In for a Spell of Trouble

October 28, 2007

Author: Megan Twohey

Source: The Baltimore Sun,0,1537366.story

ROSSVILLE, Ill. - Things were already going downhill in this small farming community when the witches arrived.

Area factories had shut down. So had the local high school. A suspicious fire had destroyed much of the downtown. The use of methamphetamine was destroying families.

So when a group of Wiccans from out of town moved into a storefront this summer and put up a sign advertising "Witch School," it was only a matter of time before alarm bells sounded and tempers started to boil in this village of 1,200 about 125 miles south of Chicago near the Indiana border.