April 23, 2014

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Kalida woman has first U.S. FDA-approved bionic eye
Written by Nancy Kline   
Thursday, April 17, 2014 8:12 PM
Linda Schulte shows her glasses featuring a camera that sends a message to the computer she is holding. This computer then sends a message wirelessly to the prosthesis with electrodes that are installed on her retina. The board (at right) is used as the training to help Schulte recognize shapes. (Putnam Sentinel/Nancy Kline)


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KALIDA — Linda Schulte said she cried when she found out there may be a way that she could “see” once again.

The 65-year-old Kalida woman was diagnosed with retinas pigmentosa when she was in her forties. Retinis pigmentosa is an inherited retina degenerative disease that causes slow but progressive vision loss due to a gradual loss of those light-sensitive cells. Patients with RP experience loss of side and night vision and later central vision, which can result in near blindness.

Organ demand far surpasses supply
Written by Nancy Spencer   
Thursday, April 17, 2014 8:09 PM
Double-lung transplant recipient Amber Payne spoke to Jefferson and St. John’s freshmen Thursday about becoming organ donors when they receive their driver’s licenses next year. (Delphos Herald/Nancy Spencer)


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DELPHOS — Each year in Ohio, approximately 200 people die waiting for an organ transplant. Statistically, one person dies every other day and 18 die every day nationwide.

At least 3,400 Ohioans await a life-saving transplant alongside 120,000 nationwide.

These were the sobering statistics brought to Jefferson and St. John’s freshmen Thursday by double-lung transplant recipient Amber Payne, Lifeline of Ohio Organ Procurement Coordinator Jackie Hines and St. Rita’s Medical Center ICU Manager and Critical Care Nurse Deann Heiing.

From the Archives - April 18, 2014
Written by Staff Reports   
Thursday, April 17, 2014 8:04 PM

One Year Ago

While many were spending a cloudy spring Saturday indoors, the Delphos Police Department was hard at work training for an “Active Shooter Response.” The training was hosted at St. John’s Schools due to the complex nature of the layout of the structure.


Pre-business planning seminar to be held in May
Written by Stacy Taff   
Thursday, April 17, 2014 8:03 PM

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VAN WERT — In collaboration with the Wright State University Business Enterprise Center, the “Starting Right” Pre-Business Planning Seminar designed to help individuals start a new business is being offered from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the BEC Office, 147 E. Main St. in Van Wert. This two-hour workshop is designed to encourage new business development and job creation.

Each participant receives a “Starting Right” packet including legal, record-keeping, tax and general business information. A business plan questionnaire and cash flow projection worksheet is also included. During the class, a business counselor provides an overview of the information as well as instruction on the basics of business ownership.

Marsh Foundation to host spring plant sale and tours
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Thursday, April 17, 2014 8:02 PM


VAN WERT – The Marsh Foundation Marsh Grown garden program will hold its annual spring plant sale from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. May 10 in The Marsh Foundation greenhouse. Preorders are being taken through today. All proceeds will go to the campus youth garden program. The historic Marsh Homestead will also be open for public tours the day of the sale.