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Church to dedicate memorial for young member lost at sea

After graduating from Clay High School in June 1943, 17-year-old Richard Dickey talked with his good friend Jack Heninger about how they might end up serving together in the regular Army, should they be drafted into service.

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Richard Dickey

After turning 18, Richard, thought his chances might be better if he joined the U.S. Merchant Marine. Jack waited for a draft notice. On March 26, 1944 the 18-year-old Richard went to New York City and enlisted. He was assigned as a messman to the S.S. Pan Pennsylvania, a tanker owned by the U.S. Maritime Commission.

On April 15, with a cargo of 140,000 barrels of gasoline, the tanker left New York Harbor bound for the United Kingdom. The very next day, the Pan Pennsylvania was torpedoed by a German submarine U-550 in the North Atlantic, about 70 miles off the coast of Nantucket.

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Northwood Councilman Dave Gallaher will not be on the ballot in November seeking re-election. Gallaher, on council since 1994, said he wants to spend more time with his family.

“I’m going to miss it, but I’m not going to miss it as much as I’m going to enjoy the time off,” said Gallaher. “It’s really something I can live with.”

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The board of trustees of the Allen-Clay Joint Fire District wasted little time in finding a replacement for Bruce Moritz, the district’s former chief who left to become the chief of the Lake Township Volunteer Fire Department.

The fire board, in a special meeting Aug. 26, accepted the resignation of Moritz and then appointed Dennis Hartman as the district’s chief.

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The owners of the Woodville Mall have taken the first step in response to a court order to demolish the structure by next May.

A Wood County Common Pleas Court judge on Aug. 8 set a timeline for the owners to prepare for the mall’s demolition by May 2, 2014. First on the court’s list is the construction of a fence around the property’s perimeter by Sept. 2.

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Developers see manufacturing steadily returning

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While we take time to celebrate the American worker this Labor Day, The Press looks at trends in the manufacturing sector, including interviews with local business owners, economic development officials, educators and others who see a resurgence in the sector.

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