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Archive for July 8th, 2009

Local Soldier Killed In Afghanistan

Posted by wlpo on July 8, 2009

35 year old Spc. Chester Hosford of Ottawa was killed Monday while serving in Afghanistan.

According to military officials, Hosford’s vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb. Another soldier from Glenwood was killed in the incident.

Hosford is single. He is a former marine who trained with the national guard unit in Marseilles. He had been in Afghanistan since August.

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Three indicted for drugs in Ottawa

Posted by wlpo on July 8, 2009

A man and a woman police think were selling drugs near a grade school in Ottawa have been indicted.
Christopher Cunico and Beckie Grandadam of Ottawa were indicted Tuesday for possession of cannabis with intent to deliver. They were arrested after investigators searched a house near Jefferson School.
Another woman, Pamela Edlemon of Ottawa, has been indicted for possession of controlled substance.
All three remain in the county jail.

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Parkside grand opening rescheduled

Posted by wlpo on July 8, 2009

If you’re looking forward to taking a tour of the new Parkside Middle School in Peru, you’ll have to week a couple of weeks longer.
A grand opening that was originally scheduled for August 11 has been rescheduled for August 25.
Mark Cross is the district superintendent. He says the delay isn’t because of a change in the construction schedule, but because they would be getting to close to the work site that includes the parking lots and sidewalks.
The school at the corner of Shooting Park Road and Church Street will house fifth through eighth grade.

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Ottawa changes liquor law

Posted by wlpo on July 8, 2009

The way alcohol is sold and advertised is changing in Ottawa.
To cater to boaters and picnickers, stores can now sell alcohol on Sundays starting at 8 in the morning instead of 10. On Christmas Eve, places that serve alcohol can now stay open until 10 at night instead of 6.
The final change in the liquor law restricts the amount of signage an alcohol seller can have. Instead of hanging banners with their beer sales on fences, trees or in right-of-ways, businesses can only have one temporary sign at a time and it must be attached to the building.

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