The state’s ban on gatherings of more than 10 people due to the coronavirus pendemic is causing communities to either change their Memorial Day plans or cancel them all together…

– Wooster’s Memorial Day Committee, of course, cancelled its parade and public ceremony, but a few veterans will deliver a rifle salute and taps on Monday at Wooster Cemetery.

– In Orrville, the American Legion Post 282 worked with the city to prerecord a Memorial Day service that will air on Armstrong Cable and the city’s Facebook page, beginning Monday at 7am.

– In Shreve, American Legion Post 67 invites any veteran to drive or be driven to the post on Monday morning, between 8:15am and 8:45am, so that they can drive past the honor guard and salute.

– Rittman and Dalton will still be holding their annual parades, with each beginning Monday morning at 10am, but participants will not be allowed to leave their vehicles while traveling along the parade route.

– Smithville will host a small ceremony at the village’s Veteran’s Memorial.  It will begin Monday morning at 10am.

– The American Legion Post 497 in Creston will conduct a prayer and rifle salute at various cemeteries in Canaan and Congress townships, culminating with salutes at the cemeteries in Burbank and Creston.

– The Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, near Rittman, will hold a wreath-laying ceremony, accompanied by a moment of silence and the playing of taps, but the ceremony will not be open to the public.