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Oregon man in Moscow when Yeltsin crushed armed uprising

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

October 2003
News: East Toledo Councilman Bob McCloskey urged city council to revisit its new smoking ban after 20-some bars, restaurants and a bowling alley complained it was hurting business. One bar owner claimed he lost $1,800 in sales in the first nine days of the ban.

Oregon City employees donated more than 500 hours of sick time to fellow employees in need. Fifty-three employees donated hours to Jackie Thomas, deputy clerk of court. Thomas suffered a brain aneurism and was injured in a traffic accident.

Sports: Brian Lay, 23, a Lake grad, set a world record for sprint cars at Kalamazoo Raceway when he registered a qualifying time of 10.92 seconds.

The Clay volleyball team, in its first season in the Toledo City League, finished second losing in the championship match to St. Ursula, the nation’s seventh rank team. The Eagles, under first-year coach Brad Morrison, had a 14-7 record and were led by Kate Yenrick, Ashley Rucki and Kendra Dippman.

The Oak Harbor girls’ soccer team completed its first varsity season undefeated at 11-0-5. The Rockets were led by Ashley Brugnone (20 goals); Jen Moor (15 goals) and goalie Tabitha Goetz.

Price check: J.C. Penney Furniture Outlet Store sold twin mattress sets for $199 (Reg. $399).

Hot then, gone now: The Andersons, Woodville Mall.

October 1993
News: Nationally known healing priest Rev. Edward McDonough visited Good Shepherd Catholic Church in East Toledo to conduct a liturgical service. Rev. McDonough was best-known for healing an 11-year-old Massachusetts boy declared brain dead after being electrocuted.

Sports: Pat Toneff, 44, an Oregon Tae Kwon Do instructor and third-degree black belt, traveled to Moscow, Russia with a United States team to compete against teams from 21 other counties. Not only was the competition spirited, Toneff found himself in the middle of an armed uprising against President Boris Yeltsin. Toneff and his teammates were told to turn their U.S. jackets inside out as they were rushed back to the hotel. Later, he heard tanks rolling and machine-gun fire in the distance.

Price check: GenoaBank offered auto loans at 7.05 Percent A.P.R.

Hot then, gone now: Coldwell Banker Mohon Realty, Northwood.

October 1983
News: Genoa banned door-to-door trick-or-treating and replaced it with a party to go along with the annual Genoa Kiwanis parade. Mayor Hope Niehausmyer said the village did it to eliminate the risk of injury from going door to door.

Walter and Mary Henry of Oregon went on a vacation to Montana to visit their daughter Malla. The Henrys and ranch foreman Dave Hansen took a boat trip down the Yellowstone River. The scenic trip took a dangerous turn when the swift current thrashed their boat into a large rock, capsizing it.

While Malla was swept downstream toward safety, Walter and Mary clung to the rock unable to cross the river due to the strong current. Hansen, however, was strong enough. He located a parked and unlocked car, borrowed a 30-foot rope and used it pull the Henrys to safety.

Daniel Waldenga, 22, a photographer in the U.S. Navy, and his roommate were awakened at 3 a.m. to the loud buzzing of a smoke detector in their apartment building. The two broke the window of a neighboring apartment and using three fire extinguishers put out the blaze, searched the smoke-filled rooms, found an unconscious woman on the floor and carried her to safety.

Sports: Genoa’s Bob Bowlander, 31, was one of 25 table tennis players from across the nation chosen to participate in the U.S. Table Tennis team’s training camp in Colorado Springs. Bowlander was ranked near the top 100 players in Ohio.

Price check: Scotland Yard, Oregon, sold a perch sandwich for $1.50.

Hot then, gone now: Bedding Depot, Great Eastern.

October 1973
News: Genoa Mayor William Peloquin warned residents about men masquerading as meter readers to gain entry into homes. One local businessman lost $300 to two men posing as utility reps.

Sports: Denny Mock, current Genoa superintendent, was named MVP of the Clay-Allen softball team which was competing in the Gibsonburg league.

Walt Rodriguez, a Clay grad and University of Toledo cross country runner, finished first in UT’s win over Ohio University.

Price check: Toledo Home Federal Savings & Loan offered four-year CDs at 7.25 percent interest.

Hot then, gone now: Luda’s Fair Lane Restaurant, Oregon.

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