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Scouts take cover at park during storm
Sunday, July 27, 2014 8:00 PM
Scouts huddle under a canopy during the deluge Sunday evening at Stadium Park. The group had set up to sell kettle corn during the Music in Park concert just prior to a heavy storm that moved through the area. (DHI Media/Nancy Spencer)
 
NOVFA queen closes year
Sunday, July 27, 2014 8:00 PM | Updated ( Sunday, July 27, 2014 8:00 PM )
Corinne Metzger

BY NANCY SPENCER

DHI Media Editor

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DELPHOS — It has been quite a year for NOVFA Queen Corinne Metzger. Since winning her crown in June 2013, Metzger has been busy attending Northwest Ohio Volunteer Firefighters Association events with local firefighters.

“I had a great year with the guys and representing them at functions,” Metzger said. “They treated me like a queen.”

 

 
Economic Dev. forum set Aug. 5
Sunday, July 27, 2014 8:00 PM

DHI Media and First Federal Bank will host an Economic Development Forum from 6-7:30 p.m. Aug. 5 at the Delphos Eagles Hall.

The event will feature guest speakers from the City of Delphos, the CIC and Allen and Van Wert Economic Development agencies.

Residents and business owners are urged to attend.

 
East Second Street paving project to wrap up Monday
Friday, July 25, 2014 8:00 PM
A Shelly Company employee smooths out newly-laid asphalt on East Second Street at the intersection of North Franklin Street Friday afternoon as Devan Sammons watches from the sidewalk. The project included milling the street from Main to Douglas and then putting down new asphalt. The road should be finished on Monday. (DHI Media/Nancy Spencer)

BY NANCY SPENCER

DHI Media Editor

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DELPHOS — The Shelly Company will finish the East Second Street paving project on Monday. The work will complete a five-year plan to refurbish Second Street from Main to Douglas streets and Elida Avenue to Elida Road.

Second Street was milled earlier in the week and Shelly began laying the asphalt Friday and will finish at the beginning of the week.

This portion of the plan was funded with a $151,006 grant from the Ohio Public Works Commission with the city’s contribution $37,750, or 20 percent of the project.

“The Elida Avenue widening portion of the project was completed in August 2012 by Bluffton Paving and included the widening and paving of Elida Avenue from Summers Lane east to the corporation limits. The cost was $212,592.45, slightly more than budgeted,” Mayor Michael Gallmeier said Friday.

 
Those Were the Days — July 26, 2014
Friday, July 25, 2014 8:00 PM

DHI Media Staff

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50 Years Ago

This week in 1964, officials at the inter-American foreign minister conference reported they were close to a vote for placing a diplomatic and trade quarantine on Cuba. It appeared most of the ministers were in line with the sanctions being pushed by the Venezuelan government because of Fidel Castro’s interference in Venezuela. Mexico and Chile were the only two countries expected to vote to maintain normalized relations with Cuba.

In Van Wert, Pangles selected a site on the corner of Jennings and Ervin Roads to begin construction for a new supermarket. While city officials and members of the Pangles family looked on, a ribbon was cut and a bulldozer pushed the first load of dirt. The building was expected to be completed and open for business by November.

The Delphos Girls Softball team won a 5-4 game from Ottoville Monday night at Stadium Park with the contest going into extra innings. After scoring runs by Patsy Foley and Linda Hoersten in the sixth inning, Marilyn Fischer connected for a home run. Diana Spieles, who rapped out a home run in the fourth inning, got her second home run in the bottom of the eighth for a Delphos win, bringing in Karen Shirack who had a triple.

 
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