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“Commitment to Excellence” AD STORY Superior Federal Credit Union ................1B ............... 1B Bunge .......................................................2B ............... 2B Eagle Print................................................2B Dominion .................................................3B Wannemacher Liquid Filling ...................4B ............... 4B Perry Corporation ....................................5B March 2012 DELPHOS THE B Section The Herald Progress Edition
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  March 2012 The Herald Progress Edition – 1B B Section D ELPHOS H ERALD T HE        I       N       D       E       X AD STORYSuperior Federal Credit Union ................1B ...............1BBunge .......................................................2B ...............2BEagle Print ................................................2BDominion .................................................3BWannemacher Liquid Filling ...................4B ...............4BPerry Corporation ....................................5BKitchens Inc. ............................................5B ...............5BAlexander & Bebout, Inc. ........................5B ...............5BVan Wert County Foundation ..................6B ...............6BVan Wert Federal Savings Bank .............6BKewpee ....................................................7BLloyd’s Auto Service ...............................7BAllied Environmental Services, Inc. ........8B ...............1B Get your Blue Jays or Wildcats debit card - only at Superior! Phone (419) 692-26761303 E. 5th Street ã  Delphos Superior urges our employees to becommitted to excellence not only while at work, but alsoin their personal lives. Our employees are the same people that yousee at the football game on Friday nights, or in the seat next to you atchurch every Sunday. In 2011, Superior and its employees donated timeand treasure to the following organizations:Allen County Jr. Fair Delphos St. John Catholic ChurchCanal Days Fireworks Display Delphos Postal MuseumCommunity Unity Delphos St. John High SchoolDelphos Chamber of Commerce Delphos Toast to the CityDelphos Jefferson High School Putnam County Jr. FairDelphos Relay for Life St. Vincent DePaul SocietyDelphos Senior Citizens Center United Way – Delphos Campaign And many more!  SuperiorFCU.com Superior Federal Credit Union is a non-profit financial cooperative owned by itsmembers. Membership eligibility is open toanyone who lives, works, worships, or attendsschool in Allen, Auglaize, Hardin, Mercer,Putnam and Van Wert counties. Unlike prof-it-driven banks and finance companies, acredit union’s excess earnings are returned tomembers in the form of friendly service, lowinterest rates on loans, high yield savings andinvestment accounts, and low or no fee con-venience services.Superior has ten branch office locationswithin its field of membership. In September2011, the credit union opened a brand newoffice at 1303 E. Fifth Street in Delphos – afull-service facility including a drive-thru,ATM, and several private offices. To cel-ebrate the grand opening of the new office,Superior partnered with the Canal Days fes-tival committee to provide a community fire-works display in downtown Delphos.Superior had another successful campaignin 2011. Total membership grew by morethan 1,500 members to now serve over 46,000members in West Central Ohio. With interestrates remaining at historic lows, the creditunion staff was busy refinancing mortgagesfor members. The credit union refinancedover $130 million in mortgages in 2011.This resulted in interest savings to membersof $12.7 million over the life of their loans.These interest savings will be available formembers to save for a child’s college educa-tion, build a nest egg for retirement, or spendin the local community.Over the past two years, Superior has alsohelped many small businesses save moneyon financing. These small businesses havedirectly created 145 jobs and retained 133positions locally. Loans financed throughSuperior provide a local economic impact of over $5 million in annual payroll. Superioris supporting small businesses with loansfor capital improvement, lines of credit, andaccess to U.S. Small Business Administrationproducts. To support future economic growth,Superior FCU donated over $20,000 to sup-port local chambers of commerce and eco-nomic development efforts. Supporting jobcreation and economic development effortsenhances our members’ financial well-beingas well as enhance our entire community.Superior believes strongly in investingin the communities we serve. In 2011, thecredit union contributed over $150,000 tonearly 250 different causes. Superior FederalCredit Union also ran our own IRS-sponsoredVolunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)site to help qualifying individuals in the Limaarea prepare basic tax returns. In 2011, over350 individuals had their taxes prepared at nocharge through this program at Superior. Thisprogram saved our community nearly $35,000in tax preparation fees while bringing backover $610,000 in Federal & State income taxreturns.So the next time you are in the market fora checking account, loan, mortgage, or invest-ment product, try a financial institution thatis committed to excellence both in financialservices and the community. Try SuperiorFederal Credit Union. Superior Federal Credit Union Committed to investing in the communities we serve. LIMA — Allied Environmental Services,Inc. (Allied), one of the Midwest’s leadingenvironmental consulting and contractingfirms, will mark its 25th year in businessthis April. Founded in 1987, Allied hasexcelled by providing a diverse range of services to a wide client base.Allied CEO, Steve Carr, attributes thecompany’s success to its highly trained andprofessional team of environmental scien-tists and technicians.“In my career, I have worked with manyenvironmental firms and consultants, and Ican tell you that none of them compare withthe technical skill, knowledge and dedica-tion of the Allied team,” Carr said. “Mostof the environmental firms founded in the1980s are no longer in business; whereasAllied has continued to grow and expandits service capabilities for a quarter-century.That’s testament to the responsive andquality service we provide. We’re doing itright.”The Lima-based firm began as an asbes-tos consulting and abatement services com-pany in 1987, assisting regional schools,hospitals and private industry with asbes-tos management. Dueto the large numberof bulk asbestos samples being collected,Allied added an analytical laboratory in1994. The lab currently performs analysis Allied Environmental Services, Inc.celebrates 25th anniversary See ALLIED page 2B “CommitmenttoExcellence”  2B – The Herald Progress Edition March 2012 234 S. Jefferson St., Delphos, OhioPh. 419-692-6010 Our Employees are: WE’VE BUILT A REPUTATION FOR QUALITY PRODUCTS At Bunge’s Delphos Plant, we’re part of a vital industry that provides a reliable marketfor growers and offers key products used in agriculture and the food industry.Bunge is one of the nation’s oldest and largest soybean processors, and has built a reputation for quality products.Our employees maintain that reputation and have distinguished themselves byproducing world class quality products at competitive prices. We’re proud of our thriving communityand proud to have played a part in Delphos’growth for over 100 years!Bunge extends a special congratulations tothe community. It took a great deal of sup-port, cooperation, and hard work from a lot of people for Delphos to grow and prosper, andwe’re proud that in a small way Bunge and itsemployees were a part of it all.Bunge, like Delphos, has a heritage of growth and a future to share. And, like thiscommunity, we plan to continue our vitallyimportant role and to grow in service. We’reglad that it will happen right in Delphos! Dave AllemeierShawn AllemeierRobert AndrewsRobert BaldaufTodd BarnhartJustic BrownGary CarterTony CarterTerry EickholtErick EickholtMike FinnTerry FischerMatt FoustDonnie FowlerRick GableGreg GarzaJaime GarzaDebra GeierJoe GeiseLarry GrigsbyShawn HerdmanJoe HoffmanJim HolmanAngie HullDavid HunterRichard JonesLogan KehresJeremy KlineRobin KriegelTom MerschmanAustin MillerFrank MillerTravis MillerDoug MilliganDoug Milligan Jr.Tony MatneyScott MoenterDan MuellerKathy NighswanderKevin OstingJerry ParrishMichael PlackeJoe PriceMark RobeyRyan RobeyJohn SalwayMark SchramTony SueverJohn SwickrathMichael Truesdale Looking for a printer tomake your business shine? Eagle Print Delivers. Since 1968, Eagle Print has been helping customers showcasetheir businesses – resulting in increased customer and salesvolume. With the latest equipment and technology, expertise inmailing services, great print quality and high level 24/7 customer service, Eagle Print is well-equipped to handle your mostchallenging web-offset printing projects. Eagle Print specializes in printing newspapers,inserts, real estate guides, dining guides,coupon books and much more. Call Dennis Klausing 419-695-0015 ext. 102for a FREE ESTIMATE Taking printing to the next level  111 E. Fourth Street, Delphos, OH 45833www.eagleprint.net ByDanaeKing PulseEditor Studentsmaybeabletotuneintosomethingdifferentnextyear.TheUniversity’scablecontractisduetoexpireinJune,anditislooking intoanewcontract.Forthepast10years,TimeWarnerCablehasprovidedcabletothecam-pus,includingresidencehalls,ath-leticeventsandclassrooms.Now,theUniversityhasfouroptionsforcableproviders-Time Warner,BuckeyeCable,CampusTelevideoandInstitutionalNetwork Communications.“There’sagoodmixbetweencableanddish,”saidAndyGrant,directorof businessoperationsattheUniversity.“There’stwodifferentindustriesforthesameoutcome.”Thesefourcompaniesrespond-edtoarequestforaproposaltheUniversitysentoutandhavemadeproposalstotheUniversitycommit-teeregardingthedecision. ArequestforproposaloutlinestherequirementsoftheUniversity.Thecompaniesthenrespondwithapro-posaltoexplainhowtheywouldpro-videtheservice.Includedintherequestarethe ByMollyMcNamara Reporter TheDeltaLambdaPhiNationalSocialFraternityhosteda“SameSexSafeSex”eventintheUnionthispastFridaynight. About30peopleattendedtheeventthatwaspartofthefrater-nity’s“rush”weekandwashost-edtoeducatestudentsonsafesexpracticesprimarilyforsamesexcouples.Thefraternityisanationalchapterforgay,bisexualandprogressivemen.“Our nationalservice projectis ‘Be safe, educate’, whichthisparticular event is apart of,”saidthe fraternity’s Vice PresidentKyle Shupe.Shupe took the Psychology course, Human Sexuality, thispastyear,whichMarissaWagnerOehlhofhastaughtforthepastthreeyears.Herpresentationsintheclasswerebothinformativeand interesting, Shupe said. It wasforthesereasonshethoughtshewouldbethebestcandidatetospeakatthisevent.Oehlhofsaidshewasexcitedtospeakattheeventbecausesheisoftenapproachedbystudentstocometosuchoccasionsandtalk aboutcontroversialtopicsothersusuallybackawayfrom.“Somebodyneedstosaythesethingsoutloudandifotherpeo-ple aren’t volunteering, thenI will,”Oehlhofsaid.“Ifeellikethereisalotofmisinformationoutthereandbynottalkingaboutthesethingswearebasicallytell-ingthesepeopletogetdiseasesortohaveproblemsbecausenobody  wantstoaddressit.”Oehlhofbeganherpresenta-tionaddressingtheproperuseof contraceptives,primarilyonthe“Do’sandDon’ts”ofcondoms.Shewentontoexplainthevari-etyofSTD’sthatcanbespreadthroughunsafe sexualactivity andincludedimagestoempha-sizetheirseverity.Because there are so many stereotypesthatareoftenasso- MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6 & TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2012 VOLUME,ISSUE63 WWW.BGNEWS.COM ESTABLISHED1920|Anindependentstudentpressservingthecampusandsurroundingcommunity BGhockey earnssplitHealthy stressrelievers Columnist TaraKeller reminisc-es about growingupinthe 90sandthe days whenstress relief came from healthyactivitiesinsteadofdrinking| PAGE4 SPORTS FORUM   Whatchangeswould you liketosee atthe Rec?  ShorterrimssoIcandunk. RICKY SHAFFER Freshman, Business @ Howmany clubscan you count?  Letusknowofsomestudentgroupsyou’repartofonFacebookandTwitter.AlsoonoursiteTuesday,seewhattheHistorySocietyisupto BGNEWS.COM   ByAbbyWelsh Reporter FreeApplicationforFederalStudent AidformsaredueinFebruary,butthebenefitsliewithstudentswhofillthemoutearly.StudentswhofilloutFAFSAformshaveahigherchanceatgetting thebestloansandgrantsoffered,Universityofficialssaid.“Feb.15isthesoftdeadlineandstudentscanfilloutformsearly,”saidEricBucks,associatedirectorofFinancialAid.“Studentscanalsocompleteformsafter.Wewon’trejectformsifpastthissoftdeadline.”Buckssaidstudentsbeginfill-ingthemoutatthefirstoftheyearthroughfall,andthenfallthroughspringwithnocutoff. WhenstudentscompletetheFAFSAform,providedthroughfafsa.ed.gov,theyarenotifiedaboutwhattheyqualifyforintermsofgrantsandloans.Theamountofmoneygranteddependsonthestudent’sfinancialsituation.FAFSAoffersmanydifferentgrantsandloansincludingFederalPerkinsLoan,DirectStaffordLoanandtheSupplementalEducationalOpportunityGrant.Youcanfindmoredetailsabouttheseloansandothersatstudentaid.ed.gov. Fraternity hosts ‘Same Sex SafeSex’ for national service project ABBIPARK THE BG NEWS PHIDELTA THETA Fraternity members invitedguests to watch theSuperbowlXLVIattheirFraternity houseSunday. TheNew YorkGiants wonagainstNew EnglandPatriots. GAMENIGHT See FAFSA |Page3See SEX |Page2See CABLE |Page2   THE BG NEWS RECognize? What doyouthinkabout the changes? Tweet @The_BG_News with #bgrec See Page 3 for afull storyonthe possible updates tothe Rec Cable companiescompete for usage FAFSA offers more forstudents’ earlier completion StudentWellnessCenter,Psychologyinstructordiscusscontraceptives,safesexpracticesGovernmentprovidesvarioustypesoffinancialaid “Ourhopeisthroughthenegotiationsthatwe’llendupwithroughlyhalfthechannelsinhighdefinition.” SarahWaters|ResidenceLifeDirector MarissaWagnerOehlhof Human Sexualityinstructor The BGhockeyteam splitits weekendseries withNo.8 Notre Dame after acome-from-behindwinSaturday| PAGE6 Bunge North America is a 189-year-oldglobal company that merchandises and pro-cesses various grains year-round. It’s thelargest oil seed processor in the world.The Bunge facility at 234 S. Jefferson St.is a soybean processing plant srcinally builtby the A.L. German Company in 1909. In1944, the facility was sold to Floyd Hiegel,who renamed it Delphos Grain and Milling.Ownership changed again in 1966 and itbecame Central Soya. Bunge purchased thefacility in October 2002.In 2007, the company construction a newunloading station on the west side of thefacility, allowing smoother truck traffic inthe neighborhood.The station is a state-of-the-art facilitywith a dust-control system hat complimentsthe company’s other dust monitoring sys-tems.The business purchases whole and rawsoybeans, which are crushed extract oil andmeal. The meal is sold to farmers and feedmills. The oil is extracted and sent to berefined for various food products. The com-pany has been making soybean meal and oilsince the 1940s.The Delphos location employs 50 peo-ple. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.,with grain receiving hours of 7 a.m. to 7p.m. Tony Matney is the facility manager.Bunge’s mission statement says thecompany is “committed to furthering thewell-being of the communities where weoperate.” Bunge North America   Committed to  furthering thewell-being of thecommunities wherewe operate.Our customer service and the care we put into each  job is what we are most  proud of. Eagle Print, located at111 E. Fourth St. in Delphos,prints newspapers, real estateguides, phone books and gro-cery advertisements in book-let, tabloid, broadsheet andmini-tabloid formats.In September 2008, thecompany added technologyto expand and add jobs. Ourmain web press added threenew Quad-Stack units to anolder press, enabling themto print more color and morepages with great efficiency.The Quad-Stack is a low-profile, single width, singlecircumference modularlyconstructed 4-color web-off-set printing unit with a verti-cal web lead. It is designedfor newspapers, magazines,tabloids, brochures books andother commercial printing.General Manager DennisKlausing oversees 105 em-ployees in an 24/6 operation.“Our customer service andthe care we put into each jobis what we are most proudof,” Klausing said. Eagle Print of asbestos content in bulksamples and air samples;as well as analysis of moldsamples. Allied continuedto expand service offeringsthrough the 1990s and 2000sby adding a staff of quali-fied geologists, hygienistsand haz-mat technicians; aswell as a fleet of industrialwaste management equip-ment including vac-trucks,hydroblasters, and tankertrucks. Allied continues togrow and diversify. In 2011,Allied opened a satelliteoffice in the Toledo suburbof Holland to provide moreresponsive and efficient ser-vice to Toledo-area clients.In spring of 2011, Allieddeveloped a state-wide mer-cury recycling program pro-viding Ohio communities asafe and affordable outletfor unwanted mercury-con-taining devices.“We offer our clientsa turn-key approach. Ourability to provide multipleservices; such as environ-mental site assessment,vac-truck services, hazard-ous materials management,spill response, and asbestosabatement simplifies proj-ects for our clients,” Carrsaid.Building on the successof the last 25 years, Allied’sfuture looks bright.“We are definitely proudof our longevity, 25 yearsis a great milestone,” Carrsaid. “But we’re alwayslooking forward. Last year[2011] was one of our best,and 2012 is forecasted to beeven stronger. We have agreat core group of employ-ees, and a very loyal cli-ent base, which continues togrow. I have no doubt thatAllied will be celebrating its50th anniversary in 2037.” About AlliedEnvironmentalServices, Inc.  Allied EnvironmentalServices, Inc. (Allied) isa leading environmentalconsulting and contracting firm with offices in Limaand Toledo. For 25 years, Allied has provided pro- fessional environmentalmanagement solutions to private industry, propertyowners, lenders, munici- palities, schools, and hos- pitals. Allied specializes inhazardous materials man-agement, emergency spillresponse, industrial clean-ing (vac-truck and hydro-blasting services), asbestosabatement, underground storage tank closure, Phase I and II ESA, and air qual-ity testing. For more infor-mation, visit allied-envi-ronmental.com. (continued from page 1B) ALLIED  March 2012 The Herald Progress Edition – 3B Suspect a natural gas leak?First, move your feet!Then call when you’re down the street.   safegasohio.org   Also, remember to call the Ohio Utilities Protection Service (OUPS) by dialing 811 at least two working daysbefore digging on your property. And if you suspect a gas leak—walk away, right away. Once clear of thearea, call Dominion East Ohio, at 1-877-542-2630.Learn more at dom.com, keyword(s): Natural Gas Safety   Suspect a natural gas leak?First, move your feet!Then call when you’re down the street. Outside or in, detecting a natural gas leak is easy. To help you SMELL a leak from a gas line or appliance, afamiliar odor like rotten eggs is often added to natural gas. Or you might SEE blowing dirt, bubbling water or an unusual area of dead vegetation. A leaking pipeline might also make a hissing sound you can HEAR . Also, remember to call the Ohio Utilities Protection Service (OUPS) by dialing 811 at least two working daysbefore digging on your property. And if you suspect a gas leak – walk away, right away. Once clear of thearea, call Dominion East Ohio, at 1-877-542-2630.Learn more at dom.com, keyword(s): Natural Gas Safety Jennings Memorial Hall on trackas showcase for bicentennial BY NANCY SPENCERnspencer@delphosherald.com FORT JENNINGS —Work has been underway formore than a year on MemorialHall in Fort Jennings.Spearheaded by the JenningsMemorial Association and theJennings Historical Society,numerous volunteers havelent their skill and craftsman-ship to preserve the hall forfuture generations.The work has included fur-nace repair; removal of itemsfrom the basement; sortingthrough items stored in thehall; roof repair; refinishingof woodwork in the meet-ing room; reconfiguration of the restroom facilities; repairof masonry chimneys/tuck-pointing; rewiring the entirefirst floor; restoration of src-inal woodwork in the meet-ing room, foyer and restroomhallway; multimedia serviceprovided to meeting roomand hall upstairs for speakers,cable and Internet; new dry-wall applied to all ceilings inmeeting room, restrooms andhallway; all new drywall fin-ished; wall repair completedin meeting room, restroomsand hallway; painting of meeting room, restrooms andhallway; windows in meetingroom repaired; the removalof all cast iron sewer lines;and refurbishing 22 windowson the second floor.“We’ve had supplies,labor and equipment donatedfor the hall restoration,” Dr.Wes Klir, association presi-dent, said. “The communityand surrounding ones havecome together to see thismonument refurbished foreveryone’s use. The townshiptrustees have been invaluablein the project, also.”Ted Verhoff has builtwooden cases to displayhistorical items and SwickConstruction has fabricatedframes to showcase blue-prints and more. Klir and hisband of volunteers hope tohave the hall near completionby the village’s bicentennialcelebration in August. Thehall will play an integral partin that celebration.“The plan for the bicenten-nial includes a military muse-um. Our own artifacts willbe on display and we havesome War of 1812 items,some Spanish-American Waritems, World War I items andI hope to enhance that withsome loan items from thePutnam County HistoricalSociety and they’ve alreadygiven me the green light onthat,” he said. “Ideally, I’dalso like to have some dis-play items from the membersof the community to bringour military display a localflavor.”He believes the countyhistorical museum’s militarydisplay is too small becauseof a lack of space. He wouldlike to forge a partnership of some sort so as to keep loanitems on permanent display.“I would like this tobecome, not an offshoot andnot necessarily the responsi-bility of the Putnam CountyHistorical Society, but be aplace where we can exhibitsome of those items. I’d liketo see part of it become a mil-itary museum and the otherportion of the downstairs,we’re going to have fixedup for some activities dur-ing the bicentennial, one of which will be a fort-buildingcontest that will be sponsoredthroughout the whole week-end of the bicentennial,” hesaid. “So, there will be tablesand items set up for kids tocome in. What we essentiallyare doing is I have somelocal people who dabble inhobby carpentry coming inand we’re going to actuallyfabricate Lincoln-log-typebuilding material for kids tocome in and make their ownconstruction of what they feelthe fort should have or wouldhave looked like; there willbe judging for that at the endof the weekend.”The Jennings Memorialis a war monument con-structed in Fort Jenningsby joint efforts of JenningsTownship, the Village of FortJennings, the State of Ohioand the Jennings MemorialAssociation. It was erectedin 1916 to commemorate Lt.Colonel William Jenningsand his men who, under thedirection of General WilliamHenry Harrison, constructedan outpost in Fort Jenningsthat served as a vital part of the supply line for troops inthe War of 1812.In the 1940s and 1950s,the hall has served as a multi-functional facility.“There aren’t too manypeople I have talked to whohaven’t either attended afunction here in the past orused the hall for one. In the1940s and 50s, this was theplace to hold an event. We’velearned that nearly 60 percentof all weddings in the countywere held here. We’ve alsohad people tell us they wouldlike to hold an anniversaryparty here since they weremarried here. The responseand support of the projecthas been overwhelming andhumbling,” Dr. Klir said.For the long run, Klirwould like to see the hallhouse a permanent militarymuseum to honor veteransfrom Fort Jennings and pro-vide a meeting room avail-able to the community.“I will be happy to see allthe historical items and arti-facts be displayed and appre-ciated,” he said. “There’s astory to be told; you can’tread the book until you openit. That’s what we’re doinghere. We’re opening thebook.”The Jennings MemorialAssociation is taking ordersfor personalized brick pav-ers to line the sides of thewalk that leads to the frontentrance of Memorial Hall inFort Jennings through March31. The pavers will line thewalk to the front entrance of the hall.Pavers are two sizes,4x8 inches and 8x8 inches.The smaller bricks can beengraved with up to 12 char-acters on each of three linesfor $100; the larger pavercan be engraved with up to12 characters on each of sixlines for $200.Order forms are availablefrom Dr. Wes Klir, Pat Kliror at the hall and can bemailed with a check madeout to “Jennings MemorialAssociation” to Pat Klir,16952 Road 20P, FortJennings OH 45844.For any further infor-mation, comments or tobe put on the mailing listfor the Jennings MemorialAssociation please contact:Wesley A. Klir, M.D., Chief Officer, Jennings MemorialAssociation at 419-286-2257or e-mail wjklir@bright.net.Financial contribu-tions can be made out tothe Jennings MemorialAssociation and can bemailed to: Deb Birkemeier,treasurer, Jennings MemorialAssociation, 21126 Rd. 22,Fort Jennings OH 45844. The Jennings Memorial is a war monument constructed in Fort Jennings by jointefforts of Jennings Township, the Village of Fort Jennings, the State of Ohio and theJennings Memorial Association. It was erected in 1916 to commemorate Lt. ColonelWilliam Jennings and his men who, under the direction of General William HenryHarrison, constructed an outpost in Fort Jennings that served as a vital part of the supplyline for troops in the War of 1812. “I will be happyto see all the his-torical items andartifacts be dis-played and appre-ciated. There’s astory to be told;you can’t read thebook until youopen it. That’swhat we’re doinghere. We’re open-ing the book.” — Dr. Wes Klir All 22 windows on the second floor were removed, scraped, putties, painted and theglass was reglazed. The 1916 lighting was also refurbished.The Jennings Memorial Association is taking ordersfor personalized brick pavers to line the sides of the walkthat leads to the front entrance of Memorial Hall in FortJennings through March 31. The pavers will line the walkto the front entrance of the hall.Display cases for artifacts and memorabilia have beenfashioned to match the historic woodwork in the hall. delphosherald.com  4B – The Herald Progress Edition March 2012 BY STACY TAFFstaff@delphosherald.com ELIDA- Elida LocalSchool District has keptbusy over the last few years,replacing its old high schoolbuilding, earning and retain-ing its “Excellent” rating andmaking sacrifices whereverpossible to save money.With the doors of the new169,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art high school build-ing opened this year, Elidahas been going through anadjustment period.“One of the biggest thingsfor us this year was the moveinto the new building. Withall of the planning and prep-aration we did last year itwas a smooth transition,”Superintendent Don Digilasaid. “The next hurdle was thenew technology we installedin the building, learning howto use that and incorporate itinto our lesson design.”Changes have also beenmade in the other buildings inthe district, due to the closingof the kindergarten buildingin Gomer.“We’re working on mov-ing our fifth grade over tothe middle school and doingsome renovations to allowthat move,” Diglia said. “Thatshould leave some space atthe elementary for the kin-dergarten students to move inafter we close Gomer as partof our four-year cost reduc-tion plan.”On the subject of costreduction, Digia says Elidais saving money by rehiringinternally after staff and fac-ulty retire.“We’re working on howpositions can be incorpo-rated to avoid replacing aperson who retires,” he said.“For example, our elemen-tary principal is retiring andinstead of hiring someone toreplace him, we’re movingFaith Cummings over thereto cover that position. Thateliminates a position over atthe central office.”“We also have one per-son retiring from each of thebuildings, elementary, mid-dle school and high school,and none of them will bereplaced,” he continued. “Weare re-hiring internally forthose positions. Mr. Kiracofe,principal at Gomer, won’t bereplaced obviously. We’retrying to stretch our dollar asbest we can.” Recent developmentshave raised the bar for schooldistricts looking to maintainor improve their grades onthe state and local reportcards. “Governor Kasich recentlyunveiled his Mid-BienniumReview of the budget, whichwas about 3,000 pages andas expected, it contains sev-eral reform plans that willdirectly affect us,” he said.“The report cards will nowuse an A-F letter system andit will become more difficultfor a district to earn an A or“excellent” rating.”Diglia says Elida is work-ing rigorously on its curric-ulum to address these newchallenges.“We’re working on ourcore standards for all gradesK-12, making the transi-tion into the new curriculumthat will be used in a coupleyears,” he said. “We’re alsostaying heavily involvedwith Race to the Top and theOhio Improvement Processto help us get ready for thechanges. That’s going tobe huge. We’re working onwhat we’re teaching and howwe’re teaching it so we cando better on those assess-ments.”Diglia says they hope thenew high school buildingoffers a better atmosphere forsuccess than the old one.“Research shows thatwhen you move students intoa new building, disciplin-ary issues go down and testscores go up,” he said. “Sinceour move into the new highschool our discipline issueshave definitely gone down.Hopefully we’ll also see arise in test scores.” Elida Local Schools continue to meet challenges head-on BY NANCY SPENCERnspencer@delphosherald.com OTTOVILLE — Withadvances in technology mov-ing at the speed of a keypadstroke, educators are oftenfaced with the task of keep-ing up — they’re studentscertainly are. Move over“Millennials,” the “iGenera-tion” is here.Faced with students whoare more familiar with thenewest technology thansome of their teachers, onelocal school district has usedRace to the Top and otherfunds to provide cutting-edge instruction.“We need to have ourstudents ready to join col-lege, the workforce and ourmilitary services and readyto use the current technol-ogy,” Ottoville Local SchoolSuperintendent Scot Mangassaid. “You see salesmenusing iPads to coordinatetheir appointments; you seeengineers using iPads on the job sites.”Ottoville has used RttRand REAP Grant funds topurchase 33 iPads for teach-ers and 60 more to fill twomobile computer labs forstudents. The RttT fundshave also provided pro-fessional development forteachers so they can usethe iPads for instruction.Ottoville’s goal is to everysenior in the class of 2016leave with an iPad.“We are also looking totextbook apps for the iPad,”Mangas said. “They are lessexpensive than the text-books.”With this in mind, thetextbook may find itself per-manently on the shelf.Education itself is alsochanging to adapt to tech-nology. Classrooms thatonce used only face-to-faceinstruction will see blended-learning and flip-learning.Blended-learning joins theclassroom with computersand flip-learning allows stu-dents to work at their ownpace.“Flip-learning has stu-dents viewing lessons onlineat home and when theycome to the classroom, theinstructor sees where theyare and allows those on paceto move forward while giv-ing those who need it extrahelp,” Mangas said. “Thisallows for a better use of instruction time and studentscan go at their own rate,which is ideal for most.”Technology CoordinatorShelley Mumaw is alsobehind this thrust of instruc-tional modification.“Shelley coordinatedseveral meetings we’ve hadwith Defiance High School,who is already doing allthis, and got us going inthe right direction,” Mangassaid. “She is really on top of things and makes sure we areas cutting edge as possible.She sets up all the trainingand makes sure teachers areall on the same page and isavailable during the schoolday for any questions.”Defiance High Schoolhas hosted several schooldistricts to share their tech-nology upgrades and learn-ing modifications. 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