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Delphos Herald (Newspaper) - November 8, 2008, Delphos, OhioTwo by the name of John Grothaus p5 jays Advance in football playoffs p6delphos Herald 50? daily telling the tri county a Story since 1869saturday, november 8, 2008 Delphos Ohio la tront foundation created for Reindel family a foundation has been created for the Reindel family due to the recent loss of their husband father Phil Reindel. Donations can be sent or dropped Oft at first Federal Bank of Delphos or mailed to Reindel family foundation 12384 Delphos Southworth Road Delphos of 45833. Make All checks payable to Reindel family foundation. Jefferson to induct 22 into Honor society the Delphos Jefferson National Honor society chapter will hold its induction ceremony at 7 . Wednesday in the High school gymnasium. Twenty two new members a Junior and senior students a will be honoured at the ceremony. These students have met the requirements of scholarship leadership character and service these Are the principles of the National Honor society. The piano lab students will provide pre ceremony entertainment. Amber Miller Junior and one of the new inductees will perform a vocal piece at the ceremony. A reception will follow the ceremony. The Public is invited to attend. Sports fridays area ohs a a playoff scores division in Region 14 Ottawa Glandorf 28, Marion pleasant 21, of Region 16 Coldwater 35, Day. Oakwood 7 division i Region 22 Ada 42, Pandora Gilboa 14 Delphos St. Johns 21, Carey 14 today a area ohs a regional semifinals division Iii St. Marys memorial 9-2 is. Sunbury big Walnut 9-2indian Lake stadium 7 . Division v Bucyrus Wynford 11-0 is. Hamler Patrick Henry 11-0bowling Green state University Doyt Perry stadium 2 . 7 . Archbold 9-2 is. Findlay Liberty Benton 11-0bowling Green state University Doyt Perry stadium 7 . Waynesville 9-2 is. Maria Stein Marion local 9-2sidney memorial stadium 7 30 . Forecast mostly Cloudy All weekend tonight slow in mid 30s, sunday High in Low 40s with 20 percent Chance of showers and Low in Low 30s. Index obituaries 2 state local 3 politics 4 Community 5 sports 6-7 business 8 classifieds 10 television 11 4 8 r 9 112 9 0 Delphos Post office 75 years old by Mary m. Grothause the Delphos Herald del pos on nov. 12 1933. The dedication ceremony for the new Delphos Post office was held in conjunction with the american legion convention. The Delphos Herald printed a rare sunday edition featuring the Days activities Delphos today has the pleasure and the Honor of dedicating a new Post office building one of the finest in Ohio for a City the size of Delphos. It is an occasion which will be Long remembered by the citizens of the Community As an important event in the history of Delphos. Among the organizations cooperating May be included the following Odd Fellows Rebekah St. John s Church pythian Sisters . Of c., w.n.a., kiwanis club United Brethren Church chamber of Commerce lutheran Church k. Of p. Lodge presbyterian Church boy scouts d. Of a., tri county sportsmen a and Farmers protective association Christian Church american legion Eastern Star and knights of Columbus. A committee composed of representatives of these organizations with j. E. Moots and Harry Woodcock of the eagles As chairman and Secretary has made the arrangements for the dedication. Immediately following the Parade the dedication exercises will take place at St. Johns auditorium or if the weather is favourable on a platform in front of the new Post office at main and second streets. The program will be broadcast through loud speakers arranged in the business District so that All present will be Able to hear All of the speakers. Following the dedication exercises the Public will be invited to inspect the new Post office. A quartet composed of employees of the Lima Post office under the leadership of Harry fast former Delphos boy will furnish vocal music at the dedication exercises and will also sing during the inspection. The following is a description of the new Post office building from the nov. 12, 1933 edition of the Delphos Herald one of the Best Means of removing temptation is to make it difficult to commit a wrong act without danger of detection. This is the attitude taken by Uncle Sam in building into the Delphos Post office observation systems by which workers can be watched without their knowledge. The system also makes it possible to detect the wrongdoer should anything of this kind develop in the office. Built into the building is a passageway leading from the postal inspectors room in the basement around the menus recreation room and lavatories with ladders leading to a room Over the vault. All parts of the general workrooms the Money order room and the rooms used by employees in the basement Are visible through narrow openings. A postal inspector can go to his office in the basement of the building from the lobby and from there can go to the passageways and observation room and watch the men at their work without any persons in the office knowing that he is in the building. This system is being installed by the government in All its newest buildings. The heating system in the building is also worthy of comment. It is a steam system Large enough to thoroughly heat the building in the coldest of weather and thoroughly Modem. It has been installed in a truly artistic manner the insulating of the pipes and the system in general being almost a work of Art As All who inspect this part of the building will notice. There Are three drinking fountains in the building one for the Public and the other two in parts of the building accessible Only to the postal employees. These Are supplied with City water cooled with an electric refrigeration system. The rear part of the basement is used for the heating system Coal storage room and for the Post office and its employees. The East portion of the basement includes rooms for civil service postal inspector internal Revenue Etc. The building itself is of a most pleasing and modern design. It was planned by the architectural firm of Langdon and Hohly of Toledo and includes some of the latest ideas in government buildings. It is one of the most Complete and Best planned Post offices in this part of the country As is attested by government men and others who have inspected it and made comparisons with other buildings of this Type. It was erected by the Hibbard construction company of Detroit and combines with architectural Beauty a sturdiness of construction Mary m. Grothouse photos the Delphos Post office building had contained Many passageways catwalks and narrow openings that the postmaster could use to watch employees at their work stations without being observed. The catwalks have been removed Over the service window. My it amp. The Delphos Post office was dedicated on nov. 12,1933. Which Means for permanence and will eliminate practically All expense for Upkeep on the building. Materials for the construction of the building were supplied to a considerable extent by local firms common Brick by Fred Minzing and son various kinds of building materials by Henry Ricker and hardware supplies by the Delphos hardware company. See Post office Page 3 income tax to reappear on Ottoville s ballot by Nancy Spencer the Delphos Herald Ottoville Ottoville local school District residents will again see a .75 percent continuing income tax on the feb. 3 special election ballot. The measure failed tuesday. School Board members will share the Cost of the special election As they have Learned several other school districts will be joining them on the ballot in february. The earned income tax will generate approximately $385,490 for the District per year with increases and or decreases according to employment and income rates in the District. Taxable income includes wages salaries tips interest dividends unemployment compensation self employment pensions annuities Ira distributions. Capital gains and state and local Bonds except those paid by Ohio governments. Income that is not taxed includes social Security Bene fits disability and survivor benefits child support bequests and property received As gifts and worker s compensation. The tax is also not based on Gross income. Taxpayers can take line 5 of their Ohio income tax form from 2007 and multiply that by .0075 to determine their approximate tax. For example someone with a taxable income of $33,141 would be taxed $24956 for the year. Persons aged 65 and older will receive an additional $50 tax credit. According to superintendent Scott Mangas the District has trimmed and trimmed and still comes up Short on its five year forecast. A since 2005 when the last Levy was Defeated we have eliminated a certified librarian and math teacher one administrator moved a full time custodian to part time and eliminated a bus route and Driver. Another teacher will be Cut this Mangas said. A we Are constantly looking at things we can Cut or trim to save the District Money. Teachers also took a smaller raise on the last these efforts have saved the District $351,166 per year. That is not enough according to Board members. A we Are going to have to Tell the voters exactly what we Are going to Cut if it fails again a Board president Kevin Landin said. A we have already Cut what we can and it will not make up the difference to cover the deficit. We will be looking at All Ottoville is the Only Putnam county school without an income tax on the books and operates in the Bottom percentile in the county for per Pupil spending and per Pupil Revenue. With the declining enrolment and shrinking state funding Ottoville like Many districts is facing a negative balance in its five year forecast. Ottoville s Bottom line at the end of the 2011-2012 school year is a negative $1,605,000. Economic crisis to be Obama Stop priority by Jeannine Aversa associated press Washington the nations jobless ranks zoomed past 10 million last month the most in a Quarter Century As piles of Pink slips shut factory Gates and office doors to 240,000 More americans with the holidays nearing. Politicians and economists agreed on a painful Bottom line its Only going to get worse. The unemployment rate soared to a 14-year High of 6.5 percent the government said Friday up from 6.1 percent just a month earlier. And there was More grim news from . Automakers Ford motor . And general motors corp., american giants struggling to survive each reported big losses and figured to be announcing even More Job cuts before Long. Barack Obama in his first news conference As president elect said the nation was facing the economic Challenge of a lifetime but expressed Confidence he could Deal with it. A immediately after i become president in a going to confront this economic crisis head on by taking All necessary Steps to ease the credit crisis help hardworking families and restore growth and Prosperity a he said after meeting with economic advisers in Chicago. A a in a confident a new president can have an enormous Wall Street revived somewhat after two Days of big losses. The Dow Jones industrials Rose 248 Points. Still the labor departments unemployment report provided Stark evidence that the Economy a health was deteriorating at an alarmingly rapid Pace. The jobless rate was 4.8 percent just one year ago

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