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Flood insurance rates rising for thousands
Sunday, March 23, 2014 11:11 PM | Updated ( Sunday, March 23, 2014 8:13 PM )

FINDLAY (AP) — The slow-rising waters of the Blanchard River have flooded this northwestern Ohio city so often over the last decade that its residents are rarely caught off-guard.

Alongside Kelley McClurkin’s bakery and deli, a dozen sandbags are stacked and ready. What she wasn’t prepared for this year was a huge jump in her flood insurance payments.

 

 
Canal Commission holds annual fundraiser
Sunday, March 23, 2014 8:16 PM
Guest Speaker Preston Bartlett, a Van Wert native and presently a Dayton resident, gave an overview of the Miami-Erie Canal from Cincinnati to Dayton. Bartlett is a Miami-Erie Canal Corridor board and Buckeye Trails Association member. (Delphos Herald/Nancy Spencer)

BY NANCY SPENCER

Herald Editor

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DELPHOS — The Delphos Canal Commission hosted nearly 100 guests at the annual Boatman’s Breakaway Dinner Sunday at the Knights of Columbus hall.

The annual fundraiser celebrates thawing ice in spring. When the canal was in use, the lock freed up and canal boats could begin traveling.

 
Ohio unemployment rate drops in February
Sunday, March 23, 2014 8:15 PM

BY KIRK DOUGAL

Times Bulletin Publisher

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Ohio’s unemployment rate dropped four-tenths of a percentage point in February, continuing the downward trend in 2014.

The state’s jobless rate stood at 6.5 percent during the month, down from 6.9 percent in January and 7.2 percent in December of 2013. The current jobless rate is an improvement over the same period in 2013 when 7.3 percent of eligible Ohio residents were searching for work.

 
VFW donates to Elida Police Department
Sunday, March 23, 2014 8:14 PM | Updated ( Sunday, March 23, 2014 8:15 PM )
Walterick-Hemme Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3035 Commander Mike Hughes gives a $500 donation to Elida Chief of Police Dale Metzger. Metzger said the money would be used for equipment and training. (Delphos Herald/Nancy Spencer)
 
Eagles Auxiliary chooses District God, Flag and Country winners
Sunday, March 23, 2014 8:12 PM | Updated ( Sunday, March 23, 2014 8:14 PM )
Delphos Eagles Lodge 471 Auxiliary hosted the District God, Flag and Country Oratory Contest recently. Winners included, from left, Trysten Smith (Delphos, second place ages 12-13; Faith Schmersal (Lima), first place ages 12-13; Nicholas Curth (Delphos), first place ages 10-11; Christian Engle (Lima), first place ages 14-15; and Joseph Engle (Lima), second lace ages 10-11. Schmersal, Curth and Christian Engle will continue on  at the Northwest Zone Conference at 10 a.m. April 12 at the Lima Eagles Lodge on Robb Avenue. (Submitted photo)
 
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