their current 35 percent to 25 percent. In the 2013 budget he will unveil this month, Obama plans to include a series of small business proposals, including some that the GOP has started pushing through Congress. He wants to eliminate capital gains taxes on investments in small businesses and extend for another year the ability of all businesses to immediately deduct their costs for purchasing equipment and software. He is also pushing a new 10 percent tax credit for small businesses that hire additional people or boost wages this year. Republicans have long charged that Obamas efforts to rebuild the economy, including the 2009 economic stimulus, have failed. On Wednesday, Cantor noted that several Obama proposals are GOP ideas. Weve been asking the president to join us to help small businesses, so were very excited about that and hopefully we can get something done, he said of the presidents proposal. The figures do not include an incident Wednesday in which an Afghan soldier shot and killed a NATO service member in southern Afghanistan. International forces and the Afghan army disagree on exactly what happened in the killing, with Afghans suggesting it may have been an accident. U.S. defense officials laid out the screening process for Afghan nationals who are brought in to provide security for U.S. forces. The programs include some improvements made after an attack at Forward Operating Base Frontenac in March 2011 that killed two U.S. soldiers and wounded four others. Since that killing, the U.S. has directed commanders to conduct random checks on private security companies to ensure all of their personnel are properly screened, including all of the biometric requirements. Commanders have to do weekly biometric screenings of local nationals to compare against watch lists. The parents of a soldier killed in the March 2011 incident Spc. Rudy Acosta attended the hearing. Acosta was from McKeons congressional district.

One Year Ago St. Johns High School English teacher Sue Knippen congratulated Brice Schulte, the local and district winner of the VFW Voice of Democracy contest. Schulte placed sixth at the state level. Students record their speeches for judging and are rated on originality and delivery. He is the son of Duane and Linda Schulte. 25 Years Ago 1987 Seven freshmen and a sophomore joined the Honor Students during a recent Jefferson Senior High School incentive award assembly. The students are freshmen, Shirley Gilbert, Staci Macwhinney, Jodi Best, Amy Stant, Stacey Sterling, Chris Renner, Kathy Grothouse and Ryan Morris, sophomore. Three members of Elida Future Farmers of America, Tony Rode, Eric Martin and Denny Jay, recently participated in the sub-district speaking contest at Allen East High School. Rode received a gold rating in the beginning prepared speaking contest. Martin received a gold rating on his extemporaneous speech. Jay, a freshmen, receiving a silver rating. The first 16 minutes of Saturday nights roundball game between visiting St. John Blue Jays and the Continental Pirates went as predicted. But when the game ended, the Jays showed they possessed the determination and skill to win as they pulled away from the home team for a 65-50 win. Mike Williams led the way with 20 markers, Craig Allemeier put in 14, Dave Wieging 12 and Dave Etgen 10. 50 Years Ago 1962 Winners in the world affairs test sponsored by the Delphos Rotary Club were announced Thursday by Robert H. Christy, superintendent of Delphos Schools and chairman of the Rotary committee in charge. Patricia Pohlman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Francis Pohlman, Spencerville, and Robert Hiett, son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Hiett were winners at Delphos St. Johns High School. Elaine Pollock, daugh-


ter of Mr. and Mrs. Homer Pollock, and Ed Porter, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Porter, were the winners at Delphos Jefferson. The Womens Society of World Service of the Delphos Evangelical Church will be in full charge of the regular morning worship service on Feb. 4, according to Rev. Walter Marks, pastor. The service will be highlighted by a playlet, A Curious Case in Chancery, under the direction of Mrs. Fred Kiggins. Gertrude Gerdeman welcomed the members of the Charity Workers Club and one guest, Mrs. Gregory Wiechart, to her home on North Washington Street for an evening of cards. Games of 500 were enjoyed with high honors going to Mrs. Arthur Mueller. Mrs. Gilbert Brandehoff and Mrs. John Metzner, Sr., received the traveling prizes.

Romney stock trades clash with divestment pledge

WASHINGTON During his presidential campaign in 2007, Republican candidate Mitt Romney promised that a trust overseeing his financial portfolio would shed any investments that conflicted with GOP positions toward Iran, China, stem cell research and other issues. But Romneys family trusts kept some of those stocks and repeatedly bought new investments in similar holdings as recently as 2010, when they were sold in advance of his latest White House campaign, a detailed review of Romneys financial records by The Associated Press shows. Recently disclosed 2010 tax returns for three family trust funds for Romney, his wife, Ann, and their adult children show scores of trades in such investments, worth more than $3 million when the holdings were all sold in 2010. A Romney campaign spokeswoman, Andrea Saul, said the former Massachusetts governor has no control over the investments made by his blind trust but the trustee has tried to manage the trades in a manner consistent with Gov. Romneys publicly expressed positions. The continual trading between 2006 and 2010 raises questions about why the investments continued for three years even after Romney said the trust would sell off any conflicted holdings, during a period when Romney has sought to convince voters of his conservative Republican values. The trades also raise questions about whether any of the transactions were vetted for possible conflicts or purposes of political perception before they were made. Financially, these would seem to be completely legitimate investments, said Thomas B. Cooke, a professor of business law at Georgetown University and former president of the National Society of Tax Professionals. But for someone running for president, theres also a smell test. Romneys spokeswoman would not respond to questions about the timing or vetting of his investments in his blind trust. She said, however, that the lawyer running the trust occasionally makes adjustments in holdings with Romneys positions in mind. Romney has kept many of his investments in a trust he describes as blind since he entered the Massachusetts governors race in 2002. The trust is designed to eliminate conflicts of interest by preventing Romney from knowing about trades made on his behalf and from making specific financial decisions. A Boston attorney who runs the trust oversees Romneys far-flung holdings in stocks, mutual funds and securities. Romney can set the general direction of his finances, Cooke and other tax experts said. Romney made that clear in August 2007, as he tried to quell a growing furor about his ownership of some stocks that clashed with Republican positions on Iran, China and other issues. The trustee of the blind trust has said publicly that he will endeavor to make my investments conform to my positions, and I have confidence that he will do that well, Romney said in 2007. The lawyer heading Romneys trust, R. Bradford Malt, had said earlier in 2007 that he was trying to eliminate conflicts between Romneys holdings and his policy positions. In some cases, though, it took more than three years for Romneys trust to sell off stocks in companies whose operations appeared to be problematic for him. The AP review of Romneys capital gains financial statements indicate that he lost about $70,000 on the trades.

75 Years Ago 1937 An announcement is being made of the retirement of J. J. Kissell from J. J. Kissell and Sons. The action took place Feb. 1. The Kissell Brothers, Theodore, Harry B. and William, will continue to operate the poultry and egg business. J J. Kissell will continue to operate the ice business at Columbus Grove. William Kissell is in charge of the firms business in Delphos. The Auxiliary of the American Legion will hold a benefit card party in the Legion hall Feb. 9. The public is extended a cordial invitation to attend. The proceeds will be for the benefit of the flood sufferers. The following are members of the committee in charge: Clara Rupert, chairman; Mayme Berry, Clara Dunn, Beulah Zenz, Martha Miller, Helen Fiedler, Frances Youngpeter and Dorothy E. Hotz. The Merry Workers Club, organized by the English class of the seventh grade students at Fort Jennings, will hold their initial meeting on Wednesday. The club has elected the following officers: Kenneth Schimmoeller, president; Ethel Marie Klausing, vice president; Betty Calvelage, secretary; and Elmer Suever, treasurer. Hilda Ball, teacher, is in charge.


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Area residents make presidents, deans list at UT

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TODAY 5-7 p.m. The Interfaith Thrift Shop is open for shopping. 6:30 p.m. Delphos Ladies Club, Trinity United Methodist Church. 7 p.m. Delphos Emergency Medical Service meeting, EMS building, Second Street. 7:30 p.m. Delphos Chapter 23, Order of Eastern Star, meets at the Masonic Temple, North Main Street. FRIDAY 7:30 a.m. Delphos Optimist Club meets at the A&W Drive-In, 924 E. Fifth St. 11:30 a.m. Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff Street. 1-4 p.m. Interfaith Thrift Store is open for shopping. SATURDAY 9 a.m.-noon Interfaith Thrift Store is open for shopping. St. Vincent DePaul Society, located at the east edge of the St. Johns High School parking lot, is open. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Delphos Postal Museum is open. 12:15 p.m. Testing of warning sirens by Delphos Fire and Rescue 1-3 p.m. Delphos Canal Commission Museum, 241 N. Main St., is open. 7 p.m. Bingo at St. Johns Little Theatre. SUNDAY 1-3 p.m. The Delphos Canal Commission Museum, 241 N. Main St., is open. MONDAY 11:30 a.m. Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff Street. 7 p.m. Delphos City Council meets at the Delphos Municipal Building, 608 N. Canal St. Delphos Parks and Recreation board meets at the recreation building at Stadium Park. Washington Township trustees meet at the township house.

The following local residents were among nearly 800 students from The University of Toledo who made the Fall 2011 Presidents List for their outstanding academic accomplishments: Elida Marianne Conrad, speech language pathology Joseph Siefker, construction engineering technology Fort Jennings Lauren Kleman, pre-pharmacy The presidents list recognizes full-time undergraduate students who earn a 4.0 GPA for the semester. The following local residents were among more than 3,000 students from The University of Toledo who made the Fall 2011 Deans List for their academic accomplishments: Elida Jeremy Dunlap, construction engineering technology Delphos Cody DeLong, construction engineering technology Derrick Erman, pre-pharmacy April Grothouse, undecided Stephanie Knippen, nursing Alicia Koester, middle childhood education Ottoville Laura Becker, speech language pathology Drew Bendele, mechanical engineering technology Matthew Hoffman, mechanical engineering technology Derek Koester, athletic training Eric Ricker, adolescent and young adult education

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Blue Jays pick up two wins at LCC tri-match

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LIMA The St. Johns wrestlers did not meet their expectations Wednesday night at Lima Central Catholic tri-match. They came away with the two wins over Allen East and LCC but most of their wins came from filling their roster. St. Johns placed fifth at the Thunderbird Invitational this past weekend wrestling at high levels but Wednesday was a different story. In the first match, the Jays paired up with Allen East and won 54-24. In the second match, St. Johns took down LCC 49-22. In the third match, the Thunderbirds took the win over the Mustangs 28-27. The Blue Jays had one wrestler with two wins on the night: Will Buettner. Buettner pinned Seth Gehle from Allen East and then turned around and took down Vincent Fosburgh from LCC in less than a minute and a half. In the first match, St. Johns wrestler Logan Heiing pinned Jonathan Cox from Allen East to give his team six points. In the second match, Justin Siefker, Wes Buettner, Luke Wrasman and Adam Haunhorst all picked up wins for the Blue Jays. I am not happy with how we wrestled today; we won on the scoreboard by defaults, not with the way we wrestled, St. Johns coach Derek Sterling said. There were seniors that needed to step up and if these kids dont get it together in practice, we are going to have a hard rest of the season and our goals will not be reached. The host of the tri-meet finished with a close win against Allen East in the final matchup of the night. The Thunderbird

BLANCHARD VALLEY CONFERENCE Arlington 6-0 Leipsic 5-0 Vanlue 5-1 Liberty-Benton 4-1 Pandora-Gilboa 3-3 McComb 2-4 Arcadia 2-4 Cory-Rawson 1-5 Van Buren 1-5 Hardin-Northern 0-6 MIDWEST ATHLETIC CONFERENCE Fort Recovery 5-0 New Bremen 4-1 St. Johns 4-1 Versailles 3-2 Minster 3-2 St. Henry 2-3 New Knoxville 2-3 Marion Local 1-4 Coldwater 1-4 Parkway 0-5 NORTHWEST CENTRAL CONFERENCE Fairbanks 4-1 Ridgemont 4-1 Lima Temple Christian2-2 Waynesfield-Goshen 2-2 Riverside 2-2 Perry 2-3 Upper Scioto Valley 2-3 Marion Catholic 0-4

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NORTHWEST CONFERENCE Lima Central Catholic 5-0 Ada 4-1 Columbus Grove 4-1 Spencerville 3-2 Paulding 3-2 Crestview 2-3 Lincolnview 2-3 Bluffton 2-3 Allen East 0-5 Jefferson 0-5

12-2 12-2 10-3 9-5 8-6 9-5 7-8 3-11 4-10 1-13 12-1 10-3 10-6 5-9 8-5 4-10 4-10 3-11

St. Johns senior Logan Looser grapples with Allen Easts J.R. Conyers during tri-meet action at LCC Wednesday night. The Blue Jays garnered two match wins. wrestlers who picked up wins Wednesday night were: Zach Ellsworth, Brandon McCormick, Jake Tremoulis, Bobby Sunderhaus, David Gremling, Vincent Fosburgh and Jack Huffman. Gremling picked up two wins for the Thunderbirds, pinning Logan Heiing from St. Johns in his first match and then taking down Grant Criblez (Allen East) in overtime by a 3-1 decision. It was a nice win for us over Allen East because usually we are the one with the smaller team but we won by forfeit but still got the win, LCC coach Pat Murphy said. Gremling is one of the only kids that has beaten Criblez, so we were proud of the way he wrestled tonight. The Mustangs fell to St. Johns and LCC due to their lack of wrestlers on their roster. Allen East has just eight wrestlers to fill up the 14 weight classes. Its pretty tough to win when you only have eight weight classes filled, Allen East coach Mike Abbey said. The kids that did wrestle, they wrestled fairly well and we went head-to-head with both teams but its hard to win a match when you only have half of the weight classes filled. Tyler Baker, Colt Lovejoy and Max AcaAdoo all picked up two wins for the Mustangs. John Conyers, Criblez and Izak Ackcman had one win to add. St. Johns will host Spencerville and Tinora Tuesday. The Blue Jays will also welcome a special guest that evening, Dr. Samuel C. Brewer, the first wrestling coach at the school. Dr. Brewer started the wrestling program in the 1968-69 season. His first team had a record of 3-5-1. Joining Dr. Brewer on this special occasion will be members of that first wrestling team and their families.
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PUTNAM COUNTY LEAGUE 4-1 Leipsic Columbus Grove 3-1 Miller City 4-1 Fort Jennings 1-3 Kalida 2-2 Pandora-Gilboa 1-3 Continental 1-2 Ottoville 0-3

THREE RIVERS ATHLETIC CONF. Tol. Whitmer 7-2 13-2 Tol. Cent. Cath. 7-2 11-3 Tol. St. Johns Jes. 7-2 10-4 Findlay 5-3 9-4 Fremont Ross 4-5 7-7 Lima Senior 2-6 2-10 Oregon Clay 2-7 5-10 Tol. St. Francis DeS. 1-8 1-12 WESTERN BUCKEYE LEAGUE Defiance 5-0 14-0 Elida 4-1 13-2 Bath 4-1 12-3 Van Wert 4-1 10-3 Ottawa-Glandorf 4-1 10-4 Celina 1-4 6-8 St. Marys 1-4 5-9 Wapakoneta 1-4 4-10 Shawnee 1-4 4-11 Kenton 0-5 5-8

11-4 9-5 9-4 5-8 5-9 6-8 5-9 3-12


Spencerville Ada Lincolnview Paulding ATHLETIC 6-0 5-1 5-2 4-2 4-3 3-3 2-4 2-4 0-6 0-6 12-3 12-3 12-3 11-3 11-4 9-6 11-5 8-8 6-10 4-9 Northwest Ohio Girls Basketball Standings 2011-2012 League All Games Through Feb. 1 MIDWEST CONFERENCE Marion Local Fort Recovery New Knoxville Minster Versailles Coldwater St. Johns St. Henry Parkway New Bremen 3-3 2-4 1-5 1-5 6-9 8-8 5-11 3-11

PUTNAM COUNTY LEAGUE X - Ottoville 6-0 16-0 Leipsic 4-2 10-5 Miller City 3-3 9-4 Kalida 2-2 9-7 Pandora-Gilboa 2-4 8-7 Columbus Grove 2-4 7-8 Continental 2-4 5-9 Fort Jennings 2-4 5-11 X - League Champion THREE RIVERS CONFERENCE Tol. Notre Dame Acad. Tol. Cent. Cath. Lima Senior Findlay Tol. Whitmer Toledo St. Ursula Oregon Clay Fremont Ross ATHLETIC 9-0 8-2 7-3 5-5 3-7 3-7 1-8 2-8 11-4 10-5 11-4 7-8 8-8 7-9 1-14 2-12

Of Super Bowl week and how it applies to life

This is a perfect reason the 2-week hiatus between the conference championship games and the Super Bowl is far too long. Rob Gronkowski, the New Patriots Pro Bowl tight end, suffered a high ankle sprain during their 23-20 defeat of Baltimore in the AFC title game 10 days ago. That has been a hot topic since; will he play or wont he? Fair enough. However, the press conference that was held Tuesday had him answer that same question or some variation at least 10 times. How ridiculous; how many times does he have to say the same thing over and over before they get the fact that he is day-to-day? In other words, can they not hear? Right now, no one knows if he will play for sure. After all, I have read several places that it takes 4-6 weeks to recover fully from this type of injury. I am sure this is why the NFL decided to make Super Bowl week last two weeks; they wanted to give every banged-up player a chance to heal and be ready to go. OK, I can buy some of that. Heck, it was announced that Ahmad Bradshaw has been playing the last two months with a broken foot and in our best Maxwell Smart impersonation loving it! My guess is that Mr. Gronkowski

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Lady Racers seize road win DEARBORN, Mich. The University of Northwestern Ohio womens basketball team took the lead over midway through the first half against the University of MichiganDearborn Wednesday night and went on to an 87-71 Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference triumph at UMD Fieldhouse. A basket by Rebecca Puckett (15 points, 5 boards) at 8:20 of the first half gave the Lady Racers (13-11, 7-5 WHAC) a 22-20 lead. That started a 9-0 run and propelled the visitors on for the rest of the half as they led 44-33 at halftime courtesy of a 3-pointer from Shaye Warman (16 markers, 7 caroms, 5 assists) with 6.1 seconds to go. The Lady Racers lead never fell below five from then on and they began to take command as the second half wore on, taking a 77-55 edge on a deuce by Puckett at 5:50.

Amanda Francis led the Racers with 20 counters. They connected on 37-of-62 shots (3-of-12 long range) for 59.7 percent and 10o-f13 free throws (76.9%). They added 44 boards (15 offensive); 16 assists, 10 steals (Angie Cates and Saige Meyer 3 each), 18 turnovers and only six fouls. Leading UMD (3-19, 2-10 WHAC) were Ashley Fausneaucht with 16, Kelly DeFauw 15 and Danielle Cowart 11. They compiled 30-of-73 shooting (5-of-24 downtown) for 41.1 percent and 6-of-9 at the line (66.7%); 26 caroms, 15 offensive (Jaclyn Hood 6), 17 assists (DeFauw 5), 11 steals (Brittany Teets 5), 12 miscues and 10 fouls. On the mens side, the Racers were upended 63-53. Tops for the Racer men (6-18, 1-11 WHAC) were Todd Watkins with 16 and Jake Bolyard 14. They amassed statistics such as: 22-of-59 shooting (5-of-25 3-pointers)

for 37.3 percent and 4-of-7 singles (57.1%); 28 rebounds, 15 offensive (Watkins and Jon Slagle 6 each), 12 assists (Johnny Elliott and Chris Comity 3), eight steals (Elliott, Bolyard, Watkins 2), 13 errors and 12 fouls. For UMD (1-23, 1-11), Julius Porter poured in 23 markers, along with 13 from Doug Sharples and 12 by Julius Balazs. They connected on 23-of-42 fielders (4-of11 downtown) for 56.1 percent and 13-of-14 at the line (92.9%). They totaled 28 caroms, six offensive (Sharples 9), 16 dimes (Eddie Johnson 4), eight thefts (Sharples 4), 15 turnovers and nine fouls. ---Mount St. Joseph shuts down Bluffton in 72-45 win over Beavers By Martin Kluk Sports information intern CINCINNATI, Ohio - The Bluffton womens basketball team fell to the Lions

will play if you can crawl, you play in this game but to keep asking the same question ad nauseam is, well, nauseating. How many times can Bill I Have No Personality Belichick be asked and answer the same question before reporters start foaming at the mouth and speaking gibberish? QUIT IT! It seems that Peyton Mannings status next year with the Indianapolis Colts has also taken center stage, ever more so than his brother, Eli, playing in his second Super Bowl. Do I blame the elder Manning for this? No; he got caught up in some bickering that his owner, Jim Irsay, started and he responded. That is expected because Peyton is no shrinking violet and he is an ultimate competitor. My idea is that Peyton wants all the focus on his brother playing in SB 46 and then, when the game is over and the celebration dies down, then let the attention be on what the Colts will or wont do with Manning and his $28 million roster

bonus due in a month or so. Unfortunately, that is probably expecting too much for too many in the media: perspective, balance, keeping the attention where it belongs for the biggest game in pro football. I guess I might be a little peeved if I were Eli; I still cant get out from under the shadow of my older brother! Not only that, everyone is focusing on how Tom Brady played such a terrible game yes, for him, it WAS terrible! against the Ravens and how he wont let that happen again. As well as how Mr. Brady will want to get revenge on Eli and the Giants for their spoiling the Patriots run to perfection four years ago. Eli reminds me a little bit of that old Rodney Dangerfield bit: I get no respect! Expect him to have extra motivation come 6:29 p.m. or whenever the heck the kickoff is Sunday. I am looking forward to the commercials that day! Are you? Its the only game where fans dont automatically head for the refrigerator unless you can send some poor schnook or the bathroom or even their e-mail. Ah, such is life on the National Holiday I. The second is NFL Draft Day. Did I reel you on with the title of this column? Enjoy, folks.

NORTHWEST CENTRAL CONFERENCE Y - Upper Scioto Valley 6-0 13-3 Fairbanks 5-1 5-11 Waynesfield-Goshen 4-1 7-8 Riverside 2-3 5-13 Perry 2-3 3-10 Ridgemont 0-5 3-12 Marion Catholic 0-5 Lima Temple Christian 0-3 0-6 Y - Clinched at least share of Conference title NORTHWEST CONFERENCE Crestview 5-1 Jefferson 5-1 Lima Central Catholic 4-2 Allen East 3-3 Bluffton 3-3 Columbus Grove 3-3 11-4 10-6 11-6 8-8 7-9 7-8

WESTERN BUCKEYE LEAGUE Bath 6-0 14-2 Shawnee 5-1 12-3 Celina 5-1 11-3 Wapakoneta 4-2 9-6 Kenton 3-3 10-4 Van Wert 3-3 9-8 Elida 2-4 4-13 Ottawa-Glandorf 1-5 5-11 St. Marys 1-5 3-13 Defiance 0-6 1-13

Tuesday Merchant Jan. 24, 2012 Surveyors 32-16 Adams Automotive 32-16 Caballeros 30-18 Ace Hardware 29-19 Topp Chalet 28-20 Delphos Sporting Goods 24-24 R C Connections 20-28 Unverferth Mfg. 17-31 Kerns Ford 16-32 Men over 200 Jerry Mericle 202, Don Honigford 201, Mike Hughes 225, Don Rice 224-244, Sean Hulihan 222, Mike Schleeter 228, Todd Merricle 206, Scott Scalf 234-234, Matt Metcalfe 201, Denny Dyke 239-223, John Adams 235-253-231, Larry Etzkorn 205, Bruce VanMetre 213-215-235, Alex VanMetre 210-247-269, Zach Sargent 211-214-267, Kyle Early 279-300, Russ Wilhelm 201-212, Josh DeVelvis 209, Bruce Haggard 211-212, Lenny Klaus 236, Dave Moenter 248-252-222, Jason Mahlie 228-205, John Jones 250, John Allen 221, Carter Prine 205, Joe Geise 246, David Newman 226-237-244. Men over 550 Mike Hughes 570, Don Rice 657, Sean Hulihan 583, Scott Scalf 655, Denny Dyke 644, John Adams 719, Larry Etzkorn 574, Bruce VanMetre 663, Alex VanMetre 726, Zach Sargent 692, Kyle Early 758, Russ Wilhelm 574, Bruce Haggard 590, Lenny Klaus 582, Dave Moenter 722, Jason Mahlie 618, John Jones 617, John Allen 560, Joe Geise 619, David Newman 707. Wednesday Industrial Jan. 25, 2012 Topp Chalet 46-2 Neideckens 26-22 D R C 13th Frame Lounge 24-24 K&M Tire 24-24 D&D Grain 24-24 Rustic Cafe 24-24 Villager Tavern 22-26 Cabos 20-28 Delphos Restaurant Supply 18-30 Moes Dougout 12-36 Men over 200 Armando Alverez 214, Matt Lautzenheiser 230, Bob White 237, Don Honigford 201-235, Rick Schuck 233, Frank Miller 258-201, Joe Geise 208-219, Charlie Lozano 216, John Allen 227, John Jones 248, Clint Harting 221, Shawn Stabler 207-205-234, Dave Kreischer 222, Brian Schaadt 203-213, Brent Hollar 231, Matt Elling 212, Bruce Clayton 216, Dan Kleman 201, Lee Schimmoller 256, Justin Rahrig 226, Matt Hoffman 202-205, Josh DeVelvis 201-205, Shane Schimmoller 235, Lenny Hubert 296, Mike Eversole 204202, Sean Hulihan 211, Terry Trentman 210, Don Rice 217, Brian Gossard 215-204, Bruce VanMetre 238-245. Men over 550 Matt Lautzenheiser 569, Ben Jones 577, Bob White 598, Don Honigford 614, Frank Miller 647, Joe Geise 617, John Allen 604, John Jones 585, Clint Harting 599, Shawn Stabler 646, Dave Kreischer 554, Brian Schaadt 605, Brent Hollar 602, Lee Schimmoller 609, Justin Rahrig 557, Matt Hoffman 599, Josh DeVelvis 605, Shane Schimmoller 552, Lenny Hubert 673, Mike Eversole 587, Sean Hulihan 558, Don Rice 566, Brian Gossard 608, Bruce VanMetre 683. Thursday National Jan. 26, 2012

of Mount St. Joseph (72-45) on Wednesday. The Beavers dropped their second game in a row, after five consecutive victories, slipping to 7-13 overall and 5-8 in the HCAC. MSJ improved to 3-17 on the season (3-10 HCAC). Tough defense on both sides was the name of the game during the first four minutes until senior Alicia Amis (Woodstock/Mechanicsburg) got to the hoop for a 2-0 lead. The Lions went up 10-6 but six straight points from junior Lauren Hutton (New Riegel) gave Bluffton a 14-12 advantage with 9:14 left in the half. The Beavers then went ice cold from the field and struggled mightily through the end of the first period as MSJ outscored Bluffton 15-1. During Mounts run, the Beavers committed seven turnovers and misfired on all 10 of their shot attempts.
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C B 97 30-18 D R C Big Dogs 30-18 K-M Tire 30-18 Bowersock Hauling 28-20 VFW 26-22 Day Metals 24-24 First Federal 22-26 Wannemachers 22-26 Westrich 18-30 Men over 200 Lenny Klaus 224, Zach Sargent 247, Mark Biedenharn 232, Dave Moenter 225-258, Jason Mahlie 237-207-245, John Jones 210210, Doug Milligan Jr. 204, Dan Yoakam 205, Andrew Schimmoller 247-245, Don Eversole 206, Bruce VanMetre 300-257-216, Jeff Menke 207, Randy Ryan 239, Frank Miller 245-247-203, Tim Koester 233215, Ted Wells 221-225-222, Brad Thornburgh 212-224, Lenny Hubert 255-222, Rob Ruda 236-240, Scott German 216, Brian Gossard 213219, Jeff Lawrence 257-227, Jim Bryan 215-211, Jim Meeks 221, Tom Schulte 203-226, Chuck Verhoff 205-211, Dave Knepper 203, Todd Menke 201, Dave Miller 225-234. Men over 550 Lenny Klaus 562, Zach Sargent 639, Mark Biedenharn 556, Dave Moenter 664, Jason Mahlie 689, John Jones 577, Doug Milligan Jr. 582, Andrew Schimmoller 682, Don Eversole 596, Bruce VanMetre 773, Randy Ryan 601, Frank Miller 695, Tim Koester 639, Ted Wells 668, Brad Thornburgh 626, Doug Milligan Sr. 559, Lenny Hubert 666, Rob Ruda 660, Scott German 564, Brian Gossard 594, Jeff Lawrence 640, Jim Bryan 582, Jim Meeks 578, Tom Schulte 559, Chuck Verhoff 603, Dave Miller 641.


Bradshaw playing in pain with broken bone in foot

By TOM CANAVAN The Association Press INDIANAPOLIS Ahmad Bradshaw is playing in pain and loving every second of it. The Giants running back has played the last eight games with a broken bone in his right foot and there is no way the injury is going to keep him out of Sundays Super Bowl against the Patriots. Its just the love of the game, man, he said. I dont like missing games for nothing. I have been fighting pain for a long time. No matter what it is I got that niche, man. I like pain. Bradshaw hasnt put up big numbers this season but statistics arent what he brings to the offense. The fifth-year pro brings a toughness that teammates respect. His foot hurts so much during the week that he practices only one day. When he shows up on game day, though, hes a different player. The pain is blocked out and he bites his lip and runs at, around and through defenses. This isnt the first time, either. Bradshaw played most of the 2009 season with two bad feet and had surgery three times after the season to insert screws in the fifth metatarsals of both feet and clean up some
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Thursday, February 2, 2012

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Twelve local karate kids from Packs Champion Karate Center in Fort Jennings competed in the Martin Luther King Karate Tournament in Ottawa, bringing home six 2 1/2-foot trophies, 18 gold, 9 silver and 13 bronze medals. The students competed in weapons, form, fighting, synchronized team events and team fighting. Elevenyear-old Jamien Pack, a green belt intermediate student, stepped up to the Junior Black Belt Girls division and earned the title of Jr. Black Belt Girls Grand Champion by winning 1st place in weapons and form and 2nd place in fighting. Jamien is the daughter of karate instructor Diane Pack, 4th Degree Black Belt owner and operator of Packs Champion Karate Center. CKC accepts students as young as age 3 into their Kinder-Karate program and entered four of these tiny karate kids into the 5 and under division. Four-year-old Dylan Tumlinson won 1st place in weapons, 2nd place in form and 3rd place in fighting, while 5-year-old Brandt Menke won two 3rd-place bronze medals and 4-year-old first-time competitor Jackson Bidlack took home two 2nd-place silver medals. In the picture, Kyle Norbeck, age 9, left (orange belt); Eric Wieging, age 8, and Jamien Pack, entered the team events of synchronized weapons and form and team fighting, winning first place in all three, against three other area martial arts schools. Behind is instructor Diane Pack.

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junk in his right ankle. Bradshaw broke the fifth metatarsal in his right foot again against the Dolphins in late October. He was X-rayed during the game and returned despite the presence of a fracture. Bradshaw missed four games after being hurt against the Dolphins and returned against the Green Bay Packers on Dec. 4. He rushed for 38 yards and caught two passes for 9 yards but his return seemed to rekindle a running game that had struggled most of the season. Since his return, the running game has gained at least 100 yards in five games and had no less than 85 in the other three. Its been far from a great season for Bradshaw. After rushing for 1,235 yards and eight TDs last year, hes been limited to 659 yards and nine touchdowns. He has also caught two touchdown passes. Bradshaw said he has not been bothered by his feet since his freshman year in college. The good news for the Giants is that he has had two weeks to rest for the Super Bowl rematch with the Patriots and his feet arent feeling bad at this point. He said he has been able to get out of bed and not walk around in pain and Wednesday he broke his recent trend and practiced on a

limited basis. Since returning, he had practiced only on Fridays to get his feet under him and then took part in the Saturday walkthroughs. Bradshaw doesnt know whether he will need more surgery after the season. His last one came in February when he had his left ankle cleaned out. Trainers have told him the medicine is helping the bone grow back in his foot but its too early to tell whether the right foot will be cut again. Fellow running back Brandon Jacobs knows the scatback who runs like a big man will be ready on game day. He wants to come out here and give you all hes got, Jacobs added. If he has it in him, you are going to get it from him. I look up to him. He is an inspiration to me to see how he plays. Once his adrenaline is pumping, he feels no pain.
Pats DE Ellis ends tumultuous year in Super Bowl: The call came in the early morning hours, jarring Shaun Ellis from a deep sleep. Two buddies were on the line with some news that would shake the veteran defensive end even more. His best friend, Yusef Jenkins, was dead, shot five times in an altercation that began when he returned a car seat to the mother of his child in Anderson, S.C., where he and Ellis grew up. They were like, Yusef is gone. Hes dead. Im like, Hes dead? Stop playing, Ellis recalled. And, sure

enough, it was a true story. The funeral was four days later and Ellis went home to pay his respects. He and I grew up together since we were knee high, Ellis said. We always played sports together basketball, football, baseball. He was my teammate. It definitely hit me very hard to go see him buried. Ellis still holds thoughts of his friend close to his heart as he prepares to take the field Sunday for the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl. Hes done it all season as a way to honor Jenkins and to keep himself motivated on the field. The killing was part of a tumultuous year where Ellis gained a son, was sent packing from a job he held for more than a decade and was hired for a new one under Bill Belichick in New England. He also had hip surgery and his mother had quadruple bypass. But it is his friend who stays closest to his mind. Ellis, who was let go by the New York Jets after 11 seasons, was signed by the Patriots after the NFL lockout ended. He quickly bonded with his new teammates, who soon learned the reason he sometimes seemed deep in thought. They did what they could to help. Ellis has tried to focus on the bright spots in a year he will always remember. Among them was the birth of his fourth child, his son, Bryson. And then there was the morning in August when he was getting his kids ready for school. He usually doesnt answer if he doesnt recognize the callers number. This time, he said, something just said, answer the phone. So he did. Shaun, this is Bill. Im like, Bill? Belichick? Ellis recalled. Hes like, Yeah, yeah. Everything else is history. He had other opportunities but chose the Patriots because he felt they had the best chance to win a championship. He admitted that it was weird to switch over to the Jets fierce rivals but said he was welcomed warmly, particularly by offensive players who were happy they wouldnt have to face him twice a season.

The Associated Press EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB Philadelphia 16 6 .727 Boston 11 10 .524 4 1/2 New York 8 13 .381 7 1/2 New Jersey 8 15 .348 8 1/2 Toronto 7 16 .304 9 1/2 Southeast Division W L Pct GB Atlanta 16 6 .727 Miami 16 6 .727 Orlando 13 9 .591 3 Washington 4 18 .182 12 Charlotte 3 20 .130 13 1/2 Central Division W L Pct GB Chicago 18 6 .750 Indiana 15 6 .714 1 1/2 Milwaukee 10 11 .476 6 1/2 Cleveland 8 12 .400 8 Detroit 4 20 .167 14 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB Dallas 14 9 .609 San Antonio 14 9 .609 Houston 12 10 .545 1 1/2 Memphis 11 10 .524 2 New Orleans 4 18 .182 9 1/2 Northwest Division W L Pct GB Oklahoma City17 4 .810 Denver 14 7 .667 3 Utah 12 8 .600 4 1/2 Portland 13 9 .591 4 1/2 Minnesota 10 12 .455 7 1/2 Pacific Division W L Pct GB L.A. Clippers 13 6 .684


L.A. Lakers 13 9 .591 1 1/2 Phoenix 8 13 .381 6 Golden State 7 12 .368 6 Sacramento 6 15 .286 8 Wednesdays Results Orlando 109, Washington 103 Philadelphia 98, Chicago 82 Boston 100, Toronto 64 New Jersey 99, Detroit 96 Oklahoma City 95, Dallas 86 Phoenix 120, New Orleans 103 Indiana 109, Minnesota 99 Milwaukee 105, Miami 97 San Antonio 99, Houston 91 Portland 112, Charlotte 68 L.A. Clippers 107, Utah 105 Todays Games Memphis at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. Chicago at New York, 8 p.m. New Orleans at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. Portland at Sacramento, 10 p.m. Utah at Golden State, 10:30 p.m. Denver at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m. Fridays Games Washington at Toronto, 7 p.m. Miami at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Cleveland at Orlando, 7 p.m. Minnesota at New Jersey, 7:30 p.m. Milwaukee at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Phoenix at Houston, 8 p.m. Memphis at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. New York at Boston, 8 p.m. Indiana at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Denver, 10:30 p.m.

Bluffton trimmed the deficit to 30-21 on a Brittany Stegmaier (Garfield/Trinity) trey with 16:45 to play. From that point on, however, the Beavers could not buy a shot as the MSJ lead continued to grow en route to a convincing 72-45 victory for the home team. Hutton was the lone bright spot for the Beavers as she narrowly missed her third career double-double by scoring 13 points and getting nine boards. Stegmaier added eight points to go along with four rebounds while fellow senior Brittany Lewis (Springfield/Shawnee) dropped in five counters to go along with her four assists. Bluffton hit just 15-of-54 from the field for 27.8 percent, including 2-of-21 outside the arc. MSJ shot well, hitting 23-of-53 for 43.4 percent from the field, but the home team also struggled from behind the arc, going 5-of-18 for 27.8 percent. The Lions shot an impressive 21-of-24 at the line for 87.5 percent, while the Beavers hit 13-of-18 for 72.2 percent. Turnovers also plagued Bluffton as the visitors committed eight more miscues then The Mount (18-10). Bluffton will try to right the ship in conference action at

home when the Beavers welcome Anderson University on Saturday. Tipoff in Founders Hall is slated for 3 p.m. following the mens Alumni Day game with the Ravens. ---Bluffton men pull away in OT for 74-64 win BLUFFTON, Ohio - The Bluffton University mens basketball defeated Mount St. Joseph with a thrilling 74-64 OT victory on Wednesday. The Beavers improved to 14-6 overall and 8-5 in the HCAC with their fourth straight win. MSJ fell to 7-13 overall and 3-10 in the HCAC. The Beavers went up by four at the 16:14 mark with back-toback hoops from senior Brent Farley (Lima/Shawnee). Four minutes later, the Lions pulled ahead by two before consecutive chip shots by sophomore Will Pope (Somerville/Preble Shawnee) made the score 8-8. The Lions took control, opening a 9-point cushion with six minutes left in the first half. The Beavers fought hard and tied the game with four seconds left after a 15-6 scoring run. With one second left, the Beavers took advantage of an MSJ technical when senior Mychal Hill
By Keisha Holtsberry Sports information assistant

The Associated Press EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT N.Y. Rangers 49 32 12 5 Philadelphia 49 29 14 6 Pittsburgh 51 29 18 4 New Jersey 49 27 19 3 N.Y. Islanders 49 20 22 7 Northeast Division GP W L OT Boston 48 32 14 2 Ottawa 53 27 20 6 Toronto 51 26 19 6 Buffalo 51 21 24 6 Montreal 50 19 22 9 Southeast Division GP W L OT Florida 49 23 15 11 Washington 50 26 20 4 Winnipeg 51 23 22 6 Tampa Bay 49 22 23 4 Carolina 52 18 25 9 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Detroit 51 34 16 1 Nashville 51 31 16 4 St. Louis 49 29 13 7 Chicago 51 29 15 7 Columbus 51 13 32 6 Northwest Division GP W L OT Vancouver 50 31 15 4 Minnesota 50 24 19 7 Colorado 52 26 24 2 Calgary 51 23 22 6 Edmonton 50 19 26 5 Pacific Division GP W L OT San Jose 48 28 14 6 Los Angeles 51 25 16 10 Dallas 49 26 21 2 Phoenix 51 22 21 8 Anaheim 50 19 24 7

Pugh honored for support of fair NHL GLANCE

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at many district dairy meetings and has been instrumental in bringing many district shows to the fair. Hugh was honored at the 2011 Fair for continuously showing Jersey cattle for 65 years. Hugh and his wife Evelyn are the parents of four children and eight grandchildren. They are active members of Salem Presbyterian Church in Venedocia. Hughs leadership and participation are qualities that make him a true fair supporter.

(London/Jon. Alder) hit two more charity tosses for a 27-25 lead at break. Senior Nick Lee (Mt. Blanchard/Vanlue) opened up the second half with a 3-pointer. The Beavers pushed the lead to five following a Farley bucket but the Lions roared back with 10 straight markers for a 39-34 lead at the 14:16 mark. The Lions controlled the scoreboard for most of the second half but the Beavers never let the deficit get to more than six. At the 4:09 mark, a 3-pointer by Hill trimmed the Lions lead to just one. A Nate Heckelman (Norwalk) layup from Farley put the Beavers up by one. With 1:55 left in regulation, the Lions tied the game for the fifth time and then went up when Andy Countryman hit from deep. Lee answered just 21 seconds later, knotting the game at 58. MSJ was unable to get a clean look at the basket during the final nine seconds as the teams needed another five minutes to decide the outcome. The Beavers took an early lead in the overtime with a jumper by Farley. MSJ tied the game up for the seventh and final time at the 4:25 mark. Farley responded with two more layups to put Bluffton up by four. Five freebies and

a Hill jumper in the paint put the Beavers up by 10 with 55 seconds left. The Lions managed to cut the Bluffton lead to eight before two foul shots by junior Josh Fisher made the final score 74-64. Farley led the Beavers with 16 points with Pope and Hill contributing 14 and 12, respectively. Bluffton pounded MSJ in the paint, outscoring the visitors 40-16. Heckelman led the visitors with seven boards. Lee and Pope each contributed five rebounds. Lee doled out a career-high six assists and Heckelman dished out four. Bluffton finished the night a blistering 26-of-47 (55.3 percent) on field goals, compared to an MSJ squad that went 24-of-50 (48.0 percent) from the field. Bluffton was 5-of-14 (35.7 percent) from behind the arc, the Lions were a sensational 12-of-24 (50.0 percent). The home team was 17-of-20 (85.0 percent) at the line, while The Mount converted just 4-of-12 (33.3 percent) free throws. The Beavers finished with a 30-23 edge on the glass. The Bluffton University men return to action on Saturday when the Beavers host Anderson University. The Alumni and Hall of Fame Day Contest is slated for 1 p.m.

Hugh O. Pugh received a certificate of recognition from Interim Director Tony M. Forshey, DVM, of the Ohio Department of Agriculture at the 87th Annual Ohio Fair Managers Convention in Columbus. Pugh, nominated by the Van Wert County Fair, was chosen as the Outstanding Fair Supporter of District 2, which includes 11 counties in North Central Ohio. Hugh is a lifetime resident of the county and a former Crestview High School

teacher and principal for 34 years. He has a long association with the Van Wert County Fair, many of the neighboring fairs and the state fair. Hugh was a 4-H advisor and a member of the Van Wert County Dairy Service, which helped build and maintain the Milking Parlor and Milk Tent at the fair each year. He was a member of the committee that built the Farm Focus Show Arena in 1974. Hugh has represented the Van Wert County Fair

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The Van Wert County Fair was the recipient of two Communication Awards presented at the 87th Annual Ohio Fair Managers Convention on Jan. 8. Paul Oechsle, center, received the plaques for the society for 1st Place Newspaper Flyer Award and 2nd Place 2011 Fair Premium Book Cover for Medium-Sized Fairs in Ohio. The presentations were made by Jerry Knappenberger of the Ohio Harness Horsemens Association and the 2012 Ohio Fair Managers Queen Madison Weber from Stark County.



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High school kid says shes wild

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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2012 There is a good possibility that two of your innermost hopes and desires will be realized in the approaching solar cycle. You can thank Lady Luck for her strong influence in helping bring them to fruition. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -A hunger for instant gratification could cause you to spend far more than you should by purchasing something that you know will be on sale next week. Be more disciplined. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -Courtesy and politeness are always extremely important when dealing with others. If you forgo these graces and act grumpy, it will diminish your popularity with the very people you most like. ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- If you wear your heart on your sleeve, someone whom you feel strongly about could seriously wound you. Dont allow your emotions to get in the way of reality. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -Get an understanding in advance that each person will pay his or her own way if you are going out with a friend who always seems to leave the table just before the bill arrives. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -Unless you treat critical career matters with the seriousness they deserve, you could relax your diligence, start coasting and lose much of the progress you already made. Stay on top of things. CANCER (June 21-July 22) -Dont let one of your greater assets -- the ability to assess situations logically -- to lie fallow. It might be fun to be a wishful thinker, but its far better to be a realistic one. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Should the possibility of a misunderstanding arise between you and a friend over something rather silly, straighten it out immediately. If you dont, it could get blown way out of proportion. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -Someone who has disappointed you in the past by letting you down has no problem doing it again. Dont put too much stock in any of his or her promises. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -Regardless of how badly a certain person wants to try, dont allocate work of an artistic nature to a person whose talents dont run in that vein. Find a way to spare his or her feelings. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -Under most conditions you are not a clingy person, but theres a good chance you might attempt to hang on to someone who wants to exit the scene. Refrain from doing so -- itll make you look bad. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- Although you might be pretty good at making promises, you could have a hard time fulfilling them. Avoid making any commitments. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Avoid using flattery to get others, such as your co-workers, to do things for you. If insincerity is perceived, it might actually get them to plot against you instead.
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Dear Annie: I am a col- think you should give Sara lege freshman. My sister, the opportunity to do the Katie, is a sophomore in right thing. It could be a good high school. I am on good way for her to make amends terms with many of her for past hurts and be closfriends. One, Jessie, is a er to her brother. Everyone deserves a second chance. bit wild. In November, Jessie mes- If she becomes difficult or saged me on Facebook. She problematic while you are said she had transferred to a making wedding plans, it is private school because the OK to tell her you think she public school wasnt good might prefer to attend the for rebels. She told me she wedding as a guest. Dear Annie: Id like to drank and attended crazy tell In Doubt parties. She said that if she has a she often does her gut feeling that her homework while husband is having hammered, and an affair, he probthat she was writably is. Had anyone ing me during asked who had the Spanish class. most perfect marWhen I came riage, the answer home for winter would have been break, I mentioned my husband and the conversation to me. After 40 years, Katie. She believes I believed he was if I send this to Jessies parents, it Annies Mailbox honest and sincere, but he began flirtwill cause a huge rift between our families. She ing with a younger woman thinks I should send it to in our neighborhood. When I Jessies school because they asked him about little things are the only ones who can that bothered me, he always assured me there was nothing effect any change. Should I send this to her going on. When I finally discovered school? Wouldnt they question my motives, especially the truth, the affair had gone since Ive waited so long to on for four years. Hed taken do anything? -- Confused this woman on vacation (supposedly a mens fishing trip) College Student Dear Student: You have and met up with her for sex in no idea whether Jessie is tell- all sorts of places. It was new ing the truth or simply trying and exciting to him. So, if you have that gut to shock you. The message could even be a cry for help, feeling and there are worriin the hope that someone will some signs, hire a detective. care enough to be upset with You may not think he would her. Her parents are already lie, but men get so carried aware of her problems, and away and feel so young that we doubt the school is oblivi- they would say anything to be able to continue. -- Been ous. On your next trip home, it There would be a kindness to drop Annies Mailbox is written by and talk to Jessies par- by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy ents. Ask how shes doing. Sugar, longtime editors of the If they think their daughter Ann Landers column. Please has shaped up, you should email your questions to express your concern that this anniesmailbox@comcast.net, may not be so. You also can or write to: Annies Mailbox, suggest to Jessie that she talk c/o Creators Syndicate, 737 to the school counselor. But 3rd Street, Hermosa Beach, beyond that, we caution you CA 90254. to stay out of it. Dear Annie: My fiance, Steve, has a rocky relationship with his sister, Sara. We live in New York and are planning to marry next year in Georgia. The problem is, Steve doesnt want Sara to be a bridesmaid, because he thinks she will create drama, and he doesnt want our day to be about her. But she is going to be my sister-in-law, and Id like her to be one of my bridesmaids. I hope to build a close relationship with her in the future. Since she will have to travel from New York to Georgia to attend the wedding anyway, I cannot imagine not asking her to be in the bridal party. My sister and brother will be attendants, along with one of my cousins. Steve has promised to abide by your advice. -- New York Dear New York: We







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Thursday, February 2, 2012


Governors reflect states cautious mood

By DAVID CRARY Associated Press NEW YORK Glimmers of economic optimism. Deep concerns about jobs and health care costs. These are among the recurring themes as governors across the nation deliver their annual State of the State addresses. And the speeches have this in common, too: a striking absence of grand and costly proposals. Some governors have touched on personal matters evoking childhood experiences with domestic violence and dyslexia. But overwhelmingly, the speeches are focusing on fiscal issues, mostly in cautious tones. Is the current state of our state good enough? I think the answer is no, said Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam. Like many of his counterparts, Haslam, a first-term Republican, hopes state revenues are on the rebound. Yet he still called for eliminating nearly 1,200 state jobs, which would leave Tennessee just shy of 44,000 employees about 6,000 fewer than in 2008. Its been a trying few years for governors, with state governments cutting more than 80,000 jobs since the start of the recession. The pace of cutbacks has slowed, but few governors are now calling for large-scale expansion of state payrolls. General fund spending has rebounded beyond pre-recession levels in 24 states, but the remaining 26 are still a collective $42 billion lower compared with the budgets approved in 2007. Meanwhile, compared to before the recession, states have hundreds of thousands more students to educate in their public schools and colleges, and millions more people eligible for subsidized health insurance. Delaware Gov. Jack Markell, a Democrat, said the state must rein in costs for Medicaid and state employee and retiree health care. We have a system that doesnt encourage healthy behavior in patients and doesnt discourage unhealthy behavior, he said. In essence, we dont have a health care system; we have a sick care system. As for creating badly needed privatesector jobs, several Republican governors suggested this could best be addressed by further tax cuts. South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley talked about lowering both corporate and individual income taxes and also took a swipe at labor unions. I love that we are one of the least unionized states in the country. It is an economic development tool unlike any other, she said. Well make the unions understand full well that they are not needed, not wanted, and not welcome. Another Republican, Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, presented a jobs plan calling for a 40 percent reduction in commercial and industrial property taxes, as well as spending $25 million on direct subsidies to companies for creating high-quality jobs. In Illinois, Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn, also proposed a tax cut calling Wednesday for an end to the state tax on natural gas. Tacking modestly in the other direction, Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee made a pitch Tuesday for new taxes on restaurant meals, pet grooming, cigarettes, car washes and taxi fares. Chafee, an independent, said higher taxes on discretionary spending is the best way to rescue struggling cities and schools as his state tries to escape its economic woes. Its jobless rate is 10.8 percent, third highest in the nation, and two cities East Providence and Central Falls are under state financial oversight. In Maryland, Democratic Gov. Martin OMalley made several new tax proposals in his speech Wednesday, aimed at spurring job growth. OMalley would increase the state tax on sewer bills and impose a 6 percent sales tax on gasoline, to be phased in by 2 percent a year. In Missouri, Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon proposed another form of revenue hike a $1 per patron fee increase at casinos to generate about $50 million annually for state nursing homes for veterans. He also proposed a 12.5 percent cut to public colleges and universities. When combined with cuts in previous years, that would drop Missouris funding for higher education to its lowest level since 1997.

Pfizer recalls birth control packs

Missouris public elementary and secondary schools would get a modest increase of $5 million under Nixons plan but still be $472 million short of what theyre due under the states school funding formula. Similarly, Georgia schools would see a modest boost under a budget proposed by Republican Gov. Nathan Deal, but would not recoup more than $1 billion in state funding lost over the past few years. The best news is that it didnt get any worse, said Herb Garrett, executive director of the Georgia School Superintendents Association. Even in states that are faring relatively well, governors shied away from ambitious proposals with high price tags. For example, the major new initiative offered by Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick was a proposal to unify the states 15 community colleges, Things are better in Massachusetts than in most other places, said Patrick, a Democrat. But that doesnt mean they are good enough. Maines first-term governor, Republican Paul LePage, was among those injecting personal notes into their speeches. I am sad to say that my childhood memories are ravaged with domestic violence, said LePage, who grew up poor and homeless. Those memories are not pleasant, but I share my past to help end domestic abuse today, and going forward. Of the 23 murders in Maine last year, 11 involved domestic violence, LePage said. He challenged Mainers to make domestic violence an issue for men as well as women, saying 80 percent of domestic abuse is inflicted by men. Another first-term Republican, Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant, encouraged parents to seek help for dyslexic children through existing state programs. As a child, I struggled with dyslexia and believed I was a failure until the fourth grade, Bryant said. I then had a wonderful teacher, Mrs. Henley, explain to me I simply did not see the letters on the page like other children. I had to practice my reading and work hard to keep up, but I had a desire to succeed.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Birth control pills are known to be nearly 100 percent effective when taken properly, but a recall of the drugs could send a shudder through women of childbearing age. A manufacturing mix-up by Pfizer Inc., the worlds largest drug maker, led to some packets being distributed with the pills out of order. That means a patient could have unknowingly skipped a dose and raised her risk of an accidental pregnancy. Pfizer has recalled about 1 million packets of Lo/Ovral-28 and its generic equivalent, but the company estimates that only about 30 packets were flawed. The pills were made and shipped last year. Each packet contains 28 days worth of the prescription, with 21 pills containing the active ingredient that prevents pregnancy and seven placebo pills. The pills are normally color-coded to note the difference. Women are supposed to take the pills in order and not mix the placebos with the active pills. Doctors say taking three placebos or more in a row negates the pregnancy protection. Women who are potentially on this particular product need to be aware of (the recall) and take this quite seriously, said Dr. Steven R. Goldstein, a New York University professor of obstetrics and gynecology.

Todays questions: The first Home erectus fossils were discovered in 1891 on the Southeast Asian island of Java by Dutch anthropologist Eugene Dubois, who gave his Java man the scientific name Pithecanthropus erectus, for erect ape-man. Later classified as Homo erectus, it is the earliest known species possessing modern humanlike proportions. Hip-hop artist Snoop Dog, with the help from rappers Talib Kweli and Soulja Boy and music impresario Quincy Jones, teamed up with Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin to record the rap single and video Rocket Experience in 2009 to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the first lunar landing. Todays questions: What U.S. president, as a young man, served as an armed guard for park rangers distributing food to bears in Yellowstone National Park? Who is the only comedian to win a Grammy award as Best New Artist? Answers in Fridays Herald Todays words: Fyke: a long, bag-shaped fishnet held open by hoops Verval: a ring on a birds leg for tying it to its perch

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