Local residents react to capture

By JENNY DERRINGER Staff Writer Published:

Many northwest Ohio residents awoke Sunday morning to hear the announcement of an early Christmas present the capture of Iraqi dictator, Saddam Hussein. Television stations interrupted their regularly scheduled broadcasts to air the news that 600 U.S. troops, including Special Forces with the 4th Infantry Division, had conducted a raid the night before on a rural farmhouse near Tikrit. The deposed leader was found hiding in a gravelike spider hole, unlike the manner he was accustomed to living in while ruling the country. Since the weekend arrest, Saddam has been the subject of much conversation locally.