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Saturday, December 7, 2013

City council meets Monday Bellevue City Council will meet in regular session Monday, Dec. 9, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in council chambers, located in the city offices, 3000 Seneca Industrial Parkway. On the agenda are two ordinances regarding 2013 appropriations. Prior to the meeting, the Public Utilities Committee will meet at 7 p.m. A previously scheduled Economic Development Committee meeting, originally set for 6:30 p.m. has been postponed until after the first of the year. In addition, following the meeting, Municipal Court Judge Tom Aigler will swear in the city’s newly elected officials.

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Toledo law firm to defend district SALLY BOYD Neighbors Editor

A Toledo law firm will defend racial discrimination allegations filed Nov. 22 against the Bellevue School District in U.S. Federal District Court; however, should the need arise, two Cleveland attorneys will assist the district throughout the legal maneuverings. In a special meeting of the Bellevue Board of Education, held early Friday morning, the

board agreed to hold Bellevue Middle School Principal John Bollinger and Bellevue High School Assistant Principal Molly Porter “harmless” in the lawsuit filed by Sabrina Reel, now living in Sandusky. Representing the district is attorney Joan Szuberla of the Spengler Nathanson law firm in Toledo; the firm is employed by the insurance company which provides coverage for the district. Reel has charged the

district, the board of education, as well as Bollinger and Porter individually, with depriving her two daughters, identified only as “S” and “J,” ages 17 and 15, of their Constitutional rights under the 14th Amendment, with the result “their actions… resulted in severe and debilitating emotional distress,” during the two years they were students in Bellevue. Friday morning ’s action came in a unani-

mous vote by the board after a lengthy closed session. Participating were Superintendent Kim Schubert, Treasurer Nancy Beier, board members, and newly elected board member, Neil Carlson, who will officially join the board in January. The board’s resolution noted that both Bollinger and Porter were sued individually, but stated that both “were acting within the scope of their authority and in

their official capacity.” As a result, the board agreed it would defend each and hold them harmless, as well as providing additional legal counsel, if necessary, through Michael Loughman and Ashleigh Kerr of the district’s Cleveland law firm, Stumphauzer O’Toole. The action was taken, according to the resolution, “if the situation should arise that the legal assistance provided See SCHOOL | 2

Miracle man

Middle school has busy week

In this image made available Tuesday Dec. 3, Harrison Odjegba Okene looks in awe as a rescue diver surfaces into the air pocket which has kept Okene alive for nearly three days, recorded by the diver’s headcam video the full impact of the miraculous encounter becomes plain the see. Okene was working as a cook aboard a tugboat in the Atlantic Ocean off the Nigerian coast in June 2013, when a heavy swell caused the vessel to capsize and his boat sank to the sea bed, where his 11 colleagues drowned, but Okene was able to find an air pocket inside the sunken ship where he survived for nearly three days before being found by a group of South African rescue divers.

Bellevue Middle School will have some busy weeks coming up. On Friday, Dec. 13, there will be a Grandparents’ Breakfast on Friday, Dec. 13. Reservations must be made by Monday, Dec. 9. The annual Choir Concert will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 17. In addition, there is BMS wrestling today at Clyde, starting at 9 a.m.; on Monday, boys basketball at Norwalk and girls basketball at home, both starting at 5 p.m.; and similar basketball events on Thursday, Dec. 12, with the girls at home and boys at Sandusky, both again starting at 5 p.m.

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Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 27. Northwest wind around 10 mph. Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 17. Northwest wind around 6 mph becoming calm in the evening. Sunday: Snow likely after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 30. East wind 8 to 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Sunday night: Snow likely before midnight, then a chance of snow and sleet. Cloudy, with a low around 30. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible. Monday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 36. Monday night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 12.

Ship’s cook survives 3 days at bottom of Atlantic MICHELLE FAUL Associated Press

LAGOS, Nigeria — Entombed at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean in an upended tugboat for three days, Harrison Odjegba Okene begged God for a miracle. The Nigerian cook survived by breathing an ever-dwindling supply of oxygen in an air pocket. A video of Okene’s rescue in May — http://www.youtube. com/watch?v=ArWGILmKCqE — that was posted on the Internet more than six months later has gone viral this week. As the temperature dropped to freezing, Okene, dressed only in boxer shorts, recited the last psalm his wife had sent by text

message, sometimes called the Prayer for Deliverance: “Oh God, by your name, save me. … The Lord sustains my life.” To this day, Okene believes his rescue after 72 hours underwater at a depth of 30 meters (about 100 feet) is a sign of divine deliverance. The other 11 seamen aboard the Jascon 4 died. Divers sent to the scene were looking only for bodies, according to Tony Walker, project manager for the Dutch company DCN Diving. The divers, who were working on a neighboring oil field 120 kilometers (75 miles) away when they were deployed, had already pulled up four bodies.

So when a hand appeared on the TV screen Walker was monitoring in the rescue boat, showing what the diver in the Jascon saw, everybody assumed it was another corpse. “The diver acknowledged that he had seen the hand and then, when he went to grab the hand, the hand grabbed him!” Walker said in a telephone interview Tuesday. “It was frightening for everybody,” he said. “For the guy that was trapped because he didn’t know what was happening. It was a shock for the diver while he was down there looking for bodies, and we (in the control room) shot back when the hand grabbed him on the screen.”

On the video, there’s an exclamation of fear and shock from Okene’s rescuer, and then joy as the realization sets in. Okene recalls hearing: “There’s a survivor! He’s alive.” Walker said Okene couldn’t have lasted much longer. “He was incredibly lucky he was in an air pocket but he would have had a limited time (before) … he wouldn’t be able to breath anymore.” The full video of the rescue captured by divers was released by DCN Diving after a request from The Associated Press. Initially, a shorter version of the rescue emerged on the Internet. See COOK | 7

Pearl Harbor survivor thrives meeting visitors AUDREY McAVOY Associated Press

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii — Herb Weatherwax cruises the open-air grounds of the visitors center at Pearl Harbor on a motorized scooter dubbed “Herb’s Hot Rod.” When a woman notices his blue and white cap embroidered with the words “Pearl Harbor Survivor,” he coaxes her over. “Come get a picture,” Weatherwax says. Her family surrounds his

scooter to pose for a snapshot and shake his hand. The 96-year-old charms visitors in a similar fashion each of the three days a week he volunteers at a memorial for the USS Arizona, a battleship that sank in the 1941 Japanese attack. The retired electrician is one of four former servicemen who lived through the aerial bombing and now greet people AP at the historic site. PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii — In this photo taken Nov. 22, Herb Weatherwax, seated, poses for a photo with People like hearing Hauula Elementary School sixth graders from left Dawson Langinbelik, Rachel Cheney, Frank Kojima, stories directly from the La’a Beatty, Chase Colleado, Makoa Ahquin-Soren and Keola Baily in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The 96-yearold retired electrician is one of four Pearl Harbor survivors who volunteers to greet visitors at the historic

See PEARL | 7 site. Today is the 72nd anniversary of the 1941 attack by Japan on Pearl Harbor.


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THE BELLEVUE GAZETTE Saturday, December 7, 2013

What’s cooking…

St. John’s Lutheran Church, 209 Southwest St., Sun. Dec. 8. Swiss Steak or Chicken Dinner, including mashed potatoes, green beans or corn, salad or applesauce, beverage, homemade desserts. Attn. Eagles: Men’s Stag, Wed. Dec. 11. Hocks & Kraut. Bellevue VFW Post 1238 Hamburger Gravy Dinner by Judy, Sat., Dec. 7. Tired of turkey? Come out and enjoy some homemade comfort food! Free Jukebox Night! VFW Post 1238 supports Ohio VFW charities. Bismark Senior/ Community Center, 5582 Bismark Rd., south of Bellevue is holding the monthly breakfast on Sunday, Dec. 8, with serving from 8-11:30 a.m., including ham, sausage, scrambled eggs, home fries, sausage gravy & biscuits, pancakes and waffles. Donations for food banks will be collected along with clothing, games, toys, etc. for kids. Christmas baking couldn’t be more easy. The annual Cookie & Candy Walk at First United Methodist Church, 901 Northwest St., will be held Saturday, Dec. 14, 10 a.m. to noon. The homemade Buckeyes will again be featured. Episcopal Holiday Cheeseballs are now available from St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, West Main St. To order, call 419-483-2165, 419-2170346, or 419-483-3955. A Pancake & Sausage Brunch, featuring all the pancakes and sausages you can eat plus sausage gravy and biscuits, will be held Sunday, Dec. 8, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Townsend Township Fire Station in Vickery. Adults, $7; children under 12, $4.

What’s happening…

Att n . Eagles: Dartball sign-up and practice, Mon. Dec. 9 &

Community News 16; 7 p.m. Tickets for the Bellevue Hospital Foundation’s Corvette Raffle are going quickly. As of Friday, there are only 130 left. The only places where tickets are still available are at the hospital’s Gift Shop and the Bellevue Beverage Center on Kilbourne Street. Christmas assistance for 20 Bellevue families is still needed through United Way’s First Call For Help. Nearly 900 families and senior citizens from Sandusk County have applied for assistance this year. Deadline to apply is Dec. 6. Most familes seek foods for Christmas dinner along with toys and clothes for children 12 and under. To help or to apply, call 419-334-2720 or 800593-9444. Bellevue Elementary School is collecting aluminum cans this year. Please call Jean Roth at 419-483-2445 and leave a message. Cans can be picked up at your request. Bellevue’s NARVRE unit will have their Christmas dinner/ meeting at noon on Wednesday, Dec. 11, at the Four County YoungAt-Heart Senior Center, Flat Rock Rd. For reservations, call Susan Nichols, 419-483-6184. All retired and veteran railroaders and/or spouses are invited. A Journey to Bethlehem — a live Nativity — will be held Sunday, Dec. 8, 5-8 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 121 Broad St., Monroeville, with free admission, free refreshments, live animals and live music. All are invited. Firelands Habitat for Humanity information meeting, Tuesday, Dec. 10, at 10:30 a.m. in the Huron County Jobs & Family Services, main conference room, 185 Shady Lane, Norwalk. RSVP to 419-621-7818. Downloading eMedia

will be discussed today at 10 a.m. at Bellevue Public Library, 224 E. Main St. This is a review of the library’s eMedia site, borrowing and downloading titles and requesting titles not yet available to borrow. Call 419-483-4769 for information. St. John’s Christian Preschool is holding their 11th annual Gift Basket Silent Auction, Dec. 1-10. Stop in today to view and bid on 50+ baskets donated by area businesses, preschool and church families. All proceeds benefit St. John’s Christian Preschool, a ministry of St. John’s Lutheran Church, 209 Southwest St. Toys For Tots has collection boxes in numerous Bellevue locations. Please help make local children happy this Christmas. Toys must be received no later than Friday, Dec. 13. A Christmas Concert with recording artist Mark Allen Chapman will be held Sunday, Dec. 8, at 11 a.m. in Providence Baptist Church, 1000 W. Gardner Rd. A love offering will be taken. For information, contact Pastor Jon Shepherd, 419-483-2655. Sherman Township Trustees will hold the regular monthly meeting on Monday, Dec. 9, at 7 p.m. at the Sherman Township Hall, 1345 Section Line Rd. 30. Discovery Time, a parent-guided learn and play group for ages 3-5, will be held Monday, Dec. 9, at 7 p.m. and on Tuesday, Dec. 10, at 10:30 a.m. in Bellevue Public Library, 224 E. Main St. Fun activity stations which help build early literay skills. No registration. Call 419483-0422 for details. An Adult Book Discussion will be held Tuesday, Dec. 10, at 7 p.m. in Bellevue Public Library, 224 E. Main St. The group will discuss Howard’s End by E.M. Forster.

Obituary Bingo & a Book, for ages 6-8, will be held Tuesday, Dec. 10, at 4:30 p.m. in Bellevue Public Library, 224 E. Main St Have fun, win prizes and build literacy skills. No registration. Once again, shoppers at Meijers in Sandusky can help Bellevue’s Fish & Loaves Emergency Food Pantry by participating in the store’s “Simply Give” program from Nov. 3 through Jan. 4. Get a $10 gift card at Fish & Loaves, 203 Maple St. (or from a board member) and take it to Meijer’s in Sandusky where it will be matched. Last year, the pantry served over 13,500 people in the Bellevue School District. Veterans are needed to volunteer for veteran patients at the Ohio Veterans Home (OVH). Stein Hospice will hold LifeCourse volunteer classes twice a week, three hours each for three weeks. Next classes are Jan. 7 & 9, 21 & 23, 28 & 30, 9 a.m. to noon at the OVH. For details, call Stein Hospice, 419-625-5269. The Bellevue Society For the Arts, 205 Maple St., will stage “Hamlet” on Dec. 7, 13 and 14 at 7 p.m. On Dec. 6, high school students will get in free when accompanied by an adult. A Toy Drive Drop Site has been created at Menards, in Sandusky. Drop boxes are located near the exit doors for new and unwrapped presents through midDecember.

Local grains

Sunrise Cooperative, Fremont, as of closing at 3 p.m. Friday: CORN Clyde: December 2013, $4.07; Monroeville: December 2013, $3.97. SOYBEANS - Bunge (Bellevue): December 2013, $13.29; Clyde: December 2013, $13.24; Monroeville: December 2013, $11.04. WHEAT (Soft Red) - Clyde: December 2013, $6.11.

Cops & Courts Bellevue Police Wednesday, Dec. 4 12:10 p.m.: Police took Nathan Pickering, 230 Pleasant St., Bellevue, into custody on warrants. Subject was arrested and transported to Sandusky County Sheriff’s Department on unspecified charges. 3:26 p.m.: Police received a call advising that two high school aged kids were in a white golf cart in a grass area near the high school and were tearing up the grass. Police called Bellevue High School and spoke with Karen Irons who advised that the students are out there all the time, but she was unsure who owned the property. Subjects were advised to stop until police could identify who owned the property. 3:55 p.m.: Police

received a call from the 100 block of Walnut St. advising there was a male subject who had been in the area for about 45 minutes going door to door. Police advised the subject he needed a permit through the city. Thursday, Dec. 5 5:54 p.m.: Police received a call from the 200 block of W. Main St. advising that a male subject had thrown a polar pop onto a Trailblazer in the Circle K parking lot and she would like police assistance. 6:23 p.m.: Police received a call advising of a non-injury accident in the parking lot of Bassett’s. Caller stated that a pick-up truck had backed into his vehicle and the cars were at the parking lot exit across from Circle K.

Huron County Sheriff’s Office Thursday, Dec. 5 8:36 a.m.: Deputies received a call from a motorist reporting a one vehicle rollover accident with injuries at 5105 N. St. Rt. 99 in Monroeville. Deputies also notified the Ohio Highway State Patrol post 39, Huron River Fire Department and St. Vincent’s Life Flight, all parties arrived on scene. Bellevue Municipal Court Appearances Jennifer L. Wymer, 975 Monroe St. Apt. 151, Bellevue, passing three bad checks, pleaded guilty, found guilty, $110, three days in jail, three days suspended, one year probation. Sarrah D. Honaker, 235 Lyme St., Bellevue, receiving stolen proper-

School From page A1 by the district insurance company does not cover them in their individual or official capacity.” In addition, the resolution authorized Schubert as the board’s representative in the legal matter. The lawsuit alleges that during the school years of 2011-12 and 2012-13, both S and J — particularly J — faced ongoing racial discrimination. Both girls are biracial, the suit says. Reel claims that from the time the girls “arrived as new students in the Bellevue City Schools until their withdrawal… in August

2013, they were subjected to a course of racial discrimination, harassment, bigotry, racist comments and actions from administrators, teachers and students despite their and their mother’s pleas to end the disparaging treatment.” The suit says J, as a new middle school student, was singled out by Bollinger during a school assembly, and that complaints by Reel were “discounted” and treated with “deliberate indifference.” After being promoted to high school, the girl again faced racist actions by students and

staff, including Porter, who, Reel claims, treated her complaints with “deliberate indifference and disdain.” Both girls were accused by Porter of “creating a ‘distraction in the educational process’” in a letter sent to Mrs. Reel in May 2013, the suit claims. That letter, the lawsuit states, threatened both with “out of school suspension” if they did not “cease and desist” their actions. In addition to a jury trial, the suit seeks unspecified compensatory and punitive damages as well as attorney fees.

ty, pleaded no contest, found guilty, $310, $150 suspended, 10 days in jail, 10 days suspended, two years probation, reasonable restitution. William T. Rike, 893 W. Main St., Bellevue, underage consumption, pleaded no contest, found guilty, $340, $100 fine suspended, 10 days in jail, seven days suspended, two years probation. Bradley C. Keegan, Clyde, parking on highway, charge amended to assured clear distance, pleaded no contest, found guilty, $220. Savanna M. Fair, Norwalk, seat belt, pleaded no contest, found guilty, $71. Kevin F. Dukitsh, 509 Monroe St., Bellevue, speed 42-25, pleaded no contest, found guilty, $170. Stacey N. Norman, 103 Moore Ave., Bellevue, stop sign, pleaded no contest, found guilty, $$110.

Alma Jane Eads Alma “Jane” Eads, 78, of Bellevue, passed away Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, at Stein Hospice in Sandusky, Ohio. Jane was born on Nov. 19, 1935 in Bagdad, Ky., the daughter of David and Estelle (Wylie) Moffett. Jane is the mother of five sons, and was the ninth of 11 children. Jane was a NASCAR fan rooting for the Earnhardts. Her biggest joy in life was her family. She is survived by her sons, Randy (Pam) Eads, of Monroeville, Wayne (Annette) Eads, of Columbia, S.C., Mike Eads, of Monroeville,

and Tim (Sarah) Eads, of Clyde; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; 10 siblings; a son, Roger Dale Eads; and a grandson, Wyatt Jack Eads. A private graveside service will be held at Bellevue Cemetery. Foos and Foos Funeral Service, 151 Yorkshire Place, Bellevue is in care of arrangements. Memorials can be made in her name to Stein Hospice Service, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870. Condolences may be shared at [www. foosfuneral.com]www. foosfuneral.com.

$5M state fund to fix projects near turnpike David Patch The Toledo Blade

CASTALIA, Ohio — For years, the Ohio Turnpike Commission and the Sandusky County Engineer’s Office argued over responsibility for repairing collapsed ramps meant to lift numerous county and township roads up to bridges over the toll road. The Ohio General Assembly finally settled that squabble by declaring the turnpike duty-bound, and the rebuilding of 11 failing embankments is scheduled for completion next year. The Ohio Department of Transportation has set up a $5 million annual program to pay for - or at least help pay for - projects along the turnpike that primarily would benefit local motorists or people who live nearby. Greg Murphy, ODOT’s chief of staff, said the program “demonstrates cooperation between all state agencies” and was inspired by local officials’ comments during meetings Gov. John Kasich and his administration held along the toll road several years ago to study its management model. Mr. Murphy and other officials met again Wednesday in Maumee with Toledoarea transportation leaders to explain the program. Funds will be distributed in response to competitive applications. Along with shoring up collapsing embankments, eligible projects could include such things as bridgedeck repairs, drainage improvements, and noise walls along the turnpike. Rick Hodges, the turnpike’s executive director, said after the meeting that such projects historically haven’t been compatible with his agency’s mission. “Our culture has always been separate, focusing on the rapid movement of freight traffic from Buffalo [or Pittsburgh] and Chicago,” Mr. Hodges said. “But we’re part of the state’s transportation system, and it’s time for us to rethink that relationship.” Funding for Turnpike Mitigation Program projects will come from ODOT, he said, because $1 billion

in construction bonds the turnpike recently sold for projects are dedicated to major capacity expansion, such as the I-75 widening between Perrysburg and Findlay. “It’s a very good program. What that money will do is allow locals to perform projects to address problems that are created because of the existence of the turnpike,” said Fulton County Engineer Frank Onweller, who attended the meeting. Mr. Onweller said his first application will be for repairs to a ramp embankment where Franklin Township Road 22 crosses the turnpike. “There’s some slope slippage - it’s starting to show,” he said. “We want to get to it before failure occurs. We haven’t seen any others we’re concerned about.” Keith Earley, the Lucas County engineer, said he’s not aware of any problems with county or township roads “like they’ve had in Sandusky County.” The Bellevue Gazette 419-483-4190 Published daily Tuesday through Saturday with the exception of holidays. Publisher Tom Hutson Lifestyle editor Sally Boyd Sports writer Amber Hatten

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Neighbors SENIOR CITIZENS’ CORNER

Paper snowflakes herald Christmas Scissors and small hands Cutting folded paper Snowflakes. Remember when we covered the windows in the school room with these creations in December? That meant that Christmas was not very far away. Our Christmas Catered Dinner was a huge success with 83 meals being served. The Bellevue Senior High Bell Choir proved to be a beautiful half hour of entertainment. During the business meeting, the 2014 Board of Trustees was installed. Members of the board for next year are: President Diane Streeter, First Vice President Clayton Miller, Second Vice President Charles Claus, Treasurer Ellen Middleswarth, Assistant Treasurer Rebecca Tidwell and Secretary Lois Ziegler. Trustees are Ed Adams, Clara Fleming, Ruth Konst, Margaret Meyer, Bernard Rospert and Hazel Yearick. Special thanks were given to outgoing president Bernard Hartman, trustee Harold Darr and also to retiring secretary, Eileen Siesel, for their years of service to the board and to Four County Young-at-Heart. Bernard Hartman will serve the board in an advisory position next year. Members of NARVRE will have their Christmas catered dinner/meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 11, at noon. A reminder - Saturday Night cards on Dec. 14. A traffic cop pulled over a speeding motorist and asked, “Do you have any ID?” The motorist replied,

“About what?” Stay warm - J. Members celebrating birthdays for the week Dec. 9 — Donna Coventry and Dan Hire Dec. 10 — Laura Wagner Dec. 12 — Joan More Dec. 13 — Helen Helman Tuesday Cards Winners Euchre Gene Schneider with 92 (nope - that’s not a misprint!) for high Clayton Miller with 78 for second Nancy Claus with 45 for low Pinochle Bernice Watson with 73 for first Eileen Zeller with 694 for second Bridge Table Two Sally Hall with 5300 for high Jim French with 2960 for low Home Delivered Meals Menu Monday — Swedish meat balls, rice, California blend, bread and butter, spiced peaches. Tuesday — Hot dogs, mac and cheese, green beans with bacon, pumpkin cheese cake. Wednesday — Pot roast with potatoes, carrots, roll and butter, banana spice cake. Thursday — Cook’s choice. Friday — Fish, O’Brien potatoes, zucchini and tomatoes, bread and butter, mango cup. Activities for the week Monday — Tuesday — 1 p.m. Cards Wednesday — Noon NARVRE Dinner Thursday — Mahjong Friday —

Sutphens celebrate 35th anniversary Mr. and Mrs. Terry Sutphen, 986 Section Line Rd. 30, will mark their 35th wedding anniversary on Monday, Dec. 9. Mr. Sutphen and the former Bev Miller were married Dec. 9, 1978, in the former St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Marywood, now St. Gaspar del Bufalo Church, with the Rev. William Channey officiating. They are parents of three daughters, Rose Sutphen, of Fremont; Romana Jones, Bellevue;

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Club, Ronald Smith. During the convention, a basket raffle raised more than $3500 for the First Lady’s Project, which will provide needed equipment for pediatric trauma in hospitals throughout Ohio. Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time. The worldwide focus of Kiwanis is the eradication of maternal neonatal tetanus, which affects women and babies in the poorest counties of the world. Anyone interested in becoming a member of the Bellevue Kiwanis Club should call 419483-2595.

Castalia. Rankin is a 2010 graduate of Margaretta Local High School. Marissa Willman, of Attica, is majoring in integrated language arts. She is the daughter of Christopher and Dana Willman of Attica. Willman is a 2012 gradu-

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Walter named Kiwanis district officer Chris Walter of Bellevue was recently inducted as the new Lt. Gov. for Division 12 at the Ohio Kiwanis Convention in Lima. Chris will work with 11 clubs throughout a five county area and began his service on Oct. 1, following the current Lt. Gov. Jenny Hipp of Norwalk. Also installed at the convention was Jennifer DeFrance who will serve as Gov. of Ohio for Kiwanis. Jennifer will follow the current governor, Craig Wallace. Attending the convention from Bellevue were Kiwanis members, Amy Reiderman, Janet S cagnetti, Katherine Smith, and President of the Bellevue Kiwanis

ASHLAND — The following local residents are members of the Delta Zeta sorority at Ashland University: Stephanie Rankin, of Castalia, is majoring in political science. She is the daughter of Steven and Wendy Rankin of

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Redmen can’t find their rhythm

Fall to 0-2 with 59-45 loss to Upper Sandusky Amber Hatten Gazette sports writer

SANDUSKY — In their second game of the season, the Redmen are still trying to find their groove. Friday night the Redmen were handed their second loss by Upper Sandusky, 59-45. It was a battle from the beginning as the Redmen fell behind early 11-2. The Redmen’s struggles continued with Upper Sandusky’s Cody Collins getting a hot hand near the end of the first quarter to give the Rams a 20-7 lead. The Redmen looked as if the second quarter would be a different story, as Quinton Brimmer stole the ball for a Redmen basket. Followed by two made free throw shots by Shane Miller and a two point basket by Ross Gerwin going into halftime, the Redmen were gaining ground, down 33-17 at halftime. Head coach Brad Scheiber was pleased with how his team came out strong after halftime but knows there are still things they need to work on. “We weren’t boxing out, which is something we’ve been working on;

SANDUSKY — Redmen junior Colton Slaven drives to the basket Friday night against Upper Sandusky. The Redmen JV team defeated the Rams in a close 46-34 victory, improving their record to 2-0. The JV team plays tonight, traveling to Perkins to take on the Pirates; tip-off is at 6 p.m.

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SANDUSKY — Senior Josh McNeely (24) and sophomore Seth Linder (44) double team an Upper Sandusky player in the paint Friday night at Upper Sandusky. The Redmen fell to 0-2 with a 59-45 loss to the Rams. The Redmen are in action again tonight traveling to Perkins, the varsity game will immediately follow the JV game, tip-off for that game will be 6 p.m.

we just weren’t getting it done. After halftime we managed to come out and get within three points,” he said. In the third quarter, the Redmen outscored Upper Sandusky, 14 to 6, with Thomas Pressler and Shane Miller both making two three-pointers and Gerwin adding another basket to the total. This brought the

out. After that ,Upper Sandusky controlled the ball the remainder of the game to secure their first victory of the season, 59-45. “We definitely have to cut back on the mistakes that we can cut back on; our big thing is fouls. Our kids showed what they could do in the third quarter, and then in the fourth quarter we got

Redmen to within three of Upper Sandusky, but, similar to last week, the Redmen started to get into some foul trouble, which opened the door for Upper Sandusky to regain their lead. The Redmen gave up 11 points in free throws, and in the fourth quarter sophomore Seth Linder and seniors Josh McNeely and Gerwin all fouled

into a similar situation as last week where we had to do some fouling which took some of our guys out of the game,” said coach Scheiber. “We’re struggling through these first few games trying to find our identity and our rhythm. We just need to find the right combination of guys in the right spots. We just need to be able to put it all together for an entire game,” he said. The leading scorer for the Redmen was Pressler with 16 points, followed by Brimmer, Dylan DeWitt and Gerwin all with six points. —JV— The Redmen JV team managed a win over Upper Sandusky on Friday night, 46-34. The Redmen started out the game strong by securing the tip-off and quickly

scoring two points, but struggled through the first half of the game. But Upper Sandusky made a come back in the second quarter, closing the Redmen lead to only seven at halftime. The game remained close through the end of the third quarter with the Redmen still leading 35-23. In the fourth quarter the Redmen refused to give up their lead, finishing out the game with a 46-34 victory. The leading scorer for the Redmen was Isaac Hartley with 19 points, followed by Kyle Geary with 11 points. The Redmen JV and varsity teams will be back in action tonight as they travel to Perkins to take on the Pirates. Tip-off for the JV game will be 6 p.m., with the varsity game to follow immediately after.

Texans fire head coach Gary Kubiak after falling to 2-11 DARRELL LOVELL Associated Press

HOUSTON — The scuffling Houston Texans fired Gary Kubiak on Friday, parting ways with the only coach to lead the team to the playoffs.

The team announced the decision one day after the Texans lost their 11th straight game, 27-20 at Jacksonville, a stunning fall for a team that expected to make a Super Bowl run. Houston (2-11) played miserably and was flagged 14 times for a franchise-

Redmen dominate tri-meet, finish 2-0 The Redmen middle school wrestling team hosted a tri-meet with Sandusky and Oak Harbor on Wednesday. The Redmen won both matches, 53-37 against Oak Harbor and 60-23 against Sandusky. There were six Redmen who were 2-0 for the day and the remaining eight Redmen were 1-1. The six wrestlers who were undefeated for the meet were, Treston Francis, Ethan Rollingson, Hunter Singleton, Caleb Adams, Colton Ray and Brock Beier. The other eight wrestlers that went 1-1 were,

Dylan Hundley, Logan Smith, Heath Hamer, Ethan Adams, Joey Shirley, Grant Spring, Aaron Lahman and Quentin Hale. Five other wrestlers competed for the Redmen in exhibition matches, Trestin Englehart, Kolten Henrey and Tyler Leber were all undefeated with one win and Brittney Siesel and Jose Valles both fell in their exhibition matches. The Redmen middle school wrestlers compete again today at in a Duals match at Clyde. The matches will begin at 9 a.m.

Desmond Bryant undergoes corrective heart procedure TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer

BEREA, Ohio — Browns defensive end Desmond Bryant has undergone a successful procedure to correct an irregular heartbeat. Bryant’s season ended with four games left because of a rapid heartbeat, a condition he has known about for several years and been treated for in the past. A Browns spokesman said Bryant had a cardiac

ablation on Friday at the Cleveland Clinic. Bryant is expected to make a full recovery and resume his NFL career. He finished with 3 1-2 sacks and 45 tackles in 12 games. Bryant had been taking medication for the condition, which forced him to leave an Oct. 3 game against Buffalo. He experienced symptoms on Monday and the Browns announced on Wednesday that his season was over.

the highlights of his eight-year tenure. The Texans said they couldn’t wait any longer to start turning things around. “What’s taken place with this organization is unacceptable,” general manager Rick Smith

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Mourners lay floral and candle tributes to former South African president Nelson Mandela outside his Johannesburg home, Friday, Dec. 6, 2013. Mandela passed away Thursday night after a long illness. He was 95. As word of Mandela’s death spread, current and former presidents, athletes and entertainers, and people around the world spoke about the life and legacy of the former South African leader.

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JOHANNESBURG — South Africans erupted in song, dance and tears on Friday in public and emotional celebrations of the life of Nelson Mandela, the anti-apartheid leader who bridged this country’s black-white divide and helped avert a race war. Fellow anti-apartheid leaders like retired archbishop Desmond Tutu called for the 51 million South Africans to adhere to the values of unity and democracy that Mandela embodied. The tributes to Mandela that came from people across the spectrum showed that he had affected people deeply. “What I liked most about Mandela was his forgiveness, his passion, his diversity, the pact of what he did,” said Ariel Sobel, a white man who was born in 1993, a year before Mandela was elected president. “I am not worried about what will happen next. We will continue as a nation. We knew this was coming. We are prepared.” Sobel was with a crowd of people who had gathered at Mandela’s home in the leafy Johannesburg neighborhood of Houghton where Mandela spent his last sickly months. A dozen doves were released into the skies and people sang tribal songs, the national anthem, God Bless Africa — the anthem of the antiapartheid struggle — and Christian hymns. Many wore traditional garb of Zulu, Xhosa and South Africa’s other ethnic groups. One carried a sign saying: “He will rule

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Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, right, leads a prayer service in memory of former South African president Nelson Mandela, at St George’s Cathedral in Cape Town, South Africa, Friday, Dec. 6, 2013. Mandela passed away Thursday night after a long illness. He was 95. As word of Mandela’s death spread, current and former presidents, athletes and entertainers, and people around the world spoke about the life and legacy of the former South African leader.

the universe with God.” In Soweto, the rough and tumble black township where Mandela used to live, pockets of dancers and singers shuffled through the street, celebrating Mandela’s life. Dozens of kids held oversized pictures of the antiapartheid icon. “I’m sorry, I’m too emotional. The tears come too easily,” Themba Radebe, a 60-year-old who was filming the street celebration with his phone, told a reporter. He later decided to share his thoughts. “This is a celebration of the death, because we knew he was an old man,” said Radebe, whose eyes sparkled with shallow tears. “He brought a lot of changes to our community, because I grew up in apartheid. It was a very bad situation.” President Jacob Zuma announced that Mandela

is to be buried during a state funeral in his rural home town of Qunu on Sunday, Dec. 15. A memorial service is to be held on Tuesday in FNB Stadium in Johannesburg. Mandela’s last public appearance was at the same stadium in 2010 for the closing ceremony of the soccer World Cup. Mandela’s body will then lie in state in Pretoria for three days. Sunday marks a national day of prayer and reflection. “We call upon all our people to gather in halls, churches, mosques, temples, synagogues and in their homes for prayer services and meditation, reflecting on the life of Madiba and his contribution to our country and the world,” Zuma said, using Mandela’s clan name. Zuma had announced

late Thursday that Mandela, who had been in and out of the hospital four times since February 2011, was dead. He was last admitted in June with a recurring lung infection from which he never recovered, though he was released in September to convalesce at home. After midnight, a black SUV-type vehicle containing Mandela’s coffin, draped in South Africa’s flag, pulled away from Mandela’s home, escorted by military motorcycle outriders, to take the body to a military morgue in Pretoria. In a church service in Cape Town, Tutu, who like Mandela was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, said Mandela would want South Africans themselves to be his “memorial” by adhering to the values of unity and democracy that he embodied.

nel were to immediately report to their stations. He saw the USS Arizona enveloped in flames and the USS Oklahoma turned on its side as he headed to his post. Twenty-one ships were sunk or heavily damaged that day while 320 aircraft were damaged or destroyed. Some 2,400 sailors, Marines and soldiers were killed. Pam Johnson, a sixth grade teacher in a rural community outside Honolulu, said meeting Weatherwax transformed her students. She had been struggling to get the 12-year-olds from Hauula Elementary School interested in research. After meeting Weatherwax, several stu-

dents suddenly told her they wanted to look up Pearl Harbor. Weatherwax ignited in them a desire to learn, she said. “That’s a huge connection,” she says. Her students wouldn’t have developed this interest just by walking through the exhibition halls at the visitors’ center or even the memorial for the Arizona, Johnson says. “This is the best classroom so far this year,” she says. At their peak in the early 1990s, 21 survivors volunteered, says National Park Service historian Daniel Martinez. Meeting a survivor enlarges or enhances the experience of coming to Pearl Harbor for many,

Martinez says. It can give people a tangible connection to meet someone who was on site when the bombing happened. Their numbers are dwindling, however. “It’s a fading fraternity. Right before my eyes we’re seeing them disappear,” Martinez says. The three others who remain are also in their 90s. During the week, Weatherwax is joined by Sterling Cale, who was a hospital corpsman assigned to the shipyard dispensary in 1941, and Alfred Rodrigues who was stationed at the mouth of Pearl Harbor. On the weekend, USS Pennsylvania survivor Everett Hyland greets visitors.

Pearl From page A1 survivors, Weatherwax says. And he enjoys meeting people from around the globe — just the other day he met visitors from New Zealand, China and Texas. He joked he wants his photograph “in every home in the world.” “This is my reason to continue to keep going,” he says. “Otherwise, it’s time for me to say goodbye.” Weatherwax was a 24-year-old Army private living in Honolulu when he heard loud explosions the morning of Dec. 7, 1941. He saw the sky fill with black smoke and heard anti-aircraft guns firing. When he turned on the radio, he learned Japan was bombing Oahu and all military person-

WASHINGTON — Silver could take on a whole new meaning when it comes to car shopping. With more older drivers on the road, the federal government is contemplating a “silver car” rating system that will help identify which cars better protect elderly drivers and passengers in a crash. Federal highway safety officials will investigate the possibility of such a rating system as part of a five-year plan designed to reduce the number of fatal and injury-causing accidents among older drivers. The plan, released Thursday, also called for more research into how technology could prevent crashes or reduce their severity. One promising technology warns drivers when their car has moved outside its lane. Another automatically applies the brakes when a car is destined to ram the vehicle in front of it. Over the past decade, the number of fatality crashes in the U.S. has declined significantly, but the progress had been more modest for older drivers, and came to a halt last year when 5,560 people over the age of 65 were killed as a result of motor vehicle crashes, a 3 percent increase from 2011. Another 214,000 were injured, a rise of 16 percent. The government has a 5-star safety rating system for vehicles. It’s now asking whether it can do better when it comes to older drivers. They are expected to drive more miles and drive later into life than previous generations. “Let me be clear. What we’re talking about here is information. Information is power. This is not something that is going to change the price of vehicles,” said David Friedman, deputy administrator for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. “The idea is to get consumers as smart as they can be about their safety choices when they walk into the showroom.” About one in five drivers, or 35 million, currently are 65 or older. The aging of the 77 million baby boomer generation — those born between 1946 and 1964 — will add to the number of older drivers on the road. NHTSA’s plan focused on helping them drive as

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safely and as long as possible rather than trying to restrict their driving access. Outside safety analysts said the plan’s emphasis on technology was welcome because it should lead to more confident and safe drivers. Lane departure warnings and smart headlights that adjust based on distance to traffic are already available, but they are often considered a luxury item. Such technology will become more and more prevalent in the coming years, said Jodi Olshevski, director of the Hartford Center for Mature Market Excellence. “The technology is evolving so quickly that understanding more about how it can benefit older drivers is really critical,” Olshevski said. Friedman said the technology developed in recent years has done much to make cars safer when they crash. Now, the question is whether crashes can be prevented entirely. He said the “holy grail” for drivers, especially older drivers, is a vehicle that can drive itself. “This is I think where a lot of folks would like to see us go. There’s incredible potential,” Friedman said. “It’s something we’re working day and night on to do the research to make sure it can be done right, it can be done safely and it can be done right out of the gate.” Olshevski said the plan’s emphasis on keeping drivers on the road is the right one because it will help more of the elderly maintain their independence. “Being able to get In your car and go where you want to go as long as possible and as safely as possible is important to quality of life as we age,” Olshevski said. The plan also seeks to increase seat belt use among the elderly because the consequences of being unbelted are worse for them. For comfort reasons, some of those who use seat belts don’t use them appropriately. In the coming months, NHTSA it will test public service messages aimed at increasing seat belt use and provide educational materials about ways car owners might be able to increase the comfort and fit of their seat belts. The agency also released new guidelines for the states to improve safety for older drivers. One of the recommendations called for inperson renewal of driver licenses once a person hits a certain age if a state determines there is a problem with older driver crashes.

From page A1 The authenticity of the video was confirmed through conversations with DCN employees in the Netherlands. The video showing Okene was also consistent with additional photos of him on the rescue ship. The AP also contacted Okene on Tuesday who confirmed the events. Okene’s ordeal began around 4:30 a.m. on May 26. Always an early riser, he was in the toilet when the tug, one of three towing an oil tanker in Nigeria’s oilrich Delta waters, gave a sudden lurch and then

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Ask a Designer: Change it up for the holidays MELISSA RAYWORTH Associated Press The holiday season is synonymous with tradition. But that doesn’t mean you have to fill your home with the same holiday decorations in the same color scheme every year. “Until four years ago, I was Scrooge-y when it came to holiday decorating — a result of seeing the same old thing over and over again,” says Brian Patrick Flynn, a Los Angeles-based interior designer and executive producer of HGTV.com’s “Holiday House.” But after finding ways to “reinvent the look and feel of Christmas for my own home,” Flynn says he “rediscovered how much fun seasonal styling can be when you make it your own.” Here he and two other design experts — Jon Call of Mr. Call Designs and Betsy Burnham of Burnham Design — offer suggestions on shaking up holiday decorating. SUPER STOCKINGS Call’s family takes a creative approach to Christmas stockings: On the night before Christmas Eve, they make new stockings by sewing together large pieces of felt (inexpensive at any craft store) using a simple blanket stitch. “We let our imaginations fly when it comes to decorating the outsides, and top off each one with our name and the year,” he says. “Making these stockings gives us all something to do the night before Christmas (Eve), and we share memories and laughter along the way.” TERRIFIC TREES A Christmas tree doesn’t have to stay parked in one place. Flynn recommends putting a small tree on wheels (maybe in a vintage metal wagon or an old metal washtub with casters on the bottom) so you can change its location when you’re entertaining to create space or to bring extra holiday style to a different room. Another option is ditching red and green tree decorations for an

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understated color palette. “This year I created a tone-on-tone tree using all shades of light gray,” Flynn says. “To do this right, it’s all about having a balance of texture, finish, shape, scale and proportion.” Try a white tree if you’ll be using light colors and neutrals, or a green tree with decorations in earth tones. To shake up your tree’s decorations, Call suggests going with a theme. “Last year for a client, I

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