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Toledo, Ohio & Lake Erie

The Press Newspaper

The Press Newspaper

While we take time to celebrate American labor this Labor Day, Press reporters look at the difficulties of buying American-made products. This is best exemplified by the fact that the top two car models with the highest percentage of American-made parts are the Toyota Matrix and the Toyota Avalon, according to the American Automobile Labeling Act.

It has become a global marketplace and while consumers our reporters interviewed prefer to buy American, they weigh that desire against price and availability.

Press reporters also inform you how to determine if the product you are considering buying is American-made and we list a few web sites to help you compile a list of products that provide manufacturing jobs for Americans.

We hope you find some value in this special package of stories and we wish you a happy Labor Day.

Click below to see the entire Made in America section.


In an article on copper thefts in Northwood that appeared in the Aug. 27 edition of The Press, it should have stated that copper prices have risen from $1.50 per pound in 2009 to nearly $4 per pound in 2012. The Press regrets the error.


Volunteers sought to help couple hit with medical, financial woes

It has been a rough couple of years, to say the least, for Scott and Cali (Rotruck) Witt, of Gibsonburg.

On July 20, 2010, Scott and his daughter Jenna were in a serious vehicle accident at the corner of SR 51 and US 20 while on their way to the Ottawa County Fair.

A call to Lake Township police early Monday morning of suspicious vehicles along Lemoyne Road led to the arrest of five men and a juvenile who have been charged with breaking into homes, garages, recreational vehicles, and passenger vehicles as well as auto theft and other offenses.

Police Chief Mark Hummer said officers apprehended the six when they were running from a Lemoyne Road residence.

Since its inception over 30 years ago, the Log Cabin Compound inside the Sandusky County Fairgrounds has been a "work in progress" for the visionaries as well as fairgoers.  The 2011 Sandusky County Fair saw the debut of the latest addition to the compound — a combination church and school house building.

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