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Survey show 49 percent of high school students cheated

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

April, 2004

News: Baby Easter, an infant found dead in Cedar Creek, was buried in Allen Township Cemetery, following a community-led fund drive. Craig Emahiser, Ottawa County Sheriff, said, “The community’s really come together and this baby isn’t going to a pauper’s grave. We’re going to have graveside services and a headstone for her.”

U.S. Coking Group chose Oregon for its $250 million heat recovery, coke plant estimated to bring 165 jobs.

Mike Navarre, Toledo police chief, attributed part of the 1.6 percent decrease in crime to the mountain bike unit formed in 2002. The nine-member team quietly patrolled at night when criminal activity was at its peak.

At its annual Prism Awards dinner, The Eastern Maumee Bay Chamber of Commerce named Ed Harmon Business Person of the Year. Harmon invested more than $15 million in five years to build three warehouses in Oregon covering 260,000 square-feet. The investment resulted in 150 new jobs.

Sports: Danny Clayton, who won a City League title while compiling a 110-53 record at Waite, was named head baseball coach at Genoa.

Greg Wilker, head baseball coach at Lake, won his 300th game. In 20 years at the school, his record stood at 302-222 and included five league titles.

Price check: Sky Bank offered home equity loans at 4.99 percent APR.

Hot then, gone now: The Golf Outlet, Woodville Mall.

April, 1994

News: Diane Chambers, aka Carol Lee, aka Diane Conrad, the nanny who allegedly stole an estimated $30,000 from a Perrysburg couple was on the run and being sought by the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department. This story, which eventually aired on America’s Most Wanted, first appeared in The Press.

The number of Ohio farms, which totaled 70,711, decreased by 10 percent from 1987 to 1992, according to the U.S. Commerce Department. Two sizes of farms, however, increased--those under 300 acres and those more than 1,000 acres.

Sports: Lorna Richey Michael, a Clay grad, ran 2,935.2 miles in 64 days to finish the “Trans-America Foot Race.” She was the first woman in the history of the event to finish the race.

Jim Derr, Perrysburg wrestling coach, was honored by the Ohio Wrestling Coaches Association for his 33 years in the sport. Derr started the wrestling program at Northwood High School and coached there nine years.

Price check: Sisters Chicken sold a two-piece chicken dinner with two sides and a biscuit for $1.99.

Hot then, gone now: Huss Lawnmower, East Toledo.

April, 1984

News: Macy’s in Woodville Mall held a finger printing session through the K-I-D Fingerprint Identification Program. Michael Schaefer, a former Kansas City police officer and author of the book “Child Snatching: How to Prevent it from Happening to Your Child,” was the guest speaker.

Sports: Dave Christie resigned as basketball coach at Oak Harbor after 10 seasons and a record of 145-70. Christie won three consecutive SLL titles and his last team made it to the state final game before bowing out with a record of 26-1 His career record over 23 years with five schools was 299-178.

The Ohio High School Athletic Association proposed tightening academic rules for participation in sports and co-curricular activities. The proposal would require a participating student earn at least four credits toward graduation in the preceding grading period to retain eligibility.

Kevin Marble, a Lake senior hockey player, set the school record for most career points. Marble tallied 220 points in 75 games on 89 goals and 131 assists.

Price check: Macy’s in the Woodville Mall sold a Sansui Dolby cassette deck for $129.

Hot then, gone now: Mr. Dale & My Nails, Northwood.

April, 1974

News: Cardinal Stritch sophomore Julie Glauser was the only East Side student to receive a Superior Rating in the 15th Annual Toledo Science and Engineering Day. Her project was entitled “Cheating.” Glauser gave pre-marked tests to more than 500 students from 10 high schools. Teachers returned the tests to their students to self-correct. After students turned in their grades, Glauser rechecked the papers for cheating. Results showed 49 percent of students cheated. Of those, 54 percent were males. The study showed almost no variance from school to school.

William Nye, director of Ohio Natural Resources, issued a plea to sport and commercial fishermen to cooperate with the state’s effort to increase the low walleye population in Lake Erie.

Nye’s comments came after the DNR seized its first commercial fishing boat for illegally taking walleye. The boat’s owner paid $1,250 for its return. He was also convicted of two counts of failure to remove nets after the end of the fishing season and fined $200 and costs for each charge.

Oregon Mayor Carlton Haas mailed letters to President Richard Nixon and Governor John Gilligan, as well as to state and federal representatives, requesting that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers build dikes along Lake Erie to alleviate flooding due to high lake levels.

Sports: An area woman’s softball league was proposed. Residents from Woodville, Pemberville and Gibsonburg showed interest in joining.

Price check: Tri Motors sales in Oak Harbor sold a 1974 Ford Pinto for $2,442.

Hot then, gone now: King’s Row Fireplace Shop in the Woodville Mall.

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