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Village Has Rich History

July 22, 2011

NEW KNOXVILLE — During the early 1830s, emigrants from Ladbergen, Germany, settled in New Knoxville, an area that promised hope to families in Germany that did not have the economic opportunities America provided.

On June 30, 1836, 27-year-old James Knox Lytle drew up a map of the land he had purchased in Washington Township, which was comprised of 102 lots. The town was named Knoxville, after Lytle’s mother’s family, although it did not receive a name until the 1840s.

Interviews Help 4-Hers

July 22, 2011

WAPAKONETA — It’s not just the larger livestock that have a potent odor, a first-year 4-Her taking a duck project says one of the things he learned about them was that they stink.

Grayson Ford, of Spencerville, said he did “lots of stuff” to get ready for his prefair interview Thursday in the Junior Fair Building at the Auglaize County Fairgrounds.

Filling out books for both his duck and boiler projects, Ford said he answered questions and wrote down information about poultry, including what they eat and their weights.

Chief Backs Measure

July 22, 2011

ST. MARYS — A local law enforcement official says he supports a drive by Ohio legislators to craft a measure inspired by the death of Caylee Anthony.

Portman Voices Concerns

July 22, 2011

ST. MARYS — An Ohio Senator says while he is hopeful a deal will get done regarding Congress’ impasse on raising the debt ceiling, any deal must include a cut in spending.

Pair Breaks Into Cridersville Store

July 22, 2011

CRIDERSVILLE — Cridersville Police Chief John Drake is hoping the public can help in identifying two males that broke into a store early Thursday morning.

“We have a real good image on the video surveillance camera of the two suspects that broke into the Community Market store in Cridersville,” Drake said after the break-in at 12:25 a.m. Thursday. “I am hoping somebody can identify the suspects.”

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