Roses and Thorns

Giving back to the community is just as beautiful a sight to see as any rose.

Rose: To everyone who gave of their time to help at community Thanksgiving dinners in Lima and Wapakoneta. Those who helped prepare and serve food at Veterans Memorial Civic Center and St. Joseph’s Parish Life Center provided not only physical nourishment but emotional and spiritual nourishment, as well.

Thorn: To the person who shot at sheriff deputies early Wednesday while they were making an arrest on Prospect Avenue. At least one shot entered a residence. Thankfully, there were no reports of injuries.

Rose: To First United Methodist Church in Van Wert for hosting a community Thanksgiving service Nov. 20. The church welcomed ministers and congregants from a variety of churches in the area to come together to give thanks and pray for their community and all the blessings they have received.

Thorn: To yet another shooter in Lima who left a man and a woman shot Wednesday on North Elizabeth Street. Just as with the Prospect Avenue incident, this one was not reported to have caused any deaths, thankfully.

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