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After his release from North Korean detention, Otto Warmbier’s hometown waits, anxiously, for news

June 15, 2017 4:03 AM
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WYOMING, Ohio — When news broke Tuesday morning that Otto Warmbier would be coming home, finally, after a year and a half of detainment in North Korea, blue and white ribbons began appearing on trees in his hometown. By noon, the entire stretch of the main street, shaded by branches arching overhead, had ribbons on every tree and every utility pole, hundreds and hundreds of them.

Support rises quickly, organically, and quietly in this small, close-knit, loyal suburb of Cincinnati, said Lynn Tetley, the city manager. People take care of one another. And at a time when people were torn between extremes of joy and sorrow — the oldest son of a longtime family was free, but they ...

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