The Press Newspaper

Toledo, Ohio & Lake Erie

The Press Newspaper

The Press Newspaper

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      The exits on the Nostalgia Highway are in 10-year increments. Enjoy this trip through the pages of The Press.  

February, 2008

        News: The Pearson North Committee sought volunteers to work on the historic Johlin Cabin, the centerpiece of a proposed historical interpretation center at Pearson Park. Skilled volunteers were needed to install floor planking and veneer stone around the foundation.

        Deputy Chief James O’Bryant commands the criminal investigation division of the Toledo Police Department, however, he might not have been qualified to join the force in 1967 when his father did.

        O’Bryant’s short stature (5-foot-8¾) may have precluded him from applying by one-quarter inch. Much has changed in policing in the past 50 years and O’Bryant shared some of those changes when he spoke last week to block watch leaders and members of the East Toledo Club.

        It was called “The War to End All Wars.” A world war in which 16 countries sent 65 million soldiers into combat. The casualties were horrendous—nearly 10 million killed and another 20 million wounded.

        Still, World War I did not deter Adolph Hitler from starting World War II. And, as the rhetoric ratchets up between President Donald Trump and Kim Jung Un, supreme leader of North Korea, and the specter of nuclear war hangs over us, it might be time to revisit the horrors and destruction of that first world war.

      The United States entered that war 100 years ago this year. To commemorate the local men who fought in it, the Wood County Historical Center & Museum earlier this year unveiled an extensive exhibit on the war entitled Over There! Send Word, The Wood County Boys Are Coming.



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