Noon Hour Update: Trying to save a fire station in Ophir and 9/11 ceremony

What’s happening and what we’re working on
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Welcome to the Auburn Journal’s “Noon Hour Update,” where we’ll present you with stories and updates on what’s going on in the news and what we’re working on for our Wednesday edition.

What we’re working on: Reporter Gus Thomson is looking into efforts to keep the Ophir fire station open despite its planned closure for Jan. 1, 2013.

In honor of Sept. 11, a ceremony was held at Auburn City Hall Tuesday where a 20-pound, 12-inch-by-15-inch piece of steel from the World Trade Center was unveiled as a memorial. Reporter Jon Schultz was on hand and has a photo and information on the ceremony.

Jon will also be headed to the arraignment Tuesday afternoon of the stabbing suspect who is accused of allegedly attacking someone early last Friday morning.

One Placer High School graduate had the opportunity to spend his senior year in Switzerland. Reporter Amber Marra will have a profile on the Hillman and his experiences overseas.

In Food & Wine, Journal Features Editor Krissi Khokhobashvili will have a feature about the new wine lounge at the High Hand Nursery in Loomis.

What you’re talking about: Our story about the missing Auburn pharmacist being found has several readers sharing their thoughts on the ordeal. And our Letters to the Editor about Sept. 11 here and here are getting reader response as well. Read these entries and more and share your opinions.

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