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Students compete in FCCLA STAR event
Friday, July 18, 2014 8:00 PM
Lexi Carpenter and Sara Zalar


SAN ANTONIO, Texas — More than 7,000 Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) members, advisers, alumni, and guests from across the country gathered in San Antonio for the 2014 National Leadership Conference. The conference is based on the student-originated theme “SOAR.”

FCCLA offers more than 30 Family and Consumer Sciences related events, also known as STAR (Students Taking Action with Recognition) events. These events include Culinary Arts, Knowledge Bowl, Career Investigation and Fashion Construction to name a few. Members compete at the District, State and National level.

Delphos library to host mobile training lab
Friday, July 18, 2014 8:00 PM

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DELPHOS — The Delphos Public Library had announced the return of the Mobile Technology Training Lab.

The lab features the most popular mobile devices and updated desktop computers with touch screen monitors. The devices included are iPads, Samsung Galaxy Tablets, Kindle Fire HDX and Nook HD and Microsoft Office 2013 and Windows 8.1 training will also be offered.

The lab will be at the library from July 29 through Aug. 4.

Gold trim highlights Courthouse renovation
Friday, July 18, 2014 8:00 PM
The new gold additions to the Van Wert County Courthouse. (DHI Media/ Ed Gebert)


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VAN WERT — The Van Wert County Courthouse has taken on a new hue lately. With work finishing on the building’s renovation, an accent color has been added — gold.

County Commissioner Thad Lichtensteiger admitted that the commissioners like the result. “We’re tickled with what he did,” he said, referring to Jeff Hollis of All Trades Historical Restoration. The amount of gold on the historic landmark has grown through the project. The cap of the topmost spire is the last to be covered in gold paint.

Those Were the Days — July 19, 2014
Friday, July 18, 2014 8:00 PM | Updated ( Friday, July 18, 2014 6:50 PM )


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25 Years Ago

This week in 1989, officials from the federal government were thrilled with the first successful test of the B-2 bomber but some members of Congress warned the price tag may be too high for production. A two-hour test flight by the radar-evading aircraft over Southern California had the aviation industry talking despite the 18-month delay in the scheduled test. However, after the House and Senate Armed Services Committees both slashed funding from the Pentagon budget, the $500 million price tag per B-2 was expected to raise serious objections against mass production.

Donations continued to pour in for the Van Wert YMCA’s Camp Clay. St. Peter’s United Church of Christ gave $15,000 towards the construction of a shelter house on the site.

Dinners at the Landeck St. John the Baptist Church festival included homemade noodles. Among the people who helped make the noodles were Gert Ernst, John Fischer, Lynsey Rahrig, Missy Hammons, Denise Hammons, Jenny Schwinnen, Angela Kleman, Missy Geise and Christine Schwinnen.

State unemployment rate unchanged from previous month
Friday, July 18, 2014 8:00 PM


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VAN WERT — Not much change was reported in the June employment report, released Friday by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. In fact, there was absolutely no change in the state’s unemployment rate which remained at 5.5 percent in June, just as it was in May. The number of unemployed workers in Ohio fell by 1,000 to 316,000. The biggest change came as an increase in the number of workers on the job. That figure was up by 12,700 to a total of 5,305,400 in June.

Even with little change in Ohio, the U.S. rate did slide from 6.3 percent in May to 6.1 percent in June. Around the region, Indiana’s jobless rate rose slightly to 5.9 percent. Illinois saw a four-tenth fall to 7.1 percent. Kentucky’s rate slipped three-tenths to 7.4 percent. Michigan’s unemployment rate remained unchanged at 7.5 percent.