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Memorial dedicated

July 12, 2012

Cynthia Hooker, the mother of fallen soldier Jon Michael Schoolcraft III, recalled one of the last communications she had with her son prior to his death Jan. 18 in Taji, Iraq.

“One of the last texts to me was, ‘Mom, if something happens, just don’t ever forget me,’” Hooker said with tears falling down her face.

Pride in her son’s sacrifice mixed with the conflicting pain of losing a child as she spoke. It was obvious he would never be forgotten.

After the wind: County officials working through problems

July 12, 2012

More than a week after a substantial windstorm blew through Auglaize County, officials are putting their heads together to address concerns.

“We are looking at what worked and going in and revising our game plan,” said Auglaize County Emergency Management Agency Director Troy Anderson.

Countywide emergency response agencies plan to meet within the next week to discuss further areas still in need of improvement.

“Each weather event, every time, I think you’ve got something different,” Anderson said.

19th century Wapak brew on tap for festival

July 12, 2012

A traditional German beer first brewed in Wapakoneta during the 19th century is to be on tap during this year’s Summer Moon Festival.

An authentic recipe from the same European region which inspired the original beer made by the City Brewing Company is being brewed special for the festival, which extends from Thursday, July 19, through Saturday, July 21, by Thirsty Dog Brewery, of Akron.

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