Issue 36

The Olb City Announcer

Volume 4, Issue 6
April 11th-April 17th, 2021

Woodchuck Criminals Caught

By Tony Yuan

Olb City Courthouse-On Monday, police caught the infamous Woodchuck Criminals while they were robbing a bank in Olb City. The Woodchuck Criminals murdered three people in the space of a year, and a jury sentenced them to life in jail. The details of who they are are a bit shadowy, however we have a tentative identification of John Kanhson, Tom McBluecal, and Harry Rasdin, along with Chris Owens, who was caught last year. All four have criminal histories. They pleaded not guilty but were convicted. Police were able to coax out the location of their base; it turns out that they were hiding out in an abandoned house on the outskirts of New Athens. The motive of the murders is unknown. This is still a developing story; we will publish updates as new facts emerge.


by Owen Miyazoi

Reclusive billionaire Aolo Momo opened his new art museum downtown on Friday. It is called Downtown Art. Tickets cost 5 Arenzos and kids went free. Mr. Momo also unveiled a newly acquired Picasso painting at the opening.


By Sam-Louis Alrocaet

The Olb City Gladiators unseated the Arenztopia City Antelopes as the champions of football in Arenztopia on Friday. The tense game went into two overtimes and resulted in a score of 34-32.


By Mezoir Logan

Next week should be hotter than this week, with temperatures going from 25 to 30 degrees Celsius.

Coronavirus Report

By Owen Miyazoi

Cases are at only TWO, with 0 deaths still. President Avila says that people will need to continue social distancing, wearing masks, and refrain from being in groups that are more than 15 people until 100% of adults are vaccinated because there might be more cases that we don't know about. The Arentopian Bureau of Health is working on a vaccine for kids 16 and under.

Feature: Percia Joso

By Lorenzo Avila & Tony Yuan

Today we interviewed 73 year old Percia Joso, the author of the new book The Adventures of Adras. The book is about a child named Adras who finds out that his parents are Nazis, and tries to escape.

Olb City Announcer: Hi, and thanks for coming! Could you tell us what inspired you to write about World War II?

Percia Joso: Well, I grew up in post-WW2 Germany. My parents were some of the lucky Jewish people who didn't get caught by the Nazis. So I've always felt a personal connection to World War 2.

OCA: I can tell the book is going to be really good. Could you tell us about the characters?

PJ: Well, the main character Adras is a smart kid with a passion for art. Every Saturday he and his best friend Joseph go to art class in Nazi Germany. On the Saturday of September 9, 1939, the art teacher tells Joseph that he can't come because he's Jewish. Adras is shocked and goes home and tells his parents about what happened. His dad says, “It's for the best.” Later Adras overhears his parents talking about working for the Nazis. He starts to plan to escape because he knows being a Nazi is wrong, and that night he escapes with Joseph, some Jewish neighbors, and the Jewish neighbors’ baby. The rest of the story is them trying to make it to England.

OCA: I better go buy this book right now. Where can I get a copy?

PJ: So you can get it at ArenzBooks, and Winslow & North, and Bookology is offering it at a discount. I think OlBooks is also selling it, but it's more expensive there.

OCA: Thank you for telling us all this about your new book! I can't wait to read it!

PJ: Yeah, thank you for inviting me!

This interview has been edited for length and clarity.

Olb City Citizen Climbs Mt. Everest

By Sam-Louis Alrocaet

On Tuesday, Olb City climber Albert Oenal planted the Olb City flag at the summit of Mount Everest among dozens of other flags. He started his climb in early March. Oenal is a renowned mountaineer who has climbed Arenztopia Mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro, Mount Denali, the Matterhorn, and now Mount Everest.

Panda Stolen Update

By Owen Miyazoi

This is an update to a story in Issue 35.

Bobo the Arenztopian Spotted Panda was found in a dumpster in Olb City a week after he was stolen from a wildlife reserve. A local resident heard noises and found the panda, thereby proceeding to call Arenztopian Animals, a nonprofit rescue organization. Bobo was returned home just in time for the birth of his three kids, named Rori, Bielo, and Cookie. The RCEAMIS reports that Bobo and his family are very happy together, and that the panda cubs are very energetic.

Book Recommendation

By Sam-Louis Alrocaet

This week we recommend the excellent science book The Elements by Theodore Gray. Gray explores every single one of the elements using magnificent photos from his own vast element collection, accompanied by humorous and informative writing. Gray is also the cofounder of software company Wolfram, which makes the extremely popular software Mathematica. If you like Oliver Sacks or Randall Munroe, you will love this book.


By Lorenzo Avila

back home
together again


By Owen Miyazoi

Amelia Brieo, the town historian of New Paris, passed away on Monday at the age of 79. She was known for her encyclopedic knowledge and kind demeanor. Send your regrets to her husband Tomas by calliing 190-989-8372.