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Burkharts recognized for shrine caretaking

By JIM BREWER Published:

Around 1970, Merl Burkhart's neighbor on Ohio 97, southwest of Loudonville, asked a favor of him. "Can you help me with my part time job while I am away on vacation?" she asked. The job was serving as caretaker of the Memorial Shrine, located about a half mile west of Burkhart's home.

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