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St. Johns High has set registration for the upcoming school year. The schedule is as follows: Incoming Freshmen should report to the High School Gym at 9 a.m. on Wednesday. Orientation will run until approximately 11 a.m. Freshmen will register, receive their schedules, pick up their rental books and purchase workbooks and supplies at the bookstore. Shorts, jeans and casual clothing are not to be worn to Freshmen orientation. Sophomores 1-3 p.m. Wednesday Juniors 9-11 a.m. Aug. 15 Seniors 1-3 p.m. Aug. 15 As a reminder, St. Johns does not provide any type of accident insurance for students or athletes. To purchase basic accident insurance for a student, contact the Ministry Center.

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... the Canal Days Corn Hole Tournament Chairs


BY STEPHANIE GROVES Staff Writer sgroves@delphosherald.com DELPHOSAfter checking out the entertainment tent early Saturday afternoon during Canal Days, check out the Corn Hole Tournament going on just north of the Entertainment Tent in front of The Delphos Herald around 1 p.m. Chairs of the event, Brian Gossard and Don Rice, are heading up the tournament for the first time. Rice said that he and Gossard were approached about running the tournament since it looked as if no one would be available this year. Really, we volunteered because we have thrown in this for many years, Rice added. It was always a very well-run event and drew a lot of good participants within the Delphos area, as well as many players from out of town. As for the planning and execution of the event, Rice said both men are doing everything from start to finish and want to continue to make this a successful tournament. At this time, Rice said they are just getting started and hoping that some local businesses will help out with some prizes gift cards on top of the cash payouts. Brian and I are planning on playing again this year, so Im assuming that our wives and kids will assist where and when they are needed, Rice stated. Registration for the event will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. on Saturday morning and there is a $30 entry fee. Cash and/or prizes will be

Brian Gossard and Don Rice

Middle school sets registration

Jefferson Middle School has set registration. Families new to the district are asked to register from 9-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m. on Wednesday. Eighth grade 9-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m. Aug. 16 Seventh grade 9-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m. Aug. 19 Sixth grade 9-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m. Aug. 20

paid out based on number of entries. The plan is to play the standard double-elimination tournament. Last year, I believe there were around 20 teams that participated, Rice said. We are hoping to get at least 30 teams. Rice said that volunteering for Canal Days makes both men feel good being part of a long-running successful event and being able to give back to the community. See CORN HOLE, page 10

FirstEnergy to return $43M to Ohio customers


By JULIE CARR SMYTH The Associated Press

CYO Spring Volleyball Registration Any girls grade 4-6 wishing to participate in the Fall CYO volleyball program, please join us 6 p.m. Sunday at the St. Johns Annex. Registration will last about an hour. Bring a parent and registration fee of $49. Shirt fee is $12.50. TODAY Boys Golf Ottoville at Jefferson, 9 a.m. Bryan at Van Wert, 9 a.m. Parkway at Crestview, 10 a.m. FRIDAY Boys Golf Fort Jennings and Ottoville at Columbus Grove, 9 a.m. Kalida at St. Joseph Central Catholic (Fremont), 10 a.m. Spencerville at Upper Scioto Valley, 3 p.m. Girls Golf Lincolnview at Celina Invitational (Foxs Den), 8:30 a.m.

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COLUMBUS Ohio utility regulators on Wednesday ordered FirstEnergy to credit $43.3 million back to customers after the company overcharged them for renewables purchases in Ohios developing alternative energy market. The unanimous action by the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio for the first time puts a dollar figure on excess costs the Akron-based utility paid a subsidiary for renewable energy and then passed on to customers. The company said it disagrees with the commissions decision and plans to appeal. The ruling does not change the fact that purchasing the renewable energy credits was the only option available to us under Ohios clean energy law, FirstEnergy spokesman Doug Colafella wrote in an email. The decision suggests we should have ignored Ohio law and it penalizes us for following the law. An audit of the overcharges by Exeter Associates Inc. indicated FirstEnergy paid 15 times more than any other company in the country to subsidiary FirstEnergy Solutions to buy the credits it would use to help meet Ohios new renewable energy standard. The standard requires utilities to provide 25 percent of their energy from renewable sources by 2025. Fun and games are in store for children during the annual St. Joseph Parish Festival Portions of the audit were blocked from public view because of confidentiality claims by the company, and PUCO this weekend. (Delphos Herald file photo) Chairman Todd Snitchler said Wednesday those figures will remain secret. An analysis by the Natural Resources Defense Council had put the excess payments at between $96 million and $126 million. See FIRSTENERGY, page 10

75th annual St. Joseph Parish Festival kicks off Saturday


BY STEPHANIE GROVES Staff Writer sgroves@delphosherald.com FORT JENNINGSThe Fort Jennings community is gearing up for its 75th annual Parish Festival, which will include many of the same events as in years past. Parish Secretary Kelly Stant said there are two new additions to the festival: a new kids ride and the beer tent. Stant said the beer tent and the lunch stand, where people can find grilled hamburgers, will be open at approximately 5:45 p.m. after Mass on Saturday. The festival gets into full swing Sunday morning with the St. Josephs Jog for SIDS5K Run/Walk (3.1 miles) and Tot Trot (100 yards) starting at 8:30 a.m. and at 9:30 a.m. The 5K start location is at Fort Haven at 145 Fourth St. and the finish line is at St. Josephs Parish at 135 N. Water St. The Tot Trot start and finish line will be located at St. Josephs Rectory front yard and registration for the race will be from 7:30-8:15 a.m. in the Fort Haven north parking lot. An awards ceremony will be held at the finish line of the 5K Run. Awards will be given to the overall top three contestants for each gender; first place wins $100; second place receives $50; and third place will collect $25. Medals will be given to the top two of each of these age groups: 14 and under; 15 - 19; 20 - 24; 25 - 29; 30 - 34; 35 - 39; 40 - 49; and 50+. All proceeds from St. Josephs Jog for SIDS will be donated 50 percent will go to St. Josephs Parish and 50 percent will be donated to the American SIDS Institute, which is dedicated to the prevention of infant death and the promotion of infant health through research and education. At 11 a.m., family-style dinners of chicken and/or beef with all the trimmings

Mostly cloudy this morning with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms this afternoon. Mostly cloudy tonight with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 80s and lows in the mid 60s. See page 2.

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Residents get jump on garage sales

Delphos residents got a jump on the Lincoln Highway BuyWay Sales by opening a day early. Cindy Troyer opened her garage sale located at 630 Leonard Avenue in the Menke Edition Wednesday and had a steady stream of patrons. Bargain hunters will scour the historic route throughout the weekend. A map of local participants can be obtained from The Delphos Herald office. (Delphos Herald/Stephanie Groves)

homemade noodles and desserts will be served in the Parish Hall. Dinners will be available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and again from 4-6 p.m., with drive-thru and carry-outs available. Games and entertainment for kids of all ages, the Farmers Market and the lunch stand will also be open at 11 a.m. Sunday and run until 7 p.m. The Kiddie Tractor Pull begins at 2:30 p.m. As in prior years, the festival will include the Country Store Raffle Booth with a Big Ticket Raffle of $1,000 for the first prize and nearly 200 other donated raffle items, including handmade crafts, electronics, plants, Ohio State items and gift certificates. Stant said the idea behind the Country Store Bucket Raffle is people buy tickets, place them in the bucket associated with the item and then names are drawn around 7 p.m. See FESTIVAL, page 10

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At 8:56 p.m. Wednesday, Delphos Police were called to the 500 block of Toomey Avenue in reference to an active domestic violence complaint at a residence in that area. Upon officers arrival, they made contact with the victim and additional witnesses who advised Bradley Weiging, 34, of Delphos had threatened to or did cause physical harm to a family or household member. Officers found Weiging had threatened the victim with physical harm Weiging with a knife and was currently still in the residence with the knife. Additional units from the Delphos Police Department arrived and took Weiging into custody without further incident. He was transported to the Van Wert County Jail, where he is being held without bond until he appears in Van Wert Municipal Court on the charge. At 1:08 p.m. Sunday, Delphos Police were called to the 300 block of South Clay Street in reference to a criminal damaging complaint at a residence in that area. Upon officers arrival, the victim stated that sometime in the overnight hours, someone had caused damage to their vehicle that was parked along the roadway at the residence. At 8:11 a.m. Sunday, Delphos Police were called to the 700

POLICE REPORT

The following individuals appeared before Judge Charles Steele on Wednesday in Van Wert County Common Pleas Court: Arraignments Jonathan Wells, 32, Sidney, pleaded not guilty to tampering with evidence, a felony of the third degree. He was released on a surety bond and a pretrial was scheduled for Wednesday. Andrew Miller, 27, Fort Jennings, pleaded not guilty to aggravated burglary, a felony of the first degree; and robbery, a felony of the second degree. His bond was set at $100,000 cash and a pretrial was set for Aug. 21. Trey Eberle, 28, Van Wert, entered a not guilty plea to possession of drugs, a felony of the fifth degree. He was released on a surety bond and pretrial set for Wednesday. Changes of pleas Stephanie Semer, 26, Van Wert, entered a plea of guilty to attempted burglary, a felony of the fourth degree. This was reduced from burglary, a felony of the third degree, for her plea.

VAN WERT COUNTY COURT NEWS


The court ordered a pre-sentence investigation and set sentencing for Sept. 11. Drake Hitchcock, 30, Van Wert, entered a plea of guilty to possession of drugs, felony of the fifth degree. The court ordered a pre-sentence investigation and set sentencing for Sept. 11. Sentencings Courtney Estes, 25, Defiance, was sentenced for trespass in a habitation, a felony of the fourth degree. His sentence was: two years community control, 30 days jail at a later date, 100 hours community service and one year intensive probation. He was also ordered to pay a fine of $500, court costs and partial appointed counsel fees. A six-month prison term was deferred pending completion of community control. Angela Estes, 31, Defiance, was sentenced for aggravated assault, a felony of the fourth degree. Her sentence was: two years community control, 30 days electronic house arrest, 100 hours community service, one year intensive probation

block of North Canal Street in reference to a theft from a motor vehicle in that area. Upon officers arrival, the victim stated that sometime in the overnight hours, someone had gained entry into two unlocked vehicles at the residence and had taken items from inside. At 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Delphos Police were called to the 400 block of East Fourth Street in reference to a theft from a motor vehicle in that area. Upon officers arrival, the victim stated that someone had entered their unlocked unattached garage and entered their unlocked vehicle and had taken items from inside. At 10:14 p.m. Tuesday, Delphos Police were called to the 1000 block of Lima Avenue in reference to a domestic violence complaint at a residence in that area. Upon officers arrival, they spoke with the victim who advised them Shane Williams, 42, of Delphos had caused or attempted to cause physical harm to a family or household member. Upon investigating the complaint officers found enough probable cause to arrest Williams on the charge. Williams was transported to the Allen County Jail and will appear in Lima Municipal Williams Court on the charge.

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Herman Marshall

Aug. 29, 1942-Aug. 5, 2013

One Year Ago The Delphos Optimist Club awarded Jamey Wisher, Delphos Fire Association president and 10-year veteran of the Delphos Fire Department, with its second Firefighter of the Year award Tuesday evening. Also honored were runners-up Lee Ulm and Dennis Hageman. 25 Years Ago 1988 William Gerdeman of Delphos, a teacher at Continental High School, is attending a session of a specialized vocationaltechnical certification program at Northwestern Auto-Diesel College, Northwestern was the first technical institution to earn certification under the specialized program introduced by the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company. The Ottoville B team compiled a perfect 16-0 record in league play for the 1988 season. Members of the team are: Batboy Cory Miller, Coach John Eickholt, Chad Eickholt, Jesse Looser, Mitch Beining, Todd Schmersal, Chad Miller, Todd Turnwald, Kevin Klima,

WEATHER FORECAST Tri-county Associated Press TODAY: Mostly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 80s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph. TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 60s. Northeast winds around 5 mph through midnight becoming light and variable. FRIDAY: Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs around 80. North winds around 5 mph shifting to the west in the afternoon. FRIDAY NIGHT: Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 60s. North winds around 5 mph.

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Joe Boecker, Coach Ken Knippen, Mark Knippen, Pat Miller, Eric Beining, Craig Calvelage, Matt Hilvers, Joe Niedecken, Travis Menke and Coach Doug Beining. The Black Swamp Rifle and Pistol Club league match held Wednesday evening was won by Gary Staup with Fred Moreo, second and Paul Wilson, third. The Thursday rimfire rifle matches were fired at one-inch targets at 10 yards, with bench-rested rifles. Winners were Kory Kruse, first; Jerry Grogg, second; and Jeff Warnement, third. 50 Years Ago 1963 Ladies Night was observed by members of the Delphos Rotary Club Wednesday evening, with wives of the members being guests at a dinner meeting at the Delphos Country Club. Perfect attendance pins were presented to J. V. DeWeese for one year; Vincent Metzner, one year; Dr. Earl Morris, three years; E. E. Sheeter, three years; Melvin Westrich, seven years; Dr. Burl Morris, 10 years, and

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Randall Shinn, 62, of Gibsonburg passed away Wednesday at his residence. Wheat $6.14 Arrangements are incommeet in regular session Monday Gene Stites, 13 years. Corn $5.88 plete at Harter and Schier The 13th annual Sandy night. Final arrangements will Soybeans $13.24 Funeral Home. Point School reunion will be be made for attendance at the held Saturday at the Gomer joint state and national Eagles Dads Club. The original Sandy convention which will start Point School, white frame, one- Thursday at Cincinnati. room building was located on Delegates from Delphos are Associated Press the Levi Metzger farm, one Frank Holden, Al Huysman mile west of the present Sandy and Clarence Hoelderle. An Today is Thursday, Aug. 8, the 220th day of 2013. There Point School. The building was attraction of special interest will are 145 days left in the year. built in 1886 and was known be held Aug. 25 at the annual Todays Highlight in History: as Sandy Point, Sugar Creek Allen County (Delphos) Fair. On August 8, 1963, Britains Great Train Robbery Township, Number Five. The horse pulling contest will took place as thieves made off with 2.6 million pounds in Mrs. Elmer Beckman was take place on the Old Mill Lot, banknotes. hostess to the members of the North Canal Street. According On this date: Del-Otto Club Wednesday eve- to the rules, whipping is forbidIn 1815, Napoleon Bonaparte set sail for St. Helena to ning in her home on North den and carrying a whip, undue spend the remainder of his days in exile. Pierce Street. Cards were use of lines, profanity or shoutIn 1911, President William Howard Taft signed a measure played with high honors going ing is prohibited. raising the number of U.S. representatives from 391 to 433, to Mrs. Albert Grothouse, secA party of Delphos Boy effective with the next Congress, with a proviso to add two ond to Mrs. Arthur Eickholt and Scouts, members of Troop more when New Mexico and Arizona became states. low to Mrs. Arthur Grothouse. Three, paid a visit Sunday to In 1937, during the Second Sino-Japanese War, Japan Mrs. Harry Backus received the Columbus and the Hocking completed its occupation of Beijing. traveling prize. Valley. The boys included in the In 1942, during World War II, six Nazi saboteurs who 75 Years Ago 1938 party were James and Robert were captured after landing in the U.S. were executed in A large number of mem- Clark, Bernard Landwehr, Carl Washington, D.C.; two others whod cooperated with authoribers of Delphos Aerie of Eagles Metzger, Jos. Murray, Robert ties were spared. were in Defiance Sunday in Schmit, Richard Shirack and In 1945, President Harry S. Truman signed the U.S. instruattendance at a district initia- James Steinle. Leaders and ment of ratification for the United Nations Charter. The Soviet tion and the dedication of the drivers of cars were James Union declared war against Japan during World War II. new Defiance Eagles home. Hotz, Oliver Schneider and A. In 1953, the United States and South Korea initialed a Members of Delphos Aerie will J. Laudick. mutual security pact. In 1968, the Republican national convention in Miami Beach nominated Richard Nixon for president on the first ballot. In 1973, Vice President Spiro T. Agnew branded as Pick 4 Evening CLEVELAND (AP) damned lies reports he had taken kickbacks from govern4-8-1-5 These Ohio lotteries were ment contracts in Maryland, and vowed not to resign Pick 4 Midday drawn Wednesday: which he ended up doing. 8-5-3-4 Classic Lotto In 1974, President Richard Nixon announced his resignaPick 5 Evening 08-30-32-34-38-49, tion, effective the next day, following damaging new revela8-2-8-8-8 Kicker: 4-4-0-1-3-5 tions in the Watergate scandal. Pick 5 Midday Estimated jackpot: $42.7 In 1978, the U.S. launched Pioneer Venus 2, which carried 9-7-5-0-6 million scientific probes to study the atmosphere of Venus. Powerball Mega Millions In 1993, in Somalia, four U.S. soldiers were killed when a 05-25-30-58-59, Estimated jackpot: $28 land mine was detonated underneath their vehicle, prompting Powerball: 32 million President Bill Clinton to order Army Rangers to try to capture Rolling Cash 5 Pick 3 Evening Somali warlord Mohamed Farrah Aidid. 12-13-21-26-38 7-3-8 In 2007, space shuttle Endeavour roared into orbit with Estimated jackpot: Pick 3 Midday teacher-astronaut Barbara Morgan on board. $258,000 5-3-4 Ten years ago: The Boston Roman Catholic archdiocese offered $55 million to settle more than 500 lawsuits stemming from alleged sex abuse by priests. (The archdiocese later settled for $85 million.) Five years ago: China opened the Summer Olympic Games with an extravaganza of fireworks and pageantry. A charter bus crashed near Sherman, Texas, killing 17 members of a Vietnamese-American Catholic group en route to Missouri. Former Democratic presidential candidate and The Delphos Herald is seeking an individual vice-presidential nominee John Edwards admitted having an who can attend evening board meetings and other extramarital affair. Russia sent an armored column into the events and report the proceedings on a breakaway enclave of South Ossetia after Georgia launched freelance basis to this newspaper. an offensive to crush separatists there. One year ago: Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi fired Good writing and communication skills are a plus. his intelligence chief for failing to act on an Israeli warning of an imminent attack days before militants stormed a border post in the Sinai Peninsula and killed 16 soldiers. Misty Call Nancy Spencer at the Delphos Herald, May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings of the United States 419-695-0015 ext. 134 or stop at the office, became the first three-time gold medalists in Olympic beach volleyball history, beating Jennifer Kessy and April Ross 405 N. Main St., Delphos, Ohio. 21-16, 21-16 in the all-American final.

and she was ordered to pay court costs and partial appointed counsel fees. A six-month prison sentence was deferred. Patrick Sweeten, 56, Van Wert, was sentenced for assault on police officer, a felony of the fourth degree. He was sentenced to 15 months prison with credit for 93 days already served. Probation violations Christopher Lindeman, 25, Delphos, admitted to violating his probation by failing to report to probation and by failing to complete counseling. He was ordered to serve 180 days in jail and pay the $1,000 fine that was previously deferred. He received credit for 56 days already served. Beth McCarthy, 44, Convoy, admitted to violating her probation by failing to report to probation and by failing to complete counseling. She was resentenced to three years community control with the additional condition of 30 days in jail. Her nine-month prison sentence was deferred.

Herman Marshall, 70, of Delphos, passed away Monday evening at his residence surrounded by his loving family. He was born on Aug. 29, 1942, in Salyersville, Ky., to Leslie and Marie (Fletcher) Marshall, who preceded him in death. He married Sally (Meeks) Marshall, who survives in Delphos. He is also survived by two sons, Jimmy (Debbie) Marshall and Tim (Debbie) Marshall of Michigan; two daughters, Michelle (Dennis) Burlew of Delphos and Brenda Kidd Marshall of Michigan; a sister, Annie Freeman of Michigan; eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by two sons, Timothy David Elliot and Raymond Marshall; two brothers, Johnny Marshall and German Marshall; and a sister, Emagene Smith. Mr. Marshall loved fishing, camping and working on cars. He loved having fun and spending time with his family. Visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. Sunday at Strayer Funeral Home, 1840 E. Fifth St., Delphos. Memorial contributions are to the benevolence of the family. Condolences may be shared at strayerfuneralhome.com.

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REED, Leila Anne, 57, of Sandusky, Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Burial will follow in St. Johns Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Friday at Strayer Funeral Home, Delphos, where a Parish Wake Service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Back to the Wild (4504 Bardshar Road, P.O. Box 423, Castalia, Ohio 44824). Condolences may be shared at www.strayerfuneralhome.com

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Jobs workshop to be held Aug. 16


Information submitted VAN WERT How should a small business go about finding quality recruits to hire? The Van Wert County Economic Development Advisory Group and Economic Development Director Cindy Leis is hosting a free workshop to help. The workshop will be from 9-10 a.m. Aug. 16 in the Community Room at Vantage Career Center. The workshop will be presented by Laura KohlhorstJones, a Workforce Specialist at the Ohio Department of Job & Family Services. In addition, a tour of Vantage Career Centers new Trade & Industry wing will follow the workshop for any interested attendees. The session is scheduled to begin directly after the meeting of the Van Wert County Economic Development Group meeting that morning. This workshop can assist a company in addressing its hiring needs. Among other things, one major benefit will be learning how to access over 2.5 million resumes on OhioMeansJobs.com and how to post job openings on the website. OhioMeansJobs.com is a place for employers to look for Ohio-based talent, to post job opportunities and to integrate employment events into a single, cost free point of contact. To sign up for a session, contact Darlene Myers at myers.688@osu.edu or phone (419) 238-2999.

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2013 Canal Locks and Bagels 4th annual Family Fun Bike Ride set
Information submitted ST. MARYS Saturday August 31, 2013, will be a great day for a bike ride, said Mike Lynch, project chairman of the Canal Locks and Bagels 2013 Family Fun Bicycle Ride being held in St. Marys. Last year, many riders enjoyed beautiful weather in support of people with disabilities. This year, the ride routes have expanded and include a 14-, 25- and 37-mile course, which combined total 62 miles, a Metric Century. The Family Fun Ride is co-sponsored by the Auglaize County Revolution Bike Club, as well as being endorsed by the Grand Lake Health Systems Road to Fitness Challenge. Preregistration is now open at a cost of only $20 until Aug. 23. After that date, the fee is $25. Registration can be done online at speedy-feet.com or by mailing registration forms to Capabilities Inc, 124 S. Front Street, St. Marys OH 45885. Many businesses and bike shops have the registration form, or it can be obtained by calling Capabilities 419-394-0003 or visiting their website capabilitiesinc. biz. Registration the day of the ride starts at 7:30 a.m. at the High Street Shelter House located at 120 E. High St. in St Marys. The ride trails open at 8 a.m. and closes at noon. Same-day registration will be from 7:30-10 a.m. Your registration fees include a goody bag to the first 100 riders: bagels, coffee, juice, bottled water, yogurt, lunch and admission to the Bicycle Museum of America in New Bremen. Maps and printed directions will be available along the three marked loop trails. Trail marshals will be available for roadside assistance and a SAG wagon will be covering the courses. Rides will have the choice of either a 14-, 25- or 37-mile loop trail. Completing all loop trails completes a 62 metric century. All courses begin and end at the High Street Shelterhouse in St. Marys and are paved, flat surfaces. The 14-mile Aqueduct Loop passes the state fish hatchery, the banks of the Miami-Erie Canal featuring the Aqueduct where the canal passes over the St Marys River. The ride continues through KC Geiger Park, Memorial Park and concludes at Lock 13. The 25-mile Lock 1 Loop features the Aqueduct Loop and passes Lock 1, the 1864 iron bridge, the Lock Keepers House and the Bicycle Museum of America (admission included) in New Bremen. Restrooms and refreshments will be provided at the museum. The new 37-mile Fort Amanda Loop travels north out of St. Marys, passing over the canal at 40 Acre Pond, travels through the Irish community of Glynwood and the railroad town of Buckland. Continue to the War of 1812 Fort Amanda State Park to the notorious canal town of Kossuth. Restrooms and refreshments will be available. After completing the loops, all riders will be treated to a German-inspired meal in honor of the German immigrants who built these sections of the canal. The local Aktion Club, a branch of Kiwanis for persons with disabilities, will be serving coffee, bagels, yogurt, fruit and donuts before the ride. They will also be serving free water and yogurt after the ride, compliments of Grand Lake Health System and the Dannon Company. Proceeds from this charity event will be used by Capabilities Charitable Fund, Inc., a not-for-profit 501 (c) 3 corporation, to help people with disabilities locate and keep jobs. This event is co-sponsored by the Revolution Cycling Team of Wapakoneta. They remind all riders to always ride with the flow of traffic. The use of bicycling helmets is mandatory on all Revolution Cycling Team sponsored events. Lynch concluded by saying This is not a race but an opportunity for the entire family to enjoy the beautiful weather, the beauty of the 40 Acre Pond, the Bicycle Museum of America and the history of the canal. It is also a time to enjoy good food and to help raise awareness and funds for people with disabilities.

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UNOH backpack collection ends Saturday


Information Submitted LIMA Just a reminder that the University of Northwestern Ohios effort to collect backpacks for Oklahoma ends this week. There is one major collection event left from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot at the UNOH Event Center.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Putnam Co. set golf outing


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Zanesville physician to speak to Heart Land Patriots


Information submitted VAN WERT Your Van Wert County Heart Land Patriots will host Dr. Patrick Johnston, D.O. at their regular August meeting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday in the Fireside Room of the Family Life Center at Trinity Friends Church, 605 North Franklin Street, Van Wert. Dr. Johnston, passionate Christian, family man, and physician of Zanesville, heads the Personhood Ohio Amendment ballot initiative. In Personhood the Deli Ohio is committed to restoring the personhood rights of unborn children through an amendment to the Ohio Constitution. The ballot initiative has been approved by the state of Ohio and the process of gathering 385,000-plus signatures is underway in order to get the initiative on the November 2014 Ohio ballot. The wording of the amendment includes: the words person and men apply to every stage of biological development of the human being, or human organism, including fertilization. Dr. Johnstons appearance is his first in Northwest Ohio speaking to this important life, liberty and freedom issue. The topic will stir, strengthen and encourage any person who is engaged in the fight for the rights of life for all the unborn in Ohio. Further information may be obtained by contacting Rev. Keith Stoller at (419) 968-2869.

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LIMA The Lima Masonic Center and the affiliated groups which meet monthly at the 2165 Cole St. address will sponsor a chicken barbecue Saturday at the center. www.edwardjones.com www.edwardjones.com Serving will be from 4-7 West Ohio Food Bank p.m. to receive flag Tax-free Income Is the The menu will include one Information submitted With an Edward Jones Give Roth IRA, any earnings ar half a chicken, baked Save $3.42 on 2beans, Best Gift You Can apple sauce, rolls, cupcake and and distributions can be taken free of Save $2.11; S $2 11 select l t varieties i ti tax-free, at Yourself Retirement. LIMA The West Ohio In the Bakery beverage. penalties or taxes.* You may even benefit from Food Bank is excited to Those with tickets may With an Edward Jones Roth IRA, any earnings are converting a traditional IRA to a Roth IRA. choose to eat at the center. Take announce the VFW Post tax-free, and distributions can be taken free of Iced or Lemon With an Edward Jones Roth IRA, any earnings are 1275, Ladies Auxiliary and penalties or taxes.* You may even from *Earnings distributions from benefit a IRA may be subject to taxes and a out dinners also are available. 8.5-9 4Roth qt. ea. tax-free, and distributions can be taken of old and the owner is Mens Auxiliary will beoz. at 10% if the account is less thanfree five years converting apenalty traditional IRA to a Roth IRA. Ronald Craft, chairman the facilities at 1380 East under age 59. penalties or taxes.* You may even benefit from *Earnings distributions from a Roth IRA may be subject to taxes and a of the board of trustees, will Kibby St. in Lima at 10 a.m. 10% penalty if the account is less than five years old and the owner is converting a traditional IRA to a Roth IRA. under age 59. oversee the barbecue. Sally Wednesday to present CEO At Edward we spend getting *Earnings distributions from a RothJones, IRA may be subject to taxes and time a Eisenman, a past trustee and Gary Bright with a US flag 10% penalty if the account is less than five years old getting and the owner is At Edward Jones, we spend time officer of the Order of the and flag pole. A presentato know your goals so we can help you under age 59. to know your goals so we can help you Eastern Star, will supervise tion ceremony will occur at reach To about learnwhy more reach them. Tothem. learn more an about why an food service. that time. At Edward Edward Jones, we spend time getting Jones Roth IRA can make sense Edward Jones Roth IRA can make sense The three Masonic lodges, This is a great addito for know your goals so we can help you you, call or visit today. for you, call or visit today. 205, 585 and 706, along with tion to the food bank. We reach them. To learn more about why an Trinity Lodge 16, OES, White believe in this great counEdward Jones Roth IRA can make sense Shrine of Jerusalem Lodge 20, try and this is a way for for you, call or visit today. Andy North Lima Assembly 78 Order of us to show our support of Financial Advisor Rainbow for Girls, and Royal the great American values Andy North 1122 Elida Avenue Open: 24 Hours Monday-Friday that include reaching out to Arch Masons, Royal and Delphos, OH 45833 Financial Advisor help those in need, Bright Select Masons and Shawnee 419-695-0660 Prices good 8am Saturday, September 12 to midnight Sunday, September 13, 2009 at all Chief & Rays Supermarket locations. Saturday & Sunday: 7am-midnight stated. Andy North 1122 Elida Avenue Commandery are assisting in Bright would also like to Financial Advisor Delphos, OH 45833 the event. 419-695-0660 1102 Elida Ave., Delphos 419-692-5921 1122 Elida Avenue For information on tickets, thank the VFW Post 1275, Ladies Auxiliary and Mens Delphos, OH 45833 call the Lima Masonic Center, www.ChiefSupermarkets.com 419-695-0660 2165 N. Cole St., Lima, at (419) Auxiliary for this thoughtful and patriotic gift. www.Facebook.com/ChiefSupermarket 223-4661 between 9-11 a.m.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Putnam County will host its second annual Golf For Kids Sake event Aug. 17 at Pike Run Golf Club, 10807 Road H, Ottawa, beginning with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. The cost per team including skins is $220, which includes golf for four, two carts, drink tickets, skins and goodie bags valued at $30. In addition, there will be awards for the first ($300), second, third and highest score and hole prizes for guys, gals and seniors. The Big Brother Big Sister fundraising events are known for having fun twists. Our golf event feaSave up to $5.00 lb. tures a toilet tee shot on a three and an opposite USDA Choice par handed drive on a short par Save up to $1.81 four. In addition, following the event, everyone has a shot at hitting a golf ball with a hockey stick to earn Regular or Thick Cut a free pizza. Fun will be had selected varieties by all participants. Awards and lunch sponsored by Arbys will be held in the clubhouse immediately following the event. 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August a good month to plant cover crops USDA says it will stop
BY JAMES M. HOORMAN Ag Educator OSU-Extension Putnam County August is a great month to plant fall cover crops, especially after wheat harvest. There are three major types of cover crops: Grasses, Brassicas and Legumes. Grasses (oats, cereal rye) have a fibrous root system and absorb soil nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P) while adding soil organic matter. Brassicas (oilseed radish, rape/canola) suppress weeds and insects and reduce soil compaction and add active organic matter. Legumes (crimson clover, winter peas) are nitrogen fixers that add soil nitrogen. Oats are easy fall crop to grow and may also be a source of forage. As a cover crop, drill one bushel or 30-60 pounds about 0.5-1.5 inches deep in the soil. If you are broadcasting seed, increase the seeding rate 10 percent (works well before a rain). Good seed to soil contact increases growth. Add 40 -50# N which may be in the form of manure, fertilizer, or as a legume companion crop to increase growth by 50 percent or more. If forage is desired, drill two bu,/A and add fertilizer or manure to get 1-3 tons of forage that may be wet-baled by Thanksgiving or early December. Oats tolerates temperatures down in the 20s before it dies. If going to corn the following year, mow or cut the oats before it flowers to prevent spring N tie up due to a high carbon nitrogen ratio in the straw. In other words, keep the oats in a vegetative stage. Cereal rye loosens the soil and the fibrous roots provide P to the soybean plant. Drill cereal rye at 1.0-1.5 inches deep using 0.75-1 bushel/A. If you want forage in the spring (up to 4-5 tons), drill two bu./A and fertilize the cereal rye with manure or commercial fertilizer at 50-7#/A in the fall and spring. Cereal rye germinates at 32 degrees but for best results, try to plant before midOctober to get a fall stand to reduce soil erosion; otherwise it will germinate in the spring. Cereal rye can be harvested in the spring in the boot stage and makes excellent haylage or silage. Cereal rye has an allelopathic (negative) effect on germinating weeds. Oilseed radish or the Daikon radish is a white tuber that reduces soil compaction with roots 2-5 feet deep. Drill radish at 3-5#/A and 0.25-0.5 inches deep or broadcast seed on the soil surface. Oilseed radish perform better in mixtures and requires some nitrogen (50#/A) for good growth. Drilling or broadcasting oilseed radish at 1-2#/A with 7-8#/A crimson clover is a good mixture or 1-2# radish in alternating rows with 15-18#/A of winter peas is a good practice before corn. The radish force the legumes to produce more N but they die at 15 degrees and then the legumes will take back the N and carry it forward to the next crop. Radishes suppress weeds, promote earthworms and increase beneficial insects. Radishes tend to really stink when they decompose (40-60 degrees), so be careful where you plant them! Rapeseed or canola is another brassica that has deep fibrous root system and grows 3-5 feet tall. Rapeseed is a wild cousin of canola (oilseed) with greater winter hardiness than canola grown for seed. Drill rapeseed 0.25-0.5 inches deep at 2-5#/A. Rapeseed grows well in the fall and tolerates poor soil fertility and germinates at 41 degrees. Crimson Clover (Dixie variety) is commonly grown with the radish in a mixture. If grown by itself, drill 16 pounds per acre (7-8#/A in a two-way mixture) 0.25-0.5 inches deep. Radish and crimson clover, due to their small seed size, are often broadcast on the soil surface and a good rain will promote good seed to soil contact and germination if planted in August or early September. Cover crops need a minimum of 60-90 days of growth to survive the winter. The later they are planted in September, the poorer the growth. One day in September is like three days of growth in October and a week of growth in November (unless it is really warm and sunny). Crimson clover can supply 100125 pounds of N to the next crop. Winter peas (Austrian or Windham) can be planted at 30#/A by themselves or 15-18#/A with radish. Austrian winter peas will generally die in the fall after growing 3-5 feet and produce 100-150 # N/A. The Windham variety of winter peas are more cold-tolerant and are grown after early soybeans (harvested in September). If they survive the winter, let them grow in the spring to produce 75-100# N/A. All legumes and clover need to be properly inoculated to produce N.

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WASHINGTON (AP) The United States will cease paying a $147 million annual settlement to Brazil that is part of a longrunning trade dispute over cotton subsidies, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Wednesday. The United States agreed to pay the money to Brazil in 2010, just before the South American country was set to raise tariffs on hundreds of millions of dollars in American goods, including autos, pharmaceuticals and electronics. Stopping the payments could prompt Brazil to threaten retaliation again. Vilsack said in an interview from Brazil that he doesnt have the authority to continue payments when the budget year begins Oct. 1 because Congress hasnt yet passed a farm bill or a budget. Current farm law expires Sept. 30. The World Trade Organization said in 2009 that Brazil could raise the tariffs on American goods because the United States had failed to get rid of subsidies the WTO said are illegal. A farm bill pending in Congress would attempt to bring those cotton subsidies into compliance, but it is now stalled amid disputes between the House and Senate. The Brazilian government brought the case to the WTO in 2002, alleging the United States remained the worlds secondlargest cotton producer by paying out the subsidies. The 2010 agreement was designed as temporary until Congress could resolve the issue. The only way that can be done is through the passage of a farm bill, Vilsack said. We need (Congress) to get down to brass tacks here and get this done. The Brazilian foreign and agriculture ministries declined to comment Wednesday. Vilsack said he met with Brazilian Minister of Agriculture Antonio Andrade and Eduardo dos Santos, the No. 2 diplomat at the foreign ministry. They said they would be watching the farm bill progress in the United States very closely, Vilsack said, but did not give a deadline for action to avoid retaliation. They reminded us fairly pointedly that their patience is not limitless and their options are few, Vilsack said. Vilsack has been pressuring Congress to finish the farm legislation, which would set policy for farm programs and food stamps. Both the House and Senate versions of the bill would restructure cotton payments in an effort to please the WTO, including eliminating cash payments known as direct payments and creating a new cotton program that works more like crop insurance.

Food Dialogues event to be held online Aug. 15


Information Submitted WORTHINGTON Ohioans are invited to participate in a public conversation about food and farming during the Food Dialogues: Ohio. The live, online event will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m . Aug. 15 at http://ofb.ag/fooddialogues. Food Dialogues: Ohio responds to Americans growing interest in how their food is produced. Biotechnology (GMOs) and sustainability are two food topics to be discussed by farmers, researchers, environmentalists, food experts and others. It will take place at COSI in Columbus. The moderator will be Joel Riley, morning host for Columbus radio station 610 WTVN. Panelists will discuss and debate social, economic, environmental and emotional aspects of biotechnology and sustainability as it relates to food and farming. Online participants can ask questions and offer comments.

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VAN WERT Van Wert Lodge No. 1197, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, recently made a donation of $125 towards the Rabbit Barn Fundraiser at the Van Wert County Fairgrounds. The Van Wert Youth Rabbit Club, Bunny

Hoppers 4-H Club and the Van Wert County Fair Rabbit Exhibitors are raising funds to build a new rabbit barn. The current barn is one of the oldest buildings on the fairgrounds and over the years has developed rotting support posts and rafters and parts of the building are shifting and sinking. Their goal is to raise $60,000.

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TODAY 9 a.m. - noon Putnam County Museum is open, 202 E. Main St., Kalida. 11:30 a.m. Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff St. Noon Rotary Club meets at The Grind. 6 p.m. Shepherds of Christ Associates meet in the St. Johns Chapel. 6:30 p.m. Delphos Kiwanis Club meets at the Eagles Lodge, 1600 E. Fifth St. 7 p.m. Bingo at St. Johns Little Theatre. Delphos Civil Service Commission meets at Municipal Building. 7:30 p.m. Hope Lodge 214 Free and Accepted Masons, Masonic Temple, North Main Street. 9 p.m. Fort Jennings Lions Club meets at the Outpost Restaurant. THURSDAY 9-11 a.m. The Delphos Canal Commission Museum, 241 N. Main St., is open. 11:30 a.m. Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff Street. 5-7 p.m. The Interfaith Thrift Store is open for shopping. 8 p.m. American Legion Post 268, 415 N. State St.

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FRIDAY Members of the Putnam County Retired 7:30 a.m. Delphos Teachers Association enjoyed an outdoor, Optimist Club, A&W DriveHRIFT HOP ORKERS carry in lunch at Just Something Different In, 924 E. Fifth St. outside of Fort Jennings on July 11. 11:30 a.m. Mealsite AUG. 8-10 After the meal, great scenery and converat Delphos Senior Citizen TODAY: Sue Vasquez, Mary Lee Miller, Beth Metzger, sation, the group continued their gathering Center, 301 Suthoff Street. Ruth Calvelage, Eloise Shumaker and Mary Ann Hoersten. indoors. 1-4 p.m. Interfaith FRIDAY: Lorene Jettinghoff, Donna Holdgreve, Mary Hostess Elaine Wehri auctioned several Thrift Store is open for shop- Jane Watkins and Darlene Kemper. items with the profits benefitting PCRTA. ping. SATURDAY: Doris Lindeman, Cindy Bertling, Valeta Author and editor Mary Beth Weisenberger Ditto and Delores Gerker. shared several amusing excerpts about family SATURDAY THRIFT SHOP HOURS: 5-7 p.m. Thursday; 1-4 p.m. life from her book In the Same Boat. Mary 8:30-11:30 a.m. St. Friday; and 9 a.m.- noon Saturday. Beth is now editor of the magazine Good Johns High School recycle, Anyone who would like to volunteer should contact Old Days, which has been in publication for enter on East First Street. Catharine Gerdemann, 419-695-8440; Alice Heidenescher, 9 a.m. - noon Interfaith 419-692-5362; Linda Bockey, 419-692-7145; or Lorene 50 years. She emphasized the importance of capturThrift Store is open for shop- Jettinghoff, 419-692-7331. ing and recording stories in order to not lose ping. If help is needed, contact the Thrift Shop at 419-692-2942 our history. Mary Beth assigned the group a St. Vincent dePaul Society, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. and leave a message. located at the east edge of the timed exercise and several members shared St. Johns High School parktheir recorded reflections. ing lot, is open. The business meeting was called to order. ENIOR UNCHEON AFE Cloverdale recycle at vilPresident Ruth Ann Stechschulte noted that lage park. a one-year complementary membership to 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. ORTA will be available to a member the chapAUG. -12-16 Delphos Postal Museum is ter selects. She also shared correspondence open. MONDAY: Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes, cauliflower, from PCRTA members. 12:15 p.m. Testing of bread, margarine, fruit, coffee and 2 percent milk. Corresponding Secretary Jim Baxter needs warning sirens by Delphos TUESDAY: BBQ chicken, corn OBrien, cauliflower, greeting cards but no Christmas or birthday Fire and Rescue. cards. Heavenly Hash tarts, coffee and 2 percent milk. 1-3 p.m. Delphos Canal Recording Secretary Sherri King read the WEDNESDAY: Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, California-blend Commission Museum, 241 veggies, bread, margarine, peaches, coffee and 2 percent milk. N. Main St., is open. THURSDAY: Baked spaghetti, broccoli, garlic toast, peach7 p.m. Bingo at St. es, coffee and 2 percent milk. Johns Little Theatre. GOOD NEWS FRIDAY: Taco salad, fruit, coffee and 2 percent milk. REALLY TRAVELS FAST! SUNDAY Just because 1-3 p.m. The Delphos youre going away Canal Commission Museum, for the summer 241 N. Main St., is open. doesnt mean you have to miss 1-4 p.m. Putnam out on a single Happy Birthday County Museum is open, 202 issue of your favorite hometown paper. All you need do is contact our customer E. Main St. Kalida. service department at least 10 days prior to Aug. 9 your departure and have your subscription MONDAY forwarded to your vacation address. Its Chris Carder simple, and it wont cost you an extra cent 11:30 a.m. Mealsite Jacob Mueller thats what we call really good news! at Delphos Senior Citizen Orrie Spring Center, 301 Suthoff St. TAKE US ALONG! 6 p.m. Middle Point SUBSCRIPTION Village Council meets FORWARDING Announce you or your family members 6:30 p.m. Shelter from 419-695-0015 birthday in our Happy Birthday column. the Storm support group Complete the coupon below and return it to meets in the Delphos Public Library basement. The Delphos Herald newsroom, 7 p.m. Marion 405 North Main St., Delphos, OH 45833. Township trustees at townPlease use the coupon also to make changes, ship house. additions or to delete a name from the column. Middle Point council THE DELPHOS HERALD meets at town hall. 8 p.m. Delphos City HAPPY BIRTHDAY COLUMN Did you know that your child should have Schools Board of Education his or her first dental exam by age 1? Name meets at the administration office. CALL TODAY TO SCHEDULE YOUR Address Delphos Knights of CHILDS APPOINTMENT WITH A Columbus meet at the K of GENTLE AND CARING DENTIST. C hall.

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By JIM METCALFE Sports Editor jmetcalfe@delphosherald.com You just knew that I was going to write something about the Alex Rodriguez scandal, didnt you, my 35 fans? Major League Baseball suspended 13 guys for their involvement with the now-closed Biogenesis laboratory, 12 of them either for 50 games almost the rest of the year. The only one who is fighting it is to borrow a word from that wordsmith, Dave Boninsegna the aforementioned A-Rod. Of course, his suspension is 211 games basically, he is gone until the 2015 season. I get that he will fight that sentence but it also seems to me from media reports by those who are more in-theknow than I can ever be that his involvement with this clinic was far more extensive and perhaps bordered on the criminal, while the others were more straightforward: they admitted it and took their medicine. Here is my thing: he wants to be a role model but he doesnt seem to be forthcoming with his side of the story to be that role model. Quite frankly, I tire of people that claim that now is not the time to come clean its always the time to come clean, especially for your fans and that they will tell all at their convenience. If you didnt do it, tell us now; putting it off makes you look guilty.

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Musketeers slip by Wildcats in links dual DELPHOS Despite the medalist-winning 45 by Ryan Bullinger, the Jefferson boys golfers fell 191-194 to Fort Jennings in a dual Tuesday on the par-36 back 9 at the Delphos Country Club. Leading the Musketeers (1-1) were Luke Luebrecht and Sam Vetter with 46s, Nate German 47, Ryan Rau 52, Collin Wieging 53 and Nick Von Sossan 60. For the Wildcats (0-1), Zack Wannemacher added a 48, Tyler Rice 50, Nick Fitch 51, Jacob Hamilton 55 and Kyle Berelsman 64. Jefferson hosts Ottoville this morning (9 a.m. tee-off) and is in the Tee-Off Classic at the DCC 8 a.m. Monday. Fort Jennings is in a tri-match with Ottoville versus host Columbus Grove 9 a.m. Friday at Country Acres in Kalida. Big Green slides by Kalida in PCL golf DELPHOS Ottovilles boys golf team edged Kalida 362-365 in Putnam County League action Wednesday morning at the Delphos Country Club. Leading the Big Green (2-0) were Wesley Markwards 78, along with an 84 by Luke Schimmoeller, 97 by Brendan Schnipke and 103 by Matt Turnwald. For the Wildcats (0-1), opening their season, Zach Erhart carded an 83, Brady Mathew 84 and Evan Recker and Colin Nartker 99s. Ottoville returns to the DCC 9 a.m. today to play Jefferson and will be in a tri-match versus Fort Jennings and host Columbus Grove 9 a.m. Friday at Country Acres. Kalida visits Fremont Country Club to tangle with St. Joseph Central Catholic 10 a.m. Friday.

Dont hide behind newspeak or mumbo jumbo. Hey, unlike Tom Cruises character in A Few Good Men at least in the opinion of Jack Nicholson we can handle the truth! You talk about the mistakes you made but then never seem to admit those mistakes as to what they were/are. His remark of fighting for my life quite frankly makes me sick. You are nearing the end of your career and have made a ton of moolah playing a game. If this is the worst thing you have happen you have admitted to cheating before and seem to be admitting that you have continued to cheat lately you made mistakes in your rehabs from injury? then you really have nothing to complain about; you are getting your just desserts, in my book. Quite honestly, its almost guaranteed that some arbitrator when he does get around to ruling on the case, which will probably be after this season will knock that down at least half. The sad part is that the arbitrator might maybe not likely but who really knows finally get around to it next summer and fall and A-Rod will be ready to call it quits. Or if he/she realizes that A-Rod might hang them up this fall, then he/she wont need to make a ruling. A-Rod says one thing about there not being negotiations but MLB contradicts that. I find that hard to believe that he is correct when at least a few of the others did negotiate. Even the Players Association president admitted that had a certain number been given A-Rod, hed have advised him to take it. If hes not guilty, why would he do that? As always, there could be more than meets the eye or in my most humble opinion, meets the nose here because it does smell of rotten fish. You want to give the benefit of the doubt we all know of people wrongfully accused but at the same time, I know I am becoming more and more cynical of these guys these days; its getting harder and harder to believe our heroes. See MUSINGS, page 7

Saturday at Road America. He was part of the winning effort in his Grand-Am class two weeks ago CHARLOTTE, N.C. At least a at Indianapolis and was grateful to be dozen road-course ringers waited for the considered by SHR for this weekends phone to ring when word spread that Tony opportunity. Stewart had broken his leg in a sprint car Obviously this, I dont look at this race at Iowa. like a career-changing (opportunity), he Max Papis called Stewart-Haas Racing added. Im just going to go out there and and told the team he was enjoy every lap I have, enjoy available to replace the every second I have with 3-time NASCAR champion the guys and keep that seat and hell be the replacement warm for Smoke until hes this weekend at Watkins going to come back. And Glen International. who knows? Maybe in the It will be Papis first future, were going to have Sprint Cup Series start some laughs to share about since 2010 but it will be his what I did in this car or any13th career start at Watkins thing. You never know. Glen. More important, hes Sometimes if you push got some familiarity with for opportunities, they dont the car hell be racing this come, and sometimes things weekend: Papis was the test come because of reasons. driver for SHR last month The things that Im the most Stewart as part of the teams R&D proud of is the fact that Im program at Road Atlanta even considered (for) this and the slender Italian said he joked the opportunity. There are hundreds of guys seat was a natural fit. out there that can drive this car but I I didnt talk to Tony; I sent him an always say its not about the money you e-mail when I was testing his car telling make, its not about anything that you do him that his lap belt fit me, Papis said but its about the story you write. And I Tuesday. It was actually funny stuff. I guess that so far Ive been writing a pretty dont tell you the answer. decent story to get a call from StewartHis time with the team this weekend Haas Racing. is likely a one-off as SHR will probably NEWMAN BENEFITS: Stewart left go to an oval specialist the remainder of Pocono Raceway ranked 11th in the Sprint the time Stewart is sidelined. But Papis Car standings holding the first wild card jumped at the opportunity, even though he in the Chase for the Championship field. was scheduled to run the Grand-Am race See RACING, page 7

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A 1-week break for the Ryder Cup next year


Associated Press PITTSFORD, N.Y. For the first time in five years, PGA Tour players will face four straight weeks of golf in the FedEx Cup playoffs in 2014. The tour has been scheduling a week off between its four playoff events since 2010, mainly to keep players in the Ryder Cup or Presidents Cup from too much competition. The last two times in Ryder Cup years, the matches were held a week after the Tour Championship. The PGA of America, on behalf of Ryder Cup captain Tom Watson, asked PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem to consider giving players a week off before the matches. Our captain felt like that it was imperative that our players had a week off prior to the Ryder Cup, PGA president Ted Bishop explained Wednesday. The tour acquiesced; during the course of more conversations, the PGA of America decided to drop Glorys Last Shot as its slogan for the PGA Championship. While the PGA Championship is the final major, the rest of the calendar year featured the FedEx Cup playoffs and even the Ryder Cup itself. The PGA Tour is not releasing its full 2013-14 schedule until next month but this means there will be four straight weeks of playoff events in August and September, followed by a week off before going to Scotland for the Ryder Cup. Bishop said Finchem was provocative in stating the PGA Championship had the strongest field among major championships and could stand on its own merit without a slogan. I think that we feel that our championship does stand on its own merits and there is other golf thats played after this championship, albeit not major golf, Bishop said. And so that was just one example of some of the many things that I feel like we have been able to work together and accomplish hand-inhand with the PGA Tour. The last time the PGA Tour had four straight playoff events was in 2009, when Tiger Woods won the $10 million bonus. Bishop has been concerned about the energy level of the American team since last year at Medinah, where Europe staged a record-tying comeback. That would go against another school of thought, however, that the matches have been close ever since the FedEx Cup began because all the top players are in form. So does the tours big bonanza at the end of the year hurt or help? I dont think that its probably impacted the Ryder Cup that much one way or the other, Bishop added. I know Tom was very emphatic about this in my discussions with him that he did think that due to number of weeks in a row or six out of eight weeks that these guys play leading up to the Ryder Cup that he had some concerns that our players, particularly when we were playing a foreign Ryder Cup and you had to deal with the time change and the travel, that there was a fatigue factor. RICKIES FRESH SET OF EYES: The only swing coach for Rickie Fowler was Barry McDonnell, who taught him on the Murrieta Valley Golf Range in southern California. McDonnell died at age 75 two years ago. Fowler still doesnt have a coach, though he did seek some help. Butch Harmon told reporters he was asked to take a look at Fowlers swing during the British Open, during which Harmon recommended the club going back a little more straight so that Fowler doesnt have to drop it back into position on the downswing. Harmon did not classify it as a formal teacher-pupil relationship. Nick Watney, meanwhile, was seen twice on the practice range working with Todd Anderson, the Sea Island swing coach whose clients include Brandt Snedeker. Watney worked with Harmon for years and lately had been seeing his son, Claude Harmon III. See GOLF, page 7

Bruce powers Reds past Athletics 6-5


Associated Press CINCINNATI Corky Miller got a chance to play a major-league game in front of his sons on Wednesday and the journeyman catcher made the most of the opportunity. Miller had a pair of run-scoring doubles and a key defensive play, helping the Cincinnati Reds to a 6-5 victory over Bartolo Colon and the slumping Oakland Athletics. Jay Bruce hit a 2-run homer and a run-scoring grounder for Cincinnati, which won consecutive games for the first time since July 24 in San Francisco and July 25 in Los Angeles. Joey Votto had two hits and Zack Cozart scored twice. Miller has spent most of the season with Triple-A Louisville. He could be headed back to the minors soon with Ryan Hanigan on his way back from a wrist injury. With sons Caden, 8, and Chase, 5, in town for the Reds family game, Miller increased his total to five RBIs in 14 games this season. It was fun looking up and seeing them, Miller said. AL West-leading Oakland, which began the day with a 1-game advantage over Texas, scored as many runs as it had in its previous three games but still lost for the sixth time in seven games. Colon (14-4) was knocked out in the third inning in his shortest outing of the season. The All-Star right-hander, who was pitching on six days rest but weakened by a stomach virus, had made 15 consecutive starts of at least six innings and three or fewer earned runs. Bartolo didnt have his best stuff, manager Bob Melvin said. His velocity was down a little bit. He had a stomach virus in the bullpen. Hes had it before but worked through it.

THROUGH AUGUST 6 AMERICAN LEAGUE Baltimore Boston Chi. White Sox Cleveland Detroit Houston Kansas City L.A. Angels Minnesota N.Y. Yankees Oakland Seattle Tampa Bay Texas Toronto AL Totals NATIONAL LEAGUE Arizona Atlanta Chi. Cubs Cincinnati Colorado L.A. Dodgers Miami Milwaukee N.Y. Mets Philadelphia Pittsburgh San Diego San Fran. St. Louis Washington NL Totals MLB Totals

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HOME GAMES DATES TOTAL 58 1,722,034 60 2,071,811 51 1,184,737 57 1,115,150 56 2,112,467 57 1,104,150 53 1,160,527 61 2,268,498 53 1,678,205 54 2,158,760 55 1,291,582 59 1,316,140 58 1,071,608 57 2,238,457 56 1,778,143 845 24,272,269 HOME GAMES DATES TOTAL 55 1,471,025 53 1,717,651 56 1,858,738 54 1,743,845 57 1,989,107 56 2,523,378 58 1,054,525 58 1,829,488 55 1,489,179 54 2,077,989 58 1,550,123 57 1,572,098 55 2,292,034 51 2,154,931 58 1,947,162 835 27,271,273 1680 51,543,542 AVERAGE 29,690 34,530 23,230 19,564 37,723 19,371 21,897 37,188 31,664 39,977 23,483 22,307 18,476 39,271 31,753 28,725

Millers first run-scoring double gave Cincinnati a 2-1 lead in the second inning. The Reds added three more in the third, with Bruce going deep for the second straight game and Miller driving in Cozart for the second time on the day. Colon allowed five runs and seven hits in 2 2/3 innings. He was 3-0 with a 1.57 ERA in his previous five starts, including a 4-hitter in a 6-0 victory at the Los Angeles Angels on July 21. Homer Bailey (7-10) won his second straight start despite allowing nine hits and five runs in 5 1/3 innings. They put the bat on the ball pretty well, he said. You saw it last night with Mat (Latos). He didnt get a lot of strikeouts. When you put it into play, things happen. Bailey left with a runner on third but Manny Parra wriggled out of the jam. Parra, Sam LeCure and J.J. Hoover combined for 2 2/3 innings of 2-hit ball before Aroldis Chapman tossed a perfect ninth for his 27th save in 31 opportunities. See REDS, page 7

ROAD GAMES DATES TOTAL 55 1,572,807 55 1,740,443 59 1,548,591 54 1,550,968 55 1,549,869 55 1,613,740 57 1,576,562 51 1,454,347 57 1,589,559 57 1,965,859 57 1,577,116 54 1,571,458 54 1,575,859 57 1,700,633 57 1,605,442 834 24,193,253 ROAD GAMES DATES TOTAL 57 1,871,614 61 1,885,602 56 1,762,434 58 1,907,922 57 1,869,821 56 2,020,593 53 1,634,173 55 1,710,586 55 1,701,194 58 1,816,539 53 1,717,316 56 1,778,949 56 2,014,667 60 1,938,845 55 1,720,034 846 27,350,289 1680 51,543,542

AVERAGE 28,596 31,644 26,247 28,722 28,179 29,341 27,659 28,517 27,887 34,489 27,669 29,101 29,183 29,836 28,166 29,009

AVERAGE 26,746 32,409 33,192 32,293 34,897 45,060 18,181 31,543 27,076 38,481 26,726 27,581 41,673 42,254 33,572 32,660 30,681

AVERAGE 32,835 30,912 31,472 32,895 32,804 36,082 30,833 31,102 30,931 31,320 32,402 31,767 35,976 32,314 31,273 32,329 30,681

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Lady Jays soccer tourney champs


The 2013 St. Johns girls soccer team took the Division III championship in the Otsego/Bowling Green Soccer Tournament held July 26-28. Members of the team are, front from left, Lyndsay Mohler, Bri Stepleton, Sam Bonifas, Madison Kreeger, Maddie Burgei, Jessica Koverman and Lindsey Warnecke; and standing, head coach John Munoz, Erin Williams, Liz Winhover, Ashlyn Troyer, Carleigh Ankerman, Emilee Grothouse, Sam Wehri, Kelsi Gillespie, Rachel Pohlman, Lucy Bonifas, Courtney Wrasman, Maria Giambruno-Fuge and assistant coach Kristy Hasenkamp. (Photo submitted)

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Associated Press x-non-points race Feb. 16 x-The Sprint Unlimited (Kevin Harvick) Feb. 21 x-Budweiser Duel 1 (Kevin Harvick) Feb. 21 x-Budweiser Duel 2 (Kyle Busch) Feb. 24 Daytona 500 (Jimmie Johnson) March 3 Subway Fresh Fit 500, Avondale, Ariz. (Carl Edwards) March 10 Kobalt Tools 400, Las Vegas (Matt Kenseth) March 17 Food City 500, Bristol, Tenn. (Kasey Kahne) March 24 Auto Club 400, Fontana, Calif. (Kyle Busch) April 7 STP Gas Booster 500, Ridgeway, Va. (Jimmie Johnson) April 13 NRA 500, Fort Worth, Texas (Kyle Busch) April 21 STP 400, Kansas City, Kan. (Matt Kenseth) April 27 Toyota Owners 400, Richmond, Va. (Kevin Harvick) May 5 Aarons 499, Talladega, Ala. (David Ragan) May 11 Bojangles Southern 500, Darlington, S.C. (Matt Kenseth) May 18 x-Sprint Showdown (Jamie McMurray) May 18 x-NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race (Jimmie Johnson) May 26 Coca-Cola 600, Concord, N.C. (Kevin Harvick) June 2 Dover 400, Dover, Del. (Tony Stewart) June 9 Pocono 400, Long Pond, Pa. (Jimmie Johnson) June 16 Quicken Loans 400, Brooklyn, Mich. (Greg Biffle) June 23 Toyota/Save Mart 350, Sonoma, Calif. (Martin Truex Jr.) June 30 Quaker State 400, Sparta, Ky. (Matt Kenseth) July 6 Coke Zero 400 powered by Coca-Cola, Daytona Beach, Fla. (Jimmie Johnson) July 14 Camping World RV Sales 301, Loudon, N.H. (Brian Vickers) July 28 Your Heros Name Here 400 at The Brickyard, Indianapolis (Ryan Newman) Aug. 4 Pennsylvania 400, Long Pond, Pa. (Kasey Kahne) Sunday Cheez-It 355 at The Glen, Watkins Glen, N.Y. Aug. 18 Pure Michigan 400, Brooklyn, Mich. Aug. 24 Irwin Tools Night Race, Bristol, Tenn. Sept. 1 AdvoCare 500 at Atlanta, Hampton, Ga. Sept. 7 Federated Auto Parts 400, Richmond, Va. Sept. 15 GEICO 400, Joliet, Ill. Sept. 22 Sylvania 300, Loudon, N.H. Sept. 29 AAA 400, Dover, Del. Oct. 6 Hollywood Casino 400, Kansas City, Kan. Oct. 12 Bank of America 500, Concord, N.C. Oct. 20 Camping World RV Sales 500, Talladega, Ala. Oct. 27 Goodys Fast Relief 500, Ridgeway, Va. Nov. 3 AAA Texas 500, Fort Worth, Texas Nov. 10 AdvoCare 500, Avondale, Ariz. Nov. 17 Ford EcoBoost 400, Homestead, Fla. Driver Standings Through Aug. 4 1. Jimmie Johnson, 772. 2. Clint Bowyer, 695. 3. Carl Edwards, 688. 4. Kevin Harvick, 675. 5. Dale Earnhardt Jr., 656. 6. Kyle Busch, 646. 7. Matt Kenseth, 638. 8. Kasey Kahne, 612. 9. Jeff Gordon, 602. 10. Greg Biffle, 599. 11. Tony Stewart, 594. 12. Brad Keselowski, 592. 13. Kurt Busch, 588. 14. Martin Truex Jr., 584. 15. Ryan Newman, 575. 16. Jamie McMurray, 566. 17. Joey Logano, 561. 18. Aric Almirola, 554. 19. Paul Menard, 532. 20. Jeff Burton, 507.

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CHICAGO The Major League Baseball Players Association formally appealed Alex Rodriguezs 211-game suspension Wednesday, sending the case to an independent arbitrator. Union spokesman Greg Bouris confirmed the appeal and said the players association had no further comment. A message was left seeking comment from Major League Baseball. Rodriguez, who was back at third base and batting third for the New York Yankees against the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday night, said he had no reaction to the filing of the grievance. The 3-time MVP was suspended through the 2014 season on Monday when the league penalized 13 players following an investigation into Biogenesis of America, a shuttled Florida anti-aging clinic accused of distributing banned performance-enhancing drugs. The other 12 players accepted 50-game suspensions but Rodriguez said he planned to fight. Union head Michael Weiner said the punishment for the slugger was way out of line. Rodriguezs punishment was scheduled to begin today but he is allowed to keep playing until the grievance is heard by arbitrator Fredric Horowitz. He isnt expected to rule until November or December at the earliest. Coming back from hip surgery in January, Rodriguez played his first

game of the season Monday night in the series opener at Chicago. He singled in his first at-bat and was 2-for-6 with a walk in his first two games. Rodriguez has been booed lustily since his return, except for when he was hit by a pitch in the third inning of Tuesday nights 3-2 loss.

NEW YORK Umpire Manny Gonzalez was held out of the Rockies-Mets game Wednesday night because he is experiencing dizziness and has swelling in his throat a day after being hit by a pitch. Major League Baseball security officer Ron Myers told The Associated Press Gonzalez is doing very well but still has discomfort in the throat and is lightheaded. Myers added it is standard to keep an umpire out of games until he is feeling 100 percent. Gonzalez was working the plate when a pitch from Mets starter Jenrry Mejia bounced up and lodged under his protective mask. Larry Vanover, the second-base ump, took over behind the plate and the game continued with three umpires. David Rackely filled in for Gonzalez and was the second base umpire Wednesday. Former slugger Dave Parker coping with Parkinsons PITTSBURGH Seven-time major league All-Star Dave Parker is dealing with Parkinsons

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disease. Parker told The Associated Press on Wednesday that he was diagnosed with the disease in February 2012. Parkers condition was first reported by the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. I went in for a physical, went through the whole physical and my hand was shaking, Parker said by telephone. The docs saw it and I said Ive been having problems with that. They said Yeah, you got Parkinsons thats how I found out. Parkinsons is a progressive disorder that gradually takes a toll on the nervous system. Notable figures with the disease include Muhammad Ali and actor Michael J. Fox. The 62-year-old Parker said his older sister is also suffering from Parkinsons. The 1978 National League MVP is able to get by without medication at this point and relies on a healthy diet and plenty of exercise, including at least an hour a day on his bicycle. He got in his usual round of golf on Wednesday, rushing a bit to beat afternoon thundershowers. Nicknamed Cobra because of his lethal bat and cannon-like arm, Parker hit 339 home runs during a 19-year career with five teams, most notably the Pittsburgh Pirates. He helped Pittsburgh win the 1979 World Series and was named MVP of the All-Star game that year after a pair of outfield assists helped the National League pull out a 7-6 victory. Parker won another title with the Oakland As in 1989, when he hit 22 homers and drove in 97 runs at age 38. He is still active in the game, occasionally working as a hitting coach. Parker said he believes the Pirates, in first-place in the NL Central, are ready to end two decades of losing. I know the fans are used to winning when I played, Parker added. They desperately need a winning season. (Twenty) years of losing baseball is unacceptable as far as I concerned. When I played, we threw everything out on the field and including the kitchen sink. Its nice to see these guys doing the same.

His injury has blown the race wide open with five races remaining to set the 12-driver field. Its not clear how many races Stewart will miss StewartHaas Racing has announced theyll know more after his second surgery on his broken right leg but they no longer consider him a factor to make the Chase. The biggest benefactor, ironically, is teammate Ryan Newman. Newman became a Chase contender two weeks ago with his win at Indianapolis Motor Speedway but at 15th in points needed a lot of help in front of him to claim the second wild card. He should gain ground once Stewart misses his first race Sunday and competition director Greg Zipadelli said the SHR focus now shifts to Newman. Well, our focus has always been getting (Stewart) and (Newman) in the Chase; they both obviously had opportunities to make the Chase, Zipadelli added. Our focus was to give them equal attention. I think obviously now that the 39 is our only chance, we will do whatever we can to help. I dont know that its any more than what we have been doing but well certainly do our best to work together as a team, and if theres anything they need, we will certainly do our best to give them what they need to have that opportunity.

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Josh Donaldson and Eric Sogard had two hits and two RBIs apiece for Oakland, which finished with 11 hits. Donaldson hit a solo drive in the second for his 17th homer. Stephen Vogt singled in a run in the fourth for the As but Bruce made a perfect throw to cut down Alberto Callaspo trying to score from second on the base hit to right. Callaspo left with a left forearm contusion. The Reds originally reported that Miller had a right quad contusion but he announced after the game he banged knees with Callaspo. He still

WHATS FOR DINNER: A tradition like one other took place Tuesday night when defending champion Rory McIlroy hosted a dinner for past winners of the PGA Championship. McIlroy was in charge of the menu, similar to the Champions Dinner at the Masters, the difference being he didnt have to pay for it. So what was for dinner? A goats cheese and beet root salad for a starter. Irish tenderloin as the main course. Sticky toffee pudding for dessert. It was good, McIlroy said, speaking at least for himself. Everybody definitely enjoyed the last two courses. I dont know how the appetizer went down. He also gave them each Bose speakers that were personalized. McIlroy signed a deal with Bose earlier this year. Keeping with the tradition, McIlroy asked two former caught one more inning. champions to make speeches. Catchers are football He selected 2-time winner Dave players, Reds manager Stockton, who coaches McIlroy Dusty Baker said. Theyre on his putting; and Keegan tough. I wish everybody was a tough as they are. STOCKS Oakland also had Sogard Quotes of local interest supplied by retired in a rundown off third EDWARD JONES INVESTMENTS in the sixth. Close of business August 7, 2013 Bruce jumped on the first Description LastPrice pitch he saw in the third, DowJonesIndustrialAverage 15,470.67 sending a long drive into the S&P500 1,690.91 netting above the visitors NASDAQComposite 3,654.01 bullpen down the right-field AmericanElectricPowerCo.,Inc. 45.47 line. The 1-out shot came AutoZone,Inc. 435.04 with Votto aboard after a BungeLimited 76.97 BPplc 41.23 leadoff single. 51.50 It was Bruces team- Citigroup,Inc. 59.12 leading 24th homer. He also CVSCaremarkCorporation 59.87 is second on the Reds to DominionResources,Inc. 64.55 Brandon Phillips with 78 EatonCorporationplc FordMotorCo. 16.77 RBIs.
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Bradley, who won the PGA Championship prior to McIlroy winning last year at Kiawah Island. It was cool, McIlroy added. You have the most recent PGA champions like myself, Keegan Bradley, Martin Kaymer. And then you have someone like Doug Ford. It was his 91st birthday yesterday. NO SOUVENIRS FOR YOU: Watson tried to do some advance scouting during a visit to Gleneagles, the famed Scottish resort that will be the site of next years matches. While his hosts couldnt have been more gracious showing Watson around, the hospitality dried up pretty quickly when he asked to see the pin sheets from a previous tournament. By seeing where the putting cups were located during the Johnnie Walker Championship, played over the same Centenary Course, Watson was hoping to make an educated guess where they might be when the U.S. and European sides clash a year from September.

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I thought it was interesting that during his first game back against the Chicago White Sox, he was booed. That might be expected any way because he is a member of the Evil Empire, even if the court of fans have ruled he is guilty. However, during the day before the game, he also had his share of fans and autographseekers, so there are still some that are rooting for him. Maybe they are less jaded than I am! It will be interesting to see what the players themselves think about this and how they will react?

More and more stories I have read indicate that players are tired of this issue and want the union to agree to even harsher testing: the longer this goes, the more even the clean players are under suspicion; and they are angry. I cant blame them, either; they want to be cleared and they cant be with this stuff continuing to happen. In the end, does anyone else see a Lance Armstrong in this? As an aside here: more and more people are turning the focus onto Bud Selig, the powers-that-be, the union and the teams themselves with this, how they knew this has been going on for decades and turned a blind eye

to it. I will wait and see how that turns out. Perhaps now might be the time for Selig to retire instead of 2015. I think MLB and the union really need to step back and assess where this game is going. Another aside: perhaps it is coincidental or not but in the face of this scandal, the Florida High School Athletic Association held a telephone conference call with sports editors and reporters to announce an aggressive step designed to target PED use by Florida high school student-athletes Tuesday. Biogenesis was based in Florida.

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SPORTS EDITOR If you enjoy covering high school athletes, here is an opportunity to run your own show in a sports-crazy market. As the sports editor at an AP award-winning newspaper and website, you will cover games, recruit and direct a small group of stringers to assist with coverage, edit copy, layout pages (In-Design), take digital photographs, and work with Internet-based, multi-media products and re sources. You get to work with good equipment and direct the sports report in collaboration with an experienced editor. The successful candidate will be able to build solid relationships with coaches and athletic directors and create a balanced report, featuring all sports at five local high schools. This is an ideal opportunity to work in print and digital media, including webcast activities. To apply, please send your resume and a letter of application, including you compensation requirements, to Ed Gebert, editor, at PO Box 271, Van Wert, OH 45891, or forward them by e-mail to egebert@timesbulletin.co m. The Times Bulletin is an equal opportunity employer and offers a smoke-free workplace with full complement of benefits.

We accept TIMES BULLETIN Media is searching for a full-time sales representative. If you appreciate working as part of a team, enjoy working with businesses large and small, thrive in a busy and creative environment, and love using the web and social media sites, this position may be a perfect match for you. Candidates who succeed in sales possess above average written and oral communications skills, work with multiple deadlines and projects, and demonstrate effective organizational, time management, and planning skills. The successful applicant will learn and work with Times Bulletin Medias many products. Applicants must demonstrate a working knowledge of the internet and active participation in social networking and media. The successful candidate will play a key role in developing the companys online campaigns and social media strategies. We pay our sales representatives using a draw and commission plan. The parent company offers a full schedule of benefits including Health Insurance, 401K and Vacation. We are an equal opportunity employer. For consideration, please forward a professional resume and cover letter detailing how you will apply your skills and experience to the marketplace. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Mail to: Kirk Dougal, Publisher P.O. Box 271, Van Wert, Ohio 45891 E-mail to kdougal@timesbulletin.c om Or deliver to The Times Bulletin Media office: 700 Fox Road, Van Wert, Ohio

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Dear Annie: I am a Get Granny To Shower 20-year-old college student Dear Trying: There are and live at home during the kind ways to tell her. Grandsummer with my mom and ma likely doesnt notice her stepdad. body odor. You need to let her The problem is, my step- know, nicely, that she needs dad makes me uncomfortable. to be more thorough. You He is a porn addict. He leaves can offer to help her shower; girlie magazines all over the you can contact the Visiting house and downloads porn Nurse Association (thevnaon our home computer. As if cares.org) or hire a nurses that isnt awkward enough, aide to come regularly; you he is always looking at my can discuss the possibility of body. He also checks out my remodeling her bathroom to sisters. It is so unnerving that make it more accessible; you I refuse to wear shorts around can look into a transfer bench him. Worst of all, I cant that lifts her into the tub area; wear a swimsuit, you can bring her to knowing he will your place if it has a be gawking at me. shower stall or even I cant go a to your local health day without worclub. Also, please rying that he is check to be sure her ogling me. What laundry is getting can I do? Not done. (Offer to do So Home Sweet it for her.) Finally, Home your family might Dear Not: want to discuss What a charmwith Grandma the ing father figure possibility of movyou have. Is your Annies Mailbox ing into a senior famother aware that cility that is set up her husband checks you out to alleviate such limitations. and makes you uncomfortDear Annie: I read the able? She should know. In letter from Depressed in the meantime, spend as little Hiding, the 16-year-old time around him as possible. high school girl who is deDont sunbathe in the back- pressed and anxious and has yard. Go to a friends house resorted to self-harm. She is or to the local pool or beach. afraid to tell her parents beIf you catch him staring at cause she believes they will your body, confront him di- hate her. rectly and tell him to stop. My heart goes out to her. Also, talk to your sisters I, too, have battled depresabout his behavior and make sion and was afraid to seek sure they are OK. Dont be help. Its too easy to feel that afraid to speak up on their no one will understand and behalf. they might even be angry. Dear Annie: My grand- But the truth is, admitting ma is 84 years old and still you need help is one of the able to live independently. most powerful things a perI spent time in her home a son can do and is the first step few years ago and discovered in getting better. People DO that she no longer showers understand. because she is afraid of slipIf she is having suicidal ping. It also is too hard for thoughts, I strongly suggest her to step over the lip of the she ask her parents to bring bathtub. She even bought a her to the local emergency shower stool, but for what- room, where she could be ever reason, she doesnt use seen by someone right away. it. Instead, she cleans herself Sweetie, you are not alone! with a rag and soap. Sherry in Montreal Grandma has a distinct Dear Sherry: We apbody odor that is getting preciate that so many of our progressively worse, and its readers wrote to support hard to be close to her. I think this young woman and offer shed want to know this, but words of encouragement. I dont want to hurt her feelings. Is there any way to poTo all of our Muslim litely tell her? Trying To readers: Happy Eid.
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Study ties higher blood sugar to dementia risk More Powerball players
Associated Press Higher blood-sugar levels, even those well short of diabetes, seem to raise the risk of developing dementia, a major new study finds. Researchers say it suggests a novel way to try to prevent Alzheimers disease by keeping glucose at a healthy level. Alzheimers is by far the most common form of dementia and its long been known that diabetes makes it more likely. The new study tracked blood sugar over time in all sorts of people with and without diabetes to see how it affects risk for the mind-robbing disease. The results challenge current thinking by showing that its not just the high glucose levels of diabetes that are a concern, said the studys leader, Dr. Paul Crane of the University of Washington in Seattle. Its a nice, clean pattern risk rises as blood sugar does, said Dallas Anderson, a scientist at the National Institute on Aging, the federal agency that paid for the study. This is part of a larger picture and adds evidence that exercising and controlling blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol are a viable way to delay or prevent dementia, he said. Because so many attempts to develop effective drugs have failed, It looks like, at the moment, sort of our best bet, Anderson said. We have to do something. If we just do nothing and wait around till theres some kind of cocktail of pills, we could be waiting a long time. About 35 million people worldwide have dementia; in the United States, about 5 million have Alzheimers disease. What causes it isnt known. Current treatments just temporarily ease symptoms. People who have diabetes dont make enough insulin, or their bodies dont use insulin well, to turn food into energy. That causes sugar in the blood to rise, which can damage the kidneys and other organs possibly the brain, researchers say. The new study, published in todays New England Journal of Medicine, just tracked people and did not test whether lowering someones blood sugar would help treat or prevent dementia. That would have to be tested in a new study, and people should not seek blood-sugar tests they wouldnt normally get otherwise, Crane said. We dont know from a study like this whether bringing down the glucose level will prevent or somehow modify dementia, but its always a good idea to avoid developing diabetes, he said. Eating well, exercising and controlling weight all help to keep blood sugar in line. The study involved 2,067 people 65 and older in the Group Health Cooperative, a Seattle-area health care system. At the start, 232 participants had diabetes; the rest did not. They each had at least five blood-sugar tests within a few years of starting the study and more after it was underway. Researchers averaged these levels over time to even out spikes and dips from testing at various times of day or before or after a meal. Participants were given standard tests for thinking skills every two years and asked about smoking, exercise and other things that affect dementia risk. After nearly seven years of follow-up, 524, or one quarter of them, had developed dementia mostly Alzheimers disease. Among participants who started out without diabetes, those with higher glucose levels over the previous five years had an 18 percent greater risk of developing dementia than those with lower glucose levels. Among participants with diabetes at the outset, those with higher blood sugar were 40 percent more likely to develop dementia than diabetics at the lower end of the glucose spectrum.

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Yemens government says it uncovered al-Qaida


MAGGIE MICHAEL Associated Press SANAA, Yemen Military and intelligence officials in Yemen said Wednesday they uncovered an al-Qaida plot to fire missiles at foreign embassies in the capital and to attack naval forces guarding international shipping in the Red Sea. Details of the plot, which was reminiscent of the suicide attack on the USS Cole in 2000 that killed 17 American sailors, emerged as Yemen remains in a heightened state of alert that has seen the U.S. and British embassies evacuated and a new suspected U.S. drone strike that killed seven alleged militants from the terrorist group. The discovery of the alQaida plot prompted the Defense Ministry to step up security around the strategic Bab el-Mandeb waterway, which connects the Red Sea with the Gulf of Aden. Officials banning speedboats or fishing vessels from the area, and military forces have been ordered to shoot to kill anybody who arouses suspicion or refuses to identify themselves. Defense Minister Minister Gen. Mohammed Nasser Ahmed visited the area Sunday and urged the forces, known as Battalion 117, to stay on high alert for possible suicide attacks, according to officials who spoke to The Associated Press on condition

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) The allure of capturing the estimated $425 million Powerball jackpot had players in a buying frenzy Wednesday, further confirming a trend that lottery officials say has become the big ticket norm: Fatigued Powerball players, increasingly blase about smaller payouts, often dont get into the game until the jackpot offers big bucks. Meghan Graham, a convenience store worker from Brookline, Mass., has purchased nearly a dozen Powerball tickets in recent months thanks to the huge jackpots, and the third largest-ever pot was enough reason to buy again. The more it keeps increasing, that means nobody is winning a lot of people are gonna keep buying tickets and tickets and tickets and you never know, you just might get lucky if you pick the right numbers, she said. A recent game change intended to build excitement about the lottery increased the frequency of huge jackpots, and Wednesdays jackpot drawing comes only a few months after the biggest Powerball jackpot in history a $590 million pot won in Florida by an 84-year-old widow. The second largest Powerball jackpot was won in November and split between two tickets from Arizona and Missouri.

Pentagon may revise same-sex benefits


WASHINGTON (AP) The Pentagon is poised to extend health care, housing and other benefits to the same-sex spouses of military members by the end of August, but may reverse earlier plans to provide benefits to gay partners who are not married. According to a draft Defense Department memo obtained Wednesday by The Associated Press, the department instead may provide up to 10 days of leave to military personnel in same-sex relationships so they can travel to states where they can marry legally. While no final decisions have been made, the memo from Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to top defense leaders would reverse an earlier plan that would allow the same-sex partners of military members to sign a declaration form in order to receive limited benefits, such as access to military stores and some health and welfare programs. The recent Supreme Court decision extending federal benefits to legally married same-sex couples eliminates the need for such a plan, Hagel said in the draft. As the Supreme Courts ruling has made it possible for same-sex couples to marry and be afforded all benefits available to any military spouse and family, I have determined, consistent with the unanimous advice of the members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, that the spousal and family benefits far outweigh the benefits that could be extended under a declara-

Obama cancels Putin summit amid Snowden tensions


MATTHEW LEE Associated Press disappointing decision to grant Edward Snowden temporary asylum was also a factor that we considered in assessing the current state of our bilateral relationship, it added. The Kremlin responded quickly, voicing its own disappointment with the canceled summit and blaming it on Washingtons inability to develop relations with Moscow on an equal basis. Putins foreign affairs adviser, Yuri Ushakov, added that the decision was clearly linked to the Snowden case, a situation that he said wasnt of Russias making. While Snowden might have been the immediate catalyst for canceling the summit, the seeds of renewed U.S.-Russia discord were planted more than a year ago when Putin re-took the Russian presidency. On returning to power, he adopted a deeply nationalistic and more openly confrontational stance toward the United States than had his chosen successor Dmitry Medvedev, whose 2008-2012 tenure roughly overlapped Obamas first term in the White House. Where Medvedev abstained in a U.N. Security Council vote that authorized NATO airstrikes in Libya, Putin has refused repeated entreaties from Washington to allow the world body to impose even minimal sanctions on President Bashar Assads Syria. At the same time, Putins government has continued to supply its ally Assad with weapons. And it has not delivered on pledges

tion system, Hagel wrote. According to a U.S. official, the memo is under legal review by the Justice Department, and the Pentagon will not be able to take any action until that review is finished. Although we have bases and installations in all 50 states, not all state laws are equal when it comes to same sex marriage, a defense official said. That is why we are looking at providing extra leave for same sex couples who want to get married to travel to a state where same sex marriages are legal. The officials were not authorized to discuss the memo publicly, so spoke on condition of anonymity. Pentagon officials would not comment on the specifics of the memo. A Defense Department spokesman, Lt. Cmdr. Nate Christensen, said only that the Pentagon is working alongside the Department of Justice to implement the courts decision as quickly as possible. In February, then-Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced that by no later than Oct. 1 the Pentagon would extend some limited benefits to same-sex partners of service members. Housing benefits were not included, but the plans called for same-sex partners to get special identification cards granting them access to commissaries and other services. The benefits would be contingent on the service member and their same-sex partner signing a declaration that they were in a committed relationship.

WASHINGTON Already faltering, President Barack Obamas five-year effort to reboot U.S.-Russian relations finally crashed Wednesday, as the White House abruptly canceled his planned face-to-face summit with Russias Vladimir Putin. The effort to upgrade the relationship has fallen victim to the rapidly shrinking common ground between the former Cold War rivals, including extreme differences over the Syrian civil war, Russias domestic crackdown on civil rights and the final straw the asylum granted to National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden. The U.S. and Russian foreign and defense ministers will sit down in Washington later this week, but Obama canceled his planned early September summit in Moscow with Putin because of what the White House called a lack of recent progress on a wide array of critical issues. Such steps are not taken lightly, and the decision will almost certainly herald a new frostiness in already chilly ties. We have informed the Russian government that we believe it would be more constructive to postpone the summit until we have more results from our shared agenda, the White House said in a statement, citing deep differences over missile defense, arms control, trade, global security and human rights. Russias

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to coax Assad into sending representatives to talks with the opposition aimed at finding a political solution to the Syrian conflict. Obama sought to cultivate Medvedev as a friend of the United States, making significant changes to Bush administration plans for European missile defense to try to ease Russian concerns about that project, signing a new arms control treaty and famously sending then-Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to meet Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Geneva where she proclaimed a reset in U.S.-Russia relations. Putin, however, seems to want none of the coziness that a reset would bring and has actively sought to undo previous agreements on cooperation. Under Putin, Russia has stepped up its negative rhetoric on missile defense, ended two decades of democracy and civil society training by the U.S. Agency for International Development and banned adoptions of Russian children by Americans. Andrew Kuchins, a political scientist and expert on Russian politics at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, said he thinks the reset has been on hold for a while. We hit the peak at the end of 2010, and then things started going downhill gradually in 2011, Kuchins said. Then, when the announcement was made that Putin was coming back as president in the fall of 2011, the downfall of the reset got a little steeper.

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We have really nice stuff, Stant explained. We have a Coach purse and other really great items parishioners and local funeral homes have donated. Again this year, resident seamstress Julie Fishbach has crafted a unique and beautiful quilt for the Handmade Quilt Raffle. The Bingo Tent is back and will be set up in the yard behind the church and rectory. For more information, visit www.stjosephfortjennings.parishesonline.com.

I grew up in Delphos and always looked forward to Canal Days when I was a kid, Rice explained. Now, being able to see my kids enjoy themselves every year at Canal Days and the various events associated with the weekend has been great. Rice said he and Gossard won the Corn Hole Tournament last year, so that was a nice memory as well. The Corn Hole Tournament is always a good time because that is what we like to do, Rice added. The entertainment on Friday and Saturday is always a great time to see people that we havent seen in awhile.

WASHINGTON (AP) Smartphones dont make smart babies, an advocacy group declared Wednesday in a complaint to the government about mobile apps that claim to help babies learn. The Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood, whose allegations against Baby Einstein videos eventually led to nationwide consumer refunds, is urging federal regulators to examine the marketing practices of Fisher-Prices Laugh & Learn mobile apps and Open Solutions games, such as Baby Hear and Read and Baby First Puzzle. The Boston-based group says developers are trying to dupe parents into thinking apps are more educational than entertaining. Its the campaigns first complaint to the Federal Trade Commission against the mobile app industry as part of its broader push to hold businesses accountable for marketing claims about their technology to very young children and their parents. Everything we know about brain research and child development points away from using screens to educate babies, said Susan Linn, the groups director. The research shows that machines and screen media are a really ineffective way of teaching a baby language. What babies need for healthy brain development is active play, hands-on creative play and face-to-face interaction. The American Academy of Pediatrics discourages any electronic screen time for infants and toddlers under 2, while older children should be limited to one to two hours a day. It cites one study that found infant videos can delay language development, and warns that no studies have documented a benefit of early viewing. In a statement provided to The Associated Press, Open Solutions said it agrees that electronics are not a substitute for human interaction. But it noted the many positive reviews its apps have received by customers. We also dont say get this game and let it teach your child everything, wrote the company, based in Bratislava, Slovakia. We assume (the) child is playing the game with parent/sister/baby sitter. We think we have apps that can help parents with babies, either by entertaining babies or help them see new things, animals, hear their sounds, etc.

Group: Apps not effective tool for teaching babies

of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to the media. An estimated 3.5 million barrels of oil passed daily in 2010 through the Bab elMandeb strait, increasing the strategic importance of impoverished Yemen, which itself has only a relatively small production of oil and natural gas. Revenue from oil and gas production is declining, worsening Yemens ability to provide social services. The militants from the terrorist groups Yemeni branch known as al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula also were said to be plotting to use long-range missiles to target embassies and diplomats residences, or try to take foreigners as hostages, the officials said. Ahmed urged the forces to stay on alert against any sabotage operations aiming at destabilizing the country, according to the officials. Drastic security measures have been instituted across Sanaa, with multiple checkpoints set up, and tanks and other military vehicles guarding vital institutions. In Sanaa, an AP reporter said a drone buzzed over the capital for hours during the day. Residents speak of their fears about possible terrorist attacks, although life is going on as normal, with shoppers buying new clothes and food for the four-day Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr.

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I cant speak to how they arrived at that number, but we think this number is very much within the realm of what was appropriate, Snitchler said. Dan Sawmiller, with the Sierra Clubs Ohio Beyond Coal Campaign, commended the commissions order but said public access is lacking in the case, leaving customers in the dark about what types of renewables are being provided, where they are coming from and at what cost. Marty Berkowitz, a spokesman for the Office of Consumers Counsel, which represents Ohio ratepayers, said the office is barred from saying how much in overcharges it asked that

FirstEnergy recoup for its 2 million customers. We are not allowed to reveal how much we asked for FirstEnergy to credit back to customers because FirstEnergy succeeded in its efforts to have the records sealed as secret, he said. Needless to say, we recommended that FirstEnergy be required to credit back much more of its charges to customers than what was ordered in todays decision. Brian Kaiser, director of green jobs and innovation for the Ohio Environmental Council, said the commission did the right thing. We think FirstEnergys games with customers money need to stop, he said. Snitchler said its unlikely the spe-

cific scenario in the FirstEnergy case which involved renewable energy credits, or RECs, purchased in 2009 to 2011 would be repeated in todays more well-developed market for solar, wind and other renewable energy sources. But he said the order still is instructive to other utilities. This would certainly give a utility the opportunity to consider how they were going to procure those RECs to make sure that they were in compliance and didnt run into a situation where they would be where we are here today, he said. Snitchler said he hopes lawmakers will take the ruling into account as they look to clarify the law.

Answers Wednesdays questions: Bob Cratchit had six children in the Charles Dickens classic A Christmas Carol. They are identified in the novel as sons, Tiny Tim and Peter; daughters, Martha and Belinda; and two unnamed younger children, a boy and a girl. Youre afraid of extreme cold, ice or frost if you have cryophobia. Todays questions: What famous American writer penned Rosemary Clooneys 1951 hit song Come On-a My House? What is the standard distance between rails on U.S. railroads? Answers in Fridays Herald.